JACK JOHNSON/LAST ONE OF THE WEEK TOMORROW

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls” in celebrating that their new album will be released on Friday.

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

Back to the grind as of Monday.  I like to get up & get my exercise over with, before it gets to “Hot in Herre”.  Once it hits +24 Celcius in here, forget about even moving much!  Yet the hallway is absolutely freezing year round?  We’re still waiting for a valve from Europe.  The plumber needs it to do a complete over haul of the A/C.  We’ve been waiting since the beginning of April, I think?

I like to keep the temperature in our suite at +22 Celcius.  +23 is manageable, +21 is too cool, for both of us.  +24 or higher, I’m on the couch.

 

The guy I spoke with on the Apple support customer service line on Friday is speaking with the engineers to fix my problem once & for all!  He said it would take a few days for them to get back to him, & he’ll call me when he gets a response!  Some of my files are out of order or missing on Home Sharing, & I’m not a fan of Apple Music, since Kim can listen to it at work.  Only one person can use it at a time.  He called me on Tuesday to let me know he has yet to hear anything from the engineers.  I spoke with a person named Justin & he REALLY impressed me.  I’ve got his name & his personal extension at Apple, along with my case number, now it’s a waiting game for me.

I bought an “Alter Bridge” special edition thing.  DVD, a B-Sides & rarities CD, a double CD of a concert, & wrist band, guitar picks, strings, pins & buttons, etc.

I can only listen to that on Home Sharing since it’s on CD, which I ordered through the record label. There are 2 main reasons I’m opposed to using Apple Music.  Only one person can use it at a time, Kim doesn’t mind it.  Music should NOT be free, if you want to hear a song you got last year you have to pay rent to hear it again. I use iTunes, it’s cheap like CDs in a store, & I own it, I didn’t “rent” it.  When Apple goes down I’ll still have my files backed up on an external hard drive.  Apple music owners, as far as I know, can’t backup their music since it’s in an iCloud, like the movies you purchase on iTunes.  I downloaded all of my iTunes movies, in full, on my external hard drive, then sent them back to the iCloud to stream them again.

 

The power went out last night.  Fortunately it was pretty much time to go to bed.  Quite windy here in Regina yesterday!  Gusting up to 90Km an hour or 56mph.

I saw this morning that Gord Downie, singer for the Canadian rock icons “The Tragically Hip, has lost his battle against brain cancer & passed on.  Sad news to see.  My condolences to his family, friends & dedicated fan base.  I was a very casual fan, owning but 4 of the 20?  Studio albums.  We all knew that it was terminal brain cancer, that doesn’t really soften the blow though.

 

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This is the real deal!  Available for purchase on iTunes!  New A Perfect Circle song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album release in 2018.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-a-perfect-circles-apocalyptic-new-song-the-doomed-w509255

http://loudwire.com/a-perfect-circle-the-doomed-new-album-2018/

 

I can’t put down the new Foo Fighters album now 10/11 songs are REALLY FANTASTIC.  The production of it isn’t to my liking though.

 

His last post, many more to search for.  He’s really good!

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-10-songs-style-ozzy-osbourne-with-eric-erock-calderone/

 

Gee which album should Metallica reissue next?  I guess there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but this one is very close!  St. Anger the blaringly obvious answer.  Why did the “Black” album get reissued, sounded fine to me.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fan-aubmissions-reissue-and-justice-for-all-the-black-album/

 

 

JACK JOHNSON

 

I bought the Jack Johnson album “All the Light Above it Too” the day it came out.  Our wedding song is from his 3rd studio album “In Between Dreams”.  He has worked with other musicians on a few other albums.  Here’s what we agreed on for our first dance.  Then, we’ll dive in feet first!

 

“Brushfire Fairytales”

 

“On & On”

 

“In Between Dreams”

 

“Curious George Soundtrack”

 

“Sleep Through the Static”

 

“To The Sea”

 

“From Here to Now to You”

 

He has recently released his 8th studio album, “All the Light Above it Too”

 

I like Jack Johnson, however, I think he needs to change it up.  I get it.  It’s his mellow Hawaiian hometown music.  I enjoy his music, I think it’s getting a bit old.  Time for him to change it up, but still be Jack Johnson.

All of these are in order of release for you.  I think after he did the “Curious George Soundtrack” he should have changed things up.  He tried, playing only electric guitar on the 2 following albums.  Nice try, but I think he missed the mark somewhat.

I’d recommend his new album if you haven’t heard of him or if you’re a HUGE fan!  I listen to it, but not very much.

 

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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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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BIG WRECK

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

I exercised to “Gin Blossoms” their first 2 albums on shuffle.

Turns out Kim has today off, which means I get the day off to hang out with her!  These are the numbers for a 4 day week.  100 crunches, 100 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking ( not including short rest periods)

400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking in 4 days.  Monday-Friday. Sunday, Wednesday & Friday I wake up, see what Brewster needs, exercise, post a blog, have a shower, eat breakfast, then start my day, 30 minutes later it’s close to lunch time!

I was talking with Apple Support the other day, it was a lengthy call with some down time trying different things to fix the problem.  I told the woman that answered that I was in a wheelchair in the beginning, the call continued as normal.  She later asked why I was in a wheelchair.  I told her I had brain cancer in 2008 that put me in a wheelchair & that I had an eye patch.  She was a cancer survivor as well.  She had all of her reproductive organs removed due to cancer.  She said something to me that I found to be odd.  “My cancer was no wear near as intense as your’s” I replied with “Woah, any & every cancer is terrible.  I don’t think my cancer was any worse than your’s.  Any cancer is not a good thing.”

Unfortunately I can’t remember her name though.  She helped me with an issue involving my iTunes & all is well.  I thanked her for her patience with me & after 45 minutes – hour my problem was somewhat solved.

BECAUSE OF CANADIAN THANKSGIVING, YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME UNTIL MONDAY OR LATE SUNDAY AT THE EARLIEST!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

BIG WRECK!

The first incarnation was Ian Thornley (Canadian) with 3 Americans who all 4 dropped out of The Berkley School of Music to for Big Wreck & released their 1st album in 1997.  The album (In Loving Memory of).

They released a 2nd album in 2001, (The Pleasure & The Greed) then “broke up”.

 

In 2012 they reunited, sort of.  4 Canadians & 1 American.  The original 2nd guitarist returned to the group.  Ian Thornley has always been the singer & 1st guitarist.  Since 2012 they have released 3 studio albums & 1 EP of live songs & a cover song.  They’re currently down to 4 members.  There was a 3rd guitarist who recently left the group to be with his family.

There’s a song from 2 of their recent studio albums & (The Cars) song they covered for the EP

They released the album (Grace Street) earlier this year in February.

I’ve seen Big Wreck at least 15 or more times.  Between 1999 and 2002 they’d come here about 3 or 4 times a year.  If they’re in Regina, you know where I am.  Way back in the day they’d end most concerts by inviting the opening band on stage to play an extended version of this tune, unfortunately they don’t do that anymore.

 

3 episodes of Trivium’s making of the album “The Sin & The Sentence”!  Album out October 20th.

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

 

Let me know what you’d like me to review?  This is just the albums I’ve bought this year that I enjoy.  I guess first of all, are you enjoying the album “reviews” & is there something I should hear?  If I don’t care for it or have never heard it before, don’t take it personally, I won’t bash the crap out of it, it’s just not for me.  All of that being said I have a long list of albums to review from this year & at least 3 more that I know are being released this year.

 

HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY WEEKEND!

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

PROPHETS OF RAGE

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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Eve 6” all 4 albums on shuffle

I was the only male that went into the French immersion in Kindergarten at Massey elementary & went to Campbell Collegiate, across the street for French immersion.  All of the female students I considered & still consider them as sisters, like Rachelle, Kendra, Fay, Caitlin, Shannon, Stephanie, Jennifer, Vanessa, & probably more that I’m forgetting.  I didn’t have a sister, only a brother (a very good brother).  We may not talk much, but after all of these years I still feel like their brother, & I just want to protect them in a brotherly way.  They’re doing really good though, I don’t need to protect them, but I’m always here if needed.

Not to dilute the previous paragraph but all of my family, friends, & acquaints’ get that respect from me!  You’ve got it right away & it’s hard to have it revoked!  I can be loyal to a fault.  If you don’t feel as though I’m respectful, that’s on me.  I want those who know me to feel a sense of respect, no matter how you feel about me.

My younger brother (7 years between us) is a good guy.  One day, when we rode our bicycles to & from school.  Some elementary student wanted to fight me.  I was in high school, & wasn’t sure what I had done, I hadn’t said anything to this kid, I was just waiting for Mitch.  I got out of school 10 minutes before Mitch.  This kid, slightly older than Mitch, said he wanted to fight me.  To this day I have not been in a fight that I know of.  Mitch heard this kid, kicked him in the shin & said “DON’T HURT MY CHRIS!”

 

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How Dave Grohl’s coffee addiction put him in the hospital for 2 weeks, a few years ago.  The doctor asked him his age & was surprised that he was even alive.

SOME/MINIMAL LANGUAGE AT THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The recent release by Foo Fighters was met with a mixed reactions.  I think it gets better with each listen!  Now I’d rank it as 4 out of 9 studio albums.

No more FF talk!

Yes, I bought an album that is pretty much a rap album.  Hear me out?  “Prophets of Rage’s” new/debut album.  I like Rage Against the Machine, this new album has 2 rappers instead of one.  Rage Against the Machine’s guitar player, bassist, & drummer. Then they did “Audioslave” with Chris Cornell, & now “Prophets of Rage”.

The rapping has never bothered me in “Rage Against the Machine” & doesn’t bother me with “Prophets of Rage”!  Honestly, “Audioslave” got old for me fast.  I have all 3 “Audioslave” CDs, but I end up going back to the “Rage Against the Machine” albums, 3 of the 4 I have.

What has been fairly consistent with the 3 band members is they have very strong political beliefs & it’s very apparent in their music.  “Audioslave” was a bit different & steered away from being so focused on politics.

The “Prophets of Rage” album was also released on September 15th same day as the new Foo Fighters album.  Of course I listened & continue to listen to Foo Fighters, but “Prophets of Rage” caught my attention as a very good album also.  I listened to it on Apple Music first to hear it first to see if the rap was manageable for me.  I thought I fit very well with the music!

I’d put a few more songs here but the rest of the album is full of language.  The 2 other songs with clean vocals are not on www.youtube.com.  I like this entire album, I can listen to it without skipping a song.  If you liked “Rage Against the Machine” this album is definitely worth checking out.

 

Kids react to “Led Zeppelin”.  I agree with the first kid’s reaction to “Immigrant Song” – YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

 

Sorry, I can’t get behind anything Gene Simmons says.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/gene-simmons-on-kanye-west-justin-bieber-donald-trump-w504390

 

I don’t watch NFL football, I’ve tried and can’t do it.  I do love CFL football though.

I can tell you right now why NFL players are taking a knee during the anthem though.  They’re not dishonoring the flag, military (some were in the military) or country.  Most players are Black & also play on a team with Caucasians.  They’re taking a knee for the fact that Donnie is racist.  The Caucasian players are joining their team mates in solidarity.  I’m sure when Trump isn’t president they will stand for the anthem.

When he says a person is a “son-of-a-bitch” that’s fine, but when an American doesn’t stand for the anthem that’s disrespectful?  If you’re at or watching an NFL game & 7 people leave after the anthem, they’re still supporting Donnie!

Now I hear that the NFL is possibly changing the rules for Donnie.  Players MUST now stand for the anthem.  I’d just stay in the locker room until the game starts now.  I’ve stopped watching anything with Trump.  Now he’s ruined the sports talk show that I watch, what’s next?

 

Lamb of God released their first album, under the name Lamb of God, “New American Gospel” 17 years ago on Tuesday.  They released one album previous to this under the name “Burn the Priest” it’s terrible to me & many others.  Here’s one song from “New American Gospel”

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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3 day weekend, can’t complain about that!

Kim went out for tea with a friend.  I slept in until around 10:30 am.  Had breakfast & watched www.youtube.com videos until we left in the afternoon to see “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, more action & foul mouthed hilarity than the first “Kingsman: The Secret Service” both are really funny!

 

Saturday was lazy.  Laundry & baking.  Kim was baking cookies for her bake sale for the Palliative Care & at risk youth.  She’ll be boxing for the charities in a couple of months.  I get to watch my wife get hit for $80 -$100 with all ticket sale money going to kids & she’s supposed to fundraise $5000 for palliative care.  Great charity, but nobody better hurt my Kimmy!

 

Sunday, I was at a home town Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Calgary Stampeders.  Then I watched what will likely be Jose Bautista’s final game in Toronto as a Toronto Blue Jay?  Saskatchewan Roughriders lost & got the only touchdown of the game.  The Stampeders’ kicker beat us 15 – 9.  Time to watch baseball & eat supper.

 

We stopped at Tim Horton for a drive thru breakfast & coffee.  Kim got a breakfast sand which.  There was a man with a cardboard sign that said “VERY POOR & VERY HUNGRY”.  Kim asked me if she should give him her sand which I said “Sure”.  I don’t think Kim was in possession of the sand which for more than 30 seconds.  He was very greatful.  Little things make a HUGE difference for others.

 

 

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

 

You’re reading this on a mobile device aren’t you?

I was born in 1980, so I guess I’m a midlennial?  I thought it meant you were born in 2000, 1982, or I also heard 1984?

I guess that’s why I have no cell phone & I use my computer 2-4 times a day, just to check Facebook & email for about 20 minutes a time.  It still feels like too much to me.  Everyone is always looking at their phone, that’s very annoying.  “I’m here what’s on your phone that’s so important right now, urgent or work?  Is it Joe Blow, I don’t know Joe Blow that’s why Joe’s not here.  Maybe put your phone away?”

“….now I know that there’s time & there’s a place where I can choose.  To walk the fine line between self-control & self-abuse……”

How often do you touch your phone?  Americans over 18 average 2 – 4 hours a day checking their phone.

https://hackernoon.com/how-much-time-do-people-spend-on-their-mobile-phones-in-2017-e5f90a0b10a6

 

OK, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold”.  It was released on September 15th, I’ve had over a week to digest it.  Initial reaction was “NNNNOOOOO!  So underwhelming!”  There was something bringing me back to it & now it’s an album that gets a daily listen.  The 3 singles that were released tell you that you’re getting a wide range of different stuff on this album.  I’m pretty sure this album would not sell Foo Fighters to a new fan or fan base.

There are 3 big name guests on this album each one on a different song.  The song “Make it Right” has Justin Timberlake singing background vocals “La”.  If you didn’t know it was him, you’d think Foo Fighters did it themselves.  The song “Sunday Rain”, written & sang by drummer Taylor Hawkins, features Paul McCartney on drums.  Again you can’t tell it was him.  The final song/title track features Shawn from “BoysIIMen”.  Background vocals of multiple takes to sound like a full choir.  Another guest you wouldn’t know about by listening to the album.

As for the production side of things, the producer they used had never done a “rock” song or album before.  He’s worked with many pop artists like “Sia” & “Adele”.

This album has far too much reverb/echo on it.  You listen to it & start to think, “Why does it sound as though they’re in a long tin hallway?” & “Why are there so many harmonies on this album?”  Just because you can hear a harmony doesn’t mean you need to sing it.

All of that said, that stuff isn’t on every song.  Stand out songs for me are “T-Shirt”, “Run”, “Make it Right”, “La Dee Da”, “Dirty Water”, “Arrows”, “Sunday Rain”, “The Line”.  8/11 songs I’d now rate it among the last of the really good albums by Foo Fighters.  5th or 4th of 9 studio albums.  Right now, I REALLY like this album!

I don’t like to listen to an album many times before I like it, I prefer to really like it on the first listen.  Although I didn’t like it at first, there was something that made me go back to it many times.

Another take on the new Foo Fighters album.

SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULDN’T DO ALBUM REVIEWS THAT WAS MUCH LONGER THAN I HAD THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!????!!!

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Kim told me last night that she had today off, so I didn’t work out today.

I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

This song^^ is just completely sugar coated in reverb on the album.

400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, & 400 pushups.  Each morning starts with filling Brewster’s dishes.  100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, 5 minutes of planking (rest periods not included), & 100 pushups.  Then I lay on the floor, roll over in complete exhaustion, trying to catch my breath & carry on with my day.

Some people think I sit around all day laying on the couch watching TV, Movies, or listening to music.  If I’m lucky, that happens about twice a month, after my exercises or on the odd occasion that I don’t sleep well.

Unless I’m sick, there is always exercise going on & something to get to, that I normally wouldn’t have time to get to.  Remember, it’s not just me that has to be happy, it’s Kim’s place too.  Yes, Brewster is happy too.  Rough life for a dog.

On Wednesday, I spent far too much time working on the problem with my iPod.  All of my art work disappeared.  I still have an iPod Classic 160 gigabytes I got while in my rehabilitation in early 2012.

I do what I can.  Some cleaning, started cooking (on the stove top), I always handle the dishes, etc.  For some reason we went with a fancy stove that has buttons instead of dials.  I get very confused with which burner I’m turning on, or if I’m turning on the oven?

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Foo Fighters on James Corden, carpool karaoke

 

Walk off the Earth’s mini movie 15 minutes long

First single from the 6 song soundtrack, which is available now!

 

Gene Simmons plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction

 

Best metal bands from 30 countries

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-band-each-country/

 

New Trivium album release on October 20th.  Here are 2/4 videos about the making of the album!  SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Holy Led Zeppelin Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve thought that since I bought Big Wreck in February.

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

KIM

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

Emptied the dishwasher to “Dire Straits” the album “Brothers in Arms”

 

Kim calls me the human iPod.  My father & my brother are much the same.  When I was in the WRC & had exercise therapy, the radio was always on.  Somebody would ask our therapist “Who is this on the radio?”  Our therapist would ask me.  I’d respond with “Oh, that’s so & so.”  Once the message was delivered, I’d wait for 10 seconds & here the person’s reply to me.  “You weren’t even born yet!  How do you know that?”  I’ve got far too much useless trivia in my head!

 

Kim’s birthday on October 22nd 2002 (the year we started dating).  The Foo Fighters album “One by One” was released.  I bought 2 copies, 1 for me & 1 for Kim.  I also bought her a media stand to hold her CDs & electronics.

 

 

Kim’s much more involved with the fact that I’m alive at the moment.  From the instant of Tuesday, February 5th 2008, she was with me 24/7 until I was discharged on Thursday, July 26th 2012.  When she leaves for work in the morning, Brewster & I both miss her A LOT!

It’s 6 years from my leaving WRC & I miss her SO much each day.  Brewster starts to whine at me & the front door at 5:30 pm as if he’s saying “Is she coming back?”  When she gets home, all 11 pounds of Brewster nearly knocks her over!

I’m INCREDIBLY lucky to have her as my wife, she has incredible emotional strength & will power.  Guess what she told my parents on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008?  “He’s not going to die”.

 

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The weekend update is changing to a specific topic each week.  There’s not much music news on a Saturday.  There may be a story or 2 at the end?

Nothing like complaining from a small rock/metal/blues band that has to be on social media for recognition!

http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-09-15/clutch-it-sucks-that-a-band-has-to-do-wacky-social-media-to-be-recognised

 

Why?  Did he find out something else about El Chapo?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/narcos-location-manager-shot-and-killed-in-mexico-w503606

 

Here you go AC/DC & Foo Fighters fans a cover of AC/DC by Foo Fighters

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-foo-fighters-cover-acdc-with-hives-singer-in-sweden-w503637

 

No new music coming my way until October 20th.  Kim’s birthday is October 22nd.  Lucky girl!  On the 20th I have a new Trivium album preordered & on the 27th I have Kelly Clarkson preordered!

 

Chester Bennington will have a tribute concert from his bandmates of Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-hollywood-bowl-celebration-chester-bennington-one-more-light-video/

 

I told you water & air would be on Gene Simmons list of things to trademark!

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-if-i-could-i-would-trademark-the-air-you-breathe/

 

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Friday evening.  Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the game & have supper as well.  No touchdown shooters here, but possibly at my parents place?  They had some friends over to watch the football game too.  Ugly win, Riders tried to lose the game but ran out of time.  A win is still a win so at least the Riders had that going for them.

The Toronto Blue Jays won too.  A win doesn’t really matter for them at this point.  They’re pretty much auditioning younger players for next year, & they’re playing to stir the pot & affect the playoff teams that aren’t guaranteed a spot yet.

I’m anxious for next season of Blue Jay baseball!  These younger players look good, most of them.  The Blue Jays are actually winning games, not at a high rate, but it seems like they’re winning more often.  It’s at least entertaining to watch a game & know they have a chance of coming out with a win.

Say goodbye to José Bautista.  He’s no longer José Bautista who will hit 40+ home runs.  Last year he was injured & hit 20+ home runs.  This year he hasn’t been injured but his offensive numbers are very much the same if not less.  He has an option on his contract for $18,000,000 next year that both he & the Blue Jays have to agree on.  I don’t think anyone will pay him that much.  He’s about my age aka he is not far from retirement in the MLB.

 

Saturday, we sat around the house just feeling lazy.  Kim did some laundry & our friends from out of town popped by with coffee & cookies from Tim Horton’s.  Very lazy day for us.

Sunday’s are always get ready for the week, make a pitcher of juice, hard boil eggs, finish up the laundry, grocery shopping & this week get refills on the 5 medications I take, all of them at night & 3 or 4 of them first thing in the morning.

 

 

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Stephen Colbert makes surprise appearance on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-visit-james-cordens-late-late-show-w503358

 

U2 on Jimmy Fallon “Bullet the Blue Sky”

 

I need to listen to the “Divide” album by Ed Sheeran more.  It kinda “Fell Through the Cracks”

And there’s a song to break your nose to.  When you’re 19, in a mosh pit, & instantly covered in blood.  Lie to the First Aid guy so you can hear the end of the song & stay out of a mosh pit for the rest of your life!

 

I guess there’s a new Fall Out Boy album up for preorder at the moment with 3 songs on for preorder.  Full release January 19, 2018.  I’ll check it out on the release day.

 

Ozzy, you’re getting old.  Everybody has to retire at some point.

 

I’ve listened to it more & each time I listen to it, it seems to sound WAY better than the last time!  It’s good enough for me to throw it into my regular rotation.  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan though, this could be a biased opinion though.  My initial reaction, terrible album.  Now it’s not too shabby, they have made a few better albums though.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-album-review/

This album seems to get better to me with each listen.  Don’t buy the hype by Dave Grohl in this “making off” clip.  This album does not sound huge to me.  I still blame the producer for the poor reaction to this album.  No it’s not like Metallica’s “St. Anger”.

 

What I listen to depends on my mood for the most part.  Metal music tends to calm me.  Hard rock makes me quite energetic.  If I want to relax Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or Simon & Garfunkel it is!

 

Jack Johnson recently released an album, great album to listen to for chilling out!

 

“And I think to myself, Trump has divided the world”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-cancels-st-louis-concert-over-safety-concerns-w503597

 

Nothing but Thieves aren’t for everybody but both of their albums are REALLY good!  My favourite album of the year is a tight race between ‘Paramore’s’ “After Laughter” & ‘Nothing but Thieves’ “Broken Machine”

 

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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