Riverpedia archive - 05/23/2021

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Cuomo Cuotes

These are comments or responses I’ve made in the chat that the neighborhood finds interesting, funny, noteworthy or newsworthy. Anyone is welcome to add quotes, but please take care to avoid paraphrasing or misquoting, even if it’s just one word. Also this isn’t intended as a vessel to log everything I say in the chat. Let’s just note the highlights.

“I’m here.”

“Yeah the paraphrasing drives me nuts. Even if they change one word.”

"Sometimes I get fascinated by things I don't like. And then start using them. And then I almost kind of like them. It happens with music all the time period".

"The first days of chatting here are pretty frustrating. Or so I've heard. It's a rite of passage."

"I haven't cut my hair since this all started. I'm giving Brian a run for his money."

"I think I meant that the lyrics just came off the top of my head or the bottom of my head, I don't know. I didn't set off to say anything in particular. It's crazy that sometimes songs can end up having a specific meaning that way." [In reference 'My Brain is Working Overtime']

"The stereotype of a record label is about as accurate as the stereotype of a rock star, which is to say not at all."

"Rivers delivers. That's what Michael Enzinger said."

"marriage is good."

"I am a 'white belt' at sleeping."

"One trick I like for writing melodies is to try and write a bad melody. I guess that could be applied to any creative pursuit".

"I am a perfect fig mint"

"Pigs were my favorite animal when I was a kid."

"I thought you guys were just being all internetty"

"Thank you guys. You're all very excellent people."

"We were doing a meet and greet when the album came out. A couple came up to us and said their son had been a huge Weezer fan. He committed s**cide. When they heard the new album was called 'Everything Will Be Alright in the End', it was a great consolation to them. I knew then that we had made the right move in changing the title. It was a real lesson for me. Choose positivity when you can. And you always can."

"I wonder what would happen if I deep faked myself. I would never have to be in any videos or photo shoots again."

"bet you there are more "dan's" in the weezer fandom per capita, than any other fandom."

"playing my piano sounds like an euphemism."

“I never understood why guys swim topless. It’s so icky to put sunscreen all over your torso.”

“this song in fall called francesca is so amazing"

“doing research for Tastes Like Pain: [provides Wikipedia link for “brown rat torture”]. did not know about that one.”

"The reason I stopped moving around [as much onstage during shows] was because I started playing guitar again. Therefore I couldn't carry the microphone."

“In I need some of that? Oh, I know what [the conversation after the song] is. They had to chop off the end of the song. But they left that bit. That's from 2014. I think we couldn't get clearance for Ric's verse. We had him singing a whole verse. Well just his verse is from 2014.”

“Hot pictures of Rivers Cuomo seems a bit redundant.”

“I guess I’m just bigger than you’d expect.”

"one of my songwriting rules is to not say I'm sorry. Because I tend to see it too much."

"That would be cool only because I like the name oscar." [In regards to the idea of winning an Oscar someday]

"Evangeline, no I didn't realize people would have a strong reaction to it [the "daddy" line in 1 More Hit]. That's always been the case though. From The sweater song to it's a hip hop world and where the furniture. It all just sounds like me rambling to me."

“If the bird ain’t happy, the bird don’t sing.”

I can juggle three things.

"King Tom, good life was inspired by me."

"boy I was mad on friday. Hadn't been that mad in ages. but underneath anger, there are always softer emotions: in this case, sadness and fear.

( Last edited by Rivers at May 23, 2021 3:03 PM )

Future Projects

I mentioned some upcoming projects in chat on December 7, 2020. There's Small Project, Big Project 1 (on hold), Big Project 2, VW, OKH, Next 3, Next 4, and my Barry Manilow solo album. There's the video game song. The fav band cover song. Well nowadays I just work on Next 4.

December 9, 2020; I got Jake's comments on the first draft of next three.

January 6, 2021; I just turned in the first draft of next4 to Jake. It's going to be the most difficult of all 4 albums to get right but we're off to a great start.

January 26, 2021; in the LA Times article, I referenced a movie-musical I'm working on about the life of Buddha, tentatively titled "Buddha Superstar." Also, there are two other album ideas: one tentatively titled “Happy Chill", in the style of "Island in the Sun"; another evokes Franz Ferdinand or the Clash, "dance music, but it feels like a band.”

On January 30, 2021, I chatted in the hood about what the Cuomilow (Manilow-esque) album could be; it would be mostly songs about romantic relationships. And mostly ballads. More sophisticated in terms of chord progressions and key changes. Also more lush orchestra rather than Abbey road retro strings. I was thinking of it as my first solo record rather than a band record.

Weezer Seasons (stylized as SZNS)

In several separate interviews, I talk about the idea of possibly doing a collection of four seasonally-based, themed albums. In i news UK on January 21st I mention that in 2022, I want to release four seasonal albums, each with corresponding theme (“Happy, chill, stress-free for spring, lots of Elliott Smith-style loss and sadness for winter, and maybe fall could be dance-rock, like Franz Ferdinand”).

Then in NPR on January 29th, I elaborate that we're pretty sure the next idea is going to be called "Seasons," and it's a four-album collection. Each of the four albums comes out on the first day of the relevant season, and each album will have a very different musical and lyrical theme. Spring can be a very breezy, carefree acoustic-type album, whereas fall is going to be dance rock. So I've got the four folders going in Dropbox. I'm having a great time.

On February 9, 2021 in an interview in The Forty Five, I give a few more details on this project, that we're working on a four-album set right now. I think they’re going to be eight songs a piece. They’re called Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and together they’re called Weezer Seasons; and the first one will drop on the first day of spring 2022.

February 16, 2021: Aww yeah jake loves dorothy from summer

March 25, 2021: I posted an image to my IG account showing a handwritten "SZNS", and captioned it 2022

Buddha Superstar

In that same February 9, 2021 interview in The Forty Five, I confirmed that I am working on a movie-musical called Buddha Superstar with the Broadway producer responsible for the Green Day musical. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long. I think I just needed somebody else to come along and really encourage me.

Further Reading:
The Big Project
Solo Album
I've Thrown It All Away
Spell It Out
Sheila Can Do It

( Last edited by TragicGurl at May 23, 2021 10:52 AM )

My dad's nicknames for people and things

My dad has a fantastic ability to give people and things alternate nicknames.

Alternative Words:
- Drums: "da blams"
- Piano: "pinano"
- Tissue: "hornblowers"
- Slippers: "slinkers"
- Peanut Butter: "peenter bunter"
- Sandwich: "sanguiladoche"

Family Nicknames:
- His son Shannon: "Bones da stickman"
- My uncle Michael: "Ralphie"
- My aunt Joanne: "Dodo"
- My mom: "Choofie" and "Magenta"
- Me: "Weezer" and sometimes, "Botch" - the latter because the sound made me laugh as a baby

( Last edited by Rivers at May 23, 2021 4:11 PM )