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10 December 2010 @ 10:24 pm
 
I thought this was pretty fantastic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAaiYKF0cs&feature=player_embedded#!
 
 
 
Novanglusnovanglus on December 11th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
irinapaley on December 13th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
Personally, the best practical use of instant search that I've ever seen.
Volodya: say no to madnessshuffle81 on December 11th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
I personally thought that it was quite terrible. Both the performance itself, and the preposterous introduction, suggesting that Lehrer "wrote this song because he was a scientist" (I am afraid to think what would have been said about why he wrote "The Masochism Tango"...).
jefster the jesterjust_you_wait on December 12th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
He wasn't accompanied by piano, and was going for brevity (skipping interludes and such). Aside from the slip up at the end, it wasn't bad at all.

Side note: I recently came across a Tom Lehrer book of sheet music while mildly intoxicated in a DC bookstore, and I attempted to sing The Elements to impress a female companion. I have enough trouble not stumbling through the tongue twisters while sober. Lesson learned.
Volodya: say no to madnessshuffle81 on December 13th, 2010 11:00 am (UTC)
I am afraid I am not convinced, though thank you for sharing.
Обезьяна Баскервилейmonkey_baskrvil on December 14th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Wow! Is this book sold anywhere in online stores?
jefster the jesterjust_you_wait on December 19th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Обезьяна Баскервилейmonkey_baskrvil on December 19th, 2010 05:56 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! I had no idea there was a Tom Lehrer songbook. Now I can play them too!
(Too bad Alma is not included, it's my favorite)
irinapaley on December 13th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
I didn't mean to suggest that Daniel Radcliffe's performance was fantastic. My comment referred to the fact that somebody young and extremely popular went on television and proclaimed that Tom Lehrer is hilarious and clever. Think of how many young Harry Potter fans are now frantically googling Tom Lehrer, and buying up his records. That, I think, is pretty fantastic.
Volodyashuffle81 on December 13th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Oh I see what you mean. Good point :-)