WEEKEND UPDATE/AEROSMITH

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Music throughout the weekend.  “In Flames”, “Lamb of God”, “Dream Theater”, “Elton John”, “Billy Joel”, “Candlebox”, & “John Mayer”

 

I went to Winnipeg this weekend for my great aunt’s 80th birthday.  I rode with my parents late Friday.  We got there at about 12:45 am.  Stayed at my cousin’s condo.

The birthday was on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Then we went to my other great aunt & uncle’s place for a BBQ & adult beverages.  We had to stay late due to the tremendous torrential down poor of rain “Well I guess this means I should have another rum & coke?”

My dad has 3 cousins around my age in Winnipeg from my great aunt & uncle that hosted the BBQ.  2 of them are older than me & one is a year younger me.  It was great to see my 2nd cousins & significant others, as well meeting or seeing their kids

Again it was shortly after midnight when we went back to my cousin’s place.  Great time seeing everybody though!

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of my cousin we were staying with.  She was cleaning the barn where she keeps her horse.

Whirlwind trip but well worth it!

 

What?  Sarah Silverman sings with “Walk off the Earth” for their cover of “Video Killed the Radio Star”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/sarah-silverman-and-walk-off-the-earth-record-video-killed-the-radio-star-in-new-video-818437/?fbclid=IwAR2i7nNUs-2pN95Q6Ya9ZcsVZj547Idp8_ZmLqYHIy3TyfshjblgnfAy87E

 

 

AEROSMITH

I’m not a huge “Aerosmith” fan, but I do like a few tunes from them.  I have their album “Big Ones”, a greatest hits compilation that I changed a few songs on iTunes.  Kim & I went to Boston in 2007 & had supper at the “Boston Hard Rock Café”, one of those moments where I was reminded they’re based in Boston.  Well here are a few songs of theirs…

 

1994   BIG ONES

 

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

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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/APPLE

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Lullabies to Paralyze”, followed by “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Into the Sun”

 

5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 200 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes, & some walking this week.

I don’t know why, but Wednesday I was extremely tired?  I’m guessing it’s likely because I got up at 7:30 am, after going to bed around 11:15 pm the night before.  I got up & did my exercises, had breakfast, then showered before we left to see the doctor at 10:30 am.  I ended up being ready to go with an hour to wait until we left.

I didn’t really get to rest between my sets of the 4 exercises on Wednesday.  I was rushing through everything, because I didn’t want to be late for the appointment.

My exercises tires me out on a normal day, not taking a full minute of rest between sets made me over tired.  When I got home, I made my lunch & stretched out on the couch.  I fell asleep for 20 minutes or so listening to “Flatlined” from Ontario.

We played shows with them as they toured across Canada a few times.  Great band & great people.  Whenever they came to Regina, we’d play a show with them.  Even when I was diagnosed with cancer, they made a point of coming to the hospital to see me in 2008.  Great band that didn’t get the recognition they deserved!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/385897924

A TON of mutual respect between our bands.

 

I was REALLY psyched to see “Into Eternity” on April 20th but alas that is Easter weekend among a few other responsibilities.

 

Apple has banned any & every non-iTunes or non-Apple Music purchase from being on their music player at the end of March.  If you don’t buy or stream your music from Apple music or iTunes, they will take it away.  This will bite them in the butt!  I’m 39 years old.  My entire life I’ve been allowed to trade cassettes, CDs, & vinyl with no issue.  I’ll continue to purchase music from iTunes, since my 160 gb iPod still works & I use it daily.

I’ll still be able to order a CD from www.amazon.ca , I’ll also be able to purchase a CD & support the artist at a show.  It feels a lot like Apple is making up the rules as we go along.  With this type of decision making the President might have a job after politics!

Won’t this be very close to creating a monopoly for Apple as far as actually downloading music?  If so, I’m jumping off the Apple bandwagon, if possible.  Great move in theory, not in reality though!

What should Apple do?  I’ve got 7 CDs that are not on Apple Music or iTunes, put EVERYTHING on Apple Music & iTunes.  They’re either out of print or the group didn’t become popular enough for Apple to acknowledge them?  From now on I guess it will have to be from Apple or CD for any other player.

When my iPod dies, I’m thinking about sending it in for the 128 GB iPod Touch & switching to a different player & using Kim’s 1st generation iPhone for it, no the number will not be activated!

Toronto Blue Jays preseason ends on Tuesday after 4 televised games starting tomorrow.  A day off on Wednesday, then the regular season starts on Thursday!  Very young team, this season will likely be full of “growing pains”

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres         

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CANDLEBOX

 

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Pitiful 2 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 120 tricep pushups, 100 back flexes, 120 squats, 200 leg lifts, 100 crunches.

I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Come Clarity”

I exercised to “Rush” the album “Roll the Bones”

 

Tuesday I woke up with a sinus cold.  I didn’t have a cold on Wednesday, my “bones & joints” were sore, like aching, growing pains.  Took an extra strength Tylenol at bed time & woke up with no pain.  Did 4/6 exercises Thursday, no problem!  After my exercise on Thursday, I feel much better!

Arms are my exercises on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  The total is a 2 day total.  I find it more reasonable to separate the exercises to let the muscles rest for a day.

I’m not going to tell you what to do, I know most people have a job &/or kids just maybe try doing 10 crunches &/or 10 pushups each day if you have time?

If you don’t have the time or energy, that’s fine.  When I was working, exercise was very far from my mind.  I guess Kim & I went to “Curves” for woman exercise & across the parking lot I went to “The Blitz” for men immediately after work.  We didn’t go for more than 3-6 months in total.  On any day, whether we went to the gym or not, we’d flop down on separate couches & just be “exhausted”.

 

New Coheed & Cambria video.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Joyous Wolf do a spot on cover of “Mississippi Queen”

No, I’ve never heard of “The Joyous Wolf”.  All they have on iTunes is a single with this cover & another song.

 

I won’t share anymore metal music.  Here are 5 reasons people (Metal fans) hate “Lamb of God”

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

 

I’m a big fan of The Struts!!!!!!!!!!!!  They were on Jimmy Fallon this week.  If you missed it, here it is.  Muse was also on the show this week!

 

CANDLEBOX

Kim’s brother-in-law got me into them.  He doesn’t own the album “Lucy” so I avoided it as well.  They have 6 studio albums, 2 Greatest Hits compilation, & a live album.  I have 5 of 6 studio albums.  The self-titled album was their first release in 1993.  They release stuff, they’re just slow with the releases, like “Tool” just not as extreme.  Here’s a few songs from their last 2 albums….

 

2012   LOVE STORIES & OTHER MUSINGS

 

2016   DISAPPEARING IN AIRPORTS

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

 

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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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

P.S. Kim has Monday off, so I will too.

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I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Love Stories & Other Musings”

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 WILL BE THE FINAL BLOG FOR THE YEAR!!!!!!!

 

OK, I get to sit here & fill you in on stuff I like, movies, TV shows, & music.  That’s great & all.  I do encourage you to check out stuff I recommend.  I also encourage you to find your own things & share it as a comment.  I’m aware that not everyone will like the same things, don’t be shy, “tell us about it”, and make us aware of something the rest of us are missing out on!  I would love for this to be much more interactive!  You don’t need to have survived brain cancer to have an opinion about something.

I hate exercising as much as the next person, until about 5 – 10 minutes after I’m done with it.  I figure “Ah, get it over with ASAP”.

I look up reviews on movies, music, & TV shows as much or more than the next person does or would like to.  “In the end” it’s quite subjective, check it out & see if it’s to your liking.

I always encourage you to make up YOUR OWN mind about everything!  Here’s an example, so many people love the Marvel Comic book movies.  Guess what?  I prefer the DC movies more than the Marvel movies.  Some people don’t like comic book movies.  It’s AOK with me.  Some people prefer to not watch movies or TV.  I’m OK with that too!  I don’t understand it, but I acknowledge that.

That’s the reason my music reviews are more like “Hey check this out.  See if you like it.”  Friday is my top 10 albums of the year & some stuff I haven’t gotten a chance to purchase yet.  That’s the only time I’ll rate an album.

 

 

We finished season/part 4 of “The Ranch” on Sunday.  Yes, we were binge watching it.  10 episodes each a ½ hour long.  Released on Friday.

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

 

Star Wars only got the 2nd highest opening weekend ever $220,000,000

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-scores-second-best-opening-ever-w514191

 

I was going to purchase the “Depeche Mode” Greatest Hits album among other Greatest Hits albums.  I found out I’m not a big fan of the artist or groups, just a song here & there.  “In Flames” just released a 4 song EP of cover songs.  That’s what got me on this 1980, 1990, & early 2000s train.  Here are the 3 Depeche Mode songs I plan on purchasing 2 of the 3 songs have been covered.

 

Here are the 2 performances by Foo Fighters on SNL this past weekend.

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE/I’M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT TRUMP ALSO, NO MORE OF THAT!

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Very disappointing, ah well you can’t win them all.  This site had 6 viewings by 5 people from Canada, the UK, India, & America.  On Facebook we hit 55 views.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you!

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Friday ended with me doing some stuff around here.  I made myself some covfefe, & watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose, in a game that doesn’t really matter much.  They’re not out of playoff contention mathematically but IF they get into a wild card spot, they likely won’t get much further, one game & they’re out.  When Kim got home we watched the rest of “Atypical” on Netflix!  I highly recommend this show.  It’s about a teenage boy in high school with Autism.  A real life fictional story.  A slightly younger sister who defends her brother at school, parents having a tough time, going to group sessions with other parents who have Autistic kids.  It’s funny, sad, frustrating, heartwarming, etc.  1 season of 8 episodes each 30 minutes long.

 

Saturday we drove out to Lumsden to a friend’s house for a birthday supper & cake!  EXCESSIVE amount of food!  All of it was good but “Oh My”!

 

Sunday will be full of coffee & baseball for me.

 

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

 

Get over it Bill!

http://loudwire.com/bill-ward-didnt-want-elitist-position-select-black-sabbath-shows/

 

Sorry, very brief baseball talk.

33 year old $20,000,000 Short Stop 66 games played.  7 home runs, 26 RBI, & .249 batting average

29 year old $520,200 Short Stop/Utility player 103 games played thus far.   He’s played 2nd base a lot too this year.  5 home runs, 47 RBI, & .216 batting average

I’ll take the 29 year old any day!  The 33 (in October) has a difficult contract to trade.  He’s guaranteed $20,000,000 a year until he retires.  Anyone who takes him is paying for the name on the back of the jersey.

Both are AMAZING defenders though!

 

I’ve been listening to Big Wreck, Iron Maiden, & Candlebox.

 

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.  In fact, I’m going to change this up a bit.  A buddy of mine woke me up.  I was getting stuck in a rut somewhat.  Too many links on here first of all & extremely consistent with me posting stuff 6 days/week.  After this post I’ll cut it down.  The 2 of us are going to cook something up come April, to help me work on some stuff I need to do.  I’ll still be around for questions & critiques.  I’ll do a blog on Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday.  Without more than 4 www.youtube.com  links, which are always optional.  I’ll catch you on Wednesday after this blog post.

Thursday I spent the day at my parents’ place.  It was my only brother’s, only sibling’s, 30th birthday.  Birthday supper with the family BBQd burgers, Caesar salad, & Grandma’s chocolate cake!  I feel older now.  My younger brother is 30 now!

It’s 9:20 am on Friday.  I’ve exercised, showered, had breakfast, & done my dishwasher duty.  All I have left is to make a pitcher of juice for my breakfast since I finished it this morning, then baseball to be watched at 11:00 am.

As I was getting ready to go to my parents’ Thursday, I found peanut M & Ms, “my weakness is their sweetness” I resisted though, I had 7.  Kim went to all of the trouble of hiding them in an empty yogurt container but left the container in the middle of the island.  Had it been in the pantry, I never would have seen them!  However she did get me some Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.  “Hello couch & Blue Jays, meet Ben & Jerry, they’ll be joining us today!”

Blue Jays won in a game that means nothing.  Jose Bautista & Troy Tulowitzki looked ready to start the regular season.  So did injury recovering Josh Donaldson & Devon Travis.  Regular season begins Monday, April 3rd.  I don’t like their “solutions” for LF & 1B, but I’m nothing more than a fan, & it’ll change if the head honchos can figure out a solution.

Found out Friday that the Jays play Saturday & Sunday as well.  I have very little ice cream left I guess water, black coffee, rice thins, & hummus will have to do?

 

 

Bad albums by legendary bands

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

Anyone that’s heard this knew it would easily make the list!

 

Ariel in the cartoon was HAWT.  This mermaid will do, but she’s no Ariel.  Yep, I’ve got the cartoon on DVD!

 

38 years ago Friday, Motorhead released the album “Overkill”

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-overkill-album-anniversary/

 

I’m sure they’ll get Pearl Jam’s 10 best songs right for everyone……………………NOT

I’d have to go with “Daughter” or “Given to Fly”

 

Econoline Crush’ Facebook status on Saturday!

“New beginnings w old friends. Econoline Crush is heading into the studio with the radiant being, and Guru Sylvia Massy. New music and more news very soon”

 

I’ve seen multiple trailers for this movie & I’m all in for The Justice League!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-dc-superheroes-come-together-in-justice-league-trailer-w473672

 

Music played while I was doing stuff around the house or that I fell asleep to.

I played at 3 actual wedding ceremonies for friends.  The weddings were the places I got extremely nervous for.  1 shot at this & it had better be perfect.  I don’t want to be the big OOPS at the wedding.  I would always put pressure on myself to have a good show when I or the entire band hit the stage.  I always preferred having all of us on stage (safety in numbers).  Our first band in University had a rule if one of us isn’t bleeding after 35-42 songs, which was everything we knew) the show wasn’t good enough.  We played each show like we were “Nirvana” light.  We didn’t harm our instruments, our bodies were a different story though.  I remember Rydell, our guitarist, head banging so hard he fell down, but he soldiered on & never stopped playing the song, even on the ground!  Too funny!

 

Songs I’d play for fun on my own, or covered with a band.

 

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LONG WEEKEND UPDATE

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I slept away Saturday almost.  Got up, Kim tried to go to the gym, but a water main broke at the gym, so Kim & Jolene went for coffee instead.  Sherry texted Kim while was still out & wanted to go shopping.  I was asleep on the couch & got up at 6:00 pm.  Extremely lazy day for me.  Sunday was quiet.  Here we are on a long weekend Monday, just sitting around with an ice pack on my extremely sore.  I’ll post this & then you won’t hear from me until my nerve is all better.

My doctor should be in the office tomorrow, hopefully with a referral for a cortisone shot.  I’ve been to my chiropractor, a massage therapist, & a physio therapist since mid-November.  A cortisone shot is my last choice.  He told me they can mess with the bone structure.  I’ve had 7 since 2008, I think I’ll be OK.

 

3rd Ed Sheeran song from his upcoming/3rd album coming out on March 3rd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheerans-tender-new-song-how-would-you-feel-paean-w467620

 

Walk off the Earth cover Ed Sheeran

 

Happy 20th anniversary to “Live” the album “Secret Samadhi”

 

10 best metal concept albums

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-concept-albums/#photogallery-1=11

 

I was just listening to this album yesterday & In Flames just shared a song from it!

 

Your guide to the 2017 rock and metal festivals

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/#photogallery-1=1

 

Through all of this, I’ve had a lot of music to listen to.

Big Wreck on shuffle

 

Ascot Royals

 

Candlebox

 

Megadeth

 

I listened to our first dance song from our wedding

 

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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