The Oil has got a lot of fans (including yours truly) feeling pretty emotional these days, what with the trading and the losing and the injuries and the shady excuses and the losing and the rookies...
Like any good child of the 80's, I firmly believe that mix tapes are pretty much the solution for everything. To help my Oil lovin' pals get through this super-sad time, here's an especially emo mix to cry along to.
He Hit Me (it felt like a kiss) - The Crystals This song really speaks to Oil fans' loyalty. The EIG keeps feeding us garbage, but we always take it with a smile and come back for more. Suckers? Maybe.
Selfless, Cold, and Composed - Ben Folds Five A solid description of the steely, unemotional responses from K.Lo and the EIG regarding media inquiries on Smyth's trade, the budget, and the Oilers' future.
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure This one's for our male readers. Let it out, guys!
Miss Misery - Elliot Smith A boycotting fan's love song to the EIG: "Two tickets torn in half / And a lot of nothing to do / Do you miss me, miss misery / Like you say you do?"
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Waaaaaaahhhhhhh! *sob*
Girlfriend in a Coma - The Smiths This damn team is in a coma. Like Morissey, a lot of fans have shown indifference toward the Oiler's failures ("There were times when I could have murdered her...no I don't want to see her"). But secretly, they still love the Oil ("I would hate anything to happen to her...would you please let me see her").
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? - Culture Club Do you, K.Lo?
Blue Monday - New Order This one's all about the EIG's attempts at groupthink and their dependence on Oil fans' undying devotion: “I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me just how to feel today”
When the Children Cry - White Lion Aside from being hilarious, this song is for the Oiler rookies. Don't cry, young 'uns. You're finally playing in the NHL! Sort of!
Winds of Change - Scorpions I mostly just like the whistling in this song, but it also represents a ray of hope: "The future's in the air / I can feel it everywhere." I mean, there's really no place to go but up, right? ... Right?