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4 day exercise total; 600 leg lifts, 600 crunches, 200 squats, 200 back flexes, 120 pushups, 600 curls (10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm), 600 tricep extensions w/5 pound weight, 400 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Lamb of God” the album “Ashes of the Wake”

I exercised to “Big Wreck” the album “…but the sun”, followed by some of “Queens of the Stone Age” the album “Villains”


I had to cut back the back flexes to 300 over a 5 day week, easily the toughest part of my exercise.  I’ve also brought the number of squats down, quality over quantity.  I’m expecting to be at a minimum of 300 in a 5 day week.  Everything else will stay as it is, another sweaty week but feeling good & confident.

So as I was finishing my exercise on Tuesday doing the downward dog yoga pose, I fell getting back to the ground I rammed my face into the ground, off of the mat & on the laminate floor.  Sure it hurt for a bit, I checked my nose & teeth.  My nose wasn’t bleeding & my teeth were all there & not chipped, I was fine, sweaty but fine.

Now that I’m stronger & more confident, I want to do more.  My mind races at night thinking of small things I can do to help around here & elsewhere.  Kim’s been taking are of the house me & Brewster for over 12 years.  I want to step up & do my part here so she doesn’t become overwhelmed.  She comes home from work 5 days a week & makes a REALLY FANTASTIC meal & I clean up after supper.             Other than that, I fold & put away my laundry, vacuum on occasion & sometimes wet Swiffer the floor.  I feel now as though I can do more since I’m here all week.

I can’t afford the moon or anything extravagant.  I can help in smaller ways now.  I’m starting with my grandparents.  They don’t drink water.  So I’ve filled 2X1liter bottle of water flavoured with Mio flavouring so that it tastes more like a juice than plain water.  Something little I can do to help out.  I get excited about stuff like this.  It’s nice to look forward to something other than exercise every day.

I’m getting stronger now, I can tell!  I’m still in a wheelchair, iPatch still, & no driving since Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.  Just physically stronger.  Not only am I able to help out around the house more, but now my mid-life crisis present to myself is back but, if it happens it will likely be a 2/3 life crisis at least.  It was a car & now it’s a PRS guitar.


A bunch of cool stuff none of which I have & it’s pretty!  Mid-life crisis?  13/16 life crisis or pipe dream!

Well forget that!  Brewster went to the vet after Kim was done work Wednesday & the news wasn’t great!  His heart murmur is between a 5 & 6.  6 is the worst, which means a strong possibility of heart enlargement, heart attack &/or fluid in his lungs.  Now I’m EXTREMELY worried.  Tests & definitely medication, just a matter of how much medication?

Kim is home sick today, she’ll likely be spending the day in bed today.  I got up a bit after 6:00 am, got to my exercises while Kim showered & tried to go to work.  She showered and did her hair but never made it out of the bedroom.  I don’t like contract work much.  She’s not there, she doesn’t get paid.  Oh well, not my job & not really my business.


I didn’t even know about this movie on Netflix?  I’ll have to watch it sometime soon!  Here’s the trailer & a review.


New TOOL article/interview as of September 1st!  Long but GREAT album!  Worth the 13 year wait.


Every TOOL fan has seen this lately, I saw it late last week.  Very well done mashup of Taylor Swift & an older TOOL song!

BIG THANKS to Mitch & George Fraser for getting my VERY old electric guitar gear working!!!!!!!  Another thing to look forward to everyday!

I’ve often thought about listening to “Gojira” since I do like “Sepultura”, but something stops me from being a fan every time?


Nobody should like “System of a Down”.  Many of my friends & I think they’re GREAT!   Maybe because there’s nothing that sounds like their music, at least in North America or that I know of?  Here’s a story about their second album out of a total of 5 mass releases.  They’re quite popular.



I don’t think any rock/metal/other band is about to change mainstream music.  It will be a force of many bands & artists to make a significant change.   I couldn’t care less about album sales, as long as I get to hear what I like!


Under rated albums of the 1990s.




More progressive rock/metal but they tend to go quiet & mellow to the heavier side of things throughout a song.  I haven’t done an “Opeth” music guide yet, but they would be “Opeth” lite followed by “Tool” who would be “Earthside” lite.  All 3 of these bands are progressive & they are all capable of doing light atmospheric music on their albums as well as rock & metal, much like “Dream Theater” as well.

When I say “progressive” in reference to these current metal/rock bands, I mean that the songs are often in rare time signatures.  Not always a song you can tap your foot to.  Most radio friendly songs are in a basic 4/4 time.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s simple & to the point.  That gets boring for me after a while & other bands will change time signatures 2-6 times in one song.  Then that can become boring & I’ll go back to the 4/4 stuff.  I always listen to the drums in a song.  It’s the rhythm that I listen to the most in a song.

I have one album by “Earthside” so here’s a sampling of it.




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3 day exercise total; 400 leg lifts, 300 crunches, 300 squats, 200 back flexes, 250 curls 10 pounds on left arm & 7 pounds on right arm, 150 tricep lifts w/5 pound weight, 100 shoulder raises w/5 pound weight,  stretching, & yoga.

I fell asleep to “Tool” the album “Aenima”

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

My weekend started yesterday.  Full plate for Kim & I today.  Monday the house was out of order for me to exercise.  So no exercise on Monday either.  As for next week, I have no idea what’s happening after Saturday, lots of moving parts up in the air. So HAPPY August long weekend, I’ll catch you Sunday or Monday & then maybe Friday or Sunday?


I feel like I’ve been slacking off this week with only 3 days of exercise.  That being said, exercise shouldn’t be all that a person should focus on & it’s been a busy week, as I expected.

Kim painted our suite & the house is very close to looking normal again.  Just waiting for the paint to dry completely for her to put the 3M hooks back up to hold photos & such.

I’m seriously thinking of doing my exercise in the morning as usual, taking a break & doing more of the same stuff in the afternoon.  Likely 50-100 more of each exercise that day?  That won’t happen for a couple of weeks but it has been rattling around in the ol’ noggin.

TONS of people say that I do a lot of exercise, true, if that’s how you want to look at it.  Lately it feels like I’ve hit a plateau & I seem to have a little more gas in the tank?  I guess I’ll see what I feel like after the next week?  I might rest for a bit & do more after an hour or two?  I’m pretty lazy so, we’ll see?

It’s summer & a break is needed.  With the long weekend coming seems like a good time to be a couch potato for a bit.  After the weekend I might continue to be a lump or get back to exercising?


This type of thing happens at rock/metal shows, this is how I broke my nose in 1999.  I wasn’t in a wild mosh pit.  People were very respectful & cleared a path for me to security & first aid when they saw my nose bleeding.  I was holding up a crowd surfer when another one was tossed in my direction & landed on my face.  It was really fast, no one to blame at all, accident!

The first person to see anything happen or get out of control will tell the individual with the microphone about the situation & that person typically stops the show until things calm down.  The crowd is there to have fun, not to hurt anyone!


Music can & does help!


New “Tool” album titled “Fear Inoculum” out August 30th.  Tool’s entire catalogue is available for streaming & other digital platforms as of Friday, August 2nd.

It’s only taken 13 years for them to release a new album.  I believe this may be the final album on their contract?  If not this album, it is definitely the other one in 13 more years.

As reported!


You know what this “Tool” news means?  Big Wreck & Tool released on the same day!  WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep holding out Mr. Bach, the 80s died for a reason.  See if you can join “Steel Panther” they missed the memo too.  LIVE IN THE NOW!


38 years ago yesterday “Iron Maiden” brought metal to MTV.


Sad that this took so long, on the upside more people to drive me around town!


Saskatchewan Roughrider home game Thursday night!  Sadly, I’m positive that next season will be my last.  If Regina wasn’t hosting the Grey Cup next year, this would be my last year for sure.  I’ve been going to the games since my Grandfather could hold me on his lap.  I went to one game in my last ½ year during therapy for my cancer, so I missed out on those games.  It’s become a financial burden for a luxury.  One income gets spread out thinly.  We could use the extra cash for other/more important things.

I enjoy going to the games, I can watch them here, not pay $9 for a beer (which I don’t).  I can buy 4 tall cans of tastier/imported beer for the price of 2 generic beer at the game.  With this being the 3rd or 4th season at the new stadium, everything sky rocketed in price.  Food, beverages, & tickets.  Can’t afford it, it’s time to “LIVE IN THE NOW”!  Well, the Riders won, VERY entertaining game.  It finished with a score of 24W-19L final scoring play was a touchdown for the Riders with 2 minutes or less in the game.

As much as I’ll miss the atmosphere & intensity in the stadium, saving the price of season tickets alone will be better for us.  I go to the games with my parents now.  I think this is the last season for my mother?  Dad & I are going next year & calling it quits after next season.




You know him & you’ve likely already made your decision on him.  Either way, this is my take on his latest album.  I will say that I’ve been a BIG fan of his last 3 albums.  This one didn’t seem to fit with the others though.  I like it & applaud musicians for taking a risk & going outside of their safe space.  Unfortunately this album was not to my personal liking.

This album featured numerous guest artist on almost every song.  Most of the guests were rappers, I’m not a fan of rap despite the fact that Sheeran himself sings & raps on a fair amount of his songs.

There were only 2 stand out songs for me on “No. 6 Collaborations Project”.  1 included Justin Bieber while the other included Bruno Mars & Chris Stapleton.

2 songs on a 15 song album doesn’t make it a good purchase by me.  Why did I buy it?  I preordered it because I’m an Ed Sheeran fan.  I still am, unless he proves me wrong with his next album.


How did the Toronto Blue Jays make out at the trade deadline?  EPIC FAIL!!  If it’s possible to give a -0%, that’s how I’d describe it.  Reporters, broadcaster, analyst, & the other 29 teams in the league all chimed in & were left shocked & speechless regarding what they traded away for so minimal in return.

5 pitchers & 1 REALLY good infielder, gone!  What did they get in return?  Prospects in the minor league system aka nothing that will make an impact for another 3-4 years, that’s how long they just made the current rebuild.  It’s Wednesday as I write this.  Who’s the starting pitcher for Thursday?  I knew before but they just traded him in a 3 player package for a minor league OF prospect who’s projected to be a bench player at some point, since he’s failed 3 times already in the major league.

I’ll paraphrase what one analyst said on air.  ‘I’m looking for a silver lining in these trades.  I can’t find one?  Anybody else on the panel have one?’  Nothing but dead air.

2 top of the 5 man starting pitching rotation were traded.  With guys brought up from the minor league system to help with injuries & fill roster spots, the Jays have have 4 starters with minimal MLB experience.  Toronto just became “Who?” ville.  Well, as a player it’s their job, as a fan, I just watch for entertainment.  In the end it’s not really a big deal for me as a fan.

Then they played last night while I was at the football game & won 11-2.  What do I know?


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I fell asleep to “In Flames” the 2000 release “Clayman”

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I couldn’t really exercise this week.  More stretching along with 300 calf raises & 300 leg lifts for the week.  Sets of 20 until I reach 60 for the day.  Yet to hear from the physio therapist.  Each passing day seems like a step backwards, & this started mid-November so I’m WAY behind!

Well I guess this is the day, the inauguration day of a terrorist.  I may live in Canada but I’m not very comfortable with Trump as the President to our direct south!  So buddy up it may be a situation of safety in numbers?  I think there were some protesters there yesterday?


I had to do some stuff in the kitchen today.  Just feeling odd emotionally, I needed to hear some “Rage Against the Machine” if you would like to hear it, it’s here but full of LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Suitable title for what may come.



WOW, there’s a specific genres!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I don’t know any of the bands on the list?  I think “In Flames” are considered a Swedish melodic death metal group?


Mark Tremonti talks about “Alter Bridge”


This version of the song is a Grammy nominated song


Now the hits just keep on coming & I feel older with each one.

My dad took me to a taping of “Switchback” when I was a wee little lad!  Here in Regina.


I’ve had a TON of time to listen to my music!


LANGUAGE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just find the actual video sexist!


Korn did something to help prevent suicide & anti-bullying organizations!  Buy a T-Shirt & help out!



Sunday, February 5th 2017 I’ll be doing something other than watching the “Super Bowl”.  Me no likes!  Maybe the half time show?  I don’t know who’s playing at half time.


You know whatever Alex Jones says is “fake news”


It’s a bitter sweet day for North Americans, more so for America likely.  On the downside the Obama’s are leaving the White House.  On the upside it’s Friday.  Those don’t really balance out……………………………at ALL for me!


I’ve heard nothing but bad news for the future of the DC comic book movies, which is sad.  I really liked Batman v. Superman & Suicide Squad.  Apparently Ben Affleck is ready to leave the movie franchise.


Trump, Trump, & more Trump



I completely agree with Billy Joe Armstrong’s comments inside this link.


In other words, pick a TV channel & there’s a 95% chance the inauguration will be on it.



Stephen Colbert!



Wayne’s World returning to theaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



New Big Wreck tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or the Blue Jays could package OF Marvin Upton Junior, 1B Justin Smoak & a prospect into a trade with another team for one of their 5 needs.  I hope the “Rogers” company can back that financially.  That trade is over $9,000,000 + a prospect/ “a box of chocolates”





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I’ll be rushing around today to get everything accomplished before I watch the baseball game after Friday & today’s Ellen & the new Harry Connick Jr. show with Kim.


I fell asleep to “Ben Harper & the Relentless 7” the album “White Lies For Dark Times”


I exercised to “Black Sabbath” the album “Heaven & Hell”


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Exercises are taking longer as I add more repetitions to a few.  Pushups & squats.


Mondays don’t bother me in the least, I know they’re coming!  I know Thursdays are coming too, but Thursdays are, for me, a type of limbo?  It’s not hump day or Friday, it’s Delaware.


I woke up late, I’ll see how much info I can put in this post.  I have the same problem with this blog again, in that it won’t transfer to Facebook properly as for emails, I’m not sure?


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


New “Walk off the Earth” video.


8 years ago Metallica released the album Death Magnetic.  Fans were divided on their opinion of the album.  8 years ago on Tuesday, February 5th I passed out at work & was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, & wasn’t likely to survive.


John Mayer’s album “Continuum” is 10 years old today!


7 facts about the upcoming “Sorceress” album from Opeth



Article/interview with In Flames singer, Anders, regarding the importance of Gothenburg on metal


Preorder for the new studio album should be coming soon?


Halestorm shared it…..


From a photo on Facebook, “Paramore” is definitely in the studio.


Tool shared a few songs……




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


“Be kind to one another”-Ellen Degeneres


My idea for the Blue Jays!

I like ‎Troy Tulowitzki‬ but he’ll be 32 this year where as Ryan Goins‬ will be 29 on Saturday. Anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays organization ever consider trading ‎Tulowitzki‬ for a back up catcher and prospects? Sportsnet‬. Could save some cash for Bautista & ‎Encarnacion‬? Please have someone ask Mark Shapiro &/or Ross Atkins? Having Ryan Goins on the bench would be a waste of his talent, this could free up $17,000,000, & rebuild the farm system if there’s a trade to be made? Bob McCowen has echoed this a few times on air, great! Now could someone ask new G.M. Ross Atkins or new President Mark Shapiro this? Who doesn’t want 2 young athletes playing the 2 very difficult positions in baseball? Goins isn’t known for his offensive power but any offense from a short stop or 2B is an added bonus!

I fell asleep to “Odds” the album “Good Weird Feeling”

I exercised to “Queen’s Greatest Hits” then 6 “Corrosion of Conformity” albums on shuffle.

Thank you “Wayne’s World”!

“Alter Bridge” were averaging music for a song each day last I heard, no lyrics yet though.

I played these on guitar hero, on medium difficulty. Easy, medium, hard, & expert. I lived in medium, tried hard a few times.

I guess “Trivium” has a song on the new guitar hero game

Another on PC but not on the Playstation 2 I had

Photo of Mike Shinoda doing vocals for “Linkin Park” in the studio!!

I’ve never heard of “Black Wizard”? I’m getting older & I admit I’m getting set in my ways as far as music goes. Full album in sound cloud inside the link.


Top 5 Beatles songs for Rolling Stones fans. By Consequence of Sound!!!!

Star Wars episode 8 is now filming! The plot has apparently been leaked on www.youtube.com.


Deadpool hasn’t been released yet. Deadpool 2 is already underway!


Sorry, but nothing about “Arcade Fire” gets my juices flowing, other bands love them though. “Foo Fighters” & “Queens of the Stone Age” amongst their fans!


Singer Sammy Hagar address’ rumoured “Van Halen” reunion


Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) covers The Beatles for upcoming Netflix series!



New “Queen” documentary in the works. Clip inside the link!


Yep, were all gonna die because Anti-G. M. O. supporters haven’t had success with thousands of Scientific investigations proving they’re right. So we’ll die or become vegetarians & grow our own food, I’m sure farmers will love that, everyone happy now?


FYI-Allergies & taste are known to change in your early 20s. To each their own, I maybe “Pro GMO” but I’ll listen to a reasonable counter point!

Peyton Manning & “Magic” Johnson play egg Russian roulette on The Tonight Show!!!!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ace Frehley (Kiss lead guitarist) is releasing an album of covers featuring Paul Stanley (Kiss singer)


Full track listing in the link.

“Sixx AM” (Nicky Sixx of Motley Crue) announce new album & song


“Barenaked Ladies” ‘One Week’ blue grass style inside the link!


Season 3 continues on Sunday

“Walk off the Earth” shared it….

“Black Stone Cherry” prank “Halestorm” during a live show!!!!

“Eight Bells” new album, never heard of them but after a listen, they’re not for me. Songs inside the link.


“Megadeth” tour dates. If the openers were different I’d go to Moose Jaw.


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Today’s workout was brought to you by “I Mother Earth’s” album ‘The Quicksilver Meat Dream’

Ian Fletcher Thornley’s solo album!


Like him or hate him, he’s one of Canada’s National Treasures!


13 years ago Thursday Pearl Jam released their 7th album “Riot Act”


Well that’s 3 I Mother Earth singles & 1 single by singer Brian Byrne for a charity.

Singer Brian Byrne’s single for suicide prevention.

Franz, just get over it? Talk to Dave Grohl about it? It happened in 1999, & yes that’s something that should not happen over the phone.


The only video he appeared in.

Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) will be interviewed on radio this weekend!


Why would “Iron Maiden” need another guitar player?


Will they or wont the original “Guns n’ Roses” reunited?


Elton John meeting with Vladimir Putin?


“Royal Blood” do covers!


Does everyone get to share their opinion online about a “Guns n’ Roses” reunion? I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows a guy, who has a cousin, who knows a guy, who knows a guy who says it might happen?


Songs I like, “Tom Cochrane” Just the 1 album my father bought in 1991. That’s the year it was released anyways, I assume he bought it that year.

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