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Somebody will come up to me after a show and have me sign their arm, and the next time I see them my autograph has…
It’s hard to really articulate what the parameters are that make one song parody-able and another song not, but if I can come up with…
It becomes more important to me as time goes on to make every album the best thing I’ve ever done, so it’s a lot of…
If I could find the right kind of property, get tied in with the right movie, I’d love to be involved, but I just find…
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline,…
I did have a child, and I was reading a lot of picture books to her, but at the same time writing a children’s book…
I make charts of songs that are good candidates, good targets, so to speak. Then I try to come up with ideas for parodies. And…
I was a huge fan of ‘Mad’ magazine when I was 11, 12, 13 years old. I’d scour used bookstores trying to find back issues,…
You still have Top 40 radio now, but it’s 40 different stations. There aren’t many hits that everybody knows, and there aren’t many real superstars.
The irony is of course that my career has lasted a whole lot longer than some of the people I’ve parodied over the years.
When I go to my live shows it’s often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience.
Probably 90 percent of my albums have polka medleys.
Pop culture’s gotten much more disposable.
People never ask people doing serious music, ‘Do you ever think about doing funny music?’
People that were a little nerdy in high school would look up to me and know it gets better.
I’m very analytical, I’m very precise.
I’ve done a movie and a TV series, and someday I’d like to do a successful movie and a successful TV series. That would be…
As it turns out, there is a thing called the Internet, and stuff does go out there whether the suits like it or not.
There are probably a few library fines I haven’t paid yet, but I’m a pretty clean-cut guy overall.
Whenever I do a parody it’s not meant to make you hate anybody’s music really.
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