April 20, 2011

Video: "Weird Al" Yankovic - Perform This Way

Apparently "Weird Al" wanted to release this parody of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" song on his next album.  He said he sought her permission to do so, but alas she turned him down.  

So he was forced to release the video on Youtube for free and tell the world they were going to be deprived of his genius.  Suddenly her manager says she never actually heard the song and now that she has, she loves it and has given him her blessing to go forward with his original plans. 

I call Bullshit on this one. 

I think Weird Al has always been a master at getting people to talk about his songs.  Some of his stuff has been absolutely hilarious in the past, but others have been total duds.  To me, this one falls in the latter category.

But you gotta give it to Al.  After all these years, he  still knows how to generate mega publicity for basically ripping off other artists' work!   

I only wish I could learn how he does it! :)