SICK, STRETCHING, & PLAYING BASS LINES ON MY GUITAR

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I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”, followed by “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

Just a lot of stretching this week to “Boston” the album “Boston”

 

Well, it’s Thursday and I’ve got a cold really well.  My entire body is sore, I’ve got what sounds like a smoker’s cough, & every time I cough, I bring up phlegm from the deep.  I also have a sinus headache.  I thought a cod was supposed to get better after a few days.  Kim touched my forehead before she left for work.  She said it felt warm, no surprise to me.

I’ve been stretching every day & practicing guitar.  I find teaching myself guitar frustrating.  I know what to do, my left hand disagrees.  I never really practiced the first time around.  Picked up my mom’s old acoustic, learned some bass lines, & helped Rob learn bass.  About a year later I got my first guitar for my 21st birthday.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Who enjoys some “Chevelle”?  Here are the albums ranked by Loud Wire.

http://loudwire.com/chevelle-albums-ranked/

 

Yep, Paramore, Royal Blood & Linkin Park are all available for preorder on iTunes!  Holy “Blondie” & “Devo” pop music from Paramore!

 

Really cool video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Linkin Park.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE these movies!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Donald Trump.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-donald-trump-one-term-president/

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Well that was a bust!  The sedative did nothing for me at my MRI appointment. I think it was a placebo?  Either way I didn’t really need it.  This MRI machine was much bigger than the one at the hospital, & they were looking at my lower back, not my brain & entire spine.  We saw the MRI, I have a bulging disc, and I’ve had it since high school.  I’m guessing I have some options.  A) More physiotherapy B) More messages & chiropractor visits C) Surgery

Kim just assumes it will be surgery & then got really worried about me aka she started crying.  I held her & told her not to worry about me, I don’t like seeing her so worried, and we don’t even know what the doctors will say.  The only thing we’re pretty sure about is no cortisone shot.  They can do more damage to the bone structure than good.  Kim, don’t worry whatever the doctors decide, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.

That was our Friday night!  No more wild parties here, we’s old!

Saturday was very lazy.  We did nothing, didn’t even breakup with Janis!  We watched the Blue Jays lose……..again.  We also rented “Christmas Office Party” hilarious R rated comedy!

 

Today, I’ll be watching the Toronto Blue Jays hopefully win their 2nd game so their record looks a bit better instead of the current 1W-4L.  We can all just pretend there is no problem in LF & 1B, we’ll pretend they’ll make it to the playoffs in Sept-Oct??????

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

Instead of Stone Sour giving us photos from the studio from months ago with the album title.  How about a release date for the album Hydrograd?

Mr. Todd Bryanton.  Did I mention he’s a really good guy too!

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/regina-musicians-latest-video-racking-up-millions-of-views-on-youtube

 

This looks like a good movie!

 

Everything The Watchmen do musically is AWESOME!!!  Their new live album of 21 songs is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/music/turn-up-the-stereo-418428633.html

 

Albums on the way Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood those are almost set in stone that they’ll be released, & of course Stone Sour.

 

Movies I would like to see this year.

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NICE TO BE BACK ON THE HORSE (SORT OF)

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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”, followed by “Halestorm” the album “Into the Wild Life”

I exercised to “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”

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When I was going my therapy, my hands/palms would get very sweaty, especially during my Occupational therapy.  When I would do something simple, my hands would shake & sweat terribly.  I didn’t have much strength at all.  I was doing my therapy putting plastic pipes together (more like the idea of using it as legos for fine motor skills).  I never want to drop anything, so my hands started sweating ASAP since I was so nervous.  Physio, occupational, & exercise therapy were all scheduled for 45 minutes to an hour each.  The vast majority of my therapy was 17 hours a week.  My therapists doubled me for quite a while.  It worked though!

They may not be the tremendous numbers they were before, but I could feel it on my abs this morning.  This with my exercise feels normal to me.  The last 4 ½ months just felt like I was absolutely useless, so this is a very welcome change.  I guess it has to do with not being so dependent on others.  Everyone has been really good about taking me to wherever, I just don’t like to be a “burden” to others.

There aren’t even many releases I’m holding out for?  Other than Pentatonix & Linkin Park, I only know for certain that there are a few albums coming from Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Sour & Royal Blood.  “In a galaxy far, far away” someone has a new Tool album?

The other 3 supposed arrivals have no new material out yet!

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Still, today, here, on Earth, WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/youtube-plans-policy-changes-after-lgbtq-video-controversy-w473033

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.  Pretty much anything guitar & vocal wise I could do other than solos.

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Before I forget.  No blog on Friday, morning televised spring training baseball.  April is right around the corner!!!!!!

BACK TO MY EXERCISE (LIGHT EXERCISE)

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I fell asleep to “Linkin Park” their first album “Hybrid Theory”

I exercised to “The Barstool Prophets” from the album “Crank”

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As much as I’d like to start of full on, I can’t.  I’m not supposed to do the full amount I was doing before anyways, so the doctors tell.  So I’ll level things out at a slightly smaller number.  It will be very slow going until I get a cortisone shot anyways.  I like proving the doctors wrong, but better safe than sorry since I’ve run out of tax claims for the year for chiropractor appointments!  I can’t wait to have a doctor lean on a 6” needle with all they’ve got into my spine, YAY!

 

RUN DMC plays Wikipedia.com fact or fiction

http://loudwire.com/run-d-m-c-darryl-mcdaniels-dmc-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

If I started listening to rap it would Beastie Boys more often & RUN DMC

 

I wish “Stone Sour” would just stop posting a photo of whichever member recording in the studio.  We know they’re done and the album release is in June.  Stone Sour fans know and we’re just waiting now.

 

Bob Dylan plans North American tour after covers album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-plots-north-american-tour-after-new-covers-album-w472803

 

Finger Eleven had their first rehearsal for their 3 big 20th anniversary shows being filmed, I’m assuming for release next years for the 20 year celebration!

 

Songs I just wanted to play, & a few more when I filled in for a friend.

 

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HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “OK Computer” followed by “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”

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I hope you all have fun tonight & get home safe!  No drinks for me.  I’m on some powerful muscle relaxants for my annoying nerve.  A few days after I was in the WRC they put on a “happy hour” for the residents.  I went to it.  I’m on multiple pills 3 times a day & I’m not supposed to drink then they turn around & have one of the nurse’s hand out 2 free drinks to anyone?  Holy mixed messages Batman? I don’t remember if I was able to drink anything at the time.  I couldn’t drink anything for quite a while.  My water & food came through IV for a few years.  My IV was full of a liquid called TPN.  I think it was 2010 that I was able to drink through a straw.  Even beer.  You don’t see that “every day”.

Yeah, I saw my chiropractor yesterday.  My dad took me.  I left here before 2:00 pm, then stayed at my parents’ house until after supper.  Kim had a hair appointment & wasn’t going to be home until 8:00pm or so.  Mom sent home some supper for her.

The chiropractor said it moved really well yesterday, & first did a lot of work on my ribs that had moved.  It feels REALLY good now.  He told me to gradually work into a not so demanding exercise & to keep up with my stretches.  So I did today.  Stretches, 100 crunches & 20 pushups.  As far as the leg exercises go, I plan to do them once everything feels 100% better.  Better safe than sorry.

My routine at the moment is slightly wonky, with my nerve being stubborn.  I get up & get ready at 7:00am.  By the time I do that, & pour a cup of coffee it’s near 7:30.  I watch 2 of the 3 late night talk shows I record, then CNN…………….& I laugh about not having a leader who thinks he can do whatever he wants.  I think I see Sean Spicer flapping his lips, trying to spin a quote from Trump, more often than I see Kim?  I can just imagine how he feels when his alarm goes off.  “Ah, what am I gonna have to spin today.  Wait I’ll check twitter”

 

Princes “New Power Generation” band has some tour dates coming up.  Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/princes-new-power-generation-band-reunites-for-tour-w472524

 

The new Green Day isn’t too shabby!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-brooklyn-2017-exclusive-photos/

 

Comedian, Tracy Ullman, points out sexist double standard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tracey-ullman-gives-men-a-taste-of-the-worlds-ugliest-double-standard_us_58c60992e4b054a0ea6b6b53?

 

The “Radiohead” album “OK Computer” is & always has been considered one of the most important albums of all time.  The really cool thing was they wrote it while on tour for the album “The Bends” in the late 1990s & Foo Fighters were opening for them.  Foo Fighters would do a 10:00 minute sound check, then Radiohead would do a 2 hour sound check arguing about how to arrange the songs.  Go to 15:12 in the video to hear FF drummer Taylor Hawkins talk about opening for Supergrass & Radiohead way back when.

LANGUAGE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I have Supergrass’ greatest hits album, on CD.

 

“Weird” Al details his next LP with his 8 bit video game music video.  All for his box set “Squeeze the Box”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/weird-al-yankovic-details-medium-rarities-with-new-video-w472577

My, this is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

New lyric video from Linkin Park

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-lyric-video-battle-symphony/

 

Expected/anticipated hard rock & metal releases for 2017.  A lot of I don’t know, I don’t really care, I don’t think so, a few I can’t wait, & if there’s a new A Perfect Circle being released, we can wait even longer for the next Tool release.  Maynard probably won’t sing on 2 different albums then he’s supposed to tour with A Perfect Circle.  All of this while maintaining a vineyard?

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-lyric-video-battle-symphony/#photogallery-1=1

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S. Sorry, yesterday’s post was brief.  Facebook was eerily quiet & I didn’t have much to say.

I DON’T WANT TO BE “THE CANCER GUY”

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I fell asleep to “Simon & Garfunkel” the 3rd disc of a 3 disc boxset I own, I really just wanted to relax!

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As much as I’d like to be known as a friend, cousin, son, nephew, grandson, etc.  I’ll be called all of those things ending with “…who had cancer”.  It makes sense though.  I am all of those things “…who had cancer”.  I’m Kim’s only husband, as far as I know.  I’m also Mitch’s only sibling, as far as I know!  I have multiple friends & cousins & my parents have 2 kids.  For friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, my parents or grandparents, “…who had cancer” is probably the easiest way to tell others who I am.  It doesn’t define who I am but it pinpoints who they’re talking about.  In that sense I get it & I’m fine with that.

 

I’m getting a photo/day of a Stone Sour member in the studio.  I know they’re done recording it, time for a preorder or a release date already.

 

Rock stars in drag.  If it was the ‘80s, it doesn’t count.  Dee Snider of ‘Twisted Sister’ does not count.  That was regular show attire for him.

http://loudwire.com/fabulous-rock-stars-in-drag-watch/

 

Who can afford to go to Ed Sheeran in Saskatoon?  $117 for Kim & the same for me, & I bring my own chair????????????????  We’re out???????????????????  $234 plus gas & food??  Nope, I’ve seen him once with terrible sound!

 

I used to be a heavy drinker, now 4 drinks over the weekend is about maximum for me.  I’m older & don’t go out to establishments to drink.  If I do go out, it’s more so to purchase beer to put in the fridge.  I also don’t have a license.  I’m prevented from driving since I only really have one eye to work with.  Going out ends up costing more than necessary as well.  The new drinking & driving laws don’t really affect me much & my wife rarely drinks.

For me, it’s never really been about getting drunk, & less so as I get older.  Getting drunk in your 20s with your friends is one thing but I have more important things to do as I get older.

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/mobile/changes-on-tap-as-craft-breweries-respond-to-new-impaired-driving-laws-in-sask-1.3324286#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=CFCBswK

The only reason for me to get drunk is when we’re babysitting for our friends, so I can be “drunk uncle”

 

Josh Gad (Olaf) & Jimmy Fallon “Box of Microphones”

 

Article with guitarist, Mark Tremonti, of Alter Bridge.  I’ve heard you need a 7 string guitar to play anything from the newest release.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/mark_tremonti_why_i_love_alternate_tunings_so_much.html

 

Teens react to Linkin Park.

http://loudwire.com/teens-confused-linkin-parks-new-pop-direction-react-video/

 

Some fans of music don’t want to hear the same thing regurgitated by the same band…how does that old saying go?  “Variety is the spice of life”, that’s how I look at it anyways.  I know not everyone looks at it that way.  I’m a Linkin Park fan.  I’m not a fanatic, but I’m a fan of their studio stuff, I haven’t listened to their live stuff much though.

“Faint” from their 2nd album released in 2003

“Heavy” to be released later this year

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

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

I’ll warn you, Facebook is quite slow this week.

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

 

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Chris

SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “U2”  “The best of U2” from 1980 – 1990

 

Not much happening until next week with my sciatic nerve.  My doctor had a death in the family, as well as his own operation.  My chiropractor has some time off at the moment.  I’ll be on the couch icing my back and watching TV, listening to music, & feeling useless.  It’s the worst it’s ever been since I can remember & it’s just getting worse.  I really can’t do anything at the moment.  Kim’s really helping me out with food, pills or whatever I’m trying to do that she sees me struggling with.

 

10 things you can learn about Dave Mustaine by who he follows on Twitter.

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-dave-mustaine-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

New Linkin Park for preorder!!!!!!!!  Full release on May 19thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.  Just shows that lessons aren’t always needed but can help if you aspire to improve your skills.

https://allthatshreds.com/whats-new-alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-interview/

 

The Nintendo Switch

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/5-reasons-why-the-nintendo-switch-might-actually-be-genius-w467770/the-joy-cons-are-really-clever-w467775?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

Yep, Pentatonix shared it again…………….

 

What have I been listening to while doing nothing all day?

Big Wreck

 

Boston

 

Ascot Royals

 

Coheed & Cambria

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megadeth

 

Why did no one tell me the Boston album was so good?  Anyways, you probably won’t hear from me for a while.

 

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