Posts from 1st December 2008

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Dec 08

Linkasaurus Rex

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A bunch of FT writers and close associates have NEW BLOGS (or bloglike entities) which demand some of your attention:

BARBRA STREISAND – “Woman In Love”

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#468, 25th October 1980

Barbra Streisand won her fame as a musical star – in other words an interpretative singer. And so “Woman In Love” raises a thorny question: what happens to such a singer when what she has to interpret is gibberish? The brothers Gibb seem to have put together the song from a bunch of resonant phrases that they knew Streisand could really sell – “I am a woman in love!” “I stumble and all – but I give you my all!” – and then polyfilla’d them into place with some vaguely metaphysical cheese.