Sunday, March 28, 2010
In all the excitement of last week's Shatner Monday marking the 79th birthday of the original (and still the best) James Tiberius Kirk, we neglected to mention that it was also the 79th birthday of Shatner's longtime costar and pal, Leonard Nimoy. (That's right, Shatner and Nimoy were born on the same day, the same year.)
Everybody loves the music of William Shatner, but Captain Kirk isn't the only Enterprise crew member who has recorded some classic tunes. Nimoy put out a few albums of his own back in the '60s and '70s. His song The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins is truly unforgettable - and I do mean it is truly unforgettable, you will get it stuck in your head until you want to end your life by stepping into a transporter and beaming yourself into the heart of the sun.
Now put on your pointy rubber ears and gather 'round as Leonard tells us about the bravest little Hobbit of them all. If this sample leaves you wanting more, you can learn everything you'd ever want to know, and quite a bit more, at Maidenwine.com. (Click the image at left to purchase the Spaced Out CD, featuring the music of Shatner and Nimoy!