NOT REALLY THAT PUDGY/1970s ROCK

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I fell asleep to “Pentatonix” the new album “Top pop Vol.1” then “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” the album “Metropolis, PT.2 Scenes from a Memory”

Weekly exercise total; 1080 pushups, 720 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 400 squats, 300 tricep pushups, & 200 back flexes

 

I change the order of the exercises I do for 2 reasons.  So that I stay sane & to avoid muscle memory.  The only thing that stays the same is my squats are always first.  Everything else is done on the floor.  I do my squats, sit on the couch, move my wheelchair out of the way, & get on the floor from the couch, which is a much easier way of getting on the floor.

 

I increased 2 exercises today only.  280 pushups, & 160 leg lifts instead of 140.  I don’t know if they’ll all be that amount next week but I’ll try.

This week I did more than 3 sets of 25 squats.  I did 4 sets of 20 squats.  Not a huge difference, only 5 more a day.  Over the course of a 5 day week that’s 25 extra squats.  Not necessarily a massive increase per day, but it’s enough for me!  My right calf still looks like the bone of a chicken wing.  Squats, crunches, & leg lifts are the crucial exercises I have to do.  They all work out my core muscles & my legs somewhat.  Squats are also some extra cardio for me other than walking with my walker or riding an exercise bike.  When I lived with my parents, during my days at the technical college, I’d ride the exercise bike & watch a “Lord of the Rings” movie for the entire length of the movie.

All of that exercise, & it really didn’t help me lose weight, I was eating terribly.

 

I’m not obese by any means.  I was 185 when I graduated high school, then quite steady at 265.  Last I checked (a few weeks ago) I was 220.  The change is I’m in a wheelchair 98% of the time.  I’m sitting & then my belly sticks out.  For me to be under 210 is ridiculous!  Everybody, for the most part, on my mother’s side of the family has issues with weight.  Most of us have a large frame.  Big boned is a real thing.

My problem is when I left my physiotherapy & continued to eat stuff full of sugar, all of my weight went straight to my belly.  When we moved to this house on December 18th, 2013, I ate absolute crap.  Now & for a few years I eat much healthier.  Vegetable juice every morning of water, orange juice, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, pea pods, & frozen fruit or ice cubes with my breakfast.  Hardboiled egg or 2, 2 rice cakes, some type of fruit.  Then a lunch of either a deli turkey meat wrap with hot sauce & a slice of cheese, or a piece of fish with lemon juice on it.  I sometimes have a snack of 0% yogurt with blueberries in it or hummus & rice crackers.  Supper is whatever Kim feels like having (typically something healthy).  I have 0-3 coffees a day, no sugar or cream.  Black Columbian coffee.  That’s my diet 5 days a week, weekends, I don’t really pay attention to a regulated diet.  I know I physically can’t handle a ton of sugar or grease.  My stomach doesn’t agree with that since it’s not the norm for me.

I’m 6’ 1” with a big frame.  I’m slowly getting closer to what will make me happy & possibly have me walking one day in the future.  Healthy food during the week & other stuff in moderation on the weekends.

 

THE 1970s

I wasn’t born until 1980 but there is some really good tunes from the 70s.  I was into the “grunge” stuff, & wanted to hear what stuff influenced the “grunge” musicians.  Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Boston, Kansas, & all the way back to The Beatles & The Rolling Stones.  I’ve never really been much of a Rolling Stones fan though, it’s fine & I’ll listen to it.  I don’t seek out for it though.  I had an “As seen on TV” 70s compilation, it’s AWESOME….

A lot of these bands I’ve never heard of, some I’ve only heard the name of, some I’ve heard & avoid as much as possible, & a few are FANTASTIC!

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-first-album-21st-century/

 

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BRAIN CANCER vs. ALS

I’d do more but that’s a TON of links to load. Sorry if they double, I’ll try to fix them but no guarantee? My back is annoying but I increase my exercise to my “normal” total daily!

I fell asleep to 2 albums, the 2 most recent albums by “Candlebox” first “Love Stories & Other Musings” from 2012. Then the album “Disappearing in Airports” released in April of 2016. Woke up in the middle of the night to pee, gotta stop that, & put on “Chevelle” the new album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Portal” the album “Blood Red Tape” My brother was listening to them in his car when we were with him. I think he said they’re an independent group from Alberta?

They have 3 albums on iTunes at the moment. This is the only one I’ve purchased so far.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

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Brain cancer & ALS aren’t a competition. This is how I look at it though, in my situation. I could have survived or died because of brain cancer. I don’t know much about ALS. From what I know, it ends poorly, to put it lightly. Surviving brain cancer I can work on things, everything. You can look at that as overwhelming or just start somewhere & chip away at it as long as you can. ALS, from what I know, is more of a “OH MY GOODNESS! What’s going to go first?” Once it’s gone you can’t really do anything about it, that would be terrifying to me! Sure I felt overwhelmed & angry at first, but I’m alive, I can work on myself, mentally & physically. Eventually it COULD be fine? Sure the odds are stacked against me. Do you gamble? The odds are stacked against anyone in a casino playing any game. I’m alive, it could be worse.

I have to admit, after 2 weeks of just stretching & resting my back, it’s difficult to get back into my routine of exercise, food, blog, TV. For years that was easy, sweaty, but easy & somewhat gratifying. I had never enjoyed exercising, especially cardio! I can ride an exercise bike forever, walking with my walker seems like too much effort for very little gain to me. When I lived at my parents place the recumbent exercise bike was in the basement. I’d pop in a “Lord of the Rings” movie & pedal for 3 hours no problem, I can still bike for an hour or more.

I get that musicians want to share what influenced them by doing a cover song. I loved playing cover songs live! That meant I didn’t have to write lyrics, just remember better lyrics. Foo Fighters do this for the majority of their B Sides on singles. You get a single from the album, a live song & either a cover song or a song that was cut from the album. Here are some original songs followed by their cover song by someone else. Some are good, some are OK, some are terrible, & some are “OK, why mess with a classic?”

Almost forgot about this one!

^^All of this is just off the top of my head!

From the In Flames DVD www.amazon.ca says release on September 23rd.

Lamb of God bassist, John Campbell, interview.

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

This is something EVERYONE SHOULD HEAR & KNOW!!!!

The Beatles taught to a younger generation through a cartoon on Netflix!!!! You’re welcome parents!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/how-beat-bugs-sells-the-beatles-to-a-new-generation-w430934

Will Smith guest on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-will-smith-reprise-fresh-prince-hit-summertime-w432437

Who’s not watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix & why not? It’s REALLY good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/stranger-things-creators-on-making-summers-biggest-tv-hit-w431735

29 years ago “Def Lepard” released “Hysteria”

http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-hysteria-album-anniversary/

Roctober is coming

http://loudwire.com/rhino-reissuing-deep-purple-alice-cooper-buckcherry-albums-vinyl/

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Third Ion” the new album I grabbed last night on iTunes “Biolith”. Different time signatures all over the place! The type of album that makes you think, in a good way. There’s piano on at least one song. You don’t usually hear that on a “metal” album! It’s not a full on metal album to me, it’s just good.

I exercised to “Chevelle” the other album I grabbed last night “The North Corridor”, then “Chevelle” the album “Hats Off To The Bull”

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Exercise total; 7500 crunches, 700 leg lifts, 400 squats, 295 push ups.

1500 crunches,140 leg lifts, 80 squats, & now 60 push ups 5 days a week. Push ups started to increase this week so Monday was a little off 55 instead of 60. I thought about it & figured out to do 3 sets of 20 push ups instead of 2 sets of 25, much easier than 25 at a time. Squat total might rise? Push ups will definitely rise later on.

Pop culture news….

Why are Marvel characters becoming DC characters? Isn’t The Flash, Avengers, & Spiderman all Marvel comic characters? Why was The Flash briefly in Batman vs. Superman? Why is the TV show “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” full of Marvel characters? Did I miss the news that DC comics have bought the rights to the Marvel universe?

A TON of these characters were in the TV show “The Flash” by Marvel comics but a different actor in the Batman vs. Superman movie will likely have a spinoff movie of the Flash? Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc. are all DC comic characters.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5872936/10-weird-times-marvel-and-dc-unofficially-crossed-over

So the Flash must have ran so fast that there is still one port hole open to another universe , that a PILE of Marvel characters ran through & joined DC comics. I guess there was 50 breaches/port holes open last season on the TV series. I know just enough to get me in trouble, but not enough to get me out of trouble!

I’m not a huge comic book fan. I do really like “The Flash”, “Gotham”, “Supergirl”, & any stand alone/full blown “Avengers” movie. I guess I am a fan of science fiction? I like the “Star Wars” movies & “The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings” movies.

My dad watched the original “Star Wars” trilogy with me as a child. I’ve been hooked ever since!

I’ll bite! For me it’s all of them! The 2 newest albums are a little disappointing.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-albums-ranked/

Title for the Alter Bridge album!! It’s NOT AB5, thank goodness!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-reveal-title-2016-studio-album/

New video by “The 1975”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-the-1975s-introspective-new-somebody-else-video-20160707

Article/review of the Third Ion album

http://metalnationradio.ca/album-review-third-ion-biolith/

Review of the new Chevelle album

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-the-north-corridor-album-review/

I put my underwear on backwards yesterday. I thought to myself “WOO, I’ve lost weight, but not where I wanted to”! I then realized my underwear was backwards & fixed it.

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

More transgender people have been killed in 2015 than ever before. WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/more-trans-people-have-been-killed-in-2015-than-ever-before-20151120

 

LOLO new to me! Sounds good to me but I’d likely never listen to it. I’ve got Adele.

 

“Halestorm” is selling some high priced leather jackets at their swag shop!!

http://store.halestormrocks.com/affliction-collab.html?cmpid=101115/halestorm/atl/scl/youtube/s_cat/ytcard/ww/Affliction-jacket-Ytcard_easter_egg-category

 

“Drowning Pool” new song, inside the link

http://loudwire.com/drowning-pool-by-the-blood-exclusive-u-s-song-premiere/

 

Pentatonix will participate in a “Star Wars” tribute at Sunday’s AMAs

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pentatonix-on-amas-star-wars-tribute-its-going-to-be-epic-20151120

^^After watching that commercial for the show, I’m sure I’ll just be watching for the “Star Wars” tribute.

 

Former “Slayer” drummer forms new band

http://loudwire.com/dave-lombardo-punk-band-dead-cross/

 

…& now the world will probably go berserk upon reading this story?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-wedding-syrian-refugees-1.3326652?cmp=rss

 

AC/DC receive Australian award.

http://loudwire.com/acdc-inducted-the-age-music-victoria-awards-hall-of-fame/

 

There’s 2 albums I enjoy by them, & the odd song here & there. These 2 songs are from the 2 albums I like.

http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-red-hot-chili-peppers-album-ranked/

 

Adele pranks Adele impersonators

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-disguised-adele-prank-adele-impersonators-20151121#ixzz3s8SykAM7

 

Stephen Colbert lectures Scientists on Lord of the Rings

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-lectures-scientists-on-lord-of-the-rings-20151121#ixzz3s8oL3kVp

 

Pearl Jam covers Eagles of Death Metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Song inside link at the bottom of the article!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/pearl-jam-cover-eagles-of-death-metals-i-want-you-so-hard-in-brazil-watch/

 

Triumph for Jeff Lynne’s ELO at first American show in 30 years.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/livin-thing-jeff-lynnes-elo-triumph-at-first-u-s-show-in-30-years-20151121

 

Coming soon – “Eagles of Death Metal” speak about Paris attacks.

http://www.vice.com/read/coming-soon-the-eagles-of-death-metal-speak-out-for-the-first-time-since-the-paris-attacks

 

Don’t want to pay for music? How about donating for videos?

https://www.patreon.com/walkofftheearth?ty=h

 

See if your favourite rock album of 2015 made the list, & vote for it if you like? I have purchased some of these & there are some I’d never even consider owning.

http://loudwire.com/best-rock-album-2015-5th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I haven’t bought it. I do tend to agree somewhat. Bieber’s new album seems to be alright.

http://loudwire.com/deftones-singer-chino-moreno-confesses-to-being-justin-bieber-fan/

 

Top 50 hard rock/metal debut albums

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-debut-albums/

 

New song from “Cage the Elephant”. His voice has always rubbed me the wrong way…..no……please don’t rub me?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/cage-the-elephant-unveil-new-song-trouble-listen/

 

Piano cover shared by “Opeth”

 

I think this news story makes it official? 50% of the world is “Crazy”

http://www.630ched.com/2015/11/21/northern-alberta-homeowner-charged-after-shooting-intruder/?sc_ref=facebook

 

 

Songs I like, “Tremonti” He has 2 solo albums out & one more coming out later! He’s the lead guitar player for “Alter Bridge” & the 3 members of “Alter Bridge” other than the singer, are all previous members of the band “Creed” with Scott Stapp as the vocalist.

 

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

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I’M A ROYAL TREAT TO HAVE AS A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER

Yes, pun intended. I’m a DQ royal treat as a friend or family member!

I called Kim at work yesterday since I made my lunch of cheese, chicken, sun dried tomatoes, & hot sauce in a wrap. I told her we were almost out of grated cheese, then we chatted about other stuff. I called her back immediately to remind her that the phone call was “All about dat cheese, ’bout dat cheese, no chicken. All about dat cheese, ’bout dat cheese, no chicken, etc.” I’m a delight to live with! See Rachel Gianoli you’re not the only one when we get paired up for Crokinole. Rachel’s “All about dat post, ’bout dat post, no 20. etc.”

OK Apple, iTunes that’s enough! I wanted something done my way, so I did it. All of our iTunes files are perfect on our 2 computers, my iPod, Kim’s iPhone, & iPad. The problem is now Apple’s or iTunes problem. I bought the recently released “Silverball” album by Barenaked Ladies on iTunes, it works fine on every device but our TV/home stereo. Our TV doesn’t even recognize that we own it? I go into Barenaked Ladies & I see 9 or 10 albums in alphabetical order, at the end I see “Rock Spectacle” then “Stunt”? “Silverball” should be in between those albums. SURPRISE! It’s not there! I pre-ordered “Highly Suspect’s” debut album & got 5 songs with my pre-order. 3/5 songs I received are grayed out on the TV. I can get 2 of them to work on our TV. Are those the only songs that will work on our TV when the album is released on Friday? All of this ballyhoo started with the launch of Apple Music Radio on Tuesday, June 30th which I hear is also not so great. There is no way I’ll pay $9.99/month for a crappy radio station subscription. We have a hot deal for Serious XM at the moment for under $10/month we get it. When that sale is done, so is our subscription to Serious XM. I’ve done all I can on my end, now Apple has the ball in their court.

Why is everything a competition now? 10 best Pearl Jam songs. I can’t even pick my top 4 ALBUMS, forget 1 best song?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-pearl-jam-deep-cuts-20150715

Does this mean “Staind” is done?

http://loudwire.com/aaron-lewis-no-staind-for-a-while/

I don’t know much about “Staind” they’re not a group I’m invested in.

Big Wreck shares it on Facebook, here it is…..

Stephen Colbert debate about Pluto

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-and-neil-degrasse-tysons-pluto-debate-20150715

Tool’s “Sober” by kids. Better than I could ever do. Maynard has a really GREAT voice!

http://loudwire.com/kids-amazing-cover-tool-sober/

Lars Ulrich just confuses me. Remember he was the guy that filed a lawsuit against Napster.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-music-streaming-debate/

The only Metallica album I like.

Yes, I complain about the heat but this is way over the edge! LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!! IF THEY WERE TO CENSOR THE LANGUAGE, THIS WOULD BE 90% BEEEEEEEEP!

^^Do I need to have a chat with Moses?

“Gorillaz” are coming back, Damon Albarn is back & it sounds as though “Blur” is or has made a “come back”? I wasn’t a fan in the ’90s & I likely won’t be a fan now. All of these include Damon Albarn on lead vocals.

http://www.nme.com/news/gorillaz/86912?utm_campaign=nme-july-16-16-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

More & more artists coming out against streaming music sites, name drop, Neil Young!

http://www.nme.com/news/neil-young/86913?utm_campaign=nme-july-16-16-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“Suicide Squad” & “Batman vs. Superman” cast pose for photo together

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-suicide-squad-and-batman-v-superman-casts-assembl/383266?utm_campaign=nme-july-16-16-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Iron Maiden beer!!!!????? AWESOME!!!!! Guess what I fell asleep to, listening to my iPod last night?

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-introduce-supercharged-trooper-666-beer/

Remember the interview with Hanson & their beer “Mmm Hop”

^^You’re welcome!!! That just happened & now it’s stuck in your head!

There are way to many sub genres for metal music. Power, speed, thrash, black, death, nu, etc. For me I hate putting sub genres labels on music. There’s good or bad music. Metal, Rock, Country, Rap, R & B, & Pop. It’s either good or bad to each individual & will differ to each person. Example “Slayer” I need & have one album. After 90% of that album has played, for me personally it get’s old & repetitive. I have what is likely their most successful album “Reign in Blood” not “Raining Men”.

Queens of the Stone Age albums ranked worst to first. I’d have to agree with the worst choice. Their favourite I would have to make my 2nd favourite my favourite would be “…like Clockwork” Dave Grohl played drums in the studio on both of those albums.

http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-queens-of-the-stone-age-album-ranked/

I love this album! Elton John played on it as well! Very slow melodic piano only songs to this song (about as heavy as they get on this album).

There is currently no way I can get on the bandwagon for “Gorillaz”

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/gorillaz-to-record-new-album-in-september-for-planned-2016-release/

If a fan is acting like a moron & ruining the concert for others and security isn’t taking care of the problem, I think if whoever is onstage sees the fan doing it, has every right to kick them out.

http://loudwire.com/glenn-danzig-headlock/

Why is Myles Kennedy or Alter Bridge not a household name. Myles has an incredible voice! You don’t need to like him but you should at least know who he is.

Backing vocals on this tune below….

His former band that opened for The Watchmen & headliner Big Wreck back in the day, ’99 or 2000?

Alter Bridge’s first single off of their 1st of 4 albums. Song was all over the radio in Regina radio in 2004.

In his free time, when he’s not singing for Slash or Alter Bridge, he’s been working on a solo album the last 4 years! Alter Bridge’s 1st single off of their 4th album. Myles is currently on tour with Slash.

I’m not a fan of “3 Doors Down”, but this is right on point. Treat other concertgoers with respect. I broke my nose at a festival in ’99 in a mosh pit. My nose was pouring blood. Everybody immediately cleared a path for me to security at the front of the stage/guard rail where I was told where the First Aid tent was. I was missing part of Big Wreck’s set! That’s proper concert etiquette. LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!

http://loudwire.com/3-doors-down-brad-arnold-kicks-out-concertgoer/

Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer & Will Ferrell look a like, crashes Foo Fighters show in New York.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/rhcps-chad-smith-crashed-foo-fighters-gig-in-new-york-city-watch/

LANGUAGE BELOW!!! More links inside the link above.

I couldn’t care less about Motley Crue’s music, their book “The Dirt” is a REALLY good read! I couldn’t put it down, I finished reading it in 2 days & I’m a slow reader!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nikki-sixx-plots-post-motley-crue-life-with-sixxam-albums-tour-20150716

Linkin Park’s heroes

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-praise-metallica-paul-mccartney-rick-rubin/?trackback=tsmclipCheckout

I never heard the soundtrack to “Fault in our Stars” but it was a good movie.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paper-towns-soundtrack-music_559e8745e4b05b1d028fc10a?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000250

We’ve got Melissa McCarthey & now Amy Schumer AWESOME!!!!

HORNY & SCARRED? NAKED & AFRAID?

Jimmy gets a SIC BURN from Amy Schumer on the Tonight Show!

Is LeBron James funny? YES!

OK, Jack White stated late last year that he “can’t afford to tour”, 50 Cent filled for bankruptcy on Monday, yet nobody has changed a thing……WHY? Jack White sold the most vinyl albums in North America last year out of 8 million sold in total! I don’t know the price of a vinyl album? I think I’ve bought one in my 35+ years. I blame digital music at a low if not free price. I love the idea of iTunes. I was sitting on my butt in front of the computer last night, & I thought “Hey, I should check out this album on iTunes”. I did, I liked it & bought it after a preview. Within 3 minutes I thought of an album previewed it & bought it for $6.99. Didn’t leave the house to go to a store & buy it over the course of 45 minutes. My only problem with digital music is, where does the money go?

Remember the ’80s & ’90s? Why did those groups rise to fame & live in mansions while today’s artists are just getting by & don’t get to have that type of lifestyle? I want to own the music I listen to & I do own it through iTunes. There needs to be a change in the dispersal of the money. Apple could survive on $0.50/download, artists management/label could survive on $1.00/download & the artist could get $0-$9/ per album download or $0-$1.00 per song download. But then people would have to pay for music “OH, SNAP!! I CANT AFFORD THAT!”! Really I bought CDs for the average price of $25.00 per CD. Roughly 600 of them. Paying for a product won’t kill you, you just may have to slow done on your music purchases?

I took a TON of stuff for granted, walking, living in a first world country, having clean water & food at my disposal. Most of us never think about those things, me included. It’s just a case of “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” I’m not complaining, I’m alive, I live with my best friend and a cute dog, I have 4 walls around me & clean water. As long as I have those essentials, I can’t complain!

Emmy nominations for Foo Fighters doc & Kurt Cobain bio pic.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-series-kurt-cobain-documentary-2015-emmy-nominations/

Mark Morton, Lamb of God guitar player, article on the songwriting process. Album out next Friday!

http://www.songwritersonprocess.com/blog/2014/09/04/mark-morton-lamb-of-god

My brother will be interested in this. He has a thing for Jasmin in the cartoon version. I’m all about “The Little Mermaid”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/disney-plans-live-action-aladdin-prequel-genies-20150716

Sounds like the “Tidal” streaming music service seems to be doing great…………….NOT!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/cash-money-sues-tidal-over-lil-waynes-fwa-album-20150716

Songs I like. “Lionize” only the album “Jetpack Soundtrack”. Last I checked they had 4 albums on iTunes. They all sounded quite different to me, but this is “the one……” I bought.

LANGUAGE!!!

I like both of these movie series except “Star Wars Episode 1” with WAY too much Jar Jar Binks!

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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,

Chris

HAPPY FATHERS DAY OUT THERE!

To my father, grandfather & my father-in-law, thank you! So very much!

When you’re first born & can’t really do anything, who becomes your first hero?…….no it’s Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc. It’s your parents! I have a ton of respect for any parent. There is no way I could do that job.

Here I am 35 & not all grown up yet. My parents are raising me all over again, I guess the first time wasn’t hard enough?

I remember being very young in my parents apartment, my brother wasn’t even born yet. Dad & I watched ‘Episode VI Return of the Jedi’ together & guess who grew up to be a Star Wars fan? Me. No I’m not the fan that lines up outside the theater for 2 weeks to be at the first showing of the movie & I don’t dress up as my favourite character & go to a comic convention. ‘Star Wars’ is a story about a father & son though, George Lucas just chose to make it a science fiction story. My dad got me into ‘Star Wars’ & ‘The Lord of the Rings’. I tried reading my dad’s books of ‘Lord of the Rings’, couldn’t do it. “Ah there’s going to be a movie someday” good thing there was!

Before I had cancer, my brother & I took dad to the casino to see a 1 hour 1 man play of the entire first 3 Star Wars movies, Episode IV-VI. We got him tickets for fathers day!

Dad got me into “The Beatles”, some of “The Rolling Stones”, “Queen”, & David Bowie. Thanks dad.

Kim & I bought our first house & got possession on November 25th, 2005. We borrowed my mother’s cell phone since we were going to Prince Albert the day we heard yay or nay on our offer. Our realtor called to give us the good news while we were on the highway. This is what I popped on from my iPod……

I probably wouldn’t have a clue who David Bowie is or Jimmy Buffett without my dad.

Now my dad is a fan of Foo Fighters because of me, that’s pretty cool!

This is the show my parents went to while I was in the hospital, the tour for this album! I had just entered the hospital a month & a half before this concert in Saskatoon in 2008.

Bye,
Chris

SO FAR SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It’s already been a great year for me with what is out & what I have on pre-order from iTunes.

Pre-order stuff

Also 3 albums from last year. Little excessive. I agree. I’m home all day, this blog, music, baseball, TV, Netflix, & exercising keep me quite busy, & CFL football hasn’t started yet!

I’m looking at this & I’m thinking “You moron, STOP…………………..NOW!”

June’s not even over yet! Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Megadeth, Into Eternity, etc. yet to be released. Yes, I ask if we can afford however much money an album is worth aka I’m on an allowance. Every year for Christmas or my birthday, I’m more than happy with iTunes gift cards, they don’t last very long. This is my addiction, I don’t think Kim knew it would spiral out of control. To be fair I didn’t see it coming either!

I never put my iTunes or iPod on shuffle unless it’s one artist with multiple albums. I don’t want to hear metal after a pop song or an acoustic song.

Those don’t all fit together? Variety is the spice of life for me! Thank goodness for MP3 players/iPods that can hold so much music! Remember that game what 10 albums/CDs, Vinyl, Tapes would you take if you had to choose. I can’t do that!

Chris Hemsworth/Thor to be receptionist in reboot of ‘Ghostbusters’
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/chris-hemsworth-joins-ghostbusters-reboot-as-receptionist-20150611

Mark Tremonti discusses ‘Cauterize’ track by track in this article.
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/track-by-track-tremonti-cauterize/11713296-all

Christopher Lee dead at 93. Recently known for ‘Lord of the Rings’ & ‘Star Wars’
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/track-by-track-tremonti-cauterize/11713296-all

‘Orange is the New Black’ season 3 trailer LANGUAGE!!! On Netflix tomorrow, Friday, June 12th

Songs I like. “INXS” I have one greatest hits album of theirs from iTunes, I’m good! The more songs I listen to as I’m writing this, the more I should listen to them. Kind of forgot about them.





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

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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


Bye,

Chris

P.S. Slow news day, I’m out.