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"Greasy Jungle" (live) by The Tragically Hip

4:24 for 4/24 and Tragically Hip Thursday

I drove down your road
to Hazeldean where I tasted
your funeral home’s sandwiches and coffee
I saw your hands melt into one another
I saw you grieve and grow
care alot about one another

The Hip’s story of life in a modern city, a greasy jungle, a metropolis noir.

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"Hey Valerie" by Ron Hawkins

4:24 for 4/24

hey Valerie
you’ve forgotten my number
or so it seems to me
blackouts and apathy…
hey Valerie
you’re so “fuckin’ groovy”
all angst and attitude
like a Mike Leigh movie

I would not want to be the ex of such a talented songwriter with such an acerbic wit.

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"The Part You Throw Away" by Tom Waits

4:24 for 4/24

Well all of your letters
Burned up in the fire
Time is just memory
Mixed in with Desire
That’s not the road it is
Only the map…I say
Gone just like matches
From a closed down cabaret
In a Portuguese Saloon
A fly is a circling around
The room
You’ll soon forget the
Tune that you play
For that is the part
You throw away
Ah, that is the part
You throw away 

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I hate Jeremy Roenick for remotely resembling Brett Hull.

Me, every time I watch hockey
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Originally Posted By shelterfromthenorm
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Originally Posted By shelterfromthenorm

Stanley Cup Playoffs

shelterfromthenorm:

Every year, I go through the same struggle - who to root for in the playoffs. But sometimes, it’s not about who I’m rooting for, but who I’m rooting against. Here’s a list that sort of sorts things out. My first step is to root for the Sabres. 

  • Root against Dallas (Brett Hull’s foot was in the fucking crease!)
  • Root against Detroit, Colorado, Boston, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. I just hate them.
  • Root against teams in cities that don’t get snow. Seriously, why do these cities have teams. 
  • Root for Canadian teams (it only seems natural).
  • Root for original six teams. 
  • Root for a small market team. 
  • I usually don’t need to go any further than this.

With this format, I end up rooting for Chicago and Vancouver a lot. I would root for Toronto, but they haven’t had a relevant sports franchise since Joe Carter went deep against the Phillies. 

And Pittsburgh? Hate them too. They’re a bunch of whiny pretty boys in their current configuration. Although, admittedly, I really like Mario Lemieux.

Also, you’d think I’d like Columbus, but they’re in the middle of the Ohio State mess, so screw them. 

Now that you understand my completely rational and well-supported reasons for rooting for who I root for, you probably want to know who I’m picking in the Finals?

Chicago vs. Boston. I hate the Bruins, but they’re really good. I just hope they lose in typical Boston fashion. Who can be the Bruins version of Bill Buckner or Mike Torrez? For Chicago, who can be the Mookie Wilson or Bucky “fucking” Dent?

Now leave me alone. I’m watching hockey.

Reblogging myself because I can. 

And reblogging my old hockey playoff post.

Alternate/Updated titles: The more things change, the more they stay the same -OR- How I always end up rooting for the Canucks and Blackhawks (if the Sabres aren’t an option). 

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Originally Posted By johnstjohn-deactivated20110227

shelterfromthenorm:

GPOY

GPOYW

shelterfromthenorm:

GPOY

GPOYW

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I told you I’d win.

Me, to the empty bottle of wine next to me
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"Trying to Get Through" by Hothouse Flowers

4:23 by 4/23

We have words but sometimes words say too much
But they don’t say enough
The boy meets the girl, sometimes they sail smoothly
And sometimes it’s rough

I remember like a little child
Kicking against a stone wall that I built myself
I won’t give in now, won’t feel guilty
I’ll just rise up, I’ll have to be myself

A song which also seems to give me strength and the clarity to realize that sometimes the stone walls I’m kicking were built by me. 

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"Baby Ran" by 54-40

4:23 by 4/23

Well I won’t come back
And I won’t say no
But that means the circle around us
Will cut a little lower like you said
One play near
You seem so surprised
Least inside you get that
Pretty little nightmare it comes alive

I seem to be posting a lot from this stellar Canadian band lately. Maybe you should check them out…

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