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5 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 300 tricep pushups, 300 back flexes, 360 squats, 600 leg lifts, 300 crunches.

I fell asleep to “The Trews” the album “House of Ill Fame”

I exercised to “Dead Sara” the self-titled debut album

This was intended to be earlier.  I got up at 7:30, the power was out from 8:00 to 9:50.  Brewster was freaking out, he has bad anxiety, we have small doses of valium for him, I didn’t want to give it to him.  Instead I spent all of that time with him on my lap, while I had breakfast & got as much ready as I could for my exercise & shower.  Even when the power came back on he was still freaking out.  We had about an hour where he’d freak out at the front closet, or approach it & I would clap my hands to make him stay out of that area, he hates loud noises so that’s what the clapping was for.

I’ve done my exercises, time to shower & have lunch soon.

I’ve decided pushups & triceps will be on Tuesdays & Thursdays, everything else will be Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays.

When I meet someone new, I get quiet after telling them I had brain cancer.  That’s always the first thing I tell people when I meet them.

I don’t want cancer to define me, & I’ve got no problem answering any questions they may have.  I’m just not a fan of telling my story over & over.  As much as I don’t want cancer to define me, it will always be a portion of what defines me.  I figure, there is no hiding my wheelchair or iPatch.  Might as well get that part out in the open & forget about it.

Other things that define aren’t visible, other than I wear shorts year round.  “Aren’t you cold?” is something I often hear in the winter.  If I was cold I wouldn’t be wearing shorts & a hoodie with my tuque & gloves.  I’m usually over heated, so shorts it is, who needs pants?  Pants are only for special occasions!

Other than shorts, an iPatch, & a wheelchair, there’s a TON more to me.  I do tend to shy away from large group gatherings because there are 2 things I don’t want to say to people.  “Hey, read my blog” & I don’t want to barf out why I’m in a wheelchair, with an iPatch, & why my speech is hard to understand.

The previous blog should have been titled TECHNOLOGY/BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

Well I’ll be glued to Netflix watching the 2nd season of “Making a Murderer”, as long as they don’t push it back to air this time.

And the plot thickens some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Remember what happened last time Foo Fighters took a break?  Dave got bored, they recorded an album, released it, & started touring after 1 year “off”



Anybody watching “Orange is the new Black” on Netflix?  I gave up after a few episodes of the 3rd season.


How many covers do we need of the song “Shout” I have this original version by “Tears for Fears” on my iPod, but no other ones, don’t need the rest.

OK, I’m biased I REALLY LIKE Big Wreck!


Is the original lineup of Blink 182 reuniting?


“…a voice inside my yyyyyeeeeaaaadddd”

A balmy +28 Celcius inside here Wednesday & a balmy +26 Celcius in here on Thursday.

Two albums released today “Greta Van Fleet” & a 4 song EP from “Nothing but Thieves”



8 studio albums & a few live albums.  I have 5 studio albums.  I only really listen to 2 of them.  My friend Elka turned me on to them.  They’re a progressive rock band.  The singer’s voice is quite high, so I’m sure they won’t be for everyone.  I got the albums only in digital form.  They recently released “The Unheavenly Creatures”.  It’s on my iPod on repeat since it’s release on October 5th to the 14th.  Here’s a few tracks from “The Color Before the Sun” & “The Unheavenly Creatures”……


2015            THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN






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

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“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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


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


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


Walk off the Earth


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



Third Ion live


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




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


Photos & video of Metallica show for charity



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



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



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



www.loudwire.com 20 best rock albums of 2016



Pentatonix shared it….


Denzel Washington & Jimmy Fallon dramatically read greeting cards


Pearl Jam finally made it….

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


Pentatonix on America’s Got Talent Christmas special.


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



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



Soundgarden shared it…….


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



What inspired Megadeth’s “Holy Wars”



Nice grab Kyla!!!


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


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


Walk off the Earth shared it….


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

Sat/Jan-21 – Mobile, AL

Sun/Jan-22 – Atlanta, GA

Tue/Jan-24 – Detroit, MI

Wed/Jan-25 – Chicago, IL

Fri/Jan-27 – Sioux City, IA

Sat/Jan-28 – Kansas City, MO

Tue/Jan-31 – Buffalo, NY

Wed/Feb-01- Toronto, ON

Fri/Feb-03 – Montreal, QUE

Sat/Feb-04 – Philadelphia, PA

Tue/Feb-07 – Boston, MA

Thu/Feb-09 – New York, NY

Fri/Feb-10 – Silver Springs, MD

Sun/Feb-12 – Raleigh, NC

Tue/Feb-14 – Houston, TX

Thu/Feb-16 -Las Vegas, NV

Sat/Feb-18 – Tempe, AZ

Sun/Feb-19 – Los Angeles, CA

Mon/Feb-20 -San Francisco, CA

Wed/Feb-22 – Seattle, WA

This is from a musical act I shall not name.


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


“Silent Night” by Chewbacca!


Pentatonix shared it….


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



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


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



Interview with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge.


Myles is the guy in the audience.


Metallica’s 10 best riffs



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


New Nine Inch Nails tune.



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




Why did this become a music blog?  “Because music is a BIG @#!$%^*&( DEAL”-Dave Grohl

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

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Chris    “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


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.


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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.


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

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


Will Smith guest on Stephen Colbert


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


29 years ago “Def Lepard” released “Hysteria”


Roctober is coming


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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the album “Riot!”

I exercised to “Anthrax” 15 albums on shuffle

Yep it’s on Facebook if you prefer.


Baseball players can make more money in 1 year than any their fans will make in a lifetime without winning the lottery! A starting pitcher, who plays every 5 days, will make $31,000,000 this year & again next year & that’s top salary so far???????????????? A mediocre starting pitcher will make $10,000,000 or roughly that amount. I’m bad with money, if I have it, it will be gone in 5 minutes! I couldn’t find the purpose to spend over $2,000,000 in my lifetime. I could spend it, but not justify what I’d purchased?????? How on earth is an athlete going to spend $62,000,000+??????????????

10 Greatest New Wave of British Heavy Metal Bands. “Iron Maiden”!!!!!!!!!!


Edwin is back with “I Mother Earth” & Brian’s out due to scheduling difficulties, fair enough. They’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album “Scenery & Fish” that Edwin recorded with them. I’ll miss Brian though, quite a bit!


Here are my 4 favourite songs by I Mother Earth! 2 from each singer. One song from each album in order of release.

Chad Smith, drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers, & doppelganger Will Ferrell team up for charity.


All it says on the “Opeth” Facebook page is “Opeth 2016”?

16 years ago “Disturbed” released their album “The Sickness”. 13 or 14 years ago I bought it. I’m not in my 20s anymore. Hind sight is 20/20.


I’ll take this cover or the original thanks.

Finger Eleven shared it…….

Mitch & Jordan were in a rock band camp/program offered by Long & McQuade while I was working at the Staples Call Center. They wanted me to sing 2 songs live with them. I had to get off work early & rushed to the Exchange one afternoon where they were playing live at the end of their week long program.

Saturday, April 23rd “I Mother Earth” canceled at Casino Regina


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“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl


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I get anxious for the weekend as well. I get to spend more time with Kim, I always look forward to hanging out with her! Especially since she’s been working a bit of overtime the last couple of weeks. It’s dark when she leaves & dark when she comes home. I miss her being around. Brewster’s fun n’ all, but there isn’t a lot of back & forth in our conversations. It usually ends up with one of us rolling over for a belly rub………………….& it’s not always Brewster.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the new “Coheed & Cambria” album “The Color Before The Sun”

“……I want them both now…….”

Oh, Bieber….that’s a perfect world, I doubt that will happen anytime soon?


I Mother Earth just tours & releases a single once in a while.

I’d love a full album & tour, but this is better than nothing! There’s another single on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Judas Priest” talk new album


I was sure there was to be a full length album by ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ with Chester Bennington of ‘Linkin Park’ on lead vocals. Not just the 5 song EP they did? I guess I was wrong? It’s not on their website, Facebook page, or iTunes, my bad!

“3 Days Grace” didn’t really know they were still a band?


‘Pearl Jam’ illuminates stadium during cover of “Imagine”



I thought “Coldplay” called it quits after the previous album? I must have misread something. I like their first two albums, then they lost me?


“Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” Japanese trailer reveals more footage


I have a hard time believing Scott Weiland, as much as Axl Rose. This I likely the only song I like by “Velvet Revolver”. 1980s rock/hair metal I just can’t get on board with? I have this on CD but it’s not on my computron. I listened to it a few times, learned to play & sing this tune. Then never listened to it again. All when it was first released in the summer of 2004 or so.


Bob Odenkirk & David Cross talk about “Mr. Show” on Jimmy Kimmel


“I Mother Earth” single release on iTunes! Friday, November 13th Titled “Blossom”

Top 10 cheesiest one hit wonders of the 2000s AH, a walk through nightmare lane! A bunch of “Oh, snap I vaguely remember that”. Along with a LOT of “What? Who?”.

Pentatonix sing fan tweets

WHAT???? PHIL COLLINS IS REALLY GOOD. If you don’t like him that’s fine. Really a petition signed to “stop him from returning to music”?


Noel Gallagher gets what he wants or else he just starts rambling off bands or artists he hates in the most public & demeaning way possible. So, no ‘Oasis’ will not be reforming any time soon.


Ian Fletcher Thornley doin’ his thing, being AWESOME!! His solo album is now out! Acoustic guitar, banjo & I think I heard some mandolin on there. Great album to chill out too!


I’ve been watching “Red State” by Kevin Smith. Freaky, bleak movie, you wouldn’t expect that Kevin Smith has anything to do with it. Basically it’s a religious cult that kills what they think are sinners aka homosexuals & they’re OK with that? But how dare the county authorities kill members of the Church? Great movie, very vulgar & violent. Kim has it on her vito list so I can’t watch it hen she’s home. Fair enough I vitoed some of her movies. “Red State” is rated R so beware! I think the trailer is OK? I can’t believe there are still people like this out there!

Paul Stanley (KISS) address’ gay rumour. Why does he have to address his private life?


But Donald Trump on SNL will be HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!


Got this link from my brother about the I Mother Earth single. I’m going to wait for it on iTunes, here is their previous single.


Songs I like, “Tears for Fears” 1 album 8 songs, 2 songs you’ll likely recognize instantly

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

A bit about how FANTASTIC my father is, 1-800-George! I was in Little League as a kid. My father coached my team for 1 or 2 years? Since nobody else would coach. He knew very little about the game. We won 1 game over the course of a season or 2. Didn’t matter to us much we had fun or at least I did. The most important thing was that we had fun, I got to hang out with my dad while playing my favourite sport. I didn’t/don’t care if we won or lost. It was just cool having my dad as my baseball coach. At practice, games, in the dugout, on our own time with dad hitting ground balls to me to work on my fielding in the back yard or at the park by my parents house! It was just AWESOME!

I grew up on his music & now he’s a fan of Foo Fighters because of my brother & I. Dire Straits, The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, etc. Might not be on my radar without him. My dad is just flat out AWESOME! He’s “My Hero”

More “Montage of Heck” on the interweb

Foo Fighters to play a show on record store day near Dave Grohl Alley in Ohio

Yep it’s been a “Halestorm” of a week for me since Tuesday. Home stereo & iPod. I still listen to Foo Fighters once a day & Big Wreck about 3 times a week. Last night I was listening to “Halestorm” finished the album & wanted to hear ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds” album. I fall asleep to my iPod.

I really like ‘Conan’ I record his show, Jimmy Fallon & Ellen Degeneres everyday! Kim’s at work so I record it at 2:00pm so we can watch it together! This is one of the funniest bits I’ve seen.

Florence broke her foot during a Coachella performance.

Look at what ‘Pearl Jam’ did for Andy Wood’s mother! “Temple of the Dog” was an album dedicated to Andy Wood in 1989 or 1990.

This is Andy Wood singing for “Mother Love Bone” with members of ‘Pearl Jam’

Billy Crystal gives David Letterman a musical send off

Nirvana plays a living room show. I think this is a part of my Nirvana box set? I could be wrong though?

‘Breaking Benjamin’ released a new song

Mark Tremonti plays ‘Wikipedia fact or fiction’

They’re from Alberta & they’re my age. I grew up watching them on Much Music!

Def Leppard news. Each member has a lead vocal on the upcoming album

Jack White has Elvis Presley’s first recordings

Abbey Road studios open doors online

Another clip from “Montage of Heck” (Kurt Cobain bio pic)

‘Halestorm’ has been posting videos of this band. ‘The Pretty Reckless’. They have 2 albums on iTunes. They sound somewhat like ‘Halestorm’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBxJCq99jA 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjSyG6qksOo 2011

What’s your favourite song by ‘The Rolling Stones’? Hard to pick one!

I’m not a huge fan of ‘The Rolling Stones” but they do have quite a few catchy songs. I’ve got a greatest hits album, that’s all I need or I add a song to it on iTunes if I think of one.

‘Poutine Tornado’. Looks tasty but also looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

‘Paramore’ live at Red Rocks

Justin Bieber & Ariana Grande lip dub Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest hit

‘Guitar Hero’ set for release in fall of 2015

35 years ago, Tuesday, ‘Iron Maiden’ released an album. Look at them now!

Very cool story shared by TSN. I’ve never heard of this disease? Johnathan deals with it very well. Sucks that this is how he’ll feel for the rest of his life.

Songs I like. I have “The Devin Townsend Project”, “Def Leppard” and others I like but I’d just be choosing random songs. I don’t know the titles for the majority of these groups. “Disturbed” something I listen to maybe once a year. I bought 2 albums & borrowed 3 from a friend. WARNING POSSIBLY LANGUAGE INVOLVED???

Didn’t even know they covered U2? That’s how much I listen to them! I’ll take ‘Tears for Fears”, “Genesis” & “U2” any day.

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