NO MOTHER’S DAY THIS WEEKEND FOR US/THE TRAGICALLY HIP

Show your mother some love & respect today!

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AFTER THIS POST, YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND!  I DON’T KNOW HOW PEOPLE WITH CELL PHONES DON’T NEED A BREAK AFTER CHECKING THEIR PHONE ON AVERAGE 2,617 TIMES A DAY????  I NEED A BRAKE & MY DAD & I ARE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP LATER ON THIS WEEK.

http://www.businessinsider.com/dscout-research-people-touch-cell-phones-2617-times-a-day-2016-7

Don’t know if that’s true, but that’s what www.google.com told me!

My mother canceled a Mother’s Day supper.  Well she postponed it until the following Sunday when more family is in town & my parents wanted to get the backyard ready for summer.  I’ll at least call her.

I watched & recorded “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on a different channel on Friday, thinking that it would still record on the same channel it always does.  Nope, it didn’t record, Kim missed it, my bad.

Kim went to bed around 8:30 or so, her allergies, like most people, are affecting her.  Poor Kim, I don’t even like to see her with a cold & she had to watch me with cancer.

Saturday Kim went to take photos of our friends who just had their 2nd child.  She got home & we went to check out the Sobey’s liquor store in the South end of town.  She brought me home & went grocery shopping.  She put the groceries away while I zipped through the baseball game.  After that we had supper.  I watched “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” while Kim decided to bail & clean the kitchen.

Good movie but of course filled with LANGUAGE & RATED-R!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mostly laundry left to do today, make a juice, & some cleaning.  Kim started the laundry Saturday night.  Oh, how our life is SO entertaining!  I guess that’s what happens in your upper 30s!

 

THE TRAGICALLY HIP

Canada’s most iconic rock band.  I was a very casual fan that owned 4 CDs out their many, many albums.  I’m not an expert on them, but I’m guess 50% of Canadians at least know who they are & likely have at least 7 or 8 albums if not all of them?  They did a final tour, that truly was a final tour.  The singer, Gord Downie, had terminal brain cancer.  CBC aired the final show all across Canada.  On the upside, they left their mark on Canadian culture.  Here’s a few songs I own on the 4 CDs I have in order of release….

 

UP TO HERE   1989

 

FULLY COMPLETELY    1992

 

DAY FOR NIGHT   1994

 

TROUBLE AT THE HENHOUSE       1996

5 albums & their upcoming release dates that I’m anticipating.

May 18th, Lamb of God/Burn the Priest – Legion XX

June 8th, Tremonti – A Dying Machine, and Dead Sara EP.

June 15th, Chromeo – Head over Heals

July 6th, Devin Townsend Project – Ocean Machine (Live album)

 

This is well done a funk cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”

http://loudwire.com/this-funk-cover-of-metallicas-enter-sandman-is-amazing/

 

Sophomore slump albums?  Not here!

http://loudwire.com/top-10-albums-that-debunked-the-sophomore-slump/

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WEEKEND UPDATE/BIG WRECK

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I fell asleep to “Terrifier” the album “Weapons of Thrash Destruction”

I tallied up my exercise totals so far for this year & here it is; 4800 crunches, 5470 leg lifts, 7230 pushups, 2145 tricep pushups, 1860 back flexes, & 2390 squats.  Still a bit disappointing to me.

 

Kim & I went to a boxing event/fundraiser at “The Conexus Arts Center”.  The local “Lonsdale Boxing Club” where Kim used to go, with other boxers from Saskatchewan against an Irish boxing club.

I can’t watch boxing on TV but live I find it very entertaining!  I don’t know that much thought went into this though?  “Let’s invite an Irish boxing club & their fans here on March 16th, fill the Irish fans with alcohol as they get primed for St. Patrick’s Day.”  Hahahahaha!

At least we weren’t paying for the banter or music.  “Regina’s Rock Station 104.9 The Wolf” hosted the show, & now I know why I stopped listening to that radio station oh so long ago!  Michael Ball aka Ballsy from the morning show was the M.C.  Most rock fans say “Less talk, more rock”, not for me Friday evening.  “Less talk, less generic rock, more box!”  Way too much filler, not enough killer!  At first I thought Kim took me to a Nickelback show?  Pyro, lights, & Nickelback booming over the P.A. system.  I started to think “What did I do that made her mad at me?”  Nothing, 2 Nickelback songs followed by some of my preferred music.  Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, & Big Sugar.  Fun night though.  I quite enjoy live boxing.  11 fights, 3 rounds of 1-2 minutes in length in total.

Sorry if you like Nickelback, I don’t hate them, I choose not to listen to them.  If you’re a fan, that’s great that you’ve found a modern rock band that you enjoy.

Saturday/St. Patrick’s day we stayed in & watched a couple of movies.  “I, Tonya” & “Justice League”.  We rented “I, Tonya” which was really good but I don’t need to see it again.  We bought “Justice League” on Tuesday, it was AWESOME!  Everyone says it’s so bad, I absolutely disagree!  I must be off my rocker, because I really enjoyed “Batman vs. Superman”, “Suicide Squad”, & “Justice League”!  “Wonder Woman” was just OK for me.  My only issue with “Wonder Woman” was that it was a period piece.  From what I know Wonder Woman did not intervene in any war?  But what do I know.  All of these other movies are works of science fiction, check your brain at the door, enjoy your popcorn, & be entertained for a few hours.  I don’t know what everybody’s looking for in a comic book/action movie, because I thought “Justice League” was among the best comic book movies made!  Superman’s moustache was un-noticeable to me.

Today, we went for brunch with my brother & hopefully future sister-in-law.  No pressure bro!  Now it’s time to hard boil some eggs, cook some fish, do some more laundry, watch a spring training game, etc. & get ready for the week ahead.

 

BIG WRECK

I was finally 19, legal bar age, & was able to see this band that an older co-worker was raving about.  WOW, he was right!  This band was AMAZING!  The original 4 members dropped out of “The Berkley School of Music” to create Big Wreck.  1 Canadian & 3 Americans.  Ian Thornley, the vocalist by vote of the band, was the only Canadian in the group, yet they toured Canada 3 or 4 times a year.  I always went, I couldn’t get enough of them.  If they were in Regina, I was there!  They released their 2nd album in 2001 & broke up in 2002.  2002 was the last time I saw them.  However I saw them a minimum of 10 times during those 4 years.  They disbanded & Ian Thornley started a new band called “Thornley” for me they were OK.  They released 2 albums in 10 years.  I read many newspaper articles that Ian Thornley was interviewed for & stated his unhappiness while doing “Thornley”.  2012 Big Wreck reassembled with a different line up.  3 guitarists, bass player, & a drummer.  Only Ian Thornley & guitarist Brian Johnson were in the original line up.  Not that it matters but Brian Johnson was now the only American in the group.  The 3rd guitarist left since he wanted to spend more time with his family.  Since 2012, Big Wreck has released 3 full length studio albums & a live EP with a cover of “The Cars” “Good Times Roll”.  Here come the Big Wreck songs & the last 2 are from the 2 “Thornley” albums………………….

Here’s one song from each “Thornley” album.  He makes it very clear that this was a band, not a solo project.

 

This is well done but don’t mess with classics, like an Elton John song.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-q-tip-demi-lovatos-new-video-for-elton-john-cover-w517941

 

Look at that Nickelback covered “The Tragically Hip” very well!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-pair-tragically-hip-ahead-by-a-century/

 

Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Metallica’s Cliff Burton arrested in London in 1984.

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-scott-ian-arrested-metallica-cliff-burton/

 

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

SERIOUS LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, so he kept buying Radiohead albums & listened to them despite hating them.  NOW he’s ticked off.  Nobody forced him to listen to them?  WOW, rage issues much?

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

MONDAY IS A CANADIAN HOLIDAY!  IT’S EITHER NOVEMBER 11TH OR THE FOLLOWING WORK DAY AFTER!  I’LL CATCH YOU MONDAY.

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch”, “The Tragically Hip” the album “Trouble at the Hen House”, “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”, & finally “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised in silence today.  I’ve been having issues with my iTunes library, but may have it fixed today, I hope.  The guy I’ve been dealing with in the Apple customer service is FANTASTIC!  I’ve never been this impressed by any customer service person!  I’ve been working with him & the engineers at Apple for about a month.  He’ll call me out of the blue just to let me know he’s still working on my case.

 

500 pushups, 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 200 back flexes, 100 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.  That always puts a smile on my face!

I could use a smile this week.  I’m getting stronger physically, which means I’m able to help out around the house more.  Kim is working herself way too hard, work & exercise for her boxing charity.  I try to get as much as possible done before she gets home, dishes, dishwasher, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Trying to do regular stuff at top speed gets me extremely stressed out!  By 3:00 pm I’m very hot/sweaty & tired.  I can’t tell you why or what I’m stressing out about, but I am.  Mostly it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day.

The reason I’m in a wheelchair is because I cannot walk without something to hold on to.  My legs work, I can get into our walk in shower after I carry my shower seat in there, I can walk with a chest high walker, I can reach the top shelf of our pantry by using the door frame to stand up, etc.  Our place has grab bars in each bathroom, & I have transfer polls I use to sit on the couch & to get into bed.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or just because I’m doing more stuff now that I’m able to?

November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada.  A day when we take a moment to honour, thank, & remember previous veterans & current soldiers keeping us safe.  I think this year is what us forgotten Canadians really need!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US SAFE & THANK YOU TO THE VETERANS & THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES KEEPING US SAFE!

 

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

 

This type of thing should happen at every public event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can’t tell you how onboard I am with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/60-people-thrown-out-of-a-perfect-circle-show-for-violating-no-photos-policy

Right at the door someone should send anyone with a cell phone back to their vehicle.  It happened to me years ago, & made total sense!  I had it turned off anyways.  You have to turn it off in a movie theater, why not a concert.  Have some self-control.  Take a picture & a video of your favourite song, then put your phone away.  If you can’t do that, leave it in your vehicle or at home.

 

No, I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson, but he makes a valid point here.

 

Paramore is actually selling cassettes online, odd.

https://store.warnermusic.ca/collections/paramore/products/after-laughter-cassette?variant=43380864844

 

When the Toronto Blue Jays start spring training I have a wish list for the team.  3 new everyday outfielders, new everyday short stop, and possible new 2nd baseman.  1st base, 3rd base, & DH can & should remain the same.  Biagini, Osuna, Tepera, & Ramirez all in the bullpen with others.  Estrada, Stroman, Sanchez, & Happ as starting pitchers.  If all of this is possible that would be great!  Any of the new players should have speed, bat left handed, & have a good batting average & on base percentage.  Mr. Atkins & Mr. Shapiro, please don’t put the fans through another 2017?

When Corey McDonald started SIAST shortly after me.  He showed me the path to what is now my favourite “Soundgarden” album “Badmotorfinger”.  I pulled out the “Superunknown” album, & Corey asked if I had heard “Badmotorfinger”, I hadn’t, so he lent it to me the next day.  Since then that album it’s my go to “Soundgarden” album.

 

After hearing that album once, I was hooked & bought it ASAP.  Corey then opened my eyes to “Pantera” & I got hooked on “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

This was in the early 2000s.  I started SIAST in September of 2001, my 2nd week was when 9/11 happened.

 

I’m not crazy, someone else just praised “Batman vs. Superman”!  Others have seen “Justice League” & found it to be the best movie in the DC universe!

I have “Thor Ragnarok”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars VIII” to see.  I see good times ahead!

 

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  This is MY dark side of Rush.  Foo Fighters & audience fan.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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JACK JOHNSON/LAST ONE OF THE WEEK TOMORROW

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls” in celebrating that their new album will be released on Friday.

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

Back to the grind as of Monday.  I like to get up & get my exercise over with, before it gets to “Hot in Herre”.  Once it hits +24 Celcius in here, forget about even moving much!  Yet the hallway is absolutely freezing year round?  We’re still waiting for a valve from Europe.  The plumber needs it to do a complete over haul of the A/C.  We’ve been waiting since the beginning of April, I think?

I like to keep the temperature in our suite at +22 Celcius.  +23 is manageable, +21 is too cool, for both of us.  +24 or higher, I’m on the couch.

 

The guy I spoke with on the Apple support customer service line on Friday is speaking with the engineers to fix my problem once & for all!  He said it would take a few days for them to get back to him, & he’ll call me when he gets a response!  Some of my files are out of order or missing on Home Sharing, & I’m not a fan of Apple Music, since Kim can listen to it at work.  Only one person can use it at a time.  He called me on Tuesday to let me know he has yet to hear anything from the engineers.  I spoke with a person named Justin & he REALLY impressed me.  I’ve got his name & his personal extension at Apple, along with my case number, now it’s a waiting game for me.

I bought an “Alter Bridge” special edition thing.  DVD, a B-Sides & rarities CD, a double CD of a concert, & wrist band, guitar picks, strings, pins & buttons, etc.

I can only listen to that on Home Sharing since it’s on CD, which I ordered through the record label. There are 2 main reasons I’m opposed to using Apple Music.  Only one person can use it at a time, Kim doesn’t mind it.  Music should NOT be free, if you want to hear a song you got last year you have to pay rent to hear it again. I use iTunes, it’s cheap like CDs in a store, & I own it, I didn’t “rent” it.  When Apple goes down I’ll still have my files backed up on an external hard drive.  Apple music owners, as far as I know, can’t backup their music since it’s in an iCloud, like the movies you purchase on iTunes.  I downloaded all of my iTunes movies, in full, on my external hard drive, then sent them back to the iCloud to stream them again.

 

The power went out last night.  Fortunately it was pretty much time to go to bed.  Quite windy here in Regina yesterday!  Gusting up to 90Km an hour or 56mph.

I saw this morning that Gord Downie, singer for the Canadian rock icons “The Tragically Hip, has lost his battle against brain cancer & passed on.  Sad news to see.  My condolences to his family, friends & dedicated fan base.  I was a very casual fan, owning but 4 of the 20?  Studio albums.  We all knew that it was terminal brain cancer, that doesn’t really soften the blow though.

 

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

 

This is the real deal!  Available for purchase on iTunes!  New A Perfect Circle song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album release in 2018.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-a-perfect-circles-apocalyptic-new-song-the-doomed-w509255

http://loudwire.com/a-perfect-circle-the-doomed-new-album-2018/

 

I can’t put down the new Foo Fighters album now 10/11 songs are REALLY FANTASTIC.  The production of it isn’t to my liking though.

 

His last post, many more to search for.  He’s really good!

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-10-songs-style-ozzy-osbourne-with-eric-erock-calderone/

 

Gee which album should Metallica reissue next?  I guess there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but this one is very close!  St. Anger the blaringly obvious answer.  Why did the “Black” album get reissued, sounded fine to me.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fan-aubmissions-reissue-and-justice-for-all-the-black-album/

 

 

JACK JOHNSON

 

I bought the Jack Johnson album “All the Light Above it Too” the day it came out.  Our wedding song is from his 3rd studio album “In Between Dreams”.  He has worked with other musicians on a few other albums.  Here’s what we agreed on for our first dance.  Then, we’ll dive in feet first!

 

“Brushfire Fairytales”

 

“On & On”

 

“In Between Dreams”

 

“Curious George Soundtrack”

 

“Sleep Through the Static”

 

“To The Sea”

 

“From Here to Now to You”

 

He has recently released his 8th studio album, “All the Light Above it Too”

 

I like Jack Johnson, however, I think he needs to change it up.  I get it.  It’s his mellow Hawaiian hometown music.  I enjoy his music, I think it’s getting a bit old.  Time for him to change it up, but still be Jack Johnson.

All of these are in order of release for you.  I think after he did the “Curious George Soundtrack” he should have changed things up.  He tried, playing only electric guitar on the 2 following albums.  Nice try, but I think he missed the mark somewhat.

I’d recommend his new album if you haven’t heard of him or if you’re a HUGE fan!  I listen to it, but not very much.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

The Agonist

 

The Pretty Reckless

 

These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.

 

Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/see-chris-stapleton-share-meaning-of-traveller-on-fallon-w463188

 

Lamb of God shared it….

 

Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/frances-bean-cobain-doesnt-fucking-care-about-the-90s-1960616?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/songs-ed-sheeran-wrote-for-other-musicians-1960647?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song

http://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-hawkins-reveals-the-foo-fighters-song-he-hates-1961317?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Mastodon track

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-sultans-curse/

 

New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/phil-collins-teenage-son-nic-talks-drumming-for-dad-w463143

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday!

 

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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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MESSED UP WEEK

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their debut self-titled album.  Sort of the voice of Jeff Buckley & the music of Radiohead’s first album “Pablo Honey”

 

I exercised to “Finger Eleven” the album “Five Crooked Lines”

 

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This week is busier than most for me.  Next week should be back to normal……I hope?!  Not a ton of free time this week, less exercise & less time to blog.  We didn’t go anywhere, Kim took 2 days off.  She pretty much worked at home, tiding her resume for a different position in her office.  Someone is going on maternity leave, Kim’s applying for that spot until whoever it is returns.

If this is what retirement is like, not being able to drive, I’ll pass.  Pretty boring, I’ve watched a lot of Netflix.  Since I was without a computer, but carried on with my exercises.  Without a computer I felt quite out of touch.

 

Dave Grohl’s mother is releasing a book.  It’s his mom giving him the finger in the video.  He had to teach her how to do it.  Hahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-mother-stories-from-rock-star-moms-from-cradle-to-stage/

 

Metallica’s all angel view of their recent performance of “Sad but True”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-all-angle-footage-sad-but-true-minneapolis/

Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/sep/05/rock-star-asteroid-named-after-freddie-mercury-to-celebrate-singers-70th-birthday-queen?CMP=fb_gu

 

Consequence of Sound Masterpiece Review of Guns n’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”

 

Miranda Lambert’s new song/video

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-miranda-lambert-emerge-from-the-wreckage-in-vice-video-w438401

 

Dave Grohl joins “Prophets of Rage” for a cover of MC5

http://www.nme.com/news/dave-grohl/95941?utm_campaign=nme-25-august-2016-25-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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

 

Green Day announce tour beginning at the end of this month!

http://www.nme.com/news/green-day/96209?utm_campaign=nme-daily-6th-sep-06-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

October 7th release date for Alter Bridge, Sum 41, & Green Day

 

Opeth release September 30th

 

Preorders on Friday for “The Pretty Reckless” & “Highly Suspect”

Article with Highly Suspect regarding the 2nd/upcoming album.  I REALLY like their first album, just a pile of language in each song.  Below is the new single I believe.  Both “Highly Suspect” & “The Pretty Reckless” were recommended by “Halestorm”

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/07/highly-suspect-boy-who-died-wolf

 

Now “The Agonist” too!  AWESOME!!!!!  Preorder now on iTunes, full release September 30th

 

What did everyone (Canadians) think of the final “Tragically Hip” show?  I thought it was terrible at first, but it got much better later on.

 

A bit from Dave Grohl on the 2nd Sonic Highways.  LANGUAGE AT THE END!!!!!

 

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