WEEKEND UPDATE/BEN HARPER

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Went to the cabin this weekend since my parents will begin closing it for the winter (it’s not winterized).  My parents, my brother & Rachel, myself & Kim were all out there.  Mitch & Rachel came out Saturday morning.

We watched an older football movie Friday, it was a cold weekend with some rain & sleet there.

Saturday the 6 of us were just hanging out.  Watched the Saskatchewan Roughrider game in the afternoon while beginning the pickling of our livers.  Had supper, played cards.  Stopped our card game to visit with my cousin & her parents, who have a cabin out there as well.

I tried some sipping Bourbon.  As with anything but red wine, I liked the bourbon, quite tasty.  Mitch & Rachel found some ‘Pumpkin Spiced Baileys’ quite tasty!

Good weekend & a lot of fun!  Nice break from being here staring at the same 4 walls!

 

WOW, that’s blind loyalty!!!!!!!

I could care less if you’re a Republican or a Democrat, in this situation all I need to know is are you a decent person?  I’m in Canada & I could care less about Canadian politics.  Russia got to vote in the American election yet the USAs neighbor to the north didn’t, how is that OK?

 

Is this something an organization would say if they were selling tickets to scalpers?

http://loudwire.com/ticketmaster-denies-scalping-scheme/

 

BEN HARPER

I don’t have a clue about this man.  I do have 8 of his albums though.  He’s always playing either as a solo artist or Ben Harper & _____________ The Innocent Criminals, The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Relentless 7, or just as a solo artist.  He sings while playing slide guitar (mostly) in a chair with the guitar on his lap.  I really like the Gospel album he made with “The Blind Boys of Alabama”!  As usual I’ll dive right into the music….

1995   FIGHT FOR YOUR MIND

 

1999   BURN TO SHINE

 

2003   DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE

 

2004   THERE WILL BE A LIGHT

 

2006   BOTH SIDES OF THE GUN

 

2007   LIFELINE

 

2009   WHITE LIES FOR DARK TIMES

 

2016   CALL IT WHAT IT IS

 

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FOO FIGHTERS

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Somethingness”, followed by “Metallica” the album “Load”

I forgot to charge the remote for the stereo last night.  I exercised in silence.

 

Weekly total, 4 day total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 240 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 160 back flexes.

I was sick Sunday night until 4:00 am or so.  Kim braved the storm for me to get some medicine.  I was fine on Monday, just really tired.  Waste of a day!

Tuesday, I was fine & got my exercises done ASAP as usual, had my typical breakfast of a hardboiled egg, veggie juice, rice cake, black coffee, & about a liter of water.  That’s breakfast for me 5 days a week.  Then I continue to drink at least 2.8 liters of water every day.  Yesterday I had just over 4 liters of water.  No wonder I pee so often?

Nobody just wakes up & decides “I think today I’ll do 200 pushups!”  It’s a slow building process.  I started off doing 30 pushups on my knees.  One day I said to myself “Let’s see if I can figure out how to do them on my feet, with my toes so curled that I can’t bend them?”  I can’t even curl my toes with my hands, so when I do pushups, it’s also a matter of balancing on my feet.  At first it was near impossible.  Now it has just become routine.

All of this exercise I’m doing is so that I can one day walk.  Remember, I’ve got the time to do this.  You likely have other priorities, kids, work, etc.  Exercising is my job, which I don’t get paid for!  Other than disability pay & insurance.

When I find something that I’m doing is up to my standards, I increase the number slowly.  Like adding 5 whatever to a set.  EVERYTHING started at a low level & slowly increased.  Nothing ever started at 8 repetitions of 25, I had to build up to that number.

I went into the hospital at 265, ate crap, gained 8” on my waist, now as of Tuesday I’m 220lbs.  Anything lower than 210 or 215 would make me look like a bag of bones!

I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I have to adapt to regular life.  Baseball is more of a mental sport where you have to think about what is going to happen & what does each player need to do.  I played third base commonly called “The Hot Corner” so I would think & then react quickly if the ball was hit in my direction.  So in that way baseball taught me how to think & adapt when needed.  I had a roughly 90’ between myself & the batter.  I didn’t know if it would be hit to me or how hard the batter would hit it?  Just react & adapt.

 

FOO FIGHTERS

I was slowly getting into “grunge” music, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc.  I went out & bought Foo Fighters’ 2nd album “The Colour & The Shape”.  I was hooked.  This was in 1998, the album actually came out in May of 1997.  They released their 3rd album in November of 1999, my Grandmother died of breast cancer on December 5th of that year.  Instead of writing a final exam in University, I would drive to Moose Jaw (45 minutes away) & back, blasting the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”.  That’s when they became one of my 2 favourite bands.  I listened to that album twice a day (if not more) front to back.  From then on I’ve purchased all of their albums on release day.  Of course I went back after buying the 2nd album & bought the first album ASAP.  From that point on it was “What else is out there that I need to hear?”  So here’s one song from each album of Foo Fighters, in order of release….


A HILARIOUS voice of a generation!

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/beavis-and-butt-head-the-voice-of-a-generation-rolling-stones-1993-cover-story-20110202

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beavis-and-butt-head-one-liners/

Well here’s a bunch of “Tool” news if you choose to believe it?

http://loudwire.com/tool-producer-joe-barresi-new-album/

Stone Temple Pilots news regarding a new song & the link to Chester Bennington of “Linkin Park”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/new-stone-temple-pilots-singer-jeff-gutt-reveals-chester-bennington-connection-premieres-new-song-145707075.html

I don’t know who still follows “Our Lady Peace” but they have a new album out right now.  Ben Harper will also be releasing a new album on March 30th.

Yes, I got the “Our Lady Peace” album last night.

New “A Perfect Circle” video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I fell asleep to “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” 8 albums on shuffle

 

YAY……………………NOT!  Tuesday was back to reality & the normal everyday grind.

I thought briefly about starting a record/vinyl collection & quickly realized that would be a terrible idea for me.  The cost alone is something we can’t afford.  Then I’d have to find a place to keep the albums.  All of that hassle for us, just to buy vinyl albums, iTunes is fine with me.  Especially now that I’ve figured out what bands/artists I’ll pre-order & who I’ll wait to check out on Apple Music.  I don’t agree with free music (for myself) you get it however you like.  I don’t like the fact that musicians spend so much on studio time only to receive pennies on a streaming site?  I don’t get how someone woke up one day & decided musicians should work for free?  Great for the consumer, terrible for the musicians.

If you’ve made your millions as a musician this shouldn’t matter as much as it does for a new musician trying to rise to fame.  Either way, it just seems wrong to me?

 

My last 2 weeks (maybe more) of physiotherapy, before my final test, were outside in the park.  Learning to sit on a blanket.  It was in July, my back was soaking wet with sweat because it took a lot of energy.  Get out of my wheelchair & get back into it.  To make matters worse, that’s when a bird missed the target on my head & pooped on my shoulder.

My final “test”/physiotherapy session was out of my chair onto the floor.  Crawl over 1 obstacle, 10 pushups on my knees.  Crawl over a 2nd obstacle, 10 crunches, crawl over a 3rd obstacle, return to my wheelchair repeating the exercise on the way back.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

Chris Martin (Coldplay) covers Paul Simon’s “Graceland”.  FANTASTIC ALBUM!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-coldplays-chris-martin-cover-paul-simons-graceland-w501106

 

Releases I’ve pre-ordered for Friday release day!

Then, next Friday

And finally on Friday October 20th

I’m sure there will be more that will pop up out of nowhere between September 15th & October 20th.  This would break us if I bought each of these on vinyl.  Halestorm was rumored to be releasing an album this year…who knows?

 

Audio interview with singer Maynard James Keenan of (A Perfect Circle/Tool/Puscifer)

1 F- BOMB LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.revolvermag.com/premium-video/culture/home-maynard-james-keenan-singer-link-between-physical-labor-creativity

 

Fall preview of movies 2017

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/fall-movie-preview-2017-oscar-movies-blade-runner-and-star-wars-w501036

I’m excited for this movie in December.

Might as well start your complaining now.  I’ll see it & likely buy it when it’s released on Blu-ray.

 

Entertaining clips just because I can!

 

The Ellen Degeneres Show began on Tuesday & hit a nerve for me, an important one.  The terrible event in Charlottesville.

To the Nazis, KKK, & racist group.  You are “religious” not truly religious.  I don’t know what book you’re reading, it’s probably the same book that international terrorists are reading & misinterpreting.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Jays looked pretty good Friday!  I sounds like they’re more interested in bringing Dalton Pompey with them to the majors but not 1B Rowdy Tellez, I’m sure we’ll see him randomly throughout the season though.

I had a massage Friday morning.  Helped a bit for a little bit.  We then went for my blood test for my MRI, whenever they can get me in.  MRIs are very frightening to me.  Small & loud!  I had many of them in 2008.  My doctor asked if I was claustrophobic & said he’d prescribe a sedative when I go in, I’m terrified of MRIs.  We watched “The Accountant” Friday night cool show but I don’t need to see it again.

We listened to the new Ed Sheeran album over breakfast Saturday morning.  It was really good.  Over the last 3 years there has been one really good/diverse album.  A rap song, a reggae song, a pop song, a rock song, an acoustic song, etc.  Don’t get too comfortable in your seat, it’s going to leave you in 3-4 minutes.  There was “The Zach Brown Band”, “Ben Harper” & now “Ed Sheeran”.

Nothing too exciting here.  Kin’s going shopping with her sister & I’ll be watching the preseason baseball game……………………………I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible.  If I’m away I record the special “Blue Jays : 30”

 

Top 10 rock & metal riff Lords

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-riff-lords/

I gotta go with James Hetfield in this list.

 

Walk off the Earth shared their new video…..

 

Chris Shiflett, lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, has a solo album coming out!

 

How about you make your own opinion on “Marilyn Manson”?  I have to wash my hair.

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

I agree with Dave Grohl from 2000.

 

I was really hoping “Scientology” wouldn’t disrupt Danny Masterson’s career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/danny-masterson-under-investigation-for-sexual-assaults-w470407

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HILARIOUS SHOW THOUGH

 

Dave Grohl interviewed in February of 2000

 

Deadpool 2 trailer LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-surprise-deadpool-2-scene-that-debuted-before-logan-w470418

 

I’m sure every American Idol contestant wants to be the singer for “Quiet Riot”

http://loudwire.com/quiet-riot-name-american-idol-james-durbin-new-singer/

 

The Best metal album through the years since 1970

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

I’d never consider “Tool” a metal band, they’re just awesome whatever they do!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for real metal I’ll go back to 1990.

 

I don’t just settle on metal, I couldn’t go 24/7 listening to metal.  My favourite albums at the moment are “Big Wreck” & “Ascot Royals”.  I really like the new “In Flames” album as well though.

 

My favourite albums are live albums with orchestra.

 

Yes, I’m more than ready for a Foo Fighters album!  Never soon enough for that!

 

This has always been a cool video to me!

 

Best metal albums of 1987.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘80s metal.

 

How to act while exposing your genitalia to your producer!!!!!

 

Stone Sour’s Facebook page simply says “It’s coming”

 

11 stoner rock or metal albums

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/#photogallery-1=1

 

Article with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge

http://www.metalobsession.net/2017/03/05/a-lot-of-the-stuff-on-this-album-is-very-politically-charged-an-interview-with-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge/

 

I always loved to play these cover songs!  I think I only played them with the first band I was in?

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Led Zeppelin” the double album “Physical Graffiti” followed by “Judah & the Lion”

It’s 8:30 am, I’m not sure what will be playing on the “stereo” today?

I did listen to “Alter Bridge” while cleaning the kitchen after breakfast

 

Seems like the “in” thing at the moment is to trash on anything & everything related to 2016?

Well then everybody’s going to expect a lot from 2017…………….wait………………….who knows what’s happening this year?  I didn’t have a problem with 2016 other than the political debates on every TV channel in Canada.  We got to hear all of the garbage from the debates whether we wanted to or not, & we didn’t get to vote?  Russia did, why not us?

If you liked or hated 2016 well what’s done is done, might as well live in the moment.  You can’t change the past & you don’t know what the future holds?  Live in the NOW!!!  I’m living in the now & anticipating the future.  I don’t know about anybody else, but each day feels like WWIII is getting closer?

WHAT?  The music you listen to does not define who you are!  Otherwise I’d be on the RCMP or FBI watch list!  Imagine the heat I’d get if I was a gay, transgender, bisexual, coloured & listened to metal as well as being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch.  Talk about discrimination right there!

http://loudwire.com/10-unintentionally-funny-news-reports-on-metal/

I deal with discrimination, but not nearly the amount that others do.  People see the eye patch & wheelchair & I get it, it’s not what they’re used to.  You can’t really judge people by taking a glance at someone.  ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’.  I don’t look like a metal fan other than my T-Shirt.  I’m commonly found in shorts and a black T-Shirt with a band name most people don’t recognize.  Right there are 2 types of discrimination.  I give people some time to regroup & realize who I am, a global citizen, like everyone else.  Gay, bisexual, transgender, male, female, race, able, disabled, hobbies, etc.  When you get to the root of things, were all global citizens.  Why do we hate what’s different from “normal”?  Your normal is different from most others as well.  I like heavier music for the most part, does that mean I’m a bad person?  Why is it OK to watch people kill & injure others in mass shootings, but if you’re gay you’re labeled as a bad person in parts of the world?  Does that make sense to anyone?  I don’t get it?

 

Green Day’s new Trump trashing new video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-green-days-trump-trashing-troubled-times-video-w461234

Right there, we’ve made up our minds about him.  I’m not sure if continually stooping to his level will do anything?  I’d like to see a change, but I’m pretty sure being a Canadian living in Canada, doesn’t mean I can change another countries political situation.

 

I’ll take “Hardwired……………….to Self-Destruct” & the odd song here & there.  I’m not a Metallica fan, but they have their place as metal God’s.

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

……and a sampling of these songs, NOT THE ALBUMS

The “S & M” album & one of their cover songs.

I guess I could make a playlist on my iPod, but I don’t like doing that.  I prefer a good full album.  I don’t like buying a song here and there.

 

Would you like to know which hard rock or metal band is playing?  This is for you if you answered “yes”.

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-tours-guide/

 

George Harrison’s solo work to be reissued on vinyl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/george-harrisons-entire-studio-catalog-to-get-vinyl-reissue-w461271

 

“A Perfect Circle” has every intention of releasing new music in 2017.  Tool, not so much from what I know or don’t know?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7655388/a-perfect-circle-new-music-interview-2017

 

Article with Kirk Hammett of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-hardwired-solos-more-interview/

 

What Iistened to the rest of the day

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their debut s/t album.  Followed by “Ben Harper” the album “Call it what it is”

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

I’m just stretching still so this is what will be playing in the house today “Big Wreck” & “Foo Fighters” it just feels like one of those days to self-indulge!

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Kim & I didn’t sign up for cancer to be a big part of our life, but it is.  Kim helps me when needed & sometimes when I don’t need it, but she gets concerned that whatever may be too difficult for me.  I’ve had to adapt how I do things, like hand washing the dishes.  The first few times it was awkward and hurt slightly because of the wheelchair.  Different way of leaning over the sink.  Eventually I figured out how to do it “My Way”.  I may be slower at most things, but I can do them.  If something I’m doing around a large group affects others, either I get out of the way or people can just ask me to move, I don’t want to ruffle any feathers!

My parents & I have Saskatchewan Roughriders, football, tickets.  This will be the first season at a new stadium.  In the old stadium we’d get there about 45 minutes or more before game time & be among the last 100 or 200 people to leave.  I had to go up & down about 10 stairs to get to my seat, but dad & I tried to wait so we wouldn’t delay anyone entering or leaving the stadium.

I try not to bother others & I’m not bothered by others who ask me to get out of their way.  I know my wheelchair can be an obstacle for others, I have no problem moving.  I try not to rely on others either for help.  I almost always tell people “I’ve got this, don’t worry, I’ll ask for help if I need it.”  I don’t need help with everything, don’t worry.  If it’s my first time doing something I need some supervision the first few times until I can figure out how to do it my way, so I can at least minimize any help needed.

 

I can deal with a band not touring in 2017 if they have nothing booked & are recording a new album.  As long as they don’t take 10,000 days (like Tool) to do it.

http://loudwire.com/bottle-rock-organizer-foo-fighters-may-play-one-north-american-show-2017-plan-work-new-album/

From the album “10,000 Days” by Tool.  Latest release since 2006.  The longer they take, my expectations of the album become larger.  Yes, pun intended!  We’re only 10 years/ 3,650 days in.  We may have to wait another 20 years!  Hahahahahahaha!

 

Pearl Jam shared it…  ONE PIECE OF LANGUAGE IN THE LYRICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Opeth’s American headlining tour with “The Devin Townsend Project” & “Gojira”

May 4 – Nashville TN, War Memorial Auditorium

May 5 – Charlotte, NC, Carolina Rebellion Fest*

May 6 – Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory

May 7 – Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom

May 9 – Chicago IL, The Vic Theatre

May 11 – Denver CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

May 12 – Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midlands

May 13 – Indianapolis IN, Egyptian Roon at Old National Theatre

May 14 – Somerset, WI, Northern Invasion Fest

 

I would love it if more bands did a full North American tour.  If they did one show in every state & province.  The closest Canadian date is Toronto?  It would take 2 maybe 2.5 days of driving from Regina to Toronto, but this is what most “North American” tours look like.  This is an actual tour itinerary for a band that shall remain nameless.  They are situated in America.

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

 

If we’re lucky someone will go through Vancouver, B.C. which is also quite the hike from Regina!  Even Canadian groups don’t even think about touring in Saskatchewan, yet In Flames, from Sweden, schedule a tour date 2 hours north in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  It’s a boring drive, but 2 or 2.5 hours in a car is better than nothing!  At the moment we’re in no shape of considering to pay for airline tickets, a hotel, & concert tickets while grabbing a meals from any type of restaurant.

Kim’s 2007 New Year’s Eve resolution was “to be a better wife”.  I found it written on a small piece of paper in our previous house.  I’ve always thought “How could she be any better?”  I’m not keeping score, that shouldn’t happen in a marriage, but if I was I’d easily be losing.  She’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

 

Halestorm vs. The Pretty Reckless.  I like both groups, bad song choice for both though.

 

Foo Fighters to spend most of 2017 recording!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/foo-fighters-new-album-recording-2017-1934362?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-5-jan-2017-05-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Ed Sheeran tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-teases-new-album-lyrics-title-ahead-dropping-new-music-tomorrow-1935390?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-5-jan-2017-05-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

30 year anniversary of one of my favourite albums

http://www.nme.com/news/music/u2-reveal-joshua-tree-30th-anniversary-shows-1934398?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-5-jan-2017-05-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Obama’s final White House party

http://www.nme.com/news/music/beyonce-jay-z-springsteen-paul-mccartney-barack-obamas-final-white-house-party-1935365?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-5-jan-2017-05-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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Walk off the Earth performance on New Year’s Eve

 

10 on stage lunatics

http://loudwire.com/10-infamous-onstage-lunatics/

 

James Corden & Jim Parson rendition of “Dust in the Wind”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jim-parsons-cordens-silly-dust-in-the-wind-spoof-w459084

 

“The Last Word” with Iggy Pop

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-last-word-iggy-pop-talks-drugs-aging-keith-richards-w458837

 

What made Metallica’s James Hetfield get sober?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-15-years-sobriety-fear-big-motivator-for-me/

 

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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