Weird Al’s Linguistic Parody of “Blurred Lines”

The Muruch household has always stood somewhat divided on the Weird Al issue. Editor Vic has been a lifelong Al fan, thanks to fond childhood memories of UHF, popular MTV videos of his hits “I Lost on Jeopardy” and “Smells Like Nirvana” and lesser known album cuts like “Dare To Be Stupid” and “Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars.” Yet Brendan’s MTV-less Irish upbringing left him lacking in such nostalgic affection for the infamous curly-haired parody purveyor. However, being the grammar-loving bookworms that we are, we both love Weird Al’s “Word Crimes” from his new album, Mandatory Fun. It has the catchy melody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sans the creepy lyrics…

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Mary Lambert: New Album & Video!

Mary Lambert‘s long-awaited debut full-length album, Heart of My Sleeve, will be released on October 14th via Capitol Records. Here’s the new lyric video for the first single, “Secrets.” While I prefer Mary’s voice without so much pop polish, her unabashedly confessional lyrics continue to connect and effect.

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Lia Ices: New Album & Video!

I’ve eagerly awaited new music from Lia Ices since 2012′s exquisite Grown Unknown and here ’tis. The new song “Thousand Eyes” will be featured on Lia’s third album, Ices, set for release on September 16th.

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New Fave TV Show: CBS’ Extant

We had high hopes for Extant, the new Spielberg-produced Halle Berry sci-fi show on CBS, and so far it’s been everything we wanted and more. Not since Lost has a show been as interesting and mysterious. If you missed the first two episodes, you can catch up at CBS’ site. Extant airs at 8pm EST, Wednesdays on CBS.