EXACT DATE, & DAY/AUDIOSLAVE

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I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “Lateralus”

I exercised to “Chromeo” two albums on shuffle.

 

Well I’m still around & this year is exactly the same date & day I was diagnosed with brain cancer 11 years ago.  Tuesday, February 5th 2019 marks 11 years since I was diagnosed, unconscious & full of whatever could help me survive.  I don’t remember anything after Kim came in the back of the ambulance & I said “Everything will be OK sweetie”.  That was a bold prediction on my part!  What did Kim tell my parents?  “He’s not going to die.”

“So far, so good” no flu the week before, no debilitating headache in the back/base of my skull either (knock on wood).  I’m here & I’m not done yet!

 

As the comments on the www.loudwire.com Facebook page said.  “3 months = 4 years” & “Get your CD players ready”.  Hahahahaha, it’s funny because it’s true!

http://loudwire.com/tool-new-album-april-2019-release/?fbclid=IwAR2mf4ehNaJ1p0dgSZ-n-CVMcnO-QqTXl_kRiFZTnIf8_5AFkGDu3nYPc24

So, “Tool” is sick of their fans feeling entitled to a new album after the most recent release in 2006.  As a fan & I’m speaking for most of us, we can stop that, when you stop feeding fans false information regarding a release date.

They like to keep it really at shows by not doing an encore, I like that.  If they like to keep it real at live shows, how about keeping it real when it comes to a release date?  I urge “Tool” fans to take this April release date with a grain of salt!  I’ll beLIEve it when it happens!  We were told this album would be released in 2016, 2017, 2018, & now 2019.  With that track record, I don’t trust ANY release date they give.  This is also the last album required on their contract I believe.  I’m confident that this will be their final release, if I’m right.

This album could be anywhere on a scale of 1 – 10.  It’s been hyped up by so many fans waiting for it.  Don’t be alarmed if it doesn’t live up to your standards!

http://loudwire.com/tools-website-updated-2019/?fbclid=IwAR20YKPhRe-qTvAur_ImzKfn5sLJUokkzZSG747nHKOu24bOY0ORmCVctfI

 

New “Greta Van Fleet” this year!  “Tool” takes 13 years, “Greta Van Fleet” a year later.

http://loudwire.com/greta-van-fleet-new-album-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2yLVkd2gcnAHUh-Ayj-VeFhzheuZw2xYHUYTGGi6eF98hKP12aKcYOUtI

 

 

AUDIOSLAVE

“Rage Against the Machine” had disbanded, unfortunately.  They were the only rap/rock group I really liked & still miss.  “Soundgarden” had broken up in 1997.  “Audioslave” was Chris Cornell from “Soundgarden” on vocals with the bass player, drummer, & guitarist from “Rage Against the Machine”.  I was in SIAST when I heard their first single on the radio at school.  3 guys in our SIAST class at the time.  I heard it & got the other 2 to come hear it.  I’m pretty sure all 3 of us were eager to hear it.  “Audioslave” recorded 3 albums, which I thought were really good at the time.  They still are but that was well over 15 years ago.  I still like them, there’s just not much excitement now when I listen to them.  I think I heard they had some stuff recorded with the late Chris Cornell that wasn’t released?

“Soundgarden” from the ‘90s grunge scene in Seattle.  They actually started in 1998.  This is from their 4th of 6 studio albums.  This song was on the album that everyone raves about.

 

“Rage Against the Machine” who came along in ‘92.

 

So what does “Audioslave” sound like?  Something completely different.

2002   “Audioslave”

 

2005   “OUT OF EXILE”

 

iTunes doesn’t have the next album, I think this is the 7th album that I bought on CD, yet nowhere to be found in the iTunes store?

2006   “REVELATIONS”

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/THE REFRESHMENTS

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Pretty Vicious”, “System of a Down”, “Foo Fighters”, & “Big Wreck

 

Friday ended with us going to bed at 9:30 pm.  I was tired & Kim was too.  I watched whatever was left on the PVR.  We had supper watched, “The Ellen Degeneres Show”, & called it a night.

Saturday I slept in.  Kim was up & cleaning the place.  I showered, got dressed, & got my butt in gear to help with the cleaning.  We had some company that evening for a small get together, we’re all old so 10:30 pm or so we called it a night!

Today will just be us getting ready for the week ahead.  Hard boil eggs, make a veggie juice, Kim has already done the grocery shopping.

 

Look at that!  The USA’s government is open (temporarily) without funding for the wall.  I think he should pay government employees out of his own pocket for all of the shutdown, remember he’s “really rich

 

Trailer & article for the “Ted Bundy” biopic!

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/zac-efron-ted-bundy-serial-killer-trailer-784753/?fbclid=IwAR0DpO-Pr53pB5Tsfvb3tlCZI8CSnktmxQQwew_Thj_CtiVRF9EUvbxJJpU

 

THE REFRESHMENTS

I think I might be one of a handful of people that bought this album?  There are others, but I bought this on CD in the shortly after I saw a video on Much Music.  They’re probably best known for doing the theme song for the cartoon “King of the Hill”.  I have the album “Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big, & Buzzy” & I only saw this video 4 times I’m guessing?

 

1996   FIZZY FUZZY BIG & BUZZY

 

KING OF THE HILL THEME SONG

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS

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5 days of exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 450 squats, 300 back flexes.

I fell asleep to “Third Ion” the album “Biolith”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “Albatross”

 

All of this exercise is great n’ all, I do feel better exercising & with the change in my eating habits.  I think both of us need a break though.  Neither of us have really stopped for more than 2 weeks or so, once.

We don’t even have passports at the moment.  We could get them, but the question is, where would we go?  We can’t afford to go anywhere right now other than our neighboring provinces of Alberta or Manitoba.  I’m feeling less energetic & Kim is likely getting tired also.

We’re thinking of getting our passports for a trip in 2020 which will be our 15th wedding anniversary.  Not sure where we’ll go but it has to be wheelchair accessible.

This is a BIG part of what makes me feel like a “burden”.  Nobody has ever mentioned that I’m a burden.  On the flip side, everything must be as close to perfect for me in order to take a break & relax.  We’ll have to start saving our pennies now for a trip next year.

I know this entire cancer thing is not what anybody close to me signed up for, but it happened.  Cancer may have won the battle, but I won the war.  “…For a wounded man shall say to his assailant.  If I live I will kill you.  If I die you are forgiven.  Such is the rule of honour” – Lamb of God.  Likely, that statement won’t hold up in court though.

 

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS – THE RAW & THE COOKED

My dad bought this album on CD the year it was released or shortly after 1988.  I saw this album at Vintage Vinyl in Regina’s downtown before I was diagnosed with cancer.  I had a terrible record player & didn’t buy it for $9.99.  Bad move on my part!  I called myself an idiot for not buying it, as did my younger loving brother who was with me at the time.

As with the majority of my albums, I can listen to this album in it’s entirety without skipping past a single song…

 

HILARIOUS impression, & what looks like a great movie!

 

There are 3 stupid things the Toronto Blue Jays organization could do this year.  Trade pitcher Marcus Stroman, trade pitcher Aaron Sanchez, & bring 1B Rowdy Tellez to the major league from the minors.  Stroman & Sanchez are both under contract control until the end of 2021.  Rowdy Tellez is a great infielder & hits right handed pitching like he knows the pitch he’s getting & where it will be.  Unfortunately he’s terrible against left handed pitchers, that’s his kryptonite.  He’s more than welcome to prove me wrong in spring training though!

 

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OUT OF TOUCH?/MICHAEL JACKSON

 

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I fell asleep to “The Sword” the album “Ages of Winter”

I exercised to “Black Sabbath” the album “Heaven & Hell” Ronnie James Dio sang on this album, not Ozzy.

 

New Year’s resolution going well so far.  Walking with my walker & Kim’s assistance already more than last year!!!!  YAY walking practice…..BOOOO!

In Canada we have free health care for the most part.  Of course not everything is free when it comes to health care, which I understand & pretty much agree with.  There is one thing I don’t understand & wouldn’t even think of unless I was in this position.

Under the federal health care plan, I’m given $1000 once in a lifetime for a wheelchair.  I don’t think I’ve seen a wheelchair under that amount?  The wheelchair I left the WRC with was free from Sask Abilities, as long as it’s returned when you’re done with it.  Right now it’s here as a backup in case something should happen to my new chair.

What will a $1000 cover on my chair?  The inflatable cushion, which I had from my previous chair.  I think my new chair cost $6500-$7000.  Again I’m not complaining, I don’t think any federal politician would realize what the cost of a wheelchair is aka I think they’re a bit out of “touch” with a physically disabled lifestyle?  In that respect, I don’t think any of them would know that?

Not every other person is in a wheelchair, so it’s not a widely known fact that they are a hefty expense.  $1000 in this case helps, a bit, but really not much.

Dave Grohl scored the movie.  This is one of the 2 songs that have vocals.  The female voice is Louise Post of “Veruca Salt” a ‘90s band.  She & Grohl were dating at the time.  I had to get HMV, at the time, to order this CD as it was only released in the USA.

 

MICHAEL JACKSON

Everybody knows who Michael Jackson is I assume.  I saw a video on www.youtube.com calling him a metal fan’s guilty pleasure.  I don’t believe in guilty pleasures.  Just because a person tends to enjoy a certain genres of music, doesn’t mean they can’t appreciate a different genres.

 

I wish I had a gang that could also dance really well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/HARRY CONNICK JR.

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Music throughout the weekend.

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Alter Bridge.

 

Friday, Kim picked up my prescription sun glasses on her way home!  No squinting for the first half of a Rider game or any road trips!

My toe feels much better as of Saturday afternoon, at the moment I don’t see a problem doing my exercises this week, unless I do something stupid to it this weekend (which is always a possibility!)

Saturday I slept in like I was on a mission.  I had breakfast for lunch, & made my veggie juice for the week.  Saturday night Kim had to do some work from home & told me I could watch a movie she’s not interested in seeing.  Hello “Venom”!

What a FANTASTIC movie.  He’s a Marvel Comics villain but is not included in the current Marvel Comic Universe aka he has nothing to do with any of the Avengers or character movies.

Quiet Sunday here.  Kim’s doing work from home stuff for about an hour & a half more, then pick up a few groceries.  She helped me hard boil the eggs for the week in our instant cooker.  I usually use a pot of water on the stove top, this was my 2nd time with the instant/pressure cooker.  I think she’s done the laundry, just her stuff to put away, I put my stuff away last night.  We’re almost ready for the week.

My toe might only factor in with the constant pressure while doing pushups?  I guess I’ll find out on Tuesday.

New Harley Quinn movie in production?  They just introduced her character in the TV series “Gotham” I think?  Her name wasn’t mentioned but the character looked a lot like Harley Quinn from the comic books.

 

HARRY CONNICK JR.

A jazz musician out of New Orleans.  Plays piano & sings, I’m guessing he can play multiple instruments?  He was born in 1967.  He’s won 3 Grammy awards & 2 Emmy awards for his role on ‘Will & Grace’, the original series, not the reboot.  He has also appeared in a handful of movies over the years.  He also has or had a daytime talk show.  I watched a few episodes, it was decent & a little different, I don’t watch it now & I’m not sure if it’s still on the air?

 

1990   WE ARE IN LOVE

 

1994   SHE

 

1999   COME BY ME

 

2009   YOUR SONGS (COVER SONGS)

I have these albums & his 3 Christmas/Holiday albums.  One which has my favourite original Christmas song on it.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BRUNO MARS

 

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5 days of exercise total; 200 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 tricep lifts, 300 squats, 300 back flexes.

I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory Of……”

I exercised to “Pantera” their “Greatest Hits”

 

Wednesday turned out to be quite lazy, after a fast & early morning.  The handle on the back of my wheelchair got fixed.  The guy had to take my chair to the shop though.  He said he’d be back within an hour.  Got my chair back a bit under 2 hours later.  I already had 2 liters of water, had to crawl to the washroom a couple of times.  All was fine but I bruised my big toe.  It was throbbing quite a bit Wednesday night.

That has temporarily slowed me down a bit.  No squats, pushups, or walking. Since Wednesday’s exercise was complete.  I really don’t like to cut back on anything, it’s frustrating.  I’d show you but I have no phone/camera & it’s really ugly!  I wanted to do a TON more walking with my walker this year, like 3 times a week at minimum.  We’ve only been walking 3 times so far this year.

In other news, Kim picked up my new glasses on her way home Wednesday.  I am now a slightly attractive, near sighted pirate.  All I’m missing is a peg leg & a hook.

Throughout all of this cancer garbage, I lost sight of what I was really easy for me before.  Remain humble, really appreciate all of the great people who care about me.

 

Foo Fighters, Metallica, Audioslave, & Tenacious D perform at Chris Cornell tribute show!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-foo-fighters-cover-soundgarden-audioslave/?fbclid=IwAR3viV5ikTnYBIhhPVGIAtp5iZMhxhZE2zO_PBvE6z7O3VJPNeQ1bSnEpm0

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/chris-cornell-soundgarden-tribute-show-780340/?fbclid=IwAR1Z6Kt4vqz25-g4W81ttXPAdozmaQl-Eg–tp2AuSmlZNFCk9QbALOvjDg

 

Well, I guess that’s one decade cancer free.  So I’m “…done, done.  On to the next one…..”

 

I always say I want to see any movie in the theater & it never happens!  I usually just buy the blu-ray.  Anyways, here’s the upcoming Spider-man movie.

I would have liked to see “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Venom”, “Aquaman”, “Avengers Infinity War”, “Ant-man & the Wasp”, & many more in the theater.  I’ll just buy them when they’re available.  I’ll watch a movie multiple times.  Example; Deadpool.  I’ve watched that movie a minimum of 15 times, & I’m not exaggerating at all.  Instant classic for me!  Out of that list I’m just missing “Bohemian Rhapsody” & “Aquaman”.  Could be much worse.

 

BRUNO MARS

I hear that he used to work as an Elvis impersonator & that’s how he started his musical career.  Don’t quote me on that, that’s hearsay news.  He was born October 8th, 1985, in Honolulu, & named Pete Gene Hernandez (thank you Google!).  He has released 3 albums, a single, & the song “Uptown Funk” on an album done by Mark Ronson.  He’s made a career of being very transparent as to what his influences are in his radio hits.  The Police, James Brown, Michael Jackson, etc.

 

2010    DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS

 

2012   UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX

 

2016   24K MAGIC

 

2018   SINGLE

 

2015   UPTOWN SPECIAL (MARK RONSON)

 

CARPOOL KARAOKE

 

 

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FIT BIT/BILLY TALENT

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Garden of the Titans” (Live at Red Rocks)

I exercised to “Anthrax” the album “Volume 8: The Threat is Real!”

 

I forgot to take my pills last night before I went to bed.  That happens once in a while.  The pills are in my system so it doesn’t screw me up for the day, I just wake up way too early.  So 3:45 am I was wide awake.  I tossed & turned trying to fall asleep, but no deal.  Kim’s alarm didn’t go off so we got up around 6:15 am.  I’ve had breakfast, exercised, showered & dressed.  The salesman we got my chair from is coming this morning to replace a handle on the back that broke off.

 

Please remember that I was basically in my own little world for 4.5 years.  I didn’t really get to ease in to all of this technology stuff.  For me it was “BAM!  Here’s a bunch of stuff you should learn to use yesterday!”  I

Yes, I recently got a fit bit.  My watch would stop, I’d reset it & it would be fine for about a week.  After doing that MANY times it died completely.  Kim took me to Best Buy.  I got a fit bit for $170 aka WAY TOO MUCH.  Should have gone to Walmart & bought a watch for $20.

We came home I opened the box & went to put it on my wrist, Kim stopped me.  Good grief, you have to download the software with a Bluetooth item.  Kim has a cell phone & an iPad.  Then it had to charge overnight.  I don’t have a mobile device.  If I did, I wouldn’t need a fit bit.  An iPad or cell phone would have the time on it.

If we had gone to a Walmart, they would have set the time for me & I’d put it on my wrist in the vehicle or in the store.  I don’t need to know how many steps I’ve taken, I’m in a wheelchair!  How is it deciding what a step is?  I found out in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that my resting pulse was 98/minute.  Thanks for confirming that fit bit.

So now I have a watch that I have to swipe if I want to know the time.  Personally I think this is absolutely nuts, should have gone to a jeweler or a Walmart.  I’m not even 39 yet, but these hijinks & shenanigans are already driving me crazy (and that’s a very short drive)!

How is this an improvement on something so simple & ready to use at the point of purchase?  “Technology can’t screw up a watch”, oh yes it can!  Look what it did to phones!

All I need is a watch that will tell me the time.

 

How is a band like “The Killers” considered a rock band & getting coverage on Facebook from www.loudwire.com?  No disrespect intended, I’m not a working musician or anywhere close to being one, but REALLY?

 

OK ______ now you’re ripping apart ‘System of a Down’, you’re done.  NEXT please!  So the drummer loves ______ but made a protest song against Bush Junior while he was in power?  I’ll take Bush Junior over _______ any day!

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

I went to Boston while Bush Jr. was President, now I’d really have to think about that.  Will this guy let me in?  Once I’m in will he let me out?

 

BILLY TALENT

They have 5 studio albums out & 2 live albums out.  I have 1 studio album of theirs.  I checked out a few other albums but the guy’s voice just bothers me.  Nothing against him, he gets the notes, he has the vocal range, his voice just bothers me & I listen to some death metal.  Yes, they’re another Canadian rock band.  I just own their 2nd studio album.  The first studio album was HUGE when it was released but I wasn’t a fan.  I heard their first single for their 2nd album & thought “Hey, this song sounds really good!  WOW it’s Billy Talent!”  I usually like a bands entire catalogue, but this is one of the handful of musicians I can deal with owning one album from.  They’re not terrible by any means, just not a band for me.  I will say their guitar player does not make it easy for himself.

 

 

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