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Youtube do dia: KK Closer to Fine

Almost by definition, election campaigns have their bizarre moments - although Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell seem to have re-written the manual over the past couple of years.

But I doubt that I'll see anything more bizarre from the current NSW state election than the jam session on Kristina Keneally's campaign bus last Friday.

In case the video is no longer available when you see this, the (for now) Premier belts out a rendition of the Indigo Girls' 1989 hit "Closer To Fine", accompanied on guitar by ABC state political reporter Mark Tobin. Just why a member of the press corps is participating in a partisan photo-op is not clear.

Premier Keneally revealed her love of the music of the Indigo Girls in a feature interview on ABC Local Radio in Sydney in February. Indeed, the three music items she chose for the program included the above song, as well as songs by Billy Bragg and Paul Kelly.

If there was an election for State Director of Music, I'd vote for Kristina Keneally. However, there isn't.

(As a footnote, the official music video from Sony of the original 1989 release of the Indigo Girls' "Closer to Fine" can be seen on Youtube here).