Funny/Weird

Vermont University offers a course in Weird Al

While other universities around the world offer courses in Bowie, Taylor Swift, and a few other big artists, Vermont University seems to be the only post-secondary institution that offers course credit for studying the life and career of Weird Al.

Called “Weird Al and his Polkas,” the course was inspired directly by Harvard’s offering on Taylor Swift. Taught by Music and Performing Arts Professor Brian Warwick (he’s an engineer who has worked a lot with Yankovic, the class will will focus on “parody, songcraft and music production analysis.”

The course begins this fall for both students and the general public.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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