WEEKEND UPDATE/THE TEA PARTY

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Music throughout the weekend.  New “Into Eternity” song from their upcoming album.  “Pentatonix”, “Into Eternity”, “Dead Sara”, “Foo Fighters”, “Matthew Good Band”, & “Queens of the Stone Age

 

All of the iTunes & streaming music stuff is true.  Streaming & vinyl will be the only options to get music next year.  This will likely anger musicians depending on the contract they’ve signed with their label.  Just because I think it’s utterly terrible, doesn’t mean you have to!  I just want the option to own my music.  “Here it is, cheap music……………&……………. now you can’t have it!”-Apple.  Can’t beat them join them.  BOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I plan on buying some vinyl but I will stream most of my music.  I really hope this will be a fast fading fad.  I can’t afford a ton of vinyl, 4 or 5 bands I’ll continue to purchase on vinyl, maybe more, but it will depend on finances & other stuff.

Stayed in Friday & watched the Toronto Blue Jays surprisingly beat the N.Y. Yankees!  WOW!!!!  Come July 31st they will “drain the swamp” you may not recognize many players if you follow the Blue Jays.  I think their current Short-Stop, Aledmys Diaz has earned his spot, whenever $20,000,000 Short-Stop Troy Tulowitzki (who has not played any baseball since July 7th, 2017 due to injury) should have to earn his spot on the roster.  If I had the cash I’d give him the $40,000,000 for the next 2 years left on his contract to NOT play with the Blue Jays.  He’s SO not the player he was in 2015 when they got him.

Saturday it was HOT outside.  We went to Sherry & James’ to hang out in their backyard & throw back a few wobbly pops.  Kim & I just couldn’t find a movie we were in the mood to watch.  I still had some of the Netflix TV series “Daredevil” to watch & then we just watched some of “Friends” on Netflix.  Pretty tame Saturday night after leftovers of Spaghetti & meat sauce.

Today should be fairly relaxing.  I made my vegetable juice already, we’ve got hardboiled eggs done too.  Little bit of laundry, maybe bake some fish & watch the final game of a 3 game series of the Yankees in Toronto.

 

THE TEA PARTY

 

I’ll tell you right away, I am not an expert when it comes to this Canadian band.  I’m a casual fan though.  This is one of the numerous Canadian bands from the ‘90s that has reunited in the last few years.  I think I’ve seen them twice, probably at a touring festival in Saskatoon & once for sure with the “Matthew Good Band” at the ‘Conexus Arts Center’ way back in the ‘90s or early 2000s.  I only own 5 of their albums on CD.  I purchased them long before iTunes or streaming sites were all the rage.  Apple has classified them as ‘Metal’ in my iTunes.  I would have to disagree with that statement.  Very talented band with a large influence from eastern music.

When I saw them live, there was a lot of me thinking to myself “What’s that instrument?  Or that instrument?  Now they’re switching to that instrument?”  I didn’t know the names or sounds of the instruments, but they all came together to form a familiar song.  I should also mention that they’re a trio.  Bass, drums, & guitar by the lead singer.

 

1995 EDGES OF TWILIGHT

 

1997 TRANSMISSION

 

1999 TRIPTYCH

 

2000 TANGENTS (GREATEST HITS)

‘Rolling Stones’ cover

 

2001 INTERZONE MANTRAS

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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HUMAN IPOD

I fell asleep to “Iron Maiden” the album “Powerslave” then a sampling of 4 albums & finally “Kongos” the album “Lunatic”

I exercised to ”Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

Kim calls me the human iPod. I have a lot of useless music trivia in my head. My dad has a TON & my brother has a fair share too. If they brought back “Rock n’ Roll Jeopardy” any of the 3 of us could do very well as contestants. If we’re all together & somebody wants to play a music trivia game, we aren’t allowed to be on 1 team with 2 of us on that team, there has to be a minimum of 3 teams.

As for walking this week, I said no, not this week. I pushed it too far last week & with being awake until 2:00 am on Friday, I’m still quite tired. No, I did not drink, I had a pint of beer with my supper & that was my alcohol consumption for the weekend.

Muse shared it….

New song/video for “Rivers of Nihil”. Never heard of them?

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/rivers-of-nihil-premiere-live-video-for-monarchy.html

Everytime “Revolver magazine” posts something, I sing this to myself in my head….

I don’t get how “Slipknot” & “Marilyn Manson” fit together? Apples & Oranges to me?

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-marilyn-manson-summer-2016-north-american-tour/

Looks to me that Apple/iTunes should get it together &……………….wait……..this will blow your mind….PAY the musicians/disperse the cash differently & have the biggest piece of the money go to the artist(s)! Everybody made money on music up to the late ’90s, what’s different now? Do I smell a class action lawsuit brewin’?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/spotify-moves-to-stop-150-million-class-action-lawsuit-20160216

I don’t even feel any sympathy for the creators of any music streaming or downloading site at this point. It’s easy & convenient for music fans, but who in their right mind wants to work for free! Since the artists aren’t making money on recording new material, maybe they should just make it for themselves, never release anything & just tour? We’ll see how long that lasts before they all go broke?

A buddy of mine could use some help ASAP! In Regina!

“I never thought that Farrell and I would be in this position but we are looking for a place to live immediately for our safety and our family’s safety. We had a mold inspection today on our house just to ensure that everything was OK and safe for the baby and I am very pissed to report that it is not the case! We are over run with mold in about 2/3 of the house, we have no choice but to leave, the issue is where? Where can we find a place that is mold free that we can afford for our future son and our cats? We are amazing renters, we take great pride in our house as many who have been there can attest too, this occurred through no fault of our own. I am begging anyone on here that may know of anyone who has a house they are renting out that is affordable $1300 max as maternity leave doesn’t pay much and we are gonna be tightening up the straps financially to ensure our child has the best quality of life possible. I am completely blind sided by this and am beside myself trying to figure out exactly WTF we are gonna do. We have been through the ringer and have always come out on top and we will again, no questions there. If there is any way you guys can share this around to potential owners or friends you may know of that have a decent house in a decent area I will be forever in your debt. Also a gigantic thank you to all of our friends that have offered help. You have our eternal gratitude “

Nirvana & Beck’s tribute to David Bowie

Never a good thing when this happens.

http://loudwire.com/cauldron-van-accident-bow-out-tour/

Apple music commercial

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/st-vincent-killer-mike-and-the-nationals-matt-berninger-star-in-apple-musicsonos-commercial-watch/

Another season of “Daredevil” WOO HOO!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. It cut off the end, sorry!

Stephen Jenkins (Third Eye Blind singer) on the ’90s

The ’90s had a lot of variety for music. Remember I said “Variety”/”Quantity” not “Quality”. I listen to groups from the ’90s. “Grunge” & “rock” music & some “post-Grunge” stuff. I like that I’ve gotten into metal, it was hard to find in the ’90s and it still is. Near the end of the ’90s I kept thinking to myself “There has to be something more, something heavier?” Now I find it easier to get the music I want to hear, which is mostly hard rock & metal. Both very small niche markets. Once you’re into those tiny markets, there is more than you expected to be there. Of course at times I need something different, I’m not just into metal & nothing else, like a full blown metal head. I can’t just listen to someone screaming at me all of the time, other people can though, that’s cool with me. I don’t need to understand it, but I do acknowledge it. Just like the ’80s L. A. hair metal scene, I don’t understand the appeal, but I acknowledge that most of the music I like from the ’90s is heavily influenced by that scene.

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age & Eagles of Death Metal) & Brody Dalle (the Distillers) have their 3rd child

http://www.nme.com/news/brody-dalle/91585?utm_campaign=nme-17-feb-2016-17-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Sorry about the album artwork. I couldn’t find an original version without it? X-RATED!!!

No, I wasn’t a fan of “The Distillers”, I knew of a few people who were though.

I have a question for “The Simpsons”. I’m 36 years old, yet I did an air band to a song from your 1st season soundtrack on cassette in grade 6. How long are you going to milk this cow? Season 1 1990.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/homer-simpson-to-answer-fan-questions-in-the-simps/399713?utm_campaign=nme-17-feb-2016-17-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Third Ion” 2nd album on the way!!!!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/third-ion-new-album-biolith-nearly-complete–2#/

Their first album was good. This one sounds even better!

“Volbeat” American tour dates. I was into “Volbeat” for roughly 2 weeks, not for me. Holland’s “Nickelback”. I was into “Nickelback” for almost 2 years, also not for me. These bands take a lot of crap from haters. They’ve done something right though, you know who “Nickelback” is? It’s called hard work & dedication. They’ve both have likely busted their butts to achieve their success. Hard work, dedication & a very small amount of luck, like %0.1.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-april-2016-u-s-tour-dates/

12 shocking crimes in rock & metal. I hope they include church burning by extreme/black metal groups in Europe? Yes, unfortunately it is a real thing.

http://loudwire.com/shocking-crimes-rock-metal-history/?fb17

In Regina, we don’t have the option through cable to get “FX” & “HBO” costs $20.00 a month for 3 channels. Now most people are going to online subscriptions like Netflix, Shomi, Crackle, Crave TV, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/recaps/the-people-v-o-j-simpson-episode-3-our-fact-checking-recap-20160216?page=2

“White Zombie” box set on the way.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/white-zombie-it-came-from-n-y-c-box-set-details-announced.html

“Paramore” shared it…….

Yep, I’ve seen “Machinehead” once opening for “Lamb of God” a long time ago in a city far, far away……

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/machine-head-release-making-of-video-for-new-song-is-there-anybody-out-there.html LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres