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Karl's Corner - 02/15/2010

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2010/02/15 Weezer Day - Mid Winter Re-Cap

2010/02/15 Weezer Day - Mid Winter Re-Cap

Merry Valentines Day 2/14, happy Presidents Day 2/15, and far more importantly, happy weezer day - 2/14? 2/15? The day of the bands formation has traditionally been recognized as 2/14/92 (Valentines day), but further research some years back showed that the band's very first rehearsal was on 2/15/92. but that doesn't invalidate the 2/14 date - I mean, they had to decide to practice as a band sometime, right? And now its been a staggering 18 years, and the Weez train rides onward... like the Energizer bunny, we keep going, and going...

Anyway, today we have some items to consider, plus some important reminders below. Hope your winter hibernations get you rested for the rock of Spring!

...Rivers recently did an interview with The Santonies for Chicago Public Radio's Sound Opinions, Rivers' favorite record review show. Sound Opinions usually airs on local NPR (National Public Radio) stations nationwide. The Rivers episode will be broadcast this coming Friday, 2/19. This will run nationally at different times in different cities, and it will be available for podcast at iTunes and soundopinions.org on Monday 2-22. List of broadcasting stations here.

....Scott Shriner's wife Jillian is a writer who has written about her adventures on Weezer tours in the past, and now is about to have a book published this spring. It's an autobiographical work titled "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem", and is getting early praise. I didn't realize they did trailers for books, but they do, and here's the trailer for "Some Girls: My Life in a Harem", featuring music by Scott.

...today's picture includes a funny (and true!) bookstore spotting by kayla/loveisquartz!

...REMINDER: Weezer has donated a new version of the classic Pinkerton track “Butterfly” featuring harpist Allison Allport to support Music for Relief’s Haiti relief efforts. Now it is your turn to DOWNLOAD and DONATE. Visit http://musicforrelief.org to Listen, Download, and Donate. Other Download to Donate artists include: Linkin Park, The All-American Rejects, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, and more. Show your support and spread the word. After you download and donate, embed the player (see our right hand column) on all of your social networking pages to help spread the word!

...REMINDER: New Contest! Weezer fans and fellow musicians can now visit Indaba Music to remix Weezer’s song “Love Is the Answer.” As announced last night by Pat Wilson on “Radio Weezer”, weezer is seeking a “global version” of the track from their recent release Raditude, with a public vote determining the top 10 winners to receive a signed copy of the new album and be featured on weezer.com and www.myspace.com/weezer. The Grand Prize winner will also have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one Indaba collaboration with frontman Rivers Cuomo to create an entirely new song. The original track can be previewed along with the transformed Hindi version on the contest page at www.indabamusic.com/remixweezer.

...REMINDER: On The 2/4/10 Sports illustrated.com Soccer podcast, hear Rivers talkin' 'bout footie.
Episode 7: Interviews with Alexi Lalas, Rivers Cuomo -- February 4, 2010

...REMINDER - Weezer is playing the 2010 Bonnaroo festival, coming June 10-12 in Manchester, TN! Tickets are onsale now at www.bonnaroo.com! Weezer is playing on the 12th. Also on bonnaroo.com, fans can get the full lineup as it develops tomorrow, details on the festival and an interactive community with other people attending the festival. But most importantly to you and I, weezer will be there!

...REMINDER: New Weezer Track "The Rat Race" avail via donation to TargetCancer! Previously unreleased Weezer song "the Rat Race" (and many other great songs by other artists including Ween and The Donnas) available at www.righttracktunes.org for a minimum .99 cent donation each! Donations go to help fund research and treatment of rare forms of cancer.