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I fell asleep to “The Refreshments” the album “Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big, & Buzzy” followed by “In Flames” the live album “Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg”

I exercised to “AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!”  “Kelly Clarkson” the album “All I Ever Wanted”


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It’s official Brewster has a younger Aunt!  My parents bought their puppy on Saturday.  It’s a mutt, ½ Maltese & ½ Yorkie.  Fully grown, Goose, will be around 8 pounds.  I think they got ripped off we went over on Sunday (without Brewster, they can’t be around each other until Goose gets her 3rd vaccination & has begun the deworming pills) Goose is the size of a Guinea pig right now.  It’s weird seeing a dog that small, I thought Brewster was tiny, but then I met Goose who I think is just over 1 pound.  Brewster couldn’t even smell Goose on us.  Goose did fall asleep on both of us (licked & chewed on my thumbs, puppies have really sharp teeth).  Brewster looked HUGE when we picked him up after our visit.  Yes, Goose is named after Goose from “Top Gun”.  I guess Mitch & I have a younger sister now.  I was hoping for a sister when Mitch was born, I guess Goose will do.  The difference other than the gender is the size.  Goose is just as furry as Mitch though.

Today, Kim & I both just wanted to stay in bed.  We did until roughly 6:20 am. I went out & started with 60 squats.  Brewster didn’t want to get up either, I had to wake him up (after a belly rub) & took him outside.  He was up & down from our bed all night.  He can’t get on our bed, he growls until someone helps him, 99.9% of the time it’s Kim.

It’s November, & it was 20 degrees Celsius/68 degrees Fairenhight.  I was outside yesterday in shorts & a T-Shirt.  I grabbed my hoodie & Kim told me I wouldn’t need it.

It’s a 4 day week in Canada.  Friday, November 11th is Remembrance Day.  A day to remember our veterans aka the reason we speak English and/or French.  I’ve already lost 1 of 3 poppies (a pin of the flower that Canadians wear over our heart).  I lost my poppy in the vehicle, I don’t think it lasted 30 minutes?

Best albums of the ‘90s.  I’ve posted this before.  Foo Fighters’ album “The Colour & The Shape” was an instant game changer for me.


In need of some winter “Iron Maiden” swag?  It might make your egg nog latte taste better?


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 homemade Slipknot masks.


Singer of “My Morning Jacket”, Jim James, discusses his latest solo album.  The albums of My Morning Jacket are EXTREMELY tame compared to seeing them live.  I saw them in 2003 opening for Foo Fighters.  The CD I bought is caked I reverb & the album is very mellow.  More of mood music for me.


I like this new Green Day album.  Here’s a new video!!!


Sum 41 members play Wikipedia fact or fiction




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I fell asleep to “Eagles of Death Metal” the album “Death by Sexy”

I exercised to ”Corrosion of Conformity” 6 albums on shuffle.

Exercise total for the week; 5000 crunches, 180 squats, 120 leg lifts, 60 pushups, 20 minutes of planking.

Now I just want to curl up in the fetal position on the couch & cry. My muscles are that sore.

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All of this exercise & you’d think I’d look ripped! Not so. I still have more T-Shirts that don’t fit than those that do fit. I’m much lighter than I was going into the hospital than I am now. I was 265 pounds, right now I’m somewhere close to 240 as of a few weeks ago. My frame is quite big, I’ll never be under 200. I think somewhere between 210-220 is where I should be. At the moment my dominant/right calf looks like a chicken wing after you’ve striped the meat off of it. My left calf looks decent. Either way my legs are SEXY……………….a little furry but still SEXY!

I think I’ve figured out what the most beneficial exercises are for me at the moment. Squats, exercise bike, walking, stairs, leg lifts on my hands & knees, crunches. I need some more upper body strength but that’s not high on my priority list at the moment. I’m in not bad shape, for a guy in a wheelchair, but all of my weight/fat went right to my belly.

I graduated high school at 185 pounds. When I got to University I read my text books every night but I’d need a study break. I’d leave the book open on my desk in my room & grab 20 pound weights, do 20 curls on each arm, some sit ups & push ups. I take a study break & do that about twice a day/evening. I remember I’d ride the exercise bike in the basement while watching a movie & ride it for however long the movie was.

Register to vote for your favourite song, band or live band. I didn’t but I know who I’d like to win for best live band! I’ve only seen them once, but I’m not done seeing them live!

Baroness release new video. I really like their most recent album “Purple”

Cheap Trick interview with Consequence of Sound on their induction to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

REALLY! This needs to change like before Napster happened. $0.99 FOR A 15 SONG ALBUM ON SPOTIFY??????? Tell your employer you’ll work for 3-4 months for $0.99. Musicians are doing it, might as well join in???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or rent the album 20 times????????

Star Wars: Episode VII was fantastic in the theater & also at home with surround sound. Now I should watch “Top Gun” with our surround sound!!!!

I wonder if the sequel will be any good?

3 versions of the same song & it’s just an extremely catchy song to me in any form!!

Oh yeah, that little TV show ended last night maybe you’ve heard of it? American Idol. I’ve watched it occasionally over the years. Didn’t watch the first season at all. I just really liked some of the stuff Kelly Clarkson released & I saw Phillip Phillips a few years ago. The guy who always gets compared to Dave Matthews. Other than that, I just found it to be a talent contest on a LARGE stage. 3 or 4 judges narrow it down to the top 10 they like, then they tell you ‘OK, these 10 we deem worthy of winning this contest. Great marketing tool, but the subject is/was as subjective as it gets. I would have an idea as to who would win & it was never who I had chosen in my mind. They’re all good at what they do, I don’t necessarily like it all. How many of the musicians I listen to would do well on the show, other than the 2 winners I do listen to? Maybe 2 or 3 at best?

This is how fast I’ll abandon my computer today. I have no cell phone or tablet/iPad, catch you on the weekend update! Monday, I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be online at all?

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Broken bones will heal. Words can hurt, especially if the victim has a good memory & tends to dwell on such things. Swearing is just words, I don’t mind them, they’re words with no meaning for me. I’m not going to use them since the entire world has labeled them as bad. If you’re offended by profanity, that’s fine…………..I get it. You’re the one who has defined it as a bad word, not me. This may seem odd to many but if you want to hurt ME in particular, swearing has little to no effect on me.

I fell asleep to “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery + Fish”

I woke up to”Dream Theater” a sampling of the album “Octavarium”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “Dig”

I’ve seen this clip a few times. HILARIOUS!

Pentatonix live!!!!!

Kanye West to debut new album at MSG.

Top 50 hard rock & metal guitarists.

I Mother Earth is marking this year as the 20th anniversary of “Scenery + Fish” playing the entire album front to back & some other stuff!!!!! “Scenery + Fish” was their break through album, their 2nd of 4 albums released when I was 16 years old. It went triple platinum in Canada! This also marks 20 years since they played in Saskatchewan. I saw them at the age of 16 in Saskatoon on the tour for this album!

Hi everyone…yes been a bit quiet around here lately. That is about to change. 2016 is shaping up to be a pretty cool year for us and we just wanted to tell you a bit of what’s going on. This year is actually the 20th anniversary of our 2nd album, Scenery & Fish. That album did some pretty damn good things for us and took us around the world. It went triple platinum here in Canada, with four singles released from it. That shit just doesn’t happen anymore. So… we thought we’d celebrate a little. We’re hitting the road with S+F 20 Celebrating 20 years of Scenery & Fish. We’re going to play the whole album front to back as well as a bunch of other stuff to round the night out. A nice long evening with your pals, The Mothers. We have other announcements to come that fall under the S & F umbrella so please stay tuned…We’ve been busy. Anywhoo, here are the first couple of shows announced, more to come. Yell if you want us. Friday April 22, O’Brian’s Event Centre, Saskatoon. Saturday April 23, Casino Regina, Regina”

Nickelback” start work on new album.

Yes, I know it’s the “in” thing to hate “Nickelback”, what’s the point though? How about just don’t listen to them. I’m not a fan either. I like “Foo Fighters”, “Big Wreck”, “Alter Bridge”, “Tool”, etc. There’s likely at least 5 haters for every fan of these bands.

10 years” are back. I didn’t even know they were gone, I’ve never heard of them?

Ben of “Breaking Benjamin” covers “Korn”

Top 10 important rock albums. I don’t necessarily listen to all of these, but I’d have to agree with this list. You could easily add more. The BIG ones for me are Nirvana, Radiohead, & Led Zeppelin! Just the “Physical Graffiti album from Led Zeppelin. Why aren’t the Rolling Stones on here?

I always get these 2 songs messed up. Just because they both have “rain” in the title. No Slayer’s not one of them.

Top Gun sequel is being discussed.

Join “Pearl Jam” helping Flint, Michigan

Here they are, tour dates for Iggy Pop & Josh Homme

“03/28/16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03/29/16 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
03/31/16 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
04/02/16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
04/06/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
04/07/16 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/09/16 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11/16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
04/12/16 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre
04/15/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music
04/19/16 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater
04/28/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex”

Is “Black Sabbath” really done?

According to the “Alter Bridge” Facebook page, they have 3 songs written for their 5th album!

New “Dream Theater” release on Friday!

Double album, 34 songs in total $18.99 on iTunes.

Are you ready for 2016’s comic book movies?

AH HA! So it’s because of Steven Tyler, that Guns n’ Roses are reuniting!

I’m not American, & the musicians do nothing for me.

“Undateable” + “Backstreet Boys” = HILARITY!!!

Article with Randy Blythe vocalist for Lamb of God

“Deftones” have a teaser for their next album

Bono remembers David Bowie

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Riders lost……………….again. 0W-8L. I didn’t see any poorly played football, but that sure isn’t what the fans want to see as an outcome, not why I have season tickets? The Toronto Blue Jays on the other hand scored 36 runs over 3 days in Anaheim 9-3 Friday, 15-3 Saturday, & 12-5 on Sunday! They scored more points than the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the weekend??? I was certainly happy with the Blue Jays out come! CFL, I’ve lost “…..that loving feeling…” to watch EVERY game this year like I usually do. I only watch Rider games & can tell there’s a greater chance of them losing the game.  Yes, I “coach” the Saskatchewan Roughriders & the Toronto Blue Jays from my couch or in Mosaic Stadium.  Neither team listens to me, kind of like my wife?

It was going to take you back their anyways. I hear there’s a sequel coming!

That weekend seemed to fly by for me, I don’t know why? I didn’t do much, didn’t even go to the football game. It was windy & raining all day, cleared up by game time but we had already made our decision to not go.

Alanis Morissette discusses her problems with food binging, purging, starving, etc. Also announces a 4 CD 20th anniversary collector’s edition of “Jagged Little Pill”

Iron Maiden dedicate new song to Robin Williams. Album release on iTunes September 4th.

…And “Full House” is on Netflix.

Foo Fighters poster in 47 seconds

John Oliver on LGBT discrimination. Race, religion, sexuality, etc. Wake up world! Does any of this matter, it’s 2015. Look at how far we’ve advanced as a society! A half inch forward! But everyone in the USA has the right to own a firearm & shoot someone when they feel threatened? If Hillary Clinton was black & gay, she wouldn’t even be a political figure!

David Gilmour covers The Beatles “Here, There, & Everywhere”

I just really like Pentatonix. They make it look easy!

You can’t get these on their albums. From what I know they’re working on their 4th studio album, the future album is to be original music. They also have 2 Christmas albums out at the moment.

All I can say is it’s better than the material on their 1st album, I guess? Sound Cloud inside the link.

Rock It Out Blog from Monday/today

Songs I like, “One Bad Son” If you like Guns n’ Roses there’s a good chance you’ll like these guys.

I was never a big fan of Guns n’ Roses. Can’t say I listen to this very often, maybe once a year?

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A Million Miles Away Blog on facebook. through email.

Give the site a moment to load all of the links. It takes a bit for my computer & it crashes on Kim’s cell.

I was up early today. Kim had to take Brewster to the groomer’s to be there by 7:00am. I was awake when they left, I didn’t want to be, but I had to pee! Better in the toilet than in the bed.

Audioslave reunion?

Rock Band 4 video game to include “Disturbed”, “Halestorm”, & “System of a Down”

A change for the better I’m sure most would say.

“Lamb of God” album review

What am I listening to at the moment? EVERYTHING!

These guys will be at “The Exchange” in October, only problem is that it’s a Thursday. I need my beauty sleep.

Any one of the last 2 or 1st 3 Foo Fighters albums.

This is why Kim gives me a monthly allowance for iTunes?!

Muse, Fall Out Boy, & Smashing Pumpkins were a little disappointing for me. Good albums, but not what I was expecting. I should lower my expectations, then I wouldn’t be disappointed very often! BAZINGA!!!

So I guess “Korn” are still around, & have a new album coming out soon.

Foo Fighters million dollar demo cassette leaked online

Demo version then the actual album recorded in Dave Grohl’s basement in Virginia

I guess “Lamb of God” has many big name fans

In Flames guitarist interview/article

The Muppets return to TV in the fall on ABC

New Alice Cooper album with big name guests!!

Real life “Footloose” in L.A.???? Possible ban on dancing?

Weird, but “I Can’t Dance”, nor do I ”…drink in L.A……”

Terrible ’90s song that would be a big hit for them.

“Footloose” was my favourite movie as a kid, then it was “Top Gun”, then I saw “Return of the Jedi”/grew up somewhat. There is a “Top Gun 2” in the works. Wouldn’t it be awesome if “Goose” came back as a hologram? Little “Top Gun” mixed with “Star Wars” sometimes I amaze myself! LET’S DO A MOVIE MASH UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim picked up Brewster today over her lunch break. He loves going to the groomer’s. 6:45am Kim says to him “Should we go see Sara?” Then he’s running to the door ASAP. When Kim drops him off, he knows what’s coming within 3 blocks & starts whining!

This sounds good, I pre-ordered the album on iTunes for release on October 2nd.

Climate change is happening now. 165F in Iraq as Jimmy Fallon reported yesterday.

Songs I like, “Neil Young”

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I’ll let the sunshine in………………….while I’m in front of the A/C vent………………NAKED!

Facebook page is just a link to the blog. Email or other blog notifications are just to let you know there’s a new post from me.

I keep checking out the group “Highly Suspect”. Each time I listen to them, I’m just not sure if I like them or not?

$7.99 yet I’m on the fence a bit still. 5 songs on the album already for preview also immediate download once pre-ordered. I’m leaning towards getting it but I’m just not sure. I do like “The Pretty Reckless” that Halestorm recommended, another female fronted hard rock band.

More & more females are fronting popular bands. I think that’s a good thing probably a larger vocal range.

‘Top Gun’ sequel? I’m already having Kenny Loggins’ flashbacks. They’ve made a ‘Footloose’ reboot, is there a sequel in the works. Does it fell like the early ’80s to anyone else?

Big week for LGBT, still a long way to go though. John Oliver nails it.

Video is almost 17 minutes long but well worth the time!

‘Faith No More’ cover ‘Foo Fighters’

Scott Anderson of ‘Finger Eleven’ discusses new album

More LGBT news. If everyone is happy with their lifestyle, I’m fine with however they’re living their lives. I glad that the USA approved same sex marriage. I’ll never understand what the issue was in the first place?

U2 plays ‘Gloria’ for the first time in 10 years!

Did part of my exercises. 40 push ups & some yoga. I didn’t feel like doing any exercise today. Even when I feel tired I have to do something exercise wise. I have a workout playlist with 55 songs on it, I hit shuffle & I’m off to the races!

Foo Fighters just keep going. Broken leg won’t stop Dave Grohl for long!

You knew it wouldn’t take too long for backlash after the Supreme Court’s ruling

Songs I like. “Ken Tizzard” former bassist of ‘The Watchmen” & ‘Thornley” & probably among the most under rated musicians out there!

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