WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MORE OF MY CLASSIC ALBUMS

MONDAY IS A CANADIAN HOLIDAY!  IT’S EITHER NOVEMBER 11TH OR THE FOLLOWING WORK DAY AFTER!  I’LL CATCH YOU MONDAY.

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch”, “The Tragically Hip” the album “Trouble at the Hen House”, “Led Zeppelin” the album “Physical Graffiti”, & finally “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised in silence today.  I’ve been having issues with my iTunes library, but may have it fixed today, I hope.  The guy I’ve been dealing with in the Apple customer service is FANTASTIC!  I’ve never been this impressed by any customer service person!  I’ve been working with him & the engineers at Apple for about a month.  He’ll call me out of the blue just to let me know he’s still working on my case.

 

500 pushups, 500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 200 back flexes, 100 triceps pushups.  I achieved all of my exercise goals this week.  That always puts a smile on my face!

I could use a smile this week.  I’m getting stronger physically, which means I’m able to help out around the house more.  Kim is working herself way too hard, work & exercise for her boxing charity.  I try to get as much as possible done before she gets home, dishes, dishwasher, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Trying to do regular stuff at top speed gets me extremely stressed out!  By 3:00 pm I’m very hot/sweaty & tired.  I can’t tell you why or what I’m stressing out about, but I am.  Mostly it feels like there isn’t enough time in the day.

The reason I’m in a wheelchair is because I cannot walk without something to hold on to.  My legs work, I can get into our walk in shower after I carry my shower seat in there, I can walk with a chest high walker, I can reach the top shelf of our pantry by using the door frame to stand up, etc.  Our place has grab bars in each bathroom, & I have transfer polls I use to sit on the couch & to get into bed.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or just because I’m doing more stuff now that I’m able to?

November 11th is Remembrance Day in Canada.  A day when we take a moment to honour, thank, & remember previous veterans & current soldiers keeping us safe.  I think this year is what us forgotten Canadians really need!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO KEEP US SAFE & THANK YOU TO THE VETERANS & THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES KEEPING US SAFE!

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This type of thing should happen at every public event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can’t tell you how onboard I am with this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/60-people-thrown-out-of-a-perfect-circle-show-for-violating-no-photos-policy

Right at the door someone should send anyone with a cell phone back to their vehicle.  It happened to me years ago, & made total sense!  I had it turned off anyways.  You have to turn it off in a movie theater, why not a concert.  Have some self-control.  Take a picture & a video of your favourite song, then put your phone away.  If you can’t do that, leave it in your vehicle or at home.

 

No, I don’t listen to Marilyn Manson, but he makes a valid point here.

 

Paramore is actually selling cassettes online, odd.

https://store.warnermusic.ca/collections/paramore/products/after-laughter-cassette?variant=43380864844

 

When the Toronto Blue Jays start spring training I have a wish list for the team.  3 new everyday outfielders, new everyday short stop, and possible new 2nd baseman.  1st base, 3rd base, & DH can & should remain the same.  Biagini, Osuna, Tepera, & Ramirez all in the bullpen with others.  Estrada, Stroman, Sanchez, & Happ as starting pitchers.  If all of this is possible that would be great!  Any of the new players should have speed, bat left handed, & have a good batting average & on base percentage.  Mr. Atkins & Mr. Shapiro, please don’t put the fans through another 2017?

When Corey McDonald started SIAST shortly after me.  He showed me the path to what is now my favourite “Soundgarden” album “Badmotorfinger”.  I pulled out the “Superunknown” album, & Corey asked if I had heard “Badmotorfinger”, I hadn’t, so he lent it to me the next day.  Since then that album it’s my go to “Soundgarden” album.

 

After hearing that album once, I was hooked & bought it ASAP.  Corey then opened my eyes to “Pantera” & I got hooked on “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

This was in the early 2000s.  I started SIAST in September of 2001, my 2nd week was when 9/11 happened.

 

I’m not crazy, someone else just praised “Batman vs. Superman”!  Others have seen “Justice League” & found it to be the best movie in the DC universe!

I have “Thor Ragnarok”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars VIII” to see.  I see good times ahead!

 

Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!  This is MY dark side of Rush.  Foo Fighters & audience fan.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALL ABOUT KIM

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I fell asleep to “Soundgarden” the album “Superunknown”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the new album “How Did We Get So Dark?”

 

Only 4 days, Kim took the day off, so did I!

160 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, some yoga.  Numbers stayed the same this week.  100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 20 back flexes, 40 pushups, 5 minutes of planking & random amounts of yoga first thing every day!

Why am I still alive after stage 4 brain cancer?  Family, friends but mostly Kim.  She’s been my rock/island whatever Simon & Garfunkel were singing about?

I would have literally died.  She learned how to administer my TPN (food & water IV).  She did that, so we could go to the lake, sleep at home, go out to a few concerts, etc.  She came to every appointment with me!  She’d push my wheelchair until I was strong enough to do it myself, she would give me my pills at night or get a nurse to do so when I was too weak to push my call button.  She argued with the hospitals to sleep on a cot beside my bed at each hospital I was in, & would write updates on how I was doing in a Facebook group of 500 people!  She was truly “The Nurse Who Loved Me”

Would I change anything?  Maybe the cancer part of my life or my attitude towards the end of it all, but nothing else comes to mind.

I asked Kim if she’d like to go see “Wonder Woman” in the theater.  She said “Why do we need to go to the theater?  I’m right here!”  Well played Kim, well played!

Routine annual cancer check up at the cancer center.  Saw the doctor that routinely tells me to lose weight.  Instead of just calling me fat once this year, she told me 3 times that I should “lose weight”.  After the appointment we went out for lunch, I had fish tacos, I think they’re my new favourite food!  I hope it’s relatively healthy?  It’s not like I eat much unhealthy food or drink heavily, oh well,

 

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LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Highly Suspect shared their video…..

 

Didn’t take him long to realize he was totally wrong!

 

This won’t end well?  Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour vocals) vs. (Chad Kroeger Nickelback vocals).  All I have to say is, “Nickelback is diverse?  What did I miss?”  No doubt they’re doing well for themselves.  When you listen to Nickelback, AC/DC, or Motorhead, you know what you’re getting, I’m always up for some Motorhead!

 

It’s only June 23rd & it’s been a great year in music for me.  Big Wreck, The Watchmen, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, Ascot Royals, Paramore, Royal Blood, & these 4 albums yet to be released but I have them preordered!  I’ll have these by the end of September!  Most recent concert was Big Wreck w/ Ascot Royals opening.  FANTASTIC SHOW!

 

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the album “Divide”

I exercised to “Halflives” the album “Empty Rooms”

Kim & I binge watched the first 5 episodes of “The Ranch” on Netflix Sunday night.  I love that show!  They swear, they drink, & they’re ranchers in their spare time.  We watched the other 5 episodes on Tuesday night, now we wait until next summer to binge watch the 4th season.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

YAY, back to working out on Monday.  I was so comfortable in bed, I stayed there until I had to go to the washroom, so until 8:00 am.

When I stopped using a catheter in the WRC, I was terrified that I’d pee in my sleep.  Thankfully that wasn’t an issue at all.  Me with a condom catheter is a different story.  The most unreliable catheter ever, they’d leak or just randomly fall off, they were awful!

My wheelchair is in as of Monday morning to be fixed.  Left break doesn’t do anything, I can do FANTASTIC right turns, & both of my arm rests are unattached!  I have a rental chair which is taller.  I almost can’t touch the ground.  The repair is free, but it’s $35 a day for the rental.

 

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Just finished deleting stuff from my iTunes & iPod that I don’t listen to on Sunday.  The self-titled “Nothing but Thieves” is the most played album on my iPod at 50 plays!

Alter Bridge’s “The Last Hero” wasn’t far behind at 40 plays & the 2 Diemonds albums are in the upper 30s for the amount of times played.  I’m not a fan of GNR, if you are, I highly recommend “Diemonds”!

 

 

I just can’t get enough of the new ‘Paramore’ album.  Here they are playing “Hard Times” on air in the live lounge on Beats radio 1.

 

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) interview on Beats radio 1.  Part 1 is 12 minutes long.

Part 2 of the interview is not available at the moment.

 

I don’t feel in any way that we’re entitled, as fans, to have a new Tool album as Maynard has previously stated.  I do feel as though, when Tool knows, we should know if they’re just going to tour & not record an album or if there is new recorded material on the way.  Until I hear whatever they plan to do, I don’t need to go to a show of theirs.  I saw them 3 times on the last tour in Edmonton, Saskatoon, & Regina.

 

I had a cell phone for like a year or 8 months, a flip phone in 2007.  I’ll admit that I taught myself guitar mostly on the internet.  I learned to read tablature on guitar.  I can’t read music despite my early, grade 1 & 2 in elementary school, taking piano lessons.  Playing in the school band for 4 years, then joining the choir for 2.5 years.  I’ve never had a formal guitar lesson.  I also didn’t have the distraction of a cell phone.  I don’t think I’ll need one.  If I’m at home, I have a land line & if I’m out I’m with someone who has a cell phone.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

BIG, HUGE, FOO FIGHTERS NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With 3 new songs all over www.youtube.com we all had a hunch there was an album or EP on the way.

 

The album I fell asleep to Monday night.  And here on Tuesday ‘In Flames’ shares it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Racism is still everywhere.  Disgusting, woman flips out since there is no “white doctor” at the clinic?  Lady pull your head out of your @$$ or get a “white doctor” to help you!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/white-doctor-video-mississauga-1.4168199

Chris Cornell’s daughter writes a Father’s Day letter to him on his Facebook account.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornells-daughter-pens-poignant-fathers-day-note-w488849

 

I’m going to put on my general manager hat for a second & pretend I know what the Toronto Blue Jays should do either at the end of July or in the off season.  1.  Trade Troy Tulowitzki for high end prospects & hand the short stop duties to Ryan Goins.  2.  Trade Jose Bautista for high end prospects give Dwight Smith Jr. or Dalton Pompei the outfielder spot after spring training.  3.  If they really want to, trade Russell Martin & give Luke Maile the starting catcher job while bringing up Ohlman to back him up.  I just traded $58,000,000 worth of older, right handed players while really spending only $20,000,000 on players already within the organization.  2 of the replacement players are left handed, & the catcher is younger as are the other 2.  Now all you need is to find teams that are willing to trade for older players!

 

I’ll be back later time for some “Royal Blood” & breakfast.

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Neil Young” his “Greatest Hits”

I exercised to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

 

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, planking, yoga, & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, planking, & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

On Thursday the planking & yoga did not happen.  I wasn’t able to have a nap on Wednesday when I woke up at 4:00 am tossed & turned until 5:00 am then got up.  I was over tired.  I slept in on Thursday, woke up & stayed in bed until 10:00 am.  I was very tired still & just said no to the planking & yoga.

As much as I don’t consider myself as physically handicapped, I’m reminded that I am physically handicapped every day.  “Wait, I have to get into my wheelchair to do anything” is my first thought every day.  I’m lucky though.  I can stand as long as I can hold onto something & put away dishes in the upper cupboards, I can go to the washroom as long as there is a handicap stall, my voice is getting better, it’s not great but it has definitely improved.  I do practice my guitar once a day for about ½ an hour.  I’ll likely never drive again, no biggie!  I don’t want cancer to define me even though it will be a part of my life, likely, until I die many years down the road.

The best part about having had cancer is that I don’t fear death like I used to.  I don’t welcome it, but I don’t fear it.  Now I’m “Satisfied” with my exercise, for a bit anyways.

 

Thursday evening at the moment.  To say I’m in a bad mood would be a HUGE understatement.  We lived in our first house built in 1955, new mid-efficiency furnace.  The pilot light went out once.  We moved to this condo on December 18th 2013.  Brand new place, we were one of the first 6 suites to move in.  The hallway is always cold!  Our suite is another story, we’re calling, again, for the A/C to be fixed.  It was +35 Celcius today, it’s 7:10 pm & it’s +26 degrees Celcius in here.  This will be the 7th time we’ve had to call about the A/C for our suite.  If you’re cold in the winter, come on over it’s probably beach weather here.

(+26 Celcius = 78.8 Fahrenheit, +35 Celcius = 96 Fahrenheit)

I can’t turn on the A/C in the winter & I’m not allowed to put tinfoil on the windows.  It has to be +15 Celcius outside for me to turn on the A/C. When it’s almost +30 Celcius inside, I don’t care what the temperature is outside.  Yes, we face south and get the sun all day every day.  I loathe the heat.  Why am I sweating at this time of day sitting on the couch watching TV?  This is likely the 7th time we’ve called in 4 years.  That’s likely an under estimated guess.

Well look at that, Kim woke me up before she left for work & had the A/C on.  The plumber came to look at it anyways & will come back next week to check on it.

 

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Let me get this straight, & I’m not defending Kathy Griffin in any way.  She posts a photo of Donald Trump’s severed head & we all know it’s fake.  Trump says “She should be ashamed”, true, that was in very poor taste.  HBO airs a TV series, Game of Thrones, full of rape & multiple severed heads of kings.  Sure HBO tells you it’s full of R-Rated stuff, so they’re OK.  Did any political debate have a warning if Trump was involved in the debates last year?  I didn’t watch them all, but the ones I watched had no warnings?  Would anybody want to have their kid looking up to the current president as an idol?  For me they’re both wrong for what they’ve done.  It’s out there now.

I’m assuming the link below will not work by the time I post this.  All I can say about the situation is, Trump blurted things out on the campaign debates.  Kathy Griffin had time to think about what she was doing, it was pre-meditated.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/kathy-griffin-apologizes-for-graphic-anti-trump-photo-shoot-w485108

 

I hear racism is very common in sports between fans & athletes still.  WHY?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/lebron-james-home-hit-with-racist-graffiti-w485083

 

18 years ago on May 31st In Flames released the album ‘Colony’!  I didn’t get into them until I saw them live in Saskatoon 11 years ago, yes I’ve got all of their albums & DVDs now.

 

Members of ‘Sevendust’, ‘Alter Bridge’, & ‘Tremonti’ gather to create the band ‘Projected’.  I guess they have some albums out on iTunes one from 2011 & 2012, as well as a single from 2011 & 2014.

 

Don’t most people of my generation miss Chris Cornell?  My favourite album from them is easily “Badmotorfinger”.  Thanks Corey McDonald!

 

‘Tool’ play “Eulogy” live for the first time in 16 years.  Is that when the last album was released?………………………………………………………………………..OH, that was in 2006.

http://loudwire.com/tool-perform-eulogy-first-time-16-years-maynard-james-keenan-message-to-snowflakes/

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!  NEW FOO FIGHTERS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Video directed by Dave Grohl

 

Every born child deserves a chance to live a full life!!!!!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/3v3o5ew

 

Jeff Ament, Pearl Jam bassist, can say this since Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam singer & songwriter, is from California!

http://loudwire.com/pearl-jam-jeff-ament-chris-cornell-greatest-songwriter-seattle/

 

The Blue Jays were thinking about trying to get this guy in the offseason.  Like the Baltimore Orioles fans don’t want/like José Bautista, I don’t want/like Bryce Harper & to get him would cost WAY TOO MUCH!  Like $30,000,000 a year too much!

Revenge for something that happened 2.5 years ago!  Good grief!  GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!! 

 

It’s a very short description behind each song on this Beatles album known as Sgt. Pepper’s

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-the-story-behind-every-song-w485196

 

Long article with the director of “Wonder Woman”

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/features/wonder-woman-director-we-need-a-new-kind-of-hero-w485183

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/ex42pgCD-necgKPaX

 

New song from the upcoming Stone Sour album out on June 30th

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL & GRADUATION

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I fell asleep to “The Tea Party” the album “Transmission” followed by “Matthew Good Band” the album “The Audio of Being”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “Albatross”

 

Exercise total for the week.

Planking random times up to 5 minutes, 150 pushups, 50 back flexes, & 250 leg lifts.  That’s 30 pushups, planking, 10 back flexes, & 50 leg lifts a day.  Next week I’ll do crunches instead of planking, I’ll alternate them each week.

I get up & exercise immediately just so it’s done & I’ve got the rest of the day to do what I can around here.

 

High school & SIAST graduations.  I didn’t want any part of either one.  I didn’t fight it if I remember correctly because I knew what the response would be!  “You’ll regret it if you don’t go” guess what?  I regret that I went to either.  My high school graduation date was a friend I had known since elementary school.  Figured I should go with someone I’d known for a long time, Shannon Pigotthue.  It’s not her fault that I didn’t enjoy my high school graduation!  I just wanted to get out of there as fast as I could.  If you see my grade 12 year book, I have the largest toothy grin you’ve ever seen at our after grad party.

My SIAST graduation wasn’t bad it was just incredibly long.  It wasn’t just a graduation for those in the same program as myself, it was the entire technical school/college!  It felt like it was 6 hours long!!!

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I wasn’t & I’m still not a fan of these albums.  I didn’t grow up listening to metal or hard rock.

http://loudwire.com/best-hard-rock-albums-1987/#photogallery-1=11

 

How The Beatles helped out their friend Ringo Starr

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-beatles-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends-w482062

 

See what producer Butch Vig had to deal with while producing the album “Wasting Light” at Dave Grohl’s house!

 

Quite shocking Thursday morning to turn on my computer to see Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, & Audioslave dead at the age of 52???????????????????

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/chris-cornell-dead-1.4120964

 

New Muse video!!!!!!  Sorry Muse, I don’t buy singles, just albums!

 

Paramore performed on Jimmy Kimmel live Wednesday night

And “Ain’t it fun” from their previous album

 

Chris Cornell’s final performance with Soundgarden in Detroit hours before his death.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-chris-cornells-final-performance-hours-before-death-w482903

R.I.P. Chris Cornell, thanks for the music you’ve left behind for us!

Oh my, another suicide???!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgardens-chris-cornell-dead-at-52-w482882

 

So when is it OK to show emotion in professional sports?  Almost every football player spikes the ball or celebrates a touchdown in some manner, & everyone’s OK with that.  1992 Roberto Alomar hits a homerun against Oakland in the playoffs.  Alomar puts both hands up in the air to celebrate, everyone’s OK with that. 1992 World Series, Roberto Alomar & Kelly Gruber come in to score ahead of whoever hit a homerun.  As Alomar comes down the 3B line to score, he copies the Atlanta Braves tomahawk motion, in Atlanta, nobody had a problem with it.  This upset’s the Atlanta Braves?  Again in 1992 Kelly Gruber catches a foul ball to end the game & does the tomahawk motion, that’s fine.  For 2 seconds, everybody put on their big boy pants & think about how much this doesn’t matter.  When he reached home plate he realized how dumb it was since the Blue Jays were still losing by 5 or 6 runs.  Are athletes not supposed to show emotion?  Football players do, so do hockey players when a goal is scored, heck soccer players rip their jersey off.  Is this that big of a problem?  Are baseball players supposed to be robots?  Is there something in the rule book that says do not show any emotion?

Sorry, couldn’t find the clip of Alomar scoring while doing the tomahawk chop.  Whatever homophobic slur Kevin Pillar (CF) yelled at the opposing pitcher after Pillar struck out, The Blue Jays organization went to task ASAP.  They suspended Pillar with no pay for 2 games, Thursday & Friday.  Pillar was part of a press conference where he apologized for what he said after the general manager flew to Atlanta & spoke first.  The Blue Jays will donate his 2 day salary to a charity.  I’m not a fan of the way he apologized, he seemed to make himself as the victim.

 

The new album from Linkin Park is out today!!!!!  Judging by the released singles, it sounds like a good album to relax to.  Quite mellow, in a good way!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Pretty subjective I’d say!

http://loudwire.com/top-11-bands-whose-debut-album-is-their-best/

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

This is Big Wreck’s new radio single!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Catch you on Monday!  Long weekend in Canada!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

THERAPY

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I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Sacrament”, followed by “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Into Eternity” the album “Buried in Oblivion”

I vaguely remember moving from the Pasqua hospital to WRC.  I didn’t understand why I had to move?  I was doing some light physiotherapy at the Pasqua.  I was very unclear as to why I was moving?  When I started my physio, occupational, & exercise therapy, I understood why the move was necessary.  I didn’t know at first, then I realized the focus was on therapy as well as being able to receive the medication I needed.

I had all of my family & friends come to see me within the first 2 years, 2008 & 2009.  Some I hadn’t seen for a while & some that I’d see daily from work.  Even my employer was calling my parents daily to get an update!

I was still in the Pasqua hospital for my 29th birthday in January of 2009.  I heard there were roughly 70 people there.  Mom made a huge amount of chili for everyone & Grandma made a couple of cakes for everyone.  I couldn’t really drink any type of liquid but know alcohol was not allowed.  I think there was a choice of pop & juice?

 

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Here’s what Dave Grohl thought of the Metallica vs. Napster argument back in 2000 or 2001.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This was on TV before Trump, it may not be the greatest country in the world, but it is the most powerful………………& Trump is running it?

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Dude’s reaction to songs by Soundgarden & Foo Fighters.  This guy doesn’t seem to be able to review a song without swearing!

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I don’t know of any person who love’s metal only.  Surprisingly metal fans seem to like many different types of music.  I can’t listen to loud guitars, big drums, & someone screaming or singing really high & loud all of the time.

 

U2 performs “Mothers of the Disappeared” with Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) & Mumford & Sons in Seattle.

http://loudwire.com/eddie-vedder-u2-mothers-of-the-disappeared-seattle-concert/

 

Singer, Taylor Momsen, of The Pretty Reckless discusses new radio single in lengthy article.

http://m.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/music/taylor-momsen-discusses-new-radio-single-back-to-the-river/article/492607#ixzz4hAwz2oI6

 

In Flames shared it….

 

Lengthy article regarding the Beatles’ album “Sgt.  Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/beatles-sgt-pepper-at-50-what-inspired-the-title-track-w482061

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/qo9JtBjW-necgKPaX

 

Metallica played on Stephen Colbert.  Had I known you would have as well.

http://loudwire.com/metallica-now-that-were-dead-the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/

 

I’m not a fan of “Disturbed”, not for the last 16 years anyways.  This is full of excessive LANGUAGE I like that he called someone out that was texting on a cell phone during a live show though!  Put your phone away, or yes whoever is on stage has the right to stop the show & play on their phone too!  Glad you paid $100 to watch someone use a cell phone on stage now?

If I was on stage & saw someone using their cell phone for anything other than an emergency, I’d just stand there & wait until they were done.  Reason 2083 for me not owning a cell phone!

 

New Royal Blood video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Randy Blythe article on metal bands’ platform.

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-randy-blythe-impossible-this-point-fix-political-social-divisiveness-interview/

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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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