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I am EXTREMELY claustrophobic.  In 2008 MRIs & radiation treatments freaked me out.  MRIs are loud, they give you ear plugs before you’re in it.  Then they would slide me in the machine as far as I could go, my shoulders are too broad to go into the MRI machine.  My nurses at the Pasqua Hospital would give me a Benadryl to sleep through it.  The final time in the MRI, I woke up before I was put in the machine, I freaked out.  They gave me a bean bag to toss if something was wrong.  There was always something wrong, me wearing a plastic mask shoved in a tiny hole that I didn’t fit into that well.

Radiation treatments bothered me too.  I had to wear a very tight mask over my face, so tight it would touch my nose & squish it a bit, not fun!

I’m really glad I don’t have to do any of that anymore.  Now I go for a CT scan every year & a half.  Not nearly as cramped as an MRI, much better!

It’s Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  My sciatic nerve is still bugging me, at this point it’s annoying.  Not nearly as painful as it was initially.  Just annoying & preventing me from exercising.  I haven’t exercised in 2 ½ weeks, that really bothers me.  I’m not pretty enough to be a trophy husband!

I thought this would slow down more.  Most groups/musicians seemed to save everything for the last three months of 2016.

 

…and I need to know what Kim & Kanye are up to why?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-reportedly-set-divorce-1899029?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7th-dec-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters on their future.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Trainwreck was good, I was expecting it to be funnier though

http://www.nme.com/news/film/amy-schumer-trolls-fat-shaming-barbie-film-1898769?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7th-dec-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I’ve never heard of this festival in Montreal?

http://loudwire.com/heavy-montreal-hiatus-2017-to-return-2018/

 

Pentatonix Christmas special on NBC December 14th 7:00 pm in Saskatchewan!  Set your Betamax, VHS, TIVO, PVR, DVR, Microwave, Oven………………wait those last 2 are for food, AH well, you might want some warm “cheesy poofs”

 

In Flames tune at number 10 on the metal charts!

 

I checked out “Gojira” who seem to be getting a lot of buzz in the metal genres.  I have Lamb of God, Pantera & Slayer.  I’m not sure that I need “Gojira”?  This is from their 5th/most recent release.

 

Kill some time voting for your favourite hard rock/metal band of 2016.  I had 2 options & went with Anthrax.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-band-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Carpool Karaoke with Madonna

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-madonna-twerk-flirt-dance-on-carpool-karaoke-w454545

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  I don’t think he liked 2016?  LOTS OF LANGUAGE IF YOU CAN’T TELL BY THE TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only thing missing was a mic drop!

 

Pretty funny/intense cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ by Rick Astley.  Cover & original inside the link.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rick-astley-shares-cover-foo-fighters-everlong-1900939?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-dec-2016-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I’ve never heard anything like this.  The Baltimore Orioles won’t sign Jose Bautista because “The fans don’t like him”.  Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/orioles-gm-bautista-unpopular-baltimore-sign/

 

Metallica book a small intimate show in Hollywood.  I like their new album, I intend to purchase it on iTunes

http://loudwire.com/metallica-intimate-2016-hollywood-show/

 

I’m not a fan of Disturbed, I was when I was in my early 20s.  If you like them that’s great.  They release a cover of “The Sound of Silence” & it’s this HUGE mega hit.  What did it do for me?  It reminded me of the 3 disc boxset I have of Simon & Garfunkel that I bought when I was 17.  With the original version by Simon & Garfunkel & how much I like the original.

 

Yes, I own 4 box sets, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel, Nirvana, & Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge released their boxset after their 4th album.  The boxset contains multiple DVDs of interviews with individual band members, a book, all 4 CDs, & all 4 albums on vinyl.  Along with an autographed poster, & my name engraved on the outside of the box.

 

Will Metallica continue into their 60s & 70s?

http://loudwire.com/lars-ulrich-remains-to-be-seen-metallica-can-perform-into-our-60s-70s/

 

A new Spiderman movie!

 

Vote for your favourite rock song of 2016!

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-rock-song-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

The last release from Lacuna Coil was heavier than what I thought I was getting.  Here’s a holiday tune from them.

http://loudwire.com/lacuna-coil-naughty-christmas-lyric-video/

 

New Nintendo gadgets

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/5-things-we-learned-about-mario-creator-shigeru-miyamoto-w454968

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

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

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I put this through email first & realized not everyone likes email? OK, fair enough. I put it on Facebook as a link to the full blog on the website. Please come to the website for the full blog. Whether you get it on facebook, another blog on http://www.wordpress.com, or an email. Depending on your browser, the multiple http://www.youtube.com links will be open so you know what is coming to you before you listen to it. Otherwise I look like an idiot? I put it on facebook yet 11 people came to the site yesterday, twice? 24 views by 11 people? This is stuff I like that I want to share with you. If you’re not coming to the site there’s a REALLY GOOD CHANCE you’re missing something, & I’m the one here with ink on my face. I was a printer, & yes that happened a few times. Bazinga! Some days I’d come home looking like I made a half assed effort to be a Smurf? Why blue? I don’t know….

I’m not angry in any way, I know print doesn’t always come across in the proper tone. 11 people looked at the site out of, what is 117 to 120 subscribers I know 2 or 3 have doubled between facebook & email. That’s just underwhelming. That’s why it’s meant to be interactive, music has been something really meaningful for me since I joined the school band in grade 6, I’m 35 years old now. I understand that what I listen to is not necessarily what others want to hear. If 11 people read this a day to me this is for me alone. I’m not going necessarily promote an event or other individual music related events I’m not attending. So please come to the website? You don’t have to click on every link, only if the description interests you. Did I do something wrong yesterday? Do I smell? I’ve had my monthly shower, I should be clean & odor free until mid-July. I can see the email address and the person subscribing on facebook, or the title of the blog by whoever on this blog site. Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite.

I know that the cool peeps in Albania came to the site. Yes, I know a family in Albania! I get a world map to see what country has read this however many times. Can’t see who from that country has read it, I just know how many times it has been viewed in that country.

50 years go today, Bob Dylan recorded “Like a Rolling Stone”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-recorded-like-a-rolling-stone-50-years-ago-today-20150616

^^Did you catch all of that? I didn’t.

Josh Homme (singer of Queens of the Stone Age is back with The Eagles of Death Metal). Filling the hiatus Queens of the Stone Age are on at the moment. Yes he plays drums for EODM. Yes that Dave Grohl at the bar & Jack Black as the bartender.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/josh-homme-reunites-with-eagles-of-death-metal-for-complexity-listen/

30 best things Rolling Stone Magazine saw at the CMA festival. I’m just impressed they found more than “one thing” at the country festival…………BAZINGA!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/30-best-things-we-saw-at-cma-music-fest-2015-20150615

Sorry to the haters. This was “The Beginning of the End” for Finger Eleven’s sound.

Jimmy Fallon & Aziz Ansari discuss dating!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/aziz-ansari-reads-mens-dumb-dating-texts-on-fallon-20150616

Very interesting article about the music industry. It’s 9 pages I’ve only read the first 2. I’ve bookmarked it to read the rest later. Since I’m hooked on reading it after the first paragraph & speaking about the Napster lawsuit with Metallica that was filed 6 months prior to Linkin Parks debut album, “Hybrid Theory”.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonobacon/2015/06/11/from-piracy-to-prosperity-inside-the-new-artists-toolbox/

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog with an interview featuring “Cage the Elephant” LANGUAGE!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/cage-the-elephant-discuss-new-album-and-a-bunch-of-other-random-topics/

^^This is one of the many reasons I stopped listening to the radio. Wasn’t a fan the first time or the 200th time.

Chris Dimas. The drummer for the rock group my brother is a member of!

Glastonbury festival organizer not sure that Foo Fighters will headline due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86237?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Dave Grohl’s friend Josh Homme weighs in on Grohl’s broken leg.
http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/86235?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Pitch Perfect 3 confirmed for July 2017
http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-pitch-perfect-3-confirmed-for-july-2017-release/380963?utm_campaign=nme-16th-june-16-06-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

“From Rush with Love” article
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/from-rush-with-love-cover-story-20150616

South Park stuff I really don’t know about, I don’t watch the show but I know many people do. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/south-park-fractured-but-whole/?mbid=psocial_rs

Barenaked Ladies cover Wings!!!
http://blog.siriusxm.com/2015/06/15/barenaked-ladies-perform-cover-of-wings-song-let-em-in/

Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 best albums of the year so far!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/45-best-albums-of-2015-so-far-20150616

Jimmy Page details final Led Zeppelin’s reissues. Once I became a fan it was all about the “Physical Graffiti” album!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimmy-page-previews-final-zeppelin-reissues-closes-band-vault-20150616

I like ‘Black Sabbath’, but ‘Queen’ & ‘Led Zeppelin’ are my favourite active groups during the ’70s. Queen material from the ’80s was not as good as the ’70s material. More miss than hit for me.

Prince & Stevie Wonder preform together at the White House!!!!! AWESOME!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/prince-and-stevie-wonder-perform-secret-concert-at-the-white-house/ “I think I just blew your mind, sorry” LANGUAGE & SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL! COULD BE VERY OFFENSIVE!!!!

This ‘Walk off the Earth’ album isn’t even out yet as far as I know?
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/album-of-the-week-walk-off-the-earth-sing-it-all-away/11737384

I’m not sure why, but I just got this Rock It Out Blog? LANGUAGE!!!!
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-do-we-really-need-another-streaming-music-service/

Great & all, I want to own my music not subscribe to a radio station for my entire life. I’m only 35 and I expect to hit 80 at the least? iTunes is really good, I just don’t like how the money is distributed. I don’t have the physical space for vinyl albums or even CDs at this point. CDs have dropped in price significantly to keep pace with iTunes.

As far as the subject on “The Simpsons” go, I stopped watching in my very early teens but they’re still around. I’d rather have WB cartoons like the “Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” around on re-runs.

Comedians saying the world is too politically correct. I can see both sides, yes it might offend you? If it does don’t watch it? Seems simple to me. A lot of it also doesn’t need to be said, so in that case are you going to judge a person on how they express themselves? In the end it’s very subjective.

Moon Boot Cocoon by James Black, guitarist of Finger Eleven

A letter from Dave Grohl
http://foofighters.com/operation

I have no sympathy for apple. Nobody needs another streaming music site. You’ve got a really good idea with iTunes, it just needs to be revamped $1.50 per album download to the label & $1.50 to Apple. Then $0.00-$7.00 to the artist. $3.00-$10.00 for 1 album. That’s more than 50% off of what the price for a CD was? Sounds good to me? Anybody at Apple or the label going to come up with music ideas?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/many-indie-labels-may-refuse-to-sign-apple-music-contract-20150616

If it wasn’t a Wednesday, I’d be there in a heartbeat
http://www.leaderpost.com/entertainment/Dahle+refuses+rush+routine/11137583/story.html

When these guys got my attention I thought I’d be a fan. I don’t mind the music, but it just rubs me the wrong way?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-announce-first-album-in-seven-years-20150616

Meh! They mention Cherry Cola in here.

I need to slow down on my music purchasing on iTunes. But I am curious as to when the next “Tremonti”, “Alter Bridge” & the solo album by Myles Kennedy is being released? I’m assuming “Tremonti’s” other album he recorded while in studio will be released in the first half of next year? He’d have time to tour that album while Myles Kennedy works on his solo album I’ve been hearing about for the last 4 years?

Songs I like. “Jack Johnson” Our first dance at our wedding was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson! Yes, I’ve made “Banana Pancakes” about 3 times.







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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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