Make The Rock Hall Weird

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TMBJon @ March 25, 2009 09:29 pm wrote: Are you defining "card" loosely enough where I could scribble something down on a piece of paper and stick it in an envelope, rather than drop four bucks on a store-bought greeting card? I also don't have a printer, so drawing by hand is really the cheapest and easiest solution for me.
Good question...let's just say as long as you fold it in half before putting it into the envelope, it'll count.

But yes, I definitely want to encourage folks to make their own if they're so inclined...even if we're just talking about a crayon drawing on construction paper.
like_im_27again @ March 25, 2009 09:33 pm wrote: Do you want most of them to actually arrive on April 1?  Or is it postmarked on that day?
Ideally to arrive on April 1, but I do understand that it might be impossible for some at this point. That's why I'm trying to say that April 1 will be the official "launch" date. If your card(s) arrive(s) between April 1 and October 23, you're good. :)
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This is a great idea and we should continue to flood the internet with this campaign (I don't know why I didn't think of this before). I've started a Twitter campaign to get the word out on Al's induction. Please, everyone help me out by posting whatever links you have and this trending topic #weirdalhalloffame We can do this!

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Thanks for starting a Twitter topic, Erkman! I'll post some links over on the web site later tonight.
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CatraDhtem, are you still taking video submissions for the doc? Also, have you thought about putting the title up on IMDB? If so, I can help as I have submitted many titles. Just let me know. :)
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erkman27 @ May 19, 2009 05:45 pm wrote: CatraDhtem, are you still taking video submissions for the doc?
I most certainly am. :)

I posted about this over on the blog, but I am attending Al Fest, and I will be taping interviews with whomever still wants to appear on camera (this will be primarily why I'm there). This will be the last chance for anyone to be a part of the documentary, so expect a cut-off date for other submissions to be around that time as well.

It's a barebones list right now, but I have uploaded a wishlist page detailing some things I would like to have for the video.

Also, have you thought about putting the title up on IMDB? If so, I can help as I have submitted many titles. Just let me know. :)
I appreciate the offer, but I'm holding off on putting anything up on the IMDb just yet for a couple of reasons.

They simply don't like me there. Years ago I added a title that I was actually further along with than I currently am with the documentary, and the next thing I know I'm involved in some stupid e-mail argument with an editor at the site, who claims that they have to remove the title because the likelihood of my project being finished was in question.

When I pointed out that at the time they still had entries for an upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie and a "Ghostbusters 3" (this being around '96 or so), and that the likelihood of those were in serious question, suddenly I get an "I cannot discuss this any more" type of reply. Sigh, whatever.

But seriously, mostly I just don't want to jinx myself, because really anything could happen at this stage. I already suffered one major technical setback a while ago that I'm just now catching back up on. I don't want to make any major announcements (title and date) until I'm in a comfortable enough position to know it's going to get done.

Having said all that, things are going nicely with it. I did a great deal of additional research today at the library (the person at the microfiche desk is probably so sick of seeing me), and I'm shooting some footage tomorrow.
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Is Al Yankovic Too Weird for Rock Hall?

I say no.

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No.
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What does being weird have to with it? His contribution to music is indisputable. Just because he's a comedy musician should not disqualify him from the Rock Hall.
Oh by the way, I've cracked the code.

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All I have time to say right now is that my head hurts when I see things like "his latest is a James Blunt parody." Bloggers, journalists, et al, stop using Twitter as your main source of research.
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Yeah, it made me go back and check the date it was written, but then I saw it mentioned his 12 albums, and its always a big WTF when you see people that lazy...
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