What I’m Working Out To Wednesday

Thank God For Girls

20131107-131103.jpgYes. Just…yes. WEEZER HAS A NEW SINGLE. As we were driving down to Indianapolis last weekend, we were listening to my favorite, Alt Nation. A few hours in, and suddenly…is that Weezer? How do I not know this song? What?

I can remember being in 6th grade when they dropped their debut album, the Blue Album. That was around the time I used to spend every weekend skiing at Jack Frost Mountain with my family. I can remember sitting on the chairlift with my brother and our friends from the mountain belting out “Buddy Holly” at the top of our lungs. The obsession continued, and I even had a hamster when I was in middle school named Weezer.

They have quite the discography, with some albums being better than others but they’ve always been a favorite of mine. Their sound, their lyrics, Rivers Cuomo’s voice (did you know he is a Harvard graduate?)…love. If I had to make a soundtrack that defined me, there would totally be a good dose of Weezer on it. I can go through all of their albums and pick out songs from each that were playing during many significant times in my life, both good and bad.  To me, they are like my preferred “comfort food” of music. Their new single is odd, but I love it. it’s like a perfect mix of old and new Weezer.

What music are you listening to this week? Any bands that you’ve followed throughout your whole life?


22 thoughts on “What I’m Working Out To Wednesday

  1. Megan @ Meg Go Run November 18, 2015 / 8:46 am

    You know what my favorite Weezer song is? The Good Life!!! I can harmonize the SHIT out of that one.

    • allisonfiorini November 18, 2015 / 11:06 am

      Ahhhh I love that one! Have you ever heard the version of “I Want You To” with Weezer and Sara Barellis ?? My husband’s band plays that and when they do, they make me come out to their studio and sing her part. Weezer is so fun to harmonize to!! Also, Blink 182 is another fun one to harmonize to!!!

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run November 18, 2015 / 1:02 pm

        No I have never heard that one, I will look it up! What does your husband play? What is their band called? Do they ever play in the Harrisburg Area?

      • allisonfiorini November 18, 2015 / 1:06 pm

        Haha, my husband’s band is called No Repose – he is a drummer! They are really more of a garage band. He built a pretty serious studio off the back of our barn for them to use to practice. It’s an awesome space, but they rarely play out! They mostly play covers but they do have some of their own stuff from when they first started playing. The other night they made me come out and sing Taylor Swift stuff because they were messing around with rock versions of the songs on her 1989 album. It was pretty funny!!

  2. suzysuzyheather November 18, 2015 / 10:45 am

    Ha ha! This made my day. I think I was in grade eleven when I was singing Buddy Holly on the chair lifts! Love Weezer, and so incredible about the Harvard grad bit.

    • allisonfiorini November 18, 2015 / 11:13 am

      Haha!! Twins!!!! Buddy Holly will always hold a special place in my heart. It made me love them more when I learned about Rivers being a Harvard grad!!! Did you know the lead singer of Offspring has been working on his PhD in Molecular Biology? He took a lot of breaks in the height of his musical career but I think he’s still working on it!!!!

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner November 18, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Love Weezer! They are one of the best concerts I’ve seen. They came to town a few years ago, it was awesome.

    • allisonfiorini November 18, 2015 / 11:42 am

      They are so awesome in concert! I saw them in Philly a few years back. LOVE!

  4. Shawna November 18, 2015 / 11:49 am

    i used to love Weezer and remember listening to them since i was in middle school also! my college boyfriend was suuuuuch a crazy music fan and was obsessed with their “secret” ish album all about falling in love with a Japanese woman. haha so crazy. we saw them in concert with Saves the Day and it was so fun.

    • allisonfiorini November 18, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      El Scorcho!!! Ahhh I also saw Saves the Day in concert and LOVE THEM. I saw Saves the Day with Bayside. And with the Get Up Kids. AHHHH I LOVE MUSIC

  5. klregan November 18, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    I like this! I’ve been really into listening to Sister of Pearl by Baio lately on my runs.

    • allisonfiorini November 20, 2015 / 7:29 am

      Yay! Enjoy!! I have to check that out – I don’t know Baio!

  6. sarahdudek80 November 19, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    I’m all over this. Love your music posts!

    • allisonfiorini November 20, 2015 / 7:37 am

      I’m so glad! Enjoy! Weezer is the best 🙂

  7. Run Colby Run November 19, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Weezer! Oh my god. I haven’t thought about them in years! I used to listen to that shit all the time! Such fond memories. 🙂

    • allisonfiorini November 20, 2015 / 7:57 am

      Weezer is badass!! I love how they’ve really been around for a pretty long time and still can drop a sick beat. Plus, I think I have a slight crush on Rivers Cuomo. ❤

      • Run Colby Run November 20, 2015 / 9:16 am

        They’re such a great band. Any band that can endure for that long? Totally badass!

  8. Amy Lauren November 19, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    I loved Weezer in high school and didn’t realize they had new music out. I’ll have to check this out on Spotify now 🙂

    • allisonfiorini November 20, 2015 / 7:58 am

      I know, it came on in the car and I thought I was hearing things. Like, new Weezer? Really?? YESSSS! Enjoy!!!

  9. Brittany November 21, 2015 / 11:48 am

    Oh man, I haven’t followed anyone for my WHOLE LIFE, but I can always jam out to a good Spice Girls song. HAHA.

    • allisonfiorini November 23, 2015 / 8:46 am

      Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want… 🙂 I’m right there with you!

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