March 12, 2010

And On The Third One The Crowd Yells "Chili!"

This is my first year blogging about the Blue Jackets and it has been lots of fun. Sure, there are lots of perks.  The free tickets on the glass. The all-night staff parties. The girls. But what really makes my day is when devoted readers reach out to let me know that I have had a positive impact on their life or the life of someone they know. Maybe something I wrote inspired them to go to an extra game, buy an extra $9 can of beer or even renew their season tickets for next year.  Or maybe they found something on this site that just got them through another day as an unfulfilled Blue Jackets fan.

Or, in the case of one young reader, maybe something I wrote inspired him to write a song about the Blue Jackets.  At least, that appears to be the case. What I wrote was in an email to a friend named Dwight who happens to know a lot of musicians.  I really didn't think much of it at the time. The email said something like, "One of your friends ought to write a song about the Blue Jackets." Dwight ended up showing the email to a friend of his named Ryan Millians, who was very moved by what I had written.

Ryan, an accomplished drummer who plays in a local cover band call The Going took my little nugget of an idea and, with his many talents, gave it life. And he did a great job. It's a catchy little ditty. I am very pleased to release Ryan's song to CBJ Nation and to the world. If you like it, be sure to check out The Going on Facebook or on MySpace and leave Ryan a comment. Or better yet, go check them out live.  As stated on their Facebook page, they will be coming to a drinkateria near you soon.

Canon Goes Boom, by Ryan Millians from The Going

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