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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms”

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Bedbugs”

Below is my favourite song from this album

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 40 pushups, & 20 back flexes/day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 160 pushups, & 80 back flexes over the course of 4 days

I figured Kim’s got Friday booked off, then I’ll take a day off too.  I started back doing my exercises & found out my cold wasn’t gone yet.  I did the maximum repetitions for 4/6 exercises.  I guess that’s what I’ll do this week?  I’m pretty much making my own rules as I go, I guess?  Monday-Thursday this week.  It’s summer time & there are many people coming & going this year.  Honestly we have no plans set in stone for the rest of the summer or fall, other than Saskatchewan Roughrider home games that I go to with my parents.

Timothy Wong was here over the weekend, nice to see him & his daughter briefly at the football game, his son Nicholas was guarding the seats.

We’d like to spend some time at my family cabin, don’t know when that’ll be though?  Other than that, I’m not sure what we’ll be up to this summer?

 

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Sorry, some Toronto Blue Jay talk for a bit.  All of the MLB stops as of this Monday for the All-Star break.  The trade deadline is 12:00 noon eastern time.  The Blue Jays are in last place in their division of 5 teams at 41W-47L.  Each team plays 162 games a year, so there is lots of baseball to go!  This is when the trade rumours start.  What do I want the Jays to do?  Trade a lot of the team, or stay the course, either way.  Please stop lying to fans who don’t know any better aka all of the fans that jumped on the bandwagon in 2015.

Doesn’t matter to me if you’re a bandwagon jumper or not.  Compare the Blue Jays today to the Blue Jays of 2015.  Pretty much the same team other than Left Field & First Base/DH.  So the 2015 team didn’t win a World Series & now you basically have the same players, just 2 years older.  You’ve got a messy platoon in LF & 1B/DH is putting up better numbers than Encarnacion did in 2015.  1B Justin Smoak has 23 Home Runs, 56 Runs Batted In, & a batting average of .294.  IMPRESSIVE to say the least.  At the designated hitters spot is Kendrys Morales who’s stats are 16HR, 48RBI, & an average of .252.  The player the Jays lost in the off season has very similar numbers compared to those of Kendrys Morales.

In my eyes the 2 new front office guys who came in during the off season of 2015-2016 should stop giving fans a false sense of the team being OK.  When they first came to Toronto, they said they wanted/needed to get younger & more left handed players.  OK, sooooooooooooooo………………………where did they pencil that into their schedule?  They currently have the oldest average age of players on their roster!

 

The Philosopher Kings were supposed to tour across Canada last year, they cancelled the tour saying they were going to record instead.  What was released last week?  A 4 song EP of songs from the first 3 albums.  REALLY???  I’d rather see them live than have a 4 song EP of stuff I own.

 

Josh Homme, singer of Queens of the Stone Age, video interview on the album “Villains” to be released August 25th

 

My wardrobe is mostly made up of T-Shirts I’ve bought at concerts or bands that I listen to but don’t have the cash to fly to Europe & see live.  You can take this article either way.  Personally, I don’t really care, on the flip side of that, I will ask you what your favourite album or song is from the band that is represented on your shirt.

http://loudwire.com/opinion-stop-making-metal-a-fashion-statement/

 

Hahahaha!  The Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street!  Hahahahahaha!

 

REALLY?  Get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That album came out in 1997.  He’s holding on to a grudge from 20 years ago if this is real.  It becomes more difficult to get over the longer you hold on to it, let it go!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/foo-fighters-former-drummer-mad-dave-grohl-the-colour-and-the-shape/

 

Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix October 27th

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stranger-things-season-two-release-date-announced-w491701

 

So Stone Sour debuted on the Billboard 200 at 8, while Nickelback debuted at 5.  I guess their argument worked for both of them.

http://loudwire.com/stone-sours-hydrograd-disc-debuts-at-no-8-on-billboard-200-album-chart/

Kim was out Tuesday night, I watched “Suicide Squad” the extended cut.  I guess I’m the odd one out?  “Wonder Woman” was good other than it was set in a historical event, that was what irked me about it!  “Batman vs. Superman” I liked, “Man of Steel” was……………….meh OK.  “Wonder Woman” was good but it bothered me that it was during a historical event.

 

The “In Flames” album I fell asleep to, is the album where 75% of their fan base started complaining that they weren’t heavy enough to be considered a metal band.  OK, what are they then.  That album would NOT be played on the Regina rock station.  I like that & many more of their albums.  Maybe people don’t see it as metal, & that’s fine with me.  It doesn’t HAVE to be metal in order to be good.

 

Nickelback fan?  Meet other Nickelback fans!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-fans-why-they-love-the-band/

 

Why was Kim Kardashian wearing a “Morbid Angel” shirt?  It was either comfortable or she must be a fan?

http://loudwire.com/kim-kardashian-morbid-angel-sweater/

It’s a band shirt, “Morbid Angle” just got some promotion that probably is being sent outside of their demographic.

 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Canadian rock lately, as well as the newer albums I’ve purchased.  Mostly “Royal Blood” & “The Matthew Good Band”

 

Would I go to my 20th high school reunion?  Nah, I was there, I know what went on, I’m good.

 

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No blog post tomorrow & today is a very busy day, however I am sticking with my exercise.  As of my exercise this morning I’m at 800 crunches, 80 pushups, & 50 leg lifts.  By the end of the week it will be a total of 1000 crunches, 100 pushups, & the leg lifts can stay where they are, I felt some pain so I’ve decided to let them be for now.

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” I got up to tinkle & listened to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations” as I fell asleep

I didn’t even think to turn on the “stereo” when I exercised.  Busy day today, not much time for the computron today.

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I was watching the news a few nights ago & came to a solution regarding cell phones being used as weapons in terrorist attacks!  Get rid of them!  How did most people fly without a phone until everybody & their dog got one?  Wait………….next to nobody had a phone, laptop or tablet.

Remember before all of these gadgets were around?  What happened when one person didn’t share or play nice with a toy?  No one got to play with it.  Easy, out of sight, out of mind.  No more laptops, tablets, cell phones or any electronic devices allowed on the plane.  You forgot it was in your pocket?  Not my problem, it goes in this garbage bag now or you go back to where you came from with it……………………………….HAVE A NICE DAY!

Of course I hate the entire idea of cell phones which I’m sure is a common pet peeve many people would like to change.  If you’re going to a public venue, restaurant, theater, concert, loud bar, airplane, etc.  Whatever it may be, please show some common courtesy…..they annoy me to no end, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.  If you’re at a certain venue doing or enjoying a certain activity, why isn’t the person you’re chatting with, come & join you?  Other than that or an emergency, what do you need your phone for?

Someone should invent a harness to go around your chest like a tube top & have a cell phone holder attached to the front that extends 2 ½ feet from your chest.  Then your phone would always be available!

From a random www.google.com search

“According to data compiled by New York-based app Locket, the average user checks their phone around nine times an hour at peak times. On average, users unlock their phone 110 times a day and a quarter of people actively use their handsets during the hours of 3am and 5am”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html#ixzz4c1agUbaN

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html

I found one with a lesser count but it was from 2015?

Me:  “Who are you talking to?”

Phone User:  “Ronda”

Me: “I don’t know Ronda?”

PU: “She needs help with a recipe”

Me: “Ask Ronda to wait?  Neither of us invited her & the recipe won’t go anywhere, unless she moves it.”

Call it rude but it’s no ruder to me than someone spending their time & attention on someone not with us or is not the subject of anything to do with our conversation.

In the end, there is no book on how to use a mobile devices, so use it as you like.  Please don’t forget that in a public setting your use of a phone can affect other peoples’ experience.

 

Tool is on tour…………again, which means no in studio work for Tool at the moment or any work for Maynard in the studio with A Perfect Circle.  All I know is that Tool has one song done for sure!

 

From Thurston Moore.  From a grunge band that didn’t become a house hold name “Sonic Youth”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-thurston-moores-dynamic-new-rock-song-smoke-of-dreams-w473233

 

Here’s The Warped Tour lineup for 2017.  This has more metal type acts than I would expect on a punk festival lineup!?

http://loudwire.com/warped-tour-announces-2017-full-band-lineup/

Not necessarily bands I’d like to see though.

 

I wish Regina offered the FX channel on cable.  I’d watch the TV series “Fargo” if I had the chance.  I loved the movie!

 

Are you easily offended?  If so, DO NOT WATCH Dave Chappelle’s standup comedy special on Netflix!  HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, those poor children.  Even I can’t tolerate Rammstein!

http://loudwire.com/children-medieval-band-rammstein-sonne-best-of-youtube/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqpRoVxH2jc

 

Article with Mark Tremonti, guitarist & singer of Tremonti & guitarist of Alter Bridge

http://libel.co.nz/home/2017/3/20/mark-tremonti

 

I’m sure I’ll get sick of this song soon enough.

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired”, got up to pee & listened to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

I did a lot of stretching to “Anthrax” on shuffle

Let’s get one thing straight here.  I’m the man-baby of this house!  Not this man baby…

I’m not necessarily trying to lose weight, when I’m rid of this nerve problem, I’ll lower my exercise somewhat.  Maybe to 6500 crunches, 500 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups a week, and some walking or exercise bike on Saturdays.  We are walking in our suite, with this pinched nerve on Saturdays, just to move the muscle a bit.  I don’t walk a huge amount, my foot starts to tingle and then I sit down.  Energy wise I could go much further, but my tingly foot prevents me, that’s why we’re walking in our suite.  I say we because Kim comes with me to make sure I don’t fall & crack my head open.

Despite me not really exercising over the holidays I’ve managed to lose more weight.  I have the time to exercise, & my diet stayed fairly consistent.  Sure there was alcohol, cookies, chocolate, gingerbread, etc.  Instead of devouring all of it, I had it in moderation.

My breakfast & lunch are quite healthy.  A hardboiled egg & a glass of blended fruit & vegetables for breakfast, sometimes multi grain Cheerios with skim milk.  Lunch is usually some fish, then vegetables or rice crackers & hummus for a snack in the afternoon.  Supper usually involves wild rice & quinoa with some type of meat or a stir fry of some type.  I don’t need to pay someone to tell me what to eat, I’m lucky that way.  I understand if other people do though.  I’ve never been so focused on anything before.  The weight loss is a byproduct from my exercise and diet to be able to walk, be more independent & more able bodied.

 

Sorry I need to get some Toronto Blue Jays stuff off of my chest.  Mostly, IS ANYBODY DOING ANYTHING THIS OFF SEASON??????  Every team seems to be sitting on their hands.  Spring training starts in mid-February, 2 weeks & a few days.  There was a PILE of sluggers on the free agent market, & there still is a few.  The Blue Jays went into the off season trying to get younger, more left handed, & faster.  Everybody involved from Edwin Encarnacion, his agent, & the Blue Jays’ GM screwed up royally and Edwin ended up in Cleveland for less money.  Edwin left to see if he could get more than the Blue Jays had offered $80,000,000 over 4 years.  The GM signed a 33 year old switch hitting designated hitter for $33,000,000 over 3 years bargain, right?  Sort of!  If I see that guy putting on any kind of glove other than a batting glove on, I’ll be yelling at my TV loud enough they’ll hear me in Toronto.  This off season is very close to being over & they need to fill in some holes yet.  They’re getting a good backup catcher, who will be 32 in May & he’s a switch hitter.  Now they need, 2 left handed relief pitchers, a left fielder & I’d like to see 1 more outfielder or first baseman.  That’s a lot to do in a limited amount of time!  The link below is one of the sites I get my Blue Jays info from, that site & other sports talk shows.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/

 

That’s a tough choice for me.  Both “The Agonist” & “Stitched up Heart” are really good!

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-suicide-silence-debut-strong-earthside-video-countdown-no-1/

 

25 worst albums by legendary bands.  Even hard core Metallica fans would say this is not a good album.  No solos or production at all.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

A tiny bit of info/reaction from Mark Hammill/Luke Skywalker regarding Star Wars Episode VIII.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rian-johnson-shares-photo-star-wars-last-jedi-title-sequence-1958093?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I guess “Deadpool” didn’t get an Oscar nomination?  I’m guessing it’s because the movie is an action, comedy, comic book, & R-Rated film?

http://www.nme.com/news/film/oscars-2017-reynolds-responds-to-deadpool-snub-as-patel-garfield-celebrate-nominations-1959479?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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

 

10 greatest Metallica riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Interview with “Clutch”, their sound engineer on tour.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  Voting episode from last year.

 

Mike Myers guest on Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-mike-myers-jimmy-fallon-stage-goofy-canada-v-us-dance-off-w462872

 

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” much like me minus the famous & rich part, had a washroom wake up listened to “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices” when I went back to bed.  Woke up again to pee & fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Our Lady Peace” their first 4 albums “Naveed”, “Clumsy”, “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch” & “Spiritual Machines”

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It’s odd that my chiropractor noticed I was wearing pants instead of my year round shorts attire.  Mark your calendars’ it was yesterday.  January 11th.  I wore pants for the first time this year, 2017.  I think I wore pants 4 times last year?

“But it’s so cold out, how do you do that, are you nutz?”  Being a little bit off helps but think of how long I’m actually outside.  We have underground parking, so I’m not outside.  We also have rock star…………….mmmm…………handicap parking very close to the building we’re going to.  I’m outside for 2 or 3 minutes in total to & from where ever we we’re.

Our wedding was in May 2005.  If I could change one thing about our wedding, it would be the normal formal attire.  “Are you comfortable?  Underwear & a T-Shirt?  Come on in!”  As long as the bits & pieces are covered, who cares?

Anyways, I saw my chiropractor yesterday & this pinched nerve has been preventing me from doing anything for roughly 2 months now.  I’ll be getting a referral to a physio therapist on Monday.  If it continues to bother me, after I don’t know how long I’ll be given a cortisone shot, which would be my 8th since 2008.  Not fun but they work!  “Let me shove this 8” needle in you.”  Kim couldn’t even watch & she’s not worried around needles.  The needle didn’t really hurt, the doctor put so much pressure on the needle into my spine.  I’ve had back issues since high school.

 

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/update-given-new-queens-stone-age-album-tour-1942040?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-11-jan-11-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What concert would you choose?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-classic-album-concerts-we-want-dylan-madonna-w460171/fleetwood-mac-rumors-w460191

I’d choose Phil Collins, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Tom Petty if I had the cash

 

I just can’t get into Mastodon, but it seems like every metal fan loves them.

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-troy-sanders-brent-hinds-debut-turd-factory-project/

 

Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/halestorm-killed-it-with-its-cover-of-metallicas-ride-the-lightning

 

Transgender or not, if I was American, I’d stay as far away as possible from the inauguration!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/jackie-evanchos-transgender-sister-wont-be-at-inauguration-w460702

 

Rob Zombie turns 52 today.

 

Bands with tour plans for 2017.  A Perfect Circle will be touring and working on a new album aka I see no new Tool album in the near future.

 

Facebook is fairly quiet today.  I’ll call it a day as far as blogging goes.

 

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I fell asleep to first “Into Eternity” the album “The Incurable Tragedy” followed by “In Flames” the new album “Battles”

I’m just stretching still so this is what’s been playing in the house today “Lamb of God” the album “Strum Und Drang”, “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, & “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory of…”

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I proposed to Kim in the best way possible, a surefire way of making her say the magic word “Yes”.  I caught her in an after work nap.  When I arrived with flowers & a ring & dropped to one knee, she said “Yes”.  She called her sister & told her “I don’t know what he said?  He had flowers, said all of this romantic stuff, and then proposed.  He told me too change from my sweats & T-Shirt to go out for a fancy supper”.   That’s how I proposed to Brewster’s mother!  Catch your future spouse asleep, your odds will be greatly increased, I believe.

I really miss exercising.  I never thought I’d utter those words?  When I start again, hopefully soon, I’ll have to build up to my regular numbers & likely reduce my crunches to 1200 or 1300 a day.  1500 is a little redundant I think, we’ll see?  This pinched nerve non sense is driving me crazy!  Sitting around & doing nothing productive other than stretching doesn’t fill my desire to be productive.  Sorry if I sound like a whiny broken record.  I guess I could plunk around on my guitar, as frustrating as it is.  My brain knows what to do but my fingers disagree!  “In the end, I’m not satisfied” with the status quo.

 

Well done by The Pretty Reckless, Highly Suspect, & Chevelle!

http://www.alternativenation.net/top-10-rock-albums-of-2016/

I DON’T THINK HE CAN WRITE A SONG WITHOUT SWEARING IN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

10 best metal songs of 2016.  I bought 4 of them the other 6 I purposely didn’t or have never heard since I’m not a fan of the group.

http://loudwire.com/10-best-metal-songs-of-2016-watch/

^^Good tune on a mediocre album.

 

I don’t know if Foo Fighters are touring or recording the new album, or both?

https://www.foofighterspassport.com/

 

George Strombo’s tribute to The Tragically Hip after a 30 year career

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/17763/strombo-show-tragically-hip-30

 

I guess Ed Sheeran has a release on Friday!!  January 6th, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No preorder, just a video on Facebook saying “new music on Friday”

 

Pentatonix close out 2016 with a bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-pentatonix-close-out-2016-at-number-one-w458630

 

Led Zeppelin albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/led-zeppelin-albums-ranked/

I’d have to say my favourite is the double album “Physical Graffiti”

 

The 50 best metal song writers of all time

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-songwriters/

From this list, I’d have to go with the members of Tool, with Iron Maiden in 2nd.

 

“The Philosopher Kings” show Kim & I wanted to go to has been canceled, they’re in the studio recording a new album.  Why would you schedule a tour & then cancel it for studio time?  Seems odd to me?

 

Banger TV on www.youtube.com best metal albums of 2016.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve heard a lot about Gojira, I’ve listened to the album on apple music, just seems too much miss & hit for me.  I think for 2016, Anthrax & Third Ion released my favourite metal albums of the year, oh & Opeth wasn’t really a metal album it’s quite soft & calming, while being really good!

 

Randy Blythe, from Lamb of God, year in review.

http://rollingstoneindia.com/2016-year-in-review-lamb-of-god-randy-blythe/

 

Coachella line up

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/coachella-2017-radiohead-beyonce-kendrick-lamar-to-headline-w458762

It’s full of a lot of “WHO?”  For me unless Radiohead plays stuff like this from the 1990s

 

 

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I figure it’s close to the holidays, so 1-3 more blogs & my list of albums of the year should do it for 2016.  Yes, I already know what my New Year’s resolution is & I don’t make resolutions often.  I plan to add cardio to my exercise list.  Recumbent exercise bike or walking with my walker every Saturday morning.  I’ll need help & Kim has agreed to go with me.  We can walk in the parkade &  I’ll need help on & off the exercise bike.  Of course I’ll be doing that here.  No point in me spending money on a gym membership when I can do that here!

This pinched nerve thing can go away anytime.  It felt really as though it was “on the mend” during the week then on Saturday evening watching a movie with Kim, I had to ask her if she could move to the other couch so that I could lay down on my side.  At the moment it’s nearing 7:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  I’ve listen to 2.5 albums on my iPod while trying to get comfortable in bed, got up, shaved, had breakfast, poured a coffee, & now I’m here.  Waking up because of pain that early, not cool.

Tuesday evening, saw my chiropractor today & he’s confused as to why it hasn’t healed?  Another message therapy & another chiropractor appointment if needed.  4 weeks down the toilet exercise wise.

 

And all of the disbelievers will rant about how this is such a waste of time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/al-gores-an-inconvenient-truth-sequel-to-open-sundance-w455052

 

Another new Pentatonix tune from their Christmas album.

 

I can’t wait for March!!!!!!!  I’ve never seen them live!

 

Ace Frehley, KISS, real or fake merchandise.  The movie is my little info regarding KISS.

http://loudwire.com/stump-the-ace-kiss-legend-ace-frehley-real-or-fake-kiss-products/

 

10 supergroups.  Look at that Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden’ has been a part of 2 supergroups!

 

Third Ion, for those times when you really want to concentrate on music or just think of nothing & enjoy the ride.

 

Top 10 progressive rock/metal bands

NO “TOM SAWYER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Job well done but I just can’t get into rap music.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-hamilton-mixtape-shoots-up-to-number-one-w455100

 

10 best frontwomen in rock

 

Walk off the Earth Christmas movie

 

Kirk Hammett vs. Donald Trump (Kirk Hammett of Metallica)

 

Review of the latest Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/584cb163e4b0171331051170?timestamp=1481549261686

 

Original lineup of Live touring next year.  That gives them 3-5 respectable albums of songs to choose from.

http://loudwire.com/live-confirm-reunion-singer-ed-kowalczyk/

 

30 things you should know about Pentatonix

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/things-you-should-know-about-pentatonix?utm_term=.wd1BpxWJy#.fonnBVpxY

 

Vote for your favourite metal album of 2016.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-album-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Obama interviewed by ‘The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-reveals-why-he-wont-vanish-during-trump-presidency-w455542

 

‘Stitched up Heart’ shared it…

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about a new album from Ed Sheeran!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-teases-new-music-return-social-media-1911605?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Canada tends to get the typical “Canadian” tour from most groups.  Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver.  All are minimum a 2 or 3 day drive from Saskatchewan.  As much as I love live music, there’s no way I could justify sitting in a vehicle that long for a concert, & flying is too expensive!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/tom-petty-announces-only-2017-european-show-at-british-summer-time-hyde-park-1911596?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock songs of 2016.  Even before I’ve read it, I don’t agree with it, I’m sure you would choose differently also.

http://loudwire.com/20-best-rock-songs-2016/

 

Kanye West meets Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-details-donald-trump-meeting-w455691

 

Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!  “Freaktender”

 

Photo book of AC/DCs recent tour coming in 2017

http://loudwire.com/ac-dc-rock-bust-world-tour-photo-book-2017/

 

Metal fan myths.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t do drugs.  I also enjoy other music.  I don’t know every individual in the local metal group, the people I do know are pleasant & good to be around.  I don’t know anyone that’s a metal fan only.

 

Top 10 metal bands fronted by females.  Does “Halestorm” count as a metal band?

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Really, if this is retired life, I don’t want it.  BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’d much rather be exercising & improving my girlish figure……………….I mean my slightly larger girlish figure.  With no license I stay in our condo FAR more than needed.

People ask me why I wear shorts year round?  Well, I’m always warm/hot & sweating, I’m outside just long enough to get in a vehicle, all of our windows face south which makes it uncomfortable for me since I can’t switch on the air, & I usually work out.  Anything over 24 degrees Celcius (75.2 Fahrenheit) too hot for me!

 

New video from the Red Hot Chili Peppers

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-red-hot-chili-peppers-morbid-sick-love-video-w453750

 

Carolina rebellion lineup.  According to the “A Perfect Circle” Facebook page they are playing this festival as well aka Don’t hold your breath for a new Tool album.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-soundgarden-def-leppard-2017-carolina-rebellion/

No, no new Tool.  Just old Tool……………………..for the last decade.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has seen the spinoff “Rogue One” & loved it.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/george-lucas-seen-star-wars-rogue-one-heres-thought-1893040?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-5th-dec-05-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Comedian Chris Rock is doing a stand up tour throughout the USA

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/chris-rock-announces-total-blackout-stand-up-tour-w453980   LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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

 

Walk off the Earth’s new video with Snoop Dogg

 

Oslo city hall plays Opeth for the public.

 

Live song by Alter Bridge!!!!

http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-live-preview-alter-bridge—my-champion-100.html

I wish they would come to Calgary, Regina or Winnipeg.  Calgary’s a 7:30 hour drive & Winnipeg’s 6:00 hour, I’ve made the 2:30 hour drive to Saskatoon too many times.  It’s flat, the highway is busy, & it’s EXTREMELY boring.  2:30 hours to Saskatoon feels like a 10:00 hour drive.

By the end of this album, it’s pretty much metal with the amazing vocals of Myles Kennedy!

 

Which rock & metal musicians received Grammy nominations?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-megadeth-disturbed-gojira-korn-and-more-earn-2017-grammy-nominations/

Every time I listen to this album, I tend to like it more & more.  This is one of the least popular songs on the album.  It’s the only song on the 11 song album without language.

 

www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction with drummer Vinnie Paul, originally of Pantera.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Already a couple of concerts for me next year, & Guns n’ Roses in August, in Regina for everyone else.

It’s not that Guns n’ Roses aren’t good at what they do, it just seems to be somewhat repetitive to me.  I own “Appetite for Destruction” on CD & I’ve listened to it probably 3 times.  It really does nothing for me.  It’s buried in the closet with my other CDs.

 

Big Wreck live

 

Third Ion streaming this tune…

http://bravewords.com/exclusives/videos/third-ion-former-members-of-annihilator-into-eternity-devin-townsend-streaming-cosmic-delusion-lyric-video

 

I don’t think former Toronto Blue Jay free agent, Edwin Encarnacion, is totally gone yet.  The Blue Jays have signed 2 guys both DH/1B players.  I don’t want the recently signed Kendrys Morales to ever see his glove again.  He can hit, but that’s all I’d have him do.  They also signed Steve Pearce on Monday he can play 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, RF or DH.  Morales at DH, Pearce in LF, & Encarnacion at 1B?  I’d try to trade Upton junior & Justin Smoak for a relief pitcher that might be a stretch though?  I don’t know if you’d get anything for them.  As for Jose Bautista, I’m good with him signing or not to Toronto.  He’s overpriced and on the downside of his baseball career.  If the Jays sign outfielder Dexter Fowler that could mean the end of Encarnacion signing, unless Encarnacion agrees to a cheap short term contract.  If they don’t sign Fowler, they can throw $30 million a year for 2 years at Encarnacion.  Right now, Edwin Encarnacion is more of an afterthought for teams that we’re interested.  He should have taken the Jays offer of $80 million over 4 years.  Hindsight is 20/20 though.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/

 

Pentatonix.   “Tuesday, December 13th! Tune in to NBC starting at 8am.”

 

If you want to support Donald Trump, buy a T-Shirt at a Kid Rock show

http://loudwire.com/kid-rock-selling-pro-trump-merchandise/

 

I didn’t even know P.J. Harvey was still around.  I think she opened for U2 on their ‘Elevation’ tour in 2000?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pj-harvey-sets-biggest-north-american-tour-in-decade-w454268

 

Have you seen the movie “Shooter” starring Mark Wahlberg?  He’s producing a TV series on Bravo based on the movie.  I just watched the 4th episode from Tuesday night.  It’s really good!  If you haven’t been watching the series since the 2nd episode, you might find it confusing now.  If you’ve seen the movie you might be OK.

 

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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