April 21, 2011

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 01

Fine. I'll do it. But I won't like it.

Day 01 – Your favorite song: today, anyway, it's Paul Simon: Kodachrome. ♫

From the 1973 album There Goes Rhymin' Simon, this song peaked at #2 on the Billboard US chart. It was never released as a single in the UK because the BBC refused to play a song that so prominently mentioned a trademarked name. At the behest of professional and amateur photographers around the world, Simon changed one of the song's lyrics in later live performances, from everything looks worse in black and white to everything looks better in black and white.

Ansel Adams would approve.

April 13, 2011

Round one, Western Conference predictions

It's Canucks v Hawks III, and this time the Canucks hold all the cards. Well, not ALL the cards - the Hawks still have a pretty good top six in Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Frolik and Stalberg. With the defending champs having traded away their bottom six, however - Byfuglien, Versteeg, Ladd et al were huge parts of last year's Cup win - the Canucks have a decided advantage in the depth department. With apologies to our friends in Anaheim and Nashville, because we pretty much snore through that series preview - here are our picks for the West in round one.

Pucked in the Head 30 - Round One Western Conference predictions

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2011 playoffs - round one, Eastern Conference predictions

It's playoff time, folks, and that means Chris and I feel a bizarre, simian urge to fling the excrement that is our thoughts with whoever happens to be within earshot. Here are our round one Eastern Conference predictions, wrapped up in a convenient web-friendly audio format. Enjoy.

Pucked in the Head 29: Round One Eastern Conference predictions

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April 4, 2011

Hockey Songs IV - The Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom Connors

Things have been pretty hectic over here in New Daddy Land. Thus it's been a bit of a challenge to get new episodes of Pucked in the Head up and running - despite lots of on-ice stuff to talk about, we've been unable to get our shi... er, get our stuff together & record new eps. Hence, episode 27 reaches into the standby bag yet again.

Luckily it's good stuff. Jamie Macdonald of The Orchid Highway dropped by to yak up the fourth edition of Hockey Songs. Here's Pucked in the Head 27: Stompin' Tom and The Hockey Song. His brother Derek makes a surprise appearance for the second half of the episode, and the three of us... sigh... sing the freakin' Hockey Song.

Download. Listen. Put ointment on your naughty bits. Enjoy.