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Let "Weird Al" Yankovic join MyTjoe Radio??
Yes!! It's about time!
 66%  [ 4 ]
 16%  [ 1 ]
No - I don't care for him
 16%  [ 1 ]
No!! Some material is too vulgar or offensive.
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 6

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PostPosted: 2007 10 30 - 1:03 pm    Post subject: Let "Weird Al" Yankovic join MyTjoe Radio?? Reply with quote

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I'm rethinking putting Weird Al Yankovic on here.

When first asked, I said no, because he is 80s/90s/2000s.... not 70s.

However, I was just doing other research when I came across some information that puts him into the 70s.
* First submitted a song to Dr. Demento in 1973. (as Alfred Yankovic)
* Dr. Demento first aired one of his songs in 1976. (as Alfred Yankovic)
* First national release was 1979 (My Bologna).
* The most-requested artist in the history of "The Dr. Demento Show".

Also... His Slime Creatures From Outerspace is in my Halloween library, and his Christmas At Ground Zero is in my Christmas library. Not that it means they are 70s material (they aren't), but he's no stranger to this site.

And, maybe he'll quit pestering me to be put on here Wink

So, I am now considering it. It should be noted, however, that some of his material can be offensive.

Let the people speak!
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PostPosted: 2008 05 13 - 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay - at long last I've decided that Weird Al can be here. His people and my people are talking to each other now... word has it that "Al" is so happy about this that he's running with scissors.

But, I can't decide which one to get first. Unfortunately, he has a lot of great material but it's spread over a bunch of albums. Neither of his Greatest Hits has enough on it, and many of his albums have repeats of songs that are on other albums. And I don't know that I want to budget for more than one album.

So, help me pick the one to get, and maybe some people can donate others.

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PostPosted: 2008 05 13 - 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-lol- id love to help

how do i do that?
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PostPosted: 2008 05 22 - 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - I've not had a harder time at picking songs to put on the station before than I have with picking songs from Weird Al. Problem #1 - he has well over a hundred songs - many of them are popular favorites. Problem #2 - these popular favorites are all spread across many albums. Although he has a couple of compilation albums (Food, Tv) and a couple of Greatest Hits albums, and even a box set, there isn't one really good source.

Being the geek that I am, I even created a spreadsheet of all his works available at Amazon to help me sort it out. I was close to getting the box set, but at $47 dollars, I wanted to get a lot more favorites of mine, and what I've gathered from others, than just 22 out of 50 songs. So, seeing as I love most of his food ones and his tv ones, I bought those two compilation albums to get started. Then, I prioritized the remaining songs based on requests that I've gotten from various people that spoke up, and the songs availability on MP3 or just CD. I picked 14 more individual songs and bought them.

The following lists show what I have now, what I still want, and then the other songs that I don't care about - but you might Wink I've spent enough on Weird Al so if you want more added, I'll be setting up my donation system soon, or you can purchase an Amazon gift card and send me the number, or you can purchase a CD that has the few songs not available on download and have it sent to me (PM me for that information). I can't accept personal MP3s though - sorry.

Here is what we have now:
    Achy Breaky Song
    Addicted To Spuds
    Amish Paradise (Parody of "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio)
    Another One Rides The Bus
    Bedrock Anthem
    Bohemian Polka
    Cable TV
    Christmas At Ground Zero
    Eat It
    Frank's 2000" TV
    Here's Johnny
    I Can't Watch This
    I Lost On Jeopardy
    I Love Rocky Road
    I Think I'm A Clone Now
    Jurassic Park
    Livin' In The Fridge
    Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
    My Bologna
    Ode To A Superhero (Parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel)
    Polka Party
    Polka Your Eyes Out
    Polkas On 45
    She Drives Like Crazy
    " Since You've Been Gone "
    Taco Grande
    Talk Soup
    The Brady Bunch
    The Hot Rocks Polka
    The Saga Begins
    The White Stuff
    Theme From Rocky XIII (Aka: The Rye Or The Kaiser (Theme ...

Here are the ones that I would still like to get:
(this first group seems to be only available on CD)
    Pretty Fly For A Rabbi
    George Of The Jungle
    Girls Just Want To Have Lunch
    Hooked On Polkas
    I Want A New Duck

(this group seems to be only available on MP3)
    Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars
    A Complicated Song (Parody of "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne)
    I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead
    The Night Santa Went Crazy
    Traffic Jam

(these 2 are available in both formats)
    Like A Surgeon
    Living With A Hernia

The rest of these are available at Amazon, but they didn't make MY favorites list. If you really want them here, contact me for donation opportunities.
    (This Song's Just) Six Words Long
    Airline Amy
    Angry White Boy Polka
    Buckingham Blues
    Buy Me A Condo
    " Callin' In Sick "
    " Cavity Search (Paody of ""Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kil... "
    Christmas At Ground Zero
    Couch Potato (Parody of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem)
    Dare To Be Stupid
    Dog Eat Dog
    Don't Wear Those Shoes
    Ebay (Parody of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys)
    " Everything You Know Is Wrong "
    Fun Zone
    Gandhi II
    Generic Blues
    Genius In France
    Good Enough For Now
    Good Old Days
    Gotta Boogie
    Grapefruit Diet
    " Gump (Parody of ""Lump"" by The Presidents Of The United St... "
    Happy Birthday
    Hardware Store
    Harvey The Wonder Hamster
    Headline News
    " I Remember Larry "
    I Was Only Kidding
    " I'm So Sick Of You "
    Isle Thing
    It's All About The Pentiums
    Jerry Springer
    King Of Suede
    Let Me Be Your Hog
    Midnight Star
    Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung
    Mr. Popeil
    My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder
    Nature Trail To Hell
    One More Minute
    One Of Those Days
    Party At The Leper Colony
    " Phony Calls (Parody of ""Waterfalls"" by TLC) "
    Polka Power
    She Never Told Me She Was A Mime
    Slime Creatures From Outer Space
    Smells Like Nirvana
    Spatula City
    Stop Draggin' My Car Around
    Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White
    Such A Groovy Guy
    " Syndicated Inc. (Parody of ""Misery"" by Soul Asylum) "
    That Boy Could Dance
    " The Alternative Polka "
    The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota
    The Check's In The Mail
    The Plumbing Song
    The Weird Al Show Theme
    This Is The Life
    Toothless People
    Trash Day (Parody of "Hot In Herre" by Nelly)
    Trigger Happy
    Truck Drivin' Song
    Velvet Elvis
    Waffle King
    Wanna B Ur Lovr
    When I Was Your Age
    Why Does This Always Happen To Me?
    You Don't Love Me Anymore
    You Make Me
    Young, Dumb & Ugly
    Your Horoscope For Today

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