Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown” and Digressions

There are a few advantages to getting older. One is that you don’t have to be on the cutting edge of everything to be cool. In fact you don’t even have to be cool anymore. Uhh, truth is, you don’t have any choice, nothing you can do can make you cool. Cool! unless you happen to be married to somebody like that. Poor Sweetie.

Anyways, I was bee bopping through Target earlier this week checking out this and that and came to an end cap in the music section. There was a display that said “New Music.” It had Green Day CDs, “21st Century Breakdown.” So I said “cool”, bought it, and have been listening to it the last several days.

It surprised me. I think of Green Day as kind of punkish. Old punkers in their 40’s or so. They look the part. This CD, although it rocks is quite musical, in fact it is kind of “pop” in some tunes. It has 18 tracks and there is quite a variety here. I have listened to the whole thing a half dozen times and I’m not tired of it yet. The cd can rock but then it gets all melodic. I think that it is quite good.

Check out the bands web site here. It has cool stuff, except for the widgets bloggers use on our posts. None of their widgets work at all. Which is par for the course for band web sites.

The cd came out in May so its not like brand new, but I love it.

I give it a 3.5 stars out of 4. Which is good!

Anybody out there a Green Day fan? Tell us about it.

After I wrote this, I checked out the reviews. Turns out this cd is a rock opera in three parts. Imagine that, I had no idea. I don’t listen to lyrics, I cannot understand them anyway. (Drives Sweetie to the brink sometimes, this trait of mine!) The opera is all about how life was hard under George Bush. Ugh, I’m no W fan at all, but He’s gone folks. He is walking his dog in Dallas people. He is even carrying a pooper scooper! He is out of the picture. SO FOR THE LOVE OF PETE CAN’T I JUST LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC without some sort of political message. Ahhhhhhh!!! By the way, as a certified tax payer, and a certified Republican non fan of “W”, I’m willing to spend a little extra so that a former President of the United States of America doesn’t have to scoop his dog’s poop. Please!

Anybody else out there tired of the culture wars? What we can going to do about it? Class? Class?

8 thoughts on “Green Day – “21st Century Breakdown” and Digressions

  1. Tulsa Gentleman

    It is true to say that I like all kinds of music although I have a hard time appreciating Rap. Like you I have always had a hard time with lyrics. I can remember a tune after one hearing but after a dozen listenings I still have trouble catching all the lyrics. Some of it is because the singer mumbles, but mostly because the words really don’t have much to say. The exception to this is Bob Dylan. He almost always tells a story. If I think Dylan is good I must be ancient, right.

    What I remember from watching an MTV video of Green Day is that the lead singer spits a lot.

  2. Dawn

    I’m just learning to like some of the newer music. I do like their song 21 Guns. I have no clue what it’s about though. Ha!

    I think you’re cool!

  3. Yogi♪♪♪

    @Tulsa Gentleman – Sounds like it would be a good idea to avoid the front row during a Green Day concert.

    @Euroangel. – yep I think that getting old is state of mind.

    @Dawn – I like 21 guns also. Now I find out it is a political song. I still like it – I still cannot make sense of the lyrics.

    @Baloney – Yeah, I know what it means. It means that you are Randy and I’m Paula? And this is American Idol!!!

  4. Mista Jaycee

    I became a Green Day fan around the time of Dookie! That was a good album. I like that they are unafriad to grow and change. Punks cool but it can grow stale after a while.
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