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I love that learned pigs book! It's great!

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Consider Cliff Gallup, legendary guitarist for Gene Vincent. Mr. Gallup was a master of his craft, and perfected the "sound" and "style" of rockabilly guitar. He was, however a notorious recluse and avoided his fans, even refusing to sign autographs. Brian Setzer of the Straycats actually had a RIFLE pulled on him when he attempted to speak with Cliff at his home.

Does this side of Cliff Gallup's personality change his relevance in the history of American Music? Of course not!! (In fact, I think it sort of adds to the mystique)

I think Ricky Jay is the bees knees.
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Atucchi -- You know Ricky well... thanks for your intelligent posts.
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On 2005-02-22 19:35, Whit Haydn wrote:

The reference was to "Ricky Jay's Big Book of Magic"--the one with Ricky's "Run Rabbit, Run!" routine. There is also no "Ricky Jay's Big Book of Magic Vol 2" as someone else suggested above.

But there is Ricky Jays The Magic Magic Book available here

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Ricky has his broadside collection out on tour ,and any web search will turn up plenty of information on him. He's hardly a magician hater, but he does make clear that he has no time for the business that goes on at the Castle, and wants no part of it.

Looking back at Cards as Weapons, one see's that wasn't always true, there's a few pictures of Ricky throwing a card over the Castle roof with some of the local wags looking on, so one can only assume that in the time span between then and now, Ricky has seen things that made him change his mind.

People change, and Ricky has turned from a magician who was interested in history into a historian who happens to perform now and then for a few lucky few.

The fact that he could have sold the 52 Assistants show on Broadway out for a few years but chose to only do a couple of weeks worth of performances, *and those two weeks hold the Broadway record for time taken to achieve a sell-out* only goes to show how badly he wants to get back to his collection, his reading, and his writing.

He's just a part time magician, and I think that's pretty cool.
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