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jengd

The consensus seems to 5’7” whatever that is in metric 😂

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Hermione

Billie claims 5'8" ("I'm only about 5'8" he said) but I think that's only in his dreams :P. The consensus of 5'7" seems accurate, he's about an inch taller than Tre and no more than 2 or 3 inches shorter than Mike. So yeah he'd be about 1.70 m

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Nightlife

I was just discussing lyrics in another thread and it made me think of Nice Guys Finish Last. English isn't my first language so my question is; what the fuck does "pressure cooker pick my brain" mean?! I get the rest of the song but that one line I don't understand at all. I understand the individual words of it but WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN? 

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Beerjeezus
5 minutes ago, Nightlife said:

I was just discussing lyrics in another thread and it made me think of Nice Guys Finish Last. English isn't my first language so my question is; what the fuck does "pressure cooker pick my brain" mean?! I get the rest of the song but that one line I don't understand at all. I understand the individual words of it but WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN? 

I had the same question for a long time and then I figured out that "pick someone's brain" means (to ask someone questions in order to find out what they know about something) but what does a pressure cooker have to do with it??? It must be some wordplay?

And don't get started on how long it took me to understand Hitchin A Ride. :lol: One day I picked up this huge dictionary and it was a revelation of a lifetime lol

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Nightlife
3 minutes ago, Beerjeezus said:

I had the same question for a long time and then I figured out that "pick someone's brain" means (to ask someone questions in order to find out what they know about something) but what does a pressure cooker have to do with it??? It must be some wordplay?

And don't get started on how long it took me to understand Hitchin A Ride. :lol: One day I picked up this huge dictionary and it was a revelation of a lifetime lol

Yeah same, I get the pick my brain part but what's up with the pressure cooker??????? I've spent way too many hours wondering about this. 

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Beerjeezus
Just now, Nightlife said:

Yeah same, I get the pick my brain part but what's up with the pressure cooker??????? I've spent way too many hours wondering about this. 

Yes, exactly!!! It must be something - I'd be so disappointed if it was random after all that thinking about it. :lol:

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pacejunkie punk
3 minutes ago, Nightlife said:

Yeah same, I get the pick my brain part but what's up with the pressure cooker??????? I've spent way too many hours wondering about this. 

A pressure cooker just describes a high stress environment and “pick my brain and tell me I’m insane” is him asking himself if he’s stressed out or going crazy, kind of a similar idea to Basket Case.

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Beerjeezus
6 minutes ago, Hermione said:

I'd never heard this before it came up discussing the song in the past but apparently "pressure cooker" can be a slang term for a psychiatrist/shrink. Before that I thought it was just the high stress situation thing too but that makes a lot of sense, like he's telling the shrink to pick his brain and tell him he's insane (although I think he probably also chose to use that particular phrase to bring to mind pressure/stress so it's a bit of both).

:o mind blown etc

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The Blayr

I'd been wondering about that pressure cooker line lately too and I haven't even been on gdc 😂. I'm so in sync with all the Green Day fans of the world lol

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jengd

I have seen a couple of things recently about a memorial concert for Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) and all quote Billie as saying that he, Mike and Tre covered Ever Fallen In Love With Someone as best they could.  I have never heard this but know Billie did an acoustic version when Pete died.  I can find Billie's version (which is great by the way if you missed it) and a crappy phone version of the full band but does anyone know of a better version lurking anywhere?

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pouty bitch
1 hour ago, jengd said:

I have seen a couple of things recently about a memorial concert for Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks) and all quote Billie as saying that he, Mike and Tre covered Ever Fallen In Love With Someone as best they could.  I have never heard this but know Billie did an acoustic version when Pete died.  I can find Billie's version (which is great by the way if you missed it) and a crappy phone version of the full band but does anyone know of a better version lurking anywhere?

I think that crappy phone recording on Youtube is the only version online unfortunately.:( What bothers me even more is the fact that they played it at Reading Festival in 2004, which was pro shot but only a few of the songs from the set were actually aired and the Buzzcocks cover wasn't one of them, so there's probably some pro shot footage of it out there that we might never see.:cry:

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