The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24029 Message #271610
Posted By: Kettel
04-Aug-00 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Tom Lehrer, new material
Subject: RE: Tom Lehrer, new material
Pardon me for asking, but isn't this boxed set just a re-release of TL's 3 albums. I, stating for the record, love Tom's tunes, but, yes Shanti, Mr. Lehrer has made it quite clear that his funny days are over. In a recent article in the Chicago Sun-Times he said that new students in his math classes come expecting him to be witty and humorous, only to be disappointed when he isn't. He also mentioned this several years ago in a studio interview(I believe it was his last) with Dr.Demento. Still, countless chemistry students owe him a debt of thanks for the 40 odd elements that he helped us memorize and if I ever met him, I'd shake his hand.