I still have yet to buy STAR WARS on Blu-Ray, but today might be a good day to revisit the original film on DVD. Anyone else busting it out? My daughter digs R2-D2.
Most folks won't know it, but I actually contributed a fun little song to the world of STAR WARS "Musical Humor" (as featured on theForce.net) over a decade ago. Here's The James Zahn Conspiracy - "Darth Vader is a Real Cool Guy" - 59-second, one-take acoustic diddy recorded in the living room of our old apartment on the night of either the 1999 or 2000 Grammy Awards. It was a total joke, and one you can feel free to download and share.
For more STAR WARS, check out my previous post: STAR WARS: Teaching the Force The Rock Father Way.
And speaking of 5-25-77... check this out.
STAR WARS turns 35 Today: FREE DOWNLOAD - Darth Vader is a Real Cool GuyWritten by James Zahn
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5-25-77: 35 Years Ago, in a multiplex far, far away... STAR WARS hit screens for audiences to experience for the very first time. I was less than one-year-old, but I must've gotten into things pretty early given the pictures that have been floating around. 5-25-12: STAR WARS turns 35.
James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.
He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.
Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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