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Each week Only A Game's Senior Producer Gary Waleik thinks long and hard about the week's musical selections. What did you think, either long and hard or otherwise?
True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes by The Red Hot Chili Peppers (from The Definitive Remasters, Capitol Records, 2003)
Gary's Take: So, if the Phoenix Coyotes remain “Coyotes” after a bankruptcy judge decides the team’s fate, does that mean that Gary Bettman and his NHL henchmen are “true men”, and that Jim Balsillie, who wished to bring the team to Hamilton, Ontario and likely would have changed the team nickname, is an “untrue man”? What would we do without the light of wisdom that positively radiates from The Red Hot Chili Peppers? Cue laugh track…
Surfin’ Hearse by The Quads (from Surf and Drag, Vol. 2, Sundazed Records, 1993)
Gary's Take: I didn’t know they made “woody” hearses in the ‘60’s…
Rocky by Maynard Ferguson (from Cinema Century, Silva Screen Records, 1996)
Gary's Take: “Slaphot” doesn’t really have a theme, does it? Otherwise I would have used it, since SLAPSHOT IS THE GREATEST SPORTS MOVIE EVER MADE. “Rocky” me no “Rocky”s…
Farmer’s Daughter by The Beach Boys (from Surfin’ USA, Capitol Records, 1963)
Gary's Take: Nor did I know that Brian Wilson had ever made it to Turlock, California.
Song of Australia by Peter Dawson (from Waltzing Matilda: Songs from Australia, Sounds of the World, 1998)
Gary's Take: This one goes out to my favorite Aussie, Mags, even though she gestured rudely at me this morning. It’s ok though, because that sort of behavior is expected from the great-great-great-great granddaughter of a man convicted of wallaby trafficking.�
Hoop Dreams by Tone (aka Deacon) (from Hoop Dreams Soundtrack, MCA/GRP Records, 1994)
Gary's Take: That’s Only A Game’s Doug Tribou kickin’ a mean bass line in the song. So let’s see: studio bassist, NBA shoo-in, and radio producer/reporter. What can’t this man do?
This program aired on October 9, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.
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