WEEKEND UPDATE/ THE BEATLES

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Ed Sheeran”, “Alter Bridge”, “Billie Eilish”, & “The Wallflowers”

 

Another couple days off for the weekend to get some stuff done around here.  We did absolutely nothing Friday night.

Saturday I was tackling our iTunes again, new iPod Touch, new/different ways to make it work for me.  Apple puts out a new product, says “You’re welcome”, & leaves it up to the consumer to make it work properly.  So after an hour & ½ on the phone with Apple support, my issue was resolved & the guy I spoke with helped me figure this thing out!  We worked together on it & figured it out!  If someone is willing to spend that much time on the phone to help me with something, I’d say that’s a job well done.  He’s 37 & we have very similar tastes in music……a little bit of everything but mostly rock & metal!

Kim tackled painting one of our walls to see if it was the right colour we were thinking of.

Sunday evening Kim & Jolene headed out to Craven to see “Chris Stapleton”.  I wasted my entire day making iTunes work properly then watched the recorded Blue Jays game.  Thank goodness I ‘fixed’ iTunes, I hate doing that stuff.  Too “….hot in herre….” To stare at a computer all day.

 

I stayed up until 3:00 am watching season 3 of “Stranger Things” last night.  I watched episode 5 & had to finish the season, SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

 

THE BEATLES

I like the Rolling Stones, just not as much as The Beatles.  I’ve never understood why there’s a line drawn between the 2?  Are you a Beatles fan or a Stones fan?  Both!  Totally different music if you ask me.  I went to see “Our Lady Peace” on tour for their 2nd album “Clumsy”.  They played the song “Dear Prudence” & almost instantly “The White Album” became my favourite album by The Beatles.  My parents were fans of The Beatles & The Rolling Stones.

How did they write songs that had yet to be recorded?  If they remembered them the next day, it was good enough to record.  That’s what I’ve heard anyways.

I was going to give you some of The Beatles biggest hits, but you know them.  Instead I’ll dig up what I can find from the double album “The White Album”….

 

1968   The White Album

 

 

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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

 

P.S. I’ll post here again on Friday!

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SORRY, NOT TODAY!

Kim has Monday off, so I do too!  We’re not doing much anyways, just sweating & waiting for the compressor to show up for the air conditioner.  We have a portable unit that our building manager bought us on June 29th, & a fan from Sherry & James.  If you’re not in the living room, you’re gonna sweat, A LOT!

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CREED

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5 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 300 back flexes, 250 curls, 200 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 150 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “The Wallflowers” the album “Bringing Down the Horse”

I was up too early to play music.  I played a few albums while trying to sleep.  This did the trick “Testament” the album “The Gathering”

FYI-That’s Jacob Dylan singing, Bob Dylan’s son^^!

 

I couldn’t sleep last night, too hot in here!  Yes, we’re still waiting for the new compressor for the A/C in our suite.  I could get angry, but what’s the point?  It won’t get the compressor here any faster.  It will do more damage than good.

We went for a drive to McDonalds last night.  I just wanted a medium vanilla shake to cool off.  I was doing some HOT yoga yesterday, unintentionally HOT!  There was a guy with a sign asking for food.  We get to the drive through & just order a couple of cheese burgers for him.  I thought afterwards “Ah, crap we should have got a 2 cheeseburger meal with a cold pop for him!!”  He was very thankful & gracious when I handed him the bag though.  Doing little things like that make me & others happy!  Much better than being a #@$&^% making me & others feel like crap.

Tuesdays & Thursdays I stretch, do some yoga, & use weights.  There’s not a certain amount of stretching & yoga, with no specific amount of them to do, & no blog to post, those days often take longer than 1 ½ hours.  Monday, Wednesday, & Friday reach an hour-1 ½ hours of exercise.

The therapists at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center worked hard on my core muscles aka my abs.  Leg lifts & crunches are both meant to activate my abs.  That’s my reason for doing those exercises 3 days a week.  I’m positive that under my 1 ½” of fat I have a glorious 8 pack.  Well, that’s the story I’m sticking to!

I’ve lost weight while building some muscle.  I’m not on any type of diet, I just keep my food intake healthy & other stuff in moderation.  I’m not looking to be a body builder or trying to slim right down.  I’m trying to walk!  Everything else is a cherry on top of whatever your favourite dessert is!  Yes, I eat dessert, in moderation to what I used to.

I don’t like the feeling of being full or hungry.  I much prefer being comfortable after a meal.  Balanced portions of protein/meat & carbs/vegetables or more vegetables than meat in most cases.  Personally, I don’t believe in a diet for everyone.  I think everyone’s body will react differently to whatever they put into their body.  My doctor put me on a thyroid pill since it was underactive.  1 pill a day did the trick, I’ll be on that pill for a very long time, like forever.

As far as my mental health goes, I haven’t had my second appointment yet.  They increased one of my anti-depressants at my previous appointment & it has helped somewhat.  I asked if I could also be referred to a therapist to talk to.  A pill increase won’t likely solve everything, hopefully the 2 together will.  I’m pretty sure my “…pills are kicking in…”

Sorry this is a bit later than usual.  I was out watching my cousin’s daughter play in a fastball provincial tournament.  Extra innings, great game, unfortunate loss by 1 run, & a VERY questionable call by the home plate umpire.  Nice to get out & watch a good game live in the shade on the first base line!  Aubrey is good now & she’ll get even better!

 

Top 10 rock & metal songs so far of 2019.

http://audioinkradio.com/2019/07/top-rock-metal-songs-2019-so-far/?fbclid=IwAR2sKaq9JfieFmU76SH6mm5w9AONfPqWAFdQesqnIS2MqMZUd7Z8JfPZnJI

Why?  Why not, HILARIOUS NINJA BABY!

I’m all for Billie Eilish especially this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hear-justin-bieber-hop-on-super-fan-billie-eilishs-bad-guy-857054/?fbclid=IwAR2RDEYpAk7VkSOmRD8Y5roVvb-BO0iSR_22d4Gc5Xw7UndYDuy7oKA6ufQ

Ed Sheeran is out today!  “No.6 Collaborations Project”

 

CREED

I’m a casual fan of their first album still.  I’ve played/sang “Higher” from their 2nd album, both or all 3 chords.  The first album has some lasting power though!  Most of the bands on this part of the blog I haven’t seen live.  Concerts out of province are a little out of our price range.  Priorities mortgage payment or concert?  I have seen many concerts in Saskatchewan & a few in Alberta though in the past.

 

1997   MY OWN PRISON

 

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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

CDs, CDs, CDs, & MORE CDs/TAYLOR HAWKINS/TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS/THE BIRDS OF SATAN

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I fell asleep to “Rush” the album “Clockwork Angels”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Hurts 2B Human”

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

 

The air conditioning is still not working, but I assume by Wednesday they should have the compressor for us, that’s what I’ve been told.  I woke up at about 5:10 am on Monday.  Exercised, had breakfast, emptied the dishwasher, Kim went to work & then I showered.

I spent my day from 10:00 am until Kim was off work (4:30 pm) packing my CDs from bigger boxes to filing boxes, in alphabetical order, all 600 or somewhere about there.  8 filing boxes, the final one is demos, masters, recorded portions of songs, & bands I’ve shared a stage with that never made it big.  That’s how I kicked off the week, sitting on a hard laminate floor saying my alphabet as a mantra in my head.

Surprising how much work that was, I was very tired.  That’s likely why I never really had a desire to have a desk job.  Working as a printing press operator is the complete opposite of having a desk job.  No break time, just have coffee or eat lunch when you can fit it in.  I really grew to like that part of the job, 8 hours straight & you’re done!

Tuesday morning I got up at 6:30 am, did my exercises until 8:00 am, to go to my parents’ for breakfast around 9:15 am.  Friends of the family had stayed over Monday night while passing through town.  I can’t drive, please remember that I’ve been picked &/or dropped off by Kim, another family member or friend.  They’ve all had to learn how to collapse my wheelchair & fit it into their vehicle.  That’s why we have an SUV, for room in the back to fit my wheelchair in once it has been collapsed.

Got home close to 2:00 pm & had a visit with the folks at Apple Support.  Took a while but problem solved in just around 1 hour & 20 minutes.  I don’t care how long it takes Apple to fix my problem, I’m just happy they can get it done for me!  I’ve got nowhere to go fast.  I have no trouble talking with them & following their instructions.

 

I saw the other day on www.loudwire.com that “Slayer” was announcing their final tour?  I thought they were on their final tour with “Lamb of God” as one of the openers?  Wasn’t that part of the reason “Lamb of God” couldn’t fit in any time to write & record a new album?

New “Ed Sheeran” I out this Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whichever albums you like sir!  Nobody has the right to tell YOU what music you should or shouldn’t listen to!?  I don’t understand the concept of good or bad music, it’s obviously good enough for someone to create & something others must like or else you likely wouldn’t know about its existence.  I listen to some “Green Day”.

https://thehardtimes.net/music/punk-unsure-green-day-records-hes-allowed-like/?fbclid=IwAR1P67Vt53dqvER7cyBGY5KQdNI8ZPmtO8-3ucC6YdTCEnp9SVoX7liL_vI

There has to be a new “Big Wreck” album on the way.  So far they’ve announced a tour beginning in September all the way through October in the Maritimes & America.  I’m sure Brian’s health & death are/were a delay.  They have released 2 standalone singles & one has a video.  They also showed a clip of different video early last month or in late May.

I’m itching for an album & a tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

TAYLOR HAWKINS/TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS/THE BIRDS OF SATAN

Taylor Hawkins, the 2nd drummer of “Foo Fighters” who joined the group to tour with them after the 2nd album was recorded.  He was playing drums for Alanis Morissette behind her album “Jagged Little Pill” at the time.  Dave Grohl saw him play at a festival.  Taylor played/auditioned for “Foo Fighters” after Grohl told him ‘If you jam with us, you’re the guy, you’re in the band, and you have to join us.’  The rest is history, he’s been a Foo Fighter ever since.

He may be best known as the drummer for Foo Fighters, but he has many side projects, one of them as a drummer/singer in a cover band called “Chevy Metal”.  The other 3 are listed above.  I believe he sings & plays the drums in each group.  He’s written a couple of Foo Fighters songs as well.

 

This is now pretty much a guarantee when seeing Foo Fighters live.

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

 

Foo Fighters songs

That’s Sir Paul McCartney on drums ^^!

 

2006   TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS

 

2014   THE BIRDS OF SATAN

 

2016   TAYLOR HAWKINS

 

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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

STAYCATION UPDATE/CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Kacey Musgraves”, “Chris Stapleton”, “Billie Eilish”, “Live”, “Big Wreck”, “Alter Bridge”, “Slayer”, & “Dead Sara”

Should have learned the bridge ^^ of the song in University, apparently I nailed the rest of the song vocally?  As I was told.

 

How was our staycation?  A nice break, other than it was HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the end I just want the plumbers to do their job & fix the A/C that hasn’t worked this year, or 5 of the last 6 years dating back to its first run in the summer of 2014.  We moved in here as 1 of the first 6 suites to be occupied in December of 2013.  Brand new living space!  Iffy air conditioner on a good day.  Our windows face south.  Even if it’s -40C outside, with the sun shining bright it will be +26C in here, minimum, with the blinds closed.  We rarely turn on the boiler heat.

We mostly stayed in Regina or at least in the Regina area.  We can’t really afford to go on a lavish vacation.  We slept in our own bed every night, so we were never far from Regina.  I’ve been eating more garbage than I should, yet my T-Shirts seem to be extra baggy this week?  Back to reality on Monday.  I didn’t exercise or even have the desire to do so.

Home football game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders last night 37 for Calgary & 10 for Saskatchewan.  So 37-10 with 2:01 left in the 4th quarter.  Everybody starts leaving.  I shout out “YOU’RE GOING TO MISS THE GREATEST COME BACK IN SPORTS HISTORY!!!  WE’VE GOT THEM RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM!!!”  It didn’t work ¾ of the crowd was gone & the score didn’t change, ah well.

Sorry, today has been a lot of cleaning/organizing after I boiled the eggs, Kim went shopping, then I made my vegetable juice.  Kim started cleaning, while I’ve been organizing our boxes of CDs into smaller boxes, & putting them in alphabetical order, like I kept them on our CD shelf.  Fair enough, I brought most of the roughly 600 CDs here with me.  I finished the “C” portion, & I’m done for today.  I got that far in 2 hours.

 

New Alter Bridge song with preorder.  Full release October 18th.

This seems to be the current trend, & it really needs to stop.  Pick any movie or TV show.  Some people have too much free time & rip it to shreds by pointing out plot holes.  Especially if it’s a work of fiction!  This is a work of fiction but the writer for Rolling Stone magazine chose to pick it apart instead of enjoying the movie as it is.

I like comic book movies, then someone will pop up & rip it apart by pointing out the plot holes?  It’s a COMIC BOOK MOVIE.  Sit back, relax, & enjoy a fictitious superhero movie.  Shh…superheroes aren’t real!

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/can-a-beatles-fan-believe-in-yesterday-rob-sheffield-853956/?fbclid=IwAR3-KHWwITm_mP0Nr8TEZVI-hbDcupaYuqagAKTYmqc5bS0IkaTLeP8xYY8

We saw “Yesterday” in the theater on Tuesday, July 2nd.  It was/is  FANTASTIC!

New Big Wreck video, no preorder or release date yet.

Delayed Saskatchewan Roughriders game because of lightning?  They announced it over the public address system.  Odd, in the long forgotten Taylor Field of 4 seasons ago the crowd went inside when the power went out.  Baseball just started doing this too.  Baseball used to just carry on until there was too much rain coming down that effected the players not being able to see the ball!  All of these changes in sports are for nothing!  If people (mostly millennials) aren’t watching a sport, shaving 15 minutes off of a game will do nothing, especially if they’re not watching the sport already.

If Chris Adler leaves “Lamb of God” I’ll likely have a personal moment of silence.

We spent Wednesday afternoon with my brother, at his place as he’s recovering from surgery done on his spine last week.  Show off, he’s doing well & now another person is walking before meJ.  This happens all of the time, my friends kids are always walking before meJ!

Why?  Because opening a bottle with your hands is too easy I guess?

24 years ago Thursday, July 4th, Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album!

https://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-self-titled-album-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR3hY5JtjPEN1nfbouZxn0zqAwEbhonFttfR-ZrwO2r8h5d6dEO4_s8kkuI

We rented “Captain Marvel” even though I plan to buy it & “Shazam” the day “Shazam” is released.  Good movie, but not as good as other Marvel movies.

 

CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY

Sort of metal & sort of rock.  I think you’d call them “stoner metal”.  One of the subgenres of metal that I don’t like using.  For me it’s just metal.  I have 8 of their albums, there are more, I only listen to 5 of them though.  I don’t plan on purchasing any future releases of theirs.  I got into them by a suggestion of a friend.  I think he’s done with them now also.  The 5 albums I like by them tend to get more air time here than I first thought.

 

1991   BLIND

 

1994   DELIVERANCE

 

1996   WISEBLOOD

 

2000   AMERICA’S VOLUME DEALER

 

2005   IN THE ARMS OF GOD

 

 

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! Word of mouth is the only way of promoting this.

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