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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…… “feels” Hahahahahahahaha!


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


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.


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


These are the groups thinks should play at the “Super Bowl”

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.


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3 Chiropractor appointments & 1 massage therapy session on my lower back, right butt cheek, & right leg.  The 3rd trip to my Chiropractor really helped!!  Only problem was the muscles would tighten up overnight.  I’d like to do some mild exercise but it hurts even when I transfer to my wheelchair.  Friday will be all stretching.  Actually, I’ll just continue to stretch until it’s gone.  “Right now” it’s just annoying.  I’ll stand up, have a brief pain & try not to do much.  It only hurts when I move.  Sitting or laying down on my left side or on my back, I’m fine.  Seems like my body just gave up on me.  I’ve decided to take it easy for the month.

I’ve never really been to a massage therapist.  My cousin is a massage therapist though, out of province though.  I was getting up to put my shirt on & ended up breaking the massage table.  I felt like an idiot, snapped the face hole right off.  She said it wasn’t a big deal.  She’ll get a new table from amazon.  Of course we’re going to pay the $20 for it, I just felt so bad.  Lesson learned “Do not put any weight on that part of the table”!

Without doing any exercise it gets EXTREMELY boring for me.  It makes for a very long day.

This just got me riled up!


This is sad news for In Flames fans.  I just watched their live DVD on Tuesday.  At least nobody died nor is the band breaking up.


I know that ‘Paramore’ are done recording their 5th album.  ‘Royal Blood’ are in the studio at the moment, & ‘Big Wreck’ is available for preorder for a full release on February 3rd.



This is the best way to show everyone the difference between the NFL & the CFL.


Seth Myers on Donald Trump

All of that being said, I’ve been wrong about Trump as well.  He’ll never be impeached!


Live review of Alter Bridge


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” at 25 years old.  My favourite Soundgarden album!


Quite subjective, a few are on my list though.


My brother’s a big fan of Finger Eleven, naturally I got into Finger Eleven & he got into Foo Fighters.  I usually put on the most recent release from Finger Eleven, “Five Crooked Lines” lately I tend to listen to their first album, Tip, or the album they made when they were called “The Rainbow Butt Monkeys”

Yes, we covered this song.  I love this song!!!!!


I saw these 2 groups 1 on Conan, & 1 on Jimmy Fallon.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need them but figured you might like to be in on the ground level?


YAY, Alter Bridge are doing the typical Canadian tour…….fart noise!  Toronto & Montreal.  I need to move.  That ain’t happening!


Long article with Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.


OK, why?  For fun I guess.  Who’s your favourite guitarist?


Favourite female rock singer anyone?


Halestorm is working on their 3rd EP of cover songs.  Here’s 1 song.  EP release date is January 6th.  I believe the first 2 Eps contain 6 songs each.


Keith Urban rocking some Dire Straits in 1997





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


I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms” first I listen to most of an 18 song “Greatest Hits” by “INXS”

I woke up early & listened to “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”

I exercised to ”Our Lady Peace” 9 albums on shuffle, 8 of them are on CD!

No, not baseball, but I do try to watch as many Blue Jays games as possible. Not much of football either. NHL is what this short paragraph will be about.

If I want to watch a fight, as a Canadian I can watch boxing, UFC, MMA, or NHL. If I want to watch hockey, I’m lucky if there’s a European game on whatever network. I’ve been to 1 NHL exhibition/preseason game. When did people cheer the loudest? When a fight would occur. Sure they cheered for a goal, all 3 or 4 of them. The crowd made it very apparent that they came to see two guys, on ice, try to beat the snot out of each other. Nobody seemed to care about the score, that’s why I don’t watch this thing called “hockey”. A broken bone will heal, the score of a hockey game will never change. This suspension of a mere 20 games was upheld by the NHL Wednesday afternoon. I still say “Goodbye…………………FOREVER!!!! You cross checked an official you moron!”

NFL vs. CFL, apples & oranges. CFL “Longer, Wider, Faster” I had a T-Shirt back in the day that said that about the CFL. Playing field in the CFL 110 yards long by 65 yards wide, end zones are 20 yards deep. NFL playing field is 100 yards long by 53.5 yards wide, end zone are 10 yards. An NFL game is scheduled for a minimum of 4 hours, a CFL game is scheduled for 3 hours. Both leagues can use the same ball. CFL footballs are normally larger around. 3 downs in Canada, not 4 like the NFL. CFL goal posts are at the end zone line, NFL goal posts are even with the back of the end zone.

I’ve never gotten into NFL though many Canadians are. The CFL has become rather boring, could be because the home town Saskatchewan Roughriders have been terrible the last 2 seasons.

Cancer wise, nothing new. Right now my body is trying to be more of a normal/healthy body. Kind of like going through a different type of puberty? The first puberty was great, let’s do something like that again!………………..NOT! That or I’m just getting old?

I couldn’t even name a song by “Kesha”. I have seen her interviewed a few times on “Conan”, but that’s it.

Awesome, I liked the 5 song EP “Stone Temple Pilots” released with “Chester Bennington” of “Linkin Park”

I’d enter this contest, but I’m really turned off by the “singer” for “Children of Bodom” who are opening as the 2nd of 3 bands in total. I like these 2 songs but that’s it.

Sing or do death metal growls? Don’t do both at the same time, it’s not all that & a bag of chips. Figure it out & “call me maybe”

“Big Wreck” shared it! This album instantly reminds me of “Dire Straits”

Is this more proof that Kanye West has a large ego? LANGUAGE!!!! Inside the link. In the video below I would have just said “NO!” for the reaction!

Movie sequels you may not have known were coming in 2016? “Angels & Demons” & “The DaVinci Code” were released in the wrong order of the books & paled in comparison to the books!

Win tickets to see “Pearl Jam”. I’ve seen them twice, I’m good but they’re really good live!!!!

Ah, “Slayer” for me the prescription reads “Take 1 album a day only”.

Want to collect vinyl albums aka records?

There’s still a 99% chance I wont listen to a reissue of any band. Especially “Metallica”

I’m a big fan of music documentarys or just documentarys in general!

Stephen Colbert mocks failed Presidential candidates

Who with Geddy Lee of “Rush”? Song inside the link! Catchy tune!

Geddy Lee also played bass on this song by “I Mother Earth”

“Chris Stapleton” skit on Jimmy Kimmel

42 years ago “Kiss” released their debut album.

Sorry, I don’t know much about Kiss, & their debut album isn’t on iTunes. I couldn’t tell you what’s on that album.

I saw a photo on Facebook, Dave Grohl will be performing on the Oscars. Sunday, February 28th!!!!!!!!

Metallica announce details for the deluxe re-issues of “Kill ’em All” & “Ride the Lightning” TONS OF BONUS STUFF FOR FANS!!!

Carpool karaoke with Sia.


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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Broken Crown Halo”

I exercised to “Baroness” the double album “Yellow & Green”

“The Odds” were great way back when. I’ve got their first 4 CDs. I’m good though with that & yes I still listen to them every now & then. I saw them live when I was in high school. I don’t think I need to see them again.

Masterpiece review of David Bowie by Consequence of Sound

I don’t know much about the NFL, I’d have to go with Joe Montana on this one as the greatest quarterback, at least in my lifetime so far.

I know where I won’t be, since I don’t have a current passport & I’m not a fan of “Rammstein “ in the least, never have been. If you like them & want to go to Chicago, cool with me!

Why do the members of “Slipknot” wear masks? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Yes, my passport is expired, I’ll likely never have a license, I exercise 5 days a week for at least an hour & I’m 36 years old now & have to really watch what I eat. That’s fine with me, but I do worry about Kim she needs a break…………………….from everything!!!!!!

Seattle, “Pentatonix” are coming

Rob Halford of “Judas Priest” plays rapid fire

“Politicians” I don’t follow them. SURPRISE!!! Now the people that voted for the Federal election are complaining. You voted, I didn’t. Good for you!!!!! Less stress for me!

“Opeth” helping out!!!

Donald Trump takes New Hampshire

Hopefully good news for the Toronto Blue Jays although he won’t be expected to play until May. When he was injured & wasn’t coming back last year, he was leading all of the rookies in almost all categories. I want to know what’s going to happen with Ryan Goins? His defense is far to good to sit on the bench as a utility infielder.

Devon Travis highlight reel

You don’t give the audience a Nazi salute then shout “White Power”, never, don’t ever do that!

Here you go Gwen Stefani fans. I’ll take “Bush” & “No Doubt” no solo stuff from Gwen though.

Metal cameos on TV. Mine is below.

This decision will make it worse.,+says+Made/news.aspx

Oh, Mayim Bialick

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres