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I am EXTREMELY claustrophobic.  In 2008 MRIs & radiation treatments freaked me out.  MRIs are loud, they give you ear plugs before you’re in it.  Then they would slide me in the machine as far as I could go, my shoulders are too broad to go into the MRI machine.  My nurses at the Pasqua Hospital would give me a Benadryl to sleep through it.  The final time in the MRI, I woke up before I was put in the machine, I freaked out.  They gave me a bean bag to toss if something was wrong.  There was always something wrong, me wearing a plastic mask shoved in a tiny hole that I didn’t fit into that well.

Radiation treatments bothered me too.  I had to wear a very tight mask over my face, so tight it would touch my nose & squish it a bit, not fun!

I’m really glad I don’t have to do any of that anymore.  Now I go for a CT scan every year & a half.  Not nearly as cramped as an MRI, much better!

It’s Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  My sciatic nerve is still bugging me, at this point it’s annoying.  Not nearly as painful as it was initially.  Just annoying & preventing me from exercising.  I haven’t exercised in 2 ½ weeks, that really bothers me.  I’m not pretty enough to be a trophy husband!

I thought this would slow down more.  Most groups/musicians seemed to save everything for the last three months of 2016.

 

…and I need to know what Kim & Kanye are up to why?

http://www.nme.com/news/music/kanye-west-kim-kardashian-reportedly-set-divorce-1899029?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7th-dec-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

Foo Fighters on their future.  LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Trainwreck was good, I was expecting it to be funnier though

http://www.nme.com/news/film/amy-schumer-trolls-fat-shaming-barbie-film-1898769?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7th-dec-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I’ve never heard of this festival in Montreal?

http://loudwire.com/heavy-montreal-hiatus-2017-to-return-2018/

 

Pentatonix Christmas special on NBC December 14th 7:00 pm in Saskatchewan!  Set your Betamax, VHS, TIVO, PVR, DVR, Microwave, Oven………………wait those last 2 are for food, AH well, you might want some warm “cheesy poofs”

 

In Flames tune at number 10 on the metal charts!

 

I checked out “Gojira” who seem to be getting a lot of buzz in the metal genres.  I have Lamb of God, Pantera & Slayer.  I’m not sure that I need “Gojira”?  This is from their 5th/most recent release.

 

Kill some time voting for your favourite hard rock/metal band of 2016.  I had 2 options & went with Anthrax.

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

 

Carpool Karaoke with Madonna

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-madonna-twerk-flirt-dance-on-carpool-karaoke-w454545

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  I don’t think he liked 2016?  LOTS OF LANGUAGE IF YOU CAN’T TELL BY THE TITLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only thing missing was a mic drop!

 

Pretty funny/intense cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Everlong’ by Rick Astley.  Cover & original inside the link.

http://www.nme.com/news/music/rick-astley-shares-cover-foo-fighters-everlong-1900939?lazyload=0&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=flipboard_rss_feed&utm_content=nme&utm_campaign=nme-7-dec-2016-07-12-2016&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

 

I’ve never heard anything like this.  The Baltimore Orioles won’t sign Jose Bautista because “The fans don’t like him”.  Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/orioles-gm-bautista-unpopular-baltimore-sign/

 

Metallica book a small intimate show in Hollywood.  I like their new album, I intend to purchase it on iTunes

http://loudwire.com/metallica-intimate-2016-hollywood-show/

 

I’m not a fan of Disturbed, I was when I was in my early 20s.  If you like them that’s great.  They release a cover of “The Sound of Silence” & it’s this HUGE mega hit.  What did it do for me?  It reminded me of the 3 disc boxset I have of Simon & Garfunkel that I bought when I was 17.  With the original version by Simon & Garfunkel & how much I like the original.

 

Yes, I own 4 box sets, Led Zeppelin, Simon & Garfunkel, Nirvana, & Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge released their boxset after their 4th album.  The boxset contains multiple DVDs of interviews with individual band members, a book, all 4 CDs, & all 4 albums on vinyl.  Along with an autographed poster, & my name engraved on the outside of the box.

 

Will Metallica continue into their 60s & 70s?

http://loudwire.com/lars-ulrich-remains-to-be-seen-metallica-can-perform-into-our-60s-70s/

 

A new Spiderman movie!

 

Vote for your favourite rock song of 2016!

http://loudwire.com/vote-best-rock-song-6th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

 

The last release from Lacuna Coil was heavier than what I thought I was getting.  Here’s a holiday tune from them.

http://loudwire.com/lacuna-coil-naughty-christmas-lyric-video/

 

New Nintendo gadgets

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/5-things-we-learned-about-mario-creator-shigeru-miyamoto-w454968

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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

EXERCISE WEEKLY TOTAL & CANCER

I fell asleep to “Andy McKee” the album “Dream Catcher” after listening to the brand new live album from “Barenaked Ladies”. I preordered it & got it last night “Live at Red Rocks”

Everything from Andy McKee is acoustic & instrumental. This is the only cover song I have of his.

I exercised to “Alice Cooper” his “Greatest Hits” then about half of “Anthrax” the latest album “For All Kings”

Monday is a Holiday! So I’ll post the weekend update on Monday evening.

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Exercise total for the week; 6000 crunches, 320 leg lifts, & 160 squats.

The squats are one of the most difficult exercises I do. My legs have very little muscle, if I’m not holding something, I’ll fall. I do my squats while keeping my balance with my sliding up & down my transfer pole. I don’t use any force or grab the pole to help me. It’s just there for balance.

I didn’t expect/want the world to stop when I got sick, & it didn’t which is a great thing, everything “carried on” as it should. Having an experience with cancer is something I would never wish on ANYONE. Not everyone reacts the same to someone having cancer. I get that.

Joe Walsh’s, Eagles & solo artist, life in 15 songs. He also deserves an award for best title for a Greatest Hits album “Look What I Did”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/joe-walsh-my-life-in-15-songs-20160519/no-mans-land-2016-20160519

Louis C.K. wins big on Jeopardy for charity!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-louis-c-k-win-50-000-for-charity-in-jeopardy-20160519

The words of Chris Cornell, singer of Soundgarden

“I think ‘Down On The Upside’ is the crowning achievement of Soundgarden’s life cycle. We faced our biggest challenge, which was following up a monster” – Chris Cornell, Revolver 2006

Flashback to U2’s Pop Mart tour. I’ve always wanted to see the VHS or now DVD they recorded of one of the shows on this tour.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-u2-close-out-their-popmart-tour-in-south-africa-20160519

Bono of U2 explains “Bullet The Blue Sky”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-bono-talk-u2s-bullet-the-blue-sky-origins-in-new-video-20160520

New Gojira video. Not really my thing but check it out if you like.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-metal-outfit-gojiras-startling-engrossing-silvera-video-20160519

Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-all-music-is-political-even-justin-bieber-20160520

10th anniversary of Stone Sour’s 2nd album ‘Come What(ever) May’

19 years ago one of my all time favourite albums was released! Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-the-colour-and-the-shape-anniversary/

Dave Grohl, Lionel Richie, & Muffins? What do these 3 things have in common?

http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-thanks-lionel-richie-with-giant-muffin-basket/

Lunch with Billy Joel……………………………………………………………at volume 11. Which reminds me I should check if my parents have watched “Trainwreck” yet?

Ellen Degeneres with Jonny Depp. Earliest Ellen’s on TV here is 2:00pm at the moment. That’s fine since it records so I can watch it with Kim once she’s done work.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/videos/johnny-depp-on-becoming-trump-he-speaks-real-weird-20160520

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Stone Temple Pilots update on their search for a singer

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stone-temple-pilots-talk-band-future-its-impossible-to-replace-scott-20160520

Sia sings Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” for Finding Dory

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/see-sia-debut-stunning-version-of-unforgettable-on-ellen-20160520

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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 “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

CHEAP MOVIE TUESDAY

We were out last night to see the movie “Trainwreck” written & starring Amy Schumer & leading male actor Bill Hader. It was pretty good! Still buy blu-rays, & this movie I’ll purchase whenever it is released on blu-ray. R rated comedy!

Micheal Jackson co-wrote “Do The Bartman” that I had the cassette of in grade 6.

http://www.nme.com/news/michael-jackson/87051?utm_campaign=nme-july-22-22-07-2015&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

Lamb of God on Friday aka Thursday night!

http://www.kerrang.com/33711/k1577-lamb-god-prison-addiction-future/

Hayley Williams, of Paramore, on New Found Glory song. I think she’s engaged to one of them?

Jon Stewart’s final interview with Barack Obama

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/watch-jon-stewarts-final-barack-obama-daily-show-interview-20150722

Elvis Presley jumpsuit & guitar up for auction

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elvis-presley-jumpsuit-million-dollar-quartet-guitar-up-for-auction-20150722

Everybody remember “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul? It happened again

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-paula-abdul-james-corden-recreate-opposites-attract-video-20150722

25 terrible original names of famous bands

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/25-worst-original-names-of-famous-bands-20150722

Pharrell’s “Freedom” video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-pharrells-liberating-mesmerizing-freedom-video-20150722

Keith Richards did something………………….other than cocaine?

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/keith-richards-holds-crosseyed-heart-listening-party-in-new-york-20150722

Prince’s ‘Baltimore’ lyric video

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-princes-peaceful-powerful-baltimore-lyric-video-20150722

Saw this trailer last night, Kim turns to me & says “You can go with your brother”. Message received boss!

Ryan Adams pays tribute to Dave Grohl.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/ryan-adams-pays-tribute-to-dave-grohl-with-beautiful-cover-of-times-like-these-watch/

“Black Sabbath” were miles away writing a very similar & famous song!

http://loudwire.com/black-sabbath-paranoid-similar-60s-michigan-band/

Article about the movie “Trainwreck” & Amy Schumer’s character in the film.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/amy-schumer-and-the-power-of-the-lady-jerk/399029/?utm_source=rollingstone

Songs I like. “Me first & the gimme gimmes” Punk covers of well known songs from any genres! 8 albums, I think I have 6 on CD. Chris Shifflet of Foo Fighters is or was the lead guitar player. Funny punk not hard core punk.

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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

BASEBALL ALL-STAR GAME

Why does the All-Star game determine anything? The winner, American league or National league, gets home field advantage in the World Series in October? Why not have it be whichever of the 2 teams, in the World Series, with the better W-L record gets 4/7 games of the World Series in their ball park. Aren’t all-star games supposed to be fun, light hearted, & mostly for the fans? I didn’t watch the game or Monday’s home run derby. I love baseball, but I only follow the Blue Jays. I watch as many of the 162 games, they play each year, as possible. If I’m doing something else, I record Blue Jays in :30. Not as much fun for me as watching the entire game.

Lots of people find it boring which is fine, I get that. It’s as much if not more of a mental game. You have to be thinking of where you need to be for every scenario on every pitch. If you’re a player on the field not moving on every pitch you’re doing something wrong. My last 2 years of competitive baseball, I played 3rd base. As a fielder, my brain was working on “overdrive” for each pitch. I was thinking about what to do in the multiple situations that could occur if there was a ball in play & I was always on the front part of my feet slowly inching towards the ball. I couldn’t hit to save my life, fielding, for me, was much easier. I learned after a couple of years to attack the baseball in the field, it’s not going to hurt me.

I hope that whoever is watching Blue Jays Central, the pre-game show, is taking Gregg Zaun’s opinion with a grain of salt. I disagree with 80% of what he says, so make up your own mind. He’s a former catcher, when was the last time he played any position in a meaningful game other than catcher or hitter? Catching, hitting, & pitching are the few things I don’t know much about, that’s where I respect his criticism. He’s doing his job well though, I’m talking about him, but TV dives aren’t a real thing. Ever lost your balance while concentrating on a tiny ball as it comes closer to you? I’d dive or run into a fence to field a ball, & I wasn’t on TV? I guess I was playing the game wrong?

Tuesday evenings Rock It Out Blog

http://consequenceofsound.net/video/listening-party-the-albums-were-still-waiting-for-in-2015/

Big Wreck live! Rock on wit your bad self \m/! When did bass solos become cool?

Weird, sounds like a desperate move that isn’t needed? “Come to my wedding reception, even though I don’t know you from a hole in the ground”?

http://loudwire.com/fans-sebastian-bach-wedding-reception-300/

Radio interview with members of Finger Eleven. Album out Friday, July 31st. Two other songs released with an iTunes pre-order sound more like the older 3 albums & not the last 2 albums.

OK, question I saw on www.loudwire.com. Who is your preferred band to see live Foo Fighters or Pearl Jam? I’ve seen Pearl Jam twice & Foo Fighters 3 times. It’s a very tough decision for me. My first Pearl Jam show was in the summer of 2005 in Saskatoon, my first Foo Fighters show was at the Summersault festival in Saskatoon in the summer of 2000. I think I’d have to go with Foo Fighters since they just play for a minimum of 3 hours. I love both bands live or on a recording!

http://loudwire.com/foo-fighters-vs-pearl-jam-best-live-band-round-2/

On Monday night’s Jimmy Fallon his musical act was “Echoesmith”. I misunderstood him, then he showed the cover of the vinyl album & repeated their. For 2-3 seconds I though “Cool, Aerosmith”! Nope totally different, but still really good!

I didn’t know they sang that song until just now.  I’m not a cool kid!

“Blurred Lines” ruling sliced to $5.300.000

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/blurred-lines-ruling-sliced-to-5-3-million-with-a-catch-20150715

Tina Fey & Amy Poelher on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/amy-poehler-tina-fey-debut-sisters-trailer-on-jimmy-fallon-20150715

Corey Taylor on radio talking about Axl Rose LANGUAGE!!

http://loudwire.com/corey-taylor-to-axl-rose-stop-being-a-douchebag/

LeBron James on Jimmy Fallon promoting the movie “Trainwreck”

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/videos/lebron-james-tries-to-give-banana-boat-pic-the-slip-20150715

Scott Weiland talks about the death of Kurt Cobain. Scott, just stop drinking & doing heroin. I don’t believe that you’ve kicked the habit. You are the modern day Axl Rose from the late ’80s & early ’90s.

http://loudwire.com/scott-weiland-kurt-cobain-our-generation-death-of-rock-n-roll/

Arcade Fire to release feature film in September.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/07/arcade-fire-to-release-first-feature-film-the-reflektor-tapes-in-september/ I just can’t get into this group?

Joe Dirt 2………..gotta see it. I loved the first one! I hope this will be on iTunes, we don’t subscribe to Crackle, just Netflix.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/number-one-with-a-mullet-david-spade-on-the-return-of-joe-dirt-20150715

I’d really like Kelly Clarkson to be near Regina with Pentatonix opening for her on the current tour! I assume this would be a FANTASTIC concert!

New music for me starts on Friday & then the following 2 Fridays. “Highly Suspect”, Lamb of God”, & “Finger Eleven” 17th, 24th , & 31st. 5 songs from Highly Suspect on the pre-order from iTunes, 4 from “Lamb of God”, & 3 from “Finger Eleven”

Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins, gets writing credit for a current song.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/miguel-gives-billy-corgan-writing-credit-over-1979-similarity-20150715

So many movies I’d like to see! Joe Dirt 2, Sisters, Trainwreck, Star Wars in 2017 (I think I peed a bit when I saw the trailer for it), etc. LANGUAGE!!!!

Looking at this list, I should have been at Comic-Con in San Diego, Third Ion should have been there too. When a band is influenced by video games, that would be THE place to be!

I fixed my iTunes on Sunday & ended up doing some tweaking, not twerking, to it on Monday, now all is well other than the recent release by Barenaked Ladies “Silverball”. It will play everywhere but on our TV? My computer & iPod, Kim’s computer, Phone, iPad & car radio. Just not our TV?

Rolling Stone says “Clueless is still the ultimate teen movie”

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/why-clueless-is-still-the-ultimate-teen-comedy-20150715

Justin Bieber to Martha Stewart

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

Rock It Out Blog for Wednesday

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-bieber-to-martha-stewart-my-new-album-is-very-personal-20150715

10 new artists Rolling Stone says you need to know.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/10-new-artists-you-need-to-know-july-2015-20150713

A radio show on Apple Music hosted by Josh Homme (singer Queens of the Stone Age & Them Crooked Vultures)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.6d402c45-2b23-11e5-85b1-2890829a6abb

Obama on Bill Cosby rape allegations

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/obama-comments-on-bill-cosby-allegations-thats-rape-20150715

Songs I like. “Limblifter” Saskatchewan small town band when they separated from “The Age of Electric” who were another small town Saskatchewan group. “The Age of Electric” singer is with Slash now as the bass player in Slash’s group!

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog on facebook or www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

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