WEEKEND UPDATE/CHRIS STAPLETON

Sorry, busy day around here cleaning & such.

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Big Wreck”, “Tool”, & that’s about it.  Tool is a long album with most songs (6?) over 10 minutes on the 10 song digital version & the 7 song physical version.

 

Other than trying to find the time to get a good listen into my 2 new albums.  I was SUPER tired/exhausted Friday afternoon & evening.  I stayed up as long as I could to hang out with Kim.  I packed it in at 10:00 pm.

Saturday we took to organizing our computer room.  Kim busted her butt doing the majority of it.  I stayed out of her way & cleaned the kitchen area, dishwasher, sweep, & wet Swiffer the floor.  As of Saturday evening it wasn’t quite put back together.  I threw out some of my stuff & organized my desk drawers, then put the desks in a different layout.

Grabbed the acoustic guitar again while trying to stay out of Kim’s way on Saturday.  I hate putting it down.  My brother has a used practice amplifier that he doesn’t use anymore.  Cheaper in price, but still fits what I’d like, quieter too!

Labour Day Classic was here on Sunday, well it’s here every Labour Day weekend.  Always a fun game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. the home Saskatchewan Roughriders.  Riders won 19-17 on the final play of the game with a field goal.  Winnipeg gave us 3 points though in the first quarter on kicks, Riders had WAY too many stupid/preventable penalties again.  If I was the head coach, which I’m not, I be passing out $20,000 fines for stupid/easily preventable penalties.  After this game & the previous home game, the players might be paying to play here, it’s embarrassing to the rest of the league.

My great aunt & uncle were here from Winnipeg.  My dad, great uncle, & I went to the game.  SO much fun to be at the game in that atmosphere FANTASTIC!

Computer room is nearing completion.  We need to figure out where a few photos will go & what we’ll use to hang them.  Probably throw out a bit more dust catchers & bring up a ceramic Pinocchio my grandmother painted for me when I was a child.  It’s currently in our storage unit in our parkade.

Figured out a way to help my grandparents drink more water, just trying to help them out.  I hope they enjoy it with Mio flavouring.

Kim just went out for a few groceries after doing a TON of other stuff.  I finally got some time to take a breather and turn on my computer after doing stuff around here.  It’s 5:20 pm as I type this.

 

Dixie Chicks “Fly” at 20 years later.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/the-dixie-chicks-fly-at-20-how-the-country-group-was-always-revolutionary-878421/?fbclid=IwAR2jqZVvnHgFgqUjra-_q-r_Ep72_MDN0ymjk-_9HSDfe3f340FVYzq599Q

That’s quite the lineup of guests for a Post Malone album.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ozzy-osbourne-halsey-travis-scott-meek-mill-post-malone-new-album-879008/?fbclid=IwAR0bsBA7m5cbJCGOj1dXlzFHhuSgs1ysGOoZqEzn0NE8Tw1AeA_F5K_bPQE

There wasn’t much news at all this week that’s why this is shorter than usual.  Not even more than one article about the TOOL album.  Kim bought it for me on Friday.  If I had known it was $70 + tax, I’d have said not to worry about it.  It did come with a 36 page booklet full of cool art, lyrics, & credits.  Also a video on a 4” screen when you open the CD panel.  It starts playing when you open it & stops when you close it, pretty cool to see.

 

CHRIS STAPLETON

Yes, a country artist.  Kim listens to country music, & he snuck in under the radar.  He has that bit of 70s southern rock vibe to him.  It’s far more apparent when he’s a guest on other albums though.  I know nothing about him other than a few guest appearances, his own album, & Kim went to The Craven Valley Jamboree to see him as the weekend headliner.  No, I didn’t bother to go to him or Garth Brooks a few weeks ago.  Just not my thing. A lot of money for something I likely wouldn’t enjoy.

Here are 3 songs he made an appearance on, for 3 individual albums, followed by his own album.

 

ED SHEERAN w/ Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars

 

PINK w/Chris Stapleton

 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE w/Chris Stapleton

 

CHRIS STAPLETON   TRAVELLER

 

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-David Eric Grohl

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

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen

WEEKEND UPDATE/ THE BEATLES

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Ed Sheeran”, “Alter Bridge”, “Billie Eilish”, & “The Wallflowers”

 

Another couple days off for the weekend to get some stuff done around here.  We did absolutely nothing Friday night.

Saturday I was tackling our iTunes again, new iPod Touch, new/different ways to make it work for me.  Apple puts out a new product, says “You’re welcome”, & leaves it up to the consumer to make it work properly.  So after an hour & ½ on the phone with Apple support, my issue was resolved & the guy I spoke with helped me figure this thing out!  We worked together on it & figured it out!  If someone is willing to spend that much time on the phone to help me with something, I’d say that’s a job well done.  He’s 37 & we have very similar tastes in music……a little bit of everything but mostly rock & metal!

Kim tackled painting one of our walls to see if it was the right colour we were thinking of.

Sunday evening Kim & Jolene headed out to Craven to see “Chris Stapleton”.  I wasted my entire day making iTunes work properly then watched the recorded Blue Jays game.  Thank goodness I ‘fixed’ iTunes, I hate doing that stuff.  Too “….hot in herre….” To stare at a computer all day.

 

I stayed up until 3:00 am watching season 3 of “Stranger Things” last night.  I watched episode 5 & had to finish the season, SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

 

THE BEATLES

I like the Rolling Stones, just not as much as The Beatles.  I’ve never understood why there’s a line drawn between the 2?  Are you a Beatles fan or a Stones fan?  Both!  Totally different music if you ask me.  I went to see “Our Lady Peace” on tour for their 2nd album “Clumsy”.  They played the song “Dear Prudence” & almost instantly “The White Album” became my favourite album by The Beatles.  My parents were fans of The Beatles & The Rolling Stones.

How did they write songs that had yet to be recorded?  If they remembered them the next day, it was good enough to record.  That’s what I’ve heard anyways.

I was going to give you some of The Beatles biggest hits, but you know them.  Instead I’ll dig up what I can find from the double album “The White Album”….

 

1968   The White Album

 

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-David Eric Grohl

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

P.S. I’ll post here again on Friday!

STAYCATION UPDATE/CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Kacey Musgraves”, “Chris Stapleton”, “Billie Eilish”, “Live”, “Big Wreck”, “Alter Bridge”, “Slayer”, & “Dead Sara”

Should have learned the bridge ^^ of the song in University, apparently I nailed the rest of the song vocally?  As I was told.

 

How was our staycation?  A nice break, other than it was HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the end I just want the plumbers to do their job & fix the A/C that hasn’t worked this year, or 5 of the last 6 years dating back to its first run in the summer of 2014.  We moved in here as 1 of the first 6 suites to be occupied in December of 2013.  Brand new living space!  Iffy air conditioner on a good day.  Our windows face south.  Even if it’s -40C outside, with the sun shining bright it will be +26C in here, minimum, with the blinds closed.  We rarely turn on the boiler heat.

We mostly stayed in Regina or at least in the Regina area.  We can’t really afford to go on a lavish vacation.  We slept in our own bed every night, so we were never far from Regina.  I’ve been eating more garbage than I should, yet my T-Shirts seem to be extra baggy this week?  Back to reality on Monday.  I didn’t exercise or even have the desire to do so.

Home football game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders last night 37 for Calgary & 10 for Saskatchewan.  So 37-10 with 2:01 left in the 4th quarter.  Everybody starts leaving.  I shout out “YOU’RE GOING TO MISS THE GREATEST COME BACK IN SPORTS HISTORY!!!  WE’VE GOT THEM RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM!!!”  It didn’t work ¾ of the crowd was gone & the score didn’t change, ah well.

Sorry, today has been a lot of cleaning/organizing after I boiled the eggs, Kim went shopping, then I made my vegetable juice.  Kim started cleaning, while I’ve been organizing our boxes of CDs into smaller boxes, & putting them in alphabetical order, like I kept them on our CD shelf.  Fair enough, I brought most of the roughly 600 CDs here with me.  I finished the “C” portion, & I’m done for today.  I got that far in 2 hours.

 

New Alter Bridge song with preorder.  Full release October 18th.

This seems to be the current trend, & it really needs to stop.  Pick any movie or TV show.  Some people have too much free time & rip it to shreds by pointing out plot holes.  Especially if it’s a work of fiction!  This is a work of fiction but the writer for Rolling Stone magazine chose to pick it apart instead of enjoying the movie as it is.

I like comic book movies, then someone will pop up & rip it apart by pointing out the plot holes?  It’s a COMIC BOOK MOVIE.  Sit back, relax, & enjoy a fictitious superhero movie.  Shh…superheroes aren’t real!

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-features/can-a-beatles-fan-believe-in-yesterday-rob-sheffield-853956/?fbclid=IwAR3-KHWwITm_mP0Nr8TEZVI-hbDcupaYuqagAKTYmqc5bS0IkaTLeP8xYY8

We saw “Yesterday” in the theater on Tuesday, July 2nd.  It was/is  FANTASTIC!

New Big Wreck video, no preorder or release date yet.

Delayed Saskatchewan Roughriders game because of lightning?  They announced it over the public address system.  Odd, in the long forgotten Taylor Field of 4 seasons ago the crowd went inside when the power went out.  Baseball just started doing this too.  Baseball used to just carry on until there was too much rain coming down that effected the players not being able to see the ball!  All of these changes in sports are for nothing!  If people (mostly millennials) aren’t watching a sport, shaving 15 minutes off of a game will do nothing, especially if they’re not watching the sport already.

If Chris Adler leaves “Lamb of God” I’ll likely have a personal moment of silence.

We spent Wednesday afternoon with my brother, at his place as he’s recovering from surgery done on his spine last week.  Show off, he’s doing well & now another person is walking before meJ.  This happens all of the time, my friends kids are always walking before meJ!

Why?  Because opening a bottle with your hands is too easy I guess?

24 years ago Thursday, July 4th, Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album!

https://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-self-titled-album-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR3hY5JtjPEN1nfbouZxn0zqAwEbhonFttfR-ZrwO2r8h5d6dEO4_s8kkuI

We rented “Captain Marvel” even though I plan to buy it & “Shazam” the day “Shazam” is released.  Good movie, but not as good as other Marvel movies.

 

CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY

Sort of metal & sort of rock.  I think you’d call them “stoner metal”.  One of the subgenres of metal that I don’t like using.  For me it’s just metal.  I have 8 of their albums, there are more, I only listen to 5 of them though.  I don’t plan on purchasing any future releases of theirs.  I got into them by a suggestion of a friend.  I think he’s done with them now also.  The 5 albums I like by them tend to get more air time here than I first thought.

 

1991   BLIND

 

1994   DELIVERANCE

 

1996   WISEBLOOD

 

2000   AMERICA’S VOLUME DEALER

 

2005   IN THE ARMS OF GOD

 

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you! Word of mouth is the only way of promoting this.

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-David Eric Grohl

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres