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Just what I’ve been listening to.  As I fall asleep & stretch.


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My mother has seen more than her fair share of people having cancer, especially since I was diagnosed in 2008.  Her mother died of breast cancer in December of 1999.  Since my diagnosis she’s seen many people not survive.  Our family friend who she met at work, our friend’s mother, my grandfather, my aunt, and another friend she met at work, & unfortunately her cousin has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer recently as well.  I survived, I’m fine wheelchair & an eye patch, but I’m here!  I don’t think she needs anymore deaths to witness?  That list of people is more than enough!

People worry about me, too much sometimes.  When I eat, I HOOVER my food.  Sometimes I choke.  I had a rough day of chocking on food, & I was with my family.  I coughed & choked a few times.  I was fine & everyone was concerned.  I get it, that’s fine, annoying but fine.  This happens 1 or 2 times a week.  Everyone freaks out & in the end I’m OK.  Do people know that I also cough & “choke” at lunch when there’s nobody around?  I’m fine, please don’t worry about me.  If I hadn’t had cancer, I’d still be OK & people wouldn’t worry as much about me.  Hold my beer & watch this!


Lamb of God isn’t metal?



I tried to learn these 3 songs before I was diagnosed.  Too difficult for me!

Yet, these 3 songs were pretty easy to learn?????????

If I can’t play it or play it on guitar while singing, it doesn’t happen.


I just can’t get into “Superjoint”, & I’ve tried listening to it.  Song inside the link.


“Eagles of Death Metal” prep documentary of the shootings in Paris


“Alter Bridge” behind the song “Cradle to the Grave”


It happened!  Parents tricked their kids by pretending to eat their treats!


Consequence of Sound review of “Doctor Strange”


Masterpiece Review of “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” album “Damn the Torpedoes”

Yes, that’s producer Jimmy Iovine who was on “American Idol” helping the contestants before they performed their song.  Question is, Do you think he’d let Tom Petty through on “American Idol” or Bob Dylan for that matter?  I don’t!


I guess keyboard players have their place.  Usually they’re in the back & not seen much.  Too bad Elton John & Billy Joel aren’t included on this list?  Neither is the dude from Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam though.

LANGUAGE!!!  The keyboard is mixed at the front of the mix at one point though!


The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night for the first time since 1908.  Three World Series wins 1907, 1908, & now 108 years later 2016 Champions.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHICAGO CUBS FANS!!!!!!!!!  Long wait for that one!!


This could be really good or absolutely terrible.  Seems to be par for the course with Revolver, for me there’s usually far more miss than hit.


Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin.  I’ve never heard this?


Sorry, my routine is off this week?




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I fell asleep to “The Agonist” the album “Five”

I exercised to “Eagles of Death Metal” 4 albums on shuffle.

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I’ll be offline Tuesday & Wednesday.  Blue Jays playoff baseball during the day.  Exercise, then the TV!



We rented “Ghostbusters 2016” it was rated as very poor on iTunes.  I liked it.  I wouldn’t purchase it, but it was a good laugh.  I find ratings on any type of art somewhat misleading.  Example, look up “Suicide Squad” on iTunes, then look at the ratings for it on amazon?  Completely different, polar opposites!  “Batman vs. Superman” as well, same deal.  I love “Batman vs. Superman”, maybe you don’t?  That’s fine by me.  Not everyone will have the same opinion on everything.  Nobody has the identical likes & dislikes of the next person.  I try to not rate things on her for that reason.  I’ll say something like “Hey, check this out, I liked it”.  If you don’t that’s OK in my books, sorry I wasted your time.  I encourage anyone & everyone to voice their opinion on whatever the issue is at hand?

I know I’ve done it on here in the past but I try not to anymore.  I’ve absolutely slammed bands on here in the past, & actors.  There’ not a band that I hate.  I may not enjoy their music but if they have a relatively large following, they’ve likely worked very hard to get to where they are.  With 99.9% hard work & 0.1% luck, they’ve made it.  As my father always says “You can do anything you set your mind to”.  Great advice that he always says to whoever needs to hear it!


Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” is a pretty solid album.  I personally wouldn’t put it at number 1?  I’m assuming it’s based on album sales, downloads, streams, views and whatever else.


Here’s what I’ve been listening to over the weekend.

“Sum 41”

“Green Day”

“In Flames”


“Third Ion”

“Alter Bridge”

“Nothing but Thieves”


There are no conspiracy theories in playoff baseball Jose.  Plain & simply the Toronto Blue Jays have a target on their back.  It’s been there since the last week of July 2015.  The balls & strikes were terrible in the last 2 games, but the Umpires were consistent with that monstrous strike zone for both teams.  As analyst Gregg Zaun says “Put on your big boy pants & deal with it.”


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


“Green Day” album review of the new album “Revolution Radio” LANGUAGE!!!!!


Yep, I bought “Sum 41”, “Green Day”, & “Alter Bridge” 2 weeks ago.  All 3 are pretty solid albums!


I still miss Robin Williams.


I really like “Trivium”!

You don’t hear this amount of screaming on their albums anymore.  There is a right way & a wrong way to scream.  I’ve never looked into it.  I play rock music, I only listen to metal.  There’s an instructional video, DVD or something that I’ve heard about circulating throughout the many metal bands in Regina?




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I fell asleep to “Lynyrd Skynyrd” their double album of “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “Clutch” all 13-15 albums on shuffle

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I was thinking to myself the other day. I must have been “The Best of What’s Around” for a third baseman when I played baseball. If you’re a back catcher, 2nd baseman, short stop or center fielder, hitting is a bonus, defense is usually the priority at those positions. If you’re plying any spot other then the ones mentioned or pitcher, you had better be able to hit. I couldn’t hit at all. Every game though I’d show up & look at the lineup for the game & 99% of the time it was Chris Fraser batting 9th, playing 3B.

I don’t know how good I was, but I wasn’t ever afraid of the ball. If the ball was hit in my direction, I’d attack it, like I was taught to. As long as it didn’t get passed me I was satisfied! I don’t remember ever diving for a ball, I did throw to 1B on the run though.

Knowing who was at bat always helped, more so knowing their batting tendencies & where the ball would be hit. I remember the lead off hitter for the Moose Jaw team would almost always hit a ground ball to me. Usually it was a guaranteed out. Bounce 2 or 3 times, smother the ball & toss him out at first base, roughly 127′ away.

I know exactly why people get bored watching baseball. It’s a physical reaction every pitch to the chess game going on in a players head. Everybody on defense has somewhere to be no matter where the ball is hit. When a hitter comes to the plate, you should be thinking of 8-10 different possibilities, and they change with each pitch.

The hitter & runner are thinking through different scenarios as well with each pitch. When I sit down to watch a ball game, I think along with the players. That’s why I watch as much Blue Jays baseball as possible!

Lamb of God share new ‘Embers’ video

I don’t think this tour will ever end?

Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day singer, compares Donald J. Trump to Hitler

Remember the Jonbenét Ramsey case from 20 years ago? It’s coming to CBS this fall.

Can’t say I’m much of a fan of ‘Faith No More’. I know 1 song that most people my age know.

REALLY? Trump had advisors the entire time? He still said whatever came to mind?


If Donald Trump wins the election, here comes WWIII. Then I’ll say “It’s been a good ride world! Here comes Armageddon”!

New version of the “Oasis” hit “D’you know what I mean?”

Honestly, I just bought 2 Oasis albums that were released in the ’90s

War Dogs movie review by Rolling Stone

18 years ago ‘Korn’ released “Follow the Leader” LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO BELOW!!!!

“Prophets of Rage” speak about thwarted prison show.

LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have the movies & videos, but she no longer has a living father.

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I’m pretty sure I’ll be on a “Trivium” kick for a while with their new album leading the charge. The “Sevendust” albums seem to get better for me with each release. The “Clutch” album is really good too. I’d say my late night Thursday shopping on iTunes was nothing short of success!

I don’t think fans would care in this case or any case “Finger Eleven” were called “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” originally. They changed their name along with their drummer & sound. I don’t think a band could change their name without a change in their sound or a member change. Dave Grohl doesn’t like the name “Foo Fighters” but I don’t think a name change would matter?

Rock It Out Blog from Friday. “Kid A” was Radiohead’s 4th album & the reason I stopped being a Radiohead fan. “Pablo Honey”, “The Bends”, & “OK Computer” were the first 3 albums & they were each better, to me, with each release. “Kid A” was a very steep & uncontrolled downfall.

I would go so far a calling the 2nd & 3rd album easily among my favourite albums, not a group of amazing singles, but 2 entire albums front to back!

“Lamb of God” cover. After watching it, I still don’t know what a “hurdy gurdy” is? She plays it very well though! The name sounds like something “The Swedish Chef” from the Muppets would have in his kitchen?

Really they’re bickering over the name of a less famous Motley Crue?

“Cheer up boys! Your Makeup is Running”

I still miss Robin Williams Still my favourite movie along with “The Princess Bride”

Someone needs to say aka The President along with many other high level politicians in the USA, “OK, you can’t play nice! Hand over the guns & have a cookie or we’ll shoot you! We have guns too!” Maybe I’m just a stupid 35 year old white male in Canada but this is WAY MORE than enough!

OK, but there are more on the way & this is extremely one sided so what albums do you like?

15 years ago Saturday, Green Day released ‘Warning’

I’ll say it! Baseball players make WAY TOO MUCH MONEY!!!!!!! The Toronto Blue Jays have or had the 3rd highest payroll last year I believe at $128.000.000 That means $128 million isn’t enough money to pay for high quality players to even hope they have a chance at the playoffs?

At the moment, as the Blue Jays will start playoff baseball on Thursday, every fan is wondering if David Price will sign, likely, his last contract & finish his career as a Blue Jay. I’m not worried about that at all it’s a 50/50 chance & he’ll likely go to the highest bidder for somewhere around $30 million/year for 7 years. If he does sign with the Jays, what happens in the off season next year? Bautista & Encarnacion’s contracts are done? They’re both going to ask for more money? Who do you cut loose? Can you afford all of the players? I believe SS Tulowitzki & Catcher Russell Martin & maybe 3B Josh Donaldson are already signed for the next 4 or 5 years at $15-$25 million/year. If David Price signs with the Jays, I would think Edwin or José could end up on different team, unless the Blue Jays can just throw ridiculous amounts of money at the 2 of them?

I’ll make up some different type of pitch, play one year, win 10 games & retire with one year played for $5 million & laugh all the way to the bank!

I’ve never really understood Bill Murray’s humour

Gun control NEEDED!! Listen to his speech, see the graph/chart & learn something!

How are “Rage Against The Machine” still a band since they split in the early 2000s & have played one show in that time?

I don’t like getting caught up in politics or big issues. Do what you want, don’t hurt people physically , mentally, or emotionally. Unfortunately that’s not always the case. That is one of the reasons I don’t vote. Nothing will change over night, as much as people want it to.

Another top 50 hard rock/metal bass players.

Scott Stapp (Creed singer) discusses his bi-polar issues

Songs I like. “Sanctity” I didn’t go out looking for them, I just stumbled upon them before I had cancer? All I can see on iTunes is the album I own “Road To Bloodshed” released on April 7th 2007.

There is another “Sanctity” on iTunes, but I’m quite certain it’s not the same group. So don’t be misled!

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Riders lost……………….again. 0W-8L. I didn’t see any poorly played football, but that sure isn’t what the fans want to see as an outcome, not why I have season tickets? The Toronto Blue Jays on the other hand scored 36 runs over 3 days in Anaheim 9-3 Friday, 15-3 Saturday, & 12-5 on Sunday! They scored more points than the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the weekend??? I was certainly happy with the Blue Jays out come! CFL, I’ve lost “…..that loving feeling…” to watch EVERY game this year like I usually do. I only watch Rider games & can tell there’s a greater chance of them losing the game.  Yes, I “coach” the Saskatchewan Roughriders & the Toronto Blue Jays from my couch or in Mosaic Stadium.  Neither team listens to me, kind of like my wife?

It was going to take you back their anyways. I hear there’s a sequel coming!

That weekend seemed to fly by for me, I don’t know why? I didn’t do much, didn’t even go to the football game. It was windy & raining all day, cleared up by game time but we had already made our decision to not go.

Alanis Morissette discusses her problems with food binging, purging, starving, etc. Also announces a 4 CD 20th anniversary collector’s edition of “Jagged Little Pill”

Iron Maiden dedicate new song to Robin Williams. Album release on iTunes September 4th.

…And “Full House” is on Netflix.

Foo Fighters poster in 47 seconds

John Oliver on LGBT discrimination. Race, religion, sexuality, etc. Wake up world! Does any of this matter, it’s 2015. Look at how far we’ve advanced as a society! A half inch forward! But everyone in the USA has the right to own a firearm & shoot someone when they feel threatened? If Hillary Clinton was black & gay, she wouldn’t even be a political figure!

David Gilmour covers The Beatles “Here, There, & Everywhere”

I just really like Pentatonix. They make it look easy!

You can’t get these on their albums. From what I know they’re working on their 4th studio album, the future album is to be original music. They also have 2 Christmas albums out at the moment.

All I can say is it’s better than the material on their 1st album, I guess? Sound Cloud inside the link.

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Songs I like, “One Bad Son” If you like Guns n’ Roses there’s a good chance you’ll like these guys.

I was never a big fan of Guns n’ Roses. Can’t say I listen to this very often, maybe once a year?

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Back to our regular scheduled programming.

Apple/iTunes are just down right weird in a bad way. Apparently it is illegal to burn a CD, DVD, or a blu-ray for someone else because Apple sees where/what the users information is or what account it was purchased from. WHY? Now I cant burn a mix playlist for someone that is not added to my account? Keep going Apple, here’s some more rope. It was OK to make copies of purchased cassettes or CDs but “Oh, NO you can’t do that now!!!!” says big brother!? I also can’t just share my legally paid for albums purchased from iTunes backed up on my external hard drive & share my iTunes files with friends? Now we can’t share anything we purchase on iTunes? I paid for it, I own it, I should be able to do whatever I want with it. Now that I can’t, do I go back to purchasing CDs and rip them to iTunes, lend it to my friends & then throw it out, making a larger carbon imprint on the environment? Apple, did you bring the circus to town too!? Or are you intentionally making a comedy of errors?

Kurt Cobain conspiracy movie “Soaked in Bleach” has a release date in the UK. I tried to find it on youtube but came up empty. I keep seeing an invite to a random youtube page that I’m a little leary about?

New Finger Eleven comes out Friday, July 31st. New song inside link!

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Put your phones away if you’re doing something with other people, it’s INCREDIBLY disrespectful! As for the press, photo before or after a show for the article.

A clean version of Robin Williams on golf! Same thing on his 2001 HBO special, just no (F-bombs). Golf is fun to play, but I can’t watch it. This link does not include his play by play though “Can everyone be quieter, I’d like to hear the grass grow. It’s on the green & nearing the hole………..&…………………GOOOOOAAAAL!!!!!!

Black Eyed Peas go retro in new video. William/ & I don’t see eye to eye. Can’t say I’ve enjoyed anything he’s been involved with other than him with Jimmy Fallon doing “EW”. Profits went to a charity.

LA Dodgers blame Taylor Swift for stadium malfunction?

Foo Fighters show at the New York Mets Stadium article from the 2nd evening.

Top 10 songs about witches? Mine’s not on the list?

Does the bass or guitar line in the verses sound familiar? It should to Metallica fans. Same riff from “Sad But True” by Metallica, just split in half.

Top 19 most influential grunge musicians.

OH, Phil?!

OH, DAD!? Fine print he’s not in jail or going to be arrested for anything, he’s good, no crimes or wrong doings done!I just can’t get behind any Radiohead after “OK,Computer”, their 3rd album. Thom Yorke is the singer. Song from “OK Computer” then a song from their 4th album “Kid A”

Bill Cosby’s deposition on how he targeted young women.

^^This is a hard lump to swallow. I don’t want to believe it, but it’s true. I don’t want to report on this topic anymore. Not trying to be disrespectful to the victims in any way, I just don’t want to talk about it. Sorry. I’m not turning a blind eye to it, it’s just a little too much for me & much more to the victims.

The Boss/Bruce Springsteen plays surprise 2 hour long show

^^Yes that’s actress Courtney Cox aka Monica from “Friends”

Stone Sour announce new artist & guest for next cover EP

Adam Sandler’s in a hot racial “misunderstanding” for a film yet to be released

5 year old Billy Joe Armstrong of “Green Day” singing.

Songs I like. “Matt Mays/Matt Mays & El Torpedo” 3 solo albums & 2 albums of Matt Mays & El Torpedo.

Don’t ask me why ’cause I don’t know? When I hear him I instantly think of Tom Petty!

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Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I know I said I wouldn’t be posting any blogs this week, and no, this isn’t a music post like it should be. This involves Kim & I at the moment and The Toronto Blue Jays and I. I know there are other Blue Jay fans out there.

I’ve played the game of baseball from the age of 4 to the age of 17. I went to one T-Ball practice and one game and immediately asked to be put into actual baseball, using pitching machines at the age of 4. I’m no expert on the game but I watch as many Blue Jay games as possible, since all 162 games of the regular season are televised. Lucky Kim!!!

EVERY FAN AND EVERY COACH/MANAGER HAS FIGURED THIS OUT, OTHER THAN THE BLUE JAYS ORGANIZATION! Francisco NEEDS to be sent back to the minors to learn how to hit anything other than a fastball consistently!!!!!!!!!!! Leave Lawrie at 3rd when he’s healthy, and consider platooning Kawasaki and Goins at 2nd. Keep Francisco in the minors, he WILL get better and hit with more consistency as he learns to do so in the minors.

The 19 inning game was a “statement game”. What did Francisco do in that long game? Nothing! I don’t know him personally in any way, but I know he struck out numerous times with runners in scoring position to win the game much earlier that’s the statement he made in that game. Who got on base and scored the wining run? Kawasaki! The 7 time all-star in the Japanese league. Who’s more likely to be sent to the minors to make room on the roster for Encarnacion and Lawrie when they return from their injurys? Kawasaki and Gose the current back up outfielder! Why? What do they need to do to make the 25 man roster?

At this point in the season a team being payed $128,409,900 is out of the playoffs, why? That just doesn’t make sense???? It’s not Gibbons (field manager) fault or Alex Anthoupoulos’ (General Manager) fault. The team on the field is overpaid and should earn their paycheck. I would love to play for the Blue Jays, like Ricky Romero in the minors being paid $7,500,000 to “figure things out”.

Anyways, Kim found out this evening our vehicle is not starting properly. Hopefully it’s a cheap fix! It’s been acting up for some time? It took her 5 times this evening to start. She’ll call the mechanic’s tomorrow morning.

Last but not least. Like Sami on the RIOB, I don’t usually get upset over a celebrity death, but Robin Williams is already missed. A FANTASTIC entertainer who would always push the boundaries of comedy. I even bought “Dead Poet’s Society” from iTunes this evening and pulled out one of my all time favourite movies “Good Will Hunting” along with his 2001 HBO special on Broadway. Conan O’Brien on the passing of Robin Williams.
WARNING AGAIN!!! Apparently this clip ends with my favourite Nirvana song! Jimmy Fallon’s tribute to Robin Williams

And a song to say farewell to Robin. Written and preformed acoustically by Brian Byrne of I Mother Earth. All about suicide and depression. Buy it on iTunes, all proceeds go to a charity to try and prevent this type of thing from happening.

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P.S. This was written late Wednesday night. Still a hard lump to swallow.