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Music throughout the weekend. “Foo Fighters”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Alter Bridge”, “Dead Sara”, “Halestorm”, “A Perfect Circle”, & “Eric Clapton”


Friday evening was quite tame.  We watched “The Ellen Degeneres Show” as usual when Kim gets home, I watched half of the Blue Jays game, then we binge watched 4 episodes of “The Fosters” on Netflix.  We’re half way through season 3.

Saturday morning Kim picked up our friends daughter & took her out for a while.  I got up while they were out & watched the last 3 innings of the baseball game.  Then I watched the pre-game for Saturday’s Blue Jays game.

Then Kim & Hannah came here to paint, colour, use the sticker books, have lunch, etc.  By then I was watching the “Banjo Bowl” between the Saskatchewan Roughriders & the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg.  That finished & I watched Saturday’s Blue Jays game.  Once that was over, Kim wanted to watch more of “The Fosters”.  We binge watched 3 episodes & went to bed.

While Hannah was here, she was very intrigued by “Uncle” Chris’ new Roughrider green wheelchair!  She spent quite a bit of time going across our suite & turning around to go back the other way, after we helped her figure out how to use it.  She’s a better driver than me.  She also watched some of the football game.  She told me “Uncle Chris.  In our house, we always cheer for the Riders”.  Smart kid, she’s being raised by good parents!

Went over to Corey & Jolene’s place for a BBQ.  Beer + meat = good times.  A get together for a bunch of us to see Kayll, Shannon, & toddler Emmett!

Why bother making the announcement to not play a song?  Even “Big Wreck” did this with the song “Ladylike” from their 2001 album “The Pleasure & the Greed”


This was supposed to be about Mike Myers channeling ‘Wayne’s World’ but nothing says “Alice Cooper” like bubble machines!  Hahahahahahaha!  I love Alice Cooper!




I’ve always enjoyed Genesis & Phil Collins, together & Phil Collins as a solo artist.  Phil Collins was the drummer in Genesis while Peter Gabriel was the singer.  I don’t know if Peter Gabriel left or was forced out of the band?  Phil Collins took over as singer when Peter Gabriel was out of the band.  Who is Peter Gabriel you ask?  This guy…

I was born in 1980.  My parents didn’t listen to ‘80s hair metal, so I wasn’t exposed to that music.  I grew up to what they listened to.  I wasn’t exposed to my generation’s music until I was in high school in the early ‘90s.  I did purchase the Genesis album “We can’t Dance” which was released in 1991 & I probably bought it when I could drive or asked my mom to buy it for me at Costco?  All that I own now is a Genesis Greatest Hits album & a couple of Phil Collins Greatest Hits albums from iTunes.






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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Soundtrack to Your Escape”

No stretching music today.  Kim was listening to “music at work.”

Exercise total for the week.  Well I only did a lot of stretching as recommended by my physiotherapist.  300 leg lifts on both legs, 300 calf raises, 300 pushup stretches, & other stretches.  The pushup stretches, I keep my hips on the ground and arms further away, up, from my head on the ground so I just stretch my back with each pushup & hold it for a bit.

LGBT.  This is a love/hate thing for me.  I’m a 36 year old straight male.  I hate the fact that we have to have a society name for people, it is 2017 & time to get over the fact that you’re not the same as everyone.  That’s why I don’t like it.  Why I do like it is that a community, that gives others safety & comfort.  Unfortunately those who aren’t OK with it have to evolve.  Comedian, Patton Oswalt, put it in an easy way to view it.  “You don’t have to understand it, you have to acknowledge it”.  What he’s saying is it’s happening either way, don’t pretend it’s not happening.  Get over it!  We’re all “Global Citizens” respect & kindness go along way!

I really like this new trend of females fronting rock/metal groups.  Something refreshingly new.

Stitched up Heart






The Agonist


The Pretty Reckless


These^^ are the newer bands.  I know there are more out there & a bunch of bands still around after many years & albums.


Behind the lyrics on Jimmy Fallon



Lamb of God shared it….


Frances Bean Cobain doesn’t ##$%^%$# care about the 1990s.  That’s fair, I don’t care about the 1980s.



Ed Sheeran is a busy guy writing songs for other celebrities!



Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, reveals his least favourite Foo Fighters song



New Mastodon track



New Big Wreck track!  New album out next Friday/”one week”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Phil Collins’ son talks about playing drums for his dad



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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



What concert would you choose?


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.



Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”



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



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.






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

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I couldn’t sleep I to multiple albums “Rob Zombie” the album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” LANGUAGE!!!!, “Green Day” the album “Revolution Radio” , “System of a Down” the album “Mezmerize”, then finally “The Pretty Reckless” the album “Who You Selling For”


I exercised to “Pink” her “Greatest Hits…………………..so far” followed by “Pantera” on shuffle

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen, needed something different to listen to after listening to “Pantera”, I put on “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices”


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I reached all of my exercise goals this week.  I’ve been tired a bit more than usual this week.  I like getting up somewhere between 6:00 am and 6:30 am or at least by 7:00 am, which happened most of the week other than Thursday.  Kim woke me up multiple times before she left for work.  I slept in until 8:00 am.  The entire day I felt like I was chasing the day!  My exercises take a bit longer & I had other stuff I wanted to get done.

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

Once that’s done I have coffee, my blende juice of fruits & vegetables, & I always have a 700 ml of water with me.  During the day I have a minimum of 2.1 liters of water, & that’s why I pee so much.  Then I either shower, write a blog post, or vice versa.


I really like this rock album.  I like this trend of females fronting groups.  For me, it’s a welcome change of pace.  Interview with Taylor Momsen of “The Pretty Reckless”



Justin Timberlake as a guest on Jimmy Fallon


Phil Collins on Jimmy Fallon, no pressure Questlove!


I love “Criminal Minds”!!!!!


There is good country music out there, but it’s not something I’d listen to very often.  That being said the good music of any genres is hard to find.  I don’t like a metal group just because they’re heavy?  I listen to pop, rock, & metal, & then whatever catches my ear.  Example; I really like “Dixie Chicks” Kim has their albums, I like them.  I don’t listen to them often, but they’re on my iPod for when I’d like to hear something different.  Honestly, I’ve never heard a country song that gets me excited or think “Oh man, I have to get that album!!!!!!”


I’m not sure if I’ve shared this review before, I know I’ve watched it though.  No it’s not “Alter Bridge”, it’s “Opeth”


I guess this is Muse’s Halloween surprise.


Metallica album teaser.  I think I’ll be getting this album.  It’s only taken 33 years for me to enjoy an entire Metallica album!  Still a wait & see album for me



“The Agonist” shared it….


Snippets of new “Big Wreck” tunes on their Instagram account






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Cancer doesn’t care about you or your family & friends. You can be as healthy as you like & cancer wont care one bit. That being said, you shouldn’t live in fear for your entire life about being diagnosed with a terminal disease! Yes, it’s hard for everyone around you (not just you) to deal with it. I guarantee everyone will deal with the situation differently, in their own way. If you’re not happy with the way others deal with it, give them time & space to deal with it.

I fell asleep to “Finger Eleven” the album “Five Crooked Lines”

I exercised to “Clutch” the album “Pure Rock Fury”

Sam Dunn” is making another metal documentary. He visited “In Flames” bar 2112


Right from “Finger Eleven’s” Facebook page

“Why would you ever sign a petition against anyone creating music? There’s nothing official yet but I guess Kanye West might release some Bowie covers?? There’s an online petition against this idea in any case. Makes me crazy..
Same thing happened when Phil Collins announced that he finally got his back issues under control through surgery allowing him drum again. He’s planning on coming out of retirement to play. An online petition against THAT showed up.
I’m going to go ahead and avoid the Kanye covers but I’ll be damned if I sign a petition against him making his music. It’s arrogant to pretend that any kind of petition would stop anyone from creating anyway. That’s not how the creative process works. You can’t just petition away all the music you happen to disapprove of.
I know what we do: let’s start a petition to stop petitions that stifle artists creativity. More music for everybody! Boom. Issue resolved!”

“Lamb of God” & “Anthrax” members do stormtroopers music!


Dave Mustaine speaks about 2 songs on the “Megadeth” album out tomorrow.


Munenori Kawasaki may have been a bench player, but I think his defense will be missed as well as his attitude. He would usually be on the field a ½ hour before the other players. I don’t like this move by the Blue Jays, it doesn’t make sense to me. I’m not a part of the organization for a reason though.


There’s too many people dying can we please just let them R.I.P.?


“Radiohead” will tour this year. I guessing they won’t much if anything from their 2nd or 3rd album “The Bends” 1995 or “OK Computer” 1997?


Jimmy Fallon’s impersonations


“Black Sabbath” commence their final tour




Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) & Iggy Pop team up for secret album. The secret’s out now?!


Another festival no where near Canada or Saskatchewan for that matter. I should get my passport again……………..oh……………..then we’d have to pay for plane tickets as well……..that’s not happening any time soon!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/primavera-sound-reveals-2016-lineup-radiohead-lcd-soundsystem-sigur-ros-to-headline/ “Radiohead” is one of the headliners…….I guess if that’s what you’re into.

Chris Stapleton & Hank Williams jr. to share summer tour


I don’t know much about country music. Not really my thing, yet I’m married to a devoted country music fan?

In this case I’d have to say Donald Trump is more entertaining! Donald shows up, Axl……..not so much!


Dream Theater” new song. Album release Friday, January 29th.

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I get anxious for the weekend as well. I get to spend more time with Kim, I always look forward to hanging out with her! Especially since she’s been working a bit of overtime the last couple of weeks. It’s dark when she leaves & dark when she comes home. I miss her being around. Brewster’s fun n’ all, but there isn’t a lot of back & forth in our conversations. It usually ends up with one of us rolling over for a belly rub………………….& it’s not always Brewster.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the new “Coheed & Cambria” album “The Color Before The Sun”

“……I want them both now…….”

Oh, Bieber….that’s a perfect world, I doubt that will happen anytime soon?


I Mother Earth just tours & releases a single once in a while.

I’d love a full album & tour, but this is better than nothing! There’s another single on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Judas Priest” talk new album


I was sure there was to be a full length album by ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ with Chester Bennington of ‘Linkin Park’ on lead vocals. Not just the 5 song EP they did? I guess I was wrong? It’s not on their website, Facebook page, or iTunes, my bad!

“3 Days Grace” didn’t really know they were still a band?


‘Pearl Jam’ illuminates stadium during cover of “Imagine”



I thought “Coldplay” called it quits after the previous album? I must have misread something. I like their first two albums, then they lost me?


“Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” Japanese trailer reveals more footage


I have a hard time believing Scott Weiland, as much as Axl Rose. This I likely the only song I like by “Velvet Revolver”. 1980s rock/hair metal I just can’t get on board with? I have this on CD but it’s not on my computron. I listened to it a few times, learned to play & sing this tune. Then never listened to it again. All when it was first released in the summer of 2004 or so.


Bob Odenkirk & David Cross talk about “Mr. Show” on Jimmy Kimmel


“I Mother Earth” single release on iTunes! Friday, November 13th Titled “Blossom”

Top 10 cheesiest one hit wonders of the 2000s AH, a walk through nightmare lane! A bunch of “Oh, snap I vaguely remember that”. Along with a LOT of “What? Who?”.

Pentatonix sing fan tweets

WHAT???? PHIL COLLINS IS REALLY GOOD. If you don’t like him that’s fine. Really a petition signed to “stop him from returning to music”?


Noel Gallagher gets what he wants or else he just starts rambling off bands or artists he hates in the most public & demeaning way possible. So, no ‘Oasis’ will not be reforming any time soon.


Ian Fletcher Thornley doin’ his thing, being AWESOME!! His solo album is now out! Acoustic guitar, banjo & I think I heard some mandolin on there. Great album to chill out too!


I’ve been watching “Red State” by Kevin Smith. Freaky, bleak movie, you wouldn’t expect that Kevin Smith has anything to do with it. Basically it’s a religious cult that kills what they think are sinners aka homosexuals & they’re OK with that? But how dare the county authorities kill members of the Church? Great movie, very vulgar & violent. Kim has it on her vito list so I can’t watch it hen she’s home. Fair enough I vitoed some of her movies. “Red State” is rated R so beware! I think the trailer is OK? I can’t believe there are still people like this out there!

Paul Stanley (KISS) address’ gay rumour. Why does he have to address his private life?


But Donald Trump on SNL will be HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!


Got this link from my brother about the I Mother Earth single. I’m going to wait for it on iTunes, here is their previous single.


Songs I like, “Tears for Fears” 1 album 8 songs, 2 songs you’ll likely recognize instantly

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Iron Maiden add dates to their world tour, 4 of them in Canada.


Call me what you want. I’m so sick of being bombarded by political verbal diarrhea. I don’t need to hear slimy politicians tell me what their opponent can’t do, or who’s voting for who? It’s your right to vote & that’s fine, remember it’s also my right not to vote.

I guess drummer, Matt Cameron, wasn’t busy enough with Soundgarden reuniting while continuing to handle the drum duties “haha I said duties” for Pearl Jam?


Top 10 thrash metal albums NOT released by the big 4. I’m not a huge metal head, & now I know why 8 or 9 of these bands aren’t to my liking.


Hear Kurt Cobain cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”


Former school mate of Dave Grohl’s sings Queen’s “Under Pressure” on stage with Foo Fighters


20 years ago Friday “Green Day” released ‘Insomniac’


“Ten Commandos”

As a society. I think we now rely on technology more than we need to. What did people do before cell phones? My car just stopped on a grid road out to the cabin years ago, & it was late. I could have walked since I was close, but what would I have done if I was in the middle of nowhere? Sing “Queen”?


Any “Back to the Future” movie still holds up! “Great Scott!” “Heavy!”


As much as I like Ian Fletcher Thornley/Big Wreck you shouldn’t tamper with a classic….in other words “That is so 1997”

Alter Bridge live at Wembley!

www.loudwire.com Top videos of the week.


James Corden & Stephen Colbert duet


Singer Rob Halford on writing the next “Judas Priest” album


Singer of ‘Depeche Mode” says Metallica writes pop songs?


10 funniest metal animal videos


I like “The Glorious Suns”. They shared it, here it is

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight

New ‘Gorillaz’ album in the works? I wasn’t a fan of them the first time around.


Elvis Costello’s life in 10 songs


Shared on Tool’s facebook page

5 new Foo Fighters songs recorded?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson talks about which vocalist he looks up to


More Last Week Tonight with John Oliver LANGUAGE!!

Rock It Out Blog & I agree. I don’t ever expect everyone reading this to like the music I like. I just say what I like. When people go out of their way to bash ANY music act, it just seems like a waste of time & energy. Just say “Ah, no thanks” & move on.

Phil Collins biography next year……………….AWESOME!!!!!!!


Busy weekend here. Friday we attended a funeral of a distant family member. Saturday was my grandmother’s birthday party. I’ve been to a 2 year old’s birthday party & my grandmother’s birthday party, no I didn’t drink too much to cause any signs of a hangover either time but I’m tired after both! Sunday was Thanksgiving supper here with Kim’s family. I got to see a lot of people this weekend as well as eating WAY TOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finished off the weekend with a Blue Jays win, & supper at my parents house, meatballs with rice & a salad on the side. My grandparents were there along with my aunt from Airdrie

Songs I like, “Silverchair” Not a huge fan but I own 4 albums, that I rarely listen to, & in university we did play one of their songs in our cover band.

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