WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Paramore” the new album “After Laughter”

100 crunches, 50 leg lifts, & 30 pushups per day.  Weekly total is 500 crunches, 250 leg lifts, & 150 pushups. I won’t be raising the total of crunches for a while (as much as I’d like too), leg lifts will increase, & the pushups have already increased by 10 a day.

All of these numbers feel very low to me at the moment.  I feel like I can & should raise the amount of reps because I know I can do them.  I agree though to carry on with caution.  The leg lifts work on my lower ab muscles which the crunches don’t activate & they’re done lying on my back, at some point I’ll ad the lifts on my hands & knees.  I’ll ad some back flexes next week.  Flat on the ground, front side down, then lift all of your limbs at the same time.  Probably 10-20 of them.

Although it feels like I should do more, it feels good to do something productive, no matter how much I do.  Sitting around with a bad back is something I do not want to do again!

 

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Guitar gear heads, guitar geeks, & A Perfect Circle fans unite!

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/25685-rig-rundown-a-perfect-circle

 

Amy Lee has plans for “Evanescence”!  They’ve been quiet for years, at least to me.

http://loudwire.com/amy-lee-evanescence-synthesis-album-orchestral-tour/

 

Metallica is set to tour the USA

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/metallica-kick-off-tour-with-larger-than-life-spectacle-w481822

Yep, Metallica’s set list included.

 

Muse will release a new single May 19th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From their Facebook page      “Dig Down” new single coming 19th of May”.  I hope this means a single from an upcoming album?

 

New video from the album “Battles” by “In Flames”

 

Speaking with Apple Support has been FANTASTIC!  I’ve called twice and both times have been awesome!

 

New Linkin Park album next Friday also!  Sounds like a very mellow album!

 

Prince estate accused of fraud.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/universal-accuses-prince-estate-of-fraud-seeks-to-end-deal-w481868

 

Tina Fey joins The Ragtime Gals for the current Bruno Mars single on Jimmy Fallon

 

Foo Fighters announced a hiatus for 2016 & had fun announcing it with this video announcing it.  My question is, one finger on a keyboard sounds like a TON of chart topping pop music.  So I guess that’s what the masses want.  Call me old, 37, but does anyone actually relate to current pop music?  There is good pop music out, for me it’s not the top 10 stuff.  If I had to choose one current pop artist to listen to it would be Bruno Mars or Ed Sheeran.

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

 

Can this movie be saved?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-snatched-almost-worth-it-for-schumer-hawn-w481123

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

 

Long article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.

https://www.axs.com/interview-alter-bridge-s-mark-tremonti-talks-songwriting-touring-and-m-118472

 

 

Let me paint you a picture.  8:30 am, me loading the dishwasher, washing the hand wash dishes, all the while blasting the new ‘Paramore’ album.  In black shorts, & a black ‘Lamb of God’ T-Shirt.  I never said it was a pretty picture.  I just thought it was an odd moment.  I haven’t had a good concentrated listen of the Paramore album yet, so far I quite like it!

5 reasons people hate Lamb of God.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

20 best SNL political sketches

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/lists/20-best-saturday-night-live-political-sketches-w481607

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/8OdcO6DL-necgKPaX   Video link

 

I think synthesizers are making a comeback some bands use them for good, & some bands use them for evil, like on “Tom Sawyer” by Rush

 

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SICK, STRETCHING, & PLAYING BASS LINES ON MY GUITAR

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, followed by “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Boston” the album “Boston”

 

Well, it’s Thursday and I’ve got a cold really well.  My entire body is sore, I’ve got what sounds like a smoker’s cough, & every time I cough, I bring up phlegm from the deep.  I also have a sinus headache.  I thought a cod was supposed to get better after a few days.  Kim touched my forehead before she left for work.  She said it felt warm, no surprise to me.

I’ve been stretching every day & practicing guitar.  I find teaching myself guitar frustrating.  I know what to do, my left hand disagrees.  I never really practiced the first time around.  Picked up my mom’s old acoustic, learned some bass lines, & helped Rob learn bass.  About a year later I got my first guitar for my 21st birthday.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Who enjoys some “Chevelle”?  Here are the albums ranked by Loud Wire.

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-albums-ranked/

 

Yep, Paramore, Royal Blood & Linkin Park are all available for preorder on iTunes!  Holy “Blondie” & “Devo” pop music from Paramore!

 

Really cool video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Linkin Park.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE these movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Donald Trump.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-donald-trump-one-term-president/

 

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LACK-A-MOOLA/LOOOOONG WEEKEND

You likely won’t hear from me until Monday morning.  Kim has her EDO Thursday & has Monday off as part of the Easter weekend.

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide”, then “Pentatonix” their 4th EP of covers, & finally “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Colour Before The Sun”

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

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the new album “Live & In Stereo”

 

We’re broke.  No other way to put it.  Maybe it’s because of tax season, but we have less cash flow than most average couples when it’s not tax season.  We spend the same amount of money a month as most people our age spend in a week.  Kim has a good job, & she enjoys it.  The last time we went out for supper was probably my birthday in January?  We can’t afford to travel anywhere.  I end up blaming myself, knowing I couldn’t have predicted this situation.  All of that being said, I do blame myself somewhat.  After all, I’m the one who had cancer & put us in this spot.  I’m NOT asking for a hand out, I’m just telling you how it is.  So many people have helped us out financially along the way, especially when I was in the hospital.  Thank you!

I always worry about our finances, since I’m terrible with money & I never see what we have in the bank.  I guess paycheck to paycheck is how we’re living now.  I always ask Kim if we can afford whatever I’m looking at purchasing.  My weakness is music from iTunes.  No matter how much it is, I ask Kim if it’s OK.  Kim gave me an allowance.  More than likely a good idea.  I’ve really slowed down on buying music anyways.  I know which artists I want to hear more of, & it’s not every band I’ve heard of!  I only had 2 years of mortgage insurance, but neither of us was working for almost 5 years.

I guess Kim & I suffer from the cancer side effect originally from Hawaii called “Lackamoola” as my brother found a birthday card for me years ago.

This is a one income no kids (oinks) household.  If there’s a child in this house, the battle is between Brewster & I.  I like stuff & he needs to be with someone 24 hours a day.  He has terrible anxiety.  If he sees me putting on my shoes, he starts to freak out.

 

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System of a Down albums ranked.  First one good the rest, AWESOME!

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-albums-ranked/

 

Pentatonix shared it…….

 

I didn’t watch it so there is possibly some LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t need to hear any more about Trump.  Thanks though John Oliver

 

Trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3”.  LANGUAGE!  The first two were HILARIOUS!

 

Yep, some are pro Planned Parenthood & some are totally against it, it’s a personal choice in my eyes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-bon-iver-bjork-contribute-to-planned-parenthood-box-set-w475975

 

I think I’m the only metal fan on earth that’s not a fan of “Mastodon”

http://loudwire.com/mastodons-emperor-of-sand-debuts-no-7-billboard-200-hits-no-1-top-album-sales-chart/

 

After the game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays have played 7 games & only have 1 win to show for their efforts.  They are currently 1W-6L.  Last April they finished the month at 11W-14L.  I hear all of these broadcasters saying “Aw, it’s only April” & they want to see meaningful baseball in September.  Well these games are just as important if you want to see meaningful baseball in September.  What were Blue Jay fans doing during the last regular season game last year?  Praying to make it into the playoffs!  If you turn their wins & loses around for April of last year to 14W-11L, I wouldn’t have been biting my nails during the final game last year.  Right now 11W-14L looks like an impossible achievement.  Mostly the same players picking up right where they left off last year………………….sad.  The only real upside is at first base.  The guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat the last 2 years.  So far this year, he’s one of the best hitters they have.  He’s not a home run hitter, but he does hit very well as a contact hitter.  Only 155 games left in the regular season!

 

YAY!  Royal Blood release confirmed “How did we get so dark?” release date June, 16th!  No preorder or anything like that………………yet!  I think I just saw on their Facebook page that there will be a song available on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!  They’re not a metal band if you’ve never heard of them.  A drummer & bass player/singer, a hard rock band.  Dave Grohl called them to see if they’d open for Foo Fighters on the tour for “Sonic Highways” during 2015.

 

10 year old drummer wins Denmark’s Got Talent drumming Rage Against The Machine & Led Zeppelin

http://loudwire.com/10-year-old-drummer-wins-denmarks-got-talent/

 

Jimmy Kimmel on Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-probes-sean-spicers-inner-voice-during-hitler-comment-w476292

 

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THE WAKE UP CALL!

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” 2/3 albums I own on shuffle “The Bad Pack” & “Never Wanna Die” got up go to the washroom, came back & to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Blameshift” 2 Eps & a full length album on shuffle, washed dishes to “Ed Sheeran” all 3 albums on shuffle.

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I’m dumb!  Largest understatement I’ve made in the last 10 minutes, I’ve been watching CNN.  It took stage 4 brain cancer for me to wake up & start taking care of myself.  The photo of 2 guitar players on stage is of my brother & I.  I’m the guy in a white T-Shirt.  That’s me at my heaviest 265lbs, no I don’t look that heavy, doesn’t mean it’s OK though.  I haven’t weighed myself lately.  I did about 6 months ago & I was 233.  I went into the hospital at 265 & ballooned to probably close to 300?  I’m lighter at 233 than I’ve ever been in my adult life.  The only problem is ALL off my weight went to my stomach.  I have T-Shirts that don’t fit over my stomach.  I may have to have a serious discussion with my stomach.  At least I’ve smartened up & eat healthier now, & 3 drinks are more than enough Friday or Saturday.  Before I was sick it was outrageous!  8 or 9 drinks minimum on Friday & repeat on Saturday.  I really don’t miss those days, I’m a morning person now.  I like to get up & get stuff done!  Then I’ll sit on my butt & relax, & if the Blue Jays are on TV, don’t even pretend that I hear you!  Hahahahahhahaha!

 

Soundgarden shared it……..

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Top 10 underrated drummers, not the best but UNDERRATED.  In my opinion the best famous drummer alive has got to be Neil Peart of Rush, but that’s just me.

 

Ryan Reynolds is EVERYWHERE since “Deadpool”.  I swear I’ve seen that movie minimum 12 times.  Here he is in a skit on Stephen Colbert!  “Deadpool 2” is out next year!!!!

 

Here’s the 3 day Lollapalooza lineup.  Muse is on my bucket list, they have been for quite a while.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/arcade-fire-chance-the-rapper-lorde-lead-lollapalooza-w473200

 

Front man, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge article regarding “The Last Hero” album & what it means to the current state of American politics.

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2017/03/22/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-brendan-crabb

 

Green Day on Colbert & Weezer on Kimmel.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-god-approved-weezer-sunny-disposition-late-night-performances/

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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P.S.  No blog on Friday, morning televised spring training baseball.  April is right around the corner!!!!!!

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night was very, very tame.  We stayed home, had a meal of fend for yourself, watched the movie “Collateral Beauty” and went to bed around 10:30pm.  Good movie, just very slow all of the way through!

Saturday Kim went out groceries, while I cranked the stereo to “Diemonds” and did some dishes & cleaned Brewster’s throw up!

Sunday we actually went out for my cousin’s baby’s baptism.  A lot of my grandparent’s friends I haven’t seen in a whole.  I had too much lunch & Kim made the mistake of leaving me in the vehicle with peanut M & M, they’re long gone now.

Tomorrow I’ll begin some light workout finally.  I’ve hit my limit for claiming chiropractor appointments on my taxes.  When I saw him last week, he gave me the OK for light exercises!  FINALLY!

 

Listening for the weekend.

Ascot Royals, Big Wreck, Stitched up Heart, & all of the other stuff on here.

 

………………….and the hits just keep coming for Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/meals-on-wheels-seniors-respond-to-trump-cut-something-else-w472650

 

20 best metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016/

Anthrax was the one for me!!!!!

 

Walk off the Earth shared their cover of Ed Sheeran………………………..

 

Video on Jimmy Fallon.  Nobody died or was injured.

 

R.I.P. Chuck Berry dies at the age 90 on Saturday

 

Ed Sheeran album still at number 1 on the charts this weekend!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheeran-fights-off-beast-to-remain-number-one-w472782

 

Music I’ve learned on my own & the odd cover song

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I DON’T WANT TO BE “THE CANCER GUY”

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I fell asleep to “Simon & Garfunkel” the 3rd disc of a 3 disc boxset I own, I really just wanted to relax!

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As much as I’d like to be known as a friend, cousin, son, nephew, grandson, etc.  I’ll be called all of those things ending with “…who had cancer”.  It makes sense though.  I am all of those things “…who had cancer”.  I’m Kim’s only husband, as far as I know.  I’m also Mitch’s only sibling, as far as I know!  I have multiple friends & cousins & my parents have 2 kids.  For friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, my parents or grandparents, “…who had cancer” is probably the easiest way to tell others who I am.  It doesn’t define who I am but it pinpoints who they’re talking about.  In that sense I get it & I’m fine with that.

 

I’m getting a photo/day of a Stone Sour member in the studio.  I know they’re done recording it, time for a preorder or a release date already.

 

Rock stars in drag.  If it was the ‘80s, it doesn’t count.  Dee Snider of ‘Twisted Sister’ does not count.  That was regular show attire for him.

http://loudwire.com/fabulous-rock-stars-in-drag-watch/

 

Who can afford to go to Ed Sheeran in Saskatoon?  $117 for Kim & the same for me, & I bring my own chair????????????????  We’re out???????????????????  $234 plus gas & food??  Nope, I’ve seen him once with terrible sound!

 

I used to be a heavy drinker, now 4 drinks over the weekend is about maximum for me.  I’m older & don’t go out to establishments to drink.  If I do go out, it’s more so to purchase beer to put in the fridge.  I also don’t have a license.  I’m prevented from driving since I only really have one eye to work with.  Going out ends up costing more than necessary as well.  The new drinking & driving laws don’t really affect me much & my wife rarely drinks.

For me, it’s never really been about getting drunk, & less so as I get older.  Getting drunk in your 20s with your friends is one thing but I have more important things to do as I get older.

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/changes-on-tap-as-craft-breweries-respond-to-new-impaired-driving-laws-in-sask-1.3324286#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=CFCBswK

The only reason for me to get drunk is when we’re babysitting for our friends, so I can be “drunk uncle”

 

Josh Gad (Olaf) & Jimmy Fallon “Box of Microphones”

 

Article with guitarist, Mark Tremonti, of Alter Bridge.  I’ve heard you need a 7 string guitar to play anything from the newest release.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/mark_tremonti_why_i_love_alternate_tunings_so_much.html

 

Teens react to Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/teens-confused-linkin-parks-new-pop-direction-react-video/

 

Some fans of music don’t want to hear the same thing regurgitated by the same band…how does that old saying go?  “Variety is the spice of life”, that’s how I look at it anyways.  I know not everyone looks at it that way.  I’m a Linkin Park fan.  I’m not a fanatic, but I’m a fan of their studio stuff, I haven’t listened to their live stuff much though.

“Faint” from their 2nd album released in 2003

“Heavy” to be released later this year

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

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

I’ll warn you, Facebook is quite slow this week.

 

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

 

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Chris

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY

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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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