Dave and Ethan celebrate the 40th anniversary of Weird Al’s “Another One Rides the Bus” with guest Beefalo Bill Burk, who was on hand – and added miscellaneous insanities – on the day that legendary song was performed live for the first time on The Dr. Demento Show on September 14, 1980.
Besides being a long-time Dr. Demento Show sidekick, Beefalo Bill and Al were Cal Poly classmates and both KCPR deejays. Bill is also an avid photographer, with one of his photographs appearing in Bermuda’s book, Black & White & Weird All Over – The Lost Photographs of “Weird Al” Yankovic ’83 – ’86.
Dave & Ethan launch a podcast!
Dave “Elvis” Rossi & Ethan Ullman are two of the biggest Weird Al fans in the world!
You may recognize Dave as the fan who spearheaded the campaign to get Al a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, including helping to raise the necessary $40,000 to pay for it! He is also known for his extensive Weird Al collection, his Weird Al tattoos, and this podcast!
Ethan has amassed an impressive Weird Al collection of his own, as well having spent time as a stand-up comedian, storyteller, and comedy radio show host – having interviewed Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, Marc Maron, Kate Flannery, Awkwafina, They Might Be Giants, Margaret Cho, and even Weird Al himself!
Dave and Ethan met through their mutual Weird Al fandom in 2007. After realizing it wasn’t unusual for them to be on the phone discussing Al and their collections into the wee hours of the morning, starting this podcast in May 2019 was a natural progression.
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