Saturday, April 16, 2011

"If Angels Can Skate, They Do It As Johnny Does"

This beautiful headline comes to us from Luisa Lotka, my dear Czech Republic friend on Twitter and FB, who saw Johnny in the "Edge of Heaven" show in Prague Friday night.

She also wrote: "Just returned home from the show. My soul and heart are full of love, beauty and sparkles, my head is empty."

Yes. This.

And by the modern miracle of YouTube, here is a glimpse of what she experienced--a tiny slice from the edge of heaven, where the angels skate as Johnny does....

Johnny's "Heartbroken" performance in Prague.

Johnny's "Bad Romance" from Prague.

We also are lucky enough to have another brief clip from Thursday's Kings On Ice in Budapest, in which Johnny skates to a performance by the amazing violinist Edvin Marton. Thank you to Krisztina Gurga of the "Kings On Ice Hungary" Facebook group for the video, and to Tatiana Edrenkina for first posting it to Johnny's fan page!

UPDATE: More video of Johnny skating to Edvin Marton!
(Because we can never have too many videos of this or of anything Johnny, really....)

And, because a rainy Saturday makes for a perfect afternoon to spend at the movies with Johnny, here's one more, a lovely new montage that I found in one of my YouTube searches, simply titled, "Johnny Weir--My Inspiration."

Lost in translation no more: Hey, remember this link from yesterday? Kind reader Vicky Klinko, whom I met at Ice Dreams last year and who speaks Hungarian (!), offered to translate for us so we could know what was really said at the press conference in Budapest(thank you SO much, Vicky!). Click here to read why Johnny wore his Sochi jacket, how he feels about not skating competitively this past year, and who he thinks will win at Worlds ...

~ Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you ~
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For more ways to pitch in, please see this article.

Yes, Ice Dreams is happening again
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For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to
the Japanese Red Cross.
More info on the Ice Dreams website;
tickets are still available!

Yes! At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

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!

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


Peace said...

What a beautiful montage, and feeling so lucky to be alive with the internet, and Johnny & you and folks like Luisa and Vicky that keep the love network of info flowing. <3

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

love the videos, but i'm just too tired to make out what the announcer & Johnny are saying at the end. i'll come back after i get some sleep and listen again . . .

btw, even if angels can skate, i think they prob stop skating to watch him and maybe even take notes. <(~.~)>


aaaack said...

Thank you, Luisa, Krisztina, Tatiana, Natali, Vicky, and Binky, for your memorable words, translations, and this extraordinary footage.

Hungary and the Czech Republic have suffered so much in their past history. Here's hoping that Hungarians and Czechs now can enjoy permanent peace, the many blessings of democracy and the fruits of their incredibly talented people.

Debora Walsh said...

Thanks for posting on a Saturday, Binks! Although I read every blog you gift us with, my new work digs aren't condusive to my being able to respond...and I miss being able to tell you how much I love your blog, and Johnny!

Thank you Hungarian & Czech fans for the photos and these lovely performances...and the "Johnny Weir, My Inspiration" video bring tears to my eyes, both joyful and painful.

I was lucky enough to view the video of Edvin Marton and Johnny performing in Budapest. If only the collective conscious could elevate itself to this level of expression and beauty, what a world we could live in.

"If Angels Can Skate, They Do It As Johnny Does"
This so much!

aaaack said...

Here's another link to the Budapest performance of Edvin Marton playing his Stradivarius while Johnny skates: The link is courtesy of Kelly Maurer, Tatiana Edrenkina, and Anastasia Pryanikova.

To quote Debora Walsh in her blog, "Johnny Weir skating to Edvin's Stradivarius, two priceless and irreplaceable treasures." Or maybe three.

WheresMyKoppy said...

I don't know what we would do without all these wonderful Johnny Weir fans around the world to show us these pics and videos and write us these reviews and translations. I also don't know what we would do with MM to put all these things together for us! Thank you so much MM! You rock!