Friday, August 19, 2005

William Shatner a college campus near you

Wow, I got this postcard in 1977, which prompts me to believe that at some point I must have written a fan letter to William Shatner. How else would they get my address? I would have purchased the album, except I always spent my allowance right away and the thought of sending off for a record and then waiting weeks for it to arrive was too much for me. But I certainly wish I bought it. I'm sure it's full of hilarity. It was recorded on... Shatners college tour?!?! The first lp has readings from Shakespeare, H.G. Wells, and an explanation of how scifi developed through the years. The second lp has "droll stories, humorous anecdotes, the fun and laughter of Bill's inside stories" about Star Trek. Woah, Shatner's droll stories and explanation of scifi... what more could I ask for?


Jimmy said...

Too bad it didn't include Shatner's cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

Monkey's Pathetic Human said...

Oh God that's a good song.

"Common People" on the album Has Been is quite funny also.

Chris, you amaze me. I remember sending away for random things all the time, but did I save any of them? I don't think so. What a dolt am I.

Chris Jart said...

For some reason I've always had a compulsion to save everything. When I was a kid I even had a "collections" of bubblegum wrappers. Even now I have papers that I never look at - yet when I decide to try to throw things away, I think "oh that's neat/funny/cool/stupid" and hang on to it. It's only been within the last five years that I have gotten rid of boxes and boxes of stuff. Yet I still have these odd things around the house - because they're funny. "Did I actually write a fan letter to William Shatner?" (bemused confusion)

Chris Jart said...

Oh yeah, his version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is hilarious. So is his cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man". I'm not sure which I like more. I found "Common People" to be funny at first, but just too long and not enough of The Shat.