The Maughams

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.

3 Replies to “The Maughams”

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

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