WEEKEND UPDATE/BIG WRECK

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I fell asleep to “Nothing But Thieves” the album “Broken Machine”

Finished off Friday by playing 3 games of cribbage with my cousin & her new boyfriend.  Good times!  Kim’s not a cribbage fan, so I finally used the cribbage board I got for Christmas!

Saturday was a busy day!  A guy I haven’t seen since I graduated high school in 1998 came over to visit.  We were on the high school baseball team, sang in the choir & the chamber choir that went to Newfoundland in the summer of ’97.  Nice to catch up.  He’s still into baseball.  So now I’ve got 3 other people to watch baseball with 3 X Chris + Trevor, I know more & more Chris’ as I get older.

He left around or just before 4 pm.  Hannah, Jolene & Corey showed up very shortly after.  The girls went to see “Peter Rabbit”.

Corey brought all of the ingredients for the most unhealthy meal we created in 2002, he made supper, brought beer, & washed dishes.  Then we had 2 medium pizzas to bake, poutine chicken wings, 2 or 3 beer each, & some chips.  Sat on the couch & waited for my dad to pick us up to see “Big Wreck” at Casino Regina for a 20th anniversary show of their first album.  It was fantastic.  There was even an announcement to turn off your cell phone or any other recording device before the opening act hit the stage.  The only negative to the show was that they ended with a “Thornley” song.

Sunday was spent mostly on the couch watching “FRIENDS” on Netflix.  Today is the get ready for the week day.  Kim is doing laundry & hard boiling eggs.  I make a pitcher of blended vegetables & baking fish.

 

Big Wreck concert review.

I was not legal drinking age when their 1st album came out in 1998.  I saw them in a bar in 1999 at the age of 19 (legal drinking age in Saskatchewan).  They blew me away & I haven’t missed a show of theirs in Regina since.  Without over exaggerating I’ve likely seen them 12-15 times including the recent 3 times I’ve seen them.  From ’99 to 2002 they’d come through Regina 2-4 times a year before they broke up.  Then the lead singer started a band called “Thornley” that released 2 albums the 2nd was released when I was in the hospital.  Corey bought the CD for me while I was in the hospital.  Big Wreck returned with a new album touring through Regina on May 6th, 2012 (my sister-in-law’s birthday) we saw them at The Pump.

Last night we saw (Corey, dad, & I) the 20th anniversary show of their debut album that had 3 or 4 singles all over the radio & 3 videos on Much Music.  I reverted to a 19 year old again, but I knew all of the words this time & quietly sang along.  These 4 songs were/are their popular songs here anyways…

That’s 1 of 4 big concerts for me this year another 20th anniversary show coming up & another one I went to in 2016.  20th anniversary shows make me feel old until I’m their then I revert to 19 or 20 years old again during the show.

 

So, I could purchase one decent album by Ed Sheeran, or I could buy 1 song from 10 artists I don’t listen too?  I buy albums only!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-songs-you-didnt-know-ed-sheeran-wrote-20160505/one-direction-little-things-2012-20160505

 

 

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TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

EXERCISE TOTAL & A BIT OF REBUTTAL

A 4 day week for me.  150 triceps pushups (I was messing with the numbers this week), 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 400 pushups, & 160 back flexes.  Starting Monday, December 4th I’m going to take it down a bit until January 2nd.  Triceps, leg lifts, & pushups.  Crunches & back flexes will come back into the fold on January 2nd.

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” a greatest hits album, followed by “Prince” the album “1999”

 

When I was released from therapy, I felt a sense of entitlement, “Yay I beat cancer.  Look at me!!!!”  I didn’t realize it then, but I already got the greatest thing ever, a second chance at life & make it better.  Instead I acted terribly, even before I was released & all of my therapy session were done.  Luckily everyone stuck around despite my behavior, since they know that’s nowhere close to what I was like before cancer.  THANK YOU!!!!

In one of the more recent postings I said something like “Hope for the best.  Prepare for the worst.”  You can only do that in certain circumstances.  You can’t spend your entire life looking over your shoulder looking for something bad to happen.  Unless you know something bad is coming just enjoy what you have & look forward to whatever good the future has for you!

 

On Jimmy Kimmel, multiple celebrities sing an original holiday song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-bono-diddy-bryan-cranston-sing-were-going-to-hell-on-kimmel-w512802

 

Slash sold his house for $8,700,000 to a rap artist.

http://loudwire.com/slash-sells-beverly-hills-mansion-big-sean-8-7-million/

 

The grumpy old baseball analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays, Gregg Zaun, has been fired for inappropriate conduct towards female co-workers.  He had it coming.  If anyone told him he was wrong, he’d get angry & share his displeasure on air.  I never made it anywhere close to any type of professional team, maybe that’s why I disagreed with 99% of what he’d say?

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/newsalert-greg-zaun-fired-sportsnet-235650945.html

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/sportsnet-terminates-zaun-allegations-inappropriate-behaviour/

 

Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé duet.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheeran-beyonce-duet-on-perfect-remix-w513013

 

Taylor Swift’s new album will be added to streaming services soon if you want it.  All I’ve heard is the single, & that was enough for me.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swifts-reputation-headed-to-streaming-services-w513014

 

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I fell asleep to “The Travelling Wilburys”

I exercised to “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” their Greatest Hits.

 

We finished off Thanksgiving Monday by going to a “My Little Pony” movie with our friends & our “niece”.

EVERYBODY will likely encounter some type of roadblock in their life, there’s no need to hide it.  It is hard to talk about & deal with eventually, just do your best to get over it & put it out there!  I was the same way, I didn’t want people I didn’t know to see me in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  I can’t be in the house & not have new friends for the rest of my life.  I had to get over that.  Since about the middle of 2014 I just let that go, one less thing for me to stress about.  If people want to look, that’s fine by me & questions are more than welcome, even encouraged.

No matter what it is, you can’t worry about it for however long you have a mental, physical, or internal issue.  Let it go so you don’t have to carry that weight with you forever, it will get heavier with each second & once you’ve figured out how to deal with it, you no longer have to worry what other people think.  Most people probably don’t notice it in the first place!

I’m pretty sure I have a bit of OCD in me.  We have 2 bathrooms, both must have 3 extra rolls of toilet paper.  I always stack them on the back of the toilet, in a pyramid.  2 on the bottom, 1 on top, & whatever is currently in use.  I also don’t like a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.  I put what I can in the dishwasher, & %50 of the time I’ll do the hand wash dishes.  I also like to finish a task before I go to bed.  If I don’t I’ll be awake for too long thinking about it.

 

 

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ED SHEERAN

 

Ed Sheeran is quite popular so I shouldn’t need to give you much, if any, background on him.  Kim & I saw him in Regina, on tour just before his 2nd of 3 albums was released.  Cool to see him live, but the sound here at the arena sucks.  Whenever he turned on his digital pedal with pre-recorded stuff to make it sound like a full band, everything became slightly distorted.  Not how you want to experience Ed Sheeran, a guy playing acoustic guitar!  This is the show that broke me.  Ended up watching 50% of the show through someone’s cell phone & what was released a few months later?  A concert video of his show at Wembley Stadium!  So glad I paid to watch the concert on a 4 inch screen.

I’m a big fan on his stuff.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters have been my 2 favourite bands for a long time though!  Nothing has changed that.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters both released an album this year.  Ed Sheeran hasn’t received my attention as much as he deserves it.  He “fell through the cracks”.

 

You shouldn’t need much background, but here are two songs from each of his first 2 albums.

LANGUAGE IN THIS CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s a few songs his latest album!!!

 

Walk off the Earth cover Tom Petty

 

Oh my!  Can’t wait for November!

Then December brings us the new Star Wars!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-watch-epic-new-the-last-jedi-trailer-w507884

 

Too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert try to even the playing field for Trump.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Friday evening.  Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the game & have supper as well.  No touchdown shooters here, but possibly at my parents place?  They had some friends over to watch the football game too.  Ugly win, Riders tried to lose the game but ran out of time.  A win is still a win so at least the Riders had that going for them.

The Toronto Blue Jays won too.  A win doesn’t really matter for them at this point.  They’re pretty much auditioning younger players for next year, & they’re playing to stir the pot & affect the playoff teams that aren’t guaranteed a spot yet.

I’m anxious for next season of Blue Jay baseball!  These younger players look good, most of them.  The Blue Jays are actually winning games, not at a high rate, but it seems like they’re winning more often.  It’s at least entertaining to watch a game & know they have a chance of coming out with a win.

Say goodbye to José Bautista.  He’s no longer José Bautista who will hit 40+ home runs.  Last year he was injured & hit 20+ home runs.  This year he hasn’t been injured but his offensive numbers are very much the same if not less.  He has an option on his contract for $18,000,000 next year that both he & the Blue Jays have to agree on.  I don’t think anyone will pay him that much.  He’s about my age aka he is not far from retirement in the MLB.

 

Saturday, we sat around the house just feeling lazy.  Kim did some laundry & our friends from out of town popped by with coffee & cookies from Tim Horton’s.  Very lazy day for us.

Sunday’s are always get ready for the week, make a pitcher of juice, hard boil eggs, finish up the laundry, grocery shopping & this week get refills on the 5 medications I take, all of them at night & 3 or 4 of them first thing in the morning.

 

 

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Stephen Colbert makes surprise appearance on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-visit-james-cordens-late-late-show-w503358

 

U2 on Jimmy Fallon “Bullet the Blue Sky”

 

I need to listen to the “Divide” album by Ed Sheeran more.  It kinda “Fell Through the Cracks”

And there’s a song to break your nose to.  When you’re 19, in a mosh pit, & instantly covered in blood.  Lie to the First Aid guy so you can hear the end of the song & stay out of a mosh pit for the rest of your life!

 

I guess there’s a new Fall Out Boy album up for preorder at the moment with 3 songs on for preorder.  Full release January 19, 2018.  I’ll check it out on the release day.

 

Ozzy, you’re getting old.  Everybody has to retire at some point.

 

I’ve listened to it more & each time I listen to it, it seems to sound WAY better than the last time!  It’s good enough for me to throw it into my regular rotation.  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan though, this could be a biased opinion though.  My initial reaction, terrible album.  Now it’s not too shabby, they have made a few better albums though.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-album-review/

This album seems to get better to me with each listen.  Don’t buy the hype by Dave Grohl in this “making off” clip.  This album does not sound huge to me.  I still blame the producer for the poor reaction to this album.  No it’s not like Metallica’s “St. Anger”.

 

What I listen to depends on my mood for the most part.  Metal music tends to calm me.  Hard rock makes me quite energetic.  If I want to relax Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or Simon & Garfunkel it is!

 

Jack Johnson recently released an album, great album to listen to for chilling out!

 

“And I think to myself, Trump has divided the world”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-cancels-st-louis-concert-over-safety-concerns-w503597

 

Nothing but Thieves aren’t for everybody but both of their albums are REALLY good!  My favourite album of the year is a tight race between ‘Paramore’s’ “After Laughter” & ‘Nothing but Thieves’ “Broken Machine”

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MENTAL ILLNESS

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I fell asleep to “Paul Simon” the album “Graceland”, “Pearl Jam” the album “Yield”, & finally “Ozzy Osbourne” the album “Blizzard of Oz”

 

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Nest”

How did I deal with being physically disabled, very bad, I felt useless & I wanted to hurt anyone I could.  I wanted everyone to feel as bad as I did.  After a few months & a stern talking to from my brother, parents, & wife I finally snapped out of my rut, got over it, apologized to those I had hurt privately & publically, & moved on.  All of it was heavy baggage that got too heavy because of my poor reaction.  I was just angry at the world.  So I dealt with anger & depression.  The worst struggle with it I’ve ever had with it.

If you’re ever considering suicide or if you’re in a rut, please talk to someone that is more than willing to listen.  Please don’t ever think of yourself as a burden to anyone.  You’ll be surprised at the number of people you’ve had a positive effect on & how many people love you & care about your wellbeing.  I’ve never called a suicide prevention hotline, but they’re there & more willing to listen. 1-877-4747 if you prefer talking to a stranger about any type of mental illness, be it a friend, family member, or yourself don’t hesitate to call.  The sooner you let it out & talk to someone, the sooner you can relax & get the burden off of your back.

I got lucky, I’ve talked with my high school guidance counselor, university counselor, social workers, my doctor, a psychiatrist, my wife, & my parents.  Now I’m OK & not embarrassed to talk about it.  I used to be & it was a topic I tried to distance myself from.  Don’t be ashamed about it 1 in 5 Canadians have some type of mental illness.  I’m on medication for my depression, don’t be embarrassed if you’re told to do the same.  A lot of mental illness’ can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.  The proper medication can be quite useful.

 

Think of it this way, if all of that doesn’t make sense.  If you have the flu, cold or anything like that, you probably go see a doctor, right?  So if you’re dealing with any type of mental illness, more serious than a flu or cold, go talk to a doctor.  Maybe you’ll be referred to someone more knowledgeable on the subject, but you’ve started a conversation about whatever you’re dealing with so just see it through now & meet them half way if needed.

When I’m talking about mental illness, it does not just mean depression.  It includes OCD, ADD, ADHD, etc.

 

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Article with Chester Bennington’s widow.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chester-benningtons-ex-wife-i-pray-he-is-at-peace-w494936

 

Dear Corey Taylor & Chad Kroeger,

Get over the feud already!  Will this matter in 20 years?  NO!  Your music does not sound comparably similar at all.  Who’s better?  It’s subjective!  Your devious plan worked!  Nickelback released an album, you 2 started a feud, and Stone Sour released an album.  Both albums hit number 1.

Sincerely,

Chris (a music fan)

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

 

Can you even tell the gender of the MTV award space suit?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-changing-vma-moonman-to-gender-neutral-award-w494957

 

A new single from Trivium!  Just the single, no album from what I can tell

Since it is but a single, I bought it & attached it to another Trivium album or I’d never hear it.  I still have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun” although many people call “Shogun” Trivium’s best album.

 

Wow, 1 week in the White House & ‘The Mooch’ is gone

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-colberts-bohemian-rhapsody-goodbye-to-scaramucci-w495253

 

The Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold” album had better be a really good one or I can see Paramore’s “After Laughter” taking multiple Grammy Awards home.  I don’t really put much stock into award shows, but some are fun to watch.  Believe it or not, I know “Lamb of God” has won a Grammy & have been nominated several times.

 

Another ranking of one of my preferred bands, Queens of the Stone Age!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/queens-of-the-stone-age-albums-ranked/

Can’t wait for the new album August 25th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Of course I got into them on their 3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums!

3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums below!!!!!

 

Help them out!  Remember that despite all of the division in this world YOU ARE A GLOBAL CITIZEN!  If that’s too big for you to understand try this.  You don’t have to understand sexuality of another person, just acknowledge that it’s happening if you like it or not.  Remember, every human bleeds red, but no one should bleed.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/pride-centre-of-edmonton-launches-fundraising-campaign-to-help-fund-new-space

 

Royal Blood’s single is up for best track “Lights Out”

 

Pentatonix new single “Dancing on my Own”.  Single only $1.29 on iTunes.  Bought it & attached to their full length album.  If I left it as a single, I’d never hear it!  I listen to albums, not a jumble of songs.

 

Figure it out people!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The average age for a kid to get a cell phone is 6 years old.  Why does a 6 year old need a cell phone?  I’m 37, I had a cell phone for a year 27-28 years old.  The cell phone didn’t save my life, at least not that I know of?  If celebrities like Ed Sheeran & Louis C.K. can survive without a cell phone, I can too!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

I exercised to “Halflives” the album “Empty Rooms”

Kim & I binge watched the first 5 episodes of “The Ranch” on Netflix Sunday night.  I love that show!  They swear, they drink, & they’re ranchers in their spare time.  We watched the other 5 episodes on Tuesday night, now we wait until next summer to binge watch the 4th season.

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

YAY, back to working out on Monday.  I was so comfortable in bed, I stayed there until I had to go to the washroom, so until 8:00 am.

When I stopped using a catheter in the WRC, I was terrified that I’d pee in my sleep.  Thankfully that wasn’t an issue at all.  Me with a condom catheter is a different story.  The most unreliable catheter ever, they’d leak or just randomly fall off, they were awful!

My wheelchair is in as of Monday morning to be fixed.  Left break doesn’t do anything, I can do FANTASTIC right turns, & both of my arm rests are unattached!  I have a rental chair which is taller.  I almost can’t touch the ground.  The repair is free, but it’s $35 a day for the rental.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

Just finished deleting stuff from my iTunes & iPod that I don’t listen to on Sunday.  The self-titled “Nothing but Thieves” is the most played album on my iPod at 50 plays!

Alter Bridge’s “The Last Hero” wasn’t far behind at 40 plays & the 2 Diemonds albums are in the upper 30s for the amount of times played.  I’m not a fan of GNR, if you are, I highly recommend “Diemonds”!

 

 

I just can’t get enough of the new ‘Paramore’ album.  Here they are playing “Hard Times” on air in the live lounge on Beats radio 1.

 

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) interview on Beats radio 1.  Part 1 is 12 minutes long.

Part 2 of the interview is not available at the moment.

 

I don’t feel in any way that we’re entitled, as fans, to have a new Tool album as Maynard has previously stated.  I do feel as though, when Tool knows, we should know if they’re just going to tour & not record an album or if there is new recorded material on the way.  Until I hear whatever they plan to do, I don’t need to go to a show of theirs.  I saw them 3 times on the last tour in Edmonton, Saskatoon, & Regina.

 

I had a cell phone for like a year or 8 months, a flip phone in 2007.  I’ll admit that I taught myself guitar mostly on the internet.  I learned to read tablature on guitar.  I can’t read music despite my early, grade 1 & 2 in elementary school, taking piano lessons.  Playing in the school band for 4 years, then joining the choir for 2.5 years.  I’ve never had a formal guitar lesson.  I also didn’t have the distraction of a cell phone.  I don’t think I’ll need one.  If I’m at home, I have a land line & if I’m out I’m with someone who has a cell phone.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

BIG, HUGE, FOO FIGHTERS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With 3 new songs all over www.youtube.com we all had a hunch there was an album or EP on the way.

 

The album I fell asleep to Monday night.  And here on Tuesday ‘In Flames’ shares it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Racism is still everywhere.  Disgusting, woman flips out since there is no “white doctor” at the clinic?  Lady pull your head out of your @$$ or get a “white doctor” to help you!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/white-doctor-video-mississauga-1.4168199

Chris Cornell’s daughter writes a Father’s Day letter to him on his Facebook account.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornells-daughter-pens-poignant-fathers-day-note-w488849

 

I’m going to put on my general manager hat for a second & pretend I know what the Toronto Blue Jays should do either at the end of July or in the off season.  1.  Trade Troy Tulowitzki for high end prospects & hand the short stop duties to Ryan Goins.  2.  Trade Jose Bautista for high end prospects give Dwight Smith Jr. or Dalton Pompei the outfielder spot after spring training.  3.  If they really want to, trade Russell Martin & give Luke Maile the starting catcher job while bringing up Ohlman to back him up.  I just traded $58,000,000 worth of older, right handed players while really spending only $20,000,000 on players already within the organization.  2 of the replacement players are left handed, & the catcher is younger as are the other 2.  Now all you need is to find teams that are willing to trade for older players!

 

I’ll be back later time for some “Royal Blood” & breakfast.

 

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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