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CosmicPal
10-16-2004, 04:00 PM
So, I'm at this hippie bar in Denver called Sancho's, and this friend of mine I'm shooting pool with tells me he heard this song on his satellite radio done by old Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.

He went on to tell me "...how freakin' cool..." the song was. Well, of course, like any red-blooded American who respects his own taste for music would do- I spit out my beer and started laughing.

"William Shatner?!?"

"Yep. Captain Kirk, himself."

"You gotte be phucking kidding me?"

"No, dude, it REALLY was a cool song...."

Anyways, I take my dog for a walk this morning, get some breakfast, and on the way home, stop by the record store- well, wouldn't you know it- there's William Shatner at the listening station, and I just had to laugh.

So, being as curious as I am, I put on the headphones and flipped on the music to Captain Kirk....

WHOA!

This can't be...

This is actually some pretty heavy music. I'm thinking Leonard Cohen. I'm thinking some Tom Waits here...

I listen some more.

I'm actually liking this. No wait- I'm loving this haunting, monotone, and sometimes clever music. THIS IS FREAKIN' WILLIAM SHATNER I'M LISTENING TO!

I actually listen to the whole thing. And yep...folks....I bought it. I even had to admit to the cashier, "...I can't freakin' believe I'm actually buying this..."

"Oh, I hear it's great!"

"Me thinks so, so far..."

So, if you like crooners - you'll love this album. Otherwise, it will sound like pure dribble to you...

Keep f**king doubting William Shatner!

|Zach|
10-16-2004, 04:01 PM
He has done many spoken word albums before and actully did a great song with ben folds once.

Brock
10-16-2004, 04:03 PM
If you think that's funny, you should see the music video Leonard Nimoy did back in the 60s.

ENDelt260
10-16-2004, 04:03 PM
You really gotta cut back on the shibby.

Deberg_1990
10-16-2004, 04:03 PM
Yea..there was a story on Yahoo about this.....Unbelievable that its actually good. Shatner is having a mini-comeback....with this new CD and his new show Boston Legal is pretty good and hes great in it.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20041016/ap_en_tv/music_william_shatner_8

AZORChiefFan
10-16-2004, 04:05 PM
I got his version of the Pulp song "Common People" It's with Joe Jackson no not the shoeless one, the musician. It's actually pretty good.

CosmicPal
10-16-2004, 04:05 PM
For those who might be curious to know...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002RUPH4/qid=1097959553/sr=2-2/ref=pd_ka_b_2_2/102-2187373-2054552

Crush
10-16-2004, 04:08 PM
Behold the power of Shatnerology!


http://www.shatnerology.com/

Deberg_1990
10-16-2004, 04:09 PM
Keep f**king doubting William Shatner!

Captain Kirk is still the best Trek Captain ever! Kirk the Pimp!

Count Alex's Wins
10-16-2004, 04:10 PM
Yeah, Kirk was the bomb. Too bad he had to die like a bitch.

He also killed some brain cells with this back in the day:

DJay23
10-16-2004, 04:15 PM
He did an album with Ben Folds. Saw Ben Folds this summer in Buffalo and he was telling the crowd about it and that it is actually a very good album despite what you might think when you hear "William Shatner" and "music."

Baby Lee
10-16-2004, 04:17 PM
I got his version of the Pulp song "Common People" It's with Joe Jackson no not the shoeless one, the musician. It's actually pretty good.
I was gonna post, kudos to him for knowing what a kick ass song 'Common People' is. No kudos for a spoken interp. That's one of my all-time favorite songs, so I'm a little sensitive on the subject.

Donger
10-16-2004, 05:05 PM
Captain Kirk is still the best Trek Captain ever! Kirk the Pimp!

Nah.

The bald, English, French, "digs the black chicks" guy was far superior.

Count Alex's Wins
10-16-2004, 05:06 PM
Nah.

The bald, English, French, "digs the black chicks" guy was far superior.

Digs the black chicks? Picard's main love interests were Vash and Dr. Crusher, both white women.

Donger
10-16-2004, 05:09 PM
Digs the black chicks? Picard's main love interests were Vash and Dr. Crusher, both white women.

I didn't say he loves them. I said he digs them.

Guinan
The gal from First Contact (Lily?)

Deberg_1990
10-16-2004, 05:14 PM
Nah.

The bald, English, French, "digs the black chicks" guy was far superior.


Yea but Kirk never discriminated either...Black, White, Green, Blue or Purple..poontang was all the same to him...

Miles
10-16-2004, 05:20 PM
Just downoaded his version of Rocketman...wow ROFL

ENDelt260
10-16-2004, 05:41 PM
The album title is cool...

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002RUPH4.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Then I took a listen to the sample. Much as I suspected, CosmicPal is high.

Click to hear what sounds "good" if you're really blasted (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B0002RUPH4001001/0/102-9573577-6580136)

Crush
10-16-2004, 05:49 PM
Digs the black chicks? Picard's main love interests were Vash and Dr. Crusher, both white women.


Clearly you never saw the unrated version of First Contact.

go bowe
10-16-2004, 05:52 PM
The album title is cool...

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002RUPH4.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Then I took a listen to the sample. Much as I suspected, CosmicPal is high.

Click to hear what sounds "good" if you're really blasted (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B0002RUPH4001001/0/102-9573577-6580136) apparently i'm not blasted enough...

arrrrrghh! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

CosmicPal
10-16-2004, 07:02 PM
The album title is cool...

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002RUPH4.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Then I took a listen to the sample. Much as I suspected, CosmicPal is high.

Click to hear what sounds "good" if you're really blasted (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B0002RUPH4001001/0/102-9573577-6580136)

Like I said in the original post, if you like crooners, you'll love this album- otherwise it will sound like pure dribble to you.

ENDelt260
10-16-2004, 07:07 PM
Guess the link doesn't work right. I was trying to link to the Common People sample.

I wasn't aware crooning was a synonym with talking.

ENDelt260
10-16-2004, 07:07 PM
And, that sounds nothing like a basketball being bounced.

CosmicPal
10-16-2004, 07:11 PM
I wasn't aware crooning was a synonym with talking.

If all he did was talk (and he does quite a bit indeed) it would be a spoken word album.

He does some singing. William Shatner isn't really what makes this thing go- it's the strong supporting cast of musicians, and even a novelist.

The lyrics are poignant and interesting....but, the music is really what makes this album work- phug William Shatner- I'm still not sold on his singing, but the album has a nice cohesion throughout....

go bowe
10-16-2004, 07:12 PM
Guess the link doesn't work right. I was trying to link to the Common People sample.

I wasn't aware crooning was a synonym with talking.crooning??

cosmic pal IS high... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif

Deberg_1990
10-16-2004, 07:17 PM
BTW..anyone ever seen his new show..Boston Legal? Who would have thought him and Spader, two old relics from decades past would make such a great team? But they are superb....

Skip Towne
10-16-2004, 07:18 PM
Guess the link doesn't work right. I was trying to link to the Common People sample.

I wasn't aware crooning was a synonym with talking.
My Merriam-Webster Online wasn't aware of it either.

ENDelt260
10-16-2004, 07:21 PM
If all he did was talk (and he does quite a bit indeed) it would be a spoken word album.

He does some singing. William Shatner isn't really what makes this thing go- it's the strong supporting cast of musicians, and even a novelist.

The lyrics are poignant and interesting....but, the music is really what makes this album work- phug William Shatner- I'm still not sold on his singing, but the album has a nice cohesion throughout....
I read this post, and all I can think is... "Then why the hell buy a William Shatner album?"

If you like those musicians, go buy their albums. Don't come on here and try to tell me the Shatner album is good.

go bowe
10-16-2004, 09:53 PM
I read this post, and all I can think is... "Then why the hell buy a William Shatner album?"

If you like those musicians, go buy their albums. Don't come on here and try to tell me the Shatner album is good.uhhh...

beam me up, scotty? :shrug: