Weird Al Leverages His Core Competencies in "Mission Statement”
Weird Al Yankovic's #8Days8Videos project wraps up this morning with "Mission Statement," a parody of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" that finds Al "applying his proven methodology" to the subject of obnoxious business jargon. He gave the exclusive to The Wall Street Journal, which didn't seem to mind the irony.
"I wanted to do a song about all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that I've been hearing in office environments my entire life," Yankovic told the WSJ in an email. "I just thought it would be ironic to juxtapose that with the song stylings of CSN, whose music pretty much symbolizes the antithesis of corporate America."
To realize maximum synergy, the WSJ followed that up with a quote from the "chief innovation officer" of TruScribe, the company that spent 10 months making the video.
By the way, CSN's Graham Nash totally got the joke. He loved the song when Al played it for him last year.