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Friday, July 18, 2014

Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Eddie Vedder Gets Angry, and Conor Oberst Gets Vindicated

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"43 Bumper Stickers and a "YOLO" license plate, Bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date."
Lyrics from "Tacky", Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Pharrell's "Happy". The video features Margaret Cho in yellow lederhosen -- yay!

"At some point I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive towards the gay community. I have a song called 'Just A Wee Bit Gay'."
We look forward to hearing that, Dolly Parton (Digital Spy)

"The statements I made and repeated online and elsewhere over the past six months accusing Conor Oberst of raping me are 100 percent false. I publicly retract my statements about Conor Oberst and sincerely apologize to him, his family, and his fans for writing such awful things about him. I realize that my actions... could undermine the claims of actual sexual assault victims and for that I also apologize."
That lying liar who made up lies about Conor Oberst has admitted her pants are on fire (Buzzfeed)

"This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I'm appreciative of the family, friends, fans and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives."
Conor Oberst is glad that it's all over (Rolling Stone)

"Everyone's the fuckin' same! So why are people at war? Stop the fucking shit, now! Now! Now! We don't want to give them our money. We don't want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children! Now! No more! Now!"
The Jerusalem Post didn't appreciate this outburst from Eddie Vedder at a concert in England this week, and claimed it was an "anti-Israel diatribe". They were probably right.
(You Tube)

"I don't know how his badness can't cancel out our music. We had platinum records in our houses, awards. I smashed Liberation Transmission the other day. The rest are in the garage and they'll probably never come out again."
Stuart Richardson, resigning himself to letting his old band go in the aftermath of Lostprophets vocalist, Ian Watkins, being convicted of pedophilia. Richardson now performs with Thursday's Geoff Rickly and his other Lostprophets bandmates in No Devotion. (The Guardian)

"If they had tried to offer my generation someone that had won a game show, it would've been hysterical, you would've been laughed out of the room."
Tom Petty doesn't think much of television singing competitions (CBC)

"Elaine was my friend for a while. She was, of course, a demented genius -- in loveable ways. Can we appreciate the people who are around us right now? The answer, of course, is no, for we are all pathetic human beings. It takes death for us to say aloud: thank you for everything, Elaine Stritch."
Morrissey is mourning the death of Broadway legend Elaine Stritch (True To You)

And finally, 20,000 Days On Earth, the docu-drama about Nick Cave, looks magnificent:

-- @Raemondjjjj

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