WEEKEND UPDATE/THEM CROOKED VULTURES

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NO POST UNTIL FRIDAY!!!  THEN WE’LL CARRY ON AS USUAL.

Music throughout the weekend.  “Pink”, “Pantera”, “The Struts”, “Obadiah Parker”, “The Watchmen”, & a mix I made of 80s & early 1990s songs “Bobby McFerrin”, & “Fall Out Boy”

 

I stayed up until shortly after 10:00 pm on Friday, watching the Blue Jay game.  I didn’t watch the entire game though.  I watched the game until the 4th inning.  The Jays were winning 9-2 at that point.  I watched the rest of it on Saturday to see them win 10-2.  Way behind on Saturday’s game.  I’ll have to watch Saturday’s game on Sunday.  Busy weekend!

My 2nd cousin who is a year younger than me is in town this weekend from Winnipeg.  Saturday her & her common law husband came over to see our place & stroll over to see a MASSIVE private liquor store in town.  We then went to my parents’ place for supper, Rebellion beer, & a game.  Good to see them REALLY nice people!

On Sunday Kim & her sister were planting their bedding plants.  Kim’s pots for our place & the plants for Sherry’s yard & pots.  Pretty cold outside at +13C.  So I stayed home.  If it was nicer outside, James & I could have done play by play on their deck!

Today Kim made a REALLY good brunch for the 2 of us.  I’ve boiled my eggs for the 4 day week.  I’ll make my veggie juice, then we’ll plunk down on the couch to watch some TV or have a nap!  My vegetable juice is similar to a V8, but with no salt added or any spices other than a chunk of ginger for a bit of kick to it.

 

I’m a Canadian, living in Canada & I’ve been watching WAY TOO much CNN.  I quit watching CNN to 10 minutes over the last 2 weeks & I just don’t care anymore.  I don’t like Trump & I’ve never been a fan of him, EVER!  I realized that he’s not my problem unless I move to America.  Not watching him lie repeatedly REALLY makes me happier & I don’t swear at the TV nearly as much as I used to.  I don’t like him & I never will.  I don’t need to watch every stupid thing he does.  CNN no more.

Will this work?  I would’ve preferred John Hamm, but I guess we’ll see what happens?

I hear that a TON of DC Comic fans really don’t like this move!  Give him a chance, what’s the worst that could happen?  He’ll ruin a movie franchise that’s already just trying to keep it’s head above water?  I prefer the darker DC Comic movies, he’s not guilty of anything, wait & watch.  Trump’s president so anything can happen

Perfect ending to The Big Bang Theory?

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/tv/2019/05/17/big-bang-theory-season-finale-song/3700577002/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo5-Nb-Hg3NsMyeLQX28VoqsyeVzZPoeKdz0htMAzpSZvOAAqYqbwVU

“Chevelle” are now done their new album!  A follow up to their album of scraps kicking around (B sides & rarities).  For a handful of 12 songs that weren’t released, it’s a very good album!

Apple/iTunes had better get their act together if they won’t allow CDs or any 3rd party files on their streaming & downloading services.  Last year I bought a live album on CD.  Because it’s not on either service from Apple.  If I’m missing out on albums only available on CD, it’s on Apple.  Even if it’s only on streaming I’ll miss out!  I’ve added many albums that are no longer in print & not on iTunes, when I first started using iTunes.

 

THEM CROOKED VULTURES

This is a “Super Group” I now love.  I love the 3 members in their everyday bands, but this album was somewhat disappointing to me, & it wasn’t over hyped at all.  It just kind of showed up for me.  It was released in 2009 & I was in the hospital completely unaware of it to be fair.  The group is Dave Grohl (Nirvana & Foo Fighters) on drums, Josh Homme on guitar & lead vocals (Queens of the Stone Age), & John Paul Jones on bass (Led Zeppelin).

I listened to this album recently during my exercise.  It finally clicked, it took me a decade, but I really like this album now.  When I bought the CD, I listened to it a few times & forgot about it.  This happens to me quite often.  I’ll buy an album, listen to it about 3 times & forget about it.  Then 2 or more years go by & I’ll listen to it again & I’ll change my mind completely.

Our brother-in-law is a HUGE fan of RUSH.   For a long time since the spring of 2002 he’s been giving me the gears about not liking RUSH.  I listened to some RUSH from the ‘80s on.  I thought the mix was different & Geddy Lee’s voice wasn’t as prominent, I was wrong.  It was that the synthesizer wasn’t used as much & is gone in the later albums.  I now love RUSH from 1985 – whenever they broke up a few years ago.

Same with Metallica.  It took 33 years & the album “Hardwired…………to Self – Destruct” for me to become a fan.

 

2009   THEM CROOKED VULTURES

 

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EXERCISE & WALKING/ASCOT ROYALS

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I fell asleep to “Janelle Monae” the album “Dirty Computer”, followed by “Testament” the album “The Legacy”

I exercised in silence.  I forgot to put the universal remote on the charger last night.

 

I will openly admit that even when I was free of cancer & my rehabilitation, I was an asshole.  I was VERY depressed & wouldn’t listen to anyone.  That wasn’t me, never has been or will be.  I am truly sorry to those I was a moron to, publically & privately.  Thank you for forgiving me.  You chose to forgive me, I didn’t force it on anyone.  THANK YOU!!!!!  It may have been years ago, but I still feel bad about it.

I got over that.  Getting into & out of a wheelchair is pretty normal now, not something I’ve stressed about in quite a while.  My legs work a bit & the exercise definitely helps with my walking.  I can stand for quite a while, as long as I have something to hold on to, or with the aid of another person.  30 minutes of standing in one spot isn’t out of the question.

I’m more able to keep my walker (on wheels, chest high) pointed in a straight direction.  Kim follows me in case I stumble or need to sit.  It’s really not that bad, especially since I’m getting stronger.

144 meters is my longest walk without a rest.  It used to be 200, rest, 400, rest, then 200 more, years ago.  I should not have stopped doing that, 800 meters twice a week when I was released from my rehabilitation.  I used to enjoy walking with my walker but something changed after doing so a few times?

Just being alive & able to work on myself sure beats the alternative.  I do have anxiety issues in large groups, talking on the phone to a stranger, or just meeting new people.  Anxiety is likely my biggest issue at the moment.  I tend to clam up in a group of roughly 10 or more people, even if I know them.

 

Oh, the Grammy Awards.  There is no reason to make any art a competition, but alas “….here we go again….”

A bitter sweet win for the deceased Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell.  Other awards are listed as well.  “Greta Van Fleet” won best rock album for their 1st release of 2, 4 song EPs, sold as an 8 song album.  The really good album, not the one that’s just OK.

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-best-rock-performance-winner-2019-grammys/?fbclid=IwAR0_Pub2XdpwIM41gEbHSMefbbYrlRiBkeVkc2WG8IXrd-nePrgGmwmuv8k

I watched about 10 minutes of CNN on Monday.  They were talking about how great it was to have so many women winning awards, Alicia Keys hosting, & other women involved with the show.  That’s great & Alicia Keys hosting the show was FANTASTIC!  I’ve always thought she’s AWESOME!  As for being nominated, I don’t care what sex, race, or religion you are, I just want the best musician to be nominated & win an award.  If a woman or man wins, I just want the best nominee to win.

I agree any woman should have equal pay if a male is doing the same or similar job, I’m all for that.  I didn’t realize that the pay inequality was happening.  Equal pay should be a no brainer if you ask me!

Rock & metal music are far from dead, even though the Grammy Awards for those categories are not aired on TV.  How many Grammy awards has Lamb of God won?  Guess, I’ll wait……………………………..6 if not more.  The Grammy academy is of no use in promoting rock or metal with the awards for those categories.  “2 roads diverged in a yellow wood” if you want to make money you take the road most travelled.  If you want to attract possible fans to classical, rock, or metal you take the road less travelled.

There were 3 acts that REALLY caught my attention because they were SO good.  Janelle Monae, H.E.R., & Kacey Musgraves.

Carappé, I know the Saskatchewan Roughriders were in the hunt for him.

https://www.cfl.ca/2019/02/11/report-lions-sign-mike-reilly-four-year-deal/

From what I can tell from “Big Wreck’s” Facebook page, they are nearing completion of their next album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Janelle Monae performed this song on the Grammy Awards.  I bought the album “Dirty Computer” on Tuesday.  She absolutely BLEW me away.  She’s like “Prince” 2.0!

The original cartoon was fantastic.  I’m anxious for the live action version!

 

ASCOT ROYALS   (More pop than rock)

I saw them open for “Big Wreck” in February 2017, AWESOME SHOW!  Unfortunately they never achieved success like I thought they might.  As soon as I got home I purchased their full album & their EP.  The EP was released a week before I saw them.  Another great band that didn’t make it big.

 

2012   DON’T LET IT STOP YOU (Album)

 

2017   NEW SKIN EP

 

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

Wear a shirt, listen to the band!

I exercised to “Finger Eleven” the album “Tip”

 

I watched “This is Life” on CNN with Lisa Ling last Sunday.  It was about people becoming addicted to technology.  They even mentioned that kids are committing suicide or throwing tantrums when their phone, tablet, computer, etc. is taken away, kids who have graduated high school or have dropped out of school.  I guess there is a rehab place for it in Silicon Valley.  One guy who was suicidal, because he played games on his cell phone so much he wouldn’t sleep, he just kept playing the game, he stopped speaking to other people completely.  He spoke to the group, including his sister & parents about just getting a flip phone.

What am I trying to explain here is that the Facebook message, email, tweet, etc. will be there, even if you don’t reply instantly.  Nobody talks to anyone any more.  I’ll text you, email you, Facebook you, etc. that’s all I hear.  You can call me, Facebook me, or email me to get together later on.  Then we can talk face to face.

I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  I refuse to get a smart phone.  I don’t want to hear an alert from my phone all of the time.  My wife has a cell phone & it drives me nuts when she sets it on the couch & I feel it vibrate or hear it make a sound.  If I really need a phone, I’ll get a flip phone & people can call me.

Companies like google, yahoo, email sites, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are trying to push out as much crap as possible to keep you engaged with your phone as long as possible so they can make more money.

You know what’s coming next?  Robots, that are stronger than us.  Jim Jefferies even had a segment about them.  They’re real, & I want no part of it!

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

Kids on average get a cell phone between the ages of 6-13.  Why do kids need/want a cell phone at that age?  I’m 38 with nothing more than a desktop computer aka I don’t freak out without a cell phone in my pocket.  It is so nice to not worry about that.  What is on my computer desk?  Pens & paper, to write down new phone numbers & new passwords.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/11/health/cell-phones-for-kids-parenting-without-borders-explainer-intl/index.html

Kids are said to be more depressed these days because of less human interaction & they’re not the C.E.O. a successful business after being there for 8 months.  Chill out, the Earth doesn’t orbit around anyone, just the sun.

I do the same with this blog & assume everyone knows how I’m doing?  Well not everyone is reading this.  If they’re in a different province or country, I’ll email them or Facebook them, however they prefer to be reached.  I don’t send enough messages as I should though.

 

This is one of the reasons Dave Grohl is so cool!

 

Are Pentatonix going to release a Christmas album every year?  They’re on pace for it.

 

This is why I’m against streaming music & digital downloads.  Apple needs to get rid of their streaming music site, let the artists set the price between $9.99 to 14.99 per download.  The option?  Streaming sites need to pay the artist more!  I’ve got 600 CDs behind me in boxes.  The average cost of a CD was around $20- $25.  Artists could put the price at $18.99 & it would still be cheap for people like me.  I’m not an Avenged Sevenfold fan but this was the article that I saw.  99.9% of their income comes from touring.  I haven’t seen every band I like live, so they’re missing out on money from me in a way, I guess?

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-synyster-gates-touring-99-9-percent-bands-income/

Would you want to spend $1000s of dollars on recording the music, paying a producer, a sound engineer, etc.?  Only to give it away on a fraction of a penny?  I’d make music for myself & tour every 5 years while working at another job 5 days a week.

 

Why would ‘System of a Down’ even consider getting a therapist like ‘Metallica’?  Remember after ‘Metallica’ got a therapist they gave us the album ‘St. Anger’.  An album that sounds terrible with 0 solos.  The solo thing I can get past, the production & song writing on that album leaves a LOT to be desired.

 

I wonder who put gasoline on the fire of the lies, deception, & hatred?

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

I only own the album “Born in the USA”.  This is an album I heard as a kid, my dad was really into it.  He has the regular vinyl edition & bought a special edition that’s still sealed in the purchased packaging.  I bought this album on iTunes & added a few extra songs from his greatest hits album.

I saw this video ^^ while I was watching “FRIENDS” as a teenager & asked “Is that Monica from friends?”  Reply from my parents “Yes, it is” I was surprised.

These are all on the album.  The following is one of the songs I added.

 

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THE BODY SAYS NO/JEFF BUCKLEY

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My mind it says yes, but my body says no “What do you mean?”

Yes I referenced Justin Bieber, who I don’t own but it is catchy tune.  I do own a TON of “Walk off the Earth”.

My body is sore & tired.  I did my exercises on Monday.  Woke up Tuesday & knew instantly it wasn’t going to happen.  Maybe tomorrow or Friday, we’ll see?  It’s disappointing, but it’s needed.  It almost feels like I might be catching a cold but I’m not.  I felt like I might be catching one a couple of weeks ago.  After drinking a few liters of water, I was fine.

Writing this & watching TV, blu-rays or just listening to music is how I fill my days.  I do watch/listen to too much CNN though.

 

I had some time this week & watched the “Alter Bridge” blu-ray with the Parallax orchestra.  If possible, switch it to surround on the opening menu.  If you listen/watch it in stereo, you’ll be waiting for the orchestra to start since you can’t really hear them in the stereo mix.  Other than that, I give it an A+!  I’ll review it later, probably next week?

 

Tenacious D have an album coming out on November 2nd, along with an animated www.youtube.com series, featuring songs from the album, beginning on Friday, September 28th.  I’m going to hold off since their last album “Rize of the Fenix” didn’t do much for me.

 

OH, SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They’ve set a high bar with their last album as Lamb of God, can they top “Sturm Und Drang”?  I’m confident they can, even after the cover album under the name of “Burn the Priest”.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-recording-new-music/

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

 

Really?  We need another ‘Grinch’ movie?  November 2nd in theaters.

Fair enough, the Jim Carrey one didn’t do anything for me.  I’ll watch the original on TV & see if this one is decent?

 

JEFF BUCKLEY

He made one REALLY FANTASTIC album.  Story I read was he drowned years ago at the age of 27.  He went swimming in a river he had swam in many times before.  I think his tour manager was with him on the shore?  Apparently a current got him, pushed him far down the river & eventually pulled him under?  That’s the story I heard anyways.  This was in 1997.  According to the autopsy, no drugs or alcohol were found in his system.  His only album “Grace” was released in 1994.  This guy has a phenomenal voice….

 

 

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CNN/PARAMORE

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Battles”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the album “Fortress”

 

Kim took Monday off, she told me earlier on Sunday.  We got up & she went for a run, while I did my exercises.  Then we went out for lunch & I needed some shorts.  Brewster got to hide out alone at Sherry & James’ place.  He can’t stay here alone, he has bad anxiety & makes a lot of noise.  We had a noise complaint when we first moved here.

Oh a pint of Guiness beer was SSSOOOO tasty at lunch!!  That’s a REALLY good treat, since it’s roughly the same price for a 4 or 8 pack as it is for a 15 pack of generic beer in a liquor store.

I hope you’ve all discovered “The Fosters” which is on Netflix.  I think we’re on episode 7?  If you liked “Parenthood” there’s a very good chance you will like “The Fosters”

I miss “Parenthood”, I wish it was on Netflix.

I’m OK, I survived stage 4 brain cancer.  I saw this commercial on Tuesday & realized how lucky I was, again!

I could have been born with a disability, maybe I’d never know what it’s like to walk?  My family doctor tells me how lucky I am more often than not when I see him.  When I saw him in the spring Kim & I had just celebrated our “Lucky 13” wedding anniversary.  I was joking of course, he replied “VERY lucky 13th anniversary.  What did you two do?”  I told him “Kim had her head over a pot of boiling water with a towel over her head.  Trying to steam the cold out of her.  I watched TV”!

I watch too much CNN.  It’s hard to avoid watching a car crash in slomotion though, especially when everything hit the fan on Tuesday.

I hope this means it’s “The Beginning of the End” for the president who won’t be named.

 

See if you agree with this list?  For me, it’s more “no” than “yes”.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-album-each-year/

 

PARAMORE

Took me a looooooooong time to finally hear this band.  I think I jumped on the bandwagon on their 4th album?  They’ve released 5, I was late to the party, & it’s a really fun party.  The first album was released in 2005.  I believe singer, Hayley Williams, was signed to a record label at the age of 14.  She agreed to it, on the condition her band ‘Paramore’ was included.  I think they worked on their music & waited a couple of years to release the debut album in 2005.  I believe she’s 30 now & the most recent release was in 2017, she was 29 at the time of recording?  The 5th album made me a HUGE fan!  Totally different than their previous releases, which are also really good.  So here is a sampling of their stuff…..

 

2005    ALL WE KNOW IS FALING

 

2007     RIOT!

 

2009    BRAND NEW EYES

 

They’ve done the pop/punk thing & have done it well, if you ask me, this album is a bit different & sort of foreshadows what will happen on the 5th album.

 

2013   PARAMORE

 

2017   AFTER LAUGHTER

This “After Laughter” album REALLY impressed me.  I’m in & can’t wait for what’s next, but I still can’t stop listening to these albums.

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MY RE-OCCURING DREAM

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

 

I exercised to “Slipknot” the album “5 The Gray Chapter”

 

500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 375 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 75 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I think I figured out a portion, maybe all about a re-occurring dream I’ve been having since I was in the WRC.

I continually dream that I’m late for high school & I have an English paper that’s WAY overdue.  I get to school & have no clue as to what my locker combination is.

In University in 1999 my grandmother died of breast cancer.  I was a mess at the time.  I skipped out on an English final & drove to Moose Jaw & back instead.  With the 3rd Foo Fighters’ album that had just been released in November blasting the entire time.  My grandmother passed away on December 5th, 1999.

I guess that dream is more about me having some type of unfinished business to deal with?  Maybe it’s nothing & I’m reading too much into it?

No Trump talk!  You know what I think about him & you’re entitled to your own take on him!  I have never & will never condone violence to ANYONE.  If I thought it would change anything I’d give Trump a slap upside the head.

I’m typically not a political person.  Canadian politics bore me & I choose not to vote.  If I lived in the USA that would be different.  I watch too much CNN, since watching Trump lead the USA is much like his campaign x 100.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It’s August, there’s very little music being released & not much for music news but here’s what I could find.

 

Audio interview with Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God.

 

Audio interview with Corey Taylor, singer for Stone Sour & Slipknot.

 

Audio interview with Royal Blood.

 

 

Poor camera man!  Kim & I just laughed & laughed & laughed………..

 

When I was working, I’d listen to my iPod a double album of “Lynyrd Skynyrd” their Greatest Hits & “Systematic Chaos” by Dream Theater, or the odd podcast.  One ear bud in my right ear, other one down my shirt.  Noise cancelling headphones on.  Those 2 albums would pretty much last my 8 hour shift.

 

A 2nd song from Jack Johnson!!!!!

 

A PBS concert\documentary regarding Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-rock-the-acropolis-in-landmarks-live-trailer-w498301

 

Jimmy Kimmel reads mean tweets from Trump supporters.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-reads-mean-tweets-from-angry-trump-supporters-w498287

 

Jose Bautista is too old to be the face of the franchise, he’ll probably ask for too much next year whoever he signs with & he’s a whiner.  Have fun on the Free Agent market at the end of the year, if you’re still with the Blue Jays at the end of August.

If Jose Bautista can hit 30 home runs this year, I still don’t think I’d renew his contract of $18,000,000.  Troy Tulowitzki & Jose Bautista would be the first of many players I’d try to dump on whoever wants to pay for a name.  Right there is $38,000,000 off the books of players not living up to their contracts!

 

My album of the year for whatever year it was, was “Nothing but Thieves” self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album is being released on September 8th this year & here are the 3 singles they have released thus far…

It’s not close to hard rock, rock, or metal.  Lots of people my age & younger will not like this group.  I’m OK with that, for any music I listen to, I never said you had to like it.

August 25th new Queens of the Stone Age, September 8th Nothing But Thieves, Alter Bridge anthology, & Jack Johnson, September 15th Foo Fighters.  After that, who knows?

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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It’s like watching a car collision. You don’t want to watch but you can’t take your eyes off of it. It’s late Sunday afternoon, CNN has been on pretty much the entire day. (There’s nothing else on, unless you’re a fan of the NFL). With all of this crap going on in the world, I predict I’ll die at the hands of a terrorist. Almost everyone wants world peace, but I think we’re all looking at a possibility of WWIII? Either way I’ll go about my life the same way & I would encourage others to do the same!

Watching the AMAs last night made me feel old & out of touch. I’ve heard 2 Demi Lovato songs now. I’m sure some of the audience at the AMAs were wondering “Who’s Alanis Morrisette & why is she singing with Demi Lovato?” I was the total opposite “What is Demi Lovato famous for & why is she singing with Alanis Morrisette?” I wasn’t a fan of that album when I was 15 & 20 years later has not changed my opinion. In 1995 though Alanis was EVERYWHERE!

I was watching the AMAs for one reason. More “Star Wars” footage & Pentatonix. They got me! I watched the entire show to see what I wanted to see. Well played AMAs, well played!

What I think is pretty cool right now is, call in radio shows in Toronto have 99.9% of the callers still talking about the Blue Jays & how next year they could remain a strong contender for a World Series championship!

Every fan has their own idea of what they’d do. So I’ll throw my hat in that ring too! I would trade knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey, his catcher Josh Thole & whoever is being named the 5th outfielder for a decent starting pitcher. I have nothing against any of these people just that a knuckle ball is extremely unpredictable & difficult to catch. I’d also trade newly acquired short stop Troy Tulowitzki for cash or a pitcher & put the young impressive fielder Ryan Goins at short stop. That should free up 17-18 million dollars. Then I’d have to chose between right fielder Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion who plays DH or first base. Currently they have 3 first basemen. I’d trade Edwin for a number 1 or number 2 starting pitcher, or trade him at deadline if David Price signs. Both Bautista & Encarnacion are free agents at the end of the 2016 & I assume the Blue Jays can’t afford both of them & a few pitchers. I look at it as at the moment they have 3 starting pitchers. 26 year old Marcus Stroman who could be your number 1 or number 2 pitcher, Aaron Sanchez, & Marcus Estrada who has sign on for 2 more years with Toronto. 3B Josh Donaldson will be going to arbitration soon & will likely be offered $12,000,000 a year. If pitcher David Price signs, it will likely be a minimum of 7-9 years at a minimum of $25,000,000 a year if they’re lucky. Baseball is a game of numbers on & off the field. That’s what I’d do, but I’m nothing more than a fan who played & never reached the height of their success. Heck I never made it out of the B league in Regina! If David Price wants to stay, throw as much money at him as possible! Rogers is a multi billion dollar company. I don’t know the budget, & who knows if it will ever be public?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/jays-price-is-marriage-that-makes-too-much-sense/

 

The countdown on Foo Fighters’ website finished last night (Sunday night). Now a letter from Dave Grohl & a 5 song EP for free on 5 different types of music sites! Each link is on their website! What they ask of you is to please donate to a charity for those affected by the attacks in Paris!

http://www.saintceciliaep.com/

 

Sorry, I wrote this Sunday & a little on Monday. I had a doctors appointment Monday morning just to get some refills for my pills, then spent the day/evening at my parents place. That’s the reason for no blog yesterday. On the bright side my family doctor said my CT-Scan looked good! One more appointment to go this year, then nothing until October or November of next year.

 

Today is my parents 37th wedding anniversary as well! Congratulations Mom & Dad! They actually started dating in “grade 9” at the same high school my brother & I went to!

 

Now I want to hear “Throwing Copper” by Live.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Hahahahahaha! LANGUAGE!! The show is on HBO.

 

Win a “Hello Kitty” drum kit played by Mike Portnoy formerly of “Dream Theater”

http://loudwire.com/win-hello-kitty-drum-kit-mike-portnoy/?fb2

 

The Muppets parody Adele!

 

Bruce Springsteen anyone! New song sounds like classic Bruce!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-bruce-springsteens-powerful-party-lights-from-new-river-box-20151123

http://vevo.ly/I2yMOo

 

Finger Eleven’s “Gods of Speed” is number 1 on the CBC rock charts

 

Yes, Pentatonix have added 5 songs to their Christmas album. This is one of them.

 

Adele on SNL. Song inside the link, isolated vocals.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/adele-was-definitely-not-lip-syncing-on-snl/

 

Progress report from Tool & a new song inside the link. No album announcement yet.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/tool-offer-progress-report-on-wonderful-new-album/

 

President Obama is a guest on the new “Coldplay” album?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/president-barack-obama-is-a-guest-on-the-new-coldplay-album/

 

Ian Thornley on instagram

https://instagram.com/p/-b93qcTF2d/

 

Justin Bieber’s song “What do you Mean?” by Walk off the Earth

 

Difficulty for global touring acts

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/the-uphill-battle-of-international-touring/

 

The story behind David Bowie’s new album “Blackstar”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-inside-story-of-david-bowies-stunning-new-album-blackstar-20151123

 

The movie “Creed” vs. the band “Creed” confusing if you’re tagging one of them on social media?

http://loudwire.com/creed-vs-creed-exclusive-trailer/?fb3

 

Scott Stapp (Creed singer) reviews the movie “Creed”

 

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog. I almost always turn to music to cope with a situation. Even after my grandmother passed away from breast cancer in 1999. I went to my room in the basement after the funeral & listened to the “Blue Green Orange” album by I Mother Earth through headphones.

 

I can’t get into “Five Finger Death Punch”. My brother bought 2 of their CDs when they were here opening for “Korn”

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-postpone-paris-show/

 

Rob Zombie’s new horror film. He directs as well as being a singer. Smart guy!

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-premiere-horror-film-31-january-2016/

 

Article with Lemmy of Motorhead on terrorist attacks.

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-on-terrorist-attacks-if-they-stop-you-they-win/

 

Anthony Vincent covers Adele’s “Hello” in 25 styles

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-adele-hello-deftones-alice-in-chains-more/

 

Songs I like, “The Trews” I have their first 2 albums on CD. The 2nd one was underwhelming. After Kim & I first saw them, I saw them twice & the live show just didn’t live up to the first time we saw them opening for “Big Sugar”.

 

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres