I MISS EXERCISING/ROCK BANDS/LOTS OF STUFF TO DO TODAY, WROTE MOST OF THIS YESTERDAY

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”, followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Sonic Highways”, & finally “Judah & the Lion” the album “Folk, Hop n’ Roll”

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Sorry but I desperately want to kick my sciatic nerve and get “Physical”.  I wake up, get ready for the day, have breakfast, & then it’s usually around 8:30 am & my day is done for the most part other than trying surprise Kim with something.

No, I don’t surprise her very often?  She deserves it though.  I was so close to being paralyzed at first.  I was the corps in a bag (Hoyer lift) with Kim.  I had a bigger wheelchair initially since I was around 275lbs.  I’m a large person.  I’m 6’1” and around 235 pounds.  Still some weight to go, 215 pounds should be pretty close to what I should be at.  I have no intent in stopping my exercise until I’m able to do most things!  You heard it here first!  My goal from the day I was conscious was to be able to walk or I’m gonna die trying!

 

How on earth do you put together a greatest hits album of Bryan Adams without “Cuts like a Knife”?  I think iTunes made me go shopping when I bought it.

 

Alter Bridge’s tour dates in Europe

June 3rd – GER, Bavaria Rock im Park

June 4th – GER, Nurburgring Rock am Ring

June 6th – HOL, Tilburg 013

June 8th – SWE, Solvesborg Sweden Rock

June 10th – FRA, Paris Download

June 11th – ENG, Download Donington

June 14th – CZE, Prague Forum Karlin

June 15th – AUT, Nickelsdorf Novarock

June 17th – BEL, Dessel Graspop

June 18th – FRA, Clisson Hellfest

June 20th – IRE, Dublin Olympia

June 21st – Northern Ireland, Belfast Ulster Hall

June 23rd – DEN, Copenhagen Copenhell

June 24th – GER, Leipzig Haus Auensee

June 26th – LUX, Luxembourg City LuxExpo

June 29th – SPA, Auditorio M. Rios Madrid

June 30th – SPA, Bilbao Miribilla

July 2nd – SPA, Barcelona Rock Fest

July 5th – ITA, Rome Rock In Rome

July 6th – ITA, Milan Market Sound

 

Chevelle tour dates

http://getmorechevelle.com/

 

New Barenaked Ladies release April 14th.  Presale begins this Friday, March 10th

 

A misunderstanding of most people who know metal fans!  This goes for fans & bands.

 

Does this mean Jay Z is to be considered a member of “Shark Tank” or “Dragons Den”?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-announces-new-startup-company-arrive-w470586

 

News regarding the reunion of the band LIVE, they’re not playing anything from their most popular album, Throwing Copper?  I hope I read that wrong?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/lightning-crashes-live-on-reuniting-burying-the-hatchet-and-throwing-copper/

 

Soundgarden is done their album preorder begins this Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep team up for a movie directed by Stephen Spielberg.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/tom-hanks-meryl-streep-to-star-in-pentagon-papers-film-w470712

 

Those will leave a mark!

http://loudwire.com/10-painful-onstage-blows-to-the-head-watch/

That’s why you keep an eye out just in case.  This is why spinning your guitar isn’t always the best idea.

 

I sit here brain cancer free & whine about my nerve while this kid is fighting leukemia.  Who do you think has it worse?  Can everyone chip in & help this kid out?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3290397/could-you-save-his-life-edmonton-boy-needs-to-find-stem-cell-match/

 

Punk fans listen up!  Rancid & The Dropkick Murphy’s are heading out on tour together!

http://loudwire.com/rancid-dropkick-murphys-2017-north-american-co-headlining-tour/

Old song, sorry.

 

I may have sang in multiple rock bands, but I wasn’t anything to write home about.  I was more of “the best of what’s around”.  I was good enough.  I had spent 3 years in the high school choir, but I had to change my register from singing low bass to a tenor voice or else I was headed in the direction of sounding like Scott Stapp of “Creed”.  I got my first guitar for my 21 birthday that was a tremendous boost of confidence for me, something to hide behind.  I heard 2 good things said about my voice.

Yes, we played Creed in my first band.  Remember this was in 2001.  The first thing I heard was that a friend of our drummer thought I had been replaced as the singer.  A few months before I got sick, I was singing in my brother’s group.  Our bass player went to the piano to figure out what note I had hit in a new song we were working on.  High C#.  I knew it was near the top of my range, but that was way up there.  I remember seeing a contestant on ‘American Idol’ hit the same note full voice.  Other than that, I’d never survive on ‘American Idol’.

 

Music is what keeps me going!  I started singing in a cover band in University back in 1999 or probably 2000?  I was far more nervous than before I learned guitar after my birthday in 2001.  In total we learned around 35 cover songs, & 7 original songs.  I wrote 3 & our guitar player wrote 4.  I managed to memorize all of the lyrics to the songs we were preforming.  I’ll leave you with 3 or 4 at the end here every day.

We played this at punk speed, just the first verse.  Very quick version!

 

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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

I HOPE THIS WORKS, IF IT DOESN’T……SORRY I’M TRYING DIFFERENT STUFF.

I tried to fall asleep to “ The Police” a 14 song Greatest Hits album. Didn’t work so I tried roughly ½ of a “Simon & Garfunkel” album from a 3 CD box set I own, didn’t work either. I finally fell asleep to “Rage Against the Machine” the self titled album.

I woke up at 3:00 am & tried to fall asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger” no dice, already at 23 degrees celsius in here & it will just get warmer. I got up just before 4:00 am.

I didn’t exercise yesterday. Today I exercised to “The Watchmen” all 5 albums on shuffle!

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Don’t try to fall asleep to “The Police” & sing along to the song “Roxanne”. Kim gave me the shut up look.

Monday night’s new segment from the consequence of sound. www.youtube.com/consequenceofsound

This Harrison Ford jacket will go to auction & sell very high for the charity!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/han-solos-force-awakens-leather-jacket-up-for-auction-20160328

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Disturbed singer David Drainman’s 10 unforgettable moments LANGUAGE!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-david-draiman-moments/

I gave up on them well over a decade ago.

Linkin Park is working hard in the studio still.

Wilco & REM members unite for Big Star tribute concert. I like some REM stuff, I’ve never really given Wilco a fair shot?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/wilco-r-e-m-members-team-for-big-star-tribute-concert-20160328#ixzz44FMAnU3B

On a one song judgment, not bad. Can’t see myself listening to it often enough though.

Aw crap. Foo Fighters bassist was playing with “Sunny Day Real Estate” before joining Foo Fighters.

http://loudwire.com/former-sunny-day-real-estate-posies-bassist-joe-skyward-dies-57/

The drummer, William Goldsmith, also joined Foo Fighters but didn’t fit Dave Grohl’s standards during the recording of Foo Fighters 2nd album “The Colour & The Shape”. Dave Grohl re recorded the drums for the 2nd album & William left the band or was asked to leave, I’m not sure what happened? Sunny Day Real Estate got back together later on. Nate Mendel did not rejoin Sunny Day Real Estate.

New “Walk off the Earth” video. They shared it…..

Singer, Corey Taylor, confirms that “Stone Sour” is in the studio recording their next album!!!

http://loudwire.com/stone-sour-studio-new-album/

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd plays “Wish you were here” on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-david-gilmours-lonesome-wish-you-were-here-on-kimmel-20160329

Boy band zombie/western movie

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-the-bloody-opening-of-backstreet-nsync-zombie-western-dead-7-20160329

Car pool karaoke 1 hour prime time special tonight on CBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Mayer live, yes he shared this…..

I love watching “Conan” but I’m not into his musical guest last night. Here’s the song.

HOWEVER YOU’RE GETTING THIS, PLEASE PASS IT AROUND?

REALLY HELP ME OUT & SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!!!

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or http://www.youtube.com/consequenceofsound

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

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Brewster actually came to play with me while I was on the floor doing my exercise!!! That made me happy, he hasn’t done that in the last 2 weeks! He usually puts his squeak toy beside my head while doing my crunches today he left it right on my face. We played for a bit but he really just wanted me to rub his throat & belly.

One trilogy done many more to watch! I forgot how good the Christian Bale “Batman” trilogy is, & how good/dark Heath Ledger played The Joker. Thanks Cameron & Michelle Rorquist that was my weekend! Baseball, Football & Batman!   Cam & Michelle bought “The Dark Knight” DVD while I was in the hospital.  I had cancer, they asked me what they could do or what did I need?  My response “The Dark Knight” movie??? FANTASTIC weekend on the couch! Even Kim got into the Batman movies. Brewster even calmed down a bit, the only problem with every action movie is the sound. You blast the sound to hear the dialogue, then you have to turn it way down during the action sequences, so the people on the other end of town don’t hear the movie. Ah, well. What trilogy next? 6 Star Wars, Back to the Future, original Lord of the Rings (sans Hobbit), 4 American Pie movies, Austin Powers, etc. Better be careful, Kim may hurt me.

Let’s get something straight? I’m perfect but Kim’s a genius. Shh! Don’t tell her I said that OK….actually……………..DELETE, DELETE, DELETE, how do you work this fandangled contraption????????

No I do like Megadeth, they shared this on Facebook….

Offspring update from the studio.

http://loudwire.com/the-offspring-2016-album-release/

Personally any song from the beginning of “Badmotorfinger” on it’s quite difficult to find a bad Soundgarden song there’s some that aren’t up to par, but still decent.

http://loudwire.com/best-soundgarden-songs/?fb51

New “Ghostbuster” names.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/director-paul-feig-reveals-names-of-new-ghostbuste/383408?utm_campaign=nme-july-20-20-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&elqTrackId=1bd0607fb4634f2e98f1d2fbc5bcc431&elq=f3a2725cbb7e42f89683d68ea63f69a5&elqCampaignId=12217&elqaid=20654&elqat=1

Karaoke, Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter doing “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem. SOME LANGUAGE!!!

This is great n’ all but when will they release the new album? I’m waiting for this & many more announcements/release dates!

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/05004E98C012699A?c=LNSM_CT_Cleveland_STP_FB_Announce_4272015&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeedbuyat191699&wt.mc_id=aff_BUYAT_191699&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_191699

Dave Grohl’s doctor sings “The White Stripes” ‘7 Nation Army’ with Foo Fighters on stage in Boston

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-foo-fighters-dave-grohls-doctor-cover-white-stripes-20150720 Then later on Sully Erna of “Godsmack” comes out to sing a tune. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! I haven’t listened to the Sully Erna part.

John Oliver “Last Week Tonight”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-olivers-sobering-look-at-american-food-waste-20150720

BSB & ‘N Sync to make a zombie movie together. You know them you’ve heard a catchy tune by them even I bought a BSB CD. Gave it to my brother after a few years of rarely listening to it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/backstreet-boys-nsync-will-team-for-zombie-western-asylum-film-20150720

This could be in the movie or on the soundtrack?

Letter to Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) leads to an arrest

http://loudwire.com/letter-pearl-jam-eddie-vedder-arrest/

Trivium with Tremonti on Saturday, September 12th in the USA though.

If Kim liked metal & if we were rich, we’d go to this^^ concert & the tour below

Country music’s current power couple divorce. Any divorce is sad news. I hope it’s amicable & not a messy divorce?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blake-shelton-miranda-lambert-divorce-20150720

Pentatonix movie trailer

I bought the “Echosmith” album last week, I like it!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/talking-dreams/id924487443

Evanescence will tour in November after a hiatus since 2012.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-end-three-year-hiatus-with-november-tour-20150720

AC/DC’s drummer, Phil Rudd, sentenced to home confinement for 8 months. Seems like a light sentence, to me, for threatening to kill someone?

http://loudwire.com/acdc-phil-rudd-curses-out-threatens-cameraman-own-security-guard/

Big Wreck fan gets on stage during concert

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Kim is home today, she’s better than last night when she felt she might be catching the flu. Anyways she was going through her CD binder & found my Dave Grohl autographed ticket stub & news paper photo from 2000 in Saskatoon! Kim’s feeling much better today but not quite right yet. This song is the only one in the first 3 Foo Fighters’ albums that I tolerate & wait for the next song “Learn to Fly”.

Yes, the video of the older gentleman trying to put on his rain cape is funny. Notice in this life or death moment the phone catches all of the action. I don’t know what you’d do in this situation but video recording it would be the furthest from my mind?

Last night, after I posted my blog, I found out that you can still share your digital music if the person doesn’t use iTunes Match (home sharing without turning on a computer & unable to stream in a vehicle. No biggie, back to iTunes home sharing since Match is actually taking the songs I purchased from iTunes away from our TV on 2 recently purchased albums. They’re fine on any other device. Just means my iPod classic will be in the vehicle on long trips along with Kim’s phone.

Paramore shared it………

WAY TO YOUNG TO DIE!!! I went into the hospital with stage 4 brain cancer at 28 years & 6 days old.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grooveshark-co-founder-josh-greenberg-dead-at-28-20150720

Nirvana concert photos pre fame.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/teenage-girl-uncovers-photos-from-nirvanas-first-ever-concert-in-1987/

David Bowie cover

Best. Video. On. The. Internet. Today anyways or at the moment.

Songs I like. “Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band” I own about 7 Matthew Good Band CDs. I can’t find the first one that even he doesn’t have, someone stole it. Only 3 of them were really popular. This was Canada’s response to the “grunge” movement.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

NO BLOG TOMORROW, HAPPY CANADA DAY TOMORROW

Facebook page is just a link to the blog. Email or other blog notifications are just to let you know there’s a new post from me.

REALLY? You had to audition!? Bahahahahahaha! In all honesty they do have really good voices. Oddly enough the cover band I was in during 2000-2003 covered this song. I’d strum the chords & sing the song as written for one verse & chorus, then everybody would join in & we’d play it as a punk song.

Thank you Apple! BOOO! Another site to rent music from. Where can we purchase music from, …………………..wait………………..you made iTunes & royally screwed it up. Oh but look at you, you’ve created the 17th streaming music site, good for you, we need more options to rent music from!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-music-everything-you-need-to-know-20150630

I think “Five Crooked Lines”, the new album by Finger Eleven, will be closer to the sound of their first 3 albums. Even they admit they went through an experimental bit with the last 2 albums.

I have it on pre-order with a 3rd song “Gods of Speed” which sounds even more like the first 2 albums!

I also pre-ordered ‘Highly Suspect’ & got 5 songs with my pre-order.

I am pretty excited about this ‘Lamb of God’ album!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lamb-of-god-break-down-new-album-vii-sturm-und-drang-track-by-track-20150630

All of that’s why Kim has set a limit for me on iTunes.

Of course Dave Grohl was terrified watching the death of a good friend in ‘Montage of Heck’ the Kurt Cobain bio pic.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-felt-terrified-watching-montage-of-heck-20150630

Part 2 of the interview with Scott Anderson from “Finger Eleven”
http://rock.about.com/od/Interviews/fl/Interview-Finger-Eleven-Scott-Anderson-Part-2.htm

Kids get same sex marriage, lots of people do & lots of people don’t? It shouldn’t be so hard to accept it?
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-quiz-kids-on-gay-marriage-20150630

Same sex marriage I have no problem with at all. The problem I have is with the USA’s legal system. Why did it take so long for a powerful, influential, progressive country to pass this human right? “Oh, gays can’t get married! How about another gun?” At least they got something right, but now comes the backlash against same sex marriage & same sex couples. Maybe keep quiet & you may learn something? If you’re not a family, how is it affecting you personally?

Story’s about Rush.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/22-things-you-learn-hanging-out-with-rush-20150630

That’s enough for today! I’ll catch you on Thursday!

Songs I like. “Kill Devil Hill” Rex from Pantera is in this group. It even sounds a bit like Pantera.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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