WEIRD AL YANKOVIC "Straight Outta Lynwood"
Little Elpees is proud to announce our first in a series of guest bloggers. Some call him the coolest person alive, he's undeniably one of the most scintillating songwriters in rock, ladies and gentlemen, this week's guest blogger: Mr. Graham Smith of Kleenex Girl Wonder:
While "Don't Download This Song" is really pretty easy and not really even that great ("Virus Alert" being my personal favorite original off of "Straight Outta Lynwood"), at this point, it doesn't even matter. Let me put it to you this way: imagine if the ZAZ team that put together countless classics of the late 80's and early 90's had continue churning out Naked Gun sequels, every year or so, for the past 15 years. Would you be in a position to criticize the individual merits of each one? No, you would be glad that they kept on keeping on. The same goes for middle-to-late-40's Al; he could have long since stopped making awesome, family-friendly jokes, for no reason other than "he's 'Weird Al,' bitch."
But he didn't. No, like clockwork he comes through, just-in-time, to hook you up with some ridiculously awesome skewerings of current pop mafiosos as well as meticulously written and recorded originals. My dream remains to start a band that specializes in creating serious "parodies" (I actually call them "ser-odies") of Al's original songs. I would have realized this dream already if it wasn't constantly pushed out of my subconscious by erotic fantasies involving long-time Al-laborator Jay "Bermuda" Schwartz.
So, download this song, listen to it, buy "Straight Outta Lynwood" from iTunes or a brick-and-mortar or out of Al's trunk, who cares. You know you still watch "UHF" once a year, and as a matter of fact you know you have the website where divers Tulsans reflect fondly upon its filming in their fair burg. You also know that you have an archival copy of Al's faux-biographical documentary from the mid-80's on Beta. I also know this, and I will be coming over to watch it 2 or 3 times in a row this weekend, just so you know. - GFXMITH
DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS SONG