Hello to all,
We are in the midst of a heatwave once again in NYC. It’s 82 degrees at 6am and it is heading to 96 today. But the Freestyle Forecast calls for it to get hotter in a couple of weeks and a bit of explanation is due. One of the very serious topics of conversation ’round these parts is reflected in a simple statement:
Jams Need Women!!!!
There has been a surplus of testosterone among our Plastic Peeps on our Green Beach. Thankfully that is about to change. After protracted negotiations over the course of several years, the Hard Corps of the Big Apple has finally landed a Big Fish from the Northwest. And we’re not talking about a salmon from the Copper River either.
Once upon a time a Beast came to the East. With him came much Shredful behavior. And it was Good. When the Board met the following year, a nomination was made for a charter member of the XX chromosome Jam Squad often sighted near Green Lake. Alas, t’was not to be.
Time passed and a young apprentice named Emma journeyed to New York to study at Columbia. She’d been playing Ultimate for a while but a sparkle in her eye indicated that her passion for plastic would not be sated by just one discipline. We lucked out because she joined (not so) Young James and (not so) Young Daniel in a quest to raise a ruckus within the ranks of the those of us born in the Crustaceous Era.
When we asked where she learned to play, she spoke of her hometown of Seattle and The Beast of course. Then she whispered the name of a Sage, one who schooled her in the ways of The Flow. “Mary Lowry”, she said.
Ahhh, it all became clear now. As Sir Douglas of Fresh told it, Mary was one of the coolest folks to hang with and a great player to boot. A new invitation was extended, but again the timing was off.
Good things come to those who wait. There was a Tremor in the Force when Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars were in alignment a few months ago and the Tribe’s request was granted. The All*Star Thursday Guest Jammer Initiative is hosting yet another World Champion, this time fresh off of a wonderful performance at the instantly legendary U.S. Open Overall Flying Disc Championship at Santa Barbara last month.
We are so Blessed to have Mary Elizabeth Lowry coming to the Baked Apple. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE who come in contact with her, says she is a better person than she is a Jammer. That is saying something.
For those who are not able to hop across the pond to Rimini for the 2012 FPA World Championships (Good Luck to All who are competing!), there is going to be a major ShredFest right here in NYC on August 2nd. Soooooo…
Are YOU Comin’ Down?
Peace Out, Yo!
P.S. The All*Star Thursday Chronicles are on back order. Your intrepid scribe has limited bandwidth and has been writing like mad for the gig. We have had many visitors come to town, including Petri, Rick Williams, and Alan C. our resident Guest Jammer, among many others. I will be doing some updates over the next few days. Thanks for your patience.
Photo Credits to Rick Lebeau, Lori Daniels, and Mary Mowry via FB. If the proper person is not cited her, please let me know and I will fix it immediately.
Woo-Hoo! great writing and enjoy the zz’s. I wish I could join, but fortunes are still turning for the better. From Bad. to Good. To NY in the future. Thanks for the prose!
Thanks so much for this wonderful write up! I am so psyched to be invited to NYC and to get to hang out with you and the gang! The firing up has begun!