ROYAL BLOOD

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the 2nd album “Broken Machine.”   Kim even likes some of their stuff!  We were in the car the other day & she says “Hey play that ‘Sorry’ song”

I exercised to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

 

You’re probably tired of hearing people talk about the mass shooting in Vegas last weekend.  Howie Mandel was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday.  They both talked about many issues in the world, saying that we all need to respect & help each other, not just in the face of tragedy, but as much as possible, which makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it.  Be proactive instead of being reactive.  Look at what has happened in the last 2 weeks!  3 terrible hurricanes & a mass shooting.  Yes, we were reactive & donated to the Red Cross.  Kim donated through work, they will match every dollar by 50 cents.  Got me thinking if I could, I’d always think of donating blood like I used to.  Now, after cancer I’m not allowed to donate blood or donate my organs.

I always say to myself “Hope for the best & prepare for the worst!”  Somewhere along the way I forgot that.  The hurricanes & mass shooting were/are HUGE catastrophes that most people wouldn’t expect or necessarily think of.  That’s sort of a good thing.  You don’t want to live your life in fear!  Howie Mandel spoke very well as a guest discussing the shooting.  To sum it up he basically said ‘We need to stop talking about gun control & maybe focus on mental health issues more.’  If you like to go hunting, I’m OK with that, as long as you’re not hunting humans or domestic animals.  We have guns in Canada, few people use them to kill others though.  Canada’s not perfect, however there’s not a breaking news story every week on TV.

What Howie Mandel said was needed, it’s time to change our perspective on these mass shootings.  We all keep barking up the same tree, & we always get the same answer, & it’s not helping to solve the problem.

I found it!  Here’s Howie Mandel’s view on these mass shootings

Conan O’Brien’s take on the Vegas shooting

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/conan-obrien-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d30d42e4b048a44324ade6

Ellen Degeneres’ take on Las Vegas

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ellen-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d3bc02e4b04b9f92055448

 

Last night was our “niece’s” 4th birthday good times had by all!  BBQ ribs & chicken wings, fruit tray, veggie tray, pierogi’s, etc.  Then dessert ice cream & fancy toppings.  After the baking on the weekend & ice cream last night, I should be good for my sugar intake for a while, & here comes Canadian Thanksgiving!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

The more I listen to the Foo Fighters “Concrete & Gold” album, the more I like it.  I just don’t care for the last song on it, “Concrete & Gold” the rest is quite good!

 

ROYAL BLOOD

“Royal Blood” is not a metal band!  They’re a rock act made of 2 guys from England.  A bassist who sings, & a drummer who I assume sings background vocals.  I got to see them open for Foo Fighters in 2015 in Calgary for the “Sonic Highways” tour.  This album cycle they are opening for “Queens of the Stone Age”.

Before seeing them open for Foo Fighters, I never thought I’d get to see them live.  I’m so glad I did.  They released their 2nd album earlier this year. Titled “How did we get so dark?”  The first album I really like, & the 2nd album keeps the train moving in the right direction!  I still think this first video from the new album is really cool!

There’s 3 of the 10 songs from the new album.  Here’s a couple from the first album.

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Going about my day on Monday as usual.  Then I caught my eye on the news of Tom Petty passing away at a young age of 66.  First the mass shooting in Vegas & now this.  Trying to think of which Tom Petty song is my favourite.  I couldn’t choose one, they’re all AWESOME!

This all came out of nowhere for me.  Here’s Rolling Stone with Tom Petty’s top 10 live songs.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/tom-petty-performs-with-bob-dylan-axl-rose-stevie-nicks-w506797/learning-to-fly-with-stevie-nicks-2006-w506805

 

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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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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the album “Brand New Eyes”

I exercised to “Rush” that album where Geddy Lee sings super HIGH!!!  The album “Counterparts”

Each morning starts with filling Brewster’s dishes.  100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, 5 minutes of planking (rest periods not included), & 100 pushups.  Then I lay on the floor, roll over in complete exhaustion, trying to catch my breath & carry on with my day.

Tuesday I was tired & didn’t do all of my exercises.  No planking or back flexes, I just didn’t have it in me.

This week’s total is 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 500 pushups, 20 minutes of planking, 160 back flexes.

What inspired me to do all of this exercise?  I was doing some exercise, then I saw Kevin Hart on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2014 or 2015.  Kevin Hart said he does 1000 crunches & 500 pushups every day.  That’s why I was doing 1500 crunches a day, then my back went wonky.  I was told to do 2 totally different things.  My chiropractor said I should just stop exercising & do the stretching he recommended.  I went to Kim’s massage therapist & she told me to dial my exercises back a bit but continue doing them.  I couldn’t move so I rested for 6 months, applying ice & heat to it.

Since I can’t do 1500 crunches or any squats for fear of wrecking my back, I’ve very slowly increased my pushups & added planking as Kayll recommended.

Before I exercise every day, I really am not looking forward to it.  I end up just staring at my exercise mat, & after 5 minutes, it’s time to get it over with & get to other stuff that needs to be done.  I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a gym membership.  I can do my stuff here, for free!  I save money that way, keep the membership money & stay at home to exercise.  I’d never go to the gym, because of a million excuses.  I might as well exercise here & save the cash.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

NOTHING BUT THIEVES!!!!!!

Gotta say I love this band!  They’re not metal, or anywhere near hard rock.  They just released their 2nd album titled “Broken Machine”.  I got their first self-titled album & binge listened to it.  I imagine you’ll either love this band or won’t touch them with a 10 foot pole.  The singer sings most of the songs in his falsetto or head voice.

There’s the first 3 songs from their recent album!  Here’s a couple from their first album.

I really like this band, but that’s just me.  His voice might throw you off though.  This could be like an issue with “Rush” & Geddy Lee’s voice?

 

Why does anyone need a $1000 phone?  Does it make phone calls?  That’s all I need, you gotta flip phone for free or $15, I’ll take one of those!  Texting, no thanks.  Does anyone actually TALK to anyone anymore?

 

It’s science, Trump won’t believe it.  Much like climate change is science but he opted out on that anyways.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/boston-univ-study-gets-closer-to-identifying-cte-in-life-w505668

 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders play in Ottawa tonight, & the Toronto Blue Jays start their final 3 games of the season in N.Y.  Sunday, I’ll be on the couch watching the final game of a forgettable Jays season!

The one time face of MLB, José Bautista, will not be back in a Blue Jays uniform next year.  The CEO & general manager did not pick up his option year for $18,000,000 next year.  I don’t think anybody will pick him up for that much.  If he lowered his asking price to $3,000,000 maybe he’d get 1 year contract.
He’s not the José Bautista that will hit 40 home runs, he hasn’t hit 30 home runs this year or last year.  He’ll be 37 in a month, I think it’s time to retire.  Only pitchers stay in baseball that long if they can still pitch well.

 

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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

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I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” first the album “Ten” then part of the album “Yield”

I exercised to ”I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery & Fish” in celebration of it’s release 20 years ago.  Followed by one song off of their last full length studio album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

 

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I hit my daily goals again this week!!!

Remember this was a 4 day week.  So here it is: 6000 crunches, 400 squats, 320 pushups, & 280 leg lifts

My goals for each day are: 1500 crunches, 100 squats, 80 pushups, & 70 leg lifts.

Normal weekly total should be, 7500 crunches, 500 squats, 400 pushups, & 350 leg lifts.

Before I do the rest of my exercise after the first 50 squats, I’ll be drinking my smoothie, coffee & water.  Just thinking about how much my exercise will suck.  When I finish them I think “Hey that wasn’t terrible at all!”  I figure if Kevin Hart can do 1000 sit ups a day and 500 pushups, there’s no reason I can’t do it too.  I think he said it last year on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”?

When my exercise totals are on, I feel like I’ve accomplished what I expected from myself.  It’s quite a bit like my job was running a printing press.  When I fished a shift, I’d hold a sheet, look at it & think “Hey!  I helped in the process of making this!”  That validated what I was doing.  I kind of don’t see what the results are from my exercises.  I do know that more & more T-Shirts fit though.  Not really my goal, I can’t imagine being satisfied until I’m able to walk on my own.  Until that happens, I’ll be “my own worst enemy” saying to myself “NOT GOOD ENOUGH!”

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

My parents & my in-laws had to adjust quite a bit as well.  We still haven’t been to Kim’s parents place since 2007, before I had cancer.  Her parents & younger brother come to Regina on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & sometimes in the summer.

My parents had to feed me when I came out of “….m, m, m, my coma”.  I was so weak I couldn’t lift a utensil to my face.  I started to cough one day & my father chimed in “Hey, you just hit me with food, & it went 8’ & covered the wall, your cap on your trach came off”.  If I’m having anything carbonated, best to stay out of the splash zone, or wear a rain poncho!

As much as I’d enjoy daily life being easy, the world shouldn’t & doesn’t stop for anyone!  I’m learning how to keep up with everyone.

 

I’ll get a cell phone one day.  The cheapest piece of junk, leave it off when I’m out, & turn it on only for emergencies.  To call someone.  I don’t enjoy being photographed unless I don’t know about it.  I will not have my email or Facebook attached to my phone & very few people will have the number.  I will also not engage in texting.  I just don’t like the idea of having an active cell phone with me constantly.  I’ll never understand the attraction of being attached to the world “24/7”?

 

I guess I’m a “Star Wars” nerd too.  I saw this & wondered what the timeline was.  I guess “Hans Solo” was born about the same time as “Luke & Leia Skywalker” were born?  I don’t know, I was confused?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/darth-vader-star-wars-trailer-rogue-one?utm_campaign=nme-daily-13th-oct-13-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I was watching the “Lethal Weapon” TV series the other night & I heard a song I haven’t heard in a long time!

I haven’t heard the entire song since my after grad party!  I still like a few of the songs on this album.

 

I’m sure any help would be appreciated in helping someone with cancer!

https://www.gofundme.com/dianne-needs-our-help-2tu9e8k

 

Foo Fighters were in a law suit?

http://www.nme.com/news/foo-fighters/97132?utm_campaign=nme-14-october-14-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Foo Fighters weren’t going to put this song on the album.  Their manager came in after they finished recording this album & said “Hey, what about that song that says best of you 8 billion times?”

 

Review of the latest “Opeth” album “Sorceress”.  This is not a death metal album as they had intended.

I really like this album!

 

Pentatonix shared it……

 

One week from today “The Pretty Reckless” & “Jimmy Eat World”

 

New song from the upcoming album “Battles” by In Flames!

I should listen the album “Come Clarity” by In Flames

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday.  All I see is baseball playoffs in Cleveland & a Saskatchewan Roughriders game in Toronto this weekend!  If you need me, sorry, I’ll be on the couch.

 

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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

POINTS FOR PRETTY?

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the new album “Dystopia”

I woke up, layed in bed for longer than I’d like & listened to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

I worked out to “A Perfect Circle” the album “Mer de Noms”

When I was younger I watched figure skating. Mens figure skating, almost always Kurt Browning & Elvis Stojko. At the end of their routine they’re judged by 5 or 6 judges for the technical aspect & then the artistic aspect. Technical aspect sure, did they do the right things at the right time, was each jump accurate, did they fall, etc.? That’s fine, maybe stop at that point. Nope??!! Artistic judgment? Here’s the points for pretty part. Were the costumes good, did the skating have a nice flo to it, etc. Right there 6 people are judging them based on personal perspective………WHY? I’m not a fan of rap or country music……..WHY? Personal perspective, a subjective matter. There’s even metal groups I wont touch because it’s just not what I want to hear. Even when I put my iPod on at night I’ll go through 3 or 4 artists/albums to find what I want to hear at the moment, it’s not “Slayer” or “Lamb of God” 24 hours a day? Maybe it’s “Jack Johnson”, “Ben Harper”, “Harry Connick jr.”, “Nat King Cole, “Elvis Costello”, etc. So why is main stream music shoved down everyone’s throat? It’s not, maybe you’re looking in the wrong place? A TON of the music I like isn’t mainstream & likely won’t get any airtime on AM or FM radio. I look elsewhere!

Geezer Butler (bassist for Black Sabbath) reveals deal offered to drummer Bill Ward.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-geezer-butler-bill-ward-turned-down-final-show/

Dave Mustaine aka Megadave aka frontman of Megadeth receives custom guitar “Holy Grail” LANGUAGE!!!!

Lead guitarist, Kirk Hammett (Metallica) pays tribute to David Bowie.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-tribute-david-bowie/

Since I got this from the “Trivium” facebook page, my preferred “Trivium” song is below.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ug_news/top_21_most_epic_metal_songs_of_all_time.html?no_takeover

Off of their 2nd album the first album James & I had heard about them released in 2006. Same year the album “10,000 Days” by Tool was released. Since then “Trivium” have released 5 albums. After a decade, “Tool” can’t release anything but a FANTASTIC/AMAZING album. Which isn’t really difficult for them according to their loyal fan base.

Arcade Fire” 2016 tour dates

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/arcade-fire-live-2016/

Wendy Dio pays tribute to recently deceased bass player Jimmy Bain, last living member of Ronnie James Dio’s group “Dio”

http://loudwire.com/wendy-dio-tribute-late-dio-last-in-line-bassist-jimmy-bain/

Panic! At The Disco” on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-panic-at-the-discos-frenetic-victorious-performance-on-kimmel-20160126

Rolling Stone has a podcast called “Music Now”. It’s free like most podcasts, sort of a talk radio thing.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rolling-stone-music-now/id1078431985

Rick Mercer Report rant

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/mercer-report-rant-energy-east-denis-coderre-1.3419646

I watch the news on occasion. When I do I learn that 8 people died & reporters are usually reporting that someone is angry at so & so for doing or not doing this? I don’t want to hear it. Did you vote for whoever you’re complaining about? If you did it’s partially your fault. You don’t like it, you do it! For that reason I don’t pay much attention to the news or vote.

Vince Neil (Motley Crue) signs on for “Celebrity Apprentice”. I smell an “Epic or Fail” video on ellen

http://loudwire.com/vince-neil-the-celebrity-apprentice/

Opeth shared it……

I really just don’t feel I need to be in here all day. I’m tired, I think the couch needs me?

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LEARN TO FLY

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “I” as in Iron Maiden’s “The Book of Souls” album

Yes, this “Learn to Fly”

The background as to why this song was written, 2 reasons that I know of. Dave Grohl wanted to try to write a well known/catchy pop song. He was also was terrified of flying at the time & was taking flying lessons. This album was released on October 26th 1999. Long time ago, this album also solidified Foo Fighters as my favourite band. My Grandmother passed away from breast cancer on December 5th 1999. I would drive 45 minutes away to Moose Jaw, turn around & come back to Regina just to occupy my time when I was supposed to be at University. I would blast this album everyday in my car.

This was written for a ‘Godzilla’ remake released in 1998. My brother has/had the CD. Notice the lyrics “…I’m afraid of aeroplanes….”

I’m assuming this was written before the ’99 release of ‘Learn to Fly’ off of “There is Nothing Left to Lose” an album made in a week, in Virginia, in Dave Grohl’s basement, in a studio Dave, Taylor & Nate built by sound proofing it with egg cartons & a friend acting as the producer. Oh, & it won 2/3 Grammy Awards.

The Pope’s arrival in the USA is why we missed the first 28 minutes of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on Tuesday. I record it at 2:00pm for Kim & I to watch later on. Just sayin’! JK!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/pope-francis-american-crusade-20150910

Chris Cornell covers Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” made famous by Sinead O’Connor

http://loudwire.com/watch-chris-cornell-cover-prince-nothing-compares-2-u/

Did anyone catch “The Muppets” last night on ABC? Kim & I both thought it was pretty good, we had a good chuckle!

I would be at this show if it was near Saskatchewan! Tremonti & Trivium oh, yeah. Review of a show

http://fullmetalrock.com/HardDrive15.html

Article on Mark Tremonti.

http://entertainment.suntimes.com/entertainment-news/tremonti/

Chvrches cover Justin Bieber’s ‘What do you Mean?’

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/chvrches-cover-justin-biebers-what-do-you-mean-watch/

Foo Fighters with Jane’s Addiction & Jack Black on stage LANGUAGE!!!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-perform-janes-addiction-tracks-perry-farrell-rush-tom-sawyer-jack-black/

You can buy the new Ian Fletcher Thornley single this Friday on iTunes!!!!!

Somebody should ask this guy “Who are The Simpsons?” I gave up the Simpsons in 1999 or 2000? It got old. The series began when I was in grade 6.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/australian-man-sets-world-record-by-having-203-the/388586?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Destiny’s Child manager hopeful of a reunion

http://www.nme.com/news/destinys-child/88509?utm_campaign=nme-september-23-23-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Royal Blood on the James Corden show. Seeing Royal Blood was a bonus opening for Foo Fighters!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/royal-blood-absolutely-demolish-james-cordon-watch/

Songs I like, “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” one album. Finger Eleven before they got a new drummer & changed their name. “Finger Eleven” was my brother’s favourite band. We both saw the video for “Circles” at the same time & we both liked it, him a bit more than me. We both bought the CD shortly after seeing the video.

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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

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Metallica on charity drive for flood victims in Texas.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-05/metallica-in-charity-drive-texas-floods-x-games

I’ve just recently became aware of this group, here’s a purchase sale on their website
http://addloud.com/product/cd-4-pack/

Top 10 Rob Zombie songs. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, he’s quite intelligent & a fantastic interview.
http://loudwire.com/best-rob-zombie-songs/

He truly is a modern day Alice Cooper, a highly intelligent shock rocker. I’ve seen Alice Cooper live in Regina in 2004 as well as Rob Zombie opening for Ozzy in 2007 in Saskatoon.

^^A guy who doesn’t take his lifestyle for granted!

Alex Lifeson of Rush hopes to play new shows after what has been called their “final tour”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-05/rush-alex-lifeson-more-shows-after-final-tour

I like Rush very talented. I like their stuff post 1985. Sounds like a better mix on the recordings to me a lot like Primus, very talented but I can’t stand Les Claypool’s voice (the singer/bass player).

Muse ‘Drones’ album track by track. This could possibly be my album of the year? This, Lamb of God or Barenaked Ladies?
http://www.teamrock.com/features/2015-06-04/muse-your-track-by-track-guide-to-drones

Part 9 of Barenaked Ladies in the studio. The making of ‘Silverball’ LANGUAGE AT THE START!!

Song below.

I don’t care who’s doing what with anything related to ‘Star Wars’ just don’t screw it up. No more Jar jar Binks either.
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/josh-trank-on-why-he-left-star-wars-spinoff-20150605

I’d have to agree with Kevin Smith (actor/director/writer/editor) Episode III Revenge of the Sith & Episode V The Empire Strikes Back are the most dark & best movies of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. For me anyways. Yes I have the 6 movies on DVD, before blu-ray were the in thing, with one bonus DVD of bonus material. This is me nerding out.

I like ‘Florence & The Machine’ I just don’t own any of their music! It’s music I’d buy & never listen to.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/florence-and-the-machine-expand-2015-tour-with-u-s-fall-dates-20150605

‘My Morning Jacket’ on Conan!
http://pitchfork.com/news/59838-my-morning-jacket-perform-believe-nobody-knows-on-conan/

Can McCallum hit a goal post like our Saskatchewan Roughrider kicker Milo can? Do we get bonus points for that? We should & we’d be in the Grey Cup!!!!!
http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/06/04/lions-ask-mccallum-to-retire/

Big Wreck is Canada’s Soundgarden. Weird guitar tunings, weird time signatures and both could easily pull off a cover from the other group. Yes, I like both groups.

Scott Stapp (Creed singer) is angry about Alter Bridge. Mark Tremonti (guitarist) says he’s busy with Alter Bridge & his solo project.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-05/stapp-angered-by-alter-bridge-says-tremonti

Dave Grohl’s everyday routine on Ellen.

Very cool mash up! Guns n’ Roses & Foo Fighters. ‘Sweet Times o’ Mine’

All of this much ado about nothing over Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner). Can I ask how this directly affects you or your lifestyle? “Oh, it changed my opinion of him/her so much”. OK, how? Didn’t change me at all & now he/she is comfortable as transgender. I would think it only affects the family members and her/him? Media backlash? Who cares, don’t read it. A bold & brave move by a person in the public eye.

Weird but cool at the same time. Guy plays & sings “Yesterday” by The Beatles while having brain surgery.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/watch-this-guy-get-brain-surgery-while-playing-the-beatles-yesterday-on-guitar/

Corey Taylor of ‘Slipknot’ recalls near death experience
http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-near-death-experience-led-to-sobriety/

Rock It Out Blog today
http://consequenceofsound.net/video/rock-it-out-blog-will-netflix-and-soundcloud-suffer-from-ads/

Songs I like! “Incubus” I own 2 CDs from way back when. They have quite a few on iTunes, their new one sounds OK. I don’t listen to them much.




https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/make-yourself/id187454164
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/morning-view/id207331088
New one is a 4 song EP. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/trust-fall-side-a-ep/id963223745

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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,

“Butthead” aka Chris

THANK GROHL IT’S THURSDAY!!!!

IT’S A MUSIC BLOG SO ANYONE THAT LIKES IT CAN SUBSCRIBE! PASS THE LINK ON & HELP GROW THE SUBSCRIBER AMOUNT PLEASE?

Give the site a minute or 2 to load all of the links & everything should be fine.

Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

I won’t be online much, if at all, on Friday or Saturday! Family coming to town & Kim has an E.D.O.

Ryan Adams covers Bryan Adams
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-ryan-adams-redemptive-cover-of-summer-of-69-20150429

Halestorm channel their inner Pink Floyd
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-29/halestorm-channel-their-inner-pink-floyd

“Lamb of God” on instagram

#lambofgodVII

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Finger Eleven has some tour dates set. No release date yet?!

Axl Rose is complaining as usual. That’s par for the course!
http://loudwire.com/axl-rose-reacts-indonesian-president-ignores-pleas-stop-executions/

Baltimore riots on CNN. The world just gets weirder & weirder…………….
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/cnn-and-baltimore-a-crossfire-with-100-percent-casualties-20150429

Connie Kaldor at The Exchange in Regina. Almost all of the Chemical Horizon, the band I was in until I got cancer, shows were at The Exchange. A couple of shows were at The Gaslight & The Distrikt. The Distrikt for me was pretty much the same for me as playing at Wembley Stadium for Dave Grohl. I saw so many great bands there! That was probably the most nerve racking experience for me on stage. A “Don’t screw this up” experience. There aren’t many places in Regina for original rock/metal bands to play. The Exchange, The Distrikt (which is no more), The Gaslight & occasionally The Riddel Center at the university. I guess we also played once at The Owl, the university bar, in a battle of the bands thing.
https://www.picatic.com/conniekaldorexchange

My Morning Jacket on Tuesday!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/my-morning-jacket-establish-philanthropy-foundation-20150429

“Big Wreck” asks “What is your favourite memory from a Big Wreck show?”
Too many good ones for me!

Muse on June 9th
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drones/id973555620

Parahoy! With Paramore.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paramore-to-set-sail-again-on-parahoy-festival-at-sea-in-2016-20150429

Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver/Guns n’ Roses) to release solo EP with famous friends filling out the band.
http://loudwire.com/duff-mckagan-new-ep-jerry-cantrell-and-izzy-stradlin/

Timothy Wong in his Edmonton choir!!! We’ve been REALLY good friends since grade 9

Rock Stars being AWESOME rock stars shaming, kicking out moron fans WARNING!!!! LANGUAGE!! & LOTS OF IT!!!!!
http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-dean-deleo-ejects-audience-member-new-york-cit/

Chester Bennington (Linkin Park singer) on writing/singing with Stone Temple Pilots. I’m waiting for this album to be released this year also. I heard earlier this year they were close to being done recording the album.
http://loudwire.com/chester-bennington-writing-stone-temple-pilots-more-poetic/

Walk off the Earth cover “I Got You Babe”

I enjoy ‘Slayer’. I’d probably listen to more ‘Slayer’ if Kerry King guitar solo’s were in the right key of the rest of the group.
http://loudwire.com/slayer-kerry-king-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction-part-two/

I’ve never heard of “Tame Impala”? Probably because they’re new, put their music on the internet for pennies & don’t tour the entire world.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/04/tame-impalas-kevin-parker-for-me-the-value-of-music-is-the-value-you-extract-from-it/

New artist. I believe he was on The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier this week & I just watched him on last night Conan! Good voice with nothing but an acoustic guitar. I’d likely buy his album & rarely listen to it.

Article with Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/billie-joe-armstrong-talks-surreal-hall-of-fame-night-new-green-day-lp-20150430

Cool to see 3 young girls play an Ozzy song on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Much better guitar player than I was or will be.
http://loudwire.com/three-young-sisters-ozzy-osbourne-ellen/

Megadeth’s new album pre-order teaser
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/megadeth

This is very cool on The Ellen Degeneres Show as well

^^REALLY CATCHY SONG FOR ME!!!

Seems as though U2 can’t catch a break?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/04/russian-officials-say-u2s-new-album-is-gay-propaganda-threaten-lawsuit-against-apple/

Speaking of U2 here’s an article with Bono
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bono-it-feels-like-i-have-somebody-else-s-hand-20150430

Terrible version of “Vasoline” by Scott Weiland. Yeah the same guy that sang/wrote the song with Stone Temple Pilots. Is he drunk or high or both?
http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-bizarre-vasoline-texas/

I have an issue on the use of cell phones. When you see a “fail” video on youtube that’s fine, it’s hilarious. In a real life or death situation most people whip out their phone to get it on video? Who the heck stands there taking a video with a cell phone while someone might be dying? Maybe put the phone down & see if you can help? Remember, it’s a phone as well, not just a video camera.

A cover of Foo Fighters’ “Congregation” pretty good too!

A few rock bands I’ve never heard of, on a luxury cruise ship, with 3400 rock fans
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2015-04-30/behind-the-scenes-on-the-monsters-of-rock-cruise

Alice Cooper interview/article
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-30/alice-cooper-could-revisit-blackout-material

Yes this was just weird. A regular season baseball game in Baltimore vs the Chicago White Sox, in a totally empty ball park, attendance 0, nobody! Wasn’t a safe place because of the rioting in Baltimore.
http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/the-empty-stadium-game-see-the-surreal-pictures-from-inside-camden-yards-20150429

Is this “The Beginning of the End”
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/freddie-gray-protests-extend-to-new-york-ferguson-20150430

Songs I like. “Eric Clapton”

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://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,

“Butthead” aka Chris