Sunday, April 13th 2014
I have 3 “Extreme” albums and a TON of “Faith No More” albums that James put on this computer when he built it for us. I haven’t listened to either that much, so I can’t do a viable review of either group. What I’ve heard so far is really good. OK, give me crap for listening to “Fall Out Boy”. I like them since I find them catchy. Especially the latest album “Save Rock & Roll”. It couldn’t be further away from rock music, it’s way more of a dance party album! Big bass drum to dance to. Unless you’re here. I’ve banned dancing in my house (Elka, this means you!!!) unless it’s me with my “stripper/transfer poles” the poles are here for me beside our bed and the couch so I can stand up with my hands on them since I have very little balance, if any at all.
Back to “Fall Out Boy” this song was all over Much Music when they played music videos back in my day (that makes me feel older as well) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhG-vLZrb-g
I liked it! It wasn’t mind blowing or terrible either to my ears. Simple music, catchy music. I used to force myself to listen to something I didn’t like so I would learn to like it.
So when this “Save Rock & Roll” album was released in 2013 I listened to the preview on iTunes first as with most music I purchase now. I did attach one of their singles to it, since I like Micheal Jackson…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk8Pb17pcQI It says John Mayer played on this single, I assume he did the guitar solo? Here’s a few songs from the album though…
First song on the album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hDZbroaQDc
#2 on the album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B55XbHYJmU0
2 other songs from the album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9hESWfeXG0
Music videos are nothing more than commercials for the album. These songs, NOT the videos, sold the album to me. Light shows and pyrotechnics are a part of the concert that usually isn’t needed. You can’t polish a turd! There’s only 2 shows I’ve seen where the light shows have impressed me, if I didn’t like the album, why would I go? U2 had a really good light show when I saw them a little more than a decade ago and Tool had an AWESOME light show. They didn’t need light shows, but there’s always a light show at every concert. I just like well played, live music. I like to see the stage, but it’s not that big of a deal if I can’t, that’s not why I’m there.
Yes, I had terrible days throughout my time in the WRC. One day I just refused to do any type of therapy, I was tired and in a bad mood. Kim took me to my occupational therapy session, and I didn’t want to have any therapy at all that day. I ended up just going for a short walk with my walker, Kim and my physio therapist. My sessions were supposed to be 45minutes-1 hour. One walk down the hall and back, 15 minutes and then I just said NO. I was done and didn’t want to do anything more that day! I didn’t blow up yelling and swearing at my therapists, like I saw another patient do. The next day I apologized for my stubborn behaviour. What I heard back blew me away “All in a days work”. OK, but therapists, nurses, doctors and S.P.C.As don’t get paid to have patients yell at them or treat them like crap. They’re there to help those who can’t help themselves. One of my nurses said ”We aren’t here for the paycheck, that’s not why we do what we do.”
I’ve always been stubborn and anal if things aren’t perfect when I’ve done something. It’s genetic, both of my Grandfathers were and are that way. My father is that way too, everything that he does either at work or at home has to be perfect! And the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree!
I constantly swear at my feet when Kim takes me walking or if I practice going up & down a flight of stairs. I can be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc5iTNVEOAg I get VERY frustrated if I don’t see a huge improvement everytime I do something.
Even in school I just didn’t do certain things. I’d think “Why would I want to do that?”. I went to one canoeing class and that was enough. When I was 4 years old I went to one T-Ball practice and one game, then told my parents I wanted to play real little league baseball. If I knocked down the baseball-T, I was out! I always knocked it over!
I didn’t go down hill skiing, because I just didn’t want to. So I’ve never gone down hill skiing and it doesn’t bother me since I don’t know what I’m missing. Even in high school myself and a few others didn’t want to go camping with the French immersion group. I wasn’t about to spend a day and night in the middle of nowhere with multiple bullies around me, why would I do that to myself?
Ah, well it’s all in the past, water under the bridge! Forgive and forget what others have done. For myself, I never forget my mistakes that I’ve made, I learn from them, don’t repeat them, and remember as many of them as possible, I’ve always been that way!
I think I just barely escaped trouble? Kim says “Chris, you’re fat”. So yesterday I say “Kim you’re PHAT” Kim says “You meant that with a P.H. Right?” Me “Of course. Like AWESOME, FANTASTIC, SUPER COOL, WICKED” anyways, don’t tell her or else I’m screwed, OK?
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“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
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