Assuming that each and every one of you, our lovely readers, has a pulse – it is not breaking news that Canada will be taking on America for the Olympic Gold in Men’s Hockey on Sunday, the 28th of February (what a wonderful way to spend the one day that we only experience every four years). We understand that this is not a sports blog but found this event to be an important one considering that The Wolf is in fact an American citizen and The Sheep is a native of Canada.
I have never experienced the Sheep so passionate, competitive and dedicated to her motherland and her herd of brethren (seriously, her grazing has gone from a gentle prance to a trot to a run to her hooves digging so aggressively into the ground that I’m convinced they’ve reached the Earth’s core more than once) and I think it is great. And rarely, have I ever found myself feeling as if it is a duty to feel defensive over the world thinking of my country as the big bad ‘wolf’ who doesn’t deserve to win. Our animal instincts have for sure shown their faces throughout the duration of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the competitive tension between us, mother nature’s most prized creatures, has at times gotten a bit out of control. But seriously, I wouldn’t have it any other way. What a blast it’s been!
So, in celebration of some hockey and
friendly cut-throat competition, I bring you some Hockey. Hockey is a band from Portland, Oregon, that I stumbled upon while accidentally scouring the internet for something else and I’m glad I did because this song has made a nice little dent in my frail and depressingly empty (never do a ‘System Update’ on a Mac without having it plugged into the charger) iTunes library.
I’d like to let you know I’ll always be straight with you,
I stole my personality from an anonymous source,
And I’m gonna pay for it too, I dont feel bad about that,
Give me my chance back.
This is on the rise music, this is novelty music,
This is who can blame music, I dont get fooled by it
This is where’d you go music, this is come home music,
This is down to the wire I’m such a perfect angel music.
Who really tries?
Tomorrow’s just a song away, a song away, a song away
Song Away by Hockey
Whether or not you happen to be a fan of
hockey sports in general, I think it’d be a great experience either way to tune into the game (especially if you’re from Canada or America), the intensity amongst the crowd itself will be enough entertainment to catch your attention before you even have a chance look over at the action on the ice. And if you’re into that kind of thing – loads of eye candy, too. Yummy.
Oh, and if you like what you hear from Hockey, be sure to check out the rest of their catalog. They are definitely a great band to help ease you back into the Spring mood and have a nice Strokes vibe to them and that is never a bad thing.
Now, only to figure out a way to keep this game from ending our friendship…