I KNOW MY BODY & IT’S LIMITATIONS!  MY BACK IS FINE

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Reroute to Remain” followed by “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised to “Halestorm” the 3 Eps of cover songs on shuffle.

 

12 years of marriage flew by pretty fast, despite the 4.5 year pause.  I must be doing something right, she’s still here…………………….maybe it’s Brewster?  We started dating in April 4th 2002.  We went to Boston Pizza for lunch, she had lasagna I had a buffalo chicken sandwich.  We met at SIAST.  We were very casual friends from my start date of September 2001 until we started dating in 2002.

Woke up Monday at 7:00 am, came into the living room & turned on the lights.  Went to the kitchen & filled Brewster’s food & water bowls.  I thought to myself “Hey it’s pretty cool in here, with a window open & a small fan running all night!”  Then I looked at the thermostat.  Sad state of affairs when +25 Celcius feels cool to you!

As of Tuesday, the A/C is fixed.  No more ‘hot exercise’!  I’m the annoying person that can’t stand the heat!  If it’s hot outside it’s likely hotter in here if the A/C isn’t working, and I’m waiting for clouds & a polar vortex.

I know what my body can & can’t do & more.  My back was sore for quite a while because of the squats & my wheelchair cushion was over inflated or completely flat.  This wasn’t my first time at this rodeo.  Even in Wascana my occupational therapist had to re-inflate my seat.  I know the crunches weren’t the reason as much as I know the chemicals at work caused my cancer!  When someone tells me I can’t or shouldn’t do something that just makes me want to prove that person wrong!  But I’ll listen.  Thanks for the advice those of you who offered it!  I haven’t been planking yet, figure a week of crunches followed by a week of planking?

 

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

 

Rock & metal musicians playing with fire!

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-artists-playing-with-fire/

Take away all of the fire/pyrotechnics, the light show, & the fog machine or dry ice.  Is it still worth what you paid for it?  We all know that at the point of purchasing the ticket that other than the music, you didn’t know if the special effects would be there?

When I go to a show, I go for live music.  Honestly I couldn’t care less about the extra fluff!

 

10 awesome albums with awful art work!

http://loudwire.com/awesome-albums-awful-artwork/

 

June 30th I believe

 

Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

25 bad albums by 25 awesome bands.

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

Drummer Steven Adler on what it’s like being behind the drum kit with Guns n’ Roses

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-guns-n-roses-reunion-literally-second-dream-come-true/

 

34 years ago Metallica entered the studio to record the album “Kill ‘em All”

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

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it all Away”, followed by “Trivium” the album “Ascendency”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Pentatonix” their new EP of covers “Vol. IV”

YAY, multiple doctor appointments set for me.  MRI, Cancer clinic, “sedatives” for the MRI (I’m extremely claustrophobic), blood work, & hopefully a cortisone shot as well.  Pretty much routine stuff other than the MRI & cortisone shot.  I hope to breeze through all of this, & get back to exercising!

A bit of a mixed up day.  My regular doctor is having surgery & is off until May.  I need to get a prescription from him before then for my MRI.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Halestorm drummer, Arejay Hale, speaks about deceased Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-arejay-hale-layne-staley-freak-of-nature-amazing-talent/

 

I see no Tool album in the near future?  Tool is touring & then A Perfect Circle plans to tour & record.  There’s only so much singer Maynard James Keenan can do.  I assume his 3rd band (Puscifer) & his vineyard are taking a backseat at the moment?

http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/189126/707500?c=LNSM__LasVegas_APerfectCircle_fb_ss_040517

 

24 years ago Thursday, Tool released their first full length album “Undertow”.  Before that was a live EP and there has been 4 full length albums up to the 2006 release “10,000 Days”.  We are now on our 11th year of waiting for a follow up to “10,000 Days”.  As fans we’ve waited 3,747 + a few leap year days for a new release from Tool.  This means we have a few more decades to wait if the album is coming in “10,000 Days”!

http://loudwire.com/tool-undertow-anniversary/

 

Trivium’s Matt Heafy plays Radiohead cover on acoustic guitar

http://loudwire.com/matt-heafy-cover-radiohead-exit-music-for-a-film/

 

Sorry, just found a new band, & they are quite new.  They’re called “Halflives”, just thought I’d keep you posted.  1 album out next Friday, & 3 singles.  All available on iTunes.

They remind me of “Paramore”.  Fairly pop but just a bit heavier, at least that’s how I’d describe them.

 

I got “Pentatonix” & “The Watchmen” this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Both are FANTASTIC!!!!!!

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NICE TO BE BACK ON THE HORSE (SORT OF)

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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”, followed by “Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

I exercised to “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”

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When I was going my therapy, my hands/palms would get very sweaty, especially during my Occupational therapy.  When I would do something simple, my hands would shake & sweat terribly.  I didn’t have much strength at all.  I was doing my therapy putting plastic pipes together (more like the idea of using it as legos for fine motor skills).  I never want to drop anything, so my hands started sweating ASAP since I was so nervous.  Physio, occupational, & exercise therapy were all scheduled for 45 minutes to an hour each.  The vast majority of my therapy was 17 hours a week.  My therapists doubled me for quite a while.  It worked though!

They may not be the tremendous numbers they were before, but I could feel it on my abs this morning.  This with my exercise feels normal to me.  The last 4 ½ months just felt like I was absolutely useless, so this is a very welcome change.  I guess it has to do with not being so dependent on others.  Everyone has been really good about taking me to wherever, I just don’t like to be a “burden” to others.

There aren’t even many releases I’m holding out for?  Other than Pentatonix & Linkin Park, I only know for certain that there are a few albums coming from Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Sour & Royal Blood.  “In a galaxy far, far away” someone has a new Tool album?

The other 3 supposed arrivals have no new material out yet!

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Still, today, here, on Earth, WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/youtube-plans-policy-changes-after-lgbtq-video-controversy-w473033

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Before I forget.  No blog on Friday, morning televised spring training baseball.  April is right around the corner!!!!!!

DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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It’s a pain in the butt, literally.  I’ve been dealing with this nerve pain since mid-November, it’s been more of a nuisance until a week ago.  Right now it’s the worst pain that I can remember.  I can’t even stand up straight.  When I go to the washroom, the entire building gets a lesson on vocabulary, myself included “I said WHAT!!??  That doesn’t even make sense?”  I’m rarely on my computer, because it aggravates my nerve quite a bit.

This is an update to say I’m not great & you won’t hear from me much, if at all, until I’m better.

 

Remember this one hit wonder?  Halestorm did too!

 

I’ve been listening to a TON of music.  Mostly Big Wreck & The Ascot Royals who opened for them.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BIG WRECK

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I’ll have to gradually increase my exercise.  1000 crunches so 200 a day.  300 leg lifts, 60/day.  150 stretching pushups, 30/day.  200 calf raises, 40/day.  I haven’t done squats or pushups yet.  I would rather wait until my nerve pain is completely gone.  We walk, but only in our suite, my foot tingles if I’m standing for too long.  So at the moment we’ve hit pause on waking in the parkade.

I’m aiming for 500 squats, pushups, & leg lifts a week & 7000 crunches a week.  That’s only 1400 crunches a day.  I was doing 1500 a day, I’m sure 1400 isn’t out of the question.  I’ll have to increase everything gradually though.  I was walking 800 meters with my walker & Kim once a week, I’ll likely have to slowly increase that as well.  This nerve pain is almost gone, when it is I’ll get back to reality.

I fell asleep to “Ascot Royals” everything on their 2 albums.

I exercised to “Big Wreck” all of it on shuffle.

Yes, I saw “Ascot Royals” open for “Big Wreck” last night at the casino.  AWESOME show.  I started listening to “Ascot Royals” last week & they’re AWESOME live as well as recorded.

I’ve never came out of a “Big Wreck” concert disappointed.  They’re not hard rock or metal, just straight up rock music, same with “Ascot Royals”.  Dave & Liz came with my dad & I.  Yes, my dad & I will have to call each other if we’re meeting in public.  He’s seen Foo Fighters 3 times & Big Wreck twice & we both get T-Shirts.  Can’t be out in public wearing the same shirt……………fashion faux pas!

I think last night was my 12 or 15th time seeing Big Wreck?  Their 1st album was released in ’97 I was only 17 & underage to see them in a bar.  When I turned 19, they were here 3 or 4 times a year & I never missed a show.  They broke up in 2002 after recording their 2nd album.  They reunited in 2012, & have released a total of 5 studio albums & a live EP with a cover song.

If “Big Wreck” is in Regina, I’m there.

It was nice to see that I’m not the only person who disapproves of cell phones at a concert.  Lead singer, Ian Thornley, had 4 or 5 people in front of him, right at the stage.  They all had their smartphones with them taking selfies & videos.  Between songs he addressed them.  He basically said to please put their phones away because the band sees them & then they “act” instead of playing music for people.  “Do my pants make me look weird?  This side’s my better side.  Gotta smile for the camera, etc.”  I guess they missed the announcement before the show?  “Here’s a song pre-smart phone” is how he introduced the next tune from their first album released in 1997.  The fans put their phones away & everything was good.

You turn off your phone at a movie theater, you smoke outside everywhere.  Why is this cell phone thing so hard?  We were in the balcony & it wasn’t a problem up there.

 

It’s here “The Pretty Reckless” video for “Oh my God”

 

Don’t ask me why?  This song has been stuck in my head for quite a while?

 

60 minutes with Dave Grohl

 

10 songs about hell

http://loudwire.com/top-songs-about-hell/

Songs inside the link.

 

Elvis Costello talking about his charity & how it could affect him personally.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/elvis-costello-talks-personal-reasons-behind-new-alzheimers-psa-w465152

 

Kevin Smith is finally working on a “Jay & Silent Bob” movie!!!!!!!!!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/02/snootchie-bootchies-kevin-smith-confirms-work-on-new-jay-and-silent-bob-movie/

IT’S RATED R FOR A REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired…………to self-destruct”, woke up to pee & listened to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street”

I exercised to “In Flames” the album “Colony”

 

I did 200 crunches yesterday & 200 today.  My abs really hurt, how on earth was I doing 1500 a day with no pain?

Kim’ stomach is fine.  She’s trying to figure out what it is that bothers her for a day or 2 a week.  She doesn’t get sick, she just has an annoying stomach every now & then.  She’s exercising a bit as well.  She went for a ½ hour run on Sunday, in the exercise room here on the treadmill.

I’m doing some of my exercises, & still stretching my sciatic nerve mostly.  I’m doing a fraction of my crunches & some of my leg lifts.  My daily goal for crunches each day won’t be 1500, it will be a little bit less when I reach it, and 1300 is what I’ll build up to.  I gotta say that doing my exercises feels more normal for me.  Back into my routine a bit, it feels much better!

 

Ed Sheeran’s performing at the Brit Awards

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-to-perform-at-brit-awards-1968289?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-6th-feb-2017-06-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

The Agonist shared it again………………….

 

I have nothing good to say about Trump.  Now he’s ruined award shows.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/for-grammy-organizers-caution-and-fear-in-the-trump-era-w464782

 

Blink 182 on tour in the USA this spring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blink-182-announce-spring-us-tour-w465319

 

Well it’s official!  I have an addiction…………………to music.  The “Big Wreck” album “Grace Street” was released on Friday.  As of Monday evening I’ve listened to it 13 times on my iPod & likely 5-8 times through our stereo.  Another reason I don’t play my music on the stereo when Kim’s home!

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” this year……………….AWESOME!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/queens-stone-age-tease-new-material-studio-photos-1969208?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-feb-2017-07-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

What happens when you put Metallica in one hand, Lady Ga Ga in the other & then put those hands together?  I don’t know but we’ll all find out at the Grammy Awards.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-duet-lady-gaga-grammy-awards/

 

A Perfect Circle is going on tour from April 6 – May 7

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

 

I may be listening to Big Wreck quite a bit, but I try to listen to as much music as possible!  Alter Bridge, In Flames, The Pretty Reckless, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Ascot Royals, Our Lady Peace, The Agonist, Into Eternity, Portal, Lamb of God, Judah & the Lion, Diemonds, etc.  Like every Tool fan I’m waiting patiently for a new album.

 

A follow up to the 2006 release “10,000 Days” by Tool would be more than welcome.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres