Downtown Jason Brown - Let the Good Times Roll (uber thread #2)

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Re-posting from the Fantasy on Ice shows thread in GSD:
I think this fan's post says that Jason's first number was "I Lived" (from SOI) and his second was to a live performance by Seiko Niizuma: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce_yOn-vupd/
ETA that Jason tweeted 3 photos [from Kobe]: https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1538666482691100672
The FoI skaters are staying in what looks like a beautiful, tranquil ryokan (Japanese-style inn) in Shizuoka -- think this is a tree on the grounds: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfIL-1-JWkL/

Jason shared 9 photos from the 2014 & 2022 Olympics for #OlympicDay today: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfJlYrfFAvt/

Fan Zone article by Jillian L. Martinez:
 

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Jason did a Fan Q&A in Kobe (9 mins.) that was uploaded today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6IZ_9DYG8k

He said the Fantasy on Ice organizers requested that he perform "I Lived" for the first 2 shows in Kobe and then "Sinnerman" for the 3rd show. "Memory" is the name of the song performed live by Seiko Niizuma (Jason's 2nd solo in Kobe).

ETA that Jason has shared 4 backstage photos at the "Final Fantasy On Ice Show Today!": https://www.instagram.com/p/CfP7lTThK8K/
 
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Thanks @YukiNieve for tweeting this 35-second Japanese news clip of Jason teaching at a junior high school in Toyohashi for a day :): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYbEY__5PBc

Jason tweeted these photos:

He also met up with Satoko and ate well (10 photos): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfck3TYrYo-/
He tweeted some of the same pics: https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1542639348197343244

And visited the same Ronald McDonald House in Nagoya that he had visited 5 years ago: https://www.instagram.com/p/CfYyRcBL2h5/ & https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1542089797321510912
His retweet: https://twitter.com/dmh_nagoya/status/1542051959557214208

ETA that I didn't see this video posted here ... GLAAD uploaded this chat with Jason back on March 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az6QFL7T3wc
 
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Rohene posted this photo from yesterday ("Thanks to @jasonbskates for popping in to take edge class and power with kids this Friday!!! Like old times!!!"): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cfgx8XfLs3z/

Jason is on the cover of the summer issue of NS Modern Luxury magazine ("A curated guide to arts & culture + food & fashion in Chicago’s North Shore"): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cd-850zO5x0/

He tweeted 3 photos: https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1543224128538279936

He answers 5 questions on page 136: https://digital.modernluxury.com/publication/?m=24659&i=748411&p=138
Last one:
What's next for you?
I'd love to know the answer to that! Being a post-Olympic year, I'll probably do some shows, travel and teach some seminars, and take a break of sorts to decompress after such an intense competitive season. From there, I have lots of decisions I will have to make, but will try to give myself time to figure that out.
 

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Daniel Grassl recently toured around Chicago, guided by Jason: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cfv9B2IItln/

Jason is the choreographer of Daniel's new SP! https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf1LpdFu7eV/
I’m super happy to announce that my new short program is gonna be choreographed by @jasonbskates stay tuned and follow The Ice Show in japan to find out the music. I really enjoyed working with you and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Jason's post: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf1VqUeOOGd/
 

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Looks like Jason currently is enjoying some down time in Máncora, Peru, following his August 3-4 seminar in Lima - highlights reel shared by perusobrehielo: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cg2syi7AN7w/

He has another trip to Japan coming up for Friends on Ice, August 26-28 - GSD thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...n-japan-august-26-28-in-shin-yokohama.109718/

He will join Alysa for the final show of Sun Valley's summer show season on Friday, Sept. 2 - ticket info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sun-va...22-alysa-liu-jason-brown-tickets-356694612187

ETA on August 12 - and back to Japan in October! :)
 
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RIVERDANCE with Shae-Lynn Bourne at "Friends on Ice" in Japan!:encore:https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ch45MbsD3oh/

"We came to play! Such a fun day at the US Open with @poloralphlauren! 🎾" (4 photos tweeted yesterday) https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1565435567231213568

Clips from Jason's Sun Valley outdoor ice practice earlier today: https://twitter.com/jasonbskates/status/1565714749031006208

Just saw Sun Valley's Instagram story about a "significant mechanical issue" this morning and tonight's final ice sdhow of the summer season had to be cancelled. :(
 

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Copying over to this thread:
Jason got a well-deserved standing ovation.
"The Impossible Dream" skated as as FS at Japan Open! :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyAWa2ppYHg

Team USA finished 2nd in the team standings - Jason shared more photos after the medal ceremony: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjcZyvauhJk/

Photos from Day 1 practice in Saitama: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjaYsl_B5cr/
Closeups of his costume: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjb7HwDrdNw/

Jason's reel video on his preparations for the Japan Open: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjXr2JwB0Rg/

Next up - 3 Stars on Ice shows in Hachinohe on October 9 & 10: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjYMsb2Opaz/
 
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I really don't want to think about Jason retiring from competitive skating. He brings something unique to the ice that has me watching his routines again and again, even when they aren't perfect from a technical standpoint.
 

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I really don't want to think about Jason retiring from competitive skating. He brings something unique to the ice that has me watching his routines again and again, even when they aren't perfect from a technical standpoint.

I don't think JB has a choice! He can't keep up technically! Artistic scores can't save him if other skaters performing multi-quads! :rolleyes:
 

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I don't think JB has a choice! He can't keep up technically! Artistic scores can't save him if other skaters performing multi-quads! :rolleyes:
And yet, I really enjoy his skating and remember a lot of his performances. Many of the guys that do quads are not all that interesting. Quads just did not happen for him and he should not be mocked for this, IMHO.
 

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And yet, I really enjoy his skating and remember a lot of his performances. Many of the guys that do quads are not all that interesting. Quads just did not happen for him and he should not be mocked for this, IMHO.

Who's mocking? These are facts! I can watch him perform Schindler's List over & over, but he isn't going to win anything w/ it! :40beers:
 

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Brown was one 3S instead of a 2S away from 4th overall over three clean-, one "q"- and one "<"- quad Yuzuru Hanyu and a two clean-, one "<"-quad Cha in Beijing. Only five Men who placed below him didn't have quads in the SP, and only three didn't have quads in the FS, and some had multiple quads in the FS, yet he placed higher than they. His FS in the Men's Event was 12+ higher than Zhou's one clean-, one "q", two "<"-quad FS in the Team Event.

They didn't win anything, either. (ETA: Except Zhou, and it wasn't because his performance was stellar.)
 
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I really don't want to think about Jason retiring from competitive skating. He brings something unique to the ice that has me watching his routines again and again, even when they aren't perfect from a technical standpoint.
I wish that there were good pro skating competitions that focused on things other than jumps. At the peak of pro skating in the U.S., it got a bit crazy. There were almost too many events. But, it would be great if people like Jason and Nathan and Hanyu had events to compete in. Between injuries and age and focusing on college, doing tons of difficult jumps isn't realistic for these guys, but they still could put out programs that fans would enjoy.

I don't think we've seen all that Jason has to offer artistically and we might see some even greater programs if he did not have to do so many jumps.
 

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I wish that there were good pro skating competitions that focused on things other than jumps. At the peak of pro skating in the U.S., it got a bit crazy. There were almost too many events. But, it would be great if people like Jason and Nathan and Hanyu had events to compete in. Between injuries and age and focusing on college, doing tons of difficult jumps isn't realistic for these guys, but they still could put out programs that fans would enjoy.

I don't think we've seen all that Jason has to offer artistically and we might see some even greater programs if he did not have to do so many jumps.

There are plenty of tours Jason can sign up to mesmerize the masses, but real competition should be behind him! :rolleyes: :scream::2faced::wall:
 

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And yet, I really enjoy his skating and remember a lot of his performances. Many of the guys that do quads are not all that interesting. Quads just did not happen for him and he should not be mocked for this, IMHO.
Yes. I recognize that his jump content isn't quite up to par by today's standards. But I enjoy his performances so much more than most of the multi-quad skaters. And I'm sad that we won't be able to see him skate very often anymore, once he makes it official. Opportunities to watch skating beyond competition are virtually nonexistent in the U.S., aside from SOI. There are tours, but not here.
 

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Jason will be skating to Melancholy for the short program and The Impossible Dream for the long program.
What a great read! I love his attitude. I'm glad we'll be able to see more skating from him and that he's given himself permission to try something without knowing whether it will work out well and without putting an insane amount of pressure on himself.
 

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I loooooooooooved Melancholy on sight when he debuted it all the way back at Peggy Fleming Trophy in 2020, and was disappointed he didn't use it that season, and then again during the Olympic season either. I think it's the most natural choreography for him, it lends him just as much warmth as he lends it.
 

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Jason is the guest on today's special episode of the "This Week in Skating" podcast! :)

ETA:

Jason mentioned he will be flying directly from San Jose after Nationals to the "Art of Ice" shows in Switzerland (February 2-12, 2023) for 2 weeks - his participation was announced on artonicemagic's Instagram account on Nov. 11: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ck0up1nIbVc/

He says he is "not going to Nationals to make the World team" but "if I was selected for the World team I would love to go and compete in Japan."
 
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