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Old 07-14-2014, 09:15 PM
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Default Bermuda and Weird Al get Tacky!

Awww yea, new video featuring DW admin extraordinaire Jon Bermuda Schwartz (and some other people). Love it!

http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weir...arrells-happy/
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:23 PM
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bECaUse i'M tAckY…

Great video! Too bad Bermuda had to play such a repetitive pop beat.

I wonder if that gets frustrating not being able to show your chops?

Weird Al should put out a concept album with wacky / tacky original stuff.

But then again not. Bermuda would be out of a job and then he'd get really mean. ;-)
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:04 PM
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bECaUse i'M tAckY…

Great video! Too bad Bermuda had to play such a repetitive pop beat.

I wonder if that gets frustrating not being able to show your chops?

Weird Al should put out a concept album with wacky / tacky original stuff.

But then again not. Bermuda would be out of a job and then he'd get really mean. ;-)
Knowing Mr Bermuda a bit, I can relatively confidently tell you he has no problem playing a pop beat and having a good time of it. It's all about attitude, and his is good.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Bermuda and Weird Al get Tacky!

Just saw this video on the Rolling Stone website, and knew if I headed over the DW there would be a thread!

Another brilliant video, and song by Al, I really don't know he always manages to get really funny lyrics (replacement lyrics) that fit and scan so well.

If you have not yet seen it, go!
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:23 PM
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That was actually Bernard Purdie
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:36 PM
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Brilliant. This is hilarious.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:07 AM
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Of course that's a loop in the recording, but we are playing it live on Conan this Thursday. FWIW, it will sound just like the recording.

I don't stray much to begin with, but it really takes discipline to repeat 1 bar over & over without any variation! We'll see how I do in a few days!

Wait'll ya see and hear tomorrow's video (my personal fave!) Either catch Al on The View, or check out www.weirdal.com after 11am ET. :)
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:08 PM
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Of course that's a loop in the recording, but we are playing it live on Conan this Thursday. FWIW, it will sound just like the recording.

I don't stray much to begin with, but it really takes discipline to repeat 1 bar over & over without any variation! We'll see how I do in a few days!

Wait'll ya see and hear tomorrow's video (my personal fave!) Either catch Al on The View, or check out www.weirdal.com after 11am ET. :)
Looking forward to this Jon!
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I don't stray much to begin with, but it really takes discipline to repeat 1 bar over & over without any variation!
This is indeed the hardest thing for me to do. Maybe it depends on your musical background, but I spent so much of my formative years trying NOT to repeat myself that doing something extremely repetitive is almost physically uncomfortable for me. But I've made it a priority to get better at it over the past few years with good results.

Looking forward to seeing the show, Jon!
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:18 PM
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This is indeed the hardest thing for me to do. ….But I've made it a priority to get better at it over the past few years with good results.
This is actually one of the things that I'm really good at. When I get into an money beat groove, I can stay there for quite a while.
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What would have Bermuda worn if he was in the Music Video?
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What would have Bermuda worn if he was in the Music Video?
Bermuda shorts, of course. With socks/sandals and the worst flowery neon Hawaiian shirt available.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:34 PM
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Not a lot of music out there that elicits an honest smile...great contribution to the betterment of mankind Bermuda!
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Love the album. Looooooooooove this album so much.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:29 AM
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Cool !!

I never realized it until now. Bermuda plays in a cover band, sorta, kinda.......

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Old 07-16-2014, 05:41 AM
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Word Crime is great................
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:49 AM
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Cool !!

I never realized it until now. Bermuda plays in a cover band, sorta, kinda.......

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That is so not true.


Really, it's more of a tribute band. :)
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Old 07-16-2014, 06:01 AM
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That is so not true.


Really, it's more of a tribute band. :)
I guess I simply meant he has to learn how the standard song was originally done.
While Al twists them into his own form of humor.

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Old 07-16-2014, 09:24 AM
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At least one Sydney radio station has been promoting the "Tacky" video.

Just watched "Word Crimes". Both WC and Tacky are so well done. Great attention to detail lyrically and musically.

Well done to all involved.

@bermuda - any danger of a tour down under in the future?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:37 AM
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Great job all round. "Not taking yourself seriously" yet with a strong underlying professionalism is a very tough thing to do.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:07 AM
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Loved the "Word Crimes" video. It touched on some of my pet peeves about the social media age.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:10 PM
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Thanks all, and there'll be new videos every day through next Monday. The album has been #1 on Amazon Music on & off for 4 weeks, and is #2 on iTunes. Smells like another Billboard top-10!

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Old 07-16-2014, 03:12 PM
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Thanks all, and there'll be new videos every day through next Monday. The album has been #1 on Amazon Music on & off for 4 weeks, and is #2 on iTunes. Smells like another Billboard top-10!

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Old 07-16-2014, 03:49 PM
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All my colleagues at the college were swearing that Fall Quarter, "Word Crimes" will be required viewing for all incoming freshmen. Great work B!
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:50 PM
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Where is that Like button ? Congrats on the continued success.
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Just watched #3: "Foil"... and laughed inappropriately loudly at work. Probably because I know a student who qualifies for the second verse.

Great job again B!

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Loved "Word Crimes" - wish I'd written that!

Wish I could play it, too.
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Gets to show his chops. Its more difficult to cop someone's groove than play your own stuff.

Interestingly enough, for better or worse, Weird Al is a pop icon, no one else is doing it, by default he's the Elvis of pop parody.


Bermuda, what HH's did you use on Tacky and Word?

The ones on word sound small, 13's maybe, or 12's?
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Word Crime hit every single thing that my students do on their reports. Makes me nuts! I want to play it for each of my classes when we start up again next month.
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Bermuda, what HH's did you use on Tacky and Word?

The ones on word sound small, 13's maybe, or 12's?
Both songs were sequenced, but the hats are samples of mine:

For both open and closed sounds, Tacky is Istanbul Mehmet 13” Hats, and Word Crimes is Sabian 14” Manhattan Groove Hats pitched up 1.5 steps (which is why they sound a bit higher/smaller.)

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I have liked all three so far with bigger props to Word Crimes. My problem is I don't listen to any current music so I don't know what they are parodies of. Duh.
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I have liked all three so far with bigger props to Word Crimes. My problem is I don't listen to any current music so I don't know what they are parodies of. Duh.
The video being released on the 21st will be more your speed.

Mine too! :)
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Bermuda, I was wondering: do you guys get any assistance from the parodied artists or their production team with regard to sheet music, arrangement or production tips or do you have to figure it all out like the rest of us (try to) do?
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Bermuda, I was wondering: do you guys get any assistance from the parodied artists or their production team with regard to sheet music, arrangement or production tips or do you have to figure it all out like the rest of us (try to) do?
We're on our own for parts and sounds, with only two exceptions: there was a track 20+ years ago that was basically donated by the writer/producer, and another on the new album where I nabbed one sample from the band. That wasn't out of desperation, it was just really wanting to get the sound right.

Except for those, the live and sampled sounds you hear are all mine.

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iTunes has 784 reviews and 620 are five stars......Rock on

One comment...He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of Life. lol
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Wow, I can't even go anywhere online without seeing people talk about how good the new Weird Al stuff is. Congrats!!


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My problem is I don't listen to any current music so I don't know what they are parodies of. Duh.
I haven't listened to current popular music in like 10 years, so I'm with you, I have never heard the originals songs that are being parodied.
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I haven't listened to current popular music in like 10 years, so I'm with you, I have never heard the originals songs that are being parodied.
For reference, here are the 5 originals parodied on the record:

Fancy - Iggy Azalea (Handy)
Royals - Lorde (Foil)
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (Word Crimes)
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (Inactive)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (Tacky)
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Tacky was pretty good but word crimes absolutely made me lol, ROFL, pmsl, etc.
I bow to the master of parody (and his drummer of course) : )
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Friggin bravo Jon, great work. Funniest stuff I think I ever heard. Al is at the top of his game. I'll be watching you on TV in about an hour.
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For reference, here are the 5 originals parodied on the record:

Fancy - Iggy Azalea (Handy)
Royals - Lorde (Foil)
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke (Word Crimes)
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (Inactive)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (Tacky)

Porter thanks for this. I too suffer from a lack of exposure to current top 40 radio. So this is a big help, at least I can be a little current.
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