Bob Dylan's Beard

Things got weird. I started growing Bob Dylan's Beard.

In remembrance of them

Listening to the latest Weezer release, the Red Album, earlier today left me a little dissapointed, but fortunately I ran across a piece of nostalgia.  Unfortunately I don’t even remember what blog it was or how I came across it, but someone recently posted an acoustic version of “Pink Triangle,” a version that reminded me that I had it on a burned cd.  Hearing this song again is like a tall drink of water when you’re dying of thirst.  It reminded me of how much I love “old” Weezer and how Weezer just…well…isn’t and won’t be “old” Weezer ever again. Maybe that’s ok.

Only recently have I come to grips with this fact. Others have come to this conclusion much earlier than I. Really I’ve known it for a long time, but haven’t wanted to really believe it. I have now given in to the belief…and I’m ok with it.  Let me have my Blue/Pinkerton Weezer and if Weezer can come out with a gem here or there so be it. Back before the Green album came out I was sad for the fact that I thought Weezer would never make another album and would never tour again. Fortunately I have been able to see them a couple times, which is a couple times more than I ever thought I would back then (although I still regret the fact that I missed the Weezer/Tenacious D/Jimmy Eat World tour) and they’ve played the old stuff.  So today, not in mourning, but rather in honor and remebrance of a dear friend, I give you these gems.  Acoustic beauties from the late-90’s…and a freebie from the few im promptu songs Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp played together in February 2004.

No One Else

El Scorcho

The Good Life

Pink Triangle

Matt Sharp and Rivers Cuomo – Undone (The Sweater Song)

Advertisements

June 10, 2008 Posted by | weezer | , , , | Leave a comment

A bee has got to sting…but you don’t like it, you love it

                                          

After further inspection of the newest Weezer single:

I’m enjoying this edited version of the song.  It could be put on Pinkerton with no problem.  Maybe add a little distortion and screaming at the beginning instead of falsetto, take out the part in the middle that sounds like The Green Album, also the middle part that sounds like Make Believe, and the part that sounds like Elvis, and the part that sounds like Sweet Adeline(My Evaline) and the part that sounds like “You Gave Your Love to me Softly” or “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams” and easy peasy you have a Pinkerton single.  But seriously, this edited version is very radio-friendly, unlike the 6 minute epic.

  • 0:00 – 0:51 Very Pinkerton-esque
  • 0:52 – 1:17 Sounds like the Green Album
  • 1:18 – 1:50 Synthy like parts of Make Believe, but also similar to B-side “Devotion”
  • 1:51 – 2:21 Rivers talking like Elvis – un-Weezer like unless you consider intro to “Undone”
  • 2:22 – 2:54 Reference their barbershop roots (see: Blue Album b-side Sweet Adeline(My Evaline)
  • 2:55 – 3:10 Sounds like old “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams” (Pinkerton b-side)
  • 3:10 – 3:38 Again Pinkerton-esque

Weezer – The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Variation Edit)

Interesting news: according to Karl’s Corner, Weezer are releasing a cover of “The Weight” by The Band as an addition to the UK version of the album. 

May 16, 2008 Posted by | weezer | , | Leave a comment

New Weezer or Something to Smile About

Just wanted to shoot this out quick.  Did Rivers just become Brian Wilson?  I can’t believe how many tempo changes there are in this song, but on first listen I think it’s the best Weezer song post-Pinkerton.  This song makes me smile thinking about “the good life.”  It also sounds like a classic rock epic…and it’s been awhile since I’ve heard once of those.  Makes me really wish they’d finish “Songs from the Black Hole.”

Even the second song here has, I think, the first bridge since the Blue Album.  More smiles.

Weezer – The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)

Weezer – Everybody Get Dangerous

May 15, 2008 Posted by | weezer | , , , | 2 Comments