Okay, okay, I know this is the third time I’ve mentioned Star Wars in the last two months. But it’s been kinda everywhere, y’know? And I just wanted to do a round-up of some of my favorite cultural references, from music to electric cars to party food.
First, John Williams’ magnificent score has been surfacing in lots of places. Which is great, because I’ve been a fan ever since Luke’s theme first choked me up a long time ago. Music is powerful. And I have to say I really enjoyed the Piano Guys’ take in their Cello Wars.
But the cultural invasion winner goes to Sian Welby presented the geekiest weather ever.
I can’t quite decide whether “if you Luke father west” or “a new hope for some sunshine” is better, but the whole thing was delightful.
I loved the nerdy spin of “Ken Burns’ Galactic Civil War.” It hit me in both the history-nerd and geek-nerd centers, and at the same time.
But closer to home, we had the #Wookiee100.
I actually had a meeting in downtown Indianapolis, right on the Circle (yes, it’s that Circle mentioned in “And Only the Eyes of Children,” it’s a real thing in the Circle City), and just happened upon Han Solo and Chewbacca doing 500 laps about Monument Circle in a rented electric car. I took some video and then caught them as they slowed for a crosswalk to exchange high-fives.
Here’s a more complete interview via http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/the-wookiee-100/Content?oid=3683301:
And finally, speaking of local geekery, my sister hosted a Star Wars viewing party. We watched the originals — not just the original trilogy, but the original trilogy, without all the “special edition” digital flotsam. And of course there was food.