I think that as fanatics of both hockey and punk rock, we've all been collectors of something at some point in our lives. When I was in middle school, I remember having a lucky charm in my pocket when I was in two state-level National Geographic Bee competitions: a rare, die-cut and numbered Dominik Hasek card that I'd pulled from a pack of Upper Deck. These days, I've given up on cards, and I collect records instead. Sometimes I debate getting back into it, though, especially given how easy it seems that I could buy a card with a piece of a sweater my favorite player wore in a game. I'm not the only one that thinks that way, thankfully. The fine gents behind Rochester, NY's Secret Audio Club label recently announced and launched Wax Packs, a limited edition of 10 7" records, sold and packaged much like you'd find hockey cards at your local store.
8 takeaways from the 1st episode of the newest edition of 24/7- Toronto Maple Leafs/Detroit Red Wings (possible spoilers, but really who can do this show justice with only words?):
I've been a hockey fan for as long as I can remember. This damn sport consumes my life. I've devoted so much time, energy, money, and patience to hockey, it's hard to remember a time that I wasn't scheduling my life around a game.
And I know I'm not the only one like this. One look at my timeline and you see wannabe reporters, amateur statistians. There's no shortage of internet fights over Corsi, feminsm, intangebles, class. It's exhausting, really! Everyone has an opintion, everyone wants to fight yours, and if no one is fighting you, CLEARLY YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
But occaisonally I step back and realize no matter how old I get, this will forever be me, deep down inside.
And you're no different than me.
WE HAVE A WINNER! THANK YOU ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!!! THE CORRECT ANSWER IS "WEINER TUCKER". RICK NASH WILL FOREVER BE A WEINER TUCKER.
Tis the season of giving. And I'm here to give you more than a headache or fuel for anger.
Brandon came out of the coma and Peter's back from the Peace Corp to actually put a show together. We talk about surprises so far in the NHL season, how Jonathan Quick's injury might affect the U.S. Olympic team and timeless haircuts. We also discuss recent music releases including the new A Wilhelm Scream. Plus, new music this week from Toxic Holocaust, Young Turks, A.W.S. and Less Than Jake.