WEEKEND UPDATE/GREEN DAY

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Music from this weekend!  “Muse”, “Dead Sara”, “Lamb of God”, “The Devin Townsend Project”, & “I Mother Earth”.

 

I’m sure today is just us getting ready for the week.  Short week ahead.  You won’t get a post until Friday & I’ll post until the end of November, unless I feel the need to write something before the year is done.

Friday & Saturday, nothing, extremely boring.  I stayed up late to watch “Zero Dark Thirty” again, haven’t pulled that one out in a while!

Sunday was the home playoff game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Most importantly it was Canada’s Remembrance Day & America’s Veterans Day.  I hope you took a moment to honour all of the veterans for you & your country.  We’re all here because of what they’ve done & continue to do for us.

My great uncle Bob was here from Winnipeg to attend the game with dad & I.  Winnipeg won 23-18.  Now that they’ve beat the Riders, they must win it all.  I refuse to cheer for Calgary.  I’m pretty sure it’s only Calgarians that cheer for Calgary?  A game in Calgary looks like Christmas some red Stampeder jerseys among the many green Rider jerseys of people who have moved there for work.  I pretty much went to the game wearing enough layers to make it difficult to bend at any joint in my body.  3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of pants, 2 shirts with a hoodie & winter jacket, toque, & mittens.  Of course a moment of silence to honour the veterans past, present, & future.

We all met up at my parents place after for meatballs & rice.  The game started at 3:30 pm, odd start time probably for television?

 

2 days of lies from the president who shall not be named.

Pretty messed up world when the so called leader of the free world is a blatant liar & can’t keep track of his lies since there are SOOOOOOOOOOOO many, while taking freedom of speech (the 1st amendment) away from a reporter, who’s had his press pass to the White House taken away because the president couldn’t truthfully answer the question!

I always think, if the guy in the White House wants something done his way, he should do it himself & not bother having ANY staff at all.  He’s the president so he knows how to do everything, since he’s such “a stable genius”, but not qualified for anything in reality!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/katy-perry-donald-trump-california-wildfires-754522/?fbclid=IwAR2lm-2trgpr88RXBdjWg7gGMM-F2teSIVqQ8CbSLH5ajfk8tMr9l0KATY4

WOW!  “You have to treat the Presidency with respect” why?  Treat others as you want to treated.  Since when has this president ever treated anyone with an ounce of respect?

OK, I get it, republicans wanted a change from Obama’s leadership, but REALLY this is what you wanted?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  This makes me lose a little bit of faith in humanity every day, and I am a Canadian born, raised, & living in my home town.

 

New “A Perfect Circle” video!

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  R.I.P Stan Lee

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/stan-lee-creator-of-marvel-universe-dead-at-95-45259/?fbclid=IwAR224XfgDmlrhANPjbgY0Dev5yWp4ehe4LcLv0hI_D8DwFYby8FO_UEeQ7g

 

GREEN DAY

I’ve got “Kerplunk”, “Dookie”, “Insomniac”, “Nimrod”, “Warning”, “!Uno”, & “Revolution Radio”.  All of those albums & there are many other ones available.  Truth be told, I should have stopped at the album “Warning”.  The 2 albums I really like & will talk about are “Dookie” & “Nimrod”.  All that I recommend is everything from “Kerplunk” – “Warning”.

 

1994    DOOKIE

 

1997   NIMROD

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

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

 

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ CLASSIC ROCK BANDS FOR MY GENERATION

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5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 100 back flexes, 390 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

Tuesdays & Thursdays I do pushups & tricep lifts.  The other 3 “days of the week” are everything else.

I fell asleep to “Muse” the new album “Simulation Theory”.  I got it last night.

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

 

I woke up, got everything ready for my exercises, and then realized I really felt sick to my stomach.  It was 6:00 am.  I went back to bed to sleep some more.  I got up at 9:30 & felt much better.  Straight to my exercises, followed by some breakfast.  All is well!

After 5 days of not leaving the house or not having people here, I get bored.  I get cabin fever & not only want but NEED to get out of here!

My body is getting tired.  I’m looking forward to December.  I’ll do crunches, pushups, & squats.  From the 21st-26th, I will do nothing but relax.  On the 27th I’ll do the pushups, crunches, & squats until the end of the year.

I had my consultation with my surgeon regarding my back surgery.  Haven’t heard anything yet.  I’m supposed to have another MRI soon, on my back.  It feels fine & I assume nothing will be done, since the MRI will show nothing wrong at the moment?

I do usually end up watching WAY too much CNN though.  For me it’s like watching a terrible car accident.  If Kim is home, I don’t watch CNN.  “Why are you screaming at the TV?”  “Because this is RIDICULOUS!”

I turn it to our recorded “Ellen Degeneres” show from that day, usually the second she gets home.

 

New Muse is released today!!!!!!!!!  I’ve got 4 other ones (Into Eternity, hopefully at a home town show.  Chevelle, Opeth live & maybe Tenacious D) to purchase after Christmas I’m told.  We’re saving the cash for Christmas gifts.

 

A movie based on “Breaking Bad” that would be AWESOME!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/breaking-bad-vince-gilligan-breaking-bad-movie-752929/?fbclid=IwAR2f6bekWj4RJgHbmAG4-wIHyfYbCdieML84PxwGZ4lh2V1VBQoMy-2HuUM

 

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  New Alter Bridge is being written, & assembling in April!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-has-begun-writing-material-for-follow-up-to-the-last-hero/?fbclid=IwAR1uEqvpnrpQzkz9rWD40lCsNjTlcBBmUaevE0TFvoFZcfaMyP4zErAkA3c

 

In other news, a musician cut their hair.  WOW slow news day loudwire?????????

http://loudwire.com/coheed-and-cambria-frontman-claudio-sanchez-hair-haircut/?fbclid=IwAR0WFUxDYD-Sp-W4VlZ9y8fuPaFGKcJiABE9R8RCDrq0ZCUXe-dp62C3bV8

 

Just when you think he’s gone too far he does this….

 

At every wedding I attend, I request the song “Ace of Spades”.  It is never played despite my request?

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-ace-of-spades-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR0-On2ad0xHQamqw2KhbTQ-y7WND3F0pgyW8KqWvgEhFIN7ZLsPjzKZyCw

 

People really need to get over this!

 

America you’re doing it wrong!  Stop these ridiculous mass shootings (2nd amendment).  Activate the 25th amendment to get the president who shall not be named out of the White House!  Mr. Mueller get your investigation wrapped up ASAP or just let the Democrats punt him out the door!

I think the majority of gun owners are cowards.  You want a gun?  You can all have a single shot hunting rifle.  If the other person doesn’t have an automatic or semi-automatic weapon, why do you need one?  I’m running low on hopes & prayers.  Figure it out already!

Well I have a somewhat busy weekend ahead.  Saskatchewan Roughriders have a home playoff game on Sunday.  I’ll be there freezing my tushy off.  Kim’s not a fan of any type of football, last I heard she had some work to do for another company on the side?  As for Saturday, I’m not sure what’s happening?

 

CLASSIC ROCK BANDS FOR MY GENERATION

I don’t know how long this will be?  If it gets lengthy, I’ll have a part 3.  This will be older bands & current bands.  Reminder, this is music I have, some of it I couldn’t care less if I ever hear it again.

 

The Rolling Stones

 

Aerosmith

 

Black Sabbath

 

Guns n’ Roses

 

Nirvana

 

Soundgarden

 

Foo Fighters

 

Rush

 

Metallica

 

Beastie Boys

Likely a part 3 to this story.

So, MLB, Major League Baseball, wants to speed up the pace of play to attract a younger audience.  Great!  I’m all for it!  How will they attract a younger audience if younger people aren’t watching it already?  Isn’t the younger generation watching TV on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc?  How is the MLB going to advertise on these streaming sites?  People of many generations already know if they want to watch baseball or not.  If a game takes 3 hours or 2 ½ hours, how will that entice a younger fan base that’s already tuned out?

I don’t watch NFL football because it takes 4 hours for a game.  I don’t even like it when a CFL game goes into overtime.  How will the NFL market the game to me?  I’ve already tuned out.  Just because I see an advertisement doesn’t mean I’ll watch a game?

 

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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

WHAT CAUSES ME STRESS/DEAD SARA

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Ascendancy”

I exercised to “The Struts” the album “Young & Dangerous”

The Struts are getting a TON of playing time here as well!

 

Kim had a hair appointment after work on Monday.  Our vehicle wouldn’t start.  My dad took her to her appointment, picked her up after, boosted the vehicle, she took it in to the dealership Tuesday morning.  It’s a 2014 Santa Fe.  I think this is the first time we’ve had any problem with it?

She was going to come home between work & her hair appointment, but no go on that.  I was fine, made myself some soup.  I think that’s the first time I’ve used the stove top without Kim around.  I’ve used the oven many times on my own.

Streaming music stress’ me out WAY TOO MUCH.  I’ll be fine, I know.  Everybody’s using it & it has a place.  I would prefer the option to stream or download music.  Make an album of 10 or more songs $0 – $15 & the price decided by the musicians.

I don’t like that Apple Music & Spotify pay musicians a fraction of $0.01.  That doesn’t seem fair & if any streaming goes bankrupt, kiss your music from that site goodbye.

Where does it fit appropriately?  Do you have kid(s)?  Great, go for it!  A child won’t be listening to “Baby Beluga” forever.

My in-laws live in a small hamlet.  They have Wi-Fi but no internet.  They can stream anything but not download it.  If they want music, a streaming site is their only option.

We don’t have kids, so I use iTunes & Kim uses Apple Music.

We pay $27.99 a year for iTunes Match which means we can stream my downloads on Kim’s cell phone.  If iTunes goes down, I’ll use the old iPhone sitting in a drawer here.  The number won’t be activated, it will be used as an iPod only.  I can’t afford a record player or start a vinyl collection.

My iPod classic works fine for downloaded music.  Unfortunately it won’t work for streaming music.  I got it in late 2011 or early 2012.  Before I was out of the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.

The way I see it, Apple would be doomed either way in deleting either service.  Apple Music users would have to join another streaming site & those that use iTunes are hooped.

I can find multiple links confirming this & one link denying this.  There are bands already not putting their stuff on iTunes, just streaming sites?

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/04/06/apple-shutting-itunes-music-downloads/

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/03/30/fake-news-apple-isnt-killing-itunes-music-downloads

Please remember this only my opinion.  You’re always entitled to your own!

 

“…And Justice for All” why did, drummer Lars Ulrich, approve this terrible mix with no bass?

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

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-and-justice-for-all-production-about-balance/?fbclid=IwAR17OinVdSs35evLlFZyZY124HYrlN1Qd85mxkfligXNEFlnEexRqRyXoHI

Let’s play “Where’s Waldo?” but we’ll call it “Where’s the bass?”  Clearly Metallica’s not “All about that bass” at least not on this album.

 

I must see “Bohemian Rhapsody” soon!!!  I hope she has a cameo!!!  Hahaha!!!!

 

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!  Triumph the insult comic dog in Texas at the polls!

 

DEAD SARA   (I can’t stop listening to this group!!!!!!!!!!!)

I know I did a quick review of them, but not a thorough one.  They are based out of L.A., with 4 members.  They formed in 2003.  2 females & 2 males.  I believe the 2 guys are the rhythm section, drums & bass.  The lead singer, Emily Strong, also plays guitar.  Siouxie Medley is the other guitarist.

I was so glad I found out about this band.  When I went to iTunes it said others had also bought Nirvana & The Pretty Reckless.  Then they’d be right up my alley!  It’s hard for me to not listen to them.  They have 2 full length albums, a single which is a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”, & 2 EPs.

I’m guessing if they started their career during the ‘grunge’ explosion in the 1990s, they’d possibly be VERY popular?

 

2008   THE AIRPORT SESSIONS EP

 

2012   DEAD SARA

 

2013   HEART SHAPED BOX COVER/SINGLE

 

2015   PLEASURE TO MEET YOU

 

2018   TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE EP

 

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

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/JACK JOHNSON

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Music from this weekend!  “Dead Sara”, “Big Wreck”, “Foo Fighters”, more “Dead Sara”, “A Perfect Circle”, & “Nothing But Thieves”.

STRONG LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Friday was regularly quiet, that’s getting old, but everyone is tired on Fridays.  I get to cram 8 hours of energy in 1 – 1 ½ hours in the morning & plant myself on the couch until I feel like showering in the afternoon.  Most people have to spread their energy out over 8 hours or more. I get to use it all right away, then rest.  I’d like to do something on Friday night, but I understand why others don’t want to do anything.

Saturday was, wake up at 7:00 am, go back to bed & sleep until 11:00 am.  Kim went grocery shopping with her sister, I made my weekly vegetable juice & took care of some dirty dishes while she was out.

For supper, Kim picked up some steak to BBQ to go with the sweet potato fries.  So Kim, steak, beer, & football for a Saturday night, pretty sweet deal here!  B.C. lost to Calgary which means the Saskatchewan Roughriders have a home playoff game next weekend against arch rivals the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Whenever Winnipeg is in town, it’s always a fun game!

Today is hard boiling some eggs, baking some fish & such, getting ready for the week ahead.

 

Dream Theater, Big Wreck, In Flames, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Alter Bridge & Tool (which I’ll believe when I see it) have all started the writing &/or recording process for release’s next year!

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-announce-new-album-2019-tour-teaser-clip/?fbclid=IwAR2KEqzclA4GLGIlF8ZaLJCdUJh4yEgZUWDyy2PtrhTGN4GSTGI2jtrZG5k

 

You will NEVER hear this song by Tool live!  Rumor is Maynard James Keenan couldn’t speak for 3 weeks after recording the vocals?

 

JACK JOHNSON

7 studio albums in total.  I own 6 of them on CD.  He’s from Hawaii & does a lot of surfing.  He would film himself & his friends surfing.  I think he put his music on the videos & then started releasing his music to the masses?  Don’t quote me on that last comment.  The 3rd album has the song for our first dance at our wedding, we had a hard time finding a song we agreed on.  I seem to prefer his first album though?  Anyways, here are a few songs from his first album….

 

2001   BRUSHFIRE FAIRYTALES

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ COUNTING CROWS

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5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 300 back flexes, 360 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” both albums followed by the EP “Temporary Things Taking up Space”

I exercised to “Sandbox” the album “Bionic”

Yes, the singer is Bubbles from the Canadian TV show “Trailer Park Boys” the guy with the glasses

 

Monday was tough after 9 days off.  Oddly, it got much easier as the week progressed?  That was a pleasant surprise.  I could have just sat here & complained about a boring life, done nothing when I was released from my cancer rehabilitation.  Instead I chose to try & get myself as close to what I was before cancer.

Remember that whatever is going on in your life you almost always have a choice.  The path of least resistance was not for me.  “Yeah, let’s make it as difficult as possible” – idiot/me

After almost 5 ½ years, I’m finally seeing some muscle, not much but some.  After watching all of that www.youtube.com stuff on exercising, I can tell you it’s a flat out LIE!  If it was true, I’d have been quite muscular 4 or 5 years ago!  Watch a www.youtube.com video & try to replicate it, doesn’t work in my case!

 

Today is the day!!!!  “Bohemian Rhapsody” is in theaters today!!!!!  I don’t like joining a crowd.  I’ll see it next week or sometime shortly after that!

Mike Myers on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert regarding many topics including his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody”

 

Everybody knew ‘grunge’ had its moment but Marilyn Manson in its place now?  I’ve heard a few songs of his, they’re not what you might think they might sound like.  They were album tracks & they were mostly orchestral music.

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-marilyn-manson-replaced-grunge/?fbclid=IwAR1lZhR2fUfj_zqinKrjyO4nD6pPo7pZjMdzcTFuFcCnpL0nHP9a0fDYY5o

 

Dream Theater is releasing their 14th album in February!  Great, the 34 song double album “The Astonishing” was far from what I/fans expected & knew they could do better!

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-new-album-february-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1Ws8vdEK61BqiYIX-rIPEUhJlGkuAMrMTmBYBhEs52FV52vfH4iZFbJRA

 

I like “Slipknot”, I’ve got their albums.  I’ve never been anxious for any album of theirs to be released until now!

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

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-new-song-all-out-life/?fbclid=IwAR0gsaYd8Lk1zlyarkyMWe0fwkMZ1InIWp7SsZEWSkGGLz310Nok5WvuKSc

 

Ah yes, “I’m going to sue you because my husband took too many of the pills you prescribed him”.  I miss Chris Cornell & Soundgarden too, but the doctor didn’t shove the pills down his throat, or was he on tour with Soundgarden?

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-widow-vicky-sue-lawsuit-doctor-suicide/

 

Big Wreck’s Facebook status “New Big Wreck coming along nicely.”  SWEET!

 

COUNTING CROWS

I own 2 of their albums that I bought on CD in the 1990s.  I actually bought 5 studio albums & a double album of them live.  I’m good with only the first 2 studio albums though.  I really don’t know about this band so here’s what http://www.google.com tells me.  They formed in Berkley, California in 1991.  Their first big album was released in 1993 & their 2nd album was released in 1996.  When I got their 2nd album that was all I listened to for 2-3 weeks.  Their most recent studio album was released in 2014.

 

1993     AUGUST & EVERYTHING AFTER

 

1996     RECOVERING THE SATELLITES

 

 

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

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