ROYAL BLOOD

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the 2nd album “Broken Machine.”   Kim even likes some of their stuff!  We were in the car the other day & she says “Hey play that ‘Sorry’ song”

I exercised to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

 

You’re probably tired of hearing people talk about the mass shooting in Vegas last weekend.  Howie Mandel was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday.  They both talked about many issues in the world, saying that we all need to respect & help each other, not just in the face of tragedy, but as much as possible, which makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it.  Be proactive instead of being reactive.  Look at what has happened in the last 2 weeks!  3 terrible hurricanes & a mass shooting.  Yes, we were reactive & donated to the Red Cross.  Kim donated through work, they will match every dollar by 50 cents.  Got me thinking if I could, I’d always think of donating blood like I used to.  Now, after cancer I’m not allowed to donate blood or donate my organs.

I always say to myself “Hope for the best & prepare for the worst!”  Somewhere along the way I forgot that.  The hurricanes & mass shooting were/are HUGE catastrophes that most people wouldn’t expect or necessarily think of.  That’s sort of a good thing.  You don’t want to live your life in fear!  Howie Mandel spoke very well as a guest discussing the shooting.  To sum it up he basically said ‘We need to stop talking about gun control & maybe focus on mental health issues more.’  If you like to go hunting, I’m OK with that, as long as you’re not hunting humans or domestic animals.  We have guns in Canada, few people use them to kill others though.  Canada’s not perfect, however there’s not a breaking news story every week on TV.

What Howie Mandel said was needed, it’s time to change our perspective on these mass shootings.  We all keep barking up the same tree, & we always get the same answer, & it’s not helping to solve the problem.

I found it!  Here’s Howie Mandel’s view on these mass shootings

Conan O’Brien’s take on the Vegas shooting

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/conan-obrien-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d30d42e4b048a44324ade6

Ellen Degeneres’ take on Las Vegas

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ellen-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d3bc02e4b04b9f92055448

 

Last night was our “niece’s” 4th birthday good times had by all!  BBQ ribs & chicken wings, fruit tray, veggie tray, pierogi’s, etc.  Then dessert ice cream & fancy toppings.  After the baking on the weekend & ice cream last night, I should be good for my sugar intake for a while, & here comes Canadian Thanksgiving!

 

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

 

The more I listen to the Foo Fighters “Concrete & Gold” album, the more I like it.  I just don’t care for the last song on it, “Concrete & Gold” the rest is quite good!

 

ROYAL BLOOD

“Royal Blood” is not a metal band!  They’re a rock act made of 2 guys from England.  A bassist who sings, & a drummer who I assume sings background vocals.  I got to see them open for Foo Fighters in 2015 in Calgary for the “Sonic Highways” tour.  This album cycle they are opening for “Queens of the Stone Age”.

Before seeing them open for Foo Fighters, I never thought I’d get to see them live.  I’m so glad I did.  They released their 2nd album earlier this year. Titled “How did we get so dark?”  The first album I really like, & the 2nd album keeps the train moving in the right direction!  I still think this first video from the new album is really cool!

There’s 3 of the 10 songs from the new album.  Here’s a couple from the first album.

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Going about my day on Monday as usual.  Then I caught my eye on the news of Tom Petty passing away at a young age of 66.  First the mass shooting in Vegas & now this.  Trying to think of which Tom Petty song is my favourite.  I couldn’t choose one, they’re all AWESOME!

This all came out of nowhere for me.  Here’s Rolling Stone with Tom Petty’s top 10 live songs.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/tom-petty-performs-with-bob-dylan-axl-rose-stevie-nicks-w506797/learning-to-fly-with-stevie-nicks-2006-w506805

 

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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

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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3 day weekend, can’t complain about that!

Kim went out for tea with a friend.  I slept in until around 10:30 am.  Had breakfast & watched www.youtube.com videos until we left in the afternoon to see “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, more action & foul mouthed hilarity than the first “Kingsman: The Secret Service” both are really funny!

 

Saturday was lazy.  Laundry & baking.  Kim was baking cookies for her bake sale for the Palliative Care & at risk youth.  She’ll be boxing for the charities in a couple of months.  I get to watch my wife get hit for $80 -$100 with all ticket sale money going to kids & she’s supposed to fundraise $5000 for palliative care.  Great charity, but nobody better hurt my Kimmy!

 

Sunday, I was at a home town Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Calgary Stampeders.  Then I watched what will likely be Jose Bautista’s final game in Toronto as a Toronto Blue Jay?  Saskatchewan Roughriders lost & got the only touchdown of the game.  The Stampeders’ kicker beat us 15 – 9.  Time to watch baseball & eat supper.

 

We stopped at Tim Horton for a drive thru breakfast & coffee.  Kim got a breakfast sand which.  There was a man with a cardboard sign that said “VERY POOR & VERY HUNGRY”.  Kim asked me if she should give him her sand which I said “Sure”.  I don’t think Kim was in possession of the sand which for more than 30 seconds.  He was very greatful.  Little things make a HUGE difference for others.

 

 

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

 

You’re reading this on a mobile device aren’t you?

I was born in 1980, so I guess I’m a midlennial?  I thought it meant you were born in 2000, 1982, or I also heard 1984?

I guess that’s why I have no cell phone & I use my computer 2-4 times a day, just to check Facebook & email for about 20 minutes a time.  It still feels like too much to me.  Everyone is always looking at their phone, that’s very annoying.  “I’m here what’s on your phone that’s so important right now, urgent or work?  Is it Joe Blow, I don’t know Joe Blow that’s why Joe’s not here.  Maybe put your phone away?”

“….now I know that there’s time & there’s a place where I can choose.  To walk the fine line between self-control & self-abuse……”

How often do you touch your phone?  Americans over 18 average 2 – 4 hours a day checking their phone.

https://hackernoon.com/how-much-time-do-people-spend-on-their-mobile-phones-in-2017-e5f90a0b10a6

 

OK, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold”.  It was released on September 15th, I’ve had over a week to digest it.  Initial reaction was “NNNNOOOOO!  So underwhelming!”  There was something bringing me back to it & now it’s an album that gets a daily listen.  The 3 singles that were released tell you that you’re getting a wide range of different stuff on this album.  I’m pretty sure this album would not sell Foo Fighters to a new fan or fan base.

There are 3 big name guests on this album each one on a different song.  The song “Make it Right” has Justin Timberlake singing background vocals “La”.  If you didn’t know it was him, you’d think Foo Fighters did it themselves.  The song “Sunday Rain”, written & sang by drummer Taylor Hawkins, features Paul McCartney on drums.  Again you can’t tell it was him.  The final song/title track features Shawn from “BoysIIMen”.  Background vocals of multiple takes to sound like a full choir.  Another guest you wouldn’t know about by listening to the album.

As for the production side of things, the producer they used had never done a “rock” song or album before.  He’s worked with many pop artists like “Sia” & “Adele”.

This album has far too much reverb/echo on it.  You listen to it & start to think, “Why does it sound as though they’re in a long tin hallway?” & “Why are there so many harmonies on this album?”  Just because you can hear a harmony doesn’t mean you need to sing it.

All of that said, that stuff isn’t on every song.  Stand out songs for me are “T-Shirt”, “Run”, “Make it Right”, “La Dee Da”, “Dirty Water”, “Arrows”, “Sunday Rain”, “The Line”.  8/11 songs I’d now rate it among the last of the really good albums by Foo Fighters.  5th or 4th of 9 studio albums.  Right now, I REALLY like this album!

I don’t like to listen to an album many times before I like it, I prefer to really like it on the first listen.  Although I didn’t like it at first, there was something that made me go back to it many times.

Another take on the new Foo Fighters album.

SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULDN’T DO ALBUM REVIEWS THAT WAS MUCH LONGER THAN I HAD THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!????!!!

 

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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

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A little disappointing on Wednesday.  I guess it really doesn’t matter.  It was very long & in the middle of the week, my bad.  This site had 8 viewings by 6 people from Canada.  On Facebook we hit 97 views.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

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

 

Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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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

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I fell asleep to “Highly Suspect” their 2nd album “My name is Human”

Did some dishes & such to “The Watchmen” all 5 albums on shuffle.  I miss them when I hear them.

LANGUAGE IN THE FIRST CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

Do we really need labels & barriers to define everyone?  International women’s day, #LGBT, religious holidays, etc.  Not everyone celebrates everything about themselves?  If you want to celebrate something without harming anyone, go right ahead.  You would hope by 2017 we’d have that figured out by now, but NOPE! I know that’s not how everyone sees it, I don’t.  It’s all good with me, I’m sure someone will take it the wrong way & start a war because everybody is trying to fit into everyone else’ perfect little box.  Guess what?  The world is much larger than that little box.  I’m Christian, some of my friends aren’t, and that’s fine by me.  I’m not gay, I know some who are, no big deal.  You’re NOT supposed to be like the next person.  Ricky Gervais puts the entire religious deal perfectly.

I just worry that all of these labels will make people live targets for being a civilian?  There is a BIG difference between Religious & Extremist.  You don’t need to fear a religion or a religious individual or anyone for that matter unless they’re holding a weapon.  Talk to them, you might be surprised?

I understand an individual’s desire to fit in with a crowd.  I just worry that the crowd will be more susceptible to other groups’ hatred.

 

Sorry baseball stuff I’d like to address, to get it off my chest.  This winter the President and the General Manager, both 1 year into their Blue Jay career, had 2 things they wanted/needed to do.  They wanted players that were younger & more left handed hitters.  They got one guy who I hope never touches a defensive glove, but he’s a switch hitter, he literally hits from both sides of the plate!  Great we’ll keep him!  Now with spring training about ½ way through more players are finding out their role for the year.  Guess what?  They have 2 younger & left handed players they had go through their minor league system!  21 year old first baseman Rowdy Tellez & 20 something year old outfielder Dalton Pompey.  Right there you’ve got your fielding & hitting problems solved Pompey can play LF while hitting leadoff & Tellez can play 1B & hit as an RBI guy.  As for the 2 current Jays go at those positions, Smoak & Upton, package them together for another decent utility player!

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

Chris Shiflett, Foo Fighters lead guitarist, first video from his solo album!

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/watch-chris-shifletts-stark-sticks-and-stones-video-w470982

 

In Flames shared it…

 

Sounds legit to me!?  New video & EP from Pentatonix on Friday, March 10th

 

Comedians sharing the stage with musicians, could be pretty good?

http://loudwire.com/rob-halford-chester-bennington-more-join-comedians-the-comedy-jam/

 

10 things you didn’t know about the “Joshua Tree” by U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/u2s-the-joshua-tree-10-things-you-didnt-know-w470808

 

Fans take on Alter Bridge’s “My Champion”

http://www.bahmagz.com/2017/03/alter-bridges-through-eyes-of-fans.html

 

The unsolved mystery of the Notorious B.I.G.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-unsolved-mystery-of-the-notorious-b-i-g-20110107

20 years?!  Let it go instead of digging up the past.  Solving the case won’t bring him back to his friends & family.  Unless they need a type of closure let him RIP

 

Best Thrash metal albums of the 21st Century so far.  I don’t use subgenres when discussing music.  A lot of it doesn’t help me with anything?

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-21st-century/

 

 

 

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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

WALLS

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I fell asleep to “Highly Suspect” their 2nd album “My name is Human”

Did some dishes & such to “The Watchmen” all 5 albums on shuffle.  I miss them when I hear them.

LANGUAGE IN THE FIRST CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

Do we really need labels & barriers to define everyone?  International women’s day, #LGBT, religious holidays, etc.  Not everyone celebrates everything about themselves?  If you want to celebrate something without harming anyone, go right ahead.  You would hope by 2017 we’d have that figured out by now, but NOPE! I know that’s not how everyone sees it, I don’t.  It’s all good with me, I’m sure someone will take it the wrong way & start a war because everybody is trying to fit into everyone else’ perfect little box.  Guess what?  The world is much larger than that little box.  I’m Christian, some of my friends aren’t, and that’s fine by me.  I’m not gay, I know some who are, no big deal.  You’re NOT supposed to be like the next person.  Ricky Gervais puts the entire religious deal perfectly.

I just worry that all of these labels will make people live targets for being a civilian?  There is a BIG difference between Religious & Extremist.  You don’t need to fear a religion or a religious individual or anyone for that matter unless they’re holding a weapon.  Talk to them, you might be surprised?

I understand an individual’s desire to fit in with a crowd.  I just worry that the crowd will be more susceptible to other groups’ hatred.

 

Sorry baseball stuff I’d like to address, to get it off my chest.  This winter the President and the General Manager, both 1 year into their Blue Jay career, had 2 things they wanted/needed to do.  They wanted players that were younger & more left handed hitters.  They got one guy who I hope never touches a defensive glove, but he’s a switch hitter, he literally hits from both sides of the plate!  Great we’ll keep him!  Now with spring training about ½ way through more players are finding out their role for the year.  Guess what?  They have 2 younger & left handed players they had go through their minor league system!  21 year old first baseman Rowdy Tellez & 20 something year old outfielder Dalton Pompey.  Right there you’ve got your fielding & hitting problems solved Pompey can play LF while hitting leadoff & Tellez can play 1B & hit as an RBI guy.  As for the 2 current Jays go at those positions, Smoak & Upton, package them together for another decent utility player!

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

Chris Shiflett, Foo Fighters lead guitarist, first video from his solo album!

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/watch-chris-shifletts-stark-sticks-and-stones-video-w470982

 

In Flames shared it…

 

Sounds legit to me!?  New video & EP from Pentatonix on Friday, March 10th

 

Comedians sharing the stage with musicians, could be pretty good?

http://loudwire.com/rob-halford-chester-bennington-more-join-comedians-the-comedy-jam/

 

10 things you didn’t know about the “Joshua Tree” by U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/u2s-the-joshua-tree-10-things-you-didnt-know-w470808

 

Fans take on Alter Bridge’s “My Champion”

http://www.bahmagz.com/2017/03/alter-bridges-through-eyes-of-fans.html

 

The unsolved mystery of the Notorious B.I.G.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-unsolved-mystery-of-the-notorious-b-i-g-20110107

20 years?!  Let it go instead of digging up the past.  Solving the case won’t bring him back to his friends & family.  Unless they need a type of closure let him RIP

 

Best Thrash metal albums of the 21st Century so far.  I don’t use subgenres when discussing music.  A lot of it doesn’t help me with anything?

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-21st-century/

 

 

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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

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “Battles”

More stretching today, no music.  I just do sets of 20 throughout the day.  Oddly enough, my foot tingles only when I stretch.  The other times I’m fine, until I try to do my exercise.  I’ll try to do something then my body chimes in “You can’t do that idiot that still hurts”!  I hate it when my body’s right!

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I was keeping it small this year.  Mitch, Rachel, Corey, Jolene, Hannah, James, Sherry, my parents, my grandparents, & of course Kim.  Saturday night we all had supper at Bobby’s Tavern.  After supper everyone but my parents & grandparents came back to our place.  We’re all getting old, I was in bed by 11:00pm.  Corey & Jolene brought me some Rebellion beer & a gift card for more beer when needed.  Little Hannah (3) brought me a fantastic painting with a big rainbow!  It’s on display on our shelves beside our front door.

Sunday morning we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old baby.  Dad was making eggs benedict, so we made sure it didn’t go to waste.  Sunday & Monday, I was just tired.

Monday my parents took Kim & I out for lunch.  Kim & Dad took the day off.  We came home & tried not to make any sudden movements.  I think Kim won that one.  I came in here just to check my email, by the time I went back to the living room, Kim & Brewster were asleep on the couch.  If Brewster can get on Kim’ lap, he’s out cold!

 

Original Live lineup on the way!!!!  The new lineup is good too, different but good!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/live-members-talk-unlikely-reunion-moving-past-mudslinging-w462819

 

Well you can read the article between Maynard James Keenan & Canada’s radio host George Strombo.  I can’t get the audio to work?

 

Behind the track “You don’t even know” by “Big Wreck”

 

I’m not the smartest individual when it comes to politics.  I’m pretty sure the mass shooting in a Mosque in Quebec are somehow related to Trumps ban on immigration of 7 mid-eastern countries.  Now he’s helping/causing terrorism in Canada.  Whatever terrorist group did this is saying “We don’t care what race or religion we kill.  As long as someone dies.”  Well I hope Trump is happy, the majority of us aren’t!

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/01/lawyers_take_on_donald_trump_s_muslim_ban.html

 

50 top hard rock/metal frontwomen of all time!

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-frontwomen-of-all-time/

 

Don’t forget people new “Big Wreck” album on Friday.  Only 3 sleeps right Mitch Fraser!

 

Did anyone else notice that the movie “1984” was among the top movie rentals on the weekend on iTunes?  Coincidence?

 

Well Ben Affleck says he’ll still act in the DC movies, directing NO!  If he’s not directing at least he’s still acting in it.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/ben-affleck-drops-out-of-directing-new-batman-movie-1964063?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-31-jan-2017-31-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Dave Grohl listens to his first band “Scream” on Sonic Highways outtakes

I don’t think anyone likes listening to themselves.  Even your outgoing message on a phone for message manager.  Even on the few recordings I’ve been a part of, everybody hears their mistakes, not the good stuff and say “Oh, I should have done this instead of that”!

 

Trump wanted to make his mark.  He did already & it was an EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/ill-piss-wall-protestors-made-feelings-clear-donald-trumps-muslim-ban-1964126?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-31-jan-2017-31-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

That’s A LOT OF HATRED!  In a weird way he divided everyone while bringing us together.  Most of us can agree Trump’s not the person for the job.  Can we get Michelle Obama to take over & have Ellen Degeneres as her running partner?

 

Metallica debut a song live

http://loudwire.com/watch-pro-shot-footage-metallica-live-confusion/

 

 

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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” their 2nd album “Blackbird” followed by “Green Day” the latest album “Revolution Radio” then “Live” the album “The Turn” released in 2014 with a new singer.  I didn’t sleep well last night between getting up to pee & just not being able to fall back asleep. I ended up sleeping until 9:00 am.  I prefer to get up at 7:30 am at the latest during the week.

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” 3 albums on shuffle.

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2 things happened on November 8th 2016 in the USA.  America got their first orange President & late night talk show hosts got a pile of material for the next 4 years.

I keeping my exercise goals right where they are at the moment.  My pushups are the last exercise I do.  I leave them for the end because they are my most difficult exercise & they completely drain me.  Today’s pushups weren’t nearly as difficult as yesterdays.  Everything’s coming, it’s just a slow process.  Writing this blog kept me bluntly honest & that faded a bit.  The promise of breakfast is now included in keeping me honest.  I don’t lie about my exercise, I just needed more motivation.  So far it has been a good week aka I’ve reached my daily goals.  Sure they’re difficult & time consuming.  I’m not about to do nothing & plant myself on the couch.  I’ve got time to fix myself!  I’m not OK with the status quo for me.  I need & want to get better.  Somebody telling me I can’t do it or that I’m doing too much just makes me want to prove them wrong.

I know people with a job & kids don’t have the luxury of ample time to exercise as much as I do, & I don’t expect them to.  I’d say try to eat healthy & squeeze in some exercise if & when possible, even if it’s 5 minutes.  Turn on the TV, watch a ½ hour show while doing an exercise if you have energy after the kids are in bed.  You’ll have to make time for it though.  Exercise was the furthest thing from my mind until I HAD to do it daily, so I understand the lack of motivation & time most people have.

I hate exercising until I finish it.  That’s why I start it first thing in the morning.  Immediately out of the bedroom 60 squats, & hopefully my water bottle is full or else I fill it during my 3 minute rest period before I do 60 more quats.

 

 

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QB Tom Brady is also sick of political talk!

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/tom-brady-done-talking-about-donald-trump-and-politics-w450348

 

I’m on the fence regarding “July Talk” & “Kongos”.  I like their music but I rarely listen to it.

 

Article with singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Slash” & “Alter Bridge”

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-couldnt-pull-off-acting-like-a-rock-star-on-stage/

 

Jimmy Kimmel’s prank regarding Trump’s renovations to the White House.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-ask-about-trumps-white-house-renovations-w450549

 

Kirk Hammett on the writing process on “Metallica’s” new album out on Friday

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-feeling-excluded-hardwired-writing-sessions/

 

Mick Jagger’s take on Donald Trump.  Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mick-jagger-on-donald-trump-everyone-outside-us-is-mystified-w450555

 

In Flames interview.  Don’t worry it’s not their “Naked Wednesday” in the studio

 

The real story behind Aerosmith collaborating with Run DMC.

http://loudwire.com/dmc-story-aerosmith-run-d-m-c-s-walk-this-way-exclusive-video/

LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres