We are very happy to bring you a special Sandcrawler this week as we talk to award-winning musician and engineer, Cory Churko!
Among his many accomplishments as a musician Cory Churko has toured with Kelly Clarkson and Shania Twain and it was during a Shania Twain concert in 2015 that Mike spotted Cory on stage, wearing a Rebel Alliance patch on his sleeve. After discovering that the super talented guitarist was indeed a huge Star Wars fan we had to have him on the show to find out about his fandom and of course, what kind of collector he is.
Check out the demo reel, “A-wing Flight” that Cory talks about in the show.
Cory kickin’ it on stage with Shania Twain in 2015. That little symbol on his vest is what started this whole conversation!
Cory and his wife, scouting the Jundland Wastes (or maybe California), Check out that pistol!
Cory and Kelly Clarkson
The hair is making a comeback! Cory on the Today Show recently, helping Shania launch her new album.
Cory shares what it was like growing up with Star Wars as a kid in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in the 70’s and 80’s. He talks about what it takes to see a new Star Wars movie while on tour and also some of the very unique collectibles that he’s received while touring. There aren’t too many people that can claim that superstar Kelly Clarkson has added to their Star Wars collection!
Check out Prestige Guitars for a look at Cory’s “ultimate collectible” – The Cory Churko Signature Series Guitar! Hey, what’s that symbol up on the neck anyway????
Be sure to check out Cory’s band, Toque, which is a Canadian band covering classic Canadian rock. We at the Sandcrawler especially like the band’s logo. With all that the fame that has come to Cory as a musician and engineer it was awesome to find out that he’s just like us: a huge fan of Star Wars and Star Wars collectibles. For more info head over to CoryChurko.com. Thanks Cory and May the Force Be With You, eh?
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–Dan and Mike
What makes this podcast different than all the rest? We won’t be reading off checklists or talking about where and when to find certain figures or collectibles. There are plenty of other shows that do that well, of course.
At the Sandcrawler, we care about YOU, the collector! If you have a collection of Star Wars figures, cereal boxes, or Pez dispensers, we want to know! Mike is an OT kid from Ontario, Canada and Dan first saw Star Wars in 1991 while growing up in Massachusetts. This and an 18-year difference between the two hosts will often give the listener a unique look at Star Wars collecting.
We want to share why Star Wars collectibles mean so much to us and learn why they mean so much to you. What does collecting mean to you? What things do you collect? How do you display your collection? Is this a family activity? We love activities, we have so much room for activities with bunk beds now!
Each episode you can expect to find out a couple of cool new things that Mike and Dan have picked up.
Additionally, we’ll cover whatever the collecting news and hot topic may be that week. As far as Star Wars news goes? Well, let’s just say the Sandcrawler also has its own take on weekly Star Wars news. Mike and Dan are also not paid endorsers for any product and we do not receive product to review. In turn, that means you will get honest and real comments and feelings towards the current state of collecting. As the show progresses, look for interviews with fellow collectors and hear their amazing stories.
Spend some time with us and let’s have some fun talking Star Wars toys. Who doesn’t want to talk Star Wars toys, right?