NO MORE PHOTOS PLEASE?/HAPPY ED SHEERAN RELEASE DAY!

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”, then about ¾ of “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm Und Drang”

Early morning straight out the door for a message & a blood test before my MRI.  Preseason baseball to watch this afternoon.  In other words, I’ll be laying on the couch in a position that is comfortable for my leg with an ice pack on it.

I admit that at most times I was OK being the center of attention in comfortable situations or in a small group of friend.  I’m older now & I look like the loser of a brawl.  I’m OK not being the center of attention now, then I don’t feel as though I have to be “on”.  I still have issues meeting new people looking the way I do, in a wheelchair & with an iPatch.  However, when anyone wants to take a photo of my cousins & I, I’m asked to take off my iPatch & sometimes stand up with someone’s help.  Well I’ve never enjoyed anyone taking my photo to begin with & me without my iPatch, glasses, or wheelchair is just as fake as a poorly done photoshop picture.  How about no photos please.  I don’t look at them or have a camera.  Take photos of whatever you like, just not me please?

Basically what I’m saying is I used to really enjoy going out, now I go out of the house once or twice a week & I’m good, or else I get cabin fever.  I don’t leave the house every morning & drive to work, I get bored very fast.

 

Yep, I bought Ed Sheeran on preorder & got it last night!  I haven’t listened to it yet.  I got the deluxe edition.  It’s a 16 song album & I’d rather give it a more focused listen the first time around.

 

I forgot to mention yesterday that “Queens of the Stone Age” have completed the recording process of their new album also.  I think a new album from “Royal Blood” is almost a guarantee as well, from what I saw on Facebook a few weeks ago?

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

I think one day of not giving any member of Trumps’ office any news or publicity would be hilarious!  They can ban any news source they want, & the entire media can choose whatever they want to report on.  The problem with this is ratings & news articles seriously drop if this is what happens?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-jeff-sessions-must-resign-as-attorney-general-w470060

 

I think I shared this earlier this week?  Here’s “The Pretty Reckless” live on Conan.

http://teamcoco.com/video/the-pretty-reckless-02-28-17?playlist=x%3BeyJ0eXBlIjoidGFnIiwiaWQiOjR9

 

Reissue of the “Singles” movie soundtrack on vinyl here for preorder

https://pearljam.com/shop/music/singles-soundtrack-vinyl-reissue-presale

 

I can’t really handle a lot of “Slipknot”.  They’re not too heavy for me.  I’ve got one of their albums which I’ve only listened to probably 4 times at most.

http://loudwire.com/shawn-clown-crahan-were-off-long-while-beginning-write-some-music-slipknot/

 

I find it odd when a band says “We’re going back to our original sound” like U2 said after releasing the free album to anyone with iTunes.  I don’t think a band should ever make that statement.  They’re setting the bar for their next album.  Hardcore fans will more than likely be disappointed & anyone else that hears the album could sway either way & be disappointed with the next album or the preceding catalogue.  I find that to be a faux pas.  It took “Metallica” a long time for most fans.

 

The Blue Jays have needs that could solve many of their issues staring at them right in the face.  They aren’t planning on using them though because they’re too young.  Their off season plan was to get younger & more left handed.  Rowdy Tellez & Dalton Pompey do both & they’re Blue Jays that came through the Jays minor system.  I wonder why this team hasn’t made it to the World Series since 1993?  Both players are young, left handed.  Tellez fills a void at first base, & Pompey can hit lead off while filling a void in left field, as well as having speed on the bases.  You still have a great bat on the bench with the injured utility player Steve Pearce they got in the off season who only has 100 MLB games under his belt & he’s right handed.  Let the kids play, & I’d drop Upton & Smoak in a trade for another utility player/bat off of the bench in a second.  Smoak has yet to live up to his potential & Upton is on the downside of his career.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/

 

I’ve never heard Liam Gallagher outside of Oasis?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/liam-gallagher-schedules-first-solo-north-american-show-w469988

 

Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” hits 350th week on Billboard’s top 200 chart today

http://loudwire.com/nirvanas-nevermind-350th-week-billboard-200-chart/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the third album “Never Wanna Die”, then “The Damned Things”

I exercised/stretched to “Big Wreck” the album “In loving memory of”

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Remember that old mantra we learned as kids “Sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Totally wrong!  A broken bone will heal in time, when you speak to someone you have to pay attention as to what you’re saying to someone new, or what might really offend a family member or friend.  “The pen is mightier than the sword!”  Still not true but much closer to reality.  A person might take words poorly, intended or not intended.  If it just comes out by mistake, you’re hooped, better start apologizing ASAP.  Hopefully the individual can let go of what was said.  Fortunately, I have great friends & family, who have forgiven me for things I said in 2011 & 2012.

 

Pantera was very tight as a band!

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-pantera-still-tightest-band-ive-ever-played-with/

 

Flashback Neil Young & REM play “Ambulance Blues” together in 1998

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-neil-young-rem-play-ambulance-blues-in-1998-w462700

 

Oh, the wall is real.  He signed off on it being built on Wednesday.

 

The best metal album of every year since 1970.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

 

Apple is suing an individual for using their music from one of Apple’s commercials?  Does that sound incredibly hypocritical to anyone else?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-sued-over-sample-from-jamie-xx-song-used-in-iphone-ad-w462881

 

Wait for at least a month of Big Wreck talk after February 3rd.  New album is released that day & that may last for quite a while.  Probably March 3rd when the new Ed Sheeran is released.

 

Ed Sheeran announces UK tour dates

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-announces-uk-and-ireland-tour-dates-1960430?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Is “Aerosmith” done?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/aerosmith-final-tour-band-split-new-album-interview-1959845?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A reissue of the “Singles” soundtrack with “grunge” era rarities.  Oddly enough I’ve never seen this movie, rental on iTunes I guess.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/singles-soundtrack-reissue-to-contain-grunge-era-rarities-w462468

 

Royal Blood covers The Police’s Roxanne

 

Mastodon fans!!

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-new-song-snippet/

http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Gotta run & get some stuff done!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres