LITTLE BIT OF CANCER THEN MUSIC NEWS

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “S”, as in Sevendust on shuffle.

I got a phone call yesterday from the Canadian Cancer Agency, from the doctor who’s had my case/file the entire time as far as I know. She called me in the afternoon, I was nervous at first, I thought maybe she saw something suspicious on my CT scan from last year. She was just calling to see if I’d approve of her writing a paper, without names, about my cancer success? Of course she can share my story with anyone. If my story, how they treated/cured my cancer, can help ANYONE that would be great!

It’s nearing the end of the year, which means another CT scan & another meeting with her afterwards. I was lucky, I got a 2nd chance at life & I screwed it up immediately (sort of) by being the biggest moron to ever walk the earth, without physically harming anyone. I wasn’t even supposed to come out of a coma in 2008, but I’m here! Sure I have an eye patch & I’m in a wheelchair, but I’m alive! All of the MRIs & radiation were very scary for me. I’m EXTREMELY claustrophobic MRI scans I was terrified of being pushed into that tiny cylinder. Radiation was scary too. A very tight mask over my face, so tight it was crushing my nose each time “Don’t move at all please” they’d tell me. I thought to myself each time “I can’t move because of this mask on me.” Chemo therapy didn’t bother me, I was asleep 23 hours a day for pretty much a year, maybe more?

Poor Kim, there wasn’t a lot of conversation between us in 2008, while she was with me all day every day. It was as if we were both in the hospital together? She’s AWESOME!! I’m very lucky that she chose me to spend the rest of her life with!

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING SO AWESOME. Don’t think you’re the only one I attacked, there are many & I’m sorry.

The Toronto Blue Jays clinched the American League East, in a 15-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader! Now the race to win the entire American League from the Kansas City Royals. To put this in perspective, I’m 35 years old & I’ve waited for them to make it to the playoffs since they won the World Series when I was 13!

‘Sevendust’ streams new album before it’s release. This album also comes out on Friday, October 2nd 2015. I have not preordered it, but will likely get it later on.

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-kill-the-flaw-album-stream/

5 questions with Zakk Wylde

http://loudwire.com/5-questions-with-zakk-wylde/

I’ll try not to get my hopes up for Muse’s next album.

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/88687?utm_campaign=nme-september-30-30-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

This is MUCH closer to what I was expecting from them….

I guess Nicki Minaj will star in a TV show based on her life. I JUST REPORT THE NEWS, DON’T HURT ME!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/nicki-minaj/88685?utm_campaign=nme-september-30-30-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They’re just good! If the next “Royal Blood” album is half as good as the current album, I’ll be overjoyed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/royal-blood-what-to-expect-from-their-next-album?utm_campaign=nme-september-30-30-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Barenaked Ladies live! Not the same without Steven Page singing with Ed Robertson.

I just can’t get into “Mastodon”? Their last album I don’t find it to be as unlikeable as their previous albums. I don’t listen to it much though.

https://austinmusichall.frontgatetickets.com/event/aazdr1751gog4lj2

Muse” fans in Hong Kong rock out to uncensored Muse. I’m assuming LANGUAGE!!!

http://www.scmp.com/video/hong-kong/1862290/hong-kong-fans-rock-uncensored-muse-show-songs-taken-setlist-beijing-and Audio/video link inside of the link. “Muse” is on my bucket list to see live.

19 years ago Tool released “Aenima”

http://loudwire.com/tool-aenima-anniversary/

Fall Out Boy & Paramore on tour together! I really like “Paramore” & Fall Out Boy’s “Save Rock & Roll” album, which is more of a pop album to me

Anyone a fan of “The Dead Weather”? I’ve never heard of them before? Rock It Out Blog review below.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/album-review-the-dead-weather-dodge-and-burn/

Phil Anselmo is always trying to form an “Extreme metal” band, he was close with “Down” but there will never be another ‘Pantera’

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-forms-extreme-metal-band-scour/

Jimmy Fallon’s black Simon & Garfunkel sing “Can’t Feel My Face”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-black-simon-garfunkel-sing-weeknd-with-art-garfunkel-20151001

I will never understand why music is a competition? I’m guessing every other person will choose differently than I or the person before them? I’ll take Alter Bridge over Guns n’ Roses any day. Slash is great at what he does, I’m just not a fan of his.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ug_news/ug_showdown_mark_ii_quarterfinals_blackbird_vs_november_rain.html

John Oliver interview with Stephen Colbert about Donald Trump. LANGUAGE!!!! It’s censored for TV though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/john-oliver-on-donald-trump-i-couldnt-give-less-of-a-s–t-20151001

I’m waiting for a few release dates, Tool, Megadeth, Into Eternity, & Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington of ‘Linkin Park’ taking over the roll of singer Scott Weiland. In January they shared a video from inside the studio saying they were 95% done the recording process? I’m guessing they’re waiting for the Holiday season? Maybe a late November release or a mid-December release? With the “Lamb of God” album done & released, with a future tour with “Lamb of God” & “Megadeth” announced I would think there would be a release date soon for “Megadeth’s” new album. I’m guessing the countdown clock on their website is for a release date? Megadeth tour announced beginning October 5th in Beijing, but no album release date yet.

Top selling vinyl albums so far this year!

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/88711?utm_campaign=nme-october-1-01-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&elq=383b4504ae18432287c1b0f83dd8ef0f&elqCampaignId=13902&elqaid=24102&elqat=1&elqTrackId=0682c3ce24cd40d98b38083371623506

Royal Blood’s” touring bus was a writing den for the 2 of them.

http://www.nme.com/news/royal-blood/88704?utm_campaign=nme-october-1-01-10-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&elq=383b4504ae18432287c1b0f83dd8ef0f&elqCampaignId=13902&elqaid=24102&elqat=1&elqTrackId=f0c0f4ca64ab48e8b0b523511f4527c2

The Agonist shared it, so here it is….

The “Megadeth” album has title “Fatal Illusion”. No release date, but here’s a teaser from their website

http://system.megadeth.com/

Songs I like. “Royal Blood” It was like a cherry on top of a HUGE sundae to see them open for Foo Fighters in August!

Death from Above 1979 gets compared to these guys just because both are 2 member bands. Each has a bass player & drummer. I like Death From Above 1979, if I had to choose between the 2 it would be Royal Blood in a heart beat.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

I GOT UP WWAAAAYYYYY TO EARLY!

I was up & in the kitchen by 5:45 this morning. Had breakfast, watched 1.5 one hour shows, then Kim left for work.

What kind of idiot would abduct a 2 year old! I guess the answer is that there are many idiots among us that we don’t know about!

http://globalnews.ca/news/2220019/amber-alert-issued-in-abduction-of-two-year-old-child/

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “A”! A Perfect Circle, 2 albums, Mer de Noms & Thirteenth Step. I have the 3rd album of cover songs but I only like 3 of the songs on it. I put those 3 songs on their first album. LANGUAGE!!!!

Ian Fletcher Thornley’s Facebook status update.

“Stay tuned this week for album release info, pre-order details, song teasers, and more. Exciting times!”.

Big wreck is pretty much Canada’s answer to Soundgarden. Either one could do a really good, near perfect cover of the other quite easily.

Ian Thornley is the would be child of Chris Cornell & Kim Thayil of Soundgarden.

Headliners for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/2015-bridge-school-benefit/

Chris Cornell (singer Soundgarden, Audioslave & Solo) on why he feels like Neil Young.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/chris-cornell-on-secret-folk-influences-why-he-feels-like-neil-young-20150915

Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’ in The Dark Knight

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Dark-Knight-Fan-Theory-Puts-Joker-Hero-It-Kind-Works-79887.html?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_669396

“The Dead Weather” who? Perform on Stephen Colbert

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/the-dead-weather-give-first-performance-in-five-years-on-colbert-watch/

Tremonti road story in L.A. getting a tattoo on a day off. LANGUAGE!!!

Top 10 overused songs in movies & TV

When I hear “Stuck in the Middle with You” I think of this movie scene

10 Alter Bridge songs you should know to be a fan. Alter Bridge is VERY under rated & unknown after 11 years & 4 studio albums. Oddly enough I sang & played their first song on their first album at our first Chemical Horizon show with Mitch, Jerry, & Jordan!

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-10-tracks-you-need-to-call-yourself-a-fan.php

Why is this song not on the list? I can sit down & let every song/album play, they’re that good! Myles could sing the phone book & I’d get a ticket to see him.

Pretty much any performance will stop if a fan is hurt & can’t get themselves to safety.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-riot-fest-gig-stopped-multiple-times-serious-fan-injuries/

“Ear Free” headphones play music through your skull? I’m good with my Sennheiser ear buds & my HUGE Sennheiser headphones.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/ear-free-headphones-play-music-through-your-skull/

10 acts that should have a shot at headlining big festivals in 2016. I’ve only heard one of them, & I agree with it.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/these-10-artists-deserve-a-shot-at-headlining-big-festivals-in-2016?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Outkast biopic possibly?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/big-boi-hints-that-outkast-biopic-could-be-in-the-/388036?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Ian Fletcher Thornley solo album “Secrets” out October 30th!!! I think I just peed a bit?

The now sober “Alcohollica” has their own brand of beer.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-branded-beer-available-in-honor-of-quebec-shows/

Today’s Rock It Out Blog. Masterpiece review “Kate Bush”

If you’re getting this through Facebook, feel invited to like & share this! Facebook or the actual website give this a second to load all of the links. Some days youtube.com is a little wonky?

Songs I like. Prince I have about 27? albums but he has nothing on youtube, “Probot” Dave Grohl’s music featuring a different singer on each song that formed his musical taste.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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

ROYAL BLOOD, FOO FIGHTERS & CALGARY

A Million Miles Away Blog on facebook.

www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

Give the site a moment to load all of the links. It takes a bit for my computer & it crashes on Kim’s cell.

I don’t own a mobile device since I’m always with someone when I’m away from home. Anyone I’m out with has a cell or tablet/iPad, I don’t need one.

Two things you should know. I needed a break from my computer & on Wednesday morning we drove to Calgary for this fantastic concert.

Now my dad has seen Foo Fighters 3 times since 2008, & I’ve seen them 4 times since 2000. 2000 in Saskatoon at a 1 day outdoor festival, 2003 at a hall in Edmonton, 2011 & 2015 in Calgary. I’ll just say the concert was AWESOME! Royal Blood opened, played from 7-8, played a bit of a riff from Black Sabbath & most of their album. Foo Fighters played from 8:30-11:00, with no encore, a Rolling Stones song & “Under Pressure” by Queen & David Bowie, both covers were pretty much spot on. They also played an album track that a casual fan might not have recognized? Also 3 songs from the new album “Sonic Highways”

I can’t remember the Black Sabbath riff Royal Blood played?

Royal Blood was really good too though! Bass player/singer & a drummer! REALLY GOOD!

The 4 of us, Mom, Dad, Kim & I stayed with my aunt & uncle, Kent & Leanne. We also visited my aunt & uncle in Aidrie, Joan & Terrance with my cousins Ryan & Kyla. Quick trip, drove all day Wednesday & Sunday, concert was Thursday evening. I think I gained 20lbs with visiting 2 brewerys, eating bread, cheese & scones, along with my aunt Joan’s perogys. We did sneak in a visit with Rydell & Candice which was really good. Candice is pregnant & was due on the 11th. She’s still pregnant though, waiting anxiously to get that baby out. She is & always has been PHAT! No “F” though, I can’t say DOPE since she has never smoked marijuana.

Good but fast trip to Calgary! Big thanks to Kent & Leanne for letting us stay with them & keeping us well fed & drunk………………..uh………………….hydrated?

Fun trip, only problem was Kim & I would wake up & pretty much not see each other until supper time. She would go out with my aunt & mother, while I went out with my uncle & father. My dad is the oldest of 3 children, Uncle Kent is the middle child & my Aunt Joan in Airdrie is the youngest of 3.

I listened to my iPod all the way to Calgary & back. Kim wanted to listen to an audiobook, I would’ve fallen asleep likely.

John Oliver’s take on televangelists. Who doesn’t want a $65 million jet? Just don’t ask for the money from the followers. SOME LANGUAGE! MOSTLY CENSORED!!!!

Fall Out Boy play “Uma Thurman” acoustic

Soundgarden was on the cover of Spin magazine 5 years ago today!

I’ve heard the name “The Dead Weather”, I’ve never heard their music until now

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/the-dead-weather-i-feel-love-every-million-miles/

I’m REALLY enjoying the new Finger Eleven album! It exceeded my expectations!

As well as the new Lamb of God album

I hate pre 1985 Rush, but this is pretty cool. An audience member sings “Tom Sawyer” on stage with Foo Fighters.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/08/fan-fronts-foo-fighters-for-cover-of-rushs-tom-sawyer-watch/

Floating turntable?

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/the-floating-turntable-spin-your-records-vertically/

Good find Justin Bender!

Songs I like, “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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