B-SIDES/ALBUM TRACKS

A Million Miles Away Blog on facebook.

www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

Give the site a moment to load all of the links. It takes a bit for my computer & it crashes on Kim’s cell.

Tuesday night, baseball, peanuts, grapes, water, & beer. Pretty good life! I don’t really touch alcohol during the week, but sometimes you just have to have a beer while watching a sporting event from the comfort of your couch.

Tuesday was my back to reality day exercise & trying to eat healthy. 420 crunches & 30 minutes of yoga. Today, 420 crunches & 40 push ups. Thursday, who knows?

Off the top of your head, how many songs can you think of that weren’t singles that made music acts huge or had to play them live at every concert? I thought of 3 B-Sides & 1 album track instantly.

I’m sure there are more but these are the 4 I thought of instantly. I didn’t cheat & use google, this is just what I thought of. Weird that the first 3 were B-Sides to singles, that means radio D. J.s either turned the vinyl over or skipped through the 3 or 4 song CD to grab a B-Side.

Barenaked Ladies just played their song at every show, got hit by a pile of Kraft Dinner & eventually told fans to bring Kraft Dinner to the concert to donate to the Food Bank.

2 of my many favourite songs by Foo Fighters are a B-side & an album track!

This “Iron Maiden” tune sounds good. I haven’t preordered it yet. iTunes release September 4th.

No albums on preorder at the moment other than Trivium & Clutch release on October 2nd for both albums.

Ryan Adams finishes cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/ryan-adams-has-finished-his-taylor-swift-1989-covers-album-preview-two-songs/

This song seems to be EVERYWHERE since Tom Cruise did the lip sync battle on Jimmy Fallon?

Third Ion album review

http://www.dangerdog.com/2015-music-reviews/third-ion-138bit.php#.VdP9KPlVhHx

Mumford & Sons, Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) cover Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-mumford-sons-mark-hoppus-cover-eurythmics-sweet-dreams-20150819

House for sale!!! I can no longer watch anything with Anthony Hopkins after seeing “Silence of the Lambs” & the sequels!!! Freaked me out!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/buffalo-bills-silence-of-the-lambs-house-for-sale-20150819

Dave Grohl says he has some “social anxiety” at the Emmy Awards. LANGUAGE!!!

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-emmy-awards-social-anxiety/

I don’t own this since it’s a single. Both voices are AMAZING though!

Really? Bill Hader & Fred Armisen (SNL) form fake band but are releasing a 5 song EP

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/fred-armisen-and-bill-haders-fake-band-the-blue-jean-committee-are-releasing-a-real-ep/

I guess Ian Thornley (Big Wreck) is recording/releasing a solo album? I missed that one? My bad.

Songs I like, “The Nylons” I began singing the lower/bass part along with this album when my parents moved into their house. My voice is very different now, there is no way I could sing that low now.

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

THE WEEKEND IS HERE AT THE END OF THE DAY

It’s Friday, I don’t want to be in here all day. Yesterday was a tad long winded. I’m a writer or I used to write lyrics, I do get writers block but I haven’t lately, sorry. My bad.

Now that this is on Facebook, please like & share this?

Favourite “Rage Against The Machine” songs? Can I just pick my 3 of 4 favourite albums? I own 3 of them on CD? POSSIBLE LANGUAGE WITH RATM?!!!!

http://loudwire.com/top-10-rage-against-the-machine-songs-watch/

I’ve never really been able to get into “Wilco”, think along the lines of “Blue Rodeo” watered down or “Phish”. I guess it’s a free download so have at it if you like?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/surprise-wilco-just-released-a-new-album-called-star-wars/

I quite enjoy Paul Rudd movies. That thunder storm last night “sure escalated quickly”.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/ruddy-or-not-how-paul-rudds-roles-stack-up-20150716?page=4

The recent release by Slipknot is just far to heavy for me. Quite a few others may call it their favourite Slipknot album. For the record I borrowed the latest album from my brother, listened to it a couple of times, gave it back, & deleted it from my iTunes. What I’ve heard from the 2004 release,Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses, sounds pretty good.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-refers-new-slipknot-members-by-their-names/

Bill Hader on Jimmy Fallon spit skit HILARIOUS!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-bill-hader-jimmy-fallon-reach-spit-take-glory-on-tonight-show-20150717

In Flames shared it on facebook, I’ll have to check them out. Not a metal band, but a rock band. Much Music videos are gone I don’t like what’s on the radio, so facebook is my information highway for new bands!

2 singles & a 4 song EP. ^^This is one of the singles, sounds good to me I’ll put it on my list. I have other stuff to listen to before I listen to a new group. I’ve already bought two albums this week & have two more this month on pre-order.

I got my pre-order “Mister Asylum by Highly Suspect” last night & OH, MY that’s a good rock album! Kim was online for pretty much 4 or more hours after work with Apple support & almost finished fixing iTunes Match, but our internet bit the dust late last night. The woman watched a video from the album I had pre-ordered, that doubled, random songs from it on my iPod, & said to Kim “My that’s a different video”. Kim responded “That’s my husband’s music”. Fair enough 7 songs on the 10 song album are marked as “explicit”. I don’t always listen to the words unless they’re terrible, really good or that I can relate too. More the music or melody. Yeah, weird to hear from a guy who wrote lyrics in a group, I know. “Highly Suspect” is labeled as indie rock, but sound nothing like other groups in that stupid sub-genres, The Strokes, Rah Rah (Regina based band we played with at my old high school when they were starting out). I was in grade 8 at high school with “Rah Rah” member Joel Passmore, good guy, despite me not really knowing him that well.

Thank you Consequence of Sound another new artist for me to check out & put on my list to buy later if I like it. Sound Cloud link to the song inside the CoS link.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/listen-to-alice-glass-debut-solo-single-stillbirth/

Teaser/Trailer for upcoming X-Files mini-series. I never got into X-Files.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/x-files-to-return-as-six-episode-miniseries-20150324

Another new “Lamb of God” song featuring Chino from “The Deftones” is in my iTunes files with my other pre-ordered songs from the album out on Friday the 24th.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-embers-deftones-chino-moreno/

Dave Grohl interview on starting Foo Fighters. This is a snippet of the full interview of course there’s LANGUAGE!!!

New Darius Rucker video aka Hootie from “Hootie & The Blowfish” that name was meant to be the entire bands name. Same with “Alice Cooper”! Both became the front man’s name by popular opinion. There’s no “Led & Zeppelins” or “Pink & Floyds”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-darius-ruckers-southern-style-revelry-in-new-video-20150717

Yes, Dave Grohl plays drums while regular drummer, Taylor Hawkins, sings. Brian May of Queen plays on this studio version of the song.

This is why I follow the Rock It Out Blog! Members of Nirvana, Bad Brains, The Germs, & Scream play a punk rock show to 40,000 people. LANGUAGE OF COURSE, IT’S LIVE & DAVE GROHL HAS A DIRTY MOUTH LIVE!!! Out of the 8 studio albums only 3 songs have a 4 letter word in the lyrics, one of them is a rare B-Side Kim ordered for me from Best Buy only available in the USA Best Buy stores in 2005 or 2006?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/foo-fighters-held-an-80s-punk-rock-concert-for-40000-people-in-a-baseball-stadium/

There’s a show I wouldn’t attend. Nirvana was offered to play this tour/show & declined for good reason. Metallica at the time was a group of 2, 3, or 4 alcoholics & Axl Rose was/is unreliable. http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-metallica-tour-anniversary/

If Facebook goes down so does this blog it might end in a few years? I’m not really a big fan of communicating through Facebook. If Apple or iTunes goes down, for me that will be “..the day the music dies…”! “….I dig those rhythm & blues & THIS SONG…”!!

Songs I like. “Matchbox Twenty” had to skip a few! DON’T JUDGE ME!

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

P.S. You’re on your own for the rest of the day.

BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME

Why does the All-Star game determine anything? The winner, American league or National league, gets home field advantage in the World Series in October? Why not have it be whichever of the 2 teams, in the World Series, with the better W-L record gets 4/7 games of the World Series in their ball park. Aren’t all-star games supposed to be fun, light hearted, & mostly for the fans? I didn’t watch the game or Monday’s home run derby. I love baseball, but I only follow the Blue Jays. I watch as many of the 162 games, they play each year, as possible. If I’m doing something else, I record Blue Jays in :30. Not as much fun for me as watching the entire game.

Lots of people find it boring which is fine, I get that. It’s as much if not more of a mental game. You have to be thinking of where you need to be for every scenario on every pitch. If you’re a player on the field not moving on every pitch you’re doing something wrong. My last 2 years of competitive baseball, I played 3rd base. As a fielder, my brain was working on “overdrive” for each pitch. I was thinking about what to do in the multiple situations that could occur if there was a ball in play & I was always on the front part of my feet slowly inching towards the ball. I couldn’t hit to save my life, fielding, for me, was much easier. I learned after a couple of years to attack the baseball in the field, it’s not going to hurt me.

I hope that whoever is watching Blue Jays Central, the pre-game show, is taking Gregg Zaun’s opinion with a grain of salt. I disagree with 80% of what he says, so make up your own mind. He’s a former catcher, when was the last time he played any position in a meaningful game other than catcher or hitter? Catching, hitting, & pitching are the few things I don’t know much about, that’s where I respect his criticism. He’s doing his job well though, I’m talking about him, but TV dives aren’t a real thing. Ever lost your balance while concentrating on a tiny ball as it comes closer to you? I’d dive or run into a fence to field a ball, & I wasn’t on TV? I guess I was playing the game wrong?

Tuesday evenings Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/listening-party-the-albums-were-still-waiting-for-in-2015/

Big Wreck live! Rock on wit your bad self \m/! When did bass solos become cool?

Weird, sounds like a desperate move that isn’t needed? “Come to my wedding reception, even though I don’t know you from a hole in the ground”?

http://loudwire.com/fans-sebastian-bach-wedding-reception-300/

Radio interview with members of Finger Eleven. Album out Friday, July 31st. Two other songs released with an iTunes pre-order sound more like the older 3 albums & not the last 2 albums.

OK, question I saw on www.loudwire.com. Who is your preferred band to see live Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? I’ve seen Pearl Jam twice & Foo Fighters 3 times. It’s a very tough decision for me. My first Pearl Jam show was in the summer of 2005 in Saskatoon, my first Foo Fighters show was at the Summersault festival in Saskatoon in the summer of 2000. I think I’d have to go with Foo Fighters since they just play for a minimum of 3 hours. I love both bands live or on a recording!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-vs-pearl-jam-best-live-band-round-2/

On Monday night’s Jimmy Fallon his musical act was “Echoesmith”. I misunderstood him, then he showed the cover of the vinyl album & repeated their. For 2-3 seconds I though “Cool, Aerosmith”! Nope totally different, but still really good!

I didn’t know they sang that song until just now.  I’m not a cool kid!

“Blurred Lines” ruling sliced to $5.300.000

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-ruling-sliced-to-5-3-million-with-a-catch-20150715

Tina Fey & Amy Poelher on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/amy-poehler-tina-fey-debut-sisters-trailer-on-jimmy-fallon-20150715

Corey Taylor on radio talking about Axl Rose LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-to-axl-rose-stop-being-a-douchebag/

LeBron James on Jimmy Fallon promoting the movie “Trainwreck”

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/videos/lebron-james-tries-to-give-banana-boat-pic-the-slip-20150715

Scott Weiland talks about the death of Kurt Cobain. Scott, just stop drinking & doing heroin. I don’t believe that you’ve kicked the habit. You are the modern day Axl Rose from the late ’80s & early ’90s.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-kurt-cobain-our-generation-death-of-rock-n-roll/

Arcade Fire to release feature film in September.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/arcade-fire-to-release-first-feature-film-the-reflektor-tapes-in-september/ I just can’t get into this group?

Joe Dirt 2………..gotta see it. I loved the first one! I hope this will be on iTunes, we don’t subscribe to Crackle, just Netflix.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/number-one-with-a-mullet-david-spade-on-the-return-of-joe-dirt-20150715

I’d really like Kelly Clarkson to be near Regina with Pentatonix opening for her on the current tour! I assume this would be a FANTASTIC concert!

New music for me starts on Friday & then the following 2 Fridays. “Highly Suspect”, Lamb of God”, & “Finger Eleven” 17th, 24th , & 31st. 5 songs from Highly Suspect on the pre-order from iTunes, 4 from “Lamb of God”, & 3 from “Finger Eleven”

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, gets writing credit for a current song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miguel-gives-billy-corgan-writing-credit-over-1979-similarity-20150715

So many movies I’d like to see! Joe Dirt 2, Sisters, Trainwreck, Star Wars in 2017 (I think I peed a bit when I saw the trailer for it), etc. LANGUAGE!!!!

Looking at this list, I should have been at Comic-Con in San Diego, Third Ion should have been there too. When a band is influenced by video games, that would be THE place to be!

I fixed my iTunes on Sunday & ended up doing some tweaking, not twerking, to it on Monday, now all is well other than the recent release by Barenaked Ladies “Silverball”. It will play everywhere but on our TV? My computer & iPod, Kim’s computer, Phone, iPad & car radio. Just not our TV?

Rolling Stone says “Clueless is still the ultimate teen movie”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/why-clueless-is-still-the-ultimate-teen-comedy-20150715

Justin Bieber to Martha Stewart

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

10 new artists Rolling Stone says you need to know.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-july-2015-20150713

A radio show on Apple Music hosted by Josh Homme (singer Queens of the Stone Age & Them Crooked Vultures)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.6d402c45-2b23-11e5-85b1-2890829a6abb

Obama on Bill Cosby rape allegations

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/obama-comments-on-bill-cosby-allegations-thats-rape-20150715

Songs I like. “Limblifter” Saskatchewan small town band when they separated from “The Age of Electric” who were another small town Saskatchewan group. “The Age of Electric” singer is with Slash now as the bass player in Slash’s group!

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