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That video of me playing guitar on the Facebook page was NOT something I wanted to do.  I’d rather play in front of 500 real people, which I’ve done in the past as a guitarist & lead singer, than in front of any type of camera. For me it was a TOTAL embarrASSment!  Take any camera a LONG way away from me so I don’t know it’s there and surprise it feels normal & I can totally feel relaxed and focus on my playing & do a MUCH better job of it.  I played that song again on Sunday, no type of camera & an INCREDIBLY better job of it.

I got really depressed/sad/disappointed/angry at myself & couldn’t even enjoy the Jays game.  Instead I grabbed my 7 string and practiced some Trivium then Alter Bridge on my Explorer.  From the time Kim & I filmed it late Wednesday afternoon until I finally got out of bed Saturday at 5:00 am, I slept TERRIBLY!  I’ve had more naps in 3 days than I usually do in 1 ½ years.

I can do that guitar part fine, if you wanna see it, I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, if you don’t want to come here you’ll have to take me at my word.

I MIGHT do a different song when I feel like it.  I’m not promising when or if there will be a different song later.  Some people are fine with cameras, I’m not one of them, if I have to be serious about something.  I HATE being in photographs, so I don’t know what I was thinking…oh yeah people said they wanted a video.

“We keep asking because you ALWAYS change your mind”, why do I change my mind?  Because I get so sick of people that pick & pick & pick until they get their way.  Am I stubborn, opinionated, or spineless?  Whatever it is that I am, it’s a role I’m done playing.

“You’ll regret not going to your grade 12 graduation”.  “You’ll regret not going to your technical college graduation”.  Well I regret going to both of those events.  I went to my grade 12 graduation with a friend I had been in the same class with since kindergarten.  That was the good thing about graduation, that & the fact I was finally done with high school.  WORST 5 YEARS OF MY LIFE…and I survived stage 4 brain cancer.

Kim’s never asked me to do anything I don’t want to.  If we ever find a place to move into, I just want to be able to go into the backyard by myself during the day.  I haven’t been able to leave the confines of our building or any building on my own since the morning of February 5th, 2008.  So I’ve adapted to being inside %99.99999 of the time.  Does it suck?  How was the beginning of quarantine for everyone else?  I was pissed off, grumpy, depressed & generally not pleasant to be around.  This is my life, I figured that out a LONG time ago.  Get over it, quarantine will pass for everyone else, I’ll be doing the same thing I’ve been doing since mid-July 2012 & I’m more than OK with that.  What was I forcefully told when I got out of my Rehabilitation program?  “SUCK IT UP, STOP BEING SO MISERABLE & GET OVER IT”.  Sorry, I have no other words of wisdom, that’s what I was told.

Go out, have fun while you can, be responsible & accountable.  I had my fun for the first 28 years, Kim & I have fun together because we’re kinda used to this type of life.  If she wants to do something I physically can’t do, like go for a bike ride, she calls a friend & they go for a bike ride.

When we had time off at the beginning of August we watched the movie “Eurovision” on Netflix.

Kim & I are just lying in bed chatting one morning this weekend, she pulls out here cell to play this song & get it stuck in our heads.

You’re welcome!

Other than “Ya, ya, ding, dong”, I’ve been listening to a TON of Opeth lately, different albums.

Meanwhile Kim’s been watching stuff on Netflix I can’t stand for more than 5 minutes & end up leaving the room to practice guitar…

What sort of gets to me, but I understand it’s for entertainment purposes is guitarists on www.youtube.com.  They’ll have $500 bucks just laying around if not more buy a random guitar online just to see what they get in a guitar for $500.  Just to make a video with that guitar while there is literally $100,000 worth of guitars hanging on the wall behind them.  If they think that $500 guitar is terrible…uh…send it to me or donate it to a charity & play the 40 guitars on the wall behind you!  Great guitar players with entertaining videos who works as guitar teacher, so I kind of get it.  Maybe level the playing field a bit?  I was watching one of his videos and I counted at least 10 REALLY expensive Core model PRS Guitars, I’m getting, hopefully, 2 much lower priced PRS S2 models.  He’s earned them & he plays them, they’re not just wall art.  Comes off as a pretty good guy that can take a joke or make a joke.

…and he smashes it on his drive way at the end of the video.  To be fair he went to the Berkley School of Music, had the same guitar teacher as John Mayer, teaches guitar as a job, he & his wife donate to charities, and he has easily 25 guitars, 100s of guitar pedals, 10 or more amplifiers.  That’s more than I’d ever want to deal with.

I have one amplifier which I’ll trade in when I go to purchase a new/better one, I keep getting rid of pedals I don’t need or use for money, I’ll have 6 electrics by the end of next year (Hopefully).  The one coming to me soon will likely be THE guitar out of the group of 6 electrics.

Kim & I have no children.  I don’t spend money on anything else anymore, I’ve decided to not go to a concert unless they’re within Alberta, my home province of Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.  I don’t drink, I might buy a pair of shorts or a shirt every 3 years.  We don’t travel or go out for dinner and whatever I don’t use I sell.  Such as my Keurig, Kim uses a drip pot for coffee & always has, I can’t ride my old mountain bike SOLD & Kim got a new mountain bike so the old one was SOLD.

We looked into my Retirement Disability Savings Plan a little deeper.  If I can contribute $30,000 by the time I’m 50 the government will contribute $90,000 at most.  Pretty good deal I’d say.  I can continue to put money in their & it will have the same interest rate as a regular Retirement Savings Plan.  The deal is I can’t touch it for 10 years and my disability check will be discontinued at 50 or 60 years of age.  We’ll likely never have a fluid income, but we won’t be flat broke either, & we don’t have anyone to inherit our stuff yet in mind when our time comes?

I heard a FANTASTIC idea on the weekend!  My mother suggested that as a family we should get together, make a bunch of turkey dinner plates a week or 2 before Christmas, and hand them out to those that are homeless & take some of them to shelters or soup kitchens.  I’m all for it!  I didn’t think of this until long after the fact but why not do that every 2 months?  Make a pot of Chili or Pasta with sauce & take it to a shelter or soup kitchen.  I’m not a great cook, but I’m more than willing to learn that and help out however I can.

This is going to be a GREAT month (hopefully)!  My beer sealers/strap locks for my guitars should get here.  My new guitar should get here on the 21st, new guitar strings for my electric guitars, Toronto Blue Jays baseball to watch, & it is Shark Week on the Discovery channel.  Found out the hard way on Monday that when we cancelled the HD package with “The Discovery Channel”, the Standard Definition channel is gone too.  Bah, no “Shark Week”.  New guitar totally makes up for that!!!!!!

Apparently Canadian leaders are pissed?!

See how desperate Trump is to start a war……he went after Canada HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!  Don’t make us get out our water guns!

I don’t like getting involved with politics, but that seems to be THE thing right now.

I watched this yesterday from 2014…

…all this tells me is that there is 1 border but a Canadian dollar as of Monday @ 10:40 am is worth $0.74 American.  How is this news?  I thought this was common knowledge at least among Canadians?

Wear a mask & complain all you want!!!  If you choose not to wear a mask, stay home & SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

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

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0 day exercise total; 000 leg lifts, 000 crunches, 000 squats, 000 back flexes, 000 curls 10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm, 000 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 000 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  no stretching, & yoga.

Music during my week long hibernation, the heat & I don’t play well together!  “The Watchmen”, “Tool”, “Nothing But Thieves”, “Queens of the Stone Age”, “Testament”, & “Pink”

Well, there’s a sampling of the albums I listened to this week.  ^^


No exercise this week at all.  Just a week to recharge the batteries & be extremely lazy.  No other appointments or any other things to keep track of.  Next week I hope to hit higher numbers in my exercise.  If I do, we’ll see if I can keep them slightly above what has been the normal amount.  Extra sleep was impossible, wake up around 3-4:00 am was almost a daily occurrence.  Why, I don’t know?

I’ve been watching a LOT of “Shark Week” that I recorded last week, along with Blue Jay baseball, Stephen Colbert, & Jimmy Fallon.

I learned something from watching “Shark Week”, it’s been right in front of my face the entire time.  What would most people do if a stranger just walked into their home & started poking, prodding, & just doing whatever they wanted?  Call the police, would be my first move while defending myself from the stranger.  Sharks don’t have police to call?  They can defend to a point, or just attack.  They don’t know what the poking or prodding is for.  Maybe humans should exercise the caring & compassion we have & get out of their house?

Remember, A) They were hear first & B) We live on the land, not in the water.

Unless there’s a rare healing source only in the ocean, get out & don’t become shark poop!

Kim & I watched the movie “Shazam” this week.  I thought it was a great family/superhero movie & Kim didn’t care for it at all.  It may have been a DC movie, but I found it lighter & funnier than most Marvel movies.

I’m a Canadian, living in Canada, therefore I know that I have very little influence on all foreign nations.  If I was a part of the American media, this is how I would handle the recent mass shootings.  Throwing names around will solve nothing.  If they want to change gun laws, DON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS IN A WEEK!      Hold your politicians accountable, IF YOU’RE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!  BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION!  YOU’RE ALREADY FAR TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Throughout this entire blog site, I now ask for no sympathy & have never really expected any.  If it sounds like a sob story, that’s on me.  Sure, there are things I can’t do, but I choose not to worry about them.  Is being physically handicapped frustrating?  Yes it is.  I am mobile enough to hopefully change some of that one day.  If you look at it as a whole, thigs could have easily turned out much worse, to the point of dying.  I didn’t die though & I’m thankful for that.  I now have the opportunity to change things for the better.  My chances of even coming out of a coma were pretty weak, according to the doctors 5-15%.  If you think of it that way, I’m doing REALLY GOOD!  So the doctors tell me.

Kim & I were chatting about my increase in one of my anti-depressant pills last night.  We both think I’ve been WAY more level headed than usual, now I’d just really like to sit & talk thing out with a psychologist or therapist.  A psychiatrist will speak with you briefly & prescribe medication.  Although things are going well, I’m sure both will be far more beneficial!

Thursday ended with a visit from friends of ours in Alberta & their 2 kids, the oldest is about to enter junior high school.  Makes me feel old……again.

…and the mistakes from Apple’s iTunes just keep on coming!!!!  Good thing I figured these 2 problem out in the last 2 months & helped your customer service team figure out how to solve it.  I find it SHOCKING that this company is keeping their head above water when a Joe Blow like myself knows more about their software than they do!  I have very minimal computer knowledge.  I don’t need to call you Apple, it’s fixed.  Keep pulling in the millions while I pay you for use of your subpar software.

Do you ever wonder why you can’t tag Apple or iTunes on Facebook?


New “In Flames” music/lyric video!

This is what all of us whiny “Tool” fans have been waiting for!!!! The 13 year wait ends officially on August 30th with the full release of the album “Fear Inoculum”

Finally a video for “Big Wreck’s” first single from the new album, out on August 30th.



I did 1 album review last year I grabbed a 5 song EP by them, released earlier this year.  The only reason I know about them is really because “Foo Fighters” played in the Toronto baseball stadium & “The Beaches” opened for them.  I assume they’re from Toronto.  4 girls just out of high school, started an indie rock band.



I think 3/5 songs is enough & I don’t want to give you the entire EP either, that would be just wrong in my eyes.


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

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I fell asleep to “The Beaches” their debut full length album “The Late Show”, followed by “Halestorm” the new album “Vicious”

I exercised to “Dream Theater” their self-titled album from 2009


The wheelchair is ordered.  There was a different make of the 12 pound chair, & that’s what has been ordered.  The foot rest is there but it’s angled so I can use it or flip it vertical under my seat & still propel with my feet.  I’ll use the foot rest, just not in the house, it really gets in the way when I’m in the kitchen.

Sunday ended with a BANG!  I made my vegetable juice & baked some fish, then I went to see comedian Jim Jefferies!  Absolutely HILARIOUS!  Big surprise for me is when Dale, friend of the family, pulled a VIP pass from his pocket for me as we were waiting for the doors to open.  We all (5) met & got a photo with the comedian.  Good times!  Came home with the VIP pass around my neck & Kim calmly asks “Where did you get that?”  I told her how it went down.

LOTS OF LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t do a week of just cardio?  The week works out that I’ll be walking with my walker 3 evenings this week.  I know I have to keep up with some of my other exercises as well.  If I stop it becomes much more difficult to achieve my goals!

I will say that practicing to walk without falling is the most tiring/frustrating thing to do.  For not having done much walking at all, it’s been OK thus far.


Finger Eleven play “Awake & Dreaming” acoustically.  From their first album “Tip”


New ‘Into Eternity’ album to be released on Friday!!!!!  Not on any streaming site or iTunes.  $20 through email for a CD intoeternityCD@gmail.com or download $15 on www.bandcamp.com


Oh Shark Week!  I’ll miss you, see you next year!  I’m counting the days already!


Yes, I was in a cover band to start learning how it felt to play live on stage & just improve as much as possible on everything.  Doing cover songs is a love/hate thing for me.  On the one hand, someone else wrote it & now a different artist is going to try & make it better?  Another way to look at it is “Cool, this is what likely inspired other artists”!  Male or Female it doesn’t matter as long as it’s done well & means something to whoever is covering a song.


New “Greta Van Fleet” in late August


When Robert Plant approves, who cares what they sound like?


The Toronto Blue Jays had a closed door players meeting Monday after a horrific game in Oakland.  A lot of talk about coming to the ball park, doing your job although they’re not making the playoffs, etc.  The short-stop who hasn’t touched the field since July 2017 due to injury, but still making $20,000,000 this year decided to pipe up in the meeting.  He’s 32 or 33 years old & will continue to make $20,000,000 a year until the end of the 2020 season.  If I was a player in that room, whatever he had to say would go in one ear & out the other.  He wasn’t even with the team until Monday??  Why would I listen to someone who hasn’t been with the team in a year?????!!!!  Even with him playing the wins & losses would likely be very similar.



Most people know who U2 is.  Those that know of the band either highly despise, or really like them.  I loved U2 in the late ‘80s & early ‘90s.  Now I listen to them on the odd occasion or if Brewster & I are in the vehicle, while U2 is on the radio, I turn it up.  Yes, I agree, the “Songs of Innocence” free album to iTunes users was terrible, however the follow up “Songs of Experience” was a very good blend of older U2 while being more modern at the same time.  Everybody knows the “Joshua Tree” album, so I’m not going to review that one.  I’ve rarely, if ever, heard thoughts on one of my favourite albums “Achtung Baby”, released in 1991.  This album or “The Joshua Tree” are both fantastic yet different. “Achtung Baby” was full of studio/production trickery, but still good.


Here are 2 album tracks I’m a BIG fan of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I own, on CD, every U2 album from the album “Boy” released in 1980 all the way to “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb” released in 2005.  I think they released 2 after that, which I don’t own at all.  I have the album they released for free & bought it’s follow up “Songs of Experience” which, like I said, is a much better mix of new & old U2.


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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Rated R” followed by “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”


I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “America’s Volume Dealer” then 2 “Diemonds” albums on shuffle


I completely forgot!  Thursday, July 26th 2012 was my final day in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I was discharged in the early afternoon after my last physio session & a short meeting with my doctor, therapists, & pharmacist.  We’ll leave the details for Friday!


SHARK WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yah, it’s Shark Week on the Discovery channel.  I love Shark Week.  It hit me the other day.  Why are people so afraid of sharks?  Is it because they will bite & kill if needed?  Probably.  Well the seas & oceans are where they live, their home.  Humans live on dry land, that’s our home.  We go into their home uninvited to poke & prod them to learn about them.  If a stranger came into your house & started doing scientific tests on you, would you just sit by & let them do that or would you retaliate so much to avoid them ever coming back?  I would yell, swear, fight & act like I was right out of my mind with a baseball bat in hand!

I’m not about to welcome a complete stranger into my home at any given time to do as they please?  I wonder why sharks can kill people?  Oh right, that’s their self-defense kicking in!  The scientists doing all of these tests will say “This doesn’t hurt the animal”.  Great, how do you know that?  Are you a shark that has experienced this type of testing?  Oh, you tried it on yourself & it didn’t bother you, really?  The shark feels pain at the exact same threshold as you?  Tell me a better story, I don’t buy that one.

Then they investigate sharks in the deep ocean, where it’s very dark 4000 feet.  I wonder why those species live in the deep ocean?  I’m guessing part of the reason is they don’t want to be bothered.

It’s great that scientists & divers have a thirst for knowledge, but does anyone NEED to know what’s going on 4000 feet down on the ocean floor?

Our weekend finished with me watching most of the Jays game until it looked as though it was out of hand by 8 runs for the wrong team.  Now that they’re basically out of it, “Blue Jays in :30” is all I need to see.

Yes, it’s a regular 5 day week for us this week.  That means as of Monday, I’m back to my exercise routine.  I’d love to increase a few things, but I have to take my back into consideration.




Thor & The Incredible Hulk, “Ragnarok” trailer.  In theaters in November.



Justice League movie trailer.  In theaters in November


You know what would be better than virtual reality?  Reality!  There are actual people going to a festival to see stuff in virtual reality.  Great, go for it, try it out but remember everything happens in actual reality!



Who doesn’t enjoy some John Oliver!



At the moment ‘Royal Blood’, ‘The Watchmen’, ‘The Smalls’, ‘Paramore’, ‘Stone Sour’, ‘Slipknot’ & ‘Big Wreck’ are ruling my world!


FANTASTIC Pearl Jam song, maybe it was because I could play it without putting my guitar in some wacky tuning?


I like ‘Walk off the Earth’ & they shared it…….





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

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Friday evening we stayed in & rented “The Shallows” from iTunes.  I thought & Kim thought it would be awesome!  I guess we both had really high expectations for, here’s a quick rundown of the film.

Jaws+127 Hours+Castaway-Sharkweek=The Shallows

In the first 15 minutes she broke ALL of the rules when swimming in the ocean.  She played the role of a surfer from Texas, who apparently has never watched any of the episodes during “Shark week” on the discovery channel.  I’m just assuming her family doesn’t have the discovery channel or Netflix?  1.  Don’t swim alone.  2.  Tell others where you’re going.  3.  Don’t bleed in the water.  4.  Don’t swim during the evening.  5.  Don’t try to survive on top of a whale carcass that’s floating & has been half eaten

Most of the dialogue in the trailer must’ve hit the editing room floor?


Saturday was Kim’s birthday.  I felt guilty, I was a bad husband.  Went to a Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Dad & I were soaked, my feet got cold & wet from all of the rain.  We left at half time.  Our rain gear didn’t really help much!  I had to change EVERYTHING & put a towel on my wheelchair.  I haven’t left a game that early since the “Labour Day Classic” in 2008.  Andy Fantuz brought me an autographed jersey in the hospital & 2 tickets to the game.  It was windy, cold, & raining.  So we left at half time.

Saturday night I saw “Jay & Silent Bob get old” at the casino with Corey.  In my defense, we bought the tickets months ago & it was on a different date.  They changed the date & it happened to land on Kim’s birthday?  It was HILARIOUS!  Quite offensive if you don’t like Kevin Smith movies.  He just finished directing an episode of “The Flash” & is part way through directing an episode of “Supergirl” in Vancouver.  In the spring he’ll be filming his own movie “Moose Jaws” in Moose Jaw.  He was here since he was scouting locations to film in Moose Jaw.

Sunday we went out for brunch, mom, dad, Mitch, Rachel, Kim, me, & Grandma  & Grandpa.  Quite a few birthdays fall in a 3 week span, better off doing them all at once!

Now I have to get to some laundry!  YAY……………………..said no one ever.


Walk off the Earth


Corey Taylor, singer of Slipknot & Stone Sour, speak about his struggles with alcohol LANGUAGE IN THE AUDIO LINK INSIDE OR READ THE ARTICLE



Finger Eleven shared it….


Third Ion shared it…


“The Pretty Reckless” album review.  I like it, I’m not gaga over it, it is a pretty solid rock album though.



How to deal with Credit card scam phone calls with King Diamond!



^^Dave Grohl played all of the instruments on the “Probot” album & sent each song to his favourite underground metal singers.


Interview with Vicky of “The Agonist”


100 of the best songs of the 2000s


These songs are in the top 100-50 songs.  I disagree with about 90% of this list, but I’m 36 & I listen to mostly 1990s grunge.





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


And happy “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens”. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. It should be on whatever science fiction channel you have on July 31st?

I fell asleep to“Pentatonix” their self titled debut album of original material. They have 3 previous shorter albums of cover songs.

I exercised to “Bad Religion” about 20 of 22 songs from the album “All Ages”, then about 5 songs from the album “Under the Table & Dreaming” by the “Dave Matthews Band”, then 2 songs from “Dire Straits” the album “Love Over Gold”

I procrastinated a bit by listening to “Foo Fighters” album “Sonic Highways”

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Remember most of this is just about me bombing around in a wheelchair, currently t the age of 36, I had stage 4 brain cancer at the age of 28 & I’ve been in a wheelchair since Tuesday, February 5th 2008, & I listen to a pile of music & I have played baseball from the age of 4-17 then I quit because my arm said I had to! Stupid arm!

I know there are people out there that have a much larger music collection than I do. I backed up my iTunes files the other day & I currently own 1180 albums on my iTunes + roughly 300/600 CDs I have yet to put on iTunes.

The majority of info on here is mostly stuff I’m interested in, there’s a lot more info out there that I’m not necessarily interested in. I urge you to look for info you’re interested in &/or let me know what you’d like to see here more & if there’s an artist or group I should know about? Feedback is always welcome!

The rest of our Sunday consisted with butternut squash soup for supper, along with Kim & I watching recorded “Shark Week” shows on our PVR. I think we have 2 or 3 to go still?

Upcoming bands we need to know about? I think I’ve shared this before as well? Sorry if I have?


Yep, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this before & there wasn’t anything that “caught my eye” or ears

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Best Dave Grohl drumming moments 1985-2015

Dave Grohl released the album “Foo Fighters” 21 years ago today in 1995. He recorded the album by himself on every song, one portion of a guitar part was recorded by someone else.


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/foo-fighters-19951005 Both articles are quite interesting!

Easily my favourite song on this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Below……

I hope this “Alter Bridge” recently signing with a new record company, “Napalm Records”, doesn’t delay the already recorded 5th studio album?

Ah, well played Soundgarden…..

Third Ion song stream inside the link


Health or job. Which would you pick? It would be a no brainer for me, HEALTH! Melissa McCarthy!


Oh my” That’s a long link!

Todd Bryanton on drums! The 2nd drummer in our band “Chemical Horizon” & the 1st drummer of “Room 333” when I got sick. Very talented guy!

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I fell asleep to “Billy Joel” his double album of “Greatest Hits” only a few songs, didn’t feel right? Then I put on “Barenaked Ladies” the album “Stunt”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle & I herd 3 of my favourite Foo Fighters’ songs!

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Did I mention it’s SHARK WEEK on the Discovery channel???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canada Day is July 1st. Friday, no blog, you’re on your own. So far no big plans or adventures for Kim & I. Looks like a very mellow summer at home this year.

I used Kim’s exercise mat today, that she said I could use! Much better than the large puzzle pieces I’ve been using. I use 3 of them & by the end I have 1. They don’t stay together very well.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

More John Oliver LANGUAGE!!!! Brexit

I think it’s odd that we still have to have a Gay Pride Parade? I guess it’s because there are so many people against those who are different. Well it’s 2016 & still some people can’t figure out why humans are different than them?


Rare Alter Bridge song.

Why is it that music artists don’t put there B-Sides on iTunes or streaming sites? Release the single from the album I already own & have one or two B-Sides that are only available with the purchase or streaming of the single. Do I have to go downtown to HMV, in the Cornwall Center, to purchase singles with B-Sides again? There’s a reason I stopped going downtown. Because downtown Regina wasn’t thought about long enough before they built it. It’s poorly laid out & not the easiest part of Regina to drive in, too many unnecessary one way streets.

Muse live at the Glastonbury festival. Video inside the link! This is why seeing Muse live is on my bucket list!!!!!!!!


Tremonti interview, the entire band this time.

Red Hot Chili Peppers debut at number 2 on the music charts


Mark Tremonti’s rig rundown

Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits over lunch

I have his greatest hits, “From the Inside” written while he was actually in an insane asylum. I also somehow got the album “Trash”?

2 years ago I had some albums that I didn’t purchase that showed up in my iTunes? “Trash”, Black Label Society’s “Order of the Black”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours”, New Kids on the Block “Hangin’ Tough” & “Greatest Hits”, all of the Ozzy Osbourne albums, & maybe another one I’m forgetting? Weird but they’re there?

The countdown is on for the new Chevelle “The North Corridor” on Friday, July 8th

The Agonist announce a tour, opening for others

Nov. 4 + Imperial Theater + Quebec City, QC
Nov. 5 + Corona Theatre + Montreal, QC
Nov. 6 + Phoenix Concert Hall + Toronto, ON

Nov. 8 + Concord Music Hall + Chicago, IL
Nov. 9 + Cabooze + Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 11 + Saskatoon Event Center + Saskatoon, SK
Nov. 12 + Marquee + Calgary, AB
Nov. 13 + The Ranch + Edmonton, AB
Nov. 15 + Vogue Theatre + Vancouver, BC
Nov. 16 + Studio 7 + Seattle, WA
Nov. 18 + Social Hall + San Francisco, CA
Nov. 19 + The Regent + Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 20 + Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel + Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 22 + Summit Music Hall + Denver, CO
Nov. 23 + Granada Theater + Lawrence, KS
Nov. 25 + Gas Monkey Live + Dallas, TX
Nov. 26 + Empire Control Room + Austin, TX
Nov. 28 + State Theater + St Petersburg, FL
Nov. 29 + Masquerade + Atlanta, GA
Dec. 1 + Soundstage Baltimore, MD
Dec. 2 + Webster Hall + New York, NY
Dec. 3 + Palladium + Worcester, MA

Batman v. Superman comes out for purchase on iTunes tomorrow!!

More John Oliver

I think everyone should fear Trump. He’s not even a President, yet he’s a Dictator & terrorist already! When Hillary wins he’ll have to admit he’s a “Loser”


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However you get this, PLEASE COME TO THE SITE?

This is what the drummer of “Finger Eleven” left the band for.


There’s a session drummer on the upcoming Finger Eleven album & tour. Album out July 31st.

Han Solo spinoff from ‘Star Wars’ with “The Lego Movie” directors on board already?


Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog Masterpiece review


I haven’t heard of Criss Angel in years?


“Breaking Benjamin” set to headline a big concert.


’90s rock stars, then & now.


Same sex marriage ruling should be a feature film. Important ruling in the USA!


Yes, “Ladybaby” is weird. Japanese pop music mixed with heavy metal? WEIRD is an overstatement.


I like U2, sue me. U2 preforming with a young audience member.


I guess the show was in 2010 & “Lamb of God’s” vocalist, Randy Blythe, was arrested in 2012?


Mark Tremonti on writing a metal riff.

Will there be a feud between Kanye West & Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour singer)?


Metal fans are happier than other music fans? While were on the topic, I think I’ll have a nap & fall asleep to “Lamb of God”, one of the few artists on iTunes that is still working properly. Didn’t nap because it’s SHARK WEEK! On Discovery!!!!!


100 best Canadian bands picked by fans on CBC radio.


A kid drumming along with “Dream Theater”? WOW!


I think “Marilyn Manson’s” 15 minutes of fame expired years ago. He’s a shock rocker. I’d take Rob Zombie over Marilyn Manson any day, but I guess it’s subjective in the end.


Clutch to release new album “Psychic Warfare” on October 2nd 2015!!!! No single yet, here’s the title song from their previous album.

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday, July 8th

I found a Canadian support center for Apple. Their iTunes Match has been royally screwed up since the launch of their streaming site, Apple Music, on Tuesday, June 30th. Kim will call them after work. I called but they have trouble understanding me & they asked for a serial number I can’t get to? I got through in a matter of seconds, hopefully Kim will too. Hopefully it can be fixed or they will tell us how to delete our very cheap subscription & use home sharing. Seems as though many households are deleting their subscription. $27.99/year to leave your computer off & stream your music library through whatever 5 devices that are approved. As for Apple Music, it’s really more of a radio station. Shows hosted by celebrities & music for rent, you stop paying the monthly fee of $9.99, your music disappears. You don’t technically own it, you rent it. Just because I don’t want it doesn’t mean others don’t.

The new Finger Eleven album sounds like a return to their original sound. There are 3 songs available with a pre-order. The lead off single “Wolves & Doors” for me is the weakest track of the 3. “Five Crooked Lines” & “Gods of Speed” I find to be more towards their sound on the first 2 or 3 albums. Sorry, couldn’t find “Gods of Speed” with decent sound.

“Lamb of God’s” album sounds promising as well!

Songs I like. “Lenny Kravitz” 2 greatest hits albums

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