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I wrote and published Friday’s post & instantly felt very selfish.  I wrote this late yesterday afternoon with a break for supper & movie with Kim, then stayed up until 2:30 am finishing writing & editing this.

I think it’s pretty cool when I see a guitar that I own being used by a professional musician.  I got my Squier Starcaster 2 ½ weeks ago.  I watched a video, for the first time, on and Eddie Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang Van Halen, has the same guitar in a music video from his band “Mammoth”.  He also plays bass guitar in Tremonti, Mark Tremonti’s solo project to “Alter Bridge”.  Wolfgang could easily put a ‘Wolfgang guitar’ designed by his dad and made by the “EVH” brand, sold at a much higher price point than the Squier Starcaster but he chose the Squier, same model and colour as mine. 

I BOUGHT THE Squier Starcaster for a few reasons.  I REALLY like my friends hollow body Gretsch guitar, the Squier was VERY affordable, & David Grohl plays a Gibson Trini Lopez all of the time.  His signature hollow body guitar.  They’re not in production anymore & were $12000 + tax in Canada brand new.  Now the used ones are listed at $17,576 to $32,000.  The cheaper used one is more than ½ of our 2019 Toyota RAV 4!!!!!!

You know what I don’t want or need fancy expensive guitars!  I don’t feel sorry for myself at all!  I feel VERY, VERY fortunate!!!!!  I feel sorry for the people that were helpless & had to watch me go through stage 4 brain cancer not knowing if I’d ever come out of a coma with only a 5-15% chance of waking up. 

Most of all Kim.  Kim has to deal with a physically disabled husband EVERY day!  Kim puts my wheelchair in the back of our SUV if we go anywhere.  Kim has to help me go walking with my walker in case I fall & crack my head open.  Kim cooks supper.  Kim gets groceries for us.  Kim gets my prescription refills.  Kim takes me for my MRIs, to my psychiatrist, & family doctor.  Kim works a full time job for us.  Kim painted our entire suite by herself, twice now.  Kim orders stuff for me online.  Kim never gets anything remotely extravagant for herself.  Kim bought a bicycle in 2019, it was stolen & never found after only 3 months, and she never replaced it.  Kim bought herself cross country skis this winter.  She used them once & her feet were covered in blisters & incredibly sore.  Kim wouldn’t let me help her if she wanted something from around the house.  She slowly walked on her blisters around the house.  She bought this condo with our money after I was released from my physiotherapies.  Kim told the doctors to save my life instead of harvesting my sperm & letting me die.  My parents had that decision & left it up to Kim.  Any extra money Kim gets, she spends on stuff for the house. 

Kim bought me the Epiphone Explorer I have for Christmas 2002 after we had been dating since mid-April 2002.  Kim bought me the Epiphone Matt Heafy signature Les Paul Custom 7 string last year for my 40th birthday.  Kim paid for ½ of my PRS S2 Custom 22 semi hollow.  The guitars I have are GREAT & the 3 guitars I’ll buy are GREAT!  If they weren’t I wouldn’t have chosen them.  I know I’ll never meet “Foo Fighters”, “Alter Bridge”, or “Lamb of God” I’m just another fan.  I’m seriously OK with this, its Kim’s right to take credit for what she lets me do.  I’ll likely never see “Lamb of God” live again since they never tour through Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba much & nobody I know wants to see them as much as I do.  “Alter Bridge” might come to one of these locations & I’ll be there if they come, Kim wants to see them.  I haven’t missed a “Foo Fighters” show in Calgary since the ‘Wasting Light’ tour in 2011(?) & in the 2000 & 2003.  I’ve converted my father into a “Foo Fighters” fan.  I think he’s been to every show since the ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace’ tour when I had cancer.     

I couldn’t LOVE Kim more for what she does for Brewster & me, or just for being who she is.  A thoughtful, loving, caring, generous, smart, hardworking, humbling, attractive woman, who chose me of all people to spend her life with.  I didn’t even make it to our 3rd anniversary in 2008 without getting cancer but Kim stuck with me.  One of my oncologist at the hospital called Kim “the best wife I’ve ever seen”.  He said that most spouses that go through something like we did break up before it’s over but here we are after almost 16 years of marriage and 18 ½ years together.

I’ll order the long awaited PRS S2 McCarty 594 I’ll order it in early December.  Then save MY Christmas & birthday money from our families for the other 2.  Even with this income tax oops I’ll have the down payment to order the PRS S2 McCarty 594 and pay the rest of it when it gets here 6 months later.  The Godin radiator & the Sterling Cutlass should be GREAT guitars regardless of the low price.  Those 2 combined with tax is still far less than the S2 McCarty 594. 

There’s only cosmetic reasons to upgrade the PRS S2 McCarty 594 & the Godin is made in Canada.  The Sterling Cutlass is exactly what I’m looking for in a Stratocaster style guitar.   All 3 guitars check off all of my boxes, as does every guitar I already own.  I have absolutely no problem waiting & saving for the Godin & Sterling!  I want Kim to get her hobby stuff more than anything!  I’ve only paid for 2 ½ guitars here, the other 3 ½ were gifts. 

All of these guitars are desires not needs.  I’ll be here most of the time & I choose to play guitar instead of anything else.  Even when I watch Blue Jay baseball or CFL I’m playing my acoustic guitar.  Kim’s doing anything but watching TV with me.

Sure I’m here for Kim for whatever I can do for her, our families & friends.  Kim takes no credit for what she does for our families or our friends.  That’s just who she is.  Me, I’m good but Kim is AMAZING!!!!

This was the only type of 7 string I was really interested in/wanting, because it wasn’t a pointy, metal looking guitar.  I’ve got my 6 string Epiphone Explorer from Kim for that.

I listen to 7 string guitar music, I don’t play it.  7 strings, I’m all thumbs, 6 strings, I’m fine.  That’s my reason for selling it & putting the money towards the PRS S2 McCarty 594.

It would be great to upgrade & replace my PRS S2 Custom 22 semi hollow with the new Core PRS Special semi hollow but it’s not needed for sure!  I can’t afford it at over $5000 + tax in Canada.  Even if I lived in the USA it’s over $3000 there.

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

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Music from this weekend!  “Foo Fighters”, “The Struts”, “Boston”, “Norman Greenbaum”, “Young MC”, & “Muse”


The BIG 40th wedding anniversary of my parents was on Saturday.  Yes, I’m 38.  They had me the same year they were to turn 21, I came along before their 21st birthdays.  My birthday is in January.  My brother came into the mix in 1987.  Yeah, 7 years between Mitch & I.  He’s bigger than me, especially now that I’m in a wheelchair!  Hahahahaha!

I don’t speak well so I wrote the speech & Mitch read it, added a few things & delivered the speech at the party.  My immediate family means the world to me, there’s no way I could live in a different city, province, or country.  My in-laws celebrate their 40th anniversary next weekend.  Unfortunately we won’t see them until Christmas.

It was a lot like our wedding for me.  Lots of visiting not enough drinking at the OPEN BAR!!!

Sunday was at my parents’ house.  Make your own bun which, drink whatever, & watch the Grey Cup if you like.  Kim’s not a football fan & with Calgary & Ottawa in the game, nobody really cared to watch it.  We went around 1:00 pm then came home around 7:00 pm.  Good times & a TON of people to catch up with!

Sunday was for the friends & family who didn’t have to travel home until Monday.


If you don’t believe in climate change, can I ask you why?


That’s all until the New Year.  Be safe & have fun.  I’ll catch you on January 2nd 2019.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & enjoy some time off of work!


MUSE – SIMULATION THEORY released Nov. 9, 2018.

I really like Muse, the album “The Resistance” was their first time doing an almost completely electronic album.  Good in theory, for me it was a very weak album.  If there was ever a progressive pop album, “Simulation Theory” would be it.  This album really reminds me of U2’s “Achtung Baby” & I love that U2 album.  Everybody is saying all of the Muse albums sounded the same.  Sure, some of them did.  This is a band I’ll likely never see live, so it will likely remain on my bucket list.  All I hear is “You gotta see them live”.  This is their 8th studio album.  If you were to put U2, Coldplay, the first 3 Radiohead albums, with a dash of Dream Theater in a blender, you’d have Muse!

You can’t make everyone happy all of the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-David Grohl

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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Kim has today off, so I do too!  This week will be my normal exercise for 4 days, then 3 exercises 3 days a week.  Then a 6 or 7 complete break around Christmas.


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Weekend’s here finally!  Friday ended with us returning to my parents’ house.  Dad & I watched “Rogue One: A Star Wars story” in the basement on his home theater which includes an 84” HD projection screen, beer & rum or whatever you like!  Mom & Kim watched a chick flick called “You Before Me”.  Mom had it recorded on the TV.


May 6th is Sherry Hastings birthday.  My older but shorter sister-law!


When it’s over +24 degrees Celcius inside, & the same issue occurs ¾ years, somethings wrong!  It’s +28 in here on Saturday at 7:00 pm.  I woke up around 9:30 am, fan on & window open all night it was already +26 Celcius.  Right then I knew it would become unbearable in here!


My brother came over this afternoon to help me with some computer stuff.  On the way he called me asking if I wanted anything from DQ.  If someone’s offering you a free blizzard you answer yes.  I said “Sure I’ll have a medium Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Cup blizzard.  They screwed up & made the order a large instead of medium, I ate it anyways.  I screwed up later.  Earlier tonight Kim asks me “Should we get some blizzards since it’s so hot in here?”  I replied “Nah, I already had a large blizzard when Mitch came over, I’m good.  Actually I could go for a medium Crispy Crunch blizzard”.  Kim replies “YOU WHAT?????  YOU HAD A BLIZZARD WITHOUT ME & DIDN’T TELL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  “Yeah, but you know now.  Let’s go get some ice cream”.  I did not get more ice cream, I did get some Timbits though!

12 years of marriage with Kim today!  Happy anniversary Kim!  Sure we’ve had our ups & 4.5 years of downs, but we made it & have many more years together.  In summation should we get a DQ blizzard today?  Since we don’t have the moola to do much else?


If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 


Looks like a busy summer at the movie theater!  I’m a big fan of Simon Pegg.  “Shaun of the Dead” & “Hot Fuzz” are FANTASTIC!  I have 2 or 3 other movies with him in them, they’re good also!




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 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.


Walk off the Earth cover Ed Sheeran


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


10 best metal concept albums


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


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

Big Wreck on shuffle


Ascot Royals






I listened to our first dance song from our wedding




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 did it again…” woke up thinking it was Saturday. Then came to the horrible realization that it’s only Tuesday/.

Poor Donna! This must be what Kim feels like some days….

Guess who’s been involved with this crap against multiple teams this year? Hint-(It’s not the Blue Jays) If the umpire hadn’t issued the warning in the first inning this wouldn’t have happened in the 8th inning! Unwritten rule in baseball, “You hit our guy, we hit your guy.” Then each team get’s a warning & nothing happens from then on. This is NOT an intentional hit, it hit his shin. Not his back, shoulder or hip. If a pitcher chooses to throw at someone, they make it count & deliver a clear message!

There are unwritten rules everywhere, not just in baseball. “Honey, do these pants make my butt look fat?” unwritten rule it’s always “No, you look FANTASTIC IN EVERYTHING” Kim has never asked me that & doesn’t need to ever. But if you answer incorrectly you’ll spend an eternity trying to dig yourself out of a hole that you may just end up making bigger & never get out of. This unwritten rule applies to anyone & everyone in a relationship. One of those rules no one will tell you directly how to answer, something you’ll hear in passing or find out the hard way. Good luck out there & “Keep your stick on the ice”-Red Green

Dave Grohl explains why Foo Fighters ‘Rickrolled’ the Baptist Church in Kansas

Alanis & Taylor team up to preform “You Oughta Know” live

One Direction NOT breaking up………………………they’re likely breaking up

17 years ago “Godsmack” released their self titled album.

Dave Grohl mocks new bands that play “..little 2 hour shows…” during the show I was at in Calgary


Motorhead cover The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil”

Sound Cloud inside the link^^^^

Birch Hills’ CIBC will close January 22nd 2016. 5 minute drive from Kim’s home town

I haven’t found a beer I don’t like at Rebellion! Help out the cats

It’s an album track but it’s among my favourite U2 songs

Songs I like, “Opeth” I have 5 albums on CD. Walked into HMV, saw 4 albums in a box together for $40 then bought “Ghost Reveries” & others on iTunes & became an Opeth fan.

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