WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday evening ended with me watching the Toronto Blue Jays lose in Seattle.  I wouldn’t get my hopes up about the Jays again this year.  Since the end of the 2015 season, after getting 5 new players, only 1 is left & he’s getting old & costs $20,000,000 a year.  Other than him the Jays have 3 different everyday players.  So not much has changed since 2015.  The Jays are currently 29W-31L.  I can’t find the exact numbers, but they’re around the same at this time in 2015.  If the owner & the general manager can’t pull off a jaw dropping acquisition by July 31st, this team is going nowhere fast.  Sorry to burst your bubble.

Kim isn’t a fan of baseball it was a late game on the west coast, she went to bed.  Yes, on the weekends in the summer I usually drink alone, & I’m OK with that!  The more I drink, the better I coach the TV!

Saturday Kim & I went out for lunch.  Lunch menu at Boston Pizza.  When the restaurant opens at 11:00 am & you are the second table to be seated by 11:02 am the service is excellent.  We picked up some groceries, went through the Second Cup drive threw for coffee.  Picked up Brewster from Sherry & James’ house & went home.

In the evening I went to the first exhibition Saskatchewan Roughrider game in the new stadium.  I’ve been going to the games since I was old enough to sit on my grandfather’s lap, so probably since 1983?  Now the season tickets are in my mother’s name, & after that I don’t know that I’ll have anyone to go with.

Wheelchair seats at the new stadium are THE way to watch a football game.  We go right in on the concourse level, 30 rows up with the stadium dug into the ground, washrooms & food/beverages all within wheeling distance.  We can see everything very easily on field & all of the fans too!  The game finished in a 25-25 tie.

Kim was babysitting for friends of ours who were also at the game.  I came home & got the couch again.

Today I plan to catch up on some baseball on the couch!

 

If you’re here for the cancer/update news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

Get your kids all excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m so glad I don’t have to hear this as much as new parents do.

 

Black Panther (Marvel) movie trailer

 

The original Batman has passed, which also means “Family Guy” will have to find a new mayor for Quahog.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3517706/adam-west-star-of-batman-tv-series-dies-at-age-88/

 

10 greatest Metallica riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

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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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FACEBOOK vs. EMAIL vs. TWITTER vs. INSTAGRAM vs. etc.

I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” the new album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”

I exercised to “Tremonti” all 3 albums on shuffle

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I will never understand how anybody can just be on a social media site? When was discharged from all of my therapies, I was all about facebook. So if I had done that, I’d be missing out on speaking with other people who aren’t on facebook. I use my email as much as I use facebook. What’s the point of using an email for an email that not everyone uses or has? Yes, there are pros & cons to both. Yep, I can hit a button & send my blog to the world, yay. Chatting/private messaging on facebook, not so cool, quite a few kinks to workout yet. I have most email addresses from my facebook friends, most of the 322 friends on facebook. Nobody, for the most part, sends a private message on facebook? Weird, I thought that was the entire point.

I have more time than most people, still not enough time to follow 322 people. I “talk” to people on email. Facebook is just for info on this blog & “advertising” this blog for subscribers. Both social media & email have their place & both can be used at the same time. There’s a reason this is on facebook & a website for email subscription. Not everyone is on facebook but you need an email to be on facebook. 99.9% of people have an email account, but many don’t have/use a facebook account.

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

Top Marvel movies

Billy Corgan started his craft almost 30 years ago & had to wait for the grunge explosion before anyone would listen.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/billy-corgan-on-darcy-wretzky-encouraged-to-hear-that-she-is-playing-music-20160502#ixzz47YFZgpTW

A movie that I’ve never heard about “Bad Moms” LANGUAGE!!!!!! IN THE TRAILER!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/mila-kunis-kristen-bell-get-drunk-talk-sex-in-bad-moms-trailer-20160502#ixzz47Xow5L68

Gojira announce North American tour.

http://loudwire.com/gojira-2016-north-american-tour-tesseract/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDIkDOtAuoo

A one day festival is perfect for me………………other than Chevelle I don’t think I need to see any of the other acts though?

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-deftones-chevelle-inaugural-texas-mutiny-festival/

While we were having lunch with my parents, my ears perked up “Kimmy listen…..it’s Jack Johnson!”

Wasn’t our wedding song but it was Jack Johnson. This is what was played, followed by our wedding song.

This was our first dance!

New Walk off the Earth video!!

In Flames from 1998. I graduated high school that year & had never even heard their name before.

Article with Mark Tremonti

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/mark-tremonti-the-14-records-that-changed-my-life-637562

Lamb of God tour starts today in New Orleans.

Now a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion?

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-birthday-note-former-smashing-pumpkins-bassist-darcy-wretzky/

Ghostbusters reboot explained by Melissa McCarthy

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/melissa-mccarthy-explains-very-confusing-ghostbusters-trailer-20160503

I’m quite excited to hear the rest of the new Kongos album out June 10th “Egomaniac”

New Radiohead video for their song “Burn the Witch”. I only listen to the first 3 Radiohead albums, anything after that just sounds like random noise. This is better than normal for them. I prefer the following song “Burn the Witch” by Queens of the Stone Age!

Today’s lunch time music was Ben Harper’s new album with The Innocent Criminals “Call it What it is”

“Dear Daughter” by Halestorm stripped down to singer & piano

How The Roots became Jimmy Fallon’s house band

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/questlove-explains-how-fallon-convinced-the-roots-to-be-his-house-band-20160503

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

TOO MUCH MUSIC

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Thursday, I’m getting tired! I always do some type of exercise on week days.

Rock It Out Blog from Wednesday

I wonder why vehicles today have blue tooth. Use blue tooth if you have to answer a phone call or make a phone call. Remember, it works as a phone, not just a text or email machine. It could save multiple lives. Too late for this girl unfortunately.
http://theshrug.net/a-text-message-killed-her-in-a-deadly-crash-when-i-saw-what-it-said-i-was-speechless/

Dave Grohl explains fan letter he wrote at age 14.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-04/dave-grohl-explains-fan-letter-to-mackaye

^^This may be my favourite song on this album followed very closely by the other 7.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave guitarist) starts his own record label.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tom-morello-unleashes-rebel-music-label-firebrand-records-first-song-20150604?page=2

I miss ‘Rage Against The Machine’

Mark Tremonti (former guitarist of Creed, now with Alter Bridge & solo project Tremonti) interview/article, including his friendship with Scott Stapp of Creed.
http://www.kerrang.com/32287/havent-close-friend-scotts-9-years-mark-tremonti/

2nd solo album release for Canada is June 9th on iTunes.

For ‘Finger Eleven’ fans in Ontario
http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6958210/finger-eleven-18-flint-the-machine-shop

Yes, I like ‘Into Eternity’ quite a bit.
http://www.leaderpost.com/touch/entertainment/music/Into+Eternity+continues+epic+journey/11106005/story.html?rel=800971

Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell announce movie & air date.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/will-ferrell-kristin-wiig-set-air-date-for-lifetime-movie-20150604

‘Death Grips’ never heard of them? I’ve already got too much music

Duff McKagan’s (Velvet Revolver & former member of Guns n’ Roses) tips for touring. Even the original line up of Guns n’ Roses can’t screw up a Paul McCartney & Wings song.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-04/mckagan-shares-his-top-touring-tips

Bono brings Elvis impersonator on stage
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-bono-bring-elvis-impersonator-onstage-after-glitch-20150604 I still like U2, their older stuff mostly.

Marvel discusses characters
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/marvel-teases-new-spider-man-wolverine-comics-controversial-hulk-20150604

I’ve never worn ear plugs through an entire concert. I’d start with them in & take them out after 1 or 2 songs, just couldn’t hear the high notes. Yes, I’m all but deaf in my right ear. These might work though.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/these-earbuds-allow-you-to-control-the-eq-of-live-music-events/

Stone Sour shared it. Yes I own it!

I was just burning a couple of rare albums that I bought very early in 2001 or 2002 when they were released. A couple of friends would like them but missed out & now they’re out of print & not on iTunes or anywhere else. I’m pretty sure that’s legal. You could trade tapes, vinyl, CDs, etc. Now it’s a bit more difficult with iTunes. I guess I could go on a streaming music site for a while & burn the music I like on to a CD if I believed in free music?

I guess Sam Smith lost his voice. He’s “better now” & can speak. He’s rescheduled his tour.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/sam-smith-can-speak-again-reschedules-postponed-shows-20150604

‘Motorhead’ return with 22nd album (Bad Magic) out August 18th & announce 40th anniversary tour.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-04/motorhead-return-with-bad-magic

^^As much as I’d like to, D. J’s won’t play this at weddings if I request it.

Willie Nelson & Justin Bieber join the cast of ‘Zoolander 2’
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/willie-nelson-justin-bieber-to-make-cameos-in-zoolander-2-20150604

Fantastic Barenaked Ladies album
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/silverball/id984854144
You can hear it buried in the mix! Both guitar solo & vocal guitar solo.

Yep, there are groups/solo artists I don’t like. I either just flat out don’t them or “…if they play the same 3 chords, I just yawn & say WOO HOO HOO! It’s all been done….”

You can pre-order the Lamb of God CD from their website or pre-order it with some merchandise as well.
http://lambofgod.shop.musictoday.com/page/preorder

Jack White has been inducted to the ‘Nashville Walk of Fame’
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/jack-white-inducted-into-nashvilles-walk-of-fame/

My iTunes has 1362 albums including my 3 pre-orders coming this month. Just waiting for more pre-orders & release dates. That includes roughly 300/half of my CDs. Half of those albums are on my iPod & the other half are on my iTunes. We pay $27.00/year for iTunes match. With that, my computer does not have to be on & we can listen to all of our music through our receiver/amplifier.
“…I don’t wanna brag, I don’t wanna boast….”

Songs I like! “In Search of Sun”




https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-world-is-yours/id916206224

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Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris