Friday, November 16, 2012

what ever happened to . . .

what it is: what ever happened to . . .
where i found it: the 80s/now

My guess is that you never wondered what happened to Ray Cappo, the singer of Youth of Today, one of the better straight edge vegetarian hardcore punk bands of the 1980s (believe it or not there were a lot of them), who made inspiring micro hits such as Break Down the Walls. YoT were also mildly famous for one of their music videos that featured a montage of animal slaughterhouse scenery, but I hate seeing that business so I'm not posting it. At any rate, a few months ago I chuckled when I read a review of one of their recent reunion shows where Cappo was reportedly doing yoga asanas on stage while warming up for the set. Then there was an article in the Times this week about how he has become a superhuman yoga practitioner who can do single hand stands like a Jedi in training on Dagoba. Check out this video (though the camera gets a little fogged) for a pretty amazing demonstration of this guy's abilities. Here he also waxes philosophical in front of a ski lift.