WILLIAM SHATNER NEEDS MY MONEY!
The spouse just made me look over at Joe Jackson's website, where he's got video of him, Ben Folds, and William Shatner performing a number from William Shatner's newest album, Has Been.
I have to tell you: Years ago my pal Jay Zilber invited people over for a New Year's Eve Eve party, and we were instructed to bring horrible music. We made a bad music tape that night, filled with many horrible crimes against vinyl, including Billy, Don't Be A Hero and Seasons in the Sun. But of course the highlight of the tape is William Shatner's rendition of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, a performance so awful that most copies of the LP, when found, are required to be buried in lead-lined concrete containers.
But this new album has the advantage of having Ben Folds as producer and other good professionals along for the ride, and so the music is good, and the performances (including Shatner's) are wonderful.
Or maybe we just needed rap music to appreciate Shatner.
Meanwhile, I'm adding this to my Amazon.com Wish List.