September 19, 2006
@ 12:04 AM

I saw the following entry entitled Premiere Cancelled on Weird Al Yankovic's MySpace page where he writes

I'm very sorry to say that the AOL "First View" Premiere of the "White & Nerdy" video has been cancelled.

Apparently, the video has already leaked online, and AOL doesn't feel comfortable doing a "World Premiere" promotion for a video that a number of people have seen already. (I can understand songs leaking, but a video? How'd THAT happen?)

Anyway, it's really a bummer... it would have been great promotion for the album... but hey, life goes on.

I was just watching the video on YouTube which now seems to have been taken down. It sucks that Weird Al is losing a promotional opportunity because his video leaked onto YouTube. I just might go ahead and pickup this CD as a show of solidarity.

The song is sweet, you can hear it for yourself at http://www.myspace.com/weirdal.


 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:18:10 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Interesting - a proeminent MS employee has nothing else to do at 16:04 PDT than watch videos on YouTube? What do you people DO all day long? No wonder MS isn't capable of releasing anything anymore. I thought you people in the MSN division are more agile, ship high-quality software more often... Nevermind.
Dan
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 3:10:49 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
So basically AOL is punishing the artist in order to get back at the leak? Sad really.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:25:33 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
IT sucks that AOL is so lame in all respects. Don't blame YouTube.
pwb
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