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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.

 

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

 

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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Friday night we stayed in, babysat for our friends who were off to see “Blue Rodeo”.  Hannah slept over aka I hit the couch & she takes my spot with “Auntie” Kim on the king size bed.  The leftover chicken fingers are a pretty good deal though.  “Uncle” Chris doesn’t mind!

As for the rest of Saturday not much happened.  Kim & I on the couch we rented the movie “War Dogs” based on a true story, a rated R story.  Lots of cocaine, weapons, swearing, & illegal smuggling.  Good/interesting movie but not for kids.

Today is shaping up to be a lazy day on the couch again.

 

When my Grandmother lost her battle with breast cancer on December 5th 1999, I was in my 3rd semester of Engineering at the U of R.  I was really lost at the time, totally missed a final on purpose.  I would drive 40 minutes away to Moose Jaw & blast their 3rd album, There is Nothing Left to Lose, which was released that November, all the way & back.

After her memorial the rest of my aunts, uncles, & cousins came to my parent’s house.  I didn’t know how to react.  I went to my room in the basement, put on headphones & blasted “I Mother Earth” the album “Blue Green Orange”.  That was the first big loss to me.  I was a mess at the time.

I guess all of this means that I mourn a death, tragedy by listening to music & other people deal with things their own way.  Whatever helps you in a rough situation & doesn’t bother anyone else.

As for Friday’s “Depression” post, well it can be any type of mental illness.  Talk to someone about it.  I can think of 8 or 9 people including myself that struggle with a mental illness.  Don’t be afraid or feel that no one will understand.  Don’t be afraid of taking whatever type of medication a doctor says you should try.  There are millions of people that will listen to you.  Please remember you’re not alone and you will likely need help from others, don’t feel embarrassed about asking for help.

 

10 best live acts in hard rock or metal.

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-live-acts-in-hard-rock-metal/

I’m gonna go with the acts I’ve seen.  The other’s I haven’t seen or have no desire to see.

I saw Queen a couple of years ago with Adam Lambert singing for them.  I’ve never seen “Iron Maiden” live but I hope to change that one day.

 

Help Alter Bridge create the set list for an upcoming show if you’re going to see them?

https://settheset.com/t/57ff9d51d2875e0017da1bb3

I’d throw this into every set on the tour.

 

Weekend music; Judah & the Lion, Boston, Diemonds, The Damned Things, Metallica, & Megadeth.

^^ This what they played on Conan.  WAY better live on TV.  On the album it’s my least favourite song.

 

Dave Grohl turned 48 years old on Saturday!

 

Katy Perry produced a commercial against hate!  I’m not a fan of her music, but this commercial is very well done!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-katy-perry-produced-dont-normalize-hate-psa-w461148

 

Foo Fighters’ radio interview.

 

Live footage of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/watch-pro-shot-footage-metallica-live-debut-now-that-were-dead/

 

10 things Rolling Stone magazine learned in 2014 about Dave Grohl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/10-things-we-learned-hanging-with-dave-grohl-20141124

 

66 hard rock or metal guitarists of all time.  They couldn’t at least round it up to 70, 100, or down to 50?  66 seems like an odd number number to stop at?????

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-guitarists-of-all-time/

Who I think is the most under rated guy on the list is…………..John Frusiante.  Sounds like it is easy, I couldn’t play it!

 

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Any parent reading this, you have one of the toughest & thankless jobs out there!  You’re raising a child to be a responsible adult, that’s something I couldn’t do.  I still feel like a kid & that’s why I don’t have a child.  A child can’t raise another child, as far as I know.  Parents & teachers are raising future police, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, engineers, contractors, lawyers, teachers, parents, etc.  So give yourself a pat on the back, I can’t reach you from here, sorry!

 

I’m tired of talking about Donald Trump but this video is too funny not to post!

 

Photos of rock stars before they were famous.

http://loudwire.com/before-they-were-famous-see-over-200-rock-star-yearbook-photos/#photogallery-1=212

 

Mark Tremonti & Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge interview about the songs on “The Last Hero”

 

Which guitar player influenced Bjorn Gelotte of “In Flames?”

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/watch-in-flames-bjrn-gelotte-reveal-the-guitarists-who-blew-his-mind-644534

 

Anna Kendrick with Stephen Colbert

I highly recommend the 2 Pitch Perfect movies.  Starring Anna Kendrick!  HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!

 

OH MY, The internet is really slowing down!

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I exercised to “Alice Cooper” I only have 3 of his albums so I put all 3 on shuffle.

 

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I did it!  4 day week in Canada though 6000 crunches, 480 squats, 400 pushups, & 400 leg lifts!

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

I expected I’d have to gradually build up to the numbers?  I didn’t though I just took it very slow the first 2 days.  In 2008 & 2009 I didn’t really understand what was going on.  I blacked immediately after Kim got into the back of the Ambulance that a co-worker called for me.  The last thing I remember is telling Kim “It’ll be OK sweetie”.  Cancer was constantly “on my mind” when I realized what had happened until roughly the middle of 2013.  Now the further away from it I get it becomes more of a “What the heck was that?”  My advice, don’t get cancer!  Cancer put a strain on most relationships friends, family, Kim, & random people who just stare at the wacko with an iPatch in the wheelchair.  I immediately threw gas on the fire & reacted very poorly to say the least.  Why?  I don’t know.  At the end of the day I was embarrassed & thought it was all my fault, & wanted to bring everyone down to what I thought was my level.  It wasn’t my level.  I don’t like to air my “dirty laundry”, Kim took the brunt of my anger & depression.  I love Kim & I know that’s not OK under any circumstance.  If anyone’s a hero in this story, it’s Kim.  I’m very lucky I met her & that she’s still a part of my life, along with the rest of my family & friends.

I still feel very self-conscious about my iPatch.  Everyone has seen some one in a wheelchair before, but an iPatch isn’t a common thing.  As self-conscious as I feel in public I tend to think to myself “WHAT?  REALLY?  Is this beautiful face offending you?  If it is avert your eyes!”

 

The election is still on my mind, but “in the end” I can’t change the outcome.  We’ve all had a day to question, worry, live in denial, & freak out.  Today is a new day.  If you’re American & don’t like the outcome find a peaceful way to make a difference.  If you’re happy with the outcome or from another country, your hands are tied, might as well get over it.

I don’t vote for anything in Canada.  There has never been any type of election here that horrendously changed the game.  Every election in Canada, the candidates (to me) have been very similar.  I don’t want to waste my time figuring out who the lesser evil is.  For me, the US election was evil, but very cut & dry.  The outcome I cannot change.  My advice to those that aren’t happy, YOU make a change if you can, sitting around & complaining, calling people names, & dragging Trump’s name through the mud will not solve/change anything.  Stay level headed & make yourself happy, don’t hurt anyone in any way.  I want to punch a hole in the wall.  I refuse to, because it does nothing beneficial for me or anyone else!  Relax & do something positive.

 

New System of a Down in 2017?

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-officially-working-sixth-studio-album/

 

MTV banned this video when it was released.

 

Big Wreck shared it…..

 

Go ahead call Trump any slanderous names you want.  Did it fix anything?  So Mr. Game of Thrones aka George R. R. Martin do you feel any better now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/george-rr-martin-blasts-president-pussygrabber-trump-w449579

 

“Skillet” have a chart topping mainstream hit.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-first-chart-topping-mainstream-rock-single-feel-invincible/

 

Michael Moore’s reaction to the election results

https://www.good.is/articles/moore-five-point-plan

 

From what I can tell on Facebook, it looks as though Foo Fighters are on their way to the UK.  Photo of a few passports on Facebook & a highlighted map.

https://www.foofighterspassport.com/

 

If Motorhead gets into the Hall of Fame that would be great!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-really-important-motorhead-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

Yep, I’ll be getting the new In Flames album tonight at 12:00 am Eastern time.  One more album on pre-order next Friday, & I’m done purchasing music for the year.  Anything else I’ll listen to on Apple Music until we can afford it.

 

Seth Myers’ post-election monologue

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-seth-meyers-heartfelt-post-election-monologue-w449661

 

Soundgarden shared it…

 

Halestorm shared it.  Because Lzzy Hale sings in it.

 

Muse fans confused with view on Brexit.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/muse-fans-react-matt-bellamy-brexit-hillary-clinton-comments-1841187?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A punch wouldn’t help matters.  He’s President, do something positive to rectify the situation.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/robert-de-niro-donald-trump-regret-not-punching-1842694?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What does 2017 look like for Foo Fighters?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/foo-fighters-announced-headline-opener-festival-2017-1842710?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Avenged Sevenfold in the news.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m-shadows-the-stage-album-artificial-intelligence-pushing-boundaries/

 

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I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Candlebox” 5 albums on shuffle

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My wife is mind blowingly INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She fought everywhere in whatever hospital to stay with me.  She’d go home to shower & my parents would “watch over…” me.  She’d go home, shower & hug my clothes in my closet at home, just so she could pretend she was hugging me.  She had a cot to sleep on beside me.  Eventually in the WRC she started sleeping in my bed.  I’m 6’1”, apparently that’s HUGE?  This meant my bed was much bigger than most beds.  Plenty of room for 2 of us.  Good thing my brother or cousin weren’t staying in there 6’3” for my brother & 6’5” or more for my cousin, Mark Towers.

Where ever I was, Kim was with me.  Kim was “The Nurse who loved me!”  She REALLY stepped up her game so I could venture out to the lake & other places.  Everybody stepped up, friends & family!  I didn’t really realize I had cancer until sometime in 2009?  I slept 23 hours a day while I was in the Pasqua hospital, then I moved to the Wascana Rehabilitation Center sometime in 2009.  I’m no hero, I just did what needed to be done, & I still am!  You work at your place of employment, right?  My job is to get better ASAP, so I’m doing a job too, and the government pays me through disability & CPP (Canadian Pension Plan).  When I turn 65, all of that stops & I’ll live on my RRSPs.

The only thing that went wrong was that my mortgage insurance lasted 2 years, I needed 4.5 years & we ended up paying for nursing supplies because Kim was doing so much for me, instead of a nurse.  Kim started making paintings to sell as source of income, she’s still doing it, just not as much.

Kim’s hilarious too.  We’re on our 2nd box of Halloween chocolate bars.  I don’t like the “Temptation” of having sweets around.  If I see them I eat them.  The first box she put on the top shelf of our pantry.  Haha!  I can stand up by holding the pantry door frame.  Yes, chocolate is one of my many nemeses’.  We’re on our 2nd box now & she didn’t even bother to try to hide it.  No, I did not put Halloween candy on any shopping list, only $1,000,000!  That didn’t happen?  She avoided telling me we had chocolate in the house.  I found it on the floor of the pantry.  If she’s not hiding it, neither should I?  Last night I just took the box with me after supper, right over to the couch to watch TV.  I just turned to Kim & said “I’m not even going to pretend I’m just having 2 or 3”

 

Thanks Amazon!  You’re a little bit late to the party, but you’re welcome to sit among the other streaming sites everyone already has!

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/97064?utm_campaign=nme-12-oct-12-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Alice in Chains vs. Queens of the Stone Age?  Tough but I’d have to go with Queens, based on the song choice.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-vs-queens-of-the-stone-age-rocktober-rumble-round-1/

 

Myles Kennedy of “Alter Bridge” plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction

I was lucky enough to see this fantastic show in 1999 in this order, Myles Kennedy, was the singer for “The Mayfield Four”

“The Watchmen”

“Big Wreck”

 

Alice Cooper was in town last night!!!!  I didn’t have tickets this time.  Kim & I saw him in 2004.

 

Jimmy Fallon impersonating/playing songs with famous musicians

 

Mr. Andy McKee

 

Not my cup of tea but “Avenged Sevenfold” has some news

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-video-the-stage/

 

“Big Wreck” shared a video of them rehearsing.  I’m guessing the new album is coming sooner than later?  They were rehearsing a song from the first “Thornley” album.  This song…..

 

“The Last Hero” album is pretty much on repeat with moments for “Green Day” & “Sum41”

 

Here’s the Toronto Blue Jays schedule for 2016.  Yes, it goes into the playoffs as well.  If you’re interested?

http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/schedule/?c_id=tor#y=2016&m=9&calendar=DEFAULT

 

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Friday, we went to see the movie “Sausage Party” it was good, I enjoyed it. The first R rated CGI/cartoon movie made. I liked it but I don’t need to see it again, once is enough for me. NOT FOR KIDS, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, watched the Blue Jays win, 4-2, in the afternoon on TV at home. Watched the home town Saskatchewan Roughriders lose……………………again 19-10. I can’t have any fluid since the washrooms are nowhere close to us, the sun is beating down on us the entire time, Kim pays close to $700 a year so I can be there to watch them lose. Since winning the Championship in 2013 the home town Saskatchewan Roughriders have a win-loss record of 14W-29L. It’s a bit financially straining on us now, a $300 increase for next year in the new stadium I think will be a one year thing hopefully in a handicap seat. 12 stairs up & 12 stairs down is not easy for me. Dad & I get there an hour before the game to watch the warm up & not slow down others as they get to the stadium, & we wait about 30 minutes after the game so we don’t slow anyone down on the way out.

Today it’s laundry, groceries & Blue Jay baseball is done for the weekend. The Blue Jays scored 9 runs in a win today, the Riders scored 10 points in a loss yesterday.

Kevin Smith & his 17 year old daughter, Harley Quinn, loved “Suicide Squad”. I love Kevin Smith movies so from him & the fact he’s comic fan who named his daughter after a Batman villain. I’ll Just purchase the blu-ray! I’d show you the video of his review but it’s not appropriate unless you’re a fan of his. Apparently there will be a follow up, stand alone, Harley Quinn movie.

Rogue One article

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-trailer-the-eight-big-talking-points?utm_campaign=nme-daily-12th-aug-12-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Nothing like squeezing blood from a stone. Most people really don’t care about reissue or remastered albums.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pantera-ready-great-southern-trendkill-reissue-w434241

Alice Cooper’s take on everything in one article!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/alice-cooper-on-zombie-trump-hillary-demented-election-w434186

Alex Rodriguez’ last day, Friday, as an MLB player! Article regarding him. He used steroids, got caught, used them again, lied, got caught & continued to lie about it. His statistics would easily put him in the Hall of Fame, but he cheated & will likely never be on the ballot. I think Ty Cobb is in it, but he was accused of murder. They need to reevaluate who’s in there? I have no sympathy for athletes that cheat! He’s currently, has been for quite some time now, the most hated player in the game! Once he got to NY, he’s been known to keep a distance from teammates. On Thursday all of a sudden he has had nothing but praise from teammates & other players?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/kobe-to-a-rod-what-happened-to-athletes-just-retiring-w434232

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/alex-rodriguez-what-fans-got-really-right-and-wrong-w434173

Clear as mud? I will forever speak of him as A-Roid not A-Rod!

The Agonist shared it……

Video interview with singer, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge. He decided to become a singer since he couldn’t find one? If you ask me, he’s my favourite singer!

Audio interview with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge/Tremonti & formerly of Creed

I don’t know, some of them sure, others you’d have to be a hard core fan of the artists?

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_bands_with_flawless_discographies.html?no_takeover

Apparently Dave Grohl was so inspired by this tune, he had to share it…..

What Metallica’s “Black” album meant/means to other musicians?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-black-album-turns-25-rockers-reflect/

I think anyone who watched “Making a Murderer” saw this coming, or at least had hope this was coming?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/making-a-murderer-subject-brendan-dasseys-conviction-overturned-w434318

In Flames shared it, & I can’t wait for this DVD & CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it felt time for some original “Stone Sour” material? I didn’t bother getting the 2 cover song EPs.

http://teamrock.com/news/2016-08-13/corey-taylor-stone-sour-s-new-material-will-eat-people

A little bit of ying yang from them.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, reflects on Metallica’s “Black” album

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-metallica-black-album-floodgates-opened/

Alter Bridge shared it. From ABIII………………

Iron Maiden albums ranked by Loudwire…

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-albums-ranked/

Of course “Number of the Beast” is no. 1! “Run to the Hills” is a metal fans anthem.

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BRAIN CANCER vs. ALS

I’d do more but that’s a TON of links to load. Sorry if they double, I’ll try to fix them but no guarantee? My back is annoying but I increase my exercise to my “normal” total daily!

I fell asleep to 2 albums, the 2 most recent albums by “Candlebox” first “Love Stories & Other Musings” from 2012. Then the album “Disappearing in Airports” released in April of 2016. Woke up in the middle of the night to pee, gotta stop that, & put on “Chevelle” the new album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Portal” the album “Blood Red Tape” My brother was listening to them in his car when we were with him. I think he said they’re an independent group from Alberta?

They have 3 albums on iTunes at the moment. This is the only one I’ve purchased so far.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

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Brain cancer & ALS aren’t a competition. This is how I look at it though, in my situation. I could have survived or died because of brain cancer. I don’t know much about ALS. From what I know, it ends poorly, to put it lightly. Surviving brain cancer I can work on things, everything. You can look at that as overwhelming or just start somewhere & chip away at it as long as you can. ALS, from what I know, is more of a “OH MY GOODNESS! What’s going to go first?” Once it’s gone you can’t really do anything about it, that would be terrifying to me! Sure I felt overwhelmed & angry at first, but I’m alive, I can work on myself, mentally & physically. Eventually it COULD be fine? Sure the odds are stacked against me. Do you gamble? The odds are stacked against anyone in a casino playing any game. I’m alive, it could be worse.

I have to admit, after 2 weeks of just stretching & resting my back, it’s difficult to get back into my routine of exercise, food, blog, TV. For years that was easy, sweaty, but easy & somewhat gratifying. I had never enjoyed exercising, especially cardio! I can ride an exercise bike forever, walking with my walker seems like too much effort for very little gain to me. When I lived at my parents place the recumbent exercise bike was in the basement. I’d pop in a “Lord of the Rings” movie & pedal for 3 hours no problem, I can still bike for an hour or more.

I get that musicians want to share what influenced them by doing a cover song. I loved playing cover songs live! That meant I didn’t have to write lyrics, just remember better lyrics. Foo Fighters do this for the majority of their B Sides on singles. You get a single from the album, a live song & either a cover song or a song that was cut from the album. Here are some original songs followed by their cover song by someone else. Some are good, some are OK, some are terrible, & some are “OK, why mess with a classic?”

Almost forgot about this one!

^^All of this is just off the top of my head!

From the In Flames DVD www.amazon.ca says release on September 23rd.

Lamb of God bassist, John Campbell, interview.

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

This is something EVERYONE SHOULD HEAR & KNOW!!!!

The Beatles taught to a younger generation through a cartoon on Netflix!!!! You’re welcome parents!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/how-beat-bugs-sells-the-beatles-to-a-new-generation-w430934

Will Smith guest on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-will-smith-reprise-fresh-prince-hit-summertime-w432437

Who’s not watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix & why not? It’s REALLY good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/stranger-things-creators-on-making-summers-biggest-tv-hit-w431735

29 years ago “Def Lepard” released “Hysteria”

http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-hysteria-album-anniversary/

Roctober is coming

http://loudwire.com/rhino-reissuing-deep-purple-alice-cooper-buckcherry-albums-vinyl/

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