all time record – day four

15 May

This past Saturday morning, before heading out on adventures, I checked in, as I do, on social media, and found myself tagged by a friend with this:

Day X of 10 of my all-time favorite albums. 10 days. What really made an impact and is still on your rotation list, even if only now and then. Post the cover, no need to explain, and nominate a person each day to do the same. Nominated by XXXXXX, I now nominate XXXXXXX

I felt the need to explain:

Day Four: “Weird Al” Yankovic: In 3-D (1984)

Interestingly, I don’t actually own a physical copy of this one anymore, though a digital version does exist in my archive somewhere. This one holds the distinction of being, while not the first record I ever bought with my own money, the first one that was ever purchased expressly for me, as I asked for it as a birthday gift after hearing “Eat It” on the radio and finding it life-changing. I listened to it on my crappy little mono tape player non-stop, and from there, it was a rapid progression toward listening to Dr. Demento on Sunday nights in bed on headphones to playing music to joining filk circles, meeting some of my heroes and becoming a minimally well known geek musician myself as part of The Blibbering Humdingers to recording that Avengers parody of the Jim Carroll Band’s “People Who Died” two weeks ago on a lark.

You Could say this one was influential.

The “Eat It” video was a masterpiece, though I think my favorite tunes are “Midnight Star” and “Nature Trail To Hell (in 3D!)”, and remember lip syncing in my living room to “Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)” more than once.

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