WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MENTAL HEALTH/THE AGONIST

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5 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 150 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Thursday.  Today, YAY no water pressure.  Kim walked out the door for work & the water pressure died within 10 minutes.

I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the 20th anniversary of “In Loving Memory of…”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & the Shape”

NO POST UNTIL MONDAY.  LONG WEEKEND, SEE YOU THEN!

 

When I do my exercises I always try to at least hit my goals, if not exceed them.  By the time Thursday rolls around, I’m very tired.  My muscles on top of my shoulders are sorer this week than last week.  I’m not doing arms next week, 2 days of stretching & yoga next week.  I felt fine, started with my tricep lifts on Tuesday & almost cried in pain, I finished doing 150 of them, then my 200 pushups.  Pushups were fine.  Maybe yoga, stretching, & 200 pushups next week?  I am SO ready for the weekend.  My shoulders are killing me!  I took a muscle relaxant in hope of getting rid of this pain.  I have to make sure I can take certain medications with my regular pills.

All of these pills make me feel old.  I’m going to see a psychiatrist for my depression, not a psychologist.  A psychiatrist will chat briefly & prescribe medication.  I don’t think more pills are what I need.  As much as I don’t like talking about my mood or emotions, that’s probably what I need.  The first thing I’ll tell the doctor is that I would like to not have more pills.  The pills don’t seem to be helping much, if at all.

 

There’s supposed to be a TON of new albums out this year, yet only 7, 4 albums I had no clue about, have been released & I know of 3 that are in the mixing process.  Where is the new “Chevelle”, “Lamb of God”, “Anthrax”, or “Megadeth”?  “Tool”, “Big Wreck”, & “Alter Bridge” are done recording & now mixing.  I’ve got 2 standalone singles from “Big Wreck”.  I hope there is a bit of time between the releases.  I like to give each album a concentrated listen or usually 5 good listens to it before saying anything about it.  I had no clue about “Pink”, “The Damned Things”, “Sum 41” or “Devin Townsend” so those were pleasant surprises!  “Sum 41” won’t be released until mid-July.  Right now “Pink” & “In Flames” are my favourite releases of the year so far.

The 3 in mixing at the moment are the 3 albums I’m really anxious to hear, “Tool”, “Big Wreck”, & “Alter Bridge”.

I know all of this exercise is beneficial.  Right now I’ve got a “…beefy arm & a wing-a-ling….” Beefy on the right arm & wing-a-ling for my left arm.

I use my right arm mostly, my left arm shakes quite a bit.  If I go to fill my water bottle & get a glass of juice.  The water bottle has a lid so I carry that with my left hand, the shaky one.  The glass of juice will be in my right hand.

Did everyone catch the series finale of “The Big Bang Theory”?

 

THE AGONIST

A metal group from the province of Québec, Canada.  I own all of their 5 albums.  I bought their first album on CD when it was released in 2007.  They’re fronted by a female, in 2007 & now.  I think the original singer was replaced for the 4th & 5th album, I know she was replaced but I’m not sure when?  Both were capable of doing death metal vocals & singing.

I saw them on Much Music on the show “Loud” that I recorded since it was on at 3:00 am or some ridiculous time.  They’ve released 5 albums in total, the first 3 are no longer available on iTunes?

 

2007   ONLY ONCE IMAGINED

 

2009   LULLABIES OF THE DORMANT MIND

 

2012   PRISONERS

 

2015   EYES OF PROVIDENCE

 

2016   FIVE

 

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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

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WEEKEND UPDATE/ dog’s eye view

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Lamb of God”, “Pink”, & “In Flames”

 

I was behind Friday night, I recorded the baseball game, we record everything.  So I didn’t get to it until 9:30 pm.  It went into the 12th inning I always record an extra hour & 1/2 just in case this happens.  Final score was whooping 1-0 for the Blue Jays.  I didn’t go to bed until 1:00 am.

Saturday we had a visit from a friend of ours from Edmonton.  She’s going to school there, she’s a year younger than my brother but hasn’t had her birthday yet.  Short visit but a good visit.  I hard boiled eggs & made my veggie juice for the week.  Kim went out with her sister & a mutual friend for manicures.  Kim’s sister turns 40 on Monday.  I’m next in line to turn 40 in our group of friends.  Kim’s birthday is in October, she’ll turn #*.

Today we’re just watching TV.  Kim got groceries this morning & today’s baseball game has just started.

I’ve got “Sum 41” on preorder for a July release.  I’m just waiting on the following albums to be released this year.  Big Wreck, Alter Bridge, Tool, Lamb of God, Anthrax, & I think Pretty Vicious are still to come this year.

Guitarist, Mark Morton (Lamb of God), breaks down their breakout album “Ashes of the Wake” now 15 years old.  I bought the 4 bonus songs & attached it to the original album I have.

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/lamb-gods-ashes-wake-mark-morton-dissects-bands-breakout-album?fbclid=IwAR1Dhc_eJjvm_V19RNILe39w_RaesNoEXe3XGsBHY5Z_NScSyYCzOKbWm2E

We rented the movie “Vice” Saturday night.  It was very interesting, a look behind the scene of Bush Junior’s presidency with Dick Cheney as his vice president.

My take away from this movie is that Cheney made Bush jr. look like a fool.  Cheney said they should attack Iraq for WMDs, not Bush’s idea, this was Cheney’s idea.  The world complained about Bush but he was Cheney’s puppet.  At least that’s what I took away from the movie?  More late night baseball for me Saturday night.

 

dog’s eye view

Yeah their name is all in lower case letters.  From looking at iTunes, I guess they had 3 albums?  I own the first 2 & the second one isn’t on iTunes it’s called “Daisy”.  Their first album was among my favourites when it was released in 1995.  Think along the style of “Counting Crows” & “Matchbox 20”.  I REALLY like this group but often forget to listen to this album “Happy Nowhere”…..

 

1995   HAPPY NOWHERE

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/NO-CONCERT UPDATE

NOTHING UNTIL FRIDAY.  WE’LL CARRY ON AS USUAL AFTER THAT.

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Matthew Good Band”, “U2”, “The Struts”, “Big Wreck”, & “Lamb of God”

 

We went to my parents’ place on Thursday for my father’s 60th birthday.  His birthday was on Monday, but this was the most convenient time to celebrate.  Bitter sweet since my friend’s father died this week.

We had a “Chili’s” restaurant in Regina, now it’s called “Rotisserie”.  Think KFC without any grease, WAY better!  1 bucket of BBQ ribs, garlic potato wedges, ceaser salad, McCain deep & delicious chocolate, a 2L of iced tea (sweet tea), & 1 bucket of chicken.

Friday my in-laws got into town in the afternoon.  We went to Sherry & James’ place in the afternoon to hang out & have supper there, BBQ hamburgers.  We came home fairly late, but Brewster had a great time running around in their backyard.  My cold is finally starting to fade away.

Saturday everyone was here for make your own pizza supper.  I ended up sleeping until 11 am, got up, showered, got dressed, & had my lunch.  Realized the dishwasher was full of clean dishes.  Emptied the dishwasher made my veggie juice for the week & 1 of many teas w/ lemon & honey.

My in-laws drove home Sunday in the late morning.  I said goodbye to them Saturday night in case I slept in, & of course I slept in.  I got up, did all of my morning crap.  Had lunch, boiled some eggs & we went to our friends’ place for our “nephews” first birthday.

It took the little guy a while to fully embrace the 1st birthday party cupcake, but he ended up doing the right way eventually……….it was EVERYWHERE!  A couple of wash clothes later & he was ready to go!

We came home & Kim watched “American Idol” aka a talent contest ruled by 3 celebrities who offer very few if any constructive criticism to help the contestants.  I’d rather not watch it, but I want to spend time with my wife.

Today should be a lazy day of TV, a little bit of laundry, & not much else.

 

On April 19th, 1980 “Blondie’s” ‘Call me’ hit number 1 on the Billboard charts

https://www.hotpress.com/music/day-1980-blondies-call-goes-no-1-22771369?fbclid=IwAR0lu8ly9xY1uFBDlFCGykrhA4clMV2OToJCBsJSK9VYUs9X28qlZ8MrQuw

10 songs written & recorded for Alter Bridge, 4 more left to go.  ABVI on the way.

https://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-2019-album-progress/?fbclid=IwAR04m9GEkIo_KuIto6csu4suSgjznu5TY4iha26TyJa1Kd7GVop7Rk8yvXw  Follow up to “The Last Hero” album.

Mueller report sends Trump’s polling number to record low for 2019.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/poll-mueller-report-sinks-trumps-approval-rating-825079/?fbclid=IwAR1fi4VcP0GSbLVLncJDqg77XpvvSCW_4YQUJEdZkjleNwvi6b5ElRDFeG8

 

I know that most of you aren’t into metal.  Don’t worry it doesn’t bite & “Uncle” Chris will always hold your hand through it.  I’m going to do a metal group followed by a non-metal group.  Just so you don’t feel overloaded with metal music.

INTO ETERNITY CONCERT, THAT I DIDN’T GO TO.

An underground metal band based in Regina.  This group made me dip my toe into metal music with their 3rd album “Buried in Oblivion”.  I believe the first album was recently put on iTunes.  They just released their 6th album last year after a decade of the odd show here & there.  They tour all over the world & they’ve gone on tour with some big name metal acts like “Megadeth” & “Dream Theater”.  I have the “Gigantour” DVD when they toured with “Megadeth”.  “Into Eternity” & “Opeth” are easily the 2 heaviest bands I listen to, they can also sing you a lullaby though.  I didn’t go to this concert.  My brother was going to take me, but he’s waiting for surgery.  He has bone spurs on his shoulders, it’s hard for him to turn his neck, lift things, & his arms go numb sometimes.  He gets migraines if he doesn’t lay down every 45 minutes.  I figured he likely shouldn’t lift my chair or go to a concert.

I’d love to see them but not at the expense of my brother’s health.  Cheap tickets, $15 for an advanced tickets.  I’ll keep this brief for you.

 

2000   INTO ETERNITY

 

2002   DEAD OR DREAMING

 

2004   BURIED IN OBLIVION

 

2006   THE SCATTERING OF ASHES

 

2008   THE INCURABLE TRAGEDY

 

2018   THE SIRENS

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

BREWSTER EXCITED, NOPE/LENNY KRAVITZ

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I fell asleep to “Muse” the album “The Resistance”

I exercised to “Boston” self-titled album, followed by “Kelly Clarkson” the album “Meaning of Life”

 

Monday I got up & dressed in my exercise clothes.  I did my exercises. Then I wrote my “WEEKEND UPDATE” post, well I finished it.  All of the beginning music links was stuff I listened to on my iPod or in the car on my iPod coming back to Regina.  I grabbed those links Sunday night.

After 3 days of me being away, I thought Brewster would miss me, boy was I wrong!  I came into our condo, & Brewster just looked at me as though he was thinking “Humph, he’s back I guess”.  Dad was helping me with some of my tiny bags, he came in right behind me.  Brewster was much more enthused to see my dad than he was to see me.

He was freaking out on Monday while I was making my veggie juice & boiling eggs for the week.  He even asked to be up on my lap.  He put his front paws on my knees for me to pick him up, which happens very rarely unless you’re Kim or her sister.  Kim told me that he really doesn’t like the sound of our instant pot when the steam is released.

So as of Monday I got as much done as I needed to for the week (food wise).  Kim relaxed on the weekend as I told her she needs & deserves to.

I was speaking last week about my mental health & specifically about my depression.  I mentioned that I was stressed, frustrated, & stubborn.  Both stress & frustration self-inflicted.  I always think, “I NEED to do more.  I can do better than this!”  I am my own worst critic, & brain cancer is what made me expect more from myself.   The stubbornness is in my genes from my mother’s side of the family, mostly my grandfather.

I’d exercise with equipment at my parents’ house in a short lived university student career.  I was in much better shape way back when.  I didn’t know how to study really, so I took WAY too many study breaks at home & spent my time exercising, mostly doing pushups, sit-ups, & dumb bell curls.

I’m no expert on any type of mental illness, I do understand that 1/5 Canadians deal with their own mental illness.  I don’t know of any that do on a daily bases, if I did, it’s not my story to tell.  I personally don’t find mine to be something to hide from anyone.

I guess those that have a mental illness will deal with it however they choose to?  I guess it’s the same way a gay person chooses to announce being gay.  Probably many issues mostly wondering/worrying how others will react.

So I hope you’ll join me as I go into this new adventure?

 

The 4 big albums I’m waiting for this year are follow ups to these 4 albums

2006   10,000 Days

2016   THE LAST HERO

2017   GRACE STREET

2015   STURM UND DRANG

 

I think it’s high time to get over “Creed” & move on to “Alter Bridge”!  They’re “Creed” with music lessons & a tenor singer with INCREDIBLE range!

I’ll take “Alter Bridge” 9/10 times.  I do enjoy the first “Creed” album quite a bit though.

 

LENNY KRAVITZ

I do enjoy some of his stuff, not all of it, but most of it.  He’s 54 years old & from New York.  He’s a solo artist/singer song writer.  Plays really good guitar while doing lead vocals.  Some of the stuff he does baffles me.  I only have 2 albums “Mama Said” & a “Greatest Hits” compilation.

 

1991   MAMA SAID

 

2000   GREATEST HITS

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

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SERIOUS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH/LIMBLIFTER

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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”

I exercised to “Dead Sara” the album “Dead Sara”

 

I made a joke or at least tried to on Sunday’s post?  I’m far less doom & gloom than I am most of the time.  The fact that I made an effort to make a joke is just how I am most of the time.  Example; I give blood for a blood test & I usually say “Kim….would you please hold my hand?”  Just as they’re ready to take blood for the test.

I take all of this cancer & depression talk very seriously.  When I make a joke is just to keep the mood light, not disown it!  If I didn’t, it likely would be doom & gloom more often.  Being able to admit my issues with my brain was the feeling of a HUGE weight being lifted off of my shoulder.  I know there’s a long way to go probably but I don’t want to be all doom & gloom through it.  That would likely add to the problem.

In complete transparency.  How incredible is Kim!?  No wonder Brewster picked her to be the first person he ever willingly went to when we bought him.  There’s one of the things Brewster & I have in common.  We both picked Kim.  “You chose a really good mommy little guy!”  That’s what I tell Brewster every day!  Yes I talk to my dog, but it’s a very one sided conversation.

I take my mental health very seriously.  I also look at it as another obstacle to overcome.  Is my mental health tied to my cancer?  I don’t know, but I don’t want it to be?  They say in baseball that usually a player that can’t do well on one side of the ball will fail on the other side of the ball.  I don’t agree with that & I’m proof that it’s not usual.  I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn when I played.  On the infield I was a vacuum & wanted every ball to be hit in my direction!  So I don’t tie my mentality to cancer, at least that’s how I see things?

I NEVER want to play the cancer card.  That seems just wrong & a poor excuse for my behavior!

Kim got a hold of my doctor on Tuesday.  He said he’ll get it all done for me & refer me to a professional which I can’t seem to remember the name or place of at the moment.  So the ball has started rolling.  This whole thing is me not liking myself & that I hurt others with my words.  Not cool!  I don’t want to verbally/emotionally hurt anyone anymore!

If you’ve been reading this all along, you know I want just dig in & get started yesterday.  I just have to remain patient.

 

I think Apple just put the final nail in their own coffin?  Apples iTunes service, as of April 1st, will not allow any 3rd party music at all!  You have a CD to add to iTunes or anything from a friend?  Not going to play on any Apple software.  You have to get it from the streaming store on Apple Music or the iTunes store.  No this isn’t an April fool’s joke.  This has been coming for about 6 months or more.  If my classic iPod wasn’t still working fine, I’d jump ship download a reasonable free player & order CDs.

I can’t see this mess lasting for long?  Gotta say I miss Steve Jobs!  Smarter than those he left behind at Apple, who was one of the leading tech companies, have been struggling since his passing.

April fool’s day!  He’s not running for president & Tom Brady isn’t retiring.

https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/dave-grohl-announces-2020-presidential-bid/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1aDilLjQktCVYIVjmQbb4_-Z2VfNwTeXIMj0P9GK5f9pGu1qB_uNPy9Ms

He wrote the song “Run” about running away from the president who shall not be named.

Alter Bridge’s 6th album is in the recording process.  Drums have finished being recorded.  I hope the wait “…won’t be long…”

 

 

LIMBLIFTER

“Limblifter” came out of the ashes of “The Age of Electric”.  One of the people that would fix the presses, The Print Doctor, is actually a brother to the drummer & guitarist/singer of the group.  I think they’re based in British Columbia now, but I’m not positive of that, take it with a grain of salt?  Last time I saw them was before I had cancer, probably 2006?  I have 2 of their 3 albums one of them is on CD….

 

1996   LIMBLIFTER

 

2000   BELLACLAVA

I only own those 2 albums but they have 3 I believe.  I might get their final album “I/O” that’s what they were touring for on their last tour before I went into the hospital.

 

I don’t want this to come off as funny.  FINALLY AFTER 2 SEASONS “SUPERMAN” IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’ve been waiting for this move since early – middle of 2017.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/jays-trade-kevin-pillar-to-giants-1.5081250?fbclid=IwAR2-QPoGgJSvC3ubn7giF6HhTCCW-3kSnc5PxFmYHo-sQVumYzoMnHoPiNY

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres         

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

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres