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

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Friday August 25th we went to my parents’ house.  Mom’s birthday, we ordered Chinese food & watched the Roughriders vs. the Eskimos in Edmonton on dad’s 92” HD projector in the basement.  Yes, I fell in the kitchen getting out of my wheelchair.  Not the first time & likely not the last time that I’ll fall.  I’m fine, no big deal, so far, it happens.

Saturday August 26, Kim had a work BBQ to attend, I stayed behind to watch Brewster.  We watched “Deadpool” for the 14th time, & I’m not exaggerating that number.

Sunday was a lot of cleaning & laundry going on here.

Monday August 28, had some friends from out of town over.  Some in Regina for Guns n’ Roses, some who were just here for the summer break for university.

Tuesday night I was off to a metal show.  Saw ‘The Agonist’ from Montreal, Quebec.  Female fronted band with 5 albums to their name.  Not very many people there since it was a Tuesday.  Thanks to my younger but bigger brother for taking me.

 

Wednesday we went to have coffee & lunch with my mom.  They also had a few of my movies they were done with.

 

Thursday I slept in, like really slept in.  By the time I had showered & got dressed it was just after 11:00 am.  Mostly a free day here.  Hello couch!  I was flipping around the channels & saw that “Much Retro” was on, saw these two fossil fuel 1980s hits & changed the channel.  Too much retro, too retro.

 

Friday we went out for lunch & went to the mall, (I needed new undies, and no I did not poop in any of my retired undies).  Looked at some other stores.  Long time since I had been in an album store!  Tons of vinyl & ridiculously cheap CDs.  If I knew how to transfer vinyl to digital for my iPod & had room/money for a vinyl collection, I’d seriously consider buying vinyl albums.  The day ended doing a few things around the house, then to the couch.  Watched a bit of stuff on our DVR and flipped to the Blue Jays game, which I thought would be a blow out in favour of Baltimore.  Only 1 run in 13 innings for Baltimore who won the game 1-0.  The Blue Jays aren’t mathematically out of a playoff spot, but anyone watching the games or even score board watching knows they’re out of it.  Unless they win the final 27 games of the season (from September 2nd on) & rely on other teams to lose 10 games or more.

 

Saturday afternoon we went to Sherry & James’.  Our friend Gerry was in town.  He lives in Saskatoon & worked in the same office as Sherry.  He’s originally from Labrador & yes, he has the Newfoundland accent.

 

Sunday was the Labour Day classic in Regina.  Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Next week the Roughriders are Winnipeg for the “Banjo Bowl”.  Riders won the Labour Day classic, & I think they have a good shot at winning the banjo bowl as well.  Nolan had a great way of looking at it.  The Riders have been winning the last 3 games by a large margin, Winnipeg has been winning by a few points.  We’ll see what happens I guess.

 

I have a very strange sunburn from the game.  Left arm, left side of each leg, & a V-neck burn from my jersey, mostly on the left side of my neck.  Why is this an odd burn?  The sun was right in front of us, & I had 2 people to my left.

 

Here it is, Labour Day Monday.  Kim’s doing laundry, I’ll be making a juice for the week, etc.  Like the end of most weekends, we’re just getting ready for the 4 day week ahead.

 

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Since the Guns n’ Roses show was here on Sunday, August 27th, I highly recommend “Diemonds” to any & all GNR fans.  I’m not a GNR fan & even I like “Diemonds”

 

As of Tuesday, I’ve listened to Queens of the Stone Age too many times (20) since late Thursday night!

Go to 1:30 and the song should start in a few seconds.  All you’re missing is a long opening of echoes & reverb

 

Long article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge & his solo project Tremonti

https://allthatshreds.com/mark-tremonti-discusses-alter-bridges-new-cd-live-o2-new-tremonti-album-due-next-summer/

 

I never shared any videos since they were all silent videos at the time.  Prince didn’t want to have his music free on the internet.  I don’t listen to him all of the time, but I’ll listen to him 4 or 5 times a year.

 

I’m still listening to Queens of the Stone Age, just not as much.

 

New Foo Fighters September 15th.  9 minute interview with the band.

 

Green Day albums ranked.  I’ll take “Dookie”, “Nimrod”, “Kerplunk”, “Insomniac”, & “Warning” in no particular order.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” his “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

 

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, planking, yoga, & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, planking, & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

On Thursday the planking & yoga did not happen.  I wasn’t able to have a nap on Wednesday when I woke up at 4:00 am tossed & turned until 5:00 am then got up.  I was over tired.  I slept in on Thursday, woke up & stayed in bed until 10:00 am.  I was very tired still & just said no to the planking & yoga.

As much as I don’t consider myself as physically handicapped, I’m reminded that I am physically handicapped every day.  “Wait, I have to get into my wheelchair to do anything” is my first thought every day.  I’m lucky though.  I can stand as long as I can hold onto something & put away dishes in the upper cupboards, I can go to the washroom as long as there is a handicap stall, my voice is getting better, it’s not great but it has definitely improved.  I do practice my guitar once a day for about ½ an hour.  I’ll likely never drive again, no biggie!  I don’t want cancer to define me even though it will be a part of my life, likely, until I die many years down the road.

The best part about having had cancer is that I don’t fear death like I used to.  I don’t welcome it, but I don’t fear it.  Now I’m “Satisfied” with my exercise, for a bit anyways.

 

Thursday evening at the moment.  To say I’m in a bad mood would be a HUGE understatement.  We lived in our first house built in 1955, new mid-efficiency furnace.  The pilot light went out once.  We moved to this condo on December 18th 2013.  Brand new place, we were one of the first 6 suites to move in.  The hallway is always cold!  Our suite is another story, we’re calling, again, for the A/C to be fixed.  It was +35 Celcius today, it’s 7:10 pm & it’s +26 degrees Celcius in here.  This will be the 7th time we’ve had to call about the A/C for our suite.  If you’re cold in the winter, come on over it’s probably beach weather here.

(+26 Celcius = 78.8 Fahrenheit, +35 Celcius = 96 Fahrenheit)

I can’t turn on the A/C in the winter & I’m not allowed to put tinfoil on the windows.  It has to be +15 Celcius outside for me to turn on the A/C. When it’s almost +30 Celcius inside, I don’t care what the temperature is outside.  Yes, we face south and get the sun all day every day.  I loathe the heat.  Why am I sweating at this time of day sitting on the couch watching TV?  This is likely the 7th time we’ve called in 4 years.  That’s likely an under estimated guess.

Well look at that, Kim woke me up before she left for work & had the A/C on.  The plumber came to look at it anyways & will come back next week to check on it.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.

 

Let me get this straight, & I’m not defending Kathy Griffin in any way.  She posts a photo of Donald Trump’s severed head & we all know it’s fake.  Trump says “She should be ashamed”, true, that was in very poor taste.  HBO airs a TV series, Game of Thrones, full of rape & multiple severed heads of kings.  Sure HBO tells you it’s full of R-Rated stuff, so they’re OK.  Did any political debate have a warning if Trump was involved in the debates last year?  I didn’t watch them all, but the ones I watched had no warnings?  Would anybody want to have their kid looking up to the current president as an idol?  For me they’re both wrong for what they’ve done.  It’s out there now.

I’m assuming the link below will not work by the time I post this.  All I can say about the situation is, Trump blurted things out on the campaign debates.  Kathy Griffin had time to think about what she was doing, it was pre-meditated.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/kathy-griffin-apologizes-for-graphic-anti-trump-photo-shoot-w485108

 

I hear racism is very common in sports between fans & athletes still.  WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/lebron-james-home-hit-with-racist-graffiti-w485083

 

18 years ago on May 31st In Flames released the album ‘Colony’!  I didn’t get into them until I saw them live in Saskatoon 11 years ago, yes I’ve got all of their albums & DVDs now.

 

Members of ‘Sevendust’, ‘Alter Bridge’, & ‘Tremonti’ gather to create the band ‘Projected’.  I guess they have some albums out on iTunes one from 2011 & 2012, as well as a single from 2011 & 2014.

 

Don’t most people of my generation miss Chris Cornell?  My favourite album from them is easily “Badmotorfinger”.  Thanks Corey McDonald!

 

‘Tool’ play “Eulogy” live for the first time in 16 years.  Is that when the last album was released?………………………………………………………………………..OH, that was in 2006.

http://loudwire.com/tool-perform-eulogy-first-time-16-years-maynard-james-keenan-message-to-snowflakes/

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

 

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!  NEW FOO FIGHTERS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Video directed by Dave Grohl

 

Every born child deserves a chance to live a full life!!!!!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/3v3o5ew

 

Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam bassist, can say this since Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam singer & songwriter, is from California!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-jeff-ament-chris-cornell-greatest-songwriter-seattle/

 

The Blue Jays were thinking about trying to get this guy in the offseason.  Like the Baltimore Orioles fans don’t want/like José Bautista, I don’t want/like Bryce Harper & to get him would cost WAY TOO MUCH!  Like $30,000,000 a year too much!

Revenge for something that happened 2.5 years ago!  Good grief!  GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!! 

 

It’s a very short description behind each song on this Beatles album known as Sgt. Pepper’s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-the-story-behind-every-song-w485196

 

Long article with the director of “Wonder Woman”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/wonder-woman-director-we-need-a-new-kind-of-hero-w485183

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/ex42pgCD-necgKPaX

 

New song from the upcoming Stone Sour album out on June 30th

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STUPID NERVE……………….STILL?!?!

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I fell asleep to “Halestorm” their 3 Eps of cover songs 6 songs on each EP.

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Being at home while doing nothing but stretching, being limited as to what you can do with a pinched nerve is OK for about a few days or a week, but 2 months is WAY too long.  I’m bored though, I would like to do something productive & when I try to do something I go “Rrrrrrrrrright, that’s why I can’t do this!”  I don’t remember what it was like out of my rehabilitation center, but I don’t think it was this awkward?  I’ve been sitting around doing just about nothing for around 2 months other than very light exercise & stretching.  We’ve got my referral to a physio therapist, were just waiting for them to call when they have an opening.  I’m OK until I stand, then after about 5 seconds of standing everything tightens up.  My foot starts to tingle, the back of my knee gets sore, my calf gets very sore, & my butt cheek gets incredibly sore.

The good thing that has happened is that I’m pretty sure I survived the holidays without packing on the pounds!  More & more of my shirts are fitting me!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

25 years ago on January 17th Green Day released the album “Kerplunk”, the predecessor to “Dookie”

 

I guess ‘Audioslave’ are reuniting for one show.

http://loudwire.com/audioslave-reunite-prophets-of-rage-friends-anti-inaugural-ball/

 

It’s Jonathan Davis’ 48th birthday today.  The singer from Korn.  I can’t tell you much about Korn I was never really into them.  They were HUGE in the late ‘90s & early 2000s though.

http://loudwire.com/korn-albums-ranked/

 

“Dust” by Tremonti was the 3rd studio album.  Many people call it the best of the 3 albums.  I’d have to disagree with the “All I Was” or “Cauterize” albums were my personal favourites.  Here is a song from each album in order of release beginning with the album “All I Was”

All n’ all it’s subjective.  I’m not the norm in this case.

 

25 most anticipated TV shows of 2017.  Because I don’t watch enough TV?  Rrrrrright!

That was easy only one I’d like to see is the TV series of “Fargo”.  We don’t get the app for Hulu in Regina, HBO is expensive ($20/month) & we’ve never checked for the FX channel?

 

On March 10th Sub Pop, the Seattle based music label, will release the remixed and expanded reissue of Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK.

It’s available for preorder on iTunes, but I think I’m good this is for you if you like.  I don’t really listen to their 2nd album much, “Louder Than Love”

 

The Agonist shared it……

 

The awkward moment when Trump attended a Black Sabbath concert

http://www.nme.com/news/music/black-sabbaths-tony-iommi-describes-awkward-time-donald-trump-attended-bands-gig-1948051?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-18-jan-18-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Jamiroquai are back & cool again.  I only have random songs all from their greatest hits album on iTunes which has over 50 songs I believe.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/whisper-jamiroquai-cool-heres-1949462

 

20 albums that will turn 20 years old this year.  Now I feel really old.  I was in grade 11 at the time they were released??????????????????????????????

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/albums-turning-20-in-2017-1942223

Yes, I own these 3 & a few more………………………….on CD.

 

Article with Mark Tremonti (singer/guitarist for Tremonti also guitarist & co-writer for Alter Bridge)

https://thesymphonyofrock.com/2017/01/16/mark-tremonti-the-lean-mean-writing-machine/

I think I got very close to the long note at the once out of the 8 or 9 times we rehearsed it & played once?

 

I listened to the “Dystopia” album by “Megadeth” that was released in January of 2016.  I liked it for a while then I did like it & this time around, I’d say it’s not too bad.

 

Best hard rock albums of 2007

http://loudwire.com/10-best-hard-rock-albums-of-2007/

CENSORED LANGUAGE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING, THEN YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!!!

 

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Chris

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” much like me minus the famous & rich part, had a washroom wake up listened to “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices” when I went back to bed.  Woke up again to pee & fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Our Lady Peace” their first 4 albums “Naveed”, “Clumsy”, “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch” & “Spiritual Machines”

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It’s odd that my chiropractor noticed I was wearing pants instead of my year round shorts attire.  Mark your calendars’ it was yesterday.  January 11th.  I wore pants for the first time this year, 2017.  I think I wore pants 4 times last year?

“But it’s so cold out, how do you do that, are you nutz?”  Being a little bit off helps but think of how long I’m actually outside.  We have underground parking, so I’m not outside.  We also have rock star…………….mmmm…………handicap parking very close to the building we’re going to.  I’m outside for 2 or 3 minutes in total to & from where ever we we’re.

Our wedding was in May 2005.  If I could change one thing about our wedding, it would be the normal formal attire.  “Are you comfortable?  Underwear & a T-Shirt?  Come on in!”  As long as the bits & pieces are covered, who cares?

Anyways, I saw my chiropractor yesterday & this pinched nerve has been preventing me from doing anything for roughly 2 months now.  I’ll be getting a referral to a physio therapist on Monday.  If it continues to bother me, after I don’t know how long I’ll be given a cortisone shot, which would be my 8th since 2008.  Not fun but they work!  “Let me shove this 8” needle in you.”  Kim couldn’t even watch & she’s not worried around needles.  The needle didn’t really hurt, the doctor put so much pressure on the needle into my spine.  I’ve had back issues since high school.

 

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/update-given-new-queens-stone-age-album-tour-1942040?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-11-jan-11-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What concert would you choose?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-classic-album-concerts-we-want-dylan-madonna-w460171/fleetwood-mac-rumors-w460191

I’d choose Phil Collins, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Tom Petty if I had the cash

 

I just can’t get into Mastodon, but it seems like every metal fan loves them.

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-troy-sanders-brent-hinds-debut-turd-factory-project/

 

Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/halestorm-killed-it-with-its-cover-of-metallicas-ride-the-lightning

 

Transgender or not, if I was American, I’d stay as far away as possible from the inauguration!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/jackie-evanchos-transgender-sister-wont-be-at-inauguration-w460702

 

Rob Zombie turns 52 today.

 

Bands with tour plans for 2017.  A Perfect Circle will be touring and working on a new album aka I see no new Tool album in the near future.

 

Facebook is fairly quiet today.  I’ll call it a day as far as blogging goes.

 

TOMORROW WE’LL DIG DEEP INTO A TOPIC I REALLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT.   OOO, CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Alter Bridge – The Last Hero

 

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

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

 

Ben Harper – Call It What It Is

 

Candlebox – Disappearing in Airports

 

In Flames – Battles

 

Third Ion – Biolith

 

Opeth – Sorceress

 

Sum 41 – 13 Voices

 

Anthrax – For All Kings

 

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

 

The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For?

 

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

 

NOTHING WRONG WITH THESE ALBUMS, JUST LACKING SOMETHING.

 

Tremonti – Dust

 

The Agonist – Five

 

Chevelle – The North Corridor

 

Green Day – Revolution Radio

 

OLDER ALBUMS, LIVE ALBUMS & EPs

 

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

 

Oasis – Be Here Now & Definitely Maybe

 

Barenaked Ladies – Live @ Red Rocks

 

Taylor Hawkins – Kota EP

 

Lamb of God – The Duke EP

 

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

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

 

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

 

Candlebox – Love Stories & Other Musings

 

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

 

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

 

Diemonds – Never Wanna Die

 

Diemonds – The Bad Pack

 

Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct

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

 

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

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

 

Boston – Boston

 

The Damned Things – Ironiclast

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

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

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

HEADACHES

I fell asleep to many albums, Brewster continually jumped off of the bed throughout the night. “Them Crooked Vultures”, “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”, & “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

There are 2 or 3 more that I can’t remember. I didn’t sleep much & Kim slept less. Brewster’s fine, he’s sleeping of course!

I exercised to “Coheed & Cambria” ½ of the album “The Colour Before the Sun”, “Queens of the Stone Age” the entire album “Songs for the Deaf”, then ½ of “Candlebox” “Love Stories & Other Musings”

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I get very nervous when I have a headache. Sunday, February 3rd 2008 was the most painful headache I’ve ever had & it was on the back, near my neck at the bottom of my skull. Then on that Tuesday I was rushed to the hospital & diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

I had a mild headache Tuesday night & it was still there Wednesday morning. I was freaking out to myself. Kim gave me some Tylenol & it went away. Normal mild headache by my forehead. I was nervous until it quickly went away after the Tylenol.

I guess The Tragically Hip will be in Regina August 20th at The Capital.

I turned this on yesterday. I miss these guys. We played at least 3 shows with them when they toured across Canada, from Ontario. I really like the 2 albums I have of their’s. Too bad they broke up after 2 albums & a crap load of touring. I was pulling for them to make it big. Really good guys & a really good live band!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

I’d go to this but they’re only hitting Toronto on this tour?

http://theprettyreckless.com/

Consequence of Sounds Gerber & Gerber review of “Sausage Party”. The first R-Rated animated movie featuring Seth Rogen.

Anthrax will preform on Seth Myers late night talk show!

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-late-night-with-seth-meyers/

Great, another gender switch in a reboot of a movie we’ve seen? Because we need more of those?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/rihanna-joins-all-female-cast-for-oceans-eleven-offshoot-w433855

I’m Canadian so the election doesn’t mean much to me. They’ve got their guns to protect themselves against EVERYTHING………………there may have been a MOUNTAIN of sarcasm there!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hillary-clinton-slams-trumps-casual-inciting-of-violence-w433815

How many of these 100 albums from the ’90s do you own? I own 25 & this is one of them below. I’m Canadian, lot’s of my ’90s music is Canadian groups that aren’t on this list.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-nineties-20110427/counting-crows-august-and-everything-after-20110516

Example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Released in 1992

Released in 1996

Released in 1998

Charles Manson brought the 1960s to a halt in August of 1969.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/charlie-on-demand-10-things-to-read-watch-and-hear-on-charles-manson-w433351

The Daily Show

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-trevor-noah-discuss-zika-virus-olympics-sh-tshow-w433753

Green Day give details on new album & have released a single.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-revolution-radio-album-details-bang-bang-lyric-video/

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

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


Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres