🎶 Live at The Royal Albert Hall by Alter Bridge Review

When I got the email that Alter Bridge recorded a live album with a full orchestra I was extremely hyped. Strings sections with rock music is my kryptonite, in a good way. I’ve greatly enjoyed listening to it and I recommend you check it out too. If you like what you hear, I recommend you to sit down with the Blu ray and a surround sound set up and soak it all in. With a full orchestra, the added channels of separation make for a clearer and more nuanced experience.

The Blu Ray also includes interviews with the band and the various people who made this special set of shows a reality. It is cool to hear them talk about Words Darker Than Their Wings which was a stand out track during my first listen. Apparently its been a fan favorite they have considered playing live for years, but Myles wasn’t so sure about it. Once you hear it, you’ll understand why. He hits a note at the end that is in the stratosphere. With the swelling crescendo of the Parallax Orchestra behind him, it is a goosebump inducing moment. I’m glad they played it and hopefully next time I see them live the ice has been broken and they’ll play it again.

This is one of the better live concert videos I’ve gotten in some time. I’m excited to see what Alter Bridge does next.

Checked to see if we have HBO for Pod Save America tonight (thought we got it for free when we got our first year). Not only do we have it, but it’s playing Taken which I’ve wanted to rewatch for a real long time. This will be an awesome night.

Pleasure brewing beer with these two. We may not have won, but after kicking the keg and getting so many compliments, it was a very rewarding day. Looking forward to many more!

A coworker still uses an iPhone 4 on iOS 7. I couldn’t believe that I ever used a phone so small. I also couldn’t believe his phone’s battery was still fine 8 years later.

Just saw the most recent Kavanaugh news… I’m really glad Rachel and I pushed off our engagement photos because of fleet week. It’s hard to smile right now.

Just pulled out my X to send it back to Apple and it’s insane how the body adjusts. Silly tiny toy 😂

I’ll miss it though, this device was transformative.

Hour 0: Goodness this device is big. It was hard to tap that notification!
Hour 1: I’ve missed the larger keyboard, this is nice.
Hour 3: Plus size device hand techniques are remembered.
Hour 5: 5.8 sized device, nice knowing you.

Found out that Apple’s GiveBack program values stainless steel watches 20 dollars higher than the aluminum equivalent. The prices on that program are actually really good for them, but absolutely a joke for stainless buyers.