WEEKEND UPDATE & A CONCERT UPDATE

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Limblifter”, “Iron Maiden”, “Foo Fighters”, “In Flames”, & “Big Wreck”

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

 

I’m not giving up on the house yet!  According to the doctors I should be dead.  Well the house isn’t completely sold yet & I’m not dead!

We spent Friday evening at my parents’ place.  Surprise birthday there for my grandparents.  My two sets of aunt & uncles came from Alberta as a surprise, my aunt’s parents & our family friend Lori, Mitch & Rachel, & my great aunt & uncle from Winnipeg.  My grandparents love turkey dinner, so that was supper. One week before Canadian Thanksgiving blah.  Tis the season for turkey suppers.  The only good thing about a turkey supper for me are turnips & other veggies.  The turkey needs to be in a bunwhich with pepper, little bit of mayo, & maybe some hot mustard.  Stuffing & gravy are great, but I don’t eat them.

I tried to avoid the pie, cake, cupcakes, & butter tarts.  I caved & had 2 butter tarts & a cupcake.  I’m not on a diet, just watching what I eat VERY closely.

Easter, Thanksgiving, & Christmas, each involves a turkey supper.  If I never see a turkey supper again that’d be fine by me.  I despise mashed or baked potatoes too!  I should have people donate my meal to a homeless shelter!  Much better idea, give it to someone that would appreciate it!  Dag nam it I’m smrt sometimes!

WOO HOO!  The Saskatchewan Roughriders are now in first place in the west, thanks to Montreal beating Calgary & Saskatchewan beating Winnipeg 21-6.  Glad I was there to see it in person but WOW that wind was cold.  Should’ve worn wool socks over my regular socks.  Toque & gloves were a good decision.  Got in the vehicle to leave & the weather went from clear & sunny to dark & cloudy in about 4 minutes!  Lots of coffee, tea, & hot chocolate all around us at the game.

 

Just because they’re rock & metal artists doesn’t they won’t help when needed?

https://loudwire.com/slash-ozzy-osbourne-more-anti-bullying-documentary-song/?fbclid=IwAR1ULvBikvcUFI6JStfp8Db2cxUsBQNOjiD0Jl9kgxFBjxqLxFWMP0UEUMk

 

The Watchmen

We went to see The Watchmen Sunday evening at Casino Regina.  Great concert as always!  Big Wreck, Barenaked Ladies, & The Watchmen are the 3 Canadian bands I never miss when they come through Regina, at least since I turned 19.  My first concert was Barenaked Ladies at the age of 12 with my family.  Anyways this is some of what they played, in no particular order….

They’ve toured all over the world but I think they only gained fame in their homeland of Canada.  They stopped recording after their fifth album released in 2001.  They do tour on occasion, not enough!  The albums are great!  WWWAAAYYY better live though!

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Grohl

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH/LIMBLIFTER

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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”

I exercised to “Dead Sara” the album “Dead Sara”

 

I made a joke or at least tried to on Sunday’s post?  I’m far less doom & gloom than I am most of the time.  The fact that I made an effort to make a joke is just how I am most of the time.  Example; I give blood for a blood test & I usually say “Kim….would you please hold my hand?”  Just as they’re ready to take blood for the test.

I take all of this cancer & depression talk very seriously.  When I make a joke is just to keep the mood light, not disown it!  If I didn’t, it likely would be doom & gloom more often.  Being able to admit my issues with my brain was the feeling of a HUGE weight being lifted off of my shoulder.  I know there’s a long way to go probably but I don’t want to be all doom & gloom through it.  That would likely add to the problem.

In complete transparency.  How incredible is Kim!?  No wonder Brewster picked her to be the first person he ever willingly went to when we bought him.  There’s one of the things Brewster & I have in common.  We both picked Kim.  “You chose a really good mommy little guy!”  That’s what I tell Brewster every day!  Yes I talk to my dog, but it’s a very one sided conversation.

I take my mental health very seriously.  I also look at it as another obstacle to overcome.  Is my mental health tied to my cancer?  I don’t know, but I don’t want it to be?  They say in baseball that usually a player that can’t do well on one side of the ball will fail on the other side of the ball.  I don’t agree with that & I’m proof that it’s not usual.  I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn when I played.  On the infield I was a vacuum & wanted every ball to be hit in my direction!  So I don’t tie my mentality to cancer, at least that’s how I see things?

I NEVER want to play the cancer card.  That seems just wrong & a poor excuse for my behavior!

Kim got a hold of my doctor on Tuesday.  He said he’ll get it all done for me & refer me to a professional which I can’t seem to remember the name or place of at the moment.  So the ball has started rolling.  This whole thing is me not liking myself & that I hurt others with my words.  Not cool!  I don’t want to verbally/emotionally hurt anyone anymore!

If you’ve been reading this all along, you know I want just dig in & get started yesterday.  I just have to remain patient.

 

I think Apple just put the final nail in their own coffin?  Apples iTunes service, as of April 1st, will not allow any 3rd party music at all!  You have a CD to add to iTunes or anything from a friend?  Not going to play on any Apple software.  You have to get it from the streaming store on Apple Music or the iTunes store.  No this isn’t an April fool’s joke.  This has been coming for about 6 months or more.  If my classic iPod wasn’t still working fine, I’d jump ship download a reasonable free player & order CDs.

I can’t see this mess lasting for long?  Gotta say I miss Steve Jobs!  Smarter than those he left behind at Apple, who was one of the leading tech companies, have been struggling since his passing.

April fool’s day!  He’s not running for president & Tom Brady isn’t retiring.

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/dave-grohl-announces-2020-presidential-bid/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1aDilLjQktCVYIVjmQbb4_-Z2VfNwTeXIMj0P9GK5f9pGu1qB_uNPy9Ms

He wrote the song “Run” about running away from the president who shall not be named.

Alter Bridge’s 6th album is in the recording process.  Drums have finished being recorded.  I hope the wait “…won’t be long…”

 

 

LIMBLIFTER

“Limblifter” came out of the ashes of “The Age of Electric”.  One of the people that would fix the presses, The Print Doctor, is actually a brother to the drummer & guitarist/singer of the group.  I think they’re based in British Columbia now, but I’m not positive of that, take it with a grain of salt?  Last time I saw them was before I had cancer, probably 2006?  I have 2 of their 3 albums one of them is on CD….

 

1996   LIMBLIFTER

 

2000   BELLACLAVA

I only own those 2 albums but they have 3 I believe.  I might get their final album “I/O” that’s what they were touring for on their last tour before I went into the hospital.

 

I don’t want this to come off as funny.  FINALLY AFTER 2 SEASONS “SUPERMAN” IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve been waiting for this move since early – middle of 2017.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/jays-trade-kevin-pillar-to-giants-1.5081250?fbclid=IwAR2-QPoGgJSvC3ubn7giF6HhTCCW-3kSnc5PxFmYHo-sQVumYzoMnHoPiNY

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-David Eric Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

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I have what’s called an ‘acquired brain injury’.  I don’t know of anyone else that has had my specific type of brain cancer.  It’s more common in children than young adults, that’s not cool.  I was in a program with other people who’ve had brain injuries.  We’d all get together to play games.  I didn’t get to go very often, Brewster is high maintenance & has anxiety attacks when left alone.  I’m sure there were people in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that have experienced or future patients that will.  Sure it changes a lot of things, you just have to make adjustments yourself!  Do you have a child?  If you do, I can almost guarantee your life is different now than it was before having a child?  Life changed instantly & now it makes things slightly challenging or just different.  Nobody necessarily likes change & I totally get that.  I have a lot of help if I need it, there’s even a program at the WRC called the ABI program to help me anytime down the road if needed.  In the end, this being alive stuff sure beats the alternative!

My sciatic nerve is better, but there is still a tiny bit of pain there.  It’s still the best it’s felt since November.  I saw my massage therapist last week.  She said it was much better even before my massage.  After my massage she told me to see my chiropractor, she said I had a few ribs out of place.  I can’t feel anything out of whack in my ribs, just my lower back & a bit down my right leg.

 

Barenaked Ladies shared it.  Maybe they should take some time off instead of releasing an album of previous material with another group?

 

So I could go to Moose Jaw to see the “Offspring” a 40-45 minute drive to see a band that I’m a very, very casual fan of.  This was the first song my first band learned to play (I was but a singer at the time).

 

Or I could make the mind-numbing 2 & ½ hour drive to Saskatoon to see Ed Sheeran, who I really like.

I like Ed Sheeran, but I loathe the drive to Saskatoon & I’ve seen Ed Sheeran in Regina once.  Do I go to Saskatoon or hold out for ‘In Flames’ to come from Sweden to Saskatoon.

I can definitely say I don’t need to see The Offspring.  I’ve seen In Flames once or twice & wasn’t disappointed.  The sound for Ed Sheeran in Regina was dreadful & everybody watched 75% of the show through a cell phone.  Kim would prefer Ed Sheeran, so we’ll see how much tickets are?  In Flames have yet to announce any North American dates.

This show could be WAY over our budget?

 

Why does U2 need to reissue one of their biggest albums for $24.99 on iTunes with a bunch of older songs added to it?  ‘The Joshua Tree’ was roughly $25 in the ‘80s when it came out on CD.  Thanks, I bought it decades ago & it sounds fine.  32 extra songs from different albums that older U2 fans already own?  I don’t know how many people are newer U2 fans that would purchase this?  I’m a big U2 fan, but this just screams “CASH GRAB” to me.

 

I guess U2 was my absolute favourite band until I Mother Earth released “Scenery & Fish” in 1996.  Then Canada began their post-grunge movement.  Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good Band, The Tea Party, The Age of Electric, Limblifter, Moist, The Inbreds, Finger Eleven, Treble Charger, Econoline Crush, etc.  I guess you could put Big Wreck in here as well. Their 1st release was in 1997.

 

Let me set the scene for you, this happened quite often.  It’s 1996, my brother & I are doing dishes after supper.  Our parents have retired to the living room.  My brother & I are addicted to I Mother Earth’s “Scenery & Fish” album.  After a few minutes of the album playing in the kitchen our mother yells at us “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!”  We turn it down, but not enough?  She yells again “TURN IT DOWN NOW!”  We turn it down more, now we can’t hear it.  So we turn it up.  This struggle goes on until the dishes are done about an hour later.

 

OK, does anyone gain anything in this scenario?  Do the verbal abusers gain anything?  This is just one example, in the end it’s just people hurting other people for being different.  WHY?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-lesbians-and-gays-im-bisexual-and-you-treated-me-like-crap_us_58c1a38be4b054a0ea68e31c?section=us_queer-voices&

 

I guess “The Black Keys” are taking a break.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/patrick-carney-talks-black-keys-break-post-touring-ptsd-w471520

This group just drives me nuts for some reason, but so does Guns n’ Roses, couldn’t tell you why?

 

Whether you like them or not you had to know they’d get an award for sales at some point.  I just assume many people own everything Nickelback & lie to others saying “No not Nickelback, I hate them!”  Wait 4 minutes & the radio will change.  I don’t like them, but they’ve done nothing to harm me in any way.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-all-the-right-reasons-diamond-certification-u-s/

 

Article/audio interview with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy-on-rock-royalty-shark-diving-and-unzipped-flies-w-audio

 

2 Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming to Netflix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/see-dave-chappelle-tackle-isis-oj-simpson-in-stand-up-trailer-w472048

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

 

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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

BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME

Why does the All-Star game determine anything? The winner, American league or National league, gets home field advantage in the World Series in October? Why not have it be whichever of the 2 teams, in the World Series, with the better W-L record gets 4/7 games of the World Series in their ball park. Aren’t all-star games supposed to be fun, light hearted, & mostly for the fans? I didn’t watch the game or Monday’s home run derby. I love baseball, but I only follow the Blue Jays. I watch as many of the 162 games, they play each year, as possible. If I’m doing something else, I record Blue Jays in :30. Not as much fun for me as watching the entire game.

Lots of people find it boring which is fine, I get that. It’s as much if not more of a mental game. You have to be thinking of where you need to be for every scenario on every pitch. If you’re a player on the field not moving on every pitch you’re doing something wrong. My last 2 years of competitive baseball, I played 3rd base. As a fielder, my brain was working on “overdrive” for each pitch. I was thinking about what to do in the multiple situations that could occur if there was a ball in play & I was always on the front part of my feet slowly inching towards the ball. I couldn’t hit to save my life, fielding, for me, was much easier. I learned after a couple of years to attack the baseball in the field, it’s not going to hurt me.

I hope that whoever is watching Blue Jays Central, the pre-game show, is taking Gregg Zaun’s opinion with a grain of salt. I disagree with 80% of what he says, so make up your own mind. He’s a former catcher, when was the last time he played any position in a meaningful game other than catcher or hitter? Catching, hitting, & pitching are the few things I don’t know much about, that’s where I respect his criticism. He’s doing his job well though, I’m talking about him, but TV dives aren’t a real thing. Ever lost your balance while concentrating on a tiny ball as it comes closer to you? I’d dive or run into a fence to field a ball, & I wasn’t on TV? I guess I was playing the game wrong?

Tuesday evenings Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/listening-party-the-albums-were-still-waiting-for-in-2015/

Big Wreck live! Rock on wit your bad self \m/! When did bass solos become cool?

Weird, sounds like a desperate move that isn’t needed? “Come to my wedding reception, even though I don’t know you from a hole in the ground”?

http://loudwire.com/fans-sebastian-bach-wedding-reception-300/

Radio interview with members of Finger Eleven. Album out Friday, July 31st. Two other songs released with an iTunes pre-order sound more like the older 3 albums & not the last 2 albums.

OK, question I saw on www.loudwire.com. Who is your preferred band to see live Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? I’ve seen Pearl Jam twice & Foo Fighters 3 times. It’s a very tough decision for me. My first Pearl Jam show was in the summer of 2005 in Saskatoon, my first Foo Fighters show was at the Summersault festival in Saskatoon in the summer of 2000. I think I’d have to go with Foo Fighters since they just play for a minimum of 3 hours. I love both bands live or on a recording!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-vs-pearl-jam-best-live-band-round-2/

On Monday night’s Jimmy Fallon his musical act was “Echoesmith”. I misunderstood him, then he showed the cover of the vinyl album & repeated their. For 2-3 seconds I though “Cool, Aerosmith”! Nope totally different, but still really good!

I didn’t know they sang that song until just now.  I’m not a cool kid!

“Blurred Lines” ruling sliced to $5.300.000

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-ruling-sliced-to-5-3-million-with-a-catch-20150715

Tina Fey & Amy Poelher on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/amy-poehler-tina-fey-debut-sisters-trailer-on-jimmy-fallon-20150715

Corey Taylor on radio talking about Axl Rose LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-to-axl-rose-stop-being-a-douchebag/

LeBron James on Jimmy Fallon promoting the movie “Trainwreck”

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/videos/lebron-james-tries-to-give-banana-boat-pic-the-slip-20150715

Scott Weiland talks about the death of Kurt Cobain. Scott, just stop drinking & doing heroin. I don’t believe that you’ve kicked the habit. You are the modern day Axl Rose from the late ’80s & early ’90s.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-kurt-cobain-our-generation-death-of-rock-n-roll/

Arcade Fire to release feature film in September.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/arcade-fire-to-release-first-feature-film-the-reflektor-tapes-in-september/ I just can’t get into this group?

Joe Dirt 2………..gotta see it. I loved the first one! I hope this will be on iTunes, we don’t subscribe to Crackle, just Netflix.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/number-one-with-a-mullet-david-spade-on-the-return-of-joe-dirt-20150715

I’d really like Kelly Clarkson to be near Regina with Pentatonix opening for her on the current tour! I assume this would be a FANTASTIC concert!

New music for me starts on Friday & then the following 2 Fridays. “Highly Suspect”, Lamb of God”, & “Finger Eleven” 17th, 24th , & 31st. 5 songs from Highly Suspect on the pre-order from iTunes, 4 from “Lamb of God”, & 3 from “Finger Eleven”

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, gets writing credit for a current song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miguel-gives-billy-corgan-writing-credit-over-1979-similarity-20150715

So many movies I’d like to see! Joe Dirt 2, Sisters, Trainwreck, Star Wars in 2017 (I think I peed a bit when I saw the trailer for it), etc. LANGUAGE!!!!

Looking at this list, I should have been at Comic-Con in San Diego, Third Ion should have been there too. When a band is influenced by video games, that would be THE place to be!

I fixed my iTunes on Sunday & ended up doing some tweaking, not twerking, to it on Monday, now all is well other than the recent release by Barenaked Ladies “Silverball”. It will play everywhere but on our TV? My computer & iPod, Kim’s computer, Phone, iPad & car radio. Just not our TV?

Rolling Stone says “Clueless is still the ultimate teen movie”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/why-clueless-is-still-the-ultimate-teen-comedy-20150715

Justin Bieber to Martha Stewart

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

10 new artists Rolling Stone says you need to know.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-july-2015-20150713

A radio show on Apple Music hosted by Josh Homme (singer Queens of the Stone Age & Them Crooked Vultures)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.6d402c45-2b23-11e5-85b1-2890829a6abb

Obama on Bill Cosby rape allegations

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/obama-comments-on-bill-cosby-allegations-thats-rape-20150715

Songs I like. “Limblifter” Saskatchewan small town band when they separated from “The Age of Electric” who were another small town Saskatchewan group. “The Age of Electric” singer is with Slash now as the bass player in Slash’s group!

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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

THIS BLOG

Disclaimer “This is not to be taken in a rude tone & is not aimed at any particular reader….ever!”

I put this through email first & realized not everyone likes email? OK, fair enough. I put it on Facebook as a link to the full blog on the website. Please come to the website for the full blog. Whether you get it on facebook, another blog on http://www.wordpress.com, or an email. Depending on your browser, the multiple http://www.youtube.com links will be open so you know what is coming to you before you listen to it. Otherwise I look like an idiot? I put it on facebook yet 11 people came to the site yesterday, twice? 24 views by 11 people? This is stuff I like that I want to share with you. If you’re not coming to the site there’s a REALLY GOOD CHANCE you’re missing something, & I’m the one here with ink on my face. I was a printer, & yes that happened a few times. Bazinga! Some days I’d come home looking like I made a half assed effort to be a Smurf? Why blue? I don’t know….

I’m not angry in any way, I know print doesn’t always come across in the proper tone. 11 people looked at the site out of, what is 117 to 120 subscribers I know 2 or 3 have doubled between facebook & email. That’s just underwhelming. That’s why it’s meant to be interactive, music has been something really meaningful for me since I joined the school band in grade 6, I’m 35 years old now. I understand that what I listen to is not necessarily what others want to hear. If 11 people read this a day to me this is for me alone. I’m not going necessarily promote an event or other individual music related events I’m not attending. So please come to the website? You don’t have to click on every link, only if the description interests you. Did I do something wrong yesterday? Do I smell? I’ve had my monthly shower, I should be clean & odor free until mid-July. I can see the email address and the person subscribing on facebook, or the title of the blog by whoever on this blog site. Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite.

I know that the cool peeps in Albania came to the site. Yes, I know a family in Albania! I get a world map to see what country has read this however many times. Can’t see who from that country has read it, I just know how many times it has been viewed in that country.

50 years go today, Bob Dylan recorded “Like a Rolling Stone”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-recorded-like-a-rolling-stone-50-years-ago-today-20150616

^^Did you catch all of that? I didn’t.

Josh Homme (singer of Queens of the Stone Age is back with The Eagles of Death Metal). Filling the hiatus Queens of the Stone Age are on at the moment. Yes he plays drums for EODM. Yes that Dave Grohl at the bar & Jack Black as the bartender.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/josh-homme-reunites-with-eagles-of-death-metal-for-complexity-listen/

30 best things Rolling Stone Magazine saw at the CMA festival. I’m just impressed they found more than “one thing” at the country festival…………BAZINGA!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/30-best-things-we-saw-at-cma-music-fest-2015-20150615

Sorry to the haters. This was “The Beginning of the End” for Finger Eleven’s sound.

Jimmy Fallon & Aziz Ansari discuss dating!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/aziz-ansari-reads-mens-dumb-dating-texts-on-fallon-20150616

Very interesting article about the music industry. It’s 9 pages I’ve only read the first 2. I’ve bookmarked it to read the rest later. Since I’m hooked on reading it after the first paragraph & speaking about the Napster lawsuit with Metallica that was filed 6 months prior to Linkin Parks debut album, “Hybrid Theory”.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonobacon/2015/06/11/from-piracy-to-prosperity-inside-the-new-artists-toolbox/

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog with an interview featuring “Cage the Elephant” LANGUAGE!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/cage-the-elephant-discuss-new-album-and-a-bunch-of-other-random-topics/

^^This is one of the many reasons I stopped listening to the radio. Wasn’t a fan the first time or the 200th time.

Chris Dimas. The drummer for the rock group my brother is a member of!

Glastonbury festival organizer not sure that Foo Fighters will headline due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86237?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Dave Grohl’s friend Josh Homme weighs in on Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86235?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pitch Perfect 3 confirmed for July 2017
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-pitch-perfect-3-confirmed-for-july-2017-release/380963?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“From Rush with Love” article
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616

South Park stuff I really don’t know about, I don’t watch the show but I know many people do. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/south-park-fractured-but-whole/?mbid=psocial_rs

Barenaked Ladies cover Wings!!!
http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/15/barenaked-ladies-perform-cover-of-wings-song-let-em-in/

Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 best albums of the year so far!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/45-best-albums-of-2015-so-far-20150616

Jimmy Page details final Led Zeppelin’s reissues. Once I became a fan it was all about the “Physical Graffiti” album!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-page-previews-final-zeppelin-reissues-closes-band-vault-20150616

I like ‘Black Sabbath’, but ‘Queen’ & ‘Led Zeppelin’ are my favourite active groups during the ’70s. Queen material from the ’80s was not as good as the ’70s material. More miss than hit for me.

Prince & Stevie Wonder preform together at the White House!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/prince-and-stevie-wonder-perform-secret-concert-at-the-white-house/ “I think I just blew your mind, sorry” LANGUAGE & SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL! COULD BE VERY OFFENSIVE!!!!

This ‘Walk off the Earth’ album isn’t even out yet as far as I know?
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/album-of-the-week-walk-off-the-earth-sing-it-all-away/11737384

I’m not sure why, but I just got this Rock It Out Blog? LANGUAGE!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-do-we-really-need-another-streaming-music-service/

Great & all, I want to own my music not subscribe to a radio station for my entire life. I’m only 35 and I expect to hit 80 at the least? iTunes is really good, I just don’t like how the money is distributed. I don’t have the physical space for vinyl albums or even CDs at this point. CDs have dropped in price significantly to keep pace with iTunes.

As far as the subject on “The Simpsons” go, I stopped watching in my very early teens but they’re still around. I’d rather have WB cartoons like the “Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” around on re-runs.

Comedians saying the world is too politically correct. I can see both sides, yes it might offend you? If it does don’t watch it? Seems simple to me. A lot of it also doesn’t need to be said, so in that case are you going to judge a person on how they express themselves? In the end it’s very subjective.

Moon Boot Cocoon by James Black, guitarist of Finger Eleven

A letter from Dave Grohl
http://foofighters.com/operation

I have no sympathy for apple. Nobody needs another streaming music site. You’ve got a really good idea with iTunes, it just needs to be revamped $1.50 per album download to the label & $1.50 to Apple. Then $0.00-$7.00 to the artist. $3.00-$10.00 for 1 album. That’s more than 50% off of what the price for a CD was? Sounds good to me? Anybody at Apple or the label going to come up with music ideas?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/many-indie-labels-may-refuse-to-sign-apple-music-contract-20150616

If it wasn’t a Wednesday, I’d be there in a heartbeat
http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Dahle+refuses+rush+routine/11137583/story.html

When these guys got my attention I thought I’d be a fan. I don’t mind the music, but it just rubs me the wrong way?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-announce-first-album-in-seven-years-20150616

Meh! They mention Cherry Cola in here.

I need to slow down on my music purchasing on iTunes. But I am curious as to when the next “Tremonti”, “Alter Bridge” & the solo album by Myles Kennedy is being released? I’m assuming “Tremonti’s” other album he recorded while in studio will be released in the first half of next year? He’d have time to tour that album while Myles Kennedy works on his solo album I’ve been hearing about for the last 4 years?

Songs I like. “Jack Johnson” Our first dance at our wedding was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson! Yes, I’ve made “Banana Pancakes” about 3 times.







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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Bye,

Chris

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Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl invites 8 year old boy on stage to duet with the kid. LANGUAGE!!! YES WITH AN 8 YEAR OLD????
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/85882?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Hayley Williams (Paramore) doesn’t relate to some older songs. Her view has changed on some topics.
http://www.nme.com/news/paramore/85886?utm_campaign=nme-june-2-02-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Fidlar” parody ’90s videos
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/fidlar-parody-your-favorite-nineties-videos-in-40oz-on-repeat-20150602

“Darkness” guitarist would leave if they went digital.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/darkness-dan-hawkins-doesn-t-do-digital

Chris Adler (Lamb of God drummer) to play a live show with Megadeth!

New Tom Petty song!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-unearths-shimmering-lost-song-somewhere-under-heaven-20150602

Walk off the Earth new song

Fantastic album by “Third Ion” out of Regina. Not beat you over the head death metal, more a mellow type of metal.
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

Who would have thought the mighty would fall so far? Now Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) is doing a “reality” show.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/tony-iommi-in-search-for-guitar-star

The super group “Teenage Time Killer” have released a song from their album. Lots of Dave Grohl playing bass on the track listing.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/teenage-time-killers-share-ferocious-new-song-ode-to-sean-hannity-featuring-jello-biafra-listen/

New Muse video!!!!!!

Chris Cornell’s solo album, Higher Truth, to be released September 18th tour dates in the link below
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18 This is where I stopped following his solo stuff (from the 2nd album). Just checked out his 3rd solo album, it sounds good to me.

Led Zeppelin announce final three deluxe reissues.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-03/cornell-s-higher-truth-out-on-september-18

I hope this doesn’t mean the end of Paramore?

Unheard version of The Rolling Stones ‘Brown Sugar’ with Eric Clapton

Rent this movie from iTunes Americans, it might help you understand what Canadians truly are?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/being-canadian/id985374292

Full length Foo Fighters show.

Janet Jackson preps first album in 7 years
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/janet-jackson-preps-first-new-album-in-seven-years-20150603

Wednesday, June 17th at The Exchange in Regina, Limblifter! I wanna go!

Another Muse song!!!!!

This came from a Thornley demo on Ian Thornley’s My Space page

Muse wants to turn ‘Drones’ album into a musical
http://www.nme.com/news/muse/85905?utm_campaign=nme-june-3-03-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I think ‘Slayer’ is somewhat over rated?

If ‘Imagine Dragons’ are the type of rock music for the rest of the decade, I’ll keep looking for the music I want to hear! They aren’t terrible, not what my ears want to hear.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/imagine-dragons-on-trippy-new-arena-show-paul-simon-obsession-20150603?page=2

Interview/article with Joe Hahn of ‘Linkin Park’
http://crypticrock.com/interview-joe-hahn-of-linkin-park-talks-filmmaking/

Remember little Jordan Cook from Saskatoon? He’s all grown up & goes by the stage name of Reignwolf! (Blues music)

Dave Grohl after the Death of Kurt Cobain

Spotify, Google Play, Pandora Radio, iTunes, & CD stores suck at the moment. I want to own my music, so I use iTunes. That being said, who do you think is getting most of the money? Not the musicians but iTunes & the label are likely getting the bigger piece of the pie. Do you want a radio subscription until you die or do you want to go to sleep at night knowing your music is there and you own it, you’re not turning on a “radio station” to play music. You’re turning on you’re home stereo or iPod. All of that cheap music will be there no matter what. I still purchase the odd CD & as many
Blu-rays as I can fit in here. I don’t plan on having a Netflix account for the rest of my life. I’ll go to a theater, rent the movie on iTunes or just buy the movie. Free streaming sites sort of seem like a pirated product to me. Even iTunes for music isn’t all that & a bag of chips. How will a new group or artist be able to afford to go on tour if they’re broke? What if I don’t want to see them in concert? I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, will I go to see her in concert if she comes to a venue anywhere near me? No. I’m not huge on country music, which will likely be included in her show. I downloaded the album from iTunes. “You’re welcome! I just gave you pennies for your album that probably cost you $900+ to make”. That doesn’t sound right to me?

Yes, I have “Hoobastank”, “Iced Earth”. “In Darkness”, & “Idle Sons” I like the sound of these groups, but I couldn’t pick out one song in particular, so here’s what you’re getting today………

Songs I like! “In Flames”





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“Butthead” aka Chris

NU METAL?

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Why Megadeth’s “Killing is my Business…………..And Business is Good” is an important album
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-06-01/why-killing-is-my-business-is-one-of-metal-s-most-important-debuts

I really hope the new Megadeth album is released this year?

Big Wreck shared it……

What is “nu metal”? Is it a sub genre of groups people don’t know where other bands should fit? There are a TON of bands labeled as nu metal, but none of them have anything in common sound wise? Here’s 4 bands labeled as nu metal…

Do any of these sound remotely similar? Not to me. Am I missing something? Why are these groups all labeled as ‘nu metal’? For me it’s more of a “….I don’t know what hole these square pegs fit in?….”

Slipknot tease summer tour
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/slipknot-tease-dangerous-summer-tour-its-scary-20150601

Paul McCartney gave up marijuana for his grandchildren
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-01/paul-mccartney-gave-up-marijuana-for-grandkids

Interview/article with A. D. D. guitarist
http://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/interview-with-add-guitarist-dave-adams-on-his-gibson-les-paul

In Flames share it, so here it is…

These 2 albums won’t disappoint Barenaked Ladies fans!!! Yes, I got the new album (Silverball) last night!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/silverball/id984854144

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/grinning-streak-deluxe-edition/id641837061

I’ve never thought of (Megadeth singer) MegaDave Mustaine as a bad guy?
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-02/megadeth-rust-in-peace-reunion-failure

The new ‘Florence & The Machine’ album is out, it’s sounds good. Something I’d buy but never listen too. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/how-big-how-blue-how-beautiful/id965931771

Ed Sheeran plays metal songs on the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon!

This is what he played at the end of the show.

The more Ed Sheeran I hear, the more I like him. When I heard his first album, I thought it was some of the most unique music I had ever heard!

“One week” from today on iTunes “Cauterize” by Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge. “Drones” by Muse!
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/mark_tremonti_this_is_my_third_time_starting_a_band_and_i_like_being_the_underdog.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I was all hyped up about seeing “Halestorm” in Moose Jaw, then realized they were opening for “Three Days Grace”. I’m not a fan of “Three Days Grace”

I’m on the fence about this show, it’s a Tuesday in November & I don’t like going out during the week. We’ll see how much tickets are I guess. Moose Jaw is much closer than Saskatoon the next day!

USA headline dates for ‘Royal Blood’
http://royalbloodband.com/news/us-headline-dates-septemberoctober-2015

Muse article about the song ‘Reapers’ from the upcoming album. Song inside link.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/muse-rage-against-reapers-and-the-handlers-on-new-songs-20150602

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) details solo album.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/chris-cornell-details-new-solo-album-higher-truth-plus-extensive-us-tour/

The Gallagher brothers together as members of “Oasis” were arguing constantly in the ’90s. Kept themselves in the news with a new argument almost every other day. Here’s what Noel Gallagher has to say to “One Direction”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/noel-gallagher-talks-one-direction-oasis-brawls-on-james-corden-20150602

I’d love to see “Limblifter” at The Exchange, but it’s a Wednesday?

Jack White’s label “Third Man Records” is moving to Detroit!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/jack-whites-third-man-records-expands-to-detroit/

REALLY? Mariah Carey joins dating site to share a new song?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/mariah-carey-joins-match-debuts-infinity-video-on-dating-site-20150602

A lot of music for me yet to come out this year. Muse, Tremonti, Walk off the Earth, Lamb of God, Finger Eleven, Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, Megadeth, Into Eternity & maybe other surprises like the new Zac Brown Band which is really good!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/jekyll-+-hyde/id974196236

Songs I like! “I Mother Earth” I REALLY like them! Based in Ontario, Canada. 2 songs from each (four) albums & a few singles they are releasing now. I can almost hear my mother screaming at my brother & I washing dishes after supper while listening to these guys, “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!” Hahahahahaha!

Singles…

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“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,

“Butthead” aka Chris