From the Library: Tongue in Cheek…

…and Else­where. Today, Elrik Mer­lin presents a pro­gramme of musi­cal com­e­dy (and com­i­cal music, musi­cal inter­ludes, and sim­ply fun­ny stuff) that ranges from the 19th cen­tu­ry with songs like Some Lit­tle Bug Is Going To Get You, through some of the music-hall nov­el­ty songs of the Edwar­dian era and lat­er (and mod­ern ren­di­tions there­of), to Noël Cow­ard, Flan­ders & Swann and more recent artists such as Tom Lehrer, The Rut­les, The Bon­zos (includ­ing the late Vivian Stan­shal­l’s epic Rawl­in­son End) and of course Mon­ty Python.

Although there is lit­tle that could be called “explic­it”, lyri­cal­ly-speak­ing in today’s pro­gramme, there inevitably may be mate­r­i­al that some might con­sid­er close to the edge in terms of con­tent.

In amongst the com­e­dy there are some pieces of light-heart­ed music that, while not strict­ly speak­ing “musi­cal com­e­dy”, should at least raise a smile.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. Today’s pro­gramme was pro­duced by Elrik Mer­lin.

You can lis­ten now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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