BIG OOPS ON OUR PART FOR OUR TAXES

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I watched a movie on Saturday, a long movie.  I can’t believe I spent that much time on the couch watching TV.  I’ll easily watch a televised 3 hour long baseball game, recorded & with a guitar in hand usually.  It doesn’t take 3 hours if you’re fast forwarding through the commercials though. 

I watched the Zach Snyder cut of “Justice League” it was FANTASTIC!  WAY better than the original release with only about 20-25 minutes of footage from the original release.  So why wasn’t it the initial release?  Because its 4:02:?? hours long & there wasn’t as much footage of the super heroes in their super hero outfits.  If you’ve ever seen the movie “300” that was the vibe you got from this version, a MUCH deeper story, & more regarding the origin of “Flash” & “Cyborg”.  MUCH darker than I’d ever expect from a super hero movie.  Tied up the story better as well as leaving things wide open for future movies.

Regarding the photo of the guitar I received last week.  I know I look grumpy and unimpressed.  So not the case though.  Any new guitar day is AMAZING & I’m always very blessed to have any guitar!  Just because I look disappointed on the outside doesn’t mean that I’m not filled with joy! That’s just my resting Chris face.

While I was watching the movie all day Saturday, Kim was being responsible & smart doing our taxes.  I’m pretty easy, I bring in no income other than from the government.  No income = no tax.  We saved a lot of money during the year that shall not be named.  After Kim did our taxes & double checked over the phone Sunday morning, apparently the Government saved a lot of money too.  I thought she got the short end of the stick last year, OH HOW WRONG I WAS.  With Kim working on contract she should be paying tax every paycheck, unfortunately she forgot about it last year.  Ah well, we’re done with extravagant purchases this year & maybe the guitar I was going to order in December gets pushed a little further away?  I was hoping to use the money from the sale of my 7 string towards the S2 McCarty 594 but we’ll figure it out along the way.  We’ll know more in a month & December we’ll decide what is needed where.  This means our condo will not be for sale next year. 

So here’s hoping this is still in production when I go to order it next year?  It should be since it was put into production in January 2020.  I’ll figure it out when I go to order it.  January is the BIG trade show for music companies in L.A. called NAMM.  That’s when companies introduce new products while eliminating a few others.  Yes I’m streaming music & I still don’t like the idea of me doing that.

There’s not a cheaper alternative for this guitar like the other two have.  There’s only the MUCH more expensive & less desirable 1959 Gibson Les Paul ($3000 +) reissue or the even more expensive Core PRS ($5000+) of this model.  There is NO WAY I’ll spend $3000 on a guitar though, they’re both not viable options.  After this purchase the last 2 guitars significantly diminish in price, especially the made in Canada Godin Radiator.  The most meaningful part of this guitar is that it’s made in Canada.  I don’t know of any other quality guitars made in Canada at that price point.

The blue PRS S2 McCarty 594 was introduced to the more affordable S2 line in January 2020.  I’ve been told the white Schecter Tempest is new as of this January.  The Godin Radiator design has been in production since 1999, apparently this is part of a new line though & I can’t find when this line was created?

After Kim checked on our taxes “Sunday Morning”, she picked up our groceries and I spent most of my day in the kitchen.  I made my usual juice, eggs, & fish for the week.  Brewster now eats raw stewing beef.  He’s 15 years old & getting picky about what he eats.  It’s supposed to be good for his dry skin & he likes it and eats it with no hassle.  The only other thing he’s ever interested in eating is whatever I’m eating.  Kim & I could be eating the exact same meal, but he knows who’s more likely to share with him.

I cut up some stewing beef on Saturday to make a few meals for him.  We cut up the beef into little bight size pieces (5mm X 5mm) for him so he’ll actually not get it caught in his throat and maybe chew it.  We then put little bags of meat in meal size portions in the freezer.  I cut up 1 ½ pounds of beef for him this weekend but it felt like 20 pounds because it took so long, especially when he’s sitting on the floor right beside me quietly growling just to let me know he’s there, for a solid hour.

Brewster hates it when I’m in the kitchen.  He’s usually freaking out frantically checking each room and growling or following me very closely making sure I’m doing everything right.  I think on Sunday I was in the kitchen for a good 3 hours straight getting everything together for the week & taking care of the dishwasher.  Brewster shadowed me most of that time.

I didn’t watch the Grammy Awards because I know the categories I’m interested in wouldn’t be televised.  I only know about this issue because it’s everywhere on the internet.  These people have every right to perform this way in a free society.  Everybody complaining about it also has the right to change the channel or not watch it.  Too many people decided to watch it for the freedom to be malicious & complain.  Get over it, you’re really going to complain about a 4:30 minute portion of TV?  Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion thank you for boosting the success of their performance with every comment, positive or negative.  I watched on the internet to see what everybody’s commenting on, I’m sure I won’t be the only one.

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Regina are ridiculously high right now!  Just wait until March 29th, 2 weeks after St. Patrick’s Day.  We never leave the house, we did go for a drive this week for a “milkshake” but it was more just to get out of the house.

I don’t have a milkshake & if I think I do, nobody comes to my yard!  I figured out ‘Layla’ by “Eric Clapton” it was just a matter of memorizing it, & now practicing it into the ground.

Not as fun to play as this song by “Pearl Jam”.  I would have never tried this without multiple guitars because it’s in open D tuning.

I spent Monday learning 3/7 modes on guitar.  A major scale with a certain note or 4 notes that are either sharp or flat.  I’ll be working on these for quite a while, beginning as soon as this is posted.  I’ll work on them individually.  Spend a LOT of time on one, memorize it, apply it, & on to the next one. 

I’d post a video of my playing but I really tense up when the camera’s on, guitar or no guitar.  Cameras are really not my thing.  I will gladly make a stupid face, obscene gesture, or whatever I can to not have the photo seen.  It is one of my least comfortable moments.

I was falling asleep listening to some “Big Wreck” I think, but I woke up to “Seether” playing ‘Careless Whisper’ by “WHAM!”  I’m pretty sure I don’t have much if anything by “Seether” on my iPod touch?  I must have bumped it during the night?

Nope the iPod thing happened again Sunday night.  REALLY hacker!!!  Get another hobby already! 

As for the song ‘Careless Whisper’ by “WHAM!”….I guess thank you “Deadpool” for reviving “WHAM!”?

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

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris

P.S.  I like my “Deadpool” so I hope this is real!

I WILL NOW REMOVE MY HEAD FROM MY BUTT

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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

300 Shoulder raises/Chest presses w/ 10 pound dumb bells

1050 Crunches

1050 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

600 Back flexes

Too much belly aching & whining on my part.  I’m getting out of this funk, it’s not cool down here!  I don’t have time to complain & whine about things not to my liking.  I was bummed out about the lights only that was my breaking point.  I have no clue as to what got me there?  It wasn’t the last 2 guitars (that’s just how it is) and it’s not being in quarantine (I’ve been living that way since July 26th, 2012).  I don’t know what got me to that point but I know I don’t want to be there!

I’m going to have to scale back my crunches & leg lifts to 300 a day instead of 350 a day.  I’m sore & VERY tired.  Everything else will stay as is.  I also said I would pass on saving for the last 2 guitars.  Screw it, I want them & they’re worth the years of nothing else for me saving for them even if the first one is 4 or 5 years away.  I put in the time & effort to research the crap out of them & I like what I read & heard.

GOTTA GET ONE OF THESE BLUE BEAUTIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Well, I want them both, but this guitar comes first, before it goes out of production!

This guy is a guitar store owner & a guitar technician in Arizona.  He ended up selling his $3800 Core model for the $1800 S2 model (American prices).  That’s part of the reason I won’t purchase a Core model, along with the price & many other factors.  Kim calls him my “man crush” since he’s always on my screen.  My guess as to why it weighs less?  It has 2 cuts of wood from it instead of one like a Les Paul body, maple & mahogany are heavy types of wood & commonly found in Les Paul bodies & less depth on the maple top as well.

https://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/custom/tempest-custom-vwht-1-detail

If one’s out of production by then, I’ll get the other.  If they’re both out of production we have some money saved.  Both will take 6 months minimum after I put down a deposit & order them.

I am super excited for my trade in guitar at the end of the month!  I couldn’t care less that it says “Squier” on it!

I always say there’s someone stopping me from achieving something.  I finally figured out who that is.  IT’S ME!  Nobody else.  I need to allow myself to accomplish something & get out of my way.  I’m doing a hard reset on 2021 and hopefully that will solve many problems & remove the road blocks for me that I’ve put in my way.

I’m a little different, I like pineapple on my pizza, raisins in butter tarts, I’m fine with oatmeal raisin cookies as long as I know they’re not oatmeal chocolate chip, I’ll take broccoli over cauliflower ALWAYS, I don’t like potatoes, I don’t like whiskey or rye.  I’ve seen “Lamb of God” & “Boney M” live and enjoyed them both, I LOVE seafood, I am not loyal to any particular brand name, GMO or non-GMO I don’t care, I’ve voted 3 times in my 41 years on earth in Canada & I’ve voted for 3 different political parties, ever since I saw “Silence of the Lambs” Anthony Hopkins freaks me out, despite my fear of Hannibal Lector I REALLY enjoy crime/murder shows such as my current favourite show “Prodigal Son”, I don’t agree with censorship if you’re over the age of 18, I shave in the evening, etc.

Most guitar players will say something to the tune of “I don’t want a Gibson?!”  What do they really think though?  “Those Gibson guitars look pretty cool, I should get one!”  I’d get one if they weren’t over $3000 for a decent one in Canada.

I realized this week that I don’t play my acoustic guitar enough.  To “remedy” that problem I picked 2 songs that I used to play a LOT and I’ll finish relearning them, plus a song my mom wants to learn on her acoustic guitar.  I’m gonna fully relearn these two songs….

Played & sang them before cancer, nothing stopping me now but my own laziness!

This is not the song my mom wants to learn, but it is titled “Remedy”

My mom wants to learn this, so I’ve got my chord changes up to speed now.

Donald Trump doesn’t want to be compared to Richard Nixon.  Fair enough, Nixon knew when to resign.  How about we compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler?  Trump didn’t kill anyone, he encouraged others to do it for him.

FANTASTIC new album from Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

We’re all Global Citizens,

Chris 

DOCTOR APPOINTMENT THIS WEEK!!!  NERVE PAIN STILL HERE

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Not much going on here.  My chiropractor told me to do as little as possible this week.  Couch & TV.  So really nothing.  That’s great for a few days, it gets very boring after a few days.  It’s been a lot of resting since mid-November with some stretching involved, BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

He’ll get over it I’m sure.  I miss singing & playing guitar, I got over it.  My voice is crap but I can work/practice my guitar.

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-heartbreaking-watch-frank-ferrer-play-guns-n-roses/

 

20 years ago Finger Eleven released their debut album “Tip”.  I really like them & my brother’s a HUGE fan.  We played this song live a couple of times.

 

Pentatonix shared it.  It would be nice to hear some new music from them, although I thought the same thing about Tool in 2010 or 2009.

 

7 mistakes Nintendo has made over the years.

http://www.glixel.com/news/lists/nintendos-7-biggest-failures-and-what-they-taught-us-w468670?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner&utm_content=rollingstone

 

I’ve got some “Seether”.  I wouldn’t call myself a fan though.

http://loudwire.com/seether-poison-the-parish-album-let-you-down-music-video/

 

My listening lately

Big Wreck

 

Ascot Royals

 

Foo Fighters

 

Judah and the Lion

 

Metallica

 

Rob Zombie LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Watchmen

 

Diemonds

 

Halestorm

 

Jack Johnson & Ben Harper

 

Jack Johnson

 

Ben Harper

 

Highly Suspect.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finger Eleven

 

U2

 

Queens of the Stone Age

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

LAST SEASON FOR AMERICAN IDOL

Today’s workout was brought to you by “Muse” the album “Absolution”

 

Squats aren’t that fun. Muscles I haven’t ever thought about are killing me today. I’ve done a total of 100 squats this week. That’s enough squats for the week. I changed it up & did 50 push ups & yoga to stretch some painful muscles. I’ve got the mind of someone in their 20s & the body of someone in their 90s. Yet I haven’t turned 36 yet?

 

We all knew American Idol wouldn’t go on forever. I’m assuming people got bored with the platform. Not all of the winners went on to stardom, yet kids continued to audition. I couldn’t point out what went wrong other than it’s been around for 15 seasons, & FOX wanted something new? That’s just my guess. It’s weird to think some kids don’t know a world without American Idol? It’s a great marketing tool, but how many winners of the show went on to large success? I could only name a few at best. Where did the 2014 winner go?

 

Fall Out Boy video feat. Demi Lovato

 

These are just funny, hidden baseball tricks that make the opposing player look like a fool. Yes, I’ve been on both sides of these plays.

 

I saw some photos of some artists. “Kongos” is finishing the vocals for their album. “Linkin Park” is in the studio Chester Bennington was shown recording vocals. “Alter Bridge” are writing/rehearsing for their 5th album & will be in the studio “soon”. Looks promising for new music this year. If anyone is coming to a place near you, I encourage you to go out & support your preferred musician. This free music is hurting the industry. I should get out to more shows as well. We have an actual money tree, but it just grows leaves, not printed money……………BAD, MONEY TREE, BAD!!!!!!!!

 

Here’s the “Coachella” festival line up from Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/coachella-guns-n-roses-lcd-soundsystem-calvin-harris-lead-lineup-20160104

 

More from Loud Wire on the “Guns n’ Roses” reunion.

http://loudwire.com/slash-duff-mckagan-officially-join-axl-rose-guns-n-roses-coachella-lineup/

 

I’m not a fan of these 3 groups, so for me, this is almost sad.

http://loudwire.com/shinedown-seether-breaking-benjamin-lead-first-u-s-now-thats-what-i-call-rock-set/

 

Wolfmother fans, here’s the new single. I like their sound, I could see the vocals getting old fast? I’ll have to check them out. I do remember hearing their first big hit in 2006 or 2007?

http://loudwire.com/wolfmother-new-track-gypsy-caravan/

This is it from 2006

This was on good ol’ “Guitar Hero”

 

Walk Off The Earth” video cover of “Adele”. I really like this group!

 

Stephen Colbert talks about the Vatican’s review of “Star Wars”

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-examines-vaticans-harsh-the-force-awakens-review-20160106

 

Opeth’s beer being reviewed

 

Hear Jack White in the late 1980s before The White Stripes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-a-rare-ferocious-track-from-jack-whites-pre-white-stripes-band-20160106

 

Local band “Third Ion” plans to release album number 2 this year!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/13-8-bit/id979896665

 

Drummer for “Clutch” tells who his top 5 drummers are.

http://bravewords.com/news/clutchs-jean-paul-gaster-runs-down-top-5-drummers-video

 

Little news from “Alter Bridge”! Singer “Myles Kennedy” is sifting through some “killer $h!+” he got from Mark Tremonti while on the road with Slash.

 

Courtney Love covers Radiohead’s song “Creep”. LANGUAGE!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/courtney-love/90627?utm_campaign=nme-daily-6th-jan-06-01-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

When “Radiohead” played music & not random noise with their effect pedals!

 

Big Wreck shared it…..

 

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THAT’S A YOUNG AGE TO HAVE A PHONE!!??

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

I hope everyone that could at least called their mother yesterday!

Donate money to our friend Elka for kidsport in Regina
http://kidsport.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1132190&supId=421980617

The average age for kids to get a phone is 6! I’m 35 & I had a phone for a year when I was 27. Certainly don’t need one now! I’m always home for the land line phone or out with someone else who has a cell phone.

32 years ago Sunday, Metallica entered a studio to record “Kill em All”
http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-studio-record-kill-em-all-anniversary/

Florence & The Machine on SNL
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-florence-and-the-machines-big-and-beautiful-snl-performance-20150510#ixzz3ZkcZO0Fy

U2 in the NY subway with Jimmy Fallon all in disguise

21 years ago Sunday Weezer recorded their debut album.
http://diffuser.fm/weezer-blue-album-anniversary/

Ozzy Osbourne donates $10,000 to Louisville kids band
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/ozzy-osbourne-donates-10-000-to-louisville-kids-band-20150510#ixzz3Zlv2qRrv

Keep going fellas………………….FAST!…………..figuratively & literally, the drummer Chris Adler is really comfortable at 200 BPM (Beats Per Minute)!
https://instagram.com/p/2hLN2-AFfJ/

“Machine Head’s” singer goes under the knife for gallbladder just before a tour
http://loudwire.com/machine-head-robb-flynn-gallbladder-surgery/

“Muse” was afraid producer Mutt Lange would make their “Drones” album to “radio friendly”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-11/muse-mutt-lange-fears-drones

^^From an older album. “Drones” will be their 7th studio album since 1999.

New drummer for “The Darkness”
http://loudwire.com/the-darkness-new-drummer-rufus-taylor/

“Faith No More” stream new album before it’s release next week.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-11/faith-no-more-stream-sol-invictus

12 rock/metal crimes. Why I don’t listen to European Church Burning metal. Too heavy & WAY over the top!
http://loudwire.com/shocking-crimes-rock-metal-history/?fb0150

Metallica to headline 2015 X Games
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/metallica-to-headline-2015-x-games-in-austin-20150511

American Idol is canceled after 2016 season
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/fox-cancels-american-idol-20150511

Paramore’s first album turns 10 years old on July 26th

Guns n’ Roses face plagiarism charge for 1987’s “Sweet Child of Mine”. Why did the other group wait until now to press charges? Like it or hate it lots of people know it & have known it for many years.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/guns-n-roses-sweet-child-o-mine-comes-under-plagiarism-charges/

Jimi Hendrix movie is approved by his estate!
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-11/jimi-hendrix-official-movie-green-light

Seether with Tremonti review
http://www.backstageaxxess.com/backstage/Concert_Review.php/Seether-and-Tremonti-2015

Remind you of “Nirvana”?

Custom made Mark Tremonti PRS guitar. Very COOL artwork!

Pre-teens covering Rush & Black Sabbath
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-11/pre-teens-conquer-rush-and-sabbath

Another 4 day week for me! Kim has an E.D.O. on Friday & then Monday is a long weekend day in Canada, Victoria Day. I guess that’s 2 short weeks. I’ll probably post an entry on Sunday until the end of the week?

Everybody likes different music. Many people I know like either metal & nothing but metal in up to 2006. Eccentric music, pop music, my brother likes “Ace of Base”, “I Mother Earth” & “Trivium” I like ANY music that is instantly catchy be it pop, country (without the twang), soft rock, rock, classic rock, hard rock, metal & it’s sub genres, but little to no rap. The more diverse an album is, the more I enjoy it. Foo Fighters’ first 3 albums are all over the map, Big Wreck’s “The Pleasure & The Greed” Halestorm’s “Into The Wild Life” & Country music’s Zac Brown Band’s “Jekyll + Hyde” are all very diverse albums. All of that being said, an album doesn’t always have to be diverse for me. Some times I want someone just screaming at me & some times I just want to chill out.

I may not like some of them or “Ace of Base” doesn’t make it a guilty pleasure though. You like it & that’s fine with me. I don’t believe in guilty pleasures!

Songs I like. “Flatlined” this is one of the benefits of being in a band! You meet other great bands that should have made it big. Flatlined is a rock group from Ontario that we got to preform with while they were on a few cross Canada tours (3 or 4). I can get you one song from youtube & their 2 iTunes albums. Really great guys!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/deaf-leading-the-blind/id385897924

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/guilty-of…/id278516992

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Bye,

“Butthead” aka Chris