Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Practice Is Perfect

A determined Johnny battles a monster cold, 
high altitude, and smoke-tinged air to rehearse 
on the sun-drenched ice in Sun Valley, Idaho. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly. 
Please click for full-size image.

So mostly I just felt like running gorgeous practice pics of Johnny today for lots of reasons, although since because Johnny at practice is really all the reason anyone ever needs, so here you go (and still more to come!).

But first, a quick reminder:

A portion of Johnny’s BBC interview is scheduled to air this Thursday on BBC 5 Live radio! I THINK it will be during the 7 pm segment of 5 Live Sport hosted by Eleanor Oldroyd (2 pm EDT / 1 pm CDT), since she’s the person who interviewed Johnny last week at home. The interview may be available as a podcast after it airs—watch the 5 Live Sport page for info!

UPDATE: Tweet from Eleanor Oldroyd indicates air time will be 7:30 pm in the UK (2:30 pm EDT / 1:30 pm CDT):

Today in Lulz

Johnny in Sun Valley:
Rehearsal, Part 2.

The following is the second set in an ongoing series of shots from Johnny’s practice in Sun Valley (see the first series here). Now he’s warmed up enough to toss off his Russia jacket and head back onto the ice in classic black rehearsal gear...

As always, please click any photo for full-size image. Some of these are pleasingly huge, especially the last one, and may take extra time to load. All of them are beautiful.

After shedding his Russia jacket, 
Johnny gets a drink of water...

...and takes a moment to reorganize his stuff, 
and also blow his nose 800 times, 
before returning to the ice.

Squinting hard against 
the piercing high-altitude sun.

That shirt.

Another pause for water...

...and then it’s back to work.

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, 
the courage to take risks, 
the discipline to tell the truth, 
the capacity for sacrifice. 
Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; 
they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. 
— Ernest Hemingway

My strength doesn’t lie in my mind, 
but in my heart, 
and I dare anyone to “F” with me 
as it only makes my heart beat stronger. 

Johnny’s quote above is from his latest column for the Falls-Church News-Press: “Johnny’s World: Orange Birkin.” Don’t let the title lull you into thinking you’re embarking on a fluffy ode to fashion: It’s a stinging and powerful must-read that helps explain Johnny’s recent absence from social media, which had fans worried. I’m kind of speechless at the relentless petty cruelty of this world, and at Johnny’s tremendous resilience in the face of it. Please go read now if you haven’t already.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

ICYMI: Video highlights from Johnny’s practice 
captured by Anastasia Pryanikova! 
Simply gorgeous...

Also on the blog: 
“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Something Beautiful Today.”
Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley — Part 1 
(much more to come!)
Exclusive pics plus practice video featuring 
his gorgeous triple axel.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Sun Valley Sneak Peek: 
‘A Rare Human So Breathtaking....’ ”
Johnny debuts his Schindler’s List program 
in this stunning simple white costume. 
Exclusive pics and HD video.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Photo essay of 40+ starkly beautiful 
black-and-white pics featuring Johnny at rehearsal 
as young skaters watch, spellbound.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Quiet photo essay of exclusive black-and-white pics 
paired with Johnny’s quotes from his 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich means if you missed out 
the first time around, you’re in luck: 
It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures 
you could take home!

Please alert absolutely everyone you’ve ever met 
to “like” and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue a
nytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

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

Johnny tweeted:
“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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

aaaack said...

Johnny is such a joy to watch skating, even in little segments and not a full program, even just wearing plain black, even without music. It is like watching swan swim or take off, a deer run or gambol, an eagle or tern fly, or a dolphin leap and glide.

Johnny is ice theater incarnate.

Thank you, Anastasia and Binky, for sharing such moments.