New music from September / October 2017

These are the new CD's / MP3's that I have purchased in September and October 2017.  If you click on the album photo, it will take you to purchase the CD's.

Wage War - Deadweight

Wage War - Deadweight

Convictions - I Will Become

Convictions - I Will Become

Death Therapy - The Storm Before The Calm

Death Therapy - The Storm Before The Calm

Spoken - IX

Spoken - IX

NF - Perception

NF - Perception

Fozzy - Judas

Fozzy - Judas

Thi'sl _ Levitate

Thi'sl _ Levitate

Red - Gone (Deluxe Edition)

Red - Gone (Deluxe Edition)

Seventh Seal - The Ghosts of What We Are

Seventh Seal - The Ghosts of What We Are

August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

August Burns Red - Phantom Anthem

Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War

Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War

Lecrae - All Things Work Together

Lecrae - All Things Work Together

Seventh Seal - The Crown

Seventh Seal - The Crown

You can view this new music on my Google Play playlist by clicking here.

Listia

Listia, in short, is like eBay, but instead of getting money for your purchases, you get credits.  With those credits you can buy other items.  If you so desire you can also cash them out for real cash, but in my opinion, you would get more bang for your buck to keep the credits and get items you want with it. Listia is so much easier to list and sale items than eBay.

Currently, as of 11/11/17, the transaction rate for credits is 27,500 Credits per US$1 .


About Listia:

Listia is a free online marketplace and mobile app for trading goods between individuals without using money. The platform has a system known as Listia credits to facilitate the trades. Users earn credits for giving away items they no longer need and can then use credits to get items that other users have listed. The marketplace uses an auction system where users bid on each other's items until the auction ends and the highest bidder wins. The user who listed the item then arranges for a pickup or ships the item directly to the winner.

In addition to the web site, Listia is also available as a native mobile app on both Android and Apple iOS devices.

Users may leave feedback at the end of transactions and there is a dispute system available, should someone not follow through with stated rules. The Listia support team handle cases and acts as a mediator between the buyer and seller. Sellers have the option to charge for shipping or provide free shipping. Buyers can filter listings based on their preferred shipping method.


Credit system:

Listia has created a system called Listia Credits to help facilitate trading on the site. Users earn credits during sign-up and then continue to earn more as they place items in the marketplace. Purchasing credits is also an option, and is Listia's main business model. Users may also gain credits by leaving feedback, completing offers on the site, participating in promotions, and general courtesies.

Closed Loop System

Listia credits are not classified as a true currency, but are a closed-loop stored value system. Credits are usable only within the limited scope of the Listia marketplace and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for money at any time. Credits also cannot be gifted or transmitted between users outside of a legitimate auction in the marketplace.

Inflation and Deflation

The number of credits a particular item will sell for has fluctuated over time due to various causes such as inflation and deflation during the early part of Listia's history. As the marketplace matured and liquidity increased, the fluctuation has decreased but prices still shift up and down based on current supply and demand trends. Looking at the history of one of the most popular items on Listia (Amazon gift cards) the scale of the price fluctuations can be seen.

In October/November 2009 a $5 Amazon gift card would sell for about 300-600 credits. By August/September 2010 $5 Amazon gift cards were going for double the price, 1000 credits. Looking at Amazon gift cards in May–October 2011 a $5 card sold for 2900 credits. Current auctions for these gift cards top 1500 credits per dollar.[

Credits to Cash

Starting in 2015, Listia silently released the option to sell credits for cash to select users. In order to qualify, the user must have the Trusted Seller's Badge (15 consecutive positive seller feedback on auctions they hosted and maintained a minimum 95% seller rating for 20 days)[ and have had accumulated 500,000 credits through their own auctions in the previous month. The user's payment is handled through PayPal. Since the option to sell, credit inflation has sky rocketed. As of now in March 2016, $1 = 7850 credits. Just last week it was 7500.

 

Listia also backs their buyers & sellers fully.

What's Covered?

Buyers get a FULL REFUND of credits:

  1. If an item won on Listia is not received or significantly not as described in the listing
  2. If a seller changes the listing terms (as outlined in the description) after it ends, and the buyer disagrees
  3. If a seller claims to have not received payment for shipping, and the buyer has proof the funds were transferred through a Listia Assurance protected payment method

Sellers can KEEP ALL credits*:

  1. If a winner does not pay shipping, is non-responsive, or otherwise experiences buyer's remorse
  2. If a winner claims they did not receive an item, but the seller has provided a valid tracking number indicating the item was delivered to the winner's verified address
  3. *Applicable after a winner has paid for the item. If a winner does not pay, the seller may cancel the transaction, list the item again, and listing fees are fully refunded.

How it Works

  1. Contact the seller or buyer if you have an issue and try to resolve it.
  2. If that doesn't work, just file a dispute from your listing page.
  3. We work with both parties and make a decision based on the guidelines above.

Which methods of paying for shipping protect my credits under Listia Assurance?

When items you win on Listia have shipping fees, you will need to send payment to the seller. The following methods of payment have you protected under Listia Assurance:

  1. PayPal and Google Wallet
  2. Personal checks
  3. Money orders

If the auction seller claims they did not receive payment, but you are able to show proof that the funds were transferred, then you will be eligible for a full credit refund.

The remaining payment method that is allowed by Listia, but not protected under Listia Assurance, is concealed cash. Sending cash in the mail is essentially untraceable, and using this method does not guarantee that you will be eligible for a full credit refund should your seller claim that shipping payment was not received.

What's Not Covered?

Listia does not handle the payment of shipping costs between buyer and seller, and therefore is not able to refund shipping costs incurred by either party. When paying a seller shipping costs, the best way to protect your money is to use a payment processor such as PayPal, which offers PayPal Purchase Protection. For more details, please see our rules page.

You can join through this link right here!

Five Star Homefoods - Get Your Free Sampler Box

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If you hate to grocery shop or just simply want to buy healthier, more natural foods, then you're in the right place.

Five Star delivers a seasonal order of your main menu items, flash frozen to lock in flavor and keep them tasting as fresh as the day they were harvested - guaranteed! 

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  • Meat is flash-frozen to lock in flavor and preserve your food naturally
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Request a free Chef's Sampler to compare the quality of our food to your local grocery store. Each all-natural sampler includes:

  • Two Certified Angus Beef Steaks
  • Two Chicken Breasts
  • Two Pork Chops
  • Organic Vegetables

Simply submit your information, we will contact you to confirm your delivery date and time.

Please note that we currently deliver to about a 100-mile radius of Philadelphia.

Below are photos of our most recent delivery.

You can check it out here!

Freezer is full

Freezer is full

Size of my freezer, you can ignore the mess I have around it.

Size of my freezer, you can ignore the mess I have around it.

PT Cubes, a Cool Desk Toy for Science Teachers, Students and Technology Admirers, Invites Kickstarter Contributions

 

PT Cubes, a Cool Desk Toy for Science Teachers, Students and Technology Admirers, Invites Kickstarter Contributions


York, PA — Everyone today is familiar with, and still admires, the very organized and functional periodic table without which no chemistry class could be run. An innovative project is now bringing sleek, cut and polished elements from the periodic table in the form of cubes that can be kept on a desk or working table.

B-My's is now inviting contributions for making small, one inch polished cubes from elements such as Aluminum, Zinc, Iron, Chromium, Titanium, Nickel, Copper and Zirconium. All cubes will contain at least 90% of the original metal, and the surface will be polished and laser labeled with the element’s name, symbol, atomic number and atomic weight.

“If you are a teacher, you are bound to talk about these elements. How impressed would your students be if you handled them a block of a real element?” says Brian Meyers Jr. of B-My's.

The PT cubes will be a great possession for teachers, students of various faculties, engineers, and everyone who admires the world and receives inspiration from the wonders of nature. PT cube will form a portion of the periodic table, which enlists all basic elements that the world is made of, right at an arm’s distance or to be held and touched, or compared. For visitors too, the PT cubes will form an interesting topic of conversation.

“Have the excitement of metals from the Periodic Table at your fingertips. We have delivered fully and on time for our previous Kickstarter projects, and we plan on doing the same for this one,” says Brian Meyers Jr.

The PT Cubes crowdfunding page is now open for funding, and is an all or nothing project, to be funded only if the goal is met by December 16, 2017.

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For more information, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bmy/pt-cubes-metal-elements-from-the-periodic-table


MEDIA CONTACT

Brian Meyers Jr.
B-My's
York, PA, USA
Phone: (717) 978-0099
Email: Brian@b-mys.com

 

New Kickstarter is Live! - PT Cubes

How would you like to have elements from the Periodic Table on your desk that you can feel and touch? Well, now you can! Order the PT Cubes Today! For one low price, you can order a set of 4 cubes.

Are you a Teacher, an Engineer, or just someone who likes cool desk toys? Well, now you can have your very own elements from the periodic table at an arm’s reach with PT Cubes.

When these are on your desk, you can look, touch, and hold them.

If you are a teacher, you are bound to talk about these elements. How impressed would your students be if you handled them a block of a real element?

If you are an engineer, like myself, you are always thinking outside the box about the next big thing. With these blocks, you could play with them, or compare the materials for your next project.

Even if you aren’t a teacher or an engineer, you can place these on your desk or on a table at home for great conversation pieces. Impress your guests with elements that they never heard of!

What elements will you get if you order?

For the lower level (Starting at just $38 USD), you will get 4 PT Cubes with 1 stand. The elements you will receive are Aluminum (AL), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe), and Chromium (Cr).

Aluminium is a relatively soft, durable, lightweight, ductile, and malleable metal with appearance ranging from silvery to dull gray, depending on the surface roughness. It is nonmagnetic and does not easily ignite. A fresh film of aluminium serves as a good reflector (approximately 92%) of visible light and an excellent reflector. The yield strength of pure aluminium is 7–11 MPa, while aluminium alloys have yield strengths ranging from 200 MPa to 600 MPa. Aluminium has about one-third the density and stiffness of steel. It is easily machined, cast, drawn and extruded.

Zinc is a bluish-white, lustrous, diamagnetic metal, though most common commercial grades of the metal have a dull finish. It is somewhat less dense than iron. The metal is hard and brittle at most temperatures but becomes malleable between 100 and 150 °C. Above 210 °C, the metal becomes brittle again and can be pulverized by beating. Zinc is a fair conductor of electricity. For a metal, zinc has relatively low melting (419.5 °C) and boiling points (907 °C). Many alloys contain zinc, including brass.

Iron metal has been used since ancient times. Pure iron is relatively soft, but is unobtainable by smelting because it is significantly hardened and strengthened by impurities, in particular carbon, from the smelting process. Crude iron metal is produced in blast furnaces.

Chromium is remarkable for its magnetic properties: it is the only elemental solid which shows antiferromagnetic ordering at room temperature (and below). Above 38 °C, it changes to paramagnetic.

For the upper level (starting at $110 USD), you will get the 4 above + 1 Stand, and the following 4 PT Cubes with another stand. The elements you will get extra include Titanium (Ti), Nickel (Ni), Copper (Cu), and Zirconium (Zr).

Titanium, as a metal, is recognized for its high strength-to-weight ratio. It is a strong metal with low density that is quite ductile (especially in an oxygen-free environment), lustrous, and metallic-white in color. The relatively high melting point (more than 1,650 °C or 3,000 °F) makes it useful as a refractory metal. It is paramagnetic and has fairly low electrical and thermal conductivity.

Nickel is a silvery-white metal with a slight golden tinge that takes a high polish. It is one of only four elements that are magnetic at or near room temperature, the others being iron, cobalt and gadolinium. Its Curie temperature is 355 °C (671 °F), meaning that bulk nickel is non-magnetic above this temperature.

Copper is one of a few metallic elements with a natural color other than gray or silver. Pure copper is orange-red and acquires a reddish tarnish when exposed to air. The characteristic color of copper results from the electronic transitions between the filled 3d and half-empty 4s atomic shells – the energy difference between these shells corresponds to orange light.

Zirconium is a lustrous, grayish-white, soft, ductile and malleable metal that is solid at room temperature, though it is hard and brittle at lesser purities. In powder form, zirconium is highly flammable, but the solid form is much less prone to ignition. Zirconium is highly resistant to corrosion by alkalis, acids, salt water and other agents.

About the blocks are base:

The base will have 4 cutouts to display; it is made out of Aluminum and will be Black Anodized. This is made in the U.S.A.

All blocks will be made overseas; all will be polished and be labeled with a laser similar to the Aluminum block. Due to high costs, we were only able to obtain some samples of Aluminum, but the other blocks that are smaller are just examples of the final product. Each block is a 1” (25.4 mm) Cube. All metals will contacts at least 90% of the original metal.

We have delivered fully and on time for our previous Kickstarter projects and we plan on doing the same for this one!

Great Podcasts to check out!

Listen to Podcasts, insteasd of music, and maybe you will learn something!

Podcasts are a thing of the more recent times, the term actually invented in 2004.

So what is a podcast?

A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription, so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer, mobile application, or portable media player.

The word arose as a portmanteau of "iPod" (a brand of media player) and "broadcast". Thus, the files distributed are in audio format, but may sometimes include other file formats such as PDF or ePub. Videos which are shared following a podcast model are called video podcasts or vodcasts.

The distributor of a podcast maintains a central list of the files on a server as a web feed that can be accessed through the Internet. The listener or viewer uses special client application software on a computer or media player, known as a podcatcher, which accesses this web feed, checks it for updates, and downloads any new files in the series. This process can be automated so that new files are downloaded automatically, which may seem to the user as though new episodes are broadcast or "pushed" to them. Files are stored locally on the user's device, ready for offline use. There are many different mobile applications available for people to use to subscribe and listen to podcasts. Many of these applications allow users to download podcasts or stream them on demand as an alternative to downloading. Many podcast players (apps as well as dedicated devices) allow listeners to skip around the podcast and control the playback speed.

Some have labeled podcasting as a converged medium bringing together audio, the web, and portable media players, as well as a disruptive technology that has caused some people in the radio business to reconsider established practices and preconceptions about audiences, consumption, production, and distribution. Podcasts are usually free of charge to listeners and can often be created for little to no cost, which sets them apart from the traditional model of "gate-kept" media and production tools. Podcast creators can monetize their podcasts by allowing companies to purchase ad time, as well as via sites such a Patreon, which provides special extras and content to listeners for a fee. It is very much a horizontal media form: producers are consumers, consumers may become producers, and both can engage in conversations with each other.


Here is a list of podcasts that I currently listen too, some on a weekly basis, and others depending on when they release new shows.  You can check them out by clicking on the photos and the podcast itself will give you a description. These are mostly on the Google Play store, but you can find most of these in iTunes as well.

One year. Every day. 365 days through the Bible in community with tens of thousands of others around the globe following the same quest. Hand crafted daily from the rolling hills of Tennessee, Nashville based author and speaker Brian Hardin is your guide on the adventure of a lifetime. Visit us on the web at www.dailyaudiobible.com A YEAR CHANGES EVERYTHING!

One year. Every day. 365 days through the Bible in community with tens of thousands of others around the globe following the same quest. Hand crafted daily from the rolling hills of Tennessee, Nashville based author and speaker Brian Hardin is your guide on the adventure of a lifetime. Visit us on the web at www.dailyaudiobible.com A YEAR CHANGES EVERYTHING!

Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words... REAL TALK. | Bad Christian The language and topics used in this podcast are for mature listeners. Listen at your own discretion.

Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words... REAL TALK. | Bad Christian The language and topics used in this podcast are for mature listeners. Listen at your own discretion.

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever be able to live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Which personality tests should I believe in? And what is, definitively, the strangest place worth visiting in the US? (Many important historians are counting on them to figure it out!) In each episode, these Part-Time Geniuses dive headfirst into a seemingly ridiculous topic, collecting memorable facts and uncovering secret histories in pursuit of genuine answers. Our hosts have no intention of connecting the dots alone. Listeners are welcome to pull up a chair and show off their smarts in lively quiz segments. And Will and Mango will be tapping some of their favorite brains-- scientists, comedians and authors, for help along the way. Tune in each week to learn whether you should be washing your bananas (you should), whether freezing your body is a better value than freezing just your head (it isn't), and what James Bond has to do with tax laws (everything!) in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever be able to live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Which personality tests should I believe in? And what is, definitively, the strangest place worth visiting in the US? (Many important historians are counting on them to figure it out!) In each episode, these Part-Time Geniuses dive headfirst into a seemingly ridiculous topic, collecting memorable facts and uncovering secret histories in pursuit of genuine answers. Our hosts have no intention of connecting the dots alone. Listeners are welcome to pull up a chair and show off their smarts in lively quiz segments. And Will and Mango will be tapping some of their favorite brains-- scientists, comedians and authors, for help along the way. Tune in each week to learn whether you should be washing your bananas (you should), whether freezing your body is a better value than freezing just your head (it isn't), and what James Bond has to do with tax laws (everything!) in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

Matt Carter has conversations with interesting people about stuff

Matt Carter has conversations with interesting people about stuff

An hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” You Bet Your Garden, hosted by Mike McGrath, is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.

An hour of “chemical-free horticultural hijinks,” You Bet Your Garden, hosted by Mike McGrath, is a weekly, nationally syndicated Public Radio show airing out of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia that offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide.

Learn Hebrew fast, easy and at your own pace with HebrewPod101.com Audio Podcasts and Videocasts. **--- Free Lifetime Account and password protected iTunes lesson feed available at HebrewPod101.com ---** ... NOW OVER --- 101,000,000 --- Language Lessons downloaded so far and Brian Heater of -- PC Magazine -- says "These podcasts offer a painless and FREE way to bone up on the language and culture in a relevant, real world way that you won't get in a class room or on a CDROM." You get comprehensive, easy to use lessons that make learning Hebrew fun for anyone. Each audio podcast contains a complete lesson and can be downloaded in seconds to your iPod, iPhone, iPad, computer or mp3 player so that you can learn Hebrew quickly and actually be speaking Hebrew in no time at all. These Audio Podcasts and Videocasts are your ticket to learning to speak Hebrew with confidence and accuracy, and you'll be speaking Hebrew with your very first lesson! :)

Learn Hebrew fast, easy and at your own pace with HebrewPod101.com Audio Podcasts and Videocasts. **--- Free Lifetime Account and password protected iTunes lesson feed available at HebrewPod101.com ---** ... NOW OVER --- 101,000,000 --- Language Lessons downloaded so far and Brian Heater of -- PC Magazine -- says "These podcasts offer a painless and FREE way to bone up on the language and culture in a relevant, real world way that you won't get in a class room or on a CDROM." You get comprehensive, easy to use lessons that make learning Hebrew fun for anyone. Each audio podcast contains a complete lesson and can be downloaded in seconds to your iPod, iPhone, iPad, computer or mp3 player so that you can learn Hebrew quickly and actually be speaking Hebrew in no time at all. These Audio Podcasts and Videocasts are your ticket to learning to speak Hebrew with confidence and accuracy, and you'll be speaking Hebrew with your very first lesson! :)

GermanPod101.com is an innovative and fun way of learning the German language and culture at your own convenience and pace. Our language training system consists of free daily podcast audio lessons, video lessons, German Word of the Day, a premium learning center, and a vibrant user community. Stop by GermanPod101.com today for a Premium 7-Day Free Trial and Lifetime Account to even more fun, fast and easy German lessons!

GermanPod101.com is an innovative and fun way of learning the German language and culture at your own convenience and pace. Our language training system consists of free daily podcast audio lessons, video lessons, German Word of the Day, a premium learning center, and a vibrant user community. Stop by GermanPod101.com today for a Premium 7-Day Free Trial and Lifetime Account to even more fun, fast and easy German lessons!

Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing. Whether English is your first language or your second language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips will make you a better and more successful writer. Grammar Girl is a Quick and Dirty Tips podcast. To download podcast episodes not shown here, visit QuickandDirtyTips.com

A Podcast about Marriage and Dating. Join Mark, co-hosts Diane Brierley and Phil Gungor as they discuss any and all issues concerning life, love and marriage. Watch now by clicking the link above, or check out past episodes in our archives. This is your opportunity to have Mark answer your questions.

A Podcast about Marriage and Dating.

Join Mark, co-hosts Diane Brierley and Phil Gungor as they discuss any and all issues concerning life, love and marriage. Watch now by clicking the link above, or check out past episodes in our archives. This is your opportunity to have Mark answer your questions.

Pastor Mark Gungor preaches a message to our Sunday morning services.

Pastor Mark Gungor preaches a message to our Sunday morning services.

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How do landfills work? How do mosquitos work? Join Josh and Chuck as they explore the Stuff You Should Know about everything from genes to the Galapagos in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin lets loose on these no-holds barred, explicit versions of the program. Steve gets down and dirty with Hollywood celebrities, past wrestling buddies, present pros, MMA fighters, athletes, movie stuntmen and from time to time, you the working man (or woman).

Live from Hollywood, CA by way of the Broken Skull Ranch, Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer, Action Movie/TV star, Steve Austin lets loose on these no-holds barred, explicit versions of the program. Steve gets down and dirty with Hollywood celebrities, past wrestling buddies, present pros, MMA fighters, athletes, movie stuntmen and from time to time, you the working man (or woman).

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today's wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol' JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe.

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, considered the greatest announcer in wrestling history, brings his incredible celebrity roster of friends, his insight and analysis of today's wrestling stars and storylines, and YOU to his weekly discussion of everything squared circle. Join in the fun as Good Ol' JR takes your calls, makes a few of his own, and spreads the wrestling love around the globe.

Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!

Recorded from all over the globe, multiple time world champion pro wrestler, lead singer of Fozzy and New York Times best-selling author Chris Jericho rocks the podcast world with "Talk Is Jericho," his unique, weekly take on all things pop culture and life in general. Sit down with Chris as he interviews some of the biggest names in entertainment and discusses the minutia of wrestling, music, television, movies and twerking!! All-ages welcome. No ID required!

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USA - The nation where we care more about NFL players than anything else

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In a nation where we care more about what overpaid NFL players do than a United States Territory who was literally destroyed.   The territory I am talking about is Puerto Rico.

First, there is a nation in trouble from the Hurricane Maria; we need to all keep them in our thoughts and prayers.  You can donate to the cause here for the Red Cross.

Back on the topic of the National Anthem…

I am sure everyone has noticed that all the media is talking about is the NFL players protest and what President Donald Trump is saying about said topic.

First, I must add that I in no way agree with this form of protest and am not promoting it. I do find it disrespectful towards the United States flag and am not trying to start any arguements.  But, the way the players are protesting, in reality, does not affect any of us in any shape or form.

After speaking to a Co-Worker of mine who is originally from Vietnam, I have changed my perspective, slightly, on this whole NFL protesting issue.  If you don’t know, or missed that class in History, Vietnam is a communist nation.  Think something close to what North Korea is today.  He told me growing up if you did not stand for their national anthem and sing it, not just lip sing, you would get beat harshly.  I am sure if you did in Vietnam what the NFL players are doing here, they would be publically executed. At 18 he left Vietnam and came to the United States of America.  That was 20+ years ago and he is now a U.S. citizen.

Everyone that lives in America should feel lucky that we have Freedom of Speech. We have the First Amendment that reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This same co-worker was at the New England Patriots game on Sunday and was in the area that started the boos for the players knelling.  First of all, booing during the National Anthem is more disrespectful that knelling and second he told me some of the guys that were booing still had hats on which are also disrespectful.

Heck, everyone that complains that there needs to be a peaceful protest and not destruction, but when that peaceful protest happens, in this case during the National Anthem at a NFL game, people get up in arms.  I mean that might not be the best time and place for a protest but it is peaceful.  I am cool with the kneeling of the national anthem by pro players under one condition. They are working, they are in their UNIFORMS and as professionals they are expected to do a job, as professionals....remember that, as professionals. If these professionals want to protest the USA because they consider it bad, or wrong, then Professionals who make wedding cakes, wedding photos, wedding planning can protest gay marriage by not proving services to the LGBT community, and take a knee on the issue. Then hospital Professionals have the right to protest not proving insurance for abortions, or performing abortions as well. They can take a knee on the issue. Police and Firefighters can protest Antifa by not showing up when Antifa members are attacked by regular citizens who fight back. They can take a knee. Trump can protest the press for their unfair coverage of his presidency by taking a knee and not allowing any press (except for fox) in the press briefing room, or on Air Force One, or allow any of his team to interview with anyone (except for Fox). He can take a knee. So I say if the NFL Professionals can take a knee and not perform their duties then other Professionals can do the same thing.

To everyone that is protesting the NFL over the NFL players protesting the National Anthem, are you really protesting the NFL or are you still checking the scores, your fantasy teams, and the news?  If you really want to protest the NFL, cancel your cable because the NFL is still getting money from you even though you’re not watching it.

Most of the players that have commented on the protests have their reasons, and most, if not all, have said that they support our Military and our Country.  I did not agree with everything Obama said and did, but I respected him and prayed for him daily because he was the President of the United States of America.

So to get to my long ranted point, just imagine what we could accomplish as a nation if everyone that Protests and is upset at the Protests if we all work together.

Just remember, the United States flag does not represent Donald Trump. The flag is not a skin color, not a cop, religion, an ideology, Trump, Obama, Lincoln, Washington, and every other President. The flag represents Freedom and all Americans.

End rant.

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The only real reason to take a knee

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Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. If you don't know where that is, just Google it from the sidelines. Hold a musket ball in your fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so just wait your turn.Take your cleats and socks off to get a real experience. Then take a knee.

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Then, take one at the beach in Normandy where man after American man stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces...the very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

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Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. from Khe San to Saigon...Anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles.There was no playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they represented. When they came home, they were protested as well..and spit on for reasons only cowards know.

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Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree heat..Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress...Your number won't be printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but there won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your own.

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There's a lot of places to take a knee. Americans have given their lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought as a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of ground taken...but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering forests and bitter cold mountains...every inch marked by an American life lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans...just American men and women...delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us...blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee."

You haven't an inkling what it took to get you where you are...but your "protest" is duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is retired...

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank him for preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all...because He is the one who provides those things.

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But there will be no protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the brave. It goes like this...

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Barkbox - A monthly subscription service for your pups!

Barkbox is a monthly subscription service for your dogs!  Any size dog from the few pounders, to the couple hundred pounders.  If your pouches are like mine, they like to rip up every toy they give so Barkbox even has a set up for heavy chewers!

So what is Barkbox/

You sign up and get a box each month.  The box will contain a variety of goodies from toys to treats that your dogs will love.

My dogs, especially Ellie, love to get the box each month.  They can sniff it out every time it comes.

If you would join through my referral link, you will get a free box!

So, who is bark box?

We’re dog people. Crazy dog people. BARK (that’s us) launched in 2012 with BarkBox, our monthly themed subscription of all-natural treats and clever toys. Since then, we’ve shipped more than 50 million of our favorite things to the dogs in our pack, and we’ve used that accumulated expertise to create our own products, experiences, and content.

At BARK, we know that dogs aren’t pets; they’re family. Our people, crazy dog people, believe that their dogs deserve the best. The best treats, the best toys, the best seat on the couch. Together, we’re driven to be the people our dogs think we are.

Dog people get it.

What does love mean?

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Slow down for three minutes to read this.   
                          
                   
A group of professional people
posed this question
to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds ,
 

  
'What does love mean?' 

  
The answers they got were broader, deeper, 
and more profound than anyone could have ever imagined !
 
                           
 
See what you think:                             


  
   
  

'When my grandmother
got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint
her toenails anymore.. So my
grandfather does it for her all the time , even
when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
 

  

Rebecca- age 8 

  

  

  

'When someone loves you , the
way they say your name is different. 
You just know that your name
is safe in their mouth.'
 

  
Billy - age 4 

  

  

  

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume
and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other.'
 

  

Karl - age 5 

  

  

  

'Love is when you go out to eat
and give somebody most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs.'
 

  
Chrissy - age 6 

  

  

  

'Love is what makes you smile
when you're tired.'
 

  
Terri - 
age 4
 

  

  

  
'Love is when my
mommy makes coffee for my daddy and
she takes a sip before giving it to him , to
make sure the taste is OK.'
 

  

Danny - age 8 

  

  

  

'Love is what's in the room with
you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and just listen.'
 

  
Bobby - age 7
(Wow!)
 

  

  

  
'If you want to learn to love better , 
you should start with a friend who you hate. '
 

  
Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on 
this planet)
 

  

  

  
'Love is when
you tell a guy you like his shirt, 
then he wears it everyday.'
 

  
Noelle
- age 7
 

  

  

  
'Love is like a little
old woman and a little old man who are still
friends even after they know each other so
well.'
 

  
Tommy - age 6 

  

  

  

'During my piano recital , I was
on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the
people watching me and saw my daddy waving and
smiling.
 

  
He was the only one doing that. 
I wasn't scared anymore.'
 

  
Cindy - age 8 

  

  

  

'My mommy loves me
more than anybody
You don't see anyone else
kissing me to sleep at night.'
 

  

Clare - age 6 

  

  

  

'Love is when Mommy
gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
 

  
Elaine-age 5 

  

  

  

'Love is when Mommy
sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and
still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
 

  
Chris - age 7 

  

  

  

'Love is when your puppy licks
your face even after you left him
alone all day.'
 

  
Mary Ann - age 4 

  

  

  

'I know my older sister loves me
because she gives me all her old clothes
and has to go out and buy new ones.'
 

  
Lauren - age 4 

  

  

'When you love somebody , your
eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you.' (what an image)
 

  

Karen - age 7 

  

  

  

'Love is when Mommy
sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think
it's gross..'
 

  
Mark - age 6 

  

  

  

'You really shouldn't say
'I love you' unless you mean it. 
But if you mean it, 
you should say it a lot. People forget.'
 

  
Jessica - age 8 

  
And the final one: 

  

The winner was a four year old child
whose next door neighbor was an
elderly gentleman who had recently lost his
wife.
 

  
Upon seeing the man cry , the
little boy went into the old
gentleman's yard , climbed onto his
lap , and just sat there.
 

  
When his
Mother asked what he had said to the
neighbor , the little boy said ,
 

  

'Nothing , I just helped him cry' 

Texture - Unlimited Access To 200+ Digital Magazines - Free Trial

Before I get into details, you can start your free trial here.

Texture is best described as the Netflix of magazines: It's an app that, for a monthly fee, gives you all-you-can-read access to a large library of digital magazines.   You get over 200 of today's most popular magazines on one app.   You can even download them for offline use later.

Texture now places a bigger emphasis on individual articles, as opposed to just whole issues. For starters, there's a "New & Noteworthy" section, curated by human editors behind the scenes. That same team also puts together "Curated Collections," groups of stories around a theme -- say, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. On the other hand, you can be a curator too, and save stories to your own collections. In that respect, Next Issue's new approach reminds me not just of Netflix, but Spotify too. I could, if I wanted, listen to the same songs on repeat or read the same two fashion magazines. Or, I could avail myself of playlists (collections) curated by humans with good taste. I like that I can do both.

To be clear, you can still mark whole magazines as your favorites and set the app to automatically download new editions as they come in. But Next Issue, which is owned by a handful of traditional media companies like Conde Nast, knows that nowadays people are used to getting their news on Twitter, web logs and Facebook. To the extent that you're used to just clicking on random links, it was important to Next Issue that Texture look a little like a home page. And indeed it does.

Also like a regular news site, there's a built-in search feature that gives you access to an archive of more than 15,000 back issues and 500,000 stories, which you can read separately from their original issues. So, if I typed in the word "marathon", I'd see articles not just from Runner's World, which I subscribe to, but also Running Times, which I never read. That's obviously good for publishers, which want to gain new readers. (Next Issue Media pays them based on how much time readers spend reading their stories, so there's an incentive to reach more people if possible.)

But this design is good for me too: If we're going to continue comparing Texture to Netflix, then it's worth pointing out that one of the things that makes Netflix so appealing is the way it helps us discover new stuff. If Netflix is great because of its algorithm, and cable TV is great because of its TV guide, then Texture is compelling because it can point me toward things I wouldn't have read otherwise .

Here is a brief list of the few of the many magazines that are offered:

Finally, once again you can start your free trial here.

My New Tunes as of August 2017

For this blog update that I will do every once in a while, I will highlight my most recent music purchases, or tunes as I like to call them.  It will be all of my purchases so far in 2017.  I am always looking for new music, so if you have any suggestions, drop me a comment or shoot me an email.

As We Ascend – Farewell To Midnight

As We Ascend – Farewell To Midnight

Betraying the Martyrs – The Resilient

Betraying the Martyrs – The Resilient

The Browning – Isolation

The Browning – Isolation

Flatfoot 56 – Odd Boat

Flatfoot 56 – Odd Boat

Nothing Left – Destroy and Rebuild

Nothing Left – Destroy and Rebuild

The Letter Black – Pain

The Letter Black – Pain

Miss May I – Shadows Inside

Miss May I – Shadows Inside

For All Eternity – Metanoia

For All Eternity – Metanoia

Lastwatch – Leave a Light On

Lastwatch – Leave a Light On

Wage War – Deadweight  

Wage War – Deadweight

 

Random Hero – The Gift & The Curse

Random Hero – The Gift & The Curse

Blood of the Martyrs – Endgame

Blood of the Martyrs – Endgame

Since October – Life, Scars, Apologies

Since October – Life, Scars, Apologies

Righteous Vendetta – Cursed

Righteous Vendetta – Cursed

Matty Mullins – Unstoppable

Matty Mullins – Unstoppable

Darkness Divided – Written in Blood

Darkness Divided – Written in Blood

Beartooth – Aggressive

Beartooth – Aggressive

Full Devil Jacket – Valley of Bones

Full Devil Jacket – Valley of Bones

Lastwatch – Let You Sleep EP

Lastwatch – Let You Sleep EP

Random Hero – The Light & The Covering

Random Hero – The Light & The Covering

The Browning – Hypernova

The Browning – Hypernova

Theody – Design the Relationship

Theody – Design the Relationship

Demon Hunter – Outlive

Demon Hunter – Outlive

Matty Mullins – Self Titled

Matty Mullins – Self Titled

Bloodline Severed – Letters to Decapolis

Bloodline Severed – Letters to Decapolis

End of September – Self Titled

End of September – Self Titled

Glasslands – Pariah

Glasslands – Pariah

Silversyde – Casting Shadows

Silversyde – Casting Shadows

12 Stones – Picture Perfect

12 Stones – Picture Perfect

Ways to Save Money: Gift Card Granny

I will be adding another series of the many variety of things to my Blog, this time is Ways to Save Money. 

What is Gift Card Granny?  Well, in short, it is website that posts discounted gift cards found across the web.  Even shows the cards that are currently for sale on eBay.

Save up to 72% on more than 135,000 discount gift cards from your favorite brands. Granny knows best!  Currently the websites has 337,878 gift cards on sale.  Also every major (non Mom and Pop) stores is on there, including online stores.


Company Overview

Gift Card Granny is the most enigmatic member of The Frugals family: A kindly old lady with bifocals, a walker and one mean snickerdoodle recipe. But appearances can be deceiving. Gift Card Granny, the wisest of the brood, devised an ingenious way to defeat overspending with discount gift cards. As she aged, Gift Card Granny realized plastic can be used for more than birthdays and Christmas. The frugal fanatic experimented until she had a breakthrough: Granny discovered gift cards sold at a discount can be used for such everyday purchases as groceries, gas and clothing.

Story

The comparison marketplace is the culmination of Gift Card Granny's money-saving wisdom. It's a cozy place to buy, sell and trade gift cards. Shoppers are guaranteed the deepest discount and protected from Granny's arch-nemesis: buyers remorse. Here you'll find over 15,000 cards from hundreds of merchants in one convenient location. Cards culled from one of six trusted resellers can regularly be found for up to 50% off face value. Like many superheroes, the marketplace has a sidekick: The "sell" section is dedicated to preventing gift cards from becoming dust collectors. Shoppers who no longer want a card can sell it through the website for up to 90% cash back. The comparison function is a simple way to find the best offer from any of the six resellers. The Gift Card Alerts feature is the gray-haired financiers latest endeavor. You can sign up for e-mails alerts, select the gift cards you want and receive an electronic reminder. Every time a coveted new card goes on sale, you'll be among the first to know. Your selection can be changed at any time using an intuitive point-and-click menu.

Awards

Despite her modest demeanor, Gift Card Granny is a constant fixture in national publications. She has been seen on CBS's The Early Show, in the ink of The Los Angeles Times, and on the web pages of Walletpop and Mashable.


After explaining what Gift Card Granny is all about, I thought that I would share what cards I follow for discounts.  I get daily emails about these and you can set up many stores under your alerts.

Amazon

Amazon MP3

Babies-R-Us

Chick-fil-A

Christmas Tree Shops

Giant Foods

Google Play

Groupon

Hulu

KFC

Lowes

Netflix

Playstation Network

Papa Johns

Qdoba

Sams Club

Sheetz

Shell

Subway

Walmart

Verizon Wireless

If you are interested in signing up and checking out these offers, signup is free, and you can go here.

Feel free to ask me and questions!

App Manager on Google Play

App Manager is an Android Device lite tool made to simplify help the tasks for the user to batch uninstall and applications backup for later use with the least amount of permissions. The App Manager quickly prepares the list of all the installed applications on the device, it shows information about each application and allows the user to choose whether to uninstall, backup or read detailed information about each application.

Features

- Backup APKs to SDCard
- Install APKs from SDCard
- Uninstall applications
- Share apps via email, Bluetooth, Share it or Xender with just a few clicks
- Easiest uninstaller - single click on an app to uninstall it

Backups are good to have for your games, and other apps. The reason being is because if your phone crashes then you always have backups and can pick up right where you left off.

Is it time to turn off the NFL?

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Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following:

 

Commissioners,

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium.

 

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

 

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

 

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

 

You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

 

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?

 

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

 

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

 

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.

They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.

 

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

 

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

 

Time to change the channel.

 

Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman Allen West. West then posted the letter to his news website.

  

GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY!!!!!

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Favorite Music

Music is always a passion to almost everyone nowadays.  I listen to everything from Heavy Metal to Hip-Hop to Pop to Folk Music, everything except for Country music.  When most people sit back and like to listen to Country music for comfort, it just makes me angry.  Then again, Heavy Metal music calms me down.

Within the past few years I purged my music library to get rid of a lot of negative music.  My music library only consisted of Christian artists.  Within the past year or two, I have become more open again and have been exploring some of the secular music, and when I mean secular I mean bands that do not consider themselves a Christian Band.  The swearing in music no longer bothers me, as long as it is used in context to express meaning to something and not just swearing for the fun of it.   Also, as long as the lyrics aren’t being completely negative, talking about using drugs, sleeping with women, etc. then I am up for checking out new music.  So if you are in a band and not listed on my list below, I am willing to check out your music!

I also am a fan of buying music.  No illegal downloading here.  Yes, I do have a Google Play account, but I still buy CD's and T-Shirts of all of my favorite bands!  You can't say you like an artist if you just stream there music for $10 a month on whatever streaming service you use, because that supports the band very little.

Below is a list of my favorite bands in each of my “main” genres.  You can click on their photo to check out their Websites.  All photos are copyright to the band and/or their photographers.

Rock – Disciple

Disciple was one of the first Christian band I listened too, this started back in 2007.  There music has helped me through some rough times and I still love their music today.  I respect what Kevin Young (lead singer) has done with the band over the course of 25+ years spreading the good word of Jesus. I have seen lots of people accept Jesus through his sermons, well not sermons but mid set speech.  Kevin, you happen to read this, I just want to say that you have been playing longer than most of your fans have been alive (joke intended).

Metal – Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter was the first metalcore band CD I bought back in 2008.  That CD was Storm the gates of Hell.  Even though they do not tour much anymore, I try to see them when I can and it seems that they are always swinging by my area of PA.

Metal (new) – Fit For A King

One day when Demon Hunter calls it quits (I hope no time soon), Fit For A King will overtake them as my number 1 Metal band.  I actually found out about them most recently, within the past few years.  Love the message they present in their music and what they stand for.

Hip-Hip – Thi’sl

Thi’sl, just check out his music.  This guy has been through so much in his life, I respect this guy and love what he is doing in his city, and around the world.  I know some of his story; I will not share it because I do not want to get anything wrong.  His lyrics are real and he spreads the message well.

Female Fronted Rock & Metal – The Letter Black

I have been a long time fan of The Letter Black since their original band name Breaking the Slience and their newest CD just knocked it out of the park with making them my #1 female front rock & metal band.  Just check them out!

All the rest of my favorites, these are in alphabetical order with some other categories.  You can click on the band name to see their website / Facebook page.

Rock:

12 Stones

3 Times Driven

7eventh Time Down

As We Ascend

Day of Fire

Decyfer Down

Family Force 5

Love and Death (Brian "Head" Welch of Korn's band)

Matty Mullins

Nine Lashes

P.O.D.

Project 86

The Protest

Random Hero

RED

Seventh Day Slumber

Skillet

Spoken

Theocracy

Thousand Foot Krutch

Three Days Grace

Write This Down

 

Metal:

Ace Augustine

August Burns Red

Beartooth

Becoming the Archetype

Betraying the Martyrs

Blood of the Martyrs

The Browning

Convictions

Death Therapy

Destroy the Runner

The Devil Wears Prada

For All Eternity

Forevermore

The Ghost Inside

Gideon

Glasslands

Impending Doom

Memphis May Fire

Miss May I

Nothing Left

Righteous Vendetta

Rival Choir

Toarn

Wage War

War of Ages

Wolves at the Gate

 

Hip-Hop:

Andy Mineo

Canon

Derek Minor

Lecrae

NF

Rapture Ruckus

 

Female Fronted Rock & Metal Bands:

Drive Thru Society

Eowyn

Evanescence

Fireflight

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh

Icon For Hire

Lacey Sturm (Former Flyleaf Lead Singer)

Light Up The Darkness

Silversyde

Theody

Veridia

 

Pop:

Beckah Shae

Britt Nicole

V.Rose

 

Punk & Other:

Children 18:3

Flatfoot 56

Nyves

 

Disfunct and bands on Hiatus that need to come back! (Any bands that did not put out new music in the past few years):

The Ascendicate - Metal

Blessed By A Broken Heart - Rock

End of September - Female Fronted Rock

Exiting the Fall - Metal

Fades Away - Rock

For Today - Metal

Haste the Day - Metal

Lastwatch - Female Fronted Rock

A Plea for Purging - Metal

The Showdown - Metal

Since October - Rock

Texas in July - Metal

Those Who Fear - Metal

We As Human - Rock

Here is also a link to my Workout Playlist on Google Play.

Ready Player One

I just finished reading, well listening, to Ready Player One.  Before I get too far into my short spoiler free review, I would highly recommend listening to this book over reading it, Wil Wheaten reads it and it is amazing.

Do you like music from the 1980’s?  What about movies from the 80’s? What about video games from the 80’s?  Do you like just one of them or do you like the 80’s culture all together?

Well, Ready Player One is based in the year 2044; the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels and the consequences of global warming, causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the OASIS, a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and haptic technology such as gloves. It functions both as an MMORPG and as a virtual society, with its currency being the most stable in the real world. It was created by James Halliday who, when he died, had announced in his will to the public that he had left an Easter egg inside OASIS, and the first person to find it would inherit his entire fortune and the corporation. The story follows the adventures of Wade Watts, starting about five years after the announcement, when he discovers one of the three keys pointing to the treasure.

You might first be thinking, why would I read a book that is all about some game?  The book is more than just about a game.  It is all about an adventure, an adventure through a game with lots of material from the 80’s.  It also is a thriller, action, heck even a love story.  It touched lots of movies, games, music, and more.

As you read/listen to it, you will come to a realization to why the book is called Ready Player One and it is not what you think.

This book was so good; it just left you wanting more.  I was disappointed when it ended, not because how it ended, but because I just want more.  There are articles saying a sequel might be in the works.  There is also a movie in the works that is supposed to be released on March 30, 2018 and it looks promising based on the trailer.

I highly recommend a read, well more of a listen.  You can read and listen to it for free from 2 weeks, Hoopla & Overdrive.  The only thing you need is a library card, which you can get from your local library.  These websites work like your standard library, if someone else has it checked out, you have to wait until they are done and check it back in until you can borrow it.

I am not going to lie, after listening to this I want to hook up my Atari and start playing some old games!  Ready Player One!

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Learn about Brian

Brian Meyers Jr. is the owner and currently the solo author of B-My's and B-My's Blog.  He is a Christian, Husband, Dad to 1 son and 2 pups, loves beer and Squirrels, is a Gardener, Mechanical Engineer, and an Advocare Advisor.

And that is the short version.

So now the sorta long version.

I, Brian, was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1989, graduated from Greater Johnstown High School in 2007, then from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2011 with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree.  Moved to York, Pennsylvania in 2012 for work and have lived here ever since.

I am a Christian and a follower of Christ, attend church regularly, and read my Bible daily.  I post up daily Bible verses that can be seen on my Instagram and Twitter.

I am a Husband to my wife Kayla; we were married in July of 2013.  We currently have 1 son, Wyatt (born in February 2017), and two dogs Ellie and Hannah.  Ellie is a Black Lab & German Shepherd Mix and we got her in 2012.  Hannah is a Border Collie mix that we rescued as a puppy from Homeward Bound Animal Rescue who rescued her from a high kill shelter.

I am an avid beer lover. and will try any beer at least once.  I am a fan of dark beers and wheat beers.  I will not drink any beers that have the word Lite in it.  I will post up what I am drinking on Instragram, hoping that one day I can get free beer from one of those companies.

I am a huge fan of squirrels, I have squirrels throughout my house.  I mean, how can you not see a squirrel and yell SQUIRREL!

I love to garden, growing stuff every year.  Anything from Squash and Zucchini to the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper.

I am a Mechanical Engineer for a company called EMKA Inc.

My wife and I are also an Advocare Advisors, which you will see posts about on my Health Blog.

I also have an extremely rare disease called Synovial Chondromatosis, which can also be found on my health blog as well as my old blog.

I started B-My’s as a salsa company, called B-My’s Homemade, then branched out to designing items and now blogging.  More information can be found in the About section.

I will post up something new about myself every so often.  All can be found under the category Learn about Brian.