Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Postcard of the Day No. 41, Les Escamoteurs

The dark arts of deception are the theme of today’s card. The venerable cup and ball trick with the added distraction of unorthodox musical accompaniment from an impassive trio of dubious origin. The exotic disharmonies of pipe, fiddle and tambourine attract the credulous. The stage is set for the triumph of Oriental guile over Western naïveté.

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