Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Lexxandra, Mar 11, 2011.
Direct link: http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/post/3531/why-not-competing-year
Why do people care about these trivial things? Is it because they don't love lives of their own?
I don't love lives of my own. But how many people really do love lives of their own?
^^ Guess that's why so many of us are fated to come back again and again to new lives, in the hope of getting something right, or at the least learning how to love for the tiny possibility of evolving toward helping to achieve world peace.
The conversation ^^^ is getting too complicated for me simpleton. 'World peace', 'do and do not love lives of their own' ....
Nevermind, ignorance is bliss.
Bumping up this thread to re-post:
ETA link to his currently scheduled public appearances through June: http://www.figureskatersonline.com/johnnyweir/home/events/
Bumping this up simply because I really liked Johnny's column this week in the Falls Church News Press.
Johnny’s World: Привет: Part 1
When you merge your life with someone else’s, there are all sorts of things you must learn and change – either about...
On Sunday, Johnny and a handful of local LGBTQ and ally movers and shakers will be honored at the Delaware Valley Legacy Funds (DVLF) annual HEROES event. Weir will receive the DVLFs National HERO award during the main event.
EDIT: via Twitter...
Related Q&A: http://blogs.phillymag.com/gphilly/2013/05/16/15-questions-u-s-figure-skating-champ-johnny-weir/
I like his last full paragraph of his latest Falls Church News Press blog: Johnny’s World: Gossip Folks
^^ Ha, ha, yes!
All the gossip I've heard from people who've actually met Johnny or who know people who know him intimately, is that Johnny is indeed a nice person no matter the high level scrutiny, judged-to-be poor choices he's made, the personal mistakes he's revealed in his bio, and how often some people have negative gossipy things to say about him.
As always, what we project onto others reveals more about our own personalities and ways of looking at the world.
Johnny with his award (from Victor's twitter)
Thank you for fixing my link once again, for some reason no matter what I do, I couldn't get the link to post properly from my laptop.
from Victor Weir-Voronov twitter, Johnny, Victor and Pennsylvania congressman Brian Simms‏
This is actually from a charity event Johnny attended Thursday night.
Victor Weir-Voronov ‏@Vweirvoronov 16 May
@ViscardiCenter great night. Great cause. Great pic. http://pic.twitter.com/Xf90C2xg6C
Congrats to Johnny, well deserved honor and award!
Johnny's latest column:
Johnny's World: The Impossible Dream
Johnny answers the question "How do you pick your music?" in his 6/17 blog entry for TeamUSA.org: http://www.teamusa.org/Team-USA-Winter-Bloggers/Johnny-Weir/The-Beat-Goes-On
Videos and photos from the "Ice Dreams" show in Oakland, CA are posted in the event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-CA-(June-2)&p=3933790&viewfull=1#post3933790
Ditto for the 4 "Artistry on Ice" shows in Taiwan and China: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...0-14-amp-16)&p=3934853&viewfull=1#post3934853
I loved Johnny's answer, I could never understand elite level skaters who when asked how they chose their music would answer that the choreographer sent over three choices and they picked one. Music should be a personal choice which would allow the skater to interpret the music and express their feelings, not showcase what was the choreographer's favorite.
Depends a lot on how the skater (assuming they are at elite level) has been bought up. Many skaters aren't taught to think, they just do. Johnny is very unique (thank goodness) and I would imagine be in the minority of competitive skaters who totally have 100% say in their own music. Obviously the skater has to like the choice of music, but much can be done (if the athlete is the right one) to choose something musically that they may not have chosen for themselves.
^^ Yes, ITA. Some skaters may not be very musically inclined, but yet may begin to develop a better feel for what music works for them and inspires them. Similarly, some skaters do not have natural ability to express and interpret the music, but perhaps can begin to develop in that area through working with a coach and a choreographer who help them grow with their music choices and choreographic challenges.
Johnny Weir-Voronov ‏@JohnnyGWeir 8h
What a glorious day! #DOMA struck down by Supreme Court as unconstitutional! A huge thank you to all those who fought for us & supported us.
Johnny's new blog for Team USA
Can't wait to see what he comes up with for Hanyu.
Johnny's new article
Very eloquent blog - well done, Johnny!
Is he still planning on competing this season? Haven't heard anything regarding that lately...