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Orinoco -

Simple but very impressive polyrhythm demo

Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more rhythms. Tapping exercises with the metronome are important to master the most basic of polyrhythms. While apparently easy, it's something that requires huge coordination [source:]
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) August 12, 2022

I can't do anything with a 3 in it.

Orinoco - - Parent

(apparently easy my arse)

The Void - - Parent

I can do 3 in one hand and two in the other. That's about my limit.

The Void -

Anyone recognise this juggler?
A juggler performing at Goram Fair, Blaise Castle Estate, 1950s, courtesy of @bristolarchives (

Who could you #JustCall to share memories of summer fairs or fetes? #HBAHLazyDays
— History Begins at Home (@BeginsHistory) August 8, 2022

Little Paul - - Parent

No idea who that juggler is, but there was a short lived revival of the Goram Fair, held on the Blaise Castle Estate in the summer of 1996

That year, I was the juggler.

I think he’s doing a much better job than I did

The Void - - Parent

Ha, amazing! :-)

John R -

Scottish 2019 - belated review

After a few years resting, SJC came back to life in Dundee in 2019 - huge thanks to Avril and Duncan. A three-day weekend convention, with one show.


Compere: Rugg Tomcat

Void (Hats)
Suzanne (Diabolo)
Richii (Staff contact + juggling)
Charlie Piper (Clown - chair and clubs)
Antonia and Keith (Throw Poi)
Sylvain (Clubs)
David Stone (Balls)
Robert Gallagher-Lyall (Balls)
Void (Clubs)

I remember enjoying the show, and a few details from acts (a thrown-on club for Charlie's act managed to land perfectly balanced across the footrails of the chair, forcing a short pause for corpsing). However I thought I'd taken a few contemporary notes which have now vanished...

Venue: a warren-like brick building, definitely showing age and wear here and there. Lots of spaces to sit and chat / eat / play games, but only one juggling hall, on the first floor, which was also the show venue. Camping was on the building's lawns, out of sight from the road but not fenced off (I don't recall anything going missing from anybody's tent though). Weather in September was sunny enough that there was plenty of juggling and hooping going on outside.

No showers on site, boo, but some people trekked to a swimming pool for showers, and presumably swimming as well. No food on site either, but a supermarket in walking distance, and a corner shop sitting cater-corner across the junction for Irn Bru and newspapers.

Also, there was Clarks 24-hour bakery not too far away. More conventions should have one of these, please!

Finally, we attended by train and the approach to the city over the Tay is simply magnificent. Helen and I had a lovely time that weekend, it's such a shame that the attempt to re-start a regular Sottish convention ran into Covid, and I do hope the September 2022 edition is really well attended - sadly I don't think we'll be able to!


The Void - - Parent

Gosh, that is belated! :-)

That was Susannah with the diabolos.

John R - - Parent

It was indeed, I do apologise!

5balls -

I admit this is more of a hackjob (don't rely on it),
but I made the EJC schedule again into an iCalendar file, which can be used in most mobile phones calendars:

5balls - - Parent

In particular the GPS coordinates may be wrong (I should go to bed and did not have much time)

7b_wizard -

, , , , Thought Of The Day

This morning, I went to the baker's and I said: "Hey, that looks really good, how long have you been baking?"
Then, at the butcher's: "All looks great! How long do you butcher per day?"
On my way, I passed a hatter's shop, went in and said: "Great work, Sir! Keep on hatting!"
I wonder, if these people sold anything and if they can make a living of their awesome work!

pumpkineater23 - - Parent

I was one of those that started sourdough baking at the beginning of the pandemic. It's really quite satisfying and, although some seem to be better than others, generally the bread is delicious. I can't remember the last time I bought some bread!

Orinoco - - Parent

So it was your fault we ran out of flour!!

Alice -

Leeds Juggling Convention,
new provisional date. Owing to school exams using the hall our new provisional date is 3rd December, still to be confirmed when school term starts,apologies for uncertainty we are at the mercy of the school who are working in a very uncertain post Covid times

The Void -

Since there were no links last month, I'll kick off July by posting the crossword I had in The Independent recently, which is not off-topic:!202206 (Even though that url has a date in it, you'll still have to select 18th June 2022 in the interface, due to "interesting" choices by the devs. :-/ )

There's a blog explaining all the clues at , and comment #6 has more info. (Spoilers, obvs!)

The Void - - Parent

Well, since it’s so busy here, I may as well post one more at the end of the month. Here’s a trick with some buttercups as a backdrop:
Voojagig variant. #kendama #RoyalKendama #RoyalPlush
— Royal Kendama 👑 (@RoyalKendama) July 7, 2022

Tom Derrick -

Unfortunate news.

Hi all. Many of you here will have met my fiancé, Simon.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, he had a seizure. Paramedics were present within a few minutes, but the seizure lead to a cardiac arrest that caused an unsurvivable brain injury. He passed away today, surrounded by family.

We don't have any answers as to why he became so ill so quickly.

He is loved greatly and will be very sorely missed.

The Void - - Parent

Hi Tom,
Well, that's bloody awful. I'm really sorry to hear the news.
Take care.

Orinoco - - Parent

I'm so sorry to hear that Tom, that's awful news. Sending you much love & hugs.

John R - - Parent

I’m so sorry. Words seem inadequate and flat; I’m so sorry for all that you’ve lost with Simon’s death. I hope you have plenty of people who will hug you, grieve with you and cry with you.

Kelhoon - - Parent

That's very sad to hear Tom, my condolences

barnesy - - Parent

Wow. I’m extremely sorry to hear that. Wishing you strength. You’re in our thoughts.

mike.armstrong - - Parent

Fuck. I'm really sorry to hear that Tom. I didn't know Simon well, but I enjoyed his company enormously the few times that we hung out.
Hugs to you and yours

jugglesensei - - Parent

Dear Tom,

I'm sitting here getting over my second hip replacement and I was going over all my log in's and passwords for all my sites. I finally logged back into Juggling Edge after probably years away, given that I hadn't been posting about Game of Throws or WJD. I just found your message and just wanted to send you love from Lisa and I here in Cali. I know it's been some time since you posted, but I still wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts, my brother.



Marvin -

There were no links posted this month.

No, I don't care either.

Little Paul - - Parent

I think that’s my favourite thing you’ve ever posted Marvin.

Mïark - - Parent

There had only been 8 hours of this month when you posted, that is not much time for people to post links.

Are you named after Elon Musk's pet dog?

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