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I fell asleep to “Live” the album “Throwing Copper”, followed by “Mark Morton” his solo album “Anesthetic”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “Wiseblood”



Friday’s post on here will be later than usual.  “Mid-afternoon” or later.


I was up at 8:00 am on Monday & got straight to my exercises.  I usually listen to music, but we forgot to put the remote on the charger overnight.  Kim comes home at the end of the day & we hunker down to watch “The Ellen Degeneres Show” only to find the Toronto Raptors celebration parade was recorded in it’s place.  I purposely set it to record on a Canadian channel to avoid so many “Breaking News” alerts about mass shootings in America.  A couple of years ago it was a weekly occurrence.  I’ve never really been a basketball fan & I didn’t hop on the Raptors wagon.  Good for them, but not in my list of interests.

It’s been a quiet week thus far.  The next couple of days could be “EXTREME”LY busy?

I beat cancer & that’s GREAT!  Still annoying with the appointments.  Beats the alternative though.  My (cancer) doctors are always asking how I am, but with a head tilt in a really sympathetic voice.  I’m fine, but it’s getting old at this point.  I wish they would treat me like a “normal” patient.  They all did & are doing their job VERY well!

Going to the cancer clinic here is a routine now for me every year.  That’s not a typical routine for most people, it’s annoying, but again, I guess it’s a pretty good tradeoff for being alive & well.

I don’t really feel like a cancer survivor………………..until someone asks me how I’m doing.  Not that I expect them not to ask.  I’m just tired of being treated differently.  Nobody’s fault at all, but it’s been over a decade since I had cancer.  I’d likely ask the same thing.  I guess the iPatch, wheelchair, & my speech are a giveaway.  Ah well.

I’ve almost completely abandoned my pushups & tricep lifts.  Tuesdays & Thursdays are now just stretching, yoga, & weights.  They’re totally different muscles though.  I might throw in 100 pushups on those days?  Different muscles, but still working my arms on those days, we’ll see what happens next week?


I don’t know of any fans of “Ghost”.  Anybody that’s anticipating new music from them will have to wait until 2020.


It must take quite a while to finish a professional release?  Sum 41, Big Wreck, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, & Tool, all say they’re done recording.  I have 2 Sum 41, 2 Big Wreck singles, & one song from The Agonist from a future album.  Anthrax, Megadeth, & Pearl Jam are said to be releasing new material this year also.  I’m a bit worried they’ll all just unleash their albums all at the same time.

I don’t have Big Wreck on preorder.  A recent death in the band easily explains the hold up of a release though.

July = Sum 41, August = Tool maybe, October = Alter Bridge, & September = The Agonist.

Dave Mustaine, former lead guitarist Metallica & now singer/guitarist/founder of Megadeth has been diagnosed with throat cancer.  His doctors have a plan that has a 90% success rate.


If I can survive stage 4 brain cancer (5-15% chance of coming out of a coma).  I’m likely to think Dave Mustaine can beat throat cancer with a 90% success rate of surviving!


Dave Mustaine seems very driven to release a new Megadeth album despite his throat cancer diagnoses.  We’ll see, I wouldn’t blame if it didn’t come out this year.

“The Batman” villains in 2021?

Article/interview with Alter Bridge regarding new album & European tour dates.


Big Wreck announced tour dates.  A few in the Maritimes, & the rest throughout America.

WHAT???????  Facebook bans Led Zeppelin art work for the album “Houses of the Holy”.  I would think a band like “Cannibal Corps” would be the first target if they’re doing this?



ASCOT ROYALS (revised)

I made a mistake last time I wrote about them.  They’re not done!  I found a single on iTunes just after the previous blog about them.  This is the group I saw opening for Big Wreck a few years ago on their “Grace Street” tour at the Casino in town.  I thought they were REALLY good.  A bit softer than Big Wreck, they fit together very well though.


Single released in 2018   EVIL I KNOW

I’ll correct my mistakes on here it just might take a while before I notice them.


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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

I got the Halestorm album last night after watching a disappointing Blue Jays game

Halestorm album review! I was tired & only heard roughly 5 or 6 songs last night when I got it. For now I can tell you it’s a VERY diverse album. I think I fell asleep to a ballad played on piano?

“Guitar Hero” is coming back with it’s first video game in 5 years. That game was my only reason for buying a PS2. I had the first 3 guitar hero games, a baseball game & God of War. Maybe a few others? That’s also the game that got me into ‘Lamb of God’. It also had an ‘In Flames’, ‘The Allman Brothers’, & “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Great way to learn bad habits on a real guitar.

3 part interview/article with a member of ‘The Agonist’

Genesis reunion from 1982 with Peter Gabriel.

This song that’s probably been covered by a few more bands

Jack White will perform spontaneously in five states with tickets going for $3.00

‘Celebrity Death Match’ is coming back to MTV2. I think they made a video game for X-Box with the claymation figures.

Hard rock bands that will change the game in 2015. I highly doubt there will be a change.

‘Shinedown’ album near completion

‘Barenaked Ladies’ in the studio. Album release set as June 2nd.

This year as far as music for me is really looking good! But Gene Simmons says “Rock is Dead” & he’s God of everything, so I hear?

I agree, get rid of the gimmick make up ‘KISS’! If people like your music they will go to a KISS concert make up or no make up!

Celebrating ‘The Who’ concert announced. Thank you CSI!

16 years ago “Burn the Priest” now known as ‘Lamb of God’ released their first self titled album ‘Burn the Priest’. I’m not a fan of that album in the least. They got better with each release after that up to the album “Sacrament”

“I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, like….” this album

Aerosmith announce tour

Foo Fighters want to get weird. Live show of the B-Sides recorded? Wait until it’s released then tour for that album? I think that’s different, as long as they don’t “doctor” the live album like “KISS” did?

Rex Brown, former Pantera bassist, is auctioning Pantera items he gathered during his time in Pantera.

Finger Eleven tour kick off. I think fans would at the very least would like a GOOD album. The last one was a tiny step up and the one before it I will never consider it as a F11 album.

35 years ago ‘Judas Priest’ released “British Steel”

My status update I did my work out at 11:00am 300 crunches, much better yoga, 20 push ups & some planking. Oh, & a “wrestle” with Brewster, my right arm against his entire body. I get him on his back & scratch his belly and I swear he looks like he’s having “….the happiest seizure of his life…” Sorry couldn’t find the one at the end of the movie?

Songs I like. “Dishwalla” I only own 2 of their CDs & that’s all. I’m pretty sure I got these on an 11 CDs for $0.01 from Columbia House or BMG? In the ’90s.

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