BILLY JOEL

Sunday, February 16th 2014

 

Yeah he’s old, that doesn’t mean he’s bad though.  I just have a double album of his greatest hits, and a few other songs.  If you don’t like him that’s fine, I get it.  He’s somewhat influential though.  He did have some big hits though…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVKtL9VU8rQ

 

I’m pretty sure I played this song when I filled in for Tyler Wanner with Chris Messer in Minton (small town close to the USA border).  On a flat bed truck for a street party. Good times, other than it being so far away and the McDonalds drive though at 3am took us 45minutes to go through despite being the only customers there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAQa4MOGkE

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9t5XK0FhA

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E

 

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

 

How did he make these songs without pro tools?  Oh, he learned his craft, piano and voice.  As far as I know I missed one vocal note on the “Chemical Horizon” CD.  We recorded it in my parents basement in a month I think?  Some of my vocals were done in our shower, no, no water being used, that was our recording booth for a few songs.  Some blankets to stop the echo and that was all we needed to do!  We weren’t a group that would drink all night when we played, it was impossible for me to sing and play guitar after one drink.  I would hoover water on stage or chew gum when my mouth was dry!

 

“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 there”

 

“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

ALICE IN CHAINS

Monday, January 13th 2014

 

Yes, the grunge band that was lumped in with the metal bands?  I don’t find them to be extremely heavy, especially when they debut with Layne Staley who died of a heroin overdose years ago.  Now they’re like the current Guns n’ Roses, “Axl & Friends”.  Alice in Chains now should be Jerry Cantrell & Friends.  Just change your group’s name to something else! 

 

This isn’t heavy, it’s the same with acoustic guitar….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r80HF68KM8g

 

I think this is the song that caught every fan’s attention…

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

 

Every musician knows about this song. Chris Messer suggested our first band do it, so I think after a while I got over my fear of singing incredibly high and eventually got it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opzq-hxYgfE

 

The newest album, The Devil put Dinosaurs Here, I find to be much heavier.  Here’s the first song on the album…  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmSeWqmlqYs

 

Then the second song sounds like the ’90s version of Alice in Chains, don’t worry that’s enough links! Since there’s one below.

 

Stone Temple Pilots should change their name also, they have a new singer/front man.  Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Scott Weiland is out because he’s unreliable, like Axl, he shows up when he wants to.  You can tell him a certain time but then you might have to wait 2 hours after the time given!   

 

STACEY & CHUCK

 

I think I’ve met Stacey’s parents once, I just wanted to post this song since it’s HILARIOUS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4

 

They came for brunch yesterday, mini knishes, bacon, french toast casserole w/ real maple syrup, a fruit tray and juice, water or coffee!  We still have leftovers!  I’ve had 3 meals of that and they’ve all been AWESOME!  Now where should I get Cinnamon buns?  Carmen’s becoming unreliable, I’ve been wearing pants in case she randomly pop’s in with a batch and she hasn’t, so today NO PANTS!  Short shorts with Ellen undies!  Thanks Sherry!  They’re comfy, and they keep everything in the right place!  Maybe I’ll get a few more for my birthday?  I hope!

 

Impact people is it wrong that I had a dream last night about operating the old 5 colour that’s not their anymore?  I had a dream that I was dry on my magenta ink which was in the yellow unit?  Weird, I never had a dream about any job that I’ve had.

 

  “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