Random links – with a geeky theme, of course.
William Shatner Rocketman – Google Video. Inspirational.
Leonard Nimoy – Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (MZK) – Google Video. Unforgetable.
More from Nimoy and Shatner at Frogstar – Star Trek Fan Page. Outstanding.
Shatner’s rendition of “Rocketman” reminded me of this version, Socketman, written by Unix hackers (available from MDFS::Docs.Humour.Computing.Songs). Unless you’ve been involved with porting code from BSD to SysV (and vice versa) it’s probably lost on you. Still remember the trauma of starting a new job working with SVR3.2 on AT&T 3b2’s, typing “emacs” and it not being there still lives with me.
Also, if you’re up for something really impressive check out Starlords:
Starlords juxtaposes similar pieces of familiar media structures.It experiments with sampling what is normally seen in entirety and in context (the films) and then linking them in time and space to a popular music track normally heard sampled, here played in its entirety. These cultural entities, two of the biggest juggernauts of global propaganda, share similar plots, soundtracks, characters, creatures and actors (Christopher Lee). They have large monetary and business interests as convoluted as the epic digital graphics engines, weaving fantasy worlds of white heroes from humble origins and dark lords with all-encompassing surveillance and power structures.