This week I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Preflash Gordon - the 13 year roller derby photographer veteran. Not only is he a freaking delight to talk with, he's a wealth of knowledge with a heart of gold and his love for the game and its community is unparalleled. If you are an aspiring derby photographer or want to learn more about roller derby in general, listen in as we discuss this sport we love so much. From landscapes, to fishnets, to gold medals: sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy!
I added some timestamps if you'd like to jump around!
00:01:30 Get to know Preflash Gordon
00:31:55 "RAW" Photographer Chat
00:53:00 Why we love your photos
01:11:00 Humble Talent
Do you know what you'll be doing when you're 90? Freight Train does! Join in as I recap our weekend with Freight Train and share our post brunch conversation about rhythm skating, roller coasters, derby gear preferences, and our favorite candy!
Here's a link to the coaster Freight Train mentions in the interview, The Valravn Dive Coaster https://youtu.be/CPwZrsS5P24
Thank you again Freight Train for your time and dedication to teaching the masses how to be awesome on skates inside and outside of roller derby! Thank you to allaboutderby.com for taking care of the derby community and our gear needs! Use code BALCONY10 at checkout to save 10% on your order!
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Awkward Dee is bbaaaaccckkkkk!!!! Coaches need to grow their toolbox, just like skaters. I talk about 3 things I ask myself as a coach from our most recent game to grow from the experience, recap some Michigan rankings & scores, and give a much needed tribute to my pal Moush.
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Hi, hi, HIII!!!! I'm so excited to FINALLY have time to record some audio! yaaaayyyyy!!! This episode I announce our partnership with All aBOUT Derby and I talk about a recent bucket list moment calling derby FROM THE BALCONY! aaahhhhh! Believe in yourself! And just in case you need to hear it, I believe in you too!
I started recording outside but once my neighbor got to close with her lawnmower I had to take it inside. 😂
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I am extremely excited to announce our partnership with Lulu at All aBOUT Derby!! All aBOUT Derby is Michigan's premier derby owned an operated business. Skip the prime shipping, use code BALCONY10 When checking out at allaboutderby.com to save 10% on your order. Have any special requests or questions? Shoot Lulu a message and she'll get back to you ASAP with the best advice and competitive prices. Thank you for all you do for the Derby community Lulu! We appreciate you!
April 6th I had the pleasure of announcing at the Sixth Annual Spring Breakherout Tournament in Mackinaw City, MI. It was my first in person junior derby experience and it's one I'll never forget. Listen in as I recap the past 2 weekends scores then move on to how junior derby has impacted myself, my family, and our league. Thank you Jam Carrey for the awesome picture and for joining me on this adventure. Definitely one for the record books. ♥️
Have you ever gone to a roller derby training clinic? Regardless your answer, listen in as Jam Carrey, Sandra, and I ride that derby high and talk about the lessons we learned from Baller Shot Caller of Atlanta Roller Derby and Lady Trample Denver Roller Derby.
Embrace your passions! Do THE THING! And... don't forget, "The more chins the better!" Now will someone crack a window? :P
Thank you one million times over to Baller and Trample for teaching us amazing things and for inspiring us to achieve more together. #derbylove
Aaahhhhh! I'm sorry it's late! Sometimes sleep just takes precedence! *deep breath* This week after score recaps, I interview Juicy Gogo from Lakeshore Roller Derby! We talk about our love for the microphone, how we connect with the crowd and bicycle polo! Juicy is an absolute hoot! Thank you again Juicy for joining me for this cherished conversation. #derbylove
On my way home from one of our best practices of 2019, I discuss those inner voices that challenge us and why it's important to educate not dictate practice. Check out our FB and Instagram pages for the brief video mentioned in this episode.
This week I launch a new series where I recap Michigan Roller Derby scores and highlights. Ali Jahr, also known as Jahrmageddon, from East Lansing Mitten Mavens, joins me in talking about the importance of derby culture and it's impact on skater growth and retention. Thank you so much for joining me Jahrmageddon! I am in awe of your love and passion for the derby community.
While I didn't get kitty cuddles this recording session, I did enjoy diving into the following Casebook sections. Part 2: 2.2.4 Passing the Star *01:28* C2.2.4A *02:25* C2.2.4B *03:19* C2.2.4C *06:48* C2.2.4D *08:44* C2.2.4E *10:58* C2.2.4F *12:12* 2.2.5 Blockers *14:50* 2.3- Engagement Zone & Pack *15:07* C2.3.A *15:43* C2.3.B *18:13* C2.3.C *20.23* 2.4 Blocks & Assists *22:10* 2.5- Passing *22:22* C2.5.A *22:52*
Malcolm and I read an excerpt from Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson for March is reading month. Malcolm also talks about what lessons he's learned from being on roller skates. Thank you Victoria Jamieson for writing such an amazing book. We read it often and talk about the lessons Astrid learned from the wonderful community that is roller derby. ♥️
While cuddling with my pal Moush, I have fun giving clarification to the WFTDA casebook. This is part one which includes: 1. Game parameters & Safety - 2. Gameplay - 2.1 The Track - 2.2 Positions - 2.2.1 Jammers - 2.2.2 Lead Jammer - 2.2.3 Pivot Blocker Have feedback? Awesome! Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your fanbase fluctuating as derby grows more serious? Today we walk through meeting fan expectation in smaller regions. Listen in as I share 4 ways we're working to attract and retain fans.
The Psychology of being a Sports Fan
6 tips to boost fan engagement
How to Find and Keep Loyal Sports Fans
Recently there's been a lot of talk regarding role definition. Listen in as I share 3 reasons why I feel role definition may not be the best answer for your league and I share how we're working to become stronger & more cohesive, together.
Ep 10: Is role definition right for your league? https://anchor.fm/derbyfromthebalcony/episodes/Ep-10-Is-role-definition-right-for-your-league-e33aco
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Do you know what to do in the moment when you fear you've broken your ankle? Are you working on recovery? Inspired by the folks in the FB Group: Roller Derby Injuries: Blood, Sweat, & Tears, I decide to tell part of my recovery story. 7 years running and I'm still learning something new every day to help me continue my journey.
Things I enjoyed reading
You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life ** https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Badass%C2%AE-Doubting-Greatness/dp/0762447699
What is Broken Leg Depression?https://www.drycast.com/blogs/blog/8917547-what-is-broken-leg-depression **
Life impact of ankle fractures: Qualitative analysis of patient and clinician experiences https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2474-13-224
Chapter 3 Scoring 3.1 Earning Points 00:00** 3.2 Scoring Points 01:00*” 3.3 Scoring Avoidance 02:14** 3.4 Penalized Jammers 03:46** 3.5 Errors in Scoring & Score Reporting 04:39** If you like it? Please do the whole like & share with your fellow derby folks! Click the link below to listen or choose from your favorite app! Happy Listening! 💕
**Might want to turn the volume down on this one! 😬 I didn't realize I was blowing out the mic until AFTER I finished because, well, I'm still learning! 😁**" Chapter 2. Gameplay 2.1 The Track 00:00** 2.2 Positions 01:04** 2.2.1 Jammers 02:46** 2.2.2 Lead Jammer 04:10** 2.2.3 Pivot Blocker 05:37** 2.2.4 Passing the Star 7:00** 2.2.5 Blockers 09:10** 2.3 Engagement Zone & Pack 09:30** 2.4 Blocks and Assists 12:40** 2.4.1 Target Zones 14:13** 2.4.2 Blocking Zones 15:00** 2.5 Passing 15:40** Did I miss something important? Let me know at email@example.com or find DFTB on FB. -D
Hey all! DEE'S BACK! I've really enjoyed this recent obsession with the rules. Mumbles had a great idea to put timestamps below so you can find what you want quickly with the audio. Also, it's fun to listen to fast if your app allows you! :)
1.4 Game Information-07:10**
DeeTales: Post Practice Passion. How do you connect with your skaters to communicate drills? On the way home from our learn for skate practice, I am so inspired and excited, I have to share my feelings with the masses. Sorry for the background noise and audio quality, I just didn't want to loose the moment. 😁 "The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important. " -Bobby Knight
I've received a new Microphone and have been playing around with it for hours. My husband and I decided this was the best recording. We hope you enjoy! We will resume our regularly scheduled programming soon! Sometimes we all need a moment to recenter and Moush helps us get there. Seriously, turn it up. :)
Through a series of fortunate events, RAWK and I sit down and talk about updates made to the WFTDA rule set that take effect in 2019. RAWK has been involved in derby since 2005 and has officiated for several high level teams including Gotham, Oly, and Rat City just to name a few. He is currently with Angel City Derby in Los Angeles, California! Thanks again to RAWK and Miracle Whips for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to chatting again! Have feedback for me? Cool! Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org Photo of RAWK: Preflash Gordon
I have a scheduled chat with Eric RAWK! In anticipation of this upcoming opportunity, I review the Glossary from the WFTDA Rules Documentation for 2019. I will be making audio files of the entire rulebook and case book in the coming days. I know I retain better being able to read along while I listen. I hope you enjoy! have feedback for me? Cool reach out at email@example.com
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Is your family asking you what you want for the holidays? Join Lulu from All aBOUT Derby and I as we talk about the top 10 derby must haves under $35! All of which can be ordered using code "HOLIDAYS10" Tune in 8am (EST) Monday as we reveal more ways to save in store and by ordering online at allaboutderby.com -- More from Lulu -- All aBOUT Derby is a derby owned/operated store by Laura "Lu-Lu Bye Baby" Shevnock. She is committed to providing you with excellent products and services Lulu is running 3 big promotions through the holidays! Each one even more awesome than the last. #1 SAVE 10% off with code HOLIDAYS10, today through Christmas Eve 12/24. We have some in store sales going on too! #2 Plus, don’t forget about our raffle! For every $25 you spend at All aBOUT Derby, you earn a raffle ticket to our drawing. Winners will be drawn on FB live on 12/24/18 😃🎄🎁 #3 Give the gift of All aBOUT Derby with a special eGift Card! **Save 10% on every gift card $25 or more plus earn DOUBLE raffle ticket entries for every gift card purchase!** You could win a full set of wheels, a helmet, and more! Click the link below to purchase now! https://squareup.com/outreach/campaigns/UQeaJE0XFGgFjkSQ/landing?source=facebook
Listen to me rambled on as I try out the Anchor Radio App for the first time while I recap my experience at the annual Mitten Kitten Mash-up Roller Derby Tournament. This is my first visit to MK as a volunteer and not a competitive skater. FInd out what happened when I crossed over to the other side! 🤪 -D
I landed him for a second time in my life folks! I'm joined by my hubby, Keith from @NorthlandPulp to discuss what it's like being a roller derby photographer and derby widow. What are your thoughts? Comment here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you ever made yourself feel less than you are? A situation I tried to not give much thought, continues to resurface creating a negative impact on my life. Listen in as I talk it out with you. What are your thoughts? -Dee
"To be honest, my goal is to really just leave a positive impact on everyone I meet. Whether it be a smile, laugh, or a changed heart." -unknown
As our 2018 season comes to a close, our league works to rebuild our roster. But how does one do that you ask? Listen in as i talk about some behind the scenes processes, marketing, and togetherness! Have a question or know the answers to mine? Reach out to me! email@example.com