Spring Has Sprung or Winter Returns..

As anyone living in New England may know, Winter sort of didn’t happen this year, well much.  But in our first days of Spring, we awaken to snow on the ground, like every 8 year old’s Christmas wish, but three months too late.  Oh well.  But like I said before, the weather is fucked up, even by New England standards, where we are used to the, to quote Garbage, ‘the queerest of the queer,”but it will only get weirder, brace yourselves.  But just be mindful of what you throw away, and become more aware of what we can reuse, reduce our carbon footprints as much as possible, which I know is easier said than done, especially if you live in a city like yours truly.  But if we all work together, things can get done.

Now for the fun part:  Spring is a time for new life, for rebirth, for birth, for bunnies, and chicks and coloring eggs, flowers, rain, the smell of grass, cool shit like that.  But Spring for me, is also about throwbacks, nostalgia, and such like things.  i was trolling spotify for my spring playlist, and lo and behold, my recommendations based on my listening history were some brilliant forgotten gems.  I have been doing a refresher on Weezer in anticipation of their new White Album.  Their colored self-titled albums are historically their best efforts, in my opinion anyway, not to snub all the others, though there is only one album I’m not overly fond of.  And seeing as these guys have been around the block a few times, though you can’t tell to look at Rivers Cuomo.  20 plus years since the blue album, so of course it would pull awesome nerd-rock icons from all over the place, like Harvey Danger’s Flagpole Sitta, or Stacy’s Mom, by Fountains of Wayne, not to mention one of my all time faves, Ben Folds, and even some Smashing Pumpkins.  Weezer is not really anyone’s contemporary, being one of the most consistent 20 plus year old bands, while other bands keep breaking up and getting back together for a surprise album, you almost always know what these guys are up to, and that’s great.  Keep it up guys, maybe I’ll be seeing you in July….

 

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