Easy To Remember — The Great American Songwriters

Today we’re fea­tur­ing songs from the Great Amer­i­can Song­book — with music by writ­ers includ­ing Gersh­win, Berlin, Kern, Carmichael, Porter and many more.

Join us as we take a trip back to recall the Great Amer­i­can Song­writ­ers and their songs — inspired by William Zinsser’s mar­vel­lous book Easy To Remem­ber.

Zee­ber Gold — Eric Idle

Then at 11am or 7pm Pacif­ic Time — 19:00 or 03:00 UK time — please join us for the lat­est in our series of clas­sic inter­views with the movers and shak­ers, musi­cians and artists of the 60s and 70s, Zee­ber Gold.

This week, it’s Eric Idle. What an amaz­ing influ­ence Mon­ty Python has had on the world. First the BBC tele­vi­sion shows, then albums, then movies and musi­cals, and more. This inter­view was done in the late 70s, short­ly before they were about to begin writ­ing the script for The Life of Bri­an. It began as the life of Jesus, but the world wasn’t ready for that. Eric tells about some of the Python’s out­ra­geous, hilar­i­ous, and blas­phe­mous ideas for the script, none of which made it into the movie. You’ll get a glimpse of their think­ing before they have to tame it down a bit — actu­al­ly quite a bit.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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