This week's contestant is Perry Smith from Schenectady, NY. The hidden is song is one of those that was on the tip of my tongue -- I could hear it, and it had a sense of familiarity to me, but I just couldn't place it. It turns out to be very well-known, but is so wonderfully well-hidden. The hidden composer style is one of those where it's clear the era, and there are a few composers who it could be -- but it's just not an area I know well enough to decide which one it is. And so, I didn't get it. It's a tough one, but the challenge is enjoyable.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and the Writers Guild of America. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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