Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Go, Weird Al! Stick it to the man!

...A music label's efforts to block a (relatively tame) parody of James Blunt's ubiquitous hit You're Beautiful has "Weird Al" Yankovic fighting back publicly, and using his Web site as a tool to do so...

According to Yankovic, Blunt himself gave his blessing to a song called You're Pitiful...[b]ut after Yankovic finished recording the parody, Atlantic Records, Blunt's label, told Yankovic that he couldn't release [it]... Of course, it's not hard to circulate a song these days, and Yankovic has helped that process along by making an MP3 of the track available for free download on his website...

"I have a long-standing history of respecting artists' wishes," Yankovic writes. "So if James Blunt himself were objecting, I wouldn't even offer my parody for free on my Web site. But since it's a bunch of suits -- who are actually going against their own artist's wishes -- I have absolutely no problem with it."
"Weird Al" takes this stuff seriously, bless him.

The front page of Al's website has the download links.

And sometime soon, we're gonna get a new "Weird Al" album. Yay-ness!
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