APPOINTMENTS/A PERFECT CIRCLE 

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I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” the album “Eat the Elephant”

Had breakfast while listening to “Barenaked Ladies” the album “Grinning Streak”

 

Need a day to rest my body & wake up, so I can do my exercises tomorrow!  I feel like I have to catch up to everyone.  A day without exercise is a wasted day to me & I started out 4.5 years behind everyone.

Sunday I was fall over sitting down tired, Monday was more of the same, so no exercising Monday.  Since “Sunday morning” I’ve felt over tired, I exercised Tuesday but not “today.”

The week started off with multiple phone calls with doctors & labs setting appointments.  YAY…………….BOOOO.  I’ve got better things to do than go to all of these routine cancer survivor checkups.  I know I’m fine.  I’ll go to multiple doctors & they’ll tell me the exact same thing.  “Everything looks good on the scan.  See you in a year.”  Who doesn’t work & has to be somewhere at 7:30 am?

I’d much prefer blood work & a scan in one appointment & send it all to one doctor.  Nope multiple appointments since Monday until next week & another routine doctor appointment in the summer.

I know these are important but good grief “will it ever stop?”  I had cancer in 2008 & I’m still being poked & tested?

Wait in a waiting room for roughly an hour Monday evening to give 2 vials of blood for your doctor appointment next week.

SO NOT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How about we spend one day going for a scan & giving blood?  Then another day for the doctor appointments regarding the scan & blood work? One doctor will tell me his thoughts on the blood work & the other one will do the same, call me fat & send me on my way.  Am I in a good mood?  Not really!

I guess it’s only 3 weeks of the year.  I just don’t want to do this anymore.  I survived cancer, leave me alone for a bit please.  I’ve been tired since Sunday.  My exercises on Tuesday was pretty much a zombie going very slowly through the motions.

Kim has to take time off of work & if she’s not there she doesn’t get paid.  Sure no problem, let’s make this a month long extravaganza!

I’m grateful to be alive, just frustrated at the moment!  Also deathly tired, no exercise today.  TV & the couch are calling me.  I likely won’t be online much at all today.  Probably have a nap today, my body feels like a rag doll.

 

A PERFECT CIRCLE

 

Since they’ve recently released their 4th studio album, this seems like a good time to review this band.  This is the singer’s, Maynard James Keenan, 2nd of 3 groups.  He’s also the singer for “Tool” & “Puscifer”.  “Tool” is his first successful group.  The story goes that “A Perfect Circle’s” guitarist & music writer.  Was a guitar tech for “Tool” aka a roadie.  Maynard overheard some of the music on Billy Howerdel’s computer.  Maynard liked it & asked if he could sing on it.  As soon as they released their first album most people instantly compared them to “Tool”.  Fair enough, the first album was fairly comparable to a “Tool” album, but “Tool” seems to be able to fit in many mainstream genres in their own way.  “A Perfect Circle’s” first album was their hard rock album with breaks of light ambient music to ease off the gas pedal & let fans breathe for a second, much like “Tool”.  The 2nd album had a few heavy songs amongst more accessible songs.  The 3rd album was full of mostly unrecognizable covers.  The music & melody were all completely different but the lyrics were the same.

After the cover album they released a ‘Greatest Hits’ album with one new song on it.

I wasn’t much of a fan of the cover album or this new song.  I have the album of covers on CD, but not the ‘Greatest Hits’ album in any form.

That brings us to their new album “Eat the Elephant”.  Some longtime fans of the group that I’ve spoken with are somewhat disappointed with this album.  I was also, at first it’s not nearly as heavy as most of their previous songs or albums.  After it’s release on April 20th & multiple listens to the album, I can’t stop listening to it.  Much like their 2nd album & the first single from it, I was somewhat disappointed at first.  If you’ve ever been a fan of “A Perfect Circle” don’t give up on this album.  I don’t know what it was but something made me go back to it multiple times.

Here’s a song from each release.

MER DE NOMS      2000

LANGUAGE, SERIOSLY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIRTEENTH STEP   2003

eMOTIVE      (covers)    2004

EAT THE ELEPHANT        2018

This is easily the most mainstream song I have ever heard from them.

 

Interview with guitarist/music writer, Billy Howerdel.  Long audio interview!

http://www.thevinylguide.com/episodes/ep122-billy-howerdel-of-a-perfect-circle

 

Movies to watch for in 2018 from “Avengers: Infinity War” on….

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/summer-movie-preview-2018-from-infinity-war-to-blackkklansman-w518967/action-point-jun-1-w518971

 

I’m sorry but even for a comic book movie this is hard to swallow.  I’m supposed to believe that Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, a tree, & a raccoon are needed to save the world.  “Avengers: Infinity War” had better be the best movie ever made!

“Ant Man & The Wasp” trailer & short article.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-paul-rudd-in-new-ant-man-and-the-wasp-trailer-w519724

 

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Chris

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RATING & REVIEWS ARE ODD

I fell asleep to “The Police” greatest hits album followed by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “Blind”

I did my squats in silence & had to rest to catch my breath.

 

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Weird/early baseball game today?

 

I was looking at “Suicide Squad” to purchase.  I’ve heard nothing but bad things about the movie.  I look on iTunes & it’s rated terribly, Amazon reviews are very positive 4/5 stars.  Batman vs. Superman was rated terribly also, after seeing it in the theater, I bought it ASAP on iTunes & I’ve likely watched the “Ultimate Edition” 6 or 7 times.  Remember, I had 2 weeks without a computer.  I watched movies & read a lot.

I guess I do reviews in a way, “Check it out” or “Stay away” from this thing.  I guess that’s my take on whatever the subject is.  So I encourage you to check out whatever you like either on this blog or from a friend.  I’m not always right about what you may or may not like.  Batman vs. Superman is hands down the best comic book movie I’ve seen.  That includes “300” & “300 Rise of an Empire” or at least as good, but that’s just my take on it.

 

Oh, happy day!  Yesterday immediately after I posted the blog, I checked iTunes.  Highly Suspect finally had the preorder for their new (2nd) album, “The Boy Who Died Wolf”  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

In Flames shared it….

 

Heard some of the outro music from the new Big Wreck album on Facebook.  Sounding REALLY good, looking forward to it.  Nice follow up to this album………….

 

Rule 1.  NEVER let a musician or musicians loose in a record or CD store!

Rule 2.  See rule number 1.

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-09-01/we-let-opeth-loose-in-a-record-store-and-here-s-what-happened

 

I tend to preorder most albums on iTunes.  I like this new Metallica song, but there is NO possibility of me preordering this.  Instrumental only.

http://loudwire.com/listen-metallica-hardwired-played-guitar-styles-pantera-megadeth-slayer-anthrax/

 

The movie “Aliens” is considered a Masterpiece?

I was 4 years old when this was released.  I’ve heard nothing but praise for this franchise.  I haven’t seen it & I really don’t care to.

 

This lawsuit could get ugly me thinks!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-companies-sued-over-shea-stadium-concert-footage-w439681

 

Liquor laws changing in Saskatchewan

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatchewan/producers-cheers-new-rules-saskatchewan-wine-spirits-distilleries-1.3760378

 

Only problem for me is red wine.  I have yet to find a red wine I like.

http://www.simplemost.com/move-sangria-red-wine-mixed-cola-new-hot-cocktail/?utm_content=inf_16_3489_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=wildhair&tse_id=INF_12f17df076c511e6b4a837a70f1f52b1

 

At some point in the early ‘90s I figured that my favourite rap songs were the same music as my parents’ rock music.  I didn’t know what sampling was but I knew a few songs were really similar.

 

What Adam Driver/Kylo Ren has to say about “Star Wars : Episode VIII”

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-star-wars-actor-adam-driver-compares-next-movie-t/417253?utm_campaign=nme-14th-september-14-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Another shooting at a Walmart in Brooklyn.  I have nothing to say other than wait a week, the odds are easily saying there will be a few more before the year is done.

http://www.fox9.com/news/205219458-story

 

New music video from Finger Eleven!

 

Video interview with Mark Tremonti from the Download festival.

http://www.guitaremag.com/article/mark-tremonti-au-dowload-festival/

 

New video from “The Agonist”…

Thank you Quebec for this metal group!

 

Looks as though “Battles” by In Flames is coming out for preorder on Monday, September 19th.

In Flames, Trivium, & Lamb of God are my favourite metal bands.  Along with 5 or 6 local metal acts!

 

Article with Stevie Nicks on “Fleetwood Mac’s” success & touring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/stevie-nicks-on-secret-to-fleetwood-macs-longevity-w438642

 

Article regarding Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/in-trumps-america-only-women-take-care-of-babies-w439911

 

Opeth studio report…

 

New “KONGOS” video

 

What does “Tool” bassist, Justin Chancellor, have to say about the future album?

http://loudwire.com/justin-chancellor-new-tool-album-going-to-be-awesome-talks-side-project/

 

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

YESTERDAY GOT AWAY FROM ME

I fell asleep to “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it all Away” woke up in the middle because I’m either getting old, turning into a woman or my bladder shrunk. Went to bed & listened to “The Traveling Wilburys” their only album Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, & Bob Dylan!

I exercised to “Crash Test Dummies” the album “God Shuffled His Feet”

I think “Crash Test Dummies” were at The Exchange in the last few years? I didn’t go, I didn’t even know they were still around. I only have their first 3 CDs.

Kim has been sanding some wooden boards we have as shelves. Our place is covered in dust. She got them from a relative I believe, but they warped, they’re solid pine shelves about 8′ long. Messy place here at the moment. I think it might be what is making me cough up phlegm every morning & today was the same with a dash of a sore throat added.

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Missed it by that much. Right decade for me, just the wrong music! I wanted the “grunge” of the ’90s to come back, not this.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/salt-n-pepa-vanilla-ice-to-headline-i-love-the-90s-tour-20160329

Yeah, that sounds completely different than Queen…………..NOT!

Here’s to their earlier success……………….I hope!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/edge-u2-have-50-ideas-for-next-album-20160329

Kongos preorder is April 15th

This has nothing to do with “Disturbed”! If you’re a parent you should know better than to use your phone in a public setting featuring any type of show. Do you need to post anything at that time? Do you use your phone once the light dims in a movie theater? Put your phone away for a few hours & enjoy whatever entertainment you have paid for. Was it a life or death situation she was dealing with? NO! Put your phone away! You wont die & the pictures will still be there after the show. It’s called etiquette……………..take a refresher course!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/texting-audience-member-speaks-dressed-down-disturbed-david-draiman/

LANGUAGE BUT IT MAKES SENSE!!!!!

If you missed James Corden’s prime time carpool karaoke special, here’s a portion of it. This was a new carpool karaoke segment! He’s the guy that took over Craig Ferguson’s show & changed it radically. I find it to be much better, but that’s just me.

A PILE of photos of “Chevelle” hard at work in the studio recording their next album

“Walk off the Earth” shared it…….

They were here earlier this week or opening for “Mariana’s Trench” who I’ve never heard a song by, but I’ve heard the name in passing. Apparently the majority of concert goers said it should have been “Mariana’s Trench” opening for “Walk off the Earth”. If that had been the case, I would have seen if Kim & I could go to that after seeing “The Watchmen” on Friday

Yay, Mark Tremonti’s going on tour……………………in Europe………………….again. Once he’s done recording the new “Alter Bridge” album by the end of April. I think he & Myles Kennedy need a break? Myles is the singer for both “Slash” & “Alter Bridge” he’s also doing a solo album since 2012 in his little window of spare time. Mark Tremonti is doing his solo project as well as “Alter Bridge”

Some very cool dough art as a tribute to “Soundgarden’s” album “Badmotorfinger”

http://www.soundgardenworld.com/tcc_social/my-dead-dough-tribute-to-my-favorite-band-ever-grunge-god/

“Guns n’ Roses” were destined for greatest at the creation of “Appetite for Destruction” released in 1987.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/former-guns-n-roses-manager-on-groups-baby-band-days-ac-dc-rumors-20160331

Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest drummers of all time

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-drummers-of-all-time-20160331

It’s subjective. Meg White (White Stripes) made the list but not Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)???? Heck, before cancer I could & have played drums to a White Stripes song.

I listened to Dream Theater on my iPod at work this album, Systematic Chaos then a double album of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s greatest hits. That was roughly 7 hours of my day at work. 1 ear bud in & noise canceling headphones on, then an hour of noise canceling headphones & nothing else.

Little kids covering “Glorious Sons”, shared by Glorious Sons….

OK, Guns n’ Roses fans it’s coming & it could be tomorrow or on April 8th…………………..

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-rumored-april-1-warm-up-show-los-angeles/

“Royal Blood” shared it! I was just as excited to see them live as I was Foo Fighters last summer in Calgary. That’s saying a lot, they were both really good!

I don’t think Trump ever thinks before he speaks? He has no filter!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/donald-trumps-abortion-comments-make-perfect-sense-20160331

I’m not into politics at all. I can’t wait for the USA campaign to be over………………in November. Canadians can’t vote but what’s on every day at least once a day on every channel? The Presidential campaign. If they haven’t decided by now, what are they waiting for? A light to shine on who to vote for by God?

I’ve got to cut this short today. The stronger I get, the more chores I can tend to!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THE MEAT SWEATS

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle! These are 1 song from each album. These are the popular songs that you might have heard? Paramore isn’t extremely popular, I didn’t want to leave anyone in the dark.

I know I’ve had the meat sweats before but Thursday evening was terribly uncomfortable. Kim wanted to stay in & not really do anything for her birthday. So we watched TV & ordered from Boston Pizza. I had the bacon double cheese burger & started sweating profusely half way through the burger. I eat healthy usually but on special occasions or if we go out (which is rare) I make it count. I don’t think a diet is logical. Eat healthy, binge on occasion, & just keep in mind what you eat without going overboard, & exercise for 15-90 minutes a day. At least that’s what I do! Could be wrong but I’m not giving up any food long term. I’ll eat a burger again, just not in the near future.

If the Blue Jays win tonight with David Price starting, Saturday evening/game 7 should be less stressful with Marcus Stroman pitching. David Price is likely among the top 3 pitchers in the game, but he hasn’t had much success in the playoffs. Marcus Stroman may be young (24 or 25) but he is the best pitcher the Blue Jays have at the moment, that’s why I think tonight will be more stressful than Saturday. If they lose tonight, at least it’s been a fun ride for Blue Jay fans & the bandwagon jumpers!

“Head of the Herd” was the opener on tour with Finger Eleven. They were tight as far as a decent band goes, just not my thing. There’s 3 albums on iTunes. Most recent was released in September.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/birds-on-the-roof-deluxe/id1024184864

25 years ago Thursday “Pearl Jam” took to the stage for the first time.

http://diffuser.fm/25-years-ago-pearl-jam-take-the-stage-for-the-first-time-ever/?fblw

“Back to the Future II” on Jimmy Kimmel

Bjork is still around? Can she sell 2000 copies of this rarity? I believe this was as close as she got to the main stream?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/bjork-announces-limited-edition-vulnicura-live-album/

I was thinking a LOT about suicide when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center. NOT ANYMORE!! I’ve realized how selfish it could be & how it would affect everyone else. At the time I was thinking I didn’t have anything to offer to the world, & I was only thinking of myself. I’m here & I have no plans on leaving anytime soon. I was in a bad place mentally at the time, for myself & everybody else in my life. Now I’m on anti-depressants & anti-psychotics, to this day. 2 videos inside the link!

http://loudwire.com/blink-182-travis-barker-offered-friends-million-dollars-kill-him-plane-crash/

Sorry, this was the “Depeche Mode” song “Finger Eleven” covered on their 2nd album “The Greyest of Blue Skies”

I remember leaving work at the Staples Call Center to sing a few songs at The Exchange for my brother who was basically in a week long “Rock Band Camp” at Long & McQuade. He wanted me to sing 2 Finger Eleven songs. Family & friends come first for me if I can help do anything!

“Finger Eleven” is or was my brother’s go to band, which rubbed off on me a bit. My band is “Foo Fighters” that rubbed off on him a bit. The first band we were both really into & still are is “I Mother Earth”. We of course got into them on the ’96 album “Scenery & Fish” at first, in the kitchen doing the dishes blasting the CD as our Mother would yell at us from the living room “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!!” You win mom. Wait she’s bopping her head to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” now is what I hear from Dad?

How do I know “Rush” isn’t on tour at the moment? Geddy Lee was interviewed earlier this week in his season ticket seat during the playoffs for the Blue Jays!

We played with a band from Ontario a few times that were touring across Canada, each time they would play a show with our band “Chemical Horizon”. I think we played 3 shows with them? When I was diagnosed with cancer they were either passing through town on tour or going home to Ontario. I know they had plans to tour across Europe. Don’t know if they made it there? We all liked them, heck their 2 albums are on my iPod. They never got signed by a label & eventually broke up. Really nice guys, that made really good music! “Flatlined”, if they didn’t get signed I knew we wouldn’t. I looked at it as just a hobby anyways, I had no intention of signing to a label. If it happened, GREAT! If it didn’t, that was fine too.

This is the only song/video they have on good ol’ www.youtube.com

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

Too Funny. Hahahahaha! Every hit song in 4 chords. It’s all over facebook. LANGUAGE!!!

New “Anthrax” song!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-anthraxs-fast-thrashy-frantic-new-song-evil-twin-20151023 No album yet, just the single.

Opeth fans unite, box set on the way

http://www.omerch.eu/shop/musicfornations/proddetail.php?prod=MFN_Opeth_ddCD&cat=4183

Stone Sour drummer with drum camera. At first I felt compelled to rap the “Ninja Rap”, then the beat changed!

There are two Big Wrecks. First incarnation of Big Wreck were 4 guys that dropped out of the Berkley School of Music to form Big Wreck. Ian Thornley was the only Canadian at the time. They released the first 2 albums between their debut in ’97-their breakup in 2002 with their second album “The Pleasure & The Greed” released in 2001.

Then came the age of “Thornley” for a decade, a rather unstable line up that released 2 albums in 10 years. The first album was fun to play along with!

“Thornley” was an all Canadian group.

Then Big Wreck came back with different members. All Canadian other than the return of the original 2nd guitar player who’s American. In 2012 they released the album “Albatross” then “Ghosts” in 2014

The only constant thing throughout all of this has been the singer/song writer/lead guitarist Ian Fletcher Thornley, who has a solo album being released on Friday, October 30th. More of an acoustic sound along with other soothing instruments.

Songs I like, “Sugar Ray” had to skip a few. I only have one album. They were big in the ’90s. Honestly, I haven’t listen to this since I was in University, in the fall semester of ’98 & the year of ’99.

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Bye,

Chris