WEEKEND UPDATE

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Quiet weekend here, Kim’s back from her trip to B.C. this weekend.  I really missed her.  Brewster & I got to hang out.  Kim made food to keep in the fridge for me a lasagna & some fish.  I ended up hanging out at my parents place for 2 of the 4 days.  I ended up not eating here much, more so at my parents place.  I missed Kim so much!  Brewster was thrilled to see her too.

 

13 years ago Friday “Iron Maiden” released the album “Dance of Death”

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-dance-of-death-anniversary/

 

In 1992 on September 9th “Pearl Jam” played “Jeremy” at the MTV awards.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Yay, but it’s on HBO.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/breaking-bad-creator-teams-with-hbo-for-jonestown-series-w438953

 

Article/review of the new Devin Townsend Project album

http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-project-transcendence-album-review/

 

Sixx AM release teaser for their new album.  Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-teaser-prayers-for-the-blessed-vol-2/

 

Article/review of the upcoming Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://rockrevoltmagazine.com/album-review-alter-bridge-the-last-hero/

 

I’d be purchasing vinyl as well, if I had room for a collection?  According to my father, sales for CD players are declining steadily & record player sales are climbing upwards!  He works in the business designing home theaters & much more.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/new-turntables-to-fit-any-budget-w437642

 

There’s a group from New York called “Highly Suspect” who are releasing their 2nd album which is on iTunes for preorder as of Friday…………….but only in the USA.  I checked immediately on iTunes!  Not there.  On American iTunes, yes it’s there.  It asked me to make an American iTunes account, that ain’t happening……………………ever.  I got their first album on iTunes (Canadian).  Take my money?  I don’t agree with streaming sites, just like I no longer have a subscription to “Guitar World” magazine.  I download my music on iTunes.  I’m very leery about signing up for an American iTunes account, it’s likely illegal & will likely screw up our Canadian iTunes.

 

I had a completely different issue that they helped me with immediately by calling me 2 seconds after they got my request for a phone call!  The customer support is fantastic, the point of sale service could improve vastly………………could also be that I’m all thumbs when it comes to technology.

 

The Agonist shared it…..

 

Punk band NOFX release

http://loudwire.com/nofx-pharmaceuticals-oxy-moronic-music-video-north-american-tour/

 

Significant timing by Slayer!

http://loudwire.com/slayer-god-hates-us-all-album-anniversary/

 

Former vocalist, Zach De La Rocha, of Rage Against The Machine gives timeline for 2017 solo release!

http://loudwire.com/zack-de-la-rocha-solo-album-2017/

 

Billy Corgan aka Mr. Smashing Pumpkins news

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-solo-album-hints-classic-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-video-update/

 

I don’t listen to country music much, other than The Dixie Chicks & a few other songs.  My knowledge of rap/hip-hop is almost nothing.  If I was going to listen to rap I’d listen to “Run-DMC”

 

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CANADIAN MUSICAL ICONS

I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” 2 or 3 times, then “Tremonti” the album “Cauterize”

I exercised to “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” their “Greatest Hits” I added a few song to it that I had on CD by Tom Petty.

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No I haven’t listened to “Stitched Up Heart” the debut album “Never Alone” a dozen times, only 10 times since I went to bed Thursday evening, I do quite enjoy it though & recommend it to those who like heavy music, it’s right on the line between metal & rock. It has both types of songs & a healthy mix of the 2 in most songs. This single is a good example of what to expect from the album…

I like this current trend of female vocalists fronting heavier bands, I hope this continues.

I felt a little more patriotic this weekend as I listened to The Tragically Hip more. I only own 4 of their CDs. Their final concert will air on CBC on August 20th . For those who don’t know, the singer, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer. The Tragically Hip are Canada’s crown jewel. I’m not sure of their success outside of Canada? Most people in Canada will know their name if mentioned, few may not enjoy their music but will know the name! I’m a very casual fan, I like them but I don’t go bananas when I hear of a new album or tour. Like I said I only own 4 of their 20-30 albums on CD. It will be sad to see them pack it in knowing they wont be back. They are VERY representative of Canada, & what it means to be Canadian!

When they release a single from a new album, there’s a good chance it will at least reach the top 10 on the Canadian rock charts! The Tragically Hip are mostly my generations Canadian musical icons, there are others out there!

I got up today & really didn’t feel up to anything. I did get up around 7:00 am while Kim was rushing out the door for work. I didn’t feel like exercising I watched a little bit more of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers documentary on Netflix, that’s why I listened to their greatest hits album. Apparently producer, Jimmy Iovine (American Idol music producer), recorded with them on their first album “Damn the Torpedoes” was recorded at Sound City, the studio that Dave Grohl recently made a documentary about since that’s the same studio Nirvana recorded “Nevermind” in. This song was written by Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics for Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac & ended up on Tom Petty’s album.

I think that we’re always learning something. You have a computer on you somewhere (your phone) if you really want to, you can learn something “right now”.

Review of the upcoming release by Third Ion.

https://www.welovemetal.com/newsite/wordpress/2016/06/18/wlm-reviews-third-ion-biolith/

July’s most anticipated release? For me it’s hands down Chevelle on this list!

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

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

I didn’t read the entire article. I’d be disappointed if “Milkshakes” weren’t on the menu though.

http://www.nme.com/news/kelis–2/94343?utm_campaign=nme-daily-20th-jun-20-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Finally the artists speak out against www.youtube.com ! I knew this would come up sooner or later.

http://www.nme.com/news/taylor-swift/94351?utm_campaign=nme-daily-20th-jun-20-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

News like this is just terrible. Very similar to the Lamb of God documentary/situation in 2012.

http://loudwire.com/nofx-fan-dies-head-injury-copenhagen-show-band-pays-tribute/

I still can’t get enough of this song!

Article with drummer, Chad Smith, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chad-smith-on-writing-new-rhcp-lp-from-thin-air-befriending-will-ferrell-20160620

All I need from Radiohead are the first three albums, 2 & 3 are my favourites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/radiohead-a-complete-album-guide-20160620

Pablo Honey”

The Bends”

OK Computer”

I’m SO sick of this ridiculous Presidential campaign, mainly Trump. Vote already & leave Canada out of this!

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CANADIANS ARE VERY PROUD PEOPLE!

Not much of a workout today 10-15 minutes of yoga & more stretching. Muscles are “on the mend”

 

Canadians are very proud. I can’t remember which show but the show name dropped “Canada” then later on “Saskatchewan” & both times I thought “COOL”! That’s pretty much every Canadians reaction. No, we don’t live in igloos, yes on our waffles or pancakes most of us prefer real Maple Syrup, we don’t know Santa personally (just some of his helpers in the malls), Canadian bacon is just ham (we eat normal bacon strips), Coors Light is just a fancy way of saying “I’ll have some over priced, fancy water”, normal Canadian beer is 5%-6% alcohol, lots of Canadians like hockey, there’s more to the country than Montreal, Toronto, Calgary & Vancouver, Toronto has multiple sport franchises, we don’t say “Eh” or “aboot”, Canadians add a “u” to words that my spell checker has to learn about, etc. If you’re not Canadian watch this movie if possible…..

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/movie/being-canadian/id985374292

 

Kim was baby sitting Thursday night for Corey & Jolene McDonald. Trevor Redler came over to watch the highlights from the 1992 & 1993word series’ on DVD that I got for Christmas! We had both forgotten so much. We were even nervous at times then I realized “Ah, I know how this ends”.

Megadeth play the title track from their upcoming album

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-title-track-dystopia-album/

 

Interview with Mark Tremonti

 

Halestorm true confessions on the road

 

Muse trailer for 2016 world tour. I go back & listen to the album “Black Holes & Revelations” from 2006.

 

I don’t think Phil Collins needs to reissue anything. You either like it already or hate it. Yes, I like Phil Collins.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/phil-collins-details-hello-i-must-be-going-dance-into-the-light-reissues-20160107

 

Singer “Fat Mike” of NOFX, get’s married on New Year’s eve. A punk band that is far to heavy for me.

http://loudwire.com/nofx-fat-mike-gets-married-new-years-eve/

 

I wasn’t even aware she had passed?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/natalie-coles-family-reveals-singers-cause-of-death-20160108

 

If you’re following Alter Bridge on social media there is a TON of buzz about their 5th studio album. Yes, the 4 of them are together writing in Florida. Their follow up to the “Fortress” album. Mark Tremonti is still planning to release his 3rd solo album at the end of April. He recorded 2 albums last in the studio. “Cauterize” & the album to be released. Alter Bridge should be finished recording by the end of April, then Tremonti will hit the road for a tour on the 3rd solo album. Great music but seriously, dude, take a break!

 

Making a Murderer” on Netflix, I’m about half way through the series, but it’s worthy of binge watching!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/the-white-house-respond-after-100-000-sign-making-/396726?utm_campaign=nme-daily-8th-jan-08-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE!!! REAL STORY/DOCUMENTARY

 

Fans want director George Lucas back for the Star Wars franchise.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-star-wars-fans-launch-petition-to-bring-george-lu/396688?utm_campaign=nme-daily-8th-jan-08-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Lip Sync Battle. I watched it for a laugh this morning. It was very good. Mr. & Mrs. Tatum against each other.

Beyonce & Paula Abdul made a cameo

 

How fans want to pay tribute to Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-fans-petition-rename-jack-coke-lemmy-late-musician-featured-milk-ad/

 

A TON of Alter Bridge chat on Facebook. All of this hype but when I say Alter Bridge, the common response is “WHO?”

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-offer-fan-incentives-start-work-fifth-studio-album/

First single from their first album “One Day Remains” released in 2004. This song was all over Regina’s rock radio station.

 

Yeah, but who needs Ian Thornley in their group? EVERYONE?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BASVetXTF7w/

 

Angel from Hell” I watched the first 4 minutes & thought it was a little campy, I continued watching & thought it was pretty good! I have HUGE expectations for “Fuller House” on Netflix, we’ll see.

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres