Archive for 2009

3 Ball Juggling – “Comaba” : JugglerYuri & Hajime

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Wes Peden writes:

hej. i don’t have my own blog so as i guess you have noticed i have been sending you some stuff that i thought people should see.

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You maybe already saw this but it’s the freshest flyness since muffins!

So yeah, just a recommendation.

Etude – Ball Bearing Glocken II

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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A lovely, ball bearing mechanical Glockenspiel. Mmm-more.

Wes Peden and Patrik Elmnert : Duet for the King and Queen

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
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Wes Peden and Patrik Elmnert performing a club juggling duet for the King and Queen of Sweden. (Link Via StreetJuggling.com)

As a juggler, I love this video. I’ve spent a lot of times on forums and in closed circles of jugglers, exchanging tricks and concepts for one another.  Often these tricks are abstract and conceptual; weird variations on neat techniques and things that ‘other jugglers would find interesting because they understand this stuff.’  Youtube is full of awesome juggling ideas and discussions between jugglers. And there is such an excitement that comes from these moments of innovation and discovery when a new technique is explored. This video is full of neat stuff like that.

But Wes and Patrik are sharing that excitement and love for funky weird juggling with everybody, not just other jugglers.  When Wes throws that ass-wrap pass at 0:39, I can’t help but think “Does that royalty guy picking his nose really know how insane that pass is?”

But you know what? I think he does. Watch the faces of the crowd. The experience of watching this intricate dance of clubs being exchanged between the jugglers is full of these moments of  ‘omg what a neat idea’, which is why the experience of the piece is so enlightening, the dance is so unique and marvelous. And flawless!

Good job Wes and Patrik. You make the juggling that everybody likes. After that last amazing wine-bottle-trio video, you guys are fast becoming the classiest jugglers on the planet.

Ryan – Winter acrylic session

Friday, December 25th, 2009
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My contribution to this years DotOrg Xmas Tree. Manipulation of 1-6 acrylic balls; a few new tricks in there :) Enjoy, and happy holidays to all the contact jugglers and manipulation people all over the world!

It’s a Merry Vulcan Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009
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Everyone at the Vulcan wishing you a merry Christmas from “scenic” East Oakland, California. Featuring Brian Thompson and Matt McCorkle of Code RED: Circus Conspiracy, who you may know from a previous post on MoM for their Isolation Hoop Report of January 2009. This is the third video of the series to say happy holidays, made by Noel Yee featured in his Christmas Partner poi video. (more…)

The 2009 ContactJuggling.org Xmas Tree

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

There is a very special Christmas tree at www.contactjuggling.org.

Every year (since 2004) users from the site create new videos and place them under the tree for the delight of all contact jugglers worldwide on Christmas morning. This years tree (LINK) is set up to be awesome, with a new batch of videos ready to be uploaded and will be appearing in the thread very soon!

Previous Years

2004 , 2005 , 20062007 , 2008 , 2009

Are you a fan of the annual tradition? Post youtube links to your favorite videos from past DotOrg Xmas Trees, and I’ll embed the videos in the comment section.

Mike Song – Nintendo Wii Tutting Routine

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
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Luminous Fractal : 4th Iteration

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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Wow with a crazy title like that, it makes you wonder who reads this blog.

Great rolling ideas in this video. It seems Ben (that Canadian guy with all the nicknames) , has posted a new video on DotOrg; which is better than his last one. They are both gems, but this one is especially ridiculous.

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Some of my newest tricks and favorite clips from summer/fall 2009.

Music Brewed,Siphoned, and Bottled by Luminous Fractal, with Vocals by Lunar Lorna.
All Media © 2009.

Labyrinth – Michael Moschen – behind the scenes

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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Interesting clip showing how Micheal Moschen’s crystal ball work was incorporated by Jim Henson into the 1986 film Labyrinth.

Contact Staff and Dance

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
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Yeah so it’s Christmas again. I made a video. I asked Ryan and Drew if I could post it, and Ryan said I could so I did. It’s me, dancing about like a loon, with a staff. Done. It’s okay. I liked the club one better but Ryan said I should post this one. So here it is, an early Christmas present. Yup.

I can’t really go on about how awesome it is but it’s better than not bad.

How to make a beatboxing sock puppet (feat Bellatrix!)

Monday, December 21st, 2009


Random Hilarity:
How To Make A Beatbox Puppet

Super-cute clip from VideoJug. 2 great beatboxers explain how to make beatboxing sock puppets.

Awesome diabolo skills! : The 2009 diabolo.ca collaboration video

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Juggling video hosted @ Juggling.tv

From Diabolo.ca:

Jesse Gehlen has compiled the the largest diabolo video collaboration project to date. The 2009 Diabolo.ca Collaboration Video features 47 diabolists from 37 cities and 14 countries in 15 action packed minutes. Filmed and edited over 5 months. This is the fourth annual Diabolo.ca Collaboration video celebrating the fifth anniversary of the forum.

For a list of participants, download options, directors commentary (!!!), music credits and more, visit diabolo.ca