I personally think that Weird Al is a highly under-rated genius. It’s too bad that he doesn’t get any love from radio. Well… there might be some comedy-centric stations somewhere that play his stuff, but it should be more mainstream than it is. Thankfully, we have the internet now!
I read that Lady Gaga initially turned down the request to parody her Born This Way song. I don’t know what changed her mind… maybe she woke up with a sense of humour one morning… instead of that sense of dreadful …. style? I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t really care much about Gaga anymore. I was initially sucked in by her weirdness, and I’d turn to Vevo whenever she released a new song, so I could watch her video. Not anymore. I will admit… I’m still okay with her music, but I don’t have any interest in seeing what she looks like anymore. Maybe it was the meat dress? I dunno… She’s different, but I’m focusing on the music… and not the Gaga experience.
I think Weird Al got this one perfect!