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Steaks!

Welcome Dear Gentle Reader.

I love Steaks Wear.

Ever since I have been in contact with them and even met up with a seller of their wares in Finland at the Kallio Invitational, they have always been friendly and professional.

Why me to even be considered for their series of 1/1000 interviews? I consider this to be a very big honour.

O I may have been more than a tad effusive about the travels around the world in pursuit of derby and travel photography, and a liking for the green and white in a til I die type of way.

The interview.

Reflecting a little further on the sojourn to New Zealand, when Papercut or Cutty as we call her cued me into the Full Contact derby bootcamp was in the month of February, a bell rang inside. February! New Zealand! Summertime! I was so going to be there.

And this comes back to this wonderful video that sums up the life experiences on the road.

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Dont know why you say goodbye I say hello.

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I have not become a snob or a collector because who could afford that?

My way of lifestyle has been piqued by the monotheistic world of The Beatles in MONO. It may be paradoxical to have updated the stereo system to listen to mono channel recordings. However, with The Beatles it is an absolute pleasure to hear the imaging straight down the centre of the room as I listen. Those who have become accustomed to the way The Beatles sound in the stereo world, you may be in Country Style Donuts and their sound system may be on and you are sitting under a right speaker where all the instruments dwell, meanwhile Paul or George’s vocals are at the other end of the room coming out of a left speaker. Somewhere in between the window seat…

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We have come to the end of the Road for the year. It has been a long long road on this derby adventure. The last journey was a return to Iceland to photograph Team Ragnarok who invited TXRG’s Honky Tonk Heartbreakers! to Reykjavik. And a lot of long bus rides to new parts of Iceland we had not seen before. Can you say we ate fermented shark, and hot dogs and drank the Appelsin?
We have not put the camera down though, just looking for new things on the world stage. And finally getting to listen to all the music we have acquired from Reykjavik’s record stores and that is a good thing.
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Happy Holiday everyone!


  1. January 14, 2018 – Miracle Whips Bootcamp! – Kitchener, ON
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BeT2uEHnUMn/?taken-by=joe_mac22
  2. January 31, 2018 – Team Greece vs. Team Romania – EventCity Manchester, UK
  3. February 1-4, 2018 – RDWC 2018 – Manchester, UK – EventCity Manchester, UK
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BfdgjG3HRN1/?taken-by=joe_mac22
  4. February 6, 2018 – Southern Discomfort – London, UK
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  5. March 10, 2018 – Detroit Roller Derby Star Wars Bout – Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Riot / Red vs. Black All-Stars – Detroit Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
  6. March 24, 2018 – Ann Arbor Derby Dimes AllStars vs. Lake Effect Furies – Buffalo Riverworks – Buffalo, NY
  7. April 7, 2018 – Tri-City Presents 10 Years of Derby – New Hamburg Arena – New Hamburg, ON
  8. April 14, 2018 – Detroit Roller Derby Season 13 Home Team Championship – D*Funk vs. Devil’s Night Dames – Detroit Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
  9. April 21, 2018 – Queen City Rollergirls vs. Philly Liberty Belles – Riverworks – Buffalo, NY
  10. May 4-6, 2018 – Put Up Your Toques 2018 – Waterloo Memorial Rec Centre – Waterloo, ON
  11. May 12, 2018 – Detroit Roller Derby S13 G6 – Detroit Men’s Roller Derby vs. Cincinnati / Motor City Disassembly Line vs. Border City Brawlers – Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
  12. May 25-27, 2018 – Royal Brawl 2018 – Guelph, ON
  13. June 9, 2018 – Queen City Rollergirls vs. Windy City – Buffalo, NY
  14. August 17-19, 2018 – 2018 WFTDA Continental Cup North Amerca East – Wings Event Center – Kalamazoo, MI
  15. September 13, 2018 – Team Ragnarok practice – Reykjavik, Iceland
  16. September 15, 2018 – Team Iceland vs. Texas Rollergirls Honky Tonk Heartbreakers – Alftanes, Iceland

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To everyone everywhere it has been the longest Road.

Once again it has been a privilege to capture the best of you all off and on the track. Thanks Ohio. Just when I thought I was out.

 

A gentle reminder of what life on the road was.

We wish you all Gentle Readers out there the Merriest and the Happiest.  Share the spirit of the season and be glad to one and all.

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