I’M GOOD, JUST A BAD DAY ON TUESDAY

Whoever is reading, please pass it on?  Show your friends that stage 4 brain cancer isn’t always a death sentence.  Please feel free to share every single post.  My hope is to inspire others & show them that it is possible to survive.

I don’t want to overload you with links, pick what you want to know about & feel free to skip the other stuff.  The www.youtube.com links are there for a point of reference if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Barenaked Ladies” the new album “Fake Nudes” followed by “In Flames” new 4 song EP of cover songs “Down, Wicked & Not so Good”, then their album “Siren Charms”

So, no worries, all is well!  I just needed a day away from my regular routine.  Got back to my exercise & such the next day.  So only 3 days of exercise this week.  I couldn’t quite make it to the Christmas break to relax, I’m confident I can now though.  300 pushups, 300 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 180 triceps’ pushups, & 120 back flexes.  I need to do some cardio!  Funny thing is that when I was using an exercise bike 3 days a week, my exercise therapist would take my heart rate before & after 30-45 minutes.  It was 98 per minute before & after weird?  One day it went up to 108 after a session.  “Are you OK?” she asked.  I said “Yep, I’m fine!” it wasn’t a big deal to me.  I wasn’t breathing heavily or sweating at all, I was fine

I was watching “The Flash” TV show & learned something during it, since I used to think the same way oddly enough, “Why me?”  Then he answered his own question, “Why not me?” I’m not super or a hero, but I can deal with this situation.  Sure, I’ll have the odd bad day like anyone else.  In the end I’d rather be the one in my situation than watch anyone else go through this, it’s not terrible though I’m alive!  I’ve got a lot of support & that’s all I need.  So, hold my beer & watch this!

The connection from my computer iTunes to our stereo is out of whack still.  The only way I can listen to music through our stereo is if it’s NOT in my library.  I have to use our Apple Music account & not put anything in my library.  Believe it or not that really bothered me.

I had a mini-melt down Monday evening.  iTunes just went to shreds on me, & I was feeling a TON of stress regarding the Christmas season.  I spend my cash on 3 things, iTunes, concerts, concert merchandise & alcohol when I’m out of everything.  It’s nowhere close to what I used to spend on alcohol.  12 beer a month & 3 or 4 bottles of hard liquor 4 times a year.  I don’t drink at the football games because it is $9 for a regular size can of generic pilsner.  I can purchase a case of 15 pilsner cans for the house for $18 if I wanted to (which I don’t).

When the CFL is done with their contract to Molson Brewery.  I hope the teams can bring in local craft breweries (like the Roughriders intended with the new stadium).

 

Drummer, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, hospitalized for heart issues, but is in good spirit & is recovering.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-hospital-cancel-day-of-errors-tour/

 

Charles Manson died on the weekend as well.  Now Americans can rest assured that their taxes aren’t going towards keeping him alive.

 

Well we lost AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young last weekend.  I hope this isn’t the end of AC/DC for the fans out there.  I’m not an AC/DC fan, I’m a Motorhead fan.  However you know what you’re getting when you purchase either one of these bands albums.  I just prefer the sound of Motorhead.  Here’s Muse doing AC/DC’s “Back in Black” with singer Bryan Johnson of AC/DC.

 

A handful of concerts I’d love to go to but the money tree is bare & some are just bad timing for others to go.  I’ve never seen Queens of the Stone Age live, & they’re touring with Royal Blood as their opener.  I’ve also never seen Stone Sour or Halestorm live.  I am going to Big Wreck’s 20th anniversary of their first album “In loving memory of….” though!

 

These 2 above are making their way to Saskatoon, but it’s a Sunday.  It’s a co-headlining tour with 2 or 3 other bands opening for them.

 

I’ve also never seen Queens of the Stone Age live.  It’s May long weekend & many people are busy or just aren’t a fan of their new album & have decided that driving to Alberta or Manitoba isn’t worth it.

 

Stone Temple Pilots first performance of the new song “Meadow” with new singer Jeff Gutt.

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

Advertisements

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe, & share, share, share, share, share please? 

I DID NOT REALIZE KIM HAD TODAY OFF WORK.  I’VE ADJUST THE NUMBERS FOR A 4 DAY WEEK

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

I don’t want to overload you with links, pick what you want to know about & feel free to skip the other stuff.  The www.youtube.com links are there for a point of reference if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

If you subscribe through Facebook, email, or your own blog site, there’s no need to visit the site.   

I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

I exercised to “Econoline Crush” 3 albums on shuffle.

400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 390 pushups, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, now 100 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I did 90 pushups on Monday, then figured I could suffer through 10 more the rest of the week.  I’d increase my crunches to 700-1000 but not until I’ve had back surgery.  At that point I’d throw my squats back into the routine as well.

My back is fine at the moment, it does flare up once in a while though.  I’ve had this issue since ’96 or ’97 in high school!

I can’t even imagine how people in my life felt when they heard the news that I had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Even now people ask if they can help me with something.  I get that, a guy who is physically disabled will say “Yes please” on most occasions.  I on the other hand try to figure out how to do things on my own.  It may take me longer or after a few tries & if I can’t figure it out, I’ll accept any help.

I know at times I can be stubborn about asking for help, that’s my pride taking over.  I like the challenge of trying to be more independent.  When I figure something out, that’s one less thing people don’t have to worry about me doing on my own.

I really don’t want others to worry about me.  If I need help with something I will ask.  Please don’t worry about me?  Hold my beer & watch this!

We have this upcoming week off.  Tuesday evening I made a list of our commitments for the week here.  Our week off became very busy, in a good way though.  Lots of people (7?) from out of town will be here to see us & partake in other festivities!

I’ll be checking Facebook & email, just no blog posts until Monday, September 4th.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Muse shared it.  New album sometime next year.

 

Top 40 Sci-Fi movies of the 21st Century so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/the-top-sci-fi-films-of-the-21st-century-20140515

 

Gene Simmons will be royally ticked off!

 

Audio interview with Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) & Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot).  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SWEET!  New Trivium on October 20th!  I know what Kim’s getting me for her birthday!  Hahahahahaha!

 

Baseball players can be very controversial.  They get millions of dollars to play a GAME.  Get over it, REALLY!

 

Don’t forget, the album “Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age is available today!!!  Of course I got it last night @ 10:00 pm Saskatchewan time.  I went to bed & listened to it.   I wasn’t if I should get up to rock out & dance or just lay there & listen to it 4 times?  I went with option number 2.

 

Neil Peart, Rush drummer, does not want to tour anymore.  Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson feel differently & are starting another project.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/rushs-geddy-lee-and-alex-lifeson-forming-new-project-as-leelifeson-report/?wasp=facebook-ads

 

I liked the last Taylor Swift album.  It was all pop music, no country music in sight.  I think she’s at that point where she can make whatever type of album she wants.  Full Disclaimer, I never thought I’d say ‘I liked a Taylor Swift album’

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swifts-look-what-you-made-me-do-her-new-dark-side-w499473

 

My staycation started Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

WEEKEND UPDATE/I’M TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT TRUMP ALSO, NO MORE OF THAT!

Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe, subscribe, & share, share, share, share, share please? 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.

Very disappointing, ah well you can’t win them all.  This site had 6 viewings by 5 people from Canada, the UK, India, & America.  On Facebook we hit 55 views.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you!

Pick what you want to know about & feel free to skip the other stuff.  The www.youtube.com links are there for a point of reference if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

Friday ended with me doing some stuff around here.  I made myself some covfefe, & watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose, in a game that doesn’t really matter much.  They’re not out of playoff contention mathematically but IF they get into a wild card spot, they likely won’t get much further, one game & they’re out.  When Kim got home we watched the rest of “Atypical” on Netflix!  I highly recommend this show.  It’s about a teenage boy in high school with Autism.  A real life fictional story.  A slightly younger sister who defends her brother at school, parents having a tough time, going to group sessions with other parents who have Autistic kids.  It’s funny, sad, frustrating, heartwarming, etc.  1 season of 8 episodes each 30 minutes long.

 

Saturday we drove out to Lumsden to a friend’s house for a birthday supper & cake!  EXCESSIVE amount of food!  All of it was good but “Oh My”!

 

Sunday will be full of coffee & baseball for me.

 

IF YOU’RE HERE FOR THE UPDATE, THAT’S ALL THAT I HAVE FOR YOU TODAY.

 

Get over it Bill!

http://loudwire.com/bill-ward-didnt-want-elitist-position-select-black-sabbath-shows/

 

Sorry, very brief baseball talk.

33 year old $20,000,000 Short Stop 66 games played.  7 home runs, 26 RBI, & .249 batting average

29 year old $520,200 Short Stop/Utility player 103 games played thus far.   He’s played 2nd base a lot too this year.  5 home runs, 47 RBI, & .216 batting average

I’ll take the 29 year old any day!  The 33 (in October) has a difficult contract to trade.  He’s guaranteed $20,000,000 a year until he retires.  Anyone who takes him is paying for the name on the back of the jersey.

Both are AMAZING defenders though!

 

I’ve been listening to Big Wreck, Iron Maiden, & Candlebox.

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

WASTED DAYS

If you like it, please share & subscribe?  If you don’t please give me feedback as to what would improve it for you?  I can’t please everyone but I can try.

Nice!  This site had 18 viewings by 16 people from Brazil, France, South Africa, Canada & America.  Please keep sharing people!  On Facebook we hit 103 views.  I can’t tell who is reading this but thank you.  As for who I see reading it on the website, all I see is the country & how many people from that country have viewed it.  If you’ve subscribed with your email I can see that as well.

I don’t want to overload you with links, pick what you want to know about & feel free to skip the other stuff.  The www.youtube.com links are there for a point of reference if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”

I got down to stretch for a bit to “Alter Bridge” the album “The Last Hero”

 

I tried doing a very light workout & just started coughing uncontrollably.  Started with crunches, tried to do 50 & was coughing by the time I reached 20 & figured I should stop, this was on Monday.  I guess no exercise until this cold is gone.  At least with the snow out there from last night I can justify having hot water with lemon & honey.

Tuesday & I’m still quite sick aka another wasted day in my eyes.  This cold has latched on & sunk it’s nails into me.  Kim got me some cold medication after talking with the pharmacist about what I could take without affecting my regular meds I take.  It’s weird to watch a baseball game sipping on hot water with lemon & honey mixed in.  Shouldn’t it be a hot dog & a beer?

I, of course, watched the baseball game last night & the Jays are actually winning here & there.  Their record isn’t pretty, but it’s coming around.  I’d never consider them a playoff contender despite more than 140 games left in the season. They are currently 6W-14L, not good!

Not much new here.  Wednesday morning & this cold will not let up.  Fell asleep coughing & woke up coughing.  My fever is gone though so I shouldn’t be sweating all day!

 

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

I just saw a photo saying Big Wreck are in the studio.  WOW fast turnaround!!!!!!!!!

 

Pentatonix shared it.  Their new video of “Can’t help falling in love”

 

Here it comes I guess, another huge movie from Marvel!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-movie-review-still-a-blast-w478256

 

Acoustic covers by Matt Heafy of Trivium

http://loudwire.com/watch-trivium-matt-heafy-cover-alice-in-chains-down-in-a-hole-sublime-santeria/

 

Between “Royal Blood” & “Paramore”, I’m not sure which album I’m anticipating the most after hearing the first single from each.

 

Hard to believe “Black Sabbath” released one of my favourite Black Sabbath albums the year I was born?

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-heaven-and-hell-album-anniversary/

 

This is why I watch baseball.  In the past 3 or 4 days, I’ve seen many things I’ve never seen before.  Neither have the retired baseball players broadcasting the game!

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL SOON!  I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH 3 HOURS OF BASEBALL A DAY!!!!

Share it, share it, & share it some more & please subscribe.  Remember, any questions or comments are always welcome!

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to anything & everything you can think of.  I had close to 3 liters of water yesterday.  I think I spent more time peeing in the washroom than I did sleeping in bed.

No, I didn’t hear each entire album.  I’d fall asleep about ½ or3/4 of the way through.  I got up had my 5 day/week breakfast of a hardboiled egg, black coffee, water, & a juice I make of blended fruits & vegetables that looks like baby poop but tastes really good.

I had my breakfast then had to empty the dishwasher & hand wash some dishes.  So I popped on some “Fine Young Cannibals”

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

I’m not kidding about the baseball thing.  “Blue Jays in 30” is for when I’m not around a TV.  I know what you’re thinking “Just watch it on a cell phone”.  No!  That totally defies the purpose of owning a large HD TV!

We really didn’t do much of anything but watch the first season (7 45 minute episodes) of Riverdale on Netflix after Hannah went home that morning.  It’s an odd show.  In the Archie comics the characters were very different than I remember.  I think what I wrote on my Facebook timeline suits it very well.

Live action + Archie comic characters + Dateline = Riverdale.  It’s weird but totally sucked me in, then Kim joined the party!  The gangs all there, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Josie & The Pussycats and more.  I guess the Facebook timeline calls it a teen drama.  I guess so Archie’s dad is played by Luke Perry, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210.

My sciatic nerve is holding up fairly well.  I’m hoping to get an appointment this week with my chiropractor?  My message therapist recommended it before my back goes haywire again.

I’ve got a question for anyone out there.  Have you seen the animated movie “Sing”, & how was it?

 

Ed Sheeran tops the weekly charts!  Deservedly so.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheerans-divide-totals-best-sales-week-of-2017-w471763

 

10 best hard rock albums of ‘97

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

Of course I’d choose Foo Fighters, but I’ll have to add a 2nd since they included a Canadian band

Believe it or not Canada Econoline Crush just signed with a new label & are supposedly in the studio!

 

Korn drummer quits to start a different band.

http://loudwire.com/former-korn-drummer-david-silveria-new-band-core-10/

Corn or Korn don’t sit well with me.  Real corn makes me “choke” for some strange reason?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-compare-trumpcare-to-johnny-depp-in-pirates-sequels-w471787

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

 

Oh do I like Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m tired, I hear the couch calling me.  It needs a friend, the love seat must’ve left?  I’d better check on the couch.

 

Now a few songs I’ve played in the past.  I have our set list from the U of R Engineering Beerfest in 2002.  It was a sold out crowd 500 people.  None of us will ever be in front of that many people at once again.  It was fun and that was our goal!

Our lead guitar player, Rydell, sang this & played the solo.  I took over the rest of the guitar.

Yep, I managed to hit these notes.  I still listen to U2.

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

STUPID NERVE……………….STILL?!?!

Feedback is more than welcome!

Share it, share it, & share it some more & please subscribe.  Remember, any questions or comments are always welcome!

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

I fell asleep to “Halestorm” their 3 Eps of cover songs 6 songs on each EP.

Don’t feel as though you have to click on every link.

Being at home while doing nothing but stretching, being limited as to what you can do with a pinched nerve is OK for about a few days or a week, but 2 months is WAY too long.  I’m bored though, I would like to do something productive & when I try to do something I go “Rrrrrrrrrright, that’s why I can’t do this!”  I don’t remember what it was like out of my rehabilitation center, but I don’t think it was this awkward?  I’ve been sitting around doing just about nothing for around 2 months other than very light exercise & stretching.  We’ve got my referral to a physio therapist, were just waiting for them to call when they have an opening.  I’m OK until I stand, then after about 5 seconds of standing everything tightens up.  My foot starts to tingle, the back of my knee gets sore, my calf gets very sore, & my butt cheek gets incredibly sore.

The good thing that has happened is that I’m pretty sure I survived the holidays without packing on the pounds!  More & more of my shirts are fitting me!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

25 years ago on January 17th Green Day released the album “Kerplunk”, the predecessor to “Dookie”

 

I guess ‘Audioslave’ are reuniting for one show.

http://loudwire.com/audioslave-reunite-prophets-of-rage-friends-anti-inaugural-ball/

 

It’s Jonathan Davis’ 48th birthday today.  The singer from Korn.  I can’t tell you much about Korn I was never really into them.  They were HUGE in the late ‘90s & early 2000s though.

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

 

“Dust” by Tremonti was the 3rd studio album.  Many people call it the best of the 3 albums.  I’d have to disagree with the “All I Was” or “Cauterize” albums were my personal favourites.  Here is a song from each album in order of release beginning with the album “All I Was”

All n’ all it’s subjective.  I’m not the norm in this case.

 

25 most anticipated TV shows of 2017.  Because I don’t watch enough TV?  Rrrrrright!

That was easy only one I’d like to see is the TV series of “Fargo”.  We don’t get the app for Hulu in Regina, HBO is expensive ($20/month) & we’ve never checked for the FX channel?

 

On March 10th Sub Pop, the Seattle based music label, will release the remixed and expanded reissue of Soundgarden’s Ultramega OK.

It’s available for preorder on iTunes, but I think I’m good this is for you if you like.  I don’t really listen to their 2nd album much, “Louder Than Love”

 

The Agonist shared it……

 

The awkward moment when Trump attended a Black Sabbath concert

http://www.nme.com/news/music/black-sabbaths-tony-iommi-describes-awkward-time-donald-trump-attended-bands-gig-1948051?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-18-jan-18-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Jamiroquai are back & cool again.  I only have random songs all from their greatest hits album on iTunes which has over 50 songs I believe.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/whisper-jamiroquai-cool-heres-1949462

 

20 albums that will turn 20 years old this year.  Now I feel really old.  I was in grade 11 at the time they were released??????????????????????????????

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/albums-turning-20-in-2017-1942223

Yes, I own these 3 & a few more………………………….on CD.

 

Article with Mark Tremonti (singer/guitarist for Tremonti also guitarist & co-writer for Alter Bridge)

https://thesymphonyofrock.com/2017/01/16/mark-tremonti-the-lean-mean-writing-machine/

I think I got very close to the long note at the once out of the 8 or 9 times we rehearsed it & played once?

 

I listened to the “Dystopia” album by “Megadeth” that was released in January of 2016.  I liked it for a while then I did like it & this time around, I’d say it’s not too bad.

 

Best hard rock albums of 2007

http://loudwire.com/10-best-hard-rock-albums-of-2007/

CENSORED LANGUAGE ONLY AT THE BEGINNING, THEN YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!!!

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

I MISS MY EXERCISE

Share it, share it, & share it some more & please subscribe.

I fell asleep to “Bruno Mars” his newest album “24K Magic”

This where I tell you my exercise music & how much of what I did.  So 10 crunches lame week!  I’m just stretching still so this is what will be/is playing in the house today “The Damned Things”, “Lamb of God”, & maybe some more “Foo Fighters” time permitting.

Email subscription www.amillionmilesawayblog.com

Facebook subscription https://www.facebook.com/A-Million-Miles-Away-Blog-1597618270456002/

Don’t feel as though you have to click on every link.

 

I had a great Christmas other than one tiny thing.  FOOD!!!  I swear it was following me & there was always more around the corner.  I think I did OK though.  I haven’t weighed myself since I hit 233 a few months ago, but every piece of clothing that fit me then, still fits me now.  I have a large frame, for me to be less than 215 pounds is attainable anything under that number would be a bad joke.  A bag of “Skin & Bones”.  Too much food, it doesn’t help that I gag on a bite a mashed, boiled, or baked potato either.  I don’t really care for turkey or roasted fowl in general.  I’ll eat turkey but potatoes are not for me unless they’re French fries with ketchup or fries in a poutine (with cheese curds & gravy) that you’ll regret eating later on because you’re so full & weighted down.  Weighing myself is just a number on a scale for me.  “How do I feel?” or “Do my clothes fit me like they should?”

I’ll go walking with Kim helping me after work & on the weekend.  My leg is just being annoying at the moment.  My message therapist suggested it, standing up & moving my legs more & book another appointment with my chiropractor.  Also purchase special socks for my over curled toes that will also help my drop foot.

I have to wait for Kim to be around or I might fall, I’ve already done that enough, not lately, I think maybe in the summer I did?

 

I just watched the World Junior hockey gold medal game I recorded since I knew I’d miss most of it while at my massage appoint men & I always record extra time if it’s a live sporting event.  I’d have to say that was my style of hockey since watching Wayne Gretzky with the Oilers in the early 1980s!  Really fast & open game, just from one scoring zone to the other.  Not much play in the neutral zone & no fighting/really dumb penalties.  If hockey players really want to fight, I say meet in the parking lot after the game wearing shoes.  I’m still not really a fan of the NHL.  It’s so watered down now.  To finish with a shootout in a championship or playoff game just isn’t right.  “Mom, Dad, can I stay up to watch however many periods of overtime?”  That was me in the ‘80s & early ‘90s

 

Foo Fighters do a top 10 after a week of performing on David Letterman before releasing their last album “Sonic Highways”

 

Bruno Mars carpool karaoke.  I just REALLY like Bruno Mars.  He’s like a little bit of James Brown, Michael Jackson, & The Police rolled into one.

 

I don’t think we have “Record Store Day” in Canada?  I don’t have a record player anyways, I do like the idea which started 10 years ago.  I did have a small record collection before I was ill.  It included U2’s “The Joshua Tree”, Tool’s “Lateralus”, Def Lepards “Hysteria”, Led Zeppelins’ “II”, & Foo Fighters “One by One” among others.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/record-store-day-announces-10-year-celebration-w459166

 

So Big Wreck’s 3rd guitarist has left the band still on good terms though, and now there are 4 people in the band.  Back as it was with 4 members in the late ‘90s & early 2000s.  FYI-Don’t jump into a mosh pit & break your nose to this song then lie to the guy in the first aid tent so you can stand behind the mosh pit to hear the end of the same song & I speak from experience!

 

Ed Sheeran only released 2 singles, I don’t buy singles.  I’ll wait for a full album release.  Sucks I really like his stuff!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheerans-castle-on-the-hill-shape-of-you-w459340

 

Halestorm released a 6 song EP of cover songs today.  I’ll likely purchase it, but we’ll see?

 

Who ever thought they see John Mayer on stage with Dave Chappelle covering Nirvana?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/dave-chappelle-john-mayer-nirvana-cover-1936315?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-6-jan-2016-06-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

8 reasons 2016 didn’t suck so much.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Walk off the Earth shared it……

 

Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath founder & guitarist, offers an update after his medical scare.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-tony-iommi-lump-throat-non-cancerous/

 

Alter Bridge shared it……

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS?

 

Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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