Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hockey Hockey Hockey Hockey Hockey Hockey Hockey

Well, goshdarn, it's been a while... NHL lockout is over, CBC strike is over, Hockey's back! And my how we've missed you. Tonight I'm off to the Oilers home opener versus Colorado in about an hour. Should be a rocker. Go Oilers!

To celebrate the kick-off (or rather, face-off) to another NHL season, here's some hockey tunage:

Shuffle Demons - The Hockey Night in Canada Theme [originally by ? for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada]
Ah, the other Canadian national anthem.

Coach's Corner Theme
Like or hate Don Cherry, I'm sure any Canadian hockey fan can whistle this sweet theme from Coach's Corner.

Hanson Brothers - The Hockey Song [originally by Stompin' Tom Connors]
Punk cover of THE most enduring hockey song.

The Corb Lund Band - The Hockey Song (live) [originally by Stompin' Tom Connors]
Another cover of the Stompin' Tom Connors song with an Edmonton twist.

Jughead - The Hockey Song
Not a cover... Same title, different song. Awesome hockey song.

Warren Zevon - Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)
I guess guys writing songs about hockey just aren't that original with their titles... They're all called "The Hockey Song". This one about a hockey goon was co-written by author Mitch Albom, features Paul Shaffer's Late Show band and David Letterman himself on background vocals (probably the guy yelling "hit somebody!").

There are some good hockey parodies to be downloaded here by 'Scary' Pete Cugno, which are pretty funny despite being from a Toronto-centric view. Check 'em out:
Leaf Kings (The Tragically Hip's Wheat Kings)
Goodbye Stanley Cup Hopes (Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
Every Shot You Take (The Police's Every Breath you Take)

The two best ones are:
Bye-Bye Flyers (Don Mclean's American Pie)
The Ottawa Song (Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song... often miscredited to Sandler on the p2p networks)

BTW, I'll post the answer to Sunday's riddle in a couple days.

[Post-game EDIT: Awesome home opener! We beat the Avalanche 4-3... Let's hope that's sign of things to come.]

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