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The Crazy Canucks #3: The Jekyll and Hyde Canucks

October 18th, 2006 @ 10:38pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Number three already! John and I have been so busy lately, especially with the concert last night that left us very sleep deprived. Despite missing the last part of yesterday’s game, which was apparently a snoozer anyway, we got the gang together for this week’s episode of The Crazy Canucks podcast.

Everybody’s here for this episode as we are now five games into the 2006 season. We go through our first impressions of how the lines have been put together, who’s standing out, and who needs to step up. We can’t fail to mention something about the goal and the guy who stands in front of it to block pucks… or something like that.

There’s a lot talk about now that we’re seeing how this team is performing on the ice. A lot is happening on the bench, and based on some listener feedback, we dig a little deeper into the man calling the shots behind the bench.

Record as of this podcast:
3-3-1 (3rd in the Northwest)

Looking ahead to the next few games to round out the week, we give some of our insights as to what we can expect from St. Louis and Nashville match ups.

Got something to say? Leave a comment or email us, feedback [at] thecrazycanucks.com

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Aberdeen City Interview

October 18th, 2006 @ 9:54am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our interview audio is now available on RadioZoom

We get into a variety of topics, including life on the road, their brief time in Vancouver, what it’s like to tour with Electric six, and so on. The whole atmosphere is very laid back and unscripted. You get to hear the whole interview from beginning to end, with only minor editing to make all the segments flow together. Call it what you want, but this is podcasting. There are no rules. (FYI: some explicit language is used in this episode)

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Aberdeen City & The Electric Six – Richards on Richards, Vancouver – Oct. 17, 2006

I knew it wasn’t going to be a regular night at the theatre from the minute we arrived 20 minutes early. We waited for the club to open, called the band’s manager and confirmed some details – being informed that the first act, The Blue Van, were denied entry into Canada so Aberdeen City’s set was bumped up. A guy in line behind us, here from Newfoundland, overheard our conversation and asked about the podcast, John promptly gave him a business card.

When the doors opened I realized that I had forgotten my license. Genius move. Once inside we were hassled a little about the recording equipment, found our names on the list and walked over to the merch table to talk to the band’s manager. Brad Parker, the band’s lead vocalist and bassist was sitting close by so we chit chatted a little then moved someplace quieter to talk, although for the sake of the podcast, we really didn’t mind all the ambient noise the club had to offer at that point.

brawl with the oil kings

October 16th, 2006 @ 11:02pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I did a wishy washy pre-game post on Metblogs earlier today – not knowing what would happen tonight, just hoping something would. And it did.

The game ending in a bit of a scrum, with Burrows in the thick of it with Willie to the rescue, it was evident tonight that we do have talented offense and defense when we use it effectively.

98 Degrees of BieksaVigneault (or Viggy as John likes to call him) put Kesler on the 2nd line with Morrison (BMo) and it seemed to work out pretty well. As Larscheid said, yeah I’m actually quoting Larscheid and not rolling on the ground laughing, Kesler’s “hands are catching up to his feet”. Well, we can hope so since it would be nice to get our money’s worth with this lad.

A name you heard a lot of this game was Bieksa, who was working uber hard earning his 4th point in two games. In the locker room interview after the game (btw, nice towel shots of the players eh?) I finally got a good look at him, does he NOT look like an rougher/angrier Nick Lachey? Ha!

Speaking of “pretty boys” Taytay Pyatt got his 100th NHL goal tonight and 2nd this season. Um… does he wear mascara cause it looks like he just got his eyelashes tinted like me. It’s nice to see he can score on the ice too.

Our D was on fire. Salo, back from his time off due to a groin injury, stepped up to the plate. Is there any sweeter sound that “Salo one times it!” because ya know, the puck is usually headed into the net. Although his goal tonight came with patience, bringing the puck from one side of the zone to another, behind the net and sneaking it past Rollie to put us up 2-1. Salo also drew penalties. When he got bowled over by Smyth in front of Luongo he “fell like a Sedin” our friend said and opened the game up putting us on the power play.

Ohlund was a force as well, very steady leading our D-men with an average of 5 scoring chances each. The Sedins played hard and the line had some GREAT puck handling.

We’re heading into Edmonton tomorrow night (6pm PT). With tonight’s game getting a little rough towards the end proving that the Edmonton match ups this year will certainly keep your heart racing.

With that said, I’ll save the rest of my comments for this week’s Crazy Canucks Podcast. I swear I’ll try to talk more, I’m usually just in awe of the great commentary by my co-hosts and fellow roundtablers. Look for the next episode soon.

RadioZoom Episode #115 – Miss 604 Takes Over the Six Song

October 15th, 2006 @ 7:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every month John releases a Six Song Donut Spectacular on RadioZoom which features six hand picked tracks for your listening pleasure on an all-music episode.

I took over for Episode #115 and John was a very gracious co-host, podcast mentor and trainer.

The focus was on the Boston-based band Aberdeen City since I’ve been invited to interview them [miss604] before their show here in Vancouver on Tuesday October 17th. I then selected pod safe artists (from music.podshow.com) who all hail from Boston, MA to keep with somewhat of a theme.

Visit www.RadioZoom.net for the audio, show notes and band links.

I hope you enjoy and PLEASE leave us some feedback; comments, concerns, rants, raves.

my twin and I

October 15th, 2006 @ 9:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m not a big fan of going out on the town. For starters, John and I don’t have a lot of money to toss around on partying it up very often and when we do have cash to spare, we usually just end up someplace having a couple beers and watching the game.

jenny's new shirt - no one cares about your blogI was told about 2 weeks ago that tonight was to be a girl’s night. I was slightly hesitant but figured, it’s about damn time I got oot’n’aboot. So my sister met me at our house, I made her a quick drink I kissed John goodbye and off we went.

I am not a dancer, but hey – since it was to be girl’s night I let Jenny take the reins and after a couple drinks I was feeling silly enough to bust a move or five. Thing was, it was still just my sister and I half way into the night – the others hadn’t arrived yet. At almost midnight they sent a text saying they were just about downtown and wanted to go somewhere quiet to talk and perhaps eat. Um okay, so I guess the girl’s night I came out for wasn’t gonna happen. My sister was pretty upset by this since she came all the way downtown for the ‘ocassion’. She and I decided to stay where we were and make the best of the night, just the two of us.

here goes nothing

October 12th, 2006 @ 11:58pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve gone and done it. Switched my provider. Switched from Blogger to WordPress.

John and I are about to pull each other’s hair out. We’re both control freaks, both the youngest in the family and completely impatient. You do the math. Throughout the entire process though, John’s been really super great and helpful, making sure that things happen, that they go smoothly and that I don’t have a heart attack.

I’ll be adding the links back to my blogroll and podcast roll tomorrow so don’t worry. We need to make it flow a little better, make it a little prettier and work out a few kinks. There’s something that still isn’t sitting quite right but hey, this is the first step.

All previous Blogger posts will stay ugly and non-Wordpressy pretty for now (hence the uneven fonts and BIG pics).

There was someone who said I really need to move off of Blogger – John just looked at me tonight and said “we need him to look at this” so he can pin point what exactly it is that we’re missing (on top of the 100 obvious things we already know about).

Please let us know what you think and if you’re a super crafty person that wants to help us out and get oodles of credit, just let me know.

PS – Laura’s work rocks. I’m now an official guinea pig err model for all their fun things like today’s eyelash tinting for example – awesome. Doesn’t she look cute with a lil lipstick on?

Going Down

October 12th, 2006 @ 10:23am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Miss604.com will be going down for the better part of the day, but I assure you that it’ll be back up and running soon (and better than ever). Please check back again at a later time :)

The Crazy Canucks – Episode 2

October 10th, 2006 @ 11:12pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Episode two follows game 4 of the Canucks season. The Crazy Canucks, (Alanah, John, JJ and I) get together for another podcast full of incite into the world of the Canucks and a little inuendo to get us giggling. We’re missing Dave O on this one but he’ll be back soon enough.

Recording took place just after the 2-1 (SO) loss to the Minnesota Wild earlier tonight, so we talked about the game a little since it was fresh on our minds. Additionally, we also cover the issue of being known more as the “Vancouver Luongos”, who else is impressing us this early in the season, and the changes we’ve seen on the bench, namely Vigneault [TheCrazyCanucks.com]

Click to listen to the mp3 and visit TheCrazyCanucks.com for more info and to leave us a comment.

EDIT: I just remembered this… anyone watching the TSN coverage – did you notice the 2-3 minute long Canadian Armed Forces commercial that aired? That is all :-|