WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALL ABOUT KIM

Sorry it’s late I had an appointment.

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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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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

I exercised to “Royal Blood” the brand new album “When did we get so dark?”

 

Yay it’s Friday & I’ve been waiting for it!  Sure I’m at home all day, but I exercise, take care of Brewster, have breakfast, watch minimal TV, shower, have lunch, write portions of this blog, practice guitar, & then I’ll hit the couch & listen to some music.  Then it’s 3:00 pm or so unless the dishwasher or hand washed dishes need to be tended to, or I need more fruit & veggie juice or I need to clean up something.  I’m usually out of bed by 8:30 am at the latest, I tend to go to bed around 11:00 pm.  Once I’m up it’s go, go, go, until everything I wanted to accomplish is done.

500 leg lifts, 200 pushups, 5 minutes of planking, yoga, 500 crunches & 100 back flexes this past week.

That’s 100 leg lifts, 40 pushups, 20 back flexes, 25 minutes of planking, 100 crunches & yoga 5 days a week.  First thing I do when I leave the bedroom, then breakfast & a shower.

Yes, those are my current goals.  I think they’ll stay at that limit for quite a while.  You know me though, I’ll likely push to raise some of the numbers sooner.

I used to be a decent swimmer.  I never took swimming lessons as a child.  My dad grew up playing water polo & swimming in the morning before class at the University.  He taught me how to swim.  My grandparents’ old condo had a swimming pool.  He taught me there & in the summer at the lake/cabin. My grandparents’ owned, built by my great grandfather.  I used to swim with no problems at all.  Now I wouldn’t get into a pool or lake without a life jacket on.

 

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Shooting at GOP gathering.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/congressman-shot-as-gunman-opens-fire-on-gop-gathering-w487952

 

Queens of the Stone Age’s website!  They’re teasing us with new FANTASTIC music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://qotsa.com/

“Villains” by Queens of the Stone Age out August 25th.  Pre-order now on iTunes

 

Ariana Grande is now an honorary citizen of Manchester.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ariana-grande-to-become-manchesters-first-honorary-citizen-w487951

Honestly I couldn’t give you a song of her’s.  I’m pretty sure a 37 year old, straight, white male isn’t in her demographic.

 

Jamie Foxx does LeBron James impression on Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/jamie-foxxs-lebron-james-impersonates-on-jimmy-kimmel-w488109

 

New video from ‘In Flames’

AWESOME SONG but “In Flames” didn’t cover it.

 

New studio video from ‘Stone Sour’

 

How old are you?  Have you ever head banged this hard to Metallica at a stop light?

 

Royal Blood’s Facebook page

“Pleased to announce we’ll be supporting Queens of the Stone Age in North America in September/October. Tickets on sale 22nd June.”

Only Canadian date is in Toronto in October.  I guess technically that makes it a North American tour.  Toronto, just over a 2 day drive away from Saskatchewan.  Musically, I should move to Toronto or Europe.  Many North American tours are 20+ shows in America w/ 3 Canadian dates, Montreal, Toronto, B.C., & sometimes Calgary depending on the popularity of the artist(s).  Although Tool, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Blue Rodeo, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Trivium, Lamb of God, Megadeth etc.  Have at least played Saskatoon and a few of those have made their way to Regina.

 

TONS of great music for me being released this year.  I adore the new Big Wreck album. But the Paramore album “After Laughter” is on heavy rotation on our stereo & my iPod.  It’s much more of a pop album than previous albums that were the typical pop/punk/distorted guitars.

 

Just checked the ol’ iPod for counts of play on it!

30 times listening to Big Wreck’s ‘Grace Street’ & Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

12 times for The Watchmen’s ‘Live & in Stereo’

The odd thing is I listen to our stereo more than my iPod!  I think I have a problem?

 

I’d sing & play these 2 songs at the band practices with my brother’s group!  He really doesn’t like these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch Fraser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Because we know Gene Simmons needs more money????????????????

http://loudwire.com/kiss-gene-simmons-seeks-trademark-rock-hand-gesture/

Wait for it………he’ll trademark air & water next at this rate!

 

Green Day albums ranked.  If it were me “American Idiot” would be a distant last place!

http://loudwire.com/green-day-albums-ranked/

 

I’ve listened to the new Royal Blood album a few times this morning & WOW, no sophomore slump in sight.  I’d say it’s even better than their first album & it’s phenomenal also.

 

I went to a friend’s house last night to see his new place.  Pretty sweet place.  His condo looks great, could be that I haven’t scratched up, or demolished his walls with my wheelchair….yet!

 

New Walk Off The Earth video

 

Barak Obama gives Jay Z songwriters Hall of Fame award

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/barack-obama-honors-jay-z-with-songwriters-hall-speech-w488293   Video inside the link

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

PRIDE & ENTITLEMENT

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album “Broken Machine” is out in September!

I exercised to “Alice in Chains” the album “Facelift”.  Alice in Chains were labeled as a metal group that gained success with the grunge movement.  If the media labeled them as metal, Soundgarden could easily been thrown into that mix.

Sunday ended with us having supper in Corey & Jolene’s back yard.  We were guinea pigs for the new smoker, we’re alive, the meat was tasty & safe!

I really had to check my pride at the door at WRC.  I’d have a bath once a week, every patient had a schedule for a bath once a week.  Complete strangers saw me naked, covered me up once I was on the gurney, take me to the bath, lower me into the bath & wash me or more often Kim would wash me.  It was awkward at first for me but I got over that pretty fast.

When I started this blog & acted like Trump or worse I thought I truly deserved something fantastic.  I beat a life threatening disease, & everyone was calling me a “Hero”.  I bought in to everybody’s hype & forgot how to remain humble.  What should I have done instead?  Remain humble, not let the hype get to me, & just be thankful to be alive, which is good enough for me!  Unfortunately I realized that later than I should have.  When I mess something up, I truly am my own worst enemy.

What made me think of entitlement?  There was a guy who was doing physiotherapy at the same time as I was with my occupational therapist.  He flipped out on the physiotherapist, started swearing at her, pointed to me and yelled “I WANT TO BE DOING WHAT HE’S DOING!” The next day when I had physiotherapy I apologized to my physiotherapist, telling her “Sorry you had to deal with that garbage yesterday”.  She replied “It comes with the territory”.  I told her “It shouldn’t though”.

I’ll admit that I had a rough day also.  I didn’t yell or swear at anyone.  I just said “No, not today!  I’m tired & I don’t feel like doing anything!”  I went for a short walk with my walker, Kim, & my physiotherapist.  I apologized the next day for my behavior.  My therapist said “That’s OK.  Everyone has a rough day once in a while”.  However you want to look at it, it’s not right!  What I should have said initially is “Sorry, I’m tired & I need a day off from therapy today.  Is it OK if I take today off?”

Guess who was sitting next to me in our (mom, dad, & I) Saskatchewan Roughrider season ticket seats?  The guy who flipped out that one day in therapy.  I don’t like what he did but, forgive & forget I guess, it’s done now.

 

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The countdown for the new Royal Blood album is out Thursday @ midnight eastern time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days

 

They’re both very HEAVY metal musicians, if this happens it could go either way for me.

http://loudwire.com/opeth-mikael-akerfeldt-may-start-project-with-devin-townsend/

 

So it’s Monday in the late morning & I just found out The Watchmen are co-headlining the Queen City Exhibition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WOOT WOOT

 

Finally “Despicable Me 3” in theaters June 30th.  I’ve been waiting for the release date to be announced!

 

I was emptying the dishwasher after my exercise & breakfast.  Then realized it has been a while since I’ve listened to this album……………..

 

So many people like to go on youtube or any type of social media & just drop a HUGE pile of crap on how much they dislike a movie, album, song, etc.  I’m guilty of doing that also.  OK, could you have done anything even remotely close to that?  Maybe, maybe not?  Until you can & have you might as well keep quiet.  When you do will your feelings be hurt if 2 out of 3 people just demolish your “art” on social media?  If you don’t like it, why are you even involved with anything to do with it?  Leave it alone & walk away or voice your opinion your own www.youtube.com channel dedicated to finding flaws in everything!  Most of us are old enough to make up our own mind!

 

I record & watch Jimmy Fallon & Conan the day after the late night showing.  I’m currently watching Jimmy Fallon.  Everybody rush out & get some “Tonight Dough” Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 100% of the proceeds go to child charity.  You can eat ice cream while helping out & say “I had to do it for the kids!”  Just like miracle treat day at Dairy Queen!

Oddly enough, I was listening to this “Fleetwood Mac” album on Monday!

 

I think “Queens of the Stone Age” will be releasing their album soon?  Their Facebook page is active lately?  It will be their follow up to “…Like Clockwork” & 7th studio album!

 

Ozzfest meets Knotfest.  Probably too much metal for me?

http://loudwire.com/ozzfest-meets-knotfest-return-2017/

I have no problem with Ozzy Osbourne, Slipknot are OK I just prefer Slipknot Light, Stone Sour!

 

Just to cool not to share!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The majority of metal fans are great people, just like every other community.  There’s a bad apple in every community.  Metal fans tend to get a “bad reputation.”

http://loudwire.com/reddit-metalhead-guitar-late-father/

 

It’s gay pride week so if you’re an #LGBTQ member in or out of the closet, I fully support you as long as you’re a kind person.  If someone picks on you or makes fun of you because of your sexuality, I hope you have the strength to brush it off.  There are many idiots out there, but there’s also many people like me who fully support you!  Please don’t live a lie about your sexuality “Be Yourself” & own it.

 

Again LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“If an asshole hates you, that’s a good thing” – Jesse Hughes singer of ‘The Eagles of Death Metal’

 

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Stay safe out there,

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

RELAX???  HOW DO YOU DO THAT???

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I fell asleep to “Fine Young Cannibals” the album “The Raw & The Cooked”

I exercised to “Muse” the album “Black Holes & Revelations”

Well the A/C died Sunday night.  Someone was here to look at it around 10 or 10:30 am Monday & got it going.  He says he’ll have to return & replace some stuff to our suite this week.  He’s going to speak with the building manager.  As for Monday, I don’t think it will cool down fast enough for me to exercise or do my full routine.

I got the entire exercise routine in!  It just took a while to cool down in here!

Kim & I plan to take a break this summer.  Last year she took some time off, & ended up working/preparing for a work thing.  I laid around on the couch.  We might take a week & go to the cabin or somewhere within driving distance, we can’t afford to fly anywhere.

What I’m worried about is that neither of us know how to really relax.  Especially me, I know I have a ton of things to work on ahead of me, yet I feel guilty when I’m not working on something & I’m somewhat limited as to what I can do in a wheelchair.

 

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How far along are Guns n’ Roses regarding writing new material?

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-assembling-ideas-possible-fifth-studio-album/

 

So, here’s what I know about Foo Fighters.  We’ve got this FANTASTIC single but no album even mentioned.  Last week or 2 weeks ago I saw a clip of them playing in Europe.   Dave Grohl said something about coming back in a few months, at the time I thought nothing of it.  After they released the single “Run” & that statement, there is a good chance there will be a new album from them this year!

 

At this point whatever happens between Russia & America will leave me uninterested.  Too much stuff flying around.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/megyn-kelly-lambasted-for-vladmir-putin-interview-w485852

 

Maynard James Keenan on Trump.  Then “Tool” played a new version of ‘Opiate’

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-trump-is-not-your-enemy-ignorance-is/

 

Smart move by Al Franken

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/al-franken-cancels-on-real-time-after-bill-mahers-slur-w485998

 

Top 90 Hard rock & metal albums of the 1990s

http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/

 

Interview (3 minutes) with 2 members of Alter Bridge

 

Bruce Dickinson/Iron Maiden on “Lunatic” world leaders

http://loudwire.com/iron-maiden-bruce-dickinson-lunatic-world-leaders/

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

 

Lamb of God interview from 2004, before they became HUGE in the metal scene. 9 minutes long.

 

10 best thrash metal albums of the 21st Century.  “Trash” another subgenres in metal?  WHY?

http://loudwire.com/best-thrash-metal-albums-21st-century/

 

Ed Sheeran on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-ed-sheeran-croon-recount-crazy-bieber-story-on-carpool-karaoke-w486221

 

Article with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy

http://loudwire.com/mike-portnoy-wont-revisit-dream-theater-shattered-fortress-closure/

 

Foo Fighters shared it…

 

The Watchmen “Live & in Stereo”, Paramore “After Laughter”, Foo Fighters single “Run”, Muse single “Dig Down”, Big Wreck “Grace Street”, & Lamb of God “Sturm Und Drang” are all ruling my iPod at the moment!  On June 16th I’ll get the new Royal Blood “How did we get so dark?” album then on June 30th I’ll get the new Stone Sour “Hydrograd”, & finally on September 8th I’ll get Nothing but Thieves new album “Broken Machine”

 

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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

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “In Waves”

I exercised to “Paramore” the first album “All We Know is Falling”

 

4 days of exercise remember.  Planking, 120 pushups, 200 leg lifts & 40 back flexes over 4 days

Planking, 50 leg lifts, 30 pushups, & 10 back flexes every day.  I get up when Kim wakes me up & leaves for work.  I put on my exercise clothes, exercise, have breakfast (Hardboiled egg, 2 Rice Cakes, Fruit juice I’ve made for the week in our Vitamix, black coffee, & a water bottle with me all day).  Then I clean myself up for the day & put on respectful/appropriate clothing for the day, yes, shorts are appropriate for winter!

This seems like a very small amount of exercise to me.  I’ll ad some yoga to this next week &/or ad some pushups.  I’m just not satisfied with my exercise routine at the moment, I want more!  I expect more from myself.  There’s always somebody doing better at anything.

Is this how you survive surviving cancer?  I’m making it up as I go.  I’m able to help out around the house more, that’s a good thing!  I have to get Kim to show me how to use our stove from the future again.  Buttons on a black surface?  It might as well be in a different language?

When I was in the WRC they had me in music therapy.  I wrote lyrics for a song that I was supposed to play guitar on, possibly do the entire song with supervision of my music therapist.  To this day, I can’t flash between any type of guitar chords.  Might take me a while, yes it is frustrating.  My brain knows what to do, my left hand strongly disagrees.

I was in a severe depression at the time.  Just balling 10-20 times a day.  I started crying during one of my music therapy sessions.  My therapist asked if she should give Kim & I a minute.  I told her “no”.  I didn’t need to hide it.  She asked what I did to get over one of those moments.  I simply said “I hug my wife & it goes away”

 

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I’m so sick of hearing about another terrorist attack & more senseless acts of violence.  Don’t ask me why, but when I heard about the bombing in Manchester, I got very angry inside.  It’s just so stupid!  Here’s U2 on Jimmy Kimmel with their take on the situation.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/u2-on-manchester-attack-terrorists-hate-everything-we-love-w483946

 

I bought the Linkin Park album last Friday.  It’s not your regular Linkin Park album.  I don’t hear it as an album full of singles though.  It’s 10 songs that need to be heard 1 through 10.  Very mellow album.  The 2nd track is pretty much a straight up rap song, the majority of the album is Chester Bennington singing over delicate tracks.  If you’re looking for the typical Linkin Park album with him screaming the lyrics at you, you won’t find it here.

MINIMAL LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Long article/review of Alter Bridge live

http://thepopbreak.com/2017/05/24/alter-bridge-live-2017/

 

If you think for one second that any band or musician is creating music for the fans, sorry but you’re dead wrong.  If you’re not happy at your job would you do it?  I highly doubt it.  A band or musician will create the music they want to.  If you like it great!  If you don’t, get over it & move on.

 

“Broken Social Scene” recruit “Johnny Marr” for Manchester show 1 day after the bombing.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/broken-social-scene-recruit-johnny-marr-for-manchester-show-w483967

 

Security practices after Manchester bombing.

http://loudwire.com/festival-promoter-security-practices-manchester-bombing/

 

Paramore’s performance on James Corden!

 

I had to share this with you since I forgot how much I like it.  My exercise music Thursday morning.  “Kyuss” the album “Blues for the Red Sun”.  This is the band bass player Nick Oliveri, & guitarist/singer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age started!  Foo Fighters’ song “Outside” is based on Kyuss having to play outside in the middle of the desert since they refused to turn their instruments down.

These songs, ‘Outside’ & ‘No One Knows’ might not exist without Kyuss?

 

I don’t think most concert goers even care about extra security, security workers are seen but don’t usually factor in to the overall experience unless you’re doing something wrong.  The only interaction I’ve experienced with any security is a pat down & “Please take your cell phone back to your vehicle if it can take photos or videos”.  Yes, I had a flip phone in 2007.

http://clrvynt.com/concert-security-manchester-tragedy/

 

Behind the cameras recording the Muse video

 

At the moment “In Flames” & “Linkin Park” are under fire from fans about not being as heavy a previous albums.  Would you like Metallica if they just made the “Black” album & “Master of Puppets” forever?  Linkin Park already made “Hybrid Theory” & In Flames already made “The Jester Race”.  Look at those albums & say “Been there, done that”!  There’s no need to lash out to them on social media!  They’re making music they want to make, if you don’t like it, move on.  No the albums aren’t as heavy as past efforts.  They’re still good albums to other fans though.

 

Yay, System of a Down!!!!!!!!  15 songs written AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

If there’s still the possibility of System of a Down, Queens of the Stone Age, & A Perfect Circle releasing new music, this could be a FANTASTIC year in rock & metal music!

 

In Flames shared it…….

 

I don’t think or know of any metal fans that have had this problem but people just assume you’re rude, atheist, music snob, drug users, etc.  The metal fans I know are cool, nice & unassuming.  I like metal but it certainly isn’t the only type of music I listen to.

 

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour speaks about being sexually assaulted at the age of 10.

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-sexually-assaulted-age-10/

 

How Paul McCartney’s dad inspired The Beatles “When I’m 64”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/beatles-sgt-pepper-at-50-inside-when-im-sixty-four-w483670

 

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

HIGH SCHOOL

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the recently released album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” the self-titled album

 

I’m 37 now, high school was a loooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.  Next year, I graduated 20 years ago.  High school isn’t something I think of very often since it was so long ago.  It was very much a clique situation.  I wasn’t a jock, “cool kid”, a part of any labeled group.  I hung out with Timothy Wong, Jonny Amore & Guy McWatt.  When I wasn’t with them, Timothy Wong & I hung out with Faye Wallenberg & Jan Wagner.  Both of those groups were pretty much unlabeled from what I know.  My high school was ENORMOUS!  I think my graduating class of 1998 was 240+?  I know for sure it was over 200 people.  I played in the school band, quit that & joined the choir.  Choir stuck as an extra-curricular activity, then I auditioned for the schools Chamber Choir, I made it!  I never expected to be on the list but I was beyond surprised!  The music program was very well regarded, one of the best in Western Canada, how did I fit into that?

In grade 11 (1997) I figured I’d try out for the baseball team, I made that too!  Another thing that I was shocked with!  I was seriously lacking in self-confidence.  I figured eventually “What’s the worst that can happen?  I might as well give it a shot.”  Achieving those 2 things were both pretty cool to me.

That was the last year I played baseball.  Playing 3B on a city league team & my high school team, I ended up throwing my arm out.  It just ached all of the time.  As much as I would have liked to play the next year, I knew I was done, just when I got really good at striking out VERY consistently.  I had one single in my last 2 seasons!  My batting average must have been .008 over the last 2 years, that’s not a good average at all.  A decent average for a 3B is around .260 or more.  I played baseball from the age of 4 – 17 so 1984-1997.  By 1996 the pitching was too fast for me, good thing I knew how to field decently to play every day.

Those were my 2 hobbies.  That’s why I watch as much baseball as possible & know a bit about music.  I may listen to rock & metal quite a bit but I’m not against orchestral music or listening to one of the many Harry Connick Jr. albums I own.

I can’t tell you where this all comes from.  I come in here, in front of my computron & just write verbal diarrhea.  Whatever pops out.  Stream of consciousness, like one of my favourite books “The Catcher in the Rye”.  I haven’t read that in years.

 

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

 

Since the release of “After Laughter” by “Paramore”, I’ve been on an intense Paramore kick, with all 5 of their albums.  This new one sounds completely different & there’s definitely a “Blondie” influence.  I’ve never been hooked on Blondie though.

Just wanted to show that I’m not the only one who hears a “Blondie” influence.

I went to see “The Proclaimers” last year at the casino.  I remember sitting there thinking to myself “I’m probably the only one here wearing a ‘Lamb of God’ T-Shirt that will be back here in 2 days to see ‘I Mother Earth”

 

With the Manchester bombing & all of the other garbage happening in this world, I’m thankful to wake up the next day, especially with Trump steering, arguably, the most powerful country on earth!  My thoughts go out to those in Manchester who went out to unwind & have a good time.

The world is a VERY UGLY place right now!  It’s only going to get better if we all work together.  Seems like there is hatred around every corner now.  Remember how some little picture said it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 10 or fewer to smile?  I say “Smile & Wave” more at people instead of frowning & shuffling on.  It’s an ugly “dirty world” out there, do what you can to help out someone, it doesn’t have to be a HUGE gesture.  Help an elder cross the street?

I feel sorry for the younger generation that will inherit this mess we’ve collectively screwed up.  At least we get a mood booster from Ellen Degeneres weekly!

 

Rockers react to the attack in Manchester

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-manchester-concert-bombing/

I totally agree with Randy Blythe, of Lamb of God! “..the human race must do better than this..”

I’m not against any religion or atheist, believe in whatever you choose or don’t believe at all.  What religious book are they reading?  What ‘God’ would tell followers to kill others?  Why do others have to conform to the same religion as the EXTREMISTS do?  Why aren’t the other religious followers of the same religion doing what the extremists are doing?

I’m not trying to take this latest attack lightly.  If you think about it ISIS are like the carnival game whack-a-mole. They pop up, mess with your day, and go back into hiding before you can get them.  Why?  Because members of ISIS know they did something wrong!
 

New ‘Stone Sour’ video!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album out June 30th

 

Apple Music playlist of recent rock releases.  I’ve got both “Highly Suspect” albums & a few on preorder at the moment.  “Stone Sour”, “Royal Blood”, & “Nothing but Thieves”.  I really like the “Muse” single as well.  I bought the single & attached it to my favourite Muse album or else I’d never listen to it as a standalone single.

http://mixing.io/playlist/apple-music-rock-the-a-list-rock

 

Why so that there are more people to witness and be injured in a terrorist attack?  You need to think a step ahead of ISIS!  I don’t see adding more troops/security/police doing much unless they know what to look for.  Until our protectors change the game & get ahead, the same thing will continue to happen.   I’m not trying to say they aren’t doing as much as possible at the moment, but whoever they are, it’s time to change their/our approach.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/uks-may-sends-military-to-concerts-sports-events-w483933

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-security-ireland/

 

Busy day, lots to do here.  Not much time for the computron or interweb today.  I’ll be on here later.  Mostly I’ll be watching the Blue Jay game today!

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

I KNOW MY BODY & IT’S LIMITATIONS!  MY BACK IS FINE

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Reroute to Remain” followed by “Dream Theater” the album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings”

I exercised to “Halestorm” the 3 Eps of cover songs on shuffle.

 

12 years of marriage flew by pretty fast, despite the 4.5 year pause.  I must be doing something right, she’s still here…………………….maybe it’s Brewster?  We started dating in April 4th 2002.  We went to Boston Pizza for lunch, she had lasagna I had a buffalo chicken sandwich.  We met at SIAST.  We were very casual friends from my start date of September 2001 until we started dating in 2002.

Woke up Monday at 7:00 am, came into the living room & turned on the lights.  Went to the kitchen & filled Brewster’s food & water bowls.  I thought to myself “Hey it’s pretty cool in here, with a window open & a small fan running all night!”  Then I looked at the thermostat.  Sad state of affairs when +25 Celcius feels cool to you!

As of Tuesday, the A/C is fixed.  No more ‘hot exercise’!  I’m the annoying person that can’t stand the heat!  If it’s hot outside it’s likely hotter in here if the A/C isn’t working, and I’m waiting for clouds & a polar vortex.

I know what my body can & can’t do & more.  My back was sore for quite a while because of the squats & my wheelchair cushion was over inflated or completely flat.  This wasn’t my first time at this rodeo.  Even in Wascana my occupational therapist had to re-inflate my seat.  I know the crunches weren’t the reason as much as I know the chemicals at work caused my cancer!  When someone tells me I can’t or shouldn’t do something that just makes me want to prove that person wrong!  But I’ll listen.  Thanks for the advice those of you who offered it!  I haven’t been planking yet, figure a week of crunches followed by a week of planking?

 

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Rock & metal musicians playing with fire!

http://loudwire.com/10-rock-metal-artists-playing-with-fire/

Take away all of the fire/pyrotechnics, the light show, & the fog machine or dry ice.  Is it still worth what you paid for it?  We all know that at the point of purchasing the ticket that other than the music, you didn’t know if the special effects would be there?

When I go to a show, I go for live music.  Honestly I couldn’t care less about the extra fluff!

 

10 awesome albums with awful art work!

http://loudwire.com/awesome-albums-awful-artwork/

 

June 30th I believe

 

Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

25 bad albums by 25 awesome bands.

http://loudwire.com/worst-albums-legendary-bands/

 

Drummer Steven Adler on what it’s like being behind the drum kit with Guns n’ Roses

http://loudwire.com/steven-adler-guns-n-roses-reunion-literally-second-dream-come-true/

 

34 years ago Metallica entered the studio to record the album “Kill ‘em All”

http://loudwire.com/metallica-enter-studio-record-kill-em-all-anniversary/

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres