Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fair and Blogging

The SJ-R online is going to blog the Illinois State Fair this year. The blog is up and running.

Their latest post wonders why tickets sales for the Weird Al Yankovic are selling so poorly. My answers are:

1) Al is so two decades ago.

2) Even in his heyday in the 1980s, I don’t think I would have paid money to see him live even though I enjoyed his work.

3) I imagine his stuff works better as videos (but then again I’ve never seen him live).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you've never seen Weird Al live, then that explains why you think he's "so two decades ago." You're just suffering from bad information. Weird Al live is a high-energy hoot, and he's backed up by his longtime band of seriously expert musicians. The big hits from Al's 25+ year career are all there, but the concert is actually loaded toward songs off his last two albums (you haven't heard White & Nerdy? You know, Al's #9 top single from 2006?), so it's definitely a show of THIS century. And Al never phones it in. You owe yourself a bit of re-education.