Sunday, 11 March 2012

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy. Style victim of the late 60's/early 70's and geek hero. You know what that means: A whole lot of heavy machinery and bad hair. I wonder if he has ever resented that pointy haircut, after having worn it for what seems like most of his life. But one must make sacrifices for posterity! And who doesn't remember good old Leonard Nimoy? (Spock, in case you haven't heard his actual name before.)

Who could dislike someone who had made this video?

Bilbo Baggins

Nimoy, who clearly is or at least was a huge hippie, has made five studio albums in his lifetime so far. He's not a terrible singer, though I wouldn't call him amazing. I think his music is mostly a victim of its time and of Star Trek. Then again, I doubt we'd have ever heard him at all were it not for that pointy-eared alien--what was his name again? Even his version of Proud Mary on Youtube is paired with a picture from Star Trek.

Okay, now that I'm listening to it, it is funny enough to be on the blog. Especially his obvious discomfort with slang, such as "rollin'" instead of "rolling." And "boinin'"? As one commenter says, "It appears to be music, but not as we know it."

Proud Mary

The rest of his songs appear to be about space or being an alien. Well, most of these are from the first album, which is as far as I'm going to get with this post. Mostly because I'm trying to sort through all of the spoken word stuff to the actually songs. Why did anyone ever think that was a good idea?

Highly Illogical A song about being a Vulcan. Leonard Nimoy is not actually a Vulcan.

A Visit To A Sad Planet Leonard Nimoy wants to save the world from itself.

Golden Throats

Lost In The Stars Awwwwww.

The Differences Between Us Another monologue about being a Vulcan. Which Leonard Nimoy is actually not, in real life. Just in case we'd forgotten.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth No, still not actually a Vulcan.

Alien Remember kids, everything in space is backed by synthesizers.

Returning to non-alienness:
If I Had A Hammer

Once I Smiled A Smile Well, not overtly alien.

Desiderata Leonard Nimoy gives you some good advice.

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