WHEELCHAIR/JIM JEFFERIES/U2

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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.

 

U2

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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THURSDAY, JULY 26 2012 & HOME

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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.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-thor-incredible-hulk-unite-in-new-ragnarok-trailer-w493636

 

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!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-panorama-music-festivals-virtual-reality-experience-w491892

 

Who doesn’t enjoy some John Oliver!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/coal-baron-attempts-to-halt-critical-last-week-tonight-rebroadcast-w493788

 

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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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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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

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-alcoholism-ego-scott-ian-never-meet-your-heroes/

 

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.

http://loudwire.com/the-pretty-reckless-who-you-selling-for-album-review/

 

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

http://loudwire.com/trolling-telemarketers-with-king-diamond-songs/

   Hahahahahahaha

^^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

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-songs-of-the-aughts-20110617

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.

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO THE AMERICANS/OUR NEIGHBOURS TO THE SOUTH

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.

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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?

http://loudwire.com/10-up-and-coming-bands-you-need-to-hear-in-2016/

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://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-self-titled-album-anniversary/

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

http://bravewords.com/exclusives/audios/player

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

http://www.eonline-news.com/ca/melissa-mccarthy/3/special.php?voluumdata=BASE64dmlkLi4wMDAwMDAwMi1mZjliLTQ1MGQtODAwMC0wMDAwMDAwMDAwMDBfX3ZwaWQuLjFmZmUxMDAwLTQyMTEtMTFlNi04MzNiLWFjYTFiYzMzMWMwZl9fY2FpZC4uMDg2OThhMTMtYzhiZi00ZWRhLThlNGYtYjBjYWEzMzYxMDU5X19ydC4uUl9fbGlkLi44ODA1YmU2NS05ZjJiLTQ0NDQtYWFjZS0zZDNjYTRjNmRjYTBfX29pZDEuLjRjMzYwNTAzLWViOWQtNGI1MC04YjA2LThkZTM2YjMwMjhkYl9fb2lkMi4uMGVmOGQ0Y2ItNjBhNS00NTMwLTk3OTUtNTczODUyYjQ5Yjg0X19yZC4uZGlzcXVzYWRzXC5cY29tX19haWQuLl9fYWIuLl9fc2lkLi4

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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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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

 

 

ANOTHER 4 DAY WEEK!

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?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/nba-wnba-are-first-pro-sports-teams-to-march-in-nyc-lgbt-pride-parade-20160627

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!!!!!!!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zf0f1

Tremonti interview, the entire band this time.

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

http://loudwire.com/red-hot-chili-peppers-the-getaway-no-2-debut-billboard-200-album-chart/

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”

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/wendy-davis-on-abortion-rights-win-and-why-women-should-fear-trump-20160627

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

ITUNES vs. APPLE MUSIC

However you get this, PLEASE COME TO THE SITE?

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

http://loudwire.com/saint-asonia-first-major-u-s-tour-leg/

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?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-han-solo-spinoff-signs-lego-movie-directors-20150707

Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog Masterpiece review

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/masterpiece-reviews-n-w-a-straight-outta-compton/

I haven’t heard of Criss Angel in years?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/watch-criss-angel-blow-minds-bend-forks-at-foxwoods-20150707

“Breaking Benjamin” set to headline a big concert.

http://loudwire.com/breaking-benjamin-headline-2016-axes-anchors-cruise/

’90s rock stars, then & now.

http://diffuser.fm/90s-rock-stars-then-and-now/?fblw4

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/supreme-courts-same-sex-marriage-ruling-becoming-a-feature-film-20150708

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

http://loudwire.com/look-out-world-here-comes-ladybaby/

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-u2-play-two-songs-with-young-audience-member-20150708

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/lamb-of-god-singer-reveals-what-he-remembers-of-deadly-2010-czech-show-20150708?page=2

Mark Tremonti on writing a metal riff.

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

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-kanye-west-not-greatest-living-rock-star/

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!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/86752?utm_campaign=nme-july-8-08-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

100 best Canadian bands picked by fans on CBC radio.

http://m.music.cbc.ca/blogs/2015/6/The-best-Canadian-bands-ever-readers-picks

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

http://loudwire.com/mike-portnoy-praises-absolutely-insane-dream-theater-covers-8-year-old-drummer/

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.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/marilyn-manson-flails-smashing-pumpkins-soar-at-end-times-tour-opener-20150708

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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Bye,

Chris