METAL FANS/BAND MEMBERS

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Metal fans get a bad reputation because of the music we like. Not every metal fan or band member is a flat out metal head though. The metal musicians and fans are some of the kindest people I’ve met. I’m in a wheelchair. When I go to The Exchange to see a local metal band play, TONS of people stop & say hello, shake my hand, chat for a bit, help me out if needed, hold open a door, etc. Nobody goes out of their way to be harmful to anyone. There’s a bad seed in every crowd so I don’t necessarily hang around those people. The people I know that play or listen to aggressive music won’t judge you on what you listen to for music. They know others can instantly judge them by their metal music. I’m not afraid to tell anyone what I listen to. Here’s a few examples of what I listen to….

It’s subjective. A song does not have an influence as to who you are! You like it because you like it, so why hide it? The only music fans I’ve met who don’t consider their music offensive are country music fans. It doesn’t bother me, I do enjoy a small sampling of country music here & there. It’s a lot like extremely heavy metal. Good for a bit, but not for more than one album a day. Slayer is as offensive as a Southern twang country artist to me! Kim was listening to “The Help” audio book on the way to who knows where, too much twang for me. I’m not trying to rattle anyone’s cage in particular, these are just off the top of my head examples……

I did it! I watched “Silence of the Lambs” with Kim. I put on my big boy pants, sucked it up & just asked Kim to hold me when I got scared. I haven’t watched that movie in over a decade. It’s not that freaky of a movie, but when they show Anthony Hopkins in a straight jacket & the brown muzzle/mask, I pee a little then curl up into the fetal position. Anything with Anthony Hopkins in it gives me the HEEBIE JEEBIES now! Blue Jays play a late game tonight. I’ll likely sit through a sequel, then watch the game?

I’ll tell you right off the bat, I DON’T VOTE OR FOLLOW POLITICS OR & here’s why. I get a kick out of watching greasy scum bags doing commercials to “help” their campaign by telling you the opposition can’t do this or that. Whoever’s commercial it is will promise you the moon though. I have 0 desire to sift through the nonsense & ballyhoo as to who I’d vote for. When politicians can honestly tell me how & what they can do then I’ll consider voting? Here’s 2 examples of what I’ve seen right out of the gate……

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-supporter-yells-reporters-memes-1.3196052

LANGUAGE!!!

Axl Rose loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than being on time for a concert! Hahahaha!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/axl-rose-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/

Pets, furry cuddly pets!

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rock facts you might not know? Courtney Love was with “Faith No More” before they were famous?

http://diffuser.fm/50-rock-facts-you-may-not-know/#photogallery-1=22

Serj Tankian (System of a Down singer) turns 48 today! Happy Birthday! Now please get into the studio to record another SOAD album?

http://loudwire.com/rock-star-birthdays/#photogallery-1=146

One Direction video. This likely the first time I’ve heard their music, unless they’ve been on Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, or Conan O’Brien.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/one-direction-go-to-space-camp-in-drag-me-down-video-20150821

Pentatonix are just AWESOME! New video from them!

Alter Bridge shares it, here it is…..

Alice in Chains’ “Facelift” was released 25 years ago today

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-facelift-album-anniversary/

Finger Eleven tour dates. They have 2 dates in Saskatchewan! $45.00/ticket, WOW??????? I guess “One Thing made them huge??? That’s a lot of money to see a bar band??????

http://www.fingereleven.com/tour-dates/

Stone Temple Pilots are touring in the USA, no word of a full length album with Chester Benninton. They released a video in January saying they were 95% done recording the album, so where is it?

That’s a big statement from a guy who just released a disappointing album. LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/87736?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Really? Already announcing a sequel to “Straight Outta Compton”

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/87739?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!

James Labrie (Dream Theater) did well for himself! This has to be fake?!

New “Duran Duran” song. Yes, they’re still alive?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/duran-duran-shares-moving-new-song-what-are-the-chances-listen/

Hard rock & metal stars from the ’80s, now & then.

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

Maybe “Poison” was an inspiration for this song?

Songs I like, “Obadiah Parker” I only have two 5 song EPs of cover songs

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

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THIS IS WHERE I TEACH YOU, NOW YOU TEACH ME PLEASE?

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Maybe I haven’t heard the music, seen the movie or TV show? Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite!

Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/lollapalooza-interview-toro-y-moi/

1st inning 2nd batter.

Kansas throws at his head in each of the next 2 at bats. They hit new Blue Jay SS Troy Tulowitski, then eject the rookie in the 8th inning. I guess MLB umpires can get away with anything? Blue Jays never retaliated after or before the warning, yet the field manager gets ejected from the game & suspended for 1 game. Then all of this nonsense & ballyhoo happens…

8th inning rookie pitcher suspended for 3 games, ejected immediately. If your on the mound to hit a batter, you throw at his torso or head, not his leg/ankle.

I saw “Montage of Heck” on youtube. It was either a fake or VERY over hyped.

http://loudwire.com/kurt-cobain-montage-of-heck-soundtrack-unheard-tracks-comedy-routine/

Time to move on Mr. Cavalera

http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-sepultura-sad-to-see-band-turn-to-s-t/

Some bands just don’t get it?

http://loudwire.com/mushroomhead-defend-confederate-flag-merchandise-introduce-rebel-mask/

Hetfield/Garfield mash up

http://loudwire.com/comic-strip-hetfield-garfield-metallica/

Ryan Adams is doing a cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album in the style of The Smiths

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/ryan-adams-is-recording-a-covers-album-of-taylor-swifts-1989-in-the-style-of-the-smiths/

The Book of Opeth

http://opethbook.com/

Yes, I like Opeth!

Jon Stewart’s Wednesday night’s show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jon-stewart-remembered-on-daily-show-a-man-who-was-on-tv-20150806

Remember when Edgefest toured across Canada & I broke my nose in the mosh pit? I miss that, not the broken nose part…………………..but this is the song I broke my nose to.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004EE7A4F351BA

The Agonist shared it….

Rolling Stone says you need to hear these country albums. This is my preferred country music

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-great-country-albums-of-2015-you-probably-didnt-hear-20150806

iTunes is now illegal in the U.K.??????????????????

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/itunes-is-now-illegal-in-the-uk/b

If it becomes illegal here, I’m out for digital music. Vinyl it is! Buy it, rip it to a different software, & throw out the album. I’m not touching any streaming music site!!!!

The Zombies to release new album. I know this isn’t their song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/classic-zombies-lineup-to-reunite-for-odessey-oracle-tour-20150720

Another Halestorm solo contestant for the song ‘Mayhem’

This mornings workout included this album…..

Finger Eleven’s album “Five Crooked Lines” is available world wide & definitely worth a listen!

http://www.fingereleven.com/five-crooked-lines-is-available-worldwide/

Duran Duran working with Lindsay Lohan?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/duran-duran-on-working-with-lindsay-lohan-keeping-brand-duran-fresh-20150806

6 Trivium albums in 6 minutes

Unsettling scene cut from the Kurt Cobain bio-pic ‘Montage of Heck”

http://loudwire.com/unsettling-end-scene-kurt-cobain-montage-of-heck/

Songs I like, “New Meanies” The last time I saw them was in ’99. Immediately after the show I went to the hospital to see my grandmother who died of breast cancer that year.

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

WEEKEND UPDATE

Facebook page is just a link to the blog. Email or other blog notifications are just to let you know there’s a new post from me. WHAT? 10 visitors on Thursday & 20 on Friday? I’ve got 123 follower’s, facebook, email, & other bloggers? So please tell me what I need to change here? I’m open to suggestions.

He nails it. There is no silver lining to the shootings in Charleston.

Australian comic on guns, LANGUAGE!!!

Full article with video.
http://www.vox.com/2015/3/24/8283199/gun-control-comedy-jefferies

More & more people talking about ridiculous gun laws? It’s not a necessity, it’s a desire.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-run-the-jewels-remember-charleston-victims-20150620#ixzz3dcFoIhOh

Now, “history repeating”
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/charlestons-history-of-hellish-violence-20150619

I quite enjoy this new ‘Walk off the Earth’ album.

I have this documentary. He was in a jail in Europe somewhere & was basically guilty until proven innocent. Even after $500,000 bail they kept him in prison because a fan died after their show 3 years ago. Video evidence proved he didn’t come anywhere near the kid during the show.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-dark-days-life-behind-bars/

This trailer looks very good.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/watch-will-ferrell-mark-wahlberg-battle-in-daddys-home-trailer-20150619

“I Can’t Dance” like Uma Thurman?
http://video.challengedapp.com/app/video/play/55840755279f2e1160749abd

Rock It Out Blog from Friday
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-the-most-rock-star-moments/

I was at the Roughrider exhibition game Friday night. Hail & serious rain on the way there. Perfect evening at the stadium though.

10 songs about aliens.
http://loudwire.com/top-10-songs-about-aliens/

New single from ‘Duran Duran’

Taylor Swift complaining about Apple’s new streaming music service. I tend to agree.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-explains-why-1989-wont-be-on-apple-music-in-open-letter-20150621#ixzz3dhaIqlUX

I wouldn’t worry about it much, Mr. McKagan. If your kid is swearing or not, they’re going to hear it no matter what. Then the kid has to decide if they want to swear or not. You can’t protect them forever!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/duff-mckagan-on-navigating-fatherhood-with-parental-advisory-stickers-20150619

King’s of Leon cancel festival set due to bad weather!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/severe-weather-cancels-kings-of-leons-firefly-fest-set-20150621#ixzz3diZtKnDx

Song from the recently released ‘Walk off the Earth’ album “Sing It All Away”

This one reason I despise cell phones. NOBODY will help him with his rain poncho but the people behind him have time to take a “selfie”? Put the PHONE down for 4 seconds, I promise you won’t die! That thing in your pocket? It’s not just for texting or taking videos/pictures it’s actually a PHONE! We’ve made it how many centuries without an “iPHONE” or any type of mobile device. I’m pretty sure we’d survive without the world in your pocket? I’m 35 I don’t want or need a mobile device, EVERYBODY else has one.

Songs I like. “Jimmy Eat World”










Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or http://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