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Serious Like Weird Al (pt.4)

Another piece of evidence as I build a case for why Weird Al Yankovic should be hailed as one of the most skillful songwriters of this generation. Take a look at these lyrics – notice anything unusual? Bob by Weird … Continue reading

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The Album Is Dead

…at least in the form we know it. Music sales have declined massively over the last eight years, and though the record industry would have us believe that illegal downloading is largely to blame, I think a big factor is … Continue reading

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Weirdest Google Search So Far…

Once a week (or once a day if I’m being obsessive) I’ll check my referrals via Sitemeter, so I can see where my traffic is coming from. A good percentage come from google searches. Here’s a recent one “when i’m … Continue reading

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Serious Like Weird Al (pt.3)

In previous posts I’ve started to build a case for why I think Weird Al Yankovic is one of the greatest lyricists of the present day, pointing out the way he fashions a completely new song while sticking closely to … Continue reading

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Serious Like Weird Al (pt.2)

In my first post I made the outrageous claim that not only is Weird Al Yankovic one of the greatest lyricists of his generation, but that all ‘serious’ songwriters would do well to emulate his example of diligent rewriting. Time to … Continue reading

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Get Serious…Like Weird Al

In my humble opinion, one of the greatest lyricists of today is “Weird Al” Yankovic. No, seriously. As well as being an accomplished singer, accordionist (still being serious!), composer, arranger, video editor & director in his own right, what makes … Continue reading

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