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Video: Weezer plays a park

Weezer, kings of the internet, do an impromptu performance at an L.A. park. This video is LADEN with ads.

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Video: Weezer Snuggie commercial

Links for 7.20.09: Bro-core, music recognition, 8-bit bullshit…

*Genres: If there really is a sub-genre of heavy metal music called bro-core, I want to be a part of it. Brohitos? Are you with me? I’m willing to play bass. If that’s allowed in bro-core.

*Music: The BBC does a piece on song recognition technology (like Shazam) and advancement in said field. You can say “said” even though you typed it. I looked that up.

*Money: The Wall Street Journal looks at the business side of Jack White. Pasty. [shorties]

*Music: Listen to an 8-bit tribute to Weezer. If you’re nerdy enough. (Please know that I only used the word “bullshit” above because it rhymed.) [waxy]

*Twitter: Trent Reznor deleted his account. Now how do we know what he ate for breakfast?

*Shirts: Kanye Vader is like Darth Vader, but with shuttered glasses. Hence the Kanye part. [spin city]

*Reading: Five twitter things to read.

Links for 7.13.09: Long-term ganking, leaf clothes, Lady GaGa meets MGMT…

*Hate the players: On the streets, this is called BITING someone else’s game. Total gank move.

*Video: Watch a day’s worth of travel jammed into a one-minute YouTube video. It looks like yellow bugs crawling, which is to say, I highly recommend it. [eyeteeth]

*Fashion: How would you like a shirt that takes pictures? (Remind me never to wear this shirt inside-out.) “While the current version of these fabrics can only image nearby objects, it can still see much farther than most shirts can.” [harper’s]

*More fashion: If you want to wear leaves, wear them with style. On your head. And groin. [coudal]

*Fatness: I actually wrote about this last week for the day job: America, being fat.

*Doodles: The Poetry Foundation, who my wife sometimes writes for, does a review of the drawings of David Berman, formerly of the Silver Jews.

*Video: Weezer mashes up MGMT and Lady GaGa. This blog link was auto-generated based on an algorithm created by aggregating and parsing music blog text and links. [idolator]

*Copyright: Which pop musicians are stealing from which other pop musicians?

*Twitter: There are some new Twitter favorite trackers to compete with FavrdFavstar and Tweeteorites.

Links for 5.27.09: Interchanges, Bon Iver, Twitter, Bach, Snuggies

*Apparel: Weezer introduces the Wuggie, its own brand of Snuggie. I may have mentioned this previously, but I have preferred Slankets to Snuggies since 2006. Johnny. Come. Latelys. [buzzfeed]

*Video: Bach Bach Revolution. Fugueing cool. [kottke]

*Fashion: Consider wearing low-res jewelry. Engadget. When was the last time anyone linked to them? Weird, right?

*Twitter: You will note that Paste did not include the Listenerd in their list of music bloggers to follow on Twitter. This is either a clerical error, a sign of my own incompetence or proof of Paste‘s utter lack of taste. Oh, and Stereogum is on there!

*Cabins: JamBase does a feature on Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. I have one finger remaining. And it is not the pinkie. [shorties]

*Roads: A field guide to freeway interchanges. Have I mentioned the Clam Lake interchange lately? Oop, that was twitter. [coudal]

*Today: I was in a hurry. I watched episode two of the HBO John Adams mini-series tonight. Wait a second. What the fuck was that earnest bullshit?

Video: More “Pork and Beans”

Weezer offers up a remixed video for “Pork and Beans,” with some new internet stars.

Perhaps the video will be updated annually.

[peefork]

Musicians who Twitter

(*Updated November 3, 2009.)

I made Twitter list here.

As everyone knows, Twitter’s people search was non-existent until just recently, and is mediocre even now. Given that, I compiled a VERY SHORT LIST (NOT THE TRADEMARKED KIND) of musicians who Twitter.

I have tried following most of them, and I’ll be honest with you: the majority of them are very, very, very bad at Twittering. I had to quit them. I’m sorry. Shaq is the least musician among them, but perhaps the second-best Twitterer (Jonathan Coulton is easily the best), in a fucked-up zen sort of way.

(If you would rather just follow people who are smart and/or hilarious, go here and scroll to the bottom.) Lil Wayne and Chris Brown and some others did some Twittering for the VMAs a couple years ago and were awful, then quit, so I didn’t include them. Also, I cannot guarantee the authenticity of all of these accounts. There are a lot of fakesters out there, and it’s not difficult to impersonate inanity.

(Also, of course, you can always follow a REAL HUMAN BEING. Just saying.)

Another list here, from Mashable.

AC/DC
Lily Allen
Band of Horses
Sara Bareilles
Bjork
Bloc Party
The Cardinals
Nick Cave
Coldplay
Common
Jonathan Coulton
Rivers Cuomo
Ani Difranco
Snoop Dogg
Lady GaGa
MC Hammer
Imogen Heap
Hot Hot Heat
Talib Kweli
Lil Wayne
Mates of State
Dave Matthews
John Mayer
Muse
Willie Nelson
Oasis
Yoko Ono
Pearl Jam
Shaquille O’Neal
QTip
Questo of the Roots
The Raconteurs
Jay Reatard
John Roderick
Edward Roste
Soulja Boy
Britney Spears
Regina Spektor
John Tesh
John Vanderslice
Patrick Wilson
Tay Zonday

Also: you may visit this ever-expanding spreadsheet for new Twitter musicians.

Here are some other guides to Musicians on Twitter:

Pop Junikie now has a large list of bands on Twitter.
COED magazine has 406 Bands Who Twitter.
Each Note Secure
Drowned in Sound
Pitchfork
Music Twitters

Links for 10.7.08: Weezer’s records, Rock Band merch and dead mammals…

*Merch: T-shirts for Rock Band bands. You can upload your own band logo. I have never played Rock Band, and in fact, I might be retarded. [pop candy]

*Nerds: You can now put Pandora on your Chumby. Wait. Pandora is still around? It’s not illegal yet? WHAT? (Also, that was not supposed to be a euphemism.)

*Video: Kanye rolls out his “Love Lockdown” music video.

*Videos: Weezer rounds up a bunch of world record wannabes for their latest video, for their song “Troublemaker.” Also, that Weezer dude has a MOUSTACHE and doesn’t seem to be embarrassed about it.

*Gear: Would you like a guitar amp in a toaster? Also, it’s decorated with flames.

*Fashion: Oh, and Sasha Frere-Jones is thinking up his own Neighborhoodies. [twitter]

*Books: Thomas Pynchon has a new book coming out in August 2009. I haven’t even finished not reading “Gravity’s Rainbow” yet.

*Also: Oh yeah, and one in four mammals faces extinction. Side note: HOLY SHIT, I AM A MAMMAL OH NOOOO!!!!!11

Links for 8.19.08: Sparking iPods, Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks, Muxtape’s woes…

*You need to read about punctuation; or do I need to? (See what I did with the ; there?) (And the parentheses there?) And there! [coudal]

*Lady news: Tough times. Flight of the Conchords’ Jemaine Clement is now off the market. He got married. Best of luck in your future endeavours.

*Law: The RIAA pulls the plug on Muxtape.

*Apple: Overheating iPod Nanos (with sparks!) have Japanese officials investigating safety concerns.

*Consumerism: Complex rounds up its list of pointless hip-hop-endorsed products. Wait a second. I love Dirt McGirt Rap Snacks.

*Playing: Learn to play guitar the Music 2.0 way, with Songsterr, an application that combines music files with Flash video, allowing wannabe musicians to see and hear how to play. [techcrunch]

*Consumer electronics: Who would not want an MP3 player that looks like the Bird’s Nest stadium? [crave] Or, see the Bird’s Nest in Lego’s. [urlesque]

*Ringtones: A song that repeats the clever lyrics “Condom, Condom” is apparently all the rage among ringtone enthusiasts.

*For all your twitter following needs: A wiki of semi-famous people on twitter. (Patrick Wilson of Weezer?)

Video: Weezer covers Radiohead’s “Creep”

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Links for 6.13.08: Kelly’s free, Weezer’s wired, Idol’s sued…

*Is American Idol screwing the backup musicians out of money they’ve rightfully earned? Well, those dudes are suing the show. On a semi-related note: I may be the only person in America who is fascinated by Ryan Seacrest.

*R. Kelly was acquitted of all child pornography charges on Friday. Hmmf.

*If you are interested in the mainstream media, you may wish to check out Rolling Stone‘s Bonnaroo 2008 coverage.

*Weezer invites fans to jam with them on their current tour. From the internet celeb viral to the use of manga for marketing to the jam-with-us invite – somebody in the Weezer camp has been paying attention.

*Video: My buddy in the former Soviet Union recorded video of traditional Sukhishvili Georgian Dance. It gets pretty crazy when the swords come out.

*Tim Russert died. Sucks.

Links for 6.6.08: Music’s savior, Twitter fakesters, Weezer manga…

*Perez Hilton vows to save the music business. Too bad Def Jam already replaced Jay-Z. [getty images]

*The New York Times‘ David Pogue on digital orchestras.

*Fake Ira? Next they’ll be telling me that Hodgman’s a fakester, too.

*Weezer goes manga to promote in Japan. [pop candy]

*Alright, stop what you’re doing: Digital Underground has a new album out. [vicarious]

*Off topic: The Deets crunches the numbers on the long tail of pornography. (The previous sentence contained no intentional double entendres.)

Video: Tay Zonday covers Weezer’s “Pork and Beans”

[everyone]

Links for 5.27.08: Pork and Beans’ director, Bon Iver’s house, Jingles!

*The Wall Street Journal talks to Mathew Cullen, the director of Weezer’s net meme-packed “Pork and Beans.”

*Billboard talks to Pandora’s Tim Westergren: “What are you doing with Clear Channel and why?
It’s a trial that we’ll be running on some of their Web sites this summer, where they’ll be offering personalized Pandora playlists.”

*Pitchfork interviews Bon Iver: He bought a house for $70k. [pop candy]

*Touchscreen turntables do away with the vinyl. Video here.

*CBS readies to air a reality show about…jingles.

*I’ll be honest. I know nothing about Eurovision. YET. Ok?

*Napster is launching a mobile video service in Japan. [moconews]

*Paul McCartney gets an honorary degree from Yale. Wait. I thought Paul was daed.

*Off topic: A brilliant young man (call him a genius if you like) is trying to take a picture of himself using every known (and sanctioned?) beard style. [mefi]