My answer is, “Yes!” I’ve always liked Weird Al Yankovic. I remember back in the ’80,s when MTV was just starting up, there was a Canadian music video show called Video Hits with Samantha Taylor as host. At the time, video was hailed a the killer of radio. Obviously, that didn’t happen, as radio stations are still around. If anything, there are more now than before. Video Hits wen by the wayside, though, as the Much Music station was originated.
The reason for this story is something that I discovered on a little site known as YouTube. You may have heard of it in passing. While I was cruising the videos (thanks to being fortunate enough to have a high speed internet connection available), I found the newest Weird Al song, Craigslist. I’ve never come across a better parody artist than Weird Al. The man is a genius.
Craigslist is not as “in your face” funny as some of his previous songs, like ‘White and Nerdy”, “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi”, or “Eat It”, a takeoff from Michael Jackson’s “Beat it”. Craigslist still has the dry quips and really doesn’t mimic any one Doors song. Its definitely got the right backing, though, as Ray Manzarek plays keyboard on the song with his original equipment. Its a cool song. Watch or listen on YouTube. I can’t embed the video this time, as its been disabled by request.