Karl's Corner - 09/24/2002
09/24/02 if I follow my mind
The Lion And The Witch: out now!
...The good news and the bad. Today, The Lion And The Witch is now officially released in stores. The live set was recorded live in Japan at various venues on the World Cup Tour. The performances capture the band with the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat. Our art person Francesca Restrepo put together an outstanding individually numbered, baby gatefold package. Unfortunately, the bad news is, we received our copies of the cd last week only to discover that about 30 seconds were missing. #%+*!!! Somewhere in the time after we approved the master reference cd, 30 seconds were chopped off the end of 'Holiday'. Now, before you get your panties all bunched up, let it be known that the whole song of Holiday is on there. The missing part is the post song dialogue, or, as we now refer to it as, the “Zendai, California Grammy acceptance speech”. So, later this week, we will post the whole version in full mp3-omatic sound for your downloading pleasure, on our audio-video page.
the fans report!
"...Tonight my friend Mark and I took the ferry from Plattsburgh NY where we drove to Burlington, VT to pick up our reserved copies of the EP at midnight! I also saw the import singles so I grabbed them also! There were only like 10 of us who bought the EP at midnight, but it was a good time hanging out at the store a couple hours early and talking with other Weezer fans who for some reason don't like the Green Album (bless their hearts). It was a good time, thanks guys." ---Dan Rock from Plattsburgh, NY.
"...just a heads up on the new hampshire EP action...the local bull moose music in portsmouth nh had a special 12.01 opening for the new EP, and there was a small but loyal crowd of us waiting for it. me and some friends sat outside for 45 minutes discussing issues of the weez. there were about 10 of us kids, and one older guy who couldn't stop talking about how much he loved weezer. he loved frank zappa, and he was telling us how weezer is the only band out there today that really brings the rock! weezer is for all ages! rock!" -jonathan t., barrington NH
"...this is the url to my under construction web site dedicated to the summer ep "the lion and the witch"." Included in his site is a registry to gather as many individual EP numbers as possible.
Keep Fishin' US cd single: also out today!
This US cd single is the first commercial weezer single in the USA since the "Hash Pipe"/"I Do" 7-inch in 2001. This is a CD only release, containing the radio version of "Keep Fishin'" and the Franklin Mint electro version of "Keep Fishin'" [exclusive to this release!]. There are apparently less than 10,000 copies produced, and from what we understand, they will mostly be turning up in the Boston MA, Houston TX, and Detroit MI areas. we do NOT have a list of retailers for this one! So if you spot it, drop us a line and let us know where you found it.
...another cool image from weezerisland...