the modal nodes

I saw something that said that in a galaxy far, far away, people’s concept of music apparently only involves the opera performed in Revenge of the Sith, and my automatic reaction was, “Excuse you. That was a specifically Mon Calamari ballet. It was performed at the opera house, but it wasn’t an opera. Secondly, how you forget about Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, who were performing at that cantina on Tatooine? And about Sy Snootles, lead vocalist of the Max Rebo band? Clearly, I need to introduce you to the idea of jizz music.”

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Imagine: Dancing with Anakin and Obi Wan

For anon… Enjoy! Sorry about the gif quality

You were reading a book on your bed when Anakin and Obi Wan came into your room, their expressions grave. 

“What’s wrong?” You asked them both, placing your book on a nightstand. You got up and slid off your bed, your eyebrows furrowed with concern.

Obi Wan sighed, running his fingers through his fair hair. Beside him, Anakin staring at the floor, his face blank. 

“Darth Sideous is becoming more powerful everyday. He’s already recruited the entirety of The Outer Rim.” Obi Wan grunted, sitting down on your bed. Anakin remained standing, looking up at you after a moment.

“What are we going to do? How are we going to best him?” The young Jedi murmured.

You cocked your head at them both.

“You two sound as if you’ve already lost the war.” You remarked, smirking. 

Obi Wan stared at you.

“At this rate, we will.” He replied, his voice dark. 

You merely shook your head at him and sat down on the bed next to the mournful Jedi. 

“You’ve been listening to Yoda too much. He romanticizes what is actually happening, you know. Sideous probably does have a majority of the Outer Rim. It’s unlikely he has recruited every single planet in it. Some of the civilizations over there are not as dense as we think they are. They would never side with a Sith lord.” 

With that, the two Jedi’s tense bodies seemed to slack slightly. Anakin gave you a small smile. 

“You always know how to lighten the mood, Y/N.” He commented. 

You simpered at him. 

“I know something that will make it even better.” 

You got up and walked over to a bulky radio on the floor, switching on a few buttons before a Figran D’an and the Modal Nodes song came on. Obi Wan and Anakin both looked at you in unison, grins spreading across their faces. 

“That little cantina band is growing really popular. You think they’ll be hits?” Obi Wan asked, getting up and swaying to the quick tempo of the music. 

You started dancing along with him, motioning for Anakin to join. The young Jedi came over and started to awkwardly dance beside you, laughing at himself. 

“I don’t see them playing in anything larger than a small pub. They do write some catchy songs though. I heard they’re from Tatooine.” You replied, spinning in a circle and chuckling. 

Anakin took your wrists in his hands and started dancing goofily with you, his feet sliding across the floor. You tried to mirror his movements, exaggerating them slightly. Obi Wan let out a guffaw of laughter and smiled hugely at you both. He said something but the booming sound of the cantina band’s song drowned out his voice. 

You hardly noticed. 

Swaying to the beat of the music, the three of you danced embarrassingly, shaking the stresses of the day out at every foot stomp and arm swing. 

Some bands launch themselves to stratospheric fame with an album or an epic tour. In Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes’ case, it only took one unforgettable bar show on that night some drunk got his furry forearm cut off. Show everyone you know your way around a wretched hive of scum and villainy and impress kloo horn fans with this shirt design from Jesus A. Rodriguez and Joon Kim. It’ll feel like 1977 all over again, which is great, because apparently that was the best year to have tickets to a thing in the history of years. [GET IT HERE]

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The Modal Nodes are recruiting and stars Weird Al, Reggie Watts, Ben Folds and more vie for a spot in the most popular band in the Outer Rim.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber / Paul F. Tompkins Raps Star Wars - CBB 391

A Fan “Video-ization” of Paul F. Tompkins as Andrew Lloyd Webber Rapping about The Star Wars Cantina and Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes, as heard on episode 391 of the Comedy Bang! Bang! Podcast with host Scott Aukerman. Also with Lauren Lapkus & Jon Gabrus.
Edited by Frank W. Pulaski III, DreamTyme Films.

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_Zv9dY4Rpw)

The Wookiee football team. 

They played some memorable Galactic Bowl matches against the Gamorreans. Players are encouraged by the popular Twi'lek cheerleaders. During the midtime show, you can listen to bands like Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes. 

Use of the Force is forbidden. Species of smaller stature, like the Jawas and the Ewoks, play against each other in the minor league.