DEATH/BETTER THAN EZRA

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”

I exercised to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

As soon as they got into the meat & potatoes of this song at the show, I think everyone got up to dance.

 

I severely bruised my left hand Monday evening while lifting a heavy box of CD.  That was the only day I did pushups.  At the moment I can’t put any pressure on my left palm or any finger, other than my index finger & thumb.

I wasted 27 years being afraid of death.  6 days after my 28th birthday, I was in a month long coma.  Me dying, never crossed my mind.  I didn’t see Heaven or Hell when I was unconscious.  I was alone in the Conexus Arts Center (live theater in Regina).  I was in the empty seats & I was with Oprah of all people, does this mean Oprah is a God?  I never pictured Oprah being where ever I was??!!?!  I rarely saw Oprah on TV.  If someone else was watching it, I’d see while going to a different room.

The point of this is, the thought of dying used to scare the crap out of me.  Now, not at all.  I’m not out there looking for death in any way.  I’m not about to become a reckless dare devil.  I’ll just keep doing my thing until my time is up, hopefully that’s in the very distant future.

In no way do I want to die, but I’m not scared of it at all though.  I don’t know where I was?  I know I wasn’t scared though.  In a coma for a month, yet completely calm.  I believe in an afterlife, Heaven & I acknowledge that there may be a place called Hell.

Question is was I “Dead or Dreaming”, I like to think I was dreaming. The following is from “Into Eternity” the album “Dead or Dreaming”

 

BETTER THAN EZRA

 

I have their first two albums only.  From the ‘90s while I was in high school.  I saw the video for the song “Good” from their first album & was hooked immediately.  According to http://www.wikipedia.com they’re based in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I bought the first 2 albums on either BMG or Columbia House, buy 12 CDs for a penny then buy 1 for $30.  I jumped “back & forth” between the 2.  From what I can tell on iTunes they have 9 studio albums, a Greatest Hits album, & a live album.

Here are a few songs from Better than Ezra’s first 2 albums.

DELUXE       1993

 

FRICTION BABY      1996

 

10 power ballads that don’t suck.

http://loudwire.com/10-power-ballads-dont-suck/

 

5 reasons people hate Nirvana     LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favourite Nirvana was & is still “Breed” from the album “Nevermind”.  Fun to play, sing, & listen to!

 

System of a Down’s future uncertain.

 

Alice Cooper babysat Keanu Reeves?

http://loudwire.com/keanu-reeves-alice-cooper-babysat-fake-poo-fridge/

 

Audio interview with Billy Howerdel, A Perfect Circle founder & music writer.

http://loudwire.com/a-perfect-circle-billy-howerdel-axl-rose/

 

 

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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

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SUPERBOWL

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “B”, as in Big Wreck

I avoid the Superbowl at all costs. The game is usually a side show to the commercials we don’t get through cable in Canada. Most people watch it since it’s the championship game for the NFL & for the half-time show. I’m all for the CFL but even it has been boring this year & last year. The NFL has never impressed me & the Superbowl is right around my birthday at the end of January. The half time show I’ll watch the next day on www.youtube.com

There’s already people throwing up red flags about Bruno Mars being the half time entertainment. Fair is fair, he’s not everyone’s preferred act. Remember, you can’t please everyone all of the time!

I ask you this. What has been among the top songs of this year? Oh, “Uptown Funk” would be one of them, along with a few others. So what would you like to have as the half time entertainment? Bruno Mars is hot at the moment & will increase the number of viewers which is what the Superbowl is all about, making money for the league. Off of the top of my head you have these 3 options & maybe a few more I can’t think of at the moment….

Can anyone think of another song off of Mark Ronson’s album other than “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars? I can’t, I didn’t buy the album, I bought the song & attached it to a Bruno Mars album I already own.

What sparked this conversation? This….

I’m not the be all & end all of music. There’s quite a bit of music I know nothing about but I like discovering stuff I’ve never heard. Please teach me?

I went to Moose Jaw today around 10:30. My mother was getting fruit there off of a truck from B.C. I think it was? Brewster & I went for a “car ride”. Nobody can say either of those words around him unless he is going for a “car ride”. He gets really excited & instantly worries he’ll be left behind, as well as frantically looking for his “leash”, another word we can’t say around him. Moose Jaw is about 40-45 minutes away. After 10 minutes roughly, he falls asleep on my lap until the vehicle stops!

Burger restaurant skit on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/kenan-kel-reunite-for-good-burger-sketch-on-jimmy-/388713?utm_campaign=nme-september-24-24-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I guess whoever’s still letting Keanu Reeves act?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/keanu-reeves-to-shoot-john-wick-2-this-autumn/388644?utm_campaign=nme-september-24-24-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pearl Jam play on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-pearl-jam-stephen-colbert-cover-neil-young-on-late-show-20150924

24 years ago Nirvana changed the musical landscape with the release of ‘Nevermind’

http://loudwire.com/nirvana-nevermind-album-anniversary/

Still one of my favourite songs to play or listen to!!

Royal Blood performance. I think I shared this yesterday?

Our Lady Peace. I’m all about their 1st 4 albums. I do own a Greatest Hits & 3 or 4 other albums though.

This is from their 2nd album “Clumsy” which was their breakthrough album

The Agonist shared it, so here it is. They were in Regina last week on Thursday at The Exchange, I really wanted to go but I don’t go out much on weeknights & Kim doesn’t like metal.

This Muse album will be the biggest disappointment this year for me. I had really high hopes for this album. Their 2nd , 3rd, & 4th album were great studio albums as well as their 5th/Live at Wembley CD/DVD (H.A.A.R.P.) LANGUAGE!!!!!

This is from their 4th album

Here’s my favourite venue for live music in Regina! Fun to play at The Exchange & a great place to take in a show.

http://tourismregina.com/blog/b-sides-rarities-the-regina-music-scene-venues/

Muse, live fan videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ7vWQArY3hKMI6z1b3H_QZVN3heW80HQ

I wasn’t big on “All That Remains” when I saw them open for “In Flames” in Saskatoon

http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-bassist-jeanne-sagan-exits-band/

New Ken Tizzard album for $3.99 on iTunes. You’ll know him as the bassist for The Watchmen & Thornley.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/no-dark-no-light/id992262199

I have never heard a bad cover of this song. The 2nd link is my favourite version though!

Songs I like. “Red Hot Chili Peppers” only 2 albums that float my boat.

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.