EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/ JULY 1, CANADA DAY!!!!

I fell asleep to “Sum 41” half of the album “Screaming Bloody Murder”, then the entire “Stitched Up Heart” “Never Alone” album, woke up to tinkle. Came back to bed & listened to “Megadeth” the latest album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Chevelle” everything. Stereo wasn’t working? I played a www.youtube.com mix of Chevelle. New album 8 days away!

Yes, this is also on facebook if you prefer.

https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/?ref=hl

If you’re following the blog on my personal Facebook page, could you please follow it on the link above? Just for me to keep track of subscribers.

www.amillionmilesawayblog.com for email

Exercise total for 4 days ; 5250 crunches, 490 leg lifts, 250 squats, & 200 like push ups. Let me “Break it down” for you.

This is during a normal 5 day week. 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts, 80 squats, & 50 push ups, 5 days a week. I’ve got the time for that & no, I don’t get paid for that, well I guess disability & EI checks pay me for that. My left hand is still quite shaky but I can hold things with it if I hold them against my torso. When I add an exercise, of course it takes me longer. So all of that takes me 2-2 ½ hours a day. I like to get started by 8:00 am usually if not earlier. Get it done & out of the way! I had a week that I was procrastinating my exercise. Not this week though! Just a day of feeling a little quizy, threw off my numbers a bit. 80 squats a day now instead of 60, yet my dominant leg, right leg, looks like chicken wing bone? My left calf is slightly larger. I’m still 240 pounds, I think it’s my fat turning into muscle? I know I was 265 when I got sick & I still didn’t look terribly overweight really. I’m much thinner now!

You know how your shampoo bottle says to use a dime amount to wash your hair? I don’t have much hair so I use a nickle of shampoo, that’s half of the recommendation……….or ……………wait………I screwed it up a nickle is bigger than a dime, my bad!

30 wild David Bowie duets!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-wild-david-bowie-duets-and-collaborations-20160111/mick-jagger-dancing-in-the-street-1985-20160111

How do they not include this in the list??????

Big Wreck shared it….

AWESOME!!! If I never see a cell phone at a concert again, that would be FANTASTIC!

http://loudwire.com/apple-granted-patent-technology-block-photos-recording-at-concerts/

This show was ruined for me as I watched through a strangers cell phone! Guess what’s out now? A concert DVD/blu-ray filmed at Wembley stadium on iTunes. Hahahahahaha!!

Comedians you should know. Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound LANGUAGE!!!!

Kelly Clarkson shared it…

I didn’t even know this was coming?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-justin-timberlake-anna-kendricks-trolls-in-first-trailer-20160629

This kid can easily out play me!

Rock stars with rock star siblings

http://loudwire.com/rocker-siblings/#photogallery-1=9

Corey Taylor, Slipknot & Stone Sour vocalist, is just a mess right now.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-hard-fall-onstage-slipknot-atlanta-show/

No this is very far from the usual Slipknot or Stone Sour.

Article with Chevelle!!! Also a new song inside the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7423888/chevelle-rivers-north-corridor-exclusive

Try this? Everyone put your gun away for one day & stuff like this might not happen? Why did the guy have an AK-47 to begin with? Oh, you have that right to be armed 24/7. That seems to be working out great……………………NOT! Our world flipped a switch years ago & became a nasty place!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/orlando-releases-police-logs-from-night-of-pulse-shooting-20160630

Wait “Weezer” covered a song off of “OK Computer” by Radiohead?

Disturbed albums ranked. I haven’t listened to Disturbed since I heard the 3rd album “10,000 Fists”. I played it once & I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I listened to. Other people are fans & that’s fine with me!

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-albums-ranked/

18 years ago “System of a Down” released their self titled debut album.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-self-titled-album-anniversary/

Would you like a drum kit used for the song “Love Me Do” by The Beatles? If so, it’s going to be up for auction.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-love-me-do-drum-kit-to-be-sold-at-auction-20160630

Happy Canada Day tomorrow! I’ll catch you on Sunday with a Weekend Update!

FYI – If Trump is voted in as President, Canadians will build a wall & make Trump pay for it or Americans in general.  Happy tax hike!  Now who do you want to vote for?

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I HATE MONDAYS AS MUCH AS THE NEXT PERSON!

Until Blue Jay baseball ends this year. This blog will likely take a backseat so I’ll be able to watch 3 hours of baseball a day. They get October 4th-October 6th off then resume playing on the 7th.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “D”, as in “Dream Theater’s” ‘Systematic Chaos’ album.

Well the 2 sports teams I cheer for won on Sunday. Saskatchewan Roughriders won their 2nd game of a season that is nearly over? The CFL has but 9 teams, too small & pretty terrible this year, EVERYONE!! Roughriders aren’t mathematically out of the playoffs yet. I’m not holding my breath on that one.

Toronto Blue Jays won their final home series of the year by sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays 3/3 games in Toronto. They were guaranteed a wild card entrance to the playoffs Friday night, but they’re not done. I want to see them win the American league East, then the entire American league. Both are well within site. The Blue Jays are currently 90W-65L and in first place in the East. The NY Yankees are in second place at 86W-69L. Only 7 games to go for the Blue Jays! 4 beginning tonight in Baltimore then 3 in Tampa Bay. Sunday in Tampa is the final regular season game for the Blue Jays. This will be the first time in 22 years that they’ve been to the playoffs, last time in ’93 they won the World Series. I’m not convinced they’ll win the World Series yet, they rely far too much on home runs. 2 or less, good chance they’ll lose. 3 or more better chance of them winning.

You’re team is out of the playoffs. Why would anybody do this to a team mate? I think Jonathan Paplebon just lost his $11 million paycheck next year. I’ve heard rumblings that he’s not the best guy to have in the club house, finally there’s video proof.

Don’t air your dirty laundry in public. Take it to the tunnel or club house. I played on a team with a moron. Everytime he opened his yap I’d sit in the dugout with my head down & whisper to myself “Shut up! Nobody wants to hear your verbal diarrhea”. I wasn’t in charge of him or the rest of the team. If played dirty & would yell 4 letter words to the other team, have at it. Just like I was on the first link to this blog. Who looks like more of an idiot? Person yelling & swearing at everyone or the victims of a pathetic rant?

Friday, October 2nd! Don’t forget new Trivium & Clutch!!!!

I like “Islander” I’m not a huge fan, but I do like them. Brand new tune from them.

http://loudwire.com/islander-new-song-wake-up/

At this point I think ‘The Simpsons’ are trying to remain relevant.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/mr-smithers-from-the-simpsons-will-finally-come-ou/388993?utm_campaign=nme-28th-september-28-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

‘The Strokes’ confirm they’re back in the studio. I heard one song when they were first in the public eye & decided they weren’t my taste in music.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-strokes/88625

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour will in a TV series

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-roars-doctor-who/

Courtney Love Cobain get’s snubbed from daughter’s wedding?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/courtney-love-frances-cobain-bean-wedding/

….did I disappoint you….” Yes there have been a few disappointing albums this year, for me.

Pentatonix shared it! New album October 16th!!!!!!!!!!!

Surf Dads in The Exchange Saturday, October 24th.

http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/surf_dads_ready_canadian_tour

The full Ian Fletcher Thornley single. Album preorder October 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.ianfletcherthornley.com/

37 years ago ‘Black Sabbath’ released “Never Say Die”

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-never-say-die-album-anniversary/

Mark Tremonti want’s clear the air about a “Creed” reunion. Please no. Wasted time from his band ‘Alter Bridge’ & his solo project, IMO.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6708194/mark-tremonti-possible-creed-reunion

New artist, Meg Myers. Halestorm shared her video!

On iTunes I see 2 albums, a single & an EP.

Latest album with this song on it. I always ask my boss aka Kim, if I can buy an album from iTunes no matter how much it costs. I’m pretty much on a limit/allowance or I’d likely go WAY overboard!!! I’m cheap, but when it comes to music, it’s a different game.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sorry/id1020769172

Songs I like. “Robbie Williams” I haven’t listened to him since, I don’t know when? Early 2000s” He was the “bad boy” in a boy band in the UK called “Take that”. Why do I know that? I have one album from 2000.

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

NOBODY LIKES MONDAYS!!!

If you’re getting this through facebook, feel invited to like & share this!

I disagree with most of what comes out of Lars Ulrich’s mouth. Wait a week & he’ll say the exact opposite. “I don’t like the idea of free music, like on Spotify” the next few days “I love Spotify!…….I have 9 iPods full of music”. WHAT?

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-megadeth-drummer-shawn-drover-lars-ulrich-was-100-percent-right/

40 eligible acts that should be in the Hall of Fame. Yes, No & WHAT?

http://loudwire.com/acts-who-deserve-to-be-in-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/?fb30

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 best grunge bands of all time

http://loudwire.com/best-grunge-bands/?fb30

100 metal facts you may not know

http://loudwire.com/100-metal-facts/?fb30

Taylor Swift video…

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-taylor-swifts-glamorous-retro-wildest-dreams-video-20150830

John Oliver

To the Saskatchewan Roughriders

New solo album coming from Ozzy. I thought he was retiring? I guess it was Black Sabbath were going to record one more album & call it a career.

http://loudwire.com/new-ozzy-osbourne-solo-album/

I caved in, I was going to wait for this album but ended up preordering it today on iTunes for release on Friday. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-book-of-souls/id1008725069

Why is this a B-Side to one of Foo Fighters weakest albums? They even say the album isn’t that good!

Yet this made it onto the album?

Are song lyrics getting a little too…………..elementary?

I’m pretty much done with ‘Slayer’ they’re starting to sound as though they’re rehashing the same song multiple times. Here’s their new single though.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/slayer-premieres-ferocious-new-song-cast-the-first-stone-listen/

OK everybody! Jump off of the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ bandwagon in the CFL & jump on the Toronto Blue Jays’ MLB bandwagon! Now is the time. Roughriders are 0W-9L, meanwhile in Toronto the Blue Jays are 74W-56L. That’s the extent of my sport watching. Oh & some playoff hockey if the Montreal Canadiens or Edmonton Oilers are involved. I’m not an old Toronto Maple Leafs fan holding on to the 1962 win. “….I never wish bad things, but I don’t wish them well……”

JAM IS WHAT YOU PUT ON TOAST!!!!

Guitar gear geeks, like myself, here’s a rig rundown with Mark & Willie of Lamb of God.

At the moment I have purchased 18 albums from iTunes from 2015. I’m waiting for 4 other albums to be released. I already know that at least 4 will make my top 10 of the year, maybe 6 will make the cut from what I have? 4 BIG albums yet to be released & any sleeper albums I haven’t heard whispers of. If Tool is releasing an album before the year is done, it will likely be in the top 10 as well as Ian Thornley’s solo album.

A day in the life of “Lamb of God” LANGUAGE!!!

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour talks about Joey Jordison (Slipknot drummer)

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-negative-one-rumors/ LANGUAGE, AGAIN!!!

David Bowie & Sponge Bob Square Pants together at last??????

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/david-bowie-to-write-music-for-spongebob-squarepants-musical/

Songs I like, “Paramore” 4 albums all on iTunes.

A live cover of Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY

Pass this link around to whoever might enjoy it. They don’t have to know me personally. If they read one post & don’t like it, that’s fine.

Let’s get something else out of the way & put it away. I’m what U2 has been looking for, & I let the dogs out! It wasn’t me but it’s about time somebody takes responsibility for these monstrosities!

We watched the following movie Monday night. Bad reviews on iTunes that I totally disagree with. I really liked it! A very good court room drama. I highly recommend it, especially for fans of “Primal Fear”

14 unheard Nirvana songs.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/14-unreleased-nirvana-demos-surface-online-listen/

Tremonti’s “Cauterize” album review!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/cdreviews/cauterize

Amy Schumer & cousin are pro gun control!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/amy-schumer-teams-with-senator-cousin-for-gun-control-proposal-20150803

A different style of “I Sat by the Ocean” by Queens of the Stone Age. I think I prefer the original. I love this album!!!!!!

I like “No Doubt” & “Bush” I’m not choosing sides in this split

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gwen-stefani-and-gavin-rossdale-are-divorcing-20150803

Marilyn Manson on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins

http://loudwire.com/the-smashing-pumpkins-marilyn-manson-end-times-jones-beach/

Marilyn Manson encourages others to question everything? OK, why are you hiding behind a gimmick Marilyn?

Lemmy (Motorhead) & Tom Araya (Slayer) join movie cast.

http://loudwire.com/lemmy-kilmister-tom-araya-cast-silent-movie-gutterdammerung/

Alice in Chains playing a small college show in 1989

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/alice-in-chains-washington-state-university-1989/

Jimmy Fallon plays Donald Trump receiving a call from Obama!

Randy Blythe discussing his memoir of being in prison in the Czech Republic prison for a crime he did not commit. I have the documentary from iTunes. Guilty until proven innocent mostly.

http://loudwire.com/dark-days-conversation-lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-czech-prison-memoir/

A Pantera reunion wont likely happen. LANGUAGE!

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-respects-vinnie-paul-decision-to-move-forward/

Rock it out blog interview with Albert Hammond Jr.

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/lollapalooza-interview-albert-hammond-jr/

Miley & her father Billy Ray Cyrus cover Def Leppard with Steele Panther

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-miley-billy-ray-cyrus-cover-def-leppard-with-steel-panther-20150804

Sounds like a good cause! I’m sure any amount donated would be welcome.

http://www.gofundme.com/xn8n97f

Corey Taylor finds pop music insulting

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-pop-music-insulting/

LANGUAGE!!!!

Cell phones. One of the first things you see on screen at a movie theater is an announcement to turn your phone off. I think that should be at least stated by any band before anyone preforms, probably wouldn’t be that big of a deal. I had a cell phone before I had cancer. I can’t remember who I was seeing or what city it was in? Security at the door was checking everyone for a phone. First they’d ask, “Do you have a phone? If so does it take photos or videos?” I replied “Yes it does”. “Could you please take it back to your vehicle? Otherwise we’ll keep it.” “Yep, no problem”. I already had my phone turned off at the time, taking it back to the vehicle was fine by me, I had 0 intention of using it. I didn’t get cancer that day nor did I die without my cell phone. I haven’t owned a cell phone since Tuesday, February 5th 2008, but I’m here & I’m fine.

I don’t disagree with someone having a cell phone. It’s a personal choice. If you have one please be responsible with it. There’s a time & a place for them, it’s not in a movie theater, music concert or any other public venue. If it rings or vibrates & you have to take it, maybe excuse yourself from your group & take the call elsewhere.

I kind of like the changes iTunes has made for it’s users. Not iTunes Match, terrible software with the launch of Apple Music. They’ve added influences & similar artists to whatever album/artist you’re looking at, that is in your iTunes library! I like that. If it’s someone I’ve never heard of I’ll preview it.

Home Sharing is quite similar to iTunes Match. I don’t recommend iTunes Match though until they fix whatever they messed up with the launch of their streaming site. We no longer pay Apple $27/year for iTunes Match. Match will stream all of our music in my wife’s library as well as mine, on any device, at least when it’s working properly. We could stream our libraries on her cell in the vehicle, our home stereo, etc. Home Sharing does not do that. I have an iPod Classic, I can’t air play my music with that iPod. Kim can with her phone, but only her iTunes library. If we want to play our iTunes in our vehicle, I have to connect it with a USB cable to our vehicle radio, no big deal. Kim’s cell I’m not sure about? As long as I have my computer on, iTunes open & home sharing on, I can play my library on our home stereo.

I have 5 “My Morning Jacket” albums. I had no clue as to who they were when I saw them in Edmonton in 2003 opening for Foo Fighters. Seeing them live is MUCH better than buying an album with the vocals covered in reverb. Here’s an album song I heard in 2003, then bought the CD at the merchandise booth. Imagine this being played by a group of headbangers!

Songs I like, “Nat King Cole” his voice is really good!!!!!

This first song I don’t own, but you might know it?

My Grandmother would sing this quietly to me when I had trouble sleeping at my grandparents house. I was Irene in this case.

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

TEACH ME PLEASE?

I really would like this to be conversation between myself & the readers. I’m telling you my story of the music I like, now you tell me what you’re into? I’m not about to judge anyone on their listening choices, that would be weird coming from a music fan. Please, let’s make this interactive, in a good way? If I haven’t checked it out or mentioned it on here, teach me please?

I’m going to watch “Blue Jays in 0:30 minutes”. I MUCH prefer watching a 3 hour pitching dual where the score is 1 or 2-0. For me it has to be really close & low scoring or a total blow-out for one team! They lost……………………..again.

iTunes Match, “….thanks, that was fun….” now were leaving you in the dust like MANY others are! Home Sharing for us now!

Halestorm article/interview

http://heavymetal.about.com/od/interviews/fl/2015-Halestorm-Interview.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_heavymetal&utm_campaign=list_heavymetal&utm_content=20150720

“Slash can say whatever he wants about Axl Rose”. Sure he was in arguably one of the biggest bands around at the time.

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-richard-fortus-axl-rose-all-about-music/

If you like Nickleback there’s a VERY GOOD chance you’ll enjoy “Theory of a Deadman”, if you haven’t heard them.

http://loudwire.com/theory-of-a-deadman-blow-video/

Worst to first Tool albums. My favourite song without a pile of language below

http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-tool-album-ranked/?fblw

Watch these soon they’ll likely be taken off of youtube very soon?

Kurt Cobain ‘Montage of Heck’ & “Soaked in Bleach’ both on youtube, but ‘Montage of Heck’ will not let me embed the link to share it.

Pentatonix documentary ‘On My Way Home’ on www.youtube.com

I’m not sharing those links since they could be taken down from youtube soon? I watched ‘Montage of Heck’ yesterday & just found it weird.

Chevy Chase appearance on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/injured-chevy-chase-jimmy-fallon-perform-piano-duet-on-tonight-20150723

U2 enlist the help of The Roots & Jimmy Fallon at Madison Square Gardens

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-u2-enlist-jimmy-fallon-the-roots-for-surprise-msg-appearance-20150723

“Glorious Sons” not a metal group or heavy in anyway, just a really good rock band I have never listened to, I’ve heard the name in passing though. They have stuff on iTunes. Show on October 15th. Tickets on sale tomorrow July 24th. For those in Regina.

Miranda Lambert duet days after announcing divorce from Blake Shelton

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-miranda-lamberts-surprise-duet-with-ashley-monroe-20150723

Halestorm with Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour) preforming “Hunger Strike” live! I REALLY like this song

Remember “Lamb of God” fans it coming tomorrow or late tonight, depending on where you live?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/vii-sturm-und-drang-deluxe/id1000708954?app=itunes

Tremonti & Trivium in Toronto only as far as a Canadian tour date goes?! You know since we all live in Ontario or B.C…………………………….NOT!!!!!

Avenged Sevenfold part ways with drummer. I have 6? of their albums & never really bother to listen to them.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-part-ways-drummer-arin-ilejay/

20 “best” songs by Dolly Parton

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-insanely-great-dolly-parton-songs-only-hardcore-fans-know-20150723/ill-oil-wells-love-you-20150723

I like “The Beastie Boys” but all day could easily get boring?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/seattle-radio-station-plans-all-day-pauls-boutique-celebration-20150723

Today’s Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/music-at-the-movies-ant-man-ennio-morricones-top-soundtracks/

If “Sum-41” can do something in the style of the “Screaming Bloody Murder” album, I’m all for Brownsound’s come back!!!

http://loudwire.com/sum-41-welcome-back-dave-brownsound-baksh/

Not much going on in the music side of things today. Our 12.5lbs dog is driving me crazy today. It’s been cloudy all day, it’s raining & he heard thunder earlier. In other words he’s been panting & shaking like a leaf for most of the day. Kim deals with him throughout the night, then I deal with him all day. He’s been this way for quite a few weeks now? I think he’s getting old fast. He mostly lays at the door, scratching it & whining.

We had a noise complaint about him early on last year when we both went out one day & forgot to leave the TV on for Brewster. Since then we haven’t left him alone. We take him to my parents house, Mitch & Rachel’s place, or Sherry & James’ house. We pretty much have to get a sitter for our dog? He seems to be getting worse with age, he wasn’t like this 3 weeks ago? He’s on anxiety pills now, they aren’t helping & he’s been on them long enough to have them in his system.

Songs I like. “Megadeth”

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

BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME

Why does the All-Star game determine anything? The winner, American league or National league, gets home field advantage in the World Series in October? Why not have it be whichever of the 2 teams, in the World Series, with the better W-L record gets 4/7 games of the World Series in their ball park. Aren’t all-star games supposed to be fun, light hearted, & mostly for the fans? I didn’t watch the game or Monday’s home run derby. I love baseball, but I only follow the Blue Jays. I watch as many of the 162 games, they play each year, as possible. If I’m doing something else, I record Blue Jays in :30. Not as much fun for me as watching the entire game.

Lots of people find it boring which is fine, I get that. It’s as much if not more of a mental game. You have to be thinking of where you need to be for every scenario on every pitch. If you’re a player on the field not moving on every pitch you’re doing something wrong. My last 2 years of competitive baseball, I played 3rd base. As a fielder, my brain was working on “overdrive” for each pitch. I was thinking about what to do in the multiple situations that could occur if there was a ball in play & I was always on the front part of my feet slowly inching towards the ball. I couldn’t hit to save my life, fielding, for me, was much easier. I learned after a couple of years to attack the baseball in the field, it’s not going to hurt me.

I hope that whoever is watching Blue Jays Central, the pre-game show, is taking Gregg Zaun’s opinion with a grain of salt. I disagree with 80% of what he says, so make up your own mind. He’s a former catcher, when was the last time he played any position in a meaningful game other than catcher or hitter? Catching, hitting, & pitching are the few things I don’t know much about, that’s where I respect his criticism. He’s doing his job well though, I’m talking about him, but TV dives aren’t a real thing. Ever lost your balance while concentrating on a tiny ball as it comes closer to you? I’d dive or run into a fence to field a ball, & I wasn’t on TV? I guess I was playing the game wrong?

Tuesday evenings Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/listening-party-the-albums-were-still-waiting-for-in-2015/

Big Wreck live! Rock on wit your bad self \m/! When did bass solos become cool?

Weird, sounds like a desperate move that isn’t needed? “Come to my wedding reception, even though I don’t know you from a hole in the ground”?

http://loudwire.com/fans-sebastian-bach-wedding-reception-300/

Radio interview with members of Finger Eleven. Album out Friday, July 31st. Two other songs released with an iTunes pre-order sound more like the older 3 albums & not the last 2 albums.

OK, question I saw on www.loudwire.com. Who is your preferred band to see live Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? I’ve seen Pearl Jam twice & Foo Fighters 3 times. It’s a very tough decision for me. My first Pearl Jam show was in the summer of 2005 in Saskatoon, my first Foo Fighters show was at the Summersault festival in Saskatoon in the summer of 2000. I think I’d have to go with Foo Fighters since they just play for a minimum of 3 hours. I love both bands live or on a recording!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-vs-pearl-jam-best-live-band-round-2/

On Monday night’s Jimmy Fallon his musical act was “Echoesmith”. I misunderstood him, then he showed the cover of the vinyl album & repeated their. For 2-3 seconds I though “Cool, Aerosmith”! Nope totally different, but still really good!

I didn’t know they sang that song until just now.  I’m not a cool kid!

“Blurred Lines” ruling sliced to $5.300.000

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-ruling-sliced-to-5-3-million-with-a-catch-20150715

Tina Fey & Amy Poelher on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/amy-poehler-tina-fey-debut-sisters-trailer-on-jimmy-fallon-20150715

Corey Taylor on radio talking about Axl Rose LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-to-axl-rose-stop-being-a-douchebag/

LeBron James on Jimmy Fallon promoting the movie “Trainwreck”

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/videos/lebron-james-tries-to-give-banana-boat-pic-the-slip-20150715

Scott Weiland talks about the death of Kurt Cobain. Scott, just stop drinking & doing heroin. I don’t believe that you’ve kicked the habit. You are the modern day Axl Rose from the late ’80s & early ’90s.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-kurt-cobain-our-generation-death-of-rock-n-roll/

Arcade Fire to release feature film in September.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/arcade-fire-to-release-first-feature-film-the-reflektor-tapes-in-september/ I just can’t get into this group?

Joe Dirt 2………..gotta see it. I loved the first one! I hope this will be on iTunes, we don’t subscribe to Crackle, just Netflix.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/number-one-with-a-mullet-david-spade-on-the-return-of-joe-dirt-20150715

I’d really like Kelly Clarkson to be near Regina with Pentatonix opening for her on the current tour! I assume this would be a FANTASTIC concert!

New music for me starts on Friday & then the following 2 Fridays. “Highly Suspect”, Lamb of God”, & “Finger Eleven” 17th, 24th , & 31st. 5 songs from Highly Suspect on the pre-order from iTunes, 4 from “Lamb of God”, & 3 from “Finger Eleven”

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, gets writing credit for a current song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miguel-gives-billy-corgan-writing-credit-over-1979-similarity-20150715

So many movies I’d like to see! Joe Dirt 2, Sisters, Trainwreck, Star Wars in 2017 (I think I peed a bit when I saw the trailer for it), etc. LANGUAGE!!!!

Looking at this list, I should have been at Comic-Con in San Diego, Third Ion should have been there too. When a band is influenced by video games, that would be THE place to be!

I fixed my iTunes on Sunday & ended up doing some tweaking, not twerking, to it on Monday, now all is well other than the recent release by Barenaked Ladies “Silverball”. It will play everywhere but on our TV? My computer & iPod, Kim’s computer, Phone, iPad & car radio. Just not our TV?

Rolling Stone says “Clueless is still the ultimate teen movie”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/why-clueless-is-still-the-ultimate-teen-comedy-20150715

Justin Bieber to Martha Stewart

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

10 new artists Rolling Stone says you need to know.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-july-2015-20150713

A radio show on Apple Music hosted by Josh Homme (singer Queens of the Stone Age & Them Crooked Vultures)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.6d402c45-2b23-11e5-85b1-2890829a6abb

Obama on Bill Cosby rape allegations

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/obama-comments-on-bill-cosby-allegations-thats-rape-20150715

Songs I like. “Limblifter” Saskatchewan small town band when they separated from “The Age of Electric” who were another small town Saskatchewan group. “The Age of Electric” singer is with Slash now as the bass player in Slash’s group!

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

ITUNES & STRESS

It’s not totally fixed, but we are closer than we were. At this point I think I should be receiving a paycheck in the mail courtesy of Apple. There has been quite a few households deleting iTunes Match. Meanwhile I’ve finished deleting & adding files that Apple screwed up with the launch of their new streaming service, Apple Music, on June 30th? They pretty much gave Match/iTunes users the middle finger, dropped the mic, & walked away.

Funny, Steve Jobs dies at a young age unfortunately, & Apple makes mistake after mistake, making users of their products angrier & angrier? I’m not angry, I’m confused. I have enough time on my hands to run in circles & see if things will work on try 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 50?

I’ve been a little stressed out lately. The iTunes problem is constantly on my mind, which of course some would call it a minor issue which is fine it’s a big deal for me.

The thing that worries me the most is Brewster. He turned 9 (human years) on January 31st. He’s whining, growling, panting, trying to hide, & sulking around here with his tail down. It’s as if he got 40 years older over night late last week? Kim took him to the vet yesterday. He’s back on anxiety pills & has been calm today. He always done those thing around kids & babies, when we have more than 2 people over or if there is a thunder storm. Now he’s like that all of the time, unless Kim is home. His pills must be doing the trick, he’s asleep in his dog bed.

Morrissey slams Ed Sheeran

http://www.nme.com/news/ed-sheeran/86840?utm_campaign=nme-july-13-13-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Foo Fighters will return to Europe in September to play canceled shows

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86839?utm_campaign=nme-july-13-13-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yes, Chris Adler will be doing double duty on the Megadeth tour & the Lamb of God tour

http://loudwire.com/chris-adler-double-duty-megadeth-lamb-of-god-2015-u-k-tour/

All-Star cover of AC/DC’s “Highway to hell”

http://loudwire.com/the-answer-soulfly-korn-ffdp-acdc-highway-to-hell/

Jimmy Fallon explains hand injury.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-fallon-details-gruesome-hand-injury-icu-stay-on-tonight-20150714

Paul McCartney’s backstage antics at the R n’ R Hall of Fame 2015

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-paul-mccartneys-backstage-antics-at-rock-hall-ceremony-20150714

Paul Rudd & Jimmy Fallon play “Drinko”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jimmy-fallon-paul-rudd-play-drinko-chug-tequila-gravy-cocktail-20150714

Birthday wish granted by Dave Grohl. Fan plays drums on “Big me” with Foo Fighters. LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohl-grants-birthday-wish-invites-fan-to-drum-with-foo-fighters-20150714

I loved playing this song on guitar hero, then I’d get to the fast/hard part

These turned out to be my favourite songs to play on that video game…

These are all on the expert setting. I played them on the medium & a few on the hard setting.

I watched this documentary yesterday, again. He was guilty until proven innocent. The band raised $200.000 for his bail. The Czech Republic took it, then said it wasn’t enough they wanted an additional $200.000. 2 years prior he was blame for the death of a fan at their show in 2010. The trial took place in 2012? LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-first-gigs-after-release-from-czech-prison/

Megadeth shared it…..

Write your article & go away. If someone doesn’t want photos taken, put on your “BIG BOY” pants & get over it.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/newspaper-protests-foo-fighters/

Conan with big name musicians

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-boy-george-jack-black-doors-robby-krieger-on-conan-20150714

Lars Ulrich, Metallica drummer, continues to make me question what he’s thinking when he speaks publically? One week he’s totally against streaming music, the next week he’s all for it?

http://www.nme.com/news/metallica/86869?utm_campaign=nme-july-14-14-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Well he’s only had $0.50 for how long? Bankruptcy should be expected.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/50-cent-downplays-bankruptcy-filing-im-taking-precautions-20150714

Don’t blame me, I’m just the messenger. Disturbed are back.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-first-show-since-hiatus-chicago/

Tom Petty’s thoughts about the confederate flag

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-on-past-confederate-flag-use-it-was-downright-stupid-20150714

Who doesn’t like a tasty burrito on occasion? This is WAY over the top though?!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/to-unfoil-and-to-hold?utm_term=4ldqpia#.jjg9rX5pG

Spiderman must have been HIGH all day every day. He never stopped thinking about “Mary Jane”. Yet Tom Petty had his ‘Last Dance with Mary Jane” a long time ago?

John Oliver is right on point & usually quite hilarious

This is a really solid metal co-headliner tour, well the headliners at least.

https://www.facebook.com/Megadeth/photos/a.97672432329.99881.7709052329/10152843631312330/?type=1&theater

Zac Brown plays “Let it Be”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-zac-brown-bands-stripped-down-cover-of-let-it-be-20150714

New “Fantastic Four” movie on the way!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/see-fantastic-four-rise-to-power-in-epic-new-trailer-20150714

Corey Taylor, of Slipknot/Stone Sour, weighs in on confederate flag issue. LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-stone-sour-corey-taylor-confederate-flag-debate/

I have the one-off “Mad Season” album with members of Pearl Jam & Soundgarden with Alice in Chains now deceased singer Layne Staley. I need to listen to it more often.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/mad-season-to-release-live-albums-of-reunion-concert-final-show-with-layne-staley/

Slash has added fall North American tour dates.

http://loudwire.com/slash-fall-2015-north-american-tour-the-hell-within-horror-film/

NUDITY!

Songs I like. “Lit” Little bit of LANGUAGE! I only own 1 CD.

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