Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music's Immune to Parody

The brilliant Tim Minchin is armed with a grand piano in his stand-up comedy. His monologue consists of a series of songs, filled with satire. So, his music is parody, but it doesn't matter. It's still sweet, sweet music.

The essay has been moved to my personal website:

Music Is Immune to Parody


  1. Late in his career, Frank Zappa released a concert recording with a title that posed this question: “Does Humor Belong in Music?” That was in 1986. Even then, “Weird Al” Yankovic had an answer.