SMOTHERED & HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

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I fell asleep to “Finger Eleven” the Self-Titled album

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Hurts 2B Human”

 

Kim is done with her teeth now.  YAY, dentist bill.  The hits just keep on coming.  She was still numb from the freezing on Monday & crashed in bed with Brewster.  Next, some tests for Brewster’s heart murmur, then whatever medication he needs.  Now we are actively house hunting.  I just lay in bed & see $$$$$ floating away, then Christmas is coming

Brewster has been surprisingly active lately up & about, wandering around & wanting to play.  He’s been sleeping 23 ½ hours a day the past year & a bit.

I’m currently dealing with a bladder infection.  No pain since I drink so much water.  When I have to pee though, get out of the way because I’ll burst within a minute.  Because of this I’ve had to cut back on my fluid intake lately.

Another blood test coming up to see if I require one of my medications.  I’m guessing I’ll still need that medication as time goes on.  Then I see the cancer doctor next year sometime again.  MRI first & then the appointment.  She was suspended, not fired.  I hope she learned how to treat patients?  MRI & that appointment are the last 2 things I look forward to doing now.

I’m fine, how long do we have to treat me like a crystal ornament?  Will I be safer if I’m wrapped in bubble wrap?  This is getting old, & I have other things to do.  How about I get checked out when something feels off?  I’ll go in annually for a blood test & an MRI, if the doctors see something they don’t like, then I’ll go.  That would work better for me.  I could spend that time exercising, cooking, practicing guitar, hanging out with friends, visiting their kids, cleaning, get a job, etc.

I’m getting REALLY tired of people treating me like a rare jewel, can I be a normal guy for ½ a second?  Sometimes I feel smothered.  Which can be both a blessing & a curse.  I can’t clear my throat twice in a row without at least 3 people asking me if I’m OK.  If I cough more than once, HOLY CRAP I must be dying!  I get it, but it’s annoying.  It’s been going on since I left my rehabilitation program July of 2012.

 

Here comes Halloween.  13 musicians/groups that actually scared people.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/13-artists-who-actually-scared-people/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR3JpbXQKrfDYRVZq0IvUdJKzYW0MJ6b6xNXui_CljZWsoy5RRIiXXCmQa4

I’ve never been scared at a concert.  The most entertaining ‘Shock Rocker’ show I’ve ever seen was Rob Zombie.  Alice Cooper was more about the music than shocking people when I saw him 15 years ago.

New video from The Struts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

More importantly how is James Hetfield’s alcohol rehab going?

https://loudwire.com/metallica-2020-festival-hack-countdown/?fbclid=IwAR1evFHJoold4XKwEhGHhEOpQQRCzW_PB3jDVhRVkDc6WryOtDOJmx_2UVI

I can’t believe this album is 25 years old!  That means I’m getting old!  I was in “grade 9” at the time.

 

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Yes, I still listen to them.  I still like to hear horns on a rock album, same deal with Bruce Springsteen.  That’s a very rare sound on almost any album.  I’ve got a TON of Huey Lewis & The News” albums, so I won’t put a song from each album.  They release a new album last week, no I didn’t get it.  It’s just not the same.

Seems like keyboards/synthesizers are making a comeback on rock albums now too.  I’m good with keyboards as long as they don’t go full on “Tom Sawyer” by Rush.

Anyways, here’s some of “Huey Lewis & The News” Hits from back in the day.

From the movie “Back to the Future” check it out kids.  Legendary trilogy!

 

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We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

IS IT FRIDAY YET?

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new live album “Sounds from the heart of Gothenburg” then “The Pretty Reckless” the new album “Prisoners”

I exercised to “Into Eternity” all 5 albums on shuffle

I had to fill my pill cases & I put on “Third Ion” their 2nd album “Biolith”

 

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Yes, I got up shortly after 6:20 am did my exercises, achieved my exercise goals, showered of course.  Filled my pill cases & once this is done I’ll be free!  My mother’s coming over for coffee.  That will be a nice break in the day for me.  I wasn’t nearly as tired today as I was yesterday.  Somewhat sore though.

I was incredibly tired Monday & Tuesday!  Maybe it’s just because I increased my exercises or that it’s the fall season?  “My mind says go & do this, my body says no”.  I’ll be 37 on January 30th, who the heck ever thought they’d be that old?  My body is screaming “SLOW DOWN DRIVER!!!”  My mind says “HURRY UP YOU NINCOMPOOP!!!!”  When I sit down to rest, I feel guilty & that I should be doing something.  At the same time I’ve probably just drained the tank…………………………..no  I don’t pee my pants……………….wrong tank!

I ordered the physical copy of “In Flames” on the Canadian amazon site.  It came with a DVD or Blu-ray.  It was released I think on October 1st.  My mother has next day shipping so I asked her if she could order it for me.  The Blu-ray had a ton of region restrictions, so I ordered the DVD which had no restrictions.  Unfortunately the DVD had the same restrictions, they weren’t on the website.  The parcel was delivered yesterday since it was shipped from Germany.  I would have got it on iTunes, but it’s not on Canadian iTunes.  Luckily my father has a DVD player from overseas.  I’ll have to email him.

 

I don’t watch “Horror” films, I’m not a big fan of Halloween either.  Seems to more effort for little gain or I’m just lazy?  Consequence of Sound’s Masterpiece review of the movie “Halloween”

 

Did Trump just ruin free speech for everyone?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/free-speech-might-be-another-victim-of-this-election-w446753

 

”Third Ion” shared it…..NOW THAT’S A DRUM KIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SNL plans a pre-election show!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/saturday-night-live-plots-pre-election-special-w446822

 

I don’t understand the regional settings on www.youtube.com?  I can watch “The Daily Show” on TV but I can’t play the video of the show on www.youtube.com to put it on here?  It tells me “this video is out of your region”, weird?

 

Another “Alter Bridge” behind the song.

I gotta say I listen to this album more than you think.  Good thing “Foo Fighters” took a year off.  However “Big Wreck” may be releasing an album in the near future?

 

“Guns n’ Roses” bass player & keyboard player at a Seattle Seahawks game.

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-members-national-anthem-12th-man-flag-seattle-seahawks-game/

 

I guess “Evanescence” is still around.  I think I read a few months ago they’re going to release another album?

http://loudwire.com/evanescence-amy-lee-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog

I’ve never been a fan of the majority of L.A. ’80s hair metal bands, other than “Mr. Big”. I can acknowledge that most of them have influenced the music I listen to currently. I would never say they’re terrible musician though. They’re all good at what they do/did obviously.

http://loudwire.com/motley-crue-tommy-lee-sit-out-bridgeport-show-injury/

OK, so the Toronto Blue Jays have lost the first 2 games of a 7 game series. No need to hit the panic button yet. They also lost the first 2 games in a 5 game series against Texas. Remember it’s the best of 7 games, KC has to win 2 games to advance & the Blue Jays have to win 4 to advance, calm down Canada, it’s not over yet!

Now you can’t find this album anywhere, but I bought it ASAP, because Dave Grohl is on it!

http://loudwire.com/tony-iommi-iommi-album-anniversary/

Metallica fans aren’t holding their breath after the release of the last 2 albums. A TON of fans didn’t like those albums from what I’ve heard? Here’s James Hetfield with an update from the studio.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-band-recording-right-now/

Halloween’s getting closer & closer. The only thing I enjoy about Halloween now is seeing the kids all dressed up! I don’t go to halloween parties or dress up. I just find that it takes too much effort for me. Anyways here’s www.loudwire.com picks for 10 scariest metal album covers.

http://loudwire.com/scariest-metal-album-covers/

10 songs about ghosts. I’d have to go with “Opeth” on this one.

http://loudwire.com/top-10-songs-about-ghosts/

Gwen Stefani’s first song since announcing divorce from Gavin Rossdale of “Bush”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gwen-stefani-debuts-emotional-ballad-used-to-love-you-at-solo-show-20151018#ixzz3ovPmdvBW

Live shared it…..new singer’s first album

Roger Waters of “Pink Floyd” with Billy Corgan & Tom Morello.

http://loudwire.com/watch-billy-corgan-tom-morello-join-roger-waters-comfortably-numb-benefit/

Nice quiet weekend here. Went out for supper last night to “Chilis” with longtime friends & there young child. Which means I had to wear pants despite it being Saturday. I wear shorts indoors year round. Until we left for the restaurant I was happy as a clam, short shorts, beer, & baseball.

Songs I like, “Steppenwolf” All I have is a Greatest Hits CD.

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

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

Bye,

Chris