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My Green Days

The music by Green Day is often labeled as punk rock. I would rather call it energy music. There is something about the harmonies, the riffs and the tempo that I find rejuvenating. Every time I listen to A Thousand Hours something ignites inside me and I want to race out and see what the world serves up. It get's your batteries recharged to the point of sending sparks - if you let it. Just tuning in isn't enough - you have to connect, drop everyday pains, cares and worries for a moment, and simply enjoy being alive.

I got 1000 hours as a LP just a year before I turned thirty and I remember listening to it until the grooves started wearing out. Maybe it got played so much because it embodied youth and vitality and I feared that crossing 30 meant the end of being wild. As if I was approaching would be some kind of maturity milestone, end-of-the-line for having fun and being free... that sort of thing.

Nirvana and Green Day led to a later infatuation with the band during the 90's, Until this day (I'm now mid-50's) I still rotate all these bands through my playlists and enjoy the energetic re-charge they offer and Smashing Pumpkins Live is currently one of my favs. I guess you could say the music itself carries enough juice to make you feel young- no matter what your current age might be. I may not try to stand on my hands or hop on a skateboard anymore but inside I do cartwheels with ease with this kind of music.

People travel to distant places in search of secrets to eternal life and rejuvenating fountains when all you need is music which can make you feel immortal and raises your endorphin levels - which actually may extend your lifespan.

Try it. Play it loud.

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More of a thousand

 Last updated on May 17, 2014

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Have you heard this band? 13 comments

Ruthi 5 months ago

You are quite right, Green Day is energetic music that feeds our youthful spirit.


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serendipity831 5 months ago from Milwaukee, WI Level 3 Commenter

Congratulations on ROTD! Great review.


tonyleather 5 months ago

Never once listened to this band. Perhaps I should?


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PAINTDRIPS 5 months ago from Fresno CA Level 5 Commenter

Congrats on review of the day. I've never heard these guys but they have a compelling sound.


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lesliesinclair 5 months ago Level 5 Commenter

Ooops! this isn't something I could listen to, but I could read your review again. Just an age thing, I would say, and an appreciation for vivid writing.


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Rhonda Lytle 5 months ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie Level 6 Commenter

I like Green Day too. :) It always puts me in a better mood to listen to some good jams. Think I need to hunt up that CD myself as I haven't listened to it in a while.


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esmonaco 5 months ago from Lakewood New York Level 7 Commenter

Very nice review, mid-50's and still wild I see!!! Congrtaulations on review of the day :)


thegembank 5 months ago

Even now they are still a solid choice for me... some of their songs are alternative now which I prefer mostly.


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Kim Milai 5 months ago

This is one band that both I and my teen kids like!!


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amandascloset0 5 months ago Level 2 Commenter

I always enjoyed Green Day back then as well. You mentioned doing cartwheels inside. I think it just emotionally gives us a youthful boost when listen to it. Nice Revew!


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Arachnea 5 months ago from Texas USA Level 6 Commenter

good lens. i too remember the punk rock days and was fond of a few of the bands of the time. excellent review of the band.


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robertzimmerman2 4 months ago from SE Florida, USA Level 1 Commenter

Glad to hear they are staying in the game.


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Gloriousconfusion 3 months ago from United Kingdom Level 4 Commenter

I was in my mid-sixties when I came across Green Day via the partner in a firm of solicitors (attorneys where you come from) where I was working - he had a big poster of them on a wall in his office - so I thought I'd try them, and I still play the CD

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