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(TMZ)   Here's something to make you feel a little better today, what with the government shutdown and all: Weird Al Yankovic announces he's planning a new album   (tmz.com) divider line 83
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2013-10-01 08:03:35 AM
Well that is good news.
 
2013-10-01 08:08:59 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well that is good news.

 
2013-10-01 08:09:14 AM
That's so exciting, I think I'll have a drink...

FROM THE FIIIIIIIIIRE HOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
 
2013-10-01 08:36:24 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well that is good news.


This is something we can all agree on.

/kumbaya
 
2013-10-01 08:44:01 AM
Is it about food?
 
2013-10-01 09:33:14 AM

FirstNationalBastard: That's so exciting, I think I'll have a drink...

FROM THE FIIIIIIIIIRE HOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEEEEE!!!!!!


Little known fact: I was in that movie. Meet Al and everything. Really cool guy
 
2013-10-01 09:58:10 AM
This news makes me want to go for a two-hour piggyback ride.
 
2013-10-01 10:01:17 AM
I thought he retired???
Oh yeah, that's right...he's actually a musician.
 
2013-10-01 10:04:56 AM
Sure is TMZ in here today.
 
2013-10-01 10:15:47 AM
If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.
 
2013-10-01 10:18:08 AM
Pop music for people who don't like pop music
 
2013-10-01 10:21:39 AM

Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al like things I don't you are an idiot .


Fixed that for ya!
 
2013-10-01 10:27:06 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: FirstNationalBastard: That's so exciting, I think I'll have a drink...

FROM THE FIIIIIIIIIRE HOOOOOOOOOSSSSEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Little known fact: I was in that movie. Meet Al and everything. Really cool guy


were you the blind guy with the rubik's cube/
 
2013-10-01 10:27:24 AM
I'm going to see Weird Al in a couple weeks.  Looking forward to it.
 
2013-10-01 10:27:40 AM
He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life.
 
2013-10-01 10:27:43 AM

Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.


thanks for your input, debby downer.
 
2013-10-01 10:27:45 AM

Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.


And video games are for children! And this rock and roll thing is just a fad! Go cut me a switch!
 
2013-10-01 10:28:17 AM

Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.


5/10, might get a few bites
 
2013-10-01 10:28:33 AM

arcas: I'm going to see Weird Al in a couple weeks.  Looking forward to it.


I'm patiently waiting  last time I saw him, I got an awesome picture that I want to print and have him sign.
 
2013-10-01 10:29:08 AM
I don't feel bad about the govt shutdown.
Sorry, I just don't.
 
2013-10-01 10:33:43 AM
Subby, stop shutdown-whoring the headline.
 
2013-10-01 10:39:55 AM
And we know it's true because it's on TMZ!

/Really? I was the first?
 
2013-10-01 10:44:07 AM
We were waiting for you, BKITU.
 
2013-10-01 10:45:21 AM
Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.
 
2013-10-01 10:58:34 AM
Cool.
 
2013-10-01 11:13:45 AM

Alphax: Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.


Then take a little time and listen to newer shiat once in a while.

Get off your own lawn and other such things.
 
2013-10-01 11:15:09 AM
So much for that last one actually being his last, I guess.

Which is not to say that I object in the slightest.
 
2013-10-01 11:16:25 AM

rogue49: I thought he retired???
Oh yeah, that's right...he's actually a musician.


In fairness, he said his next album would probably be his last, he said his back on June 2013 and I don't believe an album has come out since that date...  http://www.uproxx.com/music/2013/06/weird-al-yankovic-says-his-next-a l bum-will-be-his-last/
 
2013-10-01 11:16:48 AM

Millennium: So much for that last one actually being his last, I guess.

Which is not to say that I object in the slightest.


Well he said he didn;t see himself putting out an actual CD, not "I AM DONE MAKING MUSIC KTHXBYE".
 
2013-10-01 11:18:32 AM

KellyX: rogue49: I thought he retired???
Oh yeah, that's right...he's actually a musician.

In fairness, he said his next album would probably be his last, he said his back on June 2013 and I don't believe an album has come out since that date...  http://www.uproxx.com/music/2013/06/weird-al-yankovic-says-his-next-a l bum-will-be-his-last/


Quoting the quote from the link:

"I have one more album on my contract, and I'm looking forward to doing more digital distribution," Yankovic says in a call from his Los Angeles home. "Because I think, particularly with what I have to do, I need to be as immediate as possible, and that means getting my material out quickly...So, I don't even know after this next CD if I'll be doing any kind of traditional releases anymore because it seems like everything I do is geared more toward being online and being immediate. And I'm doing my best to figure out a way to do that."

Do ya'll actually read this stuff? I mean, the words form sentences that convey meanings and EVERYTHING!
 
2013-10-01 11:21:22 AM

Millennium: So much for that last one actually being his last, I guess.

Which is not to say that I object in the slightest.


It's a reunion
 
2013-10-01 11:22:56 AM
Why should I need cheering up because some "non-essential" government workers are being furloughed?

/Seriously, it's a close race in terms of which has more overblown media coverage, the Breaking Bad finale or this alleged "shutdown"
 
2013-10-01 11:33:49 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: Alphax: Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.

Then take a little time and listen to newer shiat once in a while.

Get off your own lawn and other such things.


Oh, I listen to new music all the time.. but it's not 'pop'.
 
2013-10-01 11:35:28 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Why should I need cheering up because some "non-essential" government workers are being furloughed?

/Seriously, it's a close race in terms of which has more overblown media coverage, the Breaking Bad finale or this alleged "shutdown"


Millions of people thrown out of work because of a handful of insane people.. and that's not important?
 
2013-10-01 11:37:45 AM

Alphax: Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.


There are no original pop songs anymore.
 
2013-10-01 11:39:54 AM

Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.


i.imgur.com

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.
 
2013-10-01 11:44:33 AM

Alphax: Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.


Same here.  But fortunately, some of his parodies are funny on their own merits, without having to know the original.  As a youngster, I loved "Dare to Be Stupid" long before I knew what a "Devo" is, and I still don't know what the original song was that he used to make "I Lost on Jeopardy" (yeah, I could look it up, but that'd be a minute out of my day that could be spent arguing with people in Fark threads).
 
2013-10-01 11:47:43 AM

Son of Thunder: , and I still don't know what the original song was that he used to make "I Lost on Jeopardy" (yeah, I could look it up, but that'd be a minute out of my day that could be spent arguing with people in Fark threads).


That would be Jeopardy.
 
2013-10-01 11:48:48 AM

Zombie Eater: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.


There's no way to parody techno, dubstep, or whatever the crap that Skrillex puts out is called.  Unless you want to go real highbrow and do a John Cage on them.
 
2013-10-01 11:50:08 AM

ManateeGag: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

thanks for your input, debby downer.


Dammit!

img.fark.net

IE! Not Y!

/moronic pet peeve
 
2013-10-01 11:51:25 AM

FrancoFile: Zombie Eater: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.

There's no way to parody techno, dubstep, or whatever the crap that Skrillex puts out is called.  Unless you want to go real highbrow and do a John Cage on them.


That's what his "Polka Your Eyes Out" compilation songs are for. Songs that are otherwise hard to parody just sound ridiculous when put to polka.
 
2013-10-01 11:51:41 AM

Son of Thunder: Alphax: Problem with his parodies of pop music nowadays, I don't know the original songs anymore.

Same here.  But fortunately, some of his parodies are funny on their own merits, without having to know the original.  As a youngster, I loved "Dare to Be Stupid" long before I knew what a "Devo" is, and I still don't know what the original song was that he used to make "I Lost on Jeopardy" (yeah, I could look it up, but that'd be a minute out of my day that could be spent arguing with people in Fark threads).


Our Love's in Jeopardy
 
2013-10-01 11:53:21 AM

akula: FrancoFile: Zombie Eater: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.

There's no way to parody techno, dubstep, or whatever the crap that Skrillex puts out is called.  Unless you want to go real highbrow and do a John Cage on them.

That's what his "Polka Your Eyes Out" compilation songs are for. Songs that are otherwise hard to parody just sound ridiculous when put to polka.


This is one time I hope he skips the medley.
 
2013-10-01 11:54:04 AM
We are a 3-generation Weird Al family, with my dad introducing me to Weird Al and Dr. Demento when I was 12 and him also buying my daughter her first CD (Running with Scissors) when she was 6.  And we have been to see him 3 times.
 
2013-10-01 11:55:09 AM

Zombie Eater: akula: FrancoFile: Zombie Eater: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.

There's no way to parody techno, dubstep, or whatever the crap that Skrillex puts out is called.  Unless you want to go real highbrow and do a John Cage on them.

That's what his "Polka Your Eyes Out" compilation songs are for. Songs that are otherwise hard to parody just sound ridiculous when put to polka.

This is one time I hope he skips the medley.


'Angry White Guy Polka' in (wow, that long ago?) 2003 was pretty good.
 
2013-10-01 11:56:08 AM

FrancoFile: Zombie Eater: Actual Farking: If you're over 10 years old and still enjoy Weird Al you are an idiot.

[i.imgur.com image 300x168]

I love Al, but modern music pretty much parodies itself and is boring as fark.  I don't know how he's going to pull it off.

There's no way to parody techno, dubstep, or whatever the crap that Skrillex puts out is called.  Unless you want to go real highbrow and do a John Cage on them.


Link
Link
 
2013-10-01 12:02:32 PM
I like Weird Al, but if he is going to be parodying new music, I'm not going to recognize any of them anymore...

/got old, off my lawn...
//still listen to new music, but nothing in the top 100
 
2013-10-01 12:06:17 PM

SundaesChild: And we have been to see him 3 times.


I've seen him twice. I wanted to go to the show last time he was through here, but my wife's work schedule bunged it all up.

He's a great live show.
 
2013-10-01 12:06:18 PM

0x1a4: I like Weird Al, but if he is going to be parodying new music, I'm not going to recognize any of them anymore...

/got old, off my lawn...
//still listen to new music, but nothing in the top 100


Maybe he'll put the glasses back on and use a bunch of bands we've never heard of.
 
2013-10-01 12:17:44 PM

FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE WEIRD AL'S POLKAS:


Someone made a 37-min sequence covering ~28 years.

"Polkattack!" - Weird Al Yankovic's polka medleys from 1984-2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDzPyS76Gbc
 
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