This evening, I finished watching The Weird Al Show on DVD. I think I had always assumed I had seen most of the show back when it aired on CBS, but watching it, it’s pretty clear that I had only seen the first episode aired. I guess Weird Al was not sufficient motivation to wake up early on Saturday mornings back in 1997.
I discovered this morning that Al has a new album coming out this September, Straight Outta Lynwood (Google tells me that Lynwood is a city in Los Angeles County, and it’s where Weird Al was born). This was not announced today, but I found out about it today.
However, actually today—just a few hours ago even—you can download one of the singles from the new album from Weird Al’s MySpace page. The song is called “Don’t Download This Song”, which I assume is some sort of humor.
You can also download “You’re Pitiful” (which is not on the new album) from weirdal.com. This actually happened a few months back, and I knew about it at the time, but since I didn’t post anything about it at the time, I will now, in case you missed it.
It turns out Weird Al has a MySpace page. Who knew?
Huh. My dad’s middle name was Lynwood, and that’s the name he went by until he got to college.