Ted Nugent, the master of meat, recently commented on a local radio show that he thought Green Day was one of the best bands out there, expect for their whiney politics. Whiney or not, Billie Joe's lyric are heartfelt, at times bittersweet and other times raunchy. You may choose to disagree with their politics but even a staunch conservative like Nugent knows a good thing when he hears it.
I have an older employee whose conservative values were instilled by her long dead parents although she does the complete opposite of everything these conservative values represent, hypocrisy at it's best. She constantly bitches about the liberal agenda, in the meantime her house is being fitted with a new furnace, new windows and a refrigerator courtesy of the very same liberal agenda she hates. Hate the agenda people, but you benefit from it every damn day.
We learn through osmosis when we least expect it and when the liberal agenda is being sung by some punks from the Bay Area it reaches far beyond the initial intended audience and eventually we learn from it. Green Day has given Crooks & Liars permission to host their new video for "Wake Me Up When September Ends":
"This timely and politically charged filmic vignette documents Green Day's view of the effects on young soldiers and loved ones left behind. The seven minute epic video causes a moment's pause to reflect upon and understand the impact of what you just watched."
Enjoy the whining and learn because eventually you will benefit from it.
[via Talk Left]