MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019 & A BREAKTHROUGH FOR ME

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I fell asleep to “Queen” the album “A Day at the Races”

I exercised to “Black Sabbath” the album “Heaven & Hell”

 

I had a list of albums that I grabbed this year, & it disappeared.  These are the albums of the year that stuck with me & are VERY memorable for me.  When I say “metal” do me a favour & don’t freak out about the vocals.  I don’t think I bought an album this year with ‘growling’ or ‘screaming’ on it.  A lot of metal vocalists are very well trained at their craft, even the ‘screamers’ out there.  It’s hard to do that.

I’m sure there were more albums that I bought, but these are the ones that caught my attention the most.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ARE JUST THE ALBUMS THAT I HEARD & LIKED.  FEEL FREE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON ANY MATTER HERE!

 

“Opeth” the album “In Cauda Venenum”

Yeah it’s a progressive rock/metal/soft-rock album from the Swedish group.

 

“P!nk” the album “Hurts 2B Human”

You know who she is more than likely.  I do like her previous release “Beautiful Trauma” a bit more, but there was nothing wrong with this one!

 

“Dream Theater” the album “Distance Over Time”

Progressive metal out of the USA, no this guy doesn’t growl or scream.  He’s a classically trained singer.  Usually someone says “metal” and everyone else freaks out about the vocals being scary.

 

“Alter Bridge” the album “Walk the Sky”

Based in Florida.  6th album & living in Western Canada, I’ll never see them live.  I think they’ve done the Montreal & Toronto tour twice since 2004.

 

“I Built the Sky” the album “The Zenith Rise”

Instrumental metal that REALLY shocked me, in a good way.  I’ve never heard anything like it and this is their 5th release.  I’ve got this album & I’d like to get 2 other albums by them.

 

“TOOL” the album “Fear Inoculum”

The only reason this wasn’t my favourite album of the year was that it’s just SO long.  “TOOL” is a band that you listen to & focus on nothing else, like most music is meant to be heard.  There are so many layers to this album & 6/10 songs are well over the 10 minute mark.  I’ve only had time to focus on it once.  It’s not an album full of singles either, it’s an album.  “Fear Inoculum” is roughly 7 minutes longer than their 1999 album “Lateralus”.  The difference is that “Lateralus” has 13 songs opposed to 10 on “Fear Inoculum”.  I can listen to 7 songs on “Lateralus”, come back later & listen to the rest.  I don’t like doing that with “Fear Inoculum”, I want to listen to it from start to finish with no separation.  I don’t have 1 ½ hours to focus on an album every week?

 

“In Flames” the album “I, The Mask”

Another Swedish metal band.  If you want to call these vocals “screamy” go ahead.  They’re called a “Swedish melodic death metal band” emphasis on the ‘melodic’ portion though.  He sings with an odd tone.

 

“Big Wreck” the album “…but for the sun”

I thought this was just my favourite “Big Wreck” album, turns out it’s one of my favourite albums of all time by a Canadian band not well known outside of Canada.  They’re a rock band & if you’ve never turned on a rock radio station in Canada or if you’ve lived under a rock since the late 1990s, you’ve never heard of them.

Honourable mentions. Billie Eilish’s “When we all fall asleep, where do we go?”, “Of Monsters & Men” the album “Fever Dream”, Mark Morton “Anesthetic”, & “Jimmy Eat World” the album “Surviving”.

As for future out of province concerts, I’m going to scale that WAY back.  Too much money I don’t have.  There had better be a show in Calgary, Alberta or Winnipeg, Manitoba & no more than 2 out of province shows a year, if that.  Hopefully there are more shows here in Regina or 2 ½ hours away in Saskatoon.  I’ll go to Moose Jaw (45 minutes away) if they ever get an act that intrigues me.

 

“Paramore” news…

YAY!

What else to expect in 2020?  Chevelle, Lamb of God, Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless, Stone Temple Pilots, Into Eternity, Third Ion, Foo Fighters, Evanescence, Testament, Trivium, and more?  Most of these are rumored releases.

 

HOLY SMOKES!!!!  “Stone Temple Pilots” already have a preorder for their acoustic album “Perdida” for full release on February 7th.

25th anniversary for “Foo Fighters” & from the looks of their Facebook page they’re recording or might have already?

Gave my guitars a good workout yesterday.  After 3 ½ months of 45 minutes to 3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week I’m pretty much back to where I was on guitar when I got sick.  6 Foo Fighters songs down, added in parts I’ve never attempted, very close on 2 Metallica songs, a few other simple songs down, new chords, a handful of other riffs too.  All rhythm & hooks, I’ve never played guitar solos.  Feels so gratifying!!!!!!!  I forgot how much I missed it!  You have no idea how happy I am with this!!!!!!  I was so happy I almost broke down with tears of joy!!!  Just a few seconds behind the real tempo but just a little more polishing to do.

I’ll figure out how to put some videos on here.  Something you should know first though.  I LOATHE photos, videos, and audio recordings of myself.  Take the amount you don’t like them of yourself and multiply that by 100,000,000,000 and you’ll be almost where I am.  It probably won’t happen often, especially since I don’t own a phone or any type of camera.

Well, exercise is done for the day so that means perfecting a few songs on the guitar until… “Star Wars” Episode 9 tonight with my pop!  He got me into this mess with VHS, now I’m getting us out of this mess at the theater!

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE/CHEVELLE

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Music throughout the weekend.  “The Watchmen”, “Tool”, “Coheed and Cambria”, “The Struts”, & “Smashing Pumpkins”

 

 

I could sit here & tell you about my weekend activities & I will, but first something out of the ordinary.  Kim & I watched the movie “Stronger” on Thursday evening.  The movie about Jeff Bauman who lost his legs during the explosion at the Boston Marathon.

I’m not comparing his injury to mine EVER.  He lost his legs, I still have mine.  While watching it, I realized how much a-like our emotions are/were.  How much I could relate to that movie on an emotional level.  I didn’t get all teary eyed watching it, it was more of a “Hey, I’ve felt the same way.”

 

Friday we ordered supper from “Brown’s Social House” it’s been a while since I’ve had fish & chips.  We watched the first episode of season 3 of “13 Reasons Why” on Netflix.  Meanwhile I’ve been trying to finish the 2nd season of “Mindhunter” on Netflix, I’m almost there I finished episode 7 so 3 more to go.  Kim doesn’t watch it, just me, much like “Criminal Minds”.

I think I figured out what caused me not to sleep well over the week?  I usually have 1-6 alcoholic beverages over the course of a weekend.  I didn’t have any, in the attempted to save some money & I just didn’t feel like any.  I never drink anything other than water, black coffee, & “Bubbly”.  Bubbly is my new favourite drink.  Carbonated water with natural fruit flavouring, which is a very small dose of the fruit.

Went to the Saskatchewan Roughriders game Saturday evening.  WOW penalties!  Time for our head coach, Craig Dickenson, to start handing out fines for each penalty.  Riders won against the Ottawa Red Blacks but it was ugly, far too many penalties!  Final score was Saskatchewan 40 Ottawa 18.  Terrible amount of Rider penalties & really stupid ones on top of that.  I never “BOO” the Riders at home but I was very close on Saturday!

Today we went to our friends’ place for a BBQ to welcome their exchange student from Spain.  Nice weather & just as we left it looked as though there might be a storm brewin’.  The wind picked up & the clouds got really dark!

 

Ozzy Osbourne to release 24 vinyl box set.

https://loudwire.com/ozzy-osbourne-vinyl-box-set-see-you-on-the-other-side/?fbclid=IwAR3V4k6omml0r4SQj51iVsPohOji76du9QpNE6OzBGoa2vzp-9Icxe3SC0U

Jeff Buckley was absolutely FANTASTIC & still is!

https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/08/the-opus-jeff-buckley-episode-1/?fbclid=IwAR0BQxUUGeiXlG21pU0WOwt0S2ffJ1ZrhZBIS_QvIcCajThKA8moW1GayCE

Bands that made 1 good album.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/19-bands-who-only-released-one-good-album/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR3JD_NjVY4C30NJPDIugwQ2P-OHHGkDNpYhxRUAgfpjcDcIHIrqNN3sJIE

So now the “Avengers” movies have to change the story line?  Really stupid after steering us in one direction only to pull us in a new one after “Spider-man Far From Home”

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/tom-holland-avengers-spider-man-split-marvel-cinematic-universe-876129/?fbclid=IwAR2XlgWwSFz2o7MYaQyaCNmZ2FWofooKz1QlHdrmqyqj1o2cIXeY56EHG3Q

Disney + streaming November 12th?  Looks good!

 

CHEVELLE

A metal/hard rock group from the USA.  Other than that I can tell you there are currently 4 members.  They sometimes get lumped in with acts like “Disturbed” & “5 Finger Death Punch”?  I can’t say I listen to either one.  I did listen to both in 2002 then stopped after each band released their 3rd album.  “Disturbed” is on me & “5 Finger Death Punch” is on my brother who saw them open for “Korn” likely a once in a lifetime chance for him to see them, even though neither one of us owns an album by “Korn”.

Anyways, “Chevelle” is the way to go if you ask me.  I’ve got 9 studio albums, one of B-Sides & rarities from late last year & another one coming soon this year or next.

 

1999   POINT #1

 

2002   WONDER WHAT’S NEXT

 

2004   THIS TYPE OF THINKING COULD DO US IN

 

2007   VENA SERA

 

2009   SCI-FI CRIMES

 

2011   HATS OFF TO THE BULL

 

2014   LA GARGOLA

 

2016   THE NORTH CORRIDOR

 

2018   12 BLOODY SPIES

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/TRIVIUM

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5 day exercise total; 200 pushups, 600 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 100 tricep lifts, 450  squats, 300 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Thursday.

I fell asleep to “Iommi” the album “Iommi”

I exercised to “Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway” the album “Dictator”

 

I look at this cancer garbage two ways.  I could sit here, do nothing & complain about having to fix myself or just do my exercises & shut up about it.  I choose the latter.  I can complain about very few other things.  Not the little things I blow out of proportion.  I’m pretty sure I just need to calm down & not try to change anyone.  I could offer a suggestion if they asked.  Other than that I should just email or message people on Facebook to see how they’re doing & reply politely to any question.

I need to stop telling people what to do, & let them live their own life as they choose to.  As I always say “The more I shut my yap & listen, the more I’ll know.”  On the other side of that, don’t ignore people either.  I have just over 300 Facebook friends, yet I talk to mostly the people I see most often through email.  I’m not saying they’re not great people, I’m just saying I don’t reach out to them as much as I should.

 

Is Tool’s guitarist teasing us with a new song?  Possibly, I’m guessing?

https://loudwire.com/tool-adam-jones-new-riff/?fbclid=IwAR3uu1mzRmLyi39rfazncGWNnM0dQJ0OjDDXKoxd7sK5Gq5NlNDt1KqMZxU

Too funny to not share!  For the majority.

Why?  Doesn’t the church believe in not using any type of medically proven anti-biotics?

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/scientology-cruise-ship-quarantine-measles-outbreak-830304/?fbclid=IwAR0HTYtvn1wsplq6qE_0UOCkVF2WNDKR-fAbJVpaS6WJWaTHOihXgWeL-Fg

Tool has joined streaming sites.  I don’t know if their older stuff is on there, but they have a profile on streaming sites, at least Spotify.  I’m not sure about other streaming sites?

Well this isn’t pleasant news for anyone, especially Star Wars fans!

https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/05/r-i-p-peter-mayhew/?fbclid=IwAR2Kt7u1a2MiAszjshjpialO9z09c14R8XNdHS9zXuZ-KKTKiuQzWxkY-o4

53 is a very young age to die.

https://thehardtimes.net/culture/stacys-mom-dead-at-53/?fbclid=IwAR22gvdrdb0791ma5iKiTsLCyYl1t8YI_mkAd00BsfRzWZADKEKFtyBHGmQ

Hozier covered Destiny’s Child?

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/hozier-cover-say-my-name-829977/?fbclid=IwAR3Cx2u_UlnBG5Ld5aoDbH8ntLTt–4ZzzA2EiUdDPtpZgQcyy8bSRBmod4

Saw “Avengers: Endgame” last night with my brother.  I’ve always leaned towards the DC comic movies with a dark tone, but I do like both.  It was AWESOME!  Lots of action, really good dialogue including humor.

 

TRIVIUM

My brother-in-law turned me on to this group.  He heard a single on Much Music’s show “LOUD”, a metal video show that was hanging on by a thread as Much Music began airing more teen television programing.  The singer/guitar player & group founder is about my brother’s age, in his early 30s.  They’ve released 8 studio albums, they’re a very talented band but not every album is a Jem.

In order of release “Ember to Inferno”, “Ascendancy”, “The Crusade”, “Shogun”, “In Waves”, “Vengeance Falls”, “Silence in the Snow”, & “The Sin & the Sentence”.  I’ll give you 2 songs from each of my 4 favourite albums.

 

2006   ASCENDANCY

 

2011   IN WAVES

 

2015   SILENCE IN THE SNOW

 

2017   THE SIN & THE SENTENCE

You probably don’t care for metal & that’s OK.  I’ve been trying to avoid it on here, but that’s what I listen to most of the time when Kim’s not here.  As for “Trivium” you may not like them but between singing & playing guitar, Matt Heafy makes the impossible look easy, much like James Hetfield of “Metallica”.

 

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MOVIES/WEEKEND UPDATE

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Music from this weekend!  “Coheed & Cambria”, “Boston”, “Big Wreck”, “The Struts”.

 

We left Saturday morning for Thanksgiving with Kim’s family.  I tried not to overeat, but Kim’s mom is a caterer/chef aka lots of sugary goodness!  We had Thanksgiving at her aunt’s place again this year Saturday for supper.  Went to Kim’s parents’ house that night.  First time I’ve been inside their house since 2007.  Brewster liked being there too!

We went back to Kim’s aunt’s place on Sunday, for some pie & other goodies.  Too much of a good thing (lots of sugar that my body isn’t used to, but I can’t complain)!  We drove back to Regina after visiting her aunt’s place.

Today I went to the Roughrider game to see the visiting Edmonton Eskimos against the home town Riders.  The Riders won……………….ugly though!  The final score was 17-12?

 

MOVIES

Yes, we have a large collection of blu-rays & DVDs here.  TV series & movies.  With all of the TV shows back on this fall, & nothing good on TV but “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on during the day, which I record & watch with Kim ASAP when she gets home.  It will take me 5 days to watch a movie.  Currently I just finished watching “Deadpool 2” for the 3rd time at home & 1 time in the theater.  I’ve watched more than a few movies multiple times.  Mostly cartoons & comedies.

 

Deadpool 2

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

 

Star Wars Episode 7 & 8

 

TROLLS

 

FINDING NEMO & FINDING DORY

Our blu-ray of the original “Deadpool” is currently lent to Sherry & James.  I’ve watched at least 15 times.

Many other movies & concert shows.

 

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/WOW MARVEL COMICS

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” their 2002 release “Songs for the Deaf” followed by “Trivium” the album “The Sin & the Sentence”

I exercised to “Bush” the album “Sixteen Stone” way back when they had to call themselves “Bush X” in Canada.  There was a Canadian called Bush, never heard them, my CD says “Bush X” released in 1994

500 crunches, 590 leg lifts, 700 pushups, 245 tricep pushups, 200 back flexes, & 240 squats.  That’s my week of exercising.

I figured out today how to do my exercises & not be completely exhausted after.  50 squats, 50 tricep pushups, 40 back flexes, 100 pushups, 100 crunches, 50 more pushups, & 130 leg lifts.

Thursday I was lacking energy & knew I wouldn’t make my totals after doing my squats.  I did everything just dialed the numbers back a bit.

In reference to Brewster’s teeth, he’ll be fine & it won’t cost nearly as much as I had anticipated.  That’s our kid, our little boy.  Might not make sense to some of you but you’d do the same for your human child I assume.  If there is something Kim or Brewster needs, consider it done, especially after what they’ve done for me!  When Kim looked at his teeth, I didn’t think twice “How soon can it happen?” Was the first thing I said & “What’s it going to cost?”

All of this exercising is almost too much for me.  I’m not stopping though.  The sets/numbers have gone up, which has made it more difficult.  I can do all of them, by the end I’m tired & seriously out of breath.  I roll over on my side or have some water as I try to catch my breath for a few minutes.  After that I roll up my exercise mat & carry on with whatever I can do around the house.  My exercise time is a minimum of 2 hours.  In the evenings, 3 days a week, I do some cardio.  Walking with my walker or riding a recumbent exercise bike.

The cardio I’ll tally it up at the end of the year or possibly in June & then the end of the year.

 

This looks like the year for Marvel to rake in a few billion dollars!

When you see me mention Deadpool, just always assume there will be language involved.

Deadpool 2 is locked & loaded for release on May 18th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Black Panther is set for release on February 16th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avengers: Infinity War also hits theaters this summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Venom hits theaters in October.

Ant man & The Wasp will be in theaters in July

 

Aquaman comes to theaters December 21st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Han Solo comes to theaters this summer.

 

Other than “Aquaman” & “Han Solo” looks like Marvel wants to get crazy rich this year.  I still have yet to see “Thor Ragnarok” & “The Justice League”.  Looks like I’ll be busy this year, baseball starting shortly, the CFL, these movies, working out, & some TV thrown into the mix.

Paramore, Nothing but Thieves, Fall Out Boy, Pink, & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds all seem to be getting a LOT of air time from me.

 

I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing at this.

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

 

This was/is absolutely ridiculous/stupid

This is cute & funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “System of a Down” the album “Steal This Album”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “In Your Honor” the rock album of the double album.

Busy morning CT scan at 9:30, I can’t eat until after the scan so Kim & I went for brunch after.  Went to Sportchek where Kim got me 2 pairs of shorts & new shoes/sneakers.  Everything was on sale & I found good shoes on the clearance shelf.  Then we got Brewster from my parents’ house.  The scan is just my routine scan before I see my Cancer Clinic doctor later on in the summer whenever that is?  We’ll call the shorts & shoes my anniversary gift.  Our 12th anniversary is on Sunday!

Exercise total for the week; 500 crunches, 250 leg lifts, 100 pushups.  So currently that’s; 100 crunches, 50 leg lifts, & 20 pushups a day.  I’ll up the numbers slowly to 1000 crunches every other day, then planking on the next day instead, 100 leg lifts, & hopefully 100 pushups a day.  No squats at least until I meet with the surgeon or after the surgery if I can get it.

I’ve been doing my exercise first thing in the morning all week, except on Monday when it was a sauna in here.  Sure it takes a while as I will increase the numbers.  I have the time though, more time than anyone with an 8 hour job 5 days a week, &/or kids to keep track of.

From Tuesday, February 5th 2008 – Thursday, July 26th 2012.  I missed EVERYTHING!  Not all that bad though.  All that mattered was me getting better.  Of course I missed everyone, friends & family.  Missing everything is probably why I saturate myself in pop culture?  That’s not real life all of the time though.  I like just hanging out with a small group of friends.  I can’t drive though, so sometimes/most times we invite people here.  Of course I clear it with Kim first.

That was a time when I had to be completely selfish & just focus on getting stronger & healthier.  All of that being said, it really does feel better to give than receive.  Wait……………I guess you all got me………………if you wanted or not.  Hahahahahaha!

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 

Immediately after I posted Wednesday’s blog “Paramore” released a 2nd video from their album “After Laughter” out on May 12th.   They even broke ‘Spotify’ for a bit on Wednesday.

 

YAY!  “Nothing but Thieves” have an album coming out in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first album was & is FANTASTIC!  It’s not a metal or hard rock album at all.  More like early Radiohead.

If you ask me, I’ll take their 2nd album, The Bends, over any of their other albums, & their 3rd album, OK Computer, is considered one of the most important alternative albums of all time!

 

Linkin Park announce North American tour.

http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-summer-2017-north-american-dates-machine-gun-kelly/

 

I wouldn’t expect a “Tool” album this year.  Good chance that there will be an “A Perfect Circle” album though.  I heard an interview with Maynard.  He basically said that he sees many road blocks for one band.  I’m guessing it’s Tool?  He didn’t want to name which band it was though.  In a different clip drummer, Danny Carey of Tool, laughed at the thought of a Tool album being released this year.  I hope A Perfect Circle doesn’t release something like the album of cover songs that sound dark & dreary & nothing that resembles the original versions.  Long audio interview!!!!!!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE IN THE INTERVIEW!  SKIP TO 40:00 FOR THE INFO!!!!!!!

LANGUAGE!!!!!  This is about his anger at God after his mother suffered a stroke.

 

Recall on Bombay gin.  Is this a bad thing?  If it’s got double the alcohol it’s like a 2 in 1!  Half a shot is good enough, it will last longer.  Or you’ll down it in two weekends & never drink gin again!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombay-sapphire-gin-recall-1.4097353

I like gin but I drink Tanqueray, the green bottle!  I can’t remember when the last time was that I had a drink?  Maybe a month ago?

 

Cool a Netflix Marvel character show!

 

How to clean your Keurig to keep going longer!

http://1krecipes.com/clean-your-keurig/

 

Between these 2 songs they’ve been viewed over 21,000,000 million times. This is as of Thursday afternoon.

“Hard Times” 19,800,344 times

“Told you so” 2,875,951 times

Is this 5th album going to make them a house hold name?

 

Another metal video shared by The Agonist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Green Day preform on James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-green-day-perform-raucous-still-breathing-on-corden-w480827

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE

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5:45 am on a Saturday I’m awake & I’ve had my breakfast.  I don’t even have a child!  My pinched nerve is driving me crazy.  I figured I’d let Kim & Brewster sleep instead of me flopping around trying to get comfortable & keeping them awake, I’ll probably hit the couch soon.  We stayed in Friday night & rented “Snowden” on iTunes.  Was it ever good!  All based on Edward Sowden who is turning 38 this year.  AWESOME movie!!!!!!!!!

Saturday was extremely uneventful couch & loveseat for us, nap day.  I did go walking with my walker until it hurt, I’m guessing 80-120 feet in total, just to get some movement around the pinched nerve.  Kim was impressed that she didn’t have to guide my walker, that’s a good thing!  It was a flat surface though, not like the small ups & downs in the parkade.

More walking today.  I was up to 800 meters before, with this pinched nerve it really starts to hurt quickly, so probably 80-120 feet again.  A day of taking down Christmas stuff, a little bit of walking, then the couch……………again!  Without a pinched nerve, nothing hurts & I can do 200-400 meters at a time, I just get tired & the quality of walking suffers.  I’ll sit for a couple of minutes, have some water & carry on for as long as I can.  At the moment, it’s all about moving the muscle & when it hurts I stop.

Is everybody out to bash the DC movies?  I guess it’s subjective, but I find them every bit as good as the Marvel movies, “Batman vs. Superman” is/was fantastic.  Not a kid’s comic book movie, it was very dark.  Suicide Squad wasn’t up to par. Good movie, subpar ending though.  If you don’t like what you’ve seen already, don’t watch it.  You aren’t being forced to watch the movies, but when they hit theaters they’re among the top grossing movies on opening weekend?

 

Walk off the Earth single/cover

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Mark Morton, of Lamb of God, is an EXTREMELY FANTASTIC guitar player.

http://geargods.net/the-gear-gods-excessive-nerd-shit-podcast/lamb-of-gods-mark-morton-on-the-gear-gods-excessive-nerd-sht-podcast-episode-6/

 

Deep Purple are suing over lost revenue.

http://loudwire.com/deep-purple-accountant-siphoned-5-million/

 

Where did Carey Fisher’s ashes end up?

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/carrie-fishers-ashes-placed-in-prozac-pill-urn-w459559

 

What’s your favourite rock album on the list?

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-rock-album-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

I’d have to go with the 4 that were on my year end list.  Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Sum 41, or Rob Zombie

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

After all is said & done, I’d have to go with Alter Bridge though.

 

I wasn’t a rock or metal of the ‘80s, I’m still not for the most part.

http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-1987/

Anthrax is the only 1 I listen to!  I’ve heard of some of the others, most of them aren’t on my radar.

 

10 bad songs by great bands.

http://loudwire.com/awful-songs-by-amazing-bands/

Until the recent Metallica, I’ve only enjoyed about 3 or 4 of their songs, the entire St. Anger album really displeased fans & most other people.

 

10 rock & metal bands that play odd instruments

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-bands-that-play-weird-instruments/

 

Pearl Jam shared it…….

 

I don’t really know about it, don’t really care about it, & it was probably in 2016?  That’s so last year.  Stop living in the past & let’s move on, deal?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-mariah-carey-blame-producers-for-new-years-eve-gaffe-w459626

 

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CHANGES (NOT ALWAYS A BAD THING.)

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I fell asleep to first “Candlebox” the album “Disappearing in Airports”, then “Bruno Mars” the album “24K Magic”

I’m just stretching still so this is what will/is playing in the house today “Metallica” & “Diemonds”

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I played baseball from 1984-1997.  When I watch baseball I understand what is going on in each players head.  Every player is considering what the pitch will be, the defense is thinking about what they’ll do when the ball is hit & where they need to be.  So I get that it’s boring for many people.  I admit I wasn’t the smartest player on the team but I tried to keep track of everything that was going on.  It’s a thinking game, then a quick reaction to what’s happening with every pitch.

I played on 2 teams in 1997 High School team & a city league team, mostly at 3B.  I couldn’t hit water if I fell out of a boat.  It’s reassuring to know what the coaches were thinking on my way to the ball park.  “Chris playing 3B batting 9th”.  Very good to know where I’d be for 98% of the time for 2 years.  I did throw my arm out the last year (1997).  When I saw that my boss at the Delta Hotel, & later on a paper supplier were looking for players on the company softball team.  I jumped at the chance to join.  I miss it, so I watch almost every Blue Jays game on TV.  If I don’t see the game because we’re out, I record it & if it’s done I’ll watch Blue Jays in :30.  If we’re going to my parents cabin for a few days or elsewhere I’ll record all of the Blue Jays in: 30 while we’re gone.

I miss being in a rock band also.  I’ve been in 2 or 3.  I was always the singer & rhythm guitar player.  I only sang because I was “The Best of what’s Around”.  I certainly don’t miss gathering my gear, every bass & guitar (3-7 of them), & taking them home at 2:00 am though.  Now I just listen to a TON of music.  Eventually I’ll be playing my guitar it just won’t be on a stage at a bar.

I’ll probably will never play catch again with any type of ball, let alone a baseball.  I’ll never play live music again either.  I can sit around here at some point though & play my guitar though!  Things changed immediately when I came out of a coma.  Maybe as much as everyone changes or maybe more?  Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing!  I highly suggest not changing anything because of cancer, cause WOW, that came out of nowhere for me…………………….BAZINGA!

Those were changes for me & it took me a while to get over the fact that I wouldn’t be able to do them.  I was in the Rehabilitation Center at the time so it took me maybe 2 or 3 years to get over it, but I did.  Along with figuring out how to do other things a different way.  The world doesn’t always change to fit your needs, you have to figure out how you’ll adapt to the world & keep up with everyone else.

 

The real story behind Stone Temple Pilots debut album “Core”, which will turn 25 this year, from guitarist Dean DeLeo

https://web.musicaficionado.com/main.html#!/article/the_real_story_behind_stps_core_by_joebosso

 

UGH, here you go Disturbed fans!

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-live-immortalized-video-reflect-2016-touring/

 

Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge/Slash/& a future solo album.

 

Carrie Fisher had signed on to do 2 more Star Wars movies Episodes 8 & 9.  What will change here?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/carrie-fisher-death-star-wars-1932593?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-4th-jan-2017-04-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Charles Manson has been moved from prison to a hospital at the age of 82.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/cult-leader-charles-manson-taken-from-prison-to-hospital-1934204?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-4th-jan-2017-04-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Line up for the Governors Ball Music Festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tool-chance-the-rapper-lorde-phoenix-lead-governors-ball-w458877

LANGUAGE THAT I’VE NEVER HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tool are headlining the festival you know…………………playing songs that are over 10 years old, since they haven’t released anything since 2006.

 

I didn’t see or hear about anything about this New Year fail, I didn’t watch the entire show, I just caught the last few minutes of it.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-colbert-spoof-mariah-careys-new-years-nightmare-w458884

 

Pentatonix are rocking the Billboard top 200!

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7640633/pentatonix-christmas-album-no-1-second-week-billboard-200-chart

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR…….8 YEARS CANCER FREE FOR ME!

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My sciatic nerve is driving me nuts.  I get up at 8:00 or 9:00am sit around in pain, watch TV, movies, Blu-rays, DVDs, listen to music, & read a bit.  When Kim comes home I’m bored.  I want to exercise & do something productive or just be a regular person for one day with a 9:00-5:00 job or 8:00-4:00 as it was.  Great I survived cancer aka I’m alive that’s the upside, I got really lucky & I don’t take that for granted.  A month & a half wasted because of a pinched nerve????????????????  Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The year sort of ended the same way it started in that more celebrities passed away?  Didn’t we start the year off with a steady week & a half with a celebrity passing away every day & a smattering of more throughout the year?  Prince, Lemmy, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, her mother Debbie Reynolds, etc.?

How rockers reacted to Carrie Fisher’s death, on twitter.

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-carrie-fisher-dead-at-60/

Other than being in almost constant pain for roughly a month & a half, my break over the holidays was nothing to complain about!  I got to see lots of family from out of town, Tim Wong, a lifetime friend Edmonton as well, Oh & Elka came from Edmonton too.  4 Christmas’s rolled into 9 days.  My family, Kim’s family, a visit with Tim, & a visit with Elka.

 

 

Oh I’m a big fan of his album “Chasing Yesterday” by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.  This should be great too!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/noel-gallagher-new-album-everything-you-need-to-know-1921270?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-22-december-2016-22-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Soundgarden shared it, & I love this song, not Johnny Cash’s lame cover of it…….

 

www.loudwire.com awards.  Vote for best video.  Slim pickins for me.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-video-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

I feel old, Hayley Williams, of Paramore turned 28 on December 27, 2016.

 

Another top 25 songs of 2016

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/features/top_25_songs_of_2016.html?no_takeover

I don’t know what it is about “Animals as Leaders” or “Gojira” but something just isn’t right for me?  Both groups are right on the edge for me?

 

Alter Bridge behind the song “You Will Be Remembered”.  With Mark Tremonti doing his solo project, & Myles Kennedy singing on Slash’s solo albums & now that Myles Kennedy has finished his solo album.  They make plans 3 years in advance once a recording or tour is done.

 

Best trash metal albums of the 1990s.  I wasn’t even into “grunge” at the time, so metal had no chance.  This should be news for me too.

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-1990s/

Took me a while but now I have & listen to Anthrax, Slayer, & Megadeth.

 

10 unforgettable Lemmy Kilmister moments.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/10-unforgettable-lemmy-kilmister-moments/

 

What albums can we expect to see in 2017 based on hard evidence?

 

Big Wreck already has a pre-order for February 3rd

Paramore has completed the recording process for their 5th studio album

I hear that Ed Sheeran has an album recorded & ready to go.

Royal Blood is still in the studio.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There’s a ton of rumours going around that we’ll hear a new Foo Fighters album

Soundgarden has plans to release a new album

System of a Down is getting together to write & possibly record if all goes well.

 

Possibly Canadian rockers “Econoline Crush” who have just signed a new contract with a new label who want a new album ASAP?

I’m positive there will be more coming down the pipe in 2017!

 

Lamb of God shared it…….

 

Metallica offer some footage from a few live shows.  POSSIBLE LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-official-video-footage-concert-downloads-los-angeles-oakland-shows-2017/

 

Remember JonBenet Ramsey?  Who was found dead & her brother didn’t seem to care at the time?  He seems to care about $750,000,000 now that the CBS documentary pointed that out.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/jonbenet-ramseys-brother-sues-cbs-for-750-million-over-doc-w458220

 

Randy Blythe of Lamb of God plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-gods-randy-blythe-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/

 

Lightsaber vigil for Carrie Fisher.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/see-star-wars-fans-hold-lightsaber-vigil-for-carrie-fisher-w458246

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/uO42z6dn-necgKPaX

Yes, I like the Star Wars franchise.  Forget “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” & “carry on…..”  I have yet to see “Rogue One” though

Play along to the rhythm part to this song & be royally annoying to my brother!!!

 

Loud Wire’s top 5 rock/metal albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/graham-top-5-rock-metal-albums-2016/

 

What the heck?  We almost lost Eddie Vedder & I missed it?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pearl-jam-donate-70000-to-man-who-saved-eddie-vedder-w458287

 

10 legendary bands without a platinum album.  I know why!  They’re all punk & metal groups aka all in very small niche markets, a TON of people don’t like this type of music.  I get it, I was exactly the same until the age of 18 or so.

http://loudwire.com/10-most-legendary-bands-without-platinum-album-in-u-s/

 

Here’s a more complete list of musicians we lost in 2016

http://loudwire.com/rockers-we-lost-in-2016-watch/

 

Misplays of the year Jose Bautista vs. Roughned Odor.  This was in May, 2nd Month of the season.

This was in October, in the playoffs.  BEST   SIGN   EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I did it.  I watched my first full game of NHL hockey on December 29th.  Since the most recent strike or lockout, I’ve not watched an entire period of one NHL game.  Probably portions of 7 periods of 7 games in 3 or 4 years.  I watched L.A. Kings vs. my second favourite team the Edmonton Oilers who won 3-1.  Hockey’s not the same as it used to be.  It’s still tough for me to sit through an entire NHL game.  I find the larger ice surface over sea in the Olympics or World Juniors to be a faster, wide open game.

 

I’m still not sold on this group.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-tops-hot-christian-songs-chart-first-time-feel-invincible/

 

Myles Kennedy & Mark Tremonti talk new album & the move to 7 string guitars.

NME’shttp://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/alter-bridge-talk-fresh-solos-and-the-move-to-seven-strings-for-the-last-hero-645929

 

No idea who these bands are, but it’s an interesting podcast to listen too on occasion.  It’s on every 2nd Thursday I believe?

http://loudwire.com/rumblings-from-the-underground-bethlehem-interview-maniacal-violator-blood-tyrant/

 

….and the hits just keep on coming??????????????????????

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/allan-williams-beatles-first-manager-dead-at-86-w458560

 

NME’s top 50 of the year.  I listened to 3 of them & they’re not bad, number 1 is a very good album!

http://www.nme.com/list/nme-best-albums-2016-1869261?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

They did have this on the list which is good also!

 

David Draiman didn’t completely ruin this but there will never be another legendary rock act like “Queen”

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-david-draiman-breaking-benjamin-queen-david-bowie-under-pressure/

 

I was never a diehard fan of Canada’s rock legends “The Tragically Hip”.  For me they were there, very good at what they do, I have 4 of their monstrous catalogue of albums & I listen to them on occasion.  The way they’ve had to end their career is terrible.  The lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Raw deal, bad news.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/george-stroumboulopouloss-love-letter-to-the-tragically-hip/article33447413/

^^This was written long before hurricane Katrina it was also banned from radio with respect to hurricane Katrina.

 

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THIS POST, THEN MY FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2016 & THEN I’M OFFLINE UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.

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What do I want for Christmas?  The relief of feeling OK without having this sciatic nerve pain.  I’ve had more than enough of this thing.  I get up & sometimes it’s this excruciating pain, & other times it’s as though it’s not there at all.  Pick one or the other please & just go with it.  The Jekyll & Hyde thing is not cool.  Be consistent please.  At least let me know what it’s going to feel like when I stand up?

 

I prefer an album that’s around 50 minutes long.  Eps just leave me wanting more.

http://loudwire.com/top-25-hard-rock-metal-eps/#photogallery-1=1

I do prefer the Tool EP MUCH more than their following full length album “Undertow”, I’m a rarity in this discussion though.

 

Walk off the Earth

 

Another http://www.loudwire.com award thing-a-me-jig.

http://loudwire.com/vote-rock-titan-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Third Ion live

 

Consequence of Sound’s Top 25 movies.  My 3 movies of the year are below.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/12/top-25-films-of-2016/

 

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

In my defense, I’m waiting for a handful of movies for Christmas.

 

Photos & video of Metallica show for charity

http://loudwire.com/metallica-fonda-theatre-los-angeles-photo-gallery/

 

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!  Holiday snack goes HORRIBLY wrong on TV.

http://mashable.com/2016/12/17/artichoke-dip-segment-global-news/#_iuaw9RNnmqT

 

Joe Walsh, Gary Clark Jr.  & Dave Grohl “While my guitar gently weeps” tribute to The Beatles.

http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-videos/dave-grohl-joe-walsh-and-gary-clark-jr-play-while-my-guitar-gently-weeps/30374

 

I think it was 60 questions?  I had to guess on 3 of them but still managed to get 100%.  How many of these bands can you get right?

http://stars.topix.com/quiz-result/17805?tr=quiz/quiz-result/17805////,1482249401,7lpqg2

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock albums of 2016

http://loudwire.com/best-rock-albums-2016/

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Denzel Washington & Jimmy Fallon dramatically read greeting cards

 

Pearl Jam finally made it….

“We are excited to announce Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Thank you so much to our fans for making this possible.”

 

Pentatonix on America’s Got Talent Christmas special.

 

33 hard rock & metal acts that www.loudwire.com thinks should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

http://loudwire.com/acts-who-deserve-to-be-in-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

2016 was a season to forget.  As a Rider season ticket holder, I’d much rather have a winning season rather than a thank you email after a 4 or 5 win season & a ticket hike.  Just a ridiculous season in the CFL in general.  The championship game, the Grey Cup didn’t even sell out this year in Toronto’s new stadium.

https://saskriders-holiday.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html

 

Soundgarden shared it…….

 

If Opeth is playing 3 full albums that would be an extremely long show!

http://highdemand.sydneyoperahouse.com/opeth_2017.html

 

What inspired Megadeth’s “Holy Wars”

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-ireland-holy-wars-epic-rock-tales/

 

Nice grab Kyla!!!

 

Don’t you just laugh when someone tries to look cool, & it just doesn’t go anywhere near what you were expecting!

http://loudwire.com/15-embarrassing-guitar-spin-fails/

And that’s why I have NEVER attempted a “guitar spin”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  If it goes wrong I look like an idiot that can’t afford a new guitar!  Instead of just an idiot!

 

Walk off the Earth shared it….

 

These typical “North American” tours should just be called “American tour with a couple of Canadian speed bumps”

Sat/Jan-21 – Mobile, AL

Sun/Jan-22 – Atlanta, GA

Tue/Jan-24 – Detroit, MI

Wed/Jan-25 – Chicago, IL

Fri/Jan-27 – Sioux City, IA

Sat/Jan-28 – Kansas City, MO

Tue/Jan-31 – Buffalo, NY

Wed/Feb-01- Toronto, ON

Fri/Feb-03 – Montreal, QUE

Sat/Feb-04 – Philadelphia, PA

Tue/Feb-07 – Boston, MA

Thu/Feb-09 – New York, NY

Fri/Feb-10 – Silver Springs, MD

Sun/Feb-12 – Raleigh, NC

Tue/Feb-14 – Houston, TX

Thu/Feb-16 -Las Vegas, NV

Sat/Feb-18 – Tempe, AZ

Sun/Feb-19 – Los Angeles, CA

Mon/Feb-20 -San Francisco, CA

Wed/Feb-22 – Seattle, WA

This is from a musical act I shall not name.

 

There will be a release from Royal Blood next year!!!  Their Facebook wall says “2017.”  With this video.

 

“Silent Night” by Chewbacca!

 

Pentatonix shared it….

 

Rolling Stone reader’s poll.  Top 10 movies of the year.  Look at what made the list despite bad reviews from everything/everyone but people on www.amazon.ca

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/lists/readers-poll-10-best-movies-of-2016-w457043

 

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Paul McCartney, & the cast of the animated movie “Sing”

 

Sounds as though Donald Trump’s inauguration could be rather quiet?  I think he should call Ted Nugent, he’d be there in seconds so would Kid Rock!  They’re both Trump supporters.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/donald-trump-turns-away-one-artists-will-perform-inauguration-1920247?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-21-dec-2016-21-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.

http://wrif.com/2016/12/21/alter-bridge-interview-myles-kennedy/

Myles is the guy in the audience.

 

Metallica’s 10 best riffs

http://loudwire.com/10-greatest-metallica-riffs/

 

November 1999 interview of Dave Grohl on Conan O’Brien.

 

New Nine Inch Nails tune.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-nine-inch-nails-explosive-new-song-burning-bright-w457444

 

I just saw that “Walk off the Earth” is playing on a cruise organized by “Sister Hazel”?????!!!!!!  I had no clue “Sister Hazel” was still active???!!!  I guess it’s mostly because that’s no longer my go to music style.

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres