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Old 07-14-2014, 02:36 PM
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Yankovich, Al Still Being Weird

Weird Al Yankovic gets ‘Tacky’ with Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ « Nerdist

Yes, Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, and Aisha Tyler.
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I didnt even recognize the song being parodied but I'll still give it a thumbs up. When Jack Black pops out I couldnt help but to laugh out loud.

FWIW Wierd Al puts on one he11 of a live show. I'd rank him in the top 5 of everything I have ever been to and thats no short list.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:59 PM
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Love weird Al,,,,used to listen to him on Dr. Demento show when I was a kid.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:16 PM
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I didnt even recognize the song being parodied but I'll still give it a thumbs up. When Jack Black pops out I couldnt help but to laugh out loud.

FWIW Wierd Al puts on one he11 of a live show. I'd rank him in the top 5 of everything I have ever been to and thats no short list.
Plus two. The guy is amazingly talented and skilled at his craft. His lyrics are sometimes better than the original songs.

This cover of Happy is really quite well done, too.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxODzxY6AvI
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:05 AM
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Al is releasing 8 new videos in eight days, that was the first.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:18 PM
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"Word Crimes" is next:
"Weird Al" Parodies Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in "Word Crimes" Video | News | Pitchfork

Excellent. High quality. The internet could learn something from him...

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:25 PM
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Marc Maron did a very nice interview of Al on his WTF podcast.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:16 PM
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I was there buying the CD the day it came out I've been listening to AL for 20+ years now.
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We're huge Weird Al fans in our house. I've seen him twice. Once with some friends and once with the family. He came out afterward and greeted every single fan with personal time including autographs and pictures.
Of course, we were one of the smaller venues, but he is definitely one of the hardest working performers out there.
His stuff is very clever and he has kept the same band members during his whole career.
Al's band is very good at recreating all styles of music.
He is light years above Dr. Demento, but that is clearly where he got his start.
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Saw him Phoenix eating at a Macayos Mexican restaurant.
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Anyone ever seen UHF? It was pretty fantastic.

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Saw him Phoenix eating at a Macayos Mexican restaurant.
Saw him Phoenix. New thing? Got pics?
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Love weird Al,,,,used to listen to him on Dr. Demento show when I was a kid.
I once interviewed a fellow who was working in the remotest oil fields of Saudi Arabia. I asked him how he took the isolation.

He said he could pick up shortwave broadcasts, and the thing he looked forward to the most was the weekly Dr. Demento show.

This would have been in the early 80's.
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