Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from May 4, 2021 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options May 4, 2021: May The Fourth Be With You

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Artist Track Album Label Images Approx. start time
Don Ellis  Star Wars   Options Music From Other Galaxies And Planets  Atlantic 
Meco  The Asteroid Field   Options The Empire Strikes Back  RSO 
0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Patrick Gleeson  The Tatooine Desert   Options Patrick Gleeson's Star Wars  Mercury 
0:07:43 (Pop‑up)
The Electric Moog Orchestra  Ben's Death   Options Music From Star Wars  Musicor 
0:13:23 (Pop‑up)
Urth  Lapti Nek   Options Lapti Nek Overture  Warner Bros. 
0:15:42 (Pop‑up)
Stargard  The Force   Options Stargard  MCA 
0:20:02 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Ron Carter 

Lando's Palace   Options

Empire Jazz 



0:22:34 (Pop‑up)
The Droids  Do You Have the Force, Pt.1   Options The Force  Barclay 
0:29:36 (Pop‑up)
Taj Mahal  Ewok In (Instrumental)   Options Ewok TV Series  EMI 
0:33:39 (Pop‑up)
Ukulele Cafe Quartet  Love Theme From Attack Of The Clones   Options Ukulele Force: Star Wars Best Covers  Geneon 
0:38:49 (Pop‑up)
Richard Cheese  Darth Vaders Imperial March Theme   Options Dick At Nite (Your Favorite TV Themes Loungified!)  Coverage Records 
0:43:16 (Pop‑up)
The Evil Genius Orchestra  Binary Sunset   Options Cocktails In The Cantina  Oglio 
0:44:58 (Pop‑up)
The Andrew Allen Trio  Duel of the Fates (From The Phantom Menace)   Options Live! from the Cantina: A Star Wars Jazz Tribute  Cornerville 
0:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Norbert Galo  Cantina Band   Options Norbert Galo & Friends  Mistiroux 
0:50:36 (Pop‑up)
Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles  Luke and Leia (from Return of the Jedi)   Options New American Songbooks, Vol. 1  Sound American 
0:52:14 (Pop‑up)
Noël Akchoté  Princess Leia's Theme   Options Scored (Plays John Williams)  Noël Akchoté Downloads 
0:57:07 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Vitamin String Quartet 

Star Wars - The Clash of Lightsabers   Options

Performs Music From Star Wars 

Vitamin Records 


1:00:11 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm ultradamno:

Devon! Castaways!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Krull Sagan:

[swoops in from top of frame slowly, revealing full extent of galactic funkiness as title crawl ends] The Fourth Day of May It Is Today! Wait....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Krull Sagan:

“Nothing but Staaaar Waaaarsss...”
  7:03pm bukowski.:

may the fourth be with twenty ... or something like that
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Marley P. Dogg:

  7:04pm Androu B.:

Gads, this "holiday" gets so overkill! Wonder how Disney is indulging it's fans today.

But more importantly, I wonder if were going to hear any MECO in all this monotonous hubbub.
  7:04pm yippie:

please please life day song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm dale:

station in buffalo called rock 102 was a taped thing and it always followed the meco star wars theme with jet airliner by steve miller. had the same pew pew pew laser effects in it.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:07pm D Rok (in brooklyn):

I never knew that Don Ellis record existed until, this past weekend, when I saw it in a record store in Utica! Funny to suddenly hear it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm dale:

what;s that chewie? you want your cut of the toy royalties?
  7:07pm Androu B.:

I'm also expecting at least one play of Richard Cheese's "Star Wars Cantina" today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm woj:

this is a may 4th thing i can get behind -- and julieb's bonus hour was good too
  7:11pm Androu B.:

And now that I think about it, this gives me a good excuse to view the "Hardware Wars" parody trailer. I first saw it in high school when Steven Spielberg came to our school during his tour back in 1981.
Avatar 7:12pm Fox:

This is excellent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm dale:

is someone on a moog an orchestra?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Yes:

hello party people
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Devon E. Levins:

Joseph Williams on vocals!! Son of John.
  7:18pm Androu B.:

For anyone interested, Mark Hamill reading a children's book about mask-wearing during the pandemic by Tiny Toon Adventures and ANIMANIACS! director Tom Ruegger:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So OK - here's a blunt not to say willfully obtuse question :
How do you rate John Williams? Is he just repurposing Classical Musics for a phat profit - or does he have the real skills ? I mean obviously he knows the Art of providing what works - & it's being provocative - but possibly towards some end...
Avatar 7:19pm Fox:

I've come to terms with the strange fact that as a lifelong Star Wars fanatic, I think the franchise is shit. George Lucas is just lucky he stumbled into John Williams and the Henson crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Folsom:

Are there any Star Wars Holiday Special songs?
  7:22pm Eric Kilkenny:

Hola Devon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm Folsom:

I saw on Regal Robot, they sold out of their Holochess figurine set, $4800, that's a lot
  7:23pm Androu B.:

Howard Stern once said of George Lucas:
"You know, I'll bet every night, he sits alone in a dark corner of his house saying to himself, "What have I done?"
Avatar 7:24pm Fox:

Folsom: The Life Day song. Carrie Fisher was quite embarrassed by her performance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as for StarWars itself - before it came out I was enuff of a SciFi geek - a different cultural proposition in 1977 & before - that I read Starlog & all this - & I was hyped ! It was gonna be 2001 crossed with Tolkien - & a new era of effects ! Well - the first one delivered on some of that - I'd have to conceded that's a pretty great film... & Lo ! the lines were around th block & it was a megatrend. They completely lost me really. If it's on for free I'll watch them - yerknow that kinda thing...
& more than any other film - it started the Blockbuster Era - which I mostly regret...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

AndrouB - that's pretty good...
Avatar 7:27pm Fox:

I only got up to the third Dune book when I was 13 and my brain exploded so I stopped. Reading it now, and knowing what Lucas' original plans were for Star Wars, and his insistence in keeping with some of those themes even though it made no sense (Luke and Leia being twins), it's so clear that Star Wars is a huge Dune ripoff.... as much as THX1138 is a ripoff of 1984, specifically the version with Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasance.
Avatar 7:28pm Fox:

And man... Lucas just let the whole Joseph Campbell shit go to his head and made the prequels filled with all sorts of religious bullshit that didn't fit whatsoever.
  7:29pm Androu B.:

So now's a good time to ask...
Which was the most annoying character(s) in the SW franchise: Salacius Crumb, the Ewoks or Jar Jar Binks?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

& many cite classic Westerns & Akira Kurosawa - quite a lot of things !... Jack Kirby & Marvel Comics characters...
Avatar 7:30pm Fox:

JarJar. No competition.

Salacious Crumb was a hoot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...anyhow - Disney owns every last one of these things anymore...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm Devon E. Levins:

Hey Eric K, Nice to hear you back on the airwaves!
  7:34pm Androu B.:

For anyone in the know:
Is Disney+ running the Nelvana-produced "The Ewoks" and "Droids" animated series?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...it has its Themes - but as Space Opera - it catered to Adventure too much - & dealt SciFi based on Ideas in Cinema a pretty devastating lightsabre injury...
Sorry - I said I'd just try & get thru the day without being bitchy about it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& this Taj Mahal is pretty kewl...
  7:39pm Mike tp:

why yell.why yeah. great set DEVON...
  7:40pm Androu B.:

This...radio program...so far...a pleasure...it has been.
Avatar 7:45pm Fox:

Thanks for the show, Devon. It makes me remember how fun Star Wars used to feel.
  7:45pm Androu B.:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Marley P. Dogg:

Han Solo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

<3 Richard Cheese
  7:49pm Eric Kilkenny:

@devon thanks! interview with pinball designer Tom Szafransky on my show medium cool this morning well worth checking if u luv pinball
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm steveo:

Lots of fun & great listening
  7:56pm Eric Kilkenny:

Thanks for the music, Devon!
  7:57pm charlotte:

great show tonight, thanks so much!! it’s been a lot of fun listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Devon E. Levins:

Thanks All! I promise Brad Fiedel is coming on the show soon! And don't forget tomorrow's Revenge of the Fifth as well.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Marley P. Dogg:

Really great show Devon!!!! Thank you!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Even the funny papers were getting in on the act - www.gocomics.com...
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