My dad has an amazing record collection from his high school years. And my parents had an equally awesome CD collection from the dawn of the digital era.
One of the first albums they bought, besides R.E.M.’s Monster, was Weezer’s blue self-titled album. “My Name is Jonas” would blast on the stereo when dad got off work before my mom got home from work.
“Buddy Holly” was on a perpetual loop on MtV, back when MtV actually played music videos. My favorite part is the wink, which inspired my signature wink (because what’s the fun in just plain ol’ winking at someone?).
And I’d almost forgotten about this album altogether until my college years. A local band, Sweet Afton, covered “Say it Ain’t So” during Grandma Mojo’s Moonshine Revival, and it became my roommate Danielle’s and my anthem.
This album was played multiple times at Mark’s apartment long before we started dating. I distinctly remember him singing to it, and admiring the fact that he actively would sing to good music (it’s a quality I require in a man).
Do you like Weezer? What’s your favorite album?