Graydancer brings you sounds from the Cleveland GRUE, which was an immense success last weekend, with laughter, learning, and GRUE-ling classes galore. Learn who won the Twisted Monk/Ropecast Giveaway, and the theme for the next month's challenge! Plus, a bonus interview with Evinxiamor, Bondage Muse, who has a challenge for every rigger, presenter, and perv out there!

Wanting to find your own GRUE? How about the ToroGRUE in May, or the Boston GRUE in June?
Direct download: Ropecast03.23.10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:50 AM

A quickie, but a goodie:

  • Graydancer talks about some of the difficulties of trying to be an honest perv in a conservative media world, and the joys of seeing your work brought to life by others.
  • Midori's Rope Dojo is spanning coast to coast!
  • An entry from Eiskoenigen for the Twisted Monk Ropecast Giveaway: "choice selections from The Art of Rigging and The Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship" (heh, I said "Seaman"...)
  • 4/20 approaches, and you might want to take note!
Send your entries for Twisted Monk Ropecast Giveaway: $50 towards anything you want, announced at the Cleveland GRUE and right here on this podcast...but NOWHERE else!
Direct download: Ropecast03.16.10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:14 AM

This video, shot on March 11, 2010 at the Inferno Nightclub, gives you an idea of what burlesque is like here in the Bondage Capitol of the World. It shows the mad rope skillz of Ms. Behavin' as she ties, teases, titillates, and tears off the shirt of Foxy Veronica (leader of Foxy Veronica's Peach Pies).

There's a couple of interesting things about this video. First, those of you familiar with my performances may find this to be...well, familiar. That's right, this is the same number that I've been performing for years - in fact, the same music is used as when I used to do this act with Ms. Behavin' when I performed with the group.

Am I mad that they're using my act? Are you kidding?!? Just watch the video! They are, conservatively, 3654% hotter than I ever was performing this routine. Yet it's still mine. I look at it the way a playwright might watch his writing brought to life by talented actors - I created it and gave it to people who could express my vision better than I could.

However, YouTube, in its infinite wisdom, decided it was far too hot for general consumption, taking it down just a day after it went up, and sending me a stern slap on the digital wrist:

Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if a video is intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YouTube. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary and scientific content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the video and it is not gratuitously graphic.

To which I give a thoughtful "uh-HUH..." and go ahead and post it here, complete with embed code available on the handy-dandy Wizzard Player which you can use to put the video up on your web page. And since I pay for unlimited bandwidth from this fine company, I invite you all to put the code up on your sites, as well.

Meanwhile, I'll be over here watching some of YouTube's "educational, documentary and scientific content."

Now, I like all those videos. Really. I just find YouTube's policies capricious, arbitrary, hypocritical, and ultimately ineffectual.

That's ok. From Apple to Wikipedia, it's been a rough few weeks for the Ropecast. I'll just keep putting out the content, and trust that the people who want it will find it, support it, and spread the knotty word.
Direct download: MsBTiesFV.M4V
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14 PM

 Great content:

  • Conditioning Rope,
  • Rope Academy graduates on what bondage means,
  • updates on Cleveland GRUE,
  • BoundinBoston,
  • Best Sex Bloggers wants you on their 2011 Calendar!
  • Dov on the loneliness of the long-distance rigger.
  • Graydancer answers Midori's questions on Poly vs. Dating!
Direct download: Ropecast03.07.10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:43 AM



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