Weird Al Yankovic talks about his 30-year career making musical parodies and a new book about his life, Weird Al: The Book.
Today on Soundcheck, a look at a new book by The A.V. Club's Nathan Rabin, Weird Al: The Book. Who better to talk about the one-of-a-kind comedian and musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic than Weird Al himself. Yankovic joins host John Schaffer to discuss his life, his long-lasting career and the new biography.
Then Portland indie rock band Menomena stops by the Soundcheck studio to perform songs from its latest record Moms.
Al Yankovic talks about his career creating musical parodies, the release of his latest album, “Alpocalypse,” his first in five years, and his new children’s book When I Grow Up, about a boy who has many different ideas of what he wants to do when he grows up—from chef to snail trainer to gorilla masseuse. He’s also created an app based on the book.