WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/SIMON & GARFUNKEL

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I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”

I exercised to “Econoline Crush” the album “The Devil You Know”

 

Weekly exercise total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 300 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 190 back flexes.  All of that in a 4 day week.

Next week will be a normal 5 day week.  Regular Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday post.

 

Tuesday.  Some days my stupidity is at 11/10.  “Hey, I just had 4 days off!  Let’s do all of the exercise at the goal limit” idiot.  I’m very tired this Tuesday morning after everything.

More of my T-Shirts are fitting with all of this exercise during the week.  I don’t know why, but I’ve felt tired all week.  Before my exercise & after my exercise.  Even did something different one day as a plumber was checking the en suite showers on the 2nd & 3rd floors.  I had breakfast & tended to the dishwasher first & then did my exercise.  They came to our suite first I believe.  I just didn’t want to be on the floor exercising when they came.

All of this exercise & eating healthy has made a difference but you can’t really see a difference in my muscles.  I’ve lost weight but even Kim says there’s very little definition shows in my muscles.  I’d have to agree with that.

It seems the older I get, the more bumps, cuts, & scabs I get.  “When did I do that?”  The answer never shows up & I just carry on as usual.

 

SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Stop laughing.  Summer of 1997 I bought a 3 disc box set of theirs.  We were living at my Grandparents place while dad & friends were rebuilding everything in our basement at home.

I bought the box set & listened to it constantly at a low volume in “my” temporary room as I fell asleep.  I can’t remember who mentioned them to me?  Might have been our choir conductor?  This was my last year of baseball.  I was playing on 2 teams & blew out my arm, making multiple throws from 3B to 1B (roughly 127 feet).

The Chamber Choir went to Newfoundland that summer for the exact same dates that my city league team was scheduled to play a tournament in Montana.  I already knew about the Newfoundland trip & told my coach at the first practice about the Newfoundland trip when he told us about the tournament.  He instantly got mad & had a temper tantrum.  “CANCEL IT NOW” he yelled at me.  I told him I couldn’t & that I had been fundraising & wouldn’t back out of this commitment I already had.  The baseball season went on.  I’d check the lineup & every day it was me, playing third base, & batting 9th, I was a terrible hitter.  The team went to Montana & I went to Newfoundland.  The first game back from the tournament I was benched!  The nastiest player on the team took over third base.  So I quit right there after the game & a HUGE argument with my head coach.  We didn’t see eye to eye on his decision to bench me or my decision to go with the choir.  I went back to my Grandparents house & relaxed to “Simon & Garfunkel”…..

Anybody watching “Riverdale”?  Archie comic characters, made into a murder mystery live action TV show.  Kim & I are hooked on this show.  Betty’s last name is Cooper, guess what her mother’s first name is?  Alice!  I just laugh & go “Look it’s Alice Cooper Hahahahahahahaha!”

It’s a Netflix original, but it’s on the CW channel before it’s available on Netflix.

Look at that!  “Theory of a Deadman” can do something completely different than “Nickelback”, & do it well.  A cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.  If he’s not making music Chris Isaak should make a comeback.  Not the comeback below though.

http://loudwire.com/theory-of-a-deadman-chris-isaak-wicked-game-video/

In Flames cover of “Wicked Game”

Not this “Comeback”

 

Get off of your high horse!  Some stuff on www.youtube.com should be censored & it is.  It’s SO important that a shooting at their office is needed?  REALLY?

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/youtube-shooter-what-we-know-w518707

Well that’s as dumb as __________________!  Look at that I censored myself.

 

It’s happened before, it will happen again!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/music-copyright-after-blurred-lines-experts-speak-out-w518206

Terrible video too.  More than a little sexist…………….BY FAR.

Clean version.  Other version contained a parade of naked women.

 

Robert Plant on Greta Van Fleet

 

I was doing my exercise yesterday to Billy Joel.  Took me back to last year or the year before 3 or 4 of us driving to Saskatoon to see “Trivium” singing Billy Joel on the way there!  It also reminded me of this from earlier this week…

 

Could anyone shed some light on TONS of people having an issue with “Justice League”?  I watched it for the 2nd time this week & I still like it.  Maybe the next movie (Aquaman from what I hear) will be written & directed by Marvel studios?  Is it that bad, or are people just looking for something to complain about”?  This ruined the movie for them?  I’ve never seen it!

 

Tremonti “A Dying Machine” is out for preorder today & you get this song from it.  Full album will be released June 8th.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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WEEKEND UPDATE/GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”

So far this year I’m 4/5 out of the albums purchased!  “Corrosion of Conformity” was very forgettable, very fast.  Somethings still a bit wonky with iTunes, so no more preorders from me.  See if that finally fixes things?

Thursday evening I watched the Toronto Blue Jays home/season opener with another Chris.  The other Chris & Trevor couldn’t make it.  Good thing after watching the Blue Jays pickup right where they left off last year with a 6-1 losing effort.

$20,000,000 short-stop will be on the 60 day disabled list, he hasn’t played since July 7th.  Also the $23,000,000 third baseman can’t throw to first base.  He can hit, I don’t see him playing 3B until sometime next week.  Time to see all of that depth they acquired in the offseason!

Slept in on Friday, Kim was up early to pick up Hannah & go shopping with her.  I was folding laundry when they came home the 3 of us had a picnic inside.  Yogurt, apple slices, Panini split 3 ways, a 1/6 of a cookie each, & a little candy that Hannah brought for us all.  Hannah says we can save the other half of the cookie later.

Saturday was a busy day for us.  Lunch with Corey, Jolene, Hannah, & extended family from out of town.  HUGE Easter meal, ham, potato salad, 2 broccoli salads, perogies, cabbage rolls, peas, bread, cookies, & 2 pies, apple & cherry.

We were home by 5:50 or so.  Mitch & Rachel came by for BBQ steak, broccoli salad, & garlic bread.  Sat around & visited for a while.  Kim went to bed & I stayed up to watch the Blue Jays win in grand fashion.

3 stolen bases by 1 player in the 8th inning to make it 5 – 3 for the Jays.  That hasn’t happened since 1947 or 1941, I can’t remember what they said.  Nobody has stolen home plate for the Blue Jays since 2007.

I watched it late Saturday night, Kim & Brewster were in bed.  I was so happy & couldn’t make a sound.  The Blue Jays won the game 5 – 3.  That made their record 1W – 2L.  New York has 5 very capable homerun hitters.  6’7” Aaron Judge hit 52 HR while winning rookie of the year, Stanton was in Miami & hit 59 HR.  Then there’s Sanchez, Gregorious, & currently injured 1B Jeff Bird who all 3 collectively likely made another 110 HR.  They’re just scary to watch.

This is how they won the 4th game.

After 4 games (12 hours) of baseball against the N.Y. Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays are 2W – 2L.  That’s all I expected of them.  Better than last year but they won’t make it to the World Series.  All of that being said 4 games is a very small sample for a 162 game season.  Last year they got off to a 2W-12L start.

Kim & I watched “Star Wars: Episode 8 The Last Jedi” on blu-ray Sunday night.  I’m glad I saw it in the theater!  Our blu-ray was skipping, freezing & the audio dropped out a bit during the last 15 minutes of the movie.  We’ll exchange it pretty quick.  I just took it out of the package to watch it last night.  I’m the one that will watch a movie more than a few times.  I’m pretty sure I watched “Deadpool” at least 15 times or so?

 

GRETA VAN FLEET & LED ZEPPELIN

I slowly got into Led Zeppelin in 1998 & 1999.  I had a 3 disc box set only at the time.  When Corey started SIAST (Saskatchewan Institute of Arts & Science Technology) in December of 2001(?) he was really big on Led Zeppelin then.  I started buying their CDs.  I only have a few, but most of them came from Corey’s CDs.  I learned some simple songs on guitar, but there aren’t many easy songs to play.

What does “Greta Van Fleet” have to do with this?  Close your eyes & just listen, you’d swear it is Led Zeppelin.  They’re quite young actually ranging from 18-21 years of age.

Here some of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs followed by 2 or 3 Greta Van Fleet songs…

Here are 3 songs from Greta Van Fleet’s 2nd, 8 song album “From the Fires”.

I can’t blame the singer for sounding like a carbon copy of Robert Plant.  The bassist & drummer aren’t anywhere near the talent of John Paul Jones & John Bonham.  The guitarist I’d say is trying to sound like the 2nd coming of Jimmy Page.  They’re good at what they do, but Led Zeppelin did this first.

 

I don’t blame him at all.  Jonny Depp states that actors should not become musicians.  Then you see all of this news that he’s now playing guitar in “Hollywood Vampires” with Joe Perry of Aerosmith.  I was all like “WHAAAAA…..?”

http://loudwire.com/robert-deleo-bows-out-hollywood-vampires-touring-failure-light-the-torch-more/

 

10 must see movies of April 2018

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/10-best-movies-to-see-in-april-avengers-infinity-war-w518464

 

20 things you might not know about Nirvana’s album “Nevermind”

http://loudwire.com/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-nirvana-nevermind/

 

10 best “Alice in Chains” riffs according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/top-jerry-cantrell-alice-in-chains-riffs/

My favourite Alice in Chains SONG not RIFF.

 

Pretty sure I won’t be seeing this sequel.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/03/bill-ted-sequel-is-closer-than-ever/

 

2nd song on the Tremonti album out in June

 

“I don’t like real instruments in my music”, WHAT!?!?  Are you listening to a trash compactor?

 

11 best stoner rock & metal albums according to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/

I do like this Kyuss album in the list!

 

Myles Kennedy plays wikipedia fact or fiction.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-plays-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

10 inspirational metal songs for your darkest days.  There was a study that showed metal music as a calming agent when in a rough patch looking clarification or dealing with a stressful time?  I’m guessing everyone gets comfort from different places?

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

http://loudwire.com/10-inspirational-metal-songs/

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALBUM RELEASE DATES

OH HAPPY DAY, BASEBALL OPENING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Clayman”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “S & M”

4 day week I’ll remind you.  Kim has Monday off, so I will too.  You’ll get a blog post on Monday not Sunday, & likely Friday & again no Wednesday post.

Exercise weekly total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 270 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 160 back flexes.  Remember that I have the time to do that, you likely have a job that pays you &/or kids to look after.  I’m here pretty much every day.

I don’t increase to an insane amount when I increase the numbers of something.  Wednesday & Thursday were 75 squats instead of 60.  I was doing 3 sets of 20.  I increased each set to 25.  Nothing TREMENDOUS, just 5 more to each set.  Everything started at 10 or some at 20.  Heck I was doing pushups from my knees.  I’d set my knees back further when I hit 50, I had to figure out how to do 20 (2 sets of 10) from my feet.  They might seem like big numbers, but remember that they all started quite low & were built up over time.

Quite a few people tell Kim & I, that we’ve been through enough in those 4.5 years to last 30 years.  It might seem like a lot, but if you’re with the right person, it flies by, of course Kim’s the right person.

Last weekend was rather frustrating.  If something could go wrong (technology) wise, it did.  A lot of software/app issues.  Could be me, a user problem?  I don’t doubt that possibility at all.  I think it came together late Sunday night though.

 

I like Devin Townsend, I can’t get into “Strapping Young Lad” that he was a part of.  “Devin Townsend Project” is really good, they could be a gateway band into metal I would think?

http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-100-songs-different-forms-styles-talented-artists/

 

What has been announced with a release date.

Pentatonix “Top Pop Vol.1” April 13th

A Perfect Circle “Eat the Elephant” April 20th

(Lamb of God) Burn the Priest – Burn the Priest      May 18th

Tremonti album release June 8th

This is the stuff I’m looking forward to!  ^^^^^^

 

Garbage are releasing a 20th anniversary reissue of their album “Vol. 2.0”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/garbage-prep-20th-anniversary-reissue-of-version-20-w518476

In the background is Butch Vig with the shoulder length hair, mustache, & sun glasses.  He’s the producer of Nirvana’s 1991 “Nevermind” & producer for Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light” & “Sonic Highways” & many other albums.

 

What does this all mean for “Linkin Park”?

http://loudwire.com/mike-shinoda-crossing-a-line-video/

 

10 best Iron Maiden songs by www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/best-iron-maiden-songs/

 

YAY, Blue Jays baseball starts!  Game 1 of 162!  I watch as many games as possible.  If I can’t OK, Blue Jays in 00:30 it is.  I’m a hard core baseball/Blue Jays NERD, 162 games fly by for me.  I don’t know every players’ stats but I can’t get enough of the game.  3 hours a day, maybe less.  They’ve introduced new rules to help speed up things a bit.  Kind of breaks my heart but I understand that they’re trying to attract a bigger audience to the game.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/BARENAKED LADIES

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I fell asleep to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

Friday I was busy doing not much that I remember?  We watched TV until we called it a day & went to bed.

Kim was getting a pedicure with some friends.  Timothy Wong was in town & came over to visit around 11:00 am for a bit.  Nice visit with him, I miss that guy, we’ve been very good friends since “grade 9”.

We went to my parents’ place for supper & a game of “Yahtzee” with my cousin, her boyfriend, & Rachel (Mitch’s girlfriend).  I don’t think I’ve seen my parents since my birthday at the end of January.  Mitch was at home doing some mixing or recording some music.  He’s pretty busy with that at the moment.  He’s the really smart one with that.  He took 3 cassettes from me & converted them to iTunes files, well 2/3 worked.

Today is our day of getting ready for the week ahead & watching the over rated Oscars.  It’s usually a bunch of artsy fartsy movies that win, I much more into the R rated comedies that are never nominated.

 

Tim & I were chatting about the push for a 20 class reunion.  There are people who want to have one & some are willing to organize or at least help organize it.  I’ve pretty much decided that I’m not a proponent of a 20 year reunion.  Tim organized the 10 year reunion which I decided I wasn’t going to it but I had a good excuse.  I had brain cancer.  Worst excuse EVER!  If I get brain cancer again this year & there’s a reunion, then we know what caused my brain cancer in 2008.  Hahahahahahahahaha!

 

 

BARENAKED LADIES

My uncle Kent lent the little yellow cassette to us.  He was in Ontario & Barenaked Ladies were selling the cassette out of the back of their vehicle after a show.  I listened to it on a Walkman!  Barenaked Ladies were my first concert in 1992.  I was 12 & my brother was 5.  Our immediate family went, all 4 of us.  A band from Regina, Saskatchewan opened the show, The Waltons.  Barenaked Ladies raved about how delicious Houston Pizza was during the show.  Their first full length album “Gordon” was released that year, & I loved it & still do.  I haven’t missed a Barenaked Ladies show in Regina since.  Just saw them in November, on tour for their album “Fake Nudes”!

Here’s more recent stuff!

Nothing like having the drummer sing a guitar solo!

 

New Tremonti album to be released in June!!!!!

 

Are they paying royalties to “Thin Lizzy”?

http://loudwire.com/are-metallica-working-on-new-branded-whiskey/

 

Drummer, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, has stated that there will be no reissue or remix of the album “…And Justice for All”, you know what that means?  Wait & within 5 years there will be a “…And Justice for All” remastered version out!

I’m starting to enjoy some Metallica honestly, but Lars has contradicted almost everything he’s said publically, sometimes even the next day”

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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WEIRD WEEKEND UPDATE

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So it’s February 4th today.  On Sunday, February 3rd, 2008, I experienced the shortest & most painful headache while I was shoveling snow in our backyard.  Weird thing was that it was very brief & in the back bottom portion of my head.  Kim saw me sitting down on our back step holding my head wincing in pain.  She told me to stop shoveling & come inside.  The pain past very soon.  We thought nothing of it & I went to work on Monday, we carpooled since her office was on my way.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  We carpooled again as usual.  I think I was on my 2nd docket of the day.  2 of my co-workers told me I looked very pale.  Odd since I felt fine, until 30 seconds later.  I laid down on the cat-walk of the printing press.  Called one of my co-workers & asked him to call 911 for me.  I was in the back of an ambulance in very few minutes.  The last thing I remember is Kim getting into the back of the ambulance with me (her boss drove her over since I had the car).  The last thing I remember before I was in a coma for 4 or 5 weeks, was telling Kim in the back of the ambulance was “It will be OK sweetie” & thank goodness it was.

Here I am 10 years later, I’m in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  My speech isn’t great, & my left hand shakes.  All things considered it sure beats the worst case scenario!

In those 10 years, my family has lost far too many people to cancer.  My “Aunt”, Aunt, Grandfather, family friend, another Aunt’s sister & a handful of others who survived.  My mother especially has had a very rough time.  Her only sister, her father, & 3 good friends.  I’m pretty sure my Grandfather was the only one over 70 when he died at the age of 84, one week before his 85th birthday.  I guess he told mom he’d never live to be 85.

 

One set of aunt & uncle from Alberta were here helping my grandparents pack & move to a new condo suite.  They’re moving to a different suite in the same building, but now meals will be made for them, instead of them making their own meals.  My grandmother has had a rough time lately but she’s keeping her spirit up.  Grandpa is tired quite a bit but that’s pretty much par for the course for any male Fraser.  We’ve all had a turn zonking out on the living room floor after a large meal in the dining room of their house, COMFY floor!  Pillow from the sofa, big plush carpet, & drooling out the side of your mouth within 5 minutes!  Grandpa, dad, me, my brother & probably my cousins too.

Had a great visit with my uncle.  I assume my aunt didn’t bring perogies for me & was likely “busy” or doesn’t love me anymore?  Hurts me a bit…….on the inside……..my “feels” Hahahahahahahaha!

 

Great but are they all worth recording & releasing?  Quality over quantity.

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-26-songs-various-states-completion-production-insanity/

 

I saw that “Pink” is touring across Canada, I’d go, but the money tree is bare & I’ve scraped off the bark for 3 maybe 4 concerts this year.  The 4th one doesn’t have a date yet but the group has said they will be in Regina.  If it wasn’t in Saskatchewan, I wouldn’t even think of going!

 

I believe Mark Tremonti has said he’s holding a listening party for his 4th album in May?  The album’s not even fully recorded.  Only 13 drum tracks are done!

 

Western Canada does not have any large festivals, I believe there’s at least one in Ontario.

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/

 

I guess I should have watched the entire “Grammy Awards”.  Bruno Mars won album & record of the year.  Why are those 2 different awards?  I’m a HUGE Bruno Mars fan!  I had to choose between seeing “Queen” or “Bruno Mars” one year.  I had to go with “Queen”, I’ll likely never get the opportunity to see them live again.  Bruno Mars has set himself up for what I hope will be a long career.

 

Rockers bringing kids on stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-heartwarming-times-rock-stars-invited-kids-onstage/

 

These are the groups www.loudwire.com thinks should play at the “Super Bowl”

http://loudwire.com/bands-play-super-bowl-halftime-show/

Here’s why I respectfully disagree.  Great choices for a rock/metal fan.  You need a big name act to play the “Super Bowl”!  If you put a band like “Gwar” on the stage 80-90% of people watching will say “Who?”  Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, or KISS, maybe.  Out of the 3, I’d go with Pearl Jam or their HUGE catalogue of very diverse songs, & the bands popularity.

Even them I would question playing at the Super Bowl.  The NFL should have a pop act or country act.  What do most people enjoy listening to?

You can’t please everyone all of the time, so the NFL is doing something right.  A pop or country group should please most people watching the Super Bowl & everyone knows the name Justin Timberlake!

 

I thought “collusion” was only a word used in the White House?  Apparently the slow off-season in baseball can now include the word “collusion”.  Very few, like 2 or 3 teams are doing anything yet team work outs are set for February 21st,  pitchers & catchers start work outs earlier on February 14th.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/collusion-bizarre-mlb-off-season-cant-explained-easily/

 

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Chris

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UNDERWHELMING WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Kelly Clarkson” the album “Meaning of Life”

Exercise total for the week, 200 crunches, 300 push ups, & 100 squats.  2 days of 3 exercise.  BOOOOOOO!

As far as exercise this week, I’ve been feeling quite lazy.  Monday I only did 3 of 6 exercises, Tuesday I did nothing, & Wednesday was the same as Monday.  Just lazy & tired?

OK, I’m out for the week, congested, dry mouth, & a cough.  For me this usually means catch you next week.  I woke up Thursday this way, so I know what’s coming.  I felt a bit better during the day, after taking some Dayquil, but it’s worn off, Nyquil here I come, you too Vicks!

What a waste of a week.  I’d much rather have had the energy to do my all of my exercises.  Other than a disc bulging in my spine early last year, I don’t think I’ve been sick as much as I was before cancer?

I was sick VERY often while working & even fairly frequently in school as well.  Not cool at all.  There was a day that I was so sick I almost called Kim to come home.  My fever was so bad that I had trouble walking.

If you want to find me today, I’ll be on the couch blowing my nose, on Dayquil.

 

Well that makes 2 album releases in March (for me) now.

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger (March 9th)

Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots (2018) release March 16th

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stone-temple-pilots-preview-new-lp-with-roll-me-under-w516053

 

I like most of his solo stuff, but I prefer his work in “Alter Bridge”.  Here comes solo album number 4.

 

I completely agree with this!  Streaming sites & even iTunes have made music VERY disposable I believe.  On the plus side any type of “Social media” & cheap music has me purchasing more albums & new artists.  There are pros & cons to both.  Now I don’t buy all of the new albums.  I know what I’ll purchase & what I don’t need to purchase!

 

Read all about “Suits” moving on with the end of season 7 into season 8!

http://www.usanetwork.com/suits/blog/katherine-heigl-joins-suits-as-series-regular-in-season-8

It’s on Netflix or Bravo on Access Communications in Saskatchewan.

 

What I don’t/will likely not understand but acknowledge is that so many people hated “Batman vs. Superman” yet it was the #1 movie in the world for 2 weeks.  A lot of people are the same way with “Nickelback” yet they have over 18,000,000 fans just on Facebook?  Why waste your time hating a band?  Just don’t listen to them, works for me?!  I liked this song INITIALLY.

I couldn’t care less if you like or don’t like this band or this movie.  Everybody’s opinion is valid.  Just don’t waste your time or energy on hating art?

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

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

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris