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Archive for September, 2010
In our first episode, we discuss a lot of Central Division hockey. Our guest co-host is Rick Gethin from thehockeywriters.com and he joins us to talk Blue Jackets hockey.
Other topics include a rumored marketing strategy going on with one of the NHL franchises, the Columbus punk scene and we review Comeback Kid’s newest effort, “Symptoms + Cures”
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A podcast dedicated to the connection between punk and hockey? The idea might seem familiar, because we here at HockeyPunx have been thinking about it since last year. But some kids that have a lot more drive, a better plan, and the time on their hands to get it done have gone out and done just that.
Enter UP THE PUCKS.
Peter (who we’ve spoke of before) and his buddy Brandon have recorded and released the first episode of Up The Pucks, a podcast that reflects the goal of HockeyPunx.com – sharing, discussing, and celebrating the connection between punk rock and hockey. It clocks in at just under two hours, and their first episode is dedicated to the Central Division, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Columbus punk scene (and a whole lot more!). They also review Comeback Kid’s Symptoms + Cures.
In an article written back in April entitled “The L.A. Hockey Counterculture“ (that I somehow am just now coming across), the Wall Street Journal finds that the “oft-forgotten” Los Angeles Kings have a “an underground, pasty-skinned, punk-rock following.” While the direct mention of punk rock is fleeting and lost in the article’s introduction, it is at the very least interesting to see that even the WSJ is starting to pick up on what we’ve been saying all along: Hockey is the sport of the subversive.
The WSJ claims in their article that often times the hockey follower uses his or her fandom in order to make ”a deliberate statement about valuing loyalty, individuality and hard work over money, fame and status.” It appears that the Journal relegates this underground following as unique to the Kings, but we know better.
So have a quick read through the article and see how the WSJ views Kings culture as the LA underground’s reaction to Lakers culture… that is of course if you can stomach the Kingscentric tone and insinuation that the team is somehow no longer an NHL joke