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Weird Al Yankovic joins us live as we celebrate the release of his 14th studio LP, Mandatory Fun, out today, July 15th!
The album includes a hilarious take on Pharrell's "Happy" as well as featuring parodies of Lorde's "Royals," Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," plus Al's own "style parodies" of the Pixies and Cat Stevens.
In addition to the album, Weird Al is releasing videos for several of the songs this week. Tune in to find out more!
About Weird Al:
Few would have guessed that "Weird Al" Yankovic, who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending in homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento Radio Show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history with over 12 million album sales. Now entering his fourth career decade, he has won 3 Grammys (with 14 nominations) and countless awards.
In addition to his recordings and world-famous music videos, Yankovic is also well-known for his cult-hit feature film UHF (1989), his late ‘90s CBS Saturday morning series The Weird Al Show and the numerous AL-TV specials that he’s made for MTV and VH1 over the years. With release of his children’s book When I Grow Up (HarperCollins, 2011), Al added "New York Times Bestselling Author" to his resume. An app version of the book for the iPhone and iPad, which recently won a Webby Award, is also available. His follow-up to this title was My New Teacher and Me! , released June, 2013.
Weird Al, along with his band of three decades, has performed over 1,000 career concerts and continues to tour with his rock and comedy multimedia show throughout the world.
Multi-time platimum recording artist, multi-time Grammy winner, and the comedy genius behind many a parody; Weird Al Yankovic is perdorming at the Cannery Casino in Las Vegas Aug. 4.
We will talk to Al about his well established career and his new album "Alpocalypse".
Everyone loves "Weird Al" Yankovic! Or at least, they should! So says Mike and Jim, as this week's chat show turns to talk of their collective love for all things Al Yankovic! Which albums are the best? How'd they discover Al? And what about Al's threatened new album??
The Chad Report brings you the latest in news, sports and entertainment, mixed with a wide variety of music! On this episode, Chad and Jeff report and discuss topics including the first group of Central Americans being deported as the U.S. steps up its crack down on illegal immigrants, media conservatives accuse U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder of playing racial politics, the World Cup Final comes to an end with an exciting overtime victory for Germany, the Dallas Mavericks acquire Houston Rockets free agent Chandler Parsons, Weird Al Yankovic releases a new parody of this year's biggest hit, Garth Brooks announces the start of his world tour and much, much more!
...Or at least retire. That's right, after 20 years of this stupidity, Wonder Show founder Jim the Radio Guy is retiring! Cue the parade of guest stars, hangers-on, and unwanted company to send him off! Don't miss this once in a lifetime Wonder Show Season Six Finale!!!
(www.paxstereo.tv) Morning Coffee with Mario Talk Show – It's a special day in the neighborhood as we once again celebrate the spirit of our fellow indie artists. Indie artist Avis Harrell (www.avisharrell.com) is in the house to showcase her new single "Shake It!".
Hot Newz items include our sadness over events in Ukraine and Gaza, MTV's new plans to peak album sales, Weird Al Yankovic spoofs "Happy", and nudists take to LA streets to showcase an elaborate dance routine.
In Victor Allen's Nu New Sportz it's a special day for the ladies of Nu New Sportz. If you were a sport, what sport would you be and why? Meko Williams and singer Avis Harrell can't get enough of professional football and UFC. Why? Come join our interactive reality sports show opinions and observations are not reserved.
In HOtt PiXX by Vic we vote on the hottest and baddest Caribbean heritage fashion models. Superstar models include various ethnicities from Jamaican, Mexican, Brazilian, West Indies, Dominican and Portuguese. Models include Jenell Williams, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, Cassie Ventura and Jasmine Tookes. Come, talk, and join us in the interactive Chat Room. (07-21-14)
Comedian, actor and writer, Jim Dailakis
Australian Greek actor/writer/comedian Jim Dailakis has been touring the USA for the last 15 years headlining in major comedy clubs including Caroline’s, Stand Up New York, Broadway and The Laugh Factory all in New York City.
He headlines worldwide as a standup comedian in Australia, the Cayman Islands, the UK and all across Canada. He has worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Larry the Cable Guy, Kevin Nealon, Carolyn Rhea, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Weird Al Yankovic, Jake Johansen and performed alongside Brad Garrett from Everybody Loves Raymond in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. Since his arrival in the US, Jim has appeared in TV commercials as well as having performed a lot of voiceovers in radio and television.
He recently played a role in the independent award winning movies Mona and Broadway's Finest. He had a supporting role in the movie Uncle Melvin's Apartment and played the role of a Greek immigrant in New York in the film, This Is Reality.
Jim is working on several feature films he’s written as vehicles for himself including All My Friends Are Getting Married which has a sales agent already in place. He has a one-man show called "Skitso" where he convincingly plays over 20 original and celebrity characters. The start date for the preview is March 18-19 at the Triad Theater in New York City. Charles Messina is directing. The project has attracted the attention of Broadway a producer.
On stage, Dailakis talks about relationships, love and mimics movie stars with an uncanny ability of being able to contort his face so he can look like them too.
Computer America BOTH Hours: It's Friday Night and we're all over the road with our guest David Perry, Director of Security Education for Ahn Lab, Malware Expert extrodinairre and a LONG time Computer America Correspondent. We talk about the V3 Click, the new HARDWARE solution for malware that you just plug in and that's it! We also talk upcoming movies, Sci-Fi, how David recently lost 120 pounds (!) and we even toss in a little bit of Weird Al Yankovic for a Friday you won't forget and will certainly enjoy!
Tonight we talk with Brooklyn based photographer Seth Olenick. We discuss with Seth his latest project of a coffee table book filled with fun and insightful shots of big name comedians like.. Paul Scheer, Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, The State, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, A.D. Miles, Zak Orth, Elizabeth Banks, Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Adam McKay, Jon Hamm, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, David Cross, Megan Mullally, Todd Barry, Jessica St. Clair, Scott Adsit, Marc Maron, Derek Waters, Mike Birbiglia, Wyatt Cenac, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Rob Riggle, Aubrey Plaza, Kumail Nanjiani, Greg Proops, Allison Becker, Jim Gaffigan, Rob Schrab, Hannibal Buress, Jane Lynch, Greg Behrendt, Geoffrey Arend, David Koechner, Joe Mande, Larry Wilmore, Charlyne Yi, Martin Starr and more.
On the second half of our show we talk with Monica Topping. A Humboldt photographer and Queen of the Famous Humboldt county Kinetic Grand championship. We discuss Monica's current project on kickstarter that will help support the growing community of Humbolt Artists. To find out more about these artists go to: www.facebook.com/inspiringpeopleradio
The Final VSR for September had the gang in a musical mood. After a Colorado themed newscast, we discussed how REM split up this week after decades together, Craig and John Kline discussed their favorite REM songs. We played "How Old Is _____?" with a bevy of rock stars and most importantly for today's show, we celebrated the genius that is Weird Al. Face tried his best to be helpful, but apparently he isn't quite as well versed in Weird Al as Craig.
The Magnificent Seven list was Craig's Top 7 Weird Al songs. And the music recommendation this week was "Skipper Dan" from our friend Mr. Yankovic.
At the end of the show, Craig had the second ever edition of "The Winds of Change" as he celebrated the end of the Kenyon Martin era in Denver, scratched his head at the terrible new Miami Marlins logo, and saluted the Toronto Blue Jays for changing to a logo reminiscent of their glory days, but with just enough modern flavor to make it great.
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