Back in 2008, the CBC lost the rights to the theme song that had opened every episode of Hockey Night in Canada since 1968. Because the CBC is run by a bunch of communists, a nation-wide song writing contest was declared and amateur and professional musicians alike scrambled to submit their entries. For three months or so, I practically abandoned what I was supposed to be doing (writing the old dissertation) and instead started trying my hand at composing jingles. I wrote four in total before the contest closed. None were selected by the panel of tasteless wax-eared judges. My favorite was this one.
From the compositional get-go, I realized that it had zero anthemic value, but then I figured maybe it could serve as a post-game outro, a cool number to be played while the credits rolled. After all, there’s no need for a blustering anthem after the battle is over and the fields salted. But a communist suit is still a suit, and all suits lack vision.