Posts Tagged ‘IIHF World Junior Championship’

We Won’t Concede Defeat

January 8, 2009

It’s the rhythm of the sea that brings you back to me

Matt Blacquiere

Rhythm of the Sea

New podcast up today. Today I am delighted to present an interview with Matt Blacquiere. We chat about the past, the present, and the future. The featured songs are Hello Hope, In a Letter, and a live performance of Rhythm of the Sea. If you are interested in the shared musical history of Matt and I please check out the posts here, here, and here. You will also find some more tracks featuring songs written and performed by Matt and myself.

I, like most Canadians, spent Monday night watching the Canadian National Junior Hockey team beating up on Sweden for their fifth straight gold medal. This is the second time in my lifetime that our juniors have won 5 straight gold medals at that event.  Nothing excites the passion of this nation like international hockey.  A failure at the junior tournament leads to massive discussion about the “state” of hockey in Canada.  There is no other amateur tournament in the world that invokes such passion in a country.  I think it’s fantastic because it is a harmless and benign event that unites millions of people in the second largest and most ethincally diverse country in the world.  Anything that can do that must be special.

Short post because of the podcast. You can listen to it over there –>