WEEKEND UPDATE

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I can guarantee a Wednesday & Friday blog post this week, after that maybe 2 – 5 more for the year?

Friday was quiet.  We were going to babysit our friends 4 year old, but Jolene wasn’t feeling well. We stayed up until 11:00 pm & cleared off most of the DVR, except the Christmas stuff I saved for my mother-in-law.

Saturday was full of Christmas shopping online.  Me looking over Kim’s shoulder on her computer.  After I made my veggie juice.  Ran a couple of small errands Saturday evening.

Sunday I’ll be baking some fish for the week & boiling/peeling eggs for the week.  Kim had a work gathering at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm doing crafts at a co – workers house.  I was watching TV & stayed home with Brewster.  Then we were getting ready for the week!

 

 

Well it’s finally done!  Myles Kennedy, the singer from Alter Bridge, is releasing his solo album, “Year of the Tiger” on March 9th 2018.  Between Alter Bridge & singing in Slash’s band, he finally has time to release his solo album.  This album has been in the works since 2009.  Slash is still doing his Guns n’ Roses thing.  Alter Bridge I assume are wrapping up their tour for their album “The Last Hero”

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-album-year-of-the-tiger-2018/

 

Oh, I hope this is true!!!!!

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/12/01/report_flynn_prepared_to_testify_trump_told_him_to_contact_russia.html

 

First year that no white male has been nominated for album of the year.

https://www.spin.com/2017/11/grammys-2018-album-of-the-year-no-white-men/

 

Unheard audio of Nirvana acoustic in 1991

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-unearthed-audio-from-nirvanas-1991-acoustic-gig-w513134

 

Blue Jays made a trade Friday night.  Goodbye Goins, I hope you figure out how to hit because you’re an incredible infielder!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/ryan-goins-aledmys-diaz-blue-jays-fortify-middle-infield/

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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EXERCISE TOTAL & A BIT OF REBUTTAL

A 4 day week for me.  150 triceps pushups (I was messing with the numbers this week), 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 400 pushups, & 160 back flexes.  Starting Monday, December 4th I’m going to take it down a bit until January 2nd.  Triceps, leg lifts, & pushups.  Crunches & back flexes will come back into the fold on January 2nd.

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” a greatest hits album, followed by “Prince” the album “1999”

 

When I was released from therapy, I felt a sense of entitlement, “Yay I beat cancer.  Look at me!!!!”  I didn’t realize it then, but I already got the greatest thing ever, a second chance at life & make it better.  Instead I acted terribly, even before I was released & all of my therapy session were done.  Luckily everyone stuck around despite my behavior, since they know that’s nowhere close to what I was like before cancer.  THANK YOU!!!!

In one of the more recent postings I said something like “Hope for the best.  Prepare for the worst.”  You can only do that in certain circumstances.  You can’t spend your entire life looking over your shoulder looking for something bad to happen.  Unless you know something bad is coming just enjoy what you have & look forward to whatever good the future has for you!

 

On Jimmy Kimmel, multiple celebrities sing an original holiday song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-bono-diddy-bryan-cranston-sing-were-going-to-hell-on-kimmel-w512802

 

Slash sold his house for $8,700,000 to a rap artist.

http://loudwire.com/slash-sells-beverly-hills-mansion-big-sean-8-7-million/

 

The grumpy old baseball analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays, Gregg Zaun, has been fired for inappropriate conduct towards female co-workers.  He had it coming.  If anyone told him he was wrong, he’d get angry & share his displeasure on air.  I never made it anywhere close to any type of professional team, maybe that’s why I disagreed with 99% of what he’d say?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/newsalert-greg-zaun-fired-sportsnet-235650945.html

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/sportsnet-terminates-zaun-allegations-inappropriate-behaviour/

 

Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé duet.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheeran-beyonce-duet-on-perfect-remix-w513013

 

Taylor Swift’s new album will be added to streaming services soon if you want it.  All I’ve heard is the single, & that was enough for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swifts-reputation-headed-to-streaming-services-w513014

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Paramore is actually selling cassettes online, odd.

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

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Read up on Kim’s boxing for charity, make a donation if you like?  https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb/Default.aspx?EventId=1211&LanguageId=1

 

I got up when Kim got in the shower to get ready for work on Friday.  7:00 am, checked Brewster’s bowls & got straight to exercising, came in here & posted my blog.  Had breakfast, showered, & messed around with an iTunes issue.  Early baseball game at 10:30 am.  I always record it just in case.  I was about an hour behind.  I record every game so that I can start late & fast forward through the commercials.  Blue Jays lost……………again.  The Saskatchewan Roughriders won by 1 point in Ottawa that night.  Kim’s parents drove into town late Friday afternoon.

Saturday, Kim, Sherry, & my mother-in-law were baking goodies for Kim’s bake sale.  I woke up late & watched the Blue Jays lose the 2nd last game of the season.  162 games in a season, one more on Sunday.  All of the broadcasters for Sportsnet say at the start of the season “It’s early…” & don’t know when to stop.  New rule!  After the first 2 games it’s not early anymore!  Half of all of the players in the MLB play winter ball in Mexico or some other warm location, then have spring training for a month & a ½, then the regular season starts, that’s a TON of baseball.  After 2 regular season games it’s NOT early!

 

I try so hard to avoid anything to do with Donnie J. Trump, but he’s EVERYWHERE & I’m in the middle of nowhere in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada!

Well Trump’s not happy, as usual.  He’s mad that NFL players are taking a knee during the national anthem.  He also says the game is ruined because people hit too hard.  He’s gonna feel worse if they change it to flag football, which is currently being discussed for the NFL & CFL.

Gosh, I wonder why they’re taking a knee?  I hear the crowd is doing that in some cities as well!  All of this being said I agree with the sports talk show I watch, mostly.  I know where the teams are from that I’m watching.  The anthem(s) could maybe just be played at the first home game for the teams & at the start & final game of the playoffs, I would think that should suffice?

I’ll admit that I’m racist.  Men with an orange complexion & a terrible looking blonde toupee are not to my liking.

If China wants anything Trump, he’s past due to move!

 

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

 

I’d never heard of them until their 3rd album “Songs for the Deaf”.  I got into them since Dave Grohl played drums on that album as well as their 6th album “…Like Clockwork”.  Dave Grohl even toured with them for a bit after the 3rd album.  This is the tune that made me a fan of QOTSA.

They now have recently released their 7th studio album, titled “Villains”.  An album that just makes you feel like dancing.  The album was produced by Mark Ronson, who gave you this tune….

So here are the first few songs from the album “Villains” by “Queens of the Stone Age…

Skip ahead to 1:40 & the song will begin after a long unnecessary intro.

Their previous album was very slow & full of piano/keyboard.  Also a really good album!  If you’re a fan of Foo Fighters or a fan of the stoner metal group “Kyuss” you’ve likely heard of them.

 

Metal is trendy?  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BECAUSE IT IS FLAT OUT STUPID!

“Who do you listen to?”  “What’s your 2nd or 1st favourite album of theirs?”  In the end it’s not that big of a deal to me.  Are you comfortable?  If you are, great.  I don’t think a metal shirt will make many new friends?  Maybe try a country music shirt?

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the album “Brand New Eyes”

I exercised to “Rush” that album where Geddy Lee sings super HIGH!!!  The album “Counterparts”

Each morning starts with filling Brewster’s dishes.  100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, 5 minutes of planking (rest periods not included), & 100 pushups.  Then I lay on the floor, roll over in complete exhaustion, trying to catch my breath & carry on with my day.

Tuesday I was tired & didn’t do all of my exercises.  No planking or back flexes, I just didn’t have it in me.

This week’s total is 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 500 pushups, 20 minutes of planking, 160 back flexes.

What inspired me to do all of this exercise?  I was doing some exercise, then I saw Kevin Hart on The Ellen Degeneres Show in 2014 or 2015.  Kevin Hart said he does 1000 crunches & 500 pushups every day.  That’s why I was doing 1500 crunches a day, then my back went wonky.  I was told to do 2 totally different things.  My chiropractor said I should just stop exercising & do the stretching he recommended.  I went to Kim’s massage therapist & she told me to dial my exercises back a bit but continue doing them.  I couldn’t move so I rested for 6 months, applying ice & heat to it.

Since I can’t do 1500 crunches or any squats for fear of wrecking my back, I’ve very slowly increased my pushups & added planking as Kayll recommended.

Before I exercise every day, I really am not looking forward to it.  I end up just staring at my exercise mat, & after 5 minutes, it’s time to get it over with & get to other stuff that needs to be done.  I don’t think I’ll be purchasing a gym membership.  I can do my stuff here, for free!  I save money that way, keep the membership money & stay at home to exercise.  I’d never go to the gym, because of a million excuses.  I might as well exercise here & save the cash.

 

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

 

NOTHING BUT THIEVES!!!!!!

Gotta say I love this band!  They’re not metal, or anywhere near hard rock.  They just released their 2nd album titled “Broken Machine”.  I got their first self-titled album & binge listened to it.  I imagine you’ll either love this band or won’t touch them with a 10 foot pole.  The singer sings most of the songs in his falsetto or head voice.

There’s the first 3 songs from their recent album!  Here’s a couple from their first album.

I really like this band, but that’s just me.  His voice might throw you off though.  This could be like an issue with “Rush” & Geddy Lee’s voice?

 

Why does anyone need a $1000 phone?  Does it make phone calls?  That’s all I need, you gotta flip phone for free or $15, I’ll take one of those!  Texting, no thanks.  Does anyone actually TALK to anyone anymore?

 

It’s science, Trump won’t believe it.  Much like climate change is science but he opted out on that anyways.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/boston-univ-study-gets-closer-to-identifying-cte-in-life-w505668

 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders play in Ottawa tonight, & the Toronto Blue Jays start their final 3 games of the season in N.Y.  Sunday, I’ll be on the couch watching the final game of a forgettable Jays season!

The one time face of MLB, José Bautista, will not be back in a Blue Jays uniform next year.  The CEO & general manager did not pick up his option year for $18,000,000 next year.  I don’t think anybody will pick him up for that much.  If he lowered his asking price to $3,000,000 maybe he’d get 1 year contract.
He’s not the José Bautista that will hit 40 home runs, he hasn’t hit 30 home runs this year or last year.  He’ll be 37 in a month, I think it’s time to retire.  Only pitchers stay in baseball that long if they can still pitch well.

 

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3 day weekend, can’t complain about that!

Kim went out for tea with a friend.  I slept in until around 10:30 am.  Had breakfast & watched www.youtube.com videos until we left in the afternoon to see “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, more action & foul mouthed hilarity than the first “Kingsman: The Secret Service” both are really funny!

 

Saturday was lazy.  Laundry & baking.  Kim was baking cookies for her bake sale for the Palliative Care & at risk youth.  She’ll be boxing for the charities in a couple of months.  I get to watch my wife get hit for $80 -$100 with all ticket sale money going to kids & she’s supposed to fundraise $5000 for palliative care.  Great charity, but nobody better hurt my Kimmy!

 

Sunday, I was at a home town Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Calgary Stampeders.  Then I watched what will likely be Jose Bautista’s final game in Toronto as a Toronto Blue Jay?  Saskatchewan Roughriders lost & got the only touchdown of the game.  The Stampeders’ kicker beat us 15 – 9.  Time to watch baseball & eat supper.

 

We stopped at Tim Horton for a drive thru breakfast & coffee.  Kim got a breakfast sand which.  There was a man with a cardboard sign that said “VERY POOR & VERY HUNGRY”.  Kim asked me if she should give him her sand which I said “Sure”.  I don’t think Kim was in possession of the sand which for more than 30 seconds.  He was very greatful.  Little things make a HUGE difference for others.

 

 

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

 

You’re reading this on a mobile device aren’t you?

I was born in 1980, so I guess I’m a midlennial?  I thought it meant you were born in 2000, 1982, or I also heard 1984?

I guess that’s why I have no cell phone & I use my computer 2-4 times a day, just to check Facebook & email for about 20 minutes a time.  It still feels like too much to me.  Everyone is always looking at their phone, that’s very annoying.  “I’m here what’s on your phone that’s so important right now, urgent or work?  Is it Joe Blow, I don’t know Joe Blow that’s why Joe’s not here.  Maybe put your phone away?”

“….now I know that there’s time & there’s a place where I can choose.  To walk the fine line between self-control & self-abuse……”

How often do you touch your phone?  Americans over 18 average 2 – 4 hours a day checking their phone.

https://hackernoon.com/how-much-time-do-people-spend-on-their-mobile-phones-in-2017-e5f90a0b10a6

 

OK, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold”.  It was released on September 15th, I’ve had over a week to digest it.  Initial reaction was “NNNNOOOOO!  So underwhelming!”  There was something bringing me back to it & now it’s an album that gets a daily listen.  The 3 singles that were released tell you that you’re getting a wide range of different stuff on this album.  I’m pretty sure this album would not sell Foo Fighters to a new fan or fan base.

There are 3 big name guests on this album each one on a different song.  The song “Make it Right” has Justin Timberlake singing background vocals “La”.  If you didn’t know it was him, you’d think Foo Fighters did it themselves.  The song “Sunday Rain”, written & sang by drummer Taylor Hawkins, features Paul McCartney on drums.  Again you can’t tell it was him.  The final song/title track features Shawn from “BoysIIMen”.  Background vocals of multiple takes to sound like a full choir.  Another guest you wouldn’t know about by listening to the album.

As for the production side of things, the producer they used had never done a “rock” song or album before.  He’s worked with many pop artists like “Sia” & “Adele”.

This album has far too much reverb/echo on it.  You listen to it & start to think, “Why does it sound as though they’re in a long tin hallway?” & “Why are there so many harmonies on this album?”  Just because you can hear a harmony doesn’t mean you need to sing it.

All of that said, that stuff isn’t on every song.  Stand out songs for me are “T-Shirt”, “Run”, “Make it Right”, “La Dee Da”, “Dirty Water”, “Arrows”, “Sunday Rain”, “The Line”.  8/11 songs I’d now rate it among the last of the really good albums by Foo Fighters.  5th or 4th of 9 studio albums.  Right now, I REALLY like this album!

I don’t like to listen to an album many times before I like it, I prefer to really like it on the first listen.  Although I didn’t like it at first, there was something that made me go back to it many times.

Another take on the new Foo Fighters album.

SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULDN’T DO ALBUM REVIEWS THAT WAS MUCH LONGER THAN I HAD THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!????!!!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Friday evening.  Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the game & have supper as well.  No touchdown shooters here, but possibly at my parents place?  They had some friends over to watch the football game too.  Ugly win, Riders tried to lose the game but ran out of time.  A win is still a win so at least the Riders had that going for them.

The Toronto Blue Jays won too.  A win doesn’t really matter for them at this point.  They’re pretty much auditioning younger players for next year, & they’re playing to stir the pot & affect the playoff teams that aren’t guaranteed a spot yet.

I’m anxious for next season of Blue Jay baseball!  These younger players look good, most of them.  The Blue Jays are actually winning games, not at a high rate, but it seems like they’re winning more often.  It’s at least entertaining to watch a game & know they have a chance of coming out with a win.

Say goodbye to José Bautista.  He’s no longer José Bautista who will hit 40+ home runs.  Last year he was injured & hit 20+ home runs.  This year he hasn’t been injured but his offensive numbers are very much the same if not less.  He has an option on his contract for $18,000,000 next year that both he & the Blue Jays have to agree on.  I don’t think anyone will pay him that much.  He’s about my age aka he is not far from retirement in the MLB.

 

Saturday, we sat around the house just feeling lazy.  Kim did some laundry & our friends from out of town popped by with coffee & cookies from Tim Horton’s.  Very lazy day for us.

Sunday’s are always get ready for the week, make a pitcher of juice, hard boil eggs, finish up the laundry, grocery shopping & this week get refills on the 5 medications I take, all of them at night & 3 or 4 of them first thing in the morning.

 

 

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

 

Stephen Colbert makes surprise appearance on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-visit-james-cordens-late-late-show-w503358

 

U2 on Jimmy Fallon “Bullet the Blue Sky”

 

I need to listen to the “Divide” album by Ed Sheeran more.  It kinda “Fell Through the Cracks”

And there’s a song to break your nose to.  When you’re 19, in a mosh pit, & instantly covered in blood.  Lie to the First Aid guy so you can hear the end of the song & stay out of a mosh pit for the rest of your life!

 

I guess there’s a new Fall Out Boy album up for preorder at the moment with 3 songs on for preorder.  Full release January 19, 2018.  I’ll check it out on the release day.

 

Ozzy, you’re getting old.  Everybody has to retire at some point.

 

I’ve listened to it more & each time I listen to it, it seems to sound WAY better than the last time!  It’s good enough for me to throw it into my regular rotation.  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan though, this could be a biased opinion though.  My initial reaction, terrible album.  Now it’s not too shabby, they have made a few better albums though.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-album-review/

This album seems to get better to me with each listen.  Don’t buy the hype by Dave Grohl in this “making off” clip.  This album does not sound huge to me.  I still blame the producer for the poor reaction to this album.  No it’s not like Metallica’s “St. Anger”.

 

What I listen to depends on my mood for the most part.  Metal music tends to calm me.  Hard rock makes me quite energetic.  If I want to relax Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or Simon & Garfunkel it is!

 

Jack Johnson recently released an album, great album to listen to for chilling out!

 

“And I think to myself, Trump has divided the world”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-cancels-st-louis-concert-over-safety-concerns-w503597

 

Nothing but Thieves aren’t for everybody but both of their albums are REALLY good!  My favourite album of the year is a tight race between ‘Paramore’s’ “After Laughter” & ‘Nothing but Thieves’ “Broken Machine”

 

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Chris

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