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  2. Hermione

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Also it totally reminds me of a quote from an article that mentioned at one of the Lollapalooza tour shows during Dookie times he got his penis out and wrapped it around the mic stand . Oh Billie
  3. disappearingfs

    Any source or video related to this picture?

    Oh yes! You're right! Actually I have the recording on my 2000's Warning single on CD! Totally forgot, haha... Thank you so much, you're gentle as usual 🙂 No info, so, about this picture? Looks like they're in some studio 🙂
  4. Jane Lannister

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    True, he doesn't seem surprised and the strap might be too neatly placed for it to be an accident. I guess some pain is a small price to pay if he gets to gross people out!
  5. Brooklyn Baby

    Confessions

    idk if it's just me but I would never waste my time personally trying to stop someone from committing suicide. If you tell me you want to harm yourself and I know where you live, I have no problem calling 911 and having your ass sent to an emergency room for a psych eval. I'm not in any way qualified to talk someone out of it and frankly, I don't have the time/emotional energy.
  6. Hermione

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Looks deliberate (like, he isn't reacting to it being there and looks like it's placed there). But also looks painful
  7. Penguin Puffball

    Random Thoughts

    Fuckin kids yelling and screaming outside my house. I'm about to open the door and yell "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" Somebody already beeped at them so they're clearly playing in the street.
  8. The Great Saiyaman

    NFL Thread

    Was just about to say the same thing to you! No matter the outcome I see both these teams making the playoffs. Both deserve a W and best of luck to both!
  9. Jane Lannister

    Confessions

    How can you tell if that's what he really wants? He might actually prefer getting help if he got the chance.
  10. Jane Lannister

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    I assumed is was an accident...but it's Billie so it may have been anything
  11. Penguin Puffball

    Confessions

    From a suicidal person's perspective, I wish they would just let me go. Every time I try to kill myself Wesley stops me. I obviously don't wanna be here; I suffer every day. I just wanna be let go. I don't want help, I just wanna leave.
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  13. Göta

    Confessions

    I don't really think you should tell him that you support him in endig his own life. I rather think that trying to talk him out of it is a good thing, because it shows him that his life matters to you and that he is cared for. Very often, people who are suicidal tend to think the opposite. He should absolutely see a professional about this though. There is help to get. The whole situation must be awfully hard for you to handle as well and I hope you have someone to talk to about this because it's not something you should have to carry on your own shoulders.
  14. maryjanewhatsername

    Confessions

    He needs professional help, and so do you.
  15. I don't care

    Confessions

    "My boyfriend has been suicidal since he was 5 years old. Now he's nearly 30 and still talks about how much he wants to die on a regular basis. The only reason he's still alive is because I keep talking him out of it, and I feel so guilty for that because deep down I know that the right thing to do would be to let him go. I hate watching him suffer and the only reason I keep talking him out of killing himself is because society brainwashes us into thinking that we're bad people if we let suicidal people die and we should always save lives if possible. But it's not saving his life is it? It's just prolonging his suffering and that's so cruel. I want to tell him that I support him in ending his own life if that's what he really wants, but I don't know how to say it without feeling like I'm a bad person due to society's bullshit."
  16. Hermione

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Just wondering what possessed Billie to do such a thing with his guitar strap
  17. Penguin Puffball

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    Lucky bitch
  18. Khaleesi.

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    I love being able to legally Wake n Bake
  19. Penguin Puffball

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    Party on, Garth
  20. Sarcasm

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    7 replies in 17 hours. Party on, Wayne
  21. LaughingClock

    How easy is Letterbomb and Jesus of Suburbia on guitar?

    ^^^Everyone has the same exact ability ceiling to do anything just isn’t true. You can be the BEST at anything you do if you just practice hard enough. Also, if you’re not gonna read the posts in our discussion then tell me and I won’t write them. I’m not trying to argue with you. I’m just trying to impart what I believe to be true which you can take or leave but at least respect, not make fun of that I’ll write more than 122 characters because I come from a long ago time when people used to communicate. Its a great poster but it’s not even a mathematical possibility. The reason I included the one handed pitcher and guitar player is because those guys are that good not because they want it more than some people who practice with two arms as much or more and can’t reach their ability. Do you have any idea how many millions of people across the world dream and practice every day to get to a point where they pitch a no hitter for the Yanks?! Believe what you like but there is a saying in the music business and I’d imagine it’s one in most businesses “get in where you fit in because that’s what you’ll excel in”. @AndrewUnknown, im pretty much in agreement with you on favorite bands although I would put Queen at #1 but BJA is not even close to the top 25 guitarists in the world and id you asked him, he would laugh at the notion. Best lyricist in rock? For sure a contender and for me, yes. Best frontman? Definitely but there are roadies lugging cables for Green Day with guitarists that could play a better guitar. He’s serviceable to write songs. He is fun to watch play (low hanging is his signature, often emulated) but he’s just not even near top 25 fro a technical standpoint. He shreds power chords and the only time you can really see his talent is when he’s playing an accounting version of some song but even then, he’s just a great every day guitarist. Again, yes the Gilmours of the world need to practice all the time but no, he’s not a top 25 rock guitarists. He’s the best song writer in rock music to me though. I’d rather him write an album then just watch a solo acoustic show (which I would still love) but because I love his music, voice, and yes guitar playing but he’s just simply not even close to top 25. I feel like I, gonna get flamed did all this. This is a fan community, not a guitar forum but keep listening to the good music you are. Also, don’t wait until you’re 25 like most people do to step out of your music listening comfort world which it sounds like you’re not. Check out some of the Syd Barret Floyd stuff. I was saying what I said about Billie and then the one handed pitcher and guitar player and the amazing guitar player that NO NOT anyone can play like that because they want to. l happen to be friends with Hiromi (Japanese girl who can play piano like you wouldn’t believe. Generally considered the best piano player living). She attended Burklee School of Music and dropped out to travel the world. I know her because my brother was her bassist and he himself is a musical director to a couple of the biggest bands in the world. He also dropped out. Hiromi has been playing acoustic piano and that Nord Lead since I’ve kniwn her. She’s a better pianist than people that practice much more than her and people that want it more than her. Dirty secret: she HATES the music business and would have quit years ago if it wasn’t for $ because as Blue Note has denoted her as the best living pianist. She writes and plays better than almost anyone and there are people who try JUST as hard or harder: (and no, that IS NOT Mitch on bass here), just randomly picked something new. He left her to go make money producing and MDing RnB a decade ago but he started with her on her first two albums and they were fuxking amazing. Man, she’s so cute too. That smile breaks hearts. They did not practice more than everyone else. More natural ability at what they do. When Mitch, my brother was 4, he could play piano better than most anyone you know. Literally when he was 4 he looked like a freak he was so good. My daughter is 6 and she practices daily and she is on song book 3 for kids while he was writing and winning international awards for his “Quartet in E Minor” at 5! He picked up an electric bass at 16 and at 17 had a free ride to Berkeley (which he dropped out of). Im not arguing with you. You can’t argue with 2+2=4. Well actually you can but that argument goes out of real world reality as we know it. Fact is, for better or worse, being “good” at something and your talent doesn’t make you the most fun to watch. I’d rather watch BJA over Mayer every day of the week, but there is nobody in the entire band better technically at playing guitar in the whole band then him (including Jason) and they would not argue this point. They are great for other reasons than straight musicianship which they are great at for who they are. Also, it’s plain silly to think that “Billie just doesn’t want to play lead”. He can play lead but he isn’t the best person to do it, enter Jason. What you’re not getting is it’s not a slight it’s a simple discussion over “anyone can be as good as anyone if they just practice hard enough” with like most things can be disproven with simple math. Everyone practicing the same + Everyone practicing the same ≠ everyone playing the same. You can can yell all day that this is untrue but I would advise you to understand that brains are wired differently and that all people aren’t created the same and that’s good. But for sports, being the best technically does not mean you’re the best to listen to. In fact, the opposite. The best players that play at Japanese jazz bars playing music that even great musicians don’t understand how they can do what they can do. The Harvard guy above is a good example. He’s good but he’s not near as good as some flemenco players and Spanish guitar players. My point is being the best at something doesn’t even appeal to most people. Hiromi who is literally probably the best technical player (as dubbed by Blue) is not going to attract as many people as Billy’s Joel or Elton John although she is light years above their playing level (and yes, even if she played the same songs). Intangibles matter. Also, why I included Armen is because he’s great but he’s still earth bound. YT Japanese jazz musicians and you’ll hate the music but it’s the best players in the world. Here is one of the many scientific breakdown of Freddy Mercury’s amazing voice (Billie’s idol btw) and there are 100s of these scientific brewkdowns of why some people can do something better than another but this one says it quite well. Hey man. If you feel you’re right and I’m wrong that we are all created equally and have the same abilities, more power to you. Go be all you can be but again I’d advise you that you should find what you do best and do those things. I’m a concert promoter, VFX Supervisor and writer and occasional producer but I’d rather be singing in a rock band but no matter how many lessons I took or how hard I wanted it and tried, I was never gonna be that. My family were realists and not “you can be WHATEVER you want”. The one handed pitcher I believe proves that. If not, here is more evidence. I say this to say EXPLORE not, don’t try. Dig? At the end of the day, I don’t completely disagree with you. You need to have the desire, you do need some natural ability but only the small percentage that REALLY AND TRULY want it will do “it”, whatever that THING is. Practice does indeed make near perfect but you need desire even more. If you try and practice what you don’t desire (like many doctors and lawyers), you can read your way to success but one would be wise to find out what they desire and take the small, NOT VAGUE, efforts to get there. Anyone can be what they can be is more accurate then anyone can be whatever they want. Whether you agree with me or not, this for me, has been a great discussion which is why I wrote so much. I believe this to the core and I’ve seen in my middle life, many people become rich and famous while others with more talent, don’t. Reason? Desire. If you want something bad enough, nothing to it but to do it but you gotta wanna.
  22. Jane Lannister

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    I'm not sure what you mean
  23. Jane Lannister

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    Nice spam
  24. Penguin Puffball

    We need a spam thread because I'm high

    I miss getting high. I won't try pills though; I'm on enough shit so as it is and don't want to risk any nasty interactions.
  25. Hermione

    The Green Day Fangirls' Confessions Thread

    Because he's a show off . He loves to entertain an audience and hold their attention, and flashing his bum is a sure fire attention getter lol. He's said as much before, that he'll do anything to make sure the show is entertaining and that he's noticed stripping off etc gets a good reaction.
  26. Todd

    Any source or video related to this picture?

    The Husker Du cover was recorded in 2000. It was recorded for MTV: Influences, so it's most likely the only song they performed for that session
  27. solongfromthestars

    Top 5 Happy/Positive VS Top 5 Sad/Angry Green Day Songs

    Happy songs: 1. ¡Viva La Gloria! - I'd argue this is their happiest song. It describes someone who's faced hardship, but has overcome that to hold the torch and give hope to others who can't. In a literal sense, Billie described Gloria as his positive side that he aspires to be. It's also 4:11 of Christian praising Gloria, so that's pretty cute, too. She might go downhill later in the album, but at this point, she's inspiring. 2. Still Breathing - a generic choice, but still. I remember when it came out and the GDC thread was full of emotional stories about living through hardship. It brought people together and reminded us to cherish life. A lot of people mentioned it in their fan stories for my book. I do think of Billie's story when I hear it, but I also think of my own and others' experiences. When I forget I'm glad I made it through, it reminds me. 3. She - even though it's about someone who feels "locked up in a world that's been planned out for you," it encourages and believes in her to stand up to that. It's intended to be empowering and it is. 4. Minority - another empowering song about being a misfit. It's fitting that it's used as the "thank you" song at shows, where it feels like a celebration. 5. When It's Time - I've picked this over Last Night on Earth because it's a straight up love song. LNOE is a better song and more romantic for sure, but since it refers to the narrator's self-destructive habits, it's bittersweet. Honourable mentions: Stop When the Red Lights Flash (reciprocated lust with someone who makes the narrator comfortable); 2000 Light Years Away (positive take on long distance); Wow! That's Loud (straight up praise); She's a Rebel (infatuation) and 99 Revolutions (fighting back). Sad songs: 1. Uptight - it doesn't just feel like a song about suicide, but about being frighteningly close to it with lines like "paid of all my debts to myself" and "suicide's last call." The latter is especially sad because it's like even death doesn't have time for the narrator. 2. Brutal Love - the ultimate longing song. It personifies how you can be so close to something you want so much, but love isn't enough. Probably the most heartbreaking of the trilogy love songs. 3. Worry Rock - really captures the deterioration of a relationship and the desperate desire to fix it. 4. Lights Out - a lot like Uptight. It captures the feeling of hopeless depression. 5. State of Shock - it's between this and Lazy Bones, but since it hasn't been mentioned yet I'll go with this one. I interpret it as going past feeling suicidal, to a scary state of dissociative apathy where you're not even sure if life or death should concern you. Honourable mentions: Whatsername (regrets and reflection); X-Kid (suicide); Christian's Inferno (self-destruction); ¿Viva La Gloria? (an inspiring character turned to drugs) and Amy (death from addiction). Shoutout to the whole Love is for Losers album too. I'd definitely have some of those on the list if they were Green Day songs. Billie is the master of making sad songs sound happy - that's a huge part of Green Day's appeal I think!
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