WEEKEND UPDATE/PARAMORE

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Friday evening we didn’t do much other tan have Dairy Queen for supper, super healthy!  We went to bed around 9 or 9:30 pm, we had to get up early.

Saturday we left our place around 8 am got coffee, picked up Sherry & drove to Kim & Sherry’s aunt’s place in Kinistino, a small town about 3 hours north, 15 minutes away from my in-laws place.  I haven’t been in my parent’s – in – laws house yet since 2007.  Shirley (my mother- in – law) does catering.  She ran a coffee shop/small diner in Birch Hills I was there when I was sick since Kim took me for the day.  Shirley was having a bake sale there, Kim shoved my wheelchair in the corner & I fell asleep.  It was a day trip for us 3 ½ hours there & 3 ½ hours back to Regina.  I’ve been to the lodge also for Shirley’s family reunion.

Good & bad things about being married to the daughter of a chef.  Really tasty food but usually not healthy food.  As with every Thanksgiving I ate too much.  I don’t think we’ll have to cook anything for a week?

We drove home on Sunday after a lunch of leftovers & a birthday cake for Kim & her mom.  Kim’s birthday is the 22nd & Mom’s is on Halloween.

We got to Regina at about 4:30 pm.  I had some family in town from Alberta.  We went to my parents’ place where everyone was for Thanksgiving.  It’s my Grandmother’s birthday soon, so I had 1 more piece of cake.  Mitch & I took our younger cousin out for a beer.  Mom found a bar that was open, & we left.  I thought it would be fairly empty on Thanksgiving Sunday, but it was fairly busy.  Split 2 pitchers of beer between the 3 of us & called it a night around 10:30 pm or so.  We, Canadians of course, have today off.  Other than getting ready for the 4 day week & taking our “niece” to a movie, we’ll see what else happens?

Yes, I listened to a ton of music to & from Kinistino.  I sat in the back with Brewster, Kim drove with Sherry in the passenger seat.  Brewster ate some of Auntie Donna’s dog food for her dog.  It didn’t agree with Brewster’s tummy.  He just about killed me with puppy farts.  The first one I had him covered with my hoodie since it was cold out.  We had stopped for gas, I figured the smell was from the gas station then I took my hoodie off of him when it warmed up.  THAT WAS AN AWFUL MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Different smell, but still not a good one!  He didn’t want to leave my lap, the little goober farted on me 3 more times.  Good thing he’s cute!

 

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PARAMORE

Full disclosure, these reviews are my purchases of this year & some background from the bands.

 

Paramore sort of came out of nowhere for me.  My brother has been a fan of them for years, I do like a TON of their previous 4 albums.  I heard the singer, Hayley Williams, was born in 1988.  The band formed in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004.  She was signed & told the record company that she wanted to bring the rest of the band with her.  When you see her doing guest vocals with anyone, she’s always listed as Hayley Williams from Paramore.

The band released their first album “All We Know is Falling” in 2005, & released their 5th album “After Laughter” earlier this year.

Here’s a track from each of their first 4 albums.  Their recent release is completely different.

Their 5th & current album “After Laughter” is by far my favourite album in their catalogue.  Sounds very heavily influenced by early “Blondie” music from the early 1980’s.  Much more of a pop album than anything else!

Yes her voice is that good.  She can really pull it off live.

 

This is the album that really got me & made me a HUGE fan.  As for metal music all I’ll be purchasing that I know is coming out is “Trivium” on October 20th.  The metal music I listen to are better – known groups in the metal scene, especially Regina metal at The Exchange here in town, where our rock group played quite often.  There are very few places in town that allow original music groups or artists to play their music, but I’m really glad The Exchange is one of the few!  I could never play or scream like a metal music musician, I’m just a fan of metal.

As much as I used to dislike Metallica, their new album “Hardwired…..to self -destruct” is really good.  I do like some of the more “main-stream” metal, but I prefer more of the underground stuff especially the 2 underground juggernauts from Regina “Into Eternity” & “Third Ion”. Now if we could just get the local group “Itchy Stitches” of the ground.

 

 

I can’t believe “Puddle of Mudd” are still around or that he hasn’t been in jail this whole time?!?!?

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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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WEEKEND UPDATE

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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

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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Friday night I went out to The Exchange, The Club side with my dad to see ‘Room 333’ play.  Good show, small venue for a full on hard rock act but it sounded good.  They have a 3 or 4 song EP coming out.  They do have an album on iTunes!  Seeing them live you also get to see drummer Chris Dimas playing drums like nobody else!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id1264904399

 

I love going to The Exchange to see bands, & people I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  That’s one of very few if not the only venue in town for original artists to play.  The last band I was in played there a lot & only 2 other venues that are now gone.  I do not miss hauling my guitar, amplifier, & speaker cabinet home at 2:30 am after playing for an hour though.  I’m old, I’d need a roadie now “I’m done, now get all of my gear home for me please, $20 OK?”  One of the last shows we played before I got sick was a benefit show for Telemiracle.  They raise money to help those in need of medical equipment.  They gave us $11,000 towards a wheelchair van for me that was $18,000.  It’s a full weekend of entertainment in Saskatoon or Regina for people to call in & donate to the cause.  I think we played 2 benefit shows, with all of the money going to Telemiracle.  I think the last concert I played was for Telemiracle, we hit the stage at 1:00 am.  Ugh, I liked playing to an audience but there were 16 people left at that time, including the bar staff & a sound guy.  The next day I go on to a post board to thank people for coming & I get a response of “Thanks, I was the guy on the left!”  I’ve played to 16 people & 500 people.  With the lights in my eyes it’s hard to tell who’s out there, might as well entertain whoever’s there.  Leave it all on the stage, then pack up your gear in the wee hours of the morning.

We were never rich or famous.  We just played what we wanted to hear.  No sense in having a hobby you don’t like!

 

My dad, uncle, & I made a trip to the north end of town to the Sobey’s liquor store today in the late afternoon, went back to my parents’ house to slap on some sun lotion & went to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Our season tickets are on the East side of the field.  We were sweating/dying for the first 3 quarters since the east side gets a lot of sun, especially when the game starts at 4:30 pm & it’s +31 Celcius which is 87.8 Fahrenheit.  By the fourth quarter the sun had gone down enough that we were in the shade & we won!  It was a very entertaining football game!

 

I checked out the price of 18 cans of beer they sell at the stadium for $9 a can, but if you buy it at a liquor store it work out to $25 for 18 cans which is roughly &1.39 a can.  It’s a HUGE increase for profit in the new stadium but I’ve only had 2 beer for $5 each at the old stadium since the washrooms weren’t very convenient.  Now they’re easily accessible but the beer is grossly overpriced.  No beer for this guy!  Today my uncle bought us each a needed cold beer though.  We got to our wheelchair section & I immediately grabbed a bottled water out of our bag I was incredibly hot.

 

My uncle & cousins flew home today, & Kim gets home today as well.  Kim & her sister drove home by Prince Albert to help their aunt get settled into her new house.  She moved from Prince George in B.C. to be closer to family.  Her husband passed away from 2 heart attacks & I think cancer, while I was in the hospital.  I liked him very cool guy!

 

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Nothing was mentioned about this earlier.  “Slayer” playing ‘Raining Blood’ on Jimmy Fallon!  WOW, I didn’t see that coming!  This was on the evening of Thursday, July 27.

 

I have issues with 99% of what Gene Simmons says.  The music industry isn’t dead.  Maybe KISS is just not as popular as they were in 70s & 80s?

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-music-business-dead-because-fans-wont-pay-music/   Money’s great!  But it’s not everything Gene!

 

Alter Bridge live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And the “Making a Murderer” plot thickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/averys-lawyer-offers-10000-in-proof-of-guilt-challenge-w494834

 

Blue Jays are playing 3 games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  After the 4 game winning streak against the Oakland Athletics I hope nobody got a false sense of them making the playoffs.  They still have 7 teams ahead of them for the second wild card spot.  Oakland came into Toronto with the exact same win-loss record as Toronto.  It’s nice to see a winning streak, but the 4 game winning streak didn’t really do anything for them.

By Tuesday I hope this team looks different!  Monday at noon Eastern Time is the trade deadline.  If possible I hope they get a pile of young prospects & a few younger current players.  If they’re able to dump 3 or 4 players that means they could take $60M or $80M off the payroll of old under preforming veterans.  There 6 players they have now that I wouldn’t even consider trading, 3 of them are in the minor league system.  From what I hear they’re keeping the old players with HUGE contracts & loading up the minor league teams with really good prospects if possible.  This won’t be like the trade deadline of 2015.  They won’t be a playoff contender until the 2019 season at the earliest.

 

Stephen Colbert’s political monologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Massive fire at EDM festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/massive-fire-forces-evacuation-at-barcelona-edm-festival-w494919

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”, followed by “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

I vaguely remember moving from the Pasqua hospital to WRC.  I didn’t understand why I had to move?  I was doing some light physiotherapy at the Pasqua.  I was very unclear as to why I was moving?  When I started my physio, occupational, & exercise therapy, I understood why the move was necessary.  I didn’t know at first, then I realized the focus was on therapy as well as being able to receive the medication I needed.

I had all of my family & friends come to see me within the first 2 years, 2008 & 2009.  Some I hadn’t seen for a while & some that I’d see daily from work.  Even my employer was calling my parents daily to get an update!

I was still in the Pasqua hospital for my 29th birthday in January of 2009.  I heard there were roughly 70 people there.  Mom made a huge amount of chili for everyone & Grandma made a couple of cakes for everyone.  I couldn’t really drink any type of liquid but know alcohol was not allowed.  I think there was a choice of pop & juice?

 

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

Here’s what Dave Grohl thought of the Metallica vs. Napster argument back in 2000 or 2001.

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

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

This was on TV before Trump, it may not be the greatest country in the world, but it is the most powerful………………& Trump is running it?

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

 

Dude’s reaction to songs by Soundgarden & Foo Fighters.  This guy doesn’t seem to be able to review a song without swearing!

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

 

I don’t know of any person who love’s metal only.  Surprisingly metal fans seem to like many different types of music.  I can’t listen to loud guitars, big drums, & someone screaming or singing really high & loud all of the time.

 

U2 performs “Mothers of the Disappeared” with Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) & Mumford & Sons in Seattle.

http://loudwire.com/eddie-vedder-u2-mothers-of-the-disappeared-seattle-concert/

 

Singer, Taylor Momsen, of The Pretty Reckless discusses new radio single in lengthy article.

http://m.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/taylor-momsen-discusses-new-radio-single-back-to-the-river/article/492607#ixzz4hAwz2oI6

 

In Flames shared it….

 

Lengthy article regarding the Beatles’ album “Sgt.  Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/beatles-sgt-pepper-at-50-what-inspired-the-title-track-w482061

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/qo9JtBjW-necgKPaX

 

Metallica played on Stephen Colbert.  Had I known you would have as well.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-now-that-were-dead-the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/

 

I’m not a fan of “Disturbed”, not for the last 16 years anyways.  This is full of excessive LANGUAGE I like that he called someone out that was texting on a cell phone during a live show though!  Put your phone away, or yes whoever is on stage has the right to stop the show & play on their phone too!  Glad you paid $100 to watch someone use a cell phone on stage now?

If I was on stage & saw someone using their cell phone for anything other than an emergency, I’d just stand there & wait until they were done.  Reason 2083 for me not owning a cell phone!

 

New Royal Blood video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Randy Blythe article on metal bands’ platform.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-impossible-this-point-fix-political-social-divisiveness-interview/

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

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NO NEWS ON MY MRI YET

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I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the album “Bleach”

Had breakfast to a song stuck in my head “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery & Fish”

 

No news on my schedule for my MRI yet.  Some papers to get tomorrow from my family doctor & wait for the appointment to be scheduled.  It’s weird.  Sometimes everything feels fine & the next time I try to transfer to my wheelchair, it’s a world of pain.  Makes me wonder if I really need to move?

I had asked my brother weeks ago if he’d take me to the Exchange to see an “Into Eternity” show.  He said he would, but I had to cancel, because of my nerve.  Last night we stayed in, Mitch & Rachel came over.  We had pizza & just hung out here.  Good thing, my nerve started acting up again.

 

Here’s good news for me & likeminded Blue Jay fans

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/dalton-pompey-impresses-spring-debut-blue-jays/

The centerfield spot’s not changing.  Left field & first base are somewhat undetermined, especially if Pompey & Tellez keep doing what they’re doing.

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

New Bruno Mars video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-bruno-mars-new-playful-video-thats-what-i-like-w469953

 

Releases in 2017.  I’m not holding breath until I own the “Tool” album.  I am looking forward to “Linkin Park”, “Stone Sour”, & possibly “Paramore” & “Royal Blood”.  “Soundgarden” & “System of a Down” would be the cherry on top of the sundae

 

Man steals “Nickelback” drummer’s ID to get free gear.

http://loudwire.com/man-impersonates-nickelback-drummer-buys-music-equipment/

 

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SIGNIFICANT DAYS I COMPLETELY MISSED

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I fell asleep to “Prince” the album “Purple Rain”.  I woke up to pee & put on “Tool” the album “Lateralus”

I exercised to “Ascot Royals” the 2017 release “New Skin” only 7 songs, then I put on “Big Wreck” the new album “Grace Street”

I’ve got some “Into Eternity” the album “Dead or Dreaming” in the house today

 

Sunday February 3rd, 2008 was the day I was shoveling snow in our backyard.  I sat down on our steps while I experienced the most painful headache of my life.  It didn’t last long & it was at the base of my skull in the back.  Kim saw me through the kitchen window & told me to come inside.  My headache probably lasted 3 minutes & then I was fine.  I slept fine & went to work on Monday, after a week off with a bad stomach flu.

I was fine on Monday the entire day.  I didn’t even think anything of my painful/short headache.

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, again all was fine.  Kim & I were carpooling to work.  We had bought a used Pontiac Grand Am, which looked new.  We bought it roughly a year prior.  It was more used as a replacement for my Ford Tempo, which had seen better days!  I dropped of Kim & went to work.  I think it was still in the morning.  I was about to put on the printing plates for a job.  Two of my co-workers came over & told me I looked very pale.  I felt fine & carried on as usual.  Then it all happened.

I sat down on the cat-walk of my press, then I laid down on it, none of this is normal.  I called for my co-worker and said “Call 911”.  I was almost out.  The paramedics came ASAP.  Kim had been called at the same time.  She went to leave & realized I had the car.  Her boss drove her over.  I was put on a stretcher & was taken into the ambulance.  The last thing I remember was Kim getting into the ambulance & me saying “It’ll be alright sweetie”.  Apparently I was alert & answering many questions.  I don’t remember a thing though.  I was in a coma for 4 or 5 weeks with a 5-15% chance of coming out of a coma.  I slept for a year only waking up for painkillers.  On December 31st 2008 I was declared cancer free.  I really did nothing, my body took over while I pretty much slept for a year & I’m sure there was a good chunk of good luck involved.

I was discharged from my therapies at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center on Thursday July 26th 2012!  I’m told the doctors expected the cancer too comeback at the 5 year mark, that never happened luckily!

Some people say I should celebrate the days in February.  I think those are days to forget.  I’d rather celebrate July 26th & every New Year.  I don’t know if that’s right, the days in February don’t seem as though they need to be remembered?

 

 

Audioslave shows always a possibility

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-audioslave-shows-always-possibility-but-scheduling-will-decide/

 

Michael Bolton is hitting Netflix.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-michael-boltons-big-sexy-valentines-day-trailer-w465526

 

In Flames shared it…..

 

Body Break “Santa Clarita Diet” demo

 

Rob Zombie plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

What’s better than John Oliver?  When he’s on Stephen Colbert!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-stephen-colbert-spoof-public-access-show-w465745

 

As recommended by “A Perfect Circle”, “The Beta Machine”

 

More John Oliver on Stephen Colbert

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres