WEEKEND UPDATE/HARRY CONNICK JR.

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Music throughout the weekend.

Metallica, Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, & Alter Bridge.

 

Friday, Kim picked up my prescription sun glasses on her way home!  No squinting for the first half of a Rider game or any road trips!

My toe feels much better as of Saturday afternoon, at the moment I don’t see a problem doing my exercises this week, unless I do something stupid to it this weekend (which is always a possibility!)

Saturday I slept in like I was on a mission.  I had breakfast for lunch, & made my veggie juice for the week.  Saturday night Kim had to do some work from home & told me I could watch a movie she’s not interested in seeing.  Hello “Venom”!

What a FANTASTIC movie.  He’s a Marvel Comics villain but is not included in the current Marvel Comic Universe aka he has nothing to do with any of the Avengers or character movies.

Quiet Sunday here.  Kim’s doing work from home stuff for about an hour & a half more, then pick up a few groceries.  She helped me hard boil the eggs for the week in our instant cooker.  I usually use a pot of water on the stove top, this was my 2nd time with the instant/pressure cooker.  I think she’s done the laundry, just her stuff to put away, I put my stuff away last night.  We’re almost ready for the week.

My toe might only factor in with the constant pressure while doing pushups?  I guess I’ll find out on Tuesday.

New Harley Quinn movie in production?  They just introduced her character in the TV series “Gotham” I think?  Her name wasn’t mentioned but the character looked a lot like Harley Quinn from the comic books.

 

HARRY CONNICK JR.

A jazz musician out of New Orleans.  Plays piano & sings, I’m guessing he can play multiple instruments?  He was born in 1967.  He’s won 3 Grammy awards & 2 Emmy awards for his role on ‘Will & Grace’, the original series, not the reboot.  He has also appeared in a handful of movies over the years.  He also has or had a daytime talk show.  I watched a few episodes, it was decent & a little different, I don’t watch it now & I’m not sure if it’s still on the air?

 

1990   WE ARE IN LOVE

 

1994   SHE

 

1999   COME BY ME

 

2009   YOUR SONGS (COVER SONGS)

I have these albums & his 3 Christmas/Holiday albums.  One which has my favourite original Christmas song on it.

 

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Stay safe out there,

Chris

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WEEKLY EXERCISE TOTAL/ALTER BRIDGE

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I fell asleep to “Myles Kennedy” his solo album “Year of the Tiger” followed by “Stone Temple Pilots” the album “Purple”

I exercised to “Pink” the album “Beautiful Trauma”

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

Weekly exercise total; 1,200 pushups, 800 leg lifts, 500 crunches, 400 squats, 300 tricep pushups, & 200 back flexes.  I took shorter rest periods today, I’ve got some stuff to do.  This is what happens when you wake up at 7:00 am here. I was doing 8 sets of 25 pushups, all I did was add 5 to each set to make it 240 a day.

 

Still every day I wake & for a brief moment I think to myself that this is ALL my fault.  That’s just me, nobody has ever said that to me.  Nobody, including myself, ever expected this to happen to someone they know.  I’m sure this is not how Kim expected her life to turn out, nor did anyone else.  After I think about that for 1 second, I get in my wheelchair & start my day, & never think of that until the next “….mourning”.

I do this amount of exercise as a necessary evil, at least that’s what I think beforehand, & after it for a minute or two.  I roll on my back to catch my breath & ask myself “Why, did you do that much?”  The answer is simple, maybe what I just did will help me walk one day?  After I cool down for 1 or 2 minutes, I feel much better, closer to whatever normal is & go about my day.

 

ALTER BRIDGE

They’ve all but created a new genres for themselves.  Are they a rock band or a metal band?  Hard to fit them into a genres now.  The music is somewhat metal, Myles Kennedy’s voice is far from it though.  Power metal?  I couldn’t say.  They’re not “Iron Maiden”, “Trivium”, or like any power metal group out there.  Alter Bridge is made up of the original bassist, drummer, & guitarist from “Creed”.  The difference is the singer Myles Kennedy, probably best known from “Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & the Apocalyptic Love”.  Way back when, I saw a live show that Myles Kennedy played in the opening band here in Regina.  “The Mayfield Four” Myles was the front man/guitarist, “The Watchmen” & headliner “Big Wreck”.  1 American group & 2 Canadian groups.

Alter Bridge is very high on my long list of preferred bands.  I only learned the first song on their first album “Find the Real” from the album “One Day Remains” there’s a long high note at the end of the song, I think I hit it once between the 6 rehearsals & one performance.  They’ve lost a lot of fans since their debut album released in 2004.  They’ve gone from a straight up rock band to whatever you want to call them now.  I liked them as they were when they started & even more now.  After 5 studio albums, a B-Side album, & 3 live albums!  Here are some of my favourite songs by them & one that everybody else seems to think is the thing since sliced bread…….

5 studio albums from a band based in Florida.  Yet, when I say Alter Bridge, I’m usually answered with “Who?”  Fair enough, they mostly stick to touring Europe.  Pretty rare to see them live in North America.

Alter Bridge, Nothing but Thieves, Paramore & Muse are now on my bucket list!  These are some of these groups Kim has mentioned she’d like to see live.

 

“Venom” trailer from Marvel.

Metallica has made 2 bad albums.  “…And Justice for all” poorly mixed, not all their fault & “St. Anger” lazy production & very questionable song writing.  The rest of their albums are good, but over rated.

http://loudwire.com/mike-portnoy-metallica-huge-band-bad-albums/

 

Check this article out!  How metal music helps with mental health!

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2018/02/21/metal-music-good-health-study/

 

I don’t like getting drunk at a live show.  I’ll have one or two drinks, but that’s all.  I prefer to relax & enjoy the experience.  If I’m home & it’s playing on my stereo, I have maybe 4-6 drinks if it’s a weekend or special occasion.  Heck, there are weeks where I would love a drink, weekend hits & all of a sudden I don’t feel like having a drink.

http://loudwire.com/top-11-rock-metal-drinking-songs/

 

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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