WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

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

 

Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”, followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Sonic Highways”, & finally “Judah & the Lion” the album “Folk, Hop n’ Roll”

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Sorry but I desperately want to kick my sciatic nerve and get “Physical”.  I wake up, get ready for the day, have breakfast, & then it’s usually around 8:30 am & my day is done for the most part other than trying surprise Kim with something.

No, I don’t surprise her very often?  She deserves it though.  I was so close to being paralyzed at first.  I was the corps in a bag (Hoyer lift) with Kim.  I had a bigger wheelchair initially since I was around 275lbs.  I’m a large person.  I’m 6’1” and around 235 pounds.  Still some weight to go, 215 pounds should be pretty close to what I should be at.  I have no intent in stopping my exercise until I’m able to do most things!  You heard it here first!  My goal from the day I was conscious was to be able to walk or I’m gonna die trying!

 

How on earth do you put together a greatest hits album of Bryan Adams without “Cuts like a Knife”?  I think iTunes made me go shopping when I bought it.

 

Alter Bridge’s tour dates in Europe

June 3rd – GER, Bavaria Rock im Park

June 4th – GER, Nurburgring Rock am Ring

June 6th – HOL, Tilburg 013

June 8th – SWE, Solvesborg Sweden Rock

June 10th – FRA, Paris Download

June 11th – ENG, Download Donington

June 14th – CZE, Prague Forum Karlin

June 15th – AUT, Nickelsdorf Novarock

June 17th – BEL, Dessel Graspop

June 18th – FRA, Clisson Hellfest

June 20th – IRE, Dublin Olympia

June 21st – Northern Ireland, Belfast Ulster Hall

June 23rd – DEN, Copenhagen Copenhell

June 24th – GER, Leipzig Haus Auensee

June 26th – LUX, Luxembourg City LuxExpo

June 29th – SPA, Auditorio M. Rios Madrid

June 30th – SPA, Bilbao Miribilla

July 2nd – SPA, Barcelona Rock Fest

July 5th – ITA, Rome Rock In Rome

July 6th – ITA, Milan Market Sound

 

Chevelle tour dates

http://getmorechevelle.com/

 

New Barenaked Ladies release April 14th.  Presale begins this Friday, March 10th

 

A misunderstanding of most people who know metal fans!  This goes for fans & bands.

 

Does this mean Jay Z is to be considered a member of “Shark Tank” or “Dragons Den”?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jay-z-announces-new-startup-company-arrive-w470586

 

News regarding the reunion of the band LIVE, they’re not playing anything from their most popular album, Throwing Copper?  I hope I read that wrong?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/lightning-crashes-live-on-reuniting-burying-the-hatchet-and-throwing-copper/

 

Soundgarden is done their album preorder begins this Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep team up for a movie directed by Stephen Spielberg.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/tom-hanks-meryl-streep-to-star-in-pentagon-papers-film-w470712

 

Those will leave a mark!

http://loudwire.com/10-painful-onstage-blows-to-the-head-watch/

That’s why you keep an eye out just in case.  This is why spinning your guitar isn’t always the best idea.

 

I sit here brain cancer free & whine about my nerve while this kid is fighting leukemia.  Who do you think has it worse?  Can everyone chip in & help this kid out?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3290397/could-you-save-his-life-edmonton-boy-needs-to-find-stem-cell-match/

 

Punk fans listen up!  Rancid & The Dropkick Murphy’s are heading out on tour together!

http://loudwire.com/rancid-dropkick-murphys-2017-north-american-co-headlining-tour/

Old song, sorry.

 

I may have sang in multiple rock bands, but I wasn’t anything to write home about.  I was more of “the best of what’s around”.  I was good enough.  I had spent 3 years in the high school choir, but I had to change my register from singing low bass to a tenor voice or else I was headed in the direction of sounding like Scott Stapp of “Creed”.  I got my first guitar for my 21 birthday that was a tremendous boost of confidence for me, something to hide behind.  I heard 2 good things said about my voice.

Yes, we played Creed in my first band.  Remember this was in 2001.  The first thing I heard was that a friend of our drummer thought I had been replaced as the singer.  A few months before I got sick, I was singing in my brother’s group.  Our bass player went to the piano to figure out what note I had hit in a new song we were working on.  High C#.  I knew it was near the top of my range, but that was way up there.  I remember seeing a contestant on ‘American Idol’ hit the same note full voice.  Other than that, I’d never survive on ‘American Idol’.

 

Music is what keeps me going!  I started singing in a cover band in University back in 1999 or probably 2000?  I was far more nervous than before I learned guitar after my birthday in 2001.  In total we learned around 35 cover songs, & 7 original songs.  I wrote 3 & our guitar player wrote 4.  I managed to memorize all of the lyrics to the songs we were preforming.  I’ll leave you with 3 or 4 at the end here every day.

We played this at punk speed, just the first verse.  Very quick version!

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

“Learn from your mistakes & don’t repeat them”-Chris

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres