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Weezer is better with Bitterman

May 6th, 2005 by hashbrown

I took in the Weezer show on Tuesday at First Avenue. It was totally packed with quite a mix of people, fortunately being a Weezer show, there was a noticeable lack of assholes looking for a fight.

It was a good show for the fans, they played all the hits just like the album cut, the way fans like to hear them. Well not this fan really, I’d prefer to see them give me a ‘live’version, something that builds off the recorded version then gives me something new that I’d only hear live at the show. Oh well, it turned into a big frat party sing-along, with the crowd practically drowning out the band on many tunes. Of course there’s plenty of ‘good times’ vibes from that type of scene, but when the tallest guys in the place decide to stand right in front of you (happens every time), you at least want to ‘hear’ the band.

Things were to get better, but I have to go back a day first. On Monday I was listening to my favorite podcast The Daily Source Code, and Adam Curry mentioned another podcast he had come across that was being done by a member of Weezer’s roadcrew. I immediately went to check out this blog Parking in Bitterman Circle where the podcast is hosted. The man behind Bitterman is Aron Michalski and he’s the drum and bass tech for Weezer. The top post on his blog was talking about how they had just rolled into Minneapolis from a show in the california desert, and it was cold as hell here that day.
I posted a quick welcoming comment, and let him know I was going to the show. The next morning I had an email from him. Well to make a long story longer, 36 hours after hearing about this guy from a podcast, I’m talking to him after the show. That is the beauty about the times we’re living in, and this new podcast community has some really great stuff going on. I’m a total podcasting geek, so if you’re interested in learning more about it, send me a note.

Well the night climaxed when Aron scored me some drumsticks, he grabbed them right off the snare, and they were totally beat, definitely used for the show. I gave them to my friend’s 15 year-old son, also a drummer, who was at the show with us. That was definitely the best part of the night, handing him those sticks.
Thanks to Bitterman.

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One Response

  1. Tony Cesarano Says:

    right on- this is a great story. I love blogging and podcasting… just a great way to really connect with people.

    Keep it up