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2012-06-11 03:13:57 PM  
This is the best thing ever in the history of things.
 
2012-06-11 03:14:46 PM  
Listen to 37 minutes of Weird Al polka medleys in one sitting
 
2012-06-11 03:21:32 PM  
Listen to 37 minutes of Weird Al polka medleys in one sitting

I'd rather be waterboarded
 
2012-06-11 03:29:11 PM  
I have a playlist on my phone to listen to all of his polka songs back to back to back.
 
2012-06-11 03:32:37 PM  
Listen to 37 minutes of Weird Al polka medleys in one sitting

The hell with my bucket list

/I'd need to be taken off of life support after that
 
2012-06-11 03:33:35 PM  
This.
Is.
AWESOME!

When you are tired of Weird Al, you are tired of life.
 
2012-06-11 03:33:37 PM  
Only if I click the link, subby. Only if I click the link.
 
2012-06-11 03:43:30 PM  
No Bohemian Polka?

Weird Al Calls it a medley even if technically not.

http://www.weirdal.com/parodypolkas.htm


Either way, I'd include it as it was the signature Polka from the album.
 
2012-06-11 03:47:00 PM  
Weird Al is in my top 5 concerts, along with Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS and Rush. He puts on a great show, never slows down, is funny as Hell, and nails it with every song, no concessions where you think to yourself 'Yeah, but he's live, he just can't quite hit that without studio magic', or something like that.

The time I saw Weird Al was far better than Van Halen two weeks ago. What a disappointment THAT was...
 
2012-06-11 03:49:39 PM  
They also forgot the Rolling Stones medley from UHF.
 
2012-06-11 04:06:24 PM  
Weird Al is great in concert. Last concert he was at he actually came out into the audience while singing. Different outfits for almost every song. It was awesome.

//Current Playlist = 143 Items, 8.6 hours of Weird Al without repeating a song
 
2012-06-11 04:07:42 PM  

Osomatic: This is the best thing ever in the history of things.

 
2012-06-11 04:48:06 PM  
Talent, class, humor, and a great attitude in general.

Weird Al is the measure by which other men will be judged.
 
2012-06-11 04:49:00 PM  
I just listened to the entire thing and I loved it. It's a pretty nifty commentary on the evolution of pop music since the early 80's.
 
2012-06-11 04:51:44 PM  

AtomicTwinkie: Weird Al is great in concert. Last concert he was at he actually came out into the audience while singing. Different outfits for almost every song. It was awesome.

//Current Playlist = 143 Items, 8.6 hours of Weird Al without repeating a song


He did that when I saw him too. Great damn show.
 
2012-06-11 04:59:16 PM  

Osomatic: AtomicTwinkie: Weird Al is great in concert. Last concert he was at he actually came out into the audience while singing. Different outfits for almost every song. It was awesome.

//Current Playlist = 143 Items, 8.6 hours of Weird Al without repeating a song

He did that when I saw him too. Great damn show.


At a 2007 show I saw he did "Wanna B Ur Lover" and did a sexy dance, grinding up on a lady in the audience. She was about 80. Everyone had a good time. Especially Grandma.
 
2012-06-11 05:28:08 PM  
His polkas are better than most of his parodies. This is a treat, a fun listen.
 
2012-06-11 05:30:48 PM  
Been to a lot of concerts (I'm old)...by far the best, most professional, and entertaining was Weird Al. Took my kid last year. More than pleasantly surprised. All the multimedia eye candy worked perfectly, the band was incredible. Best of all, Al plopped his behind on the front step of his bus, and gladly signed/took pictures for probably an hour after the show. Class act.
 
2012-06-11 06:19:38 PM  
Medley fails without Polkamon and the Bohemian Rhapsody Polka.
 
2012-06-11 06:34:15 PM  
I also have seen Weird Al live (and been to plenty of shows,) and he is f'n amazing. I've never heard a musician sing so in tune at a live show.
 
2012-06-11 07:26:38 PM  
Just want to add my "His live shows are amazing" to the list. I've seen him twice, and it was one of the few concerts I really enjoyed the whole time.
 
2012-06-11 07:50:12 PM  
Wife wants to bring the kids to a kid friendly concert (4 and 6) Typically this would mean some disney or nick jr backed show. I'd rather not deal with that. So, question for those in the know, think young kids would make it through a Weird Al show before going nuts?
 
2012-06-11 07:58:45 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Wife wants to bring the kids to a kid friendly concert (4 and 6) Typically this would mean some disney or nick jr backed show. I'd rather not deal with that. So, question for those in the know, think young kids would make it through a Weird Al show before going nuts?


Slip a little LSD into their Capri Suns and they'll enjoy the show.
 
2012-06-11 08:41:18 PM  
Watched Weird Al perform live a couple of times. First, I was amazed at how fervent his fan base is; bands like Van Halen and U2 might have a wider range of casual fans, but everyone at a Weird Al concert is a true believer. (In a good way, though.)

Then I was amazed at how physically exhausting the show must have been. He dressed as a 300 pound Michael Jackson, the late Kurt Cobain, Prince in a purple suit, a pizza delivery guy, a Jedi, Mark Knopfler in a headband, a surgeon in scrubs, and a member of Devo in a plastic yellow jumpsuit. And others. In two hours. That's a hell of a lot of work for a man pushing fifty. If he needed a little extra time, he threw up some of his short films on the big screen, like Gandhi II and 40% Chance of Rain. Family friendly yes, and definitely worth the ticket price. (It IS a rock concert, though; you might want to consider earplugs for young 'uns.)

He's produced consistently good albums for his entire career, worked with more different kinds of music than anyone else with that many gold records, his band has had the same lineup for thirty years, and he may well be the only performer in the world who can send an audience into pandemonium by whipping out an accordion. That's all pretty rare for a rock band.

I once made a playlist of all the songs he's made parodies of. It's like a master class in the last 30 years of popular music trends.
 
2012-06-11 08:55:58 PM  
Al rules. I have more albums from him than any three other groups.

I know he gets permission for all his parodies despite not technically needing it; does he need/get permission for all the songs in the polkas?

Has anyone less lazy than me counted how many different songs these medleys cover?
 
2012-06-11 09:26:06 PM  

Jack of All Games: ; does he need/get permission for all the songs in the polkas?


Nope he doesn't need it, as for getting it, I doubt it since he's just doing straight covers of the songs.
 
2012-06-11 09:59:48 PM  
I needed a laugh today. Thanks Subby!
 
2012-06-11 10:42:39 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Osomatic: AtomicTwinkie: Weird Al is great in concert. Last concert he was at he actually came out into the audience while singing. Different outfits for almost every song. It was awesome.

//Current Playlist = 143 Items, 8.6 hours of Weird Al without repeating a song

He did that when I saw him too. Great damn show.

At a 2007 show I saw he did "Wanna B Ur Lover" and did a sexy dance, grinding up on a lady in the audience. She was about 80. Everyone had a good time. Especially Grandma.


Man, I missed my chance for that. I got front row tix, but switched with my brother in law so I could sit next to my sister. So then Al comes down and puts his leg on the shoulder of the woman next to him.

/regrets, I've had a few
//but hey, doesn't matter, had polka
 
2012-06-11 10:45:09 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Wife wants to bring the kids to a kid friendly concert (4 and 6) Typically this would mean some disney or nick jr backed show. I'd rather not deal with that. So, question for those in the know, think young kids would make it through a Weird Al show before going nuts?


Ear covers and sunglasses. Don't get too close to the speakers. Get an outdoor venue if you can.
 
2012-06-11 10:47:47 PM  
Check.
 
2012-06-11 10:55:37 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Osomatic: AtomicTwinkie: Weird Al is great in concert. Last concert he was at he actually came out into the audience while singing. Different outfits for almost every song. It was awesome.

//Current Playlist = 143 Items, 8.6 hours of Weird Al without repeating a song

He did that when I saw him too. Great damn show.

At a 2007 show I saw he did "Wanna B Ur Lover" and did a sexy dance, grinding up on a lady in the audience. She was about 80. Everyone had a good time. Especially Grandma.


He almost fell on me while stepping on chair arms and backs doing this last time i saw him. It would have been a concert-going highlight for me.

//all i got
 
2012-06-11 11:22:05 PM  
I want to know how he gets his hair dry so fast after that song.
 
2012-06-11 11:49:00 PM  
I finally get to see him this summer, and for FREE!
 
2012-06-12 12:00:34 AM  

peasandcarrots: That's a hell of a lot of work for a man pushing fifty.


My obligation for today to make everyone feel as old as possible will take the form of reminding you that Al is well past the point of "pushing" 50.

Although I don't listen to his music as fervently as I used to, I agree with every bit of praise for his live act (four times) and generosity in meeting the fans.
 
2012-06-12 12:04:02 AM  
I remember hearing some of these for the first time, and to this day I still remember blowing a mouthful of pizza out my mouth listening to the polka version of Nine Inch Nails singing "I want to fark you like an animal"
 
2012-06-12 01:07:29 AM  
Are you kidding? It was the only thing on my bucket list. Thanks!

/shoots self in the head
 
2012-06-12 01:14:38 AM  
Al's story was the only standout on VH1's "Behind the Music". Everyone else rose and fell in exactly the same way. I'd work out the function but I'm too lazy and don't care.
 
2012-06-12 04:02:48 AM  
that was AWESOME. didn't think i could get through it all, but god that was amazing. Such a good and clever musician. We need more people like him just having fun and giving the world a good time instead of musical sellouts like 90% of the radio plays.
 
2012-06-12 08:19:43 AM  
For the completists:
Polkamon
Bohemian Polka
 
2012-06-12 08:46:49 AM  

timharrod: For the completists:


The Hot Rocks Polka
 
2012-06-12 10:13:27 AM  
Just as amazing to me is that he's had those same 3 guys in his band since day 1.
 
2012-06-12 04:43:47 PM  
Al proves that every song in the world is, in reality, a polka tune
 
2012-06-12 06:13:35 PM  

hamdingers: Just as amazing to me is that he's had those same 3 guys in his band since day 1.


I would imagine that the band has as much fun as he does.

I would also hazard a guess and say that not many bands have a following like Weird Al does. Nor are there many who deserve it
 
2012-06-13 12:25:59 PM  
Drum Solo!
 
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