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Jomo’s January Update

This month has been awesome! Tons of storms have been rolling in keeping me skiing in deep snow for most of the month. I’ve been using a month long pass to Metro Rock in Everett, an awesome climbing gym, attended my first psytrance show, and my dog died…
The various sky gods are clearly happy with us, or at least have been for the last few weeks. The snow has been unreal. Last weekend in particular, we were at Cannon and were absolutely going ape in the woods, It was full tilt mania, and the snow stayed good all day. The supposition was that the super cold temps in the forecast kept people away. No one in our party had any signs of frostbite, so I’m pretty sure it was more than fine to be outside. Check out my post on the White Room Blog for more info on this trip.
Climbing has been going really well. I’m able to finish most v3 problems at the gym now, and have started working on V4 problems. I can climb most 5.10 routes first try, though some of the longer ones require endurance that I’m still developing. Super overhangs, and cave problems are tricky for me, as my upper body, shoulders, etc still need to get bulkier to support that kind of behavior. Its on its way, and I have seen progress in these areas, the more I practice. Currently my favorite routes are balancy thinky problems, where one does not need brute strength, or ninja fingers. An example of this is an 5.11c route that I started working on. It is super techy, and doesn’t reaquire much strength, but mostly technique.
All the routes will be brand new in the bouldering section of Metro Rock Everett on Sunday, super excited about this, and the Newbury port gym, has all new routes since the last time I’ve been there. Overall climbing has really helped the winter bore fest that could otherwise surface.
After the previously mentioned and linked POW fiasco in the Whites, Tobin and I headed home to attend a “rave”. We must use the term loosely here as I am not too hip to the actual electronic show/concert scene. This was a Psytrance show to be most accurate. It is held in a basement level club called Machine, which is one of the more popular gay bars in Boston. The event was certainly of mixed sexual preference, and I could tell right away when I saw a few hilarious trannies immediately after walking down the stairs. (Being from NH, and specifically coming of age in the mountains, this is actually something of note.)
The event design was beautiful, and psychedelic. Neon lights hitting white yarn that had been woven into awesome mathematical patterns. Saw some hilarious and also incredible dance moves, awkward social scenes, and I created a few on my own. Some friends were at the event, and I got to spend some time with them, met a few new people, and we took off totally wiped around 2am. There was an after party going till 6 or 7, but I wanted nothing to do with it, as I was zombified from such a crazy full day.
Rinse, repeat, heading north to the Whites for a 4 day pow bender tonight after work. Wish me luck!

Gushing about the men behind the robot suits.

If you have known me for any period of time, you probably have heard me discuss my love for Daft Punk. You may have also seen me create a new dance for Daft Punk song every time it comes around. Once I danced solo for about 6 hours while listening to Daft Punk on some one’s porch. It is as if they help to secrete the hidden Dionysian funk from the secret corners of one’s brain to the rest of one’s body.
The album that got me hooked via Grooveshark – Homework!!!!!

Needless to say, they have been a huge influence on my life. Discussing them while in high school, with peers, I was told that people only listen to that while on ecstasy. I was in strong disagreement with this person, but then understood how wrong everyone else was about music.

I got the sub woofers for my Volvo, and spread the gospel of electronica far and wide. Dancing super hard, getting injured from dancing that way, and having exciting hilarious times every night was the root of the thing I was trying to spread. Eventually this bled from high school to college, where I involved myself with far too much drinking… to the point of ending up like this “Bad BOOM BOOM BABA” guy

Anyway. Daft Punk is coming around again. Can’t wait. Their new soundtrack to TRON should be good. I saw the trailer last night, and it got me 100% super soaked to see it and to hear their new songs. The duo got a ton of funding, and resources (an orchestra!) to create it.

The 2011/2012 world tour should prove to be most excellent, and expensive. Rumors abound that they are playing at Disney….which could prove to be either fully awesome, or a corporate slob fest. Any corporate sponsors want to send me on tour? I’ll get most of it on film for you, I promise it will be great for TV.
Wiki to dispel the mysteries.
Official Daft Punk website

Some remixes
Too Long!
A whole ton
Around the world remixed by Kid Dub