"There is no coming to consciousness without pain"
Well, I just got here. That's not really true anymore, but all this still feels new and exploration-worthy to me.
I'm not really good with this whole 'talk about myself' affair, so if you'd want to know what, why and how I got into all of this, please read the story of my personal ascension.
I definitely seem to have developed a passion for body suspension. And because this community seems to be THE place to be to live that passion, I decided to join your little world here. I want to learn as much as I can about it.
No Forum - but I like getting messages. And don't be afraid of the tracking thingie; it doesn't bite.
2/15/2010 | 0 comments
I'll finally be attending the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year. Meant to do this forever now, and in earnest after the 2007 RATM reunion show there but never got around to it. This year finally the timing works in my favor for a change, as as the festival conveniently coincides with the last days of my vacation which I'll spend in the LA area anyway. So it's a natural given that I go!
UPDATE: There's a few others from this community who also will be going there and we'll all meet up: Nano has made this an official IAM event - /events/view/1538/ See y'all there!
In other news, I've been in Berlin all weekend, attending the 60th Berlinale Film festival. Saw 17 movies - long ones, short ones (the shorts part of the festival was amazing!) brilliant ones and not-so-brilliant ones and I've got square eyes now. Unfortunately, it's back home and off to work now....I would have loved to stay longer!
2/4/2010 | 0 comments
or "was lange währt wird endlich gut". I finally did receive a long-awaited package from Ania that's been in transit for six weeks... But it was definitely worth the wait - it contained an awesome book from renowned photographer Chris Rainier about "the sacred origins of battoos and body marking". Fascinating! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I love what he had to say about the subject: "We are at a crucial crossroads of human history. We are losing traditional cultures with their ancient way of life and spiritual beliefs at catastrophic rates. With my photography of the First Preoples of our fragile Planet, I hope to show spiritual traditions from outr past in the present, - and become part of the process in some small way way of helping preserve life for future generations. I believe photogrphy plays a crucial role in helping sustain and revitalize cultures on the edge.."
Click on the image to go to ancientmarks.com, the website for the book project:
1/12/2010 | 0 comments
Well, everybody seems to have new years' resolutions. If there's anything I'd want to do more consistent this year, it's updating this thing here.
I've been in here for three years now (man, time certainly flies....) but only very recently have gotten around to use this for what it is: a community where like-minded people communicate with each other. I have met some anazing people in here and, you know, "virtual" friends become pretty real when sending and receiving packages with nice things to and from them!
So I think I should and will update more than in the past.
Totally bummed about the winter weather that's so prevailing in Europe these days has thwarted my travel plans last weekend - no nice event and no sharp pointy thingies in my skin this time around. Oh well, another time, then... No thanks, Easyjet!
But there's good news: my organizational part in getting the Dallas suscon up and running is almost done with. I got an amazing deal on a group hotel and everything's now set... 80 days, and I can't wait!
And, seeing this may well be the last time I'll write in this thing using the 'old' BME/IAM software platform I've come to get so accustomed to and appreciate, I'm getting a bit nostalgic here. Stumbling across this site in its current form did change the course of my life, after all so it and its creator will always have a special place within me. I hope the "new" BME due to launch tomorrow will continue in the spirit of the old. As we says around here - Der König ist tot, es lebe der König! I'll definitely be sticking around!
12/24/2009 | 12 comments
I really like the Christmas holiday period. As always, I'm spending the holidays with family and really love it. It's the only time of the year where everyone is coming together once again (we all live scattered across various countries). It certainly feels good.
I just want to say "thank you" to all my 'virtual friends' from this community who sent cards, messages and packages! Much appreciated! And I hope I was able to put some smiles on faces as well.
Much love to everyone!
12/6/2009 | 0 comments
Went to see Rammstein the other night - in France, of all places. It's really strange (but fun!!) to see all those French people (trying to) sing along to the German lyrics :). The show was amazing and spectacular, as always. Fun times!
I managed to sneak my new camera past security and was able to snap a few good pictures and video (sample here - right-click and "save as", as it is 500MB!). Hooray for it being so nice and small! Anyway, I just love how good this thing is performing in low-light conditions like at suspension events :). Now I only need to learn how to use it properly. Those manual controls sure demand some skills...