Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bollywood Beauty

Johnny during his “Nagada Sang Dhol” performance 
at Together on Ice in Sendai, Japan. 
Screencap photo art from the show video.

More screencap art plus 
HD video of Johnny’s performance
and the entire show 

Johnny’s birthday is fast approaching, 
and that means it’s fan project time! 
We’ve chosen a very very special surprise gift for him 
this year, and everyone is welcome to contribute 
and/or to send Johnny a personal birthday message! 
(Please note that you can still send Johnny a message
for the lovely birthday book we’re printing for him
even if you are unable to contribute to the gift.
Details here! Deadline June 30!

Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny returns to Japan in July for more 
Fantasy on Ice tour performances Then, get ready:
the Weibocalypse of Artistry on Ice happens in July and
August. Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

So I had hoped to post this hours ago but this has been one of those days when odd little things keep popping up and getting in my way, like some kind of bizarre Whack-A-Mole game that I’m forced to play though I don’t even want to and the game keeps stopping and starting, sort of freezing up randomly like my Internet connection, which is another whole source of wanting to beat things with a mallet until they stop moving, but anyway I also lost a fair amount of time because Johnny keeps posting stuff to Instagram that causes me to freeze up in wonder every time I go look and if for some unfathomable reason you’re still not following him there OMG DO IT NOW because this is just a sampling from today:

6:48 am EDT: “A little ‘Drunk in Love’ to ‘loveseat’ 
to this morning. #surfboard”

7:20 am EDT: “Say Something. 
Or perhaps less?”

10:07 am EDT, posted by @landrew302: 
“Sweet meeting the inspirational Johnny Weir! 
#johnnyweir #triplethreat #liveyourpassion”

10:21 am EDT: “Starfish Sweat. 
Monster workout at @TheStudioLeone.”

Tweeted in response a few moments later 
by his trainer, Carolanne Leon.
10:26 am EDT: “Starfish fail @johnnygweir”

3:20 pm EDT: “Go big or go home!”

So anyway, I have soldiered through the onslaught of agony and awesome that has been my day, and finally got this finished-ish and posted so you can come and savor the screencap photo art and most importantly, THE VIDEO, just in time for my Internet to fail again, so please enjoy while I sit here patiently waiting, mallet in hand...

All pics below created from screencaps, mostly from the beginning of his Bollywood program which is likely the most delicious five seconds you’ll spend doing anything today.

Video!! Johnny’s Bollywood performance from Sendai in HD! 
Very special thanks to Elena Vasilyeva for clipping this 
from the full show video for all of us who maybe just want 
to watch this part over and over and over...

And here’s the entire broadcast! Johnny’s Bollywood 
begins at about 21: 36. Unfortunately his Schindler’s List performance 
was cut to fit the broadcast time slot, but he does also appear 
in the show’s opening and closing numbers!

Bonus video!! Promo for Artistry on Ice, 
which begins July 25 in Beijing
Weibogeddon awaits...!

And one more: 
a heart for all his fans.

Yep, another reminder! 
Please send in your bday messages for Johnny 
by June 30! Details here!

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Valoris Wood said...

My morning was as fraught with frustration as yours Binky. I kept running into drama after drama. But what was wonderful was I kept being distracted by Johnny's Instagram posts as I waited on the phone with one tech support person after another and they kept me smiling.

We resolved some website server issues and I was just about to mourn my lost morning when you posted the wonderful "Bollywood Beauty" blog post. You made me smile!

I hope you never get weary of compliments because I really want to extend my gratitude for maintaining this blog. Johnny Weir is one of my favorite people, I don't follow many, and it is a joy to come here and see his grace and artistry without any negatives. Your blog exudes love and I thank you for it!


aaaack said...

Thank you for stitching these myriad bits into your colorful blog quilt. Thanks for being like the Energizer Bunny.

Anonymous said...

Hi, is there a download link for Together on Ice? I'd love to be able to save the video since the whole show was so well done.


Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

@xchrismx: Unfortunately, the only video links I know of are the ones on this post. Not sure if it's possible to download from Daily Motion or not. But if I see another version that is downloadable, I'll post it on the blog!