I first became aware of this material from someone who thought it would NOT be coming out on DVD. I got this email a few months ago:
I believe (or hope) that you are the blogger Gasarch who in 2007 wrote a blog called The definition of rare. And you had a good point: after some stuff has been made available on You Tube it's not rare anymore. Here are some more examples: Tom Lehrer material that's never been -- and probably never will be - commercially available to the public.Right before I was going to post this I emailed the author if it was okay. He said that it was and he emailed me (1) about the DVD collection coming out, and (2) some more clips on You-Tube that were posted (I think) to advertise that the DVD is coming out. Here they are:
- My favorite: Tom L doing a song by Danny Kaye that Tom L himself has said was the inspiration for his classic The Elements. Here it is: here.
- Tom L singing two of his songs. Nice to see what he looks like, but nothing really new here.
- Ad for the Tom L DVD.
- Misc Stuff The first clip shows that Tom L is surprised it is coming out.
- A letter from Tom L about having his stuff on You Tube. I wish more artists felt they way he did.