What happened to Roxanne? Here it comes

A new album of so-called answer songs is heading your way to tell you just that.

Written by Reuters | Published: September 8, 2013 5:20:02 am

Ever wonder what happened to Dolly Parton’s Jolene? Or The Police’s Roxanne? Or Elton John’s Daniel? A new album of so-called answer songs is heading your way to tell you just that. The brainchild of British musician David Rotheray,former lead guitarist with The Beautiful South,Answer Ballads takes some of the most famous songs and updates the listener on the later years of the principal subject. The album also includes Billy Paul’s Me and Mrs Jones and Rod Stewart’s Maggie Mae. Rotheray got the idea from Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,a play that follows the story of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet after they leave the stage,so to speak.

Developers feel heat over ‘fry’scraper

the London ‘fry’-scraper,as it is now being called,that reflects sunlight at an intensity capable of melting parts of a car became the latest attraction in the city’s financial district. Dubbed the Walkie Talkie,it was blamed for melting a Jaguar car parked on the street prompting the building’s developers to erect temporary scaffolding at street level to block the beams of light. The Walkie Talkie,due to open in 2014,is one of a series of striking buildings in the area of London known as the “Square Mile”,with other notables,the “Gherkin” and the “Cheese Grater”.

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