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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

1,050 Crunches

1,050 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

600 Back flexes

Crunches, leg lifts, & back flexes all went up number wise.  My muscles were sore by the end of Tuesday.  It was nice to take a break over the holidays, but it sucked doing more and starting all over again.

You’re not the only one that thinks this has gone on for WAY TOO long.  A lot of the time, I feel I’ve over stepped on the duration of this site.  I’m guessing I’m not the only one that finds this mundane.  I live it, and you read it.  My life’s not that exciting.  I like music, I play guitar, I exercise, I’ve been married for over 15 years, I have no children, I have an almost 15 year old dog, I’m in a wheelchair, I have an iPatch, I had stage 4 brain cancer, I’m now 12 years cancer free, & I lead a pretty regular life for an almost 41 year old guy.  Other than not leaving my house for more than an hour a week & not being able to drive, there’s nothing too extravagant here. 

I do like going to live concerts but I’m cutting back on who & where I’ll see a live show.  Cutting back on live concerts isn’t that bad living in Saskatchewan.  Nobody comes here other than Canadian groups or artists.  The last BIG name act here in Regina was “Lynyrd Skynyrd” in early 2019?  I do frequent Calgary for a “Foo Fighters” show.  I’ve been there with my dad the last 3 “Foo Fighters” tours/album cycles.  I hear “Alter Bridge” plan to hit western Canada on their next album cycle for the first time ever since their debut release in 2004, bucket list so I can’t miss that.  Being physically handicapped helps with cutting back on that too.  It’s sometimes hard to find people that are willing to drive 8 hours away and pay $50-$100 to see a show, not everyone likes the same music as I do.  In the end, I’d rather save money for the PRS S2 McCarty 594 guitar.

Like you haven’t seen it enough that’s my next and final purchase, even if I win this less expensive guitar below.

I know it comes off a greedy since it’s for me, but it’s free & was a VERY close runner up to the McCarty 594.  This SE “Paul’s Guitar” that I’d like to win has some very cool sound features on it that other guitars don’t, that’s what makes it different, & that’s why I like it so much!

Lots of people like to travel, I’m not one of them.  If Kim gets the urge to go somewhere, I’m in!  I like spending time with my wife.  Sure we disagree & argue because we’re both stubborn.  Don’t tell her I said this, but she’s a LOT smarter than me….that can be our little secret, shhh!  

With all of that being said & the fact that pretty much EVERYTHING is now negligible for me including leaving the house for more than 30 minutes a week, since mid-July 2012, that should sum up the reason for buying guitars.  I gotta pass the time how I want to.  It’s Groundhog Day here.  I get up, eat, exercise, shower eat, play guitar while checking Facebook & email, eat, play more guitar, have supper, hang out with Kim & go to bed, wake up & repeat.

I didn’t watch the videos that I put out on Tuesday until I posted them, they were all one take.  I knew I wouldn’t like them if I watched them.  On the plus side they did/do make me want to practice more!  Like I mentioned before, I want to really push myself more this year.  “There’s always someone doing better at what you do” – Anonymous.  I don’t know when I heard that, probably at a very young age, it’s very true though.

T**** supporters listened & stood by, then did EXACTLY what he told them to do on Wednesday, January 6th.  Just arrest T**** at this point!  T**** hasn’t started anything in the past, but now he has, and this is how T**** chose to end his term as President.  4 Americans died on Wednesday because of nobody but T****.  His silence is deafening!  T**** is the equivalent of Charles Manson, he’s encouraged others to do his illegal bidding for him, multiple times.  At the rally T**** stated “I will be with you” he lied, again!  He wasn’t in the march.  How does he condemn the attack that he ENCOURAGED at the rally moments before it took place?

Whether he likes this or not, THIS is on him.  #Blacklivesmatter wasn’t because of him, racism has been around for centuries, T**** exacerbated it.  He didn’t create the pandemic, he mocked it & let the death toll take over while ignoring science. 

I’m so pissed off I couldn’t sleep Wednesday night.  2 weeks away from a real leader in the White House!  T**** supporters just became the smallest fish in a VERY big pond!  T****, his administration, & T**** supporters are easily the least patriotic people on Earth.

Even as a Canadian living in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada I feel WAY too close to Washington, D.C.!  Republican voters just left another HUGE WHITE stain on American history.  Yeah, I’m a Canadian living in Canada so I am “Unamerican” & more than happy to be in a different country.


There is no excuse or reason for this other than T****’s bruised ego & his sheep like follower’s blatant ignorance in reality, democracy, science, & law.  Along with EVERY American politician that didn’t do anything proactive about it.

MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T**** is talking about pardoning himself?  LIKE HELL THAT’S GONNA HAPPEN!  The next time I see T**** on TV he had better be in handcuffs!  He has blood on his hands now, along with many republican politicians.  If they aren’t punished for MURDER wtf is the point of T****’s “law & order” statement?  Who goes to jail first & does the USA prison system have enough room?  What would I do if I crossed paths with him in public?  Nothing, he’s not worth my time.

T**** spoke on Thursday.  Do you know that it took two individual efforts for him to call the National Guard and Ivanka was the 2nd individual?  Even after Wednesday’s events he continues to LIE!?!? 

For T****, his administration & those that continue to support him, may God have mercy on your souls when your time is up.

For those that have ever approved of him & voted for him, you drank the Kool-Aid & screwed up BIG but you’re human & people make mistakes.  Learn from this & don’t repeat your mistakes.

American political leaders, pay REALLY close attention to this part if you see this!?  Don’t go to war with another country because they have a “broken” political system.  Fix yours first, then worry about other countries.  It took a domestic terrorist attack for American politicians to finally CONSIDER doing something about the American political system?  Who didn’t something like this coming?  WAKE UP!

The USA Federal government is laughable on a good day.  Wednesday was a cluster****!  SHAME on democrat & republican politicians for allowing this bullshit to carry on!  Their actions affect the lives of their citizens, they NEED to do a better job!

Yeah I used a curse word but the President, among many alleged crimes, has mocked a handicapped person, called dead soldiers “losers”, called Governors “jerks” for not using force to break up legal & peaceful riots, asked foreign countries to intervene in multiple elections, cuddled up with dictators, called Georgia election officials to “…find 11, 780 votes…” for him & instigated a riot on American soil.  You tell me who’s in the wrong here.

I couldn’t sleep Wednesday night with my emotions running at 10/10, so I worked on a guitar until 2:00 am & then cried myself to sleep.

It’s 11:51 pm Thursday night.  I’m still pissed off & REALLY DISAPPOINTED in everything that has led to this point in time.

Politicians are CONSIDERING invoking the 25th amendment?  Less than 2 weeks in his 4 year term, but NOW he’s a threat????????????????????  COME ON?????

I’m SO glad I beat cancer so I could live to see 2016-present!

Please help me win this guitar on Sunday.  I don’t want to wait for something else star spangled fantastic to happen.

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

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3 Chiropractor appointments & 1 massage therapy session on my lower back, right butt cheek, & right leg.  The 3rd trip to my Chiropractor really helped!!  Only problem was the muscles would tighten up overnight.  I’d like to do some mild exercise but it hurts even when I transfer to my wheelchair.  Friday will be all stretching.  Actually, I’ll just continue to stretch until it’s gone.  “Right now” it’s just annoying.  I’ll stand up, have a brief pain & try not to do much.  It only hurts when I move.  Sitting or laying down on my left side or on my back, I’m fine.  Seems like my body just gave up on me.  I’ve decided to take it easy for the month.

I’ve never really been to a massage therapist.  My cousin is a massage therapist though, out of province though.  I was getting up to put my shirt on & ended up breaking the massage table.  I felt like an idiot, snapped the face hole right off.  She said it wasn’t a big deal.  She’ll get a new table from amazon.  Of course we’re going to pay the $20 for it, I just felt so bad.  Lesson learned “Do not put any weight on that part of the table”!

Without doing any exercise it gets EXTREMELY boring for me.  It makes for a very long day.

This just got me riled up!


This is sad news for In Flames fans.  I just watched their live DVD on Tuesday.  At least nobody died nor is the band breaking up.


I know that ‘Paramore’ are done recording their 5th album.  ‘Royal Blood’ are in the studio at the moment, & ‘Big Wreck’ is available for preorder for a full release on February 3rd.



This is the best way to show everyone the difference between the NFL & the CFL.


Seth Myers on Donald Trump

All of that being said, I’ve been wrong about Trump as well.  He’ll never be impeached!


Live review of Alter Bridge


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


Soundgarden’s “Badmotorfinger” at 25 years old.  My favourite Soundgarden album!


Quite subjective, a few are on my list though.


My brother’s a big fan of Finger Eleven, naturally I got into Finger Eleven & he got into Foo Fighters.  I usually put on the most recent release from Finger Eleven, “Five Crooked Lines” lately I tend to listen to their first album, Tip, or the album they made when they were called “The Rainbow Butt Monkeys”

Yes, we covered this song.  I love this song!!!!!


I saw these 2 groups 1 on Conan, & 1 on Jimmy Fallon.  I’m pretty sure I don’t need them but figured you might like to be in on the ground level?


YAY, Alter Bridge are doing the typical Canadian tour…….fart noise!  Toronto & Montreal.  I need to move.  That ain’t happening!


Long article with Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe.


OK, why?  For fun I guess.  Who’s your favourite guitarist?


Favourite female rock singer anyone?


Halestorm is working on their 3rd EP of cover songs.  Here’s 1 song.  EP release date is January 6th.  I believe the first 2 Eps contain 6 songs each.


Keith Urban rocking some Dire Straits in 1997





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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” the newest album “The Last Hero” followed by “Nothing but Thieves”

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” I only have 3 of his albums so I put all 3 on shuffle.


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I did it!  4 day week in Canada though 6000 crunches, 480 squats, 400 pushups, & 400 leg lifts!

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

I expected I’d have to gradually build up to the numbers?  I didn’t though I just took it very slow the first 2 days.  In 2008 & 2009 I didn’t really understand what was going on.  I blacked immediately after Kim got into the back of the Ambulance that a co-worker called for me.  The last thing I remember is telling Kim “It’ll be OK sweetie”.  Cancer was constantly “on my mind” when I realized what had happened until roughly the middle of 2013.  Now the further away from it I get it becomes more of a “What the heck was that?”  My advice, don’t get cancer!  Cancer put a strain on most relationships friends, family, Kim, & random people who just stare at the wacko with an iPatch in the wheelchair.  I immediately threw gas on the fire & reacted very poorly to say the least.  Why?  I don’t know.  At the end of the day I was embarrassed & thought it was all my fault, & wanted to bring everyone down to what I thought was my level.  It wasn’t my level.  I don’t like to air my “dirty laundry”, Kim took the brunt of my anger & depression.  I love Kim & I know that’s not OK under any circumstance.  If anyone’s a hero in this story, it’s Kim.  I’m very lucky I met her & that she’s still a part of my life, along with the rest of my family & friends.

I still feel very self-conscious about my iPatch.  Everyone has seen some one in a wheelchair before, but an iPatch isn’t a common thing.  As self-conscious as I feel in public I tend to think to myself “WHAT?  REALLY?  Is this beautiful face offending you?  If it is avert your eyes!”


The election is still on my mind, but “in the end” I can’t change the outcome.  We’ve all had a day to question, worry, live in denial, & freak out.  Today is a new day.  If you’re American & don’t like the outcome find a peaceful way to make a difference.  If you’re happy with the outcome or from another country, your hands are tied, might as well get over it.

I don’t vote for anything in Canada.  There has never been any type of election here that horrendously changed the game.  Every election in Canada, the candidates (to me) have been very similar.  I don’t want to waste my time figuring out who the lesser evil is.  For me, the US election was evil, but very cut & dry.  The outcome I cannot change.  My advice to those that aren’t happy, YOU make a change if you can, sitting around & complaining, calling people names, & dragging Trump’s name through the mud will not solve/change anything.  Stay level headed & make yourself happy, don’t hurt anyone in any way.  I want to punch a hole in the wall.  I refuse to, because it does nothing beneficial for me or anyone else!  Relax & do something positive.


New System of a Down in 2017?


MTV banned this video when it was released.


Big Wreck shared it…..


Go ahead call Trump any slanderous names you want.  Did it fix anything?  So Mr. Game of Thrones aka George R. R. Martin do you feel any better now?


“Skillet” have a chart topping mainstream hit.


Michael Moore’s reaction to the election results


From what I can tell on Facebook, it looks as though Foo Fighters are on their way to the UK.  Photo of a few passports on Facebook & a highlighted map.


If Motorhead gets into the Hall of Fame that would be great!


Yep, I’ll be getting the new In Flames album tonight at 12:00 am Eastern time.  One more album on pre-order next Friday, & I’m done purchasing music for the year.  Anything else I’ll listen to on Apple Music until we can afford it.


Seth Myers’ post-election monologue


Soundgarden shared it…


Halestorm shared it.  Because Lzzy Hale sings in it.


Muse fans confused with view on Brexit.


A punch wouldn’t help matters.  He’s President, do something positive to rectify the situation.


What does 2017 look like for Foo Fighters?


Avenged Sevenfold in the news.


I’ll catch you on Sunday, with what I expect will be a very long weekend update!




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I fell asleep to many albums, Brewster continually jumped off of the bed throughout the night. “Them Crooked Vultures”, “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium”, & “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

There are 2 or 3 more that I can’t remember. I didn’t sleep much & Kim slept less. Brewster’s fine, he’s sleeping of course!

I exercised to “Coheed & Cambria” ½ of the album “The Colour Before the Sun”, “Queens of the Stone Age” the entire album “Songs for the Deaf”, then ½ of “Candlebox” “Love Stories & Other Musings”

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I get very nervous when I have a headache. Sunday, February 3rd 2008 was the most painful headache I’ve ever had & it was on the back, near my neck at the bottom of my skull. Then on that Tuesday I was rushed to the hospital & diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer.

I had a mild headache Tuesday night & it was still there Wednesday morning. I was freaking out to myself. Kim gave me some Tylenol & it went away. Normal mild headache by my forehead. I was nervous until it quickly went away after the Tylenol.

I guess The Tragically Hip will be in Regina August 20th at The Capital.

I turned this on yesterday. I miss these guys. We played at least 3 shows with them when they toured across Canada, from Ontario. I really like the 2 albums I have of their’s. Too bad they broke up after 2 albums & a crap load of touring. I was pulling for them to make it big. Really good guys & a really good live band!

I’d go to this but they’re only hitting Toronto on this tour?

Consequence of Sounds Gerber & Gerber review of “Sausage Party”. The first R-Rated animated movie featuring Seth Rogen.

Anthrax will preform on Seth Myers late night talk show!

Great, another gender switch in a reboot of a movie we’ve seen? Because we need more of those?

I’m Canadian so the election doesn’t mean much to me. They’ve got their guns to protect themselves against EVERYTHING………………there may have been a MOUNTAIN of sarcasm there!

How many of these 100 albums from the ’90s do you own? I own 25 & this is one of them below. I’m Canadian, lot’s of my ’90s music is Canadian groups that aren’t on this list.

Example!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Released in 1992

Released in 1996

Released in 1998

Charles Manson brought the 1960s to a halt in August of 1969.

The Daily Show

Green Day give details on new album & have released a single.

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “The 1975” the album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware”


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Exercise total; 280 leg lifts & 3850 crunches, 40 push ups

First week, 4 day week, of exercise after 2 weeks with a very sore back. Lots of stretching still. I’m still not quite at my desired total. I haven’t done a squat or push up yet, squats really work my back muscles also. I’m still shooting for my regular daily total.

80 squats, 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts & 60 push ups everyday, 5 days a week. I’ll probably get there next week.

I forgot one cover song.

This is just sad to have this happening all over the world.

Tommy Lee, Motley Crue drummer, is asking for Orca sanctuaries at Sea World.

David Draiman, singer of Disturbed reflects on his 20 year anniversary of auditioning for the group.

I think anyone who’s watched “Stranger Things” on Netflix would like a second season to at least fill in the plot holes & questions that came with the end of the 8 episode series

It’s In Flames! A must have for me!

That’s pricy, but I guess it’s a box set, book, CD, & blu-ray. I’ll see if it’s in our budget, I doubt it though. Maybe I could get the album & show from iTunes?

Could be a good movie from the looks of it?

Donald Trump vs. Corey Taylor of Slipknot. They’re both quite vocal. Don’t worry this is an article!

Confirmed as true or not true. By the man himself, Trent Reznor.

Halestorm shared it…

Blake Shelton as guest on Seth Myers.

It’s Friday & Facebook has been incredibly slow this week. Catch you on Sunday!!! Beer time!

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I don’t follow politics……….EVER! I was watching CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the National news. They were reporting on Donald Trump’s Republican Convention, I changed the channel to watch that instead. I haven’t watched any of the debates for more than 5 minutes. I watched the majority of this one though. I couldn’t stop laughing! I was even lol! My goodness he’s entertaining & scary at the same time. The entire speech was like watching a terrorist threaten another terrorist. I honestly couldn’t stop laughing! I watched it until the end & realized a couple of things. A) I should have been watching the campaign from the start just for the entertainment value! B) If he wins, it’ll be scary & the USA will be a gated community. Nobody’s coming from the Southern Boarder, the East Coast, China or Russia aren’t coming from the West Coast, & us Canadians will build a wall on our Southern Boarder & send the bill to the USA.

Friday was more of me trying to be comfortable with a screwed up back. I didn’t go to the football game. I don’t think it would have done any good sitting on a wooden bench for that amount of time. We babysat our friends kid, who politely told me where to go & how to get there! Kim was painting with her. Kim was painting a person flying a kite. I said we should blow to make some wind for “auntie” Kim, man was I wrong. “UNCLE CHRIS WE DON’T BLOW WIND, WE PAINT IT!!!” aka she told me in the most polite way where to go & how to get there, finger pointing & all.

So at the end of the day, I slept on the couch again, while Kim slept in our bed with someone else, a 2 ½ year old and I’m not sure if I’ll be invited to her 3rd birthday party.

Saturday was my aunts memorial in Regina. The family left the chapel to “Spirit in the Sky” I had finished my crying a week ago, I was OK. My mother did the eulogy at the service for her older sister, she of course choked up, then I choked up a bit too. The entire ceremony actually felt like a celebration. I’ve never felt that at a memorial/funeral? My aunt was really cool & fun to be around, & that’s exactly what I’ll remember about her!

Back to my parents place for a very excessive amount of food and whatever you brought for alcohol. I left with a food baby……and 1 beer……………….a 2 liter bottle of beer. It’s pretty rare to see your mother, uncle & cousins do a shot of tequila at the front of a chapel during a memorial, but I know that’s what my aunt would have wanted!

Now it’s Sunday & I have baseball to watch. Yes my back I still sore. I’ll finish this later.

I’d like to know if Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf will ever release a full album? I don’t buy singles unless there are 10 or more to make an album.

See how Mark Tremonti’s custom PRS guitars are made.

Linkin Park singer, Chester Bennington, defends Linkin Park’s music.

In Flames shared it….

Thursday’s Gerber & Gerber from Consequence of Sound

Movies I have yet to see…

Steve Harvey on Country music

Do people still listen to Korn? I guess so, they’ve got a new album to be released. LANGUAGE & DISTURBING IMAGERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read a statement on civilization from Serj Tankian, System of a Down vocalist

Wheel of musical impression Celine Dion with Jimmy Fallon

I’m not on twitter. I vaguely heard about the incident.

Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert discuss the RNC.

I quite enjoy Echosmith!

So Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, is heading out on his book tour. This tells me another year passes & no Tool album until 2017? LANGUAGE!!!!!

Songs for a campaign. Instead of using a song by famous musicians without their approval. Maybe politicians should use songs from the public domain? Nursery rhymes, happy birthday, the National Anthem, etc.

Mike Shinoda defends Chester Bennington’s remarks

What’s it like to tour with the “Tragically Hip”?

Remember “The Blair Witch Project”? If not you should brush up, because the sequel is coming out in September.

Would you want a Manson family member out on parole?

This is just really cool!

26 years ago Pantera released the album “Cowboys from Hell”

Two of the spin offs from “Batman vs. Superman”

Wonder Woman trailer at comic con

Followed by the Flash movie trailer

Man I hope they announce an album release date soon.

Former Metallica bassist, Jason Newsted, unveils “Would & Steal” project during webcast. Video inside the link. LANGUAGE BELOW!!!!!

I believe “Big Wreck” is rehearsing or recording new material, from what I can tell by the photo on facebook?!

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I fell asleep to “Rob Zombie” the entire new album followed by “Tremonti’s” album “Dust”


I exercised to “Big Wreck” 4 studio albums, 1 live EP & a concert at Roy Thompson Hall with a Symphony Orchestra just before their hiatus in 2002, after their second studio album.

I had to do some stuff in the kitchen, dishwasher & make a new juice so of course I put on some music. “Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals” the new album “Call It What It Is”

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That Big Wreck song. That’s the only time I’ve ever broken a bone. I was at Edgefest in Saskatoon, a one day festival outside in the summer of 1999. Big Wreck was on stage & I was in the mosh pit @ the age of 19. I was holding up a crowd surfer & some other body came flying out of nowhere & used my face as a landing target. Immediately blood started pouring out of my nose. Shirt, shorts, & shoes were all covered in blood. Everybody in the mosh pit cleared out of the way for me to run to the closest security guard at the front of the stage. He picked me up as though I was s heavy as feather & pointed me to the first aid tent. I stayed there for a short amount of time & told the EMT I was OK & the blood had stopped. I wasn’t going to miss Big Wreck? I got up & left after a few questions from the EMT. I went out & stayed out of the pit, just behind the crowd. Big Wreck were still playing the same song!

Yep, I pushed it too far on Monday. Took it back a bit on Tuesday, & I’m good with the number I hit for leg lifts. Still more than it was last week, now my hip flexers don’t get sore. I have to remember to increase things at a minimal amount & take my time when I increase something.

I woke up yesterday & thought “Great it’s Friday!!…Crap it’s Tuesday”

20th anniversary of Rage Against The Machine’s album “Evil Empire” Consequence of Sound’s Masterpiece Review LANGUAGE IN BOTH LINKS!!!!!!!!!

REALLY? These things are harder to attain than an assault rifle? Do you now have to ware a bullet proof suit everywhere you go?

Rob Zombie’s empire is based on fear. What’s his fear? He’s a writer, director & musician. LANGUAGE & QUESTIONABLE IMAGERY IN MOST OF HIS VIDEOS

11 years ago Foo Fighters released their 5th studio album. The double album “In Your Honour”. 10 rock songs & 10 acoustic songs.

Great! Since we need another streaming site. That was full of sarcasm “by the way”

Jury selection for the “Stairway to Heaven” trial. Why are they being sued now instead of when the song was released?

New Opeth later on this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Tool was labeled as a metal group, I think they’d sound like Opeth?

27 years ago Nirvana released the album “Bleach”. The album released before “Nevermind” before Dave Grohl joined Nirvana.

Failure Anthem video, I’ve never heard of them before? Facebook is now how I find out about bands. Used to be Much Music. But they don’t play music much these days. Canada’s MTV. From what I can tell on iTunes, this is their first album, it was released in January. It rubs me the wrong way, but there it is if you want it!

Alter Bridge update 

“Michael Elvis Baskette: “Just finished talking to Myles Kennedy, Scott Phillips, Brian Marshall and Mark Tremonti! Printing the last mix as I post this on the new Alter Bridge record!!:) it’s been a journey that I’ll never forget and I am extremely proud of the results and can’t wait for the world to hear! It’s always such a pleasure and honor to work with these talented and wonderful people!! Forever grateful 🙂 “

More Clutch tour dates

“Clutch, Zakk Sabbath, Kyng 2016 Tour Dates

09/28 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
09/30 – Lakewood, NJ @ First Energy Park – Rock Carnival *
10/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/02 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life *
10/04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
10/07 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre Street Stage
10/08 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
10/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
10/11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
10/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
10/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/18 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/22 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
10/24 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ** NO Zakk Sabbath
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
10/28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/29 – Clifton Park, NY @Upstate Concert Hall
10/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium”


Maya Rudolph & Keenan Thompson on the Seth Myers show


I’d love to see Kongos in Saskatoon on October 1st but the 2.5 hour drive feels like an 9 hour drive, Saskatchewan’s flat!


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Apparently punk & metal music calm you down. Then they show a video of “Limp Bizkit”. WHAT?

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) covers The Beatles “Something”

Live Review of The Rolling Stones in Milwaukee.

This is the album I just can’t stop listening to now!

Lenny Kravitz’ new R rated video. I have a few greatest hits by him, I’m good.

Can PBS really afford to suspend a series because of Ben Affleck’s ancestors owning slaves? Don’t most family’s have that in their history?

Seth Myers & Amy Poelher reunite on Seth Myers TV show. “REALLY!”

Remember Screech from ‘Saved by the Bell’? He’s off to prison.

“Pearl Jam” is all about “Reignwolf” aka Jordan Cook from Saskatoon.

In case you missed it, Taylor Swift, won the streaming music site by Apple debate with a letter.

Well it doesn’t sound like Led Zeppelin despite Robert Plant singing the songs?

Video of Megadeth in studio & pre-order specials from the band.

Streaming music has too many red flags for me. Sure you can listen to streaming music on Apple. You are literally putting money into a radio or jukebox. Once you’ve heard the song you have to keep paying for it, or else it’s gone. All of these streaming sites get me a little worried because as a music fan I want to own my music. I don’t want to wake up on the 1st of every month & say “Well time to pay for that radio station subscription again”. If a band goes on tour to promote their new album they need to go to the little spots, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta. Anywhere else I’m not going. I’ll go 2.5, 8, 9 or 6 hours away by car to see a concert. If it’s not within that area, I’m not going. I would hope they figure out how to pay artists for their craft with people downloading it from iTunes? You’ve always had a way to purchase or own your music. 8 tracks, cassettes, vinyl, CD & digital formats. If streaming becomes the only way to get music, I’m out.

I really don’t see the point in getting angry & talking about whatever behind someones back, that won’t solve anything. Sure “flaws” are easy to find in others & being blunt is usually not the best way to go about things. Anyone could easily find “flaws” with me, I’m certainly not perfect & never will be. So why bother being angry at all? I don’t want to be that person ever again. I wasn’t like that before, so I can’t explain why I was like that in the previous link to this blog?

There is a difference between being blunt or being rude. I just put those 2 together, & it’s not needed. Likely the 2 least favored qualities put together!

This was part of Canada’s response to the “grunge” music in Seattle in the early ’90s.

Unfortunately I don’t see the murders in Charleston changing anything. Mass shootings in a high school, outside of a mall, elementary school, movie theater & now a church. So where are you safe & not constantly looking over your shoulder? LANGUAGE IN JON OLIVER LINK!!!!

Just take the flags down already!

I likely wont be posting a new blog tomorrow, Kim has an E.D.O. I’ll be hanging out with Mrs. Kim Fraser!

Songs I like. “July Talk” I really liked them for about 4 months, then it kind of wore off? I still like them but there’s other stuff I prefer.

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