WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/MY RE-OCCURING DREAM

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I fell asleep to “Trivium” the album “Silence in the Snow” followed by “In Flames” the album “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

 

I exercised to “Slipknot” the album “5 The Gray Chapter”

 

500 crunches, 500 leg lifts, 375 pushups, 200 back flexes, & 25 minutes of planking.

That’s 100 crunches, 100 leg lifts, 75 pushups, 40 back flexes, & 5 minutes of planking each working day.

I think I figured out a portion, maybe all about a re-occurring dream I’ve been having since I was in the WRC.

I continually dream that I’m late for high school & I have an English paper that’s WAY overdue.  I get to school & have no clue as to what my locker combination is.

In University in 1999 my grandmother died of breast cancer.  I was a mess at the time.  I skipped out on an English final & drove to Moose Jaw & back instead.  With the 3rd Foo Fighters’ album that had just been released in November blasting the entire time.  My grandmother passed away on December 5th, 1999.

I guess that dream is more about me having some type of unfinished business to deal with?  Maybe it’s nothing & I’m reading too much into it?

No Trump talk!  You know what I think about him & you’re entitled to your own take on him!  I have never & will never condone violence to ANYONE.  If I thought it would change anything I’d give Trump a slap upside the head.

I’m typically not a political person.  Canadian politics bore me & I choose not to vote.  If I lived in the USA that would be different.  I watch too much CNN, since watching Trump lead the USA is much like his campaign x 100.

 

THAT’S ALL FOR THE CANCER TALK FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It’s August, there’s very little music being released & not much for music news but here’s what I could find.

 

Audio interview with Chris Adler, drummer for Lamb of God.

 

Audio interview with Corey Taylor, singer for Stone Sour & Slipknot.

 

Audio interview with Royal Blood.

 

 

Poor camera man!  Kim & I just laughed & laughed & laughed………..

 

When I was working, I’d listen to my iPod a double album of “Lynyrd Skynyrd” their Greatest Hits & “Systematic Chaos” by Dream Theater, or the odd podcast.  One ear bud in my right ear, other one down my shirt.  Noise cancelling headphones on.  Those 2 albums would pretty much last my 8 hour shift.

 

A 2nd song from Jack Johnson!!!!!

 

A PBS concert\documentary regarding Foo Fighters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/foo-fighters-rock-the-acropolis-in-landmarks-live-trailer-w498301

 

Jimmy Kimmel reads mean tweets from Trump supporters.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-reads-mean-tweets-from-angry-trump-supporters-w498287

 

Jose Bautista is too old to be the face of the franchise, he’ll probably ask for too much next year whoever he signs with & he’s a whiner.  Have fun on the Free Agent market at the end of the year, if you’re still with the Blue Jays at the end of August.

If Jose Bautista can hit 30 home runs this year, I still don’t think I’d renew his contract of $18,000,000.  Troy Tulowitzki & Jose Bautista would be the first of many players I’d try to dump on whoever wants to pay for a name.  Right there is $38,000,000 off the books of players not living up to their contracts!

 

My album of the year for whatever year it was, was “Nothing but Thieves” self-titled debut album.  Their 2nd album is being released on September 8th this year & here are the 3 singles they have released thus far…

It’s not close to hard rock, rock, or metal.  Lots of people my age & younger will not like this group.  I’m OK with that, for any music I listen to, I never said you had to like it.

August 25th new Queens of the Stone Age, September 8th Nothing But Thieves, Alter Bridge anthology, & Jack Johnson, September 15th Foo Fighters.  After that, who knows?

 

 

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No summer vacation for us.  Kim’s work is rather shorthanded this month.

Friday ended with me having a beer & a covfefe while watching “Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown” followed by a trip to “The Queen City Ex” aka the carnival aka “Buffalo Days” to see “I Mother Earth” & “The Watchmen” in concert for a WHOPPING $12!  AWESOME!

We can look at this a few different ways.  A) I saw two of my BIG name bands from the ‘90s last year in 2 separate concerts at the casino.  B) I just saw them together Friday night at the travelling carnival.  C) Since 1999 I’ve been able to see them live while drinking a beer & paying less to see them.

The Watchmen are a fairly successful Canadian rock band, & incredible live.  The albums are great & then you see them live & they blow your mind they’re so good!

I Mother Earth is well taken among hard rock fans, but not for everyone.  I know Kim didn’t want to be there, but she stuck around, she could have left, I could have gotten a ride home with Mitch.

I guess Edwin’s back & Bryan’s out doing his solo country thing or is a concert promoter now.  Unfortunately Edwin & Bryan sound nothing alike.  We likely will never hear anything from the last 2 albums live (Edwin recorded just the first 2 albums).

The Watchmen played first from 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm or so finishing with their big hit………………

I Mother Earth played just as long & radio edit versions were not involved at all.  I think when they made the set list they may have been thinking something like this “They want this 7 minute song to be 5 minutes?  Too bad we’re making it 7:30 minutes long!”

I typically don’t like bands that improvise/”jam” on stage, if I’d have to choose one band that does it, I’d pick I Mother Earth in a heartbeat.

All we heard from I Mother Earth was about 5 songs from the first album and I’m guessing 7 songs from the second album.  Yes, we saw some slap guitar!  Not slap bass, but slap guitar in a solo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Who else does that?

This solo below has slap guitar in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Drummer, bassist, guitar, vocals, & 2 additional percussionists FANTASTIC!

I had somewhat of a high school crush Friday night watching these bands.  I discovered The Watchmen at home from sick one day on Much Music, Canada’s MTV.  1994 I saw this video on MM……………

1996 rolled around & this video and song was everywhere……………..

 

If it costs me $6 per ‘90s Canadian rock band now, there are a few more I’d love to see doing a reunion tour, that will likely never happen or they’re still together!

  1. A) Finger Eleven still together. They haven’t stopped since they changed their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & recorded the album “Tip” in 1998
  1. B) Matthew Good Band almost a guarantee to NOT get back together
  1. C) Wide Mouth Mason, maybe?
  1. D) Our Lady Peace together & opening for Guns n’ Roses, I don’t know if Our Lady Peace ever really stopped, much like Econoline Crush? Both just seemed to fade away from the spotlight? I’m not a Guns n’ Roses fan, I won’t be there.  I did just see Our Lady Peace open for Bryan Adams though.  They’re together & they’re good, as long as they keep the bulk of their shows on songs from their first 4 albums, which they did when I saw them!  Our Lady Peace last released an album in 2012 & Econoline Crush is recording with a new contract & label.  Currently there are 5 of their albums on iTunes, the most recent from 2010, a greatest hits album.

There could be many more added to that list of ‘90s rock bands, but that list would make me EXTREMELY happy!  Big Wreck has been back since 2011 & have released 3 albums & a 7 song EP of live songs & a cover.

The coolest thing about Friday night was that I was wearing a metal band T-Shirt, Lamb of God, & was complimented on it twice!  Once waiting for the show to start & some guy flashed me the metal horns on our way to our vehicle after the show.

I’ve had this experience before wearing one of my Into Eternity shirts in Boston & Edmonton.  Into Eternity is a local metal band that has done quite well as far as underground metal goes, check iTunes or your local music store, you’ll see 4 albums & 2 singles.  The first album is difficult to find.

Saturday evening we were babysitting for our friends.  Kim took Hannah to the “Emoji Movie”.  I stayed home with Brewster & the Roughriders game & the Blue Jays game.

 

Sunday Kim & Hannah had breakfast before I was even awake from sleeping on the couch.  I’m not sure where Brewster ended up sleeping?  He tends to roam when Hannah’s here.  He’s not sure how he’ supposed to act around young kids, he tends to get scared & find a quiet spot or curl up on my lap.  He does this also if there’s more than 3 or 4 people around as well.  Poor guy’s getting old, he’ll be 12 years old on January 31st, 2018.  We got him from a breeder down the street from us in April of 2006.

We finished Sunday with an early birthday BBQ for Corey at their place & a pile of Corey & Jolene’s friends.  I’d call it an annual event (well, the last 4 years as far as I know).  Corey smokes a brisket, we all eat & drink!

While at Corey & Jolene’s place I had a VERY odd sense of anxiety.  I don’t know what caused it, it certainly wasn’t anyone’s fault.  It was all in my head!  I didn’t freak out or anything, I just clamed up & felt out of place?  I couldn’t tell you why, I just felt awkward among people that I have no reason to?  Weird feeling, never happened to me before?  Again, nobody’s fault, it was all in my head.

Monday will be a lazy day for us, get ready for the week, watch whatever is half decent on TV or Netflix, lay low & prepare for Tuesday.  Yes, Saskatchewan, Canada has the most days off than any other province I think it is?

 

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I’m a big fan of Lamb of God, In Flames, Trivium, & many more metal bands!  Trivium has made 2 albums that are terrible to me though.  I have issues with “The Crusade” & “Shogun”.  I do like the song ‘The Crusade’, as for “Shogun” they seem to get stuck on a riff & repeat it many times.  Quite a few fans call “Shogun” their favourite album.  I don’t get it, but to each their own!  I got into them on the 2nd album “Ascendancy” released in 2005.  I own most of the CDs, until the last 2 which I bought on iTunes.  Anyways, here’s a review/reaction to the new single & the instrumental ‘The Crusade’.

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

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

 

I just figured we’d all be using emojis in the not so distant future?

http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/features/rick-and-morty-creator-interview-w493420

 

Pearl Jam shared it, & it’s the first song on my favourite Pearl Jam album!  Listened to this album every day on the way to my summer job in 1998!

 

FYI – The Paranormal album from Alice Cooper is REALLY good!

 

So many conspiracy theories flying around the death of Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington.  Leave it alone & let them R.I.P.

 

Yep, it’s a marathon, not a sprint at a Foo Fighters show!  They tell you as they begin a show.

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/08/foo-fighters-32-song-three-and-a-half-hour-lollapalooza-aftershow-was-something-to-behold-video-setlist/

 

How do the Blue Jays lose 16-7 on Friday in Houston, then play the same team the next day & win 4-3 in an extra inning.  Then go into the 9th inning ahead 6-3 and lose the game in the 9th inning 7-6?  Best team in baseball (Houston Astros) vs. the 2nd worst team (Toronto Blue Jays).  If you’re a casual Blue Jay fan, you may not want to watch a game for a year or two, this could get horrific!?

 

The fact that Pauly Shore is still around is incredible.  I love the Movie “Son-in-Law”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/pauly-shore-mocks-stephen-millers-statue-of-liberty-presser-w496193

 

A Rolling Stones member had lung cancer & survived, without the public knowing?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ronnie-wood-on-cancer-battle-it-could-have-been-curtains-w496199

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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

 

 

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Friday night I went out to The Exchange, The Club side with my dad to see ‘Room 333’ play.  Good show, small venue for a full on hard rock act but it sounded good.  They have a 3 or 4 song EP coming out.  They do have an album on iTunes!  Seeing them live you also get to see drummer Chris Dimas playing drums like nobody else!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id1264904399

 

I love going to The Exchange to see bands, & people I haven’t seen in a looooong time.  That’s one of very few if not the only venue in town for original artists to play.  The last band I was in played there a lot & only 2 other venues that are now gone.  I do not miss hauling my guitar, amplifier, & speaker cabinet home at 2:30 am after playing for an hour though.  I’m old, I’d need a roadie now “I’m done, now get all of my gear home for me please, $20 OK?”  One of the last shows we played before I got sick was a benefit show for Telemiracle.  They raise money to help those in need of medical equipment.  They gave us $11,000 towards a wheelchair van for me that was $18,000.  It’s a full weekend of entertainment in Saskatoon or Regina for people to call in & donate to the cause.  I think we played 2 benefit shows, with all of the money going to Telemiracle.  I think the last concert I played was for Telemiracle, we hit the stage at 1:00 am.  Ugh, I liked playing to an audience but there were 16 people left at that time, including the bar staff & a sound guy.  The next day I go on to a post board to thank people for coming & I get a response of “Thanks, I was the guy on the left!”  I’ve played to 16 people & 500 people.  With the lights in my eyes it’s hard to tell who’s out there, might as well entertain whoever’s there.  Leave it all on the stage, then pack up your gear in the wee hours of the morning.

We were never rich or famous.  We just played what we wanted to hear.  No sense in having a hobby you don’t like!

 

My dad, uncle, & I made a trip to the north end of town to the Sobey’s liquor store today in the late afternoon, went back to my parents’ house to slap on some sun lotion & went to the Saskatchewan Roughrider game.  Our season tickets are on the East side of the field.  We were sweating/dying for the first 3 quarters since the east side gets a lot of sun, especially when the game starts at 4:30 pm & it’s +31 Celcius which is 87.8 Fahrenheit.  By the fourth quarter the sun had gone down enough that we were in the shade & we won!  It was a very entertaining football game!

 

I checked out the price of 18 cans of beer they sell at the stadium for $9 a can, but if you buy it at a liquor store it work out to $25 for 18 cans which is roughly &1.39 a can.  It’s a HUGE increase for profit in the new stadium but I’ve only had 2 beer for $5 each at the old stadium since the washrooms weren’t very convenient.  Now they’re easily accessible but the beer is grossly overpriced.  No beer for this guy!  Today my uncle bought us each a needed cold beer though.  We got to our wheelchair section & I immediately grabbed a bottled water out of our bag I was incredibly hot.

 

My uncle & cousins flew home today, & Kim gets home today as well.  Kim & her sister drove home by Prince Albert to help their aunt get settled into her new house.  She moved from Prince George in B.C. to be closer to family.  Her husband passed away from 2 heart attacks & I think cancer, while I was in the hospital.  I liked him very cool guy!

 

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Nothing was mentioned about this earlier.  “Slayer” playing ‘Raining Blood’ on Jimmy Fallon!  WOW, I didn’t see that coming!  This was on the evening of Thursday, July 27.

 

I have issues with 99% of what Gene Simmons says.  The music industry isn’t dead.  Maybe KISS is just not as popular as they were in 70s & 80s?

http://loudwire.com/gene-simmons-music-business-dead-because-fans-wont-pay-music/   Money’s great!  But it’s not everything Gene!

 

Alter Bridge live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And the “Making a Murderer” plot thickens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/averys-lawyer-offers-10000-in-proof-of-guilt-challenge-w494834

 

Blue Jays are playing 3 games this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  After the 4 game winning streak against the Oakland Athletics I hope nobody got a false sense of them making the playoffs.  They still have 7 teams ahead of them for the second wild card spot.  Oakland came into Toronto with the exact same win-loss record as Toronto.  It’s nice to see a winning streak, but the 4 game winning streak didn’t really do anything for them.

By Tuesday I hope this team looks different!  Monday at noon Eastern Time is the trade deadline.  If possible I hope they get a pile of young prospects & a few younger current players.  If they’re able to dump 3 or 4 players that means they could take $60M or $80M off the payroll of old under preforming veterans.  There 6 players they have now that I wouldn’t even consider trading, 3 of them are in the minor league system.  From what I hear they’re keeping the old players with HUGE contracts & loading up the minor league teams with really good prospects if possible.  This won’t be like the trade deadline of 2015.  They won’t be a playoff contender until the 2019 season at the earliest.

 

Stephen Colbert’s political monologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Massive fire at EDM festival

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/massive-fire-forces-evacuation-at-barcelona-edm-festival-w494919

 

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I’m going back to a Sunday, Wednesday, Friday routine this week!

 

Thursday we stayed home & I watched the Blue Jays game.  We cleared off the DVR in the evening.  Friday we slept in until 8:30 am.  I get to bed around 11:30 pm, about an hour later I fall asleep……………if I’m lucky after flipping, tossing, & flopping around!  Kim’s out seconds before she’s lying down.  Friday in the late afternoon, a friend of ours was in town.  We had supper & I had a few Malibu rum & 7 up.  The Gin to 7 up ratio didn’t work out, I had to figure out what to put in the remaining 7 up.  Fake rum it was!  Don’t worry, I have real rum & Coke or beer usually.

Saturday, we spent the afternoon at Sherry & James’ in the backyard on the deck having some adult beverages.  We got there around 3:00 pm & left around 7:00 pm.  Watched the Rider game on TV to see them lose, then watched “Blue Jays in :30” to see them lose 2 -1 in the 10th inning in Cleveland.  Today they play in Cleveland the last game of 3 in Cleveland aka I’ll be on the couch!

 

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R.I.P. Chester Bennington, thanks for the music you’ve left us with.

Yes, it’s sad to hear that anyone has died & we all send our thoughts towards the friends & family affected by the passing of anyone.  If it’s because of suicide, someone should have or likely noticed a change in the individual’s attitude or mood.  If they didn’t notice anything.  The passing of that person should not to be celebrated in any manner.  I know it’s hard to talk about.  I couldn’t deal with mine in the WRC.  I had to ask Kim to write a note to my doctor for me, I dictated it to her & passed it along to my doctor.  I’ve been there, I’ve thought about it many times, before & during my recovery of cancer.  I have no desire to go back to such a dark place.  A suicide is sad, but unjustified!  You don’t have to commit suicide, ask for help, any decent person would gladly listen.  Or take a deep breath, step back, look at the situation, prioritize the issues, & tackle them one at a time.

“The world has lost not only an amazing singer and artist, but a great father and a good friend. Our hearts are broken from the loss. We will miss you Chester.

If you’re alone and feeling the same, reach out. If you’re fighting depression and pain, speak out. There is always someone to listen.” – Stone Sour

 

Stephen Colbert in Russia!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stephen-colbert-visits-trumps-golden-shower-hotel-room-w493038

 

New video from ‘The Agonist’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I LOVE TOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

This annoys me to no end as an audience member.  I’m all for a warning at the start of a show, exactly the same warning you get before a movie plays in the theater!

http://loudwire.com/maynard-james-keenan-urges-fans-stop-recording-video-shows/

 

Sorry Blue Jay fans, they’re going nowhere fast.  Trade deadline on July 31st, I’m confident that much ado about nothing will happen.  Word is the Rogers owner has told CEO Mark Shapiro & GM Ross Atkins not to blow this team up.  ‘They’re too good of a team’ aka they’re making money off of the TV revenues & attendance at the ball park.  I think we’re living on false hope or a “Look over here, while I do nothing over there” scam!  Bautista & maybe Marco Estrada &/or Francisco Lariano will be traded, nobody else though (the 3 mentioned players have expiring contracts at the end of the season).  They want to keep this old team together for the sake of making a few extra bucks.  As of Sunday morning, before today’s game, they are 44W-53L with 57 regular season games left.  Unless they win, I’d guess 47 or more of those games, I don’t see a playoff game or series happening this year!

 

Foo Fighters albums ranked.  It will be different for everyone, or you may not like Foo Fighters at all.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-albums-ranked/

 

Foo Fighters & Queens of the Stone Age plan to take over the world!

http://www.nme.com/news/music/looks-like-foo-fighters-queens-stone-age-planning-take-fking-world-together-2113037?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

 

The original line up of the band “Live” has been & are still touring the world!

 

Senator John McCain’s brain cancer diagnoses shakes up Washington.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/john-mccains-brain-cancer-diagnosis-shakes-up-washington-w493269

 

New song from the sophomore album by “Nothing but Thieves” out September 8th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is the first single they released below.

 

Muse performs “Dig Down” on Stephen Colbert!

 

I wonder if O.J. is using his parole time to look for the real killers?  I’m sure if he asked anyone it would be much quicker than if he was on his own, like the search would be over within 5 seconds.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/ron-goldmans-family-oj-simpson-parole-very-disappointing-w493552

 

 

 

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I fell asleep to “Halflives” the album “Empty Rooms”

I exercised to “I Mother Earth” the album “Scenery & Fish”.  Close to 8 minutes long!  Perfect for my planking with rest periods & then lying on the floor exhausted.

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 50 one day then 60 pushups the rest of the week, 5 minutes of planking & 20 back flexes a day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 80 back flexes, 20 minutes of planking, & 50+60+60+60=230 pushups over 4 days.

Now I need to get my butt moving on some cardio, said nobody in their right mind.  If Kim & I get up & just go walking with my walker, or to the recumbent exercise bike, first thing in the morning on either Saturdays or Sundays, I’ll do it!  I want to get up & get it over with, then start my day without the constant thought that I have to squeeze in some cardio.

I really don’t take MY cancer too serious now.  Whenever Kim takes me to any type of cancer appointment, in my head I try to downgrade it……..I’m fine & I’m alive, & I laugh at MY cancer.  I don’t ever need to think of it as this terrible life changing event.  I go for a blood test, needles don’t bother me, I turn to Kim while the nurse is putting the band around my arm & say to Kim “Hold me Kimmy, pwease”? Then all 3 of us get a little chuckle!  If you can’t laugh at yourself, how do you intend to laugh at anything?

I increased my pushups by 10 every day from 40 to 50, 2 sets of 25, at some point I lost my mind?  As of Tuesday, I now do 40 back flexes & 60 pushups (in 3 sets of 20).  Wow I’m out of shape.  On the other hand, I was wearing a T-Shirt the other day that was tight in the arms & shoulders.  Maybe this exercising is doing something?

 

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I’m sorry, I just can’t stop laughing.  My sides hurt Hahahahaha!!!  I feel sad for those that didn’t vote for him, like 70% of Americans.

LIMITED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He’s polling at 36% right now.  “That’s pretty close to 40%.  That’s pretty good.”- Donald Trump.  Either 36% or 40% is an Epic Fail!

 

What do ‘Stone Sour’ fans think of ‘Nickelback’?

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

 

Rock’s not dead, it’s just not at the forefront of music right now.  Hip-hop & pop music have taken that spot for now.  Lots of people prefer the radio friendly pop, hip-hop, or country music.

 

Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters, on Donald Trump.

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-taylor-hawkins-president-trump-we-got-what-we-deserve/

CENSORED LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

The Alter Bridge anthology has been preordered as of June.  I don’t need the documentary, it wasn’t in the package I chose.  I’ve got their 10 year box-set with many interviews & all first 4 albums on vinyl & CD.

LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   In the video or go ahead & read the article.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/alter-bridge-live-at-the-o2

 

Long article with singer, Hayley Williams of ‘Paramore’.  I still can’t get enough of this album!

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/hayley-williams-everythings-gonna-be-everything?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

I guess Tim Burton is making a live action “Dumbo” movie.  A movie I can pass on.  I’m not a fan of these reboots at the moment.  I’m old enough to have seen the original!

http://www.nme.com/blogs/the-movies-blog/tim-burtons-dumbo-will-ruin-your-childhood-2112213?utm_content=manual&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nme

 

Are Guns n’ Roses recording a new album?

https://www.alternativenation.net/guns-n-roses-original-new-album-plan-will-surprise-you/

I’ve got 1987 debut album “Appetite for Destruction” honestly I’ve listened to it all the way through once.  It’s in the closet behind me, not even on my iTunes or iPod.  I have no desire to listen to it.  Whoever announces at the Roughrider games found a different song to play before the game the last 2 seasons, but this year, in a new stadium, they went back 30 years to play “Welcome to the Jungle” again?

I go to the Saskatchewan Roughrider games for one reason only.  Not the music, overpriced food & beverages, the half time show, etc.  I go to watch a football game.  I must be a sucker for punishment?  I watch the Riders & the Toronto Blue Jays.  Neither team will be winning anything this year, despite me yelling/coaching from my couch or seat at the Rider home games.

Well, I’m done for the week.  I have a Toronto Blue Jay game to watch in ½ hour.  I guess 65,000 people in Boston have the day off?  Now the blog will go back to Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday.

 

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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the album “Siren Charms”

I exercised to “Odds” the album “Bedbugs”

Below is my favourite song from this album

100 leg lifts, 100 crunches, 40 pushups, & 20 back flexes/day.  400 leg lifts, 400 crunches, 160 pushups, & 80 back flexes over the course of 4 days

I figured Kim’s got Friday booked off, then I’ll take a day off too.  I started back doing my exercises & found out my cold wasn’t gone yet.  I did the maximum repetitions for 4/6 exercises.  I guess that’s what I’ll do this week?  I’m pretty much making my own rules as I go, I guess?  Monday-Thursday this week.  It’s summer time & there are many people coming & going this year.  Honestly we have no plans set in stone for the rest of the summer or fall, other than Saskatchewan Roughrider home games that I go to with my parents.

Timothy Wong was here over the weekend, nice to see him & his daughter briefly at the football game, his son Nicholas was guarding the seats.

We’d like to spend some time at my family cabin, don’t know when that’ll be though?  Other than that, I’m not sure what we’ll be up to this summer?

 

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Sorry, some Toronto Blue Jay talk for a bit.  All of the MLB stops as of this Monday for the All-Star break.  The trade deadline is 12:00 noon eastern time.  The Blue Jays are in last place in their division of 5 teams at 41W-47L.  Each team plays 162 games a year, so there is lots of baseball to go!  This is when the trade rumours start.  What do I want the Jays to do?  Trade a lot of the team, or stay the course, either way.  Please stop lying to fans who don’t know any better aka all of the fans that jumped on the bandwagon in 2015.

Doesn’t matter to me if you’re a bandwagon jumper or not.  Compare the Blue Jays today to the Blue Jays of 2015.  Pretty much the same team other than Left Field & First Base/DH.  So the 2015 team didn’t win a World Series & now you basically have the same players, just 2 years older.  You’ve got a messy platoon in LF & 1B/DH is putting up better numbers than Encarnacion did in 2015.  1B Justin Smoak has 23 Home Runs, 56 Runs Batted In, & a batting average of .294.  IMPRESSIVE to say the least.  At the designated hitters spot is Kendrys Morales who’s stats are 16HR, 48RBI, & an average of .252.  The player the Jays lost in the off season has very similar numbers compared to those of Kendrys Morales.

In my eyes the 2 new front office guys who came in during the off season of 2015-2016 should stop giving fans a false sense of the team being OK.  When they first came to Toronto, they said they wanted/needed to get younger & more left handed players.  OK, sooooooooooooooo………………………where did they pencil that into their schedule?  They currently have the oldest average age of players on their roster!

 

The Philosopher Kings were supposed to tour across Canada last year, they cancelled the tour saying they were going to record instead.  What was released last week?  A 4 song EP of songs from the first 3 albums.  REALLY???  I’d rather see them live than have a 4 song EP of stuff I own.

 

Josh Homme, singer of Queens of the Stone Age, video interview on the album “Villains” to be released August 25th

 

My wardrobe is mostly made up of T-Shirts I’ve bought at concerts or bands that I listen to but don’t have the cash to fly to Europe & see live.  You can take this article either way.  Personally, I don’t really care, on the flip side of that, I will ask you what your favourite album or song is from the band that is represented on your shirt.

http://loudwire.com/opinion-stop-making-metal-a-fashion-statement/

 

Hahahaha!  The Beastie Boys meet Sesame Street!  Hahahahahaha!

 

REALLY?  Get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That album came out in 1997.  He’s holding on to a grudge from 20 years ago if this is real.  It becomes more difficult to get over the longer you hold on to it, let it go!

http://www.spin.com/2017/07/foo-fighters-former-drummer-mad-dave-grohl-the-colour-and-the-shape/

 

Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix October 27th

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/stranger-things-season-two-release-date-announced-w491701

 

So Stone Sour debuted on the Billboard 200 at 8, while Nickelback debuted at 5.  I guess their argument worked for both of them.

http://loudwire.com/stone-sours-hydrograd-disc-debuts-at-no-8-on-billboard-200-album-chart/

Kim was out Tuesday night, I watched “Suicide Squad” the extended cut.  I guess I’m the odd one out?  “Wonder Woman” was good other than it was set in a historical event, that was what irked me about it!  “Batman vs. Superman” I liked, “Man of Steel” was……………….meh OK.  “Wonder Woman” was good but it bothered me that it was during a historical event.

 

The “In Flames” album I fell asleep to, is the album where 75% of their fan base started complaining that they weren’t heavy enough to be considered a metal band.  OK, what are they then.  That album would NOT be played on the Regina rock station.  I like that & many more of their albums.  Maybe people don’t see it as metal, & that’s fine with me.  It doesn’t HAVE to be metal in order to be good.

 

Nickelback fan?  Meet other Nickelback fans!

http://loudwire.com/nickelback-fans-why-they-love-the-band/

 

Why was Kim Kardashian wearing a “Morbid Angel” shirt?  It was either comfortable or she must be a fan?

http://loudwire.com/kim-kardashian-morbid-angel-sweater/

It’s a band shirt, “Morbid Angle” just got some promotion that probably is being sent outside of their demographic.

 

I’ve been listening to a lot of Canadian rock lately, as well as the newer albums I’ve purchased.  Mostly “Royal Blood” & “The Matthew Good Band”

 

Would I go to my 20th high school reunion?  Nah, I was there, I know what went on, I’m good.

 

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Kim just doesn’t get the credit that she deserves!  Sure I can do stuff on my own, but without Kim, I likely wouldn’t be alive today.  All through the cancer crap that went on, she was right there with me 24/7 for 4.5 years.  She told my parents “He’s not going to die.”  Why did she say that?  She wasn’t going to let me die!

We don’t have kids, A) We can’t afford to have a kid.  B)  I’m not confident I’d be a good father.  C)  I’m a dependent already.  I can’t drive to the drug store for my refills or cold medication.  I love Kim.  She’s the one that does stuff to help me when needed.  I try not to take her for granted, but at times it may seem like I do.

I know it’s a cliché to say “She’s been through thick & thin with me”, but it’s true.  All of the cancer stuff aside, she’s AWESOME!  I couldn’t love her more!  If she wasn’t so shy, I’d love to introduce her to the world!!

 

Friday finished with Kim & I just watching some Netflix.  Saturday the Toronto Blue Jays won against a ridiculously good team in the Houston Astros, the Saskatchewan Roughriders also won their first game of the season here against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.  The Riders are now 1W-2L.

Today is looking quite relaxing.  My cold is almost gone.  I’ll be watching the Blue Jays game, which has already started (I record them all just in case this situation arises).  Then we’ll get ready for the week!

 

 

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I see a TON of video blogs on www.youtube.com that are titled “Top 10 reasons people hate _____________”  Hating a band would take a lot of energy that could be focused on something positive.  One reason to not like a band is that they’re not what you want to hear.  “…..Simple as that……”  One reason only, the only reason needed.

 

I was listening to the latest ‘Megadeth’ album “Dystopia”.  I found it much better than I had initially thought.  Pretty good album I’d have to say.

 

I find this oddly convenient since it happened at the same time “Nickelback” & “Stone Sour” were both releasing an album.  “Nickelback” on June 16th & “Stone Sour” on June 30th.  I think the trash talking was reported right around “Nickelback’s” release?

 

Starting Pitchers for MLB teams are having blister injuries on their throwing hand.  The baseballs this year are travelling on average 7 feet further when hit.  The reason for this is that the baseballs are much harder & the stitching on them is noticeably lower.  The stitching being lower will cause pitchers to put more pressure on the stitching to make the ball spin the proper way.  So many pitchers around the league are experiencing a blister issue for the first time in their life.  I would hope the commissioner of MLB will rectify the issue for next year or they may have to resort to a pitching machine?

I have no albums preordered for the month of July.  Actually nothing until August 25th when Queens of the Stone Age release their album.  I do plan to see the Spider-man Homecoming movie though!

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres