Wanted: 'A $100,000 Anthem': CBC
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Our Canadian Anthem is gone, but not forgotten, an Anthem that can't be sung, for there are no words, but hyme'd universally by all Hockey Fans.
An Anthem most Canadians and Americans know better than their own National Anthem.
New Canadians to Canada most likely hear this Anthem more often than our own National Anthem.
Granted there are no words to this anthem, but regardless, once you hear it, you instantly stand on your feet, look around for a TV Set, Beer and a couch.
A Canadian Anthem played as much as our own National Anthem, but do we know any National Anthem in the world coveted as a Ring Tone? I thought not! So beloved, Sports Nuts have em on their Cell Phone "Ring Tones".
This is our Hockey Night in Canada Anthem, an Anthem
that is like Comfort Food to those who love Hockey, this Canadian Anthem has belonged to all Canadians since it first played in 1968, written by a Vancouver woman, Ms. Claman.
The issue at hand is money, always money. Ms. Claman wants some, CBC has some, regardless what Canadians want, "Greed" on both sides, should play no part in taking away what defines us as Hockey Loving Canadians.
Tuning into any Radio station, one can hear a variety of music popular with today's Music scene, from Hip Hop, Rap, Hard Rock, Ska and Sugary Pop.
CBC's Anthem Contest for $100,000, one wonders what our new Canadian Anthem will be?
Whatever this new Anthem will be, it won't be like our old Canadian Anthem, just some Spinmeister's Marketing of their interpretation, which will pale in comparision.
That's a Tune, I don't care to hear! God, Help Us !
"Get your guitars strumming': CBC
Say goodbye to the soundtrack of Saturday night.
By BRETT CLARKSON, SUN MEDIA
The iconic, long-running theme song for Hockey Night In Canada will be replaced by a new tune chosen in a $100,000 contest open to all Canadians, the head of CBC Sports said last night.
"I think it'll generate a great deal of public interest and discussion among Canadians," CBC Sports executive director Scott Moore said last night. "I'll just say to everybody out there, get your guitars strumming."
Thirteen months of negotiations between the public broadcaster and the agency that represents composer Dolores Claman ended yesterday at 5 p.m. after both sides were unable to hammer out a new licensing agreement for the song's usage, Moore said.
The impasse means that come September, a new jingle will greet viewers to the 56-year-old hockey broadcast for the first time since Claman's song debuted in 1968.