Category Archives: Podcasts

The Beatles and Edward Lear

The first sign of the metamorphosis that was under way in the Beatles’ music came on the group’s first single of 1966, “Paperback Writer” b/w “Rain,” a record that recalled “Can’t Buy Me Love” b/w “You Can’t Do That” in its … Continue reading

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Nonsense Programmes

As usual for the Christmas period, the BBC has a few Nonsense-related programmes you can listen to while still available on iPlayer Radio: Drama of the Week, which you can download as a podcast, is Jeremy Iron’s reading of T.S. … Continue reading

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The Earliest Recording of The Owl and the Pussy-cat

The Library of Congress has just launched a new site, National Jukebox, which makes historical recordings available. Among the many jewels is also the Haydn Quartet version of “The Owl and the Pussy-cat.” In a previous post, I had dated … Continue reading

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More Mr. Lear

Here is another song from the Mr. Lear show in Paris, and an invitation for tomorrow’s performance:

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Il libro esplosivo

My Italian translation of Peter Newell’s Rocket Book, Il libro esplosivo, has been out for some time now. The publisher, orecchio acerbo, have a beautiful book trailer on YouTube: While you are there, don’t miss the short for Stefano Benni’s … Continue reading

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Edward Lear's Nervous Family

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library has scans of a few of their Edward Lear manuscripts online; the small collection includes self-caricatures taken from letters and original cartoons for the Nonsense Botanies, but also the full manuscript of … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Edward Lear

You may remember that a few months ago I posted on a projected TV series on Edward Lear’s journey through Albania in 1848. A promo of the documentary is now available on YouTube.

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