Attending the ‘Mandatory World Tour’ of My Own Accord
Jan23

Attending the ‘Mandatory World Tour’ of My Own Accord

I’ve talked about attending a couple of Weird Al’s concerts before, and this year, I’ll be going to my third (I’m also getting married this year, so now I have to figure out which moment will be more significant). “The Mandatory World Tour,” which caps off the most successful Weird Al album to date, is going to cover a massive number of dates and will span all across the globe. I’d love to see...

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Yeah, I’ll Take a Movie About The Lonely Island
Aug09

Yeah, I’ll Take a Movie About The Lonely Island

Though Weird Al is obviously not gone from our consciousness, he is the product of another generation. In that respect, The Lonely Island has done a good job of carrying the torch for modern comedy music acts. Though maybe just a little bit polarizing depending on your overall attitude towards rap, the group has a great following gleamed from their days of utilizing Saturday Night Live‘s built-in audience. And now, the group, in...

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Weird Al Wednesday: Conquering the Super Bowl
Aug06

Weird Al Wednesday: Conquering the Super Bowl

Now that “Weird Al” Yankovic has secured the first No.1 album of his career in Mandatory Fun, what is there left to conquer for the musician who has enjoyed a 30-year career and earned the respect of every human being on the planet? Perhaps it’s the Super Bowl, the biggest single event in the world. The push for him to perform at Super Bowl XLIX and truly cement his legacy as the greatest artist of all time is in...

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Weird Al Wednesday: The ‘Mandatory Fun’ Aftermath
Jul30

Weird Al Wednesday: The ‘Mandatory Fun’ Aftermath

Well that was fun, wasn’t it? Thanks in large part to a brilliant marketing strategy that included releasing eight music videos in eight consecutive days, Mandatory Fun was the first Weird Al album to debut at No. 1. So where do we go from here? In the myriad of interviews Weird Al has done in the past few weeks, he has alluded to the notion that Mandatory Fun would likely be his last traditional album. Of course, that...

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Watch This: Weird Al Gives Us His “Mission Statement”
Jul22

Watch This: Weird Al Gives Us His “Mission Statement”

The week of Weird Al, like all great things, was not eternal but a fleeting period of time in our existence. But what a glorious period it was, with eight videos released in eight consecutive days, capped off with the video for “Mission Statement,” a tribute not just to Crosby, Stills & Nash, but to all of the corporate buzzwords Weird Al has come to know in his long career of being tortured in meetings. Enjoy the...

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