MY REASON BEHIND THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE & NO STRESS HERE EVER OTHER THAN THE DAYS THAT END IN Y.

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Ghost Reveries”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the latest studio album “The Last Hero”

 

500 pushups, 500 leg lifts, 245 triceps pushups.  I’ve upped the triceps pushups to 45 a day.  I have accidentally done 110- 115 regular pushups a few times, but I won’t add any until it becomes a regularity in my routine.  I might switch it up & throw in some back flexes on the odd day?  When I do my pushups, I don’t do a specific amount of sets, I go full on & do as many as I can (minimum 25) until I can’t do anymore.  I rest, then do the same thing, I repeat that until I hit 100 or more.  It ends up usually around 3 sets.  I’m pretty sure I could do more pushups, if I took more rest periods, maybe I’ll try 130 next week?  Once that’s done, I shower, eat breakfast, then I tend to other stuff that needs to be done here.

At the moment still, I cannot do any squats or more crunches due to my pending back surgery.  I had a disc slip out of place and I’ve had that off & on experience since grade 10.  I twisted the wrong way to borrow a pen, I went home for lunch, bent over to pick up a piece of paper off of my bedroom floor & BOOM I spent the rest of the day on my parents’ kitchen floor.  It has come & gone over the years.

Why was I doing 1,500 crunches a day?  Kevin Hart was on The Ellen Degeneres Show & said he does 1,000 crunches & 500 pushups a day.  I’ve got the time to exercise like crazy & there is/was nothing preventing me from achieving the same thing.  Well I proved that I could reach/exceed the number of crunches & I would like to achieve the number of pushups.  I’ll get to that total but it will take time & persistence.  I didn’t wake up one day and do 1,500 crunches, I built up to that number.  I don’t need anyone to tell me I can’t do something, I want to get better, I don’t want to sit here & feel sorry for myself.

Sure my life is different than most people, but what is “normal”?  Other than a B-Side by Foo Fighters, I couldn’t tell you?  Is your family or household the same as everyone else?  I doubt it, & it shouldn’t be.  Whatever you think is your “freak flag” let it fly.  Show it off & people that care about you will still be there for you.

WOW did that feel like a Yoda moment for anyone else?  Where did that come from?

Lastly, it’s the holiday season.  I’m tired & stressed a little more each day, & I have zero reason for it?  That’s weird & it affects my sleep.  If I can figure out what it is, I’ll be sure to let you know.

 

 

Jimmy Fallon talks to Patton Oswalt as Roy Moore

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-patton-oswalt-as-roy-moore-on-fallon-w513441

 

Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 best albums of the year.  I’ll agree with 2 of them.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/10-best-albums-of-2017-readers-poll-w513196/lorde-melodrama-w513205

 

Everything is politically charged.  I’ve had more than enough of it & I’m not on twitter nor do I own a cell phone.  Why?  Information overload!  Nobody will talk to someone.  “But I missed the emoji, ah my life is over” if you say so?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-nerds-politically-charged-new-1000-video-w513550

 

Is Trump good for the entertainment industry?  No, because he’s everywhere & everyone has heard the same thing about him at least 50 times a day already!  Movies, late night talk shows, sports, music, etc.  I’d love to put something else on here but he is the definition of a “media whore”.  If it’s not a picture of him beside the definition on www.wikipedia.com wait until they update the website.

 

Hahahaha!  James Corden & Kristen Wiig sing the song “Hallelujah”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-kristen-wiig-beautifully-butcher-hallelujah-on-corden-w513555

 

Were they all good albums that 1000s of people know & bought?  I can fart into a microphone so it records, if I sell 1 copy, I’d feel sad for that individual & return their $4.  Quality, not quantity!

 

The thing I want to know is.  Why is it that a guitarist playing a solo on the higher end of the guitar, have to make a weird face as though they’re pinching off a loaf?  Is every solo that difficult or are they making it look hard?

What I personally know is A) I sang & played rhythm guitar, I played a very easy solo when I was asked, I also changed one of my guitar parts when asked.  B) How on earth do you play or sing after consuming alcohol?  I never ever did any type of drug or smoked cigarettes.  Before I was done on stage, I avoided alcohol.  I wasn’t a great singer so there was no reason to make it more difficult.  After we played maybe a beer.  I’d go home, unload my gear, and then relax with a beverage or 3.  People actually paid to hear us play our songs, I’d better make the evening enjoyable, & have a good night.  Any type of entertainer should care about what they’re doing!

I remember our 2nd drummer, who had recorded & played with/for professional musicians saying that the vocalist typically gets 50% of the money.  I thought that was odd & immediately said “We split it evenly, 25% each since there’s 4 of us & I’m the hack”!

 

Surviving Nirvana members reunite at a Foo Fighters show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-surviving-nirvana-members-reunite-at-foo-fighters-show-w513601

 

I guess the Rogers Company still owns the Blue Jays but they are for sale.  A sale of this magnitude will take some time though if it happens.  Starting Pitcher Aaron Sanchez, who went on the disabled list 4 times last year due to a blister forming on his pitching hand, will resume throwing tomorrow.  Has the league changed the baseball?  There were many pitchers across the league that dealt with the same problem.  The players could tell the ball was wound tighter & the seams were lower.  All of this means that if a pitcher wanted to make the ball move, he would have to use more pressure on the ball with his fingers.  If the ball hasn’t changed, I doubt anything from a players stand point or injury will change.  More millionaires sitting around because they have a boo boo on their finger.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/toronto-blue-jays-sale-rogers-rumours-off-season-plans/

Next week all of the MLB general managers begin their Winter Meeting.  They go to Florida & talk about trades or free agent signings & see what they can possibly achieve or what can happen ASAP.  I’m sure there will be many rumours & moves made around Wednesday or so.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/07/trump-to-undergo-routine-physical-and-release-health-report-white-house-says.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104885872&yptr=yahoo

….and the results show he is unfit to serve as President, I hope & nothing serious since he’ll eventually live in a jail cell.

 

 

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I can guarantee a Wednesday & Friday blog post this week, after that maybe 2 – 5 more for the year?

Friday was quiet.  We were going to babysit our friends 4 year old, but Jolene wasn’t feeling well. We stayed up until 11:00 pm & cleared off most of the DVR, except the Christmas stuff I saved for my mother-in-law.

Saturday was full of Christmas shopping online.  Me looking over Kim’s shoulder on her computer.  After I made my veggie juice.  Ran a couple of small errands Saturday evening.

Sunday I’ll be baking some fish for the week & boiling/peeling eggs for the week.  Kim had a work gathering at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm doing crafts at a co – workers house.  I was watching TV & stayed home with Brewster.  Then we were getting ready for the week!

 

 

Well it’s finally done!  Myles Kennedy, the singer from Alter Bridge, is releasing his solo album, “Year of the Tiger” on March 9th 2018.  Between Alter Bridge & singing in Slash’s band, he finally has time to release his solo album.  This album has been in the works since 2009.  Slash is still doing his Guns n’ Roses thing.  Alter Bridge I assume are wrapping up their tour for their album “The Last Hero”

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-album-year-of-the-tiger-2018/

 

Oh, I hope this is true!!!!!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/12/01/report_flynn_prepared_to_testify_trump_told_him_to_contact_russia.html

 

First year that no white male has been nominated for album of the year.

https://www.spin.com/2017/11/grammys-2018-album-of-the-year-no-white-men/

 

Unheard audio of Nirvana acoustic in 1991

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-unearthed-audio-from-nirvanas-1991-acoustic-gig-w513134

 

Blue Jays made a trade Friday night.  Goodbye Goins, I hope you figure out how to hit because you’re an incredible infielder!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/ryan-goins-aledmys-diaz-blue-jays-fortify-middle-infield/

 

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Friday ended for us going to “Chop” for supper with Sherry.  James stayed behind with Brewster.  Very good, yet pricy!  I don’t know where Kim found the money, but her sister came with us & paid for all 3 of us.  Thanks Sherry!

Saturday not great.  A) I called a customer service line.  I spoke with 3 different people + time on hold between each caller.  ½ hour or more on the phone.  The final person can’t help me & says as a sign off “Good luck with that!”  REALLY!  Did you learn that from Trump helping the flood victims in Texas?  He’d help out others & say “Have a great day!”  B) Roughriders lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Fortunately the Toronto Blue Jays actually won, in a game that meant nothing.  Strong rum & Cokes were flowing here after the incredibly stupid call.

I’ve been on the customer service side of things, all you have to do is agree with the customer.  They’re always right, at least that’s what they want to hear.  They’re usually wrong though.  The customer typically has no clue as to what’s happening behind the curtain.  I never lose my cool on a bad customer service representative, if I’ve tried to work with them & still have a problem, I calmly ask to speak with a manager that can help me.  Ranting & raving gets you nowhere, so why bother getting upset?  It’s something that doesn’t make anyone happy.

It’s like road rage.  You’re going to rant & rave while driving me somewhere I didn’t do it, nor can I fix it for you.  Unless you’re going to talk to whoever is driving the other vehicle, I don’t need or want to hear it.

Sunday we got up, found a legal loop hole for my problem & didn’t have to call the customer service line.  All is well!  I’m getting tired of fixing their problems though.  I’d stop using this product but it’s pretty much a monopoly.

“They’ve got us by the short & curlies…”

Made a juice for the week, some laundry to fold & put away.  Once that’s done, couch, baseball or Netflix!

 

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Most anticipated rock/metal albums of 2017

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-justin-timberlake-guest-new-album/#photogallery-1=1

 

Tool, A Perfect Circle, & System of a Down, I’m not holding my breath for this year!

 

New U2 song from their upcoming album.

 

Nothing but Thieves are FANTASTIC!  Their 1st self – titled album & this sophomore album “Broken Machine”

 

I knew another album would pop up!  Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  Out November 17th

 

Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/john-lennon-imagine-20120524

All of them are on the list but not number 1.

 

Got up & put on some Nat “King” Cole

 

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I DON’T WANT TO BE “THE CANCER GUY”

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I fell asleep to “Simon & Garfunkel” the 3rd disc of a 3 disc boxset I own, I really just wanted to relax!

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As much as I’d like to be known as a friend, cousin, son, nephew, grandson, etc.  I’ll be called all of those things ending with “…who had cancer”.  It makes sense though.  I am all of those things “…who had cancer”.  I’m Kim’s only husband, as far as I know.  I’m also Mitch’s only sibling, as far as I know!  I have multiple friends & cousins & my parents have 2 kids.  For friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, my parents or grandparents, “…who had cancer” is probably the easiest way to tell others who I am.  It doesn’t define who I am but it pinpoints who they’re talking about.  In that sense I get it & I’m fine with that.

 

I’m getting a photo/day of a Stone Sour member in the studio.  I know they’re done recording it, time for a preorder or a release date already.

 

Rock stars in drag.  If it was the ‘80s, it doesn’t count.  Dee Snider of ‘Twisted Sister’ does not count.  That was regular show attire for him.

http://loudwire.com/fabulous-rock-stars-in-drag-watch/

 

Who can afford to go to Ed Sheeran in Saskatoon?  $117 for Kim & the same for me, & I bring my own chair????????????????  We’re out???????????????????  $234 plus gas & food??  Nope, I’ve seen him once with terrible sound!

 

I used to be a heavy drinker, now 4 drinks over the weekend is about maximum for me.  I’m older & don’t go out to establishments to drink.  If I do go out, it’s more so to purchase beer to put in the fridge.  I also don’t have a license.  I’m prevented from driving since I only really have one eye to work with.  Going out ends up costing more than necessary as well.  The new drinking & driving laws don’t really affect me much & my wife rarely drinks.

For me, it’s never really been about getting drunk, & less so as I get older.  Getting drunk in your 20s with your friends is one thing but I have more important things to do as I get older.

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/changes-on-tap-as-craft-breweries-respond-to-new-impaired-driving-laws-in-sask-1.3324286#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=CFCBswK

The only reason for me to get drunk is when we’re babysitting for our friends, so I can be “drunk uncle”

 

Josh Gad (Olaf) & Jimmy Fallon “Box of Microphones”

 

Article with guitarist, Mark Tremonti, of Alter Bridge.  I’ve heard you need a 7 string guitar to play anything from the newest release.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/mark_tremonti_why_i_love_alternate_tunings_so_much.html

 

Teens react to Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/teens-confused-linkin-parks-new-pop-direction-react-video/

 

Some fans of music don’t want to hear the same thing regurgitated by the same band…how does that old saying go?  “Variety is the spice of life”, that’s how I look at it anyways.  I know not everyone looks at it that way.  I’m a Linkin Park fan.  I’m not a fanatic, but I’m a fan of their studio stuff, I haven’t listened to their live stuff much though.

“Faint” from their 2nd album released in 2003

“Heavy” to be released later this year

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

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

I’ll warn you, Facebook is quite slow this week.

 

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

 

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REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL SOON!  I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH 3 HOURS OF BASEBALL A DAY!!!!

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I fell asleep to anything & everything you can think of.  I had close to 3 liters of water yesterday.  I think I spent more time peeing in the washroom than I did sleeping in bed.

No, I didn’t hear each entire album.  I’d fall asleep about ½ or3/4 of the way through.  I got up had my 5 day/week breakfast of a hardboiled egg, black coffee, water, & a juice I make of blended fruits & vegetables that looks like baby poop but tastes really good.

I had my breakfast then had to empty the dishwasher & hand wash some dishes.  So I popped on some “Fine Young Cannibals”

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I’m not kidding about the baseball thing.  “Blue Jays in 30” is for when I’m not around a TV.  I know what you’re thinking “Just watch it on a cell phone”.  No!  That totally defies the purpose of owning a large HD TV!

We really didn’t do much of anything but watch the first season (7 45 minute episodes) of Riverdale on Netflix after Hannah went home that morning.  It’s an odd show.  In the Archie comics the characters were very different than I remember.  I think what I wrote on my Facebook timeline suits it very well.

Live action + Archie comic characters + Dateline = Riverdale.  It’s weird but totally sucked me in, then Kim joined the party!  The gangs all there, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Josie & The Pussycats and more.  I guess the Facebook timeline calls it a teen drama.  I guess so Archie’s dad is played by Luke Perry, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210.

My sciatic nerve is holding up fairly well.  I’m hoping to get an appointment this week with my chiropractor?  My message therapist recommended it before my back goes haywire again.

I’ve got a question for anyone out there.  Have you seen the animated movie “Sing”, & how was it?

 

Ed Sheeran tops the weekly charts!  Deservedly so.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheerans-divide-totals-best-sales-week-of-2017-w471763

 

10 best hard rock albums of ‘97

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

Of course I’d choose Foo Fighters, but I’ll have to add a 2nd since they included a Canadian band

Believe it or not Canada Econoline Crush just signed with a new label & are supposedly in the studio!

 

Korn drummer quits to start a different band.

http://loudwire.com/former-korn-drummer-david-silveria-new-band-core-10/

Corn or Korn don’t sit well with me.  Real corn makes me “choke” for some strange reason?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-compare-trumpcare-to-johnny-depp-in-pirates-sequels-w471787

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

 

Oh do I like Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m tired, I hear the couch calling me.  It needs a friend, the love seat must’ve left?  I’d better check on the couch.

 

Now a few songs I’ve played in the past.  I have our set list from the U of R Engineering Beerfest in 2002.  It was a sold out crowd 500 people.  None of us will ever be in front of that many people at once again.  It was fun and that was our goal!

Our lead guitar player, Rydell, sang this & played the solo.  I took over the rest of the guitar.

Yep, I managed to hit these notes.  I still listen to U2.

 

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The Jays looked pretty good Friday!  I sounds like they’re more interested in bringing Dalton Pompey with them to the majors but not 1B Rowdy Tellez, I’m sure we’ll see him randomly throughout the season though.

I had a massage Friday morning.  Helped a bit for a little bit.  We then went for my blood test for my MRI, whenever they can get me in.  MRIs are very frightening to me.  Small & loud!  I had many of them in 2008.  My doctor asked if I was claustrophobic & said he’d prescribe a sedative when I go in, I’m terrified of MRIs.  We watched “The Accountant” Friday night cool show but I don’t need to see it again.

We listened to the new Ed Sheeran album over breakfast Saturday morning.  It was really good.  Over the last 3 years there has been one really good/diverse album.  A rap song, a reggae song, a pop song, a rock song, an acoustic song, etc.  Don’t get too comfortable in your seat, it’s going to leave you in 3-4 minutes.  There was “The Zach Brown Band”, “Ben Harper” & now “Ed Sheeran”.

Nothing too exciting here.  Kin’s going shopping with her sister & I’ll be watching the preseason baseball game……………………………I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible.  If I’m away I record the special “Blue Jays : 30”

 

Top 10 rock & metal riff Lords

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-riff-lords/

I gotta go with James Hetfield in this list.

 

Walk off the Earth shared their new video…..

 

Chris Shiflett, lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, has a solo album coming out!

 

How about you make your own opinion on “Marilyn Manson”?  I have to wash my hair.

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

I agree with Dave Grohl from 2000.

 

I was really hoping “Scientology” wouldn’t disrupt Danny Masterson’s career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/danny-masterson-under-investigation-for-sexual-assaults-w470407

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HILARIOUS SHOW THOUGH

 

Dave Grohl interviewed in February of 2000

 

Deadpool 2 trailer LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-surprise-deadpool-2-scene-that-debuted-before-logan-w470418

 

I’m sure every American Idol contestant wants to be the singer for “Quiet Riot”

http://loudwire.com/quiet-riot-name-american-idol-james-durbin-new-singer/

 

The Best metal album through the years since 1970

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

I’d never consider “Tool” a metal band, they’re just awesome whatever they do!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for real metal I’ll go back to 1990.

 

I don’t just settle on metal, I couldn’t go 24/7 listening to metal.  My favourite albums at the moment are “Big Wreck” & “Ascot Royals”.  I really like the new “In Flames” album as well though.

 

My favourite albums are live albums with orchestra.

 

Yes, I’m more than ready for a Foo Fighters album!  Never soon enough for that!

 

This has always been a cool video to me!

 

Best metal albums of 1987.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘80s metal.

 

How to act while exposing your genitalia to your producer!!!!!

 

Stone Sour’s Facebook page simply says “It’s coming”

 

11 stoner rock or metal albums

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/#photogallery-1=1

 

Article with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge

http://www.metalobsession.net/2017/03/05/a-lot-of-the-stuff-on-this-album-is-very-politically-charged-an-interview-with-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge/

 

I always loved to play these cover songs!  I think I only played them with the first band I was in?

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”, then about ¾ of “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm Und Drang”

Early morning straight out the door for a message & a blood test before my MRI.  Preseason baseball to watch this afternoon.  In other words, I’ll be laying on the couch in a position that is comfortable for my leg with an ice pack on it.

I admit that at most times I was OK being the center of attention in comfortable situations or in a small group of friend.  I’m older now & I look like the loser of a brawl.  I’m OK not being the center of attention now, then I don’t feel as though I have to be “on”.  I still have issues meeting new people looking the way I do, in a wheelchair & with an iPatch.  However, when anyone wants to take a photo of my cousins & I, I’m asked to take off my iPatch & sometimes stand up with someone’s help.  Well I’ve never enjoyed anyone taking my photo to begin with & me without my iPatch, glasses, or wheelchair is just as fake as a poorly done photoshop picture.  How about no photos please.  I don’t look at them or have a camera.  Take photos of whatever you like, just not me please?

Basically what I’m saying is I used to really enjoy going out, now I go out of the house once or twice a week & I’m good, or else I get cabin fever.  I don’t leave the house every morning & drive to work, I get bored very fast.

 

Yep, I bought Ed Sheeran on preorder & got it last night!  I haven’t listened to it yet.  I got the deluxe edition.  It’s a 16 song album & I’d rather give it a more focused listen the first time around.

 

I forgot to mention yesterday that “Queens of the Stone Age” have completed the recording process of their new album also.  I think a new album from “Royal Blood” is almost a guarantee as well, from what I saw on Facebook a few weeks ago?

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

I think one day of not giving any member of Trumps’ office any news or publicity would be hilarious!  They can ban any news source they want, & the entire media can choose whatever they want to report on.  The problem with this is ratings & news articles seriously drop if this is what happens?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-jeff-sessions-must-resign-as-attorney-general-w470060

 

I think I shared this earlier this week?  Here’s “The Pretty Reckless” live on Conan.

http://teamcoco.com/video/the-pretty-reckless-02-28-17?playlist=x%3BeyJ0eXBlIjoidGFnIiwiaWQiOjR9

 

Reissue of the “Singles” movie soundtrack on vinyl here for preorder

https://pearljam.com/shop/music/singles-soundtrack-vinyl-reissue-presale

 

I can’t really handle a lot of “Slipknot”.  They’re not too heavy for me.  I’ve got one of their albums which I’ve only listened to probably 4 times at most.

http://loudwire.com/shawn-clown-crahan-were-off-long-while-beginning-write-some-music-slipknot/

 

I find it odd when a band says “We’re going back to our original sound” like U2 said after releasing the free album to anyone with iTunes.  I don’t think a band should ever make that statement.  They’re setting the bar for their next album.  Hardcore fans will more than likely be disappointed & anyone else that hears the album could sway either way & be disappointed with the next album or the preceding catalogue.  I find that to be a faux pas.  It took “Metallica” a long time for most fans.

 

The Blue Jays have needs that could solve many of their issues staring at them right in the face.  They aren’t planning on using them though because they’re too young.  Their off season plan was to get younger & more left handed.  Rowdy Tellez & Dalton Pompey do both & they’re Blue Jays that came through the Jays minor system.  I wonder why this team hasn’t made it to the World Series since 1993?  Both players are young, left handed.  Tellez fills a void at first base, & Pompey can hit lead off while filling a void in left field, as well as having speed on the bases.  You still have a great bat on the bench with the injured utility player Steve Pearce they got in the off season who only has 100 MLB games under his belt & he’s right handed.  Let the kids play, & I’d drop Upton & Smoak in a trade for another utility player/bat off of the bench in a second.  Smoak has yet to live up to his potential & Upton is on the downside of his career.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/

 

I’ve never heard Liam Gallagher outside of Oasis?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/liam-gallagher-schedules-first-solo-north-american-show-w469988

 

Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” hits 350th week on Billboard’s top 200 chart today

http://loudwire.com/nirvanas-nevermind-350th-week-billboard-200-chart/

 

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Chris

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