Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Old 06-16-14, 09:22 PM
  #126  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

At Vanguard? I thought about going to that but couldn't convince myself.
pinata242 is offline  
Old 06-16-14, 09:54 PM
  #127  
DVD Talk Legend
 
dsa_shea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 19,587
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
At Vanguard? I thought about going to that but couldn't convince myself.
Yes, and you should have went. The crowd wasn't very big but very into the show. There were some really good crowd performances of some ERB. One young guy delivered Shakespeare's lines word for word and on point.
dsa_shea is offline  
Old 06-17-14, 09:23 PM
  #128  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
UAIOE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: LV-426
Posts: 6,598
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
While we're appreciatin'

Newton would have won had Neil not shown up.
UAIOE is offline  
Old 06-18-14, 10:02 AM
  #129  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BearFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Posts: 8,023
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Cool deal, looking forward to some new Al

BearFan is offline  
Old 06-23-14, 01:33 PM
  #130  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: a mile high, give or take a few feet
Posts: 13,381
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I loved his live show, but don't have any interest in his albums. The few songs I have never get played. I'm glad he's still making music, and hope the best for him, meaning more live concerts.
mndtrp is offline  
Old 06-23-14, 01:36 PM
  #131  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,637
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

^Well then you should be happy. An album usually means touring to support said album.
Obi-Wan Jabroni is offline  
Old 06-25-14, 06:45 PM
  #132  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
PatD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,725
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I met Weird Al last year at one of his concerts. He autographed my CD. He didn't charge anything. A true class act.

Has anyone heard what the track listings are for his newest album?
PatD is offline  
Old 06-25-14, 09:47 PM
  #133  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,637
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Apparently the lead single will be a parody of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy"

Al was caught on video recently backstage at one of her shows asking her permission. Other than that, nothing has leaked that I know of.
Obi-Wan Jabroni is offline  
Old 06-25-14, 09:59 PM
  #134  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 21,431
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by PatD View Post
Has anyone heard what the track listings are for his newest album?
It's possible something will sneak out before then, but the track listing will be up on iTunes on July 1st.
Adam Tyner is online now  
Old 06-29-14, 11:56 AM
  #135  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,637
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

From Al's Facebook:

Originally Posted by "Weird Al" Yankovic
A lot of people have been wondering when I’m going to release the lead single for “Mandatory Fun.” Well, here’s the thing… there IS no “lead single” for my new album. I’ll be releasing 12 “singles” all at once on July 15 – so you can decide for YOURSELF which songs are the hits!

By the way, I’ll have 8 – that’s right, 8 – brand new music videos… and I’ll be world-premiering one every single day for eight days straight, starting on July 14!

Get excited!!!
Obi-Wan Jabroni is offline  
Old 06-29-14, 03:41 PM
  #136  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,159
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by UAIOE View Post
Newton would have won had Neil not shown up.
What's the beef between Nye and Newton? Why must they do battle? This is sort of like The Planet Money guys battling Adam Smith.
Hiro11 is offline  
Old 06-29-14, 03:48 PM
  #137  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,159
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I counted the soldiers. I counted the airplanes. Neither total 27. Disappointed.
Hiro11 is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:11 PM
  #138  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 575
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

This appears to be the tracklisting from Wikipedia (linked to itunes):

"Handy"
"Lame Claim to Fame"
"Foil"
"Sports Song"
"Word Crimes"
"My Own Eyes"
"NOW That's What I Call Polka!"
"Mission Statement"
"Inactive"
"First World Problems"
"Tacky"
"Jackson Park Express"

Any speculation as to paradies based on the titles? Let the guessing begin!!!!
wahlers is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:19 PM
  #139  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I'm calling "Foil" as a "Royals" parody.
pinata242 is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:44 PM
  #140  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,637
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I would guess "Handy" is the suspected Iggy Azalea "Fancy" parody
Obi-Wan Jabroni is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:49 PM
  #141  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 575
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I'm personally hoping that Tacky is a Happy parody.
wahlers is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:50 PM
  #142  
Premium Member
 
The Cow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Grazing in a field somewhere...
Posts: 20,712
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I'd guess "Inactive" to be some parody of "Radioactive"
The Cow is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:53 PM
  #143  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 33,034
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Weird Al posted on social media that there are (will be) 8 videos. I am guessing half of them will probably be animated?

Can't wait to see 'em
TomOpus is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 01:58 PM
  #144  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by TomOpus View Post
Weird Al posted on social media that there are (will be) 8 videos. I am guessing half of them will probably be animated?

Can't wait to see 'em
His videos are almost always as good as his albums.

I can't wait. I wish he was doing a parody of Team instead of Royals (assuming that's what it is).

I'm wondering what song is a parody of a popular 90s group that Patton Oswalt alluded to.
My Other Self is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 02:09 PM
  #145  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Obi-Wan Jabroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,637
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Based on his recent video output, I would expect at least 6 or 7 of the videos to be animated. Last album we only got the one live action video (Perform this Way), but I think there was a video for every track on the album (even the polka medley).

Pretty sure the previous album (Straight Outta Lynwood) only had the one live action video too (White and Nerdy).
Obi-Wan Jabroni is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 02:27 PM
  #146  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Oh, and he's playing
Spoiler:
Hitler
on the season premiere of Drunk History on Comedy Central tomorrow.
pinata242 is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 02:29 PM
  #147  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: San Diego,CA
Posts: 7,924
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Originally Posted by wahlers View Post
This appears to be the tracklisting from Wikipedia (linked to itunes):

"Handy"
"Lame Claim to Fame"
"Foil"
"Sports Song"
"Word Crimes"
"My Own Eyes"
"NOW That's What I Call Polka!"
"Mission Statement"
"Inactive"
"First World Problems"
"Tacky"
"Jackson Park Express"

Any speculation as to paradies based on the titles? Let the guessing begin!!!!
"Handy" = "Happy"
"Tacky" = "Fancy"
"Foil" = "Royals"

Those are the only ones that I can think of.
"NOW That's What I Call Polka!" is probably most likely a mix of popular songs as usual.
VHS? is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 02:31 PM
  #148  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BearFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Posts: 8,023
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

I am thinking Tacky is Happy
BearFan is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 02:35 PM
  #149  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

Nah, I see a "Happy" parody being the lead single. That's "Handy", for sure. Especially with the clapping in the dances I've had the misfortune pleasure of seeing.
pinata242 is offline  
Old 06-30-14, 04:45 PM
  #150  
DVD Talk Reviewer/ Admin
 
Adam Tyner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Greenville, South Cackalack
Posts: 21,431
Re: The Weird Al Yankovic Appreciation Thread

"Word Crimes" = "Blurred Lines"
"Inactive" = "Radioactive"

?
Adam Tyner is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.