Postcards from the Edge. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, I do believe that symmetry in time is never purely coincidental. A day after her daughter died, Hollywood musical royalty Debbie Reynolds has also passed away saying she wanted to be with the brilliant actress/author Carrie Fisher. Can … Continue reading

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Life is a Cabaret. October 2016.

Dear Rowley, If there were such a thing as Desert Island Films, the one classic movie I would rescue from the briny is the dark 1972 musical Cabaret. I recall as a boy being told I was too young to watch Cabaret on … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You, Kid. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, As of Toronto, I have been very reluctant to go an awful lot further than the front door to Bloomsbury Towers. Yes, Mum and I had a terrific lunch at Wiltons (my London home-from-home) on gammon Thursday and … Continue reading

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, At some stage in life, we can all identify with the Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler anthem I’ve Got A Right to Sing the Blues. Hell, at times, I’ve been feeling blue enough to caterwaul Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and … Continue reading

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