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September 30, 2004

I'm a Rock! It! Man!

I hesitate to subject you, gentle reader, to the following experience, because I'm not sure your mind is quite ready for it. And yet, I must. Today I bring you ...

William Shatner's spoken word performance of "Rocket Man." (Right click to save; Quick Time required)

Now, let's get one thing straight before we start. In my world, The Shat is the shit. The man can do no wrong, and I enjoy his work. Not enough to, say, watch The Practice or his new show, whatever it's called. But that's mostly because I don't like James Spader.

ANYWAY, I love William Shatner and I firmly agree with the worldwide cabal that believes this performance of the Elton John classic, especially the ending, is "the apex of entertainment in our civilization." It is, honestly, just that good. So be sure you watch the clip all the way through.

This momentous event apparently occured at the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards.

Posted by Highwaygirl on September 30, 2004 06:44 AM to the category Entertainment

Heheheheh. *nerd love*

Posted by: Tsy at October 2, 2004 12:59 AM

The ending is great, I'm surprised more artists haven't tried this type of performance art.

Posted by: Nick at March 23, 2005 07:49 PM
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