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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Lullabies to Paralyze”, followed by “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Into the Sun”

 

5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 200 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes, & some walking this week.

I don’t know why, but Wednesday I was extremely tired?  I’m guessing it’s likely because I got up at 7:30 am, after going to bed around 11:15 pm the night before.  I got up & did my exercises, had breakfast, then showered before we left to see the doctor at 10:30 am.  I ended up being ready to go with an hour to wait until we left.

I didn’t really get to rest between my sets of the 4 exercises on Wednesday.  I was rushing through everything, because I didn’t want to be late for the appointment.

My exercises tires me out on a normal day, not taking a full minute of rest between sets made me over tired.  When I got home, I made my lunch & stretched out on the couch.  I fell asleep for 20 minutes or so listening to “Flatlined” from Ontario.

We played shows with them as they toured across Canada a few times.  Great band & great people.  Whenever they came to Regina, we’d play a show with them.  Even when I was diagnosed with cancer, they made a point of coming to the hospital to see me in 2008.  Great band that didn’t get the recognition they deserved!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/385897924

A TON of mutual respect between our bands.

 

I was REALLY psyched to see “Into Eternity” on April 20th but alas that is Easter weekend among a few other responsibilities.

 

Apple has banned any & every non-iTunes or non-Apple Music purchase from being on their music player at the end of March.  If you don’t buy or stream your music from Apple music or iTunes, they will take it away.  This will bite them in the butt!  I’m 39 years old.  My entire life I’ve been allowed to trade cassettes, CDs, & vinyl with no issue.  I’ll continue to purchase music from iTunes, since my 160 gb iPod still works & I use it daily.

I’ll still be able to order a CD from www.amazon.ca , I’ll also be able to purchase a CD & support the artist at a show.  It feels a lot like Apple is making up the rules as we go along.  With this type of decision making the President might have a job after politics!

Won’t this be very close to creating a monopoly for Apple as far as actually downloading music?  If so, I’m jumping off the Apple bandwagon, if possible.  Great move in theory, not in reality though!

What should Apple do?  I’ve got 7 CDs that are not on Apple Music or iTunes, put EVERYTHING on Apple Music & iTunes.  They’re either out of print or the group didn’t become popular enough for Apple to acknowledge them?  From now on I guess it will have to be from Apple or CD for any other player.

When my iPod dies, I’m thinking about sending it in for the 128 GB iPod Touch & switching to a different player & using Kim’s 1st generation iPhone for it, no the number will not be activated!

Toronto Blue Jays preseason ends on Tuesday after 4 televised games starting tomorrow.  A day off on Wednesday, then the regular season starts on Thursday!  Very young team, this season will likely be full of “growing pains”

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres         

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I fell asleep to many albums, Brewster continually jumped off of the bed throughout the night. “Them Crooked Vultures”, “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”, & “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

There are 2 or 3 more that I can’t remember. I didn’t sleep much & Kim slept less. Brewster’s fine, he’s sleeping of course!

I exercised to “Coheed & Cambria” ½ of the album “The Colour Before the Sun”, “Queens of the Stone Age” the entire album “Songs for the Deaf”, then ½ of “Candlebox” “Love Stories & Other Musings”

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I get very nervous when I have a headache. Sunday, February 3rd 2008 was the most painful headache I’ve ever had & it was on the back, near my neck at the bottom of my skull. Then on that Tuesday I was rushed to the hospital & diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

I had a mild headache Tuesday night & it was still there Wednesday morning. I was freaking out to myself. Kim gave me some Tylenol & it went away. Normal mild headache by my forehead. I was nervous until it quickly went away after the Tylenol.

I guess The Tragically Hip will be in Regina August 20th at The Capital.

I turned this on yesterday. I miss these guys. We played at least 3 shows with them when they toured across Canada, from Ontario. I really like the 2 albums I have of their’s. Too bad they broke up after 2 albums & a crap load of touring. I was pulling for them to make it big. Really good guys & a really good live band!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

I’d go to this but they’re only hitting Toronto on this tour?

http://theprettyreckless.com/

Consequence of Sounds Gerber & Gerber review of “Sausage Party”. The first R-Rated animated movie featuring Seth Rogen.

Anthrax will preform on Seth Myers late night talk show!

http://loudwire.com/anthrax-late-night-with-seth-meyers/

Great, another gender switch in a reboot of a movie we’ve seen? Because we need more of those?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/rihanna-joins-all-female-cast-for-oceans-eleven-offshoot-w433855

I’m Canadian so the election doesn’t mean much to me. They’ve got their guns to protect themselves against EVERYTHING………………there may have been a MOUNTAIN of sarcasm there!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/hillary-clinton-slams-trumps-casual-inciting-of-violence-w433815

How many of these 100 albums from the ’90s do you own? I own 25 & this is one of them below. I’m Canadian, lot’s of my ’90s music is Canadian groups that aren’t on this list.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-nineties-20110427/counting-crows-august-and-everything-after-20110516

Example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Released in 1992

Released in 1996

Released in 1998

Charles Manson brought the 1960s to a halt in August of 1969.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/charlie-on-demand-10-things-to-read-watch-and-hear-on-charles-manson-w433351

The Daily Show

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-trevor-noah-discuss-zika-virus-olympics-sh-tshow-w433753

Green Day give details on new album & have released a single.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-revolution-radio-album-details-bang-bang-lyric-video/

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THE MEAT SWEATS

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle! These are 1 song from each album. These are the popular songs that you might have heard? Paramore isn’t extremely popular, I didn’t want to leave anyone in the dark.

I know I’ve had the meat sweats before but Thursday evening was terribly uncomfortable. Kim wanted to stay in & not really do anything for her birthday. So we watched TV & ordered from Boston Pizza. I had the bacon double cheese burger & started sweating profusely half way through the burger. I eat healthy usually but on special occasions or if we go out (which is rare) I make it count. I don’t think a diet is logical. Eat healthy, binge on occasion, & just keep in mind what you eat without going overboard, & exercise for 15-90 minutes a day. At least that’s what I do! Could be wrong but I’m not giving up any food long term. I’ll eat a burger again, just not in the near future.

If the Blue Jays win tonight with David Price starting, Saturday evening/game 7 should be less stressful with Marcus Stroman pitching. David Price is likely among the top 3 pitchers in the game, but he hasn’t had much success in the playoffs. Marcus Stroman may be young (24 or 25) but he is the best pitcher the Blue Jays have at the moment, that’s why I think tonight will be more stressful than Saturday. If they lose tonight, at least it’s been a fun ride for Blue Jay fans & the bandwagon jumpers!

“Head of the Herd” was the opener on tour with Finger Eleven. They were tight as far as a decent band goes, just not my thing. There’s 3 albums on iTunes. Most recent was released in September.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/birds-on-the-roof-deluxe/id1024184864

25 years ago Thursday “Pearl Jam” took to the stage for the first time.

http://diffuser.fm/25-years-ago-pearl-jam-take-the-stage-for-the-first-time-ever/?fblw

“Back to the Future II” on Jimmy Kimmel

Bjork is still around? Can she sell 2000 copies of this rarity? I believe this was as close as she got to the main stream?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/10/bjork-announces-limited-edition-vulnicura-live-album/

I was thinking a LOT about suicide when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center. NOT ANYMORE!! I’ve realized how selfish it could be & how it would affect everyone else. At the time I was thinking I didn’t have anything to offer to the world, & I was only thinking of myself. I’m here & I have no plans on leaving anytime soon. I was in a bad place mentally at the time, for myself & everybody else in my life. Now I’m on anti-depressants & anti-psychotics, to this day. 2 videos inside the link!

http://loudwire.com/blink-182-travis-barker-offered-friends-million-dollars-kill-him-plane-crash/

Sorry, this was the “Depeche Mode” song “Finger Eleven” covered on their 2nd album “The Greyest of Blue Skies”

I remember leaving work at the Staples Call Center to sing a few songs at The Exchange for my brother who was basically in a week long “Rock Band Camp” at Long & McQuade. He wanted me to sing 2 Finger Eleven songs. Family & friends come first for me if I can help do anything!

“Finger Eleven” is or was my brother’s go to band, which rubbed off on me a bit. My band is “Foo Fighters” that rubbed off on him a bit. The first band we were both really into & still are is “I Mother Earth”. We of course got into them on the ’96 album “Scenery & Fish” at first, in the kitchen doing the dishes blasting the CD as our Mother would yell at us from the living room “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!!!!” You win mom. Wait she’s bopping her head to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” now is what I hear from Dad?

How do I know “Rush” isn’t on tour at the moment? Geddy Lee was interviewed earlier this week in his season ticket seat during the playoffs for the Blue Jays!

We played with a band from Ontario a few times that were touring across Canada, each time they would play a show with our band “Chemical Horizon”. I think we played 3 shows with them? When I was diagnosed with cancer they were either passing through town on tour or going home to Ontario. I know they had plans to tour across Europe. Don’t know if they made it there? We all liked them, heck their 2 albums are on my iPod. They never got signed by a label & eventually broke up. Really nice guys, that made really good music! “Flatlined”, if they didn’t get signed I knew we wouldn’t. I looked at it as just a hobby anyways, I had no intention of signing to a label. If it happened, GREAT! If it didn’t, that was fine too.

This is the only song/video they have on good ol’ www.youtube.com

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

Too Funny. Hahahahaha! Every hit song in 4 chords. It’s all over facebook. LANGUAGE!!!

New “Anthrax” song!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-anthraxs-fast-thrashy-frantic-new-song-evil-twin-20151023 No album yet, just the single.

Opeth fans unite, box set on the way

http://www.omerch.eu/shop/musicfornations/proddetail.php?prod=MFN_Opeth_ddCD&cat=4183

Stone Sour drummer with drum camera. At first I felt compelled to rap the “Ninja Rap”, then the beat changed!

There are two Big Wrecks. First incarnation of Big Wreck were 4 guys that dropped out of the Berkley School of Music to form Big Wreck. Ian Thornley was the only Canadian at the time. They released the first 2 albums between their debut in ’97-their breakup in 2002 with their second album “The Pleasure & The Greed” released in 2001.

Then came the age of “Thornley” for a decade, a rather unstable line up that released 2 albums in 10 years. The first album was fun to play along with!

“Thornley” was an all Canadian group.

Then Big Wreck came back with different members. All Canadian other than the return of the original 2nd guitar player who’s American. In 2012 they released the album “Albatross” then “Ghosts” in 2014

The only constant thing throughout all of this has been the singer/song writer/lead guitarist Ian Fletcher Thornley, who has a solo album being released on Friday, October 30th. More of an acoustic sound along with other soothing instruments.

Songs I like, “Sugar Ray” had to skip a few. I only have one album. They were big in the ’90s. Honestly, I haven’t listen to this since I was in University, in the fall semester of ’98 & the year of ’99.

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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

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Chris

FLATLINED

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

 

Stabbing at the Cornwall Center downtown mall in Regina.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1273701/reports-of-stabbing-incident-at-cornwall-centre/

 

Little bit of music news to start the day. “Big Wreck’s” new album will be released in Canada June 10th, July 15th for the USA. I plan on purchasing the actual CDs until they become a household name at least in North America.

 

Tomorrow “In Flames” will release the cover artwork for their release this year, on www.inflames.com ! Usually I need to hear something recorded first by a band, not the case with these guys or a at least 50% of the bands I’ve seen.

 

AC/DC is NOT breaking up, despite rumours from the band yesterday. Here I was thinking “YIPEE”, no more “I’ll ride the E string on bass and harmonize up top since I don’t own a 5 string bass”. I know that TONS of people like them and that’s fine. Early “Rush” and any “AC/DC” are among the reasons I don’t listen to “104.9 The Wolf Regina’s Rock Station”

http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/acdc-wont-break-up-despite-band-members-debilitating-illness/

 

Flatlined, 2 albums on iTunes. Very good guys who quit music when Wes, the lead singer went back to school. Not slagging him in the least. We got to play 3 shows with them. One of the benefits of being in a band, you get to meet and here other bands that nobody knows of. They even came to see me in the hospital when I first got sick. Mitch also gave them our parents basement to sleep in while on tour across Canada.

 

There’s another metal group called “Flatlined” on iTunes, so beware non-metal fans. You’ll want to check out “Guilty of…” and “Deaf Leading the Blind” on iTunes. I’m pretty sure that’s all they released. They’re from St. Catherines, Ontario. They had our “Chemical Horizon” album being played on the radio in Ontario. Their bass players name is Chris Fraser, that’s why I added my middle initial to my name on facebook. Some of his friends in Ontario kept sending me “friend requests” on facebook.

 

You’ll want to preview they’re stuff on iTunes. Not metal, just very good!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8k5cV5-f4Y This is the only song on www.youtube.com

Unless you would like to hear them on the same song live. They can pull it off live as well.

 

 

What happens here during the day? I have my breakfast of fruit and sometimes 0% yogurt, then I do 100 crunches, 30 leg lifts on my back, flexing my abs underneath my keg. Get on my stomach, hands and knees to do yoga, followed by as many push ups (20 today) from my hands and feet. Come in here and write a blog. Then watch TV or movies. Sometimes do more push ups and crunches. Then I practice walking, up and down stairs or ride the exercise bike when Kim gets home from work. On random days, once a week I play cribbage with my mother or we drive out to the lake to see how much snow or ice is left. That’s my day!

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bully http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682181/?ref_=nv_sr_2

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

FLATLINED & STILLSEED

Monday, November 11th

 

First take a moment Canadians to remember what the veterans did for us as well as the innocent people who were killed in the war! My great Uncle who was in the war.

http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/2755:norton-james/?fb_action_ids=10153326243805405&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B445673828874755%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

 

Yeah, the Saskatchewan Roughriders won yesterday against the B.C. Lions in the western semi-final!  Calgary Stampeders are next!  If the Riders play like they did yesterday, they won’t win on Sunday!  The game yesterday was far too close, either team could have won.  It should have been a blowout by either team and then they might win in Calgary, we’ll see on Sunday I guess. I fear the Stampeders will win.  Did I really watch 7 western all-stars from the Roughriders yesterday?  Including Darian Durant (QB), Kory Sheets (RB), Weston Dressler (WR) among others from the Riders?  If that’s an all-star team, it’s not really as good as it should be!  Rider fans I’ve watched you all terr up your 50/50 tickets and throw them up in the air when the number is announced and you don’t win.  ENOUGH!  Who cleans up the cups, beer cans, confetti and the ripped up 50/50 tickets after the game?  VOLUNTERS!  Not paid employees of Mosaic Stadium, VOLUNTERS.  Keep your tickets in your pocket and throw them in the garbage or recycling bin as you leave the stadium, actually take all of your waste products with you after the game and dispose of it in whichever bin it should go in!

 

Flatlined and Stillseed.  Both groups have parted ways.  Both have albums on iTunes.  Stillseed was a local band we played many shows with, and loved their 7 song EP that’s on iTunes.  FYI-The Stillseed album is very heavy rock music and very addictive.  Now Mitch, J.D., Dustin, Shayne and Chris are in a band called Room 333, the room I was in in the Pasqua hospital for over a year.  They’re in the process of recording their 2nd album.  J.D. and Dustin are brothers and former members of Stillseed. Awesome music for me!  Nick has a great voice, he was the lead singer for Stillseed and is now a paramedic who picked me up once when I was in the WRC to get a feeding tube or something changed at a hospital.

 

Flatlined is a band from Ontario that we’d play shows with whenever they would tour across Canada, 4 times I think.  I remember them showing up at the hospital when I got cancer.  It was very unexpected!  Thanks! 

 

Here’s how Stillseed likes to joke around, great guys all around!

http://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/2755:norton-james/?fb_action_ids=10153326243805405&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B445673828874755%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

 

Here’s Flatlined from Ontario.  The title song from their 2nd album!  Good guys also!  Wes has an awesome voice as well!  Not a metal band, don’t worry!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8k5cV5-f4Y

 

 

This is just a hilarious link about the differences between Canada & America!

“Stronger beer” song. http://safeshare.tv/w/PKYPTOarUx

 

“There’s always someone else having a worse day than you or I”

 

“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes” I learned this the hard way, but I learned it!

 

“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You’ve just got to get their” Today has not been a terrible day.

 

“You’re not perfect so don’t try to be. Just be happy with yourself and everything else will fall into place”

 

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

 

“Apologize for your mistakes and learn something from them”

 

Bye,

“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher

 

chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook