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Friday night I went out to The Exchange, The Club side with my dad to see ‘Room 333’ play.  Good show, small venue for a full on hard rock act but it sounded good.  They have a 3 or 4 song EP coming out.  They do have an album on iTunes!  Seeing them live you also get to see drummer Chris Dimas playing drums like nobody else!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id1264904399

 

I love going to The Exchange to see bands, & people I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  That’s one of very few if not the only venue in town for original artists to play.  The last band I was in played there a lot & only 2 other venues that are now gone.  I do not miss hauling my guitar, amplifier, & speaker cabinet home at 2:30 am after playing for an hour though.  I’m old, I’d need a roadie now “I’m done, now get all of my gear home for me please, $20 OK?”  One of the last shows we played before I got sick was a benefit show for Telemiracle.  They raise money to help those in need of medical equipment.  They gave us $11,000 towards a wheelchair van for me that was $18,000.  It’s a full weekend of entertainment in Saskatoon or Regina for people to call in & donate to the cause.  I think we played 2 benefit shows, with all of the money going to Telemiracle.  I think the last concert I played was for Telemiracle, we hit the stage at 1:00 am.  Ugh, I liked playing to an audience but there were 16 people left at that time, including the bar staff & a sound guy.  The next day I go on to a post board to thank people for coming & I get a response of “Thanks, I was the guy on the left!”  I’ve played to 16 people & 500 people.  With the lights in my eyes it’s hard to tell who’s out there, might as well entertain whoever’s there.  Leave it all on the stage, then pack up your gear in the wee hours of the morning.

We were never rich or famous.  We just played what we wanted to hear.  No sense in having a hobby you don’t like!

 

My dad, uncle, & I made a trip to the north end of town to the Sobey’s liquor store today in the late afternoon, went back to my parents’ house to slap on some sun lotion & went to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Our season tickets are on the East side of the field.  We were sweating/dying for the first 3 quarters since the east side gets a lot of sun, especially when the game starts at 4:30 pm & it’s +31 Celcius which is 87.8 Fahrenheit.  By the fourth quarter the sun had gone down enough that we were in the shade & we won!  It was a very entertaining football game!

 

I checked out the price of 18 cans of beer they sell at the stadium for $9 a can, but if you buy it at a liquor store it work out to $25 for 18 cans which is roughly &1.39 a can.  It’s a HUGE increase for profit in the new stadium but I’ve only had 2 beer for $5 each at the old stadium since the washrooms weren’t very convenient.  Now they’re easily accessible but the beer is grossly overpriced.  No beer for this guy!  Today my uncle bought us each a needed cold beer though.  We got to our wheelchair section & I immediately grabbed a bottled water out of our bag I was incredibly hot.

 

My uncle & cousins flew home today, & Kim gets home today as well.  Kim & her sister drove home by Prince Albert to help their aunt get settled into her new house.  She moved from Prince George in B.C. to be closer to family.  Her husband passed away from 2 heart attacks & I think cancer, while I was in the hospital.  I liked him very cool guy!

 

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Nothing was mentioned about this earlier.  “Slayer” playing ‘Raining Blood’ on Jimmy Fallon!  WOW, I didn’t see that coming!  This was on the evening of Thursday, July 27.

 

I have issues with 99% of what Gene Simmons says.  The music industry isn’t dead.  Maybe KISS is just not as popular as they were in 70s & 80s?

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-music-business-dead-because-fans-wont-pay-music/   Money’s great!  But it’s not everything Gene!

 

Alter Bridge live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And the “Making a Murderer” plot thickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/averys-lawyer-offers-10000-in-proof-of-guilt-challenge-w494834

 

Blue Jays are playing 3 games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  After the 4 game winning streak against the Oakland Athletics I hope nobody got a false sense of them making the playoffs.  They still have 7 teams ahead of them for the second wild card spot.  Oakland came into Toronto with the exact same win-loss record as Toronto.  It’s nice to see a winning streak, but the 4 game winning streak didn’t really do anything for them.

By Tuesday I hope this team looks different!  Monday at noon Eastern Time is the trade deadline.  If possible I hope they get a pile of young prospects & a few younger current players.  If they’re able to dump 3 or 4 players that means they could take $60M or $80M off the payroll of old under preforming veterans.  There 6 players they have now that I wouldn’t even consider trading, 3 of them are in the minor league system.  From what I hear they’re keeping the old players with HUGE contracts & loading up the minor league teams with really good prospects if possible.  This won’t be like the trade deadline of 2015.  They won’t be a playoff contender until the 2019 season at the earliest.

 

Stephen Colbert’s political monologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Massive fire at EDM festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/massive-fire-forces-evacuation-at-barcelona-edm-festival-w494919

 

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

Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALL ABOUT KIM

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the new album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

 

Only 4 days, Kim took the day off, so did I!

160 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, some yoga.  Numbers stayed the same this week.  100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 20 back flexes, 40 pushups, 5 minutes of planking & random amounts of yoga first thing every day!

Why am I still alive after stage 4 brain cancer?  Family, friends but mostly Kim.  She’s been my rock/island whatever Simon & Garfunkel were singing about?

I would have literally died.  She learned how to administer my TPN (food & water IV).  She did that, so we could go to the lake, sleep at home, go out to a few concerts, etc.  She came to every appointment with me!  She’d push my wheelchair until I was strong enough to do it myself, she would give me my pills at night or get a nurse to do so when I was too weak to push my call button.  She argued with the hospitals to sleep on a cot beside my bed at each hospital I was in, & would write updates on how I was doing in a Facebook group of 500 people!  She was truly “The Nurse Who Loved Me”

Would I change anything?  Maybe the cancer part of my life or my attitude towards the end of it all, but nothing else comes to mind.

I asked Kim if she’d like to go see “Wonder Woman” in the theater.  She said “Why do we need to go to the theater?  I’m right here!”  Well played Kim, well played!

Routine annual cancer check up at the cancer center.  Saw the doctor that routinely tells me to lose weight.  Instead of just calling me fat once this year, she told me 3 times that I should “lose weight”.  After the appointment we went out for lunch, I had fish tacos, I think they’re my new favourite food!  I hope it’s relatively healthy?  It’s not like I eat much unhealthy food or drink heavily, oh well,

 

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

Highly Suspect shared their video…..

 

Didn’t take him long to realize he was totally wrong!

 

This won’t end well?  Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour vocals) vs. (Chad Kroeger Nickelback vocals).  All I have to say is, “Nickelback is diverse?  What did I miss?”  No doubt they’re doing well for themselves.  When you listen to Nickelback, AC/DC, or Motorhead, you know what you’re getting, I’m always up for some Motorhead!

 

It’s only June 23rd & it’s been a great year in music for me.  Big Wreck, The Watchmen, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, Ascot Royals, Paramore, Royal Blood, & these 4 albums yet to be released but I have them preordered!  I’ll have these by the end of September!  Most recent concert was Big Wreck w/ Ascot Royals opening.  FANTASTIC SHOW!

 

 

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

Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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Friday finished with me coaching the Jays on TV & then the Roughriders.  Both lost.  I’m either a terrible coach or I’m not shouting loud enough?!

Fairly quiet Father’s Day.  We celebrated Father’s Day on Saturday at my parents’ house.  My brother BBQd steaks for 11 of us. Mitch, Rachel, my parents, grandparents, my aunt & uncle, my aunt’s parents, us, & my aunt’s friend Lori.  Lori’s a part of the family & has been for as long as I can remember.  Saturday I woke up around 9:00 am & had breakfast, watched the Toronto Blue Jays lose again! Finished emptying & re-loading the dishwasher & then it was off to my parents place.

Honestly a pretty regular life in a wheelchair.  I did scrape my left ankle on something here on Saturday.  I didn’t even notice until I crossed my legs with my ankle on my right knee.  Then I noticed mass amounts of blood on my knee & ankle.  Didn’t feel a thing, cleaned it up & carried on, more of a hassle than anything.  Rub a little dirt on it & forget about it!

Sundays here are quiet.  Baseball, couch, groceries, & preparing for the week ahead!

 

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Haha!  Michael Jackson mash up with Iron Maiden

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-the-trooper-michael-jackson-beat-it-mashup-best-of-youtube/

 

Dave Grohl’s daughter plays drums with Foo Fighters in Iceland in front of 20,000 people!

A couple of new Foo Fighters’ songs live.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 new songs?  There’s at least an EP on the way I would think?  That 2nd song I can’t say I’m big on.  Grohl likes to scream though, but REALLY, with an acoustic guitar, piano, & drums?

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-new-song-lah-di-da-live/

Foo Fighters’ albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-new-song-lah-di-da-live/#photogallery-1=9

 

Ronnie James Dio’s widow slams Gene Simmons as he tries to trademark metal horns symbol.  It’s just as ridiculous as Taylor Swift trademarking the words “…+h!$ $!(k B3@+”

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/06/ronnie-james-dios-wife-slams-gene-simmons-disgusting-attempt-to-trademark-the-devils-horns-gesture/

I like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album, then she did something incredibly ridiculous!

 

Anyone interested in some Metallica figurines?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-funko-pop-vinyl-figures-august/

 

Pitch Perfect 3 in December!!!!!!!!!!! 1 & 2 were HILARIOUS!  This will be the final Pitch Perfect movie.

 

Sure, because we all want our favourite band to continue re-hashing the first album they made…….NOT!  BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/bands-sound-nothing-like-first-album/

In Flames took a lot of heat on social media of fans saying this album wasn’t heavy enough.  I had no problem with it

 

I rarely listen to the radio.  We had some errands to do.  Kim runs into where ever we are & I flip through the 3 stations I can tolerate.  I usually can’t find anything I like but on Saturday afternoon & again in the evening I heard these 4 songs & turned it up!!!

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

People look at you weird if you’re head banging inside a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store, with the radio turned up LOUD!  I assume it’s because the vehicle is shaking?

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

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Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday evening I watched the Blue Jays win against Detroit, Riders lost to Edmonton Eskimos, that was my evening. Kim went to bed after the baseball game. She wanted to watch something else instead of a football game. I told her I could watch the game in our bedroom, but she falls asleep very quick.

Saturday was more of the same, went out in the evening for a few things needed for Sunday & watched a movie on Netflix. Quiet weekend!

Sunday this is our beginning of a few rather busy days, stuff to do & the coputron isn’t one of them! Baseball today, then the all star break for 4 or 5 days. Mid-summer break for baseball players, busy times for Kim & I. I’m fine, just doctor appointments & such.

Videos of the week by www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/battle-royale-sum-41-gemini-syndrome-skillet-top-video-countdown-debuts/

As much as I like the “Stitched Up Heart” song, the “Sum 41” video I find to be much better.

An article with Gene Simmons, Kiss bassist, regarding cell phones at concerts.

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-opinon-disabling-cell-phones-concerts/

I say either learn the new age of concert etiquette, or leave your phone in your vehicle. Before every movie in a theater you’re told to turn off your phone. I think any live show should have the same disclaimer before it, concert, movie, musical, play, opera, etc.

Live shared it…

It would be cool to see, drummer Mike Portnoy, return to Dream Theater for a special event!

http://loudwire.com/mike-portnoy-invites-dream-theater-join-onstage-birthday-bash/

This & Californication are the only Red Hot Chili Peppers albums I listen to.

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-by-the-way-anniversary/

From the album Californication

Another article with Mark Tremonti.

http://www.examiner.com/article/guitarist-mark-tremonti-it-s-always-a-battle-and-it-s-always-tough

Red Hot Chili Pepper mistaken to be Metallica?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/red-hot-chili-peppers-mistaken-for-metallica-in-belarus-customs-gaffe-20160710#ixzz4E1csLlH7

There were 2 separate shootings in the USA last week, both by police officers. Before you flip out about the police shooting people, hear me out. This has nothing to do with race. If Americans gave up the right to carry a loaded weapon, or if these victims didn’t have them, there would be little to no reason for police to worry about these situations.

When you hear gun shots, everybody runs away, except the police. What do the police officers do? Run towards the gun shots!

Take guns away from “common people”, this crap might not happen?

The question I usually think of is why wasn’t this on the news so often in the ’80s or anytime before that? Did it not happen as often? If so what the @#&^% happened, why now?

There’s a video on this youtube channel which is not available in my region, a Daily Show with Trevor Noah?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWhs_6x42TyRM4Wstoq8HA

I’ll try to get it on the blog Facebook blog site? The police in Las Vegas admitted in 2011 that there was a problem so they changed the training methods and police shootings have dropped 36%, not perfect, but better.

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WHAT WOULD I DO?

I fell asleep to first “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”, woke up about 3 times, coughing fit in the middle of the night & switched it too “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I emptied the dish washer to “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Color Before The Sun”

LANGUAGE THAT I STILL DON’T HEAR???!!!!

After some procrastinating I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “Resolution”

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I just don’t like the idea of free music. Yes, I download torrents before I was sick. Then when I was able to leave the rehabilitation hospital for a few hours, Kim would take me to a store to purchase a couple of CDs. “Don’t you have this already as a torrent download?” she’d ask me. “Yes, I do but I just don’t feel right by not paying for it” was my response.

Now the majority of torrent sites are gone as is Napster which started this entire thing. So what would I do if I was a member of an upcoming group? Record the first successful album & put it everywhere, then tour like mad anywhere & everywhere. Record the 2nd album, keep it as hush hush as possible. Announce a tour, sell the CD only at the show. Once the tour is over, then put it on everything, streaming sites, iTunes, CD & Vinyl. From then on tour first, then release the album on the artist(s) website for $19, once the group is well known.

Why did you start playing in a band or singing as a solo artist? Because most of those people wanted to hear something a little different than what was out there or that’s just what they want to do for a living & not have a 9-5 job.

I haven’t thought this whole thing through yet. Somebody will upload the album to a site for everyone. I’m not a famous or unknown musician as it is. This is more than likely not going to work, but it’s all I’ve got off of the top of my head.

The Blue Jays won last night in San Francisco 4-0 terrible batting, AWESOME pitching by left handed starting pitcher J. A. Happ. He almost finished the game, just couldn’t get the last out of the game, but he did get the first 26 outs of the game with only a few hits allowed.

Jose Bautista is rumoured to have said he wants $217,000,000 over 7 years and Edwin Encarnacion is rumoured to have asked for $119,000,000 over 7 years. Both of their contracts are done at the end of the year. I say let them test the free agent market. They both had better start showing why they’re worth that much? At the moment I’d shave off $8,000,000 a year from what they want. A really good batting average is .300. Jose Bautista is currently hitting .207 with 6 home runs. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting . 306 with 6 home runs. The Blue Jays will show them the money when they start producing more! Before this afternoons game the Toronto Blue Jays are treading water with 18W-17L. I don’t know what’s wrong with them? Well I know their big problems are the bullpen/relief pitchers & their offense, I couldn’t tell you how to fix those problems though.

The Agonist are back in the studio already & recording vocals? AWESOME!

“Time to track some vocals!

33 years ago Wednesday, Metallica went into the studio to record their debut album “Kill ’em All”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-studio-record-kill-em-all-anniversary/

Way to kick them when they’re dead Gene.

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-prince-death-pathetic/

So now Sharon & Ozzy have split?

http://loudwire.com/sharon-osbourne-confirms-split-with-ozzy-osbourne/

Walk off the Earth shared it…….

…and Gene Simmons apologizes for the death remarks about Prince. Gene Simmons = Donald Trump?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/gene-simmons-apologizes-for-prince-death-remarks-20160510#ixzz48JHgzaE2

Crowd Control in NY for Megadeth

http://loudwire.com/crowd-control-megadeth-new-york-city/

SOME LANGUAGE!!

Mark Morton’s top 5 guitar albums (Guitarist from Lamb of God)

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-mark-morton-top-5-guitar-albums/

I’ve heard nothing but great things about this show that we don’t get on our cable package. I’d like to see it though. (The Newsroom)

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-jeff-daniels-revive-newsroom-anchor-to-talk-trump-hillary-20160511

(1 F-BOMB)

I’d really like to see the “Captain America: The Civil War” movie, but I still haven’t seen Batman vs. Superman”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/civil-war-writers-five-tips-on-how-to-make-a-great-superhero-movie-20160511

Video inside the link.

Wikipedia fact or fiction with Rob Zombie

http://loudwire.com/rob-zombie-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

If you’re in Europe, Mark Tremonti will be there on tour this year

https://fret12.com/activity/tremonti-tour-2016

Alter Bridge are in the final stage of recording vocals for the new album “From Elvis – Recording incredible vocals tonight with Myles Kennedy on the new Alter Bridge. This marks our 9th lead vocals with this epic monster of a song. This guy never ceases to blow me away!!!So good”

New video courtesy of Todd Bryanton

Muse on tour & shared this link

Now I’m off to watch the baseball game & possibly work out some more?

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LADIES, BASEBALL, & POP CULTURE!

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paul Simon” the album “Graceland” & “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle. Yet last night I fell asleep to “System of a Down” playing on my iPod?

My ying

And my yang

 

That makes 90 squats, 150 pushups, 15-20 minutes of yoga, & 420 crunches so far this week. Crunches & yoga are all in one day. Pushups & squats are three day totals, yet my T-Shirt still doesn’t fit that well?

 

Ladies, I’m going to tell you something about straight men. Some of us are extremely dumb, & I’m one of the dumbest ones. I need to be spoon fed everything “This is a song for all the fellas. Try to do what those ladies tell us….”

 

I’m so dumb I forgot the 2nd thing I was going to tell you!?

 

I got out of the shower this morning, brushed my teeth, got dressed & dropped my wedding ring under the bed. Took me a few minutes but I got it. I only take it off now when I shower. I used to take it off at work too for safety reasons.

 

President & C. E. O. of the Toronto Blue Jays, Mark Shapiro, finally broke his silence for a ½ hour interview on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown yesterday. He’s been labeled as the number 1 villain since arriving in Toronto in late August. I think the fans just needed some reassurance that he knows what is expected from him. I hope this satisfies other fans? I wasn’t stressing about it, & I hope other fans don’t from now on. He said he’s meeting with Jose Bautista at Bautista’s house early next week. He would like to find a way to sign both Bautista & Encarnacion, both have been there for quite a while. Both of their contracts end at the end of the 2016 season. That’s $40,000,000 right there, plus the $20,000,000 their paying newly acquired (at the trade deadline last year) short stop Troy Tulowitzki. I think he might run into payroll issues? He’s been allotted roughly $148,000,000 for the team, same payroll as last year. For me it’s a wait & see situation. I don’t run the organization, so I don’t need to worry about it. I’m a fan, I sit on the couch for 3 hours & watch a game, sports entertainment. They can’t hear my coaching that I shout at the TV.

What would make me happier? If someone would actually coach the team how to bunt. Something you learn in Little League. Stick your bat out, hold so you don’t break your fingers, & deaden the ball onto the ground. Pretty easy but not for the Blue Jays players? Heck I could teach that from my wheelchair! Everything else we can forget about, they’re major league players for a reason.

 

Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog

 

I’ve never heard of them. They have 6 albums on iTunes. Not something I’d buy or listen to. You might enjoy it though?

http://loudwire.com/bobaflex-a-spider-in-the-dark-exclusive-video-premiere/

 

25 most anticipated tours of 2016

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/the-25-most-anticipated-tours-of-2016/

Did any Canadian miss the Black Sabbath tour date in Calgary, ON.? Is there a Calgary in Ontario that I don’t know about? That’s a long trip from Edmonton, Alberta!

 

Even Gene Simmons gets star struck!

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-david-bowie-refused-stand-still-look-over-his-shoulder/

 

The 3rd Tremonti album, “Dust”, will be released in April, single will be out in March. 10 song album that was recorded while in the studio for “Cauterize”

 

First Lemmy Kilmister, then David Bowie, & now Alan Rickman?

The last 2 on the list have made the start of 2016 terrible!

 

TV interview with Dave Grohl LANGUAGE IS CENSORED!

 

Today is Dave Grohl’s 47th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. GROHL!!

 

Rival Sons” in Saskatoon Thursday, January 28th . I’ve never heard of them. Honestly this is considered a big deal to the venue in Saskatoon?

 

I guess “Nickleback” is in a lawsuit? This is the only song of their’s I’ll share, since I quite like this song.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-suing-lloyds-of-london/

 

54-40 is playing in Saskatoon on Saturday, January 23rd. That’s an old Canadian group. “Hootie & The Blowfish” covered “I go Blind” for the Friends soundtrack.

 

It sounds as though the FRIENDS reunion is a go! 2 hour show on NBC in February. Here are some bloopers!

http://tvline.com/2016/01/13/friends-reunion-cast-james-burrows-nbc-special/

 

Sounds like Metallica just wants to sue anyone for anything?

http://www.nme.com/news/metallica/90771?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-jan-14-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

More “Alter Bridge” news all over Facebook!

 

I guess “Mike and Molly” had to end sometime? I don’t watch it much, but I thought it would be on the air much longer?

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/mike-molly-officially-canceled-cbs-president-glenn-geller-172139188.html

 

A drummer lost his leg!? I’ve never heard of this group before, but I think I’m good for now.

http://loudwire.com/the-ghost-inside-andrew-tkaczyk-loses-right-leg/

 

Adele’s carpool karaoke with James Corden

 

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres