Featured article: Pat Finn
Pat Finn is a Buffalo, NY born musician and artist who founded two pre-Weezer bands - Bush and 60 Wrong Sausages - before pursuing a variety of other musical projects. He is the songwriter and lead vocalist behind Organic Mechanic. He introduced Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson, Matt Sharp, Jason Cropper and Karl Koch to each other.
In 1988 Pat moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco, and attended the Musicians Institute. There he met fellow students Matt Sharp as well as (among others) Dave "Burdie Cutlass" Georgeff and Tom "Soda Pop" Gardocki, later members of Wax. After, he returned to Buffalo, NY and stayed there from Summer 1989 - Spring 1990, woodshedding songs and working random jobs, regrouping his plans. While living in Buffalo he met Patrick Wilson, who was working at a music store called Music Mart in the suburb of Amherst, giving drum lessons to youngsters. In March 1990, Finn moved to Los Angeles, and implored Wilson to come with him. Wilson has stated that he knew he had no prospects in the Buffalo area, and was eager to get his music career started, so he instantly and without hesitation accepted Finn's offer, despite having no plan, few possessions, and almost no money. Soon, Finn met Rivers Cuomo while working at Tower Records on Sunset Blvd, later introducing him to Wilson.
In 1998, Finn was invited to play with Weezer as a potential replacement for Matt Sharp. This resulted in a few weeks of hanging out and several rehearsal sessions, but in the end Pat went back to Portland and later Mikey Welsh joined the band. In 2005, he appeared onstage with Weezer during the Foozer Tour in Portland, OR.
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" is an unreleased Weezer
song, demoed in the sessions leading up to Make Believe
The song was first recorded during the Album 5 Demos, and later revisited multiple times throughout the lengthy, stop-and-start recording process that produced Make Believe. It was reworked (and renamed) several times. During the Acoustic Office Demos, it was renamed "Kings Of Money," then later retitled "Show Me Who You Are," followed by "Happy Robot," and finally "I'm a Robot," which shares a Catalog O' Riffs entry with "Prodigy Lover." "Show Me Who You Are" would not see release until it was leaked in 2020, when Rivers Cuomo was preparing to release demo bundles on his website. "I'm a Robot" was released on the 2010 career-spanning compilation Death to False Metal.
Though the song’s meaning has never been confirmed, some fans speculate that the song is about Matt Sharp, as “Prodigy” could refer to the model of Moog synthesizer.
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RIP Ric Ocasek
Ric Ocasek, who produced Weezer's first, third, and ninth studio albums, has passed away at age 75. Weezer owes much of their success to his artistry, guidance, and influence. He will be dearly missed.
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Download the Weezer Fan Club App for free from the Apple and Google app stores. The app is a handy free all in one Weezer portal of news, tour info and online weezer merch shopping. And when you use it to sign up for and log in to your Weezer Fan Club membership, you get much more for your annual renewable membership fee, including:
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A note to those who are already Weezer Fan Club members (signed up 2014-2018) - you do not need to renew your membership, you only need to log in for all the perks. And, the 'new membership' merch bundle is available to you too of course, as always, at a discounted cost. You will receive an email with the details.
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