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No exercises this week.  I’m too tired.  If I had done them this week the quality of them would be terrible.  Quality over quantity.

I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & The Shape”


I’m hesitant to do a metal band review.  I don’t want to turn dedicated readers away.  Let me know of I should?  If you’d prefer I don’t, this blog will likely end around June or July of this year.     


After such a long time, well 7 years this July, every day is starting to feel like Groundhog Day.  Exercise for 75 – 90 minutes every day, eat relatively healthy, & wait patiently for the weekend to fly by, & repeat.  It feels very redundant, long time to get to this point, yet it feels as though I’m wired to stick to 1 thing & it’s getting boring.  Sure, I change up the order of my exercises, still kind of ho hum though.  I’m exhausted after my exercises & then find it difficult to get the motivation to hit the shower.

I just couldn’t do what I should have been doing this week.  It might feel cold outside but it has been sunny & that makes our place too hot for me +24C or more in here (75.2F).  I can’t turn on the A/C yet, so I’ll likely suffer in this heat doing my exercises the next few weeks.

At least Kim has today off with me.


I had “Dream Theater” preordered & got the full release last night.  10 songs averaging 6:30 minutes.  Progressive metal at it’s nerdiest.

I’m pretty sure this year will have numerous metal release, (Mark Morton (Lamb of God guitarist), In Flames, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Anthrax, Megadeth…) releases that I’m interested in as well as a new release from “Big Wreck”, & “Tool”.  Big Wreck is releasing a single.  Late last night I saw a new song on

It’s a standalone single, I’m go to hold off until it’s a preorder single for the new album.

I think Facebook needed a break like I did this week?  To say that Facebook has been quiet this week would be an understatement.

However televised baseball spring training games start on Monday.  WOO HOO!

A few movies I’d like to see & possibly purchase this year?

There are others movies I’d like to see this year but that’s enough for now.  As for Motley Crue, I loved the book, but was never a fan of their “Hair Metal” music, or “Hair Metal” in general.

How many times have I heard this?  Well I didn’t get into them until after their 2nd album was released for a few months, I’ve heard this after multiple albums though!



This is 1 of 4 side projects by Taylor Hawkins, drummer for Foo Fighters.  The other 3 are separate projects 2 of which I’ll discuss later.  The 3rd is a cover band called “Chevy Metal”.  He’s the drummer & singer for each band.  He easily has a higher vocal range than Dave Grohl.  When Foo Fighters perform “The Pretender”, Taylor takes the high lead vocals in the chorus & Dave takes the lower harmony, I’m guessing this is to save Dave’s voice a bit.  As for who is the better drummer, that would be a hard pick.  Dave stole him from Alanis Morissette while she exploded to fame, touring her album “Jagged Little Pill”, which worked out well for Foo Fighters & especially Taylor.


This is only a 7 song EP & it’s the only release from The Birds of Satan.


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I fell asleep to “Diemonds” the album “Never Wanna Die” followed by “Nothing but Thieves” their self-titled debut album.

I’m just doing light exercising today to this music “The Birds of Satan” (Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters 2, or 3rd casual solo project)

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Does anything in the title really determine what anyone is like in person?  It’s never crossed my mind!  All I need to know is if I want to be around you, as a friend, or are ugly on the inside & I’ll let you do your thing way over there?  I found out one of Canada’s famous comedians was gay.  Apparently he came out when I was in the hospital & guess what………………….there was no difference at all.  Still hilarious, I had no clue he was gay.  He was funny before he came out & he continues to be funny!  Unless you’re a member of a terrorist organization or KKK, I’ll give you a chance.


Vinnie Paul, former drummer of Pantera, plays Wikipedia fact or fiction.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Babymetal moments


That was strange, yes I’ve heard of them before.  That was as weird as Marilyn Manson for me?  At least their happy with what they’re doing.


I love “The Agonist” out of Quebec!  This is what type of music that calms me & put’s me to sleep.  Anywho, “The Agonist” shared it….


I have a Fender Telecaster.  From a good friend got it for me, signed by Ian Fletcher Thornley of Big Wreck, given to me while in the hospital.


Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes was very well done!!!!!!!!!!


Nine Inch Nails ranked.  I’m not a big fan, although they have a handful of songs I like

From the “Sound City” documentary


U2 are touring for their 1987 masterpiece’ 30th anniversary, The Joshua Tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love that album!!!!

This song was recorded during the sessions of “The Joshua Tree” but it was shelved for years and later released on a greatest hits album


Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) he beat throat cancer while recording the album they released & toured!!!  I’d give him my vote for “Rock Titan of the Year”


Who saw that coming?  Oh…………………..wait…………………………..EVERYONE!  It’ll be fantastic when Trump gets control of the red button!

I wonder what Trump thinks about all of the immigrants who got their citizenship to America & were injured or died protecting America?


So Maynard is doing stuff with “A Perfect Circle” this year?  I’m guessing no work on the supposed new “Tool” album, you know, his original band?  Or is this more misleading from the Tool camp?


Top 100 hard rock songs of 2016

How long can this band exist?  I’m not in my early 20s anymore!


This should be a really good tour!  U2 & Noel Gallagher, could also break the bank.


Ozzy Osbourne overdosed years ago.  Does this really shock anyone?




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

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I fell asleep to “David Bowie” a Greatest Hits compilation.

For exercise I first put on “Better Than Ezra” the 13 song album “Friction Baby” when that played through I put on “The Birds of Satan” their only/self titled album (Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side project, where he plays the drum & sings).

^^I bought the CD in high school in the $0.01 deal from BMG or Columbia House. I think I went back & forth 4 times on those deals after I had full filled my 3 purchases of $28.99? I remember subscribing to both twice.

1000 crunches is the new daily exercise goal with a 2 other exercises afterwards! If Kevin Hart can do it, there’s no reason I can’t, I’ve got the time

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A great start to what will be a good story “win or lose” for the Toronto Blue Jays. 8 complete innings pitched by 24 years young pitcher Marcus Stroman followed by the 9th inning closer 21 years young Roberto Osuna. 2 run home run by short stop Troy Tulowitzki in a 5-3 win for the Toronto Blue Jays. Only 161 games to go until the last 2 at the beginning of October. Plus the playoffs if that happens? Water & grapes aren’t necessarily baseball food, it just feels wrong? Troy Tulowitzki first home run of all players in 2016.

I’m helping Kim out with the cleaning here more & more. I’ve been assigned bathroom duty. (Hahaha, I said doodie). I finished one washroom and moving on to the second bathroom on Sunday, all the while singing & rocking/headbanging to “…done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next one. Done, done on to the next one. Done I’m done & I’m on to the next…”. All of this was before my overflowing joy after a Blue Jay win!

I’ll let you know right now it’s summer which means I won’t be as consistent with my blogging. Wednesday’s blog may be a little bit later due to an afternoon baseball game. Don’t people work on Wednesdays? Thursday you might get a 4 day exercise total with a dash of music news? Friday, & Saturday, I’m not even going to pretend there’s a computer in here. I’ll catch you on Sunday with what could be a looong weekend update after the 3rd baseball game in Toronto that day against the visiting Boston Red Sox.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine checks out the School of Rock.

I know nothing about her or her music but it’s good to hear she’s taking a stand by saying ‘Hey, this isn’t right’ basically.

Am I reading this right? Are “In Flames” done recording another album? That would be AWESOME!!

10 best metal albums of 1996

I don’t consider “Tool” a metal group but that was a fantastic album!!!

I’m not much of a Jonny Depp fan in any roll. I guess he’s a big enough star that he can afford to do what he likes, so he’s giving music a shot………………….wait…………………wasn’t he complaining about actors crossing over into music & vice versa? Yes, yes he was, but that was months ago nobody will remember that.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but my wife is, so I hear it on occasion. Fine by me, I tune it out. We have this recorded & haven’t had time to watch it yet.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Royal Blood, a pleasant surprise for most rock fans!!!! “Wait,….I’m going to see Foo Fighters with my dad? Royal Blood is the opener? AWESOME! What else is going to happen, my jaw won’t go further down? Road trip to Calgary to see my aunts & uncles with Kim, & a boat load of cheaply priced liquor!?!” That was an awesome but quick trip last summer! There was also a day with a hand full of brewery tours!

6 unanswered questions Rolling Stone still has about the Guns n’ Roses reunion. They give an inch & every fan wants a mile!?!?

Deftones fans this one’s for you!!!! New video inside the link!!!!!

Why would anyone care about Bieber’s hair being dreads? Is the world just picking out things to complain about with him? He’ll shave it off when he gets bored with it, then everyone can complain about him being bald? ‘Cause the hair style changes everything!?!?

Don’t forget “Star Wars : Episode VII The Force Awakens” is available on DVD & Blu-Ray tomorrow, I’ve got the first 6 on DVD. I like having the complete series, so I’ll ask the boss if she wouldn’t mind picking it up after work tomorrow?

The most viewed carpool karaoke segment on

AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” used in the development of a cancer fighting medicine.

Consequence of Sound ask what would be your walk up to home plate for an at bat now that baseball has started? This would be mine if we could pretend I’d hit or have the ability to play this position? 3rd base is where I lived & was a guaranteed out for the opposing team!

25 year anniversary of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album in September. Bassist Krist Novoselic interview/article.

My favourite song from the album. Also my favourite cover song I’ve ever played on stage!!!!!



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