Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Games: Snow (Hey Oh)


Red Hot Chili Peppers: Snow (Hey Oh)
Despite news reports questioning the amount of snow that can be expected in a seaside resort town, the Sochi Olympics are off and running. The stadiums are full and fake snow covers the slopes. In honor of the event, for the next two weeks, your dedicated SMM bloggers will be coming at you with songs about Winter Games in various guises.
The YouTube clip here is a live version of Snow by the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing at Abbey Road studios. The lyrics to the song include an oblique reference to our theme of winter sport:
... it's so white as snow
Running through the field
Where all my tracks will be concealed
Questions of concealment have been another news issue leading up to the Sochi Olympics: Russian authorities clamping down in the hopes that whatever evils lurk concealed, they don't hide their tracks.