Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Several people have asked about my use of the word "prestidigitation" in the "Wizard of Was," Jimi Hendrix post. Did I make the word up? No. In that post I referenced Bruce Hornsby. First heard the word when he was doing a song called "Spider Fingers".

What is Prestidigitation?

Prestidigitation is defined as "skill in or performance of tricks; sleight of hand." Though the word is used in Spider Fingers it doesn't apply to the song or Bruce's Spider Fingers. That's practice and repetition combined with sheer innate musical genius.

Don't believe me? Watch the clip.

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