Greetings and Salutations!
Welcome to 2014! Instead of our usual program of clever musical intellect today Music Minute is going to dish out something that tickles the funny bone as well as gets those toes a-tapping!
Over a decade ago filmmaker Peter Jackson brought to J.R.R. Tolkien’s work to life on the big screen with the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Hobbits, Wizards, Elves, Dwarves, creepy Grim Reaper wannabe’s on mini-dragons, giant flaming Eyeballs….the stuff of creative legend.
Howard Shore, the musical genius behind the film scores, gave the movies their iconic anthems that have rallied fans for years. It is impossible to not strike a majestic pose when listening to the Fellowship theme or long for the Shire when concerning about hobbits. Those songs have a magic to them that transports those listening into Middle Earth every single time.
Like all things with a cult fan following the Lord of the Rings has a huge broad-based fandom throughout the internet. And where fans gather pop culture references will be made. One of the most memorable of these hilarious references is the Legolas “Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” remix. Call me aged but I remember when this first hit the web stream. I fell off my chair laughing and listened to it on repeate for days. Nearly ten years later the song still holds fond memories and has made it into a must-have-dance-in-the-aisles Ringtone for any Ringer fan.
Pop culture icons live on even when the general fan hype has dwindled. But like all musical scores in the fanverse, they are never forgotten.
Don’t believe me?
With the release of the new Hobbit Trilogy currently underway the man who made it all possible has not forgotten the fans or the fandom. This was a behind the scenes shout-out to all Ringers past, present, and future to let them know that they are loved and appreciated for all of their dedication and strange quirks.
And after all this time…Orlando Bloom still rocks the black eyebrows with blonde hair combo.