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Title: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 10, 2006, 11:52:19 am
http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002950558&imw=Y

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e1/Soli4.jpg)

You can preorder here: http://www.weirdal.com/sol.htm
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: PatMan33 on August 10, 2006, 11:53:24 am
.....

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(http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/8729/rewinnercropzz1.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: HolsteinCow on August 10, 2006, 08:55:28 pm
straight outta lakeside park is better
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Fink on August 15, 2006, 09:43:00 pm
Wow, he's still around?

Hope he is as funny as he used to be
Title: Don't Download This Song!
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 23, 2006, 08:06:58 pm
http://music.download.com/weirdalyankovic/3600-10607_32-100948958.html?tag=fea_txt

 ;)
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: gec05 on August 26, 2006, 07:01:19 pm
Don't download this song... (http://musicmovies.ign.com/music/audio/article/727/727108/DDTS.mp3) :)
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: 762 on August 26, 2006, 09:22:56 pm
Don't download this song... (http://musicmovies.ign.com/music/audio/article/727/727108/DDTS.mp3) :)

He he... That was good.The lyrics (http://community.livejournal.com/weird_al/172702.html#cutid1) were a bitch to find, though.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 29, 2006, 09:05:34 am
The Video:
http://www.dontdownloadthissong.com/

I don't think this one will get too much MTV time.   :P

Why doesn't the link work?

TOP:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dontdownloadthissong
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: huggkruka on August 30, 2006, 04:13:30 am
Haha, that song rules. MC Lars made something similar(called Download this Song, with old Iggy Pop samplings :-\) but this is so much better. Video rocks as well.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Fink on August 30, 2006, 06:56:30 pm
Here's anouther song that he can't put on the CD

 YOU'RE PITIFUL! (http://media.thechrispirilloshow.com/mp3/yourepitiful.mp3)
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Daxx on August 31, 2006, 02:51:42 am
Here's anouther song that he can't put on the CD

 YOU'RE PITIFUL! (http://media.thechrispirilloshow.com/mp3/yourepitiful.mp3)

Well, he could, but he doesn't want to because Atlantic are kicking up a fuss.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Talkc on September 06, 2006, 09:39:33 pm
After Running With Scissors and Poodle Hat I am kind of excited for a new Weird Al album. It will be yet another in my very complete collection.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 16, 2006, 07:14:38 am
Go here (http://www.myspace.com/weirdal) to listen to White and Nerdy.

A lot of that song hits close to home.   ;D

WORLD PREMIERE!
THE VIDEO FOR "WHITE & NERDY" WILL DEBUT ON AOL.COM THIS MONDAY NIGHT AT
9PM PACIFIC TIME, MIDNIGHT EASTERN!


That's Sept. 18 for those that don't now what today is.



Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Talkc on September 16, 2006, 01:11:48 pm
I would so watch that.... but I am so against AOL that I couldnt bring myself to their dot come if I wanted to.

Its a sad loss for me. 
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Cobra on September 17, 2006, 11:31:52 pm
wait 10 minute later it will end up on you tube.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Cool AN on September 20, 2006, 11:25:00 am
http://www.zombalabelgroup.com/whiteandnerdy/ecardlaunch.html

I preordered the CD, as well as his entire back libary, besides the ones I have (Poodle Hat and Bad Hair Day). It is pretty expensive since I have to import but it is defiantly worth it.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Talkc on September 20, 2006, 01:01:06 pm
The White and Nerdy video was hysterical. I have to say... I pretty much believe the song might actually be better than All About The Pentiums. Its definetly on the same quality level.

And it bears the truth. For instance... my fave MC ... is in fact... MC Escher.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Fink on September 20, 2006, 01:16:17 pm
wait 10 minute later it will end up on you tube.

Well... you're right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw

The VG cats guy posted it, so I came here to repost it.  :P

Good video
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Cool AN on September 20, 2006, 01:40:11 pm
Lynwood might be one of Al's best albums yet.

Of course, Al can only improve to even think, nay imagine, that he could be, dare I say, bad, is unthinkable. The universe would simply implode.
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 20, 2006, 10:22:33 pm
 *SPOILER*

The part where he bought the Star Wars Holiday Special made me laugh so hard I nearly lost control of my bodily functions.
I was thinking, wtf is going to be in that bag?  Perfect. 
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Fink on September 21, 2006, 09:37:17 am
*SPOILER*

The part where he bought the Star Wars Holiday Special made me laugh so hard I nearly lost control of my bodily functions.
I was thinking, wtf is going to be in that bag?  Perfect. 

 *SPOILER*

Yeah, that was really funny. I've seen that horrable, horrable thing
Title: Re: Weird Al: Straight Outta Lynwood
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 27, 2006, 12:43:22 pm
http://www.myspace.com/weirdal

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Monday, September 18, 2006

  Premiere cancelled

I'm very sorry to say that the AOL "First View" Premiere of the "White & Nerdy" video has been cancelled.

Apparently, the video has already leaked online, and AOL doesn't feel comfortable doing a "World Premiere" promotion for a video that a number of people have seen already. (I can understand songs leaking, but a video? How'd THAT happen?)

Anyway, it's really a bummer... it would have been great promotion for the album... but hey, life goes on.

So...

I'll be uploading the video to this page shortly. Tell your friends!

Apperantly, it got on youtube twenty hours before AOL.  Old news, but funny.

After Tuesday I'm turning this thread into the Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread, because technically that's what it already is.   ;)

Done.

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THE ALBUM IS IN STORES!

I don't know if you've heard anything about this or not, but... well, I've got a new album, and it's out as of today.

I'm in the middle of my cross-country promotional blitz - getting a little tired of talking about myself, but still having a great time. The buzz on the new album is huge - the record label seems very excited.

Say, if I could ask a favor... if you are at all inclined to pick up a copy (or 12) of "Straight Outta Lynwood," could you please try to do it this week if at all possible? People in the industry really pay a lot of attention to first week sales figures and chart position - it means a lot to them. (Okay, okay, it means a lot to me too.)

And to all the spoiler-free people who have somehow been able to resist the temptation to download and listen to the album early... I congratulate you and salute your will-power. Now that you've come this far, make sure you do it right - after all, you can only listen to a new album for the first time once. When you get home from the record store, unplug the phone. Dim the lights. Anoint yourself in the finest of oils, set out a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and put the CD in your stereo. Make sure that the volume is turned up to just below the pain threshold, and that you're sitting in the sweet spot on your couch. Then press play, sit back and bask in the glory and majesty that is "Straight Outta Lynwood." Listen over and over again until the songs are permanently wedged in your brain. Then and only then, you may flip the disc over to the DVD side and play all of the music videos, followed by the making-of-the-album featurette. Then you can check out the 5.1 mixes, or take full advantage of the karaoke function until the neighbors threaten to call the police.

Anyway, enjoy the new album. I really hope you like it.

Oh, by the way... just because you DEMANDED it... we will make "White & Nerdy" hoodies (as seen in the video) available to the public. They should be ready in about a week or so... I'll keep you posted.

See ya at the in-store!
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Talkc on September 27, 2006, 01:52:34 pm
I feel like stomping a weasel. :)
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 28, 2006, 06:49:15 am
Weasel Stomping Day (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OeM6uDBjeg4)
Made by Robot Chicken! 

I'll Sue Ya (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zIllRdSzSug)  *flashing lightings*

Virus Alert! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=jzRxkxu5ZKc)

Homemade:
Polkarama! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=JCAt9WcCFbM&mode=related&search=)


Secret Fans Exposed:
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LadyM  05:56:20 AM Viewing the topic The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread.


Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: stuck on October 01, 2006, 07:08:43 pm
I think I can name ten things in "White and Nerdy" that I actually am/do/hope to be.

I must be white and nerdy.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Leng on October 01, 2006, 09:43:23 pm
Are you kidding?  I noticed that Weird Al isn't really a wiz at minesweeper.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cobra on October 09, 2006, 11:19:57 pm
Trapped in a drive thru is the best track on the album easy.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Doomsday on October 10, 2006, 07:23:03 am
I like Virus Alert alot! That's one of the best tracks in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cool AN on October 10, 2006, 09:19:24 am
First of Straight Outta Lyndwood, is great. I was a little afriad that it might be as good as some of his other albums, but it is great.

Second, I ordered all of his CD's (except his collection CD's and the UHF soundtrack, since I have the movie) and even though it costed quite a bit to import them, they are defiantly worth it.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Fink on October 10, 2006, 09:39:03 am
First of Straight Outta Lyndwood, is great. I was a little afriad that it might be as good as some of his other albums, but it is great.

Second, I ordered all of his CD's (except his collection CD's and the UHF soundtrack, since I have the movie) and even though it costed quite a bit to import them, they are defiantly worth it.

I would hope it was as good as his other albums  :P
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 10, 2006, 11:07:33 pm
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Top 10 Debut!

I would like to personally extend a warm hug and/or hearty handshake to the 73,000 people who purchased a copy of Straight Outta Lynwood last week. (Or maybe it was just 73 people who purchased 1,000 copies each - I guess I'll never really know for sure.) Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you! Because of your support, the album will debut at number 10 on this week's Billboard album chart! Yes, that's right, I've got a Top 10 album - for the very first time in my life! Also, I don't have a chart number yet, but I just found out from my label that "White & Nerdy" is expected to debut in the top 30 on the Billboard hot singles chart - which would make it my highest charting single in over 22 years (since "Eat It")! Like VH-1 says, I'm having the Best Week Ever!

And speaking of VH-1, the video debuted on their Top 20 Countdown last week at number 5! Wow... you guys sure know how to stuff a ballot box, don't you? Thanks so much!

As you can imagine, my life has been pretty crazy lately. I'm going to be bouncing around the country for the next month or so, tormenting local radio and TV stations and doing the occasional in-store appearance. I also just found out that I've been asked to perform "White & Nerdy" live on the Tonight Show. That'll be fun (if I don't pass out!)

By the way, the White & Nerdy hoodies are apparently in stock now - you can get 'em at the merch page at weirdal.com. I've seen a couple samples, and they look pretty sweet!

That's pretty much all the headlines for this week. Thanks again for giving me a Top 10 album. You guys are the best.

Keep stuffing that ballot box!

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Upcoming Shows 
Nov 2 2006 11:30P
The Tonight Show Burbank, CA

While I normally don't watch Jay (I prefer Conan) WATCH THAT EPISODE!  Then they'll have him back more often and have him on Conan.  Can you IMAGINE that interview?
 


Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: MechanicalMonarch on October 20, 2006, 07:37:57 pm
I gotta say Virus Alert and Close but no Cigar are my favorites.  I also play Weasel Stomping Day constantly because my friend has a pet weasel and the sounds make him cry  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 24, 2006, 10:51:49 pm
Weird Al Yankovic's Holiday Survival Guide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He744kXrI4c)

Just in time for the holidays.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Pando on November 08, 2006, 04:29:23 pm
I like Polkarama! and White & Nerdy the best.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Met on November 09, 2006, 04:08:27 pm
White & Nerdy
Anakin Guy
The HArdware Store

Gotta say those are my favorite Weird Al songs. But then again I haven't heard that many of his.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 14, 2006, 07:14:49 am
Just in case you haven't felt the love yet:

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"Straight Outta Lynwood" will now be released in the UK on November 13! The album is slated for a Nov. 17 release in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and a Nov. 24 release in Germany and Austria. To date, "Straight Outta Lynwood" has been released in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Korea, Czech Republic, Italy (digital only), France (digital only), Norway, Finland and Sweden.


Weird Al's Official Website (http://www.weirdal.com/)

Edit and repost to get your attention.

Weird Al -- Do I creep you out? (http://www.jibjab.com/weird_al/do_i_creep_you_out) New Video!  From JibJab.

Edit and repost again.
Weird Al's live tonight(Dec. 3) on Big in '06 on VH1.  9 EST.

Edit and repost again; again!

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Dear Close, Personal Friend of Al,

In case you haven't heard, Al will once again be taking over the airwaves of VH-1 with his pirate satellite broadcasting transmitter!

"AL-TV" will premiere tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 15) at 8 PM Eastern (check your local listings!) on VH-1. Al will be showcasing many of the videos from "Straight Outta Lynwood," as well as "interviewing" some of his "friends" in the "music industry!"

Don't even consider the POSSIBILITY of missing it!
This was in my email this morning.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Gunner on December 17, 2006, 06:44:07 am
All I can say is.... :P
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: huggkruka on December 18, 2006, 06:51:43 am
Every single video of his is hysterical! How is it possible? This is more than mere novelty music.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on December 28, 2006, 12:56:14 am
He seems to be going to Australia.

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Upcoming Shows
03/10/2007 08:00 PM  -  St. James Theatre
, Auckland,  -
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03/12/2007 08:00 PM  -  Enmore Theatre
, Sydney,  - 
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03/14/2007 08:00 PM  -  Win Entertainment Centre
, Wollongong,  - 
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03/16/2007 08:00 PM  -  Thebarton Theatre
, Adelaide,  -
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03/17/2007 08:00 PM  -  Burswood Theatre
, Perth,  -
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03/19/2007 08:00 PM  -  Wrest Point Entertainment Centre
, Hobart,  -
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03/21/2007 08:00 PM  -  Twin Towns
, Gold Coast,  -
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03/22/2007 08:00 PM  -  Civic Theatre
, Newcastle,  -
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03/23/2007 08:00 PM  -  Hamer Hall
, Melbourne,  -
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03/24/2007 08:00 PM  -  Canberra Theatre
, Canberra,  -
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 19, 2007, 01:54:11 am
Trapped In The Drive-Thru Video (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2015512141)
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cobra on March 27, 2007, 09:18:29 pm
I saw him play in Melbourne Friday night. Show was good except it started an hour late because there was a problem with the media player and one of the stage lights was shining on the audience blinding us during the start of the show.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Werechicken on March 31, 2007, 12:05:51 pm
Just a quick funny story, a couple of night clubs in my area have been playing white & nerdy, the thing is because of the sound systems in these places people can't hear the words really well and are taking it really seriously and trying to act like they are hard-core.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on June 11, 2007, 06:18:11 pm
Okay... which ringtone for my cell should I get: White and nerdy, or Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)? It's the ultimate question. Both sound great. I can't decide!
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: LadyM on June 12, 2007, 07:19:01 am
Free Bird
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 12, 2007, 11:32:54 am
Considering you posted your question here and not in the Off Topic Topic, I think you know the true answer in your heart.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on June 12, 2007, 05:18:10 pm
Considering you posted your question here and not in the Off Topic Topic, I think you know the true answer in your heart.

Very true. But I think I'll just get both. I should never have be forced to chose between Weird Al and well, anything.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cobra on June 13, 2007, 08:25:02 pm
if your one of those people who listens to most of the song on there phon before answering it's probably best you don't get Free bird.
Title: Weird Al Yankovich
Post by: Cyst on August 25, 2007, 07:48:11 pm
Talk About The Greatest Singer On The Planet Here.

I Love White And Nerdy One Of His Songs On His CD Back From Linwood.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovich
Post by: Gungnir on August 25, 2007, 07:58:29 pm
I think you were trying to write in all caps...yeah, that won't work.

Personally, I like Amish Paradise.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on August 26, 2007, 08:40:29 am
Ever hear "Your Horoscope" by him?

Two words:

Awe-some.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cyst on August 26, 2007, 01:17:40 pm
Yes Thats Why I Have No Friends Because I Listened To It.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: PikMini on September 02, 2007, 03:35:35 pm
That guy is a total goofball.. lol
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cyst on September 03, 2007, 08:15:24 am
Hey Weird Al Is 1 Of My 3 Heroes
The other 2 are Bill Gates And Will Wright.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: The Time Traveller on September 03, 2007, 08:17:45 am
Hey Weird Al Is 1 Of My 3 Heroes
The other 2 are Bill Gates And Will Wright.
BILL GATES?
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cyst on September 03, 2007, 08:26:01 am
Hey Weird Al Is 1 Of My 3 Heroes
The other 2 are Bill Gates And Will Wright.
BILL GATES?
YES BILL GATES !!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 05, 2007, 02:12:22 am
Why?


Industrialists make terrible idols. Go and idolise a wastrel Rock star like normal people.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cyst on September 05, 2007, 03:42:02 pm
Why?


Industrialists make terrible idols. Go and idolise a wastrel Rock star like normal people.

Rock And Roll ?!?!?!?!?

No Way Plus those are the living ones the dead ones happen to be atilla the hun, Ghengis Khan And Albert Einstein.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: russellmania4 on September 05, 2007, 07:34:43 pm
Why?


Industrialists make terrible idols. Go and idolise a wastrel Rock star like normal people.

Rock And Roll ?!?!?!?!?

No Way Plus those are the living ones the dead ones happen to be atilla the hun, Ghengis Khan And Albert Einstein.

Because it's completely normal to idolize a guy who ripped of peoples' heads while they were still alive.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Mr. Consideration on September 06, 2007, 03:58:32 am
Yes, because a murderous rapist is a great hero.

Incidentally, I idolise Harry Shipman, The Yorkshire Ripper and Gary Glitter.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Huckbuck on September 06, 2007, 07:39:19 am
Osama bin Laden is my hero.
















NOT
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: blitzonator on September 06, 2007, 10:33:37 am
I <3 HITLER!
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cyst on September 06, 2007, 02:58:57 pm
I Thought This Was a friendly forum.  :'( :'( :'( :'( >:( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: LadyM on September 06, 2007, 04:14:14 pm
Back on topic please.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on September 06, 2007, 05:18:41 pm
So yeah, music, Wierd Al.

(http://209.85.12.231/10912/118/emo/party0023.gif)

I love all his stuff. Especially that one whose name escapes me about going to get some food.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: blitzonator on September 07, 2007, 10:57:49 am
Trapped in the drive thru?
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 24, 2007, 03:18:43 am
Weird Al's youtube page. (http://www.youtube.com/alyankovic)
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Kishmond on October 24, 2007, 08:52:31 pm
I went to a concert a while ago. 'Albuquerque' was the last song he did. That was awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Cobra on October 28, 2007, 04:29:38 am
He closed with Alberquerue in the show i went to as well.
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: BlueBottle on October 15, 2008, 01:29:39 pm
New Single! Just a few weeks ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday, we gratefully get a parody of "Whatever You Like."

http://www.myspace.com/weirdal (http://www.myspace.com/weirdal)
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Yuu on October 21, 2008, 05:55:27 am
Why did I not learn of this earlier?! :(

Man, all his songs are awesome! 8) And those Rampo scene in the movie he made! :D
Title: Re: The Official Weird Al Yankovic Thread
Post by: Slartibartfast on June 16, 2009, 02:06:42 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R32aFmxL9HY
Newly released single.