ED SHEERAN

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I fell asleep to “The Travelling Wilburys”

I exercised to “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” their Greatest Hits.

 

We finished off Thanksgiving Monday by going to a “My Little Pony” movie with our friends & our “niece”.

EVERYBODY will likely encounter some type of roadblock in their life, there’s no need to hide it.  It is hard to talk about & deal with eventually, just do your best to get over it & put it out there!  I was the same way, I didn’t want people I didn’t know to see me in a wheelchair with an iPatch.  I can’t be in the house & not have new friends for the rest of my life.  I had to get over that.  Since about the middle of 2014 I just let that go, one less thing for me to stress about.  If people want to look, that’s fine by me & questions are more than welcome, even encouraged.

No matter what it is, you can’t worry about it for however long you have a mental, physical, or internal issue.  Let it go so you don’t have to carry that weight with you forever, it will get heavier with each second & once you’ve figured out how to deal with it, you no longer have to worry what other people think.  Most people probably don’t notice it in the first place!

I’m pretty sure I have a bit of OCD in me.  We have 2 bathrooms, both must have 3 extra rolls of toilet paper.  I always stack them on the back of the toilet, in a pyramid.  2 on the bottom, 1 on top, & whatever is currently in use.  I also don’t like a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.  I put what I can in the dishwasher, & %50 of the time I’ll do the hand wash dishes.  I also like to finish a task before I go to bed.  If I don’t I’ll be awake for too long thinking about it.

 

 

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ED SHEERAN

 

Ed Sheeran is quite popular so I shouldn’t need to give you much, if any, background on him.  Kim & I saw him in Regina, on tour just before his 2nd of 3 albums was released.  Cool to see him live, but the sound here at the arena sucks.  Whenever he turned on his digital pedal with pre-recorded stuff to make it sound like a full band, everything became slightly distorted.  Not how you want to experience Ed Sheeran, a guy playing acoustic guitar!  This is the show that broke me.  Ended up watching 50% of the show through someone’s cell phone & what was released a few months later?  A concert video of his show at Wembley Stadium!  So glad I paid to watch the concert on a 4 inch screen.

I’m a big fan on his stuff.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters have been my 2 favourite bands for a long time though!  Nothing has changed that.  Big Wreck & Foo Fighters both released an album this year.  Ed Sheeran hasn’t received my attention as much as he deserves it.  He “fell through the cracks”.

 

You shouldn’t need much background, but here are two songs from each of his first 2 albums.

LANGUAGE IN THIS CLIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here’s a few songs his latest album!!!

 

Walk off the Earth cover Tom Petty

 

Oh my!  Can’t wait for November!

Then December brings us the new Star Wars!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/star-wars-watch-epic-new-the-last-jedi-trailer-w507884

 

Too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert try to even the playing field for Trump.

 

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

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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ROYAL BLOOD

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I fell asleep to “Nothing but Thieves” the 2nd album “Broken Machine.”   Kim even likes some of their stuff!  We were in the car the other day & she says “Hey play that ‘Sorry’ song”

I exercised to “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”

 

You’re probably tired of hearing people talk about the mass shooting in Vegas last weekend.  Howie Mandel was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Tuesday.  They both talked about many issues in the world, saying that we all need to respect & help each other, not just in the face of tragedy, but as much as possible, which makes a whole lot of sense when you think about it.  Be proactive instead of being reactive.  Look at what has happened in the last 2 weeks!  3 terrible hurricanes & a mass shooting.  Yes, we were reactive & donated to the Red Cross.  Kim donated through work, they will match every dollar by 50 cents.  Got me thinking if I could, I’d always think of donating blood like I used to.  Now, after cancer I’m not allowed to donate blood or donate my organs.

I always say to myself “Hope for the best & prepare for the worst!”  Somewhere along the way I forgot that.  The hurricanes & mass shooting were/are HUGE catastrophes that most people wouldn’t expect or necessarily think of.  That’s sort of a good thing.  You don’t want to live your life in fear!  Howie Mandel spoke very well as a guest discussing the shooting.  To sum it up he basically said ‘We need to stop talking about gun control & maybe focus on mental health issues more.’  If you like to go hunting, I’m OK with that, as long as you’re not hunting humans or domestic animals.  We have guns in Canada, few people use them to kill others though.  Canada’s not perfect, however there’s not a breaking news story every week on TV.

What Howie Mandel said was needed, it’s time to change our perspective on these mass shootings.  We all keep barking up the same tree, & we always get the same answer, & it’s not helping to solve the problem.

I found it!  Here’s Howie Mandel’s view on these mass shootings

Conan O’Brien’s take on the Vegas shooting

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/conan-obrien-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d30d42e4b048a44324ade6

Ellen Degeneres’ take on Las Vegas

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ellen-las-vegas-massacre_us_59d3bc02e4b04b9f92055448

 

Last night was our “niece’s” 4th birthday good times had by all!  BBQ ribs & chicken wings, fruit tray, veggie tray, pierogi’s, etc.  Then dessert ice cream & fancy toppings.  After the baking on the weekend & ice cream last night, I should be good for my sugar intake for a while, & here comes Canadian Thanksgiving!

 

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The more I listen to the Foo Fighters “Concrete & Gold” album, the more I like it.  I just don’t care for the last song on it, “Concrete & Gold” the rest is quite good!

 

ROYAL BLOOD

“Royal Blood” is not a metal band!  They’re a rock act made of 2 guys from England.  A bassist who sings, & a drummer who I assume sings background vocals.  I got to see them open for Foo Fighters in 2015 in Calgary for the “Sonic Highways” tour.  This album cycle they are opening for “Queens of the Stone Age”.

Before seeing them open for Foo Fighters, I never thought I’d get to see them live.  I’m so glad I did.  They released their 2nd album earlier this year. Titled “How did we get so dark?”  The first album I really like, & the 2nd album keeps the train moving in the right direction!  I still think this first video from the new album is really cool!

There’s 3 of the 10 songs from the new album.  Here’s a couple from the first album.

LANGUAGE I DON’T HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Going about my day on Monday as usual.  Then I caught my eye on the news of Tom Petty passing away at a young age of 66.  First the mass shooting in Vegas & now this.  Trying to think of which Tom Petty song is my favourite.  I couldn’t choose one, they’re all AWESOME!

This all came out of nowhere for me.  Here’s Rolling Stone with Tom Petty’s top 10 live songs.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/tom-petty-performs-with-bob-dylan-axl-rose-stevie-nicks-w506797/learning-to-fly-with-stevie-nicks-2006-w506805

 

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

SHORTS vs. PANTS………………..SHORTS FOR THE WIN

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I fell asleep to “The Philosopher Kings” the album “Famous, Rich, & Beautiful” much like me minus the famous & rich part, had a washroom wake up listened to “Sum 41” the album “13 Voices” when I went back to bed.  Woke up again to pee & fell asleep to “Tremonti” the album “Dust”

I’m just doing light exercising today, just to get my leg moving.  To this music “Our Lady Peace” their first 4 albums “Naveed”, “Clumsy”, “Happiness is not a Fish that you can Catch” & “Spiritual Machines”

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It’s odd that my chiropractor noticed I was wearing pants instead of my year round shorts attire.  Mark your calendars’ it was yesterday.  January 11th.  I wore pants for the first time this year, 2017.  I think I wore pants 4 times last year?

“But it’s so cold out, how do you do that, are you nutz?”  Being a little bit off helps but think of how long I’m actually outside.  We have underground parking, so I’m not outside.  We also have rock star…………….mmmm…………handicap parking very close to the building we’re going to.  I’m outside for 2 or 3 minutes in total to & from where ever we we’re.

Our wedding was in May 2005.  If I could change one thing about our wedding, it would be the normal formal attire.  “Are you comfortable?  Underwear & a T-Shirt?  Come on in!”  As long as the bits & pieces are covered, who cares?

Anyways, I saw my chiropractor yesterday & this pinched nerve has been preventing me from doing anything for roughly 2 months now.  I’ll be getting a referral to a physio therapist on Monday.  If it continues to bother me, after I don’t know how long I’ll be given a cortisone shot, which would be my 8th since 2008.  Not fun but they work!  “Let me shove this 8” needle in you.”  Kim couldn’t even watch & she’s not worried around needles.  The needle didn’t really hurt, the doctor put so much pressure on the needle into my spine.  I’ve had back issues since high school.

 

 

New “Queens of the Stone Age” album coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/update-given-new-queens-stone-age-album-tour-1942040?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-11-jan-11-01-2017&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

What concert would you choose?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/10-classic-album-concerts-we-want-dylan-madonna-w460171/fleetwood-mac-rumors-w460191

I’d choose Phil Collins, Elton John, Billy Joel, & Tom Petty if I had the cash

 

I just can’t get into Mastodon, but it seems like every metal fan loves them.

http://loudwire.com/mastodon-troy-sanders-brent-hinds-debut-turd-factory-project/

 

Halestorm covered Metallica’s track “Ride the Lightning”

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/halestorm-killed-it-with-its-cover-of-metallicas-ride-the-lightning

 

Transgender or not, if I was American, I’d stay as far away as possible from the inauguration!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/jackie-evanchos-transgender-sister-wont-be-at-inauguration-w460702

 

Rob Zombie turns 52 today.

 

Bands with tour plans for 2017.  A Perfect Circle will be touring and working on a new album aka I see no new Tool album in the near future.

 

Facebook is fairly quiet today.  I’ll call it a day as far as blogging goes.

 

TOMORROW WE’LL DIG DEEP INTO A TOPIC I REALLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT.   OOO, CLIFFHANGER!!!!!!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I figure it’s close to the holidays, so 1-3 more blogs & my list of albums of the year should do it for 2016.  Yes, I already know what my New Year’s resolution is & I don’t make resolutions often.  I plan to add cardio to my exercise list.  Recumbent exercise bike or walking with my walker every Saturday morning.  I’ll need help & Kim has agreed to go with me.  We can walk in the parkade &  I’ll need help on & off the exercise bike.  Of course I’ll be doing that here.  No point in me spending money on a gym membership when I can do that here!

This pinched nerve thing can go away anytime.  It felt really as though it was “on the mend” during the week then on Saturday evening watching a movie with Kim, I had to ask her if she could move to the other couch so that I could lay down on my side.  At the moment it’s nearing 7:00 am on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  I’ve listen to 2.5 albums on my iPod while trying to get comfortable in bed, got up, shaved, had breakfast, poured a coffee, & now I’m here.  Waking up because of pain that early, not cool.

Tuesday evening, saw my chiropractor today & he’s confused as to why it hasn’t healed?  Another message therapy & another chiropractor appointment if needed.  4 weeks down the toilet exercise wise.

 

And all of the disbelievers will rant about how this is such a waste of time.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/al-gores-an-inconvenient-truth-sequel-to-open-sundance-w455052

 

Another new Pentatonix tune from their Christmas album.

 

I can’t wait for March!!!!!!!  I’ve never seen them live!

 

Ace Frehley, KISS, real or fake merchandise.  The movie is my little info regarding KISS.

http://loudwire.com/stump-the-ace-kiss-legend-ace-frehley-real-or-fake-kiss-products/

 

10 supergroups.  Look at that Chris Cornell of ‘Soundgarden’ has been a part of 2 supergroups!

 

Third Ion, for those times when you really want to concentrate on music or just think of nothing & enjoy the ride.

 

Top 10 progressive rock/metal bands

NO “TOM SAWYER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Job well done but I just can’t get into rap music.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/on-the-charts-hamilton-mixtape-shoots-up-to-number-one-w455100

 

10 best frontwomen in rock

 

Walk off the Earth Christmas movie

 

Kirk Hammett vs. Donald Trump (Kirk Hammett of Metallica)

 

Review of the latest Alter Bridge album “The Last Hero”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/584cb163e4b0171331051170?timestamp=1481549261686

 

Original lineup of Live touring next year.  That gives them 3-5 respectable albums of songs to choose from.

http://loudwire.com/live-confirm-reunion-singer-ed-kowalczyk/

 

30 things you should know about Pentatonix

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinharris/things-you-should-know-about-pentatonix?utm_term=.wd1BpxWJy#.fonnBVpxY

 

Vote for your favourite metal album of 2016.

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-metal-album-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

Obama interviewed by ‘The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obama-reveals-why-he-wont-vanish-during-trump-presidency-w455542

 

‘Stitched up Heart’ shared it…

 

I’ve been waiting to hear about a new album from Ed Sheeran!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/ed-sheeran-teases-new-music-return-social-media-1911605?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Canada tends to get the typical “Canadian” tour from most groups.  Montreal, Toronto, & Vancouver.  All are minimum a 2 or 3 day drive from Saskatchewan.  As much as I love live music, there’s no way I could justify sitting in a vehicle that long for a concert, & flying is too expensive!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/tom-petty-announces-only-2017-european-show-at-british-summer-time-hyde-park-1911596?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-13-dec-2016-13-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

www.loudwire.com 20 best rock songs of 2016.  Even before I’ve read it, I don’t agree with it, I’m sure you would choose differently also.

http://loudwire.com/20-best-rock-songs-2016/

 

Kanye West meets Donald Trump

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-details-donald-trump-meeting-w455691

 

Hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!  “Freaktender”

 

Photo book of AC/DCs recent tour coming in 2017

http://loudwire.com/ac-dc-rock-bust-world-tour-photo-book-2017/

 

Metal fan myths.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t do drugs.  I also enjoy other music.  I don’t know every individual in the local metal group, the people I do know are pleasant & good to be around.  I don’t know anyone that’s a metal fan only.

 

Top 10 metal bands fronted by females.  Does “Halestorm” count as a metal band?

 

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“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

CANCER

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Just what I’ve been listening to.  As I fall asleep & stretch.

 

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My mother has seen more than her fair share of people having cancer, especially since I was diagnosed in 2008.  Her mother died of breast cancer in December of 1999.  Since my diagnosis she’s seen many people not survive.  Our family friend who she met at work, our friend’s mother, my grandfather, my aunt, and another friend she met at work, & unfortunately her cousin has recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer recently as well.  I survived, I’m fine wheelchair & an eye patch, but I’m here!  I don’t think she needs anymore deaths to witness?  That list of people is more than enough!

People worry about me, too much sometimes.  When I eat, I HOOVER my food.  Sometimes I choke.  I had a rough day of chocking on food, & I was with my family.  I coughed & choked a few times.  I was fine & everyone was concerned.  I get it, that’s fine, annoying but fine.  This happens 1 or 2 times a week.  Everyone freaks out & in the end I’m OK.  Do people know that I also cough & “choke” at lunch when there’s nobody around?  I’m fine, please don’t worry about me.  If I hadn’t had cancer, I’d still be OK & people wouldn’t worry as much about me.  Hold my beer & watch this!

 

Lamb of God isn’t metal?

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

 

I tried to learn these 3 songs before I was diagnosed.  Too difficult for me!

Yet, these 3 songs were pretty easy to learn?????????

If I can’t play it or play it on guitar while singing, it doesn’t happen.

 

I just can’t get into “Superjoint”, & I’ve tried listening to it.  Song inside the link.

http://loudwire.com/superjoint-caught-up-in-the-gears-of-application-exclusive-song-premiere/

 

“Eagles of Death Metal” prep documentary of the shootings in Paris

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/eagles-of-death-metal-prep-film-on-paris-bataclan-attack-w448221

 

“Alter Bridge” behind the song “Cradle to the Grave”

 

It happened!  Parents tricked their kids by pretending to eat their treats!

 

Consequence of Sound review of “Doctor Strange”

 

Masterpiece Review of “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” album “Damn the Torpedoes”

Yes, that’s producer Jimmy Iovine who was on “American Idol” helping the contestants before they performed their song.  Question is, Do you think he’d let Tom Petty through on “American Idol” or Bob Dylan for that matter?  I don’t!

 

I guess keyboard players have their place.  Usually they’re in the back & not seen much.  Too bad Elton John & Billy Joel aren’t included on this list?  Neither is the dude from Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam though.

http://loudwire.com/top-rock-metal-keyboardists-all-time/

LANGUAGE!!!  The keyboard is mixed at the front of the mix at one point though!

 

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series last night for the first time since 1908.  Three World Series wins 1907, 1908, & now 108 years later 2016 Champions.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CHICAGO CUBS FANS!!!!!!!!!  Long wait for that one!!

 

This could be really good or absolutely terrible.  Seems to be par for the course with Revolver, for me there’s usually far more miss than hit.

http://loudwire.com/revolver-music-awards-megadeth-zakk-wylde-more/

 

Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin.  I’ve never heard this?

 

Sorry, my routine is off this week?

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

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I fell asleep to “Blue Rodeo” their Greatest Hits album

I exercised to “Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers” Greatest Hits album

 

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Brewster doesn’t like loud noises, he gets really bad anxiety, we have small puppy doses of Valium for him during thunder storms & such.  The building manager & a fire Marshall were testing every smoke detector in the building.  Brewster & I spent the afternoon at my parents place.  Brewster would have been in really bad shape otherwise.  He shakes like a leaf & will pee inside on occasion.  When or if we give him a pill he becomes “stoned”.  He eats a PILE of food and will trip & fall over at any given time.  It’s also tough on his liver.  We try to avoid giving him a pill.  I usually put him on my lap but not coddle him.

 

Smarter than me, I think I’ve only heard of 2 or 3 of these groups?

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/bands-you-thought-had-split-up?utm_campaign=nme-26-september-26-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I can’t get enough of the album from “Nothing But Thieves”

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

How to be Canadian!  Funny because most of it’s true.  Hahahahaha!

 

Opeth studio report episode 10

 

Chris Martin, Coldplay, & Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam

 

Yep, Paramore are definitely in the studio to follow up their 4th s/t album

 

Alter Bridge shared it……………….I can’t wait for this album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Want a Halloween mask o you can be Iron Maiden’s mascot Eddie for Halloween?

http://noisecreep.com/officially-licensed-iron-maiden-eddie-masks-halloween/

 

Time for the Presidential candidates to sink very low against one another & bash each other publically.  I’m glad to live in a different country!  “What can YOU do for these groups?  I don’t want to hear what the other candidate can’t do, what can YOU do?”  Then you hear a political answer where the person tip toes around any question on any answer or throws the other person under the bus.  So many celebrities are choosing not to vote.  Fair enough, I don’t vote here in Canada?  I’m not about to decide who is the lesser evil?  In the almost 19 years that I’ve been able to vote, I’ve voted once & I might as well have thrown a dart at a spinning dart board when choosing who to vote for.  Waste of my time!  Did I watch the debate?  NO!  They’ve done enough mudslinging to each other already.  I’m good, & in another country.

I don’t think America is a great country, they are the most powerful though.  “With great power comes great responsibility”.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/clinton-trump-called-women-pigs-slobs-and-dogs-w442165

If America still hasn’t decided too bad!  Vote & get this campaign done with already?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/if-home-is-where-the-heart-is-donald-trump-has-no-home-w442192

 

I don’t mind these new Metallica songs, & I’m a skeptic, 2/2 so far for me.  Whenever it’s released it will be 33-34 years they’ve been around a release an album that I might enjoy?

 

10 overHATED heavy metal bands.

For my 2 cents, metal seems like a very small niche market & can be strongly hated by fans of other genres.

 

Looks as though Royal Blood are also in the studio from what I can tell from a Facebook photo.

LANGUAGE APPARENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Green Day kickoff their tour behind the new album coming out on October 7th

http://loudwire.com/green-day-kick-off-revolution-radio-tour-columbus-announce-rescheduled-shows/

 

The Pretty Reckless will have a video for this song on Thursday, September 29th

 

I guess this is where the world is headed at the moment?

http://www.nme.com/news/kanye-west/96707?utm_campaign=nme-27-sep-2016-27-09-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Toronto Blue Jays vs. N.Y. Yankees fight, September 26th, 2016.  Meaningful baseball in September?  April means nothing?  11W-17L in April?  Imagine if that record was reversed?  There wouldn’t be much concern about a wild card for a one game playoff?

 

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HOW DO I MOURN……………….WITH MUSIC.

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Nothing will instantly fix anything, my aunt wont come back as much as everyone would like her to. Everyone mourns differently. I shut off the outside world, put on headphones, cry my eyes out, & listen to music. Why? Because those stupid bands, artists, albums are always there for me, & that’s how I mourn. It’s Wednesday at the moment. I still can’t type this without sobbing. I’m sure my uncle & cousins are having a much tougher time than I am.

I can’t stay in this rut having a pity party. I will never forget my aunt. She was hilarious & always quick with a joke. She laughed & didn’t care who heard her! Many good memories of her. I’ll never forget the weekend the Gagnon family came to my parents house, one of many times, & I was living at my parents, maybe even still in high school? My parents had bought some type of raspberry cream liquor in a smallish 20 oz. bottle. It wasn’t cheap, but after 3 or 4 evenings my aunt polished it off. After the Gagnons left to go home my mother said “I can’t believe it! She finished it! Nobody else even tried it?!”, I replied “Sure, but it was a hilarious weekend!”

When I was released from my cancer rehabilitation program, my aunt was in town of course. Anybody needs anything, she’s there ASAP. I was released Thursday, July 26th 2012. Fridays at Boston Pizza are fish bowl Fridays, 3 shots of alcohol in whatever kind of beverage you like. We went to Boston Pizza that evening to celebrate. Fun times! I started shouting that my aunt was so dark from tanning she looked like an Indian. Everyone thought I was being racist about the aboriginal community, I wasn’t. What do you call a person from India? Indian! She would tan so much in the summer it was almost like she oiled up & basted herself like a turkey for Thanksgiving! A very dark roasted turkey! So yes I do have a lot of good memories of her.

How did she die? Very much loved.

She beat stage 2 breast cancer. It came back & went wherever it could, she was down to ½ of a lung & couldn’t breathe. The last time I saw her was in April for her birthday. She was hilarious! We were playing a game of dice, & she was joking about her cancer. “Hey his/her aunt/mother/sister has cancer, let them roll again”. We all knew she was scared, but of course she could joke about it!

My aunt was the 2nd child of 4. Her big brother Rick, her, my mother, & the youngest. Ken. My aunt was 59 in April, my mother will be 57 in August.

It’s been an emotional roller coaster of a week. Next week I’ll fire up my exercise routine & try to only focus on the good memories I have of my aunt! There’s quite a few of them. Thanks for keeping my family & I in your thoughts!

Yes, when I’m going through a tough time I fill my emotional hole with music. Not necessarily the music that reminds me of that individual, but stuff I like. So, here’s what I’ve been listening to this week…..

Alter Bridge shared it……

24 years ago on July 14th Megadeth released the album “Countdown to Extinction”

Article/review of Third Ion’s new album “Biolith”

http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-third-ion-biolith/

Teaser from Opeth on the next album “Sorceress”

No release date for Opeth, The Agonist or Alter Bridge. Opeth & The Agonist both have teasers on their facebook page & Alter Bridge are hoping for a September release.

Ariana Grande’s snap chat video with Jimmy Fallon

Big Wreck shared this blast from the past….

Consequence of Sound’s review of the new “Ghostbusters”

New full time drummer for “Megadeth”

http://www.megadeth.com/news/welcome-dirk-verbeuren-megadeths-new-drummer

Thursday evening we went to my favourite pub for supper & hear not 1 but 2 Foo Fighters songs with a pop/country tune sandwiched between them. Weird music channel?

We’ll just let the human race die out or become an endangered species at this point? That sure seems where we are headed.

https://brandiweston.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/dear-humanity-lets-try-to-suck-less/

No matter how old you are, it’s WAY BEYOND time that we should all shut up & listen to each other instead of shooting someone for being different!

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres