MY FRIENDS/COLLECTIVE SOUL

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I fell asleep to “Halestorm” the new album “Vicious”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “The Pleasure & the Greed”

 

Let me explain this before you judge me.  When I make a friend, it’s always a strong bond.  I have many friends, some in the city, some in other provinces of Canada, & some in other countries.  My friends are nothing short of AWESOME!

I was in the hospital for almost exactly 4 ½ years.  Many people came to visit me & that was great!  I went into the hospital having just turned 28 at the end of January 2008.

I missed out on a TON of stuff, as I expected.  The world doesn’t come to a grinding halt for anyone & it shouldn’t.  It will only slow down briefly, to mourn.

My friends did exactly what I would have wanted them to do!  Slow down for a bit, & carry on with their lives.

I was at a BBQ hosted by some friends, since a mutual friend, his wife & toddler were in town.  I realized that I didn’t know many people there & the people I did know have completely different lives now, with marriage & kids now.  I don’t blame any of them for doing what they wanted to do with their lives.  I’m actually very impressed by all of them being great parents, something I’m not likely to do.  I like kids, they’re fun!

I realized that I’m not 28 anymore.  My friends have kids & other circles of friends, & that’s a very good thing!  Priorities shifted once they had their own families to care for, & that’s where their priorities should be.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I was in a group of great people, & I clammed up!  I’ve also developed anxiety.  I was worrying last Friday about being in a large group.  How did this happen, I don’t know?  If I’m in a group of more than 10 people, I feel like the outcast.  It’s all in my head, I know that.  It’s tough for me to meet new people, since I just assume they see an iPatch & a wheelchair, other than what’s inside the wheelchair & under the iPatch.

This is stuff I need to get over, nobody else needs to change anything!

 

Nick Hennink & J.D. Lemire on CTV.

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1484928

 

Apple Music vs. Spotify.  For me, same thing, different pile.

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

 

Tool say they’re releasing an album next year.  I’ve heard this story for the last 3 years.  I’ll believe it when I have it.  This will be there follow up to “10,000 Days” released in 2006.  Roughly 12 years later, I’m expecting an INCREDIBLE album.

I’m a HUGE fan of Tool.  Tool is NOT a band that fits into a specific box.  Rock, metal, pop, tribal, rhythmic, etc.  They kind of cover it all, I prefer to call them a progressive band.  Not a specific type of music, just music

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

 

COLLECTIVE SOUL

I rarely listen to this group anymore.  For me, they come off as far too polished to be a rock band.  Everything on their albums are perfect & in sync.  When I listen to them I always wonder how much work does the producer & sound engineer have to do, or is that just how they are?  I saw them live a few years ago.  It was very much the same as listening to one of their recordings.  They’re either really good musicians or really good at faking it live.  I have 6 albums purchased on CD, nothing from iTunes.  I own 6 of 10 studio albums, the 10 albums do not include their Greatest Hits or the 2 live albums on iTunes.  This is the rock band my mother didn’t approve of when I was a young teen, but bought tickets for the family to see them at The Casino, because she wanted to see them.  I did listen to them recently, I really have nothing against their music, & they’re a band I’ve kind of grown out of.

 

1993    HINTS, ALLEGATIONS, & THINGS LEFT UNSAID

 

1995     COLLECTIVE SOUL   (Yes I played 3 songs from this album with my first band.)  This album does give me a nostalgic feeling, hearing these songs.

 

1997    DISCIPLINED BREAKDOWN

 

 

1999   DOSAGE

 

2000   BLENDER

 

2004    YOUTH

 

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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 “U2” the album “Zooropa”, then I listened to “Jack Johnson” the album “Brushfire Fairytales”, finally fell asleep partway through the new “Alter Bridge” album “The Last Hero”

I exercised to “Clutch” everything on shuffle.

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I got up to pee at 6:00 am.  That’s when we get up anyways so I started my exercises by about 6:05 am.  When Kim left for work, I had finished my squats, ½ of my leg lifts, & had done 870 crunches.  I finished my exercises by 8:30 am.  I was “exhausted”.  I sat on the couch where I had my coffee, juice, hardboiled egg, a Mandarin orange, & another full bottle of water.  Stayed there to watch 2 one hour late night talk shows.  Then I showered & now I’m here.  Yesterday Kim had to wake me up 3 times before I would get up.

 

Disclaimer you do whatever you want to with the internet, except cell phones at a live show, TURN THEM OFF please!  It’s annoying to others and will sound like garbage when you watch/listen to it on your 4 inch screen on your cell phone at home or on your tablet, iPad, or computer.  Wait a few months for a concert DVD or Blu-ray release.

 

Why do I choose to attain my music, DVDs, & Blue-rays via a purchase?  Here are a few reasons.

I pay for my music so that Apple can’t take it away if Apple Music shuts down.  I can’t replenish my music library all at once by spending $900 at once on digital music.  We pay for Netflix like everyone else does.  We were paying an extra $4 a month to a website so we could use both Canadian & American Netflix.  Before that site was shut down 3 TV series I was partially through disappeared.  I was watching “Criminal Minds”, “The Wonder Years”, & “Quantum Leap”.  All 3 vanished from Netflix weeks before the website disappeared.  If it’s a TV series I really like & don’t have access to I buy the DVDs.  “Criminal Minds” is one of my favourite shows on TV, I already had the available seasons, 1-9 I think it was, on DVD.  Good thing I had the DVDs or I probably wouldn’t have access to older shows.  We don’t have HBO because it’s an extra $20 a month for 3 channels so I bought “Sonic Highway” the Foo Fighters’ miniseries from iTunes.  It’s mine.  I paid for it legally & yes I’ve watched it multiple times.  Streaming sites for actual shows will likely be common practice in 15 years if not sooner.  Sporting events, news, & maybe talk shows won’t be on streaming sites.  Cable & DVDs might be more money, but no one can legally take them away from me.  I haven’t seen the FX series of “Fargo” our cable company does not have that channel as an option.  I’d like to see it, but it’s on another streaming site.  Those multiple streaming sites will add up to paying for cable or “satellite”.  Our streaming sites don’t include Hulu either, so I have no idea what’s on there other than “The Path” starring Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”.  I’m in no dire need to see it.  If it shows up on Netflix or our digital cable sure I’ll watch it.

 

I’ve watched the older shows when I was younger, they were available on cable in Canada, but not now?  I don’t NEED to see them again but I’d like to have the option to see them?

Once I’ve purchased an item, it’s mine for as long as I want it.  Nobody can legally take it away from me & it will always be right where I left it.  Does anyone still have Napster files that were downloaded when it first came out in 1999?  I don’t?

 

New “Muse” 360 music video

 

From the mouth/GM of the Toronto Blue Jays

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/blue-jays-plan-extend-qualifying-200911249.html

 

“Tool” gave up one of their 2 Facebook pages.  This is from the newly named Facebook page, “Metal Music Something?”  This is NOT a new “Tool” song.

 

Interview from Consequence of Sound with Tegan & Sara

 

10 bands that have told politicians to stop using their music.  It’s called copy write, royalties, & permission.  Pretty simple!

http://loudwire.com/10-bands-who-told-politicians-to-stop-using-their-music/

 

Howard Stern interview with Lady GaGa.  WARNING!!!  Audio optional inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-lady-gaga-on-buying-frank-zappas-house-pussy-glue-w446478

 

Article with the singer of “The Pretty Reckless” on why rock is not dead!  I don’t think rock is dead, it’s just more difficult to find?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7550076/pretty-reckless-taylor-momsen-rock-election?utm_source=twitter

 

Right from the “Econoline Crush” Facebook timeline

“This coming year ‘The Devil You Know’ turns 20 years old. It’s hard to fathom that much time has gone by. Brand new music is being recorded right now. New album in 2017.”

 

Singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Alter Bridge” interview.  Video inside the link!

http://www.hardforce.fr/metalxs/18000/metalxs-presents-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge-interview-live

Sorry, when “Alter Bridge” release an album, they make sure there’s a mountain of publicity about it!

 

Bob Weir on “The Grateful Dead” legacy

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/bob-weir-on-grateful-deads-legacy-adele-fames-downside-w446470

 

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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

I’LL REACH MY NORMAL EXERCISE NUMBERS VERY SOON!

I fell asleep to “Paul McCartney & Wings” the album of “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “90s Alternative Playlist” on Apple Music.

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Yes, my muscles have been a bit sore over the weekend, I did reach my numbers in 3 exercises today! Tomorrow, I’ll do some of the 4th exercise & see how it feels?

I don’t put anything on the account, it’s a “free” preview for what I’ll purchase on iTunes. If you want to use it like I do, 2 computers are vital. One computer here has Apple Music & the other has iTunes. When we signed up for Apple Music it doubled all of the iTunes files. Once we separated the 2 accounts it was fine. So, I use it, but I don’t use it for “free” music. It, more like satellite radio but cheaper & WAY better! Apple won’t take the iTunes purchase files, I hope? If we stop paying the subscription for Apple Music, it’s all gone.

I don’t know if I’ve shared this on here yet? If I have, sorry? Feel free to skip past this if you like.

Movie ratings on iTunes are absolutely ridiculous to me, as are most ratings or reviews. I’ve rented and purchased 2 separate movies on iTunes. Both movies were given -22% & -27% reviews & I liked them both. Batman vs. Superman -27% & The Boss -22%. I busted a gut watching The Boss which we rented. I bought Batman vs. Superman & have watched the Ultimate Edition at least 5 times at home & once in the theater.

Batman vs. Superman will have quite few spinoffs that have been confirmed by trailers at comicon. I’m extremely anxious for them. I’ve heard some bad things about “Suicide Squad” though. I will champion Batman vs. Superman as 1 of my favourite comic book movies! But that’s me, not anyone else. I’ve heard rumour Ben Affleck will appear as Batman for 5 or 6 movies? Just a rumour though? Here are the upcoming spinoffs.

You’re gonna have DC vs. Marvel eventually & I’m in for both franchises!

I got 87% see what you can get! Name that band on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine!

http://stars.topix.com/quiz/17521/qidx1

I still wonder “How many of his hits occurred while on performance enhancing drugs?” He lied, got caught for a 2nd time, was suspended for a year, & continued to lie throughout his suspension. A-RoId will not be anywhere close to the Hall of Fame despite his impressive numbers!

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/alex-rodriguez-released-by-new-york-yankees-w433148

Fan stabbed at a Megadeth show in Argentina

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-members-visit-man-allegedly-robbed-stabbed-argentina-show/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Missing male in Regina.

http://cjme.com/article/787808/police-searching-missing-42-year-old-regina-man

The Pretty Reckless’ Facebook page, Timeline

“Big announcements tomorrow! Stay tuned..” I’m guessing a release date &/or a preorder for the album?

^^This is the single they released a few weeks ago!

Frances Bean Cobain plays Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” short video inside the link.

http://www.nme.com/news/kurt-cobain/95528?utm_campaign=nme-daily-8th-aug-08-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

BASEBALL GAME TODAY aka I’LL BE OUT OF HERE EARLY

I fell asleep to “Room 333” the entire album “Red Dragon” followed by half of “Tegan & Sara” the album “Heartthrob”

I exercised to “Chevelle” all 8 on shuffle for a bit then “Chromeo” the album “White Woman”

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Who gets to take an afternoon off to be at a baseball game at 4:00 pm eastern time in N.Y.? It baffles me that they have a decent crowd for games at that time?

So I was watching “The Ellen Degeneres Show” while she interviewed Hillary Clinton. They’re both tired of the campaign, who isn’t? At least when it’s all said & done they get to vote. As Canadians we just get to watch the 3 ring circus called Donald Trump until, hopefully November. If he gets elected I’ll be EXTREMELY worried! Face it, nobody gives a hoot about Canada, we’re pretty much known as that cold country above the USA. I don’t really follow politics at all, & I don’t vote. I’m not telling you who to vote for, I’m saying I’d vote for Hillary Clinton ASAP! If Trump is elected, I’ll suggest to Justin Trudeau that Canada should build a wall at our southern border & make the USA pay for it? Remember Trump, you’re “…really rich…”

Ronnie James Dio released “Holy Diver” 33 years ago Wednesday.

http://loudwire.com/dio-holy-diver-anniversary/

Third Ion album teaser for their 2nd album

Green Day albums ranked

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

I do like “Uno” which is ranked among the worst albums. Music is VERY subjective. To each their own!

Pretty good despite the lack of a 2nd guitar!

At midnight eastern time tonight the new “Tegan and Sara” album “Boyfriend” will be available for download on iTunes.

In Flames shared it……

Tremonti’s on the road

“Landed in Frankfurt! I have no idea how the crew is going to fit all of our gear into this tiny trailer, hope they are good at Tetris!”

Let’s see what the kid thinks of “Dust”

For what it’s worth I prefer “Cauterize” over “Dust” both are really good though, if you’re into this type of music.

Well, look at that another article, Q & A, with Mark Tremonti?? Who’d have thought.

http://www.headbangerslifestyle.com/interviews/397/tremonti-qa-with-mark-tremonti

Cross walk musical with James Corden “The Lion King”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-seth-rogen-rose-byrne-stage-the-lion-king-on-corden-20160526

Chris Cornell celebrates 25 year anniversary of “Temple of the Dog”. FANTASTIC album!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-celebrates-return-temple-of-the-dog-masters/

New band alert, well I’ve never heard of them? “Stitched up Heart” borderline metal if you like “Halestorm” and/or “The Pretty Reckless”, this is worth checking out. First full length album available for preorder on iTunes. Release date of June 17. There is also a single & a 3 song EP on iTunes available now.

http://loudwire.com/stitched-up-heart-monster-video/

I went to iTunes to preorder this album. We now have an “Apple Music” account & now iTunes is screwed up again. I search for something I’ve bought in “My Music” & it takes me to the “Apple Music” site? How I wish Steve Jobs was still alive!

Oh, Jimmy Fallon with Adam Sandler.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-adam-sandler-jimmy-fallon-honor-troops-with-garth-brooks-parody-20160526

Halestorm shared it…..

AC/DC likes what Axl Rose is doing, while fronting the band in Europe.

http://loudwire.com/angus-young-axl-rose-ac-dc-doing-very-well/

Anyone interested in some “Tremonti” “Cauterize” merchandise? Get it now! They’re clearing out the warehouse.

http://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/tremonti/79109,l-en.html

Dave Grohl’s group “Scream” before he joined Nirvana is on iTunes. ThisI album is only available on this site. iTunes has other albums.

http://www.dischord.com/release/083/fumble

I love me some Stevie Wonder, especially this song!!!

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

TECHNOLOGY

I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the latest release “The Astonishing”

I exercised to “Tenacious D/The Self Proclaimed Greatest Band in the World” the album “The Pick of Destiny”. Here’s something from their first album that isn’t vulgar or offensive.

Followed by a lot of silence. The album wasn’t long enough.

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To tie in with yesterday’s theme I guess? North America & many other places have made huge strides with technology. You can have a computer on your wrist or in your pocket, carry 20,000 songs with you, yet not a mere fraction of a second goes by that one human is taking the life of someone else all over the world. So what do we turn to if were attacked by a senseless act of violence? Technology, we’ll just make a bomb bigger & more powerful than our enemies have? As much as I’d like it, world peace certainly doesn’t seem realistic in my short time here? We’ve got all of these advances in technology & it seems that so much of it is going into weapons to freak someone out. Why? Money, religion, power, land, etc. It’s 2016 yet we’re still dealing with these minor things like sexuality, race, drugs, violence. When does someone say “Enough already”?

I don’t want to spend my life looking over my shoulder, & I don’t intend to! Why? I’m saying “Enough already”! Remember the rule “treat others as you’d like to be treated”? Yeah, I forgot it for a while also. It makes sense though, doesn’t work with everyone all of the time though.

Well summer’s almost here, I’m nowhere close to my lovely swimsuit body, ah well. I don’t really need it if I plan on staying by the vent with the air conditioning on, watching baseball & football while having a beer or two?

Halestorm is playing the Golden Gods Awards

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-05-03/halestorm-playing-metal-hammer-golden-gods-awards-show

Blink 182 news

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mark-hoppus-denies-meeting-with-tom-delonge-blink-182-reunion-20160503

Best Metal albums so far of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016-so-far/

Anthrax, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Tremonti, & Rob Zombie are the ones for me so far!!

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Explains Full Album Shows
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-guitarist-mike-mccready-explains-full-album-shows-20160504

Great idea! Ask a musician to help overhaul a free music streaming site cosmetically?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-music-taps-trent-reznor-to-aid-overhaul-efforts-20160504

50 best Star Wars characters. May the 4th be with you & all of that Star Wars stuff.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/50-best-star-wars-characters-20151203

Hahahahahahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/photoshop-fun-rockers-donald-trump-hair/

A little of Beck for emptying the dishwasher music

Then some of Billy Joel’s “Greatest Hits” during my lunch. When I’m here alone, there’s always music on!

I just needed to not listen to “Tremonti”, “Ben Harper”, & “Rob Zombie” for a bit. That’s almost everything I’ve been listening to since Friday.

Scott Stapp is now the singer of Art of Anarchy

http://loudwire.com/scott-stapp-joins-art-of-anarchy-clarifies-stone-temple-pilots-rumors/

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres