“PATHETIC” WEEK SO FAR/IRON MAIDEN

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I fell asleep to “RUSH” the album “Clockwork Angels”

I exercised to “Evanescence” 2011 self-titled album.

 

 

This week has already become disappointing exercise wise.  Monday was laughable at best.  Forgot to take my pills until the wee hours of the morning when I realized my error, aka I didn’t fall asleep until after I took my pills, NOT GOOD!  Wasted day!

Tuesday was more of the same although I slept, well other than the 3 times I woke up to pee. I still eat the same stuff & drink about a gallon of water a day.  I just slept in & still didn’t have any energy at all.  Despite it being a relatively quiet weekend also.

What have I learned from this?  40 isn’t that far away for me, but 36 is aka don’t fool yourself into thinking you can do the same thing you did 3 years ago, I’m getting a little older.  My whiskers will remind me until I shave!

Got up today had some energy, a minimal amount so I figured I’d just add an extra repetition or 2 to each exercise.  WOW!  “Stupid is as stupid does”-Forrest Gump.  It was hard enough to just keep my eyes open.  I was able to do some extra reps on 3 of my 4 exercises.  Could be worse, but I would like it to be better.

I am very hard on myself.  I am often my worst critic until someone tells me I’ve let something “fall through the cracks”.  I should just say “It’s on my 327 page list of things to do” or “Thanks for reminding me!”

 

New “Foo Fighters” album a possibility in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://loudwire.com/taylor-hawkins-foo-fighters-new-album-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1b-Rq2E3zh7mnQ8tT7SAjBT5ZleW3u1qc6NVb1JGIQN-U7ryhs9A96lU0

Here I come!

I couldn’t agree more whether there’s a woman performing on stage or in the audience, show some respect & self-control!  Everybody’s at the same show to have a good time, not to be harassed!

https://www.kerrang.com/features/ive-been-kissed-touched-grabbed-and-licked-at-our-own-gigs-why-sexism-in-rock-needs-to-stop/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1kBcMHPyCs_2A-tpj-6iVML1s9hLG1OHINQH6wiXwxHPpSUuYlHLk-PRg

Favourite riffs the guys from “Alter Bridge” learned as they grew up & others from today!

https://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-mark-tremonti-myles-kennedy-favorite-riffs/?fbclid=IwAR0YF99gPW1h-MDEx77y9728q2rfHK57DelJOmV1k6y8XYIndt7R8vPdYSE

DO NOT READ SPOILERS FOR SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Basically Spider-man’s out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Sony wouldn’t agree to a 50/50 split, which was way more than they were getting before.  “Thanks Sony you’ve ruined another great thing!” – Me

https://screencrush.com/marvel-sony-spider-man-split/?fbclid=IwAR00aXVZLijpCv2ntfuvxLJA804CxVVhuqh31ZJerHXmSNZXlUsqNPQhjNM

I finished watching the TV series “The Newsroom” & WOW!  I don’t remember seeing awards or accolades for it.  Over the 3 season, you’d assume the minimum should have been 4 each season if not more.  How is Jeff Daniels not offered a script to EVERYTHING???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

 

IRON MAIDEN

I was rather tardy in buying this one.  I guess it was released in 2015.  This is a group most metal fans can agree on.  Iron Maiden & Metallica.  Their latest album, which they are just kicking off the tour for, is called “The Final Frontier”, I also find it to be one of their top 5 albums out of the 16 I own, all studio albums with one double album of greatest hits.  This entire album is REALLY good!  I highly recommend it to any Iron Maiden fan!  I’ll give you a small sampling of the album…

 

2015   THE FINAL FRONTIER

The song Trivium played over the P.A. system before they took the stage that everyone there sang along to!

 

The Toronto Blue Jays are pretty much where I expected them to be.  With all of September & a couple weeks of August left in the season, they’re at 52W-75L.  I figured by the end of the year they would have 65 or 75 wins.  At this point I’m pretty close I think.  They desperately need decent pitching though, to improve next year.  Remember this is a rebuild in motion.

 

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CANCER IS NOT GENETIC?/MATCHBOX TWENTY

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Pink” the recent album “Hurts 2B Human”

 

My family was told, in 1999, that cancer is not genetic, WHAT?  Why were my mother & my aunt told to get regular mammograms after my grandmother died of stage 2 breast cancer?  My grandmother died of breast cancer, my grandfather died with cancer everywhere, my aunt died of breast cancer, & I got stage 4 brain cancer.  Odd that 4 people on my mother’s side of the family, including me, all had cancer since it’s not genetic?  Tell me another story, preferably a non-fiction story, because I’m not buying this one.

My grandfather died near the end of my time at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  Oddly enough he was just around the corner from the room I was in of the Pasqua hospital.  My grandmother was there as well in 1999.  Other than my aunt, 3 people in my family have been there.

Grandpa was full of cancer & had Alzheimer’s.  I often wonder if Alzheimer’s was why he never said anything about his health or if he felt anything wrong?  The nurses & doctors were FANTASTIC there.  So please don’t think that I’m putting any blame on them.

3 brain surgeries, & my odds of coming out of a coma were 5% – 15%.  4 weeks later I was awake.  I got really lucky!  1 week of an induced coma & 3 weeks of me being in a non-induced coma.

I’m assuming that with new technology they may now have found that it is genetic?

 

New “Evanescence” in 2020?

https://loudwire.com/evanescence-new-album-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1MOhP7sbMyl9VYe1da68et7ym11w-4YTdBzshFzYvxrtDXj1VpnU4ayE8

System of a Down news.  New album from the group stuck in limbo for now.

This is VERY impressive from a 9 year old!

This is only my personal opinion.  TV streaming sites are great.  The actors don’t complain about being under paid.  I’m not sure where the money comes from, but I’ve never heard an actor complain about their lack of payment.  They’re not complaining, neither am I.  Here’s the second part of this topic.

Yes, I used Napster for a bit, & torrents later on.  The albums I got from torrents, I actually bought CDs for most of them, if not all of them.  Now Apple will not allow any CDs or third party files on their music player.  Why?  Most musicians are complaining about not being paid for their work.  Remember when the U.S.A. government was shut down & federal employees weren’t getting paid.  Why was that so terrible, but nobody seems to care about musicians getting paid?

I use iTunes & pay the for each $9.99 album.  If I had the money & physical space I’d buy vinyl.  Do I ever dream of being of being a working musician?  I used to, but not if I bring in pennies for music & depend on people buying merchandise, oh & that cancer thing too.

Musicians aren’t retail sellers at a clothing store, they make music.  Somebody will see this & say “They charge so much for a concert ticket though.  That’s why I stream music.”  That’s fine if you prefer to stream it or not, that’s a personal decision.  When you use the price of a concert ticket as a reason for streaming, you’re telling me you have or will see every concert by every musician you listen too?

 

MATCHBOX TWENTY

I have 2 of their 6 albums.  Good albums, but total 90s generic radio rock with a lot of pop thrown into the mix.  I was a teenager in the 90s.  This was the music that was right up my alley at the time.  Even though I may not listen to it much, Matchbox Twenty were a BIG part of my musical upbringing.  I did get to see them live on one tour that passed through Regina.

 

1996   YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU

 

2002   MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE

 

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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!

 

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

 

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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IS IT FRIDAY YET?

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new live album “Sounds from the heart of Gothenburg” then “The Pretty Reckless” the new album “Prisoners”

I exercised to “Into Eternity” all 5 albums on shuffle

I had to fill my pill cases & I put on “Third Ion” their 2nd album “Biolith”

 

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Yes, I got up shortly after 6:20 am did my exercises, achieved my exercise goals, showered of course.  Filled my pill cases & once this is done I’ll be free!  My mother’s coming over for coffee.  That will be a nice break in the day for me.  I wasn’t nearly as tired today as I was yesterday.  Somewhat sore though.

I was incredibly tired Monday & Tuesday!  Maybe it’s just because I increased my exercises or that it’s the fall season?  “My mind says go & do this, my body says no”.  I’ll be 37 on January 30th, who the heck ever thought they’d be that old?  My body is screaming “SLOW DOWN DRIVER!!!”  My mind says “HURRY UP YOU NINCOMPOOP!!!!”  When I sit down to rest, I feel guilty & that I should be doing something.  At the same time I’ve probably just drained the tank…………………………..no  I don’t pee my pants……………….wrong tank!

I ordered the physical copy of “In Flames” on the Canadian amazon site.  It came with a DVD or Blu-ray.  It was released I think on October 1st.  My mother has next day shipping so I asked her if she could order it for me.  The Blu-ray had a ton of region restrictions, so I ordered the DVD which had no restrictions.  Unfortunately the DVD had the same restrictions, they weren’t on the website.  The parcel was delivered yesterday since it was shipped from Germany.  I would have got it on iTunes, but it’s not on Canadian iTunes.  Luckily my father has a DVD player from overseas.  I’ll have to email him.

 

I don’t watch “Horror” films, I’m not a big fan of Halloween either.  Seems to more effort for little gain or I’m just lazy?  Consequence of Sound’s Masterpiece review of the movie “Halloween”

 

Did Trump just ruin free speech for everyone?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/free-speech-might-be-another-victim-of-this-election-w446753

 

”Third Ion” shared it…..NOW THAT’S A DRUM KIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

SNL plans a pre-election show!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/saturday-night-live-plots-pre-election-special-w446822

 

I don’t understand the regional settings on www.youtube.com?  I can watch “The Daily Show” on TV but I can’t play the video of the show on www.youtube.com to put it on here?  It tells me “this video is out of your region”, weird?

 

Another “Alter Bridge” behind the song.

I gotta say I listen to this album more than you think.  Good thing “Foo Fighters” took a year off.  However “Big Wreck” may be releasing an album in the near future?

 

“Guns n’ Roses” bass player & keyboard player at a Seattle Seahawks game.

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-members-national-anthem-12th-man-flag-seattle-seahawks-game/

 

I guess “Evanescence” is still around.  I think I read a few months ago they’re going to release another album?

http://loudwire.com/evanescence-amy-lee-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG WEEK

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I fell asleep to “The Agonist” the new album “Five” followed by roughly ½ of “Collective Soul” the album “Disciplined Breakdown”

I exercised to “The Beatles/Cirque de Soleil/Dancing with the Stars”

 

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Kim’s home today, her back is still quite sore.  It’s good to have her here, just not under these circumstances.  My body totally did not want to exercise today, but I did it anyways, while Kim was on the floor icing her back & watching “Dancing with the Stars”.  At least it was “Cirque de Soleil” The Beatles music version?

 

I woke up Monday morning thinking “AHHHHH, it’s Friday!  Crap it’s Monday”.  It really happened that fast.  I was happy for 1 second & sad the next, oh well!  I’m feeling good despite a nasty cold going round & I’m starting to actually enjoy doing my exercise.  Yeah, I’m turning into one of those people?!?!  I sleep less because I don’t want to start “Wasting Light”.  “Get up and be awesome” as our throw pillow says!

 

Didn’t everyone sort of forget about “Evanescense”?

http://loudwire.com/amy-lee-evanescence-future/

 

“Soundgarden” wrote one song that confused fans.  Oh, my.  “Holy “Black Sabbath” Batman!”-Robin

 

Why change it now?  It was just as racist when they named the franchise, along with many other sport franchises, even recent expansion sport teams.

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/washington-redskins-trademark-appeal-denied-by-supreme-court-w443144

If they change the name of this team, they will have many more to change.  Chicago Blackhawks, Cleveland Indians, Ottawa Red Blacks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Browns, & probably more that I can’t think of?  As a Canadian should I be offended by Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, or Montreal Canadians?  Why not have a protest when they were naming these teams?

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

Say what?!?  A face eater?!?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/florida-face-eater-charged-with-murder-w443236

 

Ben Stiller has been battling cancer for two years?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/ben-stiller-reveals-battle-with-prostate-cancer/418660?utm_campaign=nme-4th-october-04-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New Taylor Swift album?  I do like her 1989 album.

http://www.nme.com/news/taylor-swift/96863?utm_campaign=nme-4th-october-04-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

…and nothing’s all that different for brothers Liam & Noel Gallagher when they were creators of the machine “Oasis” in the 1990s!

http://www.nme.com/news/liam-gallagher/96849?utm_campaign=nme-4th-october-04-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Oh, but Trumps running for President, that’s not fair.  Boo Hoo!  Wait I’m in Canada, I don’t care, because I can’t really change what happens in the USA?

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/trump-foundation-ordered-to-stop-fundraising-by-n-y-attorney-generals-office

 

A field guide to millennials.  “I ain’t with it”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/a-field-guide-to-millennials-w443173

I may be pushing 37, but this album is flat out catchy to me!

 

Wild card game tonight for the Blue Jays.  Do or die tonight.  Winner plays Texas, loser goes home…………..with nothing.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres