A few weeks ago, there was a story (This Story) about Lady Gaga not letting Weird Al release a parody of Born This Way. A couple hours later and Gaga claims it never happened and Weird Al can put out the song. Now, two months later... Weird Al has a new album out.
The Gaga song is pretty good, the video is fantastic. This whole album is fantastic. Personally, from his last album, I thought Trapped In The Drive-Thru was the single best song he'd ever done; well, now he's even topped that. Craigslist is the song that's killing me. It's a Doors parody (well... in the style of The Doors anyway...) with Al reading Craigslist postings. It's perfect!
(edited by Cerebus on 24.6.11 2359) Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
Me and the kiddos are kind of partial to "Another Tattoo" which is a parody of "Nothin' on You" by B.o.B. f/Bruno Mars. "nu, nu, nu, nuthua tatto babe, nu nutha tattoo" is QUITE the earworm, and has been quoted on and off since we got it a few days ago.
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
Geez was that podcast ever awkward. I like Klosterman's writing and his interactions with Simmons, but there was no semblance of flow in that interview. Maybe Chuck was trying to fit a lot of stuff into what seemed like a limited time with Weird Al, but it was awfully rough to just immediately jump from the Lady Gaga story to "So, talk about your parents' death."
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
"Party In The CIA" might be my favorite Al parody of the last decade. Hope it's the next single if there's going to be another one. The polka medley is pretty great on this album, too- has a nice flow to it.
I just wish half the album hadn't already been released 2 years ago on the "Internet Leaks" EP.
man... i missed all of that about Rawkus. i wondered what had happened to mos def and his rock band project, Black Jack Johnson. guess that had something to do with it. so how much longer do we have to wait for the new Black Star album?