Green Day, Heart & More


We start this middle of December edition with both good and bad news for Green Day fans.

We’ll start with the bad, as the band has decided they’ll “take a break to unwind” following the Australian leg of their tour in March.

The good news is that they will “recharge their batteries” and be ready to go at it bigger and better than ever afterward, so this is NOT the end of Green Day as we know it!

I’d also like to say that I find Billie Joe to be a pretty big inspiration, both as an artist and how he’s overcome substance abuse problems and raised awareness to help others. Plus, he rocked out those rad green contacts in the 90’s that made it cool for little punk high school kids like myself to follow suit and do the same thing. So thank you, Billie Jo!

Next, some props need to go out (in my opinion) to both Heart and Barenaked Ladies, two 90’s artists that are “taking a stand” (so to speak) against SeaWorld.

That’s because SeaWorld is seeing some big time backlash after a documentary on CNN called “Blackfish” ran. I haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, but from what I understand, it shows that keeping killer whales in captivity alters their behavior and can lead to aggression in ways that endanger both the animal and humans around it. I have no idea whether or not the documentary is “spot on” or if SeaWorld is correct in the show incorrectly portraying their treatment of the animals, but either way, I have to give credit to anyone who makes decisions based on their own beliefs and convictions, so good for those artists in canceling their SeaWorld shows. And most importantly, may whatever be the best for the animals eventually come out.

Last this week, I want to thank about 50 listeners who somehow found out it was my Birthday on Thursday and either e-mailed or tweeted Birthday wishes. I’m now 33 years old and as time moves on, appreciate the people around me more and more. So THANK YOU for caring about little old me, and I’m so humbled that you listen to and enjoy the show. It can’t exist without you.

Until next time, take care, and keep livin’ the 90’s dream!!

-Dave O