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I think he'd like to know why you haven't gone to a concert yet or something. Because to answer your previous question, yes, Al does indeed sing the Cellphones song from the Michael Stipe interview. And it's pure awesome. A full band version leads into the live Albuquerque performance.
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Sorry if I ruined the surprise or anything for you, weird user. It's just seemed like pretty much everyone on WOWAY knew ...

But anyway, it's a great song live so if you haven't seen it yet it's really awesome :D
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"Cellphones" is indeed awesome live. It was really cool to look back and see all of the cellphones in the audience.
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I wonder if Micheal Stipe got any royalties or anything from that?
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Post by Orthography Enthusiast »

Well, it hasn't been recorded, but... I can't think of anything funnier than Michael Stipe getting a pittance of a lyric-writer check for "Cellphones" for a random sentence he said in an interview that wasn't even originally an interview with Al. There are just multiple layers of ridiculousness involved in that one.
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I've never been to any Weird Al Yankovic concerts. Ever since I've become a fan I have never heard of any concerts that have been held in town.

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I obeyed Al. I didn't download that song. Or did I? You know what? Now I can't remember for sure.

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weird user @ Jul 5 2007, 09:11 PM wrote: I've never been to any Weird Al Yankovic concerts. Ever since I've become a fan I have never heard of any concerts that have been held in town.
Us Brits haven’t seen Al and his band in concert neither, but fingers crossed! Hope to see them sometime in the future.

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There is this one line in the song, where Al says "You'll go to jail like Tommy Shore". Now, who is Tommy Shore? I did a wikipedia search and didn't find any pages, and don't feel like checking the many post shere just to see if it has alreayd been answered.

And before anybody asks, no, I didn't live in a cave or under a rock (or in a rock... or even in Iraq :lol: ) back in 2006.

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:lol: It's Tommy Chong, who was part of Cheech And Chong (who were two comedians.)
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