The girls are all writing comic series now, and they each have favourite songs which, when they come on the CD player, they will use as the soundtrack to a little private movie or scene involving their characters. Grace christened this procedure “going into a trance”: she announces this if, for example, Madness’ “It Must Be Love” or Super Furry Animals’ “Do Or Die” start, as a warning that she’s going to be zoned out for a couple of minutes. But they all do it now.
We’re listening to Scissor Sisters on the way home and when “Filthy/Gorgeous” starts, Sasha says:
“Going into a trance now. This is the bit where Chip is in love with his girlfriend, but then he realises that she’s kind of gross.”
“What do you mean… gross?” (thinks: have I been too relaxed about this record? My favourite song when I was their age was “Walk on the Wild Side”.)
“She likes sticking her finger in dinosaur poo, and rolling around in mud: you know, stuff like that. But then he realises that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”