Just forget the words and sing along

Monday, August 21, 2006


Well, just a short 2.5 hours ago, the first single off of "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album was posted and made available for download over at Weird Al's MySpace page.

The song is a Weird Al original. It's the very ironic choice, Don't Download this Song. Done in the style of classic 80s benefit songs, like We Are the World and Do They Know It's Christmas?, Don't Download this Song is a plea to not hurt the income of mega-rich rock stars by downloading free music.

It's not gutbustingly hilarious, but it will make you smile.

It does feel like a throwback to classic 80s Al, given they style it parodies. I could see this tune fitting in quite well on Even Worse.

Go listen to it. Judge for yourself.

In other news, Warner Brothers has become the first movie studio to open up a division dedicated to pumping out straight-to-DVD movies.

The division is called "Warner Premiere." They boast that they're going to draw a lot of big name talent, both in front of and behind the camera, to make straight-to-DVD films. And, not all of them will be crappy sequels. They hope to make 15 films a year.

The first under the Warner Premiere banner will be The Dukes of Hazzard 2, due out next year.

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