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My doctor called looks like I’ll more than likely have a back operation YAY!  He’s going to call the same surgeon that did my brain surgeries.  I’m not worried about the strong possibility of back surgery, I’m worried about the recovery time.  After the doctor called, Kim teared up, she doesn’t want me to have to deal with something major again.  So I told her “Don’t worry about stuff like this, we don’t know what’s going to happen in the next 10 seconds or what will happen in surgery or after, we’ll deal with whatever when it happens”.  I’m anxious for this back thing to be fixed once & for all, & get back to exercising.  This stretching stuff is getting old.

Kim’s parents came down from the Prince Albert area.  We had Easter with them & Sherry Friday night.  Saturday was my Dad’s birthday.  Kim had a bad chest cold that moved to her sinuses & just continued to get worse as the weekend progressed.  She stayed home Saturday to rest.  She was going to go shopping with her mom & sister & then come to my parents for supper.  She just really wasn’t up to doing anything.  My brother & his girlfriend drove me home, dad picked me up in the afternoon.

Kim ha Thursday & has Monday off.  I’ll see how she feels after supper & we may watch a movie if she’s up to it.


If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.


Try not to head bang.  I couldn’t help but head bang!


Even though Pantera & Slayer are the 2 bands I listen to on this list.  My head banging song is from Foo Fighters.  Foo Fighters & Big Wreck aren’t featured on here much, but trust me I listen to them a TON!


10 best hard rock albums of 1997.  Mine is “The Colour & The Shape” by Foo Fighters of course!



Radiohead’s “OK Computer” was released in 1997.  That’s a HUGE album still today!  It’s not really even a rock album.


Killswitch Engage have scheduled their virtual reality show.  I don’t know how that works & I really don’t need to know.



New video from Royal Blood!!!!!!!  With the preorder of the new album $7.99 on iTunes.


Apparently there may also be a new Muse album this year?  Follow up to this album “Drones”.  I wasn’t big on this last album, didn’t have the staying power for me.


Trivium shared it.  I should listen to this album more often, I listened to their album “In Waves” yesterday.


Rush isn’t done



Really it’s come to lowering the alcohol is being brewed at a lower alcohol, but the alcohol tax is up?  That’s why I drink at home, even though I can’t drive.



The original lineup of the band “Live” is talking reunion in this article.





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

Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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I figure it’s close to the holidays, so 1-3 more blogs & my list of albums of the year should do it for 2016.  Yes, I already know what my New Year’s resolution is & I don’t make resolutions often.  I plan to add cardio to my exercise list.  Recumbent exercise bike or walking with my walker every Saturday morning.  I’ll need help & Kim has agreed to go with me.  We can walk in the parkade &  I’ll need help on & off the exercise bike.  Of course I’ll be doing that here.  No point in me spending money on a gym membership when I can do that here!

This pinched nerve thing can go away anytime.  It felt really as though it was “on the mend” during the week then on Saturday evening watching a movie with Kim, I had to ask her if she could move to the other couch so that I could lay down on my side.  At the moment it’s nearing 7:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  I’ve listen to 2.5 albums on my iPod while trying to get comfortable in bed, got up, shaved, had breakfast, poured a coffee, & now I’m here.  Waking up because of pain that early, not cool.

Tuesday evening, saw my chiropractor today & he’s confused as to why it hasn’t healed?  Another message therapy & another chiropractor appointment if needed.  4 weeks down the toilet exercise wise.


And all of the disbelievers will rant about how this is such a waste of time.



Another new Pentatonix tune from their Christmas album.


I can’t wait for March!!!!!!!  I’ve never seen them live!


Ace Frehley, KISS, real or fake merchandise.  The movie is my little info regarding KISS.



10 supergroups.  Look at that Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden’ has been a part of 2 supergroups!


Third Ion, for those times when you really want to concentrate on music or just think of nothing & enjoy the ride.


Top 10 progressive rock/metal bands

NO “TOM SAWYER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Job well done but I just can’t get into rap music.



10 best frontwomen in rock


Walk off the Earth Christmas movie


Kirk Hammett vs. Donald Trump (Kirk Hammett of Metallica)


Review of the latest Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”



Original lineup of Live touring next year.  That gives them 3-5 respectable albums of songs to choose from.



30 things you should know about Pentatonix



Vote for your favourite metal album of 2016.



Obama interviewed by ‘The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah



‘Stitched up Heart’ shared it…


I’ve been waiting to hear about a new album from Ed Sheeran!



Canada tends to get the typical “Canadian” tour from most groups.  Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver.  All are minimum a 2 or 3 day drive from Saskatchewan.  As much as I love live music, there’s no way I could justify sitting in a vehicle that long for a concert, & flying is too expensive!



www.loudwire.com 20 best rock songs of 2016.  Even before I’ve read it, I don’t agree with it, I’m sure you would choose differently also.



Kanye West meets Donald Trump



Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!  “Freaktender”


Photo book of AC/DCs recent tour coming in 2017



Metal fan myths.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t do drugs.  I also enjoy other music.  I don’t know every individual in the local metal group, the people I do know are pleasant & good to be around.  I don’t know anyone that’s a metal fan only.


Top 10 metal bands fronted by females.  Does “Halestorm” count as a metal band?




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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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Friday night.  We rented “Bad Moms” from iTunes, I guess everyone but me has just turned 97 years old & doing anything after 9:00 pm is wrong so I hit the hay around 9:30-10:00 pm too.  Saturday was more of the same.  We watched “Before the Flood” for free.  It’s a documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio that talks about global warming.  He made a brief appearance on The Ellen Degeneres show to promote the film.  It’s free for I don’t know how long, you can currently watch it for free on iTunes & Facebook from what I know.  No plans for today so far though, Kim’s getting ready for the week & I’m just staying out of her way.


Why would you move to the country to eat canned peaches from downtown?  Wouldn’t you move closer to the factory downtown or a supermarket?


Another, 4th, In Flames song released from the upcoming album “Battles” to be released on Friday, November 11th.


A single from Big Wreck.  It’s on iTunes as a single, I’m guessing there will be a full album eventually?


A third Highly Suspect song from their album to be released on Friday, November 18thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pretty much a guarantee from this group.


I Mother Earth was playing in Moncton, New Brunswick.  They likely played this song since it’s on the album that was released 20 years ago.  They’re playing every song on that album.


How David Bowie Realized Theatrical Dreams on ‘The Man Who Sold the World’



This is for you Mastodon fans!



Wonder Woman trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This pre-dates my Rush listening.



Mr. Anders Friden of In Flames on Instagram


New album on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Temple of the Dog, members of Pearl Jam & Soundgarden, kick off tour.  I need to listen to this more often!



This article with singer, Taylor Momsen, of The Pretty Reckless sort of explains why I wrote lyrics without a literal meaning.  There was no “THIS IS WHAT IT’S ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”  Don’t most people hear a song & figure out how it applies to them personally?  That’s why I listen to so much music.  Sometimes I want to think about it & other times I just want to be entertained.



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Obama acts as school teacher to USA citizens who forgot about the right to free speech for EVERYONE!


Rockers throwing fans off stage LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Because they can’t do it without language like Obama!


Now out of the venue.


I’m not offended by swearing privately, goofing around with friends & such, but there comes a breaking point.  Publically, that’s your choice.  I paid however much to see a show & now the people on stage are calling the paying audience mother&*%$#@^?


Tony Iommi’s top 10 riffs



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Temple of the Dog cover Mad Season





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



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Just what I’ve been listening to.  As I fall asleep & stretch.  “Nothing but Thieves”, “Alter Bridge”, “Lamb of God”, “Halestorm”, “Green Day”, “Rush”, & “In Flames”.


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Streaming & downloading sites will disappear, change as to who owns them & how the owner manages them.  Will iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, etc. be around forever?  I can’t say for sure but, if we’ve learned anything from history, there’s a good chance they won’t be around forever?  We first had vinyl and it’s the only musical distribution form that’s still common.  We had 8 tracks, cassettes, CDs, Digital downloading, & now digital streaming.  However you choose to get your music is OK by me.  I use iTunes.  Cheap but not the cheapest form available.

Other than possibly vinyl, all of the digital methods, I think, are going to change ownership?  Some other company will buy out iTunes & the rights to iPods possibly & call them something else?  Could happen maybe not.  I don’t know who the owner of Apple is (I could look it up, but I’m lazy) but whoever it is will have to either sell it or pass the company to a younger family member.

The world is not even close to being done evolving, the music industry will continue to change also.  Think of it like TV.  We had black & white, colour standard definition, HD, 4K, & 8K isn’t that far away, after that who knows?

Everything is still evolving.  Evolution hasn’t stopped & I don’t think it will any time soon.  How many models of the iPhone have been released?  Get ready they’re probably working on a new one at this very moment?


Why Metallica won’t play the album “…And Justice for All” in its entirety.


New Metallica tune.



Uber’s first self-driving delivery truck made a delivery of “Budweiser”


The last “In Flames” show I saw, the singer had something very important to say, and a hush came over the crowd.  Then he said “Don’t drink Budweiser!  You don’t have time for that $h!+”



Best song of the 21st century so far.  I didn’t even see the vote or what else was nominated.  Good tune, but REALLY?  It’s extremely subjective.



Wall Street Journal review of Opeth’s album “Sorceress”



Foo Fighters’ drummer, Taylor Hawkins, to release 6 song EP on November 11th.  Audio of one song & track listing inside the link.



The Pretty Reckless shared it…


Oh!  Big Wreck’s got somethin’ cookin’!  Hear some music inside the link, no vocals yet.



Consequence of Sound tackle music & politics


Louis C.K. praises Hillary Clinton on Conan



Walk off the Earth cover Keith Urban


Depressed Ringo Starr story





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

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

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

Stay safe out there,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Coheed and Cambria” the album “The Color Before The Sun” I’ve listened to this album many, many times.  Somewhere in this song there is LANGUAGE!!!!  I don’t hear it?  If you do, please teach me?


I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “As The Palaces Burn”


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I went into full panic mode yesterday.  I wrote an email to a person.  The tone of the email, could have been taken wrong and it was.  Now I can totally see how that could be misunderstood.  My intent is not to hurt anyone.  EVER!  There was no foul language or name calling from anyone, all is well.  Moving on……………………


I don’t think a 5 year plan is very realistic.  I like to have things mapped out for me.  But something came up out of nowhere.  Kim & I spent 4.5 years either living in a hospital or going to a hospital.  I’ve never had a 5 year plan, & cancer was the last thing on my mind & wouldn’t have been in my plan?  If I can make a plan for an evening & it works out, I’m pleasantly surprised!  Life tends to get in the way of a person’s normal routine.


James Corden commercial is beaten down.  Cool it, Apple stock is already dropping at a steady rate!  Instead of complaining, cancel your account.  Click a button or waste your energy by flipping out?



This is all over the “In Flames” Facebook timeline.  Older die hard “In Flames” fans complain constantly about them not being as heavy as they used to be.  Don’t get the album then out of sight, out of mind?

It’s very subjective in the end.  I thought the last 2 albums were really good?


I’m lucky my iPod classic (160 gb) still works & it does all I want it to!  I don’t use Apple ear buds.  I use a different brand of wired ear buds, & (Knock on wood) I’ve had no problem with them!

I’m still on the fence about getting an iPod touch when my iPod classic dies?  Maybe I’ll send it with a note asking for a battery replacement & they can charge me for that instead?  I don’t have any type of cell phone & I don’t see owning one anytime in the near or distant future unless all of the telecommunication companies abolish land lines?


They don’t need to do that, talk to the people that own www.google.com they’re already looking over our shoulder.  Ever gone on www.youtube.com & find it odd that the advertisements are tailored to your location, or your preferences?


1984 is already happening in a way?  Google is always looking over our shoulder if they want to?


Rush address the future of the band.  If you miss them, I’m sure the local rock station will play “Tom Sawyer” 3 times a day, as they have done for at least 33 years of my 36 year long life.



Article/interview with Myles Kennedy of “Alter Bridge” the full album “The Last Hero” will be released on October 7th


Cool video!


LANGUAGE!!!!  This guy just makes me laugh.  REALLY, don’t flip out about every tiny rather insignificant thing or other people’s opinion about a band.  Oh no, people don’t like Tool?  That’s it the world’s over!

Top 10 “Tool” songs

I guess that means the song “Judith” by “A Perfect Circle” is about Maynard’s mother.  I knew that, just thought I’d clear that up for you, just in case?  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I downloaded the Apple update, yep it’s ugly, and it changed the look of both iTunes & Apple Music.  Everything works, it’s just laid out differently.  Give it some time, we’ll get the hang of it.  As soon as you get used to it, 2 months later there will be another update from Apple.  Hahahaha!  I said I’m holding out for the iPhone 17, at this rate I’ll have it by the summer or fall of next year.  Maybe I’ll hold out until the iPhone 35 is out?


I hope it’s true but it likely isn’t.  I can’t see Dave Grohl doing a solo project as the lead singer?



I guess Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie are done?


And that’s all I need to say about this. Private matter, best to let them deal with it themselves.


Metallica will be touring aggressively behind their new album “Hardwired………………to self-destruct”

http://loudwire.com/robert-trujillo-metallica-touring-hard-support-new-album/   Radio interview inside the link.



30 years ago Megadeth released “Peace Sells…..but Who’s Buying”



Alter Bridge will release a new song on Friday if you choose to preorder the album?

The new song is not yet available.


Now In Flames are releasing a proper video for this song on Friday.  Videos are great what is “Battles”?  If it’s an album with these two songs I think fans would prefer a preorder date or a release date?  These 2 songs do sound quite promising to me!





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

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

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

Stay safe out there,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres



I fell asleep to “The Beatles” the “White album” then “Oasis” the album “Be Here Now”


I exercised to “Candlebox” the album “Disappearing in Airports”


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Kim & I don’t know how to relax?  We’re both go, go, go, go people.  She works 8 hours a day, while I exercise for 2 hours a day, feel like I should curl up in the fetal position, but feel I write this for people interested, despite not being paid for it.  This is news I want to know about & feel I should share it with the masses!

Anyone can do it, everyone on Facebook has an email address & I’d prefer communicating privately through email.  But I’m on Facebook for the long haul because of this blog.  Here I am…..I guess.  I like catching up with friends who are now parents or that live somewhere else now.  That was my initial reason for joining Facebook & selling our band.  Both Facebook & email have their pros & cons.  I don’t plan on leaving Facebook anytime soon, I like getting my news spoon fed to me.


The Toronto Blue Jays need to “…win, win, win……..”


Lamb of God shared it…..


Led Zeppelin’s animated video.  Video inside the link.



Consequence of Sound’s interview with comedian Hannibal Buress.  LANGUAGE!!!


You want to play “Amen” by Halestorm?  Here it is



Wanna play alongside “Alice in Chains” & “Stone Temple Pilots”?



I feel slightly off when I’m listening to anything other than the “Nothing but Thieves” album.  This album came out of nowhere & I have trouble not listening to it multiple times a day.


I have 4 albums on preorder from iTunes on this list?  Good thing music is cheap.  Great for the customer……………..not so good for musicians.  That’s excessive for me or most people!  I have Opeth coming on September 30th as well, then Highly Suspect in November, In Flames who knows when.


Alter Bridge

Sum 41

Green Day

The Pretty Reckless

Paramore & Big Wreck are in the studio at the moment as well.  Got to have cash for Christmas!  I may have to call it quits after the “In Flames” album?


Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson of Rush get honored by their home town.



I don’t really care for Metallica, a song here & there.  I used to rip on them but they’ve done well for themselves.  I can respect them & all that they’ve accomplished, I don’t have to be a huge fan of them.


LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I do like this new song though!


Monday you can preorder “In Flames”


Consequence of Sound “Blair Witch” movie review




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I fell asleep to“Rush” the album “Snakes & Arrows”

I exercised to “Aeges” the album “Above & Down Below” the entire album. Then I listened to “Third Ion” their 1st album “13/8 Bit” almost the entire album

Everyone is not a fan of Mondays, I get that, but Thursdays are worse to me. It’s not Hump day, it’s not Friday either. It’s the day before the day you’re waiting to finish for the weekend.

Weird? Yesterday I heard it was just a family heirloom but today it’s Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar?


Blake Shelton with Chelsea Handler


That’s not necessarily “rock bottom”. I survived cancer, my story isn’t “rock bottom” either. When anyone thinks they’ve hit rock bottom, there’s likely someone else doing worse. Do you have shelter? Do you have food? If you do, & that’s all you have, you’re still not at the bottom. If you’re alive, you’re doing pretty good.

The 4 brothers out of South Africa that make up “KONGOS”

Article with “Lamb of God” guitarist Mark Morton! This is the guy that called their music “unlistenable”


As much as I like “Eve 6” & “Jimmy Eat World”, “Green Day” was there first for me & I’m not big on punk music.


Don’t forget, at midnight Eastern time “Third Ion” & “Chevelle” should be released on iTunes!

Jim Jeffries on Donald Trump SERIOUS LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He does make a very good point though!

I only know roughly the release date for the new Alter Bridge album is likely going to be in September. They’re playing live shows now & had a listening party I think in Orlando yesterday?

Top 50 hard rock & metal guitarist according to www.loudwire.com


Quite a subjective list?

Anthony Kiedis on writing music with former Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, John Frusciante


I really like John Frusciante’s back up vocals on this song!!!

Highly Suspect” are hitting the road! I quite enjoy this band/album. Only 3 of the 10 songs are clean though? This song is clean though.


This got people mad? They haven’t even released an “Avengers” or “Iron Man” movie yet people are freaking out about this? Calm down, will it matter in 20 years? I don’t think so.


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