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Music throughout the weekend.  “In Flames”, “Lamb of God”, “Dream Theater”, “Elton John”, “Billy Joel”, “Candlebox”, & “John Mayer”


I went to Winnipeg this weekend for my great aunt’s 80th birthday.  I rode with my parents late Friday.  We got there at about 12:45 am.  Stayed at my cousin’s condo.

The birthday was on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Then we went to my other great aunt & uncle’s place for a BBQ & adult beverages.  We had to stay late due to the tremendous torrential down poor of rain “Well I guess this means I should have another rum & coke?”

My dad has 3 cousins around my age in Winnipeg from my great aunt & uncle that hosted the BBQ.  2 of them are older than me & one is a year younger me.  It was great to see my 2nd cousins & significant others, as well meeting or seeing their kids

Again it was shortly after midnight when we went back to my cousin’s place.  Great time seeing everybody though!

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of my cousin we were staying with.  She was cleaning the barn where she keeps her horse.

Whirlwind trip but well worth it!


What?  Sarah Silverman sings with “Walk off the Earth” for their cover of “Video Killed the Radio Star”





I’m not a huge “Aerosmith” fan, but I do like a few tunes from them.  I have their album “Big Ones”, a greatest hits compilation that I changed a few songs on iTunes.  Kim & I went to Boston in 2007 & had supper at the “Boston Hard Rock Café”, one of those moments where I was reminded they’re based in Boston.  Well here are a few songs of theirs…


1994   BIG ONES


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I fell asleep to “Bruno Mars” his newest album “24K Magic”

This where I tell you my exercise music & how much of what I did.  So 10 crunches lame week!  I’m just stretching still so this is what will be/is playing in the house today “The Damned Things”, “Lamb of God”, & maybe some more “Foo Fighters” time permitting.

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I had a great Christmas other than one tiny thing.  FOOD!!!  I swear it was following me & there was always more around the corner.  I think I did OK though.  I haven’t weighed myself since I hit 233 a few months ago, but every piece of clothing that fit me then, still fits me now.  I have a large frame, for me to be less than 215 pounds is attainable anything under that number would be a bad joke.  A bag of “Skin & Bones”.  Too much food, it doesn’t help that I gag on a bite a mashed, boiled, or baked potato either.  I don’t really care for turkey or roasted fowl in general.  I’ll eat turkey but potatoes are not for me unless they’re French fries with ketchup or fries in a poutine (with cheese curds & gravy) that you’ll regret eating later on because you’re so full & weighted down.  Weighing myself is just a number on a scale for me.  “How do I feel?” or “Do my clothes fit me like they should?”

I’ll go walking with Kim helping me after work & on the weekend.  My leg is just being annoying at the moment.  My message therapist suggested it, standing up & moving my legs more & book another appointment with my chiropractor.  Also purchase special socks for my over curled toes that will also help my drop foot.

I have to wait for Kim to be around or I might fall, I’ve already done that enough, not lately, I think maybe in the summer I did?


I just watched the World Junior hockey gold medal game I recorded since I knew I’d miss most of it while at my massage appoint men & I always record extra time if it’s a live sporting event.  I’d have to say that was my style of hockey since watching Wayne Gretzky with the Oilers in the early 1980s!  Really fast & open game, just from one scoring zone to the other.  Not much play in the neutral zone & no fighting/really dumb penalties.  If hockey players really want to fight, I say meet in the parking lot after the game wearing shoes.  I’m still not really a fan of the NHL.  It’s so watered down now.  To finish with a shootout in a championship or playoff game just isn’t right.  “Mom, Dad, can I stay up to watch however many periods of overtime?”  That was me in the ‘80s & early ‘90s


Foo Fighters do a top 10 after a week of performing on David Letterman before releasing their last album “Sonic Highways”


Bruno Mars carpool karaoke.  I just REALLY like Bruno Mars.  He’s like a little bit of James Brown, Michael Jackson, & The Police rolled into one.


I don’t think we have “Record Store Day” in Canada?  I don’t have a record player anyways, I do like the idea which started 10 years ago.  I did have a small record collection before I was ill.  It included U2’s “The Joshua Tree”, Tool’s “Lateralus”, Def Lepards “Hysteria”, Led Zeppelins’ “II”, & Foo Fighters “One by One” among others.



So Big Wreck’s 3rd guitarist has left the band still on good terms though, and now there are 4 people in the band.  Back as it was with 4 members in the late ‘90s & early 2000s.  FYI-Don’t jump into a mosh pit & break your nose to this song then lie to the guy in the first aid tent so you can stand behind the mosh pit to hear the end of the same song & I speak from experience!


Ed Sheeran only released 2 singles, I don’t buy singles.  I’ll wait for a full album release.  Sucks I really like his stuff!



Halestorm released a 6 song EP of cover songs today.  I’ll likely purchase it, but we’ll see?


Who ever thought they see John Mayer on stage with Dave Chappelle covering Nirvana?



8 reasons 2016 didn’t suck so much.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Walk off the Earth shared it……


Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath founder & guitarist, offers an update after his medical scare.



Alter Bridge shared it……




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

“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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I’ll be rushing around today to get everything accomplished before I watch the baseball game after Friday & today’s Ellen & the new Harry Connick Jr. show with Kim.


I fell asleep to “Ben Harper & the Relentless 7” the album “White Lies For Dark Times”


I exercised to “Black Sabbath” the album “Heaven & Hell”


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Exercises are taking longer as I add more repetitions to a few.  Pushups & squats.


Mondays don’t bother me in the least, I know they’re coming!  I know Thursdays are coming too, but Thursdays are, for me, a type of limbo?  It’s not hump day or Friday, it’s Delaware.


I woke up late, I’ll see how much info I can put in this post.  I have the same problem with this blog again, in that it won’t transfer to Facebook properly as for emails, I’m not sure?


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


New “Walk off the Earth” video.


8 years ago Metallica released the album Death Magnetic.  Fans were divided on their opinion of the album.  8 years ago on Tuesday, February 5th I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, & wasn’t likely to survive.


John Mayer’s album “Continuum” is 10 years old today!


7 facts about the upcoming “Sorceress” album from Opeth



Article/interview with In Flames singer, Anders, regarding the importance of Gothenburg on metal


Preorder for the new studio album should be coming soon?


Halestorm shared it…..


From a photo on Facebook, “Paramore” is definitely in the studio.


Tool shared a few songs……




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

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

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


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “T”, as in Trivium on shuffle. The title track from The Crusade is all I have on my iTunes from that album the actual CD is in my CD shelf. I really wasn’t big on that album. It gets a pass from me.

Tattoo on Benji Madden’s skull


No, I have never bought or downloaded “Good Charlotte” or “The Madden Brothers”

Slash, Josh Homme, Lemmy, & Iggy Pop join ‘the loudest silent movie on Earth’.


Radiohead’s 4th album ‘Kid A’ turns 15 today, which means 15 years ago tomorrow I stopped listening to any future Radiohead release, other than ‘In Rainbows’ which I wouldn’t recommend to anyone, you’ll hate it or think it’s OK. If you’re hard core Radiohead fan you’ll love it.


Happy Birthday to AC/DC’s singer Brian Johnson


John Mayer & The Grateful Dead give away 10,000 tickets to New York show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dead-company-giving-away-10-000-tickets-to-new-york-show-20151005 I still like this album quite a bit!

‘Walk off the Earth’ shared it………

Not the song below, which is off one of my brother’s favourite albums? Similar titles, totally different songs.

Paul Stanley’s take on the future of KISS


I was in drafting in high school with an older student that was a HUGE fan of Kiss.

Megadeth have hit 1.000.000 pre-orders for their upcoming release in January & I’m “…one in a million………”

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. LANGUAGE is censored.

Alter Bridge plan to return to the studio January of 2016!!!!!


Songs I like, “Sandbox” 1995 album “Bionic” Bubbles of ‘Trailer Park Boys’ is the singer!

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I have a question. Has U2 found what they’re looking for? Honestly, they were my favourite group once I heard “The Joshua Tree”. Then I grew my U2 catalogue with everything up to & including “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”.

10 best metal riffs of the ’90s according to http://www.loudwire.com

I’ve gotta say the new ‘Muse’ album “Drones” I was really excited for but it’s starting to ware off already. It’s great but not really what I was expecting? Tremonti came out the same day & really surprised me with how good it was!

Muse starts off really good then goes on a slow decline after this first track.

Pentatonix doing the “Evolution of Michael Jackson”

Finger Eleven album review, available July 31st

Taylor Swift made enough noise & apple heard, artists will be paid for the 30 day free trial of apple’s new streaming site.

Finger Eleven TV interview.

Janet Jackson song from upcoming album this fall.

Is it just me or does it seem as though musicians are pushing their albums out really fast? Last week she announced the new album & today there’s a single & an expected release date for the fall? That seems really quick to me. I would think someone would release a single, announce the release date for the album once it’s recorded? I don’t know how things like that work, but it seems as though many artists like to work “under pressure”.

Don’t know why? This has been stuck in my head lately? I must need an “Odds” fix. This album was released in ’93, I’ve listened to it around 4 times since 2008 & it still holds up for me.

More debates over Apple’s streaming music site.

I don’t want my music streaming. How about a subscription to iTunes? I can download for free while Apple pays the artists? We’ve always been able to purchase vinyl, cassettes, CDs or digital files & now you’re taking away the opportunity to own music? If you’re paying them a decent amount for a streaming/radio site, maybe take a look & do the same with iTunes so I can download it & own it instead of paying for renting music for the rest of my life? Look at what you made & what’s wrong with it then fix it? Don’t just build a better mouse trap, fix the old one? More reaction to this topic…

Why Apple says Taylor Swift was right.

If I can’t OWN it legally, torrent files it is! Where you pay $0.00 for anything digital. You take my stuff away, I’ll take your’s away. I have nothing against others using a streaming service. For me it’s like renting an apartment, once you stop paying, you lose the apartment. If you’re paying your mortgage eventually you’ll own your living space. You’ll never own the apartment by paying rent.

John Oliver’s take on the Charleston shooting. Why is this still happening? If you hit your head against a concrete wall 400+ times you’d think it would start to hurt after a while?

Article with “Lamb of God” members on their comeback album now that Randy Blythe is a free man.

Tool announce a Halloween show.

Tribute band fills in for Foo Fighters

Aziz Ansari’s serious take on modern love.

Big Wreck live.

Personally, along with many other baseball fans this is not right. Pete Rose bet on his team to win one game he was managing not playing in & he bet on them to win. Suspension, fine I agree, lifetime ban from baseball not right. Baseball is currently looking around the corner of inducting steroid users into the ‘Hall of Fame’. If one steroid user get’s in, most of the fans will react in a negative fashion.

Songs I like. “John Mayer”

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