WEEKEND UPDATE/GREAT BIG SEA

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Music throughout the weekend. “Halestorm”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Tool”, “The Struts”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The second I posted Friday’s blog I went to www.youtube.com & there was already a review of the “Halestorm” album “Vicious”.  The album was released at midnight Thursday night.  WOW, I wait before I judge an album, I like to listen to it a few times & digest it.  That review should be a reaction video!

Here is utter ignorance at its best.  You realize they’re not just denying service to the #LGBTQ community!  I assume the rest of us that support the #LGBTQ community would boycott this establishment as well.  From what I know there is no location in Regina.  If I were to pass by one on a trip I might go in, buy a small meal, finish it, thank them & as I’m on my way out I’d shout “I’M GOING TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MANAGEMENT!  YOU JUST SERVED A GAY PERSON!”  Or I’ll just pass by & avoid a heart attack.  What if the employees have no gaydar?

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/25/chick-fil-a-toronto-canada_a_23489485/

“No, they sound too much like Led Zeppelin” – internet.  OK, if you don’t like Led Zeppelin that’s fine.  If you do like Led Zeppelin, why are you complaining?  Robert Plant, singer of Led Zeppelin, thinks they’re great.  If he doesn’t have a problem with them, why do Led Zeppelin fans?

I love Big Wreck but this sounds much like a specific Led Zeppelin song, other than a general sound.  Ian Thornley even admits that this song was heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin.

Friday was quite/tame here.  We stayed up too late, Kim hit the hay at midnight, while I stayed up to watch ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.  Kim was grabbing some groceries & taking photos during most of the Blue Jay game, so I watched that since she really doesn’t care for baseball.

Saturday I watched more shark week & went to the Rider game that night.  Kim & Brewster were out & about while I was at the game.

Dear Saskatchewan Roughriders,

Sincerely,

Me.

 

Today is get ready for the week ahead.  Make a vegetable juice, hard boil some eggs, bake some fish, & try to be positive about cardio for 5 straight days as well as other possible workouts.  Kim will get a few groceries, & finish up the little bit of laundry left to do, then a nice long weekend to look forward to!

 

GREAT BIG SEA

4 guys from Newfoundland, Canada.  I think I saw them twice in Regina at ‘The Conexus Arts Center’.  I only own their first 2 albums, on CD.  I bought them in my teen years, the ‘90s.  One in 1996 & the other in 1997.  They released 10 studio albums & I believe band member, Alan Doyle, is currently a solo artist?  They’re known for being from Newfoundland & doing some traditional Newfoundland music.  I grew out of them when I discovered ‘grunge’ about 8-10 years after it exploded.

I must say that on the odd occasion that I do listen to them I like it.  It’s something completely different than my usual rock & metal music.

 

1996   UP

 

1997   PLAY

When these were released, I was still cautiously dipping my toe into heavier music.  I know I wasn’t into metal at the time.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CHROMEO

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I fell asleep to “The Struts” the album “Everybody Wants”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

 

Monday we had an appointment to check out my wheelchair options.  I get $1000 for life on a wheelchair & likely going to cost $6500, were in debt already might as well go deeper.  4 day weekly exercise total; 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 200 crunches, 300 tricep pushups, 80 back flexes, 240 squats.  Remember I’m alternating days.  I do 3 exercises one day, then the other 3 the next day.

 

My back & arm exercises take much more time than my abs & leg exercises.  I like not having to exercise for 2 or 2.5 hours.  I hope this is beneficial in the end.

I’m still not sure which wheelchair I’ll be getting?  I hope to have one ordered between 12:00 – 1:00 on Kim’s lunch break.  Kim was emailing with someone at the place they manufacture the lighter one & was told they could make it with the one change I’d like.  If the salesman in town can get a hold of someone there, I’ll get the 12 pound chair.  If not it will be the 22 pound chair.  So I’ll find out later today.  For me, it wouldn’t really make much of a difference.  The lighter wheelchair will be easier on other people’s back lifting it into a vehicle.  For me both chairs are MUCH easier to move around in, they seem to glide easier with little effort if that makes sense.  The issue is the foot rest.  I use my feet a lot in the house, but if were out shopping or something my legs get tired from lifting my feet off the ground.  I’d like to have that option in the lighter chair.  It normally comes with the foot rest as a structural need, but they do make a chair where the foot rest can be lifted to the side & out of my way.  I would like that option!

I talked with Kim & it looks like next week will be 5 days of cardio.  I find no joy in practicing walking with my walker, but it’s a necessary evil I guess.  BOOOOO!!!!

 

CHROMEO

2 guys out of Québec, Canada.  They have released 6 albums since their debut in 2004.  This pop music HIGH on the sugar side.  I bought their last 2 albums of the 6 available.  The earlier albums just didn’t sit well with me.  No I’m not all metal & rock.  I think it was Alice Cooper that said something to this effect “I can’t have someone yelling at me all of the time!”  I’m rather passionate about all of my music but even I need a break from someone yelling at me all of the time.  Chromeo is the complete opposite of heavy music….

 

2014      WHITE WOMEN

 

2018    HEAD OVER HEELS

 

The new “Halestorm” album “Vicious” is out today!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Next Friday, “Into Eternity” album “The Sirens” will be out on www.bandcamp.com for $15 or email them intoeternityCD@gmail.com if you’d like an actual CD for $20 + shipping.  This is an independent release, all proceeds go directly to the band.

 

I don’t like bashing any band, however when I saw this band playing at half-time in Hamilton, initially the lead singer looked as though she had better things to do aka she seemed very distant from the situation.  I’ve watched it a few times & it debunks my initial reaction a bit, but not enough.  As for the music, I’m good with it, but it’s probably not something I’d listen to multiple times.

 

After listening to the new Metallica album & reading many reviews, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is a gateway album to the rest of their catalogue!  It’s really good!

 

 

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WHEELCHAIR/SMASHING PUMPKINS

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Muse” the live album in Wembley Stadium “H.a.a.r.p.”

 

This is what happens here when you get up on time, before 7:00 am.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 I was discharged from the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I had 1 or 2 therapy sessions in the morning & was discharged after a meeting at noon.

I didn’t exercise on Monday.  Kim had the day off from work & we had an appointment.  I was being measured for a lighter wheelchair.  We haven’t decided which of the 2 different chairs I’ll get.  I get one to try for a few days, then the other to try.  I’m measured for either one to be ordered.  It is going to be a 22 pound chair or a 12 pound chair.  My current wheelchair is 40 pounds.  I just have to choose which one is more comfortable, so it won’t ruin Kim’s back lifting it into the vehicle.

There was a mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday or Monday, I can’t remember.  Everyone is on social media sending out their thoughts & prayers.  That’s great, keep sending out thoughts & prayers, really, keep doing that.  Unfortunately that’s a reaction to a bad situation.  Why not be proactive instead of being reactive?  Semi-automatic, automatic, & pistols should all be banned from every store.  Do you need more than a hunting rifle that gives you one bullet at a time?  I wouldn’t think so?  “A gun in the hands of a good person is better than a gun in the hands of a bad person”.  Think about that argument for a bit.

Now, if a bad person can’t get a gun legally, why does a good person need a gun?  Guns in North America should be banned, with the exception of hunting rifles & any guns for police officers or a branch of the military.

All of these mass shootings have happened & they all effect multiple people.  What happened to resolve future problems after each shooting?  NOTHING!  I’ll give credit where it’s due.  When the shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred the President said something I agree with ‘Let’s take the guns & deal with the backlash afterwards’ roughly, I’m paraphrasing.  Donald Trump is, surprisingly, the only politician I can think of that said that publically.  The USA has a big problem with gun violence & Canada also has a problem.  Politicians need to stop sending out thoughts & prayers, & do their job to keep the public safe.

We shouldn’t have to live in a society like this.  Nobody should have to decide if they should wear full on S.W.A.T. gear or just a bullet proof vest when they leave the house.

 

SMASHING PUMPKINS

I have 8 of their albums not including their “Deluxe” reissues or greatest hits.  I have 2 on CD, the rest are either borrowed or purchased from iTunes.  I wasn’t really a big fan of them when they first came out when I was in high school in the ‘90s.  They were on the radio & on Much Music.  I figured “Hey that’s not bad to hear on the radio!”  I certainly didn’t dislike them, I just didn’t feel compelled to rush out & buy a CD.  My brother bought me their greatest hits album for Christmas one year, which made me pay more attention to them but not enough to purchase more than 1 other album.  It wasn’t until after I finished my time in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that I was really hooked & wanted more.  Here are the highlights for me….

 

1991    GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS (A double album)

 

1998      ADORE

 

2000    MACHINA – THE MACHINES OF GOD

 

2007     ZEITGIEST

 

2014    MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SOLARA (single)

The greatest hits was released in 2001.  I don’t listen to them often, good music to listen to while doing stuff around the house when the wife isn’t home.

 

Hahahaha!  Oh, Jimmy Kimmel!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-prank-stoners-with-incredible-edible-placebo-candy-702867/

 

Joe Walsh (Eagles) with Foo Fighters live playing “Rocky Mountain Way”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-joe-walsh-rocky-mountain-way-fenway-park/

 

September 7th can’t come fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, you won’t like them “They sound too much like Led Zeppelin”

 

35 years ago today, Metallica released their debut album “Kill ’em All”

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/LIVE

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Music throughout the weekend.

“Dead Sara”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Foo Fighters”, “Paramore”

 

Friday evening ended with us renting “I Feel Pretty” from iTunes.  Then I watched the Toronto Blue Jays game, they won, against the 2nd worse team in all of baseball, despite trying to lose the game.  How do they blow a 7-2 game and go into extra innings with the game tied at 7-7?  Trade deadline is July 31st.  I hope they ‘drain the swamp’!

We went for a drive for Kim to find some places to take photographs.  She forgot her tri-pod & we left too late.  Very late supper Saturday night, like 10:00 pm late.

Very lazy Sunday.  Just got back from a drive for Kim to take a few more photographs for her class aka she had homework to do.

 

LIVE

I own 8 albums, 7 on CD.  2 albums in total of the 8 albums I own do not show up on iTunes at all?  I’d like to focus on their masterpiece & 2nd album “Throwing Copper”

This is what I have for albums by “Live” in order of release beginning in 1991 with “Mental Jewelry”, 1994 “Throwing Copper”, 1997 “Secret Samadhi”, 1999 “The Distance to Here”, 2001 “V”, 2003 “Birds of Prey”, 2006 “Songs from Black Mountain”, & 2014 “The Turn”.  I only listen to the first 5 & the last album featuring a different singer.  Here’s the highlights for me from “Throwing Copper”….

 

The music industry is tanking so much that ‘In Flames’ have released a brand of Gin & now a truck!

 

Was it really so popular that we need a reboot?  I watched a few (4?) episodes as a teen but I was never a devoted fan.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-tv-reboot-in-the-works-702313/

 

I might have to check out this album.  I never, ever thought ‘System of a Down’ were going to release another album & I don’t think they will.

http://loudwire.com/scars-on-broadways-dictator-has-shades-of-system-of-a-down/

 

‘Into Eternity’ new album to be released on August 3rd on www.Bandcamp.com for digital copy or I believe there is a link to order a physical copy?

 

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Aquaman trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sweet!!!!!  In theaters November 21st

I’m a fan of the many ‘Robin Hood’ movies.  ‘Prince of Thieves’, the Disney Cartoon, & ‘Men in Tights’.  The Russel Crowe movie didn’t do much for me.

 

I guess the song “Lateralus” by Tool just happened originally to match the Fibonacci sequence by chance.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALICE IN CHAINS

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I fell asleep to “Slayer” the album “Show no Mercy” followed by “The Watchmen” the album “Silent Radar”

I exercised to “Pearl Jam” the album “Vitalogy”

 

Weekly exercise total; 320 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 270 tricep pushups, 80 back flexes, 300 squats.

Tuesday I did my pushups in sets of 30 & only made it to 120, Thursday I did sets of 25 & made it to 200.  Thursday I felt like I could do an extra set of my tricep pushups, so I did & hit 150 instead of the 120 I did on Tuesday.

 

Yes, I try to eat healthier, but I know I don’t eat healthy all of the time.  Weekends I know I’ll likely consume alcohol.  Long road trips I’ll probably have something full of sugar.  Football games we can take in unopened bottles of water only.  If the game is around supper time, I’ll have a burger & a pop.  If not a popcorn & a pop.  Special occasions, I’ll have what’s being served.

During the week it’s always the same thing for breakfast & lunch.  Breakfast is always a hardboiled egg, water, vegetable juice & a piece of fruit.  I usually have a black coffee after I shower.  Lunch is usually fish with lemon juice on it or a deli turkey wrap & water.  A snack in the afternoon is, rice thins & hummus, raw vegetables (no dip), an unhealthy bowl of cereal (multi-grain Cheerios, Honey-nut Cheerios, etc.) with skim milk or some yogurt.

Throughout the course of a day I drink roughly 1 gallon of water or 4 liters of water.  Then I pee a TON during the day & a few times in the middle of the night.  You’ve likely never seen a guy get into a wheelchair in record time.  If I have to pee, look out & get out of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All food in moderation.  Most diets are not maintainable.  I wouldn’t go on a specific diet, but that’s just me.  I know I’ll run into stuff that don’t fit in a specific diet.  I’m not going to say “No thanks” at something I’d like.  I just control the amount of it that goes into my body.

 

ALICE IN CHAINS

This is one of the forgotten ‘grunge’ bands.  They were immediately thrown into the metal category.  If any ‘grunge’ were to be lumped in with metal groups, I personally would put Soundgarden in.  Who really cares what a band or artist is labeled as?  Do you like them or not?  I think that’s the only thing that should matter.  I quite like this group, only the stuff singer, Layne Staley, did with them.  Layne Staley overdosed on heroin.  It seems like most ‘grunge’ musicians loved that stuff, but couldn’t see that it could kill them or learn from what happened to the previous individual they knew.  This group has a ton of albums they released with Layne.  I’ll give you one song from each album or EP.

 

1990    FACELIFT

 

1992    DIRT

 

1992   SAP EP

 

1994   JAR OF FLIES

 

1995    ALICE IN CHAINS

That may not seem like a TON of albums but I have the 3 CD boxset, Greatest Hits, a live show, & MTV unplugged, & the newer albums that just don’t sound like ‘Alice in Chains’

I had to share this since ‘In Flames’ a Swedish group just covered it on a 4 song EP

 

Big Wreck covered Rush

 

“Oh my goodness there’s a band that sounds just like Led Zeppelin!”  Relax, no one is going to die or be harmed in anyway.  I like their music & I agree they do sound like Led Zeppelin.  Guess what?  I like Led Zeppelin too.  Dear internet, the more you complain about them sounding too much like Led Zeppelin, the more attention they get.  CHILL OUT!

 

Can you believe anyone had an issue with Marilyn Manson?  (Lil’ bit of sarcasm)

 

November 2nd, I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

New TLC show I can watch with Kim & not yell at the TV………………so far.

 

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ & ‘A Long Way Gone’ are my 2 favourite novels.  I read ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ for English class in 1998 for English class! ‘A Long Way Gone’ I read in Boston when Kim went there for a week of training.

The entire reason I signed in to www.youtube.com I wanted to see this guy drain a swollen spider bite full of puss & blood!  That was gross, he just kept pulling a string of puss out of his neck for 3:00 minutes.

 

New song & video by Muse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New album in November!!!!!

 

Sign language interpreter at a Lamb of God concert.  News story, very little Lamb of God.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/sign-language-interpreter-slays-heavy-metal-concert/story?id=56646939

 

I was playing the Chamber Choir I was in during high school, on my iTunes.  It would play one song & after each song I played, it wanted to play “Slayer’s” album “Seasons in the Abyss”.  Not what I was looking for at the time Apple.  My brother knew how to convert the cassette to an iTunes file.

 

New “Halestorm” song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album Friday, July 27th.

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CHANGING THINGS UP/BLUE RODEO

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” the EP “Temporary Things Taking up Space”

I exercised to “Chromeo” new album “Head Over Heels”

 

A nice break this week from baseball.  The All-Star Game & Home run challenge are this week & I’m not 12 years old anymore aka I have no desire to watch any of it.

Question for non-baseball fans.  Baseball games are usually around 3 hours long, if they were 10 minutes shorter, would you then consider watching a game?  I wouldn’t but the league is coming up with new rules to speed up the pace of the game.  I’m pretty sure that won’t increase any fan base?

Anyways, I’ve changed my workout routine to abs & legs one day, then arms & back the next day.  3 exercises each day but all different muscle groups.  Less stress on my body in one day, hopefully less is more in this case?  It’s recommended by many.  If it works great!  If it doesn’t, then it’s back to the old routine, 6 exercises a day.

I don’t know how I got to 240 pushups a day?  I can only manage 120 right now.  I might revert to 100 & build up from there, next week?

 

BLUE RODEO

I love ‘em!  Great mix of country & rock.  I only have their “Greatest Hits”.  I had one other on CD that is long gone for some reason?  I don’t know a lot about them.  I know Chris Messer is or was a big fan.  Kim & I saw them once in Regina!  Great show, I’m just not a HUGE fan.  I believe the group is made up of 5 guys based in Toronto, Ontario.  I’m not really a country fan, but this group works fine for me….

I heard Chris Messer sing/play the song “Try” & asked myself “When did Jim Cuddy get here?”  Spot on and FANTASTIC!

 

OH, google!  Hahahahaha!

 

Greta Van Fleet’s new song from their upcoming album.

 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  New ‘In Flames’ album being recorded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.loudersound.com/features/in-the-studio-with-in-flames-as-they-work-on-their-new-album

 

Last night I watched “Kingsman: The Secret Service”.  Always a good laugh!

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/TREMONTI

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Music throughout the weekend.

 

Quiet & uneventful weekend.  Kim was cleaning like crazy.  “Will you eat this?  It expires today” she asks me as she’s cleaning the fridge.  Of course I say “Yeah, sure!”  Mmmm, chocolate milk & vegetables, they don’t really go well together.

Friday night I watched the baseball game, then ‘Friends’ on Netflix until midnight.  Got up shortly after 9:00 am & watched more baseball.

Kim & I went out for a drive in the evening, she needed photos for her photography class.  Drove around the city & couldn’t find a place to photograph what she needed.  Came home, had supper & watched “The Secret Life of Pets”, even funnier with rum & coke in you!

Thought I would have more exciting news, but plans changed.  I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

 

TREMONTI

Yes, Mark Tremonti former guitarist of “Creed” & current lead guitarist of “Alter Bridge”.  “Tremonti” is his side/solo project.  He classifies his solo project as metal, I find it to be a different form of hard rock, much like Alter Bridge.  Both would be in the same genres, but I really don’t see a genres either group would easily fit into.  Usually what happens with Alter Bridge is that singer, Myles Kennedy, will take off to sing live/record for Slash, Mark Tremonti will do an album & tour with his solo group, where he is the lead singer also.  So far Alter Bridge has released 5 studio albums & a few live albums.  Tremonti has released 4 studio albums to date.

2012    ALL I WAS

 

2015    CAUTERIZE

 

 

2016    DUST

 

 

2018   A DYING MACHINE

 

 

Alter Bridge with Symphony Orchestra in England!!!!

I’m so excited about this DVD/Blu-ray.  Available on September 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Smashing Pumpkins cover Led Zeppelin & David Bowie on tour

http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-tour-opener-greatest-hits-led-zeppelin-david-bowie-covers/

 

More System of a Down news.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-john-dolmayan-all-of-us-to-blame-new-album/

 

What the Heck was that??????  Unfortunately Metallica didn’t improve the Macarena.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-macarena-mash-up/

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FOOTBALL STADIUM MUSIC

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Rated R: DELUXE EDITION” I bought the deluxe version yesterday.  This was followed by their album “…Like Clockwork”

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Weekly exercise total; 360 pushups, 1000 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 600 tricep pushups, 200 back flexes, 500 squats.

 

11 days off were nice but my goodness my abs are OUTRAGEOUSLY sore, especially when I do my pushups?  I’m going to have to build up to 240 pushups.  120 is my limit right now.  I figured I try this every 48 hours thing on the pushups first to see if it helps.  My legs & abs are what I need to focus on more.  Wish I could revert to 1,500 crunches a day but that aggravated my back quite a bit.

I think this every other day thing might work?  I think next week I’ll do squats, leg lifts, & crunches on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.  On Tuesday & Thursday I’ll do my pushups, tricep pushups & back flexes?  I’ll see what happens?

Well I hear that March of next year the iTunes store & CDs will be weaned out as an option for purchasing music, we’ll see what happens.  I still have a working 160 gb classic iPod (iPod classic can’t be used with Apple Music).  After many minor meltdowns, I still don’t know what I’ll do?  I’ll see what happens if it comes to that point & cross that bridge when I get there.  I’ve spoken with quite a few of Apple support workers & they claim to know nothing about this.  I’ve also spoken to members of signed bands who have confirmed that the iTunes store & CDs will be obsolete in the near future.

I sincerely hope streaming music folk don’t lose their music if their streaming music site goes down!

 

MUSIC AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD

 

I am so happy I don’t see a breakdown of my season ticket for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  I know they can’t make everyone happy all of the time, I wish they would stop trying to do so.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but everybody else seems to be.  Just play country music at the games.  That will likely please 90% of the people there.  The “rock” music they play is really not worth the effort.  Country music & rap pump up music seems to please most people at the games.  I’m not there for the music, just the football game.  The one highlight for me, musically, on Thursday, July 5th was a bit of “Metallica”

Most of the 1980s rock & hair metal is not for me, most people at the games seem to tolerate it until they finish the commercial break or play country music.  “In the end” I’m not there for the music, just the game.

My bucket list…

“Muse”, “Alter Bridge”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Paramore”, “Dead Sara”, “Bruno Mars”, “Jack Johnson”, & “The Damned Things”.  There’s probably more but that’s just off of the top of my head.

 

There’s a dress code at Marilyn Manson concerts now?  I’ve never been a fan of his.  I guess you must have to “Praise” him at his concerts.  If I ever see him live, I’ll take a knee!

 

Muse live in theaters EVERYWHERE on Thursday, July 12th!  Unless you live in Saskatchewan.

 

I’m still judging “Live” from the “Throwing Copper” album.  This new song “Love Lounge” is quite good from the original 4 members!

 

I think “Steel Panther” missed a few memos?  A) No one needs an effect pedal called “P**** Melter” if you can do well without it & not use that word ever & especially with all of the other crap going on in the world.  B) The 1980s are over, you don’t need to dress up like you fit in with bands from the ‘80s!

http://loudwire.com/petition-launched-re-release-steel-panther-guitarist-pussy-melter-effects-pedal/

 

System of a Down done?

 

 

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

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CELL PHONES, NO RANTING/BUSH

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” the album “Pleasure to Meet You”

I exercised to “David Bowie” a “Greatest Hits” compilation

 

I’ve recently added beets & ginger to my vegetable juice in the morning.  I REALLY like it.  2.5 cups of water, 1 cup of orange juice, little tomatoes, spinach, celery, broccoli, ginger, a beet, & some ice cubes.  All in that order, & a carrot or 2 if it’s not filled completely.  I love our Vitamix!  No waste like our juicer.

How much did I NOT want Monday to come!  I’m trying out something different to see if it works.  Apparently your body needs 48 hours to recover from exercise to build strength & muscle.  I’m testing that theory this week just with my pushups every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  The rest of my exercises will remain daily unless I see marked improvement with my arms within 3 weeks.

I don’t get along well with technology.  No, I’m not going to rant about my dislike for cell phones.  I tried texting on my dad’s phone when we went to Calgary in the spring.  I have very thin fingers, there was no way I could text.  As thin as my fingers are, the keyboard for texting had very tiny letters/buttons.  I owned a flip phone for about a year to the point this cancer thing happened.

I love it when I’m watching a movie or TV show at home with a group of people who pipe up “WHO IS THAT?  WHAT SHOW WAS THAT PERSON IN?”  “Don’t look at me, you’re the ones with a computer in your pocket!”  www.google.com  uh www.imdb.com

If I wanted to know who it was, I’ll check it out after the show if I remember.  If I don’t remember, it must not have been a life or death situation.  At the end of the day it’s your decision to have a cell or not, or maybe you need one for work as some people are required to.  The one thing I don’t understand is why text someone after work hours?  It’s a cell PHONE, if you’re texting them, why not call them & actually talk to them?  Everybody seems to forget that it’s a phone?

 

BUSH

 

I’ve got 4 of their albums, 1 on CD.  I do have “Sea of Memories” from 2011.  I listen to that album on occasion.  Mostly I listen to their first album “Sixteen Stone” released in 1994.  I’m not an expert on them, I did play & sing 3 songs from that album with the first band I was in.  I wasn’t a HUGE fan, but I thought they were OK.  I think that first album aged well though.  One of those albums I can put on & not skip a song.  When it was first released, Canadians knew them as “Bush X” for a short time.  Apparently there’s a Canadian group named “Bush”.  Never heard of them?

The first song I learned to play & sing was “Comedown”, yes all 4 chords!  BAZINGA!

 

Alter Bridge will be releasing a live album &/or a live concert DVD/Blu-ray of a show in England with an orchestra?

 

I hope “MUSE” will also release the live concert movie in theaters July 12th everywhere but Saskatchewan?  If not, I hope they release it on Blu-ray or DVD.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Pink & James Corden.  Carpool Karaoke.  Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

 

I’m getting bored with “Walk off the Earth” releasing cover songs & not releasing an original full album.

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/THE TEA PARTY

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Music throughout the weekend.  New “Into Eternity” song from their upcoming album.  “Pentatonix”, “Into Eternity”, “Dead Sara”, “Foo Fighters”, “Matthew Good Band”, & “Queens of the Stone Age

 

All of the iTunes & streaming music stuff is true.  Streaming & vinyl will be the only options to get music next year.  This will likely anger musicians depending on the contract they’ve signed with their label.  Just because I think it’s utterly terrible, doesn’t mean you have to!  I just want the option to own my music.  “Here it is, cheap music……………&……………. now you can’t have it!”-Apple.  Can’t beat them join them.  BOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I plan on buying some vinyl but I will stream most of my music.  I really hope this will be a fast fading fad.  I can’t afford a ton of vinyl, 4 or 5 bands I’ll continue to purchase on vinyl, maybe more, but it will depend on finances & other stuff.

Stayed in Friday & watched the Toronto Blue Jays surprisingly beat the N.Y. Yankees!  WOW!!!!  Come July 31st they will “drain the swamp” you may not recognize many players if you follow the Blue Jays.  I think their current Short-Stop, Aledmys Diaz has earned his spot, whenever $20,000,000 Short-Stop Troy Tulowitzki (who has not played any baseball since July 7th, 2017 due to injury) should have to earn his spot on the roster.  If I had the cash I’d give him the $40,000,000 for the next 2 years left on his contract to NOT play with the Blue Jays.  He’s SO not the player he was in 2015 when they got him.

Saturday it was HOT outside.  We went to Sherry & James’ to hang out in their backyard & throw back a few wobbly pops.  Kim & I just couldn’t find a movie we were in the mood to watch.  I still had some of the Netflix TV series “Daredevil” to watch & then we just watched some of “Friends” on Netflix.  Pretty tame Saturday night after leftovers of Spaghetti & meat sauce.

Today should be fairly relaxing.  I made my vegetable juice already, we’ve got hardboiled eggs done too.  Little bit of laundry, maybe bake some fish & watch the final game of a 3 game series of the Yankees in Toronto.

 

THE TEA PARTY

 

I’ll tell you right away, I am not an expert when it comes to this Canadian band.  I’m a casual fan though.  This is one of the numerous Canadian bands from the ‘90s that has reunited in the last few years.  I think I’ve seen them twice, probably at a touring festival in Saskatoon & once for sure with the “Matthew Good Band” at the ‘Conexus Arts Center’ way back in the ‘90s or early 2000s.  I only own 5 of their albums on CD.  I purchased them long before iTunes or streaming sites were all the rage.  Apple has classified them as ‘Metal’ in my iTunes.  I would have to disagree with that statement.  Very talented band with a large influence from eastern music.

When I saw them live, there was a lot of me thinking to myself “What’s that instrument?  Or that instrument?  Now they’re switching to that instrument?”  I didn’t know the names or sounds of the instruments, but they all came together to form a familiar song.  I should also mention that they’re a trio.  Bass, drums, & guitar by the lead singer.

 

1995 EDGES OF TWILIGHT

 

1997 TRANSMISSION

 

1999 TRIPTYCH

 

2000 TANGENTS (GREATEST HITS)

‘Rolling Stones’ cover

 

2001 INTERZONE MANTRAS

 

 

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

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres