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

I exercised to “Gin Blossoms” their first 2 albums on shuffle.

Turns out Kim has today off, which means I get the day off to hang out with her!  These are the numbers for a 4 day week.  100 crunches, 100 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking ( not including short rest periods)

400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking in 4 days.  Monday-Friday. Sunday, Wednesday & Friday I wake up, see what Brewster needs, exercise, post a blog, have a shower, eat breakfast, then start my day, 30 minutes later it’s close to lunch time!

I was talking with Apple Support the other day, it was a lengthy call with some down time trying different things to fix the problem.  I told the woman that answered that I was in a wheelchair in the beginning, the call continued as normal.  She later asked why I was in a wheelchair.  I told her I had brain cancer in 2008 that put me in a wheelchair & that I had an eye patch.  She was a cancer survivor as well.  She had all of her reproductive organs removed due to cancer.  She said something to me that I found to be odd.  “My cancer was no wear near as intense as your’s” I replied with “Woah, any & every cancer is terrible.  I don’t think my cancer was any worse than your’s.  Any cancer is not a good thing.”

Unfortunately I can’t remember her name though.  She helped me with an issue involving my iTunes & all is well.  I thanked her for her patience with me & after 45 minutes – hour my problem was somewhat solved.






The first incarnation was Ian Thornley (Canadian) with 3 Americans who all 4 dropped out of The Berkley School of Music to for Big Wreck & released their 1st album in 1997.  The album (In Loving Memory of).

They released a 2nd album in 2001, (The Pleasure & The Greed) then “broke up”.


In 2012 they reunited, sort of.  4 Canadians & 1 American.  The original 2nd guitarist returned to the group.  Ian Thornley has always been the singer & 1st guitarist.  Since 2012 they have released 3 studio albums & 1 EP of live songs & a cover song.  They’re currently down to 4 members.  There was a 3rd guitarist who recently left the group to be with his family.

There’s a song from 2 of their recent studio albums & (The Cars) song they covered for the EP

They released the album (Grace Street) earlier this year in February.

I’ve seen Big Wreck at least 15 or more times.  Between 1999 and 2002 they’d come here about 3 or 4 times a year.  If they’re in Regina, you know where I am.  Way back in the day they’d end most concerts by inviting the opening band on stage to play an extended version of this tune, unfortunately they don’t do that anymore.


3 episodes of Trivium’s making of the album “The Sin & The Sentence”!  Album out October 20th.



Let me know what you’d like me to review?  This is just the albums I’ve bought this year that I enjoy.  I guess first of all, are you enjoying the album “reviews” & is there something I should hear?  If I don’t care for it or have never heard it before, don’t take it personally, I won’t bash the crap out of it, it’s just not for me.  All of that being said I have a long list of albums to review from this year & at least 3 more that I know are being released this year.





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

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

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

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Friday we stayed in & I watched the Toronto Blue Jays DEMOLISH the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 in the first game of a 3 game series in Baltimore! Saturday’s game, a loss, 4-2, same teams different pitchers, Sunday I’ll see what happens? Oddly enough Jose Bautista is injured & hasn’t played, yet the $20 million/year SS is back as of Saturday & they lost? This small sample screams dump Tulowitzki & Bautista at the end of July, the trade deadline. Even today they lost with their all-star SS. He’s not hitting like they expected yet. He’s really good defensively very sure handed. I hope he starts hitting soon or I’d be sending him off. If Jose Bautista & Edwin Encarnacion are going to be re-signed, I think it would have happened by now. The Blue Jays can see what the two guys are offered by other teams, & go on from their.

Saturday evening we met Corey, Jolene & Hannah at Fatburger. Yes, the restaurant is appropriately named. We came home & Kim picked a chick flick to rent with a very underwhelming end. I didn’t watch “The Sopranos” series but I heard that the finale was terrible & basically faded to black when a beat down looked as though it was going to happen. Whatever that movie was called, was very similar. Even Kim was sadly disappointed. “You picked the movie”. That’s all I said or else I’d be in deep doodie right now. Yeah, today Kim did some laundry & we both just sat on the couch, oh & I guess I did make a pitcher of blended fruit & vegetables today. Fairly quiet weekend here.

Third Ion news


I’m not a huge Red Hot Chili Peppers fan. I love the “Californication” & “By the Way” albums though!


The Tragically Hip’s final concert will air on CBC on August 20th!


I wonder why so many people hate the police? Maybe because this is what could happen during a shift at work? Nobody else has to deal with this at work?! I’d flip if I had to deal with this type of behaviour on a fairly regular basis or at all. LANGUAGE!!! Thank you for keeping us safe!

I’ve listened to Stitched Up Heart probably a dozen times now & it’s really good to my ears. They’re a female fronted vocalist band right on the edge of rock & metal. They dip their toes in both sides of the pool. She sings more than screams. If you like The Pretty Reckless or Halestorm, Stitched Up Heart is a bit heavier that that.

Batman v. Superman review & a SPOILER ALERT!!!

“HOLY SMOKER DOODLES BATMAN”-Robin. My two favourite high school rock bands going on tour together! I may have just peed a bit! LANGUAGE!!!!!

This year just became INCREDIBLE. Third Ion CD release show!! Jay & Silent Bob get old in Regina!! Our Lady Peace on tour with I Mother Earth!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Third Ion at The Exchange July 29th, Jay & Silent Bon get old, September 23rd at The Casino & Our Lady Peace on tour with I Mother Earth in October at the Casino. I usually don’t touch my computer on Saturday’s but I’m sure glad I did today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 rock & metal bands www.loudwire.com says we need to know about. I hope you found a band in this link that you like? I didn’t.


Billy Joel pays tribute to those affected by the Orlando shooting.


I still say this “Stairway to Heaven” trial is just about “jealousy” & money. If it isn’t why wasn’t this an issue earlier?


I love it when this guy does a song in 20 different styles!


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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


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres