Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer and writer for rock band Weezer, is employing YouTubers to help him write a song in steps. The first step was the mood, the second was the title, the third was chord progression. Yesterday he posted this video about the arrangement.
We give this effort an A plus for a creative use of the online-video medium — collaborating with fans. And extra credit for the established musician using YouTube instead of dragging people to weezer.com to engage.
Cuomo’s unibrow and mustache, however, look like props from a Jon LaJoie rapist glasses or pedophile beard video. Speaking of which… after a day of work, I can actually feel my back and chest untighten when I watch Jon LaJoie videos. You get a guilty laugh when seeing his “masturbating in public trench coat” humor, but it does the trick. I feel like I’ve seen him on TV somewhere, but maybe he just reminds me of the dude from Stella.