REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL SOON!  I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH 3 HOURS OF BASEBALL A DAY!!!!

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I fell asleep to anything & everything you can think of.  I had close to 3 liters of water yesterday.  I think I spent more time peeing in the washroom than I did sleeping in bed.

No, I didn’t hear each entire album.  I’d fall asleep about ½ or3/4 of the way through.  I got up had my 5 day/week breakfast of a hardboiled egg, black coffee, water, & a juice I make of blended fruits & vegetables that looks like baby poop but tastes really good.

I had my breakfast then had to empty the dishwasher & hand wash some dishes.  So I popped on some “Fine Young Cannibals”

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I’m not kidding about the baseball thing.  “Blue Jays in 30” is for when I’m not around a TV.  I know what you’re thinking “Just watch it on a cell phone”.  No!  That totally defies the purpose of owning a large HD TV!

We really didn’t do much of anything but watch the first season (7 45 minute episodes) of Riverdale on Netflix after Hannah went home that morning.  It’s an odd show.  In the Archie comics the characters were very different than I remember.  I think what I wrote on my Facebook timeline suits it very well.

Live action + Archie comic characters + Dateline = Riverdale.  It’s weird but totally sucked me in, then Kim joined the party!  The gangs all there, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Josie & The Pussycats and more.  I guess the Facebook timeline calls it a teen drama.  I guess so Archie’s dad is played by Luke Perry, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210.

My sciatic nerve is holding up fairly well.  I’m hoping to get an appointment this week with my chiropractor?  My message therapist recommended it before my back goes haywire again.

I’ve got a question for anyone out there.  Have you seen the animated movie “Sing”, & how was it?

 

Ed Sheeran tops the weekly charts!  Deservedly so.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheerans-divide-totals-best-sales-week-of-2017-w471763

 

10 best hard rock albums of ‘97

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

Of course I’d choose Foo Fighters, but I’ll have to add a 2nd since they included a Canadian band

Believe it or not Canada Econoline Crush just signed with a new label & are supposedly in the studio!

 

Korn drummer quits to start a different band.

http://loudwire.com/former-korn-drummer-david-silveria-new-band-core-10/

Corn or Korn don’t sit well with me.  Real corn makes me “choke” for some strange reason?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-compare-trumpcare-to-johnny-depp-in-pirates-sequels-w471787

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh do I like Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m tired, I hear the couch calling me.  It needs a friend, the love seat must’ve left?  I’d better check on the couch.

 

Now a few songs I’ve played in the past.  I have our set list from the U of R Engineering Beerfest in 2002.  It was a sold out crowd 500 people.  None of us will ever be in front of that many people at once again.  It was fun and that was our goal!

Our lead guitar player, Rydell, sang this & played the solo.  I took over the rest of the guitar.

Yep, I managed to hit these notes.  I still listen to U2.

 

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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”

https://www.grammypro.com/national/blogs/imperfections-make-it-perfect-pretty-reckless-talk-shop-songwriting-and-newest-album

 

Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/andy-shauf-james-corden-late-late-show-1.4008103

 

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

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

 

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

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-the-promise/

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.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1445805

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!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/saturday-night-live-rocks-25-greatest-musical-performances-w468638/simon-and-garfunkel-october-18th-1975-w471294

 

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 “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide” followed by “Elton John” his “Greatest Hits”

 

I used to read somewhat, not a ton though.  It’s a good thing I didn’t.  I can read fine, it’s just incredibly slow.  With only one eye, I end up reading the same line repeatedly.  I got through 4 pages of a novel & at the pace I was going it would’ve taken me a month to read it.  I tried a Kindle since my parents had a spare.  I could make the printing as large as I needed, which REALLY helped.  I don’t think the book I’m reading or was reading really grabbed me.  It’s the memoirs of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.  It’s about him being arrested as a murder suspect Russia, while on tour and, a more than crooked judicial system.  I think I left off in the 2nd chapter & a lot of it I knew already.

 

Kim went out yesterday she HATES baseball!  April 3rd is the day we will part for the summer.  She can watch what she likes on one TV & me on the other.  It’s going to be awkward when there’s company with 3 guys, spooning watching baseball.  Nah, we like each other we’ll keep the other around, we just don’t watch as much TV together after the shows end for the summer & I’m glued to baseball & CFL.

It’s been almost 4 months with this screwed up nerve.  2 nights ago, I couldn’t find a comfortable.  It’s not serious pain, just enough to not do anything to bother it.  When I do, I regret it terribly.

I laid down for a nap on the couch after the ball game since Kim was still out.  I was in & out of sleep, listening to music.

 

Stone Sour on tour this summer with Korn

 

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HIM farewell tour

http://loudwire.com/him-ville-valo-band-run-its-unnatural-course-farewell-tour/

For the odd time I listen to this, I should just get rid of it.

 

North American touring dates for Prince’s band “Revolution”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-revolution-expands-north-american-tour-w470529

 

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DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired…………to self-destruct”, woke up to pee & listened to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street”

I exercised to “In Flames” the album “Colony”

 

I did 200 crunches yesterday & 200 today.  My abs really hurt, how on earth was I doing 1500 a day with no pain?

Kim’ stomach is fine.  She’s trying to figure out what it is that bothers her for a day or 2 a week.  She doesn’t get sick, she just has an annoying stomach every now & then.  She’s exercising a bit as well.  She went for a ½ hour run on Sunday, in the exercise room here on the treadmill.

I’m doing some of my exercises, & still stretching my sciatic nerve mostly.  I’m doing a fraction of my crunches & some of my leg lifts.  My daily goal for crunches each day won’t be 1500, it will be a little bit less when I reach it, and 1300 is what I’ll build up to.  I gotta say that doing my exercises feels more normal for me.  Back into my routine a bit, it feels much better!

 

Ed Sheeran’s performing at the Brit Awards

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-to-perform-at-brit-awards-1968289?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-6th-feb-2017-06-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

The Agonist shared it again………………….

 

I have nothing good to say about Trump.  Now he’s ruined award shows.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/for-grammy-organizers-caution-and-fear-in-the-trump-era-w464782

 

Blink 182 on tour in the USA this spring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blink-182-announce-spring-us-tour-w465319

 

Well it’s official!  I have an addiction…………………to music.  The “Big Wreck” album “Grace Street” was released on Friday.  As of Monday evening I’ve listened to it 13 times on my iPod & likely 5-8 times through our stereo.  Another reason I don’t play my music on the stereo when Kim’s home!

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” this year……………….AWESOME!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/queens-stone-age-tease-new-material-studio-photos-1969208?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-feb-2017-07-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

What happens when you put Metallica in one hand, Lady Ga Ga in the other & then put those hands together?  I don’t know but we’ll all find out at the Grammy Awards.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-duet-lady-gaga-grammy-awards/

 

A Perfect Circle is going on tour from April 6 – May 7

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I may be listening to Big Wreck quite a bit, but I try to listen to as much music as possible!  Alter Bridge, In Flames, The Pretty Reckless, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Ascot Royals, Our Lady Peace, The Agonist, Into Eternity, Portal, Lamb of God, Judah & the Lion, Diemonds, etc.  Like every Tool fan I’m waiting patiently for a new album.

 

A follow up to the 2006 release “10,000 Days” by Tool would be more than welcome.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

The Agonist

 

The Pretty Reckless

 

These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.

 

Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/see-chris-stapleton-share-meaning-of-traveller-on-fallon-w463188

 

Lamb of God shared it….

 

Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/frances-bean-cobain-doesnt-fucking-care-about-the-90s-1960616?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/songs-ed-sheeran-wrote-for-other-musicians-1960647?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song

http://www.nme.com/news/music/taylor-hawkins-reveals-the-foo-fighters-song-he-hates-1961317?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-27-jan-2017-27-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Mastodon track

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-sultans-curse/

 

New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/phil-collins-teenage-son-nic-talks-drumming-for-dad-w463143

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday!

 

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STICKS & STONES

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the third album “Never Wanna Die”, then “The Damned Things”

I exercised/stretched to “Big Wreck” the album “In loving memory of”

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Remember that old mantra we learned as kids “Sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Totally wrong!  A broken bone will heal in time, when you speak to someone you have to pay attention as to what you’re saying to someone new, or what might really offend a family member or friend.  “The pen is mightier than the sword!”  Still not true but much closer to reality.  A person might take words poorly, intended or not intended.  If it just comes out by mistake, you’re hooped, better start apologizing ASAP.  Hopefully the individual can let go of what was said.  Fortunately, I have great friends & family, who have forgiven me for things I said in 2011 & 2012.

 

Pantera was very tight as a band!

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-pantera-still-tightest-band-ive-ever-played-with/

 

Flashback Neil Young & REM play “Ambulance Blues” together in 1998

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-neil-young-rem-play-ambulance-blues-in-1998-w462700

 

Oh, the wall is real.  He signed off on it being built on Wednesday.

 

The best metal album of every year since 1970.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

 

Apple is suing an individual for using their music from one of Apple’s commercials?  Does that sound incredibly hypocritical to anyone else?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-sued-over-sample-from-jamie-xx-song-used-in-iphone-ad-w462881

 

Wait for at least a month of Big Wreck talk after February 3rd.  New album is released that day & that may last for quite a while.  Probably March 3rd when the new Ed Sheeran is released.

 

Ed Sheeran announces UK tour dates

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-announces-uk-and-ireland-tour-dates-1960430?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Is “Aerosmith” done?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/aerosmith-final-tour-band-split-new-album-interview-1959845?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-26-jan-26-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A reissue of the “Singles” soundtrack with “grunge” era rarities.  Oddly enough I’ve never seen this movie, rental on iTunes I guess.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/singles-soundtrack-reissue-to-contain-grunge-era-rarities-w462468

 

Royal Blood covers The Police’s Roxanne

 

Mastodon fans!!

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-new-song-snippet/

http://eos360.mastodonrocks.com/

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Gotta run & get some stuff done!

 

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DOES ANYONE FEEL A HEAVY WEIGHT ON THEIR CHEST TODAY? I DO

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the 2000 release “Clayman”

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I couldn’t really exercise this week.  More stretching along with 300 calf raises & 300 leg lifts for the week.  Sets of 20 until I reach 60 for the day.  Yet to hear from the physio therapist.  Each passing day seems like a step backwards, & this started mid-November so I’m WAY behind!

Well I guess this is the day, the inauguration day of a terrorist.  I may live in Canada but I’m not very comfortable with Trump as the President to our direct south!  So buddy up it may be a situation of safety in numbers?  I think there were some protesters there yesterday?

 

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen today.  Just feeling odd emotionally, I needed to hear some “Rage Against the Machine” if you would like to hear it, it’s here but full of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Suitable title for what may come.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ryan-adams-romantic-new-song-doomsday-w461806

 

WOW, there’s a specific genres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/classic-swedish-death-metal-albums-should-own/

I don’t know any of the bands on the list?  I think “In Flames” are considered a Swedish melodic death metal group?

 

Mark Tremonti talks about “Alter Bridge”

 

This version of the song is a Grammy nominated song

 

Now the hits just keep on coming & I feel older with each one.

My dad took me to a taping of “Switchback” when I was a wee little lad!  Here in Regina.

 

I’ve had a TON of time to listen to my music!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just find the actual video sexist!

 

Korn did something to help prevent suicide & anti-bullying organizations!  Buy a T-Shirt & help out!

http://loudwire.com/korn-jonathan-davis-launches-t-shirt-campaign-benefit-suicide-prevention-anti-bullying-organizations/

 

Sunday, February 5th 2017 I’ll be doing something other than watching the “Super Bowl”.  Me no likes!  Maybe the half time show?  I don’t know who’s playing at half time.

 

You know whatever Alex Jones says is “fake news”

 

It’s a bitter sweet day for North Americans, more so for America likely.  On the downside the Obama’s are leaving the White House.  On the upside it’s Friday.  Those don’t really balance out……………………………at ALL for me!

 

I’ve heard nothing but bad news for the future of the DC comic book movies, which is sad.  I really liked Batman v. Superman & Suicide Squad.  Apparently Ben Affleck is ready to leave the movie franchise.

 

Trump, Trump, & more Trump

http://www.nme.com/news/music/world-reacts-donald-trumps-inauguration-concert-three-doors-down-singalong-1952576?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-20th-jan-20-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

http://www.nme.com/news/music/donald-trump-rolling-stones-heart-of-stone-inauguration-concert-1951275?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-20th-jan-20-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I completely agree with Billy Joe Armstrong’s comments inside this link.

 

In other words, pick a TV channel & there’s a 95% chance the inauguration will be on it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/where-to-watch-donald-trumps-inauguration-w461605

 

Stephen Colbert!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-revive-report-character-for-obama-farewell-w462025

 

Wayne’s World returning to theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/waynes-world-returning-to-cinemas-for-25th-anniversary-w462002

 

New Big Wreck tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Or the Blue Jays could package OF Marvin Upton Junior, 1B Justin Smoak & a prospect into a trade with another team for one of their 5 needs.  I hope the “Rogers” company can back that financially.  That trade is over $9,000,000 + a prospect/ “a box of chocolates”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-prospect-tellez-cant-wait-make-impact-mlb-level/

 

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Friday night we stayed in, babysat for our friends who were off to see “Blue Rodeo”.  Hannah slept over aka I hit the couch & she takes my spot with “Auntie” Kim on the king size bed.  The leftover chicken fingers are a pretty good deal though.  “Uncle” Chris doesn’t mind!

As for the rest of Saturday not much happened.  Kim & I on the couch we rented the movie “War Dogs” based on a true story, a rated R story.  Lots of cocaine, weapons, swearing, & illegal smuggling.  Good/interesting movie but not for kids.

Today is shaping up to be a lazy day on the couch again.

 

When my Grandmother lost her battle with breast cancer on December 5th 1999, I was in my 3rd semester of Engineering at the U of R.  I was really lost at the time, totally missed a final on purpose.  I would drive 40 minutes away to Moose Jaw & blast their 3rd album, There is Nothing Left to Lose, which was released that November, all the way & back.

After her memorial the rest of my aunts, uncles, & cousins came to my parent’s house.  I didn’t know how to react.  I went to my room in the basement, put on headphones & blasted “I Mother Earth” the album “Blue Green Orange”.  That was the first big loss to me.  I was a mess at the time.

I guess all of this means that I mourn a death, tragedy by listening to music & other people deal with things their own way.  Whatever helps you in a rough situation & doesn’t bother anyone else.

As for Friday’s “Depression” post, well it can be any type of mental illness.  Talk to someone about it.  I can think of 8 or 9 people including myself that struggle with a mental illness.  Don’t be afraid or feel that no one will understand.  Don’t be afraid of taking whatever type of medication a doctor says you should try.  There are millions of people that will listen to you.  Please remember you’re not alone and you will likely need help from others, don’t feel embarrassed about asking for help.

 

10 best live acts in hard rock or metal.

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-live-acts-in-hard-rock-metal/

I’m gonna go with the acts I’ve seen.  The other’s I haven’t seen or have no desire to see.

I saw Queen a couple of years ago with Adam Lambert singing for them.  I’ve never seen “Iron Maiden” live but I hope to change that one day.

 

Help Alter Bridge create the set list for an upcoming show if you’re going to see them?

https://settheset.com/t/57ff9d51d2875e0017da1bb3

I’d throw this into every set on the tour.

 

Weekend music; Judah & the Lion, Boston, Diemonds, The Damned Things, Metallica, & Megadeth.

^^ This what they played on Conan.  WAY better live on TV.  On the album it’s my least favourite song.

 

Dave Grohl turned 48 years old on Saturday!

 

Katy Perry produced a commercial against hate!  I’m not a fan of her music, but this commercial is very well done!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-katy-perry-produced-dont-normalize-hate-psa-w461148

 

Foo Fighters’ radio interview.

 

Live footage of Metallica.

http://loudwire.com/watch-pro-shot-footage-metallica-live-debut-now-that-were-dead/

 

10 things Rolling Stone magazine learned in 2014 about Dave Grohl.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/10-things-we-learned-hanging-with-dave-grohl-20141124

 

66 hard rock or metal guitarists of all time.  They couldn’t at least round it up to 70, 100, or down to 50?  66 seems like an odd number number to stop at?????

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-guitarists-of-all-time/

Who I think is the most under rated guy on the list is…………..John Frusiante.  Sounds like it is easy, I couldn’t play it!

 

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die” followed by “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.

I’m just doing light exercising today to this music “The Birds of Satan” (Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters 2, or 3rd casual solo project)

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Does anything in the title really determine what anyone is like in person?  It’s never crossed my mind!  All I need to know is if I want to be around you, as a friend, or are ugly on the inside & I’ll let you do your thing way over there?  I found out one of Canada’s famous comedians was gay.  Apparently he came out when I was in the hospital & guess what………………….there was no difference at all.  Still hilarious, I had no clue he was gay.  He was funny before he came out & he continues to be funny!  Unless you’re a member of a terrorist organization or KKK, I’ll give you a chance.

 

Vinnie Paul, former drummer of Pantera, plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/pantera-hellyeah-vinnie-paul-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Babymetal moments

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-babymetal-moments/

WHAT??????????????????????

That was strange, yes I’ve heard of them before.  That was as weird as Marilyn Manson for me?  At least their happy with what they’re doing.

 

I love “The Agonist” out of Quebec!  This is what type of music that calms me & put’s me to sleep.  Anywho, “The Agonist” shared it….

 

I have a Fender Telecaster.  From a good friend got it for me, signed by Ian Fletcher Thornley of Big Wreck, given to me while in the hospital.

 

Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes was very well done!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-meryl-streeps-fiery-2017-golden-globes-speech-w459786

 

Nine Inch Nails ranked.  I’m not a big fan, although they have a handful of songs I like

http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-albums-ranked/

From the “Sound City” documentary

 

U2 are touring for their 1987 masterpiece’ 30th anniversary, The Joshua Tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love that album!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-edge-breaks-down-u2s-upcoming-joshua-tree-tour-w459473

This song was recorded during the sessions of “The Joshua Tree” but it was shelved for years and later released on a greatest hits album

 

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) he beat throat cancer while recording the album they released & toured!!!  I’d give him my vote for “Rock Titan of the Year”

http://loudwire.com/vote-rock-titan-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Who saw that coming?  Oh…………………..wait…………………………..EVERYONE!  It’ll be fantastic when Trump gets control of the red button!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/donald-trump-blasts-overrated-meryl-streep-for-golden-globes-speech-w459854

I wonder what Trump thinks about all of the immigrants who got their citizenship to America & were injured or died protecting America?

 

So Maynard is doing stuff with “A Perfect Circle” this year?  I’m guessing no work on the supposed new “Tool” album, you know, his original band?  Or is this more misleading from the Tool camp?

http://www.alternativenation.net/a-perfect-circle-huge-2017-plans/

 

Top 100 hard rock songs of 2016

https://hardrockdaddy.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/top-100-hard-rock-songs-of-2016/

How long can this band exist?  I’m not in my early 20s anymore!

 

This should be a really good tour!  U2 & Noel Gallagher, could also break the bank.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/u2-announce-uk-eu-joshua-tree-anniversary-tour-supported-noel-gallagher-1940273?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9th-dec-2016-09-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ozzy Osbourne overdosed years ago.  Does this really shock anyone?

http://loudwire.com/kelly-osbourne-memoir-ozzy-osbourne-overdosed-sharon-osbourne-fought-cancer/

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres