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I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Love Stories & Other Musings”

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 WILL BE THE FINAL BLOG FOR THE YEAR!!!!!!!

 

OK, I get to sit here & fill you in on stuff I like, movies, TV shows, & music.  That’s great & all.  I do encourage you to check out stuff I recommend.  I also encourage you to find your own things & share it as a comment.  I’m aware that not everyone will like the same things, don’t be shy, “tell us about it”, and make us aware of something the rest of us are missing out on!  I would love for this to be much more interactive!  You don’t need to have survived brain cancer to have an opinion about something.

I hate exercising as much as the next person, until about 5 – 10 minutes after I’m done with it.  I figure “Ah, get it over with ASAP”.

I look up reviews on movies, music, & TV shows as much or more than the next person does or would like to.  “In the end” it’s quite subjective, check it out & see if it’s to your liking.

I always encourage you to make up YOUR OWN mind about everything!  Here’s an example, so many people love the Marvel Comic book movies.  Guess what?  I prefer the DC movies more than the Marvel movies.  Some people don’t like comic book movies.  It’s AOK with me.  Some people prefer to not watch movies or TV.  I’m OK with that too!  I don’t understand it, but I acknowledge that.

That’s the reason my music reviews are more like “Hey check this out.  See if you like it.”  Friday is my top 10 albums of the year & some stuff I haven’t gotten a chance to purchase yet.  That’s the only time I’ll rate an album.

 

 

We finished season/part 4 of “The Ranch” on Sunday.  Yes, we were binge watching it.  10 episodes each a ½ hour long.  Released on Friday.

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

 

Star Wars only got the 2nd highest opening weekend ever $220,000,000

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-scores-second-best-opening-ever-w514191

 

I was going to purchase the “Depeche Mode” Greatest Hits album among other Greatest Hits albums.  I found out I’m not a big fan of the artist or groups, just a song here & there.  “In Flames” just released a 4 song EP of cover songs.  That’s what got me on this 1980, 1990, & early 2000s train.  Here are the 3 Depeche Mode songs I plan on purchasing 2 of the 3 songs have been covered.

 

Here are the 2 performances by Foo Fighters on SNL this past weekend.

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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

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THE MEAT SWEATS

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle! These are 1 song from each album. These are the popular songs that you might have heard? Paramore isn’t extremely popular, I didn’t want to leave anyone in the dark.

I know I’ve had the meat sweats before but Thursday evening was terribly uncomfortable. Kim wanted to stay in & not really do anything for her birthday. So we watched TV & ordered from Boston Pizza. I had the bacon double cheese burger & started sweating profusely half way through the burger. I eat healthy usually but on special occasions or if we go out (which is rare) I make it count. I don’t think a diet is logical. Eat healthy, binge on occasion, & just keep in mind what you eat without going overboard, & exercise for 15-90 minutes a day. At least that’s what I do! Could be wrong but I’m not giving up any food long term. I’ll eat a burger again, just not in the near future.

If the Blue Jays win tonight with David Price starting, Saturday evening/game 7 should be less stressful with Marcus Stroman pitching. David Price is likely among the top 3 pitchers in the game, but he hasn’t had much success in the playoffs. Marcus Stroman may be young (24 or 25) but he is the best pitcher the Blue Jays have at the moment, that’s why I think tonight will be more stressful than Saturday. If they lose tonight, at least it’s been a fun ride for Blue Jay fans & the bandwagon jumpers!

“Head of the Herd” was the opener on tour with Finger Eleven. They were tight as far as a decent band goes, just not my thing. There’s 3 albums on iTunes. Most recent was released in September.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/birds-on-the-roof-deluxe/id1024184864

25 years ago Thursday “Pearl Jam” took to the stage for the first time.

http://diffuser.fm/25-years-ago-pearl-jam-take-the-stage-for-the-first-time-ever/?fblw

“Back to the Future II” on Jimmy Kimmel

Bjork is still around? Can she sell 2000 copies of this rarity? I believe this was as close as she got to the main stream?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/bjork-announces-limited-edition-vulnicura-live-album/

I was thinking a LOT about suicide when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center. NOT ANYMORE!! I’ve realized how selfish it could be & how it would affect everyone else. At the time I was thinking I didn’t have anything to offer to the world, & I was only thinking of myself. I’m here & I have no plans on leaving anytime soon. I was in a bad place mentally at the time, for myself & everybody else in my life. Now I’m on anti-depressants & anti-psychotics, to this day. 2 videos inside the link!

http://loudwire.com/blink-182-travis-barker-offered-friends-million-dollars-kill-him-plane-crash/

Sorry, this was the “Depeche Mode” song “Finger Eleven” covered on their 2nd album “The Greyest of Blue Skies”

I remember leaving work at the Staples Call Center to sing a few songs at The Exchange for my brother who was basically in a week long “Rock Band Camp” at Long & McQuade. He wanted me to sing 2 Finger Eleven songs. Family & friends come first for me if I can help do anything!

“Finger Eleven” is or was my brother’s go to band, which rubbed off on me a bit. My band is “Foo Fighters” that rubbed off on him a bit. The first band we were both really into & still are is “I Mother Earth”. We of course got into them on the ’96 album “Scenery & Fish” at first, in the kitchen doing the dishes blasting the CD as our Mother would yell at us from the living room “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!!” You win mom. Wait she’s bopping her head to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” now is what I hear from Dad?

How do I know “Rush” isn’t on tour at the moment? Geddy Lee was interviewed earlier this week in his season ticket seat during the playoffs for the Blue Jays!

We played with a band from Ontario a few times that were touring across Canada, each time they would play a show with our band “Chemical Horizon”. I think we played 3 shows with them? When I was diagnosed with cancer they were either passing through town on tour or going home to Ontario. I know they had plans to tour across Europe. Don’t know if they made it there? We all liked them, heck their 2 albums are on my iPod. They never got signed by a label & eventually broke up. Really nice guys, that made really good music! “Flatlined”, if they didn’t get signed I knew we wouldn’t. I looked at it as just a hobby anyways, I had no intention of signing to a label. If it happened, GREAT! If it didn’t, that was fine too.

This is the only song/video they have on good ol’ www.youtube.com

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

Too Funny. Hahahahaha! Every hit song in 4 chords. It’s all over facebook. LANGUAGE!!!

New “Anthrax” song!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-anthraxs-fast-thrashy-frantic-new-song-evil-twin-20151023 No album yet, just the single.

Opeth fans unite, box set on the way

http://www.omerch.eu/shop/musicfornations/proddetail.php?prod=MFN_Opeth_ddCD&cat=4183

Stone Sour drummer with drum camera. At first I felt compelled to rap the “Ninja Rap”, then the beat changed!

There are two Big Wrecks. First incarnation of Big Wreck were 4 guys that dropped out of the Berkley School of Music to form Big Wreck. Ian Thornley was the only Canadian at the time. They released the first 2 albums between their debut in ’97-their breakup in 2002 with their second album “The Pleasure & The Greed” released in 2001.

Then came the age of “Thornley” for a decade, a rather unstable line up that released 2 albums in 10 years. The first album was fun to play along with!

“Thornley” was an all Canadian group.

Then Big Wreck came back with different members. All Canadian other than the return of the original 2nd guitar player who’s American. In 2012 they released the album “Albatross” then “Ghosts” in 2014

The only constant thing throughout all of this has been the singer/song writer/lead guitarist Ian Fletcher Thornley, who has a solo album being released on Friday, October 30th. More of an acoustic sound along with other soothing instruments.

Songs I like, “Sugar Ray” had to skip a few. I only have one album. They were big in the ’90s. Honestly, I haven’t listen to this since I was in University, in the fall semester of ’98 & the year of ’99.

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“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

WEEKEND UPDATE

Iron Maiden add dates to their world tour, 4 of them in Canada.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-add-canada-europe-south-american-dates-2016-world-tour/

Call me what you want. I’m so sick of being bombarded by political verbal diarrhea. I don’t need to hear slimy politicians tell me what their opponent can’t do, or who’s voting for who? It’s your right to vote & that’s fine, remember it’s also my right not to vote.

I guess drummer, Matt Cameron, wasn’t busy enough with Soundgarden reuniting while continuing to handle the drum duties “haha I said duties” for Pearl Jam?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-grunge-supergroup-ten-commandos-staring-down-the-dust-20151009

Top 10 thrash metal albums NOT released by the big 4. I’m not a huge metal head, & now I know why 8 or 9 of these bands aren’t to my liking.

http://loudwire.com/top-10-thrash-albums-not-released-by-the-big-4/

Hear Kurt Cobain cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”

http://www.nme.com/news/kurt-cobain/88904?utm_campaign=nme-october-9-09-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Former school mate of Dave Grohl’s sings Queen’s “Under Pressure” on stage with Foo Fighters

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/guy-who-beat-dave-grohl-high-school-contest-called-sing-n441491

20 years ago Friday “Green Day” released ‘Insomniac’

http://diffuser.fm/20-years-ago-green-day-retaliate-with-insomniac/

“Ten Commandos”

As a society. I think we now rely on technology more than we need to. What did people do before cell phones? My car just stopped on a grid road out to the cabin years ago, & it was late. I could have walked since I was close, but what would I have done if I was in the middle of nowhere? Sing “Queen”?

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-adrian-smith-lost-phone-ideas-underwear/

Any “Back to the Future” movie still holds up! “Great Scott!” “Heavy!”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/flashback-marty-mcfly-visits-hill-valley-in-october-2015-20151009

As much as I like Ian Fletcher Thornley/Big Wreck you shouldn’t tamper with a classic….in other words “That is so 1997”

Alter Bridge live at Wembley!

www.loudwire.com Top videos of the week.

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-huntress-stitched-up-heart-female-invasion-video-countdown/

James Corden & Stephen Colbert duet

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-james-cordens-playful-me-my-shadow-duet-20151010#ixzz3oB74j9iW

Singer Rob Halford on writing the next “Judas Priest” album

http://loudwire.com/rob-halford-judas-priest-raring-to-go-new-album/

Singer of ‘Depeche Mode” says Metallica writes pop songs?

http://loudwire.com/depeche-mode-singer-says-metallica-write-pop-songs/

10 funniest metal animal videos

http://loudwire.com/funniest-heavy-metal-animal-videos/

I like “The Glorious Suns”. They shared it, here it is

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight

New ‘Gorillaz’ album in the works? I wasn’t a fan of them the first time around.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/work-on-a-new-gorillaz-album-has-officially-begun/

Elvis Costello’s life in 10 songs

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/elvis-costello-my-life-in-10-songs-20151012

Shared on Tool’s facebook page

5 new Foo Fighters songs recorded?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/foo-fighters-have-recorded-five-new-songs-including-one-with-ben-kweller/

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson talks about which vocalist he looks up to

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-vocalists-he-looks-up-to/

More Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE!!

Rock It Out Blog & I agree. I don’t ever expect everyone reading this to like the music I like. I just say what I like. When people go out of their way to bash ANY music act, it just seems like a waste of time & energy. Just say “Ah, no thanks” & move on.

Phil Collins biography next year……………….AWESOME!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-warts-and-all-autobiography-arriving-in-2016-20151012#ixzz3oNtnxzYE

Busy weekend here. Friday we attended a funeral of a distant family member. Saturday was my grandmother’s birthday party. I’ve been to a 2 year old’s birthday party & my grandmother’s birthday party, no I didn’t drink too much to cause any signs of a hangover either time but I’m tired after both! Sunday was Thanksgiving supper here with Kim’s family. I got to see a lot of people this weekend as well as eating WAY TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finished off the weekend with a Blue Jays win, & supper at my parents house, meatballs with rice & a salad on the side. My grandparents were there along with my aunt from Airdrie

Songs I like, “Silverchair” Not a huge fan but I own 4 albums, that I rarely listen to, & in university we did play one of their songs in our cover band.

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“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