WEEKEND UPDATE/OPTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Endgame”

Not much happening here Friday evening.  TONS of snow though, highways & the ring road are shut down.  I was going to attend a funeral Saturday morning but getting my wheelchair through all of the snow would have been impossible.  We watched some Netflix & stayed indoors.

Saturday was a stay inside day too.  Just a TON of snow & I hear there are major ruts in the roads.  Sounded like a day of TV, youtube, & “Pitch Perfect 3” on blu-ray.

AWESOME & HILARIOUS movie, I REALLY like all 3 of them!  I still haven’t seen “Black Panther” though.

I continue to become more of a “Metallica” fan.  To say that Metallica is uncharted territory for me is an overstatement!  This album is my most recent addition.  If I was to get another Metallica album it might be “Ride the Lightning”?

I now have 8 studio albums on my iTunes by Metallica.  “Hardwired…..to Self-Destruct” is still my preferred album of theirs but that may change, the further I go into the dark side?

Today we are getting ready for the 4 day week ahead.  I’m thinking I’ll post just this blog & Thursday’s post as my “WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL”.  No need for a Wednesday post this week.

I want to act like a parent & treat certain things like a young child “NO!  No more technology until you fix the stuff that’s broken”.  “America, were taking all of your guns away.  When you learn to play nice we might give them back with tighter rules”.  If another person doesn’t have a gun, why does another civilian NEED one?  If you’re not an officer of the law or part of the military, you only need a gun for hunting if you’re into that.  A rifle that can hold one bullet at a time.

 

TECHNOLOGY

I wasted almost an entire day trying to make stuff work, apps & such.  Yeah, I’m slowly dipping my toe in the water of technology.  The further I go, the less I can use the way I want to.  When it works, it is FANTASTIC, when it doesn’t it is HORRIBLE & FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t need every new piece of technology that comes out, you’re convinced by commercials that you NEED it.  With that being said, you & I are at the mercy of technology or communication companies like Access, Shaw, Sasktel, Bell, Rogers, etc.

We already have desktop computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, iPad minis, iPods, HD TVs, super slow motion replays, etc.  We don’t need this stuff.  I was born in 1980.  Didn’t have any of these things aka I can survive without them.  Yeah, some of that stuff I have.  A desktop computer, an iPod classic that still works & 2 HDTVs, both with a PVR in HD.  I’m good with where were at with everything.  How about fixing the technology we have, before creating more of a mess?  All of this stuff is optional, you can buy it or leave it be.  Totally up to the individual.  Example; I choose not to own any type of mobile device, maybe that bothers people.  If I’m out or doing something I’m sorry I don’t have time to discuss something with you.  This is all stuff you WANT but don’t NEED!

I don’t like seat warmers in a car, if it’s on, I turn it off.  I didn’t need it before & I don’t need it now.

Why did I ever learn to read, there’s almost an emoji for EVERYTHING.  Now there are drones & robots.  Wait, I’ve heard this story before……….Trump is president & there are robots which means the human race could possibly be wiped out?  Hahahahaha!

By the way I did NOT search for any of the videos on this topic.  They were just on my opening page of www.youtube.com

Steve Jobs is severely missed!  Apple is, unfortunately, going downhill fast.  “Ah, I need the same gadget as everyone else has.”  Who told you that?

I can’t say I’m a fan of Apple products or their software, their customer service is REALLY good though.  I’ve never had a customer service person call me to give me an update just to say “…the engineers are working on the issue at the moment….”  Yes, I get my music from iTunes & I still have a working iPod classic from late 2011 or early 2012.  Some musicians I’ve talked with are getting a large amount of the money spent on iTunes.  Must be something they’ve put in their contract with the label?  How about, “JUST MAKE STUFF WORK ALL OF THE TIME PLEASE.”

Even better how about developing a cheap way to get clean drinking water, food & shelter to those who need it?

 

Deadpool 2 trailer, May 18th in theaters.

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

 

Slash, or whatever his mom calls him, has confirmed that he has been in the studio with Myles Kennedy working on an album to be released in the fall.

http://loudwire.com/slash-myles-kennedy-and-the-conspirators-fall-2018-album/

 

What are “Lamb of God” up to?

I REALLY enjoyed “Justice League”, but I’m not the same as everyone else.  Fair enough.  If you’re on the fence, watch it & form your own opinion!  I didn’t care for either “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but a lot of people did.

Lamb of God’s Facebook status

“Before Lamb of God, there was “Burn he Priest”. Today we’re excited to resurrect “Burn the Priest” for a full length album titled Legion: XX, out May 18, featuring covers of artists that inspired us to form the band over twenty years ago. Pre-order merchandise bundles & watch the video for “Inherit the Earth” now at burn-the-priest.com”

 

Burn the Priest – Legion: XX

  1. Inherit the Earth (The Accüsed)
  2. Honey Bucket (Melvins)
  3. Kerosene (Big Black)
  4. Kill Yourself (S.O.D.)
  5. I Against I (Bad Brains)
  6. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos)
  7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)
  8. One Voice (Agnostic Front)
  9. Dine Alone (Quicksand)
  10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags)

 

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Chris

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LET’S GET OVER THE MAY 31st TOTAL OF 27 INDIVIDUALS COMING TO THE SITE?

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Thank you! 14 people took a look at the site, which is better than 11. 14 people viewed the site 46 times. 3.29 views per visitor. Are you all getting the info? That’s my main concern as well as do you like the info. This is stuff I like or that I know has a large fan base. I’ve told my cancer story & I don’t want to repeat myself. I hope you’re enjoying this music/other pop-culture blog. Let me know what you’re into? This is for you, & I don’t know what everyone likes, that’s what the comment section is for!

Rock It Out Blog from Tuesday evening “Muse” album review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYyTheDTxns LANGUAGE!!!

They trash this album. I’d rank this as my 2nd favourite “Muse” album after ‘Black Holes & Revelations’

It’s only Wednesday? This week seems to be going VERY slow for me?

Soundgarden’s “King Animal” number8 on top 15 alternative albums of this decade, 2005-2015.
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/soundgarden-top-15-alternative-albums-of-this-decade/11737410#uVml7d6HokzKdxlh.01

I’m pretty confident I’ve got 4, 5 or 6 of my top 10 albums of the year. At least 4 of them I’m 99% sure of, my top 10 albums of the year could end up being a difficult choice this year?

Why have I been somewhat of a music buff during my life? My parents have very different tastes in music & my father has a head full of useless music trivia like I do. My dad is more of a ’70s rock fan where as my mother is more of a pop fan. My father & his younger brother listened to quite a bit of Jimmy Buffett back in the day though. My parents weren’t all that musical themselves, but our vehicle usually didn’t go far without music playing. To this day it just feels wrong to be in a vehicle without music playing turned up LOUD!

I remember going back to my parents house in ’99 after my grandmother’s funeral. I was 19 & didn’t really know what I was supposed to do or feel? I went to my room in the basement, shut the door & listened to ‘I Mother Earth’s’ “Blue Green Orange” album through my headphones. It was my first full year in university. I didn’t want to be at school so I skipped many classes & drove to Moose Jaw instead with my car stereo blasting Foo Fighters’ “There is Nothing Left to Lose” album on repeat through my Disc man I even missed 2 finals. If you missed 3 you were gone, I really didn’t give it much thought. December 5th of ’99 was/is a bad day. I also discovered my favourite band that month. From then on Foo Fighters’ became my favourite group to listen to. Even now if I’m in a rut I put on a Foo Fighters’ album & feel a bit better by the end of it, why? Because that band is always there for me on lifetime milestones. High School, a death, my wife’s first birthday with me when we had started dating, our first apartment after our marriage in 2005, a concert we had tickets to in 2008 about a month after I collapsed with stage 4 brain cancer, the song “Walk” released in 2011 when I was actually learning to walk & talk gain, & our 10th anniversary May 2015. They’re not as important to me as Kim, my entire family or Kim’s family & our friends but I know that along with all of those people those albums aren’t going away.

1St 2 albums released in ’95 & ’97 during my time in high school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlBW4tPLMzs November 1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2hxVSFKIo October 22nd 2002

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py2hxVSFKIo Summer 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBjQ9tuuTJQ Concert we had tickets to in 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PkcfQtibmU Released in April 2011

Mark Tremonti interview on the album “Cauterize”
http://fullmetalrock.com/Tremo15Int.html

As for “Cage the Elephant”, the band is fine with me, his voice drives me crazy, much like Geddy Lee from Rush did on the albums before “1985”.

The Amy Winehouse we never knew. Article.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/the-amy-winehouse-we-never-knew-20150617

I think iTunes had a boo boo? I had pre-ordered “Walk off the Earth” but it didn’t give the cloud on the 12th (release date) to download it? Weird?

You can buy the new “Live Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators” CD if you want.
https://bundles.bittorrent.com/bundles/slash

This 3rd season was released on Netflix on Friday. 13 1 hour episodes, we have 2 left. I think Kim has a weird addiction. I like the show, but Kim LOVES the show. Every night she comes home from work & asks “Can we watch some ‘Orange is the New Black’?” We compromise. I’ll watch the first half of the baseball game I’m already watching, we watch 1 or 2 episodes of “Orange is the New Black”, then I stay up to watch the rest of the Jays game. We watch a butt load of TV!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-oitnbs-big-boo-sing-david-bowie-with-conan-20150617

I know very little about ‘Florence & The Machine’. I say give the group a shot at headlining/replacing Foo Fighters since Foo Fighters are unable to play. They were supposed to play directly before what’s an hour and a half time difference going to make? I’m sure most people weren’t going just to see Foo Fighters at the Glastonbury Festival?
http://www.nme.com/news/florence-and-the-machine/86259?utm_campaign=nme-june-17-17-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Think of it this way, they can’t please everyone. ‘Florence & The Machine’ headlining the festival could be worse? They’re fairly popular I’ve heard their name many times. Who would you like to see? Whoever it is wasn’t chosen by the festival organizers for some reason?
http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/in-defence-of-florence-five-reasons-why-shes-glastonburys-perfect-foo-fighters-replacement?utm_campaign=nme-june-17-17-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

18 years ago Megadeth’s “Cryptic Writings” album was released!

Big Wreck shared it, so here it is…

Dixie Chicks reuniting for European tour. They should make it a world tour? I haven’t seen them live since I was so against country music in the past. Dad, Bro, Mom, blame Kim for this on my iPod.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dixie-chicks-to-reunite-for-european-tour-20150617

Rolling Stone’s 50 greatest prog rock albums
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-greatest-prog-rock-albums-of-all-time-20150617/electric-light-orchestra-eldorado-1974-20150616

First number 1 album on Billboard chart for Muse’ “Drones” album.

Really, I didn’t see that coming I’m anxious for it’s release but I didn’t think it would be on loudwire’s most anticipated release list or even on their radar?
http://www.fingereleven.com/loudwire-most-anticipated-release-poll/

I’ll give A-Roid/Alex Rodriguez 2200/3000 legitimate hits in his career?
http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/yankees/post/_/id/86281/what-does-3000-hits-mean-for-alex-rodriguez-the-math-is-fuzzy

Songs I like. “Jacksoul” Soul music! Kim owns 2 of their 5 albums. The 1st album & the 5th album. Unfortunately the singer died of cancer after recording the 5th album which was released while I had cancer. This group is Canadian.




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Bye,

Chris