Deadsplinter Up! All Night: Let’s Be Somebody

Just for one day

I’m nobody. I like it that way, but there was a time I wanted to be somebody. Somebody special. So fucking special. But there are benefits to not being anybody. For one thing, there’s very little pressure.

Every once in a while though, I dream of being someone else, someone good. Maybe a late-inning reliever for the Nationals, a little past my prime but still able to get six outs in a close game and setting up for the closer. Or a drag queen, getting all dolled up and fabulous and being bitchy to all the other drag queens and lip-syncing to Madonna records or maybe a commercial airline pilot with a cocaine habit who has to find the terrorist onboard and defuse the bomb without going below 10,000 feet. I don’t know, but sometimes I want to be somebody besides the guy who lives in the world where people get mowed down by guns for nothing more than getting up and going to work or hanging an air freshener in their car. I’m so tired of that shit.

My grandma used to call me “Sognatore” which is Italian for “dreamer” because I was always lost in daydreams. Usually, they were daydreams about how Julie Newmar as Catwoman made me feel funny in the pants for some reason, or what I would do if I owned an ice cream truck. But I’m sure I’m not the only one. I hope today you’ll join me and share a few fantasies so the world of DUAN can live as one.

As always, thanks for coming to Deadsplinter and for letting me be part of DUAN, although I’m not sure what that says about your judgement.



  1. Wait, you quote the lyrics but you don’t post the song? 

    • I think in lyrics

  2. It might be nice to be an Alpha Female (or a Wild Beast for that matter):


  3. There was a period of years when I would sit and watch traffic go by for hours at a time, wishing I could be literally any of the random people who went by.  I was willing to take the gamble as long as it meant not being me.

    Now, I sometimes wish I was my own twin so I could play hooky from work.

    Eric Clapton – If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day


  4. If you’re tired of being denied, be undeniable and dot your I’s at the bottom.

  5. The ‘Jovi;

    Because we CAN’T have “Somebody” in the theme, and not have this one!😉😁💖;


    And speaking of being *somebody,* the Strange Little Purple Man, who ABSOLUTELY knew he was somebody–AND a Star😉💖


  6. Be anybody but this guy…
    Somebody that I used to know -Gotye 

  7. Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams

  8. I Wanna Be a Flintstone! 


  9. Papa’s Culture – It’s Me


    • or maybe Mack Daddy Love?

  10. Young Meh: 
    “My Shot”, Hamilton Broadway Cast Recording 

    Older Meh: 
    Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” 

    Present-day Meh: 
    Ethan Hawke, “I’m Nuthin'” (from Reality Bites OST) 


  11. The Wonder Stuff – Let’s Be Other People

    Oingo Boingo – Who Do You Want to Be Today?


    • Well sh1t, I should’ve reversed those two and answered my own question.

  12. D’oh! How could I forget about this? 

  13. The Replacements – “Nobody”

  14. Both good choices.

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