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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”


Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.


If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.


Shooting at GOP gathering.



Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes


Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.


Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.


Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel



New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.


New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’


How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?


Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.


TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.


Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?


I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????


Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!


Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!



I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.


I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!


New Walk Off The Earth video


Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link



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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

BUSH, Formerly known as BUSHx

Monday, February 24th 2014


Sorry, my Tuesdays are busy, exercise and Kris from the ABI program comes here to play 2 or 3 games of cribbage with me.  Tomorrow some friends of ours are coming over from a near by town.  I just wanted to finish the “B” section off today and this caps off the “B” section.  I have “Boney M.” it’s just on my Christmas playlist with Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr. Twisted Sister, Andrea Boceli and a “Metal Christmas”.


Yes, the first band I was in with Rob, Dave and Rydell played the 3 big hits off of the 1st Bush “Sixteen Stone” album.  I did “Glycerine”, we all did “Machine Head” and “Comedown”.  After the 2nd album “Razorblade Suitcase” I thought they just disappeared and we’re releasing the odd single?  Boy was I wrong and I don’t say that often at least not when Kim’s within ear shot!


I bought the 2nd album recently.  I also bought the 2011 release “The Sea of Memories” which is a good rock album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi06TWlKeHc from “The Sea of Memories”


From “Razorblade Suitcase”



The 3 songs we played from the “Sixteen Stone” album..

“Glycerine” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOllF3TgAsM


“Machine Head” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwBDnYj7plQ


“Comedown”  Chris Messer always thought the bass line to this song sounded like a Bon Jovi song, it does!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS3GiUAvjJ8 the first song I learned to play & sing at the same time!


Bon Jovi song with a very similar bass line to it.



I am getting stronger with all of this @#$%&*%$@!@# exercise, I have never felt good afterwards, even in gym class in high school!  I have always felt tired and ready for a nap. 


Dave you have to take me out for a drive, no one will let me. I except nothing less than lights and sirens going and that’s a firm request!That’s one of the perks of being in a wheelchair with one good eye and slow reflexes.  I always have Kim, my parents or Mitch to drive me around.  We always get the best parking spot.  I don’t have to drive downtown, and random strangers always hold the door open for me.  A wheelchair has it’s pros and cons.


HILARIOUS Dog Shaming video!



“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”


“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You’ve just got to get there”


“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”


“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


Bully http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682181/?ref_=nv_sr_2



“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher


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