Wednesday, May 11, 2005

I did quite a bit more magazine cutting up the past couple of days. It sure is a lot of work when you have dozens to go through. I was chopping up old Vintage Guitar mags today and ended up with lots of ink on my fingers as those were printed on newsprint. It was interesting to thumb through an old issue of Option Magazine(now defunct, unfortunately) and come across an article on Green Day just after they released Dookie. The article speculated on whether signing with a major would help or harm the band. Guess we know the answer to that. The group took a lot of flack at the time from punk "purists" for "selling out," but as Billie Joe Armstrong pointed out its easy to be a purist when you're not looking at music as a step up for your life as the working class members of Green Day were at the time.

Had a bit of a chuckle this afternoon when I saw a FedEx driver who could have been Jude from 6TEEN. He was a blond kid with a baggy shirt and a toque, just like the cartoon character. Wouldn't surprise me if he was a skater, the hat looked like the kind a skater would wear.

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