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Back on track this week.  The news REALLY bummed me out last week.  I got up yesterday & got back into my exercise routine.  I really don’t like wasting week days that aren’t scheduled days off by not exercising.  My food & water consumption didn’t change though, so that’s a bonus.  Yesterday I managed to get a few more crunches in, we’ll see if I can keep that trend up?

This morning was a weird exercise.  I got out of bed when Kim did & I don’t think my body has ever made that much noise!  EVERYTHING was popping & cracking.  Got down on the floor to stretch & do yoga, & again EVERYTHING popped & cracked.  My muscles were VERY tight.  So of course I was an idiot and added to each repetition of lifting weights, not sure I’m there yet.

I wrote a bunch of this & realized that I don’t have to justify my purchases with my money.  I’m saving for that guitar & hope to order it in February since there’s 3-15 month delay on it.  Then I’ll continue saving for the amplifier & footswitch.  I’ll probably have the amplifier before the guitar arrives?

Had I thought this through last year, I’d likely have the amplifier & footswitch by now.  It’s a 50 Watt amplifier that can switch to 25 Watts & 0.5 Watts (quieter/digital) for in an apartment or condo while still producing the same type of sound you’d get from a loud amplifier.  I always wanted a tube amp before, but they were just too much in price for me.  This will be comparable to a tube amp, but still not the same.  It also connects to the internet, that’s not gonna happen here.  I don’t need someone trying to mess with an amplifier!!??!?

If we find a house & are able to sell our condo, those purchases will be pushed back to a more appropriate time.

It’s going to be November soon & in Canada that’s when we pause to honour our veterans for all they’ve sacrificed for us.  I know we’ll be getting a call from the legion asking for a donation.  If a cause I support calls looking for a donation, I’d be more than happy to help out, but I can’t.  I hate that I’m going to have to turn them down because I’m saving my pennies for myself, that’s when I feel greedy, selfish, & ashamed.

Just because I can’t donate financially doesn’t mean we don’t donate.  When I gained weight & couldn’t fit into my clothing it was donated to homeless shelters, the Salvation Army, the Diabetes foundation, a second hand store, I used to donate blood when I could before cancer.  When I lost a bunch of weight we did the same thing again by donating clothes to various charities.

I’ve never had a raspberry beret to donate to a second hand store…

Rough week last week, & got worse when the week ended.  I love that there was a March on Washington, I just hate that it had to happen & it will likely fall on deaf ears, politically.

Stayed up past midnight on Saturday to watch the baseball game I had recorded earlier that day & practice guitar unplugged.  Got up shortly after 7:00 am Sunday & made my food for the week ahead.  With baseball on, I don’t get to practice as much guitar on the weekends.  I watch the games on the couch while casually strumming my acoustic guitar.  The little bit that I got to play electric I focused on a few scales, tremolo picking, & these 2 songs are getting better all the time.  I’m focusing more on the lead part for the chorus of “Alive” since I don’t sing.  If I was singing I’d strum the 4 chords.

This song by Our Lady Peace isn’t nearly as challenging as I anticipated.  It just looked odd at first.

I googled songs with 7 string guitar parts in them to learn.  Trivium, Dream Theater, Korn, Sevendust, etc.  I learn those & songs done in baritone guitar tuning.  I’ve got 2 baritone songs already and one Trivium song, so I’m off to the metal & lead guitar world.  Figured that I don’t just want to do the same stuff I did before cancer & that I should improve my guitar skills.

I’m going bald from my “disappearing hairline” & I’m a little thin on the top back portion of my head.  I hope they meet in the middle or I’ll have a weird stripe of hair in the middle of my head.

The beer sealers we ordered at the beginning of June from amazon got here yesterday.  Now my straps are secured on my guitars.  Just waiting for the guitar I ordered in January and I need to change the strings on other guitars very soon, some of them need a good cleaning too.

S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow Body Guitar w/Gig Bag - McCarty Sunburst

What I don’t understand about PRS guitars.  The Canadian dollar is at $0.77 to a full USA dollar.  A core model PRS guitar, made in Maryland, USA (not what I’d ever spend on a guitar) retails for $2300 up in America.  In Canada it’s about $3000 more, so roughly $5300 retail.  That’s pretty accurate, but there is NO WAY I’d come close to spending $5300 on a guitar plus the %11 tax in total here in Saskatchewan!

I hate watching our southern neighbors going through this stuff.


The solo/instrumental album by John Petrucci of Dream Theater is REALLY good & I’m still on an “Opeth” kick, listening to the “Ghost Reveries” album.  I’m liking Rancid, I’m not a huge fan of punk music.  Rancid seem to be right up my alley though!


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Music throughout the weekend “TOOL”, “I Built the Sky”, “Sevendust”, & “Chromeo”


To clarify Friday’s post; Things in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada are taxed heavily!  7% Government Sales Tax aka GST & 7% Provincial Sales Tax.  The majority of stuff we purchase in Saskatchewan is 14% higher than America & our dollar fluctuates $0.75-$0.85 on America’s dollar.  Canadians pay a higher price on most things other than health care.  Example;  My father bought a 66oz. of Bacardi White Rum while renting a house in Arizona for a month, he left it there because almost full because it was cheap.  If it was here I could see that at least $80 or more.  Messed up since we didn’t get to vote in the USA federal election, nor did anyone else other than Russians.


Friday we watched the last however many episodes of “Atypical” season 3 on Netflix.  Kim’s parents came to town about mid-day on Saturday.  We all had supper here Saturday evening, James fixed a few issues I was having with my computer.  Too early for me for Christmas movies, but there was one playing Saturday night.  I missed it while getting things arranged on my computer.

Sunday morning Kim & Sherry hung out with their mom & went shopping.  Me & my Homeslice (Brewster) had breakfast, hung out & I finally had a bit of time to watch part of “The Cure” blu-ray, who I just got into believe it or not.  Kim got home around 2 pm.  I needed a refill on some medication & Brewster needed another appointment at the vet at 4 pm, he had an ear infection.  We picked up my refill at a pharmacy near a Dairy Queen.

There was a guy asking if we could get him something to eat, so of course we did.  He told Kim he didn’t want money, just something to eat.  We grabbed him some food & it was freezing outside.  I asked Kim if we could ask for a hot drink for him, but we were already through the drive-through.  Kim gave him her mitts & I offered my toque, he said he had a toque & declined.  I felt bad for him, he looked like he was still in his early 20s.

After that it was off to the vet.  Not good news.  Brewster’s ear infection was/is deep down by his ear drum.  He needed to stay there for a few hours since he needed to be sedated.  “Should we resuscitate him if he has heart failure due to his murmur?”  I can’t believe that was a question?  OF COURSE!

I was waiting in the car, since we didn’t think it would be anything major.  Kim came out to tell/ask me what to do.  Whatever it takes to make him feel better was the answer on both of our minds.  I thought nothing of it until after supper.  Kim was quiet & my mind was racing thinking the worst, “Was that the last time I’d hold him?  Is he going to go down because of an ear infection?”  I worried myself sick.  I was so relieved when we got the call to pick him up.  He typically NEVER barks, Kin said he was barking his head off when she went in to get him.

He’s home and he’s fine.  He had a lot of water & was growling at me before we got home for his food.  He’s pretty intimidating, all 12 ½ pounds of him.  I think he’s almost done his bronchitis medication (Kim gives it to him) & he’s doing much better.  Kim says to me “He’s already cost us as more than a guitar you wanted!”  Better to have some cash for a rainy day than a guitar, always better to keep Brewster healthy & happy.  Easy call on that one!  We both said if he needs $5000 of health stuff, we wouldn’t blink, that’s as true now as it was in 2006 when we got him as a pup.

Kim & Brewster went to bed while stayed up to do more stuff on my computer & watch some recorded TV from the afternoon.

3:30 am & up to feed Brewster at 9:30 am, I should go to bed earlier!  Brewster’s tired today too.  He was up & down all night drinking multiple bowls of water & of course peeing.  Kim went to have coffee with her parents, then off to get groceries afterwards.  I got up & didn’t really stop until noon.  Kim got home with groceries, I made my vegetable juice & finally hit the shower.


I don’t think Trump will have problems with immigration.  I think fleeing Americans could be his biggest problem if he’s not impeached?

Unreleased song from “Prince” album ‘1999’

New “Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders” video and album released on Friday, November 8.  Taylor Hawkins is the drummer for “Foo Fighters” and has 3 side projects where he plays drums & does lead vocals.  He also does the backing vocals in “Foo Fighters”.  This is from the third album released by “Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders”.

YAY new “Sepultura” song!!!!!!

All of this crap happened & it could have been worse if no one was checking what Trump was doing?????????????


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I fell asleep to “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Purple” followed by “Blameshift” the album “Secrets”.  Woke up to pee & put on “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Zipper Down”

Don’t feel as though you need to open every link.

I like kids coming over.  Kim loves it as well!  I like seeing any of our friend’s kids!  Kids really don’t care what anyone thinks.  I’m good with babysitting, then the parents get to take them home after we’ve taught them what not to do.  If I get confronted by someone who blames me for teaching their kid something I’ll reply “Oh, it wasn’t me!  What on earth are the Grandparents teaching this poor innocent child?”  I’m pretty sure I’d be a very immature father if I had my own child though.  The kid would likely grow up a little wonky?  This is my way of saying “You’re welcome”.  This could be one of my reasons for not having kids?  Be sure to watch the entire thing!


Well, no In Flames date in Saskatoon this time.  The closest to Saskatchewan they’re coming is Calgary & Edmonton.  Save my money I guess.


5 questions with Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and Clint Lowery (Sevendust)


Stephen Colbert spoofs Rachel Maddow’s report on Donald Trump’s tax return from 2005


If you like Guns n’ Roses with a more modern edge, you may enjoy Diemonds.  Guns n’ Roses aren’t my thing, but Diemonds are FANTASTIC!!!!!!  Guns n’ Roses are closest thing to Diemonds I can think of.

Diemonds have 3 albums out at the moment on iTunes.


I love the Despicable me movies.  Can’t wait for this one



Songs I’ve performed with the handful, 3, groups.

Chris Messer & I are out for chicken wings after work one day & a song comes on, he pipes up & says “You guys should do this song!”  I reply “Are you crazy?  I can’t hit those notes?”  He tells me “Sure you can”.  We tried it & it hurt my throat the first few times, then I got it.


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Thursday nothing but stretching & TV. Friday more of the same with a progressive metal show in the evening to kick off the long weekend! The show was really good. I haven’t been to the Exchange in quite a while. There’s somewhat of a metal scene there. We don’t all know everyone’s name but you go in there & recognize around 50% of the people at least! Great show & fun times! Sound was really good also! I can’t imagine doing sound for an opening death metal band, but it sounded very good! 3 bands for $10, good deal! I’m getting old though. The concert ended around midnight, I was tired, WAY past my bedtime!!! It was “Third Ion’s” album release show, really good progressive metal group!!!!!!

Saturday we went to my parents place for supper & to say goodbye to my cousin & uncle back to Winnipeg as of Sunday morning. We stayed there until around 11:00 pm. Staying out past 10:30 pm makes me tired.

Because of staying out so late, I planted myself on the couch to watch The Toronto Blue Jays fall back into 2nd place in their division. The funniest thing this weekend has been that the Blue Jay scored 6 runs in their game Friday night, & the Roughriders scored 3 points Friday night. The baseball team scored more than the football team! Hahahahahaha!

I think Kim is “Superwoman”, she’s more than amazing. Monday thus far has been Murphy’s Law since I went to shower. Kim’s probably sating to herself “That idiot” & she would be right in doing so. Knock on wood, I have yet to fall today!

Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good. It’s a show based in 1983, a group of kids are playing a game & their friend disappears in the first episode & it goes on from there. 8 50 minute episodes & I really hope there’s a 2nd season! Yes I binge watched the last 4 episodes today, Thursday.

Too bad this isn’t the theme song….

I highly recommend “The Ranch” on Netflix starring Ashton Kutcher & Danny Masterson. This show is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!! LANGUAGE!!!!!

Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine drummer, wishes Bill Ward, Black Sabbath drummer, had played on the recent album “13”

Now white people are being stereotyped by black people, nowhere near the extent that black people suffered though!!!

….I want it now….”

Lars Ulrich with new Metallica book

Lamb of God bassist John Campbell interview

I really like Trivium & Matt Heafy is singing on this track, I can’t see myself listening to this much if I were to purchase it?

It’s Friday, I think I’ll take it easy today…………………..again.

Sevendust are too much miss & hit for me. I’ve already passed on going to this show when it was first announced.

I’d like to see “Suicide Squad”! “One Week”, August 5th

UFC leader, Dana White, on Jimmy Kimmel, regarding his speech at the RNC

I forgot, The Agonist have an album recorded that could pop up in the next couple of months?

A live review of The Watchmen. Their albums are fantastic & seeing them live is even better

If you’re a Tool fan, kind of the same deal with The Watchmen. No they don’t sound similar in any way. The albums are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Seeing them live is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you’re waiting for Tool, here’s what their web master has to say….

More news about Netflix “Making a Murderer” Video inside the link

How to stream “Lollapalooza” from the comfort of your………………where ever!

How to stream “Iron Maiden” at the “Wacken Festival” in Germany.

Season 8 is the series finale of “Game of Thrones”. We have the first 3 seasons on DVD, we both lost interest after 3 episodes into the 2nd season.

The “Tool” facebook page just barfed out 5 or 6 previous videos, doesn’t mean anything to me?

9 years ago Five Finger Death Punch released their debut album

Well that’s view.

Clutch shared it….

Donald J. Trump is “Christian” not Christian watch the movie Red State by Kevin Smith. A God does not tell the followers to kill. A God accepts people for who they are! Some where along the way people have not fully understood their religion’s Bible?

There’s a big difference between “Christian” & Christian or “Muslim” & Muslim! Extremist & Religious are two very different things!!!

Fans watch the band preform, idiots try to be a part of the show. Fans have their space, musicians have the stage!!!! Yep, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!

The Orlando night club has re-opened!

Opeth article regarding the upcoming album–ks-obscure-prog-inspired-new-lp-w431901

Sorry, apparently they don’t want people to promote their new song? That’s all I can do for now.

I guess the “Lollapalooza” festival happened over the weekend. Here are the highlights.

If those were the highlights, I’m glad I live in the middle of nowhere! I do like “The 1975” though!

10 movies & TV shows to stream in August or go outside if you enjoy the heat

I recommend the TV show “Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!

Foo Fighters albums ranked

Soundgarden shared it…..

Stranger Things” on Netflix!!!!!!!!!! I’m waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!!!!!!!!!!! Mix Tape soundtrack from the first season. A show based in 1983!

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I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” the album “The Astonishing”

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Yep, good times at Bushwakkers pub last night. My brother’s band, Room 333, was playing 2 sets of acoustic versions of their songs. It was a really great show! No cover charge & good beer. I forgot how good their beer is………………………………I wonder why? Nah, I only had 3 pints in 2 hours. I haven’t been in there probably 9-10 years. Good music always sounds better with tasty beverages!

They have an album before this one. Sorry, it’s not on iTunes though, only on CD at their shows.

I need to remember I’m not in my 20s anymore. I should be home earlier than 11:30 pm without alcohol. I’m really tired & I was really good at procrastinating today. I got everything & more done today. Now it’s almost 1:00 pm though!

REMINDER Kongos out of South Africa have a new album out tomorrow or if you’d like to have it tonight, it will be on iTunes at 12:00 am Eastern time.

Dana Carvey guest on Conan O’Brien show. Video inside the link.

Maya Rudolph & Martin Short on Tuesday nights is a must see variety show “Maya & Marty”

There is no way this was 17 years ago? That or I’m older than I think? Crap……………it was! 1999.

Alter Bridge update

“From Elvis – Currently Printing the 8th mix of the new Alter Bridge record. This one is a monster and an adventure!!”

Blink 182 has a new album & a new song

Red Hot Chili Peppers will appear on James Corden for a carpool karaoke segment

Ed Sheeran is being sued millions of dollars for the song “Photograph” by who? An X Factor winner?

Sevendust tour dates. Regina is among them.

I love this Queens of the Stone Age album!

Maynard, of Tool, pranks Brian “Head”, of Korn.

Foo Fighters’ albums ranked

Iron Maiden tour posters banned in Lithuania

Halestorm shared this live song…………..LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Sevendust” the album “Kill the Flaw”

I exercised to “Alter Bridge” the album “ABIII”

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Exercise total for the week ;7500 crunches, 600 leg lifts, 300 squats, & 210 push ups. Started out Monday & only got to 20 pushups, hit my goal of 40 on Tuesday, then 50 for the remaining days. I was doing them on Wednesday, got to 20 for my first set & figure I had enough in the tank to do a few more. Now it’s 2 sets of 25 each day. Every exercise is like that now, I just go as much as I can then rest & match that amount in the following of my sets, be it 2, 3, or 4 sets.

Monday-Friday I do 1500 crunches, 120 leg lifts, 60 squats, & 50 push ups. 5 day a week. Once I finish that I usually have my breakfast right after of fruit & vegetables mixed in our Vitamix/blender, do a blog post then hit the shower or watch something on Netflix or one of the movies we own.

I find that I have more energy “these days”, & I continue to push myself more! As long a I have the time to focus on my exercise & of course loved ones, I seem to be in a much better mood than I have been in years. (Instead of being a “grumpy old man” at the age of 36).

Brewster drives me nuts on occasion especially if he hears a loud noise or if there’s a thunder storm coming on. Kim took him to the Vet earlier this week, all is well other than 2 things $1300-$1500 to get his teeth cleaned (a lot of plaque on his back teeth) we’ll see if we can do that in the fall? He’s also now on puppy Valium for thunder, like Thur evening. It’s bad for his liver if he has it on a regular basis, so the Vet said to give him half of a pill when needed & it worked Thursday! He wasn’t trying to hide in the bathroom, shaking, or panting like he normally does if he hears thunder. He was playing with us & then fell asleep on the floor.

Batman vs. Superman R-Rated Trailer and what to expect in the special features. I am so getting this! If there’s enough moola after Brewster’s teeth are cleaned? Available for purchase June 28th!

I have an old Mudvayne album, but I never listen to it? I think this is on it? Yes it is, I had to check my CDs.

I will never understand why so many people have said over the years that this is the best solo EVER? It’s art, so it’s subjective. Did anyone ever consider “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd or any other song at all? I heard this on the radio as a poll from listeners while I was sick & I just listened to the Tremonti interview I posted yesterday and Mark Tremonti says it’s his most preferred song he’s ever written. OK I can get on the train where he says it’s his favourite Alter Bridge song, but best solo ever?

I really like Soundgarden & I’m sure others will already have picked their number 1 album, mine is “Badmotorfinger”

Motley Crue are a bit dysfunctional.

Rob Zombie to appear on TV show


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I fell asleep to “The Tragically Hip” the album “Fully Completely” Canada’s golden boys to many. I like them. The rest of Canada for the most part loves them. I’ve got 4 of their 12 studio albums. No Greatest Hits or live albums.

I exercised to “Sevendust” the most recent album “Kill the Flaw” heard the entire album & put on “Big Wreck” their 2nd album “The Pleasure & The Greed

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Thank you MLB umpires! You’ve now changed far too many rules. So many that you can now dictate the outcome of a game. Meaningful games in September? They’re only meaningful if you win the games prior to September. That means every game is meaningful. To watch a nail biter of a game with a young 97MPH fastball pitcher allows 1 run & comes away with nothing & then have any team lose on a tremendously moronic call makes a mockery of the game! Again umpires, you can only go up from here………………..unless you’ve changed more rules? No, I’m not being biased. If that determined the outcome of any game, it would’ve been just wrong still! Rule books aren’t allowed on the field? They should be! Every umpire & field manager should have one…………….what with the constant changing of the rules to protect the games stars. It’s a sport, if they’re doing these changes in MLB, lets abolish fighting from the NHL………………you know…………….to protect the stars?

Rant over. That was Tuesday evening. It’s a new world now, you can’t change the past, & they had to lose at some point. No team has gone 162W-0L?!

22 best Nirvana lyrics

Kongos are already filming a video!!! “Behind the scenes from the new ‘Take It From Me’ music video.”

Weezer album review

Winners of John Oliver’s NY Yankees seats

Cage the Elephant totally lost me when I heard this as their 1st single.

Former bass player of Rage Against The Machine, Tim Commerfield, has a new band with a new video & tour.

Interview with Mark Tremonti on his upcoming release “Dust” at the end of the month, also the progress for the new “Alter Bridge”

Iron Maiden albums ranked. Not by me,

Before Trivium gets on stage this is played & 75% of the fans sing along! Good times!

Then Trivium comes out & starts the show with this.

I guess they’ve been doing this for the entire tour. Same thing last night in Tokyo!

Ellen Degeneres comes on here at 2:00pm on our cable package, I haven’t seen this yet. I record it & we watch it first thing when Kim gets home.

Look what Pentatonix shared…….

Nirvana unplugged from ’93

Details for the inaugural “Ride for Ronnie”, Ronnie James Dio tribute.

Now after watching today’s game the Blue Jays are 2W-2L off day tomorrow, then 3 games in Toronto against the visiting Boston Red Sox. No weird/wonky calls today. After hearing what players from both teams said, for them the rule looks as clear as mud. Even the Tampa Bay defender said”I didn’t even feel his hand on my foot”. Today, no non-sense or ballyhoo.

And this is how Tuesday evening’s game ended…..

Live shared a link to a song from their first album “Mental Jewelry” released in 1991

Country music star dies at the age of 79

Is Aerosmith calling it quits?



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I fell asleep to “Anthrax” all on shuffle!

I exercised to ”Paramore” all 4 albums on shuffle!

My brain cancer diagnoses was in 2008. The distance from Tuesday, February 5th 2008 makes my cancer seem very insignificant sort of like “Ah, what the heck was that?”. Sure I’m in a wheelchair, I can’t drive, & I have a patch over my left eye. No big deal to me! I can laugh about MY cancer, I don’t laugh about anyone else’ though. It’s something I hope nobody will ever have to go through or deal with. Me? I’m alive, I’ve got this & if I need help, I’ve got lots of great people to help me. Sure I’ll have some lasting effects from brain cancer, so I adjust to do a task in a different way.

It’s not the ’90s anymore I guess, time for me to grow up sort of……………….nope that won’t work. I’m 36 and set in my ways. The Grammy Awards weren’t terrible. There were some artists that I liked. Bruno Mars, “1989” by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Lionel Richie, Lady Ga Ga’s tribute to David Bowie, Pentatonix, Stevie Wonder, Alice Cooper, the tribute to Lemmy Kilmister & of course Dave Grohl was there! Lamb of God was nominated for their 6th Grammy, I don’t know or really care if they won? Grammy Awards that have been won really don’t dictate what I’m going to “purchase” or “stream”. Yes I still purchase the odd CD & purchase albums from iTunes.

Sorry, I’ve tried to listen to “Guns n’ Roses”, I just can’t get into them. Somewhere here there’s a purchased CD of “Appetite for Destruction”. It hasn’t seen the light of day for quite sometime. They’re all obviously good at what they do & likely busted their butts to achieve their success, just not for me. It sometimes takes me a few years to enjoy an album if I dismiss it upon first listen. I bought “Appetite for Destruction” in 2000. It’s 2016, and no, I’m still not a fan.

Cast of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” added 2 actors

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – voting

“Halestorm” cover “Eagles of Death Metal” in Paris

Beck & surviving Nirvana member play pre Grammy show honoring David Bowie. Song inside the link. “The Man Who Sold The World”

The new “Tremonti” single is coming soon!!!!!!

As a fan of “Muse” I wasn’t big on this latest release? Musically, yes, lyrically, no.

Muse are on tour & I missed them, again. They’re back in Europe finishing their tour. They did have some Canadian dates but I missed them. I don’t even remember where they were, probably too “…..far away…”?

I thought “Lady Ga Ga” did a fantastic David Bowie tribute!

I do like Taylor Swift’s “1989” album

I love James Corden’s carpool karaoke

I really liked the tribute to Lemmy Kilmister as well. I thought I’d see Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses former drummer) die during this performance?

I guess “Ghosts” won “Best Metal performance”? Not “Lamb if God”? Oh, well. I didn’t even know “Sevendust” was nominated for this as well.

Not my favourite “Fall Out Boy” album.

Just to clear the air on the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m pretty sure every Jays fan has a suggestion as to what they’d do to the roster. I would trade $20,000,000 32 year old Troy Tulowitzki for a needed back up Catcher & some prospects, if that trade is available? You put a young guy at Short Stop (who’s talent will likely be wasted sitting on the bench) & you have 2 other utility infielders that can fill the void at 2B in the meantime until Devon Travis can play (expected back in May). I have nothing against Tulowitzki, his bat & defense are incredible. At the very least I hope they make Devon Travis earn the 2B spot from Goins. If the Blue Jays didn’t have Ryan Goins I wouldn’t bother giving up Tulowitzki. It just saves money for Bautista & Encarnacion, who’s contracts are up at the end of the year & will be looking for a final contract in the neighbour hood of $20,000,000 each, “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCowen” has echoed this many times, has anybody mentioned this to president Mark Shapiro or GM Ross Atkins? I’d call in to the show on Mondays or Fridays if my voice was better, but oh well. Just to ask if this has been mentioned to the president or general manager? If not you teach Tulowitzki to play 1B & trade Encarnacion or let him walk at the end of the year? I just hate the idea of not playing Ryan Goins everyday. Bob McCowen came up with the last idea. Only 6 days until pitchers & catchers report to spring training in Florida!!!!!

Record of the year. How could it not be? This song sounds best a maximum volume aka 11!

Pentatonix & Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards

Sorry, I’m long winded, I enjoy writing. I used to write song lyrics, now I write a blog. When I would write lyrics for a song, 4 of us would record a demo of the music. I’d put that on my iPod & take 2 weeks roughly to write lyrics, then at least another week to name the song. My brother gave me crap when I’d take so long to name a song “CHRIS, WHY? HURRY UP AND NAME IT ALREADY!!!!”

I had 3 partially written songs that I re-worked to fit the music. Other than that, the lyrics I wrote took a while. I write these posts the same way. I write a bit, then figure out a title, only it needs to have a title in a few hours not a few weeks, I write “Under Pressure” see, that just popped up.

According to Rolling Stone, Kendrik Lamar, stole the show at the Grammy Awards. Song inside the link.

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I fell asleep to “Opeth” the album “Ghost Reveries”

I woke up to “Dream Theater” the album “Systematic Chaos”

I emptied the dishwasher to “Jimmy Eat World” the album “Chase this Light”

I exercised to ”Lamb of God” the latest album “Strum Und Drang”

When Kim’s at work I play my music & watch my TV or Movies that she doesn’t care for. Takes me about a week to watch a movie though. Exercise, Brewster & whatever else take priority.

I don’t see myself as physically handicapped. Probably because I can be very stubborn. A few years ago I would agree that I was physically handicapped. Yes, I need assistance with certain things, as time goes by though, there are fewer things I need help with.

Kim was helping me walk last night. We put Brewster in our parked vehicle in the parking garage, he’s like having a child, in that he can’t be left alone. I was waiting in the lobby for Kim to come back from putting Brewster in the vehicle. In the meantime I struck up a conversation with another person about the age of Kim & I, maybe a bit younger? She was also in a wheelchair. We didn’t speak for long, our parking spot isn’t too far away at all. I asked “Can I ask what put you in a wheelchair?” She replied & said “Car crash”. We didn’t speak much after that because of limited time.

What I took away from that conversation was that anyone’s life can change in a millisecond from anything. Be it winning the lottery, starting off in a new school, getting off a plane somewhere you’ve never been before, being diagnosed with any life threatening disease or being involved in any accident, etc. Life is whatever you make of it. You’re born & you’ll die. Everything in between is up to you.

Ah, “Suits” back for another season! It was on Bravo last night, a pleasant surprise from our DVR. We watch too much TV as it is, but I missed that show more than I thought.


“Sevendust” with “Trivium” spring 2016 U.S.A. tour dates!

I love this song!!! I used to know it.

New Rob Zombie song. I’m a casual fan of him & his former group “White Zombie” his solo stuff has much more of a pop sound to it.

I’m still on the fence about this having it’s own show. I think I prefer it on Jimmy Fallon

Geezer Butler retracts statement about Bill Ward. Both members of Black Sabbath

That makes 5 songs in total for the 5th Alter Bridge studio album!!!!

Megadeth’s David Ellefson pays tribute to recently deceased bassist for “Dio” Jimmy Bain

The President & Hillary Clinton weigh in on Oscar controversy. Only caucasians nominated. “Straight Outta Compton” was really good!!!

Coldplay set path for 2016 U.S.A. tour. I still prefer their first two albums. Song from each below!

“Sia”, “Natalie Portman”, “Jimmy Fallon” & “The Roots”

Ian Fletcher Thornley shared it…

“Steel Panther”. Sounds too much like 80s hair metal, not my thing. LANGUAGE!!!!!

New Kevin Smith movie “Yoga Hosers” If you’ve seen any Kevin Smith movie other than “Jersey Girl” & you were offended by it, probably best to skip past this movie.

I’ll have the new “Dream Theater” album tomorrow when I get up!! Thank you iTunes preorder!

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20 YEARS???

Today’s workout was brought to you by “The Beastie Boys” the album “Hello Nasty”. Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine & Linkin Park are the extent of my rap music. Linkin Park is really pushing it, I know.


I was graciously reminded yesterday that in 2018 it will be 20 years since I graduated from high school. I don’t remember what I learned while in class from grade 8-12. I did meet some really good people, kind of forgot that a LOT of people went from Kindergarten to grade 12 with me. I was the only guy my age that went from K-12 in French immersion. Since quitting the Staples Call Center, my French is pretty much gone. If it was slower when spoken, there’s a good chance I’d be able to understand it or possibly read it. There’s no hope that I’d be able to speak or write it unless I did so daily.


Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog. My mother put headphones on her stomach while I was in the womb, so I’m told. You should have seen me rockin’ out to Black Sabbath in the womb!


Kongos are mixing & mastering their 3rd album now, recording is now complete


More photos on facebook of “Linkin Park” writing their new album!!!!


Of Mice & Men”? I see they’re name quite often but have no clue who they are?

Well I found them. I learned something, now you can too. Not for me but if you like it go right ahead.


Have you watched “Making a Murderer” yet? A10 hour mini series/10 episode documentary where they basically present you with evidence & say “What do you think?” It’s a show that will definitely start a conversation. I highly recommend it!


If it ain’t broke don’t fix it Toronto Blue Jays

He’s 21years old & wants to be the closer, he told the media last year. 41 days until pitchers & catchers report to spring training.


Singer of “Sevendust” article about Grammy nomination, fatherhood & more. I really like this new album!


Jimmy Kimmel & X-Files


Is it mockery or a heart felt sentiment to Donald Trump? I do like this song, that’s my extent of my Nickleback catalogue.


Highly Suspect” will be the musical guest tonight/Wednesday, January 13th on Conan!!!


Leonardo DiCaprio loves U2 especially Bono. LANGUAGE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE!!!!!


Paramore” is all good despite losing a member


New “Walk off the Earth” video


Article with guitarist Mark Morton of “Lamb of God”


Ethiopian student learns to sing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for Dave Grohl’s birthday

This is a cool way for kids to learn English! I never would have thought about it.


Lzzy Hale is a “Slave to the Grind” with “Skid Row”


50 most anticipated movies of 2016. Here’s 2 of mine for sure!!!


How “Tool” built an empire out of silence


I thought Black Sabbath was done??? I guess I was wrong.


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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres