SICK, STRETCHING, & PLAYING BASS LINES ON MY GUITAR

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, followed by “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Boston” the album “Boston”

 

Well, it’s Thursday and I’ve got a cold really well.  My entire body is sore, I’ve got what sounds like a smoker’s cough, & every time I cough, I bring up phlegm from the deep.  I also have a sinus headache.  I thought a cod was supposed to get better after a few days.  Kim touched my forehead before she left for work.  She said it felt warm, no surprise to me.

I’ve been stretching every day & practicing guitar.  I find teaching myself guitar frustrating.  I know what to do, my left hand disagrees.  I never really practiced the first time around.  Picked up my mom’s old acoustic, learned some bass lines, & helped Rob learn bass.  About a year later I got my first guitar for my 21st birthday.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Who enjoys some “Chevelle”?  Here are the albums ranked by Loud Wire.

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-albums-ranked/

 

Yep, Paramore, Royal Blood & Linkin Park are all available for preorder on iTunes!  Holy “Blondie” & “Devo” pop music from Paramore!

 

Really cool video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Linkin Park.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE these movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Donald Trump.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-donald-trump-one-term-president/

 

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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

MY WIFE, THE GIVER OF PHLEGM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Ascot Royals” the 2017 EP “New Skin”

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

 

If/When it’s my time for back surgery, I just hope to recover quickly.  This all feels like a very minor inconvenience.  I really want to get back to exercising.  I don’t know how long it will be to recover.  I already feel as though I’ve wasted 6 months doing absolutely nothing productive.  All of this stretching seems to be for nothing if I’m just going to have surgery anyway.

I guess I can’t complain, I’ve made it this far & the smaller T-Shirts that didn’t fit me when I first started working out like a mad man still fit me today.  I guess that’s still a bonus.  I was 265 at my heaviest but everything fit me fine.  There’s a photo of me in a white T-Shirt playing guitar on stage, that’s me at 265.  I’m just a big person.  I’m 37 years old & 6’1”.  When I graduated high school I was 18 years old, 6’1” & 185 pounds…………….then I discovered beer!

My wife shares everything.  She was kind enough to even give me her cold!  I don’t just get a cold though!  No, my body will take a cold & turn it up to 11.  Small fever, phlegm, cough, sometimes shaking uncontrollably, etc.  I started to feel like crap Monday night.  Went to bed a bit before 10:20 pm.  I was hot, cold, had to pee, got up to take some medication a few times, anything but fall asleep until 3:45 am.  Slept until 6:00 am on Tuesday, said goodbye to Kim when she left for work & fell asleep until 9:30 pm.  Had breakfast & my medication now I shall nap!

I slept very well Tuesday night!  Woke up just before Kim did to get ready for work today.  Then I got up around 8:00 am after a bad coughing fit, I thought I was better, but not quite.

 

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

I wasn’t all that sure of what albums I was anticipating for this year other than a guarantee from Big Wreck.  Now I can add “Royal Blood” as well as “Stone Sour”, “Queens of the Stone Age” & maybe “System of a Down”?

 

I’d go, only for “The Pretty Reckless” though

http://loudwire.com/korn-the-pretty-reckless-pierce-the-veil-more-perform-2017-alternative-press-music-awards/

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about this one too, “Paramore” the album “After Laughter” out May 12th on iTunes

 

Ah, Matt Damon gets bumped from United Airlines voice over

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/hear-matt-damon-get-bumped-as-united-airlines-spokesman-on-kimmel-w477587

 

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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

THE OSCARS

 

I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the album “The Astonishing”

I woke up to “The 1975” the album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it”

I totally agree with Chris Rock’s monologue “What are you wearing?” That gets old quick. Just once I’d love to see a big name celebrity show up in shorts & a T-Shirt. If there’s a dress code, khakis, golf shirt, a tie, black runners & wind breaker. Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchet, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, etc. Just do it once. “What are you wearing?” in response “Clothes, from my closet”, “Who are you wearing?” in reply “Walmart”. I’m not going to remember who was wearing what on the red carpet? I do remember “Titanic” won for movie of the year up against 1 of my all-time favourite movies “Good Will Hunting”. I’ll also remember that Eddie Redmayne won for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking. What were they all wearing? I don’t remember………….wait……………….or care!

I’ve heard of 5 of the nominated films, heard of them, I haven’t see them, “The Big Short”, “Mad Max”, “Bridge of Spies”, “The Martian” & “The Revenant”. Maybe the Academy should nominate films people have seen or heard of? I haven’t seen any of the movies nominated for movie of the year, but where’s “Straight Outta Compton”, “Star Wars:Episode VII” or “The Avengers The Age of Ultron”?

Why do I watch award shows? What else is there to watch on a Sunday with some Award show on?

Looking at this list, I don’t have an anticipated release for March. I’m waiting for Tremonti’s “Dust” album in April though!!!

http://loudwire.com/vote-most-anticipated-release-march-2016/

So far this year I’ve purchased 4 albums & I have one on preorder.

I have Rob Zombie on preorder for release in April. I waiting for Alter Bridge “ABV”, Tremonti’s “Dust”, Tool if it’s being released this year but I’m not holding my breath, Into Eternity if it’s released & who knows what else? “Alter Bridge” & “Tremonti” each have incredible album’s to live up to in my opinion, hopefully they can equal their past success?

Third Ion” is or has recorded their album. I’ve also heard “Big Wreck” is in the writing process, so we’ll see when that comes out!

Dave Grohl at the 2016 Academy Awards, one of my top 4 Beatles’ songs. You can’t really go wrong with any Beatles’ song though!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/02/dave-grohl-performs-blackbird-at-2016-oscars-watch/

My other 3 favourite songs by The Fab Four!

Here’s a list of winners from The Oscars.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/oscars-2016-the-complete-winners-list-20160228

No this didn’t win, it’s my movie of the year though!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE IS CENSORED!!!

Pop Evil” Spring tour dates. I’ve heard their name before, but I’ve never heard their music before? It’s not too shabby.

http://loudwire.com/pop-evil-multiple-tours-spring-2016/

From Ashes to New Unleash ‘Through It All’ Live Video
http://loudwire.com/from-ashes-to-new-through-it-all-live-video/

20 years ago today, February 29th, 1996 I got my drivers license & Tuesday, February 5th 2008 was the last time I drove a vehicle. Now I have a driver! Her payment? The oh so lovely me, her arm candy! If only that was true! I’ve got a pretty lady to drive me around most of the time!

4 sleeps until the first Toronto Blue Jays televised spring training game! Hurry up Friday!!!!

Zakk Wylde plays Black Sabbath on a Hello Kitty mini guitar.

http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-black-sabbath-hello-kitty-mini-guitar/

I’m going to call it a day & hit the couch. Not really up for this today. I ate something that didn’t agree with me. I hate being sick, I really don’t have time for that!

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

FEBRUARY 5TH/FEVER IS GONE, I’M GOOD.

I fell asleep to “Puscifer” the album “Money Shot”

I woke up to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

February 5th 2008 will be a day I’ll have to acknowledge for the rest of my life. I wont celebrate it & I wont wish for history to repeat itself. This is the day I collapsed with stage 4 brain cancer. Oddly enough I had a flu for a week before I went to work that Monday. Sunday, February 3rd I had the worst headache I’ve ever had. Tuesday, February 5th I collapsed at work & that’s why this blog exists. It was suggested by my occupational therapist to keep people updated on my progress. I’m fine as long as I take the proper pills at the right time or else I wake up in the middle of the night.

Cover songs? I usually prefer the original. There is the odd occasion the cover is better. This first song I will always prefer the original.

Original followed by a cover which I prefer.

Risky to cover any “Pink Floyd” song!!!

I could go on forever showing different cover songs, I wont though here’s the last one though. I’ve got 60 “Foo Fighters” B-Sides, I’m guessing 40 of them are cover songs.

I like seeing a band play a song live than inspired them to make the music they make now.

This is the last one, I promise. The cover is no different than the original in this case.

If you like “Megadeth” at all, the new album “Dystopia” is great!

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-dystopia-oreilly-factor/

I had a request for more Grohl! I can do that! Here are some non “Foo Fighters” albums he’s appeared on or has done by himself, yes I have them.

All of the music & sent out to his preferred metal singers the album “Probot”

Out of print & not on iTunes “Tony Iommi” Dave Grohl sang & played drums on this song!

Soundtrack he did for a Jonny Depp movie on his own “Touch”

Drums on 2 “Queens of the Stone Age” albums

New “Deftones” song

http://loudwire.com/deftones-prayers-triangles-teaser/

The Roots & Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-the-roots-perform-super-bowl-raps-on-tonight-show-20160205

New “Holy Grail” song, never heard of them.

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/holy-grail-premiere-video-for-descent-into-the-maelstrom.html

“Stone Temple Pilots” plan to carry on with their search for a new singer!!!

http://loudwire.com/stone-temple-pilots-search-new-singer/

“Tremonti” 2016 tour dates

https://fret12.com/activity/tremonti-tour-2016

Dave Grohl talks about “Nirvana”

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-nirvana-too-big-too-quick/

“Pearl Jam” released the album “Yield”, probably my favourite Pearl Jam album, February 3rd 1998. I was working with a tinsmith & his son installing A/C at a seniors home that summer. Played this album everyday in the car at 5:30 am on the way to the job. After high school graduation & before my first semester in the U of R.

“The Agonist” shared it…..

Scott Stapp (Creed) plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction

http://loudwire.com/creed-scott-stapp-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

Miley Cyrus to be adviser on “The Voice”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miley-cyrus-joins-the-voice-20160203

I could do an entire different blog on Dave Grohl alone. I saw something on www.youtube.com about 10 albums you didn’t know he played on, then I thought “Hey, you missed 3 albums?”.

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I’M SICK

I tried to sleep to “Third Ion” that’s 2 nights in a row I’ve listened to the 8 song album debut with no luck falling asleep, I went to “Ed Sheeran” the album “X”

I’m pretty sure I’m at the beginning of a bad flu bug. Started yesterday & got worse. Hopefully I’ll be better tomorrow. My stomach won’t keep food down & the aching started last night & hasn’t changed. Fluids & crackers for me! Laid in bed with Brewster falling in & out of sleep this morning until 11:30 am Brewster got up around noon or shortly after.  In other words, I’ll catch you when I’m better!

Ian Fletcher Thornley on the song “Stop & Think” one of my favourite songs.

Sorry, song’s not available to hear? I’m not touching a streaming site!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/secrets/id1042114125

Thank you “Puddle of Mudd” for making a weak effort at trying to be relevant still? LANGUAGE!! Inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/puddle-of-mudd-wes-scantlin-accuses-fan-stealing-house/

New John 5 (Rob Zombie guitarist) video. Country fans will enjoy this!

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/rob-zombie-guitarist-john-5-premieres-video-for-behind-the-nut-love.html

I quite enjoy the new “Dream Theater” album 34 song’s on a double album, songs average out to 4:30 minutes instead of 8. Also 4 or 5 song with just a symphony w/ no vocals.

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-the-astonishing-album-review/

After a Nazi salute & more, I’d expect this at the very least!

http://www.nme.com/news/pantera/91195?utm_campaign=nme-daily-3rd-feb-03-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

A photo from the set of the new “Ghostbusters”

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/first-photo-of-chris-hemsworth-in-new-ghostbusters/398579?utm_campaign=nme-daily-3rd-feb-03-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

If you haven’t watched “Making a Murderer” on Netflix, a) why? b) Why? c) WHY? d) You’re among the last 1,000 people on the planet who haven’t SPOILER ALERT!!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/steven-avery-s-brother-breaks-his-silence-over-mak/398589?utm_campaign=nme-daily-3rd-feb-03-02-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

In Flames” album “The Jester Race” turns 21 today!

25 most influential grunge albums

http://diffuser.fm/25-most-influential-grunge-albums/?fblw25

Carpool karaoke with Chris Martin of “Coldplay”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-chris-martin-sing-david-bowie-in-carpool-karaoke-20160203

Dream Theater” video!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-dream-theater-shred-amid-flying-robots-in-the-gift-of-music-video-20160

“Highly Suspect” Grammy nomination interview!

Sorry one of the 3 songs on the album without language. Fantastic album though!!!!

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

DOESN’T FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS YET? WHERE’S THE SNOW?

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Jimmy Eat World” the album “Bleed American” their 3rd studio album.

 

Everything is still brown waiting for the snow to fall. It just doesn’t quite feel right. It feels more like a very nice halloween. I want snow. I even turned off our heater, I think it kicked in once, because it has never been below room temperature here, it’s usually 25 Celsius, 77 Fahrenheit. I try to get my workout done as early as possible, after I finish a black coffee, a fruit & vegetable drink that I make & leave in the fridge, along with some water. Most of the time Brewster sleeps through it, today he didn’t. I’m on the floor to do 2 sets of 25 push ups this morning the entire time with a dog licking or biting my right hand? He must have slept well last night? When Kim left for work this morning, Brewster just wanted to play/wrestle as soon as the door closed. He only cuddles with Kim & I’m the one he likes to play with. We have our roles, he’s trained us well!

 

Insulin users! Research may lead to not poking yourself with needles anymore!

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/the-end-of-insulin-injections-needle-free-trial-expands-to-alberta-1.2687626

 

21 years ago Sunday ‘Pearl Jam’ released “Vitalogy”

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-vitalogy-album-anniversary/

 

Interview with singer,Vicky Psarakis, of “The Agonist”

 

Lemmy Kilmister of “Motorhead” wont give into the aging process

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-on-aging-i-dont-want-to-give-into-it/

 

Patti Smith joins U2 onstage in Paris!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/patti-smith-joins-u2-in-paris-for-gloria-and-people-have-the-power-watch/

 

Full list of winners at the 2015 www.loudwire.com awards.

http://loudwire.com/5th-annual-loudwire-music-awards-complete-winners-list/

It’s a popularity contest. I don’t agree with anything on the list, I’m sure everyone will have a different opinion about the list!

 

20 greatest metal riffs of all time? It’s a pretty good list, I was in the dark as to who & what the riffs were until I saw Alice Cooper at number 15 or 16?

http://loudwire.com/20-greatest-metal-riffs-of-all-time-watch/

 

“Highly Suspect” has been nominated for 2 Grammy Awards. Best Rock Album & Best Rock Song. I don’t know which song but this is one of three without language in it.

 

I guess “Rush” drummer, Neil Peart, is now retired. Fair enough he’s been in Rush since before they released their 1st album in 1974.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/12/rushs-neil-peart-says-hes-retired-from-music/

 

Pentatonix are nominated for a Grammy as well. For this song….

 

All of the Grammy nominees here

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-kendrick-lamar-the-weeknd-lead-grammy-nominations-20151207

 

REALLY?????????????? In the same category as Foo Fighters???????????????

LANGUAGE!!

Different strokes for different folks I guess? I’m biased as well, that doesn’t help either.

 

I don’t have a child, but the majority of my friends do.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/lauren-messervey/nannygate-not-an-issue_b_8702344.html?ncid=fcbklnkcahpmg00000001

 

Megadeth’s 2016 tour

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-2016-north-american-tour-suicidal-tendencies-children-of-bodom-havok/

 

 

Songs I like, “White Zombie”SOME SEXUALLY EXPILICIT CONTENT!!!!

 

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NOPE!

I’m just out of it today. I went to bed at 8:30 last night. I was so cold I was shaking, & I couldn’t sleep until some time between 11:30-12:00.

Kim had to feed me my pills, I was shaking too much. “….I’ve been down here before. All my bones & joints are sore…..”

Chris