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5 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 150 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Thursday.

Let me “Break it down” for you!

3 days of 200 leg lifts, 150 crunches, 150 squats, & 100 back flexes. 1 day of 200 pushups, & 150 tricep lifts.  Then Thursdays are yoga & stretching for a little more than an hour.

I fell asleep to “Puscifer” the album “V is for vagina”

I exercised to “Devin Townsend” the album “Empath”


Apparently I won’t be seeing the doctor that tells me to “lose some weight” is not there anymore.  Our brother-in-law works on the servers for the cancer clinic at the Pasqua hospital.  It’s a long story that I haven’t heard as to why that doctor is not there.  I’ll be seeing a new doctor who’s been given my case.

Kim tells me that the reason I’ve had to continue with appointments is that it was because my previous doctor wanted me there.  More info for the story of how the chemo, radiation, & medication helped keep me alive.  I guess this is a double edged sword in some way.

It would be great if they got all of the info regarding what worked to keep me alive & help other patients & doctors with the entire story.  On the other hand I won’t have to deal with someone body shaming me once a year.

The body shaming didn’t bother me at all, I just found it odd & rude.  That was the only doctor that said that to me.  I graduated high school at 185 lbs.  When I went into the hospital I was 265 lbs.  I probably weighed 270 or 280 when I was released & kept eating garbage.  Right now I’m 230 lbs.  If I lose 20 lbs that would be great, any more than that, I’ll look like a bag of bones.

I’m 6’1” with a big frame.  That is the same thing for most of my relatives on my mother’s side of the family.  The majority of my T-Shirts fit me & I feel healthier since doing daily exercise & eating healthier.  I don’t really care how much I weigh as long as I feel good.  Losing 20 more pounds is more of a bonus than a necessity.


Trivium’s guess for the release of a new Tool album was WAY off!


I miss “Pantera” too.  I was late to the game.  They were all alive when I got into them through Corey McDonald in SIAST.  They were in different bands at the time though.

I don’t know if rock music needs/wants to be saved?  It’s there, just harder to find.




At every home “Saskatchewan Roughriders” game, I hear the song below.  It’s from 1987.  LIVE IN THE NOW PLEASE!

Sorry, Guns n’ Roses aren’t for me.

When you live in Regina, Saskatchewan & have only been to 3 music festivals over 20 years ago.  Not being able to see a festival sucks but it’s the norm in the middle of nowhere.  You’ll be OK Miami.


Today “Big Wreck” released only another single.  I was hoping it would be a preorder as well, it wasn’t.  I’m pretty sure they’re busy with the 2nd guitarist’s cancer though.  We’ve got 2 singles from the new album this new one first then the first single below it.  Much heavier than I’ve heard from them!



Right at the beginning I’ll admit that I know nothing about him.  Acoustic guitar player & singer.  I can tell you after a brief google check that he’s American.  His name is Matt Weddle, Obadiah Parker is his stage name.  I own 3 EPs, 5 songs each.  They’re all cover well known songs.  He has 2 original albums on iTunes, I haven’t heard them yet.  He does have a band but it is very rare to hear them on the EPs……


2008   THE TIP JAR VOL.  1


2014   THE TIP JAR VOL. 2


2016   THE TIP JAR VOL. 3

This EP is very tough to find any videos from.  He does cover this song though…

How long are the Toronto Blue Jays going to continue this “Socrates Brito” experiment going?  He’s one of the worst hitters on bad team.  If a player’s batting average is 0.077, they’re very lucky to be on any roster.  An average of 0.250 is just OK.  Are they keeping him there because he can catch a fly ball?

For me he’s just a guy taking up space when there are 2 minor league players knocking on the door to play right field.  Heck they have 2 capable right fielders now.  Brito plays maybe once a week.  They’re going to trade 2 of their top pitchers, but keep Brito?  I don’t think you’d get anything in return if they traded Brito.  I say just cut him & move on.


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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

I exercised to “Metallica” the new album “Hardwired……………….to Self-Destruct”


400 leg lifts, 160 pushups, planking, yoga, 200 crunches & 80 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

I just added the crunches on Thursday, 100 crunches a day.  The crunches had nothing to do with my back!  I know what caused it, I’ve had back issues since high school.  My wheelchair seat was over inflated & the squats always hurt my back a bit.  So I’m going to continue doing 100 crunches a day.  I could also just twist in my seat to borrow a pen & my back would go out?  That’s what happened in grade 10?

Kim had Wednesday off, so I took it off too.  I got in the shower while she went out to get coffees & cinnamon buns.  We sat on the balcony before it got too warm.  I can’t get out there in my wheelchair.  Kim has to help me, or I can crawl out if needed.  Came inside watched a bit of TV.  Kim went for a roller blade.  She showered, we watched a little more TV, and then we went to see “Wonder Woman” in the comfy recliners at the Southland Mall.  I don’t know where it came from but we had a movie pass that we used today!

I spent 1 day a week, for almost exactly a year being in the pool during my physiotherapy.  I can’t swim anymore.  I was lowered into the pool by what’s called a “Hoyer” lift.  It’s basically a crane for people who can’t walk.  Once I was in the pool there’s a rail all the way around the pool for me to hold on to.  I was able to walk & do some different physio exercises, all while holding on to the rail.  The pool is only 5 feet deep & it’s heated.  It’s quite a bit like a warm bath.  I would walk to each side of the pool holding the railing.  I’d float on my back with weights on my feet & I was to kick my feet during that time.  One leg is stronger than the other, I’d kick my feet & go in circles.  My therapist had me try a different walker in the pool as well, that didn’t work out to well.


If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.


Remember “covfefe = coffee in Russian”


Sad that Ed Sheeran’s tune fits with Disturbed vocals


If this is recorded I hope it’s different than this performance!


Ozzy Osbourne & Nine Inch Nails to headline festival!



Wanna hear/see a clip of every “Muse” song on bass?  Looks impressive!


The first thing I thought when I heard Foo Fighters single “Run” was “Oh my, the riff really reminds me of Pearl Jam’s tune ‘Spin the Black Circle”


Another tribute to Chris Cornell.  This time a song by “Audioslave” shared by www.loudwire.com


20 songs produced by Kanye West, that I’ve never heard?  Rap isn’t my thing.  His birthday was Thursday!



The songs “Madness” & “Dig Down” by Muse are done with an electric bass I have never seen anyone else use.


Cool!  Another great tune from the new “Royal Blood” album.  This & Big Wreck were/are my most anticipated album of 2017, until I found out Foo Fighters’ may have a release this year.  Royal Blood is not a metal band, if you’re worried about that.  The singer plays a distorted electric bass & the other member of the group plays drums.  That’s all, just the 2 of them!


What happens when, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, reacts to teens’ reaction of the new Linkin Park!  Hahahahahahahahahahaha!



10 things to learn about singer Maynard James Keenan (singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer)



Muse’s top 10 songs


Alice Cooper’s ‘Paranoiac Personality’ Single Blends Modern and Classic Sounds, ‘Paranormal’ Track Listing Unveiled



Sorry, a little late today did my exercise, then had breakfast & flipped on CNN.  It was difficult to peel my eyes away from the TV.  It’s like watching a bad car crash.  Looks like the world has never been so divided.



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I fell asleep to “Dream Theater” the album “The Astonishing”

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Everyone is marching, protesting & refusing to let him be President.  If America voted to have him as their leader, who voted for him?  Remember he still has, I think it’s 11, accusations of sexual assault against him.  I don’t know if he can be allowed in the White House as President until he’s proven innocent of those allegations?  A President can’t really do much unless other politicians agree for the same law, from what I know.  (There’s a good chance here that I have no clue what I’m talking about).  United States of America, I don’t think so.  At the moment it seems more like the Divided States of America.  A President leads you, you’re in a “Free” country.  Now, more than ever, is when America has/needs to come together.  Democrat or Republican, it’s every American’s country, & you only get one so treat it well.  Bring back the American dream!  Trump is worried about illegal immigrants, I don’t see that being an issue at the moment.  I think the only immigrants to worry about right now are the ones who want to cause an act of terror.  The rest of them are likely too scared to immigrate to the USA.

I’m a little scared here in Canada.  Whatever happens in America, eventually affects the neighbors to the north in some way.  That I don’t agree with but I’m pretty sure there’s nothing I can do about it.  “I would never wish bad things but I don’t wish Trump well”

Now the KKK want to have a victory parade for Trump.  OK, if he actually shows up, that’s another strike against him.


He’s President, hold him to his promises & watch him back pedal



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Looks as though Big Wreck are doing a video shoot


Foo Fighters have highlighted another piece of the map, only on Facebook though.


Bon Jovi is at number 1.  Is it the 1980s again?



Pentatonix shared it…


I love the word “prodigy” what are you gonna get?  A box of chocolates.



Maynard James Keenan’s, Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer singer, 10 weirdest stage outfits.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne’s most recent & retired guitar player.



Just because I can & they were my first concert when I was 12 & my only sibling, Mitch, at the age of 5.




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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Silent Radar”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle.

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I did it!  I hit all of my goals, & even exceeded one to make up for my performance on Tuesday.  Things are getting better & better.


Not only did the Jays lose on Wednesday, & they’re done now for the year…………………..again!  We had a second power outage last night?  2 days in a row.  At least last night’s blackout was only 20 minutes long?  Baseball season is done for me.

Goodbye Jose Bautista at the very least.  I hope somebody offers you $20,000,000/year.  I’m not a general manager, even a qualifying offer of $17,800,000 seems like too much.  He talks too much, can’t really back it up, & has become a notorious whiner throughout this past season.  The Blue Jays will look different next year, hopefully younger too?


Puscifer & Ronda Rousey take a shot at Donald Trump.  Thanks Elka!



“Alter Bridge” album review.  For me, each album is a bit better than the last!  Below the review is 1 song from each of their 5 studio albums.  LANGUAGE IN THE REVIEW!!!!!!

Article review from another site.



Pearl Jam’s Facebook status

“Vs. turns 23 today! Pearl Jam’s second studio album was released on October 19, 1993.”


Remember “Econoline Crush” one of THE Canadian rock bands to find success in the ‘90s?  Here’s their Facebook status………….


EC has signed a deal with the Canadian independent label Strong and Free. The label and staff are working hard to get us up to speed. In the meantime we are currently working on a full length recording to be completed and released early 2017. We will also be releasing other material such as remixes, demos, videos and songs. Thanks again for your love and support.”


WHY?!  That’s an extremely light sentence in comparison to the crime & what his daughter will live with for the rest of her life!



Ellen Degeneres feels grateful for the life she has!



Thanks mom!  A Canadian beer commercial!  Hahahahahahahaha!



Alter Bridge’s, Myles Kennedy, does acoustic version of “Watch Over You” in Amsterdam


27 years ago Nine Inch Nails released the album “Pretty Hate Machine”



Article with Opeth singer, Mikael Akerfeltd.  Fantastic album!  Weird, calm, no death metal vocals!  I think some fans are fed up with Opeth releasing “calmer” music.



The Agonist shared it…..


Lamb of God honour late fan in song “Duke”.  Song inside the link.




Reminds me of just how lucky I am, & how much I don’t want to waste a day, even chocked me up!


New/Cool gadget from Nintendo.


2 albums tonight for me at 12:00 am Eastern time!


Alter Bridge behind the song “Losing Patience “





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Kim’s back has been really sore this weekend, even sore a bit at work on Friday.  We stayed home all weekend.  Kim’s been using my walker when she needs to get up.  She’s spent most of the weekend on the couch.  She tries so hard to be Super-girl.  I keep telling her to relax & that I’ll get whatever she needs.  It’s a change of pace for both of us.  A change as to who’s taking care of who.  I’ve done more this weekend so Kim can rest her back.  She’s still in quite a bit of pain.   Now that I’ve figured out how to do more, I intended to keep it up.

We had plans today, Kim just can’t do it though.  Her back is just too sore.

She slept on the couch last night, she was in too much pain to make it to the bedroom.  Today she’s laying on the laminate flooring.  I’ll be watching the 162nd/final game of the regular season for MLB today between the Toronto Blue Jays vs. The Boston Red Sox.



The Toronto Blue Jays in the month of April won 11 games & lost 15 games.  If that record was reversed to 15W-11L these last 3 games of the regular season in Boston wouldn’t be so crucial.  Every broadcaster talks about “meaningful games” in September.  The games in April mean nothing now?  Give me a break?!?


Who knew actress Margot Robbie, Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, had a metal phase?



24 years ago Friday, Alice in Chains released the album “Dirt”



Audio interview with Maynard James Keenan, singer of “Tool”, “A Perfect Circle”, & “Puscifer”.



Shh!  Don’t tell “Steel Panther” it’s not the 1980s anymore.


NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  NSFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They got heat for this?


Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee, on Stephen Colbert show.



20 years ago, Saturday, “Tool” released the album “AEnima”



10 best sketches from season 41 of SNL.  Sketches inside the link.


This is obviously not in there.


All-star tribute to “The Beatles” album “Revolver”



“Pantera” singer Phil Anselmo, has tarnished the name of “Pantera” according to drummer Vinnie Paul.  If you ask me, they’re all a bit wacky but I love their music!




Margot Robbie was the host on SNL.






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,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Puscifer” the album “Money Shot” after 3 or 4 attempts at other albums including “Prince” the album “Purple Rain” & “Pantera” the album “Vulgar Display of Power”

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE IN THE SONG BELOW!!! Prince never allowed any audio in his youtube videos. Here’s Foo Fighters covering “Darling Nikki” as a B-Side for single from “The Colour & The Shape” released in 1997.

I exercised to “Dream Theater” the first 3 songs on the album “The Astonishing”

Followed by “Lynyrd Skynyrd” a double album “The Essential” on shuffle

Rydell I remember this from your wedding. I think you were dancing with the mothers?

I have to put this. It was a hilarious episode of the 4 season series “My Name is Earl”

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So now I’m living cancer free which is awesome! Those 4 & ½ years look smaller & smaller as time progress’. Can’t remember them nor do I really want to. Now I pay far more attention to my health. I eat much better than I did before. Sure I splurge like most people about 2 or 3 times a month or on the odd occasion we go out, which isn’t very often. The rest of the time I drink a mixture of fruit & vegetables I toss in a blender & have that for breakfast usually other than once a month that we go out for brunch. Lunch is usually a chicken wrap with a bit of grated cheese & Frank’s Red Hot. Supper is a wild card, usually chicken with Quinoa & wild rice in some form with some type of vegetables or a salad from Pita Pit or something along those lines. I eat less sugar filled stuff than I did before. Even my snacks are grapes, carrots or rice/pita crackers & hummus. 2 or 3 liters of water or a glass of cranberry juice to change it up a bit. If we go out, it depends on my mood, a salad or the tastiest thing on the menu. I exercise Monday-Friday for a little over an hour & I think we’ll be walking Saturdays & Sundays in our parkade with my walker & Kim holds me to make sure I don’t fall! I wish you all could meet her, she’s beyond AWESOME!

There’s no manual for surviving, surviving stage 4 brain cancer. I was told to exercise, especially my core muscles. So I spend roughly 1 ½ hours every morning exercising. My abdominal muscles are incredible, unfortunately they’re covered by a layer of fat. My mom suggested I try doing some squats! I’ve added that into my exercises. I have many exercises I can do here at home on the floor & stairs, walking & using the exercise bike in the condo’s “gym” aka a exercise bike & a treadmill.

Toronto Blue Jays baseball Monday evening, so you know where I was……………on the couch………….watching them lose 7-5 when they were winning 5-1???

Megadeth shared it……

Good for you & you’re filthy mouth.


Keep doing what you’re doing North Carolina. Your law just makes everyone avoid you more & more……………………& more!


Mood Booster! Sorry, it’s a day late?

Axl Rose spoke & now it’s on the internet, SURPRISE! Video inside the link.


Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) & Joan Jett on stage for a medley


Beyonce getting closer to the rock genres?


Mark Tremonti’s 5 essential guitar albums


I had to sorry, LANGUAGE!

Order “Opeth” beer here


More ‘Prince’ covers Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) & Liz Phair (’90s rocker)

http://www.nme.com/news/prince/93227?utm_campaign=nme-daily-26th-apr-26-04-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter Songs are inside the link! I knew the name didn’t know any of her music. Here’s a random www.youtube.com song


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Lazy weekend here. Friday night was Clear the DVR. Saturday I went with my parents to a virtual tour of the new football stadium for the 2017 season, came home & stayed out of Kim’s way while she cleaned. When she cleans it’s how normal people clean twice a year. Everything is moved, clean the spot where it sits & when one room has been finished she might put things back or usually most of them. When she cleans like that, I stay out of the way, she’s on a mission! Sunday has been quiet thus far & likely wont change!

The 1975 on Jimmy Fallon

5 questions with Lzzy & guitarist Joe of “Halestorm”


Ozzy Osbourne calls Black Sabbath a clever mistake


The Strokes will be releasing new music this summer


Making a Murderer


Musician was asked to fill in for Motorhead tour


I’d hit up 20-35% of these shows if they were to stop in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba.


So Maynard James Keenan will be touring with “Puscifer” again, yet no “Tool” album since 2006. It’s been a decade at this point, go ahead make it 15 years. I’m getting good at waiting!

14 rock acts that have had brushes with death


10 best metal albums of 2006


Tool’s not really metal to me. I’ll take “Iron Maiden” or more likely “Lamb of God”

16 years ago AC/DC released the album “Stiff Upper Lip”. The album that sounds the same as the rest of their albums. When you buy AC/DC, Motorhead, Cannibal Corpse, or a TON of other groups’ albums you know what to expect from certain bands, I’m guilty of it also. I like Motorhead, so I know what I’m getting, that’s why I have 2 Greatest Hits albums & their last release “Aftershock”


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