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Friday was quiet.  Jolene’s birthday but Kim was pretty out of it at the end of the week.  She went to bed around 9:00 or 9:30 pm.  I stayed up to do a few things on my computer, looked at the time & figured I should pack it in.  It was 11:55 pm.

Kim felt better today, & went to take family photos of Corey, Jolene, Hannah, & their dog Dug.  I spent the majority of the day going through every song on my iTunes.  Crap I have a LOT of music on here.

I got up around 9:45 am, had breakfast, & came in here on Saturday.  I missed having lunch but I did have some tasty tortellini for supper.  Ended up coming back in here, deleting doubles & such trying to make my iTunes library as close to perfect as possible.  Looked at the clock & it was 11:50 pm.

Today I have no “Desire” to be on the computer.


Myles Kennedy’s, singer of Alter Bridge & Slash, debut single from his solo album “Year of the Tiger”.  In other Alter Bridge news, lead guitarist Mark Tremonti has promised a 4th solo album next year.


See James Corden as Taylor Swift’s back up dancer!  Hahahaha!



Mark Hamill creates a non-released cantina scene with Stephen Colbert



I’m not a horror film fan.  Here’s Stephen King’s, top 30 movies for you.


I do REALLY like 2 of these movies though!


I watch a lot of his youtube videos & they’re mostly guitar videos & he’s very good.  I’ve never heard him speak.


What do you think of Myles Kennedy’s first single?  I’d say it’s decent, a nice change of pace from everything else he does.




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I can guarantee a Wednesday & Friday blog post this week, after that maybe 2 – 5 more for the year?

Friday was quiet.  We were going to babysit our friends 4 year old, but Jolene wasn’t feeling well. We stayed up until 11:00 pm & cleared off most of the DVR, except the Christmas stuff I saved for my mother-in-law.

Saturday was full of Christmas shopping online.  Me looking over Kim’s shoulder on her computer.  After I made my veggie juice.  Ran a couple of small errands Saturday evening.

Sunday I’ll be baking some fish for the week & boiling/peeling eggs for the week.  Kim had a work gathering at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm doing crafts at a co – workers house.  I was watching TV & stayed home with Brewster.  Then we were getting ready for the week!



Well it’s finally done!  Myles Kennedy, the singer from Alter Bridge, is releasing his solo album, “Year of the Tiger” on March 9th 2018.  Between Alter Bridge & singing in Slash’s band, he finally has time to release his solo album.  This album has been in the works since 2009.  Slash is still doing his Guns n’ Roses thing.  Alter Bridge I assume are wrapping up their tour for their album “The Last Hero”



Oh, I hope this is true!!!!!



First year that no white male has been nominated for album of the year.



Unheard audio of Nirvana acoustic in 1991



Blue Jays made a trade Friday night.  Goodbye Goins, I hope you figure out how to hit because you’re an incredible infielder!





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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” their 2nd album “Blackbird” followed by “Green Day” the latest album “Revolution Radio” then “Live” the album “The Turn” released in 2014 with a new singer.  I didn’t sleep well last night between getting up to pee & just not being able to fall back asleep. I ended up sleeping until 9:00 am.  I prefer to get up at 7:30 am at the latest during the week.

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” 3 albums on shuffle.

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2 things happened on November 8th 2016 in the USA.  America got their first orange President & late night talk show hosts got a pile of material for the next 4 years.

I keeping my exercise goals right where they are at the moment.  My pushups are the last exercise I do.  I leave them for the end because they are my most difficult exercise & they completely drain me.  Today’s pushups weren’t nearly as difficult as yesterdays.  Everything’s coming, it’s just a slow process.  Writing this blog kept me bluntly honest & that faded a bit.  The promise of breakfast is now included in keeping me honest.  I don’t lie about my exercise, I just needed more motivation.  So far it has been a good week aka I’ve reached my daily goals.  Sure they’re difficult & time consuming.  I’m not about to do nothing & plant myself on the couch.  I’ve got time to fix myself!  I’m not OK with the status quo for me.  I need & want to get better.  Somebody telling me I can’t do it or that I’m doing too much just makes me want to prove them wrong.

I know people with a job & kids don’t have the luxury of ample time to exercise as much as I do, & I don’t expect them to.  I’d say try to eat healthy & squeeze in some exercise if & when possible, even if it’s 5 minutes.  Turn on the TV, watch a ½ hour show while doing an exercise if you have energy after the kids are in bed.  You’ll have to make time for it though.  Exercise was the furthest thing from my mind until I HAD to do it daily, so I understand the lack of motivation & time most people have.

I hate exercising until I finish it.  That’s why I start it first thing in the morning.  Immediately out of the bedroom 60 squats, & hopefully my water bottle is full or else I fill it during my 3 minute rest period before I do 60 more quats.



The Agonist shared it…


QB Tom Brady is also sick of political talk!



I’m on the fence regarding “July Talk” & “Kongos”.  I like their music but I rarely listen to it.


Article with singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Slash” & “Alter Bridge”



Jimmy Kimmel’s prank regarding Trump’s renovations to the White House.



Kirk Hammett on the writing process on “Metallica’s” new album out on Friday



Mick Jagger’s take on Donald Trump.  Video inside the link.



In Flames interview.  Don’t worry it’s not their “Naked Wednesday” in the studio


The real story behind Aerosmith collaborating with Run DMC.


LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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

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I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Candlebox” 5 albums on shuffle

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My wife is mind blowingly INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  She fought everywhere in whatever hospital to stay with me.  She’d go home to shower & my parents would “watch over…” me.  She’d go home, shower & hug my clothes in my closet at home, just so she could pretend she was hugging me.  She had a cot to sleep on beside me.  Eventually in the WRC she started sleeping in my bed.  I’m 6’1”, apparently that’s HUGE?  This meant my bed was much bigger than most beds.  Plenty of room for 2 of us.  Good thing my brother or cousin weren’t staying in there 6’3” for my brother & 6’5” or more for my cousin, Mark Towers.

Where ever I was, Kim was with me.  Kim was “The Nurse who loved me!”  She REALLY stepped up her game so I could venture out to the lake & other places.  Everybody stepped up, friends & family!  I didn’t really realize I had cancer until sometime in 2009?  I slept 23 hours a day while I was in the Pasqua hospital, then I moved to the Wascana Rehabilitation Center sometime in 2009.  I’m no hero, I just did what needed to be done, & I still am!  You work at your place of employment, right?  My job is to get better ASAP, so I’m doing a job too, and the government pays me through disability & CPP (Canadian Pension Plan).  When I turn 65, all of that stops & I’ll live on my RRSPs.

The only thing that went wrong was that my mortgage insurance lasted 2 years, I needed 4.5 years & we ended up paying for nursing supplies because Kim was doing so much for me, instead of a nurse.  Kim started making paintings to sell as source of income, she’s still doing it, just not as much.

Kim’s hilarious too.  We’re on our 2nd box of Halloween chocolate bars.  I don’t like the “Temptation” of having sweets around.  If I see them I eat them.  The first box she put on the top shelf of our pantry.  Haha!  I can stand up by holding the pantry door frame.  Yes, chocolate is one of my many nemeses’.  We’re on our 2nd box now & she didn’t even bother to try to hide it.  No, I did not put Halloween candy on any shopping list, only $1,000,000!  That didn’t happen?  She avoided telling me we had chocolate in the house.  I found it on the floor of the pantry.  If she’s not hiding it, neither should I?  Last night I just took the box with me after supper, right over to the couch to watch TV.  I just turned to Kim & said “I’m not even going to pretend I’m just having 2 or 3”


Thanks Amazon!  You’re a little bit late to the party, but you’re welcome to sit among the other streaming sites everyone already has!



Alice in Chains vs. Queens of the Stone Age?  Tough but I’d have to go with Queens, based on the song choice.



Myles Kennedy of “Alter Bridge” plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction

I was lucky enough to see this fantastic show in 1999 in this order, Myles Kennedy, was the singer for “The Mayfield Four”

“The Watchmen”

“Big Wreck”


Alice Cooper was in town last night!!!!  I didn’t have tickets this time.  Kim & I saw him in 2004.


Jimmy Fallon impersonating/playing songs with famous musicians


Mr. Andy McKee


Not my cup of tea but “Avenged Sevenfold” has some news



“Big Wreck” shared a video of them rehearsing.  I’m guessing the new album is coming sooner than later?  They were rehearsing a song from the first “Thornley” album.  This song…..


“The Last Hero” album is pretty much on repeat with moments for “Green Day” & “Sum41”


Here’s the Toronto Blue Jays schedule for 2016.  Yes, it goes into the playoffs as well.  If you’re interested?





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

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

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

Stay safe out there,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres



I tried to fall asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown” then settled on “Stone Temple Pilots” self titled album, the last album they recorded with Scott Weiland.

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” 5 albums on shuffle

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Exercise total for the week! Might as well give it to you now. Today & Thursday have/will be all stretching. 60 squats, 1200 crunches, 60 push ups, ½ hour of yoga & stretching today, & tomorrow. Already done today’s stretching.

As Canadians in, Regina, Saskatchewan, we don’t get HBO or FX. HBO is $20 extra a month for 3 channels that’s not happening & we don’t have a Satellite in this house hold. As far as I know FX isn’t an option on cable. We buy series of TV shows that are on those 2 channels. So I bought “The People vs. OJ Simpson” on iTunes. We got the first 3 seasons of “Game of Thrones” for Christmas 2014. We watched 1 & ½ seasons of it & lost interest in it. I did buy “Foo Fighters” HBO mini series “Sonic Highways” on iTunes also.

We watched the new show “Heartbeat” last night. It was….OK for me. I was worried that they might use the song below for it’s theme song. I like Kelly Clarkson, but she has a few albums I’ll just give a pass to.

Tear down of the ‘ONAV’ booth at The Home & Garden show, the company my father works for. There was lots of cool stuff there. I really enjoyed the surround sound room. I think it had 8 or 9 speakers in total? A Dolby Atmos set up as seen here….



It’s subjective, but I’ll take Myles Kennedy over almost any singer. I REALLY like his voice!


All of this news as to what Maynard James Keenan is doing while waiting to do vocals for the next “Tool” album. At this point I don’t care it will be released whenever! I’ve waited a decade, I’m alive & I can wait longer.



Masterpiece review courtesy Consequence of Sound – The Clash

Alter Bridge’s status

Brian says ABV bass is halfway done!!” WOO HOO!!!!! 5 albums in 12 years & the odd person still reply’s with “Who?” This song was all over the radio in 2004/2005

If you’re not a fan of rock music, I get it. If you are a rock fan, you should know who they are. You don’t have to like them, just know they’re out there.

Remember, Batman v Superman out on Friday!!!!

Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel regarding attack on Brussels. Attacks like this seem to be a far too common occurrence!


The album ‘Master of Puppets” by Metallica is honoured. I’m Canadian, there is a “u” in ‘Honoured’ spell check!


Another reason Foo Fighters are AWESOME!


Halestorm shared it on Facebook….

Bruno Mars is the bee’s knees!

At the moment I’m really liking the new Coldplay album “A Head Full of Dreams”

Thank you Tupperware in the dishwasher, that’s my 2nd shower today!

What, Nevermind by Nirvana producer Butch Vig, reveals 11 things about Kurt Cobain during the recording of the album.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/13-things-we-learned-about-nevermind-from-producer-butch-vigs-new-interview?utm_campaign=nme-23-03-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter Yeah, this album that is number 1 in most lists of the ’90s.

Dave Grohl is not the best drummer in the world, but he’s really good. Following Neil Peart (Rush), Willie Adler (Lamb of God), Mike Portnoy (formerly of Dream Theater), etc. It’s all subjective in the end. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 25th was Christmas with my family, as usual my parents wanted a Christmas list from me, then Mom buys almost everything on my list. Great, no complaining here…………………but. It always feels better to give. Kim & I were on a tight budget since we are still a bit in the red on payments to my parents who graciously gave us money while I was battling stage 4 brain cancer. My parents gift from us was a large payment of what my mother calls a “gift”. We intend to pay it all back. Everybody else was on a $50 limit. When I had the money, I loved going overboard on gifts. Where did I get that from? My parents. Friends ask me what I got for Christmas & I feel VERY embarrassed when I tell them. My mother delegates which gift is from who. My grandparents, my parents or anyone else who would like to partake. My brother, his girlfriend & Kim’s family end up asking me for other ideas for me. Liquor gift cards & iTunes gift cards are always welcome!


December 31st is my 7th year cancer free. Before I was diagnosed on Tuesday, February 5th 2008, I knew of 2 people that had cancer. My Grandmother who passed away from breast cancer & a co-workers wife that survived the cancer she had (I’m not sure what type of cancer she had). I now know of 8 people (roughly) personally who have had it or have it at the moment. I can’t offer any advice other than the Doctors are right but there is always that slight 0.01% chance they’re wrong. REMEMBER I WASN’T SUPOSSED TO COME OUT OF A COMA! My doctors got it wrong initially. 5-15% chance of ever opening my eyes again, yet here I am! I may look & sound different but I’m here & improving daily.


I was looking at the “…man in the mirror…” while in my wheelchair. Christmas goodies full of sugar have caught up to me. I look like Gru from “Despicable Me”, large torso with tooth pick legs. I think my holiday break from working out will end sooner than I had planned? I need a break, I’m tired. Monday, January 4th the routine continues.


Friday, January 1st was Christmas Eve with Kim’s family. We don’t have room here for Kim’s parents & brother to stay here, so they stay at Sherry & James’ house. We had some tasty “Tourtier” aka meat & potato pie, can’t taste the potatoes or else I’d choke or dry hieve. Opened stockings and gifts. Sherry cut the carrots………………..SQUARE! That just not right to me, they did have great rhythm though, they looked like they were ready to “Vogue”

Fancy carrots!


Saturday, January 2nd. It’s Christmas day with Kim’s family which means MORE TURNIPS! I love turnips, hate potatoes! No I’m not kidding!

Sunday my awesome in-laws return home. They should be home by the time I post this.


Motorhead cover The Rolling Stones



Stone Sour w/ Lzzy Hale cover “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones


A risk he took, & got caught.



Some of us survived brain cancer, some didn’t, unfortunately



I guess the Guns n’ Roses reunion is going to happen



Ozzy talks about Lemmy Kilmister



My morning routine involves a healthy glass of blended fruits & vegetables, lil’ TV, exercise, too much computron, & then I repeat my mantra…



I’m not counting “Sum 41” out yet. Their album “Screaming Bloody Murder” is a very good hard rock album. Here’s a couple of clips from the studio on their new work in progress.



I heard word on www.facebook.com that Mark Tremonti has been writing “Alter Bridge” music while on tour & is currently done his tour. He’s home in Florida working on songs, which he has been sending to singer “Myles Kennedy” for when Myles gets to Florida with the rest of the group to commence recording the new “Alter Bridge” album. “Fortress” is a tough album to top, I can’t wait to hear the new album! Most of this is from who I assume is a relative of Mark Tremonti.


Guns n’ Roses are reuniting & Lemmy Kilmister has died, rough week for me. I bought the CD “Appetite for Destruction” by GNR & was terribly underwhelmed by it. I think I tossed it, since I NEVER listened to it more than 6 times. Guns n’ Roses are good at what they do, I’ve never been much of a fan though.


Remember “Beavis & Butthead”? ‘Live’ does.


Halestorm shared it…


Lars Ulrich pays tribute to Lemmy Kilmister



The Needle Drop’s top 50 albums of 2015


Pentatonix shared this link…..


Tool shared this link. Their Facebook page is ran by a fan who I believe is close with the band?

Well it’s 2016, if the album doesn’t come out this year they will miss the opportunity of releasing the album a decade after it’s predecessor. It could be “10,000 Days” since “10,000 Days” was released. If we wait 10,000 days that’s roughly 27 years & 4 months. It will be released & Tool fans everywhere will “celebrate”.


Looky here! Tool shared another song. Because every fan wants to hear the older songs again. “Album? Are our fans crazy? No new material from us?”


Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath guitarist) talks about Lemmy Kilmister. Both of them have released songs with Dave Grohl.


NUDITY WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I’m not surprised at all by this tattoo. Lemmy & Dave were good friends. Lemmy/Motorhead were icons to Dave Grohl.



Most anticipated release for January? Me, Megadeth!!!!!



Top 10 songs about drinking


I’ll add one. A little obscure, I love this album though! Oldie but a goodie


..and this is one of the many issues I have with Guns n’ Roses.



Guns n’ Roses 10 best songs. I’ve heard they’re getting $8,000,000 to play at any festival, could be wrong though.



Pentatonix shared this after a very good year for them.


Mark Tremonti has admitted in the past that Myles Kennedy is technically better at guitar. Who do you think sounds better though?


Mine’s not on that list, is your’s? This is one of my favourite metal songs. FYI-I’m on a “Lamb of God” kick at the moment.



The voice of “Star Wars” villain Boba Fett is dead at the age of 95.



I’m not surprised by this at all. Keep doing stupid things, what goes around comes around. I’m waiting for mine! I may not have done what he did, but I treated others terribly.



Top 50 debut hard rock & metal albums. Below is my preferred debut album. Not number 1 on the list but it’s there!



More on the passing of Lemmy Kilmister. With whatever Motorhead album you get, you know what you’re getting & you either like it or hate it. Diverse albums? Not with Motorhead! I like it but I don’t need every album.



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Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “T”, as in Trivium on shuffle.

Kim & I are watching “Scandal” on Netflix. We Just finished season 3 Thursday night. Great show, one problem, writer/creator “Grey’s Anatomy” & “Private Practice” lady. She’s a hot writer at the moment but I swear she gets writers block every 10 minutes & “Ooo, now they have sex”. I like “Scandal”, but it is really getting old fast. That’s the exact reason I don’t watch “Grey’s Anatomy”. I liked “Private Practice” too, but I don’t miss it. All of these shows are getting old around every corner somebody’s having sex with someone, for no reason at all?

Thursday’s Rock It Out Blog. GREAT TOPIC!!!!


Gay marriage seems very similar to marijuana issues at the moment. They can do either legally or illegally? What would you want the police to be more concerned with? Pot smokers that want a bag of chips, same sex people living together? Or the guy down the street who will snap in a week & go on a shooting spree?




Blue Jays baseball Thursday night, they’re all but guaranteed a playoff spot if they go 5W-5L & the N.Y. Yankees go 8W-2L for the last 10 games of the regular season then the Jays are out & I highly doubt that will happen?

If this is true, when is this tasty nugget being released? All I see on iTunes are a bunch of “Slash” albums & EPs he’s sang on?


Guitarist, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave


Jimmy Fallon & Joseph Gordon Levitt cover Rhianna as “The Old Time Gals” Barbershop quintet


New Pentatonix video/song from their upcoming release on October 16th

Hollywood Vampire Rock in Rio with Lzzy Hale & Alice Cooper, performing “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin. Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Jonny Depp both on guitar & Guns n’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan.

Really? The Pope plans to release a rock album, I think He may end up as the coolest Pope of my lifetime?


Audio link inside of “Wake up! Go! Go! Forward!” Not this song, totally different


New band “Wakrat” with former Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerfield.


LANGUAGE!!! Not sure what to make of this song?

Cool video of a little girl fishing!!

Today/Friday, September 25th Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!! When we were onstage, no matter what rock band I was a part of. Nobody swore on stage unless it was a cover song. We didn’t care who said what, it didn’t matter, freedom of speech, Mitch did once & just didn’t want to do that again.

John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, etc. ^^

Songs I like. “The Refreshments” They were never a big name act, I think they were in the 20s on the Much Music Video Count down for 2 weeks in the ’90s. Then they disappeared. I have one CD, I think “The Refreshments” on iTunes are a different group other than this album?


Yep, they did this theme song!!!!

I still listen to this album. I flip through my iPod & I see ‘The Refreshments’ & then I think to myself, “Hey, I haven’t listen to that in a while?”

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