Thursday, April 06, 2006

Lucy in the Sky with Death Star



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the most influencial and important pop rock album ever made by anyone on any planet during any time period. The first "concept" album (real band invents fake band that does fake touring to bypass real touring). Iconic cover with tons of celebrity photos on it. Bad-ass clarinet action on "When I'm Sixty-Four." If I had to pick my favorite Beatles disc, this would probably be it.

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


- The line "it was twenty years ago" in "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" coincides with the famous "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." text.

- The chorus of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is heard as we see the escape pod carrying the droids flying toward Tatooine (the droids are Lucy, they're in the sky, and the Death Star plans are the diamonds).

- During "Within You Without You," the line "you're only really very small" is heard as we see Princess Leia's hologram (which is really very small).

- The line "life goes on within without you" is heard in "Within You Without You" as Luke gets up and leaves the family table (from that moment, Luke's life within does go on without Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru).

- The groaning in "Lovely Rita" is heard as Luke comes to after the Tusken Raider attack.

- Obi-Wan is looking at Princess Leia's hologram as we hear the line "I saw the photograph" in "A Day in the Life"; right after he finishes watching it, the line "I saw a film today" is heard.


This experiment marks the first time anything has synched up with the "long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" text. That calls for a celebration. I'm cracking open a Zima as we speak.


Blogger tervin said...

I sure hope you dropped a Jolly Rancher in that Zima. I hear that's the only way to drink 'em.

4:57 PM  

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