Friday, December 18, 2009

I Have Touched William Shatner's Life


Well, the fourth audio clip down here — the one about “Rocket Man” — is GQ’s Andrew Corsello asking the legendary William Shatner himself a question I suggested: how that song, as inimitably performed by Shatner, compares to Leonard Nimoy’s shocking “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” song (with the video’s self-parodically 60s-ish plug for the United Nations).

Like the main characters in Free Enterprise, I am pleased just to know that in some small way the level plane of my starship’s course, as it were, has intersected with his.


Gerard said...

Have you seen his new show, Raw Nerve?

Todd Seavey said...

I haven’t. Glad he’s continuing to diversify, though.

Gerard said...

He’s very talented. I don’t know if you’ve ever listened to the album he made a few years ago-it was produced by Ben Folds-called Has Been, but it’s phenomenal. There’s one track featuring Henry Rollins that I think you’d really enjoy. Plus, he does a cover of Pulp’s “Common People” with Joe Jackson, which is probably the apex of the record.