WEEKEND UPDATE/GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”

So far this year I’m 4/5 out of the albums purchased!  “Corrosion of Conformity” was very forgettable, very fast.  Somethings still a bit wonky with iTunes, so no more preorders from me.  See if that finally fixes things?

Thursday evening I watched the Toronto Blue Jays home/season opener with another Chris.  The other Chris & Trevor couldn’t make it.  Good thing after watching the Blue Jays pickup right where they left off last year with a 6-1 losing effort.

$20,000,000 short-stop will be on the 60 day disabled list, he hasn’t played since July 7th.  Also the $23,000,000 third baseman can’t throw to first base.  He can hit, I don’t see him playing 3B until sometime next week.  Time to see all of that depth they acquired in the offseason!

Slept in on Friday, Kim was up early to pick up Hannah & go shopping with her.  I was folding laundry when they came home the 3 of us had a picnic inside.  Yogurt, apple slices, Panini split 3 ways, a 1/6 of a cookie each, & a little candy that Hannah brought for us all.  Hannah says we can save the other half of the cookie later.

Saturday was a busy day for us.  Lunch with Corey, Jolene, Hannah, & extended family from out of town.  HUGE Easter meal, ham, potato salad, 2 broccoli salads, perogies, cabbage rolls, peas, bread, cookies, & 2 pies, apple & cherry.

We were home by 5:50 or so.  Mitch & Rachel came by for BBQ steak, broccoli salad, & garlic bread.  Sat around & visited for a while.  Kim went to bed & I stayed up to watch the Blue Jays win in grand fashion.

3 stolen bases by 1 player in the 8th inning to make it 5 – 3 for the Jays.  That hasn’t happened since 1947 or 1941, I can’t remember what they said.  Nobody has stolen home plate for the Blue Jays since 2007.

I watched it late Saturday night, Kim & Brewster were in bed.  I was so happy & couldn’t make a sound.  The Blue Jays won the game 5 – 3.  That made their record 1W – 2L.  New York has 5 very capable homerun hitters.  6’7” Aaron Judge hit 52 HR while winning rookie of the year, Stanton was in Miami & hit 59 HR.  Then there’s Sanchez, Gregorious, & currently injured 1B Jeff Bird who all 3 collectively likely made another 110 HR.  They’re just scary to watch.

This is how they won the 4th game.

After 4 games (12 hours) of baseball against the N.Y. Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays are 2W – 2L.  That’s all I expected of them.  Better than last year but they won’t make it to the World Series.  All of that being said 4 games is a very small sample for a 162 game season.  Last year they got off to a 2W-12L start.

Kim & I watched “Star Wars: Episode 8 The Last Jedi” on blu-ray Sunday night.  I’m glad I saw it in the theater!  Our blu-ray was skipping, freezing & the audio dropped out a bit during the last 15 minutes of the movie.  We’ll exchange it pretty quick.  I just took it out of the package to watch it last night.  I’m the one that will watch a movie more than a few times.  I’m pretty sure I watched “Deadpool” at least 15 times or so?

 

GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

I slowly got into Led Zeppelin in 1998 & 1999.  I had a 3 disc box set only at the time.  When Corey started SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Arts & Science Technology) in December of 2001(?) he was really big on Led Zeppelin then.  I started buying their CDs.  I only have a few, but most of them came from Corey’s CDs.  I learned some simple songs on guitar, but there aren’t many easy songs to play.

What does “Greta Van Fleet” have to do with this?  Close your eyes & just listen, you’d swear it is Led Zeppelin.  They’re quite young actually ranging from 18-21 years of age.

Here some of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs followed by 2 or 3 Greta Van Fleet songs…

Here are 3 songs from Greta Van Fleet’s 2nd, 8 song album “From the Fires”.

I can’t blame the singer for sounding like a carbon copy of Robert Plant.  The bassist & drummer aren’t anywhere near the talent of John Paul Jones & John Bonham.  The guitarist I’d say is trying to sound like the 2nd coming of Jimmy Page.  They’re good at what they do, but Led Zeppelin did this first.

 

I don’t blame him at all.  Jonny Depp states that actors should not become musicians.  Then you see all of this news that he’s now playing guitar in “Hollywood Vampires” with Joe Perry of Aerosmith.  I was all like “WHAAAAA…..?”

http://loudwire.com/robert-deleo-bows-out-hollywood-vampires-touring-failure-light-the-torch-more/

 

10 must see movies of April 2018

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/10-best-movies-to-see-in-april-avengers-infinity-war-w518464

 

20 things you might not know about Nirvana’s album “Nevermind”

http://loudwire.com/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-nirvana-nevermind/

 

10 best “Alice in Chains” riffs according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/top-jerry-cantrell-alice-in-chains-riffs/

My favourite Alice in Chains SONG not RIFF.

 

Pretty sure I won’t be seeing this sequel.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/03/bill-ted-sequel-is-closer-than-ever/

 

2nd song on the Tremonti album out in June

 

“I don’t like real instruments in my music”, WHAT!?!?  Are you listening to a trash compactor?

 

11 best stoner rock & metal albums according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/

I do like this Kyuss album in the list!

 

Myles Kennedy plays wikipedia fact or fiction.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-plays-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

10 inspirational metal songs for your darkest days.  There was a study that showed metal music as a calming agent when in a rough patch looking clarification or dealing with a stressful time?  I’m guessing everyone gets comfort from different places?

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

http://loudwire.com/10-inspirational-metal-songs/

 

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I fell asleep to “Smashing Pumpkins” the album “Siamese Dream” followed by “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”

During breakfast I listened to “Headstones” the album “Teeth & Tissue”

Had my breakfast & immediately threw it up.  Still feeling fine.

On to empty the dishwasher to “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”

All is fine, now I’ll hit the shower!

Yesterday was a wasted day, all of my bones & joints were really sore?  I was fine Monday.  Tuesday it was just unbearable though.  Today was better, but still a little tender.  I did half the amount of all of my exercises (just to be safe).  I don’t want to have too many days where I’m not doing something, just makes it more difficult to ramp it up again.

When I went to bed Saturday night for some reason my legs just had a terrible ache.  For a bit there I thought “How does a 38 year old have growing pains?”  I don’t know what it was but I felt fine when I woke up.  I guess it was a glimpse into the near future

I really don’t remember much/anything of 2008.  Apparently I was in a world of pain when I was awake for an hour every day.  My mother & Kim tell me it’s best that I don’t remember.  The little I do remember is that radiation & MRIs suck if you’re extremely claustrophobic like I am.  I can’t remember how long a session of radiation or the length of an MRI was but wow, so not for me.  At least I came out of it well!  Each time I went for an MRI they’d give me a bean bag to throw if something was wrong.  I must have been the worst person to have an MRI done.  Each time I would throw the bean bag because I was terrified, so the bean bag, idea worked once then they must have thought I was the boy that called wolf?  It came to a point that I asked one of my nurses if she could just knock me out before I went into the MRI.  The Benadryl didn’t work the last few times though.  Heights & small spaces are 2 of my big phobias.

Ellen Degeneres is coming to Calgary for a Q & A.  Kim & I would love to go, but somebody, me, is going to far too many concerts this year & we are attending a wedding in Manitoba.  Also, if Kim’s not at work, she doesn’t get paid.  She’s working under contract, no benefits, vacation pay, or sick leave.  I was considering selling my tickets to one of them, but I don’t know if upgrading two tickets in the wheelchair section is possible?  I also bought those tickets for the reason that I WANT to go to the concerts.  I pulled all of the leaves off of our money tree with large portions of the branches too.  I’m terrible with money, but I’m Scottish I should be cheap?  Not with music though.

http://calgarysun.com/news/local-news/ellen-degeneres-coming-to-calgary-for-qa-session/wcm/c4dfe795-6112-4993-b484-fa70d5f1c183?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1521463310

 

PEARL JAM

Summer of 1998 I became a fan of Pearl Jam.  I bought the album “Yield” that was released in February of 1998.  I had a summer job, installing air conditioning in a senior’s home with a Tinsmith & his son who was also going into engineering in September at the U of R.  We’d start early at 5 am because the attic would get incredibly hot in the afternoon.  Every morning & afternoon while driving to & from work I was listening to that Pearl Jam album, then I’d play it at home as I fell asleep for a nap.  I went to a music store & bought the previous albums by Pearl Jam.  I couldn’t get enough of them.  “Yield” is one of my top 4 Pearl Jam albums, one of my go to Pearl Jam albums.  I wouldn’t say that I’m a hardcore fan of PJ, but I do like Pearl Jam.  I’ve seen them twice in Saskatoon in 2005 & 2011 while going through my rehab, even saw my physiotherapist at the 2011 show.  The albums “Ten”, “VS”, “Vitalogy”, & “Yield” are my favourites of their HUGE catalogue………..

“Ten”

“VS”

“Yield” SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Vitalogy”

 

10 good guy Dave Grohl moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  In the video, there is an article also.

http://loudwire.com/10-awesome-good-guy-grohl-moments/

While we’re talking about Dave Grohl, let’s listen to this guy explaining how “Everlong” was written & recorded.

This makes it sound far more difficult than needed or how you can cut out a PILE of stuff & play it’s bare bones live, still works!

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” video

 

I hope “Lamb of God” never let “Burn the Priest” see the light of day.  That album is terrible.  I had it, listened to it once & haven’t heard it since.  They used to be called “Burn the Priest” & released one album under that name.  You know it’s a bad “Lamb of God” album if I can’t tolerate it.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-tease-burn-the-priest-announcement-high-on-fire-philip-h-anselmo-the-illegals-and-more/

 

 

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CHANGE ISN’T ALWAYS A BAD THING!

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”, followed by the band “James” their “Greatest Hits” or the album “Laid” if you recognize it, it’s from the soundtrack of one of the “American Pie” movies.  Search for “James the band” if you like this

I exercised to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Underdogs”

When I went into the Wascana Rehabilitation Center I was on the 2nd floor initially.  Sometime in 2010 I was asked by a social worker if I’d switch rooms & go to the main floor.  The room I was in on the 2nd floor had oxygen for people that needed it.  I didn’t so I said “Yeah, no problem.”  The social worker was so relieved.  She was turned down by multiple people that refused to switch rooms.  I thought that was EXTREMELY odd?  People said “no” to changing rooms?  Same care on the first floor, really not a big deal at all.

I was genuinely shocked that anyone wouldn’t give up their room for someone else that needs it?  That’s still a vivid memory to me.

If you’re not using the oxygen that someone else needs, why not make things easier for another patient?  I think it may have more to do with people fearing change?  Most people avoid change & tend to think something different won’t be as good.

Even to this day I have to adapt to regular things.  The biggest question for me is if I can get into a place & if I can get to the washroom on my own.  Maybe I can, maybe I’ll need help until I figure it out, or maybe I can’t do it alone?

My parents’ washroom in the basement was tricky, I could do it, but it was tricky to do it.  They put in some grab bars for me & now it’s super easy for me!

 

http://loudwire.com/muse-thought-contagion-trump-supporters/

Chevelle is in the studio from what I saw on Facebook.

New song from Myles Kennedy’s solo album

Florida shootings.  I hope this will wake gun owners up!

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

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/john-oliver-praises-florida-students-for-gun-control-efforts-w516894

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-florida-school-shooting-no-more-thoughts-prayers-they-aint-working/

http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-phil-labonte-frustrating-gun-debate-passing-law-to-pass-law-isnt-good-idea/

I agree “thoughts & prayers” are doing anything.  Why is it that so many people are OK with reacting to a shooting & not being proactive to avoid the shooting?  Are we going to wait for the kids to grow up, or the current adults with guns to grow up?

I hate the fact that I see all of these mass shootings on TV & I feel numb “Oh, it will happen again next week” & unfortunately that’s what usually happens.  I think when anyone says “Ah, it’s a mental health problem.  Don’t blame the guns.”  WHY?   What if it involved a member of your family?  “My family is fine, we all have a gun for protection”.  Yeah, so far that’s working great for others, especially when a gun owner snaps & goes on a killing spree.

 

All of the music news you need to see.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-working-with-puscifer-too-queens-of-the-stone-age-behemoth-more/

Maynard’s going to be very busy, singing for 3 bands.

You can’t really blame the singer for his voice sounding so much like Robert Plant.  The bassist & drummer aren’t at the Led Zeppelin plateau & the guitarist is guilty for the tone of his guitar & Zeppelin sound alike riffs.  I wouldn’t complain about a band having a similar sound as Led Zeppelin?

I’d rather see a human on stage showing their craft, but maybe that’s just me.  This stuff seems more like a gimmick to me.

http://loudwire.com/bands-that-feature-non-human-musicians/

Another song from the upcoming “Stone Temple Pilots” album

I’m not sure how to feel about this?  “The Birds of Prey” album by “Live” was very questionable at best.  I guess we’ll see if there’s any gas in the tank?

http://scenestr.com.au/music/live-are-back-on-track-at-the-adelaide-500

Baseball season hasn’t even started & the Blue Jays $20,000,000 33 year old short stop is already coming to spring training with a bone spur.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-tulowitzki-progressing-hurdles-await/

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/BARENAKED LADIES

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Friday ended with me slow roasting on the couch.  Until my father & cousin got here, so the 3 of us could go to the casino to see Barenaked Ladies!!!!  FANTASTIC show as usual.  They were my first concert in 1992.  I was not expecting to hear a pop music medley of many songs including, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber & many more, a death metal improvised rap, Violent Femmes cover, or a singer/drummer switch for the encore & a Led Zeppelin cover!  They played 4 or 5 songs from their new album.  Most of the show consisted of material from their first 3 albums, & a medley of cover songs.  If they’re coming to town, you know where I’ll be.  I don’t know if I’ve ever missed one of their shows in Regina.

Saturday was incredibly lazy.  Kim did some Christmas shopping with her sister.  I wasted 4 hours watching 2 terrible movies.  Thank goodness they were on Netflix or I’d be asking for my money & 4 hours of my life back!  All I need is the 4 hours back.  Then we watched “Wind River” if you like the movie “Fargo” I would say “Wind River” is a must see.  Similar story sort of, with much more dialogue.

I REALLY wanted to see this movie & it exceeded my expectations!

Sunday was the 2 of us sleeping in, followed by getting the house ready for our Christmas tree & watching the Grey Cup here!  The right team won, for me!  As long as Calgary, B.C. or Montreal isn’t in the mix, I’m as happy as can be!  Especially since Toronto beat my hometown Riders to get to the Grey Cup!  If we get dumped out of the playoffs, whoever beat Saskatchewan better win the entire thing.

Today is Christmas day tree & Kim has dropped hints about listening to Christmas music.  Well you have to listen to Christmas music when putting up the tree!  At least in my family!

Once the tree is done I’ll get to my top 10 albums of the year, only one metal album purchased this year, also a Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Queens of the Stone Age album.  Number 1 & 2 might surprise you.  Alas, I’m done purchasing music this year.

 

BARENAKED LADIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely the best Barenaked Ladies show I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They were touring in support of their new album ‘Fake Nudes’.  Which has some REALLY good songs, with typical BNL songs.

 

The concert was full of older/familiar songs with these 5 songs ^^^ songs sprinkled into the mix.

Then the show got really good/weird with some cover songs & medley of current hit songs!

They did a REALLY good job of this song with the drummer & singer switching places for the encore!

 

I’m biased though.  Take this with a grain of salt.  They were my first concert at the age of 12 in 1992.  All of that being said, I’ve seen them quite a few times but this was the best BNL show I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

MONDAY IS A CANADIAN HOLIDAY!  IT’S EITHER NOVEMBER 11TH OR THE FOLLOWING WORK DAY AFTER!  I’LL CATCH YOU MONDAY.

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch”, “The Tragically Hip” the album “Trouble at the Hen House”, “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”, & finally “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised in silence today.  I’ve been having issues with my iTunes library, but may have it fixed today, I hope.  The guy I’ve been dealing with in the Apple customer service is FANTASTIC!  I’ve never been this impressed by any customer service person!  I’ve been working with him & the engineers at Apple for about a month.  He’ll call me out of the blue just to let me know he’s still working on my case.

 

500 pushups, 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 200 back flexes, 100 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.  That always puts a smile on my face!

I could use a smile this week.  I’m getting stronger physically, which means I’m able to help out around the house more.  Kim is working herself way too hard, work & exercise for her boxing charity.  I try to get as much as possible done before she gets home, dishes, dishwasher, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Trying to do regular stuff at top speed gets me extremely stressed out!  By 3:00 pm I’m very hot/sweaty & tired.  I can’t tell you why or what I’m stressing out about, but I am.  Mostly it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day.

The reason I’m in a wheelchair is because I cannot walk without something to hold on to.  My legs work, I can get into our walk in shower after I carry my shower seat in there, I can walk with a chest high walker, I can reach the top shelf of our pantry by using the door frame to stand up, etc.  Our place has grab bars in each bathroom, & I have transfer polls I use to sit on the couch & to get into bed.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or just because I’m doing more stuff now that I’m able to?

November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada.  A day when we take a moment to honour, thank, & remember previous veterans & current soldiers keeping us safe.  I think this year is what us forgotten Canadians really need!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US SAFE & THANK YOU TO THE VETERANS & THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES KEEPING US SAFE!

 

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

 

This type of thing should happen at every public event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can’t tell you how onboard I am with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/60-people-thrown-out-of-a-perfect-circle-show-for-violating-no-photos-policy

Right at the door someone should send anyone with a cell phone back to their vehicle.  It happened to me years ago, & made total sense!  I had it turned off anyways.  You have to turn it off in a movie theater, why not a concert.  Have some self-control.  Take a picture & a video of your favourite song, then put your phone away.  If you can’t do that, leave it in your vehicle or at home.

 

No, I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson, but he makes a valid point here.

 

Paramore is actually selling cassettes online, odd.

https://store.warnermusic.ca/collections/paramore/products/after-laughter-cassette?variant=43380864844

 

When the Toronto Blue Jays start spring training I have a wish list for the team.  3 new everyday outfielders, new everyday short stop, and possible new 2nd baseman.  1st base, 3rd base, & DH can & should remain the same.  Biagini, Osuna, Tepera, & Ramirez all in the bullpen with others.  Estrada, Stroman, Sanchez, & Happ as starting pitchers.  If all of this is possible that would be great!  Any of the new players should have speed, bat left handed, & have a good batting average & on base percentage.  Mr. Atkins & Mr. Shapiro, please don’t put the fans through another 2017?

When Corey McDonald started SIAST shortly after me.  He showed me the path to what is now my favourite “Soundgarden” album “Badmotorfinger”.  I pulled out the “Superunknown” album, & Corey asked if I had heard “Badmotorfinger”, I hadn’t, so he lent it to me the next day.  Since then that album it’s my go to “Soundgarden” album.

 

After hearing that album once, I was hooked & bought it ASAP.  Corey then opened my eyes to “Pantera” & I got hooked on “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

This was in the early 2000s.  I started SIAST in September of 2001, my 2nd week was when 9/11 happened.

 

I’m not crazy, someone else just praised “Batman vs. Superman”!  Others have seen “Justice League” & found it to be the best movie in the DC universe!

I have “Thor Ragnarok”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars VIII” to see.  I see good times ahead!

 

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  This is MY dark side of Rush.  Foo Fighters & audience fan.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BIG WRECK

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

I exercised to “Gin Blossoms” their first 2 albums on shuffle.

Turns out Kim has today off, which means I get the day off to hang out with her!  These are the numbers for a 4 day week.  100 crunches, 100 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking ( not including short rest periods)

400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking in 4 days.  Monday-Friday. Sunday, Wednesday & Friday I wake up, see what Brewster needs, exercise, post a blog, have a shower, eat breakfast, then start my day, 30 minutes later it’s close to lunch time!

I was talking with Apple Support the other day, it was a lengthy call with some down time trying different things to fix the problem.  I told the woman that answered that I was in a wheelchair in the beginning, the call continued as normal.  She later asked why I was in a wheelchair.  I told her I had brain cancer in 2008 that put me in a wheelchair & that I had an eye patch.  She was a cancer survivor as well.  She had all of her reproductive organs removed due to cancer.  She said something to me that I found to be odd.  “My cancer was no wear near as intense as your’s” I replied with “Woah, any & every cancer is terrible.  I don’t think my cancer was any worse than your’s.  Any cancer is not a good thing.”

Unfortunately I can’t remember her name though.  She helped me with an issue involving my iTunes & all is well.  I thanked her for her patience with me & after 45 minutes – hour my problem was somewhat solved.

BECAUSE OF CANADIAN THANKSGIVING, YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME UNTIL MONDAY OR LATE SUNDAY AT THE EARLIEST!

 

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

 

BIG WRECK!

The first incarnation was Ian Thornley (Canadian) with 3 Americans who all 4 dropped out of The Berkley School of Music to for Big Wreck & released their 1st album in 1997.  The album (In Loving Memory of).

They released a 2nd album in 2001, (The Pleasure & The Greed) then “broke up”.

 

In 2012 they reunited, sort of.  4 Canadians & 1 American.  The original 2nd guitarist returned to the group.  Ian Thornley has always been the singer & 1st guitarist.  Since 2012 they have released 3 studio albums & 1 EP of live songs & a cover song.  They’re currently down to 4 members.  There was a 3rd guitarist who recently left the group to be with his family.

There’s a song from 2 of their recent studio albums & (The Cars) song they covered for the EP

They released the album (Grace Street) earlier this year in February.

I’ve seen Big Wreck at least 15 or more times.  Between 1999 and 2002 they’d come here about 3 or 4 times a year.  If they’re in Regina, you know where I am.  Way back in the day they’d end most concerts by inviting the opening band on stage to play an extended version of this tune, unfortunately they don’t do that anymore.

 

3 episodes of Trivium’s making of the album “The Sin & The Sentence”!  Album out October 20th.

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

 

Let me know what you’d like me to review?  This is just the albums I’ve bought this year that I enjoy.  I guess first of all, are you enjoying the album “reviews” & is there something I should hear?  If I don’t care for it or have never heard it before, don’t take it personally, I won’t bash the crap out of it, it’s just not for me.  All of that being said I have a long list of albums to review from this year & at least 3 more that I know are being released this year.

 

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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

PROPHETS OF RAGE

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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Eve 6” all 4 albums on shuffle

I was the only male that went into the French immersion in Kindergarten at Massey elementary & went to Campbell Collegiate, across the street for French immersion.  All of the female students I considered & still consider them as sisters, like Rachelle, Kendra, Fay, Caitlin, Shannon, Stephanie, Jennifer, Vanessa, & probably more that I’m forgetting.  I didn’t have a sister, only a brother (a very good brother).  We may not talk much, but after all of these years I still feel like their brother, & I just want to protect them in a brotherly way.  They’re doing really good though, I don’t need to protect them, but I’m always here if needed.

Not to dilute the previous paragraph but all of my family, friends, & acquaints’ get that respect from me!  You’ve got it right away & it’s hard to have it revoked!  I can be loyal to a fault.  If you don’t feel as though I’m respectful, that’s on me.  I want those who know me to feel a sense of respect, no matter how you feel about me.

My younger brother (7 years between us) is a good guy.  One day, when we rode our bicycles to & from school.  Some elementary student wanted to fight me.  I was in high school, & wasn’t sure what I had done, I hadn’t said anything to this kid, I was just waiting for Mitch.  I got out of school 10 minutes before Mitch.  This kid, slightly older than Mitch, said he wanted to fight me.  To this day I have not been in a fight that I know of.  Mitch heard this kid, kicked him in the shin & said “DON’T HURT MY CHRIS!”

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

How Dave Grohl’s coffee addiction put him in the hospital for 2 weeks, a few years ago.  The doctor asked him his age & was surprised that he was even alive.

SOME/MINIMAL LANGUAGE AT THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The recent release by Foo Fighters was met with a mixed reactions.  I think it gets better with each listen!  Now I’d rank it as 4 out of 9 studio albums.

No more FF talk!

Yes, I bought an album that is pretty much a rap album.  Hear me out?  “Prophets of Rage’s” new/debut album.  I like Rage Against the Machine, this new album has 2 rappers instead of one.  Rage Against the Machine’s guitar player, bassist, & drummer. Then they did “Audioslave” with Chris Cornell, & now “Prophets of Rage”.

The rapping has never bothered me in “Rage Against the Machine” & doesn’t bother me with “Prophets of Rage”!  Honestly, “Audioslave” got old for me fast.  I have all 3 “Audioslave” CDs, but I end up going back to the “Rage Against the Machine” albums, 3 of the 4 I have.

What has been fairly consistent with the 3 band members is they have very strong political beliefs & it’s very apparent in their music.  “Audioslave” was a bit different & steered away from being so focused on politics.

The “Prophets of Rage” album was also released on September 15th same day as the new Foo Fighters album.  Of course I listened & continue to listen to Foo Fighters, but “Prophets of Rage” caught my attention as a very good album also.  I listened to it on Apple Music first to hear it first to see if the rap was manageable for me.  I thought I fit very well with the music!

I’d put a few more songs here but the rest of the album is full of language.  The 2 other songs with clean vocals are not on www.youtube.com.  I like this entire album, I can listen to it without skipping a song.  If you liked “Rage Against the Machine” this album is definitely worth checking out.

 

Kids react to “Led Zeppelin”.  I agree with the first kid’s reaction to “Immigrant Song” – YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

 

Sorry, I can’t get behind anything Gene Simmons says.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/gene-simmons-on-kanye-west-justin-bieber-donald-trump-w504390

 

I don’t watch NFL football, I’ve tried and can’t do it.  I do love CFL football though.

I can tell you right now why NFL players are taking a knee during the anthem though.  They’re not dishonoring the flag, military (some were in the military) or country.  Most players are Black & also play on a team with Caucasians.  They’re taking a knee for the fact that Donnie is racist.  The Caucasian players are joining their team mates in solidarity.  I’m sure when Trump isn’t president they will stand for the anthem.

When he says a person is a “son-of-a-bitch” that’s fine, but when an American doesn’t stand for the anthem that’s disrespectful?  If you’re at or watching an NFL game & 7 people leave after the anthem, they’re still supporting Donnie!

Now I hear that the NFL is possibly changing the rules for Donnie.  Players MUST now stand for the anthem.  I’d just stay in the locker room until the game starts now.  I’ve stopped watching anything with Trump.  Now he’s ruined the sports talk show that I watch, what’s next?

 

Lamb of God released their first album, under the name Lamb of God, “New American Gospel” 17 years ago on Tuesday.  They released one album previous to this under the name “Burn the Priest” it’s terrible to me & many others.  Here’s one song from “New American Gospel”

 

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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