LITTLE THINGS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

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I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Ten”

Just stretching to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

 

Yes, I’m feeling better, I just have an annoying cough that I can’t shake off.  My chiropractor saw my MRI.  He said I could have surgery ASAP or leave it until later on.  My leg & back feel fine right now, but I’ll see the surgeon & have the surgery as soon as I can.  Why wait, let’s get it done & over with.

I chatting with a friend of mine who’s friend’s daughter was mugged & shot in the face.  The daughter is 24-25.  My friend was angry that something that stupid & random could even happen.  Kim & I watch The Ellen Degeneres Show every day.  First thing when Kim gets home from work.  I couldn’t find the author she had on the show Wednesday, but I tried to remember something the author said.  The author of the book had lost a young child.

I remember the author saying ‘Don’t ask if you can do something.  Just do something to help.  Don’t make them reach out to you.’  That really got to me, that’s what I told my friend.

I never thought of it that way?  I’ll remember that.  Of course they need help, anyone in that situation would.  The smallest thing can go a long way.

Nothing is certain in life other than “I know I was born & I know that I’ll die the in between is mine”

Sure, the in between is yours but there’s often random people or things that can mess with your life.  You have to learn how to deal with situations that arise.

http://www.reginapolice.ca/2017/04/request-assistance-robbery-7/

I remember being in the hospital & people would ask me what I needed or wanted.  Cam & Michelle asked me what I needed.  I wanted to live, but that’s not what I asked for.  I asked for a copy of “Batman: The Dark Knight” that had recently been released.  My uncle in Airdrie, Alberta also asked what I needed I said ‘The Rick Mercer Report’ book.

I don’t know what I was thinking, the fact that they caught me awake was a shot in the dark!  I watched the movie in the hospital.  I tried to read the book but didn’t realize I had bad double vision.

I didn’t really know I had cancer with a very slim chance of surviving.  I figured I was maybe sleep deprived or something like that.  Corey brought me the 2nd Thornley album that he knew I was waiting for.  Laurie brought me 2 signed guitars, 1 signed by Ian Thornley for me, & 1 signed by Chad Kroeger of “Nickelback” to raffle off.

Those all may seem like little insignificant things, but they’re were all sincere & showed that they care.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

I just googled release dates for 2017 that are confirmed, but yet to be recorded, I saw no Tool.  I did see A Perfect Circle though under the TBA section.

 

Highly Suspect made a 2nd video from their 2nd album.  “The Boy Who Died Wolf” the song “Little One” LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Todd Bryanton’s “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep” got a remix!

 

Took long enough.  The Stone Sour album has a release date on June 30th, preorder is now available on iTunes

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

 

Dave Grohl & his mother, Virginia Grohl, on Stephen Colbert

 

Soundgarden shared it.  I was listening to this album earlier this week!

 

I like these guys catchy pop band that still remind me of INXS light.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-1975-announce-new-album-music-for-cars-w479269

 

I don’t get the point of reissued albums?  Always comes off to me as a cash grab for the artist or their estate.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-purple-rain-reissue-to-include-never-heard-songs-w479275

 

FYI I saw a photo earlier this week of Soundgarden rehearsing & the caption said “Rehearsing for tour”

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Well that was a bust!  The sedative did nothing for me at my MRI appointment. I think it was a placebo?  Either way I didn’t really need it.  This MRI machine was much bigger than the one at the hospital, & they were looking at my lower back, not my brain & entire spine.  We saw the MRI, I have a bulging disc, and I’ve had it since high school.  I’m guessing I have some options.  A) More physiotherapy B) More messages & chiropractor visits C) Surgery

Kim just assumes it will be surgery & then got really worried about me aka she started crying.  I held her & told her not to worry about me, I don’t like seeing her so worried, and we don’t even know what the doctors will say.  The only thing we’re pretty sure about is no cortisone shot.  They can do more damage to the bone structure than good.  Kim, don’t worry whatever the doctors decide, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

That was our Friday night!  No more wild parties here, we’s old!

Saturday was very lazy.  We did nothing, didn’t even breakup with Janis!  We watched the Blue Jays lose……..again.  We also rented “Christmas Office Party” hilarious R rated comedy!

 

Today, I’ll be watching the Toronto Blue Jays hopefully win their 2nd game so their record looks a bit better instead of the current 1W-4L.  We can all just pretend there is no problem in LF & 1B, we’ll pretend they’ll make it to the playoffs in Sept-Oct??????

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Instead of Stone Sour giving us photos from the studio from months ago with the album title.  How about a release date for the album Hydrograd?

Mr. Todd Bryanton.  Did I mention he’s a really good guy too!

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/regina-musicians-latest-video-racking-up-millions-of-views-on-youtube

 

This looks like a good movie!

 

Everything The Watchmen do musically is AWESOME!!!  Their new live album of 21 songs is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/turn-up-the-stereo-418428633.html

 

Albums on the way Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood those are almost set in stone that they’ll be released, & of course Stone Sour.

 

Movies I would like to see this year.

 

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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

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Achtung Baby”

 

I exercised to ”Nothing but Thieves” I LOVE this album!!!!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

 

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80 squats, 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts & 60 pushups every day, 5 days a week.  I’d like to see 100 squats a day, 200 leg lifts a day, & 100 pushups a day. It may take a while but I’ll get there eventually.

Monday was Labour Day, the rest of the week was lost/spent on learning how to use this computer.  Wednesday & Friday I got my exercise in finally.  This is my total for two days pf exercise; 3000 crunches, 80 squats, 120 pushups, & 140 leg lifts.

 

You’d think with all of this exercising I’d be ripped, not the case?  I have to remember I had zero muscle on me after a year of being in a bed, waking up only for pain killers.  I truly am “Something from Nothing”  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

Nice one Todd Bryanton!

 

Trailer for upcoming Ben Affleck movie…………….not a Batman movie.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-ben-afflecks-new-tense-live-by-night-trailer-w438788

 

The Pretty Reckless album is now available for preorder!

“The time has come. Pre-order Who You Selling For and get two songs – “Take Me Down” and “Oh My God” – instantly…”  Full album to be released October 21st

iTunes: http://geni.us/theprettyreckless

Amazon Music: http://geni.us/tpramz

Google Play: http://geni.us/tprgp

 

I was expecting “Highly Suspect” to have this album available for preorder also?  REALLY  “available in the USA only not in Canada on iTunes” I guess I’ll wait some more or is it a hoax?

I guess this article explains everything?

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

 

I already have 5 or 6 albums to sift through for number 1 at the end of the year.  By the end of October I’ll have 6 more albums being fully released & then there are even more that could very likely be released this year?

 

Matt Heafy & the rest of Trivium are one of many that could make a mark on heavy music!  Podcast link inside the link.

http://www.talktoomeypod.com/2016/08/matt-heafy-absolutely-wants-to-make.html

 

This Loud Wire Podcast is one of the few I follow, I’ll have to listen to it today!  New Green Day single.  Song inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-lyric-video-revolution-radio-title-track/

 

Opeth studio update number 7.  Lyrics!

Opeth said after their previous album that this album would be all death metal?  Sure doesn’t sound like it?  I still like it though.  I was expecting this though?

 

Mark Tremonti shared the 2nd single from the upcoming Alter Bridge album…

 

New “In Flames” studio album “Battles” release on November 11th.  No preorder yet.

 

 

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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

Bye,

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO THE AMERICANS/OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH

And happy “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. It should be on whatever science fiction channel you have on July 31st?

I fell asleep to“Pentatonix” their self titled debut album of original material. They have 3 previous shorter albums of cover songs.

I exercised to “Bad Religion” about 20 of 22 songs from the album “All Ages”, then about 5 songs from the album “Under the Table & Dreaming” by the “Dave Matthews Band”, then 2 songs from “Dire Straits” the album “Love Over Gold”

I procrastinated a bit by listening to “Foo Fighters” album “Sonic Highways”

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Remember most of this is just about me bombing around in a wheelchair, currently t the age of 36, I had stage 4 brain cancer at the age of 28 & I’ve been in a wheelchair since Tuesday, February 5th 2008, & I listen to a pile of music & I have played baseball from the age of 4-17 then I quit because my arm said I had to! Stupid arm!

I know there are people out there that have a much larger music collection than I do. I backed up my iTunes files the other day & I currently own 1180 albums on my iTunes + roughly 300/600 CDs I have yet to put on iTunes.

The majority of info on here is mostly stuff I’m interested in, there’s a lot more info out there that I’m not necessarily interested in. I urge you to look for info you’re interested in &/or let me know what you’d like to see here more & if there’s an artist or group I should know about? Feedback is always welcome!

The rest of our Sunday consisted with butternut squash soup for supper, along with Kim & I watching recorded “Shark Week” shows on our PVR. I think we have 2 or 3 to go still?

Upcoming bands we need to know about? I think I’ve shared this before as well? Sorry if I have?

http://loudwire.com/10-up-and-coming-bands-you-need-to-hear-in-2016/

Yep, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this before & there wasn’t anything that “caught my eye” or ears

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Best Dave Grohl drumming moments 1985-2015

Dave Grohl released the album “Foo Fighters” 21 years ago today in 1995. He recorded the album by himself on every song, one portion of a guitar part was recorded by someone else.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-self-titled-album-anniversary/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/foo-fighters-19951005 Both articles are quite interesting!

Easily my favourite song on this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below……

I hope this “Alter Bridge” recently signing with a new record company, “Napalm Records”, doesn’t delay the already recorded 5th studio album?

Ah, well played Soundgarden…..

Third Ion song stream inside the link

http://bravewords.com/exclusives/audios/player

Health or job. Which would you pick? It would be a no brainer for me, HEALTH! Melissa McCarthy!

http://www.eonline-news.com/ca/melissa-mccarthy/3/special.php?voluumdata=BASE64dmlkLi4wMDAwMDAwMi1mZjliLTQ1MGQtODAwMC0wMDAwMDAwMDAwMDBfX3ZwaWQuLjFmZmUxMDAwLTQyMTEtMTFlNi04MzNiLWFjYTFiYzMzMWMwZl9fY2FpZC4uMDg2OThhMTMtYzhiZi00ZWRhLThlNGYtYjBjYWEzMzYxMDU5X19ydC4uUl9fbGlkLi44ODA1YmU2NS05ZjJiLTQ0NDQtYWFjZS0zZDNjYTRjNmRjYTBfX29pZDEuLjRjMzYwNTAzLWViOWQtNGI1MC04YjA2LThkZTM2YjMwMjhkYl9fb2lkMi4uMGVmOGQ0Y2ItNjBhNS00NTMwLTk3OTUtNTczODUyYjQ5Yjg0X19yZC4uZGlzcXVzYWRzXC5cY29tX19haWQuLl9fYWIuLl9fc2lkLi4

Oh my” That’s a long link!

Todd Bryanton on drums! The 2nd drummer in our band “Chemical Horizon” & the 1st drummer of “Room 333” when I got sick. Very talented guy!

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

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

 

WHAT WOULD I DO?

I fell asleep to first “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”, woke up about 3 times, coughing fit in the middle of the night & switched it too “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I emptied the dish washer to “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Color Before The Sun”

LANGUAGE THAT I STILL DON’T HEAR???!!!!

After some procrastinating I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “Resolution”

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I just don’t like the idea of free music. Yes, I download torrents before I was sick. Then when I was able to leave the rehabilitation hospital for a few hours, Kim would take me to a store to purchase a couple of CDs. “Don’t you have this already as a torrent download?” she’d ask me. “Yes, I do but I just don’t feel right by not paying for it” was my response.

Now the majority of torrent sites are gone as is Napster which started this entire thing. So what would I do if I was a member of an upcoming group? Record the first successful album & put it everywhere, then tour like mad anywhere & everywhere. Record the 2nd album, keep it as hush hush as possible. Announce a tour, sell the CD only at the show. Once the tour is over, then put it on everything, streaming sites, iTunes, CD & Vinyl. From then on tour first, then release the album on the artist(s) website for $19, once the group is well known.

Why did you start playing in a band or singing as a solo artist? Because most of those people wanted to hear something a little different than what was out there or that’s just what they want to do for a living & not have a 9-5 job.

I haven’t thought this whole thing through yet. Somebody will upload the album to a site for everyone. I’m not a famous or unknown musician as it is. This is more than likely not going to work, but it’s all I’ve got off of the top of my head.

The Blue Jays won last night in San Francisco 4-0 terrible batting, AWESOME pitching by left handed starting pitcher J. A. Happ. He almost finished the game, just couldn’t get the last out of the game, but he did get the first 26 outs of the game with only a few hits allowed.

Jose Bautista is rumoured to have said he wants $217,000,000 over 7 years and Edwin Encarnacion is rumoured to have asked for $119,000,000 over 7 years. Both of their contracts are done at the end of the year. I say let them test the free agent market. They both had better start showing why they’re worth that much? At the moment I’d shave off $8,000,000 a year from what they want. A really good batting average is .300. Jose Bautista is currently hitting .207 with 6 home runs. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting . 306 with 6 home runs. The Blue Jays will show them the money when they start producing more! Before this afternoons game the Toronto Blue Jays are treading water with 18W-17L. I don’t know what’s wrong with them? Well I know their big problems are the bullpen/relief pitchers & their offense, I couldn’t tell you how to fix those problems though.

The Agonist are back in the studio already & recording vocals? AWESOME!

“Time to track some vocals!

33 years ago Wednesday, Metallica went into the studio to record their debut album “Kill ’em All”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-studio-record-kill-em-all-anniversary/

Way to kick them when they’re dead Gene.

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-prince-death-pathetic/

So now Sharon & Ozzy have split?

http://loudwire.com/sharon-osbourne-confirms-split-with-ozzy-osbourne/

Walk off the Earth shared it…….

…and Gene Simmons apologizes for the death remarks about Prince. Gene Simmons = Donald Trump?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gene-simmons-apologizes-for-prince-death-remarks-20160510#ixzz48JHgzaE2

Crowd Control in NY for Megadeth

http://loudwire.com/crowd-control-megadeth-new-york-city/

SOME LANGUAGE!!

Mark Morton’s top 5 guitar albums (Guitarist from Lamb of God)

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-mark-morton-top-5-guitar-albums/

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this show that we don’t get on our cable package. I’d like to see it though. (The Newsroom)

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jeff-daniels-revive-newsroom-anchor-to-talk-trump-hillary-20160511

(1 F-BOMB)

I’d really like to see the “Captain America: The Civil War” movie, but I still haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/civil-war-writers-five-tips-on-how-to-make-a-great-superhero-movie-20160511

Video inside the link.

Wikipedia fact or fiction with Rob Zombie

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

If you’re in Europe, Mark Tremonti will be there on tour this year

https://fret12.com/activity/tremonti-tour-2016

Alter Bridge are in the final stage of recording vocals for the new album “From Elvis – Recording incredible vocals tonight with Myles Kennedy on the new Alter Bridge. This marks our 9th lead vocals with this epic monster of a song. This guy never ceases to blow me away!!!So good”

New video courtesy of Todd Bryanton

Muse on tour & shared this link

Now I’m off to watch the baseball game & possibly work out some more?

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

 

I first tried to fall asleep to “Dream Theater” the self titled album. Only about half of the album, I then switched to “Crowded House” the self titled album for 3 or 4 songs. I finally settled on all songs by “Chevelle”

I exercised to “Fine Young Cannibals” the album “The Raw & The Cooked”, then a portion of “Dire Straits” the album “Brother in Arms”

MORE BASEBALL TOMORROW AFTERNOON! SHORT POST TOMORROW!!!

I watch some sports. Mostly Toronto Blue Jays baseball & the Canadian Football League. Never the NFL/National Football League, the NBA/National Basketball League & very little NHL/National Hockey League. The NHL, for me, has gone on a steady decline since the mid ’90s when the New Jersey Devils created the neutral zone trap, a fancy word for a style of defense. Ever since that time & whatever commissioner Gary Bettman has done to the game, just sucks. It’s all about fist fighting and really hard body checking. I think I could count on one hand, maybe 2, the amount of periods of NHL I’ve watched since the recent strike/lockout. Parts of games, never an entire game.

They’re doing this shoot out thing now after 1 period of overtime. I don’t get that at all, it’s just like watching the skills competition at the All-Star break. If they did the same thing in baseball it would be like the home run derby the day before the All-Star game. 1 pitcher, 1 back catcher & pick 3 or 4 hitters from the other team. No defense at all. If it’s not a home run, it’s a strike. 3 batters in the top & bottom of one inning. Now that would be BORING!!

I miss hockey from the 1980s & the 1990s. Play however many sudden death periods of overtime until someone scores. Sure it takes longer, but that’s more exciting to me. Maybe the game goes until midnight, oh well? If a professional athlete is making $100,000-$12,000,000 a year they should earn their paycheck. Overtime isn’t an everyday occurrence in the NHL. Tie games in baseball don’t happen during the regular season or the playoffs they play until someone wins!

And that’s why I don’t watch much hockey at all. Most of the NHL I watch is because it’s on a TV at a bar or restaurant right in front of my face.

I felt like yesterday should have been Friday, probably because I’ve been doing more exercise.

Yes, we didn’t go walking this. We’re both tired at the end of the day. So we’ve made a schedule to go walking twice a week, & for me to use the recumbent exercise bike for 45 minutes or more once a week. The squats make a huge difference though. I’ve been doing those all week.

Pre-order on this Friday. Album release April 29th.

‘Batman v. Superman’ on Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog

Todd Bryanton’s www.youtube.com site. He’s a very talented/creative guy! It was great having him play drums in “Chemical Horizon”!

Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Cover Includes Tap Dancing + ‘American Idol’ Contestant
http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-sweet-child-o-mine-cover-tap-dancing-american-idol-contestant/

What was Michelle Obama doing at the SXSW festival? Video inside the link!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/michelle-obama-talks-let-girls-learn-at-sxsw-20160316

A time laps video of my father’s company setting up their display at the “Spring Home & Garden Show” ‘ONAV’ is the company’s name. Pretty much anything electronic, security system, flat screen TVs, home theaters, any wiring, etc. As my dad says “Your money, & our time, we can do anything”

Really, Sea World, just figured this out?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/seaworld-to-stop-breeding-killer-whales-20160317

I’d have to there is a resemblance but that’s not Ted Cruz.

http://loudwire.com/ted-cruz-singer-of-stryper-viral-internet-theory/

Ian Thornley talks Secrets, guitar gear and nearly joining Velvet Revolver

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/ian-thornley-talks-secrets-guitar-gear-and-nearly-joining-velvet-revolver-635947

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/famous-firsts-big-wrecks-ian-thornley-568981

 

If Donald Trump is elected President of the USA, I could almost guarantee a WWIII. Somebody will say something he doesn’t like & he’ll immediately hit the red button. I don’t vote in Canada for anything, but if I could vote as a USA citizen, it certainly wouldn’t be a vote for Trump.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/donald-trump-to-bill-oreilly-i-always-like-to-be-a-gentleman-20160317

 

Another installment of Netflix & Chill

The Daredevil series on Netflix is worthy of binge watching!

 

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A LOOOOOOOONG HOLIDAY UPDATE

Sorry, it got much longer than I thought?  My bad.

 

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Adele album ’25’ tops sales of her album ’21’

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-adeles-25-becomes-best-selling-album-since-21-20151221

 

How many deaths by musicians overdosing on drugs will it take before somebody finally stands up & says “Hey, it’s illegal & it could easily kill me?”

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-bassist-tommy-black-will-not-face-drug-charges/

 

Halestorm shared it…If you like Halestorm they recommended “The Pretty Reckless”. They have 2 albums on iTunes. I prefer the 2nd album & rarely listen to the 1st album. So you might want to check out “Going to Hell” which is their 2nd album?

 

That’s great but Foo Fighters didn’t really have a hiatus. They were “The Sound City Players” backing the big name musicians for the documentary made by Dave Grohl.

http://www.mtv.com/news/2686674/bands-that-survived-a-hiatus/?xrs=_s.fb_rs

 

Article with Mark Morton from “Lamb of God”

http://www.fuse.tv/2015/12/lamb-of-god-interview-mark-morton

 

The Scott Weiland tragedy that just wont go away.

http://www.nme.com/news/stone-temple-pilots/90473?utm_campaign=nme-daily-22nd-dec-22-12-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video.

 

2016 release dates in hard rock/metal. I have one on preorder & the “Dream Theater” album will be another that I’ll likely grab.

http://loudwire.com/2016-hard-rock-metal-album-release-calendar/

I didn’t even realize the “Dream Theater” album was available for preorder already?

 

10 albums on this list of releases for 2016 ½ of the list!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/ug_news/top_20_most_anticipated_albums_of_2016.html

 

Iron Maiden’s Christmas cheer

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-eddie-mascots-video-christmas-card/

 

Somebody else’ top 10 rock albums of 2015. I’d like to now what were YOUR favourite albums of the 2015 were. Rock, pop, rap, country, EDM, etc. Whatever kind of music that floated your boat in 2015. Feedback is always welcome. From this list, I’d have to go with “Finger Eleven”.

http://rock.about.com/od/top10lists/tp/2015s-Best-Rock-Albums.htm

 

Halestorm shared it…..

 

This is the problem with the music industry at the moment. Now you not only have to be talented, which is no longer what music labels look at necessarily, you have to be rich, before you get a shot to be famous. If you don’t have the money, it’s likely going to be a long uphill battle if you want to be a musician.

http://loudwire.com/thy-art-is-murder-cj-mcmahon-leaves-band/

 

Ugly rock/metal holiday sweaters

http://loudwire.com/ugly-rock-metal-holiday-sweaters/

 

Full metal rock on twitter top 5 albums

https://twitter.com/FullMetalRock/status/679497261378736128/photo/1?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=FullMetalRock&utm_content=679497261378736128

 

For those using streaming services, The Beatles will be available as of December 24th 2015.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-beatles-coming-to-streaming-services-christmas-eve-20151223

 

Corey Taylor (Stone Sour/Slipknot) article with Rolling Stone. It’s more of a rant!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/corey-taylor-skewers-trump-bieber-hall-of-fame-in-epic-year-end-rant-20151223?page=4

 

Pitcher Marcus Stroman on his former team mate David Price.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/stroman-it-would-be-cool-if-blue-jays-fans-booed-price/

 

The Toronto Blue Jays have a new President who hired a new General Manager. They worked together for many seasons in Cleveland for the Cleveland Indians both in the same roles. Yes, Cleveland has been a very mediocre team the last X number of years. If you look at the attendance of Cleveland or their win-loss numbers, both the new President, Mark Shapiro, & GM, Ross Atkins, have terrible resume’s. Mark Shapiro should hold a press conference so the fans get to know him & what he’s going to do with Canada’s baseball team? Right now the majority of Blue Jays fans are throwing him under the bus. Why not wait & see what happens in 2016? If the Jays don’t make the playoffs, then judge him. They had more revenue last season than ever before. Money should not be an issue, the budget is set at the same amount it was last year $145,000,000. If more money is needed, it shouldn’t be a problem. Mark Shapiro is being painted as a villain at the moment, give him a year THEN whine & complain if you want to? If the team doesn’t make the playoffs, don’t buy the merchandise, don’t watch the games, & don’t go to the games. He’ll be on a very short leash. I’m guessing 3 years at most if the owner doesn’t see any improvement. It’s December 23rd at the moment & we’re talking about baseball, that’s a good sign for the city & organization. I feel sorry for Bob McCown every Monday & Friday when he takes calls that are 95% irate Blue Jay fans asking questions he doesn’t have the answers to. Sit back, keep quiet, & wait to see what happens? It’s a transition period for Mark Shapiro & Ross Atkins, at least give them a full season instead of a 2 month off season?

 

Completely different topic. My father & his co-workers all (8?) an Apple Watch from their employer as their Christmas gift. That’s awesome, that’s great! My dad works at a home theater/technology installer place. He designs whatever is being installed, does the estimate & sends out the installers with all of the info to install the speakers, TV(s), security system, network, USB outlets, etc.

 

They sell HUGE TVs like 84 inch curved HD TVs, yet every mobile device is getting smaller? There were laptops, tablets/iPads, iPad air, iPhones 1-6, Google glasses, & now a ½ screen on your wrist that you squint at to see & now you say to yourself “Ooooh, I got an email! I’ll have to check it on a larger device”. I’m not discounting the Apple Watch, I’m sure it has it’s pros & cons, but now you have a watch that will let you know you’ve received an email, facebook PM, a tweet, text, instagram, linkedin, etc. but it’s really small, so you’ll have to check it out on a larger screen? Pros & cons for all of these advancements in technology. Maybe it’s because I have one eye, but that watch screen is tiny? Weird?

 

Halestorm shared it on facebook. I REALLY like this band!

 

Ah, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on re-gifting!!!

 

Our previous drummer, Todd, now doing videos, as always on www.youtube.com . FYI, he’s HILARIOUS!

 

Will this idea save “Columbia House” or kill it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/columbia-house-to-relaunch-as-vinyl-subscription-service-in-2016-20151224#ixzz3vGQ7kmJ4

 

Surprise! I have another question for whoever is reading this. Does cover artwork really matter in the case of digital music? I like having a tangible product like a CD in my hand, but I’m out of physical space for it. I now get almost all of my music from iTunes. The only time I see the artwork is when I purchase the album & before my screen saver kicks in on my TV after 1 ½ songs? If I’m listening to my iPod, I rarely look at the artwork. Into my pocket or beside me on the bed it goes. How much does the artwork on an album matter to you in this digital era of music? Artwork is likely a reason I became a printing press operator. At the end of a shift I could hold a piece of paper & say “Hey, I helped in the making of this product!”.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-metal-album-covers-2015/?fb25

 

http://loudwire.com/awful-metal-album-covers/#photogallery-1=1

 

Guns n’ Roses & Metallica tour in 1992. Things you my not have known about it.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-metallica-tour-facts/

 

Extreme metal albums. I listen to the number 1 album occasionally.

http://loudwire.com/top-extreme-metal-albums/#photogallery-1=1

These are from an Extreme metal album……………………..

 

Article with Mark Tremonti. April we’ll likely have a new “Tremonti” album, followed by a new “Alter Bridge” album. I can’t wait for you 2016!

http://mwiemetalblog.over-blog.com/2015/12/interview-mark-tremonti-talking-about-the-current-tour-and-the-upcoming-tremonti-and-alter-bridge-records.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

Florence & The Machine cover The Beatles in Paris.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/florence-and-the-machine-cover-the-beatles-all-you-need-is-love-in-paris-watch/

I guess all of this Guns n’ Roses reunion talk could likely be true. They can do their thing, pretend it’s 1987 & I’ll be way over here in 2016 when it happens. I was so happy when the home town Roughriders started playing a song from 2013 instead of 1987’s “Welcome to the Jungle” at kickoff!! I’m likely the odd one on this though.

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-update-website-reunion-rumors/

 

Bono & friends busk in Dublin

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-bono-hozier-glen-hansard-busk-on-dublin-street-20151226#ixzz3vRzpipOZ

 

The Beatles top streaming song on Spotify after 3 days on the service

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/come-together-tops-beatles-most-streamed-songs-list-20151227#ixzz3vX2NtDFN

 

Nazareth faked using bagpipes. “Where did the guitar player go?” “Backstage to play with an effect while the lead singer can fake that he’s playing the bagpipes”. I could see him at Buffalo Days, good thing the show was free with a $10 day pass!

http://loudwire.com/strange-instruments-used-by-rock-metal-bands/#photogallery-1=1

 

“Star Wars” breaks a billion dollars in 12 days

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-pushes-past-1-billion-at-box-office-20151227#ixzz3vXmfYD4n

 

Adele’s album ’25’ is moving like “Star Wars” at the box office!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-adeles-25-racks-up-third-platinum-selling-week-20151227#ixzz3vYgveTtK

 

The BIG sports story of 2015. 22 years with no playoff games. Yeah, but baseball sucks. “Oh, there’s a bandwagon, where do I jump on?” I’ve been watching the Blue Jays since 1990, that’s when I jumped on & stayed on. ALL bandwagon jumpers are more than welcome!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/the-year-in-sports-take-that-blue-jays-playoff-drought/

 

Top 10 albums of 2015 by another individual. I guess I should check out the new Marilyn Manson album, it seems to be on everybody else’ list?

http://eddietrunk.com/1227-the-eddie-trunk-top-10-albums-of-2015/

Not an album for me, but here’s the most popular song on the album.

 

I just got into Linkin Park on their last album. This stalker talk is news to me.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-bizarre-tweets-from-longtime-stalker/

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

Halestorm shared it……

 

If it happens or if not, I wont be there. For those hoping it will happen, here you go……

http://loudwire.com/duff-mckagan-lamf-tweet-adds-classic-guns-n-roses-reunion-rumors/

 

Lemmy Kilmister, singer of Motorhead, has died at the age of 70. December 28th 2015.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/r-i-p-lemmy-kilmister-motorhead-frontman-dead-at-70/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lemmy-kilmister-motorhead-singer-and-heavy-metal-legend-dead-at-70-20151228#ixzz3vfVQ23VU

 

Live shared it…….new singer than Ed……….

 

Rock It Out Blog/Consequence of Sounds’ most anticipated albums of 2016

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/the-50-most-anticipated-albums-of-2016/

 

 

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