No, I’m not talking about the latest political candidate. I’m talking about the new Weird Al Yankovic video, White and Nerdy. I’m asking all readers who care just a weensy little bit to vote for it over at the VH1 Top 20 Countdown list. Just find his name on the list and drag it to the #1 slot (or one lower, but #1 is best). From there on, vote for whatever you want. (I ended up putting Gnarls Barkley at #2 and Evanescence at #3, with the rest being pretty much guesses.)
If you haven’t seen the video, you can catch it over at Weird Al’s MySpace page. (If you haven’t been to a MySpace page, you’ll want to stop the player which automatically starts up. Scroll down a bit on the page, just past the Straight Outta Lynwood picture, and click the Play button on the first video player.) It’s hands down one of his best songs ever, since it’s not just funny, but actually really good. If you liked Amish Paradise you’ll definitely love this, which all by itself pretty much pwns anything in his previous CD, Poodle Hat.
Anyway, go and watch it, then vote for him, capiche?
By the way, if you like the video, and you support artists who arent self righteous and pompass about their celebrity status, grab yourself a copy of the Straight Outta Lynwood CD. After all there aren’t too many artists that will go as far out of their way for their audience as this guy will. Might as well vote with your dollars, right?
Finally, I’ve decided to put this video up for all of you thinking of not buying this CD, instead choosing to go the LimeWire or Gnutella route. Enjoy.
Edit: I didn’t know this before, but MySpace gives you the code to put the video on a Web page (like, say, this one). Here’s the White and Nerdy video. Still, head over to Weird Al’s MySpace site to listen to a few more of his songs. And remember, BUY THIS CD (using this link, please).