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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
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2013-10-01 12:21:59 PM  

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


One of the best concerts I ever went to, he was entertaining, and it was a lot of fun. I'd go see him again if he came through town.

Hell, it was better than the train wreck called "Van Halen" that I went to last year.
 
2013-10-01 12:24:04 PM  

BKITU: And we know it's true because it's on TMZ!

/Really? I was the first?


I just wish subby would have found a better site,. Farking TMZ is a pile of feces.
 
2013-10-01 12:25:37 PM  

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


8/10,impressive
 
2013-10-01 12:31:45 PM  

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.


eh, but his versions are better.


especially the polka medleys
 
2013-10-01 12:46:10 PM  
Angry White Boy Polka and Alternative Polka are two of my all time favourites.

Especially since all I can hear in my head with NIN's "Closer" playing is the polka version.
 
2013-10-01 12:57:37 PM  

BKITU: And we know it's true because it's on TMZ!

/Really? I was the first?


Actually, those of us who pay attention to interviews/his web site/the forum knew this months ago...He was just waiting for the tour to be almost over to hit the studio, but stuff's already been written.
 
2013-10-01 01:01:02 PM  
Didn't mean to sound snarky. By the time I read it, I'd already hit post. But we DID know...:)
 
2013-10-01 01:01:06 PM  
That's it, i give up putting effort into headlines i submit. From now on i'll just be stating the obvious and adding nothing.
 
2013-10-01 01:01:26 PM  

ManateeGag: were you the blind guy with the rubik's cube/


I wish!

No, nothing as glorious as that. I was just in a crowd shot. During the fund raiser at the end of the movie. It was filmed near where I lived and they put a spot in the newspaper for unpaid extras.
 
2013-10-01 01:04:15 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Well that is good news.


But he's also said elsewhere that it's going to be his last, sadly

But he had a good long run, and was always an under appareciated musician.   I saw the Ramones on their farewell tour, David bowie from 25ft away in a smoky nightclub, George Clinton back in the day, Chuck Brown and  Johnny Cash at the 9:30 club David Bowie doing duets with Trent Reznor in a giant arena show, and musically Weird Al's show still ranks as one of the best I've ever seen.   That man plays a mean guitar when he wants to
 
2013-10-01 01:28:35 PM  

Magorn: But he's also said elsewhere that it's going to be his last, sadly


No. He didn;t.
 
2013-10-01 01:31:32 PM  

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

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


His last one was his last one. It just wasn't his final one.
 
2013-10-01 01:34:38 PM  
He didn't say it's his last album dudes, he said it was his last album he was releasing through traditional distribution channels. Al's going digital after this.

http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/6/3/weird-a l- to-retire-well-not-really.html
 
2013-10-01 02:12:42 PM  
No talk of possible parodies? Please do one of Blurred Lines...
 
2013-10-01 02:23:25 PM  
1986 called and it's really excited
 
2013-10-01 02:26:31 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: 1986 called and it's really excited


It should be. It has UHF and about 6 other great albums to look forward to in it's future!
 
2013-10-01 03:03:36 PM  

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


Saw him for the first time at the begining of August.  wish i'd gone and done that a lot sooner, great show.
 
2013-10-01 03:41:16 PM  

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


Tulsa? Me, too.
 
2013-10-01 03:43:24 PM  

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

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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.


BLASPHEMY
 
2013-10-01 03:51:26 PM  

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

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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.

BLASPHEMY


THAT.
 
2013-10-01 04:37:42 PM  
Hope he plays near me again.  One of the best live acts I've ever seen.  His band is incredible, constant costume changes for Al, and he puts a ton of effort into the performance.
 
2013-10-01 05:03:23 PM  

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


Makes it possible to share my love of Al with my kids, it is worth it.
 
2013-10-01 05:13:51 PM  
Gave daughter no 2 open slather to pick her first concert, said I'd go with her. Dread filled my soul. The one of those shining moments came, that confirm your parenting style and leave you feeling bathed in glory for one brief moment of utter joy.

She picked Weird Al.

And yes, it was all it was meant to be, the stuff of dreams, magic and wonder. And some spifftacular musical ability demonstrated too. Wonderful memory:)
 
2013-10-01 05:31:40 PM  
I am headed to the portland, me show at the state, haven't seen him in probably 15 years
 
2013-10-01 06:28:13 PM  
I want to have Weird Al's babies.
 
2013-10-01 07:38:34 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: 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


It's full of stars!
 
2013-10-01 08:27:41 PM  

bigheadface: 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


Whenever that song comes on, I find myself reciting Don Pardo's part during the music break in the middle.
 
2013-10-01 09:33:31 PM  

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


You should, he puts on a great show. Even the guy sitting next to us who knew every single word and sang along couldn't ruin it.
 
2013-10-01 10:21:28 PM  
I admit I don't know all the songs he is parodying anymore, which means when I do hear the original song later, I still hear his lyrics in my head.  It has made some of the songs tolerable.
 
2013-10-01 10:40:32 PM  

lack of warmth: I admit I don't know all the songs he is parodying anymore, which means when I do hear the original song later, I still hear his lyrics in my head.  It has made some of the songs tolerable.


Same here.  I hear Al's parody before hearing the original nowadays.  That said, I really hope he parodies Kanye's "Blood on the Leaves" on his next album.  Maybe get Tress MacNeille for the "Strange Fruit" part.
 
2013-10-01 10:59:05 PM  
Planes falling from the sky, people dying in the streets. Tuesday was like any Saturday morning... and the press is reporting a new polka album? Next well have cats and dogs living together....
 
2013-10-01 11:55:39 PM  
Can we just appoint Weird Al king until Congress has been properly fumigated?
 
2013-10-02 12:29:38 AM  

lack of warmth: I admit I don't know all the songs he is parodying anymore, which means when I do hear the original song later, I still hear his lyrics in my head.  It has made some of the songs tolerable.


I did download and hear 'You're Pitiful', before I heard the original 'You're Beautiful'.  The former is much better.
 
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