Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation and News Thread

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  1. JohnS

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    Weird Al Yankovic just recently released a new single to help promote his new CD in 2010. Al will be releasing three more singles throughout the summer.
    All four singles are called "Internet Leaks"
    The first single is called "Graigslist"
    Original song but is done in The Doors style
    and even even used original Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek
    There is even a music video of Graigslist.
    In a Psychodelic theme and Al parodying Jim Morrison
    The video for "Craigslist" was shot by Al's friend Liam Lynch, director of "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" and "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic."
    "Craigslist" and the music video is available on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, Zune, Walmart and all other digital retailers.
    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...(Like I did)
    Weird Al released another single back in October.
    "Whatever You Like"
    That parodies T.I.'s song "Whatever You Like"
    A great song that even in a harsh economy, Al will give his girlfriend whatever she wants. Even if it is dinner at Mickey D's.
    Whatever You Like is also availible on Itunes.
    SIDENOTE:
    Here's hoping Weird Al pays a little tribute somewhere on the CD about Michael Jackson. Since Jackson did allow Al to parody two of his songs. Or else we wouldn't have two great songs of his, "Eat It!" and "I'm Fat"
     
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    Not to mention two classic parody videos. :)
     
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    I suspect one of the other songs to be released this summer will tie-in to his "Weird-Al's Brain in 3-D" attraction at the 2009 Orange County Super Fair in Costa Mesa, CA from July 10 - Aug 9 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays).
     
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    Car crashes and dancing indians. Gotta love it.
     
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    A fitting tribute would be making a polka medley of MJ songs.
     
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    The first two videos are instant classics. Here's hopin' for the next six!

    Interesting trivia note: I had no idea what Word Crimes was parodying until afterward when I looked it up. :)
     
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    I watched "tacky" yesterday and loved it. Still haven't seen the original "Happy" music video to see how well it parodies it.I just now watch "Word Crimes" I've only head of Thicke's song blurred lines once, gonna have to listen to that again. Weird Al was on The View today. I DVR'd it and gonna check that out. I'm excited to have Weird Al back.I saw him live last year and it was fantastic.I really hope this isn't his last album.
     
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    With John's permission I have changed the title of this thread to be the general news and appreciation thread for Weird Al. Thanks JohnS!
     
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    The video for Foil had me almost falling out of my chair when it made the unsuspecting turn on conspiracies.

    Tacky is interesting in that it is all one camera take. I wonder how many times they had to shoot it?

    Word Crimes is a funny statement on how proper grammar seems to be deteriorating thanks to texting.

    Liking the new CD very much, but realizing I must be getting old since, with the exception of Tacky, I don't know what songs are parodies and which are originals without reading the liner notes.
     
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    I suspect it won't be, but more likely his last to be released on physical media (CD/vinyl). And that's a shame, because I always enjoyed reading his liner notes and lyrics.
     
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    He released "Handy" a parody of Iggy's "Fancy" which I have no freakin clue who she was, her song or music video. So I went to you tube to see that Fancy makes an omage to the movie Clueless.Weird Al does his version of Handy dressed as Schnider from One Day at a Time.His video his hilarious.
     
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    I've heard Iggy come up, and sorta recognized the song. Her Clueless homage is pretty cool, but Yankovic takes it home.
     
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    I've heard Al toy with the idea of a UHF 2.I think it would be funny if it was titled UHF 2: Deep Cable. Run his own deep cable station.
     
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