SURPRISE!!!!!!  IT WAS GOING TO GET LONG.

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “In Waves”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the double album “In Your Honor”

I eat much healthier now.  I pay more attention as to what I’m putting into my body.  You’d mark the calendar when I’d drink water it was so rare.  Now I drink 2.1 liters at least 5 days a week.  I eat more fruit & vegetables too.  I guess I am trying to lose some weight so I can fit into my old T-Shirts.  I was down to 199 pounds during my time in the WRC, I graduated high school at 185.  I lost 2” on my waist.  I lost that weight since I was doing 3 different types of rehabilitation therapy, 17 times a week at the peak of it.  Each therapy session would last 45-60 minutes.  All of that time I ate junk food & couldn’t gain any weight.

We’d come home in the evening then return to the WRC to sleep, since I had exercise therapy at 9:30 am.  I was on methadone, an addictive pain killer that is given to heroin addicts in replace of the heroin.  It must cause people who take it to have a desire for sugar.  I’d get Timbits or a doughnut on the way back to the WRC.  Jason Mewes, Jay of Jay & Silent Bob, was a heroin addict who would go to a methadone clinic every morning, followed immediately by a drive to get a sugary donut.

I’d have either a donut, Timbits, or many Blue Whales every day.  I still eat junk from time to time.  I just don’t have it nearly as much as I used to.  I don’t believe in ‘dieting’.  It works for some people, but I just don’t find them to be realistic.  I drink alcohol but I’m good with 2 drinks Friday & 2 drinks on Saturdays.  If I have more, I’m beyond the point of no return, might as well keep going!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

I have no albums preordered for this month, I thought July could be very quiet as far as any happenings in the music world?

 

Top 30 grunge albums of all time.  For you young hipsters, that’s what alternative rock or hard rock was called in the ‘90s.

http://loudwire.com/top-grunge-albums-all-time/

 

I made a boo boo.  I bought an album & 2 Eps by “Blameshift” as well as the 8 song album by “Halflives”.  Then I realized the 2 bands were quite similar?!

 

Yeah, even Ian Thornley admitted that there was a HUGE Led Zeppelin vibe on this tune!

 

Dude REALLY!  I don’t play my metal music around Kim, & she doesn’t listen to her country music around me, it’s called compromising.  If someone doesn’t like my music I’ll turn it down or off as much as I don’t want to.  Metal music can easily be offensive, probably more so than any other genres.  You don’t have to give it up, just tone it down.  You don’t have to choose between loving someone else or giving up an interest/hobby!

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

Even now that I can’t drive, I go to metal shows with my brother or rock shows with my dad.  Kim goes to country music shows with her friends or I go with her to see the odd act that I like.

 

This can’t be real?  We would have heard something about it.  Release 2019.

 

Why people hate Nickelback, proved by science?  There are thousands of people who like Nickelback!  Whatever ‘science’ this is, I disagree.  I’m not a Nickelback fan, but I also don’t need to dump on them or their fans!

 

9 year old girl from Singapore sings a song from 1959 & she’s AWESOME!

http://liked.org/angelina-covers/

 

Trump Jr. “He wasn’t President when I went to Russia”

Everyone else in the world “That guy wasn’t a murderer with a gun until he pulled the trigger” REALLY!  (Paraphrased from Stephen Colbert)

 

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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,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

PRIDE & ENTITLEMENT

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album “Broken Machine” is out in September!

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” the album “Facelift”.  Alice in Chains were labeled as a metal group that gained success with the grunge movement.  If the media labeled them as metal, Soundgarden could easily been thrown into that mix.

Sunday ended with us having supper in Corey & Jolene’s back yard.  We were guinea pigs for the new smoker, we’re alive, the meat was tasty & safe!

I really had to check my pride at the door at WRC.  I’d have a bath once a week, every patient had a schedule for a bath once a week.  Complete strangers saw me naked, covered me up once I was on the gurney, take me to the bath, lower me into the bath & wash me or more often Kim would wash me.  It was awkward at first for me but I got over that pretty fast.

When I started this blog & acted like Trump or worse I thought I truly deserved something fantastic.  I beat a life threatening disease, & everyone was calling me a “Hero”.  I bought in to everybody’s hype & forgot how to remain humble.  What should I have done instead?  Remain humble, not let the hype get to me, & just be thankful to be alive, which is good enough for me!  Unfortunately I realized that later than I should have.  When I mess something up, I truly am my own worst enemy.

What made me think of entitlement?  There was a guy who was doing physiotherapy at the same time as I was with my occupational therapist.  He flipped out on the physiotherapist, started swearing at her, pointed to me and yelled “I WANT TO BE DOING WHAT HE’S DOING!” The next day when I had physiotherapy I apologized to my physiotherapist, telling her “Sorry you had to deal with that garbage yesterday”.  She replied “It comes with the territory”.  I told her “It shouldn’t though”.

I’ll admit that I had a rough day also.  I didn’t yell or swear at anyone.  I just said “No, not today!  I’m tired & I don’t feel like doing anything!”  I went for a short walk with my walker, Kim, & my physiotherapist.  I apologized the next day for my behavior.  My therapist said “That’s OK.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while”.  However you want to look at it, it’s not right!  What I should have said initially is “Sorry, I’m tired & I need a day off from therapy today.  Is it OK if I take today off?”

Guess who was sitting next to me in our (mom, dad, & I) Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket seats?  The guy who flipped out that one day in therapy.  I don’t like what he did but, forgive & forget I guess, it’s done now.

 

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The countdown for the new Royal Blood album is out Thursday @ midnight eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days

 

They’re both very HEAVY metal musicians, if this happens it could go either way for me.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-mikael-akerfeldt-may-start-project-with-devin-townsend/

 

So it’s Monday in the late morning & I just found out The Watchmen are co-headlining the Queen City Exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOT WOOT

 

Finally “Despicable Me 3” in theaters June 30th.  I’ve been waiting for the release date to be announced!

 

I was emptying the dishwasher after my exercise & breakfast.  Then realized it has been a while since I’ve listened to this album……………..

 

So many people like to go on youtube or any type of social media & just drop a HUGE pile of crap on how much they dislike a movie, album, song, etc.  I’m guilty of doing that also.  OK, could you have done anything even remotely close to that?  Maybe, maybe not?  Until you can & have you might as well keep quiet.  When you do will your feelings be hurt if 2 out of 3 people just demolish your “art” on social media?  If you don’t like it, why are you even involved with anything to do with it?  Leave it alone & walk away or voice your opinion your own www.youtube.com channel dedicated to finding flaws in everything!  Most of us are old enough to make up our own mind!

 

I record & watch Jimmy Fallon & Conan the day after the late night showing.  I’m currently watching Jimmy Fallon.  Everybody rush out & get some “Tonight Dough” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 100% of the proceeds go to child charity.  You can eat ice cream while helping out & say “I had to do it for the kids!”  Just like miracle treat day at Dairy Queen!

Oddly enough, I was listening to this “Fleetwood Mac” album on Monday!

 

I think “Queens of the Stone Age” will be releasing their album soon?  Their Facebook page is active lately?  It will be their follow up to “…Like Clockwork” & 7th studio album!

 

Ozzfest meets Knotfest.  Probably too much metal for me?

http://loudwire.com/ozzfest-meets-knotfest-return-2017/

I have no problem with Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot are OK I just prefer Slipknot Light, Stone Sour!

 

Just to cool not to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The majority of metal fans are great people, just like every other community.  There’s a bad apple in every community.  Metal fans tend to get a “bad reputation.”

http://loudwire.com/reddit-metalhead-guitar-late-father/

 

It’s gay pride week so if you’re an #LGBTQ member in or out of the closet, I fully support you as long as you’re a kind person.  If someone picks on you or makes fun of you because of your sexuality, I hope you have the strength to brush it off.  There are many idiots out there, but there’s also many people like me who fully support you!  Please don’t live a lie about your sexuality “Be Yourself” & own it.

 

Again LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“If an asshole hates you, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’

 

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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,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Yep, Friday night watching baseball on the couch in a +26 Celcius home.  Before watching the game, we we’re out running some errands, I was trying to avoid being here.  I can’t stand the heat.  In the winter we aren’t allowed to turn on the air.  Our windows all face south though.  Even with the blinds closed +25 Celcius is quite common.  I wait for the summer to blast the air & keep the house at +22, even though it’s too hot to have bare feet on our balcony.  We don’t have a furnace, it’s water heat, a boiler & forced air for the A/C.  The cooler is on the roof & the blower is in our laundry room.

I think the A/C has a mind of it’s own?  It’s Saturday morning, tried turning the A/C on & it works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Must be the weather.  I’ve heard a fair bit of thunder the last few days & my parents have lost power from time to time, I don’t know what the deal is?

To finish off Saturday, Kim ran a 5km run with a couple of friends.  I stayed home with Brewster, bad anxiety problems, & the run was very early in the morning.  Kim picked us up, we dropped Brewster off at my parents & met our friends for lunch, grabbed some beer at Willow Park, fancy beer, strawberry beer one bottle is enough since it’s so sweet.  We came home & we were exhausted, had a snooze.  Me on the couch & Kim on the love seat.  Woke up, had supper, & watched some “Modern Family”.

Sundays are our get ready for the week.  Kim will get some groceries, I’ll cook some fish for my lunches, make a pitcher of juice of blended fruit & vegetables, & Kim likely has some laundry to get to.

 

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I think Trump is constantly pushing everyone he can, just so he can make the rules to push everyone away.  After I posted the Friday blog, I watched CNN for a bit.  He’s pulled the USA out of Paris’ climate deal.

Many of you probably didn’t see the press briefing Friday morning.  The press asked 3 different times if Trump believed in climate change.  After 3 separate individuals asked & all received the same political answer it was as clear as mud.  Whoever that was, it’s a simple yes or no question.  I would ask “Does the President believe in climate change?  Please reply with a yes or no answer.”  If he just responds with the same political garbage answer, I’d let it rest.

How did Trump see the photo Kathy Griffin posted of his severed head?  Doesn’t Trump call CNN “fake news”?  Did Kathy Griffin act alone?  Who took the picture?  Was it on social media or on TV?  How did everyone see it?

I’m guessing former FBI leader Comey is a moving target until he takes the stand during the trial on Thursday.  I’d hate to be in his shoes right now, constantly looking over his shoulder.

 

Still want to slam the DC Comic movies?

 

It’s been a looooong time hosers, welcome back!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/rick-moranis-dave-thomas-mckenzie-brothers-to-reunite-w485704

 

He’s a smart guy usually, but how dumb do you have to be to say this EVER!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/bill-maher-condemned-after-using-racial-slur-on-real-time-w485706

 

I can’t wait for this movie!!!!!!!

 

New video from “In Flames”

 

New “A Perfect Circle” song ‘Feathers’

 

The story of Radiohead’s “OK Computer”.  Foo Fighters were on tour with them as Radiohead wrote this classic album.  Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, said in an interview that he’d watch their 2 hour sound check as they would argue & write this album.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/radiohead-watch-the-story-of-ok-computer-w485216

 

No, it’s just metal.  Sub-genres are just a lot of ballyhoo & non-sense to me, thrash, death, melodic death, power, grind core, progressive, etc.  It’s metal you like some of it or not.  Have you ever heard anyone say “Progressive Soft Rock?”

http://loudwire.com/10-weirdest-metal-subgenres/

 

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

Stay safe out there, Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

METAL?

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Dave Grohls kids
http://www.spin.com/articles/dave-grohl-baby-daughter-ophelia-saint-jordyn-blum/?utm_source=spinfacebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spinfacebook

In Flames guitarists play riffs from the upcoming album
http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-guitarists-niclas-engelin-and-bjorn-gelotte-play-riffs-new-album-siren-charms-exclusive-video

Orange Goblin, never heard of them but there’s a TON of albums on iTunes, if you like metal/hard rock.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-08-21/our-first-impressions-of-the-new-orange-goblin-album

Can’t say I’m a fan of AC/DC but I know others are, here you go!
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-08-21/your-favourite-ac-dc-songs-revealed

Foo Fighters “Sonic Highways” trailer and track listing for the album “Sonic Highways”. I can’t wait for this album! If you like FF circle November 10th on your calender or put a reminder on your phone!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-21/foo-fighters-unveil-sonic-highways-trailer

I don’t think anyone would be shocked by the meth charge, maybe the other charge though? Impersonator should have re thought his plan I think?
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/scott-weiland-arrested-for-possession-of-meth-and-burglary/

They’re going to rush this kid to the majors and possibly ruin him, but next year you have 3/5 of the starting pitchers or 4/5 if this kid works out.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/jays-norris-continues-to-shine-triple-a-bisons/

Chevelle, get it now on iTunes or stores.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/la-grgola-cd/5096634.p?id=3176966&skuId=5096634&st=save-on-select-titles-125830&lp=16&cp=2

Genesis to release 3 disc set
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-22/genesis-to-launch-42-year-r-kive

Harsh words from Henry Rollins about Robin Williams suicide.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/henry-rollins-on-robin-williams-i-can-no-longer-take-him-seriously-after-committing-suicide/

Sounds like he’s coming to the big league.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/jays-prospect-norris-continues-breakout-season/

This is the other album I’m all giddy about!
http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/i_dont_wanna_do_whoracle_or_jester_race_part_2anders_friden_on_in_flames_ev September 9th!

9 facts about CCR
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/features/2014-08-22/nine-obscure-creedence-facts

So why do I listen to metal? A few reasons. I find it very compatible with classical music. There aren’t many rock groups out there now, and “Chemical Horizon” the rock band I was in when I was struck with cancer, played quite a few times at the Exchange. It was difficult to find rock bands to play a show with, lots of groups were playing straight up metal.

We were influenced by other local groups who played at the Exchange, and I quickly became a casual metal fan. I used to be very opposed to metal, like pretty much everyone else. I wasn’t listening to any big name grunge bands in the ’90s, I was listening to “Hootie & The Blowfish” and “Barenaked Ladies” and other acoustic music or U2, then I was hooked on I Mother Earth’s Alt rock album from ’96 “Scenery & Fish” at the time that was the heaviest music I listened to. My brother and I would blast that album in the kitchen while doing the dishes. Everytime we did, my mother would yell at us from the living room to turn it down, please.

This was my intro to rock music, then I quickly became a fan of “The Matthew Good Band”, “The Tea Party” and “Foo Fighters”. I went backwards and bought the CDs from the grunge explosion in Seattle. But not Soungarden until I met Corey McDonald in SIAST. He said to me, “Check out Soundgarden. Not the ‘Superunknown’ album, the ‘Badmotorfinger’ album”. So I did, I went backwards from 2002 to the early ’90s.

I don’t just listen to metal & hard rock though!

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @#$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook