“Norrin Radd” [All-New Marvel NOW! week]
Adam WarRock “Norrin Radd” (Download MP3)
Beat used: Kensington Kross “Gimme Your Love”
Hello! My oh my, it’s been a while since we did one of these theme weeks. I’m here to give you five songs inspired by All-New Marvel NOW! titles. And I’m so excited to talk about them, because I really do believe that these new all-new now titles are some of the most interesting, exciting and fun books I’ve read in a really long time. Why does this opening paragraph sound like an infomercial? The point is, I’m fired up, and some of these songs are the best songs (I think) I’ve done in a long time. It helps when the source material is so great in the first place.
The Silver Surfer, at least to me, was always a peripheral character. Although undeniably a cool character, he always worked better in the Fantastic Four universe, or in the cosmos hanging with Galactus, or being a person in a big event who brings forth good (or incredibly bad) news. The idea of The Silver Surfer as a character that I really care about on an emotional level is a foreign concept to me.
So when you sign up Norrin Radd as a kind of Doctor Who character, someone who’s possible in showing humans the galaxy and having adventures, you’ve got my attention. I think there’s something incredibly touching about the idea of a guy who has seen the ends of the galaxy being paired with a girl who has never really left her hometown. It taps into this emotion, this longing. I think the way Slott wrote that opening scene was so beautiful, the idea of this little girl wishing on a star, and it being Radd. It made me want to write some semblance of a love song. Maybe not romantic love, maybe just a love between two people who understand each other, even though there’s absolutely no way they should. It also doesn’t hurt that Mike Allred is the artist, and I mean, what more can you want from that?
So here’s my Norrin Radd song. Tomorrow: Moon Knight.
April 16 - Columbus, OH – Packrat Comics
April 17 - Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Comics
April 19 – AwesomeCon – Washington, DC (link) Opening for Andrew WK
April 23 – Greensboro, NC – Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema
May 3 – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - Hattiesburg, MS
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May 9 – Baltimore – Live Band Concert! - The Sidebar Lounge
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May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Comics
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