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I fell asleep to “U2” the album “Songs of Experience”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”


Monday I only did 3 out of 6 exercises, pushups, crunches, & squats.  Tuesday was my birthday aka I did nothing!  On Monday I was still recovering from Saturday.  No hangover, just stayed up too late.  Usually any time after 11:00 pm, is a game of Russian roulette for me.  Everyone left by 11:00 pm, but I stayed up until 12:20 am or so & wrote most of this!


I guess I’m old now & not as cool anymore.  I’m 38 & still feel (in my mind) like I’m 20.  I really don’t miss doing the jobs I did in my teens.  Especially being a “banquet porter” at a hotel.  Longest shift I ever worked was there 14 hours long.  That was a difficult job, strength wise.  All of those weddings, Christmas parties, ethnic nights, meetings, dances, etc.  That’s why I got so tired of hearing “one hit wonders” from the 90s.  Most nights there would be some event & weekends were a guaranty there would be at least 3.  Bartending, serving food, cleaning up & setting up meeting rooms for the next day, putting a banquet room together, all of that I did for far too long 16-20 years of age I’m guessing.  I already had to wear a tuxedo shirt & a bowtie for high school band & choir at school & then at work that night………….by the way, I REALLY don’t like wearing dress clothes.

You’ve probably never thought of who put 500 round tables in here for your supper & this dance floor for afterwards.  I never thought about it either, but it was a team of likely 20 people, & I was one of them.  I’d spend an evening shift going up & down the back hallway & heard this kind of stuff on repeat……..

How many times have you heard the “Macarena”?  Great multiply that by 50 & welcome to my life as a teenager!

I would hear those songs 5 times minimum on a Friday or Saturday night at work.  Then go home & watch “Much Music” & turn it off immediately if they were playing one of those songs.  I can tolerate them, but after the 3rd time it just became ridiculous!


I tried really hard to watch “The Grammy Awards” but it was mostly me thinking “Who’s that?  Why is this the cool thing?  Man, I don’t get the attraction to this music, it’s mostly disposable candy music I’ll forget tomorrow.”

Thank goodness for “Bruno Mars”, “Sting” & “U2”.  If you we’re hoping to see the rock & metal categories, they weren’t aired on the TV broadcast.  Foo Fighters won for best rock song & Mastodon won for best metal performance.


Bruno Mars may sample stuff, but he’s always entertaining!

I think this all points to the fact that I’m not all that hip to what the cool kids are listening to, & that I suddenly became old.

I didn’t see the last 15 minutes of “The Grammy Awards” & I’m pretty sure I didn’t need or want to.  Congratulations to those who were nominated & those who won.  I applaud you’re hard work, I’m just not your demographic for most of you.


Every front man/front woman wants to be Freddie Mercury on stage, but they’re not.  They’re themselves & fans just want honesty, so it works out for everyone.  I wasn’t in an extremely successful band or even a moderately successful band.  I figured, “They paid $5 to see us play, might as well do the best I can!”  If anybody saw us whether it was a free benefit show or if it was a $15 ticket to a Cabaret, they’d better enjoy their evening.


Are you a “Led Zeppelin” fan?  Have you bought the “Greta Van Fleet” album “From the Fires”?  It’s 8 songs that you could easily put on any “Led Zeppelin” album with upbeat tempos.


I made the mistake of watching some of the “State of the Union” speech last night, & I almost……


It doesn’t matter how many beer you have “Tom Sawyer” is one of the 3 radio hits by Rush that has never been enjoyable for me!



Should the Blue Jays have tried harder to get Christian Yelich?  Try?  Who says they went that far?  Anything not regarding Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should have been seriously considered.  The GM & the manager of baseball operations were told not to “blow up” the core players.  So I guess it’s the owner of Roger’s communications who really wants to irk the fans.  So far this has been an absolutely TERRIBLE off season!

If you’re not a diehard fan of the “Toronto Blue Jays” at this point I’d ask that you please avert your eyes.  This season could be worse than last year.  If you choose to watch you’ll likely be watching mostly old struggling players among a few minor league players to fill other spots.


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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


You likely won’t hear from me until Monday morning.  Kim has her EDO Thursday & has Monday off as part of the Easter weekend.

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide”, then “Pentatonix” their 4th EP of covers, & finally “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Colour Before The Sun”


Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the new album “Live & In Stereo”


We’re broke.  No other way to put it.  Maybe it’s because of tax season, but we have less cash flow than most average couples when it’s not tax season.  We spend the same amount of money a month as most people our age spend in a week.  Kim has a good job, & she enjoys it.  The last time we went out for supper was probably my birthday in January?  We can’t afford to travel anywhere.  I end up blaming myself, knowing I couldn’t have predicted this situation.  All of that being said, I do blame myself somewhat.  After all, I’m the one who had cancer & put us in this spot.  I’m NOT asking for a hand out, I’m just telling you how it is.  So many people have helped us out financially along the way, especially when I was in the hospital.  Thank you!

I always worry about our finances, since I’m terrible with money & I never see what we have in the bank.  I guess paycheck to paycheck is how we’re living now.  I always ask Kim if we can afford whatever I’m looking at purchasing.  My weakness is music from iTunes.  No matter how much it is, I ask Kim if it’s OK.  Kim gave me an allowance.  More than likely a good idea.  I’ve really slowed down on buying music anyways.  I know which artists I want to hear more of, & it’s not every band I’ve heard of!  I only had 2 years of mortgage insurance, but neither of us was working for almost 5 years.

I guess Kim & I suffer from the cancer side effect originally from Hawaii called “Lackamoola” as my brother found a birthday card for me years ago.

This is a one income no kids (oinks) household.  If there’s a child in this house, the battle is between Brewster & I.  I like stuff & he needs to be with someone 24 hours a day.  He has terrible anxiety.  If he sees me putting on my shoes, he starts to freak out.


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.


System of a Down albums ranked.  First one good the rest, AWESOME!


Pentatonix shared it…….


I didn’t watch it so there is possibly some LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t need to hear any more about Trump.  Thanks though John Oliver


Trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3”.  LANGUAGE!  The first two were HILARIOUS!


Yep, some are pro Planned Parenthood & some are totally against it, it’s a personal choice in my eyes.


I think I’m the only metal fan on earth that’s not a fan of “Mastodon”


After the game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays have played 7 games & only have 1 win to show for their efforts.  They are currently 1W-6L.  Last April they finished the month at 11W-14L.  I hear all of these broadcasters saying “Aw, it’s only April” & they want to see meaningful baseball in September.  Well these games are just as important if you want to see meaningful baseball in September.  What were Blue Jay fans doing during the last regular season game last year?  Praying to make it into the playoffs!  If you turn their wins & loses around for April of last year to 14W-11L, I wouldn’t have been biting my nails during the final game last year.  Right now 11W-14L looks like an impossible achievement.  Mostly the same players picking up right where they left off last year………………….sad.  The only real upside is at first base.  The guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat the last 2 years.  So far this year, he’s one of the best hitters they have.  He’s not a home run hitter, but he does hit very well as a contact hitter.  Only 155 games left in the regular season!


YAY!  Royal Blood release confirmed “How did we get so dark?” release date June, 16th!  No preorder or anything like that………………yet!  I think I just saw on their Facebook page that there will be a song available on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!  They’re not a metal band if you’ve never heard of them.  A drummer & bass player/singer, a hard rock band.  Dave Grohl called them to see if they’d open for Foo Fighters on the tour for “Sonic Highways” during 2015.


10 year old drummer wins Denmark’s Got Talent drumming Rage Against The Machine & Led Zeppelin


Jimmy Kimmel on Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments




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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart






The Agonist


The Pretty Reckless


These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.


Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon


Lamb of God shared it….


Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.


Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!


Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song


New Mastodon track


New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad


I’ll catch you on Sunday!




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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the third album “Never Wanna Die”, then “The Damned Things”

I exercised/stretched to “Big Wreck” the album “In loving memory of”

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Remember that old mantra we learned as kids “Sticks & stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Totally wrong!  A broken bone will heal in time, when you speak to someone you have to pay attention as to what you’re saying to someone new, or what might really offend a family member or friend.  “The pen is mightier than the sword!”  Still not true but much closer to reality.  A person might take words poorly, intended or not intended.  If it just comes out by mistake, you’re hooped, better start apologizing ASAP.  Hopefully the individual can let go of what was said.  Fortunately, I have great friends & family, who have forgiven me for things I said in 2011 & 2012.


Pantera was very tight as a band!


Flashback Neil Young & REM play “Ambulance Blues” together in 1998


Oh, the wall is real.  He signed off on it being built on Wednesday.


The best metal album of every year since 1970.


Apple is suing an individual for using their music from one of Apple’s commercials?  Does that sound incredibly hypocritical to anyone else?


Wait for at least a month of Big Wreck talk after February 3rd.  New album is released that day & that may last for quite a while.  Probably March 3rd when the new Ed Sheeran is released.


Ed Sheeran announces UK tour dates


Is “Aerosmith” done?


A reissue of the “Singles” soundtrack with “grunge” era rarities.  Oddly enough I’ve never seen this movie, rental on iTunes I guess.


Royal Blood covers The Police’s Roxanne


Mastodon fans!!


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Gotta run & get some stuff done!



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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” much like me minus the famous & rich part, had a washroom wake up listened to “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices” when I went back to bed.  Woke up again to pee & fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Our Lady Peace” their first 4 albums “Naveed”, “Clumsy”, “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch” & “Spiritual Machines”

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It’s odd that my chiropractor noticed I was wearing pants instead of my year round shorts attire.  Mark your calendars’ it was yesterday.  January 11th.  I wore pants for the first time this year, 2017.  I think I wore pants 4 times last year?

“But it’s so cold out, how do you do that, are you nutz?”  Being a little bit off helps but think of how long I’m actually outside.  We have underground parking, so I’m not outside.  We also have rock star…………….mmmm…………handicap parking very close to the building we’re going to.  I’m outside for 2 or 3 minutes in total to & from where ever we we’re.

Our wedding was in May 2005.  If I could change one thing about our wedding, it would be the normal formal attire.  “Are you comfortable?  Underwear & a T-Shirt?  Come on in!”  As long as the bits & pieces are covered, who cares?

Anyways, I saw my chiropractor yesterday & this pinched nerve has been preventing me from doing anything for roughly 2 months now.  I’ll be getting a referral to a physio therapist on Monday.  If it continues to bother me, after I don’t know how long I’ll be given a cortisone shot, which would be my 8th since 2008.  Not fun but they work!  “Let me shove this 8” needle in you.”  Kim couldn’t even watch & she’s not worried around needles.  The needle didn’t really hurt, the doctor put so much pressure on the needle into my spine.  I’ve had back issues since high school.



New “Queens of the Stone Age” album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What concert would you choose?

I’d choose Phil Collins, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Tom Petty if I had the cash


I just can’t get into Mastodon, but it seems like every metal fan loves them.


Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”


Transgender or not, if I was American, I’d stay as far away as possible from the inauguration!!


Rob Zombie turns 52 today.


Bands with tour plans for 2017.  A Perfect Circle will be touring and working on a new album aka I see no new Tool album in the near future.


Facebook is fairly quiet today.  I’ll call it a day as far as blogging goes.






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“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


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Friday night.  We rented “Bad Moms” from iTunes, I guess everyone but me has just turned 97 years old & doing anything after 9:00 pm is wrong so I hit the hay around 9:30-10:00 pm too.  Saturday was more of the same.  We watched “Before the Flood” for free.  It’s a documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio that talks about global warming.  He made a brief appearance on The Ellen Degeneres show to promote the film.  It’s free for I don’t know how long, you can currently watch it for free on iTunes & Facebook from what I know.  No plans for today so far though, Kim’s getting ready for the week & I’m just staying out of her way.


Why would you move to the country to eat canned peaches from downtown?  Wouldn’t you move closer to the factory downtown or a supermarket?


Another, 4th, In Flames song released from the upcoming album “Battles” to be released on Friday, November 11th.


A single from Big Wreck.  It’s on iTunes as a single, I’m guessing there will be a full album eventually?


A third Highly Suspect song from their album to be released on Friday, November 18thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pretty much a guarantee from this group.


I Mother Earth was playing in Moncton, New Brunswick.  They likely played this song since it’s on the album that was released 20 years ago.  They’re playing every song on that album.


How David Bowie Realized Theatrical Dreams on ‘The Man Who Sold the World’


This is for you Mastodon fans!


Wonder Woman trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This pre-dates my Rush listening.


Mr. Anders Friden of In Flames on Instagram

New album on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Temple of the Dog, members of Pearl Jam & Soundgarden, kick off tour.  I need to listen to this more often!


This article with singer, Taylor Momsen, of The Pretty Reckless sort of explains why I wrote lyrics without a literal meaning.  There was no “THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  Don’t most people hear a song & figure out how it applies to them personally?  That’s why I listen to so much music.  Sometimes I want to think about it & other times I just want to be entertained.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Obama acts as school teacher to USA citizens who forgot about the right to free speech for EVERYONE!


Rockers throwing fans off stage LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Because they can’t do it without language like Obama!

Now out of the venue.


I’m not offended by swearing privately, goofing around with friends & such, but there comes a breaking point.  Publically, that’s your choice.  I paid however much to see a show & now the people on stage are calling the paying audience mother&*%$#@^?


Tony Iommi’s top 10 riffs


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Temple of the Dog cover Mad Season




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,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres



I fell asleep to “Megadeth” new album “Dystopia” then I put on “Trivium” the album “Vengeance Falls”

I exercised to”Anthrax” all on shuffle.

New “Anthrax” album on Friday with this tune as the first of two singles that are out.

It’s on Facebook if you prefer.

I looked into streaming music sites a bit. If you stop paying the fee or unsubscribe from it, your music goes away also, that’s the reason as to why I don’t care much for streaming music. I pay more but I own the music. The bulk of my music comes from iTunes, although I do purchase the odd CD about once or twice a year. Unless you purchase a CD at a concert, the artist(s) makes pennies on a sale. Buy a ticket to the concert, buy a CD, or buy some merchandise while you’re there. That’s how musicians make money. It’s likely not enough for bands that started their career in the 2010s.

30 years ago Monday, “Ozzy” released “The Ultimate Sin”

“Lamb of God” shared it……………….

“Of Mice & Men” announce the release of “The Full Circle Story” documentary. I’ve heard their name many times, but not their music? This is just a random song I found on youtube.

Unless this concert was $20.00 & across the street, I’d go for “Alter Bridge” & then leave. I have 2 “Disturbed” CDs & never listen to them. I’m not in my early 20s anymore.

Perhaps a new “Trivium” shirt? Oh, nope! I got one at the show on February 12th.

25 unforgettable speeches at the Academy Awards

“Lamb of God” & “Anthrax” together? That would be an incredible show for me!!!!

Probably not the best way to force the Toronto Blue Jays’ brass. Video inside. What a way to start the first day of spring training. Only mandatory for pitchers & catchers, but Bautista decided to bring up his contract publically on the first day.

Great distraction for the season……………thanks………………………José!!!

Vocals isolated for “Lynyrd Skynyrd’s” ‘Simple Man’

I just can’t get into “Mastodon” I’ve tried, but no success. Their latest release is decent.

Loudwire’s 10 best metal albums of 1986

This is on the list, but it’s not number 1.

“Finger Eleven” shared this…

Mark Tremonti reveals details & album release date for his solo album “Dust”

Live review of “Halestorm” in Paris

I think I’ve heard 1 or 2 of her songs? I totally agree with her stance for rape victims

Nirvana drum chronology in 5 minutes

No “Incesticide” though…….

“Romania’s Got Talent”

Eddie Vedder returns/preforms at former high school. Video inside the link.

“Throw the Fight” premiere new song/video. Never heard of them?

Is Slash working on a new “Guns n’ Roses” album?

Donald Trump mash up with “Game of Thrones”

Also another release on Friday!!!! This song reminds me of “INXS”.

Photos of “Anthrax” live

How “Halestorm” made a career out of music.

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