WEEKEND UPDATE

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Kim just doesn’t get the credit that she deserves!  Sure I can do stuff on my own, but without Kim, I likely wouldn’t be alive today.  All through the cancer crap that went on, she was right there with me 24/7 for 4.5 years.  She told my parents “He’s not going to die.”  Why did she say that?  She wasn’t going to let me die!

We don’t have kids, A) We can’t afford to have a kid.  B)  I’m not confident I’d be a good father.  C)  I’m a dependent already.  I can’t drive to the drug store for my refills or cold medication.  I love Kim.  She’s the one that does stuff to help me when needed.  I try not to take her for granted, but at times it may seem like I do.

I know it’s a cliché to say “She’s been through thick & thin with me”, but it’s true.  All of the cancer stuff aside, she’s AWESOME!  I couldn’t love her more!  If she wasn’t so shy, I’d love to introduce her to the world!!

 

Friday finished with Kim & I just watching some Netflix.  Saturday the Toronto Blue Jays won against a ridiculously good team in the Houston Astros, the Saskatchewan Roughriders also won their first game of the season here against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  The Riders are now 1W-2L.

Today is looking quite relaxing.  My cold is almost gone.  I’ll be watching the Blue Jays game, which has already started (I record them all just in case this situation arises).  Then we’ll get ready for the week!

 

 

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I see a TON of video blogs on www.youtube.com that are titled “Top 10 reasons people hate _____________”  Hating a band would take a lot of energy that could be focused on something positive.  One reason to not like a band is that they’re not what you want to hear.  “…..Simple as that……”  One reason only, the only reason needed.

 

I was listening to the latest ‘Megadeth’ album “Dystopia”.  I found it much better than I had initially thought.  Pretty good album I’d have to say.

 

I find this oddly convenient since it happened at the same time “Nickelback” & “Stone Sour” were both releasing an album.  “Nickelback” on June 16th & “Stone Sour” on June 30th.  I think the trash talking was reported right around “Nickelback’s” release?

 

Starting Pitchers for MLB teams are having blister injuries on their throwing hand.  The baseballs this year are travelling on average 7 feet further when hit.  The reason for this is that the baseballs are much harder & the stitching on them is noticeably lower.  The stitching being lower will cause pitchers to put more pressure on the stitching to make the ball spin the proper way.  So many pitchers around the league are experiencing a blister issue for the first time in their life.  I would hope the commissioner of MLB will rectify the issue for next year or they may have to resort to a pitching machine?

I have no albums preordered for the month of July.  Actually nothing until August 25th when Queens of the Stone Age release their album.  I do plan to see the Spider-man Homecoming movie though!

 

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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” 2/3 albums I own on shuffle “The Bad Pack” & “Never Wanna Die” got up go to the washroom, came back & to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Blameshift” 2 Eps & a full length album on shuffle, washed dishes to “Ed Sheeran” all 3 albums on shuffle.

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I’m dumb!  Largest understatement I’ve made in the last 10 minutes, I’ve been watching CNN.  It took stage 4 brain cancer for me to wake up & start taking care of myself.  The photo of 2 guitar players on stage is of my brother & I.  I’m the guy in a white T-Shirt.  That’s me at my heaviest 265lbs, no I don’t look that heavy, doesn’t mean it’s OK though.  I haven’t weighed myself lately.  I did about 6 months ago & I was 233.  I went into the hospital at 265 & ballooned to probably close to 300?  I’m lighter at 233 than I’ve ever been in my adult life.  The only problem is ALL off my weight went to my stomach.  I have T-Shirts that don’t fit over my stomach.  I may have to have a serious discussion with my stomach.  At least I’ve smartened up & eat healthier now, & 3 drinks are more than enough Friday or Saturday.  Before I was sick it was outrageous!  8 or 9 drinks minimum on Friday & repeat on Saturday.  I really don’t miss those days, I’m a morning person now.  I like to get up & get stuff done!  Then I’ll sit on my butt & relax, & if the Blue Jays are on TV, don’t even pretend that I hear you!  Hahahahahhahaha!

 

Soundgarden shared it……..

 

New “Walk off the Earth” video

 

Top 10 underrated drummers, not the best but UNDERRATED.  In my opinion the best famous drummer alive has got to be Neil Peart of Rush, but that’s just me.

 

Ryan Reynolds is EVERYWHERE since “Deadpool”.  I swear I’ve seen that movie minimum 12 times.  Here he is in a skit on Stephen Colbert!  “Deadpool 2” is out next year!!!!

 

Here’s the 3 day Lollapalooza lineup.  Muse is on my bucket list, they have been for quite a while.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/arcade-fire-chance-the-rapper-lorde-lead-lollapalooza-w473200

 

Front man, Myles Kennedy, of Alter Bridge article regarding “The Last Hero” album & what it means to the current state of American politics.

http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/2017/03/22/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-brendan-crabb

 

Green Day on Colbert & Weezer on Kimmel.

http://loudwire.com/green-day-god-approved-weezer-sunny-disposition-late-night-performances/

 

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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“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,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Jays looked pretty good Friday!  I sounds like they’re more interested in bringing Dalton Pompey with them to the majors but not 1B Rowdy Tellez, I’m sure we’ll see him randomly throughout the season though.

I had a massage Friday morning.  Helped a bit for a little bit.  We then went for my blood test for my MRI, whenever they can get me in.  MRIs are very frightening to me.  Small & loud!  I had many of them in 2008.  My doctor asked if I was claustrophobic & said he’d prescribe a sedative when I go in, I’m terrified of MRIs.  We watched “The Accountant” Friday night cool show but I don’t need to see it again.

We listened to the new Ed Sheeran album over breakfast Saturday morning.  It was really good.  Over the last 3 years there has been one really good/diverse album.  A rap song, a reggae song, a pop song, a rock song, an acoustic song, etc.  Don’t get too comfortable in your seat, it’s going to leave you in 3-4 minutes.  There was “The Zach Brown Band”, “Ben Harper” & now “Ed Sheeran”.

Nothing too exciting here.  Kin’s going shopping with her sister & I’ll be watching the preseason baseball game……………………………I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible.  If I’m away I record the special “Blue Jays : 30”

 

Top 10 rock & metal riff Lords

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-riff-lords/

I gotta go with James Hetfield in this list.

 

Walk off the Earth shared their new video…..

 

Chris Shiflett, lead guitarist for Foo Fighters, has a solo album coming out!

 

How about you make your own opinion on “Marilyn Manson”?  I have to wash my hair.

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

I agree with Dave Grohl from 2000.

 

I was really hoping “Scientology” wouldn’t disrupt Danny Masterson’s career.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/danny-masterson-under-investigation-for-sexual-assaults-w470407

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HILARIOUS SHOW THOUGH

 

Dave Grohl interviewed in February of 2000

 

Deadpool 2 trailer LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-surprise-deadpool-2-scene-that-debuted-before-logan-w470418

 

I’m sure every American Idol contestant wants to be the singer for “Quiet Riot”

http://loudwire.com/quiet-riot-name-american-idol-james-durbin-new-singer/

 

The Best metal album through the years since 1970

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-album-each-year-since-1970/

I’d never consider “Tool” a metal band, they’re just awesome whatever they do!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As for real metal I’ll go back to 1990.

 

I don’t just settle on metal, I couldn’t go 24/7 listening to metal.  My favourite albums at the moment are “Big Wreck” & “Ascot Royals”.  I really like the new “In Flames” album as well though.

 

My favourite albums are live albums with orchestra.

 

Yes, I’m more than ready for a Foo Fighters album!  Never soon enough for that!

 

This has always been a cool video to me!

 

Best metal albums of 1987.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

I’ve never been a big fan of ‘80s metal.

 

How to act while exposing your genitalia to your producer!!!!!

 

Stone Sour’s Facebook page simply says “It’s coming”

 

11 stoner rock or metal albums

http://loudwire.com/best-stoner-albums/#photogallery-1=1

 

Article with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge

http://www.metalobsession.net/2017/03/05/a-lot-of-the-stuff-on-this-album-is-very-politically-charged-an-interview-with-myles-kennedy-alter-bridge/

 

I always loved to play these cover songs!  I think I only played them with the first band I was in?

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

NO TO FORMAL ATTIRE

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I fell asleep to “Third Ion” the album “Biolith”

Getting the kitchen cleaned up this morning & listened to “Ascot Royals” the album “Don’t let it stop you”

 

When I exercise & don’t know what to work out to, I just look at my shirt to decide.  I go to a fair share of concerts & almost always leave with a shirt.  That’s my usual wardrobe, shorts & a T-Shirt.  If I was allowed to redo our wedding, attire is the only I’d change.  “Are all of your naughty bits covered?  If so, COME ON IN”.  I’m not comfortable in a suit or any other type of formal attire, I can’t be the only one that feels that way?

 

Need a boost of coffee with a dash of Megadeth?

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-david-ellefson-grand-opening-minnesota-coffee-shop/

 

Ed Sheeran with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.  He’s the guest on Friday March 3rd.  His album is also released that day!!!

 

If anybody involved with the Toronto Blue Jays has any baseball sense, Rowdy Tellez, is the player they wanted in the offseason & couldn’t find him.  He’s 21 year old, left handed, plays 1B, & can hit!  Why couldn’t they find him?  He was already in their minor league system.

LF I hope their own drafted player, Dalton Pompei, can finally make the team to win & run away with left field.  This just what I want to see happen.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/wilners-25-best-guess-will-break-camp-blue-jays/

 

New cover song video by Walk off the Earth

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/guardians-of-the-galaxy-save-universe-again-in-new-trailer-w469720

 

Kids are a hoot!

 

The Pretty Reckless on Conan on Tuesday, February 28

http://teamcoco.com/video/the-pretty-reckless-02-28-17?playlist=x%3BeyJ0eXBlIjoicmVjZW50IiwiaWQiOm51bGx9

 

Jon Stewart’s cameo on Stephen Colbert

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LONG WEEKEND UPDATE

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I slept away Saturday almost.  Got up, Kim tried to go to the gym, but a water main broke at the gym, so Kim & Jolene went for coffee instead.  Sherry texted Kim while was still out & wanted to go shopping.  I was asleep on the couch & got up at 6:00 pm.  Extremely lazy day for me.  Sunday was quiet.  Here we are on a long weekend Monday, just sitting around with an ice pack on my extremely sore.  I’ll post this & then you won’t hear from me until my nerve is all better.

My doctor should be in the office tomorrow, hopefully with a referral for a cortisone shot.  I’ve been to my chiropractor, a massage therapist, & a physio therapist since mid-November.  A cortisone shot is my last choice.  He told me they can mess with the bone structure.  I’ve had 7 since 2008, I think I’ll be OK.

 

3rd Ed Sheeran song from his upcoming/3rd album coming out on March 3rd.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ed-sheerans-tender-new-song-how-would-you-feel-paean-w467620

 

Walk off the Earth cover Ed Sheeran

 

Happy 20th anniversary to “Live” the album “Secret Samadhi”

 

10 best metal concept albums

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-concept-albums/#photogallery-1=11

 

I was just listening to this album yesterday & In Flames just shared a song from it!

 

Your guide to the 2017 rock and metal festivals

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/#photogallery-1=1

 

Through all of this, I’ve had a lot of music to listen to.

Big Wreck on shuffle

 

Ascot Royals

 

Candlebox

 

Megadeth

 

I listened to our first dance song from our wedding

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

YES, PHYSIO THERAPY THIS WEEK!!!!!

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Had my breakfast, then showered & weighed myself.  I was 265 pounds going into the hospital, the photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt is me at 265, with a 38” waist, I came out of the hospital having a 42” waist, & today I’m 225.  Only problem is that some of my T-Shirts still don’t fit.  All of my fat went to my stomach.

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia” followed by “Vinyl Hero” the EP “7 Days on a Train”

I was watching CNN/”the fake news” all about the new guy, but I don’t need to tell you about it, it’s messy already!

Yep, I start physio therapy this week.  It’s long overdue that I get rid of this pinched nerve nonsense & get back into exercising.  I know that’s an odd thing to say but humans are creatures of habit.  My routine has been altered for over 2 months & I miss my routine.  Sitting around, stretching & very light exercise each day is really boring if you don’t have a driver’s license.

 

Top 50 hard rock/metal debut albums

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-debut-albums/#photogallery-1=1

There’s a lot of great choices there.  I’ll pick 2 from the list & there could at least 12 I’d pick.

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

Phil Anselmo, former vocalist of Pantera, reading a Sesame Street book.

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-reads-the-monster-at-the-end-of-this-book-exclusive-video/

 

I guess ‘Supergrass’ are still around latest release was in 2013, who knew?  I only own their Greatest Hits album from 2004.

I wonder what movie ends playing “Caught by the Fuzz”?

 

I have a question for you? I’ve been watching a www.youtube.com series called “Banger” with the review episodes called “Lock Horns”, made by Sam Dunn who made the documentary “A Headbanger’s Journey.”  The 2016 ending had a large board of “metal” bands.  Am I so jaded that I don’t consider “Coheed & Cambria” metal? I like their music, I just don’t consider them as a “metal” or “hard rock” band, should I?

 

My left hand doesn’t work that well.  I wish I could try out a mini original Nintendo or a Sega Genesis if they come back.  I looked up the price of a mini Nintendo, but no way Jose!

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/7-questions-we-still-have-about-nintendo-switch-w462240?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=rollingstone&utm_campaign=partner

All of that being said, I really don’t have much free time for video games.  The newer controllers have too many buttons for me, even when I was able bodied.

 

New “Ed Sheeran” video.  I really like this tune, or Ed Sheeran in general!

 

Alter Bridge shared “My Champion” live…………….

 

New Opeth video

 

I guess “Trivium” has a new drummer

http://loudwire.com/trivium-new-drummer-paul-wandtke-comments-exit-session-member/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres