Published on February 7th, 2013 | by Brent Chittenden19
Everything is Connected 7 February 2013
Welcome to Everything is Connected, where we use the force of pop culture knowledge to explore the galaxies of music trivia.
In the last few weeks, a constant entertainment item that pops up is Star Wars. Since Disney bought the property from George Lucas, we’ve heard from tons of people who are involved in the films, have been involved in the past films, people who want to be in the new ones and people who were in the originals and prequels but one of the guys who hasn’t said much was prequel Obi Wan Kenobi, Ewan McGregor.
Of course that might be due to Ewan’s spot as a actor with a career outside the galaxy far far away. He’s been involved with a few music related movies like Moulin Rouge! and a small often overlooked film, Velvet Goldmine where McGregor plays Curt Wild. Wild’s background is based off of another wild man of rock, Iggy Pop.
For those who have never seen Iggy, even at his current age of 65, Pop can control a stage better and with more energy than most everyone… in music… ever… His career in terms of music goes up and down and one of his high points was when he moved to Berlin and worked with David Bowie.
Bowie’s career is pretty legendary but as I’ve said before, as an actor, I have a soft spot for his film, Labyrinth. A great fantasy story book film created and directed by the uber talented Jim Henson. In order to get the film made, Henson turned to a kindred spirit to produce the film. The man who created Star Wars, George Lucas.
WE’VE COME FULL CIRCLE!
This week’s chain goes:
George Lucas – Ewan McGregor – Iggy Pop – David Bowie – Labyrinth – George Lucas
Do you have a chain we should know about? If so, please post it in the comments below!