Under Pressure with David Bowie: Beat was used by Rapper
Vanilla Ice for his song “Ice, Ice, Baby”
Flash Gordon (1980) soundtrack
Highlander movie and TV Series
Queen on the free concert – They were only going to get 30
pounds each anyway.
Freddie Mercury on John Lennon: (His response is a bit
surprised, and he hesitates to find the right words. It’s okay to rephrase if
you get off on the wrong track.) “It’s not a matter of less talent or more
talent. It’s just that certain people are capable of doing certain things
better than somebody else… John Lennon was just unique and a one-off… I admire
John Lennon very much.” Mercury wants to be true to himself.
The Rolling Stones, debut album (1964), name from Muddy Waters song:
Let’s set up the rules. We had four last year. Do we need to
change them, add to them, subtract from them, or do they work?
What did you do this summer? Let’s talk about our great
summer activities or our not so great ones.
Let’s talk songs: Which would you like to sing? I’m suggesting:
Chip N Dale’s Rescue Rangers:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Possible topics and activities: What do you want to talk about this year? Suggest topics and let’s see what you want to know about the U.S., its culture and language. (Or we can just learn things like “Why does this dog smell? Because it’s wet and dirty” if that’s helpful to you.)
Vote and weighting: We have a limited amount of time hanging
out together this year, so let’s vote on the topics and cover the most
important ones first.
Word Game: Everyone gets letters. The first decision is if
the person can make a word of three-letters or more. If so, take the word and
keep the letters. Then place a tile in the playing area. If not, place a tile
from your hand into the playing area. Each letter is worth a certain number of
points. The person with the highest number of points when all the letters are used,
Long time ago, far, far away Long time ago, far, far away Kiss a Wookiee, kick a droid Fly the Falcon through an asteroid ‘Til the princess is annoyed This is spaceships It’s monsters It’s *Star Wars* We love it! Come and help me, Obi-Wan X-Wing fighter and a blaster gun Dance with ewoks, oh, what fun! This is spaceships It’s monsters It’s *Star Wars* We love it!
Get in there you big, furry oaf I couldn’t care less what you smell! I take orders from only me Maybe you’d like it back in your cell Your highness, your worshipfulness Your highness, your worshipfulness! No one cares if you upset a droid (Nobody cares if you upset a droid) That’s because droids don’t tear your arms out of socket (Nobody cares) I suggest a new strategy: let the Wookiee win That’s because nobody cares if you upset a droid
Now we listen to Luke whining One more season, one more season, one more season I was gonna go to Tosche Station for power converters Now I guess I’m going nowhere It just isn’t fair!
Wookiee! (Wookiee noises) Wookiee! (Wookie noises) Wookiee! Wookiee! Wookiee! Wookiee! Someone move this walking carpet Someone move this walking carpet (Woo-kiee, Woo-kiee) Someone move this walking carpet Someone move this walking carpet (Woo-kiee, Woo-kiee) Kiss your brother, kiss your brother Princess Leia! Well, I guess you don’t know anything about women (Kissing noise) (Who’s your daddy? Who’s your daddy?) Who’s your daddy? Who’s your daddy?
Luke, I’m your father (That’s not true!) It is useless to resist (My hand!) Come with me, my son We will rule (I’ll never join you!) Search your feelings, it is true So, you have a twin sister who Obi-Wan was wise to hide (Is that Leia?) If you will not turn Then perhaps she will Give in to your hate You are mine Long, long, long time ago Far, far, far, far away Long, long, long time ago Far, far, far away Kiss a Wookiee, (kiss a Wookiee) Kick a droid, (kick a droid) Fly the Falcon (fly the Falcon) Through an asteroid! ‘Til the princess (’til the princess) Is annoyed (she’s annoyed!) This is spaceships It’s monsters It’s *Star Wars* We love it, it’s true! (Episode III) Coming to you! (2005) So let’s go (go, go, go to the movies) Stand in line (buy, buy, buy me some popcorn) Cause it’s al- (please, I like extra butter) -most the time! (Join the Dark Side!) May the Force be with you all! (John Williams is the man!)
Moosebutter “Star Wars (John Williams Is the Man)”
Phife Dawg: Age 45, diabetes in 2016, member of
A Tribe Called Quest.
MCA: Age 47, cancer in 2012, member of the
Guru: Age 48, cancer in 2010, member of Gang
J Dilla: Age 32, cardiac arrest in 2006.
Jam Master Jay: Age 37, shot in 2002, Run DMC.
Lisa Left-Eye Lopes: Age 30, car crash in 2002,
Big L: Age 24, shot in 1999.
Notorious B.I.G.: Age 24, shot in 1997.
Tupac: Age 22, shot in 1996.
Scott La Rock: Age 25, shot in 1987.
“Accidental overdoses having
claimed the lives of Mac Miller (26), Pimp C (33), Kriss Kross’s Chris “Mac
Daddy” Kelly (34) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard (35).”
“N.W.A. member Eazy-E (31) perished
from complications due to AIDS in 1995. Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy (42) died from
complications related to sickle-cell anemia. ig Pun (28), Nate Dogg (41) and
Craig Mack (47) all had heart failure. For MC Breed (37), it was kidney
failure. Three 6 Mafia co-founder Lord Infamous (40) died of a heart attack.
Heavy D (44) suffered from heart disease and died from a blood clot in his
lungs. Like Phife Dog, Tim Dog (46) died from complications related to
The Jazz Singer: First synchronous sound movie was also a
musical. Al Jolson.
The Wizard of Oz: I’m Melting; O-e-o-e-ooooo; Pay no
attention to the man behind the curtain:
My Fair Lady: Broadway with Julie Andrews; movie with Audrey
Hepburn. Andrews took the Mary Poppins Role and beat Hepburn out for the Oscar
that year. From the play “Pygmalion.” Hepburn’s singing voice was dubbed over.
Fiddler on the Roof: Tradition!
The Phantom of the Opera:
Guys and Dolls, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando:
Singin’ in the Rain:
The King and I: Yul Brynner
Porgy and Bess:
Chicago: The original “Orange is the New Black” with music.
A Chorus Line:
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat: Donny Osmond;
Hamilton: Lin Manuel Miranda
Excalibur, the Man of La Mancha, Cabaret, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, A Star Is Born, Porgy and Bess, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Evita, Fame, 42nd Street, Grease, Wicked