What we know about Weird Al Yankovic: He is the first person I saw live in concert (c. 1985, free at the O’Dome at UF). His art — albums and especially the sadly obscure AL TV — was critically formative to my brother and my “brilliant” senses of humor. He remains perhaps the most criminally underated artists of the last century. A song of his was on our wedding invitation. He is a genius AND a fashion plate.
And he has a new album out, Alpocolypse!
Bonus: Chuck Klosterman talks with Weird Al. Where we learn of the world missing out on “Chicken Pot Pie” (to “Live and Let Die”). Two of my cultural heroes — why is it only 33 minutes? OH WHY?!!?