Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CONduit Report: How Do You Feel About Zombies?

It turns out a lot of people think they're cool.  Enough that I should consider writing a zombie book?  Nah, I probably couldn't do it as well as the people that are already doing it.

For instance, there's Carter Reid (and his wife -- he never names her on his site, so I won't out her either).  I met them Saturday night, waiting in line to do a short spot on the radio.  They're hilarious, and he's a very talented artist, and you can check out their work at the Zombie Nation.  What is Zombie Nation, you ask?  Shorter to ask what it isn't.  It's a blog, it's a comic strip, it's a shop for zombie merchandise, it's a repository of survival tips for When Zombies Attack.  Check it out, even if you don't think of yourself as a zombie person.

I had another, sort of surprising, run-in with zombies at CONduit, in the form of Shawn Zumbrunnen.  He fronts a trio called Rev Mayhem (on Myspace) and he joined us in the filk songwriting contest to play his song Zombie Girl, which was absolutely hilarious.  A little reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft's Rats in the Walls, the way it ended.  A lot reminiscent of Flight of the Conchords, say, The Humans Are Dead.

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