LOB TRUMP A SOFT BALL, SWING & A MISS!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “S & M” aka “Symphony & Metallica”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” B-Sides on shuffle

 

YES, YES, YES!!!  Every year until the gun laws are changed!!!!!!

https://www.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/boycott-spring-break-until-florida-enacts-new-gun-laws-stoneman-douglas-survivor-says?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=snd&utm_content=wplg10

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

Why does anybody but the military need a semi-automatic or automatic weapon?  We have guns in Canada, however we also have stricter gun laws.  You don’t need any type of automatic or semi-automatic gun to go hunting.  If a criminal doesn’t own an automatic or semi-automatic gun, why does anyone else need it for “protection”?

The Florida high school shooting happened & one kid saved many lives because he knew that this might happen.  Think about that for a minute please?

Why would anyone go to work or school thinking “Hey, I might get shot today?”  I never experienced that!  What was Trump’s big idea?  More guns are needed for the teachers to learn how to use it well & protect their students.  I’m far beyond the point of smacking any NRA member or any politician endorsing guns upside the head & asking them “Are you *&%$# stupid?  Do you need a few more slaps upside the head to get your gun loving head out of the clouds?  I can do this all day, I have nowhere to rush off to……litteraly.”

American politicians won’t listen to adults or kids, just the NRA since they pay the government so they can continue this ridiculous behavior.  What do they need from everybody else?  Maybe a 500,000 signed petition to have more gun control?  $1.00 more than the NRA gives to the government?

They can still own a gun, most people just want a bit more gun control!  This might actually change something this time.  The kids are standing their ground.  As an outsider in Canada watching this I’m incredibly proud of them & their demand for change.  Especially with many companies severing & distancing themselves from the NRA.  MEC is a great outdoors store.  We need to stop them from selling automatic & semi-automatic guns.  I’m guessing there are more stores in Canada that sell them, but that’s the one I saw on the news last night.

This was going to be about something totally different, then I saw reports about the shooting in Florida.

 

 

I hated “heavy” music for a long time.  I think I was 12 my mother & I went to Costco & she bought me U2’s album “The Joshua Tree”.  I pretty much had that album on repeat for a few weeks.  My mother has never been a fan of “U2”.  Of course U2 became my favourite band.  BMG & Columbia House became my way of acquiring the rest of U2’s catalogue.  12 CDs for $0.01 & 3 CDs at a normal price?  I’d fulfill my obligation to one company & switch to the other, multiple times.  I bought U2 CDs from the beginning of their catalogue all the way to the album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” released in 2004.

That’s 16 albums including 2 double albums of their hit songs & unreleased songs.  I still listen to them & their new album “Songs of Experience” is very good, if you’re a U2 fan.  If not, don’t bother.

THE NEW ALBUM, “Songs of Experience”

 

I love documentaries about bands!  Stone Temple Pilots doc!  WOO HOO.  I think I heard that the Queen/Freddie Mercury documentary is done filming also?

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-documentary-smashing-pumpkins-parkway-drive-more/

 

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

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold, followed by “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

Friday carried on with me watching the Blue Jays first pre-season game & some of the kids, I think, have a chance of making the 25 man roster.  All of that said, it was one game.  I watched the game & Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown.  I only watch the first hour on Fridays to hear the call in hour for other people’s opinion on whatever they want to talk about, or anytime of the week when he announces what the topics will be & who he’ll be talking to.  Kim came home & as usual we watched “The Ellen Degeneres Show” then the Olympics until we went to bed at 10:30 or so.

I missed 3 of my favourite “Winter Olympics” events.  Ski jump, Speed Skating, & Hockey.

Kim got up early Saturday to go out for coffee with Jolene.  Then off to see a medium.  After going to see a Medium she was home at 5:30 pm.  We hung out on the couch, had supper, & watched some of “Friends” on Netflix after “The Legend of 420”.

I don’t use it, but you go ahead.  It is said that it can help cancer patients.  It was never recommended to me, although I know it can be useful.  I personally choose not to use it.

Kim went out this morning for groceries.  I cooked fish yesterday for my lunches during the week.  Made a veggie juice for the week.  We visited my Grandparents for a bit.  My cousin, her husband, & their toddler were there also.

We’ll be hard boiling some eggs & doing laundry.  Just our usual Sunday, getting ready for the week ahead.

 

 

Prince was the first musical act I was into, but Michael Jackson was never out of sight.  I saw the video for “Thriller” & was pretty much hooked on him for a long time.  When the album “Dangerous” was released & the video for “Black or White” was released, it was an event in my parents’ house.  Of course there are songs I’m not a huge fan of, but most of his stuff I’ve always enjoyed.

All I own for Michael Jackson is the albums “Dangerous” & 2 “Greatest Hits” albums.  I made an album of 30 songs on iTunes that I’ll listen to all the way through.  “All killer, no filler” – Sum 41.  That album was mostly filler for me.

 

In Flames, Opeth, & Dream Theater seem to be under constant fire for not being as “heavy” as they once were.  Unless you’re a flat out metal fan, heavy isn’t always necessary

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-acts-who-went-soft-but-still-rule/

 

Muse, Alter Bridge, & Nothing but Thieves are my new bucket list!

http://loudwire.com/muse-matt-bellamy-guitar-has-become-textural-instrument-rather-than-lead-instrument/

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/PRINCE/SHOOTINGS

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I fell asleep to “Third Ion” both albums

I exercised to “Diemonds” both albums

During my breakfast & currently playing “Royal Blood” both albums.

Probably the coolest video I’ve seen since “Jamiroquai’s” “Virtual Insanity”

 

4 day week remember!

800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 200 tricep pushups, 210 squats, & 160 back flexes.  Yeah I added 10 squats today, just to see if it was possibility.  60 squats a day now.

All of this exercise, I’ve never really looked in the mirror.  My arms & shoulders are bigger than I thought.  Can’t say much about the other parts though.  I’d like to do more squats but I can’t at the moment.

I’m not the picture of health, nor have I ever been.  I’ve got a belly, a furry belly.  My legs are tooth picks too.  I am gaining upper body strength.  I’m sure that underneath the 1 ½” of fat I’ve got some impressive abdominal muscles!

My last few physiotherapies were spent outside & the final day was an obstacle course in the therapy room.  I think we left around noon.  My exercise therapy was done the week before & my occupational therapy was done for the week.

I remember a few of the times outside.  I was walking with my walker, & a bird pooped on my shoulder.  Like mother, like son.  I think my mom has a target on her for birds to aim at?

One of the other times I was outside, my shirt was saturated with sweat.  It was July & HOT outside.  I was drenched!  I likely could have taken my shirt off & gotten a full cup of sweat from it.

I was put on the “fast track” to get out of there.  My therapists would have had to write out a PILE of papers for a new type of therapy sessions.  I would be the only person in that group though, they just kept me going at that pace instead & didn’t bother with the paper work.  They had an outline or a thought for it, but they hadn’t run into a big enough group to implement it.

 

Kids in the USA make me EXTREMELY proud.  The Florida kids took a bus to Tallahassee, Florida & were denied the request for better gun laws.  No debate by the politicians, just a quick vote.  REALLY?  Nothing as far as guns go.  Just more proof that the gun laws in America are out of whack.

Gun deaths in the USA have gone up 239% since 2004.  The Government should donate the money from the NRA to an anti-gun charity or refuse it completely & work on stronger gun laws. FYI the NRA gives $128,000,000 to the government each year.  Trump’s bright idea as of Thursday is to have teachers learn to use a gun, to protect the students.  What if there’s a mass shooting at a mall, movie theater, or any place other than a school?

Yes, Ted Nugent is near the top of the NRA.  I don’t listen to Ted Nugent.  Don’t we all want someone with the nick name “the motor city mad man” to be one of the top NRA people?  I watch too much CNN!

These kids are doing more than politicians are willing to do, they are my heroes!  Sad that people have called them out as actors.  Who woke up for school & thought “Do I go with this T-Shirt today, or my bullet proof vest?”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/evil-doesnt-kill-people-guns-kill-people-w506968

 

I’ll rank the “Lamb of God” albums myself.  Everyone will have different opinion or might not like them at all!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-albums-ranked/

So “The Smashing Pumpkins” are reuniting without bassist D’Arcy Wretzkey.  Is this really a serious issue?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/is-the-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-really-a-reunion-w516952

My parents had “Purple Rain” when I was a wee lad.  After the Chipmunks, mini-pops, Raffi, Sharon, Lois, & Bram, & other kids music.  I really liked “Prince” along with the “Lawrence Welk Show” that I’d get up early on the weekends to watch.  Eventually it was “Prince’s” music that caught me first.  Yes I got up early as a kid to watch PBS.

NOT FOR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favourite album of his was “Diamonds & Pearls” released in ’91.  I’m not sure who bought it for me, but I had this album on cassette.

 

Thank Goodness they’re not done yet!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/toronto-blue-jays-pretty-likely-continue-adding-roster/

 

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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

P.S. Afternoon Blue Jays pre-season game, I won’t be on here much, if at all!  Time to hit the shower!

CHANGE ISN’T ALWAYS A BAD THING!

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”, followed by the band “James” their “Greatest Hits” or the album “Laid” if you recognize it, it’s from the soundtrack of one of the “American Pie” movies.  Search for “James the band” if you like this

I exercised to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Underdogs”

When I went into the Wascana Rehabilitation Center I was on the 2nd floor initially.  Sometime in 2010 I was asked by a social worker if I’d switch rooms & go to the main floor.  The room I was in on the 2nd floor had oxygen for people that needed it.  I didn’t so I said “Yeah, no problem.”  The social worker was so relieved.  She was turned down by multiple people that refused to switch rooms.  I thought that was EXTREMELY odd?  People said “no” to changing rooms?  Same care on the first floor, really not a big deal at all.

I was genuinely shocked that anyone wouldn’t give up their room for someone else that needs it?  That’s still a vivid memory to me.

If you’re not using the oxygen that someone else needs, why not make things easier for another patient?  I think it may have more to do with people fearing change?  Most people avoid change & tend to think something different won’t be as good.

Even to this day I have to adapt to regular things.  The biggest question for me is if I can get into a place & if I can get to the washroom on my own.  Maybe I can, maybe I’ll need help until I figure it out, or maybe I can’t do it alone?

My parents’ washroom in the basement was tricky, I could do it, but it was tricky to do it.  They put in some grab bars for me & now it’s super easy for me!

 

http://loudwire.com/muse-thought-contagion-trump-supporters/

Chevelle is in the studio from what I saw on Facebook.

New song from Myles Kennedy’s solo album

Florida shootings.  I hope this will wake gun owners up!

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

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/john-oliver-praises-florida-students-for-gun-control-efforts-w516894

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-florida-school-shooting-no-more-thoughts-prayers-they-aint-working/

http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-phil-labonte-frustrating-gun-debate-passing-law-to-pass-law-isnt-good-idea/

I agree “thoughts & prayers” are doing anything.  Why is it that so many people are OK with reacting to a shooting & not being proactive to avoid the shooting?  Are we going to wait for the kids to grow up, or the current adults with guns to grow up?

I hate the fact that I see all of these mass shootings on TV & I feel numb “Oh, it will happen again next week” & unfortunately that’s what usually happens.  I think when anyone says “Ah, it’s a mental health problem.  Don’t blame the guns.”  WHY?   What if it involved a member of your family?  “My family is fine, we all have a gun for protection”.  Yeah, so far that’s working great for others, especially when a gun owner snaps & goes on a killing spree.

 

All of the music news you need to see.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-working-with-puscifer-too-queens-of-the-stone-age-behemoth-more/

Maynard’s going to be very busy, singing for 3 bands.

You can’t really blame the singer for his voice sounding so much like Robert Plant.  The bassist & drummer aren’t at the Led Zeppelin plateau & the guitarist is guilty for the tone of his guitar & Zeppelin sound alike riffs.  I wouldn’t complain about a band having a similar sound as Led Zeppelin?

I’d rather see a human on stage showing their craft, but maybe that’s just me.  This stuff seems more like a gimmick to me.

http://loudwire.com/bands-that-feature-non-human-musicians/

Another song from the upcoming “Stone Temple Pilots” album

I’m not sure how to feel about this?  “The Birds of Prey” album by “Live” was very questionable at best.  I guess we’ll see if there’s any gas in the tank?

http://scenestr.com.au/music/live-are-back-on-track-at-the-adelaide-500

Baseball season hasn’t even started & the Blue Jays $20,000,000 33 year old short stop is already coming to spring training with a bone spur.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-tulowitzki-progressing-hurdles-await/

 

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

WEEKEND UPDATE/BIG WRECK

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I fell asleep to “Nothing But Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

Finished off Friday by playing 3 games of cribbage with my cousin & her new boyfriend.  Good times!  Kim’s not a cribbage fan, so I finally used the cribbage board I got for Christmas!

Saturday was a busy day!  A guy I haven’t seen since I graduated high school in 1998 came over to visit.  We were on the high school baseball team, sang in the choir & the chamber choir that went to Newfoundland in the summer of ’97.  Nice to catch up.  He’s still into baseball.  So now I’ve got 3 other people to watch baseball with 3 X Chris + Trevor, I know more & more Chris’ as I get older.

He left around or just before 4 pm.  Hannah, Jolene & Corey showed up very shortly after.  The girls went to see “Peter Rabbit”.

Corey brought all of the ingredients for the most unhealthy meal we created in 2002, he made supper, brought beer, & washed dishes.  Then we had 2 medium pizzas to bake, poutine chicken wings, 2 or 3 beer each, & some chips.  Sat on the couch & waited for my dad to pick us up to see “Big Wreck” at Casino Regina for a 20th anniversary show of their first album.  It was fantastic.  There was even an announcement to turn off your cell phone or any other recording device before the opening act hit the stage.  The only negative to the show was that they ended with a “Thornley” song.

Sunday was spent mostly on the couch watching “FRIENDS” on Netflix.  Today is the get ready for the week day.  Kim is doing laundry & hard boiling eggs.  I make a pitcher of blended vegetables & baking fish.

 

Big Wreck concert review.

I was not legal drinking age when their 1st album came out in 1998.  I saw them in a bar in 1999 at the age of 19 (legal drinking age in Saskatchewan).  They blew me away & I haven’t missed a show of theirs in Regina since.  Without over exaggerating I’ve likely seen them 12-15 times including the recent 3 times I’ve seen them.  From ’99 to 2002 they’d come through Regina 2-4 times a year before they broke up.  Then the lead singer started a band called “Thornley” that released 2 albums the 2nd was released when I was in the hospital.  Corey bought the CD for me while I was in the hospital.  Big Wreck returned with a new album touring through Regina on May 6th, 2012 (my sister-in-law’s birthday) we saw them at The Pump.

Last night we saw (Corey, dad, & I) the 20th anniversary show of their debut album that had 3 or 4 singles all over the radio & 3 videos on Much Music.  I reverted to a 19 year old again, but I knew all of the words this time & quietly sang along.  These 4 songs were/are their popular songs here anyways…

That’s 1 of 4 big concerts for me this year another 20th anniversary show coming up & another one I went to in 2016.  20th anniversary shows make me feel old until I’m their then I revert to 19 or 20 years old again during the show.

 

So, I could purchase one decent album by Ed Sheeran, or I could buy 1 song from 10 artists I don’t listen too?  I buy albums only!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-songs-you-didnt-know-ed-sheeran-wrote-20160505/one-direction-little-things-2012-20160505

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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MONDAY IS FAMILY DAY IN SASKATCHEWAN.  WEEKEND UPDATE WILL BE ON MONDAY NOT SUNDAY

Every day I wake up & for a very brief moment I think to myself “Crap, this is my fault”.  NOBODY blames me for this, it’s all in my head.  I get over that by the time I transfer to my wheelchair & carry on with my day.

1000 pushups, 700 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 250 tricep pushups, 270 squats, & 200 back flexes.  For exercising I drink TONS of water.  My bottle holds 700 ml.  I have at least 3 a day or sometimes 5, 0-3 cups of black coffee, & my vegetable juice/smoothie in the morning.

 

I fell asleep to “Michael Jackson” a “Greatest Hits” album, followed by “Into Eternity” the album “The Scattering of Ashes”

I exercised to “Paramore” all 5 albums on shuffle.

Yes I’m still having the same issue with my iTunes.  I haven’t been able to reach the guy working on my case.  If I’m desperate another person at the call center is willing to help me or I know of a different software to use.

Usually a turkey wrap or a piece of fish for lunch.  An apple or honey dew melon chunks for a snack & something relatively healthy for supper.  Very little alcohol on weekends, 4 drinks in total or less, some weekends no alcohol.

Even at Rider football games I don’t drink alcohol, $9 for a can of generic beer???  Are they crazy????  I could get a pack of 15 cans for $18?  NO!

 

 

TV shows are making a comeback.  “Will & Grace”, “Rosanne”, on Netflix “Friends”, “Full House”, older “The X-files”, “Fuller House” new “The X-files” on cable.  “Jurassic Park” has comeback as “Jurassic World”, “Ghostbusters” had a reboot, I hear “Murphy Brown” is coming back, there’s probably something I’m missing?

So are writers out of ideas or was the public pushing for all of these reboots?

‘90s bands live on or have gotten back together as well to tour or record as well.  “The Tea Party”, “Our Lady Peace”, “Soundgarden” until the early passing of Chris Cornell, “Big Wreck” have released 3 albums & an EP since their return in 2012 after 10 or 11 years, “The Watchmen” are touring a bit, “I Mother Earth” is touring, “Smashing Pumpkins” aren’t done, “Guns n’ Roses” reunited, “Garth Brooks” is back I hear, etc.  No I’m not going to post a link for each band.  Just 3 or 4.

 

These restore my faith in humanity!!!!!

 

New “Royal Blood” video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does this mean “Muse” is releasing an album?

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

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

P.S. Time to have breakfast & shower, I’ll be on here randomly as usual.