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Old 09-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Susan McLean Susan McLean is offline
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Fascinating details and an unusual metrical choice. I figured it was probably about your dad. I like the way the circular groove of the record seems to be a metaphor for the ingrained habits of both father and son. It is a good portrait of the father and of the son's feelings about him, though short on details about the frustration the son feels. But that's okay. Some level of mystery is a good counterweight to the specificity of detail about the father. The unbelievable happy ending of the musical's pairing of two opposites is contrasted with the ongoing irritations of real relationships that have no way out.

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