EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “ Stitched Up Heart” the debut album that I got last night at 12:00 am Eastern Time “Never Alone”

Falling asleep to an album isn’t the best way to hear or judge it. What I’ve heard I like & of course I’ll listen to it multiple times. It could be one of those albums I end up binge listening to?

I exercised to “Iron Maiden” the album “The Book of Souls”

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Exercise total for the week ;7500 crunches, 710 leg lifts, 300 squats, & 250 push ups.

Everything stayed the same this week other than the leg lifts. They went up, then down, & I finally settled on 140 a day. I’ll stay at this plateau for a while. When they seem to easy to do, I’ll likely ad some yoga into the mix?

When I die, multiple decades in the future hopefully, please don’t remember me as “that guy who got cancer when he was 28”? Call me anything but that please, hero & victim don’t ever have to be in the conversation either?

When I was a kid, life was so simple. Recess, candy, colouring books, paint, even in University Rydell & I both thought we’d grow up, get a job & buy a new guitar once a month? Life’s not like that at all! Bills, mortgage payments, most people have kids, work or shift work, etc. As a kid I always thought “Ooo, I can’t wait to grow up & be filthy rich”. It so didn’t turn out that way!

Don’t get me wrong, life is great but in a different way! I get to live with my wonderful wife, I can watch baseball in my underwear (I did that at my parents house too), I can drink alcohol, coffee in the morning etc. It’s great, it’s different but it’s really good!

I was usually home from a day of work, in my underwear, drinking a beer & my younger brother, Mitch, would come home with a friend of his. Most of his friends met me that way. Beer, underwear, & reading an article on the computer in the living room in the basement. I think he got mad at me once & yelled at me once after someone had left? “CHRIS, WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS IN YOUR UNDERWEAR WITH A BEER WHEN I BRING SOMEONE OVER???” That’s just how I roll, I wasn’t going to put on a three piece suit just because my brother was coming home, he’s lucky I was wearing anything at all?

Now it’s just baseball on the TV maybe pants & alcohol during the weekend games or water & carrots or grapes?

Last night we went out for supper with Sherry & James. Left the now buzzed Brewster in their place since he makes too much noise & freak out when he’s here alone

I guess Lzzy Hale got a Metal Hammer Golden God award.

“I’m still flying high from last nights Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards! It was such an honor to perform and I am so humbled to be the first female to win the “Dimebag Darrell Shredder Of The Year” award. Thank you so much to everyone for your vote, and to all my fellow musicians and nominees for making me feel like the little sister of the rock and metal community.
Dimebag, even though you’ve left us, your legend lives on through those you touched along your journey. You continue inspire me to be the best guitarist I can be, and hold on to what makes me unique, because that’s how you lived your life. You were fiercely honest and unapologetic, which is the definition of Metal. This is why, alongside Lemmy and Dio, you are forever a golden god. I will treasure this award forever and I look forward to feeling your presence over my shoulder next time I go over my scales. Speaking of which… Time to go practice!!”

James Hetfield of Metallica is lending his voice to a series on Netflix

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-voice-skylanders-academy-netflix-series/

“Oh, my” how the music industry has changed!?!?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grammys-to-recognize-streaming-only-releases-20160616

Bjork’s still around? Who’s buying or streaming her “music” as she calls it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bjork-to-release-vulnicura-live-mask-edition-box-set-20160616

I don’t judge other people on what they listen to, but this is WAY out of left field!!!???? This is as mainstream as she ever got.

This is typical Bjork below.

I’ll confess in my very early 20s I threw in the towel when Disturbed released their 3rd album. Language in the video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-guests-lzzy-hale-blaze-bayley-ben-burnley-2016-download-festival/

Still a few more albums to look forward to this year. Chevelle in July, Opeth & Alter Bridge in September or later this year, & maybe Third Ion & Into Eternity, then whatever other surprises show up?

Ellen proves if you’re a squeaky wheel, you’ll get the grease!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/watch-ellen-degeneres-ask-27-times-for-a-finding-nemo-sequel?utm_campaign=nme-daily-17th-jun-17-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I loved “Finding Nemo” I have “no doubt” I’ll enjoy “Finding Dory”

Good! We need more people to speak out on this topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/amy-schumer-reportedly-cuts-gun-scene-from-new-mov/409317?utm_campaign=nme-daily-17th-jun-17-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Muse shared a bit of this song live…..

Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound

I can’t say no to a good acoustic song!!!

What Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, says the new album will sound like. Take this with a grain of salt. There’s a good chance he’ll say something completely different next week.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-diverse-less-frenetic-10th-studio-album/

Loud Wire’s review of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-the-getaway-album-review/

Who else is confirmed to be opening for Guns n’ Roses?

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-name-the-cult-billy-talent-more-openers-summer-2016-tour/

10th anniversary of Stone Sour’s 2nd album “Come What(ever) May”. Here’s a bit of ying & yang on the same album!

Yay!!!!!!!!! Paramore is recording! Thanks for opening my eyes bro!!!!

“Lunch is over//Making an album”

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THE MEAT SWEATS

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle! These are 1 song from each album. These are the popular songs that you might have heard? Paramore isn’t extremely popular, I didn’t want to leave anyone in the dark.

I know I’ve had the meat sweats before but Thursday evening was terribly uncomfortable. Kim wanted to stay in & not really do anything for her birthday. So we watched TV & ordered from Boston Pizza. I had the bacon double cheese burger & started sweating profusely half way through the burger. I eat healthy usually but on special occasions or if we go out (which is rare) I make it count. I don’t think a diet is logical. Eat healthy, binge on occasion, & just keep in mind what you eat without going overboard, & exercise for 15-90 minutes a day. At least that’s what I do! Could be wrong but I’m not giving up any food long term. I’ll eat a burger again, just not in the near future.

If the Blue Jays win tonight with David Price starting, Saturday evening/game 7 should be less stressful with Marcus Stroman pitching. David Price is likely among the top 3 pitchers in the game, but he hasn’t had much success in the playoffs. Marcus Stroman may be young (24 or 25) but he is the best pitcher the Blue Jays have at the moment, that’s why I think tonight will be more stressful than Saturday. If they lose tonight, at least it’s been a fun ride for Blue Jay fans & the bandwagon jumpers!

“Head of the Herd” was the opener on tour with Finger Eleven. They were tight as far as a decent band goes, just not my thing. There’s 3 albums on iTunes. Most recent was released in September.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/birds-on-the-roof-deluxe/id1024184864

25 years ago Thursday “Pearl Jam” took to the stage for the first time.

http://diffuser.fm/25-years-ago-pearl-jam-take-the-stage-for-the-first-time-ever/?fblw

“Back to the Future II” on Jimmy Kimmel

Bjork is still around? Can she sell 2000 copies of this rarity? I believe this was as close as she got to the main stream?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/bjork-announces-limited-edition-vulnicura-live-album/

I was thinking a LOT about suicide when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center. NOT ANYMORE!! I’ve realized how selfish it could be & how it would affect everyone else. At the time I was thinking I didn’t have anything to offer to the world, & I was only thinking of myself. I’m here & I have no plans on leaving anytime soon. I was in a bad place mentally at the time, for myself & everybody else in my life. Now I’m on anti-depressants & anti-psychotics, to this day. 2 videos inside the link!

http://loudwire.com/blink-182-travis-barker-offered-friends-million-dollars-kill-him-plane-crash/

Sorry, this was the “Depeche Mode” song “Finger Eleven” covered on their 2nd album “The Greyest of Blue Skies”

I remember leaving work at the Staples Call Center to sing a few songs at The Exchange for my brother who was basically in a week long “Rock Band Camp” at Long & McQuade. He wanted me to sing 2 Finger Eleven songs. Family & friends come first for me if I can help do anything!

“Finger Eleven” is or was my brother’s go to band, which rubbed off on me a bit. My band is “Foo Fighters” that rubbed off on him a bit. The first band we were both really into & still are is “I Mother Earth”. We of course got into them on the ’96 album “Scenery & Fish” at first, in the kitchen doing the dishes blasting the CD as our Mother would yell at us from the living room “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!!” You win mom. Wait she’s bopping her head to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” now is what I hear from Dad?

How do I know “Rush” isn’t on tour at the moment? Geddy Lee was interviewed earlier this week in his season ticket seat during the playoffs for the Blue Jays!

We played with a band from Ontario a few times that were touring across Canada, each time they would play a show with our band “Chemical Horizon”. I think we played 3 shows with them? When I was diagnosed with cancer they were either passing through town on tour or going home to Ontario. I know they had plans to tour across Europe. Don’t know if they made it there? We all liked them, heck their 2 albums are on my iPod. They never got signed by a label & eventually broke up. Really nice guys, that made really good music! “Flatlined”, if they didn’t get signed I knew we wouldn’t. I looked at it as just a hobby anyways, I had no intention of signing to a label. If it happened, GREAT! If it didn’t, that was fine too.

This is the only song/video they have on good ol’ www.youtube.com

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

Too Funny. Hahahahaha! Every hit song in 4 chords. It’s all over facebook. LANGUAGE!!!

New “Anthrax” song!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-anthraxs-fast-thrashy-frantic-new-song-evil-twin-20151023 No album yet, just the single.

Opeth fans unite, box set on the way

http://www.omerch.eu/shop/musicfornations/proddetail.php?prod=MFN_Opeth_ddCD&cat=4183

Stone Sour drummer with drum camera. At first I felt compelled to rap the “Ninja Rap”, then the beat changed!

There are two Big Wrecks. First incarnation of Big Wreck were 4 guys that dropped out of the Berkley School of Music to form Big Wreck. Ian Thornley was the only Canadian at the time. They released the first 2 albums between their debut in ’97-their breakup in 2002 with their second album “The Pleasure & The Greed” released in 2001.

Then came the age of “Thornley” for a decade, a rather unstable line up that released 2 albums in 10 years. The first album was fun to play along with!

“Thornley” was an all Canadian group.

Then Big Wreck came back with different members. All Canadian other than the return of the original 2nd guitar player who’s American. In 2012 they released the album “Albatross” then “Ghosts” in 2014

The only constant thing throughout all of this has been the singer/song writer/lead guitarist Ian Fletcher Thornley, who has a solo album being released on Friday, October 30th. More of an acoustic sound along with other soothing instruments.

Songs I like, “Sugar Ray” had to skip a few. I only have one album. They were big in the ’90s. Honestly, I haven’t listen to this since I was in University, in the fall semester of ’98 & the year of ’99.

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Chris

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle!
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

Good on ya Will Ferrell!
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/will-ferrell-heads-to-mlb-spring-training-20150311

I’m so po’ that’s all the letters I can afford! Kim’s my sugar mama!
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/for-david-brooks-the-rich-are-people-the-poor-are-numbers-20150311

Mastodon wrote a song for the “Game of Thrones” soundtrack
http://loudwire.com/mastodon-catch-the-throne-mixtape-track-white-walker-available-for-streaming/

Corey Taylor last night on the Mick Thomson stabbing
http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-comments-mick-thomson-stabbing-incident/

Soundgarden or Big Wreck sound quite similar, so if you like one you might enjoy the other? Very similar vocal styles from Ian Thornley & Chris Cornell. I like both, haven’t missed a Big Wreck or Thornley show in Regina since 1999! Even when I was in the hospital we took Para Transit to a bar Thornley was playing at!

“Incubus” unveil title track for upcoming album.
http://loudwire.com/incubus-trust-fall-lyric-video/

19 most influential “Grunge” musicians
http://diffuser.fm/19-most-influential-grunge-musicians/?Fblw1

MP3s are “good enough for me.”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-12/jimmy-page-led-zeppelin-mp3-jiggery-pokery

Who is the fan base for Limp Bizkit at this moment? I really don’t know anybody out there who can tell me? I’m lost.
http://loudwire.com/fred-durst-uneasy-to-see-people-we-really-hated-being-limp-bizkit-fans/

Muse single from the album “Drones” at 10:00am PT.

Why? I’ve never understood the attraction to Bjork’s music???
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/bjork-premieres-lionsong-music-video-watch/

Still loving “Big Wreck’s Ghosts”, “Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways”, “In Flames’ Siren Charms” “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ Chasing Yesterday” & the recently released “The Agonist’s Eye of Providence”

Lot’s of fans on the “In Flames” facebook site are very disappointed with this album? “Foo Fighters” are catching a lot of heat from other sources on the “Sonic Highways” album? They didn’t set out to make an album to have a drastic change for each song. It sounds like a Foo Fighters album with the guest artist fitting in with the Foo Fighters’ sound. Remember when Radiohead drastically changed their sound on their 4th album “Kid A” after the FANTASTIC release of “OK Computer”? Lots of people jumped off the Radiohead band wagon & new fans jumped on. The stuff after “OK Computer” isn’t bad, there’s a few songs I like & I bought their CDs until “In Rainbows” was released, it’s a good album. There are 4 or 5 albums after “OK Computer” I just can’t get on board with? They went from “OK Computer” to “Kid A” with a shocking change if you ask me.

Far to different for my taste. If that’s what an artist wants to do I’m OK with it, doesn’t mean I have to like it. Why do people make a certain type of music? Because they want to create something they like. If you don’t like what you’re doing why are you doing it? At least that was my reason for doing original music. Fans are great, but I didn’t want to try & make everyone happy. I played stuff I wanted to hear.

WHAT?? Robin & Pharell got away with it??????
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-artists-sleep-well-knowing-they-didnt-copy-20150312

Stevie Wonder’s Top 10 on David Letterman
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stevie-wonder-counts-down-advantages-of-being-blind-on-letterman-20150312
This is certainly my favourite Stevie Wonder song!!!

Mick Thopson is OK after being stabbed!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/slipknot-guitarist-survives-knife-fight-with-brother-20150312

Nikki Sixx talks about Motley Crue farewell tour
http://loudwire.com/nikki-sixx-motley-crue-not-perfor-100-million-five-shows/

Tremonti II might be the best metal album of the year? It’ll be good but I’m not excepting it to be the best metal album of the year?
http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/feature-why-tremonti-s-cauterize-could-be-the-best-metal-album-of-2015/11314547

Goes this mean there’s a new Pearl Jam album coming out?

Soungarden will reissue “Echo of Miles” rarities on Vinyl.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgarden-to-issue-rarities-box-set-echo-of-miles-on-vinyl-20150312

NEW MUSE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Songs I like. I can’t show you the group I was in. We had nothing on youtube or iTunes. So here’s some “Chevelle”. I really like these guys!!

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“Butthead” aka Chris