WEEKEND UPDATE/ THE MAYFIELD FOUR

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Music throughout the weekend.  “In Flames”, “Mark Morton”, “Dream Theater”,

I did get 2 albums from iTunes on Friday morning.  I’m done for the month of March on iTunes, unless Big Wreck has a preorder date for their new album soon.  I got “In Flames” the album “I, The Mask” & “Mark Morton”, Lamb of God guitarist, who had a different guest vocalist on each song on his solo album “Anesthetic”.  First gut reaction, all 3 were great purchases for me.  The “Mark Morton” album would be the weakest out of the 3 but still a FANTASTIC album!

When I’ve listened to them a few times I’ll do a review on them.  As a first reaction, they’re both great.  Then you throw “Dream Theater” into the mix with albums released last year & the year before that & my music selection is AWESOME for me!

My cousin is in town for a week & I’m anxious to see her!

I slept extremely well Friday night.  Woke up to pee twice but fell asleep after with no problem at all.

Saturday, was Kim taking photos as homework for her photography class.  After that we watched some “Grace & Frankie”.  I rented “Blackkklansman” afterwards.  Great movie, but Kim hit the hay 2/3 through the movie.

Once Kim is done grocery shopping, I’ll start making my juice & hard boiling eggs.  I woke up just before 10:00 am.  I thought it was Monday & I had wasted my day, then I heard Kim in the kitchen & asked “Kim, what day is it?”  She replied that it was Sunday, I started putting away my exercise clothes.

THE MAYFIELD FOUR

I know I did a Myles Kennedy post, but this is the band he fronted before “Alter Bridge”.  They were a 4 member band from I don’t know where in America?  I saw them once in 1999 I think it was?  The line-up in order was “The Mayfield Four”, “The Watchmen”, & “Big Wreck”.  The Mayfield Four came onstage & I remember that the entire time the singer/guitarist, Myles Kennedy, had his left leg bouncing to the rhythm for each song.  That’s likely when he laid down the inaudible background singing part for the 2nd “Big Wreck” album on one of the songs.

The Mayfield Four only released 2 albums with only the 2nd album available on iTunes.  I must’ve bought the 1st album at the show….

 

1998   THE FALLOUT

 

2001   SECOND SKIN (On iTunes)

LANGUAGE!!!

 

Alter Bridge are writing their 6th album right now & still when I tell people, I’m often asked “Who?”  Their Facebook page says “AB VI coming soon” with a photo of them together in a small room.  They initially said they’d get together to write in April?

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE NORTHERN PIKES/FEBRUARY 5TH 2008

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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes

I fell asleep to “The Struts” the only 2 albums they have out “Everybody Wants” & “Young & Dangerous”.

I exercised to “Kelly Clarkson” the album “All I Ever Wanted”

 

YOU WONT HEAR FROM ME UNTIL MONDAY OR TUESDAY.  FAMILY DAY ON MONDAY A VACATION DAY.

One thing that I’d like to explain clearly.  There was body shaming going around Kelly Clarkson.  I said that “I’ll never see her so it doesn’t matter” what I meant was, I’ll never see her live & if she’s happy & feels healthy, who cares.  Weight or no weight she still sounds the same.

I did get a little more information from my mother about the day I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Mom was home sick with the flu, Kim, dad, & Mitch were all at work.  It was morning of Tuesday, February 5th.  Time of day is questionable.  I was taken to the Pasqua hospital, Kim came into the back of the Ambulance with me.  They took me to the wrong hospital, I was then taken to the General hospital.  My parents, brother, Sherry & James were all there before us.  I guess my mom was a wreck.  She kept asking if I was there yet.  They kept telling her that I wasn’t.  She then mentioned that her son mass bleeding in his brain.  They told her I was on the way there.

Once I was at the right hospital the surgeon was tied up finishing a lengthy surgery.  I had to wait a bit to have 2 of my 3 brain surgeries.  My brother had to restrain my mother so the doctors could do their job.  He had to tell her that while pulling her back.   I blacked out in the Ambulance before it left the parking lot at work.  So this part of it I don’t remember at all.

I was unconscious for a week in an induced coma & 3 weeks in an un-induced coma.  I was in the ICU that entire time.

My mother wanted to stay once I was in the ICU, she wanted to have someone familiar for me to wake up to.  One of the nurses finally told her to just go home, since I wasn’t going to wake up that day.

The next day, I assume, I had my 3rd brain surgery.  Every night until I woke up, someone was sitting with me in case I woke up after being told I had a 5-15% chance of waking up at all.  Mom, dad, Mitch, & Kim I believe all took turns sitting with me in case I woke up.

I did wake up in the ICU.  I think Kim was just outside of the ICU?  I vaguely remember waking up.  There were a handful of empty beds in the ICU & the nurse brought whoever was there in to see me & knew I wanted to get out of that room.  I was moved to the Pasqua Hospital for recovery & low intensive physiotherapy.  I stayed there for a little more than a year.  Celebrated my 29th birthday in January of 2009 in the auditorium there, with roughly 75 friends & family.  Mom made a TON of chili for everyone, Grandma made 2 big cakes vanilla & chocolate, & a cooler full of pop.  I haven’t walked on my own since the morning of Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  Ah well, at least I can work on it! This story might never have been told, by me at least.  I don’t remember it well as I get further away from that date.  “In the end it doesn’t even matter.”  I’m here but I don’t remember much of 2008, I was asleep for most of that year.  “You gotta sink before you swim” I guess?

All of this talk of surviving cancer tells me I’m not done here yet!  There’s something else I need to do.

 

Yep, I planned Valentine’s Day supper for Kim.  A Reservation at her favourite restaurant, & my parents could take Brewster for the evening.  Brewster has serious anxiety issues & can’t be left alone.

On Wednesday she came home from work & decided she’d rather stay in.  Easier to hear me, I have a fairly quiet voice.  Kim came home with Dairy Queen for supper & some DQ ice cream for both of us. We just watched TV & cuddled on the couch.  So, another quiet evening at home.

She also bought me some beer, she knows me all too well!  I don’t drink during the week though.  I’ll try some of the craft beer from “Rebellion Brewing Co.” later on today!

A teaser for the upcoming “Big Wreck” album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day!!!!

 

THE NORTHERN PIKES

I think most of Saskatchewan has heard of the one album I have.  4 guys from Saskatoon did very well for themselves & have around 11 albums in the iTunes store.  My parents had this album, & I’ve had it for a little while too.  I bought mine on iTunes though.  If you live in Saskatchewan you have at least heard a tune or 2 from this album…

 

1991   SNOW IN JUNE

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” a concert in Montreal from 2000 that I recorded on cassette since it was on the radio.  “Melissa Auf Der Maur” her album “Auf Der Maur”, “Metallica” the recent album “Hardwired……to Self-Destruct”, “Paramore” the album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

I just couldn’t fall asleep last night, but I was awake & exercising by 6:10 am, had breakfast, shaved, showered, & done editing this

Exercise total this week; 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 300 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dress in workout attire, & no breakfast.  Once I finish my exercises, then I allow myself to have breakfast, shower, put on clean clothes, & usually in this room to work on the next blog.

Wednesday was 5 years of me being released from the WRC.  No more therapy for this guy.  It was sort of bitter sweet for me, I met some really cool people, but I likely won’t see them in person again.  People I’d see almost daily for 3.5 years.  It’s like when I passed out at work, another big change.  I did make it back to visit my former co-workers though, once.

As I’ve stated before, I don’t consider myself as physically disabled.  Sure there are many things I can’t do, many that I can, & some that I haven’t figured out yet.  If I need help with something, there is always someone willing to help.  Until I say I can’t do something, let me struggle until I figure it out, or until I ask for help.  Don’t be afraid to let me “…sink so I can swim…”  The further away I get from Tuesday February 5th 2008 & Thursday July 26th 2012 they become a distant memory that changed things a little bit.  I could continue to have a chip on my shoulder or much better, forget about it & move on.  I’ll easily choose the latter.

 

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

 

These are the 5 songs from the Foo Fighters’ album “Concrete & Gold” out on September 15th

The following are live songs.  They likely include LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would think any hard core Foo Fighters fan, such as myself, will be fine with the album & won’t hesitate when it’s released!

 

Carpool Karaoke

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-usher-teach-james-corden-to-dance-on-carpool-karaoke-w494193

 

Would you like a Stone Temple Pilots bundle of vinyl, CDs, & a T-Shirt?

http://stonetemplepilots.com/

 

My super smart brother converted some old cassettes to iTunes files for me.  The high school Chamber Choir cassette that we went to Newfoundland had recorded a cassette of songs.  A Foo Fighters concert I recorded from the radio in 2000, & he tried to convert a cassette by Johnny Amore from my high school days.

 

If people are so terrified, they can avoid this tasty treat.  I’m not worried, bring on the Ben & Jerry’s!

https://medium.com/@kevinfolta/ben-and-scarys-or-bogus-news-scoop-8f27979082b5

 

What does Trump have to do to be impeached?  There can’t be much left?  Where there’s smoke, there’s probably fire.  There’s so much smoke at the moment, I can’t believe I haven’t died of smoke inhalation here in Canada?????????????!!!!!

REALLY?!  I MEAN REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could easily do an entire post about Donald Trump going back on his own previous statements.  I don’t need to though.  Everybody has made up their mind on him, & I’m not going to waste my time or energy on him.  I think ALL of us should consider ourselves as Global Citizens & get rid of these dividing walls!  I’m not surprised by anything Trump does at this point, but I’m always extremely disappointed that he does whatever he wants.

 

Cool version of Aerosmith/Run DMC’s ‘Walk this way’

 

Alter Bridge shared it……

 

Pentatonix shared it & I’ll add another one from the same EP that I’m not sure about.

 

How Foo Fighters’ went about recording the new album “Concrete & Gold”.  To be released September 15th, 2017.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/dave-grohl-on-how-foo-fighters-made-new-lp-with-pop-producer-w494257

 

Every person has a different opinion & I respectfully disagree with the comparison to Disturbed & Five Finger Death Punch.

I’m not in my early 20s anymore.  I have 2 Disturbed albums in the closet behind me.  My brother saw Five Finger Death Punch before cancer, B.C., he burnt copies for me.  I have no clue where they are, & I’m more than happy about that.  They were cool for a week when I was 26 or 27.

Those 2 bands among many others are why I don’t listen to Regina’s “rock” radio station.  I do love Trivium though, they’re too heavy for the “rock” radio station.

 

Hahahaha!!!!

 

My weekend starts now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

KIMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Candlebox” 5 albums on shuffle

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My wife is mind blowingly INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She fought everywhere in whatever hospital to stay with me.  She’d go home to shower & my parents would “watch over…” me.  She’d go home, shower & hug my clothes in my closet at home, just so she could pretend she was hugging me.  She had a cot to sleep on beside me.  Eventually in the WRC she started sleeping in my bed.  I’m 6’1”, apparently that’s HUGE?  This meant my bed was much bigger than most beds.  Plenty of room for 2 of us.  Good thing my brother or cousin weren’t staying in there 6’3” for my brother & 6’5” or more for my cousin, Mark Towers.

Where ever I was, Kim was with me.  Kim was “The Nurse who loved me!”  She REALLY stepped up her game so I could venture out to the lake & other places.  Everybody stepped up, friends & family!  I didn’t really realize I had cancer until sometime in 2009?  I slept 23 hours a day while I was in the Pasqua hospital, then I moved to the Wascana Rehabilitation Center sometime in 2009.  I’m no hero, I just did what needed to be done, & I still am!  You work at your place of employment, right?  My job is to get better ASAP, so I’m doing a job too, and the government pays me through disability & CPP (Canadian Pension Plan).  When I turn 65, all of that stops & I’ll live on my RRSPs.

The only thing that went wrong was that my mortgage insurance lasted 2 years, I needed 4.5 years & we ended up paying for nursing supplies because Kim was doing so much for me, instead of a nurse.  Kim started making paintings to sell as source of income, she’s still doing it, just not as much.

Kim’s hilarious too.  We’re on our 2nd box of Halloween chocolate bars.  I don’t like the “Temptation” of having sweets around.  If I see them I eat them.  The first box she put on the top shelf of our pantry.  Haha!  I can stand up by holding the pantry door frame.  Yes, chocolate is one of my many nemeses’.  We’re on our 2nd box now & she didn’t even bother to try to hide it.  No, I did not put Halloween candy on any shopping list, only $1,000,000!  That didn’t happen?  She avoided telling me we had chocolate in the house.  I found it on the floor of the pantry.  If she’s not hiding it, neither should I?  Last night I just took the box with me after supper, right over to the couch to watch TV.  I just turned to Kim & said “I’m not even going to pretend I’m just having 2 or 3”

 

Thanks Amazon!  You’re a little bit late to the party, but you’re welcome to sit among the other streaming sites everyone already has!

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/97064?utm_campaign=nme-12-oct-12-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Alice in Chains vs. Queens of the Stone Age?  Tough but I’d have to go with Queens, based on the song choice.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-vs-queens-of-the-stone-age-rocktober-rumble-round-1/

 

Myles Kennedy of “Alter Bridge” plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction

I was lucky enough to see this fantastic show in 1999 in this order, Myles Kennedy, was the singer for “The Mayfield Four”

“The Watchmen”

“Big Wreck”

 

Alice Cooper was in town last night!!!!  I didn’t have tickets this time.  Kim & I saw him in 2004.

 

Jimmy Fallon impersonating/playing songs with famous musicians

 

Mr. Andy McKee

 

Not my cup of tea but “Avenged Sevenfold” has some news

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-video-the-stage/

 

“Big Wreck” shared a video of them rehearsing.  I’m guessing the new album is coming sooner than later?  They were rehearsing a song from the first “Thornley” album.  This song…..

 

“The Last Hero” album is pretty much on repeat with moments for “Green Day” & “Sum41”

 

Here’s the Toronto Blue Jays schedule for 2016.  Yes, it goes into the playoffs as well.  If you’re interested?

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/schedule/?c_id=tor#y=2016&m=9&calendar=DEFAULT

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

INDEPENDENCE . I’M NOT MAD OR ANGRY, I’M FRUSTRATED!

I fell asleep to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Going to Hell” LANGUAGE!!!

I exercised to “Big Wreck” 4 studio albums, a live EP, & a concert I downloaded for free of them playing 21 songs from the first 2 albums with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. You can’t buy that anywhere.

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Monday night I saw the Batman vs. Superman movie. That was a big/loud response from the DC comics franchise to the Marvel comics franchise. For me Batman vs. Superman was hands down better than any Marvel movie & the Marvel movies are really good as well! If you’re on the fence about seeing this movie, get over it & see it! I went in with high expectations & the movie surpassed my expectations! REALLY amazing!

I exercise like mad so I can be more independent. At this point I’m confident I can do more than people think. When I first left the rehabilitation center, I was extremely weak. Our dinner plates were even too heavy for me to lift one of them. Now when I unload the dish washer I grab 3 of them to put away.

I don’t want to be a burden for anyone. I asked Kim for a ride to the movie theater since she had told me she didn’t want to see that movie. All I heard in response was “No, nobody is going to do that.”. She was afraid something might happen to me, because she loves me & I don’t have a cell phone. OK, why do I need a cell phone to be more independent? There was a time before when payphones didn’t even exist, what did those people do? “All my life” I’ve been told I can do anything I want/need to if I put my mind to it. Now so many people, not just my fantastic worrisome wife, are saying “Whoa, you can’t do that?!” Why? Trust me, if I say I can’t or can do it, there’s probably a reason that I’d say that. “Really? 8 or 9 years ago I’d be fine, but now that I’m physically disabled I can’t?” Holy mixed messages Batman! I’ve listened to suggestions from others & that’s great! I’ve chosen to do some & to let the other ones sit & wait.

What’s the point of me busting my butt 5 days a week if I’m being told I can’t do something? How will I learn what I can & can’t do? I learn by failing & trying something different the next time. I’ve been to that movie theater 100s of times in the last 20 years, I know it & I now how to manage myself there, able or disabled. A phone is going to save my life? Since when? I don’t have spider man senses that alert me if something bad is going to happen? Let me fail so I can learn how to succeed! If I say “Hey, I think I can do this?” Let me try, if I can’t do it, I’ll ask for help? I want to be more independent, but now everyone tells me I can’t, but from February 5th 2008 to July 26th 2012 I could do anything. How about for once I’ll tell you what I can or can’t do???

I know me & my limitations. Nobody else does, not even Kim. Thanks Kim, I know you didn’t want to see it, but thank you for taking me. I LOVE YOU!!! MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW!!!!

I took the rest of my frustration to my exercise & the numbers went up; 1500 crunches, 100 leg lifts, & 60 squats. Yes I’m sore, out of breath, sweaty, & tired. Am I not living up to anyone’s expectations, I don’t know? It sure feels like I’m not! I could sit on the couch all day, just whining & complaining, but that wont fix anything or I could exercise like a mad man & get better. I’m 36 years old, please stop treating me like a child? I’ve listen to everybody for too long. I’ll deal with this cancer $#@$%^$@ “my way”! Please don’t hold me back? What’s the worst that could happen? DEATH! Good grief, the doctors told everyone I would die February 5th, 2008, & they were wrong. I’m here and some people don’t approve of what I’m doing, so I change it, now these other people aren’t happy with what I’m doing to fix this situation. OK, I can’t make everyone happy all of the time. How about I focus on making myself, Kim, our family & close friends happy? Is that OK? “I’ve got to sink before I swim”!

I know this is all out of love & I do appreciate the concern from everyone, but I’ve got this.

I’m not really a fan of award shows, mostly because I have a 2% chance of knowing who the people are since many of them aren’t what I listen to. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-slams-fake-awards-shows-20160523

Why is this such a big deal? Transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, black, white, brown, male or female these are all real people? It seems to be the “in” thing at the moment to be against someone who is not of the same race, religion or sexuality. Why?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-hillary-clintons-church-is-facing-a-major-lgbt-schism-20160523

Noel Gallagher news on solo album, most known as the guitarist in Oasis.

http://www.nme.com/news/noel-gallagher/93748?utm_campaign=nme-daily-24th-may-24-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yet another article with Mark Tremonti.

http://australianhysteria.com.au/tremonti-from-dust-til-dawn/

Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lawrence, & John Oliver play “True Confessions” on the Tonight Show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jennifer-lawrence-john-oliver-play-true-confessions-with-jimmy-fallon-20160524

James Corden, Carpool karaoke with director J.J. Abrams

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-chewbacca-mom-carpool-with-j-j-abrams-james-corden-20160524

Gord Downie, singer for Canadian rock musicians “The Tragically Hip”, has terminal brain cancer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tragically-hip-singer-gord-downie-diagnosed-with-terminal-brain-cancer-20160524

Remember him for what he has done, not how he died. Mourn his passing for as long as you need. Then look at what he’s left for all of us.

Radiohead perform 2 older songs live. They haven’t played these songs live since 2009!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-radiohead-play-creep-live-for-first-time-in-seven-years-20160523#ixzz49WnrRpfK LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, WHAT??? Pantera’s song “Walk” covered in the style of a reggae song?

http://loudwire.com/pantera-walk-reggae-mash-up-andy-rehfeldt/

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THE CFL & BACK TO THE EXERCISING GRIND

I fell asleep to “Live” the album “Throwing Copper” after the majority of “Eve 6” the album “Horrorscope”

LANGUAGE!!!

I found a clean version. The language is censored.

I exercised to “Coldplay” the latest album “A Head Full of Dreams” followed by a lot of silence.

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I hit my exercise goal today, but only did 2 types of exercise. I figured I should ease into it, instead of wrecking myself for another week on the couch. I was fine last week, I just felt guilty & bored as my exercise mat sat there & judged me “from a distance”. Why do I know that song? Right, mom likes it! Bad mommy, NO!

When did the Saskatchewan Roughriders become an overpriced professional sporting event? I’ve been going to the only professional football game in the province since my grandfather could hold me on his lap. For the 2017 season we’ll have a new stadium, my parents & I get season tickets, 1 exhibition game, 9 regular season games, & you pay for a home playoff game which carries over if there’s not one. Right now we are paying $7 extra for each game. Even if we move to a worse spot, we pay more than we do now. New stadium so of course prices would go up. If they’re going up that much they’d better win more than 3 games in 2017! I can watch them lose at home on TV. One season & there’s a 98% chance I’ll stay at home, unless it’s an incredible season or new stadium. A roughly $30/game extra.

The 4 BIG singles from each 4 “Alter Bridge” albums available now as they finish recording their 5th studio album. 4 songs in order.

So this first one was just the popular one on iTunes. The single is the next one below it.

Myles Kennedy (singer) sang backing vocals on this Big Wreck song. Unfortunately he’s buried in the mix?

Myles Kennedy was the lead singer in a group called “The Mayfield Four”. I saw them many, many years ago opening for “Big Wreck”, with “The Watchmen” sandwiched in between. Great show!

SWEET!!!!!! Sega Genesis free games online?? I knew this day would come, I didn’t think it would come so soon!? Hello late ’90s & early 2000s, I missed you! If only my left hand worked properly?

http://www.unilad.co.uk/gaming/sega-releasing-megadrive-games-online-for-free-heres-how-to-play/

Pentatonix are on tour NOW!!!

http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=268573&SearchBy=pentatonix

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver censored LANGUAGE!!!!

16 years ago “Papa Roach” released the album “Infest”. I didn’t like the song when it came out. The rest of our band in University loved it, I refused to sing it! I think I was telling a story or something, totally unrelated from the subject of the song?

http://loudwire.com/papa-roach-infest-anniversary/

Censored LANGUAGE!!!

A concert to battle M.S. With Ken Tizzard & Daniel Greaves both solo I assume, from The Watchmen

http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/10844

I liked some of the ‘Destiny’s Child’ stuff, never bought any of it. Beyonce’s solo stuff I don’t enjoy.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/beyonce-lemonade-20160425

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

Do you need some Opeth swag?

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/opeth-the-perpetual-journey

Prince passed away last week. The news is still everywhere, & I think the world is doing individual tributes to him. Rightfully so, I love Prince! I’ve got 12 of his albums, which really isn’t much from his catalogue. Here’s Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour, performing “Purple Rain”

I was wishing the Prince news would eliminate the Guns n’ Roses news?

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-out-ta-get-me-used-to-love-her-coachella-add-four-dates/

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

The countdown is on “Tremonti” the 3rd studio album “Dust” will be released on Friday!! Foo Fighters are on hiatus or as they call it “I hate us”. Big Wreck is writing from what I know? I have to fill my time until they both release something? “Tremonti” & “Alter Bridge” this year would be fantastic with all of the other stuff I have!

As for the www.wikipedia.com mention yesterday. The site no longer says “Anyone can edit”! It’s good for anything other than musicians info. Which sadly is what I mainly use it for 3 or 4 times a year.

A review of the upcoming Tremonti album ‘Dust’ & other info on the album.

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

Beyonce’s album was exclusively on TIDAL but not anymore. Makes sense, not everyone is on TIDAL, I still purchase music from iTunes or maybe a CD or 2 a year?

http://www.nme.com/news/beyonce/93195?utm_campaign=nme-daily-25th-apr-25-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Looking forward to the Kongos release as well on June 10th

Bruce Springsteen covers Price’s “Purple Rain” as a tribute to the artist. Song inside the link!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-bruce-springsteens-poignant-cover-of-princes-purple-rain-20160424

HOWEVER YOU’RE GETTING THIS, PLEASE PASS IT AROUND?

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

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

Tuesday

I woke up today & thought “OOOOO, it’s Friday!!! NOPE, it’s Tuesday!” I did that weeks ago as well. Very disappointing.

Here it is 8:26 am & 3 people in the USA have viewed my blog 10 times each for a total of 30 views already. It doesn’t tell me who they are, just the country & how many people have viewed the site however many times. Thanks, hold your horses, I don’t post this until the end of the day around 5:00pm.

I don’t really know what Facebook means, but it says this blog had 2800 readers yesterday? It must mean I’ve had 2800 people in total from 2012-now! Thanks!

316 friends on Facebook for me, & I rarely get a PM, usually only if I initiate the conversation same with email. I don’t have the time to talk to each individual despite my effort & me being at home all day. I’m not leaving Facebook but maybe don’t speak publically about a trip or vacation until after the event happens & you are back home? Just a thought? Use the internet however you like. For me it’s more for tagging others or joking around, but that’s just my view. If you’re cool with email, know me personally, & have something to say to me, an email won’t kill you REALLY? I use email & survived stage 4 brain cancer??!!! Did I just blow your mind? Hahahahaha!

EVERYBODY has email, not all people have Facebook or twitter? I’m not on twitter, so I use email to stay in contact with people. I’m basically on Facebook for the information & the 6 or 7 people who have issues with their email. One day I’ll pop up & say “I’m canceling my facebook account”. You could argue the pros & cons of each.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog. I see a commercial for this game & multiple times I think “Cool a new Batman movie!!!!!!!!!”! Then I see that it’s a video game?

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/the-music-of-batman-arkham-knight/

Is the removal of the Confederate Flag really that big of a deal for caucasians?

http://loudwire.com/pantera-confederate-flag-shirt-disappears-online-store-philip-anselmo-comments/

IT’S A TOUR???? I’D BE THERE IN SECONDS IF IT WAS NEARBY & I HAD THE CASH!!!

http://harddrivelivetour.com/tour/

Tremonti & Trivium!!!!!

Director/Producer Judd Apatow on Jimmy Fallon. Director/Producer of “Superbad”, “Knocked Up”, “This is 40”, “40 Year Old Virgin”, “The Pineapple Express”, “Bridesmaids”, “Anchorman 2”, etc., now “Trainwreck”. R rated comedies.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-judd-apatow-skewer-bill-cosby-with-perfect-impression-20150721

RATED R!

I learned how to jive in high school gym class. It & The Polka were my two favourites. No, I was nowhere near this good, nobody ever left the ground. I could listen to “jive”/”swing”/”upbeat jazz” any day!

So I bought this last week, then yesterday I bought the following . Both from iTunes & I’m done for the month or I’ll go over my allowance, since I have 2 pre-orders left this month “Lamb of God” on Friday & “Finger Eleven” on the 31st . For me these are both catchy.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/talking-dreams/id924487443

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/vol.-3-the-subliminal-verses/id926184050

All while listening to my Friday pre-order.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/mister-asylum/id975018114″>https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/mister-asylum/id975018114

I can be very cheap at times, but I’m also terrible with money for music! Before I buy something or pre order something on iTunes I always ask Kim. I know my limit, as it gets closer I ask!

Jon Stewart on Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jon-stewart-shreds-donald-trump-20150721

I’m not a fan of their music, but almost every metal fan is.

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-cancel-tour-dates-personal-family-matter/

This happened last year & I was all “WHAT?????????????????????”. Spidergirl?

44 years ago Black Sabbath released “Masters of Reality”

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-master-of-reality-album-anniversary/

MTV video award nominees. I’m all in for Ed Sheeran, no biggie though. Awards for art I’ve never really understood?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-ed-sheeran-beyonce-lead-mtv-video-music-award-nominees-20150721

Good grief, wrong condo suite people! Didn’t you lock your door when you left? Now I have to lock our door while I’m home. “OO, nice dog!” Did you have a dog when you left? Weird?

Sufjan/Cat Stevens Tour dates. Notice nothing in Canada, as per usual.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/sufjan-stevens-announces-new-us-tour-dates/

I think I know what I should do? Put a basket at the front door. When people come over I’ll have them put their phone, tablet or iPad in the basket when they’re under my roof visiting Kim & I. If it’s not a possible emergency, then why is there a phone here? I don’t have/want one. Do you need one at the moment when you’re here for a visit?

Number of iTunes accounts 800 million

https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=Rc53VIzBC8yV8Qe3lYHIDg#q=number+of+itunes+users

Blog by iTunes Match user & other Apple products.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2036062/itunes-match-another-neglected-apple-service.html

I don’t have the patience to tell you how many iTunes Match users there are in the world or how many have unsubscribed from this service, but we’re taking our $25-$28/year & leaving, as many people have done. I don’t want big brother/Apple looking over my shoulder knowing what I listen to & judging me on that. The rich get richer & now the poor “……taketh away……”

Why bigger budget’s for movies don’t always make the film better.

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/geeks-guide-jason-blum/?mbid=psocial_rs

Today’s Rock It Out Blog. Me either since the 4th album, “Kid A”. “Pablo Honey”, “The Bends”, & “OK Computer” especially the latter 2 are AWESOME to me. 2 must hear albums, like them or hate them. I think Radiohead lost a lot of fans with the release of “Kid A” but gained different fans also!

I’M CANADIAN, & I LIVE IN CANADA. I DON’T CARE!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rolling-stone-announces-chicago-party-during-lollapalooza-weekend-20150720

Little bit of Todd Bryanton’s work?

http://www.thetorchentertainmentguide.com/torch-spotlight-dr-monster/

Songs I like. “The Mayfield Four” Myles Kennedy’s previous band I saw in ’99 opening for “The Watchmen” & headliner “Big Wreck”. Now the singer for “Alter Bridge” & Slash’s solo albums.

LANGUAGE!!!

“The Fallout” album is not on iTunes, I had to download it as a torrent before I was sick or pay over $160 on Amazon for 1 CD?

Sorry, I love his voice!

On backing vocals.

Alter Bridge!

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