"There's nothing wrong with being a loser, it just depends on how good you are at it."
"I never thought being obnoxious would get me where I am now."
"I sound like an Englishman impersonating an American impersonating an Englishman."
"Practice makes perfect but nobody's perfect so why practice?"
Billie Joe Armstrong
yea that's him I think they have wrote 22 top ten hits now.
Amazingly, this is not his real job.
Billie Joe Armstrong is the lead singer of used-to-be punk rock band Green Day.
I claim that they 'used-to-be punk' simply because I think they have now strayed (perhaps not through their own faults) from the original values of punk.
Punk was originally the attitude a group of people shared who were going against the mainstream, and who held a great interest in the political world and shared feelings of mutiny against persons in authority.
Since the release of 'American Idiot' (which also started out as a political album), Green Day have arrived in the mainstream, releasing well-received hits such as 'American Idiot', 'Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' and 'Wake Me Up When September Ends'.
I for one do not find anything particularly special about any of their singles, preferring the album tracks instead which - thankfully - have remained somewhat sacred from the prying musical tastes of annoying high school girls who, incidentally, wouldn't know 'Dookie' from a pile of dung.
I do not, however, believe that Green Day have 'sold out'. I think the reason many people think they have is because of the fan base they have recruited since the release of their latest album. Fans like these claim to have liked Green Day 'all their lives' However, I find that hard to believe as the entries posted in Urban Dictionary claiming such...umm...claims were posted AFTER THE RELEASE OF AMERICAN IDIOT.
Thus I am forced to conclude that Teeny Boppers like these are still continuing to be the bane of my life.
Bring back the old values of punk.
TB: I am soooo going to get all their albums, omg.
TB: Well...cya! I gotta go dye my hair some ROCKIN colour like...like...like PINK! I love pink...*drifts off with dreamy expression on carefully made-up orange face*
He is married and has 2 kids and I find it very disturbing that 14 year old girls are turned on by a 34 year old happily married man with kids. Find someone your own age!
Me : You know he's married right?
Teen : What? Your kidding right?
Me : Nope, plus he's got 2 kids!
Teen : No my life has ended!!!!
Me : For gods sake.. he's 34! and your 14!!!
Teen : So?
Me : What has this world come to?!!!!
Mike Dirnt: 'Ok, lets get that guy from 'the Lookouts' to play drums + soon after change our name to Green Day after a day when u just smoke weed.'
Billie Joe: 'k'
M.D.: 'Fine, sorted'
B.J.: 'And we can appeal to real music fans until 2004 when we will write a few pointless songs about hating america, most of which lead back to me being an atheist'