Matt “The Pressure Cooker” Cooke was shilling Vancouver Suns outfront the Seabus Station at Lonsdale Quay. The fascist minimum wage Sun employee wouldn’t let Cooker give me newspaper he signed for me unless i coughed up a donation (i refused to pay for their pablum – plus i had NOT a penny of cash). Apparently it is all a ruse to encourage kids to read (well at least they aren’t teaching kids to read Tony Gallagher).
Matt grinned for a snapshot on my high-end camera phone (the finest VGA going) and I (admitedly somewhat awkwardly) told him about the podcast. “The Canucks Outsider, It’s about the Canucks on the other side of the glass sorta – what’s its like to be a fan – beers, expensive tickets, history, new guys whatever …”
As I headed off to my ferry boat, he asked again, “Canucks Outsider, right?”
“Yup, Look it up,” I replied, “and Cooker, … be careful in practice eh.”
Might as well subscribe Matt – It’s free so jump on in, the water’s fine!
From a park bench in view of the Garage and mischievous dogs, they offer a quick and sloppy off-season wrap-up, random preseason predilections and studious regular season prognostication as well as highly speculative playoff hunches. Besides getting to know the many new Canucks, they discuss topics from Coach Glen Hanlon to the art of face-offs to GM Garth Snow.
Dave checks in with the words of Chinese literature aficionado Lu Ji with his notes on the writer’s craft after a recent batch of related inspiring events including a Dalai Lama visit, plus Chinese medicinal tea from Dr. Wu and the works of Gary Snyder, then ends with a live track called Helicopters by The Stills.