It was an experience neither of them will ever, ever forget. A young South African engineer writes of a quest he is planning for his girlfriend Pia.
Pia is still grieving over the loss of her favorite grandfather, a cheerful old man who was for many years a popular and well-loved figure in the town. Now this happy old grandfather was known for hiking each evening to a certain bench on a certain scenic beach, carrying with him exactly two bottles of chilled Jamaican Red Stripe beer. He so preferred this brand, normally unavailable in South Africa, that he had cases of it imported specially.
Pia says that as a young girl she would often join him on these hikes, and she ranks the memories of the many evenings she spent watching the sunset on his bench while he drank as among her happiest. Before he presents Pia this unusual gift, he will naturally lock two cold bottles of Red Stripe inside and program it to open only at a certain special place.
You can probably guess where. What a lovely memorial experience that will be. Three teenage brothers are given Quest Boxes designed to remain dormant for years. Their opening defines Quest Life - Padez - Two Shapes Ep (Vinyl) magnificent new coming-of-age ritual.
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To pull off that scene, under those circumstances, is a borderline superpower. You want to end on a win, a triumph for everyone, possibly even, just maybe, with an aggressively complicated Rube Goldberg device that involves over a dozen Zoom windows and the theme music from the Rocky movies. That could work. The answer to the first one was as tricky as I imagined, as McElhenney explained.
Then it was in the hands of the actors, who actually had to film the moving pieces with their phones, the only shots not lined up with a steady mounted camera. And she sanitized each one individually. So you have to redo it. Again, a hassle. But again, a good one, as Ganz clarified.
Which brings us to the music. I asked both McElhenney and Ganz if he demanded they use the song given his Philly ties. I suggested it. The song works perfectly. The bells ding, the swells swell, it sucks you in and gets you invested in anything you set it to. It should be used in everything.
So, again, how? I was not fully prepared for how that happened when Ganz told me. He called him directly. Excuse me? He just called Sylvester Stallone to get permission to use the Rocky music? I asked McElhenney about this later, in part to get confirmation and in part because I had to Quest Life - Padez - Two Shapes Ep (Vinyl) more. I reached out and he said he was a fan of the show.
So we used it in Sunny Quest Life - Padez - Two Shapes Ep (Vinyl) the same thing happened with this. So that answers the question about clearing the Rocky music. You just call Sylvester Stallone and ask him. Easy peasy. I try to have follow-up questions locked and loaded when I talk to very busy people. Very good. The combination of the Rube Goldberg machine and the dramatic emphasis added by the Rocky music gave the episode the triumphant, victorious ending it needed after taking the audience on that emotional rollercoaster.
I did not ever expect a Rube Goldberg device to make me cry. And yet, there I was, staring with misty eyes at nothing in particular as the credits started to roll.
It put a perfect uplifting bow on an episode that was powerful and emotional and captured a moment I think all of us are feeling right now in one way or another. I laughed and cried and felt understood all in 30 minutes.
Or any piece of art, really. We were constantly problem solving and experimenting to figure out how to do something. So it really did Quest Life - Padez - Two Shapes Ep (Vinyl) like, whenever we got it right… it felt like a really big celebration and achievement.
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