THURSDAY, JULY 26 2012 & HOME

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I fell asleep to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Rated R” followed by “Radiohead” the album “The Bends”

 

I exercised to “Corrosion of Conformity” the album “America’s Volume Dealer” then 2 “Diemonds” albums on shuffle

 

I completely forgot!  Thursday, July 26th 2012 was my final day in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center.  I was discharged in the early afternoon after my last physio session & a short meeting with my doctor, therapists, & pharmacist.  We’ll leave the details for Friday!

 

SHARK WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yah, it’s Shark Week on the Discovery channel.  I love Shark Week.  It hit me the other day.  Why are people so afraid of sharks?  Is it because they will bite & kill if needed?  Probably.  Well the seas & oceans are where they live, their home.  Humans live on dry land, that’s our home.  We go into their home uninvited to poke & prod them to learn about them.  If a stranger came into your house & started doing scientific tests on you, would you just sit by & let them do that or would you retaliate so much to avoid them ever coming back?  I would yell, swear, fight & act like I was right out of my mind with a baseball bat in hand!

I’m not about to welcome a complete stranger into my home at any given time to do as they please?  I wonder why sharks can kill people?  Oh right, that’s their self-defense kicking in!  The scientists doing all of these tests will say “This doesn’t hurt the animal”.  Great, how do you know that?  Are you a shark that has experienced this type of testing?  Oh, you tried it on yourself & it didn’t bother you, really?  The shark feels pain at the exact same threshold as you?  Tell me a better story, I don’t buy that one.

Then they investigate sharks in the deep ocean, where it’s very dark 4000 feet.  I wonder why those species live in the deep ocean?  I’m guessing part of the reason is they don’t want to be bothered.

It’s great that scientists & divers have a thirst for knowledge, but does anyone NEED to know what’s going on 4000 feet down on the ocean floor?

Our weekend finished with me watching most of the Jays game until it looked as though it was out of hand by 8 runs for the wrong team.  Now that they’re basically out of it, “Blue Jays in :30” is all I need to see.

Yes, it’s a regular 5 day week for us this week.  That means as of Monday, I’m back to my exercise routine.  I’d love to increase a few things, but I have to take my back into consideration.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR WHAT’S ON MY MIND & CANCER TALK!  HERE COMES THE POPCULTURE STUFF! 

 

Thor & The Incredible Hulk, “Ragnarok” trailer.  In theaters in November.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/watch-thor-incredible-hulk-unite-in-new-ragnarok-trailer-w493636

 

Justice League movie trailer.  In theaters in November

 

You know what would be better than virtual reality?  Reality!  There are actual people going to a festival to see stuff in virtual reality.  Great, go for it, try it out but remember everything happens in actual reality!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-panorama-music-festivals-virtual-reality-experience-w491892

 

Who doesn’t enjoy some John Oliver!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/coal-baron-attempts-to-halt-critical-last-week-tonight-rebroadcast-w493788

 

At the moment ‘Royal Blood’, ‘The Watchmen’, ‘The Smalls’, ‘Paramore’, ‘Stone Sour’, ‘Slipknot’ & ‘Big Wreck’ are ruling my world!

 

FANTASTIC Pearl Jam song, maybe it was because I could play it without putting my guitar in some wacky tuning?

 

I like ‘Walk off the Earth’ & they shared it…….

 

 

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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

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LOOOONG WEEKEND UPDATE

Toronto Blue Jays GM had a busy week between Tuesday July 28th to the trade deadline at 4:00pm Eastern Friday July 31st. 5 new proven players in 4 days for an All-Star short stop & 11 minor league prospects. Blue Jays acquired arguably the best Short Stop in the game, one of the top 5 starting pitchers in the game & a speedy Left fielder, as well as 2 relief/bullpen pitchers. I think the GM deserves a break including a long nap

Lamb of God album review

http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-vii-sturm-und-drang-album-review/

Leave him alone, I say. It was 21 years ago in April. Photos or no photos, it doesn’t really matter, he’s not going to “comeback” from the dead?

http://loudwire.com/lawsuit-seeking-release-kurt-cobain-death-photos-dismissed/

Bruce Springsteen surprise appearance with U2

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-bruce-springsteens-surprise-performance-with-u2-20150801

I’ve heard their name thrown around but never heard any of the music from “Huntress”. Gut reaction, no thanks.

10 songs about going crazy

http://loudwire.com/top-10-songs-about-going-crazy/

How was any song from this album not included? He wrote it in as a patient in an insane asylum?

25 most destructive Guns n’ Roses moments. Even they can’t mess up a good song by Paul McCartney & Wings!

http://loudwire.com/25-most-destructive-guns-n-roses-moments/?fb81

Limp Bizkit can though.

^^Even www.youtube.com couldn’t play the entire Limp Bizkit version! Hahahahaha!

Iron Maiden out September 4th on iTunes, no songs to preview

Trivium out October 2nd, not so sure about this song yet?

2 big albums for me, but I’m going to wait to hear more of both before I even think of pre-ordering them. Iron Maiden tune sounds pretty good though.

Zoolander 2 teaser

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/derek-zoolander-cant-grasp-movie-title-in-hilarious-zoolander-2-teaser-20150801#ixzz3halUub8r

10 best Foo Fighters

http://loudwire.com/top-10-foo-fighters-songs-watch/

Nope, it’s subjective & being a HUGE fan it’s a few B-Sides for me.

I’ve managed to find 60 B-Sides, quite a few are cover songs. I have about 40 on single CDs. You know with a song from an album & 2 others that didn’t make the cut to be on the album.

I’m getting really tired of ‘Slayer’. I think I’ll take a year or two off from them?

http://loudwire.com/top-extreme-metal-albums/?fb081

Top 25 punk albums of all time

http://loudwire.com/top-punk-albums-of-all-time/?fb82

I’m not a huge punk fan. I’ve got “Bad Religion” & “The Smalls”, I like them, for me I’d have to go with the watered down “Green Day” ‘Dookie’ album

Story behind the artwork for ‘Nirvana’s’ Nevermind album!

http://diffuser.fm/cover-stories-nirvana-nevermind/?fblw

More ‘Led Zeppelin shows? Probably not.

http://loudwire.com/jimmy-page-i-cant-foresee-another-led-zeppelin-reunion/

I was expecting a very good album from Mark Tremonti, but his metal/rock album “Cauterize” blew me away.

http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/22864-mark-tremonti-double-time?page=3

Disturbed is loud wire’s most anticipated album of the month for August. For me & others that would be setting the bar pretty low. I’m not in my early 20s anymore.

http://loudwire.com/disturbed-immortalized-august-2015-release-of-the-month/

I don’t do album reviews, I recommend stuff I like. Check out the Finger Eleven album “Five Crooked Lines” the last 2 albums were disappointing for me, this feels like more of a return to their first 3 albums just more grown up. The single “Wolves & Doors” for me, is one of the weakest tracks on the album.

New “Dream Theater” album? I didn’t even know! So many surprises this year! It’s coming next year but even that’s just good news!

http://loudwire.com/dream-theater-early-2016-album-release/

^^I was hooked on this album when it came out. Everyday at work, I’d listen to it while running my printing press, iPod on in my pocket!

Worst to first Green Day album. I can’t stand “American Idiot”. I’m not a hard core Green Day fan though.

http://diffuser.fm/worst-to-first-every-green-day-album/?fblw2

^^Just not my thing.

Pretty quiet weekend here. Some friend came down from Edmonton. There were some Chicken wings that needed to be eaten & some beer that needed to be dealt with. Last night a smoked/BBQ supper out doors wine, beer & an adorable kiddo that has warmed up to “Unkie” Chris. She also put on a dance show after our meal. She’d hit the floor & start kicking her legs then I’d be all “SHE’S BREAK DANCING!”! If she was going to pull off the worm, then she’d blow my mind along with many others!

Day off, couch is looking good to watch some Blue Jay baseball after yesterday’s terrible umpire at home plate! Really, first inning warning to both dugouts after Kansas City throws at the 2nd Blue Jay hitter followed by another hit batter later on, then 2 balls thrown at Josh Donaldson’s head, both in different at bats. Benches cleared, no fight broke out but 2 Blue Jay coach’s & a rookie Blue Jay pitcher tossed from the game after the Blue Jays did nothing in retaliation.

Songs I like. “Muse” Went to a band rehearsal at Todd Bryanton’s, went to the basement to set up my gear & he had “Muse’s” 2nd studio album playing. “Is this Radiohead?” I asked. “It’s Muse” he replied then I went out the next day & bought the CD I heard. Now I have all of the Muse albums on CD other than their recent release “Drones” which I was quite disappointed with, I was expecting more from it.

If Matthew Bellamy wasn’t such a great musician & singer, it may have been a 1 listen & delete album for me?

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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

Bye,

Chris