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I fell asleep to “Halestorm” the new album “Vicious”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “The Pleasure & the Greed”


Let me explain this before you judge me.  When I make a friend, it’s always a strong bond.  I have many friends, some in the city, some in other provinces of Canada, & some in other countries.  My friends are nothing short of AWESOME!

I was in the hospital for almost exactly 4 ½ years.  Many people came to visit me & that was great!  I went into the hospital having just turned 28 at the end of January 2008.

I missed out on a TON of stuff, as I expected.  The world doesn’t come to a grinding halt for anyone & it shouldn’t.  It will only slow down briefly, to mourn.

My friends did exactly what I would have wanted them to do!  Slow down for a bit, & carry on with their lives.

I was at a BBQ hosted by some friends, since a mutual friend, his wife & toddler were in town.  I realized that I didn’t know many people there & the people I did know have completely different lives now, with marriage & kids now.  I don’t blame any of them for doing what they wanted to do with their lives.  I’m actually very impressed by all of them being great parents, something I’m not likely to do.  I like kids, they’re fun!

I realized that I’m not 28 anymore.  My friends have kids & other circles of friends, & that’s a very good thing!  Priorities shifted once they had their own families to care for, & that’s where their priorities should be.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I was in a group of great people, & I clammed up!  I’ve also developed anxiety.  I was worrying last Friday about being in a large group.  How did this happen, I don’t know?  If I’m in a group of more than 10 people, I feel like the outcast.  It’s all in my head, I know that.  It’s tough for me to meet new people, since I just assume they see an iPatch & a wheelchair, other than what’s inside the wheelchair & under the iPatch.

This is stuff I need to get over, nobody else needs to change anything!


Nick Hennink & J.D. Lemire on CTV.


Apple Music vs. Spotify.  For me, same thing, different pile.



Tool say they’re releasing an album next year.  I’ve heard this story for the last 3 years.  I’ll believe it when I have it.  This will be there follow up to “10,000 Days” released in 2006.  Roughly 12 years later, I’m expecting an INCREDIBLE album.

I’m a HUGE fan of Tool.  Tool is NOT a band that fits into a specific box.  Rock, metal, pop, tribal, rhythmic, etc.  They kind of cover it all, I prefer to call them a progressive band.  Not a specific type of music, just music




I rarely listen to this group anymore.  For me, they come off as far too polished to be a rock band.  Everything on their albums are perfect & in sync.  When I listen to them I always wonder how much work does the producer & sound engineer have to do, or is that just how they are?  I saw them live a few years ago.  It was very much the same as listening to one of their recordings.  They’re either really good musicians or really good at faking it live.  I have 6 albums purchased on CD, nothing from iTunes.  I own 6 of 10 studio albums, the 10 albums do not include their Greatest Hits or the 2 live albums on iTunes.  This is the rock band my mother didn’t approve of when I was a young teen, but bought tickets for the family to see them at The Casino, because she wanted to see them.  I did listen to them recently, I really have nothing against their music, & they’re a band I’ve kind of grown out of.




1995     COLLECTIVE SOUL   (Yes I played 3 songs from this album with my first band.)  This album does give me a nostalgic feeling, hearing these songs.





1999   DOSAGE


2000   BLENDER


2004    YOUTH


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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, followed by “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”, & finally “Phillip Phillips” the album “Behind the Light”

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The extent of my week has been rather focused on my sciatic nerve.  I saw the chiropractor the other day and a message therapist Thursday evening.  It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH better than it was!  My chiropractor got the muscle to move quite a bit & at my message therapy appointment Thursday, she could tell.

It’s not perfect but more of a “Hope this can tide you over until the cortisone shot”?  It is really nice to have such little pain in my leg for the time being!  It still could be 5 weeks or so until an appointment can be made for my MRI.


“There’s no such thing as a stupid question”.  I’ve heard that many times over my 37 years & it’s always been true.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.  Obviously I need help from time to time.  Here’s an example; we were out for dinner a few weeks ago.  I had to use the washroom before we left the restaurant.  I asked where it was & I was on my way.  I got to the washroom & because I am still quite weak, the door felt as though it was 100lbs.  A waitress was walking by so I asked if she could help me with the door.  No problem!  Sure she’s half the size of me, but much stronger than I.

When I was discharged from the WRC, I could barely lift one of our dinner plates, now I lift 2 or 3 at a time when I’m emptying the dishwasher.  Things are getting back to “normal”.  The only thing is that “normal” looks a bit different than it used to.  There’s no point in me getting frustrated or angry about my situation.  What good will that do anyone?

After so much time with certain doctors I realized something.  I’m living on borrowed time.  These doctors deal with everybody’s medical issues every day, for the 15 minutes I’m there I might as well keep things light & not so serious.  When I show up we don’t need to be so serious & wonder what the next pill is I should ween off, let’s have some fun & forget about my cancer for a bit!  Can you imagine how a doctor of any kind can get stressed, let alone a doctor dealing with a cancer patient can get?!  I’m alive!  Don’t be so serious all of the time.  I’ll be serious when I ask for help with something & once it’s done, I shall return to being a nut job!  (Stick with my strength)


Article with “The Pretty Reckless”


Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden


Well they were stars in the………………………………………….1980s most of them


I had issues with 3 movies I had bought from iTunes, so I called their help number & it was FANTASTIC!  I called the line for those with disabilities since I’m unable to get to the hardware needed & the assistance was great!


I came across this trailer, & I’m ready to “Geek Out”


New Chris Cornell song

I can’t find it on iTunes but apparently it’s on a movie soundtrack of the same name?


Tickets here $60 festival kickoff in Burlington, Ontario with “The Offspring” & “Live” Saturday, June 10th.

Yep, I’ve preformed this “Offspring” tune.


Pentatonix put a 6 song EP up for preorder today & this comes with the preorder


Check out these 25 musical guests on SNL over the years!


Songs I’ve played live.  I was never the head honcho in any band.  The 3 bands I was in were always 4 equal partners.  I just happened to be the singer.




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I fell asleep to “The Agonist” the new album “Five” followed by roughly ½ of “Collective Soul” the album “Disciplined Breakdown”

I exercised to “The Beatles/Cirque de Soleil/Dancing with the Stars”


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Kim’s home today, her back is still quite sore.  It’s good to have her here, just not under these circumstances.  My body totally did not want to exercise today, but I did it anyways, while Kim was on the floor icing her back & watching “Dancing with the Stars”.  At least it was “Cirque de Soleil” The Beatles music version?


I woke up Monday morning thinking “AHHHHH, it’s Friday!  Crap it’s Monday”.  It really happened that fast.  I was happy for 1 second & sad the next, oh well!  I’m feeling good despite a nasty cold going round & I’m starting to actually enjoy doing my exercise.  Yeah, I’m turning into one of those people?!?!  I sleep less because I don’t want to start “Wasting Light”.  “Get up and be awesome” as our throw pillow says!


Didn’t everyone sort of forget about “Evanescense”?


“Soundgarden” wrote one song that confused fans.  Oh, my.  “Holy “Black Sabbath” Batman!”-Robin


Why change it now?  It was just as racist when they named the franchise, along with many other sport franchises, even recent expansion sport teams.

If they change the name of this team, they will have many more to change.  Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians, Ottawa Red Blacks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Browns, & probably more that I can’t think of?  As a Canadian should I be offended by Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, or Montreal Canadians?  Why not have a protest when they were naming these teams?


Lamb of God shared it…..


Say what?!?  A face eater?!?


Ben Stiller has been battling cancer for two years?


New Taylor Swift album?  I do like her 1989 album.


…and nothing’s all that different for brothers Liam & Noel Gallagher when they were creators of the machine “Oasis” in the 1990s!


Oh, but Trumps running for President, that’s not fair.  Boo Hoo!  Wait I’m in Canada, I don’t care, because I can’t really change what happens in the USA?


A field guide to millennials.  “I ain’t with it”

I may be pushing 37, but this album is flat out catchy to me!


Wild card game tonight for the Blue Jays.  Do or die tonight.  Winner plays Texas, loser goes home…………..with nothing.




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I fell asleep to – The new “Lacuna Coil” album “Delirium” that was released last night. Female fronted metal group from Italy. The Entire album.

Then I fell asleep half way through the new “Rob Zombie” album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”


I exercised to “The 1975” the album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it”

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Exercise total for the week. Remember this was a 4 day week for me Monday was a holiday; 6000 crunches, 420 leg lifts, & 240 squats.

I exercise my core muscles mostly. When I do my leg lifts on my back the entire point of that exercise is to keep my abdominal muscles flexed while slowly lifting & resting my legs as well as breathing throughout the routine. I always count in pairs doing my leg lifts on my hands & knees or on my back. 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc. So when I say I’ve done x number of leg lifts, that’s the amount on both legs. On my hands & knees, every muscle kicks in, my abdominal muscles, my arms, my legs, my shoulders, etc. I’m at pretty much 60 squats, 1500 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 5 days a week unless there’s a vacation day or “holiday”. Next week I want to add sets of 20 push ups to the mix again, I know I can do at least 20 a day, so I’ll see how I feel after that?

I’ve combined my love of music with my stage 4 cancer survivor story. If you read this at all Fridays are the blogs with the most talk about cancer. If you prefer the music chat it’s here too. I don’t expect anyone to open each link, it’s there if you’re interested. This is also meant to be interactive, let me know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’d like to see more of on the blog or suggest an exercise I should try?

Power went out yesterday just before Kim got home & of course Brewster freaked out 2-3 hours of him panting & shaking at the front door. I just held him at the door & tried to keep his mouth closed so he couldn’t pant.

Thursday’s episode of “Netflix & Chill”

Sorry it was “Lacuna Coil” album “Delirium” that was released last night. A little heavier than I had anticipated. Still good though, at least with one listen thus far.

Roadies TV series?

Super group “Gone is Gone” video. Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, & At the Drive in

Maynard James Keenan, singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer, talks about Puscifer shows ahead


Neil Young’s take on GMO corn with Stephen Colbert.

David Schwimmer & Rebel Wilson on the James Corden show.

Weird Al denied by Paul McCartney

Sebastian Bach on Skid Row & Guns n’ Roses

Good news for the band “Scream”, Dave Grohl’s pre Nirvana band.

This album ^^ is now on iTunes.

Collective Soul shared it…………….

David Spade & Adam Sandler on Conan, remembering Chris Farley. Video inside the link.

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”

I exercised to first ”The Barstool Prophets” the album “Crank” released in 1995 didn’t play long enough so I listened to ½ of “Collective Soul” the album “Blender”

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I think I should call or email TLC. Kim and Sherry both have a weird obsession. Sherry has issues with putting googly eyes on EVERYTHING. Kim constantly wants to look in my ear. “If you need a flashlight, you’re going too deep & you’ll hit my brain with a Q-Tip.”

I buy a TON of movies & yes I’ll watch them multiple times if Kim isn’t a fan of them. Then I watch 1 or 2 throughout the work week. If I have the first one & really like it, of course I’ll get the second one! What blu-rays have I purchased this year? Only a couple so far, Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens, & Deadpool. What do I plan on buying? Batman vs. Superman, Captain America : The Civil War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (yes, it was me that liked the first one), Finding Dory, & whatever else I’ve forgotten or has yet to be mentioned.

I buy TV series as well but ordered from They’re cheaper on DVD & there are multiple discs in a series. Save some money that way. I’d like to get ‘Modern Family’ or a subscription to, the series is on there. All we have for a streaming service is Netflix.

Basically I just like to be entertained.

I was wondering when someone from Halestorm would do this.

Christina Scabbia from ‘Lacuna Coil’ plays wikipedia fact or fiction

Rob Zombie’s story about meeting his idol Elton John at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Video inside the link.


So it’s not a Rage Against The Machine reunion?

Andy Samberg’s new movie. “Pop Star Never Stop Never Stopping”

Guitarist Angus Young, of AC/DC is NOT retiring.

Candlebox shared it….

Article with Red Hot Chili Peppers singer, Anthony Kiedis.

Rage Against The Machine members have tried this “Supergroup” thing before. I hope this works out better than Audioslave did?

I’m not a huge fan of the ‘Muse’ “Drones” album. It has a few good songs but my go to Muse album is “Black Holes & Revelations”

This is one of the songs I like from the new album.

I love the Star Wars franchise!!!!!!

Yesterday I was listening to “Toxicity” by “System of a Down”. I hope a new album is on the way?


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I wonder why vehicles today have blue tooth. Use blue tooth if you have to answer a phone call or make a phone call. Remember, it works as a phone, not just a text or email machine. It could save multiple lives. Too late for this girl unfortunately.

Dave Grohl explains fan letter he wrote at age 14.

^^This may be my favourite song on this album followed very closely by the other 7.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave guitarist) starts his own record label.

I miss ‘Rage Against The Machine’

Mark Tremonti (former guitarist of Creed, now with Alter Bridge & solo project Tremonti) interview/article, including his friendship with Scott Stapp of Creed.

2nd solo album release for Canada is June 9th on iTunes.

For ‘Finger Eleven’ fans in Ontario

Yes, I like ‘Into Eternity’ quite a bit.

Kristen Wiig & Will Ferrell announce movie & air date.

‘Death Grips’ never heard of them? I’ve already got too much music

Duff McKagan’s (Velvet Revolver & former member of Guns n’ Roses) tips for touring. Even the original line up of Guns n’ Roses can’t screw up a Paul McCartney & Wings song.

Bono brings Elvis impersonator on stage I still like U2, their older stuff mostly.

Marvel discusses characters

I’ve never worn ear plugs through an entire concert. I’d start with them in & take them out after 1 or 2 songs, just couldn’t hear the high notes. Yes, I’m all but deaf in my right ear. These might work though.

Stone Sour shared it. Yes I own it!

I was just burning a couple of rare albums that I bought very early in 2001 or 2002 when they were released. A couple of friends would like them but missed out & now they’re out of print & not on iTunes or anywhere else. I’m pretty sure that’s legal. You could trade tapes, vinyl, CDs, etc. Now it’s a bit more difficult with iTunes. I guess I could go on a streaming music site for a while & burn the music I like on to a CD if I believed in free music?

I guess Sam Smith lost his voice. He’s “better now” & can speak. He’s rescheduled his tour.

‘Motorhead’ return with 22nd album (Bad Magic) out August 18th & announce 40th anniversary tour.

^^As much as I’d like to, D. J’s won’t play this at weddings if I request it.

Willie Nelson & Justin Bieber join the cast of ‘Zoolander 2’

Fantastic Barenaked Ladies album
You can hear it buried in the mix! Both guitar solo & vocal guitar solo.

Yep, there are groups/solo artists I don’t like. I either just flat out don’t them or “…if they play the same 3 chords, I just yawn & say WOO HOO HOO! It’s all been done….”

You can pre-order the Lamb of God CD from their website or pre-order it with some merchandise as well.

Jack White has been inducted to the ‘Nashville Walk of Fame’

My iTunes has 1362 albums including my 3 pre-orders coming this month. Just waiting for more pre-orders & release dates. That includes roughly 300/half of my CDs. Half of those albums are on my iPod & the other half are on my iTunes. We pay $27.00/year for iTunes match. With that, my computer does not have to be on & we can listen to all of our music through our receiver/amplifier.
“…I don’t wanna brag, I don’t wanna boast….”

Songs I like! “In Search of Sun”

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