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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the album “The Pleasure & the Greed” released in 2001.

I exercised to “Probot” the only album, all instruments played by Dave Grohl then he sent copies to his favourite metal singers to do the vocals.  Album release was in 2004.


400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking.  Next week I’ll try to add some triceps exercise.

Finishing with 5 minutes of planking, then my 100 pushups at the end of my exercise is easily the hardest thing to do.  Once I finish my pushups, at the end of my routine, I roll over on my side to breathe deeply so there’s no pressure on my lungs.  I don’t like exercising before I do it, but afterwards I feel like I’ve achieved something.  I feel better!  All of those times I’d hear people say something like “Oh, I feel great!”  “Oh, this is the best feeling ever!”  I always thought they were a little “Crazy”.  Before I exercise, I try very hard to procrastinate, but the promise of breakfast works as a really good motivator!

When I moved from the Pasqua hospital to the Wascana Rehabilitation Center in 2009, I went through a deep depression.  I constantly cried & apologized to Kim.  I always felt as though I did something wrong to have cancer.  I know it wasn’t my fault.  When everybody was calling me a “hero”, I bought into the hype & lashed out at others.  No, that’s nowhere near who I really am.  I don’t like to be called a “hero” or “victim”.  I’m in the middle, as I see it.  I got VERY lucky & I’m alive.  I’m a normal guy that got really lucky, surrounded by many friends & family members.  I’m alive.




Little bit of my struggles with Apple.  Without exaggerating the number, I think I’ve made 8-10 calls to customer support since September began.  I have been polite throughout this time with them.  My problems baffle the customer service people though.  They help me fix 1 problem eventually & 2 days later another issue appears.  I’ve even “downloaded” stuff through the Apple Music streaming site that they use as a band aid when they have no other solution, even Apple Music is now screwed up!  To say that I’m frustrated doesn’t even touch the tip of the iceberg!  I’m going to leave it as is & ask if Kim will field a call for me at some point.


“Ascot Royals” opened for “Big Wreck” in February.  I wasn’t really expecting anything.  I thought it would be a “Ho hum” moment, another ½ hour before “Big Wreck” hit the stage.  I’m SO glad I go to every show in time for the opening act!  They were surprisingly really good.  They live in Ontario, but I think the singer mentioned that they were all immigrants?  Don’t quote me on that.


They have 1 full album out & a 7 song EP on iTunes, I assume they’re on streaming sites as well.  The full album was released in 2012, the EP was released earlier this year.


I can confirm that “Muse” & “Halestorm” are both in studio working on their new albums.  I saw photos of both in the studio!  Separately of course.


Dave Grohl’s first show with Nirvana



Walk off the Earth cover “Hey yah” by Andree 3000




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

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

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

Stay safe out there,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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

Jaws+127 Hours+Castaway-Sharkweek=The Shallows

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

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


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

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

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

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


Walk off the Earth


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



Finger Eleven shared it….


Third Ion shared it…


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



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



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


Interview with Vicky of “The Agonist”


100 of the best songs of the 2000s


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





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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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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Dolly Parton on Katy Perry


^^How can that be 1974???? (Maybe a dash of sarcasm in that)

We’ll see how smart I am at Foo Fighters release dates? I’ll let you know when I need internet life lines.

Foo Fighters” released in 1995

The Colour & The Shape” released in 1997

There is Nothing Left to Lose” released in November of 1999

One by One” released on October 22nd 2002, Kim’s birthday. The first birthday with me as a boyfriend.

In Your Honor” double album released in the summer of 2005

Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace” released in 2007

Wasting Light” released in April of 2011.

Sonic Highways” released in 2014

Saint Cecilia” EP released in late 2015

Hahahahaha no internet cheating just verified my answers on iTunes! I’m almost positive “The Colour & The Shape” will be a classic radio hit from my generation, maybe the first album too?

If you want to learn a guitar solo fro the upcoming “Tremonti” album. Sorry, it won’t let me embed the link for you?


Ah, Kongos shared their new video!!!!!! Great band from South Africa! Album out on June 10th. Preorder available on iTunes now!

I didn’t see them, but they were here in The Exchange!

Fantastic album with members of Pearl Jam & Soungarden paying tribute to deceased singer, Andy Wood who was in Mother Love Bone with members of Pearl Jam. He was also Chris Cornell’s roommate. Pearl Jam formed during or after this album.


Chris Henderson Regina based country artist with mo annoying twang an album & multiple singles on iTunes. This is the latest single


This is a prior single

OK? No point in lashing out about it, it wont solve anything it’s done, it happened & it’s over, be angry if you want for half an hour. You likely won’t remember this in 3 weeks.


I was the idiot who pretty much blasted whoever that was different from me. That’s not right! Will I remember having cancer in 20 years, sure. Will it be a huge problem? No! I work out to change my situation. Nobody gave me cancer. Do I like what happened? Of course not. So I’ll try to fix it MY WAY! Friends & family support are always welcome, but only I can make a difference for me! In other words “Hold my beer & watch this!!!!” This entire ordeal could be an epic fail video on www.youtube.com

Oh, do I love me some Prince!


^^”This is just a tribute..”

Dave Grohl is the studio drummer for Tenacious D & often plays the roll of the devil. He’s also played drums on 2 Queens of the Stone Age albums, played all of the instruments on the Probot album which he sent out to his favourite metal singers to sing on, he’s been a producer for a band that went nowhere fast. He’s the drummer for “Them Crooked Vultures” with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass, & Josh Homme of Queens singing & playing guitar. He’s also directed a documentary movie, the “Sonic Highways” mini series, directed a Soundgarden video, he’s recorded with Paul McCartney, David Bowie, etc.

20 years ago Rage Against The Machine released the album “Evil Empire”



I guess Axl will be hitting the stage with AC/DC?!


I’ve forgotten many lyrics while on stage. At least it happens to the pros as well!


Foo Fighters live on record store day in 2015

Angus Young of AC/DC joins Guns n’ Roses on stage at “Coachella”


20 albums that turn 20 years old in 2016. I assume they’ll miss the triple platinum album by I Mother Earth?


I’ve heard 3 songs from this album with my preorder from iTunes. I like them all!


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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


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I to fall asleep to “Coldplay” the album “A Head Full of Dreams”, “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia”, ended up falling asleep to “Opeth” the album “Pale Communion”

I exercised to”Anthrax” the album “For all Kings” that wasn’t long enough so I put on “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

Exercise weekly total! 2970 crunches, walking one day 660 meters, 240 squats, 140 leg lifts, & 180 pushups! I figure if Kevin Hart can do 1000 sit ups a day, there’s no reason for me not to try & attain that total. I just have to work up to it. All of that being said, I was so tired yesterday I thought it had to be Friday. I now do 3 or 4 exercises a day not 2 or 3! Minimum of 3.

These are most of the cover songs we played in University. I knew the words for all of them, with the exception of one song. “Whiskey in the Jar” Metallica’s cover of Thin Lizzy. Long song, lyric wise. I know I’ve done this before, but now you should see a preview of the youtube link rather than just the link, I hope! I still have our set list from “Beerfest” at the U of R from 2002, this is it.

We did this as a punk version!

And we’d mix in our 7 original songs. We then learned about 4-6 other songs. I remember learning these 2.

Thursday’s episode of Netflix & Chill

Trivium shared it….

Max Cavalera remembers pissing off Lemmy Kilmister


Same album! All music by Dave Grohl & sent to his favourite metal singers!

Captain America : The Civil War!!! …………….and now we have Spider-man!!!!!!!!!

Affiance’ new video. Never heard of them? Lets take a look.


Call it whatever you want Grindcore, Metal or Twigs & berries. This just isn’t for me.


Of course the venue would respond that it wasn’t an “inside job”


Jimmy Kimmel discusses Donald Trump


Killswitch Engage new album review. I like Killswitch Engage as much as I like potatoes. I don’t like potatoes. They do have 1 song I don’t mind, but it’s a cover song.


Here’s the cover tune below.

2 weeks until Batman vs. Superman hits theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Kim Kardashian posted a nude selfie. I didn’t see it nor do I care to. I don’t follow her on facebook because I don’t care to. I don’t know what the big deal is but it made it’s way to “The Ellen Degeneres Show” yesterday, and I still don’t care. A boob is a boob, a WHOHAA is a WHOHAA.


Jose Bautista stated publicly that he gave the President & the General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays a non negotiable contract at the start of spring training.  Now it’s rumored that he will negotiate.  This is his last year on his current contract.  So why the change all of a sudden?  Is he worried he over priced himself?  he’s 35 or 36 years old.  I’d offer him 3 years at $25 million/year, then 2 option years at $20 million & the last year at $18 million.  If that’s not enough, let him test the free agent market at the end of the year or trade him at the trade deadline at the end of July

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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 “Puscifer” the album “Money Shot”

I woke up to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

February 5th 2008 will be a day I’ll have to acknowledge for the rest of my life. I wont celebrate it & I wont wish for history to repeat itself. This is the day I collapsed with stage 4 brain cancer. Oddly enough I had a flu for a week before I went to work that Monday. Sunday, February 3rd I had the worst headache I’ve ever had. Tuesday, February 5th I collapsed at work & that’s why this blog exists. It was suggested by my occupational therapist to keep people updated on my progress. I’m fine as long as I take the proper pills at the right time or else I wake up in the middle of the night.

Cover songs? I usually prefer the original. There is the odd occasion the cover is better. This first song I will always prefer the original.

Original followed by a cover which I prefer.

Risky to cover any “Pink Floyd” song!!!

I could go on forever showing different cover songs, I wont though here’s the last one though. I’ve got 60 “Foo Fighters” B-Sides, I’m guessing 40 of them are cover songs.

I like seeing a band play a song live than inspired them to make the music they make now.

This is the last one, I promise. The cover is no different than the original in this case.

If you like “Megadeth” at all, the new album “Dystopia” is great!


I had a request for more Grohl! I can do that! Here are some non “Foo Fighters” albums he’s appeared on or has done by himself, yes I have them.

All of the music & sent out to his preferred metal singers the album “Probot”

Out of print & not on iTunes “Tony Iommi” Dave Grohl sang & played drums on this song!

Soundtrack he did for a Jonny Depp movie on his own “Touch”

Drums on 2 “Queens of the Stone Age” albums

New “Deftones” song


The Roots & Jimmy Fallon


New “Holy Grail” song, never heard of them.


“Stone Temple Pilots” plan to carry on with their search for a new singer!!!


“Tremonti” 2016 tour dates


Dave Grohl talks about “Nirvana”


“Pearl Jam” released the album “Yield”, probably my favourite Pearl Jam album, February 3rd 1998. I was working with a tinsmith & his son installing A/C at a seniors home that summer. Played this album everyday in the car at 5:30 am on the way to the job. After high school graduation & before my first semester in the U of R.

“The Agonist” shared it…..

Scott Stapp (Creed) plays www.wikipedia.com fact or fiction


Miley Cyrus to be adviser on “The Voice”


I could do an entire different blog on Dave Grohl alone. I saw something on www.youtube.com about 10 albums you didn’t know he played on, then I thought “Hey, you missed 3 albums?”.

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

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


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

Ian Fletcher Thornley’s Facebook status update.

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

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

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

Headliners for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit


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


Heath Ledger’s ‘Joker’ in The Dark Knight


“The Dead Weather” who? Perform on Stephen Colbert


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

Top 10 overused songs in movies & TV

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

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


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

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


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


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


Outkast biopic possibly?


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

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


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

If you’re getting this through Facebook, feel invited to like & share this! Facebook or the actual website give this a second to load all of the links. Some days youtube.com is a little wonky?

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

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

“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




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Read it & be safe out there.


Dance with Addams Family’s Lurch to Megadeth!

Pentatonix song/clip from upcoming documentary!


AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, sentenced to 8 months of home detention. That’s it for conspiracy to commit murder & drug possession charges. Does that seem like a weak sentence for being involved with a planned murder to anyone else?


New Coheed & Cambria album October 9th


After seeing this do I eat a tortilla or listen to music on a tortilla? Maybe both in the opposite direction?


That time Dave Grohl played a guitar solo with his broken leg.


Sixx Sense interview with Mark Tremonti & Garrett Whitlock

13 years ago this was released. 1 of the 2 albums I like by them.


Album review/article for the upcoming album by Lamb of God. July 24th


Who has seen ‘Montage of Heck’? I haven’t, I don’t have HBO $20.00/month on cable for 3 channels.


Yes, Ronnie James Dio is dead. Am I going to this every year for however long? Could we just let him R. I. P.


I like Ben Affleck him in a stand alone Batman movie would be really great, for me anyways!


Phi Anselmo on Vinnie Paul. Former band mates in Pantera


New song from Lamb of God!!!!!!!!

^^This is one of the reasons I don’t play my music around Kim much if ever. She did hear a TON of Tool in the summer of 2006 before I saw them for the first time in Edmonton.

Top 10 Megadeth songs by Loud Wire


New Marilyn Manson video/song for anybody that wants it?

Barenaked Ladies release a new single from the album “Silverball”


Lamb of God released another song from their upcoming album!

Classic Rock’s 25 albums of the year so far


Another reason for me not to own any Kid Rock


Yeah, ’cause the makeup is the reason for selling multiple albums to fans every where? I’ve never cared for a light show or any other ‘gimmick’ at a concert, I don’t have the ‘gimmick’ at home. Tool is the only band I’ve seen with a really good lighting show, which added to the show!


Dave Grohl on every instrument, King Diamond on vocals

Muse live!

These kids will open for Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin singer)! How do I get that show or can I at least watch it?


Dave Grohl’s cast for his broken leg is gone!




Songs I like. “Live”

New album, new singer!

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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




Tuesday, June 24th 2014


Linkin Park play surprise set on the Warped Tour.



Tea Party (the band) release single on iTunes.



This has potential to be a decent album.



In Flames “Siren Charms” review.



A Masterpiece review by the CoS/RIOB on the Who’s album “Tommy”



Probot, 1 album that’s OK. Dave Grohl’s attempt at metal music. Of course I like it, I’m biased. I wouldn’t call it a straight out metal album, that would be and was a big let down for metal fans. If I like something that lot’s of people don’t, that’s fine. Dave Grohl played all of the instruments, wrote all of the songs and sent the songs to his favourite metal singers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LIkKmgbFpA Probably the heaviest song on the album. Max from “Sepultura”/”Soul fly” on vocals.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Ewd_fpETI Jack Black on vocals! WARNING! FOR EVERY LINK HERE ON!


The only actual video from this album with Lemmy of Motorhead on vocals.



First song on the album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1ZYl081D14 Cronos of “Venom” on vocals.


Sung by King Diamond http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIULVRLh4e0


“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


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