‘Punk is alive in yoga’

You might recognize the name Joy Marzec as the person on the other side of the camera in David Garrigues’ videos.

Well, she’s going beyond all those great instructional pieces for something a bit more… let’s call it ambitious.

The problem is: Ambition is kind of antithetical to the heart of what she’s after: punk.

Confused? Well, that’s how I felt when I heard my first Black Flag* song, so mission accomplished. Here’s the deal:

Joy is trying to raise money to produce a movie. You can check out the Kickstarter page right here:

The Bhakti Boy, set against the backdrop of the raging, gritty punk explosion, is a portrait of Daimon, a teenager who leaves his family in search of finding out what is worth believing in. Before heading out, he has a brush with the Hare Krishnas and the idea of “bhakti” that blows his mind. This concept of devotion and sacredness sets the story in motion as Daimon, feeling empty, dives into the early 80s punk scene to search for personal meaning.

The young bass player navigates a world of testosterone, ambition, drugs, sex and punk music. Exposed to temptation and ambiguity, Daimon figures out his own moral boundaries in a world defined by anarchy and rejection of traditional codes. He is celebrated as the hot new thing, but must weigh at what price is success in this cultural landscape littered with lost souls.

This might be a better taste — the teaser video:

The goal is $55,000. They have 58 backers at this point and just less than $6,000. So your contribution can make a difference. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, you get a little something for your contribution. Those are listed, too.

So support the arts. Support yoga. Support punk.

Or $#%* off!

Posted by Steve

* Or was it the Dead Kennedys? Good times.

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