La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

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Consider Yourself. December 2015.

Dear Rowley, The British can be forgive for not basking in the post-Christmas glow any longer than we have to. Half of Yorkshire is under water making the government’s foreign aid policy – Louboutins for African dictators’ wives – appear … Continue reading

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Wonderland. December 2014.

Dear Rowley, There is a truly ghastly song in the Marvin Hamlisch musical A Chorus Line that is such toe-curling cant I always want to rush the stage and shake the mezzo-soprano like a stoat. This nauseous ballad is called Everything was … Continue reading

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