Weird Al Yankovic throws down the gauntlet

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2014 (read-only)' started by Uncleskinny, Jun 22, 2014.

By Uncleskinny on Jun 22, 2014 at 6:11 PM
  1. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny It's all good Subscriber

    Jun 1, 2000
    On the moors
    @alyankovic: Just found out my new album is coming out the same day as Morrissey’s. Yeah, we’ll just SEE whose album is FUNNIER!!

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    1. Orson Swells
      Orson Swells
      Funny. I could be wrong, but I doubt he has a better song title than "Oboe Concerto"...
    2. CrystalGeezer
      Weird Al and I are both alumni of Cal Poly SLO. :p
    3. marred
      Al you've still got it. That was hilarious!
    4. Anonymous
      Unfunny. Sad when you have to drop a name to make yourself relevant.
    5. Anonymous
      I'm unsure how this makes Weird Al relevant.
    6. CrystalGeezer
      Maybe Kristeen is opening for Weird Al's tour?
    7. dallow_bg
      Because Morrissey is the name you want to drop to get out there.
    8. Anonymous
      It's quite obvious that he made himself relevant to Morrissey fans. If not, it wouldn't have been posted.
    9. CrystalGeezer
      Or maybe he just noticed their albums drop the same day. THat's a pretty specific thing to happen in a recording artist's life.
    10. Anonymous
      Yes, they're the only 2 artists releasing albums on that day. He could've just as easily mentioned e-40, but why didn't he? It's nothing more or less than a jab to acquire attention.
    11. Anonymous
      In America, sadly, Weird Al is way more relevant than Morrissey.
    12. mcrickson
      I wouldn't say way more. Maybe in the 80s.
    13. fredkocherpepsi
      I didn’t really read it as an insult, more just Weird Al being Weird Al. He’s not the type of guy to go out and slag people to actually hurt feelings. At least that’s my take. I’ll have to say that in America he’s pretty huge still, and he’s well known here for being a really genuine friendly guy.

      P.S. I met him at a book signing with my kids last year. :)
    14. Anaesthesine
      I've been a Weird Al fan for longer than I've been fond of Morrissey. Al's a novelty act, it's true, but he's managed to raise that to an art form. The man is wicked funny, inventive, talented and one smart cookie. He's also relentlessly upbeat.

      And yes, he's still got it.
    15. StatelyWayneManor
      "Every day, I eat sundaes..."
    16. bored

      98% of Weird Al fans probably said.. Who?
    17. bored
      I think it was a fun and playful way of saying "My album is coming out soon" rather than just saying it in some boring straight forward way. Since his entire career is based on making people laugh it makes perfect sense to me.
    18. fredkocherpepsi
    19. Carly
      People need to lighten the fuck up, it wasn't an insult. He's probably a bit of a fan.

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