Monday, March 2, 2015

Do You Have The Time To Listen To Them Live?

I was 11 years old when Dookie was released in 1994,  I saw the video for "Basket Case" and immediately fell in love. Green Day's music was a welcomed departure from the depressing effects that grunge had on me and I fell in love with Billy the first time I saw his face. My parents hated their music videos and turned the channel every time they played one on MTV (back when MTV played videos).  When will parents learn? When they hate something, you end up liking it even more. They wouldn't let me buy the album, so I had my best friend buy me the tape for Christmas that year. They didn't know that I had it, so I would climb into my closet with my radio (I also got my first boom box that Christmas) and listen to this album from start to finish as quiet as I could so that my parents wouldn't hear me. When I finally got caught my dad went through the lyrics and crossed out every song that I wasnt allowed to listen to on the album. The funny thing is that I didn't even know what half of the songs meant, I just liked the music. 

This album will always be one of my favorites from top to bottom, love everything about it and I get excited when I find out that other people love it as much as I do.  If you are as big of a Dookie nerd as I am, you might enjoy seeing local musicians Emily Rose and Greg Blucher perform Dookie live from start to finish at the Black Lotus Brewery this Saturday, March 7th at 9 p.m.


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