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December 11, 2004



I don't know about "Has Been," but Shatner is fantastic on Ben Folds's vastly underrated late 90s spoken word solo project "Fear of Pop."


This just reminds me of the Family Guy episode, with the flashback to a rendition of Fiddler on the Roof with Shatner as Tevya (I think)... he's doing a semi-spoken-word version of one of the songs, and then suddenly breaks into a scream:

Khan! Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

.... [sigh]. Good times.

belle waring

ben folds, I dunno. I'm like his dream audience, and at the same time I think he's trying too hard or something. not trying hard enough? wasn't he hooking up with the "my so-called life" chick or was that some other emo-core wusster?


No, that's Ben Lee, who's kind of an Aussie Ben Folds. And they teamed up with another Ben to be The Bens. And Ben Folds is (or was?) married to an Aussie woman, who isn't called Ben, but should be.


The first track on "Has Been" -- a cover of "Common People" with Joe Jackson -- is fantabulous. The rest, not so much. cmas above rightly notes that Fear of Pop is also quality.

Another Damned Medievalist

I liked the Henry Rollins number -- heard it on the radio the other day.

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