BIRTHDAY WEEKEND IS OVER

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “Battles”

More stretching today, no music.  I just do sets of 20 throughout the day.  Oddly enough, my foot tingles only when I stretch.  The other times I’m fine, until I try to do my exercise.  I’ll try to do something then my body chimes in “You can’t do that idiot that still hurts”!  I hate it when my body’s right!

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I was keeping it small this year.  Mitch, Rachel, Corey, Jolene, Hannah, James, Sherry, my parents, my grandparents, & of course Kim.  Saturday night we all had supper at Bobby’s Tavern.  After supper everyone but my parents & grandparents came back to our place.  We’re all getting old, I was in bed by 11:00pm.  Corey & Jolene brought me some Rebellion beer & a gift card for more beer when needed.  Little Hannah (3) brought me a fantastic painting with a big rainbow!  It’s on display on our shelves beside our front door.

Sunday morning we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old baby.  Dad was making eggs benedict, so we made sure it didn’t go to waste.  Sunday & Monday, I was just tired.

Monday my parents took Kim & I out for lunch.  Kim & Dad took the day off.  We came home & tried not to make any sudden movements.  I think Kim won that one.  I came in here just to check my email, by the time I went back to the living room, Kim & Brewster were asleep on the couch.  If Brewster can get on Kim’ lap, he’s out cold!

 

Original Live lineup on the way!!!!  The new lineup is good too, different but good!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/live-members-talk-unlikely-reunion-moving-past-mudslinging-w462819

 

Well you can read the article between Maynard James Keenan & Canada’s radio host George Strombo.  I can’t get the audio to work?

 

Behind the track “You don’t even know” by “Big Wreck”

 

I’m not the smartest individual when it comes to politics.  I’m pretty sure the mass shooting in a Mosque in Quebec are somehow related to Trumps ban on immigration of 7 mid-eastern countries.  Now he’s helping/causing terrorism in Canada.  Whatever terrorist group did this is saying “We don’t care what race or religion we kill.  As long as someone dies.”  Well I hope Trump is happy, the majority of us aren’t!

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/01/lawyers_take_on_donald_trump_s_muslim_ban.html

 

50 top hard rock/metal frontwomen of all time!

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-frontwomen-of-all-time/

 

Don’t forget people new “Big Wreck” album on Friday.  Only 3 sleeps right Mitch Fraser!

 

Did anyone else notice that the movie “1984” was among the top movie rentals on the weekend on iTunes?  Coincidence?

 

Well Ben Affleck says he’ll still act in the DC movies, directing NO!  If he’s not directing at least he’s still acting in it.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/ben-affleck-drops-out-of-directing-new-batman-movie-1964063?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-31-jan-2017-31-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Dave Grohl listens to his first band “Scream” on Sonic Highways outtakes

I don’t think anyone likes listening to themselves.  Even your outgoing message on a phone for message manager.  Even on the few recordings I’ve been a part of, everybody hears their mistakes, not the good stuff and say “Oh, I should have done this instead of that”!

 

Trump wanted to make his mark.  He did already & it was an EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/ill-piss-wall-protestors-made-feelings-clear-donald-trumps-muslim-ban-1964126?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-31-jan-2017-31-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

That’s A LOT OF HATRED!  In a weird way he divided everyone while bringing us together.  Most of us can agree Trump’s not the person for the job.  Can we get Michelle Obama to take over & have Ellen Degeneres as her running partner?

 

Metallica debut a song live

http://loudwire.com/watch-pro-shot-footage-metallica-live-confusion/

 

 

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We had my birthday party here.  I was keeping it small this year.  Supper at “Bobby’s Tavern” then a few people here for wobbly pops & snacks.  Corey, Jolene, & Hannah brought me beer, a gift card for Rebellion beer & Hannah painted a canvas for me.  Pretty good gift!  (This morning”, we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old son.  He has some cute baby smiles!

Monday is my actual birthday.  I’ll be pretending I don’t have a computer tomorrow until the evening.  No blog tomorrow, Tuesday we’ll carry on as usual

 

I don’t know why, but I’ve been listening to the older In Flames albums lately

 

The Agonist shared it again.  The album is really good but they keep sharing this cover song?

 

WOW!  Those are 10 REALLY terrible covers!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!

 

Now some good cover songs.

 

14 rock acts that have had brushes with death

http://loudwire.com/rock-acts-brushes-with-death/

 

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

The Agonist

 

The Pretty Reckless

 

These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.

 

Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/see-chris-stapleton-share-meaning-of-traveller-on-fallon-w463188

 

Lamb of God shared it….

 

Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/frances-bean-cobain-doesnt-fucking-care-about-the-90s-1960616?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/songs-ed-sheeran-wrote-for-other-musicians-1960647?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song

http://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-hawkins-reveals-the-foo-fighters-song-he-hates-1961317?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Mastodon track

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-sultans-curse/

 

New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/phil-collins-teenage-son-nic-talks-drumming-for-dad-w463143

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

STICKS & STONES

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the third album “Never Wanna Die”, then “The Damned Things”

I exercised/stretched to “Big Wreck” the album “In loving memory of”

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Remember that old mantra we learned as kids “Sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Totally wrong!  A broken bone will heal in time, when you speak to someone you have to pay attention as to what you’re saying to someone new, or what might really offend a family member or friend.  “The pen is mightier than the sword!”  Still not true but much closer to reality.  A person might take words poorly, intended or not intended.  If it just comes out by mistake, you’re hooped, better start apologizing ASAP.  Hopefully the individual can let go of what was said.  Fortunately, I have great friends & family, who have forgiven me for things I said in 2011 & 2012.

 

Pantera was very tight as a band!

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-pantera-still-tightest-band-ive-ever-played-with/

 

Flashback Neil Young & REM play “Ambulance Blues” together in 1998

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-neil-young-rem-play-ambulance-blues-in-1998-w462700

 

Oh, the wall is real.  He signed off on it being built on Wednesday.

 

The best metal album of every year since 1970.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

 

Apple is suing an individual for using their music from one of Apple’s commercials?  Does that sound incredibly hypocritical to anyone else?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-sued-over-sample-from-jamie-xx-song-used-in-iphone-ad-w462881

 

Wait for at least a month of Big Wreck talk after February 3rd.  New album is released that day & that may last for quite a while.  Probably March 3rd when the new Ed Sheeran is released.

 

Ed Sheeran announces UK tour dates

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-announces-uk-and-ireland-tour-dates-1960430?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Is “Aerosmith” done?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/aerosmith-final-tour-band-split-new-album-interview-1959845?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A reissue of the “Singles” soundtrack with “grunge” era rarities.  Oddly enough I’ve never seen this movie, rental on iTunes I guess.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/singles-soundtrack-reissue-to-contain-grunge-era-rarities-w462468

 

Royal Blood covers The Police’s Roxanne

 

Mastodon fans!!

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-new-song-snippet/

http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Gotta run & get some stuff done!

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired”, got up to pee & listened to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

I did a lot of stretching to “Anthrax” on shuffle

Let’s get one thing straight here.  I’m the man-baby of this house!  Not this man baby…

I’m not necessarily trying to lose weight, when I’m rid of this nerve problem, I’ll lower my exercise somewhat.  Maybe to 6500 crunches, 500 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups a week, and some walking or exercise bike on Saturdays.  We are walking in our suite, with this pinched nerve on Saturdays, just to move the muscle a bit.  I don’t walk a huge amount, my foot starts to tingle and then I sit down.  Energy wise I could go much further, but my tingly foot prevents me, that’s why we’re walking in our suite.  I say we because Kim comes with me to make sure I don’t fall & crack my head open.

Despite me not really exercising over the holidays I’ve managed to lose more weight.  I have the time to exercise, & my diet stayed fairly consistent.  Sure there was alcohol, cookies, chocolate, gingerbread, etc.  Instead of devouring all of it, I had it in moderation.

My breakfast & lunch are quite healthy.  A hardboiled egg & a glass of blended fruit & vegetables for breakfast, sometimes multi grain Cheerios with skim milk.  Lunch is usually some fish, then vegetables or rice crackers & hummus for a snack in the afternoon.  Supper usually involves wild rice & quinoa with some type of meat or a stir fry of some type.  I don’t need to pay someone to tell me what to eat, I’m lucky that way.  I understand if other people do though.  I’ve never been so focused on anything before.  The weight loss is a byproduct from my exercise and diet to be able to walk, be more independent & more able bodied.

 

Sorry I need to get some Toronto Blue Jays stuff off of my chest.  Mostly, IS ANYBODY DOING ANYTHING THIS OFF SEASON??????  Every team seems to be sitting on their hands.  Spring training starts in mid-February, 2 weeks & a few days.  There was a PILE of sluggers on the free agent market, & there still is a few.  The Blue Jays went into the off season trying to get younger, more left handed, & faster.  Everybody involved from Edwin Encarnacion, his agent, & the Blue Jays’ GM screwed up royally and Edwin ended up in Cleveland for less money.  Edwin left to see if he could get more than the Blue Jays had offered $80,000,000 over 4 years.  The GM signed a 33 year old switch hitting designated hitter for $33,000,000 over 3 years bargain, right?  Sort of!  If I see that guy putting on any kind of glove other than a batting glove on, I’ll be yelling at my TV loud enough they’ll hear me in Toronto.  This off season is very close to being over & they need to fill in some holes yet.  They’re getting a good backup catcher, who will be 32 in May & he’s a switch hitter.  Now they need, 2 left handed relief pitchers, a left fielder & I’d like to see 1 more outfielder or first baseman.  That’s a lot to do in a limited amount of time!  The link below is one of the sites I get my Blue Jays info from, that site & other sports talk shows.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/

 

That’s a tough choice for me.  Both “The Agonist” & “Stitched up Heart” are really good!

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-suicide-silence-debut-strong-earthside-video-countdown-no-1/

 

25 worst albums by legendary bands.  Even hard core Metallica fans would say this is not a good album.  No solos or production at all.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

A tiny bit of info/reaction from Mark Hammill/Luke Skywalker regarding Star Wars Episode VIII.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rian-johnson-shares-photo-star-wars-last-jedi-title-sequence-1958093?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I guess “Deadpool” didn’t get an Oscar nomination?  I’m guessing it’s because the movie is an action, comedy, comic book, & R-Rated film?

http://www.nme.com/news/film/oscars-2017-reynolds-responds-to-deadpool-snub-as-patel-garfield-celebrate-nominations-1959479?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-25-jan-2016-25-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

10 greatest Metallica riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Interview with “Clutch”, their sound engineer on tour.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  Voting episode from last year.

 

Mike Myers guest on Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-mike-myers-jimmy-fallon-stage-goofy-canada-v-us-dance-off-w462872

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

YAY PHYSIO!

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “X”, followed by “Alter Bridge” the album “The Last Hero”

Monday was a good day at home.  My nerve didn’t really bother me much.  I had an appointment at the physiotherapist & felt bad for the guy.  He knew my lower back was sore, & I’ve had a bulging disc in my spine since high school.  He said my back was tight & gave me more stretches to do.  Unfortunately Monday was pretty much a pain free day, & he didn’t really see a severe problem.  I see him once a week for at least the next 3 weeks.  More/additional stretches & things are finally back on track.  I was tempted to do some exercise today before the appointment but I figured better safe than sorry.  I’m wishful to get rid of this nerve pain sooner than later, at least I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!

I did part of my stretches this morning to “Nothing but Thieves”.  I do them throughout the day, so I’m not done them completely yet.

 

New “Spiderman: Homecoming” trailer

 

This is just cool! Acoustic version of Adele’s song “Hello”

 

I’m not sure if “The Justice League” or “Wonder Woman” is being released first?

 

Behind the “Big Wreck” track “A Speedy Recovery”

 

Here you go Killswitch Engage fans

http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-albums-ranked/

 

Oscar nominees & other info regarding the event

http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/the-oscars-2017-everything-you-need-to-know-1952755?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What to expect from “Star Wars: Episode VIII”

http://www.nme.com/blogs/star-wars-8-last-jedi-release-date-trailers-1882426?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Jim Parson’s views on his spin-off as Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory”

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/big-bang-theory-actor-shares-his-views-on-sheldon-spin-off-series-1957854?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-24-jan-2017-24-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Top 25 hard rock or metal Eps

http://loudwire.com/top-25-hard-rock-metal-eps/

 

After all of the hype & 14 Oscar nominations, I still have very little desire to see “LA LA Land”, it does peek my curiosity a bit though.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/2017-oscars-la-la-land-scores-whopping-14-nominations-w462467

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

YES, PHYSIO THERAPY THIS WEEK!!!!!

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Had my breakfast, then showered & weighed myself.  I was 265 pounds going into the hospital, the photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt is me at 265, with a 38” waist, I came out of the hospital having a 42” waist, & today I’m 225.  Only problem is that some of my T-Shirts still don’t fit.  All of my fat went to my stomach.

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia” followed by “Vinyl Hero” the EP “7 Days on a Train”

I was watching CNN/”the fake news” all about the new guy, but I don’t need to tell you about it, it’s messy already!

Yep, I start physio therapy this week.  It’s long overdue that I get rid of this pinched nerve nonsense & get back into exercising.  I know that’s an odd thing to say but humans are creatures of habit.  My routine has been altered for over 2 months & I miss my routine.  Sitting around, stretching & very light exercise each day is really boring if you don’t have a driver’s license.

 

Top 50 hard rock/metal debut albums

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-debut-albums/#photogallery-1=1

There’s a lot of great choices there.  I’ll pick 2 from the list & there could at least 12 I’d pick.

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

Phil Anselmo, former vocalist of Pantera, reading a Sesame Street book.

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-reads-the-monster-at-the-end-of-this-book-exclusive-video/

 

I guess ‘Supergrass’ are still around latest release was in 2013, who knew?  I only own their Greatest Hits album from 2004.

I wonder what movie ends playing “Caught by the Fuzz”?

 

I have a question for you? I’ve been watching a www.youtube.com series called “Banger” with the review episodes called “Lock Horns”, made by Sam Dunn who made the documentary “A Headbanger’s Journey.”  The 2016 ending had a large board of “metal” bands.  Am I so jaded that I don’t consider “Coheed & Cambria” metal? I like their music, I just don’t consider them as a “metal” or “hard rock” band, should I?

 

My left hand doesn’t work that well.  I wish I could try out a mini original Nintendo or a Sega Genesis if they come back.  I looked up the price of a mini Nintendo, but no way Jose!

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/7-questions-we-still-have-about-nintendo-switch-w462240?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=rollingstone&utm_campaign=partner

All of that being said, I really don’t have much free time for video games.  The newer controllers have too many buttons for me, even when I was able bodied.

 

New “Ed Sheeran” video.  I really like this tune, or Ed Sheeran in general!

 

Alter Bridge shared “My Champion” live…………….

 

New Opeth video

 

I guess “Trivium” has a new drummer

http://loudwire.com/trivium-new-drummer-paul-wandtke-comments-exit-session-member/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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After this post, no more Trump talk, this might become shorter?

I wish most people had a second chance at life like I do.  My dad always told me “You can do anything you put your mind to”.  Very true.  I screwed up my second chance.  I was focusing on the incredibly small flaws in other’s instead of focusing on how to make myself better, my head just wasn’t focused on what it should have been on.  Sometimes I’m shocked by what I’ve done, usually something positive, this last time in 2012 HOLY COW NO!

I watched most of the inauguration festivities yesterday.  The entire time it felt like I was watching a funeral instead of a celebration.  The Trump said his speech & regurgitated/summed up his campaign speeches by throwing pretty much every current politician under the bus in order to make him look better when he fixes what he has broken.  Assuming he can actually fix what he’s done.  During his speech it was raining/God was crying!

I’m not a political person at all but I was this election.  We as Canadians now share a border with a country that is ruled by a terrorist.  I’ll give him 6 months & see what has changed for the better?

Trump isn’t President yet.  I was watching the inauguration coverage on CNN or “fake news” as Trump calls it.  The entire thing was just a nightmare I had, right?

I’m doing the same with the new head honchos for the Toronto Blue Jays.  This is their first off season to put the team together aka make their mark on the team for the 2017 season.  Everybody else, from what I can tell, most fans have up on them and called them stupid on National TV or radio.  At least give them some time before you judge them.

Trump on the other hand has already given us his view point on many things.  He gets 6 months to start acting like a leader, then I’ll judge him (& it will be an uphill battle in many people’s eyes).

Saturday we cleaned & Kim was doing laundry.  We had supper & a movie at my parent’s house.  My parent’s dog got her first haircut, all 3 pounds of her, she’s so small & isn’t afraid of anything!  Goose is hilarious, she doesn’t sound like a real dog when she growls she sounds more like a hungry gremlin.

Sunday I really slept in.  Kim woke me up close to 12:00 pm.  Kim made breakfast, eggs, bacon, tater tots, & coffee for us!  That was pleasant surprise.  I asked her “What did I do?”  She replied “You’re you.”  She’s so kind/loving/smart/funny/smoking HAWT/HOTT.

Brewster stayed in bed a little bit after I left the bedroom.  All of the playing with Goose last night must have tired him out.

The rest of the day looks like more cleaning, laundry, & just getting ready for the week.  Shortly after I posted on the blog Friday, we got a call & I’ll be in for some therapy on my leg this week!

 

 

Obama’s out going speech.  How do you go from Obama to the new guy?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/watch-former-president-obama-michelle-obama-announce-new-endeavor-w462130

No more Trump news until it changes stuff here in Canada, & it will eventually.

 

Myles Kennedy on the “Alter Bridge” song ‘Blackbird’

What he says about music meaning something to someone is exactly how hard core music buffs & musicians want everyone to feel about a piece of music.  Full disclosure, I was never the best song writer.  I was good enough to get by.  I made a point of not mentioning what a certain song was about on purpose.  It can mean whatever you need to feel at a certain time.

I was watching the “fake news”/CNN coverage of the inauguration & a song popped into my head, it’s metal but listen to the lyrics, in the chorus!

 

What good came out of Friday?  A 4th/new song off of the new Big Wreck album “Grace Street”

That’s 4 songs from a 13 song album with  preorder on iTunes.

 

What’s this?  It’s not on either album, unless it’s part of a (Deluxe Version)?  More investigating ASAP.  Ah, older song NOT on iTunes.

 

Ah, B.C. aka Before Cancer

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2007/

LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve heard but a few so I’ll go with Machine Head.

 

Dave Grohl chats about Emmy nominations

 

Deadpool was nominated for an Academy Award for best makeup

SEVERE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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“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

DOES ANYONE FEEL A HEAVY WEIGHT ON THEIR CHEST TODAY? I DO

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the 2000 release “Clayman”

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I couldn’t really exercise this week.  More stretching along with 300 calf raises & 300 leg lifts for the week.  Sets of 20 until I reach 60 for the day.  Yet to hear from the physio therapist.  Each passing day seems like a step backwards, & this started mid-November so I’m WAY behind!

Well I guess this is the day, the inauguration day of a terrorist.  I may live in Canada but I’m not very comfortable with Trump as the President to our direct south!  So buddy up it may be a situation of safety in numbers?  I think there were some protesters there yesterday?

 

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen today.  Just feeling odd emotionally, I needed to hear some “Rage Against the Machine” if you would like to hear it, it’s here but full of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Suitable title for what may come.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ryan-adams-romantic-new-song-doomsday-w461806

 

WOW, there’s a specific genres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/classic-swedish-death-metal-albums-should-own/

I don’t know any of the bands on the list?  I think “In Flames” are considered a Swedish melodic death metal group?

 

Mark Tremonti talks about “Alter Bridge”

 

This version of the song is a Grammy nominated song

 

Now the hits just keep on coming & I feel older with each one.

My dad took me to a taping of “Switchback” when I was a wee little lad!  Here in Regina.

 

I’ve had a TON of time to listen to my music!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just find the actual video sexist!

 

Korn did something to help prevent suicide & anti-bullying organizations!  Buy a T-Shirt & help out!

http://loudwire.com/korn-jonathan-davis-launches-t-shirt-campaign-benefit-suicide-prevention-anti-bullying-organizations/

 

Sunday, February 5th 2017 I’ll be doing something other than watching the “Super Bowl”.  Me no likes!  Maybe the half time show?  I don’t know who’s playing at half time.

 

You know whatever Alex Jones says is “fake news”

 

It’s a bitter sweet day for North Americans, more so for America likely.  On the downside the Obama’s are leaving the White House.  On the upside it’s Friday.  Those don’t really balance out……………………………at ALL for me!

 

I’ve heard nothing but bad news for the future of the DC comic book movies, which is sad.  I really liked Batman v. Superman & Suicide Squad.  Apparently Ben Affleck is ready to leave the movie franchise.

 

Trump, Trump, & more Trump

http://www.nme.com/news/music/world-reacts-donald-trumps-inauguration-concert-three-doors-down-singalong-1952576?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-20th-jan-20-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

http://www.nme.com/news/music/donald-trump-rolling-stones-heart-of-stone-inauguration-concert-1951275?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-20th-jan-20-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I completely agree with Billy Joe Armstrong’s comments inside this link.

 

In other words, pick a TV channel & there’s a 95% chance the inauguration will be on it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/where-to-watch-donald-trumps-inauguration-w461605

 

Stephen Colbert!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-revive-report-character-for-obama-farewell-w462025

 

Wayne’s World returning to theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/waynes-world-returning-to-cinemas-for-25th-anniversary-w462002

 

New Big Wreck tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Or the Blue Jays could package OF Marvin Upton Junior, 1B Justin Smoak & a prospect into a trade with another team for one of their 5 needs.  I hope the “Rogers” company can back that financially.  That trade is over $9,000,000 + a prospect/ “a box of chocolates”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-prospect-tellez-cant-wait-make-impact-mlb-level/

 

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“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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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Sonic Highways”, “The Damned Things” their only album “Ironiclast”

 

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Diets, they have their place.  In the end it comes to self-control & will power.  I’m not considering ever going on a diet.  I exercise 5 days a week (not at the moment with my pinched nerve) & I watch what I eat & as far as alcohol goes 2 drink on Friday & 2 on Saturday.  Some weekends nothing at the odd celebration 3 or 4.  My meals are fairly healthy as well.  Hardboiled egg & a juice I’ve made of fruits & vegetables for breakfast, usually a fish filet for lunch or something like a chicken breast & quinoa.  Then supper which is also healthy since my wife is watching her weight as well.  We try not to keep stuff full of sugar or fat in the house, & we rarely have bread around.  We’re not the healthiest people in the world, we eat potato chips, chocolate, & other junk food.  Just everything in moderation.

For me, having survived cancer was a good wake up call.  I got lucky & got a second chance at life.  I figure I should pay close attention to what nourishment I put in my body.  I don’t eat stuff I don’t like, I try to find a healthier option.  As for exercise, I’ve got the time to do it!

I understand the need for a weight loss program but you won’t eat that way forever.  It’s more of a push in the right direction to choose your options wisely when eating or going to the grocery store.

I graduated high school in June 1998 at 185 pounds.  For me to be under 215 or 220 would look weird.  I don’t really know what I am weight wise at the moment, I’m guessing I’m still around the 230 area?  The exercise I do is more for me being more mobile & independent surviving cancer, the weight loss is more of a byproduct.

Yes, it is slightly more expensive to eat healthy but I think it’s worth it.  I’d rather die much later than sooner!

 

Barak Obama’s final press conference.  Best President in my time that I can remember.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/watch-president-obamas-final-press-conference-w461660

 

Pearl Jam shared it……………..

 

Stone Sour are in the studio.  Video with no audio on Facebook confirms this.

 

Paul McCartney sues Sony over The Beatles’ music

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/paul-mccartney-sues-sony-over-beatles-music-w461731

 

Big Wreck made it into the most anticipated albums of February on www.loudwire.com!!!!!  Easily my most anticipated album for February…………..or possibly……………….the year?

http://loudwire.com/vote-most-anticipated-release-february-2017/

 

Just heard it for first time!  If there’s an “Emoji movie” with pooh, I’m in!  For the movie not poop.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/patrick-stewart-poop-emoji-movie-1949714?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-19-jan-19-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Alanis Morissette’s manager admits to stealing $4,800,000 from the singer & $2,000,000 from other clients.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alanis-morissettes-manager-admits-to-fraud-charges-w461793

 

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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