Mike Ragogna: Al, what advice do you have for new artists?
“Weird Al” Yankovic: These days, YouTube I think. I got started through The Dr. Demento Showwhich was in the seventies, way before people were online and that was really the only outlet for that kind of music. Nowadays if you do anything, whether it’s comedy music or any kind of talent, the internet is the best way to get discovered because you don’t have to be beholden to some executive in a glass tower somewhere to decide whether you’re good enough. You don’t have to wait online for some kind of reality TV show. If you’re truly good and you put yourself out there, you have pretty good odds of being noticed. That’s how it works these days.