Monday, September 26, 2005

 

Hockey season...finally!

Hey y'all, sorry for the delay. I've been meaning to tell you all about some interesting developments in the land shared by hockey and French Canadian rock n' roll ...unfortunately a 24 hour flu, my French classes, the ole job thing (such as it is) and the setup of a brand spankin' new PWI Podcast (coming soon to an RSS reader near you!) have set me a little bit behind on the ole writin' duties. No worries, dear reader, for I've boiled down all that is essential in French-Canadian puck rock to three simple words: Les Dales Hawerchuk! Yup, the essential, (eternal?) Winnipeg Jet has been paid the ultimate tribute (final indignity?) of having an irreverent, alcohol-fueled Saguenay four-piece named after him. Watch the video for Dale Hawerchuk (wmv) Les Dales are great - they fit into my preconceived notions of what makes for fun French rock n' roll (ie, they're loud and fast) and do so without ever using an accordion or washboard - but they're not the only Montreal-based, francophone rock act to have named themselves after a former Buffalo Sabre.* Nope, they have to share the stage with comic book robo-rockers Mogilny. Watch the video for Technotronique Pregnant Pause While we're discussing bands that've named themselves after hockey players...Were you aware that there's a St. Catherines metal act that has a name suspiciously similar to an old Ottawa Senators backup goalkeeper? In the "news you can actually use" department, it turns out that Kelp is no longer having a multi-band showcase at PopMontreal. Don't despair, fans of Fat City rock n' roll, Banditas are playing Le Swimming Friday night. Turns out Chuck Norris recently had the idea to sell his urine as a canned beverage. We know this beverage as Red Bull. This and nine other little known facts about the star of The Octagon.
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