I was gonna put this in Hangin' 27, but I don't think we've ever really had a topic on the music, movies, shows, books, etc. that Al Yankovic (and not necessarily "Weird Al" Yankovic) likes and recommends, and I though it could make for a pretty good discussion.What’s the best thing you listened to in 2012?
I’m a friend and fan of Ben Folds, and I was very excited when he told me he was getting back together with his BF5 bandmates to record a new album. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind came out in September, and it’s every bit as good as I’d hoped.
What’s the best movie you saw in 2012?
I think I might have to say Argo. Ugh… Does this mean I need to apologize for all the snarky Ben Affleck jokes I made when Gigli came out? Sorry, Ben.
What’s the best TV show you watched in 2012?
Television seems to be going through another Golden Age, which makes it nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite from the bunch. The shows winning all the awards—Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Louie, Homeland, Modern Family, and 30 Rock—are all insanely good, as are gloriously wacked little shows like Childrens Hospital, Eagleheart, Key & Peele, and Comedy Bang! Bang!
I wasn't exactly sold on the new BF5 album--I like the sound of the first two albums, and this one seemed a little more in line with Reinhold Messner, only with less clever lyrics. But at least it's better than Way to Normal.