LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN

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I hear it’s better to speak than be silent, join in the discussion in “times like these”.

I really hope the world can ‘learn to love again’ as the song says.  I don’t know what I have to offer to the conversation on what’s going on in this crazy world.  I was watching a documentary on Netflix, “13th” this is also on www.youtube.com   I figured if I’m going to talk about racism, that as a white male I should educate myself.

I will say that yes, there is racism in Canada, as I assume there is around the world.  In my city of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada it’s not black people that receive the racial injustice so much as aboriginals.  I honestly can’t think of a time I acted racist although I’m likely wrong.

I went to public school, I grew up with classmates of all different races.  Even as a child a classmate of mine live down the street, so we would get together to play outside in the 1980s.  I don’t know what his ethnicity was, since it didn’t matter to me.  In technical college I carpooled to school with a classmate who was aboriginal, again no issues.  Nice guy, a Big Brother volunteer, a father.  I didn’t even think of the colour of someone’s skin, I don’t now, & I don’t truly understand how that makes them any different from any other race.  In school my attitude was that were all here for the same reason, we all get along, what’s there to complain about?

I don’t travel, I’ve been outside of Canada once in my life, to Boston in 2007?  I don’t travel because I just don’t find travelling that relaxing.  I’ve met people from around the world here in Canada.  I worked in a hotel in my late teens to early 20s, in the banquets area.  People of all different ethnicities, & typically a different ethnic night once a month.  Chinese New Year, Greek night, Aboriginal council meetings, weddings, cabarets, Christmas parties, etc.  I’ve waited tables, bartended, & have been a busboy for many of these exact events.

High school was full of people with different backgrounds.  Never any issues there either.  I went to the high school where everybody else my age in the city would just assume my parents or myself were rich.  We weren’t rich at all.  I got my driver’s license in 1996, I took my parents’ 4 door 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic to go for my test.  One backdoor didn’t work and the other backdoor had a good dent & scrape.  I didn’t care, it was my first car.  I’d drive to school in that, while other kids would drive their brand new VW with their state of the art audio system installed.

I wasn’t rich, but I was privileged.  I was born in 1980.  This is only my 2nd time that I can remember seeing blatant racism on TV, now & the Rodney King beating, briefly, in the 1990s.  I still can’t believe I watched George Floyd get murdered by a police officer while others watched & did nothing.  I have family members & friends that are police officers.  None of them would do something like that, don’t just assume they’re all bad.  Just the same as people of any ethnicity.  There are a few bad apples in EVERY group, no matter what race you are.

This was a great conversation Ellen Degeneres had with Van Jones of CNN.  Something really good to remember when on social media too.  Pease watch all 7 minutes of this clip & hopefully you can learn something from it as I did.

When you see a protester’s sign or hear someone say “Black lives matter” remember that it means “Black lives matter TOO”.  Nobodies saying that other lives don’t matter, they’re saying “Why aren’t black people treated the same way?”

We have to start somewhere with change & we have a lot to do racism, climate change, #metoo, Coronavirus, sexist inequality, mass shootings, etc.  Might as well start with the task at hand.

Watching that documentary the world really hasn’t changed at all since the 1970s.  At least Nixon knew well enough to resign as President.

“Rage Against the Machine” were supposed to reunite this year.  The world could likely use a political voice like theirs right now?  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even here in Canada, as I see what’s happening in the USA on TV, I have to agree with Stephen Colbert “Time to #BYOP, Be Your Own President”.  I find the current President to be VERY irrelevant.

I wish I could or at least knew how to help.  I don’t want to be a guy on the sideline doing nothing.  That’s what frustrates me personally, in general & in this situation especially.  We ALL HAVE to help each other!

Remember, this isn’t a problem with just the USA, it’s a problem that’s likely EVERYWHERE.  My attitude remains the same, “We’re all here for the same reason, & it should be a level playing field for EVERYONE at the start”.

Do yourself a favour & educate yourself by watching the documentary “13th” if you’re in your late teens or older!

After all of that, am I racist?  Quite possibly, I’m definitely ignorant when it comes to the subject.

 

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Music throughout the weekend “Big Wreck”, In Flames”, Of Monsters & Men”, & “Trivium”




To clarify Friday’s post, I’m not the only one who has cut out luxuries. Kim has as well. Fewer stops at Tim Horton’s, less hair colourings, etc. I’ve given up other stuff too. The Saskatchewan Roughriders season ticket was the biggest of mine, that’s why I mentioned it. I could pay $1000 a year for football tickets or under $3000 once for a guitar. The guitar will cost me roughly 2 1/4 football seasons plus tax, & I’m sure my really nice wheelchair spot will be taken.

“In the end” a guitar is forever, so is football on TV. Live football costs too much for 10 games a season + the odd playoff game. The added cost of a season ticket for me now is much too high for a professional sport with 0 interest outside of Canada.

Friday night was quiet, order in supper, practice guitar/build up my hand strength, relearn a simple song by “Pearl Jam”, & watch some TV with the wife. We don’t get out much, wheelchair accessibility isn’t all it’s cut out to be in Regina some of it is laughable at best if I was on my own.

I went to the football game & they won, it was ugly, but they won. Our field goal kicker went 1/6 it total he missed out on 14 points for us, managed to get through the end zone for 1 point. More stupid penalties. If I never hear a ‘Roughing’ or ‘________after the play’ penalty I’d be much happier. Those are just stupid. I’ll leave it at that, the last 3 or 4 home games they’ve been lucky to win. I would much prefer to see a respectable football game, over a dirty win for the Riders. At least I’ve been lucky enough to go to them since before I could remember (3 or 4 years old). I don’t know if it was because of an outdoor game in November or what the deal was? Just over 29,000 feels like an empty stadium. There had better be a better turn out for the western final in 2 weeks.

Come home from the game & mixed Brewster’s food. Kim had made a FANTASTIC meal. Barbecued chicken breasts, salad, steamed carrots, with wild rice & quinoa! Retired to the couch to binge watch some Netflix.

Sunday is hectic so far. We got up, Kim went grocery shopping, I made Brewster’s breakfast, ate my breakfast, filled the dishwasher, did some other dishes by hand, made 90% of my vegetable juice for the week, & came in here. Now I’m just waiting for Kim to return with the groceries to finish my juice & start my eggs. That’s the first hour of the day. We stayed in bed chatting until 10:30 pm. We got up & had to “bust a move”.

We managed to get all of our stuff done. We picked up my Grandparents after & headed to my parents for a family birthday supper for Kim, Rachel, & Grandpa. Sweet & sour pork on rice with peas then an ice cream cake for desert.
I think I just peed a little from excitement! RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE announced a REUNION in 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO, Hello ‘90s!
https://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-2020-reunion-rumors/?fbclid=IwAR0AX5KCNbycMa0MsTlYMPMvui9tRON087thRM6E92i7zMa9qsvoT7sNVbc

I’ll take “Rage Against the Machine” over “Prophets of Rage” any day of the week. There’s “Public Enemy” & “Rage Against the Machine” the mix was a good idea, the album wasn’t.
https://loudwire.com/prophets-of-rage-done-rage-against-the-machine-reunion/?fbclid=IwAR2Oy6Vs_KNRbsfIgMkIAuUTw81d-y8X6Y1nk058Ymm2xvIbTh1riAYpPYs
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Chris
“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE ARROGANT WORMS

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5 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 300 back flexes, 400 curls, 100 tricep lifts w/ weights,  yoga, & stretching.

Tuesdays & Thursdays are stretching, yoga, & weights.  In that order.  Both of those days, I do more sets on my left/weaker arm.

I fell asleep to “Counting Crows” the album “August & Everything After”, followed by “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

I exercised to “Travelling Wilburys” the only album they released S/T

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I may have very little muscle improvement that is visual, other than a drop in weight.  I am much stronger though.  This is an extension of my physiotherapy.  If they thought I needed to be there still, I would be.  There are some people who could be there for life.  There were people there before me who are likely still there.  I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center from 2009-Thursday, July 26th 2012.  Before that was Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2008 in the Pasqua Hospital.

It was a lot like being in a bunker for 4 ½ years.  Not a ton of contact with people, which was fair, they have their lives outside of my world.  When I was released from the WRC, it was pretty much “a whole new world” on the outside.  Even know we’ll go to an area of town & I’ll be asking Kim, “When did that building pop up here?”  Multiple times.

I exercise because I have to.  Over time it’s become normal for me & something I just get up & do.  I didn’t like it in the beginning & now it’s just something I do, & feel better after it.  Throughout the day I stick to fruits, vegetables, 2 eggs, chicken, turkey, or fish.  Supper is whatever Kim feels like having, which is usually quite healthy also.

As for the weights I’ve switched to, I use a 10 pound weight for curls & a 5 pound weight for my triceps & other exercises.  I think in the very near future I’ll use a 20 pound & a 10 pound weight?

 

We need “Rage Against the Machine” to come back now, more than ever!

I hear there are some American basketball fans that really don’t like that the Toronto Raptors were in the championship round of the NBA.  Why?  In the 90s there were American teams in the Canadian Football League.  Hockey is considered a Canadian sport yet the majority of the teams are American in the NHL.  The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 & 1993 & the Canadian flag was upside down for one of the games, so they dealt with being shamed by Americans.  Worst of all basketball was invented by a Canadian gym teacher, James Naismith.

Now that the Raptors have won the championship, I’m assuming they’ll receive more belly aching?  I still have no interest in watching the game since I don’t understand it or have the desire to learn about it.  Kim has made me watch 6 minutes of basketball over the course of the last 2 games.  I haven’t watched any basketball in the last 27 years of my life.  I’m just not a fan.  I know many people enjoy it though!  Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors!

Sum 41 released a 2nd video/song from their upcoming album in July.

 

I use preorders on iTunes, easier to wake up & find that you have a new album other than making a note with the date of the release, that you might not look at.

FANTASTIC way to celebrate your 13th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://loudwire.com/metallica-perform-13-year-old-drummer-birthday/?fbclid=IwAR2oYgjubNgyf32R_e_Zm477RrNAV9XapmuK92B1XXWlzNbIyUtITRvA5kA

I’m a BIG fan of Alter Bridge, I do find this to be rather subjective.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/best_bands_that_rose_to_fame_in_the_last_15_years_alter_bridge-91890?fbclid=IwAR2EUgiThzM5SnYtfBVUbzMKUPFgmpgobZ8iMYKQfnoXXL7ILHmzSRtZU3M

Also subjective.  I’ve liked all of the “In Flames” albums.  The new album is AWESOME!  Who has the right to judge any art though?  You could ask 100 people & get 100 different answers.  It’s not the judges on “American Idol”, “The Voice”, or “America’s Got Talent” or any other talent contest.

Over the last 7-10 years, In Flames fans have been complaining about them not being as heavy as their previous albums.  Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.  They made some really good rock/metal albums during that time.  That’s my opinion, not anybody else’.

https://loudwire.com/2019-best-metal-albums-so-far/?fbclid=IwAR092m9Bp3jg4CWgrl2Ic_lkdDwj8_gK9somsertjD1Y-OYq4I-SJmtVbVE

Lamb of God added a song to Spotify from an album released in 2009.  That’s why I don’t use Spotify.  I don’t use music streaming sites at all.  This is my issue with Spotify only (other than it’s a streaming site).

 

THE ARROGANT WORMS (OLD & LIKELY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT)

They’re what I would call a novelty act.  Every home Saskatchewan Roughrider game you will get up & stretch with “Work Safety Bob” between the 3rd & 4th quarter to “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate”.  Like I said, they’re more of a novelty/comedic group, but some of those songs will get stuck in your head, so beware!

 

1992   THE ARROGANT WORMS

 

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HIGH SCHOOL

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the recently released album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” the self-titled album

 

I’m 37 now, high school was a loooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.  Next year, I graduated 20 years ago.  High school isn’t something I think of very often since it was so long ago.  It was very much a clique situation.  I wasn’t a jock, “cool kid”, a part of any labeled group.  I hung out with Timothy Wong, Jonny Amore & Guy McWatt.  When I wasn’t with them, Timothy Wong & I hung out with Faye Wallenberg & Jan Wagner.  Both of those groups were pretty much unlabeled from what I know.  My high school was ENORMOUS!  I think my graduating class of 1998 was 240+?  I know for sure it was over 200 people.  I played in the school band, quit that & joined the choir.  Choir stuck as an extra-curricular activity, then I auditioned for the schools Chamber Choir, I made it!  I never expected to be on the list but I was beyond surprised!  The music program was very well regarded, one of the best in Western Canada, how did I fit into that?

In grade 11 (1997) I figured I’d try out for the baseball team, I made that too!  Another thing that I was shocked with!  I was seriously lacking in self-confidence.  I figured eventually “What’s the worst that can happen?  I might as well give it a shot.”  Achieving those 2 things were both pretty cool to me.

That was the last year I played baseball.  Playing 3B on a city league team & my high school team, I ended up throwing my arm out.  It just ached all of the time.  As much as I would have liked to play the next year, I knew I was done, just when I got really good at striking out VERY consistently.  I had one single in my last 2 seasons!  My batting average must have been .008 over the last 2 years, that’s not a good average at all.  A decent average for a 3B is around .260 or more.  I played baseball from the age of 4 – 17 so 1984-1997.  By 1996 the pitching was too fast for me, good thing I knew how to field decently to play every day.

Those were my 2 hobbies.  That’s why I watch as much baseball as possible & know a bit about music.  I may listen to rock & metal quite a bit but I’m not against orchestral music or listening to one of the many Harry Connick Jr. albums I own.

I can’t tell you where this all comes from.  I come in here, in front of my computron & just write verbal diarrhea.  Whatever pops out.  Stream of consciousness, like one of my favourite books “The Catcher in the Rye”.  I haven’t read that in years.

 

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Since the release of “After Laughter” by “Paramore”, I’ve been on an intense Paramore kick, with all 5 of their albums.  This new one sounds completely different & there’s definitely a “Blondie” influence.  I’ve never been hooked on Blondie though.

Just wanted to show that I’m not the only one who hears a “Blondie” influence.

I went to see “The Proclaimers” last year at the casino.  I remember sitting there thinking to myself “I’m probably the only one here wearing a ‘Lamb of God’ T-Shirt that will be back here in 2 days to see ‘I Mother Earth”

 

With the Manchester bombing & all of the other garbage happening in this world, I’m thankful to wake up the next day, especially with Trump steering, arguably, the most powerful country on earth!  My thoughts go out to those in Manchester who went out to unwind & have a good time.

The world is a VERY UGLY place right now!  It’s only going to get better if we all work together.  Seems like there is hatred around every corner now.  Remember how some little picture said it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 10 or fewer to smile?  I say “Smile & Wave” more at people instead of frowning & shuffling on.  It’s an ugly “dirty world” out there, do what you can to help out someone, it doesn’t have to be a HUGE gesture.  Help an elder cross the street?

I feel sorry for the younger generation that will inherit this mess we’ve collectively screwed up.  At least we get a mood booster from Ellen Degeneres weekly!

 

Rockers react to the attack in Manchester

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-manchester-concert-bombing/

I totally agree with Randy Blythe, of Lamb of God! “..the human race must do better than this..”

I’m not against any religion or atheist, believe in whatever you choose or don’t believe at all.  What religious book are they reading?  What ‘God’ would tell followers to kill others?  Why do others have to conform to the same religion as the EXTREMISTS do?  Why aren’t the other religious followers of the same religion doing what the extremists are doing?

I’m not trying to take this latest attack lightly.  If you think about it ISIS are like the carnival game whack-a-mole. They pop up, mess with your day, and go back into hiding before you can get them.  Why?  Because members of ISIS know they did something wrong!
 

New ‘Stone Sour’ video!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album out June 30th

 

Apple Music playlist of recent rock releases.  I’ve got both “Highly Suspect” albums & a few on preorder at the moment.  “Stone Sour”, “Royal Blood”, & “Nothing but Thieves”.  I really like the “Muse” single as well.  I bought the single & attached it to my favourite Muse album or else I’d never listen to it as a standalone single.

http://mixing.io/playlist/apple-music-rock-the-a-list-rock

 

Why so that there are more people to witness and be injured in a terrorist attack?  You need to think a step ahead of ISIS!  I don’t see adding more troops/security/police doing much unless they know what to look for.  Until our protectors change the game & get ahead, the same thing will continue to happen.   I’m not trying to say they aren’t doing as much as possible at the moment, but whoever they are, it’s time to change their/our approach.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/uks-may-sends-military-to-concerts-sports-events-w483933

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-security-ireland/

 

Busy day, lots to do here.  Not much time for the computron or interweb today.  I’ll be on here later.  Mostly I’ll be watching the Blue Jay game today!

 

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NO BACK PAIN, BACK TOO EXERCISE/WHAT? 2013???

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “VII: Sturm Und Drang”

 

Crunches, leg lifts, & pushups.  I’ll do that for a few weeks, then maybe up those numbers.  No squats that could wreck my back.  Mostly it’s trying to exercise without ruining my back.

I used to hate it when people would say “I exercised today & I feel so good now”.  Now I’m one of those people, even working out at a minimal amount.

I’ve got some rough numbers where I’d like to end up for my exercises, but they’re way down the road.  As for squats, they can wait until I meet with the surgeon or after the surgery.

Get up early before its 25 Celcius in here.  I did that on Tuesday & today.  That’s the trick!  I’m just going to pretend I don’t have a nasty cough still.  When I exercise it makes me feel as though I’m doing something productive.  I need that.  Even when I ran a printing press!  At the end of a shift I could hold a piece of paper & think to myself “Hey, I helped make this”.

Nobody told me this until a few weeks ago?  My cancer was likely to come back in 2013.  Something I would have liked to know.  Nobody told me squat!  WHY????????  I wouldn’t have done anything differently to avoid it.  You’d think anyone with that kind of info might clue you in.  “His cancer will probably come back but don’t tell him”.  I don’t know, it just seems disrespectful, but 2013 is a long time ago & the cancer didn’t “come back”

If I don’t know what music I should workout to, I just look down at the shirt I’m wearing.  I had to do that today.

 

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Always looking for new bands.  I found a metal group called “Kobra & the Lotus”.  A female fronted group.  I’ve got all of the metal bands I’ll follow, but this song seems to be OK.  Their past 2 albums I’m pretty sure aren’t for me.  I can’t see myself listening to this much but I thought some of you would be interested.

They’re like “Gojira” or “Children of Bodom” for me.  Love most of the music, but can’t get behind the vocals?

 

I’ve become a super hero nut.  I was watching “Gotham” Monday night.  During a commercial brake they showed a trailer of the “Wonder Woman” movie.  I don’t know that I’ll see it on June 2nd, but I’ll definitely see it & likely buy it.

 

OK May 12th, hurry up!  I listen to this song about twice a day on either iTunes or www.youtube.com

 

I’ve never actually heard their music.  How many musicians have used their platform against anything?  EVERYBODY!  Now this video can’t be made because it’s anti-government?  Give me a break

http://loudwire.com/rise-against-video-shoot-shut-down-anti-government/

 

Just think of “The Sex Pistols”  “I am an anti-Christ” anti-Christian, I see no problem with that.  That’s fine or “Rage Against The Machine” pick almost any song in their catalogue.  It is likely anti-government & that’s fine with me also.  It’s kind of pointless that an artist has zero free speech.  I guess if your anti-anything you’d be better off to just “shut up & sing”, that’s just completely messed up to me.  It’s OK for Taylor Swift to bash an ex, but if she was singing about the government in the same way, that would be wrong?  I draw the line at Church burning by mostly black metal bands in Europe.  Not every black metal band does this though.

 

I’ve never been a fan of this song, Soundgarden is great but this song I just can’t get my head around.  Soundgarden shared it though……

 

Last week tonight with John Oliver.  He’s just funny!  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m OK with marijuana.  Do what you like, just please don’t hurt yourself or anyone else.

 

 

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DOES ANYONE FEEL A HEAVY WEIGHT ON THEIR CHEST TODAY? I DO

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the 2000 release “Clayman”

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I couldn’t really exercise this week.  More stretching along with 300 calf raises & 300 leg lifts for the week.  Sets of 20 until I reach 60 for the day.  Yet to hear from the physio therapist.  Each passing day seems like a step backwards, & this started mid-November so I’m WAY behind!

Well I guess this is the day, the inauguration day of a terrorist.  I may live in Canada but I’m not very comfortable with Trump as the President to our direct south!  So buddy up it may be a situation of safety in numbers?  I think there were some protesters there yesterday?

 

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen today.  Just feeling odd emotionally, I needed to hear some “Rage Against the Machine” if you would like to hear it, it’s here but full of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Suitable title for what may come.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-ryan-adams-romantic-new-song-doomsday-w461806

 

WOW, there’s a specific genres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/classic-swedish-death-metal-albums-should-own/

I don’t know any of the bands on the list?  I think “In Flames” are considered a Swedish melodic death metal group?

 

Mark Tremonti talks about “Alter Bridge”

 

This version of the song is a Grammy nominated song

 

Now the hits just keep on coming & I feel older with each one.

My dad took me to a taping of “Switchback” when I was a wee little lad!  Here in Regina.

 

I’ve had a TON of time to listen to my music!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just find the actual video sexist!

 

Korn did something to help prevent suicide & anti-bullying organizations!  Buy a T-Shirt & help out!

http://loudwire.com/korn-jonathan-davis-launches-t-shirt-campaign-benefit-suicide-prevention-anti-bullying-organizations/

 

Sunday, February 5th 2017 I’ll be doing something other than watching the “Super Bowl”.  Me no likes!  Maybe the half time show?  I don’t know who’s playing at half time.

 

You know whatever Alex Jones says is “fake news”

 

It’s a bitter sweet day for North Americans, more so for America likely.  On the downside the Obama’s are leaving the White House.  On the upside it’s Friday.  Those don’t really balance out……………………………at ALL for me!

 

I’ve heard nothing but bad news for the future of the DC comic book movies, which is sad.  I really liked Batman v. Superman & Suicide Squad.  Apparently Ben Affleck is ready to leave the movie franchise.

 

Trump, Trump, & more Trump

http://www.nme.com/news/music/world-reacts-donald-trumps-inauguration-concert-three-doors-down-singalong-1952576?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-20th-jan-20-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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I completely agree with Billy Joe Armstrong’s comments inside this link.

 

In other words, pick a TV channel & there’s a 95% chance the inauguration will be on it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/where-to-watch-donald-trumps-inauguration-w461605

 

Stephen Colbert!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-stephen-colbert-revive-report-character-for-obama-farewell-w462025

 

Wayne’s World returning to theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/waynes-world-returning-to-cinemas-for-25th-anniversary-w462002

 

New Big Wreck tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Or the Blue Jays could package OF Marvin Upton Junior, 1B Justin Smoak & a prospect into a trade with another team for one of their 5 needs.  I hope the “Rogers” company can back that financially.  That trade is over $9,000,000 + a prospect/ “a box of chocolates”

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/blue-jays-prospect-tellez-cant-wait-make-impact-mlb-level/

 

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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” their 2nd album “Blackbird” followed by “Green Day” the latest album “Revolution Radio” then “Live” the album “The Turn” released in 2014 with a new singer.  I didn’t sleep well last night between getting up to pee & just not being able to fall back asleep. I ended up sleeping until 9:00 am.  I prefer to get up at 7:30 am at the latest during the week.

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” 3 albums on shuffle.

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2 things happened on November 8th 2016 in the USA.  America got their first orange President & late night talk show hosts got a pile of material for the next 4 years.

I keeping my exercise goals right where they are at the moment.  My pushups are the last exercise I do.  I leave them for the end because they are my most difficult exercise & they completely drain me.  Today’s pushups weren’t nearly as difficult as yesterdays.  Everything’s coming, it’s just a slow process.  Writing this blog kept me bluntly honest & that faded a bit.  The promise of breakfast is now included in keeping me honest.  I don’t lie about my exercise, I just needed more motivation.  So far it has been a good week aka I’ve reached my daily goals.  Sure they’re difficult & time consuming.  I’m not about to do nothing & plant myself on the couch.  I’ve got time to fix myself!  I’m not OK with the status quo for me.  I need & want to get better.  Somebody telling me I can’t do it or that I’m doing too much just makes me want to prove them wrong.

I know people with a job & kids don’t have the luxury of ample time to exercise as much as I do, & I don’t expect them to.  I’d say try to eat healthy & squeeze in some exercise if & when possible, even if it’s 5 minutes.  Turn on the TV, watch a ½ hour show while doing an exercise if you have energy after the kids are in bed.  You’ll have to make time for it though.  Exercise was the furthest thing from my mind until I HAD to do it daily, so I understand the lack of motivation & time most people have.

I hate exercising until I finish it.  That’s why I start it first thing in the morning.  Immediately out of the bedroom 60 squats, & hopefully my water bottle is full or else I fill it during my 3 minute rest period before I do 60 more quats.

 

 

The Agonist shared it…

 

QB Tom Brady is also sick of political talk!

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/tom-brady-done-talking-about-donald-trump-and-politics-w450348

 

I’m on the fence regarding “July Talk” & “Kongos”.  I like their music but I rarely listen to it.

 

Article with singer, Myles Kennedy, of “Slash” & “Alter Bridge”

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/alter-bridge-myles-kennedy-couldnt-pull-off-acting-like-a-rock-star-on-stage/

 

Jimmy Kimmel’s prank regarding Trump’s renovations to the White House.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jimmy-kimmel-ask-about-trumps-white-house-renovations-w450549

 

Kirk Hammett on the writing process on “Metallica’s” new album out on Friday

http://loudwire.com/metallica-kirk-hammett-feeling-excluded-hardwired-writing-sessions/

 

Mick Jagger’s take on Donald Trump.  Video inside the link.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mick-jagger-on-donald-trump-everyone-outside-us-is-mystified-w450555

 

In Flames interview.  Don’t worry it’s not their “Naked Wednesday” in the studio

 

The real story behind Aerosmith collaborating with Run DMC.

http://loudwire.com/dmc-story-aerosmith-run-d-m-c-s-walk-this-way-exclusive-video/

LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Quiet weekend here, Kim’s back from her trip to B.C. this weekend.  I really missed her.  Brewster & I got to hang out.  Kim made food to keep in the fridge for me a lasagna & some fish.  I ended up hanging out at my parents place for 2 of the 4 days.  I ended up not eating here much, more so at my parents place.  I missed Kim so much!  Brewster was thrilled to see her too.

 

13 years ago Friday “Iron Maiden” released the album “Dance of Death”

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-dance-of-death-anniversary/

 

In 1992 on September 9th “Pearl Jam” played “Jeremy” at the MTV awards.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Yay, but it’s on HBO.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/breaking-bad-creator-teams-with-hbo-for-jonestown-series-w438953

 

Article/review of the new Devin Townsend Project album

http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-project-transcendence-album-review/

 

Sixx AM release teaser for their new album.  Video inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/sixx-a-m-teaser-prayers-for-the-blessed-vol-2/

 

Article/review of the upcoming Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://rockrevoltmagazine.com/album-review-alter-bridge-the-last-hero/

 

I’d be purchasing vinyl as well, if I had room for a collection?  According to my father, sales for CD players are declining steadily & record player sales are climbing upwards!  He works in the business designing home theaters & much more.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/new-turntables-to-fit-any-budget-w437642

 

There’s a group from New York called “Highly Suspect” who are releasing their 2nd album which is on iTunes for preorder as of Friday…………….but only in the USA.  I checked immediately on iTunes!  Not there.  On American iTunes, yes it’s there.  It asked me to make an American iTunes account, that ain’t happening……………………ever.  I got their first album on iTunes (Canadian).  Take my money?  I don’t agree with streaming sites, just like I no longer have a subscription to “Guitar World” magazine.  I download my music on iTunes.  I’m very leery about signing up for an American iTunes account, it’s likely illegal & will likely screw up our Canadian iTunes.

 

I had a completely different issue that they helped me with immediately by calling me 2 seconds after they got my request for a phone call!  The customer support is fantastic, the point of sale service could improve vastly………………could also be that I’m all thumbs when it comes to technology.

 

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Punk band NOFX release

http://loudwire.com/nofx-pharmaceuticals-oxy-moronic-music-video-north-american-tour/

 

Significant timing by Slayer!

http://loudwire.com/slayer-god-hates-us-all-album-anniversary/

 

Former vocalist, Zach De La Rocha, of Rage Against The Machine gives timeline for 2017 solo release!

http://loudwire.com/zack-de-la-rocha-solo-album-2017/

 

Billy Corgan aka Mr. Smashing Pumpkins news

http://loudwire.com/billy-corgan-solo-album-hints-classic-smashing-pumpkins-reunion-video-update/

 

I don’t listen to country music much, other than The Dixie Chicks & a few other songs.  My knowledge of rap/hip-hop is almost nothing.  If I was going to listen to rap I’d listen to “Run-DMC”

 

 

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BUSY DAY, THIS WILL BE VERY BRIEF

I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the self-titled debut album.  This is a FANTASTIC album!  You can hear a Jeff Buckley & Radiohead influence in it.

 

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No time for much exercise, stuff I need to do around the house.

 

Jonny Depp is doing what now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/johnny-depp-to-play-notorious-big-investigator-in-film-w438535

 

I guess Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out.  Here’s Consequence of Sound’s review

 

Lamb of God shared it…..

 

There’s a TON of movies I haven’t seen that I just plan to buy on blu-ray

Matt Heafy of “Trivium” plays Wikipedia fact or fiction

 

Why is this new Daft Punk helmet such a big story?

http://www.be-street.com/this-custom-diy-daft-punk-helmet-just-might-be-better-than-the-original/

 

So Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, has been signed by the Atlanta Braves baseball organization.  Video inside the link.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/17472058/atlanta-braves-confirm-interest-former-qb-tim-tebow

 

Helmet announce tour & new album!!

http://loudwire.com/helmet-dead-to-the-world-album-fall-2016-tour-dates/

 

Stephen Colbert on the iPhone 7!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-literally-break-down-new-iphone-7-w438593

 

Former Rage Against The Machine singer, Zach De La Rocha, unleashes new song.  LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-zack-de-la-rochas-bruising-digging-for-windows-w438589

 

Another new Alter Bridge song.

 

From what I can tell it looks like In Flames is releasing a new studio album as well as a live album & DVD?  They did just release 2 singles

 

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Thursday nothing but stretching & TV. Friday more of the same with a progressive metal show in the evening to kick off the long weekend! The show was really good. I haven’t been to the Exchange in quite a while. There’s somewhat of a metal scene there. We don’t all know everyone’s name but you go in there & recognize around 50% of the people at least! Great show & fun times! Sound was really good also! I can’t imagine doing sound for an opening death metal band, but it sounded very good! 3 bands for $10, good deal! I’m getting old though. The concert ended around midnight, I was tired, WAY past my bedtime!!! It was “Third Ion’s” album release show, really good progressive metal group!!!!!!

Saturday we went to my parents place for supper & to say goodbye to my cousin & uncle back to Winnipeg as of Sunday morning. We stayed there until around 11:00 pm. Staying out past 10:30 pm makes me tired.

Because of staying out so late, I planted myself on the couch to watch The Toronto Blue Jays fall back into 2nd place in their division. The funniest thing this weekend has been that the Blue Jay scored 6 runs in their game Friday night, & the Roughriders scored 3 points Friday night. The baseball team scored more than the football team! Hahahahahaha!

I think Kim is “Superwoman”, she’s more than amazing. Monday thus far has been Murphy’s Law since I went to shower. Kim’s probably sating to herself “That idiot” & she would be right in doing so. Knock on wood, I have yet to fall today!

Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good. It’s a show based in 1983, a group of kids are playing a game & their friend disappears in the first episode & it goes on from there. 8 50 minute episodes & I really hope there’s a 2nd season! Yes I binge watched the last 4 episodes today, Thursday.

Too bad this isn’t the theme song….

I highly recommend “The Ranch” on Netflix starring Ashton Kutcher & Danny Masterson. This show is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! LANGUAGE!!!!!

Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine drummer, wishes Bill Ward, Black Sabbath drummer, had played on the recent album “13”

http://loudwire.com/brad-wilk-playing-black-sabbaths-13-wish-could-been-bill-ward/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-hip-hops-new-activist-era-w431275

Now white people are being stereotyped by black people, nowhere near the extent that black people suffered though!!!

….I want it now….”

Lars Ulrich with new Metallica book

http://loudwire.com/watch-lars-ulrich-metallica-back-to-the-front-book/

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell interview

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

I really like Trivium & Matt Heafy is singing on this track, I can’t see myself listening to this much if I were to purchase it?

It’s Friday, I think I’ll take it easy today…………………..again.

Sevendust are too much miss & hit for me. I’ve already passed on going to this show when it was first announced.

http://loudwire.com/sevendust-fall-2016-tour-crobot/

I’d like to see “Suicide Squad”! “One Week”, August 5th

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/margot-robbie-on-acting-with-suicide-squad-co-star/413544?utm_campaign=nme-29th-july-29-07-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

UFC leader, Dana White, on Jimmy Kimmel, regarding his speech at the RNC

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/dana-white-on-speaking-at-republican-national-convention-w431663

I forgot, The Agonist have an album recorded that could pop up in the next couple of months?

A live review of The Watchmen. Their albums are fantastic & seeing them live is even better

http://steponmagazine.com/the-watchmen-life-in-stereo-live-review/

If you’re a Tool fan, kind of the same deal with The Watchmen. No they don’t sound similar in any way. The albums are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Seeing them live is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re waiting for Tool, here’s what their web master has to say….

http://loudwire.com/tool-grinding-away-new-material-four-days-a-week/

More news about Netflix “Making a Murderer”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/steven-avery-case-recreated-in-murder-made-me-famous-w431749 Video inside the link

How to stream “Lollapalooza” from the comfort of your………………where ever!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/how-to-stream-lollapalooza-all-weekend-w431221

How to stream “Iron Maiden” at the “Wacken Festival” in Germany.

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-live-stream-wacken-open-air-2016/

Season 8 is the series finale of “Game of Thrones”. We have the first 3 seasons on DVD, we both lost interest after 3 episodes into the 2nd season.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/hbo-confirms-season-8-of-game-of-thrones-is-series-last-w431820

The “Tool” facebook page just barfed out 5 or 6 previous videos, doesn’t mean anything to me?

9 years ago Five Finger Death Punch released their debut album

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-the-way-of-the-fist-album-anniversary/

Well that’s www.loudwire.com view.

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-bands-of-all-time/?fb31#photogallery-1=1

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Donald J. Trump is “Christian” not Christian watch the movie Red State by Kevin Smith. A God does not tell the followers to kill. A God accepts people for who they are! Some where along the way people have not fully understood their religion’s Bible?

There’s a big difference between “Christian” & Christian or “Muslim” & Muslim! Extremist & Religious are two very different things!!!

Fans watch the band preform, idiots try to be a part of the show. Fans have their space, musicians have the stage!!!! Yep, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/11-rockers-kicking-fans-off-the-stage/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!

The Orlando night club has re-opened!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pulse-owners-orlando-nightclub-to-reopen-as-memorial-site-w431919

Opeth article regarding the upcoming album

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/opeth-on-how-romantic-mindf–ks-obscure-prog-inspired-new-lp-w431901

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqijfqecvA

Sorry, apparently they don’t want people to promote their new song? That’s all I can do for now.

I guess the “Lollapalooza” festival happened over the weekend. Here are the highlights.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/lollapalooza-2016-25-best-things-we-saw-w431767

If those were the highlights, I’m glad I live in the middle of nowhere! I do like “The 1975” though!

10 movies & TV shows to stream in August or go outside if you enjoy the heat

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/10-best-movies-and-tv-shows-to-stream-in-august-w430888

I recommend the TV show “Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!

Foo Fighters albums ranked

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/?fb01

Soundgarden shared it…..

Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!!!!!!! I’m waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!!!!!!!!!!! Mix Tape soundtrack from the first season. A show based in 1983!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/dj-yoda-taps-smiths-clash-for-stranger-things-mixtape-w431997

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