While I do have my preferred themes and modes of expression (abandonment, despair, existential dread), I like to think that the range of culture covered by this blog is comparatively cosmopolitan. I do films, I do novels, I do short stories, I do non-fiction, I do games and I’m going to start doing comics too. However, there are two forms of culture that I hate and so will never cover. The first is French song (la chanson francaise) and the other is musicals. I hate both of them. With a passion. In fact, to borrow a turn of phrase from Alexei Sayle, I hate musical theatre more than I hate fascism.
And yet here is my review of Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg. A musical all about French song. And I don’t hate it.