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I fell asleep to “Smashing Pumpkins” the album “Siamese Dream” followed by “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”
I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”
During breakfast I listened to “Headstones” the album “Teeth & Tissue”
Had my breakfast & immediately threw it up. Still feeling fine.
On to empty the dishwasher to “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”
All is fine, now I’ll hit the shower!
Yesterday was a wasted day, all of my bones & joints were really sore? I was fine Monday. Tuesday it was just unbearable though. Today was better, but still a little tender. I did half the amount of all of my exercises (just to be safe). I don’t want to have too many days where I’m not doing something, just makes it more difficult to ramp it up again.
When I went to bed Saturday night for some reason my legs just had a terrible ache. For a bit there I thought “How does a 38 year old have growing pains?” I don’t know what it was but I felt fine when I woke up. I guess it was a glimpse into the near future
I really don’t remember much/anything of 2008. Apparently I was in a world of pain when I was awake for an hour every day. My mother & Kim tell me it’s best that I don’t remember. The little I do remember is that radiation & MRIs suck if you’re extremely claustrophobic like I am. I can’t remember how long a session of radiation or the length of an MRI was but wow, so not for me. At least I came out of it well! Each time I went for an MRI they’d give me a bean bag to throw if something was wrong. I must have been the worst person to have an MRI done. Each time I would throw the bean bag because I was terrified, so the bean bag, idea worked once then they must have thought I was the boy that called wolf? It came to a point that I asked one of my nurses if she could just knock me out before I went into the MRI. The Benadryl didn’t work the last few times though. Heights & small spaces are 2 of my big phobias.
Ellen Degeneres is coming to Calgary for a Q & A. Kim & I would love to go, but somebody, me, is going to far too many concerts this year & we are attending a wedding in Manitoba. Also, if Kim’s not at work, she doesn’t get paid. She’s working under contract, no benefits, vacation pay, or sick leave. I was considering selling my tickets to one of them, but I don’t know if upgrading two tickets in the wheelchair section is possible? I also bought those tickets for the reason that I WANT to go to the concerts. I pulled all of the leaves off of our money tree with large portions of the branches too. I’m terrible with money, but I’m Scottish I should be cheap? Not with music though.
Summer of 1998 I became a fan of Pearl Jam. I bought the album “Yield” that was released in February of 1998. I had a summer job, installing air conditioning in a senior’s home with a Tinsmith & his son who was also going into engineering in September at the U of R. We’d start early at 5 am because the attic would get incredibly hot in the afternoon. Every morning & afternoon while driving to & from work I was listening to that Pearl Jam album, then I’d play it at home as I fell asleep for a nap. I went to a music store & bought the previous albums by Pearl Jam. I couldn’t get enough of them. “Yield” is one of my top 4 Pearl Jam albums, one of my go to Pearl Jam albums. I wouldn’t say that I’m a hardcore fan of PJ, but I do like Pearl Jam. I’ve seen them twice in Saskatoon in 2005 & 2011 while going through my rehab, even saw my physiotherapist at the 2011 show. The albums “Ten”, “VS”, “Vitalogy”, & “Yield” are my favourites of their HUGE catalogue………..
“Yield” SOME LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10 good guy Dave Grohl moments. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the video, there is an article also.
While we’re talking about Dave Grohl, let’s listen to this guy explaining how “Everlong” was written & recorded.
This makes it sound far more difficult than needed or how you can cut out a PILE of stuff & play it’s bare bones live, still works!
New “Queens of the Stone Age” video
I hope “Lamb of God” never let “Burn the Priest” see the light of day. That album is terrible. I had it, listened to it once & haven’t heard it since. They used to be called “Burn the Priest” & released one album under that name. You know it’s a bad “Lamb of God” album if I can’t tolerate it.
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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,
“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres