WEEKEND UPDATE/BIRTHDAY WEEKEND UPDATE

Not much music news here today. I pretty much avoided my computer this weekend. Too busy celebrating my 36th birthday. Yes, I am officially closer to 40 than I am to 30. I don’t feel older mentally, just that my body doesn’t agree with my brain.

12 of us Saturday night here including Kim & I. Beer, water, rum, wine, etc., munchies, pizza & cup cakes. Beer’s gone but Kim replenished my liquor & gave me an iTunes gift card. Does that mean she’s encouraging my habit?

I hope everyone enjoyed the old man celebration? We went for lunch at my parents place for a family birthday celebration. Christmas morning “Wife Saver”, carrot cake, pecan pie & a snazzy blue Toronto Blue Jays jersey. No name, I’m bad luck. If I get the name of any current athlete on any team, it’s a guarantee they will be traded or cut from the roster. Now I just get blank jerseys or a retired athlete’s name on the back.

Great weekend, with great people!

1168 albums in my iTunes at the moment only a dozen or so I haven’t listened to, that I’ve borrowed from friends with a similar taste in music.

Thank you Phil Anselmo (former singer of Pantera), we don’t need anymore hatred/racism in the world! Stop please!

http://loudwire.com/machine-head-robb-flynn-calls-out-philip-anselmo/

Interview with Lzzy & Joe of “Halestorm”

Mr. Ian Fletcher Thornley on instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BBIjUoMzF-M/

I was watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” on Friday. Every Friday there’s a round table discussion with 3 or 4 other broadcasters they were talking about some trade rumours they had heard floating around 2 Blue Jay players. The $20 million a year short stop they got at the trade deadline in July of last year & the center fielder Kevin Pillar $700,000 a year. They won’t get anything for Pillar, he has just finished his first full season in the big league & he’s 26 or 27 years old, right at the beginning of his career peak. His salary is non negotiable for 3 years. The short stop, Troy Tulowitzki, is in his mid-30s, making $20 million a year. I have nothing against him. He seems like a great fit, his defense is top notch & although we didn’t see it last year, he is able to hit 20-25 home runs. I say trade Tulowitzki, a no brainer for me. They have Ryan Goins at the age of 23 or so, young & his glove is the best I’ve seen since the first hall of fame Blue Jay player Roberto Alomar. They lost their 2nd baseman to injury early last year, Goins played the bulk of the year at 2nd. He’s young & came up through the Blue Jays minor league system & he likely wont make over a million dollars for a few years. Their 2nd baseman left because of injury last year. At that time he was the leading rookie in almost every category. He’ll miss the first 4 weeks of this season. That being said, they have other people that can fill that role in the meantime. I like Tulowitzki, he’s just a high price when you take into consideration that Jose Bautista & Edwin Encarnacion both have only this year left on their contracts & will likely be asking for at least $20,000,000 a year for each of them. So why not trade Tulowitzki, get a decent pitcher & a decent catcher in return. Decent, not top dollar, a back up catcher, & a middle of the starting rotation pitcher, a number 3-5 out of 5 pitchers. FYI Goins is a natural short stop.

Kevin Pillar highlights

Ryan Goins highlights

Troy Tulowitzki highlights

Black Sabbath postpone tour dates.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/black-sabbath-postpone-tour-dates-due-to-ozzy-osbournes-sinusitis-20160131#ixzz3yqPNAmAi

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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PROMOTION? EXERCISE TOTAL FOR THE WEEK

I fell asleep & woke up to “Dream Theater” the album “The Astonishing”. I waited until shortly after 10:00pm & got it then went to bed. It’s not your typical “Dream Theater” with 9 songs averaging 10 minutes in length. Double album 34 songs in total & most songs are 4 minutes long. The longest is almost 8 minutes. There was a lot more orchestral music on it also. I’d say it’s a really good album!

I exercised to “Eve 6” all 4 albums on shuffle.

Exercise total for the week! 40 leg lifts om my back, 40 leg lifts on my hands & knees, 150 squats, 120 pushups, 1260 crunches, 580 meters walking one day no rest periods. Did I enjoy it? No, but you do what you gotta do! When we were going to the field house on a flat surface I do 800 meters with 2 rest periods. After the first 200 meters then after the following 400 meters, then I’d finish up with the last 200 meters. This doesn’t count the long side walk into & out of the building. Our parking garage has slops for the drain. It’s not a flat surface.

I go to www.youtube.com to share these links & if they’re brand new it tells me to not embed them? This musician doesn’t want me to promote their new song, video, or album? Why is it on www.youtube.com then? Police are going to arrest me because I shared a link? Either way, you’re welcome.

I was fine Monday, I’ve been tired all week since Tuesday morning. I would have liked to have just sat on my butt all week, that never happens unless I declare a break.

Noel Gallagher on his 5 favourite David Bowie albums.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/noel-gallagher-on-his-five-favorite-david-bowie-songs-20160128

“Serenity” premier new song and music video. Let’s learn together, I’ve never heard of them?

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/serenity-premiere-new-song-and-music-video-spirit-in-the-flesh.html

I don’t watch much NHL at all because most people watch it for the fighting & big body checks. Nobody wants to see this happen to any official in any sport. Really how idiotic is this? It happened on Wednesday, January 27th. If I was commissioner of the league “Bye, you’re done FOREVER”. I saw this as a highlight on Sportsnet.

I think I’m on a “Dream Theater” kick…….poor Kim!

“Filter” have a single & a new album on the way. New single inside the link. The song below is from their first album released in 1995.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/filter-unveil-new-single-take-me-to-heaven.html

Pentatonix shared it…..

Televised preseason Blue Jay games start on March 4th

Despite being on a “Dream Theater” kick, I’ll play “Foo Fighters” for the day “The Colour & The Shape” released in 1997, their 2nd album.

Former “One Direction” member, Zayn, releases single

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-zayn-maliks-surreal-pillowtalk-video-20160129

This is what “Finger Eleven” is listening to at the moment.

“Killswitch Engage” release new song. I’ve listened to them but can’t get into them.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/killswitch-engage-premiere-new-song-hate-by-design.html

New Yorkers complain about getting to concerts & resell tickets

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ticket-resale-business-is-fixed-game-says-ny-attorney-general-20160129

“Motley Crue” is done, but singer, Vince Neil, isn’t!

http://loudwire.com/vince-neil-new-solo-album/

“Halestorm” shared this link

“Prong” unveil new song. Who? I’ve never heard of them? Song inside the link. 12 albums on iTunes if not more? I’ll pass, but here you go.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/prong-unveil-new-song-cut-and-dry.html

New singer for Regina group “Third Ion”

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=120798

“Solice” new song & album. Again, I’ve never heard of them? This is how I learn & I like to pass it along for you to decide if you like it or not.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/solice-premiere-new-song-and-music-video-in-the-dark.html

Beyonce makes a cameo in music video by Coldplay

http://www.nme.com/news/coldplay/91082?utm_campaign=nme-fri-29-jan-29-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Clutch” lunchbox amplifier

Lionel Richie tribute show

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-stapleton-luke-bryan-join-lionel-richie-tribute-20160129

http://wcbsfm.cbslocal.com/2016/01/29/rihanna-dave-grohl-chris-stapleton-and-more-added-to-lionel-richie-grammy-tribute/

Mash up is not happening.

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HANDICAPPED

I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Ghost Reveries”

I woke up to “Dream Theater” the album “Systematic Chaos”

I emptied the dishwasher to “Jimmy Eat World” the album “Chase this Light”

I exercised to ”Lamb of God” the latest album “Strum Und Drang”

When Kim’s at work I play my music & watch my TV or Movies that she doesn’t care for. Takes me about a week to watch a movie though. Exercise, Brewster & whatever else take priority.

I don’t see myself as physically handicapped. Probably because I can be very stubborn. A few years ago I would agree that I was physically handicapped. Yes, I need assistance with certain things, as time goes by though, there are fewer things I need help with.

Kim was helping me walk last night. We put Brewster in our parked vehicle in the parking garage, he’s like having a child, in that he can’t be left alone. I was waiting in the lobby for Kim to come back from putting Brewster in the vehicle. In the meantime I struck up a conversation with another person about the age of Kim & I, maybe a bit younger? She was also in a wheelchair. We didn’t speak for long, our parking spot isn’t too far away at all. I asked “Can I ask what put you in a wheelchair?” She replied & said “Car crash”. We didn’t speak much after that because of limited time.

What I took away from that conversation was that anyone’s life can change in a millisecond from anything. Be it winning the lottery, starting off in a new school, getting off a plane somewhere you’ve never been before, being diagnosed with any life threatening disease or being involved in any accident, etc. Life is whatever you make of it. You’re born & you’ll die. Everything in between is up to you.

Ah, “Suits” back for another season! It was on Bravo last night, a pleasant surprise from our DVR. We watch too much TV as it is, but I missed that show more than I thought.

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“Sevendust” with “Trivium” spring 2016 U.S.A. tour dates!

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-spring-2016-tour-dates-trivium-like-a-storm/

I love this song!!! I used to know it.

New Rob Zombie song. I’m a casual fan of him & his former group “White Zombie” his solo stuff has much more of a pop sound to it.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/listen-to-a-new-rob-zombie-song-well-everybodys-fking-in-a-u-f-o.html

I’m still on the fence about this having it’s own show. I think I prefer it on Jimmy Fallon

Geezer Butler retracts statement about Bill Ward. Both members of Black Sabbath

http://loudwire.com/geezer-butler-retracts-statement-bill-ward-final-black-sabbath-show/

That makes 5 songs in total for the 5th Alter Bridge studio album!!!!

Megadeth’s David Ellefson pays tribute to recently deceased bassist for “Dio” Jimmy Bain

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-david-ellefson-tribute-jimmy-bain/

The President & Hillary Clinton weigh in on Oscar controversy. Only caucasians nominated. “Straight Outta Compton” was really good!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-weigh-in-on-oscars-diversity-controversy-20160128

Coldplay set path for 2016 U.S.A. tour. I still prefer their first two albums. Song from each below!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/coldplay-set-path-for-head-full-of-dreams-u-s-tour-20160128

“Sia”, “Natalie Portman”, “Jimmy Fallon” & “The Roots”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/sia-natalie-portman-fallon-deliver-chipper-iko-iko-on-tonight-20160128

Ian Fletcher Thornley shared it…

“Steel Panther”. Sounds too much like 80s hair metal, not my thing. LANGUAGE!!!!!

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/steel-panther-premiere-acoustic-version-of-death-to-all-but-metal-from-new-cddvd.html

New Kevin Smith movie “Yoga Hosers” If you’ve seen any Kevin Smith movie other than “Jersey Girl” & you were offended by it, probably best to skip past this movie.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/01/sundance-review-kevin-smiths-yoga-hosers.html?mid=facebook_vulture#

I’ll have the new “Dream Theater” album tomorrow when I get up!! Thank you iTunes preorder!

However you’re getting this, please pass it along?

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

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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

STICKS & STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES……………….

Broken bones will heal. Words can hurt, especially if the victim has a good memory & tends to dwell on such things. Swearing is just words, I don’t mind them, they’re words with no meaning for me. I’m not going to use them since the entire world has labeled them as bad. If you’re offended by profanity, that’s fine…………..I get it. You’re the one who has defined it as a bad word, not me. This may seem odd to many but if you want to hurt ME in particular, swearing has little to no effect on me.

I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery + Fish”

I woke up to”Dream Theater” a sampling of the album “Octavarium”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”

I’ve seen this clip a few times. HILARIOUS!

Pentatonix live!!!!!

Kanye West to debut new album at MSG.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-to-debut-swish-at-madison-square-garden-20160126

Top 50 hard rock & metal guitarists.

https://www.facebook.com/LoudWire/posts/1295944237100839?notif_t=notify_me_page

I Mother Earth is marking this year as the 20th anniversary of “Scenery + Fish” playing the entire album front to back & some other stuff!!!!! “Scenery + Fish” was their break through album, their 2nd of 4 albums released when I was 16 years old. It went triple platinum in Canada! This also marks 20 years since they played in Saskatchewan. I saw them at the age of 16 in Saskatoon on the tour for this album!

Hi everyone…yes been a bit quiet around here lately. That is about to change. 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty cool year for us and we just wanted to tell you a bit of what’s going on. This year is actually the 20th anniversary of our 2nd album, Scenery & Fish. That album did some pretty damn good things for us and took us around the world. It went triple platinum here in Canada, with four singles released from it. That shit just doesn’t happen anymore. So… we thought we’d celebrate a little. We’re hitting the road with S+F 20 Celebrating 20 years of Scenery & Fish. We’re going to play the whole album front to back as well as a bunch of other stuff to round the night out. A nice long evening with your pals, The Mothers. We have other announcements to come that fall under the S & F umbrella so please stay tuned…We’ve been busy. Anywhoo, here are the first couple of shows announced, more to come. Yell if you want us. Friday April 22, O’Brian’s Event Centre, Saskatoon. Saturday April 23, Casino Regina, Regina”

Nickelback” start work on new album.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-start-new-album-admit-no-kanye-west/

Yes, I know it’s the “in” thing to hate “Nickelback”, what’s the point though? How about just don’t listen to them. I’m not a fan either. I like “Foo Fighters”, “Big Wreck”, “Alter Bridge”, “Tool”, etc. There’s likely at least 5 haters for every fan of these bands.

10 years” are back. I didn’t even know they were gone, I’ve never heard of them?

http://loudwire.com/10-years-from-birth-to-burial-exclusive-video-premiere/

Ben of “Breaking Benjamin” covers “Korn”

http://loudwire.com/ben-burnley-korn-cover-breaking-benjamin-european-tour/

Top 10 important rock albums. I don’t necessarily listen to all of these, but I’d have to agree with this list. You could easily add more. The BIG ones for me are Nirvana, Radiohead, & Led Zeppelin! Just the “Physical Graffiti album from Led Zeppelin. Why aren’t the Rolling Stones on here?

I always get these 2 songs messed up. Just because they both have “rain” in the title. No Slayer’s not one of them.

Top Gun sequel is being discussed.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-top-gun-producer-says-he-and-tom-cruise-are-discu/398117?utm_campaign=nme-daily-27th-jan-27-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Join “Pearl Jam” helping Flint, Michigan

https://www.crowdrise.com/pearljam

Here they are, tour dates for Iggy Pop & Josh Homme

“03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex”

Is “Black Sabbath” really done?

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-geezer-butler-nothing-stopping-new-album/

According to the “Alter Bridge” Facebook page, they have 3 songs written for their 5th album!

New “Dream Theater” release on Friday!

Double album, 34 songs in total $18.99 on iTunes.

Are you ready for 2016’s comic book movies?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/whos-next-a-preview-of-comic-book-movies-in-2016/

AH HA! So it’s because of Steven Tyler, that Guns n’ Roses are reuniting!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steven-tyler-helped-convince-axl-rose-to-reunite-guns-n-roses-20160126

I’m not American, & the musicians do nothing for me.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/vampire-weekend-killer-mike-to-perform-at-bernie-sanders-rally/

“Undateable” + “Backstreet Boys” = HILARITY!!!

Article with Randy Blythe vocalist for Lamb of God

http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/6858281/lamb-of-god-brings-groove-guts-and-thrash-glory-to-hammerstein-ballroom

“Deftones” have a teaser for their next album

http://loudwire.com/deftones-first-teaser-gore-album/

Bono remembers David Bowie

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/bono-remembers-david-bowie-he-is-my-idea-of-a-rock-star-20160127

However you’re getting this, please pass it along?

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

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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

POINTS FOR PRETTY?

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the new album “Dystopia”

I woke up, layed in bed for longer than I’d like & listened to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

I worked out to “A Perfect Circle” the album “Mer de Noms”

When I was younger I watched figure skating. Mens figure skating, almost always Kurt Browning & Elvis Stojko. At the end of their routine they’re judged by 5 or 6 judges for the technical aspect & then the artistic aspect. Technical aspect sure, did they do the right things at the right time, was each jump accurate, did they fall, etc.? That’s fine, maybe stop at that point. Nope??!! Artistic judgment? Here’s the points for pretty part. Were the costumes good, did the skating have a nice flo to it, etc. Right there 6 people are judging them based on personal perspective………WHY? I’m not a fan of rap or country music……..WHY? Personal perspective, a subjective matter. There’s even metal groups I wont touch because it’s just not what I want to hear. Even when I put my iPod on at night I’ll go through 3 or 4 artists/albums to find what I want to hear at the moment, it’s not “Slayer” or “Lamb of God” 24 hours a day? Maybe it’s “Jack Johnson”, “Ben Harper”, “Harry Connick jr.”, “Nat King Cole, “Elvis Costello”, etc. So why is main stream music shoved down everyone’s throat? It’s not, maybe you’re looking in the wrong place? A TON of the music I like isn’t mainstream & likely won’t get any airtime on AM or FM radio. I look elsewhere!

Geezer Butler (bassist for Black Sabbath) reveals deal offered to drummer Bill Ward.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-geezer-butler-bill-ward-turned-down-final-show/

Dave Mustaine aka Megadave aka frontman of Megadeth receives custom guitar “Holy Grail” LANGUAGE!!!!

Lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett (Metallica) pays tribute to David Bowie.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-tribute-david-bowie/

Since I got this from the “Trivium” facebook page, my preferred “Trivium” song is below.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ug_news/top_21_most_epic_metal_songs_of_all_time.html?no_takeover

Off of their 2nd album the first album James & I had heard about them released in 2006. Same year the album “10,000 Days” by Tool was released. Since then “Trivium” have released 5 albums. After a decade, “Tool” can’t release anything but a FANTASTIC/AMAZING album. Which isn’t really difficult for them according to their loyal fan base.

Arcade Fire” 2016 tour dates

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/arcade-fire-live-2016/

Wendy Dio pays tribute to recently deceased bass player Jimmy Bain, last living member of Ronnie James Dio’s group “Dio”

http://loudwire.com/wendy-dio-tribute-late-dio-last-in-line-bassist-jimmy-bain/

Panic! At The Disco” on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-panic-at-the-discos-frenetic-victorious-performance-on-kimmel-20160126

Rolling Stone has a podcast called “Music Now”. It’s free like most podcasts, sort of a talk radio thing.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rolling-stone-music-now/id1078431985

Rick Mercer Report rant

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mercer-report-rant-energy-east-denis-coderre-1.3419646

I watch the news on occasion. When I do I learn that 8 people died & reporters are usually reporting that someone is angry at so & so for doing or not doing this? I don’t want to hear it. Did you vote for whoever you’re complaining about? If you did it’s partially your fault. You don’t like it, you do it! For that reason I don’t pay much attention to the news or vote.

Vince Neil (Motley Crue) signs on for “Celebrity Apprentice”. I smell an “Epic or Fail” video on ellen

http://loudwire.com/vince-neil-the-celebrity-apprentice/

Opeth shared it……

I really just don’t feel I need to be in here all day. I’m tired, I think the couch needs me?

However you’re getting this, please pass it along?

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

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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I WILL MISS THE ROCK IT OUT BLOG UNTIL IT’S RETOOLED & BACK IN ACTION

Today’s exercise was brought to you by “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I fell asleep to “Smashing Pumpkins” the album “Gish”. Listened to the entire “Megadeth” album but it didn’t do the trick. Same deal with the majority of the latest release by “Iron Maiden”

I really enjoyed the Rock It Out Blog. Sami & his team turned me onto “Chromeo”. I wouldn’t even know they existed without hearing about on his blog. I’ve never heard of them since, but I heard them on that blog & it kind of woke me up to different music that’s out there. I didn’t agree with everything on the Rock It Out Blog, but it gave me a well needed update. “Hey there’s a TON of other stuff out there & there’s no harm in taking a peek at what’s out there”. Worst thing that could happen, I take 5 minutes to see if I like something I’d never heard of before. I don’t necessarily like the 3 previous “Chromeo” albums but the album “White Women” was the most sugary pop album I had ever heard, & I really like it! Consequence of Sound is still there with daily updates & this is just a hiatus for Sami, he’ll be back.

Black Sabbath” in the news

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-four-the-end-compilation-songs-online/

Music charts are laughable! More people listened to this rather than that. Good for whoever is involved with the album………………as for fans, they’ll listen to what they like.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-panic-at-the-disco-nab-first-number-one-20160124#ixzz3yCO95CmV

Here’s the current number 1 on Billboard.

Rightfully so Dave Mustaine! I’d be terribly excited & happy after releasing a well received album!

http://bravewords.com/features/megadeths-dave-mustaine-im-so-excited-with-whats-going-on-with-my-career-right-now

Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver”

Kanye West reveals track list for his new album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-reveals-swish-track-list-20160125

Bruce Springsteen offers a free download of his Chicago show. Link inside to download the concert.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bruce-springsteen-offers-free-download-of-chicago-river-gig-20160125

Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, plots world tour. Do not wake up in the middle of the night & sing “That’s where we want to go” & instantly fall back asleep. Your significant other will look at you oddly & ask if you remember doing that at 3:00 am! I speak from experience, Kim must have thought I was more than a little loopy?!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-wilson-plots-world-tour-final-pet-sounds-performances-20160125

I can also tell you this. If you have access to www.youtube.com do not search for “Making a Murderer”?! Your computron might blow up or the interweb might die!!!!!!

Yes, I know he’s not a farmer or a scientist.

http://www.wsj.com/video/bill-gates-gmos-will-end-starvation-in-africa/3085A8D1-BB58-4CAA-9394-E567033434A4.html

This is what happened to “Alice in Chains” 22 years ago

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-jar-of-flies-anniversary/

5 Friends actors and 5 The Big Bang Theory actors. Not a complete Friends reunion but a tribute to the director!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-one-where-the-friends-cast-met-the-big-theory-cast?utm_campaign=nme-daily-25th-jan-25-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

Anthrax” talk about touring with “Motorhead”

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-tour-motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-stories/

I’m gonna say it right now. Kim & I just rented “Straight Outta Compton”. The only movie I’ve heard about, which is (I think) nominated for an Oscar is “The Martian”. Did you see “Armageddon”? Did you see “Gravity”? Both seemed VERY similar to me, the story line at least. Somebody is left alone in space. I like Sandra Bullock & Matt Damon, “Good Will Hunting” instantly became one of my favourite movies. I don’t really need/want to see “The Martian”, it sounds like the same story line again. Somebody’s left alone in space. I’ve heard about “The Revenant” too, I think it was released too late for the Oscars? Why was “Straight Outta Compton” left out? Because it’s subjective & the Academy are the only people that get to vote. I’m with the guy on “Weekend Update” on SNL, choose movies that people have heard of, & have scene. I don’t need to hear about the artsy fartsy stuff nobody’s heard of!

Nevermen” group with Mike Patton of “Faith No More”

http://diffuser.fm/nevermen-mike-patton-tv-on-the-radios-tunde-adebimpe-doseone-share-hate-on/

10 Best hard rock albums of ’96

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1996/

Mine’s not on that list, since it’s a Canadian group! “I Mother Earth” released the album “Scenery & Fish” that year

This album still holds up for me. I do prefer Brian Byrne as the singer on the 3rd & 4th album though!

Robb Flynn of “Machine Head” does a tribute to late Eagles member Glenn Frey.

http://loudwire.com/machine-head-robb-flynn-tribute-eagles-glenn-frey/

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith with Stephen Colbert.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-steven-tyler-teach-stephen-colbert-microphone-stand-technique-20160123#ixzz3y4pQUpFu

Yes, because we need more reality TV about celebrities?

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-reality-show-daughter-electra-country-megadeth-cover/

Pearl Jam” donate $300,000 to Flint, Michigan

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/pearl-jam-donate-300000-to-city-of-flint-michigan-amid-water-crisis/

Glad I’m not the only one on this side of the fence!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/academy-promises-historic-changes-to-diversify-membership-20160123#ixzz3y648dECD

Guitarist Mark Morton (Lamb of God) flips things around with a different group of musicians. “Lamb of God” have NOT separated. This is a side project.

https://soundcloud.com/user-952785336/snowbound

John Petrucci of “Dream Theater” reveals 2016 signature guitars.

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-john-petrucci-2016-signature-guitar-namm/

It could be true? We’ll see come 2017.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/david-bowie-prepared-a-number-of-records-to-be-released-posthumously/

Dave Mustaine article about his new “Megadeth” album & more. I bought it & it’s addicting at the moment!

http://radio.com/2016/01/22/megadeths-new-album-is-dave-mustaines-state-of-the-world-address/

22 year old Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, emotional speech!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/gotta-see-it-stroman-tearful-during-emotional-awards-speech/

Top 10 songs about rock cities

http://loudwire.com/top-songs-about-rock-cities/

Track by track guide to the new Megadeth album. I really like this album!!!!!!

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2016-01-22/a-track-by-track-guide-to-megadeth-dystopia

Looks as though “Chevelle” is either done writing or recording their new album?!!! Straight from their Facebook page.

“We have been busy! Wonder What’s Next?”

Quiet weekend here. Movies, ordered Chinese food (I think it’s the first time ever that Kim has ordered it? It only happens when my parents are around. She hates it), laundry, cleaning. I just got up & went straight to dishwasher emptied & made a fruit/vegetable smoothie, takes a while to wash & cut everything. But, no waste like when you’re actually using a juicer!

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“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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres