Oilers Mix Tape #2

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?


Anonymous said…
Winds of Change was my grad theme, sigh.
joninabox said…


Where the hell did you get that emo picture?

Anyways, solid choices all round. Nice mix of kitsch, classics, and street cred. Or something.
Black Dog said…
Winds of Change - is that the song where he wanders down to Donkey Park?

Or something.
Alana said…
That's the one, Pat! It's a jukebox classic!
Anonymous said…
Isn't that emo picture from some godforsaken Seventeen magazine or something? I believe my sister made it into a humourous t-shirt transfer many moons ago.
I'd be inclined to include "Unlovable" by the Smiths on this list too. Depressing.
Julian said…
Wow, you really are a child of the 80's eh? The Smiths, The Cure, Joy Division, New Order...

I suppose emo went to shit after that though, so it's understandable.
mike w said…
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

Now I feel like hanging myself with Stroszek playing on the TV.
andy grabia said…
You aren't suggesting that all these songs are truly emo, are you? Or do you mean it in a larger sense?

You also forgot "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas, the ultimate Smytty-is-Gone song.

Might I also recommend this book to lovers of the mix tape.
Alana said…
No, these songs aren't strictly "emo," but they're all pretty emotional. That book looks cute -- I'll have to check it out.
Katie O'D said…
"Otherside"- RHCP. I've been getting it stuck in my head whenever I think of the Oilers. Besides the chorus (how long WILL we slide?) there's this:
"I heard your voice through a photograph
I thought it up it brought up the past
Once you know you can never go back
I've got to take it on the otherside"
Smytty? The Oilers past? Either way, the song is definitely depressed enough.
Anonymous said…
Hey fellow bloggers,

Number 1 in this week's Box Office is a sports comedy directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon.
"Blade of Glory" was released last week, on March 30. All the flash lights are on Chazz Michael Michaels, who is the star of the ice skating arena. His only competitor seems to be the former wonder kid, Jimmy MacElroy.

The two "sports heroes" meet each other face to face at the World Championships and their rivalry erupts into a big fight. Three years latter we find Michael skating, dressed as a clown or an evil wizard and drunk almost all the time and MacElroy working into a shoe store. In the end the two rivals join their forces and talent and they compete as the first skating pair in history of sports composed by two men.

Also released on March 30, "Meet the Robinsons" is a 3D animation fantasy directed by Stephen J. Anderson. The animation also known as "A Day with Wilbur Robinson" is a relaxing movie based on a science fiction story. A twelve-year-old, Lewis, meets Wilbur Robinson, a boy from the future, who takes him forward in the future by means of a time machine.

Traveling into the future, Lewis finds out the big secret of the Robinson family. Lewis is not an ordinary kid, instead of playing like most children of his age, he prefers reading and studying, having already a large number of inventions. His latest research was focused on creating a Memory Scanner device in order to recover his mother's thoughts when she gave him for adoption. Unfortunately, Bowler Hat Guy and his evil hat, Doris, are stealing Lewis' invention. Lewis discovers a new mysterious world with floating cities and manages to save the future and to help his future family.

The movie "300" lies on the 3rd place in this week's Box Office. Released on March 9, and directed by Zack Snyder with a $129,165,656 budget, the historical drama had a great impact on the audience. The filming location was Montreal, Canada and the movie is based on the legendary story of the Battle of Thermopylae, which took place in 480 B.C., when King Leonidas, his 300 Spartans and some other Greeks entered the war against the huge invading Persian army. The story is simple but intense and the film is great to watch and to listen to. Gerard Butler stars as King Leonidas, who runs an insignificant army from a numerical point of view. Rodrigo Santoro plays the Persian invasion leader, Xerxes.

The main actors were required to work out a lot for this movie, as the personages had to look strong, healthy, with sculpted bodies. The film special effects look great, the chromatics tend to impress more due to the sepia tones, or the violent red of the blood. Reviewers agree that "300" is a great movie based on a legendary moment and stylized with a lot of visual work. Taking into consideration the positive impact of the movie, perhaps "300" fans will get the chance in the future to play video games based on this movie.

Michael S.
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