My personal taste doesn't enter into it a lot when I make my decisions as to what to parody.
One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy.
Some people want to advertise their weirdness, and spread it out, that's not me.
There aren't that many superstars around anymore.
I suppose I had my rock star fantasies while I was singing into my hairbrush in the bathroom mirror, but I never really consciously said, 'OK, this is what I'm going to do for a living and I'm going to be Weird Al.'
I'm still a geek on the inside, that's the important thing.
At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.
You fake something until you're good at it.
I've learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.
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