It’s been 12 years since Weezer released an album actually worth listening to.
Now – after 14 years – it is time to create some nostalgia about the nostalgia that originally popularized that Weezer/Buddy Holly/Happy Days/Spike Jonze blissful glee that took the MTV Music Video Awards/the early 90s alt/indie crowd by storm.
I once saw Weezer open for No Doubt, I think that was in ’95… oh the good ‘ol 90s.
So the new Spike Jonze/Weezer video will be to some song called “The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived.” I haven’t heard the song before but I presume it is a story about Rivers Cuomo – although it would seem a lot more fitting for Rivers to be writing the song about Matt Sharp.
Anyhow, just can’t wait to watch Spike’s new video on mute – it’s like that time when I was a teen and my BFF hosted a Grade 7 News Year’s Party where we put MTV/MUCH MUSIC on mute, played our own music, and got our adolescent freak on with the images of a young unadulterated Britney Spears running through our minds.
Listening to Now:
Conor Oberst Gentleman’s Pact EP (2008). Has anyone started to notice the Emo World growing more and more alt country alongside Conor Oberst??? Don’t you just love watching an emo/alt country kid’s dye-stained-bangs flap up and down in rhythm with a stomping foot, clapping hands, and bandana-neck-tie?
Deerhunter Weird Era Cont (2008). I wonder if this bonus Deerhunter album would have been included in the physical release had Microcastle not been leaked over 6 months before release???