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Exercise total for 5 days. 

500 Curls w/ 20 pound dumb bells

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

1050 Crunches

1050 Leg lifts

300 Squats   

600 Back flexes

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I fell asleep to “The Tea Party” the album “The Edges of Twilight”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the double album “In Your Honor”/”In Your Honour”

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Yes, Monday was a day off here. I had some friends over from out of town/province in the afternoon. Was good to have most of us from University together, just lacking a few people.

My back is just an annoying pain today, nothing serious. I stretched it out & did a minimal amount of exercise. Just dialed things back a bit until I’m all better. Can’t jump in with both feet after two weeks being sidelined on the couch with a bad back.

Trade deadline for baseball was yesterday. Blue Jays ended up with 3 different pitchers, not bad, but not what I would have liked to see. I was hoping Jose Bautista, R.A. Dickey & Josh Thole would be gone. They’re not & fair enough I don’t run the team, I’m nothing more than an intense fan. If the club house is in good spirit, good enough for me. If it ain’t broke, don’t “fix” it.

After last night’s 14 inning loss 2-1 the Blue Jays are tied with the Boston Red Sox for 2nd place in their division 1 game behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Maynard James Keenan, Tool singer, has added more dates to his book tour. That tells me, no new Tool album until next year at the earliest. I’m at a point, as a Tool fan, where I just don’t care. If they really wanted to, they could have recorded an album & released it once the lawsuit over the album art was over. They didn’t think ahead is all I can say, & whenever it’s released it had better be REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So “Green Day” is releasing a new single on August 11th. Will it be any good? Once they released the album “American Idiot” I didn’t really care about their music. I was disappointed with the singles. When I think of Green Day this is nowhere in my thoughts. Fair enough though. I don’t have to like what they release, they do. If they don’t like it, why would they be doing it?


Are we saying “Goodbye” to AC/DC?


“We are currently hard at work putting the final touches on the album, which has unfortunately forced us to push back the start of our tour and miss some previously announced festival dates. We’re sorry to miss these shows, but we will be announcing touring plans soon… “ – The Pretty Reckless

So there is an album!!! AWESOME! I thought it might just be a single?

“This new album is almost done? Personally I’ve worked harder on these songs than anything I have ever put my mental energies into.. It has leveled me and I sincerely hope it does the same to you. We started writing it months ago in LA, and organized the best grains of sand from ALL of the grains of sand that we’ve collected over the past year during our travels around the country and the world. After we sorted out our findings in LA we flew the sand over to Colombia and spent 4 weeks collecting air, energy and knowledge that we would use to weld our sand into a giant boulder. We took our new fusion boulder back to Brooklyn and spent the summer breaking it back into tiny grains of sand that have a different color and new spiritual presence so that we could build a beautiful castle and then finally we photographed it from every angle so that it could last forever even after the tide washed it away. And pretty soon you’ll be able to listen to those photos of that castle made from that boulder that was made from all the sand we’ve collected from around the world once we have it framed. I can see the finish line. You should start preparing. Recommending plywood for your windows and plenty of extra batteries and candles. Goodbye Mister Asylum.” – Highly Suspect

I really liked their debut album. Can they make an album without language in 7 of 10 songs?


I had stage 4 brain cancer, I survived I’m fine. I didn’t really know I had cancer until I was cured aka I don’t remember much of 2008 at all. Living with ALS would likely terrify me. If you’ve got even $5.00 to spare this guy could use it….


OK? Why? Screw up the evidence the first go around?


Being Canadian, I obviously can’t vote in this 3 ring circus side show of a campaign. It’s been entertaining & somewhat worrisome from a distance, but the hits just keep on coming


The more I listen to “Dream Theater” the more I like them.


Clutch video. I really like these guys, I’m glad Corey turned me onto them! It seems like Corey & I just saw them in Saskatoon opening for Lamb of God?


Alter Bridge shared it…

Is gender flipping the new thing for reboots? My question is; Are movie writers getting less creative? “Ah, we’ll rehash this one! People will eat it up!” I saw that movie 32 years ago, got anything new?


Opeth is available for preorder on iTunes lead single with preorder, full album release September 30th

It just hit me there’s a TON of good stuff coming this year music wise. I’ve already grabbed 15 albums this year one is a live album & doesn’t count. Another one is Scream, the band Dave Grohl was in before he joined Nirvana! I checked & I know have 3 on preorder & 2 without a release date or preorder available.

All of that & photos of Royal Blood in the studio on their Facebook site!


Big Wreck also had photos on Facebook of them in the studio!!!!

As for Green Day, we’ll see? Good thing Foo Fighters are on hiatus & Tool is taking their sweet time. I see myself binge listening to their albums?

Consequence of Sound celebrates 25 years of the film “Silence of the Lambs”. I still have problems watching anything with Anthony Hopkins in it. Brr! Right down my spine!

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


Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


Today’s workout was brought to you by “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”. I am so there in April to see them for the first time since ’99 or 2000.


I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”


I’ve had “I Mother Earth” “…on my mind…” since I heard about them coming to Saskatchewan!!!!


Why is it that metal or hard rock music is blamed for everything bad that happens? Like the shootings at Columbine were instantly Marilyn Manson’s fault, & now I’m watching some documentary on serial killers on Netflix & the soundtrack so far is metal music. It’s not the music that did whatever to the victims, it’s the criminals.


Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs” listened to classical music & was considered to be an evil murderer. I’m not saying that classical music will make you snap, I don’t think music changes that much of your everyday personality. I think the type of music you listen to depends on your mood at the moment. Who controls your music selection you or whatever device you’re listening to music on?


35 years ago on Sunday Nikki Sixx formed “Motley Crue”



Yes, I made a “Weezer” ‘Greatest Hits’ album over the weekend. Only 10 or 11 songs long.


Lamb of God” play ‘Overlord’ live for the first time.



Benefit show featuring “Halestorm”, “Skid Row”, & “Cinderella”


Doesn’t sound good, live, internet, & bad mix coming through. Not a good combo!




Open the link above if you like but you’ve been warned!


Linkin Park’s” Mike Shinoda article about new album.



Iron Maiden are launching a video game “Legacy of the Beast”



Christian Bale learned to play drums in 2 weeks by listening to “Pantera” & “Mastodon”



A www.wordpress.com blog all about Mark Tremonti!



Another video on “Making a Murderer” on Netflix. WATCH THE NETFLIX MINI SERIES FIRST!! SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN’T!!!



Ah, Netflix, TV 24 hours a day. Then I realize it’s 4:00 pm & Kim should be home! I just watch Netflix mostly on weekends.

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Metal fans get a bad reputation because of the music we like. Not every metal fan or band member is a flat out metal head though. The metal musicians and fans are some of the kindest people I’ve met. I’m in a wheelchair. When I go to The Exchange to see a local metal band play, TONS of people stop & say hello, shake my hand, chat for a bit, help me out if needed, hold open a door, etc. Nobody goes out of their way to be harmful to anyone. There’s a bad seed in every crowd so I don’t necessarily hang around those people. The people I know that play or listen to aggressive music won’t judge you on what you listen to for music. They know others can instantly judge them by their metal music. I’m not afraid to tell anyone what I listen to. Here’s a few examples of what I listen to….

It’s subjective. A song does not have an influence as to who you are! You like it because you like it, so why hide it? The only music fans I’ve met who don’t consider their music offensive are country music fans. It doesn’t bother me, I do enjoy a small sampling of country music here & there. It’s a lot like extremely heavy metal. Good for a bit, but not for more than one album a day. Slayer is as offensive as a Southern twang country artist to me! Kim was listening to “The Help” audio book on the way to who knows where, too much twang for me. I’m not trying to rattle anyone’s cage in particular, these are just off the top of my head examples……

I did it! I watched “Silence of the Lambs” with Kim. I put on my big boy pants, sucked it up & just asked Kim to hold me when I got scared. I haven’t watched that movie in over a decade. It’s not that freaky of a movie, but when they show Anthony Hopkins in a straight jacket & the brown muzzle/mask, I pee a little then curl up into the fetal position. Anything with Anthony Hopkins in it gives me the HEEBIE JEEBIES now! Blue Jays play a late game tonight. I’ll likely sit through a sequel, then watch the game?

I’ll tell you right off the bat, I DON’T VOTE OR FOLLOW POLITICS OR & here’s why. I get a kick out of watching greasy scum bags doing commercials to “help” their campaign by telling you the opposition can’t do this or that. Whoever’s commercial it is will promise you the moon though. I have 0 desire to sift through the nonsense & ballyhoo as to who I’d vote for. When politicians can honestly tell me how & what they can do then I’ll consider voting? Here’s 2 examples of what I’ve seen right out of the gate……



Axl Rose loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than being on time for a concert! Hahahaha!


Pets, furry cuddly pets!


50 rock facts you might not know? Courtney Love was with “Faith No More” before they were famous?


Serj Tankian (System of a Down singer) turns 48 today! Happy Birthday! Now please get into the studio to record another SOAD album?


One Direction video. This likely the first time I’ve heard their music, unless they’ve been on Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, or Conan O’Brien.


Pentatonix are just AWESOME! New video from them!

Alter Bridge shares it, here it is…..

Alice in Chains’ “Facelift” was released 25 years ago today


Finger Eleven tour dates. They have 2 dates in Saskatchewan! $45.00/ticket, WOW??????? I guess “One Thing made them huge??? That’s a lot of money to see a bar band??????


Stone Temple Pilots are touring in the USA, no word of a full length album with Chester Benninton. They released a video in January saying they were 95% done recording the album, so where is it?

That’s a big statement from a guy who just released a disappointing album. LANGUAGE!!!


Really? Already announcing a sequel to “Straight Outta Compton”



James Labrie (Dream Theater) did well for himself! This has to be fake?!

New “Duran Duran” song. Yes, they’re still alive?


Hard rock & metal stars from the ’80s, now & then.


Maybe “Poison” was an inspiration for this song?

Songs I like, “Obadiah Parker” I only have two 5 song EPs of cover songs

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Tuesday night, baseball, peanuts, grapes, water, & beer. Pretty good life! I don’t really touch alcohol during the week, but sometimes you just have to have a beer while watching a sporting event from the comfort of your couch.

Tuesday was my back to reality day exercise & trying to eat healthy. 420 crunches & 30 minutes of yoga. Today, 420 crunches & 40 push ups. Thursday, who knows?

Off the top of your head, how many songs can you think of that weren’t singles that made music acts huge or had to play them live at every concert? I thought of 3 B-Sides & 1 album track instantly.

I’m sure there are more but these are the 4 I thought of instantly. I didn’t cheat & use google, this is just what I thought of. Weird that the first 3 were B-Sides to singles, that means radio D. J.s either turned the vinyl over or skipped through the 3 or 4 song CD to grab a B-Side.

Barenaked Ladies just played their song at every show, got hit by a pile of Kraft Dinner & eventually told fans to bring Kraft Dinner to the concert to donate to the Food Bank.

2 of my many favourite songs by Foo Fighters are a B-side & an album track!

This “Iron Maiden” tune sounds good. I haven’t preordered it yet. iTunes release September 4th.

No albums on preorder at the moment other than Trivium & Clutch release on October 2nd for both albums.

Ryan Adams finishes cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989


This song seems to be EVERYWHERE since Tom Cruise did the lip sync battle on Jimmy Fallon?

Third Ion album review


Mumford & Sons, Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) cover Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”


House for sale!!! I can no longer watch anything with Anthony Hopkins after seeing “Silence of the Lambs” & the sequels!!! Freaked me out!


Dave Grohl says he has some “social anxiety” at the Emmy Awards. LANGUAGE!!!


I don’t own this since it’s a single. Both voices are AMAZING though!

Really? Bill Hader & Fred Armisen (SNL) form fake band but are releasing a 5 song EP


I guess Ian Thornley (Big Wreck) is recording/releasing a solo album? I missed that one? My bad.

Songs I like, “The Nylons” I began singing the lower/bass part along with this album when my parents moved into their house. My voice is very different now, there is no way I could sing that low now.

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