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4 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 600 crunches, 200 squats, 200 back flexes, 120 pushups, 600 curls (10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm), 600 tricep extensions w/5 pound weight, 400 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “…but the sun”, followed by some of “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

 

I had to cut back the back flexes to 300 over a 5 day week, easily the toughest part of my exercise.  I’ve also brought the number of squats down, quality over quantity.  I’m expecting to be at a minimum of 300 in a 5 day week.  Everything else will stay as it is, another sweaty week but feeling good & confident.

So as I was finishing my exercise on Tuesday doing the downward dog yoga pose, I fell getting back to the ground I rammed my face into the ground, off of the mat & on the laminate floor.  Sure it hurt for a bit, I checked my nose & teeth.  My nose wasn’t bleeding & my teeth were all there & not chipped, I was fine, sweaty but fine.

Now that I’m stronger & more confident, I want to do more.  My mind races at night thinking of small things I can do to help around here & elsewhere.  Kim’s been taking are of the house me & Brewster for over 12 years.  I want to step up & do my part here so she doesn’t become overwhelmed.  She comes home from work 5 days a week & makes a REALLY FANTASTIC meal & I clean up after supper.             Other than that, I fold & put away my laundry, vacuum on occasion & sometimes wet Swiffer the floor.  I feel now as though I can do more since I’m here all week.

I can’t afford the moon or anything extravagant.  I can help in smaller ways now.  I’m starting with my grandparents.  They don’t drink water.  So I’ve filled 2X1liter bottle of water flavoured with Mio flavouring so that it tastes more like a juice than plain water.  Something little I can do to help out.  I get excited about stuff like this.  It’s nice to look forward to something other than exercise every day.

I’m getting stronger now, I can tell!  I’m still in a wheelchair, iPatch still, & no driving since Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  Just physically stronger.  Not only am I able to help out around the house more, but now my mid-life crisis present to myself is back but, if it happens it will likely be a 2/3 life crisis at least.  It was a car & now it’s a PRS guitar.

https://www.prsguitars.com/index.php/electrics/model/ce_24_semi_hollow_2019

A bunch of cool stuff none of which I have & it’s pretty!  Mid-life crisis?  13/16 life crisis or pipe dream!

Well forget that!  Brewster went to the vet after Kim was done work Wednesday & the news wasn’t great!  His heart murmur is between a 5 & 6.  6 is the worst, which means a strong possibility of heart enlargement, heart attack &/or fluid in his lungs.  Now I’m EXTREMELY worried.  Tests & definitely medication, just a matter of how much medication?

Kim is home sick today, she’ll likely be spending the day in bed today.  I got up a bit after 6:00 am, got to my exercises while Kim showered & tried to go to work.  She showered and did her hair but never made it out of the bedroom.  I don’t like contract work much.  She’s not there, she doesn’t get paid.  Oh well, not my job & not really my business.

 

I didn’t even know about this movie on Netflix?  I’ll have to watch it sometime soon!  Here’s the trailer & a review.

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-reviews/spy-netflix-sacha-baron-cohen-review-875869/?fbclid=IwAR3MunXWxtwF5rgQksY3MOSjeCIcN8Xcv1_z7xkLXwZlWj2ydKn5i8CMnkU

New TOOL article/interview as of September 1st!  Long but GREAT album!  Worth the 13 year wait.

https://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-new-tool-album-fantastic-eight-years-ago/?fbclid=IwAR12zIinHj9dji_QtPMmf1hfSkznv9qNv4Bo1HTifEEem9qRugqBLFw9-9Y

Every TOOL fan has seen this lately, I saw it late last week.  Very well done mashup of Taylor Swift & an older TOOL song!

BIG THANKS to Mitch & George Fraser for getting my VERY old electric guitar gear working!!!!!!!  Another thing to look forward to everyday!

I’ve often thought about listening to “Gojira” since I do like “Sepultura”, but something stops me from being a fan every time?

https://www.kerrang.com/features/11-bands-who-wouldnt-be-here-without-sepultura/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1ELqwBCkiV4pXmBJ4GF6hYbx4Ke_7pgCzU4hxy1kcGYDNHgBSjde-w_Tc

Nobody should like “System of a Down”.  Many of my friends & I think they’re GREAT!   Maybe because there’s nothing that sounds like their music, at least in North America or that I know of?  Here’s a story about their second album out of a total of 5 mass releases.  They’re quite popular.

https://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-toxicity-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR1yPaxfTH97VoELvpGisijllxuYLz9hkJUcDTOiyvYCfCXwt5u9BKGqFew

https://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-toxicity-facts/?fbclid=IwAR0nZfpbSbP-QKO6eBPkIdsiTARxAQCGvjlx6hM08CsCzWQ_mRsOKLTfyeQ

I don’t think any rock/metal/other band is about to change mainstream music.  It will be a force of many bands & artists to make a significant change.   I couldn’t care less about album sales, as long as I get to hear what I like!

https://loudwire.com/tool-fear-inoculum-likely-numer-1-taylor-swift/?fbclid=IwAR0TQxS-nQJnFY1nkffdS45MdkDLGGO-_pCh1VZblqSBHm5sr18w2ZtpN9s

Under rated albums of the 1990s.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/the-12-most-underrated-albums-of-the-90s/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR2H2OdGO2_euSra9krb_GxWAchw1pYJHlKCPrqa0Jj0KB-p_M3u6Epr-wk

 

EARTHSIDE

More progressive rock/metal but they tend to go quiet & mellow to the heavier side of things throughout a song.  I haven’t done an “Opeth” music guide yet, but they would be “Opeth” lite followed by “Tool” who would be “Earthside” lite.  All 3 of these bands are progressive & they are all capable of doing light atmospheric music on their albums as well as rock & metal, much like “Dream Theater” as well.

When I say “progressive” in reference to these current metal/rock bands, I mean that the songs are often in rare time signatures.  Not always a song you can tap your foot to.  Most radio friendly songs are in a basic 4/4 time.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s simple & to the point.  That gets boring for me after a while & other bands will change time signatures 2-6 times in one song.  Then that can become boring & I’ll go back to the 4/4 stuff.  I always listen to the drums in a song.  It’s the rhythm that I listen to the most in a song.

I have one album by “Earthside” so here’s a sampling of it.

 

2015   A DREAM IN STATIC

 

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1 WEEK OF REST/THE BEACHES

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0 day exercise total; 000 leg lifts, 000 crunches, 000 squats, 000 back flexes, 000 curls 10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm, 000 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 000 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  no stretching, & yoga.

Music during my week long hibernation, the heat & I don’t play well together!  “The Watchmen”, “Tool”, “Nothing But Thieves”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Testament”, & “Pink”

Well, there’s a sampling of the albums I listened to this week.  ^^

 

No exercise this week at all.  Just a week to recharge the batteries & be extremely lazy.  No other appointments or any other things to keep track of.  Next week I hope to hit higher numbers in my exercise.  If I do, we’ll see if I can keep them slightly above what has been the normal amount.  Extra sleep was impossible, wake up around 3-4:00 am was almost a daily occurrence.  Why, I don’t know?

I’ve been watching a LOT of “Shark Week” that I recorded last week, along with Blue Jay baseball, Stephen Colbert, & Jimmy Fallon.

I learned something from watching “Shark Week”, it’s been right in front of my face the entire time.  What would most people do if a stranger just walked into their home & started poking, prodding, & just doing whatever they wanted?  Call the police, would be my first move while defending myself from the stranger.  Sharks don’t have police to call?  They can defend to a point, or just attack.  They don’t know what the poking or prodding is for.  Maybe humans should exercise the caring & compassion we have & get out of their house?

Remember, A) They were hear first & B) We live on the land, not in the water.

Unless there’s a rare healing source only in the ocean, get out & don’t become shark poop!

Kim & I watched the movie “Shazam” this week.  I thought it was a great family/superhero movie & Kim didn’t care for it at all.  It may have been a DC movie, but I found it lighter & funnier than most Marvel movies.

I’m a Canadian, living in Canada, therefore I know that I have very little influence on all foreign nations.  If I was a part of the American media, this is how I would handle the recent mass shootings.  Throwing names around will solve nothing.  If they want to change gun laws, DON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS IN A WEEK!      Hold your politicians accountable, IF YOU’RE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!  BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION!  YOU’RE ALREADY FAR TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Throughout this entire blog site, I now ask for no sympathy & have never really expected any.  If it sounds like a sob story, that’s on me.  Sure, there are things I can’t do, but I choose not to worry about them.  Is being physically handicapped frustrating?  Yes it is.  I am mobile enough to hopefully change some of that one day.  If you look at it as a whole, thigs could have easily turned out much worse, to the point of dying.  I didn’t die though & I’m thankful for that.  I now have the opportunity to change things for the better.  My chances of even coming out of a coma were pretty weak, according to the doctors 5-15%.  If you think of it that way, I’m doing REALLY GOOD!  So the doctors tell me.

Kim & I were chatting about my increase in one of my anti-depressant pills last night.  We both think I’ve been WAY more level headed than usual, now I’d just really like to sit & talk thing out with a psychologist or therapist.  A psychiatrist will speak with you briefly & prescribe medication.  Although things are going well, I’m sure both will be far more beneficial!

Thursday ended with a visit from friends of ours in Alberta & their 2 kids, the oldest is about to enter junior high school.  Makes me feel old……again.

…and the mistakes from Apple’s iTunes just keep on coming!!!!  Good thing I figured these 2 problem out in the last 2 months & helped your customer service team figure out how to solve it.  I find it SHOCKING that this company is keeping their head above water when a Joe Blow like myself knows more about their software than they do!  I have very minimal computer knowledge.  I don’t need to call you Apple, it’s fixed.  Keep pulling in the millions while I pay you for use of your subpar software.

Do you ever wonder why you can’t tag Apple or iTunes on Facebook?

 

New “In Flames” music/lyric video!

This is what all of us whiny “Tool” fans have been waiting for!!!! The 13 year wait ends officially on August 30th with the full release of the album “Fear Inoculum”

Finally a video for “Big Wreck’s” first single from the new album, out on August 30th.

 

THE BEACHES

I did 1 album review last year I grabbed a 5 song EP by them, released earlier this year.  The only reason I know about them is really because “Foo Fighters” played in the Toronto baseball stadium & “The Beaches” opened for them.  I assume they’re from Toronto.  4 girls just out of high school, started an indie rock band.

 

2019   THE PROFESSIONAL EP

I think 3/5 songs is enough & I don’t want to give you the entire EP either, that would be just wrong in my eyes.

 

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“IN MY HEAD”/DEF LEPPARD

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I fell asleep to “Iron Maiden” the album “The Final Frontier” & “Sum 41” the album “Order in Decline”

I exercised to “Billie Eilish” the album “When we die, where do we all go?” Kim & I saw her on Ellen & were both hooked!

 

 

No, I don’t hear voices in my head or anything else like that.  More often than not I overreact when something goes wrong.  I’m not perfect & I’m EXTREMELY critical about myself.  Lately I’ve been more conscious about relaxing in any instance when things go awry.  I could flip out about our A/C.  What good would that do?  I could have thrown a tantrum about having to redo our iTunes, what good would come of that?  I’d throw a tantrum, then feel just as small as the people who heard it.  Nobody deserves that.  I’ve made mistakes, & I learn from them.  Mostly I think to myself “How could I have handled that situation better?”  Much like when I was working.  If I made a mistake on a certain job, the salesperson or bindery workers would let me know & I’d approach it a different way.

At the end of the day, I just want things to be done right the first time, which doesn’t always happen.

I know I’m not perfect but that’s not going to stop me from trying to be better every day.  A guy with glasses, in a wheelchair, who is also weak with his arms, & who has anger issues, is not a guy to look up to.  I probably still have a long road ahead to address the effects of brain cancer, but it could be much worse.

I don’t take criticism well, why?  I know my speech & my strength aren’t anywhere near perfect.  I’m hard enough on myself.  If you can’t understand me, ask me to repeat what I said, I may say it louder, but I’m not yelling at you by any means.  I’m trying to speak clearly & a bit louder, just to make it clearer for you.  I’m sorry if anyone takes it as anger.

It was incredibly wrong of me to pick at people & point out, what I considered to be, their flaws in the beginning of this entire thing.  I did that to too many people, even one would be too many, my sincerest apologies to all.  Anyone could have turned the table on me & pointed out my MANY flaws.

I spent Tuesday with my parents in case the A/C went out again.  The guy was looking at it when I left, he’ll be here today with a valve rush ordered from B.C.  I guess the one they’ve replaced once is sticking & not able to allow the coolant through when it should.  Makes sense to me.  I hope this does the trick.

I’m usually hot anyways, but with it being so hot in here lately, I was cold at 3:00 am Monday night.  Kim had the comforter & I woke her up.  “What are you doing?” she asks, “Trying to get some of the comforter.  The sheet isn’t enough with the A/C working overnight, I’m cold.”

My parents were making a trip to the cabin to drop off some stuff.  Brewster & I tagged along on Tuesday.  We were there long enough to have a bathroom break, drop off a few things, & for Brewster to get covered in burs.  I tried to get some off but he yelped in pain.  He needs to see the groomer anyways, hopefully she can buzz most of them off, poor guy.  He sat on my lap the whole way back he just couldn’t get comfortable.

 

Great way to start the week, turn on my computron to see that a new “Big Wreck” album is set for full release on August 30th.  The tour hits Regina on Wednesday, November 13th!

Now if Tool does what they’ve said they will do, that makes 2 VERY anticipated album releases on the same day!

Speaking of “Tool”, here’s the artwork for the new album!

https://loudwire.com/tool-new-logo-teaser-album/?fbclid=IwAR0DAjQMCSMWEG0YT1LUAP9JjSWMlzxuqTPoHW_fSPrD-qih438JP5h2BWI

I don’t think “Tool” will release a single or preorder.  They prefer the listener to take in the album all at once.  I preorder on iTunes, however I’ll listen to the single at most 3 times.  I also prefer to listen to a full album.

1,200  That’s a TON of metal shows  I’m guessing I’ve been to roughly 300 shows in general, some metal, most aren’t.

https://loudwire.com/dad-son-1200-metal-shows/?fbclid=IwAR15IkzQIPA-gphtEv80a7KUl85t-IBDjytMs3BcwE_T1JNCW1eKN0x2VJQ

I hope “Breaking Benjamin” fans are up for an acoustic album because here it comes.

https://loudwire.com/breaking-benjamin-acoustic-album-underoath-red-saint-asonia-former-flyleaf-singers/?fbclid=IwAR0y_EH96EeGbpFTgWPNrWhgeGudogPeh2YNTAcK1U3bQa6Zc7P96pIgKs4

 

DEF LEPPARD

I only have the one album everybody’s heard at least one song off of.  “Hysteria”.  Years ago before I was sick, I hit the “Autofill” button on iTunes & was flooded with random music, most of which I didn’t want & deleted ASAP.  Sorry Anne Murray, great voice but I don’t listen to your music.  “Hysteria” was among the 6 or 8 albums I kept.

 

1987   HYSTERIA

No, I don’t listen to this much at all.  Most 1980s rock & metal aren’t for me.  I was born in January, 1980.  My parents didn’t listen to hard rock or metal from that time, well, never metal.  I grew up on Jimmy Buffet, Dire Straits, Glass Tiger, The Monkees, The Partridge Family, Fine Young Cannibals (which I own on CD), Queen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, etc.

 

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FEELING HOT, HOT, HOT/ANDREE 3000/iTunes Update

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “…like Clockwork”

I exercised to “Pretty Vicious” a 4 song EP & multiple singles

 

 

+40 Celcius outside, & our A/C isn’t working at all.  I guess that means it’s +29 Celcius in our suite.  This is our 6th summer here & there’s only been 1 summer we haven’t had to call about the A/C not working.  That’s the main reason I exercise ASAP in the morning.  In the winter it will remain +20 Celcius & nobody in the building turns on their boiler heat & the A/C will freeze if we turn it on.  We open our balcony door in the winter just as much as we do for using the BBQ in the summer.

All of our windows face South so it’s usually +20 Celcius or more in here year ‘round without the boiler or A/C on.  I often wish we lived in igloos all year like some other countries assume we do.

We borrowed a fan from my parents on Monday.  By far the best sleep I’ve had in a month!

 

Chris Adler not up to drumming for “Lamb of God” yet after injury.  There’s an album I can stop waiting for this year.  😦

Billy Joel plays “Pour Some Sugar on me”.  Would be nice if you could hear his piano in the mix.

If you think metal fans are crazy, read this study

http://www.openculture.com/2019/05/1980s-metalhead-kids-are-alright.html?fbclid=IwAR1DLfDyS0q875p8d4JIe2AvMw0n20tb4SrWZQLEDZrrpnNpmrmzlo07we8

I listen to one of the bands mentioned.  I’ve heard a 2 or 3 of the others & I’ve never even heard the name of the majority of other groups.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/10-bands-no-one-expected-to-be-so-influential-today/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR1yJK8P5fGAFDksbO1TtV4pkROQ0zCx-tzwCWVPhI-jvgdtCGpqrlUiMOc

This is real!  I called the Apple support line regarding this.  iTunes is gone, but the idea of it isn’t.  Anything purchased before or after the Apple update will stream.  Everybody will have the option to buy music or subscribe to the streaming service after the update.  One store, one media player, & 2 ways to attain music, purchase for the entire file or “download” it as a streaming item only.  Nothing is really changing except the software, you will need pretty much anything other than an iPod Classic to stream the music.  I have a new iPod touch coming soon, yet my iPod Classic still works.  For me this is not a big deal.  If you still have an iPod Classic, I recommend you get an iPod Touch, iPhone, switch music players & order CDs from Amazon.  Unfortunately the update does not support the iPod classic.  You’ll need a cell phone or an iPod Touch to use the update.

https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-killing-itunes-macos-catalina-what-happens-to-your-library-2019-6?utm_content=buffer1dd72&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi&fbclid=IwAR2ZI9E-uccGzdG4OXs-UtI8u0L9xmVnCGtNK_j4yNxI2rsN5GKkmOiDqKE

I think this is a very good move by Apple, since all I use it for is music!  The only downside of this move are the people who have working iPod Classics.  Mine still works but I have an iPod Touch on the way.  The update also includes PC computers.  What I forgot to ask is “If I stream the music I’ve paid for, do I pay the monthly fee to stream it?”  I don’t think that will be the case, but I could be wrong?  If I am wrong, I’ll just use it as a regular iPod classic, if it streams GREAT!  As for the release of the update?  It won’t happen until the fall of this year.

I don’t listen to Disturbed’s music, I haven’t listened to it since I heard their 3rd album & stopped listening to all of their albums.  Their lead singer doesn’t seem to take any criticism well, but he’s not against dishing it out!!!

 

 

ANDREE 3000

Yep, the guy from the rap duo “Outkast”.  I bought the album on CD where the 2 of them made an album without the other guy.  I liked the Andree 3000 album more.  “The Love Below” he also acted in the movie “Four Brothers” with Mark Wahlberg.  About 4 adopted boys returning home to find the killer of their foster mother.

Here’s one of their hits as a rap duo.

 

2003   THE LOVE BELOW

 

 

 

It took a rocket foul ball to hit a very young child at a baseball game before players reacted saying there needs to be extended netting around the 3rd base & 1st base line.  What did analyst/former backup catcher Gregg Zaun say before he got the boot from Roger’s Media 2 years ago?  Something to the effect of ‘Don’t buy a ticket in that area if you can’t react fast enough for a ball or a bat flying into the stands’.  I don’t like the reason he was fired, sexual misconduct which means there’s at least one victim if not more, but I’m elated he’s gone.  Just sucks that his actions likely made someone a victim.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-guerrero-jr-grichuk-support-extending-safety-netting/

 

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IS MY MENTALITY ATTACHED TO MY CANCER?/BILLY JOEL

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

I exercised to “The Struts” both albums on shuffle.  If you enjoy “Queen”, I highly recommend them, their not as operatic, but slightly more pop instead.

Well, it was back to the grind on Monday.  No sinus cold to hold me back this week.  I’ve decided each Tuesday or Thursday will be yoga & stretching, the other day will be pushups & tricep lifts.  I need to stretch more, & I think the yoga, walking w/ my walker, squats, & leg lifts could all be beneficial to walking w/ my walker on my own.

As for my mental side of things, I don’t want it to be tied to my cancer but it is.  That’s no excuse for how I acted to people on the original link to this blog in 2011 & 2012, or when I blew up on an innocent victim last week.  The stress & frustration are more self-inflicted.  I always think to myself “This is my fault.  I should do more!  I should get better, faster!  Why am I not walking on my own yet?”

As for me being stubborn, that’s genetic through my mother’s side of the family.  I got that stubbornness & multiplied it by infinity.  Everybody else on that side of the family managed to deal with it properly though.  I feel like all through elementary & high school I bent over backwards, to make others comfortable & it doesn’t seem like anyone will bend for me at all, on the flip side of that no one should have to.  I know that’s not true, it’s “In my head”.

People might think I’m a victim or a hero………………….I’m neither of those things, I’m alive.  To those who say I’m “playing” the role of a victim.  I’m alive & I’m thankful for that.  I hope this makes sense, I’m a hero physically if that’s what you want to call me but I’m a victim mentally.  Everybody has the right to call me whatever they like.  “I’m just a little bit caught in the middle.”  I’m a victim mentally & I project it on others unintentionally without even knowing what I said.  I’m a victim, then I make others a victim.  More than enough of that.  I’m truly sorry & I don’t want to attack/hurt/victimize anyone from last week on.

 

I fell in love with Big Wreck when I turned 19 legal age to be in a bar. That was my first time seeing them. I’m 39 now & I haven’t missed a Big Wreck show in Regina, Saskatchewan ever.  I’ve seen them live at least 12-15 times. They instantly became one of my favourite bands, & still are!  Please help their 2nd guitarist, Brian Doherty, beat cancer by donating to this go fund me site please?

https://www.gofundme.com/brian-doherty-cancer-care-fund?fbclid=IwAR379Q2mDgpmwzvWiDd4XRczFo7qQ3VQw2eWZ8xOj6f9yS2qltyaUCIje88

Billy Idol & Bryan Adams tour, American dates only.  I could do with just Bryan Adams, but Billy Idol should be a good show too.  No, I can’t go.  If it’s not here, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, or Edmonton, I’m out.  Depending on how many other show’s I’ve been to or have tickets to, our money tree is usually bare.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/bryan-adams-billy-idol-us-tour-828546/?fbclid=IwAR3XCO_FdUEOoQqqjbX-FpvXbxXAXObw1JeeQp6D12iNpY9B3ZLxG9sR0XE

I’m the man baby here & I’m HIGH maintenance, I’m not even the eye candy here it’s Kim!  In order it’s Kim, Brewster, then me.  Kim’s HAWT, Brewster is furry & cute, & I’m just incredibly sweaty every day!

Remember “Woodstock 1994”?  That was a mess, probably a good thing the 50th anniversary of Woodstock was cancelled.

https://loudwire.com/woodstock-50th-anniversary-festival-canceled/?fbclid=IwAR1LuALPceBA9vedxczNWnxlUy6bHTd8v6UEezF9jTFBWIerav_L-mUqeQw

OK, why?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/woodstock-50-organizers-committed-not-cancelled-828953/?fbclid=IwAR3IVx-H3x59HXbHeS2Nm_xbodyHg9IoeejQYdtFF45nkWPhBxrEhjrNG8E

LANGUAGE, IT’S LIVE MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank goodness!  I can deal with roughly 6 of the groups listed.  The rest aren’t for me or I haven’t checked them out yet.

https://loudwire.com/heavy-metal-fastest-growing-genre/

14 years ago “Lamb of God” released one of my favourite albums “Ashes of the Wake”.  Why are they releasing a 15 year anniversary version on Friday?

https://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-ashes-of-the-wake-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR3uhtACd6QklxnlHU172JlZvZxvwZmBRQUsaiEcqrGVJ3LIPHalKZZlz2g

 

BILLY JOEL

He’s been around for as long as I can remember.  Seems so recently that “We didn’t start the fire” was just released, but I was in elementary school, 1989.  I remember going to a sitters place for lunch & after school, she had a son a few years older than me at the same school.  When that song was released, it was all he’d play.  We also listened to a lot of “The B52s” & “Fine Young Cannibals”.

Weirdest time I heard Billy Joel played was 4 of us heading to Saskatoon in my brother’s car to see a metal band, “Trivium”.  We all knew the words & sang along to Billy Joel’s “Greatest Hits” on the drive there.  I only have his double album of Greatest Hits, & the album “River of Dreams”…

 

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Chris

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WEEKEND UPDATE/ROB ZOMBIE

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Pearl Jam”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “A Perfect Circle”, “Chromeo”

Friday was tame.  Finished my exercises for the week, did very little stuff that needed to be done.  Watched the first episode of the “Newsroom”, then watched the Blue Jays give away a game to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Saturday I stayed in bed too long.  Kim went out to grab a few things.  I got up & used our instant pot to hard boil some eggs for the week.  Then I watched the Blue Jays try to lose another game but they got the win, it was sloppy but it still counts as a win.

Folded & put away some laundry, quiet weekend.  We watched some crave TV for a bit, then Kim rented “On the Basis of Sex” the story of how Ruth Bater Ginsberg got to where she is today, despite sexist laws.  I could tell I was catching a flu or cold.  I was getting warmer & aching in my bones.

We got the “Crave TV” app last week.  Kim is almost done the series “A Handmaid’s Tale” & I’ve just started “The Newsroom”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   First scene of the first episode.  This was before Trump’s time.

I got the aching in my bones & joints again, no fever yet, “phlegm” though today.

No blog post until Thursday & then late on the following Monday.

 

ROB ZOMBIE (former singer of White Zombie)

I know right now a PILE of metal fans are freaking out, because of this next sentence.  I much prefer “Rob Zombie” as a solo artist to the band “White Zombie”.  He’s likely thrown in to the “Nu Metal” genres because he doesn’t fit into any other specific metal sub-genres.

If you ever see him in an interview, WATCH IT!  He may look odd with his dreads & clothing choice, but HOLY COW is he a smart guy, & a really good interview!  He’s a shock rocker, he’s toured with “Alice Cooper” & currently with Marilyn Manson, and no I’m not a fan of Marilyn Manson.

When he toured with “Alice Cooper” they’d watch the other guys set, & try to out-shock each other the next night.

“Rob Zombie” is also a writer & director known for graphic horror movies.  One of his first movies was called “The Devil’s Rejects”

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!          

I did get to see him open for “Ozzy Osbourne” in Saskatoon in 2006?  For me, “Rob Zombie” was just a little bit better.

I have 2 studio albums of his & a greatest hits album.  I’ll give you a sampling from his greatest hits.  Please just assume there’s offensive & sexual LANGUAGE!!!!!

 

WHITE ZOMBIE’S BIG HIT

 

ROB ZOMBIE

 

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Chris

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/APPLE

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Lullabies to Paralyze”, followed by “Royal Blood” the album “How did we get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Into the Sun”

 

5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 200 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes, & some walking this week.

I don’t know why, but Wednesday I was extremely tired?  I’m guessing it’s likely because I got up at 7:30 am, after going to bed around 11:15 pm the night before.  I got up & did my exercises, had breakfast, then showered before we left to see the doctor at 10:30 am.  I ended up being ready to go with an hour to wait until we left.

I didn’t really get to rest between my sets of the 4 exercises on Wednesday.  I was rushing through everything, because I didn’t want to be late for the appointment.

My exercises tires me out on a normal day, not taking a full minute of rest between sets made me over tired.  When I got home, I made my lunch & stretched out on the couch.  I fell asleep for 20 minutes or so listening to “Flatlined” from Ontario.

We played shows with them as they toured across Canada a few times.  Great band & great people.  Whenever they came to Regina, we’d play a show with them.  Even when I was diagnosed with cancer, they made a point of coming to the hospital to see me in 2008.  Great band that didn’t get the recognition they deserved!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/385897924

A TON of mutual respect between our bands.

 

I was REALLY psyched to see “Into Eternity” on April 20th but alas that is Easter weekend among a few other responsibilities.

 

Apple has banned any & every non-iTunes or non-Apple Music purchase from being on their music player at the end of March.  If you don’t buy or stream your music from Apple music or iTunes, they will take it away.  This will bite them in the butt!  I’m 39 years old.  My entire life I’ve been allowed to trade cassettes, CDs, & vinyl with no issue.  I’ll continue to purchase music from iTunes, since my 160 gb iPod still works & I use it daily.

I’ll still be able to order a CD from www.amazon.ca , I’ll also be able to purchase a CD & support the artist at a show.  It feels a lot like Apple is making up the rules as we go along.  With this type of decision making the President might have a job after politics!

Won’t this be very close to creating a monopoly for Apple as far as actually downloading music?  If so, I’m jumping off the Apple bandwagon, if possible.  Great move in theory, not in reality though!

What should Apple do?  I’ve got 7 CDs that are not on Apple Music or iTunes, put EVERYTHING on Apple Music & iTunes.  They’re either out of print or the group didn’t become popular enough for Apple to acknowledge them?  From now on I guess it will have to be from Apple or CD for any other player.

When my iPod dies, I’m thinking about sending it in for the 128 GB iPod Touch & switching to a different player & using Kim’s 1st generation iPhone for it, no the number will not be activated!

Toronto Blue Jays preseason ends on Tuesday after 4 televised games starting tomorrow.  A day off on Wednesday, then the regular season starts on Thursday!  Very young team, this season will likely be full of “growing pains”

You’re welcome!!!

 

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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