You should be aware there is some cartoon violence and a little bit of what some people might call “adult themes.” But there’s no harsh profanity, and nothing that I think you would find terribly offensive.
As always, you should use your best judgment as a parent, but if your child wouldn’t be traumatized by, say, an issue of MAD Magazine or an episode of The Simpsons, I’m pretty sure he or she wouldn’t have any problems at all with my live show.
I also like the idea of just having a ton of videos for this album, since Poodle Hat didn’t really have anyvideos (unless you count “Bob”… Anyway, since our budget for all these videos was very modest (to put it mildly), I wasn’t sure what kind of talent we’d be able to attract – but to my surprise and delight, some of the best animators in the world signed on to participate, just because they loved the music and wanted to be part of this project.
all of the Ask Al’s ever asked and answered, both on and in The Midnight Star (an unofficial fanzine from 1993 through 1998.) Please keep in mind that some of the answers which were relevant at the time they were given will seem quite “dated” now and may possibly be inaccurate.
In lieu of a proper search engine (Hey, this is weirdal.com…not Amazon.com!
(And before you ask, no, it wasn’t ever in our budget to shoot an 11-minute live-action music video.) Anyway, if we were doing the video in live action, I would almost certainly be playing a character, not “Weird Al” – and therefore I instructed Doug to give the guy a more generic hairstyle. Right – of course, that’s Donny Osmond dancing behind me (playing “Krayzie Bone” to My “Chamillionaire”)…
Seth Green is the guy obsessed with action figures (he’s basically playing himself)…
With Seger and his Silver Bullet Band preparing for their first Detroit area concerts in more than 10 years -- four big nights, starting Dec. Were you at the Cobo Arena taping for the "Live Bullet" album or one of his night moves on stage with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel or Kid Rock? Click "COMMENTS" below to submit your memories, be sure to include your name and where you live.
20, at The Palace of Auburn Hills -- we're looking for your Seger memories. And keep your eyes on the Oakland Press throughout Seger's Palace run for exclusive coverage of what's sure to be one of the biggest cultural events of the year.
Cliff of Somewhere Around Detroit, Michigan asks: Al, you usually only have a couple of videos for each album.
Why do six (although I appreciate the extra work that you, the band and the behind-the-scenes people do so fans like me can watch more amazing videos than ever) for Straight Outta Lynwood?
Can we ask what inspiration they provided you with? Nickelback was nice enough to give their permission for me to use their song “Photograph” in the latest polka medley.
I typically get clearances for the songs in the medley before I actually arrange it… ” together, I just couldn’t find a way to incorporate the Nickelback song into it where it didn’t sound wedged in or tacked on – so unfortunately I had to leave it off.
Judy Tenuta is the woman on the couch who graciously accepts my gift of a surge protector…