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    "Weird Al" Yankovic.

    I'm really starting to appreciate what this man does for music. His parodies are absolutely hilarious, and Peter and the Wolf was absolutely wonderful.

    Good music. Good polka.
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    I have enjoyed his music since I first heard his music on Dr. Demento's show...

    My appreciation grew when his production standards became more professional, He is quite good at what he does.

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    Yes! I remember staying up late in junior high school listening to Dr. Demento and loving songs like "Another One Rides the Bus" and "Eat It". If you get the chance to see the movie "VHF", in which Yankovic stars, it's worth a bowl of popcorn for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redtires View Post
    Yes! I remember staying up late in junior high school listening to Dr. Demento and loving songs like "Another One Rides the Bus" and "Eat It". If you get the chance to see the movie "VHF", in which Yankovic stars, it's worth a bowl of popcorn for sure.
    It's UHF. I'll try to see it.
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    Amish Paradise will always be one of his best.
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    My son went through a Weird Al phase a while back. "Hardware Store" was my favorite, followed by "Albuquerque"

    Favorite Dr. Demento song was "Making Love in a Subaru"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    It's UHF. I'll try to see it.
    D'oh!! Your right!! Good catch....guess you can tell I haven't seen it in a while!
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    He came to this little backwater of Colorado to do a concert in Sept 2007. The tickets weren't cheap, but it was well worth it! The concert was in a small historic theatre and we had 6th row seats. There were people there from kindergarten age to senior citizens and it looked like everyone had a great time.
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    Amish Paradise is freaking incredible.
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    Weird Al Rocks!!!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    "Smells Like Nirvana" is made even better by the fact that Kurt Cobain himself found it hysterical.

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    I remember him playing 'Another One Rides the Bus' on Dr. Demento with just his accordian. It was classic.
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    "Another One Rides The Bus" is great. I also like "Hardware Store," "Albuquerque," "Lasanga," etc...

    I absolutely love all of his polkas. Excellent medleys; good polka.

    "Peter and the Wolf" is very, very good too, as is the second half of that album.
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    I've seen him in concert. He is really very good at his genre. He's no John Valby, but he is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    I'm really starting to appreciate what this man does for music. His parodies are absolutely hilarious, and Peter and the Wolf was absolutely wonderful.
    I've been looking for a copy of that album since I was in 6th grade...
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    I've been looking for a copy of that album since I was in 6th grade...
    There's one copy on Amazon for the paltry sum of $372.59.

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    A friend of mine saw his show recently, and raved about it from a musical standpoint. They were funny, and good!

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    My daughter is going thru a Weird Al phase now...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    "Smells Like Nirvana" is made even better by the fact that Kurt Cobain himself found it hysterical.
    And Courtney Love hates it.

    Mmmm that's good cake.

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    Not exactly PC, but my favorιte Weird Al piece was "Cat's in the Kettle".
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    There's one copy on Amazon for the paltry sum of $372.59.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
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    I'd love to get a copy of Peter and the Wolf! Wendy Carlos has been bringing lots of albums back into print, but this one seems not to be one of them.

    Edit: Almost forgot. Check out "Babalu Music" if you're an I Love Lucy fan; Weird Al put together this compilation of Desi Arnaz tunes, as well as a bizarre dance mix of moments from the show.
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    Weird Al is a f***ing genious! I love his polka medley songs. One of other favorites is "Since You've Been Gone".

    On top of that, if he can get married and have a kid, then there's still hope for me.

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