LACK-A-MOOLA/LOOOOONG WEEKEND

You likely won’t hear from me until Monday morning.  Kim has her EDO Thursday & has Monday off as part of the Easter weekend.

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide”, then “Pentatonix” their 4th EP of covers, & finally “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Colour Before The Sun”

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

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the new album “Live & In Stereo”

 

We’re broke.  No other way to put it.  Maybe it’s because of tax season, but we have less cash flow than most average couples when it’s not tax season.  We spend the same amount of money a month as most people our age spend in a week.  Kim has a good job, & she enjoys it.  The last time we went out for supper was probably my birthday in January?  We can’t afford to travel anywhere.  I end up blaming myself, knowing I couldn’t have predicted this situation.  All of that being said, I do blame myself somewhat.  After all, I’m the one who had cancer & put us in this spot.  I’m NOT asking for a hand out, I’m just telling you how it is.  So many people have helped us out financially along the way, especially when I was in the hospital.  Thank you!

I always worry about our finances, since I’m terrible with money & I never see what we have in the bank.  I guess paycheck to paycheck is how we’re living now.  I always ask Kim if we can afford whatever I’m looking at purchasing.  My weakness is music from iTunes.  No matter how much it is, I ask Kim if it’s OK.  Kim gave me an allowance.  More than likely a good idea.  I’ve really slowed down on buying music anyways.  I know which artists I want to hear more of, & it’s not every band I’ve heard of!  I only had 2 years of mortgage insurance, but neither of us was working for almost 5 years.

I guess Kim & I suffer from the cancer side effect originally from Hawaii called “Lackamoola” as my brother found a birthday card for me years ago.

This is a one income no kids (oinks) household.  If there’s a child in this house, the battle is between Brewster & I.  I like stuff & he needs to be with someone 24 hours a day.  He has terrible anxiety.  If he sees me putting on my shoes, he starts to freak out.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

System of a Down albums ranked.  First one good the rest, AWESOME!

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-albums-ranked/

 

Pentatonix shared it…….

 

I didn’t watch it so there is possibly some LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t need to hear any more about Trump.  Thanks though John Oliver

 

Trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3”.  LANGUAGE!  The first two were HILARIOUS!

 

Yep, some are pro Planned Parenthood & some are totally against it, it’s a personal choice in my eyes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-bon-iver-bjork-contribute-to-planned-parenthood-box-set-w475975

 

I think I’m the only metal fan on earth that’s not a fan of “Mastodon”

http://loudwire.com/mastodons-emperor-of-sand-debuts-no-7-billboard-200-hits-no-1-top-album-sales-chart/

 

After the game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays have played 7 games & only have 1 win to show for their efforts.  They are currently 1W-6L.  Last April they finished the month at 11W-14L.  I hear all of these broadcasters saying “Aw, it’s only April” & they want to see meaningful baseball in September.  Well these games are just as important if you want to see meaningful baseball in September.  What were Blue Jay fans doing during the last regular season game last year?  Praying to make it into the playoffs!  If you turn their wins & loses around for April of last year to 14W-11L, I wouldn’t have been biting my nails during the final game last year.  Right now 11W-14L looks like an impossible achievement.  Mostly the same players picking up right where they left off last year………………….sad.  The only real upside is at first base.  The guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat the last 2 years.  So far this year, he’s one of the best hitters they have.  He’s not a home run hitter, but he does hit very well as a contact hitter.  Only 155 games left in the regular season!

 

YAY!  Royal Blood release confirmed “How did we get so dark?” release date June, 16th!  No preorder or anything like that………………yet!  I think I just saw on their Facebook page that there will be a song available on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!  They’re not a metal band if you’ve never heard of them.  A drummer & bass player/singer, a hard rock band.  Dave Grohl called them to see if they’d open for Foo Fighters on the tour for “Sonic Highways” during 2015.

 

10 year old drummer wins Denmark’s Got Talent drumming Rage Against The Machine & Led Zeppelin

http://loudwire.com/10-year-old-drummer-wins-denmarks-got-talent/

 

Jimmy Kimmel on Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-probes-sean-spicers-inner-voice-during-hitler-comment-w476292

 

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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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SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “U2”  “The best of U2” from 1980 – 1990

 

Not much happening until next week with my sciatic nerve.  My doctor had a death in the family, as well as his own operation.  My chiropractor has some time off at the moment.  I’ll be on the couch icing my back and watching TV, listening to music, & feeling useless.  It’s the worst it’s ever been since I can remember & it’s just getting worse.  I really can’t do anything at the moment.  Kim’s really helping me out with food, pills or whatever I’m trying to do that she sees me struggling with.

 

10 things you can learn about Dave Mustaine by who he follows on Twitter.

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-dave-mustaine-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

New Linkin Park for preorder!!!!!!!!  Full release on May 19thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.  Just shows that lessons aren’t always needed but can help if you aspire to improve your skills.

https://allthatshreds.com/whats-new-alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-interview/

 

The Nintendo Switch

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/5-reasons-why-the-nintendo-switch-might-actually-be-genius-w467770/the-joy-cons-are-really-clever-w467775?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

Yep, Pentatonix shared it again…………….

 

What have I been listening to while doing nothing all day?

Big Wreck

 

Boston

 

Ascot Royals

 

Coheed & Cambria

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megadeth

 

Why did no one tell me the Boston album was so good?  Anyways, you probably won’t hear from me for a while.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “X”, followed by “Alter Bridge” the album “The Last Hero”

Monday was a good day at home.  My nerve didn’t really bother me much.  I had an appointment at the physiotherapist & felt bad for the guy.  He knew my lower back was sore, & I’ve had a bulging disc in my spine since high school.  He said my back was tight & gave me more stretches to do.  Unfortunately Monday was pretty much a pain free day, & he didn’t really see a severe problem.  I see him once a week for at least the next 3 weeks.  More/additional stretches & things are finally back on track.  I was tempted to do some exercise today before the appointment but I figured better safe than sorry.  I’m wishful to get rid of this nerve pain sooner than later, at least I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!

I did part of my stretches this morning to “Nothing but Thieves”.  I do them throughout the day, so I’m not done them completely yet.

 

New “Spiderman: Homecoming” trailer

 

This is just cool! Acoustic version of Adele’s song “Hello”

 

I’m not sure if “The Justice League” or “Wonder Woman” is being released first?

 

Behind the “Big Wreck” track “A Speedy Recovery”

 

Here you go Killswitch Engage fans

http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-albums-ranked/

 

Oscar nominees & other info regarding the event

http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/the-oscars-2017-everything-you-need-to-know-1952755?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What to expect from “Star Wars: Episode VIII”

http://www.nme.com/blogs/star-wars-8-last-jedi-release-date-trailers-1882426?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Jim Parson’s views on his spin-off as Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory”

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/big-bang-theory-actor-shares-his-views-on-sheldon-spin-off-series-1957854?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Top 25 hard rock or metal Eps

http://loudwire.com/top-25-hard-rock-metal-eps/

 

After all of the hype & 14 Oscar nominations, I still have very little desire to see “LA LA Land”, it does peek my curiosity a bit though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/2017-oscars-la-la-land-scores-whopping-14-nominations-w462467

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle!
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

I do like my beer, but I’m trying to lose my big ‘ol belly. Unfortunately beer doesn’t help me maintain that elusive girlish figure I once had.

This doesn’t either.

I want this figure again.

This year Muse, Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots, Into Eternity, Third Ion, maybe Tool, and Megadeth from what I know? I like the latest Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan & friends) album, & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album “Chasing Yesterday”

To see Muse live is on my bucket list. This is why I don’t do reviews because I respectfully disagree with Anthony Fantano of “The Needle Drop”.

I don’t expect everyone to have the same opinion on songs I share here. It could easily go 3 ways. Terrible, it’s OK, or I love it.

One more person stuck in the ’80s or earlier gone!
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/18/bill-whatcott_n_6888358.html

Halestorm make music chart history!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-19/halestorm-make-chart-history

In Flames live at The Wacken festival in Germany!

That’s great n’ all but when will we get a cross country festival in Canada? Remember the one day long touring festival Edgefest or Summersault? 1 day, outside in Saskatoon, at least 26 bands & 2 stages. ’99 I saw Big Wreck, Sum 41, Treble Charger, Finger Eleven, Hole etc. In 2000 I saw Foo Fighters for the first time, A Perfect Circle, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

1st album

3rd album

How do you go from that ^^ to this?

4th album

I’ve heard Finger Eleven is done recording their new album. I’m guessing we’ll get new material from them this year? Anything would be an improvement from “Them vs. You vs. Me” from 2007. I like Finger Eleven but that album sounded nothing like a Finger Eleven album. They opened for I Mother Earth on the “Blue Green Orange” tour. This was I Mother Earth’s 3rd album, their 1st with new singer Brian Byrne & Finger Eleven’s first album.

I had heard Queens of the Stone Age were likely hitting the studio last fall. I guess they’re on hiatus though? Well deserved after the album (…like clockwork)
http://www.nme.com/news/queens-of-the-stone-age/83710?utm_campaign=nme-march-20-20-03-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

20 years ago a death changed rock music, no it wasn’t Kurt Cobain. “Mother Love Bone” before some of them became “Pearl Jam”
http://diffuser.fm/the-roots-of-indie-mother-love-bone/?fblw25

Blink-182’s first show without Tom DeLonge
http://loudwire.com/blink-182-first-live-show-alkaline-trio-matt-skiba/

Tom DeLonge will be releasing 4 albums this year, from what I’ve heard?

Zakk is a metal version of Slash. They’re good at what they do, it just feels repetitive.
http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-book-of-shadows-ii-2016/

I do like Zakk Wylde’s acoustic stuff but even that get’s old to me fast.

Some of the groups for the “Rock in Rio” festival line up I’d like to see.
http://rockinrio.com/rio/en/line-up/

More rumblings about a UK “Sonic Highways” for Foo Fighters
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-20/foo-fighters-sonic-highways-series-uk

Good news for Green Day Fans!
http://loudwire.com/green-day-jam-together-first-time-in-year/

Kurt Cobain bio-pic will be in theaters before broadcasting on HBO. DVD release in November.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kurt-cobain-montage-of-heck-will-hit-theatres-before-hbo-premiere-20150320

Mark Knopfler album out this week.
https://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-03-20/if-you-buy-one-album-out-this-week-make-it
$12.99 on iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/tracker-deluxe/id956858336

Rumours that Chris Adler, of Lamb of God, will play drums on the upcoming Megadeth album.
http://loudwire.com/my-chemical-romance-drummer-megadeth-recording-chris-adler/

I haven’t listened to Def Lepperd’s “Hysteria” in quite a while.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-20/def-leppard-promise-something-unique

This concert was REALLY good!!!

I didn’t even know Chris Cornell had a 3rd solo album, yet he’s finished his 4th?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-20/chris-cornell-completes-4th-solo-album

Montage of Heck (Kurt Cobain) documentary trailer

OK, kids gather ’round. I learned through books in elementary all through University & SIAST. Can anyone tell me what a book is?
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/03/the-death-of-textbooks/387055/?utm_source=rollingstone

I have nothing against Starbucks but do you want to discuss racism with a Starbucks employee while waiting for your cappafrappamochachinoariana Grande?
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/we-went-to-starbucks-to-talk-to-baristas-about-race-20150320?page=2

Tremonti single on iTunes Tuesday, March 24th
Facebook status of Mark Tremonti. “Our first single ‘Another Heart’ will be available through iTunes on Tuesday!”

Just to good to not post

Rock It Out Blog special
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-episode-320-a-very-special-episode-from-sxsw/

Songs I like. “Coheed & Cambria” they’re not spectacular or terrible. I’d give them a 3.5 out of 5. I only have 3 full albums & I think I’m good.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://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