Sunday, 21 December 2014

We lucked out this year on the Christmas concert front.

I've been so lucky this year, the Christmas "concerts" we had to go to for the kid were both pretty cool. There was still the first few bars of Three Blind Mice by the first year band class and oh my god a middle school-age garage band covering Let it Be ... but there was a lot of amazing. Ballet performances, a traditional first nations tribute to the ill and dying, a black light reactive liquid on drums, a crazy "wild cat" mural in the school gym. And of course the karate thing is always bad-ass.

Here are a bunch of photos, I mixed them up so you don't get bored. 



I love the kids peeking out from behind the curtain to watch him break the bricks.

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This act was called "boot to the head" and was really funny. 

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That last photo is of all the black and brown belts doing "horse stance" for a VERY slow screamed out call-back count of one hundred (a sensai would yell ONE then the rest of them would echo ONE! TWO! TWO! etc) . You could see tears coming out of some of their eyes and their legs shaking, it was really intense. The karate thing ended with all the blackbelts screaming out their mantra, I LOVE MY LIFE, I AM UNSTOPPABLE, I AM A TRUE CBK BLACK BELT. I know it sounds kind of cheesy but when it's grown-ass men screaming it as a battle cry it's a powerful moment.

So yeah, as un-exciting as "going to your step-kid's school Christmas concert sounds, it's actually not too bad. Except for all the other parents in the crowd. But that's a whole other story.

December Links 2



See more vintage tattoo humor here

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Every one of these videos rules in its own way. Watch them all, you won't be disappointed.