How were we to intuit from the bold and amusing 1986 canvas, A Friend of Dorotlry, 1943--with its litany of homosexual epithets as outsize concrete poetry--that McDermott & McGough soft-shoed
and sang their way across the new bohemia in Edwardian drag as part of an extended experiment in "time travel"?
Yes, his name was Lester Young and he played a tenor saxophone like nobody else; well nobody until Paul Quinichette came along, found that Young's sound and style suited his demeanour too and followed in his soft-shoed
footsteps - not least in the Count Basie band.
What the fall campaign did most of all was to show up the bankruptcy of people like Ireland and Pope--the people who soft-shoed
for Clinton and Gore for eight years.
Gerry Boon, of ace accountants Deloitte and Touche, soft-shoed
away from responsibility: "Share-tipping is a stockbroker's activity, not one for a bean-counter.