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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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Kim just doesn’t get the credit that she deserves!  Sure I can do stuff on my own, but without Kim, I likely wouldn’t be alive today.  All through the cancer crap that went on, she was right there with me 24/7 for 4.5 years.  She told my parents “He’s not going to die.”  Why did she say that?  She wasn’t going to let me die!

We don’t have kids, A) We can’t afford to have a kid.  B)  I’m not confident I’d be a good father.  C)  I’m a dependent already.  I can’t drive to the drug store for my refills or cold medication.  I love Kim.  She’s the one that does stuff to help me when needed.  I try not to take her for granted, but at times it may seem like I do.

I know it’s a cliché to say “She’s been through thick & thin with me”, but it’s true.  All of the cancer stuff aside, she’s AWESOME!  I couldn’t love her more!  If she wasn’t so shy, I’d love to introduce her to the world!!

 

Friday finished with Kim & I just watching some Netflix.  Saturday the Toronto Blue Jays won against a ridiculously good team in the Houston Astros, the Saskatchewan Roughriders also won their first game of the season here against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  The Riders are now 1W-2L.

Today is looking quite relaxing.  My cold is almost gone.  I’ll be watching the Blue Jays game, which has already started (I record them all just in case this situation arises).  Then we’ll get ready for the week!

 

 

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I see a TON of video blogs on www.youtube.com that are titled “Top 10 reasons people hate _____________”  Hating a band would take a lot of energy that could be focused on something positive.  One reason to not like a band is that they’re not what you want to hear.  “…..Simple as that……”  One reason only, the only reason needed.

 

I was listening to the latest ‘Megadeth’ album “Dystopia”.  I found it much better than I had initially thought.  Pretty good album I’d have to say.

 

I find this oddly convenient since it happened at the same time “Nickelback” & “Stone Sour” were both releasing an album.  “Nickelback” on June 16th & “Stone Sour” on June 30th.  I think the trash talking was reported right around “Nickelback’s” release?

 

Starting Pitchers for MLB teams are having blister injuries on their throwing hand.  The baseballs this year are travelling on average 7 feet further when hit.  The reason for this is that the baseballs are much harder & the stitching on them is noticeably lower.  The stitching being lower will cause pitchers to put more pressure on the stitching to make the ball spin the proper way.  So many pitchers around the league are experiencing a blister issue for the first time in their life.  I would hope the commissioner of MLB will rectify the issue for next year or they may have to resort to a pitching machine?

I have no albums preordered for the month of July.  Actually nothing until August 25th when Queens of the Stone Age release their album.  I do plan to see the Spider-man Homecoming movie though!

 

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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

TRIVIUM/WEEKEND UPDATE

I’m taking Monday off from the computer all together. Sorry, tomorrow you’re on your own

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!! Probably

Yes, I went to Saskatoon on Friday to see “Trivium” on tour for the latest release “Silence in the Snow”

Lead singer & rhythm guitarist, Matt Heafy, seemed to be a much more confident frontman & knew how to work the crowd. It was pretty cool to hear the audience sing along with this song over the PA before “Trivium” came out!!!

Great show! Thanks to Mitch & Rachel for letting me tag along! We heard 1-3 songs from all 7 albums but the first album. Show was in Saskatoon at the O’Brian’s Event Center” a security worker saw me in a wheelchair as Mitch was pushing me up the ramp & cleared a spot for me at the counter they have cleared out for me the last 2 times I’ve been there! Trivium did a one song encore of this song.

Great show & it was done by 11:15 pm or so. We were back in Regina by 2:00 am.

We stopped for supper at a pub a few buildings down the street that opened in 2013, ended up missing most of the first of 2 opening bands. AWESOME service there too. Our waitress sat down with us, asked us where we were from, if we had been at the restaurant before, said she’d help us with the extensive drink menu as well as the dinner menu.

Article with drummer of “Trivium”

http://sickdrummermagazine.com/index.php/news/latest-news/2890-paul-wandtke-life-on-the-road-with-trivium-part-i

I REALLY want to see “Deadpool”. Betty White declares “Deadpool” a 2016 movie of the year.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/watch-betty-white-declare-deadpool-the-year-s-best/399281?utm_campaign=nme-daily-12-feb-12-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/656647-deadpool-sets-new-february-preview-record-with-12-7-million#/slide/1

New movie with Ethan Hawk playing Jazz trumpeter ‘Chet Baker’

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/watch-ethan-hawke-as-chet-baker-in-born-to-be-blue-trailer-20160212

“Metallica” reveal new photo book cover for the 30th anniversary of the album “Master of Puppets”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-back-to-the-front-photo-book-sample-pages/

“Rock It Out Blog” suggest the best spot to be at a concert. I like to be right by the sound board! That’s where it will sound best, for me.

“Linkin Park” says “Hello” from the studio with an update on the new album.

http://linkinpark.com/news/268463

This phone call gets me everytime!

Top 20 punk albums of all time. I’m not a huge punk fan but I do like some “Bad Religion” & older “Green Day”

http://loudwire.com/top-punk-albums-of-all-time/?fb12

LANGUAGE!!!!

“Valleys” streaming music. Again, never heard of them?

Adele at pre Grammy show

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-adele-debut-25-songs-at-intimate-pre-grammy-concert-20160213#ixzz403bGDypB

Mark Tremonti interview!

Surviving Doors, Alt-Rock Royalty Light Up L.A. Celebration for Ray Manzarek. “The Doors” & I have never gotten along. I can tolerate it, but they have never made my ears perk up.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/surviving-doors-alt-rock-royalty-light-up-l-a-celebration-for-ray-manzarek-20160213#ixzz404BPPzis

“St. Vincent” covers “The Rolling Stones”

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/st-vincent-covers-the-rolling-stones-emotional-rescue-listen/

Cut off for “……hyping Canada’s health care”???????????????????? I wasn’t there & never heard about this!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/espn-cut-off-arcade-fires-win-butler-after-hyping-up-canadas-healthcare-system/ AWKWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Deftones” on ‘Gore’ artwork. Song from ‘Gore’ & pretty much the album artwork at the beginning of the song.

http://loudwire.com/deftones-chino-moreno-gore-artwork-hear-music-see-color/

Dave Grohl reunites with the girl in the “Heart Shaped Box” video by Nirvana

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/dave-grohl-reunites-with-little-girl-from-nirvanas-heart-shaped-box-video-23-years-later/

Top 10 albums made by one artist

Top 10 live bands

I’d have to say mine are “Tool”, “Barenaked Ladies”, “Rob Zombie”, “U2”, “Big Wreck”, “The Watchmen”, “Pearl Jam”, “Ozzy”, “Queen”, “Foo Fighters” & many more…….

New “Dream Theater” is no. 1 on the Billboard rock charts!! This is THE album for me right now!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6874761/dream-theater-first-no-1-top-rock-albums

New Kanye West album on Thursday.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-announces-albums-final-title-the-life-of-pablo-track-list-20160210

“Steel Panther” acoustic song on new album & DVD

http://loudwire.com/steel-panther-the-burden-of-being-wonderful-acoustic-album-dvd/

20 best Guns n’ Roses lyrics. Must be flash back to the ’80s today?

http://loudwire.com/best-guns-n-roses-song-lyrics/

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“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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Another set list from Foo Fighters!

Scott Stapp & Wife to be on new VH1 reality show.
http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-wife-vh1-couples-therapy/

I was never a big fan of ’80s hair metal, my parents didn’t listen to it so neither did I. Here are some well known ’80s musicians from that scene covering a song.
http://loudwire.com/sebastian-bach-duff-mckagan-cover-guns-n-roses-patience/

Barenaked Ladies

12:00am eastern time on iTunes, usually. In Saskatchewan it’s 10:00pm or even 9:30pm sometimes.

AC/DC against ticket resellers! Rightfully so!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-01/ac-dc-in-stand-against-ticket-resellers

I hope Anthrax plays longer than Slayer? I like Slayer but it gets old after one album/45 minutes
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-01/slayer-anthrax-uk-tour-2015

Matt Heafy of ‘Trivium’ playing ‘In Flames’ on acoustic guitar!!

At least he’s alive, I know it sucks but there is a silver lining to his car collision. Tracy Morgan’s first interview after accident.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-tracy-morgans-first-interview-since-fatal-crash-20150601

Fall Out Boys “Uma Thurman” on arcade game “Dance Dance Revolution”

Halestorm in Canada.

Metal fans are considered to be the “most loyal” music fans according to Spotify.
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/85861?utm_campaign=nme-june-1-01-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I’m craving new ‘Lamb of God’ tunes!!! July 25th

New tour but the album release date is no go yet? https://www.facebook.com/FingerEleven/photos/np.1433184197619305.677491270/10152994196192572/?type=1&notif_t=notify_me

My voice disappeared, & my sinus’ are plugged. Just a cold, nothing big. I think I’ll have a nap on the couch.

Songs I like! “Huey Lewis and the News” Right there, stop please don’t judge me!





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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