Music Monday Oct 3: Green Day

There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it.

Maybe you will find a new favorite.

Let’s go back shall we?

Whoa! not that far.

Sometimes a song is just right for the time it is released. You could site examples such as protest songs, social commentary, or shift in style that was needed for that generation.

This song was a lighter fare from what was normally served up from the punk/rock/kinda-grunge-but-not-quite stylings of Green Day. There are many of their songs I could add in but you’ve heard them all, right? Unless you haven’t, then you should give them a try.

Other similar bands from the 90s were Blink 182, Good Charlotte, and Sum 41.

Good Riddance is a song I think will be long lasting as a classic.

OK. One more. This is the first song I heard from them. The opening chords and the short bass run always sets my head bobbin’.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

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