HAPPY LABOUR DAY WEEKEND!

Friday, August 29th 2014

Led Zeppelin reissues
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/listen-led-zeppelin-shares-alternate-version-of-black-dog/

Metallica needed blues lessons from Joe Perry of Aerosmith?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-29/joe-perry-aerosmith-metallica-blues-lesson

Mark David Chapman calls himself an “idiot” (John Lennon’s killer)
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-29/lennon-killer-sorry-for-being-an-idiot

Cassette recording of The Beatles’ final show at Candlestick Park.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/listen-to-cassette-recording-of-the-beatles-final-concert-at-candlestick-park/

This the first release of many I’m waiting for in the 2nd half of 2014

I guess I did get the new Opeth album the other day. Of course it’s GREAT to my ears.

RIOB news

I’m really tired at the end of this week. I really have little ambition to be online for more than 20 minutes. I’ll be here, just need to rest a bit!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

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HAPPY LABOUR DAY WEEKEND!

Friday, August 29th 2014

Led Zeppelin reissues
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/listen-led-zeppelin-shares-alternate-version-of-black-dog/

Metallica needed blues lessons from Joe Perry of Aerosmith?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-29/joe-perry-aerosmith-metallica-blues-lesson

Mark David Chapman calls himself an “idiot” (John Lennon’s killer)
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-29/lennon-killer-sorry-for-being-an-idiot

Cassette recording of The Beatles’ final show at Candlestick Park.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/listen-to-cassette-recording-of-the-beatles-final-concert-at-candlestick-park/

This the first release of many I’m waiting for in the 2nd half of 2014

I guess I did get the new Opeth album the other day. Of course it’s GREAT to my ears.

RIOB news

I’m really tired at the end of this week. I really have little ambition to be online for more than 20 minutes. I’ll be here, just need to rest a bit!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

NOT MUCH NEWS TODAY

Thursday, August 28th 2014

Ramones biopic?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/martin-scorsese-to-direct-ramones-biopic/

Seeing all of this praise for Jack White, I just don’t understand? He’s good at what he did/does. “The White Stripes” weren’t that original. 1 guitar and 1 mediocre drummer! Anyone from Canada remember “The Inbreds”? 1 bass and 1 drummer, in the ’90s. I’m not saying they’re better, but is it the originality that Jack White is praised for? Honestly I’m not really a fan of either pair, I don’t know them personally and don’t expect to. Jack White seems to be a good person, but could anyone please fill me in on way he’s so fantastic?

Surely Weston Dressler will return for free sandwiches? I love the Italian Star Deli!!!! I’d sign with my previous team just for a years worth of free sandwiches there! No, I’m not kidding, their sandwhichs are nothing short of AWESOME!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/deli-wants-weston-dressler-back-offers-free-sandwiches-1.2748534

AC/DC crap,….er…..news I mean.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-28/rudd-ac-dc-album-better-than-black-ice

ZZ Top news.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-28/zz-top-cancel-tour-dusty-hill-bus-accident

Sixx AM news, the song they cover in this link is very good. I haven’t heard a bad cover of “The Cars”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-28/sixx-am-cover-the-cars-classic-drive

I think the link says it all! Rivers Cuomo’s ( front man of Weezer) life to become a sit-com.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/rivers-cuomos-life-is-being-turned-into-a-tv-sitcom/

In Flames with Opeth should come to Saskatoon or Regina. The new Opeth album was released on Friday, and yes I bought it yesterday. In Flames is preordered for release September 9th.
http://bloody-disgusting.com/interviews/3309781/flames-week-day-3-daniel-svensson/

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age takes ALS ice bucket challenge!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/josh-homme-takes-the-ice-bucket-challenge-nominates-bono/

I agree. I think Aerosmith should just tour 2/3 of the year to keep the fans happy. Like Metallica, AC/DC, U2, Ozzy, etc. should as well.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-28/perry-aerosmith-could-tour-rather-than-record

50 years ago today
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/the-beatles-and-bob-dylan-met-50-years-ago-today/

As good as “Full House” was when I was much younger, I’m holding out for a “Friends” reunion, that will likely not happen.
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/28/which-popular-90s-tv-show-might-be-coming-back-to-the-small-screen/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=ShareButtons

The Boss. Not Kim, the other one!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/bruce-springsteen-is-writing-a-childrens-book/

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

MY PREDICTION

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

Final album from Robert Plant?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-27/led-zeppelin-robert-plant-album-could-be-last

Is death now a competition too!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/morrissey-takes-a-swipe-at-robin-williams-for-no-real-reason/

Weston Dressler “…we want you back for good…”

I don’t mind The Killers. I did get their greatest hits album from iTunes, it’s OK!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/the-killers-brandon-flowers-to-release-new-solo-album-in-2015/

RIOB news

I predicted Our Lady Peace would rocket to stardom with their first release, the album “Naveed” not the 2nd album “Clumsy”. From “Clumsy” onward, the singing became more nasally than the previous album. By about the 4th album “Spiritual Machines”, that was as nasally as I could take. Yet I bought every CD up to and including “Burn, Burn”. One song from the first 4 albums.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

I’VE DECIDED

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

I’ll stay on facebook, follow very few people, SORRY. I’ll follow mostly the musicians I enjoy. Facebook is where all of my music information comes from. That’s why, again, SORRY! My cancer story is long gone, it feels like it was a nightmare that happened 40 years ago, and I’m only 34! If there’s something anyone wants to know, feel free to ask. Most importantly, DO NOT CALL ME A “HERO”! I got very lucky if you ask me! I don’t have a clue as to what Kim felt from Tuesday, February 5th 2008-now. Brain cancer could effect the rest of my life? My father tells me at every Rider home game that my balance is getting noticeably better. I guess all of those mornings working out, walking w/ my walker, recumbent exercise bike, yoga, push ups and crunches are helping, doesn’t mean I like them though. I’d much rather sit on the couch, in my underwear and watch WB cartoons with a big ol’ bowl of popcorn! But NO! That’s what I do after my workout….NEVER! If I could find “Looney Toons” or “Baby Looney Toons”, it would consume ALL of my attention everyday until I had watched it 3 or 4 times, “Muppet Babies”

I like to get my stuff done so I can spend the rest of the day recovering. FYI-This is WAY to early I came out to the kitchen at 5:30am. I had to go to the washroom just before 3:00am, then couldn’t fall asleep. After 2 hours of tossing and turning, I figured I might as well get up! Right now I can’t see the couch, but it’s calling me! I can hear it!

My music question for the day is, can music aid in a life or death situation? I would have to say yes! When I was in a coma for 4-5 weeks, my wonderful wife brought 3 of my favourite albums to the hospital when I wasn’t expected to come out of a coma. She brought Foo Fighters “The Colour and The Shape”, one of the two Big Wreck albums at the time and she can’t remember the 3rd one since it was so long ago. What were you listening to in early 2008? I’m guessing no one has a clue. I wouldn’t!

If you ask me, YES, music can be a determining factor in a life or death situation, and being surrounded by incredible family & friends helps even more! Yep, there is no fount that Kim’s the right gal for this city boy. My mother ran into one of my doctors at the Pasqua Hospital who said “Young couples usually end up separated going threw something like we did. Your daughter-in-law is the best wife I have ever seen”. I hope he’s not married! Thank you everyone! These are the CDs that Kim likely brought to the hospital for me. Well 2/3 anyways.

Did that feel like an award speech to anyone else?

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS SCREWED UP!

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

In Flames news about the “Siren Charms” album release on September 9th
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/in-flames-reveal-future-hopes

For anyone near Washington that like jazz or blues!

“Washington, DC August 26, 2014– Jazz Recording artist and local DC Musician Aaron Myers will be headlining at Blues Alley September 3rd for two sets 8pm and 10pm. This appearance will be his first performance at the nation’s finest Jazz and Supper Club.
“I am beyond excited about the engagement. It is indeed an honor to perform where so many greats have performed before me” said Aaron Myers. “I do not take for granted the opportunity that has been afforded me. It is my sincere prayer to give it my all while on stage”
Myers, who began his musical career in Texas, has been a mainstay on the local jazz scene. In 2013 he released his debut album “Leo Rising” nationally, being reviewed nationally and locally. Currently, Myers is the Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge, where he has performed over 130 shows, and plans on doing many more.
“To those who come out to the show, they will be in for a great treat! Music, Comedy, and the works!” , said Myers. “I will be backed up by Mark Meadows, Herb Scott, Paul Jung, and my dear friend Percy White! We are all good friends who respect each others talents…we’re just ready to have a good time on stage. I am sure the people will feel that energy!”
Top 10 guitar riffs as voted by BBC listeners As much as I don’t care for AC/DC or G n’ R, those are both easy to remember riffs.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/led-zep-riff-tops-bbc-poll
“Weird Al” takes on TV themes at the Emmy Awards
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/watch-weird-al-yankovics-incredible-medley-of-emmy-nominated-tv-theme-songs/
Stevie Micks’ new single from the album “24 Karat Gold-Songs from the Vault”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/stevie-nicks-lady-gets-lyric-video
More, but different, In Flames news
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3309750/flames-week-day-1-niclas-engelin/
I guess a Bob Dylan release is on the horizon.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/bob-dylan-to-release-entirety-of-basement-tapes-includes-138-tracks-30-of-which-were-never-known-to-exist/
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on the song “Mind Your Manners”

Still holding 18th place out of 172 on the CFL page I’ve joined on face book!
There is no way to support musicians anymore. Unless you go to a show, pay for your ticket, buy the album there, and some type of merchandise! So when your new favourite band or artist pop’s up, don’t expect to see them release more than two albums. They financially are unable to create a new album. So say goodbye to a recently signed artist(s). Who makes money on iTunes sales and a $15 CD now. The label and manager! I don’t know about Netflix? They must be making money some how? So if your getting music from a Torrent site, iTunes, a CD store, Spotify, etc. It really doesn’t matter. iTunes is easy and convenient Cheap music & you don’t need to leave the comfort of your house. As I’ve said before, LET THE ARTIST SET THE PRICE OF THEIR MUSIC!!!!!! Some will say take it for free, since they’ve been around for so long and have multi million dollars! Some will go to the top price of $20. I think $20 is a reasonable cap, the CDs behind me, roughly 600 of them were all bought by me at $25 a CD. Trading or copying music between friends is legal and fine. You’ve probably asked or received a mix-tape, copied tape or a burnt CD, so I’m not worried about letting friends copy my files or burning a CD for them. I’m not taking money away from an artist unless it’s a local artist(s). If I got it from iTunes, or a CD store, they aren’t making a penny from that sale anyways!
Kim paints to make extra money. I guess you’ll see it as wrong? So she should just give the paintings away for free right? Most people pay for cable or satellite TV, to watch whatever they like. Should that be free? Should groceries, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, medication, restaurant food, etc. be free too? Then who would produce any of those things? Demand would increase, raising the price, and supply would decrease. You’ll learn about supply & demand in your last couple years of elementary school kids.
Music is a type of art too. So at the moment there’s really no way to support an up & coming artist, unless they’re unsigned and tour all over the world and only sell CDs at shows. Then at their 2nd show, everyone will be singing along to every song because lil’ Johnny next door was at the first show and bought the $20 CD and came home with it and put the entire album on the internet for a free download on a torrent site or on Songza.
Do I need Serious XM? No I’ll play my iPod with my $25 CDs and $10 downloads from iTunes that only make the rich richer!
All of that said, a BIG SARCASTIC THANK YOU to Shaun Parker (Napster inventor) and Steve Jobs (iTunes inventor), you’ve both had a hand in ruining the music industry! Now something is screwed up/broken and needs to be fixed! It was fine before you screwed it up.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

WHAT HAPPENED?

Monday, August 25th 2014

Don’t forget to donate as well as dumping ice water on your head, sure cancer is bad, but so is ALS, equally as scary if not worse.

Robert Plant (singer of Led Zeppelin) latest work
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-24/plant-launches-2nd-lullaby-themes-video

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee still learning about music.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-24/motley-crue-tommy-lee-still-learning

This could be FANTASTIC or terrible!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/prince-to-release-two-new-albums-on-september-30th/

The Winery Dogs (former Dream Theater drummer, Mike Portnoy)
http://bravewords.com/news/the-winery-dogs-we-have-100-years-of-experience-between-the-three-of-us

As far as I know, Canadians don’t have a record store day or cassette store day?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/cassette-store-day-to-return-in-2014-with-releases-from-julian-casablancas-karen-o-and-foxygen/

That’s a really good list by Rob Halford’s (Judas Priest) 10 albums that influenced him!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-25/halford-picks-10-albums-that-changed-his-life

Good laugh! Elvis, pre-autotune!
http://www.sunnyskyz.com/happy-videos/850/Someone-Altered-Elvis-s-Video-For-Blue-Suede-Shoes-And-I-Can-t-Stop-Laughing-#sJm4pweQ9jyUGpq9.01

Why? This makes 0 sense to me. You’ve got a “Pop” category for this type of music. There’s no new “rock” bands signed in the last 2 or 3 years that are exceptionally good and famous at the moment. So WHY?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/lorde-wins-vma-for-best-rock-video-beating-out-arctic-monkeys-and-the-black-keys/ I think anyone else in the category should have won, that being said all a music award means is that you got more votes from whoever was voting, maybe even 1 vote! And This is what I want to address today.

This “rock” music coming out sounds nothing like real rock music today and that’s a big part of why I don’t listen to Regina’s Rock Station 104.9 FM. I either own it, it’s old or new music and I don’t like it. The “rock” bands coming out today sound much closer to Country music. I don’t hate country music in any way, but it’s not something I listen to on a regular basis. That’s why I went to metal groups/music. Name a REALLY good rock band that has become the new band to watch. The last one I remember that was highly touted was “Nickleback” now they have 2 haters per fan. No one has to hate them, they’re doing something they like and millions of others like. If you’re not a fan, turn the radio to a different station, turn it off, listen to your iPod or iPhone. If something you don’t like comes through the speakers at a restaurant, wait 3:30 minutes and something else will come on.

I watch Blue Jays baseball, I don’t agree with 85% of the stuff they do, I also don’t get to pick who plays wherever or whenever. I’m not the Field Manager or the General Manager. I’m a couch manager, here in the middle of nowhere, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

I didn’t expect the world to stop for the 4.5 years I was battling brain cancer and it’s effects. I certainly didn’t expect to be beaten over the head with this new fan dangled “rock” music though

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook