September 02, 2007

"Greenday has sounder political views..."

I'd say that characterization, from Matt Yglesias over at the, would be a top contender for my epitaph, if I ever end up needing one. I daresay Matt is right, in the sense that I would not be terribly surprised to learn that the members of Green Day have a far less objectionable view of the peculiarities of the compositional structure of Paul Berman's Power and the Idealists than the one expressed in the post to which he links.

The audio of the video he links to is actually a cover of my song by someone unknown to me. Whoever is singing is a much better singer than me. I like the guitar playing too, though I play different chords than he does in places.

Anyway, Matt-lantic, thanks for remembering!

UPDATE: this post on Superbad and the nerdy-dude-gets-the-girl topos has a pretty good title.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 2, 2007 12:16 AM | TrackBack

Note to guy playing that song: oh my god, please let off that high G-note now.

Posted by: Matt R. at September 2, 2007 12:34 AM

Green Day's political stance became void when they allied themselves with Bono.

This was also the same time when I realised band tattoos were a very bad idea. I so very nearlly got a Green Day tattoo when I turned 18. Still, I'm in the process of forgiveness and forced amnesia about the whole thing.

Posted by: Leah at September 2, 2007 01:29 AM

I think the fat dude is playing guitar and singing. Sucks a fat dude can do something better than you (well the singing part). Video
"montage" sucks though.

Posted by: ThatDude at September 2, 2007 05:22 PM

"Hitler" also got a brief, unannounced performance on an episode of "This American Life," which I was listening to totally randomly a couple of months ago. It was this episode ( about summer camp. The "chapter" or whatever the hell Ira Glass calls it is described thusly:

David Himmel is a college sophomore, a former camper who's now a counselor. He says all the best experiences of his life have been at camp or with camp people. We follow him around and discover why. He creates songs that become camp traditions. He has his own fan club of four thirteen-year-old girls. He coaches one of the boys in his cabin when the boy wants to try and kiss a girl he likes. (7 minutes)

You get to hear David Himmel singing a few bars of "Hitler" to a group of people at camp.

Posted by: Nick at September 6, 2007 04:22 AM