COLD I WAS JUST SO COLD

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I think I figured out why I get SO nervous/anxious when filming myself playing guitar.  I’ve played live to 12 people & 500 people.  Sure I was nervous at first but after a song or 2, I was the most relaxed on a stage playing to 500 people live.  Why?  More people I see a bigger crowd not 500 individual faces.  Playing to a cell phone camera, I have no idea if 3 people will see it or 200?  500 people yelling at me live, I have no idea what they’re saying individually.  10 people commenting on social media, I’ll see who says what & I worry about being perfect and tense up.

I used to talk a lot, now I’m very quiet.  I’m self-conscious about the clarity of my voice & there’s very little breath behind it.  I’ve also found that with being quiet I can learn more.  That’s a good reason for me to keep quiet.  If everybody’s talking, who’s listening?  I am, so I can learn about others or whatever the topic is.  For me, learning is listening & listening is evolving.  If I stop paying attention to the conversation, I won’t learn or evolve.  If I know something about the topic I’ll speak up although I prefer not to.  So when I go into a conversation I ask questions and I’m not afraid to be the least knowledgeable person in the room.  It’s weird that now at the age of 41 I have a thirst for knowledge?

I was “ice cold” all day Sunday.  I didn’t sleep well Sunday night because I was so cold.  When I got up on Monday I was out long enough to have breakfast & crawled back in bed still freezing.  We usually have the heater turned off during the day & forgot to turn it on Sunday night.  I didn’t get up to exercise until after 1:20 pm on Monday.

Our light fixture is back up as of Sunday from last week when the roof started leaking. Now the house is really starting to resemble as a house and not a dumping ground.

I have a plugged sweat gland in my armpit at the moment, I’ve had one in the same spot 3 or 4 times in my life.  It’s much like a HUGE zit in your armpit.  As it gets bigger it gets very sore when I try to raise my arm.  Once it gets big enough it forms a white head to lance with a needle & drain.  I think the “first time” I got one was in the late 1990s?  I immediately thought “Oh my God, I have a tumor in my armpit!”

Monday was not new guitar day for me.  I’m assuming it’s because of Covid that the shipment of guitars to the store have been delayed.  The store’s website now says in stock on March 15.  Not much anyone can do about that.  This is what I traded in my guitar in for on my birthday in January.  It should arrive on March 15…

I watch stuff like this & just get confused.  I start thinking “Ah crapé, now I have to think.”  I swear he is the happiest metal head I’ve ever seen.  He’s REALLY happy all of the time so that’s nice to see!

I believe I’ve played a real Gibson Les Paul in a store before.  My first guitar I got on my 21st birthday was a Les Paul made by a company called Tradition & its great!  They’re typically a heavier guitar at around 9 pounds.  The weight never bothered me since I didn’t know anything different.  I played my Les Paul all of the time.  I used my Epiphone Explorer live 3 times, then one song every show because it was in a different tuning.  When I think of an electric guitar, the shape of a Les Paul instantly pops into my mind.

I have a hacker watching EVERYTHING I do digitally, I haven’t been receiving the vast majority of my Facebook notifications.  So I don’t have much pop-culture stuff to put on here & no big updates on my cancer.  Knowing this hacker aka someone with WAY too much free time, I’m almost positive this will be deleted from the post.

This hacker has only done stuff to me as far as I know?  I don’t get many Facebook notifications, my www.youtube.com feed is screwed up, my website is not working, I can’t share posts, files disappear, I get weird friend requests from strangers, etc.  I’m not sure what this person wants from me and I likely don’t have it.  If they want to mess with my stuff so be it.  I just hope EVERYONE reading this is left unharmed.

“Evanescence” has an album coming out on March 26th called “The Bitter Truth”.  I’m more intrigued by this album, than having a desire to buy it.  Hello streaming!  I only have 3 of they’re albums.

People my age know who they are, this was a radio hit on rock radio in 2003, from their debut album released in March of that year.

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

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

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Friday evening we stayed in & rented “The Shallows” from iTunes.  I thought & Kim thought it would be awesome!  I guess we both had really high expectations for, here’s a quick rundown of the film.

Jaws+127 Hours+Castaway-Sharkweek=The Shallows

In the first 15 minutes she broke ALL of the rules when swimming in the ocean.  She played the role of a surfer from Texas, who apparently has never watched any of the episodes during “Shark week” on the discovery channel.  I’m just assuming her family doesn’t have the discovery channel or Netflix?  1.  Don’t swim alone.  2.  Tell others where you’re going.  3.  Don’t bleed in the water.  4.  Don’t swim during the evening.  5.  Don’t try to survive on top of a whale carcass that’s floating & has been half eaten

Most of the dialogue in the trailer must’ve hit the editing room floor?

 

Saturday was Kim’s birthday.  I felt guilty, I was a bad husband.  Went to a Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Dad & I were soaked, my feet got cold & wet from all of the rain.  We left at half time.  Our rain gear didn’t really help much!  I had to change EVERYTHING & put a towel on my wheelchair.  I haven’t left a game that early since the “Labour Day Classic” in 2008.  Andy Fantuz brought me an autographed jersey in the hospital & 2 tickets to the game.  It was windy, cold, & raining.  So we left at half time.

Saturday night I saw “Jay & Silent Bob get old” at the casino with Corey.  In my defense, we bought the tickets months ago & it was on a different date.  They changed the date & it happened to land on Kim’s birthday?  It was HILARIOUS!  Quite offensive if you don’t like Kevin Smith movies.  He just finished directing an episode of “The Flash” & is part way through directing an episode of “Supergirl” in Vancouver.  In the spring he’ll be filming his own movie “Moose Jaws” in Moose Jaw.  He was here since he was scouting locations to film in Moose Jaw.

Sunday we went out for brunch, mom, dad, Mitch, Rachel, Kim, me, & Grandma  & Grandpa.  Quite a few birthdays fall in a 3 week span, better off doing them all at once!

Now I have to get to some laundry!  YAY……………………..said no one ever.

 

Walk off the Earth

 

Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour, speak about his struggles with alcohol LANGUAGE IN THE AUDIO LINK INSIDE OR READ THE ARTICLE

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-alcoholism-ego-scott-ian-never-meet-your-heroes/

 

Finger Eleven shared it….

 

Third Ion shared it…

 

“The Pretty Reckless” album review.  I like it, I’m not gaga over it, it is a pretty solid rock album though.

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-who-you-selling-for-album-review/

 

How to deal with Credit card scam phone calls with King Diamond!

http://loudwire.com/trolling-telemarketers-with-king-diamond-songs/

   Hahahahahahaha

^^Dave Grohl played all of the instruments on the “Probot” album & sent each song to his favourite underground metal singers.

 

Interview with Vicky of “The Agonist”

 

100 of the best songs of the 2000s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-songs-of-the-aughts-20110617

These songs are in the top 100-50 songs.  I disagree with about 90% of this list, but I’m 36 & I listen to mostly 1990s grunge.

 

 

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

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I GOT UP WWAAAAYYYYY TO EARLY!

I was up & in the kitchen by 5:45 this morning. Had breakfast, watched 1.5 one hour shows, then Kim left for work.

What kind of idiot would abduct a 2 year old! I guess the answer is that there are many idiots among us that we don’t know about!

http://globalnews.ca/news/2220019/amber-alert-issued-in-abduction-of-two-year-old-child/

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “A”! A Perfect Circle, 2 albums, Mer de Noms & Thirteenth Step. I have the 3rd album of cover songs but I only like 3 of the songs on it. I put those 3 songs on their first album. LANGUAGE!!!!

Ian Fletcher Thornley’s Facebook status update.

“Stay tuned this week for album release info, pre-order details, song teasers, and more. Exciting times!”.

Big wreck is pretty much Canada’s answer to Soundgarden. Either one could do a really good, near perfect cover of the other quite easily.

Ian Thornley is the would be child of Chris Cornell & Kim Thayil of Soundgarden.

Headliners for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/2015-bridge-school-benefit/

Chris Cornell (singer Soundgarden, Audioslave & Solo) on why he feels like Neil Young.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/chris-cornell-on-secret-folk-influences-why-he-feels-like-neil-young-20150915

Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’ in The Dark Knight

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Dark-Knight-Fan-Theory-Puts-Joker-Hero-It-Kind-Works-79887.html?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_669396

“The Dead Weather” who? Perform on Stephen Colbert

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/the-dead-weather-give-first-performance-in-five-years-on-colbert-watch/

Tremonti road story in L.A. getting a tattoo on a day off. LANGUAGE!!!

Top 10 overused songs in movies & TV

When I hear “Stuck in the Middle with You” I think of this movie scene

10 Alter Bridge songs you should know to be a fan. Alter Bridge is VERY under rated & unknown after 11 years & 4 studio albums. Oddly enough I sang & played their first song on their first album at our first Chemical Horizon show with Mitch, Jerry, & Jordan!

http://whatculture.com/music/alter-bridge-10-tracks-you-need-to-call-yourself-a-fan.php

Why is this song not on the list? I can sit down & let every song/album play, they’re that good! Myles could sing the phone book & I’d get a ticket to see him.

Pretty much any performance will stop if a fan is hurt & can’t get themselves to safety.

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-riot-fest-gig-stopped-multiple-times-serious-fan-injuries/

“Ear Free” headphones play music through your skull? I’m good with my Sennheiser ear buds & my HUGE Sennheiser headphones.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/09/ear-free-headphones-play-music-through-your-skull/

10 acts that should have a shot at headlining big festivals in 2016. I’ve only heard one of them, & I agree with it.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/these-10-artists-deserve-a-shot-at-headlining-big-festivals-in-2016?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Outkast biopic possibly?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/big-boi-hints-that-outkast-biopic-could-be-in-the-/388036?utm_campaign=nme-september-15-15-09-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Ian Fletcher Thornley solo album “Secrets” out October 30th!!! I think I just peed a bit?

The now sober “Alcohollica” has their own brand of beer.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-branded-beer-available-in-honor-of-quebec-shows/

Today’s Rock It Out Blog. Masterpiece review “Kate Bush”

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Songs I like. Prince I have about 27? albums but he has nothing on youtube, “Probot” Dave Grohl’s music featuring a different singer on each song that formed his musical taste.

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

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

Bye,


Chris