I believe that music defines a moment, a time, period in one’s life. I have several songs on my iPod that remind me of earlier times. I even have a playlist that define the last several months. But those aren’t the songs I hear the most.
I hear songs being hummed all day long. Or more accurately being dum-da-da-dummed all day long.
“The Imperial March”
The Cantina Band song from Mos Eisley Cantina
The Star Wars main theme song.
Usually it’s “The Imperial March.”
I debated buying it for the iPod, but then I realized it would only encourage the whole problem.
Last night as we celebrated Tornado E’s birthday at a pizza parlor, Tornado E was unwrapping gifts. He pulled off the tissue paper of a toy still in the gift bag. He became to da-da-dumming the Star Wars them song. He put his hands into the bag. Other boys joined in the song. Reverently Tornado E pulled out a Boba Fett helmet. All seven boys joined in the song until Tornado E held the helmet above his head.
Now that I look back on it, I think my son has the makings to be a cult leader.