CONCERT UPDATE QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE WITH OPENERS ROYAL BLOOD

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Quiet Mother’s Day.  Over to my parents’ house for BBQ chicken & ribs, avocado salad & potato salad.  Followed by 2 tasty cakes.  Yes, I tried both cakes to make sure they were up to standard for everyone else……You’re welcome, I aim to please!

Lots of people there for supper.  Mom, dad, Kent, Leanne, my cousins Megan Gagnon, Danielle Gagnon, Grandma, Grandpa, aunt Leanne’s parents, Clint & Dorothy White, Mitch, Rachel was at a wedding shower, Kim & I.  I feel as though I’m missing someone?  Sorry, lots of people & 2 dogs, Mac & Goose, Brewster stayed with Sherry & James.

Yes, I have converted my dad into a “Big Wreck”, “Foo Fighters”, & “Royal Blood” fan & now a “Queens of the Stone Age” fan.  I saw “Royal Blood” open for “Foo Fighters” with my father in 2015.  I’ve never seen “Queens of the Stone Age” before this though.  A very quick trip to Calgary to see the show.  Drive on Wednesday, get there in time for supper.  Concert was on Thursday night.  Drove back to Regina on Friday & got here at about 6:00 pm.  A big thank you to my Aunt & Uncle Kent & Leanne Fraser for letting dad & I stay at their house!  Kent is my dad’s younger brother

When we saw Foo Fighters in 2015 my uncle said to me, “So you’ll only come to Calgary if Foo Fighters are in town?”  I should have said this time “Nope, we’ll come for Queens of the Stone Age too!”  In actuality Kim & I might go there for a bit of vacation time during the summer in the next few years.

This is just to show that a guy in a wheelchair can get out & still live a relatively ‘normal’ life with the help of family & friends!  My legs work a bit, so I’ll need help if I’m somewhere new.  By the 2nd day I figured out how to stand at the washroom counter on the main floor & the second floor to brush my teeth & wash my face.  Dad had to help me get to the toilet, not really a big deal?

The concert was FANTASTIC!  Royal Blood now has 2 ten song albums out & Queens of the Stone Age have 7 albums out.  The most recent album was produced by Mark Ronson who released 1 album with guest vocalist including “Uptown Funk” with “Bruno Mars”, I was curious at first just to hear what would come out of the 2 working together and the album was really good, live was even better.  Royal Blood opened…

Queens of the Stone Age were the headliner.  I’m not sure how long Royal Blood played for but they started right at 8:00 pm, which was nice, & Queens of the Stone Age finished right at 11:00 pm.  Short show, but well worth the trip….

I remember more songs they played but that’s quite a few already!  Nice needed break!

 

Yes, I consider myself a Metallica fan now, a friend of mine is a HUGE fan & lent me the CDs.  I have the studio albums & the live album with the symphony.  I had a few on CD as well.  I totally agree with the musicians having a strong dislike for Napster & now all of these streaming sites.  I personally hate them.  I use iTunes, if I had the physical space I’d start a vinyl collection!  Unless you’re buying a TON of merchandise, alcohol, clothing, or a fragrance released by your favourite artists, that’s the only way they’re able to continue doing what they’re do!  They’re not making money from album sales anymore!  Swedish metal groups Opeth & In Flames have their own brand of beer from Opeth & Gin from In Flames.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/metallicas-kirk-hammett-were-still-right-about-suing-napster-w520290

I used Napster, I downloaded Torrent files for free also.  While I was sick, we’d go to a music store & I’d pick out CDs, 2 a month when I was able to go home for a few hours at night.  I’d ask Kim to purchase the 2 CDs.  “Do you have this already?” she’d ask.  I usually said “Yes, the Torrent file”.  I carried on this way until CDs dropped in price.  Then I started to use iTunes.  I figured, “I was working for a paycheck, why not musicians?”  You’re entitled to get your music however you like.  Maybe it’s different than what I choose to do?  That’s fine with me, I use iTunes & Kim uses Apple Music.  Whatever floats your boat, I use Apple Music to preview an album before I buy it on iTunes.

 

“Trivium” needs to come back to Saskatoon, as well as “In Flames”.  Not only to play a show there but my “Trivium” & “In Flames” shirts both have a hole in the right armpit.  Now designated as exercise shirts.

 

Trailer for the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!  I heard it was in the works & that Sacha Baron Cohen “Borat” was fired when they got into the production, finally it’s here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/first-bohemian-rhapsody-trailer-released/

 

Mark Tremonti likes “The Cars”?  AWESOME!

I agree.  The Blue Jays are paying $20,000,000 a year for injured short stop, Troy Tulowitzki.  He was good for 2.5 months at the end of 2015 and currently hasn’t played since July of 2017.  His fielding is great, his hitting is more than questionable.  At least it’s not my money!  There’s about 6 rookie short stops waiting in the minor leagues, Tulowitzki has created a road block for.  The Blue Jays got him in the last week of July 2015.  He was good right up to mid-October, & hasn’t been the same since.

 

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TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

Followed by “Nothing but Thieves” their debut self-titled album

Why is this world so full of hatred?  Does anybody see religion against religion, colour against colour, gender against gender, or sexuality against sexuality?  Somebody PLEASE show me where that is written & who wrote or said it?  If any of this is true, why aren’t all Muslims terrorist?  Or all white people a part of the KKK?

It’s not Religion or else I’d be in a holy war against all non-Christian Religions.  I don’t care about someone else’ sexuality, race, or anyone’s difference in lifestyle!  If you’re a good person, let’s hang out!  If you’re not a good person, GO AWAY!  If only it was that easy!

I don’t understand the Q in #LGBTQ.  I don’t have to understand it, I have to acknowledge it, and I do.  I know it stands for ‘queer’ but none of those initials should not define you as a good or bad person.

My other question is the song “Imagine” by John Lennon appropriate at Christmas time?

Great song about peace!!!!!  If there’s “…no religion….” There’s no Christmas!  Kim & I were watching “A Pentatonix Christmas” & that was the final song.  Great song, but I don’t understand why it’s in a Christmas special?

 

I think everyone has both a good & bad personality.  I also think we can all do a little better & focus more on the good in us.  Not just at the holiday season, but every day!  We can all do better every day!

 

You know it will be entertaining.  You know………………..because he’s crazy.

http://loudwire.com/watch-trailer-charles-manson-documentary-narrated-rob-zombie/

 

Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of the year.  Wow, my list will be 10, I couldn’t afford 50!  I may have bought 15 or 20 & some of them were just OK.  2 of these 50 albums I bought & will make my list.  Most of the others I’ve either never heard of or are just not for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2017-w511763

 

We can’t afford the gas to see Queens of the Stone Age in Calgary, Edmonton, or Winnipeg.  I would REALLY like to see them in Calgary on Thursday, May 17th.  Forget about tickets, which regular seating or general admission is at most $70 plus fees & taxes!  I would expect wheelchair seating to be $49-$70 as it shows on www.ticketmaster.ca.   Gas alone will kill our money tree.

This looks like a really good show to me.  We also had our passports expire while I was sick.  This show is out of the question for me.  It’s also a bit to hit & miss for me anyways.  Tool, A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, & Stitched Up Heart.  Many more too………

http://loudwire.com/tool-avenged-sevenfold-alice-in-chains-headline-2018-rock-on-the-range/

Sometimes I don’t like the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere.  Some bands must think “We’ll play everywhere in Canada except the northern Territories, Maritimes, & Saskatchewan”.  Weird, yet In Flames from Sweden has been to Saskatoon about 2 or 3 years ago!  Some bands hit Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver & call that a Canadian tour.  Those places are minimum a 2 day drive for us!

I have to see Queens of the Stone Age at least once before I die.  This is their 7th studio album, & it’s AWESOME, makes me want to bust a move, in my wheelchair!

 

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I’M GOOD, JUST A BAD DAY ON TUESDAY

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I fell asleep to “Barenaked Ladies” the new album “Fake Nudes” followed by “In Flames” new 4 song EP of cover songs “Down, Wicked & Not so Good”, then their album “Siren Charms”

So, no worries, all is well!  I just needed a day away from my regular routine.  Got back to my exercise & such the next day.  So only 3 days of exercise this week.  I couldn’t quite make it to the Christmas break to relax, I’m confident I can now though.  300 pushups, 300 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 180 triceps’ pushups, & 120 back flexes.  I need to do some cardio!  Funny thing is that when I was using an exercise bike 3 days a week, my exercise therapist would take my heart rate before & after 30-45 minutes.  It was 98 per minute before & after weird?  One day it went up to 108 after a session.  “Are you OK?” she asked.  I said “Yep, I’m fine!” it wasn’t a big deal to me.  I wasn’t breathing heavily or sweating at all, I was fine

I was watching “The Flash” TV show & learned something during it, since I used to think the same way oddly enough, “Why me?”  Then he answered his own question, “Why not me?” I’m not super or a hero, but I can deal with this situation.  Sure, I’ll have the odd bad day like anyone else.  In the end I’d rather be the one in my situation than watch anyone else go through this, it’s not terrible though I’m alive!  I’ve got a lot of support & that’s all I need.  So, hold my beer & watch this!

The connection from my computer iTunes to our stereo is out of whack still.  The only way I can listen to music through our stereo is if it’s NOT in my library.  I have to use our Apple Music account & not put anything in my library.  Believe it or not that really bothered me.

I had a mini-melt down Monday evening.  iTunes just went to shreds on me, & I was feeling a TON of stress regarding the Christmas season.  I spend my cash on 3 things, iTunes, concerts, concert merchandise & alcohol when I’m out of everything.  It’s nowhere close to what I used to spend on alcohol.  12 beer a month & 3 or 4 bottles of hard liquor 4 times a year.  I don’t drink at the football games because it is $9 for a regular size can of generic pilsner.  I can purchase a case of 15 pilsner cans for the house for $18 if I wanted to (which I don’t).

When the CFL is done with their contract to Molson Brewery.  I hope the teams can bring in local craft breweries (like the Roughriders intended with the new stadium).

 

Drummer, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, hospitalized for heart issues, but is in good spirit & is recovering.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-hospital-cancel-day-of-errors-tour/

 

Charles Manson died on the weekend as well.  Now Americans can rest assured that their taxes aren’t going towards keeping him alive.

 

Well we lost AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young last weekend.  I hope this isn’t the end of AC/DC for the fans out there.  I’m not an AC/DC fan, I’m a Motorhead fan.  However you know what you’re getting when you purchase either one of these bands albums.  I just prefer the sound of Motorhead.  Here’s Muse doing AC/DC’s “Back in Black” with singer Bryan Johnson of AC/DC.

 

A handful of concerts I’d love to go to but the money tree is bare & some are just bad timing for others to go.  I’ve never seen Queens of the Stone Age live, & they’re touring with Royal Blood as their opener.  I’ve also never seen Stone Sour or Halestorm live.  I am going to Big Wreck’s 20th anniversary of their first album “In loving memory of….” though!

 

These 2 above are making their way to Saskatoon, but it’s a Sunday.  It’s a co-headlining tour with 2 or 3 other bands opening for them.

 

I’ve also never seen Queens of the Stone Age live.  It’s May long weekend & many people are busy or just aren’t a fan of their new album & have decided that driving to Alberta or Manitoba isn’t worth it.

 

Stone Temple Pilots first performance of the new song “Meadow” with new singer Jeff Gutt.

 

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I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “AEnima”

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

I decided to work out today.  It would have been a wasted day for me otherwise.

400 pushups, 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 80 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.

Exercising for 4 days is much easier than 5 days.  I had far more energy than usual.  I didn’t feel like rolling over into the fetal position & crying afterwards like I feel most days lately.  Wednesday, Thursday, today felt good!  I hope this trend stays around for a while!

All of these people being accused of sexual harassment, & now Roy Moore running for senate in Alabama saying ‘Why now & not in 1979?’  Well I get the fact that these women are now coming out & saying something now.  They feel safe now & confident that people will take notice of what they have to say.  Now they will be heard, while the filthy liars who committed these crimes try so hard to deny these accusations.  Roy Moore says “I asked their mother before taking them out” SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!  When someone is 14 & sexually assaulted by a 32 year old, I don’t care if you had God’s blessings.  He’s been accused of sexually assaulting 5 teenage girls in the 1970s & early 1980s.  I hear Roy Moore was also banned from a mall.  Get off of your high horse & throw away your gun that you showed at your rally.

With all of these accusations coming out, how is Trump still president?  He’s been accused & has admitted to it & people have turned a blind eye to his wrongdoings.  WHY?  People like this belong in a jail cell, & should be treated like every other sexual predator!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’ve been a fan of “Queen” from as far back as I can remember.  Now that I know “Foo Fighters” are fans of “Queen” makes it much better than it already was.  I get to hear this now when I see “Foo Fighters” in concert!

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

 

No, I want to see real people doing their craft.  Concerts would get boring if this hologram stuff.

http://loudwire.com/lars-ulrich-metallica-hologram-fine-with-me/

 

 

Stone Temple Pilots have a new singer & single

The singer’s name is Jeff Gutt.  He placed 2nd on one of the season of “The X Factor”.  Here he is on “The X Factor” doing a great cover of “Radiohead”

I think this adds validity 2 things I’ve always thought.  These “reality” shows are nothing more than subjectively judged talent shows.  Also he got the last laugh in the end!  The judges aren’t wrong, it’s just a subjective response.

 

The new “Barenaked Ladies” album “Fake Nudes” was released last night.  I’ll give it a good listen before I review it.

 

Dave Grohl with Guns n’ Roses

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-dave-grohl-join-guns-n-roses-for-paradise-city-w511828

 

50 Greatest Pop/Punk albums according to www.RollingStone.com

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-greatest-pop-punk-albums-w508222/discount-half-fiction-1997-w508302

I’ll admit I’m not much of a punk fan but there are quite a few on this list that I like!

 

“A Perfect Circle” made a video for their single “The Doomed”

 

“Queens of the Stone Age” are on tour with “Royal Blood” opening for them.  Unfortunately no one wants/can go to a show in Calgary or Winnipeg in May.

I guess it saves us some cash though!  L

 

How do I say this politely?  Ummmmmmmmmmm YEAH!

https://ca.yahoo.com/sports/news/mlb-determined-find-baseballs-juiced-2017-035422507.html

 

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I fell asleep to “Kelly Clarkson” here new album “Meaning of Life”, followed by “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”, & finally “Royal Blood” the album “How did We Get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle.

 

Sorry this is a little bit later than usual.  Got up early, exercised, had breakfast, showered & had a funeral to attend.  Rachel’s grandfather passed away (Mitch’s girlfriend).

 

400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 80 triceps pushups.

I woke up late on Thursday, & decided I really didn’t feel like exercising.  I woke up & then just stayed in bed for too long, keeping warm under the blankets.  Which means, I’ll be very busy today.  So there are the numbers for the week.

Those numbers are underwhelming for me.  I always expect more from myself.  I’m “my own worst enemy”.

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

I’ve never done that before except once when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  Kim forced me to go to occupational therapy.  I had little to no desire to do anything that day.  I got to the therapy room & just said “No” to the questions as to what I wanted to do that day.  My physical therapist came out & fired some suggestions to me.  After far too long she asked if I’d go for a walk with my walker.  I went for a very short walk.  Instead of a 45 minute therapy session, I had a 10 minute session.  The very next day I immediately apologized to them both.  I didn’t raise my voice or swear at either of them, I apologized for being so incredibly stubborn.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Hmmm?  A bass player from Marilyn Manson’s band accused of rape.  Who saw that coming?  I believe, don’t quote me on this, Marilyn Manson was accused of sexual misconduct years ago during a show.  No, I don’t listen to him.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/twiggy-ramirez-issues-statement-following-rape-accusation-w510245

 

I don’t care what a singer looks like!  I’m only going to see them in the odd video or in concert if it’s near me!  Do they sound good?  That’s all I really care about.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kelly-clarkson-i-wanted-to-kill-myself-when-really-skinny-w509945

Kelly Clarkson has released her album today.  The 2nd season of “Stranger Things” hits Netflix today as well.

 

LINKIN PARK

 

The latest release from Linkin Park is a total 180 from their earlier albums.  It got a lot of backlash from people saying it’s terrible.  I don’t think it’s terrible but it’s VERY different from previous releases, so much that I don’t consider it a Linkin Park album.  Here’s some popular/previous songs!

 

Now a few songs from their latest release “One More Light”

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

Here’s their carpool karaoke filmed 6 days before Chester Bennington’s (singer) suicide.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

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TRIVIUM

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How Did We Get So Dark?” followed by “Paramore” the album “All We Know is Falling” & finally “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

 

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

Trump was not accused of sexual harassment at the time this was written.   

 

Wait, there’s something wrong about this.  It seems very narcissistic about every post on this blog.  I guess read what you like?  It seems to be all about me, yet I don’t want to put words in other people’s mouth.

Harvey Weinstein did something absolutely terrible, agreed!  Donnie Trump talked about grabbing women by the genitals & he won the electoral vote?  Nobody was assaulted by Trump?  For me they’re pretty much the same, Weinstein = Trump.  They’ve both helped create a division in the world, & have both taken advantage of different races & countries.  I may not live in America, yet Trump’s idiotic behavior affects other countries as well.  Trump prefers to be called racist than wrong, well they go hand in hand.  I’m not about to defend Harvey in any way, he’s not racist but he is a criminal.

Has anybody ever thought of flat out telling Trump his ancestors were immigrants?  If his ancestors came to America, he’s more than likely European or something else?  Imagine if his laws were the same about Europeans coming to North America way back when?

WHAT???  THIS WAS DURING THE CAMPAIGN & HE WAS CHOSEN TO BE PRESIDENT???    

I think I just lost a large portion of faith in humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

OK, but I watched a good portion of the original series.  What’s with all of the reboots & remakes?  Sounds to me like the writers in Hollywood have ran out of ideas, maybe that’s why?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/magnum-pi-reboot-series-in-the-works-w509868

It’s recently been approved.

 

TRIVIUM

 

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

Different strokes for different folks!  You can’t please everyone all of the time?

Obviously I don’t like doing album reviews. I prefer to expose you to music you may not have heard & decide for yourself.

The topic is very subjective, the person next to you could have a completely different opinion example, Kim loves country, and I tolerate most of it.  We try very hard not to play our music on the stereo while the other one’s around.  I don’t mind if she plays her country music around the house, & I know loud rock or metal is harsh to most ears.  If I don’t enjoy what she’s playing, I tune it out or listen to my music in here.

Trivium’s new album was released on Friday “The Sin & the Sentence”.  I’d have to agree with singer Matt Heafy, “This is what every Trivium fan has been waiting for” since their 2nd album “Ascendancy”.  “Ascendancy” for me & many others was their “break out” album.  Trivium fans have been waiting for this album since the 2005 release “Ascendancy”.

This is now Trivium’s 8th album.  I’ve been lucky enough to see them 3 times & the 3rd time was a charm.  The first 2 times they dealt with a barrage of technical problems.  The 3rd time I got to see them was in Saskatoon, problem free, great show.  They played THE song by “Iron Maiden” over the PA right before they came out.  Everybody was singing along!  That was unexpected but it really got the crowd ready for the show!

This was on tour for their previous release “Silence in the Snow”.  They have a few albums I don’t ever listen to, so I not going to post any songs from them other than 1 of the songs I attached to the end of the album “Ascendancy”

“Ember to Inferno” was their first release in 2003

“Ascendancy” was released in 2006

“The Crusade” I didn’t like the album, just the instrumental song “The Crusade” released in 2006

“Shogun” was released in 2009.  I have nothing good to say about this album.  I’ve listened to it many times & just can’t enjoy it.  Apparently many say it’s their favourite Trivium album.

“In Waves” was released in 2011

“Vengeance Falls” released in 2013 produced by “Monkey man” David Draiman, singer of “Disturbed”

“Silence in the Snow” was released in 2015

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Now their latest album/gem “The Sin & the Sentence” released on Friday, October 20th, 2017

Apparently the singer/1st guitar player/founder, Matt Heafy, is only 31.  He was a teenager when the first 2 albums were released, 17 & 19.

Remember, you are always entitled to your opinion.  If you have this album, let me know what your thoughts are, feedback is always welcome on any topic.  For me this album is near the best in their catalogue.

Worst to first for me is the following.

The Crusade, Shogun, Ember to Inferno, Vengeance Falls, Silence in the Snow, In Waves, The Sin & the Sentence, Ascendancy.

I listen to a TON of Trivium.  After my 3 dislikes, I can listen to any album without skipping a song.

 

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Chris

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