1424 – Cruising with “Weird Al” Yankovic


“Weird Al” Yankovic, who is actually not that weird at all, but really a nice guy with a good sense of humor, incredible musical talent, and a penchant for rhyme and meter that makes him uniquely qualified to assume his role in pop culture. And, ok, he’s a little weird I guess.

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In-studio notes by Garon Cockrell

NNF 1424 – Weird Al Yankovic
New Album – Mandatory Fun

00 – Hello indeed! Welcome in 1424! 14 Sutherland!

Get those finances in order! Get in on The Players Club!

Jimmy hasn’t been watching Kojak lately. Catching up on lots of stuff. He officially turns around on Nathan Lane.

Josh Brolin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Brolin

Divorced from Diane Lane. His mother is Jane Cameron a wildlife activist.

05 – Weird Al is our guest!!

Sirius pricing; http://www.siriusxm.com/ourmostpopularpackages

10 – Jimmy is either white trash dad or the coolest dad. He took Oliver to see Kiss down in Irvine.

Jimmy is still having trouble sleeping. Danielle leaves for work at 8.

Podcast away!

Jimmy cleans it up for Al. He can get it out of his system.

Jimmy’s gonna wrap it up quickly.

Muted Tones might be a good song title for Al. Maybe a Moody Blues parody Matt suggests.

Jimmy off and back on board with a Moody Blues parody.

15 – Jimmy finishes his sleep issues story, which includes having to move a car seat (or a chair as Walter Koenig calls it) from his car.

Al’s new album Mandatory Fun is available now!

Weird Al Box Set: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Weird%20Al%20box%20set

20 – Nancy Kerrigan attack was January 1994. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Kerrigan

Gene Simmons Video: http://gunshyassassin.com/news/video-did-gene-simmons-piss-himself-during-live-show/

We’ll be right back!

Welcome back! 1424 14 Sutherland or 14 Kiefer. Jimmy decides to go Kiefer. His friends dad did the hair in The Lost Boys and Baywatch.

25 – I’m here! New site coming soon! Eliot’s here, not on mic for the audio so we can play Al’s music. Thumb is up!

The honcho!

Our guest Jimmy describes as Legend, Iconic, “Weird” Al Yankovic!!

Jimmy wonders what font size the info Al’s manager sent over is.

Jimmy talks about his history with Al’s music and hearing him on Dr. Demento on Sunday night radio.

30 – Al talks about recording songs at 14 or 15 on a cassette in his bedroom and sending them to Dr. Demento.

Belvedere Cruising was the first song they played.

Matt’s favorite Al song is Twister.
Jimmy’s favorite is You Make Me. Al calls that a deep cut! Jimmy talks about playing in on Comedy Death Ray radio and being proud of playing a deep Al cut and then finding out Hardwick played the same song,

35 – Chris Hardwick, Diane Lane, and Josh Brolin are all handsome people.

Jimmy talks about taking Oliver to the Kiss concert.

Oliver’s favorite Kiss song currently is War Machine!

Kiss opened with Psycho Circus, a top 5 song of Olivers! They did all the songs!

Jimmy felt weird bringing Oliver to the show. He got looks from people both positive and negative.

40 – Oliver loved the show! Might have been a little scared but loved it. Jimmy asked him to describe it in one word: AWEESOMME!

Jimmy offended by MiniKiss because they lip-sync and don’t actually perform.

MiniKiss vs TinyKiss


Al is a vegetarian since 1992.

Jimmy decided Last Night, no more McDonalds.

“If there is anyone in the world that should be a vegetarian it’s you.” – Danielle to Jimmy.

Al’s wife was a vegetarian until she got pregnant. Al’s daughter is 11 and named Nina. She’s at a science camp.

45 – Jimmy asks if he misses his daughter when she is gone. He does, this is the first time she has been away from the family this long. Jimmy says he wouldn’t know what to do if Oliver was gone that long.

Matt plays a bit of a new Weird Al track, Tacky, parodying Happy by Pharrell.

24 Hours of Happy – http://24hoursofhappy.com/

50 – Lots of great cameo’s in that Tacky video. It’s a one take video. No Edits!

Al did a charity event for Mercy Hospital with Eric Stonestreet.

55 – Jimmy asks the highest charting song – #12 on America’s Top 40 Casey Casem era. White and Nerdy went to #9 in the Ryan Seacrest era.

Eat it was #12 with Casey Kasem. #1 in Australia!

Jimmy asks about asking permission from artists to use their songs. There was a time when Al was recording next door to Michael Jackson.

Prince famously denied Al Yankovic’s request to parody a song.

Prince at the French Open with a scepter.


60 – Al talks about Prince bringing his bodyguard on stage to accept an award.

Jim Messina – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Messina_(musician)

Kenny Loggins Autobiography – http://www.amazon.com/The-Unimaginable-Life-Lessons-Learned/dp/0380793296/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1404758475&sr=8-3&keywords=Kenny+Loggins+autobiography

Kenny Loggins singles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Loggins_discography#Singles

The guys talk labels and record stores.

Al made sure he lived near a Tower Records when he moved to LA proper. He grew up in Lynnwood, next to Compton. Lynwood is 23 minutes from Baldwin Hills.

65 – Al details the payment for using songs in his Polka Medley, which Matt is about to play us out to break with. But first, Al talks about doing medleys at coffee houses in college. He’d just do whatever song popped into his head.

Jimmy is a fan of medleys.


We’re back!

70 – Jimmy took a thumbtack to the eye!

Off air the guys talk about going to the Kesha concert and how the entire audience was there for Pitbull. It was pre-Timber.

Dr. Demento: http://www.drdemento.com/

75 – Eddie Deezen – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Deezen
Arnie Stang – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Stang

MTV time! Al’s first video on MTV was Ricky! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZlLQLFq_H4&feature=kp

Jimmy asks about lipsynching on TV and how it works for the drummers.

Al was on American Bandstand one time. “As soon as they say yes, walk out the door.” Advice from Dick Clark to Al.

80 – The Weird Al Show! http://www.amazon.com/The-Weird-Al-Show-Complete/dp/B000EQ5UVE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404759869&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Weird+Al+Show

The guys chat Emo Phillips.

Jimmy resets and tries to remember the question he had about I Lost on Jeopardy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

85 – Frankie Yankovic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Yankovic

He used to say he was Al’s uncle.

Dick Clark’s daughter is named Cindy. Jimmy bored her to tears about Dick Clark since he is fascinated by him.

I don’t see a Dick Clark bathroom remodeled to look like an airport bathroom but his house was designed to look like a cave.


The guy talk drones.

Rumor Has It… – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398375/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22


Jimmy saw it!

Al opened for The Monkees on the Here We Come Again Tour in 87.


Al talks about opening for Missing Persons in 82 and getting pelted for 45 minutes. After the curtains went down the band scrambled for the change on the stage.

Weird Al is officially indie!

Jimmy has decreed and declared that Weird Al deserves his fame.

We’re closing it out with another track from Al’s new album. Jimmy wants to do a radio intro for the song.

New album from Robin Thicke: http://www.amazon.com/Paula-Robin-Thicke/dp/B00KTS9ZFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404760930&sr=8-1&keywords=Robin+Thicke

Jimmy tries to introduce the next song but blows it.

This flew by! Action Packed! A Sardine Can of fun per Al.

“They’re the creative types” – South Side Chicago Guy on gays.

Mandatory Fun is Al’s 14th Album!

Matt wonders about unreleased tracks. Al said there aren’t any. He gets 12 ideas records 12 songs and that’s all.

Jimmy asks what the Prince song would have been, Al says he’ll tell him off air.

Jimmy compliments Al on his career, and says he is always consistently great. Jimmy’s honored to have Al on the show.

Al’s welcome back any time. He says he’ll be in tomorrow.

Too soon per Jimmy!

We’re out of here! Here’s some Foil!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper