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Quiet weekend here, Kim’s back from her trip to B.C. this weekend.  I really missed her.  Brewster & I got to hang out.  Kim made food to keep in the fridge for me a lasagna & some fish.  I ended up hanging out at my parents place for 2 of the 4 days.  I ended up not eating here much, more so at my parents place.  I missed Kim so much!  Brewster was thrilled to see her too.


13 years ago Friday “Iron Maiden” released the album “Dance of Death”



In 1992 on September 9th “Pearl Jam” played “Jeremy” at the MTV awards.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Yay, but it’s on HBO.



Article/review of the new Devin Townsend Project album



Sixx AM release teaser for their new album.  Video inside the link.



Article/review of the upcoming Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”



I’d be purchasing vinyl as well, if I had room for a collection?  According to my father, sales for CD players are declining steadily & record player sales are climbing upwards!  He works in the business designing home theaters & much more.



There’s a group from New York called “Highly Suspect” who are releasing their 2nd album which is on iTunes for preorder as of Friday…………….but only in the USA.  I checked immediately on iTunes!  Not there.  On American iTunes, yes it’s there.  It asked me to make an American iTunes account, that ain’t happening……………………ever.  I got their first album on iTunes (Canadian).  Take my money?  I don’t agree with streaming sites, just like I no longer have a subscription to “Guitar World” magazine.  I download my music on iTunes.  I’m very leery about signing up for an American iTunes account, it’s likely illegal & will likely screw up our Canadian iTunes.


I had a completely different issue that they helped me with immediately by calling me 2 seconds after they got my request for a phone call!  The customer support is fantastic, the point of sale service could improve vastly………………could also be that I’m all thumbs when it comes to technology.


The Agonist shared it…..


Punk band NOFX release



Significant timing by Slayer!



Former vocalist, Zach De La Rocha, of Rage Against The Machine gives timeline for 2017 solo release!



Billy Corgan aka Mr. Smashing Pumpkins news



I don’t listen to country music much, other than The Dixie Chicks & a few other songs.  My knowledge of rap/hip-hop is almost nothing.  If I was going to listen to rap I’d listen to “Run-DMC”





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


Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Kongos” the entire “Egomaniac” album, then “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “Wiseblood”

I exercised to “Riff Rock High” bought from an “As seen on TV” commercial

It’s not on iTunes but this album has quite a few of the same songs on it & more songs.


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That was quite the busy week for me! I purposely don’t leave the house much during the week. Saskatoon on Monday, Bushwakkers on Wednesday, my parent”s place on Friday, then a football game on Saturday = a tired me. Especially after sleeping on the couch Saturday night. Great weekend but oh my am I tired! No plans for this weekend……………………………………..yet.

I don’t think a TON of people are on www.youtube.com to look up “Sixx AM”. Unless I’m included for this blog? Yeah, I get it. They want the advertising, I don’t own any “Sixx AM” but if you put a youtube mix on, that is truly free music.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

OK so we know there was another shooting in Orlando in a gay night club. I think it’s terrible & flat out wrong. I haven’t opened facebook yet, but I’m sure that news will be everywhere. I don’t want to repeat the story from everyone. I’ll post 3 links of the shooting & leave it at that. Nobody needs to hear/see it over & over again. I’m not making light of it either. It’s bad news that can’t be changed. It was beyond stupid that a 27 year old male opened fire killing & injuring I think it was 40 people, just because they’re gay. If you don’t understand that they’re gay at least acknowledge it & get over it. They weren’t just gay, that was somebody’s son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, friend, father, mother, cousin, etc. You can’t label them as just gay, they’re humans, like we all are!

When I die, I don’t want to be remembered as “That guy who had cancer”! Quick & easy label. I want to be remembered as a friend, son, brother, husband, someday maybe an uncle, a son-in-law, etc. Not the guy that had cancer!

And boom. Orlando shooting news. How did society get this way? Maybe because so many people in the USA have a gun with them 24/7?


3 different guns to kill 49 people


John Oliver’s take on Orlando shooting. I can’t embed the link but it’s worth watching!!!!


Local country artist Chris Henderson


Round table of 4 rock/metal guitarits


Another article with Mark Tremonti


Metallica update on new album & more


Halestorm in Edmonton in October!


Soundgarden shared it……

Tomorrow’s blog post will be late. Baseball day game. Weird I know. Don’t people work on Tuesdays?

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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Delirium” that was released on Friday.

I exercised to “Simon & Garfunkel” I recorded the PBS airing of their “Concert in Central Park”. I heard my favourite S & G song. I also heard a song that was exclusively a Paul Simon song?

I accomplished what I wanted to, but I didn’t have the energy to do more aka I was a little disappointed. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to do more?

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I did not get to my exercising ASAP today. I came out to the living room at about 7:35 am & Brewster had peed in the middle of the room. Some dark clouds in this area, he gets an anxiety attack when that’s around. Great way to start the week! Clean up dog urine……….YAY!

This was all brought on by the post from Rolling Stone with Neil Young speaking out against GMOs on Stephen Colbert’s show. There was quite the discussion about this on the facebook page. I voiced my opinion & left it alone. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. I’m not here to stir the pot!

I’m all in for GMOs in my food. I was born in January of 1980, I don’t know a world without them. Sure, I was always sick with a cold, flu, or an ear infection & then I had cancer. Did GMOs cause any of that illness? I’d likely know a majority of people who were diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer because of GMOs. I can tell you honestly that I’ve been ill with a cold or flu 5-8 times since I left the Wascana Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, July 26th 2012. Even if you grow your food in your garden, the seed has likely been modified?

The fast food franchise A & W has been advertising that their beef contains no steroids or hormones and that their chicken contains no antibiotics. Great, good for them! If any chicken or cow gets sick, I’m guessing it’s a death sentence for no reason at all then? Dairy cows & cows raised for beef are fed very different food & there is a very noticeable difference in taste. So if a cow is being raised for it’s meat & becomes sick they’ll likely kill it for no reason or if it’s young enough the farmer will fill it with medicine & send it to a dairy farm?

All of this being said, I’m not a farmer, scientist, or the smartest person in the world. In the end all I’m saying is I don’t know a world without GMOs, so I really don’t care. I’m alive & GMOs likely had nothing to do with my cancer. If all of a sudden we’re only allowed non-GMO food & it tastes different or doesn’t keep fresh for as long in the fridge or pantry, then I’ll speak out about my disappointment with whoever makes that decision.

Remember, Jenny McCarthy was against vaccinations saying they caused autism, & a TON of people agreed with what she said & were later told she was wrong. Nobody thought to check with their family doctor because a celebrity said it? I hope people speak with a farmer or scientist on the GMO issue & not just slough it off saying “Well Neil Young says they’re bad, I’ll go with that”. I think he said 38 countries have banned the use of GMOs? That’s a fairly small fraction of countries in the world?

This is just me backing my opinion aka I don’t know any better, but I’m going with this. It’s 1:43:01 but watch it, & please tell me what you think of it? I can respect your opinion & I wont be throwing around any names! Someone disagreed with me on the Rolling Stone facebook page & called me a name so I replied with “Calm down. You have your opinion & I have mine. They’re different & that’s OK with me. Calling me “Thick” wont solve anything” & I’ll likely never hear from whoever it was again. I would just like some feedback on any topic on this site? Everything on here is meant to be interactive. Comment on Facebook or on the website, however you like?

It was another weekend of music for me when Kim was out shopping or when she was here I’d put on something we’d both enjoy.

Halestorm, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Tremonti, & some other stuff.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Bono of U2 joins Bruce Springsteen on stage in Dublin


Questlove on Prince being the pioneer for Hip-Hop music.


Soundgarden shared this song from the album “King Animal”

Facebook is still not as busy as it was last year. The afternoons are really quiet. I write the first few paragraphs regarding the topic ASAP, if something comes to mind. I also “…begin…” grabbing some news for the next day’s post.

Members of Disturbed & Sixx AM join on stage. LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I don’t like the covers Disturbed does. I was a fan of Disturbed in my early 20s, not now though.

Pearl Jam doing covers, I’m good with that.

I like getting up early so I can get stuff done & out of the way so I don’t have to squeeze it in later or have it on my mind. Especially when my exercise mat is judging me from a distance. I weighed myself the other day, I’m still at 240 but my belly is getting smaller than I thought it was. I’m assuming I’m heavy from muscle gain? I don’t look obese at all. Only when I’m sitting down. I weighed myself by using my transfer pole for balance only, my hands were open at the time. The photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt with my brother was taken before I knew I had cancer, I’m roughly 265.


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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


My idea for the Blue Jays!

I like ‎Troy Tulowitzki‬ but he’ll be 32 this year where as Ryan Goins‬ will be 29 on Saturday. Anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays organization ever consider trading ‎Tulowitzki‬ for a back up catcher and prospects? Sportsnet‬. Could save some cash for Bautista & ‎Encarnacion‬? Please have someone ask Mark Shapiro &/or Ross Atkins? Having Ryan Goins on the bench would be a waste of his talent, this could free up $17,000,000, & rebuild the farm system if there’s a trade to be made? Bob McCowen has echoed this a few times on air, great! Now could someone ask new G.M. Ross Atkins or new President Mark Shapiro this? Who doesn’t want 2 young athletes playing the 2 very difficult positions in baseball? Goins isn’t known for his offensive power but any offense from a short stop or 2B is an added bonus!

I fell asleep to “Odds” the album “Good Weird Feeling”

I exercised to “Queen’s Greatest Hits” then 6 “Corrosion of Conformity” albums on shuffle.

Thank you “Wayne’s World”!

“Alter Bridge” were averaging music for a song each day last I heard, no lyrics yet though.

I played these on guitar hero, on medium difficulty. Easy, medium, hard, & expert. I lived in medium, tried hard a few times.

I guess “Trivium” has a song on the new guitar hero game

Another on PC but not on the Playstation 2 I had

Photo of Mike Shinoda doing vocals for “Linkin Park” in the studio!!

I’ve never heard of “Black Wizard”? I’m getting older & I admit I’m getting set in my ways as far as music goes. Full album in sound cloud inside the link.


Top 5 Beatles songs for Rolling Stones fans. By Consequence of Sound!!!!

Star Wars episode 8 is now filming! The plot has apparently been leaked on www.youtube.com.


Deadpool hasn’t been released yet. Deadpool 2 is already underway!


Sorry, but nothing about “Arcade Fire” gets my juices flowing, other bands love them though. “Foo Fighters” & “Queens of the Stone Age” amongst their fans!


Singer Sammy Hagar address’ rumoured “Van Halen” reunion


Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) covers The Beatles for upcoming Netflix series!



New “Queen” documentary in the works. Clip inside the link!


Yep, were all gonna die because Anti-G. M. O. supporters haven’t had success with thousands of Scientific investigations proving they’re right. So we’ll die or become vegetarians & grow our own food, I’m sure farmers will love that, everyone happy now?


FYI-Allergies & taste are known to change in your early 20s. To each their own, I maybe “Pro GMO” but I’ll listen to a reasonable counter point!

Peyton Manning & “Magic” Johnson play egg Russian roulette on The Tonight Show!!!!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ace Frehley (Kiss lead guitarist) is releasing an album of covers featuring Paul Stanley (Kiss singer)


Full track listing in the link.

“Sixx AM” (Nicky Sixx of Motley Crue) announce new album & song


“Barenaked Ladies” ‘One Week’ blue grass style inside the link!


Season 3 continues on Sunday

“Walk off the Earth” shared it….

“Black Stone Cherry” prank “Halestorm” during a live show!!!!

“Eight Bells” new album, never heard of them but after a listen, they’re not for me. Songs inside the link.


“Megadeth” tour dates. If the openers were different I’d go to Moose Jaw.


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Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


I fell asleep to “Chevelle” the album “La Gargola”

I exercised to “Megadeth” the new album released today “Dystopia”

This weeks exercise total is 110 push ups, 840 crunches, ½ hour of yoga, 120 squats, 800 meters of walking w/ Kim & my walker 200 one day, 600 Thursday (no rest periods), 40 leg lifts on my hands & knees also 40 on my back! As I look at that, even I’m impressed?!

The arena in Regina holds 7,129 for concerts (including the floor area). Saskatoon’s arena holds 15,195 (not including the floor) 2.5 hours north of Regina. Moose Jaw’s arena holds 5,000+ including the floor, 45 minutes west of Regina!

Motley Crue with opener Big Wreck went on tour last year & when they came to Saskatchewan they played in Moose Jaw. Why? I’m sure they could draw a much larger audience, go to Saskatoon if there is no event planned for that day? I’ve been to Saskatoon more than I care to count. Regina’s arena does not sound good with a musical act. We saw “Ed Sheeran” last year here in Regina. It’s him playing acoustic guitar & a digital foot pedal to fill out the “band”. The second he turned the foot pedal on the sound was VERY distorted in an awful way. The arena in Regina is well known for bad sound at a concert. Regina’s the Capital of Saskatchewan, but to see a big name act we either drive out of the Province to Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg or in the Province to Saskatoon, or now Moose Jaw. We have few smaller venues with capacity of 300-1000. I haven’t been to Moose Jaw’s arena, but the drive to Saskatoon is getting really old!

Lamb of God” shared it….

This could go 2 ways. People will watch it because of Marilyn Manson doing a guest appearance or they’ll get negative fast & boycott whatever he’s involved in? Any publicity is good publicity, at least people will talk about him & the show. Heck, I’m talking about him now, you’re welcome Eminem aka M & M! Anyone else craving peanuts & chocolate?


More “Making a Murderer” speculation



Iggy Pop & Josh Homme make their debut on Stephen Colbert show. “Post Pop Depression”


Did anyone watch “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” yesterday? I thought it would be characters from the DC comics like, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, etc. It was all Marvel characters that have been on “The Flash” or “Arrow”. I didn’t watch the entire show, I was expecting something different? As for comic series I only watch “The Flash” & “Gotham”. I really like “The Flash”

Post Pop Depression” out March 18th

I guess Nikki Sixx isn’t done with music yet? “Sixx A.M.” announce permanent drummer.


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis”


Billy Corgan about wrestling


This is terrible news. Friday’s Rock It Out Blog LANGUAGE!!!

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Today’s workout was brought to you by “Chromeo”. Yes, I had a dance party & I used my transfer pole. Went to take my shirt off & I got that look from Brewster “What you talkin about Willis?” and the EVERYTHING stayed on. There was no sexy dance party here.


It doesn’t feel like Christmas yet. There’s little to no snow on the ground, our place is consistently at +24-+26 celsius although the heater never cuts in since it’s set to +22 celsius. If it’s dark until 9:00 am-5:00 pm, it should be cooler in here? I hate the heat! Anything over +23 celsius, I’m not a happy camper………WAIT……….POLAR VORTEX……………WE CAN BE FRIENDS!


Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

I was underwhelmed by their previous release “Green & Yellow”


Best guitarist of 2015


Mark Tremonti is in the lead & is considered as THE guitar player at the moment by many peers


Live shared a Christmas classic…….



Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) plays Metallica & U2 in a mash up



Good grief!



“Breaking Benjamin” release dates for 2016



Nikki Sixx on new “Sixx AM” album. Member of “Motley Crue” aka I’ve never heard the music of “Sixx AM”



Cantina music for “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens”



“Fall Out Boyz II Men” on Jimmy Kimmel



Chris Henderson out of Regina


More tour dates added for Tool in January



Of course “Star Wars VII” is be a BIG movie. It’s a Star Wars movie.


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Drum off Dave Grohl vs. Animal!



Big Wreck was playing this song, on stage, in Saskatoon at Edgefest 1999. I decided to jump in the mosh pit, then a body came flying at me, while holding another crowd surfer, he or she landed on my face. I left Edgefest when it was over with a broken nose & blood all over me.

Today I was listening to the same song while folding laundry, & didn’t break any bone or cartilage! 16 years & I’m still a bad ass!


I like Mark Tremonti, but it is VERY subjective. The award should be renamed the most popular guitarist.



Songs I like, “Walk off the Earth” had to pass on “The Verve Pipe” & “Volbeat”. Not a fan of “Volbeat” I got 3 albums from iTunes & they got old quick. “The Verve Pipe” I have because I had to learn one song, I haven’t really listened to the entire album.


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