WEEKEND UPDATE/OPTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TECHNOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deadpool 2 trailer, May 18th in theaters.

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

 

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

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

 

What are “Lamb of God” up to?

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

Lamb of God’s Facebook status

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

 

Burn the Priest – Legion: XX

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

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WEEKEND UPDATE & PINK

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I find odd bruises & scabs on me all of the time & never know where they came from, is that weird?

Friday was pretty tame.  Kim still wasn’t feeling very good, I’ve never seen her ill for more than 2 or 3 days.  We ended the day by watching “Kingsman The Secret Service”.  Sort of a “James Bond” meets “Monty Python” movie, HILARIOUS!

Saturday I slept in for a LONG time, 12:30 pm seemed like a good time to get up.  Too long for me, a waste of a day but I guess I needed it.  I started my exercising on Tuesday, then later on Wednesday after my 2nd day of exercising I was sore & tired.  Thursday & Friday were fine though.  Kim woke up feeling fine on Saturday.  Yay, had the house upside down when I got up & she was close to having it all clean.  Poor Kim, wasted her entire week off being sick & required many naps with Brewster.  At least she was feeling better.  Quiet Saturday even ordered in some supper.

Yay, the Blue Jays did something that hopefully won’t matter if the $20,000,000/year Troy Tulowitzki can stay healthy?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/report-blue-jays-acquire-infielder-yangervis-solarte-padres/

 

Finished Saturday with too much rum after the gin while watching Wonder Woman.

 

I always seem to have a different opinion than the masses.  I like the “Wonder Woman” movie, yet I find it to be a movie I tolerate in a series I’m all in for.  Meanwhile “Thor”, “Dr. Strange”, & “Guardians of the Galaxy” I did not enjoy.  I’m hesitant to watch “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” because of my dislike of the first one.

At least the 2nd, Thor: The Dark World movie was good!

 

Kim went out this morning for coffee with Jolene.  I got up while she was out & noticed that my 160gig iPod Classic needed to be charged.  Kim was charging her new iPhone in a different outlet & took my charger over by her’s.  I dropped her phone & of course the glass shattered from a 4 foot fall.  My bad, nobody else’ fault.

Why is it that when my iPod dies, I’ll have to pay more for an iPod touch with a smaller hard drive in it, & if I drop it, I’ll have to replace it?  I’ve pretty much decided once it dies on me, I’m done with owning an iPod of any kind.  128gig iPod touch, no thanks.

Phew, dodged a bullet there.  She was charging the one that was already broken to transfer the info over.  I was nervous for a while there!

I’ve dropped my iPod too many times to count & I’ve only had to restart it twice since I got it over 6 full years ago.  My question is, why doesn’t Apple make iPhones with fiberglass?  Is it because of the cost to make them or the cost loss from consumers constantly replacing their iPhone?

We’ve been sitting on the couch waiting for the other to move.  So I’m here to post this & return to the couch.

 

I can get behind this, I like Halestorm.  SOME LANGUAGE in the song “Here’s to us”.

http://loudwire.com/best-halestorm-songs/

 

I hope this will knock him off his thrown.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-wolff-om-very-angry-trump-surreal-book-release-w515087

Stop giving him attention, I’m going to stop as well.  He thrives on attention, if you stop maybe he’ll do something reasonable, although I doubt it.  You never know unless you try?

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/late-night-hosts-roast-trump-over-fire-and-fury-excerpts-w515020

 

Marvel’s “Black Panther” trailer.  Movie in theaters February 16th

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

I did not see this album being so good.  It’s a pop album as you may have guessed.  The difference here is that I find it to be very catchy.  I’m listening to this album about once a day right now in the mix with Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Devin Townsend Project, Big Wreck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & the newest release from Kelly Clarkson.

I usually have music playing all day.  Kim had the week off but was ill with a head cold & a headache earlier this past week.  Not much music being played here.  Here’s a few tracks from Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma”

 

 

 

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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