Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons In The Park

An evening pause: Tom Lehrer has always been a favorite musical satirist of the modern intellectual community. In the 1960s he was radical, cute, and refreshing. There are many comedy songs by him that I like. This song, performed here on September 11, 1967 (a date quite appropriate in retrospect), illustrates however why in many ways the humor of the left has become somewhat shrill. Too many times, they actually mean it.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.

Painting in the Skies

An evening pause: Fran McKendree, vocal, guitar; Lindsey Blount, vocal; River Guerguerian, percussion; Charles Milling, bass, vocal; Duncan Wickel, violin.

Words and music by Fran McKendree.

There is a painting in the skies,
Reflects the longing in your eyes.
Horizon widens, river bends,
Awakening that never ends.