Kurt Browning AOL Canada Chat - Unofficial Transcript
Transcript from the Kurt Klub
March 31, 1999
CLCDN DJ: Kurt! Welcome
BPerez: Hi Kurt!!! glad you got the know out of your skates!! :-)
... opps knot
SOI Kurt: I guess we are online now, Hello everybody
CLCDN DJ: Kurt so nice to see you here...how are you?
SOI Kurt: I am fine, looking forward to getting to Halifax. Hi
Deeber xo xo
CLCDN DJ: yes...gave you give us any sneak preview what to expect
on the Stars on Ice 1999 show?
SOI Kurt: Bogey get off the piano
SOI Kurt: I am going down to the States to see the show tomorrow,
it is a fast show. Lots of color in the costumes and more costumes
than any other Stars show ever
Question: Hi Kurt! I'm traveling from Long Island, NY to see you in
both Toronto and Hamilton. Will we get to see "Ain't no Sunshine"? See
SOI Kurt: Yes, Ain
SOI Kurt: oops
SOI Kurt: Yes you will, Christopher Dean helped with this number, and
it will be the first timeforit
SOI Kurt: ran out of room
SOI Kurt: Thank You for coming to Ontario to see our show
CLCDN DJ: we have a comment here from Amucl
Comment: Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you
signing and sending my picture back to me while you were staying at
the Shutters hotel and filming Raggedy Ann and Andy! love you lots..My
4 year old adores Kurt "Brownie"..LOL
SOI Kurt: Glad to hear that , great.. best wishes for you
Question: Kurt - It was great to see you out there taking on the
eligible skaters this year ... and beating them! :-) What are your
competition and SOI plans for next year?
SOI Kurt: Next year I will be competing, but much less, it is
amazing what the new skaters are doing and very difficult to stay up
with them. Will compete , hopefully, at worlds and at Canadian Pro as
Question: what is your favorite program and why.... and thanks for
getting me hooked on the Tragically Hip.....
SOI Kurt: I am glad you love the HIP too, I spread the word about
them as much as I can. My favorite program is Singing in the Rain, it
didn't seem real when we did it. Played hockey with the Tragically
Hip, for fun, in Calgary when they were on tour. Yahoo
CLCDN DJ: one of my favorites...Singing in the Rain... :)
SOI Kurt: ;):):)
Question: You started skating relatively later than most-do you
think that helped you or hurt you more??
SOI Kurt: I started when I was around 10 - 11, not too late, but I
started doing the big jumps much later than the guys do now. Was
talking to Takeshi about when he started quads ... it is so young now.
Question: Who has been a big influence in your life...
SOI Kurt: Off the ice I would say it is the people around me, my
Mom and Dad, my wife and my friends. Kevin Albrecht my agent has had a
great and positive role in my life and on the ice....??? Sandra Bezic,
Scott, Brian Orser.. lots of people :)
Question: Hiya Kurt:) This is Laboni. You never cease to amaze me
by what you can do on a slippery surface:) Are there any themes or
types of music that you still wish to explore?
SOI Kurt: Want everybody to know that I am doing my own typing, ta
SOI Kurt:I would like to explore comedy more, I really love my new
character the clown, we named him Ragadin after the music .. want to
do more in the future. Chris Dean put together a number for Tara's tv
special, a duet for both of us, it is Spanish and we will TRY to do it
CLCDN DJ: Amcul would like to ask you how your mother is, we all
SOI Kurt: Thank You for asking about her.... Yesterday she went
home for the first time in about two months. She has been in the
hospital recovering from a big operation to remove some cancer in her
bowels. It was very very difficult and hard on her, but she is cheery
and happy to be home I will do a special number for her in Edmonton or
Calgary as a gift to make her feel special.
CLCDN DJ: We all wish her well Kurt..and a speedy recovery
Question: Out of all of your accomplishments in your carreer, what
has been the most meaningful?
SOI Kurt: Yikes, what a question. As a kid growning up, I tried to
think of ways to get into the Guiness Book, and so for fun getting
into that book is very special,,,, but winning worlds in Halifax will
remain as one of my favorite skating moments
Question: Will you be doing another Snowden sequel?
SOI Kurt: I would love to do another one, the people at Target
Stores down in the USA are some of the nicest people to work with. I
love that we get to talk in the skating specials, almost like
Question: How old were you (and what level) when you became serious
SOI Kurt: have I become serious about skating yet?
Question: Kurt, I am skating in a carnival in Burlington, ontario
this weekend and Josee Chouinard is our guest skater. Any messages for
SOI Kurt: Tell her to take care of her foot as she has been injured
Question: Kurt do you plan on performing for much longer? It must
be very hard being away from your wife for such long periods of
time. You will be greatly missed, the day you decide to stop
SOI Kurt: I am in the middle of making some very big decisions
about the future and what I should do with it. Am thinking about the
next few years, thinking about family more than skating this past
year. Might slow down from competitions but I think this old body has
a coupld of good years left. Maybe that is why I am getting into
comedy, easier than triple axels... but the falls .... ouch. Prat
Falls I meant,, :):)
CLCDN DJ: :)
Question: Have you finally gotten your boots broken in properly? I
have the same problem. Any suggestions?
SOI Kurt: I suggest wearing running shoes. No, I am still having
trouble with my right foot, always the right foot, and i will be
seeing some specialists about it after tour. i hope it helps. I guess
I could do a whole show ont he left foot ??? Nah
CLCDN DJ: Kurt you are probably the only skater I know that could
pull off a one skate performance
Question: Kurt if you could give one piece of advice to a young
skater today what would it be?
SOI Kurt: A piece of advice... Gary Beacom gave a young skater some
advice once.. it was... to always take your gaurds off before you get
on the ice. I would say, try to remember why you do it, skating happy
is easier,, much easier
SOI Kurt: My fingers are getting tired from this.... whew
Question: Hi Kurt Do you ever perform "Lightning Crashes" from Live
any more? I believe I only saw it once on a Televised competion.
SOI Kurt: Hi everyone at AOL... Thank You for sponsoring our tour
again this year... xo xo. Shameless Plug.. sorry
CLCDN DJ: :)
SOI Kurt: I have performed that one only 3or 4 times, some programs
just get used more than others. That one is sooo loud, it worked great
for the Rock n Roll show though :)
CLCDN DJ: Don't forget to see the Stars on Ice schedule...at
Keyword Stars on Ice..for a show near you
SOI Kurt: Yes, of course please come to the show and see if I can
keep up to Tara Lipinski or not ??
Question: Kurt, how long did it take you to learn how to land an
SOI Kurt: single axel, one day. double axel , one summer with a
broken tailbone. triple axel, after going to worlds in 87 I watched
lots of other guys land theirs and so I went home and three days later
I landed mine, I still am trying to learn it now
Question: Kurt, are you looking forward to skating in the new Air
Canada Centre for the Toronto shows?
SOI Kurt: I am lucky, I got to be in the opening of the AC Centre,
on my hockey skates. Sandra Bezic put together the opening night
before the first Leaf game, it was great fun. I was very nervous. to
answer your question, yes,,, I hope the ice is good.
CLCDN DJ: Kurt you nervous? I can't imagine..you always look so
calm..what do you do to calm your nerves?
SOI Kurt: I keep thinking that the people out there watching want
to watch, it helps
Question: I love your radar love program -- is Doug Ladret going to
be doing more choreography? He did a great job!!!
SOI Kurt: I will tell Doug that, he and Tuffy were going to do that
number and it did work out for them, I wanted to skated to the music
and so jumped on the chance and thought Doug would have a great feel
for the music, very laid back and cool. would like to work with Doug
Question: Kurt what did you think of the Mens competition at Worlds
SOI Kurt: Wow, I am amazed at the guys , but I have to admit that I
did not see the event. Forgot to set the VCR... oops. I wonder who
would have won in Ilia would have been there ?
Question: My son wants to know if you can do a quad flip, or is a
toe the easiest quad?
SOI Kurt: I have always thought that flip and lutz were much harder
than any axel any day. every skater has their favorite jumps, they
don't always like the easy one, BUT, I would say Quad Toe is truly the
Question: Kurt, I was at World Pros this year and got to see you
receive the ASW Award. What an honor!! How did you feel?
SOI Kurt: Silly in my clown outfit, but very very happy. I have to
tell you that being pro has been so great, getting to compete with
everybody, and I mean everybody in the world and doing shows. Making
people smile. Winning that award was fun, the trophy has real blades
under it... I am going to put the ones that were under my feet when I
received the award under the trophy to remember.
SOI Kurt: whew, next question,,,
Question: ~ What other sports besides skating do you enjoy watching
SOI Kurt: I talk too much , sorry
SOI Kurt: Latey, I have been playing hockey, we just got knocked
out of the finals. It is a no checking league just for fun, Right
CLCDN DJ: :) your doing wonderful...I can see your fingers most
move almost as fast as your feet
SOI Kurt: And of course I golf badly as much as I can
SOI Kurt: 99% in typing, grade seven ta da
CLCDN DJ: :)
Question: Kurt - Who is Bogey? And what is he doing on the piano
SOI Kurt: Bogey is my friends cat, and it scratched their new piano
the other day, I know they are listening and I ask them to forgive
their cat. xo
SOI Kurt: Cali say HI to Bogey
CLCDN DJ: can you tell us a little bit about the theme for this
years stars on ice?
SOI Kurt: The theme for Stars...
SOI Kurt: thinking
SOI Kurt: thinking
SOI Kurt: thinking
SOI Kurt: it isn't the normal Theme show. We do not really have the
usual one style of music. Lot's of original music this year. Of course
there will be clowns, lots and lots of clowns. Steven glows in the
dark. Tara and I do a duet... wish me luck. no hockey skates this
year. I was not in the show in the States this year, and so do not
know as much as I usually do about the show,, sorry. I will have to
learn the show in Halifax
BPerez: Hey everyone ... Kurt has asked me to mention that we will
have a special photo for you to download. It is a collage of photos
from Serenade to Sonia ( the number ). It will be available soon AT
keyword Stars on Ice.
SOI Kurt: I made it myself, scotch tape does wonders. :)
CLCDN DJ: Kurt can you tell us a little bit about the cast on the
Stars on Ice..?
SOI Kurt: Tara Lapinski, Kurt, Josie Chouinard, Steve Cousins, Meno
and Sand ( pair ), Brian Orser, Lloyd and Isa, and Lu Chen. I hope I
didn't miss anybody. Shae and Vic... just kidding. Can forget our
SOI Kurt: Hi everyone at WAWW
CLCDN DJ: Kurt its been our pleasure having you here tonight...and
on behalf of AOL and the members, we thank you.
SOI Kurt: Again, Thank You AOL. We would not be going out to see
the people without your help. Thank You to the folks who come to see
us,, it gets very lonely out on the ice without you
CLCDN DJ: Thanks Kurt...can hardly wait for the Stars on Ice to
come to Vancouver
BPerez: Remember the special photo will be available soon Keyword
Stars on Ice
CLCDN DJ: Goodnight everyone...remember to check out the schedules
at Keyword: Stars on Ice and on behalf of Canada AOL ..we thank you
for coming this evening.