NO COMPUTRON WEDNESDAY

Blue Jays baseball is rained out tonight. Double header Wednesday. I’ll have enough time to exercise, eat & watch 2 baseball games. Tomorrow you’re on your own. Sorry?

The regular season ends on Sunday, baseball until the Jays are out! No email or facebook on Wednesday.

Songs I like. “Room 333” My brother’s group he formed when I was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer on Tuesday, February 5th 2008. No videos or songs I can share just an iTunes link. No, I’m not biased it’s a REALLY good hard rock album!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

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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“…..I MIGHT AS WELL FACE IT, I’M ADDICTED TO BLOGS……..”

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “L”, as in ‘Lacuna Coil’ 9 albums on shuffle!

I always pick 2 exercises to do each day. Monday I increased my push ups to 2 sets of 25 instead of 2 sets of 20, push ups must be the most difficult thing to do other than walking. I have to do push ups before I do another exercise right after. I know if I do push ups as a 2nd exercise I won’t have enough gas in the tank to do them all. Today I did 420 crunches & 45 minutes, maybe ½ an hour of yoga.

1W for the Blue Jays, 6 games to go! 4-3 win in Baltimore Monday evening. 2 more wins & the Blue Jays are winners of the American League East, once that’s done, they’re right behind Kansas City for winning the entire American League! I’ve waited 22 years for this, I was 13 when they were in the playoffs last time.

20 painful stage. Why are you trying to fly? Do you have wings I don’t know about?

http://loudwire.com/20-painful-stage-dive-fails/

Tim Commerford, former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist, apologizes for the existence of groups like “Limp Bizkit”

Steven Adler has reasons that the rumoured Guns n’ Roses reunion may not happen.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-downplays-guns-n-roses-reunion-rumors-slash-doesnt-believe-im-sober/

I have other reasons, IT’S NOT 1987!!!!!!

Neil Fallon of “Clutch” article

http://loudwire.com/clutch-neil-fallon-would-you-rather/

John Lennon or Paul McCartney? One word answer BOTH!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/john-lennon-or-paul-mccartney-550-musicians-and-celebrities-weigh-in/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!

One album ‘The Beatles’ the white album

For me I’d have to add at least a few songs from other albums.

Still not enough!!!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. When I think about my little issues, they get even smaller when I see this. LANGUAGE!!! 18 minute video but it’s all REALLY good!!!!

Bill Nye the Science Guy on stage with Pearl Jam.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/bill-nye-the-science-guy-joins-pearl-jam-for-rockin-in-the-free-world-watch/

Songs I like. “The Rolling Stones”. I tend to sway towards The Beatles when these 2 groups are mentioned in the same breath.

You know who they are, I don’t need to list their BIG songs, they have too many!

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

I HATE MONDAYS AS MUCH AS THE NEXT PERSON!

Until Blue Jay baseball ends this year. This blog will likely take a backseat so I’ll be able to watch 3 hours of baseball a day. They get October 4th-October 6th off then resume playing on the 7th.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “D”, as in “Dream Theater’s” ‘Systematic Chaos’ album.

Well the 2 sports teams I cheer for won on Sunday. Saskatchewan Roughriders won their 2nd game of a season that is nearly over? The CFL has but 9 teams, too small & pretty terrible this year, EVERYONE!! Roughriders aren’t mathematically out of the playoffs yet. I’m not holding my breath on that one.

Toronto Blue Jays won their final home series of the year by sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays 3/3 games in Toronto. They were guaranteed a wild card entrance to the playoffs Friday night, but they’re not done. I want to see them win the American league East, then the entire American league. Both are well within site. The Blue Jays are currently 90W-65L and in first place in the East. The NY Yankees are in second place at 86W-69L. Only 7 games to go for the Blue Jays! 4 beginning tonight in Baltimore then 3 in Tampa Bay. Sunday in Tampa is the final regular season game for the Blue Jays. This will be the first time in 22 years that they’ve been to the playoffs, last time in ’93 they won the World Series. I’m not convinced they’ll win the World Series yet, they rely far too much on home runs. 2 or less, good chance they’ll lose. 3 or more better chance of them winning.

You’re team is out of the playoffs. Why would anybody do this to a team mate? I think Jonathan Paplebon just lost his $11 million paycheck next year. I’ve heard rumblings that he’s not the best guy to have in the club house, finally there’s video proof.

Don’t air your dirty laundry in public. Take it to the tunnel or club house. I played on a team with a moron. Everytime he opened his yap I’d sit in the dugout with my head down & whisper to myself “Shut up! Nobody wants to hear your verbal diarrhea”. I wasn’t in charge of him or the rest of the team. If played dirty & would yell 4 letter words to the other team, have at it. Just like I was on the first link to this blog. Who looks like more of an idiot? Person yelling & swearing at everyone or the victims of a pathetic rant?

Friday, October 2nd! Don’t forget new Trivium & Clutch!!!!

I like “Islander” I’m not a huge fan, but I do like them. Brand new tune from them.

http://loudwire.com/islander-new-song-wake-up/

At this point I think ‘The Simpsons’ are trying to remain relevant.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/mr-smithers-from-the-simpsons-will-finally-come-ou/388993?utm_campaign=nme-28th-september-28-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

‘The Strokes’ confirm they’re back in the studio. I heard one song when they were first in the public eye & decided they weren’t my taste in music.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-strokes/88625

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour will in a TV series

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-roars-doctor-who/

Courtney Love Cobain get’s snubbed from daughter’s wedding?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/courtney-love-frances-cobain-bean-wedding/

….did I disappoint you….” Yes there have been a few disappointing albums this year, for me.

Pentatonix shared it! New album October 16th!!!!!!!!!!!

Surf Dads in The Exchange Saturday, October 24th.

http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/surf_dads_ready_canadian_tour

The full Ian Fletcher Thornley single. Album preorder October 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.ianfletcherthornley.com/

37 years ago ‘Black Sabbath’ released “Never Say Die”

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-never-say-die-album-anniversary/

Mark Tremonti want’s clear the air about a “Creed” reunion. Please no. Wasted time from his band ‘Alter Bridge’ & his solo project, IMO.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6708194/mark-tremonti-possible-creed-reunion

New artist, Meg Myers. Halestorm shared her video!

On iTunes I see 2 albums, a single & an EP.

Latest album with this song on it. I always ask my boss aka Kim, if I can buy an album from iTunes no matter how much it costs. I’m pretty much on a limit/allowance or I’d likely go WAY overboard!!! I’m cheap, but when it comes to music, it’s a different game.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sorry/id1020769172

Songs I like. “Robbie Williams” I haven’t listened to him since, I don’t know when? Early 2000s” He was the “bad boy” in a boy band in the UK called “Take that”. Why do I know that? I have one album from 2000.

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

WEEKEND UPDATE

Vote for “Best of Regina”!

http://prairedogmag.secondstreetapp.com/l/Best-of-Regina-2015/Ballot/CityLife

32 years ago Saturday “Motley Crue” released ‘Shout at the Devil’

http://loudwire.com/motley-crue-shout-at-the-devil-anniversary/

Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6708045/pentatonix-where-are-u-now-bieber-cover?utm_source=twitter

I REALLY like post ’85 “Rush”

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-bassists-of-all-time/?fb3

Pentatonix album box set.

http://fanjoy.co/products/Pentatonix

Top 10 ‘Pearl Jam’ songs.

http://loudwire.com/top-10-pearl-jam-songs-watch/

This is my favourite. Didn’t make the list though.

Saskatchewan Roughriders win as well as the Toronto Blue Jays. That hasn’t happened much this year, it’s only the Riders 2nd win of the year & the next/last home game is Saturday October 24th. That was fast!

I just don’t touch streaming sites, it seems more like renting music to me rather than buying it & owning it. LANGUAGE!!!!

Megadeth put a countdown clock on their website.

http://system.megadeth.com/

Jewel joined Foo Fighters onstage to cover Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-jewel-join-foo-fighters-for-led-zeppelin-cover-20150927#ixzz3myOdKsDf LANGUAGE OF COURSE!

There was an influx of “Rush” & “Dream Theater” in here over the weekend, through headphones, not Kim’s kind of music.

The great thing about Dream Theater &/or Opeth is, you can put on one album & that’s your entire day!

Songs I like. “Rob Zombie” my generation’s Alice Cooper. They’ve toured together & are both incredibly smart!

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

YOU MADE IT, THE WEEKEND’S HERE!!!

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “T”, as in Trivium on shuffle.

Kim & I are watching “Scandal” on Netflix. We Just finished season 3 Thursday night. Great show, one problem, writer/creator “Grey’s Anatomy” & “Private Practice” lady. She’s a hot writer at the moment but I swear she gets writers block every 10 minutes & “Ooo, now they have sex”. I like “Scandal”, but it is really getting old fast. That’s the exact reason I don’t watch “Grey’s Anatomy”. I liked “Private Practice” too, but I don’t miss it. All of these shows are getting old around every corner somebody’s having sex with someone, for no reason at all?

Thursday’s Rock It Out Blog. GREAT TOPIC!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/aux-out/death-becomes-them/

Gay marriage seems very similar to marijuana issues at the moment. They can do either legally or illegally? What would you want the police to be more concerned with? Pot smokers that want a bag of chips, same sex people living together? Or the guy down the street who will snap in a week & go on a shooting spree?

http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-rob-halford-kim-davis-debacle/

IT’S HERE!! THE SINGLE BY IAN FLETCHER THORNLEY!!!!! GET IT………………..NOW!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/secrets-single/id1041070636

Blue Jays baseball Thursday night, they’re all but guaranteed a playoff spot if they go 5W-5L & the N.Y. Yankees go 8W-2L for the last 10 games of the regular season then the Jays are out & I highly doubt that will happen?

If this is true, when is this tasty nugget being released? All I see on iTunes are a bunch of “Slash” albums & EPs he’s sang on?

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-solo-album/

Guitarist, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-tom-morello-backed-outernationals-visceral-new-video-20150925

Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordon Levitt cover Rhianna as “The Old Time Gals” Barbershop quintet

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-fallon-joseph-gordon-levitt-cover-rihanna-as-barbershop-quintet-20150925

New Pentatonix video/song from their upcoming release on October 16th

Hollywood Vampire Rock in Rio with Lzzy Hale & Alice Cooper, performing “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin. Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jonny Depp both on guitar & Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

Really? The Pope plans to release a rock album, I think He may end up as the coolest Pope of my lifetime?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pope-francis-to-release-pop-rock-album-wake-up-20150925

Audio link inside of “Wake up! Go! Go! Forward!” Not this song, totally different

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/im-not-even-kidding-pope-francis-is-releasing-a-prog-rock-album-called-wake-up/

New band “Wakrat” with former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerfield.

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-tim-commerford-new-band-wakrat/

LANGUAGE!!! Not sure what to make of this song?

Cool video of a little girl fishing!!

Today/Friday, September 25th Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!! When we were onstage, no matter what rock band I was a part of. Nobody swore on stage unless it was a cover song. We didn’t care who said what, it didn’t matter, freedom of speech, Mitch did once & just didn’t want to do that again.

John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, etc. ^^

Songs I like. “The Refreshments” They were never a big name act, I think they were in the 20s on the Much Music Video Count down for 2 weeks in the ’90s. Then they disappeared. I have one CD, I think “The Refreshments” on iTunes are a different group other than this album?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fizzy-fuzzy-big-buzzy/id45889

Yep, they did this theme song!!!!

I still listen to this album. I flip through my iPod & I see ‘The Refreshments’ & then I think to myself, “Hey, I haven’t listen to that in a while?”

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

SUPERBOWL

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “B”, as in Big Wreck

I avoid the Superbowl at all costs. The game is usually a side show to the commercials we don’t get through cable in Canada. Most people watch it since it’s the championship game for the NFL & for the half-time show. I’m all for the CFL but even it has been boring this year & last year. The NFL has never impressed me & the Superbowl is right around my birthday at the end of January. The half time show I’ll watch the next day on www.youtube.com

There’s already people throwing up red flags about Bruno Mars being the half time entertainment. Fair is fair, he’s not everyone’s preferred act. Remember, you can’t please everyone all of the time!

I ask you this. What has been among the top songs of this year? Oh, “Uptown Funk” would be one of them, along with a few others. So what would you like to have as the half time entertainment? Bruno Mars is hot at the moment & will increase the number of viewers which is what the Superbowl is all about, making money for the league. Off of the top of my head you have these 3 options & maybe a few more I can’t think of at the moment….

Can anyone think of another song off of Mark Ronson’s album other than “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars? I can’t, I didn’t buy the album, I bought the song & attached it to a Bruno Mars album I already own.

What sparked this conversation? This….

I’m not the be all & end all of music. There’s quite a bit of music I know nothing about but I like discovering stuff I’ve never heard. Please teach me?

I went to Moose Jaw today around 10:30. My mother was getting fruit there off of a truck from B.C. I think it was? Brewster & I went for a “car ride”. Nobody can say either of those words around him unless he is going for a “car ride”. He gets really excited & instantly worries he’ll be left behind, as well as frantically looking for his “leash”, another word we can’t say around him. Moose Jaw is about 40-45 minutes away. After 10 minutes roughly, he falls asleep on my lap until the vehicle stops!

Burger restaurant skit on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/kenan-kel-reunite-for-good-burger-sketch-on-jimmy-/388713?utm_campaign=nme-september-24-24-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I guess whoever’s still letting Keanu Reeves act?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/keanu-reeves-to-shoot-john-wick-2-this-autumn/388644?utm_campaign=nme-september-24-24-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pearl Jam play on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-pearl-jam-stephen-colbert-cover-neil-young-on-late-show-20150924

24 years ago Nirvana changed the musical landscape with the release of ‘Nevermind’

http://loudwire.com/nirvana-nevermind-album-anniversary/

Still one of my favourite songs to play or listen to!!

Royal Blood performance. I think I shared this yesterday?

Our Lady Peace. I’m all about their 1st 4 albums. I do own a Greatest Hits & 3 or 4 other albums though.

This is from their 2nd album “Clumsy” which was their breakthrough album

The Agonist shared it, so here it is. They were in Regina last week on Thursday at The Exchange, I really wanted to go but I don’t go out much on weeknights & Kim doesn’t like metal.

This Muse album will be the biggest disappointment this year for me. I had really high hopes for this album. Their 2nd , 3rd, & 4th album were great studio albums as well as their 5th/Live at Wembley CD/DVD (H.A.A.R.P.) LANGUAGE!!!!!

This is from their 4th album

Here’s my favourite venue for live music in Regina! Fun to play at The Exchange & a great place to take in a show.

http://tourismregina.com/blog/b-sides-rarities-the-regina-music-scene-venues/

Muse, live fan videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7vWQArY3hKMI6z1b3H_QZVN3heW80HQ

I wasn’t big on “All That Remains” when I saw them open for “In Flames” in Saskatoon

http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-bassist-jeanne-sagan-exits-band/

New Ken Tizzard album for $3.99 on iTunes. You’ll know him as the bassist for The Watchmen & Thornley.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/no-dark-no-light/id992262199

I have never heard a bad cover of this song. The 2nd link is my favourite version though!

Songs I like. “Red Hot Chili Peppers” only 2 albums that float my boat.

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

LEARN TO FLY

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “I” as in Iron Maiden’s “The Book of Souls” album

Yes, this “Learn to Fly”

The background as to why this song was written, 2 reasons that I know of. Dave Grohl wanted to try to write a well known/catchy pop song. He was also was terrified of flying at the time & was taking flying lessons. This album was released on October 26th 1999. Long time ago, this album also solidified Foo Fighters as my favourite band. My Grandmother passed away from breast cancer on December 5th 1999. I would drive 45 minutes away to Moose Jaw, turn around & come back to Regina just to occupy my time when I was supposed to be at University. I would blast this album everyday in my car.

This was written for a ‘Godzilla’ remake released in 1998. My brother has/had the CD. Notice the lyrics “…I’m afraid of aeroplanes….”

I’m assuming this was written before the ’99 release of ‘Learn to Fly’ off of “There is Nothing Left to Lose” an album made in a week, in Virginia, in Dave Grohl’s basement, in a studio Dave, Taylor & Nate built by sound proofing it with egg cartons & a friend acting as the producer. Oh, & it won 2/3 Grammy Awards.

The Pope’s arrival in the USA is why we missed the first 28 minutes of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Tuesday. I record it at 2:00pm for Kim & I to watch later on. Just sayin’! JK!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/pope-francis-american-crusade-20150910

Chris Cornell covers Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” made famous by Sinead O’Connor

http://loudwire.com/watch-chris-cornell-cover-prince-nothing-compares-2-u/

Did anyone catch “The Muppets” last night on ABC? Kim & I both thought it was pretty good, we had a good chuckle!

I would be at this show if it was near Saskatchewan! Tremonti & Trivium oh, yeah. Review of a show

http://fullmetalrock.com/HardDrive15.html

Article on Mark Tremonti.

http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/tremonti/

Chvrches cover Justin Bieber’s ‘What do you Mean?’

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/chvrches-cover-justin-biebers-what-do-you-mean-watch/

Foo Fighters with Jane’s Addiction & Jack Black on stage LANGUAGE!!!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-perform-janes-addiction-tracks-perry-farrell-rush-tom-sawyer-jack-black/

You can buy the new Ian Fletcher Thornley single this Friday on iTunes!!!!!

Somebody should ask this guy “Who are The Simpsons?” I gave up the Simpsons in 1999 or 2000? It got old. The series began when I was in grade 6.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/australian-man-sets-world-record-by-having-203-the/388586?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Destiny’s Child manager hopeful of a reunion

http://www.nme.com/news/destinys-child/88509?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Royal Blood on the James Corden show. Seeing Royal Blood was a bonus opening for Foo Fighters!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/royal-blood-absolutely-demolish-james-cordon-watch/

Songs I like, “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” one album. Finger Eleven before they got a new drummer & changed their name. “Finger Eleven” was my brother’s favourite band. We both saw the video for “Circles” at the same time & we both liked it, him a bit more than me. We both bought the CD shortly after seeing the video.

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