WEEKEND UPDATE/HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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Friday finished with me coaching the Jays on TV & then the Roughriders.  Both lost.  I’m either a terrible coach or I’m not shouting loud enough?!

Fairly quiet Father’s Day.  We celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday at my parents’ house.  My brother BBQd steaks for 11 of us. Mitch, Rachel, my parents, grandparents, my aunt & uncle, my aunt’s parents, us, & my aunt’s friend Lori.  Lori’s a part of the family & has been for as long as I can remember.  Saturday I woke up around 9:00 am & had breakfast, watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose again! Finished emptying & re-loading the dishwasher & then it was off to my parents place.

Honestly a pretty regular life in a wheelchair.  I did scrape my left ankle on something here on Saturday.  I didn’t even notice until I crossed my legs with my ankle on my right knee.  Then I noticed mass amounts of blood on my knee & ankle.  Didn’t feel a thing, cleaned it up & carried on, more of a hassle than anything.  Rub a little dirt on it & forget about it!

Sundays here are quiet.  Baseball, couch, groceries, & preparing for the week ahead!

 

If you’re here for the update news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

Haha!  Michael Jackson mash up with Iron Maiden

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-the-trooper-michael-jackson-beat-it-mashup-best-of-youtube/

 

Dave Grohl’s daughter plays drums with Foo Fighters in Iceland in front of 20,000 people!

A couple of new Foo Fighters’ songs live.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 new songs?  There’s at least an EP on the way I would think?  That 2nd song I can’t say I’m big on.  Grohl likes to scream though, but REALLY, with an acoustic guitar, piano, & drums?

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-new-song-lah-di-da-live/

Foo Fighters’ albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-new-song-lah-di-da-live/#photogallery-1=9

 

Ronnie James Dio’s widow slams Gene Simmons as he tries to trademark metal horns symbol.  It’s just as ridiculous as Taylor Swift trademarking the words “…+h!$ $!(k B3@+”

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/ronnie-james-dios-wife-slams-gene-simmons-disgusting-attempt-to-trademark-the-devils-horns-gesture/

I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, then she did something incredibly ridiculous!

 

Anyone interested in some Metallica figurines?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-funko-pop-vinyl-figures-august/

 

Pitch Perfect 3 in December!!!!!!!!!!! 1 & 2 were HILARIOUS!  This will be the final Pitch Perfect movie.

 

Sure, because we all want our favourite band to continue re-hashing the first album they made…….NOT!  BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/bands-sound-nothing-like-first-album/

In Flames took a lot of heat on social media of fans saying this album wasn’t heavy enough.  I had no problem with it

 

I rarely listen to the radio.  We had some errands to do.  Kim runs into where ever we are & I flip through the 3 stations I can tolerate.  I usually can’t find anything I like but on Saturday afternoon & again in the evening I heard these 4 songs & turned it up!!!

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

People look at you weird if you’re head banging inside a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store, with the radio turned up LOUD!  I assume it’s because the vehicle is shaking?

 

 

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“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

LACK-A-MOOLA/LOOOOONG WEEKEND

You likely won’t hear from me until Monday morning.  Kim has her EDO Thursday & has Monday off as part of the Easter weekend.

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide”, then “Pentatonix” their 4th EP of covers, & finally “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Colour Before The Sun”

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

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the new album “Live & In Stereo”

 

We’re broke.  No other way to put it.  Maybe it’s because of tax season, but we have less cash flow than most average couples when it’s not tax season.  We spend the same amount of money a month as most people our age spend in a week.  Kim has a good job, & she enjoys it.  The last time we went out for supper was probably my birthday in January?  We can’t afford to travel anywhere.  I end up blaming myself, knowing I couldn’t have predicted this situation.  All of that being said, I do blame myself somewhat.  After all, I’m the one who had cancer & put us in this spot.  I’m NOT asking for a hand out, I’m just telling you how it is.  So many people have helped us out financially along the way, especially when I was in the hospital.  Thank you!

I always worry about our finances, since I’m terrible with money & I never see what we have in the bank.  I guess paycheck to paycheck is how we’re living now.  I always ask Kim if we can afford whatever I’m looking at purchasing.  My weakness is music from iTunes.  No matter how much it is, I ask Kim if it’s OK.  Kim gave me an allowance.  More than likely a good idea.  I’ve really slowed down on buying music anyways.  I know which artists I want to hear more of, & it’s not every band I’ve heard of!  I only had 2 years of mortgage insurance, but neither of us was working for almost 5 years.

I guess Kim & I suffer from the cancer side effect originally from Hawaii called “Lackamoola” as my brother found a birthday card for me years ago.

This is a one income no kids (oinks) household.  If there’s a child in this house, the battle is between Brewster & I.  I like stuff & he needs to be with someone 24 hours a day.  He has terrible anxiety.  If he sees me putting on my shoes, he starts to freak out.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

System of a Down albums ranked.  First one good the rest, AWESOME!

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-albums-ranked/

 

Pentatonix shared it…….

 

I didn’t watch it so there is possibly some LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t need to hear any more about Trump.  Thanks though John Oliver

 

Trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3”.  LANGUAGE!  The first two were HILARIOUS!

 

Yep, some are pro Planned Parenthood & some are totally against it, it’s a personal choice in my eyes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-bon-iver-bjork-contribute-to-planned-parenthood-box-set-w475975

 

I think I’m the only metal fan on earth that’s not a fan of “Mastodon”

http://loudwire.com/mastodons-emperor-of-sand-debuts-no-7-billboard-200-hits-no-1-top-album-sales-chart/

 

After the game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays have played 7 games & only have 1 win to show for their efforts.  They are currently 1W-6L.  Last April they finished the month at 11W-14L.  I hear all of these broadcasters saying “Aw, it’s only April” & they want to see meaningful baseball in September.  Well these games are just as important if you want to see meaningful baseball in September.  What were Blue Jay fans doing during the last regular season game last year?  Praying to make it into the playoffs!  If you turn their wins & loses around for April of last year to 14W-11L, I wouldn’t have been biting my nails during the final game last year.  Right now 11W-14L looks like an impossible achievement.  Mostly the same players picking up right where they left off last year………………….sad.  The only real upside is at first base.  The guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat the last 2 years.  So far this year, he’s one of the best hitters they have.  He’s not a home run hitter, but he does hit very well as a contact hitter.  Only 155 games left in the regular season!

 

YAY!  Royal Blood release confirmed “How did we get so dark?” release date June, 16th!  No preorder or anything like that………………yet!  I think I just saw on their Facebook page that there will be a song available on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!  They’re not a metal band if you’ve never heard of them.  A drummer & bass player/singer, a hard rock band.  Dave Grohl called them to see if they’d open for Foo Fighters on the tour for “Sonic Highways” during 2015.

 

10 year old drummer wins Denmark’s Got Talent drumming Rage Against The Machine & Led Zeppelin

http://loudwire.com/10-year-old-drummer-wins-denmarks-got-talent/

 

Jimmy Kimmel on Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-probes-sean-spicers-inner-voice-during-hitler-comment-w476292

 

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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

THIS BLOG

Disclaimer “This is not to be taken in a rude tone & is not aimed at any particular reader….ever!”

I put this through email first & realized not everyone likes email? OK, fair enough. I put it on Facebook as a link to the full blog on the website. Please come to the website for the full blog. Whether you get it on facebook, another blog on http://www.wordpress.com, or an email. Depending on your browser, the multiple http://www.youtube.com links will be open so you know what is coming to you before you listen to it. Otherwise I look like an idiot? I put it on facebook yet 11 people came to the site yesterday, twice? 24 views by 11 people? This is stuff I like that I want to share with you. If you’re not coming to the site there’s a REALLY GOOD CHANCE you’re missing something, & I’m the one here with ink on my face. I was a printer, & yes that happened a few times. Bazinga! Some days I’d come home looking like I made a half assed effort to be a Smurf? Why blue? I don’t know….

I’m not angry in any way, I know print doesn’t always come across in the proper tone. 11 people looked at the site out of, what is 117 to 120 subscribers I know 2 or 3 have doubled between facebook & email. That’s just underwhelming. That’s why it’s meant to be interactive, music has been something really meaningful for me since I joined the school band in grade 6, I’m 35 years old now. I understand that what I listen to is not necessarily what others want to hear. If 11 people read this a day to me this is for me alone. I’m not going necessarily promote an event or other individual music related events I’m not attending. So please come to the website? You don’t have to click on every link, only if the description interests you. Did I do something wrong yesterday? Do I smell? I’ve had my monthly shower, I should be clean & odor free until mid-July. I can see the email address and the person subscribing on facebook, or the title of the blog by whoever on this blog site. Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite.

I know that the cool peeps in Albania came to the site. Yes, I know a family in Albania! I get a world map to see what country has read this however many times. Can’t see who from that country has read it, I just know how many times it has been viewed in that country.

50 years go today, Bob Dylan recorded “Like a Rolling Stone”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-recorded-like-a-rolling-stone-50-years-ago-today-20150616

^^Did you catch all of that? I didn’t.

Josh Homme (singer of Queens of the Stone Age is back with The Eagles of Death Metal). Filling the hiatus Queens of the Stone Age are on at the moment. Yes he plays drums for EODM. Yes that Dave Grohl at the bar & Jack Black as the bartender.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/josh-homme-reunites-with-eagles-of-death-metal-for-complexity-listen/

30 best things Rolling Stone Magazine saw at the CMA festival. I’m just impressed they found more than “one thing” at the country festival…………BAZINGA!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/30-best-things-we-saw-at-cma-music-fest-2015-20150615

Sorry to the haters. This was “The Beginning of the End” for Finger Eleven’s sound.

Jimmy Fallon & Aziz Ansari discuss dating!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/aziz-ansari-reads-mens-dumb-dating-texts-on-fallon-20150616

Very interesting article about the music industry. It’s 9 pages I’ve only read the first 2. I’ve bookmarked it to read the rest later. Since I’m hooked on reading it after the first paragraph & speaking about the Napster lawsuit with Metallica that was filed 6 months prior to Linkin Parks debut album, “Hybrid Theory”.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonobacon/2015/06/11/from-piracy-to-prosperity-inside-the-new-artists-toolbox/

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog with an interview featuring “Cage the Elephant” LANGUAGE!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/cage-the-elephant-discuss-new-album-and-a-bunch-of-other-random-topics/

^^This is one of the many reasons I stopped listening to the radio. Wasn’t a fan the first time or the 200th time.

Chris Dimas. The drummer for the rock group my brother is a member of!

Glastonbury festival organizer not sure that Foo Fighters will headline due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86237?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Dave Grohl’s friend Josh Homme weighs in on Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86235?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pitch Perfect 3 confirmed for July 2017
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-pitch-perfect-3-confirmed-for-july-2017-release/380963?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“From Rush with Love” article
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616

South Park stuff I really don’t know about, I don’t watch the show but I know many people do. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/south-park-fractured-but-whole/?mbid=psocial_rs

Barenaked Ladies cover Wings!!!
http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/15/barenaked-ladies-perform-cover-of-wings-song-let-em-in/

Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 best albums of the year so far!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/45-best-albums-of-2015-so-far-20150616

Jimmy Page details final Led Zeppelin’s reissues. Once I became a fan it was all about the “Physical Graffiti” album!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-page-previews-final-zeppelin-reissues-closes-band-vault-20150616

I like ‘Black Sabbath’, but ‘Queen’ & ‘Led Zeppelin’ are my favourite active groups during the ’70s. Queen material from the ’80s was not as good as the ’70s material. More miss than hit for me.

Prince & Stevie Wonder preform together at the White House!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/prince-and-stevie-wonder-perform-secret-concert-at-the-white-house/ “I think I just blew your mind, sorry” LANGUAGE & SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL! COULD BE VERY OFFENSIVE!!!!

This ‘Walk off the Earth’ album isn’t even out yet as far as I know?
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/album-of-the-week-walk-off-the-earth-sing-it-all-away/11737384

I’m not sure why, but I just got this Rock It Out Blog? LANGUAGE!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-do-we-really-need-another-streaming-music-service/

Great & all, I want to own my music not subscribe to a radio station for my entire life. I’m only 35 and I expect to hit 80 at the least? iTunes is really good, I just don’t like how the money is distributed. I don’t have the physical space for vinyl albums or even CDs at this point. CDs have dropped in price significantly to keep pace with iTunes.

As far as the subject on “The Simpsons” go, I stopped watching in my very early teens but they’re still around. I’d rather have WB cartoons like the “Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” around on re-runs.

Comedians saying the world is too politically correct. I can see both sides, yes it might offend you? If it does don’t watch it? Seems simple to me. A lot of it also doesn’t need to be said, so in that case are you going to judge a person on how they express themselves? In the end it’s very subjective.

Moon Boot Cocoon by James Black, guitarist of Finger Eleven

A letter from Dave Grohl
http://foofighters.com/operation

I have no sympathy for apple. Nobody needs another streaming music site. You’ve got a really good idea with iTunes, it just needs to be revamped $1.50 per album download to the label & $1.50 to Apple. Then $0.00-$7.00 to the artist. $3.00-$10.00 for 1 album. That’s more than 50% off of what the price for a CD was? Sounds good to me? Anybody at Apple or the label going to come up with music ideas?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/many-indie-labels-may-refuse-to-sign-apple-music-contract-20150616

If it wasn’t a Wednesday, I’d be there in a heartbeat
http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Dahle+refuses+rush+routine/11137583/story.html

When these guys got my attention I thought I’d be a fan. I don’t mind the music, but it just rubs me the wrong way?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-announce-first-album-in-seven-years-20150616

Meh! They mention Cherry Cola in here.

I need to slow down on my music purchasing on iTunes. But I am curious as to when the next “Tremonti”, “Alter Bridge” & the solo album by Myles Kennedy is being released? I’m assuming “Tremonti’s” other album he recorded while in studio will be released in the first half of next year? He’d have time to tour that album while Myles Kennedy works on his solo album I’ve been hearing about for the last 4 years?

Songs I like. “Jack Johnson” Our first dance at our wedding was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson! Yes, I’ve made “Banana Pancakes” about 3 times.







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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Bye,

Chris