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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

Followed by “Nothing but Thieves” their debut self-titled album

Why is this world so full of hatred?  Does anybody see religion against religion, colour against colour, gender against gender, or sexuality against sexuality?  Somebody PLEASE show me where that is written & who wrote or said it?  If any of this is true, why aren’t all Muslims terrorist?  Or all white people a part of the KKK?

It’s not Religion or else I’d be in a holy war against all non-Christian Religions.  I don’t care about someone else’ sexuality, race, or anyone’s difference in lifestyle!  If you’re a good person, let’s hang out!  If you’re not a good person, GO AWAY!  If only it was that easy!

I don’t understand the Q in #LGBTQ.  I don’t have to understand it, I have to acknowledge it, and I do.  I know it stands for ‘queer’ but none of those initials should not define you as a good or bad person.

My other question is the song “Imagine” by John Lennon appropriate at Christmas time?

Great song about peace!!!!!  If there’s “…no religion….” There’s no Christmas!  Kim & I were watching “A Pentatonix Christmas” & that was the final song.  Great song, but I don’t understand why it’s in a Christmas special?

 

I think everyone has both a good & bad personality.  I also think we can all do a little better & focus more on the good in us.  Not just at the holiday season, but every day!  We can all do better every day!

 

You know it will be entertaining.  You know………………..because he’s crazy.

http://loudwire.com/watch-trailer-charles-manson-documentary-narrated-rob-zombie/

 

Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of the year.  Wow, my list will be 10, I couldn’t afford 50!  I may have bought 15 or 20 & some of them were just OK.  2 of these 50 albums I bought & will make my list.  Most of the others I’ve either never heard of or are just not for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2017-w511763

 

We can’t afford the gas to see Queens of the Stone Age in Calgary, Edmonton, or Winnipeg.  I would REALLY like to see them in Calgary on Thursday, May 17th.  Forget about tickets, which regular seating or general admission is at most $70 plus fees & taxes!  I would expect wheelchair seating to be $49-$70 as it shows on www.ticketmaster.ca.   Gas alone will kill our money tree.

This looks like a really good show to me.  We also had our passports expire while I was sick.  This show is out of the question for me.  It’s also a bit to hit & miss for me anyways.  Tool, A Perfect Circle, Stone Temple Pilots, & Stitched Up Heart.  Many more too………

http://loudwire.com/tool-avenged-sevenfold-alice-in-chains-headline-2018-rock-on-the-range/

Sometimes I don’t like the fact that I live in the middle of nowhere.  Some bands must think “We’ll play everywhere in Canada except the northern Territories, Maritimes, & Saskatchewan”.  Weird, yet In Flames from Sweden has been to Saskatoon about 2 or 3 years ago!  Some bands hit Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver & call that a Canadian tour.  Those places are minimum a 2 day drive for us!

I have to see Queens of the Stone Age at least once before I die.  This is their 7th studio album, & it’s AWESOME, makes me want to bust a move, in my wheelchair!

 

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Friday ended for us going to “Chop” for supper with Sherry.  James stayed behind with Brewster.  Very good, yet pricy!  I don’t know where Kim found the money, but her sister came with us & paid for all 3 of us.  Thanks Sherry!

Saturday not great.  A) I called a customer service line.  I spoke with 3 different people + time on hold between each caller.  ½ hour or more on the phone.  The final person can’t help me & says as a sign off “Good luck with that!”  REALLY!  Did you learn that from Trump helping the flood victims in Texas?  He’d help out others & say “Have a great day!”  B) Roughriders lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Fortunately the Toronto Blue Jays actually won, in a game that meant nothing.  Strong rum & Cokes were flowing here after the incredibly stupid call.

I’ve been on the customer service side of things, all you have to do is agree with the customer.  They’re always right, at least that’s what they want to hear.  They’re usually wrong though.  The customer typically has no clue as to what’s happening behind the curtain.  I never lose my cool on a bad customer service representative, if I’ve tried to work with them & still have a problem, I calmly ask to speak with a manager that can help me.  Ranting & raving gets you nowhere, so why bother getting upset?  It’s something that doesn’t make anyone happy.

It’s like road rage.  You’re going to rant & rave while driving me somewhere I didn’t do it, nor can I fix it for you.  Unless you’re going to talk to whoever is driving the other vehicle, I don’t need or want to hear it.

Sunday we got up, found a legal loop hole for my problem & didn’t have to call the customer service line.  All is well!  I’m getting tired of fixing their problems though.  I’d stop using this product but it’s pretty much a monopoly.

“They’ve got us by the short & curlies…”

Made a juice for the week, some laundry to fold & put away.  Once that’s done, couch, baseball or Netflix!

 

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Most anticipated rock/metal albums of 2017

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-justin-timberlake-guest-new-album/#photogallery-1=1

 

Tool, A Perfect Circle, & System of a Down, I’m not holding my breath for this year!

 

New U2 song from their upcoming album.

 

Nothing but Thieves are FANTASTIC!  Their 1st self – titled album & this sophomore album “Broken Machine”

 

I knew another album would pop up!  Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  Out November 17th

 

Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/john-lennon-imagine-20120524

All of them are on the list but not number 1.

 

Got up & put on some Nat “King” Cole

 

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I fell asleep to “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” 8 albums on shuffle

 

YAY……………………NOT!  Tuesday was back to reality & the normal everyday grind.

I thought briefly about starting a record/vinyl collection & quickly realized that would be a terrible idea for me.  The cost alone is something we can’t afford.  Then I’d have to find a place to keep the albums.  All of that hassle for us, just to buy vinyl albums, iTunes is fine with me.  Especially now that I’ve figured out what bands/artists I’ll pre-order & who I’ll wait to check out on Apple Music.  I don’t agree with free music (for myself) you get it however you like.  I don’t like the fact that musicians spend so much on studio time only to receive pennies on a streaming site?  I don’t get how someone woke up one day & decided musicians should work for free?  Great for the consumer, terrible for the musicians.

If you’ve made your millions as a musician this shouldn’t matter as much as it does for a new musician trying to rise to fame.  Either way, it just seems wrong to me?

 

My last 2 weeks (maybe more) of physiotherapy, before my final test, were outside in the park.  Learning to sit on a blanket.  It was in July, my back was soaking wet with sweat because it took a lot of energy.  Get out of my wheelchair & get back into it.  To make matters worse, that’s when a bird missed the target on my head & pooped on my shoulder.

My final “test”/physiotherapy session was out of my chair onto the floor.  Crawl over 1 obstacle, 10 pushups on my knees.  Crawl over a 2nd obstacle, 10 crunches, crawl over a 3rd obstacle, return to my wheelchair repeating the exercise on the way back.

 

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Chris Martin (Coldplay) covers Paul Simon’s “Graceland”.  FANTASTIC ALBUM!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-coldplays-chris-martin-cover-paul-simons-graceland-w501106

 

Releases I’ve pre-ordered for Friday release day!

Then, next Friday

And finally on Friday October 20th

I’m sure there will be more that will pop up out of nowhere between September 15th & October 20th.  This would break us if I bought each of these on vinyl.  Halestorm was rumored to be releasing an album this year…who knows?

 

Audio interview with singer Maynard James Keenan of (A Perfect Circle/Tool/Puscifer)

1 F- BOMB LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/home-maynard-james-keenan-singer-link-between-physical-labor-creativity

 

Fall preview of movies 2017

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/fall-movie-preview-2017-oscar-movies-blade-runner-and-star-wars-w501036

I’m excited for this movie in December.

Might as well start your complaining now.  I’ll see it & likely buy it when it’s released on Blu-ray.

 

Entertaining clips just because I can!

 

The Ellen Degeneres Show began on Tuesday & hit a nerve for me, an important one.  The terrible event in Charlottesville.

To the Nazis, KKK, & racist group.  You are “religious” not truly religious.  I don’t know what book you’re reading, it’s probably the same book that international terrorists are reading & misinterpreting.

 

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I’m going back to a Sunday, Wednesday, Friday routine this week!

 

Thursday we stayed home & I watched the Blue Jays game.  We cleared off the DVR in the evening.  Friday we slept in until 8:30 am.  I get to bed around 11:30 pm, about an hour later I fall asleep……………if I’m lucky after flipping, tossing, & flopping around!  Kim’s out seconds before she’s lying down.  Friday in the late afternoon, a friend of ours was in town.  We had supper & I had a few Malibu rum & 7 up.  The Gin to 7 up ratio didn’t work out, I had to figure out what to put in the remaining 7 up.  Fake rum it was!  Don’t worry, I have real rum & Coke or beer usually.

Saturday, we spent the afternoon at Sherry & James’ in the backyard on the deck having some adult beverages.  We got there around 3:00 pm & left around 7:00 pm.  Watched the Rider game on TV to see them lose, then watched “Blue Jays in :30” to see them lose 2 -1 in the 10th inning in Cleveland.  Today they play in Cleveland the last game of 3 in Cleveland aka I’ll be on the couch!

 

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R.I.P. Chester Bennington, thanks for the music you’ve left us with.

Yes, it’s sad to hear that anyone has died & we all send our thoughts towards the friends & family affected by the passing of anyone.  If it’s because of suicide, someone should have or likely noticed a change in the individual’s attitude or mood.  If they didn’t notice anything.  The passing of that person should not to be celebrated in any manner.  I know it’s hard to talk about.  I couldn’t deal with mine in the WRC.  I had to ask Kim to write a note to my doctor for me, I dictated it to her & passed it along to my doctor.  I’ve been there, I’ve thought about it many times, before & during my recovery of cancer.  I have no desire to go back to such a dark place.  A suicide is sad, but unjustified!  You don’t have to commit suicide, ask for help, any decent person would gladly listen.  Or take a deep breath, step back, look at the situation, prioritize the issues, & tackle them one at a time.

“The world has lost not only an amazing singer and artist, but a great father and a good friend. Our hearts are broken from the loss. We will miss you Chester.

If you’re alone and feeling the same, reach out. If you’re fighting depression and pain, speak out. There is always someone to listen.” – Stone Sour

 

Stephen Colbert in Russia!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-visits-trumps-golden-shower-hotel-room-w493038

 

New video from ‘The Agonist’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

This annoys me to no end as an audience member.  I’m all for a warning at the start of a show, exactly the same warning you get before a movie plays in the theater!

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-urges-fans-stop-recording-video-shows/

 

Sorry Blue Jay fans, they’re going nowhere fast.  Trade deadline on July 31st, I’m confident that much ado about nothing will happen.  Word is the Rogers owner has told CEO Mark Shapiro & GM Ross Atkins not to blow this team up.  ‘They’re too good of a team’ aka they’re making money off of the TV revenues & attendance at the ball park.  I think we’re living on false hope or a “Look over here, while I do nothing over there” scam!  Bautista & maybe Marco Estrada &/or Francisco Lariano will be traded, nobody else though (the 3 mentioned players have expiring contracts at the end of the season).  They want to keep this old team together for the sake of making a few extra bucks.  As of Sunday morning, before today’s game, they are 44W-53L with 57 regular season games left.  Unless they win, I’d guess 47 or more of those games, I don’t see a playoff game or series happening this year!

 

Foo Fighters albums ranked.  It will be different for everyone, or you may not like Foo Fighters at all.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/

 

Foo Fighters & Queens of the Stone Age plan to take over the world!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/looks-like-foo-fighters-queens-stone-age-planning-take-fking-world-together-2113037?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

 

The original line up of the band “Live” has been & are still touring the world!

 

Senator John McCain’s brain cancer diagnoses shakes up Washington.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/john-mccains-brain-cancer-diagnosis-shakes-up-washington-w493269

 

New song from the sophomore album by “Nothing but Thieves” out September 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the first single they released below.

 

Muse performs “Dig Down” on Stephen Colbert!

 

I wonder if O.J. is using his parole time to look for the real killers?  I’m sure if he asked anyone it would be much quicker than if he was on his own, like the search would be over within 5 seconds.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/ron-goldmans-family-oj-simpson-parole-very-disappointing-w493552

 

 

 

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Thursday evening Kim came home & we pretty much left immediately to see “Spiderman: Homecoming”.  FANTASTIC movie!  I know comic book movies aren’t for everyone, but I’m all in for the Marvel & DC comic book movies!  “300” & “300 Rise of an Empire” were really good as well.  I couldn’t get into “Sin City” or any other graphic novel movies though.

 

That was our Thursday evening.  Friday morning we woke up & weren’t sure what to do with ourselves.  I had 3 things that needed to be done.  We went out in the late afternoon.  I had my Roughrider jersey from Andy Fantuz fixed, Kim picked up a few groceries we needed for supper.  Brewster & I went along but stayed in the vehicle.  He loves going for a “car ride”.  A “ride” in the summer means he gets to drool/pant all over my arm until we’re somewhere I can roll down the window for him!

Friday, after the few errands were done, we just stayed home.  I watched the Toronto Blue Jays actually win a game & Kim put the house back together after a morning of cleaning.  She doesn’t just clean, she does “spring cleaning” every weekend.  Everything is 10 feet away from where it’s supposed to be so she can clean underneath where it was!  I just try to stay out of her way!

Saturday we went over to my parents place for some BBQ ribs after an afternoon in the backyard, with my mother & aunt.  I found out the hard way that Molson original 16 in a can is a wee bit too carbonated for me, I switched to rum & coke!

Sundays are pretty quiet here.  Kim’s got a few things left on the grocery list.  I made a juice for the week.  Peeled all remaining carrots to BBQ them then keep them handy in the fridge.  BBQ carrots & onion are commonly a vegetable for supper or some type of broccoli dish, I love broccoli!  I’m in the middle of a Blue Jays game at the moment.

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Another reason for me to NOT buy terrible overpriced Molson beer at the new Mosaic Stadium!  $9 for a regular size can of Pilsner, Coors, or Coors Light……..NOT HAPPENING!

http://globalnews.ca/video/3594992/we-had-our-hopes-up-sask-craft-brewers-disappointed-their-beer-wont-be-sold-at-mosaic-stadium

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1167315&binId=1.1165847&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=8qmzzbP

No Bushwakker’s or Rebellion?!?  No more beer for me at the new Mosaic stadium!  This no local beer really bugs me since the Saskatchewan Roughriders are a “community owned” team.  I don’t typically drink beer at a game, but lots of others do, & most of them don’t seem to care what it is as long as there is alcohol in it.  This “no community craft beer” rule is a laughable situation.  “Kick the little guy while we let the big corporate Molson Brewing control all & reap the benefits by charging our customers 300% than the store bought price”

If I really need to, I’ll get drunk at home, on craft beer & pay less while doing so.

FYI, I’ve only seen Molson Canadian being consumed by those that have just turned the legal age to drink alcohol or at a football game.  It’s like Fosters beer in Australia, Australians don’t drink much Foster’s beer from what I hear?

 

Haha!  Stone Sour #1 on Billboard hard rock charts.  It was just a matter of time.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7865169/stone-sour-hard-rock-albums-chart-hydrograd?utm_source=twitter

 

Bands that don’t sound like they used to.  Well who said they can’t change, they don’t have a boss telling them what to do?

http://loudwire.com/bands-sound-nothing-like-first-album/

Stephen Colbert & John Oliver talk Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/john-oliver-colbert-on-turbo-f–ked-trump-russia-scandal-w492038

 

Maynard James Keenan talks about the recording process with Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer.

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

 

He supports Trump, I have no need to learn about “Kid Rock’s” views on politics.  (I can’t believe I used Kid Rock & politics in the same sentence?????????????)

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/kid-rock-teases-michigan-senate-run-what-are-his-politics-w492317

 

New Jack Johnson out September 8th preorder now on iTunes!  First single below!

 

Spotify’s top 20 “rock” bands.  I strongly disagree with many bands on this list that are considered “rock” bands.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/best-top-rock-bands-world-spotify-2017-2110726?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

I love “The 1975” but I’ve never thought of them as a rock band.

 

Queen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ bio pic is officially a go!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/queen-biopic-bohemian-rhapsody-is-finally-happening-w492530

 

Mark Hamill & the late Carrie Fisher named as Disney Legends.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/gamereviews/carrie-fisher-mark-hamill-named-disney-legends-at-d23-expo-w492546

 

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?” followed by “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd” followed by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”.  Went to bed too early for me, takes me quite a long time to fall asleep.  We went to bed at 9:45 pm, I got up at 5:30 am.

 

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Well I’m fine & back to reality as of Tuesday.  Did most of my exercise, but I was pretty exhausted so I didn’t bother with the yoga.  Made a juice for the week.  Full of bananas, spinach, orange juice, an apple, & carrots.  It tastes really good!

I have a half glass of that every morning, 2 rice cakes with nothing on them, a hardboiled egg or a turkey bite.  Somedays I’ll have 1-3 black coffees.  Lately I haven’t had a morning covfefe.

6 days off was nice, but it REALLY lowered my energy level & my ambition to exercise.  Thank goodness it’s a short week, I need to rest after 6 days off.

Not much going on here today.  I was at my parents’ place after an appointment to get some refills on my pills.  Mom’s in quite some pain still of course but she’s doing very well.  She can make it to their en suite washroom on her own, she even got up to use the washroom in the middle of the night.

 

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Stone Sour, behind the scenes of “Taipei Person/Allah Tea”

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

 

Just because musicians use demeaning language doesn’t mean they’re bad people.  Quite the opposite.  I didn’t swear on stage since I’ve only had a run in with a fan once in University.  I could have ripped him badly but I didn’t.  Our “security” person calmly escorted him off stage.

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

Normal people don’t go to a rock or metal show to beat the crap out of each other.  Everyone is very attentive to the music & just want to have a good time.  Much like anybody else at any concert, but there’s always a few bad apples in every bunch.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Paramore albums ranked worst to first

From the first album to the most recent

 

I don’t think Tool would be performing to an audience that would know or like them at Lilith Fair?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tools-maynard-james-keenan-lilith-fair-declined-bands-offer-to-play-w490948

 

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2017 NEW MOSAIC STADIUM

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I don’t really like doing reviews. I’ve been asked to do a review regarding the brand new football stadium, so here it is from the perspective of me in a wheelchair.
The brand new Mosaic Canadian Football League stadium in Regina. I’ve been lucky enough to have been at most Saskatchewan Roughrider games in Regina since I was old enough for my grandfather to hold me on his lap. I’m guessing since I was 3 years old. Now our season tickets are in my mother’s name, my parents & I go to the games now.
From my perspective at the games, this new stadium is FANTASTIC! There are 2 wheelchair washrooms that I can manage to get to by myself with ease. Our view of the field is excellent. When everybody stands up, we can see everything on the field still. When people directly in front of us stand, they’re around the height of our knees!
There are 9 instead of 2 elevators I hear, I’ve never had to use one at either stadium. We park directly across the street & enter on concourse level, our seats are also on concourse level. The stadium was built under ground level, it’s Regina’s Grand Canyon. We sit on the east side/sunny side. With our seats on ground level & the west side being higher with 2 levels the sun is out of our eyes sooner. If you’re wearing a hat or have sun glasses, the sun is no problem to deal with. Friends of ours sit on a level above us & have the same issues with the sun that the entire east side had at the old stadium.
I only have 2 minor complaints regarding the new stadium, which we were asked about at the exhibition game. Every regular seat has a cup holder, the wheelchair seats don’t. Wheelchair seating is basically a fenced in community in every section. The fence has a slightly larger post every 4-5 feet, I’m sure 2 cup holders on each large post could easily be done.
The other issue is that our section needs a metal plate on the ground over four small bumps on the entrance & exit to our wheelchair seats. I’m sure it’s coming since we noticed one section we passed already had one for the exhibition game. Other than those two things, I’d give the new Mosaic stadium a strong A or once those little things are corrected an A+!
There are many food & drink vendors in the stadium. That would be my only major complaint. The prices are outrageous, so I don’t purchase anything. I found out the hard way that a regular size can of pilsner beer costs $9. Found out at the exhibition game in June. I had a burger & 2 pilsners, cost me roughly $25? Coke & popcorn from now on, $12 or nothing at all.
The season ticket seats that I’ve been sitting in all of my life were pretty easy for me to get to with a little help from my father. He’d push my wheelchair up 2 ramps, help me walk up 10-12 stairs, & our seats were directly in front of us. We’d have to walk about 5 feet, go down one step, I’d sit & slide over to my spot. I was unable to have any fluids in me for about 5 hours, the washrooms weren’t very accessible at the old stadium. We’d get there an hour before the game & be among the last 100 people to leave the stadium. We didn’t want to slow anyone down or get in the way. Someone always offered to help which was nice. Standard response “Thanks we’re OK, just slow”.
5 hours without any fluid, I’d chew sugarless gum. It kept my mouth moist. Dry mouth is a side-effect from my medication. When my mouth gets dry, I’m really difficult to understand! It sounds similar to me speaking after 5 alcoholic beverages!

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

I adore Foo Fighters, I have for a long time. I’ll admit they’ve made a few songs I wasn’t really into. Their new album “Concrete & Gold” has me worried. I’ve heard 4 songs in total from their September release. 2 of the songs I really like, possibly 3. There is 1 song I could do without, & that 3rd song might sound really good recorded rather than live, which is how I heard the 3 other songs other than “Run”

I got the new album by ‘Stone Sour’ on Friday. I’d have to say their new album “Hydrograd” is my favourite album of theirs along with “Come What (ever) May”. It’s a FANTASTIC hard rock album! I’m looking forward to diving deeper into it.

As for ‘Tool’ or ‘A Perfect Circle’, I don’t know, but either one would be welcome. I guess if you believe, bassist Justin Chancellor of Tool, they’re roughly 90% done the album. Yet, A Perfect Circle stated they’d be in the studio this year as well. That’s all the info I can dig up for you, take it with a grain of salt. With these 2 bands I wait to believe them until I’ve got the album.

We rented “CHiPS” a few days ago. A raunchy comedy rated R, definitely not for kids. Good for a chuckle for adults though.

OK, Stone Sour & Nickelback have both released albums in the last 2 weeks like one or the other or both. Just because you’re anti this doesn’t mean you’re pro the other. You can like both or not like either. Nobody has the right to tell you what to listen to. I’m not a Nickelback fan, they have their place though, just not on my iTunes. Millions of other people like them though!



I say leave Nickelback alone if you don’t like them. I’m simply not a fan of theirs. I bought 2 of their very early albums & saw them in concert years ago. I like Stone Sour, bring on the haters, I guess? Like em’ or not Nickelback has done very well!

Flashback to 1975. When ‘Blondie’ played at CBGB!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-blondie-perform-at-cbgb-in-the-summer-of-1975-20130716

I’m always speaking on my behalf only. Just wanted to make that clear before writing this part. If Gene Simmons of KISS, can make money off of something, he’ll find a way to do so. I’m just waiting for the day he tries to trademark air & water……………….I don’t think that’s out of his realm? At least his latest effort was pulled back quickly due to rock & metal fans back lash!

I’ll catch you tomorrow, with a proper staycation update! In Canada we still have tomorrow off!

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Chris
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