The Present-Day Composer #14

Stephen Sondheim
(He turned 75 this week...celebrate by sticking a candle in a meat pie.)

Ev'ry now and then
A madman's
Bound to come along.
Doesn't stop the story--
Story's pretty strong.
Doesn't change the song...


Tom Sutpen said...


This series is supposed to be about dead composers, not dead careers.

(Personally, I would have quoted "Gee, Officer Krupke". Sondheim didn't do a bad Comden & Green imitation there.)

Rob said...

Alice Cooper's fave, what hear. Go Figure.


swac said...

Oops, didn't know they had to be de-composing...I just went with the present-day part. Oh well, it's not like he's done anything good since Assassins...