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Destination: Swaggerville

Swagger:

Verb (usually disapproving) to walk in an extremely proud and confident way

Ville:

Noun and adjective combining form (slang) a place, condition, or quality with a character as specified

Swaggerville:

Noun and adjective combining form (Slang) a Winnipeg state of mind, referring to the crushing defensive squad of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; a statement of fact, an attitude, way of life. Population: 29,533 fanatics.

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Cocked, locked and ready to rock: The Winnipeg Jets logo takes flight.

Yes, yes I am a day late with this and I do apologize to everyone who swarmed my page last night looking for the latest on The Winnipeg Jets logo saga.  The wait is over my friends and the Jets are indeed  ready to fly high and proud with a new corporate identity.

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Out at the Ballpark – The Tragically Hip hit a home run!

As I have described in earlier posts such as Gord Downie: Canadian Musical Psychopath, The Tragically Hip’s front man is a bit of a maniac on stage.  Being up close and personal with him at the Country of Miracles show last year gave me an appreciation for his lunacy in an intimate setting.  I had yet to witness the full blown frenetic schism that he becomes when teamed up with massive electric guitar power and the chest thumping bass drum that collectively form The Tragically Hip.

Gord aping about as The Hip take the stage

For those of you, who have not seen The Hip live, trust me this is not one of those overproduced, lip synced cookie cutter perfect types of shows.  Everything, I repeat everything is live. From Gord going wildly off topic in the middle of a song, ranting and raging about anything from sports, politics or inventing a new story on the spot.  Thursday’s performance was no different in those regards.

Gord Downie in full flight with Paul Langlois (guitar) and Johnny Fay on drums.

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Go Canucks Go!

Well here it is about 24 hours before game 6 in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. I am sitting on pins and needles for two reasons tonight.

Firstly my team since the early 1990’s, the Vancouver Canucks,  is one game away from winning the whole shebang and secondly Winnipeg is getting its team back.

I must admit in all honesty that I was never a huge hockey fan growing up, yes I used to sit on my Dad’s knee and steal sips of beer while we watched hockey.  But I was more interested in Peter Puck than the actual games back then.

Yes as every good Canadian boy does I laced up my skates in the back yard, but I was never much of a player.  My ankles always bothered me as they still do, and I spent more time on my ass as I did upright.

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