Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Dean Ween's a bigger Star Wars geek than me

Ween is among my favourite bands. Star Wars is among my favourite movies. I never thought the two had anything in common, until I saw an article at starwars.com in which Dean Ween confesses his love of Star Wars:
"The coolest item that we have is the lightsaber that makes the actual sounds of Anakin's lightsaber when you move it around. We also have two cheaper plastic ones -- one green and one red, of course, and a cool rancor figurine, which is actually pretty big. We play this imaginary game where Jabba feeds Luke to the rancor and Luke closes the gate on him, killing him. You know the story."

Miggy's excuse for having so much SW gear around, apparently, is that he's now a parent. I guess when I have kids, I can justify having collectibles ("toys") around the house. For now, the only significant thing is a custom-made lightsaber replica built from the same parts as the original prop. It's sitting in a beautiful wooden box waiting to be passed down to the next generation.

So that's what Deaner is talking about. Interestingly (?) I can't recall ever hearing a Star Wars reference in a Ween song.

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