ANOTHER MRI

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I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the 4th album “Ashes of the Wake”

 

Went to my doctor appointment regarding my nerve on Monday morning.  No cortisone shot yet.  An MRI yet to schedule, to take a better look at things.  I’m EXTREMELY claustrophobic & MRI machines are very small = not a great experience.  I no longer see the light at the end of this tunnel, but it could always be worse.

I try to keep these posts short.  Sitting in my wheelchair for long periods of time isn’t going to help my back & such.  This nerve pain is making me frustrated.  I just want it to go away so that I can continue with my workout routine.

Not much stuff to share with you from Facebook either.  I don’t know of any releases in April even?  I know of a few albums that are recorded, just haven’t found out some release dates yet.

We tried watching the Oscars didn’t make it through it all, & watched the end yesterday.  Our DVR cut off the end of it & we missed the stuff at the end.  That’s OK with me, nothing got me excited really & I’ve seen “Trolls”, that was a great cartoon movie & why didn’t “Finding Dory” win their category?

 

Vocalist, Phil Anselmo’s, take on the 25th anniversary of Pantera’s (Vulgar Display of Power)           LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-pantera-vulgar-display-of-power-25th-anniversary/

 

Another video by “Walk off the Earth” to be released on Wednesday, March 1st.  Ed Sheeran album out on Friday!

 

Soundgarden has announced a North American tour!  Just call it an American tour.  No Canadian dates on the tour.

 

Slayer, Behemoth & Lamb of God are touring together.  I can’t handle Behemoth, Slayer is good in small doses, & Lamb of God are fantastic.  More miss than hit for me on this tour.

 

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DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “U2”  “The best of U2” from 1980 – 1990

 

Not much happening until next week with my sciatic nerve.  My doctor had a death in the family, as well as his own operation.  My chiropractor has some time off at the moment.  I’ll be on the couch icing my back and watching TV, listening to music, & feeling useless.  It’s the worst it’s ever been since I can remember & it’s just getting worse.  I really can’t do anything at the moment.  Kim’s really helping me out with food, pills or whatever I’m trying to do that she sees me struggling with.

 

10 things you can learn about Dave Mustaine by who he follows on Twitter.

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-dave-mustaine-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

New Linkin Park for preorder!!!!!!!!  Full release on May 19thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.  Just shows that lessons aren’t always needed but can help if you aspire to improve your skills.

https://allthatshreds.com/whats-new-alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-interview/

 

The Nintendo Switch

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/5-reasons-why-the-nintendo-switch-might-actually-be-genius-w467770/the-joy-cons-are-really-clever-w467775?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

Yep, Pentatonix shared it again…………….

 

What have I been listening to while doing nothing all day?

Big Wreck

 

Boston

 

Ascot Royals

 

Coheed & Cambria

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megadeth

 

Why did no one tell me the Boston album was so good?  Anyways, you probably won’t hear from me for a while.

 

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LONG WEEKEND UPDATE

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I slept away Saturday almost.  Got up, Kim tried to go to the gym, but a water main broke at the gym, so Kim & Jolene went for coffee instead.  Sherry texted Kim while was still out & wanted to go shopping.  I was asleep on the couch & got up at 6:00 pm.  Extremely lazy day for me.  Sunday was quiet.  Here we are on a long weekend Monday, just sitting around with an ice pack on my extremely sore.  I’ll post this & then you won’t hear from me until my nerve is all better.

My doctor should be in the office tomorrow, hopefully with a referral for a cortisone shot.  I’ve been to my chiropractor, a massage therapist, & a physio therapist since mid-November.  A cortisone shot is my last choice.  He told me they can mess with the bone structure.  I’ve had 7 since 2008, I think I’ll be OK.

 

3rd Ed Sheeran song from his upcoming/3rd album coming out on March 3rd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheerans-tender-new-song-how-would-you-feel-paean-w467620

 

Walk off the Earth cover Ed Sheeran

 

Happy 20th anniversary to “Live” the album “Secret Samadhi”

 

10 best metal concept albums

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-concept-albums/#photogallery-1=11

 

I was just listening to this album yesterday & In Flames just shared a song from it!

 

Your guide to the 2017 rock and metal festivals

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/#photogallery-1=1

 

Through all of this, I’ve had a lot of music to listen to.

Big Wreck on shuffle

 

Ascot Royals

 

Candlebox

 

Megadeth

 

I listened to our first dance song from our wedding

 

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It’s a pain in the butt, literally.  I’ve been dealing with this nerve pain since mid-November, it’s been more of a nuisance until a week ago.  Right now it’s the worst pain that I can remember.  I can’t even stand up straight.  When I go to the washroom, the entire building gets a lesson on vocabulary, myself included “I said WHAT!!??  That doesn’t even make sense?”  I’m rarely on my computer, because it aggravates my nerve quite a bit.

This is an update to say I’m not great & you won’t hear from me much, if at all, until I’m better.

 

Remember this one hit wonder?  Halestorm did too!

 

I’ve been listening to a TON of music.  Mostly Big Wreck & The Ascot Royals who opened for them.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday evening we went out for supper with some friends from out of town.  Good times!!  We rarely go out for supper or leave the house for that matter.  I need to do something on a weekend or else I get cabin fever & a little cranky.  I don’t go out to a job 5 days a week.  I can’t drive, neither can my dog & we have 1 vehicle, since Kim is the only one here that can drive.  We had a busy week, that doesn’t happen very often.  We were both home Monday evening.  Kim was out Tuesday.  I had a physio appointment Wednesday evening.  I went to “Big Wreck” with 2 friends & my dad on Thursday, while Kim was out with some co-workers.  Then Friday was out for supper.  Most weeks I’m lucky to be out once!

Saturday was quite tame.  Kim & Sherry went grocery shopping as they do every weekend.  Afterwards Kim & I just powered through what was recorded on our DVR.  I finished the off the last episode of the first season of the Netflix series “The Santa Clarita Diet” while they went shopping.  I think I sat in my wheelchair too long Friday night?  It’s deflated again & I was on it for 3 hours.  My sciatic nerve is/was making things uncomfortable watching TV most of the day.

Sundays are the days we get ready for the week, Kim boils eggs & cooks my fish.  She also makes up a few lunches for herself to take to work.  I shell the boiled eggs & put them in the fridge.  During the week I have 1 boiled egg & a glass of vegetables & fruit blended every morning.  A piece of fish for lunch or a wrap with turkey deli meat.  Supper is the wild card usually squash with meat sauce or rice, quinoa & chicken for supper.

Last night I think all 3 of us expanded our vocabularies quite a bit.  I don’t remember being in so much pain because of my sciatic nerve, I was near tears & screaming just trying to get comfortable in bed.  I’m sure it’s from having a completely deflated seat in my wheelchair.  Just too long sitting on it at the restaurant Friday night.  Kim inflated it last night but the damage was already done.  I got up this morning, had breakfast, shelled the eggs, & did my stretches & I’m sure I’ll be doing more later on.

 

WOW!  My uncle sent me this.  This was his first time playing in front of an audience, at a French Just for Laughs!

 

I can’t get enough Alter Bridge!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-nonpoint-heat-up-snowy-new-york-city/#photogallery-1=1

Not many people seem to know who “Alter Bridge” is & outside of Canada “Big Wreck” is very unknown.  In my perfect world I’d love to see these 2 groups open for “Foo Fighters”, but that’s just me?

 

Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park rapper, is 40 as of Saturday.

 

AH, Jimmy Fallon!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-common-roots-black-thought-engage-in-freestyle-battle-w466394

 

This is one reason musicians drop out of music.

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18039/musician-injuries-health-awareness-music-schools

If they’re mainstream radio artists they have a few options, since they make pennies on digital music.  A) Release the album everywhere & hope it’s well received.  B) Start a fragrance, clothing or alcohol line & continue to release the music everywhere.  C) Don’t release the music, do it as a pastime & find a non-celebrity job.  D) Put the music out & charge as much or as little as you want.

Have you noticed that Prince’s music is hard to find a video on www.youtube.com with audio?  You can watch a video but with no sound or half of the song’s audio.  Most musicians are glorified T-Shirt sales person.  That’s what Lamb of God vocalist, Randy Blythe, calls himself in his memoir.

 

“Muse” is touring with “Thirty Seconds to Mars” beginning at the start of May.  “Muse” just completed a tour cycle a couple of weeks ago, so how are they spending their down time?  In the studio!!

 

It happens to most singers.  I’ve seen people who forget the lyrics & I’ve done it too!

http://loudwire.com/10-rockers-forgetting-lyrics-onstage/

Forgetting The National Anthem is where I draw the line.  Cover songs are easy to remember because it’s been on the radio 18,000 times & it’s usually one of the singer’s favourite songs.  If someone else in the band has written lyrics & I sang it, those were often hard to remember for me.  35 cover songs were pretty easy for me to remember in a cover band.

 

Highly Suspect’s Facebook status on Saturday

“I think you should watch the Grammys tomorrow. Rumor has it they are gonna put our ugly mugs on TV this time”

If he didn’t swear so much I’d share more songs with you.  2 albums & only 3 or 4 songs that are clean?  At this point it’s a gimmick.  Great band though.  They almost remind me of Nirvana.

 

I’m not big on live albums, but here you go.

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

 

Give him promotion, he’s happy.  If you don’t he’s angry & ratings drop fast if you’re “fake news”.  Most of the world has already formed their opinion on him & it’s not good from what I hear.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/trumps-travel-ban-causing-chaos-for-international-musicians-w465236

 

Kim & I rented the movie “Trolls” Saturday night really good/funny/family oriented movie!  I couldn’t care less about the Oscar Awards nominated movies of the year.  To me they’re usually over rated fancy shmansy artsy fartsy movies I’ve never heard of, after the awards I may watch one or two of them.

 

If you say so www.loudwire.com I’m guessing I won’t know the majority if any of the names?

http://loudwire.com/11-most-criminally-underrated-metal-guitarists/

I’ve heard of a few of the bands, I don’t listen to any of them though.

 

Big Wreck B-Side I’ve never heard before!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I’m out until this sciatic nerve crap is tolerable.

 

Stay fit & have fun!

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BIG WRECK

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I’ll have to gradually increase my exercise.  1000 crunches so 200 a day.  300 leg lifts, 60/day.  150 stretching pushups, 30/day.  200 calf raises, 40/day.  I haven’t done squats or pushups yet.  I would rather wait until my nerve pain is completely gone.  We walk, but only in our suite, my foot tingles if I’m standing for too long.  So at the moment we’ve hit pause on waking in the parkade.

I’m aiming for 500 squats, pushups, & leg lifts a week & 7000 crunches a week.  That’s only 1400 crunches a day.  I was doing 1500 a day, I’m sure 1400 isn’t out of the question.  I’ll have to increase everything gradually though.  I was walking 800 meters with my walker & Kim once a week, I’ll likely have to slowly increase that as well.  This nerve pain is almost gone, when it is I’ll get back to reality.

I fell asleep to “Ascot Royals” everything on their 2 albums.

I exercised to “Big Wreck” all of it on shuffle.

Yes, I saw “Ascot Royals” open for “Big Wreck” last night at the casino.  AWESOME show.  I started listening to “Ascot Royals” last week & they’re AWESOME live as well as recorded.

I’ve never came out of a “Big Wreck” concert disappointed.  They’re not hard rock or metal, just straight up rock music, same with “Ascot Royals”.  Dave & Liz came with my dad & I.  Yes, my dad & I will have to call each other if we’re meeting in public.  He’s seen Foo Fighters 3 times & Big Wreck twice & we both get T-Shirts.  Can’t be out in public wearing the same shirt……………fashion faux pas!

I think last night was my 12 or 15th time seeing Big Wreck?  Their 1st album was released in ’97 I was only 17 & underage to see them in a bar.  When I turned 19, they were here 3 or 4 times a year & I never missed a show.  They broke up in 2002 after recording their 2nd album.  They reunited in 2012, & have released a total of 5 studio albums & a live EP with a cover song.

If “Big Wreck” is in Regina, I’m there.

It was nice to see that I’m not the only person who disapproves of cell phones at a concert.  Lead singer, Ian Thornley, had 4 or 5 people in front of him, right at the stage.  They all had their smartphones with them taking selfies & videos.  Between songs he addressed them.  He basically said to please put their phones away because the band sees them & then they “act” instead of playing music for people.  “Do my pants make me look weird?  This side’s my better side.  Gotta smile for the camera, etc.”  I guess they missed the announcement before the show?  “Here’s a song pre-smart phone” is how he introduced the next tune from their first album released in 1997.  The fans put their phones away & everything was good.

You turn off your phone at a movie theater, you smoke outside everywhere.  Why is this cell phone thing so hard?  We were in the balcony & it wasn’t a problem up there.

 

It’s here “The Pretty Reckless” video for “Oh my God”

 

Don’t ask me why?  This song has been stuck in my head for quite a while?

 

60 minutes with Dave Grohl

 

10 songs about hell

http://loudwire.com/top-songs-about-hell/

Songs inside the link.

 

Elvis Costello talking about his charity & how it could affect him personally.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/elvis-costello-talks-personal-reasons-behind-new-alzheimers-psa-w465152

 

Kevin Smith is finally working on a “Jay & Silent Bob” movie!!!!!!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/02/snootchie-bootchies-kevin-smith-confirms-work-on-new-jay-and-silent-bob-movie/

IT’S RATED R FOR A REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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