Karl's Corner - 01/26/2004

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01/26/04 five will get you ten

...we got info that you seek! The Blue Album Deluxe Edition tracklisting is as follows!

Disc One - Weezer

1. My Name Is Jonas

2. No One Else

3. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here

4. Buddy Holly

5. Undone (The Sweater Song)

6. Surfwax America

7. Say It Ain't So

8. In The Garage

9. Holiday

10. Only In Dreams

Disc Two – Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets

1. Mykel and Carli (b-side)

2. Susanne (b-side)

3. My Evaline (b-side)

4. Jamie (originally appeared on DGC rarities)

5. My Name Is Jonas (live b-side)

6. Surfwax America (live b-side)

7. Jamie (live acoustic b-side)

8. No One Else (live acoustic b-side)

9. Undone (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)

10. Paperface (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)

11. Only In Dreams (previously unreleased kitchen tapes)

12. Lullaby For Wayne (previously unreleased pre-production recording)

13. I Swear It’s True (previously unreleased pre-production recording)

14. Say It Ain’t So (original album mix)

...meanwhile, the band continues its intensive second session of pre-production in the rehearsal studio with Rick Rubin, getting a second batch of songs ready for the recording studio. This is set to continue for the time being.

...random sighting 1: This Rolling Stone Article shows the RS writers picks for best albums of 2003. See John D. Luerresen's list for some good picks, especially Brian's #7 and a certain fancy guy's #10.

...random sighting 2: Recent book about 'emo', "Nothing Feels Good" devotes a chapter to weezers apparent "emo" influence on late 90s' alt rock.

...random sighting 3: on page 70 of the book "Please Don't Kill The Freshman" by Zoe Trope: "I want to sell dork-rawk to the masses. I want to see girls with messy pigtails and black glasses jumping up and down in their DIY attire holding 'I love Rivers' signs. I want the Weezer video on MTV every day. Oh, yes. Let's make them the next 'NSYNC. I want Mattel to make a Rivers Ken doll. I want posters. I want t-shirts. I want his autograph on my boob. YES! I want it all! simple pages on my mind, caryatid"

...random sighting 4: Weezer mentioned in a new Wired.com article about new Gibson digital guitars.

...random sighting 5: This Billboard article mentions the upcoming DVD and Deluxe Blue Album.

...random sighting 6: from a set insider, look for a commercial on Nickelodeon in a few months wherein Drake Bell of "Drake and Josh" talks about his love for writing songs and playing guitar, and says "I love writing and performing my songs, but I hate the sound of my voice. Actually, if Weezer could sing my songs... that would be cool!"

...random sighting 7: from Sweden, we learn that major rock journalist Per Bjurman hasranked the upcoming 5th weezer album as "without a doubt (one of) biggest rock events in 2004"

...random sighting 8: An interesting appearance in a Serializer.net online comic.

...random sighting 9: in WPGU 107.1 the planet's "top 50 albums of all time" #8: Weezer - Blue Album. #27: Weezer - Pinkerton

...random sighting 10: SF's Live 105's list of the "Top 105 most influential albums of the 90's" has Blue at #19 and Pinkerton at #68.

...random sighting 11: CFOX in Vancouver ranked the Blue Album in their "99 Must Have CDs List".

...random sighting 12: a 6th grader's account of buying "Pinkerton".

...and finally, 2 rare weezer items often asked for, seldom seen, are on ebay right now: here, and here.