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I fell asleep to “The Struts” the recent release “Young & Dangerous”

I exercised to “The Beaches” the album “Late Show”


There was nothing wrong other than Brewster had an anxiety attack.  I Woke up at 8:30 & went out to have a small breakfast & exercise.  I did my pushups & tricep lifts.  Everything was going fine.  I had 2 sets of tricep lifts to do, then Brewster anxiety flared up.  He’s going to be 13 in January.  I finished my exercise around noon.  I was occupied trying to calm him down the rest of the time.

Usually he’s sleeping all day or we’ll play for a bit if he feels like it.  We have small breed doses of Valium for him, but I don’t like watching him trip & stumble every time he gets up.

After looking online he’ll about 66 dog years old or 13 human years old in January.  I spent the majority of the morning yesterday trying to calm him down & make him feel safe.  He was shaking uncontrollably.

He’s our child, yes, he has 4 paws & turns me into putty with his big brown eyes when he looks at me!


I wonder if there’s a “Hole” reunion with Melissa Auf Der Maur around the corner.  Possibly a “Smashing Pumpkins” reunion with her taking the place of D’arcy Wretzky as she did before.



Cool!  Chester Bennington (deceased singer for Linkin Park) recorded music with Lamb of God guitarist, Mark Morton, & we’ll get to hear it in 2019, along with a new Alter Bridge album, Lamb of God, Megadeth, & more!

As with every passing year we must include Tool.  Tool should just wait “10,000 Days” from 2006 to release new material at this point.  Roughly 27 years in total from 2006.  It’s only been 12 years at this point, we might have to wait some more?



He can’t figure out politics, so he takes a stab at baseball &………………still gets it wrong.  Is he qualified for any job?



I REALLY like “Pentatonix” but I don’t need a 4th Christmas album from them.



There is no reason for me to like this band, but I do.  Think of 1980s hair metal or Guns n’ Roses.  They’d fit right in.  The majority of the hair metal bands & Guns n’ Roses aren’t in my wheel house.  This is a current band out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I missed them playing in town last year or the year before.  I didn’t think to look them up before the show, only after the show.  I’ve got 2 of 3 albums & there’s also a 7 song EP I don’t have.  So here is what I do have…..


2012      THE BAD PACK




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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold” followed by “Lamb of God/Burn the Priest” the album “Legion XX”

Woke up at 5:30 am & listened to “Dead Sara” the debut self-titled album.  I did my exercises in silence too early for music.  I ate breakfast to “Metallica” the album “Ride the Lightning”


I didn’t exercise on Wednesday since I had a doctor appointment at the cancer clinic, so only a 4 day weekly exercise total; 960 pushups, 800 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 400 squats, 440 tricep pushups, & 160 back flexes.

The tricep exercise went from 100 to 120 Thursday & Today.

What the doctors told me on Friday & every time prior to that really humbles me.  This talk of me being a “hero”, “miracle”, “best patient”, etc. used to go straight to my head & inflate my ego.  Not anymore.  I prefer to stay quiet & humble.  Sure my body survived brain cancer.  I’m thankful for that & happy to be alive.  How did my body survive?  All I did was sleep 23 hours a day for a year.  My BODY survived cancer.

I survived & immediately pissed everyone off with my words.  Once you read them, you can’t unread them.  Thanks for forgiving me, I don’t forgive me!  I HATE that I became that person at the time, I wish I could forget it.

I don’t hold onto a grudge with anyone, except myself.  I’ll beat myself up over the smallest thing, just to take a lesson on what not to do.

I’m only 38, but I’ll remember every mistake that changed my life & remind myself not to do whatever it was in that situation.


The President can call other countries “shithole countries” & keeps his job.  Roseanne Barr sends out 1 racist tweet & her show is immediately cancelled.  This is a really messed up world.  No, I’m not defending either of them.

What happened to freedom of speech?  Is it now just for Donald Trump?  I don’t like what Roseanne said or whatever comes out of Trumps yap.  Why does the multiple time offender get to keep his job, the onetime offender lose her job?

I don’t agree with either statement but at the moment they have freedom of speech, I don’t have to like what they say but they’re both using their right, even if utter stupidity comes out.


My dad & I agree on a lot of music.  I grew up on my parents’ music & I’ve exposed them to some of my music.  My dad’s iPod had died, so we took mine with some new music I introduced him to & stuff I grew up listening to.  Of course we listened to some “Queens of the Stone Age” & “Royal Blood” on the way to Calgary for the show.  Music I put on since he might be interested…





On the way back we played music he introduced me to.  All of this is on my iPod!




DIRE STRAITS (Love over Gold & Communiqué)

I’d post more but “Dire Straits” songs can be quite long.  I really like the song “Telegraph Road” but it is over 14 minutes long, skip it if you like.


Hahahaha!  Finger Eleven shared a video from when they were called “Rainbow Butt Monkeys”


Myles Kennedy: The Making of “Year of the Tiger” documentary on www.youtube.com


Also ‘Alter Bridge’ will be releasing a concert DVD/Blu-ray later this year!!!!!


Courtney Love involved in altercation with ex-son-in-law?


I said it would be released on the 25th on the previous post, sorry.  New ‘Halestorm’ will be released on Friday, July 27th.  Preorder on iTunes now.



New song from ‘Tremonti’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I had 2 glasses of cranberry juice & sprite last night.  Bad idea!  I lost track of how many times I had to pee, I listen to portions of many albums!

“Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

“Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”

“Foo Fighters” the S/T debut album

“Judah & the Lion” the album “Folk Hop n’ Roll”

“Big Wreck” the album “Albatross”

“Big Wreck” the album “…in loving memory”

“Nothing but Thieves” the S/T debut album

Being physically handicapped means nothing to me.  At this point, it’s normal to me.  It’s been that way for a while now.  I know some of my limitations & I know some of the stuff I can do.  Not necessarily limited completely.  My brother & his girlfriend live in a building with no elevator.  They live on the top floor/the 3rd floor.  It takes me a while, but I can get up there.  I think I’ve been there 3 or 4 times.  Rachel knows the deal when I get up there.  I’m greeted with a beer & a dill pickle.  That’s my welcoming gift.

I don’t really feel self-conscious in public anymore either.  If someone sees me & has a question, that’s fine by me.  I’ve never had someone ask me anything but if they want to, there’s no such thing as a stupid question.


Best hard rock albums of 2007.  Only the “Linkin Park” album works for me on this list


CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Oh, I’m ready to “get my geek on”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Industrial rock/metal is not my thing.  I don’t know a thing about.  Here’s www.loudwire.com take on it though.


I bought these 2 CDs way back when & out of these 2 CDs I only liked the singles and I don’t listen to either album.

I didn’t buy this, but I know a lot of people that really like(d) it.

They lost me at “Du”


What you need to know about Trumps Supreme Court nominee.  My take on him, Trump appointed him, strike 1



Courtney Love, Hole singer, to play murder victim in biopic regarding the Menendez brothers.



Seeing “Queen” was a once in a lifetime experience.  Of course we all wanted Freddie Mercury there!  Adam Lambert was classy, hit the notes & in no way tried to steal anybody’s thunder, especially Freddie Mercury’s.



Guitarist for “The Agonist” demo’s his Ibanez guitar


In Flames shared it……………….


Sounds like “Finger Eleven” have multiple ideas for the 20th anniversary of their first album “Tip” which was released in 1998.

I’ve performed this song many times with my bro!!!




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I really don’t care for a week of just stretching & not doing much for exercise.  I feel incredibly guilty.  I keep thinking “I should be exercising”.   Everything feels OK, but next week will be more of a buildup week, a week to gradually get up to my exercise goals.  My body can’t just “automatically” flip a switch & go all out.  I’d love for that to happen, but I’d end up in the same place I am now.  I really don’t need that to happen.

Some people tend to think my life is a cake walk, super easy, fantastic retirement.  That is so not the case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  When I get up at 6:00 or 7:00 am, I get up & go ass much & as fast as I can.  Honestly, I’m more stressed now than I’ve ever been!  In the end it’s my fault, I always expect more/better from myself (self-inflicted stress).

LANGUAGE IN THE FIRST VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In Flames shared it!  November 11th people!


Yep, lots of Chicago Cubs news, it has been 108 years I guess!



The Agonist shared it…..


Being beside drummer, Danny Carey of Tool, during a drum solo would be AWESOME!!!  Lucky kid!  Video inside the link.



Yeah, I watched the CMAs/Country Music Awards.  I’m not much of a country music fan, I watched it so I could hang out with my wife.  How did a rock & metal fan marry a country music fan?  Good thing all of her other attributes shine brighter than her taste in music.  At least the Dixie Chicks performed & Zac Brown Band were nominated.


This “Zac Brown Band” album “Jekyll & Hyde” is just as good as the “Lamb of God” album “VII: Sturm Und Drang” to me.


Conan & Ryan Reynolds scene from the “Notebook 2”


“Shit spackled freckle fart” quote from one of my now 3 favourite movies.  Here’s another hint.  “When WHAM! Earned the exclamation mark”


“Final piece of the puzzle”-Big Wreck.  Music from, what I assume, will be their near future release?!



Tony Iommi on the future of Black Sabbath



Third Ion……………….LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I guess using foul language solidifies your life as a metal/rock musician.  I only swore on stage if it was a lyric in a cover song.  BECAUSE IT’S NOT NEEDED OTHER WISE.  In the end it’s the group/musicians show.  If I’m offended by the language used, whoever it is has my money, & I have every right to leave, or not attend or purchase a ticket.  That being said, if language mattered to me I’d never see Foo Fighters live.


She was in the “Larry Flint” movie.  I never saw it or heard any complaints about her performance.



Kim has today off, E.D.O., she’s out getting groceries.  I’m stretching & taking care of the dishes among other stuff rocking out to “Iron Maiden” & “Barenaked Ladies”


I’ll catch you Sunday!!!




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I could smell the smoke here Friday evening. Northern Alberta to their neighbors indoors in Southern Saskatchewan. No fatalities though, could be worse than it currently is.


Not cool at all!

How did we spend our weekend? Friday night we stayed home & did nothing but unwind from the week & watch too much TV. Saturday was our 11th anniversary. We went over to our friends place, Corey & Jolene & our “niece” Hannah, to hang out in the back yard, watch Brewster try to take on Dug (who’s roughly 6 times Brewster’s size), BBQ, shoot the breeze, take down some Rebellion beer, & cap off the evening with a showing of Disney’s “Tangled” before Hannah went to have her bath. We came home & watched/bought “Ellen Degeneres’ stand up HBO special The Beginning”.

Now it’s Mother’s Day. I hope you took the opportunity to “Love your Mother”

I just like the song below & it has the word “Mother” in it.

Nothing big for Mother’s Day. Mitch, Rachel, Kim & I took my parents out for appetizers. That’s what Mom wanted to do this year.

10 amazing drum stunts. LANGUAGE!!! They’d be impressive if the sound was better?


Of course it was also a weekend of music for me. A TON of “Ben Harper” with a dash of “Third Ion”.

I think Alter Bridge members deserve a break, especially Mark Tremonti & Myles Kennedy. I love their music, but the Energizer Bunny/Battery won’t last forever!


Stone Sour’s “Come What(ever) May” was released 10 years ago Friday…

Article with Mark Tremonti. A few videos inside the link


Tegan & Sara have a new video from their upcoming album


Jimmy Fallon & Keith Urban do country songs as a duo called FML

Preorder Chevelle’s “The North Corridor” on Friday, May 13th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me explain this first. I’m not, nor was I ever a great singer, I was good enough. I can’t teach anyone how to sing. Just go out & do it. Repetition might just work?

Yeah, I mean I think the best way to learn how to be a better singer is to just go out there and do it live every night. I think that’s what’s been the best for me. You know vocal lessons are one thing, but actually applying it onstage is the big thing.” – Mark Tremonti

Ian Thornley of Big Wreck never intended to be the singer for Big Wreck. The 4 guys dropped out of The Berkley School of Music to form Big Wreck the other members sort of voted for him to be the singer.

I never really got into “Hole”. Not because I was a Nirvana fan & then a Foo Fighters fan. Hole just wasn’t for me.


Video of Axl Rose’s first show with AC/DC



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A & W

I believe in the use of GMOs.  If you don’t that’s fine with me.  You’re entitled to your opinion, just as much as I am to mine.

I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “VS.”

I exercised to “Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle. A popular song from each album. Oh, & a live cover they did for those over sea involved in the war.

Kim wakes me up before she leaves for work. Today I think I said or I at least thought “Great it’s Friday, crap it’s Tuesday”. Too bad for me.

The only 2 reasons this came up were because I’ve seen the commercial so often & I was in an A & W on our way back home Sunday.

This will cause a vicious cycle/circle discussion possibly. A & W now sells burgers without steroids or hormones in it. Cool, do what some people want, those that are ANTI-GMO. Fine by me. Just think of the farmer though? The farmer has raised this animal now for what purpose if it gets sick? It has no purpose, it dies or is killed since the farmer can’t do much with a sick animal. The farmer doesn’t get paid & the animal wont be used for anything?

If you’re drinking dairy milk you run into the same problem & if it’s soy milk, it has GMOs, chemicals that are unnatural. Now what? Almond milk? Almonds come from a plant? So you may have to stop consuming beef, dairy, soy milk, & I’m assuming pigs, & chickens are also in the mix with steroids & hormones. Are you just going to drink water for the rest of your life & live on free range meat? What happens if all of the animals get sick & the farmer goes broke since the animals are all sick & the crops won’t survive the season without GMOs? I don’t think vegan or vegetarian is the way to avoid GMOs, what will you drink for a milk substitute? This debate over GMOs is a debate for scientists & farmers, the rest of us really can’t ask a farmer “Hey, could you make that field grow without GMOs & don’t give your animals any hormones or steroids”. Sorry, the world just doesn’t work that way.

I’m PRO-GMO, if you’re ANTI-GMO, it’s cool by me. I’m not a farmer or scientist, live your life your way & I’ll live mine my way. Free North American Continent , it’s all good.

Monday’s episode courtesy of Consequence of Sound

4 year anniversary Monday of “Halestorm” the album “The Strange Case of”

10 albums you wont believe went platinum!


Yes, I’ve played this live.

Pearl Jam kicked off their tour on Sunday, with this Cheap Trick cover on the set list

Alter Bridge shared this acoustic song….

A snippet from Brian Wilson’s memoirs? (The Beach Boys)


What did we listen to en route to Winnipeg? Some classic hits from the ’90s on my brother’s iPod. Face it, there’s a good chance you know a few of the words.

I even learned how to play “Faith” the entire A chord!

In Flames shared it, this the first album I bought of theirs after seeing them live for the first time in Saskatoon for the final “Sounds of the Underground” tour. Basically a touring metal festival. I was there with Kim’s/my brother-in-law James.

First 2 Halestorm albums are officially Gold albums.


These 2 albums seemed quite similar to me. Their 3rd studio album, Into the Wild Life, I find to be much more diverse.


I’m more than surprised anyone wants to have anything to do personally with Axl Rose? LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the video inside the link.


Rob Zombie Casts Doyle as Frankenstein for New Music Video

22 years ago “Hole” released the album “Live Through This”. 22 years ago Courtney Love’s husband committed suicide.


Why drummer Matt Sorum is not a part of the Guns n’ Roses reunion




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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

Randy Blythe’s “Lamb of God vocalist” cover for memoir

Metallica 25% through the recording of the next album. Metallica fans I hope you like it, I know “Death Magnetic” wasn’t well received by most fans. I do like this song from the ’80s.

32 years ago Saturday Dave Mustaine “Megadeth” was fired from Metallica.

Dave Grohl, Reggie Watts and more play out the “Late, Late Show”

Beer lovers taste testing local breweries

Eddie Vedder solo/acoustic just chillin’ out.

Apple, just stop! NOW! The entire world does not want to subscribe to a hi-tech radio station. There are others like me who want to own their music digitally. Why do we have iTunes? Right it was because of Napster, I forgot. There’s already enough streaming sites out there. Up the prices on iTunes, go from $0.00 to &20.00 let the artists set their prices. I’ll always say people should pay for the work others have done, actors, directors, musicians, painters, mechanics, waiters, waitresses, etc. When did everyone just say “This should be free”?

“Astro Creep 2000” by White Zombie was released 20 years ago Saturday.

12 shocking crimes in rock history by Loud Wire. They left out the Church burnings in Europe by “Black” metal bands. I just call metal “metal” too many sub-genres for me.

Which U.S. cities have the most record/vinyl stores per capita?

Muse photo. I’m excited for a new Muse album!

Top 25 punk albums of all time by Loud Wire

Nelly arrested & charged with felony drug possession

Stone Sour tease Metallica cover


21 years ago ‘Hole’ released their album “Live Through This.

Record label & Studio Producer battle over “Temple of the Dog” tapes

Foo Fighters perform the entire “Wasting Light” album in their headquarters

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist, Dean Delio, speaks about split with singer Scott Weiland.

Kirk Hammett on Metallica’s progress on new album.

Songs I like. “Dire Straits”

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