Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deep Thoughts With Mr. Spock

Most people are familiar with William Shatner's musical dabblings, but I wonder how many people knew that Leonard Nimoy published poetry? (Actually, Nimoy is quite the arteest: he photographs and also recorded five albums of his own.) I came across this cover on Awful Library Books (totally worth a visit if you need some laughs) and I have to say the featured poem is quite poignant for modern times. Nimoy's just an old fashioned spaceman:


Here's some more great stuff. A little warning, though: it may just blow your mind.

You Fill Me With Your Love 
You fill me
With your love
You fill me

With your caring
You fill me
With your thoughts

You fill me
With your sharing

Thank You For A World Of Kindness
 Thank you
For a world
Of kindness

Thank you
For your
Endless patience

Thank you
For your
Sensitive understanding

Thank you
For Your
Love

Because
Because
I have known despair
I value hope

Because
I have tasted frustration
I value fulfillment

Because
I have been lonely
I value love

Thanks to The Retroist for printing those poems. Don't you now feel complete? OK, that's not fair - some of his other stuff isn't all that bad. However...

I much prefer the music of Nimoy. I actually think he's a better crooner than Shatner (who mostly spoke interpretations of songs.) Feast your eyes and ears on this groovefest known as the The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. It certainly takes music to where it has never boldly gone before.


It's weird - the video is only one minute and 36 seconds long, but feels much longer.

8 comments:

Kathy Amen said...

I love all things Leonard Nimoy, but must correct your title. "Dr." Spock was the baby doctor. Our guy is "Mr." Spock.

Pam@GoRetro said...

Oops - you can tell I'm not a Star Trek fan!

Marlene said...

Heehee!!! I LOVED that video! Who knew Mr. Spock could sing?!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Nimoy as well (watch his and Shatner's tweets - they are a scream). But he is a god, a legend; what do you call it when you realize your childhood idols are merely human?
s-a-h-d

Anonymous said...

OK, that came across strange - by "god and legend" I meant he seemed so big on the little screen, visiting other planets, science officer on a starship - now see him singing about Bilbo Baggins and cranking out poetry. Too funny.

s-a-h-d

Pam@GoRetro said...

@Stay-at-home-dad: I know, such a let-down, huh? I actually love the video and the song - I watched it three times yesterday to entertain myself.

Pam@GoRetro said...

Something tells me Nimoy enjoyed being a music video rock star with all of these groovy chicks...0:50 on the clip.

Darrin.. said...

Being somewhat of a Trekkie.. I've seen this before. It had to have came out during STAR TREK or soon after. Dig the Vulcan sideburns and ears! Oh wait... those are HIS ears.

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