BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

Wear a shirt, listen to the band!

I exercised to “Finger Eleven” the album “Tip”

 

I watched “This is Life” on CNN with Lisa Ling last Sunday.  It was about people becoming addicted to technology.  They even mentioned that kids are committing suicide or throwing tantrums when their phone, tablet, computer, etc. is taken away, kids who have graduated high school or have dropped out of school.  I guess there is a rehab place for it in Silicon Valley.  One guy who was suicidal, because he played games on his cell phone so much he wouldn’t sleep, he just kept playing the game, he stopped speaking to other people completely.  He spoke to the group, including his sister & parents about just getting a flip phone.

What am I trying to explain here is that the Facebook message, email, tweet, etc. will be there, even if you don’t reply instantly.  Nobody talks to anyone any more.  I’ll text you, email you, Facebook you, etc. that’s all I hear.  You can call me, Facebook me, or email me to get together later on.  Then we can talk face to face.

I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  I refuse to get a smart phone.  I don’t want to hear an alert from my phone all of the time.  My wife has a cell phone & it drives me nuts when she sets it on the couch & I feel it vibrate or hear it make a sound.  If I really need a phone, I’ll get a flip phone & people can call me.

Companies like google, yahoo, email sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are trying to push out as much crap as possible to keep you engaged with your phone as long as possible so they can make more money.

You know what’s coming next?  Robots, that are stronger than us.  Jim Jefferies even had a segment about them.  They’re real, & I want no part of it!

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

Kids on average get a cell phone between the ages of 6-13.  Why do kids need/want a cell phone at that age?  I’m 38 with nothing more than a desktop computer aka I don’t freak out without a cell phone in my pocket.  It is so nice to not worry about that.  What is on my computer desk?  Pens & paper, to write down new phone numbers & new passwords.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/11/health/cell-phones-for-kids-parenting-without-borders-explainer-intl/index.html

Kids are said to be more depressed these days because of less human interaction & they’re not the C.E.O. a successful business after being there for 8 months.  Chill out, the Earth doesn’t orbit around anyone, just the sun.

I do the same with this blog & assume everyone knows how I’m doing?  Well not everyone is reading this.  If they’re in a different province or country, I’ll email them or Facebook them, however they prefer to be reached.  I don’t send enough messages as I should though.

 

This is one of the reasons Dave Grohl is so cool!

 

Are Pentatonix going to release a Christmas album every year?  They’re on pace for it.

 

This is why I’m against streaming music & digital downloads.  Apple needs to get rid of their streaming music site, let the artists set the price between $9.99 to 14.99 per download.  The option?  Streaming sites need to pay the artist more!  I’ve got 600 CDs behind me in boxes.  The average cost of a CD was around $20- $25.  Artists could put the price at $18.99 & it would still be cheap for people like me.  I’m not an Avenged Sevenfold fan but this was the article that I saw.  99.9% of their income comes from touring.  I haven’t seen every band I like live, so they’re missing out on money from me in a way, I guess?

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-synyster-gates-touring-99-9-percent-bands-income/

Would you want to spend $1000s of dollars on recording the music, paying a producer, a sound engineer, etc.?  Only to give it away on a fraction of a penny?  I’d make music for myself & tour every 5 years while working at another job 5 days a week.

 

Why would ‘System of a Down’ even consider getting a therapist like ‘Metallica’?  Remember after ‘Metallica’ got a therapist they gave us the album ‘St. Anger’.  An album that sounds terrible with 0 solos.  The solo thing I can get past, the production & song writing on that album leaves a LOT to be desired.

 

I wonder who put gasoline on the fire of the lies, deception, & hatred?

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

I only own the album “Born in the USA”.  This is an album I heard as a kid, my dad was really into it.  He has the regular vinyl edition & bought a special edition that’s still sealed in the purchased packaging.  I bought this album on iTunes & added a few extra songs from his greatest hits album.

I saw this video ^^ while I was watching “FRIENDS” as a teenager & asked “Is that Monica from friends?”  Reply from my parents “Yes, it is” I was surprised.

These are all on the album.  The following is one of the songs I added.

 

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REGENERIZED/ALTER BRIDGE CONCERT BLU-RAY WITH PARALLAX ORCHESTRA

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” the album “Pleasure to Meet you”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street”

I had breakfast to “Bruce Springsteen” the album “Born in the USA”

 

Great weekend & needed break at the cabin, then Monday came.  I did 5/6 exercises, I might scale it down to 4 but we’ll see?  Of course Tuesdays & Thursdays will be the other exercise(s).  One weekend of an actual break from exercise & scenery worked wonders for me!  I need to do that more often!

Yes, we watched the Saskatchewan Roughrider game on TV at the cabin.

I always listen to music, but especially when I bummed out.  Cut out all of the non-sense around me & dive into the music.  I guess “Lzzy Hale” of “Halestorm” does the same?

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/songs-black-days-halestorms-lzzy-hale#janis-joplin-piece-my-heart

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

When my grandmother died, I was 19.  I went to my room downstairs & listened to I Mother Earth after her funeral.  She died December 5th, 1999.  I would also drive my car to Moose Jaw & back blasting “Foo Fighters” “There is Nothing Left to Lose” constantly for 1 ½ hours in a round trip.

 

Foo Fighters are playing the Super Bowl this year???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-have-been-approached-playing-super-bowl/

 

Some yes, some no, some overrated & some I’ve never heard.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-debut-albums/

 

My favourite ‘Soundgarden’ album turned 25 on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/soundgardens-badmotorfinger-at-25-kim-thayil-looks-back-126082/

 

‘Megadeth’s’ “Rust in Peace” was released 28 years ago Monday!!!

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-rust-in-peace-album-anniversary/

 

I can only accept 2 or 3 of these.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/13-cover-versions-that-are-better-than-the-originals/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true

 

ALTER BRIDGE CONCERT BLU-RAY

Alter Bridge released their first studio album of now 5 in total back in 2004.  When I heard the singer’s voice, I knew it sounded REALLY good & very familiar.  Yes, the 3 other guys are the guitarist, drummer, & bassist from the band ‘Creed’.  I still listen to the first ‘Creed’ album, but not very often.  The singer’s name is Myles Kennedy.  I realized, after my time in the hospitals, that he was in a band called “The Mayfield Four”.  I saw them in 1999 or 2000 when they opened for “The Watchmen” & “Big Wreck”, I then figured out that he sang inaudible backing vocals on “Big Wreck’s” 2nd album on the song “Breakthrough”

I found the first Mayfield 4 album & the 2nd album is available on iTunes.  Myles Kennedy is now the singer for “Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators”.  I bought one Slash album on iTunes & I just never have the desire to listen to it, despite the FANTASTIC vocals from Myles.  Here’s a track from each of “The Mayfield Four” albums.  I’ll follow them up with a few tunes from the blu-ray of “Alter Bridge” but keep in mind the orchestra is much more prevalent in a surround mix.

NOW THE ALTER BRIDGE BLU-RAY

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/JIMMY EAT WORLD

 

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Music throughout the weekend. “Dave Grohl”, “The Struts”, “Lamb of God”, “Bruce Springsteen”.

 

Relatively quiet weekend.  Friday I watched the Toronto Blue Jays.  Did the same on Saturday.  Stopped the game on Saturday while visiting with Tim Wong & his kids.  I’ve been friends with Tim since grade 9 (1994-1995?).  Nice to see him.  I see him about once a year, since he lives in Edmonton.  Always a welcome visit when he’s in town.  Kim had a work BBQ on Saturday.  She left just before 3:00 pm & came home quite late (2:50 pm – 11:40 pm roughly), what was I doing?  I watched “Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi” after Tim & his kids left.

Today is our get ready for the week ahead, I’ve made my juice & Kim’s out grocery shopping.  I’ll bake some fish & Kim will put her lunches together once we hard boil some eggs.

Brewster is getting old.  Kim took him to the Vet this week.  He’s 12.5 years old, both ears are infected, & on a scale of 1 – 6 his heart murmur is at a 4.  Gets me more than a little worried.

 

I can’t wait to see “The Meg”.  That might rank up there for me with the movie “Jaws”?

 

JIMMY EAT WORLD

A pop/punk band made up of 7 people with 8 albums.  Again, more emphasis on the pop than the punk.  They made their debut in 1996 with the album “Static Prevails”.  I own 4 of their albums.  Not the first 2 releases or the last 2 releases.  They’ve hit the peak of their career for me.  I didn’t get into them until 2001 on their 3rd album “Bleed American” when I saw the video for the song “The Middle”.

 

2001    BLEED AMERICAN

 

2004    FUTURES

 

2007   CHASE THIS LIGHT

 

2010   INVENTED

I can see how people would get really bored with this band fast.  Very redundant with the majority of the songs in very simple 4/4 time.  If I’m listening to stuff like this or a very progressive type of music, I’m probably not thinking about the music & have just tuned out of everything.  If it’s very progressive I might be focusing or thinking too hard about what’s going on in the music.

 

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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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THE CFL & BACK TO THE EXERCISING GRIND

I fell asleep to “Live” the album “Throwing Copper” after the majority of “Eve 6” the album “Horrorscope”

LANGUAGE!!!

I found a clean version. The language is censored.

I exercised to “Coldplay” the latest album “A Head Full of Dreams” followed by a lot of silence.

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I hit my exercise goal today, but only did 2 types of exercise. I figured I should ease into it, instead of wrecking myself for another week on the couch. I was fine last week, I just felt guilty & bored as my exercise mat sat there & judged me “from a distance”. Why do I know that song? Right, mom likes it! Bad mommy, NO!

When did the Saskatchewan Roughriders become an overpriced professional sporting event? I’ve been going to the only professional football game in the province since my grandfather could hold me on his lap. For the 2017 season we’ll have a new stadium, my parents & I get season tickets, 1 exhibition game, 9 regular season games, & you pay for a home playoff game which carries over if there’s not one. Right now we are paying $7 extra for each game. Even if we move to a worse spot, we pay more than we do now. New stadium so of course prices would go up. If they’re going up that much they’d better win more than 3 games in 2017! I can watch them lose at home on TV. One season & there’s a 98% chance I’ll stay at home, unless it’s an incredible season or new stadium. A roughly $30/game extra.

The 4 BIG singles from each 4 “Alter Bridge” albums available now as they finish recording their 5th studio album. 4 songs in order.

So this first one was just the popular one on iTunes. The single is the next one below it.

Myles Kennedy (singer) sang backing vocals on this Big Wreck song. Unfortunately he’s buried in the mix?

Myles Kennedy was the lead singer in a group called “The Mayfield Four”. I saw them many, many years ago opening for “Big Wreck”, with “The Watchmen” sandwiched in between. Great show!

SWEET!!!!!! Sega Genesis free games online?? I knew this day would come, I didn’t think it would come so soon!? Hello late ’90s & early 2000s, I missed you! If only my left hand worked properly?

http://www.unilad.co.uk/gaming/sega-releasing-megadrive-games-online-for-free-heres-how-to-play/

Pentatonix are on tour NOW!!!

http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=268573&SearchBy=pentatonix

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

16 years ago “Papa Roach” released the album “Infest”. I didn’t like the song when it came out. The rest of our band in University loved it, I refused to sing it! I think I was telling a story or something, totally unrelated from the subject of the song?

http://loudwire.com/papa-roach-infest-anniversary/

Censored LANGUAGE!!!

A concert to battle M.S. With Ken Tizzard & Daniel Greaves both solo I assume, from The Watchmen

http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/10844

I liked some of the ‘Destiny’s Child’ stuff, never bought any of it. Beyonce’s solo stuff I don’t enjoy.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/beyonce-lemonade-20160425

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

Do you need some Opeth swag?

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/opeth-the-perpetual-journey

Prince passed away last week. The news is still everywhere, & I think the world is doing individual tributes to him. Rightfully so, I love Prince! I’ve got 12 of his albums, which really isn’t much from his catalogue. Here’s Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour, performing “Purple Rain”

I was wishing the Prince news would eliminate the Guns n’ Roses news?

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-out-ta-get-me-used-to-love-her-coachella-add-four-dates/

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

The countdown is on “Tremonti” the 3rd studio album “Dust” will be released on Friday!! Foo Fighters are on hiatus or as they call it “I hate us”. Big Wreck is writing from what I know? I have to fill my time until they both release something? “Tremonti” & “Alter Bridge” this year would be fantastic with all of the other stuff I have!

As for the www.wikipedia.com mention yesterday. The site no longer says “Anyone can edit”! It’s good for anything other than musicians info. Which sadly is what I mainly use it for 3 or 4 times a year.

A review of the upcoming Tremonti album ‘Dust’ & other info on the album.

http://www.fullmetalrock.com/DUST.html

Beyonce’s album was exclusively on TIDAL but not anymore. Makes sense, not everyone is on TIDAL, I still purchase music from iTunes or maybe a CD or 2 a year?

http://www.nme.com/news/beyonce/93195?utm_campaign=nme-daily-25th-apr-25-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Looking forward to the Kongos release as well on June 10th

Bruce Springsteen covers Price’s “Purple Rain” as a tribute to the artist. Song inside the link!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-bruce-springsteens-poignant-cover-of-princes-purple-rain-20160424

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HOLIDAY SEASON & YET MORE SHOOTINGS?

I guess the victims didn’t have their guns with them to “protect” themselves? I guess it could be a terrorist attack? So they say on the news at this point? Not every American loves having a firearm with them & not every Muslim is an extremist/terrorist.

 

Doctors appointment this morning at the cancer clinic. All is well. Told me to take baby Aspirin & it might help to get rid of the minor side effects from the medications I’m on, maybe it’ll help with my dry mouth & I might not drink 2 liters of water a day. She also showed me my CT scan & explained it, all is well she said. There’s some water in my noggin but that’s OK. She also extended my time for the next appointment to June of 2017, instead of 1 appointment a year, it’s now every year & a half! Fewer needles being poked in me!

 

Today’s workout was brought to you by “The Beatles” all albums on shuffle.

 

Scott Weiland (former singer for Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver, was with Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts at the time he passed) Sad to see someone die but I don’t think his death was a shock? He had been dealing with drugs & alcohol for many years, constantly in & out of rehab. All of this was in the public eye. Velvet Revolver even made a music video involving his issues, while he was a member of the group.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-reportedly-found-dead-on-tour-bus/

 

Thursday’s Rock It Out Blog, music at the movies. Star Wars themed!

 

Article with “All That Remains” singer on the mass shootings.

http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-phil-labonte-mass-shootings-laws-didnt-work-paris-they-wont-stop-stuff-here/

 

Paramore shared it…….

 

I got 28/30! Better than I thought!!! What’s your score?

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/rolling-stones-or-beatles.htm?mkcpgn=i600000066-fbquizshare

 

Kanye West mash up with Queens of the Stone Age

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/kanye-west-and-queens-of-the-stone-age-mashup-album-works-surprisingly-well-listen/

 

“Phoenix” & Bill Murray cover lost holiday song by the Beach Boys

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-phoenix-bill-murray-cover-lost-beach-boys-holiday-song-20151204

 

Bruce Springsteen tour dates for 2016

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/bruce-springsteen-announces-2016-tour-celebrating-his-1980-opus-the-river/

 

Big Wreck shared this on facebook in remembrance of Scott Weiland.

http://www.drugandalcoholhelpline.ca/

 

It’ in 2017 but it’s a confirmed reunion.

http://www.nme.com/news/guns-n-roses/90142?utm_campaign=nme-daily-4th-dec-04-12-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

His sister seems a wee bit off. Just a HUGE mistake, nobody should have to fo through whether they’re 12 or 82!

http://www.nme.com/news/nicki-minaj/90139?utm_campaign=nme-daily-4th-dec-04-12-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter Sorry, I had to make a reference point.

 

On Stone Temple Pilots’ facebook page

Dear Scott,

Let us start by saying thank you for sharing your life with us.

Together we crafted a legacy of music that has given so many people happiness and great memories.

The memories are many, and they run deep for us.

We know amidst the good and the bad you struggled, time and time again.

It’s what made you who you were.

You were gifted beyond words, Scott.

Part of that gift was part of your curse.

With deep sorrow for you and your family, we are saddened to see you go.

All of our love and respect.

We will miss you brother,

Robert, Eric, Dean”

 

Cool story for the holidays. My mother-in-law was likely crying through part of it.

http://www.dizzyturtle.com/edeka-christmas-commercial/

 

EVERYTHING on facebook is about the passing of Scott Weiland. Stone Temple Pilots became famous as a grunge band I guess releasing the album “Core” in 1992, out of San Diego.

For me, that’s a really good debut album. They released 6 studio albums & a Greatest Hits album with Scott Weiland & a 5 song EP with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.

Chester is the singer, not the rapper.

 

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog ALWAYS BEWARE OF LANGUAGE!!!

 

Songs I like, “The Watchmen” out of Winnipeg originally.

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CNN

It’s like watching a car collision. You don’t want to watch but you can’t take your eyes off of it. It’s late Sunday afternoon, CNN has been on pretty much the entire day. (There’s nothing else on, unless you’re a fan of the NFL). With all of this crap going on in the world, I predict I’ll die at the hands of a terrorist. Almost everyone wants world peace, but I think we’re all looking at a possibility of WWIII? Either way I’ll go about my life the same way & I would encourage others to do the same!

Watching the AMAs last night made me feel old & out of touch. I’ve heard 2 Demi Lovato songs now. I’m sure some of the audience at the AMAs were wondering “Who’s Alanis Morrisette & why is she singing with Demi Lovato?” I was the total opposite “What is Demi Lovato famous for & why is she singing with Alanis Morrisette?” I wasn’t a fan of that album when I was 15 & 20 years later has not changed my opinion. In 1995 though Alanis was EVERYWHERE!

I was watching the AMAs for one reason. More “Star Wars” footage & Pentatonix. They got me! I watched the entire show to see what I wanted to see. Well played AMAs, well played!

What I think is pretty cool right now is, call in radio shows in Toronto have 99.9% of the callers still talking about the Blue Jays & how next year they could remain a strong contender for a World Series championship!

Every fan has their own idea of what they’d do. So I’ll throw my hat in that ring too! I would trade knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey, his catcher Josh Thole & whoever is being named the 5th outfielder for a decent starting pitcher. I have nothing against any of these people just that a knuckle ball is extremely unpredictable & difficult to catch. I’d also trade newly acquired short stop Troy Tulowitzki for cash or a pitcher & put the young impressive fielder Ryan Goins at short stop. That should free up 17-18 million dollars. Then I’d have to chose between right fielder Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion who plays DH or first base. Currently they have 3 first basemen. I’d trade Edwin for a number 1 or number 2 starting pitcher, or trade him at deadline if David Price signs. Both Bautista & Encarnacion are free agents at the end of the 2016 & I assume the Blue Jays can’t afford both of them & a few pitchers. I look at it as at the moment they have 3 starting pitchers. 26 year old Marcus Stroman who could be your number 1 or number 2 pitcher, Aaron Sanchez, & Marcus Estrada who has sign on for 2 more years with Toronto. 3B Josh Donaldson will be going to arbitration soon & will likely be offered $12,000,000 a year. If pitcher David Price signs, it will likely be a minimum of 7-9 years at a minimum of $25,000,000 a year if they’re lucky. Baseball is a game of numbers on & off the field. That’s what I’d do, but I’m nothing more than a fan who played & never reached the height of their success. Heck I never made it out of the B league in Regina! If David Price wants to stay, throw as much money at him as possible! Rogers is a multi billion dollar company. I don’t know the budget, & who knows if it will ever be public?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/jays-price-is-marriage-that-makes-too-much-sense/

 

The countdown on Foo Fighters’ website finished last night (Sunday night). Now a letter from Dave Grohl & a 5 song EP for free on 5 different types of music sites! Each link is on their website! What they ask of you is to please donate to a charity for those affected by the attacks in Paris!

http://www.saintceciliaep.com/

 

Sorry, I wrote this Sunday & a little on Monday. I had a doctors appointment Monday morning just to get some refills for my pills, then spent the day/evening at my parents place. That’s the reason for no blog yesterday. On the bright side my family doctor said my CT-Scan looked good! One more appointment to go this year, then nothing until October or November of next year.

 

Today is my parents 37th wedding anniversary as well! Congratulations Mom & Dad! They actually started dating in “grade 9” at the same high school my brother & I went to!

 

Now I want to hear “Throwing Copper” by Live.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Hahahahahaha! LANGUAGE!! The show is on HBO.

 

Win a “Hello Kitty” drum kit played by Mike Portnoy formerly of “Dream Theater”

http://loudwire.com/win-hello-kitty-drum-kit-mike-portnoy/?fb2

 

The Muppets parody Adele!

 

Bruce Springsteen anyone! New song sounds like classic Bruce!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-bruce-springsteens-powerful-party-lights-from-new-river-box-20151123

http://vevo.ly/I2yMOo

 

Finger Eleven’s “Gods of Speed” is number 1 on the CBC rock charts

 

Yes, Pentatonix have added 5 songs to their Christmas album. This is one of them.

 

Adele on SNL. Song inside the link, isolated vocals.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/adele-was-definitely-not-lip-syncing-on-snl/

 

Progress report from Tool & a new song inside the link. No album announcement yet.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/tool-offer-progress-report-on-wonderful-new-album/

 

President Obama is a guest on the new “Coldplay” album?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/president-barack-obama-is-a-guest-on-the-new-coldplay-album/

 

Ian Thornley on instagram

https://instagram.com/p/-b93qcTF2d/

 

Justin Bieber’s song “What do you Mean?” by Walk off the Earth

 

Difficulty for global touring acts

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/the-uphill-battle-of-international-touring/

 

The story behind David Bowie’s new album “Blackstar”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-inside-story-of-david-bowies-stunning-new-album-blackstar-20151123

 

The movie “Creed” vs. the band “Creed” confusing if you’re tagging one of them on social media?

http://loudwire.com/creed-vs-creed-exclusive-trailer/?fb3

 

Scott Stapp (Creed singer) reviews the movie “Creed”

 

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog. I almost always turn to music to cope with a situation. Even after my grandmother passed away from breast cancer in 1999. I went to my room in the basement after the funeral & listened to the “Blue Green Orange” album by I Mother Earth through headphones.

 

I can’t get into “Five Finger Death Punch”. My brother bought 2 of their CDs when they were here opening for “Korn”

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-postpone-paris-show/

 

Rob Zombie’s new horror film. He directs as well as being a singer. Smart guy!

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-premiere-horror-film-31-january-2016/

 

Article with Lemmy of Motorhead on terrorist attacks.

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-on-terrorist-attacks-if-they-stop-you-they-win/

 

Anthony Vincent covers Adele’s “Hello” in 25 styles

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-adele-hello-deftones-alice-in-chains-more/

 

Songs I like, “The Trews” I have their first 2 albums on CD. The 2nd one was underwhelming. After Kim & I first saw them, I saw them twice & the live show just didn’t live up to the first time we saw them opening for “Big Sugar”.

 

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COLD, WINDY & BLOWING SNOW!!!!! WELCOME TO SASKATCHEWAN!!!!

Today’s workout was brought to you by “U2” the album “Achtung Baby”

 

Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog

 

Interview with “Clutch” singer Neil Fallon

 

Great! Maynard’s releasing new material with “Puscifer” yet no new material from “Tool” since 2006. “Tool” is known for taking around 4-6 years to create an album, but this is getting ridonculous! In all fairness to Maynard, he says he doesn’t write lyrics until he has the music.

http://loudwire.com/puscifer-the-remedy-exclusive-video-premiere/

 

Don’t get me wrong here I love “Muse” but I think they should focus more on finishing the current tour & heading back into the studio. My expectations were EXTREMELY high for this album.

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/89791?utm_campaign=nme-daily-18th-nov-18-11-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I don’t know much about “Bruce Springsteen” growing up, my father was a BIG fan of the “Born in the USA album. I like it too. Now “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” will be the musical guest on SNL for their Christmas show.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-band-tapped-for-snls-christmas-episode/

 

“Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats” different song inside the link!

http://www.npr.org/event/music/456206998/nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-tiny-desk-concert?autoplay=true

 

50 alternative albums you NEED to own on vinyl? I have some of them on CD, some I have no desire to hear, & some I’ve never heard of. A few of them have the potential to be absolute classic albums for me!

http://diffuser.fm/50-alternative-albums-to-own-on-vinyl/?fblw

 

“Finger Eleven” article

http://rockatnight.com/2015/11/finger-eleven-bring-their-fall-of-the-hammer-tour-to-hamiltons-molson-canadian-studio/

The more I listen to the new albums from “Finger Eleven”, “Trivium”, & “Lamb of God”, I tend to like them more each time & they started off being REALLY good!

 

Here’s a festival line up for next summer I assume in the USA. Nothing on the list I’d be heartbroken if I missed it.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/firefly-music-festival-reveals-2016-lineup/

 

I enjoy some Christmas music. Too early for me though. No snow on the ground yet. I think you can find this on one of “Pentatonix” Deluxe Christmas albums. They just added it.

 

“Eagles of Death Metal” on their show in Paris during the attacks

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/eagles-of-death-metal-break-silence-on-paris-terrorist-attack/

 

20 terrible debut albums by great artists

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-terrible-debut-albums-by-great-artists-20151118

I’d have to add “Muse’s” Showbiz album to that list.

 

I think I’d buy this album & never listen to it. Justin Bieber seems to have grown up (I don’t blame him for any “mistakes” he’s made, he grew up in the public eye) if I had grown up being that famous my screw ups would be magnified too. One of his songs that I’ve heard seems OK.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-justin-biebers-intimate-sorry-with-the-roots-20151118

 

Loving the solo album by Ian Fletcher Thornley also!!!

 

Fair enough. Wait……..who? Never heard of them?

 

Still 4+ days on Foo Fighters countdown clock. Album announcement? They said they had recorded 5 songs on tour I Austin. It’s gotta be that or Dave’s planning on breaking his other leg again?

http://lobby.foofighters.com/

 

Songs I like, “The Tragically Hip” I rarely listen to them. They’re a large piece of being Canadian. I have 4 of their albums on CD.

 

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TONIGHT, GAME 1, IN KANSAS CITY!

Am I excited for Blue Jay playoff baseball? I think I peed a lil’ bit!

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “F”, as in 7 albums on shuffle, one came as a bonus album with a DVD.

I don’t expect any of this until there’s an elimination game of the series between the KC Royals & the T. Blue Jays.

I blame the home plate umpire for a mockery of this game!

Top 10 trio bands by www.mojo.com

Primus should not be an “Honorable Mention” IMO they should hold down 2nd place to Rush, a very close 2nd place. I’m not really a Primus fan, but they’re fantastic musicians.

No new Tool announcement………………………..

http://loudwire.com/tool-ex-wwe-announcer-justin-roberts-moderator-vip-meet-and-greet/

Fall Out Boy shared it, here it is. This album, for me, paled in comparison to the previous album “Save Rock n’ Roll” which sounds like more of a pop album. Here’s the one they shared & one from the previous album.

Star Wars fans were so excited to see the trailer for “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” in the late ’90s. Then they saw Jar Jar Binks?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/flashback-star-wars-phantom-menace-trailer-causes-hysteria-in-1998-20151016

I’m a VERY casual fan of the “Red Hot Chili Peppers”. New album on the way.

http://www.nme.com/news/red-hot-chili-peppers/89058?utm_campaign=nme-october-16-16-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

New Pentatonix is out & really good!

Ian Thornley demoing “Rufus” pedal used on the song “A Place to Call Home”

Last nights musical guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Pentatonix!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkOKF2qfU18 Sorry it wouldn’t let me embed the link, but this is their performance on the show!

I got 2 albums last night. Coheed & Cambria, & Pentatonix.

“Walk off the Earth” cover the song ‘Cheerleader’

Bruce Springsteen box set

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/bruce-springsteens-the-river-gets-massive-box-set/

Songs I like, “Soundgarden”

“Soundgarden” broke up in ’97, then returned. “Big Wreck” debut album was released in ’97, coincidence? No! Odd? Yes!

Totally different songs. Same vocal range with weird guitar tunings.

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Chris

NO BIG ALBUMS OR ANY ALBUMS FOR ME THIS AUGUST

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I don’t do all of the workouts everyday. I pick 2 or 3 out & do them, 420 crunches, 20-30 minutes of yoga, 40 push ups, 40 leg lifts on my hands & knees or on my back, walking with my walker, up & down stairs, or the recumbent exercise bike.

“The Weeknd” & “Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats” were released, but only the first single from each album got me interested. I don’t buy just a song. Iron Maiden out on September 4th is what I’m waiting for.

Iron Maiden touring the globe in style for 2016. New album “Book of Souls” out September 4th

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-new-jumbo-jet-2016-world-tour/

Dave Grohl chugs a beer onstage with a 50 year old fan on his 50th birthday. MINIMAL LANGUAGE AT THE END!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/87858?utm_campaign=nme-august-26-26-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I don’t smoke anything or use drugs in any way. Fighting against legalizing it is a waste of time & also not the popular choice for politicians. Marijuana smokers won’t hurt anyone. Maybe it could help the economy? I don’t follow politics since nothing has effected me personally. People will use marijuana legally or illegally which would you prefer?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/poll-fighting-marijuana-legalization-is-bad-politics-20150826

AC/DC start their 2015 North American tour.

http://loudwire.com/acdc-opening-night-2015-north-american-tour/

^^Good thing someone caught that with their cell phone! SURPRISE IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!

25 rock acts with unique set-lists

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/the-25-best-rock-acts-with-unique-setlists/

I’m watching CNN this afternoon about the shooting. The news anchor asks “Why did this deranged person feel compelled to do this?” I have a different question “Why does he have a gun in the first place?” OH, right because it’s a right for every American to own a firearm. Those rights seem to be doing wonders in America. This happening on almost a weekly occasion. “Ah, there was another shooting in the USA! Oh well, I’m responsible with my firearm, nobody can take it away. Hey daughter/son let’s go to a movie, make sure to bring your gun then you’ll be safe”. At some point you would think any President would make a stand & do something about this. I expected something to happen a long time ago, but “Hey, what can you do? Crazy……….right?”. “Other Country’s are weird, they don’t have a gun on every citizen?”. You know what else we don’t have? Weekly public shootings!

DRILL THIS INTO YOUR HEAD USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m not saying Canada or any other country is superior to the USA. Living in Canada I don’t need to think about where my firearm is, if I should ware any type of armor when I leave my house, or if I’ll be attacked in any way. I’m also not saying that every USA citizen is a gun lover, gun owner or that they’re all irresponsible with their fire arms. I’m saying that this type of thing happens far to often in the so called “Greatest Country on Earth”. For me, this not just a matter of sadness. It’s a matter of sadness, helplessness, redundancy, & now anger. WHY?

Bruce Springsteen, David Letterman, & Bill Murray make video cameo.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/springsteen-letterman-bill-murray-cameo-in-darlene-loves-new-video-20150826

The music thing might not be enough for these two? Now they’re auditioning to be zombies in a future release.

http://loudwire.com/james-hetfield-m-shadows-audition-zombies-call-of-duty-black-ops-3/

Tremonti’s “Cauterize” album! If you like rock/metal GET IT!!!!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cauterize/id994986717

Songs I like, “Our Lady Peace” The first 4 albums are good, for me, there is a steady & steep downfall after the first album.

This where it gets sketchy for me, these were big hits in Canada though!

A fairly quiet music news day, actually the entire month of August has been unusually quiet.

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Bye,

Chris