San Jose Sharks Gameday: Battle of the Bands

You once were a ve-gone, but now you will begone. - Scott Pilgrim

1, 2, 3, 4!

Another day, another entry into the Battle of California saga. Tonight the Sharks play the Ducks for the second time this season. The Sharks won the first one in overtime, though the Ducks had the better of the play for most of the game.

Last time our two teams met, Jer and I wrote gameday posts about Mortal Kombat. Nobody really cared about how awesome those posts were, so as punishment to all you readers today you're going to be subjected to bands we like. Next time, show a little appreciation!

Jer and I will both present three songs from three of our favorite bands/artists. At the end of either post you will have an opportunity to vote for which writer's bands were more entertaining. After you've rocked out to my superior music, you can go look at his stupid weak-ass shit here. Remember - you can only vote once (we think)!

If I had unlimited money and the laws of time and space and logic were no longer obstacles, this is the concert I would put together. Prepare to get your face rocked the fuck off.

Opening Act




Saul Williams - List of Demands.



Hockey? Oh, right. Hockey is pretty cool I guess. I mean, it's no Gogol Bordello, but it's alright.

The Sharks were lucky to win the first game against the Ducks. I expect them to play better this evening. Maybe San Jose will be fortunate again and Anaheim Calling will have run that asshole Corey Perry completely out of town by the time the puck drops.

Since the Sharks only play the Ducks four times this season, a win tonight would guarantee at least a 50% win rate against Anaheim this time around - which would be significantly better than last year's 1 win and 5 losses.

Today's book is Rogue Male, by Geoffrey Household. It was first published in 1939, and helped to invent the "hunted man" genre. The author called the book the "bastard offspring of Stevenson and Conrad," and according to the New York Review of Books "the book is no less remarkable as an exploration of the lure of violence, the psychology of survivalism, and the call of the wild." So, obviously, that's cool.

The only real connection between Rogue Male and today's post is that Rogue Male would make a good band name.

Prediction: The Ducks get smoked and totally lose, just like Jer will. Sharks win 4-1.

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