WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/THE DAMNED THINGS

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4 day exercise total; 000 pushups, 200 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 0 tricep lifts, 300  squats, 200 back flexes.  Yoga & stretching for just over an hour on Tuesday & Thursday.  No arm stuff this week, those muscles are incredibly sore.

I fell asleep to “Pink” the album “Hurts 2B Human”

I exercised to “Metallica” the album “Master of Puppets”

 

Please know that I wasn’t an angry monster this entire time?  I bawled a lot while in the WRC, my frustration & anger got to the point where I’d send any random person that didn’t agree with me a nasty email or private message.  The frustration, anger, & stress took over again in late April.  As for now I’m feeling better by just admitting publically that it’s all on me.  I can’t wait to see a professional & start dealing with my issues, & having so many people not tip-toe around me in case I blow up.  I was never that person before & I REALLY don’t want to be that person again, EVER!

I may exercise quite a bit, so the physical side of cancer can easily be worked on.  The mental side I’ll have to have assistance with.

I had a routine Cancer Clinic appointment late Wednesday morning.  Different Doctor that has never seen me before.  My doctor is away until this summer.  No cancer & nobody called me fat!

The doctor asked what I did for exercise since it came up.  I told him part of my workout schedule & he just stopped me & said “Well now I feel bad”.  I told him it wasn’t that big of a deal, I don’t have a job, therefor I have all the time in the world to exercise.

He went on to say that many people who get cancer often wonder “Why me”?  I did that for quite a while until I realized & wrote this before, “Why not me”?  I’d rather be on the inside of the story than on the outside looking in & wondering/worrying if things will workout?

 

22 years ago on May 20th 1997, Foo Fighters released “The Colour & the Shape”.  The next, 3rd, album “There is Nothing Left to Lose” inspired me to pick up a guitar & teach myself how to play it.

https://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-the-colour-and-the-shape-anniversary/?fbclid=IwAR0zS1Ibfx3BMN8fuWD-k1V6kZ6Npg9ZHNWNL9mArHTmdhE8uagit05dLSg

What will be coming out this year & is already recorded!  Alter Bridge, Big Wreck, Chevelle, Sum 41, & Tool, so they say.  Here are the tracks these bands have released from their new albums.

Why is Hollywood continuing to feed us reboots?  It wasn’t a musical before for a reason!

https://ew.com/theater/2019/05/17/back-to-the-future-musical-2020-premiere-date/?fbclid=IwAR3nwwbRkIEb2gbLTDgp4w3YEoyQZ4-IoMhXsddh_7hoHKK2dHSTprNkOKg

We don’t have enough time for me to describe my feelings towards Spotify.

https://smartmusicbusiness.com/order-form-28185599?fbclid=IwAR0GdUhRRn_ncA7S9C1p7x87ISz1TsvSMwWuiGHM0BJ2VDcDlC8Wya1VSo4

23 years ago Tuesday, May 21st.  Soundgarden released the album “Down on the Upside”

What does a heckler get out of messing with a person that has a microphone?  Nothing!  Only that now EVERYONE knows who the heckler is!

The best of “Lamb of God”?  I already have all of their albums?

https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B07HXQS7YY?ref=dm_sh_d735-c32a-141a-de91-8b77e&fbclid=IwAR0eK_IW3JGrKaBnC8tIWTUmZEBn_TV5OpH6GuGM6myEhztVm1n-4ChplQg

Long article/interview with Ozzy Osbourne

https://www.kerrang.com/features/ozzy-osbourne-its-like-a-heavyweight-fight-every-night-for-me-i-want-to-go-out-and-knock-the-crowd-out/?utm_campaign=loudwire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&influencer=true&fbclid=IwAR38URyu1zPhkZJbuPDeIvTPzGqu888MsDOcYFv3C9uYjqRca9TYOFYZ6g4

 

THE DAMNED THINGS

This group is more of a side project for the 5 musicians that are already in different bands.  Guitarist Scott Ian from “Anthrax”, the 2 lesser known members of “Fall Out Boy”, the 2nd guitarist & drummer.  A singer & bassist that don’t ring a bell for me.  They released their 2nd album at the end of April.  WOW sophomore slump.  The first album was great, nothing like the 2nd album at all.  I don’t like calling out a band on a bad album.  I preordered it so that’s on me.  Neither of their albums are really metal, they’re more of a hard rock vibe to them.  I’ll give 2 songs from each album.  Maybe the 2nd album will grow on me?

 

2010   IRONICLAST

 

2019   HIGH CRIMES

 

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MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE/DEVIN TOWNSEND & DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

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Music throughout the weekend.  “Pink”, “The Damned Things”, “Foo Fighters”, & “Big Wreck”

 

Moments after I posted Friday’s blog, I got a call from an office regarding my mental health.  I now have an appointment scheduled for June.  That’s the earliest they can get me in.  So things are moving but at a snail’s pace.

Friday evening I watched the Toronto Blue Jays game.  The 20 years & 1 month old much talked about Vladimir Guerrero Junior’s 1st big league game.  He even got a standing ovation for grabbing a slow foul ball & tossing it to a fan in the crowd.  Toronto must be a boring place?  That or that fans have been hearing about his offense since he was signed at the age of 16.  He went 1 – 4 at bat.  After a day of interviews, a press conference & then a baseball game.  I’d just want to go home & go right to bed, at whatever age.  Toronto fans in Toronto at the games should probably dial back the energy & let the guy play?  I have never heard of that much enthusiasm for any player EVER.  Calm down, he’ll play again tomorrow.

More baseball on Saturday during the day & today.  Kim’s setting up the place for a photo shoot today.  We went for appetizers & a couple of drinks at “Tommy’s Speakeasy” on Saturday evening.  My brother & 2 other guys from their band were playing acoustic cover songs.  I spoke with one of the volunteers that I’d see in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) program I was in.  Brief but good to see him.

Today is the 3rd & final game with Oakland in Toronto.  They get Monday off, then 3 games in Anaheim then 3 games in Texas.  Kim has a photo shoot in the afternoon, & I’ll be boiling eggs & making my veggie juice for the week.

 

Sting on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/sting-walking-on-the-moon-tonight-show-jimmy-fallon-828247/?fbclid=IwAR0FVskmFACAMbDbAnI1g0hhd6BvU51ioNzXnRDOQngaAtluAD3yPSOfL74

Jimmy Fallon is the bee’s knees!  Get it………Sting…bee’s………oh gorsh I’m old!

Jimmy Fallon & Paul Rudd recreate their 1980s video!

No, I likely won’t see these 3 movies in the theater.  Brewster has intense anxiety separation issues, unless there is somebody around to take care of him.  My brother & I might go to Avengers: Endgame this week, we’ll see?

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND & DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

He’s an unknown metal musician from B.C. Canada.  He’s unknown outside the metal listeners.  He recorded “Lamb of God” their album “As the Palaces Burn” album.  At the time the some of the members of “Lamb of God” had no clue who he was?  He was asked to mix the album & replied “Are you kidding me?  NO!”

He’s been around for quite a while as the singer & guitarist for “Strapping Young Lad”, “Devin Townsend Project”, & just released a solo album on March 29th.  His brand of metal is weird.  It’s like ambient noise or a Disney song with his vocals, a guitar, & usually a choir?  Here’s a song from the “Lamb of God” album he recorded, followed by his solo album & my favourite “Devin Townsend Project” album….

 

2019   EMPATH

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

 

2012   EPICLOUD

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He has many “Devin Townsend Project” albums & 6 “Strapping Young Lad” studio albums & a greatest hits album.  “Strapping Young Lad” is a bit too much for me.

 

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EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL/BARNEY BENTALL

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4 day exercise total; 400 pushups, 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 0 tricep lifts, 0  squats, 0 back flexes.

I can’t seem to shake this cold.  I start coughing when I do certain exercise or as much as I’d like to.  That’s the reason for the low numbers this week…..again.  My energy is still quite low as well.  My energy is still fighting my cold.

I fell asleep to “Foo Fighters” the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose” followed by “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

I exercised to “Bush” the album “Sixteen Stone”

 

I’ll let you know that on weekends my food consumption isn’t always super healthy.  I figure, keep everything in stricked moderation.  Now with that being said, there are things that I used to eat that I can’t handle anymore.  Example; My first bite of anything chocolate makes me cough uncontrollably.  I eat chocolate, but not like I used to.  Anything battered &/or deep fried I’m very concerned about how I’ll feel in 30 minutes.  This is more about me getting older than it’s about having had cancer.  After a road trip or just eating junk food, my body just cries vegetables & water.  I just don’t do that too much.

My doctor does have me on heart burn pills though.  My heart burn got quite intense when I had cancer.  I have thrown up stomach bile after forgetting or running out of my heart burn pills.

At this point I thought I’d be walking?  Frustrating, but I guess I’m not done exercising.  I should change it up a bit with some stretching & yoga 2 days a week, instead of working on my arms.  2 days of yoga a week, then 2 days of arms a week.

I got a call from an intake program.  They asked me a few questions & told me they would pass on my info to a psychologist, therapist, or psychiatrist.  I have enough pills as it is & obviously they’re not enough.  If I have to see a psychiatrist, I hope this person will talk more than just prescribe more pills?

 

I got my 2 preorder albums today.  “Pink” – Hurts 2B Human & “The Damned Things” – High Crimes

POSSIBLE LANGUAGE IN BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone deals with something mentally at some point in their lives, I think?  Even just mourning a death of a friend or family member.  Nobody is perfect, as hard as they try.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/britney-spears-addresses-mental-health-rumors-instagram-video-826453/?fbclid=IwAR2oMsS4kQg1Y3b-9UvH6fDN9RkDXoI7lxJCpC1aj8QK9Ffm0vG_vpgR3WY

I would LOVE to have Myles Kennedy’s voice!

https://www.musicradar.com/news/myles-kennedys-top-5-tips-for-vocalists-you-live-and-die-by-your-placement-and-how-hard-youre-pushing?fbclid=IwAR1tkfy82tou8FZRvAZz-rXaOkfck4-Veq-rRAVIVj_Pqn4D7wne6_N7YW4

39 years ago Thursday “Black Sabbath” released the album “Heaven & Hell”.  Their first album with Ronnie James Dio.

 

BARNEY BENTALL

I don’t know much about him.  My dad was a fan & a guy in Grade 10 drafting with me, loved this album, the only album I have & it’s from around that time.  It’s from 1995.  Yes, I’m staring down the barrel of being 40, not that big of a deal.  So here we go…..

 

1995   GIN PALACE

 

Did you hear that the number 1 prospect will be playing 3B for the Toronto Blue Jays tonight?  I’ve been hearing about this every day since the beginning of the regular season (March 28th).  He’s 19 or 20 years old & his dad, Vladimir Guerrero, is in the Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo.  I’ve heard WAY TOO MUCH about this kid.  No pressure kid, only the entire baseball world will be watching you.  His hype could likely hurt him?  If he doesn’t hit a home run tonight, many people will be disappointed.  Granted there are no big names on the roster at the moment other than starting pitchers that are already dropping like flies.

He’s a kid!  Burry him in the batting line-up for a few days, he doesn’t need more pressure than he has right now.  Have him batting anywhere from 6th – 9th in the line-up & let him catch his breath.

My Blue Jay roster is close to filled through 2021.  Starting Pitchers; Stroman, Borucki, Sanchez, Panone, & _____.

Catcher Jansen, 1B Tellez, 2B Biggio, 3B Guerrero, SS Bichette, Outfield McKinney, Hernandez, & Grichuk.

Bench & utility players; Urena, Gurriel Junior, Alford, Maile.

Bullpen; Giles, Tepera, Biagini, Mayza, Gaviglio, _____, _____.  As for a Designated Hitter, I have no idea?

I’ve heard more about this kid than I have about Avengers End Game.

 

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WEEKEND UPDATE & DAVID BOWIE

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Music throughout the weekend.  “In Flames”, “Mark Morton”, “The Damned Things”, “Dream Theater”, “Muse”, & “The Watchmen”

 

The rest of Friday was quite tame, Brewster had trim on Saturday at 8:00 am.  We had enough time to get coffee & cinnamon buns to go.  He loves the groomers & only takes about an hour to get a wash & trim.  He smelled like coconut & still does a bit.

We were tired & had a nap.  Kim on the couch, I got onto the floor to sleep beside my Homeslice, who immediately got on the couch with Kim.  They curled up on the couch together, & I used Brewster’s favourite blanket as a pillow on the floor.  Once I got off of the floor I watched some preseason baseball along with 2 Guiness beer.  Irish beer that’s way too dark to make green.

She’s got a TON on her plate today.  Today Kim is finishing her homework for her photography class, I’ll do some cleaning, she’ll get some groceries & finish the laundry.  I’ll boil some eggs & make a veggie juice for the week.  Then we’ll relax.

 

 

DAVID BOWIE

You know him & you either like him or can’t stand him.  I have no problem with him.  One of my dad’s favourite music acts, & yes unfortunately he’s no longer with us.  I only have 2 “Greatest Hits” albums & the album “Tonight” so here we go…..

 

This is what you play in the car on your way to your in-laws when you get a call from your Realtor that tells you, you have your first house.

 

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FOOTBALL STADIUM MUSIC

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Rated R: DELUXE EDITION” I bought the deluxe version yesterday.  This was followed by their album “…Like Clockwork”

I exercised to “Live” the album “The Distance to Here”

 

Weekly exercise total; 360 pushups, 1000 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 600 tricep pushups, 200 back flexes, 500 squats.

 

11 days off were nice but my goodness my abs are OUTRAGEOUSLY sore, especially when I do my pushups?  I’m going to have to build up to 240 pushups.  120 is my limit right now.  I figured I try this every 48 hours thing on the pushups first to see if it helps.  My legs & abs are what I need to focus on more.  Wish I could revert to 1,500 crunches a day but that aggravated my back quite a bit.

I think this every other day thing might work?  I think next week I’ll do squats, leg lifts, & crunches on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday.  On Tuesday & Thursday I’ll do my pushups, tricep pushups & back flexes?  I’ll see what happens?

Well I hear that March of next year the iTunes store & CDs will be weaned out as an option for purchasing music, we’ll see what happens.  I still have a working 160 gb classic iPod (iPod classic can’t be used with Apple Music).  After many minor meltdowns, I still don’t know what I’ll do?  I’ll see what happens if it comes to that point & cross that bridge when I get there.  I’ve spoken with quite a few of Apple support workers & they claim to know nothing about this.  I’ve also spoken to members of signed bands who have confirmed that the iTunes store & CDs will be obsolete in the near future.

I sincerely hope streaming music folk don’t lose their music if their streaming music site goes down!

 

MUSIC AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD

 

I am so happy I don’t see a breakdown of my season ticket for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.  I know they can’t make everyone happy all of the time, I wish they would stop trying to do so.

I’m not much of a country music fan, but everybody else seems to be.  Just play country music at the games.  That will likely please 90% of the people there.  The “rock” music they play is really not worth the effort.  Country music & rap pump up music seems to please most people at the games.  I’m not there for the music, just the football game.  The one highlight for me, musically, on Thursday, July 5th was a bit of “Metallica”

Most of the 1980s rock & hair metal is not for me, most people at the games seem to tolerate it until they finish the commercial break or play country music.  “In the end” I’m not there for the music, just the game.

My bucket list…

“Muse”, “Alter Bridge”, “Nothing but Thieves”, “Paramore”, “Dead Sara”, “Bruno Mars”, “Jack Johnson”, & “The Damned Things”.  There’s probably more but that’s just off of the top of my head.

 

There’s a dress code at Marilyn Manson concerts now?  I’ve never been a fan of his.  I guess you must have to “Praise” him at his concerts.  If I ever see him live, I’ll take a knee!

 

Muse live in theaters EVERYWHERE on Thursday, July 12th!  Unless you live in Saskatchewan.

 

I’m still judging “Live” from the “Throwing Copper” album.  This new song “Love Lounge” is quite good from the original 4 members!

 

I think “Steel Panther” missed a few memos?  A) No one needs an effect pedal called “P**** Melter” if you can do well without it & not use that word ever & especially with all of the other crap going on in the world.  B) The 1980s are over, you don’t need to dress up like you fit in with bands from the ‘80s!

http://loudwire.com/petition-launched-re-release-steel-panther-guitarist-pussy-melter-effects-pedal/

 

System of a Down done?

 

 

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Stay safe out there,

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UNIVERSITY & SIAST/SOUNDGARDEN & PANTERA

 

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I fell asleep to “The Damned Things” the album “Ironiclast”

I exercised to “INXS’” Greatest Hits

Yes, I was in both.  I started University in September of 1998.  I took a year of Engineering, 2nd semester (January of 1999) was for me try & pass the classes I failed terribly, that didn’t happen for me though.  I really had no clue as to what I wanted to do.  I took one more semester starting in September of 1999.  I took random classes to see if something peaked my interest.  Nothing!

I worked at the Delta hotel from 1996 I think all the way through to the first 4 or 5 months of 2001.  My boss at the Delta was very accommodating with my schedule for school.  When I dropped out of university I worked full time, mostly at 5:00 or 6:00 am.  In the summer of 2001 I got a job at The Staples call center.  I had already been accepted to start SIAST in September of 2001.  I worked full time for that summer, then dropped my working hours to part time hours, I think I dropped them to 10 or 15 hours a week?  I know at one point, once I was in SIAST, they wanted part time workers to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.  I couldn’t do that so I quit to focus on school.  Corey McDonald started SIAST in December of 2001.

We bonded very fast for our mutual passion for chicken wings, beer, & guitar/music.  He really got me into heavier music.  I think once he started SIAST there were 5 guys in my class of 30 or so?  Kim was in that class & Corey’s wife Jolene was in that class as well.  Corey & Jolene started dating in late February of 2002.  Kim & I started dating about a week into April of 2002.  I got my first guitar for my birthday in January of 2001.  I was already singing with Dave, Rob, & Rydell in our band in University.

 

SOUNDGARDEN & PANTERA

University, SIAST, & later on in high school were my years to discover the music I liked & wanted to hear.  Even now, I’m discovering new bands.  Being in a band was always a great way to discover other bands from different places!  Like the group “Flatlined” from Ontario.  Nobody would have a clue who they were other than friends & fans of the last group I was in with my brother.  They were touring Canada & when they came to Regina we’d always play a show with them!

Unfortunately they have parted ways.  They were great though & there’s a good chance that whoever is reading this, 95% of you have never heard of them.

I had a CD holder that held 40 discs, wherever I went, it came with me.  Corey noticed I had “Superunknown” by his favourite band “Soundgarden” & “Pantera’s” Greatest Hits album.  He had 5 or 6 Pantera CDs he lent me & also lent me “Badmotorfinger” by Soundgarden.  I rushed out after listening to each CD once to buy my own copy of these albums.  I really liked them!

“Badmotorfinger” is my go to album when I listen to Soundgarden.  I listen to the 3 after this album just haven’t bothered to listen to the 2 before it.  I even own 1 of them on CD.  Here are the 3 CDs & 1 iTunes album I listen to & own by Soundgarden.

 

NOW IT’S TIME FOR SOME PANTERA!

 

Pantera’s guitar player was shot & killed in 2004, on stage in a club after Pantera had broken up.  His brother was the drummer for Pantera & the group “Hell Yeah” that he was playing with at the time.  I think that’s the name of the group?

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

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

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

 

2 Releases on Friday, “Tesseract”–“Sonder” & “A Perfect Circle”-“Eat the Elephant”

WOW, just saw this.  That’s quite radio friendly for “A Perfect Circle”.  The other 3 songs I’ve heard aren’t.

“Tremonti” too.  WHAT THE HECK???????????????????

Megadeth albums ranked by Loud Wire

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

My top 3 are easily 3. Dystopia   2. Rust in Peace   1. Endgame

 

Sad, I watched a fair amount of “Night Court” growing up.  It was one of my dad’s favourite sitcoms!

https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/harry-anderson-night-court-actor-dead-at-65-w519223

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/FOO FIGHTERS

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I fell asleep to “Our Lady Peace” the album “Somethingness”, followed by “Metallica” the album “Load”

I forgot to charge the remote for the stereo last night.  I exercised in silence.

 

Weekly total, 4 day total; 800 pushups, 560 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 240 squats, 240 tricep pushups, & 160 back flexes.

I was sick Sunday night until 4:00 am or so.  Kim braved the storm for me to get some medicine.  I was fine on Monday, just really tired.  Waste of a day!

Tuesday, I was fine & got my exercises done ASAP as usual, had my typical breakfast of a hardboiled egg, veggie juice, rice cake, black coffee, & about a liter of water.  That’s breakfast for me 5 days a week.  Then I continue to drink at least 2.8 liters of water every day.  Yesterday I had just over 4 liters of water.  No wonder I pee so often?

Nobody just wakes up & decides “I think today I’ll do 200 pushups!”  It’s a slow building process.  I started off doing 30 pushups on my knees.  One day I said to myself “Let’s see if I can figure out how to do them on my feet, with my toes so curled that I can’t bend them?”  I can’t even curl my toes with my hands, so when I do pushups, it’s also a matter of balancing on my feet.  At first it was near impossible.  Now it has just become routine.

All of this exercise I’m doing is so that I can one day walk.  Remember, I’ve got the time to do this.  You likely have other priorities, kids, work, etc.  Exercising is my job, which I don’t get paid for!  Other than disability pay & insurance.

When I find something that I’m doing is up to my standards, I increase the number slowly.  Like adding 5 whatever to a set.  EVERYTHING started at a low level & slowly increased.  Nothing ever started at 8 repetitions of 25, I had to build up to that number.

I went into the hospital at 265, ate crap, gained 8” on my waist, now as of Tuesday I’m 220lbs.  Anything lower than 210 or 215 would make me look like a bag of bones!

I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I have to adapt to regular life.  Baseball is more of a mental sport where you have to think about what is going to happen & what does each player need to do.  I played third base commonly called “The Hot Corner” so I would think & then react quickly if the ball was hit in my direction.  So in that way baseball taught me how to think & adapt when needed.  I had a roughly 90’ between myself & the batter.  I didn’t know if it would be hit to me or how hard the batter would hit it?  Just react & adapt.

 

FOO FIGHTERS

I was slowly getting into “grunge” music, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc.  I went out & bought Foo Fighters’ 2nd album “The Colour & The Shape”.  I was hooked.  This was in 1998, the album actually came out in May of 1997.  They released their 3rd album in November of 1999, my Grandmother died of breast cancer on December 5th of that year.  Instead of writing a final exam in University, I would drive to Moose Jaw (45 minutes away) & back, blasting the album “There is Nothing Left to Lose”.  That’s when they became one of my 2 favourite bands.  I listened to that album twice a day (if not more) front to back.  From then on I’ve purchased all of their albums on release day.  Of course I went back after buying the 2nd album & bought the first album ASAP.  From that point on it was “What else is out there that I need to hear?”  So here’s one song from each album of Foo Fighters, in order of release….


A HILARIOUS voice of a generation!

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/beavis-and-butt-head-the-voice-of-a-generation-rolling-stones-1993-cover-story-20110202

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beavis-and-butt-head-one-liners/

Well here’s a bunch of “Tool” news if you choose to believe it?

http://loudwire.com/tool-producer-joe-barresi-new-album/

Stone Temple Pilots news regarding a new song & the link to Chester Bennington of “Linkin Park”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/new-stone-temple-pilots-singer-jeff-gutt-reveals-chester-bennington-connection-premieres-new-song-145707075.html

I don’t know who still follows “Our Lady Peace” but they have a new album out right now.  Ben Harper will also be releasing a new album on March 30th.

Yes, I got the “Our Lady Peace” album last night.

New “A Perfect Circle” video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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

“I feel good about the good things, & bad about the bad things”-Dave Grohl

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

Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

P.S.  No, we don’t have any plans.