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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Well that was a bust!  The sedative did nothing for me at my MRI appointment. I think it was a placebo?  Either way I didn’t really need it.  This MRI machine was much bigger than the one at the hospital, & they were looking at my lower back, not my brain & entire spine.  We saw the MRI, I have a bulging disc, and I’ve had it since high school.  I’m guessing I have some options.  A) More physiotherapy B) More messages & chiropractor visits C) Surgery

Kim just assumes it will be surgery & then got really worried about me aka she started crying.  I held her & told her not to worry about me, I don’t like seeing her so worried, and we don’t even know what the doctors will say.  The only thing we’re pretty sure about is no cortisone shot.  They can do more damage to the bone structure than good.  Kim, don’t worry whatever the doctors decide, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

That was our Friday night!  No more wild parties here, we’s old!

Saturday was very lazy.  We did nothing, didn’t even breakup with Janis!  We watched the Blue Jays lose……..again.  We also rented “Christmas Office Party” hilarious R rated comedy!

 

Today, I’ll be watching the Toronto Blue Jays hopefully win their 2nd game so their record looks a bit better instead of the current 1W-4L.  We can all just pretend there is no problem in LF & 1B, we’ll pretend they’ll make it to the playoffs in Sept-Oct??????

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Instead of Stone Sour giving us photos from the studio from months ago with the album title.  How about a release date for the album Hydrograd?

Mr. Todd Bryanton.  Did I mention he’s a really good guy too!

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/regina-musicians-latest-video-racking-up-millions-of-views-on-youtube

 

This looks like a good movie!

 

Everything The Watchmen do musically is AWESOME!!!  Their new live album of 21 songs is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/turn-up-the-stereo-418428633.html

 

Albums on the way Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood those are almost set in stone that they’ll be released, & of course Stone Sour.

 

Movies I would like to see this year.

 

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

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I LIKE KIDS, I STILL FEEL LIKE A KID

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I fell asleep to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Purple” followed by “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”.  Woke up to pee & put on “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Zipper Down”

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I like kids coming over.  Kim loves it as well!  I like seeing any of our friend’s kids!  Kids really don’t care what anyone thinks.  I’m good with babysitting, then the parents get to take them home after we’ve taught them what not to do.  If I get confronted by someone who blames me for teaching their kid something I’ll reply “Oh, it wasn’t me!  What on earth are the Grandparents teaching this poor innocent child?”  I’m pretty sure I’d be a very immature father if I had my own child though.  The kid would likely grow up a little wonky?  This is my way of saying “You’re welcome”.  This could be one of my reasons for not having kids?  Be sure to watch the entire thing!

 

Well, no In Flames date in Saskatoon this time.  The closest to Saskatchewan they’re coming is Calgary & Edmonton.  Save my money I guess.

 

5 questions with Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and Clint Lowery (Sevendust)

http://loudwire.com/5-questions-alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-sevendust-clint-lowery/

 

Stephen Colbert spoofs Rachel Maddow’s report on Donald Trump’s tax return from 2005

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-colbert-spoof-rachel-maddows-prolonged-trump-tax-reveal-w472379

 

If you like Guns n’ Roses with a more modern edge, you may enjoy Diemonds.  Guns n’ Roses aren’t my thing, but Diemonds are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  Guns n’ Roses are closest thing to Diemonds I can think of.

Diemonds have 3 albums out at the moment on iTunes.

 

I love the Despicable me movies.  Can’t wait for this one

 

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

Chris Messer & I are out for chicken wings after work one day & a song comes on, he pipes up & says “You guys should do this song!”  I reply “Are you crazy?  I can’t hit those notes?”  He tells me “Sure you can”.  We tried it & it hurt my throat the first few times, then I got it.

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

IT GOT WORSE????????????  MAYBE A SHORT ONE &/OR MY ALBUMS OF 2016

 

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My sciatic nerve really wants to stick around, it’s actually worse until after my Friday afternoon appointment.  I saw a massage therapist Thursday night for the 2nd time ever & my chiropractor on Friday afternoon.  I’ll continue to see them.  It’s been almost 4 weeks since I’ve exercised.  Disappointing end to a rather productive year.  All of that being said, I guess it is time to cool it for a bit & relax?  I just started relaxing earlier than I had planned.

 

13 Kurt Cobain moments.

http://loudwire.com/13-unforgettable-kurt-cobain-moments/

To this day this is one of my favourite songs to play & listen to.

 

Stone Sour release the 10th anniversary Deluxe Edition of the album “Come What(ever) May” on Friday, December 16th

 

Despicable Me 3 trailer!!!!!

 

23 best rock guitarists in the world right now.  I did not make this list & I don’t agree with all of it.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-23-best-rock-guitarists-in-the-world-right-now-645518

 

So I’m listening to Boston the other day on Apple Music & at the end it recommends Styx Greatest Hits.  Jimmy Fallon mentioned his love for this tune by Styx earlier in the week.

 

Bruno Mars carpool karaoke with James Corden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Supergroup “The Damned Things” are recording new songs for an EP.

http://loudwire.com/supergroup-the-damned-things-record-new-songs-ep/

 

Metallica on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-metallica-deliver-punishing-atlas-rise-on-kimmel-w456071

 

New Pentatonix video

 

Christmas edition of Carpool karaoke with multiple artists.

 

I know that Randy Blythe, Lamb of God, considers himself a “travelling T-Shirt salesman”.  Unless you’ve started in the ‘90s or earlier, 90% of musicians can easily call themselves broke.  The lifestyle of the hair metal during the ‘80s, isn’t realistic anymore.  I’m assuming record contracts are being negotiated differently now, but I could be wrong?  Consider the reason behind your favourite musician has a fragrance, alcohol, clothing brand, etc.  It’s because they likely can’t sustain their lifestyle by making music alone.  I have a few Lamb of God DVDs.  What did they do while recording in a home town studio, after 9 hours of writing/recording?  One of them was at home building his own deck in the backyard of a modest bungalow.

 

3 songs released from the album “Grace Street” by Big Wreck.  Release date February 3rd, 2017

 

Article/interview with Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless

http://crypticrock.com/interview-taylor-momsen-of-the-pretty-reckless/

Interview      

 

From the new Pentatonix Christmas album

 

Eric Clapton to release a live DVD

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eric-clapton-preps-live-in-san-diego-with-jj-cale-dvd-w456434

 

Interview/article with Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil

http://loudwire.com/soundgarden-kim-thayil-badmotorfinger-reissue-2017-plans-grunge-explosion/

 

Nine Inch Nails to release new music next week

http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-not-the-actual-events-ep/?fb2

 

I agree.  I don’t want to hear backing track at a live concert either. They have their place with certain groups.  I’d prefer to not need them.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-mark-tremonti-doesnt-want-to-hear-backing-tracks-when-seeing-other-rock-bands-play-live/#EQ0JPfmKD5Gfb1V0.99

 

Vote for your favourite drummer of the year from this list.  I’m not sure about “Gojira” yet.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-drummer-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge interview.  Yes, I found out about Gojira through Alter Bridge.

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best metal albums of the year

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016/

 

More www.loudwire.com award voting.  Preferred singer of the year.  It’s always one of these 3 for me.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-vocalist-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

Myles Kennedy

Ian Thornley

Chris Cornell

 

www.loudwire.com      Best live act of 2016

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-live-act-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

I didn’t get out to any of these shows this.  I don’t even remember hearing about any of them touring in close proximity of Saskatchewan this year & I don’t have a passport!  The best live show I saw this year was the 20th anniversary of the album “Scenery & Fish” by Canadian rockers “I Mother Earth”.

 

How much do you like Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger”?  Here’s their ad for the anniversary edition.  My favourite Soundgarden album, but I don’t need this special edition of it.

 

 

 

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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