Monday, February 8, 2010

News, Weather, and Sports: Neil Peart & the Canadian Hockey Theme

For those of you who aren't aware, Neil Peart (drummer of Rush) is now the face of the new Canadian Hockey Theme. You can probably catch him at the beginning of hockey broadcasts on channels like ESPN or others.

Actually, I'm only guessing that...I really don't know when it's on, as I personally haven't seen it on a live broadcast yet.  You can get a flavor for it at the end of this post.

Meanwhile, Neil has written about his connection to hockey and how he got involved with this latest project, which can be read at his website.

Here's the you tube video of Neil drumming in the hockey theme song.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dive into Britain's underground with the 'Mixtaped' DVD by No-Man

The following is a preview to No-Man, the Steven Wilson /Steven Bowness collaboration.  Last fall they released Mixtaped, their first live video DVD, available on Amazon as a 2-disc set (includes an 84 minute documentary about the band).  If you want some insight into the progressive pop underground of Britain over the last 20 years, this band is an excellent example and Mixtaped is the prime place to start with No-Man.

No-Man - Mixtaped 2DVD trailer from Kscope on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Two weeks left to vote in the "Insanity Poll!"

We've got several votes so far...but with less than two weeks left, we need several more!  If you haven't voted already, please do so in the margin to the right and let us know what you think.