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Saturday Matinee: Frank, Ricky, Steve, Vassar & Dickey

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Jim Woodring‘s work is a few steps beyond Advanced Tublication; his “Frank” series combines 1930’s cartooning with fever-inspired nightmares. You gotta check out “The Book of Jim.” Woodring’s an excellent (if not mildly disturbed) illustrator.

The only way (in Bunk’s amateur opinion) that he could pull this off is with a stacked 2-way stripper deck, some false shuffles, false cuts, a few flourishes, and great slight-of-hand. Ricky Jay is probably The Best card manipulator in the business. [Found via Edenborough.]

Although he and John Prine wrote the The Perfect Country Western Song, the late Steve Goodman’s greatest hit was “City of New Orleans.”

Whoop!  Just found Vassar Clements and Dickie Betts on one video! Here ya go, folks.  C’mon back tomorrow for more fun!

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee: Frank, Ricky, Steve, Vassar & Dickey”

  1. phil Cordery Says:

    G’day Bunk
    Top notch again
    Loved the Steve Goodman song
    Didn’t know he passed on
    What happened to him?
    Cheers

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Phil– Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia in 1969, and succumbed in 1984. He was one of my favorite songwriters as he rarely cheated on his rhymes. More info here.

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