This came about because the team has been chosen to be featured on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada sometime in the spring.
Someone (I forget who) said, “we should have a theme song for the kids”. Which led to … “hey, you do that creative kind of stuff don’t you? What do you think of writing a tune?”
Well, to make a long story short, I’ve been seriously working on the tune and it’s kinda coming together. Don’t know if they were joking around, but I’m running with it. I even lugged out Catherine’s laptop, an audio interface, a pair of small diaphram cardioid mics, mic stand and cables to Chris’s game last Thursday to record the kids yelling their team name – among other things.
I’m not kidding when I say, these kids can yell! I had to bring the gain back down to less than half of where I’d done my own personal sound checks…
It’s starting to grow now. I’ve got a section where there’s this two bar “catchy” sing-along bit (“uh, uh, uh, uh, ohhhh…!”) where I’m thinking I might start to solicit help from some Internet audio-geek buddies out there to provide more fodder for a “gang vocal” thing.
Anyway, so far, it’s been fun, and it’s starting to take on a life of it’s own – eating up spare time and the like. I’m even finding myself obsessing over lyrics and melody lines.
What started out as – oh, this won’t take more than a couple of hours, has grown to taking a bit more than a week… so far.
I think I’ll have to start imposing a deadline before long. More to come!