Oct
13
2017
3

Weird Al touring next year.

And I am there.

Haven’t bought the tickets yet, because they won’t be on sale for general peons for another week for the venue I’m going to go to (Bethesda, MD).  But as soon as it’s available, I’m signing up.  It should be an absolute hoot; it’s going to be all the old stuff, and none of the props or video screens.  Lots and lots of fun, in other words.

Jun
22
2017
1

Weird Al Yankovic getting star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Also that guy that wrote Hamilton, which is of course nice for Lin-Manuel Miranda and everything. But let’s face it: while they’re probably gonna touch on Miranda in music history classes fifty years from now, he’s not exactly the window into a greater understanding of the last forty years of American popular music that Weird Al Yankovic is. You could do a doctoral thesis on the subject of Yankovic’s ongoing tacit assessment and analysis of musical trends, and probably somebody has.  It might not even be as dull as ditchwater, either.

Moe Lane

PS: I have nothing against Lin-Manuel Miranda as a songwriter. “We Know the Way” was pretty. In fact, I enjoyed the entire Moana soundtrack very much.

Apr
09
2017
3

‘Foil.’

Been watching Secret World Legends YT videos, so time for my character’s theme song:

Foil, Weird Al Yankovic

In my head-canon, a clip from this is her ring-tone.

Mar
03
2017
--

Weird Al puts up a very obscure track…

…(‘Pac-Man’) that will only be available on his collector’s edition that I unfortunately will not be picking up.  Even the $200 bare-bones version is rather rich for my blood.  They’ve extended the ‘guaranteed delivery’ pre-order deadline to March 20th, though, so by all means jump on it.

Feb
20
2017
1

‘Perform This Way’ (Pre- and post-CGI).

This is interesting in its own right: it’s a side-by-side look at what the Weird Al ‘Perform This Way’ video looked like before and after they put all the CGI in.  Turns out they muck about with a lot of stuff, these days.  Not just the faces.

Perform This Way, Weird Al Yankovic

Feb
05
2017
2

‘Dare To Be Stupid.’

Well, I felt like some Devo, and this is probably my favorite Devo song, and I know, I know: that’s me being cruel.

Dare To Be Stupid, Weird Al Yankovic

Jan
21
2017
2

‘Foil.’

I will get a clip of this as a ringtone someday. I swear it.

Foil, Weird Al Yankovic

Jan
12
2017
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@alyankovic Now offering digital remastered mega-box set.

The deadline for preorders is February 28.  All fourteen of Weird Al Yankovic’s previously-released (and now digitally remastered) albums, plus one additional album of “previously unreleased and non-album tracks.”  You can get ’em in either CD or vinyl, because vinyl is well and truly apparently coming back, at least for a while.  Vinyl is still more expensive; then again, the minimum price for getting all the music is going to be $200.

Which makes it a little rich for my blood, especially since I have most of these albums anyway.  Still, this is a very nice deal, what with the remastering and so forth. Check it out…

Dec
05
2016
3

And so @alyankovic wins in the end.

I was showing this video to my kid, because he’s old enough to start getting a proper education, and I realized: Weird Al turned out to be right, after all.  Mark Hamill will have at least two new Star Wars acting credits (decades after the originals), by the time this is all over. And he is an older gentlemen, at this point.  WHO’S LAUGHING NOW, INTERNET?

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