You’d think, after umpteen years of fronting Weezer, not to mention those lit classes at Harvard, that Rivers Cuomo wouldn’t need anyone’s help writing a catchy tune. Nonetheless, as Pitchfork reports, he’s gone online soliciting aid from fans, addressing them directly via the magic of YouTube. In the first step of “Let’s Write a Sawng,” he picked (apparently at random) the unwritten song’s “attitude,” settling on “fun [and] poppy, but tough.” He then had listeners think up the title, which is “’80s Radio.” Now, in his third step (below), Cuomo’s asking for chords. Next, I suppose, he’ll ask fans to chip in for studio time, then to shoot the video, then to perform the song for him when Weezer gets booked on Letterman.
By the way, you gotta love Cuomo’s new mustache, even if it does make him look like Bryan Cranston’s middle-aged crystal meth dealer on Breaking Bad. You also gotta love this response to “Let’s Write a Sawng” (after the jump).