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Saturday 9: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (2004)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) The "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" video begins with the gentlemen of Green Day dealing with car trouble. If your car overheated, what's the first thing you would do to remedy the situation?
2) Thinking of cars, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong has had his share of trouble behind the wheel and was busted for driving well beyond the speed limit. Was your last ticket for parking, or was it a moving violation?
Oh, definitely a moving violation. I have no ability to sit still, but I get into all kinds of trouble when I move... ;)
3) Billie Joe says "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" was inspired by the Edward Hopper painting, "Nighthawks." Tell us about a piece of artwork that you enjoy. (Yes, the macaroni picture frame created for you by your nephew counts.)
I adore anything by Romero Britto, but I'm especially enamored of his Kissing Fish series of artworks!
4) Let's go back to childhood. Was the home where you grew up located on a boulevard, an avenue, a street, a lane or a road?
I grew up at 5 Buccaneer Bend, Baldwinsville, NY... that's a lot of "b"s...
5) This song won Green Day a Grammy for Record of the Year. What positive feedback have you received recently?
Gosh, I don't know. The only feedback I really get, and it's mostly good news, is from my husband and kids these days.
6) Green Day uses their Facebook page to let more than 32 millions know what the group is doing. What's the last thing you posted to social media?
This picture: We're having Drunken Pizza and Movie Night here at Casa de Odette... of course, the kids are not having spiked 'nog! ;)
7) In 2004, when this song was popular, Ken Jennings had a still unbeaten string of 74 wins on Jeopardy! What game show do you think you'd do well on?
Was that really in 2004? That many years ago?!! I'm in shock. Holy crap. Time flies. I'd love to give Jeopardy! a shot, myself.
8) Also in 2004, Lance Armstrong was in the midst of his own Tour de France winning streak. Now we know he cheated. Tell us about a time you broke the rules.
Probably for my last speeding ticket, speaking of moving violations...
9) 2004 is when Morgan Spurlock released Super Size Me, his documentary about eating nothing but McDonald's for a month. What's the last fast food restaurant you visited?
Well, I just picked up Papa John's pizzas tonight, so I guess that's my answer!