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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms”

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Bedbugs”

Below is my favourite song from this album

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 40 pushups, & 20 back flexes/day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 160 pushups, & 80 back flexes over the course of 4 days

I figured Kim’s got Friday booked off, then I’ll take a day off too.  I started back doing my exercises & found out my cold wasn’t gone yet.  I did the maximum repetitions for 4/6 exercises.  I guess that’s what I’ll do this week?  I’m pretty much making my own rules as I go, I guess?  Monday-Thursday this week.  It’s summer time & there are many people coming & going this year.  Honestly we have no plans set in stone for the rest of the summer or fall, other than Saskatchewan Roughrider home games that I go to with my parents.

Timothy Wong was here over the weekend, nice to see him & his daughter briefly at the football game, his son Nicholas was guarding the seats.

We’d like to spend some time at my family cabin, don’t know when that’ll be though?  Other than that, I’m not sure what we’ll be up to this summer?

 

THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR AN UPDATE & CANCER NEWS.  TONS OF POPCULTURE STUFF BELOW IF YOU LIKE.  REMEMBER JUST IF YOU’RE INTERESTED.

 

Sorry, some Toronto Blue Jay talk for a bit.  All of the MLB stops as of this Monday for the All-Star break.  The trade deadline is 12:00 noon eastern time.  The Blue Jays are in last place in their division of 5 teams at 41W-47L.  Each team plays 162 games a year, so there is lots of baseball to go!  This is when the trade rumours start.  What do I want the Jays to do?  Trade a lot of the team, or stay the course, either way.  Please stop lying to fans who don’t know any better aka all of the fans that jumped on the bandwagon in 2015.

Doesn’t matter to me if you’re a bandwagon jumper or not.  Compare the Blue Jays today to the Blue Jays of 2015.  Pretty much the same team other than Left Field & First Base/DH.  So the 2015 team didn’t win a World Series & now you basically have the same players, just 2 years older.  You’ve got a messy platoon in LF & 1B/DH is putting up better numbers than Encarnacion did in 2015.  1B Justin Smoak has 23 Home Runs, 56 Runs Batted In, & a batting average of .294.  IMPRESSIVE to say the least.  At the designated hitters spot is Kendrys Morales who’s stats are 16HR, 48RBI, & an average of .252.  The player the Jays lost in the off season has very similar numbers compared to those of Kendrys Morales.

In my eyes the 2 new front office guys who came in during the off season of 2015-2016 should stop giving fans a false sense of the team being OK.  When they first came to Toronto, they said they wanted/needed to get younger & more left handed players.  OK, sooooooooooooooo………………………where did they pencil that into their schedule?  They currently have the oldest average age of players on their roster!

 

The Philosopher Kings were supposed to tour across Canada last year, they cancelled the tour saying they were going to record instead.  What was released last week?  A 4 song EP of songs from the first 3 albums.  REALLY???  I’d rather see them live than have a 4 song EP of stuff I own.

 

Josh Homme, singer of Queens of the Stone Age, video interview on the album “Villains” to be released August 25th

 

My wardrobe is mostly made up of T-Shirts I’ve bought at concerts or bands that I listen to but don’t have the cash to fly to Europe & see live.  You can take this article either way.  Personally, I don’t really care, on the flip side of that, I will ask you what your favourite album or song is from the band that is represented on your shirt.

http://loudwire.com/opinion-stop-making-metal-a-fashion-statement/

 

Hahahaha!  The Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street!  Hahahahahaha!

 

REALLY?  Get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That album came out in 1997.  He’s holding on to a grudge from 20 years ago if this is real.  It becomes more difficult to get over the longer you hold on to it, let it go!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/foo-fighters-former-drummer-mad-dave-grohl-the-colour-and-the-shape/

 

Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix October 27th

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stranger-things-season-two-release-date-announced-w491701

 

So Stone Sour debuted on the Billboard 200 at 8, while Nickelback debuted at 5.  I guess their argument worked for both of them.

http://loudwire.com/stone-sours-hydrograd-disc-debuts-at-no-8-on-billboard-200-album-chart/

Kim was out Tuesday night, I watched “Suicide Squad” the extended cut.  I guess I’m the odd one out?  “Wonder Woman” was good other than it was set in a historical event, that was what irked me about it!  “Batman vs. Superman” I liked, “Man of Steel” was……………….meh OK.  “Wonder Woman” was good but it bothered me that it was during a historical event.

 

The “In Flames” album I fell asleep to, is the album where 75% of their fan base started complaining that they weren’t heavy enough to be considered a metal band.  OK, what are they then.  That album would NOT be played on the Regina rock station.  I like that & many more of their albums.  Maybe people don’t see it as metal, & that’s fine with me.  It doesn’t HAVE to be metal in order to be good.

 

Nickelback fan?  Meet other Nickelback fans!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-fans-why-they-love-the-band/

 

Why was Kim Kardashian wearing a “Morbid Angel” shirt?  It was either comfortable or she must be a fan?

http://loudwire.com/kim-kardashian-morbid-angel-sweater/

It’s a band shirt, “Morbid Angle” just got some promotion that probably is being sent outside of their demographic.

 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Canadian rock lately, as well as the newer albums I’ve purchased.  Mostly “Royal Blood” & “The Matthew Good Band”

 

Would I go to my 20th high school reunion?  Nah, I was there, I know what went on, I’m good.

 

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album “Broken Machine” is out in September!

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” the album “Facelift”.  Alice in Chains were labeled as a metal group that gained success with the grunge movement.  If the media labeled them as metal, Soundgarden could easily been thrown into that mix.

Sunday ended with us having supper in Corey & Jolene’s back yard.  We were guinea pigs for the new smoker, we’re alive, the meat was tasty & safe!

I really had to check my pride at the door at WRC.  I’d have a bath once a week, every patient had a schedule for a bath once a week.  Complete strangers saw me naked, covered me up once I was on the gurney, take me to the bath, lower me into the bath & wash me or more often Kim would wash me.  It was awkward at first for me but I got over that pretty fast.

When I started this blog & acted like Trump or worse I thought I truly deserved something fantastic.  I beat a life threatening disease, & everyone was calling me a “Hero”.  I bought in to everybody’s hype & forgot how to remain humble.  What should I have done instead?  Remain humble, not let the hype get to me, & just be thankful to be alive, which is good enough for me!  Unfortunately I realized that later than I should have.  When I mess something up, I truly am my own worst enemy.

What made me think of entitlement?  There was a guy who was doing physiotherapy at the same time as I was with my occupational therapist.  He flipped out on the physiotherapist, started swearing at her, pointed to me and yelled “I WANT TO BE DOING WHAT HE’S DOING!” The next day when I had physiotherapy I apologized to my physiotherapist, telling her “Sorry you had to deal with that garbage yesterday”.  She replied “It comes with the territory”.  I told her “It shouldn’t though”.

I’ll admit that I had a rough day also.  I didn’t yell or swear at anyone.  I just said “No, not today!  I’m tired & I don’t feel like doing anything!”  I went for a short walk with my walker, Kim, & my physiotherapist.  I apologized the next day for my behavior.  My therapist said “That’s OK.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while”.  However you want to look at it, it’s not right!  What I should have said initially is “Sorry, I’m tired & I need a day off from therapy today.  Is it OK if I take today off?”

Guess who was sitting next to me in our (mom, dad, & I) Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket seats?  The guy who flipped out that one day in therapy.  I don’t like what he did but, forgive & forget I guess, it’s done now.

 

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

 

The countdown for the new Royal Blood album is out Thursday @ midnight eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days

 

They’re both very HEAVY metal musicians, if this happens it could go either way for me.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-mikael-akerfeldt-may-start-project-with-devin-townsend/

 

So it’s Monday in the late morning & I just found out The Watchmen are co-headlining the Queen City Exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOT WOOT

 

Finally “Despicable Me 3” in theaters June 30th.  I’ve been waiting for the release date to be announced!

 

I was emptying the dishwasher after my exercise & breakfast.  Then realized it has been a while since I’ve listened to this album……………..

 

So many people like to go on youtube or any type of social media & just drop a HUGE pile of crap on how much they dislike a movie, album, song, etc.  I’m guilty of doing that also.  OK, could you have done anything even remotely close to that?  Maybe, maybe not?  Until you can & have you might as well keep quiet.  When you do will your feelings be hurt if 2 out of 3 people just demolish your “art” on social media?  If you don’t like it, why are you even involved with anything to do with it?  Leave it alone & walk away or voice your opinion your own www.youtube.com channel dedicated to finding flaws in everything!  Most of us are old enough to make up our own mind!

 

I record & watch Jimmy Fallon & Conan the day after the late night showing.  I’m currently watching Jimmy Fallon.  Everybody rush out & get some “Tonight Dough” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 100% of the proceeds go to child charity.  You can eat ice cream while helping out & say “I had to do it for the kids!”  Just like miracle treat day at Dairy Queen!

Oddly enough, I was listening to this “Fleetwood Mac” album on Monday!

 

I think “Queens of the Stone Age” will be releasing their album soon?  Their Facebook page is active lately?  It will be their follow up to “…Like Clockwork” & 7th studio album!

 

Ozzfest meets Knotfest.  Probably too much metal for me?

http://loudwire.com/ozzfest-meets-knotfest-return-2017/

I have no problem with Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot are OK I just prefer Slipknot Light, Stone Sour!

 

Just to cool not to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The majority of metal fans are great people, just like every other community.  There’s a bad apple in every community.  Metal fans tend to get a “bad reputation.”

http://loudwire.com/reddit-metalhead-guitar-late-father/

 

It’s gay pride week so if you’re an #LGBTQ member in or out of the closet, I fully support you as long as you’re a kind person.  If someone picks on you or makes fun of you because of your sexuality, I hope you have the strength to brush it off.  There are many idiots out there, but there’s also many people like me who fully support you!  Please don’t live a lie about your sexuality “Be Yourself” & own it.

 

Again LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“If an asshole hates you, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’

 

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I fell asleep to “Judah & the Lion” followed by “Lamb of God”

Woke up & has some stuff to do including stretching which I’ll do more of later.  Listening to “Pantera”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, & “Metallica”

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Sunday ended quietly also.  Mitch & Rachel, my brother & his girlfriend, came over to watch Batman vs. Superman that I bought on iTunes.  They left shortly after since he had band practice.  Quiet evening, supper, Kim did some laundry, dishes out then into the dishwasher.  Boring Sunday here.

I don’t watch the theatrical version, I watch the 3 hour ultimate edition!  I’ve seen the theatrical version once………………………………………in the theater.

I don’t imagine I’ll be doing much until this pinched nerve is gone, just more stretching & Tylenol so I can sleep through the night.  So I’m stretching & waiting for the phone to ring to get my referral to a physio therapist.

The sun has been poking through, with our blinds closed & the heat turned off it was 26C in here last night!  It was 25C during the day.  I was sweating just watching TV yesterday.  That’s why I’m in shorts year round!

 

Pearl Jam shared it……………..

 

Rex Brown, former Pantera bassist, plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.

Trump has already affected kids!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/how-kids-are-handling-the-election-of-donald-trump-w460379

 

Shootings at a music festival.  Why?  Like the world has time for random shootings.  Don’t most people have a 9-5 job?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/five-reportedly-dead-shooting-bpm-festival-1946593?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-16th-jan-16-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/at-least-four-dead-in-shooting-at-mexicos-bpm-festival-w461217

 

Smashing Pumpkins reunion?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/billy-corgan-given-update-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-1945727?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-16th-jan-16-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

No Spice Girls reunion though

http://www.nme.com/news/music/victoria-beckham-spice-girls-tour-1945731?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-16th-jan-16-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

OK, 83 Facebook followers but yesterday’s post has 73 views & Friday’s post has 190?  What are you wanting me to write about?  My cancer story is almost forgotten, & music is “my strange addiction”. I’m not mad, I’m very confused????????????????????????

 

A very rare album pre-Foo Fighters & post-Nirvana.  I believe this was recorded along with the self-titled Foo Fighters album?  I’d have to check.  I’ve never seen a physical copy.  The one good thing about Napster & Torrents!

 

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What do I want for Christmas?  The relief of feeling OK without having this sciatic nerve pain.  I’ve had more than enough of this thing.  I get up & sometimes it’s this excruciating pain, & other times it’s as though it’s not there at all.  Pick one or the other please & just go with it.  The Jekyll & Hyde thing is not cool.  Be consistent please.  At least let me know what it’s going to feel like when I stand up?

 

I prefer an album that’s around 50 minutes long.  Eps just leave me wanting more.

http://loudwire.com/top-25-hard-rock-metal-eps/#photogallery-1=1

I do prefer the Tool EP MUCH more than their following full length album “Undertow”, I’m a rarity in this discussion though.

 

Walk off the Earth

 

Another http://www.loudwire.com award thing-a-me-jig.

http://loudwire.com/vote-rock-titan-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Third Ion live

 

Consequence of Sound’s Top 25 movies.  My 3 movies of the year are below.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/12/top-25-films-of-2016/

 

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

In my defense, I’m waiting for a handful of movies for Christmas.

 

Photos & video of Metallica show for charity

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fonda-theatre-los-angeles-photo-gallery/

 

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  Holiday snack goes HORRIBLY wrong on TV.

http://mashable.com/2016/12/17/artichoke-dip-segment-global-news/#_iuaw9RNnmqT

 

Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr.  & Dave Grohl “While my guitar gently weeps” tribute to The Beatles.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-videos/dave-grohl-joe-walsh-and-gary-clark-jr-play-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/30374

 

I think it was 60 questions?  I had to guess on 3 of them but still managed to get 100%.  How many of these bands can you get right?

http://stars.topix.com/quiz-result/17805?tr=quiz/quiz-result/17805////,1482249401,7lpqg2

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-rock-albums-2016/

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Denzel Washington & Jimmy Fallon dramatically read greeting cards

 

Pearl Jam finally made it….

“We are excited to announce Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Thank you so much to our fans for making this possible.”

 

Pentatonix on America’s Got Talent Christmas special.

 

33 hard rock & metal acts that www.loudwire.com thinks should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

http://loudwire.com/acts-who-deserve-to-be-in-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

2016 was a season to forget.  As a Rider season ticket holder, I’d much rather have a winning season rather than a thank you email after a 4 or 5 win season & a ticket hike.  Just a ridiculous season in the CFL in general.  The championship game, the Grey Cup didn’t even sell out this year in Toronto’s new stadium.

https://saskriders-holiday.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html

 

Soundgarden shared it…….

 

If Opeth is playing 3 full albums that would be an extremely long show!

http://highdemand.sydneyoperahouse.com/opeth_2017.html

 

What inspired Megadeth’s “Holy Wars”

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-ireland-holy-wars-epic-rock-tales/

 

Nice grab Kyla!!!

 

Don’t you just laugh when someone tries to look cool, & it just doesn’t go anywhere near what you were expecting!

http://loudwire.com/15-embarrassing-guitar-spin-fails/

And that’s why I have NEVER attempted a “guitar spin”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If it goes wrong I look like an idiot that can’t afford a new guitar!  Instead of just an idiot!

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

These typical “North American” tours should just be called “American tour with a couple of Canadian speed bumps”

Sat/Jan-21 – Mobile, AL

Sun/Jan-22 – Atlanta, GA

Tue/Jan-24 – Detroit, MI

Wed/Jan-25 – Chicago, IL

Fri/Jan-27 – Sioux City, IA

Sat/Jan-28 – Kansas City, MO

Tue/Jan-31 – Buffalo, NY

Wed/Feb-01- Toronto, ON

Fri/Feb-03 – Montreal, QUE

Sat/Feb-04 – Philadelphia, PA

Tue/Feb-07 – Boston, MA

Thu/Feb-09 – New York, NY

Fri/Feb-10 – Silver Springs, MD

Sun/Feb-12 – Raleigh, NC

Tue/Feb-14 – Houston, TX

Thu/Feb-16 -Las Vegas, NV

Sat/Feb-18 – Tempe, AZ

Sun/Feb-19 – Los Angeles, CA

Mon/Feb-20 -San Francisco, CA

Wed/Feb-22 – Seattle, WA

This is from a musical act I shall not name.

 

There will be a release from Royal Blood next year!!!  Their Facebook wall says “2017.”  With this video.

 

“Silent Night” by Chewbacca!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Rolling Stone reader’s poll.  Top 10 movies of the year.  Look at what made the list despite bad reviews from everything/everyone but people on www.amazon.ca

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/readers-poll-10-best-movies-of-2016-w457043

 

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Paul McCartney, & the cast of the animated movie “Sing”

 

Sounds as though Donald Trump’s inauguration could be rather quiet?  I think he should call Ted Nugent, he’d be there in seconds so would Kid Rock!  They’re both Trump supporters.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/donald-trump-turns-away-one-artists-will-perform-inauguration-1920247?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://wrif.com/2016/12/21/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy/

Myles is the guy in the audience.

 

Metallica’s 10 best riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

November 1999 interview of Dave Grohl on Conan O’Brien.

 

New Nine Inch Nails tune.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-nine-inch-nails-explosive-new-song-burning-bright-w457444

 

I just saw that “Walk off the Earth” is playing on a cruise organized by “Sister Hazel”?????!!!!!!  I had no clue “Sister Hazel” was still active???!!!  I guess it’s mostly because that’s no longer my go to music style.

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND/SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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All of this is from the past week.  I started writing this on Friday all of the information on this post, is a week of music info on Facebook.

My nerve is much better after 2 visits to the Chiropractor.  More stretching & one more visit should do the trick.  On my side overnight the doctor recommended a pillow between my knees, WAY better.  When the pain is completely gone, I’ll cut WAY back on my exercises until January.  So this is nothing more than an update.  A poor way to end a good year of exercising.  Good time to slow down though.

 

Who knew “Staind” had more than 2 albums?  I thought they had 1, & I’m not joking.

http://loudwire.com/staind-albums-ranked/

 

Green Day with James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-ama-performance-good-start-to-challenge-trump-w452208

 

Rock Star look-a-likes

http://loudwire.com/rock-star-look-alikes/#photogallery-1=2

 

New movie “Fences” with Denzel Washington

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-emotional-trailer-for-denzel-washingtons-fences-w452392

 

Van Halen albums ranked.  I borrowed all of them from a friend of mine, I ended up making my own greatest hits though.

http://loudwire.com/van-halen-albums-ranked/

 

If retired life without a driving license is me sitting on the couch, I’ll do whatever I can to go back to work or get a license!  HOLY BORING!  I think I’m done with Netflix……………..I think I’ve watched it all.  I’m pretty sure I’ve seen “Deadpool” & “Batman vs. Superman” too many times!  Next……..”Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” for the 10th time!  I listened to a PILE of music also while trying to get comfy on the couch.  Listening to whatever I had purchased this year & I’ve been working on my albums of 2016 since near the end of October.

This is the clean trailer & it still contains LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s a lot like an action movie that was handed to Kevin Smith to write the dialogue.  HILARIOUS!  I guess the script was written & re-written over the course of a decade!

 

Anybody watching the fantastic new show “This Is Us”?  Did you catch the Thanksgiving episode, with Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album?

 

Article with Lamb of God regarding their new EP entitled “The Duke”, a fan who lost his battle with Leukemia.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5835d47fe4b050dfe6187923?timestamp=1480090533911

 

Review of “Who You Selling For?” by The Pretty Reckless.

http://dailycampus.com/stories/2016/11/4/the-pretty-reckless-evolves-with-new-album-who-you-selling-for

 

Sure, I also think Big Wreck should be as noticed as Soundgarden.  Fridays should be a part of a 3 day weekend, every weekend!  “You can’t always get what you want”

http://loudwire.com/acts-who-deserve-to-be-in-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

Guess who wrote & directed this video?  Long time Soundgarden fan & friend Dave Grohl!

 

Here’s www.loudwire.com best albums of 2016 so far.  Are they expecting more releases to come this year?  I’m not.

http://loudwire.com/best-rock-albums-2016-so-far/

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RATING & REVIEWS ARE ODD

I fell asleep to “The Police” greatest hits album followed by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “Blind”

I did my squats in silence & had to rest to catch my breath.

 

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Weird/early baseball game today?

 

I was looking at “Suicide Squad” to purchase.  I’ve heard nothing but bad things about the movie.  I look on iTunes & it’s rated terribly, Amazon reviews are very positive 4/5 stars.  Batman vs. Superman was rated terribly also, after seeing it in the theater, I bought it ASAP on iTunes & I’ve likely watched the “Ultimate Edition” 6 or 7 times.  Remember, I had 2 weeks without a computer.  I watched movies & read a lot.

I guess I do reviews in a way, “Check it out” or “Stay away” from this thing.  I guess that’s my take on whatever the subject is.  So I encourage you to check out whatever you like either on this blog or from a friend.  I’m not always right about what you may or may not like.  Batman vs. Superman is hands down the best comic book movie I’ve seen.  That includes “300” & “300 Rise of an Empire” or at least as good, but that’s just my take on it.

 

Oh, happy day!  Yesterday immediately after I posted the blog, I checked iTunes.  Highly Suspect finally had the preorder for their new (2nd) album, “The Boy Who Died Wolf”  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

In Flames shared it….

 

Heard some of the outro music from the new Big Wreck album on Facebook.  Sounding REALLY good, looking forward to it.  Nice follow up to this album………….

 

Rule 1.  NEVER let a musician or musicians loose in a record or CD store!

Rule 2.  See rule number 1.

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-09-01/we-let-opeth-loose-in-a-record-store-and-here-s-what-happened

 

I tend to preorder most albums on iTunes.  I like this new Metallica song, but there is NO possibility of me preordering this.  Instrumental only.

http://loudwire.com/listen-metallica-hardwired-played-guitar-styles-pantera-megadeth-slayer-anthrax/

 

The movie “Aliens” is considered a Masterpiece?

I was 4 years old when this was released.  I’ve heard nothing but praise for this franchise.  I haven’t seen it & I really don’t care to.

 

This lawsuit could get ugly me thinks!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-companies-sued-over-shea-stadium-concert-footage-w439681

 

Liquor laws changing in Saskatchewan

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/saskatchewan/producers-cheers-new-rules-saskatchewan-wine-spirits-distilleries-1.3760378

 

Only problem for me is red wine.  I have yet to find a red wine I like.

http://www.simplemost.com/move-sangria-red-wine-mixed-cola-new-hot-cocktail/?utm_content=inf_16_3489_2&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=wildhair&tse_id=INF_12f17df076c511e6b4a837a70f1f52b1

 

At some point in the early ‘90s I figured that my favourite rap songs were the same music as my parents’ rock music.  I didn’t know what sampling was but I knew a few songs were really similar.

 

What Adam Driver/Kylo Ren has to say about “Star Wars : Episode VIII”

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-star-wars-actor-adam-driver-compares-next-movie-t/417253?utm_campaign=nme-14th-september-14-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Another shooting at a Walmart in Brooklyn.  I have nothing to say other than wait a week, the odds are easily saying there will be a few more before the year is done.

http://www.fox9.com/news/205219458-story

 

New music video from Finger Eleven!

 

Video interview with Mark Tremonti from the Download festival.

http://www.guitaremag.com/article/mark-tremonti-au-dowload-festival/

 

New video from “The Agonist”…

Thank you Quebec for this metal group!

 

Looks as though “Battles” by In Flames is coming out for preorder on Monday, September 19th.

In Flames, Trivium, & Lamb of God are my favourite metal bands.  Along with 5 or 6 local metal acts!

 

Article with Stevie Nicks on “Fleetwood Mac’s” success & touring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/stevie-nicks-on-secret-to-fleetwood-macs-longevity-w438642

 

Article regarding Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/in-trumps-america-only-women-take-care-of-babies-w439911

 

Opeth studio report…

 

New “KONGOS” video

 

What does “Tool” bassist, Justin Chancellor, have to say about the future album?

http://loudwire.com/justin-chancellor-new-tool-album-going-to-be-awesome-talks-side-project/

 

 

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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

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the debut album/only album “Never Alone”, then “Stone Sour” about 1/3 of the album “Audio Secrecy” then the entire album “Come What(ever) May”

I exercised to “Bob Geldof” ½ of the album “Deep in the Heart of Nowhere”, then “U2” the entire album “Rattle & Hum”

8:07am & I’m done my workout that started at 6:30 am! I’m really tired, better than yesterday, but pretty tired!

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Weekly total; 7500 crunches, 700 leg lifts, 310 push ups, 260 squats. Squats were the exercise that I had to slowly increase throughout the week.

80 squats, 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts & 60 push ups everyday, 5 days a week. Got there with the Thursday exercises. Took longer than usual but I got there Thursday & Friday.

I should be careful! I tend to smack the back of my head while doing my crunches, that yoga mat I’ve been using for the last 3 months is very thin compared to the puzzle pieces I was using before! I’ve had a brain injury before & I survived, I’ll be OK, & more cautious!

The further away from December 31st, 2008, when I was declared cancer free by the doctors, the entire thing seems very insignificant. Sure, I’m in a wheelchair & somethings are difficult or impossible to do, I either have to figure out how to do it. Or just not think about it since it’s not something any physically disabled person can do. Here’s an example- I really liked hiking in Banff in 2000 or 2001 with Rob. Until/if I can walk, I don’t need to think about that. I need to focus on my exercises so I can eventually think about going hiking. At this point, I can do more things, than I can’t or at least it’s pretty even.

KONGOS track tales

Are “Guns n’ Roses” really considered as a “Hard Rock” band? When did that happen? I missed the memo?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/skrillex-talks-polarizing-guns-n-roses-opening-gig-w433878 LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

If an opening act had anything to do with Rage Against The Machine, I’d be very satisfied.

This summer the kids are alright!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stranger-things-little-men-kids-are-the-best_us_57a0f6fde4b0e2e15eb79f53?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000250

“Prophets of Rage” play surprise show outside of a California prison

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prophets-of-rage-play-surprise-set-outside-california-prison-w434071

I should probably clarify “The Tragically Hip” news. They’re not playing in Regina. The restaurant/bar will be airing the final show on CBC. I believe the show itself will be broadcast throughout Canada on CBC. It will be their final show as the singer, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer. Sad way to end a career.

I guess if I’m going to call “Batman vs. Superman” one of the best comic book I should add 2 others to that list. “Deadpool” & “Captain America:The Civil War”. All 3 are very different movies. “Batman vs. Superman” is very dark, Batman drops a couple of F-Bombs in the Ultimate Edition, he’s that angry. “Deadpool” is quite raunchy. Imagine if Kevin Smith wrote an action movie, I think that describes it best. “Captain America:The Civil War” is probably the best Avengers movie thus far. Better off NOT FOR KIDS! LANGUAGE POSSIBLY OR OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!

5 things learned from the “Rogue One”, Star Wars spinoff, trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/rogue-one-5-things-we-learned-from-new-trailer-w434185

Metallica released “The Black” album 25 years ago. We played 2 songs from this album at Beerfest in 2002. I called it old Metallica then some jerk tried to fight me because it wasn’t old Metallica? It was 11 years old at the time?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/metallicas-black-album-10-things-you-didnt-know-w433976

www.loudwire.com now has a Podcast with former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde for the first Podcast.

http://loudwire.com/loudwire-podcast-1-zakk-wylde/

New Black Sabbath book out this fall.

http://loudwire.com/the-complete-history-black-sabbath-what-evil-lurks-book-fall-2016/

I don’t know much about “Mudvayne” but there will never be a true “Pantera” reunion since Dimebag Darrell was shot on stage in 2004

http://loudwire.com/hellyeah-chad-gray-for-many-reasons-mudvayne-doesnt-exist-anymore/

Sorry, I’m tired & I can hear the couch calling me. Catch you on Sunday!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres