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 Weezer: Patrick Wilson Facts

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Name: Patrick Wilson
Birthday: February 1st, 1969
Sign: Aquarius
Hometown: Buffalo, NY/Portland, OR/Los Angeles, CA
Spare Time: Plays in own band, The Special Goodness
Instrument: Drums In 1994, he said: "My name is Patrick Wilson and I play drums for Weezer. As I write this on a Friday morning, I'm listening to our CD. It's a good feeling, but very strange. Four years ago I was a guy with a bad haircut from Buffalo, New York. The music scene there is lame, consisting largely of cover bands and bad metal. It seems that musicians in small towns have a gunslinger attitude that is also faintly bitter. Some of them just have attitude. I decided to quit my day job and move to Los Angeles with my new friend Pat Finn (Pat is responsible for us knowing each other.) After many growing pains, Weezer was formed. Since then, I've tried to understand what it means to be in a band. All I know about music is instinctual or from a record; I haven't witnessed much live music. As far as I can tell, being in a band can be just as important as any other occupation -- and so far, it's far more rewarding. We recorded this with Ric Ocasek and Chris Shaw at Electric Lady in NY. I loved the experience and feel honoured to have worked with them. The record sounds the way it does because the drums aren't the loudest thing in the mix. Somehow, Phil Collins' style of recording has taken over, and we didn't want that. The only effects used are fuzz bass on "In the Garage" and a little compression here and there. Certainly not as much as they put on ringo. Our live show is different from the record in terms of sheer power, so c'mon out when we roll through yer town. Thanks for listening."
In 2001: A bit older and wiser, Pat still looks at the world with very inquisitive eyes and lots of clever humor. Constantly examining his musical technique and trying to squeeze every drop out of the musical experience, Pat always has something to say, and an explosive, sometimes hilarious, level of pure energy.

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