September 14th, 2004

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that's my vote

I am adoring the Nellie McKay album. It's absolutely perfect for my Gershwin and Free Design-loving self. It even sounds like Pram at points (the vocals in 'Baby Watch Your Back'), which is another point in its favour. I've been trotting around singing most of it for the last two days. Often to Ju Ju (who for some sinister reasons seems to like the song which starts off bemoaning a recently deceased kitty).
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    Nellie McKay: Dog Song
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I finally saw Shaun of the Dead, having refused to see it in the cinema because I can't bear to see anything vaguely scary in the cinema where I can't run and hide behind a chair/in the kitchen/in the hall. But - hurrah! - now it's out on DVD, so we watched it tonight, and it was fantastic. Very funny ("dogs can look up!") and genuinely creepy, especially because its English setting was so familiar. It's only when you watch a horror film set somewhere which looks exactly like home that you realise that American scary films all look so remote. There's something much more creepy and fucked up about the sight of a family eating each other when they're doing it in what could be next door's garden as opposed to a suburbia of picket fences and Colonial houses.

ETA: Did anyone else love the bit where they meet the other survivors? Who were all very familiar? That was so funny - we were like "hang on, that's... and that's....and look, there's..." Hee. It was like a comedy summit.
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    A programme about Dublin's crap traffic on RTE One