WEEKEND UPDATE/TREMONTI

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Music throughout the weekend.

 

Quiet & uneventful weekend.  Kim was cleaning like crazy.  “Will you eat this?  It expires today” she asks me as she’s cleaning the fridge.  Of course I say “Yeah, sure!”  Mmmm, chocolate milk & vegetables, they don’t really go well together.

Friday night I watched the baseball game, then ‘Friends’ on Netflix until midnight.  Got up shortly after 9:00 am & watched more baseball.

Kim & I went out for a drive in the evening, she needed photos for her photography class.  Drove around the city & couldn’t find a place to photograph what she needed.  Came home, had supper & watched “The Secret Life of Pets”, even funnier with rum & coke in you!

Thought I would have more exciting news, but plans changed.  I hope you all are enjoying your summer!

 

TREMONTI

Yes, Mark Tremonti former guitarist of “Creed” & current lead guitarist of “Alter Bridge”.  “Tremonti” is his side/solo project.  He classifies his solo project as metal, I find it to be a different form of hard rock, much like Alter Bridge.  Both would be in the same genres, but I really don’t see a genres either group would easily fit into.  Usually what happens with Alter Bridge is that singer, Myles Kennedy, will take off to sing live/record for Slash, Mark Tremonti will do an album & tour with his solo group, where he is the lead singer also.  So far Alter Bridge has released 5 studio albums & a few live albums.  Tremonti has released 4 studio albums to date.

2012    ALL I WAS

 

2015    CAUTERIZE

 

 

2016    DUST

 

 

2018   A DYING MACHINE

 

 

Alter Bridge with Symphony Orchestra in England!!!!

I’m so excited about this DVD/Blu-ray.  Available on September 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Smashing Pumpkins cover Led Zeppelin & David Bowie on tour

http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-tour-opener-greatest-hits-led-zeppelin-david-bowie-covers/

 

More System of a Down news.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-john-dolmayan-all-of-us-to-blame-new-album/

 

What the Heck was that??????  Unfortunately Metallica didn’t improve the Macarena.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-macarena-mash-up/

 

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STREAMING VS. DOWNLOADING/ BARSTOOL PROPHETS

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Dear CFL officials,

The first 3 quarters of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ the Saskatchewan Roughriders was quite possibly in my top 3 terrible football games I’ve ever seen in my 38 years of life that I can remember seeing.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

A season ticket holder.

 

Music throughout the week.  A lot of “Devin Townsend”, “Dead Sara”, “Big Wreck”, & “Tremonti”

 

There was no exercising going on this week.  My wife told me on Tuesday that she had Wednesday off, so I decided I had the week off.  Fair enough my finger is 98% better, a few extra days of doing the bare minimum won’t hurt it.  Being your own boss definitely has it’s benefits!

I leave Regina for a few days & it seemed as though everything flipped on me?!  Best Buy has stopped selling CDs, Trump is still President, the Toronto Blue Jays made a trade, & nobody wants to OWN music??!!?!

I hear a LOT of whispers that CDs & downloading music will soon be a thing of the past?  Downloading should stick around.  I wouldn’t think downloading an album or streaming an album wouldn’t cost Apple extra money, but I really don’t know?  I’m waiting for an announcement from Apple/iTunes regarding this.

I’ve heard that vinyl will still be around though?  Is it really cost effective to do away with CD production & still release vinyl?  I have no clue?

If that’s all that is available in the future, vinyl & streaming, I plan to use both.  I’ll stream stuff on my iPod, I’ll also purchase vinyl every 3 or 4 months of the stuff I want to own.  That’s my opinion, I’m not speaking for anyone else or saying that it’s wrong.

This streaming crap drives me crazy, in a VERY bad way.  What the heck Apple?  iTunes isn’t available just for me.  I have the option to purchase my music or stream/rent it like a magazine subscription.  I’d like to have that option in the future.  Nobody these days seems to care if Apple Music shuts down & leaves them with nothing?

I find the entire thing as ridiculous as Trump being President.  “We’re going to give you streaming music only & royally piss off musicians that make all of our product” – internet.  I want the option, it can’t be a waste of money on Apple’s side of things?  “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump.

If this is where the music industry is headed, I’m glad that I wasn’t talented enough to be in a professional band, where I work for pennies when someone streams my music!  At this point, EVERYONE should work for free if musicians have to!

I’m not a fan of Apple’s music software, but downloading from iTunes is very convenient, when it works properly!  Kim & I have hacked away at problems that occur & “so far so good”

Lots of people like having the option to stream or purchase music.  I don’t understand the cost benefit of doing away with both CDs & legal downloading?

This is just a very disappointing moment for the music industry.  The guy that created Napster needs a hard smack upside the head.  I hate to agree with anything Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, says but he was right for how he took a stand against Napster.  I’ll see you soon vinyl!  This entire idea I find to be very pathetic & stupid!  A vinyl album costs a minimum of $20 each.

 

You can’t take vinyl albums to listen to in your vehicle but I guess you can take streaming music with you.  I can also take my iPod full of iTunes purchases in the vehicle too.  I just want the option.  Purchasing vinyl albums will severely cut down on me purchasing music.

 

John Oliver has a bit on his show that asks this question.

I’d like to know this.  How are mass shootings still a thing?

 

July 4th 1995 Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album on which he recorded all of the instruments & vocals with the exception of one guitar part.

 

BARSTOOL PROPHETS

 

4 guys from Cornwall, Ontario.  They released 2 major albums.  I have the first one on CD & the other one is only available on www.amazon.ca for $70.  I own the album “Crank” the 2nd one is called “Last of the Big Game Hunters”.  I’d get the 2nd one but I’m not paying $70 for a CD!?!?  “Crank” was released in 1995 & “Last of the Big Game Hunters” was released in 1997.  I was under age to see them live in 1997 when they played in Regina, so I’ve never seen them live.

From what I can tell on their website, they just tour Ontario, Canada.  I would think that if they’re still active they’d put their 2nd album on iTunes & Streaming sites.  I’ve only seen the video for the song “Little Death” back in the day when Much Music actually played music videos 24 hours a day.  That song was enough to make me get the CD.  Luckily the rest of the album is great.  Check out their website here https://www.barstoolprophets.ca/

It’s a 12 song album, so that should be enough for you to get the idea.

 

I agree with most of this.  I think Trivium should be thrown in the mix & Lamb of God should be higher up.  I like Slayer, but I find them over rated.

http://loudwire.com/best-american-metal-bands/

 

Rock & Metal’s greatest vocal intros LANGUAGE!!  On the “Papa Roach” intro.

http://loudwire.com/15-greatest-vocal-intros-of-all-time/

 

Trivium’s Matt Heafy covering Toto’s Africa

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/METALLICA ALBUM REVIEW

I’ll give you this post & a Thursday exercise post.  I’m taking Friday off so that I get a 4 day weekend, Monday is Canada day!

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Dead Sara”, “Nickelback”, “The Beatles”, “Nirvana”, “Big Wreck”, & “Devin Townsend Project”

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

Yes, Nickelback’s album “The State” I enjoy once in a while.  I don’t need anymore.  I had 3 CDs & gave 2 of them to my aunt in Alberta.  Hate them if you want but they’ve put in the work to get to where they are.  I wouldn’t call myself a BIG fan, but Nickelback has their place in the current music scene!

 

Friday ended with me doing dishes, running the dishwasher, & vacuuming.  Kim picked up some steaks to BBQ, then we watched the last 4 episodes of “The Ranch” on Netflix.  I started watching the baseball game right after.  Kim pipes up “Hey, let’s watch the rest of The Ranch”, I reply “We did, it’s done.  We finished the 5th season.”

She’ll leave her phone on the arm of the couch to do some stuff in the kitchen.  Someone will text, email or Facebook something, I’ll tell her or move it away.  It vibrates the entire couch, drives me nucking futz.  If I wanted a vibrating couch we’d likely have one, not a cell phone.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  & SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday we were boring.  Laundry, cleaning & some sitting around watching www.youtube.com clips, like this almost 24 minute video.  Followed by supper & a baseball game.

Went out this afternoon to hang out with Chris, Laurie & their 2 kids.  Grabbed a few groceries for supper.  Then I’ll watch the Jays game well Kim finish’ her weekly spring cleaning.

 

20 years ago today, June 24, 1998 I had my high school graduation.  In the yearbook there’s a photo of me at the after grad party with the biggest cheesy grin you have ever seen!

 

Foo Fighters on James Corden, which I forgot to record?

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-apologizes-carpool-karaoke-comments/

This clears up the apology stuff.

 

A little bit too politically correct me thinks?  I didn’t think Neo-Nazi when I saw it, but I can see how it could be taken that way.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/shakira-shocker-singer-stops-selling-necklace-bears-unintentional-resemblance-neo-nazi-imagery-192259002.html

 

Lyric video for “Love Lounge” by “Live” not ‘Liv’

 

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!  “Damage Plan/former Pantera & HELLYEAH” drummer Vinnie Paul has died.  I guess now he can be with his brother who was shot on stage as a member of “HELLYEAH” in 2004.  He was also the guitarist in Pantera.

More on Vinnie Paul, his brother Dimebag Darrel & Pantera.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-vinnie-paul-and-pantera-revolutionized-heavy-metal-w521900

 

METALLICA’S “HARDWIRED……TO SELF-DESTRUCT”

I used to just demolish Metallica whenever I heard a song or mention of their name, but no more, other than the album “St. Anger” which has 0 production of any kind.

This album was released in 2016.  I was 36 at the time.  Their first album “Kill em All” was released in 1983.  “Hardwired” was the first album I enjoyed of theirs.  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something I liked.  I had about 3 of their CDs & iTunes downloads.   The album with the symphony was decent, I didn’t listen to it much though.  I had “The Black Album/Self-Titled” album & “Master of Puppets”.  The first band I played in, everyone else was a fan of Metallica.  That’s why I had those 2 CDs.  I found “Hardwired” to be a ‘gateway’ album into the rest of their catalogue.  I now have all of their studio albums, & the live album with the San Francisco Symphony.  I do enjoy the albums I’ve heard so far.  I just need to listen to “…And Justice for All” & of course “St. Anger” sounds terrible due to the severe lack of production.

“Hardwired” was the album that grabbed me & made me finally pay attention.  I still think they’re over rated, but very talented.  Name another metal band that gets FM radio play as much as Metallica?

I’d say in the last 15-20 years my musical taste has changed drastically, listening to more heavy stuff.  I just find it easier to accept & listen to.  I can either ‘unplug’ & enjoy it or really think about what each musician is doing.

I always thought “Anthrax” was the perfect mix of metal & punk music, & they’re great.  This “Metallica” album does it really well.  It sounds nothing like “Anthrax”, just a different take on those influences.  Here’s one “Anthrax” tune followed by a few tracks from Metallica’s “Hardwired”

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/WIDE MOUTH MASON

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Music over the weekend.

 

Friday, my mom came over for a bit in the afternoon, during an unpleasant down pour of rain & a bit of a wind.  I watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose their 4th game in a row.  I stayed up late watching a video of a 4 hour long podcast with Joe Rogen interviewing Kevin Smith.  I watched it over the course of 4 days.  I’ve also been watching a show called “Imposters” on Netflix, odd show but it becomes very addicting the more you watch it.

Saturday was very uneventful.  Blue Jay, another loss, & more “Imposters” on Netflix.  Kim hard boiled some eggs & did some laundry.

Today is more of us getting ready for the week.  Me making a vegetable juice & baking fish, Kim will be doing the rest of the laundry.

 

 

WIDE MOUTH MASON

 

A blues/jazz/rock trio from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  I really don’t know much about them.  They released 6 albums in total & I haven’t heard anything about them lately.  The 6th album is with a different bass player.  I don’t have the 6th album, only the first 5 on CD.  I first heard of them in the summer of 1996.  They were playing a free local music festival in Regina downtown in Victoria Park…..

1997        Self – Titled release

 

1997     WHERE I STARTED

 

1998     STEW

 

2002    RAINED OUT PARADE

 

2005         SHOT DOWN SATELLITES

 

I think I stopped going to their live shows after seeing them live on tour for the album “Rained out Parade”.  Kim & I went with Rob & Diane.  The drummer & bass player rolled a joint to smoke on stage.  I don’t have any issues with marijuana.

I paid to see them play music, smoke weed on your own time.  My ticket said nothing about watching them get high on stage, & that’s not why I was there.  Do that before or after a show, if I run into you on the street, go ahead.  Just don’t ask me to pay to watch you smoke a joint.

 

Keeping it in the family!  I had a lot of fun in every band I played with, but even more with my brother!

http://loudwire.com/top-10-hard-rock-metal-siblings/

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

2nd LAST APPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR/THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS

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I fell asleep to “Burn the Priest” the album “Legion XX”

Got up to pee in the middle of the night & put on “Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

No exercise today because my appointment this morning.

I’ve been listening to the “Beautiful Midnight” album by Matthew Good Band quite a bit.  Kind of forgot how much I like that album!

 

BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT

Today/this morning was my appointment to see my doctor at the cancer clinic (the doctor that calls me fat each time I see here).  No, I’m right around 220, that’s 45 pounds less than when I went into the hospital & then ballooned to, I’m guessing 280?  If she body shames me in person, I’ll tell her all of this & that my family doctor has me on a thyroid pill at the moment.  I’d like to be 210-215 but it’s coming off slowly, which I think is a good sign. I eat healthier & I of course exercise 5 days a week.

If she tells me to lose more weight, so be it.  Her problem, not mine.  I don’t look in the mirror often, however I did while brushing my teeth in Calgary.  Then I realized my face & neck were very thin.  A shirt that used to be a touch on the small side was VERY baggy.

If she tells me I’m fat I’ll respond politely with “That’s fine & all, but do I have cancer?”

AFTER MY APPOINTMENT

I knew my scan was good & I’m cancer free, from my appointment with my family doctor.  We went to the cancer clinic & she brought in my other oncologist who chose the chemo therapy I’d be on.  Everything is as it should.  One more appointment with my family doctor regarding my thyroid pill.

At my appointment this morning they were very happy to see me doing so well.  They called me something like a success story, I think I was just incredibly lucky.  December 31st 2018 will make 10 years cancer free for me.

I almost got out of there without a comment on my weight….almost.  We were on our way down the hall & she yells out “LOSE SOME WEIGHT!”  I replied “I HAVE!”  So close, but so far.

 

THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS

 

This is a total 180 from my typical rock & metal groups but I really like this group too.  More of an R & B sound.  I believe they’re out of Ontario, Canada, I’m not positive about that.  I own their first 2 albums on CD.  We were going to get tickets to see them in town at The Exchange.  They cancelled the show & opted to go into the studio & record their 4th album.  Seems odd to me to book a tour, then bail to record an album, but what do I know?  Here’s a sampling of their first 2 albums.

1994    “THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS”

 

1997      “FAMOUS, RICH, & BEAUTIFUL”

 

….and that’s a wrap on season 2 of “13 Reasons why” as of Monday evening.

 

Look at that Big Wreck just released a beer to make up for the pennies everyone is spending on albums to stream.

 

Tool update, if you want to beLIEve it?

 

New video from ‘Stone Temple Pilots’

 

Preorder on iTunes for the 4th Halestorm album “Vicious” today!  Full release on July 25th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

 

You probably know already but ABC’s “Roseanne” has been cancelled for comments made by the star, on twitter

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/BIG WRECK

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Should I be worried that I take the same black & pink pills for heart burn that “Butt Drugs” carries?  Should I take them anally?

 

Friday was me watching most of the Toronto Blue Jays game.  Kim thinks she’s catching a cold.  Friday she grabbed some medication & went to bed at 8:30 pm I think it was.

Saturday was more of the same.  Woke up, had breakfast.  Kim put in a load of laundry, then she & Brewster had a nap on the couch.  She woke up about an hour or more before the Blue Jay game came on, & went to bed after a Tim Hortons run for soup.

We finished Saturday watching a documentary on Netflix!

This is our lives in our late 30s.

Kim is still sick today.  Brewster was freaked last night.  He jumped off of the bed many times & whined until Kim helped up each time.  He can’t get on our bed without help, he’s vertically challenged!

I guess the power went out, so the smoke detectors were beeping, which he hates.  They beeped again when the power came back on.

I had a weird dream.  I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to go to work or university.  I was late & couldn’t find my calculus text book?  I rode my motorcycle to work & couldn’t find anybody to let me know what needed to be done?

I have never owned or had a desire to ride a motorcycle & a calculus text book is not needed for running a printing press?

Maybe order groceries & get ready for the week, as usual.  FYI I found more T-Shirts that fit!

 

My music over the weekend “Dead Sara”, “Foo Fighters”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Myles Kennedy”, “Into Eternity”, “Third Ion” & “Megadeth”

Dead Sara

Foo Fighters

Queens of the Stone Age

Myles Kennedy

Into Eternity

Third Ion

Megadeth

 

BIG WRECK

 

Original line up dropped out of ‘The Berkley School of Music’ to form Big Wreck & released their debut album in 1997.  3 Americans & 1 Canadian, voted to be the singer by band members.  They released their 2nd album in 2001 & broke up the following year.  During this time singer, Ian Thornley, started another group called “Thornley”.  Different label also.  2 albums were released by the group.  Big Wreck reformed with different band members on drums & bass, & original 2nd guitarist.  Big Wreck released their 3rd album in 2012.  I was still in my rehabilitation center, but there was no way I was missing their show in Regina that year.

In total ‘Big Wreck’ has 5 studio releases & a live EP with a studio cover of ‘The Cars’.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF…     1998

THE PLEASURE & THE GREED     2001

THORNLEY-COME AGAIN     2005

THORNLEY-TINY PICTURES      2009

BIG WRECK-ALBATROSS       2012

BAG OF TRICKS EP    2013

GHOSTS    2014

GRACE STREET       2017

 

I consider myself a metal fan, well some metal.  As you might know by now, there are other genres I like.  I am a pretty loyal fan of whatever group I’m listening to in most cases.  If I really like them, I’m always willing to listen to or purchase their entire catalogue when possible.  I’m on a monthly iTunes allowance.  Now I know who’s worth $9.99, which helps quite a bit!

http://loudwire.com/metal-fans-most-loyal-we-already-knew-that/

 

What does this mean for the surviving members of Soundgarden?

http://loudwire.com/watch-soundgarden-duo-rehearse-together-mc50-tour/

 

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo & Kirk Hammett give “Ah ha” a try.

http://loudwire.com/watch-metallicas-robert-trujillo-kirk-hammett-cover-the-a-ha-hit-take-on-me-in-norway/

 

From what I’ve seen online, people HATE this album with a passion.  Were you expecting “Mer de Noms” part 2?  Different strokes for different folks.  I REALLY like this album!

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/evqy7a/a-perfect-circle-eat-the-elephant-interview-billy-howerdel-2018

 

I don’t mind some “Jimmy Eat World” every once in a while.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-jimmy-eat-worlds-new-songs-kicking-off-summer-tour-w519828

 

New “Alice in Chains” song

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alice-in-chains-unveil-new-song-the-one-you-know-w519825

 

I’m so glad I found “Dead Sara”!

http://loudwire.com/dead-sara-debut-two-new-songs-billy-corgan-thunderpussy-more/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/BIG WRECK

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I fell asleep to “Terrifier” the album “Weapons of Thrash Destruction”

I tallied up my exercise totals so far for this year & here it is; 4800 crunches, 5470 leg lifts, 7230 pushups, 2145 tricep pushups, 1860 back flexes, & 2390 squats.  Still a bit disappointing to me.

 

Kim & I went to a boxing event/fundraiser at “The Conexus Arts Center”.  The local “Lonsdale Boxing Club” where Kim used to go, with other boxers from Saskatchewan against an Irish boxing club.

I can’t watch boxing on TV but live I find it very entertaining!  I don’t know that much thought went into this though?  “Let’s invite an Irish boxing club & their fans here on March 16th, fill the Irish fans with alcohol as they get primed for St. Patrick’s Day.”  Hahahahaha!

At least we weren’t paying for the banter or music.  “Regina’s Rock Station 104.9 The Wolf” hosted the show, & now I know why I stopped listening to that radio station oh so long ago!  Michael Ball aka Ballsy from the morning show was the M.C.  Most rock fans say “Less talk, more rock”, not for me Friday evening.  “Less talk, less generic rock, more box!”  Way too much filler, not enough killer!  At first I thought Kim took me to a Nickelback show?  Pyro, lights, & Nickelback booming over the P.A. system.  I started to think “What did I do that made her mad at me?”  Nothing, 2 Nickelback songs followed by some of my preferred music.  Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, & Big Sugar.  Fun night though.  I quite enjoy live boxing.  11 fights, 3 rounds of 1-2 minutes in length in total.

Sorry if you like Nickelback, I don’t hate them, I choose not to listen to them.  If you’re a fan, that’s great that you’ve found a modern rock band that you enjoy.

Saturday/St. Patrick’s day we stayed in & watched a couple of movies.  “I, Tonya” & “Justice League”.  We rented “I, Tonya” which was really good but I don’t need to see it again.  We bought “Justice League” on Tuesday, it was AWESOME!  Everyone says it’s so bad, I absolutely disagree!  I must be off my rocker, because I really enjoyed “Batman vs. Superman”, “Suicide Squad”, & “Justice League”!  “Wonder Woman” was just OK for me.  My only issue with “Wonder Woman” was that it was a period piece.  From what I know Wonder Woman did not intervene in any war?  But what do I know.  All of these other movies are works of science fiction, check your brain at the door, enjoy your popcorn, & be entertained for a few hours.  I don’t know what everybody’s looking for in a comic book/action movie, because I thought “Justice League” was among the best comic book movies made!  Superman’s moustache was un-noticeable to me.

Today, we went for brunch with my brother & hopefully future sister-in-law.  No pressure bro!  Now it’s time to hard boil some eggs, cook some fish, do some more laundry, watch a spring training game, etc. & get ready for the week ahead.

 

BIG WRECK

I was finally 19, legal bar age, & was able to see this band that an older co-worker was raving about.  WOW, he was right!  This band was AMAZING!  The original 4 members dropped out of “The Berkley School of Music” to create Big Wreck.  1 Canadian & 3 Americans.  Ian Thornley, the vocalist by vote of the band, was the only Canadian in the group, yet they toured Canada 3 or 4 times a year.  I always went, I couldn’t get enough of them.  If they were in Regina, I was there!  They released their 2nd album in 2001 & broke up in 2002.  2002 was the last time I saw them.  However I saw them a minimum of 10 times during those 4 years.  They disbanded & Ian Thornley started a new band called “Thornley” for me they were OK.  They released 2 albums in 10 years.  I read many newspaper articles that Ian Thornley was interviewed for & stated his unhappiness while doing “Thornley”.  2012 Big Wreck reassembled with a different line up.  3 guitarists, bass player, & a drummer.  Only Ian Thornley & guitarist Brian Johnson were in the original line up.  Not that it matters but Brian Johnson was now the only American in the group.  The 3rd guitarist left since he wanted to spend more time with his family.  Since 2012, Big Wreck has released 3 full length studio albums & a live EP with a cover of “The Cars” “Good Times Roll”.  Here come the Big Wreck songs & the last 2 are from the 2 “Thornley” albums………………….

Here’s one song from each “Thornley” album.  He makes it very clear that this was a band, not a solo project.

 

This is well done but don’t mess with classics, like an Elton John song.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-q-tip-demi-lovatos-new-video-for-elton-john-cover-w517941

 

Look at that Nickelback covered “The Tragically Hip” very well!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-pair-tragically-hip-ahead-by-a-century/

 

Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Metallica’s Cliff Burton arrested in London in 1984.

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-scott-ian-arrested-metallica-cliff-burton/

 

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

SERIOUS LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, so he kept buying Radiohead albums & listened to them despite hating them.  NOW he’s ticked off.  Nobody forced him to listen to them?  WOW, rage issues much?

 

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

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres