THE 1980s & 1990s ARE WHHAA?

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I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” the album “Eat the Elephant”

I exercised to “Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals” the album “Burn to Shine”

 

Brewster setup shop on my exercise mat this morning.  I just stayed there with him to scratch his neck, he’s getting old & I’ll really miss those little moments.

Perhaps “Paul’s Guitar” in 20 years?  99.9% chance of a maybe on the off chance I’m not happy with the guitar coming in August, which I highly doubt, if this model still comes with pickups that are different than what I own, if I choose to sell a few of the guitars I own, maybe there will be something better, hopefully the price is lower than $1300 for a low end guitar at the time, in the end probably not?  There will likely be a trip within the next two years & a house hopefully within the next 5 years, so a guitar = probably not.  Remember that as long as Brewster’s OK, then the guitar MIGHT happen?  I’m pretty well off in that department even now before I get my new one in August.  Crappé it’s only March!

Regular season baseball begins on Thursday, March 26th.  I’ll be relatively glued to our TV until the beginning of October.  The Blue Jays likely won’t be in the playoffs but I predict they’ll finish the season with a record of 75W-87L or 83W-79L games out of the 162 regular season games.  I think they won 67 games last year.  The first 2 months we’re older players that gradually disappeared for younger/potentially better players to take their spot throughout the season.

We picked up some toilet paper on the weekend.  It wasn’t because of what you think.  We just like to keep our butts clean, & the shelves were full of toilet paper, that or Kim’s “Magic”!

After seeing “The Weeknd” on SNL & tours that have been announced I can confirm: the 1980s synth pop sound is coming back.

“Barenaked Ladies” are hitting the road with “Toad the wet Sprocket” & “Gin Blossoms”.  “Matchbox Twenty” are taking “The Wallflowers” with them on tour.  The Canadian 1990s & early 2000s rock scene is getting a shot in the arm with 4 bands touring Canada this summer.  “Moist”, “The Tea Party”, “Big Wreck”, & “Headstones”

I’m thinking some stairs should be happening tonight?

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Grohl

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/ THE BEATLES

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Ed Sheeran”, “Alter Bridge”, “Billie Eilish”, & “The Wallflowers”

 

Another couple days off for the weekend to get some stuff done around here.  We did absolutely nothing Friday night.

Saturday I was tackling our iTunes again, new iPod Touch, new/different ways to make it work for me.  Apple puts out a new product, says “You’re welcome”, & leaves it up to the consumer to make it work properly.  So after an hour & ½ on the phone with Apple support, my issue was resolved & the guy I spoke with helped me figure this thing out!  We worked together on it & figured it out!  If someone is willing to spend that much time on the phone to help me with something, I’d say that’s a job well done.  He’s 37 & we have very similar tastes in music……a little bit of everything but mostly rock & metal!

Kim tackled painting one of our walls to see if it was the right colour we were thinking of.

Sunday evening Kim & Jolene headed out to Craven to see “Chris Stapleton”.  I wasted my entire day making iTunes work properly then watched the recorded Blue Jays game.  Thank goodness I ‘fixed’ iTunes, I hate doing that stuff.  Too “….hot in herre….” To stare at a computer all day.

 

I stayed up until 3:00 am watching season 3 of “Stranger Things” last night.  I watched episode 5 & had to finish the season, SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

 

THE BEATLES

I like the Rolling Stones, just not as much as The Beatles.  I’ve never understood why there’s a line drawn between the 2?  Are you a Beatles fan or a Stones fan?  Both!  Totally different music if you ask me.  I went to see “Our Lady Peace” on tour for their 2nd album “Clumsy”.  They played the song “Dear Prudence” & almost instantly “The White Album” became my favourite album by The Beatles.  My parents were fans of The Beatles & The Rolling Stones.

How did they write songs that had yet to be recorded?  If they remembered them the next day, it was good enough to record.  That’s what I’ve heard anyways.

I was going to give you some of The Beatles biggest hits, but you know them.  Instead I’ll dig up what I can find from the double album “The White Album”….

 

1968   The White Album

 

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-David Eric Grohl

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

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

P.S. I’ll post here again on Friday!

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CREED

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5 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 300 back flexes, 250 curls, 200 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 150 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “The Wallflowers” the album “Bringing Down the Horse”

I was up too early to play music.  I played a few albums while trying to sleep.  This did the trick “Testament” the album “The Gathering”

FYI-That’s Jacob Dylan singing, Bob Dylan’s son^^!

 

I couldn’t sleep last night, too hot in here!  Yes, we’re still waiting for the new compressor for the A/C in our suite.  I could get angry, but what’s the point?  It won’t get the compressor here any faster.  It will do more damage than good.

We went for a drive to McDonalds last night.  I just wanted a medium vanilla shake to cool off.  I was doing some HOT yoga yesterday, unintentionally HOT!  There was a guy with a sign asking for food.  We get to the drive through & just order a couple of cheese burgers for him.  I thought afterwards “Ah, crap we should have got a 2 cheeseburger meal with a cold pop for him!!”  He was very thankful & gracious when I handed him the bag though.  Doing little things like that make me & others happy!  Much better than being a #@$&^% making me & others feel like crap.

Tuesdays & Thursdays I stretch, do some yoga, & use weights.  There’s not a certain amount of stretching & yoga, with no specific amount of them to do, & no blog to post, those days often take longer than 1 ½ hours.  Monday, Wednesday, & Friday reach an hour-1 ½ hours of exercise.

The therapists at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center worked hard on my core muscles aka my abs.  Leg lifts & crunches are both meant to activate my abs.  That’s my reason for doing those exercises 3 days a week.  I’m positive that under my 1 ½” of fat I have a glorious 8 pack.  Well, that’s the story I’m sticking to!

I’ve lost weight while building some muscle.  I’m not on any type of diet, I just keep my food intake healthy & other stuff in moderation.  I’m not looking to be a body builder or trying to slim right down.  I’m trying to walk!  Everything else is a cherry on top of whatever your favourite dessert is!  Yes, I eat dessert, in moderation to what I used to.

I don’t like the feeling of being full or hungry.  I much prefer being comfortable after a meal.  Balanced portions of protein/meat & carbs/vegetables or more vegetables than meat in most cases.  Personally, I don’t believe in a diet for everyone.  I think everyone’s body will react differently to whatever they put into their body.  My doctor put me on a thyroid pill since it was underactive.  1 pill a day did the trick, I’ll be on that pill for a very long time, like forever.

As far as my mental health goes, I haven’t had my second appointment yet.  They increased one of my anti-depressants at my previous appointment & it has helped somewhat.  I asked if I could also be referred to a therapist to talk to.  A pill increase won’t likely solve everything, hopefully the 2 together will.  I’m pretty sure my “…pills are kicking in…”

Sorry this is a bit later than usual.  I was out watching my cousin’s daughter play in a fastball provincial tournament.  Extra innings, great game, unfortunate loss by 1 run, & a VERY questionable call by the home plate umpire.  Nice to get out & watch a good game live in the shade on the first base line!  Aubrey is good now & she’ll get even better!

 

Top 10 rock & metal songs so far of 2019.

http://audioinkradio.com/2019/07/top-rock-metal-songs-2019-so-far/?fbclid=IwAR2sKaq9JfieFmU76SH6mm5w9AONfPqWAFdQesqnIS2MqMZUd7Z8JfPZnJI

Why?  Why not, HILARIOUS NINJA BABY!

I’m all for Billie Eilish especially this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hear-justin-bieber-hop-on-super-fan-billie-eilishs-bad-guy-857054/?fbclid=IwAR2RDEYpAk7VkSOmRD8Y5roVvb-BO0iSR_22d4Gc5Xw7UndYDuy7oKA6ufQ

Ed Sheeran is out today!  “No.6 Collaborations Project”

 

CREED

I’m a casual fan of their first album still.  I’ve played/sang “Higher” from their 2nd album, both or all 3 chords.  The first album has some lasting power though!  Most of the bands on this part of the blog I haven’t seen live.  Concerts out of province are a little out of our price range.  Priorities mortgage payment or concert?  I have seen many concerts in Saskatchewan & a few in Alberta though in the past.

 

1997   MY OWN PRISON

 

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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

“WOULDN’T IT BE NICE IF PRICE HAD SIGNED HERE…”

Well Blue Jay fans the eagle has left & landed in Boston. Now the Blue Jays can look dumbfounded when he’s pitching against them in the same division. The Boston Red Sox just became that team in the division that everybody will freak out about if David Price is pitching against them. $217,000,000 over 7 years ($31,000,000/year) this was announced shortly after I posted Tuesday’s blog.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/stroman-at-forefront-of-twitter-reaction-to-price-deal-with-red-sox/

 

What did the Blue Jays do earlier this week? Traded a relief pitcher for a relief pitcher & signed a previous Blue Jay starting pitcher, J. Happ, who was better after the Jays traded him. This guy…….

He came back later that season, then the Blue Jays traded him. What will The Toronto Blue Jays do next? I don’t know? Maybe trade 2 middle of the 5 man starting rotation? You can never have too much pitching. I’d love to see Ryan Goins playing in the field everyday, I’m not sure that will happen? The big thing they might want to look at is Jose Bautista & Edwin Encarnacion’s contracts are done at the end of next season. Might be a good time to trade one of them or sign both of them?

 

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & The Shape” I wonder why he didn’t know it? Maybe because the album was released in 1997 & studio 606 they’ve owned/built in 2005?

 

“Glassjaw” return after 5 years with a new song. Opening for “Coheed & Cambria” on tour. I’d show up late for this show. “Glassjaw” song inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/glassjaw-first-new-song-5-years/

 

A lot of great guitar players & a few I’ve never heard of. 10 videos to show you songs you might know them from.

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/promotions/2015-11-17/the-ten-best-21st-century-guitar-heroes

 

I absolutely love the “Star Wars” franchise. I have no intention of watching the new movie until February. It will be in theaters in December, but I’ll wait until EVERYBODY has seen it 10 times.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/star-wars-strikes-back-behind-the-scenes-of-the-biggest-movie-of-the-year-20151202

 

Top 50 albums by Consequence of Sound.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/top-50-albums-of-2015/

Some I’ve heard & don’t like. Even more I’ve never heard of before?

 

Singer has to leave a tour for family emergency involving wife & unborn child. Never heard of this group & I don’t need to hear any other material.

http://loudwire.com/every-time-i-die-keith-buckley-leaves-tour-pregnant-wife-life-threatening-ailment/

 

Top 15 metal albums of 2015. Yes, I quite enjoy “The Agonist”

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/12/01/vince-neilsteins-top-fifteen-metal-albums-of-2015/

 

It’s subjective “Matt Heafy” of Trivium isn’t even on the ballot. It’s more of a popularity contest. At least Mark Morton & Willie Adler from “Lamb of God” were on it.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/who-is-the-best-metal-guitarist-of-2015-631014

 

“For a wounded man shall say to his assailant. If I live I will kill you, if I die you are forgiven. Such is the rule of honour.” I don’t know if I’m pro death penalty, this sort of makes sense in a weird way?

Sorry, I’m on a “Lamb of God” kick right now.

 

NME’s albums of the year list. I’ve got mine ready to go. Started early in November.

http://www.nme.com/photos/nme-s-albums-of-the-year-2015/394320?utm_campaign=nme-daily-2nd-dec-02-12-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

None of these made my list, not even “Muse”. Music is great, lyrics not so much.

 

Harrison Ford interviewed on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/watch-harrison-ford-describe-his-star-wars-leg-injury-using-a-han-solo-action-figure?utm_campaign=nme-daily-2nd-dec-02-12-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

’tis the season

 

Here you go “Shinedown” fans, new video

http://loudwire.com/shinedown-state-of-my-head-video/

 

I really like the “Highly Suspect” album

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

 

Songs I like, “The Wallflowers” their first album is all I have.

 

Also a David Bowie cover!

 

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“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

THE WALLFLOWERS

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Calgary radio station cutting songs in half. I’d like radio to play current singles to advertise new releases like they’re supposed to! I don’t need to hear “Tom Sawyer” or “Welcome to the Jungle” 3 times a day! That’s the main reason I don’t listen to the radio.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/a-calgary-radio-station-is-cutting-songs-in-half-so-to-not-bore-listeners/ Everything is on the internet, you are right now!

RIOB at the movies

Slash is good at what he does so is Zakk Wylde blues riffs really fast, & Zakk seems to be the king of faster blues riffs and minimum of 10 pinch harmonics in every song. Can they do anything different though? IMO Slash was INCREDIBLY lucky to get Myles Kennedy to sing for him. Myles could easily keep up with Slash on guitar! 2 totally different styles though, blues by Slash and jazz by Myles.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/videos/2014-08-07/slash-myles-kennedy-on-the-art-of-composing

Foo Fighters snippet

Rock Auction
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-07/rock-icons-join-forces-in-charity-auction

The Wallflowers. Singer Jacob Dylan, yes, Bob Dylan’s son. Released the only CD I own by them in’96, “Bringing Down the Horse”. The 2nd release from them after a Self Titled album in ’92. I like the one album I have. I should consider listening to the other albums up to 2012? A David Bowie classic…

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook