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Taken From The Midnight Star January 1994

1. What is "Al" short for? Is it Alex, Alvin, Allen, or maybe even Alfonso? Please tell me! (Peter Carlin)

Al is short for Alfred.
2. When are you going to come out with a "Live in Concert" album? (Terrill Williams)
Probably never. But then again, I never thought my record company would force that "Food" album on me. So I guess I can't say for sure.
3. Is that picture of you on the inside of ALAPALOOZA supposed to resemble Michael Crichton's picture on the Jurassic Park novel? (Brandon Young)
No, the photographer, Rocky Schenck happens to specialize in "Glamour" shots, and I thought it would be fun to try. Kinda scary, Huh?
4. Why do you thank John Kircralusi in the liner notes of ALAPALOOZA? (Brandon Young)
For being a modern-day inspiration to me. He also picked up the check the last time we had dinner.
5. I've noticed that you're very physically limber. What's the strangest position you've ever gotten yourself into? (Patricia Catchouny)
Opening for the Monkees.
6. Could I be in a music video with you & Michael Richard? You two are the funniest people I know. (Fay Snider)
7. Do you have any children and if so did you really take them to see the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota?
No. I've never been to Darwin, Minnesota, but I hear that since the song came out, they have built a "Twine Ball Inn" and have postcards that say "Greetings from the Twine Ball, wish you were here."
8. Are you The God, or just A God? (David J. Cooper)
(There was no comment written under this question. Ed.)
9. When and why did you start writing parody songs? (Nate Cherrier)
Probably when I was 7 or 8. But there was nothing worth remembering.
10. Have you ever tried to do a parody of a Styx or Cheap Trick song? (Mrs. Hazander)
No, not yet.
11. What thoughts were going through you mind when you were up there on top of that sway pole? (for the Circus of the Stars) (Semi-Fearless Leader)
"Boy....the things I'll do for fifty bucks!"
12. What sort of music do you like to listen to when you want to be relaxed and/or entertained? (Wrenne Hazard)
Aerosmith, B-52s, Beatles, Devo, Peter Gabriel, Kinks, Oingo Boingo, R.E.M., Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, They Might Be Giants, Too Much Joy, The Who, Frank Zappa, and of course All Things Demented.
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