I feel fairly confident when offering the readers of this blog serious poetry, tentative or challenging theology, even recipes and silly cat stories. But this, this feels risky.
Is there anyone out there who has the generosity of heart to admit to liking musicals?
Musicals have re-entered my life (after a childhood in reach of Broadway) due to the timing of my Sunday commute between churches — just in time for Elaine Paige, who annoys me beyond measure, but who sometimes offers gems.
And today; well, today…
Just go listen. Click on the link , then on ‘listen again’ and scroll 54 minutes in. John Barrowman has stolen one of EP’s own songs to superb effect.
The link should work for a week. The half hour of the show that follows has a far better admiration to flinching ratio than usual, with three stellar ballads.