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Music throughout the weekend.  “In Flames”, “Lamb of God”, “Dream Theater”, “Elton John”, “Billy Joel”, “Candlebox”, & “John Mayer”


I went to Winnipeg this weekend for my great aunt’s 80th birthday.  I rode with my parents late Friday.  We got there at about 12:45 am.  Stayed at my cousin’s condo.

The birthday was on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Then we went to my other great aunt & uncle’s place for a BBQ & adult beverages.  We had to stay late due to the tremendous torrential down poor of rain “Well I guess this means I should have another rum & coke?”

My dad has 3 cousins around my age in Winnipeg from my great aunt & uncle that hosted the BBQ.  2 of them are older than me & one is a year younger me.  It was great to see my 2nd cousins & significant others, as well meeting or seeing their kids

Again it was shortly after midnight when we went back to my cousin’s place.  Great time seeing everybody though!

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of my cousin we were staying with.  She was cleaning the barn where she keeps her horse.

Whirlwind trip but well worth it!


What?  Sarah Silverman sings with “Walk off the Earth” for their cover of “Video Killed the Radio Star”





I’m not a huge “Aerosmith” fan, but I do like a few tunes from them.  I have their album “Big Ones”, a greatest hits compilation that I changed a few songs on iTunes.  Kim & I went to Boston in 2007 & had supper at the “Boston Hard Rock Café”, one of those moments where I was reminded they’re based in Boston.  Well here are a few songs of theirs…


1994   BIG ONES


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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” a concert in Montreal from 2000 that I recorded on cassette since it was on the radio.  “Melissa Auf Der Maur” her album “Auf Der Maur”, “Metallica” the recent album “Hardwired……to Self-Destruct”, “Paramore” the album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

I just couldn’t fall asleep last night, but I was awake & exercising by 6:10 am, had breakfast, shaved, showered, & done editing this

Exercise total this week; 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 300 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dress in workout attire, & no breakfast.  Once I finish my exercises, then I allow myself to have breakfast, shower, put on clean clothes, & usually in this room to work on the next blog.

Wednesday was 5 years of me being released from the WRC.  No more therapy for this guy.  It was sort of bitter sweet for me, I met some really cool people, but I likely won’t see them in person again.  People I’d see almost daily for 3.5 years.  It’s like when I passed out at work, another big change.  I did make it back to visit my former co-workers though, once.

As I’ve stated before, I don’t consider myself as physically disabled.  Sure there are many things I can’t do, many that I can, & some that I haven’t figured out yet.  If I need help with something, there is always someone willing to help.  Until I say I can’t do something, let me struggle until I figure it out, or until I ask for help.  Don’t be afraid to let me “…sink so I can swim…”  The further away I get from Tuesday February 5th 2008 & Thursday July 26th 2012 they become a distant memory that changed things a little bit.  I could continue to have a chip on my shoulder or much better, forget about it & move on.  I’ll easily choose the latter.




These are the 5 songs from the Foo Fighters’ album “Concrete & Gold” out on September 15th

The following are live songs.  They likely include LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would think any hard core Foo Fighters fan, such as myself, will be fine with the album & won’t hesitate when it’s released!


Carpool Karaoke



Would you like a Stone Temple Pilots bundle of vinyl, CDs, & a T-Shirt?



My super smart brother converted some old cassettes to iTunes files for me.  The high school Chamber Choir cassette that we went to Newfoundland had recorded a cassette of songs.  A Foo Fighters concert I recorded from the radio in 2000, & he tried to convert a cassette by Johnny Amore from my high school days.


If people are so terrified, they can avoid this tasty treat.  I’m not worried, bring on the Ben & Jerry’s!



What does Trump have to do to be impeached?  There can’t be much left?  Where there’s smoke, there’s probably fire.  There’s so much smoke at the moment, I can’t believe I haven’t died of smoke inhalation here in Canada?????????????!!!!!

REALLY?!  I MEAN REALLY?!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could easily do an entire post about Donald Trump going back on his own previous statements.  I don’t need to though.  Everybody has made up their mind on him, & I’m not going to waste my time or energy on him.  I think ALL of us should consider ourselves as Global Citizens & get rid of these dividing walls!  I’m not surprised by anything Trump does at this point, but I’m always extremely disappointed that he does whatever he wants.


Cool version of Aerosmith/Run DMC’s ‘Walk this way’


Alter Bridge shared it……


Pentatonix shared it & I’ll add another one from the same EP that I’m not sure about.


How Foo Fighters’ went about recording the new album “Concrete & Gold”.  To be released September 15th, 2017.



Every person has a different opinion & I respectfully disagree with the comparison to Disturbed & Five Finger Death Punch.

I’m not in my early 20s anymore.  I have 2 Disturbed albums in the closet behind me.  My brother saw Five Finger Death Punch before cancer, B.C., he burnt copies for me.  I have no clue where they are, & I’m more than happy about that.  They were cool for a week when I was 26 or 27.

Those 2 bands among many others are why I don’t listen to Regina’s “rock” radio station.  I do love Trivium though, they’re too heavy for the “rock” radio station.




My weekend starts now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the third album “Never Wanna Die”, then “The Damned Things”

I exercised/stretched to “Big Wreck” the album “In loving memory of”

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Remember that old mantra we learned as kids “Sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Totally wrong!  A broken bone will heal in time, when you speak to someone you have to pay attention as to what you’re saying to someone new, or what might really offend a family member or friend.  “The pen is mightier than the sword!”  Still not true but much closer to reality.  A person might take words poorly, intended or not intended.  If it just comes out by mistake, you’re hooped, better start apologizing ASAP.  Hopefully the individual can let go of what was said.  Fortunately, I have great friends & family, who have forgiven me for things I said in 2011 & 2012.


Pantera was very tight as a band!



Flashback Neil Young & REM play “Ambulance Blues” together in 1998



Oh, the wall is real.  He signed off on it being built on Wednesday.


The best metal album of every year since 1970.



Apple is suing an individual for using their music from one of Apple’s commercials?  Does that sound incredibly hypocritical to anyone else?



Wait for at least a month of Big Wreck talk after February 3rd.  New album is released that day & that may last for quite a while.  Probably March 3rd when the new Ed Sheeran is released.


Ed Sheeran announces UK tour dates



Is “Aerosmith” done?



A reissue of the “Singles” soundtrack with “grunge” era rarities.  Oddly enough I’ve never seen this movie, rental on iTunes I guess.



Royal Blood covers The Police’s Roxanne


Mastodon fans!!




Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Gotta run & get some stuff done!



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

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I fell asleep to “Taylor Hawkins” 6 song EP.  Yes, he plays drums & sings.  He does the same with Foo Fighters, most of the backup singing on Foo Fighters albums or live are Taylor.  After that EP I put on “Alter Bridge” the new album again “The Last Hero”

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Until this literal pain in my arse goes away.  It will be a very tame/quiet week.  I’ll continue to blog though, more stuff about my day & of course pop culture stuff.  Brewster’s new kennel didn’t get here on Friday, Kim may have to pick it up on her “…way home…”   I’m hoping to get “back in the saddle” by tomorrow.  I guess I’ll see what happens?


Here’s a sample of what I’ve been listening to while massaging my butt with a vibrator & stretching, stupid delete button isn’t working.  That didn’t come out right.  I’ve pinched my sciatic nerve & can’t really put much weight on my right side or leg when doing anything.

No I haven’t bought Metallica’s album yet.  I’m waiting until the funds for iTunes.  Listening to it on our Apple Music account.

The Pretty Reckless live review in Orlando



Cash grab!!!!  “Let’s make 10 prequels to the 3 prequels of the Star Wars franchise”.  That’s quite a few movies that aren’t needed unless you’re a diehard Star Wars fan.  I’ll admit that I’m close to a diehard fan of the franchise.


Green Day start anti-Trump chant during American Music Awards performance.  Audio was not available when I posted this.  So who did vote for Trump?  All I see on the internet is mostly protesters against him other than a select few that I know of.  Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Kid Rock, the entire KKK, & I don’t know who else?



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!


Another live review of The Pretty Reckless.



Kanye West cancels remaining (21) tour dates.



Check out this version of “Hallelujah”!  Audio/Video inside the link.





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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” their 2nd album “Blackbird” followed by “Green Day” the latest album “Revolution Radio” then “Live” the album “The Turn” released in 2014 with a new singer.  I didn’t sleep well last night between getting up to pee & just not being able to fall back asleep. I ended up sleeping until 9:00 am.  I prefer to get up at 7:30 am at the latest during the week.

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” 3 albums on shuffle.

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2 things happened on November 8th 2016 in the USA.  America got their first orange President & late night talk show hosts got a pile of material for the next 4 years.

I keeping my exercise goals right where they are at the moment.  My pushups are the last exercise I do.  I leave them for the end because they are my most difficult exercise & they completely drain me.  Today’s pushups weren’t nearly as difficult as yesterdays.  Everything’s coming, it’s just a slow process.  Writing this blog kept me bluntly honest & that faded a bit.  The promise of breakfast is now included in keeping me honest.  I don’t lie about my exercise, I just needed more motivation.  So far it has been a good week aka I’ve reached my daily goals.  Sure they’re difficult & time consuming.  I’m not about to do nothing & plant myself on the couch.  I’ve got time to fix myself!  I’m not OK with the status quo for me.  I need & want to get better.  Somebody telling me I can’t do it or that I’m doing too much just makes me want to prove them wrong.

I know people with a job & kids don’t have the luxury of ample time to exercise as much as I do, & I don’t expect them to.  I’d say try to eat healthy & squeeze in some exercise if & when possible, even if it’s 5 minutes.  Turn on the TV, watch a ½ hour show while doing an exercise if you have energy after the kids are in bed.  You’ll have to make time for it though.  Exercise was the furthest thing from my mind until I HAD to do it daily, so I understand the lack of motivation & time most people have.

I hate exercising until I finish it.  That’s why I start it first thing in the morning.  Immediately out of the bedroom 60 squats, & hopefully my water bottle is full or else I fill it during my 3 minute rest period before I do 60 more quats.



The Agonist shared it…


QB Tom Brady is also sick of political talk!



I’m on the fence regarding “July Talk” & “Kongos”.  I like their music but I rarely listen to it.


Article with singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Slash” & “Alter Bridge”



Jimmy Kimmel’s prank regarding Trump’s renovations to the White House.



Kirk Hammett on the writing process on “Metallica’s” new album out on Friday



Mick Jagger’s take on Donald Trump.  Video inside the link.



In Flames interview.  Don’t worry it’s not their “Naked Wednesday” in the studio


The real story behind Aerosmith collaborating with Run DMC.


LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to a few songs by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” then changed it to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” half of the album “Facelift” then “Chromeo” half of the album “White Women”, then finally “Finger Eleven” most of the album “Five Crooked Lines”

Finally! Nothing hurt this morning. I raised my squats total today, hopefully I can achieve that total tomorrow.

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Nobody likes feeling sick, neither do I! I don’t have time to be sick! Just a waste of a day for me!

Yes, I squeezed in a small exercise session, just not as many repetitions, sorry, I don’t remember what I was listening to on the stereo? Probably the “Stitched Up Heart” album?

I was watching the “Batman vs. Superman” movie & this is a dark movie. This isn’t just any stand alone Superman or Batman movie. I haven’t seen the “Kill Bill” or “Sin City” movies. This is by far the darkest comic book movie I’ve seen. Henry Cavill plays the role of Superman again, his parents are the same, Amy Adams is back also. I don’t recommend it for anyone under 18. I’d say it’s a Rated R movie, well the “Ultimate Edition” is, the non theatrical version I bought which also has the theatrical version. I like it, but that’s just me. It was slammed by critics, & wasn’t rated as a good movie by others on iTunes. I like it though. I’d give it 81% tomatoes on iTunes. You can rent it on July 19th. This is the “Ultimate Edition” trailer

It’s not hump day for Canadians, it’s only a 4 day week here. Friday, July 1st is Canada Day. I’m not checking but I think Canada is turning 149 or 150 this year?

Soundgarden shared it…

I love “Lamb of God”, let’s see how www.loudwire.com ranks their albums?


I don’t even count “Burn the Priest” as a Lamb of God album, I’ve heard it once & tossed it.

I’m pretty sure Apple want’s to Monopolize everything?


2 movies in theaters I really want to see. “Finding Dory” & “The Shallows”

Masterpiece review off the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic” courtesy of the Consequence of Sound. I have this on CD, not on my iTunes though. I haven’t listened to it since the early 2000s.

Taking Back Sunday” new album & video. I’ve only heard the name?


Testament” have a release date for their new album. Not a band I listen to.


Linkin Park member, Mike Shinoda, has high hopes for their next album. Great “The Hunting Party” was somewhat disappointing for me.


Star Wars trailer for Episode VIII. Teaser, just a “now in production” announcement.


What do kids know about their food?

Article with Blink 182


The Beatles/George Harrison’s “While my guitar gently Weeps” video will be done by Cirque du Soleil


If Trump wins there’s a very good chance that we’ll have to survive threw WWIII? Go Hillary!


Joe Perry, Aerosmith guitarist, teams up with Monster. I used Monster Cable for everything. Recording, live shows, & most stuff at home. All from my father aka 1-800-George!


This is what my mother would sing to me as a child.

Actual name Matt Loewenstein

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Sum 41 new album & video

http://loudwire.com/sum-41-fake-my-own-death-video/ October release for the album “13 Voices”. The follow up from 2011 “Screaming Bloody Murder” which I recommend to rock fans!

Metallica are recording their new album………………& they’re now fashion models?


Mark Tremonti & Eric Friedman interview at Download Festival

Article with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm


LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can Taylor Swift sue Kanye West?


I think Kanye should cover Pet Shop Boys……………..

What “O.J. :Made in America” says about America now.


Econoline Crush tour dates


July 22, 2016 – 7th Annual Quonset Days – Medicine Hat, AB

July 23, 2016 – Saskatoon Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
July 27, 2016 –Wild Bills Sports Bar – Red Deer, AB
July 28, 2016 – The Needle and Vinyl Tavern – Edmonton AB
July 29, 2016 –Eagle River Casino – Whitecourt, AB
July 30, 2016 – The Marquee Beer Market and Stage – Calgary
July 31, 2016 – National Slo-Pitch at Vision Park – Edson, AB

Afternoon baseball today! There was a 2 hour & 40 minute Halestorm delay last night in Colorado. They started the game as I was going to bed???

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My listening selections over the weekend; Zac Brown Band “Jekyll + Hyde”, Ben Harper “Call It What It Is”, Rob Zombie “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”, “\Crowded House the self titled debut album, Coheed & Cambria the album “The Color Before The Sun”, Big Wreck the album “The Pleasure & The Greed”, Foo Fighters “One by One”, Kongos the new album “Egomaniac”, Pearl Jam the album “Yield”, Stitched Up Heart the album “Never Alone”, Tool the album “Aenima”, Chevelle “La Gargola”, The Watchmen “Silent Radar” Most of this about 4 songs per album & some are the entire album



^^Apparently there’s LANGUAGE in this? I don’t hear it still?

Quiet weekend here. Friday I had a doctor appointment, then Kim & I went out for brunch. I overate, felt bloated the rest of the day. Kim felt the same way & got a bad headache to go along with it. We stayed in & rented a George Carlin HBO stand up comedy show. Saturday night we stayed in as well and watched “Moneyball” with Brad Pitt on Netflix. Today we celebrated father’s day since my dad was in Winnipeg that day. Finger food, shrimp, deviled eggs, bruschetta, vegetables, dip & a fruit tray! My dad now has a drone to pilot from his cell phone. When we left everyone was alive, we’ll see what happens over the course of the week?

New Third Ion tune!


The Pretty Reckless shared it….

Ah, James Corden, always good for a laugh!


Steven Tyler called “The Howard Stern Show” to chat about a few things!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/steven-tyler-confirms-aerosmith-embarking-on-2017-farewell-tour-20160624 Phone conversation inside the link.

30 years ago Friday “Crowded House” released their self titled debut album & it still holds up quite well! I forgot how much I like this album!!!!!!!!!!!!


So what does everyone think of the new “Ghostbusters” theme song? It doesn’t sit well with me. You’re thoughts?

Yay, I love Linkin Park!!! Well most of their stuff is good.


A little Egg Russian Roulette with Jimmy Fallon


I’m pretty sure “Our Lady Peace” will not be touring with “I Mother Earth” until after I Mother Earth hits Regina. Oh, well! At least we get to see “I Mother Earth” for the 3rd time in Saskatchewan since 1996! Saskatoon 1996, Regina 1999, & Soon October 2016!!!!!!!!!!

One guitar at auction, sold for the tiny amount of $137,500


Metallica update


Rebellious rock & metal TV shows



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