Posts Tagged ‘Emo Glasses’

Old Weezer vs. New Weezer: Applying the Age-Old What’s-Older-Is-Better Standard

September 6, 2008


I write this with the utmost gumption to say that this in no way intends to put down one of my favorite bands of all time (or rather of the years 1994-1996). Weren’t those just the golden years of effortlessly made alternative rock masterpieces? Remember when a band of assholes from Berkeley, CA made a record called “Shit” (in so many words), stole a Grammy, and sold 15 million copies? I know I do, it was everyone’s favorite now -eyeliner-sporting political satirists Fall Out Boy Green Day. And taken from the EXACT same era was Weezer’s “Blue Album,” which managed to the capture the hearts of everyone (did I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE) in 1994. The royalty checks are still being cashed every time an eight year old chooses a song to play in Rock Band simply based on the band name that sounds the silliest. More?

Gag Me

August 26, 2008

I’m making a promise right now that my next post will not judge, criticize, or malign any of my fellow human beings. Maybe I’ll write about unicorns or Tom Hanks or something else impossible not to like. Or link to LOLCats. I’m pushing for positivity, I swear.

But that’s tomorrow. When you’re slapped in the face with something so pretentious, so mired in self-importance, it’s imperative that a retaliatory strike be made immediately and with utmost prejudice. I shouldn’t be reading the Columbia Spectator anymore, I know. It’s masochistic. But like a roadside wreck, sometimes you just can’t look away. Want to see the fiery mess? Read “A Film Buff’s Guide To The 1 Train,” specifically those sections written by Dan D’Addario, then join me in a therapeutic retch-fest. Onward!