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Weird Al Wednesday 11-19-14

Hey all, and welcome to another Weird Al Wednesday!  For today’s selection, I have chosen Dog Eat Dog from the album Polka Party!

*DISCLAIMER* I would like to apologize because this is going to be a short entry.  At the time I’m writing this, I have been home about 15 minutes after a 13-hour work day.

This style parody of the Talking Heads does a wonderful job at capturing the ridiculous musical styling of the original artist, but also the stereotypical corporate workplace.  It’s a fun song to listen to, and will get stuck in your head.  The Talking Heads influence is obvious from the start.  However, if you weren’t sure, I would refer you to the lyrics “Sometimes I tell myself, ‘This is not my beautiful stapler’; Sometimes I tell myself, ‘This is not my beautiful chair’.”  These lyrics are a direct play on the lyrics from the Talking Heads’ song Once In A Lifetime (which you can hear here).

As I said, today’s entry is a short one, but that doesn’t mean I don’t welcome your comments!  Let me know what you think of this song, or the Talking Heads, or any of the random thoughts that come to mind as you listen.  Until next time, stay weird!