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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

I exercised to “Econoline Crush” 3 albums on shuffle.

400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 390 pushups, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, now 100 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I did 90 pushups on Monday, then figured I could suffer through 10 more the rest of the week.  I’d increase my crunches to 700-1000 but not until I’ve had back surgery.  At that point I’d throw my squats back into the routine as well.

My back is fine at the moment, it does flare up once in a while though.  I’ve had this issue since ’96 or ’97 in high school!

I can’t even imagine how people in my life felt when they heard the news that I had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

Even now people ask if they can help me with something.  I get that, a guy who is physically disabled will say “Yes please” on most occasions.  I on the other hand try to figure out how to do things on my own.  It may take me longer or after a few tries & if I can’t figure it out, I’ll accept any help.

I know at times I can be stubborn about asking for help, that’s my pride taking over.  I like the challenge of trying to be more independent.  When I figure something out, that’s one less thing people don’t have to worry about me doing on my own.

I really don’t want others to worry about me.  If I need help with something I will ask.  Please don’t worry about me?  Hold my beer & watch this!

We have this upcoming week off.  Tuesday evening I made a list of our commitments for the week here.  Our week off became very busy, in a good way though.  Lots of people (7?) from out of town will be here to see us & partake in other festivities!

I’ll be checking Facebook & email, just no blog posts until Monday, September 4th.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Muse shared it.  New album sometime next year.

 

Top 40 Sci-Fi movies of the 21st Century so far.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/the-top-sci-fi-films-of-the-21st-century-20140515

 

Gene Simmons will be royally ticked off!

 

Audio interview with Randy Blythe (Lamb of God) & Corey Taylor (Stone Sour & Slipknot).  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SWEET!  New Trivium on October 20th!  I know what Kim’s getting me for her birthday!  Hahahahahaha!

 

Baseball players can be very controversial.  They get millions of dollars to play a GAME.  Get over it, REALLY!

 

Don’t forget, the album “Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age is available today!!!  Of course I got it last night @ 10:00 pm Saskatchewan time.  I went to bed & listened to it.   I wasn’t if I should get up to rock out & dance or just lay there & listen to it 4 times?  I went with option number 2.

 

Neil Peart, Rush drummer, does not want to tour anymore.  Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson feel differently & are starting another project.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/rushs-geddy-lee-and-alex-lifeson-forming-new-project-as-leelifeson-report/?wasp=facebook-ads

 

I liked the last Taylor Swift album.  It was all pop music, no country music in sight.  I think she’s at that point where she can make whatever type of album she wants.  Full Disclaimer, I never thought I’d say ‘I liked a Taylor Swift album’

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swifts-look-what-you-made-me-do-her-new-dark-side-w499473

 

My staycation started Thursday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

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

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

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Thursday I spent the day at my parents’ place.  It was my only brother’s, only sibling’s, 30th birthday.  Birthday supper with the family BBQd burgers, Caesar salad, & Grandma’s chocolate cake!  I feel older now.  My younger brother is 30 now!

It’s 9:20 am on Friday.  I’ve exercised, showered, had breakfast, & done my dishwasher duty.  All I have left is to make a pitcher of juice for my breakfast since I finished it this morning, then baseball to be watched at 11:00 am.

As I was getting ready to go to my parents’ Thursday, I found peanut M & Ms, “my weakness is their sweetness” I resisted though, I had 7.  Kim went to all of the trouble of hiding them in an empty yogurt container but left the container in the middle of the island.  Had it been in the pantry, I never would have seen them!  However she did get me some Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.  “Hello couch & Blue Jays, meet Ben & Jerry, they’ll be joining us today!”

Blue Jays won in a game that means nothing.  Jose Bautista & Troy Tulowitzki looked ready to start the regular season.  So did injury recovering Josh Donaldson & Devon Travis.  Regular season begins Monday, April 3rd.  I don’t like their “solutions” for LF & 1B, but I’m nothing more than a fan, & it’ll change if the head honchos can figure out a solution.

Found out Friday that the Jays play Saturday & Sunday as well.  I have very little ice cream left I guess water, black coffee, rice thins, & hummus will have to do?

 

 

Bad albums by legendary bands

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

Anyone that’s heard this knew it would easily make the list!

 

Ariel in the cartoon was HAWT.  This mermaid will do, but she’s no Ariel.  Yep, I’ve got the cartoon on DVD!

 

38 years ago Friday, Motorhead released the album “Overkill”

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-overkill-album-anniversary/

 

I’m sure they’ll get Pearl Jam’s 10 best songs right for everyone……………………NOT

I’d have to go with “Daughter” or “Given to Fly”

 

Econoline Crush’ Facebook status on Saturday!

“New beginnings w old friends. Econoline Crush is heading into the studio with the radiant being, and Guru Sylvia Massy. New music and more news very soon”

 

I’ve seen multiple trailers for this movie & I’m all in for The Justice League!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-dc-superheroes-come-together-in-justice-league-trailer-w473672

 

Music played while I was doing stuff around the house or that I fell asleep to.

I played at 3 actual wedding ceremonies for friends.  The weddings were the places I got extremely nervous for.  1 shot at this & it had better be perfect.  I don’t want to be the big OOPS at the wedding.  I would always put pressure on myself to have a good show when I or the entire band hit the stage.  I always preferred having all of us on stage (safety in numbers).  Our first band in University had a rule if one of us isn’t bleeding after 35-42 songs, which was everything we knew) the show wasn’t good enough.  We played each show like we were “Nirvana” light.  We didn’t harm our instruments, our bodies were a different story though.  I remember Rydell, our guitarist, head banging so hard he fell down, but he soldiered on & never stopped playing the song, even on the ground!  Too funny!

 

Songs I’d play for fun on my own, or covered with a band.

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

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I have what’s called an ‘acquired brain injury’.  I don’t know of anyone else that has had my specific type of brain cancer.  It’s more common in children than young adults, that’s not cool.  I was in a program with other people who’ve had brain injuries.  We’d all get together to play games.  I didn’t get to go very often, Brewster is high maintenance & has anxiety attacks when left alone.  I’m sure there were people in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that have experienced or future patients that will.  Sure it changes a lot of things, you just have to make adjustments yourself!  Do you have a child?  If you do, I can almost guarantee your life is different now than it was before having a child?  Life changed instantly & now it makes things slightly challenging or just different.  Nobody necessarily likes change & I totally get that.  I have a lot of help if I need it, there’s even a program at the WRC called the ABI program to help me anytime down the road if needed.  In the end, this being alive stuff sure beats the alternative!

My sciatic nerve is better, but there is still a tiny bit of pain there.  It’s still the best it’s felt since November.  I saw my massage therapist last week.  She said it was much better even before my massage.  After my massage she told me to see my chiropractor, she said I had a few ribs out of place.  I can’t feel anything out of whack in my ribs, just my lower back & a bit down my right leg.

 

Barenaked Ladies shared it.  Maybe they should take some time off instead of releasing an album of previous material with another group?

 

So I could go to Moose Jaw to see the “Offspring” a 40-45 minute drive to see a band that I’m a very, very casual fan of.  This was the first song my first band learned to play (I was but a singer at the time).

 

Or I could make the mind-numbing 2 & ½ hour drive to Saskatoon to see Ed Sheeran, who I really like.

I like Ed Sheeran, but I loathe the drive to Saskatoon & I’ve seen Ed Sheeran in Regina once.  Do I go to Saskatoon or hold out for ‘In Flames’ to come from Sweden to Saskatoon.

I can definitely say I don’t need to see The Offspring.  I’ve seen In Flames once or twice & wasn’t disappointed.  The sound for Ed Sheeran in Regina was dreadful & everybody watched 75% of the show through a cell phone.  Kim would prefer Ed Sheeran, so we’ll see how much tickets are?  In Flames have yet to announce any North American dates.

This show could be WAY over our budget?

 

Why does U2 need to reissue one of their biggest albums for $24.99 on iTunes with a bunch of older songs added to it?  ‘The Joshua Tree’ was roughly $25 in the ‘80s when it came out on CD.  Thanks, I bought it decades ago & it sounds fine.  32 extra songs from different albums that older U2 fans already own?  I don’t know how many people are newer U2 fans that would purchase this?  I’m a big U2 fan, but this just screams “CASH GRAB” to me.

 

I guess U2 was my absolute favourite band until I Mother Earth released “Scenery & Fish” in 1996.  Then Canada began their post-grunge movement.  Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good Band, The Tea Party, The Age of Electric, Limblifter, Moist, The Inbreds, Finger Eleven, Treble Charger, Econoline Crush, etc.  I guess you could put Big Wreck in here as well. Their 1st release was in 1997.

 

Let me set the scene for you, this happened quite often.  It’s 1996, my brother & I are doing dishes after supper.  Our parents have retired to the living room.  My brother & I are addicted to I Mother Earth’s “Scenery & Fish” album.  After a few minutes of the album playing in the kitchen our mother yells at us “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!”  We turn it down, but not enough?  She yells again “TURN IT DOWN NOW!”  We turn it down more, now we can’t hear it.  So we turn it up.  This struggle goes on until the dishes are done about an hour later.

 

OK, does anyone gain anything in this scenario?  Do the verbal abusers gain anything?  This is just one example, in the end it’s just people hurting other people for being different.  WHY?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-lesbians-and-gays-im-bisexual-and-you-treated-me-like-crap_us_58c1a38be4b054a0ea68e31c?section=us_queer-voices&

 

I guess “The Black Keys” are taking a break.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/patrick-carney-talks-black-keys-break-post-touring-ptsd-w471520

This group just drives me nuts for some reason, but so does Guns n’ Roses, couldn’t tell you why?

 

Whether you like them or not you had to know they’d get an award for sales at some point.  I just assume many people own everything Nickelback & lie to others saying “No not Nickelback, I hate them!”  Wait 4 minutes & the radio will change.  I don’t like them, but they’ve done nothing to harm me in any way.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-all-the-right-reasons-diamond-certification-u-s/

 

Article/audio interview with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy-on-rock-royalty-shark-diving-and-unzipped-flies-w-audio

 

2 Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming to Netflix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/see-dave-chappelle-tackle-isis-oj-simpson-in-stand-up-trailer-w472048

 

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

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

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My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

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

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”, then I listened to “Jack Johnson” the album “Brushfire Fairytales”, finally fell asleep partway through the new “Alter Bridge” album “The Last Hero”

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I got up to pee at 6:00 am.  That’s when we get up anyways so I started my exercises by about 6:05 am.  When Kim left for work, I had finished my squats, ½ of my leg lifts, & had done 870 crunches.  I finished my exercises by 8:30 am.  I was “exhausted”.  I sat on the couch where I had my coffee, juice, hardboiled egg, a Mandarin orange, & another full bottle of water.  Stayed there to watch 2 one hour late night talk shows.  Then I showered & now I’m here.  Yesterday Kim had to wake me up 3 times before I would get up.

 

Disclaimer you do whatever you want to with the internet, except cell phones at a live show, TURN THEM OFF please!  It’s annoying to others and will sound like garbage when you watch/listen to it on your 4 inch screen on your cell phone at home or on your tablet, iPad, or computer.  Wait a few months for a concert DVD or Blu-ray release.

 

Why do I choose to attain my music, DVDs, & Blue-rays via a purchase?  Here are a few reasons.

I pay for my music so that Apple can’t take it away if Apple Music shuts down.  I can’t replenish my music library all at once by spending $900 at once on digital music.  We pay for Netflix like everyone else does.  We were paying an extra $4 a month to a website so we could use both Canadian & American Netflix.  Before that site was shut down 3 TV series I was partially through disappeared.  I was watching “Criminal Minds”, “The Wonder Years”, & “Quantum Leap”.  All 3 vanished from Netflix weeks before the website disappeared.  If it’s a TV series I really like & don’t have access to I buy the DVDs.  “Criminal Minds” is one of my favourite shows on TV, I already had the available seasons, 1-9 I think it was, on DVD.  Good thing I had the DVDs or I probably wouldn’t have access to older shows.  We don’t have HBO because it’s an extra $20 a month for 3 channels so I bought “Sonic Highway” the Foo Fighters’ miniseries from iTunes.  It’s mine.  I paid for it legally & yes I’ve watched it multiple times.  Streaming sites for actual shows will likely be common practice in 15 years if not sooner.  Sporting events, news, & maybe talk shows won’t be on streaming sites.  Cable & DVDs might be more money, but no one can legally take them away from me.  I haven’t seen the FX series of “Fargo” our cable company does not have that channel as an option.  I’d like to see it, but it’s on another streaming site.  Those multiple streaming sites will add up to paying for cable or “satellite”.  Our streaming sites don’t include Hulu either, so I have no idea what’s on there other than “The Path” starring Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”.  I’m in no dire need to see it.  If it shows up on Netflix or our digital cable sure I’ll watch it.

 

I’ve watched the older shows when I was younger, they were available on cable in Canada, but not now?  I don’t NEED to see them again but I’d like to have the option to see them?

Once I’ve purchased an item, it’s mine for as long as I want it.  Nobody can legally take it away from me & it will always be right where I left it.  Does anyone still have Napster files that were downloaded when it first came out in 1999?  I don’t?

 

New “Muse” 360 music video

 

From the mouth/GM of the Toronto Blue Jays

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/blue-jays-plan-extend-qualifying-200911249.html

 

“Tool” gave up one of their 2 Facebook pages.  This is from the newly named Facebook page, “Metal Music Something?”  This is NOT a new “Tool” song.

 

Interview from Consequence of Sound with Tegan & Sara

 

10 bands that have told politicians to stop using their music.  It’s called copy write, royalties, & permission.  Pretty simple!

http://loudwire.com/10-bands-who-told-politicians-to-stop-using-their-music/

 

Howard Stern interview with Lady GaGa.  WARNING!!!  Audio optional inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-lady-gaga-on-buying-frank-zappas-house-pussy-glue-w446478

 

Article with the singer of “The Pretty Reckless” on why rock is not dead!  I don’t think rock is dead, it’s just more difficult to find?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7550076/pretty-reckless-taylor-momsen-rock-election?utm_source=twitter

 

Right from the “Econoline Crush” Facebook timeline

“This coming year ‘The Devil You Know’ turns 20 years old. It’s hard to fathom that much time has gone by. Brand new music is being recorded right now. New album in 2017.”

 

Singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Alter Bridge” interview.  Video inside the link!

http://www.hardforce.fr/metalxs/18000/metalxs-presents-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge-interview-live

Sorry, when “Alter Bridge” release an album, they make sure there’s a mountain of publicity about it!

 

Bob Weir on “The Grateful Dead” legacy

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/bob-weir-on-grateful-deads-legacy-adele-fames-downside-w446470

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres