This week’s headlines:
Nicks to no longer travel
Lots more music announcements
Asada & Kozuka both discuss plans, new Japanese show additions
Amodio after a month off the ice
Vasiliev to develop 2018 prospects, Canada already doing so
ISU releases technical details for singles & pairs
Junior teams splits
Skate Dallas & Irish Nationals
Music on Ice & other shows
Alexei Rogonov marries
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.
Let’s see if I can finish this up tonight…my head started throbbing so badly this afternoon I went for the painkillers and I was drowsy all through the editing of this: July 16-22, 2012
July 9-15, 2012
This week’s headlines:
Carolina Kostner to stay
Cynthia Phaneuf injured
Club competitions in Los Angeles, Vail, Milwaukee, & Texas
Multiple skaters announce music
Interviews with Rukavitsin group in Latvia
All That Skate & The Ice head show announcements
Michelle Kwan carried Olympic torch
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
No blocking this week! Yay! Guess that makes up for the spam that’s starting to increase in my YouTube account’s inbox.
I came up with this idea back in January, when I was looking at the YouTube tennis reports done by people with webcams, and though it might be useful to have a similar thing to report on figure skating. Since I don’t have a webcam, but do have a microphone, I decided to attempt a YouTube weekly news report with stock footage for visuals. It seemed a lot to do however at the most hectic time of the season, so I decided to brainstorm a few months and then start, arbitrarily, the Monday after the Caps finished their season, which I figured at the time would be well into the off season. Instead, of course, it turned out to be only a week into it, but I found a certain poeticness in that, and in starting the day after my birthday.
So yesterday, after a week of gathering news while not even being certain until Wednesday night I’d even be putting it to use, I labored for hours and hours, reacting with dismay to the high pitch and low volume of my own voice, snipping seconds away to squeeze the video down to 15 minutes, and then proudly uploaded-and promptly saw my video subjected to copyright claims by SBS and a Japanese TV station and blocked worldwide. This morning, disgruntled, I replaced all SBS and Japanese TV footage and uploaded again-and saw it subjected to a claim by SBS again anyway, as well as lgl_tf1, which I don’t recognize. It would be nice if I was told which clips had offended. In any case, it is still blocked in much of Asia, most unfortunately Japan, and I can’t embed it, but at this point I’ll live with it. So, I proudly, and tiredly, present, my first ever episode of This Week in Figure Skating.