Saturday, July 01, 2006

"You're Pitiful"

Wierd Al Yankovich apparently made a parody song, as he does, of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful." But Jame's record label denied Al permission to put it on his new CD.

Guess what has been released for free all over the internet? Blunt gave him permission to put it on the CD, the people from the label were the jerks in suits.

"You're pitiful / You're pitiful / You're pitiful it's true / Never had a date that you couldn't inflate / And you smell repulsive, too." Could be describing them.

"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."

NPR story.

The Official "Weird Al" Yankovic Web Site with many links to free downloads of the MP3.

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