I’M GOOD, JUST A BAD DAY ON TUESDAY

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I fell asleep to “Barenaked Ladies” the new album “Fake Nudes” followed by “In Flames” new 4 song EP of cover songs “Down, Wicked & Not so Good”, then their album “Siren Charms”

So, no worries, all is well!  I just needed a day away from my regular routine.  Got back to my exercise & such the next day.  So only 3 days of exercise this week.  I couldn’t quite make it to the Christmas break to relax, I’m confident I can now though.  300 pushups, 300 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 180 triceps’ pushups, & 120 back flexes.  I need to do some cardio!  Funny thing is that when I was using an exercise bike 3 days a week, my exercise therapist would take my heart rate before & after 30-45 minutes.  It was 98 per minute before & after weird?  One day it went up to 108 after a session.  “Are you OK?” she asked.  I said “Yep, I’m fine!” it wasn’t a big deal to me.  I wasn’t breathing heavily or sweating at all, I was fine

I was watching “The Flash” TV show & learned something during it, since I used to think the same way oddly enough, “Why me?”  Then he answered his own question, “Why not me?” I’m not super or a hero, but I can deal with this situation.  Sure, I’ll have the odd bad day like anyone else.  In the end I’d rather be the one in my situation than watch anyone else go through this, it’s not terrible though I’m alive!  I’ve got a lot of support & that’s all I need.  So, hold my beer & watch this!

The connection from my computer iTunes to our stereo is out of whack still.  The only way I can listen to music through our stereo is if it’s NOT in my library.  I have to use our Apple Music account & not put anything in my library.  Believe it or not that really bothered me.

I had a mini-melt down Monday evening.  iTunes just went to shreds on me, & I was feeling a TON of stress regarding the Christmas season.  I spend my cash on 3 things, iTunes, concerts, concert merchandise & alcohol when I’m out of everything.  It’s nowhere close to what I used to spend on alcohol.  12 beer a month & 3 or 4 bottles of hard liquor 4 times a year.  I don’t drink at the football games because it is $9 for a regular size can of generic pilsner.  I can purchase a case of 15 pilsner cans for the house for $18 if I wanted to (which I don’t).

When the CFL is done with their contract to Molson Brewery.  I hope the teams can bring in local craft breweries (like the Roughriders intended with the new stadium).

 

Drummer, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, hospitalized for heart issues, but is in good spirit & is recovering.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-hospital-cancel-day-of-errors-tour/

 

Charles Manson died on the weekend as well.  Now Americans can rest assured that their taxes aren’t going towards keeping him alive.

 

Well we lost AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young last weekend.  I hope this isn’t the end of AC/DC for the fans out there.  I’m not an AC/DC fan, I’m a Motorhead fan.  However you know what you’re getting when you purchase either one of these bands albums.  I just prefer the sound of Motorhead.  Here’s Muse doing AC/DC’s “Back in Black” with singer Bryan Johnson of AC/DC.

 

A handful of concerts I’d love to go to but the money tree is bare & some are just bad timing for others to go.  I’ve never seen Queens of the Stone Age live, & they’re touring with Royal Blood as their opener.  I’ve also never seen Stone Sour or Halestorm live.  I am going to Big Wreck’s 20th anniversary of their first album “In loving memory of….” though!

 

These 2 above are making their way to Saskatoon, but it’s a Sunday.  It’s a co-headlining tour with 2 or 3 other bands opening for them.

 

I’ve also never seen Queens of the Stone Age live.  It’s May long weekend & many people are busy or just aren’t a fan of their new album & have decided that driving to Alberta or Manitoba isn’t worth it.

 

Stone Temple Pilots first performance of the new song “Meadow” with new singer Jeff Gutt.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

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

Emptied the dishwasher to “Dire Straits” the album “Brothers in Arms”

 

Kim calls me the human iPod.  My father & my brother are much the same.  When I was in the WRC & had exercise therapy, the radio was always on.  Somebody would ask our therapist “Who is this on the radio?”  Our therapist would ask me.  I’d respond with “Oh, that’s so & so.”  Once the message was delivered, I’d wait for 10 seconds & here the person’s reply to me.  “You weren’t even born yet!  How do you know that?”  I’ve got far too much useless trivia in my head!

 

Kim’s birthday on October 22nd 2002 (the year we started dating).  The Foo Fighters album “One by One” was released.  I bought 2 copies, 1 for me & 1 for Kim.  I also bought her a media stand to hold her CDs & electronics.

 

 

Kim’s much more involved with the fact that I’m alive at the moment.  From the instant of Tuesday, February 5th 2008, she was with me 24/7 until I was discharged on Thursday, July 26th 2012.  When she leaves for work in the morning, Brewster & I both miss her A LOT!

It’s 6 years from my leaving WRC & I miss her SO much each day.  Brewster starts to whine at me & the front door at 5:30 pm as if he’s saying “Is she coming back?”  When she gets home, all 11 pounds of Brewster nearly knocks her over!

I’m INCREDIBLY lucky to have her as my wife, she has incredible emotional strength & will power.  Guess what she told my parents on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008?  “He’s not going to die”.

 

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

 

The weekend update is changing to a specific topic each week.  There’s not much music news on a Saturday.  There may be a story or 2 at the end?

Nothing like complaining from a small rock/metal/blues band that has to be on social media for recognition!

http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-09-15/clutch-it-sucks-that-a-band-has-to-do-wacky-social-media-to-be-recognised

 

Why?  Did he find out something else about El Chapo?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/narcos-location-manager-shot-and-killed-in-mexico-w503606

 

Here you go AC/DC & Foo Fighters fans a cover of AC/DC by Foo Fighters

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-foo-fighters-cover-acdc-with-hives-singer-in-sweden-w503637

 

No new music coming my way until October 20th.  Kim’s birthday is October 22nd.  Lucky girl!  On the 20th I have a new Trivium album preordered & on the 27th I have Kelly Clarkson preordered!

 

Chester Bennington will have a tribute concert from his bandmates of Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-hollywood-bowl-celebration-chester-bennington-one-more-light-video/

 

I told you water & air would be on Gene Simmons list of things to trademark!

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-if-i-could-i-would-trademark-the-air-you-breathe/

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALL ABOUT KIM

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the new album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

 

Only 4 days, Kim took the day off, so did I!

160 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, some yoga.  Numbers stayed the same this week.  100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 20 back flexes, 40 pushups, 5 minutes of planking & random amounts of yoga first thing every day!

Why am I still alive after stage 4 brain cancer?  Family, friends but mostly Kim.  She’s been my rock/island whatever Simon & Garfunkel were singing about?

I would have literally died.  She learned how to administer my TPN (food & water IV).  She did that, so we could go to the lake, sleep at home, go out to a few concerts, etc.  She came to every appointment with me!  She’d push my wheelchair until I was strong enough to do it myself, she would give me my pills at night or get a nurse to do so when I was too weak to push my call button.  She argued with the hospitals to sleep on a cot beside my bed at each hospital I was in, & would write updates on how I was doing in a Facebook group of 500 people!  She was truly “The Nurse Who Loved Me”

Would I change anything?  Maybe the cancer part of my life or my attitude towards the end of it all, but nothing else comes to mind.

I asked Kim if she’d like to go see “Wonder Woman” in the theater.  She said “Why do we need to go to the theater?  I’m right here!”  Well played Kim, well played!

Routine annual cancer check up at the cancer center.  Saw the doctor that routinely tells me to lose weight.  Instead of just calling me fat once this year, she told me 3 times that I should “lose weight”.  After the appointment we went out for lunch, I had fish tacos, I think they’re my new favourite food!  I hope it’s relatively healthy?  It’s not like I eat much unhealthy food or drink heavily, oh well,

 

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

 

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

Highly Suspect shared their video…..

 

Didn’t take him long to realize he was totally wrong!

 

This won’t end well?  Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour vocals) vs. (Chad Kroeger Nickelback vocals).  All I have to say is, “Nickelback is diverse?  What did I miss?”  No doubt they’re doing well for themselves.  When you listen to Nickelback, AC/DC, or Motorhead, you know what you’re getting, I’m always up for some Motorhead!

 

It’s only June 23rd & it’s been a great year in music for me.  Big Wreck, The Watchmen, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, Ascot Royals, Paramore, Royal Blood, & these 4 albums yet to be released but I have them preordered!  I’ll have these by the end of September!  Most recent concert was Big Wreck w/ Ascot Royals opening.  FANTASTIC SHOW!

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I figure it’s close to the holidays, so 1-3 more blogs & my list of albums of the year should do it for 2016.  Yes, I already know what my New Year’s resolution is & I don’t make resolutions often.  I plan to add cardio to my exercise list.  Recumbent exercise bike or walking with my walker every Saturday morning.  I’ll need help & Kim has agreed to go with me.  We can walk in the parkade &  I’ll need help on & off the exercise bike.  Of course I’ll be doing that here.  No point in me spending money on a gym membership when I can do that here!

This pinched nerve thing can go away anytime.  It felt really as though it was “on the mend” during the week then on Saturday evening watching a movie with Kim, I had to ask her if she could move to the other couch so that I could lay down on my side.  At the moment it’s nearing 7:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  I’ve listen to 2.5 albums on my iPod while trying to get comfortable in bed, got up, shaved, had breakfast, poured a coffee, & now I’m here.  Waking up because of pain that early, not cool.

Tuesday evening, saw my chiropractor today & he’s confused as to why it hasn’t healed?  Another message therapy & another chiropractor appointment if needed.  4 weeks down the toilet exercise wise.

 

And all of the disbelievers will rant about how this is such a waste of time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/al-gores-an-inconvenient-truth-sequel-to-open-sundance-w455052

 

Another new Pentatonix tune from their Christmas album.

 

I can’t wait for March!!!!!!!  I’ve never seen them live!

 

Ace Frehley, KISS, real or fake merchandise.  The movie is my little info regarding KISS.

http://loudwire.com/stump-the-ace-kiss-legend-ace-frehley-real-or-fake-kiss-products/

 

10 supergroups.  Look at that Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden’ has been a part of 2 supergroups!

 

Third Ion, for those times when you really want to concentrate on music or just think of nothing & enjoy the ride.

 

Top 10 progressive rock/metal bands

NO “TOM SAWYER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Job well done but I just can’t get into rap music.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-hamilton-mixtape-shoots-up-to-number-one-w455100

 

10 best frontwomen in rock

 

Walk off the Earth Christmas movie

 

Kirk Hammett vs. Donald Trump (Kirk Hammett of Metallica)

 

Review of the latest Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/584cb163e4b0171331051170?timestamp=1481549261686

 

Original lineup of Live touring next year.  That gives them 3-5 respectable albums of songs to choose from.

http://loudwire.com/live-confirm-reunion-singer-ed-kowalczyk/

 

30 things you should know about Pentatonix

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/things-you-should-know-about-pentatonix?utm_term=.wd1BpxWJy#.fonnBVpxY

 

Vote for your favourite metal album of 2016.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-album-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Obama interviewed by ‘The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-reveals-why-he-wont-vanish-during-trump-presidency-w455542

 

‘Stitched up Heart’ shared it…

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about a new album from Ed Sheeran!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-teases-new-music-return-social-media-1911605?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Canada tends to get the typical “Canadian” tour from most groups.  Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver.  All are minimum a 2 or 3 day drive from Saskatchewan.  As much as I love live music, there’s no way I could justify sitting in a vehicle that long for a concert, & flying is too expensive!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/tom-petty-announces-only-2017-european-show-at-british-summer-time-hyde-park-1911596?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock songs of 2016.  Even before I’ve read it, I don’t agree with it, I’m sure you would choose differently also.

http://loudwire.com/20-best-rock-songs-2016/

 

Kanye West meets Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-details-donald-trump-meeting-w455691

 

Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!  “Freaktender”

 

Photo book of AC/DCs recent tour coming in 2017

http://loudwire.com/ac-dc-rock-bust-world-tour-photo-book-2017/

 

Metal fan myths.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t do drugs.  I also enjoy other music.  I don’t know every individual in the local metal group, the people I do know are pleasant & good to be around.  I don’t know anyone that’s a metal fan only.

 

Top 10 metal bands fronted by females.  Does “Halestorm” count as a metal band?

 

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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

SHORT ONE, GAME 1 FOR THE JAYS IN TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Oasis” the album “Definitely Maybe”

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I won’t be doing my exercises until Tuesday, Canada’s Thanksgiving is on Monday.  I just need to do some stretching.  Kim went to work today for the first time this week.  She’s probably still a bit sore but she can stand up straight now.  My joints & muscles are sore from doing my exercises & trying to do everything else that Kim does “around here”.  That’s the only reason I’m taking it easy.  Kim was trying to be “Supergirl” before her back went out, & I was trying to be “Wonderboy” when her back went out?

 

 

“Weezer” to release “Deluxe” version of the “White” album with 4 new songs

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/weezer-announce-white-album-deluxe-with-four-new-songs-w443532

 

AC/DC singer may be able to rejoin band with new technology?

http://loudwire.com/brian-johnson-back-onstage-six-months-new-hearing-technology/

LANGUAGE AT THE BEGINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Eric Clapton has a live album out!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-eric-clapton-play-soulful-wonderful-tonight-w443456

 

I hope this idiot enjoyed the last time they’ll be allowed in the “Rogers Center”!  This is what happened on Monday during the wild card game. Police got a hold of the guy on Tuesday or Wednesday?

 

Tonight at 12:00 am Eastern time I have these 3 albums coming to me.  Thanks iTunes!  Now if only the artists could spread out their release dates?  That’s too much at once!

 

What does former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, think of Metallica’s new album?

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

 

Alter Bridge singer, Myles Kennedy, 10 albums that changed his life.

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-10-05/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-10-records-that-changed-my-life

 

Pentatonix are filming a holiday special

http://on-camera-audiences.com/shows/Pentatonix_Holiday_TV_Special

 

Article regarding “In Flames” & their studio album coming out in November!

http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/in_flames_have_no_interest_in_recreating_the_past_with_12th_studio_album

 

Soundgarden shared it…..

 

 

Off to do some more stretching, take it easy today since I’m still sore, & watch the Blue Jays in Texas.

 

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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

…AND THE BLUE JAYS WIN……………..SURPRISE…..WITH A HOMERUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Nothing But Thieves” followed by “Opeth” the new album “Sorceress”

 

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The Blue Jays won 5-2 AWESOME!!!  4 runs came from home runs.  Would they have won without home runs?  One day they’ll go to the homerun well & it could be empty when they need it.  That’s the only thing they need to fix.  Everything else is REALLY good!  Baltimore is very similar.  Their 2 runs came from a 2 run homerun.  That game could have easily gone either way.

That was a baseball game!  2-2 in the 11th inning then a 3 run home run to end it!  How much do you want Edwin?  “Toronto’s got a blank check Eddie.  You write the price”

On to Texas!  That series will be ugly if history has taught us anything.  Toronto has had a target on their back since last year in Texas, Jose Bautista’s bat flip to be specific last year in the playoffs, followed by the fight this tear in May.

Wait so there’s fighting in Hockey, baseball, & football why do we need UFC/MMA or Boxing?

I’m waiting for baseball, not fighting.  I want to be entertained, I wonder why I gave up on hockey?  Oh, right because they all forgot how to score & started fighting instead?

 

I didn’t really exercise today.  I did 100 squats & then just stretched.  All of my joints & muscles are quite sore.  I’m guessing it’s from doing my normal exercises, helping Kim out more since she’s still has a very sore back, & wrangling Brewster, who can’t jump on the bed because it’s quite high, yet he jumps down quite often.

Kim is worried slightly about our financial situation.  She’s working as a contract worker aka she doesn’t get paid unless she’s there working.  She was to start a new job in the same office on Monday, filling in for a co-worker going on maternity leave.  That job will still be there when her back is better.  “In the meantime”, zippo income.

Today was a day to forget, Murphy’s Law.  Started at 8:00 am with Brewster puking on our bed.  Since then, everything I touch turns into a disaster.

Yeah, it stated snowing here today.  I don’t think it will stick around though?

 

Yes “Big Wreck” is still mixing the new album from the looks of it!

Audio clip on their Facebook page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think I heard some banjo in the background?  In a good way!

 

Consequence of Sound Masterpiece review.  “Green Day’s” Dookie LANGUAGE!!!!!!

 

Lzzy Hale & Jim Breuer cover AC/DC.  Yep, all 3 chords.  If you buy an AC/DC or Motorhead album you know what you’re getting.  I like Motorhead, I have 3 albums, that’s already more than I need!

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-jim-breuer-acdc-shoot-to-thrill-rock-carnival/

 

I’m guessing this is the first time I’d agree with Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-may-move-back-denmark-donald-trump-elected-president/

 

Country artist, Chris Henderson, is hitting the road.

“Looking forward to some great shows this month!

October 14th- OSAC Showcase (Saskatoon)

October 22nd- “Behind the Songs”- Creative City Centre (Regina)

October 28th- “Bull House Concert Series”

October 29th- Cabaret Fundraiser (Midale)”

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

“Alter Bridge” behind the song “The Other Side”

 

How Led Zeppelin adopted the folk side!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/led-zeppelin-iii-how-band-embraced-trippy-folk-side-w443492

This is not a “folk” song but it’s on the same album.  This is by far my favourite song of theirs!

 

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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

BACK TO THE GRIND………………..SORT OF.

I fell asleep to “The Tea Party” the album “The Edges of Twilight”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the double album “In Your Honor”/”In Your Honour”

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Yes, Monday was a day off here. I had some friends over from out of town/province in the afternoon. Was good to have most of us from University together, just lacking a few people.

My back is just an annoying pain today, nothing serious. I stretched it out & did a minimal amount of exercise. Just dialed things back a bit until I’m all better. Can’t jump in with both feet after two weeks being sidelined on the couch with a bad back.

Trade deadline for baseball was yesterday. Blue Jays ended up with 3 different pitchers, not bad, but not what I would have liked to see. I was hoping Jose Bautista, R.A. Dickey & Josh Thole would be gone. They’re not & fair enough I don’t run the team, I’m nothing more than an intense fan. If the club house is in good spirit, good enough for me. If it ain’t broke, don’t “fix” it.

After last night’s 14 inning loss 2-1 the Blue Jays are tied with the Boston Red Sox for 2nd place in their division 1 game behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, has added more dates to his book tour. That tells me, no new Tool album until next year at the earliest. I’m at a point, as a Tool fan, where I just don’t care. If they really wanted to, they could have recorded an album & released it once the lawsuit over the album art was over. They didn’t think ahead is all I can say, & whenever it’s released it had better be REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-book-tour-upcoming-memoir/

So “Green Day” is releasing a new single on August 11th. Will it be any good? Once they released the album “American Idiot” I didn’t really care about their music. I was disappointed with the singles. When I think of Green Day this is nowhere in my thoughts. Fair enough though. I don’t have to like what they release, they do. If they don’t like it, why would they be doing it?

http://loudwire.com/green-day-new-single-bang-bang-august/

Are we saying “Goodbye” to AC/DC?

http://loudwire.com/acdc-angus-young-on-brother-malcolm-axl-rose-cliff-williams-retirement/

“We are currently hard at work putting the final touches on the album, which has unfortunately forced us to push back the start of our tour and miss some previously announced festival dates. We’re sorry to miss these shows, but we will be announcing touring plans soon… “ – The Pretty Reckless

So there is an album!!! AWESOME! I thought it might just be a single?

“This new album is almost done? Personally I’ve worked harder on these songs than anything I have ever put my mental energies into.. It has leveled me and I sincerely hope it does the same to you. We started writing it months ago in LA, and organized the best grains of sand from ALL of the grains of sand that we’ve collected over the past year during our travels around the country and the world. After we sorted out our findings in LA we flew the sand over to Colombia and spent 4 weeks collecting air, energy and knowledge that we would use to weld our sand into a giant boulder. We took our new fusion boulder back to Brooklyn and spent the summer breaking it back into tiny grains of sand that have a different color and new spiritual presence so that we could build a beautiful castle and then finally we photographed it from every angle so that it could last forever even after the tide washed it away. And pretty soon you’ll be able to listen to those photos of that castle made from that boulder that was made from all the sand we’ve collected from around the world once we have it framed. I can see the finish line. You should start preparing. Recommending plywood for your windows and plenty of extra batteries and candles. Goodbye Mister Asylum.” – Highly Suspect

I really liked their debut album. Can they make an album without language in 7 of 10 songs?

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

I had stage 4 brain cancer, I survived I’m fine. I didn’t really know I had cancer until I was cured aka I don’t remember much of 2008 at all. Living with ALS would likely terrify me. If you’ve got even $5.00 to spare this guy could use it….

https://www.gofundme.com/saving-strength

OK? Why? Screw up the evidence the first go around?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/serial-maryland-ag-appeals-adnan-syed-retrial-w432186

Being Canadian, I obviously can’t vote in this 3 ring circus side show of a campaign. It’s been entertaining & somewhat worrisome from a distance, but the hits just keep on coming

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/gold-star-mom-to-trump-stop-running-for-president-w432102

The more I listen to “Dream Theater” the more I like them.

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-add-u-s-dates-the-astonishing-live-2016-tour/

Clutch video. I really like these guys, I’m glad Corey turned me onto them! It seems like Corey & I just saw them in Saskatoon opening for Lamb of God?

http://loudwire.com/clutch-a-quick-death-in-texas-video/

Alter Bridge shared it…

Is gender flipping the new thing for reboots? My question is; Are movie writers getting less creative? “Ah, we’ll rehash this one! People will eat it up!” I saw that movie 32 years ago, got anything new?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/gender-flipping-movies-the-new-gritty-reboot-w432125

Opeth is available for preorder on iTunes lead single with preorder, full album release September 30th

It just hit me there’s a TON of good stuff coming this year music wise. I’ve already grabbed 15 albums this year one is a live album & doesn’t count. Another one is Scream, the band Dave Grohl was in before he joined Nirvana! I checked & I know have 3 on preorder & 2 without a release date or preorder available.

All of that & photos of Royal Blood in the studio on their Facebook site!

LANGUAGE!!!!

Big Wreck also had photos on Facebook of them in the studio!!!!

As for Green Day, we’ll see? Good thing Foo Fighters are on hiatus & Tool is taking their sweet time. I see myself binge listening to their albums?

Consequence of Sound celebrates 25 years of the film “Silence of the Lambs”. I still have problems watching anything with Anthony Hopkins in it. Brr! Right down my spine!

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres