Live Long and Prosper

Leonard Nimoy's last tweet was nice:

A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP

Some of his perfect moments were preserved, in his appearances on Star Trek and his performances in his lesser-known musical recordings. What really hit me this week was the thought that there will be less and less resonance when I play my favorite for my students.

Not everyone knows that Spock sang "Proud Mary" at a karaoke party on Deep Space Nine.

Okay, "I Walk The Line" might have been a better choice:

It's ironic that William Shatner's performance of "Rocket Man" relied so much on smoking to sell it. Evidently smoking was the main cause of Nimoy's death.