WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BARSTOOL PROPHETS

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

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger”

I exercised to “A Perfect Circle” the new album “Eat the Elephant”

Breakfast I listened to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Who You Selling For?”

Weekly exercise total; 1200 pushup, 800 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 400 squats, 300 tricep pushups, & 200 back flexes.

WOW I need to shower.  This is what happens when you get your butt out of the comfy bed & just get moving.  I’m really trying to cut down on my rest time between sets.

I added quite a bit of sets/numbers per set.  Almost more than I can handle, but I did them!  240 pushups a day, 160 leg lifts a day, & 80 squats a day & the regular amount of other stuff.  I get so tired after though.  I hope that means I’m doing something right!

I get it if you can’t do that other stuff is & should be prioritized to suit your life.  I don’t have a paid job or kids.  Right there my life is different.  Before all of this cancer nonsense hit me, I never bothered to exercise.  Now I like it & it’s very necessary that I do it.

I was lazy on Monday & Tuesday, I slept in until 9:00 am both days.  I much prefer getting up at 7:30 am or at least by 8:30 am & getting all of it out of the way.  Kim always wakes me up, I have a tendency lately to roll over & stay in the comfy bed.

This extra exercise takes me longer than what I was doing.  Now it’s a solid 2.5 hours or 3 hours.  I know it will get easier, but right now I think to myself “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING YOU IDIOT?????????????????”

 

BARSTOOL PROPHETS

This album is on iTunes if you’re interested.  It was released in 1995 & I somehow got it, likely on Columbia House or BMG.  There is a 2nd album called “Last of the Big Game Hunters”, I can’t find it anywhere now.  I really wanted to go to the show when they were touring for the 2nd album, but it was in a bar & I was underage.  The album I have is titled “Crank”.  I think most of the songs from the 2nd album are on www.youtube.com.  I saw a few there but didn’t really search them all out.  These guys are from Ontario, Canada.  I don’t know much about them but I really like this album………

THIS IS THE SONG THAT HOOKED ME!!!  The video for this song was on Much Music a bit.  Creepy lyrics but I assure you Kim’s OK.

There are quite a few songs from their 2nd album “Last of the Big Game Hunters” on www.youtube.com.  We’ll discover this album together!

I may have to look this up on www.amazon.ca  $58 for a new copy?!?!!?!!  Nope!  Maybe a used copy for $16?

I can’t wait for this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Long article with singer, Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer.

https://uproxx.com/music/maynard-james-keenan-interview-a-perfect-circle/8/

 

YAY!  The movie “Labyrinth” will be back in theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/jim-hensons-labyrinth-returning-to-theaters-w519250

 

What happens at a Foo Fighters show on stage, explained by guitarist Chris Shiflett

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/foo-fighters-chris-shiflett-on-bands-unpredictable-tour-w519216

 

Concept albums must be tricky to write.  One subject throughout the entire album can get boring like the “Muse” album “Drones” which has all but lost my attention.  “Our Lady Peace” made a concept album “Spiritual Machines”.  I didn’t read the book in question, they made the album interesting enough for me to listen to it, & I was much younger.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-concept-albums/

 

So MLB decided to not show the Blue Jay game on Wednesday, a Facebook only game, WHY?  Doesn’t the MLB or Rogers Communications want our money?  There are no more sellouts at the Rogers Center (Sky Dome), at the moment 20,000 tickets per game seems to be the norm now, last year it would usually be near a sellout 42,000 – 45,000 was almost a guarantee for every game.  Put the game on everything, not just the radio show & Facebook, I don’t even have Serious XM to listen to radio, or radio of any kind.  Worst part is the highlights made it look like the Jays put on a home run show scoring 15 runs on Wednesday to sweep the 3 game series.

Rookie Teoscar Hernandez was called up from the AAA team last week.  On Wednesday he hit a 2 run home run & a 2 run triple.  Please don’t do this again MLB?  I’m not about to watch a game on Facebook!  Not EVERYONE is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or whatever else there is.  I’m on Facebook & mostly email.  All of this social media (Facebook anyways) needs the user to have an email account.  Maybe put it on the Jays website?  I didn’t even know I could watch it on Facebook until the game was over.  Maybe the analysts should have mentioned that the day before?

I love the new Pentatonix album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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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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WEEKEND UPDATE/GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”

So far this year I’m 4/5 out of the albums purchased!  “Corrosion of Conformity” was very forgettable, very fast.  Somethings still a bit wonky with iTunes, so no more preorders from me.  See if that finally fixes things?

Thursday evening I watched the Toronto Blue Jays home/season opener with another Chris.  The other Chris & Trevor couldn’t make it.  Good thing after watching the Blue Jays pickup right where they left off last year with a 6-1 losing effort.

$20,000,000 short-stop will be on the 60 day disabled list, he hasn’t played since July 7th.  Also the $23,000,000 third baseman can’t throw to first base.  He can hit, I don’t see him playing 3B until sometime next week.  Time to see all of that depth they acquired in the offseason!

Slept in on Friday, Kim was up early to pick up Hannah & go shopping with her.  I was folding laundry when they came home the 3 of us had a picnic inside.  Yogurt, apple slices, Panini split 3 ways, a 1/6 of a cookie each, & a little candy that Hannah brought for us all.  Hannah says we can save the other half of the cookie later.

Saturday was a busy day for us.  Lunch with Corey, Jolene, Hannah, & extended family from out of town.  HUGE Easter meal, ham, potato salad, 2 broccoli salads, perogies, cabbage rolls, peas, bread, cookies, & 2 pies, apple & cherry.

We were home by 5:50 or so.  Mitch & Rachel came by for BBQ steak, broccoli salad, & garlic bread.  Sat around & visited for a while.  Kim went to bed & I stayed up to watch the Blue Jays win in grand fashion.

3 stolen bases by 1 player in the 8th inning to make it 5 – 3 for the Jays.  That hasn’t happened since 1947 or 1941, I can’t remember what they said.  Nobody has stolen home plate for the Blue Jays since 2007.

I watched it late Saturday night, Kim & Brewster were in bed.  I was so happy & couldn’t make a sound.  The Blue Jays won the game 5 – 3.  That made their record 1W – 2L.  New York has 5 very capable homerun hitters.  6’7” Aaron Judge hit 52 HR while winning rookie of the year, Stanton was in Miami & hit 59 HR.  Then there’s Sanchez, Gregorious, & currently injured 1B Jeff Bird who all 3 collectively likely made another 110 HR.  They’re just scary to watch.

This is how they won the 4th game.

After 4 games (12 hours) of baseball against the N.Y. Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays are 2W – 2L.  That’s all I expected of them.  Better than last year but they won’t make it to the World Series.  All of that being said 4 games is a very small sample for a 162 game season.  Last year they got off to a 2W-12L start.

Kim & I watched “Star Wars: Episode 8 The Last Jedi” on blu-ray Sunday night.  I’m glad I saw it in the theater!  Our blu-ray was skipping, freezing & the audio dropped out a bit during the last 15 minutes of the movie.  We’ll exchange it pretty quick.  I just took it out of the package to watch it last night.  I’m the one that will watch a movie more than a few times.  I’m pretty sure I watched “Deadpool” at least 15 times or so?

 

GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

I slowly got into Led Zeppelin in 1998 & 1999.  I had a 3 disc box set only at the time.  When Corey started SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Arts & Science Technology) in December of 2001(?) he was really big on Led Zeppelin then.  I started buying their CDs.  I only have a few, but most of them came from Corey’s CDs.  I learned some simple songs on guitar, but there aren’t many easy songs to play.

What does “Greta Van Fleet” have to do with this?  Close your eyes & just listen, you’d swear it is Led Zeppelin.  They’re quite young actually ranging from 18-21 years of age.

Here some of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs followed by 2 or 3 Greta Van Fleet songs…

Here are 3 songs from Greta Van Fleet’s 2nd, 8 song album “From the Fires”.

I can’t blame the singer for sounding like a carbon copy of Robert Plant.  The bassist & drummer aren’t anywhere near the talent of John Paul Jones & John Bonham.  The guitarist I’d say is trying to sound like the 2nd coming of Jimmy Page.  They’re good at what they do, but Led Zeppelin did this first.

 

I don’t blame him at all.  Jonny Depp states that actors should not become musicians.  Then you see all of this news that he’s now playing guitar in “Hollywood Vampires” with Joe Perry of Aerosmith.  I was all like “WHAAAAA…..?”

http://loudwire.com/robert-deleo-bows-out-hollywood-vampires-touring-failure-light-the-torch-more/

 

10 must see movies of April 2018

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/10-best-movies-to-see-in-april-avengers-infinity-war-w518464

 

20 things you might not know about Nirvana’s album “Nevermind”

http://loudwire.com/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-nirvana-nevermind/

 

10 best “Alice in Chains” riffs according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/top-jerry-cantrell-alice-in-chains-riffs/

My favourite Alice in Chains SONG not RIFF.

 

Pretty sure I won’t be seeing this sequel.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/03/bill-ted-sequel-is-closer-than-ever/

 

2nd song on the Tremonti album out in June

 

“I don’t like real instruments in my music”, WHAT!?!?  Are you listening to a trash compactor?

 

11 best stoner rock & metal albums according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/

I do like this Kyuss album in the list!

 

Myles Kennedy plays wikipedia fact or fiction.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-plays-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

10 inspirational metal songs for your darkest days.  There was a study that showed metal music as a calming agent when in a rough patch looking clarification or dealing with a stressful time?  I’m guessing everyone gets comfort from different places?

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

http://loudwire.com/10-inspirational-metal-songs/

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/RADIOHEAD

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I fell asleep to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Stone Temple Pilots (2018)”, followed by “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger”

Friday is release day, so I get my albums at midnight eastern time, one bonus to daylight savings time!

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

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

Exercise weekly total; 1000 pushups, 700 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 300 tricep pushups, 300 squats, 200 back flexes.

I don’t think of myself as disabled.  Waking up in the middle of the night to pee has become a normal thing since I drink so much water every day. I wake up, I immediately get moving, I get in my wheelchair, roll to our en suite bathroom, get out of my wheelchair & sit down to pee.  No big deal.

I like to get up by 8:00 am at the latest & get my exercises done first thing in the morning.  For me I prefer quality over quantity.  Everything is pretty good for me right now.  I’ll be doing this total next week.  The week after, who knows?

Out of all of the exercises I do, back flexes & leg lifts are by far the most difficult.  Leg lift amount I don’t see moving anytime soon.  Things don’t increase to an astronomical amount ever.  If I think I should raise anything I usually add 5 to each set I do of that exercise.  If it’s still difficult, the number won’t move.  I can see both types of pushups going up slightly.  Hopefully the squats eventually also.

If I don’t do some type of exercise during a week day, it feels like a wasted day to me.  If I hit my goal for the total at the end of the week, I’m happy with that.  I know that eventually, I can do more!

 

I had 2 shares of the Wednesday post, HUGE difference!  Any help is greatly appreciated!  Spread the word please?

Yes, this is pre-written & now I have some stuff to do around the house.  I’ll be back but it might be a while?

 

RADIOHEAD

Radiohead made 1 OK album followed by 2 masterpiece albums, then noise from then on beginning with the album “Kid A” & have since continued to make very bleak albums with 0 sense of a time signature or melody.  The singer (Thom Yorke) has a fantastic voice but prefers to warble into the microphone now.  Each album is pretty much a guitar player strumming one string & playing with his effect pedals.  During the first 3 albums, they were on my bucket list to see live, but not anymore.  Foo Fighters were on tour with Radiohead & got to watch Radiohead create their masterpiece “OK Computer” the album Rolling Stone Magazine claimed to be the best album ever recorded.  It’s a great album, but that seems like an overstatement to me?  I’ve heard that Radiohead were never fans of their song “Creep”, the distorted guitar that comes in just before the chorus was the guitar player striking his guitar in rage, not sure if that’s true though?  Anyways here are 2 songs from the first 3 albums & one from a future album…………………….

Myself & my friend continued to load up my “Radiohead” CD collection, why I don’t know?

 

Really good & interesting interview with Alice Cooper regarding Religion & Marilyn Manson

http://loudwire.com/alice-cooper-evil-bands-religious-talks-marilyn-manson/

 

I haven’t watched the “Justice League” yet, I got it on blu-ray to watch it this weekend.  What I find odd is that this ruined the movie for them?  I guess people just really enjoy complaining.

 

Top 10 Black Sabbath songs, according to loudwire

http://loudwire.com/best-black-sabbath-songs/

 

Opeth albums ranked by loudwire

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

 

Spring training for baseball is drawing to a close.  Regular season games start Thursday, March 29.  What would really impress me is if the Toronto Blue Jays could move Troy Tulowitzki & his remaining $60,000,000 contract ($20,000,000 a year)!!!  He’s great defensively but his offense is nowhere close to what it used to be.  There seems to be a back load of AAA players ready to take over his spot (short stop).  They’re cheaper, younger, good infielders, faster, & they can hit.  Tulowitzki won’t even play until the end of April.  Big contracts are hard to move, I get that.  What might be more realistic is give him $30,000,000 – $35,000,000 next year, buy out his contract & cut him loose.  He hasn’t touched a baseball field in a game since May or June of last year.  So the Jays are paying him $20,000,000 to be a “cheerleader”?

 

St. Patty’s day tomorrow.  Get your dark Guiness beer or other beer to colour green & say “Thank you” to the Irish!

 

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DISABLED, A BIT I GUESS?

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” his only solo album “Year of the Tiger” followed by “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Who you Selling for?”

I exercised to nothing, I forgot to get the remote down.

For breakfast coming up I will be listening to “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

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

 

OK so I’m physically disabled, that doesn’t mean I can’t do anything.  I can stand for a long time as long as I have something solid to hold onto.  I cleaned our main bathroom, mirror, sink, & toilet.  I can stand up with the pedestal sink to get the entire mirror clean.  When I stand up in the living room I have a transfer pole.  I stand there & just stretch.  Even with one hand on it & I can touch our 8 foot ceiling.  In the kitchen I can use the stove top & cook my fish in the oven.

Kim goes to work Monday-Friday, knowing I can spend 8 hours in our condo & be just fine.  I have phone numbers to call if I need something.  I think I’ve called for help once because we were out of toilet paper!  Nothing life threatening I just didn’t want to sacrifice my socks!

Knock on wood, I haven’t fallen lately & I haven’t hurt myself in doing so thus far.  I likely won’t be able to walk without a walker, but we’ll see about that?  Maybe I’ll be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life?  There’s always that possibility.

I guess what I’m saying is I can do things, some just aren’t as fast as able bodied people do.  Nobody really knows what I can or can’t do, not even Kim.  That’s not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings but even I sometimes take on something pretty much impossible & surprise myself or be disappointed that I can’t do it.  If it’s the latter I’ll look at it from a different perspective the next time.  There’s nothing wrong with trying something in a different way, as long as no one gets hurt.

 

THE 90s WERE GOOD & TERRIBLE AT THE SAME TIME FOR ME

Here’s some of the BAD that I would hear at the hotel 3 or more times a shift, music playing at, at least 3 events……

Those songs got old for me fast!  The following songs were instant hits for me & were never played during any events at the hotel I worked at in Banquets.

 

Or just Jägermeister on the rocks, at least that’s how I drink it?

http://loudwire.com/jagermeister-big-4-metal-cocktail-recipes/

 

Yep, rock is no longer cool.  Now everybody wants pop music at the box social or whatever the kids call it these days!

 

New Pearl Jam song!!!!!

 

Mark Tremonti’s Facebook status.  Wow, that was really fast!

“Mixing is officially done! Off to mastering….A Dying Machine”

 

Day light savings time was created for WWI.  Do we really need it now?  I don’t think so.  At least in Saskatchewan we don’t do it, it’s always the same time here!

 

The last concert I went to in 2017.  Easily the best Barenaked Ladies show I’ve ever seen.  I don’t think I’ve missed a show in Regina since 1992.  I even saw a show while I was in my rehabilitation program!

 

 

The Blue Jays seem to be barking up the same tree as last year.  They’re trying to make a starting pitcher out of Joe Biagini.  All of the fans saw this experiment crash & burn last year, Biagini was 3W-11L as a starter last year.  On Sunday he gave up 5 runs & couldn’t get out of the 2nd inning.  He’s great in the bullpen though as a reliever!  $20,000,000 short-stop might be healthy near the end of April.  Regular season starts on Thursday, March 29th.  I don’t think this will be a pretty year?

This happened to him last year in May or June?  I have not seen him on a baseball field since.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/MYLES KENNEDY (ALTER BRIDGE SINGER)

 

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

Like I said we didn’t do much on Friday evening.  At the age of 38 that’s pretty common for us.  We sat on the couch & rented “Lady Bird” from iTunes.  “Dave Matthews Band” song “Crash Into Me” was in it a few times, forgot how much I enjoy “DMB”.  The movie was OK, might have been better if I hadn’t heard so much buzz about it?

The kids seem to be outplaying the veterans.  2019 & 2020 are the last 2 years of the $20,000,000 a year contract for Troy Tulowitzki.  I’d like to pay out his contract for $30,000,000 next year just to go away.  There’s already 4 younger/cheaper players in the minor league system waiting to take over at Short-Stop.  They play again today on TV, next Saturday, 2 more spring training games in Montreal, then a 4 game series against the New York Yankees in Toronto to open the season.  They’re playing many other games before the regular season starts, these are just the televised games.

Saturday, Kim went grocery shopping since I was watching pre-season baseball.  Instead of groceries, she came back with 4 blu-rays I had asked for to use my birthday money on & order through www.amazon.ca!  We ended up watching “Thor: Ragnarok” easily the best “Thor” movie of the 3 for me.

Watched the movie & we were in bed between 9:30 & 10:00 pm

Got up today watched “Saturday Night Live” & “Tanked”, then off to visit some friends, yes, I was wearing shorts as usual.  Picked up Brewster, grabbed some groceries & Kim’s BBQing steaks for supper!

 

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/parkland-florida-school-shooting-gun-control-debate-nra-washington-w517618  I hope so!

The American government wants to make schools safe.  Florida has already changed it’s gun laws.  That’s great that the kids are changing things in schools.  What happens if you’re at a concert, movie, mall, or anywhere else?  America has had mass shootings at all of these locations.  A shooting could happen anywhere?  I hope what they’ve done in Florida becomes a Federal law?

So they’re having issues with the “Alexa” device from Amazon?  Who saw that coming?  Everyone!  New technology not working properly.  Biggest complaint was that it laughs maniacally at random or just stops responding.

Do we really need a device like this?

What about A.I. robots?

Makes the movie “Weird Science” not look so weird!

Guess what?  Nobody worried about this stuff in the 1980s!

Most fans have nothing but praise for “Alter Bridge’s” second album “Blackbird”.  I’m a big fan of “Alter Bridge” but that album is my least favourite of their 5 studio albums.

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-albums-ranked/

I’m still dealing with the same issue from Apple/iTunes, dad said he’d try something different for me (wiring stuff for me).  An issue a lot of people would scoff at but it’s causing me WAY to much stress & frustration, heck it started sometime in October.  I surrender (sort of).  Some albums load the songs, some don’t, & some albums load the songs but they’re out of order.  All of this is very random.  If it doesn’t work over the stereo, it’s fine on my iPod or computer!  It’s weird & my TV freezes when you first use the Apple TV.  4 or 5 months is ridiculous & the guy that was helping me with this at first, no longer calls me & doesn’t return my calls or emails!?

 

Myles Kennedy.

He just released his solo album first solo album.  If you’re expecting it to be a hard rock album, keep looking.  10 songs that are acoustic.  He had an album of hard rock songs & left it for possible “Alter Bridge” albums or something different later.  This guy could sing the old phone books & I’d go to a show of his, Alter Bridge, or his first group “The Mayfield Four”.  I saw “The Mayfield Four” once.  They were in Regina & they opened for “The Watchmen”, & headliner “Big Wreck” in 1999 or 2000.  He also sang inaudible backing vocals on “Big Wreck’s” 2nd album.  His solo album is titled “Year of the Tiger”, his father died in 1974 which was the “Year of the Tiger.  Here’s a bit of his other projects & his solo album…

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MY FIRST “HEAVY” BAND/TECHNOLOGY

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Ascendancy”

I exercised to “Better Than Ezra” the album “Deluxe”

What the heck is this?  “Alexa, I’m too lazy to pull my cell phone out of my pocket to do anything, so here’s 6 things I need you to do for me.”  A few weeks back I saw a news report regarding Alexa/Echo “Turn on my TV, order me a pizza, etc.”

So were all just going to get fat & rely on robots to do everything for us?  I saw a story on one of the late night talk shows I watch about a sex robot.  It has different settings to put it to, & one is “kill”.  $15,000 to have a robot kill you?  If I worked as a police officer & went to that call, I’d laugh hysterically!  “This person paid $15,000 to have a robot kill them”!  Hahahahahahaha!

I don’t have a cell phone or any other type of mobile device as a personal choice.  There was a mother complaining about the ban on cell phones at live concerts.  “What if my babysitter is having a rough time with my kid?”  I replied “What did people do before cell phones if they went out?”  Did everybody stay home to watch the kids?

Cell phones, desktop computers, mobile devices, big TVs, email, & social media.  I’m good with that!  We have 2 TVs, I have a computer, Kim has a cell phone, computer, & an iPad.  That’s fine with me.  All of this is fine with me as long as it doesn’t affect me.  Alexa?  I’m not getting that for as long as possible, just like a cell phone or a mobile device.  Didn’t grow up with any of these gadgets & there’s a lot of them I don’t need.  “How do you live without a cell phone?”  Easily I have a landline cordless phone & it makes phone CALLS.  “How do you remember what you have to do on a certain day?”  I have paper & a pen to write stuff down!  I don’t need a ton of this stuff, & I just don’t want it.  If you do, that’s OK with me.

I don’t need a phone with me, why?  I’m always with someone if I’m out, they have a cell phone.  Me having one would be redundant.  All I ask is this.  If you’re at a concert, using your cell phone, please consider that we all paid a similar price to be there, & not all of us want to watch it through your 6” cell phone screen.

I saw “Big Wreck” in February.  Before anyone came on stage there was an announcement over the P.A.  “Please turn off any recording device or cell phone during the show”.  It was enforced by security as well!  All I could think was “YES!”

How could America stop Russia from meddling with the mid-term election?  Paper ballots.

 

I MOTHER EARTH

I really wasn’t into “grunge” right away, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” came out in ’91, I was 11 at the time & I wasn’t raised on any type of rock other than “Dire Straits” from dad.  I remember way back when in ’96 that members of U2 & Tool were spotted at their shows in Ontario.  I saw them twice in the ‘90s.  Once in ’96 in Saskatoon & once in Regina.  1996 was the release of their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish”.  My family & Jan Wagner from high school all piled into our car & stayed in a hotel overnight.  Mitch really wanted to go to the show but wasn’t allowed to for some reason?  Jan & I went to the show at the hockey arena in Saskatoon.  Mitch & I both loved/love that album.  He was ticked that he couldn’t come to the show.

They released 4 albums in total.  The first 2 with a singer named “Edwin” & 2 more with a singer named “Bryan Byrne”.  Bryan’s voice seems to work well with the first 2 albums as well as the 2 other ones.  I’ve never heard Edwin even attempt the 2 newer albums.  They broke up shortly after the 4th album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, 1 video/single from that album & no tour as far as I know.  Edwin is back & they tour across Canada fairly often & they’ve released 3 singles since getting together.  I still LOVE this band!  I’m guessing it’s because of the weird stuff like a percussionist with a drummer & slap guitar I’ve never heard before, in some of their songs.  Here’s 2 songs from each album of theirs….

New singer “Bryan Byrne” from here on.

Really this is slap guitar!!!  LITTLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!

 

Yes, I’ve preordered Myles Kennedy’s solo album release on Friday (Alter Bridge singer).  I’ve heard it’s all acoustic.  He had an album of hard rock stuff that he scrapped in 2016 & made this acoustic album instead.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-year-of-the-tiger-exclusive-acoustic-performance/

“Year of the Tiger” was 1974, the year his father passed away.

 

“Halestorm’s” Facebook page says March 8th, 2018.  That must be the preorder date for what I hope is a new album?

 

Inside a Foo Fighters’ rehearsal!!  Van Halen’s “Jump” meets John Lennon’s “Imagine”!

A photo of Tool in the studio proves they’re in the studio?  When was the photo taken?  I don’t believe a single word or photo coming from anyone associated with Tool.

http://loudwire.com/tool-in-studio/

 

The Toronto Blue Jays did it finally.  I don’t know him personally & I have nothing against him personally.  They’ve finally sent outfielder Ezekiel Carrera to the minor leagues.  He knew how to bunt, hit for contact, & was fast.  Unfortunately he never learned which base to throw to from the outfield.  I hope he learns what to do properly & that he has a bright future.  Now there are only 5 players fighting to play Left Field for the Jays, it will be mentor, Curtis Granderson age 37,  platooned with one of the remaining 5 players.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/carreras-future-blue-jays-unclear-surprise-designation/

 

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