RACISM/ALBUMS AVAILABLE.  THIS YEAR’S NOT OVER YET!

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Weekly exercise total; 600 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 175 back flexes, 360 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

I fell asleep to “Neil Young” a greatest hits album

I exercised to “Ben Folds Five” the album “Whatever & Ever Amen”

 

Yes, I exercise immediately every morning.  Unfortunately cardio is not a regular part of the regular routine.  By the time Kim gets home from work, I’m exhausted & more exercise is usually the furthest thing from my mind.  I’m not blaming anyone for this.  “I need somebody” to assist me so I don’t fall & crack my head open.

The morning exercises help immensely with my walking, which is always assisted & with a walker.  “I’m not satisfied” with my status quo.  I’m not afraid to pile on more exercise, I just need to kick myself in the butt & do more.

 

I don’t even like talking about this, but it happened.  I don’t want to make a BIG deal about this but it is a BIG deal.  I’d love eradicate racism.  That’s won’t happen with Trump, Un, & Putin in power.  I know I’ll catch crap for this, but it needs to be said.

Abbreviating the “N” word to “Nig” does NOT make it any less offensive.  It angers, saddens, & offends me that people have to deal with this garbage & that the person who said this is a distant blood relative of mine.

I’ll be the first one to tell you that I’m not perfect.  I’ve NEVER even considered using a racial slur at anyone!  My aunt would severely over tan, we were in a restaurant & I said “WOW you look like an Indian”!  I think everyone thought I was using a racial slur regarding the Aboriginal community and told me to quiet down.  WOW were they off.  What I meant is people from India.  How is this racist?  Indian, Canadian, American, African, Australian, Mexican, English, etc.  I find East Indian racist, why do I have to specify Indian as “East” Indian?  Teach me please, should I use another word?

Metal screaming isn’t just noise & not everyone can do it, me included!

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

 

“Coheed & Cambria”.  Their new album “The Unheavenly Creatures” – October 5th release date, has some catchy tunes on it.

 

“Nothing but Thieves” – What did you think made me this way? 4 song EP – October 19th

 

“Greta Van Fleet” – Anthem of the Peaceful Army, October 19th

 

“The Struts” – Young & Dangerous, out October 26th on iTunes

 

“Into Eternity” – The Sirens, out October 26th on iTunes & more importantly www.bandcamp.com the money spent on www.bandcamp.com sends the majority of the proceeds go directly to the band members!

 

“Tenacious D” – Post Apocolypto, November 2nd on iTunes

 

“Muse” – Simulation Theory, November 9th on iTunes

No I don’t have all of these on preorder from iTunes.  I have 4/8 on preorder.  I hope to purchase a CD at a future “Into Eternity” show.  I’m holding out on “Tenacious D” since the previous album was more about vulgarity than anything else.  I’m going to wait until November for “Coheed & Cambria”.  I have a TON of music coming to me in October.

 

I just read a bit about another album release in October 26th, another one I’ll wait for until November.  My limit for October & November is at it’s capacity.

“Chevelle” – 12 Bloody Spies B – Sides & Rarities, October 26th full release date.

That’s it for iTunes purchases for me this year.  Gotta start with the Christmas Gifts, & probably delay more purchases on iTunes this year.

 

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS

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As a brain cancer survivor, I find that I have less energy than others who haven’t had brain cancer.  I can’t speak for others who have had different types of cancer & yes, I know more people who have had cancer than most people think, & I don’t know who was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center for cancer related issues.  Either way that really isn’t my story to tell.

I know that not everyone wants to blab about their personal brush with cancer whether they’ve had it or know someone who has.  This blog wasn’t my idea, it’s meant to keep people up to date on my recovery & I agreed to it, I hope someone will benefit or is benefitting from this?

This is supposed to help with my hands, I find that I tend to use my index finger & thumb on each hand.  My left hand is useless & really isn’t steady at all to this day.

I had absolutely no energy or get up & go in me this week.  I was tired & sore, it was time to listen to my body.  So the exercise total is pitiful at best, for me.  I expect a TON more out of myself.

5 day weekly total; 200 pushups, 0 tricep pushups, 50 back flexes, 200 leg lifts, 100  crunches, 120 squats.

Music from the week; “Finger Eleven”, “Dead Sara”, “Halestorm”, “Megadeth”, “Metallica”, & “Coldplay”.

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

LANGUAGE!!!!

Release on Friday, October 26th.  New album from “The Struts” (2nd album) & “Into Eternity” (6th album)

I’m going to hold off on the “Into Eternity” album & hopefully get it at a show in town.  You can find it on www.bandcamp.com for $15 as well.

My opinion on this subject tends to be met with fierce aggression.  You have right to your opinion as much as I do.  You can call me any name you like & I will gladly feed the rope!

You’d think a band like “Lamb of God” would be rich, you’re totally wrong!  They play multiple sold out venues every year all over the world, no not every show is sold out.  They record, they tour & what is there biggest source of income?  Merchandise that they’ve paid for to sell at their shows.  Not album sales, not streaming sites, not tour tickets, MERCHANDISE.  Think of how many people they have to pay for a concert or recording an album.

They go home to Virginia & do normal stuff, I’ve got it on video.  Fix/build a deck, cook, race cheap almost dead cars, go to a chili cook-off, etc.  What a lavish lifestyle for musicians of this century!  Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.  Go ahead, drink more of the punch!  If you think that’s rude, you deemed it that way.  My opinion is that streaming music is terrible at best.  Wait until I tell you how I really feel!  Might as well chain smoke tobacco & become an alcoholic.  They’re both legal too, & they’ll kill you………..literally!  Ah crap, you have to pay for them, well that’s out of the question then?  Yes I drink, not in excess.  3 drinks tops on a Friday, & 3 on a Saturday.  If it’s a special occasion, only until I’m just a wee tipsy.

I only bring this up because iTunes are phasing out music downloads to compete with streaming site Spotify.  Both streaming services pay a very low amount to any musician.  CDs & downloads are said to be gone by the end of March.  I use iTunes for music mostly, & renting movies on occasion.  With music downloads going away, I’m not sure if I’ll use the original iPhone we have in a drawer without activating a number to it or if I’ll start a vinyl collection?  I know what I’d like to do, but that’s not financially realistic in my/our situation.

Do you have a laptop, iPad, or iPhone?  If so, did you have a desktop computer before?  If yes, thanks from Apple, you’ve given them a TON of money because they have convinced you that an outrageously overpriced phone is needed.  The only difference between all of these gadgets is that a phone makes phone calls & texts.

Before I get any fiery backlash regarding this.  This is not aimed at any individual.  If I wanted this to be private I’d email that person!

Let’s all bow down to millennials with an attention span of 1 second.  You don’t like a 3 hour baseball game or a 3 hour CFL game?  Great enjoy a 4 hour NFL game!  Remember the 6 second videos?  They were too long for a typical millennial’s attention span, so they shortened it to a 1 second video.  Well that was dumb!

I feel like the last one at the bar, searching for something that’s already gone.  Wait, I figured it out in a stroke of absolute GENIUS!  If I stream music for as long as said streaming site is operational, when they get shut down & they likely will, since only vinyl has stood the test of time, the streaming site has to let me keep what I’ve chosen to stream.  When a magazine goes out of business, they don’t take away previous publications.  My sister-in-law & brother-in-law have MOUNTAINS of older magazine publications.

Please clue me in on this?  Am I up the creek without a paddle or am I correct in thinking this?

Despite all of this why do previous musicians get to make more cash than current musicians?  Everybody is making more money due to inflation except musicians who are making less.  WHY?

 

ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS

All I have is a greatest hits album of theirs.  This is the other Elvis that nobody talks about.  He’s a very good singer/songwriter who is also probably a really good front man.  He’s English I believe & is married to Canadian jazz artist Diana Krall from the west coast of Canada in British Columbia.

 

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CNN/PARAMORE

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Battles”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the album “Fortress”

 

Kim took Monday off, she told me earlier on Sunday.  We got up & she went for a run, while I did my exercises.  Then we went out for lunch & I needed some shorts.  Brewster got to hide out alone at Sherry & James’ place.  He can’t stay here alone, he has bad anxiety & makes a lot of noise.  We had a noise complaint when we first moved here.

Oh a pint of Guiness beer was SSSOOOO tasty at lunch!!  That’s a REALLY good treat, since it’s roughly the same price for a 4 or 8 pack as it is for a 15 pack of generic beer in a liquor store.

I hope you’ve all discovered “The Fosters” which is on Netflix.  I think we’re on episode 7?  If you liked “Parenthood” there’s a very good chance you will like “The Fosters”

I miss “Parenthood”, I wish it was on Netflix.

I’m OK, I survived stage 4 brain cancer.  I saw this commercial on Tuesday & realized how lucky I was, again!

I could have been born with a disability, maybe I’d never know what it’s like to walk?  My family doctor tells me how lucky I am more often than not when I see him.  When I saw him in the spring Kim & I had just celebrated our “Lucky 13” wedding anniversary.  I was joking of course, he replied “VERY lucky 13th anniversary.  What did you two do?”  I told him “Kim had her head over a pot of boiling water with a towel over her head.  Trying to steam the cold out of her.  I watched TV”!

I watch too much CNN.  It’s hard to avoid watching a car crash in slomotion though, especially when everything hit the fan on Tuesday.

I hope this means it’s “The Beginning of the End” for the president who won’t be named.

 

See if you agree with this list?  For me, it’s more “no” than “yes”.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-album-each-year/

 

PARAMORE

Took me a looooooooong time to finally hear this band.  I think I jumped on the bandwagon on their 4th album?  They’ve released 5, I was late to the party, & it’s a really fun party.  The first album was released in 2005.  I believe singer, Hayley Williams, was signed to a record label at the age of 14.  She agreed to it, on the condition her band ‘Paramore’ was included.  I think they worked on their music & waited a couple of years to release the debut album in 2005.  I believe she’s 30 now & the most recent release was in 2017, she was 29 at the time of recording?  The 5th album made me a HUGE fan!  Totally different than their previous releases, which are also really good.  So here is a sampling of their stuff…..

 

2005    ALL WE KNOW IS FALING

 

2007     RIOT!

 

2009    BRAND NEW EYES

 

They’ve done the pop/punk thing & have done it well, if you ask me, this album is a bit different & sort of foreshadows what will happen on the 5th album.

 

2013   PARAMORE

 

2017   AFTER LAUGHTER

This “After Laughter” album REALLY impressed me.  I’m in & can’t wait for what’s next, but I still can’t stop listening to these albums.

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WEEKEND UPDATE/HALESTORM

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SHORT WEEK, I’LL CATCH YOU ON FRIDAY!!

Music throughout the weekend. “Metallica”, “Halestorm”, “The Beaches”, “Foo Fighters”, “Tool”, & “Tremonti”

 

Left for my family’s cabin Friday after Kim finished work & when we were done packing on Friday, shortly after 7:00 pm.  We ate en route, it’s almost exactly a 1 hour drive.  We haven’t been there the last 2 years, & no, it’s not winterized.  One of my cousins from Manitoba was there with my mom & another couple most of the week.  Short trip, but well worth it! We stayed up Friday with the guys watching “Hot Fuzz”, an instant classic, on Netflix & the girls playing cards.

On Saturday we drove to Chamberlin to ‘Twisted Sisters’ for some always tasty ice cream in the afternoon.  An appetizer for a meal of deep fried tiny fish bits, seasoned & deep fried potato skins, & deep fried turkey.  Thanks to Ray & Karen for the great meal.

We stayed up to play cards & drink, all 7 of us, on Saturday night.  Dad & Ray have been working at remodeling the cabin & have made the washroom easier for me to get into aka more accessible for me.  I believe there are more changes to come, & I’m anxious to see the finished product, so far it’s looking very good!

Drove back home on Sunday, just to get some stuff ready for the week.  Just do some of the stuff for the week ahead.  My body was absolutely craving water & vegetables.

 

I guess the “Into Eternity” release on Friday was only a preorder?  I’ll grab a CD when I see them next time in concert if possible!  They’re from Regina so I’m sure I’ll see them live!

 

Dave Grohl plays all of the instruments on 23 minute song.  Interview with Jimmy Kimmel!

 

HALESTORM

A brother & sister along with two friends.  The group is based in Philadelphia.  They call themselves a metal band, I would call them a hard rock group though.  3 guys & one girl.  The drummer is the singer/guitar player’s younger brother, the two friends are filling the sound on bass & lead guitar.  The brother & sister started the group in school at a talent show.  The 2 of them played & a fellow student asked what their group was called she replied “Halestorm” since their last name is Hale.  They have 4 studio release albums, 1 live album, & 3 EPs of 6 songs each of cover songs.  Their 4th studio release came out on July 27th, 2018.  The first 2 albums I find to be very similar.  I like both although they’re both very similar.  I’ll give you 2 songs from each of the first 3 albums & we’ll see what happens with the latest release…

 

2009   HALESTORM

 

2012   THE STRANGE CASE OF

 

2015   INTO THE WILD LIFE

 

2018   VICIOUS

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

 

 

 

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THANK GROHL IT’S FRIDAY (3 DAY WEEKEND!!)/BRYAN ADAMS

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I fell asleep to “The Struts” the album “Everybody Wants”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

2 days of walking with my walker with Kim helping me in the evenings.  She had some work related stuff to do this week.  I’m not posting the walking distance until the end of November.  It’s more about the quality than the quantity.

Morning exercise total; 625 pushups, 500 crunches, 650 leg lifts, & 420 squats.  Other exercises I did on occasion 150 tricep pushups & 40 back flexes.

Every day this week I’ve felt exhausted even before I exercise.  I wake up & think “Yay it’s Friday………nope it’s _________ ah, crap!”  No matter what I’m thinking on any day, I’m completely useless for a good 2-5 minutes & avoid any physical activity, even a shower.

So many things to think about when I’m walking!  Keep the walker straight, strike the floor with my heel, stand up straight, don’t take un-normal step amounts, etc.  I guess I should focus on one issue at a time, it should be less stressful that way.  I like to think my day is done after my morning routine, nope!  As much as I don’t like it, I don’t want to live in a wheelchair the rest of my life, & the exercises are making a noticeable difference, but I always know that someone is doing better than me.

This exercising isn’t just for me, it’s for me not to be a burden to other people too.  Nobody says I’m a burden, but things would be much easier if I was more independent.

 

How do I find out about the newer bands that I like?  Facebook &/or www.youtube.com.  I see a group I’ve never heard of & jump in feet first.  So this new music I find is all youtube’s fault.  “The Beaches”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Dead Sara”, “The Struts”, “Greta Van Fleet” etc.  I see a thumbnail on www.youtube.com  & I click on it.  If I don’t like it, oh well there goes 3 minutes or less of my time.

If you don’t know who “The Beaches” are, you will come Juno time if you’re Canadian.  They’re nominated for ‘Best New Artist’.  They fall into the indie rock category which I sort of avoid but they got me.  4 girls in their early 20s from Ontario.

 

Summer TV isn’t terrible Toronto Blue Jays almost every day.  Then “Suits”, “Dr. Pimple Popper”, the TV series “Shooter”, “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”, & “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

It’s on TLC, I just assume it’s not real, very entertaining though!

“Shooter” is based on the movie starring Mark Wahlberg.  He the producer for this show.  The first season was the story that was told in the movie.  They’re on the 3rd season now.

No release date or preorder date has been announced yet, but I’m anxious for the new “Greta Van Fleet” album at the end of August or a bit later & MUSE in November!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is “Into Eternity” day!!!

 

BRYAN ADAMS

I currently own only his ‘Greatest Hits’ & I had to add “Cuts Like a Knife” to it.  His album “Waking up the Neighbours” was one of the first 2 CDs I got with a boom box when I was 11.  The other CD was “C+C Music Factory”.  Bryan Adams is a Canadian legend.  I saw him last year at the new football stadium before the inaugural season started.  I saw him at ‘The Conexus Arts Center” 3 years ago (?), just him, his acoustic guitar, & a piano player.  Both shows did not disappoint. He’s been releasing albums since 1981 from what I can tell on iTunes.  Yes, he has a large catalogue of songs.  In no particular order, here’s a sampling…..

This first one is on “Waking up the Neighbours”

 

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WHEELCHAIR/JIM JEFFERIES/U2

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I fell asleep to “The Beaches” their debut full length album “The Late Show”, followed by “Halestorm” the new album “Vicious”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” their self-titled album from 2009

 

The wheelchair is ordered.  There was a different make of the 12 pound chair, & that’s what has been ordered.  The foot rest is there but it’s angled so I can use it or flip it vertical under my seat & still propel with my feet.  I’ll use the foot rest, just not in the house, it really gets in the way when I’m in the kitchen.

Sunday ended with a BANG!  I made my vegetable juice & baked some fish, then I went to see comedian Jim Jefferies!  Absolutely HILARIOUS!  Big surprise for me is when Dale, friend of the family, pulled a VIP pass from his pocket for me as we were waiting for the doors to open.  We all (5) met & got a photo with the comedian.  Good times!  Came home with the VIP pass around my neck & Kim calmly asks “Where did you get that?”  I told her how it went down.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t do a week of just cardio?  The week works out that I’ll be walking with my walker 3 evenings this week.  I know I have to keep up with some of my other exercises as well.  If I stop it becomes much more difficult to achieve my goals!

I will say that practicing to walk without falling is the most tiring/frustrating thing to do.  For not having done much walking at all, it’s been OK thus far.

 

Finger Eleven play “Awake & Dreaming” acoustically.  From their first album “Tip”

 

New ‘Into Eternity’ album to be released on Friday!!!!!  Not on any streaming site or iTunes.  $20 through email for a CD intoeternityCD@gmail.com or download $15 on www.bandcamp.com

 

Oh Shark Week!  I’ll miss you, see you next year!  I’m counting the days already!

 

Yes, I was in a cover band to start learning how it felt to play live on stage & just improve as much as possible on everything.  Doing cover songs is a love/hate thing for me.  On the one hand, someone else wrote it & now a different artist is going to try & make it better?  Another way to look at it is “Cool, this is what likely inspired other artists”!  Male or Female it doesn’t matter as long as it’s done well & means something to whoever is covering a song.

 

New “Greta Van Fleet” in late August

 

When Robert Plant approves, who cares what they sound like?

 

The Toronto Blue Jays had a closed door players meeting Monday after a horrific game in Oakland.  A lot of talk about coming to the ball park, doing your job although they’re not making the playoffs, etc.  The short-stop who hasn’t touched the field since July 2017 due to injury, but still making $20,000,000 this year decided to pipe up in the meeting.  He’s 32 or 33 years old & will continue to make $20,000,000 a year until the end of the 2020 season.  If I was a player in that room, whatever he had to say would go in one ear & out the other.  He wasn’t even with the team until Monday??  Why would I listen to someone who hasn’t been with the team in a year?????!!!!  Even with him playing the wins & losses would likely be very similar.

 

U2

Most people know who U2 is.  Those that know of the band either highly despise, or really like them.  I loved U2 in the late ‘80s & early ‘90s.  Now I listen to them on the odd occasion or if Brewster & I are in the vehicle, while U2 is on the radio, I turn it up.  Yes, I agree, the “Songs of Innocence” free album to iTunes users was terrible, however the follow up “Songs of Experience” was a very good blend of older U2 while being more modern at the same time.  Everybody knows the “Joshua Tree” album, so I’m not going to review that one.  I’ve rarely, if ever, heard thoughts on one of my favourite albums “Achtung Baby”, released in 1991.  This album or “The Joshua Tree” are both fantastic yet different. “Achtung Baby” was full of studio/production trickery, but still good.

 

Here are 2 album tracks I’m a BIG fan of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I own, on CD, every U2 album from the album “Boy” released in 1980 all the way to “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” released in 2005.  I think they released 2 after that, which I don’t own at all.  I have the album they released for free & bought it’s follow up “Songs of Experience” which, like I said, is a much better mix of new & old U2.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CHROMEO

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I fell asleep to “The Struts” the album “Everybody Wants”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

 

Monday we had an appointment to check out my wheelchair options.  I get $1000 for life on a wheelchair & likely going to cost $6500, were in debt already might as well go deeper.  4 day weekly exercise total; 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 200 crunches, 300 tricep pushups, 80 back flexes, 240 squats.  Remember I’m alternating days.  I do 3 exercises one day, then the other 3 the next day.

 

My back & arm exercises take much more time than my abs & leg exercises.  I like not having to exercise for 2 or 2.5 hours.  I hope this is beneficial in the end.

I’m still not sure which wheelchair I’ll be getting?  I hope to have one ordered between 12:00 – 1:00 on Kim’s lunch break.  Kim was emailing with someone at the place they manufacture the lighter one & was told they could make it with the one change I’d like.  If the salesman in town can get a hold of someone there, I’ll get the 12 pound chair.  If not it will be the 22 pound chair.  So I’ll find out later today.  For me, it wouldn’t really make much of a difference.  The lighter wheelchair will be easier on other people’s back lifting it into a vehicle.  For me both chairs are MUCH easier to move around in, they seem to glide easier with little effort if that makes sense.  The issue is the foot rest.  I use my feet a lot in the house, but if were out shopping or something my legs get tired from lifting my feet off the ground.  I’d like to have that option in the lighter chair.  It normally comes with the foot rest as a structural need, but they do make a chair where the foot rest can be lifted to the side & out of my way.  I would like that option!

I talked with Kim & it looks like next week will be 5 days of cardio.  I find no joy in practicing walking with my walker, but it’s a necessary evil I guess.  BOOOOO!!!!

 

CHROMEO

2 guys out of Québec, Canada.  They have released 6 albums since their debut in 2004.  This pop music HIGH on the sugar side.  I bought their last 2 albums of the 6 available.  The earlier albums just didn’t sit well with me.  No I’m not all metal & rock.  I think it was Alice Cooper that said something to this effect “I can’t have someone yelling at me all of the time!”  I’m rather passionate about all of my music but even I need a break from someone yelling at me all of the time.  Chromeo is the complete opposite of heavy music….

 

2014      WHITE WOMEN

 

2018    HEAD OVER HEELS

 

The new “Halestorm” album “Vicious” is out today!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Next Friday, “Into Eternity” album “The Sirens” will be out on www.bandcamp.com for $15 or email them intoeternityCD@gmail.com if you’d like an actual CD for $20 + shipping.  This is an independent release, all proceeds go directly to the band.

 

I don’t like bashing any band, however when I saw this band playing at half-time in Hamilton, initially the lead singer looked as though she had better things to do aka she seemed very distant from the situation.  I’ve watched it a few times & it debunks my initial reaction a bit, but not enough.  As for the music, I’m good with it, but it’s probably not something I’d listen to multiple times.

 

After listening to the new Metallica album & reading many reviews, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is a gateway album to the rest of their catalogue!  It’s really good!

 

 

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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