People I value: TOM LEHRER

I’m taking the time to thank people whose work I value. While they’re alive to appreciate it. Today it’s TOM LEHRER, the great satirist and songwriter. “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park.” “The Vatican Rag.” “It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier.” “I Hold Your Had in Mine.” “I Got it From Agnes.”

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His songs are biting satires of politics and the social order. His show business career was brief and he walked away from it without regret. To quote Lehrer: “If, after hearing my songs, just one human being is inspired to say something nasty to a friend, or perhaps to strike a loved one, it will all have been worth the while.”


Phoef Sutton

Phoef Sutton

Published novelist - living in South Pasadena, California with his wife Dawn and his daughters Skylar and Celia.
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