Friday, November 03, 2006

Weird Al's new CD is out

I remember the first time I really became aware of Weird Al. I was in the seventh grade when I heard "Eat It" on the radio. My dad and I were crazy for that song. Whenever it came on we would crank it up! I also distinctly remember the day he took me to Camelot. (Yeah, that's right! Camelot! In the mall down by Friendly's and that Greek place. I dare you to call me old!) We were wandering around the store when he shows up behind me with the "Weird Al in 3D" LP. I truly couldn't believe it. He was actually going to buy it? For me? No WAY!

So that was the start. I have most of his stuff on vinyl and all of it on CD. Heather and I went to see UHF at the movies at Great Northern (Don't say it!) and we were the only ones in the theatre. We've seen him in concert a couple of times and he always puts on a great show. His fans at those shows are another story... Can you say mosh pit and drunk obscene women? Deeply disturbing.

And now I've got my kids all brainwashed to love him to, but really, how could they not? His new CD is out and it's got some really great stuff (and a few clunkers too, I'll admit.) But here's the single and it's definitely one of his best. The kids insisted that we listen to this on the way to school today. That's a 45 second drive, but they wanted to hear it. Hope you like it as much as we do.


Anonymous said...

I saw the video on youtube a week or so ago and it was fantastic! Reminded me of 2 things. first, you, of course :) and second driving in the church van, thru Canada listening to the soundtrack for UHF. Both great memories!

Bruce said...

Weird Al is like a moped. lots of fun, you just don't your friends to know how much fun it is. I guess my family is a little different than most because my kids love him. Strange crew.

Music note number two. Is my 14 year-old strange or is 80's metal cool again. You should see what he is listening to. Ozzie before he was tv Ozzie.......
Love the blog, and I didn't know about blogger month or I would have been all over that one.