For years I’ve avoided saying aloud the name of this band, shared by (or maybe taken from?) W. Somerset Maugham, author of The Razor’s Edge and Of Human Bondage and a bunch of other novels. Is it Mawm, like lawn but with an m? Or Mao-ham, two syllables? I assume the gh is silent… Anyway, these silly Canadians are causing me this trouble again, even worse than before, because I want to tell way more people about their wonderful homage-to-the-’70s lo-fi sound than I ever wanted to about W. Somerset’s psychologically searing social dramas. Check out “Jay Bird” for a catchy end-of-summer theme song.
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ah The Razor’s Edge just might be my most favourite of books! I am in the process of downloading these songs and I can only expect the greatest of things! I heard Alex Trebek say Maugham on Jeopardy once, but I cannot recall which letters he emphasized most, I was probably too busy spocking out Ken Jennings’ slick baby-blonde hair (blush)
Ah. Maugham. Mawm. That’s how I heard Alex (also canadian) Trebek say it.
Plus, Of Human Bondage is one of my favorites. Searing indeed.
I really enjoyed Of Human Bondage too. I’m interested to hear the music..