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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Green Day Nominated for being Politically Conscious?

Conscious? These twerps? Give me a f#$kin break!

Read this guy, he put it into better words....


From today's Washington Post, in an article on the VMA nominations:

Green Day's eight nominations include six for their socially conscious song "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for the "American Idiot," which also is the name of their critically acclaimed album.
Socially conscious? I don't own the album, but last December I vacationed with a family member who did, and listened to it on the plane. Catchy tunes, no doubt. But nothing short of an all-out Bush-Bash. Why don't we examine these 'socially conscious' lyrics.

Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ahhh Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah Ah-Ah deep! Granted, Boulevard of Broken Dreams isn't as much of an outright Bush-Bash as American Idiot.

Don't want to be an American idiot. Don't want a nation under the new media. And can you hear the sound of hysteria? The subliminal mindf**k America.

Well maybe I'm the faggot America. I'm not a part of a redneck agenda. Now everybody do the propaganda. And sing along in the age of paranoia.

Socially conscious? More like socially retarded. I just hate all of these singers and bands and actors who think we care what they have to say. I use this analogy often on my radio show, and I'll give it to you here.
Actors and singers are like prostitutes. I pay them for a service, to entertain me, and when they're done providing that service I don't want to hear word one from them. I'm paying them for a service, not for their opinion. However, they seem to think that since we fork over dough for their stuff that it automatically means we care about them and their opinion. Not so, Streisand and company. Get on the stage, sing your songs and leave.
Specifically towards Green Day, it's a shame that perfectly good tunes have to be ruined by politicizing the lyrics.

Enjoy my writing? My blog is at:

I enjoyed this guy, great rant. And very true. I want a political expert, I'll flip to Fox News or the net or turn on News and Talk Radio. I want some asinine assessment on the world by a singer, gimme a celebrity.

Enjoy MTV, you lemmings. I'll be watching something else that Thursday or Friday, if I'm not out.



  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Well I don't have TV, so I can't watch MTV, but that article didn't make sense.

    On one hand, it is suggested that the musicians are being paid to provide a service. In this case, their service is creating music.

    On the other hand, it is suggested that their opinions are not wanted and thus should be ommitted from the lyrics.

    ummm, well I've been playing guitar for about 20 years now, and enjoy writing a tune here and there. Can you explain to me WHY I should leave my opinions out of my songs?

    In this case (which is specifically why the comments make no sense), Green Day was awarded for their lyrics, not additional thoughts and opinions that they presented to the world.

    Is it also suggesting that most every folk and rock tune written from 1965 -> 1975 should be discarded for its opinion on the state of our country? ie: Beatles, Byrds, Doors, Dylan, Joplin, Hendrix, Simon and GarFunk, The Stones, etc?

    Politics has LONG been something singers have written about and I hardly see any reason to pick on Green Day of all bands for whatever they may have written.

    And on the analogy, if you don't like the idea that the prostitute MAY be a bit of a slut, don't go to one in the first place.

  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Sad thing is this. Green Day thinks THEY ARE EXPERTS. They're like frickin our age. I am not listening to their crap on crap.

    To quote one great commentator: Singers, shut up and sing! You wanna get political, run for office! Go activist, but stop trying to infuse the two!

    Wise, wise, person. When Linda Ronstadt got all preachy at her concert saying Michael Moore was a patriot and saying America was Nazi Germany, she should have expected everyone to walk out, some boos, and a couple of whisky sours smashed onto the ground and on stage.

    Freedom of Speech? How about our freedom to get pissed off?

  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Thankfully, both of those rights are protected, speech and freedom to get pissed off.

    But, if you'd like to keep your freedom to get pissed off, then I think you'd best let singers say what they want as their jobs do not change their liberties.

    Who was that guy you were always quoting, ...Voltaire I think it was? Maybe time to read some of that again.

    And also, '...they're like frickin our age'. So. You're my age, and you ramble about politics all day, everyday. What's the difference? If you became famous, you lose the ability to express a political opinion?

    While I generally always disagree with you, I like hearing what you have to say politically. If I disklike it enough, I won't come back; noone forces me to read what you write and noone forces you to listen to nor read their lyrics.

  • At 6:01 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Very true, I disagree with some points, but you remain concise and garalous as usual.

    Rant? Rant? Don't make me actually post a RANT. I usually say, RANT TIME.

    They're usually amusing.

  • At 12:54 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Thank you.

  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    ...but I think the word is 'garrulous'



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