A Conversation for Tom Lehrer - Satirical Singer and Songwriter

I love Tom Lehrer!

Post 1

David B - Singing Librarian Owl

Lehrer's songs are absolutely magnificent, and his delivery of them incredible (I have tried many times to get my tongue round his Gilbert & Sullivan periodic table and failed miserably), so it was very welcome to read this about his career. It looks like there's a lot more
Lehrer for me to track down. Personal favourites are 'Poisoning the Pigeons in the Park' and the title song to 'Oedipus Rex' - sheer brilliance.

I love Tom Lehrer!

Post 2

Steve K.

I'm a big fan also, who owns the box set mentioned. But my friend in college was an even bigger fan who DID memorize the Elements song - he eventually got a PhD in Chemistry, so he was really ... something. He did get a little tired of requests to perform, as did Lehrer himnself who reportedly asked, on being invited to a house party, if they had a piano. When told they did not, he accepted.

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