Karl's Corner - 11/05/2008
11/05/08 Jam Session With Rivers!
*** UPDATE - THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT ***
People, here's a major announcement pertaining to the upcoming 11/25 release of Rivers Cuomo's "Alone II"... anyone near SoCal on 11/25 needs to check this out right now!
Here's the word from Fingerprints Records, Long Beach, CA:
Fingerprints is ecstatic to announce an album release event straight from the imagination of Rivers Cuomo. It's a bit different for us, so read all the way through, including the details at the bottom about how you can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Rivers talked about the event in a recent interview with Pitchfork... here's how he explained what will be happening on our humble little stage on Tuesday, November 25th:
"I am doing a really cool event to promote Alone II on the day of release. It's basically another Hootenanny, but it's a little different. Anyone can be a part of it, you don't have to bring an instrument. But if you do bring an instrument, you will be part of the team that gets to pick the songs we play. It can be any song, in some cases, it might just be one person who says, like, "Oh! Let's play this obscure B-side!", and he may be the only person in the room who knows it, besides me, and then it will just be me and that person giving a concert to the rest of the room. And then the next song, there might be 20 people who know it. So that will be a very dynamic event and very fun for me. And I won't have to bring a guitar [laughs]." - Rivers Cuomo
We will be opening the guest list at 11:00am on Thursday, November 6th. The list will be open to people that pre-order Rivers' new album, Alone II: The Home Recordings , with a limit of two spots per person. We are looking for both musicians and non-musicians and will be managing the list to make sure we have enough of both, please don't buffalo us by saying you'll play if you won't. Space will be more limited than usual, as we're leaving a bit of extra room to move around with instruments.
** Please note that we will be accepting RSVP pre- orders for this performance via phone (562.433.4996) and in-person, but purchasing through the website will not get you in to see the performance.
...And don't forget to vote for "Pork And Beans" in the Best Video of 2008 Tournament Bracket! We need YOUR votes to take this video to the top! Voting on the first round ends next Monday 11/10 at midnight - we must take Staind down! Remember, "Pork And Beans" got snubbed at the Mtv Video Awards - so now its up to you to use FuseTV to show the world what's what...
...The NME Cool List 2008 has Rivers/Weezer at #31. Cool.