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Mission Statement March 16, 2018

Posted by Retired Geezer in Art, Economics.

Weird Al is a genius. This video is chock full of business buzzwords. Dilbert would be proud.


1. Retired Geezer - March 16, 2018

Full Disclosure: I did the lighting for Weird Al’s Living with a Hernia music video.

2. skinbad - March 16, 2018

Good guitar work–and lots and lots of synergy.

3. lauraw - March 18, 2018

Did you work on a lot of videos, Geezer? That’s pretty cool.

4. Retired Geezer - March 18, 2018

As far as I can remember I made lighting contribution only on 3 music videos:
Weird Al’s Living with a Hernia, which was a parody of
James Brown’s Living in America
ZZ Top Viva Las Vegas.

Each video had shots that were taken on the Bally’s Jubilee stage during my tenure as the Head Lightman.

Oh I almost forgot, I worked on Al Stewart’s video Year of the Cat. He used footage of the MGM Lion peeking out through the scenery. I can’t find any footage of that video on youtub but the other 3 are posted, maybe I’ll link them.
It’s fun to try and identify the same dancers in some of the shots.

5. Retired Geezer - March 18, 2018

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8. lauraw - March 19, 2018


9. Bunk Strutts - April 3, 2018

The missus attended Architecting School at San Luis Obispo with Yankovic, so it’s like we’re almost related. She said he was weird.

10. Bunk Strutts - April 3, 2018

I can’t match that story, but I got drunk with Mark Mothersbaugh’s sister one afternoon in the late ’70s. Fast forward a decade or so, and Mel Torme’s sister accused me of being a carpet bagger on Las Vegas public access TV. Fun times.

In other words, I’ve got like cred and stuff.

11. geoff - April 4, 2018

I carried the B-52’s bags for them and put them in the trunk of their rental car. They said, “Thank you.”

Practically a member of the band at that point, don’t you think?

12. lauraw - April 5, 2018

Can I have your autograph?


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