March 24, 2006

Juggling and The Beatles

Two different amazing jugglers:

One over at TexasBestGrok, performing a moderately difficult routine in front of a live audience.

One performing an extremely difficult routine. But it's taped, and making the tape probably involved dropping some number of balls. [H/T: JP]

I'm not sure which I think is more impressive, but they both are.

Posted by Owlish at March 24, 2006 03:13 PM | TrackBack

I didn't like Bliss' routine for the difficulty, but instead for the artistry of the performance.

The 5-ball routine appears way more technically demanding, but less artistic.

Like an Yngwie Malmstein guitar solo versus an Eric Clapton or David Gilmour solo.

Posted by: JohnL at March 24, 2006 03:53 PM

Right, I agree. Bliss' routine was flawlessly timed to the music, he was playing to the audience, it was fun. But if I saw a similar act on Cirque de Soleil I'm not sure how impressed I would be.

The analogy that comes to my mind is gymnastics, in which you have an athlete who performs her routine perfectly, but chose to do less difficult things.

Either way, the two jugglers together were interesting.

Posted by: owlish at March 24, 2006 06:02 PM
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