NEEDED A BREAK/THE BIRDS OF SATAN (NOT a metal group!!)

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No exercises this week.  I’m too tired.  If I had done them this week the quality of them would be terrible.  Quality over quantity.

I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & The Shape”

 

I’m hesitant to do a metal band review.  I don’t want to turn dedicated readers away.  Let me know of I should?  If you’d prefer I don’t, this blog will likely end around June or July of this year.     

 

After such a long time, well 7 years this July, every day is starting to feel like Groundhog Day.  Exercise for 75 – 90 minutes every day, eat relatively healthy, & wait patiently for the weekend to fly by, & repeat.  It feels very redundant, long time to get to this point, yet it feels as though I’m wired to stick to 1 thing & it’s getting boring.  Sure, I change up the order of my exercises, still kind of ho hum though.  I’m exhausted after my exercises & then find it difficult to get the motivation to hit the shower.

I just couldn’t do what I should have been doing this week.  It might feel cold outside but it has been sunny & that makes our place too hot for me +24C or more in here (75.2F).  I can’t turn on the A/C yet, so I’ll likely suffer in this heat doing my exercises the next few weeks.

At least Kim has today off with me.

 

I had “Dream Theater” preordered & got the full release last night.  10 songs averaging 6:30 minutes.  Progressive metal at it’s nerdiest.

I’m pretty sure this year will have numerous metal release, (Mark Morton (Lamb of God guitarist), In Flames, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Anthrax, Megadeth…) releases that I’m interested in as well as a new release from “Big Wreck”, & “Tool”.  Big Wreck is releasing a single.  Late last night I saw a new song on www.youtube.com

It’s a standalone single, I’m go to hold off until it’s a preorder single for the new album.

I think Facebook needed a break like I did this week?  To say that Facebook has been quiet this week would be an understatement.

However televised baseball spring training games start on Monday.  WOO HOO!

A few movies I’d like to see & possibly purchase this year?

There are others movies I’d like to see this year but that’s enough for now.  As for Motley Crue, I loved the book, but was never a fan of their “Hair Metal” music, or “Hair Metal” in general.

How many times have I heard this?  Well I didn’t get into them until after their 2nd album was released for a few months, I’ve heard this after multiple albums though!

 

THE BIRDS OF SATAN

This is 1 of 4 side projects by Taylor Hawkins, drummer for Foo Fighters.  The other 3 are separate projects 2 of which I’ll discuss later.  The 3rd is a cover band called “Chevy Metal”.  He’s the drummer & singer for each band.  He easily has a higher vocal range than Dave Grohl.  When Foo Fighters perform “The Pretender”, Taylor takes the high lead vocals in the chorus & Dave takes the lower harmony, I’m guessing this is to save Dave’s voice a bit.  As for who is the better drummer, that would be a hard pick.  Dave stole him from Alanis Morissette while she exploded to fame, touring her album “Jagged Little Pill”, which worked out well for Foo Fighters & especially Taylor.

 

This is only a 7 song EP & it’s the only release from The Birds of Satan.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/DIXIE CHICKS

 

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SHORT WEEK, I’LL CATCH YOU ON FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Music throughout the weekend.  “I Mother Earth”, “Led Zeppelin”, “Black Sabbath”, “Megadeth”, “Testament”, “Trivium”, & “Metallica”.

 

My aunt & uncle were here from Alberta over the weekend, we went to my parents place to see them on Saturday.  Rachel was somewhat under the weather.  My brother was there with their new puppy Frankie.  Right now she’s smaller than my parents’ dog, who is just over 5lbs.  Once she’s full grown it will be Goose at 5lbs, Frankie at 9lbs, & our old man at 12lbs.  He just turned 13 on January 31st.  Frankie’s tough though sharp puppy teeth.  It was more of a “HI FRANKIE!……………………Oh, hi Mitch.  Now we have 2 “nieces”.  One is named Hannah, a human, the other is Frankie, a dog, Brewster’s cousin.

Sunday was a wake up at 5:00 am day?  Why, I don’t know?  We had groceries delivered just shortly after 8:00 am.  Helped Kim put them away, boiled some eggs, made my vegetable juice for a 4 day week, just some laundry to put away, & our human “niece” was here for a sleep over.

After an exhausting Sunday, I was all out of gas, & then came the couch.  I slept well last night, 5:00 am wake up, no nap, 2 cups of coffee, +25C in our suite, & a very energetic girl.  I did sleep more last night, but I still needed a coffee, 3rd one of the month I believe.

Cleaned up the sticker books, paints, & a few Legos, along with all of the dishes before I went to bed on the couch.  Kim & Hannah were in the bedroom & asleep by 9:30 pm.  I think I hit the couch around 11:00 pm.

Today we get to visit with a friend of mine & Kim has to take some photos for her photography class.

 

So that’s 4 tours in the last 2 weeks that will be anywhere but Saskatchewan.  Playing one night in Toronto does not make it a world tour, I’m looking at you “Muse”!  They didn’t even release the one day showing in Saskatchewan theaters of their previous world tour.

That’s one of the reasons I purchase music from iTunes instead of streaming it.  That & my iPod Classic works fine, if I went to streaming, I’d have to get an iPod touch or an iPhone, so I’ll stick with iTunes for now.  Kim has Apple Music that I can use to hear a full album on before I purchase it.  I want to give musicians some cash for doing their job, & I tend to buy a T-Shirt at a show also.  In Saskatchewan I’ll likely see 1/10 of the bands I listen to.

Oh, the declining Apple products…  This is pretty much common knowledge, among my inner circle, & sad.  Ever wonder if Apple had it right & just need to fix the stuff that is now trash.  I’m an iTunes user & the changes to iTunes have really got me thinking about jumping ship.

A TON of cell phone users in Ontario & other parts of Eastern Canada complaining on Friday about an Amber Alert on their cell phone.  They wanted a cell phone, so deal with all of the stuff that comes with it.

https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/you-are-horrible-people/?fbclid=IwAR2KhBAysJ5eg3yXTUENw7WOsKLwJoZkKwD5sgMkvmRq7NvyDT8G0-ipj6U

 

DIXIE CHICKS

I’m using the 4 CDs Kim has.  I don’t listen to them much, but I do like them.  There’s probably some twang in there but it doesn’t bother me at all.  They’ve got an acoustic guitar, banjo, & fiddle along with many other instruments when needed.  They came to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan after I was out of my therapy.  Kim went with a friend & I should have gone too, bad call on my part!

 

1998   WIDE OPEN SPACES

 

1999   FLY

 

2002   HOME

 

2006   TAKING THE LONG WAY

I wish they we’re making new music today.  I’m not a big fan of country music & Kim’s not a fan of metal or rock.  I can deal with “Dixie Chicks” & she likes this song by “Tool”

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE NORTHERN PIKES/FEBRUARY 5TH 2008

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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes

I fell asleep to “The Struts” the only 2 albums they have out “Everybody Wants” & “Young & Dangerous”.

I exercised to “Kelly Clarkson” the album “All I Ever Wanted”

 

YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME UNTIL MONDAY OR TUESDAY.  FAMILY DAY ON MONDAY A VACATION DAY.

One thing that I’d like to explain clearly.  There was body shaming going around Kelly Clarkson.  I said that “I’ll never see her so it doesn’t matter” what I meant was, I’ll never see her live & if she’s happy & feels healthy, who cares.  Weight or no weight she still sounds the same.

I did get a little more information from my mother about the day I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Mom was home sick with the flu, Kim, dad, & Mitch were all at work.  It was morning of Tuesday, February 5th.  Time of day is questionable.  I was taken to the Pasqua hospital, Kim came into the back of the Ambulance with me.  They took me to the wrong hospital, I was then taken to the General hospital.  My parents, brother, Sherry & James were all there before us.  I guess my mom was a wreck.  She kept asking if I was there yet.  They kept telling her that I wasn’t.  She then mentioned that her son mass bleeding in his brain.  They told her I was on the way there.

Once I was at the right hospital the surgeon was tied up finishing a lengthy surgery.  I had to wait a bit to have 2 of my 3 brain surgeries.  My brother had to restrain my mother so the doctors could do their job.  He had to tell her that while pulling her back.   I blacked out in the Ambulance before it left the parking lot at work.  So this part of it I don’t remember at all.

I was unconscious for a week in an induced coma & 3 weeks in an un-induced coma.  I was in the ICU that entire time.

My mother wanted to stay once I was in the ICU, she wanted to have someone familiar for me to wake up to.  One of the nurses finally told her to just go home, since I wasn’t going to wake up that day.

The next day, I assume, I had my 3rd brain surgery.  Every night until I woke up, someone was sitting with me in case I woke up after being told I had a 5-15% chance of waking up at all.  Mom, dad, Mitch, & Kim I believe all took turns sitting with me in case I woke up.

I did wake up in the ICU.  I think Kim was just outside of the ICU?  I vaguely remember waking up.  There were a handful of empty beds in the ICU & the nurse brought whoever was there in to see me & knew I wanted to get out of that room.  I was moved to the Pasqua Hospital for recovery & low intensive physiotherapy.  I stayed there for a little more than a year.  Celebrated my 29th birthday in January of 2009 in the auditorium there, with roughly 75 friends & family.  Mom made a TON of chili for everyone, Grandma made 2 big cakes vanilla & chocolate, & a cooler full of pop.  I haven’t walked on my own since the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  Ah well, at least I can work on it! This story might never have been told, by me at least.  I don’t remember it well as I get further away from that date.  “In the end it doesn’t even matter.”  I’m here but I don’t remember much of 2008, I was asleep for most of that year.  “You gotta sink before you swim” I guess?

All of this talk of surviving cancer tells me I’m not done here yet!  There’s something else I need to do.

 

Yep, I planned Valentine’s Day supper for Kim.  A Reservation at her favourite restaurant, & my parents could take Brewster for the evening.  Brewster has serious anxiety issues & can’t be left alone.

On Wednesday she came home from work & decided she’d rather stay in.  Easier to hear me, I have a fairly quiet voice.  Kim came home with Dairy Queen for supper & some DQ ice cream for both of us. We just watched TV & cuddled on the couch.  So, another quiet evening at home.

She also bought me some beer, she knows me all too well!  I don’t drink during the week though.  I’ll try some of the craft beer from “Rebellion Brewing Co.” later on today!

A teaser for the upcoming “Big Wreck” album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day!!!!

 

THE NORTHERN PIKES

I think most of Saskatchewan has heard of the one album I have.  4 guys from Saskatoon did very well for themselves & have around 11 albums in the iTunes store.  My parents had this album, & I’ve had it for a little while too.  I bought mine on iTunes though.  If you live in Saskatchewan you have at least heard a tune or 2 from this album…

 

1991   SNOW IN JUNE

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres         

EXERCISE & WALKING/ASCOT ROYALS

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I fell asleep to “Janelle Monae” the album “Dirty Computer”, followed by “Testament” the album “The Legacy”

I exercised in silence.  I forgot to put the universal remote on the charger last night.

 

I will openly admit that even when I was free of cancer & my rehabilitation, I was an asshole.  I was VERY depressed & wouldn’t listen to anyone.  That wasn’t me, never has been or will be.  I am truly sorry to those I was a moron to, publically & privately.  Thank you for forgiving me.  You chose to forgive me, I didn’t force it on anyone.  THANK YOU!!!!!  It may have been years ago, but I still feel bad about it.

I got over that.  Getting into & out of a wheelchair is pretty normal now, not something I’ve stressed about in quite a while.  My legs work a bit & the exercise definitely helps with my walking.  I can stand for quite a while, as long as I have something to hold on to, or with the aid of another person.  30 minutes of standing in one spot isn’t out of the question.

I’m more able to keep my walker (on wheels, chest high) pointed in a straight direction.  Kim follows me in case I stumble or need to sit.  It’s really not that bad, especially since I’m getting stronger.

144 meters is my longest walk without a rest.  It used to be 200, rest, 400, rest, then 200 more, years ago.  I should not have stopped doing that, 800 meters twice a week when I was released from my rehabilitation.  I used to enjoy walking with my walker but something changed after doing so a few times?

Just being alive & able to work on myself sure beats the alternative.  I do have anxiety issues in large groups, talking on the phone to a stranger, or just meeting new people.  Anxiety is likely my biggest issue at the moment.  I tend to clam up in a group of roughly 10 or more people, even if I know them.

 

Oh, the Grammy Awards.  There is no reason to make any art a competition, but alas “….here we go again….”

A bitter sweet win for the deceased Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell.  Other awards are listed as well.  “Greta Van Fleet” won best rock album for their 1st release of 2, 4 song EPs, sold as an 8 song album.  The really good album, not the one that’s just OK.

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-best-rock-performance-winner-2019-grammys/?fbclid=IwAR0_Pub2XdpwIM41gEbHSMefbbYrlRiBkeVkc2WG8IXrd-nePrgGmwmuv8k

I watched about 10 minutes of CNN on Monday.  They were talking about how great it was to have so many women winning awards, Alicia Keys hosting, & other women involved with the show.  That’s great & Alicia Keys hosting the show was FANTASTIC!  I’ve always thought she’s AWESOME!  As for being nominated, I don’t care what sex, race, or religion you are, I just want the best musician to be nominated & win an award.  If a woman or man wins, I just want the best nominee to win.

I agree any woman should have equal pay if a male is doing the same or similar job, I’m all for that.  I didn’t realize that the pay inequality was happening.  Equal pay should be a no brainer if you ask me!

Rock & metal music are far from dead, even though the Grammy Awards for those categories are not aired on TV.  How many Grammy awards has Lamb of God won?  Guess, I’ll wait……………………………..6 if not more.  The Grammy academy is of no use in promoting rock or metal with the awards for those categories.  “2 roads diverged in a yellow wood” if you want to make money you take the road most travelled.  If you want to attract possible fans to classical, rock, or metal you take the road less travelled.

There were 3 acts that REALLY caught my attention because they were SO good.  Janelle Monae, H.E.R., & Kacey Musgraves.

Carappé, I know the Saskatchewan Roughriders were in the hunt for him.

https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/11/report-lions-sign-mike-reilly-four-year-deal/

From what I can tell from “Big Wreck’s” Facebook page, they are nearing completion of their next album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janelle Monae performed this song on the Grammy Awards.  I bought the album “Dirty Computer” on Tuesday.  She absolutely BLEW me away.  She’s like “Prince” 2.0!

The original cartoon was fantastic.  I’m anxious for the live action version!

 

ASCOT ROYALS   (More pop than rock)

I saw them open for “Big Wreck” in February 2017, AWESOME SHOW!  Unfortunately they never achieved success like I thought they might.  As soon as I got home I purchased their full album & their EP.  The EP was released a week before I saw them.  Another great band that didn’t make it big.

 

2012   DON’T LET IT STOP YOU (Album)

 

2017   NEW SKIN EP

 

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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/LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Dead Sara”, “Barenaked Ladies”, “Testament”, & “Matthew Good Band”

 

Friday ended with us watching “Hannah Gadspy” a Tasmanian comedienne.  It was more of a “Ted Talk” with humour added.  She spoke about what had gotten her to this point in her life, sexual abuse, 2 rapes, being a lesbian, coming out of the closet, etc.  Very entertaining.  She went on a rant at the end.  Kim was crying.  Lots of highs & lows throughout the show.  Really good show!  Quite a few “F – Bombs” throughout the show though.  None in this trailer though…

Saturday we went out in the afternoon Kim needed to take some photos for her photo class, dropped off Brewster & I.  She went for groceries.  I got this post started.  Kim came home with the groceries so I got moving & made my vegetable juice for the week.

Saturday evening we ordered in some Chinese food for supper & rented the movie “Boy Erased” about a son who is gay & his father is a pastor at a Christian Church.  The movie starts out with the son going to his first of 12 days at a conversion center.  I think this movie would be great if you also watch the movies “Red State” & “Spotlight”.  “Red State” could be difficult to watch with all of the language & violence.  “Boy Erased” is based on a true story.  I think every religious leader needs to wake up & see this movie.

I believe in God & consider myself a Christian. You know that part in the bible that says ‘…bring us your rich, poor, weak, & strong etc…’  Do we have to spell it out for others?  Do we need to adjust it to say “Everyone” including the LGBTQ community?  I really don’t care if you’re a part of a different religion, race, or sexuality or anything else.  Are you a good person?  If you are let’s hang out & be friends.

I was fired up watching that movie.  A lot of me commenting on the utter fear/stupidity of all of the homophobic characters.  It’s from 2018 and finishes saying there are still 700,000 conversion camps still in operation.  I don’t believe that sexuality is a choice, I believe it’s how you were born.  I didn’t choose to be straight, that’s how I was born.   Who makes gay people?  Straight people!

Woke up for lunch when Kim popped her head in the bedroom & said she was going to “Tim Horton’s”.  She’s done the laundry I believe, just eggs to hard boil & Kim wants to take some pictures in the house.  She left for “Tim Horton’s” & Brewster found that to be the perfect time to throw up twice once I made my way into the kitchen.  Poor guy, at least he knew to get off of his blanket & bed to throw up on the laminate floor.

 

Metal screaming is not easy.  You may not like it, but don’t say it’s easy!

 

I’ll believe it when I see it.  Does this mean Tool will start thinking about song ideas?

Just had to watch “Trivium” accept “Grammy Nominee Awards” of screen.  I’m assuming this is because they are a metal group, so they aren’t main stream music, ugh!

 

 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

I will get to see them this year here in Regina!  I can’t wait!  When I was working I’d put on my iPod & just go.  One “Dream Theater” album “Systematic Chaos” was just released & “Lynyrd Skynyrd’s” double album of ‘Greatest Hits’ & I was good for 5 – 6 hours.  I’ll see them & my parents are anxious to see Randy Bachman.  I’ve been a ‘Lynyrd Skynyrd’ fan for a while, since 2006 or so.  All I have is their Greatest Hits album though.

 

 

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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

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes.

Our universal remote is doing sketchy stuff again on the charger.  I listen to 2 or 3 albums last night so I’ll use them here I guess.

I fell asleep to “Into Eternity” the album “The Sirens”, “Lenny Kravitz” the album “Mama Said”, & “Lenny Kravitz” his “Greatest Hits”

 

There were 2 things I was terrified of while I was in the WRC.  1 near the beginning of 2009 & the other near the end of thing in 2012.  A tilt table & then a wobble board, both a part of my occupational therapy

My 2 therapists would come to my room & have me lay on the tilt table.  A small step to “stand” on at one end for my feet & nothing else but Velcro straps for my ankles, legs, waist, & chest.  Once I was strapped in they’d tilt the table from 180 degrees to 90 degrees so I was in a standing position.  I remember the one time I was freaking out, my occupational therapist said “That’s only 70 degrees?”  I replied “That’s enough for me!”  I was SO glad that only lasted a few weeks.  She’d bring a bouncy ball to play catch with while I was upright.  I think I made it to 90 degrees eventually?

The other one was called a wobble board, to activate my abs.  Even after the 1,000s of crunches & leg lifts I still don’t think I could do that.  It’s a board you sit on but on the bottom it’s not flat, it’s half of a ball.  She’d raise the table so my feet weren’t touching the ground.  Then she would go behind me & randomly push or pull me in different directions.  All about working on my abs so they’d kick in & help me stay upright, no, my hands were not allowed to touch anything.  I hated that thing, I would go to the therapy room & immediately beg her to not do the wobble board that day.  I was still fairly weak at that point, but she never let me fall.

 

I REFUSE TO STREAM MUSIC!!!!  APPLE, PLEASE DON’T SCREW THIS UP!!!  I DOWNLOAD ONLY OR ELSE I’M LEFT WITH BUYING VERY FEW RECORDS!  NO PHYSICAL SPACE & I CAN’T AFFORD A TON OF THEM!!!!

 

So they’re just making a “better” mouse trap for streaming music?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/how-a-startup-accelerator-is-trying-to-find-the-next-spotify-790021/?fbclid=IwAR26pbIARUprTmp_ZVS2hEFReBbj30QsYqPVQKYO2jnRiBHBFvY1bIsmVt0

 

Is Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee angry or broke?

 

New track from the upcoming “In Flames” album “I, The Mask”

 

The music industry is the scientist & we’re the lab rats.  Stop trying to be like everyone else by buying the other companies & maybe try taking a different path, that way you might learn something?  I don’t think many people are happy with the status quo?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/universal-music-100-billion-is-at-stake-790966/?fbclid=IwAR2s5UAV0A2gmDHJIqtYht43tYxdLtC0ySU7mUvq622cEjRqmj1958NBPmY

 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

“The group that grunge forgot” says singer Billy Corgan.  Is that necessarily a bad thing?  If so, why?  He’s still a working musician, probably making more money than he needs, with less fan fair.  You’d think it would be nice in that situation?  If you’re a working musician making music that you like, great!  You shouldn’t need/want to be the center of attention all of the time.  If you like what you’re doing & millions of other people do, that’s more than enough right there.

I don’t think I have all of their albums but I have quite a few?

 

1991   GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELON COLLIE & THE INFINIT SADNESS (DOUBLE ALBUM)

 

1998   ADORE

 

2000   MACHINA/The Machines of God

From here on my CDs & iTunes are all fluffernutted.  There is a “GREATEST HITS” in here that I got from my brother years ago for Christmas.

 

2014   MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SHINY OH SO BRIGHT VOL. 1/ LP: NO PAST.  NO FUTURE.  NO SUN.

8 song album & I’m not much of a fan of the first song.

 

https://ca.yahoo.com/sports/news/bryce-harpers-fit-blue-jays-isnt-fan-fever-dream-181020806.html

I think this is FAKE NEWS.  I don’t rely on www.yahoo.com for news, it seems more like tabloid news.  Outfielder & free agent Bryce Harper is 26 years old, he’s asking for a 10 year deal for $500,000,000.  My issues with that are, nobody in their right mind will sign any player for 10 years.  It’s usually 5 or 6 years.  My 2nd issue is the Toronto Blue Jays have 4 or 5 young guys coming to spring training competing for the 1 outfield position left & they won’t break the bank.  My 3rd issue is $50 million a year nobody will sign him for that much money a year, is he delusional?  Last year the San Francisco Giants had the largest pay roll in baseball at $221,430,000 so he thinks he’ll take roughly a 2/5 of that each year?  Good luck with that one!  He’ll hit 35-45 homeruns, but I’d be out for sure.  Not my money though.  He’s such a catch, I wonder why nobody has signed him yet?  Pitchers & catchers report to Spring Training on Valentine’s Day!

 

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SUPER NO/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the album “RIOT”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 56 B – Sides on shuffle

 

Nope, no massive headache on Sunday & I’m not in the hospital unconscious.  I’m here!

No, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.  13 – 3 for the Patriots!  Now that sounds like a great game to fall asleep to!  I don’t watch the NFL or the Super Bowl.  I don’t have a cable package to get the advertisements & I don’t think “Maroon 5” is a big enough name to entice a large TV rating.  They’re a big name, but not big enough.

I didn’t see the half time show but looking at the comments on it, I hear it wasn’t good in general.  At least they got to try.  I didn’t think “Bruno Mars” was a big enough name either at the time.  I heard very few negative comments in comparison to Maroon 5.  To compare & assess who had a better show is for those who judge talent shows, apples to oranges as they say.  I watched the half time show on www.youtube.com so I wouldn’t be talking about something I didn’t see.

I think people who attended or watched the game on TV shouldn’t throw out negative comments.  It’s basically a “free” music event.  Sure I assume a portion of the ticket price would be used to pay for part of the entertainment, but anyone with any interest in the half time show isn’t guaranteed a life changing experience from the musical entertainment.

Every musician isn’t perfect all of the time.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while?

At the end of the day, it happened & it’s over.  Time to quit complaining on social media about it.  You’re just wasting your time repeating your dislike that has been stated by 1,000,000s of other people.  No need to add to the negativity everywhere.

 

YAY! “Alter Bridge” start writing as a group in April!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-work-new-album-next-month/?fbclid=IwAR1JKN5ZFzGToTdUqGVf_6v4iUD023DIuWRpZtK7N4-3DnGU8cY4JLy_gUI

 

Movie news regarding a few franchises!  Releases in the distant future.  DC, Fast & Furious.  I’m a big fan of the DC movies & yes I enjoy the Marvel movies.

I hear something one day & the next day it changes.  Last I heard about the DC comic movies, they’re hitting the reset button on almost everything.  Superman, Batman, & some of the “Suicide Squad” are being re-cast.  Margot Robbie is currently filming one of her standalone movies as Harley Quinn.

 

No new “Tool” this April.  Since the release of “10,000 Days” in 2006 & a follow up album that has yet to surface, I’ve had brain cancer & recovered.  “10,000 Days” is the length of time that Maynard’s mother had a stroke & died.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-shoots-down-april-release-tool-new-album/?fbclid=IwAR0_eHiq8qqD5nyGcy4LuUPSazqQWdwrX8I19S8B2sULJicXVfErBuDlJ44

I don’t feel entitled to a new album.  I feel entitled to the truth.

 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

I can’t tell you how many albums they have released, I’ll just say A LOT.  I believe they’re based in California.  We listened to the singer’s, Anthony Keidis, audiobook.  He was a heroin addict when they began their career & was nearly kicked out of the band since he missed rehearsals or was late & how up high.  I have 4 of their albums, 2 of which I like.  I believe I was in elementary school when I first heard them.  There was a guy a year ahead of me around the corner from my parents’ apartment, & he had the cassette of “Mother’s Milk” released in 1989.  I remember that I thought it was just weird/different & I didn’t care for it much.  I bought the CD of “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” thinking it would be great since the 2 singles from it were.  Unfortunately those were the only songs I enjoyed on the album.  I bought the albums “Californication”, “By The Way”, & the double album “Stadium Arcadium”.  I liked “Californication” & “By The Way”, they’re on my iPod.  “Stadium Arcadium” I listened to once, & that was enough.  I was done following this band.  FANTASTIC musicians, just not my type of music.

I’m not a big fan of funk/rock to begin with.  I think they’re on their 4th guitarist?  I believe the first guitarist died, John Frusiante joined then quit, Dave Navarro joined, John Frusiante rejoined, he quit & now they’re with a new/4th guitarist.

 

1991   BLOOD, SUGAR, SEX, MAGIK

I bought this CD between 1998 – 2001?  I don’t listen to it at all now.

 

1999   CALIFORNICATION

I’ve played “Otherside” & “Around the World” live.

 

2002   BY THE WAY

 

2006   STADIUM ARCADIUM

Now I only listen to “Californication” & “By the Way” on the rare occasion.

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

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