Oh, this is a story 'bout a guy named Al, and he lived in a sewer with his hamster pal. But the sanitation workers really didn't approve, so he packed up his accordion and had to move to a city in Ohio where he lived in a tree, and he worked in a nasal decongestant factory, and he played on the company bowling team, and every single night he had a strange recurring dream where he was wearing lederhosen in a vat of sour cream. But that's really not important to the story.
Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her [...]
The best part about Weird Al's "Another Tattoo," a parody of B.O.B. ft. Bruno Mars' "Nothin' On You," is how your children and your children's children will mistake it for the real thing until they are in ninth grade and realize with an icy swell of horror that they have been singing the Weird Al lyrics out loud, in front of their friends, this whole time. At least the video is cool. Augenblick Studios is behind the delightful animation, which is like getting a visual sneak peek at your high school reunion.
Weird Al has received the New York Times profile treatment as part of the lead up to his new album, Alpocalypse. It's a nice refresher about what the accordioned one has been up to in the five years since his last record dropped.
Huzzah! Looks like I won't have to burn my Lady Gaga CDs (just kidding. Do they even still make CDs?) because Weird Al's Lady Gaga parody was approved by Mother Monster herself. As Al explained on his blog yesterday, "Apparently the fact that she didn’t approve it was news to Lady Gaga herself! Gaga’s manager has now admitted that he never forwarded my parody to Gaga – she had no idea at all." Cut to Gaga's now-ex-manager sprinting through the forest with a thirty-minute head start.
This past weekend, Alfred Matthew Yankovic, better known as “Weird Al” Yankovic, appeared at All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas, which is to music nerds what the Borscht Belt once was to comedy fans. He was handpicked to perform by curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a band so loved that no one every called them out on naming one of their albums Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven. This ultimately begs the question: is Weird Al cool again?
The most important part of that sentence is “again.” From 1988-1999, Weird Al could do no wrong. During that time, he released Even Worse, UHF, Off the Deep End, [...]