Musical Caricatures

This Is Me

It’s Wednesday morning and I’ve just returned home after transporting two family members to Leeds Railway Station. This convivial twenty minute sojourn by car undertaken to a backdrop of tunes from the musicals on Apple Music; anthems predominantly taken from the movies La La Land and The Greatest Showman. Award winning contemporary musical refrains from…

Blowing In From The Windy City

In the movie Calamity Jane, on her return from Chicagy on the Deadwood Stage, it’s star Doris Day sang:- “Just blew in from the windy city, The windy city is mighty pretty, But it ain’t got what we got, no sirree…..” Despite going on to extol the big city’s tall buildings, minstrel shows, dancing girls,…

What Aint We Got?

As I flounder in search of inspiration for today’s literary topic, my eyes are drawn to the globe perched among the shelves of my dining room bookcase. The area of the sphere in my immediate vision the multitude South Pacific islands east of Australia. Tuvulu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Tokelau just four of the hundreds of…