The Deep Six: Why Getting Weird Al Yankovic to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show might not be such a weird idea at‏ all‏

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by Ryan Meehan

As die hard sports fans, we’d all like to think that we have no real opinion on the Super Bowl Halftime Show. This is the time that we use to relieve ourselves from all of the Busch Heavy that we drank in the first thirty minutes of the contest, and perhaps type up a few first half wrap-ups. But in reality, like it or not it is part of the experience. Over the past couple of weeks, a petition started by Ed Ball of Washington over at change.org has been getting a lot of attention.  Ball supposedly drafted the petition while intoxicated, but the purpose of this petition is clear as day:  He wants the National Football League to get Weird Al Yankovic to perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX this February in Glendale, Arizona.

I used to listen to Weird Al a lot when I was younger.  We used to get the tapes and copy them for each other, and Al was a seemingly never-ending source of entertainment.  “Dare to be Stupid” was one of my favorite albums.  Eventually my tastes progressed towards much darker subject matter, and there was a certain passage of maturity that came with saying “I don’t listen to that stuff anymore”.  Nevertheless, I still respected the guy and the career he was able to put together with an accordion and wire-rimmed glasses.    Continue reading

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5 QUESTIONS WITH HYPER CRUSH

By Ryan Meehan

Los Angeles trio Hyper Crush is all over the place these days. They have a hit remix of Drake’s “Over” that is tearing up the dance charts as we speak. (You might remember Drake because he closed the 2010 Grammys with Eminem and Lil’ Wayne) They are throwing a release party for the video of their track “Keep Up” at LA’s famed Roxy on the 21st and they also had great seats at a recent celebrity boxing match where former Headbanger’s Ball host Riki Rachtman got his ass beat. Luckily for us, they put down the power glove long enough to be our first Universal Motown Records featured artist this week in 5 Questions. Continue reading