"Weird Al" Yankovic Song Smackdown Round 2
(Revisit Round 1--because it's where all the music is)
Well, it almost made our smackdown . . .
Let's have a mini face-off right now:
All about the Pentiums or White and Nerdy?
Be heard in the combox!
Here are the results of last week's very democratic Round 1 . . .
My Bologna vs. Spam ---> Winner: My Bologna
Eat It vs. I'm Fat ---> Winner: Eat It
Jurassic Park vs. The Saga Begins ---> Winner: The Saga Begins
Another One Rides the Bus vs. White and Nerdy ---> Winner: Another One Rides the Bus
Achy Breaky Song vs. Smells Like Nirvana ---> Winner: Smells Like Nirvana
Amish Paradise vs. Pretty Fly for a Rabbi ---> Winner: Amish Paradise
Don't Download This Song vs. E-bay ---> Winner: E-bay
The Carnival of the Animals -- Part Two vs. Harvey the Wonder Hamster & Weasel Stomping Day ---> Winner: The Carnival of the Animals -- Part Two
So. . . ready for our next round? (Of course you are!!!) =)
The "Eat It" Eight
Writing about music may be like dancing about architecture (and I have some students who will never forget that, because I made them choreograph Art Deco, Gothic and Neoclassical), but I'm going to have to write something about the songs that make it to the Final Four. So the main criterion for me here is: Which one would I rather devote half a post to in a week's time?
Another One Rides the Bus vs. Eat It
Would I rather write about the uncanny parallels between Weird Al's imaginary bus and public transportation all over Manila--or argue the proposition that Michael Jackson was Weird Al's greatest muse? Oh, no contest!
Winner: Eat It--and not just because of the food. Really!
E-bay vs. Amish Paradise
I could have a lot of fun with that 80s friendly list of E-bay purchases (And oh, man, if "I'm highest bidder!" with the money note isn't the funniest line in his smackdown, then I don't know what is) or I could peel back the layers of Amish stereotypes to get to the real theology behind them . . . Ah, we know what kind of blog this is. ;-)
Winner: E-bay--and not just because it could also be (with a few tweaks to the lyrics) the Shredded Cheddar anthem.
My Bologna vs. Carnival of the Animals -- Part Two
You know what would be cool? The chance to pit Eat It against My Bologna. You know what would be cooler? Putting a spliced up audio track with no music into the Final Four of a song smackdown!
Winner: Carnival of the Animals -- Part Two--and not just because I fancy Hilaire Belloc, Edward Lear and Ogden Nash would approve!
The Saga Begins vs. Smells Like Nirvana
What I like most about randomisation is that it presents me with face-offs I would never have thought up on my own. What I like least about randomisation is that inevitably gives me a pairing that just hurts me. Such as this one. So do I pick the six and a half minutes of sweet storytelling that is better than George Lucas' actual work or three and three quarter minutes that send up all Grunge music and only make me love the original more? I'm crying now, really . . .
Winner: The Saga Begins--and not just because I have a weird place in my rotten heart for the sad Prequels.
We'll have the first round of the Final Four (aka the "Found It on E-bay" Four) next Wednesday! =)