The music I grew up on made me the person I am today. So in a huge way that music also inspires this brand and a lot of the ideas and messages that run throughout. The music I grew up on was primarily punk rock, which is driven by the electric guitar. The electric guitar was pioneered by Les Paul. Enough said.
Actually I wanna add one last thing. Les Paul was in an accident which shattered his right arm and elbow. The doctors told him that he would never be able to regain movement in that arm and it would have to be set in one position. He told the doctors to set at an angle so that he could still play guitar. And just so you know, this wasn't an accident that happened late in his life, it was 1948. He lived most of his life this way.
Some people do things, others LIVE to do those things.
Rest in Peace.
It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.
I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.