Section 54 is indeed good for you
“If only art did imitate life, Vernon would rather have rerun the sacking of the Abbey than sit through a sugar-coated tale about a washed-up musician. He rather dragged his feet after that.
The film they watched lacked historical anchorage and social significance, but it he’d had to admit it was funny. By the time ‘Music and Lyrics’ had skipped blithely across the screen with its pithy scriptwriting and lame but ham-less acting, Vernon and Nsansa were again comfortable with each other. He’d enjoyed the frothy romp through the shallows of pop and in a way the film and the walk through town had been therapeutic. The demon Rejection, his African neurosis and his finely honed parental guilt must all have stayed at home to play together with the Nonsense Filter.”
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