TOO MUCH WEIRD STUFF GOING ON TO IGNORE

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Kim went grocery shopping a week ago.  She heard that the Saskatoon Berry Tea I like was being discontinued, so what did she do?  She came home with 96 tea bags of it, they come in packs of 4.  So she bought all the tea in China via Saskatchewan for me!

I’m not a fan of much digital stuff.  I can’t fix it, it’s expensive, & there’s always somebody watching EVERYTHING you do.  Even if you only use a land line phone, somebody knows what’s going on.  I’ve had a weekend of that & it’s annoying so far, I’m guessing it will escalate to being scary?!

After getting 2 scam phone calls at 6:30 am & then at 7:30 am on a Saturday, I gave up & got into the shower.  Flip on the old computron only to have (probably) the same hacker try to invite me to a “Skype” chat.  Jokes on the hacker, I have no audio or video recording material.  HAHA!  Kim has facetime, I don’t.  She’s got the cell phone, iPad, & Facetime.  I keep things pretty old school & cheap, so I can save money for guitars…and right now, income tax.

Kim went out early Saturday morning to the grocery store & the pharmacy as usual.  I’m on 7 different pills, some I take at bedtime, others in the morning.  Kim usually goes to the pharmacy every weekend.  I’m on 2 sleeping/anti-depressant pills, a day time anti-depressant, a pill for my bladder (I drink so much water to avoid dry mouth from my pills….solution, more pills), an anti-seizure pill, a pill for my under active thyroid, & a heart burn pill.  I’d likely be on a heart burn pill whether I had cancer or not.

Kim spent all day Saturday in the kitchen making meals to freeze for the week.  No more “Skip the Dishes” for us this year with the income tax looming over our head.  She forgot to get something for one recipe, she asked me to clean up as much as I could.  I emptied the dishwasher, filled it again, & hand washed one pan that’s not dishwasher safe.  I guess I peeled carrots while watching the game too.  Other than that I stayed out of her way!  Of course I put on some music while Kim was out!  It felt like a good time to put on the new “Rob Zombie” album

Saturday night I made my fish & my juice for the week.  Sunday was another baseball game & I made my eggs for the week.

My hacker struck again Saturday night on my iPod, I finished listening to the latest “Foo Fighters” album & it went straight to some “Queens of the Stone Age” that I own on CD from pre-iTunes era!  Good call hacker!

Quite accurate since I’m learning a different song from the same album.

This is more to mimic Dave Grohl’s signature Trini Lopez that was in production in 2004?  No internet, I’m SO not buying a Trini Lopez, especially one at $22000!  This would be an upgrade to my new & FANTASTIC Squier Starcaster.

A Core PRS Special semi hollow in the “Orange Tiger” finish.  An upgrade to my current PRS S2 Custom 22 semi-hollow that I bought last year & is now discontinued.

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/special_semi_hollow_2021

It’s new for this year with 3 pickups the middle pick-up being the new narrow field pick-up.  I don’t own any guitars with 3 pickups or any true/Core PRS guitars, WAY too expensive.

Another Core PRS upgrade to the PRS S2 McCarty 594 below

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/mccarty_594_2021  in a “Cobalt blue” finish

I mentioned I’d like a “Paul’s Guitar” by PRS last week.  If I really wanted one I’d get the MUCH more affordable made in Indonesia SE model.

These 3 guitars are never going to happen.  I guessing the total before tax would be $17500?  I have an amount I’ll spend on a guitar & all 3 of these guitars above are FAR beyond that amount?!?!

These 4 guitars below are GREATLY desired and attainable over many years.  The Schecter Tempest is out, I don’t need that many guitars.

None of this happens until I know where we sit with the income tax payments and the sale of my Matt Heafy signature 7 string (hopefully soon, it’s not listed yet) that I’m not comfortable with at all despite my efforts.  Sweet guitar but it’s more than a handful for me.

https://www.long-mcquade.com/162880/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Paul-Reed-Smith/S2-McCarty-594-Electric-Guitar-with-Gigbag—Whale-Blue.htm   it’s expensive but I know it’s worth the wait now that I have a different model from the PRS S2 line.

Mark Morton from “Lamb of God”.  I prefer this “Silver Burst” to the colour in the video.  This guitar purchase is in limbo right now.  I like it a LOT but I wish it was more affordable.  I guess I’ll see how we manage this looming income tax debt?

https://www.long-mcquade.com/164476/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Jackson-Guitars/Pro-Series-Signature-Mark-Morton-Dominion–Ebony-Fingerboard—Silverburst.htm

The Godin radiator

https://www.long-mcquade.com/159896/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Godin-Guitars/Radiator-Electric-Guitar-with-Gig-Bag—Trans-Cream.htm

…and the Sterling Cutlass.  Cheapest of the bunch, with things you don’t see on a guitar under $1500.

https://www.long-mcquade.com/220378/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Sterling-By-Music-Man/Cutlass-HSS–Roasted-Maple-Neck—Vintage-Cream.htm

I know you see them a LOT, but I see them WAY more.  I’m certain that once I buy my last guitar I’ll be watching almost no www.youtube.com guitar videos but playing a TON more guitar.  I’m already cutting back as it is.

Kim told me to get a hobby when I was released into the wild from my therapies.  I found one but it’s too expensive for me.  Could be a worse hobby.  I could be spending the money on alcohol or cigarettes?  I’ll have to ask my doctor about claiming guitars on my income tax?

The 4 songs I was determined to learn in 2 weeks, won’t happen I’ve learned 2 of them & 2 others Monday morning.  I couldn’t play fast enough for the “Pantera” song when I was younger.  The “Queens of the Stone Age” song I could play when I was younger, but with VERY poor technique.  Trying to do this properly, in a different way than I used to do.

Kim amazed me again with an Easter supper for 2.  Ham, hash-brown casserole, broccoli salad, & mustard sauce.  Fresh peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  This home cooking might fatten me up at this rate?

Kim had Monday off, so I took it off too.  I was ready to sleep in & my iPod started playing a playlist early in the morning, which was good but I listen to full albums only.  Then I got another scam call shortly after.  My hacker is coming on HARD right now!??!?

Ended up watching the baseball game on a streaming service, our guide was incorrect from what the announcers said on Sunday.  Baseball channel was screwed up yesterday & a different channel was screwed up for 4 days last week?  This morning I checked the stats on my website & the numbers on the last 4-5 days all shot up drastically.  My Facebook news feed & www.youtube.com feed are REALLY messed too.  Am I paranoid or is this the work of a hacker? 

Absolutely LOVING the new “Foo Fighters” album.  Why wasn’t this first song on the album a single?  Might be too shocking for some people I guess?  Look at that guitar though!

I’m really looking forward to this debut album by “Wolfgang Van Halen/Mammoth”.  The name “Mammoth” was what “Van Halen” used as a name before they became successful.

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!! Get your mind out of the gutter!

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Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden singer) speaks about his 2 sons being bands

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-criticism-sons-face-music-industry/

Iron Maiden’s “Book of Souls” out on Friday, September 4th!

I guess this is the most anticipated release of September as voted by loud wire readers

http://loudwire.com/shinedown-threat-to-survival-september-2015-release-of-the-month/

Atreyu return from hiatus. I’ve heard the name, I don’t think I’ve ever heard their music?

http://loudwire.com/atreyu-return-from-hiatus-new-album-long-live/

Tom DeLonge hopes Blink-182 will remain part of his life.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-delonge-hopes-blink-182-remains-part-of-my-life-20150902

LANGUAGE IN THIS VIDEO BELOW!

20 acts wanted to shake up future music festivals

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/wanted-20-acts-to-shake-up-future-music-festivals/21/

We need her back?

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm singer) sings cover song with a cover band

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-sings-black-sabbath-acdc-more/

^^Just doesn’t sound right without R. J. Dio?

Another reason I don’t follow politics, they’re messy. Ignorance is bliss for me.

http://ellebeaver.com/2015/09/01/cree-woman-wins-beauty-pageant-immediately-turns-spotlight-to-stephen-missing-and-murdered-women-not-a-priority-harper/

Who’s complaining about PM Stephen Harper? Not me! Voters that put him in power.

At the moment I have 3 albums on preorder from iTunes. “Iron Maiden”, “Trivium”, & “Clutch”

I want to hear the “Coheed & Cambria” album before I buy it. Release date on iTunes is October 16th .

Garbage reissue 20th anniversary of their first album. “Buy this thing that sounds a bit better than the original one you already own”. Not just them announcing reissues, EVERYBODY!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/garbage-detail-20th-anniversary-reissue-of-debut-album/

We’ll see if this works. Really nice photo of a Tremonti guitar.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1170928116254380&set=a.371378892875977.109222.100000116095788&type=1&theater

I guess the Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger (Nickelback) have separated. I may not enjoy their music, but separating is not the greatest of news.

http://loudwire.com/avril-lavigne-separation-nickelback-chad-kroeger/

I didn’t know they recorded together?

Looks as though “Pentatonix” will be releasing an album of original music on October 16th . iTunes preorder on Friday, September 4th. I REALLY like Pentatonix!

If you want a metal show I highly recommend “The Agonist” in the Exchange on Thursday, September 17th. Straight Outta Quebec (the province, not the city from the little that I know)

Article/interview with singer Scott Anderson of Finger Eleven

http://journeyofafrontman.com/2015/09/01/on-the-line-with-scott-anderson-of-finger-eleven/

Songs I like, “Paul McCartney & Wings”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris

FOUL LANGUAGE

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Give the site a minute or 2 to load all of the links & everything should be fine.

Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

Most foul language doesn’t bother me. When I go to any music concert that is a metal or hard rock show I do blush about the language somewhat. “How dare you call me a mother@#$%#$? I payed cash to see you & I sit through a concert while you call the paying audience names? STOP!!!” If they’re drinking or smoking whatever on stage that’s fine unless it affects the musical performance, then I’m likely to leave. When I see Foo Fighters & Dave Grohl speaks between songs, “…I think to myself..” “Really? Every other word?” That becomes too much for me. Many bands I like do this. Albums are clean, concerts not so much. I know it’s not meant in a hurtful manner, but at some point enough is enough. When I swear it’s at myself for not doing something incorrectly or doing something stupid like hitting a wall with my wheelchair. I never swore on stage or in our songs, my choice actually nobody in any band I was in swore on stage. Not the vibe I wanted the audience to feel when any group I was with on stage.

Tremonti teases new album!
http://www.hngn.com/articles/91873/20150513/tremonti-teases-highly-anticipated-sophomore-album-cauterize-heavy-impressive-highline.htm

Foo Fighters cover Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ’69”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-foo-fighters-cover-bryan-adams-summer-of-69-20150513

Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 10 Brit pop songs. Took some time to load the page for me. I’d have to agree with the number 1 choice during the roughly 5 year span in the ’90s.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-britpop-songs-20150513

I’m not sure where “Radiohead” is from, I think it’s England & I know this came out in the ’95. It’s not on the list though?

Rock It Out Blog from Wednesday with Duff McKagan on the phone of “Guns n’ Roses”. Personally an over rated band, not bad, just over rated.

I can be EXTREMELY blunt. Not usually the best way to approach things.
http://www.dpaki.com/stories/17-struggles-of-being-the-blunt-person-in-your-friend-group/

Some hard rock but too much miss for my liking at this festival.
http://loudwire.com/seether-slash-godsmack-papa-roach-2015-rise-above-festival/

“Faith No More” on Jimmy Fallon. Their 1st TV appearance in 20 years
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/faith-no-more-visit-fallon-for-first-tv-performance-in-20-years-watch/

Metallica talk baseball in behind the scenes of them at the San Francisco Giants
http://loudwire.com/metallica-baseball-behind-the-scenes/

Harry Shaerer leaves “The Simpsons”
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/harry-shearer-voice-of-mr-burns-ned-flanders-leaving-the-simpsons-20150514

I agree with Paul McCartney. Oasis should regroup & make some AWESOME music.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-to-oasis-get-together-and-make-some-good-music-20150514

Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) joins “The Who” on stage
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/eddie-vedder-joins-the-who-to-perform-the-real-me-watch/

Pearl Jam’s very successful cover of “Last Kiss”

Both songs are very old at this point. Why wait until the song has had it’s 15 minutes of fame in the late ’80s & early ’90s?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-14/gnr-sweet-child-rip-off-response

So people are slowly realizing that lifestyles aren’t the same for everyone, took long enough but it’s finally happening!
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/laramie-wyoming-approves-lgbt-anti-discrimination-measure-20150514

MegaDave Mustaine on the new Megadeth album.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/dave-mustaine-on-new-megadeth-lp-and-rust-in-peace-reunion-that-wasnt-20150514

More from Scott Stapp on his breakdown.
http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-psychotic-breakdown-thought-people-trying-to-kill-me/

I may not enjoy his music but he deserves this induction
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/jack-white-to-be-inducted-into-nashvilles-walk-of-fame/

Female “Thor” character from Marvel
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/12/female-thor-unmasked_n_7262242.html?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000250

Last nights American Idol opening.

Brewster ruined Kim’s sandals outside. He pooped on one, circled & peed on the other one then he came inside & I gave him some chicken!

It’s my Friday today. Kim has an E.D.O. tomorrow & I’ll likely be on the couch watching baseball or Netflix.

Pretty slow music news day. I’ll likely post some news on Sunday. Kim has n E.D.O. tomorrow & Monday is Canada’s May long weekend I’ll be her for emails & facebook messages though.

I’m not the general manager or the field manager for the Toronto Blue Jays, but they’re under preforming. At this point you could just throw piles of money at different players & it wouldn’t make a difference. Jose Bautista can’t play the field due to his shoulder but he can hit as the designated hitter. Jose Reyes can’t do anything yet, all-star short stop who has yet to go a season with the Jays and not suffer an injury 2012 season & every season since. Newly acquired left fielder Saunders is on the disabled list. Young players CF Dalton Pompey & starting pitcher Daniel Norris have been sent to AAA league. The Jays are just keeping their head above water, so things aren’t as bad as they seem. My line up would look much different. I’m just an armchair coach though. I wouldn’t even consider getting rid of field manager John Gibbons, he’s not a player determining the out come of the game There are player’s I’d shop around seeing what I could get in return for them not it’s not the 2 big batters.

Songs I like. “Garbage” Current Foo Fighters producer Butch Vig is a member of Garbage. He also produced Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album that knocked Micheal Jackson off of the number1 spot on the music charts.

I only own the Greatest Hits album which I bought from iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/absolute-garbage/id259904396

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris