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I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “10,000 Days”

I exercised to “The Darkness” their “Greatest Hits”

 

It’s official, next CFL season I’ll be splitting a season ticket with my mother.  I’ll go to half of the games & the Grey Cup game.  That will be my final season at the games.  A needed expense popped up, so we need the money.  Kim wanted to possibly move next year, but that’s not even a consideration now!

The expense you ask?  Kim smashed her teeth when she was quite young on a waterslide.  Her front 4 teeth are fake & she’s been wanting to fix them since before I knew her.  She’s getting 6 crowns on her front teeth.  Hello line of credit!  Nice hit just before we get Christmas gifts.  It will be over a month before she’s able to get them.

I’ve been doing my regular exercise total, rest & watch some TV, then do a little more exercise.  This should help in the long run, I hope!  I think I’ll stick with that 4 days a week & Fridays I’ll do my regular total.  I need to get my butt walking more with my walker.  Since Kim & I are so full of energy in the evening!  Yeah, that was saturated with sarcasm.

Yesterday & already today before I did my morning exercises, I was already tired.  Now that I’ve done my morning exercises, I just want to nap.  Lots of daylight left though, more work to be done!

I haven’t had my third appointment at the mental health clinic yet.  The increase in that one pill seems to have really mellowed my frustration/anger.  If I run into a situation I feel I might blow up on, I take a few seconds to realize how insignificant it is & calm down.

I need to realize I’m in a wheelchair, the same as I was yesterday & it won’t change overnight.  I also need to realize that I can’t change other people, they have to do it themselves.  I was picking out what I thought were flaws in others, but guess who has the most flaws at the moment?  ME!

I should know better to shut my yap & learn something.  At the same time, when do I get to talk?  If someone is struggling with something that I know about, I’d rather help than sit around & listen to that person bicker with the issue.

 

I’m still not positive if he’s guilty of murder?

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/making-a-murderer-steven-avery-new-trial-870170/?fbclid=IwAR0fbwpIZ3baWlZZgOR90A9_1J6kDcKmP9XCeh9iPIrTAoCjMTBo8KlDo6s

Does this not sound like the SRC promises in high school that even the kids couldn’t promise would happen.  “I CAN’T make Coca Cola come out of the water fountains, but I can promise you this….”  Bernie, please go back to high school, SRC candidates know better than to literally promise the moon.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/bernie-sanders-government-ufos-aliens-870216/?fbclid=IwAR1Q9EIbT2Kuhr7Dlhvbg9ouZSgEr8TP93YNroD64va8tR0eeElQrC7tyIw

“Tool” guitarist, Adam Jones, had anxiety regarding fans dumping on singer, Maynard James Keenan, taking the heat from fans during 13 year wait for the new album.

https://loudwire.com/tool-guitarist-anxiety-maynard-james-keenan-taking-blame-album-delay/?fbclid=IwAR1Sw4Has5uHGetrZvjZXGf8Y5gtooPpZRfckqUkqOCeWnJFhhQ-H1knkEU

With this single 13 years went by fast if there will be 6 or 7 more songs like this come August 30th.

Ah, life on the road!!!  Should have parked the “…van down by the river”

https://loudwire.com/police-called-metal-band-sitting-van-walmart-lot/?fbclid=IwAR0zFVJX7ziL28Cz4iup-yIVmN4VGQs9_FXUMnO-sovfQk4LEIrWIfhR34k

I’m anxious for the new “Alter Bridge” album!

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/myles_kennedy_explains_why_new_alter_bridge_album_is_different_reveals_most_difficult_thing_about_new_songs.html?fbclid=IwAR0vdkS5ulY7self-AVApgS4xePfOMTP-Xt6U8wJxOCVioaAjpL77QzRMhw

Rare Tom Petty performance!

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/tom-petty-american-girl-acoustic-bridge-school-1986-870996/?fbclid=IwAR0EGTWY7o3s2-NjFH3xa5Az4HhgKXFaeQaVtwkXHsAtGmRF1A6ZanqLeUA

How dare, an 8th grader draw a bands logo on his school book or use their lyrics in a report.  If he credited the lyrics, they have no case.  The logo can also be interpreted as advertising.  I like “Metallica” but this is beyond ridiculous!  I wrote “Barenaked Ladies” lyrics on my grade 10 notebook, lock me away & throw away the key.

https://thehardtimes.net/music/metallica-sues-8th-grader-over-hand-drawn-logo-on-notebook/?fbclid=IwAR2cYMRSy-f7JwJU5t1f3UJrBLtQNh2QVaCfK3JpPVSg8DA7cAmXCgz2Eck

All of us fans of “Tool” can now rejoice & worry no more for being criticized for listening to “Tool”.  Yep, there are people out there who don’t like them, no, I’m not one of them.

Why are we still waiting for a new “System of a Down” album?

 

BILLIE EILISH

I know very little about her.  Kim & I saw her perform on “Ellen”.  I haven’t bought her album yet, but I fully intend to.  I don’t stream music, however I’m streaming this one for now.

I’m hooked on her 2nd album “When we fall asleep, where do we all go?”  Not really full on pop music more like alternative pop or alternative.  No loud guitars or screaming.  More whispered melodies, it’s different, refreshing, & I just let it play on repeat.

 

2019   WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

When you’re a “Foo Fighters” nut like me & you see Dave Grohl in the audience of “The Ellen Degeneres Show” because he’s a fan of the musical guest, you know it will probably be great!

 

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

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die”, followed by “The Northern Pikes” the album “Snow in June”, & finally “Phillip Phillips” the album “Behind the Light”

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The extent of my week has been rather focused on my sciatic nerve.  I saw the chiropractor the other day and a message therapist Thursday evening.  It’s not perfect but it’s MUCH better than it was!  My chiropractor got the muscle to move quite a bit & at my message therapy appointment Thursday, she could tell.

It’s not perfect but more of a “Hope this can tide you over until the cortisone shot”?  It is really nice to have such little pain in my leg for the time being!  It still could be 5 weeks or so until an appointment can be made for my MRI.

 

“There’s no such thing as a stupid question”.  I’ve heard that many times over my 37 years & it’s always been true.  Never be afraid to ask anyone anything.  Obviously I need help from time to time.  Here’s an example; we were out for dinner a few weeks ago.  I had to use the washroom before we left the restaurant.  I asked where it was & I was on my way.  I got to the washroom & because I am still quite weak, the door felt as though it was 100lbs.  A waitress was walking by so I asked if she could help me with the door.  No problem!  Sure she’s half the size of me, but much stronger than I.

When I was discharged from the WRC, I could barely lift one of our dinner plates, now I lift 2 or 3 at a time when I’m emptying the dishwasher.  Things are getting back to “normal”.  The only thing is that “normal” looks a bit different than it used to.  There’s no point in me getting frustrated or angry about my situation.  What good will that do anyone?

After so much time with certain doctors I realized something.  I’m living on borrowed time.  These doctors deal with everybody’s medical issues every day, for the 15 minutes I’m there I might as well keep things light & not so serious.  When I show up we don’t need to be so serious & wonder what the next pill is I should ween off, let’s have some fun & forget about my cancer for a bit!  Can you imagine how a doctor of any kind can get stressed, let alone a doctor dealing with a cancer patient can get?!  I’m alive!  Don’t be so serious all of the time.  I’ll be serious when I ask for help with something & once it’s done, I shall return to being a nut job!  (Stick with my strength)

 

Article with “The Pretty Reckless”

https://www.grammypro.com/national/blogs/imperfections-make-it-perfect-pretty-reckless-talk-shop-songwriting-and-newest-album

 

Regina musician, Andy Shauf, on James Corden

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/andy-shauf-james-corden-late-late-show-1.4008103

 

Well they were stars in the………………………………………….1980s most of them

http://loudwire.com/hard-rock-metal-stars-in-the-80s-then-and-now/

 

I had issues with 3 movies I had bought from iTunes, so I called their help number & it was FANTASTIC!  I called the line for those with disabilities since I’m unable to get to the hardware needed & the assistance was great!

 

I came across this trailer, & I’m ready to “Geek Out”

 

New Chris Cornell song

http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-the-promise/

I can’t find it on iTunes but apparently it’s on a movie soundtrack of the same name?

 

Tickets here $60 festival kickoff in Burlington, Ontario with “The Offspring” & “Live” Saturday, June 10th.

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1445805

Yep, I’ve preformed this “Offspring” tune.

 

Pentatonix put a 6 song EP up for preorder today & this comes with the preorder

 

Check out these 25 musical guests on SNL over the years!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/saturday-night-live-rocks-25-greatest-musical-performances-w468638/simon-and-garfunkel-october-18th-1975-w471294

 

Songs I’ve played live.  I was never the head honcho in any band.  The 3 bands I was in were always 4 equal partners.  I just happened to be the singer.

 

 

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“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

WHAT THE FUDGE WAS THAT???????

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I’ll tell you exactly what that was.  Ryan Reynolds please take the microphone.  Substitute the word “cancer” for “election”

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

I exercised to “Genesis” their Greatest Hits.

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DISCLAIMER!!  I’M NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE CONSERNING POLITICS!!!!!  I’M THE LAST PERSON YOU WANT TO TALK TO REGARDING POLITICS.

 

To say I’m disappointed with the outcome of the election is not even close to how I feel.  I can’t change it or fix it.  This was a slam dunk for Hillary.  WWIII, it’s coming.  I’m more scared now than I’ve ever been.  Trump has been accused of sexual assault.  So has Bill Cosby.  I’d take Bill Cosby over Trump.  At least Bill Cosby gave us something, stand-up comedy, The Cosby Show, Kids say the Darndessed Things, &, Jell-O Pudding commercials.  What has Trump given you?  The Apprentice & a book.  I was nervous before, & now I’m terrified!  America just elected a terrorist as President.  Enjoy your 4 years of a worse George Bush Jr.!  I’ll be in my bomb shelter, see you in 4 years!  Even Stephen Colbert is close being speechless.

 

“I can’t believe the news today….”

I went out last night for a beer tasting.  I come home, try to relax, turn on the TV to see what I’d hoped to see, & drop my jaw that Trump is leading?  I changed the channel to see if anyone else is reporting the same stuff or if this was a mistake?  It wasn’t.  Watched some Netflix, Kim went to bed, I watched more election coverage, felt myself getting angry & went to bed.

 

I was watching TV after I posted my blog.  I was in the kitchen & heard an ad for “Tropical Orange Juice”.  I thought the ad was for “Trumpical Orange Juice” oh, did I have a good chuckle!  No wonder his complexion is orange!

 

Would you like the members of “In Flames” to hold your hand while listening to the new album on Friday?  Here’s a track by track guide.

http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-11-07/in-flames-track-by-track-guide-to-new-album-battles

 

“Big Wreck” Facebook page

“More new music coming soon” YAAAAAY!!!!

 

I love “The Big Bang Theory” but I’m not sure if this spin-off would work, why mess with the chemistry?  Remember when “FRIENDS” ended & the very short spin-off called “Joey” that didn’t end well?

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/big-bang-theory-sheldon-spin-off-1835508?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-8th-october-2016-08-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

With all of the material available it, could have been worse than it was for Taylor Swift.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-family-guy-mock-taylor-swift-new-episode-1835462?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-8th-october-2016-08-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/rob-scallon-most-brutal-breakdown/

 

I should have waited longer yesterday for this.  “Church Lady”/Dana Carvey’s take on the election.

 

I really like the first “Highly Suspect” album “Mister Asylum”.  Looking forward to the 2nd album which I have on pre-order on iTunes for November 18thLANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Rolling Stone article about the 45th President

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/donald-trump-elected-45th-president-of-the-united-states-w448971

 

Rockers react to the election outcome.  LANGUAGE in an article though.  Mike Portnoy, former drummer of Dream Theater, nails it.  “9/11 & 11/9 two most important days”

http://loudwire.com/donald-trump-elected-president-of-the-united-states-rockers-react/

 

You’ll notice that “Kid Rock” used Metallica’s music to the song “Sad but True”.  LANGUAGE!!!!

 

Exclusive web video from In Flames

http://www.overdrive.ie/exclusive-video-flames-talk-whiskey/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwvJaPaEieI

 

I’m so glad I beat cancer so I could watch Donald Trump make a mockery of the USAs democracy!

 

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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

COLD, WINDY & BLOWING SNOW!!!!! WELCOME TO SASKATCHEWAN!!!!

Today’s workout was brought to you by “U2” the album “Achtung Baby”

 

Tuesday’s Rock It Out Blog

 

Interview with “Clutch” singer Neil Fallon

 

Great! Maynard’s releasing new material with “Puscifer” yet no new material from “Tool” since 2006. “Tool” is known for taking around 4-6 years to create an album, but this is getting ridonculous! In all fairness to Maynard, he says he doesn’t write lyrics until he has the music.

http://loudwire.com/puscifer-the-remedy-exclusive-video-premiere/

 

Don’t get me wrong here I love “Muse” but I think they should focus more on finishing the current tour & heading back into the studio. My expectations were EXTREMELY high for this album.

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/89791?utm_campaign=nme-daily-18th-nov-18-11-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I don’t know much about “Bruce Springsteen” growing up, my father was a BIG fan of the “Born in the USA album. I like it too. Now “Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band” will be the musical guest on SNL for their Christmas show.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-band-tapped-for-snls-christmas-episode/

 

“Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats” different song inside the link!

http://www.npr.org/event/music/456206998/nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-tiny-desk-concert?autoplay=true

 

50 alternative albums you NEED to own on vinyl? I have some of them on CD, some I have no desire to hear, & some I’ve never heard of. A few of them have the potential to be absolute classic albums for me!

http://diffuser.fm/50-alternative-albums-to-own-on-vinyl/?fblw

 

“Finger Eleven” article

http://rockatnight.com/2015/11/finger-eleven-bring-their-fall-of-the-hammer-tour-to-hamiltons-molson-canadian-studio/

The more I listen to the new albums from “Finger Eleven”, “Trivium”, & “Lamb of God”, I tend to like them more each time & they started off being REALLY good!

 

Here’s a festival line up for next summer I assume in the USA. Nothing on the list I’d be heartbroken if I missed it.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/firefly-music-festival-reveals-2016-lineup/

 

I enjoy some Christmas music. Too early for me though. No snow on the ground yet. I think you can find this on one of “Pentatonix” Deluxe Christmas albums. They just added it.

 

“Eagles of Death Metal” on their show in Paris during the attacks

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/eagles-of-death-metal-break-silence-on-paris-terrorist-attack/

 

20 terrible debut albums by great artists

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-terrible-debut-albums-by-great-artists-20151118

I’d have to add “Muse’s” Showbiz album to that list.

 

I think I’d buy this album & never listen to it. Justin Bieber seems to have grown up (I don’t blame him for any “mistakes” he’s made, he grew up in the public eye) if I had grown up being that famous my screw ups would be magnified too. One of his songs that I’ve heard seems OK.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-justin-biebers-intimate-sorry-with-the-roots-20151118

 

Loving the solo album by Ian Fletcher Thornley also!!!

 

Fair enough. Wait……..who? Never heard of them?

 

Still 4+ days on Foo Fighters countdown clock. Album announcement? They said they had recorded 5 songs on tour I Austin. It’s gotta be that or Dave’s planning on breaking his other leg again?

http://lobby.foofighters.com/

 

Songs I like, “The Tragically Hip” I rarely listen to them. They’re a large piece of being Canadian. I have 4 of their albums on CD.

 

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

Bye,

Chris

WORLD OF CONFUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve bought 3 “Volbeat” albums on iTunes & never listen to them.

http://loudwire.com/volbeat-part-ways-bassist-anders-kjolholm/

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE! Haven’t watched the entire show yet.

Terrorist attack in Paris.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-paris-explosion-20151113

I guess it doesn’t matter where you live…………….no one’s truly “safe”! None of this was even thought of in the early 1990s, now there’s stuff like this all of the time. I don’t know when so many people snapped & thought killing people was cool?

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/foo-fighters-cancel-european-tour-following-paris-terrorist-attack/

“Eagles of Death Metal” lost their merchandise vendor, due to the attacks in Paris

http://loudwire.com/nick-alexander-eagles-of-death-metal-merch-guy-dies-paris-terrorist-attack/

I do music stuff, but let’s talk about whoever was responsible for the attacks in Paris. Does nobody have an inner voice of reason, or just voices in their head saying “Kill, hurt, destruct EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY”? Why do it in the first place?

They’re gonna kill hundreds of people & likely get caught or kill themselves? If they want to die, what good is it taking innocent people with you?

It feels now like I need to wear bullet proof everything before I leave my house? I was born in 1980, I’d never heard the words ISIS or Al Queda? Even my spell check doesn’t know the word “Queda”?!? This is one screwed up world! I’m not even safe in my own home? You stay in your country & do your thing, I’ll be here doing my thing. A Jihad/Holy War? This isn’t a “Holy War”? It’s just a stupid war that won’t solve anything you’ve set out to prove! Killing hundreds/thousands of innocent people is dumb & useless!

Saturday we spent the day with Corey & Jolene’s cute kiddo 2 year old Hannah! Paint, colouring, stickers, snack & a nap. Then baking cookies with “Auntie” Kim, followed by pizza for supper with Jolene here. The nap was for Hannah, not Kim or I. All I hear in my head now is Elmo’s voice.

More concert cancellations in France.

http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-papa-roach-motorhead-sunday-show-cancellations-france/

Even SNL weighed in on the attacks on Paris. This could become an every week opening at the rate this world is going? Sounds like a near future WW3 possibly in the near future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-saturday-night-lives-poignant-paris-cold-open-20151115#ixzz3rZTzM0k7

Muse tour dates including the typical Canadian tour, Toronto, Montreal, Québec (that’s new), & Vancouver. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Labrador, The Maritimes, & the Territories, meh. “We’ll hit 3 provinces & call it a World tour. Everybody else does it?”

http://muse.mu/tour-dates.htm?pg=1

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister singer) gets on stage with Barenaked Ladies to play Twisted Sister’s big hit. LANGUAGE AT THE START!!!

Songs I like, “Tom Petty”. Only one Greatest Hits album that I added a few songs to from a CD I had.

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Bye,

Chris