DEATH/BETTER THAN EZRA

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”

I exercised to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

As soon as they got into the meat & potatoes of this song at the show, I think everyone got up to dance.

 

I severely bruised my left hand Monday evening while lifting a heavy box of CD.  That was the only day I did pushups.  At the moment I can’t put any pressure on my left palm or any finger, other than my index finger & thumb.

I wasted 27 years being afraid of death.  6 days after my 28th birthday, I was in a month long coma.  Me dying, never crossed my mind.  I didn’t see Heaven or Hell when I was unconscious.  I was alone in the Conexus Arts Center (live theater in Regina).  I was in the empty seats & I was with Oprah of all people, does this mean Oprah is a God?  I never pictured Oprah being where ever I was??!!?!  I rarely saw Oprah on TV.  If someone else was watching it, I’d see while going to a different room.

The point of this is, the thought of dying used to scare the crap out of me.  Now, not at all.  I’m not out there looking for death in any way.  I’m not about to become a reckless dare devil.  I’ll just keep doing my thing until my time is up, hopefully that’s in the very distant future.

In no way do I want to die, but I’m not scared of it at all though.  I don’t know where I was?  I know I wasn’t scared though.  In a coma for a month, yet completely calm.  I believe in an afterlife, Heaven & I acknowledge that there may be a place called Hell.

Question is was I “Dead or Dreaming”, I like to think I was dreaming. The following is from “Into Eternity” the album “Dead or Dreaming”

 

BETTER THAN EZRA

 

I have their first two albums only.  From the ‘90s while I was in high school.  I saw the video for the song “Good” from their first album & was hooked immediately.  According to http://www.wikipedia.com they’re based in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I bought the first 2 albums on either BMG or Columbia House, buy 12 CDs for a penny then buy 1 for $30.  I jumped “back & forth” between the 2.  From what I can tell on iTunes they have 9 studio albums, a Greatest Hits album, & a live album.

Here are a few songs from Better than Ezra’s first 2 albums.

DELUXE       1993

 

FRICTION BABY      1996

 

10 power ballads that don’t suck.

http://loudwire.com/10-power-ballads-dont-suck/

 

5 reasons people hate Nirvana     LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favourite Nirvana was & is still “Breed” from the album “Nevermind”.  Fun to play, sing, & listen to!

 

System of a Down’s future uncertain.

 

Alice Cooper babysat Keanu Reeves?

http://loudwire.com/keanu-reeves-alice-cooper-babysat-fake-poo-fridge/

 

Audio interview with Billy Howerdel, A Perfect Circle founder & music writer.

http://loudwire.com/a-perfect-circle-billy-howerdel-axl-rose/

 

 

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SHOOTING/ROYAL WEDDING/DEAD SARA

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I fell asleep to “Live” the album “Throwing Copper”.  Yes, the album with their big hit “Lightning Crashes”

I had breakfast while listening to “Muse” the album “Drones”

 

I decided to only exercise for 4 days this week since Monday was a holiday.

I’m sorry but when a shooting occurs in America, it’s only partially a tragedy.  It should be a wakeup call to the useless politicians all across America.  This is not a joke, politicians need to do their job.  Isn’t that what they were elected for?  The mention of a shooting seems to always fall on deaf ears.  It’s a pretty easy solution.  Take the guns away, shutdown the NRA, & let the politicians deal with the aftermath.  Every gun owner will be ticked at the political figures.  I would ask any political figure if they ever thought “Should I wear my bullet proof vest when I leave the house today?”

The NRA pays the politicians to remain unharmed & operating as usual.  Maybe everyone else should give the politicians $5 each to stay alive & never deal/see a gun?  Maybe someone should set up an Anti-NRA & pay the government?  It all boils down to the fact that the politicians aren’t doing their job.

Did everyone get their fill of the royal wedding on the weekend?  I don’t understand the attraction that people have to anything regarding the royal family or the Kardashians?  A lot of people don’t know them personally, weren’t invited to the event, yet it’s televised so that the world can watch the event.

I’ve decided that our DVD of our wedding should be aired on TV.  We’re not rich or anywhere near royalty.  Just like the Kardashians & the Royal family.  You might not know us personally & weren’t invited to the wedding, I think we could get some high ratings though!  Just look at “Keeping up with the Kardashians” or anything to do with the “Royal Family” same deal, they just have money, the one thing missing, SNAP!

 

DEAD SARA

 

I know very little about this band.  I’ve got their 2 albums, self-titled album was released in 2012, 2nd album “Pleasure to Meet You” released in 2015.  I have a singled which is a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” & the EP “The Airport Sessions” released in 2016.  They will be releasing another EP “Temporary Things Taking up Space” on June 8th.  How did I find out about them?  I saw a random video on www.youtube.com & took a dive into it.  I tend to find random things to pass on to others while writing this blog.  I find this band difficult to put down at the moment!

All I could tell you is that they would have been huge if they came out during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s.  Take a listen & see if you agree?

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

 

Trailer for “Magnum P.I.” reboot

 

I missed 2008 & according to this list I didn’t really miss anything.  I hope you got your fill of them.  I was sleeping most of that year…..you know, with the brain cancer n’ such.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-2008/

 

I’ve got it & I might review it?  So many people reading this might not like a Lamb of God/Burn the Priest review?

 

Rock is NOT dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

See I’m not the only metal fan that enjoys other genres!

http://loudwire.com/non-heavy-acts-metalheads-dig/

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/SIMON & GARFUNKEL

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I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”

I exercised to “Econoline Crush” the album “The Devil You Know”

 

Weekly exercise total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 300 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 190 back flexes.  All of that in a 4 day week.

Next week will be a normal 5 day week.  Regular Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday post.

 

Tuesday.  Some days my stupidity is at 11/10.  “Hey, I just had 4 days off!  Let’s do all of the exercise at the goal limit” idiot.  I’m very tired this Tuesday morning after everything.

More of my T-Shirts are fitting with all of this exercise during the week.  I don’t know why, but I’ve felt tired all week.  Before my exercise & after my exercise.  Even did something different one day as a plumber was checking the en suite showers on the 2nd & 3rd floors.  I had breakfast & tended to the dishwasher first & then did my exercise.  They came to our suite first I believe.  I just didn’t want to be on the floor exercising when they came.

All of this exercise & eating healthy has made a difference but you can’t really see a difference in my muscles.  I’ve lost weight but even Kim says there’s very little definition shows in my muscles.  I’d have to agree with that.

It seems the older I get, the more bumps, cuts, & scabs I get.  “When did I do that?”  The answer never shows up & I just carry on as usual.

 

SIMON & GARFUNKEL

Stop laughing.  Summer of 1997 I bought a 3 disc box set of theirs.  We were living at my Grandparents place while dad & friends were rebuilding everything in our basement at home.

I bought the box set & listened to it constantly at a low volume in “my” temporary room as I fell asleep.  I can’t remember who mentioned them to me?  Might have been our choir conductor?  This was my last year of baseball.  I was playing on 2 teams & blew out my arm, making multiple throws from 3B to 1B (roughly 127 feet).

The Chamber Choir went to Newfoundland that summer for the exact same dates that my city league team was scheduled to play a tournament in Montana.  I already knew about the Newfoundland trip & told my coach at the first practice about the Newfoundland trip when he told us about the tournament.  He instantly got mad & had a temper tantrum.  “CANCEL IT NOW” he yelled at me.  I told him I couldn’t & that I had been fundraising & wouldn’t back out of this commitment I already had.  The baseball season went on.  I’d check the lineup & every day it was me, playing third base, & batting 9th, I was a terrible hitter.  The team went to Montana & I went to Newfoundland.  The first game back from the tournament I was benched!  The nastiest player on the team took over third base.  So I quit right there after the game & a HUGE argument with my head coach.  We didn’t see eye to eye on his decision to bench me or my decision to go with the choir.  I went back to my Grandparents house & relaxed to “Simon & Garfunkel”…..

Anybody watching “Riverdale”?  Archie comic characters, made into a murder mystery live action TV show.  Kim & I are hooked on this show.  Betty’s last name is Cooper, guess what her mother’s first name is?  Alice!  I just laugh & go “Look it’s Alice Cooper Hahahahahahahaha!”

It’s a Netflix original, but it’s on the CW channel before it’s available on Netflix.

Look at that!  “Theory of a Deadman” can do something completely different than “Nickelback”, & do it well.  A cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”.  If he’s not making music Chris Isaak should make a comeback.  Not the comeback below though.

http://loudwire.com/theory-of-a-deadman-chris-isaak-wicked-game-video/

In Flames cover of “Wicked Game”

Not this “Comeback”

 

Get off of your high horse!  Some stuff on www.youtube.com should be censored & it is.  It’s SO important that a shooting at their office is needed?  REALLY?

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/youtube-shooter-what-we-know-w518707

Well that’s as dumb as __________________!  Look at that I censored myself.

 

It’s happened before, it will happen again!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/music-copyright-after-blurred-lines-experts-speak-out-w518206

Terrible video too.  More than a little sexist…………….BY FAR.

Clean version.  Other version contained a parade of naked women.

 

Robert Plant on Greta Van Fleet

 

I was doing my exercise yesterday to Billy Joel.  Took me back to last year or the year before 3 or 4 of us driving to Saskatoon to see “Trivium” singing Billy Joel on the way there!  It also reminded me of this from earlier this week…

 

Could anyone shed some light on TONS of people having an issue with “Justice League”?  I watched it for the 2nd time this week & I still like it.  Maybe the next movie (Aquaman from what I hear) will be written & directed by Marvel studios?  Is it that bad, or are people just looking for something to complain about”?  This ruined the movie for them?  I’ve never seen it!

 

Tremonti “A Dying Machine” is out for preorder today & you get this song from it.  Full album will be released June 8th.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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WEEKEND UPDATE/OPTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

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I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Endgame”

Not much happening here Friday evening.  TONS of snow though, highways & the ring road are shut down.  I was going to attend a funeral Saturday morning but getting my wheelchair through all of the snow would have been impossible.  We watched some Netflix & stayed indoors.

Saturday was a stay inside day too.  Just a TON of snow & I hear there are major ruts in the roads.  Sounded like a day of TV, youtube, & “Pitch Perfect 3” on blu-ray.

AWESOME & HILARIOUS movie, I REALLY like all 3 of them!  I still haven’t seen “Black Panther” though.

I continue to become more of a “Metallica” fan.  To say that Metallica is uncharted territory for me is an overstatement!  This album is my most recent addition.  If I was to get another Metallica album it might be “Ride the Lightning”?

I now have 8 studio albums on my iTunes by Metallica.  “Hardwired…..to Self-Destruct” is still my preferred album of theirs but that may change, the further I go into the dark side?

Today we are getting ready for the 4 day week ahead.  I’m thinking I’ll post just this blog & Thursday’s post as my “WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL”.  No need for a Wednesday post this week.

I want to act like a parent & treat certain things like a young child “NO!  No more technology until you fix the stuff that’s broken”.  “America, were taking all of your guns away.  When you learn to play nice we might give them back with tighter rules”.  If another person doesn’t have a gun, why does another civilian NEED one?  If you’re not an officer of the law or part of the military, you only need a gun for hunting if you’re into that.  A rifle that can hold one bullet at a time.

 

TECHNOLOGY

I wasted almost an entire day trying to make stuff work, apps & such.  Yeah, I’m slowly dipping my toe in the water of technology.  The further I go, the less I can use the way I want to.  When it works, it is FANTASTIC, when it doesn’t it is HORRIBLE & FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You don’t need every new piece of technology that comes out, you’re convinced by commercials that you NEED it.  With that being said, you & I are at the mercy of technology or communication companies like Access, Shaw, Sasktel, Bell, Rogers, etc.

We already have desktop computers, laptops, tablets, iPads, iPad minis, iPods, HD TVs, super slow motion replays, etc.  We don’t need this stuff.  I was born in 1980.  Didn’t have any of these things aka I can survive without them.  Yeah, some of that stuff I have.  A desktop computer, an iPod classic that still works & 2 HDTVs, both with a PVR in HD.  I’m good with where were at with everything.  How about fixing the technology we have, before creating more of a mess?  All of this stuff is optional, you can buy it or leave it be.  Totally up to the individual.  Example; I choose not to own any type of mobile device, maybe that bothers people.  If I’m out or doing something I’m sorry I don’t have time to discuss something with you.  This is all stuff you WANT but don’t NEED!

I don’t like seat warmers in a car, if it’s on, I turn it off.  I didn’t need it before & I don’t need it now.

Why did I ever learn to read, there’s almost an emoji for EVERYTHING.  Now there are drones & robots.  Wait, I’ve heard this story before……….Trump is president & there are robots which means the human race could possibly be wiped out?  Hahahahaha!

By the way I did NOT search for any of the videos on this topic.  They were just on my opening page of www.youtube.com

Steve Jobs is severely missed!  Apple is, unfortunately, going downhill fast.  “Ah, I need the same gadget as everyone else has.”  Who told you that?

I can’t say I’m a fan of Apple products or their software, their customer service is REALLY good though.  I’ve never had a customer service person call me to give me an update just to say “…the engineers are working on the issue at the moment….”  Yes, I get my music from iTunes & I still have a working iPod classic from late 2011 or early 2012.  Some musicians I’ve talked with are getting a large amount of the money spent on iTunes.  Must be something they’ve put in their contract with the label?  How about, “JUST MAKE STUFF WORK ALL OF THE TIME PLEASE.”

Even better how about developing a cheap way to get clean drinking water, food & shelter to those who need it?

 

Deadpool 2 trailer, May 18th in theaters.

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

 

Slash, or whatever his mom calls him, has confirmed that he has been in the studio with Myles Kennedy working on an album to be released in the fall.

http://loudwire.com/slash-myles-kennedy-and-the-conspirators-fall-2018-album/

 

What are “Lamb of God” up to?

I REALLY enjoyed “Justice League”, but I’m not the same as everyone else.  Fair enough.  If you’re on the fence, watch it & form your own opinion!  I didn’t care for either “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, but a lot of people did.

Lamb of God’s Facebook status

“Before Lamb of God, there was “Burn he Priest”. Today we’re excited to resurrect “Burn the Priest” for a full length album titled Legion: XX, out May 18, featuring covers of artists that inspired us to form the band over twenty years ago. Pre-order merchandise bundles & watch the video for “Inherit the Earth” now at burn-the-priest.com”

 

Burn the Priest – Legion: XX

  1. Inherit the Earth (The Accüsed)
  2. Honey Bucket (Melvins)
  3. Kerosene (Big Black)
  4. Kill Yourself (S.O.D.)
  5. I Against I (Bad Brains)
  6. Axis Rot (Sliang Laos)
  7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)
  8. One Voice (Agnostic Front)
  9. Dine Alone (Quicksand)
  10. We Gotta Know (Cro-Mags)

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/MYLES KENNEDY (ALTER BRIDGE SINGER)

 

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

Like I said we didn’t do much on Friday evening.  At the age of 38 that’s pretty common for us.  We sat on the couch & rented “Lady Bird” from iTunes.  “Dave Matthews Band” song “Crash Into Me” was in it a few times, forgot how much I enjoy “DMB”.  The movie was OK, might have been better if I hadn’t heard so much buzz about it?

The kids seem to be outplaying the veterans.  2019 & 2020 are the last 2 years of the $20,000,000 a year contract for Troy Tulowitzki.  I’d like to pay out his contract for $30,000,000 next year just to go away.  There’s already 4 younger/cheaper players in the minor league system waiting to take over at Short-Stop.  They play again today on TV, next Saturday, 2 more spring training games in Montreal, then a 4 game series against the New York Yankees in Toronto to open the season.  They’re playing many other games before the regular season starts, these are just the televised games.

Saturday, Kim went grocery shopping since I was watching pre-season baseball.  Instead of groceries, she came back with 4 blu-rays I had asked for to use my birthday money on & order through www.amazon.ca!  We ended up watching “Thor: Ragnarok” easily the best “Thor” movie of the 3 for me.

Watched the movie & we were in bed between 9:30 & 10:00 pm

Got up today watched “Saturday Night Live” & “Tanked”, then off to visit some friends, yes, I was wearing shorts as usual.  Picked up Brewster, grabbed some groceries & Kim’s BBQing steaks for supper!

 

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/parkland-florida-school-shooting-gun-control-debate-nra-washington-w517618  I hope so!

The American government wants to make schools safe.  Florida has already changed it’s gun laws.  That’s great that the kids are changing things in schools.  What happens if you’re at a concert, movie, mall, or anywhere else?  America has had mass shootings at all of these locations.  A shooting could happen anywhere?  I hope what they’ve done in Florida becomes a Federal law?

So they’re having issues with the “Alexa” device from Amazon?  Who saw that coming?  Everyone!  New technology not working properly.  Biggest complaint was that it laughs maniacally at random or just stops responding.

Do we really need a device like this?

What about A.I. robots?

Makes the movie “Weird Science” not look so weird!

Guess what?  Nobody worried about this stuff in the 1980s!

Most fans have nothing but praise for “Alter Bridge’s” second album “Blackbird”.  I’m a big fan of “Alter Bridge” but that album is my least favourite of their 5 studio albums.

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-albums-ranked/

I’m still dealing with the same issue from Apple/iTunes, dad said he’d try something different for me (wiring stuff for me).  An issue a lot of people would scoff at but it’s causing me WAY to much stress & frustration, heck it started sometime in October.  I surrender (sort of).  Some albums load the songs, some don’t, & some albums load the songs but they’re out of order.  All of this is very random.  If it doesn’t work over the stereo, it’s fine on my iPod or computer!  It’s weird & my TV freezes when you first use the Apple TV.  4 or 5 months is ridiculous & the guy that was helping me with this at first, no longer calls me & doesn’t return my calls or emails!?

 

Myles Kennedy.

He just released his solo album first solo album.  If you’re expecting it to be a hard rock album, keep looking.  10 songs that are acoustic.  He had an album of hard rock songs & left it for possible “Alter Bridge” albums or something different later.  This guy could sing the old phone books & I’d go to a show of his, Alter Bridge, or his first group “The Mayfield Four”.  I saw “The Mayfield Four” once.  They were in Regina & they opened for “The Watchmen”, & headliner “Big Wreck” in 1999 or 2000.  He also sang inaudible backing vocals on “Big Wreck’s” 2nd album.  His solo album is titled “Year of the Tiger”, his father died in 1974 which was the “Year of the Tiger.  Here’s a bit of his other projects & his solo album…

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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

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/

 

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