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the billie joe and mike of green day guitar center interview

Few musicians can claim a successful career that spans thirty years—let alone such a career that involves just one band. But that’s exactly the type of career Green Day’s singer/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt have meticulously crafted . They’ve spent all thirty of those years not only playing music alongside each other, […]

the snow day

About an inch and a half of snow falls on the ground, the roads freeze over, and the City of Austin takes a day off. I had the day off. The plan was to go into the office later this morning, but that was dismissed. Who has two thumbs and a three-day weekend? This guy!
I’ve […]

the fried eyes from glowing boxes

My brain hurts. After my lunch break today, I started having a headache. It hasn’t gone away yet. The weather makes all the difference in my world. January was when the allergies got me. The low temperatures seem to be getting me this month.
I saw a Bluff Rat on KXAN News that I graduated with […]

the thrill of procrastination

The weekend has flown by once again. Updating these records can be mind-numbing, but it needs to be done. We’re getting close to 4 years of keeping this ship afloat.
I enjoyed Matt’s El Rancho for the first time. I had the Old-Fashioned Tacos: two brisket, one chicken. They were deliciously deep-fried corn tacos with the […]

the txdot click it or ticket radio jingle (2010)

Everyone driving on Texas roads must obey a new law went into effect  requiring all passengers in a vehicle to buckle up.
This jingle surfaced in April and currently plays across Texan radio airwaves:
<[ Push the French onion green play button! ]>

Texas Department of Transportation
Violation Citation
_____________~* SONG LYRICS *~_____________

Violation Citation

Put your seatbelt on. Strap yourself in.
Buckle […]

the 1978 bullet strat used on gish

Billy talks about one of the first S.P. guitars.

the filet-o-fish jingle + lyrics

In 2009, McDonald’s aired a television commercial featuring a Big Mouth Billy Bass-type character named Frankie the Fish. This “copyfish” sang an annoying jingle to a Casio keyboard-quality tune and made its way into our heads like a parasite.
With Lent going on right now, many restaurants have brought back their fish, shrimp, and seafood menu […]