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I fell asleep to “Kelly Clarkson” here new album “Meaning of Life”, followed by “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”, & finally “Royal Blood” the album “How did We Get so Dark?”

I exercised to “Foo Fighters” 60 B-Sides on shuffle.

 

Sorry this is a little bit later than usual.  Got up early, exercised, had breakfast, showered & had a funeral to attend.  Rachel’s grandfather passed away (Mitch’s girlfriend).

 

400 crunches, 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 160 back flexes, 80 triceps pushups.

I woke up late on Thursday, & decided I really didn’t feel like exercising.  I woke up & then just stayed in bed for too long, keeping warm under the blankets.  Which means, I’ll be very busy today.  So there are the numbers for the week.

Those numbers are underwhelming for me.  I always expect more from myself.  I’m “my own worst enemy”.

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

I’ve never done that before except once when I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  Kim forced me to go to occupational therapy.  I had little to no desire to do anything that day.  I got to the therapy room & just said “No” to the questions as to what I wanted to do that day.  My physical therapist came out & fired some suggestions to me.  After far too long she asked if I’d go for a walk with my walker.  I went for a very short walk.  Instead of a 45 minute therapy session, I had a 10 minute session.  The very next day I immediately apologized to them both.  I didn’t raise my voice or swear at either of them, I apologized for being so incredibly stubborn.

 

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

 

Hmmm?  A bass player from Marilyn Manson’s band accused of rape.  Who saw that coming?  I believe, don’t quote me on this, Marilyn Manson was accused of sexual misconduct years ago during a show.  No, I don’t listen to him.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/twiggy-ramirez-issues-statement-following-rape-accusation-w510245

 

I don’t care what a singer looks like!  I’m only going to see them in the odd video or in concert if it’s near me!  Do they sound good?  That’s all I really care about.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kelly-clarkson-i-wanted-to-kill-myself-when-really-skinny-w509945

Kelly Clarkson has released her album today.  The 2nd season of “Stranger Things” hits Netflix today as well.

 

LINKIN PARK

 

The latest release from Linkin Park is a total 180 from their earlier albums.  It got a lot of backlash from people saying it’s terrible.  I don’t think it’s terrible but it’s VERY different from previous releases, so much that I don’t consider it a Linkin Park album.  Here’s some popular/previous songs!

 

Now a few songs from their latest release “One More Light”

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

Here’s their carpool karaoke filmed 6 days before Chester Bennington’s (singer) suicide.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms”

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Bedbugs”

Below is my favourite song from this album

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 40 pushups, & 20 back flexes/day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 160 pushups, & 80 back flexes over the course of 4 days

I figured Kim’s got Friday booked off, then I’ll take a day off too.  I started back doing my exercises & found out my cold wasn’t gone yet.  I did the maximum repetitions for 4/6 exercises.  I guess that’s what I’ll do this week?  I’m pretty much making my own rules as I go, I guess?  Monday-Thursday this week.  It’s summer time & there are many people coming & going this year.  Honestly we have no plans set in stone for the rest of the summer or fall, other than Saskatchewan Roughrider home games that I go to with my parents.

Timothy Wong was here over the weekend, nice to see him & his daughter briefly at the football game, his son Nicholas was guarding the seats.

We’d like to spend some time at my family cabin, don’t know when that’ll be though?  Other than that, I’m not sure what we’ll be up to this summer?

 

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Sorry, some Toronto Blue Jay talk for a bit.  All of the MLB stops as of this Monday for the All-Star break.  The trade deadline is 12:00 noon eastern time.  The Blue Jays are in last place in their division of 5 teams at 41W-47L.  Each team plays 162 games a year, so there is lots of baseball to go!  This is when the trade rumours start.  What do I want the Jays to do?  Trade a lot of the team, or stay the course, either way.  Please stop lying to fans who don’t know any better aka all of the fans that jumped on the bandwagon in 2015.

Doesn’t matter to me if you’re a bandwagon jumper or not.  Compare the Blue Jays today to the Blue Jays of 2015.  Pretty much the same team other than Left Field & First Base/DH.  So the 2015 team didn’t win a World Series & now you basically have the same players, just 2 years older.  You’ve got a messy platoon in LF & 1B/DH is putting up better numbers than Encarnacion did in 2015.  1B Justin Smoak has 23 Home Runs, 56 Runs Batted In, & a batting average of .294.  IMPRESSIVE to say the least.  At the designated hitters spot is Kendrys Morales who’s stats are 16HR, 48RBI, & an average of .252.  The player the Jays lost in the off season has very similar numbers compared to those of Kendrys Morales.

In my eyes the 2 new front office guys who came in during the off season of 2015-2016 should stop giving fans a false sense of the team being OK.  When they first came to Toronto, they said they wanted/needed to get younger & more left handed players.  OK, sooooooooooooooo………………………where did they pencil that into their schedule?  They currently have the oldest average age of players on their roster!

 

The Philosopher Kings were supposed to tour across Canada last year, they cancelled the tour saying they were going to record instead.  What was released last week?  A 4 song EP of songs from the first 3 albums.  REALLY???  I’d rather see them live than have a 4 song EP of stuff I own.

 

Josh Homme, singer of Queens of the Stone Age, video interview on the album “Villains” to be released August 25th

 

My wardrobe is mostly made up of T-Shirts I’ve bought at concerts or bands that I listen to but don’t have the cash to fly to Europe & see live.  You can take this article either way.  Personally, I don’t really care, on the flip side of that, I will ask you what your favourite album or song is from the band that is represented on your shirt.

http://loudwire.com/opinion-stop-making-metal-a-fashion-statement/

 

Hahahaha!  The Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street!  Hahahahahaha!

 

REALLY?  Get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That album came out in 1997.  He’s holding on to a grudge from 20 years ago if this is real.  It becomes more difficult to get over the longer you hold on to it, let it go!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/foo-fighters-former-drummer-mad-dave-grohl-the-colour-and-the-shape/

 

Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix October 27th

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stranger-things-season-two-release-date-announced-w491701

 

So Stone Sour debuted on the Billboard 200 at 8, while Nickelback debuted at 5.  I guess their argument worked for both of them.

http://loudwire.com/stone-sours-hydrograd-disc-debuts-at-no-8-on-billboard-200-album-chart/

Kim was out Tuesday night, I watched “Suicide Squad” the extended cut.  I guess I’m the odd one out?  “Wonder Woman” was good other than it was set in a historical event, that was what irked me about it!  “Batman vs. Superman” I liked, “Man of Steel” was……………….meh OK.  “Wonder Woman” was good but it bothered me that it was during a historical event.

 

The “In Flames” album I fell asleep to, is the album where 75% of their fan base started complaining that they weren’t heavy enough to be considered a metal band.  OK, what are they then.  That album would NOT be played on the Regina rock station.  I like that & many more of their albums.  Maybe people don’t see it as metal, & that’s fine with me.  It doesn’t HAVE to be metal in order to be good.

 

Nickelback fan?  Meet other Nickelback fans!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-fans-why-they-love-the-band/

 

Why was Kim Kardashian wearing a “Morbid Angel” shirt?  It was either comfortable or she must be a fan?

http://loudwire.com/kim-kardashian-morbid-angel-sweater/

It’s a band shirt, “Morbid Angle” just got some promotion that probably is being sent outside of their demographic.

 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Canadian rock lately, as well as the newer albums I’ve purchased.  Mostly “Royal Blood” & “The Matthew Good Band”

 

Would I go to my 20th high school reunion?  Nah, I was there, I know what went on, I’m good.

 

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Yep, I had my 2nd physiotherapy session in 3 weeks last night.  He basically gave me a few more stretches to add to the ones he gave me the first time.  Nothing too strenuous.  I was actually doing more of some of the older ones, & totally forgot about 2 older ones.  I moved the papers he gave me so I’d remember them!  They helped quite a bit this morning.  My sciatic nerve pain is slowly going away!

When I go to almost any treatment, even in the hospital, I try/tried to keep things up beat.  Kim takes the brunt of it.  Needles don’t bother me one bit.  When I have a blood test before a cat-scan & whoever is taking my blood, pulls out the needle, I ask Kim “Would you just hold me please?”  Doesn’t work at all, but the 3 of us are always laughing.

When I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center, I think there was a small opening on my chest by my collarbone?  There was a black goo coming out of it.  Kim got one of my nurses to check it out.  It was dead/rotten blood.  It didn’t hurt, I just thought it was cool.  When I said that, only I laughed.  I love it when a joke bombs & there’s an awkward silence!  Do I laugh, encourage him, is he done?

Life changed instantly for myself & a TON of other people.  What did Kim & I do?  With a lot of support we just addressed what we needed to!  It took me longer obviously.  I don’t necessarily like where I’m at personally.  At least I’m alive to work on things!

 

I fell asleep to “Taylor Swift” the album “1989”, woke up early listened to “Sum 41” the album

“13 Voices”, then “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “….like clockwork”

I exercised to “Iommi” the album you can’t find anywhere which I bought the day it was released.  Each song has a different singer on it.  Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Ozzy, Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins), Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), etc.

 

I get it.  Superhero movies & TV series are everywhere.  You’ve got “The Avengers” & all of the spinoff movies.  Now we have “The Justice League” along with other spinoffs.  “The X-men” movies, “Star Trek” movies, the revitalized “Star Wars” franchise with new spinoffs.  As for TV we got “Supergirl”, “The Flash”, “Gotham” & “Arrow”.  I like the majority of them, I totally see the reasoning of others who don’t like them.  It’s a lot of stuff people aren’t into, so your hands are tied if you want to watch a movie.  Whatever other movie you choose to see had better be mind-blowingly AWESOME!  Since you probably don’t have a variety of movies to choose from?

Kim’s not really a fan either.  She doesn’t mind the “Marvel”/”Avenger” movies though.  I’m all in for the “Marvel”, “Justice League”, & “Star Wars” movies.  Along with “Supergirl”, “Gotham”, & “The Flash” TV series.  I’m good but I know others that are not on the wagon for this stuff.

Am I a Star Wars fan?  BIGTIME!  Ever since I watched the original trilogy as a kid with my dad.  I’m not a huge Star Wars buff, but I know enough to watch any Star Wars movie & know which one it is.  I just like these movies & TV shows.  “Arrow”, “The X-men”, & “Star Trek” I’m not into though.

 

20 AWESOME moments at the Grammy Awards

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/20-most-awesomely-retro-moments-in-grammy-history-20140122

 

Barenaked Ladies in the studio!

 

Rock tours this summer

 

What eleven will look like in season 2 of “Stranger Things”

http://www.nme.com/news/tv/heres-eleven-will-look-like-stranger-things-season-2-1970592?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9-feb-2017-09-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi

http://www.nme.com/news/film/disney-boss-bob-iger-views-early-cut-star-wars-last-jedi-1970603?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-9-feb-2017-09-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

5 years ago this was filmed

 

Metallica has an annual day with baseball’s San Francisco Giants?

http://loudwire.com/fifth-annual-metallica-night-san-francisco-giants-announced/

 

Aretha Franklin is retiring

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/aretha-franklin-announces-retirement-final-album-w465986

 

Stone Temple Pilots covered by Trio of Oz.  Cool jazz cover of a rock song!!!

 

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL

I fell asleep to “Stitched Up Heart” the debut album/only album “Never Alone”, then “Stone Sour” about 1/3 of the album “Audio Secrecy” then the entire album “Come What(ever) May”

I exercised to “Bob Geldof” ½ of the album “Deep in the Heart of Nowhere”, then “U2” the entire album “Rattle & Hum”

8:07am & I’m done my workout that started at 6:30 am! I’m really tired, better than yesterday, but pretty tired!

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Weekly total; 7500 crunches, 700 leg lifts, 310 push ups, 260 squats. Squats were the exercise that I had to slowly increase throughout the week.

80 squats, 1500 crunches, 140 leg lifts & 60 push ups everyday, 5 days a week. Got there with the Thursday exercises. Took longer than usual but I got there Thursday & Friday.

I should be careful! I tend to smack the back of my head while doing my crunches, that yoga mat I’ve been using for the last 3 months is very thin compared to the puzzle pieces I was using before! I’ve had a brain injury before & I survived, I’ll be OK, & more cautious!

The further away from December 31st, 2008, when I was declared cancer free by the doctors, the entire thing seems very insignificant. Sure, I’m in a wheelchair & somethings are difficult or impossible to do, I either have to figure out how to do it. Or just not think about it since it’s not something any physically disabled person can do. Here’s an example- I really liked hiking in Banff in 2000 or 2001 with Rob. Until/if I can walk, I don’t need to think about that. I need to focus on my exercises so I can eventually think about going hiking. At this point, I can do more things, than I can’t or at least it’s pretty even.

KONGOS track tales

Are “Guns n’ Roses” really considered as a “Hard Rock” band? When did that happen? I missed the memo?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/skrillex-talks-polarizing-guns-n-roses-opening-gig-w433878 LANGUAGE!!!!!!!

If an opening act had anything to do with Rage Against The Machine, I’d be very satisfied.

This summer the kids are alright!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stranger-things-little-men-kids-are-the-best_us_57a0f6fde4b0e2e15eb79f53?ncid=dynaldusaolp00000250

“Prophets of Rage” play surprise show outside of a California prison

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prophets-of-rage-play-surprise-set-outside-california-prison-w434071

I should probably clarify “The Tragically Hip” news. They’re not playing in Regina. The restaurant/bar will be airing the final show on CBC. I believe the show itself will be broadcast throughout Canada on CBC. It will be their final show as the singer, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer. Sad way to end a career.

I guess if I’m going to call “Batman vs. Superman” one of the best comic book I should add 2 others to that list. “Deadpool” & “Captain America:The Civil War”. All 3 are very different movies. “Batman vs. Superman” is very dark, Batman drops a couple of F-Bombs in the Ultimate Edition, he’s that angry. “Deadpool” is quite raunchy. Imagine if Kevin Smith wrote an action movie, I think that describes it best. “Captain America:The Civil War” is probably the best Avengers movie thus far. Better off NOT FOR KIDS! LANGUAGE POSSIBLY OR OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE!!!!!

5 things learned from the “Rogue One”, Star Wars spinoff, trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/rogue-one-5-things-we-learned-from-new-trailer-w434185

Metallica released “The Black” album 25 years ago. We played 2 songs from this album at Beerfest in 2002. I called it old Metallica then some jerk tried to fight me because it wasn’t old Metallica? It was 11 years old at the time?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/metallicas-black-album-10-things-you-didnt-know-w433976

www.loudwire.com now has a Podcast with former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde for the first Podcast.

http://loudwire.com/loudwire-podcast-1-zakk-wylde/

New Black Sabbath book out this fall.

http://loudwire.com/the-complete-history-black-sabbath-what-evil-lurks-book-fall-2016/

I don’t know much about “Mudvayne” but there will never be a true “Pantera” reunion since Dimebag Darrell was shot on stage in 2004

http://loudwire.com/hellyeah-chad-gray-for-many-reasons-mudvayne-doesnt-exist-anymore/

Sorry, I’m tired & I can hear the couch calling me. Catch you on Sunday!

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WHY DO I WORK OUT SO MUCH?

I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” first the album “Brand New Day”

Then the album “Fast Forward & Rewind” it’s a double album “Fast Forward” is new music “Rewind” is a greatest hits album that I never listen to since I can listen to every album front to back.

Woke up to pee in the middle of the night crawled back into bed & listened to their album “Silent Radar” This album is one of my favourite albums of all time right up there with Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

I tried to exercised to “Barenaked Ladies” but there’s a storm here. It kept kicking me out of iTunes after 2 songs, I tried 5 times & gave up. I exercised in silence for the most part.

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Having survived stage 4 brain cancer, I have to exercise if I’m not OK with the status quot When I do my exercise total at the end of the week that’s 5 days of exercising & I break down what amount of which exercises I’ve done each day. Getting back into my regular routine is much more difficult than I expected to be, but it’s getting very close & after a few weeks of it, I’ll likely add another exercise to it or increase the amount of one of the exercises. For that reason alone I have to exercise & hopefully get out of this wheelchair.

I don’t look at being in a wheelchair as a disability, I look to the pros of being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch. I get rock star parking, I always have a designated driver, & when I go out I get treated very well. Some stranger is always holding a door open for me & if someone makes a reservation at a restaurant & mentions a wheelchair seat, the place usually has a table available.

If I don’t exercise, it feels like a waste of a day. So I exercise a TON Monday-Friday. Those two weeks off with my back being screwed up, that was a waste of time for me. I don’t like sitting around & doing nothing all of the time! Weekends are fine but during the week people go to work so I might as well also work. What else do I have to do? Stuff around the house, take care of Brewster & exercise. Once I’ve exercised & finished a blog post I consider my day done & get to whatever else I can.

Life in a wheelchair could be MUCH worse. It’s not what Kim & I signed up for but we make it work. Once I’m comfortable & figure out how to do things easily at a public venue, I’m OK.

I fall on occasion & I’ve sort of figured out how to fall without really hurting myself. I know how to get back up & approach things differently so I don’t make the same mistake again. Sometimes it takes multiple efforts & failing at it, so I do most things different than others do, no big deal.

I also exercise to lose some weight. I went into the hospital with a 38” waist, now 38” are too small & 40” is too big? If you know of anyone that makes dress pants with a 39 15/32 “ waist, send them my way please?

Keep “diggin’ the hole” Trump!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-assassination-dog-whistle-was-scarier-than-you-think-w433615

Remember the horror movie “The Ring” with the video people watched then got a phone call saying they’ll die in the next 7days? There was a fly on the screen when they watched the video that turned out to be real. We have a fly in our house at the moment. It landed on the TV while I was here alone. I peed a bit & begged for the phone not to ring. It didn’t, I’m here, I’m alive.

Metallica fans! Would you like to stream a concert? It will be on Pandora, which I don’t think is available in Canada?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-live-stream-minneapolis-performance/

LANGUAGE!!! I can’t believe this album saw the light of day. I think hardcore Metallica fans would agree!

Will “Temple of the Dog” play any Soundgarden or Pearl Jam songs on the upcoming tour?

http://loudwire.com/temple-of-the-dog-contemplate-playlist-future-shows-new-music-reunion-tour/

Halestorm & The Used have been added to a festival! I think I’ve heard a few Used songs & wasn’t a fan?

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-the-used-join-2016-rock-carnival/

Interview/article with singer from The Agonist

http://distortedsoundmag.com/interview-vicky-psarakis-the-agonist/

Live song from Oasis back in 1997. Song inside the link. Studio recording below

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-oasis-live-my-big-mouth-from-be-here-now-reissue-w433682

Same year Foo Fighters released the album The Colour & The Shape!!!!

This is what Rolling Stone readers picked for their top 10 super groups

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-supergroups-w433536

Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, & Roy Orbison! FANTASTIC ALBUM!

“Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good! Article regarding Winona Ryder. Most people that have seen it are waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/how-stranger-things-brought-back-the-iconic-winona-ryder-w433355

Soundtrack to “Stranger Things” will be released. I thought The Clash would be on the soundtrack? It’s in the show?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/netflix-details-stranger-things-volume-1-score-release-w433690

Well Manson is not getting out anytime soon!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/charles-manson-today-the-final-confessions-of-a-psychopath-20131121

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ROUGH NIGHT, MORE SO FOR KIM/MORALITY ISSUE REGARDING OZZY

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “In Loving Memory of…..”

From their first album released in 1997. This is a live version from Roy Thompson Hall w/ The Toronto Symphony Orchestra. This is also the song they were playing in 1999 when I broke my nose at a 1 day festival in Saskatoon called Edgefest. Still the only broken bone I’ve ever had.

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Yes, we had a rough night, that’s why I don’t remember what I fell asleep to. I do remember listening to 1 of 4 or 5 entire albums “Pearl Jam” the album “Yield”

Kim was up & down from the bed last night. Brewster has terrible anxiety when just about anything out of the ordinary happens. Last night there was a storm. The first crack of thunder & Brewster starts freaking out. Up & down of the bed, which means Kim has to help him up onto the bed, he is small & can’t jump that high. He has anti-anxiety pills, valium, he doesn’t take them if he smells it inside of whatever bite of food we try to cover it in? I understand why he doesn’t like it, so does Kim. He trips & falls over when he gets a pill, & it’s not good for his liver.

By the time I fell asleep it had to have been after 1:00 am? Kim was up much longer cleaning up Brewster’s poop & pee while he wandered throughout the house, then I fell asleep after useless trying to calm him down. Kim figures she got 2 hours of sleep because he wouldn’t take his pill.

He’s 10 ½ years old now. You think he’d be over this but he’s not. Guess who’s sleeping in his bed on the floor beside me? We’re not supposed to coddle him when he’s panting & pacing around the house, so we don’t, but he still does it anyways.

The rest of this I wrote yesterday!

A SHORT RANT ABOUT NOTHING THAT BECAME A LONG RANT

I love watching the Toronto Blue Jays pregame, it’s good for a laugh! It’s fun watching the Blue Jay analyst, Gregg Zaun, get so bent out of shape because of new rules. He was a catcher in the major leagues for 15 years, I believe mainly a back up catcher, I could be wrong? His last game played was in 2010. He’s now a part of a ½ hour pregame show on every Blue Jay game. What I find amusing is that I hear him, almost daily, say “The game’s been played this way forever! Why change it now?”. Well, “….it’s called evolution baby….”

Now onto “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCowen” who defends Blue Jay knuckle ball pitcher 42 year old R.A. Dickey. I only watch his first hour on Mondays & Fridays when he takes calls from anyone about any sport. The Blue Jays acquired Dickey in 2013. He won the Cy Young award in the National league in 2012 with the NY Mets. After his win Tuesday evening in Houston he is currently 8W-12L for the year. Pretty bad if you ask me. I, like many others including himself, have no clue how he’ll pitch on any given day? The knuckle ball is different than any other pitch & few people can throw it. It does not spin, without it spinning it floats, flutters, & dives where ever. You throw it towards the catcher & hope it hits the strike zone. Personally, too much of a risk for me.

I listen to Bob McCowen & he says “Wait until Dickey gets to the 2nd half of the season, he’s really good!” Great Bob, that makes me feel better……wait…………..a full season is 32 starts. So 16 of them I’m not supposed to worry about? The games in April count as much as the games in September I thought. So including Tuesday’s win he’s 1W-3L in his last four games & we’re in the 2nd half of the season? Great!…………………….I’m confused?

Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez is 24 years old & on pace to have a Cy Young year. The Cy Young award is given to the 2 best pitchers during a season, 1 National league pitcher & 1 American league pitcher. This is Aaron Sanchez’s first full year as a starting pitcher. The Blue Jays brass has said he will be going to the bull pen, joining the relief pitchers. Why? They want to baby him so that his arm wont fall off, & save him for the potential playoffs. His arm is safer as a reliever? If his arm falls off who cares where he’s pitching? He’s young & already among the best pitchers in the game. What if he moves to the bullpen & the Jays don’t make the playoffs? Now who’s got mud on their face? What are you going to do with him next year?

Ha! I’m not the only one! Most Blue Jay fans will agree!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/john-smoltz-doesnt-like-blue-jays-handling-aaron-sanchez/

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!! RIDONCULOUS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All n’ all it’s a GAME. I disagree with some of this & agree with some of this but I’m just a fan who’s played in the city league from 4-17 years of age, nothing more. I don’t know everything & there’s a reason I’m not a member of the organization.

RANT OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do like my Rebellion Beer!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/rebellion-partners-with-regina-open-door-society-1.3703919

Ozzy Osbourne is a sex addict?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ozzy-osbourne-enters-intense-therapy-for-sex-addiction-w432495

Gerber & Gerber “Suicide Squad” review courtesy the Consequence of Sound

I’m sold!!!!! I’ll purchase the blu-ray & maybe Batman v. Superman. I bought Batman v. Superman on iTunes, but no surround sound, much like Star Wars on Netflix, but I have that blu-ray.

Nirvana lyrics, can you fill in the blank?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/quiz-complete-these-nirvana-lyrics?utm_campaign=nme-3-august-2016-03-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

According to bassist/singer, Tom Araya, Slayer’s future is uncertain. LANGUAGE IN THE VIDEO BELOW!!!!

http://loudwire.com/slayer-kerry-king-tom-araya-very-unclear-future-of-band/

I REALLY don’t like cell phones! If you’re outside and it’s windy or storming or screwing up your voice talking to me & we can’t understand each other, I’m out. If I ever get a cell phone please don’t text me. I wont give you the number & I’ll use it strictly as a home phone only. It’s not coming with me ever.

A problem I don’t have at the moment!

http://loudwire.com/tom-morello-gear-does-not-matter/

^^All of this from a guitar player who’s guitar sounds nothing like a guitar. Hahahaha!

Nine Inch Nails fans check this out! New music?

http://loudwire.com/are-nine-inch-nails-planning-september-single-release/

There’s more Ozzy Osbourne news out there if you want it? It seems like more of a personal matter to me. I don’t feel the need to share it or read it myself. MILD LANGUAGE!!!!

Pokemon theme in 20 different styles.

http://loudwire.com/anthony-vincent-pokemon-theme-blink-182-nine-inch-nails/

Why the “Stone Roses” turned down Slash’s offer.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-stone-roses/95446?utm_campaign=nme-daily-4th-aug-04-08-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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

Pantera photo book coming!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/a-vulgar-display-of-pantera-photo-book-september/

I didn’t even know “Head” from Korn had said anything?

http://loudwire.com/korn-brian-head-welch-urges-christian-fans-open-hearts-transgender-community/

I have a few “Bush” albums, but I’ve sort of abandoned them, other than the first album

http://loudwire.com/bush-fall-2016-north-american-tour/

First song I learned to play on guitar & sing live.

Alter Bridge shared it. Here comes a TON of Alter Bridge news for me to sift through in the next 4-6 months.

Opeth recording guitar for their single “Sorceress”

The Agonist full album out September 30th. No preorder yet.

Anybody thinking about a specific 19th Century ax murderer?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/lizzie-borden-why-a-19th-century-murder-still-fascinates-us-w432670

The genius behind The Beatles recordings

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/george-martins-son-talks-fathers-genius-beatles-love-w432600

Questions we’re all left with after binge watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stranger-things-8-questions-we-still-have-w432689

Aziz Ansari on Jimmy Fallon

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-aziz-ansari-fallon-read-sad-dating-texts-by-candlelight-w432699

Britney Spears pranks Jimmy Kimmel

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-britney-spears-midnight-prank-at-jimmy-kimmels-house-w432696

How would you rank the Smashing Pumpkins’ albums?

http://loudwire.com/smashing-pumpkins-albums-ranked/

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BRAIN CANCER vs. ALS

I’d do more but that’s a TON of links to load. Sorry if they double, I’ll try to fix them but no guarantee? My back is annoying but I increase my exercise to my “normal” total daily!

I fell asleep to 2 albums, the 2 most recent albums by “Candlebox” first “Love Stories & Other Musings” from 2012. Then the album “Disappearing in Airports” released in April of 2016. Woke up in the middle of the night to pee, gotta stop that, & put on “Chevelle” the new album “The North Corridor”

I exercised to “Portal” the album “Blood Red Tape” My brother was listening to them in his car when we were with him. I think he said they’re an independent group from Alberta?

They have 3 albums on iTunes at the moment. This is the only one I’ve purchased so far.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blood-red-tape/id292933756

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Brain cancer & ALS aren’t a competition. This is how I look at it though, in my situation. I could have survived or died because of brain cancer. I don’t know much about ALS. From what I know, it ends poorly, to put it lightly. Surviving brain cancer I can work on things, everything. You can look at that as overwhelming or just start somewhere & chip away at it as long as you can. ALS, from what I know, is more of a “OH MY GOODNESS! What’s going to go first?” Once it’s gone you can’t really do anything about it, that would be terrifying to me! Sure I felt overwhelmed & angry at first, but I’m alive, I can work on myself, mentally & physically. Eventually it COULD be fine? Sure the odds are stacked against me. Do you gamble? The odds are stacked against anyone in a casino playing any game. I’m alive, it could be worse.

I have to admit, after 2 weeks of just stretching & resting my back, it’s difficult to get back into my routine of exercise, food, blog, TV. For years that was easy, sweaty, but easy & somewhat gratifying. I had never enjoyed exercising, especially cardio! I can ride an exercise bike forever, walking with my walker seems like too much effort for very little gain to me. When I lived at my parents place the recumbent exercise bike was in the basement. I’d pop in a “Lord of the Rings” movie & pedal for 3 hours no problem, I can still bike for an hour or more.

I get that musicians want to share what influenced them by doing a cover song. I loved playing cover songs live! That meant I didn’t have to write lyrics, just remember better lyrics. Foo Fighters do this for the majority of their B Sides on singles. You get a single from the album, a live song & either a cover song or a song that was cut from the album. Here are some original songs followed by their cover song by someone else. Some are good, some are OK, some are terrible, & some are “OK, why mess with a classic?”

Almost forgot about this one!

^^All of this is just off the top of my head!

From the In Flames DVD www.amazon.ca says release on September 23rd.

Lamb of God bassist, John Campbell, interview.

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/lamb_of_god-on_exclaim_tv_aggressive_tendencies

This is something EVERYONE SHOULD HEAR & KNOW!!!!

The Beatles taught to a younger generation through a cartoon on Netflix!!!! You’re welcome parents!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/how-beat-bugs-sells-the-beatles-to-a-new-generation-w430934

Will Smith guest on Stephen Colbert

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/watch-will-smith-reprise-fresh-prince-hit-summertime-w432437

Who’s not watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix & why not? It’s REALLY good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/stranger-things-creators-on-making-summers-biggest-tv-hit-w431735

29 years ago “Def Lepard” released “Hysteria”

http://loudwire.com/def-leppard-hysteria-album-anniversary/

Roctober is coming

http://loudwire.com/rhino-reissuing-deep-purple-alice-cooper-buckcherry-albums-vinyl/

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