WEEKEND UPDATE/PENTATONIX

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Music throughout the weekend. “Alice in Chains”, “The Pretty Reckless”, “Halestorm”, & “Dead Sara”

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

 

I got a new water bottle a few weeks ago that hold 1 liter of water.  I have dry mouth.  If I don’t have something to drink or sugarless gum to chew on.  I drink a minimum of 3 liters of water a day if not 6 liters a day.  If I’m going somewhere that evening, I keep it at 3 liters.  Most days it’s 4 or 5 liters then I’ll go to the washroom once or twice in the middle of the night.  I usually chew sugarless gum at the Saskatchewan Roughriders games!

We stayed in again Friday night.  Watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose……..again to the New York Yankees 11-0 or 12-0, I can’t remember?  Then we binge watched 3 episodes of “The Fosters” on Netflix.

Saturday we binge watched more of “The Fosters” during the day.  I went to a Saskatchewan Roughriders game vs. the visiting Ottawa Redblacks.

Dear Saskatchewan Roughriders,

The game clock started 56 minutes ago.  I’d like to see you demonstrate an offensive touchdown instead of relying on special teams & your field goal kicker?

Sincerely,

Me.

 

 

How disrespectful is that?????????????????????????????????????

 

Or you could just get a decent amplifier.  Guitar players are always searching for the perfect tone.  Guess what, it’s very hard to find, unless you’re lucky!  Find an amp that you’re 80% happy with.  Then there’s no need for any type of distortion pedal.  The guitar & amp are far more important than effect pedals, especially distortion & reverb pedals!

 

I have different bands, but that’s basically my shirt collection along with a few golf shirts & long sleeve shirts!

https://www.kerrang.com/features/the-13-best-heavy-metal-t-shirts-of-all-time-ranked/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true

 

Certainly not my list “Rush”, “Tool”, “Led Zeppelin” & “Lamb of God” so far down the list?  I’ve never seen “Rush” or “Led Zeppelin” live.  From the many acts, rock & metal acts, I have seen live.  “Tool” & “Queen” would be at the top of my list.  I did see “U2” in ’99 or 2000, they were AMAZING!  They couldn’t be on a metal & hard rock list though.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-live-acts/

 

“Beck” preforms with “Gary Glitter” playing Garry Glitter’s 1979 hit “Cars”

 

Went to see “The Meg” with my brother.  Have you seen “Jaws” from the 1970s?  Either way, watch that for a shark movie.  Rachel wasn’t feeling great & stayed home.  Kim didn’t want to see the movie.  We went to my parents’ place for supper & met up with Kim there.

The Meg, we expected it to be a little loopy, my brother prefers “Deep Blue Sea” to “The Meg”.  I’ll leave it at that.  I did notice the odd nod to “Jaws” though.  Fun action movie though, not much more to it.

 

PENTATONIX

They have 9 albums out including the 3 Christmas albums.  They’re a 5 part vocal harmony group.  The majority of their stuff is all vocals with no instruments.  I think I’ve heard instruments in 2 or 3 songs, but it’s hard to tell.  They only have one full album of original material.  I’d like more of that but I can also see how that would be difficult in A Capella.  I don’t count the Christmas albums in any type of review but here’s a sampling of the other 6 albums….

 

2012    PTX. VOL.I EP

 

2014   PTX. VOL.II EP

 

2014   PTX. VOL.III EP

 

2015   PENTATONIX

 

2017   PTX. IV: CLASSICS EP

 

2018   PTX Presents: TOP POP VOL. I

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/JIMMY EAT WORLD

 

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Music throughout the weekend. “Dave Grohl”, “The Struts”, “Lamb of God”, “Bruce Springsteen”.

 

Relatively quiet weekend.  Friday I watched the Toronto Blue Jays.  Did the same on Saturday.  Stopped the game on Saturday while visiting with Tim Wong & his kids.  I’ve been friends with Tim since grade 9 (1994-1995?).  Nice to see him.  I see him about once a year, since he lives in Edmonton.  Always a welcome visit when he’s in town.  Kim had a work BBQ on Saturday.  She left just before 3:00 pm & came home quite late (2:50 pm – 11:40 pm roughly), what was I doing?  I watched “Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi” after Tim & his kids left.

Today is our get ready for the week ahead, I’ve made my juice & Kim’s out grocery shopping.  I’ll bake some fish & Kim will put her lunches together once we hard boil some eggs.

Brewster is getting old.  Kim took him to the Vet this week.  He’s 12.5 years old, both ears are infected, & on a scale of 1 – 6 his heart murmur is at a 4.  Gets me more than a little worried.

 

I can’t wait to see “The Meg”.  That might rank up there for me with the movie “Jaws”?

 

JIMMY EAT WORLD

A pop/punk band made up of 7 people with 8 albums.  Again, more emphasis on the pop than the punk.  They made their debut in 1996 with the album “Static Prevails”.  I own 4 of their albums.  Not the first 2 releases or the last 2 releases.  They’ve hit the peak of their career for me.  I didn’t get into them until 2001 on their 3rd album “Bleed American” when I saw the video for the song “The Middle”.

 

2001    BLEED AMERICAN

 

2004    FUTURES

 

2007   CHASE THIS LIGHT

 

2010   INVENTED

I can see how people would get really bored with this band fast.  Very redundant with the majority of the songs in very simple 4/4 time.  If I’m listening to stuff like this or a very progressive type of music, I’m probably not thinking about the music & have just tuned out of everything.  If it’s very progressive I might be focusing or thinking too hard about what’s going on in the music.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday evening we stayed in & rented “The Shallows” from iTunes.  I thought & Kim thought it would be awesome!  I guess we both had really high expectations for, here’s a quick rundown of the film.

Jaws+127 Hours+Castaway-Sharkweek=The Shallows

In the first 15 minutes she broke ALL of the rules when swimming in the ocean.  She played the role of a surfer from Texas, who apparently has never watched any of the episodes during “Shark week” on the discovery channel.  I’m just assuming her family doesn’t have the discovery channel or Netflix?  1.  Don’t swim alone.  2.  Tell others where you’re going.  3.  Don’t bleed in the water.  4.  Don’t swim during the evening.  5.  Don’t try to survive on top of a whale carcass that’s floating & has been half eaten

Most of the dialogue in the trailer must’ve hit the editing room floor?

 

Saturday was Kim’s birthday.  I felt guilty, I was a bad husband.  Went to a Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Dad & I were soaked, my feet got cold & wet from all of the rain.  We left at half time.  Our rain gear didn’t really help much!  I had to change EVERYTHING & put a towel on my wheelchair.  I haven’t left a game that early since the “Labour Day Classic” in 2008.  Andy Fantuz brought me an autographed jersey in the hospital & 2 tickets to the game.  It was windy, cold, & raining.  So we left at half time.

Saturday night I saw “Jay & Silent Bob get old” at the casino with Corey.  In my defense, we bought the tickets months ago & it was on a different date.  They changed the date & it happened to land on Kim’s birthday?  It was HILARIOUS!  Quite offensive if you don’t like Kevin Smith movies.  He just finished directing an episode of “The Flash” & is part way through directing an episode of “Supergirl” in Vancouver.  In the spring he’ll be filming his own movie “Moose Jaws” in Moose Jaw.  He was here since he was scouting locations to film in Moose Jaw.

Sunday we went out for brunch, mom, dad, Mitch, Rachel, Kim, me, & Grandma  & Grandpa.  Quite a few birthdays fall in a 3 week span, better off doing them all at once!

Now I have to get to some laundry!  YAY……………………..said no one ever.

 

Walk off the Earth

 

Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour, speak about his struggles with alcohol LANGUAGE IN THE AUDIO LINK INSIDE OR READ THE ARTICLE

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-alcoholism-ego-scott-ian-never-meet-your-heroes/

 

Finger Eleven shared it….

 

Third Ion shared it…

 

“The Pretty Reckless” album review.  I like it, I’m not gaga over it, it is a pretty solid rock album though.

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-who-you-selling-for-album-review/

 

How to deal with Credit card scam phone calls with King Diamond!

http://loudwire.com/trolling-telemarketers-with-king-diamond-songs/

   Hahahahahahaha

^^Dave Grohl played all of the instruments on the “Probot” album & sent each song to his favourite underground metal singers.

 

Interview with Vicky of “The Agonist”

 

100 of the best songs of the 2000s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-songs-of-the-aughts-20110617

These songs are in the top 100-50 songs.  I disagree with about 90% of this list, but I’m 36 & I listen to mostly 1990s grunge.

 

 

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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

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We had BBQ hot dogs for supper last night as I was going to bed I told Kim “My breathe tastes like “Chocolate Star Fish & The Hot Dog Flavoured Water”. Stop it spell check in Canada there is a ‘u’!
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/chocolate-starfish-hot-dog/id108107 LANGUAGE & TERRIBLE MUSIC BELOW!!!

Megadeth cover on acoustic guitar.

I really like “Limblifter” but it’s on a Wednesday night. No good for me.

Buzz Osbourne is ticked with the ‘Montage of Heck’ movie. I think he’s ticked that his grunge band ‘The Melvin’s’ didn’t reach the success of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, etc. He pop’s up from time to time whining & complaining about these groups. His band is still going but very few know of them or their music. Take a hint “Buzz”?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/buzz-osborne-continues-to-bash-montage-of-heck-20150611

I guess Carly Rae Jepsen’s album isn’t out yet?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/carly-rae-jepsen-shares-emotion-release-date-preps-new-single-20150611

Big Wreck live!

I tend to gush all over Big Wreck & Foo Fighters. I pee a bit when I see a concert or hear of a new album on the horizon!

More Ian Thornley demoing gear!

Him, Myles Kennedy & Dave Grohl are my musical Son, Spirit & The Holy Ghost! Myles sings back up on this Big Wreck tune!

Don’t know why. Bill Murray’s humour evades me, always has?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/watch-bill-murray-putz-around-the-middle-east-in-the-rock-the-kasbah-trailer/

Finger Eleven shared it so here it is! Sounds better than the last 2 albums to me?

A movie I know I won’t be seeing, no disrespect to Bill Murray, I’ve never understood his humour.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-bill-murray-sing-deep-purple-in-rock-the-kasbah-trailer-20150612

One Direction? That’s what Rebel Wilson says she has tattooed above her butt hole.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/one-direction-on-touring-without-zayn-malik-we-have-a-few-surprises-20150612

Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell in new movie!
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/will-ferrell-kristen-wiig-bring-drama-for-a-deadly-adoption-teaser-20150612

“Orange is the new Black” season 3 hit Netflix last night! We’ve watched the first 2 episodes of the new season.
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/orange-is-the-new-black-cover-story-caged-heat-20150612?page=2

If they reboot “Jaws”, I’ll rent it. Anything else, I’m good really! I’ve got a special edition of the original “Jaws” DVD & I love it. Please don’t ruin the franchise, they already did that with the II, III & IV sequels I rented years ago, on DVD, at a Blockbuster.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/from-jurassic-park-to-jaws-10-best-and-worst-movie-superbeasts-20150611

“Cauterize” by Tremonti do you have it & do you like it? I don’t do reviews, I just tell you what I’m really into! For hard rock /border line metal fans grab “Cauterize” by Tremonti & “Screaming Bloody Murder” by Sum 41.
http://www.guitarworld.com/mark-tremonti-premieres-cauterize-playthrough-video-exclusive

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/screaming-bloody-murder/id427041306 This was released in 2011 & it’s really good!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/cauterize/id994986717

Got this with my iTunes pre-order, yes I pay for music? Weird I know? If the big name groups from the ’90s & earlier on made millions of dollars & lived in fancy houses with 14 fancy cars, why can’t the musicians of today have the same thing? I don’t know how most streaming sites work other than the new apple site. $9.99/month for music you don’t truly own. To me that sounds a lot like this? “You’re paying to listen to a radio”! You don’t own the music you’re basically renting it every month with Apple’s streaming service. I pay for each album/song I have & I don’t have to worry about “renting” it tomorrow or the next month. I pay for it & I’m assuming the money isn’t going to the right place 97% of the time. $2-$13 is really going to kill you for 1 album? I don’t have an excessive amount of money. If Kim says “Whoa! Hold up!” cool, I’ll wait. LANGUAGE IN THE SECOND LINK!!!!

Finger Eleven’s new album on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/five-crooked-lines/id999975916

Right now I’m all over the place with my music. I always fit recently purchased music in to my day. “Silverball” by Barenaked Ladies, “Drones” by Muse & “Cauterize” by Tremonti.
http://www.q1043.com/onair/jonathan-jc-clarke-1368/watch-muses-christopher-wolstenholme-discusses-direction-13671167/

I know what I like, now you tell me what you like? If I’ve heard it, I’ll let you know. I’m always on the look out for good new music. I don’t judge, I’m not a music snob. Anyone could come to me & say “WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU LISTENING TO THAT CRAP FOR????!!!”. Because I like it? Good enough for me.

Mark Tremonti is doing a lot of interviews for this new album! It’s worth it if you like this music!

If you live in the area here’s ticket’s for a festival. “Our Lady Peace”, Collective Soul”, “Finger Eleven”, etc.
http://www.soundofmusic.ca/tickets

New lineup for “Smashing Pumpkins”……………………again. I think they had more lineup changes than Foo Fighters?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/smashing-pumpkins-have-a-new-lineup-once-again/

Here’s Mark Tremonti’s title track from the new album.

Just got word our 12.5 pound dog can’t poop or pee on his pad on our balcony. Why? Who is this effecting other than Kim & I who have to clean it up? Does this mean I can poop & pee on our balcony? Our roof, everyone else’ rules. I didn’t know our 3′ x 10′ balcony that nobody goes on to other than our guests was considered a “common area”? I think I’ll roll up & down the hallway naked shouting 4 letter words, with my middle fingers held high for all to see & see if Brewster’s poop & pee is that big of a deal?

Songs I like. “Iommi” I bought it on CD the day it was released. Good thing because you can’t find it anywhere. There is an album on iTunes titled “Iommi” but it’s not the same one. This is a Tony Iommi solo album with a different singer on each song.





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Chris