STREAMING VS. DOWNLOADING/ BARSTOOL PROPHETS

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Dear CFL officials,

The first 3 quarters of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ the Saskatchewan Roughriders was quite possibly in my top 3 terrible football games I’ve ever seen in my 38 years of life that I can remember seeing.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

A season ticket holder.

 

Music throughout the week.  A lot of “Devin Townsend”, “Dead Sara”, “Big Wreck”, & “Tremonti”

 

There was no exercising going on this week.  My wife told me on Tuesday that she had Wednesday off, so I decided I had the week off.  Fair enough my finger is 98% better, a few extra days of doing the bare minimum won’t hurt it.  Being your own boss definitely has it’s benefits!

I leave Regina for a few days & it seemed as though everything flipped on me?!  Best Buy has stopped selling CDs, Trump is still President, the Toronto Blue Jays made a trade, & nobody wants to OWN music??!!?!

I hear a LOT of whispers that CDs & downloading music will soon be a thing of the past?  Downloading should stick around.  I wouldn’t think downloading an album or streaming an album wouldn’t cost Apple extra money, but I really don’t know?  I’m waiting for an announcement from Apple/iTunes regarding this.

I’ve heard that vinyl will still be around though?  Is it really cost effective to do away with CD production & still release vinyl?  I have no clue?

If that’s all that is available in the future, vinyl & streaming, I plan to use both.  I’ll stream stuff on my iPod, I’ll also purchase vinyl every 3 or 4 months of the stuff I want to own.  That’s my opinion, I’m not speaking for anyone else or saying that it’s wrong.

This streaming crap drives me crazy, in a VERY bad way.  What the heck Apple?  iTunes isn’t available just for me.  I have the option to purchase my music or stream/rent it like a magazine subscription.  I’d like to have that option in the future.  Nobody these days seems to care if Apple Music shuts down & leaves them with nothing?

I find the entire thing as ridiculous as Trump being President.  “We’re going to give you streaming music only & royally piss off musicians that make all of our product” – internet.  I want the option, it can’t be a waste of money on Apple’s side of things?  “Stupid is as stupid does” – Forrest Gump.

If this is where the music industry is headed, I’m glad that I wasn’t talented enough to be in a professional band, where I work for pennies when someone streams my music!  At this point, EVERYONE should work for free if musicians have to!

I’m not a fan of Apple’s music software, but downloading from iTunes is very convenient, when it works properly!  Kim & I have hacked away at problems that occur & “so far so good”

Lots of people like having the option to stream or purchase music.  I don’t understand the cost benefit of doing away with both CDs & legal downloading?

This is just a very disappointing moment for the music industry.  The guy that created Napster needs a hard smack upside the head.  I hate to agree with anything Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich, says but he was right for how he took a stand against Napster.  I’ll see you soon vinyl!  This entire idea I find to be very pathetic & stupid!  A vinyl album costs a minimum of $20 each.

 

You can’t take vinyl albums to listen to in your vehicle but I guess you can take streaming music with you.  I can also take my iPod full of iTunes purchases in the vehicle too.  I just want the option.  Purchasing vinyl albums will severely cut down on me purchasing music.

 

John Oliver has a bit on his show that asks this question.

I’d like to know this.  How are mass shootings still a thing?

 

July 4th 1995 Dave Grohl released the first Foo Fighters album on which he recorded all of the instruments & vocals with the exception of one guitar part.

 

BARSTOOL PROPHETS

 

4 guys from Cornwall, Ontario.  They released 2 major albums.  I have the first one on CD & the other one is only available on www.amazon.ca for $70.  I own the album “Crank” the 2nd one is called “Last of the Big Game Hunters”.  I’d get the 2nd one but I’m not paying $70 for a CD!?!?  “Crank” was released in 1995 & “Last of the Big Game Hunters” was released in 1997.  I was under age to see them live in 1997 when they played in Regina, so I’ve never seen them live.

From what I can tell on their website, they just tour Ontario, Canada.  I would think that if they’re still active they’d put their 2nd album on iTunes & Streaming sites.  I’ve only seen the video for the song “Little Death” back in the day when Much Music actually played music videos 24 hours a day.  That song was enough to make me get the CD.  Luckily the rest of the album is great.  Check out their website here https://www.barstoolprophets.ca/

It’s a 12 song album, so that should be enough for you to get the idea.

 

I agree with most of this.  I think Trivium should be thrown in the mix & Lamb of God should be higher up.  I like Slayer, but I find them over rated.

http://loudwire.com/best-american-metal-bands/

 

Rock & Metal’s greatest vocal intros LANGUAGE!!  On the “Papa Roach” intro.

http://loudwire.com/15-greatest-vocal-intros-of-all-time/

 

Trivium’s Matt Heafy covering Toto’s Africa

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/CHROMEO ALBUM REVIEW

Short week, it’s summer, I should get out & enjoy the good weather while it’s here.

HAPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Dead Sara” all of their stuff this is from the EP “Temporary Things Taking up Space” very political & full of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I exercised to “MUSE” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

 

4 day exercise total; 0 pushups, 400 crunches, 800 leg lifts, 480 tricep pushups, 400 squats, 160 back flexes.

I’m not sure why, but this 4 day week felt more like more of a 10 day week.  I woke up Monday & had no energy whatsoever.  That was par for the course each morning.  My sprained figure is feeling close to normal.  I avoided pushups to be safe though.  I didn’t want another setback.

Maybe I was just really looking forward to having 4 days off.  Kim & I are “a lot” alike that way.  We can be very focused on the task at hand & totally forget to stop & smell the “roses”.

I’ve been really tired all week.  I don’t like that, it just makes everything more difficult.  Imagine how hard throwing in my pushups will feel?  I’ll have to build them up again to 240/day.

 

Donnie goes on a twitter rant regarding late night talk show hosts & here is their hilarious reply!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-fallon-react-to-trump-barbs-w522093

 

“Alice in Chains” dedicate the song “Nutshell” to Vinnie Paul.

http://loudwire.com/alice-in-chains-nutshell-vinnie-paul/

 

Yep, everybody’s laughing, because it is looking like Trump vs. The World.  There’s only 1 shithole, it’s the White House.

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

Trump’s not making America great for everyone.  He’s making it great for him & also making it very lonely.  Canada always helps the USA during a disaster, if I were Prime Minister of Canada that would stop ASAP.  “What Donnie?  You want our help?  You’ve made it clear you don’t need our help!”

 

New Paramore video from the album “After Laughter”

 

This is one of the reasons I avoid streaming music sites!  The other is that it’s more like paying rent other than a mortgage.  When you’re done paying a mortgage, you own that property.  You never stop paying rent, unless you decide to move to a house!  If you have children I get it, it’s cheaper you need money to raise kids.

http://loudwire.com/how-much-money-musicians-make-year/

 

I can almost guarantee that I’ll never see “MUSE” or “Nothing but Thieves” live.  “MUSE” is HUGE & “Nothing but Thieves” stay close to home in the U.K.

 

“OH MY GOODNESS!!!  THEY SOUND LIKE LED ZEPPELIN!  NO, NO, NO!”  Get over it internet peeps.

 

Noel Gallagher’s thoughts on streaming sites.

 

CHROMEO “HEAD OVER HEELS”

 

The most sugary pop I have ever heard!  I have their 2 most recent albums out of 5 studio albums.  They’re also a Canadian pop duo of 2 guys from Montreal.  If you’re going to do pop/dance music, you might as well go in deep feet first & make it really good, they do.  I’ve got the “White Women” album & this album was released on June 15th.  I’ll give you one single from the previous album, then a few from “Head Over Heels”.

Now the newest album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die” followed by “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.

I’m just doing light exercising today to this music “The Birds of Satan” (Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters 2, or 3rd casual solo project)

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Does anything in the title really determine what anyone is like in person?  It’s never crossed my mind!  All I need to know is if I want to be around you, as a friend, or are ugly on the inside & I’ll let you do your thing way over there?  I found out one of Canada’s famous comedians was gay.  Apparently he came out when I was in the hospital & guess what………………….there was no difference at all.  Still hilarious, I had no clue he was gay.  He was funny before he came out & he continues to be funny!  Unless you’re a member of a terrorist organization or KKK, I’ll give you a chance.

 

Vinnie Paul, former drummer of Pantera, plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/pantera-hellyeah-vinnie-paul-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Babymetal moments

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-babymetal-moments/

WHAT??????????????????????

That was strange, yes I’ve heard of them before.  That was as weird as Marilyn Manson for me?  At least their happy with what they’re doing.

 

I love “The Agonist” out of Quebec!  This is what type of music that calms me & put’s me to sleep.  Anywho, “The Agonist” shared it….

 

I have a Fender Telecaster.  From a good friend got it for me, signed by Ian Fletcher Thornley of Big Wreck, given to me while in the hospital.

 

Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes was very well done!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-meryl-streeps-fiery-2017-golden-globes-speech-w459786

 

Nine Inch Nails ranked.  I’m not a big fan, although they have a handful of songs I like

http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-albums-ranked/

From the “Sound City” documentary

 

U2 are touring for their 1987 masterpiece’ 30th anniversary, The Joshua Tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love that album!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-edge-breaks-down-u2s-upcoming-joshua-tree-tour-w459473

This song was recorded during the sessions of “The Joshua Tree” but it was shelved for years and later released on a greatest hits album

 

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) he beat throat cancer while recording the album they released & toured!!!  I’d give him my vote for “Rock Titan of the Year”

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

 

Who saw that coming?  Oh…………………..wait…………………………..EVERYONE!  It’ll be fantastic when Trump gets control of the red button!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/donald-trump-blasts-overrated-meryl-streep-for-golden-globes-speech-w459854

I wonder what Trump thinks about all of the immigrants who got their citizenship to America & were injured or died protecting America?

 

So Maynard is doing stuff with “A Perfect Circle” this year?  I’m guessing no work on the supposed new “Tool” album, you know, his original band?  Or is this more misleading from the Tool camp?

http://www.alternativenation.net/a-perfect-circle-huge-2017-plans/

 

Top 100 hard rock songs of 2016

https://hardrockdaddy.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/top-100-hard-rock-songs-of-2016/

How long can this band exist?  I’m not in my early 20s anymore!

 

This should be a really good tour!  U2 & Noel Gallagher, could also break the bank.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/u2-announce-uk-eu-joshua-tree-anniversary-tour-supported-noel-gallagher-1940273?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9th-dec-2016-09-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Ozzy Osbourne overdosed years ago.  Does this really shock anyone?

http://loudwire.com/kelly-osbourne-memoir-ozzy-osbourne-overdosed-sharon-osbourne-fought-cancer/

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

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My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

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

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

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ZERO ENERGY

I fell asleep to “Vinyl Hero” the 5 song EP, which is REALLY good, then “Stitched Up Heart” the debut album “Never Alone”

 

I exercised to an Apple Hard rock radio station & really this is the first song it started off with!

 

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My exercise total will be a bit off this week.  More important stuff to do than exercise.  I still managed to do most of them.  I just don’t have it in me this week.  I’ve done a significant amount of every exercise every day, I’m REALLY tired this week?  It’s 12:30pm now & I’m ready to crawl back into bed.  Monday I did everything & hit the numbers fine, the rest of the week is somewhat disappointing to me.

 

 

Consequence of Sound’s Gerber & Gerber review “The Magnificent 7”

 

17 years ago “Nine Inch Nails” released “The Fragile”.  Sorry, I know very little about “Nine Inch Nails”.  I never got into them?

http://loudwire.com/nine-inch-nails-the-fragile-album-anniversary/

 

Opeth has released another new song!

http://loudwire.com/opeth-new-song-the-wilde-flowers/

?

 

I get it, I’m against free music as well, he’s made his money in the ‘90s with Oasis.  The question for me is, what if gas for your vehicle was valued at the same price as a “coffee” at Starbucks?  Would people walk more, bike, take the bus, call a cab, or complain about the price of gas?  People didn’t complain about the price of music before Napster.  Now everyone expects music to be free because of Napster.  You get a 700 ml of coffee for $5.00 we’ll say so if gas was valued at that much you shouldn’t complain?  Do you need a vehicle or a coffee?  That would make a gas price of roughly just under $6.00?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/come-on-noel-gallagher-if-people-could-get-coffee-for-free-they-wouldnt-pay-for-that-either?utm_campaign=nme-22-sep-2016-22-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Bands that have released their first album I the 21st Century

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-first-album-21st-century/?fb2#photogallery-1=1

At least they named “Trivium”, “Lamb of God”, & “The Devin Townsend Project”

 

Yep, Moby’s still out there doing his thing

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/moby-previews-upcoming-lp-with-new-wave-song-w441564

 

“Band of Horses” played this on Jimmy Fallon last night.  I looked into them a bit & wasn’t sold on them.

 

SORRY, I’M EXHAUSTED TODAY!

 

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INDEPENDENCE . I’M NOT MAD OR ANGRY, I’M FRUSTRATED!

I fell asleep to “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Going to Hell” LANGUAGE!!!

I exercised to “Big Wreck” 4 studio albums, a live EP, & a concert I downloaded for free of them playing 21 songs from the first 2 albums with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. You can’t buy that anywhere.

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Monday night I saw the Batman vs. Superman movie. That was a big/loud response from the DC comics franchise to the Marvel comics franchise. For me Batman vs. Superman was hands down better than any Marvel movie & the Marvel movies are really good as well! If you’re on the fence about seeing this movie, get over it & see it! I went in with high expectations & the movie surpassed my expectations! REALLY amazing!

I exercise like mad so I can be more independent. At this point I’m confident I can do more than people think. When I first left the rehabilitation center, I was extremely weak. Our dinner plates were even too heavy for me to lift one of them. Now when I unload the dish washer I grab 3 of them to put away.

I don’t want to be a burden for anyone. I asked Kim for a ride to the movie theater since she had told me she didn’t want to see that movie. All I heard in response was “No, nobody is going to do that.”. She was afraid something might happen to me, because she loves me & I don’t have a cell phone. OK, why do I need a cell phone to be more independent? There was a time before when payphones didn’t even exist, what did those people do? “All my life” I’ve been told I can do anything I want/need to if I put my mind to it. Now so many people, not just my fantastic worrisome wife, are saying “Whoa, you can’t do that?!” Why? Trust me, if I say I can’t or can do it, there’s probably a reason that I’d say that. “Really? 8 or 9 years ago I’d be fine, but now that I’m physically disabled I can’t?” Holy mixed messages Batman! I’ve listened to suggestions from others & that’s great! I’ve chosen to do some & to let the other ones sit & wait.

What’s the point of me busting my butt 5 days a week if I’m being told I can’t do something? How will I learn what I can & can’t do? I learn by failing & trying something different the next time. I’ve been to that movie theater 100s of times in the last 20 years, I know it & I now how to manage myself there, able or disabled. A phone is going to save my life? Since when? I don’t have spider man senses that alert me if something bad is going to happen? Let me fail so I can learn how to succeed! If I say “Hey, I think I can do this?” Let me try, if I can’t do it, I’ll ask for help? I want to be more independent, but now everyone tells me I can’t, but from February 5th 2008 to July 26th 2012 I could do anything. How about for once I’ll tell you what I can or can’t do???

I know me & my limitations. Nobody else does, not even Kim. Thanks Kim, I know you didn’t want to see it, but thank you for taking me. I LOVE YOU!!! MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW!!!!

I took the rest of my frustration to my exercise & the numbers went up; 1500 crunches, 100 leg lifts, & 60 squats. Yes I’m sore, out of breath, sweaty, & tired. Am I not living up to anyone’s expectations, I don’t know? It sure feels like I’m not! I could sit on the couch all day, just whining & complaining, but that wont fix anything or I could exercise like a mad man & get better. I’m 36 years old, please stop treating me like a child? I’ve listen to everybody for too long. I’ll deal with this cancer $#@$%^$@ “my way”! Please don’t hold me back? What’s the worst that could happen? DEATH! Good grief, the doctors told everyone I would die February 5th, 2008, & they were wrong. I’m here and some people don’t approve of what I’m doing, so I change it, now these other people aren’t happy with what I’m doing to fix this situation. OK, I can’t make everyone happy all of the time. How about I focus on making myself, Kim, our family & close friends happy? Is that OK? “I’ve got to sink before I swim”!

I know this is all out of love & I do appreciate the concern from everyone, but I’ve got this.

I’m not really a fan of award shows, mostly because I have a 2% chance of knowing who the people are since many of them aren’t what I listen to. Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-slams-fake-awards-shows-20160523

Why is this such a big deal? Transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, black, white, brown, male or female these are all real people? It seems to be the “in” thing at the moment to be against someone who is not of the same race, religion or sexuality. Why?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-hillary-clintons-church-is-facing-a-major-lgbt-schism-20160523

Noel Gallagher news on solo album, most known as the guitarist in Oasis.

http://www.nme.com/news/noel-gallagher/93748?utm_campaign=nme-daily-24th-may-24-05-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Yet another article with Mark Tremonti.

http://australianhysteria.com.au/tremonti-from-dust-til-dawn/

Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lawrence, & John Oliver play “True Confessions” on the Tonight Show.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jennifer-lawrence-john-oliver-play-true-confessions-with-jimmy-fallon-20160524

James Corden, Carpool karaoke with director J.J. Abrams

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-chewbacca-mom-carpool-with-j-j-abrams-james-corden-20160524

Gord Downie, singer for Canadian rock musicians “The Tragically Hip”, has terminal brain cancer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tragically-hip-singer-gord-downie-diagnosed-with-terminal-brain-cancer-20160524

Remember him for what he has done, not how he died. Mourn his passing for as long as you need. Then look at what he’s left for all of us.

Radiohead perform 2 older songs live. They haven’t played these songs live since 2009!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-radiohead-play-creep-live-for-first-time-in-seven-years-20160523#ixzz49WnrRpfK LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wait, WHAT??? Pantera’s song “Walk” covered in the style of a reggae song?

http://loudwire.com/pantera-walk-reggae-mash-up-andy-rehfeldt/

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ONE MORE DAY FOR ME!!!

Thursday is our 10 year anniversary. After tomorrow, I’ll be offline until Saturday &/or Sunday

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

13 unforgettable Kurt Cobain moments
http://loudwire.com/13-unforgettable-kurt-cobain-moments/

Big Wreck live

No, I’m not touching any streaming site EVER go ahead though pay for a radio station for the rest of your life? I’ll be here spending our money on iTunes & I’ll sleep well knowing it will be there. Maybe that’s stupid of me, spending money for a product I want to own, then I’m an idiot, oh well. Nobody other than the label is really making any money on iTunes or any streaming site.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/so-far-tidals-royalty-payouts-nearly-double-spotifys/

Anyone know when Axl WONT be complaining?
http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/axl-rose-is-mad-about-mayweather-pacquiao-demands-free-match-20150504

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Yesterday to Mick Mars of Motley Crue & Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt.
http://loudwire.com/rock-star-birthdays/#photogallery-1=85

This had better be a good one Lamb of God!

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I love documentaries! No I’m not being sarcastic!
http://loudwire.com/jonas-akerlund-direct-lords-of-chaos-film-mayhem-euronymous/

26 vintage behind the scenes photos of the original Star Wars trilogy!
http://loudwire.com/jonas-akerlund-direct-lords-of-chaos-film-mayhem-euronymous/

Hard rock hotel & amp, Casino. Rockers named to perform
http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-hotel-casino-las-vegas-friday-night-live-at-the-pool-concert-series/

I believe U2 will be on Jimmy Fallon Friday May 8th 2015.

New Lamb of God website?
http://www.lambofgodvii.com/

James & I saw Lamb of God on the tour for this album in 2006? At the West Edmonton mall on a whirl wind 2 day trip. I saw the weirdest thing ever. A mother, father & 2 kids all there headbanging along to every Lamb of God song. I don’t know that I’ll ever see that again?

I agree with him 100%. But nothing will change with anyone being mad about the current situation for musicians. You can’t have it all for the consumer or all for the artists, there has to be a balance to it so everyone gets something out of it. Thank you Napster, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, Google Play, etc.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-05/roger-waters-slams-music-industry-rogues-and-thieves

If the industry was in a good place or not, there will never be another Seattle, at least during my generation’s time.
http://diffuser.fm/will-there-ever-be-another-seattle/?fblw

Austin City Limits festival line-up has been leaked
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/austin-city-limits-2015-lineup-leak/

Jack Black & Jimmy Fallon last night on “The Tonight Show”, maybe an Extreme song. Watch the video or read the article.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-jimmy-fallon-jack-black-remake-extremes-more-than-words-video-20150505

AC/DC’s drummer finally speaks after pleading guilty on drug charges & “threatening to kill”
http://loudwire.com/phil-rudd-speaks-out-acdc-status-following-guilty-plea/

9 things Rolling Stone learned from the Kurt Cobain bio pic ‘Montage of Heck’
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/9-things-we-learned-from-the-kurt-cobain-doc-montage-of-heck-20150505

Phil Rudd is angry that no one in AC/DC will speak with him? I wonder why……………….OH, that’s right he threatened to kill someone!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-05/rudd-disappointed-at-ac-dc-silence

The Simpson are renewed for 2 more seasons, why? I’m done with the show as of a long time ago. I’m 35 years old. I did an air band to the first season soundtrack in grade 6, I think they’ve expired “Best before 2000”

Pearl Jam covers Big Wreck? Did somebody else write this song? I just checked my “Albatross-Big Wreck” CD liner & saw no writing credits for any songs!

Duff McKagan (G n’ R/Velvet Revolver) new book
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/duff-mckagan-dissects-how-to-be-a-man-inside-the-gritty-new-ballad-and-book-20150505

Velvet Revolver has released 2 albums. I can honestly say that only this song is the one I don’t mind. It does get old rather fast. They’re good at what they do, it’s just not for me.

Noel Gallagher sounds off on a few things.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/noel-gallagher-sounds-off-on-tidal-zayn-malik-and-same-sex-marriage-20150505?page=2

Barenaked Ladies video for title track “Silverball” to be released on June 2nd

Scott Weiland blames equipment issues for his rendition of “Vasoline”
http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-blames-equipment-bizarre-performance/

Animals get drunk on fermented fruit. Thanks Mom!
http://fb-985.lifebuzz.com/drunk-animals/?utm_source=sp&utm_medium=AprilSp&utm_campaign=drunk-animals&fp=sp

That’s definitely Willie Adler in the photo!

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10 new country artists Rolling Stone says you should know.
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-new-country-artists-you-need-to-know-spring-2015-20150505/striking-matches-20150505

Tonight hour long live special of “Undateable”

Nikki Sixx after the Motley Crue fair well tour
http://loudwire.com/nikki-sixx-i-never-play-another-motley-crue-song-again-after-final-tour/

I’d have to agree, firing John Gibbons would be a band aid fix. Everybody on the field is under preforming other than rookie 2nd baseman Devon Travis & OF Kevin Pillar. 2/9 players can’t carry a team through 162 games unless the name on the jersey is Bautista or Encarnacion, even that’s a stretch!!
http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/firing-gibbons-wont-solve-blue-jays-problems/

Songs I like. “Fall Out Boy” skipping a few bands that I like but don’t know the song titles of?

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Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris