Weird Al Wants to Go Digital, Would Rick Roll The World
Rob Walker | June 20, 2008 at 12:08 pmby
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And I mean, if anyone is more perfect than Weird Al Yankovich for youtube, I don't know about them. I think I'd rather not.
At least it would beat getting rick rolled.
As a parodist, Weird Al Yankovic notes "timing is off the essence." So the accordion-playing artist, who in the past has lampooned "Star Wars," Michael Jackson, Chamillionaire and Queen, is hoping to use viral tools in the near future to keep things even fresher.
"Certainly there is the possibility of me being a lot more topical," Yankovic tells Billboard.com. "Before I would have to wait until I was getting ready to put an album out and hope I'd be able to latch onto something that was topical and timely -- and even then it would be a couple months before I'd be able to get an album in stores.
"Now, with iTunes and portals like that, ostensibly I could come up with an idea, record it and get it out in the marketplace within a week. That's exciting."
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