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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so dark?” followed by “Paramore” the album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “Hardwired……………… self-destruct”

I bought a special edition of rare songs, a double album of a concert, a DVD documentary & other physical things I can’t download.  Open it, put it on iTunes and I have to use Home Sharing from iTunes to play the CDs I just legally imported.  I may have bought it legally but iTunes can’t figure that out? I usually play music through Apple Music, I’m fine with home sharing.  I have to use it for music from a 3rd party aka a CD.  I preordered “Nothing but Thieves” & “Jack Johnson” from iTunes.  Now they won’t play on Apple Music.  Why?  I bought them through Apple/iTunes, yet no go.  It’s Sunday still & here comes another customer service call.  I’m not going to tear a strip off of them, that doesn’t work.

I called them again.  The guy was very good about it.  After a ½ hour he said the problem was fixed!  I thanked him, asked a few questions & ended the call.  He even mentioned that he had problems with iTunes at home & had to fix them on his shift.  Apparently they’ve had an increase in customer service calls in the last 2 or 3 weeks.  That’s sad to hear, but at least now I know I’m not doing anything wrong.

We had to wait a few hours for the songs to be eligible for the iCloud which is fine.  He fixed EVERYTHING regarding iTunes, even stuff I didn’t bother to mention!  My new CDs were even available for me to listen to on Apple Music, and older problems I had & stopped worrying about!  I may have felt like “Kermit the Frog” on the inside, since it was EXTREMELY frustrating, but in the end it all worked out & I kept my cool.  With everything showing up on Apple Music, I don’t have to turn on my computer first to listen to my iTunes stuff through our stereo!

I was stressing out pretty hard, but managed to keep my cool very well.  I knew it wasn’t the customer service representative’s fault, so I worked with him & helped him with whatever he needed to fix the problems I’ve had recently.  That call gets an A+ from me!




Which album/tour was this drummer on for “Trivium”?


AWESOME NEW TV SHOW!  “The Orville”.  Sunday evening on Fox.  Imagine if “Star Wars” & “Star Trek” had a baby & it was written by lead actor was Seth MacFarlane.  Watch it laugh & enjoy!


The new/2nd album from “Nothing but Thieves” seems to be making a splash, after their 1st self-titled album that was also really good.  It sounds nothing like first 3 “Radiohead” albums but that’s the easiest comparison.

2 songs from the 2nd album

2 songs from the 1st album.  Both should be available everywhere!

I listened to this first album many times while waiting for the 2nd album to be released last Friday.


Remember, Thursday at 12:00 am Eastern, Foo Fighters’ album “Concrete & Gold” will be available!


Yes, I’m still enjoying Big Wreck, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, & Paramore!


New Kelly Clarkson album ready for preorder, full release October 27th

One week after I get the “Trivium” album a metal album.  I swear I’m not schizophrenic!  My faith in iTunes has been restored as long as the musicians are getting a good chunk of the money!


Nobody forced you to like or buy certain music or albums?  Get over it!






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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


P.S.  Keep an eye on your fancy iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It’s like watching a car collision. You don’t want to watch but you can’t take your eyes off of it. It’s late Sunday afternoon, CNN has been on pretty much the entire day. (There’s nothing else on, unless you’re a fan of the NFL). With all of this crap going on in the world, I predict I’ll die at the hands of a terrorist. Almost everyone wants world peace, but I think we’re all looking at a possibility of WWIII? Either way I’ll go about my life the same way & I would encourage others to do the same!

Watching the AMAs last night made me feel old & out of touch. I’ve heard 2 Demi Lovato songs now. I’m sure some of the audience at the AMAs were wondering “Who’s Alanis Morrisette & why is she singing with Demi Lovato?” I was the total opposite “What is Demi Lovato famous for & why is she singing with Alanis Morrisette?” I wasn’t a fan of that album when I was 15 & 20 years later has not changed my opinion. In 1995 though Alanis was EVERYWHERE!

I was watching the AMAs for one reason. More “Star Wars” footage & Pentatonix. They got me! I watched the entire show to see what I wanted to see. Well played AMAs, well played!

What I think is pretty cool right now is, call in radio shows in Toronto have 99.9% of the callers still talking about the Blue Jays & how next year they could remain a strong contender for a World Series championship!

Every fan has their own idea of what they’d do. So I’ll throw my hat in that ring too! I would trade knuckle ball pitcher R.A. Dickey, his catcher Josh Thole & whoever is being named the 5th outfielder for a decent starting pitcher. I have nothing against any of these people just that a knuckle ball is extremely unpredictable & difficult to catch. I’d also trade newly acquired short stop Troy Tulowitzki for cash or a pitcher & put the young impressive fielder Ryan Goins at short stop. That should free up 17-18 million dollars. Then I’d have to chose between right fielder Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion who plays DH or first base. Currently they have 3 first basemen. I’d trade Edwin for a number 1 or number 2 starting pitcher, or trade him at deadline if David Price signs. Both Bautista & Encarnacion are free agents at the end of the 2016 & I assume the Blue Jays can’t afford both of them & a few pitchers. I look at it as at the moment they have 3 starting pitchers. 26 year old Marcus Stroman who could be your number 1 or number 2 pitcher, Aaron Sanchez, & Marcus Estrada who has sign on for 2 more years with Toronto. 3B Josh Donaldson will be going to arbitration soon & will likely be offered $12,000,000 a year. If pitcher David Price signs, it will likely be a minimum of 7-9 years at a minimum of $25,000,000 a year if they’re lucky. Baseball is a game of numbers on & off the field. That’s what I’d do, but I’m nothing more than a fan who played & never reached the height of their success. Heck I never made it out of the B league in Regina! If David Price wants to stay, throw as much money at him as possible! Rogers is a multi billion dollar company. I don’t know the budget, & who knows if it will ever be public?


The countdown on Foo Fighters’ website finished last night (Sunday night). Now a letter from Dave Grohl & a 5 song EP for free on 5 different types of music sites! Each link is on their website! What they ask of you is to please donate to a charity for those affected by the attacks in Paris!


Sorry, I wrote this Sunday & a little on Monday. I had a doctors appointment Monday morning just to get some refills for my pills, then spent the day/evening at my parents place. That’s the reason for no blog yesterday. On the bright side my family doctor said my CT-Scan looked good! One more appointment to go this year, then nothing until October or November of next year.


Today is my parents 37th wedding anniversary as well! Congratulations Mom & Dad! They actually started dating in “grade 9” at the same high school my brother & I went to!


Now I want to hear “Throwing Copper” by Live.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Hahahahahaha! LANGUAGE!! The show is on HBO.


Win a “Hello Kitty” drum kit played by Mike Portnoy formerly of “Dream Theater”


The Muppets parody Adele!


Bruce Springsteen anyone! New song sounds like classic Bruce!!


Finger Eleven’s “Gods of Speed” is number 1 on the CBC rock charts


Yes, Pentatonix have added 5 songs to their Christmas album. This is one of them.


Adele on SNL. Song inside the link, isolated vocals.


Progress report from Tool & a new song inside the link. No album announcement yet.


President Obama is a guest on the new “Coldplay” album?


Ian Thornley on instagram


Justin Bieber’s song “What do you Mean?” by Walk off the Earth


Difficulty for global touring acts


The story behind David Bowie’s new album “Blackstar”


The movie “Creed” vs. the band “Creed” confusing if you’re tagging one of them on social media?


Scott Stapp (Creed singer) reviews the movie “Creed”


Monday’s Rock It Out Blog. I almost always turn to music to cope with a situation. Even after my grandmother passed away from breast cancer in 1999. I went to my room in the basement after the funeral & listened to the “Blue Green Orange” album by I Mother Earth through headphones.


I can’t get into “Five Finger Death Punch”. My brother bought 2 of their CDs when they were here opening for “Korn”


Rob Zombie’s new horror film. He directs as well as being a singer. Smart guy!


Article with Lemmy of Motorhead on terrorist attacks.


Anthony Vincent covers Adele’s “Hello” in 25 styles


Songs I like, “The Trews” I have their first 2 albums on CD. The 2nd one was underwhelming. After Kim & I first saw them, I saw them twice & the live show just didn’t live up to the first time we saw them opening for “Big Sugar”.


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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


Today’s workout was brought to you by “Meg Myers”.


CAT-Scan early this morning 8:45 am. Two more appointments this year, then I’ll have to see my family doctor for medication refills once or twice next year. Just routine doctor appointments for any cancer patient.


Can’t wait for the condo meeting at the end of this month! I’ll be saying “Nay, nay, nay, nay, etc.” many times. I should probably add a “whip” or 2 for good measure!


Monday’s Rock It Out Blog


I’d go to see “Dixie Chicks” but I don’t live near Toronto or Vancouver. Here’s their 2016 American tour schedule. One of the very few country acts I enjoy.


16 years ago Monday, Korn released the album “Issues”. I’ve never been a fan of Korn.


Dave Grohl vs. Animal drum battle on a future “The Muppets”


Book review of “Dark Days” by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God

Love this album! Easily in my top 3 albums made by Lamb of God!


Live Nation increase security at all events world wide. What an advanced society we live in…….NOT!


New album from King Diamond next year.


Tool announce 8 tour dates for January of 2016 with Primus set to be the opening act. Does this mean there’s a release date coming for the new album?


Jimmy Fallon got it right!!!


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Paris LANGUAGE!!! TONS OF IT!!!


Songs I like, “Tool”. Still no album since 2006.

TONS OF F-BOMBS BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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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!

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

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

Article on Mark Tremonti.

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

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

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.

Destiny’s Child manager hopeful of a reunion

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

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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“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




A Million Miles Away Blog on facebook. through email.

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 was up early today. Kim had to take Brewster to the groomer’s to be there by 7:00am. I was awake when they left, I didn’t want to be, but I had to pee! Better in the toilet than in the bed.

Audioslave reunion?

Rock Band 4 video game to include “Disturbed”, “Halestorm”, & “System of a Down”

A change for the better I’m sure most would say.

“Lamb of God” album review

What am I listening to at the moment? EVERYTHING!

These guys will be at “The Exchange” in October, only problem is that it’s a Thursday. I need my beauty sleep.

Any one of the last 2 or 1st 3 Foo Fighters albums.

This is why Kim gives me a monthly allowance for iTunes?!

Muse, Fall Out Boy, & Smashing Pumpkins were a little disappointing for me. Good albums, but not what I was expecting. I should lower my expectations, then I wouldn’t be disappointed very often! BAZINGA!!!

So I guess “Korn” are still around, & have a new album coming out soon.

Foo Fighters million dollar demo cassette leaked online

Demo version then the actual album recorded in Dave Grohl’s basement in Virginia

I guess “Lamb of God” has many big name fans

In Flames guitarist interview/article

The Muppets return to TV in the fall on ABC

New Alice Cooper album with big name guests!!

Real life “Footloose” in L.A.???? Possible ban on dancing?

Weird, but “I Can’t Dance”, nor do I ”…drink in L.A……”

Terrible ’90s song that would be a big hit for them.

“Footloose” was my favourite movie as a kid, then it was “Top Gun”, then I saw “Return of the Jedi”/grew up somewhat. There is a “Top Gun 2” in the works. Wouldn’t it be awesome if “Goose” came back as a hologram? Little “Top Gun” mixed with “Star Wars” sometimes I amaze myself! LET’S DO A MOVIE MASH UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim picked up Brewster today over her lunch break. He loves going to the groomer’s. 6:45am Kim says to him “Should we go see Sara?” Then he’s running to the door ASAP. When Kim drops him off, he knows what’s coming within 3 blocks & starts whining!

This sounds good, I pre-ordered the album on iTunes for release on October 2nd.

Climate change is happening now. 165F in Iraq as Jimmy Fallon reported yesterday.

Songs I like, “Neil Young”

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“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




These posts may become a bit random over the course of the summer?

The more I listen to the new “Lamb of God”, the more I like it! “Highly Suspect” is also really good!h best rock albums of 2015 so far. 10 best Pantera songs

New Metallica bassist, Robert Trujillo, has a side project in the works


Oh, John Oliver is hilarious & usually right on target.

Seether announce USA tour

This was quite a few years ago, 2005. Yes it reminds me of Nirvana a lot.

Billy Corgan on the death of Kurt Cobain

31 years ago Metallica released “Ride the Lightning”

A member of Axl & friends (G n’ R) quit? WHO SAW THAT COMING? EVERYONE!!!!

Muppet Mockumentary!!!!!! I hope the Muppets are coming back, along with Muppet Babies?

Keith Richards video

Remember “Puddle of Mud”? The singer has been arrested.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

Watch a trailer for a documentary starring Will Ferrell

I tend to agree that technology is affecting us for better & worse. You really don’t have to remember anything. If you can’t figure out something everyone goes right to the phone in your pocket. Long debate but worth the watch.

Slipknot fall 2015 tour dates

Florence & The Machine’s short film

Songs I like. “Michael Jackson”

Yes, I know, not his OWN song but he’s part of the “Jackson 5”

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl