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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

I exercised to “Paramore” all 5 albums on shuffle

These are posted after I exercise, & I’m doing more exercise until I get to a spot I’m happy with.  Nothing will be increased next week.

Exercise total for the week is 1000 pushups, 700 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 300 tricep pushups, 300 squats, & 200 back flexes.

5 days a week for me start with my exercise.  60 squats, 60 tricep pushups, 40 back flexes, 100 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 pushups, & 100 crunches.  Cardio in the evening 3 times a week or 1 of those times on the weekend, with Kim’s assistance.

Once I’m done my exercises, I check my Facebook & email.  Have breakfast & hit the shower.  Lately it’s been lunch time by the time or later once I finish everything.  I don’t sleep in since I like to get up & get stuff over with so I can do stuff around here if it needs to be done.  My days are pretty busy here.  That’s why Sundays are busy with us getting ready for the week.  Getting meals ready & such.


WOW!!!!  Look at Stone Temple Pilots go!


6 of these I’m anticipating, 3 of them have release dates & I’ve preordered on iTunes.  If Tool actually releases an album I’ll believe it when I have it.  Tremonti is very close to being done the recording process for his 4th solo album “A Dying Machine”


Muse has said they would like to release an album this year.  So far they’ve released 2 standalone singles.

This is really cool!


Look at that!  No Canadian dates at all!



If it’s a true story about a serial killer, I’ll likely see it.



I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson.  I also don’t protest against him or his shows.  He doesn’t affect me, so why would I bad mouth him?  Same idea about other things.  GMOs, gay marriage, thrill seekers, marijuana, religion, etc.  None of this bothers me at the moment.  If food starts to taste different then I’ll complain about the lack of GMOs.  Until then, I really have nothing to complain about.  I’m Canadian, so I don’t necessarily have to deal with Trump, nor am I on Twitter.



This Blue Jays season is not looking good.  I hope they have a lot of players to back up injured players?  It’s only spring training & 2 regular players are injured.  The $20,000,000 Short-Stop is recovering from a bone spur that came about after he demolished his ankle midway through last season, & hasn’t played a game since then.  Now the, arguably, best pitcher on the team has an inflamed shoulder.  Good grief!

Now they’re thinking of Biagini as a starter?  They didn’t learn anything from his 3W-11L record as a starter last year?



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I fell asleep to first “Candlebox” the album “Disappearing in Airports”, then “Bruno Mars” the album “24K Magic”

I’m just stretching still so this is what will/is playing in the house today “Metallica” & “Diemonds”

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I played baseball from 1984-1997.  When I watch baseball I understand what is going on in each players head.  Every player is considering what the pitch will be, the defense is thinking about what they’ll do when the ball is hit & where they need to be.  So I get that it’s boring for many people.  I admit I wasn’t the smartest player on the team but I tried to keep track of everything that was going on.  It’s a thinking game, then a quick reaction to what’s happening with every pitch.

I played on 2 teams in 1997 High School team & a city league team, mostly at 3B.  I couldn’t hit water if I fell out of a boat.  It’s reassuring to know what the coaches were thinking on my way to the ball park.  “Chris playing 3B batting 9th”.  Very good to know where I’d be for 98% of the time for 2 years.  I did throw my arm out the last year (1997).  When I saw that my boss at the Delta Hotel, & later on a paper supplier were looking for players on the company softball team.  I jumped at the chance to join.  I miss it, so I watch almost every Blue Jays game on TV.  If I don’t see the game because we’re out, I record it & if it’s done I’ll watch Blue Jays in :30.  If we’re going to my parents cabin for a few days or elsewhere I’ll record all of the Blue Jays in: 30 while we’re gone.

I miss being in a rock band also.  I’ve been in 2 or 3.  I was always the singer & rhythm guitar player.  I only sang because I was “The Best of what’s Around”.  I certainly don’t miss gathering my gear, every bass & guitar (3-7 of them), & taking them home at 2:00 am though.  Now I just listen to a TON of music.  Eventually I’ll be playing my guitar it just won’t be on a stage at a bar.

I’ll probably will never play catch again with any type of ball, let alone a baseball.  I’ll never play live music again either.  I can sit around here at some point though & play my guitar though!  Things changed immediately when I came out of a coma.  Maybe as much as everyone changes or maybe more?  Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing!  I highly suggest not changing anything because of cancer, cause WOW, that came out of nowhere for me…………………….BAZINGA!

Those were changes for me & it took me a while to get over the fact that I wouldn’t be able to do them.  I was in the Rehabilitation Center at the time so it took me maybe 2 or 3 years to get over it, but I did.  Along with figuring out how to do other things a different way.  The world doesn’t always change to fit your needs, you have to figure out how you’ll adapt to the world & keep up with everyone else.


The real story behind Stone Temple Pilots debut album “Core”, which will turn 25 this year, from guitarist Dean DeLeo



UGH, here you go Disturbed fans!



Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge/Slash/& a future solo album.


Carrie Fisher had signed on to do 2 more Star Wars movies Episodes 8 & 9.  What will change here?



Charles Manson has been moved from prison to a hospital at the age of 82.



Line up for the Governors Ball Music Festival


LANGUAGE THAT I’VE NEVER HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tool are headlining the festival you know…………………playing songs that are over 10 years old, since they haven’t released anything since 2006.


I didn’t see or hear about anything about this New Year fail, I didn’t watch the entire show, I just caught the last few minutes of it.



Pentatonix are rocking the Billboard top 200!





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep “diggin’ the hole” Trump!!!


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

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


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

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


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


Interview/article with singer from The Agonist


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


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

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


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

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


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


Well Manson is not getting out anytime soon!


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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.


See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.


Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.


In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music


Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-korns-disturbing-gothic-new-rotting-in-vain-video-w430096 LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist


Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon


I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.


Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.


I quite enjoy Echosmith!


So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.


Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks


What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?


Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.


Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?


This is just really cool!


26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”


Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con


Followed by the Flash movie trailer


Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-would-and-steal-project-webcast/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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