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This page attempts to catalogue and cite external sources for all of Weezerpedia's primary source transcripts. This list does not include interivews or album reviews.

A letter from Rivers Cuomo to Weezer Fan Club members, July 1996.

Pre-1990

Date Title Author Description Source
1981 [date?] Beverly's letter Beverly Shoenberger, Rivers Cuomo's mother A letter from Shoenberger to family[who?] about a congenital condition Cuomo had been diagnosed with that made one of his legs shorter than the other. [citation needed]
c. September 1992 Welcome to Vas Llegas press kit Shira Berk, Beggars Banquet Records, Michael P. Tak A brief history of Carnival Art, and a conversation with Michael P. Tak about Welcome to Vas Llegas. [1]

1994

Date Title Author Description Source
c. May 1994 Weezer (The Blue Album) press kit Karl Koch, Rivers Cuomo, Matt Sharp, Brian Bell, Patrick Wilson An introduction by Koch followed by short first-person biographies of the band members, distributed to journalists and music critics ahead of the release of Weezer (The Blue Album). [2]
November 28, 1994 Songs from the Black Hole, draft 1 Rivers Cuomo First draft of the book for Cuomo's unfinished musical Songs from the Black Hole [3]
[date?] c. Songs from the Black Hole, draft 2 Rivers Cuomo Second draft of the book for Cuomo's unfinished musical Songs from the Black Hole [3]

1995

Date Title Author Description Source
October 1, 1995 Profile of Self as Writer Rivers Cuomo An essay that Cuomo wrote for a Harvard writing class. [4]

1996

Date Title Author Description Source
July 10, 1996 Rivers Cuomo letter to the Weezer Fan Club, July 10, 1996 Rivers Cuomo Cuomo wrote to fans about surgery he received to lengthen one of his legs, his early experiences at Harvard, and the writing of Pinkerton. [5]

1997

Date Title Author Description Source
May 6, 1997 Geffen press release - May 6, 1997 A press release about Weezer's then-upcoming tour with No Doubt and the release of the "Pink Triangle" single. [6]

1999

Date Title Author Description Source
February 26, 1999 A note from Matt Sharp - February 26, 1999 Matt Sharp Sharp writes to the fans about Seven More Minutes and "Getting By". [7]
1999 - 2001 Ozma recording blogs - 1999-2001 Daniel Brummel Brummel details the recording processes for Rock and Roll Part Three and The Doubble Donkey Disc [8]
Fall 1999 The Special Goodness tour diary - Fall 1999 Karl Koch Koch details a two-month experience on tour with The Special Goodness. [citation needed]

2000

Date Title Author Description Source
c. 2000 Ozma song explanations - 2000 Daniel Brummel, Ryen Slegr, Jose Galvez The three main Ozma songwriters describe the writing of songs from Cautro/Ocho, Songs of Inaudible Trucks and Cars, and Rock and Roll Part Three. [9]
January - October 2000 Weezer.net - Karl's FAQ's Karl Koch Karl Koch responding to fan questions via email. [citation needed]
Spring 2000 The Special Goodness tour diary - Spring 2000 Karl Koch Koch details a month-long experience on tour with The Special Goodness. [citation needed]

2001

Date Title Author Description Source
c. March 2001 Weezer (The Green Album) promo sheet Geffen Records A brief history of Weezer, with facts about their upcoming tours and promotions. [10]
c. June 2001 Weezer Polydor biography - June 2001 Polydor Press Department A hypothetical conversation between the writer and Rivers Cuomo. [11]
October 31, 2001 Extended Midget Tour press release - October 31, 2001 Geffen Records A press release detailing the Extended Midget Tour. [12]

2002

Date Title Author Description Source
March 4, 2002 Disneygay Rivers Cuomo "Disneygay" is a vulgar term Cuomo used on the online message board Rivers Correspondence Board. This page archives numerous posts he made there. [13]
Dec. 2002 - June 2003 Matt Sharp's tour diary: 2002-2003 Matt Sharp Sharp details his experiences during his solo tour. [citation needed]

2003

Date Title Author Description Source
2003 Ozma History Omzafans.com - 2003 Unknown A brief biography of Ozma [citation needed]
January 1, 2003 A Letter from Matt: January 1, 2003 Matt Sharp Sharp updates fans on his solo tour. [14]
c. April 2003 Daniel Brummel statement on Spending Time on the Borderline leak Daniel Brummel Brummel discusses the process of recording STOTBL and urges fans to wait to listen to it when it is officially released. [citation needed]
October 30, 2003 The Story of Making the Blue Album Karl Koch Koch describes the band's experiences between fall 1993 and spring 1994, as they recorded their debut album. [citation needed]

2004

Date Title Author Description Source
January 2004 Weezer (The Blue Album) Deluxe Edition liner notes Todd Sullivan; Karl Koch Sullivan describes discovering Weezer and signing them to Geffen Records. Koch gives a song-by-song explanation of the second disc, which includes b-sides and outtakes from the recording process for Weezer (The Blue Album). [15]
2004 [date?] What I've Been Up to Since I Left School Rivers Cuomo An essay that Rivers Cuomo wrote when applying for readmission to Harvard in 2004. [citation needed]
March 23, 2004 Video Capture Device booklet Karl Koch Koch's annotations for each video included in the band's 2004 DVD Video Capture Device. [citation needed]
July 24, 2004 Farewell post from 07/24/04 and Return on 01/09/06 Ryen Slegr, Daniel Brummel, Star Wick, Kenn Shane, Jose Galvez Forum posts announcing the band's break up in 2004, then their reunion in 2006. [16]
August 4, 2004 Note to Fans from Matt Sharp - August 4, 2004 Matt Sharp Sharp details a number of projects, including writing new material with Rivers Cuomo, his debut solo album, work with Tegan & Sara, and more. [17]
c. August 2004 MATT SHARP & GOLDENBOY come together for their 2004 fall tour! Matt Sharp Sharp details an upcoming tour with Goldenboy. [18]
September 19, 2004 Letter of Introduction Rivers Cuomo A letter written to one of Cuomo's professors at Harvard. [citation needed]
October 18, 2004 A Mad and Furious Master Rivers Cuomo A paper for Cuomo's English class at Harvard. [19]
November 8, 2004 Weezer mailing list mass e-mail - November 8, 2004 Karl Koch Koch provides details on the band's process recording what would become Make Believe. [citation needed]

2005

Date Title Author Description Source
2005 [date?] Letter For Readmission To Harvard--2005 Rivers Cuomo An essay that Rivers Cuomo wrote when applying for readmission to Harvard in 2005. [citation needed]
2005 [date?] Rivers Cuomo blog posts - 2005 Rivers Cuomo Posts to Cuomo's MySpace page, archived to LiveJournal by fans. [20]
2005 [date?] Make Believe band commentary Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner, Pat Wilson Song-by-song commentary posted to Weezer.com in 2005. [21]

2006

Date Title Author Description Source
2006 [date?] Rivers Cuomo blog posts - 2006 Rivers Cuomo Posts to Cuomo's MySpace page, archived to LiveJournal by fans. [22]

2007

Date Title Author Description Source
2007 [date?] Rivers Cuomo blog posts - 2007 Rivers Cuomo Posts to Cuomo's MySpace page, archived to LiveJournal by fans. [23]
December 18, 2007[Note 1] Alone liner notes Rivers Cuomo Liner notes that accompany Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. [24]

2008

Date Title Author Description Source
c. September 2008 [date?] A few words about Colorado from Matt & The Rentals Matt Sharp Sharp recounts the writing of "Colorado" and the reformation of The Rentals. [citation needed]
June 3, 2008 Weezer (The Red Album) Deluxe liner notes Weezer The band describes the recording and songwriting processes behind Weezer (The Red Album). [25]
c. June 2008 [date?] Getting Dangerous Adam Orth Orth, a childhood friend of Rivers Cuomo, recounts stories that informed the writing of the songs "Everybody Get Dangerous." [citation needed]
November 25, 2008[Note 2] Alone II liner notes Rivers Cuomo Liner notes that accompany Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. [26]

2010

Date Title Author Description Source
December 16, 2011 Indecision and Abandoning the Past KingTom A fan-written history detailing Weezer's activity in 1997 and 1998. [27]

2011

Date Title Author Description Source
August - October 2011 Facebook posts by Mikey Welsh Mikey Welsh Posts by Welsh discussing many different experiences in his life. [28]

2013

Date Title Author Description Source
c. 2013[date?] Everything Will Be Alright in the End - Script Rivers Cuomo Scripts for the teaser videos used in the promotional cycle for Everything Will Be Alright in the End [29]

2014

Date Title Author Description Source
c. 2014[date?] Everything Will Be Alright in the End press kit Island Records A discussion with Rivers Cuomo about Everything Will Be Alright in the End, the making of the album, and the years leading up to its recording. [30]
October 19, 2014 Notes on EWBAITE-era demos by anonymous A&R assistant Anonymous A&R employee [clarification needed] Notes reacting to demos by Rivers Cuomo that were in consideration for the band's 9th album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. [31]

2016

Date Title Author Description Source
January 2016 Wannabeezer Jake Sinclair Sinclair's posts to AllThingsWeezer detailing the recording process for Weezer (The White Album). [citation needed]

2018

Date Title Author Description Source
c. 2018[date?] Black Album bio Scott Heisel Biography for Weezer (The Black Album) sent out to the press, with quotes from Rivers Cuomo and album producer Dave Sitek. [citation needed]

2021

Date Title Author Description Source
May 15, 2021 Thoughts from a Green Mind (or, It’s Not Easy Being Green) Karl Koch Posted to Weezer's Facebook account on the 20th anniversary of The Green Album. [citation needed]

2022

Date Title Author Description Source
[date?] Grass is Greener Bandcamp description Tom Ackerman Ackerman, lead singer of Neighborly, details his band's career and various interactions with members of the Weezer orbit. [32]
July 22, 2022 The Special Podness: Meet The Special Goodness Pat Wilson, Atom Willard, Karl Koch Wilson, Willard, and Koch discuss their project The Special Goodness [33]

Other; date missing

Date Title Author Description Source
1994 - 2019 Weezine Mykel and Carli Allan; Karl Koch; Weezer band members, Alec Longstreth, etc. Scans available for 18 of the 20 Weezines issued over the band's career. [34]
[date?] Allmusic Weezer biography Stephen Thomas Erlewine Biography for the band on the music criticism website. [35]
2003 - 2011 Karlophone.com - News Karl Koch Updates related to Karlophone [36]
2003 - 2007 Karlophone.com - Recording Journal Karl Koch Updates related to Karlophone's songwriting process [37]
c. 2007 Karlophone.com - Bio Karl Koch Karlophone biography [38]

See also

References

  1. Photos of the press kit
  2. Scans of the press kit
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Pinkerton Diaries
  4. [1] RiversCuomo.com. "1995-10-01: Profile of Self as Writer." Cuomo, Rivers. October 1, 1995. Archive via Wayback Machine
  5. File:Rivers Cuomo Fan Club letter July 1996.jpg Scan of the letter
  6. Scans of the press release
  7. Page on The Rentals' official website, therentals.com featuring a note from Matt SHarp
  8. [2] Forum post on OzmaFans.com by a fan, dated June 23, 2006.
  9. [3] Forum post on OzmaFans.com by a fan, dated June 23, 2006.
  10. Photos of the promo sheet
  11. Scans of the biography
  12. Scans of the press release
  13. [4] Archive via the Wayback Machine
  14. [5] "A note to my friends." Sharp, Matt. January 1, 2003. Posted on MattSharp.net. Archived via Wayback Machine
  15. Scans of the liner notes
  16. [6] Forum posts by Slegr/Brummel in 2004, then as a full band in 2006.
  17. [7]. InMusicWeTrust.com. "Note to Fans from Matt Sharp - August 4, 2004" Sharp, Matt. August 4, 2004.
  18. [8]. InMusicWeTrust.com. "MATT SHARP & GOLDENBOY come together for their 2004 fall tour!" Sharp, Matt. Publishing date unknown.
  19. [9] "Rivers Cuomo at Harvard: The Tough Sex Life of a Rock Star". Gawker.com. By "Jesse." Jun 26 2006. Essay attached to article as a Word doc.
  20. [10] Archive via Wayback Machine
  21. Weezer Recording History - Page 15
  22. [11] Archive via Wayback Machine
  23. [12] Archive via Wayback Machine
  24. Scans of the liner notes.
  25. Scans of the liner notes.
  26. Scans of the liner notes.
  27. [13] Weezer in ’97-’98: Indecision and Abandoning the Past. King Tom. Posted in complete on December 16, 2011.
  28. [14]
  29. Originally posted to Riverpedia on October 16, 2020 - see Riverpedia archive - 10/16/2020
  30. Photos of the press kit
  31. Scans of the initial post
  32. [15] Grass is Greener Bandcamp description, written by Tom Ackerman. Archive via Wayback Machine.
  33. [16] Podcast episode listing.
  34. Weezine
  35. [17] Archive via the Wayback Machine
  36. [18] Archive via the Wayback Machine
  37. [19] Archive via the Wayback Machine
  38. [20] Archive via the Wayback Machine

Footnotes

  1. Date of album release.
  2. Date of album release.