WEEKEND UPDATE/THEM CROOKED VULTURES

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Pink”, “Pantera”, “The Struts”, “Obadiah Parker”, “The Watchmen”, & a mix I made of 80s & early 1990s songs “Bobby McFerrin”, & “Fall Out Boy”

 

I stayed up until shortly after 10:00 pm on Friday, watching the Blue Jay game.  I didn’t watch the entire game though.  I watched the game until the 4th inning.  The Jays were winning 9-2 at that point.  I watched the rest of it on Saturday to see them win 10-2.  Way behind on Saturday’s game.  I’ll have to watch Saturday’s game on Sunday.  Busy weekend!

My 2nd cousin who is a year younger than me is in town this weekend from Winnipeg.  Saturday her & her common law husband came over to see our place & stroll over to see a MASSIVE private liquor store in town.  We then went to my parents’ place for supper, Rebellion beer, & a game.  Good to see them REALLY nice people!

On Sunday Kim & her sister were planting their bedding plants.  Kim’s pots for our place & the plants for Sherry’s yard & pots.  Pretty cold outside at +13C.  So I stayed home.  If it was nicer outside, James & I could have done play by play on their deck!

Today Kim made a REALLY good brunch for the 2 of us.  I’ve boiled my eggs for the 4 day week.  I’ll make my veggie juice, then we’ll plunk down on the couch to watch some TV or have a nap!  My vegetable juice is similar to a V8, but with no salt added or any spices other than a chunk of ginger for a bit of kick to it.

 

I’m a Canadian, living in Canada & I’ve been watching WAY TOO much CNN.  I quit watching CNN to 10 minutes over the last 2 weeks & I just don’t care anymore.  I don’t like Trump & I’ve never been a fan of him, EVER!  I realized that he’s not my problem unless I move to America.  Not watching him lie repeatedly REALLY makes me happier & I don’t swear at the TV nearly as much as I used to.  I don’t like him & I never will.  I don’t need to watch every stupid thing he does.  CNN no more.

Will this work?  I would’ve preferred John Hamm, but I guess we’ll see what happens?

I hear that a TON of DC Comic fans really don’t like this move!  Give him a chance, what’s the worst that could happen?  He’ll ruin a movie franchise that’s already just trying to keep it’s head above water?  I prefer the darker DC Comic movies, he’s not guilty of anything, wait & watch.  Trump’s president so anything can happen

Perfect ending to The Big Bang Theory?

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/life/tv/2019/05/17/big-bang-theory-season-finale-song/3700577002/?fbclid=IwAR1qIo5-Nb-Hg3NsMyeLQX28VoqsyeVzZPoeKdz0htMAzpSZvOAAqYqbwVU

“Chevelle” are now done their new album!  A follow up to their album of scraps kicking around (B sides & rarities).  For a handful of 12 songs that weren’t released, it’s a very good album!

Apple/iTunes had better get their act together if they won’t allow CDs or any 3rd party files on their streaming & downloading services.  Last year I bought a live album on CD.  Because it’s not on either service from Apple.  If I’m missing out on albums only available on CD, it’s on Apple.  Even if it’s only on streaming I’ll miss out!  I’ve added many albums that are no longer in print & not on iTunes, when I first started using iTunes.

 

THEM CROOKED VULTURES

This is a “Super Group” I now love.  I love the 3 members in their everyday bands, but this album was somewhat disappointing to me, & it wasn’t over hyped at all.  It just kind of showed up for me.  It was released in 2009 & I was in the hospital completely unaware of it to be fair.  The group is Dave Grohl (Nirvana & Foo Fighters) on drums, Josh Homme on guitar & lead vocals (Queens of the Stone Age), & John Paul Jones on bass (Led Zeppelin).

I listened to this album recently during my exercise.  It finally clicked, it took me a decade, but I really like this album now.  When I bought the CD, I listened to it a few times & forgot about it.  This happens to me quite often.  I’ll buy an album, listen to it about 3 times & forget about it.  Then 2 or more years go by & I’ll listen to it again & I’ll change my mind completely.

Our brother-in-law is a HUGE fan of RUSH.   For a long time since the spring of 2002 he’s been giving me the gears about not liking RUSH.  I listened to some RUSH from the ‘80s on.  I thought the mix was different & Geddy Lee’s voice wasn’t as prominent, I was wrong.  It was that the synthesizer wasn’t used as much & is gone in the later albums.  I now love RUSH from 1985 – whenever they broke up a few years ago.

Same with Metallica.  It took 33 years & the album “Hardwired…………to Self – Destruct” for me to become a fan.

 

2009   THEM CROOKED VULTURES

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/OBADIAH PARKER

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5 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 150 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Thursday.

Let me “Break it down” for you!

3 days of 200 leg lifts, 150 crunches, 150 squats, & 100 back flexes. 1 day of 200 pushups, & 150 tricep lifts.  Then Thursdays are yoga & stretching for a little more than an hour.

I fell asleep to “Puscifer” the album “V is for vagina”

I exercised to “Devin Townsend” the album “Empath”

 

Apparently I won’t be seeing the doctor that tells me to “lose some weight” is not there anymore.  Our brother-in-law works on the servers for the cancer clinic at the Pasqua hospital.  It’s a long story that I haven’t heard as to why that doctor is not there.  I’ll be seeing a new doctor who’s been given my case.

Kim tells me that the reason I’ve had to continue with appointments is that it was because my previous doctor wanted me there.  More info for the story of how the chemo, radiation, & medication helped keep me alive.  I guess this is a double edged sword in some way.

It would be great if they got all of the info regarding what worked to keep me alive & help other patients & doctors with the entire story.  On the other hand I won’t have to deal with someone body shaming me once a year.

The body shaming didn’t bother me at all, I just found it odd & rude.  That was the only doctor that said that to me.  I graduated high school at 185 lbs.  When I went into the hospital I was 265 lbs.  I probably weighed 270 or 280 when I was released & kept eating garbage.  Right now I’m 230 lbs.  If I lose 20 lbs that would be great, any more than that, I’ll look like a bag of bones.

I’m 6’1” with a big frame.  That is the same thing for most of my relatives on my mother’s side of the family.  The majority of my T-Shirts fit me & I feel healthier since doing daily exercise & eating healthier.  I don’t really care how much I weigh as long as I feel good.  Losing 20 more pounds is more of a bonus than a necessity.

 

Trivium’s guess for the release of a new Tool album was WAY off!

https://loudwire.com/trivium-predicted-tool-exact-new-album-release-date/?fbclid=IwAR0NX367cofiVEnNG3u0nBwhl5SmbQsdZZhRGuQcvuYLTnR1BPXu6SM7YjE

I miss “Pantera” too.  I was late to the game.  They were all alive when I got into them through Corey McDonald in SIAST.  They were in different bands at the time though.

I don’t know if rock music needs/wants to be saved?  It’s there, just harder to find.

http://the-radical.com/2019/the-struts-interview/?fbclid=IwAR2ZOpSg2MF5SGFqUj1j_iOKxXhAGSyh1e-plcCQ8cqsbRIGAlhIMJ2s9Zc

REALLY?????????????????????????

https://thehardtimes.net/music/benefit-concert-to-save-guitar-center-features-97-dudes-playing-sweet-child-o-mine/?fbclid=IwAR2ek2mWT9aeE8W80hGsX6EUaN6sYwyB96plGvM0uyeWBH0nFx2WPlZw0Ao

At every home “Saskatchewan Roughriders” game, I hear the song below.  It’s from 1987.  LIVE IN THE NOW PLEASE!

Sorry, Guns n’ Roses aren’t for me.

When you live in Regina, Saskatchewan & have only been to 3 music festivals over 20 years ago.  Not being able to see a festival sucks but it’s the norm in the middle of nowhere.  You’ll be OK Miami.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ultra-music-festival-leaves-miami-833255/?fbclid=IwAR1_vDkhUu7rR8rKgmGQ-rCwQUqITFcGt62gSMmwko9G30l3pebVjoRYZg4

Today “Big Wreck” released only another single.  I was hoping it would be a preorder as well, it wasn’t.  I’m pretty sure they’re busy with the 2nd guitarist’s cancer though.  We’ve got 2 singles from the new album this new one first then the first single below it.  Much heavier than I’ve heard from them!

 

OBADIAH PARKER

Right at the beginning I’ll admit that I know nothing about him.  Acoustic guitar player & singer.  I can tell you after a brief google check that he’s American.  His name is Matt Weddle, Obadiah Parker is his stage name.  I own 3 EPs, 5 songs each.  They’re all cover well known songs.  He has 2 original albums on iTunes, I haven’t heard them yet.  He does have a band but it is very rare to hear them on the EPs……

 

2008   THE TIP JAR VOL.  1

 

2014   THE TIP JAR VOL. 2

 

2016   THE TIP JAR VOL. 3

This EP is very tough to find any videos from.  He does cover this song though…

How long are the Toronto Blue Jays going to continue this “Socrates Brito” experiment going?  He’s one of the worst hitters on bad team.  If a player’s batting average is 0.077, they’re very lucky to be on any roster.  An average of 0.250 is just OK.  Are they keeping him there because he can catch a fly ball?

For me he’s just a guy taking up space when there are 2 minor league players knocking on the door to play right field.  Heck they have 2 capable right fielders now.  Brito plays maybe once a week.  They’re going to trade 2 of their top pitchers, but keep Brito?  I don’t think you’d get anything in return if they traded Brito.  I say just cut him & move on.

 

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Chris

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night we did nothing.  We were both tired.  I got up around 9:00am to pee & figured it was time to get up on Saturday.  Kim was cleaning so I just tried to stay out of her way.  We’re having a sleep over with our friends’ 3 year old.  Kim will be sleeping with someone else again tonight (Saturday night).  She got here at 3:00 pm & immediately went grocery shopping with “Auntie” Kim.  They got home around 4:00 pm and started making burritos.  It’s 5:45 pm & I’ve already had a stern talking to from the 3 year old………………Hahahahaha!  Hannah got up with “Auntie” Kim around 7:00 am and they made brownies.  It was a weekend of painting, stickers, markers, & dancing to the “Trolls” soundtrack.  It’s close to 11:00 am on Sunday.  I see the couch & Netflix in my near future!

 

Thank you Apple music.  We didn’t have to buy we just streamed it.  I got tired just watching Hannah dance before bed & again this morning.  Good thing I still really like this song.  It’s a really good movie to watch as a family too!  We’ve ordered it from amazon already, should be here early this week.

 

I found a new band.  If you like “Paramore” you might like “Blameshift”?  Very similar to me other than “Blameshift” is slightly heavier.

Paramore

Blameshift

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar reflex on the movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on it’s 20th anniversary

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/sarah-michelle-gellar-reflects-on-buffy-20th-anniversary-w471568

 

Who enjoyed the Archie comic books way back in the day?  I sure did, I’d go grocery shopping with my mom & if there was an Archie comic at the till with a new release date & cover, I’d ask if I could have it.  There’s an original Netflix show on now called “Riverdale”, the name of the town where the Archie story takes place.  It has the Archie comic book characters but it looks like it will be a “Dateline” mini-series involving the characters, oddly addictive.  Some of the characters are completely different than they are portrayed in the comic book we watched the first 2 episodes of 6 last night.  Archie is the guy in high school, muscular QB of the football team, & slept with the music teacher in the woods the night/early morning of the shooting & they both heard the shot.  Jughead is not friends with Archie in the beginning.  It’s an interesting show.

 

Not just metal or rock all of the time

 

No I don’t purchase every album I hear, I do purchase a PILE of albums from iTunes though.   Kim has me on a monthly allowance on iTunes though, which is a good thing, or else we’d be on the streets with an iPod full of music.  When my iPod classic bites the bullet, I’m not sold on the replacement of an iPod touch.  128 gigs are enough for now, but I just want an MP3 player my classic 160 gig is more than enough room, I only have 105 of 130 gigs on my iPod.  I don’t want or need the other bells & whistles on my MP3 player.  All of the other stuff is add on so Apple can jack up the price of an iPod.  I just don’t like touch screens, camera or any other nonsense in my pocket.  I hate talking to people through a cell phone that cuts out every 12 seconds.  I’ll never understand the attraction to cell phones either?  If you’re not there, why would I talk to you when I’m out with others?  You had something else going on & couldn’t make or I didn’t invite you since I’m with a different circle of friends.  I’m not trying to be rude, but I don’t want to be connected to the world “24/7”.  I’d like to focus on the activity I’m doing at the moment.

Also I’m never out alone, and think about this.  Even if I was out on my own, a phone wouldn’t help prevent whatever happened, I’d likely use the phone afterwards.  Since I’m never out by myself, why do I need a phone when EVERYBODY else has one?  I have no plans to get a phone anytime soon.  If you’ve got one, great, I hope you enjoy it!  I’m holding out for the iPhone 74, and it won’t have anything on it, I’ll block my number & use it like a home phone, yeah I’ll use it to cut out on people as I TALK to them.  Texting?  I wouldn’t have a 17” monitor if I was going to a 6” cell phone screen.  Personal choice, I choose not to get one, & if I do, you’re going to strongly dislike the way I use it.  It will stay at home, I’ll use it like a home phone, email & Facebook will not be attached to it & if you get my number I will not respond to a text, a phone call only.  I don’t want/need a cell phone.

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge article regarding the song “My Champion”, Kirk Hammett, & the new Metallica album ”Hardwired…………….to self-destruct”

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-mark-tremonti-interview-my-champion-kirk-hammett-hardwired-solos-more

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

 

I don’t know if there is anyone who likes daylight savings time?  It changes on Sunday, so why are people still doing this? WWI are you kidding me?

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE, OLD CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

10 best metal albums of 1996

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1996/

 

Best Pearl Jam songs/invitation to all of their drummers for Hall of Fame induction

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-invite-all-drumming-alums-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induction/

Hands down mine is ‘Daughter’

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Thursday nothing but stretching & TV. Friday more of the same with a progressive metal show in the evening to kick off the long weekend! The show was really good. I haven’t been to the Exchange in quite a while. There’s somewhat of a metal scene there. We don’t all know everyone’s name but you go in there & recognize around 50% of the people at least! Great show & fun times! Sound was really good also! I can’t imagine doing sound for an opening death metal band, but it sounded very good! 3 bands for $10, good deal! I’m getting old though. The concert ended around midnight, I was tired, WAY past my bedtime!!! It was “Third Ion’s” album release show, really good progressive metal group!!!!!!

Saturday we went to my parents place for supper & to say goodbye to my cousin & uncle back to Winnipeg as of Sunday morning. We stayed there until around 11:00 pm. Staying out past 10:30 pm makes me tired.

Because of staying out so late, I planted myself on the couch to watch The Toronto Blue Jays fall back into 2nd place in their division. The funniest thing this weekend has been that the Blue Jay scored 6 runs in their game Friday night, & the Roughriders scored 3 points Friday night. The baseball team scored more than the football team! Hahahahahaha!

I think Kim is “Superwoman”, she’s more than amazing. Monday thus far has been Murphy’s Law since I went to shower. Kim’s probably sating to herself “That idiot” & she would be right in doing so. Knock on wood, I have yet to fall today!

Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good. It’s a show based in 1983, a group of kids are playing a game & their friend disappears in the first episode & it goes on from there. 8 50 minute episodes & I really hope there’s a 2nd season! Yes I binge watched the last 4 episodes today, Thursday.

Too bad this isn’t the theme song….

I highly recommend “The Ranch” on Netflix starring Ashton Kutcher & Danny Masterson. This show is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! LANGUAGE!!!!!

Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine drummer, wishes Bill Ward, Black Sabbath drummer, had played on the recent album “13”

http://loudwire.com/brad-wilk-playing-black-sabbaths-13-wish-could-been-bill-ward/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-hip-hops-new-activist-era-w431275

Now white people are being stereotyped by black people, nowhere near the extent that black people suffered though!!!

….I want it now….”

Lars Ulrich with new Metallica book

http://loudwire.com/watch-lars-ulrich-metallica-back-to-the-front-book/

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell interview

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

I really like Trivium & Matt Heafy is singing on this track, I can’t see myself listening to this much if I were to purchase it?

It’s Friday, I think I’ll take it easy today…………………..again.

Sevendust are too much miss & hit for me. I’ve already passed on going to this show when it was first announced.

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-fall-2016-tour-crobot/

I’d like to see “Suicide Squad”! “One Week”, August 5th

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/margot-robbie-on-acting-with-suicide-squad-co-star/413544?utm_campaign=nme-29th-july-29-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

UFC leader, Dana White, on Jimmy Kimmel, regarding his speech at the RNC

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/dana-white-on-speaking-at-republican-national-convention-w431663

I forgot, The Agonist have an album recorded that could pop up in the next couple of months?

A live review of The Watchmen. Their albums are fantastic & seeing them live is even better

http://steponmagazine.com/the-watchmen-life-in-stereo-live-review/

If you’re a Tool fan, kind of the same deal with The Watchmen. No they don’t sound similar in any way. The albums are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Seeing them live is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re waiting for Tool, here’s what their web master has to say….

http://loudwire.com/tool-grinding-away-new-material-four-days-a-week/

More news about Netflix “Making a Murderer”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/steven-avery-case-recreated-in-murder-made-me-famous-w431749 Video inside the link

How to stream “Lollapalooza” from the comfort of your………………where ever!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-to-stream-lollapalooza-all-weekend-w431221

How to stream “Iron Maiden” at the “Wacken Festival” in Germany.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-live-stream-wacken-open-air-2016/

Season 8 is the series finale of “Game of Thrones”. We have the first 3 seasons on DVD, we both lost interest after 3 episodes into the 2nd season.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/hbo-confirms-season-8-of-game-of-thrones-is-series-last-w431820

The “Tool” facebook page just barfed out 5 or 6 previous videos, doesn’t mean anything to me?

9 years ago Five Finger Death Punch released their debut album

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-the-way-of-the-fist-album-anniversary/

Well that’s www.loudwire.com view.

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-of-all-time/?fb31#photogallery-1=1

Clutch shared it….

Donald J. Trump is “Christian” not Christian watch the movie Red State by Kevin Smith. A God does not tell the followers to kill. A God accepts people for who they are! Some where along the way people have not fully understood their religion’s Bible?

There’s a big difference between “Christian” & Christian or “Muslim” & Muslim! Extremist & Religious are two very different things!!!

Fans watch the band preform, idiots try to be a part of the show. Fans have their space, musicians have the stage!!!! Yep, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/11-rockers-kicking-fans-off-the-stage/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!

The Orlando night club has re-opened!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pulse-owners-orlando-nightclub-to-reopen-as-memorial-site-w431919

Opeth article regarding the upcoming album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/opeth-on-how-romantic-mindf–ks-obscure-prog-inspired-new-lp-w431901

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

Sorry, apparently they don’t want people to promote their new song? That’s all I can do for now.

I guess the “Lollapalooza” festival happened over the weekend. Here are the highlights.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/lollapalooza-2016-25-best-things-we-saw-w431767

If those were the highlights, I’m glad I live in the middle of nowhere! I do like “The 1975” though!

10 movies & TV shows to stream in August or go outside if you enjoy the heat

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/10-best-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-in-august-w430888

I recommend the TV show “Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!

Foo Fighters albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/?fb01

Soundgarden shared it…..

Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!!!!!!! I’m waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!!!!!!!!!!! Mix Tape soundtrack from the first season. A show based in 1983!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dj-yoda-taps-smiths-clash-for-stranger-things-mixtape-w431997

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HOW DO I MOURN……………….WITH MUSIC.

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Nothing will instantly fix anything, my aunt wont come back as much as everyone would like her to. Everyone mourns differently. I shut off the outside world, put on headphones, cry my eyes out, & listen to music. Why? Because those stupid bands, artists, albums are always there for me, & that’s how I mourn. It’s Wednesday at the moment. I still can’t type this without sobbing. I’m sure my uncle & cousins are having a much tougher time than I am.

I can’t stay in this rut having a pity party. I will never forget my aunt. She was hilarious & always quick with a joke. She laughed & didn’t care who heard her! Many good memories of her. I’ll never forget the weekend the Gagnon family came to my parents house, one of many times, & I was living at my parents, maybe even still in high school? My parents had bought some type of raspberry cream liquor in a smallish 20 oz. bottle. It wasn’t cheap, but after 3 or 4 evenings my aunt polished it off. After the Gagnons left to go home my mother said “I can’t believe it! She finished it! Nobody else even tried it?!”, I replied “Sure, but it was a hilarious weekend!”

When I was released from my cancer rehabilitation program, my aunt was in town of course. Anybody needs anything, she’s there ASAP. I was released Thursday, July 26th 2012. Fridays at Boston Pizza are fish bowl Fridays, 3 shots of alcohol in whatever kind of beverage you like. We went to Boston Pizza that evening to celebrate. Fun times! I started shouting that my aunt was so dark from tanning she looked like an Indian. Everyone thought I was being racist about the aboriginal community, I wasn’t. What do you call a person from India? Indian! She would tan so much in the summer it was almost like she oiled up & basted herself like a turkey for Thanksgiving! A very dark roasted turkey! So yes I do have a lot of good memories of her.

How did she die? Very much loved.

She beat stage 2 breast cancer. It came back & went wherever it could, she was down to ½ of a lung & couldn’t breathe. The last time I saw her was in April for her birthday. She was hilarious! We were playing a game of dice, & she was joking about her cancer. “Hey his/her aunt/mother/sister has cancer, let them roll again”. We all knew she was scared, but of course she could joke about it!

My aunt was the 2nd child of 4. Her big brother Rick, her, my mother, & the youngest. Ken. My aunt was 59 in April, my mother will be 57 in August.

It’s been an emotional roller coaster of a week. Next week I’ll fire up my exercise routine & try to only focus on the good memories I have of my aunt! There’s quite a few of them. Thanks for keeping my family & I in your thoughts!

Yes, when I’m going through a tough time I fill my emotional hole with music. Not necessarily the music that reminds me of that individual, but stuff I like. So, here’s what I’ve been listening to this week…..

Alter Bridge shared it……

24 years ago on July 14th Megadeth released the album “Countdown to Extinction”

Article/review of Third Ion’s new album “Biolith”

http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-third-ion-biolith/

Teaser from Opeth on the next album “Sorceress”

No release date for Opeth, The Agonist or Alter Bridge. Opeth & The Agonist both have teasers on their facebook page & Alter Bridge are hoping for a September release.

Ariana Grande’s snap chat video with Jimmy Fallon

Big Wreck shared this blast from the past….

Consequence of Sound’s review of the new “Ghostbusters”

New full time drummer for “Megadeth”

http://www.megadeth.com/news/welcome-dirk-verbeuren-megadeths-new-drummer

Thursday evening we went to my favourite pub for supper & hear not 1 but 2 Foo Fighters songs with a pop/country tune sandwiched between them. Weird music channel?

We’ll just let the human race die out or become an endangered species at this point? That sure seems where we are headed.

https://brandiweston.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/dear-humanity-lets-try-to-suck-less/

No matter how old you are, it’s WAY BEYOND time that we should all shut up & listen to each other instead of shooting someone for being different!

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Metal fans get a bad reputation because of the music we like. Not every metal fan or band member is a flat out metal head though. The metal musicians and fans are some of the kindest people I’ve met. I’m in a wheelchair. When I go to The Exchange to see a local metal band play, TONS of people stop & say hello, shake my hand, chat for a bit, help me out if needed, hold open a door, etc. Nobody goes out of their way to be harmful to anyone. There’s a bad seed in every crowd so I don’t necessarily hang around those people. The people I know that play or listen to aggressive music won’t judge you on what you listen to for music. They know others can instantly judge them by their metal music. I’m not afraid to tell anyone what I listen to. Here’s a few examples of what I listen to….

It’s subjective. A song does not have an influence as to who you are! You like it because you like it, so why hide it? The only music fans I’ve met who don’t consider their music offensive are country music fans. It doesn’t bother me, I do enjoy a small sampling of country music here & there. It’s a lot like extremely heavy metal. Good for a bit, but not for more than one album a day. Slayer is as offensive as a Southern twang country artist to me! Kim was listening to “The Help” audio book on the way to who knows where, too much twang for me. I’m not trying to rattle anyone’s cage in particular, these are just off the top of my head examples……

I did it! I watched “Silence of the Lambs” with Kim. I put on my big boy pants, sucked it up & just asked Kim to hold me when I got scared. I haven’t watched that movie in over a decade. It’s not that freaky of a movie, but when they show Anthony Hopkins in a straight jacket & the brown muzzle/mask, I pee a little then curl up into the fetal position. Anything with Anthony Hopkins in it gives me the HEEBIE JEEBIES now! Blue Jays play a late game tonight. I’ll likely sit through a sequel, then watch the game?

I’ll tell you right off the bat, I DON’T VOTE OR FOLLOW POLITICS OR & here’s why. I get a kick out of watching greasy scum bags doing commercials to “help” their campaign by telling you the opposition can’t do this or that. Whoever’s commercial it is will promise you the moon though. I have 0 desire to sift through the nonsense & ballyhoo as to who I’d vote for. When politicians can honestly tell me how & what they can do then I’ll consider voting? Here’s 2 examples of what I’ve seen right out of the gate……

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservative-supporter-yells-reporters-memes-1.3196052

LANGUAGE!!!

Axl Rose loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than being on time for a concert! Hahahaha!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/axl-rose-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/

Pets, furry cuddly pets!

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

50 rock facts you might not know? Courtney Love was with “Faith No More” before they were famous?

http://diffuser.fm/50-rock-facts-you-may-not-know/#photogallery-1=22

Serj Tankian (System of a Down singer) turns 48 today! Happy Birthday! Now please get into the studio to record another SOAD album?

http://loudwire.com/rock-star-birthdays/#photogallery-1=146

One Direction video. This likely the first time I’ve heard their music, unless they’ve been on Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, or Conan O’Brien.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/one-direction-go-to-space-camp-in-drag-me-down-video-20150821

Pentatonix are just AWESOME! New video from them!

Alter Bridge shares it, here it is…..

Alice in Chains’ “Facelift” was released 25 years ago today

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-facelift-album-anniversary/

Finger Eleven tour dates. They have 2 dates in Saskatchewan! $45.00/ticket, WOW??????? I guess “One Thing made them huge??? That’s a lot of money to see a bar band??????

http://www.fingereleven.com/tour-dates/

Stone Temple Pilots are touring in the USA, no word of a full length album with Chester Benninton. They released a video in January saying they were 95% done recording the album, so where is it?

That’s a big statement from a guy who just released a disappointing album. LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/87736?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Really? Already announcing a sequel to “Straight Outta Compton”

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/87739?utm_campaign=nme-august-21-21-08-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE OF COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!

James Labrie (Dream Theater) did well for himself! This has to be fake?!

New “Duran Duran” song. Yes, they’re still alive?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/duran-duran-shares-moving-new-song-what-are-the-chances-listen/

Hard rock & metal stars from the ’80s, now & then.

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

Maybe “Poison” was an inspiration for this song?

Songs I like, “Obadiah Parker” I only have two 5 song EPs of cover songs

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Bye,

Chris