EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/GENRES?

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I fell asleep to “Into Eternity” the album “The Sirens”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”

5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 200 tricep lifts,  450squats, 300 back flexes, & some walking this week.

 

I hate doing exercise as much as the next person.  Eating healthier is not a big deal to me.  I will say it’s a bit more expensive though.  Nobody hates walking, right?  Now that it’s way more work for me, I don’t care for it much.  I loved going for a walk on a fall evening on my own.  I don’t really miss that, but sometimes I just like the fall air.

I don’t look like I exercise as much as I do, & that’s a fact.  My parents are impressed by how physically strong I am though.  That was good to hear from my mother yesterday.

Yesterday Kim didn’t even have to hold on to me or my walker, she followed close behind though.  I don’t enjoy practicing walking when she gets home.  I’ve already exercised in the morning.  It’s a necessary evil in my mind.  I’d much rather sit or lay on the couch until she gets home, help with supper & forget about going walking.  We’ve gone walking more than last year, but it’s not much really.  Time to make it part of our routine!  This is again more quality than quantity.

I can tell by Thursday that my body is getting tired.  My arm exercises become very difficult.  Some days it feels like immediately after my 39th birthday my body just shut down & said “NO!  No more of that!”  I’m gonna keep going though, “somethings gotta give”, & it will not be my body!

 

The new “In Flames”, “Mark Morton”, & “Dream Theater” albums are ruling my world since they were released.  “In Flames” will be in in my top 5 albums of 10 for the year.  There will be new albums from “Alter Bridge”, “Big Wreck”, & “Tool”, if they’re not lying about it?

A follow up to these albums…

This single is out for purchase.  I assume it will be coming with the album preorder?

 

COUNTRY MUSIC?

I’m not about to rant about my dislike for most country music.  I’d like to know why some are considered country music & others aren’t?  Why does everything have to fit in a perfect spot/genres?  Why is it that these acts are considered country music?

The following groups I have seen on CMT, for these specific songs & I don’t know why?

After all of that, why isn’t the following considered country music?

Why not call all of these acts Contemporary Music & leave it at that?  There are so many sub genres in metal it’s ridiculous, speed metal, thrash metal, death metal, black metal, progressive metal, power metal, nu metal, alternative metal, etc.  When someone asks me “What kind of music do you listen to?”  I reply “Rock & metal for the most part.”  For me, metal is just called metal.

I’m not a fan of multiple sub-genres.  There’s rap, pop, country, rock, metal, electronic dance music, instrumental, classical, reggae, operatic, hymns, acoustic, contemporary, & world music (from other countries).  I don’t like sub genres, just the proper genres/main genres.

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres         

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HAPPY HUMP DAY/THE KING’S SINGERS

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “I, The Mask” 24 or 25 years into his career as a singer he took vocal lessons.  In Flames began their career in the early 90s.

I exercised to “Mark Morton” the new album/his only solo album “Anesthetic”

Tried listening to some “Stevie Wonder” & thought about “The Struts”.  I exercised in silence for some time, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to listen to?  Default to metal.

 

Remember that time when I said I was going to lower some numbers?  That only partially happened.  Only thing that changed was my tricep lifts to 100 instead of 150 a day.  Pushups & squats went back up to their regular numbers.  I just focused more on what I was doing.

I really didn’t want to get out of bed on Monday.  I was awake when Kim left for work, I just didn’t want to move.  Good thing I had to pee or I would’ve been in there until 9:00 am.  9:00 am or later means (get out of bed & start doing stuff).  In my head anyways.  8:00 am is perfect for me, I should get an alarm clock from Walmart for $15, not a cell phone but an alarm clock!  As long as I don’t have to charge it & it’s not battery operated.

Too many chords to charge everything already.  “Oh, but wireless stuff is great!”  Not for me, I was flabbergasted when I had to charge my Fit Bit, I still am.  I have to swipe it if I want to know the time????????????  It tells me a bunch of other nonsense that I don’t care to know & it doesn’t track my steps while in my wheelchair or walking with my walker.  Useless piece of expensive garbage, for me.

I only saw a few minutes of Telemiracle this weekend.  Saskatchewan talent to help raise money for the handicapped or other medical needs.  I’m not sure if my brother was born yet, I asked my mom if she could call in for me, I wanted to donate the $10 I had.  This is likely just after I turned 5 or 6 years old.  Of course she said yes & I got to have my name scroll across the TV with the names of other people who had donated.

The last concert we played before I went into the hospital was a Telemiracle benefit concert & all of the money raised went to Telemiracle.

Little did I know, I’d need help from Telemiracle?  Telemiracle paid the larger portion of our wheelchair van for us.  The total cost was $18,000 I think?  I can’t remember how much Telemiracle put in, it was at least $10,000.

 

I should mention that I started watching “Murder Mountain” on Netflix last week.  It’s a reality show/documentary about marijuana growers in Humboldt County, in California.  With the mystery of people that go missing & are never found.  There are flyers everywhere that say “Have you seen this person?”  One of them has been missing for 23 years.  No body or any evidence.

Seems like “Alter Bridge” are almost done recording their 6th studio album.  They already have bundles with a listening party for sale on their Facebook page & website!  https://alterbridge.com/collections/abvi-fan-packages

Follow up to “The Last Hero” released in 2016.

 

THE KING’S SINGERS

I was in 3 different choirs in high school.  Concert choir for anyone, Chamber Choir, & I auditioned for the provincial Honour choir thinking I likely wouldn’t make it in but SURPRISE I did.  I think the Chamber choir was an audition as well, long time ago, I can’t remember.  The chamber choir went to Newfoundland in the summer after grade 11.  It was for a 500th anniversary of John Cabot landing his ship there.  There were multiple choirs from just about everywhere.  Workshops, performances, all capped off with an hour long performance of “Carmina Burana” with a symphony, 3 soloists, & all of the choirs!  Here’s 1 movement of 25

During 1 of our workshops we sang with The King’s Singers.  When we came back I rushed out & bought 3 of their CDs.  2 are albums full of cover songs & 1 is a bunch of classical songs I don’t know.  I think the concert choir sang one of the songs I have on CD.  One album is full of The Beatles songs in 5 part harmony A Capella.  This first song they jumped into the choir with us to sing along.

 

What’s really funny about this is that there is metal/“Testament” playing in the other room as I’m writing this!  Yeah, I’m weird!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/HIGHLY SUSPECT

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Dream Theater”, “Queen”, “Alter Bridge”, & “Lamb of God”

 

I forgot to mention this.  This past Thursday Regina won the bid for hosting The Grey Cup in 2020.  Tickets are expensive & it will be cold.  The home town Saskatchewan Roughriders had better make it to Canada’s Super Bowl!

We finally watched the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  FANTASTIC movie, well done without much invasion into Freddie Mercury’s private life.  I do wish they showed the writing & recording of “Under Pressure” with “David Bowie” though.

Saturday was pretty quiet her.  Kim was working on her photo assignment.  I was clearing off the DVR.  Made it to Netflix in the evening & started watching “Murder Mountain”.  I watched 4/6 episodes & I’m still not sure if it’s a documentary about marijuana or the hundreds of people that go missing every year in some type of “Bermuda Triangle” in Humboldt County, California.  I will say it’s very interesting though!

 

DREAM THEATER RELEASE ON FRIDAY.  I’ll point out my highlights at a later date.

This is the first Dream Theater album without a song at 10:00 minutes or more!  I would listen to my iPod at work.  Dream Theater’s album “Systematic Chaos” & Lynyrd Skynyrd’s double album of “Greatest Hits” & that would take up 5 hours of my day.  One earbud in my ear & the other down my shirt so it wouldn’t get caught in the press.  Then maybe a sports Podcast or the mind numbing sound of the press’ through my protective noise cancelling ear muffs.

Juice is made, eggs to hard boil, & likely watch the biggest talent show for the movie industry.

 

HIGHLY SUSPECT

I believe it’s 3 guys based in New York.  They have 2 albums out.  The 2nd album was a sophomore slump if you ask me.  The singer also must find it tough to write any lyrics without using profanity.  Over the course of 20 songs spread over 2 albums there are 4 songs without profanity.  I’ll give you 5 songs in total, 3 from their first album & 2 from their 2nd album.  They’re supposed to be releasing a new album this year at some point.  I’ll have to hear it before I buy it, if I buy it?  I really like the first album though!

Just assume there’s LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

2015   MISTER ASYLUM

 

2016   THE BOY WHO DIED WOLF

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SUPER NO/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the album “RIOT”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 56 B – Sides on shuffle

 

Nope, no massive headache on Sunday & I’m not in the hospital unconscious.  I’m here!

No, I didn’t watch the Super Bowl.  13 – 3 for the Patriots!  Now that sounds like a great game to fall asleep to!  I don’t watch the NFL or the Super Bowl.  I don’t have a cable package to get the advertisements & I don’t think “Maroon 5” is a big enough name to entice a large TV rating.  They’re a big name, but not big enough.

I didn’t see the half time show but looking at the comments on it, I hear it wasn’t good in general.  At least they got to try.  I didn’t think “Bruno Mars” was a big enough name either at the time.  I heard very few negative comments in comparison to Maroon 5.  To compare & assess who had a better show is for those who judge talent shows, apples to oranges as they say.  I watched the half time show on www.youtube.com so I wouldn’t be talking about something I didn’t see.

I think people who attended or watched the game on TV shouldn’t throw out negative comments.  It’s basically a “free” music event.  Sure I assume a portion of the ticket price would be used to pay for part of the entertainment, but anyone with any interest in the half time show isn’t guaranteed a life changing experience from the musical entertainment.

Every musician isn’t perfect all of the time.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while?

At the end of the day, it happened & it’s over.  Time to quit complaining on social media about it.  You’re just wasting your time repeating your dislike that has been stated by 1,000,000s of other people.  No need to add to the negativity everywhere.

 

YAY! “Alter Bridge” start writing as a group in April!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-work-new-album-next-month/?fbclid=IwAR1JKN5ZFzGToTdUqGVf_6v4iUD023DIuWRpZtK7N4-3DnGU8cY4JLy_gUI

 

Movie news regarding a few franchises!  Releases in the distant future.  DC, Fast & Furious.  I’m a big fan of the DC movies & yes I enjoy the Marvel movies.

I hear something one day & the next day it changes.  Last I heard about the DC comic movies, they’re hitting the reset button on almost everything.  Superman, Batman, & some of the “Suicide Squad” are being re-cast.  Margot Robbie is currently filming one of her standalone movies as Harley Quinn.

 

No new “Tool” this April.  Since the release of “10,000 Days” in 2006 & a follow up album that has yet to surface, I’ve had brain cancer & recovered.  “10,000 Days” is the length of time that Maynard’s mother had a stroke & died.

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-shoots-down-april-release-tool-new-album/?fbclid=IwAR0_eHiq8qqD5nyGcy4LuUPSazqQWdwrX8I19S8B2sULJicXVfErBuDlJ44

I don’t feel entitled to a new album.  I feel entitled to the truth.

 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

I can’t tell you how many albums they have released, I’ll just say A LOT.  I believe they’re based in California.  We listened to the singer’s, Anthony Keidis, audiobook.  He was a heroin addict when they began their career & was nearly kicked out of the band since he missed rehearsals or was late & how up high.  I have 4 of their albums, 2 of which I like.  I believe I was in elementary school when I first heard them.  There was a guy a year ahead of me around the corner from my parents’ apartment, & he had the cassette of “Mother’s Milk” released in 1989.  I remember that I thought it was just weird/different & I didn’t care for it much.  I bought the CD of “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik” thinking it would be great since the 2 singles from it were.  Unfortunately those were the only songs I enjoyed on the album.  I bought the albums “Californication”, “By The Way”, & the double album “Stadium Arcadium”.  I liked “Californication” & “By The Way”, they’re on my iPod.  “Stadium Arcadium” I listened to once, & that was enough.  I was done following this band.  FANTASTIC musicians, just not my type of music.

I’m not a big fan of funk/rock to begin with.  I think they’re on their 4th guitarist?  I believe the first guitarist died, John Frusiante joined then quit, Dave Navarro joined, John Frusiante rejoined, he quit & now they’re with a new/4th guitarist.

 

1991   BLOOD, SUGAR, SEX, MAGIK

I bought this CD between 1998 – 2001?  I don’t listen to it at all now.

 

1999   CALIFORNICATION

I’ve played “Otherside” & “Around the World” live.

 

2002   BY THE WAY

 

2006   STADIUM ARCADIUM

Now I only listen to “Californication” & “By the Way” on the rare occasion.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/HARRY CONNICK JR.

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Music throughout the weekend.

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Alter Bridge.

 

Friday, Kim picked up my prescription sun glasses on her way home!  No squinting for the first half of a Rider game or any road trips!

My toe feels much better as of Saturday afternoon, at the moment I don’t see a problem doing my exercises this week, unless I do something stupid to it this weekend (which is always a possibility!)

Saturday I slept in like I was on a mission.  I had breakfast for lunch, & made my veggie juice for the week.  Saturday night Kim had to do some work from home & told me I could watch a movie she’s not interested in seeing.  Hello “Venom”!

What a FANTASTIC movie.  He’s a Marvel Comics villain but is not included in the current Marvel Comic Universe aka he has nothing to do with any of the Avengers or character movies.

Quiet Sunday here.  Kim’s doing work from home stuff for about an hour & a half more, then pick up a few groceries.  She helped me hard boil the eggs for the week in our instant cooker.  I usually use a pot of water on the stove top, this was my 2nd time with the instant/pressure cooker.  I think she’s done the laundry, just her stuff to put away, I put my stuff away last night.  We’re almost ready for the week.

My toe might only factor in with the constant pressure while doing pushups?  I guess I’ll find out on Tuesday.

New Harley Quinn movie in production?  They just introduced her character in the TV series “Gotham” I think?  Her name wasn’t mentioned but the character looked a lot like Harley Quinn from the comic books.

 

HARRY CONNICK JR.

A jazz musician out of New Orleans.  Plays piano & sings, I’m guessing he can play multiple instruments?  He was born in 1967.  He’s won 3 Grammy awards & 2 Emmy awards for his role on ‘Will & Grace’, the original series, not the reboot.  He has also appeared in a handful of movies over the years.  He also has or had a daytime talk show.  I watched a few episodes, it was decent & a little different, I don’t watch it now & I’m not sure if it’s still on the air?

 

1990   WE ARE IN LOVE

 

1994   SHE

 

1999   COME BY ME

 

2009   YOUR SONGS (COVER SONGS)

I have these albums & his 3 Christmas/Holiday albums.  One which has my favourite original Christmas song on it.

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

END OF 2018 PART 2

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When you think you’re going to have a quiet weekend & you get a late Saturday morning phone call from your mother saying your brother is in the hospital, about to have surgery for appendicitis.  All went well!

He’ll be fine but will stay there overnight and be released today.  I’d much prefer it to be me, then I wouldn’t worry as much.

HONORABLE MENTIONS (Really nothing bad about these albums)

Dead Sara – Temporary Things Taking up Space EP

If these songs were a part of a full album, it would easily be number 1 on my list

 

Dead Sara – Anybody “Acoustic” Single

Easily my favourite song of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tesseract – Sonder

 

Alter Bridge – Live at The Royal Albert Hall

The stereo audio is not very good, you can barely hear the orchestra.  The surround mix on the blu-ray is MUCH better.

 

Pretty Vicious – Move single

 

Pentatonix – Top Pop, Vol. 1

 

Tremonti – A Dying Machine

 

Chromeo – Head over Heels

 

Live EP – Local 717 EP

 

Nothing but Thieves – What did you think when you made me this way? EP

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Opeth – Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater

 

Smashing Pumpkins – SHINY & OH SO BRIGHT PT.1/NO PAST.  NO FUTURE.  NO SUN.

 

Our Lady Peace – Somethingness

 

DISAPPOINTMENTS

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

CONCERTS I SAW THIS YEAR

Big Wreck (Regina)

I Mother Earth & Finger 11 (Regina)

Queens of the Stone Age w/ Royal Blood opening (Calgary)

Comedian Jim Jeffries (Regina)

Foo Fighters (Calgary)

Comedian Craig Ferguson (Regina)

Boney M (Regina)

Usually I head up to Saskatoon to see Trivium on tour.  They skipped Saskatchewan completely this time.  Typical Canadian during a North American tour is, Montreal, Toronto, & maybe Vancouver now.  The fact that I got to see all of this stuff live is pretty cool.  Only had to go to Calgary to see Queens of the Stone Age with Royal Blood & Foo Fighters.

If I had to pick my favourite concerts of the year, Queens of the Stone Age & Boney M. would both take the win.  Could be that it was my first time seeing both bands live.  Boney M’s rhythm section was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!

 

Here’s what to expect in 2019.  Big Wreck, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater (already preordered for release Feb. 22), Megadeth, Tool, Lamb of God, Mark Morton (Lamb of God guitarist) preorder January 11, full release March 1st, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Chevelle, & In Flames (preordered available January 11).  Likely more, that’s just off of the top of my head.

I’m really excited for the ‘In Flames’ album, full release March 1st.

This is a more thorough list of loud wire’s most anticipated rock & metal albums of 2019.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-new-slipknot-mask-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1xPDKeSB4j4cqQw9kMpgEdDRB0pnoRiJw12CzlQSqfTO2tB8FgXSpyfyk

The last Tool album was released in 2006, the last System of a Down album was released in 2005.  There will be a new Tool album before a System of a Down album.

Megadeth might release a song for preorder this week?

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-hints-new-song-next-week/?fbclid=IwAR38eitwXYZOt4__oADBe5vs-qwOZGTWAaAUuYBn7ajv_JrK1n_PQcPXlMM

 

A baseball player is offered more than what he asked for from his previous team as a free agent, $300,000,000 over 10 years.  More than that was offered & he turned it down.  He must really not like where he was, I doubt any other team will offer him $10,000,000 a year to play a game for a living?  Once he hits the age of 30 or shortly thereafter you see almost all players start to decline athletically.  The back end (the last 3-5 years) of $300,000,000 will be terrible if he gets that deal.

 

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“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

END OF 2018 PART 2

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He’ll be fine but will stay there overnight and be released today.  I’d much prefer it to be me, then I wouldn’t worry as much.

HONORABLE MENTIONS (Really nothing bad about these albums)

Dead Sara – Temporary Things Taking up Space EP

If these songs were a part of a full album, it would easily be number 1 on my list

 

Dead Sara – Anybody “Acoustic” Single

Easily my favourite song of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tesseract – Sonder

 

Alter Bridge – Live at The Royal Albert Hall

The stereo audio is not very good, you can barely hear the orchestra.  The surround mix on the blu-ray is MUCH better.

 

Pretty Vicious – Move single

 

Pentatonix – Top Pop, Vol. 1

 

Tremonti – A Dying Machine

 

Chromeo – Head over Heels

 

Live EP – Local 717 EP

 

Nothing but Thieves – What did you think when you made me this way? EP

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Opeth – Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater

 

Smashing Pumpkins – SHINY & OH SO BRIGHT PT.1/NO PAST.  NO FUTURE.  NO SUN.

 

Our Lady Peace – Somethingness

 

DISAPPOINTMENTS

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

CONCERTS I SAW THIS YEAR

Big Wreck (Regina)

I Mother Earth & Finger 11 (Regina)

Queens of the Stone Age w/ Royal Blood opening (Calgary)

Comedian Jim Jeffries (Regina)

Foo Fighters (Calgary)

Comedian Craig Ferguson (Regina)

Boney M (Regina)

Usually I head up to Saskatoon to see Trivium on tour.  They skipped Saskatchewan completely this time.  Typical Canadian during a North American tour is, Montreal, Toronto, & maybe Vancouver now.  The fact that I got to see all of this stuff live is pretty cool.  Only had to go to Calgary to see Queens of the Stone Age with Royal Blood & Foo Fighters.

If I had to pick my favourite concerts of the year, Queens of the Stone Age & Boney M. would both take the win.  Could be that it was my first time seeing both bands live.  Boney M’s rhythm section was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!

 

Here’s what to expect in 2019.  Big Wreck, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater (already preordered for release Feb. 22), Megadeth, Tool, Lamb of God, Mark Morton (Lamb of God guitarist) preorder January 11, full release March 1st, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Chevelle, & In Flames (preordered available January 11).  Likely more, that’s just off of the top of my head.

I’m really excited for the ‘In Flames’ album, full release March 1st.

This is a more thorough list of loud wire’s most anticipated rock & metal albums of 2019.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-new-slipknot-mask-2019/?fbclid=IwAR1xPDKeSB4j4cqQw9kMpgEdDRB0pnoRiJw12CzlQSqfTO2tB8FgXSpyfyk

The last Tool album was released in 2006, the last System of a Down album was released in 2005.  There will be a new Tool album before a System of a Down album.

Megadeth might release a song for preorder this week?

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-hints-new-song-next-week/?fbclid=IwAR38eitwXYZOt4__oADBe5vs-qwOZGTWAaAUuYBn7ajv_JrK1n_PQcPXlMM

 

A baseball player is offered more than what he asked for from his previous team as a free agent, $300,000,000 over 10 years.  More than that was offered & he turned it down.  He must really not like where he was, I doubt any other team will offer him $10,000,000 a year to play a game for a living?  Once he hits the age of 30 or shortly thereafter you see almost all players start to decline athletically.  The back end (the last 3-5 years) of $300,000,000 will be terrible if he gets that deal.

 

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