WEEKEND UPDATE/PAUL SIMON – GRACELAND

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

Friday evening ended with me watching the Blue Jays win their first game on the road in Texas.  Rain delay but they got it in.  I was also throwing back a couple of pints of Rebellions “Cherry Tart” beer.  I love their sour beers that come by once a year.

2 pints of “Cherry Tart (sour) beer” is full of sugar, almost too sweet for me.  All of that sugar & I was wide awake in the shower by 8:00 am on Saturday.  It’s very sour for 3 or 4 seconds, then incredibly sweet.  Went for a visit with my Grandparents in the afternoon.  Came home but stopped for “Wok Box” for supper.  Neither of us had ever tried it.  Expensive, but Kim will get 2 meals out of her order, in the long run it’s not bad for a fast meal.

Watched the Blue Jays lose 5-1 against Texas.  That makes their record 5W-4L.  After 9 games last year they were 1W-8L, so this is an improvement but nothing to get too excited about.  The Blue Jays will likely look very different by June or at least this year.  It will be more players from the minor leagues taking over.  Next season, nobody will have heard of the players on the 25 man roster.  Yes, they play almost every day.  They had an off day this past Thursday & another one this coming Thursday.

Sunday morning, that “Cherry Tart” beer is gone after 2 more pints last night, & thank goodness.  WAY too sweet for me, tasty, but too much sugar!  Woke up at 8:00 am again, & we don’t even have a kid.  Last game of 3 games for the Blue Jays in Texas.  Hopefully they can get a win today to make their season record 6W-4L instead of a 5W-5L record.  If they’re going to do anything this year they need to have a much better record at the end of April.  Last year they dug themselves a deep hole & never got out of it finishing 4th in a division of 5 teams.

Then it will be a regular Sunday for us of getting ready for the week, Kim will be getting groceries, I made my juice yesterday, hard boil some eggs for breakfast during the week, laundry to be washed & put away, etc.

 

PAUL SIMON’S – GRACELAND

My Father bought this album when I was very young.  It was released in 1986, I’m not sure if that’s when he got it?  I was a kid so at first I thought it was just OK.  It aged well though!  I ended up buying my own CD sometime between 2005 & 2007?  This is the only Paul Simon album I own.  I know at some point, I’ll seek out more of his stuff, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Now I consider this album as one of my many classic albums….

 

Top 10 Foo Fighters riffs.

 

Avatar sequel is coming, why?  I had many issues with the first one, I didn’t care for it at all.  Kim bought it though.

 

Number 1.  Fall Out Boy are NOT a rock band.  Number 2.  They’re a guitar based pop band that uses samples.  If you’re looking for more than that, go somewhere else.  I like Fall Out Boy, great pop band.  If I want to hear a rock band, I’ll listen to something different.

 

New “Pentatonix” 11 song album “Top Pop Vol.1” is out Friday, April 13th.

 

2 big releases on April 20th.  “A Perfect Circle” & “Tesseract”

This “Tesseract” band is growing on me, in a good way, not like warts, crabs, or herpes, those have never grown on me.

 

Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” reworked for TV show “West World”

http://loudwire.com/nirvana-heart-shaped-box-reworked-westworld-season-2-trailer/

 

Yes, I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible.  What doesn’t make sense to me is, why are they babying certain players that are constantly injured?  Their 2B player has been in the major league for 4 years & probably hasn’t played a full season if all of his games were added together.  A season is 162 games, an “everyday” player should be around 120 – 140 games.  This guy is playing for 2 games & 1 game off, to avoid injury, WHY?  So, if he stays healthy he’ll play 108 games.  If he can play 108 games, why not send him out for 120 or 130 games?  Special treatment for him could be difficult if/when they want to trade him.  Other teams could see him as a liability that needs special treatment rather than an asset in a trade.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/WOW MARVEL COMICS

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” their 2002 release “Songs for the Deaf” followed by “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

I exercised to “Bush” the album “Sixteen Stone” way back when they had to call themselves “Bush X” in Canada.  There was a Canadian called Bush, never heard them, my CD says “Bush X” released in 1994

500 crunches, 590 leg lifts, 700 pushups, 245 tricep pushups, 200 back flexes, & 240 squats.  That’s my week of exercising.

I figured out today how to do my exercises & not be completely exhausted after.  50 squats, 50 tricep pushups, 40 back flexes, 100 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 more pushups, & 130 leg lifts.

Thursday I was lacking energy & knew I wouldn’t make my totals after doing my squats.  I did everything just dialed the numbers back a bit.

In reference to Brewster’s teeth, he’ll be fine & it won’t cost nearly as much as I had anticipated.  That’s our kid, our little boy.  Might not make sense to some of you but you’d do the same for your human child I assume.  If there is something Kim or Brewster needs, consider it done, especially after what they’ve done for me!  When Kim looked at his teeth, I didn’t think twice “How soon can it happen?” Was the first thing I said & “What’s it going to cost?”

All of this exercising is almost too much for me.  I’m not stopping though.  The sets/numbers have gone up, which has made it more difficult.  I can do all of them, by the end I’m tired & seriously out of breath.  I roll over on my side or have some water as I try to catch my breath for a few minutes.  After that I roll up my exercise mat & carry on with whatever I can do around the house.  My exercise time is a minimum of 2 hours.  In the evenings, 3 days a week, I do some cardio.  Walking with my walker or riding a recumbent exercise bike.

The cardio I’ll tally it up at the end of the year or possibly in June & then the end of the year.

 

This looks like the year for Marvel to rake in a few billion dollars!

When you see me mention Deadpool, just always assume there will be language involved.

Deadpool 2 is locked & loaded for release on May 18th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Black Panther is set for release on February 16th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avengers: Infinity War also hits theaters this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Venom hits theaters in October.

Ant man & The Wasp will be in theaters in July

 

Aquaman comes to theaters December 21st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Han Solo comes to theaters this summer.

 

Other than “Aquaman” & “Han Solo” looks like Marvel wants to get crazy rich this year.  I still have yet to see “Thor Ragnarok” & “The Justice League”.  Looks like I’ll be busy this year, baseball starting shortly, the CFL, these movies, working out, & some TV thrown into the mix.

Paramore, Nothing but Thieves, Fall Out Boy, Pink, & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds all seem to be getting a LOT of air time from me.

 

I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing at this.

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

 

This was/is absolutely ridiculous/stupid

This is cute & funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/FALL OUT BOY

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Friday ended with us getting ready for Saturday.

My family, including Sherry & James, came over for pizza & Kim made carrot cupcakes.  I had no plans to have a birthday celebration this year.  Corey & Jolene’s daughter, 4 year old Hannah, asked “auntie” Kim if I was having a birthday party & if she was invited.  So I had a birthday party.  Hannah helped me blow out the candle on my cupcake after pizza.

I was considering a carrot cake from a bakery with “My Little Pony” on it for Hannah, so I know she’d like it.  It will taste the same no matter what’s on it!  I figured “As long as Hannah has a fun time”.

My birthday wasn’t really on Saturday, it’s on Tuesday but I can’t really drink multiple Guinness beer & Electric Cherry beer on Tuesday.  That’s when I exercise, back to the grind tomorrow & perhaps some fish tacos somewhere close for supper.  I don’t need anything fancy a pint of beer & some fish tacos is more than good enough for me!

Today is just getting ready for the week, boiling eggs, making a veggie juice, Kim has gone grocery shopping, etc.  Pretty normal Sunday for us.

 

Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

I like this album.  I don’t love it & I don’t hate it, I like it.  I would never consider them as a “rock” band.  More as a guitar based pop band.  If you’re looking for a rock band, you’re at the wrong place.  Their first album just suddenly appeared in my iTunes music years ago.  They use a lot of samples from older groups, at least on their last 3 albums, including this one.  I’d prefer a band that performs the song & play with a recorded backing track made by someone else, that’s probably why I don’t listen to rap music.  I’d give this album 3/5 stars.  The album is only 10 songs long.  I prefer longer albums of 12 or more songs, unless it’s “Dream Theater” or “Opeth”, then 5 songs that have a few songs around 8 minutes & 20 minutes.

Singer, Patrick Stump, explains the song writing process in “Fall Out Boy”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-fall-out-boys-patrick-stump-break-down-cinematic-new-song-church-w515942

 

I don’t know of any album release dates other than “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger” on March 9th.  Lead singer for “Alter Bridge”

 

Jack White has banned cell phones at his concerts.  Here’s my slightly different approach.

Cell Phones.  Turn it to vibrate, keep it with you for emergency. Warn people before the show (like in movie theaters). If it vibrates, step out to receive the text or call. If the musicians see your phone on they should stop, since you’re busy with your text or email, until security tosses the person out. I wonder what people did before cell phones? Right they went to a concert & enjoyed it for the memorable experience!

My friend from grade 9, Mr. Timothy Wong on cello!  We’ve always kept in touch.  BFF!

If you can’t keep it in your pants they’ll take it away! (Pun intended).  Male or female!

Dag Nam it!  I’m old, or young to some.  I graduated high school in June of ’98 (20 years ago).

 

You don’t have to be white to be racist!  You just need to be an idiot & post garbage like this on www.youtube.com.  Enjoy your lonely life!

VERY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

So in the past week we saw “Rush”, “Slayer”, ”Elton John”, & “Neil Diamond” retire.  “Elton John” might continue recording but not tour?  That’s gonna be one rocking retirement home someday!

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/GRETA VAN FLEET

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I fell asleep to “Black Sabbath” the album “Black Sabbath” followed by “Foo Fighters the album I recorded from the radio station when I was 20 “Live from Montreal 2000” followed by “Greta Van Fleet” their only album “From the Fires” X 2, “Devin Townsend Project” the album “Transcendence” & finally “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground”

Yeah, I was wide awake until 3:15 am, despite going to bed a 10:15 pm.  My mind was racing.  Anything I could pretend to stress about, I did so.  Why?  I don’t know.

I exercised to “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd”

 

Weekly exercise total for a 5 day week.  750 pushups, 500 crunches, 540 leg lifts, 250 squats, 540 triceps pushups, & 200 back flexes.  I was playing with the numbers this week.

Yes, every morning starts with me doing exercise, even over the holidays I just did 3 of my exercise, & stopped for a few days.  I’ve been back to 6 & 2 mystery exercises I’ll tell you about near the end of the year.

When Kim came home on Wednesday she brought up the mail.  Behold another 3 months of a prescription (from my family doctor who also was one of my doctors during my entire cancer scare) for low level in my Thyroid.  One day I just want to be a “normal” or as close to a “normal” person.  Just one day, without having to take pills.  I’m OK with my wheelchair for now & I’m fine with having an iPatch.

I guess I’m getting older, I’ll be 38 next week.  I’ve been taking medication for EVERYTHING & I’m just tired of doing that but I know that’s something I NEED to do.  I’ll be done my anti-biotics, for an apparent bladder infection, on the weekend.  Likely tomorrow I’ll start 3 months of pills for my Thyroid.  Those pills better help me lose weight!!!!

On the upside I’ve added 6 or 10 T-Shirts that fit me now this week.  There’s my “Opeth” shirt that I could wear if I wanted to show my belly off.  I believe it has shrunk in length A LOT.

 

Now I have a 4th concert I don’t want to miss, my brother will see it too.  No date, but they mentioned coming to Regina.  Finger Eleven & I Mother Earth.  Hopefully it’s on a weekend but if it’s not, I’ll be there with my younger but bigger brother.  They mention other nooks & crannies across Canada as well.  Worst case scenario, we’ll have to go to Saskatoon (I’m sick of that boring drive, 2.5 hours but it feels like 8 hours) bigger venue there though.

I think this is the 20th anniversary of Finger Eleven’s debut album?  My brother is a huge fan of both bands.  I love I Mother Earth, & I like Finger Eleven.

With “Slayer” retiring I’d throw “Trivium” or “Lamb of God” into the big 4

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-hopes-for-at-least-one-more-big-4-show-before-slayer-retires/

Yep, I bought the new “Fall Out Boy” album.  I’ll review it on the “Weekend Update” post.

Wow, some people are dumb!  It’s called a “Wall of Death”, sure that’s a great place for a baby?????????????????!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/worst-parent-ever-toddler-wall-of-death/

Seth Myers interview with Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost & Michael Che.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/michael-che-colin-jost-on-rejected-snl-sketches-w515821

When “Slayer” retires, Kerry King should learn to solo in key!  There’s 1 added to the list, actually at the top of his list!

http://loudwire.com/6-things-kerry-king-slayer-retires/

Elton John has said he’s doing a farewell tour, but said he’ll possibly be recording?

Do yourself a favour if you like “Lynyrd Skynyrd” & “Led Zeppelin” by checking out.

“Greta Van Fleet” their debut album of 8 songs released in November!

I bought this on Thursday & I can’t stop listening to it.  The singer, at times, sounds just like Robert Plant of “Led Zeppelin” & depending on the song the band sounds as though “Led Zeppelin” & “Lynyrd Skynyrd” had a baby.  There’s your review for that album since it only has 8 songs on it

 

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WHERE DO I FIT IN?

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I fell asleep to “Corrosion of Conformity” album “No Cross No Crown, followed by “Kelly Clarkson” the album “Meaning of Life”, followed by “Chevelle” the album “Sci-Fi Crimes” & finally “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”.  Takes me a while to fall asleep, unlike Kim she falls asleep about 15 seconds after she hits the bed.

I exercised to “Fall Out Boy” the album “M A N I A “, followed by “Halestorm” the album “Live in Philadelphia”.

 

150 pushups a day should count as cardio.  My heart beat goes through the roof & I’m out of breath.  I roll onto my side just to catch my breath!

I always ask myself this question.  When I was diagnosed with brain cancer was God testing me or was the Devil trying to kill me?  Much like the extreme black metal bands in Norway.  Why burn down a church because Christianity is forced upon them?  You can’t kill religion, as far as I know?  I’m religious but I don’t go to church.  Does that make me a bad person?  I don’t think so.

Does listening to hard rock & metal make me a bad person?  I don’t think so.  Why do I listen to mostly rock/metal?  Mainly because of the music.  When I go to a rock/metal concert I know I won’t be judged.  It’s a small niche market where outsiders tend to go.

All through high school I didn’t fit in with any group.  I hung out with 3 other guys & the 4 of us didn’t really fit in with any other group.  We were the self-named nothings.  That was OK with me.  Timothy Wong & I also hung out with Fay & Jan.  Those 2 groups made me feel accepted.  They’re all great people.  Timothy & I have been really good friends since grade 9.  Fay and I have known each other since kindergarten.  Fay introduced Tim & I to Jan early on in high school (probably grade 8 or 9).  I hung out with people who didn’t judge me. Tim, John, Guy, Jan, & Fay.

 

 

 

 

Members of “Tool” say they don’t put their music on digital platforms because it would be too easy for the consumer to manipulate the files to only the songs they want to hear.  That’s weird, I can do that with all of the “Tool” albums I have on CD.  Everybody is streaming or downloading music now.  Does this mean “Tool” will make the jump to releasing their next album on digital platforms, streaming sites & iTunes?  Will it be a CD/vinyl because of the artwork & import it to iTunes?

Looks like “Slayer” is done also.

http://loudwire.com/slayer-lamb-of-god-anthrax-behemoth-testament-final-tour/

Unfortunately I’m not a big Slayer fan.  I’d be there for Lamb of God & Anthrax

Neil Diamond is retiring too.  Seems like out with the old & in with the new.  “Rush”, “Slayer”, & “Neil Diamond”.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-diamond-retires-from-touring-due-to-parkinsons-disease-w515759

Toronto Blue Jays short stop is 33 years old now.  He’ll make $20,000,000 this year & next year.  2020 & 2021 he’ll make $14,000,000 & $15,000,000.  The young (19 years old) short stop in AAA ball will be ready in the middle of 2019.  If they can’t move Tulowitzki’s contract, platoon them at short stop.

Josh Donaldson (32 years old) the third baseman has 1 year at $23,000,000.  I’d sign him for the 2019 season, maybe the 2020 & 2021 season if he agrees to play first base or another position in 2020.  They have another Top 10 prospect in the AAA system who should be ready in the middle of 2019, might as well platoon them as well or move Donaldson to first base.  It’s not my money, so it could be a pipe dream?

 

 

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

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

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/

 

Fridays & Monday are typically slow news days on Facebook, which means I’ll catch you on Sunday!

 

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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

 

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