An angry Seattle resident has had enough of Weezer’s “pile of crap” albums and has publicly offered to give them a large sum of money if they’ll quit the business. The man, identified as James Burns, plans to raise the money via fundraising/campaign site, thepoint.com.
“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,” he says in his pitch to gather supporters. “But this isn’t about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.”
He goes on about all the crap albums that Weezer has released over the years since “Pinkerton,” Rivers Cuomo’s excuses for them, and what an abusive relationship the band has with their fans. “It needs to stop now,” Burns decided. “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.”
He has calculated that if “All 852,000 of you (really?) who bought “Pinkerton” pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.” A handful of equally insane people have already pledged leaving Burns only $9,999,794 (at the moment) left to raise.
Weezer drummer, Patrick Wilson, already responded via Twitter, “if they can make it 20 million, we’ll do the ‘deluxe breakup.” I think it would be less fiscally challenging to just destroy their sweaters.