SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH/LIMBLIFTER

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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”

I exercised to “Dead Sara” the album “Dead Sara”

 

I made a joke or at least tried to on Sunday’s post?  I’m far less doom & gloom than I am most of the time.  The fact that I made an effort to make a joke is just how I am most of the time.  Example; I give blood for a blood test & I usually say “Kim….would you please hold my hand?”  Just as they’re ready to take blood for the test.

I take all of this cancer & depression talk very seriously.  When I make a joke is just to keep the mood light, not disown it!  If I didn’t, it likely would be doom & gloom more often.  Being able to admit my issues with my brain was the feeling of a HUGE weight being lifted off of my shoulder.  I know there’s a long way to go probably but I don’t want to be all doom & gloom through it.  That would likely add to the problem.

In complete transparency.  How incredible is Kim!?  No wonder Brewster picked her to be the first person he ever willingly went to when we bought him.  There’s one of the things Brewster & I have in common.  We both picked Kim.  “You chose a really good mommy little guy!”  That’s what I tell Brewster every day!  Yes I talk to my dog, but it’s a very one sided conversation.

I take my mental health very seriously.  I also look at it as another obstacle to overcome.  Is my mental health tied to my cancer?  I don’t know, but I don’t want it to be?  They say in baseball that usually a player that can’t do well on one side of the ball will fail on the other side of the ball.  I don’t agree with that & I’m proof that it’s not usual.  I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn when I played.  On the infield I was a vacuum & wanted every ball to be hit in my direction!  So I don’t tie my mentality to cancer, at least that’s how I see things?

I NEVER want to play the cancer card.  That seems just wrong & a poor excuse for my behavior!

Kim got a hold of my doctor on Tuesday.  He said he’ll get it all done for me & refer me to a professional which I can’t seem to remember the name or place of at the moment.  So the ball has started rolling.  This whole thing is me not liking myself & that I hurt others with my words.  Not cool!  I don’t want to verbally/emotionally hurt anyone anymore!

If you’ve been reading this all along, you know I want just dig in & get started yesterday.  I just have to remain patient.

 

I think Apple just put the final nail in their own coffin?  Apples iTunes service, as of April 1st, will not allow any 3rd party music at all!  You have a CD to add to iTunes or anything from a friend?  Not going to play on any Apple software.  You have to get it from the streaming store on Apple Music or the iTunes store.  No this isn’t an April fool’s joke.  This has been coming for about 6 months or more.  If my classic iPod wasn’t still working fine, I’d jump ship download a reasonable free player & order CDs.

I can’t see this mess lasting for long?  Gotta say I miss Steve Jobs!  Smarter than those he left behind at Apple, who was one of the leading tech companies, have been struggling since his passing.

April fool’s day!  He’s not running for president & Tom Brady isn’t retiring.

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/dave-grohl-announces-2020-presidential-bid/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1aDilLjQktCVYIVjmQbb4_-Z2VfNwTeXIMj0P9GK5f9pGu1qB_uNPy9Ms

He wrote the song “Run” about running away from the president who shall not be named.

Alter Bridge’s 6th album is in the recording process.  Drums have finished being recorded.  I hope the wait “…won’t be long…”

 

 

LIMBLIFTER

“Limblifter” came out of the ashes of “The Age of Electric”.  One of the people that would fix the presses, The Print Doctor, is actually a brother to the drummer & guitarist/singer of the group.  I think they’re based in British Columbia now, but I’m not positive of that, take it with a grain of salt?  Last time I saw them was before I had cancer, probably 2006?  I have 2 of their 3 albums one of them is on CD….

 

1996   LIMBLIFTER

 

2000   BELLACLAVA

I only own those 2 albums but they have 3 I believe.  I might get their final album “I/O” that’s what they were touring for on their last tour before I went into the hospital.

 

I don’t want this to come off as funny.  FINALLY AFTER 2 SEASONS “SUPERMAN” IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve been waiting for this move since early – middle of 2017.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/jays-trade-kevin-pillar-to-giants-1.5081250?fbclid=IwAR2-QPoGgJSvC3ubn7giF6HhTCCW-3kSnc5PxFmYHo-sQVumYzoMnHoPiNY

 

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Lullabies to Paralyze”, followed by “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Into the Sun”

 

5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 200 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes, & some walking this week.

I don’t know why, but Wednesday I was extremely tired?  I’m guessing it’s likely because I got up at 7:30 am, after going to bed around 11:15 pm the night before.  I got up & did my exercises, had breakfast, then showered before we left to see the doctor at 10:30 am.  I ended up being ready to go with an hour to wait until we left.

I didn’t really get to rest between my sets of the 4 exercises on Wednesday.  I was rushing through everything, because I didn’t want to be late for the appointment.

My exercises tires me out on a normal day, not taking a full minute of rest between sets made me over tired.  When I got home, I made my lunch & stretched out on the couch.  I fell asleep for 20 minutes or so listening to “Flatlined” from Ontario.

We played shows with them as they toured across Canada a few times.  Great band & great people.  Whenever they came to Regina, we’d play a show with them.  Even when I was diagnosed with cancer, they made a point of coming to the hospital to see me in 2008.  Great band that didn’t get the recognition they deserved!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/385897924

A TON of mutual respect between our bands.

 

I was REALLY psyched to see “Into Eternity” on April 20th but alas that is Easter weekend among a few other responsibilities.

 

Apple has banned any & every non-iTunes or non-Apple Music purchase from being on their music player at the end of March.  If you don’t buy or stream your music from Apple music or iTunes, they will take it away.  This will bite them in the butt!  I’m 39 years old.  My entire life I’ve been allowed to trade cassettes, CDs, & vinyl with no issue.  I’ll continue to purchase music from iTunes, since my 160 gb iPod still works & I use it daily.

I’ll still be able to order a CD from www.amazon.ca , I’ll also be able to purchase a CD & support the artist at a show.  It feels a lot like Apple is making up the rules as we go along.  With this type of decision making the President might have a job after politics!

Won’t this be very close to creating a monopoly for Apple as far as actually downloading music?  If so, I’m jumping off the Apple bandwagon, if possible.  Great move in theory, not in reality though!

What should Apple do?  I’ve got 7 CDs that are not on Apple Music or iTunes, put EVERYTHING on Apple Music & iTunes.  They’re either out of print or the group didn’t become popular enough for Apple to acknowledge them?  From now on I guess it will have to be from Apple or CD for any other player.

When my iPod dies, I’m thinking about sending it in for the 128 GB iPod Touch & switching to a different player & using Kim’s 1st generation iPhone for it, no the number will not be activated!

Toronto Blue Jays preseason ends on Tuesday after 4 televised games starting tomorrow.  A day off on Wednesday, then the regular season starts on Thursday!  Very young team, this season will likely be full of “growing pains”

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Friday ended with myself & a friend of mine watching the Jays game.  I asked Kim to hold my hand when it was 6-5 in the 9th inning with one out, she refused.  I was sweating & Trevor was having a hard time watching the final 2 outs with the bases loaded.  It all worked out well, 6-5 for the Jays but difficult to watch.  Kim & I watched Friday’s Ellen afterwards & went to bed.

Saturday, I slept in until 11:30 am.  Kim was already up & watching TV.  We watched the first 2 episodes of “13 Reasons why” season 2 on Netflix.  I then began watching the Jays game that’s in Philadelphia.  I watched them lose 2-1 seems to be the trend lately.  We then binge watched more of “13 Reasons why” on Netflix.  Lightning outside last night, but Brewster seemed OK, not great though.  He was pacing around the place a lot, hiding in the bathroom.  He was WAY better than how he usually is.  I just wanted to hold him & let him know everything would be OK.  I’m a big softy that way.  In total we’ve watched 6 of 13 episodes of “13 Reasons why”

 

Busy Sunday, & a more stuff to do.  We were at Corey & Jolene’s place so I could finally meet the one month old kiddo.

 

ODDS

A rock group out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  I own their first 4 albums on CD, iTunes & streaming sites didn’t exist at the time (insert old joke here).  They weren’t & aren’t a recognizable name, even in Canada.  I, of course am quite the fan.  Just because you don’t see their name here all of the time doesn’t mean I don’t listen to them.  They kicked off their career in 1991.  I was 11 years old at the time, still in elementary school.  A friend of mine got me hooked on them, I’ve been a fan ever since…..

 

1991      “Neapolitan”

 

1993     “Bedbugs”     These 2 songs were likely their most successful efforts.

 

1995    “GOOD WEIRD FEELING”

 

1996    “NEST”

There are more albums, but these are the 4 I have.  The singer for “It Falls Apart” recorded the ending theme song for a Canadian TV show filmed in Rouleau, Saskatchewan.

 

Adam Levine & James Corden get pulled over by police during carpool karaoke.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/adam-levine-james-corden-sing-maroon-5-in-carpool-karaoke-w520755

 

Audio interview with “Greta Van Fleet” backstage at a music festival.

 

iTunes rumours!  Truly “FAKE NEWS” MUCH LIKE FOX & FRIENDS

I didn’t like this idea at all.  So I called Apple regarding this.  The person I spoke with told me it’s not true, thank goodness!  If this was true, I’m sure that those of us with iTunes accounts would have been emailed regarding this.

Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Spotify, etc.  All of these streaming music sites are considered to be the worst 4 letter word out there!  To me they’re the work of the devil!

Who decided that music/an art should be free?  Water & food should be free, it’s far more important to life than music!

I think any type of payment to the musicians would depend on their contract with their label?  I’m not positive about that, but I know a few local/signed groups that gets a fair piece of the money spent on iTunes.

If streaming an album gives the artists $0.03 as payment.  The musicians might as well record it, keep it to themselves & tour/sell T-Shirts, & other swag….and don’t forget to buy their fragrance or alcohol they’ve slapped their name on.

In the end you attain your music your way, & I’ll purchase mine.  I may not have a ton of cash, but that doesn’t mean everybody else should be the same way.  Judge me if you want, I’m not about to judge anyone for getting almost free music.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/OPTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Endgame”

Not much happening here Friday evening.  TONS of snow though, highways & the ring road are shut down.  I was going to attend a funeral Saturday morning but getting my wheelchair through all of the snow would have been impossible.  We watched some Netflix & stayed indoors.

Saturday was a stay inside day too.  Just a TON of snow & I hear there are major ruts in the roads.  Sounded like a day of TV, youtube, & “Pitch Perfect 3” on blu-ray.

AWESOME & HILARIOUS movie, I REALLY like all 3 of them!  I still haven’t seen “Black Panther” though.

I continue to become more of a “Metallica” fan.  To say that Metallica is uncharted territory for me is an overstatement!  This album is my most recent addition.  If I was to get another Metallica album it might be “Ride the Lightning”?

I now have 8 studio albums on my iTunes by Metallica.  “Hardwired…..to Self-Destruct” is still my preferred album of theirs but that may change, the further I go into the dark side?

Today we are getting ready for the 4 day week ahead.  I’m thinking I’ll post just this blog & Thursday’s post as my “WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL”.  No need for a Wednesday post this week.

I want to act like a parent & treat certain things like a young child “NO!  No more technology until you fix the stuff that’s broken”.  “America, were taking all of your guns away.  When you learn to play nice we might give them back with tighter rules”.  If another person doesn’t have a gun, why does another civilian NEED one?  If you’re not an officer of the law or part of the military, you only need a gun for hunting if you’re into that.  A rifle that can hold one bullet at a time.

 

TECHNOLOGY

I wasted almost an entire day trying to make stuff work, apps & such.  Yeah, I’m slowly dipping my toe in the water of technology.  The further I go, the less I can use the way I want to.  When it works, it is FANTASTIC, when it doesn’t it is HORRIBLE & FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t need every new piece of technology that comes out, you’re convinced by commercials that you NEED it.  With that being said, you & I are at the mercy of technology or communication companies like Access, Shaw, Sasktel, Bell, Rogers, etc.

We already have desktop computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, iPad minis, iPods, HD TVs, super slow motion replays, etc.  We don’t need this stuff.  I was born in 1980.  Didn’t have any of these things aka I can survive without them.  Yeah, some of that stuff I have.  A desktop computer, an iPod classic that still works & 2 HDTVs, both with a PVR in HD.  I’m good with where were at with everything.  How about fixing the technology we have, before creating more of a mess?  All of this stuff is optional, you can buy it or leave it be.  Totally up to the individual.  Example; I choose not to own any type of mobile device, maybe that bothers people.  If I’m out or doing something I’m sorry I don’t have time to discuss something with you.  This is all stuff you WANT but don’t NEED!

I don’t like seat warmers in a car, if it’s on, I turn it off.  I didn’t need it before & I don’t need it now.

Why did I ever learn to read, there’s almost an emoji for EVERYTHING.  Now there are drones & robots.  Wait, I’ve heard this story before……….Trump is president & there are robots which means the human race could possibly be wiped out?  Hahahahaha!

By the way I did NOT search for any of the videos on this topic.  They were just on my opening page of www.youtube.com

Steve Jobs is severely missed!  Apple is, unfortunately, going downhill fast.  “Ah, I need the same gadget as everyone else has.”  Who told you that?

I can’t say I’m a fan of Apple products or their software, their customer service is REALLY good though.  I’ve never had a customer service person call me to give me an update just to say “…the engineers are working on the issue at the moment….”  Yes, I get my music from iTunes & I still have a working iPod classic from late 2011 or early 2012.  Some musicians I’ve talked with are getting a large amount of the money spent on iTunes.  Must be something they’ve put in their contract with the label?  How about, “JUST MAKE STUFF WORK ALL OF THE TIME PLEASE.”

Even better how about developing a cheap way to get clean drinking water, food & shelter to those who need it?

 

Deadpool 2 trailer, May 18th in theaters.

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

 

Slash, or whatever his mom calls him, has confirmed that he has been in the studio with Myles Kennedy working on an album to be released in the fall.

http://loudwire.com/slash-myles-kennedy-and-the-conspirators-fall-2018-album/

 

What are “Lamb of God” up to?

I REALLY enjoyed “Justice League”, but I’m not the same as everyone else.  Fair enough.  If you’re on the fence, watch it & form your own opinion!  I didn’t care for either “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but a lot of people did.

Lamb of God’s Facebook status

“Before Lamb of God, there was “Burn he Priest”. Today we’re excited to resurrect “Burn the Priest” for a full length album titled Legion: XX, out May 18, featuring covers of artists that inspired us to form the band over twenty years ago. Pre-order merchandise bundles & watch the video for “Inherit the Earth” now at burn-the-priest.com”

 

Burn the Priest – Legion: XX

  1. Inherit the Earth (The Accüsed)
  2. Honey Bucket (Melvins)
  3. Kerosene (Big Black)
  4. Kill Yourself (S.O.D.)
  5. I Against I (Bad Brains)
  6. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos)
  7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)
  8. One Voice (Agnostic Front)
  9. Dine Alone (Quicksand)
  10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags)

 

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, followed by “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”, & finally “Phillip Phillips” the album “Behind the Light”

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The extent of my week has been rather focused on my sciatic nerve.  I saw the chiropractor the other day and a message therapist Thursday evening.  It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH better than it was!  My chiropractor got the muscle to move quite a bit & at my message therapy appointment Thursday, she could tell.

It’s not perfect but more of a “Hope this can tide you over until the cortisone shot”?  It is really nice to have such little pain in my leg for the time being!  It still could be 5 weeks or so until an appointment can be made for my MRI.

 

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question”.  I’ve heard that many times over my 37 years & it’s always been true.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.  Obviously I need help from time to time.  Here’s an example; we were out for dinner a few weeks ago.  I had to use the washroom before we left the restaurant.  I asked where it was & I was on my way.  I got to the washroom & because I am still quite weak, the door felt as though it was 100lbs.  A waitress was walking by so I asked if she could help me with the door.  No problem!  Sure she’s half the size of me, but much stronger than I.

When I was discharged from the WRC, I could barely lift one of our dinner plates, now I lift 2 or 3 at a time when I’m emptying the dishwasher.  Things are getting back to “normal”.  The only thing is that “normal” looks a bit different than it used to.  There’s no point in me getting frustrated or angry about my situation.  What good will that do anyone?

After so much time with certain doctors I realized something.  I’m living on borrowed time.  These doctors deal with everybody’s medical issues every day, for the 15 minutes I’m there I might as well keep things light & not so serious.  When I show up we don’t need to be so serious & wonder what the next pill is I should ween off, let’s have some fun & forget about my cancer for a bit!  Can you imagine how a doctor of any kind can get stressed, let alone a doctor dealing with a cancer patient can get?!  I’m alive!  Don’t be so serious all of the time.  I’ll be serious when I ask for help with something & once it’s done, I shall return to being a nut job!  (Stick with my strength)

 

Article with “The Pretty Reckless”

https://www.grammypro.com/national/blogs/imperfections-make-it-perfect-pretty-reckless-talk-shop-songwriting-and-newest-album

 

Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/andy-shauf-james-corden-late-late-show-1.4008103

 

Well they were stars in the………………………………………….1980s most of them

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

 

I had issues with 3 movies I had bought from iTunes, so I called their help number & it was FANTASTIC!  I called the line for those with disabilities since I’m unable to get to the hardware needed & the assistance was great!

 

I came across this trailer, & I’m ready to “Geek Out”

 

New Chris Cornell song

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-the-promise/

I can’t find it on iTunes but apparently it’s on a movie soundtrack of the same name?

 

Tickets here $60 festival kickoff in Burlington, Ontario with “The Offspring” & “Live” Saturday, June 10th.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1445805

Yep, I’ve preformed this “Offspring” tune.

 

Pentatonix put a 6 song EP up for preorder today & this comes with the preorder

 

Check out these 25 musical guests on SNL over the years!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/saturday-night-live-rocks-25-greatest-musical-performances-w468638/simon-and-garfunkel-october-18th-1975-w471294

 

Songs I’ve played live.  I was never the head honcho in any band.  The 3 bands I was in were always 4 equal partners.  I just happened to be the singer.

 

 

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Friday evening I watched the Blue Jays lose 2-0 to Cleveland in game 1 of a best of 7 series.  Cleveland won the game, Blue Jays didn’t really lose it.  If they can score 4-7 a game they should be able to win the series?  The Blue Jays scoring 4 runs in a game is not out of the question.  They have scored that many in one inning multiple times this year.  I think their “mantra” should be “Do what I did to get here, then do just a bit more”.  Pretty difficult to win a game when you don’t score.  Either way, this team will look very different next year.  I think there’s 8 players who have contracts expiring in the offseason & Rogers won’t be opening the purse strings to sign them all.  That includes some big names; Bautista, Encarnacion, & Michael Saunders.  Then some that will venture into arbitration.  This year is sort of a catch 22 for the GM & President.  If they win, everyone that can will be asking for more money, even now that they’re in the playoffs this could happen.  If they lose, well it’s a business of what have you done for me lately?

Saturday morning, I should have just stayed in bed, it was a day of Murphy ’s Law.  “This was easy yesterday, why not today?”  Then I get mad at myself.  The afternoon & evening turned out to be much better!  We went over to Corey & Jolene’s place for the Saskatchewan Roughriders win their 5th game of the year, 4 wins in a row.  Kim’s back was out for Hannah’s 3rd birthday.  Hannah got her birthday gift today from us, & we got supper and birthday cake!  Oh, and beer mmm!  Came home to watch the recorded Blue Jays game.  2 losses in a row.  Pretty hard to win 2 games when score 1 run over the course of 2 games.

 

Corey’s trying to sell me on Apple Music.  I use it to preview an album in it’s entirety, but if Apple Music goes down, there goes my music.  So I purchase my music through iTunes.  Sure, I spend more money & I have to cool it now, but what I have will always be there, I own it.  If Apple, with their steady decline in the market, takes away my music, that’s flat out stealing from a customer?  At first when he started using it he said something to the tune of “Make a list of what you listen to on Apple Music.  If it goes down, then purchase it.”  Solid point, but I can’t spend $600 all at once on music?  I’m just not comfortable with streaming sites.  Streaming site or not, artists aren’t making nearly as much money as they used to.  All of the 1980s hair metal groups made a pile of money & pretty much got whatever they wanted, so why not pay for music now?  I look at streaming sites as cheap satellite radio X 100.  You can listen to exactly what you want to hear, but it could be taken away at any moment.  That’s just how I see it.  Use a streaming site or not, there’s no manual about how to use the internet.

Everybody has a cell phone, I choose not to.  Does that make me or anyone else “with or without” wrong?  I don’t think so?

 

Sunday, try to do as little as possible, unless Kim has some fancy idea that I’d have to help her with.  We don’t do much on Sundays.  Kim gets groceries & cleans, steams her work close.  I do what I’m told.  Once that’s done, it’s couch time!

 

In Flames album trailer for the album “Battles”

 

10 best Metallica riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

What’s funny is listen to these 2 riffs!  They’re identical, Queens of the Stone Age just split the Metallica riff in half & it’s played on bass.  If you’re a guitar player, look up the music or tab!

 

Another tune from “Jimmy Eat World”

 

Brody Dalle, formerly of “The Distillers” now married to Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, has a new video.  I guess it’s from the 9 song album she released in April.  I wasn’t a Distillers fan.  This is all news to me.  This song seems to be good though!

Here’s a song from “The Distillers” & yes the singer is Brody Dalle.

A few people I went to SIAST with were casual fans of “The Distillers”.  That’s the only reason I know their name.

 

Progressive Metal round table.  The music you don’t tap your foot to the beat!

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/prog-round-table-steven-wilson-mikael-akerfeldt-and-bruce-soord-in-conversation-643304

 

“Korn” fans it’s been 20 years since the release of “Life is Peachy”

http://loudwire.com/korn-life-is-peachy-album-anniversary/

 

100 greatest TV shows of all time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/100-greatest-tv-shows-of-all-time-w439520

Remember to “PIVOT”

 

Soundgarden is releasing “Black Hole Rum” at “Full Tilt Ice Cream” locations in Seattle on October 30th.

I like Soundgarden & ice cream, Seattle’s too far for me to get ice cream.

 

3 years ago “Pearl Jam” released the album “Lightning Bolt”.   Not terrible to me but not their best album.

 

I don’t know if I’ve shared this before or not.  I do see it quite frequently though?

http://loudwire.com/disturbing-songs-that-people-love/

Well we all know about this one, at least most people my age, or most of those who have looked up the meaning?

 

5 reasons hate “Lamb of God” LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m just the messenger.  I’m also a fan of “Lamb of God” &”Pantera”

 

Is Phil Anselmo, Pantera singer, a racist?  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

5 YEAR PLAN?

I fell asleep to “Coheed and Cambria” the album “The Color Before The Sun” I’ve listened to this album many, many times.  Somewhere in this song there is LANGUAGE!!!!  I don’t hear it?  If you do, please teach me?

 

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “As The Palaces Burn”

 

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If you like what you see, feel free to share the link with others who might enjoy this.  I don’t bite………………………..very hard!  Hahahaha!

 

I went into full panic mode yesterday.  I wrote an email to a person.  The tone of the email, could have been taken wrong and it was.  Now I can totally see how that could be misunderstood.  My intent is not to hurt anyone.  EVER!  There was no foul language or name calling from anyone, all is well.  Moving on……………………

 

I don’t think a 5 year plan is very realistic.  I like to have things mapped out for me.  But something came up out of nowhere.  Kim & I spent 4.5 years either living in a hospital or going to a hospital.  I’ve never had a 5 year plan, & cancer was the last thing on my mind & wouldn’t have been in my plan?  If I can make a plan for an evening & it works out, I’m pleasantly surprised!  Life tends to get in the way of a person’s normal routine.

 

James Corden commercial is beaten down.  Cool it, Apple stock is already dropping at a steady rate!  Instead of complaining, cancel your account.  Click a button or waste your energy by flipping out?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3796226/He-s-Starman-James-Corden-fronts-comical-new-Apple-Music-ad-dressed-world-s-biggest-music-icons.html?ito=social-facebook

 

This is all over the “In Flames” Facebook timeline.  Older die hard “In Flames” fans complain constantly about them not being as heavy as they used to be.  Don’t get the album then out of sight, out of mind?

It’s very subjective in the end.  I thought the last 2 albums were really good?

 

I’m lucky my iPod classic (160 gb) still works & it does all I want it to!  I don’t use Apple ear buds.  I use a different brand of wired ear buds, & (Knock on wood) I’ve had no problem with them!

I’m still on the fence about getting an iPod touch when my iPod classic dies?  Maybe I’ll send it with a note asking for a battery replacement & they can charge me for that instead?  I don’t have any type of cell phone & I don’t see owning one anytime in the near or distant future unless all of the telecommunication companies abolish land lines?

 

They don’t need to do that, talk to the people that own www.google.com they’re already looking over our shoulder.  Ever gone on www.youtube.com & find it odd that the advertisements are tailored to your location, or your preferences?

https://www.wired.com/2016/09/government-will-soon-able-legally-hack-anyone/?mbid=psocial_rs

1984 is already happening in a way?  Google is always looking over our shoulder if they want to?

 

Rush address the future of the band.  If you miss them, I’m sure the local rock station will play “Tom Sawyer” 3 times a day, as they have done for at least 33 years of my 36 year long life.

http://loudwire.com/rush-alex-lifeson-we-cant-stop-writing-playing-music-together/

 

Article/interview with Myles Kennedy of “Alter Bridge” the full album “The Last Hero” will be released on October 7th

http://www.glidemagazine.com/171127/myles/

Cool video!

 

LANGUAGE!!!!  This guy just makes me laugh.  REALLY, don’t flip out about every tiny rather insignificant thing or other people’s opinion about a band.  Oh no, people don’t like Tool?  That’s it the world’s over!

Top 10 “Tool” songs

I guess that means the song “Judith” by “A Perfect Circle” is about Maynard’s mother.  I knew that, just thought I’d clear that up for you, just in case?  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I downloaded the Apple update, yep it’s ugly, and it changed the look of both iTunes & Apple Music.  Everything works, it’s just laid out differently.  Give it some time, we’ll get the hang of it.  As soon as you get used to it, 2 months later there will be another update from Apple.  Hahahaha!  I said I’m holding out for the iPhone 17, at this rate I’ll have it by the summer or fall of next year.  Maybe I’ll hold out until the iPhone 35 is out?

 

I hope it’s true but it likely isn’t.  I can’t see Dave Grohl doing a solo project as the lead singer?

http://www.nme.com/news/dave-grohl/96553?utm_campaign=nme-20-sep-2016-20-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I guess Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are done?

http://abc7news.com/1518815/

And that’s all I need to say about this. Private matter, best to let them deal with it themselves.

 

Metallica will be touring aggressively behind their new album “Hardwired………………to self-destruct”

http://loudwire.com/robert-trujillo-metallica-touring-hard-support-new-album/   Radio interview inside the link.

LANGUAGE!  VIDEO OF METALLICA RECORDING THE SINGLE!

 

30 years ago Megadeth released “Peace Sells…..but Who’s Buying”

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-peace-sells-but-whos-buying-anniversary/

 

Alter Bridge will release a new song on Friday if you choose to preorder the album?

The new song is not yet available.

 

Now In Flames are releasing a proper video for this song on Friday.  Videos are great what is “Battles”?  If it’s an album with these two songs I think fans would prefer a preorder date or a release date?  These 2 songs do sound quite promising to me!

 

 

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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