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I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm Und Drang”

Sunday night I really didn’t sleep well.  I was awake from 4:00 am on.  I did half of the total numbers of every exercise.  Tried to nap but Brewster wanted to play instead.

Weekly exercise total; 1080 pushups, 900 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 540 tricep pushups, & 180 back flexes.

What do I think about this whole cancer situation now?  I’m SO glad it was me.  I wouldn’t want to watch anyone close to me, friend, extended family, or close family, go through any of this stuff!  I’ve made my peace with this scenario now.

Do I like where I am right now?  Well yes & no.  I’m alive which is AWESOME!!!  However, I don’t want to continue exercising as much every day for the rest of my life.  I also don’t want to be a burden to those I meet or see in person.

Nobody saw this coming!  You don’t sit around & think to yourself “Ah, this person will get life changing cancer in the future!”  Nobody thinks that about any one in their life.

The weird thing is, this is my normal right now.  I wake up to pee in the middle of the night & without thinking about it, I get into my wheelchair.  Same thing in the morning I get into my wheelchair, put on my exercise clothes, check Brewster’s food & water, eat breakfast & get right to my exercise.

It may not be normal for anyone else, but it’s normal for me.  I wish I could do something spectacular for Kim.  She’s been a solid rock for me, even before I was sick.  She has never disappointed me in any way.  She’s fantastic & just does something nice out of the blue to cheer me up if I’m stuck in a rut or having a bad day.  I do what I can for her but it never seems like enough?




5 legendary singer/songwriters in the right place at the right time.  Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, & Jeff Lynne.  4 of them happened to be at Jeff Lynne’s studio & figured they should record something.  They recorded 2 albums, nobody really knows about the 2nd album.  Fair enough, the 1st album makes you not want to think about the 1st one.  I’ve listened to the 2nd album twice I think?  Here are a few reasons why the first one is so good….


‘Headstones’ a Canadian rock/punk band covered “Tweeter & the Monkey Man”


Great but Big Sugar isn’t on the list.  Even standing behind the P. A. speakers they’re LOUD!



Today I got 2 albums ‘Tremonti’ “A Dying Machine” and ‘Dead Sara’ their 6 song EP


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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” first the album “Brand New Day”

Then the album “Fast Forward & Rewind” it’s a double album “Fast Forward” is new music “Rewind” is a greatest hits album that I never listen to since I can listen to every album front to back.

Woke up to pee in the middle of the night crawled back into bed & listened to their album “Silent Radar” This album is one of my favourite albums of all time right up there with Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

I tried to exercised to “Barenaked Ladies” but there’s a storm here. It kept kicking me out of iTunes after 2 songs, I tried 5 times & gave up. I exercised in silence for the most part.

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Having survived stage 4 brain cancer, I have to exercise if I’m not OK with the status quot When I do my exercise total at the end of the week that’s 5 days of exercising & I break down what amount of which exercises I’ve done each day. Getting back into my regular routine is much more difficult than I expected to be, but it’s getting very close & after a few weeks of it, I’ll likely add another exercise to it or increase the amount of one of the exercises. For that reason alone I have to exercise & hopefully get out of this wheelchair.

I don’t look at being in a wheelchair as a disability, I look to the pros of being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch. I get rock star parking, I always have a designated driver, & when I go out I get treated very well. Some stranger is always holding a door open for me & if someone makes a reservation at a restaurant & mentions a wheelchair seat, the place usually has a table available.

If I don’t exercise, it feels like a waste of a day. So I exercise a TON Monday-Friday. Those two weeks off with my back being screwed up, that was a waste of time for me. I don’t like sitting around & doing nothing all of the time! Weekends are fine but during the week people go to work so I might as well also work. What else do I have to do? Stuff around the house, take care of Brewster & exercise. Once I’ve exercised & finished a blog post I consider my day done & get to whatever else I can.

Life in a wheelchair could be MUCH worse. It’s not what Kim & I signed up for but we make it work. Once I’m comfortable & figure out how to do things easily at a public venue, I’m OK.

I fall on occasion & I’ve sort of figured out how to fall without really hurting myself. I know how to get back up & approach things differently so I don’t make the same mistake again. Sometimes it takes multiple efforts & failing at it, so I do most things different than others do, no big deal.

I also exercise to lose some weight. I went into the hospital with a 38” waist, now 38” are too small & 40” is too big? If you know of anyone that makes dress pants with a 39 15/32 “ waist, send them my way please?

Keep “diggin’ the hole” Trump!!!


Remember the horror movie “The Ring” with the video people watched then got a phone call saying they’ll die in the next 7days? There was a fly on the screen when they watched the video that turned out to be real. We have a fly in our house at the moment. It landed on the TV while I was here alone. I peed a bit & begged for the phone not to ring. It didn’t, I’m here, I’m alive.

Metallica fans! Would you like to stream a concert? It will be on Pandora, which I don’t think is available in Canada?


LANGUAGE!!! I can’t believe this album saw the light of day. I think hardcore Metallica fans would agree!

Will “Temple of the Dog” play any Soundgarden or Pearl Jam songs on the upcoming tour?


Halestorm & The Used have been added to a festival! I think I’ve heard a few Used songs & wasn’t a fan?


Interview/article with singer from The Agonist


Live song from Oasis back in 1997. Song inside the link. Studio recording below


Same year Foo Fighters released the album The Colour & The Shape!!!!

This is what Rolling Stone readers picked for their top 10 super groups


Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, & Roy Orbison! FANTASTIC ALBUM!

“Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good! Article regarding Winona Ryder. Most people that have seen it are waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!


Soundtrack to “Stranger Things” will be released. I thought The Clash would be on the soundtrack? It’s in the show?


Well Manson is not getting out anytime soon!


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

I exercised to “Paul McCartney & Wings” their “Greatest Hits” album.

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Sorry if this is late? Had to make a juice, & fix some iTunes files where you could buy a USB stick of the show after it was done. A Barenaked Ladies show here from 2007.

“If I had my way” the week & weekend would be split more evenly. 4 days of work & a 3 day weekend every weekend. I’d shoot for a 4 day weekend but that wouldn’t happen. “I’d make Friday part of the weekend” & make chocolate a high protein, no fat, no sugar food! I forgot too take my pills Saturday night aka I really didn’t sleep well. I woke up at 4:40 am to go to the washroom, fell back asleep pretty quick. I woke up, thinking I had slept for quite a while (I have no clock on my side of the bed), I got up and I always put my eye patch, glasses & watch on last. My watch said 6:30 am? I guess I didn’t sleep much at all? I don’t take sleeping pills anymore, I haven’t for quite a few years. I don’t know what pill makes me sleep out of the few I take? Those memory pills are working great!!!! I think they might be a placebo?

Making my juice or whatever you want to call it vegetables & fruit blended together. I turned on “Headstones” their 1st 4 albums on shuffle.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE IS CENSORED

19 most influential grunge musicians


America’s Country Countdown Awards. Didn’t even know it was on or I would’ve recorded it for Kim.


Top 10 definitive Prince songs


Audio of Axl Rose rehearsing with AC/DC


SURPRISE! Puddle of Mudd singer, Wes Scantlin, arrested……………………….again!


Rob Zombie’s album is number 1 in the USA & Tremonti is number 3


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


I don’t think the Gallagher brothers will ever get along? I know they were terrible to each other when they were in Oasis when I was in high school.


Kanye’s album will be great but Beyonce’s will be better according to Kanye West!


Google predicts winners at the Brit Awards


Poor Chester Bennington will he ever be healthy for any tour? He just got the cast off for his broken leg & now this?


New “Fall Out Boy” video


New photo from “Muse”


New “In Flames” video from upcoming mini album “Torture Tactics”


The Agonist album review


I have that shirt & they have some great beer!!! Just filled up my Growler with “Cherry Mead” but it’s 12% one should be enough


10 new artists Rolling Stone magazine says we need to know.


Want to apply for a job at The Exchange in Regina?


“In Flames” release performance based video for “Paralyzed”


Metallica’s James Hetfield admits to have done some terrible things in the past.


Rock It Out Blog digs into the vault for video of “Rage Against The Machine” concert in ’96 & a video. WARNING!


“Fall Out Boy” remix video


Can we all just bow down to Kanye West & Gene Simmons? I think it will make them happy? (Shhh we can just pretend they’re always right)


Rock It Out Blog music news


11 Hugely anticipated rock/metal albums for 2015


“The Agonist” streaming new album! Heavy death metal


I’m pretty sure this is the U2 tour I saw a show of in Calgary




10 best “Nirvana” songs as chosen by www.loudwire.com


Here’s my top 2 “Nirvana” songs



Songs/Videos I like. “Big Sugar” excessively loud live! I never where earplugs but, I did to see them. Kim & I were behind the P.A. speakers at the Distrikt to see them, both wearing earplugs on the 2nd level. Our ears were still ringing. This was the tour for The Trews first album, they were opening for Big Sugar.





Ever had Oreo pancakes?  I highly recommend them!!!  3 pancakes the size of a dinner plate, filled with mini Oreo cookies, on a plate covered in chocolate syrup, topped off with 2 mini Oreos & English cream drizzled on it.  If we go out for a meal, which doesn’t happen much, I make it count!!!! At home I live on fruit, vegetables, & chicken mostly!

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“Butthead” aka Chris