Weird Al on the Subway for a cover shoot So like many people in my generation I actually discovered a lot of popular music via Mr. Yankovic’s music. I know he doesn’t write all of his music (though actually more then you think), but his artistry is undeniably. I’ve listed just a couple videos below that illustrate my point (including his new single “Tacky”). These are a couple of my favorites. Full disclosure… I’m a Nerd (card carrying) so it’s no wonder I like this stuff.

So, here is to you “Weird Al” Yankovic. For the toe-tapping, laughs, and yes, inspiration you’ve been giving us for years. For more Al info head to his website http://www.weirdal.com/ (seemingly self coded), check out his twitter feed @alyankovic, or his Hipstragram… I mean instagram feed alfredyankovic.