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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the new album “Battles”

More stretching today, no music.  I just do sets of 20 throughout the day.  Oddly enough, my foot tingles only when I stretch.  The other times I’m fine, until I try to do my exercise.  I’ll try to do something then my body chimes in “You can’t do that idiot that still hurts”!  I hate it when my body’s right!

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

I was keeping it small this year.  Mitch, Rachel, Corey, Jolene, Hannah, James, Sherry, my parents, my grandparents, & of course Kim.  Saturday night we all had supper at Bobby’s Tavern.  After supper everyone but my parents & grandparents came back to our place.  We’re all getting old, I was in bed by 11:00pm.  Corey & Jolene brought me some Rebellion beer & a gift card for more beer when needed.  Little Hannah (3) brought me a fantastic painting with a big rainbow!  It’s on display on our shelves beside our front door.

Sunday morning we went to my parents to see my cousin from Saskatoon & her 5 month old baby.  Dad was making eggs benedict, so we made sure it didn’t go to waste.  Sunday & Monday, I was just tired.

Monday my parents took Kim & I out for lunch.  Kim & Dad took the day off.  We came home & tried not to make any sudden movements.  I think Kim won that one.  I came in here just to check my email, by the time I went back to the living room, Kim & Brewster were asleep on the couch.  If Brewster can get on Kim’ lap, he’s out cold!


Original Live lineup on the way!!!!  The new lineup is good too, different but good!


Well you can read the article between Maynard James Keenan & Canada’s radio host George Strombo.  I can’t get the audio to work?


Behind the track “You don’t even know” by “Big Wreck”


I’m not the smartest individual when it comes to politics.  I’m pretty sure the mass shooting in a Mosque in Quebec are somehow related to Trumps ban on immigration of 7 mid-eastern countries.  Now he’s helping/causing terrorism in Canada.  Whatever terrorist group did this is saying “We don’t care what race or religion we kill.  As long as someone dies.”  Well I hope Trump is happy, the majority of us aren’t!


50 top hard rock/metal frontwomen of all time!


Don’t forget people new “Big Wreck” album on Friday.  Only 3 sleeps right Mitch Fraser!


Did anyone else notice that the movie “1984” was among the top movie rentals on the weekend on iTunes?  Coincidence?


Well Ben Affleck says he’ll still act in the DC movies, directing NO!  If he’s not directing at least he’s still acting in it.


Dave Grohl listens to his first band “Scream” on Sonic Highways outtakes

I don’t think anyone likes listening to themselves.  Even your outgoing message on a phone for message manager.  Even on the few recordings I’ve been a part of, everybody hears their mistakes, not the good stuff and say “Oh, I should have done this instead of that”!


Trump wanted to make his mark.  He did already & it was an EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s A LOT OF HATRED!  In a weird way he divided everyone while bringing us together.  Most of us can agree Trump’s not the person for the job.  Can we get Michelle Obama to take over & have Ellen Degeneres as her running partner?


Metallica debut a song live




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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”, the new “Rob Zombie”, then part of “Tremonti” again. They both hit my iTunes at 9:30 pm!

I exercised to ”Stevie Wonder” Greatest Hits album at least 5 of them are from the album “Songs in the Key of Life”

Exercise total for the week; 40 push ups, 120 leg lifts, 120 squats, 6000 crunches.

All of those exercises make a HUUUUUUUGE difference when I go walking with my walker & Kim.

Yes, this is also on facebook if you prefer.

If you’re following the blog on my personal Facebook page, could you please follow it on the link above? Just for me to keep track of subscribers. for email

Like I said, surviving, surviving stage 4 brain cancer doesn’t come with a “How to…” guide, so hold my beer & watch this! Epic or Fail……………we’ll see!

No plans set in stone for the weekend. Just a few balls in the air. Looks to be quite tame though. We’re getting old so that’s not a bad thing. Last night we were just sitting watching TV & out of the blue, Brewster grabs my forearm & decides he wants to “wrestle”. I try to put on my slippers to get on the floor. He just wouldn’t stop. He’s up on the couch still attacking my arm, while I’m trying to grab my shoes. He’s funny, he did that twice last night. Quiet 1 second & then full on “Let’s wrestle..NOW!” I’m the wrestle/play person, Kim’s the curl up & cuddle person. If she’s at work, he occasionally curls up with me. Little guy makes laugh hysterically!

A new face coming to a TV near you!

Things are getting heated between Motorhead & Black Stone Cherry

Selfies, WHY? I don’t have a cell phone. If I did it would stay home & be used as a home PHONE! If I go out of town I’d bring it with me for emergency PHONE calls. I don’t enjoy photos of myself, so what gives me the right to take a photo of you? If I have to get a cell, I’ll use it for nothing more than a phone.

If you say so???

Nope, no I don’t

I’ve got the new Rob Zombie album & after 2 listens, I quite enjoy it! Less danceable than his previous solo work!

A 26 minute documentary by the Rock It Out Blog & Consequence of Sound. About Superman!

I guess Iron Maiden had a rough night in China?

Muse covering Prince in the studio

How did Wolfgang Van Halen save the day for Tremonti?

I hope you have the new album by Kongos preordered? You get a 2nd song with your preorder!

I’m not a fan of his demeanor either.

Ian Thornley with guitar on instagram

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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres



I first tried to fall asleep to “Dream Theater” the self titled album. Only about half of the album, I then switched to “Crowded House” the self titled album for 3 or 4 songs. I finally settled on all songs by “Chevelle”

I exercised to “Fine Young Cannibals” the album “The Raw & The Cooked”, then a portion of “Dire Straits” the album “Brother in Arms”


I watch some sports. Mostly Toronto Blue Jays baseball & the Canadian Football League. Never the NFL/National Football League, the NBA/National Basketball League & very little NHL/National Hockey League. The NHL, for me, has gone on a steady decline since the mid ’90s when the New Jersey Devils created the neutral zone trap, a fancy word for a style of defense. Ever since that time & whatever commissioner Gary Bettman has done to the game, just sucks. It’s all about fist fighting and really hard body checking. I think I could count on one hand, maybe 2, the amount of periods of NHL I’ve watched since the recent strike/lockout. Parts of games, never an entire game.

They’re doing this shoot out thing now after 1 period of overtime. I don’t get that at all, it’s just like watching the skills competition at the All-Star break. If they did the same thing in baseball it would be like the home run derby the day before the All-Star game. 1 pitcher, 1 back catcher & pick 3 or 4 hitters from the other team. No defense at all. If it’s not a home run, it’s a strike. 3 batters in the top & bottom of one inning. Now that would be BORING!!

I miss hockey from the 1980s & the 1990s. Play however many sudden death periods of overtime until someone scores. Sure it takes longer, but that’s more exciting to me. Maybe the game goes until midnight, oh well? If a professional athlete is making $100,000-$12,000,000 a year they should earn their paycheck. Overtime isn’t an everyday occurrence in the NHL. Tie games in baseball don’t happen during the regular season or the playoffs they play until someone wins!

And that’s why I don’t watch much hockey at all. Most of the NHL I watch is because it’s on a TV at a bar or restaurant right in front of my face.

I felt like yesterday should have been Friday, probably because I’ve been doing more exercise.

Yes, we didn’t go walking this. We’re both tired at the end of the day. So we’ve made a schedule to go walking twice a week, & for me to use the recumbent exercise bike for 45 minutes or more once a week. The squats make a huge difference though. I’ve been doing those all week.

Pre-order on this Friday. Album release April 29th.

‘Batman v. Superman’ on Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog

Todd Bryanton’s site. He’s a very talented/creative guy! It was great having him play drums in “Chemical Horizon”!

Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Cover Includes Tap Dancing + ‘American Idol’ Contestant

What was Michelle Obama doing at the SXSW festival? Video inside the link!

A time laps video of my father’s company setting up their display at the “Spring Home & Garden Show” ‘ONAV’ is the company’s name. Pretty much anything electronic, security system, flat screen TVs, home theaters, any wiring, etc. As my dad says “Your money, & our time, we can do anything”

Really, Sea World, just figured this out?

I’d have to there is a resemblance but that’s not Ted Cruz.

Ian Thornley talks Secrets, guitar gear and nearly joining Velvet Revolver


If Donald Trump is elected President of the USA, I could almost guarantee a WWIII. Somebody will say something he doesn’t like & he’ll immediately hit the red button. I don’t vote in Canada for anything, but if I could vote as a USA citizen, it certainly wouldn’t be a vote for Trump.


Another installment of Netflix & Chill

The Daredevil series on Netflix is worthy of binge watching!


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Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres