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3 day exercise total; 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 squats, 200 back flexes, 250 curls 10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm, 150 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 100 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “Aenima”

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

My weekend started yesterday.  Full plate for Kim & I today.  Monday the house was out of order for me to exercise.  So no exercise on Monday either.  As for next week, I have no idea what’s happening after Saturday, lots of moving parts up in the air. So HAPPY August long weekend, I’ll catch you Sunday or Monday & then maybe Friday or Sunday?


I feel like I’ve been slacking off this week with only 3 days of exercise.  That being said, exercise shouldn’t be all that a person should focus on & it’s been a busy week, as I expected.

Kim painted our suite & the house is very close to looking normal again.  Just waiting for the paint to dry completely for her to put the 3M hooks back up to hold photos & such.

I’m seriously thinking of doing my exercise in the morning as usual, taking a break & doing more of the same stuff in the afternoon.  Likely 50-100 more of each exercise that day?  That won’t happen for a couple of weeks but it has been rattling around in the ol’ noggin.

TONS of people say that I do a lot of exercise, true, if that’s how you want to look at it.  Lately it feels like I’ve hit a plateau & I seem to have a little more gas in the tank?  I guess I’ll see what I feel like after the next week?  I might rest for a bit & do more after an hour or two?  I’m pretty lazy so, we’ll see?

It’s summer & a break is needed.  With the long weekend coming seems like a good time to be a couch potato for a bit.  After the weekend I might continue to be a lump or get back to exercising?


This type of thing happens at rock/metal shows, this is how I broke my nose in 1999.  I wasn’t in a wild mosh pit.  People were very respectful & cleared a path for me to security & first aid when they saw my nose bleeding.  I was holding up a crowd surfer when another one was tossed in my direction & landed on my face.  It was really fast, no one to blame at all, accident!

The first person to see anything happen or get out of control will tell the individual with the microphone about the situation & that person typically stops the show until things calm down.  The crowd is there to have fun, not to hurt anyone!


Music can & does help!


New “Tool” album titled “Fear Inoculum” out August 30th.  Tool’s entire catalogue is available for streaming & other digital platforms as of Friday, August 2nd.

It’s only taken 13 years for them to release a new album.  I believe this may be the final album on their contract?  If not this album, it is definitely the other one in 13 more years.

As reported!


You know what this “Tool” news means?  Big Wreck & Tool released on the same day!  WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep holding out Mr. Bach, the 80s died for a reason.  See if you can join “Steel Panther” they missed the memo too.  LIVE IN THE NOW!


38 years ago yesterday “Iron Maiden” brought metal to MTV.


Sad that this took so long, on the upside more people to drive me around town!


Saskatchewan Roughrider home game Thursday night!  Sadly, I’m positive that next season will be my last.  If Regina wasn’t hosting the Grey Cup next year, this would be my last year for sure.  I’ve been going to the games since my Grandfather could hold me on his lap.  I went to one game in my last ½ year during therapy for my cancer, so I missed out on those games.  It’s become a financial burden for a luxury.  One income gets spread out thinly.  We could use the extra cash for other/more important things.

I enjoy going to the games, I can watch them here, not pay $9 for a beer (which I don’t).  I can buy 4 tall cans of tastier/imported beer for the price of 2 generic beer at the game.  With this being the 3rd or 4th season at the new stadium, everything sky rocketed in price.  Food, beverages, & tickets.  Can’t afford it, it’s time to “LIVE IN THE NOW”!  Well, the Riders won, VERY entertaining game.  It finished with a score of 24W-19L final scoring play was a touchdown for the Riders with 2 minutes or less in the game.

As much as I’ll miss the atmosphere & intensity in the stadium, saving the price of season tickets alone will be better for us.  I go to the games with my parents now.  I think this is the last season for my mother?  Dad & I are going next year & calling it quits after next season.




You know him & you’ve likely already made your decision on him.  Either way, this is my take on his latest album.  I will say that I’ve been a BIG fan of his last 3 albums.  This one didn’t seem to fit with the others though.  I like it & applaud musicians for taking a risk & going outside of their safe space.  Unfortunately this album was not to my personal liking.

This album featured numerous guest artist on almost every song.  Most of the guests were rappers, I’m not a fan of rap despite the fact that Sheeran himself sings & raps on a fair amount of his songs.

There were only 2 stand out songs for me on “No. 6 Collaborations Project”.  1 included Justin Bieber while the other included Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton.

2 songs on a 15 song album doesn’t make it a good purchase by me.  Why did I buy it?  I preordered it because I’m an Ed Sheeran fan.  I still am, unless he proves me wrong with his next album.


How did the Toronto Blue Jays make out at the trade deadline?  EPIC FAIL!!  If it’s possible to give a -0%, that’s how I’d describe it.  Reporters, broadcaster, analyst, & the other 29 teams in the league all chimed in & were left shocked & speechless regarding what they traded away for so minimal in return.

5 pitchers & 1 REALLY good infielder, gone!  What did they get in return?  Prospects in the minor league system aka nothing that will make an impact for another 3-4 years, that’s how long they just made the current rebuild.  It’s Wednesday as I write this.  Who’s the starting pitcher for Thursday?  I knew before but they just traded him in a 3 player package for a minor league OF prospect who’s projected to be a bench player at some point, since he’s failed 3 times already in the major league.

I’ll paraphrase what one analyst said on air.  ‘I’m looking for a silver lining in these trades.  I can’t find one?  Anybody else on the panel have one?’  Nothing but dead air.

2 top of the 5 man starting pitching rotation were traded.  With guys brought up from the minor league system to help with injuries & fill roster spots, the Jays have have 4 starters with minimal MLB experience.  Toronto just became “Who?” ville.  Well, as a player it’s their job, as a fan, I just watch for entertainment.  In the end it’s not really a big deal for me as a fan.

Then they played last night while I was at the football game & won 11-2.  What do I know?


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I fell asleep to – The new “Lacuna Coil” album “Delirium” that was released last night. Female fronted metal group from Italy. The Entire album.

Then I fell asleep half way through the new “Rob Zombie” album “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”

LANGUAGE & EXPLICIT IMAGERY!!!!!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csUf0MAUIs4

I exercised to “The 1975” the album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it”

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Exercise total for the week. Remember this was a 4 day week for me Monday was a holiday; 6000 crunches, 420 leg lifts, & 240 squats.

I exercise my core muscles mostly. When I do my leg lifts on my back the entire point of that exercise is to keep my abdominal muscles flexed while slowly lifting & resting my legs as well as breathing throughout the routine. I always count in pairs doing my leg lifts on my hands & knees or on my back. 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc. So when I say I’ve done x number of leg lifts, that’s the amount on both legs. On my hands & knees, every muscle kicks in, my abdominal muscles, my arms, my legs, my shoulders, etc. I’m at pretty much 60 squats, 1500 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 5 days a week unless there’s a vacation day or “holiday”. Next week I want to add sets of 20 push ups to the mix again, I know I can do at least 20 a day, so I’ll see how I feel after that?

I’ve combined my love of music with my stage 4 cancer survivor story. If you read this at all Fridays are the blogs with the most talk about cancer. If you prefer the music chat it’s here too. I don’t expect anyone to open each link, it’s there if you’re interested. This is also meant to be interactive, let me know what you like, what you don’t like, what you’d like to see more of on the blog or suggest an exercise I should try?

Power went out yesterday just before Kim got home & of course Brewster freaked out 2-3 hours of him panting & shaking at the front door. I just held him at the door & tried to keep his mouth closed so he couldn’t pant.

Thursday’s episode of “Netflix & Chill”

Sorry it was “Lacuna Coil” album “Delirium” that was released last night. A little heavier than I had anticipated. Still good though, at least with one listen thus far.

Roadies TV series?


Super group “Gone is Gone” video. Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, & At the Drive in


Maynard James Keenan, singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, & Puscifer, talks about Puscifer shows ahead



Neil Young’s take on GMO corn with Stephen Colbert.


David Schwimmer & Rebel Wilson on the James Corden show.


Weird Al denied by Paul McCartney


Sebastian Bach on Skid Row & Guns n’ Roses


Good news for the band “Scream”, Dave Grohl’s pre Nirvana band.


This album ^^ is now on iTunes.

Collective Soul shared it…………….

David Spade & Adam Sandler on Conan, remembering Chris Farley. Video inside the link.


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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

It took a while yesterday in the late afternoon. I did get the “Sonic Highways” HBO series which I had bought for $20 while it was on HBO, the special features in the studios & extended interviews finally showed up. For a while yesterday I thought it might be a Cash Grab! In Canada or at least Regina, HBO is an extra $20 a month for 3 channels on your cable package. We had it for 4 weeks to watch 4 episodes of the series. I found it on iTunes for $20. I figured it’s cheaper to just buy it rather than spending $40 to just watch it & have it disappear.

Somebody wants some of the spotlight? Van Halen is one of those bands that should probably just tour now?

Somebody finally got the memo, it’s not the 1980s anymore, SURPRISE!

Now Twisted Sister has announced a farewell tour for 2016.

I just watched this on Jimmy Fallon from last night

I saw “Who is Fancy” do this song on Jimmy Fallon from last night doing this song. Catchy song I have to check into this? Checked iTunes & it’s just a single. I don’t buy single songs because I never listen to them. If there is a full album that I like the most of the songs on then I buy it.

Marilyn Manson news that nobody will care about….

I still haven’t seen this movie? Pearl Jam told me I should.

Anti Vaccinations? Maybe join the Church of Scientology?

Tuesday on iTunes Halestorm fans!!!

How does a newer band like “Volbeat”, 4 albums, have “Anthrax”, 14 albums, as an opener/special guest? I like both groups, but isn’t Anthrax considered one of the HUGE 4 metal bands? Anthrax formed in 1981, Volbeat formed in 2001? At least they’re bringing “Anthrax” to Regina & Saskatoon!

Frances Cobain interview about Kurt Cobain
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/frances-bean-life-after-kurt-cobain-death-exclusive-interview-20150408 Like I need to do this, I guess if you lived under a rock throughout the 1990s

Review of the new Halestorm album “Into The Wild Life”

Inductors & inductees for the 2015 “Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame”

In Flames shared it on facebook so I’ll share it here. Back in 2006, when I discovered them

Frances Cobain is not a fan of Nirvana & doesn’t think her father is a hero

Pearl Jam live from the 2000 DVD “Touring Band”

15 songs already written for the next Megadeth album!!!

Kim made me watch “Dancing with the Stars” last night. When she comes home I’ll be on the couch watching………………….BASEBALL! I’m assuming I’ll be sent to the bedroom TV to watch the game?

Songs I like. “Dave Matthews Band” I think I took the time to learn “Ants Marching” on guitar, very difficult for me to sing at the same time, that just never happened for me.

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