Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

A little more on the lighter side

One of my all time favorite humorists is Tom Lehrer, who composed and performed satirical songs during the 1950s and 1960s. This website has published the lyrics from all of his songs. If you know Tom Lehrer already, these lyrics will be a good reminder of what a brilliant thinker and writer he was. If you don't know Tom Lehrer, don't wait -- check it out. And once you've satisfied yourself that his lyrics are wildly entertaining (I think Mark Steyn would write like this if he went into songwriting), get hold of the actual albums. You'll discover then that he was as gifted at writing the music and performing the songs, as he was at writing the words. By the way, if you have only a few minutes to dabble, the most cutting political songs are on his "That was the year that was" album.