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I fell asleep to “Ascot Royals” the 2017 EP “New Skin”

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the album “Live & in Stereo”

 

If/When it’s my time for back surgery, I just hope to recover quickly.  This all feels like a very minor inconvenience.  I really want to get back to exercising.  I don’t know how long it will be to recover.  I already feel as though I’ve wasted 6 months doing absolutely nothing productive.  All of this stretching seems to be for nothing if I’m just going to have surgery anyway.

I guess I can’t complain, I’ve made it this far & the smaller T-Shirts that didn’t fit me when I first started working out like a mad man still fit me today.  I guess that’s still a bonus.  I was 265 at my heaviest but everything fit me fine.  There’s a photo of me in a white T-Shirt playing guitar on stage, that’s me at 265.  I’m just a big person.  I’m 37 years old & 6’1”.  When I graduated high school I was 18 years old, 6’1” & 185 pounds…………….then I discovered beer!

My wife shares everything.  She was kind enough to even give me her cold!  I don’t just get a cold though!  No, my body will take a cold & turn it up to 11.  Small fever, phlegm, cough, sometimes shaking uncontrollably, etc.  I started to feel like crap Monday night.  Went to bed a bit before 10:20 pm.  I was hot, cold, had to pee, got up to take some medication a few times, anything but fall asleep until 3:45 am.  Slept until 6:00 am on Tuesday, said goodbye to Kim when she left for work & fell asleep until 9:30 pm.  Had breakfast & my medication now I shall nap!

I slept very well Tuesday night!  Woke up just before Kim did to get ready for work today.  Then I got up around 8:00 am after a bad coughing fit, I thought I was better, but not quite.

 

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

I wasn’t all that sure of what albums I was anticipating for this year other than a guarantee from Big Wreck.  Now I can add “Royal Blood” as well as “Stone Sour”, “Queens of the Stone Age” & maybe “System of a Down”?

 

I’d go, only for “The Pretty Reckless” though

http://loudwire.com/korn-the-pretty-reckless-pierce-the-veil-more-perform-2017-alternative-press-music-awards/

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about this one too, “Paramore” the album “After Laughter” out May 12th on iTunes

 

Ah, Matt Damon gets bumped from United Airlines voice over

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/hear-matt-damon-get-bumped-as-united-airlines-spokesman-on-kimmel-w477587

 

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LACK-A-MOOLA/LOOOOONG WEEKEND

You likely won’t hear from me until Monday morning.  Kim has her EDO Thursday & has Monday off as part of the Easter weekend.

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I fell asleep to “Ed Sheeran” the new album “Divide”, then “Pentatonix” their 4th EP of covers, & finally “Coheed & Cambria” the album “The Colour Before The Sun”

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

Just a lot of stretching this week to mostly “The Watchmen” the new album “Live & In Stereo”

 

We’re broke.  No other way to put it.  Maybe it’s because of tax season, but we have less cash flow than most average couples when it’s not tax season.  We spend the same amount of money a month as most people our age spend in a week.  Kim has a good job, & she enjoys it.  The last time we went out for supper was probably my birthday in January?  We can’t afford to travel anywhere.  I end up blaming myself, knowing I couldn’t have predicted this situation.  All of that being said, I do blame myself somewhat.  After all, I’m the one who had cancer & put us in this spot.  I’m NOT asking for a hand out, I’m just telling you how it is.  So many people have helped us out financially along the way, especially when I was in the hospital.  Thank you!

I always worry about our finances, since I’m terrible with money & I never see what we have in the bank.  I guess paycheck to paycheck is how we’re living now.  I always ask Kim if we can afford whatever I’m looking at purchasing.  My weakness is music from iTunes.  No matter how much it is, I ask Kim if it’s OK.  Kim gave me an allowance.  More than likely a good idea.  I’ve really slowed down on buying music anyways.  I know which artists I want to hear more of, & it’s not every band I’ve heard of!  I only had 2 years of mortgage insurance, but neither of us was working for almost 5 years.

I guess Kim & I suffer from the cancer side effect originally from Hawaii called “Lackamoola” as my brother found a birthday card for me years ago.

This is a one income no kids (oinks) household.  If there’s a child in this house, the battle is between Brewster & I.  I like stuff & he needs to be with someone 24 hours a day.  He has terrible anxiety.  If he sees me putting on my shoes, he starts to freak out.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today.  Slow/Quiet week.  Stretching everyday & many routine appointments to come by the end of July.

 

System of a Down albums ranked.  First one good the rest, AWESOME!

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-albums-ranked/

 

Pentatonix shared it…….

 

I didn’t watch it so there is possibly some LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t need to hear any more about Trump.  Thanks though John Oliver

 

Trailer for “Pitch Perfect 3”.  LANGUAGE!  The first two were HILARIOUS!

 

Yep, some are pro Planned Parenthood & some are totally against it, it’s a personal choice in my eyes.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-bon-iver-bjork-contribute-to-planned-parenthood-box-set-w475975

 

I think I’m the only metal fan on earth that’s not a fan of “Mastodon”

http://loudwire.com/mastodons-emperor-of-sand-debuts-no-7-billboard-200-hits-no-1-top-album-sales-chart/

 

After the game on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Toronto Blue Jays have played 7 games & only have 1 win to show for their efforts.  They are currently 1W-6L.  Last April they finished the month at 11W-14L.  I hear all of these broadcasters saying “Aw, it’s only April” & they want to see meaningful baseball in September.  Well these games are just as important if you want to see meaningful baseball in September.  What were Blue Jay fans doing during the last regular season game last year?  Praying to make it into the playoffs!  If you turn their wins & loses around for April of last year to 14W-11L, I wouldn’t have been biting my nails during the final game last year.  Right now 11W-14L looks like an impossible achievement.  Mostly the same players picking up right where they left off last year………………….sad.  The only real upside is at first base.  The guy couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat the last 2 years.  So far this year, he’s one of the best hitters they have.  He’s not a home run hitter, but he does hit very well as a contact hitter.  Only 155 games left in the regular season!

 

YAY!  Royal Blood release confirmed “How did we get so dark?” release date June, 16th!  No preorder or anything like that………………yet!  I think I just saw on their Facebook page that there will be a song available on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!  They’re not a metal band if you’ve never heard of them.  A drummer & bass player/singer, a hard rock band.  Dave Grohl called them to see if they’d open for Foo Fighters on the tour for “Sonic Highways” during 2015.

 

10 year old drummer wins Denmark’s Got Talent drumming Rage Against The Machine & Led Zeppelin

http://loudwire.com/10-year-old-drummer-wins-denmarks-got-talent/

 

Jimmy Kimmel on Sean Spicer’s Hitler comments

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-probes-sean-spicers-inner-voice-during-hitler-comment-w476292

 

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NO NEWS ON MY MRI YET

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I fell asleep to “Nirvana” the album “Bleach”

Had breakfast to a song stuck in my head “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery & Fish”

 

No news on my schedule for my MRI yet.  Some papers to get tomorrow from my family doctor & wait for the appointment to be scheduled.  It’s weird.  Sometimes everything feels fine & the next time I try to transfer to my wheelchair, it’s a world of pain.  Makes me wonder if I really need to move?

I had asked my brother weeks ago if he’d take me to the Exchange to see an “Into Eternity” show.  He said he would, but I had to cancel, because of my nerve.  Last night we stayed in, Mitch & Rachel came over.  We had pizza & just hung out here.  Good thing, my nerve started acting up again.

 

Here’s good news for me & likeminded Blue Jay fans

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/dalton-pompey-impresses-spring-debut-blue-jays/

The centerfield spot’s not changing.  Left field & first base are somewhat undetermined, especially if Pompey & Tellez keep doing what they’re doing.

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

New Bruno Mars video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/see-bruno-mars-new-playful-video-thats-what-i-like-w469953

 

Releases in 2017.  I’m not holding breath until I own the “Tool” album.  I am looking forward to “Linkin Park”, “Stone Sour”, & possibly “Paramore” & “Royal Blood”.  “Soundgarden” & “System of a Down” would be the cherry on top of the sundae

 

Man steals “Nickelback” drummer’s ID to get free gear.

http://loudwire.com/man-impersonates-nickelback-drummer-buys-music-equipment/

 

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NO PHYSIO THIS WEEK.  HAPPY BIG WRECK DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I fell asleep to “Big Wreck” the brand spanking new album “Grace Street”.  Yes, I got it last night.  I was quite tired, only got about ¾ through the album.  This album is more “Led Zeppelin” influenced, whereas the previous album “Ghosts” was very “Dire Straits” influenced.  This album will be on heavy rotation here for quite a while.  It’s REALLY great!

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As for an exercise total 100 leg lifts on each leg.  50 yesterday & 50 today, this is to be a part of my stretching & exercise.  Things are getting much better!

The office for my physiotherapist called Wednesday morning & had to cancel my appointment.  I have the stretches to do & all is going well.  If it’s an emergency they’ll try to fit me in.  It is MUCH better than it’s ever been.  No pain, just a tiny/annoying tingling feeling in my foot when I try to do anything like standing up or doing my stretches.  So no worries here!

 

No, really, it has nothing to do with the hard rock or metal music.  These news reports are truly fake news.

 

New Nickelback song & it isn’t too bad.  I’m not about to become a Nickelback fan, but I’ll say this is a different formula for them.  I don’t hate Nickelback, I choose not to listen to them.  Save your breath, time, & energy.  It’s music & they’ve hit the sweet spot.

 

I don’t want to get your hopes up but there’s a lot of fake Tool stuff floating around out there.  That usually means the real deal might be on it’s way?

 

There’s a photo on Facebook with all of “Stone Sour’s” gear sitting in hard cases.  New album?  Their cover photo is them recording, months ago.

 

That didn’t take long for the return of one member of “Paramore”!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/paramore-confirm-return-original-member-zac-farro-1965857?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-3-feb-2017-03-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” coming this year.  Photo of Dave Grohl with Josh Homme, singer, in the studio.  I wonder if Dave Grohl played drums on the album?  This would be his 3rd “Queens of the Stone Age” album for him on drums

http://www.nme.com/news/dave-grohl-josh-homme-pictured-studio-together-1966311?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-3-feb-2017-03-02-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

James Corden & Adam Lambert face-off to determine who should be the front man for Queen!

I saw Queen with Adam Lambert a few years ago.  I thought he did a phenomenal job!

 

President of Brazil rocks out to “System of a Down”.  Hahahahahahahaha!

http://loudwire.com/brazil-president-system-of-a-down-chop-suey/?fb17

 

 

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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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Friday night we had a birthday party for a Cabbage Patch kid.  We were babysitting for friends, their daughter of 3 years old.  Pizza, birthday cake, & I had some leftover veggies.  REALLY Kim?  Vegetables with pizza????  Since when do you have pizza with a side of broccoli??????   I don’t think a few pieces of broccoli cancel the effects of pizza & birthday cake, nice try though!

After we heard the “Frozen” soundtrack, we watched “Paw Patrol” & “Rainbow Rock”.  “Rainbow Rock” was my child metal for the evening, she knew the words to most of the songs & chimed in a bit before the cartoon started singing the lyrics!

“Paw Patrol” might be my new favourite show!

Saturday afternoon, Mitch & Rachel came over to watch the concert DVD I got a little while ago by “In Flames”.  I got it through amazon.ca.  My mother ordered it since she has next day shipping.  It was a month late since it wasn’t released in North America.  It was shipped from Germany & had would only play on European made players.  The Blu-ray had the regional restrictions on amazon, the DVD didn’t though.  Fortunately my dad had a non-regionally restricted DVD player sitting around so I could watch it.

Saturday night, leftovers, couch & we rented “Finding Dory”.

 

This sciatic nerve crap should be gone by now, but NO.  When you wake up around 3:00 am, can’t get comfortable & fall asleep until around 5:00 am, you know it’s still a problem!  It’s a dull pain, then a brief sharp pain when I move my leg.  “In the end” it’s more of an annoyance than anything.  It’s preventing me from doing EVERYTHING!  I’d really like to do my exercise, said no one ever, but it’s painful to even try doing them.  It’s getting far beyond ridiculous!

 

 

That’s quite the list of celebrities for a protest!  It’s already working, I’m talking about it, so it is working.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/green-day-radiohead-karen-o-join-standing-rock-protest-w453159

 

Soundgarden shared it….

 

Lamb of God’s 5 song EP “The Duke” is available on vinyl now!

 

What’s your favourite metal band of the year?  I have 3 releases that I really enjoyed.

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

 

One year since the passing of singer Scott Weiland

 

I used to be totally against Megadeth, now I love their older albums

http://loudwire.com/megadeth-albums-ranked/

Truth be told, I was completely against metal in general until the age of 21 or so.  I’m 36 for roughly 2 months.

 

Zakk Wylde, Black Sabbath, & a Hello Kitty guitar

http://loudwire.com/zakk-wylde-black-sabbath-hello-kitty-mini-guitar/

 

System of a Down parody.  If you can’t handle the music, turn the sound off.  This a HILARIOUS Christmas parody, with subtitles!

http://loudwire.com/psychostick-turn-system-of-a-down-b-y-o-b-christmas-parody-n-o-e-l/

 

 

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Alter Bridge” the newest album “The Last Hero” followed by “Nothing but Thieves”

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” I only have 3 of his albums so I put all 3 on shuffle.

 

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I did it!  4 day week in Canada though 6000 crunches, 480 squats, 400 pushups, & 400 leg lifts!

7500 crunches, 600 squats, 500 leg lifts, & 500 pushups in a 5 day week.

Every day of the week starts with 60 squats, a 3 minute rest, 60 more squats, 50 leg lifts on my back, 1500 crunches.  Then 50 more leg lifts on my hands & knees, then 100 pushups.

I expected I’d have to gradually build up to the numbers?  I didn’t though I just took it very slow the first 2 days.  In 2008 & 2009 I didn’t really understand what was going on.  I blacked immediately after Kim got into the back of the Ambulance that a co-worker called for me.  The last thing I remember is telling Kim “It’ll be OK sweetie”.  Cancer was constantly “on my mind” when I realized what had happened until roughly the middle of 2013.  Now the further away from it I get it becomes more of a “What the heck was that?”  My advice, don’t get cancer!  Cancer put a strain on most relationships friends, family, Kim, & random people who just stare at the wacko with an iPatch in the wheelchair.  I immediately threw gas on the fire & reacted very poorly to say the least.  Why?  I don’t know.  At the end of the day I was embarrassed & thought it was all my fault, & wanted to bring everyone down to what I thought was my level.  It wasn’t my level.  I don’t like to air my “dirty laundry”, Kim took the brunt of my anger & depression.  I love Kim & I know that’s not OK under any circumstance.  If anyone’s a hero in this story, it’s Kim.  I’m very lucky I met her & that she’s still a part of my life, along with the rest of my family & friends.

I still feel very self-conscious about my iPatch.  Everyone has seen some one in a wheelchair before, but an iPatch isn’t a common thing.  As self-conscious as I feel in public I tend to think to myself “WHAT?  REALLY?  Is this beautiful face offending you?  If it is avert your eyes!”

 

The election is still on my mind, but “in the end” I can’t change the outcome.  We’ve all had a day to question, worry, live in denial, & freak out.  Today is a new day.  If you’re American & don’t like the outcome find a peaceful way to make a difference.  If you’re happy with the outcome or from another country, your hands are tied, might as well get over it.

I don’t vote for anything in Canada.  There has never been any type of election here that horrendously changed the game.  Every election in Canada, the candidates (to me) have been very similar.  I don’t want to waste my time figuring out who the lesser evil is.  For me, the US election was evil, but very cut & dry.  The outcome I cannot change.  My advice to those that aren’t happy, YOU make a change if you can, sitting around & complaining, calling people names, & dragging Trump’s name through the mud will not solve/change anything.  Stay level headed & make yourself happy, don’t hurt anyone in any way.  I want to punch a hole in the wall.  I refuse to, because it does nothing beneficial for me or anyone else!  Relax & do something positive.

 

New System of a Down in 2017?

http://loudwire.com/system-of-a-down-officially-working-sixth-studio-album/

 

MTV banned this video when it was released.

 

Big Wreck shared it…..

 

Go ahead call Trump any slanderous names you want.  Did it fix anything?  So Mr. Game of Thrones aka George R. R. Martin do you feel any better now?

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/george-rr-martin-blasts-president-pussygrabber-trump-w449579

 

“Skillet” have a chart topping mainstream hit.

http://loudwire.com/skillet-first-chart-topping-mainstream-rock-single-feel-invincible/

 

Michael Moore’s reaction to the election results

https://www.good.is/articles/moore-five-point-plan

 

From what I can tell on Facebook, it looks as though Foo Fighters are on their way to the UK.  Photo of a few passports on Facebook & a highlighted map.

https://www.foofighterspassport.com/

 

If Motorhead gets into the Hall of Fame that would be great!

http://loudwire.com/metallica-james-hetfield-really-important-motorhead-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame/

 

Yep, I’ll be getting the new In Flames album tonight at 12:00 am Eastern time.  One more album on pre-order next Friday, & I’m done purchasing music for the year.  Anything else I’ll listen to on Apple Music until we can afford it.

 

Seth Myers’ post-election monologue

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-seth-meyers-heartfelt-post-election-monologue-w449661

 

Soundgarden shared it…

 

Halestorm shared it.  Because Lzzy Hale sings in it.

 

Muse fans confused with view on Brexit.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/muse-fans-react-matt-bellamy-brexit-hillary-clinton-comments-1841187?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

A punch wouldn’t help matters.  He’s President, do something positive to rectify the situation.

http://www.nme.com/news/film/robert-de-niro-donald-trump-regret-not-punching-1842694?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What does 2017 look like for Foo Fighters?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/foo-fighters-announced-headline-opener-festival-2017-1842710?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-10-nov-10-11-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Avenged Sevenfold in the news.

http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m-shadows-the-stage-album-artificial-intelligence-pushing-boundaries/

 

I’ll catch you on Sunday, with what I expect will be a very long weekend update!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres