BLUNT!

I fell asleep to “Slayer” the album “God Hates Us All” LANGUAGE!!!

 

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & The Shape”

 

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People don’t like to hear anything blunt.  So what do I do?  Sugar coat everything in rainbows, sunshine, & flowers, or get right to the root of the issue at hand & not waste anyone’s time?

At some point someone has to address the Elephant in the room & it’s usually me.  If that makes people feel uncomfortable, great!  It also starts a conversation!

“I will be Albatross for…” as long as needed.  I’m not an idiot, nobody has called me that other than me.  If you want anyone to take the roll of an idiot, give it to me or better yet I’ll just take it.

“Call It What It Is” – Ben Harper

“Albatross” – Big Wreck

How was my weekend?  Forgettable!  I did however get to spend time with Kim, go to a football game with my father have supper with Kim & my parents!  That was the positive part of the weekend.  The rest of it we can forget.  I guess I crossed that fine line of being blunt or rude?

I took all of my anger & frustration out in my exercise.  It’s Monday, a new day!  Time to wipe the slate clean & carry on.

 

The Agonist share it again…

 

Good grief!  Now it’s guns & machetes

http://globalnews.ca/news/2947650/calgary-police-officer-remains-in-hospital-after-machete-attack-at-marlborough-mall/

 

OK, I want to see “In Flames” & I can sit through “HELLYEAH” if needed.

http://loudwire.com/in-flames-hellyeah-co-headline-forged-in-fire-fall-2016-north-american-tour/

Not very close to Saskatchewan, I’m out!

 

I thought there would be an album announcement from “In Flames” today.  Nope just the video above.  My bad?

 

I’ve got it on preorder!

 

Look at what Todd lil’ Deuce did!

 

Can’t decide, won’t decide!  When did any type of art become a competition?

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-sum-41-make-run-alter-bridge-top-video-countdown/

Both are totally different to me……………….yes, I have both albums on preorder!

 

I didn’t even know there was a new “Jimmy Eat World” album coming out October 21st?  I like “Jimmy Eat World”

 

New rock band here’s the 5 song EP I just bought on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/seven-days-on-a-train-ep/id1110404272

 

20 years ago today “Pearl Jam” released the album “No Code”

 

Yes, I got a good dose of “Foo Fighters” & “Queens of the Stone Age” this weekend!

I threw in “Queens of the Stone Age” the DVD of their live performances of Greatest Hits from different venues that came with a purchase of the CD!

 

Article/interview with singer of “The Agonist”

http://www.metal-discovery.com/Interviews/theagonist_interview_2016_pt1.htm

I’m looking forward to this release!!!!

 

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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

SLEPT IN MORE THAN I WOULD HAVE LIKED TOO

I’ll be rushing around today to get everything accomplished before I watch the baseball game after Friday & today’s Ellen & the new Harry Connick Jr. show with Kim.

 

I fell asleep to “Ben Harper & the Relentless 7” the album “White Lies For Dark Times”

 

I exercised to “Black Sabbath” the album “Heaven & Hell”

 

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Exercises are taking longer as I add more repetitions to a few.  Pushups & squats.

 

Mondays don’t bother me in the least, I know they’re coming!  I know Thursdays are coming too, but Thursdays are, for me, a type of limbo?  It’s not hump day or Friday, it’s Delaware.

 

I woke up late, I’ll see how much info I can put in this post.  I have the same problem with this blog again, in that it won’t transfer to Facebook properly as for emails, I’m not sure?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video.

 

8 years ago Metallica released the album Death Magnetic.  Fans were divided on their opinion of the album.  8 years ago on Tuesday, February 5th I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, & wasn’t likely to survive.

 

John Mayer’s album “Continuum” is 10 years old today!

 

7 facts about the upcoming “Sorceress” album from Opeth

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7502808/opeth-sorceress-new-album

 

Article/interview with In Flames singer, Anders, regarding the importance of Gothenburg on metal

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-09-09/in-flames-and-the-importance-of-gothenburg-on-metal

Preorder for the new studio album should be coming soon?

 

Halestorm shared it…..

 

From a photo on Facebook, “Paramore” is definitely in the studio.

 

Tool shared a few songs……

 

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Bye,

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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My listening selections over the weekend; Zac Brown Band “Jekyll + Hyde”, Ben Harper “Call It What It Is”, Rob Zombie “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, “\Crowded House the self titled debut album, Coheed & Cambria the album “The Color Before The Sun”, Big Wreck the album “The Pleasure & The Greed”, Foo Fighters “One by One”, Kongos the new album “Egomaniac”, Pearl Jam the album “Yield”, Stitched Up Heart the album “Never Alone”, Tool the album “Aenima”, Chevelle “La Gargola”, The Watchmen “Silent Radar” Most of this about 4 songs per album & some are the entire album

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVN6CDo02gA

^^Apparently there’s LANGUAGE in this? I don’t hear it still?

Quiet weekend here. Friday I had a doctor appointment, then Kim & I went out for brunch. I overate, felt bloated the rest of the day. Kim felt the same way & got a bad headache to go along with it. We stayed in & rented a George Carlin HBO stand up comedy show. Saturday night we stayed in as well and watched “Moneyball” with Brad Pitt on Netflix. Today we celebrated father’s day since my dad was in Winnipeg that day. Finger food, shrimp, deviled eggs, bruschetta, vegetables, dip & a fruit tray! My dad now has a drone to pilot from his cell phone. When we left everyone was alive, we’ll see what happens over the course of the week?

New Third Ion tune!

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=124396

The Pretty Reckless shared it….

Ah, James Corden, always good for a laugh!

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/see-gronk-use-james-corden-as-target-practice-20160624

Steven Tyler called “The Howard Stern Show” to chat about a few things!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steven-tyler-confirms-aerosmith-embarking-on-2017-farewell-tour-20160624 Phone conversation inside the link.

30 years ago Friday “Crowded House” released their self titled debut album & it still holds up quite well! I forgot how much I like this album!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://diffuser.fm/crowded-house-debut/

So what does everyone think of the new “Ghostbusters” theme song? It doesn’t sit well with me. You’re thoughts?

Yay, I love Linkin Park!!! Well most of their stuff is good.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-albums-ranked/

A little Egg Russian Roulette with Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-j-j-watt-jimmy-fallon-play-egg-russian-roulette-on-tonight-show-20160625#ixzz4CbUEcW00

I’m pretty sure “Our Lady Peace” will not be touring with “I Mother Earth” until after I Mother Earth hits Regina. Oh, well! At least we get to see “I Mother Earth” for the 3rd time in Saskatchewan since 1996! Saskatoon 1996, Regina 1999, & Soon October 2016!!!!!!!!!!

One guitar at auction, sold for the tiny amount of $137,500

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-yellow-cloud-guitar-sells-at-auction-for-137-500-to-colts-owner-20160626#ixzz4Cgv3HI2C

Metallica update

http://loudwire.com/metallica-robert-trujillo-james-hetfield-vocal-booth-first-time/

Rebellious rock & metal TV shows

http://loudwire.com/10-rebellious-tv-rock-metal-performances-watch/

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

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RADIO

I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the live album “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” the album “Call It What It Is” wasn’t long enough, so I put on “Highly Suspect” the album “Mister Asylum”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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All of my music info came from; first my parents, then radio, then Much Music, always from like minded friends, then I got into metal a little over a decade ago, & now it’s all from facebook. I rarely listen to the radio, for a few reasons. I flip on the rock radio station & I either own it or don’t like it. That & isn’t FM radio supposed to play/advertise a new song or album? I don’t need to hear “Tom Sawyer” by Rush from the 1970s for the 4th time today ( I wish I was joking but somebody at the station must REALLY like that song)

I’ll be sitting in our vehicle somewhere Kim has to run in, & I’ll flip through 3 FM stations & usually turn it off after a total of 10 seconds. If I find something I like, it’s usually on the soft rock station or Jack FM where they truly do play everything. I probably own it, but haven’t listened to it in a while & it urges me to listen to an album when I get home!

All I can tell you is that Paramore’s Facebook page is very active with studio photos!!!!!!

Ben Affleck knew you hated him being cast as Batman. The movie exceeded my expectations! I loved the Christian Bale Batman trilogy! I’d say this is darker and easily lives up to the hype! Out on iTunes for purchase June 28th. Available in store on DVD or Blu-ray in July.

Another Chevelle song Thursday night!!!!

I wonder if Brewster rocks out to System of a Down when he’s left alone?

FINALLY!!!!! Trump has to answer to his $#%^&%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-media-is-finally-calling-out-trumps-toxic-demagoguery-20160620

Neil Young has become a grumpy old man. Yes, he’s Canadian/ours.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-no-where-no-way-to-play-protest-songs-today-20160620

…and the youtube case keeps rolling!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-mccartney-sign-petition-for-digital-copyright-reform-20160620

New Blink-182 song with video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-blink-182s-celebratory-youthful-bored-to-death-video-20160620#ixzz4CAnKTmB6

I at my parents place from the afternoon to the time Kim finished work. Then we had supper & came home shorty after that.

I wrote all of this but the stuff I listened to at the top of this post. It’s now 12:30pm. I’m becoming a fantastic procrastinator! Not a good thing at all. I had lunch after my exercises & listened to the most recent release from “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”.

OK, he’s dead now. What is done is done. Nobody can change that. It was wrong & the victims will be left to deal with it unfortunately. Let him R.I.P.

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/94371?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Carpool karaoke with Selena Gomez

http://www.nme.com/news/selena-gomez-0/94368?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Opeth announce North American tour. Mostly American dates.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-2016-north-american-tour-the-sword/

Bush or Bush x, as they were known as when their 1st album was released, have a new song & video. They never stopped, they just weren’t as popular.

http://loudwire.com/bush-people-at-war-video/

Comedian, Jim Breuer, interview

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-songs-from-the-garage-impersonating-musicians-daughters-dating-metalheads-more/

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

The gun laws in America are just ridiculous! Go on USA at this current rate their will be 3 of you left in 20 years. Video of the President inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/one-big-reason-the-latest-gun-bills-failed-20160621

Ah, the summer of 1989! I was 9 years old

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/nirvanas-bleach-to-batman-how-summer-1989-shook-pop-culture-20160620

This came out in 1990, but they were the in thing at the time.

Best movies of 2016 so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/11-best-movies-of-2016-so-far-20160621

Now coming out this Friday or next Friday. I like Jaws, this could surpass it with all of the technology available now?

A guitar from, Corey Beaulieu of Trivium, signed by Trivium members & Tremonti members to be auctioned for those affected by the shooting in Orlando

http://wjrr.iheart.com/features/trivium-wjrr-benefit-2232/#ixzz4BsMlWxki

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I PUSHED IT TOO FAR

I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” the entire new album followed by “Tremonti’s” album “Dust”

LNGUAGE & SEXUAL CONTENT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUf0MAUIs4

I exercised to “Big Wreck” 4 studio albums, 1 live EP & a concert at Roy Thompson Hall with a Symphony Orchestra just before their hiatus in 2002, after their second studio album.

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen, dishwasher & make a new juice so of course I put on some music. “Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals” the new album “Call It What It Is”

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That Big Wreck song. That’s the only time I’ve ever broken a bone. I was at Edgefest in Saskatoon, a one day festival outside in the summer of 1999. Big Wreck was on stage & I was in the mosh pit @ the age of 19. I was holding up a crowd surfer & some other body came flying out of nowhere & used my face as a landing target. Immediately blood started pouring out of my nose. Shirt, shorts, & shoes were all covered in blood. Everybody in the mosh pit cleared out of the way for me to run to the closest security guard at the front of the stage. He picked me up as though I was s heavy as feather & pointed me to the first aid tent. I stayed there for a short amount of time & told the EMT I was OK & the blood had stopped. I wasn’t going to miss Big Wreck? I got up & left after a few questions from the EMT. I went out & stayed out of the pit, just behind the crowd. Big Wreck were still playing the same song!

Yep, I pushed it too far on Monday. Took it back a bit on Tuesday, & I’m good with the number I hit for leg lifts. Still more than it was last week, now my hip flexers don’t get sore. I have to remember to increase things at a minimal amount & take my time when I increase something.

I woke up yesterday & thought “Great it’s Friday!!…Crap it’s Tuesday”

20th anniversary of Rage Against The Machine’s album “Evil Empire” Consequence of Sound’s Masterpiece Review LANGUAGE IN BOTH LINKS!!!!!!!!!

REALLY? These things are harder to attain than an assault rifle? Do you now have to ware a bullet proof suit everywhere you go?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/5-things-that-are-harder-to-get-than-an-assault-rifle-20160614

Rob Zombie’s empire is based on fear. What’s his fear? He’s a writer, director & musician.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-rob-zombie-discuss-the-one-thing-that-scares-him-20160614 LANGUAGE & QUESTIONABLE IMAGERY IN MOST OF HIS VIDEOS

11 years ago Foo Fighters released their 5th studio album. The double album “In Your Honour”. 10 rock songs & 10 acoustic songs.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-in-your-honor-album-anniversary/

Great! Since we need another streaming site. That was full of sarcasm “by the way”

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/94230?utm_campaign=nme-daily-15th-jun-15-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Jury selection for the “Stairway to Heaven” trial. Why are they being sued now instead of when the song was released?

http://www.nme.com/news/led-zeppelin/94236

New Opeth later on this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/opeth-sorceress-album-late-2016/

If Tool was labeled as a metal group, I think they’d sound like Opeth?

27 years ago Nirvana released the album “Bleach”. The album released before “Nevermind” before Dave Grohl joined Nirvana.

http://loudwire.com/nirvana-bleach-album-anniversary/

Failure Anthem video, I’ve never heard of them before? Facebook is now how I find out about bands. Used to be Much Music. But they don’t play music much these days. Canada’s MTV. From what I can tell on iTunes, this is their first album, it was released in January. It rubs me the wrong way, but there it is if you want it!

Alter Bridge update 

“Michael Elvis Baskette: “Just finished talking to Myles Kennedy, Scott Phillips, Brian Marshall and Mark Tremonti! Printing the last mix as I post this on the new Alter Bridge record!!:) it’s been a journey that I’ll never forget and I am extremely proud of the results and can’t wait for the world to hear! It’s always such a pleasure and honor to work with these talented and wonderful people!! Forever grateful 🙂 “

More Clutch tour dates

“Clutch, Zakk Sabbath, Kyng 2016 Tour Dates

09/28 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
09/30 – Lakewood, NJ @ First Energy Park – Rock Carnival *
10/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life *
10/04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
10/08 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
10/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
10/11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
10/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/18 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/22 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/24 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ** NO Zakk Sabbath
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
10/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/29 – Clifton Park, NY @Upstate Concert Hall
10/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium”

 

Maya Rudolph & Keenan Thompson on the Seth Myers show

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/maya-rudolph-talks-swapping-notes-with-obama-revives-t-t-and-mario-20160615

 

I’d love to see Kongos in Saskatoon on October 1st but the 2.5 hour drive feels like an 9 hour drive, Saskatchewan’s flat!

 

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A FINE LINE

I fell asleep to first “Ben Harper” the new album “Call it What it is”

Then “Scream” the album “Fumble”

Dave Grohl dropped out of high school to join this band, before joining Nirvana.

I’m not a huge fan of punk music. I believe there are 4 albums on iTunes, this I the only one I’ve bought & like. I think there’s one other one I need to preview again before I make the purchase?

I exercised to “In Flames” all albums & EPs on shuffle. I looked at my T-Shirt & figured “I haven’t listened to them in a while, let’s workout to In Flames.

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Not everything in life is right or wrong, you know this as much as I do. In certain situations there’s large gray area. Do I know if I’m doing the right thing to beat, beating cancer? Nope, but I’m trying & I will likely be better, but how much better will I be?

Anyone can do what they think is right, but there’s always the possibility that it wont turn out for the best. I’m not a gambler, but life is a gamble. Just when you think you’ve got it, everything can flip upside down. How you react to these situations is what others will think of you. Remember, you can’t please everyone all of the time. That would be far too much effort with very little gain, you might end up not liking who you are. If you’re happy, your family & friends are happy, I’d call that a success! It can still get screwed up though. I always have this thought in the back of my mind when I see a sketchy situation coming “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”. I didn’t hit rock bottom at all, although I did have my own pity party. “There are millions of people” worse off than me!

What do I call myself, not a hero or victim? I don’t care for either one of those words. I’m EXTREMELY lucky & alive to tell you about it.

Until I hit rock bottom or fly really high, there’s always someone worse off than me or somebody doing much better than me. I’m in that gray area, & it’s pretty comfortable! I don’t want to stay there though, that would be boring after a few years. Foo Fighters named their 2011 album “Wasting Light” because Dave Grohl doesn’t want to waste his time here. I now feel the same way, that’s why for 5 days a week. I go as hard as I can aka I like to get up early & stay up late to accomplish as much as I can/want.

Let those who review, do their thing!

I can’t wait for Roctober (Yes, I just made up that word & added it to my spell check) at the Casino!!!!!

https://aestheticmagazinetoronto.com/2016/06/05/photos-i-mother-earth-brothers-of-north-toronto/

Favourite rock albums thus far in 2016? I’d have to go with one of these 4. Tremonti, Rob Zombie, Anthrax, or Dream Theater?

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

Rock, metal, whatever.

Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” review. Of course I have the TV series? I bought it on iTunes

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE!!!!

Friday, Kongos will be released

I got the new Tegan & Sara album last Thursday evening on preorder from iTunes. One song file wouldn’t download from the cloud. After trying a few different things I settled on having a 9 song album instead of a 10 song album.

I guess Alter Bridge has signed a new contract.

“Alter Bridge sign with Napalm Records”

Jack Black is alive & well. Stupid hackers!

http://loudwire.com/tenacious-d-jack-black-victim-death-hoax/

Interview with Halestorm. Video interview inside the link

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-halestorm-talk-jamming-with-dad-role-model-status-20160602

The internet is sleeping today, I’m calling it a day!

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GMOs. I WOULD LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE? I’M NOT PICKING AN ARGUEMENT!

I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium” that was released on Friday.

I exercised to “Simon & Garfunkel” I recorded the PBS airing of their “Concert in Central Park”. I heard my favourite S & G song. I also heard a song that was exclusively a Paul Simon song?

I accomplished what I wanted to, but I didn’t have the energy to do more aka I was a little disappointed. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to do more?

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I did not get to my exercising ASAP today. I came out to the living room at about 7:35 am & Brewster had peed in the middle of the room. Some dark clouds in this area, he gets an anxiety attack when that’s around. Great way to start the week! Clean up dog urine……….YAY!

This was all brought on by the post from Rolling Stone with Neil Young speaking out against GMOs on Stephen Colbert’s show. There was quite the discussion about this on the facebook page. I voiced my opinion & left it alone. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I’m not here to stir the pot!

I’m all in for GMOs in my food. I was born in January of 1980, I don’t know a world without them. Sure, I was always sick with a cold, flu, or an ear infection & then I had cancer. Did GMOs cause any of that illness? I’d likely know a majority of people who were diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer because of GMOs. I can tell you honestly that I’ve been ill with a cold or flu 5-8 times since I left the Wascana Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, July 26th 2012. Even if you grow your food in your garden, the seed has likely been modified?

The fast food franchise A & W has been advertising that their beef contains no steroids or hormones and that their chicken contains no antibiotics. Great, good for them! If any chicken or cow gets sick, I’m guessing it’s a death sentence for no reason at all then? Dairy cows & cows raised for beef are fed very different food & there is a very noticeable difference in taste. So if a cow is being raised for it’s meat & becomes sick they’ll likely kill it for no reason or if it’s young enough the farmer will fill it with medicine & send it to a dairy farm?

All of this being said, I’m not a farmer, scientist, or the smartest person in the world. In the end all I’m saying is I don’t know a world without GMOs, so I really don’t care. I’m alive & GMOs likely had nothing to do with my cancer. If all of a sudden we’re only allowed non-GMO food & it tastes different or doesn’t keep fresh for as long in the fridge or pantry, then I’ll speak out about my disappointment with whoever makes that decision.

Remember, Jenny McCarthy was against vaccinations saying they caused autism, & a TON of people agreed with what she said & were later told she was wrong. Nobody thought to check with their family doctor because a celebrity said it? I hope people speak with a farmer or scientist on the GMO issue & not just slough it off saying “Well Neil Young says they’re bad, I’ll go with that”. I think he said 38 countries have banned the use of GMOs? That’s a fairly small fraction of countries in the world?

This is just me backing my opinion aka I don’t know any better, but I’m going with this. It’s 1:43:01 but watch it, & please tell me what you think of it? I can respect your opinion & I wont be throwing around any names! Someone disagreed with me on the Rolling Stone facebook page & called me a name so I replied with “Calm down. You have your opinion & I have mine. They’re different & that’s OK with me. Calling me “Thick” wont solve anything” & I’ll likely never hear from whoever it was again. I would just like some feedback on any topic on this site? Everything on here is meant to be interactive. Comment on Facebook or on the website, however you like?

It was another weekend of music for me when Kim was out shopping or when she was here I’d put on something we’d both enjoy.

Halestorm, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Tremonti, & some other stuff.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Bono of U2 joins Bruce Springsteen on stage in Dublin

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-bruce-springsteen-bono-perform-because-the-night-in-dublin-20160529#ixzz4A5uI7MB9

Questlove on Prince being the pioneer for Hip-Hop music.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/questlove-pens-list-explaining-why-prince-was-hip-hop-pioneer-20160530#ixzz4A9jK6wJU

Soundgarden shared this song from the album “King Animal”

Facebook is still not as busy as it was last year. The afternoons are really quiet. I write the first few paragraphs regarding the topic ASAP, if something comes to mind. I also “…begin…” grabbing some news for the next day’s post.

Members of Disturbed & Sixx AM join on stage. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-members-disturbed-rocklahoma-2016-u2-the-who-covers/

I don’t like the covers Disturbed does. I was a fan of Disturbed in my early 20s, not now though.

Pearl Jam doing covers, I’m good with that.

I like getting up early so I can get stuff done & out of the way so I don’t have to squeeze it in later or have it on my mind. Especially when my exercise mat is judging me from a distance. I weighed myself the other day, I’m still at 240 but my belly is getting smaller than I thought it was. I’m assuming I’m heavy from muscle gain? I don’t look obese at all. Only when I’m sitting down. I weighed myself by using my transfer pole for balance only, my hands were open at the time. The photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt with my brother was taken before I knew I had cancer, I’m roughly 265.

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iTUNES

I tried to fall asleep to “Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals” the newest album “Call it What it is”

Didn’t do the trick switched to “Barenaked Ladies” the 2nd album “Maybe You Should Drive”

That didn’t work either, then I finally fell asleep to”Blue Rodeo” the album “Greatest Hits Part 1”

I exercised to “Chevelle” all albums on shuffle

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Late start to my day. Kim left for work at 7:00 am, I didn’t roll , my lazy butt out of bed until 8:30 am. I much prefer getting up before 8:00 am so I can get things done. For me this is a day of rushing around the place to do what’s needed after my exercises.

I can’t remember what European country it was, iTunes was ruled by a judge that iTunes is illegal since 2013 or 2014. Because you can burn a CD on it. Apple now sells lap-top computers without a CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive. That sounds more illegal than banning the use of iTunes all together. I’m sure the people at Apple could just not include the burning software?

Say you’re sitting around the house & an older song pops into your head maybe you heard it in passing or on a commercial and you say to yourself “Hey, I’ve got that on CD! I should put it on my iPod!” wait, you can’t because you have a new Apple lap top with no CD drive in it. So now you’re going to add the album to your streaming service or buy it on iTunes. More money for Apple (The Rich) & less for you (The not nearly as rich), this sounds illegal to me. Apple is now checking the info on the music you put on your personal iTunes & we’re not allowed to borrow or burn mix CDs because it is now illegal? What was the movie I saw just a few years ago with Ashton Kutcher who made a mix CD for Natalie Portman’s character on her period?

Comedy album anyone?

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-and-the-loud-rowdy-mr-rock-n-roll-featuring-acdc-brian-johnson/

Pentatonix shared it, again…………….

Masterpiece review courtesy of The Consequence of Sound. This is when Radiohead took a big dive for me. This is their third album after the very FANTASTIC “The Bends” followed by the oh so AWESOME/MIND BLOWING “OK Computer”

For the record I’m not a fan of Kiss, Motley Crue, or Sixx AM. Gene Simmons is & will be known as the most outspoken musician in history, Kanye West will be a close 2nd . I don’t listen to any of them. They’re the ones who have the celebrity platform to say what they want, when they want. You can choose to listen or avoid it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-stanley-nikki-sixx-spar-over-gene-simmons-prince-comments-20160517

Typical 0 Canadian dates not even the 3 or 4 that most do. Toronto, Montreal, maybe Calgary, & Vancouver. Rarely in Saskatchewan or Manitoba either. Ah, well?

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-more-summer-2016-tour-dates/

Myles Kennedy (Slash/Alter Bridge), Run DMC, & John Moyer (Disturbed bassist) team up for song regarding gun violence. More people need to speak up on this issue in the USA!

http://loudwire.com/darryl-dmc-mcdaniels-myles-kennedy-john-moyer-flames-song-gun-violence/

This hasn’t aired here yet Ellen Degeneres with Drake. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-drake-jared-leto-play-never-have-i-ever-on-ellen-20160518

This gets me excited! 2016 reunion of “Rage Against The Machine” could possibly happen?

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-countdown-clock-website/

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

Alice in Chains & Lenny Kravitz to open on the Guns n’ Roses tour

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-select-alice-in-chains-lenny-kravitz-open-not-in-this-lifetime-shows/

If you ask me? I’d go to see the opener, and leave when the opener was done. It’s subjective & the only reason there’s any info on Guns n’ Roses is because I know that many people are BIG fans of them.

OK that’s fine. It doesn’t take a decade to release an album the same way Axl & friends did with “Chinese Democracy”. Yes Donald Trump has made a joke of the political system in the USA.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-donald-trump-idiocracy-no-longer-comedy/

Article from Guitar World with Mark Tremonti. The new Alter Bridge album will contain 14 new tracks!

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/mark-tremonti-talks-gear-and-new-album-dust/29129

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CANCER/MR. INDEPENDENT

I first tried to fall asleep to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Light Me Up” switched to “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls” & fell asleep to that after a few songs by “The Pretty Reckless”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the newest album “Strum Und Drang”

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I want to be more independent. That’s why I workout everyday of the work week, 1200 crunches a day & whatever else I have energy for. I usually get up at 7:00 am when Kim leaves for work then I either exercise right away so it’s done & out of the way, or I have breakfast first. Usually I workout first. I also eat much healthier than I did before. Breakfast is water, black coffee, a hard boiled egg and a glass of blended fruits & vegetables. Lunch is usually chicken in a wrap with Frank’s Red Hot, crackers & hummus, or just more fruit. Supper is usually something quick, easy, & healthy, or Kim stops at Pita Pit on her way home & I’ll ask for a salad when she calls me. If there’s chocolate or potato chips around, I’ll fight it off for a few days & then eventually succumb to my desire if it’s still here. We try not to have that stuff around. If it’s full of sugar &/or salt, we try not to have it in the house. I figure I’m 36 years old & it’s past the time that I should pay attention to what I eat, & do some exercise anyways.

In a weird round about way surviving cancer turned out to be a pretty good thing for me, other than just being “alive & kicking”. It was a wake up call for me, “HEY, IDIOT! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! THIS IS A SECOND CHANCE! NOT EVERYONE GETS ONE OF THOSE!” With surviving cancer the way I turned out, I have that amount of time to do that.

Nobody needs to worry about me. I’m fine, you’ve all been through this with me & you’re still there if I need help, thank you. Even if it’s just a small thing I need help with you’re all there to help & it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Pre-ordered the new “Tegan & Sara” album “Love You To Death” release on June 3rd

Looks like I won’t be seeing Batman v. Superman in the theater. I’ll just buy it on blu-ray when it’s released. Tonight is it’s last showing in the theater. I don’t leave the house often on weekdays, if at all.

I saw “The Jungle Book” last week instead. The CGI was fantastic, but I saw the Disney cartoon as a child & didn’t care for the story then or last week. I could have not gone to the movie & watched the trailer for the CGI.

Top 10 disappointing albums

Yeah, I’m a fan of the first 2 albums & the recent one by Coldplay.

Another article with Mark Tremonti on his solo project, Alter Bridge, & the future of Creed

http://www.hngn.com/articles/199103/20160511/mark-tremonti-talks-new-album-heavy-melodic-dust-next-alter.htm Creed broke up & then he got really good at guitar!!!

Tegan & Sara on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-tegan-and-sara-perform-lovesick-single-boyfriend-on-fallon-20160511

New Alice Cooper album!!!! Yes please.

http://loudwire.com/original-alice-cooper-band-reunite-new-album/

Here’s a review. However many albums Radiohead has released after “OK Computer”, I just don;t like them. So from now on, for me, until they release something half decent everything gets a D-. They can be FANTASTIC or terrible. I would assume they’re a band doing music for themselves, as they should be.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/album-review-radiohead-a-moon-shaped-pool/

I love his voice, not the music though. If you think “grunge” & metal are depressing, listen to a bleak Radiohead album. I could listen to “The Bends” & “OK Computer” for multiple days at a time along with Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”.

Remember pre-order “Chevelle – The North Corridor” tomorrow.

Yes, I purchase my music from iTunes, because I want to own it. If you prefer streaming music that’s fine with me. It feels more like renting music to me. Sort of like Netflix. I like it but then the series I want to watch or that I’m not done with disappears. I found out that streaming music sites don’t have everything that iTunes has.

New video from Muse

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/muse-search-for-peace-in-the-aftermath-of-war-in-new-video-20160512

Are the writers in Hollywood out of ideas at the moment? There seems to be a lot of reboots/remakes at the moment.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/jack-black-to-join-jumanji-remake-20160511

Believe it or not this has been remade 3 or 4 times.

It’s plain old beer. I prefer beer with more flavour.

http://beaumontdrinks.com/cynical-and-opportunistic-you-dont-know-the-half-of-it/

This link describes how the music industry is at the moment. Canadian groups at the very least are looking for donations? So why should music be free?

http://unisonfund.ca/donate/

Shannon Tweed and Kiss members can argue all they want. Gene Simmons reacted badly to the death of Prince. It’s over & done with. Don’t dwell on the past. Either way Prince can’t be revived.

http://loudwire.com/kiss-paul-stanley-gene-simmons-wife-twitter-prince-death/

Pantera’s over leave it at that.

http://loudwire.com/ride-for-dime-president-steps-down-rita-haney-chairman-board/

Mike McCready, Pearl Jam lead guitar, wants to do a “Temple of the Dog” reunion with Chris Cornell.

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-05-12/mike-mccready-wants-temple-of-the-dog-reunion-with-chris-cornell

The Agonist shared it…

The new Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals “Call it what it is” is really good & quite diverse, reggae, acoustic, rock, pop, etc. Every song is totally different than the last.

Alter Bridge would like to have their album released in September. They’ve just finished recording it or it should be recorded before the weekend is done. Then it will be in the mixing process, followed by the mastering process. Seems like a quick turn around!

This might be good? I’ve never heard their music before. I guess their last release was in 1994? That could be wrong.

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RADIOHEAD? I DON’T GET IT?

 

I fell asleep to “Elton John” his “Rocket Man’s : Greatest Hits” album. Had to pee in the middle of the night & fell asleep to the new “Ben Harper” the album “Call it What It is”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” everything on shuffle. It wasn’t doing much for me so I changed it to “In Flames” everything on shuffle, EPs, & full length albums.

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Radiohead was FANTASTIC right out of the gate. I loved their first 3 albums, “Pablo Honey”, “The Bends”, & “OK Computer” especially the 2nd & 3rd album. “OK Computer” came out in 1997 & I loved it. Some magazine even hailed it the best album ever made beating out the Beatles’ “Revolver” album on a very subjective list.

Their 4th album, Kid A, came out in 2000. I rushed out to get it ASAP & was sadly disappointed. This album that I expected so much from was a HUUUUGE disappointment. It sounded completely different than anything I had ever heard & not in a good way to me. For me, they had completely changed their sound. I couldn’t even tell what instruments were doing what? Since then I’m assuming they almost have a completely different fan base with a few exceptions.

I can’t listen to any Radiohead post ’97 aka “OK Computer”. When you say that to a current Radiohead fan most of them are shocked, “YOU DON’T LIKE RADIOHEAD?!?!”. Sorry, not the newer stuff.

If you like it, that’s OK with me. I’ll never understand it, but I can acknowledge it.

Soundgarden shared it…

I’ll share this since Soundgarden’s AWESOME!

Alice in Chains North American tour

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alice-in-chains-plot-headlining-north-american-tour-20160509

Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne did not separate.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ozzy-osbourne-relapse-reports-are-completely-inaccurate-20160509#ixzz48Cw12Rp1

I agree! Probably his best album since leaving “White Zombie”

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-electric-warlock-album-no-6-billboard-200/

LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUf0MAUIs4

I’ve been EXTREMELY tired this week & it’s only Tuesday. Kim was out of it yesterday also. I tried to have a nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep? I’ve been an excellent procrastinator this week. Exercise mat’s just judging me until I finally do my exercises.

Remember, new Chevelle on preorder Friday!!!!

I should listen to “Lamb of God” more often.

Dave Grohl interviewed regarding ‘Austin City Limits’ for an upcoming documentary

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-dave-grohl-recall-austin-city-limits-influence-in-new-doc-20160510

Article with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jams-mike-mccready-talks-prince-north-carolina-boycott-20160510

Fan’s ear bitten off at an Eagles of Death Metal show

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-fan-ear-bitten-off-toronto-show/

I should warn you that tomorrow’s post will be later than usual. The Blue Jays play a day game in San Francisco. I might just PVR it & watch it later, we’ll see?

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