“Batdance” by Prince

Today is National Super Hero Day! Caped crusaders, masked vigilantes, mutants, guardians, and immortal gods are all celebrated on National Superhero Day. The folks at Marvel created this yearly celebration back in 1995. Supervillains are not included.

If you are a cosplayer, today is the day to rock those tights!

Prince was involved in the promotion of Tim Burton’s Batman movie in 1989. Prince created an album based on the movie, but only one song was actually used in the movie, and for only a short time.

The video for “Batdance” is funky and strange. It should have been used an overture for the movie that appeared before the movie begins. Sadly this was not the case.

I would really like to know what went wrong. What didn’t they put much more of Prince’s music in the movie? If you know why let us know in the comments.

– Wacky Alex

“Pets” by Porno For Pyros, LIVE on Howard Stern

The last Sunday in April is National Pet Parent’s Day. Do you have any pets? Do you consider them a member of the family? What if you were the pet? What if an Extra-terrestrial being with a higher intelligence decided to have you as a pet?

The legendary Perry Farrell pontificates on this very situation in this song. It’s a classic Gen-X top-40 rock song for sure but unlike most of the other songs in that category, this one is not about doom, apathy or emotional pain. It’s not even sarcastic.

Perry and the group played a live acoustic version of the song on the Howard Stern Show back in 1997.

Have a great day with your pets!

-Wacky Alex

“Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not) Was

April 18 is National Velociraptor Awareness Day! The first velociraptor fossil was found in 1923. That’s not that long ago! It seems fairly odd to me that people had no awareness of the Tyrannosaurus until the Roaring Twenties.

The Dinosaur was a dance step that people did in the 1980s. One could WALK The Dinosaur and even KILL The Dinosaur.

The song “Walk The Dinosaur” reached No. 7 on the US chart in 1989, two years after hitting No. 10 in the UK. It became the biggest hit single for Was (Not) Was in the USA. It’s certainly not the band’s best track in my opinion, but it’s good fun.