CONCERT VENUES

I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “La Gargola”

I exercised to “Megadeth” the new album released today “Dystopia”

This weeks exercise total is 110 push ups, 840 crunches, ½ hour of yoga, 120 squats, 800 meters of walking w/ Kim & my walker 200 one day, 600 Thursday (no rest periods), 40 leg lifts on my hands & knees also 40 on my back! As I look at that, even I’m impressed?!

The arena in Regina holds 7,129 for concerts (including the floor area). Saskatoon’s arena holds 15,195 (not including the floor) 2.5 hours north of Regina. Moose Jaw’s arena holds 5,000+ including the floor, 45 minutes west of Regina!

Motley Crue with opener Big Wreck went on tour last year & when they came to Saskatchewan they played in Moose Jaw. Why? I’m sure they could draw a much larger audience, go to Saskatoon if there is no event planned for that day? I’ve been to Saskatoon more than I care to count. Regina’s arena does not sound good with a musical act. We saw “Ed Sheeran” last year here in Regina. It’s him playing acoustic guitar & a digital foot pedal to fill out the “band”. The second he turned the foot pedal on the sound was VERY distorted in an awful way. The arena in Regina is well known for bad sound at a concert. Regina’s the Capital of Saskatchewan, but to see a big name act we either drive out of the Province to Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg or in the Province to Saskatoon, or now Moose Jaw. We have few smaller venues with capacity of 300-1000. I haven’t been to Moose Jaw’s arena, but the drive to Saskatoon is getting really old!

Lamb of God” shared it….

This could go 2 ways. People will watch it because of Marilyn Manson doing a guest appearance or they’ll get negative fast & boycott whatever he’s involved in? Any publicity is good publicity, at least people will talk about him & the show. Heck, I’m talking about him now, you’re welcome Eminem aka M & M! Anyone else craving peanuts & chocolate?

http://loudwire.com/marilyn-manson-guest-star-salem/

More “Making a Murderer” speculation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfp4rFuyt-Y

SPOILER, WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY BEFORE OPENING THE LINK!

Iggy Pop & Josh Homme make their debut on Stephen Colbert show. “Post Pop Depression”

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/90934

Did anyone watch “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” yesterday? I thought it would be characters from the DC comics like, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc. It was all Marvel characters that have been on “The Flash” or “Arrow”. I didn’t watch the entire show, I was expecting something different? As for comic series I only watch “The Flash” & “Gotham”. I really like “The Flash”

Post Pop Depression” out March 18th

I guess Nikki Sixx isn’t done with music yet? “Sixx A.M.” announce permanent drummer.

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-dustin-steinke-permanent-drummer/

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-drop-black-lives-matter-inspired-white-privilege-ii-20160122

Billy Corgan about wrestling

http://www.nme.com/news/smashing-pumpkins/90944?utm_campaign=nme-daily-22nd-jan-22-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

This is terrible news. Friday’s Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WE’RE ALMOST DONE

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Despite having 2 bands left. It’s “Shark Week”! Between my exercising, Toronto Blue Jays games and the night time talk shows, etc. I’ll be watching TV, check my email and facebook once a day? This is a blog to say I’m here just not typing up blogs this week. For music news, check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or you can find it on youtube with your email!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

VOLBEAT

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam.

Another 4 song installment of the Top 200 songs by classic rock magazine.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-08-06/four-songs-from-200-part-six#

Do you want “Weird Al” as the Super Bowl half time show?
http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/petition-backs-weird-al-for-super-bowl-show/

St. Vincent to be the band leader on Seth Myers next week.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/st-vincent-will-serve-as-bandleader-on-late-night-with-seth-meyers-next-week/

Foreigner to re-release 1st 7 albums.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-06/foreigner-boxset-features-first-seven-records

Star Wars to be in Disney parks.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/star-wars-disney-parks_n_5653067.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

Bad news for Malcolm Young of AC/DC.
http://loudwire.com/acdc-biographer-does-not-expect-malcolm-young-return/

Favourite Alter Bridge song? Hard to choose 1 song out of 52 songs on 4 studio albums!

RIOB interview from Lollapalooza.

Volbeat. Yes, the singer has a baritone voice aka deep. I like them and they don’t sound like Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Creed, etc. To me anyways. I have 3 of their 5 studio recordings from iTunes. They are a Danish group with 4 members that gathered in 2000 or 2001. “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, “Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood” and “Beyond Hell/Above Heaven”. Here’s 2 songs from each album in order of release, 2009, 2012 and 2013…

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

IRON MAIDEN

Friday, May 2nd 2014

 

Any musician, fan of music or anyone in the music industry might enjoy this? Pass it along if you like! Also check out the Rock It Out Blog and The Needle Drop on youtube.com or facebook.com, I try not to review music they cover but it’s difficult at times if it’s something I get excited about!

 

Not Iron Maiden, I did buy this on Thursday though

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVgixOjGhVU The entire album is very good, for me of course.

 

I’ve goy 18 iTunes files of them, including a few Greatest Hits albums that came from me hitting the “Auto Fill” button that thankfully no longer exists. It doubled a lot of stuff I had and I had to go through song by song and delete the doubles, it gave me some stuff I didn’t have and more stuff I didn’t want. I’ll give you 2 popular songs and 2 not so well known songs. They’re not as heavy as I thought. I’ve been on an Iron Maiden kick lately…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geHLdg_VNww

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsmcDLDw9iw Both from “The Number of The Beast” album released in 1982.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5jaRipA5_M From the “Self Titled” album released in 1980.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTaD9cd8hvw From the album “Piece of Mind” released in 1983.

 

On to the very long “J” section.

 

“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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

Bully http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682181/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

The Needle Drop and The Rock It Out Blog, video blogs! Facebook.com or http://www.youtube.com

BIG WRECK

Saturday, February 15th 2014

 

I’ve been waiting for this a long time. These guys are right up there with Foo Fighters, tied for the number one spot on my list of favourite musicians.  The first album “In loving memory…” was released in ’97.  With some of their biggest hits all over Much Music when they played videos and 104.9 The Wolf. I wasn’t of age to go into bars until ’99, a few years before their second album.  Here’s a few songs from the first album…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-AKI951poE

 

First song on the first album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuhzlSQovxc

 

The last band I played in with Mitch covered this song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JtB0Y9oM0I

 

The second album “The Pleasure and The Greed” is probably my favorite album of theirs.  Released in 2001 with these songs on it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsco84fcwj4

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2T0Fa-fNGQ album opener.

 

Then they broke up after I saw them in 2002.  The singer Ian Thornley was the only Canadian in the band at that time.  The 4 of them dropped out of the Berkley School of Music to form the band.  They didn’t have a vocalist at first so Ian Thornley was nominated by the other 3 members.

 

Yes, the same school the members of “Dream Theater” graduated from.

 

The group sort of got back together and released the album “Albatross” in 2012.  Now it’s 4 Canadians and 1 American, an original member of Big Wreck, Brian Doughrity(sp?) on guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmVQYzQ3-H4

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zisyWP5U6Po

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HmW9rVAtVs Title track!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Vcuas7Las

 

I can listen all of the way through the 1st album, and all of the way up to the 2nd last song on the new album, just the final track I don’t listen to much.  The 2nd album I listen to “Inhale” the 1st song, skip to the 5th song, skip the 6th song, then just let it play!  I buy mostly everything on iTunes now, but I’ll buy any Big Wreck album on CD until they’re huge, like RUSH, Foo Fighters or KISS.

 

When they started out they would end most shows with this song and the opening band with them…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjlJBmwF3PI

 

They should just cover a Soundgarden song already and call it a day.

 

They did release a 6 or 7 song EP last year all live songs and a cover of “The Cars”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwjlFFeR01E

I could go on forever about how much I enjoy Big Wreck.  I couldn’t play many of their songs since they’re all in different wacky tunings.  Only 3 or 4 off of the 1st album, then I tuned my guitar to play “Inhale” and figured I’d never change my tuning that much.

 

Finally someone gets it right!  Call out the NFL players who’ve done terrible things.  Being honest and being open about your sexuality is better than killing someone!  Gay player in the NFL draft should be applauded for coming out near the time of the draft!  Being gay should not/does not define a person. You can be an #$%^@*&%$# if you’re straight or gay.  Why are people stuck in the dark ages about this still?  Bisexual, Heterosexual, Gay, who cares just be yourself.  If people shun you because of your sexuality, then they aren’t really needed.

http://www.viralforest.com/sportscaster-just-gave-perfect-response-michael-sam-openly-gay/

“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”

 

“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You’ve just got to get there”

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“Apologize for your mistakes and learn something from them”

 

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

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook