MOVIES/WEEKEND UPDATE

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Music from this weekend!  “Coheed & Cambria”, “Boston”, “Big Wreck”, “The Struts”.

 

We left Saturday morning for Thanksgiving with Kim’s family.  I tried not to overeat, but Kim’s mom is a caterer/chef aka lots of sugary goodness!  We had Thanksgiving at her aunt’s place again this year Saturday for supper.  Went to Kim’s parents’ house that night.  First time I’ve been inside their house since 2007.  Brewster liked being there too!

We went back to Kim’s aunt’s place on Sunday, for some pie & other goodies.  Too much of a good thing (lots of sugar that my body isn’t used to, but I can’t complain)!  We drove back to Regina after visiting her aunt’s place.

Today I went to the Roughrider game to see the visiting Edmonton Eskimos against the home town Riders.  The Riders won……………….ugly though!  The final score was 17-12?

 

MOVIES

Yes, we have a large collection of blu-rays & DVDs here.  TV series & movies.  With all of the TV shows back on this fall, & nothing good on TV but “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on during the day, which I record & watch with Kim ASAP when she gets home.  It will take me 5 days to watch a movie.  Currently I just finished watching “Deadpool 2” for the 3rd time at home & 1 time in the theater.  I’ve watched more than a few movies multiple times.  Mostly cartoons & comedies.

 

Deadpool 2

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

 

Star Wars Episode 7 & 8

 

TROLLS

 

FINDING NEMO & FINDING DORY

Our blu-ray of the original “Deadpool” is currently lent to Sherry & James.  I’ve watched at least 15 times.

Many other movies & concert shows.

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Friday night we had a birthday party for a Cabbage Patch kid.  We were babysitting for friends, their daughter of 3 years old.  Pizza, birthday cake, & I had some leftover veggies.  REALLY Kim?  Vegetables with pizza????  Since when do you have pizza with a side of broccoli??????   I don’t think a few pieces of broccoli cancel the effects of pizza & birthday cake, nice try though!

After we heard the “Frozen” soundtrack, we watched “Paw Patrol” & “Rainbow Rock”.  “Rainbow Rock” was my child metal for the evening, she knew the words to most of the songs & chimed in a bit before the cartoon started singing the lyrics!

“Paw Patrol” might be my new favourite show!

Saturday afternoon, Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the concert DVD I got a little while ago by “In Flames”.  I got it through amazon.ca.  My mother ordered it since she has next day shipping.  It was a month late since it wasn’t released in North America.  It was shipped from Germany & had would only play on European made players.  The Blu-ray had the regional restrictions on amazon, the DVD didn’t though.  Fortunately my dad had a non-regionally restricted DVD player sitting around so I could watch it.

Saturday night, leftovers, couch & we rented “Finding Dory”.

 

This sciatic nerve crap should be gone by now, but NO.  When you wake up around 3:00 am, can’t get comfortable & fall asleep until around 5:00 am, you know it’s still a problem!  It’s a dull pain, then a brief sharp pain when I move my leg.  “In the end” it’s more of an annoyance than anything.  It’s preventing me from doing EVERYTHING!  I’d really like to do my exercise, said no one ever, but it’s painful to even try doing them.  It’s getting far beyond ridiculous!

 

 

That’s quite the list of celebrities for a protest!  It’s already working, I’m talking about it, so it is working.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-radiohead-karen-o-join-standing-rock-protest-w453159

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

Lamb of God’s 5 song EP “The Duke” is available on vinyl now!

 

What’s your favourite metal band of the year?  I have 3 releases that I really enjoyed.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-band-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

One year since the passing of singer Scott Weiland

 

I used to be totally against Megadeth, now I love their older albums

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-albums-ranked/

Truth be told, I was completely against metal in general until the age of 21 or so.  I’m 36 for roughly 2 months.

 

Zakk Wylde, Black Sabbath, & a Hello Kitty guitar

http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-black-sabbath-hello-kitty-mini-guitar/

 

System of a Down parody.  If you can’t handle the music, turn the sound off.  This a HILARIOUS Christmas parody, with subtitles!

http://loudwire.com/psychostick-turn-system-of-a-down-b-y-o-b-christmas-parody-n-o-e-l/

 

 

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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

BUSY DAY, THIS WILL BE VERY BRIEF

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the self-titled debut album.  This is a FANTASTIC album!  You can hear a Jeff Buckley & Radiohead influence in it.

 

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No time for much exercise, stuff I need to do around the house.

 

Jonny Depp is doing what now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-depp-to-play-notorious-big-investigator-in-film-w438535

 

I guess Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out.  Here’s Consequence of Sound’s review

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

There’s a TON of movies I haven’t seen that I just plan to buy on blu-ray

Matt Heafy of “Trivium” plays Wikipedia fact or fiction

 

Why is this new Daft Punk helmet such a big story?

http://www.be-street.com/this-custom-diy-daft-punk-helmet-just-might-be-better-than-the-original/

 

So Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, has been signed by the Atlanta Braves baseball organization.  Video inside the link.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17472058/atlanta-braves-confirm-interest-former-qb-tim-tebow

 

Helmet announce tour & new album!!

http://loudwire.com/helmet-dead-to-the-world-album-fall-2016-tour-dates/

 

Stephen Colbert on the iPhone 7!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-literally-break-down-new-iphone-7-w438593

 

Former Rage Against The Machine singer, Zach De La Rocha, unleashes new song.  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-zack-de-la-rochas-bruising-digging-for-windows-w438589

 

Another new Alter Bridge song.

 

From what I can tell it looks like In Flames is releasing a new studio album as well as a live album & DVD?  They did just release 2 singles

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.

http://www.thefader.com/2016/07/21/reignwolf-hardcore-mike-d

See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/1012/watch-artist-joe-fenton-create-one-of-a-kind-prs-guitar-for-mark-tremonti/58936

Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-chester-bennington-my-opinion-we-kept-metal-alive/

In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-steve-harvey-explain-why-white-people-love-country-music-w430353

Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-korns-disturbing-gothic-new-rotting-in-vain-video-w430096 LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-serj-tankian-civilization-current-form-run-its-course/

Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-celine-dion-spoof-cher-rihanna-sia-on-fallon-w430421

I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-ghostbusters-star-leslie-jones-talk-twitter-trolls-w430418

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jon-stewart-take-over-late-show-to-slam-rnc-fox-news-w430417

I quite enjoy Echosmith!

http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/07/21/echosmith-performing-colgate-skating-gymnastics-spectacular-abc/

So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/5-reasons-trump-shouldnt-use-a-queen-song-in-his-campaign-w430028

Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-criticizes-media-chester-bennington-kept-metal-alive-quote/

What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/07/22/what-its-like-to-tour-with-the-tragically-hip.html

Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-creepy-first-trailer-for-surprise-blair-witch-sequel-w430566

Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/california-governor-denies-parole-for-manson-family-member-w430563

This is just really cool!

http://www.metaspoon.com/planter-box-holes-flowers/?fb=M1

26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”

http://loudwire.com/pantera-cowboys-from-hell-album-anniversary/

Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-wonder-woman-fight-entire-army-in-first-official-trailer-w430578

Followed by the Flash movie trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/dc-superheroes-unite-in-first-justice-league-teaser-w430581

Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-would-and-steal-project-webcast/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY HUMP DAY (sort of), I’M BETTER

I fell asleep to a few songs by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” then changed it to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” half of the album “Facelift” then “Chromeo” half of the album “White Women”, then finally “Finger Eleven” most of the album “Five Crooked Lines”

Finally! Nothing hurt this morning. I raised my squats total today, hopefully I can achieve that total tomorrow.

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Nobody likes feeling sick, neither do I! I don’t have time to be sick! Just a waste of a day for me!

Yes, I squeezed in a small exercise session, just not as many repetitions, sorry, I don’t remember what I was listening to on the stereo? Probably the “Stitched Up Heart” album?

I was watching the “Batman vs. Superman” movie & this is a dark movie. This isn’t just any stand alone Superman or Batman movie. I haven’t seen the “Kill Bill” or “Sin City” movies. This is by far the darkest comic book movie I’ve seen. Henry Cavill plays the role of Superman again, his parents are the same, Amy Adams is back also. I don’t recommend it for anyone under 18. I’d say it’s a Rated R movie, well the “Ultimate Edition” is, the non theatrical version I bought which also has the theatrical version. I like it, but that’s just me. It was slammed by critics, & wasn’t rated as a good movie by others on iTunes. I like it though. I’d give it 81% tomatoes on iTunes. You can rent it on July 19th. This is the “Ultimate Edition” trailer

It’s not hump day for Canadians, it’s only a 4 day week here. Friday, July 1st is Canada Day. I’m not checking but I think Canada is turning 149 or 150 this year?

Soundgarden shared it…

I love “Lamb of God”, let’s see how www.loudwire.com ranks their albums?

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-albums-ranked/

I don’t even count “Burn the Priest” as a Lamb of God album, I’ve heard it once & tossed it.

I’m pretty sure Apple want’s to Monopolize everything?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/how-apple-hopes-to-win-the-streaming-war-20160628

2 movies in theaters I really want to see. “Finding Dory” & “The Shallows”

Masterpiece review off the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic” courtesy of the Consequence of Sound. I have this on CD, not on my iTunes though. I haven’t listened to it since the early 2000s.

Taking Back Sunday” new album & video. I’ve only heard the name?

http://loudwire.com/taking-back-sunday-tidal-wave-september-title-track-video/

Testament” have a release date for their new album. Not a band I listen to.

http://loudwire.com/testament-2016-release-date-the-brotherhood-of-the-snake-album/

Linkin Park member, Mike Shinoda, has high hopes for their next album. Great “The Hunting Party” was somewhat disappointing for me.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-i-want-this-album-our-best/

Star Wars trailer for Episode VIII. Teaser, just a “now in production” announcement.

http://hygot8.com/read/star-wars-episode-viii-2017-trailer-announcement/21/

What do kids know about their food?

Article with Blink 182

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/blink-182-california-20160629

The Beatles/George Harrison’s “While my guitar gently Weeps” video will be done by Cirque du Soleil

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-the-beatles-hypnotic-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps-video-20160629

If Trump wins there’s a very good chance that we’ll have to survive threw WWIII? Go Hillary!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/things-are-even-worse-for-the-gop-than-you-think-20160629

Joe Perry, Aerosmith guitarist, teams up with Monster. I used Monster Cable for everything. Recording, live shows, & most stuff at home. All from my father aka 1-800-George!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/aerosmiths-joe-perry-wants-your-rock-roll-to-sound-better-20160629

This is what my mother would sing to me as a child.

Actual name Matt Loewenstein

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Sum 41 new album & video

http://loudwire.com/sum-41-fake-my-own-death-video/ October release for the album “13 Voices”. The follow up from 2011 “Screaming Bloody Murder” which I recommend to rock fans!

Metallica are recording their new album………………& they’re now fashion models?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-brioni-luxury-menswear-campaign/

Mark Tremonti & Eric Friedman interview at Download Festival

Article with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/travel/553522/lzzy-hale-your-new-badass-career-icon.html

LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can Taylor Swift sue Kanye West?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/can-taylor-swift-sue-kanye-west-over-famous-video-20160629

I think Kanye should cover Pet Shop Boys……………..

What “O.J. :Made in America” says about America now.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/what-o-j-made-in-america-says-about-america-right-now-20160629

Econoline Crush tour dates

http://www.econolinecrushofficial.ca/

July 22, 2016 – 7th Annual Quonset Days – Medicine Hat, AB

July 23, 2016 – Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
July 27, 2016 –Wild Bills Sports Bar – Red Deer, AB
July 28, 2016 – The Needle and Vinyl Tavern – Edmonton AB
July 29, 2016 –Eagle River Casino – Whitecourt, AB
July 30, 2016 – The Marquee Beer Market and Stage – Calgary
July 31, 2016 – National Slo-Pitch at Vision Park – Edson, AB

Afternoon baseball today! There was a 2 hour & 40 minute Halestorm delay last night in Colorado. They started the game as I was going to bed???


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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “ Stitched Up Heart” the debut album that I got last night at 12:00 am Eastern Time “Never Alone”

Falling asleep to an album isn’t the best way to hear or judge it. What I’ve heard I like & of course I’ll listen to it multiple times. It could be one of those albums I end up binge listening to?

I exercised to “Iron Maiden” the album “The Book of Souls”

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Exercise total for the week ;7500 crunches, 710 leg lifts, 300 squats, & 250 push ups.

Everything stayed the same this week other than the leg lifts. They went up, then down, & I finally settled on 140 a day. I’ll stay at this plateau for a while. When they seem to easy to do, I’ll likely ad some yoga into the mix?

When I die, multiple decades in the future hopefully, please don’t remember me as “that guy who got cancer when he was 28”? Call me anything but that please, hero & victim don’t ever have to be in the conversation either?

When I was a kid, life was so simple. Recess, candy, colouring books, paint, even in University Rydell & I both thought we’d grow up, get a job & buy a new guitar once a month? Life’s not like that at all! Bills, mortgage payments, most people have kids, work or shift work, etc. As a kid I always thought “Ooo, I can’t wait to grow up & be filthy rich”. It so didn’t turn out that way!

Don’t get me wrong, life is great but in a different way! I get to live with my wonderful wife, I can watch baseball in my underwear (I did that at my parents house too), I can drink alcohol, coffee in the morning etc. It’s great, it’s different but it’s really good!

I was usually home from a day of work, in my underwear, drinking a beer & my younger brother, Mitch, would come home with a friend of his. Most of his friends met me that way. Beer, underwear, & reading an article on the computer in the living room in the basement. I think he got mad at me once & yelled at me once after someone had left? “CHRIS, WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS IN YOUR UNDERWEAR WITH A BEER WHEN I BRING SOMEONE OVER???” That’s just how I roll, I wasn’t going to put on a three piece suit just because my brother was coming home, he’s lucky I was wearing anything at all?

Now it’s just baseball on the TV maybe pants & alcohol during the weekend games or water & carrots or grapes?

Last night we went out for supper with Sherry & James. Left the now buzzed Brewster in their place since he makes too much noise & freak out when he’s here alone

I guess Lzzy Hale got a Metal Hammer Golden God award.

“I’m still flying high from last nights Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards! It was such an honor to perform and I am so humbled to be the first female to win the “Dimebag Darrell Shredder Of The Year” award. Thank you so much to everyone for your vote, and to all my fellow musicians and nominees for making me feel like the little sister of the rock and metal community.
Dimebag, even though you’ve left us, your legend lives on through those you touched along your journey. You continue inspire me to be the best guitarist I can be, and hold on to what makes me unique, because that’s how you lived your life. You were fiercely honest and unapologetic, which is the definition of Metal. This is why, alongside Lemmy and Dio, you are forever a golden god. I will treasure this award forever and I look forward to feeling your presence over my shoulder next time I go over my scales. Speaking of which… Time to go practice!!”

James Hetfield of Metallica is lending his voice to a series on Netflix

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-voice-skylanders-academy-netflix-series/

“Oh, my” how the music industry has changed!?!?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grammys-to-recognize-streaming-only-releases-20160616

Bjork’s still around? Who’s buying or streaming her “music” as she calls it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjork-to-release-vulnicura-live-mask-edition-box-set-20160616

I don’t judge other people on what they listen to, but this is WAY out of left field!!!???? This is as mainstream as she ever got.

This is typical Bjork below.

I’ll confess in my very early 20s I threw in the towel when Disturbed released their 3rd album. Language in the video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-guests-lzzy-hale-blaze-bayley-ben-burnley-2016-download-festival/

Still a few more albums to look forward to this year. Chevelle in July, Opeth & Alter Bridge in September or later this year, & maybe Third Ion & Into Eternity, then whatever other surprises show up?

Ellen proves if you’re a squeaky wheel, you’ll get the grease!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/watch-ellen-degeneres-ask-27-times-for-a-finding-nemo-sequel?utm_campaign=nme-daily-17th-jun-17-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I loved “Finding Nemo” I have “no doubt” I’ll enjoy “Finding Dory”

Good! We need more people to speak out on this topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/amy-schumer-reportedly-cuts-gun-scene-from-new-mov/409317?utm_campaign=nme-daily-17th-jun-17-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Muse shared a bit of this song live…..

Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound

I can’t say no to a good acoustic song!!!

What Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, says the new album will sound like. Take this with a grain of salt. There’s a good chance he’ll say something completely different next week.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-diverse-less-frenetic-10th-studio-album/

Loud Wire’s review of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-the-getaway-album-review/

Who else is confirmed to be opening for Guns n’ Roses?

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-name-the-cult-billy-talent-more-openers-summer-2016-tour/

10th anniversary of Stone Sour’s 2nd album “Come What(ever) May”. Here’s a bit of ying & yang on the same album!

Yay!!!!!!!!! Paramore is recording! Thanks for opening my eyes bro!!!!

“Lunch is over//Making an album”

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL & CANCER

I fell asleep to “Andy McKee” the album “Dream Catcher” after listening to the brand new live album from “Barenaked Ladies”. I preordered it & got it last night “Live at Red Rocks”

Everything from Andy McKee is acoustic & instrumental. This is the only cover song I have of his.

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” his “Greatest Hits” then about half of “Anthrax” the latest album “For All Kings”

Monday is a Holiday! So I’ll post the weekend update on Monday evening.

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Exercise total for the week; 6000 crunches, 320 leg lifts, & 160 squats.

The squats are one of the most difficult exercises I do. My legs have very little muscle, if I’m not holding something, I’ll fall. I do my squats while keeping my balance with my sliding up & down my transfer pole. I don’t use any force or grab the pole to help me. It’s just there for balance.

I didn’t expect/want the world to stop when I got sick, & it didn’t which is a great thing, everything “carried on” as it should. Having an experience with cancer is something I would never wish on ANYONE. Not everyone reacts the same to someone having cancer. I get that.

Joe Walsh’s, Eagles & solo artist, life in 15 songs. He also deserves an award for best title for a Greatest Hits album “Look What I Did”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/joe-walsh-my-life-in-15-songs-20160519/no-mans-land-2016-20160519

Louis C.K. wins big on Jeopardy for charity!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-louis-c-k-win-50-000-for-charity-in-jeopardy-20160519

The words of Chris Cornell, singer of Soundgarden

“I think ‘Down On The Upside’ is the crowning achievement of Soundgarden’s life cycle. We faced our biggest challenge, which was following up a monster” – Chris Cornell, Revolver 2006

Flashback to U2’s Pop Mart tour. I’ve always wanted to see the VHS or now DVD they recorded of one of the shows on this tour.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-u2-close-out-their-popmart-tour-in-south-africa-20160519

Bono of U2 explains “Bullet The Blue Sky”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-bono-talk-u2s-bullet-the-blue-sky-origins-in-new-video-20160520

New Gojira video. Not really my thing but check it out if you like.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-metal-outfit-gojiras-startling-engrossing-silvera-video-20160519

Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-all-music-is-political-even-justin-bieber-20160520

10th anniversary of Stone Sour’s 2nd album ‘Come What(ever) May’

19 years ago one of my all time favourite albums was released! Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-the-colour-and-the-shape-anniversary/

Dave Grohl, Lionel Richie, & Muffins? What do these 3 things have in common?

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-thanks-lionel-richie-with-giant-muffin-basket/

Lunch with Billy Joel……………………………………………………………at volume 11. Which reminds me I should check if my parents have watched “Trainwreck” yet?

Ellen Degeneres with Jonny Depp. Earliest Ellen’s on TV here is 2:00pm at the moment. That’s fine since it records so I can watch it with Kim once she’s done work.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/johnny-depp-on-becoming-trump-he-speaks-real-weird-20160520

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Stone Temple Pilots update on their search for a singer

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stone-temple-pilots-talk-band-future-its-impossible-to-replace-scott-20160520

Sia sings Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” for Finding Dory

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-sia-debut-stunning-version-of-unforgettable-on-ellen-20160520

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MOVIES

I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

I exercised to first ”The Barstool Prophets” the album “Crank” released in 1995 didn’t play long enough so I listened to ½ of “Collective Soul” the album “Blender”

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I think I should call or email TLC. Kim and Sherry both have a weird obsession. Sherry has issues with putting googly eyes on EVERYTHING. Kim constantly wants to look in my ear. “If you need a flashlight, you’re going too deep & you’ll hit my brain with a Q-Tip.”

I buy a TON of movies & yes I’ll watch them multiple times if Kim isn’t a fan of them. Then I watch 1 or 2 throughout the work week. If I have the first one & really like it, of course I’ll get the second one! What blu-rays have I purchased this year? Only a couple so far, Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens, & Deadpool. What do I plan on buying? Batman vs. Superman, Captain America : The Civil War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (yes, it was me that liked the first one), Finding Dory, & whatever else I’ve forgotten or has yet to be mentioned.

I buy TV series as well but ordered from www.amazon.ca. They’re cheaper on DVD & there are multiple discs in a series. Save some money that way. I’d like to get ‘Modern Family’ or a subscription to www.shomi.com, the series is on there. All we have for a streaming service is Netflix.

Basically I just like to be entertained.

I was wondering when someone from Halestorm would do this.

Christina Scabbia from ‘Lacuna Coil’ plays wikipedia fact or fiction

Rob Zombie’s story about meeting his idol Elton John at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-rob-zombies-touching-tale-of-meeting-elton-john-20160518

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE & IMAGES BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

So it’s not a Rage Against The Machine reunion?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prophets-of-rage-is-not-a-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-20160518

Andy Samberg’s new movie. “Pop Star Never Stop Never Stopping”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-seal-mauled-by-wolves-in-new-popstar-trailer-20160518

Guitarist Angus Young, of AC/DC is NOT retiring.

http://loudwire.com/chris-slade-angus-young-not-retiring-acdc/

Candlebox shared it….

Article with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer, Anthony Kiedis.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-returning-to-stage-anthony-kiedis-feeling-better/

Rage Against The Machine members have tried this “Supergroup” thing before. I hope this works out better than Audioslave did?

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-public-enemy-cypress-hill-prophets-of-rage/

I’m not a huge fan of the ‘Muse’ “Drones” album. It has a few good songs but my go to Muse album is “Black Holes & Revelations”

This is one of the songs I like from the new album.

I love the Star Wars franchise!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/oscar-isaac-talks-future-of-star-wars-character-po/407345?utm_campaign=nme-daily-19th-may-19-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yesterday I was listening to “Toxicity” by “System of a Down”. I hope a new album is on the way?

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A STAYCATION IS REALLY NOT THAT RELAXING

I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” his “Greatest Hits” which includes some “White Zombie” work he had done before. First I listened to roughly ½ of “Tom Cochrane” the album “Mad Mad World” then roughly ½ of “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it All Away”.

This is what the theme song for (Star Wars) should be if they needed a different one ”Use The Force” by Jamiroquai

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I’m sitting here doing nothing since my body is tired & sore. My mind does not agree though. I keep thinking I need to do more but I feel far to tired to workout yet. I hate working out, but I know I need to! I look at my exercise mat & it’s just sitting there mocking me. That’s what it feels like at least. I’m just tired & want to nap when this is done!

Masterpiece review from Monday

If you like “Tremonti” or “Alter Bridge” great! If you don’t like them great! You should at least know who they are or who you don’t like?!!? I’m guessing they’re not well known since they tour in Europe mostly & very rarely in North America?

https://hardrockdaddy.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/music-discovery-monday-41816/

What does Tool’s webmaster have to say about the new album?

http://loudwire.com/tool-webmaster-new-album-trying-hardest-outdo-themselves/

Mike Rowe, from Dirty Jobs, made a mistake with Metallica’s singer James Hetfield by calling him Lars Ulrich (drummer)

http://loudwire.com/mike-rowe-apologizes-metallica-james-hetfield-mistaking-him-lars-ulrich/

Dave Grohl & Juliette Lewis working on a documentary?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/juliette-lewis-talks-new-rock-doc-working-with-dave-grohl-20160419?page=2

Lamb of God shared it…….

I agree with Alice Cooper! Axl’s voice is perfect for heavily overrated music!

http://loudwire.com/alice-cooper-axl-rose-voice-absolutely-perfect-acdc/

LANGUAGE, IT’S AXL FLAPPIN’ HIS YAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eddie Vedder explains why Pearl Jam canceled their North Carolina tour date. Because it’s dumb should be enough?!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-eddie-vedder-explains-north-carolina-boycott-transgender-legislation/

1990s rockers then & now.

http://diffuser.fm/90s-alt-rock-stars-then-and-now/?fblw#photogallery-1=1

Juliette Lewis’ take on Dave Grohl

http://www.nme.com/news/juliette-lewis/93103?utm_campaign=nme-20-april-2016-20-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

More footage revealed from “Finding Dory” international trailer.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-finding-dory-watch-new-footage-from-pixar-sequel-/405171?utm_campaign=nme-20-april-2016-20-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Not english, sorry.

I think I missed this at the time. John Oliver. Yep, I missed it, I’m busting a gut here!! Hahahaha!!

Is Limp Bizkit still recording & performing? Remember that week where you were like”Limp Bizkit aren’t to bad?”

http://loudwire.com/ohio-pranksters-fake-limp-bizkit-gas-station-concert/

Halestorm shared it…..

Unanswered questions from AC/DC & Guns n’ Roses fans are now answered!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/4-questions-we-still-have-about-ac-dc-and-axl-rose-20160420?page=2

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20 YEARS???

Today’s workout was brought to you by “The Beastie Boys” the album “Hello Nasty”. Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine & Linkin Park are the extent of my rap music. Linkin Park is really pushing it, I know.

 

I was graciously reminded yesterday that in 2018 it will be 20 years since I graduated from high school. I don’t remember what I learned while in class from grade 8-12. I did meet some really good people, kind of forgot that a LOT of people went from Kindergarten to grade 12 with me. I was the only guy my age that went from K-12 in French immersion. Since quitting the Staples Call Center, my French is pretty much gone. If it was slower when spoken, there’s a good chance I’d be able to understand it or possibly read it. There’s no hope that I’d be able to speak or write it unless I did so daily.

 

Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog. My mother put headphones on her stomach while I was in the womb, so I’m told. You should have seen me rockin’ out to Black Sabbath in the womb!

 

Kongos are mixing & mastering their 3rd album now, recording is now complete

 

More photos on facebook of “Linkin Park” writing their new album!!!!

 

Of Mice & Men”? I see they’re name quite often but have no clue who they are?

http://loudwire.com/of-mice-men-austin-carlile-major-hip-surgery/

Well I found them. I learned something, now you can too. Not for me but if you like it go right ahead.

 

Have you watched “Making a Murderer” yet? A10 hour mini series/10 episode documentary where they basically present you with evidence & say “What do you think?” It’s a show that will definitely start a conversation. I highly recommend it!

 

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it Toronto Blue Jays

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/storen-could-allow-blue-jays-to-be-creative-with-osuna/

He’s 21years old & wants to be the closer, he told the media last year. 41 days until pitchers & catchers report to spring training.

 

Singer of “Sevendust” article about Grammy nomination, fatherhood & more. I really like this new album!

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-lajon-witherspoon-grammy-nomination-fatherhood-earthside-guest-turn/

 

Jimmy Kimmel & X-Files

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-x-files-mulder-scully-make-out-to-hootie-on-kimmel-20160113

 

Is it mockery or a heart felt sentiment to Donald Trump? I do like this song, that’s my extent of my Nickleback catalogue.

http://loudwire.com/donald-trump-trolled-trump-likes-nickelback-sign/

 

Highly Suspect” will be the musical guest tonight/Wednesday, January 13th on Conan!!!

 

Leonardo DiCaprio loves U2 especially Bono. LANGUAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/u2/90757?utm_campaign=nme-daily-13th-jan-13-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Paramore” is all good despite losing a member

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/former-paramore-member-josh-farro-on-leaving-the-band-and-his-new-solo-project?utm_campaign=nme-daily-13th-jan-13-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Article with guitarist Mark Morton of “Lamb of God”

http://www.axs.com/news/lamb-of-god-interview-mark-morton-talks-about-the-past-present-and-fut-73917

 

Ethiopian student learns to sing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for Dave Grohl’s birthday

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/ethiopian-students-celebrate-dave-grohls-birthday-by-learning-to-sing-smells-like-teen-spirit-watch/

This is a cool way for kids to learn English! I never would have thought about it.

 

Lzzy Hale is a “Slave to the Grind” with “Skid Row”

 

50 most anticipated movies of 2016. Here’s 2 of mine for sure!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/50-most-anticipated-movies-of-2016-20160113

 

How “Tool” built an empire out of silence

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/how-tool-built-an-empire-out-of-silence/

 

I thought Black Sabbath was done??? I guess I was wrong.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-reveal-drummer-the-end-tour-rehearsal-video/

 

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