Friday, March 03, 2006

Interpreting Rocketman

I came across this video on the other day. It's probably unfair to criticize a 35 year old performance in light of more modern sensibilities (how will people react to, say, a recording of this year's Madonna's Grammy Award appearence in the year 2040?)

That being said, this is at once, a spectacularly painful and hysterically funny performance of William Shatner "interpreting" Elton John's song, Rocketman. Man, can that guy smoke a cigarette. (I think that's Bernie Taupin introducing Shatner. He looks particularly uncomfortable; he must know what's coming.)

Check out this amazing artist in action here.

1 comment:

Milan said...

This was further parodied by Family Guy, in the form of Stewie's recitation. (link)