School’s out Friday

I loved Star Wars when I was a kid. I will never forget being 13, sitting in a cinema and seeing that Star Cruiser pan across the screen. It was truly an amazing special effect at the time. I was hooked and returned to the cinema on a further two occasions to take my fill of Luke Skywalker‘s story. Part of the special experience that was Star Wars was John William’s soundtrack. I even purchased the album. I lived Star Wars for a period of my early adolescence!

That’s why I love this a capella effort. It’s a tribute to Star Wars and to John Williams. Another thing I enjoyed growing up in this era were the musical soundtracks John Williams created for classic films like ‘Jaws’, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark‘. They all feature here. Clever lad who created this. I think he may have breached copyright somewhere because his original upload to YouTube is no longer available for viewing. I had to revert to someone else’s upload of his work.  I found it after someone put out a tweet about it on Twitter earlier this week. Sorry, I can’t remember who it was to give them credit.   

I face a weekend full of correction and report writing. Lucky me. Hope you are doing something great. I’ll be thinking of you!   

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4 responses to “School’s out Friday

  1. Jenny-

    As a self-confessed Star Wars junkie, I thank you for passing this on.

    Mark

  2. With my 7-year-old really into Star Wars franchise, this video really hit the spot. I’m glad to see your China trip went well! Hit me up on Twitter @scottyhendo and we can keep these dandelion seeds blowing.

  3. What a cool video! I’m glad I saw the tweet about this.

    When Star Wars came to my area in September of 1978, I watched it 9 times, which was at every location it played 90 miles in both directions. I still have the LP (record, think vinyl) of the Theme played on a Moog Synthesizer.

    Portions of Return of the Jedi were filmed up here in Del Norte County, in northern California – and the little grocery store out in Fort Dick (yes, that’s really the name, I didn’t make it up) appropriately named the Fort Dick Market has a fake rock from the movie set sitting on one of the shelves.

    Thanks for a great trip down memory lane, and a wonderful 5 minutes of music. I enjoyed it very much!

  4. This is neat! My children and I really enjoyed it. We are big Spielberg/Williams fans. The mix and match of music and lyrics with Superman, Indiana Jones, Close Encounters, ET, and Star Wars made us watch twice so we could guess all of them correctly.

    Thanks for sharing.

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