Consilience, part 2

Hot on the heels of his triumph in Dodgeball, William Shatner continues to collaborate with my favorite entertainers -- in this case musicians Ben Folds, Aimee Mann and Joe Jackson.

If you heard Shatner's soliloquy on Ben Folds "In Love" (Fear of Pop, 1998) then you've probably been waiting for their next collaboration. That is, if your head didn't explode right then and there.

The new album is called "Has Been." So far it reminds me of "We Are the World", but smaller, featuring only aging ironic hipsters, for no greater good other than kitsch. Is this how my parents interpreted the Dean Martin roasts?