PRIDE & ENTITLEMENT

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album “Broken Machine” is out in September!

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” the album “Facelift”.  Alice in Chains were labeled as a metal group that gained success with the grunge movement.  If the media labeled them as metal, Soundgarden could easily been thrown into that mix.

Sunday ended with us having supper in Corey & Jolene’s back yard.  We were guinea pigs for the new smoker, we’re alive, the meat was tasty & safe!

I really had to check my pride at the door at WRC.  I’d have a bath once a week, every patient had a schedule for a bath once a week.  Complete strangers saw me naked, covered me up once I was on the gurney, take me to the bath, lower me into the bath & wash me or more often Kim would wash me.  It was awkward at first for me but I got over that pretty fast.

When I started this blog & acted like Trump or worse I thought I truly deserved something fantastic.  I beat a life threatening disease, & everyone was calling me a “Hero”.  I bought in to everybody’s hype & forgot how to remain humble.  What should I have done instead?  Remain humble, not let the hype get to me, & just be thankful to be alive, which is good enough for me!  Unfortunately I realized that later than I should have.  When I mess something up, I truly am my own worst enemy.

What made me think of entitlement?  There was a guy who was doing physiotherapy at the same time as I was with my occupational therapist.  He flipped out on the physiotherapist, started swearing at her, pointed to me and yelled “I WANT TO BE DOING WHAT HE’S DOING!” The next day when I had physiotherapy I apologized to my physiotherapist, telling her “Sorry you had to deal with that garbage yesterday”.  She replied “It comes with the territory”.  I told her “It shouldn’t though”.

I’ll admit that I had a rough day also.  I didn’t yell or swear at anyone.  I just said “No, not today!  I’m tired & I don’t feel like doing anything!”  I went for a short walk with my walker, Kim, & my physiotherapist.  I apologized the next day for my behavior.  My therapist said “That’s OK.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while”.  However you want to look at it, it’s not right!  What I should have said initially is “Sorry, I’m tired & I need a day off from therapy today.  Is it OK if I take today off?”

Guess who was sitting next to me in our (mom, dad, & I) Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket seats?  The guy who flipped out that one day in therapy.  I don’t like what he did but, forgive & forget I guess, it’s done now.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

The countdown for the new Royal Blood album is out Thursday @ midnight eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days

 

They’re both very HEAVY metal musicians, if this happens it could go either way for me.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-mikael-akerfeldt-may-start-project-with-devin-townsend/

 

So it’s Monday in the late morning & I just found out The Watchmen are co-headlining the Queen City Exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOT WOOT

 

Finally “Despicable Me 3” in theaters June 30th.  I’ve been waiting for the release date to be announced!

 

I was emptying the dishwasher after my exercise & breakfast.  Then realized it has been a while since I’ve listened to this album……………..

 

So many people like to go on youtube or any type of social media & just drop a HUGE pile of crap on how much they dislike a movie, album, song, etc.  I’m guilty of doing that also.  OK, could you have done anything even remotely close to that?  Maybe, maybe not?  Until you can & have you might as well keep quiet.  When you do will your feelings be hurt if 2 out of 3 people just demolish your “art” on social media?  If you don’t like it, why are you even involved with anything to do with it?  Leave it alone & walk away or voice your opinion your own www.youtube.com channel dedicated to finding flaws in everything!  Most of us are old enough to make up our own mind!

 

I record & watch Jimmy Fallon & Conan the day after the late night showing.  I’m currently watching Jimmy Fallon.  Everybody rush out & get some “Tonight Dough” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 100% of the proceeds go to child charity.  You can eat ice cream while helping out & say “I had to do it for the kids!”  Just like miracle treat day at Dairy Queen!

Oddly enough, I was listening to this “Fleetwood Mac” album on Monday!

 

I think “Queens of the Stone Age” will be releasing their album soon?  Their Facebook page is active lately?  It will be their follow up to “…Like Clockwork” & 7th studio album!

 

Ozzfest meets Knotfest.  Probably too much metal for me?

http://loudwire.com/ozzfest-meets-knotfest-return-2017/

I have no problem with Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot are OK I just prefer Slipknot Light, Stone Sour!

 

Just to cool not to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The majority of metal fans are great people, just like every other community.  There’s a bad apple in every community.  Metal fans tend to get a “bad reputation.”

http://loudwire.com/reddit-metalhead-guitar-late-father/

 

It’s gay pride week so if you’re an #LGBTQ member in or out of the closet, I fully support you as long as you’re a kind person.  If someone picks on you or makes fun of you because of your sexuality, I hope you have the strength to brush it off.  There are many idiots out there, but there’s also many people like me who fully support you!  Please don’t live a lie about your sexuality “Be Yourself” & own it.

 

Again LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“If an asshole hates you, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’

 

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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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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I LIKE KIDS, I STILL FEEL LIKE A KID

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I fell asleep to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Purple” followed by “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”.  Woke up to pee & put on “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Zipper Down”

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I like kids coming over.  Kim loves it as well!  I like seeing any of our friend’s kids!  Kids really don’t care what anyone thinks.  I’m good with babysitting, then the parents get to take them home after we’ve taught them what not to do.  If I get confronted by someone who blames me for teaching their kid something I’ll reply “Oh, it wasn’t me!  What on earth are the Grandparents teaching this poor innocent child?”  I’m pretty sure I’d be a very immature father if I had my own child though.  The kid would likely grow up a little wonky?  This is my way of saying “You’re welcome”.  This could be one of my reasons for not having kids?  Be sure to watch the entire thing!

 

Well, no In Flames date in Saskatoon this time.  The closest to Saskatchewan they’re coming is Calgary & Edmonton.  Save my money I guess.

 

5 questions with Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and Clint Lowery (Sevendust)

http://loudwire.com/5-questions-alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-sevendust-clint-lowery/

 

Stephen Colbert spoofs Rachel Maddow’s report on Donald Trump’s tax return from 2005

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-colbert-spoof-rachel-maddows-prolonged-trump-tax-reveal-w472379

 

If you like Guns n’ Roses with a more modern edge, you may enjoy Diemonds.  Guns n’ Roses aren’t my thing, but Diemonds are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  Guns n’ Roses are closest thing to Diemonds I can think of.

Diemonds have 3 albums out at the moment on iTunes.

 

I love the Despicable me movies.  Can’t wait for this one

 

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

Chris Messer & I are out for chicken wings after work one day & a song comes on, he pipes up & says “You guys should do this song!”  I reply “Are you crazy?  I can’t hit those notes?”  He tells me “Sure you can”.  We tried it & it hurt my throat the first few times, then I got it.

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CANCER

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Just what I’ve been listening to.  As I fall asleep & stretch.

 

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My mother has seen more than her fair share of people having cancer, especially since I was diagnosed in 2008.  Her mother died of breast cancer in December of 1999.  Since my diagnosis she’s seen many people not survive.  Our family friend who she met at work, our friend’s mother, my grandfather, my aunt, and another friend she met at work, & unfortunately her cousin has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer recently as well.  I survived, I’m fine wheelchair & an eye patch, but I’m here!  I don’t think she needs anymore deaths to witness?  That list of people is more than enough!

People worry about me, too much sometimes.  When I eat, I HOOVER my food.  Sometimes I choke.  I had a rough day of chocking on food, & I was with my family.  I coughed & choked a few times.  I was fine & everyone was concerned.  I get it, that’s fine, annoying but fine.  This happens 1 or 2 times a week.  Everyone freaks out & in the end I’m OK.  Do people know that I also cough & “choke” at lunch when there’s nobody around?  I’m fine, please don’t worry about me.  If I hadn’t had cancer, I’d still be OK & people wouldn’t worry as much about me.  Hold my beer & watch this!

 

Lamb of God isn’t metal?

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

 

I tried to learn these 3 songs before I was diagnosed.  Too difficult for me!

Yet, these 3 songs were pretty easy to learn?????????

If I can’t play it or play it on guitar while singing, it doesn’t happen.

 

I just can’t get into “Superjoint”, & I’ve tried listening to it.  Song inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/superjoint-caught-up-in-the-gears-of-application-exclusive-song-premiere/

 

“Eagles of Death Metal” prep documentary of the shootings in Paris

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-prep-film-on-paris-bataclan-attack-w448221

 

“Alter Bridge” behind the song “Cradle to the Grave”

 

It happened!  Parents tricked their kids by pretending to eat their treats!

 

Consequence of Sound review of “Doctor Strange”

 

Masterpiece Review of “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” album “Damn the Torpedoes”

Yes, that’s producer Jimmy Iovine who was on “American Idol” helping the contestants before they performed their song.  Question is, Do you think he’d let Tom Petty through on “American Idol” or Bob Dylan for that matter?  I don’t!

 

I guess keyboard players have their place.  Usually they’re in the back & not seen much.  Too bad Elton John & Billy Joel aren’t included on this list?  Neither is the dude from Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam though.

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-keyboardists-all-time/

LANGUAGE!!!  The keyboard is mixed at the front of the mix at one point though!

 

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night for the first time since 1908.  Three World Series wins 1907, 1908, & now 108 years later 2016 Champions.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHICAGO CUBS FANS!!!!!!!!!  Long wait for that one!!

 

This could be really good or absolutely terrible.  Seems to be par for the course with Revolver, for me there’s usually far more miss than hit.

http://loudwire.com/revolver-music-awards-megadeth-zakk-wylde-more/

 

Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin.  I’ve never heard this?

 

Sorry, my routine is off this week?

 

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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

RATINGS

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I fell asleep to “The Agonist” the album “Five”

I exercised to “Eagles of Death Metal” 4 albums on shuffle.

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I’ll be offline Tuesday & Wednesday.  Blue Jays playoff baseball during the day.  Exercise, then the TV!

 

 

We rented “Ghostbusters 2016” it was rated as very poor on iTunes.  I liked it.  I wouldn’t purchase it, but it was a good laugh.  I find ratings on any type of art somewhat misleading.  Example, look up “Suicide Squad” on iTunes, then look at the ratings for it on amazon?  Completely different, polar opposites!  “Batman vs. Superman” as well, same deal.  I love “Batman vs. Superman”, maybe you don’t?  That’s fine by me.  Not everyone will have the same opinion on everything.  Nobody has the identical likes & dislikes of the next person.  I try to not rate things on her for that reason.  I’ll say something like “Hey, check this out, I liked it”.  If you don’t that’s OK in my books, sorry I wasted your time.  I encourage anyone & everyone to voice their opinion on whatever the issue is at hand?

I know I’ve done it on here in the past but I try not to anymore.  I’ve absolutely slammed bands on here in the past, & actors.  There’ not a band that I hate.  I may not enjoy their music but if they have a relatively large following, they’ve likely worked very hard to get to where they are.  With 99.9% hard work & 0.1% luck, they’ve made it.  As my father always says “You can do anything you set your mind to”.  Great advice that he always says to whoever needs to hear it!

 

Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” is a pretty solid album.  I personally wouldn’t put it at number 1?  I’m assuming it’s based on album sales, downloads, streams, www.youtube.com views and whatever else.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-green-days-revolution-radio-tunes-into-number-one-w445166

 

Here’s what I’ve been listening to over the weekend.

“Sum 41”

“Green Day”

“In Flames”

“Opeth”

“Third Ion”

“Alter Bridge”

“Nothing but Thieves”

 

There are no conspiracy theories in playoff baseball Jose.  Plain & simply the Toronto Blue Jays have a target on their back.  It’s been there since the last week of July 2015.  The balls & strikes were terrible in the last 2 games, but the Umpires were consistent with that monstrous strike zone for both teams.  As analyst Gregg Zaun says “Put on your big boy pants & deal with it.”

http://www2.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?Jose%2BBautista%2Bhas%2Bsome%2BALCS%2Bconspiracy%2Btheories%252c%2BCleveland%2Bfires%2Bback&id=591876

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

“Green Day” album review of the new album “Revolution Radio” LANGUAGE!!!!!

 

Yep, I bought “Sum 41”, “Green Day”, & “Alter Bridge” 2 weeks ago.  All 3 are pretty solid albums!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-revolution-radio-no-1-billboard-alter-bridge-top-10/

 

I still miss Robin Williams.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/robin-williams-bicycle-collection-hits-charity-auction-w445198

 

I really like “Trivium”!

You don’t hear this amount of screaming on their albums anymore.  There is a right way & a wrong way to scream.  I’ve never looked into it.  I play rock music, I only listen to metal.  There’s an instructional video, DVD or something that I’ve heard about circulating throughout the many metal bands in Regina?

 

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night we stayed in & popped in a DVD aka nothing too exciting. We’re getting old & tired. Saturday we had planned on hanging out in Sherry & James’ backyard, it was far too windy for that though. Sunday we went to my parents place for brunch with some of out of province Frasers were in town. We hung out there for a while then Mitch & Rachel came with us to see “Captain America : The Civil War” AWESOME movie, the action/fight scenes were too fast for Kim on the screen that large though. Then we rushed off to have supper at Brown’s Social House with some friends. Mitch & Rachel were off to visit with other friends.

Kim & I were tired Sunday evening. Kim & I don’t spend much time outside & she has a really red farmers burn. All of the time between brunch & the movie, roughly 3 hours, we hung out in my parents backyard. If there’s shade, I’m good, if I get too hot I head indoors to cool off.

Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist weighs in on N.W.A. vs. Gene Simmons LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-debate-gene-simmons-n-w-a/

If you walk, talk & smell like someone who’s apposed to Muslims. This is what happens. I wasn’t there so I don’t know if it’s true or not?

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-dropped-two-french-festivals-jesse-hughes-terrorism-remarks/

Volbeat fans, this is for you.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-seal-the-deal-lyric-video/

Halestorm prank gone wrong

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-prank-brother-arejay-hale/

…And no one’s surprised

http://loudwire.com/warrant-wes-scantlin-arrest-no-show-court/

Soilwork drummer fills in for Megadeth while Lamb Of God tours

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-tap-soilwork-drummer-upcoming-shows/

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman, Anthony Kiedis, speaks about his time in the hospital.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-anthony-kiedis-speaks-hospitalization/

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

Alter Bridge studio update

“Tracking for ABV is done! Mixing starts soon!”

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, defends Nickleback. I’m not a fan of Nickleback. That being said, there’s no reason to dump on them. You don’t like them, change the radio station, don’t buy their albums, wait 3 ½ minutes in a restaurant/bar until something else comes on & just let them be. Your going to waste your time & energy hating a group or artist? Because you heard 4 minutes of something you don’t like?

http://www.nme.com/news/nickelback/93728?utm_campaign=nme-23-may-2016-23-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I love that people who vote get to sit on their big thrown and complain about whatever they want. I didn’t vote. I voted in 1 election in my 36 years, so I’m not allowed to complain. That’s fine by me! Is complaining going to change Justin Trudeau’s status? Probably not. So why complain, especially if I’m around? I’m not about to fix it for you?

Dierks Bentley interviewed by Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett. Dierks Bentley was an ’80s metal head? I’m not surprised, quite a few of them switched to country music in the new century.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dierks-bentleys-interview-with-foo-fighters-guitarist-5-things-we-learned-20160523

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I can’t wait for November. When the TV isn’t flooded with the circus in the USA. Really? They haven’t decided yet?

All of the 1980s hair metal should stay in the 1980s, in my opinion.

http://loudwire.com/classic-dokken-lineup-reunite/

Gee! I wonder what will be number 1 on this list?

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/#photogallery-1=1

This isn’t number 1 but it’s on the list.

20 years ago today on May 21, 1996, Soundgarden released “Down on the Upside”

Radio interview with Mark Tremonti

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RADIOHEAD? I DON’T GET IT?

 

I fell asleep to “Elton John” his “Rocket Man’s : Greatest Hits” album. Had to pee in the middle of the night & fell asleep to the new “Ben Harper” the album “Call it What It is”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” everything on shuffle. It wasn’t doing much for me so I changed it to “In Flames” everything on shuffle, EPs, & full length albums.

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Radiohead was FANTASTIC right out of the gate. I loved their first 3 albums, “Pablo Honey”, “The Bends”, & “OK Computer” especially the 2nd & 3rd album. “OK Computer” came out in 1997 & I loved it. Some magazine even hailed it the best album ever made beating out the Beatles’ “Revolver” album on a very subjective list.

Their 4th album, Kid A, came out in 2000. I rushed out to get it ASAP & was sadly disappointed. This album that I expected so much from was a HUUUUGE disappointment. It sounded completely different than anything I had ever heard & not in a good way to me. For me, they had completely changed their sound. I couldn’t even tell what instruments were doing what? Since then I’m assuming they almost have a completely different fan base with a few exceptions.

I can’t listen to any Radiohead post ’97 aka “OK Computer”. When you say that to a current Radiohead fan most of them are shocked, “YOU DON’T LIKE RADIOHEAD?!?!”. Sorry, not the newer stuff.

If you like it, that’s OK with me. I’ll never understand it, but I can acknowledge it.

Soundgarden shared it…

I’ll share this since Soundgarden’s AWESOME!

Alice in Chains North American tour

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alice-in-chains-plot-headlining-north-american-tour-20160509

Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne did not separate.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ozzy-osbourne-relapse-reports-are-completely-inaccurate-20160509#ixzz48Cw12Rp1

I agree! Probably his best album since leaving “White Zombie”

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-electric-warlock-album-no-6-billboard-200/

LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUf0MAUIs4

I’ve been EXTREMELY tired this week & it’s only Tuesday. Kim was out of it yesterday also. I tried to have a nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep? I’ve been an excellent procrastinator this week. Exercise mat’s just judging me until I finally do my exercises.

Remember, new Chevelle on preorder Friday!!!!

I should listen to “Lamb of God” more often.

Dave Grohl interviewed regarding ‘Austin City Limits’ for an upcoming documentary

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-dave-grohl-recall-austin-city-limits-influence-in-new-doc-20160510

Article with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jams-mike-mccready-talks-prince-north-carolina-boycott-20160510

Fan’s ear bitten off at an Eagles of Death Metal show

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-fan-ear-bitten-off-toronto-show/

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Death by Sexy”

I exercised to ”Corrosion of Conformity” 6 albums on shuffle.

Exercise total for the week; 5000 crunches, 180 squats, 120 leg lifts, 60 pushups, 20 minutes of planking.

Now I just want to curl up in the fetal position on the couch & cry. My muscles are that sore.

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All of this exercise & you’d think I’d look ripped! Not so. I still have more T-Shirts that don’t fit than those that do fit. I’m much lighter than I was going into the hospital than I am now. I was 265 pounds, right now I’m somewhere close to 240 as of a few weeks ago. My frame is quite big, I’ll never be under 200. I think somewhere between 210-220 is where I should be. At the moment my dominant/right calf looks like a chicken wing after you’ve striped the meat off of it. My left calf looks decent. Either way my legs are SEXY……………….a little furry but still SEXY!

I think I’ve figured out what the most beneficial exercises are for me at the moment. Squats, exercise bike, walking, stairs, leg lifts on my hands & knees, crunches. I need some more upper body strength but that’s not high on my priority list at the moment. I’m in not bad shape, for a guy in a wheelchair, but all of my weight/fat went right to my belly.

I graduated high school at 185 pounds. When I got to University I read my text books every night but I’d need a study break. I’d leave the book open on my desk in my room & grab 20 pound weights, do 20 curls on each arm, some sit ups & push ups. I take a study break & do that about twice a day/evening. I remember I’d ride the exercise bike in the basement while watching a movie & ride it for however long the movie was.

Register to vote for your favourite song, band or live band. I didn’t but I know who I’d like to win for best live band! I’ve only seen them once, but I’m not done seeing them live!

http://2016.goldengods.teamrock.com/

Baroness release new video. I really like their most recent album “Purple”

http://loudwire.com/baroness-shock-me-video/

Cheap Trick interview with Consequence of Sound on their induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

REALLY! This needs to change like before Napster happened. $0.99 FOR A 15 SONG ALBUM ON SPOTIFY??????? Tell your employer you’ll work for 3-4 months for $0.99. Musicians are doing it, might as well join in???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or rent the album 20 times????????

Star Wars: Episode VII was fantastic in the theater & also at home with surround sound. Now I should watch “Top Gun” with our surround sound!!!!

I wonder if the sequel will be any good?

3 versions of the same song & it’s just an extremely catchy song to me in any form!!

Oh yeah, that little TV show ended last night maybe you’ve heard of it? American Idol. I’ve watched it occasionally over the years. Didn’t watch the first season at all. I just really liked some of the stuff Kelly Clarkson released & I saw Phillip Phillips a few years ago. The guy who always gets compared to Dave Matthews. Other than that, I just found it to be a talent contest on a LARGE stage. 3 or 4 judges narrow it down to the top 10 they like, then they tell you ‘OK, these 10 we deem worthy of winning this contest. Great marketing tool, but the subject is/was as subjective as it gets. I would have an idea as to who would win & it was never who I had chosen in my mind. They’re all good at what they do, I don’t necessarily like it all. How many of the musicians I listen to would do well on the show, other than the 2 winners I do listen to? Maybe 2 or 3 at best?

This is how fast I’ll abandon my computer today. I have no cell phone or tablet/iPad, catch you on the weekend update! Monday, I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be online at all?

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

Weekends we don’t do much. Friday I watched a spring training game the Jays thus far are 9W-1L-1T. None of that really means much, but Jose Bautista & Edwin Encarnacion have yet to play a game as far as I know. Saturday we had a sleep over here, after finally seeing our friends with 2 kids. Chris, Laurie, Annabelle, & the newest addition 5 month old Henry. Corey dropped Hannah………………………………….off, which means “Uncle” Chris gets the couch, while Hannah & “Auntie” Kim get the king size bed, after we watched some “Winnie the Pooh”. Little kids are cool. We have fun with them, then their parents take them home. Sunday after Jolene picked up Hannah, “Auntie” Kim was pretty tired after the 5:00 am wake up call by Hannah. Kim had the cookie batter they baked ready to go by 7:30 am! Kim held the couch down while I cleaned up what I could. We just plopped on the couch most of the day. We went out for supper at “Perkins” a hotel restaurant that was likely full for Sunday brunch. I just need to get out of the house once a week. I swear we were the youngest people there for supper at 4:15 pm. Then the older crowd trickled in, 30-45 years older than us or the workers at the restaurant. That made me feel old! They were coming in as we were leaving????

Blink 182 are making a comeback. Video inside link.

http://www.nme.com/news/blink-182/92187?utm_campaign=nme-friday-11-march-11-03-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Dave Grohl prank calls Jeff Probst on radio. Listen inside the link!

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/92188?utm_campaign=nme-friday-11-march-11-03-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Foo Fighters live, “Under Pressure” LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

Metallica news

http://www.nme.com/news/metallica/92191?utm_campaign=nme-friday-11-march-11-03-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

The making of REM’s “Losing my Religion” video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-making-of-r-e-m-s-iconic-losing-my-religion-video-20160311

Whenever Lars Ulrich speaks I have a tendency to wait a week while he thinks about it.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-gotta-finish-new-record-now/

Lamb of God shared it…..

Recommended by “Walk off the Earth”

Bill Murray on the Stephen Colbert show. I totally don’t get Bill Murray’s comedie?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-bill-murrays-bizarre-late-show-cameo-20160312#ixzz42hLRawBI

I’m not sure I’d apologize? They weren’t there & were needed.

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-jesse-hughes-forgiveness-la-bataclan-security-aware-terrorist-attacks/

Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump’s Violent Rhetoric Sparked Chicago Protest

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/rachel-maddow-donald-trumps-violent-rhetoric-sparked-chicago-protest-20160312#ixzz42hirq0ef

100 best albums of the ’90s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-nineties-20110427/r-e-m-out-of-time-20110516

Alter Bridge shared it………

Sesame Street characters sing a ‘Bones, Thugs & Harmony’ song

Thanks bro!!!

Phil Collins first concert in 5 years!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-phil-collins-return-for-first-concert-in-five-years-20160312#ixzz42iXINhh7

50 Most Controversial Hard Rock + Metal Album Covers [NSFW]
http://loudwire.com/most-controversial-hard-rock-metal-album-covers/

Live shared this,…………..whatever it is?

AC/DC have canceled tour dates due Brian Johnson’s hearing illness. Doctors have advised him not to tour. Singer for The Hives volunteers to preform in his place. “The Hives” song inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/the-hives-howlin-pelle-almqvist-offers-sing-acdc/

Carly Rae Jepsen & Bob Saget on stage together. Singing “Fuller House” theme song

https://www.facebook.com/RollingStone/posts/10153378859960779?notif_t=notify_me_page

I’d love to tell you “In Flames” are recording a new album, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t. They just posted a photo of a drum kit on their instagram account.

Iron Maiden” are riding in style

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/iron-maidens-ed-force-one-plane-badly-damaged-in-airport-accident-20160313#ixzz42oSJljkJ

A. D. D. shared this….

https://soundcloud.com/addloud/so-the-pain

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

COVER SONGS/EXERCISE TOTAL

Give it some time to load the crap load of links please?

I to fall asleep to “Coldplay” the album “A Head Full of Dreams”, “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia”, ended up falling asleep to “Opeth” the album “Pale Communion”

I exercised to”Anthrax” the album “For all Kings” that wasn’t long enough so I put on “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

Exercise weekly total! 2970 crunches, walking one day 660 meters, 240 squats, 140 leg lifts, & 180 pushups! I figure if Kevin Hart can do 1000 sit ups a day, there’s no reason for me not to try & attain that total. I just have to work up to it. All of that being said, I was so tired yesterday I thought it had to be Friday. I now do 3 or 4 exercises a day not 2 or 3! Minimum of 3.

These are most of the cover songs we played in University. I knew the words for all of them, with the exception of one song. “Whiskey in the Jar” Metallica’s cover of Thin Lizzy. Long song, lyric wise. I know I’ve done this before, but now you should see a preview of the youtube link rather than just the link, I hope! I still have our set list from “Beerfest” at the U of R from 2002, this is it.

We did this as a punk version!

And we’d mix in our 7 original songs. We then learned about 4-6 other songs. I remember learning these 2.

Thursday’s episode of Netflix & Chill

Trivium shared it….

Max Cavalera remembers pissing off Lemmy Kilmister

http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-pissing-off-lemmy-kilmister-sepultura-album-anniversary-shows/

Same album! All music by Dave Grohl & sent to his favourite metal singers!

Captain America : The Civil War!!! …………….and now we have Spider-man!!!!!!!!!

Affiance’ new video. Never heard of them? Lets take a look.

http://loudwire.com/affiance-reboot-exclusive-video-premiere/

Call it whatever you want Grindcore, Metal or Twigs & berries. This just isn’t for me.

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-grindcore-bands/

Of course the venue would respond that it wasn’t an “inside job”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bataclan-deny-eodms-jesse-hughes-insane-inside-job-claim-20160311

Jimmy Kimmel discusses Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/kimmel-supercut-donald-trump-has-a-lot-of-famous-friends-20160311

Killswitch Engage new album review. I like Killswitch Engage as much as I like potatoes. I don’t like potatoes. They do have 1 song I don’t mind, but it’s a cover song.

http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-incarnate-album-review/

Here’s the cover tune below.

2 weeks until Batman vs. Superman hits theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie. I didn’t see it nor do I care to. I don’t follow her on facebook because I don’t care to. I don’t know what the big deal is but it made it’s way to “The Ellen Degeneres Show” yesterday, and I still don’t care. A boob is a boob, a WHOHAA is a WHOHAA.

 

Jose Bautista stated publicly that he gave the President & the General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays a non negotiable contract at the start of spring training.  Now it’s rumored that he will negotiate.  This is his last year on his current contract.  So why the change all of a sudden?  Is he worried he over priced himself?  he’s 35 or 36 years old.  I’d offer him 3 years at $25 million/year, then 2 option years at $20 million & the last year at $18 million.  If that’s not enough, let him test the free agent market at the end of the year or trade him at the trade deadline at the end of July

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MY TYPICAL DAY/SHORT BLOG TOMORROW, BASEBALL IN THE AFTERNOON

I fell asleep to “Coldplay” the album “A Head Full of Dreams”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” the self titled album released in 2013.

Yes, this is on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002//

What I do Monday-Friday? I like to get up when Kim gets up to go to work, 6:00 am, 6:30 am, or at least 7:00 am. I like to get up & get everything done so I can do nothing so Kim & I can spend the evening together.

I get up & have my usual breakfast of water, black coffee, & a glass of blended fruit & vegetables that I make on the weekends. I sit down & watch one of the night time talk shows I recorded from the previous night. After that, I get my butt in gear & exercise for 1 hour or a little more. I shower every second day either after my exercises or before bed if Kim & I go walking when she gets home from work. Once that’s done I come into our computer room & start grabbing stuff for the blog. After that………….lunch, then back in here. I then hit the couch around 2:30 or 3:00 pm. I watch “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown”. Kim calls on her way home to see if we need anything & what my thoughts are for supper, or whatever we do or don’t have planned.

Ian Fletcher Thornley live. On tour for his solo album “Secrets”

Breaking Benjamin announce additional tour dates for 2016

http://loudwire.com/breaking-benjamin-additional-2016-acoustic-tour-dates/

Kenny Rogers on working with “The 5th Beatle” George Martin

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kenny-rogers-on-working-with-george-martin-the-highlight-of-my-career-20160309

Hate Eternal, don’t have a clue who they are, announce 2016 tour dates.

http://loudwire.com/hate-eternal-north-american-tour-vital-remains-black-fast-inanimate-existence/

Sorry about that^^

I don’t know of this band but their drummer lost a leg, in some kind of accident. There’s a video inside the link of him doing a therapy session. It looks very impressive!!

http://loudwire.com/the-ghost-inside-drummer-andrew-tkaczyk-standing-loss-right-leg/

Video from ‘Weezer’

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-weezers-super-meta-california-kids-video-20160310

Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, single

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-zayn-maliks-dancey-like-i-would-20160310

Eagles of Death Metal suggests that security guards knew about the attack in Paris. Short video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/eagles-of-death-metal-jesse-hughes-security-bataclan-attack/

I’m pretty sure I’m on a “Dream Theater” kick now, with a dash of “Pentatonix”?

Muse discography on guitar 13 minutes long

And that’s why seeing Muse live is on my bucket list!!!! Why was their first album 2nd last in this video?

After watching that Muse video, I might go on a Muse kick as well?

Daylight saving time is just to confuse others, like me, what time it is for everyone else?

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres