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i might start a similar campaign for Belle and Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress and The Life Pursuit are great, even if the new one is somehow duff they're hardly in terminal decline (neither are Weezer to be honest)
and i didn't even bother with God Help The Girl (side project, i know)... the new album features Norah Jones. I'm worried! (But I am hoping that it's good)
It did intrigue me :D
But, yes. We'll get together after Write About Love and see whether we need to start a campaign.
(I too was a little disappointed with The Life Pursuit, I feel bad saying that, but it's out there now)
Life Pursuit was better than Waitress. Absolutely amazing album. Lyrically second only to Sinister.
but some shockers as well - song for sunshine, to be myself completely, for the price of a cup of tea, erm, a couple of others too.
i don't think "fold your hands" is that bad an album (Beyond The Sunrise excluded), even though that gets quite a panning.
maybe i'll listen to it again tonight.
yeah i read the interview - the last paragraph made me laugh:
The band consider the idea for a moment, before recalling that, at the behest of Martin, they had asked the physicist Professor Brian Cox to be on the album cover, but he was too busy. "But anyway, can Cox sing?" wonders Murdoch.
"He can play keyboards!" Martin leaps to the professor's defence, and the band all turn to face Geddes, their current keyboard player. "Ohh," says Geddes, looking indignant. "Oh OK. OK, I'll take a hit for the team. So what am I supposed to do then? Just fuck off and do some physics?"
It was one that had me smiling like a loon on the train.
even it the new album's a bag of balls, i'm still massively looking forward to it - such a great back catalogue and a fantastic live band :D
Did I mention that I AM NOT?
I'm still holding out for London next year....
-sent from my iPhone
^ of course i wouldn't do this. My phone doesn't even have the capacity to do such a thing.
You would if you could. I just know it.
(don't tell me I'm not a good friend)
But your Mum's still in there.
(doesn't work for girls, does it :D )
so after this exchange, i went home and listened to the Life Pursuit.
Conclusion: it's not my favourite, but it's better than I remembered.
I love the following tracks:
- Act of the Apostle 1 and (especially) 2 (the line "i tune in at night when my mum and my dad start to fight" is really poignant)
- Another Sunny Day (classic B&S jangle)
- The Blues Are Still Blue (which I think needs Gruff Rhys on dual lead vox)
- Dress Up In You (again, another massively poignant section "i'm knitting jumpers / i'm working after hours / i've got a boyfriend / i've got a feeling that he's seeing someone else / he always had a thing for you as well")
- Funny Little Frog (great modern-era B&S, reminds me a bit of Jonathan David)
- Mornington Crescent (again, classic B&S album-closer).
I still think it's two or three tracks too long and Stevie's writing input can be a bit shaky, but yeah, it's a good album. Just not as good as DCW or their early stuff.
and this made me all proud :)
That's probably one of my favourite B&S songs!
It's fantastic: http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/campaign-0-1079
"Jesus is the best! Rivers Cuomo is against the radical muslim Obama hate machine and I even seen him on Glenn Beck supporting family values and Bush and the war because Rivers knows Jesus is in his hart~!
"If you support Weezer then u are a good Christian even if u no it or not! Weezer brings family values back to the airwaves when all the music now is about Obama and rap and stupid stuff and not about Christ our lord! Gte back in church people!!!!
"Why come you havent been to Chuch James burns? R U afraid you wont get the bibel?!?! LOL!!! The bibel teaches to love your fellow man respect people. Thats why I hate you supporters of the dumb liberal media and Obamacare! Just say no to Communist Nazism!
"Christ bless Rivers and Weezer. U should take this 10 million dollars and bye a clue stupid!
"Youll be in my prayers and thouse prayers are wishing u straight to hell! Jesus loves u!"
Long way to go yet
I'm throwing in everything I earn for the rest of my life.
This is exactly what my slightly-drunken self wants to see.
I wish I was a wealthy man. Can someone email Bill Gates and ask him to chip in? Sod that malaria nonsense or whatever he's off doing in that Africa, this is the stuff of real import.
"Oasis are planning to reform, donate now and you can stop them"
Anything people can pledge toward the eradication of them, however small, would help me out a lot. Thanks.
They should stop creating music BECAUSE THEY ARE GUT-WRENCHINGLY HORRENDOUS. That bad.
Which is not better.
what a worthless 'fundraiser' there's a fuck load of suffering in the world and some negative idiots want to raise money to make a band split up?
...rather than giving it to Africa etc.
That's the real injustice. Right there.
In all seriousness, anyone getting angry about this is probably missing the point. Seems to me that it's pretty obvious that it's a joke.
relax and move on :)
HURR BUR DURR
DURR DURR DURR DURRRRRRRR
It's not as though they're just doing it for a laugh as they know the $10 mil will never be reached.
Will remember to refresh before I post pretty much the same as someone else did over an hour ago
so that we can focus on the suffering in the world!
'which one of you is this then'
I go on autopilot when I see a Weezer thread, sorry
they'll do a 'Deluxe' breakup.
Yes - I follow the drummer from Weezer on Twitter.
and then break up within minutes.
neil buchanananananananan can play guitar.
I should have read the article before posting.
I've let myself down :(
Or maybe just listening to Raditude from start to finish. Including the bonus tracks. With good quality headphones.
So yeah, probably...
They don't deserve a reward.
'Ladies and gentlemen:
One of the most pervasive criticisms of this campaign is that the money could be used for a better cause.
And after reading many of the comments on The Point site and others, I have decided to do just that.
So IF we raise the Ten Million (and remember, no money changes hands until we do,) and IF Weezer declines the money (because calling them “mediocre” would be generous, and they should just go away, really)….
…wait for it…
I am going to be donating the ten million dollars to RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) programs across the country. Because for fucksakes, most of y’all’s reading comprehension is for shit, and it appears that most of you don’t read well enough to appreciate humor.
I might also open a journalism school. Teach some of you copypasta "journalists" how to do something called "fact-checking".'
DOES SHE FUCK!
is a dreadful song.
that he's done it?
I hope that's legally binding
the most recent donation is for $9,998,162.
I hope they hold him to that :D
some of us have to use our fingers still
BACK IN YOUR HOLE
that is all
HE PITCHHey, I’m going to break character here for a minute, okay? Okay.The amount of attention this thing has gotten is unreal. I expected to ruffle a few feathers, but this is pretty insane.So, I’ll be shutting this campaign down at noon on Monday.Why?Well, I didn’t raise $10 Million, and Weezer are still a band, but I accomplished everything I ever hoped to.I figured since the internet wasted so much of my time with all the ridiculous articles about the new Weezer album, I thought I’d return the favor and waste some of the internet’s time.Boy howdy, did I succeed.So in case there was any doubt (and if there was, all I can say is that you’re dumber than me) that this campaign was anything more than a giant piss-take, I’ll leave you with these last words:I did it for the lulz.toodle pip,
No shit :P
that other guy has probably already been billed for $9,998,162