WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/TRAVELLING WILBURYS

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I fell asleep to “Matthew Good Band” the album “Beautiful Midnight”

I exercised to “Lamb of God” the album “Sturm Und Drang”

Sunday night I really didn’t sleep well.  I was awake from 4:00 am on.  I did half of the total numbers of every exercise.  Tried to nap but Brewster wanted to play instead.

Weekly exercise total; 1080 pushups, 900 leg lifts, 450 crunches, 450 squats, 540 tricep pushups, & 180 back flexes.

What do I think about this whole cancer situation now?  I’m SO glad it was me.  I wouldn’t want to watch anyone close to me, friend, extended family, or close family, go through any of this stuff!  I’ve made my peace with this scenario now.

Do I like where I am right now?  Well yes & no.  I’m alive which is AWESOME!!!  However, I don’t want to continue exercising as much every day for the rest of my life.  I also don’t want to be a burden to those I meet or see in person.

Nobody saw this coming!  You don’t sit around & think to yourself “Ah, this person will get life changing cancer in the future!”  Nobody thinks that about any one in their life.

The weird thing is, this is my normal right now.  I wake up to pee in the middle of the night & without thinking about it, I get into my wheelchair.  Same thing in the morning I get into my wheelchair, put on my exercise clothes, check Brewster’s food & water, eat breakfast & get right to my exercise.

It may not be normal for anyone else, but it’s normal for me.  I wish I could do something spectacular for Kim.  She’s been a solid rock for me, even before I was sick.  She has never disappointed me in any way.  She’s fantastic & just does something nice out of the blue to cheer me up if I’m stuck in a rut or having a bad day.  I do what I can for her but it never seems like enough?

 

TRAVELLING WILBURYS    1988

 

5 legendary singer/songwriters in the right place at the right time.  Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, & Jeff Lynne.  4 of them happened to be at Jeff Lynne’s studio & figured they should record something.  They recorded 2 albums, nobody really knows about the 2nd album.  Fair enough, the 1st album makes you not want to think about the 1st one.  I’ve listened to the 2nd album twice I think?  Here are a few reasons why the first one is so good….

 

‘Headstones’ a Canadian rock/punk band covered “Tweeter & the Monkey Man”

 

Great but Big Sugar isn’t on the list.  Even standing behind the P. A. speakers they’re LOUD!

http://loudwire.com/study-ranks-loudest-bands-ever/

 

Today I got 2 albums ‘Tremonti’ “A Dying Machine” and ‘Dead Sara’ their 6 song EP

 

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I fell asleep to “A Perfect Circle” the new album “Eat the Elephant”

I exercised to “Tesseract” the album “Sonder”

While I was in the Wascana Rehabilitation Center from early 2009 – July 26th, 2012.  Kim & I met someone we consider a longtime friend, a nurse by the name of Shelda!  She’s really nice & very funny.  She really doesn’t look her age either.  She looks younger than me, but is actually older than both Kim & I.  She called us “You 2 are some of the nicest people I have met!”  I’ll say she’s right on point with Kim, me on the other hand, well she might want to try again.  I can always do better at anything.  She’ll come by on occasion, but she lives outside of Regina.  She’s HILARIOUS also!  I believe she started working in the “Home Care” portion of the Health Region as of sometime in February.

I may not be one of the nicest people kickin’ around, but Shelda is.  Don’t ever mention the Saskatchewan Roughriders around her though because you will be met with “You know what I think of the Riders?  They’re POOP!”  That’s pretty direct quote from her.  I know she has said it to me more than once!

This whole cancer thing worked out pretty good for me, I survived, I’m a little bit different, I’m physically handicapped.  I did meet a lot of cool people to go along with my other friends from my life prior to cancer, B.C. & A.C.  Before cancer & after cancer.  Now that I’m alive & well without a chip on my shoulder, I can laugh about it when I look back at that time of my life.

Truth be told we met a lot of great people while I was sick, doctors, nurses, & special care aids!  I heard one of the many nurses say something to the tune of ‘We don’t do this for the money!’

 

FINGER ELEVEN & I MOTHER EARTH

These are both my brother’s favourite bands.  When “I Mother Earth” released their 2nd album “Scenery & Fish” we both listened to that CD constantly.  We each had a purchased copy of it.  “Finger Eleven” changed drummer & their name from “Rainbow Butt Monkeys” & were all over Much Music with their 1st single “Above”.  The first time we saw them, they were opening for “I Mother Earth” in 1999.  I Mother Earth had their 2nd singer who recorded the last 2 of 4 albums with them “Blue Green Orange” & “The Quicksilver Meat Dream”.  We saw IME touring for their album “Blue Green Orange” in 1999 with Finger Eleven as their opener.

Tuesday evening they were both in Regina at the Casino!  There was no way I was going to miss this show, with 2 Canadian legends of rock.

“Rainbow Butt Monkeys” tune.  More funky than Finger Eleven.  I should listen to this more often.  Mitch & I really liked this album.  Finger Eleven & “I Mother Earth” are Mitch’s favourite bands, they inspired him to take bass lessons & eventually become an AWESOME guitar player!  I was always a singer first, I grabbed a guitar mostly because it was my security blanket, then it was about filling out the sound.

First single from Finger Eleven was “Above” I believe.

This I Mother Earth song was on Much Music & the local rock radio station in 1999 around the time we saw them in Regina.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW FOR ME!

First thing were the 2 “interpretive dancers” in the audience.  They started on opposite sides of the open floor.  I’m sure they locked eyes across the, now dance floor, & really liked the others moves & lack of rhythm.  Rachel & I weren’t sure if we should watch the bands or the 2 “dancers”?  We both couldn’t stop laughing!

I’m sure if you look up “white men dancing” on google you’ll get a picture or video of the 2 guys.  They were completely sober which made it even funnier!  There’s no way that a drunk person could even consider attempting their moves.

Very poor turn out.  Our balcony seats immediately became floor level seats at a table.  Very pleasant surprise!

Finger Eleven opened the show with “Above” & some of these songs in their set.

I Mother Earth came out after & started their set with “Not Quite Sonic”

I’ll likely never hear this song (below) again live

When I Mother Earth play a popular song, you never hear the radio edited version.  You are almost guaranteed an extra minute live.

Edwin didn’t record the following song & has never tried it live until this tour, some of it was really good & other parts were questionable.

To finish the show, members of both bands hit the stage.  They all did one original song from both bands & a cover song I can’t place.  The chorus sounded familiar though.

The show took me back to 1999 Edgefest & seeing them in Regina together also in 1999.

When I Mother Earth were together & recording albums I saw them twice doing their own show once in 1996 in Saskatoon with Edwin singing.  A second time in Regina in 1999 with Finger Eleven opening for them & IME’s second singer Brian.  I’ve seen them more now that they’ve “broken up” than I ever did when they were recording new music in the ‘90s.  I went to the show with Mitch, Rachel, & Chet!

Great show!  I missed a baseball game for it, but I wasn’t going to miss this show!

 

10 rock & metal albums that debunk the sophomore slump!  LANGUAGE!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/top-10-albums-that-debunked-the-sophomore-slump/

 

What you need to know about “The Avengers Infinity War”.  I plan to see it eventually.  Guardians of the Galaxy & Dr. Strange really messed up the Marvel Comic movies for me though.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/avengers-infinity-war-everything-you-need-to-know-w519398

 

I’ve never considered “Tool” or “System of a Down” as metal?

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-albums-of-all-time/

Keep marching kids, the politicians haven’t figured it out yet?

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/waffle-house-shooting-w519440

 

I always record “The Ellen Degeneres Show” on CTV, a Canadian feed.  ABC would typically have breaking news of something terrible happening in America.  When Kim & I were in our first house years ago, before I got cancer I switched to CTV to avoid missing the show.  Well on Monday it didn’t work.  A van drove into a crowd killed 9 people & injured 16 others last I heard.  The breaking news recorded instead, about 15 minutes into the show.  Police have captured a suspect.  I believe they may be looking for another.  Either way, it’s a tragedy that can’t be undone.  Is it just me or is the world just turning into a terrible place?

 

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HIGH SCHOOL

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I fell asleep to “Paramore” the recently released album “After Laughter”

I exercised to “Rage Against the Machine” the self-titled album

 

I’m 37 now, high school was a loooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.  Next year, I graduated 20 years ago.  High school isn’t something I think of very often since it was so long ago.  It was very much a clique situation.  I wasn’t a jock, “cool kid”, a part of any labeled group.  I hung out with Timothy Wong, Jonny Amore & Guy McWatt.  When I wasn’t with them, Timothy Wong & I hung out with Faye Wallenberg & Jan Wagner.  Both of those groups were pretty much unlabeled from what I know.  My high school was ENORMOUS!  I think my graduating class of 1998 was 240+?  I know for sure it was over 200 people.  I played in the school band, quit that & joined the choir.  Choir stuck as an extra-curricular activity, then I auditioned for the schools Chamber Choir, I made it!  I never expected to be on the list but I was beyond surprised!  The music program was very well regarded, one of the best in Western Canada, how did I fit into that?

In grade 11 (1997) I figured I’d try out for the baseball team, I made that too!  Another thing that I was shocked with!  I was seriously lacking in self-confidence.  I figured eventually “What’s the worst that can happen?  I might as well give it a shot.”  Achieving those 2 things were both pretty cool to me.

That was the last year I played baseball.  Playing 3B on a city league team & my high school team, I ended up throwing my arm out.  It just ached all of the time.  As much as I would have liked to play the next year, I knew I was done, just when I got really good at striking out VERY consistently.  I had one single in my last 2 seasons!  My batting average must have been .008 over the last 2 years, that’s not a good average at all.  A decent average for a 3B is around .260 or more.  I played baseball from the age of 4 – 17 so 1984-1997.  By 1996 the pitching was too fast for me, good thing I knew how to field decently to play every day.

Those were my 2 hobbies.  That’s why I watch as much baseball as possible & know a bit about music.  I may listen to rock & metal quite a bit but I’m not against orchestral music or listening to one of the many Harry Connick Jr. albums I own.

I can’t tell you where this all comes from.  I come in here, in front of my computron & just write verbal diarrhea.  Whatever pops out.  Stream of consciousness, like one of my favourite books “The Catcher in the Rye”.  I haven’t read that in years.

 

If you’re here strictly for the cancer news, that’s all I have for you today. 

 

Since the release of “After Laughter” by “Paramore”, I’ve been on an intense Paramore kick, with all 5 of their albums.  This new one sounds completely different & there’s definitely a “Blondie” influence.  I’ve never been hooked on Blondie though.

Just wanted to show that I’m not the only one who hears a “Blondie” influence.

I went to see “The Proclaimers” last year at the casino.  I remember sitting there thinking to myself “I’m probably the only one here wearing a ‘Lamb of God’ T-Shirt that will be back here in 2 days to see ‘I Mother Earth”

 

With the Manchester bombing & all of the other garbage happening in this world, I’m thankful to wake up the next day, especially with Trump steering, arguably, the most powerful country on earth!  My thoughts go out to those in Manchester who went out to unwind & have a good time.

The world is a VERY UGLY place right now!  It’s only going to get better if we all work together.  Seems like there is hatred around every corner now.  Remember how some little picture said it takes 42 muscles to frown and only 10 or fewer to smile?  I say “Smile & Wave” more at people instead of frowning & shuffling on.  It’s an ugly “dirty world” out there, do what you can to help out someone, it doesn’t have to be a HUGE gesture.  Help an elder cross the street?

I feel sorry for the younger generation that will inherit this mess we’ve collectively screwed up.  At least we get a mood booster from Ellen Degeneres weekly!

 

Rockers react to the attack in Manchester

http://loudwire.com/rockers-react-manchester-concert-bombing/

I totally agree with Randy Blythe, of Lamb of God! “..the human race must do better than this..”

I’m not against any religion or atheist, believe in whatever you choose or don’t believe at all.  What religious book are they reading?  What ‘God’ would tell followers to kill others?  Why do others have to conform to the same religion as the EXTREMISTS do?  Why aren’t the other religious followers of the same religion doing what the extremists are doing?

I’m not trying to take this latest attack lightly.  If you think about it ISIS are like the carnival game whack-a-mole. They pop up, mess with your day, and go back into hiding before you can get them.  Why?  Because members of ISIS know they did something wrong!
 

New ‘Stone Sour’ video!!!!!!!!!!!!  Album out June 30th

 

Apple Music playlist of recent rock releases.  I’ve got both “Highly Suspect” albums & a few on preorder at the moment.  “Stone Sour”, “Royal Blood”, & “Nothing but Thieves”.  I really like the “Muse” single as well.  I bought the single & attached it to my favourite Muse album or else I’d never listen to it as a standalone single.

http://mixing.io/playlist/apple-music-rock-the-a-list-rock

 

Why so that there are more people to witness and be injured in a terrorist attack?  You need to think a step ahead of ISIS!  I don’t see adding more troops/security/police doing much unless they know what to look for.  Until our protectors change the game & get ahead, the same thing will continue to happen.   I’m not trying to say they aren’t doing as much as possible at the moment, but whoever they are, it’s time to change their/our approach.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/uks-may-sends-military-to-concerts-sports-events-w483933

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/guns-n-roses-security-ireland/

 

Busy day, lots to do here.  Not much time for the computron or interweb today.  I’ll be on here later.  Mostly I’ll be watching the Blue Jay game today!

 

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I fell asleep to “Travelling Wilburys” the only album 5 singer/songwriters made.  Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison.

I was cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast, listening to “Jamiroquai”

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I went to the chiropractor yesterday, then Brewster & I stayed with them for most of the afternoon.  My appointment was really good.  Couple of cracks & I felt pretty good, actually better than I’ve felt since November!  Then I woke up this morning & could tell it’s trying to tighten up again, still better than it’s been in quite a while though!  So I was told yesterday that my MRI might be scheduled for roughly 6 weeks from now, because it’s quite backed up.  Ah well, could be worse?!

Stone Sour out in June, LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I’m oblivious to the X-men universe, but here’s some news.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/why-we-needed-logan-to-kill-the-modern-superhero-movie-w470501

 

Foo Fighters flic on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-smart-studios-story/id1198385227

 

Iggy Pop on stage with Metallica in Mexico

http://loudwire.com/metallica-iggy-pop-onstage-mexico-city-dream-no-more-live-debut/

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

 

Pentatonix says nothing but “soon”

 

Scariest metal album covers

http://loudwire.com/scariest-metal-album-covers/

I’ve heard OF quite a few of them, but nothing tells me I’ll like them.

 

A few songs I’ve covered

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Chris

“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres

WHY DO I WORK OUT SO MUCH?

I fell asleep to “The Watchmen” first the album “Brand New Day”

Then the album “Fast Forward & Rewind” it’s a double album “Fast Forward” is new music “Rewind” is a greatest hits album that I never listen to since I can listen to every album front to back.

Woke up to pee in the middle of the night crawled back into bed & listened to their album “Silent Radar” This album is one of my favourite albums of all time right up there with Foo Fighters “The Colour & The Shape”

I tried to exercised to “Barenaked Ladies” but there’s a storm here. It kept kicking me out of iTunes after 2 songs, I tried 5 times & gave up. I exercised in silence for the most part.

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Having survived stage 4 brain cancer, I have to exercise if I’m not OK with the status quot When I do my exercise total at the end of the week that’s 5 days of exercising & I break down what amount of which exercises I’ve done each day. Getting back into my regular routine is much more difficult than I expected to be, but it’s getting very close & after a few weeks of it, I’ll likely add another exercise to it or increase the amount of one of the exercises. For that reason alone I have to exercise & hopefully get out of this wheelchair.

I don’t look at being in a wheelchair as a disability, I look to the pros of being in a wheelchair & having an eye patch. I get rock star parking, I always have a designated driver, & when I go out I get treated very well. Some stranger is always holding a door open for me & if someone makes a reservation at a restaurant & mentions a wheelchair seat, the place usually has a table available.

If I don’t exercise, it feels like a waste of a day. So I exercise a TON Monday-Friday. Those two weeks off with my back being screwed up, that was a waste of time for me. I don’t like sitting around & doing nothing all of the time! Weekends are fine but during the week people go to work so I might as well also work. What else do I have to do? Stuff around the house, take care of Brewster & exercise. Once I’ve exercised & finished a blog post I consider my day done & get to whatever else I can.

Life in a wheelchair could be MUCH worse. It’s not what Kim & I signed up for but we make it work. Once I’m comfortable & figure out how to do things easily at a public venue, I’m OK.

I fall on occasion & I’ve sort of figured out how to fall without really hurting myself. I know how to get back up & approach things differently so I don’t make the same mistake again. Sometimes it takes multiple efforts & failing at it, so I do most things different than others do, no big deal.

I also exercise to lose some weight. I went into the hospital with a 38” waist, now 38” are too small & 40” is too big? If you know of anyone that makes dress pants with a 39 15/32 “ waist, send them my way please?

Keep “diggin’ the hole” Trump!!!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-assassination-dog-whistle-was-scarier-than-you-think-w433615

Remember the horror movie “The Ring” with the video people watched then got a phone call saying they’ll die in the next 7days? There was a fly on the screen when they watched the video that turned out to be real. We have a fly in our house at the moment. It landed on the TV while I was here alone. I peed a bit & begged for the phone not to ring. It didn’t, I’m here, I’m alive.

Metallica fans! Would you like to stream a concert? It will be on Pandora, which I don’t think is available in Canada?

http://loudwire.com/metallica-live-stream-minneapolis-performance/

LANGUAGE!!! I can’t believe this album saw the light of day. I think hardcore Metallica fans would agree!

Will “Temple of the Dog” play any Soundgarden or Pearl Jam songs on the upcoming tour?

http://loudwire.com/temple-of-the-dog-contemplate-playlist-future-shows-new-music-reunion-tour/

Halestorm & The Used have been added to a festival! I think I’ve heard a few Used songs & wasn’t a fan?

http://loudwire.com/halestorm-the-used-join-2016-rock-carnival/

Interview/article with singer from The Agonist

http://distortedsoundmag.com/interview-vicky-psarakis-the-agonist/

Live song from Oasis back in 1997. Song inside the link. Studio recording below

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-oasis-live-my-big-mouth-from-be-here-now-reissue-w433682

Same year Foo Fighters released the album The Colour & The Shape!!!!

This is what Rolling Stone readers picked for their top 10 super groups

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/readers-poll-the-10-best-supergroups-w433536

Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, & Roy Orbison! FANTASTIC ALBUM!

“Stranger Things” on Netflix is REALLY good! Article regarding Winona Ryder. Most people that have seen it are waiting anxiously for the 2nd season!

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/how-stranger-things-brought-back-the-iconic-winona-ryder-w433355

Soundtrack to “Stranger Things” will be released. I thought The Clash would be on the soundtrack? It’s in the show?

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/netflix-details-stranger-things-volume-1-score-release-w433690

Well Manson is not getting out anytime soon!

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/charles-manson-today-the-final-confessions-of-a-psychopath-20131121

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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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YESTERDAY GOT AWAY FROM ME

I fell asleep to “Walk off the Earth” the album “Sing it all Away” woke up in the middle because I’m either getting old, turning into a woman or my bladder shrunk. Went to bed & listened to “The Traveling Wilburys” their only album Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, & Bob Dylan!

I exercised to “Crash Test Dummies” the album “God Shuffled His Feet”

I think “Crash Test Dummies” were at The Exchange in the last few years? I didn’t go, I didn’t even know they were still around. I only have their first 3 CDs.

Kim has been sanding some wooden boards we have as shelves. Our place is covered in dust. She got them from a relative I believe, but they warped, they’re solid pine shelves about 8′ long. Messy place here at the moment. I think it might be what is making me cough up phlegm every morning & today was the same with a dash of a sore throat added.

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Missed it by that much. Right decade for me, just the wrong music! I wanted the “grunge” of the ’90s to come back, not this.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/salt-n-pepa-vanilla-ice-to-headline-i-love-the-90s-tour-20160329

Yeah, that sounds completely different than Queen…………..NOT!

Here’s to their earlier success……………….I hope!

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/edge-u2-have-50-ideas-for-next-album-20160329

Kongos preorder is April 15th

This has nothing to do with “Disturbed”! If you’re a parent you should know better than to use your phone in a public setting featuring any type of show. Do you need to post anything at that time? Do you use your phone once the light dims in a movie theater? Put your phone away for a few hours & enjoy whatever entertainment you have paid for. Was it a life or death situation she was dealing with? NO! Put your phone away! You wont die & the pictures will still be there after the show. It’s called etiquette……………..take a refresher course!!!!!

http://loudwire.com/texting-audience-member-speaks-dressed-down-disturbed-david-draiman/

LANGUAGE BUT IT MAKES SENSE!!!!!

If you missed James Corden’s prime time carpool karaoke special, here’s a portion of it. This was a new carpool karaoke segment! He’s the guy that took over Craig Ferguson’s show & changed it radically. I find it to be much better, but that’s just me.

A PILE of photos of “Chevelle” hard at work in the studio recording their next album

“Walk off the Earth” shared it…….

They were here earlier this week or opening for “Mariana’s Trench” who I’ve never heard a song by, but I’ve heard the name in passing. Apparently the majority of concert goers said it should have been “Mariana’s Trench” opening for “Walk off the Earth”. If that had been the case, I would have seen if Kim & I could go to that after seeing “The Watchmen” on Friday

Yay, Mark Tremonti’s going on tour……………………in Europe………………….again. Once he’s done recording the new “Alter Bridge” album by the end of April. I think he & Myles Kennedy need a break? Myles is the singer for both “Slash” & “Alter Bridge” he’s also doing a solo album since 2012 in his little window of spare time. Mark Tremonti is doing his solo project as well as “Alter Bridge”

Some very cool dough art as a tribute to “Soundgarden’s” album “Badmotorfinger”

http://www.soundgardenworld.com/tcc_social/my-dead-dough-tribute-to-my-favorite-band-ever-grunge-god/

“Guns n’ Roses” were destined for greatest at the creation of “Appetite for Destruction” released in 1987.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/former-guns-n-roses-manager-on-groups-baby-band-days-ac-dc-rumors-20160331

Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest drummers of all time

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-drummers-of-all-time-20160331

It’s subjective. Meg White (White Stripes) made the list but not Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)???? Heck, before cancer I could & have played drums to a White Stripes song.

I listened to Dream Theater on my iPod at work this album, Systematic Chaos then a double album of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s greatest hits. That was roughly 7 hours of my day at work. 1 ear bud in & noise canceling headphones on, then an hour of noise canceling headphones & nothing else.

Little kids covering “Glorious Sons”, shared by Glorious Sons….

OK, Guns n’ Roses fans it’s coming & it could be tomorrow or on April 8th…………………..

http://loudwire.com/guns-n-roses-rumored-april-1-warm-up-show-los-angeles/

“Royal Blood” shared it! I was just as excited to see them live as I was Foo Fighters last summer in Calgary. That’s saying a lot, they were both really good!

I don’t think Trump ever thinks before he speaks? He has no filter!

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/donald-trumps-abortion-comments-make-perfect-sense-20160331

I’m not into politics at all. I can’t wait for the USA campaign to be over………………in November. Canadians can’t vote but what’s on every day at least once a day on every channel? The Presidential campaign. If they haven’t decided by now, what are they waiting for? A light to shine on who to vote for by God?

I’ve got to cut this short today. The stronger I get, the more chores I can tend to!

HOWEVER YOU’RE GETTING THIS, PLEASE PASS IT AROUND?

REALLY HELP ME OUT & SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!!!

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Bye,

Chris “Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres