“Well you don’t know me, but I know you …” Creeping up on Halloween, and for some reason Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman” seeped into my consciousness with its juxtaposition of bland cliché (“Hi. I’m not home right now, but if you want to leave a message, just start talking at the sound of the tone.”) and the weirdly minatory (“This is the hand—the hand that takes.”). Combine that with the insistent, brilliant, scintillating and repetitive soundtrack and that sets a Halloween mood for me.
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