HOW ABOUT REGION FREE EVERYTHING?

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I fell asleep to “Stone Temple Pilots (2018), “Tremonti” the album “A Dying Machine”, & finally “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

I exercised to “Gin Blossoms” 2 albums on shuffle.

You might recognize this Gin Blossoms song, it’s from a movie that was released in the 1990s

 

 

YAY!……..NOT.  It’s tick season.  I found one roaming my hair on Monday.  I assume I got it from my wife or dog who were North visiting her parents in a small town.  Just beware!

My finger is still quite tender but looks better.  2 very small bruises on the inside of my finger.  My ring finger & pinky are tender & useless.

I went to the vehicle on Friday to say goodbye to Kim & Brewster.  As I came back inside, a lady asked me if I was alone or had any assistance.  I replied “No, I’m alone, I’m OK.  My parents live in town if I need them.”

Don’t get me wrong I missed them like crazy!  It was nice to have some alone time though.  I’m rarely alone other than when Kim is at work.  I’m OK if I’m home by myself.  I’m able to do quite a bit here.  I can stand up to get something from the upper cupboards or in the pantry, I just have to hold on to the counter or doorway to reach those things.  If Kim calls & says she’ll be a bit late, I’m fine, Brewster not so much.  He knows what time she should be home by, & anxiously stares at the door within a ½ hour.

 

REGION FREE

 

I really do not like that if you’re not in the right place you can’t watch certain things.  I’ll find a www.youtube.com video & it works fine for me.  So I copy the link & put it on my blog, only to find that even I can’t view it on my blog?  Ridiculous & not needed.  If you’re able to watch something on one site, why not on another site?

Because I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada even www.rollingstone.com limits me from viewing some of their videos.  Odd since I subscribed to the magazine when I lived at my parents’ house, & it was delivered there no problem.

I bought a concert DVD of “In Flames” called “Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg”.  I ordered it on www.amazon.ca.  The blu-ray had region restrictions & said it would only play on blu-ray players made in Europe, the DVD had no such warning.  I waited for about a month, it came from Germany.  As soon as I got it I tried to play it in our blu-ray player, it was regionally restricted for European made players.  I don’t understand why it is regionally restricted?  Luckily my dad had 3 region free DVD players at his house & gave me one.  Their vocals are all in English but the stage banter is all Swedish with English sub-titles.  Wouldn’t they sell more blu-rays or DVDs if it wasn’t only available for European players?  I know have a DVD player just for that one DVD, weird………….I know?

There are multiple iTunes, basically one for every country.  I didn’t even realize that until I flipped mine to see if a certain album was available in the USA.  It was but the USA iTunes didn’t recognize 25% of the songs I had on my Canadian iTunes.  “Well that’s dumb!” I said to myself & immediately switched back & all of a sudden all of my music was back.

Why not have a region free iTunes?  More exposure for the artists & more money for Apple?  This regional stuff makes 0% sense to me.  It’s on the internet, why limit certain things?  It doesn’t have to be from a certain region for me to like it.

What gets me are the Dominican Republic, Cuban, & Mexican players who have played baseball in North America for years & can’t speak a word of English in an interview & always have a translator with them.  Before you get all pissy, let me explain.

Keep using your country’s language with others that know it like your wife, children, other players, other family members, etc.  When you’re on TV doing an interview, learn some English and use it.  “In the end” they’re making multi million dollars a year, I guess paying a translator is a small drop in the bucket for them.

 

I’ve heard a report that there will be no downloads or CDs, or any other way other than streaming music or buying vinyl records.  Much like a new “Tool” album, I’ll believe it when it happens!  If I have to pay $10 a month, do I get reimbursed for the months I don’t stream a new album?  I prefer to just own my music (as we’ve always been able to) & pay for it once either on iTunes or CD.  This is something I’d hate to see happen.

So, is rock dead?  NO!  The music industry is royally messed up!  Rock & metal musicians are just giving into whatever’s going on & don’t care.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/owning-music-buying-vinyl-cds-downloads-streaming-w521504

I’ll have a hard time streaming/renting music, if they have the option to download music I’m in, if not I’m going to purchase vinyl.  I’ve spoken to a few people at Apple, they’ve told me they’ve heard nothing about this, that or they’re lying to me.  I prefer to believe them

Yes, I spend more than $120 a year on music.  If you’re content with streaming music good for you, you have to realize or at least acknowledge that your favourite new musician might not be able to release new music on a regular basis.  So if they’re in a venue near you playing live, buy a T-Shirt or some kind of merchandise, fragrance, alcohol, etc.  They’re not making money on album streaming or even much on downloads.  If you’re not going to pay them for recording music, then you should consider buying other products with their name slapped on it.

Then you might realize something, “Why is my most hated band from the ‘70s so rich?  When my new favourite band of this current decade can’t afford a producer to record new material?”

Yes I used Napster & Torrent files.  Napster’s software was a mess.  Torrents were much better, probably due to newer technology being used.  When I was sick but able to leave the WRC for a few hours, I realized that I was part of the problem with the music industry & started purchasing CDs again.  When they dropped in price I used iTunes.

Let me get this straight.  I can sit here & pay $10/month for music that I don’t actually own, but I can’t pay & download it in the comfort of my home?  That makes no sense at all?

 

10 best Tool songs according to Loud Wire

http://loudwire.com/best-tool-songs/

 

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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

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ROAD RAGE

I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm und Drang” the entire album, then a small portion of “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

SORRY LANGUAGE IT’S LIVE!!!!

I exercised to “The Pretty Reckless” both albums on shuffle

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Sure, there are people out there driving differently than you. I’ve been told not to waste my time & energy & I always ask myself first “Will this matter in 20 years?”. The answer is NO! 99.99% of the time, so it’s quite rare that I get angry about stuff.

If I’m a passenger in someone’s vehicle, why are you ranting & raving to me about the so called idiot driving near us? I can’t fix it? Talk to them tell them how you’d like them to drive. What’s the point of getting angry at me & why do I need to hear it? Are you willing to take driving suggestions from them? If not, your passengers don’t need to hear you having a hissy fit over someone that cut you off, drives too fast or too slow, etc. What the heck did I do & why are you complaining to me? I CAN’T FIX IT!!! FIGURE IT OUT, I DON’T NEED /WANT TO HEAR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meisha Tate on Conan

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/miesha-tate-takes-jab-at-ronda-rousey-on-conan-20160622

I’m sure the members of Led Zeppelin have a few million to share in a result of a loss in the court battle?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/what-happens-if-led-zeppelin-loses-the-stairway-to-heaven-trial-20160622

Stephen Colbert on the NRA & gun control in general

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-blast-senate-over-rejected-gun-bills-20160622

10 songs Led Zeppelin ripped off. I like Led Zeppelin, I just came across this, like everything on this site. It’s a good thing Led Zeppelin made these bands famous, or else I would never have heard of them?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelins-10-boldest-rip-offs-20160622

Consequence of Sound review of Red Hot Chili Peppers new album “The Getaway”

10 best Red Hot Chili Peppers music videos

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/readers-poll-the-10-best-red-hot-chili-peppers-music-videos-20160622

This is my favourite by far. The link was freezing on me. You should be able to play each one if it’s working for you?

New artist from one of you followers. I like it, but it’s one of those things I’d buy & never listen to?

Sorry, only available at live shows. He’s from Chicago.

I guess if you purchase a physical CD of “The North Corridor” by Chevelle on July 8th it should be signed by the group.

REALLY? Two unheard songs purchased on eBay on analog tape.

http://loudwire.com/two-unreleased-songs-claimed-to-be-from-nirvana-surface-online/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVfThyzToWg

This explains the Copyright law facing www.youtube.com

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-linkin-park-trent-reznor-more-call-for-reform-digital-millennium-copyright-act/

Article with lead guitarist Mark Morton from Lamb of God!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/lamb_of_gods_mark_morton_im_a_blues_guitar_player_100_i_just_happen_to_be_in_a_metal_band.html

Big Wreck is writing & I think recording? Either way it’s great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At this point I really don’t care what Maynard’s up to until Tool releases a new album or announces their retirement.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-trailer-for-maynard-james-keenans-upcoming-memoir-20160622

Live again LANGUAGE Dave Grohl, “Learn to Fly” acoustic

Consequence of Sound’s “Netflix & Chill” segment

I’ve given up on this show. The first 2 seasons were really good, third season was very underwhelming, watched the first episode of the 4th season & packed it in on the “Orange is the New Black”

Remember this site is only my interpretation of things. I urge you to “dig” deep & find something you like. It’s a very subjective thing, the arts. This is on an album titled “Dig”

The verdict on Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” trial is in.

http://loudwire.com/led-zeppelin-not-guilty-stairway-to-heaven-trial/

New Rob Zombie video LANGUAGE & WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-medication-for-the-melancholy-video/

More Dave Grohl in the news, he reveals that he was high while preforming with Taylor Swift. Challenged to smoke up by Paul McCartney!

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-funny-story-duetting-taylor-swift-while-high-paul-mccartney-party/

LAGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Halestorm has been writing their next album & will also release another EP cover songs.

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-start-writing-next-album-plan-another-covers-ep/

Batman vs. Superman Ultimate Edition release date…………………?………………….maybe July 19th ?

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Batman-V-Superman-Ultimate-Edition-Blu-ray-DVD-Released-120987.html

Fall Out Boy feat. Missy Elliott “Ghostbusters” theme song

Ah, our neighbours South of us in Canada. This might work? Nothing else has.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/10-powerful-moments-from-the-congressional-gun-sit-in-20160623

I thought I heard that 92% of the Americans polled for some type of gun control?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-godawful-bill-at-the-center-of-the-gun-sit-in-20160623

Jimmy Fallon was FANTASTIC yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-macklemore-elle-fanning-play-catchphrase-on-fallon-20160623

This kid was on the show as well.

A new Chevelle song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Album out July 8th

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-pete-loeffler-the-north-corridor-album-young-wicked-song-premiere/

Song inside the link^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“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