What Are You Listening To? Smack Daddy et al. by Nicholas Charest

Published on April 5th, 2013 | by Trigger Mortis

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Smack Daddy et al. by Nicholas Charest

Aural Fixation with Smack Daddy

Photo by Nicolas Charest for www.rollergirl.ca
by Trigger Mortis, Roller Derby Vet-At-Large
Announcer for Assassination City Roller Derby

Have you ever wondered what your favorite skaters listen to while they’re on the treadmill, cross-training, cleaning the house, walking the dog or mentally prepping for that monster tourney? Ever considered what soundtrack motivates a fantastic athlete to push it to that “Eye of the Tiger” next level, or what beats take them to their happy place away from it all? Well wonder no more! Tune in as longtime derby vet and Dallas-based DJ Trigger Mortis embeds herself in the derby combat zone, digs in and asks a different skater each week that all-important, ever-pressing question; What are you listening to right now?

This Week’s Featured Skater: Smack Daddy

The derby community has long suspected that Smack Daddy might be a superhero. Smack Daddy is a five season derby vet and skates for Montreal’s New Skids on the Block and Team Canada. And remember that little tourney called Blood And Thunder World Cup in 2011? Yeah, she won MVP of the tournament…but her world domination destiny doesn’t stop at derby alone. Prior to playing derby, she grew up playing soccer and won three National Gold medals.

Last season, however, she faced what some would view as a potential career-ender, but Smack Daddy saw it as a minor setback. “I broke my tibia and fibula and was back on skates within 4 months! And now I’m stronger than ever thanks to a hardcore training and nutrition plan.” I speculated that perhaps it could it be that one of her super powers is ultra fast healing, but Smack Daddy assures us that the answer is simple; “Training and sports have always been a huge part of my life.”

What else motivates this derby phenom?

“I have a massive crush on the derby community,” declares S-Diddy.

Right back atcha, Smack Daddy. Right back atcha…le sigh…(dramatic pause for daydreaming)

Smack Daddy- photo by Susan Moss.jpg

oh yes….the question….”SMACK DADDY, WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?”

GYM and PRE-GAME MUSIC (NSFW)
You Be Killin Em – Fabolous
I Fink U Freeky – Die Antwoord
I love It – Icona Pop
Triple Threat – Missy Elliot
Twerk – Lady
No Escapin This – the Beatnuts
Jerk It – Thunderheist
Boyfriend Justin Bieber – DADA LIFE REMIX
Let your Backbone Slide – Maestro Fresh-Wes (not available on Spotify playlist)

COOL DOWN and MOTIVATION
Same Love – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

VISUALIZING
A Real Hero – College feat. Electric Youth

Aural Fixation – What is Smack Daddy listening to?

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