What else to post on this day? Green Day is probably the best group emerging from the nineties' neo-punk scene. Good albums like Dookie and Nimrod put the group firmly on the map. Their finest moment came in 2004 with the amazing concept album American Idiot, easily one of the best albums of the century so far. More melodic than their previous work, the raw power is still present as well, which is evident in the hit single Boulevard of broken dreams, but above all in the beautiful rock ballad Wake me up when September ends, in which lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong tries to come to terms with the death of his father. Art Rock score: 10/10 (brilliant masterpiece, one of 200 best songs of all time).
About me: Dutchman, married to a beautiful and highly talented artist from Shanghai. Although my education (PhD chemistry) is very much associated with the left side of the brain, I like to use my right side for my hobbies: music, art, photography.
About this blog: I started this blog in August 2006, just wanting to share what I considered interesting pieces of visual art and music. I suffered from blogging blues for most of 2008, but making a fresh start in October of that year has done wonders for my inspiration. In case you did not notice, most posts end with a small symbol... just click that for the relevant link. All pictures in my blog are hosted on blogger - if some do not show up (the red cross syndrome) it is a blogger hiccup. Right click and selecting "show picture" should do the trick.
About the reconstruction:
End March 2017 I converted thousands of posts to draft, in order to sort out potential copyright issues. Many of these have been restored in the course of the year.
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The magnifying glass based images that occur once in a while have been put in place to show images at thumbnail size, this being considered fair use (link).
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