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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”


I exercised to “Slipknot” the album “5 The Gray Chapter”


500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 375 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 75 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I think I figured out a portion, maybe all about a re-occurring dream I’ve been having since I was in the WRC.

I continually dream that I’m late for high school & I have an English paper that’s WAY overdue.  I get to school & have no clue as to what my locker combination is.

In University in 1999 my grandmother died of breast cancer.  I was a mess at the time.  I skipped out on an English final & drove to Moose Jaw & back instead.  With the 3rd Foo Fighters’ album that had just been released in November blasting the entire time.  My grandmother passed away on December 5th, 1999.

I guess that dream is more about me having some type of unfinished business to deal with?  Maybe it’s nothing & I’m reading too much into it?

No Trump talk!  You know what I think about him & you’re entitled to your own take on him!  I have never & will never condone violence to ANYONE.  If I thought it would change anything I’d give Trump a slap upside the head.

I’m typically not a political person.  Canadian politics bore me & I choose not to vote.  If I lived in the USA that would be different.  I watch too much CNN, since watching Trump lead the USA is much like his campaign x 100.




It’s August, there’s very little music being released & not much for music news but here’s what I could find.


Audio interview with Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God.


Audio interview with Corey Taylor, singer for Stone Sour & Slipknot.


Audio interview with Royal Blood.



Poor camera man!  Kim & I just laughed & laughed & laughed………..


When I was working, I’d listen to my iPod a double album of “Lynyrd Skynyrd” their Greatest Hits & “Systematic Chaos” by Dream Theater, or the odd podcast.  One ear bud in my right ear, other one down my shirt.  Noise cancelling headphones on.  Those 2 albums would pretty much last my 8 hour shift.


A 2nd song from Jack Johnson!!!!!


A PBS concert\documentary regarding Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Jimmy Kimmel reads mean tweets from Trump supporters.



Jose Bautista is too old to be the face of the franchise, he’ll probably ask for too much next year whoever he signs with & he’s a whiner.  Have fun on the Free Agent market at the end of the year, if you’re still with the Blue Jays at the end of August.

If Jose Bautista can hit 30 home runs this year, I still don’t think I’d renew his contract of $18,000,000.  Troy Tulowitzki & Jose Bautista would be the first of many players I’d try to dump on whoever wants to pay for a name.  Right there is $38,000,000 off the books of players not living up to their contracts!


My album of the year for whatever year it was, was “Nothing but Thieves” self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album is being released on September 8th this year & here are the 3 singles they have released thus far…

It’s not close to hard rock, rock, or metal.  Lots of people my age & younger will not like this group.  I’m OK with that, for any music I listen to, I never said you had to like it.

August 25th new Queens of the Stone Age, September 8th Nothing But Thieves, Alter Bridge anthology, & Jack Johnson, September 15th Foo Fighters.  After that, who knows?





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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “OK Computer” followed by “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”

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I hope you all have fun tonight & get home safe!  No drinks for me.  I’m on some powerful muscle relaxants for my annoying nerve.  A few days after I was in the WRC they put on a “happy hour” for the residents.  I went to it.  I’m on multiple pills 3 times a day & I’m not supposed to drink then they turn around & have one of the nurse’s hand out 2 free drinks to anyone?  Holy mixed messages Batman? I don’t remember if I was able to drink anything at the time.  I couldn’t drink anything for quite a while.  My water & food came through IV for a few years.  My IV was full of a liquid called TPN.  I think it was 2010 that I was able to drink through a straw.  Even beer.  You don’t see that “every day”.

Yeah, I saw my chiropractor yesterday.  My dad took me.  I left here before 2:00 pm, then stayed at my parents’ house until after supper.  Kim had a hair appointment & wasn’t going to be home until 8:00pm or so.  Mom sent home some supper for her.

The chiropractor said it moved really well yesterday, & first did a lot of work on my ribs that had moved.  It feels REALLY good now.  He told me to gradually work into a not so demanding exercise & to keep up with my stretches.  So I did today.  Stretches, 100 crunches & 20 pushups.  As far as the leg exercises go, I plan to do them once everything feels 100% better.  Better safe than sorry.

My routine at the moment is slightly wonky, with my nerve being stubborn.  I get up & get ready at 7:00am.  By the time I do that, & pour a cup of coffee it’s near 7:30.  I watch 2 of the 3 late night talk shows I record, then CNN…………….& I laugh about not having a leader who thinks he can do whatever he wants.  I think I see Sean Spicer flapping his lips, trying to spin a quote from Trump, more often than I see Kim?  I can just imagine how he feels when his alarm goes off.  “Ah, what am I gonna have to spin today.  Wait I’ll check twitter”


Princes “New Power Generation” band has some tour dates coming up.  Video inside the link.



The new Green Day isn’t too shabby!



Comedian, Tracy Ullman, points out sexist double standard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The “Radiohead” album “OK Computer” is & always has been considered one of the most important albums of all time.  The really cool thing was they wrote it while on tour for the album “The Bends” in the late 1990s & Foo Fighters were opening for them.  Foo Fighters would do a 10:00 minute sound check, then Radiohead would do a 2 hour sound check arguing about how to arrange the songs.  Go to 15:12 in the video to hear FF drummer Taylor Hawkins talk about opening for Supergrass & Radiohead way back when.


Yes, I have Supergrass’ greatest hits album, on CD.


“Weird” Al details his next LP with his 8 bit video game music video.  All for his box set “Squeeze the Box”


My, this is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


New lyric video from Linkin Park



Expected/anticipated hard rock & metal releases for 2017.  A lot of I don’t know, I don’t really care, I don’t think so, a few I can’t wait, & if there’s a new A Perfect Circle being released, we can wait even longer for the next Tool release.  Maynard probably won’t sing on 2 different albums then he’s supposed to tour with A Perfect Circle.  All of this while maintaining a vineyard?



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



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I’ll have to gradually increase my exercise.  1000 crunches so 200 a day.  300 leg lifts, 60/day.  150 stretching pushups, 30/day.  200 calf raises, 40/day.  I haven’t done squats or pushups yet.  I would rather wait until my nerve pain is completely gone.  We walk, but only in our suite, my foot tingles if I’m standing for too long.  So at the moment we’ve hit pause on waking in the parkade.

I’m aiming for 500 squats, pushups, & leg lifts a week & 7000 crunches a week.  That’s only 1400 crunches a day.  I was doing 1500 a day, I’m sure 1400 isn’t out of the question.  I’ll have to increase everything gradually though.  I was walking 800 meters with my walker & Kim once a week, I’ll likely have to slowly increase that as well.  This nerve pain is almost gone, when it is I’ll get back to reality.

I fell asleep to “Ascot Royals” everything on their 2 albums.

I exercised to “Big Wreck” all of it on shuffle.

Yes, I saw “Ascot Royals” open for “Big Wreck” last night at the casino.  AWESOME show.  I started listening to “Ascot Royals” last week & they’re AWESOME live as well as recorded.

I’ve never came out of a “Big Wreck” concert disappointed.  They’re not hard rock or metal, just straight up rock music, same with “Ascot Royals”.  Dave & Liz came with my dad & I.  Yes, my dad & I will have to call each other if we’re meeting in public.  He’s seen Foo Fighters 3 times & Big Wreck twice & we both get T-Shirts.  Can’t be out in public wearing the same shirt……………fashion faux pas!

I think last night was my 12 or 15th time seeing Big Wreck?  Their 1st album was released in ’97 I was only 17 & underage to see them in a bar.  When I turned 19, they were here 3 or 4 times a year & I never missed a show.  They broke up in 2002 after recording their 2nd album.  They reunited in 2012, & have released a total of 5 studio albums & a live EP with a cover song.

If “Big Wreck” is in Regina, I’m there.

It was nice to see that I’m not the only person who disapproves of cell phones at a concert.  Lead singer, Ian Thornley, had 4 or 5 people in front of him, right at the stage.  They all had their smartphones with them taking selfies & videos.  Between songs he addressed them.  He basically said to please put their phones away because the band sees them & then they “act” instead of playing music for people.  “Do my pants make me look weird?  This side’s my better side.  Gotta smile for the camera, etc.”  I guess they missed the announcement before the show?  “Here’s a song pre-smart phone” is how he introduced the next tune from their first album released in 1997.  The fans put their phones away & everything was good.

You turn off your phone at a movie theater, you smoke outside everywhere.  Why is this cell phone thing so hard?  We were in the balcony & it wasn’t a problem up there.


It’s here “The Pretty Reckless” video for “Oh my God”


Don’t ask me why?  This song has been stuck in my head for quite a while?


60 minutes with Dave Grohl


10 songs about hell


Songs inside the link.


Elvis Costello talking about his charity & how it could affect him personally.



Kevin Smith is finally working on a “Jay & Silent Bob” movie!!!!!!!!!


IT’S RATED R FOR A REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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

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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”


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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 $#%^&%$#@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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


…and the youtube case keeps rolling!


New Blink-182 song with video.


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.


Carpool karaoke with Selena Gomez


Opeth announce North American tour. Mostly American dates.


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.


Comedian, Jim Breuer, interview



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.


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


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

Best movies of 2016 so far.


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


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I fell asleep to “Halestorm” the entire “Into the Wild Life” album, then “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

I exercised to “Stevie Wonder” 20 of his 21 “Greatest Hits”

If only “Superstition” was on “Songs in The Key of Life”

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Brewster is at the groomers right now. He had an appointment at 7:00 am, and yes I got up at the same time Kim got up to get in the shower to take him to the groomers. He gets so excited if we say “Sara”, his groomer’s name. Weird guy LOVES getting a hair cut? I’ve never seen a dog so excited for a trim?

I’m really getting tired of Facebook for 2 reasons. Everybody has an opinion & I get that not everyone has the same opinion as the next person. Seems as though Facebook is the new way lots of people like to pick an argument about someone they have never met in person & have a different opinion. People were complaining about a “Pearl Jam” concert being canceled because the law changed in that state & “Pearl Jam” followed suit & canceled the show as many other bands did. The law was against the LGBT community. I said “Hey, it’s a concert that was canceled for a reason. If you don’t like that the show was canceled, stop harping on the band. Talk to someone in the Government about the new law”. Then random people complain about my opinion. I can’t change the law, I live in a different country! What did I do, & why are they whining & complaining to me?

Candice, who I met in University through her now husband Rydell, was getting heat for the fiasco of a child that was in a Gorilla exhibit. Everybody was outraged that the Gorilla was shot? What, they’d prefer if the child was shot instead? I have nothing against any animal, but REALLY?!?! Give your head a shake?

Now we have the shooting in Orlando. All of the gun loving Americans would probably say ”Well, if those gays had a gun on them this type of thing wouldn’t have happened”. It happened. Why did the idiot who did this have a gun in the first place? “Well, you can’t tell if someone will mentally snap after they purchase a gun”? Who the heck needs an AK-47? Unless you’re in the military or police force on duty, you shouldn’t need or own one. If you live in America, they’ll sell a gun to any John or Jane Doe that has the money. If the shooter didn’t have a gun none of this would have happened!

Yeah, the shooter was American, apparently a member of ISIS, & Islam! In that case he’s just as different as the rest of us in that he was all of those things & an extremist

Lamb of God at Bonaroo


Review of the upcoming Third Ion album!!


What album are you excited for being released in July?


Easy pick for me. That Blink-182 could be really good, really annoying, or just OK?

I’d be upset if Anthrax were to call it a career & quit.


Halestorm discuss preferred songs to play & their love of pop music.


Here’s a review of the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, “The Getaway”


Bassist of Trivium, Paolo, speaks about everything regarding Trivium, including their new drummer!

What is Taylor Swift going to write a hit song about when she’s married? I see a pattern here, what’s the common denominator in this case?


I was really kickin’ it old school over lunch! Like 1995 old school.

James Hetfield, Metallica singer, does a duet with Heart?


Things heated up on day 2 of the “Stairway to Heaven” trial.


In Flames signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast

“In a way, IN FLAMES and Nuclear Blast share a similar story,” said IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. “Both started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years. For these reasons, it seemed a natural fit to come back to the place it all started.”

Did anybody hear that Tremonti released the album “Dust”?

I hope I Mother Earth’s Facebook page means Our Lady Peace will be touring with them?

This could also be just a one time deal for residents in Ontario?

Song from the upcoming “Third Ion” album


Remember that “Stitched up Heart” their debut album will be released at 12:00 am Eastern time tonight if you’re interested!

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WORLD OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve bought 3 “Volbeat” albums on iTunes & never listen to them.


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POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! Haven’t watched the entire show yet.

Terrorist attack in Paris.


I guess it doesn’t matter where you live…………….no one’s truly “safe”! None of this was even thought of in the early 1990s, now there’s stuff like this all of the time. I don’t know when so many people snapped & thought killing people was cool?


“Eagles of Death Metal” lost their merchandise vendor, due to the attacks in Paris


I do music stuff, but let’s talk about whoever was responsible for the attacks in Paris. Does nobody have an inner voice of reason, or just voices in their head saying “Kill, hurt, destruct EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY”? Why do it in the first place?

They’re gonna kill hundreds of people & likely get caught or kill themselves? If they want to die, what good is it taking innocent people with you?

It feels now like I need to wear bullet proof everything before I leave my house? I was born in 1980, I’d never heard the words ISIS or Al Queda? Even my spell check doesn’t know the word “Queda”?!? This is one screwed up world! I’m not even safe in my own home? You stay in your country & do your thing, I’ll be here doing my thing. A Jihad/Holy War? This isn’t a “Holy War”? It’s just a stupid war that won’t solve anything you’ve set out to prove! Killing hundreds/thousands of innocent people is dumb & useless!

Saturday we spent the day with Corey & Jolene’s cute kiddo 2 year old Hannah! Paint, colouring, stickers, snack & a nap. Then baking cookies with “Auntie” Kim, followed by pizza for supper with Jolene here. The nap was for Hannah, not Kim or I. All I hear in my head now is Elmo’s voice.

More concert cancellations in France.


Even SNL weighed in on the attacks on Paris. This could become an every week opening at the rate this world is going? Sounds like a near future WW3 possibly in the near future?


Muse tour dates including the typical Canadian tour, Toronto, Montreal, Québec (that’s new), & Vancouver. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Labrador, The Maritimes, & the Territories, meh. “We’ll hit 3 provinces & call it a World tour. Everybody else does it?”


Dee Snider (Twisted Sister singer) gets on stage with Barenaked Ladies to play Twisted Sister’s big hit. LANGUAGE AT THE START!!!

Songs I like, “Tom Petty”. Only one Greatest Hits album that I added a few songs to from a CD I had.

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The most anticipated regular season baseball 4 game series between the Blue Jays & Yankees in New York was rained out last night. I was looking forward to planting my butt on the couch to watch the first of 4 games. It’s been postponed until tonight, then a double header on Saturday. We’ll see if it happens tonight, the forecast in New York doesn’t look good as the play by play announcers said.

Kim’s been sick, she’s been home Wednesday, Thursday & today. Everywhere I look there’s phlegm, phlegm, phlegm, phlegm, phlegm, etc. I think our tissue box is near empty. When either one of us goes down, we both do. I went down for 4.5 years & took Kim with me. When she’s sick, I have to step up my game!

We sat on the couch to binge watch Scandal on Netflix. We started it on Monday & we’re about half way through the 2nd season. Ellen Degeneres was right on the money with that show, not because Portia is on it later on, but because it’s so good! We’re watching it some more today.

Kim’s getting better. I guess we’ll see if she’s up for celebrating a friend’s birthday tomorrow?

Pearl Jam to play on Stephen Colbert September 23rd


Foo Fighters & Royal Blood pay homage to each other! 2 videos inside the link. LANGUAGE!!


Lzzy Hale (Halestorm singer/guitarist) talks about touring


Take your guitar as carry on luggage



Queens of the Stone Age play surprise concert in LA. Set list & 2 live videos to view inside link.


You knew somebody was going to take a strip off of Axl Rose


Do you want to see Pearl Jam in Mexico for free & 2 nights in a hotel? Here’s your chance!


I’m guessing this got so high on the charts because Bruno Mars is a pop genious?


Batman vs. Superman will feature more Batman than Superman. I can’t wait for this movie to be released!


Elvis Costello release. This is the only Elvis I listen to!


It is a pretty archaic way of thinking, in my opinion.


Today’s Rock It Out Blog. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!! I’ll have to watch it later.


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Songs I like. “The Police”

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