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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Zooropa”, then I listened to “Jack Johnson” the album “Brushfire Fairytales”, finally fell asleep partway through the new “Alter Bridge” album “The Last Hero”

I exercised to “Clutch” everything on shuffle.

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I got up to pee at 6:00 am.  That’s when we get up anyways so I started my exercises by about 6:05 am.  When Kim left for work, I had finished my squats, ½ of my leg lifts, & had done 870 crunches.  I finished my exercises by 8:30 am.  I was “exhausted”.  I sat on the couch where I had my coffee, juice, hardboiled egg, a Mandarin orange, & another full bottle of water.  Stayed there to watch 2 one hour late night talk shows.  Then I showered & now I’m here.  Yesterday Kim had to wake me up 3 times before I would get up.


Disclaimer you do whatever you want to with the internet, except cell phones at a live show, TURN THEM OFF please!  It’s annoying to others and will sound like garbage when you watch/listen to it on your 4 inch screen on your cell phone at home or on your tablet, iPad, or computer.  Wait a few months for a concert DVD or Blu-ray release.


Why do I choose to attain my music, DVDs, & Blue-rays via a purchase?  Here are a few reasons.

I pay for my music so that Apple can’t take it away if Apple Music shuts down.  I can’t replenish my music library all at once by spending $900 at once on digital music.  We pay for Netflix like everyone else does.  We were paying an extra $4 a month to a website so we could use both Canadian & American Netflix.  Before that site was shut down 3 TV series I was partially through disappeared.  I was watching “Criminal Minds”, “The Wonder Years”, & “Quantum Leap”.  All 3 vanished from Netflix weeks before the website disappeared.  If it’s a TV series I really like & don’t have access to I buy the DVDs.  “Criminal Minds” is one of my favourite shows on TV, I already had the available seasons, 1-9 I think it was, on DVD.  Good thing I had the DVDs or I probably wouldn’t have access to older shows.  We don’t have HBO because it’s an extra $20 a month for 3 channels so I bought “Sonic Highway” the Foo Fighters’ miniseries from iTunes.  It’s mine.  I paid for it legally & yes I’ve watched it multiple times.  Streaming sites for actual shows will likely be common practice in 15 years if not sooner.  Sporting events, news, & maybe talk shows won’t be on streaming sites.  Cable & DVDs might be more money, but no one can legally take them away from me.  I haven’t seen the FX series of “Fargo” our cable company does not have that channel as an option.  I’d like to see it, but it’s on another streaming site.  Those multiple streaming sites will add up to paying for cable or “satellite”.  Our streaming sites don’t include Hulu either, so I have no idea what’s on there other than “The Path” starring Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”.  I’m in no dire need to see it.  If it shows up on Netflix or our digital cable sure I’ll watch it.


I’ve watched the older shows when I was younger, they were available on cable in Canada, but not now?  I don’t NEED to see them again but I’d like to have the option to see them?

Once I’ve purchased an item, it’s mine for as long as I want it.  Nobody can legally take it away from me & it will always be right where I left it.  Does anyone still have Napster files that were downloaded when it first came out in 1999?  I don’t?


New “Muse” 360 music video


From the mouth/GM of the Toronto Blue Jays


“Tool” gave up one of their 2 Facebook pages.  This is from the newly named Facebook page, “Metal Music Something?”  This is NOT a new “Tool” song.


Interview from Consequence of Sound with Tegan & Sara


10 bands that have told politicians to stop using their music.  It’s called copy write, royalties, & permission.  Pretty simple!


Howard Stern interview with Lady GaGa.  WARNING!!!  Audio optional inside the link.


Article with the singer of “The Pretty Reckless” on why rock is not dead!  I don’t think rock is dead, it’s just more difficult to find?


Right from the “Econoline Crush” Facebook timeline

“This coming year ‘The Devil You Know’ turns 20 years old. It’s hard to fathom that much time has gone by. Brand new music is being recorded right now. New album in 2017.”


Singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Alter Bridge” interview.  Video inside the link!

Sorry, when “Alter Bridge” release an album, they make sure there’s a mountain of publicity about it!


Bob Weir on “The Grateful Dead” legacy




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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium” that was released on Friday.

I exercised to “Simon & Garfunkel” I recorded the PBS airing of their “Concert in Central Park”. I heard my favourite S & G song. I also heard a song that was exclusively a Paul Simon song?

I accomplished what I wanted to, but I didn’t have the energy to do more aka I was a little disappointed. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to do more?

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I did not get to my exercising ASAP today. I came out to the living room at about 7:35 am & Brewster had peed in the middle of the room. Some dark clouds in this area, he gets an anxiety attack when that’s around. Great way to start the week! Clean up dog urine……….YAY!

This was all brought on by the post from Rolling Stone with Neil Young speaking out against GMOs on Stephen Colbert’s show. There was quite the discussion about this on the facebook page. I voiced my opinion & left it alone. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I’m not here to stir the pot!

I’m all in for GMOs in my food. I was born in January of 1980, I don’t know a world without them. Sure, I was always sick with a cold, flu, or an ear infection & then I had cancer. Did GMOs cause any of that illness? I’d likely know a majority of people who were diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer because of GMOs. I can tell you honestly that I’ve been ill with a cold or flu 5-8 times since I left the Wascana Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, July 26th 2012. Even if you grow your food in your garden, the seed has likely been modified?

The fast food franchise A & W has been advertising that their beef contains no steroids or hormones and that their chicken contains no antibiotics. Great, good for them! If any chicken or cow gets sick, I’m guessing it’s a death sentence for no reason at all then? Dairy cows & cows raised for beef are fed very different food & there is a very noticeable difference in taste. So if a cow is being raised for it’s meat & becomes sick they’ll likely kill it for no reason or if it’s young enough the farmer will fill it with medicine & send it to a dairy farm?

All of this being said, I’m not a farmer, scientist, or the smartest person in the world. In the end all I’m saying is I don’t know a world without GMOs, so I really don’t care. I’m alive & GMOs likely had nothing to do with my cancer. If all of a sudden we’re only allowed non-GMO food & it tastes different or doesn’t keep fresh for as long in the fridge or pantry, then I’ll speak out about my disappointment with whoever makes that decision.

Remember, Jenny McCarthy was against vaccinations saying they caused autism, & a TON of people agreed with what she said & were later told she was wrong. Nobody thought to check with their family doctor because a celebrity said it? I hope people speak with a farmer or scientist on the GMO issue & not just slough it off saying “Well Neil Young says they’re bad, I’ll go with that”. I think he said 38 countries have banned the use of GMOs? That’s a fairly small fraction of countries in the world?

This is just me backing my opinion aka I don’t know any better, but I’m going with this. It’s 1:43:01 but watch it, & please tell me what you think of it? I can respect your opinion & I wont be throwing around any names! Someone disagreed with me on the Rolling Stone facebook page & called me a name so I replied with “Calm down. You have your opinion & I have mine. They’re different & that’s OK with me. Calling me “Thick” wont solve anything” & I’ll likely never hear from whoever it was again. I would just like some feedback on any topic on this site? Everything on here is meant to be interactive. Comment on Facebook or on the website, however you like?

It was another weekend of music for me when Kim was out shopping or when she was here I’d put on something we’d both enjoy.

Halestorm, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Tremonti, & some other stuff.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Bono of U2 joins Bruce Springsteen on stage in Dublin

Questlove on Prince being the pioneer for Hip-Hop music.

Soundgarden shared this song from the album “King Animal”

Facebook is still not as busy as it was last year. The afternoons are really quiet. I write the first few paragraphs regarding the topic ASAP, if something comes to mind. I also “…begin…” grabbing some news for the next day’s post.

Members of Disturbed & Sixx AM join on stage. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don’t like the covers Disturbed does. I was a fan of Disturbed in my early 20s, not now though.

Pearl Jam doing covers, I’m good with that.

I like getting up early so I can get stuff done & out of the way so I don’t have to squeeze it in later or have it on my mind. Especially when my exercise mat is judging me from a distance. I weighed myself the other day, I’m still at 240 but my belly is getting smaller than I thought it was. I’m assuming I’m heavy from muscle gain? I don’t look obese at all. Only when I’m sitting down. I weighed myself by using my transfer pole for balance only, my hands were open at the time. The photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt with my brother was taken before I knew I had cancer, I’m roughly 265.


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Lazy, lazy weekend. I watched the 3 game series between The Boston Red Sox and The Toronto Blue Jays, 2W-1L isn’t bad at all. Sort of figured that was going to happen just looking at who the Starting pitcher would be for each game? Stayed up too late last night watching the Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck”. Got up too early since Hannah and Jolene were picking up Kim this morning for Kim to see Hanna’s gymnastics & Hannah wanted to see Brewster & I. I think I’ll have a nap shortly.

Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, & Jack Johnson

Improvised a bit, Ian Fletcher Thornley & guests live.

Lacuna Coil album review.

Another Podcast interview with Mark Tremonti

Metallica fans, here’s an update on the new album from Lars Ulrich

Billy Joel supports Donald Trump? I think he was joking, since he played at a fundraiser for current President Barack Obama?

25 years ago “The Smashing Pumpkins” released “Gish”,

16 years ago “Iron Maiden” released “Brave New World”

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I’m really sick of this campaign…………………like last year by the beginning of November.

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I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” the new album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”

I exercised to “Tremonti” all 3 albums on shuffle

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I will never understand how anybody can just be on a social media site? When was discharged from all of my therapies, I was all about facebook. So if I had done that, I’d be missing out on speaking with other people who aren’t on facebook. I use my email as much as I use facebook. What’s the point of using an email for an email that not everyone uses or has? Yes, there are pros & cons to both. Yep, I can hit a button & send my blog to the world, yay. Chatting/private messaging on facebook, not so cool, quite a few kinks to workout yet. I have most email addresses from my facebook friends, most of the 322 friends on facebook. Nobody, for the most part, sends a private message on facebook? Weird, I thought that was the entire point.

I have more time than most people, still not enough time to follow 322 people. I “talk” to people on email. Facebook is just for info on this blog & “advertising” this blog for subscribers. Both social media & email have their place & both can be used at the same time. There’s a reason this is on facebook & a website for email subscription. Not everyone is on facebook but you need an email to be on facebook. 99.9% of people have an email account, but many don’t have/use a facebook account.


Top Marvel movies

Billy Corgan started his craft almost 30 years ago & had to wait for the grunge explosion before anyone would listen.

A movie that I’ve never heard about “Bad Moms” LANGUAGE!!!!!! IN THE TRAILER!!!

Gojira announce North American tour.

A one day festival is perfect for me………………other than Chevelle I don’t think I need to see any of the other acts though?

While we were having lunch with my parents, my ears perked up “Kimmy listen…’s Jack Johnson!”

Wasn’t our wedding song but it was Jack Johnson. This is what was played, followed by our wedding song.

This was our first dance!

New Walk off the Earth video!!

In Flames from 1998. I graduated high school that year & had never even heard their name before.

Article with Mark Tremonti

Lamb of God tour starts today in New Orleans.

Now a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion?

Ghostbusters reboot explained by Melissa McCarthy

I’m quite excited to hear the rest of the new Kongos album out June 10th “Egomaniac”

New Radiohead video for their song “Burn the Witch”. I only listen to the first 3 Radiohead albums, anything after that just sounds like random noise. This is better than normal for them. I prefer the following song “Burn the Witch” by Queens of the Stone Age!

Today’s lunch time music was Ben Harper’s new album with The Innocent Criminals “Call it What it is”

“Dear Daughter” by Halestorm stripped down to singer & piano

How The Roots became Jimmy Fallon’s house band


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Disclaimer “This is not to be taken in a rude tone & is not aimed at any particular reader….ever!”

I put this through email first & realized not everyone likes email? OK, fair enough. I put it on Facebook as a link to the full blog on the website. Please come to the website for the full blog. Whether you get it on facebook, another blog on, or an email. Depending on your browser, the multiple links will be open so you know what is coming to you before you listen to it. Otherwise I look like an idiot? I put it on facebook yet 11 people came to the site yesterday, twice? 24 views by 11 people? This is stuff I like that I want to share with you. If you’re not coming to the site there’s a REALLY GOOD CHANCE you’re missing something, & I’m the one here with ink on my face. I was a printer, & yes that happened a few times. Bazinga! Some days I’d come home looking like I made a half assed effort to be a Smurf? Why blue? I don’t know….

I’m not angry in any way, I know print doesn’t always come across in the proper tone. 11 people looked at the site out of, what is 117 to 120 subscribers I know 2 or 3 have doubled between facebook & email. That’s just underwhelming. That’s why it’s meant to be interactive, music has been something really meaningful for me since I joined the school band in grade 6, I’m 35 years old now. I understand that what I listen to is not necessarily what others want to hear. If 11 people read this a day to me this is for me alone. I’m not going necessarily promote an event or other individual music related events I’m not attending. So please come to the website? You don’t have to click on every link, only if the description interests you. Did I do something wrong yesterday? Do I smell? I’ve had my monthly shower, I should be clean & odor free until mid-July. I can see the email address and the person subscribing on facebook, or the title of the blog by whoever on this blog site. Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite.

I know that the cool peeps in Albania came to the site. Yes, I know a family in Albania! I get a world map to see what country has read this however many times. Can’t see who from that country has read it, I just know how many times it has been viewed in that country.

50 years go today, Bob Dylan recorded “Like a Rolling Stone”

^^Did you catch all of that? I didn’t.

Josh Homme (singer of Queens of the Stone Age is back with The Eagles of Death Metal). Filling the hiatus Queens of the Stone Age are on at the moment. Yes he plays drums for EODM. Yes that Dave Grohl at the bar & Jack Black as the bartender.

30 best things Rolling Stone Magazine saw at the CMA festival. I’m just impressed they found more than “one thing” at the country festival…………BAZINGA!

Sorry to the haters. This was “The Beginning of the End” for Finger Eleven’s sound.

Jimmy Fallon & Aziz Ansari discuss dating!

Very interesting article about the music industry. It’s 9 pages I’ve only read the first 2. I’ve bookmarked it to read the rest later. Since I’m hooked on reading it after the first paragraph & speaking about the Napster lawsuit with Metallica that was filed 6 months prior to Linkin Parks debut album, “Hybrid Theory”.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog with an interview featuring “Cage the Elephant” LANGUAGE!!!

^^This is one of the many reasons I stopped listening to the radio. Wasn’t a fan the first time or the 200th time.

Chris Dimas. The drummer for the rock group my brother is a member of!

Glastonbury festival organizer not sure that Foo Fighters will headline due to Dave Grohl’s broken leg.

Dave Grohl’s friend Josh Homme weighs in on Grohl’s broken leg.

Pitch Perfect 3 confirmed for July 2017

“From Rush with Love” article

South Park stuff I really don’t know about, I don’t watch the show but I know many people do. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!

Barenaked Ladies cover Wings!!!

Rolling Stone magazine’s 45 best albums of the year so far!

Jimmy Page details final Led Zeppelin’s reissues. Once I became a fan it was all about the “Physical Graffiti” album!

I like ‘Black Sabbath’, but ‘Queen’ & ‘Led Zeppelin’ are my favourite active groups during the ’70s. Queen material from the ’80s was not as good as the ’70s material. More miss than hit for me.

Prince & Stevie Wonder preform together at the White House!!!!! AWESOME!!!! “I think I just blew your mind, sorry” LANGUAGE & SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL! COULD BE VERY OFFENSIVE!!!!

This ‘Walk off the Earth’ album isn’t even out yet as far as I know?

I’m not sure why, but I just got this Rock It Out Blog? LANGUAGE!!!!

Great & all, I want to own my music not subscribe to a radio station for my entire life. I’m only 35 and I expect to hit 80 at the least? iTunes is really good, I just don’t like how the money is distributed. I don’t have the physical space for vinyl albums or even CDs at this point. CDs have dropped in price significantly to keep pace with iTunes.

As far as the subject on “The Simpsons” go, I stopped watching in my very early teens but they’re still around. I’d rather have WB cartoons like the “Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show” around on re-runs.

Comedians saying the world is too politically correct. I can see both sides, yes it might offend you? If it does don’t watch it? Seems simple to me. A lot of it also doesn’t need to be said, so in that case are you going to judge a person on how they express themselves? In the end it’s very subjective.

Moon Boot Cocoon by James Black, guitarist of Finger Eleven

A letter from Dave Grohl

I have no sympathy for apple. Nobody needs another streaming music site. You’ve got a really good idea with iTunes, it just needs to be revamped $1.50 per album download to the label & $1.50 to Apple. Then $0.00-$7.00 to the artist. $3.00-$10.00 for 1 album. That’s more than 50% off of what the price for a CD was? Sounds good to me? Anybody at Apple or the label going to come up with music ideas?

If it wasn’t a Wednesday, I’d be there in a heartbeat

When these guys got my attention I thought I’d be a fan. I don’t mind the music, but it just rubs me the wrong way?

Meh! They mention Cherry Cola in here.

I need to slow down on my music purchasing on iTunes. But I am curious as to when the next “Tremonti”, “Alter Bridge” & the solo album by Myles Kennedy is being released? I’m assuming “Tremonti’s” other album he recorded while in studio will be released in the first half of next year? He’d have time to tour that album while Myles Kennedy works on his solo album I’ve been hearing about for the last 4 years?

Songs I like. “Jack Johnson” Our first dance at our wedding was “Better Together” by Jack Johnson! Yes, I’ve made “Banana Pancakes” about 3 times.

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle!

All of this was in 2005. Our wedding day/weekend had more than just a wedding to it! Friday, May 6th is my sister-in-law’s birthday, Saturday May 7th was our wedding & Sunday May 8th was Mothers Day. Busy weekend! Finding a song for our first dance was difficult. Kim wanted a Country song & I didn’t. We finally agreed on this

Blur album review by the Rock It Out Blog

Clutch is right! “….that’s the way you do it…”

Why did Fear Factory bassist, Matt Devries, issue a statement after leaving the band?

Prince books rally for peace show in Baltimore

“The Who” are confirmed as final headliner for Glastonbury 2015

New “Walk off the Earth” in June!!

New “Muse” in June as well!!!

New band to check out

^^Couldn’t find anything on iTunes other than the single inside the link.

“Limblifter” in Regina! I’ll have to get off of my butt & go to a show

If you’re in Regina, every Thursday there’s an Open mic night at the Free House. Well worth checking out!

Nuno Bettencourt approves of Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon’s cover of “More than Words”

Big Wreck live!

David Letterman’s top 10 musical guests

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox is upset at A-Roid. I’m upset that Alex Rodriguez is still allowed to be within 100 yards of a baseball stadium at this point! Message received MLB! “Cheat, lie, get caught being on steroids, lie some more. Your likely to be in the Hall of Fame despite that”

Songs I like. “Fine Young Cannibals” Skipping past 2 others I don’t listen to much. Yes I just have the one CD.

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“Butthead” aka Chris

P.S. Slow music news day. The couch is calling me, I can hear it. I’ll catch you on the weekend blog wise. I’ll check facebook & email but rarely.