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Shayne O’Loughlin: Weezer’s second album, Pinkerton, was released on September 24th, 1996. The import of this album cannot be underestimated. Pinkerton starts with quite a contrast from the melodic acoustic guitar riffage which introduced their previous outing in Weezer (Blue Album) with “My Name is Jonas”. Instead, we get the intense drum count-in and harsh, pummeling keys playing a distorted melody in “Tired of Sex”. A bass introduces us to the chord progression. It’s only then we get Rivers Cuomo to come in with his memorably clean voice. Whereas “My Name Is Jonas” has an impassioned performance by the songwriter-guitarist, here he sounds much more jaded and lethargic. He sings: “I’m tired / So tired / I’m tired of having sex / so tired”. Here we are introduced to perhaps the most distinctive thing about this particular piece: while in other Weezer songs, Cuomo doesn’t shy away from excessive lyric-dumping “cheese”, here he shows an incredible amount of reservation. In just a few words, he establishes a technique unique to this track in arguably all of Weezer’s catalog: the use of double–and even triple– entendre. In this way–
Midas Leung: I am Midas Leung. I am a talented communications major and passionate cameraman with a deep connection to his Chinese heritage as a Chinese-American. Born and raised in the United States, I have always been drawn to visual storytelling, capturing the world around me through my camera lens. I am an avid traveler and have documented my journeys through stunning photography and videos.
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Siddharth Gundapaneni: Hey, I’m Siddharth Gundapaneni, your new treasurer. Last year I refused to commit to not laundering money. As those who attended elections know, I have now promised to not launder money. That said, I still may lose all of it. Oops!