AiYume wrote:He told a very funny story in Oakland, CA leading up to One More Minute about a station that wanted to bleep a certain word. It still makes me laugh thinking about it!
He also told this story in Denver.
Also in Denver, there was a bit of banter between Al and Ruben in the introduction to WDTAHTM. He said some people may actually recognize Ruben from his days as a child actor and stated his most famous role was "Little Cousin Jorge" on the fifth season of Chico & The Man. Al asled Ruben to repeat his famous catchphrase and he said something like "Si, Muchas Gracis Senor Yankovic" to which Al replied "that was borderline racist." Al asked him what Freddie Prinze Sr. was like to work with and Ruben said "very edgy". Al then asked Ruben if he still gets residuals for this and Ruben joked that he made about as much from that show as he does going on tour with this band.
He introduced NTTH by saying "this may look like an accordion but its' actually a pipe organ" before going right into the song. He introduced GOD by saying that he had actually written this song about his own life/childhood but had taken massive creative liberties with it (the girls name wasn't "Michelle"). By this point in the tour his introduction to Twine Ball included the name of the real life man who "built" the Twine Ball (Francis A. Johnson).
He had also started introducing UHF by talking about a 1989 film that "changed the world" and naming Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade as that film ("a film that critics everywhere agree is one of the top two Indiana Jones sequels,of all time). He said they would like to play a selection from THAT soundtrack (John Williams' haunting score "Nazis? I Did Nazi That Coming!") but since they don'the know that one, they would be playing UHF instead. Between Albuquerque & One More Minute, Al talked about how they just now started to get a nice mellow vibe going and wanted to just keep fading out to the end of the show when Bermuda suddenly kicked in with the drums to Albuquerque.
In Grand Junction, Jim forgot to sing the line "oh please don't you do it" during DDTS. Also, Al introduced BMAC by saying he was going to play a country song ("not this country, one from Jamaica") and that this would be the "cultural appropriation" portion of the show. Al introduced When I Was Your Age by saying that it was inspired by an obscure Rolling Stone Reader poll from the late '80s that determined Don Henley to be the member of the Eagles most likely to yell at kids to get off his lawn.
Al introduced Airline Amy & She Never Told Me She Was A Mime by saying how the former is consistently ranked in the bottom three in online lists of his songs ranked from best to worst and that the latter is always consistently at the bottom when the former is second from the bottom. He & Jim teased a special extended version of My Own Eyes where Jim was going to hold his opening note for 30-45 minutes until Al just decided to do the "regular" version.
Finally, he introduced One Of Those Days by mentioning it being a deep cut from Polka Party and saying how that is such a redundant phrase since Polka Party was such a flop if an album that all of its songs were deep cuts and that he was wasting his own and everyone's time and lives by saying way more words than he needed to.
Life is a bowl of three-legged salamanders swimming around in an infinite ocean of strawberry jello...