WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (NO SPOILERS)

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5 day weekly total; 600 pushups, 360 tricep pushups, 150 back flexes, 400 leg lifts, 200 crunches, 240 squats.  Some walking also.

I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Colony”

I exercised to “Lynyrd Skynyrd” a double album of their Greatest Hits

 

BOOOOO!  No new wheelchair until August 28th!  BOOOOOO!

I now know what my problem has been all week.  Monday & Tuesday were the worst days of the week.  It got better as the week progressed.  Sunday night & Monday night I didn’t sleep well at all.  I actually had a nap on Wednesday afternoon, I fell asleep very quickly.  I’m usually wide awake for an hour when I hit the hay.  I was out cold on Wednesday afternoon, & at bedtime the last few nights.  Today I felt more like myself.  “Exhausted” from my workout, but it’s the weekend!

I would love to take a break but I really don’t know how to relax, so a break won’t help in that respect, & a break means more difficult work to get to where I am physically.

Many people have no clue what I can or can’t do.  Fair enough, I surprise myself sometimes regarding what I can or can’t do.  If I can’t do something on my own, I’ll ask for help & approach it a different way on my own next time, if I can’t do it on my own I’ll ask for help again, etc.  After multiple attempts I’ll decide if I need help each time or if I can do it on my own.

 

Blu-ray, DVD, & possibly 4K on September 7th!

REALLY!  I wish I was ½ that good!

 

Keep Calm & wait patiently new Tool is not finished yet.  It’s been 12 years, we can all wait some more.

http://loudwire.com/tool-still-arent-done-tracking-guitar-new-album/

 

60 seconds with Randy Blythe from Lamb of God

 

I googled apple iTunes regarding the elimination of downloads from the iTunes store & found nothing solid that it will continue to exist or be phased out early next year.  Every link denounced the previous link.  So, I’m not sure what’s true & what’s not?  There are so many streaming sites out there, you’d think Apple would keep a download site open?  I don’t know about the cost of offering both streaming & downloading.  I personally would prefer to own my music through downloading it rather than streaming it.  Call me any name you like, I’ll cross that bridge if it happens.

“Opeth will release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on November 2nd via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl formats during their performance May 11th, 2017 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO. Both the DVD and Blu-ray formats include CDs containing the audio as well.”

Yep, I’ve struggled with depression for most of my life.  There is no shame if you need to talk to someone, even a complete stranger.  I’m on anti-depressants, no shame in that either.

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-launches-raiseyourhorns-mental-health-campaign/

 

Unwritten rule in the MLB!  You NEVER throw a fastball, for that matter a 97mph fastball, at a player!  The pitcher got a slap on the wrist with a 6 game suspension.  He’ll miss 1 start as a starting pitcher.  I say “OK, your seasons over!”

If you don’t want to pitch to him, give him an intentional walk or lob a curve ball at him if you’re angry.

 

“Got my ‘geek’ on”

Yes, we bought “Avengers: Infinity War” on Tuesday, & watched it for the first time EVER that night.  Great popcorn movie!  Check your brain at the door & be very entertained!  I did have a few minor issues with it though, well 3 if were keeping track.

The Story Line.

I hope George Lucas got some royalties for a portion of the writing.  I was thinking “Wow, I’ve seen a very similar story line throughout the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.”  Father saves his child while the child must fight against father.

 

SCENE STEALING

Did they actually steal an early scene from ‘Batman vs. Superman’?  Near the beginning of the film?  Tony Stark runs into the street to find nothing but mayhem & everyone running for their life.  Same scene almost frame by frame of Bruce Wayne running into mayhem at the beginning of ‘Batman vs. Superman’.

 

VILLAINS

The main villain has an army much like the villain in ‘Justice League’.  The army in “Avengers: Infinity War” looked much like the ones in ‘Stranger Things, season 2’.  Maybe I was thinking too much?  These 3 things stuck out like a sore thumb to me, blatant rip-offs that they didn’t even try to hide.

Those were the only things about the movie that bothered me.  Other than that it was a FANTASTIC movie!  I enjoy both comic book titans, Marvel & DC.

 

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WHEELCHAIR/JIM JEFFERIES/U2

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I fell asleep to “The Beaches” their debut full length album “The Late Show”, followed by “Halestorm” the new album “Vicious”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” their self-titled album from 2009

 

The wheelchair is ordered.  There was a different make of the 12 pound chair, & that’s what has been ordered.  The foot rest is there but it’s angled so I can use it or flip it vertical under my seat & still propel with my feet.  I’ll use the foot rest, just not in the house, it really gets in the way when I’m in the kitchen.

Sunday ended with a BANG!  I made my vegetable juice & baked some fish, then I went to see comedian Jim Jefferies!  Absolutely HILARIOUS!  Big surprise for me is when Dale, friend of the family, pulled a VIP pass from his pocket for me as we were waiting for the doors to open.  We all (5) met & got a photo with the comedian.  Good times!  Came home with the VIP pass around my neck & Kim calmly asks “Where did you get that?”  I told her how it went down.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t do a week of just cardio?  The week works out that I’ll be walking with my walker 3 evenings this week.  I know I have to keep up with some of my other exercises as well.  If I stop it becomes much more difficult to achieve my goals!

I will say that practicing to walk without falling is the most tiring/frustrating thing to do.  For not having done much walking at all, it’s been OK thus far.

 

Finger Eleven play “Awake & Dreaming” acoustically.  From their first album “Tip”

 

New ‘Into Eternity’ album to be released on Friday!!!!!  Not on any streaming site or iTunes.  $20 through email for a CD intoeternityCD@gmail.com or download $15 on www.bandcamp.com

 

Oh Shark Week!  I’ll miss you, see you next year!  I’m counting the days already!

 

Yes, I was in a cover band to start learning how it felt to play live on stage & just improve as much as possible on everything.  Doing cover songs is a love/hate thing for me.  On the one hand, someone else wrote it & now a different artist is going to try & make it better?  Another way to look at it is “Cool, this is what likely inspired other artists”!  Male or Female it doesn’t matter as long as it’s done well & means something to whoever is covering a song.

 

New “Greta Van Fleet” in late August

 

When Robert Plant approves, who cares what they sound like?

 

The Toronto Blue Jays had a closed door players meeting Monday after a horrific game in Oakland.  A lot of talk about coming to the ball park, doing your job although they’re not making the playoffs, etc.  The short-stop who hasn’t touched the field since July 2017 due to injury, but still making $20,000,000 this year decided to pipe up in the meeting.  He’s 32 or 33 years old & will continue to make $20,000,000 a year until the end of the 2020 season.  If I was a player in that room, whatever he had to say would go in one ear & out the other.  He wasn’t even with the team until Monday??  Why would I listen to someone who hasn’t been with the team in a year?????!!!!  Even with him playing the wins & losses would likely be very similar.

 

U2

Most people know who U2 is.  Those that know of the band either highly despise, or really like them.  I loved U2 in the late ‘80s & early ‘90s.  Now I listen to them on the odd occasion or if Brewster & I are in the vehicle, while U2 is on the radio, I turn it up.  Yes, I agree, the “Songs of Innocence” free album to iTunes users was terrible, however the follow up “Songs of Experience” was a very good blend of older U2 while being more modern at the same time.  Everybody knows the “Joshua Tree” album, so I’m not going to review that one.  I’ve rarely, if ever, heard thoughts on one of my favourite albums “Achtung Baby”, released in 1991.  This album or “The Joshua Tree” are both fantastic yet different. “Achtung Baby” was full of studio/production trickery, but still good.

 

Here are 2 album tracks I’m a BIG fan of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I own, on CD, every U2 album from the album “Boy” released in 1980 all the way to “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” released in 2005.  I think they released 2 after that, which I don’t own at all.  I have the album they released for free & bought it’s follow up “Songs of Experience” which, like I said, is a much better mix of new & old U2.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/GREAT BIG SEA

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Music throughout the weekend. “Halestorm”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Tool”, “The Struts”

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

The second I posted Friday’s blog I went to www.youtube.com & there was already a review of the “Halestorm” album “Vicious”.  The album was released at midnight Thursday night.  WOW, I wait before I judge an album, I like to listen to it a few times & digest it.  That review should be a reaction video!

Here is utter ignorance at its best.  You realize they’re not just denying service to the #LGBTQ community!  I assume the rest of us that support the #LGBTQ community would boycott this establishment as well.  From what I know there is no location in Regina.  If I were to pass by one on a trip I might go in, buy a small meal, finish it, thank them & as I’m on my way out I’d shout “I’M GOING TO SPEAK WITH YOUR MANAGEMENT!  YOU JUST SERVED A GAY PERSON!”  Or I’ll just pass by & avoid a heart attack.  What if the employees have no gaydar?

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/25/chick-fil-a-toronto-canada_a_23489485/

“No, they sound too much like Led Zeppelin” – internet.  OK, if you don’t like Led Zeppelin that’s fine.  If you do like Led Zeppelin, why are you complaining?  Robert Plant, singer of Led Zeppelin, thinks they’re great.  If he doesn’t have a problem with them, why do Led Zeppelin fans?

I love Big Wreck but this sounds much like a specific Led Zeppelin song, other than a general sound.  Ian Thornley even admits that this song was heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin.

Friday was quite/tame here.  We stayed up too late, Kim hit the hay at midnight, while I stayed up to watch ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’.  Kim was grabbing some groceries & taking photos during most of the Blue Jay game, so I watched that since she really doesn’t care for baseball.

Saturday I watched more shark week & went to the Rider game that night.  Kim & Brewster were out & about while I was at the game.

Dear Saskatchewan Roughriders,

Sincerely,

Me.

 

Today is get ready for the week ahead.  Make a vegetable juice, hard boil some eggs, bake some fish, & try to be positive about cardio for 5 straight days as well as other possible workouts.  Kim will get a few groceries, & finish up the little bit of laundry left to do, then a nice long weekend to look forward to!

 

GREAT BIG SEA

4 guys from Newfoundland, Canada.  I think I saw them twice in Regina at ‘The Conexus Arts Center’.  I only own their first 2 albums, on CD.  I bought them in my teen years, the ‘90s.  One in 1996 & the other in 1997.  They released 10 studio albums & I believe band member, Alan Doyle, is currently a solo artist?  They’re known for being from Newfoundland & doing some traditional Newfoundland music.  I grew out of them when I discovered ‘grunge’ about 8-10 years after it exploded.

I must say that on the odd occasion that I do listen to them I like it.  It’s something completely different than my usual rock & metal music.

 

1996   UP

 

1997   PLAY

When these were released, I was still cautiously dipping my toe into heavier music.  I know I wasn’t into metal at the time.

 

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CHANGING THINGS UP/BLUE RODEO

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” the EP “Temporary Things Taking up Space”

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

 

A nice break this week from baseball.  The All-Star Game & Home run challenge are this week & I’m not 12 years old anymore aka I have no desire to watch any of it.

Question for non-baseball fans.  Baseball games are usually around 3 hours long, if they were 10 minutes shorter, would you then consider watching a game?  I wouldn’t but the league is coming up with new rules to speed up the pace of the game.  I’m pretty sure that won’t increase any fan base?

Anyways, I’ve changed my workout routine to abs & legs one day, then arms & back the next day.  3 exercises each day but all different muscle groups.  Less stress on my body in one day, hopefully less is more in this case?  It’s recommended by many.  If it works great!  If it doesn’t, then it’s back to the old routine, 6 exercises a day.

I don’t know how I got to 240 pushups a day?  I can only manage 120 right now.  I might revert to 100 & build up from there, next week?

 

BLUE RODEO

I love ‘em!  Great mix of country & rock.  I only have their “Greatest Hits”.  I had one other on CD that is long gone for some reason?  I don’t know a lot about them.  I know Chris Messer is or was a big fan.  Kim & I saw them once in Regina!  Great show, I’m just not a HUGE fan.  I believe the group is made up of 5 guys based in Toronto, Ontario.  I’m not really a country fan, but this group works fine for me….

I heard Chris Messer sing/play the song “Try” & asked myself “When did Jim Cuddy get here?”  Spot on and FANTASTIC!

 

OH, google!  Hahahahaha!

 

Greta Van Fleet’s new song from their upcoming album.

 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  New ‘In Flames’ album being recorded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.loudersound.com/features/in-the-studio-with-in-flames-as-they-work-on-their-new-album

 

Last night I watched “Kingsman: The Secret Service”.  Always a good laugh!

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FOOTBALL STADIUM MUSIC

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Rated R: DELUXE EDITION” I bought the deluxe version yesterday.  This was followed by their album “…Like Clockwork”

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Weekly exercise total; 360 pushups, 1000 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 600 tricep pushups, 200 back flexes, 500 squats.

 

11 days off were nice but my goodness my abs are OUTRAGEOUSLY sore, especially when I do my pushups?  I’m going to have to build up to 240 pushups.  120 is my limit right now.  I figured I try this every 48 hours thing on the pushups first to see if it helps.  My legs & abs are what I need to focus on more.  Wish I could revert to 1,500 crunches a day but that aggravated my back quite a bit.

I think this every other day thing might work?  I think next week I’ll do squats, leg lifts, & crunches on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.  On Tuesday & Thursday I’ll do my pushups, tricep pushups & back flexes?  I’ll see what happens?

Well I hear that March of next year the iTunes store & CDs will be weaned out as an option for purchasing music, we’ll see what happens.  I still have a working 160 gb classic iPod (iPod classic can’t be used with Apple Music).  After many minor meltdowns, I still don’t know what I’ll do?  I’ll see what happens if it comes to that point & cross that bridge when I get there.  I’ve spoken with quite a few of Apple support workers & they claim to know nothing about this.  I’ve also spoken to members of signed bands who have confirmed that the iTunes store & CDs will be obsolete in the near future.

I sincerely hope streaming music folk don’t lose their music if their streaming music site goes down!

 

MUSIC AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD

 

I am so happy I don’t see a breakdown of my season ticket for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  I know they can’t make everyone happy all of the time, I wish they would stop trying to do so.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but everybody else seems to be.  Just play country music at the games.  That will likely please 90% of the people there.  The “rock” music they play is really not worth the effort.  Country music & rap pump up music seems to please most people at the games.  I’m not there for the music, just the football game.  The one highlight for me, musically, on Thursday, July 5th was a bit of “Metallica”

Most of the 1980s rock & hair metal is not for me, most people at the games seem to tolerate it until they finish the commercial break or play country music.  “In the end” I’m not there for the music, just the game.

My bucket list…

“Muse”, “Alter Bridge”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Paramore”, “Dead Sara”, “Bruno Mars”, “Jack Johnson”, & “The Damned Things”.  There’s probably more but that’s just off of the top of my head.

 

There’s a dress code at Marilyn Manson concerts now?  I’ve never been a fan of his.  I guess you must have to “Praise” him at his concerts.  If I ever see him live, I’ll take a knee!

 

Muse live in theaters EVERYWHERE on Thursday, July 12th!  Unless you live in Saskatchewan.

 

I’m still judging “Live” from the “Throwing Copper” album.  This new song “Love Lounge” is quite good from the original 4 members!

 

I think “Steel Panther” missed a few memos?  A) No one needs an effect pedal called “P**** Melter” if you can do well without it & not use that word ever & especially with all of the other crap going on in the world.  B) The 1980s are over, you don’t need to dress up like you fit in with bands from the ‘80s!

http://loudwire.com/petition-launched-re-release-steel-panther-guitarist-pussy-melter-effects-pedal/

 

System of a Down done?

 

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/THE TEA PARTY

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Music throughout the weekend.  New “Into Eternity” song from their upcoming album.  “Pentatonix”, “Into Eternity”, “Dead Sara”, “Foo Fighters”, “Matthew Good Band”, & “Queens of the Stone Age

 

All of the iTunes & streaming music stuff is true.  Streaming & vinyl will be the only options to get music next year.  This will likely anger musicians depending on the contract they’ve signed with their label.  Just because I think it’s utterly terrible, doesn’t mean you have to!  I just want the option to own my music.  “Here it is, cheap music……………&……………. now you can’t have it!”-Apple.  Can’t beat them join them.  BOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I plan on buying some vinyl but I will stream most of my music.  I really hope this will be a fast fading fad.  I can’t afford a ton of vinyl, 4 or 5 bands I’ll continue to purchase on vinyl, maybe more, but it will depend on finances & other stuff.

Stayed in Friday & watched the Toronto Blue Jays surprisingly beat the N.Y. Yankees!  WOW!!!!  Come July 31st they will “drain the swamp” you may not recognize many players if you follow the Blue Jays.  I think their current Short-Stop, Aledmys Diaz has earned his spot, whenever $20,000,000 Short-Stop Troy Tulowitzki (who has not played any baseball since July 7th, 2017 due to injury) should have to earn his spot on the roster.  If I had the cash I’d give him the $40,000,000 for the next 2 years left on his contract to NOT play with the Blue Jays.  He’s SO not the player he was in 2015 when they got him.

Saturday it was HOT outside.  We went to Sherry & James’ to hang out in their backyard & throw back a few wobbly pops.  Kim & I just couldn’t find a movie we were in the mood to watch.  I still had some of the Netflix TV series “Daredevil” to watch & then we just watched some of “Friends” on Netflix.  Pretty tame Saturday night after leftovers of Spaghetti & meat sauce.

Today should be fairly relaxing.  I made my vegetable juice already, we’ve got hardboiled eggs done too.  Little bit of laundry, maybe bake some fish & watch the final game of a 3 game series of the Yankees in Toronto.

 

THE TEA PARTY

 

I’ll tell you right away, I am not an expert when it comes to this Canadian band.  I’m a casual fan though.  This is one of the numerous Canadian bands from the ‘90s that has reunited in the last few years.  I think I’ve seen them twice, probably at a touring festival in Saskatoon & once for sure with the “Matthew Good Band” at the ‘Conexus Arts Center’ way back in the ‘90s or early 2000s.  I only own 5 of their albums on CD.  I purchased them long before iTunes or streaming sites were all the rage.  Apple has classified them as ‘Metal’ in my iTunes.  I would have to disagree with that statement.  Very talented band with a large influence from eastern music.

When I saw them live, there was a lot of me thinking to myself “What’s that instrument?  Or that instrument?  Now they’re switching to that instrument?”  I didn’t know the names or sounds of the instruments, but they all came together to form a familiar song.  I should also mention that they’re a trio.  Bass, drums, & guitar by the lead singer.

 

1995 EDGES OF TWILIGHT

 

1997 TRANSMISSION

 

1999 TRIPTYCH

 

2000 TANGENTS (GREATEST HITS)

‘Rolling Stones’ cover

 

2001 INTERZONE MANTRAS

 

 

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STREAMING VS. DOWNLOADING/ BARSTOOL PROPHETS

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Dear CFL officials,

The first 3 quarters of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ the Saskatchewan Roughriders was quite possibly in my top 3 terrible football games I’ve ever seen in my 38 years of life that I can remember seeing.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

A season ticket holder.

 

Music throughout the week.  A lot of “Devin Townsend”, “Dead Sara”, “Big Wreck”, & “Tremonti”

 

There was no exercising going on this week.  My wife told me on Tuesday that she had Wednesday off, so I decided I had the week off.  Fair enough my finger is 98% better, a few extra days of doing the bare minimum won’t hurt it.  Being your own boss definitely has it’s benefits!

I leave Regina for a few days & it seemed as though everything flipped on me?!  Best Buy has stopped selling CDs, Trump is still President, the Toronto Blue Jays made a trade, & nobody wants to OWN music??!!?!

I hear a LOT of whispers that CDs & downloading music will soon be a thing of the past?  Downloading should stick around.  I wouldn’t think downloading an album or streaming an album wouldn’t cost Apple extra money, but I really don’t know?  I’m waiting for an announcement from Apple/iTunes regarding this.

I’ve heard that vinyl will still be around though?  Is it really cost effective to do away with CD production & still release vinyl?  I have no clue?

If that’s all that is available in the future, vinyl & streaming, I plan to use both.  I’ll stream stuff on my iPod, I’ll also purchase vinyl every 3 or 4 months of the stuff I want to own.  That’s my opinion, I’m not speaking for anyone else or saying that it’s wrong.

This streaming crap drives me crazy, in a VERY bad way.  What the heck Apple?  iTunes isn’t available just for me.  I have the option to purchase my music or stream/rent it like a magazine subscription.  I’d like to have that option in the future.  Nobody these days seems to care if Apple Music shuts down & leaves them with nothing?

I find the entire thing as ridiculous as Trump being President.  “We’re going to give you streaming music only & royally piss off musicians that make all of our product” – internet.  I want the option, it can’t be a waste of money on Apple’s side of things?  “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump.

If this is where the music industry is headed, I’m glad that I wasn’t talented enough to be in a professional band, where I work for pennies when someone streams my music!  At this point, EVERYONE should work for free if musicians have to!

I’m not a fan of Apple’s music software, but downloading from iTunes is very convenient, when it works properly!  Kim & I have hacked away at problems that occur & “so far so good”

Lots of people like having the option to stream or purchase music.  I don’t understand the cost benefit of doing away with both CDs & legal downloading?

This is just a very disappointing moment for the music industry.  The guy that created Napster needs a hard smack upside the head.  I hate to agree with anything Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, says but he was right for how he took a stand against Napster.  I’ll see you soon vinyl!  This entire idea I find to be very pathetic & stupid!  A vinyl album costs a minimum of $20 each.

 

You can’t take vinyl albums to listen to in your vehicle but I guess you can take streaming music with you.  I can also take my iPod full of iTunes purchases in the vehicle too.  I just want the option.  Purchasing vinyl albums will severely cut down on me purchasing music.

 

John Oliver has a bit on his show that asks this question.

I’d like to know this.  How are mass shootings still a thing?

 

July 4th 1995 Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album on which he recorded all of the instruments & vocals with the exception of one guitar part.

 

BARSTOOL PROPHETS

 

4 guys from Cornwall, Ontario.  They released 2 major albums.  I have the first one on CD & the other one is only available on www.amazon.ca for $70.  I own the album “Crank” the 2nd one is called “Last of the Big Game Hunters”.  I’d get the 2nd one but I’m not paying $70 for a CD!?!?  “Crank” was released in 1995 & “Last of the Big Game Hunters” was released in 1997.  I was under age to see them live in 1997 when they played in Regina, so I’ve never seen them live.

From what I can tell on their website, they just tour Ontario, Canada.  I would think that if they’re still active they’d put their 2nd album on iTunes & Streaming sites.  I’ve only seen the video for the song “Little Death” back in the day when Much Music actually played music videos 24 hours a day.  That song was enough to make me get the CD.  Luckily the rest of the album is great.  Check out their website here https://www.barstoolprophets.ca/

It’s a 12 song album, so that should be enough for you to get the idea.

 

I agree with most of this.  I think Trivium should be thrown in the mix & Lamb of God should be higher up.  I like Slayer, but I find them over rated.

http://loudwire.com/best-american-metal-bands/

 

Rock & Metal’s greatest vocal intros LANGUAGE!!  On the “Papa Roach” intro.

http://loudwire.com/15-greatest-vocal-intros-of-all-time/

 

Trivium’s Matt Heafy covering Toto’s Africa

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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