Wednesday, February 1, 2012 |
Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn, we will share this playlist with you! Below, Ken Dryden and his musical selections inspired by The Game.
You can listen to Ken Dryden's conversation with Tom Allen and his musical selections in the audio player below.
Mon Pays by Gilles Vigneault
Ken says: "It just conveys winter. Winter, and the land and a place."
God Bless America by Kate Smith
Ken says: This song is the Philadelphia Flyers' theme song, a tradition that dates back to 1969. She performed the song live during the 1976 Stanley Cup play-offs, when the Montreal Canadiens defeated Philadelphia in the final. "She became this hugely beloved figure, and it looked like she was having the time of her life as well."
O Canada by Roger Doucet
Ken says: "The kind of voice he had, it had an icy quality to it. To hear it, it would make your hair stand up on end."
National anthem of the Soviet Union
Ken says: "It's a terrific piece of music, and a very stirring piece of music."