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Featured video: Weezer performing at the Blue Horizon boxing arena; June 4, 2001



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Featured article: Guitar Player interview with Rivers Cuomo - July 2002


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A July 2002 Guitar Player interview with Rivers Cuomo regarding the equipment and recording processes used in the creation of Maladroit.


Guitar Player: What's your live rig these days?

Rivers: We're still going with Line 6 Pod Pros, which are dialed-in to sound like the Marshalls on the record.

Guitar Player: Do you even have an amp on stage?

Rivers: Now I do. For a while I didn't, and it didn't make that much difference. The amp is just sort of an emotional crutch. We got into touring with Pods when we were playing bowling alleys and places like that, and it was a lot simpler and much better for my singing, because there was no volume on stage. Now we use Pods because I think they sound better than amps—which is really sad. But, playing in arenas, there are too many variables with mic positioning and stage sound to get a consistent tone from day to day. We run the Pod Pros direct to the board, and they always sound great.

Guitar Player: Why didn't you use them on the recording?

Rivers: I brought it up, but the engineer instantly shot that idea down. He wanted amps.

Guitar Player: What are you bringing for guitars?

Rivers: I bring a lot of guitars, because I'm still trying to find the perfect one. I'm taking Explorers, Flying Vs, Strats, and Strat copies. My Strats all have Seymour Duncan TB-1 humbuckers in the bridge position.

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Featured song: "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" Play on spotify.png


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"Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" is the seventh track from The White Album.

Released in 2016, the song's provenance can be traced back more than two decades. The verse lyrics and melody originate in a demo written by Rivers Cuomo in 2002 (Catalog O' Riffs entry #405, "Don't Give Me Love"). In 2015, Cuomo lifted the chord progression from the song "Walk Away Renée" by The Left Banke, titling an early version of the demo "Awaken Early" (a partial anagram of "Walk Away Renée). The final song's title came from an overheard conversation at a party at Rivers' daughter's school. One mother said that their husband called her "School-Year Elaine" during the year and "Summer Elaine" after the school year had ended, and another mother commented that her husband had two names for her as well, one of them being "Drunk Dori". Cuomo has stated that "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" is his favorite song from The White Album.

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On this day... January 27

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A map of "Weezer's west L.A., 1991-1992" as featured in Weezine #17 - Tales of Weezer.
Provided by: Karl Koch
2021

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Featured quote - Rivers Cuomo using an AI to compose his tweets



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I'm down. Let's make a funky bop about femboys and their unique style. Femboy fashion, count down to my new bop, I won't rest till I drop and the crowd goes YEET. #FemboyFever

-Rivers Cuomo, Twitter, December 2022

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