i can’t speak for kevin, but i’ve been busy trying to keep my head above water at the best little climbing gym in the south. that’s resulted in a total of zero posts from me in just over a month. i know, i suck. take it up with my boss.
if something was going to get me going again, it was probably going to be something related to the preds, and probably related to music. that’s right, i’m getting ready to dogpile on the smashville song.
i pray that someone from the game day staff over at the stone will slap some sense into the rest of the crew and stop this madness before it starts. i’ll admit that i didn’t give lewis copeland my email address to hear the whole song. based on the 30 second sample i found at on the forecheck, i thought i’d give my masochistic tendencies a break and pass on the rest. yes, the song is so bad that i bagged my monthly limit on cringes and gagging noises in 30 seconds. there’s no other way to put it. the only thing worse might be the “OH MY GOODNESS I WISH I WAS DEAF!” intro on sunday night football. okay, there are lots of worse songs, but none of them are going to be played as the preds prepare to take the ice.
now, i don’t particularly care for what the labels are currently trying to pass off as country music. i’m more of a waylon jennings/merle haggard/dwight yoakam fella. to me modern country music (post garth brooks) sounds like crappy pop music sung with a goofy accent and a fiddle. that said, this isn’t even a good “crappy country” song. there are plenty of songs that i don’t enjoy that still display creativity, skill and talent. smashville IS NOT one of them.
i love the idea of branding the arena/team/city as smashville. just not this way, not with this song. why not do something a little more creative, like this intro video from the thrashers?
bring back jay-z.