1 OF 2 HOBBIES

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I fell asleep to “Rush” the album “Counterparts”

 

I exercised to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Core”

 

I ended up spending most of Sunday on the computer again.  If there are any double files, I give up.

I miss my hobbies.  I loved playing & singing in a rock band, something I always wanted to do after I graduated high school.  I was always a singer by default, since I could carry a tune & I didn’t own a guitar until I was 21.  Practicing my guitar now is not fun for me.  My brain knows what to do, but my left (fret board hand) refuses to listen to me.  So after maybe 10 minutes, I get more than frustrated.  Since there’s no baseball on at the moment, I should really hunker down & get 1 of my guitars & really work on it.

As with most things, I never really practiced guitar or singing.  In my head I’d say “Ah, good enough”.  I did get a bit better with each rehearsal or show.  I never really sat down & focused on singing or playing.  I guess there were a couple times I’d check out a song I liked, learn the meat & potatoes of it in 30 minutes & leave it at that.  I learned these songs pretty well though….

The guitar part sounds much more difficult than it sounds.

This along with the entire 2nd album by Foo Fighters & some of their 1st, 3rd, & 4th album.  I guess their 5th album too.  Then they were far too difficult to play & sing at the same time.  I also learned a few other songs on my own…….

I was good enough to fill in for Chris Messer’s band “Left Foot Louie” who played polkas, country, & rock as the older crowd were calling it a night.  When Chis asked me to fill in for Tyler, I had one issue.  “OK but, you have to do the leads & difficult stuff.  I can’t do that stuff.”

I practiced once with Tyler Wanner, Corey McDonald & David Kliman.  I was impressed that Tyler was impressed that I could play “Slither” by Velvet Revolver & sing it also.  How could I not be impressed?  He listened to the solo twice & knew it!  BLEW MY MIND!

Check out this documentary about hired musicians who play whatever is needed on an album or tour with big name musicians like Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, etc.  It’s called “Hired Guns” on Netflix.

 

I am a U2 fan.  I’m still deliberating if I should purchase their new album?  However I’m leaning further to saying yes to the dress/album.  Oh, how Kim loves her TLC.  Yet, I’ve learned nothing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-u2-seal-eighth-number-one-with-songs-of-experience-w513711

 

I never really anticipated a new “System of a Down” album

 

Lead singer, Josh Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, kicked & injured a photographer during a recent show.

http://loudwire.com/josh-homme-kicks-photographer-face-queens-of-the-stone-age-show/

 

Will this have any effect on my issue with iTunes at the moment?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-acquires-music-recognition-app-shazam-w513797

 

Why do the Toronto Blue Jays have to wait for somebody else to make the first move?  The home run leader from last year just got traded to the N.Y. Yankees, & they’re in the same division.  The Yankees just added a 59 home run hitter to their lineup, move!  If nothing happens, say “Goodbye” to most of your ticket buyers, then sell the team that nobody will want.  They have needs not wants.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-dont-feel-pressured-rush-deal-weak-starting-market/

If the Blue Jays can dump Troy Tulowitzki at short stop & get Machado to join the team at short stop, I’m all in.  I wouldn’t let Josh Donaldson go if possible, he’s a late bloomer, & a good one!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/machado-rumours-profound-implications-donaldson-blue-jays/

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

Friday, June 27th 2014

 

Thursday night http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/woman-dies-at-glastonbury-man-fighting-for-life/

 

Canada has done away with international musician fee! It was stupid in the first place!

http://globalnews.ca/news/1416999/canada-has-done-away-with-international-musician-fee/

 

Spoon, live on Jimmy Kimmel if you like?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/watch-spoon-performs-on-kimmel-live/

 

HAIM’s sophomore album coming soon. I hope it’s good, that would be a few steps up from the first one that I didn’t buy!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/haims-sophomore-album-is-coming-very-soon/

 

Jack White…again.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/jack-white-performs-with-the-kills-gets-plugged-pulled-keeps-playing-anyway/

 

Outdoor metal festival near Saskatoon with Into Eternity!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5XtLYCO0mk&feature=youtu.be

 

WARNING! LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF THE ROOM FOR THIS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8jApdJtZmg

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2K2hSB4fEU

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaVKYS34Qxc

 

Why did this become a music blog? Music is my hobby as was baseball that I watch daily, Blue Jays baseball that is. I listen to a pile of music and I practice my guitar about 2 or more times a week. It’s true what they say about lead singers though. Some random girl completely wasted would approach me after a show and try to get me to go where ever with her. Became more of a pain that I wanted.

 

I always responded with “No, I have a girlfriend”. Dave bailed me out at the Plains Hotel once when I was approached by a drunken/persistent girl. She wouldn’t leave me alone. Dave saw this and called out to me “Hey Chris, would you mind giving me a hand with packing up my drums?” He bailed me out and I immediatelly said “Thank you” and probably went on a rant. It didn’t happen all of the time, maybe 4 times in total.

 

I thought if one of us 4 would go through that it would be Rydell, since he’s so pretty?

 

“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

“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,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

 

NIRVANA

 

Thursday, June 5th 2014

 

A snippet of the new Weezer song courtesy of the RIOB.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/preview-weezers-new-song-aint-got-nobody/

 

Plant & Page having an argument?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/robert-plant-fires-back-at-jimmy-page-over-led-zeppelin-reunion-criticism/

 

Birds of Satan on Carson Daly.

http://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly/video/the-birds-of-satan-wait-till-tomorrow/2787862

 

Top 10 songs by Led Zeppelin according to the CoS/RIOB.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/06/led-zeppelins-top-10-songs-not-named-stairway-to-heaven/11/

Of course I disagree. No “Ramble On” or “Immigrant song”?

 

If you pre-order the, on iTunes, June 17th release of “The Hunting Party” by Linkin Park you’ll get this song today along with 2 other tracks from the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCy5461BtTg

 

You all know Nirvana, if not, were you living under a rock during the ’90s? You either love them or hate them. I love all of their CDs from “Bleach” on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkEwIemPwWI

 

Then they released “Nevermind” with one of my favourite songs on it. Rob, Rydell, Dave and I played this song. Corey came up on stage to see who could drink the most beer between him and some other girl that was in Engineering at Beerfest in 2002 during this song. Corey won or lost depending on how you look at it? I still love this song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teetvAUcG_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECJ9pCyhns I still like pretty much every song they released even this one after Kurt’s death on a “Greatest Hits” album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv96yJYhk3M

 

 

“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

“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,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook