WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BLACK SABBATH

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4 day exercise total; 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 squats, 200 back flexes, 400 curls, 140 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 140 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Coheed and Cambria” the album “No World for Tomorrow”

I exercised to “Pearl Jam” the album “Pearl Jam”

 

Truth be told I did ALL of my exercises on Monday & Wednesday.  Went to my family cabin on Tuesday with my parents to drop off a few things.  I figured I might as well do the same thing on Wednesday.

Yesterday we spent WAY too much time trying to correct problems with what iTunes has made.  I must be their favourite person to talk to, Monday –Wednesday, I’ve called the support line 4-6 times.  Kim’s smarter than me & we’ll get it done tonight or tomorrow.  I’m not touching it today until Kim’s home.

Summer is hear & we’ll be taking a staycation next week.  I’ll check my email & Facebook, but I won’t resume these posts until Sunday, July 7th.  Kim has this Friday off work, so our staycation for me starts now!

ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS PLEASE.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GAY TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY!  I’m heterosexual & I believe that every individual has the right to spend their life with whoever they love.              

 

The more I think of what I told the doctor at the appointment, the more I think of what is likely my biggest issue.  I told the doctor this at the end just before I left the office, I should have started with this.  I don’t want to be a burden to anyone, & that’s what likely causes me to get frustrated so easily.  If I want to go somewhere, someone has to take me to my destination.  If it’s something I think I can do on my own, I get frustrated that I need assistance & that individual will do it differently than I will.  I wasn’t like that before I had cancer.

I look at things now this way, “If I can’t do this on my own by now, why am I doing all of this exercise?”  I’m not about to give up on my exercise.  I want to be more independent.

I’ve really never been on this side of the fence before.  I think, I’m not positive, but a handful of people in high school would come to me if they had an issue.  Other than that I just kept my head down & tried not to stir the pot.  I had problems with other students that seemed to seek me out to verbally abuse me.  My home life is & always has been happy & upbeat.  My parents are together & have likely become closer after 40 years of marriage (41 in November).  Same with my grandparents.

There are a LOT more people who have dealt with more than I have, so I see it again as “Why can’t I get myself out of this rut?”  I’ve usually been the person willing to help others & now I need help?  Since when?  This is new territory for me, & it feels weird.

I really hated elementary & high school.  I finished high school with an 80% average or higher every year, despite my inner attitude.  All of that verbal abuse from the time I took my bicycle to school in grade 2 & I didn’t say a word about any of it to anyone.  There’s a photo of me at the after-grad party with the biggest cheesy grin on my face, because I was so happy to be set free!

 

At the moment “The Struts” & “Dead Sara” are ruling my music world!

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

Even as a concert goer, I hate cell phone cameras at any type of live show.  Put your phone away & enjoy the show.  If you’re taking a video or photo at least have the courtesy to ask if you’re blocking someone’s view of the show.  FYI, when you get home, that video will look & sound terrible.

My iPod Touch will take photos & videos.  If I’m out, it will stay here at home.  I have no issue with anybody having a cell phone.  I do wish they came with an operation manual though that said “For use in these instances….”  “Not recommended for the following situations…..”  I guess more of an etiquette guide.

With a 90% success rate, Dave Mustaine can beat his throat cancer.  He thanks his family, friends, & fans for all of the support.

https://loudwire.com/megadeth-dave-mustaine-thanks-fans-support-cancer-fight/?fbclid=IwAR0ItfS2A3ts95A1kG0KJ6uh_2UVmuG1vYKOPbbLPke5_00fa4fhhdS5HmY

Fighter planes to shoot down UFOs were called Foo Fighters & that’s where Dave Grohl got the name.  He was really into science fiction at the time.  He even made a cameo on “The X-Files”.

I’ve also become a big fan of 4 “Coheed and Cambria” albums lately.

“Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV”   2005 release

“No World for Tomorrow”   2007 release

“The Color Before the Sun”   2015 release

“The Unheavenly Creatures”   2018 release

 

BLACK SABBATH

There’s always a debate about who created the “Metal” genre & Black Sabbath is always in the discussion.  For that reason alone I’m going with Black Sabbath being the pioneers of metal music.  Some of their stuff I find too slow & bordering on boring.  I do have 13 albums with Ozzy Osbourne & other singers on different albums.  The song “Black Sabbath” is one of those boring songs to me.

I saw an interview years ago with guitarist Tony Iommi.  The day before they were about to either tour or record their first album he cut the tip of his finger off while he was working his last day at a steel factory.  He tried a TON of things on the tip of his fingers on his fretting hand but nothing worked.  He just learned how to play with no tips on his fingers.

No, I won’t put a song from all of the albums I own.  I’ll give you a small sample of Ozzy Osbourne as the lead vocalist & the 3 albums that Ronnie James Dio sang on.

 

1970   BLACK SABBATH

 

1980   HEAVEN AND HELL

 

1981   MOB RULES

 

1992   DEHUMANIZER

 

Here are some of their classic songs

Are athletes not supposed to show their emotion & act like robots with no emotion?  Why are NHL players allowed to celebrate a goal, football players are allowed to celebrate after a touchdown or field goal, basketball players celebrate a win, or soccer players run around & rip their jersey off?  How dare a baseball player celebrate ANYTHING?  Time to come out of the dark ages MLB!  This broadcaster played until the mid-1990s!

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/red-sox-broadcaster-dennis-eckersley-calls-out-marcus-stromans-antics-213647496.html

July 31st is the trade deadline for MLB.  If the rumours are true, Blue Jays might make a HUGE trade that could potentially hurt them.  Aaron Sanchez was pegged to be “The best starting pitcher in all of baseball”, that never happened though.  Marcus Stroman is arguably in the top 5 starting pitchers in the league or at least in the top 10.  There is talk that they’ll trade 1B Justin Smoak, SP Marcus Stroman, SP Aaron Sanchez & perhaps another player I can’t think of.  Justin Smoak & Aaron Sanchez would be at the top of my list to get rid of.  Every team is looking for pitching.  Why would they even consider trading a top 10 pitcher who’s not even 28, under contract for another year at just over $500,000 & his agent isn’t anything like Sanchez’s agent who is well known for wanting the most money & longest term contract he can get?  What do they expect in return for trading Marcus Stroman?  Maybe 3 top pitching prospects?  If everyone is looking for pitching, there can’t be much out there?  Even young prospects are still just a maybe in the future.

 

As good as I feel after I exercise, I do need a break from time to time.  A summer break sounds really good.  I’m kind of tired, just seems like a good idea since Kim is off work.  I know I’ll end up doing some type of exercise.  That’s just what I’m used to doing.

 

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4 day exercise total; 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 squats, 200 back flexes, curls, yoga, & stretching.

I fell asleep to “Wide Mouth Mason” the album “Where I Started”

I exercised to “Paramore” the album “After Laughter”

 

What do I do after my exercises?  I keep myself busy.  I exercise from 1 hour or 1 & ½ hours.  Eat my breakfast, shower.  Do whatever needs to be done here, have lunch, check my email & other stuff.  Then hit the couch around 2:00 pm to watch some TV.  I do that, but I always feel like I’m “Chasing Yesterday”.  It’s a Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album title.

Now that I have dumbbells, I keep them by my feet & randomly pick them up to do more curls with my left/weaker arm which still shakes uncontrollably.  I don’t even use heavy weights.  Only 10 pound weights for curls, I do 100 on my left arm & 80 with my right arm.  There is a visual difference between the 2 arms.

I also work on my tricep muscles with a 5 pound weight.  The exercise with your elbow pointing up & the weight behind your head with one arm.  Then during the day I’ll pick up a weight & do some exercise on my left arm while watching some TV.

Working with the weights seems to be a better workout than the pushups & tricep lifts I used to do.  Different muscles though.  At least my uncontrollable left arm seems to be stronger after 2 days of weights.  The yoga & stretching help quite a bit too.  I’m glad I brought the yoga back into the routine!

Yes we went back to the “Toyota” dealership Thursday after Kim finished work.  She got a 5 year lease on a new Toyota RAV 4.  It should be here in a month.  I felt & still feel sick to my stomach the further we drove away from the dealership.  “YAY let’s make car payments for the rest of our lives & never own a car!”  Might as well move into an apartment.  All I can hear in my head is “We can’t afford that” on repeat.  Happy wife = tightly wound ball of stress husband.  5 year lease & we should buy it at that time.

She deals with the money, while I worry about EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m still ready to throw up violently.  She says this way is better for us.  I said “OK, if you say so?”

Toyota’s “….got me firmly by the short & curlies…..”

Kim is much more responsible with money than I am.  If she can make it work, & she can, I shouldn’t stress out as much as I do.

Please don’t ask?  I can’t tell you how much the payments are other than, more than our 2014 fully loaded Hyundai Santa Fe.  We need a new vehicle why?  Our Santa Fe is still under 38,000 km.

 

 

Slash confirms new Guns n’ Roses music on the way

https://loudwire.com/slash-new-guns-n-roses-music-absolutely-happening/?fbclid=IwAR2Rww2cugLpVf_12TzFpTy0EN9R1NMd2HMeOEQ6JarRTdk09rD-BzHwsCg

25th Anniversary of “Throwing Copper” by Live.  Unheard song from that recording process.

https://loudwire.com/live-hold-me-up-throwing-copper-outtake/?fbclid=IwAR0RscPO_yVUeAVdypLnLoJujzzfv6I34-u2OrNS8DynFF7xfScCkhUMJag

Moby cancels tour.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/moby-cancels-uk-book-tour-natalie-portman-841775/?fbclid=IwAR31hDKoXNRIs0gQo3bCws5HnUtvC1W27m89WCoxsXGHOdgkrCF8Dh7hhec

I watched a little CNN on Wednesday.  Nancy Pelosi wants to wait until she can put together an iron clad case.  She should jump right in after hearing Robert Mueller’s statement earlier this week.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/democratic-candidates-impeachment-mueller-statement-841690/?fbclid=IwAR26mJVLMa31ls4SMgKDfHqyd9CXWP7kZbUGRxkUAeOXQVBPApDGLtaYvFE

How will “Lamb of God” have the time to record a new album if they just finished playing on Slayer’s farewell tour & now playing a festival in Copenhagen?  Still so many releases to come, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Highly Suspect, Pearl Jam & 4 albums that I know are recorded from other groups but not released yet.  I hope the anniversary albums don’t count as a new release?  The one album I do have on preorder, & I’ve had it on preorder since March, is a new Sum 41 set for release July 19th.  Their last 2 albums are impressive, very good hard rock albums!

I’ve known this for a while.  Alter Bridge are having a listening party at the end of September for their new album.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/alter_bridge_is_mixing_the_new_album_as_we_speak.html?fbclid=IwAR0Bsx3VLmpxrjWZ39Wa3HYiZdg7_fhuMtjSMk-y9fQ3t4IaZqc83n1keTk

I LOVE the fact that more bands are not allowing cell phones into their concerts!  I wonder what a concert in the 1980s was like?  Probably fun & relaxing….wait….that’s the same all of the time for me!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/judas-priest-rob-halford-kick-cell-phone-842433/?fbclid=IwAR0Zoqzcq5lPo1JQGzM8KswFfynxgHeuqKOeHfl5jIlVuof1nqr5kI56p2s

 

ANDY McKEE

I can’t tell you much about him.  I never bothered to look into his information.  He’s American, plays acoustic guitar by finger picking through the majority if not all of his songs.  I don’t believe there’s any singing involved.  I have one album of his & it’s all instrumental.  He has 4 albums, 2 EPs, a few singles, & a collaboration with 2 or 3 others on a full album, so says iTunes.

 

2009   DREAMCATCHER

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/FALL OUT BOY

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Friday ended with us getting ready for Saturday.

My family, including Sherry & James, came over for pizza & Kim made carrot cupcakes.  I had no plans to have a birthday celebration this year.  Corey & Jolene’s daughter, 4 year old Hannah, asked “auntie” Kim if I was having a birthday party & if she was invited.  So I had a birthday party.  Hannah helped me blow out the candle on my cupcake after pizza.

I was considering a carrot cake from a bakery with “My Little Pony” on it for Hannah, so I know she’d like it.  It will taste the same no matter what’s on it!  I figured “As long as Hannah has a fun time”.

My birthday wasn’t really on Saturday, it’s on Tuesday but I can’t really drink multiple Guinness beer & Electric Cherry beer on Tuesday.  That’s when I exercise, back to the grind tomorrow & perhaps some fish tacos somewhere close for supper.  I don’t need anything fancy a pint of beer & some fish tacos is more than good enough for me!

Today is just getting ready for the week, boiling eggs, making a veggie juice, Kim has gone grocery shopping, etc.  Pretty normal Sunday for us.

 

Fall Out Boy – M A N I A

I like this album.  I don’t love it & I don’t hate it, I like it.  I would never consider them as a “rock” band.  More as a guitar based pop band.  If you’re looking for a rock band, you’re at the wrong place.  Their first album just suddenly appeared in my iTunes music years ago.  They use a lot of samples from older groups, at least on their last 3 albums, including this one.  I’d prefer a band that performs the song & play with a recorded backing track made by someone else, that’s probably why I don’t listen to rap music.  I’d give this album 3/5 stars.  The album is only 10 songs long.  I prefer longer albums of 12 or more songs, unless it’s “Dream Theater” or “Opeth”, then 5 songs that have a few songs around 8 minutes & 20 minutes.

Singer, Patrick Stump, explains the song writing process in “Fall Out Boy”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-fall-out-boys-patrick-stump-break-down-cinematic-new-song-church-w515942

 

I don’t know of any album release dates other than “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger” on March 9th.  Lead singer for “Alter Bridge”

 

Jack White has banned cell phones at his concerts.  Here’s my slightly different approach.

Cell Phones.  Turn it to vibrate, keep it with you for emergency. Warn people before the show (like in movie theaters). If it vibrates, step out to receive the text or call. If the musicians see your phone on they should stop, since you’re busy with your text or email, until security tosses the person out. I wonder what people did before cell phones? Right they went to a concert & enjoyed it for the memorable experience!

My friend from grade 9, Mr. Timothy Wong on cello!  We’ve always kept in touch.  BFF!

If you can’t keep it in your pants they’ll take it away! (Pun intended).  Male or female!

Dag Nam it!  I’m old, or young to some.  I graduated high school in June of ’98 (20 years ago).

 

You don’t have to be white to be racist!  You just need to be an idiot & post garbage like this on www.youtube.com.  Enjoy your lonely life!

VERY OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

So in the past week we saw “Rush”, “Slayer”, ”Elton John”, & “Neil Diamond” retire.  “Elton John” might continue recording but not tour?  That’s gonna be one rocking retirement home someday!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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3 day weekend, can’t complain about that!

Kim went out for tea with a friend.  I slept in until around 10:30 am.  Had breakfast & watched www.youtube.com videos until we left in the afternoon to see “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”, more action & foul mouthed hilarity than the first “Kingsman: The Secret Service” both are really funny!

 

Saturday was lazy.  Laundry & baking.  Kim was baking cookies for her bake sale for the Palliative Care & at risk youth.  She’ll be boxing for the charities in a couple of months.  I get to watch my wife get hit for $80 -$100 with all ticket sale money going to kids & she’s supposed to fundraise $5000 for palliative care.  Great charity, but nobody better hurt my Kimmy!

 

Sunday, I was at a home town Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the Calgary Stampeders.  Then I watched what will likely be Jose Bautista’s final game in Toronto as a Toronto Blue Jay?  Saskatchewan Roughriders lost & got the only touchdown of the game.  The Stampeders’ kicker beat us 15 – 9.  Time to watch baseball & eat supper.

 

We stopped at Tim Horton for a drive thru breakfast & coffee.  Kim got a breakfast sand which.  There was a man with a cardboard sign that said “VERY POOR & VERY HUNGRY”.  Kim asked me if she should give him her sand which I said “Sure”.  I don’t think Kim was in possession of the sand which for more than 30 seconds.  He was very greatful.  Little things make a HUGE difference for others.

 

 

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You’re reading this on a mobile device aren’t you?

I was born in 1980, so I guess I’m a midlennial?  I thought it meant you were born in 2000, 1982, or I also heard 1984?

I guess that’s why I have no cell phone & I use my computer 2-4 times a day, just to check Facebook & email for about 20 minutes a time.  It still feels like too much to me.  Everyone is always looking at their phone, that’s very annoying.  “I’m here what’s on your phone that’s so important right now, urgent or work?  Is it Joe Blow, I don’t know Joe Blow that’s why Joe’s not here.  Maybe put your phone away?”

“….now I know that there’s time & there’s a place where I can choose.  To walk the fine line between self-control & self-abuse……”

How often do you touch your phone?  Americans over 18 average 2 – 4 hours a day checking their phone.

https://hackernoon.com/how-much-time-do-people-spend-on-their-mobile-phones-in-2017-e5f90a0b10a6

 

OK, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold”.  It was released on September 15th, I’ve had over a week to digest it.  Initial reaction was “NNNNOOOOO!  So underwhelming!”  There was something bringing me back to it & now it’s an album that gets a daily listen.  The 3 singles that were released tell you that you’re getting a wide range of different stuff on this album.  I’m pretty sure this album would not sell Foo Fighters to a new fan or fan base.

There are 3 big name guests on this album each one on a different song.  The song “Make it Right” has Justin Timberlake singing background vocals “La”.  If you didn’t know it was him, you’d think Foo Fighters did it themselves.  The song “Sunday Rain”, written & sang by drummer Taylor Hawkins, features Paul McCartney on drums.  Again you can’t tell it was him.  The final song/title track features Shawn from “BoysIIMen”.  Background vocals of multiple takes to sound like a full choir.  Another guest you wouldn’t know about by listening to the album.

As for the production side of things, the producer they used had never done a “rock” song or album before.  He’s worked with many pop artists like “Sia” & “Adele”.

This album has far too much reverb/echo on it.  You listen to it & start to think, “Why does it sound as though they’re in a long tin hallway?” & “Why are there so many harmonies on this album?”  Just because you can hear a harmony doesn’t mean you need to sing it.

All of that said, that stuff isn’t on every song.  Stand out songs for me are “T-Shirt”, “Run”, “Make it Right”, “La Dee Da”, “Dirty Water”, “Arrows”, “Sunday Rain”, “The Line”.  8/11 songs I’d now rate it among the last of the really good albums by Foo Fighters.  5th or 4th of 9 studio albums.  Right now, I REALLY like this album!

I don’t like to listen to an album many times before I like it, I prefer to really like it on the first listen.  Although I didn’t like it at first, there was something that made me go back to it many times.

Another take on the new Foo Fighters album.

SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ON SECOND THOUGHT, MAYBE I SHOULDN’T DO ALBUM REVIEWS THAT WAS MUCH LONGER THAN I HAD THOUGHT IT WOULD BE!????!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Friday night we did nothing.  We were both tired.  I got up around 9:00am to pee & figured it was time to get up on Saturday.  Kim was cleaning so I just tried to stay out of her way.  We’re having a sleep over with our friends’ 3 year old.  Kim will be sleeping with someone else again tonight (Saturday night).  She got here at 3:00 pm & immediately went grocery shopping with “Auntie” Kim.  They got home around 4:00 pm and started making burritos.  It’s 5:45 pm & I’ve already had a stern talking to from the 3 year old………………Hahahahaha!  Hannah got up with “Auntie” Kim around 7:00 am and they made brownies.  It was a weekend of painting, stickers, markers, & dancing to the “Trolls” soundtrack.  It’s close to 11:00 am on Sunday.  I see the couch & Netflix in my near future!

 

Thank you Apple music.  We didn’t have to buy we just streamed it.  I got tired just watching Hannah dance before bed & again this morning.  Good thing I still really like this song.  It’s a really good movie to watch as a family too!  We’ve ordered it from amazon already, should be here early this week.

 

I found a new band.  If you like “Paramore” you might like “Blameshift”?  Very similar to me other than “Blameshift” is slightly heavier.

Paramore

Blameshift

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar reflex on the movie “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on it’s 20th anniversary

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/sarah-michelle-gellar-reflects-on-buffy-20th-anniversary-w471568

 

Who enjoyed the Archie comic books way back in the day?  I sure did, I’d go grocery shopping with my mom & if there was an Archie comic at the till with a new release date & cover, I’d ask if I could have it.  There’s an original Netflix show on now called “Riverdale”, the name of the town where the Archie story takes place.  It has the Archie comic book characters but it looks like it will be a “Dateline” mini-series involving the characters, oddly addictive.  Some of the characters are completely different than they are portrayed in the comic book we watched the first 2 episodes of 6 last night.  Archie is the guy in high school, muscular QB of the football team, & slept with the music teacher in the woods the night/early morning of the shooting & they both heard the shot.  Jughead is not friends with Archie in the beginning.  It’s an interesting show.

 

Not just metal or rock all of the time

 

No I don’t purchase every album I hear, I do purchase a PILE of albums from iTunes though.   Kim has me on a monthly allowance on iTunes though, which is a good thing, or else we’d be on the streets with an iPod full of music.  When my iPod classic bites the bullet, I’m not sold on the replacement of an iPod touch.  128 gigs are enough for now, but I just want an MP3 player my classic 160 gig is more than enough room, I only have 105 of 130 gigs on my iPod.  I don’t want or need the other bells & whistles on my MP3 player.  All of the other stuff is add on so Apple can jack up the price of an iPod.  I just don’t like touch screens, camera or any other nonsense in my pocket.  I hate talking to people through a cell phone that cuts out every 12 seconds.  I’ll never understand the attraction to cell phones either?  If you’re not there, why would I talk to you when I’m out with others?  You had something else going on & couldn’t make or I didn’t invite you since I’m with a different circle of friends.  I’m not trying to be rude, but I don’t want to be connected to the world “24/7”.  I’d like to focus on the activity I’m doing at the moment.

Also I’m never out alone, and think about this.  Even if I was out on my own, a phone wouldn’t help prevent whatever happened, I’d likely use the phone afterwards.  Since I’m never out by myself, why do I need a phone when EVERYBODY else has one?  I have no plans to get a phone anytime soon.  If you’ve got one, great, I hope you enjoy it!  I’m holding out for the iPhone 74, and it won’t have anything on it, I’ll block my number & use it like a home phone, yeah I’ll use it to cut out on people as I TALK to them.  Texting?  I wouldn’t have a 17” monitor if I was going to a 6” cell phone screen.  Personal choice, I choose not to get one, & if I do, you’re going to strongly dislike the way I use it.  It will stay at home, I’ll use it like a home phone, email & Facebook will not be attached to it & if you get my number I will not respond to a text, a phone call only.  I don’t want/need a cell phone.

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge article regarding the song “My Champion”, Kirk Hammett, & the new Metallica album ”Hardwired…………….to self-destruct”

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-mark-tremonti-interview-my-champion-kirk-hammett-hardwired-solos-more

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

 

I don’t know if there is anyone who likes daylight savings time?  It changes on Sunday, so why are people still doing this? WWI are you kidding me?

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE, OLD CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

10 best metal albums of 1996

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1996/

 

Best Pearl Jam songs/invitation to all of their drummers for Hall of Fame induction

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-invite-all-drumming-alums-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-induction/

Hands down mine is ‘Daughter’

 

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“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/ JULY 1, CANADA DAY!!!!

I fell asleep to “Sum 41” half of the album “Screaming Bloody Murder”, then the entire “Stitched Up Heart” “Never Alone” album, woke up to tinkle. Came back to bed & listened to “Megadeth” the latest album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Chevelle” everything. Stereo wasn’t working? I played a www.youtube.com mix of Chevelle. New album 8 days away!

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Exercise total for 4 days ; 5250 crunches, 490 leg lifts, 250 squats, & 200 like push ups. Let me “Break it down” for you.

This is during a normal 5 day week. 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts, 80 squats, & 50 push ups, 5 days a week. I’ve got the time for that & no, I don’t get paid for that, well I guess disability & EI checks pay me for that. My left hand is still quite shaky but I can hold things with it if I hold them against my torso. When I add an exercise, of course it takes me longer. So all of that takes me 2-2 ½ hours a day. I like to get started by 8:00 am usually if not earlier. Get it done & out of the way! I had a week that I was procrastinating my exercise. Not this week though! Just a day of feeling a little quizy, threw off my numbers a bit. 80 squats a day now instead of 60, yet my dominant leg, right leg, looks like chicken wing bone? My left calf is slightly larger. I’m still 240 pounds, I think it’s my fat turning into muscle? I know I was 265 when I got sick & I still didn’t look terribly overweight really. I’m much thinner now!

You know how your shampoo bottle says to use a dime amount to wash your hair? I don’t have much hair so I use a nickle of shampoo, that’s half of the recommendation……….or ……………wait………I screwed it up a nickle is bigger than a dime, my bad!

30 wild David Bowie duets!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-wild-david-bowie-duets-and-collaborations-20160111/mick-jagger-dancing-in-the-street-1985-20160111

How do they not include this in the list??????

Big Wreck shared it….

AWESOME!!! If I never see a cell phone at a concert again, that would be FANTASTIC!

http://loudwire.com/apple-granted-patent-technology-block-photos-recording-at-concerts/

This show was ruined for me as I watched through a strangers cell phone! Guess what’s out now? A concert DVD/blu-ray filmed at Wembley stadium on iTunes. Hahahahahaha!!

Comedians you should know. Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound LANGUAGE!!!!

Kelly Clarkson shared it…

I didn’t even know this was coming?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-justin-timberlake-anna-kendricks-trolls-in-first-trailer-20160629

This kid can easily out play me!

Rock stars with rock star siblings

http://loudwire.com/rocker-siblings/#photogallery-1=9

Corey Taylor, Slipknot & Stone Sour vocalist, is just a mess right now.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-hard-fall-onstage-slipknot-atlanta-show/

No this is very far from the usual Slipknot or Stone Sour.

Article with Chevelle!!! Also a new song inside the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7423888/chevelle-rivers-north-corridor-exclusive

Try this? Everyone put your gun away for one day & stuff like this might not happen? Why did the guy have an AK-47 to begin with? Oh, you have that right to be armed 24/7. That seems to be working out great……………………NOT! Our world flipped a switch years ago & became a nasty place!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/orlando-releases-police-logs-from-night-of-pulse-shooting-20160630

Wait “Weezer” covered a song off of “OK Computer” by Radiohead?

Disturbed albums ranked. I haven’t listened to Disturbed since I heard the 3rd album “10,000 Fists”. I played it once & I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I listened to. Other people are fans & that’s fine with me!

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

18 years ago “System of a Down” released their self titled debut album.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-self-titled-album-anniversary/

Would you like a drum kit used for the song “Love Me Do” by The Beatles? If so, it’s going to be up for auction.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-love-me-do-drum-kit-to-be-sold-at-auction-20160630

Happy Canada Day tomorrow! I’ll catch you on Sunday with a Weekend Update!

FYI – If Trump is voted in as President, Canadians will build a wall & make Trump pay for it or Americans in general.  Happy tax hike!  Now who do you want to vote for?

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”, the new “Rob Zombie”, then part of “Tremonti” again. They both hit my iTunes at 9:30 pm!

I exercised to ”Stevie Wonder” Greatest Hits album at least 5 of them are from the album “Songs in the Key of Life”

Exercise total for the week; 40 push ups, 120 leg lifts, 120 squats, 6000 crunches.

All of those exercises make a HUUUUUUUGE difference when I go walking with my walker & Kim.

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Like I said, surviving, surviving stage 4 brain cancer doesn’t come with a “How to…” guide, so hold my beer & watch this! Epic or Fail……………we’ll see!

No plans set in stone for the weekend. Just a few balls in the air. Looks to be quite tame though. We’re getting old so that’s not a bad thing. Last night we were just sitting watching TV & out of the blue, Brewster grabs my forearm & decides he wants to “wrestle”. I try to put on my slippers to get on the floor. He just wouldn’t stop. He’s up on the couch still attacking my arm, while I’m trying to grab my shoes. He’s funny, he did that twice last night. Quiet 1 second & then full on “Let’s wrestle..NOW!” I’m the wrestle/play person, Kim’s the curl up & cuddle person. If she’s at work, he occasionally curls up with me. Little guy makes laugh hysterically!

A new face coming to a TV near you!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/michelle-obama-to-appear-on-the-voice-ncis-20160428

Things are getting heated between Motorhead & Black Stone Cherry

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-call-out-black-stone-cherry-cocaine-story/

Selfies, WHY? I don’t have a cell phone. If I did it would stay home & be used as a home PHONE! If I go out of town I’d bring it with me for emergency PHONE calls. I don’t enjoy photos of myself, so what gives me the right to take a photo of you? If I have to get a cell, I’ll use it for nothing more than a phone.

If you say so???

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-april-2016-20160429

Nope, no I don’t

I’ve got the new Rob Zombie album & after 2 listens, I quite enjoy it! Less danceable than his previous solo work!

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-the-electric-warlock-acid-witch-satanic-orgy-celebration-dispenser-album-review/

A 26 minute documentary by the Rock It Out Blog & Consequence of Sound. About Superman!

I guess Iron Maiden had a rough night in China?

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-chinese-censorship-we-dont-give-shit/

Muse covering Prince in the studio

How did Wolfgang Van Halen save the day for Tremonti?

I hope you have the new album by Kongos preordered? You get a 2nd song with your preorder!

I’m not a fan of his demeanor either.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/n-w-as-mc-ren-on-kiss-gene-simmons-them-dudes-is-a-joke-20160429

Ian Thornley with guitar on instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BEyodhezF4y/

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres