I’M GOOD, JUST A BAD DAY ON TUESDAY

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I fell asleep to “Barenaked Ladies” the new album “Fake Nudes” followed by “In Flames” new 4 song EP of cover songs “Down, Wicked & Not so Good”, then their album “Siren Charms”

So, no worries, all is well!  I just needed a day away from my regular routine.  Got back to my exercise & such the next day.  So only 3 days of exercise this week.  I couldn’t quite make it to the Christmas break to relax, I’m confident I can now though.  300 pushups, 300 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 180 triceps’ pushups, & 120 back flexes.  I need to do some cardio!  Funny thing is that when I was using an exercise bike 3 days a week, my exercise therapist would take my heart rate before & after 30-45 minutes.  It was 98 per minute before & after weird?  One day it went up to 108 after a session.  “Are you OK?” she asked.  I said “Yep, I’m fine!” it wasn’t a big deal to me.  I wasn’t breathing heavily or sweating at all, I was fine

I was watching “The Flash” TV show & learned something during it, since I used to think the same way oddly enough, “Why me?”  Then he answered his own question, “Why not me?” I’m not super or a hero, but I can deal with this situation.  Sure, I’ll have the odd bad day like anyone else.  In the end I’d rather be the one in my situation than watch anyone else go through this, it’s not terrible though I’m alive!  I’ve got a lot of support & that’s all I need.  So, hold my beer & watch this!

The connection from my computer iTunes to our stereo is out of whack still.  The only way I can listen to music through our stereo is if it’s NOT in my library.  I have to use our Apple Music account & not put anything in my library.  Believe it or not that really bothered me.

I had a mini-melt down Monday evening.  iTunes just went to shreds on me, & I was feeling a TON of stress regarding the Christmas season.  I spend my cash on 3 things, iTunes, concerts, concert merchandise & alcohol when I’m out of everything.  It’s nowhere close to what I used to spend on alcohol.  12 beer a month & 3 or 4 bottles of hard liquor 4 times a year.  I don’t drink at the football games because it is $9 for a regular size can of generic pilsner.  I can purchase a case of 15 pilsner cans for the house for $18 if I wanted to (which I don’t).

When the CFL is done with their contract to Molson Brewery.  I hope the teams can bring in local craft breweries (like the Roughriders intended with the new stadium).

 

Drummer, Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, hospitalized for heart issues, but is in good spirit & is recovering.

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-bill-ward-hospital-cancel-day-of-errors-tour/

 

Charles Manson died on the weekend as well.  Now Americans can rest assured that their taxes aren’t going towards keeping him alive.

 

Well we lost AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young last weekend.  I hope this isn’t the end of AC/DC for the fans out there.  I’m not an AC/DC fan, I’m a Motorhead fan.  However you know what you’re getting when you purchase either one of these bands albums.  I just prefer the sound of Motorhead.  Here’s Muse doing AC/DC’s “Back in Black” with singer Bryan Johnson of AC/DC.

 

A handful of concerts I’d love to go to but the money tree is bare & some are just bad timing for others to go.  I’ve never seen Queens of the Stone Age live, & they’re touring with Royal Blood as their opener.  I’ve also never seen Stone Sour or Halestorm live.  I am going to Big Wreck’s 20th anniversary of their first album “In loving memory of….” though!

 

These 2 above are making their way to Saskatoon, but it’s a Sunday.  It’s a co-headlining tour with 2 or 3 other bands opening for them.

 

I’ve also never seen Queens of the Stone Age live.  It’s May long weekend & many people are busy or just aren’t a fan of their new album & have decided that driving to Alberta or Manitoba isn’t worth it.

 

Stone Temple Pilots first performance of the new song “Meadow” with new singer Jeff Gutt.

 

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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

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALL ABOUT KIM

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the new album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

 

Only 4 days, Kim took the day off, so did I!

160 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, some yoga.  Numbers stayed the same this week.  100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 20 back flexes, 40 pushups, 5 minutes of planking & random amounts of yoga first thing every day!

Why am I still alive after stage 4 brain cancer?  Family, friends but mostly Kim.  She’s been my rock/island whatever Simon & Garfunkel were singing about?

I would have literally died.  She learned how to administer my TPN (food & water IV).  She did that, so we could go to the lake, sleep at home, go out to a few concerts, etc.  She came to every appointment with me!  She’d push my wheelchair until I was strong enough to do it myself, she would give me my pills at night or get a nurse to do so when I was too weak to push my call button.  She argued with the hospitals to sleep on a cot beside my bed at each hospital I was in, & would write updates on how I was doing in a Facebook group of 500 people!  She was truly “The Nurse Who Loved Me”

Would I change anything?  Maybe the cancer part of my life or my attitude towards the end of it all, but nothing else comes to mind.

I asked Kim if she’d like to go see “Wonder Woman” in the theater.  She said “Why do we need to go to the theater?  I’m right here!”  Well played Kim, well played!

Routine annual cancer check up at the cancer center.  Saw the doctor that routinely tells me to lose weight.  Instead of just calling me fat once this year, she told me 3 times that I should “lose weight”.  After the appointment we went out for lunch, I had fish tacos, I think they’re my new favourite food!  I hope it’s relatively healthy?  It’s not like I eat much unhealthy food or drink heavily, oh well,

 

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

Highly Suspect shared their video…..

 

Didn’t take him long to realize he was totally wrong!

 

This won’t end well?  Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour vocals) vs. (Chad Kroeger Nickelback vocals).  All I have to say is, “Nickelback is diverse?  What did I miss?”  No doubt they’re doing well for themselves.  When you listen to Nickelback, AC/DC, or Motorhead, you know what you’re getting, I’m always up for some Motorhead!

 

It’s only June 23rd & it’s been a great year in music for me.  Big Wreck, The Watchmen, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, Ascot Royals, Paramore, Royal Blood, & these 4 albums yet to be released but I have them preordered!  I’ll have these by the end of September!  Most recent concert was Big Wreck w/ Ascot Royals opening.  FANTASTIC SHOW!

 

 

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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Friday evening, I watched the baseball game while slightly intoxicated.  It felt like an 18 day work week to me.  I needed to cut loose somewhat.  I don’t even work at a real job, I was just exercising as normal.

Best part of the weekend thus far is as of Saturday after the Jays game they have won 4 games straight & have won 7 of their last 10 games with 7/25 of their everyday roster being on the disabled list.  2 of them are expected back this week.  At the moment they have $85 million not playing due to injury.

As for mother’s day, BBQ burgers are what mom’s craving.  Unfortunately Kim’s mom lives a few hours away.  Happy mother’s day to my mother-in-law.  Sorry I won’t be on here much this weekend as usual.  Especially this weekend, very busy!

 

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Kim & I will be binge watching “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix.  If you haven’t started watching it, what’s wrong with you?  Hahahahahahaha!

We’ve already watched the first season of “Riverdale” on Netflix.  It’s an original Netflix show, but it airs on the CW channel before that episode is on Netflix?  It’s the characters of the Archie Comics in a murder mystery show.

I’ve listened to the new Paramore album “After Laughter”.  It has a distinct 1980s pop sound throughout the album, in a good way.  It’s a light summertime album.  I really like it!  Each song is different.  They don’t get any praise from me the first listen, but by the time I’ve heard them 3 times I’m hooked!  Reminds me off the “Fine Young Cannibals” album “The Raw & The Cooked”!  I love that album also.

 

Tool, I think we’ll have to wait the entire 10,000 days from the release of “10,000 Days” in 2006.  The good news, we’ve been waiting 10 years already only 17.3 years to go!!!!!!!!!!

 

25 years ago.  Pearl Jam’s MTV unplugged

 

I don’t waste my time & energy hating a band.  I just choose not to listen to certain bands such as AC/DC, Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Metallica, KISS, Guns n’ Roses, etc.  If you like them, it’s all good with me.  I like Motorhead & they’re band where each song sounds similar, I just prefer their sound.  I only have 4 of their albums & 2 of them are greatest hits albums.  I don’t need anymore, they’re all very similar

 

 

As for the Rush comment on the previous post.  I like Rush, just has to be post 1985 for me.

 

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

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Don’t feel as though you have to open every link.  In fact, I’m going to change this up a bit.  A buddy of mine woke me up.  I was getting stuck in a rut somewhat.  Too many links on here first of all & extremely consistent with me posting stuff 6 days/week.  After this post I’ll cut it down.  The 2 of us are going to cook something up come April, to help me work on some stuff I need to do.  I’ll still be around for questions & critiques.  I’ll do a blog on Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday.  Without more than 4 www.youtube.com  links, which are always optional.  I’ll catch you on Wednesday after this blog post.

Thursday I spent the day at my parents’ place.  It was my only brother’s, only sibling’s, 30th birthday.  Birthday supper with the family BBQd burgers, Caesar salad, & Grandma’s chocolate cake!  I feel older now.  My younger brother is 30 now!

It’s 9:20 am on Friday.  I’ve exercised, showered, had breakfast, & done my dishwasher duty.  All I have left is to make a pitcher of juice for my breakfast since I finished it this morning, then baseball to be watched at 11:00 am.

As I was getting ready to go to my parents’ Thursday, I found peanut M & Ms, “my weakness is their sweetness” I resisted though, I had 7.  Kim went to all of the trouble of hiding them in an empty yogurt container but left the container in the middle of the island.  Had it been in the pantry, I never would have seen them!  However she did get me some Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.  “Hello couch & Blue Jays, meet Ben & Jerry, they’ll be joining us today!”

Blue Jays won in a game that means nothing.  Jose Bautista & Troy Tulowitzki looked ready to start the regular season.  So did injury recovering Josh Donaldson & Devon Travis.  Regular season begins Monday, April 3rd.  I don’t like their “solutions” for LF & 1B, but I’m nothing more than a fan, & it’ll change if the head honchos can figure out a solution.

Found out Friday that the Jays play Saturday & Sunday as well.  I have very little ice cream left I guess water, black coffee, rice thins, & hummus will have to do?

 

 

Bad albums by legendary bands

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

Anyone that’s heard this knew it would easily make the list!

 

Ariel in the cartoon was HAWT.  This mermaid will do, but she’s no Ariel.  Yep, I’ve got the cartoon on DVD!

 

38 years ago Friday, Motorhead released the album “Overkill”

http://loudwire.com/motorhead-overkill-album-anniversary/

 

I’m sure they’ll get Pearl Jam’s 10 best songs right for everyone……………………NOT

I’d have to go with “Daughter” or “Given to Fly”

 

Econoline Crush’ Facebook status on Saturday!

“New beginnings w old friends. Econoline Crush is heading into the studio with the radiant being, and Guru Sylvia Massy. New music and more news very soon”

 

I’ve seen multiple trailers for this movie & I’m all in for The Justice League!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-dc-superheroes-come-together-in-justice-league-trailer-w473672

 

Music played while I was doing stuff around the house or that I fell asleep to.

I played at 3 actual wedding ceremonies for friends.  The weddings were the places I got extremely nervous for.  1 shot at this & it had better be perfect.  I don’t want to be the big OOPS at the wedding.  I would always put pressure on myself to have a good show when I or the entire band hit the stage.  I always preferred having all of us on stage (safety in numbers).  Our first band in University had a rule if one of us isn’t bleeding after 35-42 songs, which was everything we knew) the show wasn’t good enough.  We played each show like we were “Nirvana” light.  We didn’t harm our instruments, our bodies were a different story though.  I remember Rydell, our guitarist, head banging so hard he fell down, but he soldiered on & never stopped playing the song, even on the ground!  Too funny!

 

Songs I’d play for fun on my own, or covered with a band.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

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My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” the newest album “The Last Hero” followed by “Nothing but Thieves”

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” I only have 3 of his albums so I put all 3 on shuffle.

 

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I did it!  4 day week in Canada though 6000 crunches, 480 squats, 400 pushups, & 400 leg lifts!

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

I expected I’d have to gradually build up to the numbers?  I didn’t though I just took it very slow the first 2 days.  In 2008 & 2009 I didn’t really understand what was going on.  I blacked immediately after Kim got into the back of the Ambulance that a co-worker called for me.  The last thing I remember is telling Kim “It’ll be OK sweetie”.  Cancer was constantly “on my mind” when I realized what had happened until roughly the middle of 2013.  Now the further away from it I get it becomes more of a “What the heck was that?”  My advice, don’t get cancer!  Cancer put a strain on most relationships friends, family, Kim, & random people who just stare at the wacko with an iPatch in the wheelchair.  I immediately threw gas on the fire & reacted very poorly to say the least.  Why?  I don’t know.  At the end of the day I was embarrassed & thought it was all my fault, & wanted to bring everyone down to what I thought was my level.  It wasn’t my level.  I don’t like to air my “dirty laundry”, Kim took the brunt of my anger & depression.  I love Kim & I know that’s not OK under any circumstance.  If anyone’s a hero in this story, it’s Kim.  I’m very lucky I met her & that she’s still a part of my life, along with the rest of my family & friends.

I still feel very self-conscious about my iPatch.  Everyone has seen some one in a wheelchair before, but an iPatch isn’t a common thing.  As self-conscious as I feel in public I tend to think to myself “WHAT?  REALLY?  Is this beautiful face offending you?  If it is avert your eyes!”

 

The election is still on my mind, but “in the end” I can’t change the outcome.  We’ve all had a day to question, worry, live in denial, & freak out.  Today is a new day.  If you’re American & don’t like the outcome find a peaceful way to make a difference.  If you’re happy with the outcome or from another country, your hands are tied, might as well get over it.

I don’t vote for anything in Canada.  There has never been any type of election here that horrendously changed the game.  Every election in Canada, the candidates (to me) have been very similar.  I don’t want to waste my time figuring out who the lesser evil is.  For me, the US election was evil, but very cut & dry.  The outcome I cannot change.  My advice to those that aren’t happy, YOU make a change if you can, sitting around & complaining, calling people names, & dragging Trump’s name through the mud will not solve/change anything.  Stay level headed & make yourself happy, don’t hurt anyone in any way.  I want to punch a hole in the wall.  I refuse to, because it does nothing beneficial for me or anyone else!  Relax & do something positive.

 

New System of a Down in 2017?

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-officially-working-sixth-studio-album/

 

MTV banned this video when it was released.

 

Big Wreck shared it…..

 

Go ahead call Trump any slanderous names you want.  Did it fix anything?  So Mr. Game of Thrones aka George R. R. Martin do you feel any better now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/george-rr-martin-blasts-president-pussygrabber-trump-w449579

 

“Skillet” have a chart topping mainstream hit.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-first-chart-topping-mainstream-rock-single-feel-invincible/

 

Michael Moore’s reaction to the election results

https://www.good.is/articles/moore-five-point-plan

 

From what I can tell on Facebook, it looks as though Foo Fighters are on their way to the UK.  Photo of a few passports on Facebook & a highlighted map.

https://www.foofighterspassport.com/

 

If Motorhead gets into the Hall of Fame that would be great!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-really-important-motorhead-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

Yep, I’ll be getting the new In Flames album tonight at 12:00 am Eastern time.  One more album on pre-order next Friday, & I’m done purchasing music for the year.  Anything else I’ll listen to on Apple Music until we can afford it.

 

Seth Myers’ post-election monologue

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-seth-meyers-heartfelt-post-election-monologue-w449661

 

Soundgarden shared it…

 

Halestorm shared it.  Because Lzzy Hale sings in it.

 

Muse fans confused with view on Brexit.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/muse-fans-react-matt-bellamy-brexit-hillary-clinton-comments-1841187?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A punch wouldn’t help matters.  He’s President, do something positive to rectify the situation.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/robert-de-niro-donald-trump-regret-not-punching-1842694?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What does 2017 look like for Foo Fighters?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/foo-fighters-announced-headline-opener-festival-2017-1842710?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Avenged Sevenfold in the news.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m-shadows-the-stage-album-artificial-intelligence-pushing-boundaries/

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday, with what I expect will be a very long weekend update!

 

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…AND THE BLUE JAYS WIN……………..SURPRISE…..WITH A HOMERUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Blue Jays won 5-2 AWESOME!!!  4 runs came from home runs.  Would they have won without home runs?  One day they’ll go to the homerun well & it could be empty when they need it.  That’s the only thing they need to fix.  Everything else is REALLY good!  Baltimore is very similar.  Their 2 runs came from a 2 run homerun.  That game could have easily gone either way.

That was a baseball game!  2-2 in the 11th inning then a 3 run home run to end it!  How much do you want Edwin?  “Toronto’s got a blank check Eddie.  You write the price”

On to Texas!  That series will be ugly if history has taught us anything.  Toronto has had a target on their back since last year in Texas, Jose Bautista’s bat flip to be specific last year in the playoffs, followed by the fight this tear in May.

Wait so there’s fighting in Hockey, baseball, & football why do we need UFC/MMA or Boxing?

I’m waiting for baseball, not fighting.  I want to be entertained, I wonder why I gave up on hockey?  Oh, right because they all forgot how to score & started fighting instead?

 

I didn’t really exercise today.  I did 100 squats & then just stretched.  All of my joints & muscles are quite sore.  I’m guessing it’s from doing my normal exercises, helping Kim out more since she’s still has a very sore back, & wrangling Brewster, who can’t jump on the bed because it’s quite high, yet he jumps down quite often.

Kim is worried slightly about our financial situation.  She’s working as a contract worker aka she doesn’t get paid unless she’s there working.  She was to start a new job in the same office on Monday, filling in for a co-worker going on maternity leave.  That job will still be there when her back is better.  “In the meantime”, zippo income.

Today was a day to forget, Murphy’s Law.  Started at 8:00 am with Brewster puking on our bed.  Since then, everything I touch turns into a disaster.

Yeah, it stated snowing here today.  I don’t think it will stick around though?

 

Yes “Big Wreck” is still mixing the new album from the looks of it!

Audio clip on their Facebook page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I think I heard some banjo in the background?  In a good way!

 

Consequence of Sound Masterpiece review.  “Green Day’s” Dookie LANGUAGE!!!!!!

 

Lzzy Hale & Jim Breuer cover AC/DC.  Yep, all 3 chords.  If you buy an AC/DC or Motorhead album you know what you’re getting.  I like Motorhead, I have 3 albums, that’s already more than I need!

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-lzzy-hale-jim-breuer-acdc-shoot-to-thrill-rock-carnival/

 

I’m guessing this is the first time I’d agree with Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-may-move-back-denmark-donald-trump-elected-president/

 

Country artist, Chris Henderson, is hitting the road.

“Looking forward to some great shows this month!

October 14th- OSAC Showcase (Saskatoon)

October 22nd- “Behind the Songs”- Creative City Centre (Regina)

October 28th- “Bull House Concert Series”

October 29th- Cabaret Fundraiser (Midale)”

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

“Alter Bridge” behind the song “The Other Side”

 

How Led Zeppelin adopted the folk side!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/led-zeppelin-iii-how-band-embraced-trippy-folk-side-w443492

This is not a “folk” song but it’s on the same album.  This is by far my favourite song of theirs!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres