Posted: 2007 10 30 - 1:03 pm Post subject: Let "Weird Al" Yankovic join MyTjoe Radio??
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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
So, I am now considering it. It should be noted, however, that some of his material can be offensive.
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.
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 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
Christmas At Ground Zero
Frank's 2000" TV
I Can't Watch This
I Lost On Jeopardy
I Love Rocky Road
I Think I'm A Clone Now
Livin' In The Fridge
Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies
Ode To A Superhero (Parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel)
Polka Your Eyes Out
Polkas On 45
She Drives Like Crazy
" Since You've Been Gone "
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
(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
Angry White Boy Polka
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 "
Genius In France
Good Enough For Now
Good Old Days
" Gump (Parody of ""Lump"" by The Presidents Of The United St... "
Harvey The Wonder Hamster
" I Remember Larry "
I Was Only Kidding
" I'm So Sick Of You "
It's All About The Pentiums
King Of Suede
Let Me Be Your Hog
Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung
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) "
She Never Told Me She Was A Mime
Slime Creatures From Outer Space
Smells Like Nirvana
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
Trash Day (Parody of "Hot In Herre" by Nelly)
Truck Drivin' Song
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
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