Monday, July 31, 2006

Take Me Out (to Mos Eisley)



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


The self-titled debut from Scottish neo-new wave group Franz Ferdinand. Conjurs up images of overpaid models sniffing coke in a department store bathroom. Not my thing, but I hear the kids dig it.


- The line "you know I'm here waiting for you" in "Take Me Out" coincides with Princess Leia creeping out from behind some pipes in an attempt to surprise the stormtroopers.

- The line "just a shot away from you" in "Take Me Out" coincides with the exchange of blaster fire between Princess Leia and the stormtroopers.

- The line "I know I won't be leaving here with you" in "Take Me Out" coincides with C-3PO telling R2-D2 he's not getting into the escape pod with him (just seconds before the explosion that convinces him to get in anyway).

- As the escape pod carrying the droids takes off, the tempo of "Take Me Out" begins to slow down, leading to the funkier part of the song.

- Princess Leia is firmly telling Darth Vader she's on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan as the line "I say you don't know" is heard in "Take Me Out."

- The last line of "Take Me Out," "I know I won't be leaving here with you," is heard as the droids argue about which direction to go in on the surface of Tatooine (they eventually separate as the song fades away).

- Luke's walk to the sandcrawler is interrupted by Aunt Beru calling for him; at the same point, the line "she won't let you" is heard in "Auf Acshe."

- "Auf Acshe" ends at the same exact moment the Jawa shuts R2-D2 off after the robot auction.

- The line "goodbye sir" is heard in "Cheating on You" as R5-D4 is taken away by the Jawas.

- R2 is shown hiding in that little enclave after the Tusken Raider attack as the line "this is where I'll be" is heard in "Michael."

- Princess Leia's hologram is seen appealing to Obi-Wan to come help her as the line "come on home" is heard repeatedly in "Come On Home."


I've got "Take Me Out" stuck in my head and it's making me nauseous. It sounds like how it feels to be on a crappy carnival ride, I think. Oh, I wanna get off. I had too much cotton candy.


Anonymous jon said...

if you think having take me out stuck in your head is bad, just wait until you hear that artic monkeys album. i bet that you look good on the dance flooooooooooooooooooooor.

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