WEEKEND UPDATE/HARRY CONNICK JR.

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Music throughout the weekend.

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Alter Bridge.

 

Friday, Kim picked up my prescription sun glasses on her way home!  No squinting for the first half of a Rider game or any road trips!

My toe feels much better as of Saturday afternoon, at the moment I don’t see a problem doing my exercises this week, unless I do something stupid to it this weekend (which is always a possibility!)

Saturday I slept in like I was on a mission.  I had breakfast for lunch, & made my veggie juice for the week.  Saturday night Kim had to do some work from home & told me I could watch a movie she’s not interested in seeing.  Hello “Venom”!

What a FANTASTIC movie.  He’s a Marvel Comics villain but is not included in the current Marvel Comic Universe aka he has nothing to do with any of the Avengers or character movies.

Quiet Sunday here.  Kim’s doing work from home stuff for about an hour & a half more, then pick up a few groceries.  She helped me hard boil the eggs for the week in our instant cooker.  I usually use a pot of water on the stove top, this was my 2nd time with the instant/pressure cooker.  I think she’s done the laundry, just her stuff to put away, I put my stuff away last night.  We’re almost ready for the week.

My toe might only factor in with the constant pressure while doing pushups?  I guess I’ll find out on Tuesday.

New Harley Quinn movie in production?  They just introduced her character in the TV series “Gotham” I think?  Her name wasn’t mentioned but the character looked a lot like Harley Quinn from the comic books.

 

HARRY CONNICK JR.

A jazz musician out of New Orleans.  Plays piano & sings, I’m guessing he can play multiple instruments?  He was born in 1967.  He’s won 3 Grammy awards & 2 Emmy awards for his role on ‘Will & Grace’, the original series, not the reboot.  He has also appeared in a handful of movies over the years.  He also has or had a daytime talk show.  I watched a few episodes, it was decent & a little different, I don’t watch it now & I’m not sure if it’s still on the air?

 

1990   WE ARE IN LOVE

 

1994   SHE

 

1999   COME BY ME

 

2009   YOUR SONGS (COVER SONGS)

I have these albums & his 3 Christmas/Holiday albums.  One which has my favourite original Christmas song on it.

 

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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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PHYSIOTHERAPY & SUPER HEROES

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Yep, I had my 2nd physiotherapy session in 3 weeks last night.  He basically gave me a few more stretches to add to the ones he gave me the first time.  Nothing too strenuous.  I was actually doing more of some of the older ones, & totally forgot about 2 older ones.  I moved the papers he gave me so I’d remember them!  They helped quite a bit this morning.  My sciatic nerve pain is slowly going away!

When I go to almost any treatment, even in the hospital, I try/tried to keep things up beat.  Kim takes the brunt of it.  Needles don’t bother me one bit.  When I have a blood test before a cat-scan & whoever is taking my blood, pulls out the needle, I ask Kim “Would you just hold me please?”  Doesn’t work at all, but the 3 of us are always laughing.

When I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center, I think there was a small opening on my chest by my collarbone?  There was a black goo coming out of it.  Kim got one of my nurses to check it out.  It was dead/rotten blood.  It didn’t hurt, I just thought it was cool.  When I said that, only I laughed.  I love it when a joke bombs & there’s an awkward silence!  Do I laugh, encourage him, is he done?

Life changed instantly for myself & a TON of other people.  What did Kim & I do?  With a lot of support we just addressed what we needed to!  It took me longer obviously.  I don’t necessarily like where I’m at personally.  At least I’m alive to work on things!

 

I fell asleep to “Taylor Swift” the album “1989”, woke up early listened to “Sum 41” the album

“13 Voices”, then “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “….like clockwork”

I exercised to “Iommi” the album you can’t find anywhere which I bought the day it was released.  Each song has a different singer on it.  Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Ozzy, Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), etc.

 

I get it.  Superhero movies & TV series are everywhere.  You’ve got “The Avengers” & all of the spinoff movies.  Now we have “The Justice League” along with other spinoffs.  “The X-men” movies, “Star Trek” movies, the revitalized “Star Wars” franchise with new spinoffs.  As for TV we got “Supergirl”, “The Flash”, “Gotham” & “Arrow”.  I like the majority of them, I totally see the reasoning of others who don’t like them.  It’s a lot of stuff people aren’t into, so your hands are tied if you want to watch a movie.  Whatever other movie you choose to see had better be mind-blowingly AWESOME!  Since you probably don’t have a variety of movies to choose from?

Kim’s not really a fan either.  She doesn’t mind the “Marvel”/”Avenger” movies though.  I’m all in for the “Marvel”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars” movies.  Along with “Supergirl”, “Gotham”, & “The Flash” TV series.  I’m good but I know others that are not on the wagon for this stuff.

Am I a Star Wars fan?  BIGTIME!  Ever since I watched the original trilogy as a kid with my dad.  I’m not a huge Star Wars buff, but I know enough to watch any Star Wars movie & know which one it is.  I just like these movies & TV shows.  “Arrow”, “The X-men”, & “Star Trek” I’m not into though.

 

20 AWESOME moments at the Grammy Awards

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/20-most-awesomely-retro-moments-in-grammy-history-20140122

 

Barenaked Ladies in the studio!

 

Rock tours this summer

 

What eleven will look like in season 2 of “Stranger Things”

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/heres-eleven-will-look-like-stranger-things-season-2-1970592?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9-feb-2017-09-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi

http://www.nme.com/news/film/disney-boss-bob-iger-views-early-cut-star-wars-last-jedi-1970603?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9-feb-2017-09-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

5 years ago this was filmed

 

Metallica has an annual day with baseball’s San Francisco Giants?

http://loudwire.com/fifth-annual-metallica-night-san-francisco-giants-announced/

 

Aretha Franklin is retiring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/aretha-franklin-announces-retirement-final-album-w465986

 

Stone Temple Pilots covered by Trio of Oz.  Cool jazz cover of a rock song!!!

 

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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

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the entire new album “Sorceress” followed most of “Nothing but Thieves”

 

I exercised to”Alter Bridge” the new album “The Last Hero”

 

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I’m OK.  I got VERY lucky & survived cancer.  Now all of this exercise I do is to try to survive surviving cancer.  Do I want to be in a wheelchair forever?  No.  Only I can fix that.  Everyone’s support & help is greatly appreciated!  I can’t just say to someone “Hey, would you take over my exercises today?”  When I was in a coma, or just not with it at all.  I would dream that I could just pass everything over to Kim for a day or 2.  How wrong was I?!?!  I’m sure if I had asked & it was possible she would have one so in a heartbeat.  Unfortunately that’s not how things work.  I still question a few things about my cancer such as “Why was it me?” & “Was God testing me, or was the Devil trying to kill me?”  I’m pretty sure both of those questions will remain unanswered for a very long time.

I did my exercises & burned off some of the thanksgiving supper.  I really didn’t want to do them, but I could hear my exercise mat judging me a few feet away.

I burn the candle from both ends.  My exercises Monday–Friday seem to be taking longer, which means after I finish one of these I do stuff around the house, then hit the couch closer to 4:00 pm.  Kim & I have supper, then watch TV like it’s going “out of style”.  I watched a marathon of TV Monday night.   Next week there’s another ½ hour sitcom, then the week after that I’ll check out another ½ hour sitcom.  Monday nights are packed with TV shows.  I had to just stop preordering music from iTunes as well.  It seems like the calendar flipped to October & everybody got together & said “Hey, let’s pack all of the TV shows into Monday & a butt load of music releases in before the end of the year”

It feels like sensory overload right now!  These are the shows I record/try to watch on a Monday.  Every evening Kim & I watch “Ellen” as soon as Kim walks through the door, I’ll watch “Jimmy Fallon” & “Conan” the next day if I have time or save them for later on in the week.

 

“Kevin can wait”

“The Big Bang Theory”

“Supergirl”

“Scorpion”

“Gotham”

And coming up……………..

“The Odd Couple”

“Man with a Plan”

I wish everything was spread out evenly over the course of the week.  It’s almost stressful Monday nights.  We record “Dancing with the Stars” for Kim as well.  Thank goodness every week day isn’t like this.

 

Come November 18th I’ll have to stop buying music.  I have “Highly Suspect” on preorder & no more preorders from here on out.  Kim said stop so I will.  No Metallica or Bruno Mars until Kim gives me the OK.  I’m assuming there will be more releases but I’ll listen to them on our Apple Music account aka Satellite Radio x 1000 along with Metallica & Bruno Mars.  I’m terrible with money.

 

I know for sure that “Into Eternity” has recorded an album.  They also signed with a different label which could be holding back the release since they finished it in the summer of 2015.

 

Metallica & Bruno Mars, & whatever else is released, I’ll have to wait for despite a November 18th release date.

 

Big Wreck shared it…

 

There’s a Podcast inside this link with singer Vicky from “The Agonist”.  I did find some time to listen to part of the newest album on Monday.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2016/10/10/vicky-psarakis-agonist-metalsucks-podcast-166/

 

I’m not American or political at all, but I’m worried that Trump has made it this far.  I don’t care what the polls say, this election is still a “50/50” race.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/robert-de-niro-says-donald-trump-must-be-crushed/419355?utm_campaign=nme-11-oct-11-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

I think Trump has poked the bear?

A HIGHLY under rated movie!!!^^^

 

New footage of Dave Grohl after joining Nirvana!!!!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/dave-grohl-first-nirvana-gig-video?utm_campaign=nme-11-oct-11-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

No, I’m good.  Why are there so many “reboots”/”remakes” of movies from the past.  I’m not going to like a remake if I didn’t like the story 30 years?  I saw the remake of “The Jungle Book”.  I didn’t like the cartoon movie as a kid & I did not enjoy the live remake of the same story I didn’t like as a child.  Now they’re doing a remake of “Aladdin”?  Don’t screw it up, actually do what you want with it, I’ll watch the Disney cartoon from the 1990s.

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/guy-ritchie-to-direct-aladdin-remake-for-disney/419334?utm_campaign=nme-11-oct-11-10-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New book regarding “Iggy Pop & The Stooges”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/see-iggy-pop-transform-into-stooges-leader-in-rare-photos-w443286/stooges-circa-1968-w443322

 

Soundgarden shared it…..

“Badmotorfinger” is my go to Soundgarden album!

 

I guess the Toronto Blue Jays move on to Cleveland for a best of 7 games series against the Indians.  I hope Charlie Sheen isn’t pitching for them?

 

 

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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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CONCERT VENUES

I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “La Gargola”

I exercised to “Megadeth” the new album released today “Dystopia”

This weeks exercise total is 110 push ups, 840 crunches, ½ hour of yoga, 120 squats, 800 meters of walking w/ Kim & my walker 200 one day, 600 Thursday (no rest periods), 40 leg lifts on my hands & knees also 40 on my back! As I look at that, even I’m impressed?!

The arena in Regina holds 7,129 for concerts (including the floor area). Saskatoon’s arena holds 15,195 (not including the floor) 2.5 hours north of Regina. Moose Jaw’s arena holds 5,000+ including the floor, 45 minutes west of Regina!

Motley Crue with opener Big Wreck went on tour last year & when they came to Saskatchewan they played in Moose Jaw. Why? I’m sure they could draw a much larger audience, go to Saskatoon if there is no event planned for that day? I’ve been to Saskatoon more than I care to count. Regina’s arena does not sound good with a musical act. We saw “Ed Sheeran” last year here in Regina. It’s him playing acoustic guitar & a digital foot pedal to fill out the “band”. The second he turned the foot pedal on the sound was VERY distorted in an awful way. The arena in Regina is well known for bad sound at a concert. Regina’s the Capital of Saskatchewan, but to see a big name act we either drive out of the Province to Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg or in the Province to Saskatoon, or now Moose Jaw. We have few smaller venues with capacity of 300-1000. I haven’t been to Moose Jaw’s arena, but the drive to Saskatoon is getting really old!

Lamb of God” shared it….

This could go 2 ways. People will watch it because of Marilyn Manson doing a guest appearance or they’ll get negative fast & boycott whatever he’s involved in? Any publicity is good publicity, at least people will talk about him & the show. Heck, I’m talking about him now, you’re welcome Eminem aka M & M! Anyone else craving peanuts & chocolate?

http://loudwire.com/marilyn-manson-guest-star-salem/

More “Making a Murderer” speculation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfp4rFuyt-Y

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Iggy Pop & Josh Homme make their debut on Stephen Colbert show. “Post Pop Depression”

http://www.nme.com/news/iggy-pop/90934

Did anyone watch “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” yesterday? I thought it would be characters from the DC comics like, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc. It was all Marvel characters that have been on “The Flash” or “Arrow”. I didn’t watch the entire show, I was expecting something different? As for comic series I only watch “The Flash” & “Gotham”. I really like “The Flash”

Post Pop Depression” out March 18th

I guess Nikki Sixx isn’t done with music yet? “Sixx A.M.” announce permanent drummer.

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-dustin-steinke-permanent-drummer/

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/macklemore-and-ryan-lewis-drop-black-lives-matter-inspired-white-privilege-ii-20160122

Billy Corgan about wrestling

http://www.nme.com/news/smashing-pumpkins/90944?utm_campaign=nme-daily-22nd-jan-22-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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“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