WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT KIM & I?/THE WATCHMEN

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Foo Fighters” followed by “Dead Sara” the album “Pleasure to Meet You”

I exercised to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Stone Temple Pilots (2018)”

I was waiting to post this after my doctor appointment.  Nothing to worry about, it will be 10 year cancer free on December, 31st this year, my scan is clean again this year!!  One more appointment this year at the cancer clinic & I should be done with my appointments this year!  Although I’ll be giving blood for a blood test after another 6 months on my thyroid pill & see my family doctor.  My doctor calls me a “Miracle” I asked him to say that again for Kim.  He said most people with my type of cancer are usually deceased.  I say I got REALLY lucky!

Kim & I hear a lot of people say stuff like ‘Oh, you 2 are so nice’, ‘You 2 have been through more stuff than a couple married for 30 years’?  Where is this coming from?  We just had our 13th wedding anniversary.  Kim is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  No doubt about that one.  She’s the one that had to watch me survive cancer.

She learned how to administer my IV so we could spend time at my family’s cabin in the summer.

Guess what Kim told my parents when I was rushed to the hospital?  “He’s not going to die”.  I was unconscious & didn’t hear that.  That’s a very bold statement.  If I had heard it, I’d do my best to live up to it.

Am I perfect?  No, not by a long shot!  I’m lucky enough that I get to spend my life with Kim, who is perfect for me.  She never thought she’d know so much about baseball & I never thought I’d be watching any episodes of “Dancing with the Stars”.

I know I’ll hear it in some way this summer “You’re fat”, “You need to lose weight”.  This time I’ll respond.  “NO!  I’m not fat”

I’ve lost 45 pounds from my weight before I went into the hospital, gained an extra minimum of 15 pounds, so in total I’ve lost at least 58 pounds in total.  I think my doctor, at the cancer agency, is the type of person who just likes to hear the sound of her own voice.  Her hearts in the right place, just poor execution of what she’s trying to do/say.

I weighed myself on Tuesday, I’m 222 pounds.  If I hit below 210 I’ll look like “skin & bones”.  I graduated high school at 185, so I’ve grown & right around 215 or 220 is where I should be.  I have a big frame/bone structure.

I know when to shut my yap & listen.  If you’re talking all of the time, you’ll never learn anything.  The less you talk, “the more you know.”

 

THE WATCHMEN

A Canadian group that “broke up” in 2004 I think.  They still tour on occasion but don’t record anymore.  Originally based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They recorded 5 studio albums & released a live album last year.  Their 2nd release was HUGE in Canada.  I heard they toured EVERYWHERE though, all the way to Australia.  I was at home from school since I was sick that day.  I remember watching a video on Much Music for a single off of their 2nd album in 1994.  That album rooted them for the Canadian audience.  I thought their final show in Regina was in December of 2004.  I was playing at a party with Corey McDonald.  His co-worker’s party who let us rehearse in his heated garage.

You’ll likely hear a song of theirs from an album & perk up.  Then see a live show & go nuts because the AWESOME recording you liked is even better live!  If a band can’t at least duplicate what is on the album, they’re questionable at best for me.  The Watchmen knock it out of the park though.  One of my favourite bands to see live!  Here are a few songs in order of release…

 

1993    “McLaren Furnace Room”

MINOR LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

1994   “In The Trees”

 

1996 “Brand New Day”

 

1998 “Silent Radar”

Easily my favourite song of theirs (below)

 

2001 “Slomotion”

 

Audio & article with Myles Kennedy regarding his acoustic solo album.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/myles-kennedy-says-he-didnt-want-his-acoustic-based-solo-album-to-sound-too-soft-or-pretty/

 

I thought I was the only one against most popular/current country music?

 

A sequel to “The Pick of Destiny” by Tenacious D.  AWESOME!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/tenacious-d-announce-sequel-to-the-pick-of-destiny/

 

This is so true!  Why bother hating art publically?  I’ve likely done it in the past, waste of energy.  You don’t like it, don’t listen to it?  Pretty simple.  There are far more bands that I don’t listen to, than those that I do listen to!  Just because I don’t like a band or musician doesn’t mean that someone else shouldn’t like them.  Famous bands are famous for a reason.  They worked hard to get where they are, & they have a large following.

On the flip side if a band or artist is on social media, there’s always going to be haters who will call out a band if they don’t like them.  If they’re on social media, they had better grow some thicker skin to deal with all of the idiots out there.  Heck, I used to be one of those idiots.  “Do this, don’t do that”!  No, do what you’re happy doing!

 

Alice Cooper interview regarding Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, & evil bands.

http://loudwire.com/alice-cooper-evil-bands-religious-talks-marilyn-manson/

 

I was watching the pregame of yesterday’s Blue Jay game & was immediately shocked by this news.  23 year old closing pitcher from Mexico was arrested Tuesday morning for domestic assault.  I don’t think anyone in the Blue Jay’s organization ever thought that would happen?  Field manager John Gibbons probably took the news the worst.  He stated that he had a father to son type of relationship with the young pitcher.

If you do the crime, you do the time though.  I don’t know where the trial will take place?  I assume in Canada.  Until the trial he’ll be in jail until June 23rd I believe the date was?  I know it was mid-June.

 

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Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl invites 8 year old boy on stage to duet with the kid. LANGUAGE!!! YES WITH AN 8 YEAR OLD????
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/85882?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Hayley Williams (Paramore) doesn’t relate to some older songs. Her view has changed on some topics.
http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/85886?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Fidlar” parody ’90s videos
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/fidlar-parody-your-favorite-nineties-videos-in-40oz-on-repeat-20150602

“Darkness” guitarist would leave if they went digital.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/darkness-dan-hawkins-doesn-t-do-digital

Chris Adler (Lamb of God drummer) to play a live show with Megadeth!

New Tom Petty song!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-unearths-shimmering-lost-song-somewhere-under-heaven-20150602

Walk off the Earth new song

Fantastic album by “Third Ion” out of Regina. Not beat you over the head death metal, more a mellow type of metal.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

Who would have thought the mighty would fall so far? Now Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) is doing a “reality” show.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/tony-iommi-in-search-for-guitar-star

The super group “Teenage Time Killer” have released a song from their album. Lots of Dave Grohl playing bass on the track listing.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/teenage-time-killers-share-ferocious-new-song-ode-to-sean-hannity-featuring-jello-biafra-listen/

New Muse video!!!!!!

Chris Cornell’s solo album, Higher Truth, to be released September 18th tour dates in the link below
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18 This is where I stopped following his solo stuff (from the 2nd album). Just checked out his 3rd solo album, it sounds good to me.

Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18

I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Paramore?

Unheard version of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’ with Eric Clapton

Rent this movie from iTunes Americans, it might help you understand what Canadians truly are?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/being-canadian/id985374292

Full length Foo Fighters show.

Janet Jackson preps first album in 7 years
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-preps-first-new-album-in-seven-years-20150603

Wednesday, June 17th at The Exchange in Regina, Limblifter! I wanna go!

Another Muse song!!!!!

This came from a Thornley demo on Ian Thornley’s My Space page

Muse wants to turn ‘Drones’ album into a musical
http://www.nme.com/news/muse/85905?utm_campaign=nme-june-3-03-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I think ‘Slayer’ is somewhat over rated?

If ‘Imagine Dragons’ are the type of rock music for the rest of the decade, I’ll keep looking for the music I want to hear! They aren’t terrible, not what my ears want to hear.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/imagine-dragons-on-trippy-new-arena-show-paul-simon-obsession-20150603?page=2

Interview/article with Joe Hahn of ‘Linkin Park’
http://crypticrock.com/interview-joe-hahn-of-linkin-park-talks-filmmaking/

Remember little Jordan Cook from Saskatoon? He’s all grown up & goes by the stage name of Reignwolf! (Blues music)

Dave Grohl after the Death of Kurt Cobain

Spotify, Google Play, Pandora Radio, iTunes, & CD stores suck at the moment. I want to own my music, so I use iTunes. That being said, who do you think is getting most of the money? Not the musicians but iTunes & the label are likely getting the bigger piece of the pie. Do you want a radio subscription until you die or do you want to go to sleep at night knowing your music is there and you own it, you’re not turning on a “radio station” to play music. You’re turning on you’re home stereo or iPod. All of that cheap music will be there no matter what. I still purchase the odd CD & as many
Blu-rays as I can fit in here. I don’t plan on having a Netflix account for the rest of my life. I’ll go to a theater, rent the movie on iTunes or just buy the movie. Free streaming sites sort of seem like a pirated product to me. Even iTunes for music isn’t all that & a bag of chips. How will a new group or artist be able to afford to go on tour if they’re broke? What if I don’t want to see them in concert? I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, will I go to see her in concert if she comes to a venue anywhere near me? No. I’m not huge on country music, which will likely be included in her show. I downloaded the album from iTunes. “You’re welcome! I just gave you pennies for your album that probably cost you $900+ to make”. That doesn’t sound right to me?

Yes, I have “Hoobastank”, “Iced Earth”. “In Darkness”, & “Idle Sons” I like the sound of these groups, but I couldn’t pick out one song in particular, so here’s what you’re getting today………

Songs I like! “In Flames”





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