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I fell asleep to “Alice Cooper” the album “Paranormal”, “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, & finally “INXS” their “Greatest Hits”

Yeah, bonus live tracks at the end of this album.

 

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so dark?”

 

Exercise total this week; 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 300 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking!  Every day starts with me exercising, no shower, dressed in workout attire, & no breakfast.  Once I finish my exercises, then I allow myself to have breakfast, shower, put on clean clothes, & usually in this room to work on the next blog.  Yep, I hit my goal every day this week.

I do get quiet exhausted after my 60 pushups.  I leave them for the end since I’m useless after them.  I roll on to my side or back since it’s easier to breathe!  I start my exercises on my back, crunches & leg lifts, once I roll on to my stomach & do ½ of my back flexes, I’m breathing pretty heavy already!  I end up doing some of my planking for a bit.  Once the back flexes & planking is done, then I’ll do a set of 20-30 pushups, then fish with 2 sets of 20 or a set of 30.

After I shower, I check to see if my balance has improved with my hands hovering by my transfer pole.  Some days are really good, & most days are bad.  When it’s a bad day I’ll try a few more times.  That’s the reason for the wheelchair & exercising!  I need to start walking with my walker at least once a week, if not 3 times a week.  When I do, I can tell that my exercising makes a HUGE improvement each time!  That being said, I’ve still have a long road ahead of me.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Chris Martin of “Coldplay” covers “Linkin Park” in tribute to Chester Bennington

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-coldplays-chris-martin-cover-linkin-parks-crawling-w495462

 

I’m just easing my way into the world of “Slipknot”.  So far I have no complaints!

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

 

The Agonist shared it……………..

 

Article with “Live” front man Ed Kowalczyk

https://www.alternativenation.net/ed-kowalczyk-live-road-to-mental-jewelry-25-years-later/

 

Paul McCartney played drums on the Foo Fighters’ album!!!

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/paul-mccartney-plays-drums-on-foo-fighters-new-album/

 

Most anticipated hard rock albums for 2017

http://loudwire.com/paul-mccartney-guests-foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-pop-star-cameo-still-mystery/#photogallery-1=1

 

Odd, Gene Simmons is white & complains as much, if not more, than most people I know?

 

Alice Cooper I missed in July is downloading at the moment “Paranormal”

 

Looooong article of 10 things we didn’t know about “Def Leppard’s” album ‘Hysteria’!  The 10 things are highlighted followed by long descriptions, that’s all you really need to see, unless you’d like to read more.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/def-leppards-hysteria-10-things-you-didnt-know-w495277

 

Tentative album release date in the fall for “Trivium”

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/trivium-and-arch-enemy-to-join-forces-for-north-american-tour-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I looked at my iPod today.  The “Paramore” album “After Laughter” & the “Alter Bridge” album “The Last Hero” are burning it up at over 90+ plays each!  “Big Wreck’s” album “Grace Street” is a close 2nd at 70+.

 

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I’m going back to a Sunday, Wednesday, Friday routine this week!

 

Thursday we stayed home & I watched the Blue Jays game.  We cleared off the DVR in the evening.  Friday we slept in until 8:30 am.  I get to bed around 11:30 pm, about an hour later I fall asleep……………if I’m lucky after flipping, tossing, & flopping around!  Kim’s out seconds before she’s lying down.  Friday in the late afternoon, a friend of ours was in town.  We had supper & I had a few Malibu rum & 7 up.  The Gin to 7 up ratio didn’t work out, I had to figure out what to put in the remaining 7 up.  Fake rum it was!  Don’t worry, I have real rum & Coke or beer usually.

Saturday, we spent the afternoon at Sherry & James’ in the backyard on the deck having some adult beverages.  We got there around 3:00 pm & left around 7:00 pm.  Watched the Rider game on TV to see them lose, then watched “Blue Jays in :30” to see them lose 2 -1 in the 10th inning in Cleveland.  Today they play in Cleveland the last game of 3 in Cleveland aka I’ll be on the couch!

 

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R.I.P. Chester Bennington, thanks for the music you’ve left us with.

Yes, it’s sad to hear that anyone has died & we all send our thoughts towards the friends & family affected by the passing of anyone.  If it’s because of suicide, someone should have or likely noticed a change in the individual’s attitude or mood.  If they didn’t notice anything.  The passing of that person should not to be celebrated in any manner.  I know it’s hard to talk about.  I couldn’t deal with mine in the WRC.  I had to ask Kim to write a note to my doctor for me, I dictated it to her & passed it along to my doctor.  I’ve been there, I’ve thought about it many times, before & during my recovery of cancer.  I have no desire to go back to such a dark place.  A suicide is sad, but unjustified!  You don’t have to commit suicide, ask for help, any decent person would gladly listen.  Or take a deep breath, step back, look at the situation, prioritize the issues, & tackle them one at a time.

“The world has lost not only an amazing singer and artist, but a great father and a good friend. Our hearts are broken from the loss. We will miss you Chester.

If you’re alone and feeling the same, reach out. If you’re fighting depression and pain, speak out. There is always someone to listen.” – Stone Sour

 

Stephen Colbert in Russia!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-visits-trumps-golden-shower-hotel-room-w493038

 

New video from ‘The Agonist’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

This annoys me to no end as an audience member.  I’m all for a warning at the start of a show, exactly the same warning you get before a movie plays in the theater!

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-urges-fans-stop-recording-video-shows/

 

Sorry Blue Jay fans, they’re going nowhere fast.  Trade deadline on July 31st, I’m confident that much ado about nothing will happen.  Word is the Rogers owner has told CEO Mark Shapiro & GM Ross Atkins not to blow this team up.  ‘They’re too good of a team’ aka they’re making money off of the TV revenues & attendance at the ball park.  I think we’re living on false hope or a “Look over here, while I do nothing over there” scam!  Bautista & maybe Marco Estrada &/or Francisco Lariano will be traded, nobody else though (the 3 mentioned players have expiring contracts at the end of the season).  They want to keep this old team together for the sake of making a few extra bucks.  As of Sunday morning, before today’s game, they are 44W-53L with 57 regular season games left.  Unless they win, I’d guess 47 or more of those games, I don’t see a playoff game or series happening this year!

 

Foo Fighters albums ranked.  It will be different for everyone, or you may not like Foo Fighters at all.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/

 

Foo Fighters & Queens of the Stone Age plan to take over the world!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/looks-like-foo-fighters-queens-stone-age-planning-take-fking-world-together-2113037?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

 

The original line up of the band “Live” has been & are still touring the world!

 

Senator John McCain’s brain cancer diagnoses shakes up Washington.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/john-mccains-brain-cancer-diagnosis-shakes-up-washington-w493269

 

New song from the sophomore album by “Nothing but Thieves” out September 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the first single they released below.

 

Muse performs “Dig Down” on Stephen Colbert!

 

I wonder if O.J. is using his parole time to look for the real killers?  I’m sure if he asked anyone it would be much quicker than if he was on his own, like the search would be over within 5 seconds.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/ron-goldmans-family-oj-simpson-parole-very-disappointing-w493552

 

 

 

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4 DAY WEEK IN CANADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?” followed by “Stone Sour” the album “Hydrograd” followed by “Stitched Up Heart” the album “Never Alone” followed by “Foo Fighters” the album “Wasting Light”.  Went to bed too early for me, takes me quite a long time to fall asleep.  We went to bed at 9:45 pm, I got up at 5:30 am.

 

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Well I’m fine & back to reality as of Tuesday.  Did most of my exercise, but I was pretty exhausted so I didn’t bother with the yoga.  Made a juice for the week.  Full of bananas, spinach, orange juice, an apple, & carrots.  It tastes really good!

I have a half glass of that every morning, 2 rice cakes with nothing on them, a hardboiled egg or a turkey bite.  Somedays I’ll have 1-3 black coffees.  Lately I haven’t had a morning covfefe.

6 days off was nice, but it REALLY lowered my energy level & my ambition to exercise.  Thank goodness it’s a short week, I need to rest after 6 days off.

Not much going on here today.  I was at my parents’ place after an appointment to get some refills on my pills.  Mom’s in quite some pain still of course but she’s doing very well.  She can make it to their en suite washroom on her own, she even got up to use the washroom in the middle of the night.

 

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Stone Sour, behind the scenes of “Taipei Person/Allah Tea”

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

 

Just because musicians use demeaning language doesn’t mean they’re bad people.  Quite the opposite.  I didn’t swear on stage since I’ve only had a run in with a fan once in University.  I could have ripped him badly but I didn’t.  Our “security” person calmly escorted him off stage.

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

Normal people don’t go to a rock or metal show to beat the crap out of each other.  Everyone is very attentive to the music & just want to have a good time.  Much like anybody else at any concert, but there’s always a few bad apples in every bunch.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Paramore albums ranked worst to first

From the first album to the most recent

 

I don’t think Tool would be performing to an audience that would know or like them at Lilith Fair?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tools-maynard-james-keenan-lilith-fair-declined-bands-offer-to-play-w490948

 

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I got off of the computer quite early on Friday.  I was fevered & felt like a truck hit me.  Sore everywhere & 0 energy.  When I’m sick, which isn’t very often now, it always feels like a wasted day.

Saturday & I still feel terrible.  When I woke up I didn’t feel too bad.  Then I had breakfast, emptied the dishwasher, & made a juice.  I’m so hot now that I should shower again, & get a dry shirt on.

The plus side to Saturday is that I haven’t worked out since November, & I weigh but 235.  I think I was 233 about a year ago.  When/if I hit 215-220 that’s about right for me.  I’m not trying to lose weight, but I just feel better (other than now when I’m sick & feel like I’ve been hit by a truck)

“Saturday night, date night, Saturday night”

Us 2 plugged sickos rented “The Founder” from iTunes.  It was good, I’d recommend it, I don’t need to see it again though.

 

As for today, Sunday, I’m still fevered, not much has changed.  I’ve filled my pill capsules & now I will watch the Blue Jays lose………………….again.

 

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.

 

Pretty big honour for a group with a small fan base!

http://teamrock.com/news/2017-04-21/clutch-will-play-at-the-metal-hammer-golden-gods-2017

 

Ed Kowalczyk, Live singer, article regarding tour

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7767911/live-ed-kowalczyk-tour-interview

 

Article with Paramore.  New single inside the link.  Very long article be warned!

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/22/paramore-wanted-to-quit-band-so-many-times

 

Muse shared it….

 

Deadpool 2 release date now confirmed.  June 1st 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/deadpool-2-sets-2018-release-date-w478311

 

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My doctor called looks like I’ll more than likely have a back operation YAY!  He’s going to call the same surgeon that did my brain surgeries.  I’m not worried about the strong possibility of back surgery, I’m worried about the recovery time.  After the doctor called, Kim teared up, she doesn’t want me to have to deal with something major again.  So I told her “Don’t worry about stuff like this, we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 10 seconds or what will happen in surgery or after, we’ll deal with whatever when it happens”.  I’m anxious for this back thing to be fixed once & for all, & get back to exercising.  This stretching stuff is getting old.

Kim’s parents came down from the Prince Albert area.  We had Easter with them & Sherry Friday night.  Saturday was my Dad’s birthday.  Kim had a bad chest cold that moved to her sinuses & just continued to get worse as the weekend progressed.  She stayed home Saturday to rest.  She was going to go shopping with her mom & sister & then come to my parents for supper.  She just really wasn’t up to doing anything.  My brother & his girlfriend drove me home, dad picked me up in the afternoon.

Kim ha Thursday & has Monday off.  I’ll see how she feels after supper & we may watch a movie if she’s up to it.

 

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.

 

Try not to head bang.  I couldn’t help but head bang!

http://loudwire.com/10-try-not-to-headbang-challenges-expert/

Even though Pantera & Slayer are the 2 bands I listen to on this list.  My head banging song is from Foo Fighters.  Foo Fighters & Big Wreck aren’t featured on here much, but trust me I listen to them a TON!

 

10 best hard rock albums of 1997.  Mine is “The Colour & The Shape” by Foo Fighters of course!

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

 

Radiohead’s “OK Computer” was released in 1997.  That’s a HUGE album still today!  It’s not really even a rock album.

 

Killswitch Engage have scheduled their virtual reality show.  I don’t know how that works & I really don’t need to know.

http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-virtual-reality-show/

 

New video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!  With the preorder of the new album $7.99 on iTunes.

 

Apparently there may also be a new Muse album this year?  Follow up to this album “Drones”.  I wasn’t big on this last album, didn’t have the staying power for me.

 

Trivium shared it.  I should listen to this album more often, I listened to their album “In Waves” yesterday.

 

Rush isn’t done

http://loudwire.com/alex-lifeson-rush-will-be-doing-things-together-again/

 

Really it’s come to lowering the alcohol is being brewed at a lower alcohol, but the alcohol tax is up?  That’s why I drink at home, even though I can’t drive.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3378806/how-04-is-changing-drinking-habits-in-saskatchewan/

 

The original lineup of the band “Live” is talking reunion in this article.

http://www.alternativenation.net/interview-live-nin-rock-icon-woodstock-94-pearl-jam/

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, followed by “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”, & finally “Phillip Phillips” the album “Behind the Light”

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The extent of my week has been rather focused on my sciatic nerve.  I saw the chiropractor the other day and a message therapist Thursday evening.  It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH better than it was!  My chiropractor got the muscle to move quite a bit & at my message therapy appointment Thursday, she could tell.

It’s not perfect but more of a “Hope this can tide you over until the cortisone shot”?  It is really nice to have such little pain in my leg for the time being!  It still could be 5 weeks or so until an appointment can be made for my MRI.

 

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question”.  I’ve heard that many times over my 37 years & it’s always been true.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.  Obviously I need help from time to time.  Here’s an example; we were out for dinner a few weeks ago.  I had to use the washroom before we left the restaurant.  I asked where it was & I was on my way.  I got to the washroom & because I am still quite weak, the door felt as though it was 100lbs.  A waitress was walking by so I asked if she could help me with the door.  No problem!  Sure she’s half the size of me, but much stronger than I.

When I was discharged from the WRC, I could barely lift one of our dinner plates, now I lift 2 or 3 at a time when I’m emptying the dishwasher.  Things are getting back to “normal”.  The only thing is that “normal” looks a bit different than it used to.  There’s no point in me getting frustrated or angry about my situation.  What good will that do anyone?

After so much time with certain doctors I realized something.  I’m living on borrowed time.  These doctors deal with everybody’s medical issues every day, for the 15 minutes I’m there I might as well keep things light & not so serious.  When I show up we don’t need to be so serious & wonder what the next pill is I should ween off, let’s have some fun & forget about my cancer for a bit!  Can you imagine how a doctor of any kind can get stressed, let alone a doctor dealing with a cancer patient can get?!  I’m alive!  Don’t be so serious all of the time.  I’ll be serious when I ask for help with something & once it’s done, I shall return to being a nut job!  (Stick with my strength)

 

Article with “The Pretty Reckless”

https://www.grammypro.com/national/blogs/imperfections-make-it-perfect-pretty-reckless-talk-shop-songwriting-and-newest-album

 

Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/andy-shauf-james-corden-late-late-show-1.4008103

 

Well they were stars in the………………………………………….1980s most of them

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

 

I had issues with 3 movies I had bought from iTunes, so I called their help number & it was FANTASTIC!  I called the line for those with disabilities since I’m unable to get to the hardware needed & the assistance was great!

 

I came across this trailer, & I’m ready to “Geek Out”

 

New Chris Cornell song

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-the-promise/

I can’t find it on iTunes but apparently it’s on a movie soundtrack of the same name?

 

Tickets here $60 festival kickoff in Burlington, Ontario with “The Offspring” & “Live” Saturday, June 10th.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1445805

Yep, I’ve preformed this “Offspring” tune.

 

Pentatonix put a 6 song EP up for preorder today & this comes with the preorder

 

Check out these 25 musical guests on SNL over the years!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/saturday-night-live-rocks-25-greatest-musical-performances-w468638/simon-and-garfunkel-october-18th-1975-w471294

 

Songs I’ve played live.  I was never the head honcho in any band.  The 3 bands I was in were always 4 equal partners.  I just happened to be the singer.

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

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”

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

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