The Tauntaun Song

Last month I participated in A Musical Emergency, which is a loose collective of theater and music folks in SF that turns popular stories or movies into full length musicals. They divide the story up into bite sized chunks and everyone’s responsible for telling their part of the story however they feel. The movie was Empire Strikes Back. And the scene I chose was the scene where Han saves Luke from Hoth. Sung from the perspective of the Tauntaun. I wrote the first half and adapted the second half from A Little Fall Of Rain from Les Miz. It’s… a little sad. I don’t know about you, but that scene kinda traumatized me. I think it shows.

May the 4th Be With You

(Oh, and I took the helmet and chest panel off before sitting at the piano. It’s hard to play in the full costume.)

Edit: I posted a link to a higher quality video. Enjoy.

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7 Responses to The Tauntaun Song

  1. Nolan Love says:

    This is just brilliant.

  2. Tom Shields says:

    Love the emotion! I laughed, I cried. It was better than Cats.

  3. Mark Casey says:

    “It didn’t hurt… that much.” Soooo good.

  4. Will Meyer says:

    Dude! I’m proud to have known you!

  5. Bayou says:

    This is the most brilliant thing I’ve heard in quite a while. I love Les Mis and the song selection was absolutely inspired. Tauntaun and Solo as Fantine and Valjean? Mind-blowingly awesome.

  6. Bayou says:

    Oh some Les Mis lover I am. Eponine and Marius… Still the sentiment holds.

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