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Showing content with the highest reputation on 06/20/2019 in all areas

  1. 7 points
    You guys bother with notifications? I just have a browser tab open with this thread at all times.
  2. 5 points
    Ugh so much reading into things.
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    TO CELEBRATE MY NEW CAR LET'S FANGIRL happy fangirling
  4. 3 points
    @petros you're really being a complete moron just so you know. Nobody's saying your comment is gonna make Deryck drink again, it's just a fucking dumb comment Just listened to the song, it's all right but not amazing on first listen
  5. 3 points
    Even Amanda... I love so much that song. He says "you're a different woman, that's for certain" and comes from "I don't know a thing about" to "I wanna know about". And the chorus. And the solo. One of the reasons I love the trilogy is that it carries deep, heavy subjects and you cab't be unaware of that when listening to the lyrics, and the music itself has sadness in it but it's always a jam at the same time. I love Extraordinary Girl, Give Me Novacaine and Whatsername from AI, for instance, but they're so devoid of any joy it's sometimes hard to listen to them. While I could listen to Lazy Bones in a loop, it will be okay. It's one of my favorites and the saddest of the trilogy, for me, but it still gets me going.
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    "green bidet" would be an awesome name for a green day cover band
  8. 2 points
    I'm guessing that stock site is being contacted by Warner legal.
  9. 2 points
    BJA comment: Orange is the new Billie ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nice Green Day tag on her shoulder
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    Been a fan since 98. Always dreamed of seeing a GD related gig in Oakland. Haven't we all in Europe. Had a few days holiday so said fuck it, booked last minute flights London to SF. Wallet still recovering hah and writing from work cos my phone got nicked! Worth it for 2 fantastic gigs. I arrived Thursday, day before the first show. Went to Mikes cafe Rudy's, had a Chupacabra burger and Shakin' Jesse, both delicious, living the dream! Didn't know about the Middle Aged Queers show, so got a free bus back to my airbnb and slept 12 fucking hours, cos jet lag and no kids ๐Ÿ˜‚. Thought the queue would be long so went to Gilman. The bus driver knew I was a GD fan, he dropped me on the doorstep and said enjoy. I was there, at 924 Gilman Street, fucking unreal! Checked Google Maps, saw the Ashby house is 3 1/2 miles away, thought GD used to walk this, fuck it I will too... should of got the bloody bus ๐Ÿ˜‚! Met a nice bloke from the Ashby care home who was impressed by my walk haha, took a pic of me on the steps. Had a coffee and rest at the Allegro Coffee place, tortured my feet some more, walked up Telegraph to "Stuart and the ave". One of my fave GD songs. Imagined Billie ripping up Amanda's photo there. Wasn't gunna do my feet in any more so got the bus, well I thought I wasn't but got off too late, did see a nice bit of Broadway so silver lining haha. Doors were open, went in, got a spot in the middle/back. Loved Nobody's Baby and Dead Sound, nice seeing Billie supporting Bill again. The venue was TINY, felt like being in a pub at home! Couldn't believe it when Billie came on. I had this dream for 21 years, and it was fucking happening! Billie was on fire, real chemistry with the Prima Donna lads. Not a bad view, could tell he looked well. Devil's Kind is one of his best songs imo, so fucking happy to have heard it live. Big fan of The Damned and The Replacements so loved Neat Neat Neat and Bastards Of Young. Kept thinking of Billie on stage with The Replacements and that he deserved his fan boy moment, cos he gives them to his fans at every show! Missing You was fantastic. I know Jeffs a bellend ๐Ÿ˜‚ but was impressed with that bassline. Regretted the walking of course but danced and jumped my arse off, must of lost some weight cos it was bloody hot in there! Walking out I saw all smiles around me. All of a sudden the pain started setting in bad from the walking and jumping cos it was over and adrenaline gone! So got an Uber, had a quick shower, texted the missus and a GD fan mate. Went to sleep smiling. Woke up the next morning seized up ๐Ÿ˜‚, but didn't know if I would get the chance to come back, so got the Bart to SF where WICA was filmed. Walked around the station for ages, found the phones, but I reached into my back pocket and my phone was gone. Didn't lose my Ashby house pics, or pics of the Gilman building, cos they were on my camera, but lost my selfies at Gilman and "Stuart and the ave". Tried to take a selfie with my camera, but a homeless man came to the phones, so gave up. Didn't know what to do without Google Maps, felt a bit down, so got the Bart back to Oakland. Went for a little walk at Lake Merritt. Knew Ruby Room was nearby so asked a man for directions, and he walked me to it. Turned out he was homeless, so tried to give him money but he turned it down, said he just wanted to help cos I was a visitor. Ruby Room's called that for a reason, it's all red lights, really dark aswell. Had a few beers, "drowned my sorrow". Felt better cos I was drinking at the Ruby Room! Hadn't eaten yet, so went to the Mcdonalds. There were armed cops, felt like "Murder City"! Wanted to listen to Ruby Room, but no phone so hummed it to myself like a nutter while walking to the Golden Bull. Got a bit lost again but followed some GD shirts. Was glad I didn't queue up all day cos it was boiling, felt bad for the people who did. Got a bit closer to the stage. Feet were still hurting, but tried to forget when Nobody's Baby came on. Really liked them and Dead Sound again. Forgot all about my phone when I saw the band coming on. They were EVEN better than the first night, and that's saying something cos the first night was brilliant! Really loved Cult Hero, didn't realise how good it was until seeing it, love it now. Body Bag was great, couldn't see much cos Billie laid down, but was so happy for the fan that got to hold his mic. This time for the encore they played Fever Blister, it was fucking incredible! Didn't think I had any dancing left hahaha, it proved me wrong! They covered Born To Lose with Kevin singing, that was brilliant aswell, nice ode to Tom Petty. Could of cried as I left cos my dream came true. Can't thank Billie enough for doing this cos I bet it wasn't profitable, but for the fans, it was our dreams come true. FYI could tell Billie was sober at these, and he was BETTER than when I saw him with booze. Don't like to complain but have to say 1 thing. I'm a crowdsurfer, done it at GD before, but the crowdsurfing at these was stupid. Nearly all same people all night at both shows. This is some fans only chance seeing Billie live intimately, it's not GD, not guaranteed it will happen again. They queued up all day, if you already saw GD and Longshot loads of times, let them enjoy the show. Know Billie liked it at other shows, but he turned his back, or gave daggers to most at these. Please someone give this girl a crowdsurfing lesson, cos using people like a climbing frame to the stage ain't crowdsurfing ๐Ÿ˜‚. If the 2 blokes that thought I was with her cos of my accent are on here I wasn't haha Well enough negativity. All in all fantastic time, had experiences worth more than my old phone. Would do it again if work allowed, was easier and less scary than I thought. If the new album is Longshot it's gunna be good, but if it's new GD it's gunna be good too, cos Billie is in good form. If you get the chance to go to Longshot, go even if overseas, it's worth the money. Not been on GDC for ages but so excited about this, had to share, think the wife, kids and colleagues are sick of the sound of my voice ๐Ÿ˜‚!
  11. 1 point
    And judging by that โ€Hiโ€ selfie, that look on Billieโ€™s face looks like heโ€™s ready to tell us!!!
  12. 1 point
    I'm not sure about the whole "focus of the summer" stuff but I'm just glad to know Billie and the boys are still working on new GD stuff for us all!
  13. 1 point
    This Q & A topic is almost NSFW
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    This is where my expertise comes in. Starts around 30:30
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    Heard a customer go "it's a longshot", wanted to slide up and tell him about the band ๐Ÿ˜‚
  16. 1 point
    Looks fantastic, best replica I've seen!
  17. 1 point
    Thinks he looks cute today > takes a selfie.
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    Letโ€™s paste this here for reference and convenience (not a statement on its credibility) Per 4chan - โ€œgreen day just finished recording their longest album in their discography. 21 songs with a final track topping out at around 11 minutes. I can promise you no song will be a radio hit but โ€” it is one of the greatest albums ever written. during the final listen through in the studio, we listened to the record all the way through, during the final minute of the final track, i look to my right and see butch walkers mouth hanging open, i then look back at billie and he stood there with his arms crossed, smirking and winking at mike giggling. in an age where rock is all but dead, it makes sense for it to go out with such a beautiful boom. >Self titled album >final track is called โ€œHow The West Was Wonโ€ >expect first single before the end of june >21 songs >no this isnโ€™t going to be a fucking pop albumโ€
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    I don't want to see the trilogy as viewed as a bad projet musically because everything is subjective, and i don't see it that way. The quotes of Billie you put are one aspect of the thing, he said at that time. I don't think it was necessarily sane for him to work it all so hard to put so many songs out at the same time, it doesn't have much to do with the songs' quality as such. I'm not being particularly sensitive (I could tell you stop being so insensitive, would that make sense to you?) from thinking these albums gather most of Billie's best work. The trilogy weren't my first album otherwise. Am I the only one who doesn't prefer a Longshot club show to a GD, even arena one? I mean, I was close enough to touch him all the time and it was surreal, but I didn't see him happier than with Green Day, With Green Day, the few times I could really notice him because he was coming on my side, he was bearing a wide smile of happiness, I was lucky to see that. With The Longshot he was looking good but no particular explosion of joy, I don't know. He was all the time lashing out at his guitar with a lot of passion and energy, in a condensed way. That way great to see. But if we were to compare the amount of joy I'd say Green Day... The Longshot seems to bring him other stuff. This is not meant to say anything, other than replying to the comments saying he looked somehow happier than with Green Day... and that wasn't particularly my feeling
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    So I was looking on Twitter for any tweets about the new album and I found this Not sure who she is or where sheโ€™s from, but apparently some radio station said itโ€™s coming out in December...hope itโ€™s not actually that far off
  22. 1 point
    In Oakland, one of the fans I spoke with told me, in reply to me saying that I absolutely love the trilogy, that I was the first fan she ever heard saying that. It slightly surprised me, because the same evening I heard other fans saying they loved some trilogy songs, and especially because on here there are clearly a lot of people who love the trilogy as well. It saddens me that these may still be "underrated" albums, especially in comparison to some other albums, but I must say I'm glad that Billie keeps loving these songs he wrote, as proven by his disappointment that they aren't listened (according to him). Maybe he meant that at the time they came out, they didn't got the listen they deserved, at least not up to everything he put in it, and that now that he plays them with The Longshot, only then they seem to get more success, and he points that out... I don't know. But I definitely hope he'll keep playing a bit of them here and there with GD as well. To me it doesn't matter so much if they don't give them much more place in the setlist, the fact Billie loves these songs makes me happy, cause I love them so much. Some of you mentioned piano covers of songs, I don't know if some here use guitar pro but you can listen separately to each track (each instrument), and listening to the brass and keyboard on Brutal Love is a blessing you can see how Billie worked it hard to arrange all the parts together. I say Billie even though he was not alone... but I bet it's mostly him. I don't know why some people here think the trilogy songs got "rushed" and got out when they weren't perfected yet, well I understand but I don't think that way at all, to me it's obvious that the big work was there, and too much rather than not enough. Billie must've put so much of his heart in it, and the number of songs made he disappointment bigger when the popularity wasn't nearly as wide as for the previous albums. Just a word about Walk Away, I'm thinking of it now, when I saw a few days ago with a post on GDC that it was a song written in the early 2000's, it surprised me at first because I thought it was perfectly suited for the trilogy era. Like, the bigger that you come, the harder you're gonna fall, is like an auto-prophecy about the trilogy's outcome. Well, maybe one doesn't prevent the other, Billie did end up putting it on a trilogy record. If I ever get to meet him one day and ask him about lyrics, I would really like to ask him about this song. Okay, now time for my review of the Oakland gig on Saturday 8th! * * * I got a ticket by buying one as soon as it was been sold... Really doing not much with my life now, well I'm doing stuff but not working again yet and it ain't easy, so I really needed something crazy like that to get me started again. And in fact as soon as I was on the way back to France I only thought of one thing: how good I felt when I was working, hard but with pleasure, and glad to earn my own life, and to be able to attend shows with my money, like I did the 2 previous years. This time my parents paid me the trip (not that expensive, but still...). They don't seem to get my hype but get how important it was for me. I'm really grateful to them but boy do I need to get independent again! So, I arrived in Oakland on Friday night. The plane was almost 2 hours late. I had planned to go where the venue was, and decide if I would then reach my hotel to drop my stuff and go back and sleep outside, or if I was going to actually sleep in the hotel room after checking the venue. My concern was to be 1st row, I'd never been at a Longshot shot yet. So I get out from the 12th street Bart at something past 11 pm... I notice the venue... I hear a gig going on. Before even recognizing the music, I recognize Billie's voice. In fact, I had misread the Longshot post about dates and thought the 2 Oakland gigs were on Saturday and Sunday. So I understand then that I have misread. Impossible to go back to my hotel to drop my stuff, I get closer to the gig. The bodyguard is quite cool and after a few minutes, he allows me to get in without paying, as I said I have a ticket for the next evening, and he sees me with my loaded backpack plus another bag. I still manage to jump a bit in the back rows. There wasn't as much people as the following day; I managed to see Billie quite good even like that. His voice was powerful, gorgeous, perfect, that's all I can say, and what struck me. The advantage from being a little afar from the stage is you can hear the full rendition of the microphone. It's so much better when you hear it live than recorded through a camera... Some of you here may know I'm not a huge fan of cameras at shows, I never pull out my phone; I appreciate live streams of shows I haven't been to, for audio when they're taken from far, and for video when they're taken from close and good quality, but I swear in real it's much better. Your senses catch things a camera will never catch... apart maybe from at a time robots will have taken over on humans lol! So, after the end of that show I caught unawarely, I stayed with a few fans to wait if Billie would come out. We stayed outside. Only, outside, there were as much of people bearing vinyls, guitars and other stuff they wanted to get signed by Billie. Some fans told me these people wanted to get them signed just to resell them. In fact, when the band came out at nearly 2 am, these people jumped on Billie who couldn't accord us any minute then. He just headed straight to the car with the rest of the band. The next day I learned that he had stayed for a minute inside before going out and had met a handful of fans there. So I had chosen the wrong strategy by waiting outside. I was disappointed but headed for my hotel to get some rest. Walking in Downtown Oakland at night is something, it's desert apart from a few drunk and homeless people, and cars. But it's not very different from Paris really. There's a similitude as for the abundant youth and dancing ambiance alongside bold aggressiveness/poverty that shows up at night especially. I went by a few young, visibly drunk dudes who said, just as they saw me: "Oh my god, I wouldn't like to be a girl alone at night!" and I just thought that the one thing I was afraid of was to not meet Billie the following day. It ended up happening that way... I wonder, with the number of people present, the number of fans surrounding him, if it would had been a really satisfying encounter anyway, to get to speak to him in that context. Maybe it depends on the show... But I don't live close enough to be spoiled for choice! * * * I slept one hour (after one already messed up plane night), the time to unpack my stuff, and to get back there at 6:30 am. I arrived second. I was practically assured to get the front row... I was happy about it. The fans I met were all nice. We allowed each other to come and go, do our stuff, get to our hotels, buy food, take a walk... as I would only stay in Oakland for barely 2 days after the show, I was happy to have a little time to spend wandering around from then already. I tasted some local wine and it was really good. I was going from happiness and hope to depression, waiting for the hours to pass in the heat. Many of the fans would be doing other Longshot shows of that small tour, and I was among the only ones not to have met Billie once. I was envious of them. I was trying to reasoning myself, to get to appreciate being there even so, even if I wouldn't meet him. I had thoughts like "the others are good enough to meet him, but I wouldn't, he wouldn't like me anyway, etc." I think I managed to calm myself down for the time of the show... So, when at around 11 pm (I didn't take my phone to look) they finally came on stage (after 2 opening bands I really appreciated, the 2nd one was Dead Sound, the first one I don't know the name but I liked it as much) I was really happy. I had already seen Billie from 2nd row at a Longshot show but front row was much better. The level of the stage was quite low but we hanged on the monitors in front of us. I didn't get too much bumped throughout the show, it was all fun, except the crowdsurfers that we had to keep a bit of our attention on. I had an amazing view. Billie was like fifty centimeters away from me... He looked rested, relaxed, happy, in good shape. Keeping my eyes straight I was seeing his hand strumming on the guitar. And his bellie also quite well! I didn't dare put my hand forward to touch him, but at one point when he put his foot on the border of the stage right next to our hands, I dropped a kiss on my hand and lay it on his shoe. I was afraid of getting face-bumped if I'd kiss his shoe directly, lol! and didn't want to make something too showy. It was still a very precious moment to me. If I had met him I would've kissed his hands, that's something I really wanna do, think of it what you will! His hands are very handsome. As for his feet, I didn't find them small for his height. The only other time I touched him was when he quickly touched the hands of everyone on the front row before leaving. Some people crowdsurfed up to the stage, and embraced him before jumping back. The first one was a girl just getting on the stage from a side, who kissed him (I don't recall where on the face) and then he told her to jump in the crowd. She was scared but did it. And then they played Fell For You and the line "steal a kiss and took a dive" just took all its sense. But people were doing just a bit too much of crowdsurfing and annoying the first row, especially my side, they always got on the stage from there! I had spent enough time and energy not to have to lose all these precious minutes to pay attention to people threatening to kick me in the face... Happily I didn't get hurt. At one point, one tall male fan behind me, who was picking up all the crowdsurfers due to his height and placement, angrily threw on the stage, instead of dropping him, one of them who just kept doing it, I thought it was a fair revenge for all of us front * * * The moment when Billie lay down and asked a fan to hold the mic for him was one of the best. The hottest assuredly. I got to speak to that fan and she was very sweet. I really melted when Billie grabbed the mic so as to bring it closer down. And he sang and played almost with closed eyes then. I was so absorbed in it One of the moments I also recall well is when the fan on my left lifted up her phone to him, he got closer, understood she was waiting for him to say something in it, and he just said "No!" with an friendly-annoyed tone, turning his head on the side. Then I don't know what he said but we had the first eye contact I remember of the show. It was too quick to really discern the expression he had then. Maybe, by getting distracted by this and that, I missed a few eye contacts opportunities, but it's true that he shares his look with all the fans and not only the front rows. The second eye contact I recall is when he was about to crouch down for a solo or something. He looked at me, and then I turned my head towards him. It's funny because I didn't get any direct thing but he just seemed to look as if he was observing me. It lasted a split second, I saw his big green eyes at me and it was lovely and intimidating, and then he got back to play his solo and I thought "why do you look furtively at me like that?" But it was still great. It was the only thing I got from him really, furtive looks, because I didn't get to meet him after. On the contrary to the previous evening where he still got to quickly meet a few fans, there he didn't meet any. He got out at 2:30 with the rest of the band and they jumped in their van. We had been waiting for nearly 2 hours in the freezing cold (after the heat of the gig...), unfortunately, with the same resellers than the previous evening. I was really mad at them... but maybe in any case Billie wouldn't have waited for us, who knows? We still got to say goodbye by waving the hand at the window. I hadn't practically cried for the evening but the next day I did. I cried of missing the great experience previous evening and sadness that it had stopped to the only show. I was really depressed. Yet, I had woken up after only five hours and didn't feel tired at all (which never happens to me, especially not after 3 hours of sleep in 2 nights!) but I think I wanted to enjoy as much as I could my time there. I got by the sea in Oakland and tried some kayak for the first time. I enjoyed it so much I didn't see three hours pass, the guys had to go and fetch me because they were closing! In the kayak, there was a spider that jumped out and I was so scared I dropped my paddle in the water. I had to swim to get it back, it was fun! The salty water plus the sun burned me really hard! But it was worth it, I really needed to decompress from the emotions, and all I had put in that last-minute trip with the (deceived) hope of meeting Billie at last... Maybe next time.
  23. 1 point
    It's the Ramones and it kicks ass...
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    Been telling him that for years ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for all of the stuff from the shows so far everyone, particularly @Admiral_Needa - great quality as ever.
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    "I'm wouldn't lie to you... I'm fuc*king hot." For the 2nd show, the venue added an extra fan, mounted on the wall, but it still wasn't enough, lol


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