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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

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

 

Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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I fell asleep to “Judah & the Lion” S/T album

I forgot to get the remote before I got on the floor.  Stretched & exercised in silence.  Big Wreck will be playing constantly for the rest of the day here.

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Time to get back to some exercise.  My nerve doesn’t really cause me any pain any more.   It’s really only annoying & uncomfortable.  I did some exercising today, drastically lowered the sets though, & no squats until this thing is gone completely.  More stretching, with a dash of exercise.  Stretching & sitting around is REALLY boring!

 

The Watchmen, originally out of Winnipeg, will be releasing a live vinyl record.  No date or price announced yet though.

 

Heaviest albums of the 1970s not by “Black Sabbath”

http://loudwire.com/10-heaviest-albums-of-the-1970s-not-recorded-by-black-sabbath/

 

Judas Priest albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-albums-ranked/

 

Muse & 30 Seconds to Mars are hitting the road together.  Only Canadian date is in Toronto.

http://muse.mu/news,2017-north-american-tour_2763.htm

 

Nope, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.  I’ve never been able to watch more than a quarter of an NFL game.  I’ve heard about the game though & that’s all I need.

 

“Highly Suspect” will be the musical guest on Stephen Colbert tonight.  Monday, February 6, 2017!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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NO PHYSIO THIS WEEK.  HAPPY BIG WRECK DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the brand spanking new album “Grace Street”.  Yes, I got it last night.  I was quite tired, only got about ¾ through the album.  This album is more “Led Zeppelin” influenced, whereas the previous album “Ghosts” was very “Dire Straits” influenced.  This album will be on heavy rotation here for quite a while.  It’s REALLY great!

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As for an exercise total 100 leg lifts on each leg.  50 yesterday & 50 today, this is to be a part of my stretching & exercise.  Things are getting much better!

The office for my physiotherapist called Wednesday morning & had to cancel my appointment.  I have the stretches to do & all is going well.  If it’s an emergency they’ll try to fit me in.  It is MUCH better than it’s ever been.  No pain, just a tiny/annoying tingling feeling in my foot when I try to do anything like standing up or doing my stretches.  So no worries here!

 

No, really, it has nothing to do with the hard rock or metal music.  These news reports are truly fake news.

 

New Nickelback song & it isn’t too bad.  I’m not about to become a Nickelback fan, but I’ll say this is a different formula for them.  I don’t hate Nickelback, I choose not to listen to them.  Save your breath, time, & energy.  It’s music & they’ve hit the sweet spot.

 

I don’t want to get your hopes up but there’s a lot of fake Tool stuff floating around out there.  That usually means the real deal might be on it’s way?

 

There’s a photo on Facebook with all of “Stone Sour’s” gear sitting in hard cases.  New album?  Their cover photo is them recording, months ago.

 

That didn’t take long for the return of one member of “Paramore”!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/paramore-confirm-return-original-member-zac-farro-1965857?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-3-feb-2017-03-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” coming this year.  Photo of Dave Grohl with Josh Homme, singer, in the studio.  I wonder if Dave Grohl played drums on the album?  This would be his 3rd “Queens of the Stone Age” album for him on drums

http://www.nme.com/news/dave-grohl-josh-homme-pictured-studio-together-1966311?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-3-feb-2017-03-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

James Corden & Adam Lambert face-off to determine who should be the front man for Queen!

I saw Queen with Adam Lambert a few years ago.  I thought he did a phenomenal job!

 

President of Brazil rocks out to “System of a Down”.  Hahahahahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/brazil-president-system-of-a-down-chop-suey/?fb17

 

 

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I had 2 glasses of cranberry juice & sprite last night.  Bad idea!  I lost track of how many times I had to pee, I listen to portions of many albums!

“Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

“Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”

“Foo Fighters” the S/T debut album

“Judah & the Lion” the album “Folk Hop n’ Roll”

“Big Wreck” the album “Albatross”

“Big Wreck” the album “…in loving memory”

“Nothing but Thieves” the S/T debut album

Being physically handicapped means nothing to me.  At this point, it’s normal to me.  It’s been that way for a while now.  I know some of my limitations & I know some of the stuff I can do.  Not necessarily limited completely.  My brother & his girlfriend live in a building with no elevator.  They live on the top floor/the 3rd floor.  It takes me a while, but I can get up there.  I think I’ve been there 3 or 4 times.  Rachel knows the deal when I get up there.  I’m greeted with a beer & a dill pickle.  That’s my welcoming gift.

I don’t really feel self-conscious in public anymore either.  If someone sees me & has a question, that’s fine by me.  I’ve never had someone ask me anything but if they want to, there’s no such thing as a stupid question.

 

Best hard rock albums of 2007.  Only the “Linkin Park” album works for me on this list

http://loudwire.com/10-best-hard-rock-albums-of-2007/

CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, I’m ready to “get my geek on”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Industrial rock/metal is not my thing.  I don’t know a thing about.  Here’s www.loudwire.com take on it though.

http://loudwire.com/top-industrial-rock-metal-bands/?fb31

I bought these 2 CDs way back when & out of these 2 CDs I only liked the singles and I don’t listen to either album.

I didn’t buy this, but I know a lot of people that really like(d) it.

They lost me at “Du”

 

What you need to know about Trumps Supreme Court nominee.  My take on him, Trump appointed him, strike 1

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-supreme-court-pick-meet-judge-neil-gorsuch-w464188

 

Courtney Love, Hole singer, to play murder victim in biopic regarding the Menendez brothers.

http://loudwire.com/courtney-love-menendez-brothers-biopic/

 

Seeing “Queen” was a once in a lifetime experience.  Of course we all wanted Freddie Mercury there!  Adam Lambert was classy, hit the notes & in no way tried to steal anybody’s thunder, especially Freddie Mercury’s.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/queen-adam-lambert-on-honoring-freddie-mercurys-legacy-w464081

 

Guitarist for “The Agonist” demo’s his Ibanez guitar

 

In Flames shared it……………….

 

Sounds like “Finger Eleven” have multiple ideas for the 20th anniversary of their first album “Tip” which was released in 1998.

I’ve performed this song many times with my bro!!!

 

 

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Friday night we stayed in, babysat for our friends who were off to see “Blue Rodeo”.  Hannah slept over aka I hit the couch & she takes my spot with “Auntie” Kim on the king size bed.  The leftover chicken fingers are a pretty good deal though.  “Uncle” Chris doesn’t mind!

As for the rest of Saturday not much happened.  Kim & I on the couch we rented the movie “War Dogs” based on a true story, a rated R story.  Lots of cocaine, weapons, swearing, & illegal smuggling.  Good/interesting movie but not for kids.

Today is shaping up to be a lazy day on the couch again.

 

When my Grandmother lost her battle with breast cancer on December 5th 1999, I was in my 3rd semester of Engineering at the U of R.  I was really lost at the time, totally missed a final on purpose.  I would drive 40 minutes away to Moose Jaw & blast their 3rd album, There is Nothing Left to Lose, which was released that November, all the way & back.

After her memorial the rest of my aunts, uncles, & cousins came to my parent’s house.  I didn’t know how to react.  I went to my room in the basement, put on headphones & blasted “I Mother Earth” the album “Blue Green Orange”.  That was the first big loss to me.  I was a mess at the time.

I guess all of this means that I mourn a death, tragedy by listening to music & other people deal with things their own way.  Whatever helps you in a rough situation & doesn’t bother anyone else.

As for Friday’s “Depression” post, well it can be any type of mental illness.  Talk to someone about it.  I can think of 8 or 9 people including myself that struggle with a mental illness.  Don’t be afraid or feel that no one will understand.  Don’t be afraid of taking whatever type of medication a doctor says you should try.  There are millions of people that will listen to you.  Please remember you’re not alone and you will likely need help from others, don’t feel embarrassed about asking for help.

 

10 best live acts in hard rock or metal.

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-live-acts-in-hard-rock-metal/

I’m gonna go with the acts I’ve seen.  The other’s I haven’t seen or have no desire to see.

I saw Queen a couple of years ago with Adam Lambert singing for them.  I’ve never seen “Iron Maiden” live but I hope to change that one day.

 

Help Alter Bridge create the set list for an upcoming show if you’re going to see them?

https://settheset.com/t/57ff9d51d2875e0017da1bb3

I’d throw this into every set on the tour.

 

Weekend music; Judah & the Lion, Boston, Diemonds, The Damned Things, Metallica, & Megadeth.

^^ This what they played on Conan.  WAY better live on TV.  On the album it’s my least favourite song.

 

Dave Grohl turned 48 years old on Saturday!

 

Katy Perry produced a commercial against hate!  I’m not a fan of her music, but this commercial is very well done!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-katy-perry-produced-dont-normalize-hate-psa-w461148

 

Foo Fighters’ radio interview.

 

Live footage of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/watch-pro-shot-footage-metallica-live-debut-now-that-were-dead/

 

10 things Rolling Stone magazine learned in 2014 about Dave Grohl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/10-things-we-learned-hanging-with-dave-grohl-20141124

 

66 hard rock or metal guitarists of all time.  They couldn’t at least round it up to 70, 100, or down to 50?  66 seems like an odd number number to stop at?????

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-guitarists-of-all-time/

Who I think is the most under rated guy on the list is…………..John Frusiante.  Sounds like it is easy, I couldn’t play it!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THAT’S ENOUGH, LEG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion” followed by “The Damned Things” the album “Ironiclast”.  Moved to the couch when I woke up at 3 am & listened to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour and The Shape”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Oasis” the album “Be Here Now”

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Waking up at 3:00 am because your leg is causing discomfort is not cool.  I got up & slept on our couch.  I didn’t want to flop around & bother Kim & our couch is much firmer than our bed, which seems to be a good thing for me.  The exercising I’m doing is very light in order to heal my nerve pain, just get it moving.  Leg lifts, calf raises (holding on to my transfer poll & standing on my toes), my stretches & then walking with my walker when Kim gets home from work.  It’s necessary someone assists me just in case.  I’m more than tired of this nuisance.

 

I have a question & I’d like to hear your thoughts please.  There’s a 20 something year old NFL player.  Every week they get a mandatory day off to do whatever they like.  This athlete chose to fly to Florida I think it was?  He got on a boat with some friends to spend the day on the water.  He put a photo of all of them together enjoying the day on social media.  He showed up the next day for the game.  He’s dropped 3 passes all year.  When he played after a day on a boat he dropped 6 passes.  Was that because of how he chose to spend his day off?  If there wasn’t social media many people wouldn’t know about it, & who’s to say that it, A) Affected his performance.  B) Does anyone know this is how he routinely spends his day off just & doesn’t post a photo on social media?  C)  Why is the team relying on one player determining the outcome of one game?  D)  What do other payers do on their day off?

Is he supposed to go over a playbook on his day off, or should he do what he wants on his day off.  Should he work to live or live to work?  Do you live to work or do you work to live?

 

Lamb of God shared it….

 

2017 “Rocklahoma” festival line up

http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-soundgarden-the-offspring-lead-2017-rocklahoma-festival/

 

Inside David Bowie’s final years

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-david-bowies-final-years-20160127

 

A look at 30 years ago of the best hard rock albums from 1987.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1987/

 

David Bowie’s acting

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/david-bowie-on-film-25-unforgettable-onscreen-moments-w459940

Still a really FANTASTIC movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Alter Bridge win best rock album, best rock song, & best rock band at the www.loudwire.com awards.  They’re pushing the boundaries of rock to metal almost with a great singer!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-win-best-rock-band-best-rock-album-best-rock-song-in-the-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

These are my 2 preferred versions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

Gotta give Jeff Buckley some major respect!  I couldn’t play any of his stuff on guitar.  That being said, I was just good enough to call myself a “guitar player”.  I was a singer that played guitar, mostly to hide behind, my on stage security blanket.

 

Babymetal win 5 www.loudwire.com awards.

http://loudwire.com/babymetal-win-five-honors-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I’ll leave you with that today.  More stretching for me!!!!!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

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My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

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