DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SCIATIC NERVE UPDATE

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I fell asleep to “U2”  “The best of U2” from 1980 – 1990

 

Not much happening until next week with my sciatic nerve.  My doctor had a death in the family, as well as his own operation.  My chiropractor has some time off at the moment.  I’ll be on the couch icing my back and watching TV, listening to music, & feeling useless.  It’s the worst it’s ever been since I can remember & it’s just getting worse.  I really can’t do anything at the moment.  Kim’s really helping me out with food, pills or whatever I’m trying to do that she sees me struggling with.

 

10 things you can learn about Dave Mustaine by who he follows on Twitter.

http://loudwire.com/10-things-about-dave-mustaine-by-who-he-follows-on-twitter/

 

New Linkin Park for preorder!!!!!!!!  Full release on May 19thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Article with Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge.  Just shows that lessons aren’t always needed but can help if you aspire to improve your skills.

https://allthatshreds.com/whats-new-alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-interview/

 

The Nintendo Switch

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Yep, Pentatonix shared it again…………….

 

What have I been listening to while doing nothing all day?

Big Wreck

 

Boston

 

Ascot Royals

 

Coheed & Cambria

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Megadeth

 

Why did no one tell me the Boston album was so good?  Anyways, you probably won’t hear from me for a while.

 

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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

YES, PHYSIO THERAPY THIS WEEK!!!!!

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Had my breakfast, then showered & weighed myself.  I was 265 pounds going into the hospital, the photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt is me at 265, with a 38” waist, I came out of the hospital having a 42” waist, & today I’m 225.  Only problem is that some of my T-Shirts still don’t fit.  All of my fat went to my stomach.

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia” followed by “Vinyl Hero” the EP “7 Days on a Train”

I was watching CNN/”the fake news” all about the new guy, but I don’t need to tell you about it, it’s messy already!

Yep, I start physio therapy this week.  It’s long overdue that I get rid of this pinched nerve nonsense & get back into exercising.  I know that’s an odd thing to say but humans are creatures of habit.  My routine has been altered for over 2 months & I miss my routine.  Sitting around, stretching & very light exercise each day is really boring if you don’t have a driver’s license.

 

Top 50 hard rock/metal debut albums

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-debut-albums/#photogallery-1=1

There’s a lot of great choices there.  I’ll pick 2 from the list & there could at least 12 I’d pick.

 

Pearl Jam shared it….

 

Phil Anselmo, former vocalist of Pantera, reading a Sesame Street book.

http://loudwire.com/philip-anselmo-reads-the-monster-at-the-end-of-this-book-exclusive-video/

 

I guess ‘Supergrass’ are still around latest release was in 2013, who knew?  I only own their Greatest Hits album from 2004.

I wonder what movie ends playing “Caught by the Fuzz”?

 

I have a question for you? I’ve been watching a www.youtube.com series called “Banger” with the review episodes called “Lock Horns”, made by Sam Dunn who made the documentary “A Headbanger’s Journey.”  The 2016 ending had a large board of “metal” bands.  Am I so jaded that I don’t consider “Coheed & Cambria” metal? I like their music, I just don’t consider them as a “metal” or “hard rock” band, should I?

 

My left hand doesn’t work that well.  I wish I could try out a mini original Nintendo or a Sega Genesis if they come back.  I looked up the price of a mini Nintendo, but no way Jose!

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All of that being said, I really don’t have much free time for video games.  The newer controllers have too many buttons for me, even when I was able bodied.

 

New “Ed Sheeran” video.  I really like this tune, or Ed Sheeran in general!

 

Alter Bridge shared “My Champion” live…………….

 

New Opeth video

 

I guess “Trivium” has a new drummer

http://loudwire.com/trivium-new-drummer-paul-wandtke-comments-exit-session-member/

 

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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

DEPRESSION

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THIS WAS MY WIFE’S IDEA!  IT’S NOT A PITY PARTY!  JUST MY REACTION TO IT!

I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” 2 albums & 3 songs from their covers album, followed by “Royal Blood”

Woke up in pain thinking it was early turned “Foo Fighters” the album “Sonic Highways”

 

Just trying to get the muscles to loosen.  I’ve never been so anxious for a Monday/phone call from a doctor.

Light exercise weekly total 260 leg lifts & 260 calf raises.

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By 2011 I was flat out depressed.  I was crying 20 times a day, I wanted to kill myself since I didn’t think I had anything to offer.  We’d go home for supper & I would ask Kim for a knife.  I was in a rough spot at the time.  I was being selfish, not thinking about anybody else.  I didn’t even want to talk to my doctor about it or anyone for that matter.  Kim wrote him a note that I dictated to her.  I felt like a BIG letdown to everyone.  My doctor actually apologized to me saying “I should have seen this coming” I told him that I was trying to keep it quiet.  I had been down in the dumps before, but nowhere near that much. I was first scheduled to see a psychologist but she couldn’t be there, she had left on maternity leave.  Instead I spoke with a social worker for two weeks.  Then I saw a psychiatrist once a week & now I’m on happy pills!

Bell, a satellite, phone & internet company are currently running a campaign for people struggling with depression.  Someone would like to talk or listen to you.  That’s what brought this on. I’m good now of course.  I was unable to find the phone number, but you can reach them on social media or on their website.  http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

I encourage any & all people that are dealing with any type of mental illness to talk to someone & not hide it from others.  The longer you bottle it up, the worse it can get.  Talk to a friend, family member, or a complete stranger.  Whoever, just get that weight off your back & feel that sense of relief.  You’re not alone, 1/5 people deal with a mental illness.  Lots of people know how to deal with it.  Heck if you’re reading this & want to talk to me, don’t be afraid, I can shut up & listen even though I may not have the answers for you.  Please talk to someone, it’s not as hard as you think.

No I probably wasn’t in the same place you’re in, but I was in your neighborhood.  Send a personal message to this Facebook timeline if you want to keep it private or like I said just talk with someone, please?

 

U2 flashback to 1989!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-u2-play-exit-on-1989-lovetown-tour-w460770

 

Big Wreck shared it…

 

Deadpool for Oscar nomination QUESTIONABLE VISUALS!!!!

 

Interview with Dave Grohl via 1997.

 

Stitched up Heart are touring America in 2017!

http://loudwire.com/lacey-sturm-stitched-up-heart-2017-u-s-tour/

 

Alter Bridge guitarist, Mark Tremonti, interview/article on the election & more

https://rollingstoneaus.com/music/post/alter-bridges-mark-tremonti-on-circus-presidential-election-meeting-michael-jordan/5379

 

“The Day the Music Died” plane crash survivor, dead at the age of 85.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tommy-allsup-musician-involved-in-day-the-music-died-dead-w460964

 

Foo Fighters interview from 2010, in their headquarters

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

 

Holy crap!  Muse is in the studio already!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPMBdD9lbo2/?taken-by=domhoward77

 

Audio interview with Alter Bridge front man, Myles Kennedy.  LANGUAGE!!

http://www.fullmetalrock.com/MK17.html

 

Watched Conan from last night.  Found a new band “Judah & the Lion”.  Their album is downloading right now from March of 2016 it’s titled “Folk Hop n’ Roll”.  Good tunes & the album title is very appropriate!

 

I also preordered the new Ed Sheeran album, release on March 3rd

 

I now have 2 preorders Big Wreck in February & Ed Sheeran in March.

Another Big Wreck tune out on January 20th for anyone who preorders the album!

 

Pierce Brosnan apparently yelled at James Corden during a U2 concert.

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/james-corden-pierce-brosnan-rude-u2-video-1942887?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-jan-13-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Nintendo’s new “Switch” console news

http://www.glixel.com/news/what-nintendo-switchs-games-and-accessories-will-cost-you-w460956?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=rollingstone&utm_campaign=partner

 

Pentatonix 10 best performances

http://www.popdust.com/pentatonix-10-best-performances-2188796977.html?socialshare=TW1D

 

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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

CLAUSTOPHOBIA

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I am EXTREMELY claustrophobic.  In 2008 MRIs & radiation treatments freaked me out.  MRIs are loud, they give you ear plugs before you’re in it.  Then they would slide me in the machine as far as I could go, my shoulders are too broad to go into the MRI machine.  My nurses at the Pasqua Hospital would give me a Benadryl to sleep through it.  The final time in the MRI, I woke up before I was put in the machine, I freaked out.  They gave me a bean bag to toss if something was wrong.  There was always something wrong, me wearing a plastic mask shoved in a tiny hole that I didn’t fit into that well.

Radiation treatments bothered me too.  I had to wear a very tight mask over my face, so tight it would touch my nose & squish it a bit, not fun!

I’m really glad I don’t have to do any of that anymore.  Now I go for a CT scan every year & a half.  Not nearly as cramped as an MRI, much better!

It’s Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  My sciatic nerve is still bugging me, at this point it’s annoying.  Not nearly as painful as it was initially.  Just annoying & preventing me from exercising.  I haven’t exercised in 2 ½ weeks, that really bothers me.  I’m not pretty enough to be a trophy husband!

I thought this would slow down more.  Most groups/musicians seemed to save everything for the last three months of 2016.

 

…and I need to know what Kim & Kanye are up to why?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-reportedly-set-divorce-1899029?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7th-dec-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters on their future.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Trainwreck was good, I was expecting it to be funnier though

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I’ve never heard of this festival in Montreal?

http://loudwire.com/heavy-montreal-hiatus-2017-to-return-2018/

 

Pentatonix Christmas special on NBC December 14th 7:00 pm in Saskatchewan!  Set your Betamax, VHS, TIVO, PVR, DVR, Microwave, Oven………………wait those last 2 are for food, AH well, you might want some warm “cheesy poofs”

 

In Flames tune at number 10 on the metal charts!

 

I checked out “Gojira” who seem to be getting a lot of buzz in the metal genres.  I have Lamb of God, Pantera & Slayer.  I’m not sure that I need “Gojira”?  This is from their 5th/most recent release.

 

Kill some time voting for your favourite hard rock/metal band of 2016.  I had 2 options & went with Anthrax.

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

 

Carpool Karaoke with Madonna

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-madonna-twerk-flirt-dance-on-carpool-karaoke-w454545

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  I don’t think he liked 2016?  LOTS OF LANGUAGE IF YOU CAN’T TELL BY THE TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only thing missing was a mic drop!

 

Pretty funny/intense cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ by Rick Astley.  Cover & original inside the link.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rick-astley-shares-cover-foo-fighters-everlong-1900939?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-dec-2016-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I’ve never heard anything like this.  The Baltimore Orioles won’t sign Jose Bautista because “The fans don’t like him”.  Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/orioles-gm-bautista-unpopular-baltimore-sign/

 

Metallica book a small intimate show in Hollywood.  I like their new album, I intend to purchase it on iTunes

http://loudwire.com/metallica-intimate-2016-hollywood-show/

 

I’m not a fan of Disturbed, I was when I was in my early 20s.  If you like them that’s great.  They release a cover of “The Sound of Silence” & it’s this HUGE mega hit.  What did it do for me?  It reminded me of the 3 disc boxset I have of Simon & Garfunkel that I bought when I was 17.  With the original version by Simon & Garfunkel & how much I like the original.

 

Yes, I own 4 box sets, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel, Nirvana, & Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge released their boxset after their 4th album.  The boxset contains multiple DVDs of interviews with individual band members, a book, all 4 CDs, & all 4 albums on vinyl.  Along with an autographed poster, & my name engraved on the outside of the box.

 

Will Metallica continue into their 60s & 70s?

http://loudwire.com/lars-ulrich-remains-to-be-seen-metallica-can-perform-into-our-60s-70s/

 

A new Spiderman movie!

 

Vote for your favourite rock song of 2016!

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-rock-song-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

The last release from Lacuna Coil was heavier than what I thought I was getting.  Here’s a holiday tune from them.

http://loudwire.com/lacuna-coil-naughty-christmas-lyric-video/

 

New Nintendo gadgets

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/5-things-we-learned-about-mario-creator-shigeru-miyamoto-w454968

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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