Saturday, October 18, 2008

Free The Snowbirds!



If you're not reading the work of Mr. Beer 'N Hockey occasionally you're missing out.

On great stuff like this:

Us young Hockeys never could skate as fast as the other kids but I think we had more fun at the rink than anybody. When you are skating you are Free and there is nothing more fun than Freedom. Even the tyrannically coached '72 Russian national team were free when they were skating.....

And this:

...Dad loved to skate. He would be first on the ice and usually had to be ushered off the rink by one of the teenage rink pigs who were always there to make sure everybody was skating in the right direction and being polite. He still wore the skates he wore when he played the wing with his army team. CCMs.....

{snippety doodle dandy}

...A few steps above the ice another teenager manned the turntable which provided the music we skated to. He played traditional boring skating music, the sort of crap figure skaters used to skate to; loads of Christmas music in December; Anne Murray's "Snowbird"; and as many top 40 hits the teenage disc jockey could get away with. When I was a teenager myself I used to walk up the stairs to the disc jockey's room and ask him (it was always a him) to play "Snowbird" and "Freebird" back to back....

Beer and Hockey.

They're not just for Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting John Ferguson.



Lynyrd Skynyrd is one thing, but you have to understand that Mr. Beer also, apparently, has a real thing for our Miss Anne.


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