From using his celebrity to bonk Asian girls, to documenting his relationship preferences and frustrations on the record (“Across the Sea,” “El Scorcho”), Rivers’ Edge paints Cuomo as a magically talented character obsessed with music and Asian chicks.
During one of the more juicy passages, Weezer was on tour in Japan. 15 girls were in Cuomo’s hotel room but he didn’t have the game to say what he wanted. So he blurted something like “If you’re going to stay here, you have to take your clothes off. Everyone else has to leave.” Four stayed behind and much exploitation was had by all (he for race, them for rock star). Another time, while Cuomo was attending Harvard, he was at a club with his girlfriend (who looked thirteen) and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Dickey Barrett saw him and “busted his balls.” There’s a bunch of other little episodes in the book, confirmed by band members, painting Cuomo as a rampaging luster.
I, too, busted Cuomo on this matter eight years ago when Pinkerton was released. I like Pinkerton as much as the next closet indie nerd but to know that Cuomo banked my cash to fund his Hot Asian Girl habit is a little disconcerting. Maybe he can get with Tania Wang for some advanced game?