dorsetgirl: (Milan hands - Billie/Mike)
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Because I’m largely out of touch with the current "pop" world (or whatever it’s called nowadays) it’s always been difficult for me to appreciate where Green Day fit into the world. I mean, I know they must be big, because I see phrases like "one of the biggest bands on the planet", and they play places like Wembley Stadium, but to me they’re just my favourite band, a bunch of guys I've grown to love very much, who happen to be successful and quite well-known.

So it’s rather weird and sad that it’s taken a bad-news story to make me understand how big this band really are. Billie Joe "had a meltdown", or as I would put it, "seems to have cracked under the strain" on stage the other night; the story has been put out that he's going into rehab and obviously we’ve been anxiously discussing things on fan sites, as you would. But this morning, googling to see if there’s any updates, I find that everyone - the BBC, the Daily Mail ffs - everyone’s got the story.

See, to me, it’s not "news", if that makes sense - it’s information about people I love. So I’m finding it really strange that to the rest of the world what’s happening to Billie is big news. And that’s how I’ve finally come to realise how big Green Day really are - because the fucking Daily Mail has the story.





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The challenge was to enter the name of your road into google images, and write a drabble inspired by the first image. Mine turned out to be a "Welcome to < Town Name >" sign at the side of the road. My enduring love of Green Day delivered the first line without discernable pause for thought, but it turned out there was more to say than would fit in a drabble.

Posting in a hurry before I have to go out, so do let me know if I've missed any typos etc.

Turning Point )
dorsetgirl: (Milan hands - Billie/Mike)
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The challenge was to enter the name of your road into google images, and write a drabble inspired by the first image. Mine turned out to be a "Welcome to < Town Name >" sign at the side of the road. My enduring love of Green Day delivered the first line without discernable pause for thought, but it turned out there was more to say than would fit in a drabble.

Posting in a hurry before I have to go out, so do let me know if I've missed any typos etc.

Turning Point )

Vote Now!

Mar. 29th, 2011 07:43 am
dorsetgirl: (GD_Together)
If anyone feels like voting for Green Day in MTV's Musical March Madness, here's where you do it.





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Vote Now!

Mar. 29th, 2011 07:43 am
dorsetgirl: (GD_Together)
If anyone feels like voting for Green Day in MTV's Musical March Madness, here's where you do it.





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Awww...

Mar. 26th, 2011 10:38 am
dorsetgirl: (GD_Together)
OK, so I'm biased, but there's just something so adorably sweet and innocent about a man who can fill Wembley Stadium posting a home video of his dog singing...



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Awww...

Mar. 26th, 2011 10:38 am
dorsetgirl: (GD_Together)
OK, so I'm biased, but there's just something so adorably sweet and innocent about a man who can fill Wembley Stadium posting a home video of his dog singing...



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Title: Decision
Author: DorsetGirl
Warning: RPS
Rating: PG
Pairing: Billie/Mike
Notes: Going through my WIP folder and found this. Just a drabble.
Disclaimer: Not real. Just my fevered imaginings based on the boys’ stage personae.

Decision )




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Title: Decision
Author: DorsetGirl
Warning: RPS
Rating: PG
Pairing: Billie/Mike
Notes: Going through my WIP folder and found this. Just a drabble.
Disclaimer: Not real. Just my fevered imaginings based on the boys’ stage personae.

Decision )




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dorsetgirl: (Mike_Longview)
Just got back from seeing the film of the Green Day Munich concert - almost as good as being back at Wembley, but not quite.

There were rather a lot of good closeups of Mikey's, um, bass though.

I am so buying the DVD when it comes out.





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Just got back from seeing the film of the Green Day Munich concert - almost as good as being back at Wembley, but not quite.

There were rather a lot of good closeups of Mikey's, um, bass though.

I am so buying the DVD when it comes out.





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dorsetgirl: (UnhappyMan2 by Ruuger)
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Author: DorsetGirl
Rating: White Cortina with added “strong language”
Word Count/Length: 380 words approx
Warnings: None
Summary: You know it’s all gone to fuck when you don’t know what year it is.
A/N: Lack of time and – dammit – inspiration has meant I’ve managed drabbles at best for most of this year, but driving home yesterday I was listening to Green Day and remembering the Sam I wrote in Broken Dreams. Thinking around the idea of Sam on his own led to this little fic.



A Lingering Taste of Soap  )
dorsetgirl: (UnhappyMan2 by Ruuger)
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Author: DorsetGirl
Rating: White Cortina with added “strong language”
Word Count/Length: 380 words approx
Warnings: None
Summary: You know it’s all gone to fuck when you don’t know what year it is.
A/N: Lack of time and – dammit – inspiration has meant I’ve managed drabbles at best for most of this year, but driving home yesterday I was listening to Green Day and remembering the Sam I wrote in Broken Dreams. Thinking around the idea of Sam on his own led to this little fic.



A Lingering Taste of Soap  )

YAY!!!

Aug. 24th, 2010 10:13 pm
dorsetgirl: (Default)
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Just seen this on Green Day's Twitter:

Possible Live Album!!!!


We've been recording our live shows since the beginning of tour.

Possible Live album coming.

A ton of songs!




It would be so great if there were to be a DVD as well, à la Bullet in a Bible...

YAY!!!

Aug. 24th, 2010 10:13 pm
dorsetgirl: (Default)
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Just seen this on Green Day's Twitter:

Possible Live Album!!!!


We've been recording our live shows since the beginning of tour.

Possible Live album coming.

A ton of songs!




It would be so great if there were to be a DVD as well, à la Bullet in a Bible...
dorsetgirl: (Default)
I don't get much time to post during school holidays, so just a few things I want to record as diary entries, sort of...

(1) I've been gradually buying up older material by Green Day, and I got Nimrod last week. It has a number of tracks which are very well known from their stage shows, including Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). On Saturday I finally got a chance to listen to some of it, in the car coming home from dropping the oldest at his library volunteering. I started listening to Time of Your Life and just burst into tears, which surprised me slightly. I can only think it was because that's always the last song at a concert, so when Billie strikes up those distinctive first few notes you know your time's up. The stage version is basically a celebration of a fantastic concert, but the original album version, I discover, has strings and a generally more poignant arrangement. I played it through about five times on my way home.

(2) The whole family went to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard yesterday. I was looking forward to it anyway, because I've been on the Victory before and enjoyed it, but I was interested to discover how completely comfortable I felt on board. I have a slight tendency to claustrophobia - I prefer not to go in lifts on my own, and I could never go pot-holing for example, but I had no problem whatsoever in going down into the lower decks of the ship and down to the hold. They had a tape playing down there, of the sounds you would hear - the water swooshing and rushing, the rudder creaking, etc - and I just stood there for ages, leaning on a warm wooden beam and listening. I was vaguely aware that it was quite warm down there, but I was quite happy. By contrast, the moment we got back into the car at the end of the day (car park under a building, so no sun to make it hot) I immediately felt ... something. Just an awareness of my surroundings amounting to a slight, I don't know, itchiness or something. Strange.

As a by the way, and not the reason we went, two of my ancestors had links to Portsmouth - one of my ggg-grandfathers on my father's side was a Royal Marine in the Portsmouth Division in the early 1850's, and one of my gg-grandfathers on my mother's side was a Blacksmith at the Dockyard itself on the early 1860's. I'm guessing he went there for a couple of years as part of the move towards iron working in shipbuilding. (Portsmouth Dockyard built the world's first iron-hulled warship, HMS Warrior).





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I don't get much time to post during school holidays, so just a few things I want to record as diary entries, sort of...

(1) I've been gradually buying up older material by Green Day, and I got Nimrod last week. It has a number of tracks which are very well known from their stage shows, including Good Riddance (Time of Your Life). On Saturday I finally got a chance to listen to some of it, in the car coming home from dropping the oldest at his library volunteering. I started listening to Time of Your Life and just burst into tears, which surprised me slightly. I can only think it was because that's always the last song at a concert, so when Billie strikes up those distinctive first few notes you know your time's up. The stage version is basically a celebration of a fantastic concert, but the original album version, I discover, has strings and a generally more poignant arrangement. I played it through about five times on my way home.

(2) The whole family went to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard yesterday. I was looking forward to it anyway, because I've been on the Victory before and enjoyed it, but I was interested to discover how completely comfortable I felt on board. I have a slight tendency to claustrophobia - I prefer not to go in lifts on my own, and I could never go pot-holing for example, but I had no problem whatsoever in going down into the lower decks of the ship and down to the hold. They had a tape playing down there, of the sounds you would hear - the water swooshing and rushing, the rudder creaking, etc - and I just stood there for ages, leaning on a warm wooden beam and listening. I was vaguely aware that it was quite warm down there, but I was quite happy. By contrast, the moment we got back into the car at the end of the day (car park under a building, so no sun to make it hot) I immediately felt ... something. Just an awareness of my surroundings amounting to a slight, I don't know, itchiness or something. Strange.

As a by the way, and not the reason we went, two of my ancestors had links to Portsmouth - one of my ggg-grandfathers on my father's side was a Royal Marine in the Portsmouth Division in the early 1850's, and one of my gg-grandfathers on my mother's side was a Blacksmith at the Dockyard itself on the early 1860's. I'm guessing he went there for a couple of years as part of the move towards iron working in shipbuilding. (Portsmouth Dockyard built the world's first iron-hulled warship, HMS Warrior).





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..apart from the fact that they put on a brilliant show, have fulfilled 95% of my music-listening needs for the past eighteen months and I’d gladly have sex with at least two of them:

Any band whose lead singer can replace the words “So go do what you like / Make sure you do it right”

with

“So go do what you like / I’m having sex with Mike [the bass player]”


in front of 75,000 people at the biggest concert they’ve ever headlined (2:20 - 2:30 on the clip) simply gets my vote. That is all.

(I'll be doing a proper post about the gig later, but I just wanted to get that out there...)




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..apart from the fact that they put on a brilliant show, have fulfilled 95% of my music-listening needs for the past eighteen months and I’d gladly have sex with at least two of them:

Any band whose lead singer can replace the words “So go do what you like / Make sure you do it right”

with

“So go do what you like / I’m having sex with Mike [the bass player]”


in front of 75,000 people at the biggest concert they’ve ever headlined (2:20 - 2:30 on the clip) simply gets my vote. That is all.

(I'll be doing a proper post about the gig later, but I just wanted to get that out there...)




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My OH and I are going to see Green Day tomorrow night (YAY!!!), and because the seats we have aren't very good, I've found someone on a fan forum who has some better ones for sale. I've made the arrangements by PM and text, and now my OH is going to meet the guy this afternoon to collect the tickets.

Only problem is, the guy knows me as DorsetGirl and my OH, er, doesn't. Ohhh ... shit. My OH knows nothing about online life in general, and certainly not mine in particular, and he really doesn't get the whole "screen name" / online persona thing AT ALL. (When he asked me on the phone what the guy's name was, I told him and said "that's just his screen name, I have no idea if it's his real name" and there was this stunned silence.)

Then I was waiting for OH to ask what my screen name was. I now realise, of course, that he has NO IDEA that I even have a screen name.

Like I said, Ohhh ... shit.





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dorsetgirl: (Mike_Longview)
My OH and I are going to see Green Day tomorrow night (YAY!!!), and because the seats we have aren't very good, I've found someone on a fan forum who has some better ones for sale. I've made the arrangements by PM and text, and now my OH is going to meet the guy this afternoon to collect the tickets.

Only problem is, the guy knows me as DorsetGirl and my OH, er, doesn't. Ohhh ... shit. My OH knows nothing about online life in general, and certainly not mine in particular, and he really doesn't get the whole "screen name" / online persona thing AT ALL. (When he asked me on the phone what the guy's name was, I told him and said "that's just his screen name, I have no idea if it's his real name" and there was this stunned silence.)

Then I was waiting for OH to ask what my screen name was. I now realise, of course, that he has NO IDEA that I even have a screen name.

Like I said, Ohhh ... shit.





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I'm very keen to avoid spoilers for the ending of Ashes to Ashes. I even decided not to watch the "Next Week" trailer after episode 6 (broadcast Friday 7th May). But something makes me think I might be taking it too far...

I was putting some dates in my online calendar yesterday, and up came a little help box which said "If this is a regular appointment, you can enter how often it happens and when it ends."

And I thought, I actually thought: "NO! I don't want to know how it ends! Must not click!"

I understand there are some really big spoilers out there at the moment for episode 7 and 8.

*DO NOT WANT*


Honestly, it used to be just a case of not reading The Sun - a pleasure - but now there are major spoilers in Radio Times and even on Radio 4 FFS. What is the world coming to?



And in other news, I got an email from TicketMaster yesterday, and my Green Day tickets are on their way. According to the website they're actually on the van as we speak!!!! Now I can finally start doing something about trying to improve our position from the very top of Level 5 to somewhere we might be able to actually see the band. I'll even buy more tickets before selling these ones if I have to. Obsessed? Er, yeah.

ETA: I was cackling very loudly in unladylike fashion at this (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] uk_lolitics) when an envelope dropped through my door - yes folks, I have my tickets for Green Day! I didn't hear the courier arrive, and the layout of my house means that he was standing roughly six feet away from me, on the other side of a single pane of glass, as I was amusing myself at the slash-fest this coalition has temporarily turned into. Luckily I have the blinds drawn.




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dorsetgirl: (New_Kiss)
I'm very keen to avoid spoilers for the ending of Ashes to Ashes. I even decided not to watch the "Next Week" trailer after episode 6 (broadcast Friday 7th May). But something makes me think I might be taking it too far...

I was putting some dates in my online calendar yesterday, and up came a little help box which said "If this is a regular appointment, you can enter how often it happens and when it ends."

And I thought, I actually thought: "NO! I don't want to know how it ends! Must not click!"

I understand there are some really big spoilers out there at the moment for episode 7 and 8.

*DO NOT WANT*


Honestly, it used to be just a case of not reading The Sun - a pleasure - but now there are major spoilers in Radio Times and even on Radio 4 FFS. What is the world coming to?



And in other news, I got an email from TicketMaster yesterday, and my Green Day tickets are on their way. According to the website they're actually on the van as we speak!!!! Now I can finally start doing something about trying to improve our position from the very top of Level 5 to somewhere we might be able to actually see the band. I'll even buy more tickets before selling these ones if I have to. Obsessed? Er, yeah.

ETA: I was cackling very loudly in unladylike fashion at this (courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] uk_lolitics) when an envelope dropped through my door - yes folks, I have my tickets for Green Day! I didn't hear the courier arrive, and the layout of my house means that he was standing roughly six feet away from me, on the other side of a single pane of glass, as I was amusing myself at the slash-fest this coalition has temporarily turned into. Luckily I have the blinds drawn.




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Here’s a little experiment. I have no idea whether there will be any response, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get, so here goes:

I always enjoy the Friday Drabble Challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] lifein1973, and while I was babysitting the challenge over Christmas I used mainly seasonal prompts. That gave me the idea to try writing a seasonal or topical challenge every week, perhaps around Tuesday to break up the week. And then I thought - I wonder if anyone else would like to join in?

What’s the topic this week? Well, in India, January 26th is Republic Day. And in Australia it is (has been) Australia Day.

So my prompt for this week - and yours if you want to join in - is either of the above, or Independence or New Beginnings or It's a Very Long Way.

I’ll be posting my effort after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.


The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

This is obviously an extremely low-profile challenge, so if you've never written anything before and are nervous about posting, now's your chance.


Enjoy!


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Here’s a little experiment. I have no idea whether there will be any response, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get, so here goes:

I always enjoy the Friday Drabble Challenge over at [livejournal.com profile] lifein1973, and while I was babysitting the challenge over Christmas I used mainly seasonal prompts. That gave me the idea to try writing a seasonal or topical challenge every week, perhaps around Tuesday to break up the week. And then I thought - I wonder if anyone else would like to join in?

What’s the topic this week? Well, in India, January 26th is Republic Day. And in Australia it is (has been) Australia Day.

So my prompt for this week - and yours if you want to join in - is either of the above, or Independence or New Beginnings or It's a Very Long Way.

I’ll be posting my effort after the school run, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.


The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.


Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

This is obviously an extremely low-profile challenge, so if you've never written anything before and are nervous about posting, now's your chance.


Enjoy!


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