Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm bored

If only there were some sort of superhero movie or rock concert I could go to.


Mick Jammer said...

Hmm, what would be the set-list at a superhero rock concert? One suggestion: XTC's "That's Really Super, Supergirl." Another: The Beatles' "Flying." Hmm...

Ben said...

Andy Kaufman's Mighty Mouse bit might be a nice opening act.

There have been a few superhero-themed hit songs in recent years. The Spin Doctors chipped in "Jimmy Olsen's Blues" and "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" and Eminem had "Superman."

Then there are the big hits associated with superhero movies: Prince's "Batdance," U2's "Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me" (complete with comic-book art Batman-themed rock video), and Seal's "Kiss from a Rose."

One memorable superhero pop song moment was when the Howard Stern radio show had the American Idol judges on a few years ago. They agreed to evaluate some aspiring talent.

Stern put on an earnest young rock singer whose performance was roundly belittled, at which point Stern revealed that the singer was in fact the front man of the multimillion-selling band Saliva, then riding high with the huge hit theme song to the first "Spiderman" movie.

Insert disdainful, indignant remark here.

Unknown said...

I saw Dark Knight the other day in a theater in Calcutta. This was my first Batman experience, and let me tell you, it was an experience. Movie-wise, it was neat. The acting was fantastic, the effects were pretty cool, and the storyline was fine.

The floor in the theater was carpeted and the seats reclined. A food vendor walked up and down the aisles at the beginning of the movie, and during and after intermission, selling ice cream and other munchies. Real (but good, I was told) fast food was sold, and pop corn was available in various flavors. Running late, we walked directly to our assigned seats, and sat back to enjoy the show, which was loud enough to be a concert.

Therefore to both experience a superhero movie and super hero rock concert, I recommend you fly to Calcutta, find one of the nicer theaters, spend 3 USD, and see Dark Knight.