Friday, February 26, 2010

5 on Friday - Set 3


We're in the final days of the Winter Olympics, and for Canada that means we're on the edges of our seats over men's hockey.

Canada played as expected over Norway and Germany, and by 'expected' Canadians mean demolished.

Switzerland and Team USA gave Canada some spirited resistance. And by 'spirited' we discovered having to go to a shoot-out against the Swiss really sucked. Of course, losing 5-3 to the Americans meant we played Russia. Sometimes it hurts to set something up as sweet as keeping Ovechkin from scoring. But mostly, it's worth it.

Tonight we're taking on the giant-killer Slovak team. They elimated defending gold-medal winner Sweden, and have an exceptional player in the net - Jaraslav Halak.

So for today's 5 on Friday, hosted by Travis at Trav's Thoughts, I dedicate my third set to Team Canada.

1 - Forces of Victory - Gogol Bordello

I can't go on
I will go on
I can't go on
I will go on
Joining the forces of the victory
- Eugene Hutz



2 - Wonderboy - Tenacious D

Now it's time for me to tell you about Young Nastyman
Archrival and nemesis of Wonderboy
With powers comparable to Wonderboy
What powers you ask?
How 'bout the power to kill a yak
From 200 yards away
With mind bullets!
- Jack Black and Kyle Gass



3 - 1000 Stars - Big Country

Now we play our final hand
Move in closer, understand
This time like never before only the black queen scores
A card so high and so wild we should burn it
- Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler and Bruce Watson



4 - I'm on My Way - The Proclaimers

I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
I'm on my way to what I want from this world
- Charlie Reid and Craig Reid



5 - Ecstasy of Gold - Metallica

Composed by Ennio Morricone



Debby says DO YOU BELIEVE!!! I BELIEVE!!! Can hardly wait for the game.

Janet says Enjoy the game Julia - I've just finished watching the nailbiting curling match where Canada lost the gold to Sweden. I don't think I have any more adrenaline left - I'll hear about it tomorrow. Go, Canada, Go!

Travis says Congrats on making it to the gold medal final! I couldn't believe Slovakia made that big rush in the third period. But Canada held them off and now we get the rematch on Sunday! Good luck!

5 comments:

Debby said...

DO YOU BELIEVE!!! I BELIEVE!!! Can hardly wait for the game. Great post.
Debby

Janet said...

Great set - love Jack Black, & The Proclaimers, oh yeah!

Enjoy the game Julia - I've just finished watching the nailbiting curling match where Canada lost the gold to Sweden. I don't think I have any more adrenaline left - I'll hear about it tomorrow.

Go, Canada, Go!

Linda said...

Excellent song choices - particularly that last Metallica one!

I'm afraid I've not been following the Olympics much myself this year but I can certainly understand the National Pride with not only your hockey team but all of the other fantastic Canadian athletes. Your country has done a fine job hosting these games and - not having heard the results - I hope your hockey team kept a medal in your country.

Travis said...

Congrats on making it to the gold medal final! I couldn't believe Slovakia made that big rush in the third period. But Canada held them off and now we get the rematch on Sunday!

Good luck!

Thanks for playing...these are some great selections.

LYNDY WARD said...

Hi Julia, thank you for visiting my blog...

Yes, I visited & left comments on 1000 + Blogs. That's probably why I won several lovely gifts from 5 wonderful Bloggers. I spent several days reading & answering the questions these OWOH participants asked before leaving my comments about their Blogs.

I love the prizes I won too. But I especially love the many Kindred Spirits I met because of Lisa's OWOH Magical Carpet Ride. It was an enchanting experience all round.

Your blog & PICs are delightfuL. I've joined your Follower's List & I hope you'll join mine too.

I'm loving the 2010 Winter Olympics. Canada is beautiful!!! You're Canada & I'm USA ~ May the best Olympic Hockey Team win!

Cosmic Blessings,
Lyndy Ward
http://todaysgold.blogspot.com/