Category Archives: Hockey Songs

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Episode 27 – The Hockey Song

In our latest foray into the wonderful world of hockey-themed tuneage, Jason and Jamie dissect the famousest (yes) hockey ditty of all: The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors. Want a new drinking game? Take a sip whenever Jamie says “Golden Mean of Songwriting” during this episode of Pucked in the Head.

  • Intro
  • Who the hell is Stompin’ Tom?
  • The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors
  • Jamie sings Stompin’ Tom.
  • Jason holds his head in his hands.
  • Comments from the Peanut Gallery.
  • Time for a Change by the Orchid Highway
  • Oh crap, there’s more.

Note: Jason in fact does know that Jellyfish is a band from San Francisco, California, not a British power pop trio. He also knows Etobicoke is a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, and not a remote northern mining town. It’s called sarcasm, people.

James Macdonald
Right Wing (Guitar, Stage Left)
182 cm
75 kilos
Shoots left
Not afraid to go hard in the corners

Guitarist for Vancouver-based rock band The Orchid Highway, ‘Jamie’ is a grizzled veteran of many tours across Canada, the US, and the UK. (They took their sticks on tour for the shinny games!) A fan of the game, he began cheering for Swedes back in the WHA Winnipeg Jets days, and was overjoyed when Vancouver drafted the Sedins 2nd and 3rd overall. An opinionated bastard, Jamie always has something to say.

 

 

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Episode 26 – I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers

As regular listeners of this podcast will be well aware, we at Pucked in the Head believe that life isn’t solely about hockey. It’s also, occasionally, about hockey music. Here is the third chapter in our look at excellent hockey-related music. Today we ponder, peruse and play… (I Feel Like) Gerry Cheevers by Chixdiggit.

  • Intro
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by The Orchid Highway
  • Gerry Cheevers – the man of a thousand stitches
  • Chixdiggit
  • I Feel Like Gerry Cheevers by Chixdiggit
  • A little critical review action
  • Wrap up
  • Time for a Change by The Orchid Highway

James Macdonald
Right Wing (Guitar, Stage Left)
182 cm
75 kilos
Shoots left
Not afraid to go hard in the corners

Guitarist for Vancouver-based rock band The Orchid Highway, ‘Jamie’ is a grizzled veteran of many tours across Canada, the US, and the UK. (They took their sticks on tour for the shinny games!) A fan of the game, he began cheering for Swedes back in the WHA Winnipeg Jets days, and was overjoyed when Vancouver drafted the Sedins 2nd and 3rd overall. An opinionated bastard, Jamie always has something to say.

 

 

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Episode 21 – The Ballad of Wendel Clark

At Pucked in the Head, we believe there’s more to life than just hockey. There’s also hockey music. We’re here to talk about a little Canadian band called Rheostatics.

  • Intro
  • Rheostatics
  • Dave Bidini – Tropic of Hockey
  • who are the Rheostatics anyway?
  • The Ballad of Wendell Clark
  • That’s a wrap
  • Time For a Change by The Orchid Highway

James Macdonald
Right Wing (Guitar, Stage Left)
182 cm
75 kilos
Shoots left
Not afraid to go hard in the corners

Guitarist for Vancouver-based rock band The Orchid Highway, ‘Jamie’ is a grizzled veteran of many tours across Canada, the US, and the UK. (They took their sticks on tour for the shinny games!) A fan of the game, he began cheering for Swedes back in the WHA Winnipeg Jets days, and was overjoyed when Vancouver drafted the Sedins 2nd and 3rd overall. An opinionated bastard, Jamie always has something to say.

 

 

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Episode 18 – Fifty-mission Cap

In the first of Pucked in the Head’s Hockey Songs series, we look in depth at the Tragically Hip’s Fifty-mission Cap. Thanks to our musical guest, Jamie Macdonald, guitarist and vocalist from the Orchid Highway.

  • Intro
  • Welcome to Jamie Macdonald
  • Sofa Surfer Girl by the Orchid Highway
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Early Hip – New Orleans is Sinking
  • Fifty-mission Cap
  • Hockey History 101 – Bill Barilko
  • A little musical analysis
  • That’s a wrap
  • Fifty-mission Cap redux
  • Thanks for listening

James Macdonald
Right Wing (Guitar, Stage Left)
182 cm
75 kilos
Shoots left
Not afraid to go hard in the corners

Guitarist for Vancouver-based rock band The Orchid Highway, ‘Jamie’ is a grizzled veteran of many tours across Canada, the US, and the UK. (They took their sticks on tour for the shinny games!) A fan of the game, he began cheering for Swedes back in the WHA Winnipeg Jets days, and was overjoyed when Vancouver drafted the Sedins 2nd and 3rd overall. An opinionated bastard, Jamie always has something to say.

 

 

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