Now one artists whose tapes we had an abundance of in our house was Weird Al. My brother had every tape in his collection, a VHS copy of UHF and ‘The Complete Al’. I would listen to these tunes to help me sleep – as a result, I can recite almost every word to every Weird Al song known to man and the Spatula City jingle often gets stuck in my head spontaneously.
“Weird Al” Yankovic has reigned for over 20 years as the best-selling musical comedy artist in history, with over 12 million albums sold, three Grammy Awards including “Best Comedy Album” for 2003’s “Poodle Hat,” 10 MTV/VH1 specials, his own feature film (UHF), a Disney Channel special, a CBS television series and countless miles logged on tour [UG.com]
A while ago he released the song “You’re Pitiful” on his website , since it was not to be included in the forethcoming album. Various tracks from the album are now available almost anywhere online, and of course on You Tube [White & Nerdy]. Ah the weebernet, what can’t it do? The much anticipated album, Straight Outta Lynwood, is in stores next Tuesday, September 26th.
And yes I know, I’m a total dork.