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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

Emptied the dishwasher to “Dire Straits” the album “Brothers in Arms”

 

Kim calls me the human iPod.  My father & my brother are much the same.  When I was in the WRC & had exercise therapy, the radio was always on.  Somebody would ask our therapist “Who is this on the radio?”  Our therapist would ask me.  I’d respond with “Oh, that’s so & so.”  Once the message was delivered, I’d wait for 10 seconds & here the person’s reply to me.  “You weren’t even born yet!  How do you know that?”  I’ve got far too much useless trivia in my head!

 

Kim’s birthday on October 22nd 2002 (the year we started dating).  The Foo Fighters album “One by One” was released.  I bought 2 copies, 1 for me & 1 for Kim.  I also bought her a media stand to hold her CDs & electronics.

 

 

Kim’s much more involved with the fact that I’m alive at the moment.  From the instant of Tuesday, February 5th 2008, she was with me 24/7 until I was discharged on Thursday, July 26th 2012.  When she leaves for work in the morning, Brewster & I both miss her A LOT!

It’s 6 years from my leaving WRC & I miss her SO much each day.  Brewster starts to whine at me & the front door at 5:30 pm as if he’s saying “Is she coming back?”  When she gets home, all 11 pounds of Brewster nearly knocks her over!

I’m INCREDIBLY lucky to have her as my wife, she has incredible emotional strength & will power.  Guess what she told my parents on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008?  “He’s not going to die”.

 

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The weekend update is changing to a specific topic each week.  There’s not much music news on a Saturday.  There may be a story or 2 at the end?

Nothing like complaining from a small rock/metal/blues band that has to be on social media for recognition!

http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-09-15/clutch-it-sucks-that-a-band-has-to-do-wacky-social-media-to-be-recognised

 

Why?  Did he find out something else about El Chapo?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/narcos-location-manager-shot-and-killed-in-mexico-w503606

 

Here you go AC/DC & Foo Fighters fans a cover of AC/DC by Foo Fighters

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-foo-fighters-cover-acdc-with-hives-singer-in-sweden-w503637

 

No new music coming my way until October 20th.  Kim’s birthday is October 22nd.  Lucky girl!  On the 20th I have a new Trivium album preordered & on the 27th I have Kelly Clarkson preordered!

 

Chester Bennington will have a tribute concert from his bandmates of Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-hollywood-bowl-celebration-chester-bennington-one-more-light-video/

 

I told you water & air would be on Gene Simmons list of things to trademark!

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-if-i-could-i-would-trademark-the-air-you-breathe/

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Friday evening.  Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the game & have supper as well.  No touchdown shooters here, but possibly at my parents place?  They had some friends over to watch the football game too.  Ugly win, Riders tried to lose the game but ran out of time.  A win is still a win so at least the Riders had that going for them.

The Toronto Blue Jays won too.  A win doesn’t really matter for them at this point.  They’re pretty much auditioning younger players for next year, & they’re playing to stir the pot & affect the playoff teams that aren’t guaranteed a spot yet.

I’m anxious for next season of Blue Jay baseball!  These younger players look good, most of them.  The Blue Jays are actually winning games, not at a high rate, but it seems like they’re winning more often.  It’s at least entertaining to watch a game & know they have a chance of coming out with a win.

Say goodbye to José Bautista.  He’s no longer José Bautista who will hit 40+ home runs.  Last year he was injured & hit 20+ home runs.  This year he hasn’t been injured but his offensive numbers are very much the same if not less.  He has an option on his contract for $18,000,000 next year that both he & the Blue Jays have to agree on.  I don’t think anyone will pay him that much.  He’s about my age aka he is not far from retirement in the MLB.

 

Saturday, we sat around the house just feeling lazy.  Kim did some laundry & our friends from out of town popped by with coffee & cookies from Tim Horton’s.  Very lazy day for us.

Sunday’s are always get ready for the week, make a pitcher of juice, hard boil eggs, finish up the laundry, grocery shopping & this week get refills on the 5 medications I take, all of them at night & 3 or 4 of them first thing in the morning.

 

 

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Stephen Colbert makes surprise appearance on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-visit-james-cordens-late-late-show-w503358

 

U2 on Jimmy Fallon “Bullet the Blue Sky”

 

I need to listen to the “Divide” album by Ed Sheeran more.  It kinda “Fell Through the Cracks”

And there’s a song to break your nose to.  When you’re 19, in a mosh pit, & instantly covered in blood.  Lie to the First Aid guy so you can hear the end of the song & stay out of a mosh pit for the rest of your life!

 

I guess there’s a new Fall Out Boy album up for preorder at the moment with 3 songs on for preorder.  Full release January 19, 2018.  I’ll check it out on the release day.

 

Ozzy, you’re getting old.  Everybody has to retire at some point.

 

I’ve listened to it more & each time I listen to it, it seems to sound WAY better than the last time!  It’s good enough for me to throw it into my regular rotation.  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan though, this could be a biased opinion though.  My initial reaction, terrible album.  Now it’s not too shabby, they have made a few better albums though.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-album-review/

This album seems to get better to me with each listen.  Don’t buy the hype by Dave Grohl in this “making off” clip.  This album does not sound huge to me.  I still blame the producer for the poor reaction to this album.  No it’s not like Metallica’s “St. Anger”.

 

What I listen to depends on my mood for the most part.  Metal music tends to calm me.  Hard rock makes me quite energetic.  If I want to relax Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or Simon & Garfunkel it is!

 

Jack Johnson recently released an album, great album to listen to for chilling out!

 

“And I think to myself, Trump has divided the world”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-cancels-st-louis-concert-over-safety-concerns-w503597

 

Nothing but Thieves aren’t for everybody but both of their albums are REALLY good!  My favourite album of the year is a tight race between ‘Paramore’s’ “After Laughter” & ‘Nothing but Thieves’ “Broken Machine”

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

FOO FIGHTERS

I’ve listened to it again, very focused on it!  First listen to it last night, I thought I had put my iPod on The Beach Boys, because of all of the harmonies.  The production was my main problem.  One of the songs has SO much reverb on the lead vocals that Dave Grohl sounds as if he’s 50 yards away from the microphone in a cargo container.  The album is full of multiple harmonies, which I like, just not on a rock album.  The songs, some of them, are just lacking something.  That or I put my expectations too high!  Paul McCartney plays drums on a song that drummer Taylor Hawkins wrote & sang lead vocals on called “Sunday Rain” good tune.  Justin Timberlake sings back up on a song called “Make it Right”.  The title song, last song on the album, was described as sounding like a Black Sabbath tune.  It does, but it’s a slow depressing song with one of the guys from Boys II Men singing multiple vocal tracks to sound like a choir in the background.

Not their best album, but not terrible either!

 

The making of Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold” yes I got it last night, I’m really not sure about this album.

I exercised to “INXS” their “Greatest Hits” & as most times silence after the album is done.

500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 500 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking.  I check Brewster’s food & water dishes, then exercise, eat, then shower & make myself look respectable.  I know what you’re thinking “Does he just wake looking that bad?”  No, I wake up far worse. It takes quite a while to polish this turd.

All of this exercising does make a noticeable difference when I practice walking!  Not only that but I’ve dropped 46 pounds, slowly.  I eat better now & I drink around 2.5 liters of water.  I no longer crave sugar either!  Friday & Saturday are the only evenings I drink alcohol, usually 2 or 3 drinks each night or more if it’s a special occasion.  Then when Sunday comes I don’t touch any alcohol until Friday!  This not only makes me feel better & more alert, it helps out our bank account.  There’s even been a few weekends that I just don’t feel like drinking alcohol.

5 days a week I eat the same thing for breakfast & lunch, supper is commonly healthy as well.

I may weigh less than I ever have but all of my fat went straight to my belly aka a lot of my T-Shirts still don’t fit.  “I’ll have to do cardio more often”-said no one ever!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in bio-pic film.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-rami-malek-as-freddie-mercury-playing-queens-live-aid-w502573

 

Don’t forget Foo Fighters’ album “Concrete & Gold” is out now for all to enjoy!  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan. Was I listening to The Beach Boys or FF last night? Initial awesome songs & some miss’. I like The Beach Boys, in small doses. Foo Fighters had a plethora of harmonies on that album though. I listened to it twice last night, I’ll have to sit down & give it a good listen.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dave Grohl audio/video interview with Lars Ulrich of Metallica

 

“Prophets of Rage” is also out today!  I like “Rage Against The Machine”, but I’ll wait to hear it all before I buy “Prophets of Rage”.

 

There’s also a (Deluxe) (Remastered) version of Radiohead’s album “OK Computer” with 11 bonus songs.  Their 2nd & 3rd album for me, are absolute necessities!  As for this remastered bonus version, I’d buy a few songs but I’m good with the Radiohead albums I own on CD.  There’s a band who’s first 3 albums are really good!  I was so excited for the release of their 4th album “Kid A” which turned out to be a HUGE disappointment for me.  They kept a lot of fans & likely lost a lot of fans but gained a lot as well.

2nd album

3rd album

The first Radiohead album is good, it’s more of a “grunge” album though.

 

Wait, wait, wait!  “Steel Panther” waited 2 decades for hair metal to be all but gone, then released their first album?

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-first-album-21st-century/#photogallery-1=1

First album 2011?  REALLY!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who the heck listens to this?  Oh right, Rydell!  Great guy, but how did we ever play in the same band?

 

A phone for $1000?  Will it call or receive phone calls?  That’s all I need.  $15 at Walmart for a land line phone, I’m good with that!

I will never understand the adoration most Alter Bridge fans have for the album & song “Blackbird”.  It’s subjective like all art is I guess.

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-ranking-all-5-studio-albums

 

Halestorm is in the studio recording their 4th album, according to a photo on Facebook!  YAY!

 

New Big Wreck video

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so dark?” followed by “Paramore” the album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “Hardwired………………..to self-destruct”

I bought a special edition of rare songs, a double album of a concert, a DVD documentary & other physical things I can’t download.  Open it, put it on iTunes and I have to use Home Sharing from iTunes to play the CDs I just legally imported.  I may have bought it legally but iTunes can’t figure that out? I usually play music through Apple Music, I’m fine with home sharing.  I have to use it for music from a 3rd party aka a CD.  I preordered “Nothing but Thieves” & “Jack Johnson” from iTunes.  Now they won’t play on Apple Music.  Why?  I bought them through Apple/iTunes, yet no go.  It’s Sunday still & here comes another customer service call.  I’m not going to tear a strip off of them, that doesn’t work.

I called them again.  The guy was very good about it.  After a ½ hour he said the problem was fixed!  I thanked him, asked a few questions & ended the call.  He even mentioned that he had problems with iTunes at home & had to fix them on his shift.  Apparently they’ve had an increase in customer service calls in the last 2 or 3 weeks.  That’s sad to hear, but at least now I know I’m not doing anything wrong.

We had to wait a few hours for the songs to be eligible for the iCloud which is fine.  He fixed EVERYTHING regarding iTunes, even stuff I didn’t bother to mention!  My new CDs were even available for me to listen to on Apple Music, and older problems I had & stopped worrying about!  I may have felt like “Kermit the Frog” on the inside, since it was EXTREMELY frustrating, but in the end it all worked out & I kept my cool.  With everything showing up on Apple Music, I don’t have to turn on my computer first to listen to my iTunes stuff through our stereo!

I was stressing out pretty hard, but managed to keep my cool very well.  I knew it wasn’t the customer service representative’s fault, so I worked with him & helped him with whatever he needed to fix the problems I’ve had recently.  That call gets an A+ from me!

 

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Which album/tour was this drummer on for “Trivium”?

 

AWESOME NEW TV SHOW!  “The Orville”.  Sunday evening on Fox.  Imagine if “Star Wars” & “Star Trek” had a baby & it was written by lead actor was Seth MacFarlane.  Watch it laugh & enjoy!

 

The new/2nd album from “Nothing but Thieves” seems to be making a splash, after their 1st self-titled album that was also really good.  It sounds nothing like first 3 “Radiohead” albums but that’s the easiest comparison.

2 songs from the 2nd album

2 songs from the 1st album.  Both should be available everywhere!

I listened to this first album many times while waiting for the 2nd album to be released last Friday.

 

Remember, Thursday at 12:00 am Eastern, Foo Fighters’ album “Concrete & Gold” will be available!

 

Yes, I’m still enjoying Big Wreck, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, & Paramore!

 

New Kelly Clarkson album ready for preorder, full release October 27th

One week after I get the “Trivium” album a metal album.  I swear I’m not schizophrenic!  My faith in iTunes has been restored as long as the musicians are getting a good chunk of the money!

 

Nobody forced you to like or buy certain music or albums?  Get over it!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

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Friday ended for us going to “Chop” for supper with Sherry.  James stayed behind with Brewster.  Very good, yet pricy!  I don’t know where Kim found the money, but her sister came with us & paid for all 3 of us.  Thanks Sherry!

Saturday not great.  A) I called a customer service line.  I spoke with 3 different people + time on hold between each caller.  ½ hour or more on the phone.  The final person can’t help me & says as a sign off “Good luck with that!”  REALLY!  Did you learn that from Trump helping the flood victims in Texas?  He’d help out others & say “Have a great day!”  B) Roughriders lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Fortunately the Toronto Blue Jays actually won, in a game that meant nothing.  Strong rum & Cokes were flowing here after the incredibly stupid call.

I’ve been on the customer service side of things, all you have to do is agree with the customer.  They’re always right, at least that’s what they want to hear.  They’re usually wrong though.  The customer typically has no clue as to what’s happening behind the curtain.  I never lose my cool on a bad customer service representative, if I’ve tried to work with them & still have a problem, I calmly ask to speak with a manager that can help me.  Ranting & raving gets you nowhere, so why bother getting upset?  It’s something that doesn’t make anyone happy.

It’s like road rage.  You’re going to rant & rave while driving me somewhere I didn’t do it, nor can I fix it for you.  Unless you’re going to talk to whoever is driving the other vehicle, I don’t need or want to hear it.

Sunday we got up, found a legal loop hole for my problem & didn’t have to call the customer service line.  All is well!  I’m getting tired of fixing their problems though.  I’d stop using this product but it’s pretty much a monopoly.

“They’ve got us by the short & curlies…”

Made a juice for the week, some laundry to fold & put away.  Once that’s done, couch, baseball or Netflix!

 

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Most anticipated rock/metal albums of 2017

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-justin-timberlake-guest-new-album/#photogallery-1=1

 

Tool, A Perfect Circle, & System of a Down, I’m not holding my breath for this year!

 

New U2 song from their upcoming album.

 

Nothing but Thieves are FANTASTIC!  Their 1st self – titled album & this sophomore album “Broken Machine”

 

I knew another album would pop up!  Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  Out November 17th

 

Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/john-lennon-imagine-20120524

All of them are on the list but not number 1.

 

Got up & put on some Nat “King” Cole

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres