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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

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

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

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” still hooked on the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Paramore” the album “All We Know is Falling”

I cleaned to “Foo Fighters” the album “One by One”

 

I ramped up some of my numbers & added yoga to the routine this week.  Much better this way!  I wanted to get up early today.  I wanted to do some stuff around the house so I could watch the baseball game that starts in roughly 2.5 hours, so I went to bed at 9:30 pm.  I usually stay up until 10:30 or 11:00 and get up at 7:00 am.  Today I was out of the bedroom shortly after 5:00 am.  I’m done what I wanted to finish & now I’m tired & sweaty.  I did my exercise, had my breakfast.  Emptied the dishwasher & cleaned both washrooms & 7:50 am.

While I was cleaning the mirrors in the bathrooms, I noticed my beard has many grey/white whiskers in it!  I guess that’s to be expected, I’m 37 but I sure don’t feel like it!!!!!!!!  I stay up late & I like to get up & get things done so I have some free time, but today is already ridiculous!  I’m out now to see what else I can do around here before the ball game.

I will never force my religion on anyone.  I Anglican & if you’re not that’s fine with me.  Any religion or atheism is OK in my books, as long as you’re a good person.  It’s the radical extremists I’ll never understand.  What book are they reading, that their God tells them to kill others?

As George Carlin said, ‘Who created killing?’  His simple reply ‘Humans’ & he’s right.  I think every individual has the capability to kill, but the majority of us don’t since we know it’s not right!

As much as we hate, we also have the ability to be respectful & decent to each other.  Why don’t more people act on that trait?  Sure there are many things I don’t like, am I going to go so far to harm anyone who likes something I don’t?  No!  I’ll leave them be & find something else that I enjoy.

My intent is to be happy.  Killing or harming others is never something I’d do or take pleasure in doing.

Little LANGUAGE HERE!  “If an asshole hates me, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of “Eagles of Death Metal” after the attack in Paris.

 

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Our Lady Peace & I Mother Earth were my first ‘rock’ bands I got hooked in high school in the 1990s.  Our Lady Peace’s first album “Naveed” took some warming up to it & now that’s my go to OLP album.  I Mother Earth’s 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” quickly became one of my favourite albums ever, both albums were Canada’s reaction/reply to the “grunge” movement in the USA.  OLP released their first album “Naveed” in 1994 & IME released their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” in 1996.

Getting to see my first 2 rock bands from high school, late last year & on the weekend were both a real treat for me.  Of course I own all of the CDs, with the exception of the newest Our Lady Peace album which was released in 2012.

I remember driving 2 friends to high school with the 1st Our Lady Peace album on.  I said “These guys will be huge!!!”  They thought I was off of my rocker, & told me that it wouldn’t happen.  The first 2 singles on their 2nd album were HUGE hits.  I was right but the singer sounded as though he was whinier, that got a little worse with every release.  I should have stopped buying their music after the 4th album of 7 or 8?

Even live on Saturday they knew to play only 2 songs from their 5th album & everything else was from their 1st 4 albums.  They started with a song from the 1st album & finished with a song from the 1st album.

 

20 best-selling hard rock & metal albums in the USA.

http://loudwire.com/best-selling-hard-rock-metal-albums-u-s/#photogallery-1=1

 

I googled the top 20 best-selling albums in Canada & it wasn’t pretty.  I saw Aqua, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, & a few others.  Celine Dion & Shania Twain had multiple albums on the list.  I was unable to search for just hard rock & metal albums in Canada.  Apparently Canadians just ate this up though???????????????????????????????????  Oh, Canada  L  WHY??????

 

Top 50 metal albums of all time.  According to www.loudwire.com

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-albums-of-all-time/

I was listening to ‘Pantera’ album “Vulgar Display of Power” just the other day!

 

Why does a metal fan have to have long hair, a beard & swear so much?

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

 

Describing the different subgenres of metal music sucks & ends up wasting my time in the end.  If non-metal fans want to know, I recommend watching the documentary “Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey”, the TV series “Metal: Evolution”, or they can continue their life calling it screamy music.  I just call it metal, I know what it means!

 

Alter Bridge will tour the crap out in Europe, have they ever played Canada?  Yeah, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.  That typical Canadian tour!  “Ah, there’s nobody else in Canada!”

https://www.alterbridge.com/tour


This needs no explanation, just a good chuckle!

 

Muse with The Edge from U2 performing “Where the Streets have no Name”

 

Anybody asking Foo Fighters to play at any event had better be ready to hear them for a minimum of 2 hours!

http://www.spin.com/2017/05/foo-fighters-everlong-bottlerock-festival-pulls-plug-curfew/

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

 

Our Lady Peace covers The Cars & The Beatles.  When I saw them in 1998, & they covered The Beatles, that’s when The Beatles’ White album became my favourite Beatles album!

 

Trivium shared it.  It’s metal…………………

 

Wonder Woman hits theaters on Friday.  I’m going to see it long after the hard core comic fans see it.

 

Lamb of God shared one of my favourite songs!  It’s metal…….

 

I guess the punk band “Rancid” are still around.  I like them but most of their album tracks are a little bit too much heavy punk for me.  This new song sounds quite a bit like their hit in the 1990s “Time Bomb”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-rancids-boisterous-new-song-where-im-going-w484999

 

The Toronto Blue Jays won 17-2 with 3 homeruns capped off with a grand-slam by Short Stop Troy Tulowitzki!  They won 6-4 Tuesday night on 4 home runs.  The question is, do they have any more of that left for today’s afternoon game?  How will the next 4 games go with the N.Y. Yankees in town?

 

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“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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday night we stayed in & watched the Blue Jays try really hard to lose a game, but they won…while I had beer!

Saturday I went to the brand new football stadium for a concert & to check out the spot we’ll (my parents & I) be sitting for the season.  Our tickets are FANTASTIC!  Wheelchair accessible (no stairs), park almost directly across the street, come in on the concourse (stadium is dug into the ground), very close to center field (were on the 50 yard line, so 5 yards from center field), I was able to get to the washroom near us.  First time in years I’ve been able to have anything to drink at the stadium since the “wheelchair” washrooms at the old stadium weren’t really wheelchair accessible.

Watched the Blue Jays win in the afternoon (5 in a row now), then saw Our Lady Peace, Johnny Reid & Bryan Adams (who thought those 3 acts would ever work together???  Because they don’t).  Our Lady Peace played mostly stuff from the first 4 albums which was about perfect for me.  Johnny Reid was Johnny Reid, & Bryan Adams was FANTASTIC as always!!!!

Our seats are great can’t wait for the season to start!  I hope they can win more than 4 or 5 games this year.

Sunday is more baseball, stuff to do around the house & supper with my grandparents.

 

 

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Why are people complaining about the new Linkin Park?  It’s basically free and you can hear it before you spend at most $12.  Sorry, I can’t justify hatred of an album you can hear before purchasing it so cheap.  Hell, back in my day an album on this thing called a Compact Disc with one song on TV & Radio (if you’re lucky) & would cost me $25.

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

 

Chris Cornell’s funeral.  R.I.P.  Thanks for the music you’ve given us.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornell-laid-to-rest-at-private-los-angeles-funeral-w484613

 

Chris Cornell wrote some amazing lyrics be it as a solo artist or within a band.  Some of them we will never know the true meaning behind them.

http://loudwire.com/greatest-chris-cornell-lyrics/

My favourite Soundgarden song!

 

FANTASTIC April fool joke on students

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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

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I fell asleep to “Green Day” the album “Dookie”, followed by “Wide Mouth Mason” their S/T album

I stretched to “The Watchmen” their 3rd album “Brand New Day”

 

I was ready Monday to do my exercise but after 300 crunches I knew to lay off.  My legs were getting sore.  I figure this should be a week of stretching only.  This leg/hip problem is really annoying & preventing me from doing what I’d like to do.  I was told by one of my doctors not to lay on my right side, so I didn’t.  After a while of sleeping on my left side, I woke up, stood up to get in my wheelchair & it felt as though I had a bruise on my left hip.  Now I can sleep on my back & somewhat on my right side.  This week will be stretching & guitar along with Blue Jay baseball!

I was going to do some pushups from my knees on Monday, then I realized I gave myself a large gash on my knee from crawling around.  It looks like I had knee surgery, far worse than it really is.  Didn’t really hurt ever, it just looks horrible.

I think I’ll continue the music/movie news.  I like it, stuff I’d like to know.  If all you want is surviving cancer news I’ll keep it at the top here.  If you want the pop culture stuff, I’ll put it below.  Like I said, the www.youtube.com links are just for reference if you don’t know who or what I’m talking about, you don’t need to play the entire clip.

As for this week, I’ll be practicing the song by “Clutch” & the song by “Foo Fighters”

 

This Barenaked Ladies medley of cover songs was too good not to share.

 

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour discusses new album coming in June!  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-stone-sour-hydrograd-album/

Same thing every artist says about a new album.  Have you ever heard a musician say, “Yeah, the new album’s OK I guess”.

 

Monday’s Tonight Show.  Lip Sync battle Shaq vs. Jimmy

 

Metallica originator Lars Ulrich discusses his longtime friendship with singer James Hetfield

http://loudwire.com/metallica-lars-ulrich-relationship-james-hetfield-best-its-been-its-called-growing-up/

 

Dave Grohl’s mom, Virginia Grohl, about mothers who have “Rock Star” children

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dave-grohls-mother-talks-new-book-on-fellow-rock-moms-w474773

 

Yep, Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid, & Our Lady Peace set to play the new Mosaic Stadium on May 27th.

http://leaderpost.com/news/local-news/bryan-adams-to-play-new-mosaic-stadium-on-may-27

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Badmotorfinger”

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I have what’s called an ‘acquired brain injury’.  I don’t know of anyone else that has had my specific type of brain cancer.  It’s more common in children than young adults, that’s not cool.  I was in a program with other people who’ve had brain injuries.  We’d all get together to play games.  I didn’t get to go very often, Brewster is high maintenance & has anxiety attacks when left alone.  I’m sure there were people in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center that have experienced or future patients that will.  Sure it changes a lot of things, you just have to make adjustments yourself!  Do you have a child?  If you do, I can almost guarantee your life is different now than it was before having a child?  Life changed instantly & now it makes things slightly challenging or just different.  Nobody necessarily likes change & I totally get that.  I have a lot of help if I need it, there’s even a program at the WRC called the ABI program to help me anytime down the road if needed.  In the end, this being alive stuff sure beats the alternative!

My sciatic nerve is better, but there is still a tiny bit of pain there.  It’s still the best it’s felt since November.  I saw my massage therapist last week.  She said it was much better even before my massage.  After my massage she told me to see my chiropractor, she said I had a few ribs out of place.  I can’t feel anything out of whack in my ribs, just my lower back & a bit down my right leg.

 

Barenaked Ladies shared it.  Maybe they should take some time off instead of releasing an album of previous material with another group?

 

So I could go to Moose Jaw to see the “Offspring” a 40-45 minute drive to see a band that I’m a very, very casual fan of.  This was the first song my first band learned to play (I was but a singer at the time).

 

Or I could make the mind-numbing 2 & ½ hour drive to Saskatoon to see Ed Sheeran, who I really like.

I like Ed Sheeran, but I loathe the drive to Saskatoon & I’ve seen Ed Sheeran in Regina once.  Do I go to Saskatoon or hold out for ‘In Flames’ to come from Sweden to Saskatoon.

I can definitely say I don’t need to see The Offspring.  I’ve seen In Flames once or twice & wasn’t disappointed.  The sound for Ed Sheeran in Regina was dreadful & everybody watched 75% of the show through a cell phone.  Kim would prefer Ed Sheeran, so we’ll see how much tickets are?  In Flames have yet to announce any North American dates.

This show could be WAY over our budget?

 

Why does U2 need to reissue one of their biggest albums for $24.99 on iTunes with a bunch of older songs added to it?  ‘The Joshua Tree’ was roughly $25 in the ‘80s when it came out on CD.  Thanks, I bought it decades ago & it sounds fine.  32 extra songs from different albums that older U2 fans already own?  I don’t know how many people are newer U2 fans that would purchase this?  I’m a big U2 fan, but this just screams “CASH GRAB” to me.

 

I guess U2 was my absolute favourite band until I Mother Earth released “Scenery & Fish” in 1996.  Then Canada began their post-grunge movement.  Our Lady Peace, Matthew Good Band, The Tea Party, The Age of Electric, Limblifter, Moist, The Inbreds, Finger Eleven, Treble Charger, Econoline Crush, etc.  I guess you could put Big Wreck in here as well. Their 1st release was in 1997.

 

Let me set the scene for you, this happened quite often.  It’s 1996, my brother & I are doing dishes after supper.  Our parents have retired to the living room.  My brother & I are addicted to I Mother Earth’s “Scenery & Fish” album.  After a few minutes of the album playing in the kitchen our mother yells at us “TURN THAT CRAP DOWN!”  We turn it down, but not enough?  She yells again “TURN IT DOWN NOW!”  We turn it down more, now we can’t hear it.  So we turn it up.  This struggle goes on until the dishes are done about an hour later.

 

OK, does anyone gain anything in this scenario?  Do the verbal abusers gain anything?  This is just one example, in the end it’s just people hurting other people for being different.  WHY?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-lesbians-and-gays-im-bisexual-and-you-treated-me-like-crap_us_58c1a38be4b054a0ea68e31c?section=us_queer-voices&

 

I guess “The Black Keys” are taking a break.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/patrick-carney-talks-black-keys-break-post-touring-ptsd-w471520

This group just drives me nuts for some reason, but so does Guns n’ Roses, couldn’t tell you why?

 

Whether you like them or not you had to know they’d get an award for sales at some point.  I just assume many people own everything Nickelback & lie to others saying “No not Nickelback, I hate them!”  Wait 4 minutes & the radio will change.  I don’t like them, but they’ve done nothing to harm me in any way.

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-all-the-right-reasons-diamond-certification-u-s/

 

Article/audio interview with singer Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://puregrainaudio.com/interviews/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy-on-rock-royalty-shark-diving-and-unzipped-flies-w-audio

 

2 Dave Chappelle comedy specials coming to Netflix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/see-dave-chappelle-tackle-isis-oj-simpson-in-stand-up-trailer-w472048

 

Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired…………to self-destruct”, woke up to pee & listened to “Big Wreck” the album “Grace Street”

I exercised to “In Flames” the album “Colony”

 

I did 200 crunches yesterday & 200 today.  My abs really hurt, how on earth was I doing 1500 a day with no pain?

Kim’ stomach is fine.  She’s trying to figure out what it is that bothers her for a day or 2 a week.  She doesn’t get sick, she just has an annoying stomach every now & then.  She’s exercising a bit as well.  She went for a ½ hour run on Sunday, in the exercise room here on the treadmill.

I’m doing some of my exercises, & still stretching my sciatic nerve mostly.  I’m doing a fraction of my crunches & some of my leg lifts.  My daily goal for crunches each day won’t be 1500, it will be a little bit less when I reach it, and 1300 is what I’ll build up to.  I gotta say that doing my exercises feels more normal for me.  Back into my routine a bit, it feels much better!

 

Ed Sheeran’s performing at the Brit Awards

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-to-perform-at-brit-awards-1968289?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-6th-feb-2017-06-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

The Agonist shared it again………………….

 

I have nothing good to say about Trump.  Now he’s ruined award shows.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/for-grammy-organizers-caution-and-fear-in-the-trump-era-w464782

 

Blink 182 on tour in the USA this spring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blink-182-announce-spring-us-tour-w465319

 

Well it’s official!  I have an addiction…………………to music.  The “Big Wreck” album “Grace Street” was released on Friday.  As of Monday evening I’ve listened to it 13 times on my iPod & likely 5-8 times through our stereo.  Another reason I don’t play my music on the stereo when Kim’s home!

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” this year……………….AWESOME!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/queens-stone-age-tease-new-material-studio-photos-1969208?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-feb-2017-07-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

What happens when you put Metallica in one hand, Lady Ga Ga in the other & then put those hands together?  I don’t know but we’ll all find out at the Grammy Awards.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-duet-lady-gaga-grammy-awards/

 

A Perfect Circle is going on tour from April 6 – May 7

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

 

I may be listening to Big Wreck quite a bit, but I try to listen to as much music as possible!  Alter Bridge, In Flames, The Pretty Reckless, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Ascot Royals, Our Lady Peace, The Agonist, Into Eternity, Portal, Lamb of God, Judah & the Lion, Diemonds, etc.  Like every Tool fan I’m waiting patiently for a new album.

 

A follow up to the 2006 release “10,000 Days” by Tool would be more than welcome.

 

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” much like me minus the famous & rich part, had a washroom wake up listened to “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices” when I went back to bed.  Woke up again to pee & fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Our Lady Peace” their first 4 albums “Naveed”, “Clumsy”, “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch” & “Spiritual Machines”

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It’s odd that my chiropractor noticed I was wearing pants instead of my year round shorts attire.  Mark your calendars’ it was yesterday.  January 11th.  I wore pants for the first time this year, 2017.  I think I wore pants 4 times last year?

“But it’s so cold out, how do you do that, are you nutz?”  Being a little bit off helps but think of how long I’m actually outside.  We have underground parking, so I’m not outside.  We also have rock star…………….mmmm…………handicap parking very close to the building we’re going to.  I’m outside for 2 or 3 minutes in total to & from where ever we we’re.

Our wedding was in May 2005.  If I could change one thing about our wedding, it would be the normal formal attire.  “Are you comfortable?  Underwear & a T-Shirt?  Come on in!”  As long as the bits & pieces are covered, who cares?

Anyways, I saw my chiropractor yesterday & this pinched nerve has been preventing me from doing anything for roughly 2 months now.  I’ll be getting a referral to a physio therapist on Monday.  If it continues to bother me, after I don’t know how long I’ll be given a cortisone shot, which would be my 8th since 2008.  Not fun but they work!  “Let me shove this 8” needle in you.”  Kim couldn’t even watch & she’s not worried around needles.  The needle didn’t really hurt, the doctor put so much pressure on the needle into my spine.  I’ve had back issues since high school.

 

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/update-given-new-queens-stone-age-album-tour-1942040?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-11-jan-11-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What concert would you choose?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-classic-album-concerts-we-want-dylan-madonna-w460171/fleetwood-mac-rumors-w460191

I’d choose Phil Collins, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Tom Petty if I had the cash

 

I just can’t get into Mastodon, but it seems like every metal fan loves them.

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-troy-sanders-brent-hinds-debut-turd-factory-project/

 

Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/halestorm-killed-it-with-its-cover-of-metallicas-ride-the-lightning

 

Transgender or not, if I was American, I’d stay as far away as possible from the inauguration!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/jackie-evanchos-transgender-sister-wont-be-at-inauguration-w460702

 

Rob Zombie turns 52 today.

 

Bands with tour plans for 2017.  A Perfect Circle will be touring and working on a new album aka I see no new Tool album in the near future.

 

Facebook is fairly quiet today.  I’ll call it a day as far as blogging goes.

 

TOMORROW WE’LL DIG DEEP INTO A TOPIC I REALLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT.   OOO, CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres