Song Of The Day – Boy – “Little Numbers”


Boy
Boy (Photo credit: Alfred Hermida)

 

A nice little number by Boy (pun intended).  Actually a very catchy song called “Little Numbers”.  Find myself tapping the steering wheel when it came on during its stint on CBC.  The band is a duo, Valeska Steiner, the singer is from Switzerland and bassist Sonja Glass is German.  The song is off their 2011 début “Mutual Friends” and was released as a single in 2012.  Neither was released in North America until early 2013.  Enjoy the catchiness.

 

 

 

 

Waldorf Is A Jets Fan


Statler & Waldorf
Statler & Waldorf (Photo credit: AndyRM101)

 

Waldorf of The Muppets is obviously a Winnipeg Jets fan, showing up at their recent home game against the San Jose Sharks.  No word on where Statler was, but I assume he was there, likely getting beers for them.

 

 

 

 

Song Of The Day – Ruth Moody – “Dancing In The Dark”


English: Ruth Moody performs in Ireby, England...
Ruth Moody (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Could be an interesting covers post, but it is newly released and a good version of the Bruce Springstein classic “Dancing In The Dark”.  Ruth is an Australian born, current Canadian from Winnipeg (Go Jets Go) and a member of popular group, “The Wailin’ Jennys“.  The song is lifted from her 2103 solo effort “These Wilder Things”.  The folk/country rendition of this great song creates a completely different feel to the tune.  I really enjoyed the vocals.  Don’t forget to like my page on Facebook.

Ruth Moody Home

Ruth Moody on iTunes

Ruth Moody on Amazon

Ruth Moody on CBC Streaming

 

The Sky Is Falling


Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulati...
Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another day, another satellite falling to Earth (they know not where).  This one is the size of a SUV, and weighs approximately 2,000 lbs.  The guess is that 25 to 45 pieces, maybe as large as 200 lbs will survive.  The satellite is a European Space Agency craft called GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) which had been launched to study the earth’s gravitational field.  Kind of ironic that gravity will destroy it.  Best guess for reëntry is sometime Sunday.  Heads up!  A real-time tracker can be found at the link.

Real Time Tracking Link

Song Of The Day – Bahamas – “Already Yours”


Bahamas
Bahamas (Photo credit: tom cochrane)

Bahamas, which is the stage name for Alfie Jurvanen, is a Toronto based musician who has played with people like Feist, Zeus and Jason Collett.  He has a couple of records to his credit as well as three Juno nominations.  The song I have posted is a nice folk ballad, performed live and acoustic.  A great song to just sit back and listen to with your eyes closed.  That’s a hint.

On a personal note, I now have a Facebook page for the blog.  Feel free to follow.  Have a great one.

Bahamas Home Page

Bahamas on iTunes

Bahamas on Amazon

Bahamas on CBC

Is Luongo Snakebit – November 7, 2013


San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton celebrates...
San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton celebrates a goal against Roberto Luongo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a continuing series on the trials and tribulations of Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo, we have one of the strangest goals in recent memory.  Former Boston Bruin (our hero’s nemesis team), and current San José Shark (our hero’s most recent nemesis) Joe Thornton shoots one into the Canuck’s zone and the rest is history.

Is this guy snake-bit or what.

Hockey Night In Chicago


The United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home o...
The United Center in Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was watching (as Canadians do) an NHL game from Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets.  During the game, something happened that I had never seen before.  No, not the hit, or the glass popping out or the beer being thrown at the opposition player.  Believe it or not, a fairly inebriated fan reached in and ripped the helmet off Adam Pardy‘s head (I’ve also seen fans grab equipment before) and, this is the crazy part, put the helmet on.  As the announcer says, if you’re going to steal something, don’t wear it.  A classic NHL moment that will play on sport shows for years.

Song Of The Day – Fits and the Tantrums – “Breakin’ The CHains Of Love”


English: Fitz and the Tantrums - Michael Fitzp...
English: Fitz and the Tantrums – Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs at a 2010 performance in San Diego. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Just a drive by post today.  Blog favourite (and Guapo fave) Fitz and the Tantrums doing a live performance of “Breakin’ The CHains Of Love”.  Great band, great song.  Have a great Monday evening.  Love the sax solo.

 

 

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