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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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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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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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!”

 

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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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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday ended for us going to “Chop” for supper with Sherry.  James stayed behind with Brewster.  Very good, yet pricy!  I don’t know where Kim found the money, but her sister came with us & paid for all 3 of us.  Thanks Sherry!

Saturday not great.  A) I called a customer service line.  I spoke with 3 different people + time on hold between each caller.  ½ hour or more on the phone.  The final person can’t help me & says as a sign off “Good luck with that!”  REALLY!  Did you learn that from Trump helping the flood victims in Texas?  He’d help out others & say “Have a great day!”  B) Roughriders lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Fortunately the Toronto Blue Jays actually won, in a game that meant nothing.  Strong rum & Cokes were flowing here after the incredibly stupid call.

I’ve been on the customer service side of things, all you have to do is agree with the customer.  They’re always right, at least that’s what they want to hear.  They’re usually wrong though.  The customer typically has no clue as to what’s happening behind the curtain.  I never lose my cool on a bad customer service representative, if I’ve tried to work with them & still have a problem, I calmly ask to speak with a manager that can help me.  Ranting & raving gets you nowhere, so why bother getting upset?  It’s something that doesn’t make anyone happy.

It’s like road rage.  You’re going to rant & rave while driving me somewhere I didn’t do it, nor can I fix it for you.  Unless you’re going to talk to whoever is driving the other vehicle, I don’t need or want to hear it.

Sunday we got up, found a legal loop hole for my problem & didn’t have to call the customer service line.  All is well!  I’m getting tired of fixing their problems though.  I’d stop using this product but it’s pretty much a monopoly.

“They’ve got us by the short & curlies…”

Made a juice for the week, some laundry to fold & put away.  Once that’s done, couch, baseball or Netflix!

 

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Most anticipated rock/metal albums of 2017

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-justin-timberlake-guest-new-album/#photogallery-1=1

 

Tool, A Perfect Circle, & System of a Down, I’m not holding my breath for this year!

 

New U2 song from their upcoming album.

 

Nothing but Thieves are FANTASTIC!  Their 1st self – titled album & this sophomore album “Broken Machine”

 

I knew another album would pop up!  Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  Out November 17th

 

Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/john-lennon-imagine-20120524

All of them are on the list but not number 1.

 

Got up & put on some Nat “King” Cole

 

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

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the double album “In Your Honor”

I eat much healthier now.  I pay more attention as to what I’m putting into my body.  You’d mark the calendar when I’d drink water it was so rare.  Now I drink 2.1 liters at least 5 days a week.  I eat more fruit & vegetables too.  I guess I am trying to lose some weight so I can fit into my old T-Shirts.  I was down to 199 pounds during my time in the WRC, I graduated high school at 185.  I lost 2” on my waist.  I lost that weight since I was doing 3 different types of rehabilitation therapy, 17 times a week at the peak of it.  Each therapy session would last 45-60 minutes.  All of that time I ate junk food & couldn’t gain any weight.

We’d come home in the evening then return to the WRC to sleep, since I had exercise therapy at 9:30 am.  I was on methadone, an addictive pain killer that is given to heroin addicts in replace of the heroin.  It must cause people who take it to have a desire for sugar.  I’d get Timbits or a doughnut on the way back to the WRC.  Jason Mewes, Jay of Jay & Silent Bob, was a heroin addict who would go to a methadone clinic every morning, followed immediately by a drive to get a sugary donut.

I’d have either a donut, Timbits, or many Blue Whales every day.  I still eat junk from time to time.  I just don’t have it nearly as much as I used to.  I don’t believe in ‘dieting’.  It works for some people, but I just don’t find them to be realistic.  I drink alcohol but I’m good with 2 drinks Friday & 2 drinks on Saturdays.  If I have more, I’m beyond the point of no return, might as well keep going!

 

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I have no albums preordered for this month, I thought July could be very quiet as far as any happenings in the music world?

 

Top 30 grunge albums of all time.  For you young hipsters, that’s what alternative rock or hard rock was called in the ‘90s.

http://loudwire.com/top-grunge-albums-all-time/

 

I made a boo boo.  I bought an album & 2 Eps by “Blameshift” as well as the 8 song album by “Halflives”.  Then I realized the 2 bands were quite similar?!

 

Yeah, even Ian Thornley admitted that there was a HUGE Led Zeppelin vibe on this tune!

 

Dude REALLY!  I don’t play my metal music around Kim, & she doesn’t listen to her country music around me, it’s called compromising.  If someone doesn’t like my music I’ll turn it down or off as much as I don’t want to.  Metal music can easily be offensive, probably more so than any other genres.  You don’t have to give it up, just tone it down.  You don’t have to choose between loving someone else or giving up an interest/hobby!

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

Even now that I can’t drive, I go to metal shows with my brother or rock shows with my dad.  Kim goes to country music shows with her friends or I go with her to see the odd act that I like.

 

This can’t be real?  We would have heard something about it.  Release 2019.

 

Why people hate Nickelback, proved by science?  There are thousands of people who like Nickelback!  Whatever ‘science’ this is, I disagree.  I’m not a Nickelback fan, but I also don’t need to dump on them or their fans!

 

9 year old girl from Singapore sings a song from 1959 & she’s AWESOME!

http://liked.org/angelina-covers/

 

Trump Jr. “He wasn’t President when I went to Russia”

Everyone else in the world “That guy wasn’t a murderer with a gun until he pulled the trigger” REALLY!  (Paraphrased from Stephen Colbert)

 

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I fell asleep to “Led Zeppelin” the double album “Physical Graffiti” followed by “Judah & the Lion”

It’s 8:30 am, I’m not sure what will be playing on the “stereo” today?

I did listen to “Alter Bridge” while cleaning the kitchen after breakfast

 

Seems like the “in” thing at the moment is to trash on anything & everything related to 2016?

Well then everybody’s going to expect a lot from 2017…………….wait………………….who knows what’s happening this year?  I didn’t have a problem with 2016 other than the political debates on every TV channel in Canada.  We got to hear all of the garbage from the debates whether we wanted to or not, & we didn’t get to vote?  Russia did, why not us?

If you liked or hated 2016 well what’s done is done, might as well live in the moment.  You can’t change the past & you don’t know what the future holds?  Live in the NOW!!!  I’m living in the now & anticipating the future.  I don’t know about anybody else, but each day feels like WWIII is getting closer?

WHAT?  The music you listen to does not define who you are!  Otherwise I’d be on the RCMP or FBI watch list!  Imagine the heat I’d get if I was a gay, transgender, bisexual, coloured & listened to metal as well as being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch.  Talk about discrimination right there!

http://loudwire.com/10-unintentionally-funny-news-reports-on-metal/

I deal with discrimination, but not nearly the amount that others do.  People see the eye patch & wheelchair & I get it, it’s not what they’re used to.  You can’t really judge people by taking a glance at someone.  ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’.  I don’t look like a metal fan other than my T-Shirt.  I’m commonly found in shorts and a black T-Shirt with a band name most people don’t recognize.  Right there are 2 types of discrimination.  I give people some time to regroup & realize who I am, a global citizen, like everyone else.  Gay, bisexual, transgender, male, female, race, able, disabled, hobbies, etc.  When you get to the root of things, were all global citizens.  Why do we hate what’s different from “normal”?  Your normal is different from most others as well.  I like heavier music for the most part, does that mean I’m a bad person?  Why is it OK to watch people kill & injure others in mass shootings, but if you’re gay you’re labeled as a bad person in parts of the world?  Does that make sense to anyone?  I don’t get it?

 

Green Day’s new Trump trashing new video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-green-days-trump-trashing-troubled-times-video-w461234

Right there, we’ve made up our minds about him.  I’m not sure if continually stooping to his level will do anything?  I’d like to see a change, but I’m pretty sure being a Canadian living in Canada, doesn’t mean I can change another countries political situation.

 

I’ll take “Hardwired……………….to Self-Destruct” & the odd song here & there.  I’m not a Metallica fan, but they have their place as metal God’s.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-albums-ranked/

……and a sampling of these songs, NOT THE ALBUMS

The “S & M” album & one of their cover songs.

I guess I could make a playlist on my iPod, but I don’t like doing that.  I prefer a good full album.  I don’t like buying a song here and there.

 

Would you like to know which hard rock or metal band is playing?  This is for you if you answered “yes”.

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-tours-guide/

 

George Harrison’s solo work to be reissued on vinyl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/george-harrisons-entire-studio-catalog-to-get-vinyl-reissue-w461271

 

“A Perfect Circle” has every intention of releasing new music in 2017.  Tool, not so much from what I know or don’t know?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7655388/a-perfect-circle-new-music-interview-2017

 

Article with Kirk Hammett of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-hardwired-solos-more-interview/

 

What Iistened to the rest of the day

 

 

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Chris

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