WEEKEND UPDATE/GREEN DAY

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Music from this weekend!  “Muse”, “Dead Sara”, “Lamb of God”, “The Devin Townsend Project”, & “I Mother Earth”.

 

I’m sure today is just us getting ready for the week.  Short week ahead.  You won’t get a post until Friday & I’ll post until the end of November, unless I feel the need to write something before the year is done.

Friday & Saturday, nothing, extremely boring.  I stayed up late to watch “Zero Dark Thirty” again, haven’t pulled that one out in a while!

Sunday was the home playoff game with the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  Most importantly it was Canada’s Remembrance Day & America’s Veterans Day.  I hope you took a moment to honour all of the veterans for you & your country.  We’re all here because of what they’ve done & continue to do for us.

My great uncle Bob was here from Winnipeg to attend the game with dad & I.  Winnipeg won 23-18.  Now that they’ve beat the Riders, they must win it all.  I refuse to cheer for Calgary.  I’m pretty sure it’s only Calgarians that cheer for Calgary?  A game in Calgary looks like Christmas some red Stampeder jerseys among the many green Rider jerseys of people who have moved there for work.  I pretty much went to the game wearing enough layers to make it difficult to bend at any joint in my body.  3 pairs of socks, 3 pairs of pants, 2 shirts with a hoodie & winter jacket, toque, & mittens.  Of course a moment of silence to honour the veterans past, present, & future.

We all met up at my parents place after for meatballs & rice.  The game started at 3:30 pm, odd start time probably for television?

 

2 days of lies from the president who shall not be named.

Pretty messed up world when the so called leader of the free world is a blatant liar & can’t keep track of his lies since there are SOOOOOOOOOOOO many, while taking freedom of speech (the 1st amendment) away from a reporter, who’s had his press pass to the White House taken away because the president couldn’t truthfully answer the question!

I always think, if the guy in the White House wants something done his way, he should do it himself & not bother having ANY staff at all.  He’s the president so he knows how to do everything, since he’s such “a stable genius”, but not qualified for anything in reality!

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WOW!  “You have to treat the Presidency with respect” why?  Treat others as you want to treated.  Since when has this president ever treated anyone with an ounce of respect?

OK, I get it, republicans wanted a change from Obama’s leadership, but REALLY this is what you wanted?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  This makes me lose a little bit of faith in humanity every day, and I am a Canadian born, raised, & living in my home town.

 

New “A Perfect Circle” video!

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  R.I.P Stan Lee

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GREEN DAY

I’ve got “Kerplunk”, “Dookie”, “Insomniac”, “Nimrod”, “Warning”, “!Uno”, & “Revolution Radio”.  All of those albums & there are many other ones available.  Truth be told, I should have stopped at the album “Warning”.  The 2 albums I really like & will talk about are “Dookie” & “Nimrod”.  All that I recommend is everything from “Kerplunk” – “Warning”.

 

1994    DOOKIE

 

1997   NIMROD

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

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

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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!!!!!!

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

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

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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?

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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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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RACISM/ALBUMS AVAILABLE.  THIS YEAR’S NOT OVER YET!

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Weekly exercise total; 600 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 175 back flexes, 360 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

I fell asleep to “Neil Young” a greatest hits album

I exercised to “Ben Folds Five” the album “Whatever & Ever Amen”

 

Yes, I exercise immediately every morning.  Unfortunately cardio is not a regular part of the regular routine.  By the time Kim gets home from work, I’m exhausted & more exercise is usually the furthest thing from my mind.  I’m not blaming anyone for this.  “I need somebody” to assist me so I don’t fall & crack my head open.

The morning exercises help immensely with my walking, which is always assisted & with a walker.  “I’m not satisfied” with my status quo.  I’m not afraid to pile on more exercise, I just need to kick myself in the butt & do more.

 

I don’t even like talking about this, but it happened.  I don’t want to make a BIG deal about this but it is a BIG deal.  I’d love eradicate racism.  That’s won’t happen with Trump, Un, & Putin in power.  I know I’ll catch crap for this, but it needs to be said.

Abbreviating the “N” word to “Nig” does NOT make it any less offensive.  It angers, saddens, & offends me that people have to deal with this garbage & that the person who said this is a distant blood relative of mine.

I’ll be the first one to tell you that I’m not perfect.  I’ve NEVER even considered using a racial slur at anyone!  My aunt would severely over tan, we were in a restaurant & I said “WOW you look like an Indian”!  I think everyone thought I was using a racial slur regarding the Aboriginal community and told me to quiet down.  WOW were they off.  What I meant is people from India.  How is this racist?  Indian, Canadian, American, African, Australian, Mexican, English, etc.  I find East Indian racist, why do I have to specify Indian as “East” Indian?  Teach me please, should I use another word?

Metal screaming isn’t just noise & not everyone can do it, me included!

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

 

“Coheed & Cambria”.  Their new album “The Unheavenly Creatures” – October 5th release date, has some catchy tunes on it.

 

“Nothing but Thieves” – What did you think made me this way? 4 song EP – October 19th

 

“Greta Van Fleet” – Anthem of the Peaceful Army, October 19th

 

“The Struts” – Young & Dangerous, out October 26th on iTunes

 

“Into Eternity” – The Sirens, out October 26th on iTunes & more importantly www.bandcamp.com the money spent on www.bandcamp.com sends the majority of the proceeds go directly to the band members!

 

“Tenacious D” – Post Apocolypto, November 2nd on iTunes

 

“Muse” – Simulation Theory, November 9th on iTunes

No I don’t have all of these on preorder from iTunes.  I have 4/8 on preorder.  I hope to purchase a CD at a future “Into Eternity” show.  I’m holding out on “Tenacious D” since the previous album was more about vulgarity than anything else.  I’m going to wait until November for “Coheed & Cambria”.  I have a TON of music coming to me in October.

 

I just read a bit about another album release in October 26th, another one I’ll wait for until November.  My limit for October & November is at it’s capacity.

“Chevelle” – 12 Bloody Spies B – Sides & Rarities, October 26th full release date.

That’s it for iTunes purchases for me this year.  Gotta start with the Christmas Gifts, & probably delay more purchases on iTunes this year.

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/NO DOUBT

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Music throughout the weekend. “In Flames”, “The Struts”, “Dead Sara”, “Stone Sour”, “Devin Townsend Project”, “Foo Fighters”

 

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

Thursday evening we did nothing but watch TV.  So far we’ve mostly been binge watching “The Fosters” on Netflix.  If you liked “Parenthood” or like “This is us”, “The Fosters” are probably right up your alley!  We’re somewhere in the 2nd season of 5.  There are 20-22 episodes each season with roughly 50 minute episodes.

Friday we went to my parents’ place to celebrate my mom’s birthday which was actually on August 25th.  BBQ burgers, hot dogs, & corn on the cob & birthday cake for dessert.

I don’t think we could be any lazier if we tried on Saturday!  Ordered in supper & watched Netflix.  I also slept until 11:30 am, after going to bed around midnight.

Labour Day Classic in Regina on Sunday & we won.  I had never tried to eat an entire 2 foot long hot dog, but there’s a first for everything.  Finished my hot dog before 3:00 minutes into the first quarter of the game.  Washed it down with an overpriced beer.  Yes, the Roughriders won 31-23.  Quite the entertaining game right down to the last minute & a half.

Came home after the game, had supper & watched a couple of episodes of “The Fosters”.  Yes, I still had room for supper after the 2 foot long hot dog.

Another lazy day on Monday.  Ordered in supper again & watched some more Netflix.

My new wheelchair should be here today.  I was going to hit the road with my dad, that’s not happening due to circumstances out of our control.  Keep that voice in good shape Mr. Grohl!

 

Concert video & album out on Friday September 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

4 Song EP from Nothing but Thieves out October 29th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

New Muse album out November 9th!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Donald J. Trump is the definition of “Money Can’t Buy You Love”

 

NO DOUBT

Remember when “ska” was all the rage in the ‘90s?  I thought the entire thing was a nice change to the grunge music.  There were many ska groups to follow.  I only followed No Doubt’s career though.  I didn’t have the desire to follow the entire ska scene.  I have 4 of their 6 albums.  There are 2 before their breakout album “Tragic Kingdom” but I don’t have them.  I think my brother has 1, but I’m not sure?  There was a period a few years ago when I listened to No Doubt & nothing else.  Things always change though.

 

1995   TRAGIC KINGDOM

 

2000    RETURN OF SATURN

 

2001    ROCK STEADY

 

2012    PUSH & SHOVE

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ANXIETY/MILLENIALS/OASIS/NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” the album “Year of the Tiger”.

I exercised to “Chromeo” 2 albums on shuffle.

No new wheelchair yet!

Yep, I have little moments of anxiety.  I really don’t like meeting new people while I’m in this wheelchair with an iPatch.  On the flip side of this I’m not even 40 yet, so I’m way too young to not meet new people.  What causes my anxiety?  I couldn’t tell you, because I have no idea?  I know that nobody stares at me in public or anywhere else.

Lately I just always feel as though I don’t fit in, which is a double edged sword for me.  I don’t want to be like anyone else, but I also want to feel accepted (which I know I am).  It’s all in my head.

It’s me thinking “I’m here, now what can I do to speed up my recovery?  I’m not at the point that I can move on, so what do I do now?  This exercising is getting redundant, not easy but redundant.”  Sure I mix up my exercises daily, but that’s not enough.  I need a break, but I don’t like having an extended break.  If it’s a break that’s 5 or more days, it makes my exercises more difficult when I start again.  That being said 5 days is not a long enough break.

I could be that we had multiple visitors last week, & that was a welcome change of pace but now it’s back to the regular routine again?  Whatever it is, it’s in my head.  NOBODY has done anything to cause this, it’s just me in a slump.

I’ll likely get some hate from this but this is my view on millennials, as an outsider.

The average age for a kid to get a cell phone is 6 years old, WHY?  I’m 38 & I don’t need a cell phone.  I had a cell phone before I had cancer, it certainly didn’t save my life, & I don’t miss it at all.  If I had a kid that wanted a cell phone, they would be more than welcome to get one, with some rules in place.  Rule number 1, get a job & buy your own phone, rule 2, when the kid comes home from school, the phone goes away until the homework is done & supper is cleaned up.  Until that’s finished, no phone.  Final rule, if the kid’s in a room with other people, the phone disappears.  I’m 38 & a cell phone for myself would feel like a HUGE waste of money.  Did your parents take a phone call when someone was over?  I always heard “Can I call you back later?  We have company over right now.”  Why does that not apply to today’s world?  Texting is the same if you ask me.  Relax the text will be there still, try some etiquette?   That’s just me though & my opinion.

As for streaming music, I get the appeal, it’s out there & legal.  My iPod, 160 gig classic still works, but it does not work for streaming music.  In this case I’m either going to pay hundreds of dollars for an iPhone or iPod touch or roughly $200 for a decent vinyl player & a vinyl collection?  I’m leaning heavily towards vinyl & when my iPod dies there will be no replacement for it.  Napster was free when it first appeared & I like iTunes.  That album you’ve been streaming for a year now has cost you $120 since last year when you got it.  I paid $9.99 once & I haven’t paid to hear it again.  For me streaming music is a wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing.  I’d much rather pay once & own it.

Do you really think musicians will go along with streaming music where they can make $0.05 per stream?  Musicians prior to this streaming fad were loaded with cash, but now musicians are basically working for free.  Remember that this is my opinion & you have every right to your opinion.

Well millennials are taking away my option to buy cheap music.  They’re convinced streaming music is a better option?  I guess anyone using a streaming music site doesn’t want to OWN their music.  “Thank you” millennials for ruining a good idea.  Apple could easily keep the iTunes option if they’re still offering the streaming/Apple Music service.  Same technology I assume?

 

 

Just let it play multiple videos regarding millennials in the work place!

This is another stereotype that has exceptions, like all stereotypes.

 

This won’t happen.  Tuition is not free, most of us have had to pay tuition!  I hope she’s not taking economics!

I didn’t search this subject on www.youtube.com this is just what was on there!

I was always told if you want something you have to work for it.  I was born in 1980 & my brother was born in 1987.  He was told the same as I was.  He’s not a stereotypical millennial.  I’ve never considered my younger cousins a stereotypical millennials either.  I’m the oldest cousin on my dad’s side of the family & among the 4 oldest on my mother’s side.  I don’t think it’s the kids fault?  As a parent maybe treat your kids the same way you were raised?  I’m not a parent for that reason.  I don’t think I have it in me to be a responsible parent & raise a responsible child.  I’m not saying the people I know aren’t responsible or that I’m forcing any type of parenting skills on anyone.  This is how I would raise my child if I had one.

Muse’s ‘Something Human’ on Cello!

 

Weird Al & Weezer cover Toto’s “Africa”

 

OASIS (SORT OF)

My father & I went to see Queens of the Stone Age in Calgary during the spring, I think it was near the end of May?  Royal Blood was the opener.  Before the concert started there were people sitting to my left having a discussion.  I couldn’t see them since my iPatch is on my left eye, anything to the left of me is totally out of my vision.  I don’t know if they were brother & sister, dating or married, or friends that came to see Queens of the Stone Age.  They were speaking loudly so I heard everything they were saying, & they had thick British accents.  They were talking about Oasis & Noel Gallagher.  The male had absolutely no clue who Oasis was?  The female was explaining everything she could about them to the guy.  How does someone come from the same country as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘90s & not have a clue who Oasis is, or their guitar player & songwriter?  It’s really not that big of a deal, I was completely flabbergasted!  Whoever the girl was knew everything though.  Oasis is probably as well known in England as The Tragically Hip is in Canada.  Not everyone will be a HUGE fan but most people know who they are.  She explained everything to him, & they sounded as though they were the same age.  It just baffled me that they both knew who Queens of the Stone Age were but not Oasis, weird?  Maybe I just have too much useless music trivia in my head, it’s genetic!  My brother & I got it from mostly dad, but both parents.  I only have 3 “Oasis” albums & 2 “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” albums.

I found out about Queens of the Stone Age via Nirvana.  Dave Grohl was Nirvana’s drummer, then singer for Foo Fighters, then played drums on 2 complete albums for Queens of the Stone Age.  Oasis’ big album in 1995 was also the year Foo Fighters released their debut album.

 

OASIS

1994    DEFINITELY MAYBE

 

1995    (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY

 

1997   BE HERE NOW

 

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

 

2015    CHASING YESTERDAY

 

2017     WHO BUILT THE MOON?

 

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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

THANK GROHL IT’S FRIDAY (3 DAY WEEKEND!!)/BRYAN ADAMS

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I fell asleep to “The Struts” the album “Everybody Wants”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

2 days of walking with my walker with Kim helping me in the evenings.  She had some work related stuff to do this week.  I’m not posting the walking distance until the end of November.  It’s more about the quality than the quantity.

Morning exercise total; 625 pushups, 500 crunches, 650 leg lifts, & 420 squats.  Other exercises I did on occasion 150 tricep pushups & 40 back flexes.

Every day this week I’ve felt exhausted even before I exercise.  I wake up & think “Yay it’s Friday………nope it’s _________ ah, crap!”  No matter what I’m thinking on any day, I’m completely useless for a good 2-5 minutes & avoid any physical activity, even a shower.

So many things to think about when I’m walking!  Keep the walker straight, strike the floor with my heel, stand up straight, don’t take un-normal step amounts, etc.  I guess I should focus on one issue at a time, it should be less stressful that way.  I like to think my day is done after my morning routine, nope!  As much as I don’t like it, I don’t want to live in a wheelchair the rest of my life, & the exercises are making a noticeable difference, but I always know that someone is doing better than me.

This exercising isn’t just for me, it’s for me not to be a burden to other people too.  Nobody says I’m a burden, but things would be much easier if I was more independent.

 

How do I find out about the newer bands that I like?  Facebook &/or www.youtube.com.  I see a group I’ve never heard of & jump in feet first.  So this new music I find is all youtube’s fault.  “The Beaches”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Dead Sara”, “The Struts”, “Greta Van Fleet” etc.  I see a thumbnail on www.youtube.com  & I click on it.  If I don’t like it, oh well there goes 3 minutes or less of my time.

If you don’t know who “The Beaches” are, you will come Juno time if you’re Canadian.  They’re nominated for ‘Best New Artist’.  They fall into the indie rock category which I sort of avoid but they got me.  4 girls in their early 20s from Ontario.

 

Summer TV isn’t terrible Toronto Blue Jays almost every day.  Then “Suits”, “Dr. Pimple Popper”, the TV series “Shooter”, “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”, & “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

It’s on TLC, I just assume it’s not real, very entertaining though!

“Shooter” is based on the movie starring Mark Wahlberg.  He the producer for this show.  The first season was the story that was told in the movie.  They’re on the 3rd season now.

No release date or preorder date has been announced yet, but I’m anxious for the new “Greta Van Fleet” album at the end of August or a bit later & MUSE in November!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today is “Into Eternity” day!!!

 

BRYAN ADAMS

I currently own only his ‘Greatest Hits’ & I had to add “Cuts Like a Knife” to it.  His album “Waking up the Neighbours” was one of the first 2 CDs I got with a boom box when I was 11.  The other CD was “C+C Music Factory”.  Bryan Adams is a Canadian legend.  I saw him last year at the new football stadium before the inaugural season started.  I saw him at ‘The Conexus Arts Center” 3 years ago (?), just him, his acoustic guitar, & a piano player.  Both shows did not disappoint. He’s been releasing albums since 1981 from what I can tell on iTunes.  Yes, he has a large catalogue of songs.  In no particular order, here’s a sampling…..

This first one is on “Waking up the Neighbours”

 

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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

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALICE IN CHAINS

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I fell asleep to “Slayer” the album “Show no Mercy” followed by “The Watchmen” the album “Silent Radar”

I exercised to “Pearl Jam” the album “Vitalogy”

 

Weekly exercise total; 320 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 270 tricep pushups, 80 back flexes, 300 squats.

Tuesday I did my pushups in sets of 30 & only made it to 120, Thursday I did sets of 25 & made it to 200.  Thursday I felt like I could do an extra set of my tricep pushups, so I did & hit 150 instead of the 120 I did on Tuesday.

 

Yes, I try to eat healthier, but I know I don’t eat healthy all of the time.  Weekends I know I’ll likely consume alcohol.  Long road trips I’ll probably have something full of sugar.  Football games we can take in unopened bottles of water only.  If the game is around supper time, I’ll have a burger & a pop.  If not a popcorn & a pop.  Special occasions, I’ll have what’s being served.

During the week it’s always the same thing for breakfast & lunch.  Breakfast is always a hardboiled egg, water, vegetable juice & a piece of fruit.  I usually have a black coffee after I shower.  Lunch is usually fish with lemon juice on it or a deli turkey wrap & water.  A snack in the afternoon is, rice thins & hummus, raw vegetables (no dip), an unhealthy bowl of cereal (multi-grain Cheerios, Honey-nut Cheerios, etc.) with skim milk or some yogurt.

Throughout the course of a day I drink roughly 1 gallon of water or 4 liters of water.  Then I pee a TON during the day & a few times in the middle of the night.  You’ve likely never seen a guy get into a wheelchair in record time.  If I have to pee, look out & get out of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All food in moderation.  Most diets are not maintainable.  I wouldn’t go on a specific diet, but that’s just me.  I know I’ll run into stuff that don’t fit in a specific diet.  I’m not going to say “No thanks” at something I’d like.  I just control the amount of it that goes into my body.

 

ALICE IN CHAINS

This is one of the forgotten ‘grunge’ bands.  They were immediately thrown into the metal category.  If any ‘grunge’ were to be lumped in with metal groups, I personally would put Soundgarden in.  Who really cares what a band or artist is labeled as?  Do you like them or not?  I think that’s the only thing that should matter.  I quite like this group, only the stuff singer, Layne Staley, did with them.  Layne Staley overdosed on heroin.  It seems like most ‘grunge’ musicians loved that stuff, but couldn’t see that it could kill them or learn from what happened to the previous individual they knew.  This group has a ton of albums they released with Layne.  I’ll give you one song from each album or EP.

 

1990    FACELIFT

 

1992    DIRT

 

1992   SAP EP

 

1994   JAR OF FLIES

 

1995    ALICE IN CHAINS

That may not seem like a TON of albums but I have the 3 CD boxset, Greatest Hits, a live show, & MTV unplugged, & the newer albums that just don’t sound like ‘Alice in Chains’

I had to share this since ‘In Flames’ a Swedish group just covered it on a 4 song EP

 

Big Wreck covered Rush

 

“Oh my goodness there’s a band that sounds just like Led Zeppelin!”  Relax, no one is going to die or be harmed in anyway.  I like their music & I agree they do sound like Led Zeppelin.  Guess what?  I like Led Zeppelin too.  Dear internet, the more you complain about them sounding too much like Led Zeppelin, the more attention they get.  CHILL OUT!

 

Can you believe anyone had an issue with Marilyn Manson?  (Lil’ bit of sarcasm)

 

November 2nd, I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

New TLC show I can watch with Kim & not yell at the TV………………so far.

 

‘The Catcher in the Rye’ & ‘A Long Way Gone’ are my 2 favourite novels.  I read ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ for English class in 1998 for English class! ‘A Long Way Gone’ I read in Boston when Kim went there for a week of training.

The entire reason I signed in to www.youtube.com I wanted to see this guy drain a swollen spider bite full of puss & blood!  That was gross, he just kept pulling a string of puss out of his neck for 3:00 minutes.

 

New song & video by Muse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New album in November!!!!!

 

Sign language interpreter at a Lamb of God concert.  News story, very little Lamb of God.

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/sign-language-interpreter-slays-heavy-metal-concert/story?id=56646939

 

I was playing the Chamber Choir I was in during high school, on my iTunes.  It would play one song & after each song I played, it wanted to play “Slayer’s” album “Seasons in the Abyss”.  Not what I was looking for at the time Apple.  My brother knew how to convert the cassette to an iTunes file.

 

New “Halestorm” song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album Friday, July 27th.

 

The more you share this, the more readers I get.  No, I’m not profiting from this in any way.  I can’t tell who’s reading this but thank you!

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