Author: Clay Imoo

Top 10 Reasons Why Albertans Hate the Vancouver Canucks 11

Top 10 Reasons Why Albertans Hate the Vancouver Canucks

On Tuesday, TSN’s Bardown website posted a blog about a survey that some Reddit users had conducted asking hockey fans throughout the world to name their most hated hockey team. The results were grouped by Canadian provinces, American states, and continents world-wide. The findings were amusing if not unsurprising. For instance, the Boston Bruins are the most hated team in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For reasons unbeknownst to me (aside from possibly small sample sizes), the Montreal Canadiens are the most hated team in South America, while the Winnipeg Jets (?!?) are the most hated team in the...

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Willie is Here/Willie D (Michael Jackson Parody) 0

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Willie is Here/Willie D (Michael Jackson Parody)

We made songs for new Canucks’ President Trevor Linden and new Canucks’ GM Jim Benning…so rightfully new Canucks’ head coach Willie Desjardins deserved a song as well. Thus, we proudly present to you a quick mash-up of two Michael Jackson songs:  “Will You Be There” and “Billie Jean”.  Our versions are “Willie is Here” and “Willie D”. I’m joined once again by my good friend Joseph San Jose and our MJ look-alike is Charly Pimentel making his CCC debut.  

Clay’s Canucks Composition:  Jimmy B – Parody of The Beatles’ “Let it Be” 0

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Jimmy B – Parody of The Beatles’ “Let it Be”

Last week, Canucks’ President Trevor Linden named Jim Benning (affectionately referred to as “Jimmy B” for the purposes of our video) as the 11th General Manager in franchise history. As soon as the hire was officially announced, a few of my Twitter friends had song suggestions for me.  But Steve May went one step further: he wrote an entire song and sent the lyrics to me. Thus, I proudly present to you my latest Clay’s Canucks Composition: “Jimmy B” an ode to new General Manager Jim Benning to the tune of The Beatles’ classic “Let it Be”. As always, I’m...

Clay’s Canucks Composition:  Trevor (Parody of Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”) 1

Clay’s Canucks Composition: Trevor (Parody of Bruno Mars’ “Treasure”)

Last week, Trevor Linden was named President of Hockey Operations of the Vancouver Canucks. Arguably the most-popular player in the history of the franchise, Linden’s hiring ushers in a new era for the team. Thus, as with any big Canucks development, I wrote a song about it. Inspired by “Treasure” by Bruno Mars, we proudly present to you my latest Clay’s Canucks Composition: “Trevor” — a song that pays homage to the new President. I’m blessed to be joined by four wonderfully talented friends, all of whom have appeared in previous videos of mine: Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao, Oggy Luistro,...

Top 10 Chants That Are Likely to Break Out in Rogers Arena 1

Top 10 Chants That Are Likely to Break Out in Rogers Arena

I was at Rogers Arena last night to see the Vancouver Canucks lose 3-0 to the visiting Anaheim Ducks.  It’s crazy to think that just three short years after witnessing the Canucks clinch their first-ever Presidents’ Trophy (on March 31, 2011), I was watching them being eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since the 2007-2008 season. With three minutes to go in the third period, a very audible “Fire Gillis” chant broke out in the arena and it went on for a considerable amount of time.  Obviously, the Canuck faithful are restless and are demanding a change –...

When Musical Bloggers Unite:  Someone Like Lu 1

When Musical Bloggers Unite: Someone Like Lu

A couple of weeks ago, CHB favourite Marie Hui and I put together a tribute song to Roberto Luongo when he was traded to the Florida Panthers.  We performed Boyz II Men’s smash hit “End of the Road“. Well, it seems like I’m not the only blogger who likes to write songs about Bobby Lu.  Harrison Mooney of Pass it to Bulis penned a farewell song to Luongo to the tune of Adele’s mega-hit “Someone Like You.”  Harrison contacted me to help him with the music and within 5 seconds we had agreed to invite Marie to join us. The...

Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ 1

Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ

I’ve always wanted to play the organ at a Vancouver Canucks game.  And when I go to watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena, I like to take in the sights and sounds of the entire arena experience – and not just the game itself. As a musician, I pay particular attention to the music:  both from the DJ and from the organ.  And I’ve come up with a medley of songs that I typically hear at Canucks games. You’ll see it’s a nice mix of hockey standards (chants and cheers) and actual pop songs. The timing of my O...

Clay’s Canucks Composition: End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu) 1

Clay’s Canucks Composition: End of the Road (We Thank You, Lu)

After eight memorable and exciting seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo was traded to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014. Thus, Marie Hui and I wanted to bid Bobby Lu a proper farewell.  Inspired by Boyz II Men, we proudly present our version of their smash hit “End of the Road”. Make sure you get to bridge of the song at the 3:11 mark…you won’t be disappointed.

Deja Vu for Bobby Lu 0

Deja Vu for Bobby Lu

  Much has been made of Roberto Luongo’s plight here in Vancouver in recent years.  Starting with the Stanley Cup Finals in June 2011, it’s been two and a half years of turmoil, tension, and drama. The Luongo saga took yet another fascinating turn this past weekend when Eddie Lack was named the starter for Sunday’s Heritage Classic game at BC Place versus the Ottawa Senators. Lack played the first game coming out of the Olympic break, shutting out the St. Louis Blues 1-0 on Wednesday night.  Made sense given that Luongo returned to Vancouver from Sochi just a couple...

CHB’s Top 20 Things That John Tortorella Should Accomplish in the Next 15 Days 0

CHB’s Top 20 Things That John Tortorella Should Accomplish in the Next 15 Days

On Monday, we found out the fate of Vancouver Canucks Head Coach John Tortorella for his attempt to enter the Calgary Flames dressing room last Saturday night.  The NHL suspended Tortorella for 15 days without pay. While some Canucks fans commended Tortorella’s actions as loyal, passionate, and justified, the NHL didn’t agree, calling Tortorella’s actions “dangerous and an embarrassment to the League.” Assistant coach Mike Sullivan will take over the reins for the next 15 days.  In the meantime, Tortorella is not permitted to have any interaction with the team prior to, during or after games.. I asked the Twitterverse...