TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL      

This felt like a very long week.  I was thinking Wednesday was Friday, man was I wrong!

I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” their debut self-titled album, then “Nothing but Thieves” then “In Flames” the live album “The Tokyo Showdown”  I kept waking up throughout the night, just listening to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms”, then finally “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

LANGUAGE IN A FEW OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I exercised to “Chevelle” the album “The North Corridor”, too short for my exercise.  I then put on “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm und Drang”

 

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The numbers are a bit off this week.  I was trying out a few things but I’ve got it now. 7500 crunches, 490 squats, 390 pushups, 350 leg lifts

 

100 squats, 1500 crunches, 70 leg lifts & 80 pushups every day, 5 days a week.  I’d like to see 150 pushups a day. It may take a while but I’ll get there eventually.

 

I alternate the leg lifts.  3 days of 70 leg lifts on my back & 2 days of 70 leg lifts on my hands and knees.  Then I’ll switch it the next week to 3 days on my hands & knees, then 2 days on my back.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  Does anyone ever talk to their own Doctor or does everyone trust celebrities more?  What does Jenny McCarthy think of vaccinations?  What does Dr. Oz think about this pill?….etc.  If the celebrities you trust all held hands and jumped off of a tall bridge, would you?

 

Walk off the Earth have made 13 singles/cover songs.  I put them all on 1 album on my iPod!

 

Big Wreck shared it….

 

I miss Foo Fighters & Queens of the Stone Age

I should listen to this stuff more often.

 

In Flames live…..

 

New band alert “Seasons After”.  I’m not preordering this.  I’m going to wait for it’s full release & make my decision then, since I’ve never heard of them.

I guess they have 2 full length albums out on iTunes?  If I’m not sure about purchasing an album on iTunes, I’ll either let it simmer for a while, ask my brother what he thinks or check out a band on Apple Music.

 

OK, let me explain the “Sum 41” preorder.  On their last album they didn’t play watered down punk music for the masses.  It was more of a hard rock album.  The single from the upcoming release sounds like more of a hard rock sound also.

 

Pentatonix & Dolly Parton sing the song “Jolene”

 

Alter Bridge “Show me a Leader” acoustic

 

From “Fall Out Boy”

“Growing up the things that informed my life and me the most were experiential. These were the moments that you could live inside. I remember there was a summer where guns n’ roses, terminator 2 and slalom water skiing all met up in my head. It was relentless in the way I thought about them and the way they commingled with each other. I can remember that summer and still in some ways go back and live inside of it because of the way it was so experiential and transformative for me. There is a texture to it. Like pop culture was curated by some force that summer for me personally… BLOOM is meant to be an experiential idea- one that started as a conversation between us and bobby hundreds… just an idea. then it became a short film about how you can empower yourself, how falling/failing can make you stronger… but that conversation became bigger and we realized that we could create a film, stage uniforms, stage look, show design, and merchandise and have them all inform each other. So that we could make a moment that would be different than all the moments before it and after it- that you could take with you as a texture. In so many ways it is amazing the dialogue we can have and the art we can create and share with each other now. I love seeing the fan art from to shows and movies I love… it’s that conversation that wasn’t truly possible in that summer to me- that’s what I appreciate most about now. So if you are reading this, you are part of BLOOM.

Sometimes you have to crack the pavement before you can BLOOM.

-pw”

 

I’d have to go with “Alter Bridge”

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-sum-41-make-run-alter-bridge-top-video-countdown/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

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Still Tuesday July 26th. Just returned from the chiropractor. I actually cracked this time, last time I didn’t. Baseball & an ice pack & we’ll see how I feel in the morning? There likely wont be an exercise total this week or early on next week unless I wake up & feel great.

Wednesday morning much better back! Some stretching & ice, and I hope to be in my exercise routine by the beginning of next week!

My back muscles get tight over night of course, when I get up it’s not pleasant. After dooing multiple stretches & applying ice, it feels remarkably better, almost no pain at all.

On this day, Thursday, July 26th, 2012 I was released from the Wascana Rehabilitation Center & I haven’t returned since. I’d like to visit, but I can’t drive & Kim’s working full time.

Sorry, I just write a lot.

I REALLY liked my job as a printing press operator. The most difficult thing to deal with was getting the paper feeder set up properly. You could have identical press’ side by side & they wouldn’t work the same. I was young & still learning when I started there, around 23 I’d guess? I got cancer 6 days after my 28th birthday. I was thrown in & everyone expected a TON from me. When Sherry Stewart & I were working the same shift, I’d mentally race to keep up or try to pass her in setting up a job on a press. She is really good at her job & was always a step ahead of me. I kind of miss running a printing press. If I could go back to Impact Printers I would in a heart beat.

I didn’t seek out to be a printer, I fell into it accidentally I had no clue what I wanted to do. I grabbed a calender from SIAST & thought the Graphic Arts Production program looked interesting. Even when I first got there I thought I’d take desktop computer designing….boy was I wrong after my first semester I chose to going into the production side of things. I liked it, since I didn’t have to deal with clients for the most part. When I did have to deal with a client I was fine, not always what I wanted to do, but not a big deal.

When iPods came out, I’d pop in 1 ear bud, listen to the press & go about my day. Most print shops, at least the ones I worked at, nobody running a press wanted to stop for lunch or coffee. Once it’s running well you don’t want to interrupt a press. If it’s not going well, you have work to do/figure out the problem.

This happened on July 26th 2004. A guitarist doing his job, playing live & shot by a fan.

http://loudwire.com/local-news-station-looks-back-dimebag-darrell-murder/

This wasn’t the group he was with at the time. This is the group he is most known for.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 is the official day that Big Wreck started recording their 5th full length studio album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy Kimmel & Matt Damon in couples therapy

This is up for some award as rock song of the year? I like Fall Out Boy, but I’ve always thought of them as a pop band, not a rock band?

Slash preforms with “School of Rock” kids. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-guns-n-roses-slash-surprise-kid-rockers-at-school-of-

rock-w430826

A petition against hate signed by celebrities!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/bryan-cranston-kerry-washington-sign-anti-trump-petition-w431136

32 years ago July 27th Metallica released their follow up to the album “Kill ’em All” with their 2nd album “Ride the Lightning”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-ride-the-lightning-album-anniversary/

Guitar gear heads Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist for Metallica, is releasing an effects pedal.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-khdk-electronics-scuzz-box-pedal/

I had no clue “Smash Mouth” was still around. Can’t say I’ve ever been a fan.

http://www.nme.com/news/smash-mouth/95273?utm_campaign=nme-daily-27th-jul-03-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

There are many famous groups I don’t listen to, since I’m not a fan of their music. I’m sorry if I don’t like your favourite band or solo act. It would be a pretty boring world if everybody liked the same stuff. Out of all of the bands/musicians I don’t listen to. If I had to choose one it would be Metallica. If you don’t have the same taste in music, that’s fine by me.

Wednesday’s Gerber & Gerber movie review courtesy the Consequence of Sound. Jason Bourne

What’s new with the “Manson family”?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/manson-family-where-are-they-now-w430665

I have no albums coming to me until October 7th then 2 are released that day.

The only 2 things I can think of that might pop up in the next 2 months music wise for me is “The Pretty Reckless” & “Into Eternity”? I’ve got the single from “The Pretty Reckless” but no release date. I know “Into Eternity” has an album recorded, it’s not released yet though. “Tool”, I’m just not holding my breath for it will be released whenever & myself and other “Tool” fans will rejoice!

Good news for Guns n’ Roses fans. No end date for the “reunion” tour.

http://loudwire.com/production-manager-guns-n-roses-reunion-tour-continue-far-into-2017/

Live shared it from 1995…………….

John Oliver on Stephen Colbert’s show

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-john-oliver-break-down-cool-stepdad-tim-kaine-at-dnc-w431399

Matt Damon on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/hear-matt-damons-classic-prince-story-on-fallon-w431396

I don’t think this will work? I’m not 15 again. Oh yeah, & I’m not American. I hope it works out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-launches-classic-channel-dedicated-to-1990s-w431416

I found this just trolling on www.youtube.com LANGUAGE!!!!!

Quiet/boring week here. I actually miss exercising? It keeps me busy along with writing a blog everyday. I’ve been watching movies over & over again, & “Stranger Things” on Netflix. Of course a ton of music as well. Stretching my back & applying ice to it.

This is what I’ve been listening to throughout the week…………..

LANGUAGE????

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ROAD RAGE

I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm und Drang” the entire album, then a small portion of “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

SORRY LANGUAGE IT’S LIVE!!!!

I exercised to “The Pretty Reckless” both albums on shuffle

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Sure, there are people out there driving differently than you. I’ve been told not to waste my time & energy & I always ask myself first “Will this matter in 20 years?”. The answer is NO! 99.99% of the time, so it’s quite rare that I get angry about stuff.

If I’m a passenger in someone’s vehicle, why are you ranting & raving to me about the so called idiot driving near us? I can’t fix it? Talk to them tell them how you’d like them to drive. What’s the point of getting angry at me & why do I need to hear it? Are you willing to take driving suggestions from them? If not, your passengers don’t need to hear you having a hissy fit over someone that cut you off, drives too fast or too slow, etc. What the heck did I do & why are you complaining to me? I CAN’T FIX IT!!! FIGURE IT OUT, I DON’T NEED /WANT TO HEAR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meisha Tate on Conan

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/miesha-tate-takes-jab-at-ronda-rousey-on-conan-20160622

I’m sure the members of Led Zeppelin have a few million to share in a result of a loss in the court battle?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/what-happens-if-led-zeppelin-loses-the-stairway-to-heaven-trial-20160622

Stephen Colbert on the NRA & gun control in general

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-blast-senate-over-rejected-gun-bills-20160622

10 songs Led Zeppelin ripped off. I like Led Zeppelin, I just came across this, like everything on this site. It’s a good thing Led Zeppelin made these bands famous, or else I would never have heard of them?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelins-10-boldest-rip-offs-20160622

Consequence of Sound review of Red Hot Chili Peppers new album “The Getaway”

10 best Red Hot Chili Peppers music videos

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-the-10-best-red-hot-chili-peppers-music-videos-20160622

This is my favourite by far. The link was freezing on me. You should be able to play each one if it’s working for you?

New artist from one of you followers. I like it, but it’s one of those things I’d buy & never listen to?

Sorry, only available at live shows. He’s from Chicago.

I guess if you purchase a physical CD of “The North Corridor” by Chevelle on July 8th it should be signed by the group.

REALLY? Two unheard songs purchased on eBay on analog tape.

http://loudwire.com/two-unreleased-songs-claimed-to-be-from-nirvana-surface-online/

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

This explains the Copyright law facing www.youtube.com

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-linkin-park-trent-reznor-more-call-for-reform-digital-millennium-copyright-act/

Article with lead guitarist Mark Morton from Lamb of God!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/lamb_of_gods_mark_morton_im_a_blues_guitar_player_100_i_just_happen_to_be_in_a_metal_band.html

Big Wreck is writing & I think recording? Either way it’s great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At this point I really don’t care what Maynard’s up to until Tool releases a new album or announces their retirement.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-trailer-for-maynard-james-keenans-upcoming-memoir-20160622

Live again LANGUAGE Dave Grohl, “Learn to Fly” acoustic

Consequence of Sound’s “Netflix & Chill” segment

I’ve given up on this show. The first 2 seasons were really good, third season was very underwhelming, watched the first episode of the 4th season & packed it in on the “Orange is the New Black”

Remember this site is only my interpretation of things. I urge you to “dig” deep & find something you like. It’s a very subjective thing, the arts. This is on an album titled “Dig”

The verdict on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” trial is in.

http://loudwire.com/led-zeppelin-not-guilty-stairway-to-heaven-trial/

New Rob Zombie video LANGUAGE & WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-medication-for-the-melancholy-video/

More Dave Grohl in the news, he reveals that he was high while preforming with Taylor Swift. Challenged to smoke up by Paul McCartney!

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-funny-story-duetting-taylor-swift-while-high-paul-mccartney-party/

LAGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Halestorm has been writing their next album & will also release another EP cover songs.

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-start-writing-next-album-plan-another-covers-ep/

Batman vs. Superman Ultimate Edition release date…………………?………………….maybe July 19th ?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Batman-V-Superman-Ultimate-Edition-Blu-ray-DVD-Released-120987.html

Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliott “Ghostbusters” theme song

Ah, our neighbours South of us in Canada. This might work? Nothing else has.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/10-powerful-moments-from-the-congressional-gun-sit-in-20160623

I thought I heard that 92% of the Americans polled for some type of gun control?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-godawful-bill-at-the-center-of-the-gun-sit-in-20160623

Jimmy Fallon was FANTASTIC yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-macklemore-elle-fanning-play-catchphrase-on-fallon-20160623

This kid was on the show as well.

A new Chevelle song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Album out July 8th

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-pete-loeffler-the-north-corridor-album-young-wicked-song-premiere/

Song inside the link^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JUST BECAUSE IT’S HEAVY DOESN’T MEAN I LIKE IT?

I fell asleep to “Zac Brown Band” the album “Jekyll + Hyde” after listening to “The Tea Party” the album “Edges of Twilight”

I exercised to “Led Zeppelin” all of the studio albums & my 3 disc box set on shuffle, didn’t hear my favourite songs though. I did hear their biggest hit though “Stairway to Heaven”, good song I just find it overrated, I still like it though.

Here’s “Stairway to Heaven” for those who don’t know it?

Yes I like pop, rap, hip hop, jazz, some country, but mostly rock & metal. I only know of one person in my life that listens to metal & nothing else. I can’t do that, after a while it’s like “OK, stop screaming at me!” Variety is the spice of life? Take almost everything in small doses? That’s how I take my music. I don’t purchase rap or country music since I know it would be a waste of money since I’d rarely listen to it. Just not my go to music. As long as the individuals enjoy what they’re doing, that’s good enough for me! I don’t have to like it or buy it!

Look at that! The Toronto Blue Jays’ bats sort of woke up last night. It’s like they rolled over & said “5 more minutes mom” as they won 7-2 against the NY Yankees. I think that’s the first time they’ve scored more than 3 runs in a game? They’re only 9 games into the season though 151 games to go!

Article with Trivium!!!

http://www.bluntmag.com.au/interviews/trivium-push-forward/

Really, a graphic novel about Kurt Cobain? Just leave his family & friends alone.

http://loudwire.com/graphic-novel-kurt-cobain-october-2016/

Clutch special for record store day

I’ve had more than enough of the USA’s Presidential campaign. Everything American is shoved down Canadians throats! If their still undecided, then they should miss out. The candidates are so close to making “Yo Mama” jokes at this point.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ice-cube-donald-trump-is-what-americans-love-20160413

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth interview

Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, & At The Drive In form new group. They said Mastodon, I can’t get into them at all! Name is “Gone is Gone”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mastodon-at-the-drive-in-qotsa-members-form-supergroup-gone-is-gone-20160413

Pearl Jam is on tour

http://www.pearljam.com/tour

If you can make it to Orlando, Flo Rida, by July 6th you can attend an “Alter Bridge” listening party for the new album!

https://fret12.com/store/alter-bridge/product/58341846

Your guide to record store day.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/record-store-day-2016-the-ultimate-guide-20160414

Pentatonix shared it……

1 year anniversary for Halestorm’s album “Into The Wild Life”

Chris Henderson tune on iTunes

I’d like to see the new live action “Jungle Book” movie

Reason 958 to not take your cell phone into concert. It bothers other people who’ve paid the same amount as you to actually want to watch the concert. I don’t hate cell phones, I would just like people to think before they video live performance/learn some concert etiquette.

http://loudwire.com/the-story-so-far-singer-dropkicks-fan/

Guitarist, Joe Perry, clarifies Steven Tyler’s comments about an Aerosmith farewell tour.

http://loudwire.com/joe-perry-clarifies-steven-tylers-aerosmith-farewell-tour-comments/

^^Oh, the irony!

36 years ago Iron Maiden released their debut/self titled album.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-debut-album-anniversary/?fb2

3 hours roughly/9 innings, then extra innings if needed. Check the guide on your TV so I can watch the game.

http://www2.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?2nd+inning+of+a+Jays+game+and+the+girl+in+front+of+you+has+an+important+question&id=577650

Axl Rose uses Dave Grohl’s throne

http://www.nme.com/news/guns-n-roses/92969?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-apr-14-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Not only the first time solo but also the first time in 51 years!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/watch-paul-mccartney-play-two-beatles-classics-for-the-first-time-solo?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-apr-14-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Carly Rae Jepsen remix by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New ‘Run Away With Me’ Remixes Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CANCER/GRAMMY AWARDS

I fell asleep to “Anthrax” all on shuffle!

I exercised to ”Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle!

My brain cancer diagnoses was in 2008. The distance from Tuesday, February 5th 2008 makes my cancer seem very insignificant sort of like “Ah, what the heck was that?”. Sure I’m in a wheelchair, I can’t drive, & I have a patch over my left eye. No big deal to me! I can laugh about MY cancer, I don’t laugh about anyone else’ though. It’s something I hope nobody will ever have to go through or deal with. Me? I’m alive, I’ve got this & if I need help, I’ve got lots of great people to help me. Sure I’ll have some lasting effects from brain cancer, so I adjust to do a task in a different way.

It’s not the ’90s anymore I guess, time for me to grow up sort of……………….nope that won’t work. I’m 36 and set in my ways. The Grammy Awards weren’t terrible. There were some artists that I liked. Bruno Mars, “1989” by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lionel Richie, Lady Ga Ga’s tribute to David Bowie, Pentatonix, Stevie Wonder, Alice Cooper, the tribute to Lemmy Kilmister & of course Dave Grohl was there! Lamb of God was nominated for their 6th Grammy, I don’t know or really care if they won? Grammy Awards that have been won really don’t dictate what I’m going to “purchase” or “stream”. Yes I still purchase the odd CD & purchase albums from iTunes.

Sorry, I’ve tried to listen to “Guns n’ Roses”, I just can’t get into them. Somewhere here there’s a purchased CD of “Appetite for Destruction”. It hasn’t seen the light of day for quite sometime. They’re all obviously good at what they do & likely busted their butts to achieve their success, just not for me. It sometimes takes me a few years to enjoy an album if I dismiss it upon first listen. I bought “Appetite for Destruction” in 2000. It’s 2016, and no, I’m still not a fan.

http://loudwire.com/former-guns-n-roses-manager-irving-azoff-denies-pressuring-axl-rose-reunite-classic-lineup/

Cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” added 2 actors

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/benicio-del-toro-laura-dern-join-cast-of-next-star/399474?utm_campaign=nme-daily-15th-feb-15-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – voting

“Halestorm” cover “Eagles of Death Metal” in Paris

Beck & surviving Nirvana member play pre Grammy show honoring David Bowie. Song inside the link. “The Man Who Sold The World”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beck-nirvana-members-team-to-cover-david-bowie-at-pre-grammy-party-20160215#ixzz40FU8ju4C

The new “Tremonti” single is coming soon!!!!!!

As a fan of “Muse” I wasn’t big on this latest release? Musically, yes, lyrically, no.

http://loudwire.com/muse-best-rock-album-drones-2016-grammy-awards/

Muse are on tour & I missed them, again. They’re back in Europe finishing their tour. They did have some Canadian dates but I missed them. I don’t even remember where they were, probably too “…..far away…”?

I thought “Lady Ga Ga” did a fantastic David Bowie tribute!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/lady-gaga-does-david-bowie-proud-with-theatrical-show-stopping-grammys-medley-watch/

I do like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-kendrick-lamar-win-big-at-2016-grammys-20160216

I love James Corden’s carpool karaoke

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-justin-bieber-james-corden-carpool-karaoke-after-grammys-20160216

I really liked the tribute to Lemmy Kilmister as well. I thought I’d see Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses former drummer) die during this performance?

http://loudwire.com/lemmy-kilmister-son-he-set-great-example-hard-working-musicians/

I guess “Ghosts” won “Best Metal performance”? Not “Lamb if God”? Oh, well. I didn’t even know “Sevendust” was nominated for this as well.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/watch-ghost-accept-the-grammy-for-best-metal-performance.html

Not my favourite “Fall Out Boy” album.

Just to clear the air on the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m pretty sure every Jays fan has a suggestion as to what they’d do to the roster. I would trade $20,000,000 32 year old Troy Tulowitzki for a needed back up Catcher & some prospects, if that trade is available? You put a young guy at Short Stop (who’s talent will likely be wasted sitting on the bench) & you have 2 other utility infielders that can fill the void at 2B in the meantime until Devon Travis can play (expected back in May). I have nothing against Tulowitzki, his bat & defense are incredible. At the very least I hope they make Devon Travis earn the 2B spot from Goins. If the Blue Jays didn’t have Ryan Goins I wouldn’t bother giving up Tulowitzki. It just saves money for Bautista & Encarnacion, who’s contracts are up at the end of the year & will be looking for a final contract in the neighbour hood of $20,000,000 each, “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCowen” has echoed this many times, has anybody mentioned this to president Mark Shapiro or GM Ross Atkins? I’d call in to the show on Mondays or Fridays if my voice was better, but oh well. Just to ask if this has been mentioned to the president or general manager? If not you teach Tulowitzki to play 1B & trade Encarnacion or let him walk at the end of the year? I just hate the idea of not playing Ryan Goins everyday. Bob McCowen came up with the last idea. Only 6 days until pitchers & catchers report to spring training in Florida!!!!!

Record of the year. How could it not be? This song sounds best a maximum volume aka 11!

Pentatonix & Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards

Sorry, I’m long winded, I enjoy writing. I used to write song lyrics, now I write a blog. When I would write lyrics for a song, 4 of us would record a demo of the music. I’d put that on my iPod & take 2 weeks roughly to write lyrics, then at least another week to name the song. My brother gave me crap when I’d take so long to name a song “CHRIS, WHY? HURRY UP AND NAME IT ALREADY!!!!”

I had 3 partially written songs that I re-worked to fit the music. Other than that, the lyrics I wrote took a while. I write these posts the same way. I write a bit, then figure out a title, only it needs to have a title in a few hours not a few weeks, I write “Under Pressure” see, that just popped up.

According to Rolling Stone, Kendrik Lamar, stole the show at the Grammy Awards. Song inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/grammys-2016-king-kendrick-lamar-steals-the-show-20160216

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LAST SEASON FOR AMERICAN IDOL

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Muse” the album “Absolution”

 

Squats aren’t that fun. Muscles I haven’t ever thought about are killing me today. I’ve done a total of 100 squats this week. That’s enough squats for the week. I changed it up & did 50 push ups & yoga to stretch some painful muscles. I’ve got the mind of someone in their 20s & the body of someone in their 90s. Yet I haven’t turned 36 yet?

 

We all knew American Idol wouldn’t go on forever. I’m assuming people got bored with the platform. Not all of the winners went on to stardom, yet kids continued to audition. I couldn’t point out what went wrong other than it’s been around for 15 seasons, & FOX wanted something new? That’s just my guess. It’s weird to think some kids don’t know a world without American Idol? It’s a great marketing tool, but how many winners of the show went on to large success? I could only name a few at best. Where did the 2014 winner go?

 

Fall Out Boy video feat. Demi Lovato

 

These are just funny, hidden baseball tricks that make the opposing player look like a fool. Yes, I’ve been on both sides of these plays.

 

I saw some photos of some artists. “Kongos” is finishing the vocals for their album. “Linkin Park” is in the studio Chester Bennington was shown recording vocals. “Alter Bridge” are writing/rehearsing for their 5th album & will be in the studio “soon”. Looks promising for new music this year. If anyone is coming to a place near you, I encourage you to go out & support your preferred musician. This free music is hurting the industry. I should get out to more shows as well. We have an actual money tree, but it just grows leaves, not printed money……………BAD, MONEY TREE, BAD!!!!!!!!

 

Here’s the “Coachella” festival line up from Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/coachella-guns-n-roses-lcd-soundsystem-calvin-harris-lead-lineup-20160104

 

More from Loud Wire on the “Guns n’ Roses” reunion.

http://loudwire.com/slash-duff-mckagan-officially-join-axl-rose-guns-n-roses-coachella-lineup/

 

I’m not a fan of these 3 groups, so for me, this is almost sad.

http://loudwire.com/shinedown-seether-breaking-benjamin-lead-first-u-s-now-thats-what-i-call-rock-set/

 

Wolfmother fans, here’s the new single. I like their sound, I could see the vocals getting old fast? I’ll have to check them out. I do remember hearing their first big hit in 2006 or 2007?

http://loudwire.com/wolfmother-new-track-gypsy-caravan/

This is it from 2006

This was on good ol’ “Guitar Hero”

 

Walk Off The Earth” video cover of “Adele”. I really like this group!

 

Stephen Colbert talks about the Vatican’s review of “Star Wars”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-examines-vaticans-harsh-the-force-awakens-review-20160106

 

Opeth’s beer being reviewed

 

Hear Jack White in the late 1980s before The White Stripes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-a-rare-ferocious-track-from-jack-whites-pre-white-stripes-band-20160106

 

Local band “Third Ion” plans to release album number 2 this year!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

 

Drummer for “Clutch” tells who his top 5 drummers are.

http://bravewords.com/news/clutchs-jean-paul-gaster-runs-down-top-5-drummers-video

 

Little news from “Alter Bridge”! Singer “Myles Kennedy” is sifting through some “killer $h!+” he got from Mark Tremonti while on the road with Slash.

 

Courtney Love covers Radiohead’s song “Creep”. LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/courtney-love/90627?utm_campaign=nme-daily-6th-jan-06-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

When “Radiohead” played music & not random noise with their effect pedals!

 

Big Wreck shared it…..

 

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres