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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

I exercised to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired……………….to Self-Destruct”

 

400 leg lifts, 160 pushups, planking, yoga, 200 crunches & 80 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

I just added the crunches on Thursday, 100 crunches a day.  The crunches had nothing to do with my back!  I know what caused it, I’ve had back issues since high school.  My wheelchair seat was over inflated & the squats always hurt my back a bit.  So I’m going to continue doing 100 crunches a day.  I could also just twist in my seat to borrow a pen & my back would go out?  That’s what happened in grade 10?

Kim had Wednesday off, so I took it off too.  I got in the shower while she went out to get coffees & cinnamon buns.  We sat on the balcony before it got too warm.  I can’t get out there in my wheelchair.  Kim has to help me, or I can crawl out if needed.  Came inside watched a bit of TV.  Kim went for a roller blade.  She showered, we watched a little more TV, and then we went to see “Wonder Woman” in the comfy recliners at the Southland Mall.  I don’t know where it came from but we had a movie pass that we used today!

I spent 1 day a week, for almost exactly a year being in the pool during my physiotherapy.  I can’t swim anymore.  I was lowered into the pool by what’s called a “Hoyer” lift.  It’s basically a crane for people who can’t walk.  Once I was in the pool there’s a rail all the way around the pool for me to hold on to.  I was able to walk & do some different physio exercises, all while holding on to the rail.  The pool is only 5 feet deep & it’s heated.  It’s quite a bit like a warm bath.  I would walk to each side of the pool holding the railing.  I’d float on my back with weights on my feet & I was to kick my feet during that time.  One leg is stronger than the other, I’d kick my feet & go in circles.  My therapist had me try a different walker in the pool as well, that didn’t work out to well.

 

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Remember “covfefe = coffee in Russian”

 

Sad that Ed Sheeran’s tune fits with Disturbed vocals

 

If this is recorded I hope it’s different than this performance!

 

Ozzy Osbourne & Nine Inch Nails to headline festival!

http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-ozzy-osbourne-headline-2017-monster-energy-aftershock-festival/

 

Wanna hear/see a clip of every “Muse” song on bass?  Looks impressive!

 

The first thing I thought when I heard Foo Fighters single “Run” was “Oh my, the riff really reminds me of Pearl Jam’s tune ‘Spin the Black Circle”

 

Another tribute to Chris Cornell.  This time a song by “Audioslave” shared by www.loudwire.com

 

20 songs produced by Kanye West, that I’ve never heard?  Rap isn’t my thing.  His birthday was Thursday!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/20-songs-you-didnt-know-kanye-west-produced-20160411

 

The songs “Madness” & “Dig Down” by Muse are done with an electric bass I have never seen anyone else use.

 

Cool!  Another great tune from the new “Royal Blood” album.  This & Big Wreck were/are my most anticipated album of 2017, until I found out Foo Fighters’ may have a release this year.  Royal Blood is not a metal band, if you’re worried about that.  The singer plays a distorted electric bass & the other member of the group plays drums.  That’s all, just the 2 of them!

 

What happens when, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, reacts to teens’ reaction of the new Linkin Park!  Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/teens-react-mike-shinoda-reacting-teens-reacting-linkin-park/

 

10 things to learn about singer Maynard James Keenan (singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer)

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-maynard-james-keenan-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

Muse’s top 10 songs

 

Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranoiac Personality’ Single Blends Modern and Classic Sounds, ‘Paranormal’ Track Listing Unveiled

http://loudwire.com/alice-cooper-paranoic-personality-single-paranormal-track-listing/

 

Sorry, a little late today did my exercise, then had breakfast & flipped on CNN.  It was difficult to peel my eyes away from the TV.  It’s like watching a bad car crash.  Looks like the world has never been so divided.

 

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Yep, Friday night watching baseball on the couch in a +26 Celcius home.  Before watching the game, we we’re out running some errands, I was trying to avoid being here.  I can’t stand the heat.  In the winter we aren’t allowed to turn on the air.  Our windows all face south though.  Even with the blinds closed +25 Celcius is quite common.  I wait for the summer to blast the air & keep the house at +22, even though it’s too hot to have bare feet on our balcony.  We don’t have a furnace, it’s water heat, a boiler & forced air for the A/C.  The cooler is on the roof & the blower is in our laundry room.

I think the A/C has a mind of it’s own?  It’s Saturday morning, tried turning the A/C on & it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Must be the weather.  I’ve heard a fair bit of thunder the last few days & my parents have lost power from time to time, I don’t know what the deal is?

To finish off Saturday, Kim ran a 5km run with a couple of friends.  I stayed home with Brewster, bad anxiety problems, & the run was very early in the morning.  Kim picked us up, we dropped Brewster off at my parents & met our friends for lunch, grabbed some beer at Willow Park, fancy beer, strawberry beer one bottle is enough since it’s so sweet.  We came home & we were exhausted, had a snooze.  Me on the couch & Kim on the love seat.  Woke up, had supper, & watched some “Modern Family”.

Sundays are our get ready for the week.  Kim will get some groceries, I’ll cook some fish for my lunches, make a pitcher of juice of blended fruit & vegetables, & Kim likely has some laundry to get to.

 

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I think Trump is constantly pushing everyone he can, just so he can make the rules to push everyone away.  After I posted the Friday blog, I watched CNN for a bit.  He’s pulled the USA out of Paris’ climate deal.

Many of you probably didn’t see the press briefing Friday morning.  The press asked 3 different times if Trump believed in climate change.  After 3 separate individuals asked & all received the same political answer it was as clear as mud.  Whoever that was, it’s a simple yes or no question.  I would ask “Does the President believe in climate change?  Please reply with a yes or no answer.”  If he just responds with the same political garbage answer, I’d let it rest.

How did Trump see the photo Kathy Griffin posted of his severed head?  Doesn’t Trump call CNN “fake news”?  Did Kathy Griffin act alone?  Who took the picture?  Was it on social media or on TV?  How did everyone see it?

I’m guessing former FBI leader Comey is a moving target until he takes the stand during the trial on Thursday.  I’d hate to be in his shoes right now, constantly looking over his shoulder.

 

Still want to slam the DC Comic movies?

 

It’s been a looooong time hosers, welcome back!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/rick-moranis-dave-thomas-mckenzie-brothers-to-reunite-w485704

 

He’s a smart guy usually, but how dumb do you have to be to say this EVER!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/bill-maher-condemned-after-using-racial-slur-on-real-time-w485706

 

I can’t wait for this movie!!!!!!!

 

New video from “In Flames”

 

New “A Perfect Circle” song ‘Feathers’

 

The story of Radiohead’s “OK Computer”.  Foo Fighters were on tour with them as Radiohead wrote this classic album.  Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, said in an interview that he’d watch their 2 hour sound check as they would argue & write this album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/radiohead-watch-the-story-of-ok-computer-w485216

 

No, it’s just metal.  Sub-genres are just a lot of ballyhoo & non-sense to me, thrash, death, melodic death, power, grind core, progressive, etc.  It’s metal you like some of it or not.  Have you ever heard anyone say “Progressive Soft Rock?”

http://loudwire.com/10-weirdest-metal-subgenres/

 

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Paramore” the new album “After Laughter”

100 crunches, 50 leg lifts, & 30 pushups per day.  Weekly total is 500 crunches, 250 leg lifts, & 150 pushups. I won’t be raising the total of crunches for a while (as much as I’d like too), leg lifts will increase, & the pushups have already increased by 10 a day.

All of these numbers feel very low to me at the moment.  I feel like I can & should raise the amount of reps because I know I can do them.  I agree though to carry on with caution.  The leg lifts work on my lower ab muscles which the crunches don’t activate & they’re done lying on my back, at some point I’ll ad the lifts on my hands & knees.  I’ll ad some back flexes next week.  Flat on the ground, front side down, then lift all of your limbs at the same time.  Probably 10-20 of them.

Although it feels like I should do more, it feels good to do something productive, no matter how much I do.  Sitting around with a bad back is something I do not want to do again!

 

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Guitar gear heads, guitar geeks, & A Perfect Circle fans unite!

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/25685-rig-rundown-a-perfect-circle

 

Amy Lee has plans for “Evanescence”!  They’ve been quiet for years, at least to me.

http://loudwire.com/amy-lee-evanescence-synthesis-album-orchestral-tour/

 

Metallica is set to tour the USA

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/metallica-kick-off-tour-with-larger-than-life-spectacle-w481822

Yep, Metallica’s set list included.

 

Muse will release a new single May 19th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From their Facebook page      “Dig Down” new single coming 19th of May”.  I hope this means a single from an upcoming album?

 

New video from the album “Battles” by “In Flames”

 

Speaking with Apple Support has been FANTASTIC!  I’ve called twice and both times have been awesome!

 

New Linkin Park album next Friday also!  Sounds like a very mellow album!

 

Prince estate accused of fraud.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/universal-accuses-prince-estate-of-fraud-seeks-to-end-deal-w481868

 

Tina Fey joins The Ragtime Gals for the current Bruno Mars single on Jimmy Fallon

 

Foo Fighters announced a hiatus for 2016 & had fun announcing it with this video announcing it.  My question is, one finger on a keyboard sounds like a TON of chart topping pop music.  So I guess that’s what the masses want.  Call me old, 37, but does anyone actually relate to current pop music?  There is good pop music out, for me it’s not the top 10 stuff.  If I had to choose one current pop artist to listen to it would be Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran.

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

 

Can this movie be saved?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-snatched-almost-worth-it-for-schumer-hawn-w481123

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

 

Long article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.

https://www.axs.com/interview-alter-bridge-s-mark-tremonti-talks-songwriting-touring-and-m-118472

 

 

Let me paint you a picture.  8:30 am, me loading the dishwasher, washing the hand wash dishes, all the while blasting the new ‘Paramore’ album.  In black shorts, & a black ‘Lamb of God’ T-Shirt.  I never said it was a pretty picture.  I just thought it was an odd moment.  I haven’t had a good concentrated listen of the Paramore album yet, so far I quite like it!

5 reasons people hate Lamb of God.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

20 best SNL political sketches

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/20-best-saturday-night-live-political-sketches-w481607

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/8OdcO6DL-necgKPaX   Video link

 

I think synthesizers are making a comeback some bands use them for good, & some bands use them for evil, like on “Tom Sawyer” by Rush

 

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I fell asleep to “System of a Down” the album “Steal This Album”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “In Your Honor” the rock album of the double album.

Busy morning CT scan at 9:30, I can’t eat until after the scan so Kim & I went for brunch after.  Went to Sportchek where Kim got me 2 pairs of shorts & new shoes/sneakers.  Everything was on sale & I found good shoes on the clearance shelf.  Then we got Brewster from my parents’ house.  The scan is just my routine scan before I see my Cancer Clinic doctor later on in the summer whenever that is?  We’ll call the shorts & shoes my anniversary gift.  Our 12th anniversary is on Sunday!

Exercise total for the week; 500 crunches, 250 leg lifts, 100 pushups.  So currently that’s; 100 crunches, 50 leg lifts, & 20 pushups a day.  I’ll up the numbers slowly to 1000 crunches every other day, then planking on the next day instead, 100 leg lifts, & hopefully 100 pushups a day.  No squats at least until I meet with the surgeon or after the surgery if I can get it.

I’ve been doing my exercise first thing in the morning all week, except on Monday when it was a sauna in here.  Sure it takes a while as I will increase the numbers.  I have the time though, more time than anyone with an 8 hour job 5 days a week, &/or kids to keep track of.

From Tuesday, February 5th 2008 – Thursday, July 26th 2012.  I missed EVERYTHING!  Not all that bad though.  All that mattered was me getting better.  Of course I missed everyone, friends & family.  Missing everything is probably why I saturate myself in pop culture?  That’s not real life all of the time though.  I like just hanging out with a small group of friends.  I can’t drive though, so sometimes/most times we invite people here.  Of course I clear it with Kim first.

That was a time when I had to be completely selfish & just focus on getting stronger & healthier.  All of that being said, it really does feel better to give than receive.  Wait……………I guess you all got me………………if you wanted or not.  Hahahahahaha!

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Immediately after I posted Wednesday’s blog “Paramore” released a 2nd video from their album “After Laughter” out on May 12th.   They even broke ‘Spotify’ for a bit on Wednesday.

 

YAY!  “Nothing but Thieves” have an album coming out in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first album was & is FANTASTIC!  It’s not a metal or hard rock album at all.  More like early Radiohead.

If you ask me, I’ll take their 2nd album, The Bends, over any of their other albums, & their 3rd album, OK Computer, is considered one of the most important alternative albums of all time!

 

Linkin Park announce North American tour.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-summer-2017-north-american-dates-machine-gun-kelly/

 

I wouldn’t expect a “Tool” album this year.  Good chance that there will be an “A Perfect Circle” album though.  I heard an interview with Maynard.  He basically said that he sees many road blocks for one band.  I’m guessing it’s Tool?  He didn’t want to name which band it was though.  In a different clip drummer, Danny Carey of Tool, laughed at the thought of a Tool album being released this year.  I hope A Perfect Circle doesn’t release something like the album of cover songs that sound dark & dreary & nothing that resembles the original versions.  Long audio interview!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!  SKIP TO 40:00 FOR THE INFO!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE!!!!!  This is about his anger at God after his mother suffered a stroke.

 

Recall on Bombay gin.  Is this a bad thing?  If it’s got double the alcohol it’s like a 2 in 1!  Half a shot is good enough, it will last longer.  Or you’ll down it in two weekends & never drink gin again!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombay-sapphire-gin-recall-1.4097353

I like gin but I drink Tanqueray, the green bottle!  I can’t remember when the last time was that I had a drink?  Maybe a month ago?

 

Cool a Netflix Marvel character show!

 

How to clean your Keurig to keep going longer!

http://1krecipes.com/clean-your-keurig/

 

Between these 2 songs they’ve been viewed over 21,000,000 million times. This is as of Thursday afternoon.

“Hard Times” 19,800,344 times

“Told you so” 2,875,951 times

Is this 5th album going to make them a house hold name?

 

Another metal video shared by The Agonist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Green Day preform on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-green-day-perform-raucous-still-breathing-on-corden-w480827

 

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I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Ten”

Just stretching to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

 

Yes, I’m feeling better, I just have an annoying cough that I can’t shake off.  My chiropractor saw my MRI.  He said I could have surgery ASAP or leave it until later on.  My leg & back feel fine right now, but I’ll see the surgeon & have the surgery as soon as I can.  Why wait, let’s get it done & over with.

I chatting with a friend of mine who’s friend’s daughter was mugged & shot in the face.  The daughter is 24-25.  My friend was angry that something that stupid & random could even happen.  Kim & I watch The Ellen Degeneres Show every day.  First thing when Kim gets home from work.  I couldn’t find the author she had on the show Wednesday, but I tried to remember something the author said.  The author of the book had lost a young child.

I remember the author saying ‘Don’t ask if you can do something.  Just do something to help.  Don’t make them reach out to you.’  That really got to me, that’s what I told my friend.

I never thought of it that way?  I’ll remember that.  Of course they need help, anyone in that situation would.  The smallest thing can go a long way.

Nothing is certain in life other than “I know I was born & I know that I’ll die the in between is mine”

Sure, the in between is yours but there’s often random people or things that can mess with your life.  You have to learn how to deal with situations that arise.

http://www.reginapolice.ca/2017/04/request-assistance-robbery-7/

I remember being in the hospital & people would ask me what I needed or wanted.  Cam & Michelle asked me what I needed.  I wanted to live, but that’s not what I asked for.  I asked for a copy of “Batman: The Dark Knight” that had recently been released.  My uncle in Airdrie, Alberta also asked what I needed I said ‘The Rick Mercer Report’ book.

I don’t know what I was thinking, the fact that they caught me awake was a shot in the dark!  I watched the movie in the hospital.  I tried to read the book but didn’t realize I had bad double vision.

I didn’t really know I had cancer with a very slim chance of surviving.  I figured I was maybe sleep deprived or something like that.  Corey brought me the 2nd Thornley album that he knew I was waiting for.  Laurie brought me 2 signed guitars, 1 signed by Ian Thornley for me, & 1 signed by Chad Kroeger of “Nickelback” to raffle off.

Those all may seem like little insignificant things, but they’re were all sincere & showed that they care.

 

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 just googled release dates for 2017 that are confirmed, but yet to be recorded, I saw no Tool.  I did see A Perfect Circle though under the TBA section.

 

Highly Suspect made a 2nd video from their 2nd album.  “The Boy Who Died Wolf” the song “Little One” LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Todd Bryanton’s “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep” got a remix!

 

Took long enough.  The Stone Sour album has a release date on June 30th, preorder is now available on iTunes

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

 

Dave Grohl & his mother, Virginia Grohl, on Stephen Colbert

 

Soundgarden shared it.  I was listening to this album earlier this week!

 

I like these guys catchy pop band that still remind me of INXS light.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-1975-announce-new-album-music-for-cars-w479269

 

I don’t get the point of reissued albums?  Always comes off to me as a cash grab for the artist or their estate.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-purple-rain-reissue-to-include-never-heard-songs-w479275

 

FYI I saw a photo earlier this week of Soundgarden rehearsing & the caption said “Rehearsing for tour”

 

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I fell asleep to “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it all Away”, followed by “Trivium” the album “Ascendency”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Pentatonix” their new EP of covers “Vol. IV”

YAY, multiple doctor appointments set for me.  MRI, Cancer clinic, “sedatives” for the MRI (I’m extremely claustrophobic), blood work, & hopefully a cortisone shot as well.  Pretty much routine stuff other than the MRI & cortisone shot.  I hope to breeze through all of this, & get back to exercising!

A bit of a mixed up day.  My regular doctor is having surgery & is off until May.  I need to get a prescription from him before then for my MRI.

 

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

 

Halestorm drummer, Arejay Hale, speaks about deceased Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-arejay-hale-layne-staley-freak-of-nature-amazing-talent/

 

I see no Tool album in the near future?  Tool is touring & then A Perfect Circle plans to tour & record.  There’s only so much singer Maynard James Keenan can do.  I assume his 3rd band (Puscifer) & his vineyard are taking a backseat at the moment?

http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/189126/707500?c=LNSM__LasVegas_APerfectCircle_fb_ss_040517

 

24 years ago Thursday, Tool released their first full length album “Undertow”.  Before that was a live EP and there has been 4 full length albums up to the 2006 release “10,000 Days”.  We are now on our 11th year of waiting for a follow up to “10,000 Days”.  As fans we’ve waited 3,747 + a few leap year days for a new release from Tool.  This means we have a few more decades to wait if the album is coming in “10,000 Days”!

http://loudwire.com/tool-undertow-anniversary/

 

Trivium’s Matt Heafy plays Radiohead cover on acoustic guitar

http://loudwire.com/matt-heafy-cover-radiohead-exit-music-for-a-film/

 

Sorry, just found a new band, & they are quite new.  They’re called “Halflives”, just thought I’d keep you posted.  1 album out next Friday, & 3 singles.  All available on iTunes.

They remind me of “Paramore”.  Fairly pop but just a bit heavier, at least that’s how I’d describe them.

 

I got “Pentatonix” & “The Watchmen” this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Both are FANTASTIC!!!!!!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NOPE!  YOU CAN’T PLAY NICE WITH YOUR PHONE / NO BLOG TOMORROW

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No blog post tomorrow & today is a very busy day, however I am sticking with my exercise.  As of my exercise this morning I’m at 800 crunches, 80 pushups, & 50 leg lifts.  By the end of the week it will be a total of 1000 crunches, 100 pushups, & the leg lifts can stay where they are, I felt some pain so I’ve decided to let them be for now.

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” I got up to tinkle & listened to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations” as I fell asleep

I didn’t even think to turn on the “stereo” when I exercised.  Busy day today, not much time for the computron today.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

I was watching the news a few nights ago & came to a solution regarding cell phones being used as weapons in terrorist attacks!  Get rid of them!  How did most people fly without a phone until everybody & their dog got one?  Wait………….next to nobody had a phone, laptop or tablet.

Remember before all of these gadgets were around?  What happened when one person didn’t share or play nice with a toy?  No one got to play with it.  Easy, out of sight, out of mind.  No more laptops, tablets, cell phones or any electronic devices allowed on the plane.  You forgot it was in your pocket?  Not my problem, it goes in this garbage bag now or you go back to where you came from with it……………………………….HAVE A NICE DAY!

Of course I hate the entire idea of cell phones which I’m sure is a common pet peeve many people would like to change.  If you’re going to a public venue, restaurant, theater, concert, loud bar, airplane, etc.  Whatever it may be, please show some common courtesy…..they annoy me to no end, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one.  If you’re at a certain venue doing or enjoying a certain activity, why isn’t the person you’re chatting with, come & join you?  Other than that or an emergency, what do you need your phone for?

Someone should invent a harness to go around your chest like a tube top & have a cell phone holder attached to the front that extends 2 ½ feet from your chest.  Then your phone would always be available!

From a random www.google.com search

“According to data compiled by New York-based app Locket, the average user checks their phone around nine times an hour at peak times. On average, users unlock their phone 110 times a day and a quarter of people actively use their handsets during the hours of 3am and 5am”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html#ixzz4c1agUbaN

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2449632/How-check-phone-The-average-person-does-110-times-DAY-6-seconds-evening.html

I found one with a lesser count but it was from 2015?

Me:  “Who are you talking to?”

Phone User:  “Ronda”

Me: “I don’t know Ronda?”

PU: “She needs help with a recipe”

Me: “Ask Ronda to wait?  Neither of us invited her & the recipe won’t go anywhere, unless she moves it.”

Call it rude but it’s no ruder to me than someone spending their time & attention on someone not with us or is not the subject of anything to do with our conversation.

In the end, there is no book on how to use a mobile devices, so use it as you like.  Please don’t forget that in a public setting your use of a phone can affect other peoples’ experience.

 

Tool is on tour…………again, which means no in studio work for Tool at the moment or any work for Maynard in the studio with A Perfect Circle.  All I know is that Tool has one song done for sure!

 

From Thurston Moore.  From a grunge band that didn’t become a house hold name “Sonic Youth”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-thurston-moores-dynamic-new-rock-song-smoke-of-dreams-w473233

 

Here’s The Warped Tour lineup for 2017.  This has more metal type acts than I would expect on a punk festival lineup!?

http://loudwire.com/warped-tour-announces-2017-full-band-lineup/

Not necessarily bands I’d like to see though.

 

I wish Regina offered the FX channel on cable.  I’d watch the TV series “Fargo” if I had the chance.  I loved the movie!

 

Are you easily offended?  If so, DO NOT WATCH Dave Chappelle’s standup comedy special on Netflix!  HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, those poor children.  Even I can’t tolerate Rammstein!

http://loudwire.com/children-medieval-band-rammstein-sonne-best-of-youtube/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqpRoVxH2jc

 

Article with Mark Tremonti, guitarist & singer of Tremonti & guitarist of Alter Bridge

http://libel.co.nz/home/2017/3/20/mark-tremonti

 

I’m sure I’ll get sick of this song soon enough.

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres