END OF MARCH, ON OR OFF THE MARKET?

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150 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

90 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

600 Crunches

600 Leg lifts

300 Squats while balancing on my toes.

300 Back flexes

1 day of yoga

 

I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “…but for the sun”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the album “Fortress”

 

Nothing wrong with this place, selling a condo suite in Regina is all but impossible right now.  We’d like to move just for the reason that we are just very isolated here.  Nothing against anybody here but, were around 20-25 years younger.  Truth be told we moved here out of necessity after living with my parents for 2 ½ months.  This place was still being built.  Our old house was REALLY not wheelchair accessible.  This place was basically custom built for my wheelchair.  3 foot wide doors, big open concept, special made spot off of the island for me to have a meal, walk-in en suite shower, large main bathroom, etc.  Biggest issue for me is an 8’ X 5’ balcony with no shade that I have to crawl onto or walk out onto with Kim’s help.  The lip at the bottom of the door frame is too tall for my wheelchair to roll over.  I’ve been out of our suite once in 2 weeks. 

I didn’t realize it on Tuesday, but I’d like to move too.  EVERYTHING was brand new here as of 2013.  We even bought better appliances than they offered us.  Surround sound is already built in with the rear speakers flush to the roof.  Fact is condos aren’t selling in Regina since building companies continue to build 100s of cookie cutter cheap condos in new areas for around $170,000 and most of them are vacant.  I don’t know if it’s because of our place not selling or what it is but the wind disappeared from my sail Wednesday afternoon, & as of Thursday afternoon it’s not back yet.         

Everything before this was prewritten.  No clue right now as to what our decision will be on the condo sale.  We talked with our realtor Tuesday evening & he left the decision completely in our hands.  He had a list of condos in the city that haven’t sold.  After hearing that we decided to leave everything as is.  Contract ends at the end of the month & we really can’t lower the price.  So all of that & the added fact that there isn’t much, if anything, out there for us.  All of this said we had a viewing last week, one Thursday evening & as we got home Kim got a text from our realtor about another this afternoon.  Kim & I need to chat & hear whatever feedback will come to make our decision.  We already agree that we can’t afford to lower the asking price.

Kim was EXHAUSTED Tuesday evening from some overtime, so practicing the stairs didn’t happen.  Wednesday it just never popped into our minds & Thursday I was lazy & did nothing.  Then I had to get out of here for the house viewing.  That explains the low exercise total for the week.

I can’t sell a guitar EVER!  I’ve got them for many reasons other than each one sounds different.  Each one feels different & makes me want to play a different way.  The biggest difference is between my Explorer from 2002 and my 7 string Les Paul from Kim this year with the exact same pickups.  Body style makes a MUCH bigger difference in the sound than I ever thought.

If I was starting to learn guitar today, I’d likely buy something VERY cheap.  No wonder it’s all over the internet that guitar driven music is dead, over $1000 for an “inexpensive” guitar, a PRS SE (SE stands for Student Edition) what kind of “student” has $1300 to spend on one guitar???????  That alone would turn me off!  PRS offers their private stock which you can make a guitar whatever price you like over $1300, their Core line which is around $4000, CE line which are bolt on necks, S2 line was introduced in the mid-90s for a mid-price range, then the SE line with less finish/colour selection at their lowest price of $1300 since that line is made in Korea with cheaper labour, parts, & thinner layers of expensive wood.

I ordered an S2.  Made at the factory in Maryland, same thickness of wood as the Core line, more colour options than the SE line (which only came in a dark charcoal & I already own 3 black guitars including my acoustic), originally the switch on the SE didn’t look convenient but has changed for the 2020 line, & cheaper parts from the Korean factory which are modeled after the parts made at the American factory.  I paid more, but an SE “Paul’s guitar” has different pickups, bridge, & twice the amount of pickup combinations on the guitar electronics.  Mine will be AWESOME anyways.  I’m assuming the Coronavirus will delay the shipment of my guitar (again) from late August until who knows when.  Oh well, nothing anyone can do about that.

I promise there will be no talk of another guitar.  I did the math and what I’d have to sell to pay for it, is not worth it!  I’d either have to sell my brand new 7 string & a few $100 out of pocket or all of the other 3 guitars.  Neither one of those scenarios would EVER happen.  I’m more than happy with what I already have & will have!  Instead I have named my electric guitars, even the one yet to be made.  I’ll show you a nice photo of just a guitar with its name on the next few posts, one electric at a time.  When I get my late August arrival, we’ll see it for the first time together & I’ll let you know its name then!

Kim tells me that naming my guitars is stupid?  She named our fresh water fish, by the way NKOTB are dead….no really, we had them & they died.  Every vehicle we’ve had has had a name?  How are guitars any different?  She told me to name our red 2019 Toyota RAV 4, she didn’t like ‘The Flash’ so my 2nd and final choice was “The Streak” it’s either something you don’t want to see in your underpants or you can sing the song?

Anyways this is “Kermit” because it’s green.  I was tinkering with the idea of calling it “Forever 21” since that was my 21st birthday gift but I had to stick with “Kermit”.  I demanded a lot from that guitar, so it wasn’t easy being green!

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There’s a good chance you won’t see me playing a guitar on here.  Social media can be terrible, especially if you look different, such as having an iPatch.  I’ve got enough anxiety issues now as it is.

When I picked up my guitar again late last year, I went down a worm hole learning stuff I didn’t know before.  Like 5 different minor & major scales, bits of how to solo & shred superfast, arpeggio sweeps, etc.  Then I just stopped, since I wasn’t gaining any ground.  I thought to myself for a minute “Wait…I never played this kind of stuff before, I’m a rhythm player.  I should go back, learn my chords & riffs/hooks.  That’s where I live, that’s my area, I’m not a lead guitarist” I did just that on Tuesday & WOW, I really gained a LOT by scaling things back.  I learned what I should & about 5 new to me songs and have been practicing them this week.  Chords & riffs, back to what I’m good at but mostly newer songs.  I’ll keep practicing & speeding up a few of the scales, but this feels normal to me, playing more recognizable parts of a song.  About 4 Led Zeppelin tunes, a Foo Fighters tune I’ve never attempted, an Alter Bridge tune, an Ozzy Osbourne classic, & some older stuff I used to play.  Most of this from memory or by ear unless I get stuck, then it’s “HELLO INTERWEB!”

 

I will say that “Haley Williams’” 5 song EP ‘Petals for Armor’ is absolutely FANTASTIC!  Only problem for me is it’s too short, I want more!

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/BREWSTER/LABOUR DAY WEEKEND/RELEASE DAY!!!!

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5 day exercise total; 900 leg lifts, 900 crunches, 600 squats, 450 back flexes, 120 pushups, 600 curls (10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm), 400 tricep extensions w/5 pound weight, 400 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Jeff Buckley” the album “Grace”

I exercised to “Ozzy Osbourne” the album “Bark at the Moon”

 

Great week for me!  I don’t want to lose my momentum!  This week felt like a big step forward finally.  All of that little stuff definitely helped.  Long road to go yet.

I figured it out, well my new goals for my exercise in the morning only anyways.  Legs, abs, & back 3 days a week.  Weights, arms, stretching, & yoga 2 days a week.  Works up a really good sweat a cold shower is more than welcome afterwards.

I keep track of everything on here in a notebook & add my exercise totals for the day as I go.  I’m trying to cut more sugar out of my diet.  Hopefully just natural sugar & less alcohol.  Kim came home last Saturday with 4 x 500 ml cans of beer & made brownies.  I had a brownie, but no beer or other alcohol.  The small amount of natural sugar in the Bubbly work wonders instead of alcohol.  Figured I’d just stop the alcohol completely for a bit & try to clean the system out.

6 small meals a day & 3-5 liters of water, maybe a cup of black coffee, & a bubbly a day.  Weekends are usually pretty tame on the food intake, unless we’re out with people.

Picked up my acoustic guitar yesterday, felt pretty good after a year.  I didn’t want to put it down.  Eventually I’ll need an amplifier with a pedal for distortion & clean channels.  Hopefully my tuner pedal/noise compressor, 2 effect pedals & cords are still kicking around.  Pretty sure they are.

I think this is the amp I’d get as long as it’s a cheap solid state amplifier, tube amps sound better, but they’re expensive to buy & maintain! Practice amp with a foot switch should suit me well.  I had a Randall half-stack before, I won’t need anything that big or loud, this should do the trick!  I don’t know how much they cost though?  I’m sure it will be at or above $500, start saving now I guess.

http://www.randallamplifiers.com/product/kh75/

I’m really starting to worry about our dog, Brewster, he’ll be 14 in January.  He has a heart murmur & very bad anxiety.  Somebody has to be with him or he freaks out scratching at the door, while barking & whining the entire time.  He’s also started marking when he’s around any other dog.  He’s small, 12 pounds, a Bichon/Shi-tzu cross.  He’s also starting to trip with his back legs.

This might sound odd to some but he’s my kid, my child.  He went to a doggy daycare on Tuesday for the morning.  I just about broke down when he left.  I get it, we don’t get out much because we stay home with him or he stays with Kim’s sister & hubby, Sherry & James, since they don’t have a dog so he won’t mark there.  I get it, but I don’t like the daycare thing.  I just miss him when he’s not here.

That was just an assessment to see how he’d fit in with the other dogs.  Report card was good!  They said he played really well with the other dogs & he is very well mannered.

 

Finally, a Chris Cornell signature Gibson guitar!!!!!

https://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-guitar-gibson/?fbclid=IwAR3lWuWnT9wVfRBTYrSy5qf72wXEmnzBVkSQDLP5Dc6cC57s7gZtJM8DlTo

Win a Dimebag Darrel package!!!!!!  Please send me the mini-amp to practice or better yet trade it in for this or preferably this.

https://loudwire.com/win-dimebag-darrell-package-dime-signature-guitar-ik-multimedia/?fbclid=IwAR0BwgTECJQPzpEiGtHQ0f-lqa64TTyR2tqBYdhUlEv3vznhCJz8MRM2jb4

Joker trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Darker, not for kids, & a great origin story, from the looks of it!

If you vape, please read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/vaping-danger-health-what-we-know-877652/?fbclid=IwAR3C5Q9do7RMjfoFx9g-2ssVojHKPMBg5mjnsCbc2sLeypm8sllPWj0hQWI

This is the main reason I don’t like to stream music.  This & the fact that I don’t own it.  Actors don’t complain about video streaming services though, just musicians about music streaming.

Lyrics for the “Tool” album out today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://loudwire.com/tool-fear-inoculum-album-lyrics-every-song/?fbclid=IwAR1biiQKLY_OXy7Os8cE3msom9h63mTraSe6xfPANxXC5l-z0RY4-jgPXp8

WHY dear Lord, WHY?  I gave up on “Disturbed” over a decade ago, I’m not in my mid-20s anymore!

Labour day classic here!  Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers!  Always a fun game to attend!  Kim’s not a football fan so her & Brewster stay home.

Pretty easy to say that I see a FLOOD of “Tool” news coming, ASAP, beware!

Spider-man breaking news, new deal between SONY & Disney?  Still a rumour, but possibility of a better outcome for fans.  SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN AVENGERS ENDGAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

BIG RELEASE DAY FOR ME

I don’t do reaction videos I like to sit and REALLY concentrate on what I’m listening to the first 3 or 4 times I listen to any new album.  After that I’ll play it whenever if I enjoy it & probably really focus in on it again when I have the time.  2 HUGE album releases for me today!  Big Wreck & a new Tool album after 13 years & roughly 4 months.  These are the singles that were already released.

 

BIG WRECK   …but the sun

 

TOOL   FEAR INOCULUM

 

 

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Music throughout the weekend.  “The Watchmen”, “Tool”, “Coheed and Cambria”, “The Struts”, & “Smashing Pumpkins”

 

 

I could sit here & tell you about my weekend activities & I will, but first something out of the ordinary.  Kim & I watched the movie “Stronger” on Thursday evening.  The movie about Jeff Bauman who lost his legs during the explosion at the Boston Marathon.

I’m not comparing his injury to mine EVER.  He lost his legs, I still have mine.  While watching it, I realized how much a-like our emotions are/were.  How much I could relate to that movie on an emotional level.  I didn’t get all teary eyed watching it, it was more of a “Hey, I’ve felt the same way.”

 

Friday we ordered supper from “Brown’s Social House” it’s been a while since I’ve had fish & chips.  We watched the first episode of season 3 of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix.  Meanwhile I’ve been trying to finish the 2nd season of “Mindhunter” on Netflix, I’m almost there I finished episode 7 so 3 more to go.  Kim doesn’t watch it, just me, much like “Criminal Minds”.

I think I figured out what caused me not to sleep well over the week?  I usually have 1-6 alcoholic beverages over the course of a weekend.  I didn’t have any, in the attempted to save some money & I just didn’t feel like any.  I never drink anything other than water, black coffee, & “Bubbly”.  Bubbly is my new favourite drink.  Carbonated water with natural fruit flavouring, which is a very small dose of the fruit.

Went to the Saskatchewan Roughriders game Saturday evening.  WOW penalties!  Time for our head coach, Craig Dickenson, to start handing out fines for each penalty.  Riders won against the Ottawa Red Blacks but it was ugly, far too many penalties!  Final score was Saskatchewan 40 Ottawa 18.  Terrible amount of Rider penalties & really stupid ones on top of that.  I never “BOO” the Riders at home but I was very close on Saturday!

Today we went to our friends’ place for a BBQ to welcome their exchange student from Spain.  Nice weather & just as we left it looked as though there might be a storm brewin’.  The wind picked up & the clouds got really dark!

 

Ozzy Osbourne to release 24 vinyl box set.

https://loudwire.com/ozzy-osbourne-vinyl-box-set-see-you-on-the-other-side/?fbclid=IwAR3V4k6omml0r4SQj51iVsPohOji76du9QpNE6OzBGoa2vzp-9Icxe3SC0U

Jeff Buckley was absolutely FANTASTIC & still is!

https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/08/the-opus-jeff-buckley-episode-1/?fbclid=IwAR0BQxUUGeiXlG21pU0WOwt0S2ffJ1ZrhZBIS_QvIcCajThKA8moW1GayCE

Bands that made 1 good album.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/19-bands-who-only-released-one-good-album/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR3JD_NjVY4C30NJPDIugwQ2P-OHHGkDNpYhxRUAgfpjcDcIHIrqNN3sJIE

So now the “Avengers” movies have to change the story line?  Really stupid after steering us in one direction only to pull us in a new one after “Spider-man Far From Home”

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/tom-holland-avengers-spider-man-split-marvel-cinematic-universe-876129/?fbclid=IwAR2XlgWwSFz2o7MYaQyaCNmZ2FWofooKz1QlHdrmqyqj1o2cIXeY56EHG3Q

Disney + streaming November 12th?  Looks good!

 

CHEVELLE

A metal/hard rock group from the USA.  Other than that I can tell you there are currently 4 members.  They sometimes get lumped in with acts like “Disturbed” & “5 Finger Death Punch”?  I can’t say I listen to either one.  I did listen to both in 2002 then stopped after each band released their 3rd album.  “Disturbed” is on me & “5 Finger Death Punch” is on my brother who saw them open for “Korn” likely a once in a lifetime chance for him to see them, even though neither one of us owns an album by “Korn”.

Anyways, “Chevelle” is the way to go if you ask me.  I’ve got 9 studio albums, one of B-Sides & rarities from late last year & another one coming soon this year or next.

 

1999   POINT #1

 

2002   WONDER WHAT’S NEXT

 

2004   THIS TYPE OF THINKING COULD DO US IN

 

2007   VENA SERA

 

2009   SCI-FI CRIMES

 

2011   HATS OFF TO THE BULL

 

2014   LA GARGOLA

 

2016   THE NORTH CORRIDOR

 

2018   12 BLOODY SPIES

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE DAMNED THINGS

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4 day exercise total; 000 pushups, 200 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 0 tricep lifts, 300  squats, 200 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Tuesday & Thursday.  No arm stuff this week, those muscles are incredibly sore.

I fell asleep to “Pink” the album “Hurts 2B Human”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”

 

Please know that I wasn’t an angry monster this entire time?  I bawled a lot while in the WRC, my frustration & anger got to the point where I’d send any random person that didn’t agree with me a nasty email or private message.  The frustration, anger, & stress took over again in late April.  As for now I’m feeling better by just admitting publically that it’s all on me.  I can’t wait to see a professional & start dealing with my issues, & having so many people not tip-toe around me in case I blow up.  I was never that person before & I REALLY don’t want to be that person again, EVER!

I may exercise quite a bit, so the physical side of cancer can easily be worked on.  The mental side I’ll have to have assistance with.

I had a routine Cancer Clinic appointment late Wednesday morning.  Different Doctor that has never seen me before.  My doctor is away until this summer.  No cancer & nobody called me fat!

The doctor asked what I did for exercise since it came up.  I told him part of my workout schedule & he just stopped me & said “Well now I feel bad”.  I told him it wasn’t that big of a deal, I don’t have a job, therefor I have all the time in the world to exercise.

He went on to say that many people who get cancer often wonder “Why me”?  I did that for quite a while until I realized & wrote this before, “Why not me”?  I’d rather be on the inside of the story than on the outside looking in & wondering/worrying if things will workout?

 

22 years ago on May 20th 1997, Foo Fighters released “The Colour & the Shape”.  The next, 3rd, album “There is Nothing Left to Lose” inspired me to pick up a guitar & teach myself how to play it.

https://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-the-colour-and-the-shape-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR0zS1Ibfx3BMN8fuWD-k1V6kZ6Npg9ZHNWNL9mArHTmdhE8uagit05dLSg

What will be coming out this year & is already recorded!  Alter Bridge, Big Wreck, Chevelle, Sum 41, & Tool, so they say.  Here are the tracks these bands have released from their new albums.

Why is Hollywood continuing to feed us reboots?  It wasn’t a musical before for a reason!

https://ew.com/theater/2019/05/17/back-to-the-future-musical-2020-premiere-date/?fbclid=IwAR3nwwbRkIEb2gbLTDgp4w3YEoyQZ4-IoMhXsddh_7hoHKK2dHSTprNkOKg

We don’t have enough time for me to describe my feelings towards Spotify.

https://smartmusicbusiness.com/order-form-28185599?fbclid=IwAR0GdUhRRn_ncA7S9C1p7x87ISz1TsvSMwWuiGHM0BJ2VDcDlC8Wya1VSo4

23 years ago Tuesday, May 21st.  Soundgarden released the album “Down on the Upside”

What does a heckler get out of messing with a person that has a microphone?  Nothing!  Only that now EVERYONE knows who the heckler is!

The best of “Lamb of God”?  I already have all of their albums?

https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B07HXQS7YY?ref=dm_sh_d735-c32a-141a-de91-8b77e&fbclid=IwAR0eK_IW3JGrKaBnC8tIWTUmZEBn_TV5OpH6GuGM6myEhztVm1n-4ChplQg

Long article/interview with Ozzy Osbourne

https://www.kerrang.com/features/ozzy-osbourne-its-like-a-heavyweight-fight-every-night-for-me-i-want-to-go-out-and-knock-the-crowd-out/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR38URyu1zPhkZJbuPDeIvTPzGqu888MsDOcYFv3C9uYjqRca9TYOFYZ6g4

 

THE DAMNED THINGS

This group is more of a side project for the 5 musicians that are already in different bands.  Guitarist Scott Ian from “Anthrax”, the 2 lesser known members of “Fall Out Boy”, the 2nd guitarist & drummer.  A singer & bassist that don’t ring a bell for me.  They released their 2nd album at the end of April.  WOW sophomore slump.  The first album was great, nothing like the 2nd album at all.  I don’t like calling out a band on a bad album.  I preordered it so that’s on me.  Neither of their albums are really metal, they’re more of a hard rock vibe to them.  I’ll give 2 songs from each album.  Maybe the 2nd album will grow on me?

 

2010   IRONICLAST

 

2019   HIGH CRIMES

 

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I fell asleep to “Metallica” the album “Hardwired…..to Self-Destruct”

I think I’m turning into a casual Metallica fan?  What’s happening to me, this is REALLY weird?  Almost like a second puberty?

 

No, I don’t spend bundles of money on iTunes in the blink of an eye.  I know who/what I’ll purchase on iTunes now.  Although I still don’t own much for classical music other than “Carmina Burana”.  You’ve heard one movement of it, some of you wouldn’t know it though.  Think of it in a trailer for a HUGE action movie in the past…..

 

Quiet weekend here as usual.  Friday was very tame.  Cleaned off the DVR, still had some of this week’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” left to watch.  They used Ellen’s face to censor a butt crack?  That was funny & odd at the same time.

Sleep over with our 4 year old “niece” Saturday night.  Pink slime, colouring, & supper.  Noodles, cheese sauce, steamed cauliflower, & chicken nuggets!  Mmmmm!  Kim made supper, I handled the dishes (TONS of dishes).  I think we should have Hannah here more often if that’s what Kim will make for supper!  As usual I got the couch while Kim & Hannah got the bed.  Of course I took my iPod to the couch!

I stayed up for a bit after they went to bed.  I watched a documentary on Netflix called “The Boy Who Tried to Kill Donald Trump”.  He’s teenager with Asperger’s from England.  He ran away from his parents on a trip to the USA, tried to buy a gun, was denied obviously for his age & he‘s an illegal immigrant.  He went to a Trump rally during the campaign.  Tried to steal a police officer’s gun & was immediately tackled by police.  I think he’s been released from prison after 4 months for good behavior.  He attempted suicide before at home & was on suicide watch in prison.

I don’t like Trump either, but nobody should be killed.  I like Wanda Sykes take on Trump.  Skip to 3 minutes to see her idea for the White House.

This morning was pancakes with sprinkles in them, topped with whip cream & assorted berries.  Mmmmm!

 

 

All of those movies I talked about on Wednesday are the big blockbuster movies.  When it’s a HUGE movie like those are, I wait at least a week to see them.  Sorry no new albums to review.  I might do some of my “classic” albums next week?

I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to seeing Kelly Clarkson on “The Voice”!  She’s funny & has a VERY good voice.  I typically don’t like these “talent contest” shows & I try to avoid most of them.  I listened to the recent release from Demi Lovato.  She also has a great voice, but the song writing wasn’t quite there.  For me it’s now “Pink”, “Kelly Clarkson”, “Metal”, & “Rock”, with some acoustic stuff in the mix.

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

Did they really just compare “The Beatles” to “The Offspring?”  & “The Clash” to “One Direction?”

 

I knew about 2/3 of these!

Let’s add this to the list.

 

I’ve seen Ozzy, time to retire, he deserves it!

 

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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKEND UPDATE

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders were playing in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Friday evening.  Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the game & have supper as well.  No touchdown shooters here, but possibly at my parents place?  They had some friends over to watch the football game too.  Ugly win, Riders tried to lose the game but ran out of time.  A win is still a win so at least the Riders had that going for them.

The Toronto Blue Jays won too.  A win doesn’t really matter for them at this point.  They’re pretty much auditioning younger players for next year, & they’re playing to stir the pot & affect the playoff teams that aren’t guaranteed a spot yet.

I’m anxious for next season of Blue Jay baseball!  These younger players look good, most of them.  The Blue Jays are actually winning games, not at a high rate, but it seems like they’re winning more often.  It’s at least entertaining to watch a game & know they have a chance of coming out with a win.

Say goodbye to José Bautista.  He’s no longer José Bautista who will hit 40+ home runs.  Last year he was injured & hit 20+ home runs.  This year he hasn’t been injured but his offensive numbers are very much the same if not less.  He has an option on his contract for $18,000,000 next year that both he & the Blue Jays have to agree on.  I don’t think anyone will pay him that much.  He’s about my age aka he is not far from retirement in the MLB.

 

Saturday, we sat around the house just feeling lazy.  Kim did some laundry & our friends from out of town popped by with coffee & cookies from Tim Horton’s.  Very lazy day for us.

Sunday’s are always get ready for the week, make a pitcher of juice, hard boil eggs, finish up the laundry, grocery shopping & this week get refills on the 5 medications I take, all of them at night & 3 or 4 of them first thing in the morning.

 

 

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Stephen Colbert makes surprise appearance on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-stephen-colbert-visit-james-cordens-late-late-show-w503358

 

U2 on Jimmy Fallon “Bullet the Blue Sky”

 

I need to listen to the “Divide” album by Ed Sheeran more.  It kinda “Fell Through the Cracks”

And there’s a song to break your nose to.  When you’re 19, in a mosh pit, & instantly covered in blood.  Lie to the First Aid guy so you can hear the end of the song & stay out of a mosh pit for the rest of your life!

 

I guess there’s a new Fall Out Boy album up for preorder at the moment with 3 songs on for preorder.  Full release January 19, 2018.  I’ll check it out on the release day.

 

Ozzy, you’re getting old.  Everybody has to retire at some point.

 

I’ve listened to it more & each time I listen to it, it seems to sound WAY better than the last time!  It’s good enough for me to throw it into my regular rotation.  I’m a HUGE Foo Fighters fan though, this could be a biased opinion though.  My initial reaction, terrible album.  Now it’s not too shabby, they have made a few better albums though.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-concrete-and-gold-album-review/

This album seems to get better to me with each listen.  Don’t buy the hype by Dave Grohl in this “making off” clip.  This album does not sound huge to me.  I still blame the producer for the poor reaction to this album.  No it’s not like Metallica’s “St. Anger”.

 

What I listen to depends on my mood for the most part.  Metal music tends to calm me.  Hard rock makes me quite energetic.  If I want to relax Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, or Simon & Garfunkel it is!

 

Jack Johnson recently released an album, great album to listen to for chilling out!

 

“And I think to myself, Trump has divided the world”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ed-sheeran-cancels-st-louis-concert-over-safety-concerns-w503597

 

Nothing but Thieves aren’t for everybody but both of their albums are REALLY good!  My favourite album of the year is a tight race between ‘Paramore’s’ “After Laughter” & ‘Nothing but Thieves’ “Broken Machine”

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

MENTAL ILLNESS

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I fell asleep to “Paul Simon” the album “Graceland”, “Pearl Jam” the album “Yield”, & finally “Ozzy Osbourne” the album “Blizzard of Oz”

 

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Nest”

How did I deal with being physically disabled, very bad, I felt useless & I wanted to hurt anyone I could.  I wanted everyone to feel as bad as I did.  After a few months & a stern talking to from my brother, parents, & wife I finally snapped out of my rut, got over it, apologized to those I had hurt privately & publically, & moved on.  All of it was heavy baggage that got too heavy because of my poor reaction.  I was just angry at the world.  So I dealt with anger & depression.  The worst struggle with it I’ve ever had with it.

If you’re ever considering suicide or if you’re in a rut, please talk to someone that is more than willing to listen.  Please don’t ever think of yourself as a burden to anyone.  You’ll be surprised at the number of people you’ve had a positive effect on & how many people love you & care about your wellbeing.  I’ve never called a suicide prevention hotline, but they’re there & more willing to listen. 1-877-4747 if you prefer talking to a stranger about any type of mental illness, be it a friend, family member, or yourself don’t hesitate to call.  The sooner you let it out & talk to someone, the sooner you can relax & get the burden off of your back.

I got lucky, I’ve talked with my high school guidance counselor, university counselor, social workers, my doctor, a psychiatrist, my wife, & my parents.  Now I’m OK & not embarrassed to talk about it.  I used to be & it was a topic I tried to distance myself from.  Don’t be ashamed about it 1 in 5 Canadians have some type of mental illness.  I’m on medication for my depression, don’t be embarrassed if you’re told to do the same.  A lot of mental illness’ can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.  The proper medication can be quite useful.

 

Think of it this way, if all of that doesn’t make sense.  If you have the flu, cold or anything like that, you probably go see a doctor, right?  So if you’re dealing with any type of mental illness, more serious than a flu or cold, go talk to a doctor.  Maybe you’ll be referred to someone more knowledgeable on the subject, but you’ve started a conversation about whatever you’re dealing with so just see it through now & meet them half way if needed.

When I’m talking about mental illness, it does not just mean depression.  It includes OCD, ADD, ADHD, etc.

 

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Article with Chester Bennington’s widow.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chester-benningtons-ex-wife-i-pray-he-is-at-peace-w494936

 

Dear Corey Taylor & Chad Kroeger,

Get over the feud already!  Will this matter in 20 years?  NO!  Your music does not sound comparably similar at all.  Who’s better?  It’s subjective!  Your devious plan worked!  Nickelback released an album, you 2 started a feud, and Stone Sour released an album.  Both albums hit number 1.

Sincerely,

Chris (a music fan)

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

 

Can you even tell the gender of the MTV award space suit?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mtv-changing-vma-moonman-to-gender-neutral-award-w494957

 

A new single from Trivium!  Just the single, no album from what I can tell

Since it is but a single, I bought it & attached it to another Trivium album or I’d never hear it.  I still have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun” although many people call “Shogun” Trivium’s best album.

 

Wow, 1 week in the White House & ‘The Mooch’ is gone

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-colberts-bohemian-rhapsody-goodbye-to-scaramucci-w495253

 

The Foo Fighters’ “Concrete & Gold” album had better be a really good one or I can see Paramore’s “After Laughter” taking multiple Grammy Awards home.  I don’t really put much stock into award shows, but some are fun to watch.  Believe it or not, I know “Lamb of God” has won a Grammy & have been nominated several times.

 

Another ranking of one of my preferred bands, Queens of the Stone Age!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/queens-of-the-stone-age-albums-ranked/

Can’t wait for the new album August 25th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Of course I got into them on their 3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums!

3rd album with Dave Grohl on drums below!!!!!

 

Help them out!  Remember that despite all of the division in this world YOU ARE A GLOBAL CITIZEN!  If that’s too big for you to understand try this.  You don’t have to understand sexuality of another person, just acknowledge that it’s happening if you like it or not.  Remember, every human bleeds red, but no one should bleed.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/pride-centre-of-edmonton-launches-fundraising-campaign-to-help-fund-new-space

 

Royal Blood’s single is up for best track “Lights Out”

 

Pentatonix new single “Dancing on my Own”.  Single only $1.29 on iTunes.  Bought it & attached to their full length album.  If I left it as a single, I’d never hear it!  I listen to albums, not a jumble of songs.

 

Figure it out people!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The average age for a kid to get a cell phone is 6 years old.  Why does a 6 year old need a cell phone?  I’m 37, I had a cell phone for a year 27-28 years old.  The cell phone didn’t save my life, at least not that I know of?  If celebrities like Ed Sheeran & Louis C.K. can survive without a cell phone, I can too!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres