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I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Love Stories & Other Musings”

 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 22 WILL BE THE FINAL BLOG FOR THE YEAR!!!!!!!

 

OK, I get to sit here & fill you in on stuff I like, movies, TV shows, & music.  That’s great & all.  I do encourage you to check out stuff I recommend.  I also encourage you to find your own things & share it as a comment.  I’m aware that not everyone will like the same things, don’t be shy, “tell us about it”, and make us aware of something the rest of us are missing out on!  I would love for this to be much more interactive!  You don’t need to have survived brain cancer to have an opinion about something.

I hate exercising as much as the next person, until about 5 – 10 minutes after I’m done with it.  I figure “Ah, get it over with ASAP”.

I look up reviews on movies, music, & TV shows as much or more than the next person does or would like to.  “In the end” it’s quite subjective, check it out & see if it’s to your liking.

I always encourage you to make up YOUR OWN mind about everything!  Here’s an example, so many people love the Marvel Comic book movies.  Guess what?  I prefer the DC movies more than the Marvel movies.  Some people don’t like comic book movies.  It’s AOK with me.  Some people prefer to not watch movies or TV.  I’m OK with that too!  I don’t understand it, but I acknowledge that.

That’s the reason my music reviews are more like “Hey check this out.  See if you like it.”  Friday is my top 10 albums of the year & some stuff I haven’t gotten a chance to purchase yet.  That’s the only time I’ll rate an album.

 

 

We finished season/part 4 of “The Ranch” on Sunday.  Yes, we were binge watching it.  10 episodes each a ½ hour long.  Released on Friday.

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

 

Star Wars only got the 2nd highest opening weekend ever $220,000,000

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-the-last-jedi-scores-second-best-opening-ever-w514191

 

I was going to purchase the “Depeche Mode” Greatest Hits album among other Greatest Hits albums.  I found out I’m not a big fan of the artist or groups, just a song here & there.  “In Flames” just released a 4 song EP of cover songs.  That’s what got me on this 1980, 1990, & early 2000s train.  Here are the 3 Depeche Mode songs I plan on purchasing 2 of the 3 songs have been covered.

 

Here are the 2 performances by Foo Fighters on SNL this past weekend.

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4 DAY WEEK IN CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?” followed by “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd” followed by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”.  Went to bed too early for me, takes me quite a long time to fall asleep.  We went to bed at 9:45 pm, I got up at 5:30 am.

 

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Well I’m fine & back to reality as of Tuesday.  Did most of my exercise, but I was pretty exhausted so I didn’t bother with the yoga.  Made a juice for the week.  Full of bananas, spinach, orange juice, an apple, & carrots.  It tastes really good!

I have a half glass of that every morning, 2 rice cakes with nothing on them, a hardboiled egg or a turkey bite.  Somedays I’ll have 1-3 black coffees.  Lately I haven’t had a morning covfefe.

6 days off was nice, but it REALLY lowered my energy level & my ambition to exercise.  Thank goodness it’s a short week, I need to rest after 6 days off.

Not much going on here today.  I was at my parents’ place after an appointment to get some refills on my pills.  Mom’s in quite some pain still of course but she’s doing very well.  She can make it to their en suite washroom on her own, she even got up to use the washroom in the middle of the night.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

Stone Sour, behind the scenes of “Taipei Person/Allah Tea”

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

 

Just because musicians use demeaning language doesn’t mean they’re bad people.  Quite the opposite.  I didn’t swear on stage since I’ve only had a run in with a fan once in University.  I could have ripped him badly but I didn’t.  Our “security” person calmly escorted him off stage.

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

Normal people don’t go to a rock or metal show to beat the crap out of each other.  Everyone is very attentive to the music & just want to have a good time.  Much like anybody else at any concert, but there’s always a few bad apples in every bunch.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Paramore albums ranked worst to first

From the first album to the most recent

 

I don’t think Tool would be performing to an audience that would know or like them at Lilith Fair?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tools-maynard-james-keenan-lilith-fair-declined-bands-offer-to-play-w490948

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Ten”, followed by their album “Vitalogy” work up to pee & fell asleep to their album “VS”

I exercised to “Dire Straits” their “Sultans of Swing” greatest hits album.

Weekly exercise total; 1300 crunches, 150 pushups, & 40 back flexes

So in addition to my exercise, I’m now playing “bass” with Corey, his idea to help me out.  We’re choosing easier songs until my left hand is up to speed.  I get very frustrated trying to play guitar.  Before when I learned, I picked it up learned the notes and basic chords & I was good enough to sing & play in front of an audience.  I never really practiced it.  This week I’ve spent at least half an hour to 1 hour practicing.  It’s a love/hate thing for.  I like doing it, but I hate having to practice something I used to do for fun.  My brain knows what to do, my left hand doesn’t seem to care though.

I’m not playing an actual bass, I’m playing the bass line to the song until my fingers get stronger for actual bass strings.  That’s how I taught myself to play real guitar.  I learned bass lines on acoustic guitar to teach Rob how to play actual bass in University.

After posting on Wednesday, I grabbed my guitar again.  Managed to finally “train” my fingers into playing power chords & a few actual chords.  The change of fingering the chords is slow, but I’m sure it will come eventually.

I was getting a bit down but with Corey’s brilliant idea, me being able to do some of my exercises, & baseball starting soon, I’m in a much better mood.  Great call by Corey noticing I was a little stuck.

We’re learning one song at a time.  Corey & I are Foo Fighters fans.  I figured since we both know the song “Learn to Fly” & it’s pretty easy we’ll start there.  I don’t think Corey has ever sang but he said he’s willing to try.  He asked me, a long time ago if I could teach him.  I don’t know what I’d say other than repetition.  I was terrible when I started, but the more I did it, the better I got at it.  I’m pretty sure being in choir in high school helped.

 

This director is more known for action movies such as “Paycheck”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Transformers”, etc.  I’m slightly skeptical about him directing a movie about El Chapo

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/michael-bay-in-talks-to-direct-hunting-el-chapo-movie-w474033

 

I was listening to a sports talk show Thursday night.  I’m glad I’m not the only one that thinks the Blue Jays are set up for disaster in LF & 1B.  If this is what they’re sticking with everything else needs to be perfect!

 

3 new bands I like all in some type of video competition by www.loudwire.com

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night was very, very tame.  We stayed home, had a meal of fend for yourself, watched the movie “Collateral Beauty” and went to bed around 10:30pm.  Good movie, just very slow all of the way through!

Saturday Kim went out groceries, while I cranked the stereo to “Diemonds” and did some dishes & cleaned Brewster’s throw up!

Sunday we actually went out for my cousin’s baby’s baptism.  A lot of my grandparent’s friends I haven’t seen in a whole.  I had too much lunch & Kim made the mistake of leaving me in the vehicle with peanut M & M, they’re long gone now.

Tomorrow I’ll begin some light workout finally.  I’ve hit my limit for claiming chiropractor appointments on my taxes.  When I saw him last week, he gave me the OK for light exercises!  FINALLY!

 

Listening for the weekend.

Ascot Royals, Big Wreck, Stitched up Heart, & all of the other stuff on here.

 

………………….and the hits just keep coming for Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/meals-on-wheels-seniors-respond-to-trump-cut-something-else-w472650

 

20 best metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016/

Anthrax was the one for me!!!!!

 

Walk off the Earth shared their cover of Ed Sheeran………………………..

 

Video on Jimmy Fallon.  Nobody died or was injured.

 

R.I.P. Chuck Berry dies at the age 90 on Saturday

 

Ed Sheeran album still at number 1 on the charts this weekend!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheeran-fights-off-beast-to-remain-number-one-w472782

 

Music I’ve learned on my own & the odd cover song

 

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REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL SOON!  I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH 3 HOURS OF BASEBALL A DAY!!!!

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I fell asleep to anything & everything you can think of.  I had close to 3 liters of water yesterday.  I think I spent more time peeing in the washroom than I did sleeping in bed.

No, I didn’t hear each entire album.  I’d fall asleep about ½ or3/4 of the way through.  I got up had my 5 day/week breakfast of a hardboiled egg, black coffee, water, & a juice I make of blended fruits & vegetables that looks like baby poop but tastes really good.

I had my breakfast then had to empty the dishwasher & hand wash some dishes.  So I popped on some “Fine Young Cannibals”

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I’m not kidding about the baseball thing.  “Blue Jays in 30” is for when I’m not around a TV.  I know what you’re thinking “Just watch it on a cell phone”.  No!  That totally defies the purpose of owning a large HD TV!

We really didn’t do much of anything but watch the first season (7 45 minute episodes) of Riverdale on Netflix after Hannah went home that morning.  It’s an odd show.  In the Archie comics the characters were very different than I remember.  I think what I wrote on my Facebook timeline suits it very well.

Live action + Archie comic characters + Dateline = Riverdale.  It’s weird but totally sucked me in, then Kim joined the party!  The gangs all there, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Josie & The Pussycats and more.  I guess the Facebook timeline calls it a teen drama.  I guess so Archie’s dad is played by Luke Perry, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210.

My sciatic nerve is holding up fairly well.  I’m hoping to get an appointment this week with my chiropractor?  My message therapist recommended it before my back goes haywire again.

I’ve got a question for anyone out there.  Have you seen the animated movie “Sing”, & how was it?

 

Ed Sheeran tops the weekly charts!  Deservedly so.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheerans-divide-totals-best-sales-week-of-2017-w471763

 

10 best hard rock albums of ‘97

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

Of course I’d choose Foo Fighters, but I’ll have to add a 2nd since they included a Canadian band

Believe it or not Canada Econoline Crush just signed with a new label & are supposedly in the studio!

 

Korn drummer quits to start a different band.

http://loudwire.com/former-korn-drummer-david-silveria-new-band-core-10/

Corn or Korn don’t sit well with me.  Real corn makes me “choke” for some strange reason?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-compare-trumpcare-to-johnny-depp-in-pirates-sequels-w471787

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

 

Oh do I like Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m tired, I hear the couch calling me.  It needs a friend, the love seat must’ve left?  I’d better check on the couch.

 

Now a few songs I’ve played in the past.  I have our set list from the U of R Engineering Beerfest in 2002.  It was a sold out crowd 500 people.  None of us will ever be in front of that many people at once again.  It was fun and that was our goal!

Our lead guitar player, Rydell, sang this & played the solo.  I took over the rest of the guitar.

Yep, I managed to hit these notes.  I still listen to U2.

 

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

The Agonist

 

The Pretty Reckless

 

These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.

 

Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/see-chris-stapleton-share-meaning-of-traveller-on-fallon-w463188

 

Lamb of God shared it….

 

Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/frances-bean-cobain-doesnt-fucking-care-about-the-90s-1960616?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/songs-ed-sheeran-wrote-for-other-musicians-1960647?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song

http://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-hawkins-reveals-the-foo-fighters-song-he-hates-1961317?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Mastodon track

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-sultans-curse/

 

New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/phil-collins-teenage-son-nic-talks-drumming-for-dad-w463143

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday!

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired”, got up to pee & listened to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

I did a lot of stretching to “Anthrax” on shuffle

Let’s get one thing straight here.  I’m the man-baby of this house!  Not this man baby…

I’m not necessarily trying to lose weight, when I’m rid of this nerve problem, I’ll lower my exercise somewhat.  Maybe to 6500 crunches, 500 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups a week, and some walking or exercise bike on Saturdays.  We are walking in our suite, with this pinched nerve on Saturdays, just to move the muscle a bit.  I don’t walk a huge amount, my foot starts to tingle and then I sit down.  Energy wise I could go much further, but my tingly foot prevents me, that’s why we’re walking in our suite.  I say we because Kim comes with me to make sure I don’t fall & crack my head open.

Despite me not really exercising over the holidays I’ve managed to lose more weight.  I have the time to exercise, & my diet stayed fairly consistent.  Sure there was alcohol, cookies, chocolate, gingerbread, etc.  Instead of devouring all of it, I had it in moderation.

My breakfast & lunch are quite healthy.  A hardboiled egg & a glass of blended fruit & vegetables for breakfast, sometimes multi grain Cheerios with skim milk.  Lunch is usually some fish, then vegetables or rice crackers & hummus for a snack in the afternoon.  Supper usually involves wild rice & quinoa with some type of meat or a stir fry of some type.  I don’t need to pay someone to tell me what to eat, I’m lucky that way.  I understand if other people do though.  I’ve never been so focused on anything before.  The weight loss is a byproduct from my exercise and diet to be able to walk, be more independent & more able bodied.

 

Sorry I need to get some Toronto Blue Jays stuff off of my chest.  Mostly, IS ANYBODY DOING ANYTHING THIS OFF SEASON??????  Every team seems to be sitting on their hands.  Spring training starts in mid-February, 2 weeks & a few days.  There was a PILE of sluggers on the free agent market, & there still is a few.  The Blue Jays went into the off season trying to get younger, more left handed, & faster.  Everybody involved from Edwin Encarnacion, his agent, & the Blue Jays’ GM screwed up royally and Edwin ended up in Cleveland for less money.  Edwin left to see if he could get more than the Blue Jays had offered $80,000,000 over 4 years.  The GM signed a 33 year old switch hitting designated hitter for $33,000,000 over 3 years bargain, right?  Sort of!  If I see that guy putting on any kind of glove other than a batting glove on, I’ll be yelling at my TV loud enough they’ll hear me in Toronto.  This off season is very close to being over & they need to fill in some holes yet.  They’re getting a good backup catcher, who will be 32 in May & he’s a switch hitter.  Now they need, 2 left handed relief pitchers, a left fielder & I’d like to see 1 more outfielder or first baseman.  That’s a lot to do in a limited amount of time!  The link below is one of the sites I get my Blue Jays info from, that site & other sports talk shows.

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

 

That’s a tough choice for me.  Both “The Agonist” & “Stitched up Heart” are really good!

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-suicide-silence-debut-strong-earthside-video-countdown-no-1/

 

25 worst albums by legendary bands.  Even hard core Metallica fans would say this is not a good album.  No solos or production at all.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

A tiny bit of info/reaction from Mark Hammill/Luke Skywalker regarding Star Wars Episode VIII.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rian-johnson-shares-photo-star-wars-last-jedi-title-sequence-1958093?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I guess “Deadpool” didn’t get an Oscar nomination?  I’m guessing it’s because the movie is an action, comedy, comic book, & R-Rated film?

http://www.nme.com/news/film/oscars-2017-reynolds-responds-to-deadpool-snub-as-patel-garfield-celebrate-nominations-1959479?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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

 

10 greatest Metallica riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Interview with “Clutch”, their sound engineer on tour.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  Voting episode from last year.

 

Mike Myers guest on Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-mike-myers-jimmy-fallon-stage-goofy-canada-v-us-dance-off-w462872

 

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THIS WAS MY WIFE’S IDEA!  IT’S NOT A PITY PARTY!  JUST MY REACTION TO IT!

I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” 2 albums & 3 songs from their covers album, followed by “Royal Blood”

Woke up in pain thinking it was early turned “Foo Fighters” the album “Sonic Highways”

 

Just trying to get the muscles to loosen.  I’ve never been so anxious for a Monday/phone call from a doctor.

Light exercise weekly total 260 leg lifts & 260 calf raises.

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By 2011 I was flat out depressed.  I was crying 20 times a day, I wanted to kill myself since I didn’t think I had anything to offer.  We’d go home for supper & I would ask Kim for a knife.  I was in a rough spot at the time.  I was being selfish, not thinking about anybody else.  I didn’t even want to talk to my doctor about it or anyone for that matter.  Kim wrote him a note that I dictated to her.  I felt like a BIG letdown to everyone.  My doctor actually apologized to me saying “I should have seen this coming” I told him that I was trying to keep it quiet.  I had been down in the dumps before, but nowhere near that much. I was first scheduled to see a psychologist but she couldn’t be there, she had left on maternity leave.  Instead I spoke with a social worker for two weeks.  Then I saw a psychiatrist once a week & now I’m on happy pills!

Bell, a satellite, phone & internet company are currently running a campaign for people struggling with depression.  Someone would like to talk or listen to you.  That’s what brought this on. I’m good now of course.  I was unable to find the phone number, but you can reach them on social media or on their website.  http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

I encourage any & all people that are dealing with any type of mental illness to talk to someone & not hide it from others.  The longer you bottle it up, the worse it can get.  Talk to a friend, family member, or a complete stranger.  Whoever, just get that weight off your back & feel that sense of relief.  You’re not alone, 1/5 people deal with a mental illness.  Lots of people know how to deal with it.  Heck if you’re reading this & want to talk to me, don’t be afraid, I can shut up & listen even though I may not have the answers for you.  Please talk to someone, it’s not as hard as you think.

No I probably wasn’t in the same place you’re in, but I was in your neighborhood.  Send a personal message to this Facebook timeline if you want to keep it private or like I said just talk with someone, please?

 

U2 flashback to 1989!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-u2-play-exit-on-1989-lovetown-tour-w460770

 

Big Wreck shared it…

 

Deadpool for Oscar nomination QUESTIONABLE VISUALS!!!!

 

Interview with Dave Grohl via 1997.

 

Stitched up Heart are touring America in 2017!

http://loudwire.com/lacey-sturm-stitched-up-heart-2017-u-s-tour/

 

Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Tremonti, interview/article on the election & more

https://rollingstoneaus.com/music/post/alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-on-circus-presidential-election-meeting-michael-jordan/5379

 

“The Day the Music Died” plane crash survivor, dead at the age of 85.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tommy-allsup-musician-involved-in-day-the-music-died-dead-w460964

 

Foo Fighters interview from 2010, in their headquarters

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

 

Holy crap!  Muse is in the studio already!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPMBdD9lbo2/?taken-by=domhoward77

 

Audio interview with Alter Bridge front man, Myles Kennedy.  LANGUAGE!!

http://www.fullmetalrock.com/MK17.html

 

Watched Conan from last night.  Found a new band “Judah & the Lion”.  Their album is downloading right now from March of 2016 it’s titled “Folk Hop n’ Roll”.  Good tunes & the album title is very appropriate!

 

I also preordered the new Ed Sheeran album, release on March 3rd

 

I now have 2 preorders Big Wreck in February & Ed Sheeran in March.

Another Big Wreck tune out on January 20th for anyone who preorders the album!

 

Pierce Brosnan apparently yelled at James Corden during a U2 concert.

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/james-corden-pierce-brosnan-rude-u2-video-1942887?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-jan-13-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Nintendo’s new “Switch” console news

http://www.glixel.com/news/what-nintendo-switchs-games-and-accessories-will-cost-you-w460956?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=rollingstone&utm_campaign=partner

 

Pentatonix 10 best performances

http://www.popdust.com/pentatonix-10-best-performances-2188796977.html?socialshare=TW1D

 

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“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

MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS/ENJOY SOME TIME OFF OF WORK!

Being politically correct is really not for me, but there it is for you!

 

Nothing but Thieves – Self Titled.  I’d put this as my number 1 album of the year!  This is not a metal album!

 

Stitched Up Heart – Never Alone.  This & Alter Bridge are in a dead heat for number 2 on my list

 

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

 

From here on everything’s tied for 3rd place!

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.  LANGUAGE!!!!

 

Ben Harper – Call It What It Is

 

Candlebox – Disappearing in Airports

 

In Flames – Battles

 

Third Ion – Biolith

 

Opeth – Sorceress

 

Sum 41 – 13 Voices

 

Anthrax – For All Kings

 

Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf LANGUAGE!!!!!!!  The more I listen to this album, the more I like it!

 

The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For?

 

The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

 

NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE ALBUMS, JUST LACKING SOMETHING.

 

Tremonti – Dust

 

The Agonist – Five

 

Chevelle – The North Corridor

 

Green Day – Revolution Radio

 

OLDER ALBUMS, LIVE ALBUMS & EPs

 

Scream – Fumble (Dave Grohl’s group before Nirvana)

 

Oasis – Be Here Now & Definitely Maybe

 

Barenaked Ladies – Live @ Red Rocks

 

Taylor Hawkins – Kota EP

 

Lamb of God – The Duke EP

 

Portal – Blood Red Tape.  Independent group from Alberta, Canada, I think?  They remind me of Tool.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

 

Vinyl Hero – 7 days on a train EP.   Another independent group from somewhere in Canada, I believe?

 

Candlebox – Love Stories & Other Musings

 

It’s not that I don’t like EPs or Live albums.  EPs leave me wanting a full album of at least 10 songs & live albums are pretty much a live album of Greatest Hits.

 

ALBUMS I HAVEN’T PURCHASED YET LISTEN TO ON APPLE MUSIC

 

Diemonds – Never Wanna Die

 

Diemonds – The Bad Pack

 

Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct

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

 

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

I’d have to agree with the review.  There is nothing I should like about this album.  In the end, I love it & I don’t know why?

 

Boston – Boston

 

The Damned Things – Ironiclast

 

When the Holidays are over & Kim gives me the OK, I’ll purchase these albums.  If Apple goes under my purchased files are mine.  I, personally refuse to “download” streaming music aka Apple’s not taking away my music!  It’s a free country use a streaming site however you like.  Of course I’ll buy these gradually, unless we can make it rain with iTunes gift cards in January……………I doubt it!  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something original that I like & listen too.  Hahahaha!  I have 2 other Christmas albums.  Those aren’t buy now albums.

 

Just because I can!!!!!!!!!!!

 

My questions for anyone reading this.  What were your preferred album(s) this year?  Also, how would you classify Alter Bridge?  Are they rock, metal or right on the line between both genres?  I really want to hear from anyone reading this.  I’m not the judge of what’s good or bad.  Maybe you’re not a fan of rock or metal, that’s fine with me, I used to be completely against music with a distorted electric guitar involved, so please let me know?

 

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

 

P.S.  Everyone has a hate on for 2016.  Each day you wake up with a clean slate.  The decisions YOU make that day will dictate how the day goes, & some decisions will be made by others that will affect you.  Make your decision every day to focus on what makes you & others happy aka let’s make 2017 FANTASTIC!

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

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I figure it’s close to the holidays, so 1-3 more blogs & my list of albums of the year should do it for 2016.  Yes, I already know what my New Year’s resolution is & I don’t make resolutions often.  I plan to add cardio to my exercise list.  Recumbent exercise bike or walking with my walker every Saturday morning.  I’ll need help & Kim has agreed to go with me.  We can walk in the parkade &  I’ll need help on & off the exercise bike.  Of course I’ll be doing that here.  No point in me spending money on a gym membership when I can do that here!

This pinched nerve thing can go away anytime.  It felt really as though it was “on the mend” during the week then on Saturday evening watching a movie with Kim, I had to ask her if she could move to the other couch so that I could lay down on my side.  At the moment it’s nearing 7:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  I’ve listen to 2.5 albums on my iPod while trying to get comfortable in bed, got up, shaved, had breakfast, poured a coffee, & now I’m here.  Waking up because of pain that early, not cool.

Tuesday evening, saw my chiropractor today & he’s confused as to why it hasn’t healed?  Another message therapy & another chiropractor appointment if needed.  4 weeks down the toilet exercise wise.

 

And all of the disbelievers will rant about how this is such a waste of time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/al-gores-an-inconvenient-truth-sequel-to-open-sundance-w455052

 

Another new Pentatonix tune from their Christmas album.

 

I can’t wait for March!!!!!!!  I’ve never seen them live!

 

Ace Frehley, KISS, real or fake merchandise.  The movie is my little info regarding KISS.

http://loudwire.com/stump-the-ace-kiss-legend-ace-frehley-real-or-fake-kiss-products/

 

10 supergroups.  Look at that Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden’ has been a part of 2 supergroups!

 

Third Ion, for those times when you really want to concentrate on music or just think of nothing & enjoy the ride.

 

Top 10 progressive rock/metal bands

NO “TOM SAWYER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Job well done but I just can’t get into rap music.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-hamilton-mixtape-shoots-up-to-number-one-w455100

 

10 best frontwomen in rock

 

Walk off the Earth Christmas movie

 

Kirk Hammett vs. Donald Trump (Kirk Hammett of Metallica)

 

Review of the latest Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/584cb163e4b0171331051170?timestamp=1481549261686

 

Original lineup of Live touring next year.  That gives them 3-5 respectable albums of songs to choose from.

http://loudwire.com/live-confirm-reunion-singer-ed-kowalczyk/

 

30 things you should know about Pentatonix

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/things-you-should-know-about-pentatonix?utm_term=.wd1BpxWJy#.fonnBVpxY

 

Vote for your favourite metal album of 2016.

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

 

Obama interviewed by ‘The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-reveals-why-he-wont-vanish-during-trump-presidency-w455542

 

‘Stitched up Heart’ shared it…

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about a new album from Ed Sheeran!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-teases-new-music-return-social-media-1911605?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Canada tends to get the typical “Canadian” tour from most groups.  Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver.  All are minimum a 2 or 3 day drive from Saskatchewan.  As much as I love live music, there’s no way I could justify sitting in a vehicle that long for a concert, & flying is too expensive!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/tom-petty-announces-only-2017-european-show-at-british-summer-time-hyde-park-1911596?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock songs of 2016.  Even before I’ve read it, I don’t agree with it, I’m sure you would choose differently also.

http://loudwire.com/20-best-rock-songs-2016/

 

Kanye West meets Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-details-donald-trump-meeting-w455691

 

Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!  “Freaktender”

 

Photo book of AC/DCs recent tour coming in 2017

http://loudwire.com/ac-dc-rock-bust-world-tour-photo-book-2017/

 

Metal fan myths.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t do drugs.  I also enjoy other music.  I don’t know every individual in the local metal group, the people I do know are pleasant & good to be around.  I don’t know anyone that’s a metal fan only.

 

Top 10 metal bands fronted by females.  Does “Halestorm” count as a metal band?

 

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“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