WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes.

Our universal remote is doing sketchy stuff again on the charger.  I listen to 2 or 3 albums last night so I’ll use them here I guess.

I fell asleep to “Into Eternity” the album “The Sirens”, “Lenny Kravitz” the album “Mama Said”, & “Lenny Kravitz” his “Greatest Hits”

 

There were 2 things I was terrified of while I was in the WRC.  1 near the beginning of 2009 & the other near the end of thing in 2012.  A tilt table & then a wobble board, both a part of my occupational therapy

My 2 therapists would come to my room & have me lay on the tilt table.  A small step to “stand” on at one end for my feet & nothing else but Velcro straps for my ankles, legs, waist, & chest.  Once I was strapped in they’d tilt the table from 180 degrees to 90 degrees so I was in a standing position.  I remember the one time I was freaking out, my occupational therapist said “That’s only 70 degrees?”  I replied “That’s enough for me!”  I was SO glad that only lasted a few weeks.  She’d bring a bouncy ball to play catch with while I was upright.  I think I made it to 90 degrees eventually?

The other one was called a wobble board, to activate my abs.  Even after the 1,000s of crunches & leg lifts I still don’t think I could do that.  It’s a board you sit on but on the bottom it’s not flat, it’s half of a ball.  She’d raise the table so my feet weren’t touching the ground.  Then she would go behind me & randomly push or pull me in different directions.  All about working on my abs so they’d kick in & help me stay upright, no, my hands were not allowed to touch anything.  I hated that thing, I would go to the therapy room & immediately beg her to not do the wobble board that day.  I was still fairly weak at that point, but she never let me fall.

 

I REFUSE TO STREAM MUSIC!!!!  APPLE, PLEASE DON’T SCREW THIS UP!!!  I DOWNLOAD ONLY OR ELSE I’M LEFT WITH BUYING VERY FEW RECORDS!  NO PHYSICAL SPACE & I CAN’T AFFORD A TON OF THEM!!!!

 

So they’re just making a “better” mouse trap for streaming music?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/how-a-startup-accelerator-is-trying-to-find-the-next-spotify-790021/?fbclid=IwAR26pbIARUprTmp_ZVS2hEFReBbj30QsYqPVQKYO2jnRiBHBFvY1bIsmVt0

 

Is Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee angry or broke?

 

New track from the upcoming “In Flames” album “I, The Mask”

 

The music industry is the scientist & we’re the lab rats.  Stop trying to be like everyone else by buying the other companies & maybe try taking a different path, that way you might learn something?  I don’t think many people are happy with the status quo?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/universal-music-100-billion-is-at-stake-790966/?fbclid=IwAR2s5UAV0A2gmDHJIqtYht43tYxdLtC0ySU7mUvq622cEjRqmj1958NBPmY

 

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

“The group that grunge forgot” says singer Billy Corgan.  Is that necessarily a bad thing?  If so, why?  He’s still a working musician, probably making more money than he needs, with less fan fair.  You’d think it would be nice in that situation?  If you’re a working musician making music that you like, great!  You shouldn’t need/want to be the center of attention all of the time.  If you like what you’re doing & millions of other people do, that’s more than enough right there.

I don’t think I have all of their albums but I have quite a few?

 

1991   GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELON COLLIE & THE INFINIT SADNESS (DOUBLE ALBUM)

 

1998   ADORE

 

2000   MACHINA/The Machines of God

From here on my CDs & iTunes are all fluffernutted.  There is a “GREATEST HITS” in here that I got from my brother years ago for Christmas.

 

2014   MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SHINY OH SO BRIGHT VOL. 1/ LP: NO PAST.  NO FUTURE.  NO SUN.

8 song album & I’m not much of a fan of the first song.

 

https://ca.yahoo.com/sports/news/bryce-harpers-fit-blue-jays-isnt-fan-fever-dream-181020806.html

I think this is FAKE NEWS.  I don’t rely on www.yahoo.com for news, it seems more like tabloid news.  Outfielder & free agent Bryce Harper is 26 years old, he’s asking for a 10 year deal for $500,000,000.  My issues with that are, nobody in their right mind will sign any player for 10 years.  It’s usually 5 or 6 years.  My 2nd issue is the Toronto Blue Jays have 4 or 5 young guys coming to spring training competing for the 1 outfield position left & they won’t break the bank.  My 3rd issue is $50 million a year nobody will sign him for that much money a year, is he delusional?  Last year the San Francisco Giants had the largest pay roll in baseball at $221,430,000 so he thinks he’ll take roughly a 2/5 of that each year?  Good luck with that one!  He’ll hit 35-45 homeruns, but I’d be out for sure.  Not my money though.  He’s such a catch, I wonder why nobody has signed him yet?  Pitchers & catchers report to Spring Training on Valentine’s Day!

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

This is me during my day, followed by music info because I want the music info as well.  If you don’t want to read it, don’t feel as though you have to, it won’t hurt my feelings.  You can read the cancer stuff, the pop culture stuff or not read it at all, it’s totally your choice & whatever you choose is just fine by me.  So don’t feel pressured to read this.

 

What did we do this weekend?  NOTHING AT ALL!  I don’t like sitting at home on a Friday or Saturday night but nobody we talked to wanted to play.  My mind says I’m 25 my body is more realistic at 36!  I did go to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game with my dad on Sunday.  I don’t have a handicap seat.  My father pushes my chair up 2 ramps, I go up 10 or 12 steps & our seats are right in front of us, seats 1 & 2.  Next year, in the new stadium should be even better.  About 2 steps from the main level.  The first level is built into the ground, & we’re in the top row seats 1, 2, & 3.  My mother can’t get to where our seats are at the moment so she has sold her ticket to the people beside us but has kept it in her name.  They’ve chosen to sit closer to field level in the new stadium.  Our seats should be easier for my mother to get to, so she’ll be with us!

 

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Nikki Sixx’ advice to his younger self.  Former bassist & founder of Motley Crew & now bassist of Sixx AM.

http://loudwire.com/nikki-sixx-advice-younger-self-try-not-snort-colombia/

 

Clutch vocalist, Neil Fallon, shares his top 10 influential albums

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-09-15/10-albums-that-changed-my-life-clutch-neil-fallon-black-sabbath-king-crimson-public-enemy

 

Don’t get me wrong!  I enjoy other stuff also Harry Connick jr., Norah Jones, Nat King Cole, Classical music in general, etc.  It’s very subjective.  A good song is a good song.  My habits just lean towards the rock & metal side of things.

Foo Fighters with Norah Jones

I do like one Metallica album.  The one with the SFSO

 

The song from “Temple of the Dog” that you haven’t heard.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-lost-temple-of-the-dog-song-angel-of-fire-w440313

http://vevo.ly/RrxUcm

 

Monday “In Flames” will be releasing a video, tour & hopefully a preorder date?

 

I like Neil Young’s music but he has become a crusty old man & I’m getting crusty too.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-protests-dakota-pipeline-with-indian-givers-w440373

It’s 2016, I don’t think a protest song works anymore.  If it was a country song billions of people would hear it.

 

21 years ago Guns n’ Roses released the 2 “Use Your Illusion” albums

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-use-your-illusion-i-ii-album-anniversary/

 

Metallica albums ranked worst to first

http://loudwire.com/metallica-albums-ranked/?fb17

 

New drummer for “In Flames”

Yeah, we’ll put it on http://www.youtube.com but don’t share it/promote it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxglQezGoX0&feature=youtu.be

 

Finger Eleven shared their new video…..

 

How cars are changing now in the digital age.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/car-stereos-new-golden-age-see-latest-high-powered-models-w440217

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers albums ranked

https://www.facebook.com/LoudWire/?notif_t=notify_me_page&notif_id=1474020081460338

I’m not a huge fan of them.  I own 4 CDs “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic” which I never listen to, “By The Way”, “Californication”, those 2 I listen to occasionally, & the double album “Stadium Arcadium”  I listened to it once or twice & it’s been in hiding ever since I bought it.

LANGUAGE!!!!   Yes, I’ve sang this.  Not my style at all!  I prefer listening to this!

 

I’ll take “The Pretty Reckless” just for the song.  Full album out on October 21st.  The song by “Kaleo” is pretty good, I’ve just never heard of them before, sounds really good though.

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-vs-kaleo-cage-match/

Kaleo has 4 or 5 albums, EPs, & singles available.  Similar to Jack Johnson, just slightly heavier?  Gritty?  Nowhere near hard rock or metal.

 

Godsmack news.

http://loudwire.com/sully-erna-turn-it-up-song-with-father-godsmack-update/

“It’s on www.youtube.com but how dare you embed the link to promote it!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixM2dKALvCg

 

Yes, I have “The Agonist” on preorder as well, I forgot to mention that before?  Here’s a review of the new album.

http://www.metal-discovery.com/CD/cd_review_theagonist_five.htm

 

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

Bye,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

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

I exercised to “The 1975” the album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware”

LANGUAGE!!!

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Exercise total; 280 leg lifts & 3850 crunches, 40 push ups

First week, 4 day week, of exercise after 2 weeks with a very sore back. Lots of stretching still. I’m still not quite at my desired total. I haven’t done a squat or push up yet, squats really work my back muscles also. I’m still shooting for my regular daily total.

80 squats, 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts & 60 push ups everyday, 5 days a week. I’ll probably get there next week.

I forgot one cover song.

This is just sad to have this happening all over the world.

http://www.socialpees.com/2016/08/this-man-was-caught-in-act-of-eating-the-dog-food-outside-the-cafe.html

Tommy Lee, Motley Crue drummer, is asking for Orca sanctuaries at Sea World.

http://loudwire.com/tommy-lee-house-of-blues-president-use-new-seaworld-board-seat-build-orca-sanctuaries/

David Draiman, singer of Disturbed reflects on his 20 year anniversary of auditioning for the group.

http://loudwire.com/david-draiman-reflects-disturbed-20th-anniversary-his-audition/

I think anyone who’s watched “Stranger Things” on Netflix would like a second season to at least fill in the plot holes & questions that came with the end of the 8 episode series

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/did-netflix-just-confirm-a-second-season-of-strang/414128?utm_campaign=nme-5th-aug-05-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

It’s In Flames! A must have for me!

https://www.amazon.ca/Sounds-Heart-Gothenburg-Blu-ray-Flames/dp/B01IR8J90I/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1470421494&sr=1-3&keywords=in+flames

That’s pricy, but I guess it’s a box set, book, CD, & blu-ray. I’ll see if it’s in our budget, I doubt it though. Maybe I could get the album & show from iTunes?

Could be a good movie from the looks of it?

Donald Trump vs. Corey Taylor of Slipknot. They’re both quite vocal. Don’t worry this is an article!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-donald-trump-message-anti-slipknot/

Confirmed as true or not true. By the man himself, Trent Reznor.

http://loudwire.com/are-nine-inch-nails-planning-september-single-release/?fb23

Halestorm shared it…

Blake Shelton as guest on Seth Myers.

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/blake-shelton-on-dating-gwen-stefani-learning-no-doubt-songs-w432952

It’s Friday & Facebook has been incredibly slow this week. Catch you on Sunday!!! Beer time!

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

I exercised to “Dream Theater” their self titled album, then about half of the “Into Eternity” album The Incurable Tragedy”

Does anyone know where I can get pants with a 39 1/2” waist? 40’s too big & 38’s WAY too small? I either need to pack on some weight or continue to lose some? Man I could use a corn dog & a beer….

Too much of this garbage going on in the world. We have too much hate & violence in this world!

http://globalnews.ca/news/2805039/family-of-baby-boy-killed-in-saskatoon-didnt-know-teen-accused-of-his-murder/?sf30318181=1

What on earth does blues guitarist “Reignwolf”, his mom calls him Jordan Cook, from Saskatoon play at a concert? He only has 3 singles on iTunes? I don’t think 3 songs could fill more than 20 minutes. I remember seeing him in 2000 in Calgary. He’s been playing guitar forever, yet no full length album? He could at least record a live set of 40-55 minutes?

This one of the three biggest surprises this year so far!!

The Needle Drop, best albums of the year……..so far!

So we’re supposed to continue to “…push the limits….” done! Just remember to stay safe out there!

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/see-bmx-bike-trick-mindblowing-balancing-act-20160705

Phillip Phillips has a new song. Very comparable to Dave Matthews!

http://www.phillphill.com/phillip-phillips-debuts-new-song-dont-tell-me/

Yes, he’s an American Idol winner.

He has 2 albums released thus far.

Another article with, Alter Bridge guitarist & Tremonti singer guitarist, Mark Tremonti

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-04-26/mark-tremonti-s-5-essential-guitar-albums

LANGUAGE!!

I do love Rebellion beer

http://globalnews.ca/news/2805715/every-province-has-completely-different-rules-and-regulations-saskatchewan-businesses-await-new-interprovincial-trade-deal/

I wonder if how he got the guitar in the first place”

http://loudwire.com/frances-bean-cobain-estranged-husband-allegedly-seeking-kurt-cobain-final-guitar-divorce/

Singer Vince Neil, of Motley Crue, has been charged with misdemeanor battery.

http://loudwire.com/vince-neil-charged-misdemeanor-battery-alleged-las-vegas-autograph-seeker-incident/

Release date for the new Metallica album

http://loudwire.com/metallica-new-album-october/

Matt Damon speaks about gun control!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/matt-damon-speaks-out-about-us-gun-control/411316?utm_campaign=nme-daily-6th-jul-06-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Sevendust” the album “Kill the Flaw”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the album “ABIII”

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Exercise total for the week ;7500 crunches, 600 leg lifts, 300 squats, & 210 push ups. Started out Monday & only got to 20 pushups, hit my goal of 40 on Tuesday, then 50 for the remaining days. I was doing them on Wednesday, got to 20 for my first set & figure I had enough in the tank to do a few more. Now it’s 2 sets of 25 each day. Every exercise is like that now, I just go as much as I can then rest & match that amount in the following of my sets, be it 2, 3, or 4 sets.

Monday-Friday I do 1500 crunches, 120 leg lifts, 60 squats, & 50 push ups. 5 day a week. Once I finish that I usually have my breakfast right after of fruit & vegetables mixed in our Vitamix/blender, do a blog post then hit the shower or watch something on Netflix or one of the movies we own.

I find that I have more energy “these days”, & I continue to push myself more! As long a I have the time to focus on my exercise & of course loved ones, I seem to be in a much better mood than I have been in years. (Instead of being a “grumpy old man” at the age of 36).

Brewster drives me nuts on occasion especially if he hears a loud noise or if there’s a thunder storm coming on. Kim took him to the Vet earlier this week, all is well other than 2 things $1300-$1500 to get his teeth cleaned (a lot of plaque on his back teeth) we’ll see if we can do that in the fall? He’s also now on puppy Valium for thunder, like Thur evening. It’s bad for his liver if he has it on a regular basis, so the Vet said to give him half of a pill when needed & it worked Thursday! He wasn’t trying to hide in the bathroom, shaking, or panting like he normally does if he hears thunder. He was playing with us & then fell asleep on the floor.

Batman vs. Superman R-Rated Trailer and what to expect in the special features. I am so getting this! If there’s enough moola after Brewster’s teeth are cleaned? Available for purchase June 28th!

http://collider.com/batman-v-superman-ultimate-edition-trailer-blu-ray/

I have an old Mudvayne album, but I never listen to it? I think this is on it? Yes it is, I had to check my CDs.

http://loudwire.com/chad-gray-mudvayne-became-too-much-all-of-us/

I will never understand why so many people have said over the years that this is the best solo EVER? It’s art, so it’s subjective. Did anyone ever consider “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd or any other song at all? I heard this on the radio as a poll from listeners while I was sick & I just listened to the Tremonti interview I posted yesterday and Mark Tremonti says it’s his most preferred song he’s ever written. OK I can get on the train where he says it’s his favourite Alter Bridge song, but best solo ever?

I really like Soundgarden & I’m sure others will already have picked their number 1 album, mine is “Badmotorfinger”

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

Motley Crue are a bit dysfunctional.

http://loudwire.com/vince-neil-hardest-part-being-in-motley-crue-is-being-in-motley-crue/

Rob Zombie to appear on TV show

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-guest-adult-swim-mr-pickles/

LANGUAGE!!!! SORRY

I’m calling it done. It’s Friday & Facebook is fairly quiet.

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

iTUNES

I tried to fall asleep to “Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals” the newest album “Call it What it is”

Didn’t do the trick switched to “Barenaked Ladies” the 2nd album “Maybe You Should Drive”

That didn’t work either, then I finally fell asleep to”Blue Rodeo” the album “Greatest Hits Part 1”

I exercised to “Chevelle” all albums on shuffle

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Late start to my day. Kim left for work at 7:00 am, I didn’t roll , my lazy butt out of bed until 8:30 am. I much prefer getting up before 8:00 am so I can get things done. For me this is a day of rushing around the place to do what’s needed after my exercises.

I can’t remember what European country it was, iTunes was ruled by a judge that iTunes is illegal since 2013 or 2014. Because you can burn a CD on it. Apple now sells lap-top computers without a CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive. That sounds more illegal than banning the use of iTunes all together. I’m sure the people at Apple could just not include the burning software?

Say you’re sitting around the house & an older song pops into your head maybe you heard it in passing or on a commercial and you say to yourself “Hey, I’ve got that on CD! I should put it on my iPod!” wait, you can’t because you have a new Apple lap top with no CD drive in it. So now you’re going to add the album to your streaming service or buy it on iTunes. More money for Apple (The Rich) & less for you (The not nearly as rich), this sounds illegal to me. Apple is now checking the info on the music you put on your personal iTunes & we’re not allowed to borrow or burn mix CDs because it is now illegal? What was the movie I saw just a few years ago with Ashton Kutcher who made a mix CD for Natalie Portman’s character on her period?

Comedy album anyone?

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-and-the-loud-rowdy-mr-rock-n-roll-featuring-acdc-brian-johnson/

Pentatonix shared it, again…………….

Masterpiece review courtesy of The Consequence of Sound. This is when Radiohead took a big dive for me. This is their third album after the very FANTASTIC “The Bends” followed by the oh so AWESOME/MIND BLOWING “OK Computer”

For the record I’m not a fan of Kiss, Motley Crue, or Sixx AM. Gene Simmons is & will be known as the most outspoken musician in history, Kanye West will be a close 2nd . I don’t listen to any of them. They’re the ones who have the celebrity platform to say what they want, when they want. You can choose to listen or avoid it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-stanley-nikki-sixx-spar-over-gene-simmons-prince-comments-20160517

Typical 0 Canadian dates not even the 3 or 4 that most do. Toronto, Montreal, maybe Calgary, & Vancouver. Rarely in Saskatchewan or Manitoba either. Ah, well?

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-more-summer-2016-tour-dates/

Myles Kennedy (Slash/Alter Bridge), Run DMC, & John Moyer (Disturbed bassist) team up for song regarding gun violence. More people need to speak up on this issue in the USA!

http://loudwire.com/darryl-dmc-mcdaniels-myles-kennedy-john-moyer-flames-song-gun-violence/

This hasn’t aired here yet Ellen Degeneres with Drake. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-drake-jared-leto-play-never-have-i-ever-on-ellen-20160518

This gets me excited! 2016 reunion of “Rage Against The Machine” could possibly happen?

http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-countdown-clock-website/

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

Alice in Chains & Lenny Kravitz to open on the Guns n’ Roses tour

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-select-alice-in-chains-lenny-kravitz-open-not-in-this-lifetime-shows/

If you ask me? I’d go to see the opener, and leave when the opener was done. It’s subjective & the only reason there’s any info on Guns n’ Roses is because I know that many people are BIG fans of them.

OK that’s fine. It doesn’t take a decade to release an album the same way Axl & friends did with “Chinese Democracy”. Yes Donald Trump has made a joke of the political system in the USA.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-donald-trump-idiocracy-no-longer-comedy/

Article from Guitar World with Mark Tremonti. The new Alter Bridge album will contain 14 new tracks!

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news-interviews/mark-tremonti-talks-gear-and-new-album-dust/29129

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BASEBALL IS BORING TO MOST, I GET IT.

I fell asleep to “Halestorm” the album “The Strange Case of….”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle. About half of their B-Sides are cover songs. Here’s 2 that are originals & one that is a cover of Pink Floyd.

Well the next one isn’t Foo Fighters. It’s Dave Grohl & Louise Post from “Veruca Salt”. Recorded for a soundtrack to a Jonny Depp movie called “Touch” that went nowhere fast in the late ’90s or early 2000s

Pink Floyd cover. Dave Grohl & drummer, Taylor Hawkins, switched so Taylor could just sing.

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I get it so many people don’t care for baseball. I’m different, I’m Canadian yet the NHL has become nearly unwatchable for me. The only thing I see in hockey are people getting into fights. That’s exactly what the Blue Jay game turned into on Sunday. 2 bench & bullpen clearing fights between the Blue Jays & The Texas Rangers, the difference? It wasn’t 2 idiots on skates that one person landed a semi respectable punch on the opponent. It was 2 all morons on deck to fight over something that happened in October? Just let it go! It was a new world one second after Jose Bautista did his bat flip in the playoffs last year & Sunday 8 people got ejected because they had a hissy fit over something that happened last year? Here’s what happened in October followed by what occurred Sunday.

Texas was offended by that, it’s now 2016. Put on your big boy pants & get out of the 1950s. The game has changed. Somewhat for the worst and somewhat for the better. It happened & it’s over, yet they dig it up on Sunday?

Even if the analyst says “That’s how things are done”, well it’s not 2009 or earlier when he played the game. Heck he made it to the big leagues, I was no where remotely close to them when I played city league baseball at the age of 17 in 1997. That stuff is what I call “bush league baseball”. I never engaged in that stuff, however I had a team mate that was all about it. In my head I always thought “OK, do what you want & make yourself happy. None of us are coming out to fight your battles for you”. He wasn’t someone I wanted anything to do with.

On Sunday, I watched numerous MILLIONAIRES play a GAME, throw a temper TANTRUM over something that happened in 2015? That’s more than a little RIDICULOUS to me.

Kim & I are both burnt out. We both have tunnel vision, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. We’re both burning the candle at both ends. We need a break, not a stay cation. We need go somewhere & relax. Yet the money tree disagrees. We might visit family in Canada. We let our passports expire after we went yo Boston in the summer of 2007. Bottom line we’re both tired.

I had to do a few chores so of course I turned on some music”Clutch”, “Big Wreck”, & “Genesis”.

Do you have any highly anticipated releases coming your way in June? I have 2 but they’re not on this list.

http://loudwire.com/vote-most-anticipated-new-release-june-2016/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” turns 50. What does Brian Wilson have say about it 50 years later?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/brian-wilson-entrances-bristol-on-eve-of-pet-sounds-50th-anniversary-20160516

New Coldplay single

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-coldplay-walk-among-clouds-in-up-up-video-20160516

Haven’t seen it yet. I record it, when Kim get home from work we watch it together.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-christina-aguilera-sing-rihanna-adele-on-ellen-20160516

Video inside the link^^^Ellen Degeneres & Christina Aguilera.

I guess Slipknot is in the studio. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-corey-taylor-tease-slipknots-sixth-lp-give-mask-wearing-advice-20160516

New band alert, debut album should be released in August. “Blossoms”. Not for me, maybe for you or someone you know.

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/93592?utm_campaign=nme-daily-16th-may-16-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I guess this a decent line up for a festival? A little bit hit & miss. All in all it’s pretty solid.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-alice-in-chains-headline-inaugural-houston-open-air-festival/

He said it, it’s over, forget about it, & keep any negative opinions to yourself. Not everyone likes to hear one celebrity bash another publically. Read it if you want to or listen to the audio.

http://loudwire.com/nikki-sixx-gene-simmons-prince-death-comments-no-longer-my-hero/

Pearl Jam released the album “Binaural” on this day in 2000

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres