Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Bravest Little Hobbit of Them All Edition
Oh. My. Gosh. How did I miss it? Why did no one tell me that Sept. 21 was the anniversary of The Hobbit? How did it slip by me? No matter. Today I shall make up for it.
In case you were wondering, you’ve stumbled upon the latest edition of Awesome Sauce Music Friday.
This really is the Year of the Hobbit. Last week the book turned 75 and Peter Jackson’s inexplicable trio of Hobbit films kicks off in December. To celebrate, I offer you this truly bizarre video for The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Performed by Leonard Nimoy. Yep. That Leonard Nimoy. Both the video and song scream 1960s, which, if this YouTube clip is any indication, must have been a baller time filled with lots of hallucinogenic drugs.
But don’t do drugs, kids. You might end up in a weird video with Leonard Nimoy.
That’s not to say that I don’t really like the song, because I do. It’s a song you can’t help but bob your head to. Plus, if anyone deserves a ballad in his name, it’s Bilbo Baggins. So celebrate the Year of the Hobbit, and have a great Friday!
(via The Mary Sue)
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