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#25: Monday Night Shred

Hello, sports fans!

For this episode, we take you out to Monday Night Shred in Union City—orchestrated by Wolves Den and Death Squad—for their tournament of champions. We’ll bring you play-by-play and in-depth commentary and more as three veteran rollerblading competition spectators decompress back at the Rock Town Garage.

Strap into your seats here, people, because if you’re not buckled up, the battle for the belt will blow your blades off.

In order of appearance: Joey Augustin, MC Challe Walle, Jeff Asi, Stephen “White Wolf” Babcock, Bryce Bonn, and Matt Bolger.  

Check out Wolves Den at wdnation.com.

To support the podcast, order goods from RockTownPress.com

Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_MNS.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:55am PDT
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#24: Bruce Bales and the Roller Hockey Dream Team

Bruce Bales is a rollerblader, photographer, videographer, and host of the Iowa River Rumble.

We talk about the zen art of blade maintenance, rollerblading as an art form, working for free, and drafting the USA vs. Canada Aggressive Roller Hockey Dream Teams.

You can check out some of Bruce’s work at vimeo.com/deft. Follow him as @D_E_F_T
Cover art by Joshua Cullen Photography.

To support the podcast, order goods from RockTownPress.com

Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_BruceBales.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT
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#23: Bfree, Omezzy, and the Oakland Blade Jam

Brian Freeman and Omar Onitveros run the Oakland Blade Jam, which returns to Town Park on Sept. 19. We talked about the upcoming contest, the rich history of competitions in the Bay Area, recruiting new bladers with skate demos, and more.

Please hashtag responsibility: #OaklandBladeJam2015

To support the podcast, order goods from RockTownPress.com.

Intro is “Devils Poker” and outro is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks. Music on the break was a segment of “Bay to L.A.” by the Grouch.

Direct download: RTP_OaklandBladeJam.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:28am PDT
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#22: Mike “Coach” Opalek

Mike Opalek was on the original Senate team, and has performed stunts in such 90s classics as Airborne, Brink, Double Dragon, and Batman and Robin.

From his front porch in Salt Lake City, Mike talks about rollerblading in the movie industry, being a blade coach, and, of course, making whiskey and beer. We end by hashing out possible plot points in the script for Airborne II and whether or not it could ever get made.

The alternate title to this podcast would have been “Ice Thug Life with Mike Opalek,” but we’re better than that.

Follow Mike on Instagram. He’s @opalek.

To support the podcast, check out RockTownPress.com

Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_Opalek.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:46am PDT
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#21: John Vossoughi, Tyler Noland, and Neil Chen

Tyler Noland, John Vossoughi, and Neil Chen are three master shredders exploring Montana by escaping wildfire in Glacier National Park, putting in long days skating in the hot sun, and soaking in hot tubs full of dudes.

This episode was recorded this on July 23, 2015, over a few pots of coffee and many cigarettes on the deck of a cabin just outside the Lolo National Forest.

To support the podcast, check out RockTownPress.com

Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_21Montana.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:08am PDT
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On Independence Day, host Brian Krans boarded up the Rock Town Garage to he kept his terrified dog, Friday, company as fireworks and gunfire lit up East Oakland. He talks past and present America, blade haters, being a blade ambassadors, and whether any of these podcasts have a point.

To support this podcast, buy something from RockTownPress.com. Use the promo code PODCAST to save 10 percent off your entire order.

Direct download: RTP_FourthofJuly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm PDT
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Brandon Ford is a staple of the Boston blading scene. He stopped by the Rock Town garage while driving across the U.S. for his moving company. We talked about blading in the Olympics, the Jenner effect, neighborhood crime, the power of good weed,  conspiracy theories regarding Middle Earth, the mindset of mass shooters, and dogs.

I had a good time hanging out with Brandon, so I hope you enjoyed the podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss out on future episodes of the Rock Town Podcast.

 

 

Direct download: RTP_BrandonFord.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:56pm PDT
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Skookum is an all-blader rock band from Oakland, comprised of Sean Salazar, Patrick Calilung, Brendan Tidd, and Brian Shima. Sean and Pat stopped by the Rock Town garage to talk about the meaning behind their name, picking a rock star death, and blading before playing. This podcast features music from their live set on May 27, 2015, at the Stork Club in Oakland, Calif.

Check out Skookum on Bandcamp and follow them on Instagram.

Support the Rock Town Podcast by subscribing on iTunes, Stitcher, or buying something from rocktownpress.com.

Direct download: RTP_Skookum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT
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#17: Chris Dafick

Chris Dafick is one of modern rollerblading’s most prolific nomads and currently en route to Spain. He stopped by the Rock Town garage to talk about blading, the Shredweiser life, the need to always keep moving, and looking up from your phone every once in a while.

Visit shredweiser.com and follow them on Instagram as @shredweiser.

Support this podcast by shopping at rocktownpress.bigcartel.com

 

Direct download: RTP_Dafick.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 6:34pm PDT
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#16: Assault Rifles & Pedophiles: An American Love Story

AR&P is Brian Krans' third novel. In this podcast, he talks about how his experiences working in retail and newspapers blend together to create what's been called a "masterfully developed plot with more unexpected twists than a Quentin Tarantino movie."

The book follows a cops and courts reporter who gets exclusive access to the trendy celebrity suicides as the world hangs on the brink of mass extinction.

You can read the first chapter of the book on Goodreads, order a physical copy from Rock Town (or a poster or a hat), or get a digital version from Amazon

Direct download: ARPodcast_Done.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 10:08am PDT
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