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Angry Amy Wants to Know What Happened to Her High School Crush

It's one thing when your high school celebrity musician crush starts sucking and you can't respect his art anymore. It's another thing when you've lost track of him for years and suddenly he resurfaces with something else to embarrass you. Take Weezer, for example. I knew that their 2005 Make Believe release was the beginning of a slippery slope into suckdom, but I never would have guessed that four years later I'd be hearing their song uncomfortably blended with dentist office music.

Here is a video of my beloved Rivers Cuomo sharing the stage with the King of Easy Listening -- the one and only Kenny G:

If you look closely, I think you can actually see the bands' dignity shrink as Mr. G creeps onto the stage and gives them a Smurf-like smirk as he injects their poppy jam with his smooth jazz. I don't know if that's more awkward or if it's Rivers' alternation between shoe gazing and power guitar stance. Or maybe it's showing off his midriff as he rocks out. I don't know, but I don't like it.

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  1. Blogger qualler | 11:42 AM |  

    Weezer really started on the slippery slope to suck-dom way back in 2000 with The Green Album, though =w= fanatics like myself at the time wouldn't admit it then. Rivers Cuomo has been humiliating himself in the name of "the perfect pop song" for almost 10 years now. Boo.

  2. Blogger chris | 12:58 PM |  

    I just don't understand who listens to new Weezer. Teenagers think they're lame. Everyone our age longs for Pinkerton and the Blue Album.



  3. Blogger Lady Amy | 1:05 PM |  

    The same people who listen to Kenny G! That's who.

  4. Blogger paal | 3:07 PM |  

    i've decided that weezer has been a zombie family member since the green album

    we keep them chained up out in the backyard because we feel it's wrong to kill them, but at the same time, they're embarrassing the family, and i think it's time to get dad to load the shotgun

    (on a related note: chris, i know some teenagers that like weezer still... trust me, i find it horrifying!)

  5. Blogger Papa Thor | 8:12 AM |  

    So Weezer was your high school crush? How old are you guys? I only know Weezer because they had a sample video on my windows 95 cd. Wouldn't that be considered selling out? You don't see, e.g. Led Zeppelin doing ... mmmm, I guess you do. Maybe not pertinent, but I remember Brigitte's middle school Christmas concert the band played "Dude looks like a lady".

  6. Blogger qualler | 8:47 PM |  

    Dammit...I actually started listening to the new album...and...I...kinda...like it............."Can't Stop Partying" is strangely mesmerizing......is it ironic? I don't think so, but I'm gonna pretend it is. Then, it's a haunting comment on disposable pop music.

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