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Old 08-20-09, 11:15 AM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Per Al's recent Blog:
http://www.weirdal.com/blog.htm

Internet Leaks drops on Aug. 25th with the 5th song titled "Ringtones"

Supposedly you will be able to use the "Complete my Album" feature if you've downloaded any of the previous 4 tracks.

The video will premier tomorrow night (Friday) at 10PM on SuperNews on the Current channel. More info here:
http://www.weirdal.com/rtvid.htm

Next album not due out until next year sometime.
Old 08-20-09, 03:20 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

The Essential Weird Al Yankovic 2 CD set comes out October 27th.
Old 08-20-09, 03:46 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by bigjim25
The Essential Weird Al Yankovic 2 CD set comes out October 27th.
My personal essential WA is 75 songs long.
Old 08-21-09, 10:21 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I missed the first 15 min of the show, but I see it is being repeated at 10:30 ... (Channel 107 for Comcast viewers) .. just wish they'd show the entire videos instead of the short clips ...

added: Ringtone was shown near the end, and (sadly) I didn't care for it like the other Internet Leaks tracks ... I had hoped it was a true parody and not an original ... still, Al is God.

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Old 08-22-09, 09:06 AM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

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Kneejerk reaction is that "Ringtone" is by a pretty hefty margin the weakest of all the Internet Leaks tracks. (I really love "CNR" and "Skipper Dan", but I could give or take the other three.)
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That's B-side material right there. Right up there with Waffle King.
Old 08-22-09, 11:39 AM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

That CNR video was awesome! I was a big Al fan back in the early 90's. Haven't listened to him in a while but I still love the guy.

I just watched UHF again the other night. Man, he needed to do more films. That movie is still just as funny after having watched it for the last 15-ish years.
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I dig the song, but for the chorus.
Old 08-22-09, 12:07 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I have to agree that Ringtone is the weakest of the Internet Leaks. Doesn't mean I won't buy it... but still. I was really looking for Al to finish it off strong, and leave us wanting more to build anticipation for the album next year.
Old 08-27-09, 07:45 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

The snippet of "Buddy Holly" cut out of "The Alternative Polka": http://twaud.io/Cz
Old 08-28-09, 09:27 AM
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I liked "Craigslist" and "Skipper Dan" less than "Ringtone", but that's me. I just like the way he sings "Ringtone", it's similar to Queen (specifically "Don't Stop Me Now") and the whole last section (All the nuns and nannies (all the welfare mothers)/All the Pakistanis (all the Wayans brothers!).

"CNR" was the best one though.
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I'm in agreement. Ringtones is like Waffle King.

There aren't really any Weird Al songs I dislike - just some I like less than others. I listen to him every day at work in some way shape or form and have been nearly on the floor with some of his older ones like Traffic Jam, When I Was Your Age, and Midnight Star. The guy's been consistently brilliant for over 25 years.

I'm really looking forward to his next CD. I just hope he can do what he does best and at least get a fresh parody by the time it comes out.
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Tracklist for THE ESSENTIAL WEIRD AL YANKOVIC due 10/27/09

Disc: 1
1. Another One Rides The Bus
2. Polkas On 45
3. Eat It
4. I Lost On Jeopardy
5. Yoda
6. One More Minute
7. Like A Surgeon
8. Dare To Be Stupid
9. Dog Eat Dog
10. Lasagna
11. Melanie
12. Fat
13. UHF
14. The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
15. Trigger Happy
16. Smells Like Nirvana
17. You Don't Love Me Anymore
18. Bedrock Anthem
19. Frank's 2000" TV
20. Jurassic Park
Disc: 2
1. Since You've Been Gone
2. Amish Paradise
3. Gump
4. Everything You Know Is Wrong
5. The Night Santa Went Crazy
6. Your Horoscope For Today
7. It's All About The Pentiums
8. The Saga Begins
9. Albuquerque
10. eBay
11. Bob
12. Hardware Store
13. I'll Sue Ya
14. Canadian Idiot
15. Pancreas
16. Don't Download This Song
17. White & Nerdy
18. Trapped In The Drive-Thru
Old 09-19-09, 03:11 AM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I love that look on his face, its like he's saying "I can't believe I have an 'Essential' album."

Thankfully it includes "Albuquerque", the greatest song ever made.
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My favorite Weird Al song
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S1aHjlYKlk
Old 09-20-09, 12:44 PM
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Eh, I usually buy anything Al but this Essential one I'll be passing on. No Midnight Star, When I Was Your Age, Traffic Jam, Why Does This Always Happen to Me, or Achy Breaky Song? But yet there's weaker ones like Bob, Pancreas, Melanie, Trigger Happy, and Don't Download This Song? I pretty much love everything he does but he has some weak songs in his catalog.. I wonder who compiled this list for them to be included.

Is it also true that a bunch of his albums went out of print in August? Most of the Wiki pages have "Due to low album sales this was discontinued in August 2009".
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Al will be on Jimmy Fallon's show on 10/28.
Old 10-28-09, 01:40 PM
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Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by pinata242
Al will be on Jimmy Fallon's show on 10/28.
...which is tonight.
Old 03-15-10, 02:47 PM
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2010 Tour is shaping up: http://tickets.weirdal.com/
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So...., didn't get a chance to update since we went out of town right afterward, but Aug 29th the wife and I saw him at College of DuPage in the Chicago suburbs.

Always great to see him live, he pours so much energy into the performance. He was walking around the audience for "I Wanna be Ur Lover", and the spotlight was following him around, and when he got kind of close you can see the years catching up to him, but he still gives it his all.

It's getting a little hard to be a fan of his newer stuff though, he opened with one of his polka medleys and the only song I recognized was "Poker Face". Still, it was a mixed crowd of all ages, and everyone seemed to have a great time. The bass player actually fell over something on the stage during "The Saga Begins", but got right back up and kept going.
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We saw him in Orlando at the Hard Rock Live in July. My 2nd time seeing him. What a great show. We were lucky to get 3rd row center; my wife took a fantastic picture of Al grinding on some bemused but excited woman during "I Wanna Be Ur Lover".

Seeing Weird Al live is a no-brainer if you want to see a GREAT show.
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Originally Posted by Hokeyboy
Seeing Weird Al live is a no-brainer if you want to see a GREAT show.
I tell everybody I know the same thing. I've never seen so much energy and excitement in a show. The fact that he dresses the part from his videos is great. You know he loves what he does.
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New album on July 15th.

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While we're appreciatin'

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^^Saw Nice Peter live the other day and it was a really good show! Looking forward to this new album.

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