40th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY/MUSE – SIMULATION THEORY

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Music from this weekend!  “Foo Fighters”, “The Struts”, “Boston”, “Norman Greenbaum”, “Young MC”, & “Muse”

 

The BIG 40th wedding anniversary of my parents was on Saturday.  Yes, I’m 38.  They had me the same year they were to turn 21, I came along before their 21st birthdays.  My birthday is in January.  My brother came into the mix in 1987.  Yeah, 7 years between Mitch & I.  He’s bigger than me, especially now that I’m in a wheelchair!  Hahahahaha!

I don’t speak well so I wrote the speech & Mitch read it, added a few things & delivered the speech at the party.  My immediate family means the world to me, there’s no way I could live in a different city, province, or country.  My in-laws celebrate their 40th anniversary next weekend.  Unfortunately we won’t see them until Christmas.

It was a lot like our wedding for me.  Lots of visiting not enough drinking at the OPEN BAR!!!

Sunday was at my parents’ house.  Make your own bun which, drink whatever, & watch the Grey Cup if you like.  Kim’s not a football fan & with Calgary & Ottawa in the game, nobody really cared to watch it.  We went around 1:00 pm then came home around 7:00 pm.  Good times & a TON of people to catch up with!

Sunday was for the friends & family who didn’t have to travel home until Monday.

 

If you don’t believe in climate change, can I ask you why?

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/federal-climate-change-report-759793/?fbclid=IwAR2cYuSo2KGlLM_jdLpcX1Mn4F-1qorutPkfPhuiRCVkUxFk_o_hlh_e9jM

 

That’s all until the New Year.  Be safe & have fun.  I’ll catch you on January 2nd 2019.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, & enjoy some time off of work!

 

MUSE – SIMULATION THEORY released Nov. 9, 2018.

I really like Muse, the album “The Resistance” was their first time doing an almost completely electronic album.  Good in theory, for me it was a very weak album.  If there was ever a progressive pop album, “Simulation Theory” would be it.  This album really reminds me of U2’s “Achtung Baby” & I love that U2 album.  Everybody is saying all of the Muse albums sounded the same.  Sure, some of them did.  This is a band I’ll likely never see live, so it will likely remain on my bucket list.  All I hear is “You gotta see them live”.  This is their 8th studio album.  If you were to put U2, Coldplay, the first 3 Radiohead albums, with a dash of Dream Theater in a blender, you’d have Muse!

You can’t make everyone happy all of the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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P.S. Kim has today off, so I do too!  This week will be my normal exercise for 4 days, then 3 exercises 3 days a week.  Then a 6 or 7 complete break around Christmas.

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MOVIES/WEEKEND UPDATE

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Music from this weekend!  “Coheed & Cambria”, “Boston”, “Big Wreck”, “The Struts”.

 

We left Saturday morning for Thanksgiving with Kim’s family.  I tried not to overeat, but Kim’s mom is a caterer/chef aka lots of sugary goodness!  We had Thanksgiving at her aunt’s place again this year Saturday for supper.  Went to Kim’s parents’ house that night.  First time I’ve been inside their house since 2007.  Brewster liked being there too!

We went back to Kim’s aunt’s place on Sunday, for some pie & other goodies.  Too much of a good thing (lots of sugar that my body isn’t used to, but I can’t complain)!  We drove back to Regina after visiting her aunt’s place.

Today I went to the Roughrider game to see the visiting Edmonton Eskimos against the home town Riders.  The Riders won……………….ugly though!  The final score was 17-12?

 

MOVIES

Yes, we have a large collection of blu-rays & DVDs here.  TV series & movies.  With all of the TV shows back on this fall, & nothing good on TV but “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on during the day, which I record & watch with Kim ASAP when she gets home.  It will take me 5 days to watch a movie.  Currently I just finished watching “Deadpool 2” for the 3rd time at home & 1 time in the theater.  I’ve watched more than a few movies multiple times.  Mostly cartoons & comedies.

 

Deadpool 2

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

 

Star Wars Episode 7 & 8

 

TROLLS

 

FINDING NEMO & FINDING DORY

Our blu-ray of the original “Deadpool” is currently lent to Sherry & James.  I’ve watched at least 15 times.

Many other movies & concert shows.

 

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY/BOSTON

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Kim took Brewster for the weekend to see her parents.  I had all of this stuff on the weekend to do booked a long time ago.  Kim & Brewster are back now.

Music throughout the weekend.  “Metallica”, “Chromeo”, “Tremonti”, “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”, “Dead Sara”, & “Devin Townsend Project”

 

I went to the Saskatchewan Roughriders game Friday evening with my parents as usual.  First game of the regular season & we won 27-19.  I refuse to consume alcohol at the games.  $9 for one generic Pilsner.  If you double that, I can buy a case of 15 beers for $18.  I guess my pop was $6 though.

I forgot to bring my sugarless gum which keeps my mouth moist throughout the game.  One piece of it will conquer my dry mouth for an entire game & no need to rush off to the washroom either, it stays tasty too.

Saturday evening dad, his friend Dale & I went to a rum & bourbon tasting at Willow Park.  Very informative & a good intro to bourbon.  3 different types of rum & 3 types of bourbon.  ½ ounce of each & the table was set for everyone.  We also had some bread & a bottle of water to cleanse our palate between each taste.

After the tasting, each person gets a small discount, 10% I think?  I got a 26 ounce bottle of one of the rums & 12 Samuel Adams beer brewed in Boston.  I love rum & I’ve developed a taste for bourbon now, although I have yet to purchase bourbon.

Father’s Day!  My mom isn’t feeling great, I stayed home.  Kim came home & picked me up as I wanted to give my dad a mixed 6 pack of beer & I needed 1 other 6 pack to give him something different from what I had.  Delivered dad’s gift & picked up my pill refills.

 

BOSTON

I only have their self-titled album.  8 songs & they’re all really good!  You’ll likely know the first track.  The rest are FANTASTIC!  I wish somebody had told me how good this album is years ago!

 

I may have to look into getting a few more ‘Boston’ albums.

 

So……….Trump’s plan to “Make America Great Again” is basically bullying other countries?  I think it’s time to stop calling it the “G6 + 1 summit” to just the “G6 summit”.  He’s already taken America out of many other international agreements.  I say kick him to the curb and Canada should take a stab at being a neutral country!  Wait………Trudeau might have to think.  A pretty face like that shouldn’t have to think!

https://ca.yahoo.com/finance/news/letter-containing-suspicious-white-powder-171538259.html

 

Riders won & the Blue Jays won Friday,  Saturday, & today!

 

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KELLY CLARKSON

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”, followed by “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”, followed by “Queens of the Stone Age the album “Villains”

 

I exercised to “Boston” the self-titled album.  “…I turned on some music to start my day….”

Very short album though!

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with the amount of Donald Trump on social media?  I do & I try to avoid it as much as possible.  He’s just EVERYWHERE!  We’ll see what happens in the next week or so?  Harvey Weinstein has been singled out as a sexual monster, yet Trump seems to have avoided his accusers?  I think Trump deserves the same fate as Weinstein or worse since Trump is president?  !  How do you go from the best president in my lifetime to the worst ever?

I live in Canada & I avoid politics, yet I’m bombarded with Trump non-sense every waking hour, I’m not on twitter, & I don’t own a cell phone!

Unfortunately cancer didn’t make Trump disappear, just me for 4 ½ years.  As much as I don’t like Trump, I would never wish for anyone to be harmed in any way.  If you ask me, he’s just making work for the next president to tend to!

 

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

Kristen Bell (Magnum P.I.) & Dave (Letterman) Grohl rock out to Frozen/Metallica!

Alice Cooper interviewed by Dave (Letterman) Grohl

Alice Cooper with Foo Fighters!

 

Jimmy Kimmel is with his family this week as his youngest son (maybe a year old) is having issues with his heart again.  His child was born with heart issues.  I wish the best for Jimmy Kimmel & his family.  There’s a different host on his show each night this week.

 

 

KELLY CLARKSON (Meaning of Life)

If you’ve ever wondered if she could pull off Aretha Franklin, the question is YES.  Fantastic album with a throwback feel to the 60s, 70s, & early 80s.  Here are a few previous hits.

I don’t own all of her albums.  I’ve got a song or 2 from her 1st & 3rd album.  I have nothing from her previous album “Piece by Piece”.  This new album “Meaning of Life” is VERY good, so here are a few tracks from it.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Alice Cooper” the album “Paranormal”, “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, & finally “INXS” their “Greatest Hits”

Yeah, bonus live tracks at the end of this album.

 

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so dark?”

 

Exercise total this week; 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 300 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dressed in workout attire, & no breakfast.  Once I finish my exercises, then I allow myself to have breakfast, shower, put on clean clothes, & usually in this room to work on the next blog.  Yep, I hit my goal every day this week.

I do get quiet exhausted after my 60 pushups.  I leave them for the end since I’m useless after them.  I roll on to my side or back since it’s easier to breathe!  I start my exercises on my back, crunches & leg lifts, once I roll on to my stomach & do ½ of my back flexes, I’m breathing pretty heavy already!  I end up doing some of my planking for a bit.  Once the back flexes & planking is done, then I’ll do a set of 20-30 pushups, then fish with 2 sets of 20 or a set of 30.

After I shower, I check to see if my balance has improved with my hands hovering by my transfer pole.  Some days are really good, & most days are bad.  When it’s a bad day I’ll try a few more times.  That’s the reason for the wheelchair & exercising!  I need to start walking with my walker at least once a week, if not 3 times a week.  When I do, I can tell that my exercising makes a HUGE improvement each time!  That being said, I’ve still have a long road ahead of me.

 

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

 

Chris Martin of “Coldplay” covers “Linkin Park” in tribute to Chester Bennington

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-coldplays-chris-martin-cover-linkin-parks-crawling-w495462

 

I’m just easing my way into the world of “Slipknot”.  So far I have no complaints!

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

 

The Agonist shared it……………..

 

Article with “Live” front man Ed Kowalczyk

https://www.alternativenation.net/ed-kowalczyk-live-road-to-mental-jewelry-25-years-later/

 

Paul McCartney played drums on the Foo Fighters’ album!!!

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/paul-mccartney-plays-drums-on-foo-fighters-new-album/

 

Most anticipated hard rock albums for 2017

http://loudwire.com/paul-mccartney-guests-foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-pop-star-cameo-still-mystery/#photogallery-1=1

 

Odd, Gene Simmons is white & complains as much, if not more, than most people I know?

 

Alice Cooper I missed in July is downloading at the moment “Paranormal”

 

Looooong article of 10 things we didn’t know about “Def Leppard’s” album ‘Hysteria’!  The 10 things are highlighted followed by long descriptions, that’s all you really need to see, unless you’d like to read more.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/def-leppards-hysteria-10-things-you-didnt-know-w495277

 

Tentative album release date in the fall for “Trivium”

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/trivium-and-arch-enemy-to-join-forces-for-north-american-tour-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/

 

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

 

I looked at my iPod today.  The “Paramore” album “After Laughter” & the “Alter Bridge” album “The Last Hero” are burning it up at over 90+ plays each!  “Big Wreck’s” album “Grace Street” is a close 2nd at 70+.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SICK, STRETCHING, & PLAYING BASS LINES ON MY GUITAR

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, followed by “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Boston” the album “Boston”

 

Well, it’s Thursday and I’ve got a cold really well.  My entire body is sore, I’ve got what sounds like a smoker’s cough, & every time I cough, I bring up phlegm from the deep.  I also have a sinus headache.  I thought a cod was supposed to get better after a few days.  Kim touched my forehead before she left for work.  She said it felt warm, no surprise to me.

I’ve been stretching every day & practicing guitar.  I find teaching myself guitar frustrating.  I know what to do, my left hand disagrees.  I never really practiced the first time around.  Picked up my mom’s old acoustic, learned some bass lines, & helped Rob learn bass.  About a year later I got my first guitar for my 21st birthday.

 

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.

 

Who enjoys some “Chevelle”?  Here are the albums ranked by Loud Wire.

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

 

Yep, Paramore, Royal Blood & Linkin Park are all available for preorder on iTunes!  Holy “Blondie” & “Devo” pop music from Paramore!

 

Really cool video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Linkin Park.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE these movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Donald Trump.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-donald-trump-one-term-president/

 

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SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “U2”  “The best of U2” from 1980 – 1990

 

Not much happening until next week with my sciatic nerve.  My doctor had a death in the family, as well as his own operation.  My chiropractor has some time off at the moment.  I’ll be on the couch icing my back and watching TV, listening to music, & feeling useless.  It’s the worst it’s ever been since I can remember & it’s just getting worse.  I really can’t do anything at the moment.  Kim’s really helping me out with food, pills or whatever I’m trying to do that she sees me struggling with.

 

10 things you can learn about Dave Mustaine by who he follows on Twitter.

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-dave-mustaine-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

New Linkin Park for preorder!!!!!!!!  Full release on May 19thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.  Just shows that lessons aren’t always needed but can help if you aspire to improve your skills.

https://allthatshreds.com/whats-new-alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-interview/

 

The Nintendo Switch

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/5-reasons-why-the-nintendo-switch-might-actually-be-genius-w467770/the-joy-cons-are-really-clever-w467775?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

Yep, Pentatonix shared it again…………….

 

What have I been listening to while doing nothing all day?

Big Wreck

 

Boston

 

Ascot Royals

 

Coheed & Cambria

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megadeth

 

Why did no one tell me the Boston album was so good?  Anyways, you probably won’t hear from me for a while.

 

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