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I fell asleep to “The Travelling Wilburys”

I exercised to “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” their Greatest Hits.


We finished off Thanksgiving Monday by going to a “My Little Pony” movie with our friends & our “niece”.

EVERYBODY will likely encounter some type of roadblock in their life, there’s no need to hide it.  It is hard to talk about & deal with eventually, just do your best to get over it & put it out there!  I was the same way, I didn’t want people I didn’t know to see me in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  I can’t be in the house & not have new friends for the rest of my life.  I had to get over that.  Since about the middle of 2014 I just let that go, one less thing for me to stress about.  If people want to look, that’s fine by me & questions are more than welcome, even encouraged.

No matter what it is, you can’t worry about it for however long you have a mental, physical, or internal issue.  Let it go so you don’t have to carry that weight with you forever, it will get heavier with each second & once you’ve figured out how to deal with it, you no longer have to worry what other people think.  Most people probably don’t notice it in the first place!

I’m pretty sure I have a bit of OCD in me.  We have 2 bathrooms, both must have 3 extra rolls of toilet paper.  I always stack them on the back of the toilet, in a pyramid.  2 on the bottom, 1 on top, & whatever is currently in use.  I also don’t like a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.  I put what I can in the dishwasher, & %50 of the time I’ll do the hand wash dishes.  I also like to finish a task before I go to bed.  If I don’t I’ll be awake for too long thinking about it.







Ed Sheeran is quite popular so I shouldn’t need to give you much, if any, background on him.  Kim & I saw him in Regina, on tour just before his 2nd of 3 albums was released.  Cool to see him live, but the sound here at the arena sucks.  Whenever he turned on his digital pedal with pre-recorded stuff to make it sound like a full band, everything became slightly distorted.  Not how you want to experience Ed Sheeran, a guy playing acoustic guitar!  This is the show that broke me.  Ended up watching 50% of the show through someone’s cell phone & what was released a few months later?  A concert video of his show at Wembley Stadium!  So glad I paid to watch the concert on a 4 inch screen.

I’m a big fan on his stuff.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters have been my 2 favourite bands for a long time though!  Nothing has changed that.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters both released an album this year.  Ed Sheeran hasn’t received my attention as much as he deserves it.  He “fell through the cracks”.


You shouldn’t need much background, but here are two songs from each of his first 2 albums.

LANGUAGE IN THIS CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s a few songs his latest album!!!


Walk off the Earth cover Tom Petty


Oh my!  Can’t wait for November!

Then December brings us the new Star Wars!!!



Too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert try to even the playing field for Trump.




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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.


See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.


Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.


In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music


Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-korns-disturbing-gothic-new-rotting-in-vain-video-w430096 LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist


Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon


I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.


Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.


I quite enjoy Echosmith!


So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.


Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks


What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?


Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.


Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?


This is just really cool!


26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”


Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con


Followed by the Flash movie trailer


Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/jason-newsted-would-and-steal-project-webcast/ LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


Today’s workout was brought to you by “Queen” Greatest Hits


I posted a blog about “reality” TV in the past & I’d like to explain it in a more detailed way. “Reality” TV is not actually real. I think it should all of it should be on a game show network, because that’s most “reality” TV shows are, game shows! “If you can achieve this task, within these rules & conditions, you’ll win this prize”. Quite a few people like it, and that’s fine. If Kim is watching it, I leave the room usually. Not what I want to see. With a talk show, or news those are REAL EVENTS! If it’s a scripted show it’s like a painter with a blank canvas. A writer or team of writers can go anywhere with whatever topic! I find fictional shows much more interesting along with news & talk shows. No rules or limits, just entertainment. That’s all I want, entertain me. I don’t care for “reality” shows, but that’s just me.

Motley Crue does nothing for me.



Jon Stewart crashes Stephen Colbert’s monologue



Justin Bieber appears on James Corden’s show.



Travis Barker (Blink 182 drummer) talks about Scott Weiland in an article.



Article with Randy Blythe, “Lamb of God” vocalist



11 most underrated metal guitarists


I’m going to add singer/rhythm guitarist for “Trivium” Matt Heafy. Lead guitarist for “Into Eternity” Tim Roth. Along with the kid down the street that will blow us away in 15 years!


Article with Mark Tremonti



Drummer Travis Barker, confirms release in 2016 from Blink 182.



More Scott Weiland news



“Cage the Elephant” perform on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Can’t tell you why, just can’t get into them?



Chad Kroeger of “Nickleback” is being sued for $13,000,000 by an insurance company



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer


Friday’s Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!


Songs I like, “Zakk Wylde” former guitar player for Ozzy Osbourne. I have 2 of his albums. Good at what he does, I only listen to his albums about once a year.


Sunday may be my last blog of the year? I’ve been working on my top 10 albums of the year since early November, so we’ll see what happens. My top 10 list will close out 2015 as far as blogging goes. I’ll be here for emails & facebook though.


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Give the site a moment to load all of the links. It takes a bit for my computer & it crashes on Kim’s cell.

Maybe I haven’t heard the music, seen the movie or TV show? Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite!

Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog


1st inning 2nd batter.

Kansas throws at his head in each of the next 2 at bats. They hit new Blue Jay SS Troy Tulowitski, then eject the rookie in the 8th inning. I guess MLB umpires can get away with anything? Blue Jays never retaliated after or before the warning, yet the field manager gets ejected from the game & suspended for 1 game. Then all of this nonsense & ballyhoo happens…

8th inning rookie pitcher suspended for 3 games, ejected immediately. If your on the mound to hit a batter, you throw at his torso or head, not his leg/ankle.

I saw “Montage of Heck” on youtube. It was either a fake or VERY over hyped.


Time to move on Mr. Cavalera


Some bands just don’t get it?


Hetfield/Garfield mash up


Ryan Adams is doing a cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album in the style of The Smiths


The Book of Opeth


Yes, I like Opeth!

Jon Stewart’s Wednesday night’s show.


Remember when Edgefest toured across Canada & I broke my nose in the mosh pit? I miss that, not the broken nose part…………………..but this is the song I broke my nose to.


The Agonist shared it….

Rolling Stone says you need to hear these country albums. This is my preferred country music


iTunes is now illegal in the U.K.??????????????????


If it becomes illegal here, I’m out for digital music. Vinyl it is! Buy it, rip it to a different software, & throw out the album. I’m not touching any streaming music site!!!!

The Zombies to release new album. I know this isn’t their song.


Another Halestorm solo contestant for the song ‘Mayhem’

This mornings workout included this album…..

Finger Eleven’s album “Five Crooked Lines” is available world wide & definitely worth a listen!


Duran Duran working with Lindsay Lohan?


6 Trivium albums in 6 minutes

Unsettling scene cut from the Kurt Cobain bio-pic ‘Montage of Heck”


Songs I like, “New Meanies” The last time I saw them was in ’99. Immediately after the show I went to the hospital to see my grandmother who died of breast cancer that year.

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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




We were out last night to see the movie “Trainwreck” written & starring Amy Schumer & leading male actor Bill Hader. It was pretty good! Still buy blu-rays, & this movie I’ll purchase whenever it is released on blu-ray. R rated comedy!

Micheal Jackson co-wrote “Do The Bartman” that I had the cassette of in grade 6.


Lamb of God on Friday aka Thursday night!


Hayley Williams, of Paramore, on New Found Glory song. I think she’s engaged to one of them?

Jon Stewart’s final interview with Barack Obama


Elvis Presley jumpsuit & guitar up for auction


Everybody remember “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul? It happened again


25 terrible original names of famous bands


Pharrell’s “Freedom” video


Keith Richards did something………………….other than cocaine?


Prince’s ‘Baltimore’ lyric video


Saw this trailer last night, Kim turns to me & says “You can go with your brother”. Message received boss!

Ryan Adams pays tribute to Dave Grohl.


“Black Sabbath” were miles away writing a very similar & famous song!


Article about the movie “Trainwreck” & Amy Schumer’s character in the film.


Songs I like. “Me first & the gimme gimmes” Punk covers of well known songs from any genres! 8 albums, I think I have 6 on CD. Chris Shifflet of Foo Fighters is or was the lead guitar player. Funny punk not hard core punk.

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“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




I woke up today & thought “OOOOO, it’s Friday!!! NOPE, it’s Tuesday!” I did that weeks ago as well. Very disappointing.

Here it is 8:26 am & 3 people in the USA have viewed my blog 10 times each for a total of 30 views already. It doesn’t tell me who they are, just the country & how many people have viewed the site however many times. Thanks, hold your horses, I don’t post this until the end of the day around 5:00pm.

I don’t really know what Facebook means, but it says this blog had 2800 readers yesterday? It must mean I’ve had 2800 people in total from 2012-now! Thanks!

316 friends on Facebook for me, & I rarely get a PM, usually only if I initiate the conversation same with email. I don’t have the time to talk to each individual despite my effort & me being at home all day. I’m not leaving Facebook but maybe don’t speak publically about a trip or vacation until after the event happens & you are back home? Just a thought? Use the internet however you like. For me it’s more for tagging others or joking around, but that’s just my view. If you’re cool with email, know me personally, & have something to say to me, an email won’t kill you REALLY? I use email & survived stage 4 brain cancer??!!! Did I just blow your mind? Hahahahaha!

EVERYBODY has email, not all people have Facebook or twitter? I’m not on twitter, so I use email to stay in contact with people. I’m basically on Facebook for the information & the 6 or 7 people who have issues with their email. One day I’ll pop up & say “I’m canceling my facebook account”. You could argue the pros & cons of each.

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog. I see a commercial for this game & multiple times I think “Cool a new Batman movie!!!!!!!!!”! Then I see that it’s a video game?


Is the removal of the Confederate Flag really that big of a deal for caucasians?




Tremonti & Trivium!!!!!

Director/Producer Judd Apatow on Jimmy Fallon. Director/Producer of “Superbad”, “Knocked Up”, “This is 40”, “40 Year Old Virgin”, “The Pineapple Express”, “Bridesmaids”, “Anchorman 2”, etc., now “Trainwreck”. R rated comedies.



I learned how to jive in high school gym class. It & The Polka were my two favourites. No, I was nowhere near this good, nobody ever left the ground. I could listen to “jive”/”swing”/”upbeat jazz” any day!

So I bought this last week, then yesterday I bought the following . Both from iTunes & I’m done for the month or I’ll go over my allowance, since I have 2 pre-orders left this month “Lamb of God” on Friday & “Finger Eleven” on the 31st . For me these are both catchy.



All while listening to my Friday pre-order.


I can be very cheap at times, but I’m also terrible with money for music! Before I buy something or pre order something on iTunes I always ask Kim. I know my limit, as it gets closer I ask!

Jon Stewart on Donald Trump


I’m not a fan of their music, but almost every metal fan is.


This happened last year & I was all “WHAT?????????????????????”. Spidergirl?

44 years ago Black Sabbath released “Masters of Reality”


MTV video award nominees. I’m all in for Ed Sheeran, no biggie though. Awards for art I’ve never really understood?


Good grief, wrong condo suite people! Didn’t you lock your door when you left? Now I have to lock our door while I’m home. “OO, nice dog!” Did you have a dog when you left? Weird?

Sufjan/Cat Stevens Tour dates. Notice nothing in Canada, as per usual.


I think I know what I should do? Put a basket at the front door. When people come over I’ll have them put their phone, tablet or iPad in the basket when they’re under my roof visiting Kim & I. If it’s not a possible emergency, then why is there a phone here? I don’t have/want one. Do you need one at the moment when you’re here for a visit?

Number of iTunes accounts 800 million


Blog by iTunes Match user & other Apple products.


I don’t have the patience to tell you how many iTunes Match users there are in the world or how many have unsubscribed from this service, but we’re taking our $25-$28/year & leaving, as many people have done. I don’t want big brother/Apple looking over my shoulder knowing what I listen to & judging me on that. The rich get richer & now the poor “……taketh away……”

Why bigger budget’s for movies don’t always make the film better.


Today’s Rock It Out Blog. Me either since the 4th album, “Kid A”. “Pablo Honey”, “The Bends”, & “OK Computer” especially the latter 2 are AWESOME to me. 2 must hear albums, like them or hate them. I think Radiohead lost a lot of fans with the release of “Kid A” but gained different fans also!



Little bit of Todd Bryanton’s work?


Songs I like. “The Mayfield Four” Myles Kennedy’s previous band I saw in ’99 opening for “The Watchmen” & headliner “Big Wreck”. Now the singer for “Alter Bridge” & Slash’s solo albums.


“The Fallout” album is not on iTunes, I had to download it as a torrent before I was sick or pay over $160 on Amazon for 1 CD?

Sorry, I love his voice!

On backing vocals.

Alter Bridge!

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“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




I got up at 5:30am. I watched Jimmy Fallon & Conan after I had my breakfast, started the dishwasher, Kim then left for work, did my exercise, came in here & started writing a post for the blog. I got up since I had to pee I figured I might as well get up.

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Courtney Love covers Al Green?


I haven’t watched “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2007? When I did watch it, it was great though. Too bad he’s leaving it.


New I Mother Earth single!!! Streaming for free for a limited time on their website!


I’m pretty sure she meant Sonic the Hedgehog. lol


“10 Years” new video. Never heard of them before they sound OK though on this tune though.


Achtung Baby & The Joshua Tree are by far my 2 favourite U2 album out of how many of their albums!





I honestly didn’t know these groups were still making music?


This is the last I had heard of them?


Anyone remember Scott Weiland (former singer of Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver)


Alice Cooper is recording an album of cover songs! Expected to be released around September!!!


AC/DC announce 2015 world tour


System of a Down fans are ready & waiting! This is a group you’ll hate or like! I hated them from the start then eventually liked them



Queen City Rocks by 104.9 The Wolf, Regina’s Rock Station


Just put Charles Manson on death row already. He has stated he would kill again if released sometime in the early 2000s


Courtney Love Cobain opens up about everything on David Letterman


In Flames on aggressive tendencies


I don’t want to report on Kanye bashing anyone, especially Sir Paul McCartney!


Regina charity for sick kids could fold soon


There is no longer a big 4 of metal groups, always mentioned as the big 4. It is now the big 5. Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, & now Lamb of God! Just ask Slash.







Nobody really knows of Lamb of God, probably because it’s a small niche market unlike country music, which is a HUGE niche market at the moment & iTunes now, cheap/free music. I don’t like their first self titled album “Burn the Priest” they changed their name to Lamb of God afterwards. I have all 6 of their CDs as well as their 3 CD anthology. I believe they’re in the studio recording their 8th studio album. They aren’t rich & live in mansions. I believe the majority of their sales are from iTunes? They have toured all over the globe as headliners & opened for Metallica, Slayer & they’ve been a part of Gigantour put on by Megadeth. Regular guys from Richmond, Virginia who have sold millions of albums though on iTunes.

Vinyl records? I don’t have room for them & they skip or get scratched. Just like the pile of CDs in our closet? If I have to purchase vinyl I’ll rip them to iTunes, put them on my iPod & throw them away!


I do love this song though. I have the actual album it’s on & a 70’s compilation it’s on. On iTunes & my iPod


Rock & metal festivals 2015


Dave Grohl is well known for stopping fights at Foo Fighters shows among Foo Fighters fans. WARNING!!!!


What did newly acquired catcher, Russell Martin have to say about the Toronto Blue Jays?


What did Jose Bautista have to say? I would say they didn’t do enough!


Bad news fatal car crash


I wonder why I don’t watch the news more than once a week? Probably because it’s usually full of bad news! I watched the CTV Regina news last night at 6:00pm & it sucked BIG time! The entire hour was full of road accidents, people dying, wars where ever, & other depressing stuff. For me I like to be informed with what’s happening in town. It’s full of bad news nothing good! How about a babies were born today, puppies & kittens were born today, some good news for a change! For me ignorance is bliss! If I want to hear or see that someone died or anything like that I’ll find a TV show or a movie to watch! The news is not for me.

Songs/Videos I like. I’m not a huge Aerosmith fan but they do have a bundle of great songs.





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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

“Butthead” aka Chris