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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Ascendancy”

I exercised to “Better Than Ezra” the album “Deluxe”

What the heck is this?  “Alexa, I’m too lazy to pull my cell phone out of my pocket to do anything, so here’s 6 things I need you to do for me.”  A few weeks back I saw a news report regarding Alexa/Echo “Turn on my TV, order me a pizza, etc.”

So were all just going to get fat & rely on robots to do everything for us?  I saw a story on one of the late night talk shows I watch about a sex robot.  It has different settings to put it to, & one is “kill”.  $15,000 to have a robot kill you?  If I worked as a police officer & went to that call, I’d laugh hysterically!  “This person paid $15,000 to have a robot kill them”!  Hahahahahahaha!

I don’t have a cell phone or any other type of mobile device as a personal choice.  There was a mother complaining about the ban on cell phones at live concerts.  “What if my babysitter is having a rough time with my kid?”  I replied “What did people do before cell phones if they went out?”  Did everybody stay home to watch the kids?

Cell phones, desktop computers, mobile devices, big TVs, email, & social media.  I’m good with that!  We have 2 TVs, I have a computer, Kim has a cell phone, computer, & an iPad.  That’s fine with me.  All of this is fine with me as long as it doesn’t affect me.  Alexa?  I’m not getting that for as long as possible, just like a cell phone or a mobile device.  Didn’t grow up with any of these gadgets & there’s a lot of them I don’t need.  “How do you live without a cell phone?”  Easily I have a landline cordless phone & it makes phone CALLS.  “How do you remember what you have to do on a certain day?”  I have paper & a pen to write stuff down!  I don’t need a ton of this stuff, & I just don’t want it.  If you do, that’s OK with me.

I don’t need a phone with me, why?  I’m always with someone if I’m out, they have a cell phone.  Me having one would be redundant.  All I ask is this.  If you’re at a concert, using your cell phone, please consider that we all paid a similar price to be there, & not all of us want to watch it through your 6” cell phone screen.

I saw “Big Wreck” in February.  Before anyone came on stage there was an announcement over the P.A.  “Please turn off any recording device or cell phone during the show”.  It was enforced by security as well!  All I could think was “YES!”

How could America stop Russia from meddling with the mid-term election?  Paper ballots.



I really wasn’t into “grunge” right away, Nirvana’s “Nevermind” came out in ’91, I was 11 at the time & I wasn’t raised on any type of rock other than “Dire Straits” from dad.  I remember way back when in ’96 that members of U2 & Tool were spotted at their shows in Ontario.  I saw them twice in the ‘90s.  Once in ’96 in Saskatoon & once in Regina.  1996 was the release of their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish”.  My family & Jan Wagner from high school all piled into our car & stayed in a hotel overnight.  Mitch really wanted to go to the show but wasn’t allowed to for some reason?  Jan & I went to the show at the hockey arena in Saskatoon.  Mitch & I both loved/love that album.  He was ticked that he couldn’t come to the show.

They released 4 albums in total.  The first 2 with a singer named “Edwin” & 2 more with a singer named “Bryan Byrne”.  Bryan’s voice seems to work well with the first 2 albums as well as the 2 other ones.  I’ve never heard Edwin even attempt the 2 newer albums.  They broke up shortly after the 4th album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, 1 video/single from that album & no tour as far as I know.  Edwin is back & they tour across Canada fairly often & they’ve released 3 singles since getting together.  I still LOVE this band!  I’m guessing it’s because of the weird stuff like a percussionist with a drummer & slap guitar I’ve never heard before, in some of their songs.  Here’s 2 songs from each album of theirs….

New singer “Bryan Byrne” from here on.

Really this is slap guitar!!!  LITTLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!


Yes, I’ve preordered Myles Kennedy’s solo album release on Friday (Alter Bridge singer).  I’ve heard it’s all acoustic.  He had an album of hard rock stuff that he scrapped in 2016 & made this acoustic album instead.

“Year of the Tiger” was 1974, the year his father passed away.


“Halestorm’s” Facebook page says March 8th, 2018.  That must be the preorder date for what I hope is a new album?


Inside a Foo Fighters’ rehearsal!!  Van Halen’s “Jump” meets John Lennon’s “Imagine”!

A photo of Tool in the studio proves they’re in the studio?  When was the photo taken?  I don’t believe a single word or photo coming from anyone associated with Tool.


The Toronto Blue Jays did it finally.  I don’t know him personally & I have nothing against him personally.  They’ve finally sent outfielder Ezekiel Carrera to the minor leagues.  He knew how to bunt, hit for contact, & was fast.  Unfortunately he never learned which base to throw to from the outfield.  I hope he learns what to do properly & that he has a bright future.  Now there are only 5 players fighting to play Left Field for the Jays, it will be mentor, Curtis Granderson age 37,  platooned with one of the remaining 5 players.


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I fell asleep to ½ of each “Better than Ezra” albums “Deluxe” and “Friction Baby” then I switched to “Barstool Prophets” the album “Crank” & fell asleep finally.

I exercised to “Chevelle” 8 albums on shuffle.

I was very tired today. I got through my exercises, got to the start of my push ups & just didn’t have any gas left in the tank. Somewhat disappointing.

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Sunday night we watched a documentary. A trial of a 47 year old white male who shot at a vehicle, parked at a gas station, deep in the suburbs, with four, unarmed, 17 year olds because he didn’t like their loud rap music. How ridiculous is that? As we were watching the show, I had a thought.

Forget the entire race issue, it was never spoken about during the trial, but it was the elephant in the room. Why does anyone need a gun with them 24/7? Because they’re either a bully or a coward, that’s all. Sure you can argue that it’s a right for American citizens. They already have a lightweight gun control law. It’s not working! We all want to just tighten up the law, not take the guns away. If you’re American & your neighbour doesn’t own a gun, why do you?………..right, because you’re living in fear! Great way to go about your life, constantly looking over shoulder? Is that what American freedom is? If so, that’s pretty sad.

Canada isn’t perfect, but I don’t own a gun & I never have. I know of other people who own guns…………for hunting. Am I afraid of them? NO!

Unless you’re in law enforcement or any branch of the military, why do you need a gun? If you use it for hunting only, that’s fine with me, I eat meat, I prefer to buy it from a grocery store or butcher! If you choose to hunt or fish for your meal, that’s fine by me. My dad went out hunting when I was younger. My grandfather did as well & had a gun rack in the basement I believe. I’ve fired a gun at summer camp, guess what? Nobody died or was shot while I was there.

What’s this God given right about carrying a loaded weapon with you 24/7? Here’s the hint America, yes, it’s a right, but it’s not needed! It’s all about responsibility. If I go into a public venue & see a civilian with a firearm. I’m leaving, it’s not needed in any way, shape, or form.

I’m sure some American gun owners would say ‘Well the kids at Sandy Hook Elementary would have been fine if they each had a gun’. NO NRA, NO!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Wreck shared it…..


I adore the first 3 Radiohead albums! This is from the first album & this guy nails it.

That’s flat out discrimination against LGBT! Even the fact that people, REAL PEOPLE must have this label attached to them isn’t right. You don’t have to be a member to support the LGBT community!

Article with Paul McCartney

Alter Bridge shared it. It’s a description of how the song came together.

Opeth studio update no. 4 Bass recordings

I like “Home Free” but I don’t really care for country music, some of it’s OK to me though!

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I fell asleep to “Tremonti” again the album “Dust”

I exercised to ”Better Than Ezra” the albums “Deluxe” & “Friction Baby”, the only 2 I have, on shuffle

Exercise total for the week; 90 squats, 80 pushups, 140 leg lifts, & 6000 crunches. Yes I’m tired. I’ve been tired since Wednesday. I do have tunnel vision when it comes to a job or something else I have to do.

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I’m really good at being passive aggressive & blunt. Not usually qualities anybody wants. There’s no point in wasting my time or energy being these 2 things. It’s never made me feel better about any situation & whoever is on the receiving end of this probably doesn’t either. I never intended to hurt anyone in the past, it just came out. Why? I don’t know?

That was a few year ago, let’s move on & not dwell on the past. It happened & it can’t be changed or “erased”. All of this being said, I think I’m the only one dwelling on this? I can be “my own worst enemy”. Remembering my mistakes is how I learn. That’s not who I was before though?


That’s the game every Blue Jays fan & members of the organization have been waiting for! Blue Jay win against the Texas Rangers 12-2!

I would like a new System of a Down album!!!! Article with singer Serj Tankian.

Did he force you to light the marijuana & smoke it? I doubt it? Maybe be accountable for your own actions/decisions.

Chevelle’s facebook status update

“I’m feeling like it may be time to roll out the pre-order for the new album. . . . . . .thoughts???? “ YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emptying the dishwasher music was “Anthrax” 15 albums on shuffle

Lunch music was “Foo Fighters” their debut, self titled album released in 1995

Article with Axl Rose before he goes on tour with AC/DC

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals played this on Conan last night

This album reminded me to listen to him more often!

Yep, I have this on preorder through iTunes! They were my first concert when I was 12, Mitch was 5.

10 best metal concept albums

I like Pearl Jam. They have released a few albums I don’t care for full of slow & dreary songs.

Halestorm acoustic…

Tool shared multiple songs…

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I fell asleep to “David Bowie” a Greatest Hits compilation.

For exercise I first put on “Better Than Ezra” the 13 song album “Friction Baby” when that played through I put on “The Birds of Satan” their only/self titled album (Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side project, where he plays the drum & sings).

^^I bought the CD in high school in the $0.01 deal from BMG or Columbia House. I think I went back & forth 4 times on those deals after I had full filled my 3 purchases of $28.99? I remember subscribing to both twice.

1000 crunches is the new daily exercise goal with a 2 other exercises afterwards! If Kevin Hart can do it, there’s no reason I can’t, I’ve got the time

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A great start to what will be a good story “win or lose” for the Toronto Blue Jays. 8 complete innings pitched by 24 years young pitcher Marcus Stroman followed by the 9th inning closer 21 years young Roberto Osuna. 2 run home run by short stop Troy Tulowitzki in a 5-3 win for the Toronto Blue Jays. Only 161 games to go until the last 2 at the beginning of October. Plus the playoffs if that happens? Water & grapes aren’t necessarily baseball food, it just feels wrong? Troy Tulowitzki first home run of all players in 2016.

I’m helping Kim out with the cleaning here more & more. I’ve been assigned bathroom duty. (Hahaha, I said doodie). I finished one washroom and moving on to the second bathroom on Sunday, all the while singing & rocking/headbanging to “…done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next one. Done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next…”. All of this was before my overflowing joy after a Blue Jay win!

I’ll let you know right now it’s summer which means I won’t be as consistent with my blogging. Wednesday’s blog may be a little bit later due to an afternoon baseball game. Don’t people work on Wednesdays? Thursday you might get a 4 day exercise total with a dash of music news? Friday, & Saturday, I’m not even going to pretend there’s a computer in here. I’ll catch you on Sunday with what could be a looong weekend update after the 3rd baseball game in Toronto that day against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine checks out the School of Rock.

I know nothing about her or her music but it’s good to hear she’s taking a stand by saying ‘Hey, this isn’t right’ basically.

Am I reading this right? Are “In Flames” done recording another album? That would be AWESOME!!

10 best metal albums of 1996

I don’t consider “Tool” a metal group but that was a fantastic album!!!

I’m not much of a Jonny Depp fan in any roll. I guess he’s a big enough star that he can afford to do what he likes, so he’s giving music a shot………………….wait…………………wasn’t he complaining about actors crossing over into music & vice versa? Yes, yes he was, but that was months ago nobody will remember that.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but my wife is, so I hear it on occasion. Fine by me, I tune it out. We have this recorded & haven’t had time to watch it yet.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Royal Blood, a pleasant surprise for most rock fans!!!! “Wait,….I’m going to see Foo Fighters with my dad? Royal Blood is the opener? AWESOME! What else is going to happen, my jaw won’t go further down? Road trip to Calgary to see my aunts & uncles with Kim, & a boat load of cheaply priced liquor!?!” That was an awesome but quick trip last summer! There was also a day with a hand full of brewery tours!

6 unanswered questions Rolling Stone still has about the Guns n’ Roses reunion. They give an inch & every fan wants a mile!?!?

Deftones fans this one’s for you!!!! New video inside the link!!!!!

Why would anyone care about Bieber’s hair being dreads? Is the world just picking out things to complain about with him? He’ll shave it off when he gets bored with it, then everyone can complain about him being bald? ‘Cause the hair style changes everything!?!?

Don’t forget “Star Wars : Episode VII The Force Awakens” is available on DVD & Blu-Ray tomorrow, I’ve got the first 6 on DVD. I like having the complete series, so I’ll ask the boss if she wouldn’t mind picking it up after work tomorrow?

The most viewed carpool karaoke segment on

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” used in the development of a cancer fighting medicine.

Consequence of Sound ask what would be your walk up to home plate for an at bat now that baseball has started? This would be mine if we could pretend I’d hit or have the ability to play this position? 3rd base is where I lived & was a guaranteed out for the opposing team!

25 year anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album in September. Bassist Krist Novoselic interview/article.

My favourite song from the album. Also my favourite cover song I’ve ever played on stage!!!!!



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Today’s workout was brought to you by “Better Than Ezra”. Remember when you could sign up to Columbia House or BMG & get 12 CDs for 1 cent & then pay full price for 3 CDs and your commitment was done? I think I signed up to both 3 times? That’s how I got the 2 Better Than Ezra CDs .

This really gets me fired up! Make sure you have your cell phone to take a video or photo of someone else in a life or death situation! Don’t even consider helping someone out, just make sure you get the footage? Really people?

After 13 years, I honestly didn’t even know they existed?

The Ian Fletcher Thornley solo album gets a TON of airtime in our house, it’s a great album to kick back & relax to! It’s all acoustic with some banjo & mandolin mixed in! Sorry it wouldn’t let me embed the link?

This made it onto the second Big Wreck album. His solo album is sort of this sound.

Why Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) & the Stone Temple Pilot members had to split

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver it’s on HBO so there is some LANGUAGE!!!! Some of it is censored.

I like “Opeth” not enough to purchase a 4 CD box set though.

First ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ commercial raises intrigue. Isn’t that what a commercial is supposed to do?

Halestorm video for “I am the Fire” to be released on November 11th .


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Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ sweater sells for more than $100,000

Singer of “Clutch”, Neil Fallon, talks about new album “Psychic Warfare” in article

Who cares about a bat flip? How should baseball players show emotion when they do something AWESOME? Especially in a playoff game? Get over it already.

I have a 15 minute rule, science is hooked on figuring out the 5 second rule?

Pentatonix surprise “Cracker Barrel Old Country” store

Songs I like, “Temple of the Dog” they made one album. A tribute album to the overdosed/passed away singer Andy Wood. The singer of “Mother Love Bone” aka Pearl Jam before they met Eddie Vedder. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) was Andy’s roommate.

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle!

Songs/Videos I like. “Better Than Ezra”. Flashback to high school! Remember BMG & Colombia House $0.01 for 12 CDs? I subscribed & unsubscribed twice to both, maybe more? That’s how I hit 600 odd CDs.

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