STAYCATION

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I fell asleep to a bit of “Judah & the Lion” the album “Folk, Hop & Roll”, then these 2 complete albums “Nothing but Thieves” the debut S/T album, “Paramore” the new album “After Laughter”

From yesterday.  I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

It takes me a while to fall asleep, music or not.

 

Pretty mellow start to our staycation, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon & night, night time immediately after.

We’re bad at staycations.  We both want to do something productive & end up mildly doing something.  Kim tends to clean, I make a mess & occasionally exercise.

Why do we do staycations?  We like hanging out with our dog & we can’t afford to jump on a plane & go anywhere.  Brewster always has to be with someone.  He has bad anxiety issues when he’s alone or if there is a storm.  Once he hears thunder he immediately starts panting & scratching at the door or hides in the main washroom.

He has small valium pills he will only take if we hide it in cheese or deli turkey.  If he smells the pill, he won’t eat it.  Brewster makes our staycation somewhat normal for us?

We didn’t even venture out to my families cabin last year.  I guess we’re cheap & lazy?  I’m not very adventurous anyways, poor Kim.  I know she’d enjoy a trip.  As long as I get out of the house 1 or 2 times a week, I’m good!

 

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

 

How U2 started in, drummer, Larry Mullen Junior’s kitchen.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/bono-on-how-u2-began-inside-larry-mullen-jrs-kitchen-1976-w489180

At the moment they’re touring for the 30th anniversary of ‘The Joshua Tree’

 

How did Wayne Gretzky get his nick name “The Great One”?

Despite being Canadian, I really don’t watch much hockey & I never played ice hockey.  Just road hockey as a kid.

 

How is the new ‘Tool’ album coming?  Ask bassist, Justin Chancellor.

http://loudwire.com/tool-justin-chancellor-new-album-90-percent-there/

I’m still not holding my breath for a new album this year.  It will be released when “Tool” wants it to be released.

 

Nickelback’s “Feed the Machine” album debuts at number 5 on the charts.  I’m not going to trash them, they’ve done very well for themselves!  Their lead single wasn’t bad for this album.  I’ve heard it 3 or 4 times though & I’m good now.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-feed-the-machine-debuts-no-5-billboard-album-chart/

 

Queens of the Stone Age shared their new single.  August 25th for the entire album release!!!!!

 

The Pretty Reckless shared it….

 

SNES + 21 games for $100.  Sweet deal!  Wait…..I already had my birthday this year.  A console without 18 buttons on the controller is something I’ve been waiting for & available for the public!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/super-nintendo-classic-announce-1.4178166

 

I’ll be here checking Facebook & my email just not 4 times a day!  You may hear from me on Saturday?  Then Monday for certain!

 

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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL SOON!  I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH 3 HOURS OF BASEBALL A DAY!!!!

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I fell asleep to anything & everything you can think of.  I had close to 3 liters of water yesterday.  I think I spent more time peeing in the washroom than I did sleeping in bed.

No, I didn’t hear each entire album.  I’d fall asleep about ½ or3/4 of the way through.  I got up had my 5 day/week breakfast of a hardboiled egg, black coffee, water, & a juice I make of blended fruits & vegetables that looks like baby poop but tastes really good.

I had my breakfast then had to empty the dishwasher & hand wash some dishes.  So I popped on some “Fine Young Cannibals”

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I’m not kidding about the baseball thing.  “Blue Jays in 30” is for when I’m not around a TV.  I know what you’re thinking “Just watch it on a cell phone”.  No!  That totally defies the purpose of owning a large HD TV!

We really didn’t do much of anything but watch the first season (7 45 minute episodes) of Riverdale on Netflix after Hannah went home that morning.  It’s an odd show.  In the Archie comics the characters were very different than I remember.  I think what I wrote on my Facebook timeline suits it very well.

Live action + Archie comic characters + Dateline = Riverdale.  It’s weird but totally sucked me in, then Kim joined the party!  The gangs all there, Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Josie & The Pussycats and more.  I guess the Facebook timeline calls it a teen drama.  I guess so Archie’s dad is played by Luke Perry, formerly of Beverly Hills 90210.

My sciatic nerve is holding up fairly well.  I’m hoping to get an appointment this week with my chiropractor?  My message therapist recommended it before my back goes haywire again.

I’ve got a question for anyone out there.  Have you seen the animated movie “Sing”, & how was it?

 

Ed Sheeran tops the weekly charts!  Deservedly so.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-ed-sheerans-divide-totals-best-sales-week-of-2017-w471763

 

10 best hard rock albums of ‘97

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1997/

Of course I’d choose Foo Fighters, but I’ll have to add a 2nd since they included a Canadian band

Believe it or not Canada Econoline Crush just signed with a new label & are supposedly in the studio!

 

Korn drummer quits to start a different band.

http://loudwire.com/former-korn-drummer-david-silveria-new-band-core-10/

Corn or Korn don’t sit well with me.  Real corn makes me “choke” for some strange reason?

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-compare-trumpcare-to-johnny-depp-in-pirates-sequels-w471787

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh do I like Pentatonix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m tired, I hear the couch calling me.  It needs a friend, the love seat must’ve left?  I’d better check on the couch.

 

Now a few songs I’ve played in the past.  I have our set list from the U of R Engineering Beerfest in 2002.  It was a sold out crowd 500 people.  None of us will ever be in front of that many people at once again.  It was fun and that was our goal!

Our lead guitar player, Rydell, sang this & played the solo.  I took over the rest of the guitar.

Yep, I managed to hit these notes.  I still listen to U2.

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I MISS EXERCISING/ROCK BANDS/LOTS OF STUFF TO DO TODAY, WROTE MOST OF THIS YESTERDAY

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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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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

READING

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide” followed by “Elton John” his “Greatest Hits”

 

I used to read somewhat, not a ton though.  It’s a good thing I didn’t.  I can read fine, it’s just incredibly slow.  With only one eye, I end up reading the same line repeatedly.  I got through 4 pages of a novel & at the pace I was going it would’ve taken me a month to read it.  I tried a Kindle since my parents had a spare.  I could make the printing as large as I needed, which REALLY helped.  I don’t think the book I’m reading or was reading really grabbed me.  It’s the memoirs of Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.  It’s about him being arrested as a murder suspect Russia, while on tour and, a more than crooked judicial system.  I think I left off in the 2nd chapter & a lot of it I knew already.

 

Kim went out yesterday she HATES baseball!  April 3rd is the day we will part for the summer.  She can watch what she likes on one TV & me on the other.  It’s going to be awkward when there’s company with 3 guys, spooning watching baseball.  Nah, we like each other we’ll keep the other around, we just don’t watch as much TV together after the shows end for the summer & I’m glued to baseball & CFL.

It’s been almost 4 months with this screwed up nerve.  2 nights ago, I couldn’t find a comfortable.  It’s not serious pain, just enough to not do anything to bother it.  When I do, I regret it terribly.

I laid down for a nap on the couch after the ball game since Kim was still out.  I was in & out of sleep, listening to music.

 

Stone Sour on tour this summer with Korn

 

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HIM farewell tour

http://loudwire.com/him-ville-valo-band-run-its-unnatural-course-farewell-tour/

For the odd time I listen to this, I should just get rid of it.

 

North American touring dates for Prince’s band “Revolution”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-revolution-expands-north-american-tour-w470529

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres