In anticipation of the release of our book Atomic Tunes in May, here is another article we wrote a few years ago and had published on the peer-reviewed online music blog, The Avid Listener, hosted by W. W. Norton & Co. In chapter 4 of the book, we have a section on Tom Lehrer, one of the greatest musical satirists of the 20th century. If you grew up in the 1970s, like Tim did, you may remember his song "Silent E," (a little hug becomes HUGE instantly!) from the groovy kids' show The Electric Company. Daniel Radcliffe, of Harry Potter fame, is a big fan, and memorized "The Elements." Lehrer is still alive, at the ripe old age of 92, and recently released all of his lyrics and music into the public domain. To start reading the Atomic Tunes preview, go here.
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