Friday, April 07, 2006

Here Comes Two Suns



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Abbey Road, the last album the Beatles recorded. Contains such memorable hits as "Come Together," "Something," and "Here Comes the Sun." Innovators right up to the end, this was the first record ever to utilize Dolby noise reduction. The clarity is amazing, especially on all those songs they didn't finish!

As usual, I started this sucker right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- The line "I don't know, I don't know" is heard in "Something" as Darth Vader interrogates his choking victim (the soldier was saying something to the effect that he didn't know about any stolen data tapes).

- The line "we would be warm" in "Octopus's Garden" is heard as we see the stormtroopers searching the desert surface of Tatooine for the droids.

- Luke is watching Princess Leia's hologram as "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is playing (during which he remarks upon her beauty, unaware that he's getting all hot and bothered about his own sister).

- The first line of "Here Comes the Sun," which is "here comes the sun," coincides with the first shot of the twin suns on Tatooine.

- The buzzing noise at the end of "You Never Give Me Your Money" coincides with Princess Leia's hologram appearing before Obi-Wan.

- The line "such a mean old man" is heard in "Mean Mr. Mustard" as Admiral Motti delivers says, "this station is now the ultimate power in the universe...I suggest we use it."

- The line "didn't anybody tell her?" is heard in "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" as we see Leia's horrified reaction to the Death Star torture droid.

- Right after Obi-Wan puts an end to the cantina fracas, the line "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" is heard in "The End" (this is certainly true for Dr. Evanzan, the pig-faced guy who was bothering Luke moments before).


The "Here Comes the Sun" thing was the most impressive part, I thought.

You know what I read the other day that I thought was hilarious? One time, a reporter asked John Lennon if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world, to which John replied, "He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles!"

Apparently Paul McCartney subbed for Ringo on a few tracks, and John was way more impressed with the Walrus's prowess behind the kit. That or he was just taking a shot at Ringo. Either way, it's hilarious. Leave to ol' Johnny Lennon!

I bet that story makes Ringo sad. Don't be sad, Ringo. Go count your money and be happy.


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