High drama at No Stairway towers this week as a civil war breaks out between the laissez-faire hippy attitude of Carl and the spreadsheet-based rule following to which Tim is more inclined. Thank God for Bill who, true to form and to everyone’s relief, had forgotten which rules we were meant to be following and thus was perfectly placed to act as peacekeeper, referee and international court of playlist justice all rolled into one.
Once the dust settles and we move into act 2, Tim reaffirms his extreme legislative programme by banning musicals and Disney soundtracks, Carl laments his failure to emulate the noted philosopher Patrick Swayze and Bill regrets, and then eventually comes to terms with, his love for the Empire Records soundtrack. The third act is, as always here at No Stairway, a narrative focused on reconciliation and personal growth. The most notable event is Bill doubling down on his respect for Disney, in direct contravention of Tim’s now subverted expectations.
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