EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Kongos” the album “Egomaniac” yes, I got it last night at 10:00 pm

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle.

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Exercise total for the week ;7500 crunches, 600 leg lifts, 300 squats, & 250 push ups.

I prefer to get up by at least 7:30 am & get stuff done. Kim “…woke me up before…” she left for work at 7. I slept in until 8:30 and instantly felt like I was chasing the day already. I’ll have to ask her if she could wake me up when she gets in the shower & then when she leaves if I’m still in bed.

It’s pretty nice not being in a band, at the same time, I do miss it! It’s nice in that I don’t have to be on, I wasn’t really before. Alcohol before a show was a BIG no, no for me. It screwed up my throat. I would have a beer after the show. If we were headlining a show, I’d get to have a beer at 2:30 am. After hauling my gear from the venue. It was a fantastic hobby though!

Now I can relax & watch someone else do that, have whatever to eat or drink, & not worry about messing up the lyrics.

My body feels old, but my mind disagrees. I may be 36, but I have the mindset of an early 20 year old. I have never liked taking things too seriously. If you can’t laugh at yourself, stop laughing at someone else?

When “In Flames” released their album “Siren Charms” there was a lot of backlash from their die hard fans. Complaining that the band had gone soft & shouldn’t be labeled as a metal band anymore! How about the fans do it instead? Or go back to the earlier albums that they like? Being in a band for me was about making the music I liked. None of us did it for anyone else, at least I didn’t! If you don’t like doing what you’re doing, you’re doing it for a loved one or you’re doing the wrong thing?

New song from “Chvrches” featuring Hayley Williams from “Paramore”

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber movie review

June 28th available on DVD & Blu-ray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Red Hot Chili Peppers tune.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-we-turn-red/

I only listen to 2 of their albums. I own 3 but they just aren’t a group I listen to much. I own “Californication”, “By The Way” & “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic”, I didn’t even bother putting this last one on my iTunes.

The first band I was in, in University, covered this song. This is the album that was released 17 years ago, that made me feel so old.

The new Kongos album is the second iTunes purchase I’ve made since Kim signed up for Apple Music. Both purchases on iTunes since that time have songs that don’t work? Could anyone at Apple please fix this, I can’t or else I would. They launched Apple Music & our iTunes Match screwed up royally, so we canceled it. Now we have an Apple Music account, & iTunes is messed up again. This “back & forth” game with Apple seems to be a losing effort? I might just revert to buying CDs?

Who was ‘Spirit’ other than the band suing Led Zeppelin for plagiarism on “Stairway to Heaven”? Why are they suing now? Their song was released in 1969 or 1970? I think someone needs/wants money?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/who-were-spirit-the-band-from-led-zeppelins-stairway-trial-20160610

Barack Obama on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/president-obama-presidency-is-not-reality-tv-20160610

Madonna was also on The Tonight Show

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-madonna-perform-classic-borderline-on-fallon-20160610

If Pearl Jam plays anywhere you know it should be a fantastic show for any fan of their’s. I’ve only seen them twice so I’m good, I do have there albums though which are awesome!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-secret-show-jack-white-third-man-records-store/

Anybody remember “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” before they got a new drummer & changed their name to “Finger Eleven”?

Clutch shared this song/video by The Clutchlings

Another interview with Mark Tremonti

I like the 1975 quite a bit. I still think INXS light, yes I do enjoy INXS as well

http://www.nme.com/news/the-1975/94123?utm_campaign=nme-daily-10th-jun-10-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE!

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“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

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LEARN TO FLY

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “I” as in Iron Maiden’s “The Book of Souls” album

Yes, this “Learn to Fly”

The background as to why this song was written, 2 reasons that I know of. Dave Grohl wanted to try to write a well known/catchy pop song. He was also was terrified of flying at the time & was taking flying lessons. This album was released on October 26th 1999. Long time ago, this album also solidified Foo Fighters as my favourite band. My Grandmother passed away from breast cancer on December 5th 1999. I would drive 45 minutes away to Moose Jaw, turn around & come back to Regina just to occupy my time when I was supposed to be at University. I would blast this album everyday in my car.

This was written for a ‘Godzilla’ remake released in 1998. My brother has/had the CD. Notice the lyrics “…I’m afraid of aeroplanes….”

I’m assuming this was written before the ’99 release of ‘Learn to Fly’ off of “There is Nothing Left to Lose” an album made in a week, in Virginia, in Dave Grohl’s basement, in a studio Dave, Taylor & Nate built by sound proofing it with egg cartons & a friend acting as the producer. Oh, & it won 2/3 Grammy Awards.

The Pope’s arrival in the USA is why we missed the first 28 minutes of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Tuesday. I record it at 2:00pm for Kim & I to watch later on. Just sayin’! JK!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/pope-francis-american-crusade-20150910

Chris Cornell covers Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” made famous by Sinead O’Connor

http://loudwire.com/watch-chris-cornell-cover-prince-nothing-compares-2-u/

Did anyone catch “The Muppets” last night on ABC? Kim & I both thought it was pretty good, we had a good chuckle!

I would be at this show if it was near Saskatchewan! Tremonti & Trivium oh, yeah. Review of a show

http://fullmetalrock.com/HardDrive15.html

Article on Mark Tremonti.

http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/tremonti/

Chvrches cover Justin Bieber’s ‘What do you Mean?’

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/chvrches-cover-justin-biebers-what-do-you-mean-watch/

Foo Fighters with Jane’s Addiction & Jack Black on stage LANGUAGE!!!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-perform-janes-addiction-tracks-perry-farrell-rush-tom-sawyer-jack-black/

You can buy the new Ian Fletcher Thornley single this Friday on iTunes!!!!!

Somebody should ask this guy “Who are The Simpsons?” I gave up the Simpsons in 1999 or 2000? It got old. The series began when I was in grade 6.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/australian-man-sets-world-record-by-having-203-the/388586?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Destiny’s Child manager hopeful of a reunion

http://www.nme.com/news/destinys-child/88509?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Royal Blood on the James Corden show. Seeing Royal Blood was a bonus opening for Foo Fighters!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/royal-blood-absolutely-demolish-james-cordon-watch/

Songs I like, “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” one album. Finger Eleven before they got a new drummer & changed their name. “Finger Eleven” was my brother’s favourite band. We both saw the video for “Circles” at the same time & we both liked it, him a bit more than me. We both bought the CD shortly after seeing the video.

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

Muse covers “Chvrches”

New Chris Cornell video

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-nearly-forgot-my-broken-heart-video/

I’ve never been a Johnny Cash fan since I rarely listen to the lyrics in a song. Very limited vocal range, that also adds to my issue with The Man in Black.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/johnny-cashs-11-coolest-cover-songs-20140912

This exactly how I rock a treadmill…………………….NOT!!!

Foo Fighters are now Emmy winners

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-sonic-highways-taylor-swift-win-creative-arts-emmys-20150913#ixzz3lcnMNZT3

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Songs I like. “The Presidents of the United States of America”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook 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,


Chris