Communion Of Dreams

Weirdly . . .
November 20, 2007, 7:12 am
Filed under: Comics, Darths & Droids, George Lucas, Humor, movies, Music, Science Fiction, Star Wars, YouTube

In response to my last post on Friday before skipping town for a few days, a friend reminded me of this Weird Al Yankovic version of American Pie:

What adds a bit to the weirdness is that one of the people I was visiting with this past weekend was from Clear Lake, Iowa and hence is more than a little sick of American Pie, and the song was the topic of considerable conversation and humor. Having this version pop into my inbox this morning was more than a little serendipitous.

Anyway, while I usually only enjoy Weird Al in somewhat small doses, I do respect his particular variety of genius, and this is a good example of just what he is capable of. Enjoy!

Jim Downey

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How awesome is that! I laughed out loud! Thanks again for sharing with us under large rocks.

Comment by Spike

It really is quite well done – satire is so easily overdone, and Weird Al has often struck me as doing just that with his songs. But evidently this was good enough that even Don McLean has performed it this way in concerts. Gotta admire that.

Of course, McLean has a pretty good sense of humor, as this passage from the “American Pie” Wiki entry says:

“The song’s lyrics are the subject of much curiosity. Although McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Buddy Holly, none of the singers in the plane crash are identified by name in the song itself. Asked what “American Pie” meant, McLean once replied, “It means I never have to work again.”

Jim D.

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