Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy Weezer Day!
Each year on February 14 while most men are engaged in a panicked scramble to unearth the last box of chocolates at the drug store, I kick back and listen to one of my favorite bands and inevitably I attempt to share some of that quirky joy with others.
A quick reminder, the band had their first official practice on this date in 1992, making this the group's 21st birthday. Birthday shots for everyone!
Of course, there's nothing wrong with showering a loved one with homogenized greeting cards and overpriced sweets, but I've always found the gift of music to be one of the most meaningful things one can give.
That being said, enjoy your day no matter how you celebrate. Take some time to tell someone you care about them and then make them watch YouTube videos like I'm about to do.
First, "Undone (The Sweater Song)". A great cut off their debut album and a wonderful video shot in one continuous take by inimitable director Spike Jonze.
Next comes the criminally underrated song, "The Good Life" from 1996's Pinkerton. The video features Chloe from 24 as a pizza delivery girl. That's nice.
And finally, a fitting epitaph to a day of love is the classic b-side, "You Gave Your Love To Me Softly".