this blog is now about breakdancing

29 05 2009

breakdance-handstandi have long abhorred scenes.  rave scene?  check.  skateboarding scene?  check.  mise-en-cine?  meta check.  and if we cared enough to investigate the ‘huhs?’ and ‘whys?’ of my distaste for human herds we would soon find the whole thing rests on a general dislike of people themselves.  and who can blame me?   if you’ll recall, humans are the entities responsible for slogan t-shirts, nuclear weapons, and line dancing.  yes, dear reader, i’m something of a misanthropologist.

but in the last year something change.  the internets wooed me with its climbing blogospheres.  i was all like “ooh!” and then, later, like “aahhh!!”.  no doubt, it tricked me into thinking maybe climbers were somehow different.  despite the ‘brah-love’ talk and the hegemony of poofy jackets, climbing looked kinda ‘scene-able’.  of course, a quick glance through a copy of urban climber would have quickly turned my optimism upside-down, but i had blinders on – interweb blinders.  html glossed vision.  um, i was java scripted.  etc.  etc.  etc.

but after my run in with a ‘real’ climber this winter re: bouldering, development, and legitimacy i got kinda down on climbing culture.  there i was smiling at it and -BLAM!- it blasted me in my stupid face.  so i started to rethink the whole thing.  maybe rockclimbings, internet access, and an email account weren’t prerequisites for awesomeness.  so i decided to do some fieldwork this spring, and after a few weeks of eavesdropping on a statistically relevant number of ‘climbing culture havers’ in the Red, i am convinced a large number of rockclimbers are complete duds.  but rather than discursively work through the various reasons, like:

– they mistake rockclimbs for commodities

– they mistake commodity choices for politics

– they mistake climbing for radical praxis

…ive decided to quit.

so from now on this blog is going to be about breakdancing.

start training.  6-step, 3-step, toprock, up rock, etc..  tryouts for the ‘5.15 Crew’ start in september;  boyee (sp?)!

– t-sizzle the breakdancing wizzle

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8 responses

1 06 2009
sock hands

omg omg omg. i had missed this thread. i want names inserted. i want to know what schools they were edjumakated in. somone wants me to move to ol kentuck. this cuts against the decision heavily.

60 v10s eh? omg i may be pregnant now that i know that.

all old school ‘developers’ of the world know this: you are not shit if you do not carry pads for sock hands. any time you try to puff your feathers up ask first “did i carry pads and take video of sock hands recently?” if the answer is no, choke yourself.

being worthless and irrelevant is something that every human needs to learn to live with. for some, it is a more bitter pill to swallow, i suppose.

i have no point. [i.e. enlightenment achieved, bitches!]

1 06 2009
sock hands

omg omg omg. i had missed this thread. i want names inserted. i want to know what schools they were edjumakated in. somone wants me to move to ol kentuck. this cuts against the decision heavily.

60 v10s eh? omg i may be pregnant now that i know that.

all old school ‘developers’ of the world know this: you are not shit if you do not carry pads for sock hands. any time you try to puff your feathers up ask first “did i carry pads and take video of sock hands recently?” if the answer is no, choke yourself.

being worthless and irrelevant is something that every human needs to learn to live with. for some, it is a more bitter pill to swallow, i suppose.

i have no point…. [i.e. enlightenment achieved, bitches!]

1 06 2009
sock hands

omg i had to tell you all that TWICE

1 06 2009
Steve

Trip report coming up, but for short, it took me ’bout one hour sitting in front of Miguel’s to get a good taste of “The Scene” and realize I wasn’t quite the type for that sorta stuff. And I usually like people.

Sleeping at Linda’s was for sure the best tip you ever gave to anyone ever, for sure.

And I’m down with breakdancing, I was already following a climbing blog that used to be about baseball…and frisbee.

2 06 2009
Julian

Hmmm… Maybe I should go back to blogging about Ultimate.

2 06 2009
tissuetendons

hrm. maybe i should blog about Penultimate. that’s right. most ultimate.

7 03 2010
Jim

And this is why I like icftg.com. Stunning post.

10 03 2010
Dallas

icftg.com, how do you do it?

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