HAPPY HUMP DAY/THE KING’S SINGERS

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “I, The Mask” 24 or 25 years into his career as a singer he took vocal lessons.  In Flames began their career in the early 90s.

I exercised to “Mark Morton” the new album/his only solo album “Anesthetic”

Tried listening to some “Stevie Wonder” & thought about “The Struts”.  I exercised in silence for some time, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to listen to?  Default to metal.

 

Remember that time when I said I was going to lower some numbers?  That only partially happened.  Only thing that changed was my tricep lifts to 100 instead of 150 a day.  Pushups & squats went back up to their regular numbers.  I just focused more on what I was doing.

I really didn’t want to get out of bed on Monday.  I was awake when Kim left for work, I just didn’t want to move.  Good thing I had to pee or I would’ve been in there until 9:00 am.  9:00 am or later means (get out of bed & start doing stuff).  In my head anyways.  8:00 am is perfect for me, I should get an alarm clock from Walmart for $15, not a cell phone but an alarm clock!  As long as I don’t have to charge it & it’s not battery operated.

Too many chords to charge everything already.  “Oh, but wireless stuff is great!”  Not for me, I was flabbergasted when I had to charge my Fit Bit, I still am.  I have to swipe it if I want to know the time????????????  It tells me a bunch of other nonsense that I don’t care to know & it doesn’t track my steps while in my wheelchair or walking with my walker.  Useless piece of expensive garbage, for me.

I only saw a few minutes of Telemiracle this weekend.  Saskatchewan talent to help raise money for the handicapped or other medical needs.  I’m not sure if my brother was born yet, I asked my mom if she could call in for me, I wanted to donate the $10 I had.  This is likely just after I turned 5 or 6 years old.  Of course she said yes & I got to have my name scroll across the TV with the names of other people who had donated.

The last concert we played before I went into the hospital was a Telemiracle benefit concert & all of the money raised went to Telemiracle.

Little did I know, I’d need help from Telemiracle?  Telemiracle paid the larger portion of our wheelchair van for us.  The total cost was $18,000 I think?  I can’t remember how much Telemiracle put in, it was at least $10,000.

 

I should mention that I started watching “Murder Mountain” on Netflix last week.  It’s a reality show/documentary about marijuana growers in Humboldt County, in California.  With the mystery of people that go missing & are never found.  There are flyers everywhere that say “Have you seen this person?”  One of them has been missing for 23 years.  No body or any evidence.

Seems like “Alter Bridge” are almost done recording their 6th studio album.  They already have bundles with a listening party for sale on their Facebook page & website!  https://alterbridge.com/collections/abvi-fan-packages

Follow up to “The Last Hero” released in 2016.

 

THE KING’S SINGERS

I was in 3 different choirs in high school.  Concert choir for anyone, Chamber Choir, & I auditioned for the provincial Honour choir thinking I likely wouldn’t make it in but SURPRISE I did.  I think the Chamber choir was an audition as well, long time ago, I can’t remember.  The chamber choir went to Newfoundland in the summer after grade 11.  It was for a 500th anniversary of John Cabot landing his ship there.  There were multiple choirs from just about everywhere.  Workshops, performances, all capped off with an hour long performance of “Carmina Burana” with a symphony, 3 soloists, & all of the choirs!  Here’s 1 movement of 25

During 1 of our workshops we sang with The King’s Singers.  When we came back I rushed out & bought 3 of their CDs.  2 are albums full of cover songs & 1 is a bunch of classical songs I don’t know.  I think the concert choir sang one of the songs I have on CD.  One album is full of The Beatles songs in 5 part harmony A Capella.  This first song they jumped into the choir with us to sing along.

 

What’s really funny about this is that there is metal/“Testament” playing in the other room as I’m writing this!  Yeah, I’m weird!

 

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Chris

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THE KING’S SINGERS

Friday, May 16th 2014

 

Only appropriate after a metal group. 180 degrees from Killswitch Engage. During the summer between grade 11 and 12. Our schools Chamber Choir went to a choir festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It wasn’t a competition but a celebration of Newfoundland being discovered 500 years ago. We had been singing a song by The King’s Singers, who just so happened to be there! We had a workshop with them and the 6 of them came in amongst the choir to sing with us, I may sound like a music nerd, but that was pretty cool! Yep, they’re on my iPod! 6 men from England, I believe. Very good! I have 3 CDs, “The Beatles Connection”, “Good Vibrations” (not a tribute to Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch), and “My Spirit Sang all Day”. I really like them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywkarAwB0W8 Blackbird

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsozppFAM4c Yesterday

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrEWa5P2qPo Good Vibrations

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQROMWTBP6g Cecilia

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N75BDfm1Ls The Lonesome Road. They jumped in to sing this with us at the workshop with us! I could listen to these albums all day every day!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCQzcoX1gcI The New Day. I think it may have been this song they sang with us?

 

I got back from Newfoundland and asked mom imediately to see if there were any CDs of their’s in the Golden Mile mall at a store called “Bach & Beyond” as far as I know it’s the only place in Regina that sells classical music CDs?

 

“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“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

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Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

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