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Not surprisingly, John Williams isn’t a “get off my lawn” kind of senior citizen.

Indeed, playing the Star Wars theme in front of John Williams’ house paid off big time for 13-year old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi and flugelhornist Michael Miller (“Mickle”) at the 1:24 mark in the video below. [click to continue…]

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If there’s anything nerdier than Star Wars, it’s John Williams’ legendary Star Wars theme played on the “Floppotron 2.0”.

As you’ll see in the video below, the “computer hardware orchestra” consists of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners, and will surely result in flashbacks to 8-bit games of yore.

It certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Star Wars theme played on old hardware, but it just might be the best rendition yet. [click to continue…]

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In case you didn’t know, the soundtrack for The Force Awakens is finally available on vinyl. Much like the movie itself, the record is both retro and futuristic.

Indeed, this record would look very odd spinning in a wood-paneled room with orange shag carpeting. That’s because Disney emblazoned these vinyl records with 3D holograms of the TIE Fighter and Millennium Falcon. The holograms reportedly require the right angle and light to see (a smartphone LED flash is recommended), but when you hit the right combo, they look like they are “leaping off the vinyl” – which may or may not help to justify the $50 price tag.

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Okay, this hovering StarWars Death Star Bluetooth speaker is pretty fantastic, providing you with about six hours of streaming along with the novelty of Star Wars, levitation and glow-in-the-dark effects.

But that’s not the whole story. Oh no, not in the least. Some of these Photoshopped product photos are pretty bloody spectacular. Check them out below.

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Ominous and imposing, “The Imperial March” perfectly matches Darth Vader’s formidable presence throughout the films.

However, everything changes when the song is played in a major key. Musician Ian Gordon tinkered with “The Imperial March” and the end result is a song that feels regal and uplifting. It seems more appropriate for a grand hero than a terrible villain.

Take a listen below.

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OK Go is known for their amazing music videos, but this…THIS! They’ve really outdone themselves.

The video for “Upside Down & Inside Out” was shot entirely in zero gravity over the course of 21 flights thanks to Russia’s S7 Airlines. They used a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes of weightlessness to pull off some amazing shots.

Check out the video below…

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Lightsaber violins are so hot right now.

This time, Jedi violinist Jeffrey Ding He performs a beautiful version of ‘The Force Theme’ that’s “made entirely from violin and lightsaber sounds”.

Check out the performance in the video below.

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Classical guitarist Rafael Aguirre recently took to the stage at Alhambra Guitars’ 50th anniversary gala and proceeded to give a nod to nerds with a classical/flamenco rendition of John Williams’ Star Wars suite. And, to kick it all off, he also plays what is no doubt the most passionate performance of the 20th Century Fox theme ever.

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Composer and concert pianist Sonya Belousova and filmmaker Tom Grey are the duo behind Player Piano. Belousova is already highly accomplished, but the the custom pianos she’s been playing on lately take things to the next level.

Their newest video is a medley to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and features epic custom pianos For R2-D2, Vader, and the Millennium Falcon.

Watch the video after the break…

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away, Notorious B.I.G. wandered into a little cantina and a Star Wars/Biggie mashup was born.

Well, sort of. In this case, it’s Solar Slim and Richie Branson who’ve mashed up music by Notorious B.I.G. and the music of Star Wars to create an album called Life After Death Star.

The Big Poppa/Duel of the Fates mashup is fan-frickin’tastic. Take a listen to a few tracks below.

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