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It's not as though it's getting any kind of significant play on the radio or anything.



Actually, W&N has gotten significant radio airplay, especially when it first came out. It helped to contribute to W&N's debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #9.

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Indeed it has. My neighbor told me the other day, "I cannot turn the radio on without hearing that man," as if it was my fault or something.
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weirdojace @ Nov 9 2006, 10:08 PM wrote: White and Nerdy is a single. It was released to radio stations. You probably could find some copies of it on eBay...


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I have to agree with Well, Well, Well that Al's physical presence in a video is much more effective than even the best animation. So much of Al's appeal is personality driven, and, even though I'm developing a new appreciation for the art form, many people still see it as "a cartoon".


If W&N had been animated, I can almost guarantee it wouldn't see the success it has seen. None of the classic videos that I can think of (with the notible exception of Ah-Hah's Take On Me) have been animated. People want to be able to see their rock stars in the flesh, not as a 2-dimensional doppelganger.
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SmileyGirl87 @ Nov 10 2006, 08:34 PM wrote:
Actually, W&N has gotten significant radio airplay, especially when it first came out. It helped to contribute to W&N's debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #9.

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Maybe it's just a regional thing then. Every station here is owned by either Infinity or Clear Channel, and they wouldn't touch Al with a 20 foot pole <_<

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spmahn @ Nov 12 2006, 12:12 AM wrote: Maybe it's just a regional thing then. Every station here is owned by either Infinity or Clear Channel, and they wouldn't touch Al with a 20 foot pole  <_<


Ditto. I live in NYC, and lemme tell you, the radio is more commercial then Minute Maid Park! But, I don't know, I have a friend with the ability to completely recite the whole song, and yet I have never heard it on the radio. Although I don't listen to Z100 (the top 40 station) I have a friend who does, but tells me he never hears it. Either that or I'm just really disconected from society.

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Squirrelygirl Posted on Nov 10 2006, 08:17 PM
  I have to agree with Well, Well, Well that Al's physical presence in a video is much more effective than even the best animation. So much of Al's appeal is personality driven, and, even though I'm developing a new appreciation for the art form, many people still see it as "a cartoon".


If W&N had been animated, I can almost guarantee it wouldn't see the success it has seen.



I agree 100.27% :)

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Under the "Flash" section, there's a bunch of different texts of some of their privious work. (i.e. This Land, Second Term, 2-0-5, Big Box Mart) Anyways, along with their other flash links , there's one labbled "Weird Al". But it doesn't take you anywhere when you click on it.
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Thanks for the info, Barney Slayer! :)

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