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Music throughout the weekend “In Flames”, “Aladdin”, “Trivium”, & “Lamb of God”


I’ll be checking my email & Facebook as usual & I’ll likely pop in with the odd post here.  My routine will be similar, but with far fewer posts here.  After Friday, December 20th, I plan to relax & enjoy the holidays.  Hang out with family & friends.  All while practicing on my acoustic guitar, still have to build strength in my individual fingers on my left hand.  The better you are on acoustic, the easier electric guitar is.

I don’t plan on straying too far from my regular food intake, just moderation around Christmas goodies.  I’m at a point where I’ve lost a significant amount of body fat & have gained noticeable muscle.  I’d like to keep that trend going.

I was going to lighten up on the exercise sooner than later, but I’ve changed my mind.  Better to keep things at full tilt for a bit longer.

Well I didn’t make it to my brother’s group’s (Room 333) show at The Exchange Friday evening.  A LOUD rock show.  My dad & I had planned on going but both of my parents weren’t feeling well.  Stayed home with Kim & watched some stuff on the DVR.

Kim struggled most of the day putting up the Christmas tree.  Pre-lit fake tree with a string of lights out on the lower half.  3 trips to a hardware store & she finally just went with a string that are a different shade of white.  I figure once the tree is covered in decorations it won’t matter.

Just need some Christmas lists from others & then we shop & probably do some baking!

We ended up watching the live action version of “Aladdin”.  We rented it from iTunes.  I think we should cancel our “Crave” streaming site, that we rarely watch, & sign up for “Disney +” ASAP.  We have “Netflix” & “Amazon Prime” I’d dump “Crave” in a heartbeat.  For the amount of time that we actually watch TV, we spend for more than we have time to watch.

Today I get to pick out the 37 layers I’ll wear to the outdoor CFL Western final with the Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

I wear shorts year ‘round if possible, I hate wearing full length pants, they drive me even further into crazyville.  I plan to come home after the game & peal down to shorts & a T-Shirt.


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Music throughout the weekend.

I don’t own this, it is a possibility for me in the future though.  We listened to it on Apple Music.  I put on “Finger Eleven” & Kim piped up instantly saying she had a headache so I changed it to this…


Have you ever heard “Ronnie James Dio” play “Holy Diver” acoustic?  “Room 333” did it acoustic & live Friday evening.  Somehow it was good, different but good.


My father & I went to The Exchange Friday night to see 3/5 of my brother’s group members, Room 333, play acoustic as an opening act for Tyler Gilbert.  I haven’t been there in a long time.  The last time I was there I was in my 1/3 wheelchairs & still in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  My brother & Roque lifted me up on to the slightly higher level, so I could see the show.  I like going to The Exchange it’s not Cheers, but lots of people know who you are by name & never think twice about helping anyone out.

Saturday was quiet.  I woke up, asked Kim “What time is it?”  She replied “9:00 am”.  I reply “Are you not going to work today?”  She replies “No it’s Saturday.”  I don’t know what I was thinking?  Kim spent the day working on her photos/homework for her class.  I got up & showered, which becomes useless at this time of year, I was sweating profusely by 2:00 in the afternoon.  I watched Blue Jays first of 4 Spring Training games left before the regular season starts on Thursday.  Made my vegetable juice for the week & hardboiled eggs for us.  I also wrote down what we needed for groceries.  I felt quite energetic on Saturday despite sweating so much.

For Saturday evening we ordered from “Brown’s Social House”.  I had a burger & yam fries.  I’m still not much of a fan of that place, but EVERYBODY else is.

My younger brother turned 32 on Saturday.

Kim & I rented “Instant Family” from iTunes Saturday night.  A comedy about kids being adopted from the foster care program starring Mark Wahlberg & Rose Byrne.

This morning Kim went for a walk around Wascana Lake with Jolene.  I got up & showered.  Then went straight to the kitchen to empty the dishwasher & have some breakfast with some “Finger Eleven” playing on the stereo!  I’ll be watching Blue Jays baseball again today, tomorrow, & Tuesday.  Wednesday they’re off for a day, & Thursday is when the regular season/marathon of 162 games that end September 29th.  Blue Jays play the final 2 spring training games in Montreal on Monday & Tuesday.  Mitch’s birthday supper with the family this evening.  I think everybody gave him cash?  Mitch & Rachel just got a new born puppy that needs surgery to fix her heart murmur.  I think she is only 3 or 4 pounds right now?  He surgery will be in Saskatoon & quite expensive.  Also a week long including tests one day, then surgery, & 3 days to recover.  The breeders flat out lied about having insurance for this sort of thing.



Spider-man “Far From Home” can’t get here fast enough!

Season 3 of “Stranger Things” isn’t that far away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is a Keto diet?  A fad.  Works for some people, does nothing for others.  My uncle’s on it & he’s lost a lot of weight, he looks like a different person from a distance.  My mom has tried it & wasn’t successful.  Eat fat to eat the other fat.  Remember the Atkins diet that was eat nothing but protein?  Another fad diet that didn’t work for everyone.

I’m almost sure I’ll buy the “Feed the Machine” album by “Nickleback”?  That will make 4 purchased albums & 2 that I’ll listen to on occasion.



Daron is the guitar player & 2nd singer for the metal group “System of a Down”.  Serj Tankian is the lead vocalist for “System of a Down”.  It’s very much like “Jerry Cantrell” & “Layne Staley” in the original line-up for “Alice in Chains”.  Sort of 2 singers in one band.

All of the members of “System of a Down” are Armenian.

Anyways, Daron Malakian has released 2 albums as “Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway” a self-titled album in 2008 & an album titled “Dictator” in 2018.  “System of a Down” has released 5 individual albums, 2 in 2005 that fit together as a double album.  There are rumours floating around that they might get together to record a new album, but I’m not holding my breath for it.  They do have tour dates in America that likely doesn’t mean anything though.  They’ve toured on & off over the years.


2008   Daron Malakian & the Scars on Broadway



2018   “Dictator”



As for the Toronto Blue Jays, they can’t trade center fielder, I assume more because of his batting average?  They’ve already bought out 2 contracts to set the players free or cheap enough to trade early in the off season to a tune of $56,000,000.  Kevin Pillar will get $521,100 this year.  Next year he goes through arbitration expecting to make over $5,000,000.  Buy out his contract to make room for the 20 year old Short Stop Bo Bichette or a fourth outfielder Anthony Alford.

Blue Jay fans aren’t expecting much this year with so many players coming up from the minor leagues this year & Bichette played well enough to at least platoon short stop with the veteran they signed to a 1 year contract.  Bichette & Vladimir Guerrero Junior should both be in the major league in mid-April!  At the moment Blue Jay fans have no reason to buy a ticket for opening day on Thursday.  I’d go if I could afford to, since I’ve never been to a MLB game.  Out of 162 games, I predict them to win 60-70 games this year, I hope they prove me wrong.  To make the playoffs you need to win at least 95 games.  No playoffs for the Jays this year, lots of young players!


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Friday evening we didn’t do much other tan have Dairy Queen for supper, super healthy!  We went to bed around 9 or 9:30 pm, we had to get up early.

Saturday we left our place around 8 am got coffee, picked up Sherry & drove to Kim & Sherry’s aunt’s place in Kinistino, a small town about 3 hours north, 15 minutes away from my in-laws place.  I haven’t been in my parent’s – in – laws house yet since 2007.  Shirley (my mother- in – law) does catering.  She ran a coffee shop/small diner in Birch Hills I was there when I was sick since Kim took me for the day.  Shirley was having a bake sale there, Kim shoved my wheelchair in the corner & I fell asleep.  It was a day trip for us 3 ½ hours there & 3 ½ hours back to Regina.  I’ve been to the lodge also for Shirley’s family reunion.

Good & bad things about being married to the daughter of a chef.  Really tasty food but usually not healthy food.  As with every Thanksgiving I ate too much.  I don’t think we’ll have to cook anything for a week?

We drove home on Sunday after a lunch of leftovers & a birthday cake for Kim & her mom.  Kim’s birthday is the 22nd & Mom’s is on Halloween.

We got to Regina at about 4:30 pm.  I had some family in town from Alberta.  We went to my parents’ place where everyone was for Thanksgiving.  It’s my Grandmother’s birthday soon, so I had 1 more piece of cake.  Mitch & I took our younger cousin out for a beer.  Mom found a bar that was open, & we left.  I thought it would be fairly empty on Thanksgiving Sunday, but it was fairly busy.  Split 2 pitchers of beer between the 3 of us & called it a night around 10:30 pm or so.  We, Canadians of course, have today off.  Other than getting ready for the 4 day week & taking our “niece” to a movie, we’ll see what else happens?

Yes, I listened to a ton of music to & from Kinistino.  I sat in the back with Brewster, Kim drove with Sherry in the passenger seat.  Brewster ate some of Auntie Donna’s dog food for her dog.  It didn’t agree with Brewster’s tummy.  He just about killed me with puppy farts.  The first one I had him covered with my hoodie since it was cold out.  We had stopped for gas, I figured the smell was from the gas station then I took my hoodie off of him when it warmed up.  THAT WAS AN AWFUL MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Different smell, but still not a good one!  He didn’t want to leave my lap, the little goober farted on me 3 more times.  Good thing he’s cute!





Full disclosure, these reviews are my purchases of this year & some background from the bands.


Paramore sort of came out of nowhere for me.  My brother has been a fan of them for years, I do like a TON of their previous 4 albums.  I heard the singer, Hayley Williams, was born in 1988.  The band formed in Franklin, Tennessee in 2004.  She was signed & told the record company that she wanted to bring the rest of the band with her.  When you see her doing guest vocals with anyone, she’s always listed as Hayley Williams from Paramore.

The band released their first album “All We Know is Falling” in 2005, & released their 5th album “After Laughter” earlier this year.

Here’s a track from each of their first 4 albums.  Their recent release is completely different.

Their 5th & current album “After Laughter” is by far my favourite album in their catalogue.  Sounds very heavily influenced by early “Blondie” music from the early 1980’s.  Much more of a pop album than anything else!

Yes her voice is that good.  She can really pull it off live.


This is the album that really got me & made me a HUGE fan.  As for metal music all I’ll be purchasing that I know is coming out is “Trivium” on October 20th.  The metal music I listen to are better – known groups in the metal scene, especially Regina metal at The Exchange here in town, where our rock group played quite often.  There are very few places in town that allow original music groups or artists to play their music, but I’m really glad The Exchange is one of the few!  I could never play or scream like a metal music musician, I’m just a fan of metal.

As much as I used to dislike Metallica, their new album “Hardwired… self -destruct” is really good.  I do like some of the more “main-stream” metal, but I prefer more of the underground stuff especially the 2 underground juggernauts from Regina “Into Eternity” & “Third Ion”. Now if we could just get the local group “Itchy Stitches” of the ground.



I can’t believe “Puddle of Mudd” are still around or that he hasn’t been in jail this whole time?!?!?




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I fell asleep to “Lacuna Coil” the album “Comalies” after 1 or 2 songs on 3 different albums, 1 of them was ‘Rage Against The Machine’ the album “Evil Empire” & about ½ of “Wide Mouth Mason” the album “Stew”

This should be the clean version below, just beware there could be some LANGUAGE????

As for an exercise total, it was a week off so only 2200 crunches & 60 squats.

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Now it’s too late to say “It’s early but….” when speaking about the Toronto Blue Jays. Last year they acquired 5 players at the end of July & won the division. 2 of them played everyday, 1 played every 5 days & 2 were relief pitchers out of the bullpen that played maybe twice a week. 1 of the 5 is still a Blue Jay. He didn’t do much last year with the bat & it’s the same this year. 2 of the 4 that left did well last year. 2 players shouldn’t dictate what a team of 25 players can do. The current roster is arguably better than last year. The pitching is better, the batters are the same, with 1/9 being different, & the defense on paper is better. 8W-9L after 17 games, something is wrong? If they want to play meaningful baseball in September, these games are just as meaningful now.

To be honest, I hated grunge music when it became the BIG thing in 1991. I was 11 years old at the time. Rock, grunge, & metal was not the music that surrounded me. Now & since the late ’90s that’s pretty much all of my listening music with a dash of pop & jazz! When Nirvana came out with ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ I avoided it, but it was everywhere!

Not my favourite song on what will likely be or already is THE album of the ’90s, but still good. I really like the song ‘Breed’ from that album

Now I have all of the “Alice in Chains”, “Soundgarden”, “Pearl Jam”, “Stone Temple Pilots”, etc. albums, & metal albums. “Trivium” or “Lamb of God” would have to be near the top of my favourite metal groups.

Prince performs Foo Fighters at the Super Bowl!

Highly Suspect shared it………….again…………….LANGUAGE!!!!!

Police get goofy with a Drake cover.

Drake’s tune

Calgary or Edmonton, always AWESOME!

24 years ago Thursday ‘Beastie Boys’ released the album “Check Your Head”

Did I mention that “The Age of Electric” are playing in The Exchange Friday, May 27th. Time for my high school crush phase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel old!!

……………& the Prince tributes keep on rollin’, as expected……….

Yes, Prince wrote & recorded this, Sinead O’Connor covered it.

Foo Fighters covered Prince for a B-Side of a single on “The Colour & The Shape” album EXPLICIT LYRICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I’ve got this preordered. Release date on iTunes Friday, May 29th

I guess AC/DC held some auditions for a singer? I don’t know if Axl Rose had to audition? It’s likely inside the link.

Opeth has their own brand of beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder plays the ‘Batman’ theme with his 7 year old daughter.

Mark Tremonti article/interview

“One Week” people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who does Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine admire? I love the newest Megadeth album!! Also the newest Anthrax & Dream Theater! Good stuff coming out as far as rock & metal go, it’s just not at the front of the music scene right now.

I’d post all of the Prince news but this would be at least 10 pages long. I’m already at 4!


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Dolly Parton on Katy Perry

^^How can that be 1974???? (Maybe a dash of sarcasm in that)

We’ll see how smart I am at Foo Fighters release dates? I’ll let you know when I need internet life lines.

Foo Fighters” released in 1995

The Colour & The Shape” released in 1997

There is Nothing Left to Lose” released in November of 1999

One by One” released on October 22nd 2002, Kim’s birthday. The first birthday with me as a boyfriend.

In Your Honor” double album released in the summer of 2005

Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace” released in 2007

Wasting Light” released in April of 2011.

Sonic Highways” released in 2014

Saint Cecilia” EP released in late 2015

Hahahahaha no internet cheating just verified my answers on iTunes! I’m almost positive “The Colour & The Shape” will be a classic radio hit from my generation, maybe the first album too?

If you want to learn a guitar solo fro the upcoming “Tremonti” album. Sorry, it won’t let me embed the link for you?

Ah, Kongos shared their new video!!!!!! Great band from South Africa! Album out on June 10th. Preorder available on iTunes now!

I didn’t see them, but they were here in The Exchange!

Fantastic album with members of Pearl Jam & Soungarden paying tribute to deceased singer, Andy Wood who was in Mother Love Bone with members of Pearl Jam. He was also Chris Cornell’s roommate. Pearl Jam formed during or after this album.

Chris Henderson Regina based country artist with mo annoying twang an album & multiple singles on iTunes. This is the latest single

This is a prior single

OK? No point in lashing out about it, it wont solve anything it’s done, it happened & it’s over, be angry if you want for half an hour. You likely won’t remember this in 3 weeks.

I was the idiot who pretty much blasted whoever that was different from me. That’s not right! Will I remember having cancer in 20 years, sure. Will it be a huge problem? No! I work out to change my situation. Nobody gave me cancer. Do I like what happened? Of course not. So I’ll try to fix it MY WAY! Friends & family support are always welcome, but only I can make a difference for me! In other words “Hold my beer & watch this!!!!” This entire ordeal could be an epic fail video on

Oh, do I love me some Prince!

^^”This is just a tribute..”

Dave Grohl is the studio drummer for Tenacious D & often plays the roll of the devil. He’s also played drums on 2 Queens of the Stone Age albums, played all of the instruments on the Probot album which he sent out to his favourite metal singers to sing on, he’s been a producer for a band that went nowhere fast. He’s the drummer for “Them Crooked Vultures” with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass, & Josh Homme of Queens singing & playing guitar. He’s also directed a documentary movie, the “Sonic Highways” mini series, directed a Soundgarden video, he’s recorded with Paul McCartney, David Bowie, etc.

20 years ago Rage Against The Machine released the album “Evil Empire”


I guess Axl will be hitting the stage with AC/DC?!

I’ve forgotten many lyrics while on stage. At least it happens to the pros as well!

Foo Fighters live on record store day in 2015

Angus Young of AC/DC joins Guns n’ Roses on stage at “Coachella”

20 albums that turn 20 years old in 2016. I assume they’ll miss the triple platinum album by I Mother Earth?

I’ve heard 3 songs from this album with my preorder from iTunes. I like them all!

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Today’s workout was brought to you by “Matthew Good Band” the album “The Audio of Being”

I’m really in some pain. A week off for the holidays was not a great idea. I should probably have eased in to the workouts? Hind sight is 20/20 though! Today was just stretching for the most part.

Yes, Regina, mostly at The Exchange, has a decent sized metal scene. Not everyone knows everybody. But everyone shares a passion for metal, we respect each other. It’s like a big gang, we may not know a person’s name, but if they need assistance in any way, everyone who sees something going on will help out if needed. The Exchange is one of the better intimate venues in town, as well as one of the very few venues for original artists to play without paying boat loads of cash to play there. I played there with my last rock band many times. People their wont judge you & it’s always a pleasant atmosphere.

I like hearing/seeing what a band or artist is in too. I like it when someone does a cover of another song, it shows the audience what inspired whoever I’m watching, what formed their voice or made them want to learn a certain instrument. Foo Fighters play a cover or 4 during their 3 hour set….

Billy Corgan’s wrestling song

A beginners guide to David Bowie

Top notch drum off! If Neil Peart, Rush, was in it I don’t think he’d even have to play? Chris Adler of Lamb of God should be in it too. In the end it’s subjective.

Big album releases for 2016 for hard rock & metal fans. I think Tool is likely the biggest one fans are waiting for? Tool & Alter Bridge are the 2 I’m anxiously waiting for!

Back up singers can shock you! Sheryl Crow was a back up singer for Micheal Jackson before her career as a solo artist!

$35,000,000 seems like quite a bit to own a punk/rock/whatever bands catalogue of music.

The upcoming Alter Bridge album is already simply titled “V” just a vague as “ABIII” ah well, at least the music makes up for lazy album titles?

The Agonist shared it……

A Pentatonix cover, they shared……

Billy Joel with Jimmy Fallon & The Roots covering The RollingStones

Pretty guitar talk from Mark Tremonti

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Until Blue Jay baseball ends this year. This blog will likely take a backseat so I’ll be able to watch 3 hours of baseball a day. They get October 4th-October 6th off then resume playing on the 7th.

Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “D”, as in “Dream Theater’s” ‘Systematic Chaos’ album.

Well the 2 sports teams I cheer for won on Sunday. Saskatchewan Roughriders won their 2nd game of a season that is nearly over? The CFL has but 9 teams, too small & pretty terrible this year, EVERYONE!! Roughriders aren’t mathematically out of the playoffs yet. I’m not holding my breath on that one.

Toronto Blue Jays won their final home series of the year by sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays 3/3 games in Toronto. They were guaranteed a wild card entrance to the playoffs Friday night, but they’re not done. I want to see them win the American league East, then the entire American league. Both are well within site. The Blue Jays are currently 90W-65L and in first place in the East. The NY Yankees are in second place at 86W-69L. Only 7 games to go for the Blue Jays! 4 beginning tonight in Baltimore then 3 in Tampa Bay. Sunday in Tampa is the final regular season game for the Blue Jays. This will be the first time in 22 years that they’ve been to the playoffs, last time in ’93 they won the World Series. I’m not convinced they’ll win the World Series yet, they rely far too much on home runs. 2 or less, good chance they’ll lose. 3 or more better chance of them winning.

You’re team is out of the playoffs. Why would anybody do this to a team mate? I think Jonathan Paplebon just lost his $11 million paycheck next year. I’ve heard rumblings that he’s not the best guy to have in the club house, finally there’s video proof.

Don’t air your dirty laundry in public. Take it to the tunnel or club house. I played on a team with a moron. Everytime he opened his yap I’d sit in the dugout with my head down & whisper to myself “Shut up! Nobody wants to hear your verbal diarrhea”. I wasn’t in charge of him or the rest of the team. If played dirty & would yell 4 letter words to the other team, have at it. Just like I was on the first link to this blog. Who looks like more of an idiot? Person yelling & swearing at everyone or the victims of a pathetic rant?

Friday, October 2nd! Don’t forget new Trivium & Clutch!!!!

I like “Islander” I’m not a huge fan, but I do like them. Brand new tune from them.

At this point I think ‘The Simpsons’ are trying to remain relevant.

‘The Strokes’ confirm they’re back in the studio. I heard one song when they were first in the public eye & decided they weren’t my taste in music.

Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour will in a TV series

Courtney Love Cobain get’s snubbed from daughter’s wedding?

….did I disappoint you….” Yes there have been a few disappointing albums this year, for me.

Pentatonix shared it! New album October 16th!!!!!!!!!!!

Surf Dads in The Exchange Saturday, October 24th.

The full Ian Fletcher Thornley single. Album preorder October 2nd !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

37 years ago ‘Black Sabbath’ released “Never Say Die”

Mark Tremonti want’s clear the air about a “Creed” reunion. Please no. Wasted time from his band ‘Alter Bridge’ & his solo project, IMO.

New artist, Meg Myers. Halestorm shared her video!

On iTunes I see 2 albums, a single & an EP.

Latest album with this song on it. I always ask my boss aka Kim, if I can buy an album from iTunes no matter how much it costs. I’m pretty much on a limit/allowance or I’d likely go WAY overboard!!! I’m cheap, but when it comes to music, it’s a different game.

Songs I like. “Robbie Williams” I haven’t listened to him since, I don’t know when? Early 2000s” He was the “bad boy” in a boy band in the UK called “Take that”. Why do I know that? I have one album from 2000.

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Today’s workout was brought to you by the letter “B”, as in Big Wreck

I avoid the Superbowl at all costs. The game is usually a side show to the commercials we don’t get through cable in Canada. Most people watch it since it’s the championship game for the NFL & for the half-time show. I’m all for the CFL but even it has been boring this year & last year. The NFL has never impressed me & the Superbowl is right around my birthday at the end of January. The half time show I’ll watch the next day on

There’s already people throwing up red flags about Bruno Mars being the half time entertainment. Fair is fair, he’s not everyone’s preferred act. Remember, you can’t please everyone all of the time!

I ask you this. What has been among the top songs of this year? Oh, “Uptown Funk” would be one of them, along with a few others. So what would you like to have as the half time entertainment? Bruno Mars is hot at the moment & will increase the number of viewers which is what the Superbowl is all about, making money for the league. Off of the top of my head you have these 3 options & maybe a few more I can’t think of at the moment….

Can anyone think of another song off of Mark Ronson’s album other than “Uptown Funk” feat. Bruno Mars? I can’t, I didn’t buy the album, I bought the song & attached it to a Bruno Mars album I already own.

What sparked this conversation? This….

I’m not the be all & end all of music. There’s quite a bit of music I know nothing about but I like discovering stuff I’ve never heard. Please teach me?

I went to Moose Jaw today around 10:30. My mother was getting fruit there off of a truck from B.C. I think it was? Brewster & I went for a “car ride”. Nobody can say either of those words around him unless he is going for a “car ride”. He gets really excited & instantly worries he’ll be left behind, as well as frantically looking for his “leash”, another word we can’t say around him. Moose Jaw is about 40-45 minutes away. After 10 minutes roughly, he falls asleep on my lap until the vehicle stops!

Burger restaurant skit on Jimmy Fallon

I guess whoever’s still letting Keanu Reeves act?

Pearl Jam play on Stephen Colbert

24 years ago Nirvana changed the musical landscape with the release of ‘Nevermind’

Still one of my favourite songs to play or listen to!!

Royal Blood performance. I think I shared this yesterday?

Our Lady Peace. I’m all about their 1st 4 albums. I do own a Greatest Hits & 3 or 4 other albums though.

This is from their 2nd album “Clumsy” which was their breakthrough album

The Agonist shared it, so here it is. They were in Regina last week on Thursday at The Exchange, I really wanted to go but I don’t go out much on weeknights & Kim doesn’t like metal.

This Muse album will be the biggest disappointment this year for me. I had really high hopes for this album. Their 2nd , 3rd, & 4th album were great studio albums as well as their 5th/Live at Wembley CD/DVD (H.A.A.R.P.) LANGUAGE!!!!!

This is from their 4th album

Here’s my favourite venue for live music in Regina! Fun to play at The Exchange & a great place to take in a show.

Muse, live fan videos

I wasn’t big on “All That Remains” when I saw them open for “In Flames” in Saskatoon

New Ken Tizzard album for $3.99 on iTunes. You’ll know him as the bassist for The Watchmen & Thornley.

I have never heard a bad cover of this song. The 2nd link is my favourite version though!

Songs I like. “Red Hot Chili Peppers” only 2 albums that float my boat.

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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




Why does a band even have to make them anymore? MTV, Much Music, VH1, etc. don’t play music videos 24 hours a day anymore. I know Much Music plays 1 hour a day of just music videos. So why does anybody have to make a music video? Unless you go to, a Facebook page, or a website, there is a good chance you won’t see it?

What were we up to this weekend? Gerry came down from Saskatoon for his birthday. So on Saturday we went to James & Sherry’s place in the late afternoon, then Brewsters East for dinner, then back here to our place for a few beverages & a visit until 1:00am or so? Sunday, Kim went out for groceries while I watched baseball. We had supper then watched a few episodes of Scandal, 4 episodes left of the 2nd season.

I forgot to turn on the stereo for my workout. I was part way through my workout & then realized it was quiet. “Ah, the remote’s way over there. It can stay there!”. I did make a fruit/vegetable smoothie after though. I just wash & cut up what’s needed then toss it in our Vitamix blender, that usually lasts me 3 or 4 days. My kitchen music was “Dream Theater’s” ‘Awake’ album.

I’m not on a diet. I exercise & watch what I eat. If we go out for a meal on the weekend, I MAKE IT COUNT! If I’m watching baseball or the CFL I have a beer or 2 that’s all, usually it’s water, cranberry juice or black coffee & small amounts of alcohol on “the weekend”.

I still have a list of 4 albums that should be coming out this year yet no release dates at the moment. Tool, I have no idea about, it will be released when it’s done, I’m not holding my breath on that one. Coheed & Cambria will be released October 16th but I’m waiting to hear the iTunes preview before I grab it. LANGUAGE!!!

Stephen Colbert’s Top 5

Jack White vs. The Black Keys? I’m not a fan of either, but really a feud between musicians? Does either one need press at the moment?

Bobby Brown gives first interview since Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death in July

I’ll take Iron Maiden over Five Finger Death Punch any day

He records this with throat cancer?

Breaking Benjamin new video. Sorry peeps, I’m not a fan of them either

Pentatonix new video. Song on the album release October 16th. Sorry I do have this album on preorder as well as October 2nd releases “Clutch” & “Trivium”

The Agonist will be in the Exchange on Thursday night. If it wasn’t a week day, I’d go!

Big Wreck shared a tune on facebook, here it is…..

“Ghost” has a new video. Never heard of them & I’m pretty sure I don’t need to again.

If you’re getting this through Facebook, feel invited to like & share this! Facebook or the actual website give this a second to load all of the links. Some days is a little wonky?

Songs I like. “The Pretty Reckless” fairly new band for me. They only have 2 albums out that I know of. WARNING!!! LANGUAGE & OTHER R-RATED IMAGERY.

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“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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




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Masterpiece review on “Joy Division”

Finally, same sex marriage is approved in the USA!!!! Celebrity reactions on twitter below

Movies that will expire from Netflix on July 1st

12 memorable statements on same sex marriage.

Jimmy Fallon’s OK!

Review of the “Finger Eleven” album

I don’t need/want Serious XM radio. It’s just another streaming site to me. I have an iPod, fix iTunes! If iTunes lose’ artists because of their streaming service, torrents it is! Illegal downloading for me only because I want to own my music!

Friday’s Rock It Out Blog

^^Before I hear this, here’s my take. I don’t know that she needs the money, but she’s asking to be paid for her job. I’m glad a huge celebrity said this, it was needed.

Superjoint Ritual is too much for me

‘Highly Suspect’ new band I’ve never heard of video “Lydia” shared by Halestorm. LANGUAGE!!!

Album pre-order on iTunes. I like but I’ll wait to hear the album preview once it’s released on July 17th. There’s 4 songs already that you could get with a pre-order.

Big Wreck’s Ian Thornley on instagram.

This was good. Jimmy Fallon vs. Mark Wahlberg with Nerf arrows

I have this documentary about is arrest & prison time in Europe, while the rest of “Lamb of God” was raising bail money for the vocalist. He was being held prisoner for an incident that occurred 2 years prior to his arrest at a show where a fan died.

Look what “Florence & The Machine” did in honour of Dave Grohl’s broken leg! While they filled in Foo Fighters’ spot

A gift for Lzzy Hale of ‘Halestorm’

The Rolling Stones play “Beast of Burden” with Ed Sheeran

Friday evening dad took me to The Exchange. I love that place, not too big & not too small! I think capacity is 250-300? My brother’s group, Room 333, played 2nd in a 4 band show. My eye’s still get tired, sore & watery at the end of the day. Dad & I stuck around for ‘Digital Dooms Days” set, the 3rd band with Justin Bender on guitar.

I felt like a politician in a good way! The people there that I know are great! Lot’s of people came over to shake my hand & chat for a bit. Good times with great people! I feel quite comfortable there.
Metal & hard rock fans get a bad reputation because of the music we listen too. That’s a sweeping stereotype & mostly a false stereotype. There’s a bad egg in every group, nothing will change that.

Saturday evening the Saskatchewan Roughriders had a home game against Winnipeg. We don’t usually see Winnipeg until the ‘Labour Day’ classic, it just didn’t feel right. It was incredibly hot on the Eastern seats. I was dripping sweat until the 4th quarter started. Breeze picked up a bit & the sun went away. Roughriders lost the game, 26-30, & our first string QB went down in the 2nd quarter of the game & he’s not coming back this year. That make 4 quarterbacks injured in the first week of the CFL season. First & second string in Montreal, first string in Edmonton I believe, & Darian Durant, first string QB for the Roughriders.

Kim’s parents were here this weekend, they should be home now? They brought down 3 long shelves from Kim’s cousin & her dad was helping her install them. They got here Friday afternoon, it was a very quick visit with them, especially with me going out Friday & Saturday night. I didn’t get to see them much.


Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or

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

“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”

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