Chad Brownlee’s Album, and My Writing ScheduleShareThis
Quick refresher: We were junior teammates for two full seasons, we’re both from Kelowna, BC, and just in general, buddies. He got drafted by the Vancouver Canucks, was named the captain of his WCHA hockey team (Minnesota State @Mankato, with David Backes/Ryan Carter etc.), then turned pro.
As nagging injuries started to wear him down, his other gift – check that, gifts – took him in a different direction. He shut down hockey and committed to music, and here he is today. A year or two after making the transition the kid had a single on Canada’s country music chart (top 20, I think?).
Anyway, give him a listen at the very least, and hey, feel free to support not only a talented kid who writes/plays/sings quality country music (a feat in itself), but is also just an all-around good guy. There’s not a whole ton of those around. DO IT NOW OR I’LL HUNT YOU DOWN AND MAKE YOU LISTEN TO ACHEY BREAKY HEART. (Buy his stuff on iTunes)
Random sidenote: I love the pic of him that’s on the front page of Bourne’s Blog, all in a barn with rusted chains ‘n’ stuff. So country. ….Except we grew up in nice, suburban Kelowna.
Okayyyy, so it doth appear my NHL season schedule is finalized, and guess what? I have a column out every day! Suck on that, thin hopes of having a social life.
Here’s my schedule:
Mondays: Alternating weeks, my Monday column will be written for USA Today, or The Hockey News. Baaack and forth, all year long.
Tuesdays: Puck Daddy.
Wednesdays: Hockey Primetime
Thursdays: Puck Daddy
Friday: Puck Daddy.
While I love and respect all of my outlets, as you can tell, Puck Daddy will sort of be my home this year. Two of those columns each month will be with interviews with current or past NHLers, and one of those monthly entries will be a video. I’m hoping to two-birds-one-stone the interview/video once by drinking at a bar with @BizNasty2point0. He seems fun.
The blog will live on – I’ll provide links to that day’s article, and write all the nonsense stuff and curse words that are cathartic to get out.
I’ll also be doing a lot more radio. While I don’t have dates/times pinned down yet, it sounds like I’ll be a weekly guest on Kelly Hrudey’s show, then occasionally on wherever need be, like this past year. I’ll try to do a better job of letting people know where/when/how they can listen. If you don’t have it, TWITTER WOULD HELP YOU GET INSTANT INFO LIKE THAT. So, yeah, um, do that.
Thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who supported me throughout this past season and made my blog such a success. I now have a GD career because of all of you, and for that, I’m forever indebted. And also for that, I reward you with a short video of my cat – not at his cutest, but havin’ a scrap with his old man.
Keep in mind, this cat is a kitten – 11 months old, and already at the top of the “your full-grown Scottish Fold/American Shorthair cat should weigh between 8 and 15 pounds” chart, with a year of “filling out” to go.
Short one today! Back at ‘er tomorrow, and I’ll letcha know when the Puck Daddy gig begins as soon as I know. You can read my latest piece for Hockey Primetime here, on how twitter may just create even duller superstars (if you can fathom it).
And now, just to balance the country music in the post, here’s the latest Big Boi single. I wanted to run “Tangerine”, but it’s kinda filthy, sooo… SHUTTERBUGG!