WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (NO SPOILERS)

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5 day weekly total; 600 pushups, 360 tricep pushups, 150 back flexes, 400 leg lifts, 200 crunches, 240 squats.  Some walking also.

I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Colony”

I exercised to “Lynyrd Skynyrd” a double album of their Greatest Hits

 

BOOOOO!  No new wheelchair until August 28th!  BOOOOOO!

I now know what my problem has been all week.  Monday & Tuesday were the worst days of the week.  It got better as the week progressed.  Sunday night & Monday night I didn’t sleep well at all.  I actually had a nap on Wednesday afternoon, I fell asleep very quickly.  I’m usually wide awake for an hour when I hit the hay.  I was out cold on Wednesday afternoon, & at bedtime the last few nights.  Today I felt more like myself.  “Exhausted” from my workout, but it’s the weekend!

I would love to take a break but I really don’t know how to relax, so a break won’t help in that respect, & a break means more difficult work to get to where I am physically.

Many people have no clue what I can or can’t do.  Fair enough, I surprise myself sometimes regarding what I can or can’t do.  If I can’t do something on my own, I’ll ask for help & approach it a different way on my own next time, if I can’t do it on my own I’ll ask for help again, etc.  After multiple attempts I’ll decide if I need help each time or if I can do it on my own.

 

Blu-ray, DVD, & possibly 4K on September 7th!

REALLY!  I wish I was ½ that good!

 

Keep Calm & wait patiently new Tool is not finished yet.  It’s been 12 years, we can all wait some more.

http://loudwire.com/tool-still-arent-done-tracking-guitar-new-album/

 

60 seconds with Randy Blythe from Lamb of God

 

I googled apple iTunes regarding the elimination of downloads from the iTunes store & found nothing solid that it will continue to exist or be phased out early next year.  Every link denounced the previous link.  So, I’m not sure what’s true & what’s not?  There are so many streaming sites out there, you’d think Apple would keep a download site open?  I don’t know about the cost of offering both streaming & downloading.  I personally would prefer to own my music through downloading it rather than streaming it.  Call me any name you like, I’ll cross that bridge if it happens.

“Opeth will release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on November 2nd via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and Vinyl formats during their performance May 11th, 2017 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO. Both the DVD and Blu-ray formats include CDs containing the audio as well.”

Yep, I’ve struggled with depression for most of my life.  There is no shame if you need to talk to someone, even a complete stranger.  I’m on anti-depressants, no shame in that either.

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-launches-raiseyourhorns-mental-health-campaign/

 

Unwritten rule in the MLB!  You NEVER throw a fastball, for that matter a 97mph fastball, at a player!  The pitcher got a slap on the wrist with a 6 game suspension.  He’ll miss 1 start as a starting pitcher.  I say “OK, your seasons over!”

If you don’t want to pitch to him, give him an intentional walk or lob a curve ball at him if you’re angry.

 

“Got my ‘geek’ on”

Yes, we bought “Avengers: Infinity War” on Tuesday, & watched it for the first time EVER that night.  Great popcorn movie!  Check your brain at the door & be very entertained!  I did have a few minor issues with it though, well 3 if were keeping track.

The Story Line.

I hope George Lucas got some royalties for a portion of the writing.  I was thinking “Wow, I’ve seen a very similar story line throughout the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.”  Father saves his child while the child must fight against father.

 

SCENE STEALING

Did they actually steal an early scene from ‘Batman vs. Superman’?  Near the beginning of the film?  Tony Stark runs into the street to find nothing but mayhem & everyone running for their life.  Same scene almost frame by frame of Bruce Wayne running into mayhem at the beginning of ‘Batman vs. Superman’.

 

VILLAINS

The main villain has an army much like the villain in ‘Justice League’.  The army in “Avengers: Infinity War” looked much like the ones in ‘Stranger Things, season 2’.  Maybe I was thinking too much?  These 3 things stuck out like a sore thumb to me, blatant rip-offs that they didn’t even try to hide.

Those were the only things about the movie that bothered me.  Other than that it was a FANTASTIC movie!  I enjoy both comic book titans, Marvel & DC.

 

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Music throughout the weekend. “Metallica”, “Halestorm”, “The Beaches”, “Foo Fighters”, “Tool”, & “Tremonti”

 

Left for my family’s cabin Friday after Kim finished work & when we were done packing on Friday, shortly after 7:00 pm.  We ate en route, it’s almost exactly a 1 hour drive.  We haven’t been there the last 2 years, & no, it’s not winterized.  One of my cousins from Manitoba was there with my mom & another couple most of the week.  Short trip, but well worth it! We stayed up Friday with the guys watching “Hot Fuzz”, an instant classic, on Netflix & the girls playing cards.

On Saturday we drove to Chamberlin to ‘Twisted Sisters’ for some always tasty ice cream in the afternoon.  An appetizer for a meal of deep fried tiny fish bits, seasoned & deep fried potato skins, & deep fried turkey.  Thanks to Ray & Karen for the great meal.

We stayed up to play cards & drink, all 7 of us, on Saturday night.  Dad & Ray have been working at remodeling the cabin & have made the washroom easier for me to get into aka more accessible for me.  I believe there are more changes to come, & I’m anxious to see the finished product, so far it’s looking very good!

Drove back home on Sunday, just to get some stuff ready for the week.  Just do some of the stuff for the week ahead.  My body was absolutely craving water & vegetables.

 

I guess the “Into Eternity” release on Friday was only a preorder?  I’ll grab a CD when I see them next time in concert if possible!  They’re from Regina so I’m sure I’ll see them live!

 

Dave Grohl plays all of the instruments on 23 minute song.  Interview with Jimmy Kimmel!

 

HALESTORM

A brother & sister along with two friends.  The group is based in Philadelphia.  They call themselves a metal band, I would call them a hard rock group though.  3 guys & one girl.  The drummer is the singer/guitar player’s younger brother, the two friends are filling the sound on bass & lead guitar.  The brother & sister started the group in school at a talent show.  The 2 of them played & a fellow student asked what their group was called she replied “Halestorm” since their last name is Hale.  They have 4 studio release albums, 1 live album, & 3 EPs of 6 songs each of cover songs.  Their 4th studio release came out on July 27th, 2018.  The first 2 albums I find to be very similar.  I like both although they’re both very similar.  I’ll give you 2 songs from each of the first 3 albums & we’ll see what happens with the latest release…

 

2009   HALESTORM

 

2012   THE STRANGE CASE OF

 

2015   INTO THE WILD LIFE

 

2018   VICIOUS

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

 

 

 

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

I exercised to “Muse” the live album in Wembley Stadium “H.a.a.r.p.”

 

This is what happens here when you get up on time, before 7:00 am.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 I was discharged from the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I had 1 or 2 therapy sessions in the morning & was discharged after a meeting at noon.

I didn’t exercise on Monday.  Kim had the day off from work & we had an appointment.  I was being measured for a lighter wheelchair.  We haven’t decided which of the 2 different chairs I’ll get.  I get one to try for a few days, then the other to try.  I’m measured for either one to be ordered.  It is going to be a 22 pound chair or a 12 pound chair.  My current wheelchair is 40 pounds.  I just have to choose which one is more comfortable, so it won’t ruin Kim’s back lifting it into the vehicle.

There was a mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday or Monday, I can’t remember.  Everyone is on social media sending out their thoughts & prayers.  That’s great, keep sending out thoughts & prayers, really, keep doing that.  Unfortunately that’s a reaction to a bad situation.  Why not be proactive instead of being reactive?  Semi-automatic, automatic, & pistols should all be banned from every store.  Do you need more than a hunting rifle that gives you one bullet at a time?  I wouldn’t think so?  “A gun in the hands of a good person is better than a gun in the hands of a bad person”.  Think about that argument for a bit.

Now, if a bad person can’t get a gun legally, why does a good person need a gun?  Guns in North America should be banned, with the exception of hunting rifles & any guns for police officers or a branch of the military.

All of these mass shootings have happened & they all effect multiple people.  What happened to resolve future problems after each shooting?  NOTHING!  I’ll give credit where it’s due.  When the shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred the President said something I agree with ‘Let’s take the guns & deal with the backlash afterwards’ roughly, I’m paraphrasing.  Donald Trump is, surprisingly, the only politician I can think of that said that publically.  The USA has a big problem with gun violence & Canada also has a problem.  Politicians need to stop sending out thoughts & prayers, & do their job to keep the public safe.

We shouldn’t have to live in a society like this.  Nobody should have to decide if they should wear full on S.W.A.T. gear or just a bullet proof vest when they leave the house.

 

SMASHING PUMPKINS

I have 8 of their albums not including their “Deluxe” reissues or greatest hits.  I have 2 on CD, the rest are either borrowed or purchased from iTunes.  I wasn’t really a big fan of them when they first came out when I was in high school in the ‘90s.  They were on the radio & on Much Music.  I figured “Hey that’s not bad to hear on the radio!”  I certainly didn’t dislike them, I just didn’t feel compelled to rush out & buy a CD.  My brother bought me their greatest hits album for Christmas one year, which made me pay more attention to them but not enough to purchase more than 1 other album.  It wasn’t until after I finished my time in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that I was really hooked & wanted more.  Here are the highlights for me….

 

1991    GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS (A double album)

 

1998      ADORE

 

2000    MACHINA – THE MACHINES OF GOD

 

2007     ZEITGIEST

 

2014    MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SOLARA (single)

The greatest hits was released in 2001.  I don’t listen to them often, good music to listen to while doing stuff around the house when the wife isn’t home.

 

Hahahaha!  Oh, Jimmy Kimmel!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-prank-stoners-with-incredible-edible-placebo-candy-702867/

 

Joe Walsh (Eagles) with Foo Fighters live playing “Rocky Mountain Way”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-joe-walsh-rocky-mountain-way-fenway-park/

 

September 7th can’t come fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, you won’t like them “They sound too much like Led Zeppelin”

 

35 years ago today, Metallica released their debut album “Kill ’em All”

 

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Music throughout the weekend.

“Dead Sara”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Foo Fighters”, “Paramore”

 

Friday evening ended with us renting “I Feel Pretty” from iTunes.  Then I watched the Toronto Blue Jays game, they won, against the 2nd worse team in all of baseball, despite trying to lose the game.  How do they blow a 7-2 game and go into extra innings with the game tied at 7-7?  Trade deadline is July 31st.  I hope they ‘drain the swamp’!

We went for a drive for Kim to find some places to take photographs.  She forgot her tri-pod & we left too late.  Very late supper Saturday night, like 10:00 pm late.

Very lazy Sunday.  Just got back from a drive for Kim to take a few more photographs for her class aka she had homework to do.

 

LIVE

I own 8 albums, 7 on CD.  2 albums in total of the 8 albums I own do not show up on iTunes at all?  I’d like to focus on their masterpiece & 2nd album “Throwing Copper”

This is what I have for albums by “Live” in order of release beginning in 1991 with “Mental Jewelry”, 1994 “Throwing Copper”, 1997 “Secret Samadhi”, 1999 “The Distance to Here”, 2001 “V”, 2003 “Birds of Prey”, 2006 “Songs from Black Mountain”, & 2014 “The Turn”.  I only listen to the first 5 & the last album featuring a different singer.  Here’s the highlights for me from “Throwing Copper”….

 

The music industry is tanking so much that ‘In Flames’ have released a brand of Gin & now a truck!

 

Was it really so popular that we need a reboot?  I watched a few (4?) episodes as a teen but I was never a devoted fan.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/buffy-the-vampire-slayer-tv-reboot-in-the-works-702313/

 

I might have to check out this album.  I never, ever thought ‘System of a Down’ were going to release another album & I don’t think they will.

http://loudwire.com/scars-on-broadways-dictator-has-shades-of-system-of-a-down/

 

‘Into Eternity’ new album to be released on August 3rd on www.Bandcamp.com for digital copy or I believe there is a link to order a physical copy?

 

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Aquaman trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sweet!!!!!  In theaters November 21st

I’m a fan of the many ‘Robin Hood’ movies.  ‘Prince of Thieves’, the Disney Cartoon, & ‘Men in Tights’.  The Russel Crowe movie didn’t do much for me.

 

I guess the song “Lateralus” by Tool just happened originally to match the Fibonacci sequence by chance.

 

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Music throughout the weekend.  New “Into Eternity” song from their upcoming album.  “Pentatonix”, “Into Eternity”, “Dead Sara”, “Foo Fighters”, “Matthew Good Band”, & “Queens of the Stone Age

 

All of the iTunes & streaming music stuff is true.  Streaming & vinyl will be the only options to get music next year.  This will likely anger musicians depending on the contract they’ve signed with their label.  Just because I think it’s utterly terrible, doesn’t mean you have to!  I just want the option to own my music.  “Here it is, cheap music……………&……………. now you can’t have it!”-Apple.  Can’t beat them join them.  BOOOOOOOOOOOO!  I plan on buying some vinyl but I will stream most of my music.  I really hope this will be a fast fading fad.  I can’t afford a ton of vinyl, 4 or 5 bands I’ll continue to purchase on vinyl, maybe more, but it will depend on finances & other stuff.

Stayed in Friday & watched the Toronto Blue Jays surprisingly beat the N.Y. Yankees!  WOW!!!!  Come July 31st they will “drain the swamp” you may not recognize many players if you follow the Blue Jays.  I think their current Short-Stop, Aledmys Diaz has earned his spot, whenever $20,000,000 Short-Stop Troy Tulowitzki (who has not played any baseball since July 7th, 2017 due to injury) should have to earn his spot on the roster.  If I had the cash I’d give him the $40,000,000 for the next 2 years left on his contract to NOT play with the Blue Jays.  He’s SO not the player he was in 2015 when they got him.

Saturday it was HOT outside.  We went to Sherry & James’ to hang out in their backyard & throw back a few wobbly pops.  Kim & I just couldn’t find a movie we were in the mood to watch.  I still had some of the Netflix TV series “Daredevil” to watch & then we just watched some of “Friends” on Netflix.  Pretty tame Saturday night after leftovers of Spaghetti & meat sauce.

Today should be fairly relaxing.  I made my vegetable juice already, we’ve got hardboiled eggs done too.  Little bit of laundry, maybe bake some fish & watch the final game of a 3 game series of the Yankees in Toronto.

 

THE TEA PARTY

 

I’ll tell you right away, I am not an expert when it comes to this Canadian band.  I’m a casual fan though.  This is one of the numerous Canadian bands from the ‘90s that has reunited in the last few years.  I think I’ve seen them twice, probably at a touring festival in Saskatoon & once for sure with the “Matthew Good Band” at the ‘Conexus Arts Center’ way back in the ‘90s or early 2000s.  I only own 5 of their albums on CD.  I purchased them long before iTunes or streaming sites were all the rage.  Apple has classified them as ‘Metal’ in my iTunes.  I would have to disagree with that statement.  Very talented band with a large influence from eastern music.

When I saw them live, there was a lot of me thinking to myself “What’s that instrument?  Or that instrument?  Now they’re switching to that instrument?”  I didn’t know the names or sounds of the instruments, but they all came together to form a familiar song.  I should also mention that they’re a trio.  Bass, drums, & guitar by the lead singer.

 

1995 EDGES OF TWILIGHT

 

1997 TRANSMISSION

 

1999 TRIPTYCH

 

2000 TANGENTS (GREATEST HITS)

‘Rolling Stones’ cover

 

2001 INTERZONE MANTRAS

 

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/SOUNDGARDEN

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Tremonti”, “Paramore”, “A Perfect Circle”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Foo Fighters”, “Devin Townsend”, “Stone Temple Pilots”

 

We were at the “Sandpoint Golf Resort” in Manitoba.  It’s about 2.5 hours south of Winnipeg.  My widowed uncle, Richard Gagnon, was getting married on July 1st.  We drove with my parents to the golf resort.  It was a very nice resort.  Our cabins were excellent.  Very nice cabins with 2 rooms, each with 2 twin beds.  The cabins also had a kitchen area with a fridge, sink, toaster, & a coffee maker.  We took food with us, my parents did as well.  We were so far south that within 2 steps out of the cabins, you were technically in America!

We drove to Winnipeg on Thursday evening, we got there at 12:30 am or so.  We stayed in my cousin’s new condo.  My brother & Rachel had some stuff going on in Regina & had to change plans last minute.

Uncle Richard made things as easy as possible for us.  The cabins were reserved & paid for, only 5 or 6 stairs up for me, and it was an OPEN BAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No, I didn’t drink like a fish.

The actual wedding was on the 19th hole, right next to a HUGE lake.  Mom & I used a golf cart to get there, she has bad knees & I obviously can’t walk.  Perfect day to be outdoors!  Very sunny with a good breeze.

When we got there on Friday, we went to my new aunt’s cabin, Sammie, which I believe she owns & is a HUGE and VERY nice.  Had a few drinks & supper, then checked in to our cabins.  My cousin, Megan, stayed with us & Danielle stayed with my parents.

On our way back we picked up my parents’ dog, Goose.  She stayed with my dad’s aunt & uncle in Winnipeg.  Brewster was here in town with Sherry & James.

We were exhausted last night.  I put some stuff away, Kim picked up Brewster, and we watched a ½ hour show & went to bed.  Rough life relaxing.

Today will be like our typical Sunday.  Getting ready for our 3 day week.  Yes, I’m sun burnt on my left arm from when we had lunch at my great aunt & uncle’s in Winnipeg yesterday.  I do have an AWESOME watch, pasty white strip though!

 

SOUNDGARDEN

 

This is just my take on them.  Chris Cornell, Kim Thayill & Hiro Yamamoto formed the band in 1984 in Seattle, Washington.  They released 6 studio albums of full original material beginning with the album “Ultramega OK” in 1988, they broke up in 1997 after the release of “Down on the Upside” in 1996.  Later on they reunited & released the album “King Animal” in 2012.  Unfortunately singer Chris Cornell died before another “Soundgarden” release.  Of their 6 studio albums, I’d like to focus on my go to album by them “Badmotorfinger”.  Yes, they do have other FANTASTIC albums “Badmotorfinger” is the one for me.  This is the album released before the wildly popular “Superunknown”.  It is a bit ‘heavier’ than the 3 albums after it.

Johnny Cash covered this first song.

When Corey started SIAST, he saw me pull out the “Superunknown” album & asked if I had the “Badmotorfinger” album.  I replied that I had never even heard of that album.  He lent it to me the next day, after giving it 2 good listens to it, I bought myself the album.  Corey is a HUGE “Soundgarden” fan.

I was a casual fan of them & Corey McDonald turned me into a more interested fan of them.

 

New “Into Eternity”!!!  Oh, happy day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/new-music/into-eternity-streams-new-song-fringes-of-psychosis-featuring-ex-megadeth-guitarist

 

New video from ‘Halestorm’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I had many issues regarding the claim at first.  He’s like the Tom Hanks of rock/metal.

I’m all for the #metoo & #timesup movement.  Pay equality is a no brainer!  Same job, same pay.  I was very blind about these issues.  There is one thing about all of this that seems odd to me though.  It seems as though if someone is accused, they’re instantly guilty until proven innocent.  That I don’t understand?  Is it not innocent until proven guilty in North America?  Are the accusers coming forward with physical evidence?

I’m not trying to be a jerk about it.  I honestly do not understand?  Sorry if I angered anyone.  I’m dumb at best about this subject.

 

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/METALLICA ALBUM REVIEW

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Dead Sara”, “Nickelback”, “The Beatles”, “Nirvana”, “Big Wreck”, & “Devin Townsend Project”

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

Yes, Nickelback’s album “The State” I enjoy once in a while.  I don’t need anymore.  I had 3 CDs & gave 2 of them to my aunt in Alberta.  Hate them if you want but they’ve put in the work to get to where they are.  I wouldn’t call myself a BIG fan, but Nickelback has their place in the current music scene!

 

Friday ended with me doing dishes, running the dishwasher, & vacuuming.  Kim picked up some steaks to BBQ, then we watched the last 4 episodes of “The Ranch” on Netflix.  I started watching the baseball game right after.  Kim pipes up “Hey, let’s watch the rest of The Ranch”, I reply “We did, it’s done.  We finished the 5th season.”

She’ll leave her phone on the arm of the couch to do some stuff in the kitchen.  Someone will text, email or Facebook something, I’ll tell her or move it away.  It vibrates the entire couch, drives me nucking futz.  If I wanted a vibrating couch we’d likely have one, not a cell phone.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  & SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday we were boring.  Laundry, cleaning & some sitting around watching www.youtube.com clips, like this almost 24 minute video.  Followed by supper & a baseball game.

Went out this afternoon to hang out with Chris, Laurie & their 2 kids.  Grabbed a few groceries for supper.  Then I’ll watch the Jays game well Kim finish’ her weekly spring cleaning.

 

20 years ago today, June 24, 1998 I had my high school graduation.  In the yearbook there’s a photo of me at the after grad party with the biggest cheesy grin you have ever seen!

 

Foo Fighters on James Corden, which I forgot to record?

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-apologizes-carpool-karaoke-comments/

This clears up the apology stuff.

 

A little bit too politically correct me thinks?  I didn’t think Neo-Nazi when I saw it, but I can see how it could be taken that way.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/shakira-shocker-singer-stops-selling-necklace-bears-unintentional-resemblance-neo-nazi-imagery-192259002.html

 

Lyric video for “Love Lounge” by “Live” not ‘Liv’

 

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!  “Damage Plan/former Pantera & HELLYEAH” drummer Vinnie Paul has died.  I guess now he can be with his brother who was shot on stage as a member of “HELLYEAH” in 2004.  He was also the guitarist in Pantera.

More on Vinnie Paul, his brother Dimebag Darrel & Pantera.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-vinnie-paul-and-pantera-revolutionized-heavy-metal-w521900

 

METALLICA’S “HARDWIRED……TO SELF-DESTRUCT”

I used to just demolish Metallica whenever I heard a song or mention of their name, but no more, other than the album “St. Anger” which has 0 production of any kind.

This album was released in 2016.  I was 36 at the time.  Their first album “Kill em All” was released in 1983.  “Hardwired” was the first album I enjoyed of theirs.  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something I liked.  I had about 3 of their CDs & iTunes downloads.   The album with the symphony was decent, I didn’t listen to it much though.  I had “The Black Album/Self-Titled” album & “Master of Puppets”.  The first band I played in, everyone else was a fan of Metallica.  That’s why I had those 2 CDs.  I found “Hardwired” to be a ‘gateway’ album into the rest of their catalogue.  I now have all of their studio albums, & the live album with the San Francisco Symphony.  I do enjoy the albums I’ve heard so far.  I just need to listen to “…And Justice for All” & of course “St. Anger” sounds terrible due to the severe lack of production.

“Hardwired” was the album that grabbed me & made me finally pay attention.  I still think they’re over rated, but very talented.  Name another metal band that gets FM radio play as much as Metallica?

I’d say in the last 15-20 years my musical taste has changed drastically, listening to more heavy stuff.  I just find it easier to accept & listen to.  I can either ‘unplug’ & enjoy it or really think about what each musician is doing.

I always thought “Anthrax” was the perfect mix of metal & punk music, & they’re great.  This “Metallica” album does it really well.  It sounds nothing like “Anthrax”, just a different take on those influences.  Here’s one “Anthrax” tune followed by a few tracks from Metallica’s “Hardwired”

 

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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