The Players in the “Spelling” NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Commercial

I LOVE this NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs commercial! It’s so simple, but it shows and says so much! And so wonderful to see all these NHL legends again, out of uniform as themselves in life.

This is the full length version, which isn’t always played during the games… and better than the shortened version, for sure!

It took me five tries before I identified all the players, though when I went to check online, I couldn’t find a list. Once I got it confirmed with some hockey nut friends, I thought I’d share it. The players are listed below in the order of appearance in the commercial above, with the letters of their last names that they spelled out in the commercial.

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Congratulations to Japanese Women for Winning Soccer World Cup Finals 2011

Congratulations to the Japanese women soccer team for winning the 2011 FIFA World Cup in soccer!

They fought courageously, coming back from a goal down twice reasonably late in the game to tie it 2-2 in extra time. Then they won it decisively on in penalty kicks, not needing to finish the set to win it 3-1, becoming the first Asian soccer World Cup champions. Absolutely true to their underdog label to the very end!

The US may have seemed to have dominated play, with 27 shots to a dozen or so by the Japanese. However, it was all an illusion. The Japanese had more shots on goal than the US, at 6-5. The Japanese also had the ball 53% of the time.

The US was the flashier team, but the Japanese was the more consistent team.

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Boston Bruins Get Justice in Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals Win of Karmic Proportions

Talk about justice, or karma! The Boston Bruins won Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks in all the ways the Canucks had beaten them in Vancouver in three previous games. You can get the stats and game highlights elsewhere. I’ve got the karmic analysis here… just the way Vancouverites like to think about the universe. 😉

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Dallas Mavericks Rewrite Miami Heat’s Big Three Legacy with 2011 NBA Championship!

Congratulations to Dirk Nowitzki and the entire Dallas Mavericks organization in winning the 2011 NBA Championship!

By winning against the self-touted Big Three of Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, the Mavericks made a lot, if not most, of America and the world as happy as they are! For what you think of those players on the Heat and their moves to unite, make the “Decision” and all, the self-annointment was absolutely unnecessary. As far as I’m concerned, they got what they deserved for it. It was too bad D Wade had to be a part of it all and be drawn into it cause he’s such a classy guy otherwise.

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Testing my WordPress Space Upgrade with my Own Song MP3 for Free Download

I just got a WordPress space upgrade, which means I can also upload file types I was not able to before, like MP3s.

Well, it turns out I have recorded one song so I have an MP3 to which I have copyrights to share. I wrote the song, but it was beautifully sung by Lis Soderberg, with background parts, recording and mixing all done by the very talented Allister Bradley in the summer of 2008 at Humber College. The two of them really made this recording what it is. I just strummed on a guitar.

So here’s to testing out the new space upgrade MP3 file upload feature. Please click the right pointing icon below to start playing the song.

Please right click here and choose Save Target As (on PC systems) if you would like to download the MP3 of the above song. FREE!

The MP3 file on my WordPress account also allows me to share this music with anybody who might care to have the song for themselves after listening to it here. If I insert the MP3 without the file link, the WordPress Audio Player would appear, like above left.

If I copy the file link to some text, I can insert it for downloading like with the text just below the Audio Player. One point of note. I don’t know why but I couldn’t upload the MP3 file using Firefox. I’ve had the occasional uploading problem with Firefox, and mine is the most up to date version. However, it works fine in Explorer, in case you run into problems.

Please click here for the guitar and ukulele tabs PDF containing lyrics,  chords and notes for The Comparison Song

No, that’s not my vanity thinking you would. That’s a little demonstration of how you might share guitar tabs in the future. However, I think you would still be violating copyright to cover someone else’s song without paying royalties, even if it were your own arrangement and you weren’t making any money off of it. But it’d be great to share your songs with others instead of having to teach them!

If someone knows more on this issue, though, please comment. I’d love to be be able to share my arrangements and guitar tabs of well known songs this way!

In the future, I will be using SoundCloud to share my songs, as I originally did while reviewing the fantastic SoundCloud service. You can’t make SoundCloud songs available for download, I don’t believe, but its social media capacity for sharing and commenting on the exact spots in the song are amazing.

I hope you liked the song if you had a listen!

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.5

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