Make The Rock Hall Weird

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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby Heds » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:46 pm

Yankovic-Gretzky wrote:[ http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/pgmain/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/08/25/-ad1359f1f64f1e88.jpg ]

Weird Al Yankovic takes a selfie in the exhibit hall, 2000. (Photo by Neal Hamilton courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)


That wouldn't be a selfie... "Selfie" wasn't a word back in the 2000s.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby minnick27 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:36 am

Heds wrote:
Yankovic-Gretzky wrote:[ http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/pgmain/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/08/25/-ad1359f1f64f1e88.jpg ]

Weird Al Yankovic takes a selfie in the exhibit hall, 2000. (Photo by Neal Hamilton courtesy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum)


That wouldn't be a selfie... "Selfie" wasn't a word back in the 2000s.

It would still be a selfie whether it was called that in 2000 or not.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:59 pm

The 100 Greatest Rock Hall Prospects, #20-11
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20. Weird Al Yankovic: It’s quite likely that some readers think Weird Al is placed too high, or maybe should not be on the list at all. Let me explain my case as best I can. Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia takes place across several decades, and in every scene features a tortoise, the sole creature with the longevity to witness to the entire narrative as it unfolds. In a lot of ways, Weird Al was like that tortoise. As trend after trend unfolded, as political and cultural events marched through the landscape of history, as movies and television shows came and went, Weird Al was there, resiliently bursting their bubble and busting their balls. Some of the acts he lampooned were ushered into the rock and roll pantheon: Nirvana, Madonna, and Green Day are but a few of the artists whose legitimacy was validated by the fact that Weird Al made fun of them. Others fell by the wayside, as he parodied forgotten mooks like Men Without Hats and Gerardo. But the craziest thing of all was that Weird Al kept getting better. Eventually the songs about food and television gave way to funny, but slyly insightful material. “Party in the CIA” took on the national security state in a way no serious song could. “Whatever U Like” was the smartest take I heard on the 2008 economic collapse, and “Skipper Dan” was a strangely affecting meditation on broken dreams, where a Julliard-trained actor ends up as the guide on Disneyland’s “Jungle Cruise.” Way back in my intro to this series, I described one of my chief criteria as “zeitgeist,” the ineffable quality of representing one’s time. Almost every person who was a fourteen-year-old boy at some point between Al’s debut and the present remembers a time when he was the funniest person he knew. Watching the video for “Amish Paradise” for the first time was one of my ten most cherished music memories of all time. And other people can say the same for the first time they heard “Eat It” or the time they came across “White and Nerdy” on youtube. Last year, Al debuted his last conventional album from a brick-and-mortar record label, ending an over 30-year trajectory where he entered our homes through MTV, and concluded with Mandatory Fun. Al realized that he had even managed to outlive the record industry itself. Al is the tortoise, man. Al is the tortoise.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby poorboy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:12 am

I went to the Rock HOF in 2000. I learned about the Sex Pistols.

In 2016 they nominated Janet Jackson. I never felt so old.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:46 pm

It didn't happen.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby Yankovic-Gretzky » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:50 am

Any chance Weird Al is giving the induction speech for Dire Straits? No one knows what's happening with Dire Straits yet. The presenters for all the other inductees have been announced.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby TMBJon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:27 am

Yankovic-Gretzky wrote:Any chance Weird Al is giving the induction speech for Dire Straits? No one knows what's happening with Dire Straits yet. The presenters for all the other inductees have been announced.

I would say zero chance. Al will still be on tour when the ceremony happens.
The issue with the Dire Straits has to do with all of the members, Mark Knopfler especially, having seemingly zero interest whatsoever in the honor. Knopfler has yet to comment publicly since they were announced as inductees.
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Re: Make The Rock Hall Weird

Postby Yankomaniac » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:24 pm

He probably really doesn't care. The fact that it's only happening now is dumb just like all of the bands they induct way to late. Green Day is the only band that went in so young and deserved it so much. Not that mid 40's is that young when we're talking rock and roll years. The list of bands not in there is just pitiful. I doubt Al would care that much either, sure it's an honor of course, but still at this point, we'll all be dead. :lol:
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