Jul 10, 2019
Ep. 74. You'd think this rough, 46-second demo would inspire an equally short podcast episode, but instead, it allows John to discuss many topics, ranging from Rivers Cuomo's longtime friendship with the musician Kevin Ridel to Cuomo's business instincts in the early 2000s.
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Nov 14, 2018
Ep. 43. "Cold and Damp" is another entry from the mysterious late '90s period of the band's history, where the band wasn't really a band and Rivers Cuomo was isolated and trying to reinvent his songwriting process. Learn what this song has to do with Oasis, Cuomo's unconscious and the Encyclopedia of Pop on today's...
Jun 13, 2018
Ep. 21. On the eve of the 2018 World Cup, John revisits "My Day Is Coming," a song Rivers Cuomo wrote about the 2006 US Men's National Soccer Team. Cuomo was asked to write an anthem for the team, but wound up writing a ballad about hope in the wake of failure.
May 23, 2018
Ep. 18. "Crazy One" is a Rivers Cuomo demo from 1998 written in the aftermath of a relationship he screwed up. While it sounds like material worthy of a classic, '90s-era Weezer tune, "Crazy One" reveals a lot about what's to come in the band's future.