Saturday, June 22, 2013

Great yodeler Slim Whitman dead at 90, this time for sure

Slim Whitman passed over this week at 90. I like the self-eulogy he came up with in the 90s. Mr. Whitman told The A.P. in 1991 that he wanted to be thought of as “a nice guy” and a good father. “I’d like people to remember me,” he said, “as having a good voice and a clean suit.” OK, Slim!

He has appeared on Moon Traveller Herald before – when rumors of his death circulated in 2008. 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. ("Mars Attacks") His sound is unearthly - like a human Theremin, which I 'omaged in this drawing-construction above.

Slim Whitman, at 90 - NYTimes, Jun 20, 2013
Rumors of Slim -MoonTraveller, Feb, 2013

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