MAKE VOTING A SPECIAL EVENT

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Provincial election here so we made it an event when we voted early on Friday.  I got a 4 pack of local craft beer and Kim as usual got a tea from Tim Horton’s.  WAY better than just making a trip out to vote!

The actual vote date was yesterday in Saskatchewan.  The USA Federal election is November 3rd.

We voted & got our treats.  We came home, I had a late supper, sat down with a beer & watched my brother & 2 friends (King for a Day) playing at a local restaurant as well as live streaming their acoustic show on Facebook.  Their full on, 5 member rock band is “Room 333”, the room number I was in during 2008 and a bit after.

The last live show I played was a benefit show, one of at least 3, for a disability charity on January 25th 2008.  I passed out at work with brain cancer on February 5th, 2008.  I was playing in a rock band with my younger brother.  He wasn’t done playing live yet & still isn’t.  He formed a new group with friends from the music scene and called it “Room 333”.  An indie band organization has recognized them but their acoustic cover band actually pays better.  Same with me.  I started out just singing in a cover group during University, learned very basic guitar to fill out the sound, & made cash to upgrade my music gear.  All while working a part time job.  I ended up dropping out of University & going to technical college instead & got my diploma as a printing press operator.

I knew pretty early that music would just be a hobby, since I only got my own guitar from my parents for my 21st birthday.  Fell in love with guitar & now I’ve found my way back to it.  I never really finished up “Razor” by Foo Fighters and “Addicted to Pain” by Alter Bridge could use more shine and memorization.  I’ll work on those & “Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters this week! 

Foo Fighters in general never get old for me.  They’ve easily been my favorite band since 1998 when I became obsessed with them.  What’s our living room art work above our couch?  8 individually framed vinyl records by Foo Fighters.  That’s a group among very few that I purchase on CD.  That’s the band that made me want to create music.  They’re my initial test of listening to loud distorted guitar music.

I’ve got a PRS model now so this definitely calls for “Alter Bridge” in drop Db tuning!  It may not be a signature Mark Tremonti PRS, but it’s a PRS S2.

We had a birthday supper at our friends’ place for Kim.  Tasty as always & ice cream cake too!  “Auntie” Kim took our “niece” to get her hair rainbow coloured, looks pretty cool.  Our “nephew” wanted me to read him a book.  He’d bring a book out, ask to sit on my lap, I’d read a paragraph then he’d take off & get a different book in 20 seconds.  He’s only 2 years old, pretty funny!

Chatting with my buddy later on, it was good to find out that I’m not the only one that’s camera shy while playing guitar.  At this point for me it’s more of what I do for me as a hobby & exercise as my psychiatrist says, not something I do for other people.  If I couldn’t actually play guitar I wouldn’t be mentioning it or trying to record videos to put on Facebook.  I’m not saying I’ll never attempt a video again, but right now it’s not fun for me doing that.  I think about anything other than the task at hand, being a goofball on camera is much easier!

I’m not as good on guitar as I was in my 7th year of playing, but I’m learning & applying new stuff & songs, as well as songs that I’ve never tried before in order to challenge myself.  That’s definitely part of the reason I’m often quiet.  If EVERYBODY’s talking, who’s listening?  What wisdom can I share and what will you teach me?   

I said earlier that I’d never buy a Gibson.  Why did I say that?  They’re currently & for many years have been far beyond my price range despite my adoration of a Gibson Les Paul.  The Gibson brand has had a few ups & downs.  Gibson actually stopped production of their Les Paul body style in the 1940s & eventually brought them back.  Les Paul guitars are Gibson’s most well-known guitar & it’s been copied by MANY other brands!  I have a Les Paul copy as well as my Epiphone Les Paul 7 string.  I don’t own a Gibson because of the price.  At this point in my life, I don’t really care what the brand name is on a guitar, I more interested in the sound of a guitar & a modest body shape.  My explorer guitar is odd enough for me.  Same reason I’ll never buy an American Fender or a Core PRS, too expensive in Canada!

I head to bed after 1:00 am on Saturday and playing electric guitar unplugged since we’re in a condo.  I might as well have played through my amplifier in the bedroom!  Kim’s & Brewster were asleep but between the 2 of them it was just a symphony of sound, this is why I fall asleep to rock or metal music, much more relaxing!

Sunday was the day we just get everything ready for the week.  Very lazy Sunday.  Sunday’s energy level went right into Monday for me.  I got up at 1:00 pm Monday still feeling tired, just needed to do some stretching all of my body was tight & a little tender.  I went to bed by 10:00 pm Sunday, woke up to pee at 3:30 am & I was wide awake but tired still until I fell asleep around 9:30 am.

I watched the Presidential debate & quickly realized that I didn’t need to.  It’s all over any & all Canadian news though & there’s nothing on TV anyways & again it was useless for me despite that I’m Canadian.  I know the difference between wrong & right.  I’ve lived through the terror of the Donald Trump administration from afar.  I shake my head and try not to yell at my TV when he’s on there lying.  I can’t vote, but if he wins, I’m pretty sure America can kiss democracy away.  I’m embarrassed that Donald Trump is from the same planet as me.  I’m going into my bubble of non-political news until the US Federal election is over.

Kim is far more optimistic than I am when it comes time to find a wheelchair accessible house in 2022.  We’ll be doing some inexpensive renovations to this place within the next year to make it more to our liking.  If it doesn’t sell or if we can’t find a place in Regina, it’ll be a bit closer to what we want without being a free standing house.  Nothing wrong with our place but we’re too young to live surrounded by grandparents, great grandparents, & a few visiting noisy kids.

After a few days of trying to get Apple products to work I finally got the new “Nothing but Thieves” album to stream.  3 album into their career & I’ve REALLY enjoyed them all!

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris          

“Spread Love”-Ellen Degeneres

LAST OFFICIAL POST OF THE YEAR

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Music throughout the weekend “In Flames”, “Aladdin”, “Trivium”, & “Lamb of God”

 

I’ll be checking my email & Facebook as usual & I’ll likely pop in with the odd post here.  My routine will be similar, but with far fewer posts here.  After Friday, December 20th, I plan to relax & enjoy the holidays.  Hang out with family & friends.  All while practicing on my acoustic guitar, still have to build strength in my individual fingers on my left hand.  The better you are on acoustic, the easier electric guitar is.

I don’t plan on straying too far from my regular food intake, just moderation around Christmas goodies.  I’m at a point where I’ve lost a significant amount of body fat & have gained noticeable muscle.  I’d like to keep that trend going.

I was going to lighten up on the exercise sooner than later, but I’ve changed my mind.  Better to keep things at full tilt for a bit longer.

Well I didn’t make it to my brother’s group’s (Room 333) show at The Exchange Friday evening.  A LOUD rock show.  My dad & I had planned on going but both of my parents weren’t feeling well.  Stayed home with Kim & watched some stuff on the DVR.

Kim struggled most of the day putting up the Christmas tree.  Pre-lit fake tree with a string of lights out on the lower half.  3 trips to a hardware store & she finally just went with a string that are a different shade of white.  I figure once the tree is covered in decorations it won’t matter.

Just need some Christmas lists from others & then we shop & probably do some baking!

We ended up watching the live action version of “Aladdin”.  We rented it from iTunes.  I think we should cancel our “Crave” streaming site, that we rarely watch, & sign up for “Disney +” ASAP.  We have “Netflix” & “Amazon Prime” I’d dump “Crave” in a heartbeat.  For the amount of time that we actually watch TV, we spend for more than we have time to watch.

Today I get to pick out the 37 layers I’ll wear to the outdoor CFL Western final with the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

I wear shorts year ‘round if possible, I hate wearing full length pants, they drive me even further into crazyville.  I plan to come home after the game & peal down to shorts & a T-Shirt.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/ DARON  MALAKIAN & THE SCARS ON BROADWAY

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Music throughout the weekend.

I don’t own this, it is a possibility for me in the future though.  We listened to it on Apple Music.  I put on “Finger Eleven” & Kim piped up instantly saying she had a headache so I changed it to this…

LANGUAGE!!!!!

Have you ever heard “Ronnie James Dio” play “Holy Diver” acoustic?  “Room 333” did it acoustic & live Friday evening.  Somehow it was good, different but good.

 

My father & I went to The Exchange Friday night to see 3/5 of my brother’s group members, Room 333, play acoustic as an opening act for Tyler Gilbert.  I haven’t been there in a long time.  The last time I was there I was in my 1/3 wheelchairs & still in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  My brother & Roque lifted me up on to the slightly higher level, so I could see the show.  I like going to The Exchange it’s not Cheers, but lots of people know who you are by name & never think twice about helping anyone out.

Saturday was quiet.  I woke up, asked Kim “What time is it?”  She replied “9:00 am”.  I reply “Are you not going to work today?”  She replies “No it’s Saturday.”  I don’t know what I was thinking?  Kim spent the day working on her photos/homework for her class.  I got up & showered, which becomes useless at this time of year, I was sweating profusely by 2:00 in the afternoon.  I watched Blue Jays first of 4 Spring Training games left before the regular season starts on Thursday.  Made my vegetable juice for the week & hardboiled eggs for us.  I also wrote down what we needed for groceries.  I felt quite energetic on Saturday despite sweating so much.

For Saturday evening we ordered from “Brown’s Social House”.  I had a burger & yam fries.  I’m still not much of a fan of that place, but EVERYBODY else is.

My younger brother turned 32 on Saturday.

Kim & I rented “Instant Family” from iTunes Saturday night.  A comedy about kids being adopted from the foster care program starring Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne.

This morning Kim went for a walk around Wascana Lake with Jolene.  I got up & showered.  Then went straight to the kitchen to empty the dishwasher & have some breakfast with some “Finger Eleven” playing on the stereo!  I’ll be watching Blue Jays baseball again today, tomorrow, & Tuesday.  Wednesday they’re off for a day, & Thursday is when the regular season/marathon of 162 games that end September 29th.  Blue Jays play the final 2 spring training games in Montreal on Monday & Tuesday.  Mitch’s birthday supper with the family this evening.  I think everybody gave him cash?  Mitch & Rachel just got a new born puppy that needs surgery to fix her heart murmur.  I think she is only 3 or 4 pounds right now?  He surgery will be in Saskatoon & quite expensive.  Also a week long including tests one day, then surgery, & 3 days to recover.  The breeders flat out lied about having insurance for this sort of thing.

 

 

Spider-man “Far From Home” can’t get here fast enough!

Season 3 of “Stranger Things” isn’t that far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is a Keto diet?  A fad.  Works for some people, does nothing for others.  My uncle’s on it & he’s lost a lot of weight, he looks like a different person from a distance.  My mom has tried it & wasn’t successful.  Eat fat to eat the other fat.  Remember the Atkins diet that was eat nothing but protein?  Another fad diet that didn’t work for everyone.

I’m almost sure I’ll buy the “Feed the Machine” album by “Nickleback”?  That will make 4 purchased albums & 2 that I’ll listen to on occasion.

 

DARON MALAKIAN & THE SCARS ON BROADWAY

Daron is the guitar player & 2nd singer for the metal group “System of a Down”.  Serj Tankian is the lead vocalist for “System of a Down”.  It’s very much like “Jerry Cantrell” & “Layne Staley” in the original line-up for “Alice in Chains”.  Sort of 2 singers in one band.

All of the members of “System of a Down” are Armenian.

Anyways, Daron Malakian has released 2 albums as “Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway” a self-titled album in 2008 & an album titled “Dictator” in 2018.  “System of a Down” has released 5 individual albums, 2 in 2005 that fit together as a double album.  There are rumours floating around that they might get together to record a new album, but I’m not holding my breath for it.  They do have tour dates in America that likely doesn’t mean anything though.  They’ve toured on & off over the years.

 

2008   Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway

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

 

2018   “Dictator”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

 

As for the Toronto Blue Jays, they can’t trade center fielder, I assume more because of his batting average?  They’ve already bought out 2 contracts to set the players free or cheap enough to trade early in the off season to a tune of $56,000,000.  Kevin Pillar will get $521,100 this year.  Next year he goes through arbitration expecting to make over $5,000,000.  Buy out his contract to make room for the 20 year old Short Stop Bo Bichette or a fourth outfielder Anthony Alford.

Blue Jay fans aren’t expecting much this year with so many players coming up from the minor leagues this year & Bichette played well enough to at least platoon short stop with the veteran they signed to a 1 year contract.  Bichette & Vladimir Guerrero Junior should both be in the major league in mid-April!  At the moment Blue Jay fans have no reason to buy a ticket for opening day on Thursday.  I’d go if I could afford to, since I’ve never been to a MLB game.  Out of 162 games, I predict them to win 60-70 games this year, I hope they prove me wrong.  To make the playoffs you need to win at least 95 games.  No playoffs for the Jays this year, lots of young players!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night I went out to The Exchange, The Club side with my dad to see ‘Room 333’ play.  Good show, small venue for a full on hard rock act but it sounded good.  They have a 3 or 4 song EP coming out.  They do have an album on iTunes!  Seeing them live you also get to see drummer Chris Dimas playing drums like nobody else!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id1264904399

 

I love going to The Exchange to see bands, & people I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  That’s one of very few if not the only venue in town for original artists to play.  The last band I was in played there a lot & only 2 other venues that are now gone.  I do not miss hauling my guitar, amplifier, & speaker cabinet home at 2:30 am after playing for an hour though.  I’m old, I’d need a roadie now “I’m done, now get all of my gear home for me please, $20 OK?”  One of the last shows we played before I got sick was a benefit show for Telemiracle.  They raise money to help those in need of medical equipment.  They gave us $11,000 towards a wheelchair van for me that was $18,000.  It’s a full weekend of entertainment in Saskatoon or Regina for people to call in & donate to the cause.  I think we played 2 benefit shows, with all of the money going to Telemiracle.  I think the last concert I played was for Telemiracle, we hit the stage at 1:00 am.  Ugh, I liked playing to an audience but there were 16 people left at that time, including the bar staff & a sound guy.  The next day I go on to a post board to thank people for coming & I get a response of “Thanks, I was the guy on the left!”  I’ve played to 16 people & 500 people.  With the lights in my eyes it’s hard to tell who’s out there, might as well entertain whoever’s there.  Leave it all on the stage, then pack up your gear in the wee hours of the morning.

We were never rich or famous.  We just played what we wanted to hear.  No sense in having a hobby you don’t like!

 

My dad, uncle, & I made a trip to the north end of town to the Sobey’s liquor store today in the late afternoon, went back to my parents’ house to slap on some sun lotion & went to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Our season tickets are on the East side of the field.  We were sweating/dying for the first 3 quarters since the east side gets a lot of sun, especially when the game starts at 4:30 pm & it’s +31 Celcius which is 87.8 Fahrenheit.  By the fourth quarter the sun had gone down enough that we were in the shade & we won!  It was a very entertaining football game!

 

I checked out the price of 18 cans of beer they sell at the stadium for $9 a can, but if you buy it at a liquor store it work out to $25 for 18 cans which is roughly &1.39 a can.  It’s a HUGE increase for profit in the new stadium but I’ve only had 2 beer for $5 each at the old stadium since the washrooms weren’t very convenient.  Now they’re easily accessible but the beer is grossly overpriced.  No beer for this guy!  Today my uncle bought us each a needed cold beer though.  We got to our wheelchair section & I immediately grabbed a bottled water out of our bag I was incredibly hot.

 

My uncle & cousins flew home today, & Kim gets home today as well.  Kim & her sister drove home by Prince Albert to help their aunt get settled into her new house.  She moved from Prince George in B.C. to be closer to family.  Her husband passed away from 2 heart attacks & I think cancer, while I was in the hospital.  I liked him very cool guy!

 

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

 

Nothing was mentioned about this earlier.  “Slayer” playing ‘Raining Blood’ on Jimmy Fallon!  WOW, I didn’t see that coming!  This was on the evening of Thursday, July 27.

 

I have issues with 99% of what Gene Simmons says.  The music industry isn’t dead.  Maybe KISS is just not as popular as they were in 70s & 80s?

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-music-business-dead-because-fans-wont-pay-music/   Money’s great!  But it’s not everything Gene!

 

Alter Bridge live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And the “Making a Murderer” plot thickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/averys-lawyer-offers-10000-in-proof-of-guilt-challenge-w494834

 

Blue Jays are playing 3 games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  After the 4 game winning streak against the Oakland Athletics I hope nobody got a false sense of them making the playoffs.  They still have 7 teams ahead of them for the second wild card spot.  Oakland came into Toronto with the exact same win-loss record as Toronto.  It’s nice to see a winning streak, but the 4 game winning streak didn’t really do anything for them.

By Tuesday I hope this team looks different!  Monday at noon Eastern Time is the trade deadline.  If possible I hope they get a pile of young prospects & a few younger current players.  If they’re able to dump 3 or 4 players that means they could take $60M or $80M off the payroll of old under preforming veterans.  There 6 players they have now that I wouldn’t even consider trading, 3 of them are in the minor league system.  From what I hear they’re keeping the old players with HUGE contracts & loading up the minor league teams with really good prospects if possible.  This won’t be like the trade deadline of 2015.  They won’t be a playoff contender until the 2019 season at the earliest.

 

Stephen Colbert’s political monologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Massive fire at EDM festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/massive-fire-forces-evacuation-at-barcelona-edm-festival-w494919

 

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I fell asleep to “”Royal Blood” their only album, then “Room 333” the album “Red Dragon”, & finally “Third Ion” the album “Biolith”

I exercised to “Chevelle” the album “La Gargola”

 

I’ve been doing my exercises as usual.  Just slowly building to the number of repetitions I’m hoping to eventually get to.  Right now I’m at 200 crunches, 30 pushups, & on Tuesday I added a back exercise Kim showed me.  You lay on your front & raise your arms & legs.  I hold that for a count of 5 & do that 10 times.  I’ve decided not to even attempt squats or leg lifts until my sciatic nerve is healed 100%.  My expectations of my exercise are much higher than I’m supposed to do.  I’m dropping the total of everything………………not what I want to do.  However, I’ve already reached the limit of visits to the chiropractor that I can claim for taxes until next year.  I’ve seen him quite a bit for this nerve nuisance.

I’m hoping to do 1200 crunches, 80 pushups, 80 squats, 80 leg lifts, & 20 – 30 back things a day.  It’s less than before but probably not low enough as others wanted.  Right now the numbers are varying.  Seeing what my limits are without doing too much.

As for what else I’m working on, I’ll give you the full deal on Friday.

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their free/rented music.  I’m now at 3 concerts I can’t afford to go to.  “Walk off the Earth” $71/ticket, “Ed Sheeran” $117/ticket, & “In Flames” which I think has passed already.  All of these were/are also out of town 2 of them are 2.5 hours away, the other was 8 hours away.  After we pay a crap load of money for the tickets.  We still have gas, food & accommodations to pay for.  Do musicians think we all have hundreds of dollars burning a hole in our pockets?

Yes, I buy my music from iTunes & then it’s mine, no longer a possession of iTunes/Apple.  I look at streaming sites & iTunes differently.  Apple Music (the streaming service) I see as an apartment.  You pay a monthly fee.  Great, what do you own?  Nothing, it feels more like renting to me.  They can evict you (shut down) whenever they want.  I use Apple Music to preview a band I’ve never heard before.  I’m not saying to use it as I do, that’s just how I choose to use it.

Kim just uses it as a radio.  Yesterday was the first time she actually “downloaded” an album to stream.

I pay a fee for every album I purchase from iTunes.  It’s mine then, I purchased it, if Apple wants to take it away, I’d consider that flat out theft!  I see it as making mortgage payments.  Sure I can be evicted but it’ll be much more difficult, unless I break the rules.  I think if they ever shut down, which could easily happen, I’ll get to keep my files, especially since I have them backed up on an external hard drive or I own some on CD.

 

I think “Royal Blood” may be announcing a preorder date soon?  I saw what I think is a new tune on their Facebook page.

 

Want to hear 21 live songs by “The Watchmen” out of Winnipeg, Manitoba?  Preorder “Live & in Stereo” on iTunes & thank me later!

 

Queens of the Stone Age are saying they’re done recording the new album?  They also said this in the late fall/early winter.

I’m pretty sure I heard a clip of Josh Homme saying he was done lead guitar & vocals months ago?

http://diymag.com/2017/03/28/queens-of-the-stone-age-album-finished

 

So many Alter Bridge fans like the album “Blackbird”, it’s good but highly overrated I find.  I’d rate it 5th out of the 5 studio albums they’ve released.  My list from worst to first would be; “Blackbird”, “One Day Remains”, “ABIII”, “Fortress”, & “The Last Hero”

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-albums-ranked/#photogallery-1=1

 

What I know for sure.  April 7th I’ll get the live Watchmen album & Pentatonix 7 song EP of covers.  May will bring the new Linkin Park, & June will bring the new Stone Sour.  Everything but Stone Sour, Royal Blood, & Queens of the Stone Age I have on preorder.  The last 3 have yet to release anything.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S.  Sorry, I tried to keep it short, I really held back.  I’m a blabber mouth though.  Monday MLB kicks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “….like clockwork”.  Guess who played drums on this album?  The name rhymes with Rave Roll?

I exercised to “A. D.D.” the album “Core” then “Alice in Chains” their Greatest Hits” the songs before singer, Layne Staley, died from a heroin overdose.

I remember Chris Messer telling me that the band I was with in university, should play “Man in the Box” my voice hadn’t completely changed from being a bass singer in high school yet.  The song was pretty difficult for me.

 

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I exercise daily because I have to if I want to walk again.  I miss it when I’m supposed to be relaxing.  The part I really like about it is my rotation of T-Shirts that fit has grown!  Seems as though each week I can add another shirt into the mix.  This week started off with the addition of 3 T-Shirts.  That’s my wardrobe, concert T-Shirts & mostly shorts.

I really don’t like the heat!  Our windows face south so it’s always warm in here.  Even if the blinds are closed, even in the winter, it can get up to 89F or 28C.  Far too warm for me!  In the summer I can turn on the air conditioner to keep it at 22C.  In the winter I’m hooped?  I don’t even turn on the heat.  I did last winter & it kicked in 3 times, the rest of the winter it was really “hot in herre” even when I left the door open.  The heat from the sun kept it at a more than balmy 89F, 31C.  If we were going out I’d keep my shorts & T-Shirt on & bring my jacket with me.  I don’t wear my winter jacket much, usually a bunny hug/hoodie.  If you’re from Saskatchewan you know what a bunny hug is, if you’re anywhere else & say that, people look at you like you’re absolutely crazy!  That or on occasion in other Canadian provinces someone will say “So, you’re from Saskatchewan I assume?”

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “Poison in Your Veins”

 

50 disturbing songs people love

http://loudwire.com/disturbing-songs-that-people-love/

 

Consequence of Sound review “Deepwater Horizon”

 

Steven Avery, Making a Murderer, is engaged.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/making-a-murderer-subject-steven-avery-gets-engaged-w442409

 

“10,000 Days” was most recent album released by Tool.  Here are some funny ways that fans are looking at this dry spell.

http://loudwire.com/funniest-new-tool-album-memes/

 

Sharon Osbourne discussing her marriage with Ozzy Osbourne on “Conan”

http://loudwire.com/sharon-osbourne-she-and-ozzy-worked-out-marital-issues/

 

I guess you can stream the new “Opeth” album already.  Release is tomorrow.  If you plan on streaming it today, you should tell your boss you’ll see them on Monday?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-opeths-progressive-lovelorn-new-album-sorceress-w442549

 

Benedict Cumberbatch sings with Pink Floyd singer David Gilmour.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/david-gilmour-benedict-cumberbatch-sing-comfortably-numb-w442606

 

“The Pretty Reckless” made a video for the song “Take me Down”

http://vevo.ly/ED3Oaf

 

Check out this acoustic show in Regina!

“Dear friends, as you know I play very few shows, in an attempt to remedy this I’m playing a show this weekend (Saturday) at the cathedral social hall (formerly the freehouse) with my homies Mitch Fraser and J.D. Lemire. Shows starts at 9 and there is no cover so if you’re feeling like an outing and some live local music come on by! We’ll be playing some of my own music and some acoustic renditions of room333 songs.”

 

 

Hahahahaha!  Donald Trump!  He won’t EVER live this down

 

“Korn” with Corey Taylor of “Slipknot”

http://loudwire.com/korn-a-different-world-slipknot-corey-taylor/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAmszB9UE_4

“It’s on www.youtube.com but don’t you dare promote it!”  OK, I’m not a fan of “Korn” anyways.

 

Paul Simon on Austin City Limits.  I love the album “Graceland”!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/preview-paul-simons-joyous-debut-acl-performance-w441997

 

Chocolate mint stout available at Rebellion this afternoon!  “HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY”

 

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ROOM 333 at BUSHWAKKERS

I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” the album “The Astonishing”

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Yep, good times at Bushwakkers pub last night. My brother’s band, Room 333, was playing 2 sets of acoustic versions of their songs. It was a really great show! No cover charge & good beer. I forgot how good their beer is………………………………I wonder why? Nah, I only had 3 pints in 2 hours. I haven’t been in there probably 9-10 years. Good music always sounds better with tasty beverages!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

They have an album before this one. Sorry, it’s not on iTunes though, only on CD at their shows.

I need to remember I’m not in my 20s anymore. I should be home earlier than 11:30 pm without alcohol. I’m really tired & I was really good at procrastinating today. I got everything & more done today. Now it’s almost 1:00 pm though!

REMINDER Kongos out of South Africa have a new album out tomorrow or if you’d like to have it tonight, it will be on iTunes at 12:00 am Eastern time.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/egomaniac/id1102580698

Dana Carvey guest on Conan O’Brien show. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-dana-carvey-show-off-dance-move-david-bowie-taught-him-20160608

Maya Rudolph & Martin Short on Tuesday nights is a must see variety show “Maya & Marty”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-tina-fey-maya-rudolph-sing-wacky-variety-show-medley-20160608

There is no way this was 17 years ago? That or I’m older than I think? Crap……………it was! 1999.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-californication-album-anniversary/

Alter Bridge update

“From Elvis – Currently Printing the 8th mix of the new Alter Bridge record. This one is a monster and an adventure!!”

Blink 182 has a new album & a new song

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-blink-182s-anthemic-new-song-rabbit-hole-20160608

Red Hot Chili Peppers will appear on James Corden for a carpool karaoke segment

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/red-hot-chili-peppers-to-sing-hits-on-carpool-karaoke-20160608

Ed Sheeran is being sued millions of dollars for the song “Photograph” by who? An X Factor winner?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-sued-for-more-than-20-million-for-alleged-plagiarism-20160608

Sevendust tour dates. Regina is among them.

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-august-north-american-tour-crobot-red-tide-rising/

I love this Queens of the Stone Age album!

Maynard, of Tool, pranks Brian “Head”, of Korn.

http://loudwire.com/korn-brian-head-welch-trolled-maynard-james-keenan-religious-beliefs/

Foo Fighters’ albums ranked

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

Iron Maiden tour posters banned in Lithuania

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-tour-poster-banned-lithuania-tribute-disc-stone-sour-trivium/

Halestorm shared this live song…………..LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

BASEBALL GAME TODAY aka I’LL BE OUT OF HERE EARLY

I fell asleep to “Room 333” the entire album “Red Dragon” followed by half of “Tegan & Sara” the album “Heartthrob”

I exercised to “Chevelle” all 8 on shuffle for a bit then “Chromeo” the album “White Woman”

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Who gets to take an afternoon off to be at a baseball game at 4:00 pm eastern time in N.Y.? It baffles me that they have a decent crowd for games at that time?

So I was watching “The Ellen Degeneres Show” while she interviewed Hillary Clinton. They’re both tired of the campaign, who isn’t? At least when it’s all said & done they get to vote. As Canadians we just get to watch the 3 ring circus called Donald Trump until, hopefully November. If he gets elected I’ll be EXTREMELY worried! Face it, nobody gives a hoot about Canada, we’re pretty much known as that cold country above the USA. I don’t really follow politics at all, & I don’t vote. I’m not telling you who to vote for, I’m saying I’d vote for Hillary Clinton ASAP! If Trump is elected, I’ll suggest to Justin Trudeau that Canada should build a wall at our southern border & make the USA pay for it? Remember Trump, you’re “…really rich…”

Ronnie James Dio released “Holy Diver” 33 years ago Wednesday.

http://loudwire.com/dio-holy-diver-anniversary/

Third Ion album teaser for their 2nd album

Green Day albums ranked

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

I do like “Uno” which is ranked among the worst albums. Music is VERY subjective. To each their own!

Pretty good despite the lack of a 2nd guitar!

At midnight eastern time tonight the new “Tegan and Sara” album “Boyfriend” will be available for download on iTunes.

In Flames shared it……

Tremonti’s on the road

“Landed in Frankfurt! I have no idea how the crew is going to fit all of our gear into this tiny trailer, hope they are good at Tetris!”

Let’s see what the kid thinks of “Dust”

For what it’s worth I prefer “Cauterize” over “Dust” both are really good though, if you’re into this type of music.

Well, look at that another article, Q & A, with Mark Tremonti?? Who’d have thought.

http://www.headbangerslifestyle.com/interviews/397/tremonti-qa-with-mark-tremonti

Cross walk musical with James Corden “The Lion King”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-seth-rogen-rose-byrne-stage-the-lion-king-on-corden-20160526

Chris Cornell celebrates 25 year anniversary of “Temple of the Dog”. FANTASTIC album!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-celebrates-return-temple-of-the-dog-masters/

New band alert, well I’ve never heard of them? “Stitched up Heart” borderline metal if you like “Halestorm” and/or “The Pretty Reckless”, this is worth checking out. First full length album available for preorder on iTunes. Release date of June 17. There is also a single & a 3 song EP on iTunes available now.

http://loudwire.com/stitched-up-heart-monster-video/

I went to iTunes to preorder this album. We now have an “Apple Music” account & now iTunes is screwed up again. I search for something I’ve bought in “My Music” & it takes me to the “Apple Music” site? How I wish Steve Jobs was still alive!

Oh, Jimmy Fallon with Adam Sandler.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-adam-sandler-jimmy-fallon-honor-troops-with-garth-brooks-parody-20160526

Halestorm shared it…..

AC/DC likes what Axl Rose is doing, while fronting the band in Europe.

http://loudwire.com/angus-young-axl-rose-ac-dc-doing-very-well/

Anyone interested in some “Tremonti” “Cauterize” merchandise? Get it now! They’re clearing out the warehouse.

http://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/tremonti/79109,l-en.html

Dave Grohl’s group “Scream” before he joined Nirvana is on iTunes. ThisI album is only available on this site. iTunes has other albums.

http://www.dischord.com/release/083/fumble

I love me some Stevie Wonder, especially this song!!!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

PENALTIES FOR ATHLETES/FRIDAY WILL BE A SHORT BLOG…..BASEBALL!!!!!!

I first tried to fall asleep to 4 or 5 portions of different albums & finally fell asleep to “Room 333” the album “Red Dragon” woke up inn the middle of the night & fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Yield”

I exercised to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Happiness is not a Fish That You Can Catch”

Tuesday Major League Baseball, MLB, sent their first punishment to a player involved in a domestic assault case, no charges were made but the guy had a gun. I don’t understand why the police weren’t involved? MLB gave the player a 30 game suspension. A slap on the wrist if you ask me. In any sport, for any wrong doing I say an entire season for the first violation, be it abuse, steroid use or whatever it is. The second offense, a lifetime suspension. No pay during both suspensions. Barry Bonds didn’t hit 77 home runs in one season without steroid use? If you add 4 home runs to that, it’s 1 home run every other game over 162 games. WAKE UP, HE CHEATED!!!!! Yet he’s on the ballot for the Hall of Fame, or he was at one point?

Does this mean MLB finds domestic abuse less harmful than a kid in the minor leagues caught smoking marijuana & given a 50 game suspension? If so, that’s REALLY messed up. The kid won’t hurt anybody, but a guy involved in a domestic abuse situation with a gun is far more dangerous than a kid with a joint!

The guy down the street that works at a gas station doesn’t always get 3 mistakes if he screws up. Why do professional athletes get special treatment?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Say it ain’t so! At least they aren’t breaking up! LANGUAGE!!!!! Nick Lachey is taking over as lead singer? AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe the news today. I can’t close my eyes & make it go away”

I was watching my “Criminal Minds” DVDs & look at that a “Jonny Cash” fan as the killer in season 3????????????????? Did I just blow Jonny Cash’s fans’ minds?????????? To be fair there is an episode in the series that they base a profile on a serial killer that listens to “Metallica”. Yes, these are the actual songs used in the show.

Pentatonix 10 best cover songs

http://www.fuse.tv/2015/12/best-pentatonix-covers?utm_campaign=fuse&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&campaign=scl%7Ctwt%7Cfsc

Lamb of God shared it……..

I guess the Guns n’ Roses’ shows in Las Vegas will include a phenomenal opening act!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/guns-n-roses-confirm-reunion-concert-for-mexico-city/

New “Ghostbusters” trailer. I’m not a young child anymore & Bill Murray’s comedy I’ve just really never understood? This trailer alone looks better to me, since I’m a big fan of the cast!

I tried listening to some “Soulfly” but it was just not for me. LANGUAGE!!!!

http://loudwire.com/soulfly-2016-us-tour-suffocation-battlecross/

Royal Blood shared it. Fantastic album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jimmy Fallon as Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/fallon-as-trump-delivers-goofy-grandiose-super-tuesday-victory-speech-20160303

Stephen Colbert breaks down Trump’s Super Tuesday speech

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-break-down-trumptastic-super-tuesday-20160303

WHAT?????? WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER FOR THIS GARBAGE TO END?????? I DON’T EVEN LIVE IN THE USA & I’M TIRED OF BEING FORCE FED THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 years ago Metallica released the album “Master of Puppets”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-album-anniversary/

Foo Fighters funniest moments. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE?!!!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/foo-fighters-funniest-moments?utm_campaign=nme-daily-3rd-march-03-03-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Tremonti song & article

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2016-03-03/tremonti-tease-the-cage

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MORE TIME THAN I THOUGHT….THIS WILL BE SHORTER THOUGH

Wednesday’s blog will be a short one also. Baseball game at the same time tomorrow. I swear Blue Jay fans in Toronto either fake it & call in sick, or their employer just lets them leave early after lunch?

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Alice in Chains”. Everything on shuffle. All of the albums, Greatest Hits & a 3 CD box set!

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog w/ Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!

Dave Mustaine calls the new “Megadeth” lineup an “Upgrade”

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-upgraded-new-megadeth-members/

The sooner “Royal Blood” releases an album, the better! When you get a phone call from Dave Grohl asking if you’ll hit the road opening for “Foo Fighters” you must be doing something right!

http://www.nme.com/news/royal-blood/89142?utm_campaign=nme-20th-oct-20-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I guess “Blink 182” has written & recorded 5 songs with their new band member.

http://www.nme.com/news/blink-182/89153?utm_campaign=nme-20th-oct-20-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Final trailer for the upcoming ‘Star Wars’! I’ll wait until the hard core fans see it 10 times in the theater, while complaining that it doesn’t hold up like the previous films.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-star-wars-the-force-awakens-final-trailer-release/390700?utm_campaign=nme-20th-oct-20-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Ryan Adams welcomes Jimmy Kimmel to New York

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/ryan-adams-welcomes-jimmy-kimmel-to-new-york-with-taylor-swift-cover-20151020

New video from “Faith no More”

http://loudwire.com/faith-no-more-sunny-side-up-video/

“Lamb of God” cartoon parody of Halloween

Songs I like, “Stillseed” if you like Hard Rock borderline metal, get this on iTunes now. Regina band, now some are current members of “Room 333” with my brother.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/reborn/id189563744

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

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Bye,

Chris