back from the dead…and i’m pissed.

15 Dec

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.


4 Responses to “back from the dead…and i’m pissed.”

  1. Predaceous December 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM #

    That Thrashers’ video stinks. What are you smoking?

    I don’t like the Smashville song either. It’s boring to me, but I don’t want to take an ice pick to my eardrums because of it.

    I do think the Preds can do better though… much better.

    And why is the intro relegated to just a video. I remember when the Preds used to have a laser show on the ice as well as a video before the games. I believe lasers are disallowed now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative. How about projecting video onto the ice the way Disney does onto water fountains during Fantasmic? I’m just trying to think out of the box, but you get the idea.

    The Preds intro used to make me rush to the arena before the National Anthem, simply because I wanted to see the intro. Now I could care less.

    • newton dominey December 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM #

      i think the thrasher’s video is pretty cool, but i’m willing to accept other opinions. my point is simply that, if we’re going to have a theme, why not do it differently than a 2.5 minute music video?

      i think it’d be cool to do the ice show/spotlight thing, mostly i just think that our franchise (ya know, since i own part of the team and all) can do better than a mediocre song from a mediocre artist.

  2. Adam Blair December 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM #

    I think we are being too hard on the song. I didn’t think it was that bad. It actually started to grow on me.

    • newton dominey December 16, 2010 at 1:01 PM #

      …like a fungus. i don’t think i’m being too hard on the song. i think it sucks. i think it is a poor example of the quality of talent and skill resides in our musical community. to me it isn’t a matter of style preferences. it’s a matter of quality. that song has a need for quality like the preds has a need for a 50 goal forward…

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