Maybe it’s just ’cause I’m the daughter of a mother who has sung in barbershop quartets for the last quarter century. Maybe it’s because I remember Jaw, ET, the original Star Wars trilogy, and Indiana Jones from their big-screen debuts. Maybe I’ve got a secret Wookie fetish, but if so, it’s hidden even from me. Anyway, via Renee of Womanist Musings, here’s a tribute to all that. I am impressed – knocked flat on my behind – by the creative arrangements and the singer’s kick-ass vocal range.
Oh man. Upon hearing this for the fourth time, I’m starting to worry that I do have a thing for Wookies. Here I thought I’d moved up from Luke Skywalker to Han Solo as I grew up. But Chewbaca? This is very concerning.
Update, 10/20/09, 10:30 p.m.: In comments, Sugarmag pointed out that this video is lip-synched – so much for that Bobby McFerrinish vocal range! – and KRS posted a link to the (apparent) original version by an a cappella group called Moosebutter (if, indeed, the concept of “original” still exists on the Web). Here it is: