Thursday, January 26, 2006

Brian Wilson Crosses Velvet Ropes To Club Underground

Geoff Trainor

Not content with destroying only their own image as Weezer, guitarist Brian Bell and drummer Patrick Wilson are, much like Christopher Columbus, searching for new territory.

The Weezer duo have been signed to portray Lou Reed (Bell) and John Cale (Wilson) in an upcoming Edie Sedgwick biopic, directed by George Hickenlooper. The film, Factory Girl, will also include a newly recorded version of Heroine, a Velvet classic.

Weezer, who pioneered geek rock with their debut Blue Album, and brought emo into the mainstream with their follow-up Pinkerton, have recently (my definitition of recently is pretty broad it seems) released their fifth studio album, Make Believe. Preceeded by the first single, Beverly Hills, the album was a disapointment to many of fans before it was even released, including one Casey Dorrell. I suppose now that they've tarnished their own credibility, they feel the need to move on to someone else.

Maybe I'm being too harsh . . . I mean, Rivers Cuomo doesn't seem to be a part of it, so it may turn out okay. Then again, it could just make it worse. Either way, the film is bound tobe a failure. A director with the last name Hickenlooper? Sounds an awful lot like Schumaker.

Weezer - My Name Is Jonas (Live)
Weezer - Surf Wax America (Live)
Velvet Underground - Heroin
Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari

Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) Deluxe Edition
Velver Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Beach Boys - Vol. 1 Greatest Hits

A Shory Essay By Mr. Cuomo
Weezer, R.I.P.

Comments on "Brian Wilson Crosses Velvet Ropes To Club Underground"


Blogger Casey Dorrell said ... (26/1/06 6:17 am) :


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (26/1/06 3:40 pm) : 

Actually, Hickenlooper is quite an accomplished filmmaker. Do your research. This film may or may not be good, but a unique name has nothing to do with success or failure. "Weezer" has wrought both.


Blogger Casey Dorrell said ... (26/1/06 4:21 pm) : 

Alright team, let's get this done.

Geoff, you, go to the library and do some research on film, take Calum.

Anon, we'll need you explore the difference between sincerity and tongue-in-cheek.

We meet back here at 2100. Move out!


Blogger Calum Marsh said ... (27/1/06 4:10 am) : 

I wouldn't particularly call him an established filmmaker, anyway. Maybe...cult following? Kinda? Couple of respected documentaries and so-so TV flicks under his belt, but nothing that made a big impact critically. He made a splash with the Apocalypse documentary in '91, but since then he's failed to generate too much acclaim (he hasn't seen much festival action either, save for one or two documentary nominations ages ago and that Apocalypse film premiering at Cannes, out of competition) - no doubt he has talent, but he's yet to do anything immense.

Uh, anyway - sarcasm from Casey, obvs.


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