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Monday, November 15, 2004

Has Been

Song in my head:
"Dog" by Ben Folds

Last Friday, I heard William Shatner's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." It's as silly as I had been told. The chorus of Serio Mendes-like singers wasn't bad though. This morning, I heard his version of Pulp's "Common People." Utterly hilarious. I listened to some tracks off of Has Been and I'm confused. Is he trying to be funny, ironic or serious with his tongue in his cheek? Ben Folds' production and talents are put to good use and Aimee Mann, Joe Jackson, Henry Rollins and Brad Paisley add some flair, but I still can't stop laughing at this. Decide for yourself here.

2 comments:

Matthew said...

I recommend visiting www.ifilm.com and watching William Shatner's rendition of Elton John's "Rocketman." It's not as good as Stewie's reinterpretation on Family Guy though.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blogs fairly often and have yet to comment so I thought I would here. I dont have any input on the Shatner thing...I haven't "experienced" it yet, but I would say that I enjoy reading your ramblings as they ar well written, dry, self deprecating and every bit "eric" I know and love.
Hope to see you again soon...call me sometime, or an email of course....thinking about blogging myself now....hmm.
Joshua
PS - How's the book coming?