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clarityat3am 12-19-2005 01:18 PM

Rivers Cuomo
 
I was just reading an article about Rivers on CNN.com and a little blurb at the bottom said he was on his last semester at Harvard. Maybe Bono will give the speech at his graduation. :giggle:

BigMacPhisto 12-19-2005 01:56 PM

He took forever to finish graduating............and all three of the last albums have been disappointing.......

Rivers really was the new Elvis Costello. Two years of great music, then lots of rubbish.

MrsSpringsteen 12-19-2005 02:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo is continuing his celibacy past his self-declared deadline.

The 35-year-old frontman earlier vowed to remain celibate for two years. Although that deadline expired six months ago, Cuomo still doesn't expect to jump back in the sack anytime soon.

"It's been two-and-a-half years now, actually," Cuomo tells Blender magazine in its new issue, on newsstands Tuesday. "The vow is over, but I wanted to keep cruising."

Though he's a lead singer for a popular rock band, the bespectacled Cuomo says it's not difficult to manage restraint.

"Abstinence doesn't require as much self-discipline anymore," he says. "We never had any serious groupies, anyway. Our generation got screwed."

Cuomo's vow makes Weezer's 2005 music video for "Beverly Hills" somewhat unusual; it was filmed at the Playboy mansion with dozens of Playboy models and Weezer fans.

Earlier this year, Weezer released their fifth album, "Make Believe."

Cuomo is also pursuing a degree in English literature from Harvard University, for which he has one semester left.

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 02:12 PM

Eh I still like them. I think it's the general quirky sound of his voice that does it to me. I could break him of his celibacy. :silent:

HelloAngel 12-19-2005 02:26 PM

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Originally posted by clarityat3am
Eh I still like them. I think it's the general quirky sound of his voice that does it to me. I could break him of his celibacy. :silent:
Ha - well if you do, make sure not to piss him off or try to change him - he's not known for being a nice or normal person at all. The Rolling Stone story about him was scary.

joyfulgirl 12-19-2005 02:39 PM

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Originally posted by HelloAngel


Ha - well if you do, make sure not to piss him off or try to change him - he's not known for being a nice or normal person at all. The Rolling Stone story about him was scary.

I'm sure his not-niceness has nothing whatsoever to do with his vow of celibacy. :wink:

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 02:47 PM

What's the definition of normal anyway? I don't think it's remotely possible to be normal and a musician for one. :shrug:

And, yeah, I'm sure celibacy has made him nicer. :giggle:

Rivers Cuomo 12-19-2005 03:32 PM

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Originally posted by clarityat3am
Eh I still like them. I think it's the general quirky sound of his voice that does it to me. I could break him of his celibacy. :silent:
Please don't tempt me--I may go postal.

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 03:35 PM

:laugh:

HelloAngel 12-19-2005 03:38 PM

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Originally posted by clarityat3am
What's the definition of normal anyway? I don't think it's remotely possible to be normal and a musician for one. :shrug:

And, yeah, I'm sure celibacy has made him nicer. :giggle:

Have you read that Rolling Stone article?
https://www.rollingstone.com/artists/.../story/7249178

That's an excerpt. It was a very sad article b/c it basically says that Rivers is a moody freak with a serious attitude problem and that no one in Weezer likes each other anymore. Rivers is legendary in the industry for his behaviour.

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 03:39 PM

I'll check it out. Thanks for the link. :)

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 03:56 PM

Whoa that is WAY out there. He sounds :crack:

HelloAngel 12-19-2005 03:57 PM

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Originally posted by clarityat3am
Whoa that is WAY out there. He sounds :crack:
Unfortunately the excerpt cut out the weirdest parts. He's an intense dude. I'm not judging tho - was just warning you in case you meant him and.. you know :sexywink:

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 04:06 PM

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Originally posted by HelloAngel


Unfortunately the excerpt cut out the weirdest parts. He's an intense dude. I'm not judging tho - was just warning you in case you meant him and.. you know :sexywink:

Haha, well, I'm a lot of talk. I probably wouldn't even recognize him if I saw him on the street. :lol: (Plus I like my bf better teehee)

unforgettableFOXfire 12-19-2005 04:26 PM

I think Rivers is refreshingly normal. Celebrities are all normal people; the only difference is that he makes no pretense about this, he simply is himself. Other celebs put on big dog and pony shows, buy huge mansions, get bodyguards posted outside everywhere, travel in limos with huge escorts and entrourages, etc... but for what? They're just normal people. Without stylists, makeup artists, writers, publicists, drivers, chefs, etc they'd all be Joe Normal living like you or me. Celebrity is horseshit, really. It sickens me that we idolize celebs, place them on a pedestal, and try to change ourselves into what they are - when what they are is a cheap, fabricated, empty image. Noone is perfect, and the people who seem to be are lying - pure and simple.

Who cares if Rivers is a little moody, indecisive, etc? Nobody goes around and nitpicks your habits and your life, or your behaviours. If you leave the cap off your toothpaste, noone is going to go batshit and decry you like some sort of a freak -- so if youre a celeb and don't fit the everything-in-its-place faux-perfection celebrity model, why would they decry you as a freak for that? That seems silly and pointless to me. So what if he didn't want to make time for Rolling Stone to do that interview, or a plethora of other things - just because he doesn't buy into the celebrity schtick there's something wrong with him? I don't buy it. Cobain hated that shit too, and he's been practically deified by the music-listening public - so what does that say? I think I'd be pretty safe in suggesting that it doesn't mean that Rivers is more of a freak than Cobain, cause Cobain was fucked up at times and not in harmless innocent ways like Rivers.

Personally, I wouldn't volunteer to spill my guts to a public who would twist my balls and say my life is a shambles if the doormat to my house was crooked, or (heaven forbid) spit on me if I had hobbies that didn't involve yachting, polo, and spending money on expensive girls to escort me around town and make me look important.

HelloAngel 12-19-2005 04:42 PM

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Originally posted by ~unforgettableFOXfire~
I think Rivers is refreshingly normal. Celebrities are all normal people; the only difference is that he makes no pretense about this, he simply is himself. Other celebs put on big dog and pony shows, buy huge mansions, get bodyguards posted outside everywhere, travel in limos with huge escorts and entrourages, etc... but for what? They're just normal people. Without stylists, makeup artists, writers, publicists, drivers, chefs, etc they'd all be Joe Normal living like you or me. Celebrity is horseshit, really. It sickens me that we idolize celebs, place them on a pedestal, and try to change ourselves into what they are - when what they are is a cheap, fabricated, empty image. Noone is perfect, and the people who seem to be are lying - pure and simple.

Who cares if Rivers is a little moody, indecisive, etc? Nobody goes around and nitpicks your habits and your life, or your behaviours. If you leave the cap off your toothpaste, noone is going to go batshit and decry you like some sort of a freak -- so if youre a celeb and don't fit the everything-in-its-place faux-perfection celebrity model, why would they decry you as a freak for that? That seems silly and pointless to me. So what if he didn't want to make time for Rolling Stone to do that interview, or a plethora of other things - just because he doesn't buy into the celebrity schtick there's something wrong with him? I don't buy it. Cobain hated that shit too, and he's been practically deified by the music-listening public - so what does that say? I think I'd be pretty safe in suggesting that it doesn't mean that Rivers is more of a freak than Cobain, cause Cobain was fucked up at times and not in harmless innocent ways like Rivers.

Personally, I wouldn't volunteer to spill my guts to a public who would twist my balls and say my life is a shambles if the doormat to my house was crooked, or (heaven forbid) spit on me if I had hobbies that didn't involve yachting, polo, and spending money on expensive girls to escort me around town and make me look important.

No one was saying that here, and I'm quite sure that most people know that celebs are normal people just like us. Some are certifiably crazy. Like alot of rock stars (I'm not sure if you've spent time around some or not to know either way) Rivers does have alot of pecularities about him though - and like I said, that RS article was just an excerpt. Some people really are freaks - and anyway, I could care less what Rivers does in his private time, if he puts insulation over his windows and sit in blackness or sits in a closet for days. Good for him. Whatever. The point was that I was jokingly telling her to watch out for him since she was addressing his celibacy and ending it. :shrug:

HelloAngel 12-19-2005 04:52 PM

Further to what you've said - the deification of celebrities in our country is disgusting. Why people care about Nicole Richie, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson or any of the like is beyond me. I don't hold Rivers up to any standards, and I certainly don't admire anyone who needs a driver or a yacht. Hell, my idea of a celeb sighting is seeing someone from Interpol just walking down the street.

I have nothing against Rivers. He can do whatever he wants. And if the entire RS article was there for you to read, maybe you'd understand more of what I was jokingly getting at should a girl hit on Rivers.

*Ally* 12-19-2005 06:00 PM

ok, i actually hung out with Rivers Cuomo one night when i was studying in paris. this was in 1998- i believe he was still at Harvard at that point (or had just left it). i was out with my friends in the Bastille section of the city, and we were at some random hole-in-the-wall bar. i met a really nice Irish girl while waiting at the bar to order drinks, and she invited me to sit with her and her friends at their table. so i end up going over there, talking to all of them. turns out one of the guys went to my high school (graduated about 10 years before me), and he tells me that this other guy sitting across the table was the singer of Weezer. i was so shocked- not that i would've recognized him, but he looked really... normal and scruffy. so anyway, i end up hanging out with the big random group of people all night, and we go back to some guy's massive apartment. he has a roofdeck and we all watch the sun come up. i talked to rivers for a couple of hours- he's very very odd. at first it was off-putting... but after talking to him for a while, i warmed up to him. he told me that he had a real problem with his legs (he had to wear leg braces growing up), and that he suffered from massive depression. i dunno... it was a totally random night. but rivers is :up: in my book.

and just in case anyone was thinking it, i did NOT hook up with him. :no: :wink:

anitram 12-19-2005 06:07 PM

I for one love celebrities.

Every time you have a bad day you can read about one of them, acting out in all their idiotic glory, and giggle.

Indeed.

clarityat3am 12-19-2005 08:07 PM

And I was just wondering if Bono would speak at his graduation....:shifty: :wink:


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