REALITY TV/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory Of…”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

 

It doesn’t bother me if you watch Reality TV.  I get sucked into it at times when Kim watches.  However it’s not reality, it’s “reality”.  They’re mostly talent contests & game shows.  They all have rules & restrictions to them.  Real life has no rules or restrictions other than breaking the law.  A writer or creator has a blank page & can take the TV show, movie, or musical anywhere.  “Parenthood” was probably the best example of this & much more realistic than any “Reality TV” show.

“Survivor” first aid is right there if you need them, “The Amazing Race” it’s a race, “America’s Got Talent” talent contest, “American Idol” singing/talent contest, “The X Factor” singing/talent contest, “The Bachelor”/”The Bachelorette” a contest to date & possibly meet your future spouse…etc.  At the end of these shows the winner gets a prize.  So where’s the real part of these “Reality TV” shows?  When did life become a completion?  At the end of real life you die.  You don’t necessarily win something, or did I miss the memo.  If you watch them or not, that’s cool with me.  I get sucked into a few that Kim watches, & then I become invested in the show.

 

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All I can say is “Trump, karma is a fickle beast”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/cyclist-who-gave-donald-trump-middle-finger-fired-from-job-w511155

So you have the freedom to own a gun & use it however you like.  However the freedom to express your opinion is NOT aloud?

 

Ozzy announces farewell tour.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ozzy-osbourne-announces-farewell-world-tour-w511088

 

My grandmother died of breast cancer on December 5th 1999.  Everyone in the family came to my parents’ house.  I was 19, Mitch was 12.  I went to my room & listened to I Mother Earth’s 3rd album “Blue, Green, Orange” turned up to 11 through headphones!

I was in university at the time when final exams rolled around, I was not in a good place mentally.  I’d drive my car to Moose Jaw, 45 minutes away, & back blasting Foo Fighters 3rd album “There is Nothing Left to Lose” both ways.  That’s the year Foo Fighters & Big Wreck became my favourite bands.  I turned 19 “Bar age” in January of 1999, and was able to see Big Wreck live.  Big Wreck would play Regina 3 – 4 times a year, I always went to see them.

From then on I was really expanding my musical preferences.  Any 80s hair metal band has been & likely will be a big NO from me.  They all seem to have that same 80s sound.  Don’t get me wrong they are really good musicians, just not something I’d listen too much, if at all.

Finger Eleven, I Mother Earth, Big Wreck, Foo Fighters & the grunge explosion stuff became my preferred listening bands.  Moral of this story do not go in a mosh pit, break your nose & lie to the First Aid guy at a festival so you can catch the end of the Big Wreck song you broke your nose to & be covered in blood half way through the day.

 

Finger Eleven & I Mother Earth were Mitch’s bands, & I Mother Earth, Big Wreck, & Foo Fighters were my bands.  We both like Finger Eleven, I Mother Earth, & Foo Fighters.  The difference is Mitch adores his 2 favourites more than me.  I’m all about Foo Fighters & Big Wreck.

 

2 movies I’m anxious to see in theaters this month.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

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Is my family weird because we’ve had peanut butter & banana sandwiches or peanut butter & jam/jelly sandwiches?

Friday ended with a TON of recorded TV being watched.  I did my exercises in the morning while Kim, who had the day off, went grocery shopping.

Saturday, dad & I had every intension of going to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos.  I was at their house dressed in layers and said we should just stay at my parents’ place & watch the game on the 104” HD projection screen in the basement, so we did!  Roughriders lost so we play in Ottawa for the first round of playoff games.  We went upstairs to have a delicious roast, vegetable & Greek flavoured potatoes.  I don’t eat potatoes if they’re mashed, boiled or baked.  If it’s French Fries, there had better be ketchup nearby.  Kim went to our friends place to watch the UFC/MMA fight on pay-per-view.  I can’t get into watching that stuff.

We got home late last night, around 11:30 pm, & I fell out of my wheelchair.  We had a TON of recycling in front of the closet.  I tried to reach too far & down I went into a very small area between the recycling & the door.  As I always say it’s not the first time I’ve fallen & it probably won’t be the last time.

Today is our usual Sunday routine.  We slept in, had breakfast, & now we’ll get ready for the week, & I’ll watch some more of “Stranger Things season 2” on Netflix.

 

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That’s a list of metal bands that is far more miss than hit, for me!

http://loudwire.com/important-metal-bands-21st-century/

 

Stone Temple Pilots are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Big Wreck at the Casino Regina February 17th 2018 to celebrate 20 years since their debut album “In Loving Memory of…”  WOOHOO!

 

Grunge was the cool thing in the early 90s.  I hated it, just loud noise to me.  I turned 13 in 1993.  Everybody was saying how fantastic “Nirvana” & “Soundgarden” were.  In 1992 I saw the “Barenaked Ladies” as my first concert.  Our entire immediate family went, I was 12 & my brother was 5 years old.

 

From that point on I was all about acoustic “rock/pop” music “Blues Traveler”, “Sister Hazel”, & “Hootie & the Blowfish”

I have 13 “Barenaked Ladies” albums on my iPod & I still listen to them.  That’s the album I have preordered for mid-November, titled “Fake Nudes”.

 

That phase didn’t last too long.  In 1996 “I Mother Earth” released the album “Scenery & Fish” that went triple platinum.  That & “Our Lady Peace” album “Naveed” turned me on to rock music.

 

Everybody at my high school was all about “Our Lady Peace” 2nd album, different strokes for most of the country other than me.  Their 2nd album “Clumsy” for me was the start of a fast & steady decline.

It wasn’t a bad album to me.  I really like their first 4 albums still, & listen to them.  I’ve got all of their 8 studio albums.  I only enjoy the first 4 though.

It was around 1996 I started getting into grunge and heavier rock albums, especially Canadian rock!

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Truth be told, I would have liked to avoid my computron this week entirely!  That could be my biggest reason for not having a cell phone.  Holy sensory overload Batman!

I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

 

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” the new album “Paranormal”

 

Some stuff to do around the house & it feels like an “I Mother Earth” day, the album “Blue, Green, Orange”

 

Exercise total this week, a 4 day week; 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 295 pushups, 160 back flexes, & 20 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dressed in workout attire, & no breakfast.

I was playing with the pushup number, 75 is probably an achievable number per day.

Well I’m alive, cancer didn’t win.  Let’s get things straight.  I did nothing to sway the outcome of this cancer garbage.  My body, nurses, doctors, & Kim were not giving up on me!  I was in a coma for a month, then slept 23 hours a day until early 2009.  Waking up only for pain killers & randomly awake for very light physio.

When I moved to the WRC, I wasn’t in the know as to what was ahead for me or why I couldn’t continue my therapy at the hospital?  I do remember, while sleeping at the hospital in 2008, asking Kim in a dream if she could take over, because I needed a break.

The day I passed out at work was Tuesday, February 5th 2008.  6 days after my 28th birthday & I’m pretty sure I gave myself the worst birthday present ever!  BAZINGA!

I blacked out completely after Kim came into the Ambulance in the parking lot at my work.  I do remember a doctor checking my reflexes by pushing a pen cap on my fingernails to see if I’d pull my hand back from the pain.  I did & had some nasty thoughts about smacking the doctor upside of their head it hurt so much!  Other than that, I was out for a year or a little bit more.  Great company for Kim, her sister was with her for a lot of it………………I think?

I have a job, to make myself better!  I hate spending too much time on the computer.  Doing this blog 3 times a week is much better for me & likely for you as well!  Don’t think that I do nothing all day.  I exercise for 1.5 – 2 hours first thing in the morning, have breakfast, shower, usually tend to the dishwasher or whatever needs to be done around here, lunch is in there somewhere, I write portions of the next blog post, finish up whatever chore I have to do & hit the couch by 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm.  Somethings take a bit longer for me to do, & somethings I can do just like I used to.  If it’s a new task or in a different environment, I’ll need some time to figure out if I can do it or if I’ll need help.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

For most Americans, this was Barenaked Ladies 1st album, it’s actually their 5th album.  Their debut full length album was “Gordon”.  My first concert at the age of 12!

5th album, released in 1998

1st full length album released in July of 1992.  The artwork was different when I bought the CD!  A few weeks more than 25 years ago!

 

13 years ago Alter Bridge released their first album “One Day Remains” & Donnie wasn’t president.  A much simpler time!

I have this 3 CD bundle on the way from Alter Bridge in September B-Side, rarities, & a live album as well.  Not on iTunes, but the actual CDs.  There is a package with a documentary DVD but I have the 10th anniversary box set with numerous long interviews from each band member.

http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2

 

China is making a replica of the Titanic.  I hope this one floats when it hits an ice berg!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/multimedia/the-titanic-rises-again-china-makes-history-by-remaking-it-1.4238912

 

Metal fans, Canada has something to bring to the party!

http://loudwire.com/best-canadian-metal-bands/

I’ll add 3 to that list!  “The Agonist” from Quebec, “Into Eternity” of Regina, & “Third Ion” from Regina.  All touring bands.  Into Eternity has played alongside big name metal acts such as “Megadeth” & “Dream Theater”

 

OK, I’m more than ready for the new Queens of the Stone Age album on August 25th!

2nd single

1st single

 

I’m surprised America still has allies?  Donnie has pretty much any discounted &/or shamed every country possible.

You had to know this type of thing would happen with Donnie as president.  WWIII was easily a possibility with him leading America.  Does he have an off switch?

 

I’m not ending this with news about Donnie.  How about Helium infused beer!

I’ve shared this & tagged many people on social media!  Many more could easily be added though.  I’ll find this beer one day!

 

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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

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

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

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

 

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I fell asleep to “Halflives” the album “Empty Rooms”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery & Fish”.  Close to 8 minutes long!  Perfect for my planking with rest periods & then lying on the floor exhausted.

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 50 one day then 60 pushups the rest of the week, 5 minutes of planking & 20 back flexes a day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, & 50+60+60+60=230 pushups over 4 days.

Now I need to get my butt moving on some cardio, said nobody in their right mind.  If Kim & I get up & just go walking with my walker, or to the recumbent exercise bike, first thing in the morning on either Saturdays or Sundays, I’ll do it!  I want to get up & get it over with, then start my day without the constant thought that I have to squeeze in some cardio.

I really don’t take MY cancer too serious now.  Whenever Kim takes me to any type of cancer appointment, in my head I try to downgrade it……..I’m fine & I’m alive, & I laugh at MY cancer.  I don’t ever need to think of it as this terrible life changing event.  I go for a blood test, needles don’t bother me, I turn to Kim while the nurse is putting the band around my arm & say to Kim “Hold me Kimmy, pwease”? Then all 3 of us get a little chuckle!  If you can’t laugh at yourself, how do you intend to laugh at anything?

I increased my pushups by 10 every day from 40 to 50, 2 sets of 25, at some point I lost my mind?  As of Tuesday, I now do 40 back flexes & 60 pushups (in 3 sets of 20).  Wow I’m out of shape.  On the other hand, I was wearing a T-Shirt the other day that was tight in the arms & shoulders.  Maybe this exercising is doing something?

 

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I’m sorry, I just can’t stop laughing.  My sides hurt Hahahahaha!!!  I feel sad for those that didn’t vote for him, like 70% of Americans.

LIMITED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He’s polling at 36% right now.  “That’s pretty close to 40%.  That’s pretty good.”- Donald Trump.  Either 36% or 40% is an Epic Fail!

 

What do ‘Stone Sour’ fans think of ‘Nickelback’?

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

 

Rock’s not dead, it’s just not at the forefront of music right now.  Hip-hop & pop music have taken that spot for now.  Lots of people prefer the radio friendly pop, hip-hop, or country music.

 

Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters, on Donald Trump.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-taylor-hawkins-president-trump-we-got-what-we-deserve/

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

 

The Alter Bridge anthology has been preordered as of June.  I don’t need the documentary, it wasn’t in the package I chose.  I’ve got their 10 year box-set with many interviews & all first 4 albums on vinyl & CD.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   In the video or go ahead & read the article.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/alter-bridge-live-at-the-o2

 

Long article with singer, Hayley Williams of ‘Paramore’.  I still can’t get enough of this album!

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/hayley-williams-everythings-gonna-be-everything?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

I guess Tim Burton is making a live action “Dumbo” movie.  A movie I can pass on.  I’m not a fan of these reboots at the moment.  I’m old enough to have seen the original!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/tim-burtons-dumbo-will-ruin-your-childhood-2112213?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

 

Are Guns n’ Roses recording a new album?

https://www.alternativenation.net/guns-n-roses-original-new-album-plan-will-surprise-you/

I’ve got 1987 debut album “Appetite for Destruction” honestly I’ve listened to it all the way through once.  It’s in the closet behind me, not even on my iTunes or iPod.  I have no desire to listen to it.  Whoever announces at the Roughrider games found a different song to play before the game the last 2 seasons, but this year, in a new stadium, they went back 30 years to play “Welcome to the Jungle” again?

I go to the Saskatchewan Roughrider games for one reason only.  Not the music, overpriced food & beverages, the half time show, etc.  I go to watch a football game.  I must be a sucker for punishment?  I watch the Riders & the Toronto Blue Jays.  Neither team will be winning anything this year, despite me yelling/coaching from my couch or seat at the Rider home games.

Well, I’m done for the week.  I have a Toronto Blue Jay game to watch in ½ hour.  I guess 65,000 people in Boston have the day off?  Now the blog will go back to Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday.

 

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PRIDE & ENTITLEMENT

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album “Broken Machine” is out in September!

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” the album “Facelift”.  Alice in Chains were labeled as a metal group that gained success with the grunge movement.  If the media labeled them as metal, Soundgarden could easily been thrown into that mix.

Sunday ended with us having supper in Corey & Jolene’s back yard.  We were guinea pigs for the new smoker, we’re alive, the meat was tasty & safe!

I really had to check my pride at the door at WRC.  I’d have a bath once a week, every patient had a schedule for a bath once a week.  Complete strangers saw me naked, covered me up once I was on the gurney, take me to the bath, lower me into the bath & wash me or more often Kim would wash me.  It was awkward at first for me but I got over that pretty fast.

When I started this blog & acted like Trump or worse I thought I truly deserved something fantastic.  I beat a life threatening disease, & everyone was calling me a “Hero”.  I bought in to everybody’s hype & forgot how to remain humble.  What should I have done instead?  Remain humble, not let the hype get to me, & just be thankful to be alive, which is good enough for me!  Unfortunately I realized that later than I should have.  When I mess something up, I truly am my own worst enemy.

What made me think of entitlement?  There was a guy who was doing physiotherapy at the same time as I was with my occupational therapist.  He flipped out on the physiotherapist, started swearing at her, pointed to me and yelled “I WANT TO BE DOING WHAT HE’S DOING!” The next day when I had physiotherapy I apologized to my physiotherapist, telling her “Sorry you had to deal with that garbage yesterday”.  She replied “It comes with the territory”.  I told her “It shouldn’t though”.

I’ll admit that I had a rough day also.  I didn’t yell or swear at anyone.  I just said “No, not today!  I’m tired & I don’t feel like doing anything!”  I went for a short walk with my walker, Kim, & my physiotherapist.  I apologized the next day for my behavior.  My therapist said “That’s OK.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while”.  However you want to look at it, it’s not right!  What I should have said initially is “Sorry, I’m tired & I need a day off from therapy today.  Is it OK if I take today off?”

Guess who was sitting next to me in our (mom, dad, & I) Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket seats?  The guy who flipped out that one day in therapy.  I don’t like what he did but, forgive & forget I guess, it’s done now.

 

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The countdown for the new Royal Blood album is out Thursday @ midnight eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days

 

They’re both very HEAVY metal musicians, if this happens it could go either way for me.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-mikael-akerfeldt-may-start-project-with-devin-townsend/

 

So it’s Monday in the late morning & I just found out The Watchmen are co-headlining the Queen City Exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOT WOOT

 

Finally “Despicable Me 3” in theaters June 30th.  I’ve been waiting for the release date to be announced!

 

I was emptying the dishwasher after my exercise & breakfast.  Then realized it has been a while since I’ve listened to this album……………..

 

So many people like to go on youtube or any type of social media & just drop a HUGE pile of crap on how much they dislike a movie, album, song, etc.  I’m guilty of doing that also.  OK, could you have done anything even remotely close to that?  Maybe, maybe not?  Until you can & have you might as well keep quiet.  When you do will your feelings be hurt if 2 out of 3 people just demolish your “art” on social media?  If you don’t like it, why are you even involved with anything to do with it?  Leave it alone & walk away or voice your opinion your own www.youtube.com channel dedicated to finding flaws in everything!  Most of us are old enough to make up our own mind!

 

I record & watch Jimmy Fallon & Conan the day after the late night showing.  I’m currently watching Jimmy Fallon.  Everybody rush out & get some “Tonight Dough” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 100% of the proceeds go to child charity.  You can eat ice cream while helping out & say “I had to do it for the kids!”  Just like miracle treat day at Dairy Queen!

Oddly enough, I was listening to this “Fleetwood Mac” album on Monday!

 

I think “Queens of the Stone Age” will be releasing their album soon?  Their Facebook page is active lately?  It will be their follow up to “…Like Clockwork” & 7th studio album!

 

Ozzfest meets Knotfest.  Probably too much metal for me?

http://loudwire.com/ozzfest-meets-knotfest-return-2017/

I have no problem with Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot are OK I just prefer Slipknot Light, Stone Sour!

 

Just to cool not to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The majority of metal fans are great people, just like every other community.  There’s a bad apple in every community.  Metal fans tend to get a “bad reputation.”

http://loudwire.com/reddit-metalhead-guitar-late-father/

 

It’s gay pride week so if you’re an #LGBTQ member in or out of the closet, I fully support you as long as you’re a kind person.  If someone picks on you or makes fun of you because of your sexuality, I hope you have the strength to brush it off.  There are many idiots out there, but there’s also many people like me who fully support you!  Please don’t live a lie about your sexuality “Be Yourself” & own it.

 

Again LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“If an asshole hates you, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RELIGION

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” still hooked on the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Paramore” the album “All We Know is Falling”

I cleaned to “Foo Fighters” the album “One by One”

 

I ramped up some of my numbers & added yoga to the routine this week.  Much better this way!  I wanted to get up early today.  I wanted to do some stuff around the house so I could watch the baseball game that starts in roughly 2.5 hours, so I went to bed at 9:30 pm.  I usually stay up until 10:30 or 11:00 and get up at 7:00 am.  Today I was out of the bedroom shortly after 5:00 am.  I’m done what I wanted to finish & now I’m tired & sweaty.  I did my exercise, had my breakfast.  Emptied the dishwasher & cleaned both washrooms & 7:50 am.

While I was cleaning the mirrors in the bathrooms, I noticed my beard has many grey/white whiskers in it!  I guess that’s to be expected, I’m 37 but I sure don’t feel like it!!!!!!!!  I stay up late & I like to get up & get things done so I have some free time, but today is already ridiculous!  I’m out now to see what else I can do around here before the ball game.

I will never force my religion on anyone.  I Anglican & if you’re not that’s fine with me.  Any religion or atheism is OK in my books, as long as you’re a good person.  It’s the radical extremists I’ll never understand.  What book are they reading, that their God tells them to kill others?

As George Carlin said, ‘Who created killing?’  His simple reply ‘Humans’ & he’s right.  I think every individual has the capability to kill, but the majority of us don’t since we know it’s not right!

As much as we hate, we also have the ability to be respectful & decent to each other.  Why don’t more people act on that trait?  Sure there are many things I don’t like, am I going to go so far to harm anyone who likes something I don’t?  No!  I’ll leave them be & find something else that I enjoy.

My intent is to be happy.  Killing or harming others is never something I’d do or take pleasure in doing.

Little LANGUAGE HERE!  “If an asshole hates me, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of “Eagles of Death Metal” after the attack in Paris.

 

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Our Lady Peace & I Mother Earth were my first ‘rock’ bands I got hooked in high school in the 1990s.  Our Lady Peace’s first album “Naveed” took some warming up to it & now that’s my go to OLP album.  I Mother Earth’s 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” quickly became one of my favourite albums ever, both albums were Canada’s reaction/reply to the “grunge” movement in the USA.  OLP released their first album “Naveed” in 1994 & IME released their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” in 1996.

Getting to see my first 2 rock bands from high school, late last year & on the weekend were both a real treat for me.  Of course I own all of the CDs, with the exception of the newest Our Lady Peace album which was released in 2012.

I remember driving 2 friends to high school with the 1st Our Lady Peace album on.  I said “These guys will be huge!!!”  They thought I was off of my rocker, & told me that it wouldn’t happen.  The first 2 singles on their 2nd album were HUGE hits.  I was right but the singer sounded as though he was whinier, that got a little worse with every release.  I should have stopped buying their music after the 4th album of 7 or 8?

Even live on Saturday they knew to play only 2 songs from their 5th album & everything else was from their 1st 4 albums.  They started with a song from the 1st album & finished with a song from the 1st album.

 

20 best-selling hard rock & metal albums in the USA.

http://loudwire.com/best-selling-hard-rock-metal-albums-u-s/#photogallery-1=1

 

I googled the top 20 best-selling albums in Canada & it wasn’t pretty.  I saw Aqua, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, & a few others.  Celine Dion & Shania Twain had multiple albums on the list.  I was unable to search for just hard rock & metal albums in Canada.  Apparently Canadians just ate this up though???????????????????????????????????  Oh, Canada  L  WHY??????

 

Top 50 metal albums of all time.  According to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-albums-of-all-time/

I was listening to ‘Pantera’ album “Vulgar Display of Power” just the other day!

 

Why does a metal fan have to have long hair, a beard & swear so much?

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

 

Describing the different subgenres of metal music sucks & ends up wasting my time in the end.  If non-metal fans want to know, I recommend watching the documentary “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”, the TV series “Metal: Evolution”, or they can continue their life calling it screamy music.  I just call it metal, I know what it means!

 

Alter Bridge will tour the crap out in Europe, have they ever played Canada?  Yeah, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.  That typical Canadian tour!  “Ah, there’s nobody else in Canada!”

https://www.alterbridge.com/tour


This needs no explanation, just a good chuckle!

 

Muse with The Edge from U2 performing “Where the Streets have no Name”

 

Anybody asking Foo Fighters to play at any event had better be ready to hear them for a minimum of 2 hours!

http://www.spin.com/2017/05/foo-fighters-everlong-bottlerock-festival-pulls-plug-curfew/

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

 

Our Lady Peace covers The Cars & The Beatles.  When I saw them in 1998, & they covered The Beatles, that’s when The Beatles’ White album became my favourite Beatles album!

 

Trivium shared it.  It’s metal…………………

 

Wonder Woman hits theaters on Friday.  I’m going to see it long after the hard core comic fans see it.

 

Lamb of God shared one of my favourite songs!  It’s metal…….

 

I guess the punk band “Rancid” are still around.  I like them but most of their album tracks are a little bit too much heavy punk for me.  This new song sounds quite a bit like their hit in the 1990s “Time Bomb”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-rancids-boisterous-new-song-where-im-going-w484999

 

The Toronto Blue Jays won 17-2 with 3 homeruns capped off with a grand-slam by Short Stop Troy Tulowitzki!  They won 6-4 Tuesday night on 4 home runs.  The question is, do they have any more of that left for today’s afternoon game?  How will the next 4 games go with the N.Y. Yankees in town?

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres