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A blog of the newly hedonistic d3vo.

Sing Sing Sing Routine

A Sing Sing Sing routine to the song as arrange by the Air Force Band.

Tentatively left to right from audience of Andrew and Lauren, Peter and Beccy, Phil and Rachel, Jason and Sally-ann, Damon and Grace.

Moves spanning bars are marked ending with an X. Think I've got the tricky counting with the 4 count move sorted out.

bar | move

-- | wierd 7 count off tempo 'intro'
01 | hold
02 | Swing out forward from close
03 | Hollywood style swingout forward
04 | Hollywood style swingout forward
05 | 007 move, a lindy turn with the lead landing on count 7 with stomp hold
06 | kick the dog travelling forward
07 | 6 count turnout to the 10:30 position, kicks instead of tripples
0X | 6 count change of place to the 4:30 position, kicks instead of tripples
0X | 6 count lindy circle to close, kicks instead of tripples
09 | 6count swing shot with outward right hand and inward knee wiggles on the 5 and 6
10 | 4 count (2 * 2 count slides) big slides into close, guys start with left foot
1X | 6 count frog variation, early lift on 3 instead of 5
11 | 6 count turnout to the 9:00 position, kicks instead of tripples
12 | 8 count behind the back shoulder roll, guys rock step straight back then step to the right, presenting their back to the path that the follows will travel. Leads keep your arm tucked in a bit to aid the turning. (rock step run run jump land hold hold.)
13 | swing out with crouch on 4 and jump on 5.
14 | slip slops, do three start by going to the leads right, hold 7 and stomp off on 8
15 | lead Charlestons with a left 90 degree turn, follow does unled rock step kick kick kick in front, both now facing the audience again
16 | Tandem Charleston
17 | Russian kick follow
18 | Tandem Charleston
19 | Lead tandem in front
20 | Lead Russian kick
21 | Tandem Charleston
22 | Lead pimp walk
23 | Lead half johnnies drop, half Charletston slide
24 | Lead taps left foot for 8
25 | Lead taps left foot for 8
26 | Lead stomps start right foot
27 | Lead stomps
28 | Pimp walks lead start right foot
29 | Pimp walks with collect to close
30 | Charleston
31 | Charleston
32 | Charleston
33 | Kick the dog
34 | Turning charleston
35 | Turning charleston
36-39 | couple spotlight, Lauren & Andrew, cute tandem & hand to hand variations
40-43 | couple spotlight, Grace & Damon, a flowery tango lift
44-47 | couple spotlight, Sally-ann & Jason, flashy pancake!
48-51 | couple spotlight, Rachel & Phil, the lindy flip!
52-55 | couple spotlight, Beccy & Peter, super couplesy jazz steps
56 | half charleston then kick run run run (one and a half turns)
57 | kick and kick step half charleston slide
58 | Swing out forward from close
59 | Hollywood style swingout forward
60 | Hollywood style swingout forward
61 | 007 move, a lindy turn with the lead landing on count 7 with stomp hold
62 | kick the dog travelling forward
63 | 6 count turnout to the 10:30 position, kicks instead of tripples
6X | 6 count change of place to the 4:30 position, kicks instead of tripples
6X | 6 count lindy circle to close, kicks instead of tripples
65 | 6 count sling shot with outward right hand and inward knee wiggles on the 5 and 6
66 | 4 count (2 * 2 count slides) big slides into close, guys start with left foot
6X | 6 count frog variation, early lift on 3 instead of 5
67 | 6 count turnout to the 9:00 position, kicks instead of tripples
68 | 8 count behind the back shoulder roll, guys rock step straight back then step to the right, presenting their back to the path that the follows will travel. Leads keep your arm tucked in a bit to aid the turning. (rock step run run jump land hold hold.)
69 | swing out with crouch on 4 and jump on 5.
70 | slip slops, do three start by going to the leads right, hold 7 and stomp off on 8
71| lead Charlestons with a left 90 degree turn, follow does unled rock step kick kick kick in front, both now facing the audience again
72 | Tandem Charleston
73 | Aeroplane into drop catch on 8
74 | Hair drier into finishing poses

Party This Saturday

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Party this Saturday at my place, a bit like a Rumpus for partner dancers, cheese and rum lovers.

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Lets make a fire in the fireplace, toast marshmallows, cheese and each other, then dance late blues.

Drinks and nibbles from 7 to 11, then blues dancing till late.
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There will be rum tasting including Pyrat and Matusalem. If you are a rum fan you are welcome to bring one to taste as well!

For wine drinkers I've got a case to share of the delicious The Doctors Riesling 2009, my new favorite. Also an aged mixed case of red, from my wardrobe 5 years ago.

I'll have lots of marshmallows on hand and Halloumi cheese for toasting by the fireplace.

There will likely be a vintage hand wound gramophone to be used for some vintage blues shallac recordings later in the evening, amplified with a microphone.

This setup produces a warm, rich, scratchy sound that might be of interest to modern djs.

For lindy, balboa and blues dancers I'll wax up my lounge dance floor. My kitchen has newly laid lacquered cork tiles that will be waxed as well.

Cleanternet.org

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You guys will get this easily, I'm sure. Very very funny, and immaculately done. Also a good reminder of the potential for tyranny using internet.



The site is here.

Five Years of Mt Lowry

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This year I ran Mt Lowry again, my 5th in 6 years. Last year I was out due to a date clash. Still my favourite running event, a kiwi-as in the bush experience, rugged, outrageous, beautiful, dangerous to race on and impossible to traverse any way except on foot.

No posing or grandstanding from the winners with their fabulously fast times; this is a tough course and I have only ever felt encouragement and generosity from the other competitors.

A fast finisher from the long course offer me a hot chip claiming they were sauce covered vitamins. People chatting with the strangers next to them a little, nobody fussing much over personal space.

I was presented with a five year medal, which not very many people have. Note that two of us got dressed out of our running gear and into something warm. No idea who these people are, we just assembled for this photo.



Unexpectedly I ran my best time 1:34:18. This wasn't as good as Colin's smashing time, a good 6 minutes faster, very impressive. I lay low for about 10 days to recover.

To a large extent the five year medal is a sign of durability. My friend Kats couldn't make her 3rd year because of injury, a pulled Achilles heel.

Moutain Biking

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Got back on the mountain bike today, felt really good. Thanks James for finding good routes again through the maze of tracks available.

We went slowly, but for a long time. It was Andrews first time out, and he is already better down the hills than I am!

Computing Fashions

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Developer geeks the globe over seem to be thinking like this:

wired: iphone apps, ipad apps, android apps, mac desktop apps
tired: web apps
expired: windows apps

Quirky, new, interesting and innovative apps are probably going to land on somewhere other than Windows for the next, ah, decade. Windows isn't trendy, and hasn't been for a long time.

Worse than that, what I need to sharpen my CV at this point is a nice little iPhone app. If I made a nice little Windows app, my peers would be like, that is odd, haven't you been keeping up?

Ommwriter for example, one of a small segment of apps to help writers write.

Ommwriter from herraizsoto&co on Vimeo.

Do Little April

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After a very busy 5 months I'm starting my month of do nothing. Don't get me wrong, my months of being busy are mostly self inflicted, I wouldn't trade them for the missed sleep.

With daylight savings and the long weekend, it feels nice to follow my plan of being pretty idle and letting my body and my brain have a bit of rest.

My motto for the month isn't about doing nothing exactly, it is about being relaxed and staying unbusy without weekends away or running events.

I've got a small number of tidying and changing tasks:
- get my domain UDAIs and shift them to another DNS host
- switch email to google mail
- switch my dead biggeek blog to one of the paid hosts and resuscitate it
- tax bits
- new internet router with printer support
- new electric table
- new little couch