Karl's Corner - 07/31/2002
07/31/02 we the people are now qualified to do anything
Enlightenment Tour Day 26: Travel/Day Off [Houston]
...into Houston, where it seems every single road, highway, bridge and building is undergoing renovation all at once. This is the most construction cranes I've seen over a city since we were in Berlin in '95 and old East Berlin was being re-built all at once. Anyway, Some rest, a tiny bit of play, and plenty of DVD work.
Keep Fishin' report:
Lots going on. First of all, here is what the new Keep Fishin' Promo CD single looks like. This is a Europe/UK promo single that contains both the album and single versions of the song, and comes with possibly the coolest cover ever. Its NOT a retail item! Though you may see them cropping up on auction websites by now. The commercial single including b-sides will hit stores in the UK and Europe on September 2! More details soon.
The Keep Fishin' video is busting out everywhere! developments of the last few days include:
MTV: on the "Primetime Players" show on 7/30.
VH1: The "Fresh Pick of the Week", and is getting played on their video blocks.
MuchMusic [Canada]: the vid is battling Linkin Park on the viewer vote driven Combat Zone. Also being played on the Dedicate Live segment, AND the "Mega Hits" show. [the Dope Nose video is still in their top 20 countdown!]
MTV2 UK/Europe: Swiftly shot up to #1 on MTV2 Europe's Most Wanted Chart!!! MTV2 Europe usually puts #1 requested videos into frequent rotation!!
MTV2 Europe Request info: (SkyDigital Channel 446): email firstname.lastname@example.org and state your request (Most Wanted Chart)
The Box UK request info: (SkyDigital Channel 449): Phone: 09067 533400; Selection Number: 704
Kerrang! TV UK request info: (SkyDigital Channel 454): Phone: 09067 533433; Selection Number: 704 [playing Keep Fishin' on their "Loaded" new releases mini-show]
In the Philippines: MTV Philippines and Channel V have started playing the Keep Fishin' video. It is "Video of the Week" on Channel V and is playing on their 'New Music' show (song only version). On MTV Asia, it debuted last Friday on 'MTV Fresh' (full storyline version). Also it was Monday's 'MTV Alternative Version'.
The video has also been spied several times on the jumbotron at Universal Studios City Walk, Los Angeles.
Keep Fishin heard on: Radio 104.1 in CT (WMRQ in Hartford) [#8 on "The Eight Most Wanted"]...chicago's 94.7 the zone ["played upwards of 10 times a day"]...chicago's Q101 [heavy rotation, #3 in the Top 9 at 9!]...92.3 Krock NYC [went from #5 to # 4 on the furious Five at Nine! request here. And Vote here for the weez on their Battle of the bands!]...96.7 the Buzz in Atlanta [album version]...Florida's planet radio 93.3. [album version]...W-AQZ 97.3 in Cincinnati [daily rotation]...106.5 The End in Charlotte , NC [#1 (July 29) on the 7 at 11!]...and XFM in London is now playing Keep Fishin as well!
other interesting radio notes:
Album 5 demo "Running Man" was heard on 94.1 the zone in Rochester, New York!
Album 5 demo "The Organ Player" was played on the ALDALF show on Campus Radio in Grenoble, France, 90.8 FM!!
...What did weezer play when they took over Y-100 in Philly a few days ago? here's their playlist for the 4 hour extravaganza!
WEEZER RADIO SATURDAY
JULY 27, 2002
NOON - 1 PM
WEEZER - KEEP FISHIN
WEEZER - SAY IT AIN'T SO
LED ZEPPELIN - IMMIGRANT SONG
JANE'S ADDICTION - SUMMERTIME ROLLS
NIRVANA - COME AS YOU ARE
COLDPLAY - EVERYTHING'S NOT LOST
JIMI HENDRIX - MACHINE GUN
OASIS -D'YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
WEEZER - PINK TRIANGLE
THE WHO - A QUICK ONE
1 PM - 2 PM
STROKES - LAST NIGHT
BLUR - BEETLEBUM
RHCP - BREAKING THE GIRL
PAUL MCCARTNEY - LIVE AND LET DIE
WEEZER - HASHPIPE
CLASH - SHOULD I STAY?
RADIOHEAD - NATIONAL ANTHEM
NO DOUBT - HELLA GOOD
LIMP BIZKIT - BREAK STUFF
BECK - LOSER
TALKING HEADS - ONCE IN A LIFETIME
BOB MARLEY - REDEMPTION SONG
2 PM - 3 PM
WEEZER - BUDDY HOLLY
HANK WILLIAMS - HEY GOOD LOOKIN'
311 - AMBER
BEASTIE BOYS - FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT
GREEN DAY - GEEK STINK BREATH
TOOL - SCHISM
DAVID BOWIE - ASHES TO ASHES
THOMAS DOLBY - BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE
OASIS - SUPERSONIC
WEEZER - EL SCORCHO
3 PM - 4 PM
MOTLEY CRUE - LOOKS THAT KILL
ALICE IN CHAINS - RAIN WHEN I DIE
FOO FIGHTERS - THIS IS A CALL
PIXIES - WHERE IS MY MIND?
WEEZER - DOPE NOSE
BLACK SABBATH - THE WIZARD
NIRVANA - DRAIN YOU
VAN HALEN - MEAN STREETS
VIOLENT FEMMES - BLISTER IN THE SUN
WEEZER - UNDONE
JIMMY EAT WORLD - THE MIDDLE
QUEEN - WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
...also, a fond farewell to fellow webmaster Dan G, who was a founding webmaster of the original =rwa= [weezer.net] back in the old days, and who kicked ass on the new weezer.com for the last couple years, whipping things into shape like no one else could have done. Dan's tireless work ethic and creative solutions were absolutely essential to the success of the site and he will be missed. Fortunately, while Dan will be pursuing other things professionally, I will continue to have the pleasure of being his friend. Thanks again, Dan, for all your help over the years!
Note: to allay your fears that I might implode under the increased workload, I use this opportunity to explain that we have in fact selected a new webmaster to help fill the considerable void that Dan's absence creates. There will be a transition period, but never fear. Keep those stories, tabs, midis, ideas, suggestions and requests coming, and we'll do our best to keep up!