No, the picture isn't out of focus, the tape case is just really really dusty. When Weird Al did his MuchMusic take overs they were always pretty entertaining, it's too bad he didn't do more of them. MuchMusic released a compilation Weird Al album in 1995 of all his TV related songs, hence the title "The TV Album". No true Weird Al fan would be without a copy. Now does anybody have a cassette player I could borrow? There is no way it would happen now because he is not that hip with kids today and I'm not even sure if MuchMusic still plays music videos.