WEEKEND UPDATE/PARAMORE

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Friday evening we didn’t do much other tan have Dairy Queen for supper, super healthy!  We went to bed around 9 or 9:30 pm, we had to get up early.

Saturday we left our place around 8 am got coffee, picked up Sherry & drove to Kim & Sherry’s aunt’s place in Kinistino, a small town about 3 hours north, 15 minutes away from my in-laws place.  I haven’t been in my parent’s – in – laws house yet since 2007.  Shirley (my mother- in – law) does catering.  She ran a coffee shop/small diner in Birch Hills I was there when I was sick since Kim took me for the day.  Shirley was having a bake sale there, Kim shoved my wheelchair in the corner & I fell asleep.  It was a day trip for us 3 ½ hours there & 3 ½ hours back to Regina.  I’ve been to the lodge also for Shirley’s family reunion.

Good & bad things about being married to the daughter of a chef.  Really tasty food but usually not healthy food.  As with every Thanksgiving I ate too much.  I don’t think we’ll have to cook anything for a week?

We drove home on Sunday after a lunch of leftovers & a birthday cake for Kim & her mom.  Kim’s birthday is the 22nd & Mom’s is on Halloween.

We got to Regina at about 4:30 pm.  I had some family in town from Alberta.  We went to my parents’ place where everyone was for Thanksgiving.  It’s my Grandmother’s birthday soon, so I had 1 more piece of cake.  Mitch & I took our younger cousin out for a beer.  Mom found a bar that was open, & we left.  I thought it would be fairly empty on Thanksgiving Sunday, but it was fairly busy.  Split 2 pitchers of beer between the 3 of us & called it a night around 10:30 pm or so.  We, Canadians of course, have today off.  Other than getting ready for the 4 day week & taking our “niece” to a movie, we’ll see what else happens?

Yes, I listened to a ton of music to & from Kinistino.  I sat in the back with Brewster, Kim drove with Sherry in the passenger seat.  Brewster ate some of Auntie Donna’s dog food for her dog.  It didn’t agree with Brewster’s tummy.  He just about killed me with puppy farts.  The first one I had him covered with my hoodie since it was cold out.  We had stopped for gas, I figured the smell was from the gas station then I took my hoodie off of him when it warmed up.  THAT WAS AN AWFUL MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Different smell, but still not a good one!  He didn’t want to leave my lap, the little goober farted on me 3 more times.  Good thing he’s cute!

 

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PARAMORE

Full disclosure, these reviews are my purchases of this year & some background from the bands.

 

Paramore sort of came out of nowhere for me.  My brother has been a fan of them for years, I do like a TON of their previous 4 albums.  I heard the singer, Hayley Williams, was born in 1988.  The band formed in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004.  She was signed & told the record company that she wanted to bring the rest of the band with her.  When you see her doing guest vocals with anyone, she’s always listed as Hayley Williams from Paramore.

The band released their first album “All We Know is Falling” in 2005, & released their 5th album “After Laughter” earlier this year.

Here’s a track from each of their first 4 albums.  Their recent release is completely different.

Their 5th & current album “After Laughter” is by far my favourite album in their catalogue.  Sounds very heavily influenced by early “Blondie” music from the early 1980’s.  Much more of a pop album than anything else!

Yes her voice is that good.  She can really pull it off live.

 

This is the album that really got me & made me a HUGE fan.  As for metal music all I’ll be purchasing that I know is coming out is “Trivium” on October 20th.  The metal music I listen to are better – known groups in the metal scene, especially Regina metal at The Exchange here in town, where our rock group played quite often.  There are very few places in town that allow original music groups or artists to play their music, but I’m really glad The Exchange is one of the few!  I could never play or scream like a metal music musician, I’m just a fan of metal.

As much as I used to dislike Metallica, their new album “Hardwired…..to self -destruct” is really good.  I do like some of the more “main-stream” metal, but I prefer more of the underground stuff especially the 2 underground juggernauts from Regina “Into Eternity” & “Third Ion”. Now if we could just get the local group “Itchy Stitches” of the ground.

 

 

I can’t believe “Puddle of Mudd” are still around or that he hasn’t been in jail this whole time?!?!?

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Truth be told, I would have liked to avoid my computron this week entirely!  That could be my biggest reason for not having a cell phone.  Holy sensory overload Batman!

I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

 

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” the new album “Paranormal”

 

Some stuff to do around the house & it feels like an “I Mother Earth” day, the album “Blue, Green, Orange”

 

Exercise total this week, a 4 day week; 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 295 pushups, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dressed in workout attire, & no breakfast.

I was playing with the pushup number, 75 is probably an achievable number per day.

Well I’m alive, cancer didn’t win.  Let’s get things straight.  I did nothing to sway the outcome of this cancer garbage.  My body, nurses, doctors, & Kim were not giving up on me!  I was in a coma for a month, then slept 23 hours a day until early 2009.  Waking up only for pain killers & randomly awake for very light physio.

When I moved to the WRC, I wasn’t in the know as to what was ahead for me or why I couldn’t continue my therapy at the hospital?  I do remember, while sleeping at the hospital in 2008, asking Kim in a dream if she could take over, because I needed a break.

The day I passed out at work was Tuesday, February 5th 2008.  6 days after my 28th birthday & I’m pretty sure I gave myself the worst birthday present ever!  BAZINGA!

I blacked out completely after Kim came into the Ambulance in the parking lot at my work.  I do remember a doctor checking my reflexes by pushing a pen cap on my fingernails to see if I’d pull my hand back from the pain.  I did & had some nasty thoughts about smacking the doctor upside of their head it hurt so much!  Other than that, I was out for a year or a little bit more.  Great company for Kim, her sister was with her for a lot of it………………I think?

I have a job, to make myself better!  I hate spending too much time on the computer.  Doing this blog 3 times a week is much better for me & likely for you as well!  Don’t think that I do nothing all day.  I exercise for 1.5 – 2 hours first thing in the morning, have breakfast, shower, usually tend to the dishwasher or whatever needs to be done around here, lunch is in there somewhere, I write portions of the next blog post, finish up whatever chore I have to do & hit the couch by 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm.  Somethings take a bit longer for me to do, & somethings I can do just like I used to.  If it’s a new task or in a different environment, I’ll need some time to figure out if I can do it or if I’ll need help.

 

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

 

For most Americans, this was Barenaked Ladies 1st album, it’s actually their 5th album.  Their debut full length album was “Gordon”.  My first concert at the age of 12!

5th album, released in 1998

1st full length album released in July of 1992.  The artwork was different when I bought the CD!  A few weeks more than 25 years ago!

 

13 years ago Alter Bridge released their first album “One Day Remains” & Donnie wasn’t president.  A much simpler time!

I have this 3 CD bundle on the way from Alter Bridge in September B-Side, rarities, & a live album as well.  Not on iTunes, but the actual CDs.  There is a package with a documentary DVD but I have the 10th anniversary box set with numerous long interviews from each band member.

http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2

 

China is making a replica of the Titanic.  I hope this one floats when it hits an ice berg!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/multimedia/the-titanic-rises-again-china-makes-history-by-remaking-it-1.4238912

 

Metal fans, Canada has something to bring to the party!

http://loudwire.com/best-canadian-metal-bands/

I’ll add 3 to that list!  “The Agonist” from Quebec, “Into Eternity” of Regina, & “Third Ion” from Regina.  All touring bands.  Into Eternity has played alongside big name metal acts such as “Megadeth” & “Dream Theater”

 

OK, I’m more than ready for the new Queens of the Stone Age album on August 25th!

2nd single

1st single

 

I’m surprised America still has allies?  Donnie has pretty much any discounted &/or shamed every country possible.

You had to know this type of thing would happen with Donnie as president.  WWIII was easily a possibility with him leading America.  Does he have an off switch?

 

I’m not ending this with news about Donnie.  How about Helium infused beer!

I’ve shared this & tagged many people on social media!  Many more could easily be added though.  I’ll find this beer one day!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “”Royal Blood” their only album, then “Room 333” the album “Red Dragon”, & finally “Third Ion” the album “Biolith”

I exercised to “Chevelle” the album “La Gargola”

 

I’ve been doing my exercises as usual.  Just slowly building to the number of repetitions I’m hoping to eventually get to.  Right now I’m at 200 crunches, 30 pushups, & on Tuesday I added a back exercise Kim showed me.  You lay on your front & raise your arms & legs.  I hold that for a count of 5 & do that 10 times.  I’ve decided not to even attempt squats or leg lifts until my sciatic nerve is healed 100%.  My expectations of my exercise are much higher than I’m supposed to do.  I’m dropping the total of everything………………not what I want to do.  However, I’ve already reached the limit of visits to the chiropractor that I can claim for taxes until next year.  I’ve seen him quite a bit for this nerve nuisance.

I’m hoping to do 1200 crunches, 80 pushups, 80 squats, 80 leg lifts, & 20 – 30 back things a day.  It’s less than before but probably not low enough as others wanted.  Right now the numbers are varying.  Seeing what my limits are without doing too much.

As for what else I’m working on, I’ll give you the full deal on Friday.

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their free/rented music.  I’m now at 3 concerts I can’t afford to go to.  “Walk off the Earth” $71/ticket, “Ed Sheeran” $117/ticket, & “In Flames” which I think has passed already.  All of these were/are also out of town 2 of them are 2.5 hours away, the other was 8 hours away.  After we pay a crap load of money for the tickets.  We still have gas, food & accommodations to pay for.  Do musicians think we all have hundreds of dollars burning a hole in our pockets?

Yes, I buy my music from iTunes & then it’s mine, no longer a possession of iTunes/Apple.  I look at streaming sites & iTunes differently.  Apple Music (the streaming service) I see as an apartment.  You pay a monthly fee.  Great, what do you own?  Nothing, it feels more like renting to me.  They can evict you (shut down) whenever they want.  I use Apple Music to preview a band I’ve never heard before.  I’m not saying to use it as I do, that’s just how I choose to use it.

Kim just uses it as a radio.  Yesterday was the first time she actually “downloaded” an album to stream.

I pay a fee for every album I purchase from iTunes.  It’s mine then, I purchased it, if Apple wants to take it away, I’d consider that flat out theft!  I see it as making mortgage payments.  Sure I can be evicted but it’ll be much more difficult, unless I break the rules.  I think if they ever shut down, which could easily happen, I’ll get to keep my files, especially since I have them backed up on an external hard drive or I own some on CD.

 

I think “Royal Blood” may be announcing a preorder date soon?  I saw what I think is a new tune on their Facebook page.

 

Want to hear 21 live songs by “The Watchmen” out of Winnipeg, Manitoba?  Preorder “Live & in Stereo” on iTunes & thank me later!

 

Queens of the Stone Age are saying they’re done recording the new album?  They also said this in the late fall/early winter.

I’m pretty sure I heard a clip of Josh Homme saying he was done lead guitar & vocals months ago?

http://diymag.com/2017/03/28/queens-of-the-stone-age-album-finished

 

So many Alter Bridge fans like the album “Blackbird”, it’s good but highly overrated I find.  I’d rate it 5th out of the 5 studio albums they’ve released.  My list from worst to first would be; “Blackbird”, “One Day Remains”, “ABIII”, “Fortress”, & “The Last Hero”

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-albums-ranked/#photogallery-1=1

 

What I know for sure.  April 7th I’ll get the live Watchmen album & Pentatonix 7 song EP of covers.  May will bring the new Linkin Park, & June will bring the new Stone Sour.  Everything but Stone Sour, Royal Blood, & Queens of the Stone Age I have on preorder.  The last 3 have yet to release anything.

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S.  Sorry, I tried to keep it short, I really held back.  I’m a blabber mouth though.  Monday MLB kicks off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Third Ion” the album “Biolith”

Getting the kitchen cleaned up this morning & listened to “Ascot Royals” the album “Don’t let it stop you”

 

When I exercise & don’t know what to work out to, I just look at my shirt to decide.  I go to a fair share of concerts & almost always leave with a shirt.  That’s my usual wardrobe, shorts & a T-Shirt.  If I was allowed to redo our wedding, attire is the only I’d change.  “Are all of your naughty bits covered?  If so, COME ON IN”.  I’m not comfortable in a suit or any other type of formal attire, I can’t be the only one that feels that way?

 

Need a boost of coffee with a dash of Megadeth?

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-david-ellefson-grand-opening-minnesota-coffee-shop/

 

Ed Sheeran with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.  He’s the guest on Friday March 3rd.  His album is also released that day!!!

 

If anybody involved with the Toronto Blue Jays has any baseball sense, Rowdy Tellez, is the player they wanted in the offseason & couldn’t find him.  He’s 21 year old, left handed, plays 1B, & can hit!  Why couldn’t they find him?  He was already in their minor league system.

LF I hope their own drafted player, Dalton Pompei, can finally make the team to win & run away with left field.  This just what I want to see happen.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/wilners-25-best-guess-will-break-camp-blue-jays/

 

New cover song video by Walk off the Earth

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/guardians-of-the-galaxy-save-universe-again-in-new-trailer-w469720

 

Kids are a hoot!

 

The Pretty Reckless on Conan on Tuesday, February 28

http://teamcoco.com/video/the-pretty-reckless-02-28-17?playlist=x%3BeyJ0eXBlIjoicmVjZW50IiwiaWQiOm51bGx9

 

Jon Stewart’s cameo on Stephen Colbert

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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 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

MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS/ENJOY SOME TIME OFF OF WORK!

Being politically correct is really not for me, but there it is for you!

 

Nothing but Thieves – Self Titled.  I’d put this as my number 1 album of the year!  This is not a metal album!

 

Stitched Up Heart – Never Alone.  This & Alter Bridge are in a dead heat for number 2 on my list

 

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

 

From here on everything’s tied for 3rd place!

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.  LANGUAGE!!!!

 

Ben Harper – Call It What It Is

 

Candlebox – Disappearing in Airports

 

In Flames – Battles

 

Third Ion – Biolith

 

Opeth – Sorceress

 

Sum 41 – 13 Voices

 

Anthrax – For All Kings

 

Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf LANGUAGE!!!!!!!  The more I listen to this album, the more I like it!

 

The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For?

 

The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

 

NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE ALBUMS, JUST LACKING SOMETHING.

 

Tremonti – Dust

 

The Agonist – Five

 

Chevelle – The North Corridor

 

Green Day – Revolution Radio

 

OLDER ALBUMS, LIVE ALBUMS & EPs

 

Scream – Fumble (Dave Grohl’s group before Nirvana)

 

Oasis – Be Here Now & Definitely Maybe

 

Barenaked Ladies – Live @ Red Rocks

 

Taylor Hawkins – Kota EP

 

Lamb of God – The Duke EP

 

Portal – Blood Red Tape.  Independent group from Alberta, Canada, I think?  They remind me of Tool.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

 

Vinyl Hero – 7 days on a train EP.   Another independent group from somewhere in Canada, I believe?

 

Candlebox – Love Stories & Other Musings

 

It’s not that I don’t like EPs or Live albums.  EPs leave me wanting a full album of at least 10 songs & live albums are pretty much a live album of Greatest Hits.

 

ALBUMS I HAVEN’T PURCHASED YET LISTEN TO ON APPLE MUSIC

 

Diemonds – Never Wanna Die

 

Diemonds – The Bad Pack

 

Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct

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

 

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

I’d have to agree with the review.  There is nothing I should like about this album.  In the end, I love it & I don’t know why?

 

Boston – Boston

 

The Damned Things – Ironiclast

 

When the Holidays are over & Kim gives me the OK, I’ll purchase these albums.  If Apple goes under my purchased files are mine.  I, personally refuse to “download” streaming music aka Apple’s not taking away my music!  It’s a free country use a streaming site however you like.  Of course I’ll buy these gradually, unless we can make it rain with iTunes gift cards in January……………I doubt it!  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something original that I like & listen too.  Hahahaha!  I have 2 other Christmas albums.  Those aren’t buy now albums.

 

Just because I can!!!!!!!!!!!

 

My questions for anyone reading this.  What were your preferred album(s) this year?  Also, how would you classify Alter Bridge?  Are they rock, metal or right on the line between both genres?  I really want to hear from anyone reading this.  I’m not the judge of what’s good or bad.  Maybe you’re not a fan of rock or metal, that’s fine with me, I used to be completely against music with a distorted electric guitar involved, so please let me know?

 

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

 

P.S.  Everyone has a hate on for 2016.  Each day you wake up with a clean slate.  The decisions YOU make that day will dictate how the day goes, & some decisions will be made by others that will affect you.  Make your decision every day to focus on what makes you & others happy aka let’s make 2017 FANTASTIC!

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

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What do I want for Christmas?  The relief of feeling OK without having this sciatic nerve pain.  I’ve had more than enough of this thing.  I get up & sometimes it’s this excruciating pain, & other times it’s as though it’s not there at all.  Pick one or the other please & just go with it.  The Jekyll & Hyde thing is not cool.  Be consistent please.  At least let me know what it’s going to feel like when I stand up?

 

I prefer an album that’s around 50 minutes long.  Eps just leave me wanting more.

http://loudwire.com/top-25-hard-rock-metal-eps/#photogallery-1=1

I do prefer the Tool EP MUCH more than their following full length album “Undertow”, I’m a rarity in this discussion though.

 

Walk off the Earth

 

Another http://www.loudwire.com award thing-a-me-jig.

http://loudwire.com/vote-rock-titan-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Third Ion live

 

Consequence of Sound’s Top 25 movies.  My 3 movies of the year are below.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/12/top-25-films-of-2016/

 

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

In my defense, I’m waiting for a handful of movies for Christmas.

 

Photos & video of Metallica show for charity

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fonda-theatre-los-angeles-photo-gallery/

 

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  Holiday snack goes HORRIBLY wrong on TV.

http://mashable.com/2016/12/17/artichoke-dip-segment-global-news/#_iuaw9RNnmqT

 

Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr.  & Dave Grohl “While my guitar gently weeps” tribute to The Beatles.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-videos/dave-grohl-joe-walsh-and-gary-clark-jr-play-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/30374

 

I think it was 60 questions?  I had to guess on 3 of them but still managed to get 100%.  How many of these bands can you get right?

http://stars.topix.com/quiz-result/17805?tr=quiz/quiz-result/17805////,1482249401,7lpqg2

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-rock-albums-2016/

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Denzel Washington & Jimmy Fallon dramatically read greeting cards

 

Pearl Jam finally made it….

“We are excited to announce Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Thank you so much to our fans for making this possible.”

 

Pentatonix on America’s Got Talent Christmas special.

 

33 hard rock & metal acts that www.loudwire.com thinks should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

http://loudwire.com/acts-who-deserve-to-be-in-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

2016 was a season to forget.  As a Rider season ticket holder, I’d much rather have a winning season rather than a thank you email after a 4 or 5 win season & a ticket hike.  Just a ridiculous season in the CFL in general.  The championship game, the Grey Cup didn’t even sell out this year in Toronto’s new stadium.

https://saskriders-holiday.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html

 

Soundgarden shared it…….

 

If Opeth is playing 3 full albums that would be an extremely long show!

http://highdemand.sydneyoperahouse.com/opeth_2017.html

 

What inspired Megadeth’s “Holy Wars”

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-ireland-holy-wars-epic-rock-tales/

 

Nice grab Kyla!!!

 

Don’t you just laugh when someone tries to look cool, & it just doesn’t go anywhere near what you were expecting!

http://loudwire.com/15-embarrassing-guitar-spin-fails/

And that’s why I have NEVER attempted a “guitar spin”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If it goes wrong I look like an idiot that can’t afford a new guitar!  Instead of just an idiot!

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

These typical “North American” tours should just be called “American tour with a couple of Canadian speed bumps”

Sat/Jan-21 – Mobile, AL

Sun/Jan-22 – Atlanta, GA

Tue/Jan-24 – Detroit, MI

Wed/Jan-25 – Chicago, IL

Fri/Jan-27 – Sioux City, IA

Sat/Jan-28 – Kansas City, MO

Tue/Jan-31 – Buffalo, NY

Wed/Feb-01- Toronto, ON

Fri/Feb-03 – Montreal, QUE

Sat/Feb-04 – Philadelphia, PA

Tue/Feb-07 – Boston, MA

Thu/Feb-09 – New York, NY

Fri/Feb-10 – Silver Springs, MD

Sun/Feb-12 – Raleigh, NC

Tue/Feb-14 – Houston, TX

Thu/Feb-16 -Las Vegas, NV

Sat/Feb-18 – Tempe, AZ

Sun/Feb-19 – Los Angeles, CA

Mon/Feb-20 -San Francisco, CA

Wed/Feb-22 – Seattle, WA

This is from a musical act I shall not name.

 

There will be a release from Royal Blood next year!!!  Their Facebook wall says “2017.”  With this video.

 

“Silent Night” by Chewbacca!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Rolling Stone reader’s poll.  Top 10 movies of the year.  Look at what made the list despite bad reviews from everything/everyone but people on www.amazon.ca

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/readers-poll-10-best-movies-of-2016-w457043

 

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Paul McCartney, & the cast of the animated movie “Sing”

 

Sounds as though Donald Trump’s inauguration could be rather quiet?  I think he should call Ted Nugent, he’d be there in seconds so would Kid Rock!  They’re both Trump supporters.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/donald-trump-turns-away-one-artists-will-perform-inauguration-1920247?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://wrif.com/2016/12/21/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy/

Myles is the guy in the audience.

 

Metallica’s 10 best riffs

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

 

November 1999 interview of Dave Grohl on Conan O’Brien.

 

New Nine Inch Nails tune.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-nine-inch-nails-explosive-new-song-burning-bright-w457444

 

I just saw that “Walk off the Earth” is playing on a cruise organized by “Sister Hazel”?????!!!!!!  I had no clue “Sister Hazel” was still active???!!!  I guess it’s mostly because that’s no longer my go to music style.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres