Breaking up the band

I used to be a Weezer fan. Well I still am, but in Regurgitator’s classic words “I like their old stuff better than their new stuff.” In fact, I haven’t listened to anything since the Red album. I think they’ve released a couple since. I don’t want them to break up, but some people on the internet are trying to raise ten million dollars to buy them out. That’s right. $10,000,000 to force them to retire. Here’s the open letter (Weezer’s drummer responded and said they’d do it for 20. Deluxe style).

I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90’s.

But this isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.

Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since “Pinkerton,” and what happens? Another pile of crap like “Beverly Hills” or “I’m Your Daddy.”

This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.

I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.

I’m sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.

If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.

I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.

You can donate here. You only have to pay if they raise the cash.