WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday ended with Kim’s boxing charity www.kissthecanvas.com.  I’m not a boxing fan, it was very entertaining though.  I didn’t like the way she stumbled after a beating.  I think my mom just cringed the entire 3 rounds, each 90 seconds.  Saturday was very quiet for us.  We sat around doing the bare minimum.  Eat, drink water, washroom, & not much else.  We didn’t even make it to 11:00 pm!

Watched the CFL Eastern & Western finals at my parents place.  The Saskatchewan Roughriders lost & so did the Edmonton Eskimos.  So the Grey cup game next Sunday will be the Toronto Argonauts vs. the Calgary Stampeders.  I have no reason to watch the game next week.  If I had to choose.  Go Toronto Go!  I think anybody/almost everybody will be cheering for Toronto, who would be considered the underdog in this case.

 

Kim has tomorrow off.  I’m thinking that’s a good idea for me too.

 

MUSIC & POP CULTURE TALK

 

New “Paramore” video!!!!!!!!!

 

This is the actual “Queens of the Stone Age” video I can never find

 

Can we just ban him from everything?  Maybe tape his mouth shut?

 

I did it, & I shouldn’t have.  I found another concert I would enjoy.  Stone Sour & Halestorm with guests February 4th 2018.  Stupid money tree is bare still.

 

He continues to make questionable movies, yet people still cast him.  His name is likely why he’s in some big movie all of the time?

https://ca.yahoo.com/movies/backlash-brewing-johnny-depps-role-fantastic-beasts-sequel-121827250.html

 

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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

1 DOWN 161 TO GO

I fell asleep to “David Bowie” a Greatest Hits compilation.

For exercise I first put on “Better Than Ezra” the 13 song album “Friction Baby” when that played through I put on “The Birds of Satan” their only/self titled album (Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side project, where he plays the drum & sings).

^^I bought the CD in high school in the $0.01 deal from BMG or Columbia House. I think I went back & forth 4 times on those deals after I had full filled my 3 purchases of $28.99? I remember subscribing to both twice.

1000 crunches is the new daily exercise goal with a 2 other exercises afterwards! If Kevin Hart can do it, there’s no reason I can’t, I’ve got the time

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A great start to what will be a good story “win or lose” for the Toronto Blue Jays. 8 complete innings pitched by 24 years young pitcher Marcus Stroman followed by the 9th inning closer 21 years young Roberto Osuna. 2 run home run by short stop Troy Tulowitzki in a 5-3 win for the Toronto Blue Jays. Only 161 games to go until the last 2 at the beginning of October. Plus the playoffs if that happens? Water & grapes aren’t necessarily baseball food, it just feels wrong? Troy Tulowitzki first home run of all players in 2016.

I’m helping Kim out with the cleaning here more & more. I’ve been assigned bathroom duty. (Hahaha, I said doodie). I finished one washroom and moving on to the second bathroom on Sunday, all the while singing & rocking/headbanging to “…done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next one. Done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next…”. All of this was before my overflowing joy after a Blue Jay win!

I’ll let you know right now it’s summer which means I won’t be as consistent with my blogging. Wednesday’s blog may be a little bit later due to an afternoon baseball game. Don’t people work on Wednesdays? Thursday you might get a 4 day exercise total with a dash of music news? Friday, & Saturday, I’m not even going to pretend there’s a computer in here. I’ll catch you on Sunday with what could be a looong weekend update after the 3rd baseball game in Toronto that day against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine checks out the School of Rock.

I know nothing about her or her music but it’s good to hear she’s taking a stand by saying ‘Hey, this isn’t right’ basically.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kesha-i-got-offered-my-freedom-to-rescind-dr-luke-rape-claims-20160403#ixzz44nXlXVp6

Am I reading this right? Are “In Flames” done recording another album? That would be AWESOME!!

https://www.facebook.com/inflames/posts/983749408340485?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1459716678912200

10 best metal albums of 1996

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1996/

I don’t consider “Tool” a metal group but that was a fantastic album!!!

I’m not much of a Jonny Depp fan in any roll. I guess he’s a big enough star that he can afford to do what he likes, so he’s giving music a shot………………….wait…………………wasn’t he complaining about actors crossing over into music & vice versa? Yes, yes he was, but that was months ago nobody will remember that.

http://loudwire.com/hollywood-vampires-2016-touring/

I’m not much of a country music fan, but my wife is, so I hear it on occasion. Fine by me, I tune it out. We have this recorded & haven’t had time to watch it yet.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-miranda-lambert-keith-urban-zz-top-look-for-tush-on-acms-20160404

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

Royal Blood, a pleasant surprise for most rock fans!!!! “Wait,….I’m going to see Foo Fighters with my dad? Royal Blood is the opener? AWESOME! What else is going to happen, my jaw won’t go further down? Road trip to Calgary to see my aunts & uncles with Kim, & a boat load of cheaply priced liquor!?!” That was an awesome but quick trip last summer! There was also a day with a hand full of brewery tours!

6 unanswered questions Rolling Stone still has about the Guns n’ Roses reunion. They give an inch & every fan wants a mile!?!?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/six-questions-we-still-have-about-guns-n-roses-reunion-20160404

Deftones fans this one’s for you!!!!

http://loudwire.com/deftones-new-song-hearts-wires/ New video inside the link!!!!!

Why would anyone care about Bieber’s hair being dreads? Is the world just picking out things to complain about with him? He’ll shave it off when he gets bored with it, then everyone can complain about him being bald? ‘Cause the hair style changes everything!?!?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/justin-bieber-has-dreads?utm_campaign=nme-monday-4th-april-04-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Don’t forget “Star Wars : Episode VII The Force Awakens” is available on DVD & Blu-Ray tomorrow, I’ve got the first 6 on DVD. I like having the complete series, so I’ll ask the boss if she wouldn’t mind picking it up after work tomorrow?

The most viewed carpool karaoke segment on www.youtube.com

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” used in the development of a cancer fighting medicine.

http://loudwire.com/acdc-thunderstruck-increase-effectiveness-cancer-drug-delivery/

Consequence of Sound ask what would be your walk up to home plate for an at bat now that baseball has started? This would be mine if we could pretend I’d hit or have the ability to play this position? 3rd base is where I lived & was a guaranteed out for the opposing team!

25 year anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album in September. Bassist Krist Novoselic interview/article.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nirvanas-nevermind-at-25-krist-novoselic-ponders-lps-significance-20160404

My favourite song from the album. Also my favourite cover song I’ve ever played on stage!!!!!

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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,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

YOU MADE IT, THE WEEKEND’S HERE!!!

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “T”, as in Trivium on shuffle.

Kim & I are watching “Scandal” on Netflix. We Just finished season 3 Thursday night. Great show, one problem, writer/creator “Grey’s Anatomy” & “Private Practice” lady. She’s a hot writer at the moment but I swear she gets writers block every 10 minutes & “Ooo, now they have sex”. I like “Scandal”, but it is really getting old fast. That’s the exact reason I don’t watch “Grey’s Anatomy”. I liked “Private Practice” too, but I don’t miss it. All of these shows are getting old around every corner somebody’s having sex with someone, for no reason at all?

Thursday’s Rock It Out Blog. GREAT TOPIC!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/aux-out/death-becomes-them/

Gay marriage seems very similar to marijuana issues at the moment. They can do either legally or illegally? What would you want the police to be more concerned with? Pot smokers that want a bag of chips, same sex people living together? Or the guy down the street who will snap in a week & go on a shooting spree?

http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-rob-halford-kim-davis-debacle/

IT’S HERE!! THE SINGLE BY IAN FLETCHER THORNLEY!!!!! GET IT………………..NOW!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/secrets-single/id1041070636

Blue Jays baseball Thursday night, they’re all but guaranteed a playoff spot if they go 5W-5L & the N.Y. Yankees go 8W-2L for the last 10 games of the regular season then the Jays are out & I highly doubt that will happen?

If this is true, when is this tasty nugget being released? All I see on iTunes are a bunch of “Slash” albums & EPs he’s sang on?

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-solo-album/

Guitarist, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-tom-morello-backed-outernationals-visceral-new-video-20150925

Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordon Levitt cover Rhianna as “The Old Time Gals” Barbershop quintet

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-fallon-joseph-gordon-levitt-cover-rihanna-as-barbershop-quintet-20150925

New Pentatonix video/song from their upcoming release on October 16th

Hollywood Vampire Rock in Rio with Lzzy Hale & Alice Cooper, performing “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin. Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jonny Depp both on guitar & Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

Really? The Pope plans to release a rock album, I think He may end up as the coolest Pope of my lifetime?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pope-francis-to-release-pop-rock-album-wake-up-20150925

Audio link inside of “Wake up! Go! Go! Forward!” Not this song, totally different

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/im-not-even-kidding-pope-francis-is-releasing-a-prog-rock-album-called-wake-up/

New band “Wakrat” with former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerfield.

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-tim-commerford-new-band-wakrat/

LANGUAGE!!! Not sure what to make of this song?

Cool video of a little girl fishing!!

Today/Friday, September 25th Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!! When we were onstage, no matter what rock band I was a part of. Nobody swore on stage unless it was a cover song. We didn’t care who said what, it didn’t matter, freedom of speech, Mitch did once & just didn’t want to do that again.

John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, etc. ^^

Songs I like. “The Refreshments” They were never a big name act, I think they were in the 20s on the Much Music Video Count down for 2 weeks in the ’90s. Then they disappeared. I have one CD, I think “The Refreshments” on iTunes are a different group other than this album?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fizzy-fuzzy-big-buzzy/id45889

Yep, they did this theme song!!!!

I still listen to this album. I flip through my iPod & I see ‘The Refreshments’ & then I think to myself, “Hey, I haven’t listen to that in a while?”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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,

Chris

YOU’RE OVER THE HUMP BUT IT’S NOT FRIDAY………………….YET

Today’s workout was brought to you by Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Vol.1 & Vol. 2

IAN FLETCHER THORNEY SOLO ALBUM FOR PREORDER ON ITUNES OCTOBER 2ND RELEASE OCTOBER 30TH!

Ooo, I like Ed Sheeran!

http://www.nme.com/news/ed-sheeran/88372?utm_campaign=nme-september-17-17-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter and an album announcement for release October 9th

Paramore shared Top 10 best pop-punk songs of all time.

http://www.laweekly.com/music/10-best-pop-punk-songs-of-all-time-6031317

These are on the list & I like them. Everyone will have a different opinion though. I get a bit worried when I see these types of lists. It’s usually 1-3 people that are telling you what they think. One of the reasons I don’t do reviews, it’s just what I think of the song/album. All I know is, if I like it.

All the power to her, country is the “in” thing at the moment. It’s the thing most people want to hear.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/cyndi-lauper-plots-country-album-20150916

24 years ago “Guns n’ Roses” released ‘Use Your Illusion’ I & II. At least they chose 2 good songs to cover!

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-use-your-illusion-i-ii-album-anniversary/

Arcade Fire & I don’t mix. Like water & oil don’t mix.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/arcade-fire-announce-new-two-song-single/

OH, Our Lady Peace, how I wish your songs were more like the first 4 albums…..

I kinda think Jonny Depp is doing stuff to try & remain relevant now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-depp-alice-cooper-and-co-raise-dead-at-hollywood-vampires-debut-20150917 This is one of the 3 movies I like that he’s in.

Did I not post this yesterday? I like Muse, this album “Drones” was quite disappointing for me. I must have expected too much from it?

Ryan Adams reveals his cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/ryan-adams-unveils-his-stunning-cover-of-taylor-swifts-bad-blood-listen/ Song inside the link. He covered the entire ‘1989’ album.

October is shaping up to be my month for releases! Trivium & Clutch on the 2nd, Pentatonix & maybe I’ll get the Coheed & Cambria album on the 16th, Ed Sheeran on the 9th, & Ian Fletcher Thornley (of Big Wreck & Thornley) on the 30th.

LANGUAGE!!!!

No new Ed Sheeran tune?

No new tune from Ian Fletcher Thornley? The snippet I heard from his solo album is more acoustic with some banjo thrown in.

If you’re getting this through Facebook, feel invited to like & share this! Facebook or the actual website give this a second to load all of the links. Some days youtube.com is a little wonky?

Songs I like. “Puscifer” Maynard James Keenan’s other other band. Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer

On iTunes. The CDs are minimum of $100, or more, each on amazon.ca

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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,


Chris

THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE?

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There’s no joy in Riderville. 0W-9L. Head coach, Corey Chamblin, was fired as well as the Roughriders GM. I call it a band aid fix. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will win the following 2, 3, or 4 games then continue losing. This mid season firing of the head coach & winning the next few games happens in most sports with any team that does this. No there’s not much “Rider Pride” in Saskatchewan at the moment.

Who ever thought high school would be the best years of your life? I was told that while in high school. I hated high school, couldn’t wait to graduate. I wasn’t part of the “cool kids” crowd. I was just a kid going through the growing pains of puberty. My voice was cracking, my bones were aching, I had to start shaving, I had terrible acne, etc. High school wasn’t all that fun for me. I made a few really good friends, & tried not to ruffle anyone’s feathers. I went to our grad with a girl I had known & gone to school with from kindergarten all the way to grade 12.

Yes, I went to grad, not my idea! “Oh, you’ll regret not going!”. Nope! If I could do it all over again I would certainly not go to my graduation. So what I regret is actually attending my grade 12 graduation. Didn’t want to go to my high school graduation or my SIAST graduation! Best years of my life were out of high school. I made life long friends that were & still are great people but I don’t really want to think about my years in high school. No one’s fault that I hated it so much, it just came off as something I had to do, a chore to become an adult.

Right now are the best years of my life! I live with Kim, my best friend! What more could I ask for?

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!!!

Finger Eleven lyric video premiere It tells me not to share the www.youtube.com link? MULTIPLE F-BOMBS WARNING, LANGUAGE AHEAD!!!!

http://loudwire.com/finger-eleven-blackout-song-exclusive-lyric-video-premiere/

^^No, this is one of the weaker songs, for me, on the album!

Harp Twins cover Metallica’s “One”

http://loudwire.com/the-harp-twins-metallica-one/

10 craziest beefs at the MTV VMAs. Of course Nicki Minaj is involved in 1 of them. So is Kanye West. SURPRISE!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-10-craziest-beefs-in-mtv-vma-history-20150901

I didn’t even know or cared to know the MTV VMAs were on?

http://loudwire.com/green-day-billie-joe-armstrong-mtv-vmas-ignoring-rock-artists/

Unless these $200 Tool blankets come with a DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, CD, Vinyl, Cassette, Digital Download & a Beta Max full of new material, I don’t need it.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/tool-hasnt-released-a-new-album-in-almost-10-years-but-they-are-selling-200-blankets/

I really want to see “Joe Dirt 2” & then I heard “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd was on the Soundtrack! AWESOME!!!!

I just thought this was really good & needed to be seen…

I’m not a fan of Jack White either. He’s just too much miss than hit for me. I’m also not big on Jonny Depp either.

There are quite a few other famous bands/musicians I have never liked. As for movies, if it has Jonny Depp or Keanu Reeves in it that shoots up a big red flag for me. Jonny Depp fired his agent because 3 movies in a row between last year & earlier this year tanked at the Box office, then he fired his agent. I didn’t see them, but I’m pretty sure his agent didn’t act in them?

^^I saw this movie since the original film from 1971 was really good with Oscar Wylde in it. If I nee to see it again, back to the original film for me.

Live, with their new singer, are much better than the last 2 or 3 albums they did with the original singer

I can’t see the new lineup/singer ever touching the “Throwing Copper” album. That must be a classic masterpiece for them!

26 years ago Motley Crue released “Doctor Feelgood”

http://loudwire.com/motley-crue-dr-feelgood-anniversary/

Taylor Swift fan charged for battery after a fight with security guards

http://www.nme.com/news/taylor-swift/87984?utm_campaign=nme-september-1-01-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Video inside link.

New “Royal Blood” song.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/royal-blood-return-heavier-and-mightier-than-ever-with-hook-line-and-sinker?utm_campaign=nme-september-1-01-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Big Wreck shared it….

1983 footage of Prince

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/footage-surfaces-of-princes-first-purple-rain-performance-circa-1983-watch/

Video inside the link!

Songs I like, “Paul Simon” one CD. The Masterpiece “Graceland”!

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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,

Chris

P.S.  Sorry, little later than usual.

CONCERT ETIQUETTE/CELL PHONE USE 2015

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Give the site a moment to load all of the links. It takes a bit for my computer & it crashes on Kim’s cell.

The difference between the Ed Sheeran concert & Foo Fighters concert? Foo Fighters fans are old enough to know how to use a cell phone at a concert. Nobody watched the concert through their cell phone. The 2 guys in front of my dad & I, stood up checked to see if it bothered my line of site, I told it was fine. They took about 2-4 pictures each & a video of their favourite song! That’s how to use a cell phone at a concert, it’s called CONCERT ETIQUETTE kids, learn it & follow it. There were so many cell phones at Ed Sheeran I went back by the exit doors to listen to the 2 last songs, no kids videoing the concert on their phones back there. Kim, security, & I. Much better!

New/old Rage Against the Machine concert/DVD

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/rage-against-the-machine-announce-live-at-finsbury-park-concert-film/

Now all of the homophobes can freak out at the sight of 2 straight men kissing

Grace Potter live on Conan I’d never heard of her, this was really good though, at least I thought it was good.

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden singer) on his battle with cancer.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-cancer-battle-science-project/

Yeah, it’s radio. Do you have “satellite” radio? Same crap different pile, that’s just how I see it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/how-beats-1-djs-like-josh-homme-and-pharrell-are-reinventing-radio-20150818

I heard their album “Naveed” & said “This group will be huge!!!!!”.  The people I was driving to high school were very opposed to my critique.  They did become very successful with their second album “Clumsy”.  Immediate decline for me.  When they released their 5th album “Gravity”, I was out/done.  The first 4 albums weren’t bad but the 5th was so not for me.

Jonny Depp & Gene Simmons play KISS classic for charity

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-johnny-depp-gene-simmons-play-kiss-classics-for-charity-20150818

I’m a little worried about the upcoming album by Trivium album. I have it preordered from iTunes, every time I listen to the first song released from it, I like it more. When I first heard it I was completely against preordering it. The second released song made me feel better,

Mark Tremonti on the possibility of a “Creed” reunion. Yes I played this in our first band, Sorry. No I haven’t heard it in a very long time.

http://loudwire.com/mark-tremonti-creed-reunion-doesnt-make-sense/

Mark Tremonti on Alter Bridge, “Cauterize” solo album & the future of Creed.

http://www.alternativenation.net/interview-mark-tremonti/

Checked out N. W. A.’s album “Straight Out of Compton” since there’s all of this hype about the movie. I like it, if I were to buy it, it’s probably not something I’d listen to very often.

Still really liking the new “Finger Eleven” album & the new “Lamb of God” album

Songs I like, “Norah Jones”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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,

Chris