- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Click first, and thank me later: The inimitable William Shatner, sing-speaking, as only he can, a song called “Taxi” on the Dinah Shore show.

A friend has also unearthed from the increasingly indispensable Web site YouTube.com a selection of other Shatner-ific performances, including his unforgettable take on Elton John’s “Rocket Man.” See here.

For those who consider Shatner’s musical forays a joke, if an enjoyable one, I offer you the words of singer-songwriter Ben Folds, who produced and arranged Shatner’s 2004 excellent LP “Has Been“: “If I knew of lots of artists whose voices commanded attention on the first syllable and were readily identifiable upon uttering the next, I’d write songs for other people and drop everything else.”

Now don’t just stand there, kid. Bust a move!

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