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Let’s Get Crackin’

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Too Much To Get Done

I’ve too much to do to be letting time slip
as much as I do keeping track of too much to get done.
*crack* Undone tasks fear the sound of my whip,

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Written by macheide

19 June 2015 at 6:58 pm

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  1. Pretty good progress for my first six days learning to crack my whip!

    The first day – last Thursday, June 18 – didn’t go so well. I watched a YouTube video that showed circling the whip over my head kinda like a lasso, which seemed like what I might like to do, but at which I failed miserably that first day, only consoling myself that I had several months in which to work on it.

    But the second day I watched several videos on the Cattleman’s Crack. My first time working at that, I actually managed to get some whippish sounds. Not quite cracks, but enough to know what to shoot for.

    And the video by the Australian gave me an important lead – variation of the Cattleman’s Crack to a 45-degree angle, then to overhead like that lasso I’d started with, then to other variations. By this past Monday, June 22, I’d started moving up to the 45-degree with good success, actually doing better than at the basic Cattleman’s.

    By last night – Wednesday, June 24 – I have been getting regular loud cracks at the overhead position. Some of those cracks have been so nicely loud that they have echoed off the houses across the golf course from my back yard. And I’ve begun regularly working on timing, singing Ghost Riders while swinging the whip in a circle over my head, then cracking it in time on the pauses between phrases of the song. Many things to work on there – one main thing will be to work up my breath control, so I’m not wheezing by the time I get halfway through the song from all the exertion.

    Last Thursday evening after I received my whip, I promised myself not to hope for too much. I would have been happy to just hold the whip during my song, then get a few basic cracks during the middle interlude in the song, nothing much special beyond that. Now here I am less than a week later, already past that point and dreaming of making it a rather memorable moment come September.


    25 June 2015 at 6:20 am


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