Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by BostonBeaneater » 15 Aug 2017, 12:42pm

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Also, everyone thinks he's Jewish, but he's not!
He invited people he goes to church with to be on the cover of Poodle Hat.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Aug 2017, 12:49pm

If you haven't heard or seen Paul F. Tompkins' Labouring Under Delusions album/show—and you're missing an absolutely fantastic chunk of comedy—he closes with a hilarious encounter with WAY.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2017, 12:57pm

He also went through an incredibly tragic loss of both parents a while back that broke my heart. I was a huge fan as a nerdy kid in the 80s, and I just never want him to be sad.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by JennyB » 15 Aug 2017, 1:02pm

Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 12:57pm
He also went through an incredibly tragic loss of both parents a while back that broke my heart. I was a huge fan as a nerdy kid in the 80s, and I just never want him to be sad.
Oh, god, that was so sad. Wasn't it caused by a closed fireplace floo? So awful.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by BostonBeaneater » 15 Aug 2017, 1:04pm

JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:02pm
Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 12:57pm
He also went through an incredibly tragic loss of both parents a while back that broke my heart. I was a huge fan as a nerdy kid in the 80s, and I just never want him to be sad.
Oh, god, that was so sad. Wasn't it caused by a closed fireplace floo? So awful.
CO2 poisoning. He played a show that night stating than many fans had told him they had turned to his music when they were sad so he thought try the same.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Kory » 15 Aug 2017, 1:05pm

JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 11:00am
Also, everyone thinks he's Jewish, but he's not!
That's right, he's a rastafarian:

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Post by Inder » 15 Aug 2017, 1:05pm

Weird Al is so good and pure. He's the best.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 15 Aug 2017, 1:10pm

I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
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Post by Kory » 15 Aug 2017, 1:12pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
I was with him up until Running with Scissors. now I have no idea what he's doing anymore.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Post by JennyB » 15 Aug 2017, 1:25pm

This is the most recent WAY video in my memory, and it's old:
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by JennyB » 15 Aug 2017, 1:26pm

Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:05pm
JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 11:00am
Also, everyone thinks he's Jewish, but he's not!
That's right, he's a rastafarian:

When that album came out, I was convinced that "Buy me a Condo" was going to be set to the tune of "Send me an Angel." When it wasn't, I found it jarring.

I also wrote to WAY as a kid requesting him to do a parody of "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club called "Mince Meat Pie."
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Kory » 15 Aug 2017, 1:52pm

JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:26pm
Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:05pm
JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 11:00am
Also, everyone thinks he's Jewish, but he's not!
That's right, he's a rastafarian:

When that album came out, I was convinced that "Buy me a Condo" was going to be set to the tune of "Send me an Angel." When it wasn't, I found it jarring.

I also wrote to WAY as a kid requesting him to do a parody of "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club called "Mince Meat Pie."
I remember he said he doesn't take requests, but the only exception was when Madonna asked if was going to do "Like a Surgeon."
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Boogie With Your Children

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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2017, 2:56pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:04pm
JennyB wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:02pm
Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 12:57pm
He also went through an incredibly tragic loss of both parents a while back that broke my heart. I was a huge fan as a nerdy kid in the 80s, and I just never want him to be sad.
Oh, god, that was so sad. Wasn't it caused by a closed fireplace floo? So awful.
CO2 poisoning. He played a show that night stating than many fans had told him they had turned to his music when they were sad so he thought try the same.
It's heartbreaking.
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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Wolter » 15 Aug 2017, 2:57pm

Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
I was with him up until Running with Scissors. now I have no idea what he's doing anymore.
I'm aware of his music after Off the Deep End, but I was Harder Core Than Thou by the next album, which I believe was Alapalooza.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: Weird Al appreciation thread (round)

Post by Kory » 15 Aug 2017, 3:45pm

Wolter wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 2:57pm
Kory wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:12pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Aug 2017, 1:10pm
I once told a music reviewer friend that Weird Al was a barometer for your relationship to popular music. The easier it is for you to identify what he's parodying, the more in tune you are to the mainstream. Hence, by the early 90s, I had a hard time discerning what was being played around with.
I was with him up until Running with Scissors. now I have no idea what he's doing anymore.
I'm aware of his music after Off the Deep End, but I was Harder Core Than Thou by the next album, which I believe was Alapalooza.
That was my starting point too.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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