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Thread #74881 Message #1317160
Posted By: Gorgeous Gary
04-Nov-04 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Wolfgang: Interestingly enough, two earthquake songs have been on my mind recently. Alaska Mike's "Little Jim", about a guy who sleeps through the Alaska quake of '64 is one (which I just heard at the FSGW Getaway a few weeks back). The other is a song called "Richter Scale" which is a light-hearted look at everyone's favorite quake-measuring system (and which Alaska Mike's song brought to the fore). I don't have the credit in front of me, but I believe its from a Cal Tech professor back in the 60's; I picked it up from someone in the filk community.
But as a structural engineer, songs of either vein are of interest.