WHEELCHAIR/SMASHING PUMPKINS

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I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “Concrete & Gold”

I exercised to “Muse” the live album in Wembley Stadium “H.a.a.r.p.”

 

This is what happens here when you get up on time, before 7:00 am.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 I was discharged from the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I had 1 or 2 therapy sessions in the morning & was discharged after a meeting at noon.

I didn’t exercise on Monday.  Kim had the day off from work & we had an appointment.  I was being measured for a lighter wheelchair.  We haven’t decided which of the 2 different chairs I’ll get.  I get one to try for a few days, then the other to try.  I’m measured for either one to be ordered.  It is going to be a 22 pound chair or a 12 pound chair.  My current wheelchair is 40 pounds.  I just have to choose which one is more comfortable, so it won’t ruin Kim’s back lifting it into the vehicle.

There was a mass shooting in Toronto on Sunday or Monday, I can’t remember.  Everyone is on social media sending out their thoughts & prayers.  That’s great, keep sending out thoughts & prayers, really, keep doing that.  Unfortunately that’s a reaction to a bad situation.  Why not be proactive instead of being reactive?  Semi-automatic, automatic, & pistols should all be banned from every store.  Do you need more than a hunting rifle that gives you one bullet at a time?  I wouldn’t think so?  “A gun in the hands of a good person is better than a gun in the hands of a bad person”.  Think about that argument for a bit.

Now, if a bad person can’t get a gun legally, why does a good person need a gun?  Guns in North America should be banned, with the exception of hunting rifles & any guns for police officers or a branch of the military.

All of these mass shootings have happened & they all effect multiple people.  What happened to resolve future problems after each shooting?  NOTHING!  I’ll give credit where it’s due.  When the shooting in Parkland, Florida occurred the President said something I agree with ‘Let’s take the guns & deal with the backlash afterwards’ roughly, I’m paraphrasing.  Donald Trump is, surprisingly, the only politician I can think of that said that publically.  The USA has a big problem with gun violence & Canada also has a problem.  Politicians need to stop sending out thoughts & prayers, & do their job to keep the public safe.

We shouldn’t have to live in a society like this.  Nobody should have to decide if they should wear full on S.W.A.T. gear or just a bullet proof vest when they leave the house.

 

SMASHING PUMPKINS

I have 8 of their albums not including their “Deluxe” reissues or greatest hits.  I have 2 on CD, the rest are either borrowed or purchased from iTunes.  I wasn’t really a big fan of them when they first came out when I was in high school in the ‘90s.  They were on the radio & on Much Music.  I figured “Hey that’s not bad to hear on the radio!”  I certainly didn’t dislike them, I just didn’t feel compelled to rush out & buy a CD.  My brother bought me their greatest hits album for Christmas one year, which made me pay more attention to them but not enough to purchase more than 1 other album.  It wasn’t until after I finished my time in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that I was really hooked & wanted more.  Here are the highlights for me….

 

1991    GISH

 

1993   SIAMESE DREAM

 

1995   MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS (A double album)

 

1998      ADORE

 

2000    MACHINA – THE MACHINES OF GOD

 

2007     ZEITGIEST

 

2014    MONUMENTS TO AN ELEGY

 

2018   SOLARA (single)

The greatest hits was released in 2001.  I don’t listen to them often, good music to listen to while doing stuff around the house when the wife isn’t home.

 

Hahahaha!  Oh, Jimmy Kimmel!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-prank-stoners-with-incredible-edible-placebo-candy-702867/

 

Joe Walsh (Eagles) with Foo Fighters live playing “Rocky Mountain Way”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-joe-walsh-rocky-mountain-way-fenway-park/

 

September 7th can’t come fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, you won’t like them “They sound too much like Led Zeppelin”

 

35 years ago today, Metallica released their debut album “Kill ’em All”

 

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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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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MAYBE YOU SHOULD TELL ME I CAN’T DO IT?

I fell asleep to “Tom Petty (& The Heartbreakers)” the Greatest Hits album. It came as “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” & I added a few Tom Petty songs to it.

I exercised to “Soundgarden” the entire album “Superunkown” then about half of the album “Down on the Upside”

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Maybe you should tell me I can’t do it? Yesterday I was frustrated, today is a different world. Someone telling me I can’t do this or that, makes me want to prove to whoever it is that they’re wrong! My exercises are difficult & do take up a large portion of my day (1 ½ or 2 ½ hours). It depends on what exercises I’m doing that day?

Things are definitely improving as far as my workouts go. I’m getting faster at doing them, which means I’ll likely add another exercise doing 4 things a day instead of 3 next week or the week after. I was up to 17 therapy sessions a week in the WRC. I’m confident that I can at least try doing 4 exercises a day for a total of 20 a week. Right now I’m only at 15 a week, so I don’t think 20 is out of the question?

Blake Shelton tries Sushi for the first time with Jimmy Fallon.

I’m ready October!!!!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/i-mother-earth-reunites-in-city-oct-6-380675181.html

ALL FROM THE SAME ALBUM RELEASED IN 1996! THE ENTIRE ALBUM WILL BE PLAYED LIVE + OTHER STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

30 years ago AC/DC released “Who Made Who”

http://loudwire.com/acdc-who-made-who-anniversary/

I’m not a music snob in any way. If you like something that I don’t, it’s fine by me & I’m glad you’ve found something you like!

Corey Taylor, of Slipknot, responds to Rob Zombie’s comments regarding Slipknot. Gracious, positive comments & a positive response.

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-corey-taylor-rob-zombies-rock-star-comments/

Something the police do other than arresting people. Thank you to any & every law enforcement agency. You’re doing a thankless job in order to keep others safe!

http://www.today.com/parents/police-officer-helping-teen-autism-becomes-viral-photo-t93196

I can’t believe this copyright trial is still going on from it’s beginning in 2014?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelin-spirit-lawyer-trying-to-taint-the-jury-pool-20160524 LANGUAGE!!!!

Opeth has summer tour dates but most of them are in Europe.

http://www.opeth.com/tour-dates

I like Pink

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-pinks-brooding-cover-of-jefferson-airplanes-white-rabbit-20160525

Hillary Clinton on Ellen Degeneres later today. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hillary-clinton-on-beyonces-lemonade-its-great-20160525

40 bad rock tattoos

http://loudwire.com/worst-rock-tattoos-of-all-time/?fb4

I like the “Black Sabbaht” tattoo. Hahahahahahaha! That’s there for the rest of your life! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

12 years ago Slipknot released the only album I have of theirs & never listen to it?

http://loudwire.com/slipknot-vol-3-the-subliminal-verses-anniversary/

I’ve been listening to “The Odds” quite a bit also, when I’m doing stuff around the house.

A little Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top, news for you!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-billy-gibbons-jam-zz-top-hits-with-frankie-ballard-orianthi-20160525

I totally agree Joe Walsh, Eagles’ guitarist.

http://joewalsh.com/news/275743

“I wanna listen to Foghat”

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL & CANCER

I fell asleep to “Andy McKee” the album “Dream Catcher” after listening to the brand new live album from “Barenaked Ladies”. I preordered it & got it last night “Live at Red Rocks”

Everything from Andy McKee is acoustic & instrumental. This is the only cover song I have of his.

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” his “Greatest Hits” then about half of “Anthrax” the latest album “For All Kings”

Monday is a Holiday! So I’ll post the weekend update on Monday evening.

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Exercise total for the week; 6000 crunches, 320 leg lifts, & 160 squats.

The squats are one of the most difficult exercises I do. My legs have very little muscle, if I’m not holding something, I’ll fall. I do my squats while keeping my balance with my sliding up & down my transfer pole. I don’t use any force or grab the pole to help me. It’s just there for balance.

I didn’t expect/want the world to stop when I got sick, & it didn’t which is a great thing, everything “carried on” as it should. Having an experience with cancer is something I would never wish on ANYONE. Not everyone reacts the same to someone having cancer. I get that.

Joe Walsh’s, Eagles & solo artist, life in 15 songs. He also deserves an award for best title for a Greatest Hits album “Look What I Did”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/joe-walsh-my-life-in-15-songs-20160519/no-mans-land-2016-20160519

Louis C.K. wins big on Jeopardy for charity!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-louis-c-k-win-50-000-for-charity-in-jeopardy-20160519

The words of Chris Cornell, singer of Soundgarden

“I think ‘Down On The Upside’ is the crowning achievement of Soundgarden’s life cycle. We faced our biggest challenge, which was following up a monster” – Chris Cornell, Revolver 2006

Flashback to U2’s Pop Mart tour. I’ve always wanted to see the VHS or now DVD they recorded of one of the shows on this tour.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-u2-close-out-their-popmart-tour-in-south-africa-20160519

Bono of U2 explains “Bullet The Blue Sky”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-bono-talk-u2s-bullet-the-blue-sky-origins-in-new-video-20160520

New Gojira video. Not really my thing but check it out if you like.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-metal-outfit-gojiras-startling-engrossing-silvera-video-20160519

Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-all-music-is-political-even-justin-bieber-20160520

10th anniversary of Stone Sour’s 2nd album ‘Come What(ever) May’

19 years ago one of my all time favourite albums was released! Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-the-colour-and-the-shape-anniversary/

Dave Grohl, Lionel Richie, & Muffins? What do these 3 things have in common?

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-thanks-lionel-richie-with-giant-muffin-basket/

Lunch with Billy Joel……………………………………………………………at volume 11. Which reminds me I should check if my parents have watched “Trainwreck” yet?

Ellen Degeneres with Jonny Depp. Earliest Ellen’s on TV here is 2:00pm at the moment. That’s fine since it records so I can watch it with Kim once she’s done work.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/johnny-depp-on-becoming-trump-he-speaks-real-weird-20160520

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Stone Temple Pilots update on their search for a singer

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stone-temple-pilots-talk-band-future-its-impossible-to-replace-scott-20160520

Sia sings Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” for Finding Dory

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-sia-debut-stunning-version-of-unforgettable-on-ellen-20160520

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres