One of the ways I express my love for the Vancouver Canucks is by composing songs about the team. It started back in 2010 when I put together my first Canucks Christmas Carol and over the past three years I’ve written 10 songs that have combined for over 92,000 hits on YouTube.
For 2013, I put together 4 songs:
Season of Cup (Our Team, Our Way) – January; 9,300 views on YouTube
Under John Tortorella – June; 46,500 views on YouTube
Against All Odds (Luongo’s Lament) – October; 4,500 views on YouTube
Last Christmas – December; 3,600 views on YouTube
A few quick facts:
-the four videos total 64,000 views on YouTube
-they’ve been featured on CTV, Global TV, the Huffington Post, Beat 94.5, Team 1040, Vancity Buzz, Canucks.com, and more
–Marie Hui was gracious enough to appear in all 4 videos, while Arielle Tuliao was in 3 of them. I know where my views are coming from – no one wants to see a middle-aged guy playing the piano.
It’s that time of year again: time for our 4th annual Canucks Christmas Carol!
Our song this year is inspired by Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. We lament the lockout of last Christmas and look at the most important elements of this year’s team: Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, the Sedins, and head coach John Tortorella.
This year I’m joined by Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao, Joseph San Jose, Pat Guevara, Pat Teodosio, and our favourite foreign exchange student Kevin who somehow always finds his way to my place to be in these videos. In fact, both Joseph and Kevin have been in all 4 Canucks Christmas Carols!
For my first CCC of the 2013 NHL season, I share some of the sights and sounds from the Canucks’ opening weekend at Rogers Arena. Unfortunately, the weekend consisted of two losses: 7-3 to Anaheim on Saturday night and 3-2 to Edmonton on Sunday night.
It was certainly an intriguing weekend as both Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo got starts. As well, the Canucks’ secondary scoring (or lack thereof) was quite evident.
My buddy Mike also captured some neat footage from ice level as he was chosen to receive the jersey off of a player’s back. He ended up getting the jersey of David Booth and had a pleasant exchange with him. As well, we got footage of Chris Higgins removing his jersey…much to the delight of numerous female fans.
Hopefully the Canucks get their first win of the season Wednesday night against Calgary!
For my first Clay’s Canucks Composition of 2013, I assembled four of the most talented Canucks fans around to put together a song to mark the start of the shortened 2013 season. Thus, I’m thrilled to present to you Season of Cup (based on Seasons of Love from RENT).
You’ll likely recognize most of the singers in this fun video. Marie Hui helped me with my Canucks Medley in November 2011 while Arielle Tuliao and I got together for Don’t Stop Believing back in April for the Canucks’ playoff run. I’ve been wanting to get these two amazing ladies together for a collaboration and I’m thrilled we made it happen!
The guys aren’t too shabby either. Joseph San Jose is the star of all of my Canucks Christmas carols, and my good friend Gary de Guzman has one of the most pure voices around.
Put the four of them together (with me pounding on the piano) and you get a powerful anthem for the Vancouver Canucks as they look to get back to the Stanley Cup.