BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME

Why does the All-Star game determine anything? The winner, American league or National league, gets home field advantage in the World Series in October? Why not have it be whichever of the 2 teams, in the World Series, with the better W-L record gets 4/7 games of the World Series in their ball park. Aren’t all-star games supposed to be fun, light hearted, & mostly for the fans? I didn’t watch the game or Monday’s home run derby. I love baseball, but I only follow the Blue Jays. I watch as many of the 162 games, they play each year, as possible. If I’m doing something else, I record Blue Jays in :30. Not as much fun for me as watching the entire game.

Lots of people find it boring which is fine, I get that. It’s as much if not more of a mental game. You have to be thinking of where you need to be for every scenario on every pitch. If you’re a player on the field not moving on every pitch you’re doing something wrong. My last 2 years of competitive baseball, I played 3rd base. As a fielder, my brain was working on “overdrive” for each pitch. I was thinking about what to do in the multiple situations that could occur if there was a ball in play & I was always on the front part of my feet slowly inching towards the ball. I couldn’t hit to save my life, fielding, for me, was much easier. I learned after a couple of years to attack the baseball in the field, it’s not going to hurt me.

I hope that whoever is watching Blue Jays Central, the pre-game show, is taking Gregg Zaun’s opinion with a grain of salt. I disagree with 80% of what he says, so make up your own mind. He’s a former catcher, when was the last time he played any position in a meaningful game other than catcher or hitter? Catching, hitting, & pitching are the few things I don’t know much about, that’s where I respect his criticism. He’s doing his job well though, I’m talking about him, but TV dives aren’t a real thing. Ever lost your balance while concentrating on a tiny ball as it comes closer to you? I’d dive or run into a fence to field a ball, & I wasn’t on TV? I guess I was playing the game wrong?

Tuesday evenings Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/listening-party-the-albums-were-still-waiting-for-in-2015/

Big Wreck live! Rock on wit your bad self \m/! When did bass solos become cool?

Weird, sounds like a desperate move that isn’t needed? “Come to my wedding reception, even though I don’t know you from a hole in the ground”?

http://loudwire.com/fans-sebastian-bach-wedding-reception-300/

Radio interview with members of Finger Eleven. Album out Friday, July 31st. Two other songs released with an iTunes pre-order sound more like the older 3 albums & not the last 2 albums.

OK, question I saw on www.loudwire.com. Who is your preferred band to see live Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? I’ve seen Pearl Jam twice & Foo Fighters 3 times. It’s a very tough decision for me. My first Pearl Jam show was in the summer of 2005 in Saskatoon, my first Foo Fighters show was at the Summersault festival in Saskatoon in the summer of 2000. I think I’d have to go with Foo Fighters since they just play for a minimum of 3 hours. I love both bands live or on a recording!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-vs-pearl-jam-best-live-band-round-2/

On Monday night’s Jimmy Fallon his musical act was “Echoesmith”. I misunderstood him, then he showed the cover of the vinyl album & repeated their. For 2-3 seconds I though “Cool, Aerosmith”! Nope totally different, but still really good!

I didn’t know they sang that song until just now.  I’m not a cool kid!

“Blurred Lines” ruling sliced to $5.300.000

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-ruling-sliced-to-5-3-million-with-a-catch-20150715

Tina Fey & Amy Poelher on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/amy-poehler-tina-fey-debut-sisters-trailer-on-jimmy-fallon-20150715

Corey Taylor on radio talking about Axl Rose LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-to-axl-rose-stop-being-a-douchebag/

LeBron James on Jimmy Fallon promoting the movie “Trainwreck”

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/videos/lebron-james-tries-to-give-banana-boat-pic-the-slip-20150715

Scott Weiland talks about the death of Kurt Cobain. Scott, just stop drinking & doing heroin. I don’t believe that you’ve kicked the habit. You are the modern day Axl Rose from the late ’80s & early ’90s.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-kurt-cobain-our-generation-death-of-rock-n-roll/

Arcade Fire to release feature film in September.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/arcade-fire-to-release-first-feature-film-the-reflektor-tapes-in-september/ I just can’t get into this group?

Joe Dirt 2………..gotta see it. I loved the first one! I hope this will be on iTunes, we don’t subscribe to Crackle, just Netflix.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/number-one-with-a-mullet-david-spade-on-the-return-of-joe-dirt-20150715

I’d really like Kelly Clarkson to be near Regina with Pentatonix opening for her on the current tour! I assume this would be a FANTASTIC concert!

New music for me starts on Friday & then the following 2 Fridays. “Highly Suspect”, Lamb of God”, & “Finger Eleven” 17th, 24th , & 31st. 5 songs from Highly Suspect on the pre-order from iTunes, 4 from “Lamb of God”, & 3 from “Finger Eleven”

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, gets writing credit for a current song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miguel-gives-billy-corgan-writing-credit-over-1979-similarity-20150715

So many movies I’d like to see! Joe Dirt 2, Sisters, Trainwreck, Star Wars in 2017 (I think I peed a bit when I saw the trailer for it), etc. LANGUAGE!!!!

Looking at this list, I should have been at Comic-Con in San Diego, Third Ion should have been there too. When a band is influenced by video games, that would be THE place to be!

I fixed my iTunes on Sunday & ended up doing some tweaking, not twerking, to it on Monday, now all is well other than the recent release by Barenaked Ladies “Silverball”. It will play everywhere but on our TV? My computer & iPod, Kim’s computer, Phone, iPad & car radio. Just not our TV?

Rolling Stone says “Clueless is still the ultimate teen movie”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/why-clueless-is-still-the-ultimate-teen-comedy-20150715

Justin Bieber to Martha Stewart

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

10 new artists Rolling Stone says you need to know.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-july-2015-20150713

A radio show on Apple Music hosted by Josh Homme (singer Queens of the Stone Age & Them Crooked Vultures)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.6d402c45-2b23-11e5-85b1-2890829a6abb

Obama on Bill Cosby rape allegations

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/obama-comments-on-bill-cosby-allegations-thats-rape-20150715

Songs I like. “Limblifter” Saskatchewan small town band when they separated from “The Age of Electric” who were another small town Saskatchewan group. “The Age of Electric” singer is with Slash now as the bass player in Slash’s group!

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

“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,

Chris

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