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Exploiting our Archives: The Weird Accordion To Al: Day One "My Bologna"

About six years ago I received a direct message on Twitter from my childhood hero and early role model “Weird Al” Yankovic that changed my life. He wrote that of all the writers in the world, he had chosen me to tell his story and write his book. After making sure that it was not some manner of hoax, my future wife and I jumped up and down and squealed with delight. Have you ever genuinely squealed with delight? I mean, really, really squealed, with whole-soul, whole-body, utterly non-ironic delight? It feels pretty great. It also feels pretty great when someone you grew up idolizing wants to become your collaborator. It’s one of the only natural highs that didn’t completely suck. 

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