Friday, May 6, 2011

And Finally: "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"

Q. What is your biggest regret?

A. I live my life with no regrets. You learn from everything you give up or fail to accomplish, and you accomplish new things from failing at old ones. If I offend someone today, tomorrow someone will find strength from what I did. If I judge too harshly one day, the next day I will be judged harshly and will learn from my mistakes. Regrets are for people who dwell and wallow. I do not.
--- Johnny Weir

Edith Piaf performs "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien."
Lyrics below translated from the French.

No, nothing at all
No, I regret nothing

Neither the good things
people have done to me

Nor the bad —
it's all the same to me

No, nothing at all
No, I regret nothing

It's been paid for,
swept away, forgotten

I don't care
about the past

With my memories
I have lit the fire

My sorrows, my pleasures
I don't need them any more

Swept away the love affairs
And all their tremblings

Swept away for always
I'm starting from scratch

No, nothing at all
No, I regret nothing

Neither the good things
people have done to me

Nor the bad —
it's all the same to me

No, nothing at all
No, I regret nothing

For my life, for my joys

Today, they begin
with you.

Johnny's Ice Dreams performance
to "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien."
Brilliantly conceived,
beautifully skated, deeply moving.

All photos © David Ingogly.

SPECIAL NOTE: Congratulations
to Super Managtress Tara Modlin
and Josh King on their engagement!!!
Announced by Johnny (LOL)
on Twitter last night!!
Best wishes to them for every happiness
and many beautiful years together!!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

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


germansoulmate said...

Simply put? Wonderful! Wonderful pictures, wonderful words (I´ve never translated that song)and wonderful performance.

Thanks for that Friday blog.

Anonymous said...

No Regrets (sorry, lazy) is one of those songs you really *feel* when you hear it. I can't wait to see Johnny skate to this, live. So beautiful. Fingers crossed for Philly AND/or Lake Placid!

And congratulations to Tara and Josh!! I hope your lives are filled to the brim with happiness and love.

aaaack said...


Love how the costume flutters and gives a hint of flight.

Wonderful use of black and white photography to capture and emphasize form.

julief8486 said...

Another hit for MM! Thanks so much for sharing David's pix with us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog MM, I love the still shots! and the performance is both powerful and beautiful at the same time. I hope I get to see it live soon.


Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

yay! more pics! if you've got thousands of pics, we're in for a few more weeks of picspam, right?

and YAY! and congrats to Tara and Josh! ♥ so happy for them!



WheresMyKoppy said...

Oh these pictures are AMAZING! David is a brilliant photographer! I really want to see this number live... Wah! Wish I could have been there!