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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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

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HOLIDAY/SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

 

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3 Chiropractor appointments & 1 massage therapy session on my lower back, right butt cheek, & right leg.  The 3rd trip to my Chiropractor really helped!!  Only problem was the muscles would tighten up overnight.  I’d like to do some mild exercise but it hurts even when I transfer to my wheelchair.  Friday will be all stretching.  Actually, I’ll just continue to stretch until it’s gone.  “Right now” it’s just annoying.  I’ll stand up, have a brief pain & try not to do much.  It only hurts when I move.  Sitting or laying down on my left side or on my back, I’m fine.  Seems like my body just gave up on me.  I’ve decided to take it easy for the month.

I’ve never really been to a massage therapist.  My cousin is a massage therapist though, out of province though.  I was getting up to put my shirt on & ended up breaking the massage table.  I felt like an idiot, snapped the face hole right off.  She said it wasn’t a big deal.  She’ll get a new table from amazon.  Of course we’re going to pay the $20 for it, I just felt so bad.  Lesson learned “Do not put any weight on that part of the table”!

Without doing any exercise it gets EXTREMELY boring for me.  It makes for a very long day.

This just got me riled up!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/foo-fighters-give-update-new-album-1880469?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-29-nov-29-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

This is sad news for In Flames fans.  I just watched their live DVD on Tuesday.  At least nobody died nor is the band breaking up.

http://loudwire.com/in-flames-bassist-peter-iwers-exit-band/

 

I know that ‘Paramore’ are done recording their 5th album.  ‘Royal Blood’ are in the studio at the moment, & ‘Big Wreck’ is available for preorder for a full release on February 3rd.

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

 

This is the best way to show everyone the difference between the NFL & the CFL.

 

Seth Myers on Donald Trump

All of that being said, I’ve been wrong about Trump as well.  He’ll never be impeached!

 

Live review of Alter Bridge

http://www.buzzmag.co.uk/uncategorized/alter-bridge-live-review/

 

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

 

Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” at 25 years old.  My favourite Soundgarden album!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/soundgardens-badmotorfinger-at-25-kim-thayil-looks-back-w449590

 

Quite subjective, a few are on my list though.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-rock-album-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

My brother’s a big fan of Finger Eleven, naturally I got into Finger Eleven & he got into Foo Fighters.  I usually put on the most recent release from Finger Eleven, “Five Crooked Lines” lately I tend to listen to their first album, Tip, or the album they made when they were called “The Rainbow Butt Monkeys”

Yes, we covered this song.  I love this song!!!!!

 

I saw these 2 groups 1 on Conan, & 1 on Jimmy Fallon.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need them but figured you might like to be in on the ground level?

 

YAY, Alter Bridge are doing the typical Canadian tour…….fart noise!  Toronto & Montreal.  I need to move.  That ain’t happening!

 

Long article with Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-my-trip-to-standing-rock-w453120

 

OK, why?  For fun I guess.  Who’s your favourite guitarist?

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-guitarist-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Favourite female rock singer anyone?

http://loudwire.com/vote-rock-goddess-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Halestorm is working on their 3rd EP of cover songs.  Here’s 1 song.  EP release date is January 6th.  I believe the first 2 Eps contain 6 songs each.

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-details-reanimate-3-0-covers-ep/

 

Keith Urban rocking some Dire Straits in 1997

 

 

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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

SPORTS THEN MUSIC & POP CULTURE STUFF

I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms” first I listen to most of an 18 song “Greatest Hits” by “INXS”

I woke up early & listened to “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”

I exercised to ”Our Lady Peace” 9 albums on shuffle, 8 of them are on CD!

No, not baseball, but I do try to watch as many Blue Jays games as possible. Not much of football either. NHL is what this short paragraph will be about.

If I want to watch a fight, as a Canadian I can watch boxing, UFC, MMA, or NHL. If I want to watch hockey, I’m lucky if there’s a European game on whatever network. I’ve been to 1 NHL exhibition/preseason game. When did people cheer the loudest? When a fight would occur. Sure they cheered for a goal, all 3 or 4 of them. The crowd made it very apparent that they came to see two guys, on ice, try to beat the snot out of each other. Nobody seemed to care about the score, that’s why I don’t watch this thing called “hockey”. A broken bone will heal, the score of a hockey game will never change. This suspension of a mere 20 games was upheld by the NHL Wednesday afternoon. I still say “Goodbye…………………FOREVER!!!! You cross checked an official you moron!”

NFL vs. CFL, apples & oranges. CFL “Longer, Wider, Faster” I had a T-Shirt back in the day that said that about the CFL. Playing field in the CFL 110 yards long by 65 yards wide, end zones are 20 yards deep. NFL playing field is 100 yards long by 53.5 yards wide, end zone are 10 yards. An NFL game is scheduled for a minimum of 4 hours, a CFL game is scheduled for 3 hours. Both leagues can use the same ball. CFL footballs are normally larger around. 3 downs in Canada, not 4 like the NFL. CFL goal posts are at the end zone line, NFL goal posts are even with the back of the end zone.

I’ve never gotten into NFL though many Canadians are. The CFL has become rather boring, could be because the home town Saskatchewan Roughriders have been terrible the last 2 seasons.

Cancer wise, nothing new. Right now my body is trying to be more of a normal/healthy body. Kind of like going through a different type of puberty? The first puberty was great, let’s do something like that again!………………..NOT! That or I’m just getting old?

I couldn’t even name a song by “Kesha”. I have seen her interviewed a few times on “Conan”, but that’s it.

Awesome, I liked the 5 song EP “Stone Temple Pilots” released with “Chester Bennington” of “Linkin Park”

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-reunite-chester-bennington-one-off-benefit/

I’d enter this contest, but I’m really turned off by the “singer” for “Children of Bodom” who are opening as the 2nd of 3 bands in total. I like these 2 songs but that’s it.

Sing or do death metal growls? Don’t do both at the same time, it’s not all that & a bag of chips. Figure it out & “call me maybe”

“Big Wreck” shared it! This album instantly reminds me of “Dire Straits”

Is this more proof that Kanye West has a large ego? LANGUAGE!!!! Inside the link. In the www.youtube.com video below I would have just said “NO!” for the reaction!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/audio-leaks-of-kanye-wests-backstage-snl-meltdown/

Movie sequels you may not have known were coming in 2016? “Angels & Demons” & “The DaVinci Code” were released in the wrong order of the books & paled in comparison to the books!

Win tickets to see “Pearl Jam”. I’ve seen them twice, I’m good but they’re really good live!!!!

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/artists/pearl-jam/

Ah, “Slayer” for me the prescription reads “Take 1 album a day only”.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/slayer-release-teaser-clip-for-you-against-you-video.html

Want to collect vinyl albums aka records?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/win-a-year-subscription-to-vinyl-me-please-plus-their-2015-record-collection/

There’s still a 99% chance I wont listen to a reissue of any band. Especially “Metallica”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-reissuing-kill-em-all-ride-the-lightning/

I’m a big fan of music documentarys or just documentarys in general!

http://loudwire.com/dee-snider-we-are-twisted-fing-sister-documentary/

Stephen Colbert mocks failed Presidential candidates

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-mock-failed-candidates-chris-christie-carly-fiorina-20160218

Who with Geddy Lee of “Rush”? Song inside the link! Catchy tune!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-wintersleeps-soaring-song-with-rushs-geddy-lee-20160218

Geddy Lee also played bass on this song by “I Mother Earth”

“Chris Stapleton” skit on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-chris-stapleton-turn-horrible-words-into-beautiful-music-20160218

42 years ago “Kiss” released their debut album.

http://loudwire.com/kiss-self-titled-album-anniversary/

Sorry, I don’t know much about Kiss, & their debut album isn’t on iTunes. I couldn’t tell you what’s on that album.

I saw a photo on Facebook, Dave Grohl will be performing on the Oscars. Sunday, February 28th!!!!!!!!

Metallica announce details for the deluxe re-issues of “Kill ’em All” & “Ride the Lightning”

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/metallica-announce-details-of-deluxe-kill-em-all-ride-the-lightning-reissues.html TONS OF BONUS STUFF FOR FANS!!!

Carpool karaoke with Sia.

SORRY STUFF TO DO AROUND THE HOUSE!!!

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CFL, MUSIC, CONDO

Sunday, November 3rd

 

First off thank you to the CFL referees for being another team to play against for every team every weekend. It was like you’d tell yourselves “We haven’t thrown a flag since we just turned our heads and pretended we didn’t see the last penalty.  Anybody feel like making up a penalty on this play?”. Seriously if this is the kind of refereeing in the Grey Cup, you’ll be able to determine the outcome of the playoffs and the Grey Cup. FYI it’s not pre season football, learn the rules of the game or have every play reviewed by the command center in Toronto!  These games do matter, get it right!

 

This has been the worst season I’ve ever seen by the refs, by far and I’ve been watching for a couple of decades at least.  Every team has had phantom penalties and penalties that were missed.

 

The Tragically Hip, among the most popular rock bands in Canada.  I only have 4 of their albums they have released since 1983, the ’80s were a mess for everyone.  I don’t hate their music and I don’t love their music, it”s just OK for me. Mainly because I just don’t get what Gord Downie is trying to do with his voice?  It sounds like he’s trying to sing cleanly, bur it’s not working out that way.  It’s not bad but I think he could do better. I guess I like them more than I thought, I’ll learn something about The Hip too.  Here’s two sides of him!

This song is one not to my liking, just because of his voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_RSJ6xuHbE

 

I like these songs though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE2joQsWXJg

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhpezwGtDEg

 

Both of the following links are around 20 minutes long!

 

Foo Fighters making of the “Breakout” video.  NOT FOR KIDS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKx_5Zb7dLk

 

Foo Fighters making of “The One” video only available as a B-Side or on the Orange County movie.  NOT FOR KIDS EITHER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5FH1W74ivE

 

Our Condo is still not ready.  October 3rd my butt!  Tuesday we should get a call for us to see it and where we want the island positioned!  I’d rather have the call with our possession date though.  Oh well……………I’ll wait………….if I have to………………I guess!

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”

 

“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life.  You’ve just got to get their”  Today has not been a terrible day.  Kim found it on pintrest.com.  I just wanted to add it to the blog!

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

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B.C. vs. SASKATCHEWAN

 

Monday, September 23rd

 

That was an extremely boring game!  The Saskatchewan Roughriders, The B.C. Lions and the referees were all terrible.  I have nothing good to say about any of it!  The CFL needs to take a good look at the referees and how they can control the outcome of a game by calling or not calling a penalty.  To be fair both teams got away with more than one uncalled penalty.  How often do you see a kicker hit the goal post more than once a season or game?  I saw it twice on Sunday!  6 points and we only needed 3 to win.  “…It’s (games) like these…” I wonder if I want my family to pool money together for my $600+ season tickets.  I go to a game, long before it starts since I move slow, usually watch a sloppy game and hear some terrible background music while eating an overpriced burger if I need something to eat.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1nfilmSI3E   All of that being said, I really don’t want to give up my seat.

 

Lost 12 year old in Regina.

http://www.reginapolice.ca/2013/09/request-assistance-to-locate-12-year-old-2/?fb_source=pubv1

 

Paramedics article!

http://m.yorkregion.com/opinion-story/4118186-paramedics-deserve-more-respect-for-their-work/

Nick Tolmie is one of the many people that saved my life as a paramedic.  Thanks Nick!

 

SIAST commercial.  150 programs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-WhHo7_t3k

 

This became one of my favourite movies the second I saw it.

http://princessbridequotes.com/2012/princess-bride-quotes-buttercup/farm-boy-polish-my-horses-saddle-i-want-to-see-my-face-shining-in-it-by-morning/

 

Spot on news report!

http://www.upworthy.com/rachel-maddow-takes-us-through-50-years-of-mass-shootings-the-trend-she-uncovers-is-devastating-am3-1b?c=ufb1

Where am I going to feel safe, abroad?

 

Kid calls it as he sees it, and he’s right!  Time for the rest of us to wake up!

http://www.upworthy.com/a-really-cute-kid-shares-his-super-awesome-knowledge-that-everyone-can-use?c=ufb1

 

She has this right!  She said very well too.  I would have been up their cursing and screaming to say how ridiculous this is getting!

http://www.upworthy.com/after-12-people-were-murdered-in-dc-the-trauma-doctor-said-exactly-what-was-on-her-mind?c=ufb1

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Chris(topher)

MURPHY’S LAW, No, not the show with Candice Bergen

Sunday, September 15th

 

First off I’d like to thank the CFL and their Referees for missing many game changing penalties for both teams.  Thanks to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts for playing one of the sloppiest football games I’ve ever seen.  Who won?  The Toronto Argonauts.  Why?  They made fewer mistakes than the Saskatchewan Roughriders!  The Saskatchewan Roughriders played 5:44 minutes of football at the end of the first half went into the locker room at half time and forgot to play the 2nd half completely.  I swear if Saskatchewan’s PST goes up, I’m out and you’ve lost a lifetime season ticket holder!  I go to a game, see a mess of a football game, listen to terrible background music and watch the jumbo/Max Tron when everybody stands up to see a touchdown or turnover, also do we pay less for our tickets on the East side?  If not we should, what do we see at most half time shows, the back of whoever performing to the West side audience  I got my tickets as a Christmas gift and thank goodness I did!  When the time comes that I have to pay for my season tickets, $600+, I’ll be on the fence about purchasing them.  Great seats, replays on the Sasktel Max Tron vs. warm house and TV.  I’m already on the fence about them

 

My opinions are not wrong, my facts may be.  I’m not God.  And I’m not always right or perfect, so please don’t tell me I’m wrong or that I should work on this or that until you’ve spent 30 seconds in my shoes.  I know what I have to work on and there aren’t enough hours in a day.  I have to work on EVERYTHING! Sure I’m the @#$^%$$#@$% retard in all of this does anybody have an inkling of what I’m feeling or doing!  Kim doesn’t and she’s been with me 24 hours a day for over 5 ½ years while I bust my ass to be a normal person! 

 

I swear…………..get over it.  If you can’t accept me for my “flaws”, why should I accept yours?  Nobody’s perfect.  Let me get this straight “All my Life” people have been telling me to stand up for myself and not stoop to others level.  Now I’m told to shut up and listen?  There’s something wrong with that?  Or am I wrong again?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ04WbgI9rg

 

I’m not about to conform to anybody else’ life style.  I am who I am, take it or leave it.  I don’t like large groups of people, never have.  I don’t like meeting people this way.  Everybody has seen a person in a wheelchair.  Not everyone knows how to react to an eye patch.  I’m me “with or without…” my disabilities!  Here I am, this is me as good as it get’s right now, take it or leave it, it’s up to YOU! I do have a “Dark Side”.  Yes I was telling people they’re dumb or idiots before.  Not anymore I promise you live how you want and I’ll live how Kim and I want.  Maybe it’s different, maybe it’s the same I care but I’m not going to tell ANYONE how to live their life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ArpRWcGe0

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmSdTa9kaiQ

 

If you care to read this or not it shows a TON about how much you give a shit about me.  Oops I’m 33 years old but I can’t swear, my bad! Actually that’s been me since grade 2.  Judge me, tell me I’m wrong! I’ve told you, now you tell me, publically.  You say it privately I’ll post it publically.  You say it behind my back there’s nothing I can do about that!

 

“Don’t judge ANYONE until you’ve spent any time in their shoes”  Which I did before and had to relearn how not to be a jerk!

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Chris