I get Off Off Topic with my buddy, Sal Clemente, and we talk some Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sal and I are the same age, and we both saw the original back in 1977 at age 14. (I said 15 in the interview, but I checked our birthdates, and we were 14 when it came out.) I think it’s fair to say the new movie brought out nostalgic feelings from when we saw Star Wars in our youth.
WARNING: MAJOR STAR WARS SPOILERS IN THE PODCAST.
For the first time this podcast is also a “vidcast.” Here’s the video version:
Couple of things, I said in the podcast that the guy who did Avenue Q was supposed to have done the music for the Cantina Scene in the new Star Wars. Got it wrong — it was Lin-Manuel Miranda writer of Hamilton and In the Heights who did that music.
We also talk about Sal’s band (which he began with Alan Ware) called Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra (www.URORocks.com). If you want to hear some awesome 70s covers and see some great showmanship, go check out some of their videos on the website … or better yet … go see them in concert if you live in the Boston area! They have a concert on January 31st at 9 PM at the Regent Theater in Arlington.