19 Burst results for "Ricky Jay"

"ricky jay" Discussed on Z104

Z104

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Z104

"Governments have Lyme disease Amy yes yeah when you type in celebrities with Lyme disease Selena Gomez picture comes up first wow I wonder if they contracted project I'm not that stupid I know your who is he married to him Alex Stephen Baldwin okay because an alley wall this are all gone Alec Baldwin has Lyme disease everybody has the line Ellen yeah Terry make America announced yesterday that they're going to step back a senior members of the royal family which I had no idea you could just decide you don't want to be a royal anymore but they weren't normal lives as well some people are just kind of really confused about the same so you're resigning from your royal duties to spend less time with your family like a lot of people are wondering if this is all Megan like her taking him from his family because she left her family in the dust yeah that that would end fears Morgan he's out night nightly host over in Britain he brought that point up the street you'll make a left her friends behind Megan left your own family her dad left her dead behind now she's asking hairy delete his family's play weird but I couldn't stay in the argument somebody would make of do you think you know you were marrying into this like you knew what you were getting into you couldn't handle it then you should have said goodbye long time ago yeah but I feel like she's given in the seeker ultimatum not like it's one idea but it's like we should do that making it thing I get this idea that this is what we should have to do it but do you ever want to see your wife nude again maybe that's it buy a mac Miller record an album before he died it's going to be released next Friday it's called circles and the Oscars won't have the host again this year they said they're gonna build on that successful formula that worked last year I guess most of waiting for that phone call and then he he all three Ricky Ricky Jay Jay.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"The other big feeling Hugh is that there is not sufficient focus on cyber security at the office of the director of national intelligence my view it ought to be director of national intelligence in cyber security key and icy very quickly I'm rolling Sir yes Sir Donald Trump just tweeted that Somali refugees arrested in Tucson on the way from the Egypt they were in touch with an agent posing as a terrorist one of them stated the best wake up call is Islamic state to get a victory or another nine eleven get smart people what do you make of that just thirty seconds at all too soon to tell on the one hand we've always got to be concerned about the movement of terrorists who get in the slipstream of refugees that simply in obvious common sense theory of the case if you're a terrorist trying to get in the country and you see lots of refugees coming you might try and get in that slipstream on the other hand we have stopped selling any of these plot we're pretty good at picking these up I don't lay awake at night with worrying about incidents like that I worry more about shooters at festivals than I do about terrorist coming through refugee strains I'm not James Stavridis thank you as always fall on staff every DJ on Twitter at Sam Ricky Jay follow me to really factor dot com I got it open right now is that hour of the morning when I always take it easy to open I carrying Kirkman was very strong on may have the four pills that make my morning even though it's lukewarm coffee today because they're playing day for me that means overhead luggage that means the most dangerous moment for my back when I live is when I fly I'm going to Denver to interview Molly coming way Kerry Severino tonight for can you at seven tenderly factor dot com will get me there maybe I'll bring some along to the to the broadcast hand out to the people in the we only have a hundred people there were live streaming that but you can go get your own really factor in nineteen ninety five as a starter pack that really factor that com stay tuned this is the Hugh.

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Pandora: more music features and podcasts

Talking Tech

04:03 min | 2 years ago

Pandora: more music features and podcasts

"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple. And smart that place is ZipRecruiter. Where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Have you checked out Pandora recently? The longest running streaming music service has recently added some bells and whistles to the personalized radio format. Let me tell you about them on today's edition of talking tech. I'm Jefferson Graham with USA today. First of all know that Pandora now has a new corporate owner, Sirius XM the company dust known for bringing satellite radio cars serious spent three point five billion dollars on adding pin door to its portfolio in his looking to expand beyond just music to bring in sports and talk podcasts as well. Those of you familiar with Pandora's radio rules. No that while you can create stations based on your favorite artists or songs, you only get five of them per hour, and you can only skip six of the selections. However Pandora is now pushing it's ten dollar monthly service as an alternative for on demand music. A new option is on-demand song requests in exchange for watching a thirty second ad. I am game. One new Pandora. Music feature is called stories where musicians tell about their music in between the playlists cuts artists who've signed up include John legend, it Perry. Farrell. There's also a Pandora hosted story exploring love songs that really aren't love songs with stories from two chains. Rob Thomas and more subscribers to Pandora premium streaming service get to hear the stories for free while those of us who don't pay can listen after watching the ad overall. The plan is for Pandora to begin producing podcast using material from some twenty Sirius XM shows additionally while serious and Pandora will remain separate according to billboard listeners could start hearing from serious hosts like Jenny McCarthy and Ricky Jay base hosting Pandora produced podcast soon. Now, you may have heard the news that big media has discovered the power of podcasting Pandora rival. Spotify recently snapped up Gimblett, the producer of shows like start up for two hundred and fifty million dollars to beef up its podcasting plans. But you know, if you wanna hear a podcast on Pandora, and I hope you do don't go searching for them on the computer because you're not gonna get very far you'll have to have the Pandora mobile app. Open to find podcast tab. Please do and make you talking tack on Jefferson Graham, we'll be back tomorrow with another quick hit on the latest in technology. Listen to the show on Pandora, right? Apple podcasts or wherever you listen online audio and please drop me a line on Twitter. Let me know what you think the show, I'm at Jefferson Graham. Thanks, everyone. For listening. In need of great talent for your business but short on time. You don't have to get lost in a huge stack of resumes. Defined your perfect hire. You just need the right tools smarter tools with ZipRecruiter you can post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with just one click then ZipRecruiter. Actively looks for the most qualified candidates and invites them to apply. So you never miss a great match. No wonder eighty percent of employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site in just one day. Find out today why ZipRecruiter has been used by businesses of all sizes and industries to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results right now. Talking tech listeners can post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free. That's right free. Just go to ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash. Tech talk. One more time to try it for free. Go to ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's very funny funny area. You know, it's funny. When you're when you describe in the film your. Childhood. We're hanging out with your grandfather practicing with your grandfather, there's pictures of you like as a teenager at magic convention with your grandfather where your grandfather won an award for best card trick and you want an award for best seventeen year old. I mean, not overall specifically at magic, you know, I think it was nothing to do. Magic. I was a well adapted teenager. It's bullseye. Jesse thorn? We're playing back my conversation with the late Ricky Jay when we talked in two thousand fifteen he was the subject of a PBS American masters episode. It's called Ricky Jay deceptive practice how much of your childhood and teenage years. Did you spend a hanging out with fifty year old dudes who always had playing cards in their hands? Well, there are couple of things that are funny about that. Because one is it. It gives the impression that I'm any magic nerd as a kid doing magic on some level. I absolutely was. But ironically, I quickly stopped hanging around with with magicians and kid magicians. And I think the reason for it was I had access to great magicians. And I think if if I have a rap within the magic world is that I'm I'm pretty intolerant of mediocre performance. I mean, if somebody does something for me, and they want a critique in some way, just approval if I happen to see the show of someone my standards are unbelievably high because the people I had around me from that early age were not good. They were great great. So in no way, am I trying to offer some disservice to somebody who who's trying to do something and show it to me. It's just that. I think there's a standard and one of the. Things that makes magic so difficult on this level is that if you fool someone doing magic the person who is fooled naturally assumes that the person who fooled them must be good. And then if a third party comes along like me and says, no the person who full you is quite ordinary mediocre or even bad that makes you feel awful. How can somebody who's terrible? Have fooled me. Well, they might have fooled. You by doing a magic affect invented by one person or using a prop invented by some genius or built by an extraordinary designer or using patter written by some brilliant writer, and you don't know any of that. And you're seeing someone execute it rather badly, and that as my my sometimes business partner, Michael Weber says is that magic is such a strong art if can support really bad performers. It's just absolutely true. So it's a very peculiar situation. The other thing is you can't go on to Wikipedia and read and read the biography of a magician who doesn't list some award that they've won. It's just absolutely meaningless. You know, the the north south western Illinois, close up magic championship won three times in a row. I mean, it's it's utterly meaningless. So what what makes sense is obviously attaching oneself on some level, the best being physically, but also in these days, even through something like YouTube of watching people like Vernon and Charlie Miller and trying to understand what they've done and emulating that you'll hear the rest of my conversation with Ricky Jay when we come back from a break. Stay with us. It's bullseye for maximum fund dot org. NPR? Hi, I'm Alison Stewart host of all of it on WNYC, the daily show at the intersection of culture, and the culture on the next all of it actor, Tim Blake Nelson on his most reason of many collaborations with the Coen brothers,.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

"Nobody nobody does that you do the natural things the things that don't draw your attention. And so that people like Derek dugout yo who's also our ad of that that style. When you watch them do stuff it's twice as mysterious because it just feels you don't see any flourishes of cards like, you know, doing incredible things you're just watching the impossible happen by what seems like someone just naturally shuffling. All right, which took ten thousand hours of practice, ice -ly, and Ricky Jane is fifty two assistance is that kind of magic interspersed with just the best storytelling about. History of magic. He's an incredible recommend tour. He was an incredible record tour. There's a there's a somebody online who tweets as God. And I love them that God, you know, right, right? After the announced Ricky Jay died. He tweeted Ricky, Jay just stole my wallet. I really appreciate that that that that was like I was really sad about that. And that that was exactly the right amount of lightning of the mood. And I think that Ricky would have loved that. Who I one last thing about Ricky Jay is that when we went to do the card showdown. Because when we went we went to do the showdown, I was effectively directing this sequence Ricky said, what do you want to do? And I said, well, let's face off. I'll say ten paces and you'll go let's do it. And I, you know, I'm not an actor. But I stand in front of Ricky Jay who really is an actor. And he is ready to do the showdown and goes into that dead face cowboy showdown, look, and it was terrifying. To be in the beams of his incredible is for that shot. It was like. That was like I feel really lucky that I got to experience that. Yeah. Hope you're on your safety gung. I was we both were the car. Right. You belly? I did actually at one point throw a card so hard. I gave my cameraman a cut on his eyebrow. Really was at the lens. Like, you're doing it was. But I mean at the my my crew will tell you it during that week. I was just throwing cards concentrated everything. I was like I was like an HD kid. I wasn't ADHD kid. Let's be clear. That's kind of muscle memory. You can't buy. It's like, yeah. Yeah. Before we continue on with the conversation. I wanna let you know that this episode is also made possible by Kiwi co Kiwi. Co create super cool hands on projects for kids that make learning about steam,.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

This Is Only A Test

02:29 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

"Nobody nobody does that you do the natural things the things that don't draw your attention. And so that people like Derek dugout yo who's also our ad of that that style. When you watch them do stuff it's twice as mysterious because it just feels you don't see any flourishes of cards like, you know, doing incredible things you're just watching the impossible happen by what seems like someone just naturally shuffling. All right, which took ten thousand hours of practice, ice -ly, and Ricky Jane is fifty two assistance is that kind of magic interspersed with just the best storytelling about. History of magic. He's an incredible recommend tour. He was an incredible record tour. There's a there's a somebody online who tweets as God. And I love them that God, you know, right, right? After the announced Ricky Jay died. He tweeted Ricky, Jay just stole my wallet. I really appreciate that that that that was like I was really sad about that. And that that was exactly the right amount of lightning of the mood. And I think that Ricky would have loved that. Who I one last thing about Ricky Jay is that when we went to do the card showdown. Because when we went we went to do the showdown, I was effectively directing this sequence Ricky said, what do you want to do? And I said, well, let's face off. I'll say ten paces and you'll go let's do it. And I, you know, I'm not an actor. But I stand in front of Ricky Jay who really is an actor. And he is ready to do the showdown and goes into that dead face cowboy showdown, look, and it was terrifying. To be in the beams of his incredible is for that shot. It was like. That was like I feel really lucky that I got to experience that. Yeah. Hope you're on your safety gung. I was we both were the car. Right. You belly? I did actually at one point throw a card so hard. I gave my cameraman a cut on his eyebrow. Really was at the lens. Like, you're doing it was. But I mean at the my my crew will tell you it during that week. I was just throwing cards concentrated everything. I was like I was like an HD kid. I wasn't ADHD kid. Let's be clear. That's kind of muscle memory. You can't buy. It's like, yeah. Yeah. Before we continue on with the conversation. I wanna let you know that this episode is also made possible by Kiwi co Kiwi. Co create super cool hands on projects for kids that make learning about steam,.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

"With cards as weapons, and I knew someone who knew his assistant, and I got him on the phone, and I convinced him to come on down to come on up to up to up to Mythbusters. And so he participated he showed me how to throw cards. We had a showdown where we through cards at each other. And he killed me kill me. It was a fantastic like fantasy camp day for me to get to play with him. And I also met his one of his prime collaborators, my very good friend and director of brain, candy, Michael Weber, and Michael came up with Ricky at that point, the two of them have done had done, a huge amount of problem solving and practical allusions for Hollywood. For instance. It's Ricky Jay and Michael Weber that made Gary Sinise his legs disappear for Forrest Gump because onto the company. Did you just? Was that before CG was a big thing. Exactly. And that was mostly a practical effect because CG was expensive. And they came up with a way to do it. That didn't I've still never asked them how they still never asked Michael how they did it. But they did it in a way that was practical that didn't cause Sinise to lose all circulate into his legs. So sinise. Sorry, excuse me. Ricky Jay did collaboration with Robertson. Mecca and tons of other directors for stuff exactly like this practical magic effects for the screen. Exactly. Wow. Yeah. And consultations in generals for storytelling to how Dietrich an audience to to care about this thing, and such a wonderful, wonderful actor. I mean, I love him in the movie heist is one of my favorite David Mamat films with Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny devito and Ricky Jay's just he's one of their one of their team. I don't mean to digress. But I'm stuck on the physics of how you throw a card so well and directly so that it embeds itself. Into a watermelon. I'm happy to show you right after this. Is it more about the spin than the force? It is absolutely about the spins and and over time. Yeah. You end up with this ability to kind of with these cards out. I'm I'm pretty good at throwing playing cards. I believe that there are still playing cards in the rafters at five. And every time he finds when Jamie Hyneman gets a little pissed off. You're treating your arm like a bullet. Yep. I think so your whole arm has the sling out. And you know, I have I have I have cut pieces of fruit. I have sliced cigarettes in half. I am much less accurate than a genuine pro. Like Ricky Jay was. But you know, I can I can I I can peak above the clouds a little bit, right? That's very cool. And I think there was a twenty thirteen documentary about him. I might be on Netflix. I'm not sure if you want to know about the news, there's an early eighty sorry. There's a nineties HBO documentary of state show. He did call Ricky Jane is fifty two assistance, which is absolutely worth. Watching. I mean, the thing that he would do with his card metric, you really appreciate, you know, Ricky Jay one of his mentors was diverted in this really important twentieth. Century magician who really advocated a naturalistic style, not a David Copperfield. Kind of what's happening but much more of a, you know, learned from card sheets. So, you know, these are the magicians that are like you don't move Aucoin from one hand to the other..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

This Is Only A Test

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on This Is Only A Test

"With cards as weapons, and I knew someone who knew his assistant, and I got him on the phone, and I convinced him to come on down to come on up to up to up to Mythbusters. And so he participated he showed me how to throw cards. We had a showdown where we through cards at each other. And he killed me kill me. It was a fantastic like fantasy camp day for me to get to play with him. And I also met his one of his prime collaborators, my very good friend and director of brain, candy, Michael Weber, and Michael came up with Ricky at that point, the two of them have done had done, a huge amount of problem solving and practical allusions for Hollywood. For instance. It's Ricky Jay and Michael Weber that made Gary Sinise his legs disappear for Forrest Gump because onto the company. Did you just? Was that before CG was a big thing. Exactly. And that was mostly a practical effect because CG was expensive. And they came up with a way to do it. That didn't I've still never asked them how they still never asked Michael how they did it. But they did it in a way that was practical that didn't cause Sinise to lose all circulate into his legs. So sinise. Sorry, excuse me. Ricky Jay did collaboration with Robertson. Mecca and tons of other directors for stuff exactly like this practical magic effects for the screen. Exactly. Wow. Yeah. And consultations in generals for storytelling to how Dietrich an audience to to care about this thing, and such a wonderful, wonderful actor. I mean, I love him in the movie heist is one of my favorite David Mamat films with Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny devito and Ricky Jay's just he's one of their one of their team. I don't mean to digress. But I'm stuck on the physics of how you throw a card so well and directly so that it embeds itself. Into a watermelon. I'm happy to show you right after this. Is it more about the spin than the force? It is absolutely about the spins and and over time. Yeah. You end up with this ability to kind of with these cards out. I'm I'm pretty good at throwing playing cards. I believe that there are still playing cards in the rafters at five. And every time he finds when Jamie Hyneman gets a little pissed off. You're treating your arm like a bullet. Yep. I think so your whole arm has the sling out. And you know, I have I have I have cut pieces of fruit. I have sliced cigarettes in half. I am much less accurate than a genuine pro. Like Ricky Jay was. But you know, I can I can I I can peak above the clouds a little bit, right? That's very cool. And I think there was a twenty thirteen documentary about him. I might be on Netflix. I'm not sure if you want to know about the news, there's an early eighty sorry. There's a nineties HBO documentary of state show. He did call Ricky Jane is fifty two assistance, which is absolutely worth. Watching. I mean, the thing that he would do with his card metric, you really appreciate, you know, Ricky Jay one of his mentors was diverted in this really important twentieth. Century magician who really advocated a naturalistic style, not a David Copperfield. Kind of what's happening but much more of a, you know, learned from card sheets. So, you know, these are the magicians that are like you don't move Aucoin from one hand to the other..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I'm Jewish in his book cards as weapons is the foremost text on the subject, the only text on the subject. I hope he's also a scholar of strange performances, it's from that. Well that learned pigs and fireproof women springs. The book is three hundred pages of bizarre amazing. An unbelievable entertainers and their bizarre, amazing and unbelievable entertainments, for example, data's the memory man who answered correctly from memory fifty questions tonight as posed by the audience or a man named LaRoche just LaRoche who encapsulated himself in a steel ball, then rolled up and down a perilous spiral track with no walls or Malini the magician billed as the most marvelous of master prestigious tour's one chapter. Is concerned solely with performers who lacked legs or arms or both legs and arms. As was the case for a painter of miniatures named miss biffing. She held the brush in her mouth one newspaper advertisement reproduced in the book from seventeen eighty eight reads stone eater, it's in capital letters stone eater. The public are most respectfully informed that the exhibition in future will be this and every day from twelve to three and on account of the numberless applications after the exhibition has been closed every evening from seven to nine at number ten Cox per street Charing Cross admittance half. A crown? The stone eater hopes, ladies and gentlemen, will indulge him by a few minutes attendants as the many visits he receives a day render a short delay unavoidable in this book. There's even this man named Joseph whole known. Nez that PetO main which translates apparently has the far to- maniac. It would be easy to laugh at these crazy performances and the crazy ancient people who presumably paid to attend them. And it is if I'm honest impossible to read the book without laughing, but Ricky Jay doesn't hold himself above these men and women or even above the tight rope walking donkey's, he comes by his great passion because he too is a performer. He understands the astonishing accomplishment of the man who jumps off a seventy five foot platform with a noose around his neck, the ingenuity of the spiritualist, and the spiritualist bunker, even the craft of the far east. What makes learning pigs and fireproof women special is the way the bond of show business ties all these men and women in creatures together by their greatest common element. Whether they began their lives with some traveling circus or in the literal actual poor house or without any arms or legs. They dedicated those same lives to all of us. They just wanted to entertain and in remarkable ways. They did that's my how shop. That's all for this week's. I I wanted just take this opportunity to thank Ricky Jay for having spent the time that he did here while he was alive. It meant a lot to me his workers meant so much to me over the years. It's just brought me a lot of joy and wonder and. He was very remarkable, man. So I thank him. I tip my cap and our thoughts here at bull's eye are with his family, his wife, Chris. Came with him to do the interviews. And I feel very lucky to have spent some time. Bullseye is recorded at maximum fund dot org world headquarters. Overlooking MacArthur park and beautiful Los Angeles, California where the rain was profoundly diagonal today. Like, it was pouring rain than totally clear, then pouring rain again in at least a forty five degree angle. Our show is produced by speaking into microphones better microphones than we used to have in two thousand five I think these sound on this week's episode evidences.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Are we breaking the story that there is no such thing? We're on the cutting edge here Jesse. I perhaps we are. I, you know, but but am I delighted by that what you can hear in the way, I'm telling it? Absolutely completely thoroughly delighted by it. I mean, one thing was great things of this that that the center spent, you know, he only performed at certain hours because he spent much of the day currying himself in advance of his actual appearance before the public. And then the story that he was a French sailor mounted upon a stuffed horse. I mean, it's just every new sentence was just wonderful. So I'm a little weary today but much happier for having gone through this experience. So in your books, you write about magic e you've written about hoax is in deceptions. I mean, you know, whatever it may be the mechanical Turk or something like that. Which was presented as mechanical chess player. But was actually as it turns out tiny person inside who is really good at chess, man, I stop you. That's one of one of the things. That's fascinating about about. History is a statement like eight tiny person concealed in a machine playing chess. I I don't know how many times that era has been made since seventeen sixty nine. But but. The idea of a human being who might inhabit a mechanical machine in able to play chess is certainly possible. The idea that that person needs to be tiny is. What? Okay. So that's fair. I'll just say I'm a pretty big person. I'm not inclined to get into any machines to play chess. I've seen people bigger. Getting. If I thought there was actually person who got into a machine to play chess. I would say, yes. But so, you know, things that are hoaxes, but also things that are just unusual and involve remarkable skill. I mean, you know, people people without arms and legs who paint with their with a brush held between their teeth. Sure. But you see let me go back to this mechanical chess player thing because I think there's something really important about this. So here's a figure built in seventeen sixty nine the that that's a slightly smaller than life size Turkey sitting behind a chessboard and literally playing against all comers and winning and extraordinary number of games. This wind up mechanical Turkish chess player. And in fact, I'm willing to admit to you that it is not a real automaton. And it's one of the first great magic cabinet effects, and it is a fraud end. It is a hoax, but it has this remark. Career. What excites me about a career decades and decades and decades and decades? Yeah. Long after the original own Venter man named von Campbell and dies. And it's bought by other people. It's bought. So here's a mission. That's put in seventeen sixty nine and exists all the way until eighteen fifty four when it's burned in the Chinese museum in Philadelphia. And then their imitators of it as well as their often. But here's what I find exciting is that Edward Ed the Reverend Edmund Cartwright hears about this machine that plays chess. And he says if there's a machine that can play chess, all I can invent the power loom. He's working on the idea of Cannell loom actually be made to work mechanically. And he does so using deception and false knowledge. He creates a power loom that has you know, an enormously important impact on the industrial revolution. And also Charles Babich and the whole computer world, which follows him is influenced by the chest plate and Alexander Graham Bell, you know, and the invention of the telephone also has something to do with this mechanical chess player why I find that just just beyond intriguing to actually exciting, you know, how can false. College lead to something. Good. Well, you were saying before can deception ever lead to something. Good. Well, maybe the answer should be changed yet..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I was fooled that I'm concentrating. And because I was fooled. I'm worried that this man may get into my head or for behavioral to some of fact my life on some peculiar level. But rather that being fooled might make me laugh and hearing some story that was exciting might make me think about that story again in a similar circumstance. I mean, I think that's that's what I'm looking for as a as a performer. You don't deception taking on the whole is usually seen as a negative thing in the world. You've sort of dedicated your life to it. I wonder if you have dedicated your life to it because you want to have power over a demon. Or if you've dedicated your life to it because you think there's some untapped well of goodness and value in it. It's a great question. But I I don't think I could go as far as say, I think there's some untapped. Well of goodness. I'm really intrigued by it. And I I suppose if I had to come up with a one word description of what I'm interested in. I I do think I have a broad a broad range of interests. I if someone said you had to choose only one word, I might say deception I found last night that that I was for a book, I was writing I was doing some research. And I was describing a man who I'm very interested in who lived from. This is what the book is about from sixteen seventy four to seventeen thirty nine and describing what he did. And at the same point. I ran across a description of a send tour apparently appearing in London. Shortly after that and the the middle of the eighteenth century. Well, I got incredibly intrigued I'd seen one reference to this year's before and suddenly in an era where Google exists, and I really really have mixed feelings about such a thing to the point where a book like learned pigs and fireproof women, which you were so kind to do a piece on not so long ago. My first fairly serious history history of unusual entertainers, or I'm talking about deceptions various kinds, I find this play bell. And I'm saying that that was written in an era pre Google long before before Google, and you can have access to two in interesting materials, and I was able to immediately search some eighteenth century records. This was last night at three in the morning. And found on advertisement in an eighteenth century newspaper for the arrival of the centurion London. I found an advertisement for a pamphlet written about the send tour I found the pamphlet written about the center, I read the pamphlet written about the center, you know, this half man, half horse. And then I found I found the man who wrote this a fellow Richard Bentley, and it was complete host. Well, how could it have been otherwise? But the idea that it was written as a hoax..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:57 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"And I think it I imagined that it would be easy as an acolyte of magic to get involved in a kind of transactional thing, which is like you learn about a thing you figure out how to do it you practice until you can do it. And. Your approach seems to be heavily tilted towards a more holistic view of the performance. Well, I I'm I'm not sure I I the way you preface this is absolutely true. That my grandfather would let me see particular qualities of great magicians and think about them, and they were often not the things one would think about in terms of how you become better as as a burgeoning sleight of hand artists, for instance, of the great Francis Carlyle who is a wonderful performer when I was a kid around New York and my grandfather saying from Francis, you have to learn how to give instruction you have to learn how to make an effect important. I'm sure you've seen magic has. How has almost anyone who's ever watched magic? Where you find something perhaps dazzling? But you're not sure what was supposed to have taken place, and they're now showing you fourteen variations of it. And and when Francis get an effect. You know, I'm. Gonna place a card in my pocket. You know that card is the eight of clubs watch it. I'm gonna put another card in an envelope in my jacket that's two of spades. And then when those two cards change places, it's absolutely clear, and it said in a way that you're going to have no trouble reconstructing the action. And because of that you're going to be excited by it. You know, what was supposed to happen? And then you're able to react to it in in a in a really clear specific way, I thought that was very important training. And so these are all things that I try to make part of the presentation that I'm doing if that makes it holistic, perhaps, I I guess I imagine that the performance of magic in some ways is a melding of sort of scientific, and engineering ideas. With more humanities oriented ideas that you know, part of it is the mechanics of making something happen and having the self discipline to. Rehearsed those mechanics so extensively that you can pull off something that's incredibly difficult to pull off mechanically. And part of it is about. Creating the rhythm and the story and the sort of social engineering that's required to make. Something small or something big seem amazing. Seem compelling. Well, I think those things are all true. And what you get to eventually with all of those those elements, the mechanics that chops everything that goes into it is venture the ability to perform, you know, what is the experience like for someone in the audience. And ultimately that that's the thing that I think is most important all of these other things are simply tools, including how the effect is done. Even that is not the most essential. I mean, that's what's so strange about people to whom the sum total of this magical experiences. Do I know how the magician did what he did shouldn't even matter on some level? It's alternately if you've gone to the theater, or wherever it is that you happen to be watching this which could be your own house, or or a local pub doesn't much matter. You know, what is that experience like, and that's the real essence. And so the perform. Silence in no way can be underestimated. If anything it's got to be just the opposite. I mean, nothing would be more exciting for me than than the thought that if I did something somebody might remember this, you know, for weeks or months or even for the rest of their life that that's what's important. What would you like an audience to leave your show having experienced or or having gained? Well, I think mostly just that feeling of entertainment having feel having felt entertained, and and I think laughter is the other thing. That's so great that that it's not so much..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:46 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"And I played I paid for my first and second years at Berkeley with money that I won playing poker. And then I beat lineman on the football team for a really big pot, and he hung me out of the window by my ankles. I forgave the debt. That's that was the end of my poker days. It's pretty funny wonder if you've ever had I wonder if you've ever had that sort of reaction who's people some people are on board. I'm sure and I'm not suggesting that you're cheating anyone. But nor was my father some people just don't like losing and door feeling like they got tricked will you're absolutely right. And I've had I've run the gamut of experiences. I mean in the years that I used to work doing close up magic in bars. Where I I literally made my living going from table the table working for tips. I mean often there will be czar situations. I would say a common one was you would you would be performing for a couple, and and you would fool them and the guy would start getting very up tight. Sometimes if the woman reacted to favorably to it. There might be the jealous element. But it could also be simply that they were fooled and tricked and that made them uncomfortable. And I really did have people throw punches at may. And and, you know, throat glasses of of liquor throat drinks, it may, and I yeah, it was all part of what happened. I worked in a bar a lot in those years. I learned a lot. I think ultimately it all makes you a much more comfortable performer. But, but there were there are absolutely people who do not like being told what was the worst of it. Well, no, nobody ever helped me by the heels out of a window. So I. Easily play cards with any lineman. He kept defensive facts. But little guys, you know, the fast little guys were never much of a problem. Why are you? Why have you in your career been attracted to sleight of hand and close up magic and not grand stage magic. Well. I I'm interested in grand stage magic, and I'm interested in the history of it. But personally, I think there's no question it it. It was because of my childhood, this dreadful, and awesome, and on one level and incredibly special on the other level that I was just around people who were the best light of an people of their era. I mean, that's the thing. I'm most proud of in this film in here, these two filmmakers who followed me around for years, a Molly Bernstein and Alan that'll Stein, and they put a film together. And that was the key for me. I was not so interested in doing this intil, I managed to let them become so aware of of this death that I felt that I had my mentor is that I wanted that to be the. The primary the primary idea behind this. They were they ran with it. But that's what was so exciting. And they did sleight of hand. So I did sleight of hand I wonder if there's some part of it as well that was. The. Quote, unquote. Purity of sleight of hand magic that when you are doing sleight of hand, it is an expression of the purest skill of the performer, and there's no way to do a card trick with or I'm sure there is. But it's much less likely that you would do a cartridge with a flip. Freshly open pack of cards that relies on an engineering problem rather than a physical manipulation slash skills problem. Well, it's not it's not completely dro-. But in terms of the purity of it, and yeah, right? And and that if you if you approach it with purity that the idea that there might be some wonderful affect that's created by engineering even with a deck of cards. I think the natural tendency of someone who is excited by sleight of hand would be can I duplicate that using only sleight of hand using the purity of. Line of hands. So sure one of the things you talk about in the film when you're talking about particularly the magicians that you are grandfather introduced you to as a kid was noting these particular elements of performance that weren't necessarily a specific effect..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"We're hanging out with your grandfather practicing with your grandfather, there's pictures of you like as a teenager at magic convention with your grandfather where your grandfather wanted award for best card trick and you want an award for best seventeen year old. I mean, not overall specifically at magic. Oh, I think it was nothing to do. Magic. I was a wealthy teenager. I how much of your childhood and teenage years. Did you spend a hanging out with fifty year old dudes who always had playing cards in their hands? Well, there are things that are funny about that. Because one is it it it it gives the impression that I'm any magic nerd as a kid doing magic on some level. I absolutely was. But ironically, I quickly stopped hanging around with with magicians and kid magicians. And I think the reason for it was I had access to great magicians. And I think if I have a rap within the magic world is that I'm I'm pretty intolerant of mediocre performance. I mean, if somebody does something for me, and they want a critique in some way, just approval if I happen to see the show of someone my standards are unbelie. Believably high because the people I had around me from that early age were not good. They were great great. So in no way, am I trying to offer some disservice to somebody who who's trying to do something and show it to me. It's just that. I think there's a standard and one of the things that makes magic so difficult on this level is that if you fool someone doing magic the person who is fooled naturally assumes that the person who fooled them must be good. And then if a third party comes along like me and says, no the person who fooled you is quite ordinary mediocre or even bad that makes you feel awful. How can somebody who's terrible? Have fooled me. Well, they might have full you by doing a magic affect invented by one person or using a prop invented by some genius or built by an extraordinary designer or. Using patter written by some brilliant writer, and you don't know any of that. And you're seeing someone execute it rather badly, and as my my sometimes business partner, Michael Weber says that magic is such a strong art if can support really bad performers. It's just absolutely true. So I it's a very peculiar situation. The other thing is you can't go on to Wikipedia and read and read the biography of a magician who doesn't list some award that they've won. I it's just absolutely meaningless. You know, the the north south western Illinois, close up magic championship won three times in a row. I mean, it's it's utterly meaningless. So what what makes sense is is obviously attaching oneself on some level the best being physically, but also in these days, even through something. Like YouTube of watching people like Vernon and Charlie Miller and trying to understand what.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Jay, welcome to the show. It's great to have you. Thanks, Jesse great place to be. So what was what was the first magical magic trick? Or or I guess you typically call them facts that you ever remember the you remember performing, oh, some dreadful dreadful effect. So you weren't super good at the very beginning. Is that what you're saying? Why? No, I was dreadful. I this. I lived in Brooklyn. And there was a very famous seafood restaurant and sheep's head bay called could God. I just a Lund as London's where waiters who had been there for years and years worth stripes to indicate their great service, and where people flooded on the weekends, and they had little coffee Cremers paper coffee Kramer's that they served with the coffee at the tables, and they could stack, and I think the first effect I ever did at something to do with stacking. These little paper. Coffee kramer's. And if that wasn't boring enough, I'm sure I had some other things of of equal excitement. How did you learn to do it? Well, my grandfather was having dinner with me at Lund days and taught me my grandfather was a terrific amateur magician. And the great thing about about growing up with him was as as skilled as he was and his skill was considerable. His friends were some of the great magicians in the world, literally the great magician. So the world and the piece on American masters the film that was made is largely about my mentors. And the major ones are most of the major ones with one exception where kids excuse me, we're man that I met as a kid in in New York. Did you? Naturally possess. The. The discipline requisite to master magic effect. It's an interesting question. I'm not sure. Because from the moment, I can consciously. Remember practicing all the time. It was pleasure. Not paying and people often said to me, I mean, there were periods in my life where I practice certainly more than eight hours a day and people say, oh, that's just so amazing. And you say we'll no you go to some job you dislike for eight hours a day. The difference is that I learned more about practices. I got older and found out that that just the number of hours was not the key to practicing successfully one of my great mentors. Charlie Miller who lived in Los Angeles was someone who really helped me refine the concept of practice, and it turned out that thinking about what you were doing each move. You were practising consciously each time you did it and trying to improve it and looking at it from different angles and analyzing it from different steps was far more important than just the road. And so somewhere, I think I've even written. Maybe it was as far back as cards as weapons in the seventies that practice could become a meditative tool. It just became a lovely thing to do you felt good having a deck of cards or coins. Or whatever you were working within your hand to the point where hours and hours and hours into this. There was a certain comfort and. And so yes, that's necessary on the path of becoming good at what you do. But it also I think is overrated in terms of how indicative it is of of reaching a certain skill or mastery. It's very funny funny area. You know, it's funny. When you're when you describe in the film your. Childhood..

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"ricky jay" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast

"I think so and also I wanted to mention Ricky Jay passed away. Now, Ricky Jay, he's known as an actor. And you've seen him in a lot of things what David Mamat movies. A few Paul Thomas Anderson movies, he pops up here and there, but he was primarily known as a magician and one of the best swipe a ham Egyptians that ever lived and a and a magician his. Story and he passed away on Saturday. Now, I don't know a lot about magic. And I don't know a lot about Ricky Jay's magic, but I do know about his acting, and I do know that he's always he's always fun to see especially in Paul Thomas Anderson movies. So as a means of of tribute here, it's sad when people pass away. I never did a full episode with Ricky Jay, but we do have this little bit from Paul Thomas Anderson. He was he was on the show, and and he brought up Ricky Jay who was in boogie nights. And it's an odd little story. It's a weird little memorium or tribute. But, but it is it was a funny story. And this is me and Paul Thomas Anderson. He's talking about the film, boogie nights and Burt and Mark in this little bit or obviously, Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds, and he's talking about Ricky Jay who who passed away on Saturday. Ricky Jay has the obligation when Mark. And Bert are in this big fight scene at the pool. Yeah. He's coming Margie say get out of here, you know, your high and all his Ricky Jay had the job of holding Burt back, whereas like, not our job that Ricky should have no Ricky has in magicians hands and everything else and Bert started to improvise and Mark says to to something like, you know, I haven't been up for today's is, you know, look at you've been up for two days you've been doing PLO everything else. He says I haven't been for two days. And bur said, nevertheless, you look, you don't look good, and I'm not going to shoot you this way. And so every time Burt would say, Nevertheless, I kept noticing something happened over Ricky's face. I said what's going on? And he said I can't I'm almost going to lie. I I'm whole. I'm suppressing laughter when he says, nevertheless, and I said why? And he told me this great story of being at a football game with this woman is being. Introduced to sing the national anthem and her name is Helen Helen, Helen Forrest is and they said now to sing the national anthem Helen Forrest and somebody in the stand screams. Helen Forrest socks cock, and the announcer says nevertheless. The long story to tell. But I swear and every time I see if the movies on TV or I see it you see Ricky Jay when I nevertheless, just like. Because of that trigger. So so nevertheless rest in peace. Ricky, jay. So I don't know how your your thanksgiving went. But, but I I was pleasantly surprised it was a smaller group. I think this is what what changed things I got to my mother's a day earlier than I usually do I spaced out the cooking. Oh, and by the way, I did not mash those sweet potatoes. If you're following if you're following along if you're keeping up with the ongoing story of my neurotic bullshit, I didn't mash this week potatoes that that kept them in Moshi cubes. But I have to tell you something that improvise recipe was the was the hit of the whole dinner, the cubed sweet potatoes in coconut oil on Garam masala and a little bit of salt just fucking killed. It did better than the stuffing. Which is usually the big hit. And I figured out a way to pace it out. Prepping is the best if you've got a couple of days to prep make as much as you can before the dinner. So right when the Turkey comes out of the oven, and it's cooling just stick. It. In their on two hundred and warm that shit up for like an hour and then serve it up. And that way, you got a little space. There's no panic you can sit and eat with everybody. But I think the thing that made the difference this year outside of the fact that everybody is getting older. And things are sort of relaxing, in that way, my mom and her boyfriend, John and my aunt and her husband, and my cousins and their kids everyone's getting older, but it was really just pretty tight family dinner this side of the family..

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Deezer adds podcasting to its app in Colombia

podnews

01:48 min | 2 years ago

Deezer adds podcasting to its app in Colombia

"From Vancouver in Canada. The latest pod news. Thank you to Diese for making podcasts available within the app in Colombia the app now contains more than twenty thousand podcasts in five different languages, including this one the company also released data regarding podcast listening in Columbia, most podcast listeners are aged between twenty six to thirty five and predominantly male. Thanks to time who underlined the growing mass appeal of podcasting by publishing the top ten podcasts of twenty eighteen the age wants us to be thankful for a small company in Adelaide spotlighting, the company behind the puck it casts podcast app. Be thankful to for the TV show of homecoming. Which might be the rep podcast that actually turned into a good TV show says the Washington Post and thank the Kiwis podcasting is seeing a meteoric growth in New Zealand, according to the stuff websites. They highlights the front page. A daily news podcasts for the country. Run by news talks at be and the New Zealand Herald. Sorry Christmas story, but one of the most enchanting places on what trees grow gun jobs and the yeti skate on sugar pompon alongside outs. Do I ever read this Christmas? What are you doing the trailer? Yes. Cornelius about the show. Yeah. Christmas is coming. Welcome to Tinseltown as a Christmas adventure for all ages in the style of Disney Pixar all seven episodes around today. It sounds like a perfect podcast for the holidays and Ricky Jay's is special guest today in films to be buried with with Brett Goldstein as well as discovering exactly what is the funniest movie of all time. According to raise listeners, we'll get to hear the film that traumatize him from the age of six

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"ricky jay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"Able i've seen good things good man you never know how tired the other people are that's one lesson i'll say it's a big that's a big part of it but you love magic to with this we got into this you reached out because you loved the derek audio up yeah yeah i'm interested in in your relationship with that you mentioned me meeting ricky jay and and how did it start your interest magic yeah it was it and this is something i've been going through because you know being out here in la for a little while we we i've been going to the magic castle so and and being in support of that i believe you know and you know want to join a member and you know the pay my dues and not just rely on you know friends getting in or whatnot so so i've been thinking about this lot like how did it start i even had to write a little thing for my application there so if the sounds sounds rehearse allies but it's because you take off your it'd be like all right you got it with imagine ricky jay had a conversation like this and then he got up and there was a block of ice behind his menu remember that story god max malini though isn't it or did he did shit that person so and the woman that he did it to they were doing press and she was like we were interested in and i was interviewing for an hour they were talking about that track and at the end he moved his menu and there was a block of ice there and she was like he was in the sun and it only just started melting just like i love the magicians trying to think of the things that we think when we try and think of how things are done.

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"ricky jay" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

02:24 min | 4 years ago

"ricky jay" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"The nfl friday the bills sent wide receiver sammy watkins at a sixth round pick in next year's draft to the rams in exchange for quarterback ej gains of 2018 second round pick additionally the bills acquired wide receiver jordan mathews at a 2018 third round or from the eagles for quarterback in darby bills ricky jay brandin bean on the thought process behind the deals first off i want to thank sammy ronald for their contributions to this team and organisation they gave it their all all time they were air even dimmer recod on these guys before i even took the job and once i got errol no i can't say i got to know these guys as deep as you would like to but uh all my interactions with the were great great man could football players obviously and i wish him the best assist this is not easy this is a uh i'm gonna emotional personal guy and i want to get so all these guys personally and that's the hard part of businesses business but when you have to call these young men and affects their lives that's not easy and shara did that earlier today as they uh as they move forward journeys to la and to philadelphia respectively so again i wish those guys the best and appreciate what they did for the buffalo bills wrong no what proper the moves or where they were to separate moves even though fortunately the timing worked out the way i wanted to get that but uh i was not shop in these guys had calls for multiple teams about sammy all the way back in june shortly after i took over the job and so those things happen all the time people think i mentioned before people ask about different players all the time or on the sleek you never know what serious or watch just bait but again i was not and we were not actively shopping area either of these guys were actively shop and everybody but it became uh la got very serious about sami and philadelphia got very serious about ronald and the timing worked out and as i realize the time it worked out i was able to acquire jordan to.

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