MY FIRST “HEAVY” BAND/TECHNOLOGY

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Ascendancy”

I exercised to “Better Than Ezra” the album “Deluxe”

What the heck is this?  “Alexa, I’m too lazy to pull my cell phone out of my pocket to do anything, so here’s 6 things I need you to do for me.”  A few weeks back I saw a news report regarding Alexa/Echo “Turn on my TV, order me a pizza, etc.”

So were all just going to get fat & rely on robots to do everything for us?  I saw a story on one of the late night talk shows I watch about a sex robot.  It has different settings to put it to, & one is “kill”.  $15,000 to have a robot kill you?  If I worked as a police officer & went to that call, I’d laugh hysterically!  “This person paid $15,000 to have a robot kill them”!  Hahahahahahaha!

I don’t have a cell phone or any other type of mobile device as a personal choice.  There was a mother complaining about the ban on cell phones at live concerts.  “What if my babysitter is having a rough time with my kid?”  I replied “What did people do before cell phones if they went out?”  Did everybody stay home to watch the kids?

Cell phones, desktop computers, mobile devices, big TVs, email, & social media.  I’m good with that!  We have 2 TVs, I have a computer, Kim has a cell phone, computer, & an iPad.  That’s fine with me.  All of this is fine with me as long as it doesn’t affect me.  Alexa?  I’m not getting that for as long as possible, just like a cell phone or a mobile device.  Didn’t grow up with any of these gadgets & there’s a lot of them I don’t need.  “How do you live without a cell phone?”  Easily I have a landline cordless phone & it makes phone CALLS.  “How do you remember what you have to do on a certain day?”  I have paper & a pen to write stuff down!  I don’t need a ton of this stuff, & I just don’t want it.  If you do, that’s OK with me.

I don’t need a phone with me, why?  I’m always with someone if I’m out, they have a cell phone.  Me having one would be redundant.  All I ask is this.  If you’re at a concert, using your cell phone, please consider that we all paid a similar price to be there, & not all of us want to watch it through your 6” cell phone screen.

I saw “Big Wreck” in February.  Before anyone came on stage there was an announcement over the P.A.  “Please turn off any recording device or cell phone during the show”.  It was enforced by security as well!  All I could think was “YES!”

How could America stop Russia from meddling with the mid-term election?  Paper ballots.

 

I MOTHER EARTH

I really wasn’t into “grunge” right away, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” came out in ’91, I was 11 at the time & I wasn’t raised on any type of rock other than “Dire Straits” from dad.  I remember way back when in ’96 that members of U2 & Tool were spotted at their shows in Ontario.  I saw them twice in the ‘90s.  Once in ’96 in Saskatoon & once in Regina.  1996 was the release of their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish”.  My family & Jan Wagner from high school all piled into our car & stayed in a hotel overnight.  Mitch really wanted to go to the show but wasn’t allowed to for some reason?  Jan & I went to the show at the hockey arena in Saskatoon.  Mitch & I both loved/love that album.  He was ticked that he couldn’t come to the show.

They released 4 albums in total.  The first 2 with a singer named “Edwin” & 2 more with a singer named “Bryan Byrne”.  Bryan’s voice seems to work well with the first 2 albums as well as the 2 other ones.  I’ve never heard Edwin even attempt the 2 newer albums.  They broke up shortly after the 4th album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, 1 video/single from that album & no tour as far as I know.  Edwin is back & they tour across Canada fairly often & they’ve released 3 singles since getting together.  I still LOVE this band!  I’m guessing it’s because of the weird stuff like a percussionist with a drummer & slap guitar I’ve never heard before, in some of their songs.  Here’s 2 songs from each album of theirs….

New singer “Bryan Byrne” from here on.

Really this is slap guitar!!!  LITTLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!

 

Yes, I’ve preordered Myles Kennedy’s solo album release on Friday (Alter Bridge singer).  I’ve heard it’s all acoustic.  He had an album of hard rock stuff that he scrapped in 2016 & made this acoustic album instead.

http://loudwire.com/myles-kennedy-year-of-the-tiger-exclusive-acoustic-performance/

“Year of the Tiger” was 1974, the year his father passed away.

 

“Halestorm’s” Facebook page says March 8th, 2018.  That must be the preorder date for what I hope is a new album?

 

Inside a Foo Fighters’ rehearsal!!  Van Halen’s “Jump” meets John Lennon’s “Imagine”!

A photo of Tool in the studio proves they’re in the studio?  When was the photo taken?  I don’t believe a single word or photo coming from anyone associated with Tool.

http://loudwire.com/tool-in-studio/

 

The Toronto Blue Jays did it finally.  I don’t know him personally & I have nothing against him personally.  They’ve finally sent outfielder Ezekiel Carrera to the minor leagues.  He knew how to bunt, hit for contact, & was fast.  Unfortunately he never learned which base to throw to from the outfield.  I hope he learns what to do properly & that he has a bright future.  Now there are only 5 players fighting to play Left Field for the Jays, it will be mentor, Curtis Granderson age 37,  platooned with one of the remaining 5 players.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/carreras-future-blue-jays-unclear-surprise-designation/

 

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LOB TRUMP A SOFT BALL, SWING & A MISS!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “S & M” aka “Symphony & Metallica”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” B-Sides on shuffle

 

YES, YES, YES!!!  Every year until the gun laws are changed!!!!!!

https://www.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/boycott-spring-break-until-florida-enacts-new-gun-laws-stoneman-douglas-survivor-says?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wplg10

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

Why does anybody but the military need a semi-automatic or automatic weapon?  We have guns in Canada, however we also have stricter gun laws.  You don’t need any type of automatic or semi-automatic gun to go hunting.  If a criminal doesn’t own an automatic or semi-automatic gun, why does anyone else need it for “protection”?

The Florida high school shooting happened & one kid saved many lives because he knew that this might happen.  Think about that for a minute please?

Why would anyone go to work or school thinking “Hey, I might get shot today?”  I never experienced that!  What was Trump’s big idea?  More guns are needed for the teachers to learn how to use it well & protect their students.  I’m far beyond the point of smacking any NRA member or any politician endorsing guns upside the head & asking them “Are you *&%$# stupid?  Do you need a few more slaps upside the head to get your gun loving head out of the clouds?  I can do this all day, I have nowhere to rush off to……litteraly.”

American politicians won’t listen to adults or kids, just the NRA since they pay the government so they can continue this ridiculous behavior.  What do they need from everybody else?  Maybe a 500,000 signed petition to have more gun control?  $1.00 more than the NRA gives to the government?

They can still own a gun, most people just want a bit more gun control!  This might actually change something this time.  The kids are standing their ground.  As an outsider in Canada watching this I’m incredibly proud of them & their demand for change.  Especially with many companies severing & distancing themselves from the NRA.  MEC is a great outdoors store.  We need to stop them from selling automatic & semi-automatic guns.  I’m guessing there are more stores in Canada that sell them, but that’s the one I saw on the news last night.

This was going to be about something totally different, then I saw reports about the shooting in Florida.

 

 

I hated “heavy” music for a long time.  I think I was 12 my mother & I went to Costco & she bought me U2’s album “The Joshua Tree”.  I pretty much had that album on repeat for a few weeks.  My mother has never been a fan of “U2”.  Of course U2 became my favourite band.  BMG & Columbia House became my way of acquiring the rest of U2’s catalogue.  12 CDs for $0.01 & 3 CDs at a normal price?  I’d fulfill my obligation to one company & switch to the other, multiple times.  I bought U2 CDs from the beginning of their catalogue all the way to the album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” released in 2004.

That’s 16 albums including 2 double albums of their hit songs & unreleased songs.  I still listen to them & their new album “Songs of Experience” is very good, if you’re a U2 fan.  If not, don’t bother.

THE NEW ALBUM, “Songs of Experience”

 

I love documentaries about bands!  Stone Temple Pilots doc!  WOO HOO.  I think I heard that the Queen/Freddie Mercury documentary is done filming also?

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-documentary-smashing-pumpkins-parkway-drive-more/

 

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MY TEENAGE JOBS

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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Songs of Experience”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

Monday I only did 3 out of 6 exercises, pushups, crunches, & squats.  Tuesday was my birthday aka I did nothing!  On Monday I was still recovering from Saturday.  No hangover, just stayed up too late.  Usually any time after 11:00 pm, is a game of Russian roulette for me.  Everyone left by 11:00 pm, but I stayed up until 12:20 am or so & wrote most of this!

 

I guess I’m old now & not as cool anymore.  I’m 38 & still feel (in my mind) like I’m 20.  I really don’t miss doing the jobs I did in my teens.  Especially being a “banquet porter” at a hotel.  Longest shift I ever worked was there 14 hours long.  That was a difficult job, strength wise.  All of those weddings, Christmas parties, ethnic nights, meetings, dances, etc.  That’s why I got so tired of hearing “one hit wonders” from the 90s.  Most nights there would be some event & weekends were a guaranty there would be at least 3.  Bartending, serving food, cleaning up & setting up meeting rooms for the next day, putting a banquet room together, all of that I did for far too long 16-20 years of age I’m guessing.  I already had to wear a tuxedo shirt & a bowtie for high school band & choir at school & then at work that night………….by the way, I REALLY don’t like wearing dress clothes.

You’ve probably never thought of who put 500 round tables in here for your supper & this dance floor for afterwards.  I never thought about it either, but it was a team of likely 20 people, & I was one of them.  I’d spend an evening shift going up & down the back hallway & heard this kind of stuff on repeat……..

How many times have you heard the “Macarena”?  Great multiply that by 50 & welcome to my life as a teenager!

I would hear those songs 5 times minimum on a Friday or Saturday night at work.  Then go home & watch “Much Music” & turn it off immediately if they were playing one of those songs.  I can tolerate them, but after the 3rd time it just became ridiculous!

 

I tried really hard to watch “The Grammy Awards” but it was mostly me thinking “Who’s that?  Why is this the cool thing?  Man, I don’t get the attraction to this music, it’s mostly disposable candy music I’ll forget tomorrow.”

Thank goodness for “Bruno Mars”, “Sting” & “U2”.  If you we’re hoping to see the rock & metal categories, they weren’t aired on the TV broadcast.  Foo Fighters won for best rock song & Mastodon won for best metal performance.

 

Bruno Mars may sample stuff, but he’s always entertaining!

I think this all points to the fact that I’m not all that hip to what the cool kids are listening to, & that I suddenly became old.

I didn’t see the last 15 minutes of “The Grammy Awards” & I’m pretty sure I didn’t need or want to.  Congratulations to those who were nominated & those who won.  I applaud you’re hard work, I’m just not your demographic for most of you.

 

Every front man/front woman wants to be Freddie Mercury on stage, but they’re not.  They’re themselves & fans just want honesty, so it works out for everyone.  I wasn’t in an extremely successful band or even a moderately successful band.  I figured, “They paid $5 to see us play, might as well do the best I can!”  If anybody saw us whether it was a free benefit show or if it was a $15 ticket to a Cabaret, they’d better enjoy their evening.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-frontmen-of-all-time/

 

Are you a “Led Zeppelin” fan?  Have you bought the “Greta Van Fleet” album “From the Fires”?  It’s 8 songs that you could easily put on any “Led Zeppelin” album with upbeat tempos.

 

I made the mistake of watching some of the “State of the Union” speech last night, & I almost……

 

It doesn’t matter how many beer you have “Tom Sawyer” is one of the 3 radio hits by Rush that has never been enjoyable for me!

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

 

Should the Blue Jays have tried harder to get Christian Yelich?  Try?  Who says they went that far?  Anything not regarding Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should have been seriously considered.  The GM & the manager of baseball operations were told not to “blow up” the core players.  So I guess it’s the owner of Roger’s communications who really wants to irk the fans.  So far this has been an absolutely TERRIBLE off season!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/590/sportsnet-hot-stove/blue-jays-tried-harder-get-christian-yelich/

If you’re not a diehard fan of the “Toronto Blue Jays” at this point I’d ask that you please avert your eyes.  This season could be worse than last year.  If you choose to watch you’ll likely be watching mostly old struggling players among a few minor league players to fill other spots.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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We didn’t do much Friday evening.  Kim was pretty tired after work.  We ended up sitting on the couch & watching whatever was on our DVR.  We also watched a show on Netflix called “The Toys that Made us” for anyone born in the 1980s I recommend it.  4 episodes, each an hour long.    The 1st is how/why “Star Wars” toys were made.  2nd episode was Barbie.  3rd was all about “He-Man”/“Masters of the Universe” & the 4th was all about “G.I. Joe”.  Cool documentary!

Between Friday evening & Saturday morning, Kim went shopping for dress clothes.  She found nothing at the high end stores.  After being home for a bit she went to “Winners” & finally found some cheap pieces to add to her work clothes.

She went out to a delayed department Christmas party.  I was home with Brewster.  She didn’t know if the house of one of her co-workers was wheelchair accessible.

Fair enough I’m not big on office parties anyways.  I’m still not a fan of meeting people for the first time in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  Which meant I can watch a stupid movie that Kim has declared never to be played in her presence!  I’d have had a rum & coke but I’m on antibiotics.  No alcohol for this guy!

I figured if she doesn’t like some of my movies & most of my music, I’ll double down on it.  So I watched a documentary on metal…..

 

Today is our day to get ready for the week aka Kim’s Wonder Woman & I do what I’m told which is typically stay out of here way.  I’ll cook my fish for the week & make my vegetable juice.

I can finally see a difference in my arms.  Even Kim can see a difference, so I’m not dreaming!

 

If we had the cash I’d say “Kim, where do you want to go?”  After getting our passports again.  Then I’d say “Fair enough, we’re spending one day in a suite in Toronto to watch a regular season Blue Jays game.”  She’ll pick some place hot I’m guessing & I really don’t like the heat.  Someday I’ll make it to Toronto to see a Blue Jay game.

Why not stay here?  Our suite hit +26C on Friday & Saturday, that’s great for 5-10 minutes, but from 10:00 am on is WAAAAYYYY too much for me.  I can’t wait for the summer, so I can stay inside & blast the air conditioning!  I wonder what temperature we’ll get today?

HAHAHAHA!  I love “This is Spinal Tap” a rockumentary/mockumentary!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/spinal-tap-bassist-derek-smalls-returns-with-all-star-solo-lp-w515516

I find very humorous that people go to see a comic book or sci-fi movie then trash it all over www.youtube.com saying that it wasn’t logical.  If you’re going to see a work of fiction or science fiction you need to leave logic at the door.  That or should they have a large warning saying “NON OF THIS EVER REALLY TRANSPIRED”.  Just seems off to me & I love stupid or serious science fiction movies.  Leave logistics out of it & be entertained for a few hours.

Beastie Boys memoir coming this year.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beastie-boys-memoir-to-be-released-this-year-w515571

 

Politically charged video by U2.  Everything is politically charged in North America these days.  Video inside the link.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-u2s-charged-video-for-get-out-of-your-own-way-w515584

 

Sorry, looks like “RUSH” is done.

http://loudwire.com/rush-alex-lifeson-basically-done/

 

Funny thing about this, I’ve never heard the original.

 

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LIVE MUSIC/CANCER UPDATE/ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

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I fell asleep to “Devin Townsend Project” the album “Transcendence”, followed by “U2” the album “Songs of Experience” & finally “Trivium” the album “The Sin & The Sentence”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

“So far so good” this week!  I seem to have more energy this week than usual.  I’ve been playing around with the numbers of repetitions I do with a couple of exercises, adding not subtracting.

I got a call Monday morning from my doctor’s office saying they needed a urine sample.  I wasn’t thinking.  I called Kim & realized we gave it to the lab on Sunday instead of Friday when I gave the blood sample.  They’ve got my sample from Sunday.  I had to give another Tuesday evening.  Really good/nice people just REALLY frustrated that these minor inconveniences are now part of my life.  All of that being said, this beats the worst alternative.

I’m a Canadian living in Canada.  Whatever the orange guy south of us says has no effect on me anymore.  He’s nothing more than a racist that craves attention.  Remember that car hitting a crowd in Charleston?  He said he’d rather be called racist than wrong.  Mr. President, those 2 words fit together very well & come hand in hand.

Great news when the Pope is worried about nuclear war.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/pope-warns-world-one-step-away-nuclear-war-115741315.html

 

I guess I’ll miss 1 BIG concert this year & that’s fine getting to see the others will be FANTASTIC!  I’ll miss “Stone Sour” with “Halestorm” oh well.  I don’t see either band calling it a career anytime soon.  They are playing in Saskatoon on February 4th, yeah a Sunday……..BOO.  The other ones totally make up for it though!  Money tree is bare due to the other concerts, that & I’m not sure who would come with me to that one?  No big deal though!  If I had to miss a concert this year, that would be the one.

No matter who it is or how it sounds, it should be better live!  If it’s not I write them off & forget about seeing them live or purchase the odd album.  I’ll never see Taylor Swift live & that’s fine with me.  I only purchased her pop album “1989” since it was really catchy & not country.  Country music & I don’t mix just like water & oil.

With the exception of the latest “Foo Fighters” album, the bands I like, especially Foo Fighters, like to sound the same recorded as they do live.  Many members of the many bands I like seem to all share that sentiment.

“Corrosion of Conformity” REVIEW

It’s exactly as this reviewer said…

She seemed to like it more than I do.  It’s a lot like “Anthrax”, I don’t love it & I don’t hate it.  It’s good!  I’d give it 3 out of 5.  It reminds me quite a bit of “Kyuss”.  I see myself listening more to their earlier albums like “Wiseblood”, “Deliverance”, “In the Arms of God”, & “America’s Volume Dealer”.

Here’s a “Kyuss” tune from my preferred album of theirs “Blues for the Red Sun”

The Blue Jays did something but I wouldn’t think this is all.  They signed a 37 year old outfielder for $5,000,000 for 1 year to platoon with a left or right fielder.  At minimum they still need a fifth starting pitcher & hope there are 0 injuries.  In other words, I’m still not impressed.  “Hello 28th place in the entire MLB.  Haven’t seen you since last season!”

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” the album “Who Built the Moon?”

Too early to turn on workout music.  I exercised before going to the doctor.

5 day week total 600 pushups, 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 225 triceps pushups, 200 squats, & 200 back flexes.

Yes, I had a doctor appointment this morning.

I’m getting tired of seeing this doctor, that doctor, another doctor.  Needles have never been an issue for me.  I just want to be done with this cancer thing, it’s becoming one more thing I have to be aware of & I’m fine.  I’m just annoyed by it now.  It’s just getting in my way, taking up time I still haven’t set aside for doctor appointments.

The whole thing is just getting more annoying as it continues.  I’m alive, the doctors & nurses have a success story to write about & use for future brain cancer patients.  Take this story & save someone else’ life.  My doctors & nurses are very nice, it’s not them that annoy me, it’s the after cancer protocol that I’m tired of.  Go here, go there, do this, talk to this person.

I had cancer in 2008 & it’s 2018 now, I’m tired of this stuff!

 

I think the music I listen too is more mainstream than some readers think.  In that it’s more mainstream within it’s genre.  Lamb of God, Trivium, System of a Down, Iron Maiden, In Flames, Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, Anthrax, etc.  They’re all bands that most metal fans could list in seconds.  Metal fans may not like them but have likely heard of them.

I find it funny that Bono still thinks/or ever considered U2 as a “punk rock” band.  Maybe the mentality of a “punk rock” band, but never has the music represented a “punk rock” sound.  I’m a BIG U2 fan but I have never thought of them as “punk rock”

Yep, “Corrosion of Conformity” released an album at midnight Eastern Time.  Once I get it & give it a few listens I’ll let you know what I think of it.  Yes, it’s a metal/hard rock album.

I think “Foo Fighters” could do the same as “Pearl Jam” just tour & randomly release a new album.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is absolutely HILARIOUS!!!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What has Gene Simmons, bass player of KISS, tried to trademark?

 

 

 

 

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WHO ARE THE REAL HEROES HERE?  ‘CAUSE IT’S NOT ME & U2

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”

I exercised to Kim watching TV.

This is late.  I just didn’t want to get out of bed.  I woke up shortly after 8:00 am & finally got my butt moving at 10:00 am had a quick bite to eat & then exercised.  I thought things would get easier as I did them more?  I sweated profusely today though, doing the same exercises as yesterday.

I’m pretty sure these will be posted later on in the morning since I’ve added more exercises.

I’m not the hero or victim in this cancer nonsense.  My family, Kim’s family, & our friends are the heroes.  I would never be able to get this far on my own.  If Kim wasn’t working, we’d really be hooped.  She works, I exercise.  There’s no income for exercising as much as possible.  Our immediate families are very important to both of us.  James, Sherry, Mitch, Rachel, & my parents are all in Regina.  If we need help of any kind that they can help with, none of them think twice about helping us out.  Our friends in Regina are the same.  If we need help, they’re ready & on call.  No offense to anyone, Mitch & Kim are my phone a friend peeps.

When I was acting like a complete idiot, Mitch put me in my place.  Kim wasn’t very happy at that time either.  I didn’t see it because I wasn’t thinking about anyone else or how my behavior was affecting others.

If things had turned out differently & I had died, many other people would have died on the inside.  I didn’t die though & thank goodness I didn’t!  Not everyone gets a second chance at life other than cats that get 9 lives.  No I’m trying to steer the boat, with many others, in the right direction.  I’m sure we’ll run into some nasty waves along the way but with help awaiting the call, we’ll be OK.

 

Kim has this entire week off.  We watched 2 more movies on Monday.  Spider – Man Homecoming & Thor: The Dark World.  I really didn’t like the first Thor movie but this second one was REALLY good.  I saw Spider – Man Homecoming in the theater & I knew it was a movie I’d watch again.  Right now I’m holding out to see Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi & we may go this weekend to Pitch Perfect 3?

 

I’m sure A Perfect Circle will be released this year.  It could be a long wait before we hear a new Tool album.  I’ll believe it when I have it.  Danny Carey said in 2016 that there would be a new Tool album in 2017.  Their last release was in 2006 titled “10,000 Days”.  If that’s when the release is we have roughly 16.397 years to wait, if I did the math properly?  A Perfect Circle has 2 singles out already, still no release date though.

 

Spotify is being sued for $1.6 Billion.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-neil-young-publisher-sues-spotify-for-16-billion-w514859

 

U2 – Songs of Experience.

I was a HUGE U2 fan in High School.  I have 11 albums on CD right from the 1st album 1980’s “Boy” to 2005’s “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”.  After that album I just assumed they had retired, until “Songs of Innocence” appeared in my iTunes.  That album was light years away from what I would consider a U2 album.  I got into them on “The Joshua Tree” released in 1987.  I (my mom) didn’t purchase it for me until 1989 or 1990(?) when I was with her at Costco & saw it there.  My mother isn’t a U2 fan, but she bought that CD for me.  I played that CD over & over & over etc. in my bedroom on my boom box at a LOUD volume.  I think my mother deeply regretted that Costco purchase.

After that album I casually bought the previous albums & kept a steady pace with future U2 releases.

The new album “Songs of Experience” I seem to enjoy it more with each listen.  I find it to be a good mix of old & new U2.  Here’s someone else’ take on it. I would never suggest a U2 album to anyone that has never been a fan of them.  If you’ve enjoyed previous albums, DEFINITELY check this album out!  Thanks to Jonny Amore & Timothy Wong for drawing my attention to this album!

 

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Chris

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