Thursday, March 10, 2011

Russia: The Gift That Keeps on Giving (Or: WOW!)

Johnny skates to Dima Bilan's "Safety,"
St. Petersburg, Russia, March 8, 2011.
Photo by Tatiana Edrenkina, who rocks. Wow.

Yay! He's home! And I'm glad he's back safe and sound and I hope he can get some really good sleep in his own bed yada yada yada but honestly I hardly had time to even glance up when his tweet came through because OH. MY. GOD. THE. PHOTOS. AND. VIDS. FROM. RUSSIA.

Wow: The Sequel. Johnny performs Heartbroken,
St. Petersburg, Russia, March 8, 2011. Photo by Thallja,
who has a truly amazing photo gallery.
Tatiana notes that, in honor of International Women's Day
and "all his ladies," Johnny wore a pink headband
instead of the black one that is usually part of this costume.
A thoughtful and heartfelt Son of Wow to this.

So I think he's home for a week, and then he's off to Japan to commentate on Worlds for JSports which is not actually a media outlet available to me here through Children of the Corn Cable Company, so some of us have been wistfully looking for a possible livestream which thus far has not been a successful venture SWEET WEIRSUS HERE'S SOME EXCELLENT VIDEO:

Beautiful every time. Oh, and there's a funny story
about the music for this performance,
which is to say that there wasn't any--until Tatiana
raced across St. Petersburg and saved the day.
Read her Facebook Note about her adventures in Weirdom
that ended with a thank-you tweet from Johnny!

So anyway: There also are some new items on his Events page, including the annual Skating With the Stars Gala, a fundraising event for the wonderful Figure Skating in Harlem organization! This is happening at Trump Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, April 4, from 6 to 9 pm, and it's one of those deals where if you go, you get to Skate. With. Him. Which once again leaves me feeling like if my life were one of those mall maps, everything I want to do is happening at the part of the mall that's farthest from where I am, which is staring uncomprehendingly at the "You Are Here" icon which is actually somewhere outside the mall near the dumpsters and the entrance the rats normally use OMG HAVE YOU SEEN THIS VIDEO AND NO I DON'T CARE THAT HE HAD A SLIGHT FALL EARLY IN THE PERFORMANCE IT HAPPENS TO THE BEST OF THEM (OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE IT JUST HAPPENED TO HIM) BUT WHATEVER THIS COSTUME:

Wow III: Electric Boogaloo.
I really like his interpretation of the song,
especially the ending.



What was I saying? Oh, yes, the big news: Pop Star On Ice is finally out on DVD!! You can order it from the Pop Star On Ice website (you also can follow them on Twitter: @PopStarOnIce). Of course it doesn't matter that I already have it on iTunes and on my TiVo. It's a DVD. Hello. ALSO THIS BEHIND-THE-SCENES GALLERY ON FACEBOOK OUGHT TO BE OUT ON DVD AS WELL. I LOVE THE RUSSIAN FANS. LOVE THEM.

So wow, wow, wow, and wow some more. We have just an embarrassment of riches from Russia that really has left me little time to pay any attention to whatever what's-his-name is actually doing now that's he's back (hopefully he's just sleeping anyway) because Tatiana keeps posting stuff and now I'm Stuck. On. This. Photo.

Yeah. If you need me, I'll just be over here whispering, "Wow ..." repeatedly to myself ...

Very special thanks to all the Russian fans
who have so generously posted pics and vids
in so many places that I can't even keep up.
You are all fabulous!!

Yes, Ice Dreams is happening again
in Bensenville, IL, on April 30!
Watch for ticket and VIP info coming soon (I hope!)
on Johnny's website and the Ice Dreams Facebook page!
Young skaters: Sign up here to audition!

Please help Johnny meet his goal
of raising $10,000 for breast cancer research
by visiting his donor page! Any amount
you can give will help Skate for Hope
in the fight against cancer.
You also can get tickets NOW to see Johnny
perform in Skate for Hope on
Saturday, June 18, in Columbus, OH!
(Same weekend as the Annually Awesome

Johnny tweeted recently:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

Yes! You can own a fine art print of Johnny
perfect for any/every room in the house!
Prints of artist Peter Jurik's "Showtime!"
are available for purchase from his website.
More info here!

copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Anonymous said...

Thanks MM and Russian fans for sharing this!!! A-Mazing, loved the costumes so much, that safety costume is gorgeous!! LOVE!! and of course LOVE Johnny's incredibly beautiful skating! ♥♥♥

very excited about Worlds and praying that someone can get a link to Johnny's commentary! #mustseeit! or maybe universal sports will somehow decide to pay for the rights to air it? I tweeted their skating acct to ask, but you know how well my tweets to universal sports have gone lately so...Hoping something surfaces!


aaaack said...

Thank you, Tatiana, Thallja, Variniya, and all the other Russian kittens for their wonderful pictures and contributions. You rock! Thanks, Tatiana, for your heroic music quest.

Misfit Mimes, we're very grateful for your investing your time and talent in pulling all this together.

PumaJ said...

Sigh...My day has been vastly improved by reading your blog this morning:-) Thank you for bringing us such fabulousness!

Annie said...


I think that's all I got today. But...


WheresMyKoppy said...

Thank you so much MM for another wonderful blog! And yes, the Russian fans are so generous! Love the photos and the videos!

Maggie St. said...

and Thanks.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

YAY! thank you soooooooooo much to whoever took the video of Safety - the last time he skated it, the camera wasn't on him enough. it was awesome to see the whole thing. truly a beautiful skate!

and Johnny + Stefan dance = la la la happiness!

gotta run and download all of this to my phone & ipod . . . thank you to MM and all the lovely, lovely Russian fans!