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Had my breakfast, then showered & weighed myself.  I was 265 pounds going into the hospital, the photo of me playing guitar in a white T-Shirt is me at 265, with a 38” waist, I came out of the hospital having a 42” waist, & today I’m 225.  Only problem is that some of my T-Shirts still don’t fit.  All of my fat went to my stomach.

I fell asleep to “Megadeth” the album “Dystopia” followed by “Vinyl Hero” the EP “7 Days on a Train”

I was watching CNN/”the fake news” all about the new guy, but I don’t need to tell you about it, it’s messy already!

Yep, I start physio therapy this week.  It’s long overdue that I get rid of this pinched nerve nonsense & get back into exercising.  I know that’s an odd thing to say but humans are creatures of habit.  My routine has been altered for over 2 months & I miss my routine.  Sitting around, stretching & very light exercise each day is really boring if you don’t have a driver’s license.


Top 50 hard rock/metal debut albums

There’s a lot of great choices there.  I’ll pick 2 from the list & there could at least 12 I’d pick.


Pearl Jam shared it….


Phil Anselmo, former vocalist of Pantera, reading a Sesame Street book.


I guess ‘Supergrass’ are still around latest release was in 2013, who knew?  I only own their Greatest Hits album from 2004.

I wonder what movie ends playing “Caught by the Fuzz”?


I have a question for you? I’ve been watching a series called “Banger” with the review episodes called “Lock Horns”, made by Sam Dunn who made the documentary “A Headbanger’s Journey.”  The 2016 ending had a large board of “metal” bands.  Am I so jaded that I don’t consider “Coheed & Cambria” metal? I like their music, I just don’t consider them as a “metal” or “hard rock” band, should I?


My left hand doesn’t work that well.  I wish I could try out a mini original Nintendo or a Sega Genesis if they come back.  I looked up the price of a mini Nintendo, but no way Jose!

All of that being said, I really don’t have much free time for video games.  The newer controllers have too many buttons for me, even when I was able bodied.


New “Ed Sheeran” video.  I really like this tune, or Ed Sheeran in general!


Alter Bridge shared “My Champion” live…………….


New Opeth video


I guess “Trivium” has a new drummer




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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


Being politically correct is really not for me, but there it is for you!


Nothing but Thieves – Self Titled.  I’d put this as my number 1 album of the year!  This is not a metal album!


Stitched Up Heart – Never Alone.  This & Alter Bridge are in a dead heat for number 2 on my list


Alter Bridge – The Last Hero


From here on everything’s tied for 3rd place!

Rob Zombie – The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.  LANGUAGE!!!!


Ben Harper – Call It What It Is


Candlebox – Disappearing in Airports


In Flames – Battles


Third Ion – Biolith


Opeth – Sorceress


Sum 41 – 13 Voices


Anthrax – For All Kings


Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf LANGUAGE!!!!!!!  The more I listen to this album, the more I like it!


The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For?


The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it




Tremonti – Dust


The Agonist – Five


Chevelle – The North Corridor


Green Day – Revolution Radio




Scream – Fumble (Dave Grohl’s group before Nirvana)


Oasis – Be Here Now & Definitely Maybe


Barenaked Ladies – Live @ Red Rocks


Taylor Hawkins – Kota EP


Lamb of God – The Duke EP


Portal – Blood Red Tape.  Independent group from Alberta, Canada, I think?  They remind me of Tool.


Vinyl Hero – 7 days on a train EP.   Another independent group from somewhere in Canada, I believe?


Candlebox – Love Stories & Other Musings


It’s not that I don’t like EPs or Live albums.  EPs leave me wanting a full album of at least 10 songs & live albums are pretty much a live album of Greatest Hits.




Diemonds – Never Wanna Die


Diemonds – The Bad Pack


Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct



Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

I’d have to agree with the review.  There is nothing I should like about this album.  In the end, I love it & I don’t know why?


Boston – Boston


The Damned Things – Ironiclast


When the Holidays are over & Kim gives me the OK, I’ll purchase these albums.  If Apple goes under my purchased files are mine.  I, personally refuse to “download” streaming music aka Apple’s not taking away my music!  It’s a free country use a streaming site however you like.  Of course I’ll buy these gradually, unless we can make it rain with iTunes gift cards in January……………I doubt it!  Only took Metallica 33 years to release something original that I like & listen too.  Hahahaha!  I have 2 other Christmas albums.  Those aren’t buy now albums.


Just because I can!!!!!!!!!!!


My questions for anyone reading this.  What were your preferred album(s) this year?  Also, how would you classify Alter Bridge?  Are they rock, metal or right on the line between both genres?  I really want to hear from anyone reading this.  I’m not the judge of what’s good or bad.  Maybe you’re not a fan of rock or metal, that’s fine with me, I used to be completely against music with a distorted electric guitar involved, so please let me know?


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


P.S.  Everyone has a hate on for 2016.  Each day you wake up with a clean slate.  The decisions YOU make that day will dictate how the day goes, & some decisions will be made by others that will affect you.  Make your decision every day to focus on what makes you & others happy aka let’s make 2017 FANTASTIC!



I fell asleep to “Vinyl Hero” the 5 song EP, which is REALLY good, then “Stitched Up Heart” the debut album “Never Alone”


I exercised to an Apple Hard rock radio station & really this is the first song it started off with!


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My exercise total will be a bit off this week.  More important stuff to do than exercise.  I still managed to do most of them.  I just don’t have it in me this week.  I’ve done a significant amount of every exercise every day, I’m REALLY tired this week?  It’s 12:30pm now & I’m ready to crawl back into bed.  Monday I did everything & hit the numbers fine, the rest of the week is somewhat disappointing to me.



Consequence of Sound’s Gerber & Gerber review “The Magnificent 7”


17 years ago “Nine Inch Nails” released “The Fragile”.  Sorry, I know very little about “Nine Inch Nails”.  I never got into them?


Opeth has released another new song!



I get it, I’m against free music as well, he’s made his money in the ‘90s with Oasis.  The question for me is, what if gas for your vehicle was valued at the same price as a “coffee” at Starbucks?  Would people walk more, bike, take the bus, call a cab, or complain about the price of gas?  People didn’t complain about the price of music before Napster.  Now everyone expects music to be free because of Napster.  You get a 700 ml of coffee for $5.00 we’ll say so if gas was valued at that much you shouldn’t complain?  Do you need a vehicle or a coffee?  That would make a gas price of roughly just under $6.00?


Bands that have released their first album I the 21st Century

At least they named “Trivium”, “Lamb of God”, & “The Devin Townsend Project”


Yep, Moby’s still out there doing his thing


“Band of Horses” played this on Jimmy Fallon last night.  I looked into them a bit & wasn’t sold on them.






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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres



I fell asleep to “Slayer” the album “God Hates Us All” LANGUAGE!!!


I exercised to “Foo Fighters” the album “The Colour & The Shape”


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People don’t like to hear anything blunt.  So what do I do?  Sugar coat everything in rainbows, sunshine, & flowers, or get right to the root of the issue at hand & not waste anyone’s time?

At some point someone has to address the Elephant in the room & it’s usually me.  If that makes people feel uncomfortable, great!  It also starts a conversation!

“I will be Albatross for…” as long as needed.  I’m not an idiot, nobody has called me that other than me.  If you want anyone to take the roll of an idiot, give it to me or better yet I’ll just take it.

“Call It What It Is” – Ben Harper

“Albatross” – Big Wreck

How was my weekend?  Forgettable!  I did however get to spend time with Kim, go to a football game with my father have supper with Kim & my parents!  That was the positive part of the weekend.  The rest of it we can forget.  I guess I crossed that fine line of being blunt or rude?

I took all of my anger & frustration out in my exercise.  It’s Monday, a new day!  Time to wipe the slate clean & carry on.


The Agonist share it again…


Good grief!  Now it’s guns & machetes


OK, I want to see “In Flames” & I can sit through “HELLYEAH” if needed.

Not very close to Saskatchewan, I’m out!


I thought there would be an album announcement from “In Flames” today.  Nope just the video above.  My bad?


I’ve got it on preorder!


Look at what Todd lil’ Deuce did!


Can’t decide, won’t decide!  When did any type of art become a competition?

Both are totally different to me……………….yes, I have both albums on preorder!


I didn’t even know there was a new “Jimmy Eat World” album coming out October 21st?  I like “Jimmy Eat World”


New rock band here’s the 5 song EP I just bought on iTunes!


20 years ago today “Pearl Jam” released the album “No Code”


Yes, I got a good dose of “Foo Fighters” & “Queens of the Stone Age” this weekend!

I threw in “Queens of the Stone Age” the DVD of their live performances of Greatest Hits from different venues that came with a purchase of the CD!


Article/interview with singer of “The Agonist”

I’m looking forward to this release!!!!




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,


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres