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Friday evening we went out for supper with some friends from out of town.  Good times!!  We rarely go out for supper or leave the house for that matter.  I need to do something on a weekend or else I get cabin fever & a little cranky.  I don’t go out to a job 5 days a week.  I can’t drive, neither can my dog & we have 1 vehicle, since Kim is the only one here that can drive.  We had a busy week, that doesn’t happen very often.  We were both home Monday evening.  Kim was out Tuesday.  I had a physio appointment Wednesday evening.  I went to “Big Wreck” with 2 friends & my dad on Thursday, while Kim was out with some co-workers.  Then Friday was out for supper.  Most weeks I’m lucky to be out once!

Saturday was quite tame.  Kim & Sherry went grocery shopping as they do every weekend.  Afterwards Kim & I just powered through what was recorded on our DVR.  I finished the off the last episode of the first season of the Netflix series “The Santa Clarita Diet” while they went shopping.  I think I sat in my wheelchair too long Friday night?  It’s deflated again & I was on it for 3 hours.  My sciatic nerve is/was making things uncomfortable watching TV most of the day.

Sundays are the days we get ready for the week, Kim boils eggs & cooks my fish.  She also makes up a few lunches for herself to take to work.  I shell the boiled eggs & put them in the fridge.  During the week I have 1 boiled egg & a glass of vegetables & fruit blended every morning.  A piece of fish for lunch or a wrap with turkey deli meat.  Supper is the wild card usually squash with meat sauce or rice, quinoa & chicken for supper.

Last night I think all 3 of us expanded our vocabularies quite a bit.  I don’t remember being in so much pain because of my sciatic nerve, I was near tears & screaming just trying to get comfortable in bed.  I’m sure it’s from having a completely deflated seat in my wheelchair.  Just too long sitting on it at the restaurant Friday night.  Kim inflated it last night but the damage was already done.  I got up this morning, had breakfast, shelled the eggs, & did my stretches & I’m sure I’ll be doing more later on.

 

WOW!  My uncle sent me this.  This was his first time playing in front of an audience, at a French Just for Laughs!

 

I can’t get enough Alter Bridge!

http://loudwire.com/alter-bridge-nonpoint-heat-up-snowy-new-york-city/#photogallery-1=1

Not many people seem to know who “Alter Bridge” is & outside of Canada “Big Wreck” is very unknown.  In my perfect world I’d love to see these 2 groups open for “Foo Fighters”, but that’s just me?

 

Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park rapper, is 40 as of Saturday.

 

AH, Jimmy Fallon!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-common-roots-black-thought-engage-in-freestyle-battle-w466394

 

This is one reason musicians drop out of music.

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18039/musician-injuries-health-awareness-music-schools

If they’re mainstream radio artists they have a few options, since they make pennies on digital music.  A) Release the album everywhere & hope it’s well received.  B) Start a fragrance, clothing or alcohol line & continue to release the music everywhere.  C) Don’t release the music, do it as a pastime & find a non-celebrity job.  D) Put the music out & charge as much or as little as you want.

Have you noticed that Prince’s music is hard to find a video on www.youtube.com with audio?  You can watch a video but with no sound or half of the song’s audio.  Most musicians are glorified T-Shirt sales person.  That’s what Lamb of God vocalist, Randy Blythe, calls himself in his memoir.

 

“Muse” is touring with “Thirty Seconds to Mars” beginning at the start of May.  “Muse” just completed a tour cycle a couple of weeks ago, so how are they spending their down time?  In the studio!!

 

It happens to most singers.  I’ve seen people who forget the lyrics & I’ve done it too!

http://loudwire.com/10-rockers-forgetting-lyrics-onstage/

Forgetting The National Anthem is where I draw the line.  Cover songs are easy to remember because it’s been on the radio 18,000 times & it’s usually one of the singer’s favourite songs.  If someone else in the band has written lyrics & I sang it, those were often hard to remember for me.  35 cover songs were pretty easy for me to remember in a cover band.

 

Highly Suspect’s Facebook status on Saturday

“I think you should watch the Grammys tomorrow. Rumor has it they are gonna put our ugly mugs on TV this time”

If he didn’t swear so much I’d share more songs with you.  2 albums & only 3 or 4 songs that are clean?  At this point it’s a gimmick.  Great band though.  They almost remind me of Nirvana.

 

I’m not big on live albums, but here you go.

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-live-albums/#photogallery-1=1

 

Give him promotion, he’s happy.  If you don’t he’s angry & ratings drop fast if you’re “fake news”.  Most of the world has already formed their opinion on him & it’s not good from what I hear.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/trumps-travel-ban-causing-chaos-for-international-musicians-w465236

 

Kim & I rented the movie “Trolls” Saturday night really good/funny/family oriented movie!  I couldn’t care less about the Oscar Awards nominated movies of the year.  To me they’re usually over rated fancy shmansy artsy fartsy movies I’ve never heard of, after the awards I may watch one or two of them.

 

If you say so www.loudwire.com I’m guessing I won’t know the majority if any of the names?

http://loudwire.com/11-most-criminally-underrated-metal-guitarists/

I’ve heard of a few of the bands, I don’t listen to any of them though.

 

Big Wreck B-Side I’ve never heard before!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I’m out until this sciatic nerve crap is tolerable.

 

Stay fit & have fun!

 

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

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SIGNIFICANT DAYS I COMPLETELY MISSED

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I fell asleep to “Prince” the album “Purple Rain”.  I woke up to pee & put on “Tool” the album “Lateralus”

I exercised to “Ascot Royals” the 2017 release “New Skin” only 7 songs, then I put on “Big Wreck” the new album “Grace Street”

I’ve got some “Into Eternity” the album “Dead or Dreaming” in the house today

 

Sunday February 3rd, 2008 was the day I was shoveling snow in our backyard.  I sat down on our steps while I experienced the most painful headache of my life.  It didn’t last long & it was at the base of my skull in the back.  Kim saw me through the kitchen window & told me to come inside.  My headache probably lasted 3 minutes & then I was fine.  I slept fine & went to work on Monday, after a week off with a bad stomach flu.

I was fine on Monday the entire day.  I didn’t even think anything of my painful/short headache.

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, again all was fine.  Kim & I were carpooling to work.  We had bought a used Pontiac Grand Am, which looked new.  We bought it roughly a year prior.  It was more used as a replacement for my Ford Tempo, which had seen better days!  I dropped of Kim & went to work.  I think it was still in the morning.  I was about to put on the printing plates for a job.  Two of my co-workers came over & told me I looked very pale.  I felt fine & carried on as usual.  Then it all happened.

I sat down on the cat-walk of my press, then I laid down on it, none of this is normal.  I called for my co-worker and said “Call 911”.  I was almost out.  The paramedics came ASAP.  Kim had been called at the same time.  She went to leave & realized I had the car.  Her boss drove her over.  I was put on a stretcher & was taken into the ambulance.  The last thing I remember was Kim getting into the ambulance & me saying “It’ll be alright sweetie”.  Apparently I was alert & answering many questions.  I don’t remember a thing though.  I was in a coma for 4 or 5 weeks with a 5-15% chance of coming out of a coma.  I slept for a year only waking up for painkillers.  On December 31st 2008 I was declared cancer free.  I really did nothing, my body took over while I pretty much slept for a year & I’m sure there was a good chunk of good luck involved.

I was discharged from my therapies at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center on Thursday July 26th 2012!  I’m told the doctors expected the cancer too comeback at the 5 year mark, that never happened luckily!

Some people say I should celebrate the days in February.  I think those are days to forget.  I’d rather celebrate July 26th & every New Year.  I don’t know if that’s right, the days in February don’t seem as though they need to be remembered?

 

 

Audioslave shows always a possibility

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-audioslave-shows-always-possibility-but-scheduling-will-decide/

 

Michael Bolton is hitting Netflix.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-michael-boltons-big-sexy-valentines-day-trailer-w465526

 

In Flames shared it…..

 

Body Break “Santa Clarita Diet” demo

 

Rob Zombie plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

What’s better than John Oliver?  When he’s on Stephen Colbert!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-john-oliver-stephen-colbert-spoof-public-access-show-w465745

 

As recommended by “A Perfect Circle”, “The Beta Machine”

 

More John Oliver on Stephen Colbert

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“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

WEEKEND UPDATE

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Big Wreck on HEAVY rotation for me.

Friday evening was quite tame.  We were about to watch a movie, then Kim’s stomach disagreed.  She’s been having minor issues with it.  We went to bed after 3 episodes of the new Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet”.  Oddly funny, that or I’m sick & twisted.  I don’t think Kim is sold on it yet?  I was busting a gut!

Saturday we slept in.  Kim went out to get some coffee, then made egg & banana crepes no other ingredients & they were FANTASTIC!  We went to my parents place for a turkey dinner.  They had a turkey in the freezer, & my mother loves turkey dinner.  If I never have a turkey dinner again that would be fine with me.  I mostly look forward to a plate full of turnips, no turnips this time.  My plate was a little bit of turkey, a bit of stuffing, & lots of carrots & parsnips.  I never touch mashed, boiled, or baked potatoes though.

Sundays are our “do as little as possible, while getting enough done for the upcoming week” day.  It’s a blizzard outside today.  Kim ventured out to get a few groceries though, & I’ll just be making a juice shortly.  Then a day of nothing.

 

 

Really?  They’ve made a hologram of Ronnie James Dio?

http://loudwire.com/ronnie-james-dio-hologram-u-s-debut-watch/

 

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

 

“Yield” by Pearl Jam was released February 3, 1998.  Among my favourite albums

 

Jimmy Fallon “Wheel of musical impressions” & “Guess the Secret Ingredient”

 

Oh, these bands exist, don’t ask me how?  If you dig deep enough on the interweb it can get scary!

http://loudwire.com/10-bands-you-wont-believe-actually-exist/

 

Alter Bridge live in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 4th 2017

 

Melissa McCarthy’s appearance on Saturday Night Live

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-melissa-mccarthys-epic-takedown-of-sean-spicer-on-snl-w465049

Seems appropriate for the state that Mexico & America are in?

 

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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