WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALBUM RELEASE DATES

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Clayman”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “S & M”

4 day week I’ll remind you.  Kim has Monday off, so I will too.  You’ll get a blog post on Monday not Sunday, & likely Friday & again no Wednesday post.

Exercise weekly total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 270 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 160 back flexes.  Remember that I have the time to do that, you likely have a job that pays you &/or kids to look after.  I’m here pretty much every day.

I don’t increase to an insane amount when I increase the numbers of something.  Wednesday & Thursday were 75 squats instead of 60.  I was doing 3 sets of 20.  I increased each set to 25.  Nothing TREMENDOUS, just 5 more to each set.  Everything started at 10 or some at 20.  Heck I was doing pushups from my knees.  I’d set my knees back further when I hit 50, I had to figure out how to do 20 (2 sets of 10) from my feet.  They might seem like big numbers, but remember that they all started quite low & were built up over time.

Quite a few people tell Kim & I, that we’ve been through enough in those 4.5 years to last 30 years.  It might seem like a lot, but if you’re with the right person, it flies by, of course Kim’s the right person.

Last weekend was rather frustrating.  If something could go wrong (technology) wise, it did.  A lot of software/app issues.  Could be me, a user problem?  I don’t doubt that possibility at all.  I think it came together late Sunday night though.

 

I like Devin Townsend, I can’t get into “Strapping Young Lad” that he was a part of.  “Devin Townsend Project” is really good, they could be a gateway band into metal I would think?

http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-100-songs-different-forms-styles-talented-artists/

 

What has been announced with a release date.

Pentatonix “Top Pop Vol.1” April 13th

A Perfect Circle “Eat the Elephant” April 20th

(Lamb of God) Burn the Priest – Burn the Priest      May 18th

Tremonti album release June 8th

This is the stuff I’m looking forward to!  ^^^^^^

 

Garbage are releasing a 20th anniversary reissue of their album “Vol. 2.0”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/garbage-prep-20th-anniversary-reissue-of-version-20-w518476

In the background is Butch Vig with the shoulder length hair, mustache, & sun glasses.  He’s the producer of Nirvana’s 1991 “Nevermind” & producer for Foo Fighters’ “Wasting Light” & “Sonic Highways” & many other albums.

 

What does this all mean for “Linkin Park”?

http://loudwire.com/mike-shinoda-crossing-a-line-video/

 

10 best Iron Maiden songs by www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/best-iron-maiden-songs/

 

YAY, Blue Jays baseball starts!  Game 1 of 162!  I watch as many games as possible.  If I can’t OK, Blue Jays in 00:30 it is.  I’m a hard core baseball/Blue Jays NERD, 162 games fly by for me.  I don’t know every players’ stats but I can’t get enough of the game.  3 hours a day, maybe less.  They’ve introduced new rules to help speed up things a bit.  Kind of breaks my heart but I understand that they’re trying to attract a bigger audience to the game.

 

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Chris

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/GRETA VAN FLEET

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I fell asleep to “Black Sabbath” the album “Black Sabbath” followed by “Foo Fighters the album I recorded from the radio station when I was 20 “Live from Montreal 2000” followed by “Greta Van Fleet” their only album “From the Fires” X 2, “Devin Townsend Project” the album “Transcendence” & finally “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground”

Yeah, I was wide awake until 3:15 am, despite going to bed a 10:15 pm.  My mind was racing.  Anything I could pretend to stress about, I did so.  Why?  I don’t know.

I exercised to “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd”

 

Weekly exercise total for a 5 day week.  750 pushups, 500 crunches, 540 leg lifts, 250 squats, 540 triceps pushups, & 200 back flexes.  I was playing with the numbers this week.

Yes, every morning starts with me doing exercise, even over the holidays I just did 3 of my exercise, & stopped for a few days.  I’ve been back to 6 & 2 mystery exercises I’ll tell you about near the end of the year.

When Kim came home on Wednesday she brought up the mail.  Behold another 3 months of a prescription (from my family doctor who also was one of my doctors during my entire cancer scare) for low level in my Thyroid.  One day I just want to be a “normal” or as close to a “normal” person.  Just one day, without having to take pills.  I’m OK with my wheelchair for now & I’m fine with having an iPatch.

I guess I’m getting older, I’ll be 38 next week.  I’ve been taking medication for EVERYTHING & I’m just tired of doing that but I know that’s something I NEED to do.  I’ll be done my anti-biotics, for an apparent bladder infection, on the weekend.  Likely tomorrow I’ll start 3 months of pills for my Thyroid.  Those pills better help me lose weight!!!!

On the upside I’ve added 6 or 10 T-Shirts that fit me now this week.  There’s my “Opeth” shirt that I could wear if I wanted to show my belly off.  I believe it has shrunk in length A LOT.

 

Now I have a 4th concert I don’t want to miss, my brother will see it too.  No date, but they mentioned coming to Regina.  Finger Eleven & I Mother Earth.  Hopefully it’s on a weekend but if it’s not, I’ll be there with my younger but bigger brother.  They mention other nooks & crannies across Canada as well.  Worst case scenario, we’ll have to go to Saskatoon (I’m sick of that boring drive, 2.5 hours but it feels like 8 hours) bigger venue there though.

I think this is the 20th anniversary of Finger Eleven’s debut album?  My brother is a huge fan of both bands.  I love I Mother Earth, & I like Finger Eleven.

With “Slayer” retiring I’d throw “Trivium” or “Lamb of God” into the big 4

http://loudwire.com/dave-mustaine-hopes-for-at-least-one-more-big-4-show-before-slayer-retires/

Yep, I bought the new “Fall Out Boy” album.  I’ll review it on the “Weekend Update” post.

Wow, some people are dumb!  It’s called a “Wall of Death”, sure that’s a great place for a baby?????????????????!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/worst-parent-ever-toddler-wall-of-death/

Seth Myers interview with Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost & Michael Che.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/michael-che-colin-jost-on-rejected-snl-sketches-w515821

When “Slayer” retires, Kerry King should learn to solo in key!  There’s 1 added to the list, actually at the top of his list!

http://loudwire.com/6-things-kerry-king-slayer-retires/

Elton John has said he’s doing a farewell tour, but said he’ll possibly be recording?

Do yourself a favour if you like “Lynyrd Skynyrd” & “Led Zeppelin” by checking out.

“Greta Van Fleet” their debut album of 8 songs released in November!

I bought this on Thursday & I can’t stop listening to it.  The singer, at times, sounds just like Robert Plant of “Led Zeppelin” & depending on the song the band sounds as though “Led Zeppelin” & “Lynyrd Skynyrd” had a baby.  There’s your review for that album since it only has 8 songs on it

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LIVE MUSIC/CANCER UPDATE/ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

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I fell asleep to “Devin Townsend Project” the album “Transcendence”, followed by “U2” the album “Songs of Experience” & finally “Trivium” the album “The Sin & The Sentence”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

“So far so good” this week!  I seem to have more energy this week than usual.  I’ve been playing around with the numbers of repetitions I do with a couple of exercises, adding not subtracting.

I got a call Monday morning from my doctor’s office saying they needed a urine sample.  I wasn’t thinking.  I called Kim & realized we gave it to the lab on Sunday instead of Friday when I gave the blood sample.  They’ve got my sample from Sunday.  I had to give another Tuesday evening.  Really good/nice people just REALLY frustrated that these minor inconveniences are now part of my life.  All of that being said, this beats the worst alternative.

I’m a Canadian living in Canada.  Whatever the orange guy south of us says has no effect on me anymore.  He’s nothing more than a racist that craves attention.  Remember that car hitting a crowd in Charleston?  He said he’d rather be called racist than wrong.  Mr. President, those 2 words fit together very well & come hand in hand.

Great news when the Pope is worried about nuclear war.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/pope-warns-world-one-step-away-nuclear-war-115741315.html

 

I guess I’ll miss 1 BIG concert this year & that’s fine getting to see the others will be FANTASTIC!  I’ll miss “Stone Sour” with “Halestorm” oh well.  I don’t see either band calling it a career anytime soon.  They are playing in Saskatoon on February 4th, yeah a Sunday……..BOO.  The other ones totally make up for it though!  Money tree is bare due to the other concerts, that & I’m not sure who would come with me to that one?  No big deal though!  If I had to miss a concert this year, that would be the one.

No matter who it is or how it sounds, it should be better live!  If it’s not I write them off & forget about seeing them live or purchase the odd album.  I’ll never see Taylor Swift live & that’s fine with me.  I only purchased her pop album “1989” since it was really catchy & not country.  Country music & I don’t mix just like water & oil.

With the exception of the latest “Foo Fighters” album, the bands I like, especially Foo Fighters, like to sound the same recorded as they do live.  Many members of the many bands I like seem to all share that sentiment.

“Corrosion of Conformity” REVIEW

It’s exactly as this reviewer said…

She seemed to like it more than I do.  It’s a lot like “Anthrax”, I don’t love it & I don’t hate it.  It’s good!  I’d give it 3 out of 5.  It reminds me quite a bit of “Kyuss”.  I see myself listening more to their earlier albums like “Wiseblood”, “Deliverance”, “In the Arms of God”, & “America’s Volume Dealer”.

Here’s a “Kyuss” tune from my preferred album of theirs “Blues for the Red Sun”

The Blue Jays did something but I wouldn’t think this is all.  They signed a 37 year old outfielder for $5,000,000 for 1 year to platoon with a left or right fielder.  At minimum they still need a fifth starting pitcher & hope there are 0 injuries.  In other words, I’m still not impressed.  “Hello 28th place in the entire MLB.  Haven’t seen you since last season!”

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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

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL & DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

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I fell asleep to “Finger Eleven” the album “Greyest of Blue Skies”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory Of…”

I don’t believe in making a New Year resolution.  I have goals I want to achieve or surpass, exercise wise.  I’ve been back to my regular routine with squats added into the mix.  I wanted to add cardio, so I think I know what I’ll do about that now.  Exercise bike once a week in the evening or Saturdays & walking with my walker & Kim’s help 3 nights a week as soon as she gets home or just after supper.  My crunches & back flexes have also joined the mix.

4 day week remember.  Each day is 45 Triceps pushups, 40 squats (recommended by my younger cousin Megan Gagnon), 40 back flexes, 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, & 120 pushups.  For the week that’s  180 Triceps pushups, 160 squats, 160 back flexes, 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, & 480 pushups.  Next week will be a full 5 days.

All of this exercise is great but I hope to add some cardio on Saturdays.  Walking with my walker mostly & some exercise bike thrown in on occasion.  I’ve only heard whispers of other people enjoying cardio, I’m SO NOT one of them.  Kim enjoys it though.  When she’s out jogging or boxing at the gym, I get the remote & there shall be no TLC on the TV!

After all of that exercise during the week, I get really tired.  In order to walk with my walker & Kim’s assistance, I’d prefer to do so properly, when I’m not tired, like right before supper or ride the exercise bike on Saturdays.

 

 

Really?  “Muse” are back in the studio.  They did say they wanted to release a new album this year.

 

Haha!  Funny tweets about Alexa!

https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-alexa-tweets/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

 

More news about the Spotify lawsuit.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/wixens-16-billion-spotify-lawsuit-what-you-need-to-know-w514878

 

 

Devin Townsend Project

I had a lot of iTunes cash for Christmas.  James had the latest CD “Transcendence” which I borrowed & put on my iTunes.  Then I bought 2 other albums from iTunes “Addicted” & “Epicloud” all FANTASTIC albums added to other albums I own of his.  I was planning on buying “Transcendence” anyways.  I borrowed the CD from James & couldn’t stop listening to it, so I bought the other 2 albums from iTunes.  I wasn’t a huge fan of his until I heard “Transcendence” the double album version, & the latest release from them, right now, that’s my jam.

I couldn’t get into his former group “Strapping Young Lad” though.  They’re a little too heavy for me.

“Devin Townsend Project” I REALLY enjoy though.  Here are a few tracks from “Transcendence” that I can’t get enough of!

 

He’s Canadian & he did produced the “Lamb of God” album “As the Palaces Burn”

He finished recording it & then said “I can’t mix this????????????????”

Two things that would blow my mind this year is a new Lamb of God album & if Trivium would come to Saskatoon this year!

 

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Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

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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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Quiet weekend here, Kim’s back from her trip to B.C. this weekend.  I really missed her.  Brewster & I got to hang out.  Kim made food to keep in the fridge for me a lasagna & some fish.  I ended up hanging out at my parents place for 2 of the 4 days.  I ended up not eating here much, more so at my parents place.  I missed Kim so much!  Brewster was thrilled to see her too.

 

13 years ago Friday “Iron Maiden” released the album “Dance of Death”

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-dance-of-death-anniversary/

 

In 1992 on September 9th “Pearl Jam” played “Jeremy” at the MTV awards.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Yay, but it’s on HBO.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/breaking-bad-creator-teams-with-hbo-for-jonestown-series-w438953

 

Article/review of the new Devin Townsend Project album

http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-project-transcendence-album-review/

 

Sixx AM release teaser for their new album.  Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-teaser-prayers-for-the-blessed-vol-2/

 

Article/review of the upcoming Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://rockrevoltmagazine.com/album-review-alter-bridge-the-last-hero/

 

I’d be purchasing vinyl as well, if I had room for a collection?  According to my father, sales for CD players are declining steadily & record player sales are climbing upwards!  He works in the business designing home theaters & much more.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/new-turntables-to-fit-any-budget-w437642

 

There’s a group from New York called “Highly Suspect” who are releasing their 2nd album which is on iTunes for preorder as of Friday…………….but only in the USA.  I checked immediately on iTunes!  Not there.  On American iTunes, yes it’s there.  It asked me to make an American iTunes account, that ain’t happening……………………ever.  I got their first album on iTunes (Canadian).  Take my money?  I don’t agree with streaming sites, just like I no longer have a subscription to “Guitar World” magazine.  I download my music on iTunes.  I’m very leery about signing up for an American iTunes account, it’s likely illegal & will likely screw up our Canadian iTunes.

 

I had a completely different issue that they helped me with immediately by calling me 2 seconds after they got my request for a phone call!  The customer support is fantastic, the point of sale service could improve vastly………………could also be that I’m all thumbs when it comes to technology.

 

The Agonist shared it…..

 

Punk band NOFX release

http://loudwire.com/nofx-pharmaceuticals-oxy-moronic-music-video-north-american-tour/

 

Significant timing by Slayer!

http://loudwire.com/slayer-god-hates-us-all-album-anniversary/

 

Former vocalist, Zach De La Rocha, of Rage Against The Machine gives timeline for 2017 solo release!

http://loudwire.com/zack-de-la-rocha-solo-album-2017/

 

Billy Corgan aka Mr. Smashing Pumpkins news

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-solo-album-hints-classic-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-video-update/

 

I don’t listen to country music much, other than The Dixie Chicks & a few other songs.  My knowledge of rap/hip-hop is almost nothing.  If I was going to listen to rap I’d listen to “Run-DMC”

 

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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

Bye,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres