LIVE MUSIC/CANCER UPDATE/ CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

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I fell asleep to “Devin Townsend Project” the album “Transcendence”, followed by “U2” the album “Songs of Experience” & finally “Trivium” the album “The Sin & The Sentence”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

 

“So far so good” this week!  I seem to have more energy this week than usual.  I’ve been playing around with the numbers of repetitions I do with a couple of exercises, adding not subtracting.

I got a call Monday morning from my doctor’s office saying they needed a urine sample.  I wasn’t thinking.  I called Kim & realized we gave it to the lab on Sunday instead of Friday when I gave the blood sample.  They’ve got my sample from Sunday.  I had to give another Tuesday evening.  Really good/nice people just REALLY frustrated that these minor inconveniences are now part of my life.  All of that being said, this beats the worst alternative.

I’m a Canadian living in Canada.  Whatever the orange guy south of us says has no effect on me anymore.  He’s nothing more than a racist that craves attention.  Remember that car hitting a crowd in Charleston?  He said he’d rather be called racist than wrong.  Mr. President, those 2 words fit together very well & come hand in hand.

Great news when the Pope is worried about nuclear war.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/pope-warns-world-one-step-away-nuclear-war-115741315.html

 

I guess I’ll miss 1 BIG concert this year & that’s fine getting to see the others will be FANTASTIC!  I’ll miss “Stone Sour” with “Halestorm” oh well.  I don’t see either band calling it a career anytime soon.  They are playing in Saskatoon on February 4th, yeah a Sunday……..BOO.  The other ones totally make up for it though!  Money tree is bare due to the other concerts, that & I’m not sure who would come with me to that one?  No big deal though!  If I had to miss a concert this year, that would be the one.

No matter who it is or how it sounds, it should be better live!  If it’s not I write them off & forget about seeing them live or purchase the odd album.  I’ll never see Taylor Swift live & that’s fine with me.  I only purchased her pop album “1989” since it was really catchy & not country.  Country music & I don’t mix just like water & oil.

With the exception of the latest “Foo Fighters” album, the bands I like, especially Foo Fighters, like to sound the same recorded as they do live.  Many members of the many bands I like seem to all share that sentiment.

“Corrosion of Conformity” REVIEW

It’s exactly as this reviewer said…

She seemed to like it more than I do.  It’s a lot like “Anthrax”, I don’t love it & I don’t hate it.  It’s good!  I’d give it 3 out of 5.  It reminds me quite a bit of “Kyuss”.  I see myself listening more to their earlier albums like “Wiseblood”, “Deliverance”, “In the Arms of God”, & “America’s Volume Dealer”.

Here’s a “Kyuss” tune from my preferred album of theirs “Blues for the Red Sun”

The Blue Jays did something but I wouldn’t think this is all.  They signed a 37 year old outfielder for $5,000,000 for 1 year to platoon with a left or right fielder.  At minimum they still need a fifth starting pitcher & hope there are 0 injuries.  In other words, I’m still not impressed.  “Hello 28th place in the entire MLB.  Haven’t seen you since last season!”

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

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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RED STATE & NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

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I fell asleep to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “Blue, Green, Orange”

 

We went to bed around 9:30pm on Sunday we were so tired.  Monday morning I woke up around 2:30am.  Kim woke up later & had a headache.  She ended up going into work late.  I gave up & got up around 5:00am.  I couldn’t sleep, so I figured I’d do my exercises.  Finished them, had breakfast & crawled back into bed around 8:00am.  Once Kim showered & went to work, I showered (I have a shower chair that would have to dry off before we moved it).

Why was I so sore on Tuesday after the early morning on Monday?  I did a full workout on both days, yet today I was fine?

 

IT’S RATED R FOR IT’S ENTIRE CONTENT OF LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, & NUDITY!

I’ve got a lot of time to think!  Did anyone see the movie “Red State” by Kevin Smith?

Before anyone calls me a hypocrite or an atheist.  I consider myself a Christian, I believe in God & remember that this is nothing more than my opinion.

This can be a touchy subject, remember that you are entitled to your opinion even though it’s likely different than mine, as usual!  I have no intension of forcing my opinion of anything on anyone.

Let’s talk about the Republican Party or conservatives in general.  Most of them love the Bible, that’s great.  Where does it say to hurt or kill another human if they’re different than a white male, with a Christian belief?  I didn’t see it in the Christian Bible & I assume it’s not in any other Religious book.  People who kill others for being different than them are flat out wrong.  #LGBTQ members, Black, Brown, & White people are humans.  What is the point of harming a person?

What I’m getting at is God is referenced in the Bible as “He”.  Most red state leaders are white males who believe in God, Jesus, & the Bible.  Stay with me here.  Most of them consider homosexuality a sin.  The Pope & Cardinals are not to marry a women as they are not to tarnish their relationship with God.  So does this mean God, the Pope, or the Cardinals are gay?  If so, I’m good with that & many conservatives or republicans may read this & have their minds blown or, hopefully, rethink their stance against anyone different than them.

There’s a BIG difference between Religious & a “Religious” Cult.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/david-koresh-waco-cult-showdown-ends-in-disaster-in-1993-w514987

 

Jealous?  Inadequate?  Insecure?

http://loudwire.com/that-time-kiss-demanded-an-interviewer-remove-iron-maiden-shirt/

 

You want a new “A Perfect Circle” & a new “Tool”?  Don’t blame the messenger if this doesn’t happen.

 

A small handful of these are on my list of 2018 albums.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/2018-album-preview-54-most-anticipated-records-w515067/screaming-females-w515125

 

WOW, the music is a total rip off from “Radiohead’s” song “Creep”.  Lyrics are a bit difference.  Singing melody the same too.  Both songs inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/radiohead-sue-lana-del-rey/

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

Most people my age have at least heard of “Oasis” in the ‘90s.  Noel was the songwriter & lead guitarist.  His brother, Liam, was the singer.

Noel & Liam still don’t really get along from what I know.  They were terrible to each other when they were in “Oasis”.  They’ve both branched out on their own.  I tried listening to Liam Gallagher’s solo album but I much prefer “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”.  Noel has 3 of these albums released.  The first one I do not own, came off as a bit boring to me.  The 2nd & 3rd album are very good.  This 3rd one even better than the album “Chasing Yesterday”.  Again here’s a few tracks from “Who Built the Moon?”

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE & PINK

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I find odd bruises & scabs on me all of the time & never know where they came from, is that weird?

Friday was pretty tame.  Kim still wasn’t feeling very good, I’ve never seen her ill for more than 2 or 3 days.  We ended the day by watching “Kingsman The Secret Service”.  Sort of a “James Bond” meets “Monty Python” movie, HILARIOUS!

Saturday I slept in for a LONG time, 12:30 pm seemed like a good time to get up.  Too long for me, a waste of a day but I guess I needed it.  I started my exercising on Tuesday, then later on Wednesday after my 2nd day of exercising I was sore & tired.  Thursday & Friday were fine though.  Kim woke up feeling fine on Saturday.  Yay, had the house upside down when I got up & she was close to having it all clean.  Poor Kim, wasted her entire week off being sick & required many naps with Brewster.  At least she was feeling better.  Quiet Saturday even ordered in some supper.

Yay, the Blue Jays did something that hopefully won’t matter if the $20,000,000/year Troy Tulowitzki can stay healthy?

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/report-blue-jays-acquire-infielder-yangervis-solarte-padres/

 

Finished Saturday with too much rum after the gin while watching Wonder Woman.

 

I always seem to have a different opinion than the masses.  I like the “Wonder Woman” movie, yet I find it to be a movie I tolerate in a series I’m all in for.  Meanwhile “Thor”, “Dr. Strange”, & “Guardians of the Galaxy” I did not enjoy.  I’m hesitant to watch “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” because of my dislike of the first one.

At least the 2nd, Thor: The Dark World movie was good!

 

Kim went out this morning for coffee with Jolene.  I got up while she was out & noticed that my 160gig iPod Classic needed to be charged.  Kim was charging her new iPhone in a different outlet & took my charger over by her’s.  I dropped her phone & of course the glass shattered from a 4 foot fall.  My bad, nobody else’ fault.

Why is it that when my iPod dies, I’ll have to pay more for an iPod touch with a smaller hard drive in it, & if I drop it, I’ll have to replace it?  I’ve pretty much decided once it dies on me, I’m done with owning an iPod of any kind.  128gig iPod touch, no thanks.

Phew, dodged a bullet there.  She was charging the one that was already broken to transfer the info over.  I was nervous for a while there!

I’ve dropped my iPod too many times to count & I’ve only had to restart it twice since I got it over 6 full years ago.  My question is, why doesn’t Apple make iPhones with fiberglass?  Is it because of the cost to make them or the cost loss from consumers constantly replacing their iPhone?

We’ve been sitting on the couch waiting for the other to move.  So I’m here to post this & return to the couch.

 

I can get behind this, I like Halestorm.  SOME LANGUAGE in the song “Here’s to us”.

http://loudwire.com/best-halestorm-songs/

 

I hope this will knock him off his thrown.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michael-wolff-om-very-angry-trump-surreal-book-release-w515087

Stop giving him attention, I’m going to stop as well.  He thrives on attention, if you stop maybe he’ll do something reasonable, although I doubt it.  You never know unless you try?

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/late-night-hosts-roast-trump-over-fire-and-fury-excerpts-w515020

 

Marvel’s “Black Panther” trailer.  Movie in theaters February 16th

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

I did not see this album being so good.  It’s a pop album as you may have guessed.  The difference here is that I find it to be very catchy.  I’m listening to this album about once a day right now in the mix with Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Devin Townsend Project, Big Wreck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds & the newest release from Kelly Clarkson.

I usually have music playing all day.  Kim had the week off but was ill with a head cold & a headache earlier this past week.  Not much music being played here.  Here’s a few tracks from Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma”

 

 

 

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HOLIDAY UPDATE/HAPPY NEW YEAR/9 YEARS CANCER FREE!!!!!!!!!!

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We had 4 Christmas’ this year.  First up was Christmas with Kim’s family.  Opened gifts here on Christmas Eve, then spent the 25th at Sherry & James’ place.  Played games, had our Christmas meal & watched a movie.  Kim’s family went home on Boxing Day.

In the afternoon of Boxing Day, Corey, Jolene, & Hannah came over in the mid-afternoon to have our Christmas we have with them as we do normally.  No big meal though!  Thank goodness.

The only problem for me was trying to figure out how to get into Sherry & James’ house.  It’s a nice place but not wheelchair friendly.  I made it in without falling!  I don’t think I’ve ever fallen there.  James’ brother Jeffrey was with us for 1/2 Christmas Day, & here on Christmas Eve as well.  He’s a really nice guy to chat with.

On the 27th we had Christmas with my family.  We all did an escape room.  2 teams of 5 people.  My uncle, his girlfriend, & 2 cousins were with us for Christmas.  We had pizza for supper, then opened gifts, & finished the evening with a game of Pictionary & Mad Gab.

After we had just finished opening gifts, my parents got a call from a paramedic in Calgary.  My grandparents were in Airdrie for Christmas staying with my aunt, uncle & 2 cousins.  They had dropped my grandparents of at the airport to fly home.  They hadn’t boarded the plane & my grandmother had “a small heart attack” they said.

They think it was cardio myopathy.  I guess it really damaged her heart & her brain wasn’t working quite right.  Mom & Dad were on the phone a lot on Friday (29th) keeping other family members up to date.

On the 28th I did absolutely nothing, I was REALLY tired.  Kim went over to visit Jolene & Hannah.  Their dog Dug needed to have a play date with Brewster.  Kim thought Corey was working, so I stayed home & watched “The X-Files” on Netflix.  I should have had a nap instead.  I was too young to watch this when it was on TV, but I can’t wait for the new season.

Friday the 29th was Christmas with my mother’s side of the family at my cousin’s house in Rouleau (pronounced Rolo).  Aunts, uncles, cousins & all of my cousin’s young kids.  More of a family get together.  No gifts or anything just appetizers & a turkey dinner.  Unfortunately Mitch & Dad were both ill & stayed home.

It’s REALLY cold out today, December 30, 2017, we’re not leaving the house today however, I’m wearing my usual attire of shorts & a T-Shirt though.  I even asked Kim for some of the comforter in the middle of the night.  That’s very rare.  Make a note on your calendar!

Cold day, a good day to hunker down & watch movies with Kimmy.  She found a “Rocky” marathon.  She loves those movies.  Yes, we own them all, from the first “Rocky” all the way to “#Creed”.

I don’t like to speak about my Christmas gifts.  It’s very embarrassing to me.  I’m grateful for them, but also embarrassed by the amount of stuff I receive.  I prefer & enjoy giving gifts.  That’s one of the reason I don’t talk about what I’ve received.  Please don’t ask?

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve December 31, 2017 means I’m 9 years cancer free.  I’m still in a wheelchair, iPatch over my left eye, & still on 5 medications.  All of that being said, I’m fine.

We spent New Year’s with Corey, Jolene, Hannah, Gosha, Twyla, & Elouise (spelling may be off here).  Yes we were home & in bed before midnight.

Kim has the entire week off, but I’ll start my workouts on Tuesday.   I’m going to change it up a bit throughout the year so it doesn’t become the same daily routine.  You’ll still get a weekly total though!

Just spoke with my mother, mom & dad may be heading to the Alberta boarder to pick up my grandparents this weekend (6th & 7th).  Just the other day grandma thought the year was 1532, she was in a mall, & had been there for 2.5 years.  Sounds like she is doing better now.  When the paramedic called on the 27th we were all shocked that they said Jean Fraser was in the back of the ambulance?  Grandpa is the one with a bad heart.  I guess I’m lucky to still have two grandparents alive at my age.  I also got to know 3 of my great grandmothers.

 

Another tune from “A Perfect Circle”

 

If I knew in 2017 what I know now, Pink, U2, The Devin Townsend Project, & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds would have appeared on my top albums of the year.

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

No, I didn’t care for their free album either, “Songs of Innocence”

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

I’ll do a review of these albums over the next 4 posts.  If you’ve never enjoyed U2, you probably won’t like their new album.  As a U2 fan, I REALLY like it.

 

 

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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

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017/FINAL POST OF THE YEAR/WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

600 pushups, 500 leg lifts & 225 triceps pushups!  Crunches & Back flexes will be thrown into the mix on January 2nd.  120 pushups, 100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 45 triceps pushups, & 40 back flexes a day, 5 days a week.

I can’t really make a top 10, there were a TON of AWESOME albums released this year.  Singles, live albums, Greatest Hits & EPs don’t count.  So here they are, & after the first 2, everything is pretty much tied for 3rd.  It’s only a top 10 list with other albums below that didn’t quite make the cut.

After this, I’ll catch you January 1st, with a holiday update.

 

  1. Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life. Her 7th studio album, not including her Christmas album.

 

  1. Halflives – Empty Rooms. Their first album.

 

 

  1. Trivium – The Sin & the Sentence. Their 8th studio album

 

  1. Ed Sheeran – Divide. His 3rd studio album

 

  1. Royal Blood – How Did We Get so Dark? Their 2nd studio album

 

  1. Queens of the Stone Age – Villains. Their 7th studio album

 

  1. Big Wreck – Grace Street. Their 5th studio album.

 

  1. Foo Fighters – Concrete & Gold. Their 9th studio album.  Once I got past the over production on the album, I REALLY enjoy this album

 

  1. Paramore – After Laughter. Paramore’s 5th album

 

  1. Nothing but Thieves – Broken Machine. This was their second release & much like the first release, it’s my favourite album of the year.

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Stone Sour – Hydrograd.  I’m just hooked on their 2nd, 3rd, & 4th album.  This is album number 6 for them.

 

Alter Bridge – B-Sides & Rarities w/ a double album Live at the 02 Arena

 

In Flames – Down, Wicked, & No Good 4 song EP of cover songs

Yes, Chris Izsak’s hit from the ‘90s

 

Ascot Royals – New Skin EP.  They opened for Big Wreck in February

 

The Watchmen – Live & in Stereo.  21 live songs from a show in Winnipeg (their home town) at The Burton Comings Theater.

 

Pentatonix – 4 EP.  They’re 7 cover songs on the EP done by the A Capella group.

It also has a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but it’s just OK.

 

Barenaked Ladies – Fake Nudes.  An album released November 17th that will likely grow on me.

 

Alice Cooper – Paranormal.  Good album that was just missing something for me?  I can see this growing on me too

 

ALBUMS I BOUGHT BUT WASN’T HOOKED ON THEM OR I JUST HAVEN’T LISTENED TO ENOUGH

 

Linkin Park – One More Light

 

Muse – Dig Down Single

 

Jack Johnson – All the Light Above it Too

 

Prophets of Rage – Self-titled.  A bit too much on the rap side for me, but not bad.

 

I have a short list of albums to purchase from 2017.

 

Pink – Beautiful Trauma

 

U2 – Songs of Experience

 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?

 

The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

 

I’ve already checked out a few that aren’t listed here & didn’t make the cut.

 

7 albums to be released in 2018 I’ll check purchase from iTunes if I like them.

 

Myles Kennedy – Year of the Tiger

 

A Perfect Circle – TBA

 

Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown

 

Fall Out Boy – MANIA

 

Halestorm – TBA

 

Dream Theater – Into the Great Divide

 

Tremonti – TBA

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

Enjoy some time off of work!

 

Chris

1 OF 2 HOBBIES

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I fell asleep to “Rush” the album “Counterparts”

 

I exercised to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Core”

 

I ended up spending most of Sunday on the computer again.  If there are any double files, I give up.

I miss my hobbies.  I loved playing & singing in a rock band, something I always wanted to do after I graduated high school.  I was always a singer by default, since I could carry a tune & I didn’t own a guitar until I was 21.  Practicing my guitar now is not fun for me.  My brain knows what to do, but my left (fret board hand) refuses to listen to me.  So after maybe 10 minutes, I get more than frustrated.  Since there’s no baseball on at the moment, I should really hunker down & get 1 of my guitars & really work on it.

As with most things, I never really practiced guitar or singing.  In my head I’d say “Ah, good enough”.  I did get a bit better with each rehearsal or show.  I never really sat down & focused on singing or playing.  I guess there were a couple times I’d check out a song I liked, learn the meat & potatoes of it in 30 minutes & leave it at that.  I learned these songs pretty well though….

The guitar part sounds much more difficult than it sounds.

This along with the entire 2nd album by Foo Fighters & some of their 1st, 3rd, & 4th album.  I guess their 5th album too.  Then they were far too difficult to play & sing at the same time.  I also learned a few other songs on my own…….

I was good enough to fill in for Chris Messer’s band “Left Foot Louie” who played polkas, country, & rock as the older crowd were calling it a night.  When Chis asked me to fill in for Tyler, I had one issue.  “OK but, you have to do the leads & difficult stuff.  I can’t do that stuff.”

I practiced once with Tyler Wanner, Corey McDonald & David Kliman.  I was impressed that Tyler was impressed that I could play “Slither” by Velvet Revolver & sing it also.  How could I not be impressed?  He listened to the solo twice & knew it!  BLEW MY MIND!

Check out this documentary about hired musicians who play whatever is needed on an album or tour with big name musicians like Billy Joel, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, etc.  It’s called “Hired Guns” on Netflix.

 

I am a U2 fan.  I’m still deliberating if I should purchase their new album?  However I’m leaning further to saying yes to the dress/album.  Oh, how Kim loves her TLC.  Yet, I’ve learned nothing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charts-u2-seal-eighth-number-one-with-songs-of-experience-w513711

 

I never really anticipated a new “System of a Down” album

 

Lead singer, Josh Homme, of Queens of the Stone Age, kicked & injured a photographer during a recent show.

http://loudwire.com/josh-homme-kicks-photographer-face-queens-of-the-stone-age-show/

 

Will this have any effect on my issue with iTunes at the moment?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/apple-acquires-music-recognition-app-shazam-w513797

 

Why do the Toronto Blue Jays have to wait for somebody else to make the first move?  The home run leader from last year just got traded to the N.Y. Yankees, & they’re in the same division.  The Yankees just added a 59 home run hitter to their lineup, move!  If nothing happens, say “Goodbye” to most of your ticket buyers, then sell the team that nobody will want.  They have needs not wants.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-dont-feel-pressured-rush-deal-weak-starting-market/

If the Blue Jays can dump Troy Tulowitzki at short stop & get Machado to join the team at short stop, I’m all in.  I wouldn’t let Josh Donaldson go if possible, he’s a late bloomer, & a good one!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/machado-rumours-profound-implications-donaldson-blue-jays/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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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”

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-taylor-momsen-who-you-selling-for-album-touring-inspirations/

 

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

http://loudwire.com/metallica-preview-new-song-atlas-rise/#photogallery-1=1

 

“The Agonist” shared it….

 

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMHbBbwhgBx/?taken-by=bigwreckmusic

 

 

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Chris

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