MENTAL HEALTH/EXERCISE TOTAL/EVERGREY

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5 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 300 back flexes, 400 curls, 140 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 140 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

Including the above exercises, here’s what I’ve done so far this year.  1275 curls, 7240 pushups, 15600 leg lifts, 10100 crunches, 4140 tricep lifts (the old way), 10280 squats, 7100 back flexes, 3900 tricep extensions w/weights, & 140 shoulder raises.

I fell asleep to “Eve 6” the album “Horrorscope”

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

I exercised in silence at 6:00 am, busy day!

2 things I’ll be changing next week.  No tricep lifts without weights.  Also 200 pushups a week.  Everything else will stay as it is, for now.

The weights I use aren’t incredibly heavy.  For curls I use a 10 pound weight.  For the other weight exercises I use a 5 pound weight.  I always do more repetitions with my left arm since it’s the weaker arm.  I try not to eat breakfast before I exercise, but on occasion I wake up hungry, so I have my 2 hardboiled eggs & half of a glass of my vegetable juice.  Breakfast is the same every day.  Lunch is as well turkey deli meat in a lettuce wrap, or a piece of fish.  3-5 liters of water throughout the day.

Now when I do my exercises on Tuesdays & Thursdays, it takes me at least 1 ½ hour to 2 hours.  I do a LOT of stretching, & a LOT of weight work.  I do yoga for 30-45 minutes, 30 minutes minimum.  There are many yoga poses I can’t do at the moment.  There’s only 3 poses I can do.  I hold them for as long as possible though.

Life has been busy this week.  I really have to plan a time to do my exercises or do 2 days of exercise in one.  I guess that’s a good thing though.  Getting back to reality & changing up my routine, instead of just exercising & sitting on my butt.

Today was my first appointment with a psychiatrist.  Two of my pill prescriptions changed, & I’ll be referred to a therapist.  I told them my life story basically.  I have a future appointment of course & they’ll see how I’m doing with the prescription changes over the phone likely before my next appointment.

No word on our new vehicle, so I’m guessing by Wednesday we might hear something.  It’s also pouring rain here, yesterday & today.  Seems like a weekend to stay indoors.  I hear that even Swift Current, about 2 hours west of Regina flooded “yesterday”.

 

Lamb of God talk about gear theft & new album.

Can everybody please just stop with the Nickleback sucks comments already?  They’re more than likely someone’s favourite band!  They have over 16,000,000 followers on Facebook.  I’m not a fan, but I do enjoy 2 of their albums.  If you really can’t stand them, turn off your radio, don’t stream or download their music.  If you’re in a restaurant or bar, wait 5 minutes & you might hear something you like?  Get over it, I have to get over other bands too.  Nickleback are going to continue making music until they want to stop, & they’ve made a career doing that.  Have you?  Well until you can outsell the amount of albums they’ve sold, calm down & take a deep breath.  Nothing is going to change just for you!

https://thehardtimes.net/music/man-who-admitted-to-kinda-liking-one-nickelback-song-15-years-ago-still-nicknamed-nickelback/?fbclid=IwAR3k6pCp-rzyyUWNwoNgSx4iBgQDmkN0YvEp86P6ecKXKsJFDonp5DVyL6c

Article/interview with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge regarding the new album.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/myles_kennedy_says_new_alter_bridge_album_is_kind_of_the_answer_to_ab_iii.html?fbclid=IwAR0SbDP_8NUyWn-emP1vlJJjfKFRQM2Q_3HAFbnJLMqQW9bhZeHi9KZYpps

I think I also saw that the iTunes pre-order would be on June 28th, a week from today!

 

EVERGREY

Another prog-metal band.  Or progressive metal band, much like “Dream Theater” if they made songs that averaged 4:30 minutes instead of an average of 6:30 minutes.  I have 4 of their many album from iTunes.  I like them quite a bit on the rare occasion that I listen to them, great band though.  I assume they’re American, but I’ve never bothered to look them up.  I’ll just give you a sampling of the 4 albums I have.

“Recreation Day”, “The Inner Circle”, “Glorious Collision”, & “Hymns for the Broken”.  Released in that order.  The songs will also follow the order of release.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/PINK

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Nickleback”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Led Zeppelin”

 

Little story first.  The first band I played & sang with was 4 of us taking Engineering in the U of R.  I had already dropped out of university & went to S.I.A.S.T. to take the Graphic Arts Production class.

In 2002 we played “Beerfest”, a cabaret put on by the Engineering student society.  500 people, the biggest crowd I’d ever played to & likely the biggest crowd I’ll ever play to.

We finished one of our 3 sets with the song “Enter Sandman” by Metallica.  I introduced it as old Metallica.  The song was 11 years old at that point.

We got off stage & I was making my way to the back of the room to see some of my friends.  I was stopped along the way by an angry guy that wanted to beat the crap out of me for saying “Old Metallica”.  I didn’t fight him.

I know that wasn’t what devoted Metallica fans would call “Old Metallica”.  “Old Metallica” would be the first 4 albums, not the 5th album though.  I told him to “Chill out, it’s 11 years old”.  I walked past him as his friend was holding him back.

We stayed in Friday night.  Kim was working until 6:00 pm.  She brought home 2 salads from “Chopped Leaf” for supper.  I was part way through the Blue Jays game.  We stopped that ASAP to turn on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” as usual.  I watched the end of the game, another losing effort.

I’m watching this year to see who could make it on to the 25 man roster next year.  The team this year is mostly made up of rookies or young (20-28) year olds.  This is a rebuilding year with players from the minor league system coming up to the big league.

We rented a movie from iTunes.  Kim picked what was a great movie, “The Upside”

We were at my parents’ place for Saturday afternoon & a bit of the evening.  Mom made friends with a massage therapist in Winnipeg.  I guess she comes to Regina on occasion.  She REALLY got my shoulder to loosen up.  I haven’t felt that relaxed in decades.  She’s heading here in June again, I will definitely get another treatment!

We came home grabbed a wrap at “Tim Hortons” for supper & I made my vegetable juice for the week.

Today Kim got up to go for a run.  We then went to see our “niece” play at her first piano recital.  We’re now about boil some eggs & finish the laundry.

I feel as though I’ve hit a wall.  I’m extremely exhausted physically.  I’ll see how I feel tomorrow & decide if I should do my exercises or just hang out tomorrow?

 

I don’t think this will be my favourite summer?  All of these AWESOME albums are supposed to be released this year, which is great!  My fear is that they will be released within 3 weeks of each other.  To add to that the man who shall not be named in the White House has gone rogue & doing whatever he wants.  Even here in Canada I’m leery at best.

Never thought I’d do it, but I bought the latest “Nickleback” album.  It has a few “Arena rock” songs & some other songs that lean more towards a metal vibe.

A fan covering “Stone Temple Pilots” on piano.  WOW!

Guitar shaped building!

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hard-rock-guitar-hotel-hollywood-florida/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3vagQ-K2Q-EnAuQhJMVJBQg-4QxEH77AMWT2CLUsoEMm0fKO1N5WLwR4M

15 years ago May 25th “Slipknot” released “Vol.3 The Subliminal Verses”

https://loudwire.com/slipknot-vol-3-the-subliminal-verses-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR2tISER3Ww2JWsnNGubOl2tu9Ab22Hl8gQl0rA1Rd4B79s_MFiy4DyqRPA

Trump got praise on twitter from John Voight

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jon-voight-trump-abraham-lincoln-840287/?fbclid=IwAR2anHege4WrnSkzqjMNLr01L3BmPH61M5GgPDZGlwfI7s8Mb7Su-lei-Zo

 

 

PINK

She just released a new album on April 26th.  I love it just as much as previous release “Beautiful Trauma” which is very addictive to me.  This new album is titled “Hard 2B Human” & it’s very good also.

 

2019   HURTS 2B HUMAN

 

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/COLDPLAY/THIS IS THE UGLY SIDE

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3 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 100 tricep lifts, 300 squats, 200 back flexes.  I had every intention of walking Thursday & Friday.   There were far more important things I need to deal with ASAP.

This is where things get ugly.  I’ve had manic depression for years.  I was called “Gay” or “Fairy” since I could ride my bicycle to elementary school if I was gay my life would be different than it is now in that Kim wouldn’t be married to me.  Two older kids from another school would hunt me down & verbally abuse me, I was NEVER physically abused by anyone.  This continued throughout high school.  I never told ANYONE.  Until just a few years ago, not even my parents.  This is not a sob story.  Thursday was the worst day I’ve had mentally more than ever.  In university my parents said I should talk to someone.  I did…..once.  I don’t know why or how cancer made my depression rear it’s ugly head again this week (I assume that’s what triggered it).

I’d never hurt Kim or disappoint her.  She’s my rock & the love of my life.  I’m very fortunate to have her in my life.  My depression affects many other people.  I keep my feelings in, & after so long they just explode.  I haven’t viciously attacked anyone through email since the first link to this blog that was also incredibly rude.  Thursday it happened again though & completely unprovoked.  I’ve realized that I need to get my act together & speak with a psychologist.  If I don’t, I can see a very small amount of people that would want to call me a friend.  I’m on anti-depressants & anti-psychotics, but that’s not really helping the issue, it’s masking it from others on some level.

I drink a small amount of alcohol on Friday & Saturday evenings.  I don’t smoke or use drugs, nor do I want to.  Eventually I’d prefer to be alcohol free.  I know I can do that without question.  I didn’t have any alcohol while going through my year in the hospital & very little near the end of my rehabilitation program.  I don’t want to talk about my mental issues, I need to.  Kim said she’d come with me.  I don’t want to be an irrational jerk to others, no one deserves that.  I told you I wouldn’t lie to you so there’s the ugly part.  I may be physically stronger but I’m mentally weak & sick of this feeling sneaking up on me.

I’m incredibly sorry to everybody I’ve hurt with my words.  Please don’t be alarmed or worried about me, think more about the people I’ve randomly blown up on.  They are the victims, not me.  I’m not suicidal at all, I’m just not me.

This is new territory for me & it took me far too long to realize it.  I NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP, & I intend to get help ASAP.  I’ll ask my doctor for a referral Friday morning if he’s available.  I don’t know if my health care covers the cost, & it doesn’t matter.

When Kim helps me with walking, I don’t listen to music.  It’s a distraction for me.  I have to stay concentrated on the task at hand.  Make sure my stride/steps aren’t too big, bend my knees, make sure my heel touches the ground first, control my walker/don’t let it get too far ahead of me, stand up straight, etc.  If Kim hasn’t seen me do anything wrong, I ask her if there is something I need to improve.  At the moment she says that all I need to do is build up my stamina.  I know what I need to focus on but I need an “outsiders” opinion in case I’m missing something.

Great book, OK movie.  I read the book in high school.

I read incredibly slow now.  Because of my iPatch & my glasses.  I had glasses before, in 1993, they were more for driving/distance because I couldn’t read the chalk board very well.  When I took the glasses off, things were much easier to read.  I could take these glasses off and read something in large print on a kindle though.

Before it would be 2 or 3 days later and someone would ask “How’s the book?”  “It was GREAT, I’m done reading it would you like it now?”  Now it’s “I’m on page 4.  I’ll tell you in a month or two.”

The books in “The DaVinci Code” series are WAY better than the movies.  The movies are also out of order.

I often forget how much I like this album.  This is their 3rd video from this album!

I don’t consider The Struts a glam rock band.  For me The Struts are similar to Queen, but less experimental/operatic. In the end they’re just FANTASTIC!

https://www.esquire.com/style/mens-fashion/a26952281/struts-interview-style-costumes-outfits-glam-rock/?fbclid=IwAR06tWGX4X_3wag94fA0Inr8Hfz8ph2RA2e6EQNMOnNB8Ua8VHFVkeE3pNI

I plan on buying these 2 albums from iTunes this year.  Neither of them are really my usual taste in music.  I do keep listening to them on our Apple Music account.

 

COLDPLAY

I own & listen to 3 of their albums.  Yes they’re English & I believe they live there currently as well.  The singer, Chris Martin, was dating or married to Gwyneth Paltrow & they had a baby quite a while ago named Apple.  They’re a fairly mellow band, but really good at what they do.  They’re actually one of all of the Foo Fighters member’s favourite bands.  You wanna talk Coldplay, ask the Foo Fighters what they think.  They came around to fill a void I had for “Radiohead” after Radiohead’s first 3 albums.  They sound nothing like Radiohead though.

They have 7 full length studio albums, an EP, & a Christmas album.  Here are 2 songs from each of the 3 albums I really enjoy…

 

2000   PARACHUTES   (THEIR DEBUT ALBUM)

 

2002   A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD

Here comes that piano line that will stick in your head forever!  You’re Welcome!!!!!

 

2015   A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS

 

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Stay safe out there,

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EXERCISE/BLUES TRAVELER

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I fell asleep to “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”

I exercised to “Nickleback” the album “Feed the Machine”

 

YAY, Monday came right on time………………………..UGH!  Yay, exercise starts up for the week………ugh.  Well at least it’s Wednesday.  Everybody’s at work & so am I.  You’ll be working an 8 hour day or possibly more, I go all out for about an hour & a ½, during which the time I get horrendously sweaty, watch some TV while waiting for the energy to carry on with my day or more than likely hit the shower.

Then Kim comes home & follows me closely while I walk with my walker, just in case I stumble. We’ve been walking multiple laps in our suite.  I think it’s time to get down to our underground parking soon.  From the door to an outside wall is 100 meters.  I can do that, rest for a bit, & go back I think.

When I first left the rehabilitation program we went to the Lawson, well the field house.  Recumbent everything & a 200 meter track for walking, jogging, or running.  At the time I’d do 200 meters, rest then do 400 meters, rest do 200 more for a total of 800 meters.  Then Kim would jog on the track while I would use the recumbent stepper or exercise bike for 30-45 minutes.

If I had continued to do that I’d likely be using my walker more often now!  Yes, I’m an idiot more often than I’d like to be.  I’ve done it before, I can do it again.

Now when Kim gets home it’s more of a “Crap, time for more exercise.”  That’s probably why I don’t like it anymore?  I’m just starting to relax & I have to do my walking.  When I was at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center, I would wake up for therapy which would start at 9 am, do two 45 minute therapy sessions, have lunch when I was able to eat & drink, do 1 or 2 more therapy sessions & be done by 4:00 pm.

Before I could eat or drink I was on an IV of TPN.  I don’t know what that stands for but I was never hungry.  I learned how to eat solid food & then it was just an IV of water.  That of course went away eventually also.

 

Linkin Park released their album “Meteora” 16 years ago on Monday, March 25, 2003.

Keith Flint, singer of Prodigy, committed suicide at the age of 50.  I have one album of theirs from the 90s or maybe the early 2000s?  I listened to it once last year & before was likely 2 or 3 times when I bought the CD.

 

 

BLUES TRAVELER

I own 1 CD.  1994’s release “Four”.  My music growing up was more like acoustic rock music.  Can’t say I’m a huge fan of that now.  I do like this group & I’ve been a fan of the Barenaked Ladies from the beginning when I saw them on tour at the age of 12 in 1992.  The Blues Traveler album is acoustic rock with a harmonica that the lead singer plays.  That’s the only instrument he plays in the band I believe or at least on this album….

 

1994   FOUR

Skip to the 2:00 minute mark for Emma Stone’s lip sync!

I try not to talk much about baseball but I watch the Blue Jays almost every day & I played for 13 years of my life.  After watching Monday evening’s preseason game in Montreal, I’m very confused.  They spent $56,000,000 to buy out 2 contracts to make room for younger players.  Good move!

My 2 questions are the following.  Devon Travis has been with the Jays since 2014.  I don’t think he’s played a full season because of injury.  I think his shortest stint on the disabled list has been 2 weeks or a month.  Get rid of him, he’s a fragile piece of glass.  When he’s healthy he’s great, but he’s not healthy very often.  Bring up Bo Bichette to take Travis’ roster spot.  Probably cheaper & also younger (21 right now).

My second question is why is Kevin Pillar still the everyday center fielder?  He’s simply not fast enough at that position, reason for the so-called “TV dives” which don’t exist.  He’s also not that great of a batter.  Get rid of him & bring up Anthony Alford as a 4th outfielder.  My outfield is set!  McKinney in right, Grichuk in center, Hernandez in left, & Alford on the bench.  As for starting pitchers, they still have quite a few to look at, even though the regular season starts tomorrow.

If I was Bo Bichette I’d be wondering “What else do they want me to do to make this team & not be sent down to AAA Buffalo?”  As for Rowdy Tellez he’s still just OK to me.  I’m good if he’s here or in AAA.

It won’t cost anywhere near as much to pay out these 2 contracts!  To get rid of Pillar & Travis would cost at most $8,000,000 – $9,000,000.

 

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

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE/ DARON  MALAKIAN & THE SCARS ON BROADWAY

Sorry this is so late.

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Music throughout the weekend.

I don’t own this, it is a possibility for me in the future though.  We listened to it on Apple Music.  I put on “Finger Eleven” & Kim piped up instantly saying she had a headache so I changed it to this…

LANGUAGE!!!!!

Have you ever heard “Ronnie James Dio” play “Holy Diver” acoustic?  “Room 333” did it acoustic & live Friday evening.  Somehow it was good, different but good.

 

My father & I went to The Exchange Friday night to see 3/5 of my brother’s group members, Room 333, play acoustic as an opening act for Tyler Gilbert.  I haven’t been there in a long time.  The last time I was there I was in my 1/3 wheelchairs & still in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  My brother & Roque lifted me up on to the slightly higher level, so I could see the show.  I like going to The Exchange it’s not Cheers, but lots of people know who you are by name & never think twice about helping anyone out.

Saturday was quiet.  I woke up, asked Kim “What time is it?”  She replied “9:00 am”.  I reply “Are you not going to work today?”  She replies “No it’s Saturday.”  I don’t know what I was thinking?  Kim spent the day working on her photos/homework for her class.  I got up & showered, which becomes useless at this time of year, I was sweating profusely by 2:00 in the afternoon.  I watched Blue Jays first of 4 Spring Training games left before the regular season starts on Thursday.  Made my vegetable juice for the week & hardboiled eggs for us.  I also wrote down what we needed for groceries.  I felt quite energetic on Saturday despite sweating so much.

For Saturday evening we ordered from “Brown’s Social House”.  I had a burger & yam fries.  I’m still not much of a fan of that place, but EVERYBODY else is.

My younger brother turned 32 on Saturday.

Kim & I rented “Instant Family” from iTunes Saturday night.  A comedy about kids being adopted from the foster care program starring Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne.

This morning Kim went for a walk around Wascana Lake with Jolene.  I got up & showered.  Then went straight to the kitchen to empty the dishwasher & have some breakfast with some “Finger Eleven” playing on the stereo!  I’ll be watching Blue Jays baseball again today, tomorrow, & Tuesday.  Wednesday they’re off for a day, & Thursday is when the regular season/marathon of 162 games that end September 29th.  Blue Jays play the final 2 spring training games in Montreal on Monday & Tuesday.  Mitch’s birthday supper with the family this evening.  I think everybody gave him cash?  Mitch & Rachel just got a new born puppy that needs surgery to fix her heart murmur.  I think she is only 3 or 4 pounds right now?  He surgery will be in Saskatoon & quite expensive.  Also a week long including tests one day, then surgery, & 3 days to recover.  The breeders flat out lied about having insurance for this sort of thing.

 

 

Spider-man “Far From Home” can’t get here fast enough!

Season 3 of “Stranger Things” isn’t that far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is a Keto diet?  A fad.  Works for some people, does nothing for others.  My uncle’s on it & he’s lost a lot of weight, he looks like a different person from a distance.  My mom has tried it & wasn’t successful.  Eat fat to eat the other fat.  Remember the Atkins diet that was eat nothing but protein?  Another fad diet that didn’t work for everyone.

I’m almost sure I’ll buy the “Feed the Machine” album by “Nickleback”?  That will make 4 purchased albums & 2 that I’ll listen to on occasion.

 

DARON MALAKIAN & THE SCARS ON BROADWAY

Daron is the guitar player & 2nd singer for the metal group “System of a Down”.  Serj Tankian is the lead vocalist for “System of a Down”.  It’s very much like “Jerry Cantrell” & “Layne Staley” in the original line-up for “Alice in Chains”.  Sort of 2 singers in one band.

All of the members of “System of a Down” are Armenian.

Anyways, Daron Malakian has released 2 albums as “Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway” a self-titled album in 2008 & an album titled “Dictator” in 2018.  “System of a Down” has released 5 individual albums, 2 in 2005 that fit together as a double album.  There are rumours floating around that they might get together to record a new album, but I’m not holding my breath for it.  They do have tour dates in America that likely doesn’t mean anything though.  They’ve toured on & off over the years.

 

2008   Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway

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

 

2018   “Dictator”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

 

As for the Toronto Blue Jays, they can’t trade center fielder, I assume more because of his batting average?  They’ve already bought out 2 contracts to set the players free or cheap enough to trade early in the off season to a tune of $56,000,000.  Kevin Pillar will get $521,100 this year.  Next year he goes through arbitration expecting to make over $5,000,000.  Buy out his contract to make room for the 20 year old Short Stop Bo Bichette or a fourth outfielder Anthony Alford.

Blue Jay fans aren’t expecting much this year with so many players coming up from the minor leagues this year & Bichette played well enough to at least platoon short stop with the veteran they signed to a 1 year contract.  Bichette & Vladimir Guerrero Junior should both be in the major league in mid-April!  At the moment Blue Jay fans have no reason to buy a ticket for opening day on Thursday.  I’d go if I could afford to, since I’ve never been to a MLB game.  Out of 162 games, I predict them to win 60-70 games this year, I hope they prove me wrong.  To make the playoffs you need to win at least 95 games.  No playoffs for the Jays this year, lots of young players!

 

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! Word of mouth is the only way of promoting this.

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

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/ JULY 1, CANADA DAY!!!!

I fell asleep to “Sum 41” half of the album “Screaming Bloody Murder”, then the entire “Stitched Up Heart” “Never Alone” album, woke up to tinkle. Came back to bed & listened to “Megadeth” the latest album “Dystopia”

I exercised to “Chevelle” everything. Stereo wasn’t working? I played a www.youtube.com mix of Chevelle. New album 8 days away!

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Exercise total for 4 days ; 5250 crunches, 490 leg lifts, 250 squats, & 200 like push ups. Let me “Break it down” for you.

This is during a normal 5 day week. 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts, 80 squats, & 50 push ups, 5 days a week. I’ve got the time for that & no, I don’t get paid for that, well I guess disability & EI checks pay me for that. My left hand is still quite shaky but I can hold things with it if I hold them against my torso. When I add an exercise, of course it takes me longer. So all of that takes me 2-2 ½ hours a day. I like to get started by 8:00 am usually if not earlier. Get it done & out of the way! I had a week that I was procrastinating my exercise. Not this week though! Just a day of feeling a little quizy, threw off my numbers a bit. 80 squats a day now instead of 60, yet my dominant leg, right leg, looks like chicken wing bone? My left calf is slightly larger. I’m still 240 pounds, I think it’s my fat turning into muscle? I know I was 265 when I got sick & I still didn’t look terribly overweight really. I’m much thinner now!

You know how your shampoo bottle says to use a dime amount to wash your hair? I don’t have much hair so I use a nickle of shampoo, that’s half of the recommendation……….or ……………wait………I screwed it up a nickle is bigger than a dime, my bad!

30 wild David Bowie duets!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-wild-david-bowie-duets-and-collaborations-20160111/mick-jagger-dancing-in-the-street-1985-20160111

How do they not include this in the list??????

Big Wreck shared it….

AWESOME!!! If I never see a cell phone at a concert again, that would be FANTASTIC!

http://loudwire.com/apple-granted-patent-technology-block-photos-recording-at-concerts/

This show was ruined for me as I watched through a strangers cell phone! Guess what’s out now? A concert DVD/blu-ray filmed at Wembley stadium on iTunes. Hahahahahaha!!

Comedians you should know. Courtesy of the Consequence of Sound LANGUAGE!!!!

Kelly Clarkson shared it…

I didn’t even know this was coming?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-justin-timberlake-anna-kendricks-trolls-in-first-trailer-20160629

This kid can easily out play me!

Rock stars with rock star siblings

http://loudwire.com/rocker-siblings/#photogallery-1=9

Corey Taylor, Slipknot & Stone Sour vocalist, is just a mess right now.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-hard-fall-onstage-slipknot-atlanta-show/

No this is very far from the usual Slipknot or Stone Sour.

Article with Chevelle!!! Also a new song inside the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7423888/chevelle-rivers-north-corridor-exclusive

Try this? Everyone put your gun away for one day & stuff like this might not happen? Why did the guy have an AK-47 to begin with? Oh, you have that right to be armed 24/7. That seems to be working out great……………………NOT! Our world flipped a switch years ago & became a nasty place!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/orlando-releases-police-logs-from-night-of-pulse-shooting-20160630

Wait “Weezer” covered a song off of “OK Computer” by Radiohead?

Disturbed albums ranked. I haven’t listened to Disturbed since I heard the 3rd album “10,000 Fists”. I played it once & I’m pretty sure that’s the last time I listened to. Other people are fans & that’s fine with me!

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-albums-ranked/

18 years ago “System of a Down” released their self titled debut album.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-self-titled-album-anniversary/

Would you like a drum kit used for the song “Love Me Do” by The Beatles? If so, it’s going to be up for auction.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beatles-love-me-do-drum-kit-to-be-sold-at-auction-20160630

Happy Canada Day tomorrow! I’ll catch you on Sunday with a Weekend Update!

FYI – If Trump is voted in as President, Canadians will build a wall & make Trump pay for it or Americans in general.  Happy tax hike!  Now who do you want to vote for?

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LADIES, BASEBALL, & POP CULTURE!

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Paul Simon” the album “Graceland” & “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle. Yet last night I fell asleep to “System of a Down” playing on my iPod?

My ying

And my yang

 

That makes 90 squats, 150 pushups, 15-20 minutes of yoga, & 420 crunches so far this week. Crunches & yoga are all in one day. Pushups & squats are three day totals, yet my T-Shirt still doesn’t fit that well?

 

Ladies, I’m going to tell you something about straight men. Some of us are extremely dumb, & I’m one of the dumbest ones. I need to be spoon fed everything “This is a song for all the fellas. Try to do what those ladies tell us….”

 

I’m so dumb I forgot the 2nd thing I was going to tell you!?

 

I got out of the shower this morning, brushed my teeth, got dressed & dropped my wedding ring under the bed. Took me a few minutes but I got it. I only take it off now when I shower. I used to take it off at work too for safety reasons.

 

President & C. E. O. of the Toronto Blue Jays, Mark Shapiro, finally broke his silence for a ½ hour interview on Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown yesterday. He’s been labeled as the number 1 villain since arriving in Toronto in late August. I think the fans just needed some reassurance that he knows what is expected from him. I hope this satisfies other fans? I wasn’t stressing about it, & I hope other fans don’t from now on. He said he’s meeting with Jose Bautista at Bautista’s house early next week. He would like to find a way to sign both Bautista & Encarnacion, both have been there for quite a while. Both of their contracts end at the end of the 2016 season. That’s $40,000,000 right there, plus the $20,000,000 their paying newly acquired (at the trade deadline last year) short stop Troy Tulowitzki. I think he might run into payroll issues? He’s been allotted roughly $148,000,000 for the team, same payroll as last year. For me it’s a wait & see situation. I don’t run the organization, so I don’t need to worry about it. I’m a fan, I sit on the couch for 3 hours & watch a game, sports entertainment. They can’t hear my coaching that I shout at the TV.

What would make me happier? If someone would actually coach the team how to bunt. Something you learn in Little League. Stick your bat out, hold so you don’t break your fingers, & deaden the ball onto the ground. Pretty easy but not for the Blue Jays players? Heck I could teach that from my wheelchair! Everything else we can forget about, they’re major league players for a reason.

 

Wednesday’s Rock It Out Blog

 

I’ve never heard of them. They have 6 albums on iTunes. Not something I’d buy or listen to. You might enjoy it though?

http://loudwire.com/bobaflex-a-spider-in-the-dark-exclusive-video-premiere/

 

25 most anticipated tours of 2016

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/the-25-most-anticipated-tours-of-2016/

Did any Canadian miss the Black Sabbath tour date in Calgary, ON.? Is there a Calgary in Ontario that I don’t know about? That’s a long trip from Edmonton, Alberta!

 

Even Gene Simmons gets star struck!

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-david-bowie-refused-stand-still-look-over-his-shoulder/

 

The 3rd Tremonti album, “Dust”, will be released in April, single will be out in March. 10 song album that was recorded while in the studio for “Cauterize”

 

First Lemmy Kilmister, then David Bowie, & now Alan Rickman?

The last 2 on the list have made the start of 2016 terrible!

 

TV interview with Dave Grohl LANGUAGE IS CENSORED!

 

Today is Dave Grohl’s 47th birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. GROHL!!

 

Rival Sons” in Saskatoon Thursday, January 28th . I’ve never heard of them. Honestly this is considered a big deal to the venue in Saskatoon?

 

I guess “Nickleback” is in a lawsuit? This is the only song of their’s I’ll share, since I quite like this song.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-suing-lloyds-of-london/

 

54-40 is playing in Saskatoon on Saturday, January 23rd. That’s an old Canadian group. “Hootie & The Blowfish” covered “I go Blind” for the Friends soundtrack.

 

It sounds as though the FRIENDS reunion is a go! 2 hour show on NBC in February. Here are some bloopers!

http://tvline.com/2016/01/13/friends-reunion-cast-james-burrows-nbc-special/

 

Sounds like Metallica just wants to sue anyone for anything?

http://www.nme.com/news/metallica/90771?utm_campaign=nme-daily-14th-jan-14-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

More “Alter Bridge” news all over Facebook!

 

I guess “Mike and Molly” had to end sometime? I don’t watch it much, but I thought it would be on the air much longer?

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/mike-molly-officially-canceled-cbs-president-glenn-geller-172139188.html

 

A drummer lost his leg!? I’ve never heard of this group before, but I think I’m good for now.

http://loudwire.com/the-ghost-inside-andrew-tkaczyk-loses-right-leg/

 

Adele’s carpool karaoke with James Corden

 

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

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl

Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres