Performance artist Laurie Anderson began performing in New York in the 1970’s. In 1981 she had her first big hit with “Oh Superman” which reached number 2 on the UK charts. This video is from 1981 “Top Of Pops” episode. The internet tells me the song is about repressive government. I had no idea.
This song came to mind on Saturday because it was National Free Comic Book Day. (Is there any day in May that isn’t a holiday?) The Beautiful Girl and I made the Comic Book Store pilgrimage where we combined the power of my nerdiness with the force of her unstoppable cuteness and netted ourselves 8 free comic books plus an autographed Superman sketch! It turns out the kiddo and I are an unbeatable freebie acquisition duo. You mere mortals out there better be glad we only use our powers for good!