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The D-List: Ranking Broadway’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Songs

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Which is the best of the seven new songs added to the stage version of the animated classic? (Spoiler: They’re all better than the new songs added to the live-action movie.)

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The D-List: Top 10 CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season One Songs

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

The catchiest, funniest, saddest, most relatable songs to ever come out of West Covina!

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The D-List: Top 12 MST3K Songs

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Which songs from Joel, Mike, and the Bots are the most breastakaboobical chestakamammical pendular globular fun?

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The D-List – Top 11 Unreleased Weird Al Songs

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

My favorite songs that AREN’T on any Weird Album!

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The D-List: Top 8 Songs Shorter Than 20 Seconds Each

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Dave somehow spends ten minutes discussing less than three minutes worth of song. He might not the most efficient person.

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Dave Reviews Paul and Storm’s BALL PIT

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Dave looks at the latest offering from the comedy music duo!
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Dave Reviews “Weird Al” Yankovic’s MANDATORY FUN

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s latest is the number one album in the country, and it may be Al’s final traditional album! Dave looks at this potential end of an era.

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Review: Alpocalypse

Friday, July 1st, 2011

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After some uploading trouble, this review is FINALLY up: I take a slightly in-depth look at the latest from “Weird Al” Yankovic.

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If you’re wondering EXACTLY how I feel about “Party in the USA”, this post should clear things up.

Also, check out the fan-made “Polka Face” video, to hold you over for the official one!

Making Sense of Miley: An analysis of the lyrics to “Party in the USA”

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

For those who haven’t heard, I’m back in New Haven for the summer, beginning to raise money for my return to Orlando. My time in Orlando was fantastic, and I’m looking forward to returning, but right now, I’m happy to be in New Haven with the family (well, the parents, anyway, as Nick is in New Jersey for the summer and Lizzy only recently returned from doing relief work in Haiti).

For my last month or so in Orlando, I was spending a lot of time with good friends who have questionable different tastes in music, and as a result, I’ve been subjected to the song “Party in the USA” a lot. And I mean a LOT.

Now, I can enjoy a lot of different types of music. I love Bob Dylan, despite the fact that his voice often sounds like gravel caught in a lawnmower. But something about Miley Cyrus’ voice rubs me the wrong way. Sure, she’s not the MOST grating voice in pop music–that dubious honor probably goes to Ke-dollar-ha, although Lady Gaga (when in character and desperately trying to hide the fact that she has actual talent somewhere) gets honorable mention, as does Katy Perry. (And by the way, if I hear “Hot or Cold” one more time I’m going to strangle a walrus.) Still, Miley’s voice isn’t exactly what you could call “pleasant” with a straight face, and I suspect that the Disney Genetic Engeneering Lab programmed her this way as part of a failed viral marketing campaign for a Chip ‘N Dale reboot.

So after hearing it played so many times, I’ve started doing anything to distract myself from the music itself. In a final act of desperation, I tried actually listening to the lyrics, and trying to make sense of them. (more…)

Look at Those Hippos, They’re Wiggling Their Ears; A Weird Al Single Brings Laughter and Tears

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Even though there was a new Al video this morning, my geeky overanalysis of his previous video, “Skipper Dan”, only just now got published. BEHOLD.