Matt Sharp concert: 02/12/2004

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Matt Sharp concert: 02/12/2004
Venue The Pub at Titan Student Union at the University of California, Fullerton
Location Fullerton, CA
Date February 12, 2004
Associated album Matt Sharp
Debuts "Mrs. Young", "Time Song"
Guests Rivers Cuomo
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Matt Sharp performed at The Pub at Titan Student Union at California State University, Fullerton on February 12, 2004 in support of Sharp's eponymous debut album. He was joined by Rivers Cuomo on stage for the last four songs of the show. During the show, Sharp hinted at collaborating with Cuomo on a potential album. The pair purportedly worked on 15-16 songs together, but the project has never seen the light of day. Sharp expanded upon this only slightly in a letter to fans published a few months later.

Set list

No. Title
1. "Jumping Around"    
2. "Goodbye West Coast"    
3. "January's Girl"    
4. "Thoughts from a Slow Train"    
5. "When I Get Up" (Tegan and Sara cover)  
6. "The Love I'm Searching For"    
7. "Mrs. Young" (with Rivers Cuomo)  
8. "Time Song" (with Cuomo)  
9. "Say It Ain't So" (with Cuomo)  
10. "Undone - The Sweater Song" (with Cuomo)  

Karl's Corner post

See Karl's Corner - 02/12/2004

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Today Rivers made a surprise appearance and joined former weezer bassist Matt Sharp onstage for 4 songs at "The Pub" in the Titan Student Union at Cal State Fullerton. Matt's show was publicized as another in his usual series of solo acoustic shows around SoCal and North America, and Rivers' guesting was not announced beforehand.

The show started with Matt running through 6 songs solo: "Jumping Around", "Goodbye West Coast", "January's Girl", "Thoughts From A Slow Train", "When I Get Up" (cover of a Tegan and Sara song), and "The Love I'm Searching For". Then he warmly introduced Rivers to the general astonishment of all in the room who hadn't caught a glimpse of the pair rehearsing earlier. The crowd beefed up considerably as pagers and cell phones alerted friends around campus to hightail it over. The two then proceeded to play "Mrs. Young", a song Rivers helped Matt write back in '93, "Time Song", a new collaboration between the two, and a rather touching "Say It Ain't So". The two thought they were done at that point but the crowd demanded an encore, and after some hemming and hawing, "Undone - The Sweater Song" was played.

The show came off well and delighted the audience, and marked a public end of the estrangement that had persisted between the two former bandmates for several years. With the legal (and emotional) issues cleared up, the two have gotten back in touch as friends and are now keeping in touch and sharing music, separately from their individual works in Weezer and Matt Sharp solo. Once in a while, hell does freeze over.
- Karl Koch, [citation needed]

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