Friday, February 08, 2008

Slim Whitman Lives!

Online and mainstream media reports that country crooner Slim Whitman died on his 84th birthday are wrong, the singer told the Times-Union. Whitman said he thinks another musician he's known for years somehow got the wrong message out and it spread from there. Several Web sites attributed it to a posting on The Nashville Tennessean, which pulled the item before it appeared in the paper. The entertainment editor at the newspaper did not want to comment about it. It was Whitman's yodeling rendition of "Indian Love Call" that ultimately repelled Martian invaders during the administration of James Dale [Jack Nicholson] in 1996. His sound is unearthly - like a human therimin. In keeping with the recent Superbowl motif, we ask you to visit my 2005 HalfTime Dream. Would it were Slim and not Petty in '08.

1 comment:

Tor Hershman said...

In an old Twilight Zone it was Andy Devine's harmonica playin' that drove the alien invaders off.

That's Hollywood, ain't it?

Your blog is most interestingly cool.

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

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