Monday, November 8, 2010

Music & Art: Tatooine

Just so readers don't get the idea that I'm all about the old and forgotten music, I submit the following:



Not only being a deceptively catchy tune by Minnesotan Jeremy Messersmith (the self-described "Musician, nerd. Not in that order."), the paper animation by Eric Power in the music video is mesmerizing to watch. Being the old Star Wars fan that I am, the animator/filmmaker's ability to distill and render the original trilogy in 2:40 minutes can't be understated. My kids loved this video, and have been asking me to play the tune over and over again in the car via my iPod. I can't say I ever get tired of watching the glints in their eyes whenever we share a music and art connection of this sort.

Twin suns of Tatooine
Taught me everything I know
Twin suns of Tatooine
Taught me everything I know

There's room up there for second chances
Singles are fine but doubles are fantastic
I'd like to think that there's a star for me and you
Spinning round, falling for one another

Twin suns of Tatooine
Taught me everything I know
Twin suns of Tatooine
Taught me everything I know

Solos are fine but duets are romantic
A pair is grand but a trio'd be disastrous
I'd like to think that there's a star for me and you
Spinning round, falling for one another

12 comments:

  1. I loved this video and the song immediately when I first saw it. You know I'm a complete Star Wars nerd, too, right?

    Thanks so much for showcasing it and transcribing the lyrics, which are simply sweet.

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  2. The Sci-Fi FanaticNovember 8, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Thanks for sharing that little number.  That was sweet and beautiful. Right to the point.  My son happened to be watching and he loved it too.  He's learning the guitar now as we speak.  So it was nice for him to see the application of it to something like Star Wars which we both enjoy.  Anyway, beautiful stuff from Messersmith whom I knew nothing of until now.  Cheers my friend.

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  3. Of course, I knew you were a complete Star Wars nerd  ;) .

    It is a very sweet song. Thanks, Elyse.

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  4. That's great to hear, SFF. It's great that it had a similar connection. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. Simply fun! You are a cool Daddio, keep it up.

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  6. Thanks very much, Herb.

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  7. That animation was sweet! Great song to share!

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  8. How fun!  Even got Han winking at Princess Leia! Loved it!  Thanks for sharing it, Michael.

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  9. Yeah, the animation has some great small touches like that one. Thanks, Christine.

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  10. That is awesome! Star Wars is one of the very few sci-fi films/stories I liked and that rendition in art is so creative. Nice tribute actually.

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  11. Oh, I very much agree, Jen. Thanks.

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