Greetings, roby doby fans! It's been...well, it's been too long. Ham and Gator extend our sincere and humble apologies for the extended break between episodes. It's been a really busy spring and summer! Lots of travel (much of it derby related), big life changes and challenges, and also our local radio station got shot up (that didn't actually impact our recording there, but we want to shout them out/show our support for weathering such a terrible and ridiculous situation).
We're back in the saddle with a sorta-kinda full episode, though, and are hard at work at getting back on a regular schedule for more content, updates, etc. - once Gator gets back from announcing at the North American Cup in Kalamazoo, Michigan this weekend! We hope you've got your watch passes, or you'll miss her dulcet tones on the mic (and a whole bunch of other great commentators)....
All that said, we've got a really fantastic and insightful long-form interview for you today with one of our all-time derby sheros/mentors/lady-bros, VAL CAPONE.
She's responsible for getting both of us on the mic, frankly. She's also got an extensive history and present in the sport, fun insights into various aspects of it, and is generally just good people.
Val and Gator sat down to chat way back in January, so our apologies again for taking so damn long to get this out there. You can look forward to conversations about the benefits of playing different rule sets, man derbs, the importance of TAKING BREAKS, sportsing with invisible diseases, why Journey sucks, and a whole lot more.
PLUS we're stoked to include a track from Swedish-based punk band Alison Blaire, courtesy of Twin Freaks with Norrköping Roller Derby.
All that and more in thelatest episode! Don't forget to like/follow/etc us on the socials (reviews very much appreciated), and you can always reach out with your own musical projects, other ideas or suggestions, and support us with tips.
Intro = 00:00
Val Capone interview = 2:20
Damsel Trash & Alison Blaire music = 1:05:23
Outro = 1:09:00