Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 137

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight with a very special guest as the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is over and the second round begins. We never really got into our thoughts on the Jets losing four-straight games to exit the playoffs at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks, but we did hear a number of excellent hockey parody songs last week on the show. You should download that podcast and listen to it. In any case, we chose a winner of the parodies we went through, and we talked about bringing the winner on. Well, tonight's show is all about the young lady who we chose as having the best hockey parody song!

The young lady seen to the left is Miss Tally Deushane, and she's the singer behind the awesomely-written "Mumps Face" song based on Taylor Swift's "Blank Space". The video is linked at the bottom, but she's quite the accomplished YouTube songwriter! We're going to speak to her about growing up in Georgia, how she found the sport of hockey, why she loves it so much, the heartbreak of losing the Thrashers, and much, much more. She's also been featured in a major publication, been linked into to Hollywood, ran her own hockey podcast, and found out that Winnipeggers on Twitter and across the world need a wake-up call. I'll speak more to this in a second, but we're proud, honoured, and privileged to have Miss Deushane on the show tonight and hope to able to call her a friend in the future!

Miss Deushane has informed me that she does have a bit of a problem with Winnipeg in general, and it stems less from us buying and moving the Thrashers and more from people giving her a hard time about being a hockey fan in Georgia. Yes, the wound never heals when one loses a team one loves dearly, and I think Winnipeggers can attest to that fact after having seen the Jets move to Phoenix. So the question we need to ask our listening audience in Winnipeg is why would you pour salt on the wound of a hockey fan who lost her team?

Miss Deushane has been harassed via social media and through the media in Canada over her lamenting the loss of the Thrashers which is entirely unfair. We're going to get into some of that tonight with her because she deserves none of that. If you partook in this harassment of Miss Deushane, you're despicable. While we can only speak for ourselves on the air tonight, Miss Deushane will get an apology from us on behalf of the meatheads that decided it was cool to harass her. It's not. Nor will it ever be. Got it? Good.

Here's the winning parody song that we chose last week. Miss Deushane does a fantastic job on the ukulele, and her parody is top-quality in terms of staying true to the song and to the situation about which she sings. Check out "Mumps Face" by Tally Deushane!

The phones will be closed tonight with Miss Deushane as our phone guest. We're always live on 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime you like by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show. It's an all-music show tonight as we look at hockey parodies on The Hockey Show!

Also, if you're on Twitter, you're going to wanna check out the Periscope video we're tossing up before the show starts. You'll get a birds-eye view of the insanity that goes on before the show as we get ready. The best part? You'll be able to ask me questions pertaining to anything happening at that moment or on the show tonight. Periscope doesn't work so well for phone call guests, but we may do this with in-studio guests if they're cool with it. We want to give it a shot tonight, so if you're on Twitter do us a solid and tune in and say hi!

PODCAST: APRIL 30, 2015: Episode 137

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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