WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ CLASSIC ROCK BANDS FOR MY GENERATION

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5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 100 back flexes, 390 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

Tuesdays & Thursdays I do pushups & tricep lifts.  The other 3 “days of the week” are everything else.

I fell asleep to “Muse” the new album “Simulation Theory”.  I got it last night.

I exercised to “Chromeo” the album “Head Over Heels”

 

I woke up, got everything ready for my exercises, and then realized I really felt sick to my stomach.  It was 6:00 am.  I went back to bed to sleep some more.  I got up at 9:30 & felt much better.  Straight to my exercises, followed by some breakfast.  All is well!

After 5 days of not leaving the house or not having people here, I get bored.  I get cabin fever & not only want but NEED to get out of here!

My body is getting tired.  I’m looking forward to December.  I’ll do crunches, pushups, & squats.  From the 21st-26th, I will do nothing but relax.  On the 27th I’ll do the pushups, crunches, & squats until the end of the year.

I had my consultation with my surgeon regarding my back surgery.  Haven’t heard anything yet.  I’m supposed to have another MRI soon, on my back.  It feels fine & I assume nothing will be done, since the MRI will show nothing wrong at the moment?

I do usually end up watching WAY too much CNN though.  For me it’s like watching a terrible car accident.  If Kim is home, I don’t watch CNN.  “Why are you screaming at the TV?”  “Because this is RIDICULOUS!”

I turn it to our recorded “Ellen Degeneres” show from that day, usually the second she gets home.

 

New Muse is released today!!!!!!!!!  I’ve got 4 other ones (Into Eternity, hopefully at a home town show.  Chevelle, Opeth live & maybe Tenacious D) to purchase after Christmas I’m told.  We’re saving the cash for Christmas gifts.

 

A movie based on “Breaking Bad” that would be AWESOME!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/breaking-bad-vince-gilligan-breaking-bad-movie-752929/?fbclid=IwAR2f6bekWj4RJgHbmAG4-wIHyfYbCdieML84PxwGZ4lh2V1VBQoMy-2HuUM

 

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  New Alter Bridge is being written, & assembling in April!

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-has-begun-writing-material-for-follow-up-to-the-last-hero/?fbclid=IwAR1uEqvpnrpQzkz9rWD40lCsNjTlcBBmUaevE0TFvoFZcfaMyP4zErAkA3c

 

In other news, a musician cut their hair.  WOW slow news day loudwire?????????

http://loudwire.com/coheed-and-cambria-frontman-claudio-sanchez-hair-haircut/?fbclid=IwAR0WFUxDYD-Sp-W4VlZ9y8fuPaFGKcJiABE9R8RCDrq0ZCUXe-dp62C3bV8

 

Just when you think he’s gone too far he does this….

 

At every wedding I attend, I request the song “Ace of Spades”.  It is never played despite my request?

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-ace-of-spades-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR0-On2ad0xHQamqw2KhbTQ-y7WND3F0pgyW8KqWvgEhFIN7ZLsPjzKZyCw

 

People really need to get over this!

 

America you’re doing it wrong!  Stop these ridiculous mass shootings (2nd amendment).  Activate the 25th amendment to get the president who shall not be named out of the White House!  Mr. Mueller get your investigation wrapped up ASAP or just let the Democrats punt him out the door!

I think the majority of gun owners are cowards.  You want a gun?  You can all have a single shot hunting rifle.  If the other person doesn’t have an automatic or semi-automatic weapon, why do you need one?  I’m running low on hopes & prayers.  Figure it out already!

Well I have a somewhat busy weekend ahead.  Saskatchewan Roughriders have a home playoff game on Sunday.  I’ll be there freezing my tushy off.  Kim’s not a fan of any type of football, last I heard she had some work to do for another company on the side?  As for Saturday, I’m not sure what’s happening?

 

CLASSIC ROCK BANDS FOR MY GENERATION

I don’t know how long this will be?  If it gets lengthy, I’ll have a part 3.  This will be older bands & current bands.  Reminder, this is music I have, some of it I couldn’t care less if I ever hear it again.

 

The Rolling Stones

 

Aerosmith

 

Black Sabbath

 

Guns n’ Roses

 

Nirvana

 

Soundgarden

 

Foo Fighters

 

Rush

 

Metallica

 

Beastie Boys

Likely a part 3 to this story.

So, MLB, Major League Baseball, wants to speed up the pace of play to attract a younger audience.  Great!  I’m all for it!  How will they attract a younger audience if younger people aren’t watching it already?  Isn’t the younger generation watching TV on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, etc?  How is the MLB going to advertise on these streaming sites?  People of many generations already know if they want to watch baseball or not.  If a game takes 3 hours or 2 ½ hours, how will that entice a younger fan base that’s already tuned out?

I don’t watch NFL football because it takes 4 hours for a game.  I don’t even like it when a CFL game goes into overtime.  How will the NFL market the game to me?  I’ve already tuned out.  Just because I see an advertisement doesn’t mean I’ll watch a game?

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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WHAT CAUSES ME STRESS/DEAD SARA

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Ascendancy”

I exercised to “The Struts” the album “Young & Dangerous”

The Struts are getting a TON of playing time here as well!

 

Kim had a hair appointment after work on Monday.  Our vehicle wouldn’t start.  My dad took her to her appointment, picked her up after, boosted the vehicle, she took it in to the dealership Tuesday morning.  It’s a 2014 Santa Fe.  I think this is the first time we’ve had any problem with it?

She was going to come home between work & her hair appointment, but no go on that.  I was fine, made myself some soup.  I think that’s the first time I’ve used the stove top without Kim around.  I’ve used the oven many times on my own.

Streaming music stress’ me out WAY TOO MUCH.  I’ll be fine, I know.  Everybody’s using it & it has a place.  I would prefer the option to stream or download music.  Make an album of 10 or more songs $0 – $15 & the price decided by the musicians.

I don’t like that Apple Music & Spotify pay musicians a fraction of $0.01.  That doesn’t seem fair & if any streaming goes bankrupt, kiss your music from that site goodbye.

Where does it fit appropriately?  Do you have kid(s)?  Great, go for it!  A child won’t be listening to “Baby Beluga” forever.

My in-laws live in a small hamlet.  They have Wi-Fi but no internet.  They can stream anything but not download it.  If they want music, a streaming site is their only option.

We don’t have kids, so I use iTunes & Kim uses Apple Music.

We pay $27.99 a year for iTunes Match which means we can stream my downloads on Kim’s cell phone.  If iTunes goes down, I’ll use the old iPhone sitting in a drawer here.  The number won’t be activated, it will be used as an iPod only.  I can’t afford a record player or start a vinyl collection.

My iPod classic works fine for downloaded music.  Unfortunately it won’t work for streaming music.  I got it in late 2011 or early 2012.  Before I was out of the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.

The way I see it, Apple would be doomed either way in deleting either service.  Apple Music users would have to join another streaming site & those that use iTunes are hooped.

I can find multiple links confirming this & one link denying this.  There are bands already not putting their stuff on iTunes, just streaming sites?

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/04/06/apple-shutting-itunes-music-downloads/

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/03/30/fake-news-apple-isnt-killing-itunes-music-downloads

Please remember this only my opinion.  You’re always entitled to your own!

 

“…And Justice for All” why did, drummer Lars Ulrich, approve this terrible mix with no bass?

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

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-and-justice-for-all-production-about-balance/?fbclid=IwAR17OinVdSs35evLlFZyZY124HYrlN1Qd85mxkfligXNEFlnEexRqRyXoHI

Let’s play “Where’s Waldo?” but we’ll call it “Where’s the bass?”  Clearly Metallica’s not “All about that bass” at least not on this album.

 

I must see “Bohemian Rhapsody” soon!!!  I hope she has a cameo!!!  Hahaha!!!!

 

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!  Triumph the insult comic dog in Texas at the polls!

 

DEAD SARA   (I can’t stop listening to this group!!!!!!!!!!!)

I know I did a quick review of them, but not a thorough one.  They are based out of L.A., with 4 members.  They formed in 2003.  2 females & 2 males.  I believe the 2 guys are the rhythm section, drums & bass.  The lead singer, Emily Strong, also plays guitar.  Siouxie Medley is the other guitarist.

I was so glad I found out about this band.  When I went to iTunes it said others had also bought Nirvana & The Pretty Reckless.  Then they’d be right up my alley!  It’s hard for me to not listen to them.  They have 2 full length albums, a single which is a cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”, & 2 EPs.

I’m guessing if they started their career during the ‘grunge’ explosion in the 1990s, they’d possibly be VERY popular?

 

2008   THE AIRPORT SESSIONS EP

 

2012   DEAD SARA

 

2013   HEART SHAPED BOX COVER/SINGLE

 

2015   PLEASURE TO MEET YOU

 

2018   TEMPORARY THINGS TAKING UP SPACE EP

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I WAS READY FOR FRIDAY ON TUESDAY/CARTOONS

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I fell asleep to “Harry Connick Jr.” the album of cover songs “Your Songs”

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “In the Arms of God”

 

Thank goodness it’s Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Weekly exercise total; 0 pushups (finger is still tender), 500 crunches, 1000 leg lifts, 600 tricep pushups, 500 squats, 200 back flexes.

 

This bruised finger sucks.  Until it stops hurting I’m going to play it safe.  Well, at least it’s not my right/dominant hand.  When I exercise, I go all out.  Not doing my pushups takes less time & it’s disappointing to me.  I’m going to have to build up to 240 a day.  No, I don’t know why, but I don’t look like somebody that does all of this exercise.

Yes I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, but that was never the reason I started exercising like a mad man.  The entire reason for all of this exercise was to be able to “Walk”.  At first I thought I’d be able to walk very soon, by 2015 maybe.  That didn’t happen!  Oh well, maybe one day?

We’re looking at getting a lighter wheelchair for me & pay for it with my disability tax return.  Right now my chair weighs 41 pounds.  The wheelchair we’re looking at weighs 14 pounds, much easier for Kim to lift into our vehicle.

“Will I ever walk?  Yo I don’t know?  Turn off the lights & I’ll glow….”

At least he picked a great bass line to rip off.  Long live “Queen”!  And the other Queen!

 

When I was in high school I was not part of the “Cool Kids” I had 2 groups I would hang out with, & both involved Timothy Wong.  One group of 4 guys which we called “The Nothings” we weren’t all musicians, jocks, or anything in particular & one group of Tim, myself & 2 girls.  One I’ve known longer than my brother!  I did hang out with 3 or 4 guys on the football team during lunch.  I think it was ’97 or ’98 I started hanging out with Laurie, really good friend like Timothy.  Laurie is a year younger than me.  When I was in University, it was quite common for her to come home after high school & find me reading a text book in her parents’ living room.

I found high school to be more individual clique.  Small groups of 4-8 people.  That being said I also graduated with over around 260 people or so.

 

CARTOONS

 

If it’s animated, I’ll likely buy the movie to watch it at home multiple times.  They’re not all great, so I’ve either rented it or saw it in the theater.  2 of my 4 or 5 favourite movies are not animated.  I’m not going to bore you with every single trailer from the movies I like, so here’s just a few.  Just because I’m 38 years old doesn’t mean I have to just watch dramas, documentaries, thrillers, & horror movies?

 

This entire series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Both of these movies!

Many, many, more…………………………..

 

A protest song by Bad Religion.  I think there will be many protest songs while Trump is President.

http://loudwire.com/bad-religion-the-kids-are-alt-right/

 

So this study says metal can be harmful, yet a previous study I saw years ago states that metal calms listeners.  So which one’s true?

 

Live is back with the original lineup & an AWESOME song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-lives-new-song-with-ed-kowalczyk-love-lounge-w521752

 

Weird Al’s top 10 rock parodies.

http://loudwire.com/top-10-weird-al-yankovic-rock-parodies/

 

The Toronto Blue Jays’ management is in a tough spot that I don’t envy.  I see a lot of backlash coming from fans of the team after the July 31st trade deadline.  The fans, for the most part, aren’t dumb.  The stadium isn’t sold out nightly like it was in 2016.  C.E.O. & G.M., Mark Shapiro & Ross Atkins, are walking a fine line at the moment.  Fill the seats & build a team to win without blowing the team up.

Truth be told I’d rather have had them ‘Blow up’ the roster when they joined the organization after the 2015 season.  Who can they trade that’s not injured at the moment?  Starting pitcher, Marcus Stroman, gets back into action on Saturday & J.A. Happ is getting old.  They’re not making the playoffs this year, every fan knows that.  Everybody is trade worthy, but I don’t see much in return?  Other than starting pitcher J.A. Happ, who is consistently good there is very little value in any other players, even Marcus Stroman?  Even if he flops on Saturday, there is only Happ to trade & get anything in return.  You could trade Smoak 1B, Pillar CF, Biagini RP, Barnes RP, I think you’d get very little in return for them.  The Jays could potentially have $31,000,000 or $51,000,000 sitting on the bench next year due to 3 players under preforming with HUGE contracts through 2020.

I think they should do what the Toronto Maple Leafs did.  “Hey, were going to suck for a couple of years, until our minor league players get really good”.  At least they’d be honest, since the fans pretty much know it.

 

Major League Baseball wants to speed up the pace of play since EVERYONE is so focused on their cell phone that they can’t turn it off & focus on something else for 10 minutes let alone 3 hours.  “Oh no!  I’ll die if I don’t have my cell phone!”  Surprise, I loathe cell phones!  “Hey talk to me!  I’m right here in even better resolution!”

HAPPY FOUL BALL GIRLS!

I have 2 ideas one might not work for them.

Take away instant replay in the dugout.  Give the field manager 2 challenges, without viewing the replay in the dugout.  They have to call for a replay by the umpires within 10 seconds of the play in question.

This one might not work?  If a player hits a homerun, the umpire ahead of the player should signal the homerun.  Once the signal has been given, offensive base runner(s) should stop & return to the dugout.

 

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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

“HOPE FOR THE BEST, PREPARE FOR THE WORST”. NO, DON’T!

(MUSIC PLATFORMS)

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence” followed by “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory of…….”

During breakfast I was listening to “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” the album “Who Built the Moon?”

 

I said previously “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”.  That’s not right!  You can’t live your life in fear with an underground bunker full of water jugs, nonperishables, & a generator just in case?

Once you’re in a situation, then you should “Hope for the best & prepare for the worst”.  I didn’t prepare to have cancer?  Does anybody prepare for that?  I hope not.

It happened, I slept for a year while Kim got stuff lined up for us.  Even one of my doctors called her “The best wife he’d ever seen”.  So remember that Kim is the real hero in this story.  She has laid everything out for me to exercise & get better.  That doctor said that most spouses leave.  I’d likely be dead without her.  I couldn’t even reach the button to call a nurse for help, Kim had to do a PILE of stuff for me.  I was so shaky that she had to feed me.  My parents fed me to begin with in the hospital, since I couldn’t reach my mouth!

I was on an intervenes of TPN, don’t know what that stands for but I think it was a mixture of water & some type of liquid nourishment.  I was never hungry & a very few times I wanted some milk when I learned how to use a straw.  Kim learned how to do it so we could spend some time at the lake during my time at the WRC.

Brewster had some dental work yesterday.  A cleaning & 12 of 42 teeth pulled.  Wasn’t anywhere near as much as I thought it would cost or what they estimated.  He was still a bit numb & high I think.  He did have some wet dog food though!  He has stitches in his mouth that will dissolve.  I missed him a lot Tuesday!  He went in at 7:00 am & Kim picked him up on her way home from work around 4:45 pm or so.

 

Yes, “Lamb of God” is one of my favourite bands, not just metal bands but one of my favourite bands overall.

Thank you “Winter Olympics” I like you but now nothing else is on TV.  Even the sports talk show I watch had the host complaining about the same hockey game on 8 channels, Canada wasn’t even playing & he works for Roger’s communications!  I can’t even watch “The Ellen Degeneres Show” until Kim gets home!

Just a chat here for a change.  The music industry will continue to change.  The only platform that has survived is vinyl!  Reel to reel, 4 tracks, 8 tracks, cassettes, & CDs have all come & gone.  Who knows if the digital music era will be around in 20 years?  Apple stock is constantly going down, it has been for a while.  Microsoft launched a “media store” late last year, but just like iTunes when it started they don’t have much at the moment.  Other than that I haven’t looked into it much.  I’d purchase CDs if I had the physical space for them.  I wasn’t around for eight tracks, but I’ve seen my fair share of platforms come & go.

I got my parents car in 1996 after getting my license, it had a cassette deck.  I was buying CDs & converting them to cassette on my boom box.  Then I got a CD adapter for in the car.  New vehicles now have USB outlets for an iPod or they use blue tooth from your iPhone or new iPod.  You can debate which platform will survive or not but no one really knows?  Until some whiz kid pops up with the next platform for listening to music.

Maybe one day I’ll pack up my CDs, put them in our storage unit & buy newer CDs?

Whatever works for you at the moment is fine.  No need to worry about what might happen in the future.

 

“It’s beginning to look a lot like baseball”!!!!!!!!!!

Pitchers & Catchers report to spring training today.  How will the Blue Jays do?  I have no clue?  That’s way too many “ifs” at this point.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-face-major-questions-ahead-spring-training-2018/

Baseball umpires seem to get worse with every passing year.  Bad trend.

If you get suspended for something ridiculous, scream all you want or until you can’t afford the fine.  Who do the umpires report to?  The commissioner I assume?  Who does NOTHING about this!

I will be firmly planted on the couch to watch the Blue Jays’ first spring training game on Friday, February 23rd. After my exercise, breakfast, a shower, & make myself pretty.  Thar last part takes me A LONG time.

 

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

WEIRD WEEKEND UPDATE

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So it’s February 4th today.  On Sunday, February 3rd, 2008, I experienced the shortest & most painful headache while I was shoveling snow in our backyard.  Weird thing was that it was very brief & in the back bottom portion of my head.  Kim saw me sitting down on our back step holding my head wincing in pain.  She told me to stop shoveling & come inside.  The pain past very soon.  We thought nothing of it & I went to work on Monday, we carpooled since her office was on my way.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  We carpooled again as usual.  I think I was on my 2nd docket of the day.  2 of my co-workers told me I looked very pale.  Odd since I felt fine, until 30 seconds later.  I laid down on the cat-walk of the printing press.  Called one of my co-workers & asked him to call 911 for me.  I was in the back of an ambulance in very few minutes.  The last thing I remember is Kim getting into the back of the ambulance with me (her boss drove her over since I had the car).  The last thing I remember before I was in a coma for 4 or 5 weeks, was telling Kim in the back of the ambulance was “It will be OK sweetie” & thank goodness it was.

Here I am 10 years later, I’m in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  My speech isn’t great, & my left hand shakes.  All things considered it sure beats the worst case scenario!

In those 10 years, my family has lost far too many people to cancer.  My “Aunt”, Aunt, Grandfather, family friend, another Aunt’s sister & a handful of others who survived.  My mother especially has had a very rough time.  Her only sister, her father, & 3 good friends.  I’m pretty sure my Grandfather was the only one over 70 when he died at the age of 84, one week before his 85th birthday.  I guess he told mom he’d never live to be 85.

 

One set of aunt & uncle from Alberta were here helping my grandparents pack & move to a new condo suite.  They’re moving to a different suite in the same building, but now meals will be made for them, instead of them making their own meals.  My grandmother has had a rough time lately but she’s keeping her spirit up.  Grandpa is tired quite a bit but that’s pretty much par for the course for any male Fraser.  We’ve all had a turn zonking out on the living room floor after a large meal in the dining room of their house, COMFY floor!  Pillow from the sofa, big plush carpet, & drooling out the side of your mouth within 5 minutes!  Grandpa, dad, me, my brother & probably my cousins too.

Had a great visit with my uncle.  I assume my aunt didn’t bring perogies for me & was likely “busy” or doesn’t love me anymore?  Hurts me a bit…….on the inside……..my “feels” Hahahahahahahaha!

 

Great but are they all worth recording & releasing?  Quality over quantity.

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-26-songs-various-states-completion-production-insanity/

 

I saw that “Pink” is touring across Canada, I’d go, but the money tree is bare & I’ve scraped off the bark for 3 maybe 4 concerts this year.  The 4th one doesn’t have a date yet but the group has said they will be in Regina.  If it wasn’t in Saskatchewan, I wouldn’t even think of going!

 

I believe Mark Tremonti has said he’s holding a listening party for his 4th album in May?  The album’s not even fully recorded.  Only 13 drum tracks are done!

 

Western Canada does not have any large festivals, I believe there’s at least one in Ontario.

http://loudwire.com/rock-metal-music-festivals-guide/

 

I guess I should have watched the entire “Grammy Awards”.  Bruno Mars won album & record of the year.  Why are those 2 different awards?  I’m a HUGE Bruno Mars fan!  I had to choose between seeing “Queen” or “Bruno Mars” one year.  I had to go with “Queen”, I’ll likely never get the opportunity to see them live again.  Bruno Mars has set himself up for what I hope will be a long career.

 

Rockers bringing kids on stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-heartwarming-times-rock-stars-invited-kids-onstage/

 

These are the groups www.loudwire.com thinks should play at the “Super Bowl”

http://loudwire.com/bands-play-super-bowl-halftime-show/

Here’s why I respectfully disagree.  Great choices for a rock/metal fan.  You need a big name act to play the “Super Bowl”!  If you put a band like “Gwar” on the stage 80-90% of people watching will say “Who?”  Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, or KISS, maybe.  Out of the 3, I’d go with Pearl Jam or their HUGE catalogue of very diverse songs, & the bands popularity.

Even them I would question playing at the Super Bowl.  The NFL should have a pop act or country act.  What do most people enjoy listening to?

You can’t please everyone all of the time, so the NFL is doing something right.  A pop or country group should please most people watching the Super Bowl & everyone knows the name Justin Timberlake!

 

I thought “collusion” was only a word used in the White House?  Apparently the slow off-season in baseball can now include the word “collusion”.  Very few, like 2 or 3 teams are doing anything yet team work outs are set for February 21st,  pitchers & catchers start work outs earlier on February 14th.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/collusion-bizarre-mlb-off-season-cant-explained-easily/

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MY REASON BEHIND THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE & NO STRESS HERE EVER OTHER THAN THE DAYS THAT END IN Y.

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Ghost Reveries”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the latest studio album “The Last Hero”

 

500 pushups, 500 leg lifts, 245 triceps pushups.  I’ve upped the triceps pushups to 45 a day.  I have accidentally done 110- 115 regular pushups a few times, but I won’t add any until it becomes a regularity in my routine.  I might switch it up & throw in some back flexes on the odd day?  When I do my pushups, I don’t do a specific amount of sets, I go full on & do as many as I can (minimum 25) until I can’t do anymore.  I rest, then do the same thing, I repeat that until I hit 100 or more.  It ends up usually around 3 sets.  I’m pretty sure I could do more pushups, if I took more rest periods, maybe I’ll try 130 next week?  Once that’s done, I shower, eat breakfast, then I tend to other stuff that needs to be done here.

At the moment still, I cannot do any squats or more crunches due to my pending back surgery.  I had a disc slip out of place and I’ve had that off & on experience since grade 10.  I twisted the wrong way to borrow a pen, I went home for lunch, bent over to pick up a piece of paper off of my bedroom floor & BOOM I spent the rest of the day on my parents’ kitchen floor.  It has come & gone over the years.

Why was I doing 1,500 crunches a day?  Kevin Hart was on The Ellen Degeneres Show & said he does 1,000 crunches & 500 pushups a day.  I’ve got the time to exercise like crazy & there is/was nothing preventing me from achieving the same thing.  Well I proved that I could reach/exceed the number of crunches & I would like to achieve the number of pushups.  I’ll get to that total but it will take time & persistence.  I didn’t wake up one day and do 1,500 crunches, I built up to that number.  I don’t need anyone to tell me I can’t do something, I want to get better, I don’t want to sit here & feel sorry for myself.

Sure my life is different than most people, but what is “normal”?  Other than a B-Side by Foo Fighters, I couldn’t tell you?  Is your family or household the same as everyone else?  I doubt it, & it shouldn’t be.  Whatever you think is your “freak flag” let it fly.  Show it off & people that care about you will still be there for you.

WOW did that feel like a Yoda moment for anyone else?  Where did that come from?

Lastly, it’s the holiday season.  I’m tired & stressed a little more each day, & I have zero reason for it?  That’s weird & it affects my sleep.  If I can figure out what it is, I’ll be sure to let you know.

 

 

Jimmy Fallon talks to Patton Oswalt as Roy Moore

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-patton-oswalt-as-roy-moore-on-fallon-w513441

 

Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 best albums of the year.  I’ll agree with 2 of them.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/10-best-albums-of-2017-readers-poll-w513196/lorde-melodrama-w513205

 

Everything is politically charged.  I’ve had more than enough of it & I’m not on twitter nor do I own a cell phone.  Why?  Information overload!  Nobody will talk to someone.  “But I missed the emoji, ah my life is over” if you say so?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-nerds-politically-charged-new-1000-video-w513550

 

Is Trump good for the entertainment industry?  No, because he’s everywhere & everyone has heard the same thing about him at least 50 times a day already!  Movies, late night talk shows, sports, music, etc.  I’d love to put something else on here but he is the definition of a “media whore”.  If it’s not a picture of him beside the definition on www.wikipedia.com wait until they update the website.

 

Hahahaha!  James Corden & Kristen Wiig sing the song “Hallelujah”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-kristen-wiig-beautifully-butcher-hallelujah-on-corden-w513555

 

Were they all good albums that 1000s of people know & bought?  I can fart into a microphone so it records, if I sell 1 copy, I’d feel sad for that individual & return their $4.  Quality, not quantity!

 

The thing I want to know is.  Why is it that a guitarist playing a solo on the higher end of the guitar, have to make a weird face as though they’re pinching off a loaf?  Is every solo that difficult or are they making it look hard?

What I personally know is A) I sang & played rhythm guitar, I played a very easy solo when I was asked, I also changed one of my guitar parts when asked.  B) How on earth do you play or sing after consuming alcohol?  I never ever did any type of drug or smoked cigarettes.  Before I was done on stage, I avoided alcohol.  I wasn’t a great singer so there was no reason to make it more difficult.  After we played maybe a beer.  I’d go home, unload my gear, and then relax with a beverage or 3.  People actually paid to hear us play our songs, I’d better make the evening enjoyable, & have a good night.  Any type of entertainer should care about what they’re doing!

I remember our 2nd drummer, who had recorded & played with/for professional musicians saying that the vocalist typically gets 50% of the money.  I thought that was odd & immediately said “We split it evenly, 25% each since there’s 4 of us & I’m the hack”!

 

Surviving Nirvana members reunite at a Foo Fighters show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-surviving-nirvana-members-reunite-at-foo-fighters-show-w513601

 

I guess the Rogers Company still owns the Blue Jays but they are for sale.  A sale of this magnitude will take some time though if it happens.  Starting Pitcher Aaron Sanchez, who went on the disabled list 4 times last year due to a blister forming on his pitching hand, will resume throwing tomorrow.  Has the league changed the baseball?  There were many pitchers across the league that dealt with the same problem.  The players could tell the ball was wound tighter & the seams were lower.  All of this means that if a pitcher wanted to make the ball move, he would have to use more pressure on the ball with his fingers.  If the ball hasn’t changed, I doubt anything from a players stand point or injury will change.  More millionaires sitting around because they have a boo boo on their finger.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/toronto-blue-jays-sale-rogers-rumours-off-season-plans/

Next week all of the MLB general managers begin their Winter Meeting.  They go to Florida & talk about trades or free agent signings & see what they can possibly achieve or what can happen ASAP.  I’m sure there will be many rumours & moves made around Wednesday or so.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/07/trump-to-undergo-routine-physical-and-release-health-report-white-house-says.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104885872&yptr=yahoo

….and the results show he is unfit to serve as President, I hope & nothing serious since he’ll eventually live in a jail cell.

 

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “AEnima”

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

I decided to work out today.  It would have been a wasted day for me otherwise.

400 pushups, 400 crunches, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 80 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.

Exercising for 4 days is much easier than 5 days.  I had far more energy than usual.  I didn’t feel like rolling over into the fetal position & crying afterwards like I feel most days lately.  Wednesday, Thursday, today felt good!  I hope this trend stays around for a while!

All of these people being accused of sexual harassment, & now Roy Moore running for senate in Alabama saying ‘Why now & not in 1979?’  Well I get the fact that these women are now coming out & saying something now.  They feel safe now & confident that people will take notice of what they have to say.  Now they will be heard, while the filthy liars who committed these crimes try so hard to deny these accusations.  Roy Moore says “I asked their mother before taking them out” SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!  When someone is 14 & sexually assaulted by a 32 year old, I don’t care if you had God’s blessings.  He’s been accused of sexually assaulting 5 teenage girls in the 1970s & early 1980s.  I hear Roy Moore was also banned from a mall.  Get off of your high horse & throw away your gun that you showed at your rally.

With all of these accusations coming out, how is Trump still president?  He’s been accused & has admitted to it & people have turned a blind eye to his wrongdoings.  WHY?  People like this belong in a jail cell, & should be treated like every other sexual predator!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’ve been a fan of “Queen” from as far back as I can remember.  Now that I know “Foo Fighters” are fans of “Queen” makes it much better than it already was.  I get to hear this now when I see “Foo Fighters” in concert!

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

 

No, I want to see real people doing their craft.  Concerts would get boring if this hologram stuff.

http://loudwire.com/lars-ulrich-metallica-hologram-fine-with-me/

 

 

Stone Temple Pilots have a new singer & single

The singer’s name is Jeff Gutt.  He placed 2nd on one of the season of “The X Factor”.  Here he is on “The X Factor” doing a great cover of “Radiohead”

I think this adds validity 2 things I’ve always thought.  These “reality” shows are nothing more than subjectively judged talent shows.  Also he got the last laugh in the end!  The judges aren’t wrong, it’s just a subjective response.

 

The new “Barenaked Ladies” album “Fake Nudes” was released last night.  I’ll give it a good listen before I review it.

 

Dave Grohl with Guns n’ Roses

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-dave-grohl-join-guns-n-roses-for-paradise-city-w511828

 

50 Greatest Pop/Punk albums according to www.RollingStone.com

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-greatest-pop-punk-albums-w508222/discount-half-fiction-1997-w508302

I’ll admit I’m not much of a punk fan but there are quite a few on this list that I like!

 

“A Perfect Circle” made a video for their single “The Doomed”

 

“Queens of the Stone Age” are on tour with “Royal Blood” opening for them.  Unfortunately no one wants/can go to a show in Calgary or Winnipeg in May.

I guess it saves us some cash though!  L

 

How do I say this politely?  Ummmmmmmmmmm YEAH!

https://ca.yahoo.com/sports/news/mlb-determined-find-baseballs-juiced-2017-035422507.html

 

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“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres