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Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap

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About Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap

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  • Birthday 02/20/1992

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  • Name Matt
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  • Location Glasgow, Scotland

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  1. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Do you feel like you've lost a part of your childhood?   

    It did make me feel nostalgic that they played When I Come Around of all songs at the show, that was the first Green Day song I properly loved. But when I was getting into them it was early 2004, so all their stuff was old to begin with.

    Although they were a big part of my childhood, I can still listen to them now and enjoy their songs. I have to space them out to get that rush of enjoying it like it's the first time I heard it though, but if I don't listen to American Idiot for months and months, the next time I put it on I'll still be blown away by it.

    The only "end of your childhood" moment I can remember would be finishing the last Harry Potter book for the first time. You're never going to get that experience back.
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  2. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th!   


    Well then it's Schrodinger's Green Day concert. Can it really be their best setlist if they end on Nightlife?
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  3. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th!   

    Calling less than 5 trilogy songs getting played.
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  4. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th!   

    God damn it, had to settle for the studio version of Dry Ice. Which tbf I hadn't listened to in a while anyway. Definitely one of the highlights of the indie years.
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  5. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Green Day playing House of Blues in Cleveland on April 16th!   

    Just want to take this opportunity to thank the streamers, but fuck. Pasalacqua is the one I'd expect them to play at the HOF show.
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  6. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Green Day Q&A Thread   

    Because bands from Dunfermline don't get mentioned every day:


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  7. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic 10 years of American Idiot   

    Just in the process of the obligatory play through just now, onto Extraordinary Girl. With albums you've listened to a thousand times over it is definitely best to give it a spin on rare occasions if you still want to enjoy it. Still the most brilliant mix of ideas, it should never have worked. The revisionists have tried to claim that they tried to get popular again with it, because obviously the world was crying out for punk rock operas about schizophrenics, politics and the state of the nation. I just love how huge it sounds. It is so the opposite of the type of albums that "tastemakers" like Pitchfork enjoy. Although I just found out they gave it a 7.2! It's overblown and bombastic and ridiculous and cynical and funny and melodramatic in all the right places. Even before they did the musical, it has all the elements of a musical soundtrack. I love the Les Paul Jr sound on the start of Letterbomb and Homecoming, and the surf guitar on Novocaine, and all those massive choruses.

    Personally it always reminds me of America (duh), because I went there for a holiday/cousin's wedding in October 2004, so I was still at the stage of listening to it obsessively. It's the one that first brought me to Green Day Authority, reading all the song meanings, downloading the bootlegs etc. It's the one that made me go from having basically only Dookie and International Superhits to full blown obsessed. It's one of only three records I can think of that I got into when I was 12 that I still love. The others being The White Stripes' White Blood Cells and (obviously) Dookie.

    And now Letterbomb, probably my favourite song by them.
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  8. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2   

    There's also the similarity with Moonage Daydream on Jesus Of Suburbia.
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  9. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2   

    The 2009 tour when they did actual explosions for the gunshots during the breakdown was the best use of pyro I've seen at a gig.
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  10. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Blasphemy & Genocide: Unpopular Green Day Opinions, Part 2   

    For three track runs I would go the first three from Nimrod or last three from Warning. Waiting and Minority are two of their best singles and Macy's Day Parade is one of his best bits of songwriting. And Nimrod's opening is just them doing classic 10/10 pop punk song after song. I don't know what the site's consensus on Nice Guys Finish Last is but it was one of the songs that got me into them way back when.

    Maybe an unpopular opinion is that if you took out When September Ends and did a three track run of Letterbomb, Homecoming, Whatsername, not only does the album considerably improve but those three would all be around about my top ten Green Day songs.
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  11. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts?   

    I disagree because I think Viva La Vida was an excellent pop album and Mylo Xyloto had some excellent singles, but irrespective of what you think of their music, if you go to one of their shows it's impossible not to get into it. I went to see them because Jay-Z was supporting and was offered a free ticket, but was really pleasantly surprised at how good they were live, because Chris Martin is so energetic and bounces around the stage giving it everything. He's so endearingly uncool and when so much live performance is just posturing (cough 30 Seconds To Mars) it's enjoyable to watch someone who truly doesn't give a fuck when they're up there.
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  12. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts?   


    Yeah, gimmicks at arena shows are really terrible.

    Chris Martin is very good at what he does.
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  13. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts?   

    Evidently you've never seen Coldplay live.
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  14. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts?   


    Arguing about genre superiority is the domain of 12 year old youtube commenters. Can we just differentiate between good music and shite music, this falling squarely into the latter category.
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  15. Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap added a post in a topic Billie Joe & Avicii, Thoughts?   

    Levels came out in 2011, that's plenty of time for me.
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