NOW MY WEEK IS DONE, HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

1050 Crunches

900 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

600 Back flexes

My exercise has been VERY satisfying & the number of crunches in a week went from 900-1050/week.  It feels great to be able to work on my physical handicap, eat well & not be drinking!  Hard to get up this morning while Kim’s cocooned in the blankets & Brewster’s curled up & warm while snoring.

More pill refills headed my way this weekend, YAY!  How far away is the vaccine?  I have another 3 hour MRI sometime in May.

I woke up around 2:45ish am Wednesday night because I was hungry?  Weird since that’s never happened before.  I guess I was pretty excited to see baseball back Thursday too.  I got up, had some food & did my weights, everything felt good, ready for the game!

I decided to exercise today.  Kim has Monday off & I know I probably won’t want to get up on Monday & exercise.  This seemed like a more advantages day to exercise for me.  I did increase my repetitions of crunches by one extra set of 50 3 days a week.  Still no alcohol since January 30th of this year, & no foreseeable plans for it, no coffee either for I don’t know how long it’s been?

Kim’s getting a little frustrated with the back & forth conversation with Revenue Canada on our income tax.  When she worries, I worry.

We have no children, if we did that’s where any money would go.  So with time on my hands, likely being inside of our place most of the time & falling in love with guitar more than ever, that’s what I want to do as well as help out where I can.  I know the guitars I like but I also understand responsibility and affordability.  I quite like my less expensive choice, especially that Godin radiator.  Every time I look at it or hear samples of it, I get so excited!

I don’t care how low the price is on a guitar as long as it’s built well, it’s always a GREAT day!

Kim doesn’t like the music I play…it’s not pop/country?  Sheesh, tough crowd!

That’s a LOT of guitars!  Even if money wasn’t a factor I’d stop at 12 at most & Kim’s stubborn about getting stuff with her gift money.

I still like my original 3 choices of the S2 McCarty 595, the Godin radiator, & the Sterling Cutlass.  I know that I really like this Mark Morton signature Jackson Dominion but because of the price I’d have to say no even though there will be some here on the 26.  I think when I get older I’d prefer a PRS Core “Paul’s Guitar” in an “Orange Tiger” finish

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/pauls_guitar_2021

I’d never be so bold to get a “Tremonti” Core PRS.  Since I know one “Alter Bridge” riff & chorus.  I’d consider a “Special semi hollow” instead but that’s a crazy amount of money, for any Core model!

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/special_semi_hollow_2021

The PRS S2 McCarty 594 in this “Whale Blue” finish

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/s2_mccarty_594_2021

The Godin Radiator

Always the Sterling Cutlass!

https://www.long-mcquade.com/220378/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Sterling-By-Music-Man/Cutlass-HSS–Roasted-Maple-Neck—Vintage-Cream.htm

I’d have to pass on this as much as I like it, because of the price.

https://www.long-mcquade.com/164476/Guitars/Electric-Guitars/Jackson-Guitars/Pro-Series-Signature-Mark-Morton-Dominion–Ebony-Fingerboard—Silverburst.htm

I’d like the PRS S2 McCarty 594, the Godin Radiator, the Sterling Cutlass , & the Mark Morton Jackson Dominion. I guess I’d have to learn some “Lam of God” I have some on my long list of songs to learn!

Again the price comes into play.  Any way you split it the PRS S2 McCarty 594 is the next purchase.  I worry too much about guitars being discontinued!  Back to that trying to be responsible while being irresponsible thing.  Income tax could easily factor in as well?  Now as I think about it, my guitars are all keepers, but I’d gladly take a DG-335 Trini Lopez in place of my Squier Starcaster or upgrade the bridge pickup at least.  I’d be breaking out many “Foo Fighters” songs on one of those!  Yes I’ve learned this song…

I do feel VERY selfish saying I want to buy these guitars.  Especially when I know other families have loved ones that are sick, have died, lost a job, they might be struggling more than Kim & I are, etc.  

Toronto Blue Jays baseball regular season started yesterday in N.Y. against the N.Y. Yankees.  Playing guitar while watching baseball, Kim’s told me on Wednesday “Great, now you’ll have 2 things to talk about”L

I’d tell you all about the game & how great it was to see regular season baseball again, you’d be bored though.  I missed baseball SO much, the Blue Jays are undefeated after their first game that had an extra inning.  I have another date with the couch on Saturday.  I didn’t play guitar today, I just wanted to soak in the game.

VERY quiet weekend ahead of us.  I’d stop babbling about guitars, but that’s my thing.  It could be worse, it could be baseball talk or CFL talk if there’s a season this year?

I started streaming the new album from “A Day to Remember” they’ve really mellowed out in a good way.

“Royal Blood” have a video for their single ‘Limbo’ now.  I’m so glad I actually bought/pre-ordered this album.

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

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Chris 

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

What did I accomplish by 7:30 am? Went to the kitchen at 6:20, had my 2 small glasses of blended fruits & vegetables. Started my workout of 300 crunches, some extremely off balance Yoda……uh….yoga. Let Brewster out, then Kim left for work at 7:30am. I managed to do 20 push ups, some planking & a short “wrestle” with Brewster. I’ll likely do more push ups & crunches later on. Now I’m just really tired at 7:55 am.

“Lip Sync Battle” this week between Emily Blunt & Anne Hathaway.

I think I’m in the very few over 25 that likes Fall Out Boy
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-fall-out-boy-tear-through-trap-queen-at-mtv-movie-awards-20150412

Too funny! I hope this link works

Pretty cool story about 2 kids in Winnipeg at a Jets hockey game. The little guy did it right!
http://inspiremore.com/boy-gives-gift-to-girl-cancer-hockey-game/

I hate knowing an album is done the recording process yet there’s no release date.
http://loudwire.com/mark-tremonti-cauterize-wolfgang-van-halen/

I sort of like ‘Slayer’ most of their stuff is good until Kerry King tries to do a guitar solo in the same key as the rest of the song, which never happens.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-13/slayer-album-done-next-one-begun

I can listen to Slayer for about 45 minutes, then I need to listen to something else.

“Faith No More” add UK dates.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-13/faith-no-more-add-uk-dates

Royal Blood live (not metal) 2 guys, a drummer & bass player, they both do vocals. The recent band that I’m really into.

Mumford & Sons North American tour dates
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/04/mumford-and-sons-announce-north-american-tour/

Stream the new ‘Alabama Shakes’ album
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/04/stream-alabama-shakes-new-album-sound-color/

So vinyl albums are making a comeback, especially in the UK. GREAT! So people will go out, buy the album if it’s not already on their iTunes, that’s the first thing they’ll do with the record before it gets scratched, listen to the actual vinyl record maybe 5 times, then put it away & a few years down the road they’ll hear it on the radio and think “Hey, I’ve got this on vinyl at home!?!?” and they’ve likely been listening to it on their iPod or iTunes multiple times since they’ve bought the vinyl album.

Vinyl or digital either sound is OK with me. I don’t have the physical space for a vinyl collection. My 600+ CDs are in the closet behind me. So for me I’m all for digital music. I now buy my music on iTunes or I’ve put about 60% of my CDs on iTunes & never touch them.

I got $235 in iTunes gift cards for Christmas in 2013 I believe. 3 hours later, I had $0.05 left on my iTunes account.

Never heard music by “Fast Romantics” I’ve heard their name mentioned before

You know I’m personally against streaming music sites. You want to use them, go ahead. I prefer to own the music I listen to, & be assured that it is mine & be on my iTunes 30 years down the road.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-5-most-powerful-people-in-streaming-music-20150413

I don’t want to pay for radio either, but I do want to pay for my music. That’s why I’ll always harp on “…let the artists determine the price of their music on iTunes up to $20…”. If they’re comfortable with their lifestyle & make enough cash on tour, drop the price. If it’s a group struggling financially $20 on iTunes won’t matter to most. The CDs behind me likely cost about $22-$25, and there’s roughly 600 of them. Maybe it’s dumb of me? I know that my CDs & iTunes files will be there in the future, unless there’s a theft or fire here. WARNING!!! LANGUAGE!

I’ve seen this on electric guitar but not on acoustic guitar

John Oliver is HILARIOUS!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-john-oliver-michael-bolton-serenade-irs-the-governments-anus-20150413

Here’s Stone Sour’s cover of Metallica’s “Creeping Death”
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-stone-sours-crushing-cover-of-metallicas-creeping-death-20150413

Letterman’s guests for his last 6 weeks “Late night with David Letterman”
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/lettermans-last-stand-clooney-oprah-seinfeld-and-more-to-guest-20150413

Shinedown announce summer U.S. tour dates & confirm 2015 album release
http://loudwire.com/shinedown-summer-tour-dates-2015-album-release/

Big Wreck live “Ghosts”

Paul Rudd as a superhero? ‘Ant Man’ trailer
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/watch-paul-rudd-take-a-punch-in-first-ant-man-trailer-20150413

Remember 12:00 am Eastern time in North America the 3rd/new ‘Halestorm’ will be available on iTunes!!! That’s 10:00pm in Saskatchewan!

Baseball stuff. Why do people hate Alex Rodriguez Barry Bonds? Because you both took steroids, got caught then continued to lie about it!
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2429203-barry-bonds-comments-on-hatred-toward-alex-rodriguez-ahead-of-660th-hr?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=programming-national

Let me see if I have this right? Gambling on your own team to win as a on field manager get’s you a lifetime ban from anything related to baseball (Pete Rose). Using steroids is OK though & you can be inducted to the Hall of Fame. I guess those are the rules, but I totally disagree with them. Seems backwards to me?

Songs I like. “A Day to Remember” No Mitch I don’t wear skinny jeans when I listen to them. I just don’t wear pants much at all, just boxer briefs, unless somebody’s coming over………………even then it depends on who it is.

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Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris