Sunday, April 28th
We watched one of my three favourite animated movies Saturday night, Finding Nemo. The other two are Despicable Me and The Disney version of Robin Hood. Gnomeo and Juliet was a good one also, awesome music all Sir Elton John. The Little Mermaid is not one of my favourites, Ariel is smokin’ hot and it’s an OK movie. Yes, I have a celebrity crush on a cartoon. Sherry and Kim know all about it. Sherry even brought me an Ariel balloon one day! I was happy! Don’t think Kimmy minded either.
My brother is all about Jasmin from Aladdin! Another Disney cartoon movie! Kim did a painting of 4 Disney princess’ and Jasmin was on there. Mitch got to see it before it was sold. Let’s just say he liked the painting with a passion!
That Rock It Out blog doesn’t always recommend music I like. I go to iTunes or youtube to check it out first. Why haven’t they done an interview with this group?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JtB0Y9oM0I In my EYE, they can do no wrong! But they’re a Canadian group and are unknown to the USA. They came from the Berkeley College of Music in ’97, just like Dream Theater, they didn’t graduate though. They dropped out to form Big Wreck. In the initial line up Ian Thornley was the only Canadian in Big Wreck, ’97-2002. Now they’re back and released their 3rd album in 2012. Yeah we had Thornley for a while but it just wasn’t the same. I think now there is one American in the group from before, not sure, they were finally nominated for a Juno award, but didn’t win. This is one of the 2 songs I figured out how to play and sing at the same time, the other one was “Under the Lighthouse” video in my facebook photos with “Tornado” Todd, that’s not what his mom calls him? I could play “That Song” but not sing it at the same time. Big Wreck is tied with Foo Fighters as my favourite band, followed by everyone else tied for 2nd place.
I’m not a fan of Rush actually the singing only. I compared them to KISS who debuted in ’74 also. KISS has also maintained a large following for the same amount of time, I think they’re in the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” as well. I’m just sayin’. Rush is good to me until Geddy Lee starts singing. Very few people can sing that high without screaming, nobody can get close to his high vocal range, that’s clean and not a scream. I’m not a fan of either group. It’s all subjective though. I know of more Rush haters than fans of the group, with fame and success comes the haters for anyone and everyone. I don’t hate Rush, they’re all very talented musicians, I just can’t tolerate the singing, but I can tolerate the vocals in System of a Down?
Why do I always talk about music? It’s probably my crazy obsession. No I’m not on TLC, I don’t have any mannequins or life size cut out’s. Just a ton of CDs and iTunes files. I used to go to A & B Sound with Laurie Stirr in high school and we’d both spend a little over $100 on CDs once a month or every other month, whenever one of us had a craving. She spent most of our hour long trips there in the world music section and I would purchase albums that I liked on the radio. I wasn’t into metal at the time, that happened later.
I can’t remember if Laurie was 1 or 2 years behind me in school? It doesn’t really matter. Her sister, Jamie, was a year ahead of me so were most of Laurie’s friends.
Kim was warned not to let me have Gin on DVD from Kelli and Laurie. I may have had too much one night in 2000 at a bar in Calgary (with Scott, Laurie and Kelli) as Laurie was going I don’t know where? . Let’s just say that our hotel room reeked of gin the next morning. We went to some tiny diner next to our hotel for breakfast. I ordered 3 breakfasts, a fruit platter and 2 others. The waitress or waiter had to pull up an extra table for my meals. I just disappeared for a while ½ an hour or so. All of us were supposed to get a tattoo that day, I was the only one that did. Kelli and I walked all around Calgary trying to find a clean tattoo shop that would take walk in clients around 4:30pm we found one. I think they closed at 5. Mom didn’t speak to me for 2 days. Now look at what’s on her foot. Kliman tried to wipe it off at band rehearsal when he first saw it, “That’s gotta be a stick on tattoo”.
I’ve tried listening to 80s metal so far just the one band with a power ballad that made them famous has stuck. Mr. Big. Whatever that power ballad is called is not to my liking, but the rest of it I enjoy.
2002 we hit our goal and played beerfest put on by the Engineering Society at the U of R. 500 people. I’ll never play to a crowd that big again! Big thanks to the moron that had the guts to come on stage and tell me “You guys suck” and the other idiot in the crowd that tried to pick a fight with me because “That’s not old Metallica”, the show was in 2002 we played a few songs off of the Black/Self titled album that came out in ’91. The album was 11 years old.
I really have no taste for Metallica, Guns ‘n Roses or 80s hair bands. Michael Jackson, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Mr. Big (who was a hair metal band in the 80s), The Cars, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins etc. They’re my influences musically. Sure groups like Metallica, Guns ‘n Roses, Rush, etc. influenced the music I like nowadays, doesn’t mean I have to like them. Finger Eleven is hugely influenced by Depeche Mode, Mitch doesn’t have to like them to listen to the first 3 albums that he likes. Surprise, there are songs by Foo Fighters that I love and some I don’t like. I like every song up to the “One by One” album then it gets a little dicey for me I always enjoy the last song on every album. The double album, the 5th, just a few songs off of the rock album and everything on the acoustic album!
Just got home after a BBQ burger or 2 in my case from my parents place. It’s after 10pm now, time to get ready for bed.
“There’s ALWAYS someone else having a worse day than you or I”
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka Christopher
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