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Monday, July 14, 2014

Tim Minchin's Live Storm

I was introduced to -- and became an instant fan of -- the work of Tim Minchin three years ago when I saw an animated version of "Storm," his brilliant song (he described it as a jazz-backed beat poem) about an encounter with a woman who believes all sorts of nonsense and his efforts to rebut her anti-science garbage with rational thinking. This fall, Minchin is going to publish it as an illustrated book (preview here). But long before those versions, he was performing it as part of his stage act, like this night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in 2009...