Tidbits from Kurt's AOL Chat
from April 11, 2001
AOL never released an official chat transcript for this chat, so
here are some tidbits that I remember from the chat on April 11.
Nyah is now Kurt's last program of the evening in CSOI. told again
how it's got no jumps b/c he asked roberto halfway through where they
were going to put in a jump or spin and he said, do we have to? he
said he thought about it and then said no, i guess not. said sandra
bezic saw the program and gave it a thumbs up. Someone asked if he
did any special training or muscle conditioning to prepare for the
number.. he laughed at that and then said well he is trying to stay in
shape since all he wears is a tank top.... and pants. said roberto
campanelli was a very neat, fun guy, dances with sonia...he likes
working with him...
Kurt's skating to Bring Him Home in CSOI - as he said, new
choreography to old music, but he's using the Gary Morris recording,
said that Gary Morris recorded that with just a guitar in his home.
Said he'd performed the role for years and that he had a great voice
and was a great guy but he wouldn't want to make him mad...there was
some other stuff here but I forget exactly what it was.
Josee is doing a cowgirl number, apparently, and they're working on
something right now where they tie each other in ropes but he wouldn't
say more at that point (said jokingly) after don't fence me
in... guess that's to replace Let 'Er Rip. No word on whether Sin
Wagon still going. Later said he was looking forward to this little
thing with Josee.
Chairmen - Denis will replace Ilia in Canada. No big injuries
unless you count dropping Renee Roca on her chin and splitting it
open. they like performing it but practicing it makes his thighs
Someone asked about his relationship/friendship with Tara. He said
he sometimes calls her TT, she's an interesting person - very
talented, still has a lot to learn, feels like he's her big
brother... said that he really enjoys skating with her and lifting her
... said they feel like they have a connection...
Someone asked him about future music. he said he didn't know, you
never know where your musical inspirations will come from. did say he
wants to do another tragically hip song. also said he has a song that
ed robertson from the barenaked ladies wrote for him on a guitar in
his house right in front of him, and that he wants to use that...maybe
in his dance special.
someone asked him about his future and how long he'll be in SOI.
he completely didn't answer it for TSOI, said that he hopes CSOI will
go on for years yet, b/c it's become such a big part of his life and
he guesses he will continue to be involved with it as long as he feels
like he can contribute... even if it's just choreographing a few years
down the line. didn't give any time frames though.
someone asked him how he thought SOI would change without Scott.
Said honestly CSOI will be fine, though he hopes Scott can come up and
skate for the skate-hungry Canadians as often as possible... said SOI
in the States will have to undergo many changes, cast and management
trying to work that out. said something about having more media
responsibilities (this was brought up earlier in reference to his
leadership role, his response was slightly odd about that, you can
read it in the transcript).
someone asked if he enjoyed his media responsibilities. he said
some more than others... doesn't really like having to go to a loud
radio station at 6:45AM same day as travel and show, but prefers that
to skating to an arena that's 25% full.
someone asked him about quads and landing them. he said he, ilia, and
steven cousins were trying quads one day. steve came really really
close to landing a clean quad salchow (i had no idea he could do
those!), ilia landed several beautiful quad toes, and he inspired
them. then he said, yes he can still do them on a good day and still
occasionally lands them in practice... said he was landing them in
practice in December at a competition while Timothy and Todd weren't.
Said that was a bit of a boast from an old man.
someone asked why ilia cut his hair. he said it was to show
friendship/teammanship (is that even a word?) for scott in his last
tour. said that ilia likes it and he doesn't think he'll grow it back
someone asked him last night how he felt about getting the Walk of
Fame star, and he said that it was really neat, it was a really
hands-on kind of award in that people can actually go see it and touch
it and look at it and think of you... I think what he said actually
sounded nicer than that though =).
someone asked about choreographing Sin Wagon... he said that he
thinks the other skaters thought he was nuts for making them do all
those fast steps. He said that Michael Siebert thought he might enjoy
doing the Western theme and that it was fun. As for future
oh, and he was watching an Edmonton Oilers game during the chat =).