Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dammit Jim, You're an Actor, not a Singer!

William Shatner, who for years explored the cosmos in the role of James Tiberius Kirk, has announced the track listing for his upcoming album. The album contains covers of a variety of space-themed classic rocks songs, including Pink Floyd's Learning to Fly. That's one song that I can really imagine him rocking Shatner-style: My grubby halo . . . a vapor trail . . . in . . . the empty air!

The album will be titled Searching for Major Tom. Perhaps Shatner wouldn't need to search if he were aware that, as someone once informed us, ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom's a junkie.

Of course, none of this beats Leonard Nimoy singing The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.

1 comment:

  1. He's done some bad cover songs in his day.

    Did you know his real middle name started with a "K" in Where No Man Has Gone Before but later was changed to Tiberius.

    Sulu turned 74 today.