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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Canonball #901: Dames (1934)

The purpose of Ruby Keeler: a distraction from how intermittently awful everybody else is. Yes, even Joan Blondell. This is the definitive skip-to-the-production numbers musical, and what numbers: I could never hope to compete with Busby Berkeley in the obsessiveness stakes. "I Only Have Eyes for You" fractures Ms Keeler into omnipresence, while the title song posits that women are most valuable in aggregate, particularly when arranged as a snowflake. Fearfully symmetric. A MINUS


40 favourite songs of the Nineties, #26: Baby D, "Let Me Be Your Fantasy"

More than a decade beofre Brad Paisley's "Alcohol", here's a song written from the POINT OF VIEW OF THE SUBSTANCE OMG! Rave fin de si├Ęcle.

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