Bands often annoy me so much I subject my girlfriend (lucky her) to mindless rant about their utter uselessness, proclaiming how they are a waste of oxygen and how I live in hope of the day when they have a fight over ‘creative differences’ and go their seperate ways. But you can’t really do anything about it, can you?
James Burns from Seattle disagrees. He hates the band Weezer on levels which in comparison put the Nazis and Jews on the mere frenemies level and make the Klu Klux and African Americans seem positively buddy, buddy. He has come up with a scheme to end the daily agony he is put through by the bands mere exisitance by proposing that if the 852,000 people who purchsed Weezer’s album ‘Pinkerton’ were to donate $12 each, the he could offer the band $10M to break up and never be heard of again. So who is in?
Read James’ rant below and the full story at The Stranger.
“I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90’s.
But this isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.
Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap like “Beverly Hills” or “I’m Your Daddy.”
This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.
I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.
I’m sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.
If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.
I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear”
Source: The Stranger