FANTASTIC WEEK!

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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

900 Crunches

900 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

450 Back flexes

1:15 hour of yoga over 2 days

Little delay today.  The building manager & fire Marshall were checking the sprinklers & fire alarms in each suite this morning.  This happens once a year.

Great week for me!  Exercise went REALLY well & I felt very productive/accomplished on guitar too.  I learned the “Alter Bridge” song by mid-week & relearned “Learn to fly” & “Razor” by Foo Fighters by the end of Tuesday.  I just keep playing new songs over & over until it becomes automatic.  Relearning a song I’ve played 100s of times before gets boring but I know I need to do it.  To keep the tempo I sing the melody in my head or hum along if I can.  “Alter Bridge” is a new thing to me on guitar other than their song “Find the Real” most Foo Fighters’ songs I’ve played & sang quite a bit, although I have been learning “Rope” that was released in April of 2011 while I was in my rehabilitation program.

I’ve never attempted singing “Addicted to Pain” so I count the beats.  Pretty busy on guitar to sing along with…even just in my head!

Foo Fighters’ album ‘There is Nothing Left to Lose’ was released in November of 1999.  My grandmother died of cancer on December 5th, 1999.  I almost wore out the CD, with ‘Learn to Fly’ on it, that December.  It was my 3rd semester of University & I didn’t want to do anything after she died.  I would blast that album in my used 1989 Ford Tempo & drive 45 minutes away to the closest city, Moose Jaw, & back to kill time.  I’ve heard, played, & sang ‘Learn to Fly’ 100s of times.

I’ve been playing ‘Razor’ quite a bit & ‘Addicted to Pain’ a lot to memorize them both ‘Razor’ is memorized & ‘Addicted to Pain’ is new to me and just busy in general.  VERY satisfying though!

I think we can add a 1959 Gibson Les Paul reissue to my “never going to happen” list.  That’s why I’m saving for the much more affordable PRS S2 McCarty 594.

I will confess that I had a coffee on Tuesday since I didn’t sleep well Monday night.  That’s my 3rd coffee since the end of May!  I don’t know what my resting heart rate is now?  While I was doing exercise therapy, my therapist would check my pulse before & after my 30 minute workout first thing in the morning.  I think it was in the mid-90s per minute before my exercise without coffee?   

Kim heard on Wednesday that October is “Disability Employment Awareness Month”.  In Saskatchewan anyways.  We were talking about me getting a part time online job Tuesday night.  I’m definitely up for that type of job.  I could still get my exercise done in the morning & work 4 hours in the afternoon or even work 2 ½ full days if needed.  Minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $11.45, I could do that for a bit of extra cash & having an actual purpose while contributing to society!  I’d rather be useful than dependent.

Even without a job & minimal TV the days just seem to be too short.  Weeks seem OK, & 2020 isn’t over yet?!?!  BALLS!  I’m awake by 7:30 am, shower between 11-12 depending on the day, play guitar, hang out with Kim, she goes to bed at 9:30-10:00 pm, & I typically go to bed between 11:00 pm to midnight.  I sleep in on Saturday.  Sunday I’m usually making my vegetable juice, eggs, & fish for the week.  Brewster will bark at us around 8:00 pm from the bedroom meaning he wants up on the bed.  Kim puts him up there, but he comes out to the living room 10-30 minutes later. “Who needs Sleep?”

I had a psychiatrist appointment & all is going really well.  He asked about my typical day & was happy to hear about.  Last time that I saw him I was prescribed a small dose of anti-depressants/sleeping pills, I told him that they seem to help most of the time.  He was happy to hear that too.  Really nice guy and very personable.  Came out to the waiting room to say hi, helped with the doors out of the building even.

Yesterday was Kim’s birthday.  Covid birthday.  Ordered in food, my parents brought over mine & Brewster’s gift to her while she was at work today & my dad drove me to my appointment about the time Kim was close to finishing work for the day.  She told me last night that she has today off, so we stayed up later than usual.  She wanted to relax & just watch some Netflix for a while after we had supper, so that was her Covid birthday.  Kim actually took Brewster out for a bit this morning to avoid the loud high pitched smoke alarms going off this morning.

I compared Ellen’s apology to Donald Trump’s response to sexual assault accusations, there’s a BIG difference in my opinion.  Ellen admits quite a bit that she avoids tabloids regarding her & her show.  She also calls herself a “…work in progress…”  Donald Trump was born in 1946 and hasn’t changed since.  All he ever says is how he’s so perfect at EVERYTHING!  I think we’re all a work in progress.  You’re not going to wake up one day and think “Oh, I’m perfect!  I guess I can stop evolving”.  The world is still spinning you might want to keep up?!

I’m suffering from “Trump Fatigue”.  I’ve recorded the debate & I’ll watch the “Borat” movie on Amazon Prime at some point this weekend, then I don’t need to see anymore until after the election results are given.  Then I can get drunk & forget what happened if Trump wins & pray or keep on keeping on with more optimism than usual if Biden wins.

This looks interesting.  I’m mostly deaf in my right ear from listening to LOUD rock & metal bands live.

YAY, “Nothing but Thieves” 3rd album “Moral Panic” is out today!  The first 2 albums & 4 song EP didn’t disappoint me in the least!

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris 

“Spread love” –Ellen Degeneres 

BAD VISIT TO THE VET LAST NIGHT

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Exercise total for 4 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

600 Crunches

600 Leg lifts

200 Squats   

300 Back flexes

1:20 hour of yoga over 2 days

Nice short week.  Feeling good & detoxed from Thanksgiving.  Food I don’t typically eat & I had a glass of wine as well as a gin beverage of some type, good at the time but nice to get out of my system.  Sorry about the typos in any posts, my bad.

I still don’t like meeting new people the way I look now in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  I feel very awkward, socially anyways.  I was outgoing for a bit after high school.  Even had a bit of self-confidence for a while.

I had another shocking/pleasantly surprising moment during my exercises Wednesday morning.  I was about to start my squats & figured I try to just stand still with my hands a few inches away from my transfer pole.  Turned out to be the longest I’ve been able to stand on my own.  I’m pretty sure I’ll never walk on my own again, but that was a great event for me that morning! 

I try not to watch CNN & Fox news channel isn’t free with our cable package.  We did have a free trial period though.  I’m a Canadian that has seen both broadcasts.  I’m not a fan of either one even though I side with the left/democrats/CNN.  The 2 stations are further away from each other than I could ever imagine.  CNN tends to twist the knife in their favor.  Fox news seems to be fiction grabbed from dream land & reported as news.  Personally, I have no say on November 3rd.  I’d vote for a cold serving of liver before I’d even consider voting for Donald Trump.  Can’t say that I was ever a fan of his even before he became President.  What exactly has he done for Americans in a positive matter?  Has he ever put American citizen’s safety/health a priority?

He’s done some terrible things and denied them all.  He was involved & has been photographed in many of these situations that he has, conveniently, forgot.  He’s lied, cheated, withheld information, he’s ignorant & arrogant.  Even in Canada I’m tired of the lies & misinformation.  I not only have the effects of cancer & depression, I now have “Trump Fatigue”.   

I can’t vote in the USA Federal election since I’m a Canadian living in Canada, if I was in Russia I assume my opportunity to vote on November 3rd would increase.  Canada shares a border with America & I feel as though I’m too close to Donald Trump.  I don’t want a dictator for a neighbor.  So for the 10 or so Americans reading this, PLEASE VOTE HIM OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    I’m not OK with 221,180 American deaths (at the time of this writing) due to Covid & I don’t think anybody should feel different.

There’s a provincial election happening in Saskatchewan too.  Far less coverage of our election on the local news than the mess going on in the USA.  Finally on Wednesday evening news I watched a Saskatchewan Provincial debate and what did I learn?  Nothing!  A lot of yapping about what the other party can’t do.  You’d think most politicians would know by now that voters already know what the current party can’t/won’t do.  I’d like to know what a different leadership can do & what changes I’ll see.  Of course there was no talk about people with disabilities, as usual.  I’m supposed to vote today and I have no clue who to vote for?

Brewster had a visit to the vet last night.  He was already maxed out on pills for his heart murmur & things got worse for the little guy.  He has some type of disease that I’m not even going to pretend to spell & he’s on another medication for a bladder infection.  Between blood, urine, vet visit & medication, then we find out he has a bladder infection, his kidneys aren’t great, & some disease I’m not even going to try to spell.  We’re both a little stressed & worried about our little guy.  I’m just glad he’s not in any pain at this point, still worried about him A LOT!  The little guy is priority number 1 more than usual!  I didn’t sleep well, but Brewster did.  He was up & bombing around the place this morning.  Pretty sure we just spent a little more than a mortgage payment at the vet last night, we needed all of his heart pills again too.

I went deep this week & decided to learn the guitar for this song.  I’ll be working at this for a while.  I’ve got most of the pattern down, now I need to get it up to tempo.  I’m done picking songs to learn, I have a lot of tabs bookmarked to learn.

Sorry, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

If a person wants to wear any kind of shirt with a logo, band, or anything symbolic on it, I don’t care.  When you give it any attention, it’s free advertising for a brand!

I haven’t listened to this album in a long time.  I should change that!  Rick Beato will forget more than I’d ever hope to know.

Well I did it & again I didn’t like it.  Too many glaring mistakes.  We made 2 videos of me playing guitar, one with my Epiphone Explorer & the other on my new PRS S2 Custom 22 semi-hollow.  Kim noticed that I just instantly tense up with a camera in the room. 

I should mention that the video of “For all the cows” is with my PRS which I had setup with every string tuned down a ½ step, flat.  The song is not written that way.  I just like to play in that tuning. Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb instead of the usual E, A, D, G, B, E.  They’ll both be on the Facebook page!  As for the actual playing, anxiety is at maximum & after 9 tries, I figured that was enough.

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris 

“Spread love” –Ellen Degeneres 

WHY DID I WATCH THE NEWS???

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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

900 Crunches

900 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

450 Back flexes

1:05 hour of yoga over 2 days

2020 has been a rough year to say the least, for pretty much everyone I assume, even me.  Being in quarantine has been fine with me but just opening my Facebook or watching the news can bring me down.  I turned 40 this year and I claimed that this would be my year.  That hasn’t changed at all, but there have been a few additional/minor obstacles along the way.

I finished my exercises on Tuesday, responded to a few emails & Facebook messages.  I was in here just WAY too long, ate my lunch & then crawled back into bed completely exhausted and slept until 5:00 pm. 

When I woke up, the news of Eddie Van Halen passing from cancer at the age of 65 was EVERYWHERE on social media.  I was never a fan of Van Halen, they were always just there & once in a while I’d get a song of their’s stuck in my head.  Him passing is a BIG thing among rock & metal guitar players or most musicians in general.  He developed many guitar techniques, he wasn’t just a REALLY good rock star.  I’m pretty sure that a TON of the bands I listen to currently wouldn’t sound the way they do without having heard Eddie Van Halen play guitar.  If you don’t know him, you’ve likely heard him.  Michael Jackson got him to play the guitar solo on “Beat It”

When you first go to listen to “Eruption” you just think you’re going to hear a song but you end up listening to a 1:40 minute guitar solo.  TONS of people, not me, will emulate it but Eddie created it.

This is Eddie Van Halen playing “Eruption” live in concert.  It’s long but it may help you understand his impact on any guitar player that has heard him.

I said I’d put out a small handful of videos of me playing guitar.  Mostly for me to deal with my anxiety.  I’ve picked 3 songs to do & they will trickle out when I feel they’re good enough.  All Led Zeppelin songs are new to me on guitar.  I’m just going to focus on getting these 3 as perfect as I can & hopefully I don’t freak out with a camera on me.  Of course I’ll put out abreviated versions.  Foo Fighters have been my favourite band since I saw a video on Much Music (Canada’s MTV) from their second album.  So I play a LOT of Foo Fighters stuff.

Not only is exercising daily helping me, but I’m also eating healthier, cutting out coffee & tea, while seriously minimizing my alcohol consumption to 2 oz. of Baron Samedi spiced rum on the rocks or a beer every 2-3 weeks.  I never really drink anything other than water most of the time.  A side effect of my pills are dry mouth, so I just keep a liter of water beside me all day & I usually fill my water bottle at least 3 times a day, even on weekends. 

When we got to our friends’ place last weekend, I stood up out of the car.  When I did that I quickly realized I wasn’t holding on to anything or using my arms to get up & out of our vehicle.  I immediately grabbed hold of the vehicle door.  Since February of 2008 I’ve never done that.  I startled & shocked myself at the same time.

Now that I own a PRS S2 I totally get this.  It’s a very easy to play instrument and whatever brand name is on the headstock of a guitar shouldn’t matter.  If it’s your instrument and it works for you, that’s why you have it & use it.  Even the mastermind, Paul Reed Smith himself, says that if he plays another guitar and prefers it over something PRS has made, he’ll buy it & use it.  My first guitar, a Tradition Les Paul, is great and would be the closest rival to my PRS S2 in many aspects also the furthest from my PRS S2 in many other aspects.  I’d like to say to anybody reading this, I’m sorry I took you through such a deep dive on my new guitar.  Everything I said is true so I was excited about it.  As for the topic of pickups or tone wood having the biggest effect on the sound, that’s up for debate for many people.  I think the wood used makes a HUGE difference but the next person could prove me wrong.

I watch a TON of guitar related www.youtube.com channels full of demos & reviews.  Here is a guy, who I believe lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2 ½ hours north of Regina), that was scammed by ordering a guitar made oversea where they produce knock off look-a-like guitars for a fraction of the price.  I’m glad I’ve never experienced this problem.

It’s October in Canada.  Typically we’d see snow here by now.  With climate change, the winters seem shorter the last few years.  I just heard our air conditioner turn on.  Winters are cold here, I wear shorts year ‘round since I’m usually inside, people think I’m crazy because it’s cold out, & summers are TREMENDOUSLY hot!  For it to be +30 Celcius in the summer or + 40 in July is a strong possibility.  In the winter -50 Celcius isn’t a stretch.

I turned on the news briefly on Wednesday, this is what I learned in 6 minutes or so.  There’s a bomb threat at the mall downtown, the President is contagious but back in the White House & high as a kite on experimental medication & steroids nobody will receive until approved, & 19 people in the White House have tested positive for the virus.  What did I learn from the news?  There’s a crazy person downtown & the President learned nothing after being in the hospital for the virus……and that’s why I try to avoid the news!

It was like watching a trailer for the sequel of “White House Down”.

You know what would be nice?  If we could all deal with our own stuff & not bother anyone else.  That would be nice but somebody or something always stirs the pot.  WHY?

I guess watching the news wasn’t enough punishment for me so I watched the Vice Presidential debate.  My opinion doesn’t matter on this since I’m a Canadian living in Canada, so I can’t vote.  It still a boils down to one question for me.  Does anyone want 4 more years of what’s going on now minus the Coronavirus?  If you answered “Yes” vote for Trump, if you answered “No” vote for Biden.  Nothing has changed for me.  I know where I stand on many of the issues addressed in the debate & I know how I’d vote if I had the chance.  Were in a pandemic, what else was I supposed to watch?  I know that for some reason science & facts don’t seem to matter right now but a fact is that the planet, because of climate change, can’t take 4 more years of the current administration in the USA.  Unless most of us die of something else before 2050, there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see the end of the world.

Here it is a nice long weekend in Canada!  Thanksgiving weekend!

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris 

“Spread love” –Ellen Degeneres 

P.S. Sleeping has been terrible all week.  Nap on Tuesday afternoon, 5:00 am up & doing stuff Thursday followed by a nap after my exercise.  Today I just wanted to stay in bed, I got up a little after 8:00 am.  I like to be awake & doing my exercises by 7:30 am.  Thursday was odd I slept oddly and woke up with a SORE left hand middle finger, I couldn’t make a fist.  Very little guitar playing yesterday.

THAT FELT LIKE A WEEKEND!

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Nice to relax over the weekend.  Life’s not a race but until this weekend I’ve felt like I have to catch up to everyone.  I finally relaxed for a while.  Saturday I just spent far too long playing guitar, most of the day from 1:30pm until I went to bed around midnight.

Weird thing is that I still get anxiety, I think, when my buddy or brother comes over to hang out & play guitar.  I freeze & forget that I know how to play anything out of 20(?) songs.  Like the 4 songs by Led Zeppelin or 9 Foo Fighters songs, etc.  Songs that I play every day or the handful of songs I learned on my 7 string.  I gotta get over that hump already.

As I’ve mentioned, I don’t drink alcohol much.  I had 1 short bottle of beer late Saturday night.  That little amount of sugar & alcohol had me awake at 6:00 am Sunday.  I just laid there until 10:30 am drifting in & out of sleep, I was tired but couldn’t stay asleep.

Sunday was our ‘niece’s’ 7th birthday extravaganza!  Supper was ham, potatoes, beans, carrots, & dill pickles.  Followed by the must have birthday cake & ice cream.  We missed our ‘nephew’s’ birthday because of Covid so he got his gift that day as well.  He turned 2 in the spring.  Our friends are teaching him well.  Just like me, no pants but he made sure I put on my jacket & hood when we left.  Me, always in shorts, him a diaper & shirt.

Kim got a hair appointment in a few weeks for our ‘niece’ to have her hair coloured all the colours of the rainbow.  She was pretty excited about that!

I thought of an expensive but great idea for our friends’ family.  He plays guitar so I thought the 4 of them could build a guitar since you can buy DIY kits with all of the parts.  I figured the kids could colour/stain it.  Our ‘nephew’ loves tools so he could help putting it together, & our friend will be learning how to solder in a few weeks, so she could attach the pickups.  Then I realized that depending on the type of guitar it would cost $200-$350 for the kit, plus stain, shielding paint, & clear coat.  It would be a fun but expensive project.

My brother picked me up to take me to Long & McQuade Monday afternoon.  That’s the store I ordered my guitar through.  They offer a free set up on the guitar within a year of it being purchased with them.  They told me to let it acclimate to our place for 2 weeks before hand.  It was shipped with 10-46 strings I use 10-52 strings, so I wanted to make sure it was done properly since I’ve never had a tremolo bridge on a guitar before.  This should be a one & done thing.  20 minute deal so we just window shopped while it was being done.  This is another reason I don’t have a credit card.  I might have put us in serious debt if I had…….but we’d have a bounty of guitar gear!  I saw a less expensive Gibson Les Paul with a flamed maple green/black top that tempted me.  I love the look & sound of any Les Paul I’ve played!  I had the money but it’s being saved for the PRS S2 McCarty 594 to be ordered in February.

Its home & on its wall hanger now.  It looked a little bare in here when I packed it up Sunday night.  Now it feels perfect, & it was really good before too!  I’ll order the S2 McCarty 594 that reviewers say is way better than a Gibson Les Paul that would set me back an extra $1000.  I’ll get the amplifier hopefully after my birthday in January 2022.  Then I’ll be done shopping for anything over $500 for a long time, if not forever.

I’m still stuck on getting it in a single cut (directly below) or in a PRS double cut?  Everything else is the same on both guitars, the body shape is the only difference.  Feel free to leave a comment or message the Facebook site.  I do already own 2 Les Paul (single cut) body shaped guitars.

https://www.long-mcquade.com/154076/Guitars/Guitar-Amps/Boss/Katana-50-MkII-Combo-Amplifier.htm

https://www.long-mcquade.com/12567/Guitars/Guitar_Effects/Boss/FS-6_-_Dual_Footswitch.htm

That amplifier is the bee’s knees or the cat’s pajama’s if you ask me but everything goes on pause after the guitar order in February, until we find a wheelchair accessible house or if we end up remodeling this place.  I think 3 suites were recently sold in this building recently.  That’s good news!  I thought maybe Covid would detract condo buyers?

Sounds as though the White House has been hit by a wave of the virus.  The President, the first lady, his aide, multiple senators, and Kayleigh McEnany now on Monday.

Donald Trump returns to the White House from the hospital & instantly takes off his mask after tweeting “Don’t let it dominate your life” well it’s better than calling it a hoax……marginally better.  I guess he learned nothing over the weekend?  He’s obviously still contagious & personally, I think he’s breathing very deeply.

Just cleaning up some stuff & learning new songs on guitar.

…& just to drive my brother up the wall I learned most of this.  Drives him nuts!

I found out about a Scottish band, over the weekend, similar to Foo Fighters but not as mainstream appealing, a little more eccentric called “Biffy Clyro”.  They have a wealth of albums.  I started with 4 of them, this song is from an album from 2002.

I decided Monday night to just get to it & relearn this, all of it.  New guitar all set up for me, this called for Foo Fighters!  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a handful of videos before the end of the month?  I just NEED to get over this anxiety garbage!

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris          

“Listen to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SPIN ANY OPINION THE WAY YOU WANT

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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

900 Crunches

900 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

450 Back flexes

1:05 hour of yoga over 2 days

I hate doing my exercise before I do them.  Once they’re done, I have a totally different attitude.  Usually around noon I shower and end up having the rest of the day to play guitar while recovering from my exercise earlier.  For me it balances out.  This morning wasn’t bad, get up & get them done!

I watched 1:20 of the “Presidential” debate Tuesday night.  I thought it was beyond sad to see political “Leaders” behaving like undisciplined children.  Biden called Trump a clown…that’s the level of the bar Trump has set for a Presidential nominee.  Trump didn’t call Biden a name during any portion of the debate that I saw.  Trump has often, if not always, called Biden “Sleepy Joe”.  Great….playground insults from politicians seeking election.  It comes down to 2 old white men acting like kids.  I’m not a parent or mature for that matter but I know that name calling is wrong and it won’t help either candidate in the long run.  I also know that I’m a Canadian living in Canada and I don’t get to vote.  I’m geographically closer to the “Divided States of America” than Russia, somehow Trump has encouraged Russia & the Ukraine into rigging the election for him to win while Trump slapped tarriffs on Canadian aluminum.  Yeah, ‘cause Canada’s a big threat to America & it’s democracy!  Sadest moment of the debate for me was when Trump couldn’t “condemn the proud boys” after a VERY simple question to do so.

I turned on my computron the next day after the debate and just went “NO”!  It was just a sad display of the current disregard EVERYTHING culture that is unfortunately all around us.  What did I learn from the debate?  Nothing!  Trump is still Trump, he bullied/interrupted as much as possible & Biden stooped to his level.  Trump did EXTREMELY bad & Biden did just slightly better.  Overall it was just sad.

If Biden wins there will be a civil war in the USA.  If Trump wins America will say goodbye to democracy & some American citizens will likely move to other countries to avoid Donald Trump & (a probable) WWIII on American soil.

You can make a case that either of the 2 won the debate, spin it the way you want.  I pay more in Canada for things, other than health care, but I don’t have to choose between Trump & Biden.

To expand on an issue from Tuesday’s post. I saw a video of an obviously Repubican supporter, which is OK with me, whatever political party you align with is fine.  I may not agree with that choice but I agree that you should have a choice.  Anyways, the person was going on about how Ellen Degeneres’ opening monologue/apology for the new season was terrible & fake as she addressed the off season investigations into the accusations of sezual assault on set over the years.  At least she apologized & addressed them respectfully.  What has Donald Trump done when faced with any accussations?  Lied, disregarded, pointed a finger, & denied any wrong doing on his part after how many accusations?  Tell me how Ellen’s apology is worse than the President’s dismissal?

Like either of these responses or not.  They’re in the past & can not be changed.  Seems like the cool thing to do now is jump to conclusions about anyone regarding their past.  So if that’s how people are judged, what’s the point in changing?  I’m different than I was a month ago but I guess that doesn’t matter?  When I meet a person for the first time, or any time for that matter, & ask “Have you ever acted in an innapropriate way in the past?”  The answer will probably be yes.  Nobody’s perfect 24/7?  

I’ve decided to go with this cut.  The traditional PRS cut, well an exact replica of this guitar below.

I still plan on getting this amplifier or something similar in this price range because of the fact that I can get this sound without blasting the volume!  Yeah I said fact, now nobody cares about facts?  I wonder if anybody will accept the fact that  2+2=4?

Why do I want this guitar stuff now?  I don’t see a pay increase coming my way EVER but I know there is a VERY strong possibility of inflation in the market!  Might as well get it now & use it instead of waiting 20 years when we’ll have likely the same amount money and everything will cost more. 

People, Kim included, keep telling me I’ll want another guitar or some piece of guitar gear.  If I want another big purchase there are numerous things that MUST happen before that.  First & always first, our health.  Kim’s, Brewter’s, & mine.  The guitar I’m saving for.  A house or renovating/remodeling this place if there is no house to be found or if the condo doesn’t sell.  The amplifier or something VERY similar.  I don’t want to go full on digital but I like the options that come with this hybrid of digital & analogue.  Once EVERYTHING is covered & if something else doesn’t pop up.  I’ll decide if I want something & it won’t be an expensive brand name unless it’s a $120 guitar pedal.  It could be a guitar, if it is it’ll be an import (cheaper) guitar under $500.  I have an idea of where I’d look but not a clue as far as what I’d want.  As far as an amplifier & effect pedals go.  I’ll always have 1 amplifier & I like to keep my effect pedals at a minimum.  Right now I have a tuner, phaser, & a delay pedal.  Stuff an amplifier & guitar can’t do.  I’d like to have bought the amplifier & footswitch when I started to play again a year ago, but there are no certainties in life.

Once I’ve saved enough for the guitar, I should have enough in the bank by the end of May, I’ll hold off on saving for the amplifier & footswitch until early 2022.  The PRS S2 line is definetely the top price I’d pay for a guitar.  It’s a substantial amount below $3000.  An S2 is pretty, feels great, & is remarkably more resonant & louder than most, if not all of the other guitars I own.  Once I get the other S2 PRS, I’m done with high end/boutique guitars.  A Core PRS or a Gibson, are both HIGHLY overpriced for what you get in return, in my opinion.  Even a lowest end PRS SE is $1000 + tax in Canada & out of my price range after the S2.  I’ve also heard a mixed bag of results from Harley Benton guitars.  Very affordable guitars but quality can be great or terrible on any type of Harley Benton model.

During that time we’ll be house hunting (I hope we can sell this condo and find a house without losing $10,000) & if we can’t sell the place we’ll be remodelling our suite.  I really don’t like that we own a suite, we pay the mortgage but so many other people in this building get to make up whatever rules they want.  We’re also cramped for space now. 

It’s nuisance now!  I binged & purged stuff last year, we’re doing it again right now & there’s no extra space here even with our storage unit (9’ X 3’) 95% full including a 3 level shelf on wheels full of stuff.

Oh yeah, & we don’t have a spare bedroom either.  Nice area, nice place but NOBODY wants to have to put in ANY work to make it their own, apparently paint & furniture was a no go for viewers last time!

I know we’re going to have to do some renovations to a new place but good grief if anyone has to make changes here!

I assume you weren’t watching but the Toronto Blue Jays season & short lived playoff series is done as of Wednesday afternoon.

I half woke up this morning singing, & I use the term singing litely, Layla by Eric Clapton.  The tempo of his unplugged version but the electric guitar version.  At least I pick a variety of songs to sing in my sleep.  It wasn’t Kokomo by the Beach Boys like it was 5 or 6 years ago?

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

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Chris 

“Listen to each other” –Ellen Degeneres 

THAT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE A WEEKEND

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The past weekend felt nothing like a weekend break.  Kim’s already clearing stuff out of here to try and sell the condo next year.  I see a trip to a charity and a second hand store VERY soon.  Cleaning out one of our closets & our storage room.  Not enough room in our suite to hold everything.  Trying to declutter the place & maybe do some cheap renovations to make it more appealing to a buyer while making it more updated to our tastes.  We started decluttering Saturday evening.  I ended up having a nap Sunday after I made my food & vegetable juice for the week.

I slept very well last night & I’ve done my exercise both Monday & this morning.

It’s not even October yet but it was cold & raining here on Saturday.  A very gloomy day.  I assume it was the weather, I just felt exhausted most of the weekend.

One of the people against pets being allowed in the building had a photographer here late last week or on the weekend Kim told me.  We assume she has listed her suite for sale.  A realtor sign popped up on the lawn as well.

So if that’s the case, this could have been the thought process?  “Buy a condo in a nice area, buy a pet friendly condo, and try to change the rule on pets being allowed.  If I don’t get my way, I’ll move.”  Good luck lady!  She’s listing her place $50,000 more than what we had ours on the market for.  It’s the same square footage as our suite but it’s on the corner so it has a bigger balcony.

I have played my new guitar every day since I brought it home and I absolutely love it.  The next/final guitar will be that PRS S2 McCarty 594.  It will sound very similar to a 1958 Gibson Les Paul.  I’m back & forth on the cut of the guitar.  Do I get a single cut so it looks like a Les Paul or a double cut so it looks like a PRS?  I’m leaning towards the PRS cut since 2 of my guitars are Les Paul body styles.

This is the PRS cut/design.

I love the sound & wiring of a Les Paul, I saw this video the other day.  A full ½” maple cap on the guitar & with a hard case, it all comes to $340 Canadian.  That’s a sweet deal.  I’m set as far as guitars go.  For any guitar player reading this, I would recommend these over a Harley Benton guitar.  They have Teles, Strats, Hollow Bodies, & Les Pauls.  I didn’t see any odd shaped body styles.

https://www.guitarfetish.com/Xaviere-Electric-Guitars_c_116.html

This guy did a 4 part series showing his guitars and I think I can confirm that for a “weekend warrior chump” hobbyist 82 guitars is a problem.  Yes, I said 82!  I’m glad I don’t have that problem nor do I have that kind of money!

Well, I have until February to decide & I’ll be happy with either of these 2 looks.  There are cheaper guitars I’m curious about, but I don’t see anything other than a house & the amplifier in the near future.  I’m just gonna plead laziness to not own over a dozen guitars & maintain them, along with my disease of Lackamoola!

I watched this documentary within the last 2 weeks.  I just assume somebody’s watching my online movements.  Until they make a mess of things & force me to spend money on a repair I’m not concerned.  The only thing that would change any of this is if the leaders of the 100s of tech companies decide that they’ve made enough billions of dollars & shut all of this off, I don’t see that happening.  Money makes the world go ‘round & EVERYTHING is going digital.

Everybody now knows about Donald Trump’s taxes.  Does any of this surprise or shock anyone.  He hasn’t filed his income tax in a decade or I’ve read 15 years on other sites.  This won’t matter to Republican voters.

I think the only 2 things that should matter to an American voters are the following.  Do you want 4 more years of what is going on right now on this day?  The second thing is, do you want to see an end to democracy & live under the rule of a dictator?  If any American citizen has said yes to these questions, you just keep doing your thing & vote for Trump instead of doing something to solve the current problems.

I saw a random (obviously Republican voter) calling out Ellen Degeneres on her season opening apology about the harassment going on within her staff & how it was SO hypocritical.  You’re more than allowed to have an opinion.  My reminder to that would be, at least she had the class to address it openly & apologize. 

How many women have stated sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump?  I think the last count was at 20?  His response each time was that he didn’t remember it, they were not his type, or just too ugly.  Along with those responses he’s NEVER apologized or admitted to ANY wrong doing.  So what if that accuser was you, your wife, daughter, mother, aunt, or grandmother?  Would you still support Donald Trump?

I saw this video of “Tool’s” drummer Danny Carey playing this song live & thought I need to go backwards into their catalogue more often.  Especially to the albums “Aenima” & “Lateralus”.

I did go backwards in the Foo Fighters catalogue this weekend.  All the way back to October 22nd, 2002.

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

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Chris          

“Listen to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.

http://www.thefader.com/2016/07/21/reignwolf-hardcore-mike-d

See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.

http://www.guitarplayer.com/gear/1012/watch-artist-joe-fenton-create-one-of-a-kind-prs-guitar-for-mark-tremonti/58936

Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-chester-bennington-my-opinion-we-kept-metal-alive/

In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/see-steve-harvey-explain-why-white-people-love-country-music-w430353

Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-korns-disturbing-gothic-new-rotting-in-vain-video-w430096 LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-serj-tankian-civilization-current-form-run-its-course/

Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-celine-dion-spoof-cher-rihanna-sia-on-fallon-w430421

I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-ghostbusters-star-leslie-jones-talk-twitter-trolls-w430418

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jon-stewart-take-over-late-show-to-slam-rnc-fox-news-w430417

I quite enjoy Echosmith!

http://hollywoodlife.com/2016/07/21/echosmith-performing-colgate-skating-gymnastics-spectacular-abc/

So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/5-reasons-trump-shouldnt-use-a-queen-song-in-his-campaign-w430028

Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-mike-shinoda-criticizes-media-chester-bennington-kept-metal-alive-quote/

What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2016/07/22/what-its-like-to-tour-with-the-tragically-hip.html

Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-creepy-first-trailer-for-surprise-blair-witch-sequel-w430566

Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/california-governor-denies-parole-for-manson-family-member-w430563

This is just really cool!

http://www.metaspoon.com/planter-box-holes-flowers/?fb=M1

26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”

http://loudwire.com/pantera-cowboys-from-hell-album-anniversary/

Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-wonder-woman-fight-entire-army-in-first-official-trailer-w430578

Followed by the Flash movie trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/dc-superheroes-unite-in-first-justice-league-teaser-w430581

Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-would-and-steal-project-webcast/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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MY WEEK UPDATE THUS FAR

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Tuesday. My back is still a mess, hurts to sit upright and stand when transferring to the couch, washroom, bed, or back into my wheelchair. No exercises so far this week. I have taught Brewster some choice language since my back has been out. Good thing he’s not a parrot!

Quiet week here. “Star Wars Episode VII” is on Netflix, I’ve got “Deadpool” in the blu-ray player & I bought “Batman vs. Superman” on iTunes aka My week is set until I see my chiropractor.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

If one of them would not respond this wouldn’t continue likely?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-vs-kanye-west-a-beef-history-20160216

It’s hard to believe we’re so technically advanced as a society, yet this kind of stuff still happens so often?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/read-slain-baton-rouge-officers-heartfelt-letter-w429571

I’m guessing the release date for Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool/A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer) book will be released in 2033

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Union-Contrary-Things/dp/1495024423

Soundgarden shared it…..#MondayMemories?

I think the world is telling him to retire?

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-falls-down-onstage-montana/

Tuesday now.

My aunt Diane’s obituary in the Regina newspaper

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/leaderpost/obituary.aspx?n=diane-ruth-gagnon&pid=180719585&

Ah, Chevelle debut in the Top 10 on the Billboard Charts!

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-debut-billboard-top-10-the-north-corridor-album/

Opeth announce track list & details for their new album.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-release-date-album-art-track-listing-sorceress-disc/

Carpool karaoke with Michelle Obama!!!

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/watch-michelle-obama-sing-beyonc-s-single-ladies-i/412502?utm_campaign=nme-daily-19th-jul-19-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Leslie Jones speaks out about racism

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/-ghostbusters-star-leslie-jones-speaks-out-against/412521?utm_campaign=nme-daily-19th-jul-19-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I heard a snippet of this at the Roughrider game on Saturday!

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

Good for you Trump! Keep ticking off foreigners!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/queen-frustrated-by-donald-trump-after-rnc-song-usage-w429857

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BLACK, WHITE, & THE FORGOTTEN COLOUR!

I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Pearl Jam” released in 2006.  iTunes says 2003 but I saw them in 2005 & this album was released after I saw them.

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the newest release “Ghosts” wasn’t long enough so I put on the album “Albatross” released in 2012

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There’s quite a bit of stuff on TV regarding O.J. Simpson. I watched the HBO series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” & the 5 part mini series “O.J. : Made in America”. I think it was the most opportune time for him to allegedly murder his ex-wife & her new boyfriend. N.W.A. & the Rodney King tragedy were all over the news at that time & in the same state. Black people being black people & white people abusing or accusing any person of colour for whatever they wanted to? So of course O.J.’s team of lawyers were going to play the colour/race card. Unfortunately people forgot about the colour red?

It’s long past due that our society allows discrimination for colour, religion, sexuality, or anything else. It’s what’s on the inside that matters………….literally! Anybody that bleeds, bleeds red! The blood DNA was a slam dunk case against retired football star O.J. Simpson. There is no doubt in most peoples minds that he was guilty. His lawyers took the spotlight off of the evidence & put it on black people & all of the senseless racism going on at the time. I was a teenager at the time & even I thought he was guilty. Yes, I am caucasian. Am I racist? No! There’s always at least one bad apple in EVERY group & yes, I’m including caucasians.

Nobody’s perfect so EVERY stereotype is right but with many exceptions, enough to make EVERY stereotype wrong! I don’t care what your skin colour is, your religion or sexuality is! Are you a good person? If so, can we be friends?

It frustrates me that 50% of the time I turn on the TV during a breaking news story that there has been a mass shooting somewhere. It’s not really breaking news if it’s so frequent and continues to become even more frequent?

No I’m not saying Canada is better, we have crime, stereotypes, gangs, etc. Now it seems like every other person is pissed off at a certain group of people because the group is not the same as everyone that person associates with? That would be boring if we were all the same, but it would probably decrease the amount of unwanted violence? Just be you & who cares what anyone thinks of you outside of your circle of friends & family?! If someone chooses to kill or harm another person, the world will more than likely judge them & their actions, not you.

Good grief I’ve written 2 chapters of a novel! On to the music/pop culture portion of this thing.

Megadeth tour

http://www.megadeth.com/tour

The Led Zeppelin trial continues regarding “Stairway to Heaven”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/robert-plant-on-spirit-song-in-stairway-trial-i-dont-remember-it-20160621

10 rip-off songs

FANTASTIC! One down, millions to go.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/alicia-keys-is-done-playing-nice-your-phone-is-getting-locked-up-at-her-shows-now/2016/06/16/366c15aa-33af-11e6-95c0-2a6873031302_story.html

Metallica fans listen up!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-master-of-puppets-limited-edition-signature-guitar-esp/

Sara of the Canadian pop duo “Tegan and Sara” interviewed

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/tegan-and-sara-on-going-full-pop-mode-fighting-on-tour-20160621

25 pop songs from the ’80s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pop-song-89-classic-cuts-from-the-eighties-final-year-20160620

I actually won 3rd place at a piano recital for playing “Pop Goes the World” when I was quite young in the ’80s!

Rock” music is not dead! It’s just not at the fore front of music right now. “Everything old is new again”. I’m not worried.

I’m not a fan of Donald Trump either but there’s no need to stoop to his level. That won’t solve anything?

http://loudwire.com/tom-morello-compares-donald-trump-to-segregationist-frat-house-rapist/

It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be?

Anthrax in the news. Each time I listen to them, the more I like them! A REALLY good mix of punk & metal!

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-zero-tolerance-lyric-video-35-years-as-band/ Read the link for the interview.

New music video from Beyonce

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-beyonce-serena-williams-dance-in-stark-sorry-video-20160622

This was really good & needed!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-broadway-stars-sing-for-orlando-on-maya-and-marty-20160622

Neil Young & Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-neil-young-perform-with-jimmy-fallons-neil-young-on-tonight-show-20160622

Batman vs. Superman release for purchase on iTunes June 28. Rent on iTunes & DVD/Blu-ray release on July 16th or 19th in Canada? The 19th since it’s a Tuesday for the regular edition. The 16th is for the ultimate edition, I believe.

People going to rock or metal shows always get a pat down before entering the venue. I think this should be done at any type of public event. They even check our bag at football games. I’m fine with that.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/no-one-wants-to-die-on-tour-inside-the-state-of-concert-security-20160622

Saw them in 2003 in Edmonton got there, was going through my 3rd or 4th pat down for this show, slept & went home the next day I believe. That’s roughly 17-18 hours of driving in 2 days! REALLY, you’re going to pat me down at a Foo Fighters concert? OK, I guess.

Brewster is having some stomach issues. I should go! It’s only Wednesday, & I think the internet died? Facebook is eerily quiet.

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RADIO

I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the live album “From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

I exercised to “Ben Harper” the album “Call It What It Is” wasn’t long enough, so I put on “Highly Suspect” the album “Mister Asylum”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!

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All of my music info came from; first my parents, then radio, then Much Music, always from like minded friends, then I got into metal a little over a decade ago, & now it’s all from facebook. I rarely listen to the radio, for a few reasons. I flip on the rock radio station & I either own it or don’t like it. That & isn’t FM radio supposed to play/advertise a new song or album? I don’t need to hear “Tom Sawyer” by Rush from the 1970s for the 4th time today ( I wish I was joking but somebody at the station must REALLY like that song)

I’ll be sitting in our vehicle somewhere Kim has to run in, & I’ll flip through 3 FM stations & usually turn it off after a total of 10 seconds. If I find something I like, it’s usually on the soft rock station or Jack FM where they truly do play everything. I probably own it, but haven’t listened to it in a while & it urges me to listen to an album when I get home!

All I can tell you is that Paramore’s Facebook page is very active with studio photos!!!!!!

Ben Affleck knew you hated him being cast as Batman. The movie exceeded my expectations! I loved the Christian Bale Batman trilogy! I’d say this is darker and easily lives up to the hype! Out on iTunes for purchase June 28th. Available in store on DVD or Blu-ray in July.

Another Chevelle song Thursday night!!!!

I wonder if Brewster rocks out to System of a Down when he’s left alone?

FINALLY!!!!! Trump has to answer to his $#%^&%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-media-is-finally-calling-out-trumps-toxic-demagoguery-20160620

Neil Young has become a grumpy old man. Yes, he’s Canadian/ours.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-no-where-no-way-to-play-protest-songs-today-20160620

…and the youtube case keeps rolling!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-mccartney-sign-petition-for-digital-copyright-reform-20160620

New Blink-182 song with video.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-blink-182s-celebratory-youthful-bored-to-death-video-20160620#ixzz4CAnKTmB6

I at my parents place from the afternoon to the time Kim finished work. Then we had supper & came home shorty after that.

I wrote all of this but the stuff I listened to at the top of this post. It’s now 12:30pm. I’m becoming a fantastic procrastinator! Not a good thing at all. I had lunch after my exercises & listened to the most recent release from “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”.

OK, he’s dead now. What is done is done. Nobody can change that. It was wrong & the victims will be left to deal with it unfortunately. Let him R.I.P.

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/94371?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Carpool karaoke with Selena Gomez

http://www.nme.com/news/selena-gomez-0/94368?utm_campaign=nme-21st-june-21-06-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Opeth announce North American tour. Mostly American dates.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-2016-north-american-tour-the-sword/

Bush or Bush x, as they were known as when their 1st album was released, have a new song & video. They never stopped, they just weren’t as popular.

http://loudwire.com/bush-people-at-war-video/

Comedian, Jim Breuer, interview

http://loudwire.com/jim-breuer-songs-from-the-garage-impersonating-musicians-daughters-dating-metalheads-more/

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

The gun laws in America are just ridiculous! Go on USA at this current rate their will be 3 of you left in 20 years. Video of the President inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/one-big-reason-the-latest-gun-bills-failed-20160621

Ah, the summer of 1989! I was 9 years old

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/nirvanas-bleach-to-batman-how-summer-1989-shook-pop-culture-20160620

This came out in 1990, but they were the in thing at the time.

Best movies of 2016 so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/11-best-movies-of-2016-so-far-20160621

Now coming out this Friday or next Friday. I like Jaws, this could surpass it with all of the technology available now?

A guitar from, Corey Beaulieu of Trivium, signed by Trivium members & Tremonti members to be auctioned for those affected by the shooting in Orlando

http://wjrr.iheart.com/features/trivium-wjrr-benefit-2232/#ixzz4BsMlWxki

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