Saturday, January 12, 2008

That's my boy right there!

Ever wonder about the story behind how Doc Pop became a professional yo-yoer? Ever wonder what the fuck a pro yo-yoer actually does?

All these questions (and so many more) are answered in the following vid.

10 comments:

Snake Eyes said...

Holy shit. Doc Pop is my new god.

Church said...

THAT'S nerd cred, yo.

Anthony said...

I am highly interested in that music!

man, i was never any good with yo-yo's. I remember being pretty bitter about that fad. That shit takes SKILL!

Z. said...

Yeah, Snake, he's fairly supernatural.

Doc's got cred to spare, Church. (And thanks for showing me this! I remember seeing the intro a while back, but I totally missed the rest of the interview.)

Yeah, Ant, I'm remedial at best when it comes ot yo-yoing.

Doc Pop said...

Anthony, that music is actually by The Atomic Bros and is from the The Atomic Bros/Drown Radio (aka Doc) split album that is available for free here.

Thanks for posting this video. Meeting Bill (from Lo-Fi STL) and hanging out in the City Museum where great.

Anthony said...

More free music YES! Thanks Doc Pop, downloading the split now, can't wait to hear it!

antisoc said...

Started at 21? wow, that's a pretty late start. This is making me want to practice my juggling (and devil sticks, object manipulation, etc.) and also buy a yo-yo. It's been years since I've had a decent yo-yo. I think the last one I used was a Duncan Wheel. I will have to buy one of yours.

Also, a boom is yo-yos every 7 years? Seems like it is more often than that. Every time a pro yo-yoer hit my school, everyone would be playing with yo-yos for months.

Z. said...

No prob, Doc. I sometimes have to remind myself what a yo-yoin' machine you truly are! ;)

I've been thinking of investing in a Doc Popular yo-you myself. Though, truthfully, my "skills" are so pathetic that I don't even know if that would help.

Denika said...

Damn! Tailor AND yo-yo master? I am in love! (Shhhh...don't tell Dennis)

Z. said...

Oh yeah, Den, Doc is a man of many talents. His hand-made denim hats are simply amazing!