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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, followed by “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”, & finally “Phillip Phillips” the album “Behind the Light”

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The extent of my week has been rather focused on my sciatic nerve.  I saw the chiropractor the other day and a message therapist Thursday evening.  It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH better than it was!  My chiropractor got the muscle to move quite a bit & at my message therapy appointment Thursday, she could tell.

It’s not perfect but more of a “Hope this can tide you over until the cortisone shot”?  It is really nice to have such little pain in my leg for the time being!  It still could be 5 weeks or so until an appointment can be made for my MRI.


“There’s no such thing as a stupid question”.  I’ve heard that many times over my 37 years & it’s always been true.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.  Obviously I need help from time to time.  Here’s an example; we were out for dinner a few weeks ago.  I had to use the washroom before we left the restaurant.  I asked where it was & I was on my way.  I got to the washroom & because I am still quite weak, the door felt as though it was 100lbs.  A waitress was walking by so I asked if she could help me with the door.  No problem!  Sure she’s half the size of me, but much stronger than I.

When I was discharged from the WRC, I could barely lift one of our dinner plates, now I lift 2 or 3 at a time when I’m emptying the dishwasher.  Things are getting back to “normal”.  The only thing is that “normal” looks a bit different than it used to.  There’s no point in me getting frustrated or angry about my situation.  What good will that do anyone?

After so much time with certain doctors I realized something.  I’m living on borrowed time.  These doctors deal with everybody’s medical issues every day, for the 15 minutes I’m there I might as well keep things light & not so serious.  When I show up we don’t need to be so serious & wonder what the next pill is I should ween off, let’s have some fun & forget about my cancer for a bit!  Can you imagine how a doctor of any kind can get stressed, let alone a doctor dealing with a cancer patient can get?!  I’m alive!  Don’t be so serious all of the time.  I’ll be serious when I ask for help with something & once it’s done, I shall return to being a nut job!  (Stick with my strength)


Article with “The Pretty Reckless”


Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden


Well they were stars in the………………………………………….1980s most of them


I had issues with 3 movies I had bought from iTunes, so I called their help number & it was FANTASTIC!  I called the line for those with disabilities since I’m unable to get to the hardware needed & the assistance was great!


I came across this trailer, & I’m ready to “Geek Out”


New Chris Cornell song

I can’t find it on iTunes but apparently it’s on a movie soundtrack of the same name?


Tickets here $60 festival kickoff in Burlington, Ontario with “The Offspring” & “Live” Saturday, June 10th.

Yep, I’ve preformed this “Offspring” tune.


Pentatonix put a 6 song EP up for preorder today & this comes with the preorder


Check out these 25 musical guests on SNL over the years!


Songs I’ve played live.  I was never the head honcho in any band.  The 3 bands I was in were always 4 equal partners.  I just happened to be the singer.




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I fell asleep to“U2” the album “Zooropa”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” their self titled album, then about half of the “Into Eternity” album The Incurable Tragedy”

Does anyone know where I can get pants with a 39 1/2” waist? 40’s too big & 38’s WAY too small? I either need to pack on some weight or continue to lose some? Man I could use a corn dog & a beer….

Too much of this garbage going on in the world. We have too much hate & violence in this world!

What on earth does blues guitarist “Reignwolf”, his mom calls him Jordan Cook, from Saskatoon play at a concert? He only has 3 singles on iTunes? I don’t think 3 songs could fill more than 20 minutes. I remember seeing him in 2000 in Calgary. He’s been playing guitar forever, yet no full length album? He could at least record a live set of 40-55 minutes?

This one of the three biggest surprises this year so far!!

The Needle Drop, best albums of the year…… far!

So we’re supposed to continue to “…push the limits….” done! Just remember to stay safe out there!

Phillip Phillips has a new song. Very comparable to Dave Matthews!

Yes, he’s an American Idol winner.

He has 2 albums released thus far.

Another article with, Alter Bridge guitarist & Tremonti singer guitarist, Mark Tremonti


I do love Rebellion beer

I wonder if how he got the guitar in the first place”

Singer Vince Neil, of Motley Crue, has been charged with misdemeanor battery.

Release date for the new Metallica album

Matt Damon speaks about gun control!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Death by Sexy”

I exercised to ”Corrosion of Conformity” 6 albums on shuffle.

Exercise total for the week; 5000 crunches, 180 squats, 120 leg lifts, 60 pushups, 20 minutes of planking.

Now I just want to curl up in the fetal position on the couch & cry. My muscles are that sore.

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All of this exercise & you’d think I’d look ripped! Not so. I still have more T-Shirts that don’t fit than those that do fit. I’m much lighter than I was going into the hospital than I am now. I was 265 pounds, right now I’m somewhere close to 240 as of a few weeks ago. My frame is quite big, I’ll never be under 200. I think somewhere between 210-220 is where I should be. At the moment my dominant/right calf looks like a chicken wing after you’ve striped the meat off of it. My left calf looks decent. Either way my legs are SEXY……………….a little furry but still SEXY!

I think I’ve figured out what the most beneficial exercises are for me at the moment. Squats, exercise bike, walking, stairs, leg lifts on my hands & knees, crunches. I need some more upper body strength but that’s not high on my priority list at the moment. I’m in not bad shape, for a guy in a wheelchair, but all of my weight/fat went right to my belly.

I graduated high school at 185 pounds. When I got to University I read my text books every night but I’d need a study break. I’d leave the book open on my desk in my room & grab 20 pound weights, do 20 curls on each arm, some sit ups & push ups. I take a study break & do that about twice a day/evening. I remember I’d ride the exercise bike in the basement while watching a movie & ride it for however long the movie was.

Register to vote for your favourite song, band or live band. I didn’t but I know who I’d like to win for best live band! I’ve only seen them once, but I’m not done seeing them live!

Baroness release new video. I really like their most recent album “Purple”

Cheap Trick interview with Consequence of Sound on their induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

REALLY! This needs to change like before Napster happened. $0.99 FOR A 15 SONG ALBUM ON SPOTIFY??????? Tell your employer you’ll work for 3-4 months for $0.99. Musicians are doing it, might as well join in???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or rent the album 20 times????????

Star Wars: Episode VII was fantastic in the theater & also at home with surround sound. Now I should watch “Top Gun” with our surround sound!!!!

I wonder if the sequel will be any good?

3 versions of the same song & it’s just an extremely catchy song to me in any form!!

Oh yeah, that little TV show ended last night maybe you’ve heard of it? American Idol. I’ve watched it occasionally over the years. Didn’t watch the first season at all. I just really liked some of the stuff Kelly Clarkson released & I saw Phillip Phillips a few years ago. The guy who always gets compared to Dave Matthews. Other than that, I just found it to be a talent contest on a LARGE stage. 3 or 4 judges narrow it down to the top 10 they like, then they tell you ‘OK, these 10 we deem worthy of winning this contest. Great marketing tool, but the subject is/was as subjective as it gets. I would have an idea as to who would win & it was never who I had chosen in my mind. They’re all good at what they do, I don’t necessarily like it all. How many of the musicians I listen to would do well on the show, other than the 2 winners I do listen to? Maybe 2 or 3 at best?

This is how fast I’ll abandon my computer today. I have no cell phone or tablet/iPad, catch you on the weekend update! Monday, I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be online at all?

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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MLB Umpires, I agree with Gregg Zaun’s Sunday roast. I was looking for this weekend’s Sunday Roast but this works. A bench player, who said nothing, was thrown out of the game earlier this past week, maybe Saturday? He was in the dugout, never touched the field, blocked the view of the umpire coming towards the dugout to hear what Jose Bautista thought about the strike zone after Bautista had struck out. NO! You don’t do that! If it’s said quietly among team mates in the dugout, that’s fine. If there’s chirping between dugouts or anything said directly to the umpire(s), toss who ever it is.

The dugout is for the players, the field is for everyone. I’ve been watching a lot of baseball since ’90 or ’91, before the Blue Jays won in ’92 & ’93. I’ve never seen an umpire follow or come at a player looking to throw someone out of the game, until 2 times this year?

I have never seen this from any sport official. My respect for MLB umpires decreases everytime they act out thinking they’re kings of the diamond.

This is flat out a joke, that was real. A manager can’t ask a question 10′ away?

The Blue Jays are doing fine despite the umpires who want their 15 minutes of fame so badly that they do ridiculous things. If the Blue Jays don’t win the division & have to play a 1 game wild card game to get into a 5 game series, they probably won’t get very far. One home run on Monday & they lost 11-4 to the Boston Red Sox. The 1st place team lost to the 5th place/last place team because they rely too much on scoring 12 runs a game with 3 or more Hrs.

On to some music news….

Today’s workout was brought to you by the new Iron Maiden album “The Book of Souls”

Funny ways to wait for the new Tool album! Nothing since 2006.

I don’t follow the NFL, but there’s finally a female head coach!

The extent of my NFL knowledge were the Madden video games, mostly “Madden 2007 by EA Sports” on the original X-Box.

Fall preview of movies being released

I’m looking forward to seeing this…

St. Vincent returns home in mini documentary. Video inside the link.

EUROPE LISTEN!! Tremonti has released European tour dates.

Video mash up of Slipknot & “Livin’ la vida loca”

Top 50 metal albums of all time by I disagree with 2 of these albums/groups being on the list, 2 “nu-metal” groups, Tool & System of a Down. They’re not metal or rock, they’re heavy , aggressive & different.

When I think of metal music I think more of these………

I just saw an ad on Judas Priest is coming to Regina with One Bad Son opening for them on Saturday, October 31st. I’m not really a big fan of either group but I’ll keep you in the loop!

I was watching LOUD on Much Music in early 2007 & came across this metal band

A few months later this was on the same show. I stopped recording the show at 3am once a week. Did they think that’s what metal fans were watching LOUD for? LANGUAGE!!!!!!

Rock It Out Blog 2 album reviews. LANGUAGE!!!

Songs I like. “Phillip Phillips” Yes, another ‘American Idol’ very reminiscent of Dave Matthews! Kim & I have seen him live, he was fantastic. Not only does his voice sound like Dave Matthews, he also ‘dances’ at the microphone in a similar fashion!

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

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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




Thursday, June 5th 2014


Clutch fans willing to travel? US dates announced!


Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour to be vocalist for reuniting “Acid Bath”?


New Guns n’ Roses album recorded already? Why not wait 13 years then release it? Maybe retitle it as Axl n’ Friends? I’m just spit balling here….


It’s subjective. If I had voted, that’s who I’d vote for.


Ever since the double album that I listened to once, “Stadium Arcadium”, I haven’t followed them. “Californication” was OK as was “By the Way”


This is a great tear for music I like. Chromeo is on my iPod as is Phillip Phillips. June will bring the Alter Bridge box set, Big Wreck, Linkin Park, Room 333 and Ed Sheeran. Then in the fall, Foo Fighters and In Flames!


Top 10 solos? When did music become something that can be cut & dry, good or bad? Thank you “American Idol”……………..NOT!


If you’re in Regina or near by, check out this metal band on Friday, July 11th at The Exchange! You’re welcome….in advance!


Banned music and why?


Surviving Average


14 signs you were born and raised in Saskatchewan!



“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”

“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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


“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher or Chris G. Fraser on facebook



Friday, May 16th 2014


Drum battle next Thursday between Will Farrel and his look-a-like Chad Smith of R.H.C.P.


Baseball standings


As much as I dislike “Arcade Fire” ffrom Canada, why do the MAJORITY of acts skip Saskatchewan in the middle of the prairies? They hit Alberta and Manitoba but skip over the one province between them?


My cousin David Fraser who works as an investigator/reporter for CBC. At the 8:25 mark.


My youngest cousin Ryan Zeniuk has graduated high school so a big WOOT, WOOT to him. Now I feel so old again. Sorry, only a facebook link to my page…


Drummers smarter than EVERYONE?


Killswitch Engage, yep a metal group. I have 4 albums from iTunes out of 6 or 7. That’s enough for me since they all sound very similar. My favourite song by them was wriiten and performed by the late Ronnie James Dio, probably most known for the 2 albums he sang on in Black Sabbath. from their S/T album a “live” version on this album released in 2009. from the 2013 album “Disarm the Descent” from the 2006 album “As Daylight Dies” from the 2002 album “Alive or Just Breathing”


Killswitch Engage isn’t my go to metal group. I just started listening to them last week, but I’ve known about them since before I had cancer! 2003 maybe?


I forgot, here are the list of releases I’m looking forward to this year which are guarantied to be released this year, Phillip Phillips on Monday, Linkin Park in June, Chromeo has been released, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters in the fall, In Flames, Birds of Satan released earlier this year, Big Wreck ( I’ll buy their CDs until they’re well known in the USA) and I think that’s all! Lot’s of good stuff for me!


All is well with us here. Air condittioner should be working today! It’s already been 77F or more 5 times here! That’s fun to workout in………………..NOT! The second it hits 75 I start sweating and I mostly wear shorts in the house.



“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”


“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”


“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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



“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher or Chris G. Fraser on facebook