I’ve written some tripe this week, I’m not going to lie to you about that. Some of it I’ve kept to read later, some of it I’ve just overtyped and deleted, none of it will I bore you with.
For one reason or another this week I’ve been listening to two great favourite pastimes of mine combined – music and comedy.
I don’t know why I’m so drawn to the genre, but I really enjoy listening to it. Ranging from the modern issues, such as Tim Minchin and Otis Lee Crenshaw right back through the ages past Tom Lehrer from the 60’s to the post-war gentility of Flanders & Swann.
Some of these will stupidly unfashionable, like admitting you quite like Ronnie Barker’s monologues, but I’ve never really been known for my fashion sense!
I think it’s do with the lyrical plays on words that are always going round in my hand combined with music itself. Generally it’s escapism though. Music in general can just wash you, but this style needs to be focussed on.
If you have a couple of minutes free, here’s what I like from the above and some others.
Tim Minchin: Tim Minchin
Victoria Wood: Victoria Wood
Tom Lehrer: Tom Lehrer
Weird Al: Weird Al Yankhovic
Flanders and Swann: Flanders and Swann