Jul 3, 2019
Ep. 73. John discusses the Maladroit demo "High Up Above," as well as the recent loss of beloved Weezer fan Running Monk. Please note the content warning at the top episode regarding discussion of death and suicide.
1. "High Up Above" (BBC Sessions) on YouTube
2. "High Up Above" (Live) on YouTube
3. "High Up...
Mar 13, 2019
Ep. 58. "Cygnus X-1" is a Maladroit-era demo that remains one of Weezer's few instrumental tracks. Learn about how this short, minor work in the band's catalog was almost one of the first Maladroit-era tracks to receive radio play.
1. "Cygnus X-1" on YouTube
Feb 20, 2019
Ep. 55. When working on Maladroit, Weezer released six different demos for a song called "Porcupine" (originally known by the title "Spend Some Time"). This usually makes for ripe podcast material, but on today's show, John explains why six "Porcupine" demos don't amount to much.
1. "Spend Some Time"...
Nov 1, 2018
Ep. 41. "Diamond Rings" never made it onto Maladroit, but it speaks volumes about what did and didn't work in this period of Weezer's work in and out of the studio.
1. "Diamond Rings" (Live) on YouTube
Aug 8, 2018
Ep. 30. "I Wanna Know" is one of Weezer's most forgettable songs, which is why John and his guest Scott Auth (I Miss the Old Weezer) spend most of the episode talking about their Top 5 songs that evoke the classic 1990s Weezer sound.
1. "I Wanna Know" on YouTube