Leonard Nimoy’s Bilbo Baggins

This is one of those links that’s too wacked-out not to post… Back in the late ’60s, Leonard Nimoy—riding high on his Star Trek fame, I’m sure—released an album of music called “The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy.” My friend Justin in Portland found the album at a thrift store or something, I’ve heard part of it. It’s pretty awful, but the craziest song on it is “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.”

Yes, you read that right.

What possessed him to sing such a song, we’ll probably never know… but what further possessed him to make a video from it—well, it’s really too messed up to think about much.

Oh yeah. Not only do you get to hear the song, you get to watch the video too: The video for “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” (QuickTime).

Update: here’s the YouTube embed:

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