Originally Posted by Jake
Hello Jared. What is the story behind that happy tune Chippy plays? Will Bluster Blaster be back this season??
Heh, Jake. Um...weeeell. Okay, so the story behind Chippy's little tune requires this convoluted backstory: in college my close friend Nick James and I had an ongoing joke about an imaginary rock opera version of Beckett's "Waiting For Godot," in which Godot actually shows up and the end and saves Vladimir and Estragon with the power of rock and roll. Over the course of a couple years, we actually wrote up several songs from said imaginary rock opera, and then finally, in the last weeks of my senior year, we actually wrote up the book, and did 3 staged readings of the show in the little 50 seat theater we had in our performing arts dorm. The show starred Nick and I, plus our friends Brad Wilson, and Sam Knowlton. Anyway, the tune Chippy plays is a little excerpt from the big finale of the show "I am the one," in which Godot arrives on his starship of dreams, and promises to take Vladimir and Estragon away to fly across the galaxy with him, and to save the universe with rock. It's a highly goofy thing...and very dear to my heart. So that's the story behind that...heh.
As for Bluster Blaster, let's just say I don't have any opera gigs lined up, so I'm all for thrashing my voice for comedy jokes. Let's do this.