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I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” the new album “Eat the Elephant”
I exercised to “Tesseract” the album “Sonder”
While I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center from early 2009 – July 26th, 2012. Kim & I met someone we consider a longtime friend, a nurse by the name of Shelda! She’s really nice & very funny. She really doesn’t look her age either. She looks younger than me, but is actually older than both Kim & I. She called us “You 2 are some of the nicest people I have met!” I’ll say she’s right on point with Kim, me on the other hand, well she might want to try again. I can always do better at anything. She’ll come by on occasion, but she lives outside of Regina. She’s HILARIOUS also! I believe she started working in the “Home Care” portion of the Health Region as of sometime in February.
I may not be one of the nicest people kickin’ around, but Shelda is. Don’t ever mention the Saskatchewan Roughriders around her though because you will be met with “You know what I think of the Riders? They’re POOP!” That’s pretty direct quote from her. I know she has said it to me more than once!
This whole cancer thing worked out pretty good for me, I survived, I’m a little bit different, I’m physically handicapped. I did meet a lot of cool people to go along with my other friends from my life prior to cancer, B.C. & A.C. Before cancer & after cancer. Now that I’m alive & well without a chip on my shoulder, I can laugh about it when I look back at that time of my life.
Truth be told we met a lot of great people while I was sick, doctors, nurses, & special care aids! I heard one of the many nurses say something to the tune of ‘We don’t do this for the money!’
FINGER ELEVEN & I MOTHER EARTH
These are both my brother’s favourite bands. When “I Mother Earth” released their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” we both listened to that CD constantly. We each had a purchased copy of it. “Finger Eleven” changed drummer & their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & were all over Much Music with their 1st single “Above”. The first time we saw them, they were opening for “I Mother Earth” in 1999. I Mother Earth had their 2nd singer who recorded the last 2 of 4 albums with them “Blue Green Orange” & “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”. We saw IME touring for their album “Blue Green Orange” in 1999 with Finger Eleven as their opener.
Tuesday evening they were both in Regina at the Casino! There was no way I was going to miss this show, with 2 Canadian legends of rock.
“Rainbow Butt Monkeys” tune. More funky than Finger Eleven. I should listen to this more often. Mitch & I really liked this album. Finger Eleven & “I Mother Earth” are Mitch’s favourite bands, they inspired him to take bass lessons & eventually become an AWESOME guitar player! I was always a singer first, I grabbed a guitar mostly because it was my security blanket, then it was about filling out the sound.
First single from Finger Eleven was “Above” I believe.
This I Mother Earth song was on Much Music & the local rock radio station in 1999 around the time we saw them in Regina.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW FOR ME!
First thing were the 2 “interpretive dancers” in the audience. They started on opposite sides of the open floor. I’m sure they locked eyes across the, now dance floor, & really liked the others moves & lack of rhythm. Rachel & I weren’t sure if we should watch the bands or the 2 “dancers”? We both couldn’t stop laughing!
I’m sure if you look up “white men dancing” on google you’ll get a picture or video of the 2 guys. They were completely sober which made it even funnier! There’s no way that a drunk person could even consider attempting their moves.
Very poor turn out. Our balcony seats immediately became floor level seats at a table. Very pleasant surprise!
Finger Eleven opened the show with “Above” & some of these songs in their set.
I Mother Earth came out after & started their set with “Not Quite Sonic”
I’ll likely never hear this song (below) again live
When I Mother Earth play a popular song, you never hear the radio edited version. You are almost guaranteed an extra minute live.
Edwin didn’t record the following song & has never tried it live until this tour, some of it was really good & other parts were questionable.
To finish the show, members of both bands hit the stage. They all did one original song from both bands & a cover song I can’t place. The chorus sounded familiar though.
The show took me back to 1999 Edgefest & seeing them in Regina together also in 1999.
When I Mother Earth were together & recording albums I saw them twice doing their own show once in 1996 in Saskatoon with Edwin singing. A second time in Regina in 1999 with Finger Eleven opening for them & IME’s second singer Brian. I’ve seen them more now that they’ve “broken up” than I ever did when they were recording new music in the ‘90s. I went to the show with Mitch, Rachel, & Chet!
Great show! I missed a baseball game for it, but I wasn’t going to miss this show!
10 rock & metal albums that debunk the sophomore slump! LANGUAGE!!!!!
What you need to know about “The Avengers Infinity War”. I plan to see it eventually. Guardians of the Galaxy & Dr. Strange really messed up the Marvel Comic movies for me though.
I’ve never considered “Tool” or “System of a Down” as metal?
Keep marching kids, the politicians haven’t figured it out yet?
I always record “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on CTV, a Canadian feed. ABC would typically have breaking news of something terrible happening in America. When Kim & I were in our first house years ago, before I got cancer I switched to CTV to avoid missing the show. Well on Monday it didn’t work. A van drove into a crowd killed 9 people & injured 16 others last I heard. The breaking news recorded instead, about 15 minutes into the show. Police have captured a suspect. I believe they may be looking for another. Either way, it’s a tragedy that can’t be undone. Is it just me or is the world just turning into a terrible place?
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Stay safe out there,
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