The Wonderful “Weird Al” Yankovic’s – Word Crimes. It’s Like Fowler’s Modern English Usage but danceable.

We love this wonderful bit of kinetic typographical animation for Weird Al’s new Robin Thicke parody “Word Crimes”. Who knew Al was such a stickler? Al calls out many crimes including my own personal bête noire “I could care less.”. This track is not only catchy but also a delight for grammarians and pedants everywhere. Furthermore it is chock full of educational nuggets; Where else will you hear “educate ya” rhymed with “nomenclature”? Nowhere, that’s where. It’s Like Fowler’s Modern English Usage but danceable. Weird Al, we salute you.

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun” out now on amazon and itunes.

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PMB188: Vision Receiver (Walter Rauxel, Terry Dwyer, Keyboard, Data 70, OOIOO, Piero Umiliani, Jez Butler, Weird Al Yankovic, Ludwig and Friends, Jerzy Milian, Videogram)

PMB188: Vision ReceiverTime to catch up with some new releases and new arrivals at the Moonbase on this week’s show. We have a track from a new compilation which could almost have been put together with PMB in mind as it’s made up of Moog, brass and psych from a German library music label(!). We also have a track from the new OOIOO album, something historically futuristic from Nigeria, a track from possibly Poland’s answer to Peter Herbolzheimer, an imaginary horror theme and a couple of tracks by PMB theme composer Jez Butler who DJ Bongoboy had the pleasure of meeting up with a couple of weeks ago.

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The Music

1. Walter Rauxel: Vision Receiver from Rare Psych Moogs and Brass 1969-1981 Buy on Amazon
2. Terry Dwyer: Material 1 (Bubbles) from Funny Old Shit Buy on Amazon
3. Keyboard: Peaceable World from Hungry Man Buy on Amazon Hungry Man - Keyboard
4. Data 70: A Is for Apple from Space Loops: The Complete Sessions Buy on Amazon Space Loops: The Complete Sessions - Data 70
5. OOIOO: Gamel Uma Umo from Gamel Buy on Amazon Gamel - OOIOO
6. Piero Umiliani: Eliogabalus from The Disco-Funk Sessions, Vol. 3 Buy on Amazon The Disco-Funk Sessions, Vol. 3 - Piero Umiliani
7. Jez Butler: Felix-1 from The Lighter Side Of Concrete Buy on Amazon The Lighter Side of Concrete - Jez Butler
8. Weird Al Yankovic: Word Crimes from Mandatory Fun Buy on Amazon Mandatory Fun - Weird Al Yankovic
9. Ludwig and Friends: The Nature of Insects from Roondaboot Buy on Amazon
10. Jerzy Milian: Wsród Pampasów from Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PRiTV w Katowicach Buy on Amazon Orkiestra Rozrywkowa PRiTV w Katowicach - Jerzy Milian
11. Videogram: Regina dei Cannibali End Titles from Videogram Buy on Amazon Videogram - Videogram

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PMB187: Man Alive! Tony Hatch At 75 (Tony Hatch, Ninette, Mrs. Miller, David McCallum, Cybercom Project)

PMB187: Man Alive - Tony Hatch At 75This week on the show we wish a very happy 75th birthday to pop and theme tune composer extraordinaire Tony Hatch. Of course, this does mean that Tony isn’t quite eligible for entry into the Moonbase Hall of Fame (which has a minimum age requirement of 80). But we feel sure that in the next five years Tony will produce many more classic tunes and we look forward to formally inducting him in 2019.

We’ve tried to bring you some of Tony Hatch’s less well-known compositions as well as some cover versions of classic Hatch which will hopefully result in a quizzical look or two.

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The Music

1. The Tony Hatch Orchestra: Theme From Crossroads from Top TV Themes Buy on Amazon
2. The Tony Hatch Sound: Man Alive from TV Sound And Image (British Television, Film And Library Composers 1956-80) Buy on Amazon
3. Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass: Codename from Sounds Of The 70s Buy on Amazon
4. Ninette: Push a Little Button Buy on Amazon Push a Little Button - Single - Ninette
5. Mrs. Miller: Downtown from Wild Cool & Swingin’ Vol.3 Buy on Amazon
6. David McCallum: Call Me from A Part Of Me/A Bit More Of Me Buy on Amazon
7. The Tony Hatch Sound: Black Is Black from A Latin Happenning Buy on Amazon
8. Tony Hatch: Out Of This World from The Easy Project II – House Of Loungecore Buy on Amazon
9. Cybercom Project: emmerdale Free
10. Tony Hatch & His Orchestra: Maori from The Tony Hatch Sounds Buy on Amazon
11. The Tony Hatch Orchestra: Sportsnight from Hit The Road To Themeland Buy on Amazon

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