AIM chat with Rivers Cuomo excerpts - January 10, 2002
The following are excerpts from a chat that took place on AIM that were posted on the now defunct Weezon.com. In the interest of posterity, they have not been edited for typographical errors by Weezerpedia. -megasnorkel
Rivers I want to thank you for everything you have done for us and the fans it means a lot to all of usWell,
my weakness man! It rocks!yeah and thanks for
i haven't heard it yet did it come out good?
demos are really shaping upI have to say the new
album is shaping upsorry the
so what is the title?
is it a fans suggestion?
Is the album gonna be 10 songs?
why not 20?
we're in a tough spot right now
20 would be tight...I was just wondering.
But...I don't want filler.
so then, how many?
10=about 25 minutes
So rivers Was the change to standard tuning a concious one?
and the new stuff?
conscious/unconscious=false dichotomy w me
3 more songs; what will they be?
Slob/The Dawn/We Go Together
but extend the solo on slob
like the Spaceland version
bri solothat's a
the good life solo?haha yeah - didnt he do
where can i hear the spaceland version
weezon video section
who videoed it?
A fan...I think.
dude you have no idea how much of your stuff is out there
being traded, sold, etc.
you have no idea how much of it isn’t
it was supposed to be a whole album of songs transed together
why'd you ditch the idea?
plus it was kind of a lame idea
Maybe...but those songs are sweet
well 4 of the songs are the ones on pink
and the bsides youve heard
Who You Callin' Bitch' a response to that line in Blast off....'hold on, who is it here that i see, wasn't she your favorite bitch...'Was '
sung by a female character
Cool. But do you sing it?
on the demo
that's a great song
one of m y all time favs
reintro too long
people, this needs work.
nice 'tude, though
the 'tude on slob?
structural hell hole
to each his own
well - maybe you can try to record it tonight and fix whatever u think is wrong
maybe we'll try to improve it tonight
i hope we can keep the tude though
can we post some of this conversation again?
i hate having to say the same things twice
rs yet? *Rolling Stoneokay. did u talk to
yeah it suked
what went wrong?
did the correspondence come up at all?
yeah she saw it
she'll prolly see this too
i was boring
so - when do you realistically expect album 4 to be out - with all the label nonsense and all.
anybodys guess. we'll be ready for april 30.
okay. You're going in for mixing next week?
good. me too.
i'll be a little more involved this time too
good good. What about the rest of the band - do they participate on that end at all?
different every time
do you have a tracklist nailed down yet?
help with the tracklist?
know how many songs yet?
10-15? 20? 25?
you tell me
I think 15 or even more would be cool because everyone was like oh the green album is only 28 minutes
they wanted more
well I say 10 - but then the album is too short. What about 2 CDs - 10 on each? 20? Or is that too much?
15 might be good
and you've decided on a title... what was it again?
This is hard a lot of good material
the opener should be really upbeat
The dawn is my vote, though/.
I really like the dawn as the opener as well, but it might be because you opened with it in Seattle and I loved it. That was the best performance of it, imo
good concert opener
oh yeah i forgot about that song!
I Do was cool
i sang it lame though, huh?
I always thought so.
during the Green phase you mean?
more like my whole life
what do you attribute this recent desire to go back to personal lyrics to?
nice. That'll do it
Love Explosion is killer. I think you should do more. Is it you playing?the slide work in
Photograph video?Are you happy with the
slide is bri; video is awesome
more slide please Brian
scott being there that is making you guys play more?So rivers is it
I mean the muscianship has been upped a lot.
it is rocking
he's a joy to play with. he makes it more fun.
He's very talented
well on reverb you looked so excitied to be playing
and it seemed like a cool vibe
i didn't see it
i heard they mixed my gtr out
do you guys ever get sick of all the recording? I mean you must get pretty tired. Is everyone cool with it?
its actually only a couple hours a day
its tough but we like hard work
Do you play live most of the time, or is it tracks first, then vocals.
we have a pretty cool sched now which involves live takes and overdubs and bit of rough mixing
what does entered the moebius strip mean?
scott did a weird bass thing
he went down as we went up
it blew a gasket in my mind
anything you'd like to say to your fans that have been giving you feedback?
just keep on doin what you're doin