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Friday night I went out to The Exchange, The Club side with my dad to see ‘Room 333’ play.  Good show, small venue for a full on hard rock act but it sounded good.  They have a 3 or 4 song EP coming out.  They do have an album on iTunes!  Seeing them live you also get to see drummer Chris Dimas playing drums like nobody else!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id1264904399

 

I love going to The Exchange to see bands, & people I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  That’s one of very few if not the only venue in town for original artists to play.  The last band I was in played there a lot & only 2 other venues that are now gone.  I do not miss hauling my guitar, amplifier, & speaker cabinet home at 2:30 am after playing for an hour though.  I’m old, I’d need a roadie now “I’m done, now get all of my gear home for me please, $20 OK?”  One of the last shows we played before I got sick was a benefit show for Telemiracle.  They raise money to help those in need of medical equipment.  They gave us $11,000 towards a wheelchair van for me that was $18,000.  It’s a full weekend of entertainment in Saskatoon or Regina for people to call in & donate to the cause.  I think we played 2 benefit shows, with all of the money going to Telemiracle.  I think the last concert I played was for Telemiracle, we hit the stage at 1:00 am.  Ugh, I liked playing to an audience but there were 16 people left at that time, including the bar staff & a sound guy.  The next day I go on to a post board to thank people for coming & I get a response of “Thanks, I was the guy on the left!”  I’ve played to 16 people & 500 people.  With the lights in my eyes it’s hard to tell who’s out there, might as well entertain whoever’s there.  Leave it all on the stage, then pack up your gear in the wee hours of the morning.

We were never rich or famous.  We just played what we wanted to hear.  No sense in having a hobby you don’t like!

 

My dad, uncle, & I made a trip to the north end of town to the Sobey’s liquor store today in the late afternoon, went back to my parents’ house to slap on some sun lotion & went to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Our season tickets are on the East side of the field.  We were sweating/dying for the first 3 quarters since the east side gets a lot of sun, especially when the game starts at 4:30 pm & it’s +31 Celcius which is 87.8 Fahrenheit.  By the fourth quarter the sun had gone down enough that we were in the shade & we won!  It was a very entertaining football game!

 

I checked out the price of 18 cans of beer they sell at the stadium for $9 a can, but if you buy it at a liquor store it work out to $25 for 18 cans which is roughly &1.39 a can.  It’s a HUGE increase for profit in the new stadium but I’ve only had 2 beer for $5 each at the old stadium since the washrooms weren’t very convenient.  Now they’re easily accessible but the beer is grossly overpriced.  No beer for this guy!  Today my uncle bought us each a needed cold beer though.  We got to our wheelchair section & I immediately grabbed a bottled water out of our bag I was incredibly hot.

 

My uncle & cousins flew home today, & Kim gets home today as well.  Kim & her sister drove home by Prince Albert to help their aunt get settled into her new house.  She moved from Prince George in B.C. to be closer to family.  Her husband passed away from 2 heart attacks & I think cancer, while I was in the hospital.  I liked him very cool guy!

 

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Nothing was mentioned about this earlier.  “Slayer” playing ‘Raining Blood’ on Jimmy Fallon!  WOW, I didn’t see that coming!  This was on the evening of Thursday, July 27.

 

I have issues with 99% of what Gene Simmons says.  The music industry isn’t dead.  Maybe KISS is just not as popular as they were in 70s & 80s?

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-music-business-dead-because-fans-wont-pay-music/   Money’s great!  But it’s not everything Gene!

 

Alter Bridge live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And the “Making a Murderer” plot thickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/averys-lawyer-offers-10000-in-proof-of-guilt-challenge-w494834

 

Blue Jays are playing 3 games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  After the 4 game winning streak against the Oakland Athletics I hope nobody got a false sense of them making the playoffs.  They still have 7 teams ahead of them for the second wild card spot.  Oakland came into Toronto with the exact same win-loss record as Toronto.  It’s nice to see a winning streak, but the 4 game winning streak didn’t really do anything for them.

By Tuesday I hope this team looks different!  Monday at noon Eastern Time is the trade deadline.  If possible I hope they get a pile of young prospects & a few younger current players.  If they’re able to dump 3 or 4 players that means they could take $60M or $80M off the payroll of old under preforming veterans.  There 6 players they have now that I wouldn’t even consider trading, 3 of them are in the minor league system.  From what I hear they’re keeping the old players with HUGE contracts & loading up the minor league teams with really good prospects if possible.  This won’t be like the trade deadline of 2015.  They won’t be a playoff contender until the 2019 season at the earliest.

 

Stephen Colbert’s political monologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Massive fire at EDM festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/massive-fire-forces-evacuation-at-barcelona-edm-festival-w494919

 

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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

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50 years go today, Bob Dylan recorded “Like a Rolling Stone”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-recorded-like-a-rolling-stone-50-years-ago-today-20150616

^^Did you catch all of that? I didn’t.

Josh Homme (singer of Queens of the Stone Age is back with The Eagles of Death Metal). Filling the hiatus Queens of the Stone Age are on at the moment. Yes he plays drums for EODM. Yes that Dave Grohl at the bar & Jack Black as the bartender.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/josh-homme-reunites-with-eagles-of-death-metal-for-complexity-listen/

30 best things Rolling Stone Magazine saw at the CMA festival. I’m just impressed they found more than “one thing” at the country festival…………BAZINGA!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/30-best-things-we-saw-at-cma-music-fest-2015-20150615

Sorry to the haters. This was “The Beginning of the End” for Finger Eleven’s sound.

Jimmy Fallon & Aziz Ansari discuss dating!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/aziz-ansari-reads-mens-dumb-dating-texts-on-fallon-20150616

Very interesting article about the music industry. It’s 9 pages I’ve only read the first 2. I’ve bookmarked it to read the rest later. Since I’m hooked on reading it after the first paragraph & speaking about the Napster lawsuit with Metallica that was filed 6 months prior to Linkin Parks debut album, “Hybrid Theory”.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonobacon/2015/06/11/from-piracy-to-prosperity-inside-the-new-artists-toolbox/

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog with an interview featuring “Cage the Elephant” LANGUAGE!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/cage-the-elephant-discuss-new-album-and-a-bunch-of-other-random-topics/

^^This is one of the many reasons I stopped listening to the radio. Wasn’t a fan the first time or the 200th time.

Chris Dimas. The drummer for the rock group my brother is a member of!

Glastonbury festival organizer not sure that Foo Fighters will headline due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86237?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Dave Grohl’s friend Josh Homme weighs in on Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86235?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pitch Perfect 3 confirmed for July 2017
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-pitch-perfect-3-confirmed-for-july-2017-release/380963?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“From Rush with Love” article
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616

South Park stuff I really don’t know about, I don’t watch the show but I know many people do. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/south-park-fractured-but-whole/?mbid=psocial_rs

Barenaked Ladies cover Wings!!!
http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/15/barenaked-ladies-perform-cover-of-wings-song-let-em-in/

Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 best albums of the year so far!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/45-best-albums-of-2015-so-far-20150616

Jimmy Page details final Led Zeppelin’s reissues. Once I became a fan it was all about the “Physical Graffiti” album!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-page-previews-final-zeppelin-reissues-closes-band-vault-20150616

I like ‘Black Sabbath’, but ‘Queen’ & ‘Led Zeppelin’ are my favourite active groups during the ’70s. Queen material from the ’80s was not as good as the ’70s material. More miss than hit for me.

Prince & Stevie Wonder preform together at the White House!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/prince-and-stevie-wonder-perform-secret-concert-at-the-white-house/ “I think I just blew your mind, sorry” LANGUAGE & SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL! COULD BE VERY OFFENSIVE!!!!

This ‘Walk off the Earth’ album isn’t even out yet as far as I know?
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/album-of-the-week-walk-off-the-earth-sing-it-all-away/11737384

I’m not sure why, but I just got this Rock It Out Blog? LANGUAGE!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-do-we-really-need-another-streaming-music-service/

Great & all, I want to own my music not subscribe to a radio station for my entire life. I’m only 35 and I expect to hit 80 at the least? iTunes is really good, I just don’t like how the money is distributed. I don’t have the physical space for vinyl albums or even CDs at this point. CDs have dropped in price significantly to keep pace with iTunes.

As far as the subject on “The Simpsons” go, I stopped watching in my very early teens but they’re still around. I’d rather have WB cartoons like the “Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” around on re-runs.

Comedians saying the world is too politically correct. I can see both sides, yes it might offend you? If it does don’t watch it? Seems simple to me. A lot of it also doesn’t need to be said, so in that case are you going to judge a person on how they express themselves? In the end it’s very subjective.

Moon Boot Cocoon by James Black, guitarist of Finger Eleven

A letter from Dave Grohl
http://foofighters.com/operation

I have no sympathy for apple. Nobody needs another streaming music site. You’ve got a really good idea with iTunes, it just needs to be revamped $1.50 per album download to the label & $1.50 to Apple. Then $0.00-$7.00 to the artist. $3.00-$10.00 for 1 album. That’s more than 50% off of what the price for a CD was? Sounds good to me? Anybody at Apple or the label going to come up with music ideas?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/many-indie-labels-may-refuse-to-sign-apple-music-contract-20150616

If it wasn’t a Wednesday, I’d be there in a heartbeat
http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Dahle+refuses+rush+routine/11137583/story.html

When these guys got my attention I thought I’d be a fan. I don’t mind the music, but it just rubs me the wrong way?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-announce-first-album-in-seven-years-20150616

Meh! They mention Cherry Cola in here.

I need to slow down on my music purchasing on iTunes. But I am curious as to when the next “Tremonti”, “Alter Bridge” & the solo album by Myles Kennedy is being released? I’m assuming “Tremonti’s” other album he recorded while in studio will be released in the first half of next year? He’d have time to tour that album while Myles Kennedy works on his solo album I’ve been hearing about for the last 4 years?

Songs I like. “Jack Johnson” Our first dance at our wedding was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson! Yes, I’ve made “Banana Pancakes” about 3 times.







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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

AMERICAN IDOL

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I’ve increased some of my exercises. 3 sets of 40 crunches, yoga, planking, & 2 sets of 20 push-ups. Mondays & Fridays are not easy at all, so I do some of that but not all of it.

Hear Led Zeppelin’s rough demo of “Trampled Under Foot”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-led-zeppelins-rough-version-of-trampled-under-foot-20150211

Johnny Cash’ love letter to his wife June Carter

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-cashs-love-letter-to-wife-june-carter-named-most-romantic-of-all-time-20150211

If I Mother Earth plan to release 9 singles in total, I’m just going to make it an album. Jag says no album planned, just singles & tours. 2 singles at the moment “We Got The Love” & “The Devil’s Engine”

www.imotherearth.ca

The song is no longer available on their site.

Tenacious D’s Grammy win baffled me a bit?

http://loudwire.com/tenacious-d-wendy-dio-grammy-win-ronnie-james-dio-the-last-in-line/

Hard Rock fans buy this on iTunes you’ll love it! My brother plays lead guitar in this group with the amazing Chris Dimas on drums.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

Will $9.99 break you?

Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins drummer) says reunion wore him out

http://loudwire.com/drummer-jimmy-chamberlin-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-wore-me-out/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOG3eus4ZSo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-r-V0uK4u0

Metallica launch their own brand of skis

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-02-12/hit-the-slopes-with-metallica

“Proof” by Paramore. They share them on face book I share them on here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bPEnio7tuw&feature=youtu.be

Alter Bridge’ “Ties that Bind” from their 2nd album “Blackbird”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEjM_wF1VBA&feature=youtu.be

The Exchange in Regina promo. The best original music venue for local artists. I’ve played there countless times!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpCHHzUtXBs

16 movies that opened with bad reviews

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/good-movies-bad-reviews_n_6647954.html?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000250

Judith Morrissey

https://www.facebook.com/rachel.gianoli/posts/10152573654337377?notif_t=close_friend_activity

David Ellefson shares news on next Megadeth album

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-david-ellefson-new-album-pretty-much-written/

First look at the Joker on Gotham!

http://news.moviefone.com/2015/02/10/first-look-the-joker-gotham/

Chris Dimas, Todd Bryanton, Ben Winoski, & Daniel Nargang all have www.youtube.com channels. Todd was the 2nd drummer for “Chemical Horizon” when I went to the hospital after Jordan left. Chris Dimas played drums with my brother after Todd.

Yes, Chris Dimas graduated high school last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwG3Mft_alE

Todd Bryanton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vRkzP6-hwo

Ben Winoski classical guitarist with Daniel Nargang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trvh8rW3WSY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBMEHrkc2E8

Daniel Nargang guitar & vocals whatever genre he chooses former member of progressive metal group “Into Eternity” from Regina

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK9qKNdUTPk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0_W_KXd6Gg

New “Florence & The Machine” video

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/02/florence-and-the-machine-premiere-what-kind-of-man-the-first-single-from-their-new-album-listen/

Apparently “Coal Chamber” is releasing an album after 13 years

http://loudwire.com/coal-chamber-new-album-title-release-date/

Madonna news

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/madonna-turns-to-grindr-for-rebel-heart-competition-20150212

American Idol 2014 Caleb Johnson won & he deserved it the second he began to sing then broke out Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed & Confused” which was awesome & very well done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifiyDoKQdPg

The show starts in January & finishes on Wednesday, May 21 & his album is coming out in August they announce at the season finale. I don’t think he had much to do with writing the album or else he works really fast. I’m not saying he did or didn’t help out. That’s just really fast to write, record, & master an album. I didn’t purchase the album because it seemed a bit watered down to make it easy to listen to for mass consumption?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/testify/id880747826

I have a love/hate relationship with American Idol. I don’t like it because it’s another talent contest where the judges tell you who you can vote for after they choose the top however many. I like it because it’s great marketing tool.

The Rolling Stones hit the road this summer

http://www.nme.com/news/the-rolling-stones/82851?utm_campaign=nme-12-02-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Hard rock fans check this out on iTunes, my brother plays lead guitar for this group & I really like this album!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693 $9.99

This dad lies to his daughter in a good way!

http://www.godvine.com/Why-This-Dad-LIES-Will-Break-Your-Heart-fb-gv-6764.html

Songs/Videos I like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru3gH27Fn6E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XflfiylNNXY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvRBUw_Ls2o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,
“Butthead” aka Chris

PHILLIP PHILLIPS

 

Saturday, June 21st 2014

 

One way to deal with telemarketers http://sfglobe.com/?id=1001&src=share_fb_new_1001

 

RIOB music news and interview with OK GO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLVrUgchTr0

 

Used yoga mat for sale on craigslist. HILARIOUS!

http://m.tickld.com/x/guy-posts-yoga-mat-for-sale-ad-on-craigslist-this-is-hilarious

 

The only Stanley Cup the Calgary Flames will win in the near future!

http://www.oyosportstoys.com/Hockey/Calgary-Flames?nan_pid=1804558332

 

Chris Dimas, current drummer for the rock group Room 333, the group my brother’s in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPIOwTQ2Klc&list=UUMiB26-0R-KArmy56JB7Z7w

Check out Chris Dimas on youtube along with Todd Bryanton. They both have very interesting youtube channels full of drumming and music.

 

Top 10 feuds in music. Some of these have been recently resolved after many years!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofW19jTmzi0

 

Phillip Phillips, yep one of the American Idol winners. Always compared to Dave Matthews, and for a good reason. Kim and I went to his show earlier this year, good times & good music! Too bad that he played to ¼ of the hockey arena that wasn’t 60% occupied. His 2nd album hadn’t been re leased yet. He did play the 1st single from the album though. Man, do I love me some Phillip Phillips tunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXRODrspQpc 1st single from the 2nd album “Behind the Light”

 

Here’s a few tunes from his first album “The World From The Side of The Moon” both albums are on iTunes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oozQ4yV__Vw

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

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

 

So, here’s what I did last night. I went to the Exchange & saw 4 bands play. It was a CD release event for Mitch’s group Room 333. Awesome show! I like The Exchange lots of great people and great music for me anyways. 4 local original music groups last night. I must be getting old, 2am is not the time I want to be out until. I don’t miss carrying my 4 speaker cabinet, my amplifier along with 2-4 guitars in the wee hours of the morning, but that’s the only downside to being a member of a local rock or metal group. Our 1 acoustic show was great. I bring in my acoustic guitar only, plug it in and away we go. WAY easier than hauling $5,000 of electric gear around in a $50 car that’s “…falling apart”.

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

 

I should explain the whole Freedom of Speech thing. If I’ve got you on facebook or email or even if we’ve had a pleasant conversation I’m glad you’re my friend/family! I don’t want to be that moron that you have to tolerate being around, that’s wasn’t how I acted before at all. I pretty much have to grow up again and my parents, Kim, extended family and good friends are always with me even if you live in a different country or province, and you’re helping me grow up and be a better person. Getting me back to how I was before cancer!

“I’ve got my sweat pants, got my sweat pants on” or do I?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLUvOtqTmYM AWESOME & HILARIOUS!!!

 

“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

“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,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

 

SUPER BOWL

Monday, February 3rd 2014

 

I hope everyone had fun watching what is usually among the worst games of the NFL season.  I don’t watch NFL football, I don’t have the attention span to watch a 4+ hour football game, so I just watch the half time show.  Bruno Mars was awesome!  The Red Hot Chili Peppers, not so much.  I’m pretty sure Bruno Mars will be the standard for pop music in the future.  He’ll never touch Micheal Jackson, but in generations down the road kids will grow up with him as the top pop artist of their time, since they probably won’t know who Micheal Jackson was.  Kind of like last year on American Idol.  “OK, this week is ‘The Beatles’ week”………….”Who?”  Some of the contestants had no clue who The Beatles were or what songs they wrote.  That made me feel old!  Every musician should know who The Beatles are, you wouldn’t have your favourite musicians without them!  You don’t need to like them, just know about them, Elvis and The Rolling Stones.

 

In Canada we don’t get the Super Bowl commercials.  Maybe on the NFL Sunday package, I don’t know?  I don’t really watch much NHL either.  I watch a couple of periods if I pass by it and Montreal or Edmonton are playing I check out the score, their standings, and watch some of the game.  CFL and Blue Jays baseball I watch as much as possible.  Since both are only 3 hours long and I like the speed of a CFL game (all of the games, 4 a weekend). 

 

I know lots of people find baseball boring but I played it for so long, 4 years old-17 years old.  I stopped after the season in grade 11 (17 years old) because my arm was terribly sore from playing 3rd base mostly in the city league and back up 3rd base on the high school team.  I’d ice my arm constantly. We had a tournament in Calgary one year with the city team and we were playing in about an inch of snow, I think? I went back to Uncle Kent and Aunt Leanne’s house at sat in their jacuzzi to warm up! 

 

I don’t think I could watch a live baseball game, I wouldn’t be able to follow that tiny ball wherever it would go.  That’s the among the very few sporting events I’d prefer to watch on TV.

 

Yes, I had my birthday party everyone came to  Brewster’s for supper.  Laurie and Chris had to get Annabelle from Laurie’s parents so they didn’t make it back to the condo.  I think people started going home around 11pm?  The party kept going until 3am.  I’m too old for that.  Nobody had a full glass of the homemade beer I had.  Just a sip to taste it.  Yesterday Shayne and Mitch stooped by to pick up their booze they had left here.  So I gave them each a 1L of my beer.  I can’t drink 24L of beer before it turns bad?!  Everyone had a good time in the end, some more than others not naming any names…………………………Loafer!

 

As for a music review check out youtube, these 3 people in Regina have their own youtube page.  Ben Winoski (classical guitar), Todd Bryanton (our 2nd drummer after Jordan) and Chris Dimas (the current drummer for Mitch’s group Room 333, after Todd)

 

“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” I don’t have terrible days.

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“Apologize for your mistakes and learn something from them”

 

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

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

ROCK MUSIC

Thursday, June 27th

 

We were in McClain* today left at 11:30 or so for Sylvia Coghill’s funeral.  My mother would play any card game with Sylvia and their mutual friend Grace and Grandpa James once a week or so.  Until Sylvia’s family moved her to a care home in Regina.

 

All of you gamers out there.  PS4 or X-Box 1 or whatever Nintendo is releasing?  I don’t miss video games in the least.  I do get excited whenever I see the commercial for Batman: Arkham Asylum though.  I always think it’s a new Batman movie with Christian Bale, since the graphics are so good.  Then I remind myself that it’s a commercial for a video game and die a little inside.

 

Music news.  Alter Bridge 4 is finished and being mixed as far as I know.  I know they’re done recording at least and have announced a European tour starting in September.  For those who don’t know who they are, it’s the 3 guys from Creed with Myles Kennedy the vocalist for the Slash solo album.  Slash with Apocalyptic Love.  This is off of the first Alter Bridge album and the first cover song we learned and played at our show in my old high school.  Mitch was just finishing grade 12 there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPNxDLSh7WI   All of the 3 albums that are out I can listen to from front to back.

 

A Perfect Circle NOT FOR KIDS! First song they released  this the first album. An album I can listen to straight through!

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

 

Pearl Jam

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

 

TOOL, same singer as APC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2F_hGwD26g

 

Foo Fighters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ04WbgI9rg

 

The Watchmen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hlwcFGqVK0

 

Big Wreck off of the first album released in 1997

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JtB0Y9oM0I

 

I.M.E. with Bryan Byrne as second front man/singer for the group

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAs6o-kqRDg

 

I.M.E. with first singer @#$%#$@^ Edwin, good singer, stage hog with no instrument!   Never helped with lyric writing either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STN2F1oEbdY

 

Dave Matthews Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNgJBIx-hK8

 

Walk off the Earth, my new find! Diamond in the rough!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkieuRdueq0

 

Matthew Good Band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw30TrAv8rg

 

Nirvana

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

 

Odds

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

 

Soundgarden 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTaVHM6HGuQ directed by Dave Grohl.

 

Corey Chamblin about Geroy Simon.

http://www.riderville.com/video/index/id/85367

 

Darian Durant speaks to the media

http://www.riderville.com/video/index/id/85369

 

This is just cool for any drummer or musician  JOSH FREESE and DANNY CAREY in the same room, WOW!  That’s like A Perfect Circle and TOOL in the same room! http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/06/every-drummer-you-can-think-of-appears-on-the-man-of-steel-soundtrack/

 

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

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook