WEEKEND UPDATE/BEN HARPER

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Went to the cabin this weekend since my parents will begin closing it for the winter (it’s not winterized).  My parents, my brother & Rachel, myself & Kim were all out there.  Mitch & Rachel came out Saturday morning.

We watched an older football movie Friday, it was a cold weekend with some rain & sleet there.

Saturday the 6 of us were just hanging out.  Watched the Saskatchewan Roughrider game in the afternoon while beginning the pickling of our livers.  Had supper, played cards.  Stopped our card game to visit with my cousin & her parents, who have a cabin out there as well.

I tried some sipping Bourbon.  As with anything but red wine, I liked the bourbon, quite tasty.  Mitch & Rachel found some ‘Pumpkin Spiced Baileys’ quite tasty!

Good weekend & a lot of fun!  Nice break from being here staring at the same 4 walls!

 

WOW, that’s blind loyalty!!!!!!!

I could care less if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, in this situation all I need to know is are you a decent person?  I’m in Canada & I could care less about Canadian politics.  Russia got to vote in the American election yet the USAs neighbor to the north didn’t, how is that OK?

 

Is this something an organization would say if they were selling tickets to scalpers?

http://loudwire.com/ticketmaster-denies-scalping-scheme/

 

BEN HARPER

I don’t have a clue about this man.  I do have 8 of his albums though.  He’s always playing either as a solo artist or Ben Harper & _____________ The Innocent Criminals, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Relentless 7, or just as a solo artist.  He sings while playing slide guitar (mostly) in a chair with the guitar on his lap.  I really like the Gospel album he made with “The Blind Boys of Alabama”!  As usual I’ll dive right into the music….

1995   FIGHT FOR YOUR MIND

 

1999   BURN TO SHINE

 

2003   DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE

 

2004   THERE WILL BE A LIGHT

 

2006   BOTH SIDES OF THE GUN

 

2007   LIFELINE

 

2009   WHITE LIES FOR DARK TIMES

 

2016   CALL IT WHAT IT IS

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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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WHEELCHAIR/SMASHING PUMPKINS

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Muse” the live album in Wembley Stadium “H.a.a.r.p.”

 

This is what happens here when you get up on time, before 7:00 am.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 I was discharged from the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I had 1 or 2 therapy sessions in the morning & was discharged after a meeting at noon.

I didn’t exercise on Monday.  Kim had the day off from work & we had an appointment.  I was being measured for a lighter wheelchair.  We haven’t decided which of the 2 different chairs I’ll get.  I get one to try for a few days, then the other to try.  I’m measured for either one to be ordered.  It is going to be a 22 pound chair or a 12 pound chair.  My current wheelchair is 40 pounds.  I just have to choose which one is more comfortable, so it won’t ruin Kim’s back lifting it into the vehicle.

There was a mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday or Monday, I can’t remember.  Everyone is on social media sending out their thoughts & prayers.  That’s great, keep sending out thoughts & prayers, really, keep doing that.  Unfortunately that’s a reaction to a bad situation.  Why not be proactive instead of being reactive?  Semi-automatic, automatic, & pistols should all be banned from every store.  Do you need more than a hunting rifle that gives you one bullet at a time?  I wouldn’t think so?  “A gun in the hands of a good person is better than a gun in the hands of a bad person”.  Think about that argument for a bit.

Now, if a bad person can’t get a gun legally, why does a good person need a gun?  Guns in North America should be banned, with the exception of hunting rifles & any guns for police officers or a branch of the military.

All of these mass shootings have happened & they all effect multiple people.  What happened to resolve future problems after each shooting?  NOTHING!  I’ll give credit where it’s due.  When the shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred the President said something I agree with ‘Let’s take the guns & deal with the backlash afterwards’ roughly, I’m paraphrasing.  Donald Trump is, surprisingly, the only politician I can think of that said that publically.  The USA has a big problem with gun violence & Canada also has a problem.  Politicians need to stop sending out thoughts & prayers, & do their job to keep the public safe.

We shouldn’t have to live in a society like this.  Nobody should have to decide if they should wear full on S.W.A.T. gear or just a bullet proof vest when they leave the house.

 

SMASHING PUMPKINS

I have 8 of their albums not including their “Deluxe” reissues or greatest hits.  I have 2 on CD, the rest are either borrowed or purchased from iTunes.  I wasn’t really a big fan of them when they first came out when I was in high school in the ‘90s.  They were on the radio & on Much Music.  I figured “Hey that’s not bad to hear on the radio!”  I certainly didn’t dislike them, I just didn’t feel compelled to rush out & buy a CD.  My brother bought me their greatest hits album for Christmas one year, which made me pay more attention to them but not enough to purchase more than 1 other album.  It wasn’t until after I finished my time in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that I was really hooked & wanted more.  Here are the highlights for me….

 

1991    GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS (A double album)

 

1998      ADORE

 

2000    MACHINA – THE MACHINES OF GOD

 

2007     ZEITGIEST

 

2014    MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SOLARA (single)

The greatest hits was released in 2001.  I don’t listen to them often, good music to listen to while doing stuff around the house when the wife isn’t home.

 

Hahahaha!  Oh, Jimmy Kimmel!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-prank-stoners-with-incredible-edible-placebo-candy-702867/

 

Joe Walsh (Eagles) with Foo Fighters live playing “Rocky Mountain Way”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-joe-walsh-rocky-mountain-way-fenway-park/

 

September 7th can’t come fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, you won’t like them “They sound too much like Led Zeppelin”

 

35 years ago today, Metallica released their debut album “Kill ’em All”

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE TOTAL & A BIT OF REBUTTAL

A 4 day week for me.  150 triceps pushups (I was messing with the numbers this week), 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 400 pushups, & 160 back flexes.  Starting Monday, December 4th I’m going to take it down a bit until January 2nd.  Triceps, leg lifts, & pushups.  Crunches & back flexes will come back into the fold on January 2nd.

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” a greatest hits album, followed by “Prince” the album “1999”

 

When I was released from therapy, I felt a sense of entitlement, “Yay I beat cancer.  Look at me!!!!”  I didn’t realize it then, but I already got the greatest thing ever, a second chance at life & make it better.  Instead I acted terribly, even before I was released & all of my therapy session were done.  Luckily everyone stuck around despite my behavior, since they know that’s nowhere close to what I was like before cancer.  THANK YOU!!!!

In one of the more recent postings I said something like “Hope for the best.  Prepare for the worst.”  You can only do that in certain circumstances.  You can’t spend your entire life looking over your shoulder looking for something bad to happen.  Unless you know something bad is coming just enjoy what you have & look forward to whatever good the future has for you!

 

On Jimmy Kimmel, multiple celebrities sing an original holiday song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-bono-diddy-bryan-cranston-sing-were-going-to-hell-on-kimmel-w512802

 

Slash sold his house for $8,700,000 to a rap artist.

http://loudwire.com/slash-sells-beverly-hills-mansion-big-sean-8-7-million/

 

The grumpy old baseball analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays, Gregg Zaun, has been fired for inappropriate conduct towards female co-workers.  He had it coming.  If anyone told him he was wrong, he’d get angry & share his displeasure on air.  I never made it anywhere close to any type of professional team, maybe that’s why I disagreed with 99% of what he’d say?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/newsalert-greg-zaun-fired-sportsnet-235650945.html

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/sportsnet-terminates-zaun-allegations-inappropriate-behaviour/

 

Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé duet.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheeran-beyonce-duet-on-perfect-remix-w513013

 

Taylor Swift’s new album will be added to streaming services soon if you want it.  All I’ve heard is the single, & that was enough for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swifts-reputation-headed-to-streaming-services-w513014

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MY RE-OCCURING DREAM

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

 

I exercised to “Slipknot” the album “5 The Gray Chapter”

 

500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 375 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 75 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I think I figured out a portion, maybe all about a re-occurring dream I’ve been having since I was in the WRC.

I continually dream that I’m late for high school & I have an English paper that’s WAY overdue.  I get to school & have no clue as to what my locker combination is.

In University in 1999 my grandmother died of breast cancer.  I was a mess at the time.  I skipped out on an English final & drove to Moose Jaw & back instead.  With the 3rd Foo Fighters’ album that had just been released in November blasting the entire time.  My grandmother passed away on December 5th, 1999.

I guess that dream is more about me having some type of unfinished business to deal with?  Maybe it’s nothing & I’m reading too much into it?

No Trump talk!  You know what I think about him & you’re entitled to your own take on him!  I have never & will never condone violence to ANYONE.  If I thought it would change anything I’d give Trump a slap upside the head.

I’m typically not a political person.  Canadian politics bore me & I choose not to vote.  If I lived in the USA that would be different.  I watch too much CNN, since watching Trump lead the USA is much like his campaign x 100.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It’s August, there’s very little music being released & not much for music news but here’s what I could find.

 

Audio interview with Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God.

 

Audio interview with Corey Taylor, singer for Stone Sour & Slipknot.

 

Audio interview with Royal Blood.

 

 

Poor camera man!  Kim & I just laughed & laughed & laughed………..

 

When I was working, I’d listen to my iPod a double album of “Lynyrd Skynyrd” their Greatest Hits & “Systematic Chaos” by Dream Theater, or the odd podcast.  One ear bud in my right ear, other one down my shirt.  Noise cancelling headphones on.  Those 2 albums would pretty much last my 8 hour shift.

 

A 2nd song from Jack Johnson!!!!!

 

A PBS concert\documentary regarding Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-rock-the-acropolis-in-landmarks-live-trailer-w498301

 

Jimmy Kimmel reads mean tweets from Trump supporters.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-reads-mean-tweets-from-angry-trump-supporters-w498287

 

Jose Bautista is too old to be the face of the franchise, he’ll probably ask for too much next year whoever he signs with & he’s a whiner.  Have fun on the Free Agent market at the end of the year, if you’re still with the Blue Jays at the end of August.

If Jose Bautista can hit 30 home runs this year, I still don’t think I’d renew his contract of $18,000,000.  Troy Tulowitzki & Jose Bautista would be the first of many players I’d try to dump on whoever wants to pay for a name.  Right there is $38,000,000 off the books of players not living up to their contracts!

 

My album of the year for whatever year it was, was “Nothing but Thieves” self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album is being released on September 8th this year & here are the 3 singles they have released thus far…

It’s not close to hard rock, rock, or metal.  Lots of people my age & younger will not like this group.  I’m OK with that, for any music I listen to, I never said you had to like it.

August 25th new Queens of the Stone Age, September 8th Nothing But Thieves, Alter Bridge anthology, & Jack Johnson, September 15th Foo Fighters.  After that, who knows?

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.

 

Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “In Waves”

I exercised to “Paramore” the first album “All We Know is Falling”

 

4 days of exercise remember.  Planking, 120 pushups, 200 leg lifts & 40 back flexes over 4 days

Planking, 50 leg lifts, 30 pushups, & 10 back flexes every day.  I get up when Kim wakes me up & leaves for work.  I put on my exercise clothes, exercise, have breakfast (Hardboiled egg, 2 Rice Cakes, Fruit juice I’ve made for the week in our Vitamix, black coffee, & a water bottle with me all day).  Then I clean myself up for the day & put on respectful/appropriate clothing for the day, yes, shorts are appropriate for winter!

This seems like a very small amount of exercise to me.  I’ll ad some yoga to this next week &/or ad some pushups.  I’m just not satisfied with my exercise routine at the moment, I want more!  I expect more from myself.  There’s always somebody doing better at anything.

Is this how you survive surviving cancer?  I’m making it up as I go.  I’m able to help out around the house more, that’s a good thing!  I have to get Kim to show me how to use our stove from the future again.  Buttons on a black surface?  It might as well be in a different language?

When I was in the WRC they had me in music therapy.  I wrote lyrics for a song that I was supposed to play guitar on, possibly do the entire song with supervision of my music therapist.  To this day, I can’t flash between any type of guitar chords.  Might take me a while, yes it is frustrating.  My brain knows what to do, my left hand strongly disagrees.

I was in a severe depression at the time.  Just balling 10-20 times a day.  I started crying during one of my music therapy sessions.  My therapist asked if she should give Kim & I a minute.  I told her “no”.  I didn’t need to hide it.  She asked what I did to get over one of those moments.  I simply said “I hug my wife & it goes away”

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.

I’m so sick of hearing about another terrorist attack & more senseless acts of violence.  Don’t ask me why, but when I heard about the bombing in Manchester, I got very angry inside.  It’s just so stupid!  Here’s U2 on Jimmy Kimmel with their take on the situation.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/u2-on-manchester-attack-terrorists-hate-everything-we-love-w483946

 

I bought the Linkin Park album last Friday.  It’s not your regular Linkin Park album.  I don’t hear it as an album full of singles though.  It’s 10 songs that need to be heard 1 through 10.  Very mellow album.  The 2nd track is pretty much a straight up rap song, the majority of the album is Chester Bennington singing over delicate tracks.  If you’re looking for the typical Linkin Park album with him screaming the lyrics at you, you won’t find it here.

MINIMAL LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Long article/review of Alter Bridge live

http://thepopbreak.com/2017/05/24/alter-bridge-live-2017/

 

If you think for one second that any band or musician is creating music for the fans, sorry but you’re dead wrong.  If you’re not happy at your job would you do it?  I highly doubt it.  A band or musician will create the music they want to.  If you like it great!  If you don’t, get over it & move on.

 

“Broken Social Scene” recruit “Johnny Marr” for Manchester show 1 day after the bombing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/broken-social-scene-recruit-johnny-marr-for-manchester-show-w483967

 

Security practices after Manchester bombing.

http://loudwire.com/festival-promoter-security-practices-manchester-bombing/

 

Paramore’s performance on James Corden!

 

I had to share this with you since I forgot how much I like it.  My exercise music Thursday morning.  “Kyuss” the album “Blues for the Red Sun”.  This is the band bass player Nick Oliveri, & guitarist/singer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age started!  Foo Fighters’ song “Outside” is based on Kyuss having to play outside in the middle of the desert since they refused to turn their instruments down.

These songs, ‘Outside’ & ‘No One Knows’ might not exist without Kyuss?

 

I don’t think most concert goers even care about extra security, security workers are seen but don’t usually factor in to the overall experience unless you’re doing something wrong.  The only interaction I’ve experienced with any security is a pat down & “Please take your cell phone back to your vehicle if it can take photos or videos”.  Yes, I had a flip phone in 2007.

http://clrvynt.com/concert-security-manchester-tragedy/

 

Behind the cameras recording the Muse video

 

At the moment “In Flames” & “Linkin Park” are under fire from fans about not being as heavy a previous albums.  Would you like Metallica if they just made the “Black” album & “Master of Puppets” forever?  Linkin Park already made “Hybrid Theory” & In Flames already made “The Jester Race”.  Look at those albums & say “Been there, done that”!  There’s no need to lash out to them on social media!  They’re making music they want to make, if you don’t like it, move on.  No the albums aren’t as heavy as past efforts.  They’re still good albums to other fans though.

 

Yay, System of a Down!!!!!!!!  15 songs written AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

If there’s still the possibility of System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, & A Perfect Circle releasing new music, this could be a FANTASTIC year in rock & metal music!

 

In Flames shared it…….

 

I don’t think or know of any metal fans that have had this problem but people just assume you’re rude, atheist, music snob, drug users, etc.  The metal fans I know are cool, nice & unassuming.  I like metal but it certainly isn’t the only type of music I listen to.

 

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour speaks about being sexually assaulted at the age of 10.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-sexually-assaulted-age-10/

 

How Paul McCartney’s dad inspired The Beatles “When I’m 64”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/beatles-sgt-pepper-at-50-inside-when-im-sixty-four-w483670

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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