AIM chat with Rivers Cuomo - January 8, 2002
The following are excerpts from a chat that took place on AIM that were posted on the now defunct Weezon.com. In the interest of posterity, they have not been edited for typographical errors by Weezerpedia. -megasnorkel
2002?so, are you gonna tour summer/fall of
Or is that february 2002 Us tour all that there is.
we're getting into a rhythm of about a month on the road/ month in the studio that we'll keep up indefinitely
Because I live in Michigan, and none of the current dates are remotely close to me, but I'm set on seeing another tour soon.
Kalamazoo rocked. So did Detroit.
kalamazoo was good
detroit sucked ass
Just a big stadium?
I mean, what plays into that?
i haven't figured it out. it's pretty random.
So, how is the new album looking, what are your favorite songs?
demos for right now.The one that your doing the
pretty damn good. but i have weird taste.
What's your favorite song off Album 4?
dope nose with a lot of energy.You sound like you sing
it's not my favorite. i like the new bgvs
Yeah, are you writing those right now, or are they guys?
scott rules.they are! pretty awesome!
Yeah, he seems like a cool guy, how has the transition been with him comming in?
Word up to that.
I know Jason would love for So Low in the studio.
its weird how those songs fell out of favor at the last second.
Yeah, any chance of them comming back?
well, we only have 8 days left to finish recording so i don't think so
Oh really? 8 days? And then it gets mixed down?
website, have you guys been getting some good feedback with thatSo, your new technique of releasing some demos on the
Some 'constructive critisicm'
amazing feedback. very constructive
That's good, but that way there is no real surprise when it comes out, a little dissapointing.
much better than a producer or rec exec
Yeah, will you continue to use the internet for suggestions on album 5?
no surprise for the 40,000 or so fans that download but that's a small fraction of our audience. the rest will be surprised
we'll see. things are always evolving
Yeah. So about album 5...when is that slated for release.
i'm going to put up some album 5 songs soon.
If you had your way.
I read in one of your emails to a fan that it might have some more personal lyrics...is that true?
yes they're personal
That sounds cool. How many songs have you written for that so far?
several about my bbs experiences
green I know you wrote a ton of songs every day, and then kinda widdeled them down, are these more carefully written the first time, or have you just strated, seeing how there are only 7 songs.For
i don't write as much now, but still a lot.
combo of green and pink if that's possible! and some 4. but really it's a new different style.
it very well may change before we get there, though
Yeah, that is true, it is a while away.
demo-ing soonwe'll start
Alright, well I have to go. I hope you can find some time to chat with me again, but I'll always have some good questions for you.