This week’s headlines:
JGP, GPF, Japanese Nationals, & Worlds locations announced
Russian Cup Finale underway in Tver
Canada adds skaters to Worlds roster, Spain downsizes for strategy
Tanaka out of Junior Worlds, lots of skaters out of Challenge Cup
Bavarian Open concludes with free dances
Hellmut Seibt Memorial takes place in Vienna
Evgeni Plushenko files libel complaint
Lots of people interviewed
Team Week on Dancing on Ice
Brubaker & Berton announce engagement
October 29-November 4, 2012
Also a photo from last Tuesday morning, when the power was out:
This week’s headlines:
Miki Ando out for season
Lysacek, others out of Grand Prix events
Late music announcements
JGP concludes in Germany
Multiple Regionals in U.S. & Japan
Octoberfest held in Ontario
Tuktamisheva highlights 2nd Cup of St. Petersburg
Mishin, others comment on last week
Don’t even ask me how I found time for this one, between watching the Olympics and going to two Fringe shows this weekend. Even less certain how I’ll find time for next week’s. Maybe that one will be shorter. This one was only long because of multiple big events this week(and I really wish I’d had more info on the Lake Placid free dances): July 23-29, 2012 Posting the morning after due to WordPress deciding it was a wonderful idea to log me out mid-post last night, which left me too tired to deal with it then.
By the way, anyone know a good freeware audio editor? I’m about to run out a free trial and trying to find one earlier really did drive me bats. I need it to be able to perform simple tasks, such as attaching .wma files to each other consecutively(which Audacity seemed strangely unable to do…), and then have sections removed. Being able to amplify(I actually amplified the Medal Winners open section on this file, first time I’ve ever done that) and tell exactly where in the timeline certain sounds are would be good bonuses. Meanwhile, I at least had the trial software for the all important Grand Prix week episode: May 21-27, 2012
And I am attempting to start this up again. Here’s hoping this shows up. It’s actually shorter than any of the videos I did, but it was a slow news week and trying to find an audio editor willing to do simple tasks drove me crazy enough as it is. 5-13-12.mp3
I really should’ve done this all last night. But I held out until this morning, hoping to get maybe a little footage of the Canadian free skates, or at least a full list of the 4CC/Junior Worlds team. Though waiting did mean reporting Savchenko & Szolkowy’s withdrawal from Euros, but the only thing that allowed me to finish the editing this morning was expected icy conditions(which didn’t seem to manifest) letting me leave for work and hour and half late, and even then it was still saving(though at least it did so without complications, which really surprised me; I was in such a hurry I almost didn’t try to save to an smaller size and quality sound first), so I could only upload it now. I was dreading it being blocked, but instead it wasn’t claimed at all.
I actually had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, which meant I didn’t finish the video until very late at night. In fact, I haven’t even done the annotations yet; that should be done after I post this. ETA: Annotations done.
One would think that after a hectic weekend of continually watching the Quebec Summer Skate because the Thornhill stream kept having problems, and a video chock full of too many headlines where I nonetheless couldn’t resist the golden opportunity to yell “MAY DAY! MAY DAY!”, it would have been events enough. And when the video wouldn’t save at first, that should have definitely been enough. But then when I saved it to a huge-ass DV-AVI file and attempted to convert a smaller one, it wouldn’t convert. I finally sweated out the ETA on the iPodME steadily going in the wrong direction, freeing up computer memory in a desperate attempt to get it finished before it stalled, and finally had a file YouTube would take. At least it didn’t get blocked anywhere(it’s embarrassing to report on All That Skate without any footage of Yu-Na, but whatever keeps you viewable), but I think the sound problems must be in the DV-AVI creation, and I ended up spending another half hour adding annotations where information had gotten too garbled, panicking when I thought they hadn’t saved, and finally realized I needed to click on the Publish button. So here it is, and I am going to bed.