Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Steven Page mangles national anthem

By Dan Steinberg


When the Caps played the Rangers in Madison Square Garden last week, there was lots of online chatter about how Steven Page -- former frontman of Barenaked Ladies -- had done a number on the national anthem.

Well, via @vtmercuria, I can now confirm that yes, Page did not technically recite the lyrics flawlessly. Here's how NY Hockey Girls described it:

Mr. Page is most definitely Canadian and proceeded to prove it by mangling the words to the Star Spangled Banner. He actually just skipped the "gallantly streaming" line which may be better because as we've discussed before some of the neanderthals in the garden think we say "screaming" even though the words are displayed on both sides of the ice.

So maybe Page was just trying to annoy the neanderthals at the Garden. Anyhow, no one really knows what a rampart is. The good part comes about a minute in.

By Dan Steinberg  | November 15, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
Categories:  Caps  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Ovechkin's tattoo about his brother
Next: Mike Tirico on McNabb, John Wall, Jon Gruden and the swinging gate

Comments

Wait, he's not with Barenaked Ladies anymore?!

Posted by: misschatter | November 15, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, he's out. Hadn't been happy in the band for some time; formally left in early '09. Had a few legal problems, too.

Posted by: Gunga2009 | November 15, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I've been a fan of Barenaked Ladies for years and seen them in concert many times. As well as bungling the lyrics, Steve's voice was definately off from the time I'd head him live.

Posted by: patmanbnl | November 15, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I was half paying attention to that on TV and thought I heard him skip a line - I guess he did. Still, it wasn't as bad as the singer in Buffalo finding the on-ice camera and giving it a wink and the ol' six-shooter during the last line of the anthem. Nice lounge act.

Posted by: AndrewKB | November 15, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

it's beeeeeen ONE WEEK since this was relevant!

Posted by: GFisher1 | November 15, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Better than the screeching cat wearing a Steven Tyler suit for the Bruins' home opener anthem.

Posted by: breaklance | November 16, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Hey, look! It's Enrico Pallazzo!

Posted by: Grooven | November 16, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company