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I fell asleep to “Pearl Jam” the album “Ten”

Just stretching to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”


Yes, I’m feeling better, I just have an annoying cough that I can’t shake off.  My chiropractor saw my MRI.  He said I could have surgery ASAP or leave it until later on.  My leg & back feel fine right now, but I’ll see the surgeon & have the surgery as soon as I can.  Why wait, let’s get it done & over with.

I chatting with a friend of mine who’s friend’s daughter was mugged & shot in the face.  The daughter is 24-25.  My friend was angry that something that stupid & random could even happen.  Kim & I watch The Ellen Degeneres Show every day.  First thing when Kim gets home from work.  I couldn’t find the author she had on the show Wednesday, but I tried to remember something the author said.  The author of the book had lost a young child.

I remember the author saying ‘Don’t ask if you can do something.  Just do something to help.  Don’t make them reach out to you.’  That really got to me, that’s what I told my friend.

I never thought of it that way?  I’ll remember that.  Of course they need help, anyone in that situation would.  The smallest thing can go a long way.

Nothing is certain in life other than “I know I was born & I know that I’ll die the in between is mine”

Sure, the in between is yours but there’s often random people or things that can mess with your life.  You have to learn how to deal with situations that arise.

I remember being in the hospital & people would ask me what I needed or wanted.  Cam & Michelle asked me what I needed.  I wanted to live, but that’s not what I asked for.  I asked for a copy of “Batman: The Dark Knight” that had recently been released.  My uncle in Airdrie, Alberta also asked what I needed I said ‘The Rick Mercer Report’ book.

I don’t know what I was thinking, the fact that they caught me awake was a shot in the dark!  I watched the movie in the hospital.  I tried to read the book but didn’t realize I had bad double vision.

I didn’t really know I had cancer with a very slim chance of surviving.  I figured I was maybe sleep deprived or something like that.  Corey brought me the 2nd Thornley album that he knew I was waiting for.  Laurie brought me 2 signed guitars, 1 signed by Ian Thornley for me, & 1 signed by Chad Kroeger of “Nickelback” to raffle off.

Those all may seem like little insignificant things, but they’re were all sincere & showed that they care.


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.


I just googled release dates for 2017 that are confirmed, but yet to be recorded, I saw no Tool.  I did see A Perfect Circle though under the TBA section.


Highly Suspect made a 2nd video from their 2nd album.  “The Boy Who Died Wolf” the song “Little One” LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Todd Bryanton’s “Beep Beep I’m a Sheep” got a remix!


Took long enough.  The Stone Sour album has a release date on June 30th, preorder is now available on iTunes



Dave Grohl & his mother, Virginia Grohl, on Stephen Colbert


Soundgarden shared it.  I was listening to this album earlier this week!


I like these guys catchy pop band that still remind me of INXS light.


I don’t get the point of reissued albums?  Always comes off to me as a cash grab for the artist or their estate.


FYI I saw a photo earlier this week of Soundgarden rehearsing & the caption said “Rehearsing for tour”



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


Brewster actually came to play with me while I was on the floor doing my exercise!!! That made me happy, he hasn’t done that in the last 2 weeks! He usually puts his squeak toy beside my head while doing my crunches today he left it right on my face. We played for a bit but he really just wanted me to rub his throat & belly.

One trilogy done many more to watch! I forgot how good the Christian Bale “Batman” trilogy is, & how good/dark Heath Ledger played The Joker. Thanks Cameron & Michelle Rorquist that was my weekend! Baseball, Football & Batman!   Cam & Michelle bought “The Dark Knight” DVD while I was in the hospital.  I had cancer, they asked me what they could do or what did I need?  My response “The Dark Knight” movie??? FANTASTIC weekend on the couch! Even Kim got into the Batman movies. Brewster even calmed down a bit, the only problem with every action movie is the sound. You blast the sound to hear the dialogue, then you have to turn it way down during the action sequences, so the people on the other end of town don’t hear the movie. Ah, well. What trilogy next? 6 Star Wars, Back to the Future, original Lord of the Rings (sans Hobbit), 4 American Pie movies, Austin Powers, etc. Better be careful, Kim may hurt me.

Let’s get something straight? I’m perfect but Kim’s a genius. Shh! Don’t tell her I said that OK….actually……………..DELETE, DELETE, DELETE, how do you work this fandangled contraption????????

No I do like Megadeth, they shared this on Facebook….

Offspring update from the studio.

Personally any song from the beginning of “Badmotorfinger” on it’s quite difficult to find a bad Soundgarden song there’s some that aren’t up to par, but still decent.

New “Ghostbuster” names.

Karaoke, Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter doing “The Real Slim Shady” by Eminem. SOME LANGUAGE!!!

This is great n’ all but when will they release the new album? I’m waiting for this & many more announcements/release dates!

Dave Grohl’s doctor sings “The White Stripes” ‘7 Nation Army’ with Foo Fighters on stage in Boston Then later on Sully Erna of “Godsmack” comes out to sing a tune. POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! I haven’t listened to the Sully Erna part.

John Oliver “Last Week Tonight”

BSB & ‘N Sync to make a zombie movie together. You know them you’ve heard a catchy tune by them even I bought a BSB CD. Gave it to my brother after a few years of rarely listening to it.

This could be in the movie or on the soundtrack?

Letter to Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) leads to an arrest

Trivium with Tremonti on Saturday, September 12th in the USA though.

If Kim liked metal & if we were rich, we’d go to this^^ concert & the tour below

Country music’s current power couple divorce. Any divorce is sad news. I hope it’s amicable & not a messy divorce?

Pentatonix movie trailer

I bought the “Echosmith” album last week, I like it!

Evanescence will tour in November after a hiatus since 2012.

AC/DC’s drummer, Phil Rudd, sentenced to home confinement for 8 months. Seems like a light sentence, to me, for threatening to kill someone?

Big Wreck fan gets on stage during concert

BREAKING NEWS!!!! Kim is home today, she’s better than last night when she felt she might be catching the flu. Anyways she was going through her CD binder & found my Dave Grohl autographed ticket stub & news paper photo from 2000 in Saskatoon! Kim’s feeling much better today but not quite right yet. This song is the only one in the first 3 Foo Fighters’ albums that I tolerate & wait for the next song “Learn to Fly”.

Yes, the video of the older gentleman trying to put on his rain cape is funny. Notice in this life or death moment the phone catches all of the action. I don’t know what you’d do in this situation but video recording it would be the furthest from my mind?

Last night, after I posted my blog, I found out that you can still share your digital music if the person doesn’t use iTunes Match (home sharing without turning on a computer & unable to stream in a vehicle. No biggie, back to iTunes home sharing since Match is actually taking the songs I purchased from iTunes away from our TV on 2 recently purchased albums. They’re fine on any other device. Just means my iPod classic will be in the vehicle on long trips along with Kim’s phone.

Paramore shared it………

WAY TO YOUNG TO DIE!!! I went into the hospital with stage 4 brain cancer at 28 years & 6 days old.

Nirvana concert photos pre fame.

David Bowie cover

Best. Video. On. The. Internet. Today anyways or at the moment.

Songs I like. “Matthew Good/Matthew Good Band” I own about 7 Matthew Good Band CDs. I can’t find the first one that even he doesn’t have, someone stole it. Only 3 of them were really popular. This was Canada’s response to the “grunge” movement.

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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




Sunday, February 9th 2014


I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about Bedouin Soundclash.  I bought the one album on CD in 2005, it had Corey & Jolene’s wedding song on it, this song as they walked down the isle after the ceremony! off of the album “Sounding a Mosaic”.  It is a pretty solid album all the way through.  Before I had cancer I clicked on “Auto Fill” on my iTunes to see what it did?  I wound up with a ton of music I didn’t like on my iTunes and as I looked at Bedouin Soundclash today I see I have their album “Street Gospels” as well.  I guess I’ll keep that along with the double album of Pearl Jam’s “Lost Dogs” and I think there’s another album I kept? 


Anyways if you use iTunes, DON’T CLICK ON THAT BUTTON!!!! I spent days deleting stuff from my iTunes  including doubles of songs I already had!  I have all of Foo Fighters albums and it doubled each song on “The Colour and The Shape” album.  I didn’t realize that until I was listening to the album on my iPod and I’d hear each song twice in a row!  I really like Foo Fighters, but not that much!  It was a very time consuming experience! 


You could pick any song off of “Sounding a Mosaic” and enjoy it if you like that song.  They don’t all sound the same, but they’re all good!


Our weekend.  First of all the week should be more even, 3 days for a weekend and 4 days a week for work?  I don’t work but I’m still busy on random “days of the week”


Our weekend started Friday night.  Supper with Cam and Michelle, then back to our condo they hadn’t seen yet.  We were supposed to go to The Exchange to see my brother’s group Room 333 play on Saturday night, Kim wasn’t feeling so good, so we had to cancel.  They have another show sometime in March.  On The Exchange side (bigger side than the Club side than they were playing on Saturday).  Today we had brunch at Corey and Jolene’s house.  Probably the only “…..real….” meal I’ll get this week. We got to see baby Hannah again today she seemed to be in a good mood!  Lots of big smiles from her!  She had a stare down with me she was probably thinking “Who’s the hairy creepy guy?” at the time.


Kim & I are juicing still, just took a break for Friday evening and brunch today.  Supper will probably be a lettuce wrap and a juice.  I was looking at and didn’t like what I saw.  I’ve put on weight, probably because I’ve continued the bad eating habits I had in the WRC.  I could eat anything near the last 2 years there and not gain any weight, cereal, chocolate, multiple pounds of Blue Whales, 15L of eggnog, etc.  I’m not morbidly obese, “fat” or anything, just a little chunkier in my belly area


“Don’t judge anyone until you’ve been in their shoes”


“Just because today is a terrible day doesn’t mean tomorrow won’t be the best day of your life. You’ve just got to get there”


“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”


“Apologize for your mistakes and learn something from them”


“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl



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