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Posted on Jul 18, 2014 02:48 pm
Weird Al Yankovic's eight-video series is still chugging along strong, as the fourth installment is bringing us an Iggy Azaela parody titled "Handy."
Clearly referring to the "Fancy" hit single, the video showcases Al's handyman skills with lyric lines such as "I'm so handy, you already know / I'll fix you plumbing when your toilets overflow," as well as a Jay-Z nod line "I got 99 problems but a switch ain't one."
As reported, the previous video singles include Pharrell parody "Tacky," Robin Thicke spoof "Word Crimes," and Lorde remake "Foil."
All tracks come from the comedian's latest studio effort "Mandatory Fun," quite possibly his last full-length release in a while, as it marks the end of Yankovic's 32-year record contract.
Al found some time to do the press as well, discussing with NPR the extent to which internet changed the game. Thinking about the old days of MTV domination, the musician couldn't help noticing the change it went through since the internet era had begun.
"Nowadays, MTV is more of a reality show channel, and I'm not really focused on that, and they're certainly not focused on me. So the internet is the new MTV, at least as far as I'm concerned," he said.
Yankovic also addressed the stories about his retirement, pointing out that the mentioned end of his record contract only means that he'll take a different approach with releasing music, focusing on singles rather than full-lengths.
"I have to be careful about that, because a lot of people listen to that and say 'Oh, Al's retiring!' I am not retiring, I intend to keep making music like I have in the past. All I'm saying is, there's a pretty good chance this is the last conventional album," he explained.
During the rest of the chat, Al shared a portion of his life story, studying architecture and ultimately becoming a musician. "I went to college and got my degree in architecture, and I thought that someday I would be an adult and have a real job. It didn't quite work out like that," he said.