Sorry, this got long too.


December 25th was Christmas with my family, as usual my parents wanted a Christmas list from me, then Mom buys almost everything on my list. Great, no complaining here…………………but. It always feels better to give. Kim & I were on a tight budget since we are still a bit in the red on payments to my parents who graciously gave us money while I was battling stage 4 brain cancer. My parents gift from us was a large payment of what my mother calls a “gift”. We intend to pay it all back. Everybody else was on a $50 limit. When I had the money, I loved going overboard on gifts. Where did I get that from? My parents. Friends ask me what I got for Christmas & I feel VERY embarrassed when I tell them. My mother delegates which gift is from who. My grandparents, my parents or anyone else who would like to partake. My brother, his girlfriend & Kim’s family end up asking me for other ideas for me. Liquor gift cards & iTunes gift cards are always welcome!


December 31st is my 7th year cancer free. Before I was diagnosed on Tuesday, February 5th 2008, I knew of 2 people that had cancer. My Grandmother who passed away from breast cancer & a co-workers wife that survived the cancer she had (I’m not sure what type of cancer she had). I now know of 8 people (roughly) personally who have had it or have it at the moment. I can’t offer any advice other than the Doctors are right but there is always that slight 0.01% chance they’re wrong. REMEMBER I WASN’T SUPOSSED TO COME OUT OF A COMA! My doctors got it wrong initially. 5-15% chance of ever opening my eyes again, yet here I am! I may look & sound different but I’m here & improving daily.


I was looking at the “…man in the mirror…” while in my wheelchair. Christmas goodies full of sugar have caught up to me. I look like Gru from “Despicable Me”, large torso with tooth pick legs. I think my holiday break from working out will end sooner than I had planned? I need a break, I’m tired. Monday, January 4th the routine continues.


Friday, January 1st was Christmas Eve with Kim’s family. We don’t have room here for Kim’s parents & brother to stay here, so they stay at Sherry & James’ house. We had some tasty “Tourtier” aka meat & potato pie, can’t taste the potatoes or else I’d choke or dry hieve. Opened stockings and gifts. Sherry cut the carrots………………..SQUARE! That just not right to me, they did have great rhythm though, they looked like they were ready to “Vogue”

Fancy carrots!


Saturday, January 2nd. It’s Christmas day with Kim’s family which means MORE TURNIPS! I love turnips, hate potatoes! No I’m not kidding!

Sunday my awesome in-laws return home. They should be home by the time I post this.


Motorhead cover The Rolling Stones


Stone Sour w/ Lzzy Hale cover “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones


A risk he took, & got caught.


Some of us survived brain cancer, some didn’t, unfortunately


I guess the Guns n’ Roses reunion is going to happen


Ozzy talks about Lemmy Kilmister


My morning routine involves a healthy glass of blended fruits & vegetables, lil’ TV, exercise, too much computron, & then I repeat my mantra…


I’m not counting “Sum 41” out yet. Their album “Screaming Bloody Murder” is a very good hard rock album. Here’s a couple of clips from the studio on their new work in progress.


I heard word on that Mark Tremonti has been writing “Alter Bridge” music while on tour & is currently done his tour. He’s home in Florida working on songs, which he has been sending to singer “Myles Kennedy” for when Myles gets to Florida with the rest of the group to commence recording the new “Alter Bridge” album. “Fortress” is a tough album to top, I can’t wait to hear the new album! Most of this is from who I assume is a relative of Mark Tremonti.


Guns n’ Roses are reuniting & Lemmy Kilmister has died, rough week for me. I bought the CD “Appetite for Destruction” by GNR & was terribly underwhelmed by it. I think I tossed it, since I NEVER listened to it more than 6 times. Guns n’ Roses are good at what they do, I’ve never been much of a fan though.


Remember “Beavis & Butthead”? ‘Live’ does.


Halestorm shared it…


Lars Ulrich pays tribute to Lemmy Kilmister


The Needle Drop’s top 50 albums of 2015


Pentatonix shared this link…..


Tool shared this link. Their Facebook page is ran by a fan who I believe is close with the band?

Well it’s 2016, if the album doesn’t come out this year they will miss the opportunity of releasing the album a decade after it’s predecessor. It could be “10,000 Days” since “10,000 Days” was released. If we wait 10,000 days that’s roughly 27 years & 4 months. It will be released & Tool fans everywhere will “celebrate”.


Looky here! Tool shared another song. Because every fan wants to hear the older songs again. “Album? Are our fans crazy? No new material from us?”


Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath guitarist) talks about Lemmy Kilmister. Both of them have released songs with Dave Grohl.

NUDITY WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I’m not surprised at all by this tattoo. Lemmy & Dave were good friends. Lemmy/Motorhead were icons to Dave Grohl.


Most anticipated release for January? Me, Megadeth!!!!!


Top 10 songs about drinking

I’ll add one. A little obscure, I love this album though! Oldie but a goodie


..and this is one of the many issues I have with Guns n’ Roses.


Guns n’ Roses 10 best songs. I’ve heard they’re getting $8,000,000 to play at any festival, could be wrong though.


Pentatonix shared this after a very good year for them.


Mark Tremonti has admitted in the past that Myles Kennedy is technically better at guitar. Who do you think sounds better though?


Mine’s not on that list, is your’s? This is one of my favourite metal songs. FYI-I’m on a “Lamb of God” kick at the moment.


The voice of “Star Wars” villain Boba Fett is dead at the age of 95.


I’m not surprised by this at all. Keep doing stupid things, what goes around comes around. I’m waiting for mine! I may not have done what he did, but I treated others terribly.


Top 50 debut hard rock & metal albums. Below is my preferred debut album. Not number 1 on the list but it’s there!


More on the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. With whatever Motorhead album you get, you know what you’re getting & you either like it or hate it. Diverse albums? Not with Motorhead! I like it but I don’t need every album.


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