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Dare to be Stupid [Jul. 28th, 2002|03:40 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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I enjoy Weird Al. I don't buy his records anymore, but I have friends (especially technomonkey) who buy it faithfully, and listen to it enough that I absorb it through them. And he does a great live show. If you're scoffing, then obviously you've never been to one of his concerts. It's a full multi-media experience. He has multiple costume changes throughout the show, and during those changes, he has clips from Al TV, from UHF, and other pieces that he's created that are hilarious, and usually relate to the next song he'll play somehow (my favorites are usually the "interviews" he's created intercutting himself asking questions into actual interviews with other musicians).

I've seen him perform five times now. And this, by far, was my favorite of his shows (and that's including his concert at the Greek Theater). Normally, at his concert, you'll get his best known songs, with only one, maybe two rarer cuts. At the concert we went to Friday night, he played quite a few album cuts that never got radio airplay, plus he added about four or five songs into what used to be "The Food Medley," although it no longer has that theme running all the way through it. Not only that, but he debuted a new song, hopefully to be heard on his next album, titled "Party at the Leper Colony." (I don't believe it was a parody of anything. If it is, I haven't heard the original it came from.) Although his voice showed some signs of strain from performing every night that week, and twice that day, he was still in excellent form overall, and it was a great show.

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: mikester
2002-07-30 12:13 am (UTC)
I love Weird Al, but I stopped buying his albums when I realized I didn't know the songs he was parodying. I was greatly saddened.

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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-07-30 12:19 am (UTC)

Wow. You're old...

Occasionally I don't know what songs he's parodying. For instance, it wasn't until years afterwards that I found out that "Jurassic Park" was a parody of "MacArthur Park" by Jimmy Webb. But, you're probably referring more to the fact that you no longer follow pop culture that closely, as opposed to him parodying a song from before you were born...

Kurt
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