WEEKEND UPDATE/NOTHING BUT THIEVES

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Music throughout the weekend. “The Beaches”, “The Struts”, “Tremonti”, “Foo Fighters”, “Halestorm”, & “Tesseract”

 

I didn’t sleep well…..again.  Went to bed at 9:30 pm on Friday, much earlier than usual.  Woke up around 3:00 am to pee & couldn’t fall back asleep.  I think I fell back to sleep around 6:00 am?  I had my breakfast for lunch.  We’re old, we stayed in Saturday night & rented “Life of the Party” on iTunes.

I slept much better Saturday night.  We/I stayed up until 11:30-midnight & got up around 8:30.  Much better if you sleep for that amount of time.

Went to the Rider game, you’re welcome Edmonton, we beat Calgary aka we got this.  Calgary is now 8W – 1L

 

10 questions with Randy Blythe of Lamb of God/Burn the Priest

 

Deadpool 2 out on DVD, Blu-ray, & probably 4K.  Out on Tuesday!

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

 

NOTHING BUT THIEVES

Very new band with only 2 full length albums out.  Both are AWESOME!!!  Their first full length album was released in 2015 & I named it as my favourite album of the year, that album still holds up in my books.  Their second album was released in 2017.  Again it was & still is my favourite album of that year.  They’re not a metal group in the least, I think they’re making FANTASTIC music without a lot of distortion on any instrument & the singer has a REALLY good voice.  When I heard their 1st album, it blew me away & I bought it instantly…

 

2015    NOTHING BUT THIEVES

 

2017    BROKEN MACHINE

 

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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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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PILLS, FOOD/GRETA VAN FLEET, THE BAND GETTING ALL OF THE BUZZ

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I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”

Universal remote is on the fritz.  No music while exercising. But I’m listening to a TON of “Dead Sara” & “Devin Townsend Project”

 

Back to reality this week.  I don’t know about anyone else, but that felt like a very short weekend.  New vegetable smoothie/juice in the morning.  2 ½ cups of water, ½ cup orange juice, ½ container of grape tomatoes, LOADS of fresh spinach, 3 pieces of celery, 1 carrot, & 2 cooked beets.  Really tasty!  Next week I want to add a little ginger.  For breakfast I have that all blended in our Vitamix (1 pitcher a week), a hardboiled egg, a piece of fruit (usually an apple), & a rice cake.  My lunch is 1 week of fish & lemon juice or a week of deli meat turkey wraps with ½ a slice of cheese & a dab of hot sauce.  During the afternoon I have hummus with rice thins, fruit, or some yogurt.  Supper is usually something with quinoa & chicken.

This isn’t a diet!  I like the food I eat, I can maintain this food regiment.  We don’t keep bread, chocolate, chips, or any other type of junk food in the house.  Out of sight out of mind.

Yes I drink alcohol only on the weekend or some time off at home, the lake or visiting relatives out of province.  During the week I drink close to a gallon of water.  My “medication” gives me dry mouth, then I get up to pee once or twice a night.

 

If it’s a special occasion I’ll have some sugar, whatever is in the baking or ice cream, not much though.  Everything in moderation.

My doctor at the cancer clinic has me on over the counter stuff.  Baby Aspirin, vitamin E, & vitamin C.  I know have to eat breakfast before I exercise.  I take the vitamins 3 times a day, & the Aspirin in the morning with my morning pills.  Yes, I’m 38 years old & have an evening & morning pill case for the week.  YAY…..beats the alternative though!

I’ve been eating this way for roughly 4 years & exercising 5 days a week.  I like this & I feel better than ever.

 

 

GRETA VAN FLEET

 

4 guys out of Detroit.  Here are songs from their album, which is actually 2 EPs they put together & released on iTunes.  They plan to have an album out by the end of the summer.  Yes, the band that will always be instantly compared to Led Zeppelin.

I don’t know why so many people hate them for sounding like a carbon copy of Led Zeppelin.  When you hear the guys voice, BOOM Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.  You hear the guitar BOOM Jimmy Page.  The drummer & bass player aren’t John Bonham & John Paul Jones.  If the singer’s voice sounds like Robert Plant, wouldn’t you try to create music like Led Zeppelin?

If your singer sounds like another famous singer, go with it & let the kids have fun & make some cash.  If a band is new to the music scene wouldn’t you be inspired or influenced by another, wouldn’t you go with it?  The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, U2, etc.  Proven artists that can make a living doing what they like.

I figure there are 2 ways to take this as a Led Zeppelin fan “WHOA, they’re totally ripping off Led Zeppelin!” Or, “Hey, this sounds like Led Zeppelin is creating new music, AWESOME!”

Personally, I have nothing against them & I like their music.  I’ll ride this train as far as it will go.

Songs from their album “From the Fires”

 

This guy’s complaining about their clothing?  Lay off it, it doesn’t affect the music, might as well look for more imperfections to concern yourself with.

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

 

Now I want to be a guitar player for ‘Queens of the Stone Age’ then I’ll get a fancy house.

http://loudwire.com/queens-of-the-stone-age-troy-van-leeuwen-purchases-1-85-million-camarillo-estate/

My ranking of their albums worst to first is….

“Era Vulgaris”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Rated R”, “Lullabies to Paralyze”, “…Like Clockwork”, “Songs for the Deaf”, & “Villains”

After “Era Vulgaris” it gets quite tricky since the rest are all pretty great.

 

Disturbed is a band I grew out of & can’t say I miss them aka I’m not in my early 20s anymore.  I own “The Sickness” & “Believe” on CD, then I stopped.

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

 

Hahahaha!  Metallica covered by Tremonti playing Hello Kitty guitars!

http://loudwire.com/tremonti-metallica-welcome-home-sanitarium-hello-kitty-guitars/

 

Some I like, others I won’t touch.  I don’t consider myself a full blown metal head though.

http://loudwire.com/13-non-metal-artists-that-metalheads-love/

‘Queen’, ‘Bowie’, ‘Prince’, ‘Bob Marley’ (in small doses), ‘Beastie Boys’, ‘Pink Floyd’, some ‘Depeche Mode’, & yes ‘Classical Music’

 

Saw ‘Deadpool 2’ last night.  Much like the first one, there’s a lot of….

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

It’s a good one, much like the first one that way.  I watched the first “Deadpool” over 3 days last week.  I’ll buy this when it’s out on blu-ray!  I laughed too much & I know I missed a few jokes due to laughing at the previous one, also like the first one, which I’ve easily watched 20-25 times now.

 

Facebook is bringing a streaming music.  Because you don’t have enough options for that yet.  I think they’re a little late to the party?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/facebook-is-finally-putting-music-back-into-social-networking-w521125

 

The N.Y. Yankees played in Toronto this evening.  Toronto lost again.  I checked the score when I got home.  It’s not pretty, after a 7-2 loss they’re now 26W-34L.

Come the trade deadline on July 31st, they’ll be shopping for prospects while dumping older players who have contracts that expire at the end of the year!  Right now for the 2nd season in a row, they have the oldest average age of players in all of the MLB!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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I got off of the computer quite early on Friday.  I was fevered & felt like a truck hit me.  Sore everywhere & 0 energy.  When I’m sick, which isn’t very often now, it always feels like a wasted day.

Saturday & I still feel terrible.  When I woke up I didn’t feel too bad.  Then I had breakfast, emptied the dishwasher, & made a juice.  I’m so hot now that I should shower again, & get a dry shirt on.

The plus side to Saturday is that I haven’t worked out since November, & I weigh but 235.  I think I was 233 about a year ago.  When/if I hit 215-220 that’s about right for me.  I’m not trying to lose weight, but I just feel better (other than now when I’m sick & feel like I’ve been hit by a truck)

“Saturday night, date night, Saturday night”

Us 2 plugged sickos rented “The Founder” from iTunes.  It was good, I’d recommend it, I don’t need to see it again though.

 

As for today, Sunday, I’m still fevered, not much has changed.  I’ve filled my pill capsules & now I will watch the Blue Jays lose………………….again.

 

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.

 

Pretty big honour for a group with a small fan base!

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-04-21/clutch-will-play-at-the-metal-hammer-golden-gods-2017

 

Ed Kowalczyk, Live singer, article regarding tour

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7767911/live-ed-kowalczyk-tour-interview

 

Article with Paramore.  New single inside the link.  Very long article be warned!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/22/paramore-wanted-to-quit-band-so-many-times

 

Muse shared it….

 

Deadpool 2 release date now confirmed.  June 1st 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/deadpool-2-sets-2018-release-date-w478311

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Jays looked pretty good Friday!  I sounds like they’re more interested in bringing Dalton Pompey with them to the majors but not 1B Rowdy Tellez, I’m sure we’ll see him randomly throughout the season though.

I had a massage Friday morning.  Helped a bit for a little bit.  We then went for my blood test for my MRI, whenever they can get me in.  MRIs are very frightening to me.  Small & loud!  I had many of them in 2008.  My doctor asked if I was claustrophobic & said he’d prescribe a sedative when I go in, I’m terrified of MRIs.  We watched “The Accountant” Friday night cool show but I don’t need to see it again.

We listened to the new Ed Sheeran album over breakfast Saturday morning.  It was really good.  Over the last 3 years there has been one really good/diverse album.  A rap song, a reggae song, a pop song, a rock song, an acoustic song, etc.  Don’t get too comfortable in your seat, it’s going to leave you in 3-4 minutes.  There was “The Zach Brown Band”, “Ben Harper” & now “Ed Sheeran”.

Nothing too exciting here.  Kin’s going shopping with her sister & I’ll be watching the preseason baseball game……………………………I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible.  If I’m away I record the special “Blue Jays : 30”

 

Top 10 rock & metal riff Lords

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-riff-lords/

I gotta go with James Hetfield in this list.

 

Walk off the Earth shared their new video…..

 

Chris Shiflett, lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, has a solo album coming out!

 

How about you make your own opinion on “Marilyn Manson”?  I have to wash my hair.

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

I agree with Dave Grohl from 2000.

 

I was really hoping “Scientology” wouldn’t disrupt Danny Masterson’s career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/danny-masterson-under-investigation-for-sexual-assaults-w470407

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HILARIOUS SHOW THOUGH

 

Dave Grohl interviewed in February of 2000

 

Deadpool 2 trailer LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-surprise-deadpool-2-scene-that-debuted-before-logan-w470418

 

I’m sure every American Idol contestant wants to be the singer for “Quiet Riot”

http://loudwire.com/quiet-riot-name-american-idol-james-durbin-new-singer/

 

The Best metal album through the years since 1970

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

I’d never consider “Tool” a metal band, they’re just awesome whatever they do!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for real metal I’ll go back to 1990.

 

I don’t just settle on metal, I couldn’t go 24/7 listening to metal.  My favourite albums at the moment are “Big Wreck” & “Ascot Royals”.  I really like the new “In Flames” album as well though.

 

My favourite albums are live albums with orchestra.

 

Yes, I’m more than ready for a Foo Fighters album!  Never soon enough for that!

 

This has always been a cool video to me!

 

Best metal albums of 1987.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘80s metal.

 

How to act while exposing your genitalia to your producer!!!!!

 

Stone Sour’s Facebook page simply says “It’s coming”

 

11 stoner rock or metal albums

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/#photogallery-1=1

 

Article with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge

http://www.metalobsession.net/2017/03/05/a-lot-of-the-stuff-on-this-album-is-very-politically-charged-an-interview-with-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge/

 

I always loved to play these cover songs!  I think I only played them with the first band I was in?

 

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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