Dave Hill is one of our fave comedians and musicians. He loves hockey, love, metal and pop. He also enjoys minor league jerseys from all over this decent country. Lastly, like us, he wants to be and deserves to be gifted Canadien citizenship.http://davehillincident.libsyn.com/episode-154-dave-scheider-of-the-zambonis
You know the photo, right?
It’s the greatest sports image of all time. Bobby Orr flying through the air, his wood Victoriaville raised, mouth open in a triumphant scream. Boston Gaaaden crowd going bonkers in the background, knowing the Stanley Cup belonged to them now.
Of course you know the photo. Everyone does. It’s a frigging statue outside the TD Garden.
In 1970, everyone I knew loved the big, bad Boston Bruins. Espo, Chief and especially Orr. I suppose I did to. But something else in that photo called to me. It was those other guys. A music note on their white sweaters. The goalie falling back into the net. The player tripping Orr high into the air. Who the heck were they?
They were St. Louis Blues. Goalie Glenn Hall and defenseman Noel Picard. Hall was a veteran wrapping up a Hall of Fame career. Picard was a journeyman, forgotten by most.
A few years later, I was picked for a team in a youth hockey league. I was on the Blues. I shifted my gaze from the lunchpail brutish Bruins to those Blues and saw guys like Garry Unger, a blond flashy 70’s playa who dated Playboy models.
Oh Lord, I have suffered since.
Forty-nine years of futility. Unger, Brian Sutter, Bernie Federko, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger. It’s a long line of great players who came and went without ever winning the Cup.
But last night, a crazy thing happened. My Blues, a hockey footnote if there ever was one, won the Western Conference finals and are going to the Stanley Cup. To play the Bruins.
They say history repeats? Is sure as *&#$ does.
My friend Dave Zamboni knows how I feel about the Blues. He’s the one guy who gets it. He knows hockey breaks your heart a million times before it finally takes you into its arms and lets you in. Or doesn’t.
Hey Dave, remember Harold Snepsts? Steve Durbano? Barclay Plager? Or how about this Tarasenko kid?
You know, the other guys.
Maybe it’s their turn to fly through the air.
Really excited to announce that PUCKLAND, a docu-series airing in late March on NBC Sports will be using five Zambonis tunes throughout the series. Puckland is about the journey of minor league players trying to get to the NHL and also about the challenges to get professional hockey back in Portland, ME. Check your local listings.
The third time the fine folks at NHL on NBC have reached out to us to write an original piece for them. This time they needed a song with good energy for the New YEar and a rockin chorus. We gave them “New Years Goals”
We are very excited to join our dear oldish pals Guster at the beautiful College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on January 12th 2018. Also on the bill is the sweet and amazing Mates Of State. We like to call them Mates Of Skate. Tickets are selling fast so grab them quick. Ps GET THERE EARLY or you will miss us and The Mates. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
What a thrill to be featured in one of our fave blogs Uni-Watch. If you are familiar, then you know why we are so pumped, if you are not familiar, please enter the world of ESPN writer and Sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter. (also he is a foodie) CLICK HERE
For the past 4 years we have been happily getting the fine Paul Lukas attending our shows when we play in NYC. Who is Paul Lukas some may ask?
Just sports journalism’s foremost uniform reporter, ESPN.com columnist since 2004 and the man behind one of our favorite blog sites in the world titled Uni-Watch.com Like us, Paul likes the details of things, some can say we are both a bit obsessive but we know we are simply “extremely focused”. NOW THE TEASER: We have something special planned that should happen around November-ish involving we Zambonis and Paul/Uni-Watch. CANNOT WAIT! STAY TUNED
Photo of Paul Lukas and Zamboni Dave at Hank’s Saloon in Brooklyn, NY July 27, 2017
Photo: Heather Josepowitz
When an all hockey band is asked to write a song about #Curling by a Baseball themed band and, be the debut single on a new record label, OF COURSE WE SAY YES! We have never ever asked for money with any sort of pledge based thingy but this is very low pressure, no huge $$ goal (absolutely no pun intended) As always, if you love music, vinyl, a fine designed cover on a 7 inch, you will like this quite a bit, IF YOU LIKE CURLING, GOOD LOED IS THIS FOR YOU. PLEASE reserve your copy here and if you will, share this incredibly focused/crazy idea. THE ZAMBONIS and VISTA BLUE split vinyl single 7 inch…ALL SONGS ABOUT CURLING. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/357882646/radiant-radish-records-zambonis-vista-blue-split-7