Friday, November 21, 2008

Where Aren't They Now: 27

Joel is a die-hard Weird Al fan-- always has been, starting when his mother listened to Dr. Demento's radio show when Joel was only a child.

Joel is often teased about his admiration for the accordion-wielding parody king, but he finds solace in Yankovic's oeuvre. And not just the parodies, thank you very much-- some of Joel's favorites tunes are Al's original work, such as "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime," "Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung," or the pseudo-love ballad "Good Enough For Now."

Joel grew up knowing the parodies long before he ever knew the original songs, and still tends to sing along with the wrong version when stuck in elevators or at Applebee's. Once at a karaoke bar he even signed up for Don McLean's "American Pie," but instead sang all the words to the parody version "The Saga Begins."

Joel is downright proud to be an Al-coholic.

(Okay, okay, Joel is more than a little bit me. Happy 27th story, everybody.)


Ambrosia said...

I think this story might hit a little bit close to home there Eebs :-)

Eebs said...

Yep. Couldn't help it! ;)

Meggorie said...

Is it sad that, after reading this one, I went to my iTunes and turned on "The Saga Begins"?

Eebs said...

No, it's not sad, it's awesome. :D

Ryan said...

(also, my captcha word is "caped")