Re: RARA-AVIS: Cheerful Noir Music ?

Philip Benz (
Wed, 26 May 1999 15:00:13 +0200 Bill sez:
<< So, in that spirit, I'll mention the funny grim tales of Tom Leherer
contained in such rollicking songs as "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park,"
"I Hold Your Hand in Mine," and the Irish jig about the maid who does
her family in in various interesting ways... >>

C'mon, Lehrer *noir*? Naaah, his songs were much too sprightly. Dark
humor and brilliant sarcastic style do not *noir* make. Even the "Irish
Ballad" doesn't make the pessimistic cut of darkness needed for *noir*.
But don't get me started. I can quote most of Lehrer by heart...

Cheers, --- Phil
Lyc饠Astier, Aubenas, France

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