On recomendation from a friend… Weezer.
Oh, you’ve heard of Weezer? Tell me how much you like them.
R. loves them. A lot. He waxes lyrical about them reasonably often.
Not as often as The Smashing Pumpkins, which is like every day.
Weezer are fun and have a great sense of humour in their videos.
The genius and charm, so I am told, lies in the lyrics.
One song, ‘El Scorcho’, was written when the band was feeling sad and they got a lovely note from a fan. The song is about lonely unrequited love.
‘Keep Fishin‘ (with the Muppets) is actually a really sad song too. They’re singing “I’m good, but youknow, keep fishin’ if you need to…” The music though, is really upbeat.
Its deep happy music! Its like pop music for outcasts. We can relate to that.
How cool is that? (So I went to your room and read your diary)
“Girl, if you’re wondering if I want you to,
I want you to.
So make the move. Cause I ain’t got all night.”