So I’m in the market for new music, but because it’s too damn easy to download stuff, and JBs makes hunting shelves an exercise in mundanity, I’m forced to hunt by theme rather than artist or style.

Today’s mission: songs about; starring; titled after; or just damn well written by– superheroes.

Any nominations?

Drop your ideas in the comments. If you’re reading this via LJ feed, remember- if you comment via LJ, I won’t get it, so you’ll need to come to the blog page or email me.

Just to get you started, here’s a few I have in my collection already–

That’s Really Super, Supergirl— XTC
Superman’s Big Sister— Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Spiderman— The Ramones
Kryptonite— Thee Doors Down
Superman— REM
Flash— Queen (Yeah, all right, not strictly a superhero. But, you know, it’s my list!)
Plastic Man— The Kinks
Particle Man— They Might Be Giants
Superman— Dina Rae/Eminem
(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman— The Kinks
Pocket Full of Kryptonite— Spin Doctors
Superman (It’s Not Easy)— Five For Fighting

First person to mention The Spiderpig Song or Prince’s Batman soundtrack wins a free bullet in the back of your head when you’re least expecting it.


Over at Undead Backbrain, blog of erstwhile peer and pal Rob Hood, recent days have seen the kind of combat normally reserved for bad gladiator films and the type of wrestling federations that feature guys with names like “The Ax” and “Headsplitter”. It’s been feral, it’s been unforgiving, it’s been bloody.

It’s been Rob’s write-a-limerick-about-daikaiju competition, and surprise, surprise, Sean Williams won. Jess Nevins, too.

Check out the shortlist here. It’s an absolute hoot, with some of the most wonderfully awful, and awfully wonderful, 5 line abominations to be seen. It’s a lot of fun.


Every now and again, somebody comes to this blog via the weirdest of search terms: we all know the fondness for the repeated use of Billie Piper’s Nipples in search enquiries (that should be good for another couple of new visitors…)

This morning, Darkcounter revealed to me that a recent visitor came here via the search term who is the girl on hayzee fantayzee shiny shiny. Well, being a belevolent, and somewhat-bored-this-morning, God, I can tell you that the girl in question is:

Kate Garner, an English singer and photographer, who has worked with the likes of Sinéad O’Connor (including photography for the The Lion and the Cobra album); Boy George; LL Cool J; Angelina Jolie; David Bowie; and PJ Harvey. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and a bunch of others. You can find some of her photography here and some of her current work can be seen here.

More can be learned from stealing large chunks of text from her Wikipedia entry, just like I did 🙂

So there you go. Don’t say I never teach you anything…