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I fell asleep to “Live” the album “Throwing Copper”, followed by “Mark Morton” his solo album “Anesthetic”

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



Friday’s post on here will be later than usual.  “Mid-afternoon” or later.


I was up at 8:00 am on Monday & got straight to my exercises.  I usually listen to music, but we forgot to put the remote on the charger overnight.  Kim comes home at the end of the day & we hunker down to watch “The Ellen Degeneres Show” only to find the Toronto Raptors celebration parade was recorded in it’s place.  I purposely set it to record on a Canadian channel to avoid so many “Breaking News” alerts about mass shootings in America.  A couple of years ago it was a weekly occurrence.  I’ve never really been a basketball fan & I didn’t hop on the Raptors wagon.  Good for them, but not in my list of interests.

It’s been a quiet week thus far.  The next couple of days could be “EXTREME”LY busy?

I beat cancer & that’s GREAT!  Still annoying with the appointments.  Beats the alternative though.  My (cancer) doctors are always asking how I am, but with a head tilt in a really sympathetic voice.  I’m fine, but it’s getting old at this point.  I wish they would treat me like a “normal” patient.  They all did & are doing their job VERY well!

Going to the cancer clinic here is a routine now for me every year.  That’s not a typical routine for most people, it’s annoying, but again, I guess it’s a pretty good tradeoff for being alive & well.

I don’t really feel like a cancer survivor………………..until someone asks me how I’m doing.  Not that I expect them not to ask.  I’m just tired of being treated differently.  Nobody’s fault at all, but it’s been over a decade since I had cancer.  I’d likely ask the same thing.  I guess the iPatch, wheelchair, & my speech are a giveaway.  Ah well.

I’ve almost completely abandoned my pushups & tricep lifts.  Tuesdays & Thursdays are now just stretching, yoga, & weights.  They’re totally different muscles though.  I might throw in 100 pushups on those days?  Different muscles, but still working my arms on those days, we’ll see what happens next week?


I don’t know of any fans of “Ghost”.  Anybody that’s anticipating new music from them will have to wait until 2020.


It must take quite a while to finish a professional release?  Sum 41, Big Wreck, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, & Tool, all say they’re done recording.  I have 2 Sum 41, 2 Big Wreck singles, & one song from The Agonist from a future album.  Anthrax, Megadeth, & Pearl Jam are said to be releasing new material this year also.  I’m a bit worried they’ll all just unleash their albums all at the same time.

I don’t have Big Wreck on preorder.  A recent death in the band easily explains the hold up of a release though.

July = Sum 41, August = Tool maybe, October = Alter Bridge, & September = The Agonist.

Dave Mustaine, former lead guitarist Metallica & now singer/guitarist/founder of Megadeth has been diagnosed with throat cancer.  His doctors have a plan that has a 90% success rate.


If I can survive stage 4 brain cancer (5-15% chance of coming out of a coma).  I’m likely to think Dave Mustaine can beat throat cancer with a 90% success rate of surviving!


Dave Mustaine seems very driven to release a new Megadeth album despite his throat cancer diagnoses.  We’ll see, I wouldn’t blame if it didn’t come out this year.

“The Batman” villains in 2021?

Article/interview with Alter Bridge regarding new album & European tour dates.


Big Wreck announced tour dates.  A few in the Maritimes, & the rest throughout America.

WHAT???????  Facebook bans Led Zeppelin art work for the album “Houses of the Holy”.  I would think a band like “Cannibal Corps” would be the first target if they’re doing this?



ASCOT ROYALS (revised)

I made a mistake last time I wrote about them.  They’re not done!  I found a single on iTunes just after the previous blog about them.  This is the group I saw opening for Big Wreck a few years ago on their “Grace Street” tour at the Casino in town.  I thought they were REALLY good.  A bit softer than Big Wreck, they fit together very well though.


Single released in 2018   EVIL I KNOW

I’ll correct my mistakes on here it just might take a while before I notice them.


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Music throughout the weekend.  “Pink”, “Pantera”, “The Struts”, “Obadiah Parker”, “The Watchmen”, & a mix I made of 80s & early 1990s songs “Bobby McFerrin”, & “Fall Out Boy”


I stayed up until shortly after 10:00 pm on Friday, watching the Blue Jay game.  I didn’t watch the entire game though.  I watched the game until the 4th inning.  The Jays were winning 9-2 at that point.  I watched the rest of it on Saturday to see them win 10-2.  Way behind on Saturday’s game.  I’ll have to watch Saturday’s game on Sunday.  Busy weekend!

My 2nd cousin who is a year younger than me is in town this weekend from Winnipeg.  Saturday her & her common law husband came over to see our place & stroll over to see a MASSIVE private liquor store in town.  We then went to my parents’ place for supper, Rebellion beer, & a game.  Good to see them REALLY nice people!

On Sunday Kim & her sister were planting their bedding plants.  Kim’s pots for our place & the plants for Sherry’s yard & pots.  Pretty cold outside at +13C.  So I stayed home.  If it was nicer outside, James & I could have done play by play on their deck!

Today Kim made a REALLY good brunch for the 2 of us.  I’ve boiled my eggs for the 4 day week.  I’ll make my veggie juice, then we’ll plunk down on the couch to watch some TV or have a nap!  My vegetable juice is similar to a V8, but with no salt added or any spices other than a chunk of ginger for a bit of kick to it.


I’m a Canadian, living in Canada & I’ve been watching WAY TOO much CNN.  I quit watching CNN to 10 minutes over the last 2 weeks & I just don’t care anymore.  I don’t like Trump & I’ve never been a fan of him, EVER!  I realized that he’s not my problem unless I move to America.  Not watching him lie repeatedly REALLY makes me happier & I don’t swear at the TV nearly as much as I used to.  I don’t like him & I never will.  I don’t need to watch every stupid thing he does.  CNN no more.

Will this work?  I would’ve preferred John Hamm, but I guess we’ll see what happens?

I hear that a TON of DC Comic fans really don’t like this move!  Give him a chance, what’s the worst that could happen?  He’ll ruin a movie franchise that’s already just trying to keep it’s head above water?  I prefer the darker DC Comic movies, he’s not guilty of anything, wait & watch.  Trump’s president so anything can happen

Perfect ending to The Big Bang Theory?


“Chevelle” are now done their new album!  A follow up to their album of scraps kicking around (B sides & rarities).  For a handful of 12 songs that weren’t released, it’s a very good album!

Apple/iTunes had better get their act together if they won’t allow CDs or any 3rd party files on their streaming & downloading services.  Last year I bought a live album on CD.  Because it’s not on either service from Apple.  If I’m missing out on albums only available on CD, it’s on Apple.  Even if it’s only on streaming I’ll miss out!  I’ve added many albums that are no longer in print & not on iTunes, when I first started using iTunes.



This is a “Super Group” I now love.  I love the 3 members in their everyday bands, but this album was somewhat disappointing to me, & it wasn’t over hyped at all.  It just kind of showed up for me.  It was released in 2009 & I was in the hospital completely unaware of it to be fair.  The group is Dave Grohl (Nirvana & Foo Fighters) on drums, Josh Homme on guitar & lead vocals (Queens of the Stone Age), & John Paul Jones on bass (Led Zeppelin).

I listened to this album recently during my exercise.  It finally clicked, it took me a decade, but I really like this album now.  When I bought the CD, I listened to it a few times & forgot about it.  This happens to me quite often.  I’ll buy an album, listen to it about 3 times & forget about it.  Then 2 or more years go by & I’ll listen to it again & I’ll change my mind completely.

Our brother-in-law is a HUGE fan of RUSH.   For a long time since the spring of 2002 he’s been giving me the gears about not liking RUSH.  I listened to some RUSH from the ‘80s on.  I thought the mix was different & Geddy Lee’s voice wasn’t as prominent, I was wrong.  It was that the synthesizer wasn’t used as much & is gone in the later albums.  I now love RUSH from 1985 – whenever they broke up a few years ago.

Same with Metallica.  It took 33 years & the album “Hardwired…………to Self – Destruct” for me to become a fan.




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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “Battles”

More stretching today, no music.  I just do sets of 20 throughout the day.  Oddly enough, my foot tingles only when I stretch.  The other times I’m fine, until I try to do my exercise.  I’ll try to do something then my body chimes in “You can’t do that idiot that still hurts”!  I hate it when my body’s right!

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I was keeping it small this year.  Mitch, Rachel, Corey, Jolene, Hannah, James, Sherry, my parents, my grandparents, & of course Kim.  Saturday night we all had supper at Bobby’s Tavern.  After supper everyone but my parents & grandparents came back to our place.  We’re all getting old, I was in bed by 11:00pm.  Corey & Jolene brought me some Rebellion beer & a gift card for more beer when needed.  Little Hannah (3) brought me a fantastic painting with a big rainbow!  It’s on display on our shelves beside our front door.

Sunday morning we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old baby.  Dad was making eggs benedict, so we made sure it didn’t go to waste.  Sunday & Monday, I was just tired.

Monday my parents took Kim & I out for lunch.  Kim & Dad took the day off.  We came home & tried not to make any sudden movements.  I think Kim won that one.  I came in here just to check my email, by the time I went back to the living room, Kim & Brewster were asleep on the couch.  If Brewster can get on Kim’ lap, he’s out cold!


Original Live lineup on the way!!!!  The new lineup is good too, different but good!



Well you can read the article between Maynard James Keenan & Canada’s radio host George Strombo.  I can’t get the audio to work?


Behind the track “You don’t even know” by “Big Wreck”


I’m not the smartest individual when it comes to politics.  I’m pretty sure the mass shooting in a Mosque in Quebec are somehow related to Trumps ban on immigration of 7 mid-eastern countries.  Now he’s helping/causing terrorism in Canada.  Whatever terrorist group did this is saying “We don’t care what race or religion we kill.  As long as someone dies.”  Well I hope Trump is happy, the majority of us aren’t!



50 top hard rock/metal frontwomen of all time!



Don’t forget people new “Big Wreck” album on Friday.  Only 3 sleeps right Mitch Fraser!


Did anyone else notice that the movie “1984” was among the top movie rentals on the weekend on iTunes?  Coincidence?


Well Ben Affleck says he’ll still act in the DC movies, directing NO!  If he’s not directing at least he’s still acting in it.



Dave Grohl listens to his first band “Scream” on Sonic Highways outtakes

I don’t think anyone likes listening to themselves.  Even your outgoing message on a phone for message manager.  Even on the few recordings I’ve been a part of, everybody hears their mistakes, not the good stuff and say “Oh, I should have done this instead of that”!


Trump wanted to make his mark.  He did already & it was an EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That’s A LOT OF HATRED!  In a weird way he divided everyone while bringing us together.  Most of us can agree Trump’s not the person for the job.  Can we get Michelle Obama to take over & have Ellen Degeneres as her running partner?


Metallica debut a song live





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I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the live album “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” the album “Call It What It Is” wasn’t long enough, so I put on “Highly Suspect” the album “Mister Asylum”


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All of my music info came from; first my parents, then radio, then Much Music, always from like minded friends, then I got into metal a little over a decade ago, & now it’s all from facebook. I rarely listen to the radio, for a few reasons. I flip on the rock radio station & I either own it or don’t like it. That & isn’t FM radio supposed to play/advertise a new song or album? I don’t need to hear “Tom Sawyer” by Rush from the 1970s for the 4th time today ( I wish I was joking but somebody at the station must REALLY like that song)

I’ll be sitting in our vehicle somewhere Kim has to run in, & I’ll flip through 3 FM stations & usually turn it off after a total of 10 seconds. If I find something I like, it’s usually on the soft rock station or Jack FM where they truly do play everything. I probably own it, but haven’t listened to it in a while & it urges me to listen to an album when I get home!

All I can tell you is that Paramore’s Facebook page is very active with studio photos!!!!!!

Ben Affleck knew you hated him being cast as Batman. The movie exceeded my expectations! I loved the Christian Bale Batman trilogy! I’d say this is darker and easily lives up to the hype! Out on iTunes for purchase June 28th. Available in store on DVD or Blu-ray in July.

Another Chevelle song Thursday night!!!!

I wonder if Brewster rocks out to System of a Down when he’s left alone?

FINALLY!!!!! Trump has to answer to his $#%^&%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Neil Young has become a grumpy old man. Yes, he’s Canadian/ours.


…and the youtube case keeps rolling!


New Blink-182 song with video.


I at my parents place from the afternoon to the time Kim finished work. Then we had supper & came home shorty after that.

I wrote all of this but the stuff I listened to at the top of this post. It’s now 12:30pm. I’m becoming a fantastic procrastinator! Not a good thing at all. I had lunch after my exercises & listened to the most recent release from “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”.

OK, he’s dead now. What is done is done. Nobody can change that. It was wrong & the victims will be left to deal with it unfortunately. Let him R.I.P.


Carpool karaoke with Selena Gomez


Opeth announce North American tour. Mostly American dates.


Bush or Bush x, as they were known as when their 1st album was released, have a new song & video. They never stopped, they just weren’t as popular.


Comedian, Jim Breuer, interview



The gun laws in America are just ridiculous! Go on USA at this current rate their will be 3 of you left in 20 years. Video of the President inside the link.


Ah, the summer of 1989! I was 9 years old


This came out in 1990, but they were the in thing at the time.

Best movies of 2016 so far.


Now coming out this Friday or next Friday. I like Jaws, this could surpass it with all of the technology available now?

A guitar from, Corey Beaulieu of Trivium, signed by Trivium members & Tremonti members to be auctioned for those affected by the shooting in Orlando


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Dance with Addams Family’s Lurch to Megadeth!

Pentatonix song/clip from upcoming documentary!


AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, sentenced to 8 months of home detention. That’s it for conspiracy to commit murder & drug possession charges. Does that seem like a weak sentence for being involved with a planned murder to anyone else?


New Coheed & Cambria album October 9th


After seeing this do I eat a tortilla or listen to music on a tortilla? Maybe both in the opposite direction?


That time Dave Grohl played a guitar solo with his broken leg.


Sixx Sense interview with Mark Tremonti & Garrett Whitlock

13 years ago this was released. 1 of the 2 albums I like by them.


Album review/article for the upcoming album by Lamb of God. July 24th


Who has seen ‘Montage of Heck’? I haven’t, I don’t have HBO $20.00/month on cable for 3 channels.


Yes, Ronnie James Dio is dead. Am I going to this every year for however long? Could we just let him R. I. P.


I like Ben Affleck him in a stand alone Batman movie would be really great, for me anyways!


Phi Anselmo on Vinnie Paul. Former band mates in Pantera


New song from Lamb of God!!!!!!!!

^^This is one of the reasons I don’t play my music around Kim much if ever. She did hear a TON of Tool in the summer of 2006 before I saw them for the first time in Edmonton.

Top 10 Megadeth songs by Loud Wire


New Marilyn Manson video/song for anybody that wants it?

Barenaked Ladies release a new single from the album “Silverball”


Lamb of God released another song from their upcoming album!

Classic Rock’s 25 albums of the year so far


Another reason for me not to own any Kid Rock


Yeah, ’cause the makeup is the reason for selling multiple albums to fans every where? I’ve never cared for a light show or any other ‘gimmick’ at a concert, I don’t have the ‘gimmick’ at home. Tool is the only band I’ve seen with a really good lighting show, which added to the show!


Dave Grohl on every instrument, King Diamond on vocals

Muse live!

These kids will open for Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin singer)! How do I get that show or can I at least watch it?


Dave Grohl’s cast for his broken leg is gone!




Songs I like. “Live”

New album, new singer!

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Give the site a minute to load the facebook & youtube links. If the youtube links aren’t open so you can see a still photo from the video, as well as the song title & the artist. Come to the website. My mother gets nothing for youtube links on her email I’ve found out.

OK it’s “…I’m too hot, hot damn…” & I don’t want to go “Outside”

Jack White on former band mate Meg White.

I didn’t really find the “Batman” movies that good, until the Christian Bale movies personally. The previous movies I found a bit “campy” & over the top.

6 Big Wreck tour dates 5 in Ontario & 1 in Alberta at the Calgary Stampede

2 men were shot & 1 missing from “Rocklahoma” festival

Friday, July 10th at The Exchange. Third Ion album release show/party

Aftershock festival line up. No thanks for me, big names though!

11 years ago “Slipknot” released “Vol. 3-The Subliminal Verses”

11 years ago Tony Knuttila, my brothers friend at the time, was telling me how good Slipknot is by saying “AAWW $h!+” 40 times in a 10 minute conversation. That was the first time I met him. Hahahahaha! Really, it happened!

Megadeth in studio. Follow up to the album “Super Collider”

Rock It Out Blog Mater piece review. Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”

18 days of bleak, dreary music I’m guessing
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/thom-yorke-composed-a-soundtrack-of-new-music-thats-18-days-long/ Personally “Radiohead”, started a very quick decline with the release of their fourth album “Kid A”. One OK album to begin & 2 FANTASTIC albums after! This is from one of the FANTASTIC albums!

Muse photo. I can’t wait for June 9th!

The other album I’m waiting for on June 9th!

“Lifehouse” has a new album. I thought they disappeared honestly? This song blew up on radio when it was released. Gets old pretty fast for me. Way more albums from them on iTunes than I thought.

This is still in the news? I didn’t know they had so many fans?

Stream the new Barenaked Ladies album for free. Release on Tuesday June 2nd.

I really liked the first “Joe Dirt” movie, this looks promising too!

I’d go to 7/25 of these concert summer tours, & likely Smashing Pumpkins if they weren’t touring with Marilyn Manson.

Marilyn Manson can do his thing, I’ll be WAY over here doing something completely different.

Rock bands never went away, they’re just not as easy to find. More stuff to sift through that’s all.

^^Rock bands. Not metal bands.

“End of the Tour” movie trailer with Jason Segel

At the moment “Third Ion” is at number 18 on the iTunes metal charts!!! Keep it going people!

“Guitar Hero Live” has added more hard rock & metal tracks to the playlist

Songs I like. “High Holy Days” from the ’90s. Not on iTunes, good thing I bought the CD when it was released!

Not much on youtube either.

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