Easy To Remember — The Great American Songwriters

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main, Zeeber Gold

by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 10 July, 2013

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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