Karl's Corner - 10/08/2002
10/08/02 color me impressed
"Of those that are sort of on the charts today, Weezer. Definitely. My son introduced me to Weezer. I think they are a very creative, innovative young group, and I like their style, I like their music." ---Minnesota candidate for Governor Tim Penny, replying to the question "What's your favorite band?". - ...from the October issue of "Minnesota Law & Politics"
...if the phrase "prairie metal" intrigues you, youll need to head on over to the audio-video page for a little somethin' special.
...wondering what Rivers is up to? Looks like one fan might have run into him the other night. Bboard thread here.
...Philadelphia radio station Y-100 is having their annual auction to raise money for AIDS reaserch, and this year theyve got a bunch of cool autographed weezer items up for auction. Check it out and help out a great cause! Also on auction are many other rock items signed by such bands as Creed. The auctions end on Saturday October 12th.
...Upcoming Playstation2 game "Frequency 2" will feature "Dope Nose" by Weezer
The Lion And The Witch: Update
dateline Minnesota: according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, Weezer's "The Lion And The Witch" EP was the number one album in Minnesota last week!
two shops that have LOTS of Lion and the Witch EPs still in stock are Houston TX's Cactus Music [on Westiemer and Gessner], and Raliegh NC's Record Exchange [on Hillsborough St]. Fans have reported plenty of copies available at both.
Keep Fishin' report:US cd single
[US single contains the radio version plus the "Franklin Mint" version of the song, available in a very limited run].
Where to find it [cumulative: as reported by fans so far...]
Detroit, MI area:
Ann Arbor: Borders Books & Music....Utica: Rock-A-Billy's at 8411 Hall Road, just east of Van Dyke...Sterling Heights: Best Buy...Westland, MI: Best Buy...
Boston, MA area:
Harvard Square: Newbury Comics...Cambridge/Fresh Pond: Newbury Comics...Hanover: Circuit City...Kingston: FYE in Independence Mall...
Houston, TX area:
Houston: Wherehouse on Westheimer at Dairy Ashford...Sam Goody's in the Deerbrook Mall...Houston Borders Books and Music...F.Y.E. in Katy Mills Mall...
Richmond, VA: Plan 9...New Orleans: Virgin Megastore [apparently sold out now however]...Los Angeles, CA: Amoeba Records on Sunset...
...radio note: Chicago's The Zone 94.7 had their nightly "pillow fight" tonight, in which two new songs battle it out via listeners' votes. Tonight (Tuesday Oct 8th), "Slave" beat out a new song by The Distillers to win the pillow fight championship. Now "Slave" will go on to face another new song on Wednesday! Chicago Weezer fans vote if you can!!!
...to Daniel Brummel of Ozma: get well soon!