Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Masochism Tango

Several years ago I was introduced to the musical genius that is Tom Lehrer, and I've been a fan ever since. The insanely clever wordplay contained in his lyrics is on a level unmatched by anyone. His ability to layer these words over ridiculously catchy tunes is also first rate. His songs demand a certain level of intelligence. For me, the modern equivalent would be Tim Minchin. As terrific as Lehrer's songs are, they were better when he performed them in front of a live audience...which was fairly rare. While this isn't my favorite live version of this song (there's a better one on his "An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer" album), it's still pretty damn entertaining in its own right.

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