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Why all the Shatner?
« on: December 14, 2004, 11:20:45 am »
I've noticed several DJs playing this William Shatner stuff and I simply must know...WTF? Is it that you just think it's funny because it's Shatner? Do you genuinely get off on the music? What?   ???

I'm not knocking anyone. I'm just trying to understand where you're coming from because I don't get this Shatner fascination in any way, shape or form. Please, enlighten me.  :)
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2004, 01:25:04 pm »
Just to piss you off ... is it working yet?

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 02:39:49 pm »
Someone must have forgotten to tell us that Captain James T. is a prog artist  ::)

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 03:03:28 pm »
Ha yeah like we all stick to prog 100% of the time around here anyways. ;)  

Hey, don't be dissing William man! ;)  I think it's just the weirdness factor... William Shatner releasing an album, and it's actually really good too (which is even stranger).  It's produced by Ben Folds and features many of today's prominent musicians.  The lyrics are actually very witty and well written. I'll play him on BTL and be happy about it! :)

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2004, 03:10:06 pm »
if i hear that god damn 'you're gonna die' song one more time..... >:(
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 03:32:32 pm »
Maybe you won't suffer, maybe it's quick, but you'll have time to think... "why did I waste it?  Why didn't I taste it?  You'll have time!" cause you're gonna die!!  

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 04:45:03 pm »
I played it first  :P
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2004, 05:58:14 pm »
Just to piss you off ... is it working yet?
Nope. I'm not pissed. I just don't get it.

Robert Downey Jr. and Regis Philbin are making albums too but I don't hear those being played. So I wondered why Shatner, specifically? What has he done that the others haven't? Weirdness factor? I suppose it is weird, in a way, but it's really kinda more dumb than weird.  So...yeah...still not getting it.   ???   ???   ???
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2004, 05:59:34 pm »
I played it first  :P

You're admitting to that?  :D

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2004, 10:45:57 pm »
I played more Shatner tonight because of this thread and got a negative reaction... argh!  It's all about the Shatner I tell ya!  The album is actually pretty funny!
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2004, 06:40:07 am »
I would guess because it's sort of a retro-hipster thing.

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2004, 06:22:00 pm »
Well, musically it's all Ben, who I love.  Joe Jackson and Henry Rollins are a bonus.... I am admitting it FB, also admitting that I once was a HUGE Star Trek fan  ;D  So this album is hilarious to me, and since it's my show...I play it!  HA!

Spit out  the gum, it doesn't work....   ::)
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2005, 12:28:10 pm »
William Shatner = comedy gold. Be it in music or acting or interviews.
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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2005, 12:35:59 pm »
William Shatner = comedy gold. Be it in music or acting or interviews.

...or TV commericals....

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Re:Why all the Shatner?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2005, 03:55:09 am »
William Shatner = comedy gold. Be it in music or acting or interviews.

Thank you!  It's so true.  The guy is funny as hell.  I recently have found myself hooked on the new show "Boston Legal" in which he stars along side Candice Bergen, James Spader, and Monica Potter.  I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.
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