JACK JOHNSON/LAST ONE OF THE WEEK TOMORROW

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls” in celebrating that their new album will be released on Friday.

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

Back to the grind as of Monday.  I like to get up & get my exercise over with, before it gets to “Hot in Herre”.  Once it hits +24 Celcius in here, forget about even moving much!  Yet the hallway is absolutely freezing year round?  We’re still waiting for a valve from Europe.  The plumber needs it to do a complete over haul of the A/C.  We’ve been waiting since the beginning of April, I think?

I like to keep the temperature in our suite at +22 Celcius.  +23 is manageable, +21 is too cool, for both of us.  +24 or higher, I’m on the couch.

 

The guy I spoke with on the Apple support customer service line on Friday is speaking with the engineers to fix my problem once & for all!  He said it would take a few days for them to get back to him, & he’ll call me when he gets a response!  Some of my files are out of order or missing on Home Sharing, & I’m not a fan of Apple Music, since Kim can listen to it at work.  Only one person can use it at a time.  He called me on Tuesday to let me know he has yet to hear anything from the engineers.  I spoke with a person named Justin & he REALLY impressed me.  I’ve got his name & his personal extension at Apple, along with my case number, now it’s a waiting game for me.

I bought an “Alter Bridge” special edition thing.  DVD, a B-Sides & rarities CD, a double CD of a concert, & wrist band, guitar picks, strings, pins & buttons, etc.

I can only listen to that on Home Sharing since it’s on CD, which I ordered through the record label. There are 2 main reasons I’m opposed to using Apple Music.  Only one person can use it at a time, Kim doesn’t mind it.  Music should NOT be free, if you want to hear a song you got last year you have to pay rent to hear it again. I use iTunes, it’s cheap like CDs in a store, & I own it, I didn’t “rent” it.  When Apple goes down I’ll still have my files backed up on an external hard drive.  Apple music owners, as far as I know, can’t backup their music since it’s in an iCloud, like the movies you purchase on iTunes.  I downloaded all of my iTunes movies, in full, on my external hard drive, then sent them back to the iCloud to stream them again.

 

The power went out last night.  Fortunately it was pretty much time to go to bed.  Quite windy here in Regina yesterday!  Gusting up to 90Km an hour or 56mph.

I saw this morning that Gord Downie, singer for the Canadian rock icons “The Tragically Hip, has lost his battle against brain cancer & passed on.  Sad news to see.  My condolences to his family, friends & dedicated fan base.  I was a very casual fan, owning but 4 of the 20?  Studio albums.  We all knew that it was terminal brain cancer, that doesn’t really soften the blow though.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

This is the real deal!  Available for purchase on iTunes!  New A Perfect Circle song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album release in 2018.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-a-perfect-circles-apocalyptic-new-song-the-doomed-w509255

http://loudwire.com/a-perfect-circle-the-doomed-new-album-2018/

 

I can’t put down the new Foo Fighters album now 10/11 songs are REALLY FANTASTIC.  The production of it isn’t to my liking though.

 

His last post, many more to search for.  He’s really good!

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-10-songs-style-ozzy-osbourne-with-eric-erock-calderone/

 

Gee which album should Metallica reissue next?  I guess there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but this one is very close!  St. Anger the blaringly obvious answer.  Why did the “Black” album get reissued, sounded fine to me.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fan-aubmissions-reissue-and-justice-for-all-the-black-album/

 

 

JACK JOHNSON

 

I bought the Jack Johnson album “All the Light Above it Too” the day it came out.  Our wedding song is from his 3rd studio album “In Between Dreams”.  He has worked with other musicians on a few other albums.  Here’s what we agreed on for our first dance.  Then, we’ll dive in feet first!

 

“Brushfire Fairytales”

 

“On & On”

 

“In Between Dreams”

 

“Curious George Soundtrack”

 

“Sleep Through the Static”

 

“To The Sea”

 

“From Here to Now to You”

 

He has recently released his 8th studio album, “All the Light Above it Too”

 

I like Jack Johnson, however, I think he needs to change it up.  I get it.  It’s his mellow Hawaiian hometown music.  I enjoy his music, I think it’s getting a bit old.  Time for him to change it up, but still be Jack Johnson.

All of these are in order of release for you.  I think after he did the “Curious George Soundtrack” he should have changed things up.  He tried, playing only electric guitar on the 2 following albums.  Nice try, but I think he missed the mark somewhat.

I’d recommend his new album if you haven’t heard of him or if you’re a HUGE fan!  I listen to it, but not very much.

 

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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

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Yep, Friday night watching baseball on the couch in a +26 Celcius home.  Before watching the game, we we’re out running some errands, I was trying to avoid being here.  I can’t stand the heat.  In the winter we aren’t allowed to turn on the air.  Our windows all face south though.  Even with the blinds closed +25 Celcius is quite common.  I wait for the summer to blast the air & keep the house at +22, even though it’s too hot to have bare feet on our balcony.  We don’t have a furnace, it’s water heat, a boiler & forced air for the A/C.  The cooler is on the roof & the blower is in our laundry room.

I think the A/C has a mind of it’s own?  It’s Saturday morning, tried turning the A/C on & it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Must be the weather.  I’ve heard a fair bit of thunder the last few days & my parents have lost power from time to time, I don’t know what the deal is?

To finish off Saturday, Kim ran a 5km run with a couple of friends.  I stayed home with Brewster, bad anxiety problems, & the run was very early in the morning.  Kim picked us up, we dropped Brewster off at my parents & met our friends for lunch, grabbed some beer at Willow Park, fancy beer, strawberry beer one bottle is enough since it’s so sweet.  We came home & we were exhausted, had a snooze.  Me on the couch & Kim on the love seat.  Woke up, had supper, & watched some “Modern Family”.

Sundays are our get ready for the week.  Kim will get some groceries, I’ll cook some fish for my lunches, make a pitcher of juice of blended fruit & vegetables, & Kim likely has some laundry to get to.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.

 

I think Trump is constantly pushing everyone he can, just so he can make the rules to push everyone away.  After I posted the Friday blog, I watched CNN for a bit.  He’s pulled the USA out of Paris’ climate deal.

Many of you probably didn’t see the press briefing Friday morning.  The press asked 3 different times if Trump believed in climate change.  After 3 separate individuals asked & all received the same political answer it was as clear as mud.  Whoever that was, it’s a simple yes or no question.  I would ask “Does the President believe in climate change?  Please reply with a yes or no answer.”  If he just responds with the same political garbage answer, I’d let it rest.

How did Trump see the photo Kathy Griffin posted of his severed head?  Doesn’t Trump call CNN “fake news”?  Did Kathy Griffin act alone?  Who took the picture?  Was it on social media or on TV?  How did everyone see it?

I’m guessing former FBI leader Comey is a moving target until he takes the stand during the trial on Thursday.  I’d hate to be in his shoes right now, constantly looking over his shoulder.

 

Still want to slam the DC Comic movies?

 

It’s been a looooong time hosers, welcome back!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/rick-moranis-dave-thomas-mckenzie-brothers-to-reunite-w485704

 

He’s a smart guy usually, but how dumb do you have to be to say this EVER!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/bill-maher-condemned-after-using-racial-slur-on-real-time-w485706

 

I can’t wait for this movie!!!!!!!

 

New video from “In Flames”

 

New “A Perfect Circle” song ‘Feathers’

 

The story of Radiohead’s “OK Computer”.  Foo Fighters were on tour with them as Radiohead wrote this classic album.  Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, said in an interview that he’d watch their 2 hour sound check as they would argue & write this album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/radiohead-watch-the-story-of-ok-computer-w485216

 

No, it’s just metal.  Sub-genres are just a lot of ballyhoo & non-sense to me, thrash, death, melodic death, power, grind core, progressive, etc.  It’s metal you like some of it or not.  Have you ever heard anyone say “Progressive Soft Rock?”

http://loudwire.com/10-weirdest-metal-subgenres/

 

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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

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” his “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

 

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, planking, yoga, & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, planking, & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

On Thursday the planking & yoga did not happen.  I wasn’t able to have a nap on Wednesday when I woke up at 4:00 am tossed & turned until 5:00 am then got up.  I was over tired.  I slept in on Thursday, woke up & stayed in bed until 10:00 am.  I was very tired still & just said no to the planking & yoga.

As much as I don’t consider myself as physically handicapped, I’m reminded that I am physically handicapped every day.  “Wait, I have to get into my wheelchair to do anything” is my first thought every day.  I’m lucky though.  I can stand as long as I can hold onto something & put away dishes in the upper cupboards, I can go to the washroom as long as there is a handicap stall, my voice is getting better, it’s not great but it has definitely improved.  I do practice my guitar once a day for about ½ an hour.  I’ll likely never drive again, no biggie!  I don’t want cancer to define me even though it will be a part of my life, likely, until I die many years down the road.

The best part about having had cancer is that I don’t fear death like I used to.  I don’t welcome it, but I don’t fear it.  Now I’m “Satisfied” with my exercise, for a bit anyways.

 

Thursday evening at the moment.  To say I’m in a bad mood would be a HUGE understatement.  We lived in our first house built in 1955, new mid-efficiency furnace.  The pilot light went out once.  We moved to this condo on December 18th 2013.  Brand new place, we were one of the first 6 suites to move in.  The hallway is always cold!  Our suite is another story, we’re calling, again, for the A/C to be fixed.  It was +35 Celcius today, it’s 7:10 pm & it’s +26 degrees Celcius in here.  This will be the 7th time we’ve had to call about the A/C for our suite.  If you’re cold in the winter, come on over it’s probably beach weather here.

(+26 Celcius = 78.8 Fahrenheit, +35 Celcius = 96 Fahrenheit)

I can’t turn on the A/C in the winter & I’m not allowed to put tinfoil on the windows.  It has to be +15 Celcius outside for me to turn on the A/C. When it’s almost +30 Celcius inside, I don’t care what the temperature is outside.  Yes, we face south and get the sun all day every day.  I loathe the heat.  Why am I sweating at this time of day sitting on the couch watching TV?  This is likely the 7th time we’ve called in 4 years.  That’s likely an under estimated guess.

Well look at that, Kim woke me up before she left for work & had the A/C on.  The plumber came to look at it anyways & will come back next week to check on it.

 

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Let me get this straight, & I’m not defending Kathy Griffin in any way.  She posts a photo of Donald Trump’s severed head & we all know it’s fake.  Trump says “She should be ashamed”, true, that was in very poor taste.  HBO airs a TV series, Game of Thrones, full of rape & multiple severed heads of kings.  Sure HBO tells you it’s full of R-Rated stuff, so they’re OK.  Did any political debate have a warning if Trump was involved in the debates last year?  I didn’t watch them all, but the ones I watched had no warnings?  Would anybody want to have their kid looking up to the current president as an idol?  For me they’re both wrong for what they’ve done.  It’s out there now.

I’m assuming the link below will not work by the time I post this.  All I can say about the situation is, Trump blurted things out on the campaign debates.  Kathy Griffin had time to think about what she was doing, it was pre-meditated.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/kathy-griffin-apologizes-for-graphic-anti-trump-photo-shoot-w485108

 

I hear racism is very common in sports between fans & athletes still.  WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/lebron-james-home-hit-with-racist-graffiti-w485083

 

18 years ago on May 31st In Flames released the album ‘Colony’!  I didn’t get into them until I saw them live in Saskatoon 11 years ago, yes I’ve got all of their albums & DVDs now.

 

Members of ‘Sevendust’, ‘Alter Bridge’, & ‘Tremonti’ gather to create the band ‘Projected’.  I guess they have some albums out on iTunes one from 2011 & 2012, as well as a single from 2011 & 2014.

 

Don’t most people of my generation miss Chris Cornell?  My favourite album from them is easily “Badmotorfinger”.  Thanks Corey McDonald!

 

‘Tool’ play “Eulogy” live for the first time in 16 years.  Is that when the last album was released?………………………………………………………………………..OH, that was in 2006.

http://loudwire.com/tool-perform-eulogy-first-time-16-years-maynard-james-keenan-message-to-snowflakes/

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

 

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!  NEW FOO FIGHTERS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Video directed by Dave Grohl

 

Every born child deserves a chance to live a full life!!!!!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/3v3o5ew

 

Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam bassist, can say this since Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam singer & songwriter, is from California!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-jeff-ament-chris-cornell-greatest-songwriter-seattle/

 

The Blue Jays were thinking about trying to get this guy in the offseason.  Like the Baltimore Orioles fans don’t want/like José Bautista, I don’t want/like Bryce Harper & to get him would cost WAY TOO MUCH!  Like $30,000,000 a year too much!

Revenge for something that happened 2.5 years ago!  Good grief!  GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!! 

 

It’s a very short description behind each song on this Beatles album known as Sgt. Pepper’s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-the-story-behind-every-song-w485196

 

Long article with the director of “Wonder Woman”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/wonder-woman-director-we-need-a-new-kind-of-hero-w485183

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/ex42pgCD-necgKPaX

 

New song from the upcoming Stone Sour album out on June 30th

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

 

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“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

CT-SCAN

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Meg Myers”.

 

CAT-Scan early this morning 8:45 am. Two more appointments this year, then I’ll have to see my family doctor for medication refills once or twice next year. Just routine doctor appointments for any cancer patient.

 

Can’t wait for the condo meeting at the end of this month! I’ll be saying “Nay, nay, nay, nay, etc.” many times. I should probably add a “whip” or 2 for good measure!

 

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

 

I’d go to see “Dixie Chicks” but I don’t live near Toronto or Vancouver. Here’s their 2016 American tour schedule. One of the very few country acts I enjoy.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dixie-chicks-announce-summer-2016-u-s-tour-20151116

 

16 years ago Monday, Korn released the album “Issues”. I’ve never been a fan of Korn.

http://loudwire.com/korn-issues-anniversary/

 

Dave Grohl vs. Animal drum battle on a future “The Muppets”

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/89771?utm_campaign=nme-daily-17th-nov-17-11-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Book review of “Dark Days” by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God

http://publishersweekly.com/9780306823145

Love this album! Easily in my top 3 albums made by Lamb of God!

 

Live Nation increase security at all events world wide. What an advanced society we live in…….NOT!

http://loudwire.com/live-nation-enhance-security-measures-all-venues-globally/

 

New album from King Diamond next year.

http://loudwire.com/king-diamond-write-new-album-2016/

 

Tool announce 8 tour dates for January of 2016 with Primus set to be the opening act. Does this mean there’s a release date coming for the new album?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tool-announce-2016-tour-an-unparalleled-sonic-and-visual-experience-20151117

 

Jimmy Fallon got it right!!!

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Paris LANGUAGE!!! TONS OF IT!!!

 

Songs I like, “Tool”. Still no album since 2006.

TONS OF F-BOMBS BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Bye,

Chris

CONDO LIFE

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Chevelle”. 7 albums on shuffle!

 

I didn’t even know “Chevelle” existed until last year when I borrowed a large collection from James last year!

 

Living in a condo has it’s pros & cons. “I’ve got 4 walls around me” a roof over my head, one of 2 washrooms that work (plumber coming this week to fix a leaky pipe). Nice comfortable bed, nice office area, nice paint, laminate floors, everything is great. The only two issues I have are we payed a butt load of money (thanks to our parents for helping us out), but it’s the condo board’s rules? We paid for our suite, what happens in here should be our rules? The other minor issue is the lazysusan cupboard. The cabinet makers measured wrong. It’s fine except the bottom hinge on that stationary cupboard falls apart. We took possession in December 2013. We have a 5 year warranty on the building. The hinge broke again the other night. Why do we have to continue fixing their mistake? I say our warranty is running out, we should have them fix their mistake before the warranty runs out? We don’t need to be rude about it, just tell them “Hey, this hinge keeps falling apart, please make it a functional cupboard”.

 

Beer & Alcohol DEFINITELY make you fat. Isn’t alcohol in general full of sugar? You sit down to have a beer or glass of wine at the end of the day, maybe you have 1 & it turns into 2? That’s a TON of extra calories. I don’t touch alcohol until Friday & Saturday, & I don’t drink to get hammered. I drink for the taste. After 2 drinks each Friday & Saturday I usually call it quits, on the odd occasion I’ll max out at 4 one night. I exercise Monday through Friday. Guess what? I may have lost 45lbs but I still have a beer belly. It’s getting smaller but it’s still there!

http://www.shortlist.com/food-drink/does-beer-make-you-fat-and-other-booze-myths-busted#gallery-1

 

I’d be shocked as well if the leader of my country gave me a shout out too!

http://loudwire.com/korn-jonathan-davis-shocked-president-obama-shout-out/

 

Nice try but that’s not what a Storm trooper looks like Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park rapper).

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-designs-stormtrooper-art-awakens-exhibit-auction/

 

10 rock related charities

http://loudwire.com/rock-related-charities/

 

Oh, John Oliver!! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. LANGUAGE!!!!

I’ve never joined a fantasy sports league. I did help out my sister-in-law with an office hockey pool, since neither her or her husband watch hockey. I just watch the highlights on TSN. I was a part of a facebook page where you’d just pick the winning team of 4 CFL games a weekend. That’s as close as I ever got to a fantasy league.

 

I guess we can add “The Deftones” to the list of bands that have canceled the rest of their tour due to the attack in Paris.

http://loudwire.com/deftones-cancel-european-tour-dates-paris-terrorist-attacks/

 

Sully Erna (singer of Godsmack) calls out ISIS members with a lot of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! We’re all tired of this type of thing happening!

http://loudwire.com/godsmack-sully-erna-calls-out-motherf-ers-in-isis-im-tired-of-this-s-t/

 

Article about “Finger Eleven”

http://theargus.ca/ac/2015/finger-eleven-turns-it-up-to-eleven/

 

I guess it’s getting to be that time of year

 

If Scott Weiland wants to return to the “Stone Temple Pilots” that would be great. I think he’d have to kick the drugs & alcohol first before the other 3 members would let him back?

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-potential-stone-temple-pilots-reunion-it-would-be-cool-in-future/

I need to listen to “Stone Temple Pilots” more often!

 

More security by USA concert promoters added.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/us-concert-promoters-implement-new-security-measures-in-wake-of-paris-terror-attacks/

 

Songs I like, “Tonic” 3 iTunes albums.

 

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Chris

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So Brewster gets up to pee at 12:45am, I was still up watching TV. I let him out on the balcony to do his buisness & I’m not allowed to do that? At 12:45am do I get his harness & leash out and on him to take him outside while being noisy or do I quietly open a door in “OUR” suite to let him go to the washroom? He’s just over 9 years old beyond mid-life for a dog his size. “You can’t teach an old dog new trick”. If that’s true, he’s trained to go to the balcony door, or get our attention & lead us to what he wants or needs. Food, water, outside, or to play with one of his toys.

If anyone in the condo complains about anything other than him making noise, I’ll invite them in for cookies & tea so we can discuss the matter & come to a reasonable agreement.

Foo Fighters cancel tour dates because of Dave Grohl’s broken leg.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/foo-fighters-cancel-tour-dates-due-to-dave-grohls-broken-leg/

I agree, GET IT, if you like heavy music! When they say they’ve got “Wolfie” they mean Wolfgang VAN HALEN on bass!

2 year old hears “Rage Against the Machine” for the first time on “Guitar Hero” & rocks out!

OK we’ll talk about the Elephant in the room, Ed Sheeran. I like him & his music. I don’t know him personally, from what I’ve seen of him being interviewed there’s no reason to not like him. Saturday night he played at The Brandt Center. One of the perks of being in a wheelchair, we got tickets. They sold out really quick. Physically handicapped seating has never sold out at a concert I’ve been to in a wheelchair. We get an awesome parking spot, & we have always been able to get tickets to a show that we want to go to.

Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket & more cover The Beatles’ “With a little help from my Friends”
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/mumfords-and-sons-my-morning-jacket-and-the-war-on-drugs-cover-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-watch/

Finger Eleven is advertising their new album repeatedly on social media.

As for my statement on Facebook, I’m not trying to be rude at all but it’s difficult to follow my 1000+ likes & 7 people while 293 people are set to just email. It becomes time consuming & I don’t even have to go to work?! I write these blogs that were started for me to update people on what I experienced during my time in the hospital, that’s why I was all over social media after 4.5 years in the hospital. So I’m here for email & my blog. Other than to find people from the past or “follow” your friends, how often do you message people? Maybe 10% of the time? Same here, I did that too. I had something to sell. First, the band I was in, now this blog. Am I using facebook the right way? I don’t know? I’ve set 95% of you, or more, to facebook messages only. Why? Because nobody has time to receive status updates from more than 10 people. I mean no disrespect to anyone but I am on facebook & it’s for email & to find out what my preferred music artists are up to. Read the blog please. Consider this my status update on Facebook? I’m fine. I’m in a wheelchair & I have a patch over my left eye to prevent double vision. I survived cancer. I’m here & it certainly beats the alternative! Everyday is a little bit better (physically) than the day before. I’m also a music junkie! If you haven’t guessed that yet.

Ed Sheeran is great live, he did nothing wrong, he was Ed Sheeran. Played his songs & a few songs that likely inspired him.

Ed Sheeran played my favourite Stevie Wonder song! AWESOME! The arena in Regina holds a small number of people, like 6000 roughly maybe more I’m not sure, I could check on google but I’m lazy. We got tickets we we’re in, I got to see/hear Ed Sheeran live! The opening act “Rixton” plays I’ve never heard of them. Cool new band for me to see/hear. I didn’t really care for their music. They didn’t do anything wrong. They played their songs, they were full of energy & they did their job, warmed up the crowd, great so far no harm no foul.

Sound is wound up to the point that everything is distorted. That’s fine, the venue is built for junior hockey nothing to do with music, the person doing live sound is probably 150′ away from me, I’m in a wheelchair. I’m on the main level, that person is on the floor. When I go to a concert I like to be by the sound board, since that’s where it will sound the best. I can’t always do that, nobody’s fault.

So we’re in a large concrete venue, sacrificing sound for a venue that holds the most people possible in the city. That’s fine, par for the course. There’s a show in Regina we have to drive to it,15 minutes away, GREAT, it’s not the 2.5 hours in a car on the way to Saskatoon.

They finish, lights come back, roadies flip the stage for Ed.

What did bother me were the 5500 people videoing 50% of the show on their cell phone. “Do you want to watch the concert now or in a few hours when you get home on your 6” x 3” cell phone screen, where the audio will likely be worse?” I know that there will be multiple cell phones at every concert. So go ahead take a photo or 2, take a video of your favourite song, then put your phone away. You paid what to see/hear this live concert & you’d rather watch it & record it on your cell phone? Wait for the concert DVD or blu-ray. It will sound & look better than the $60+ version on your phone & it wont cost more than $40.

I/Kim have paid the same price as you & I don’t own or want a cell phone, personal choice. You’ve got one great, cool. It’s called common courtesy. “Hey am I or my cell phone blocking your view?” “Yes you are actually could you please move 8” so I can see the stage”. Maybe I should have said something, but they likely wouldn’t understand me, my voice is very quiet & I’m difficult to understand at the best of times.

What did I think of the concert? I got to see Ed Sheeran live! It wasn’t what I expecting it to be. I watched half of it through an able bodied stranger’s cell phone 8′ away from me. If your cell phone is more interesting than what’s happening right now, why are you here? Good grief, you obviously don’t have the tine or desire to be here, you’re doing something “better” on your mobile device.

Songs I like. “Iron Maiden” Since we’re on the topic of “Ed Sheeran” he’s covered Iron Maiden! Iron Maiden are a metal group. Almost every metal fan wants to put every metal group in to a some type of sub genres of metal. That’s cool these guys fit into the “Power Metal” genres & that’s how metal fans/music fans are. Great! I personally don’t do that. There’s Metal, Rock, Country, Rap, Disco, Electronic, Pop, Classical.





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Bye,

Chris