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MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« on: 14 Jul 2014, 16:36 »

« Last Edit: 26 Jul 2014, 06:31 by jwhouk »
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #1 on: 14 Jul 2014, 16:55 »

Whyyyyyyyy.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #2 on: 14 Jul 2014, 17:58 »

Ask WAYF, if he's still around. :)

And LJ: be forewarned, I grew up on Weird Al.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #3 on: 14 Jul 2014, 18:32 »

Weird Al is your friend, Weird Al wants you to be happy.  Happiness is mandatory.  Failure to be happy is treason. Treason is punishable by summary execution.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #4 on: 15 Jul 2014, 00:52 »

Weird Al's still got it. Some great satire in there even, I love the reference to selfies at funerals.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #5 on: 16 Jul 2014, 18:08 »

Foil  :-D
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #6 on: 16 Jul 2014, 19:31 »

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« Reply #7 on: 16 Jul 2014, 20:55 »

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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #9 on: 18 Jul 2014, 17:49 »

I keep hearing how good this is, but since I'm unfamiliar with most of the source material, I can't get into it.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #10 on: 18 Jul 2014, 19:45 »

Sometimes Al's take is better than the source material. I personally think "Word Crimes" is much better than "Blurred Lines".

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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #11 on: 18 Jul 2014, 21:38 »

And a Weird Al original


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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #12 on: 18 Jul 2014, 22:47 »

I always love his polka mashups
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« Reply #13 on: 19 Jul 2014, 17:36 »

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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #14 on: 20 Jul 2014, 12:32 »

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Also... you ain'a gon' believe this, but Weird Al may very well have this album debut on the Billboard Charts... at #1.
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« Reply #15 on: 25 Jul 2014, 22:32 »

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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #16 on: 26 Jul 2014, 00:02 »

Sometimes Al's take is better than the source material. I personally think "Word Crimes" is much better than "Blurred Lines".

MOST of his takes are.

So Al said this is the last album he's probably going to do, he wants to be more on pace and reactive, so he's probably gonna start releasing lots of singles, that kinda thing.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN!
« Reply #17 on: 26 Jul 2014, 06:31 »

I heard that, and have absolutely NO problem with it.

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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #18 on: 26 Jul 2014, 06:56 »

Yeppers. More Al = Good.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #19 on: 23 Oct 2014, 12:07 »

Inactive is the best one on the album, IMO.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #20 on: 23 Oct 2014, 15:11 »

He's also getting older. Can you believe he's 55 (today)?
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #21 on: 24 Oct 2014, 09:45 »

I really hope he does at least one more tour before he finally decides to hang up his accordion.  I saw him live a few years ago (my virginal concert) and I've always wanted to see another one of his shows.  So much raw energy and entertainment coming from Al and his gang!
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #22 on: 25 Oct 2014, 22:02 »

This has always been my favorite Weird Al song.

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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #24 on: 07 Feb 2015, 19:08 »

Slight bump to state that I got tickets to see him in concert this August this year for his Mandatory Fun Tour.  I'll be taking my daughter since she too has taken a shine to the accordion-playing master of parody.
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #25 on: 07 Feb 2015, 19:58 »

Now THIS is a thread that needs a "Like" button. :)
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Re: MANDATORY FUN! (Weird Al FOREVER!)
« Reply #26 on: 22 Apr 2015, 15:56 »

I loved taking note of all the five-star reviews on iTunes before the album was even released. The justification of the reviewers who acknowledged that they were jumping the gun was basically "come on... it's WEIRD AL!"
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