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News Fri Jan 16 2009

Odd Tunes for Odd-Fish

Get inside James Kennedy's head over at Largehearted Boy and listen to the soundtrack he created for his novel The Order of Odd-Fish. Kennedy gives explanations for all of his choices, which gives us a nice little view into his mind and the creation of this great story:

"Delphine, 'La Fermeture Eclair': The first scene of The Order of Odd-Fish is a raucous costume party at Lily Larouche's decrepit ruby palace in the middle of the California desert. When I watch the movie version of Odd-Fish in my head, this is the first song--swinging orientalist ye-ye blasting as the camera prowls around, glimpsing eggplants, UFOs, and witches dancing in the tiki torches' half-light while our hero Jo Larouche slips unnoticed through the crowd, searching for her erratic Aunt Lily. 'La Fermeture Eclair' means 'zipper,' and its lyrics are about a suspicious girl protecting herself from a pushy boy--perfect for Jo's wary character."

 
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