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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    Not to mention her arm muscles
    I was going to mention her arms.

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    I don't know Meryl personally, but I met her. She's beautiful (and fit) and to quote Scott Hamilton again, if she were anymore beautiful she wouldn't look real.
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    I know that we're not done with this season yet but I just saw that Chrysler superbowl commercial that Charlie tweeted about with Eminem.

    If he's that inspired about something "Made in Detroit." I think they should skate to some music from the Motor City. I always used to think it would be fun if they skated to some Motown- maybe for an exhibition. But now I wonder if a really cool edgy Eminem number would be something interesting and different for them. Don't know if the rules would allow them to do a FD to it. But they should definitely try that style for an exhibition.

    That song that plays in the ad is Eminem's "Lose yourself."

    Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missysays View Post
    But now I wonder if a really cool edgy Eminem number would be something interesting and different for them.
    I... really don't agree with you on this. Eminem on ice sounds kind of awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theatregirl1122 View Post
    I... really don't agree with you on this. Eminem on ice sounds kind of awful.
    Really? Why not? That version of the song- with instrumentals and a choir vocalizing was really powerful. If there's not an instrumental version of that song that's available then it would be hard to cut together a piece that would work but the music itself is really focused and modern sounding. A style that I think would work for them. It would be difficult to edit together a decent cut with just Eminem's vocals but I think the modern concept is something they should think about.

    Though they're pretty conservative in musical tastes (POTO, tango...) so I don't see this actually happening- just something I would suggest if I could put a creative bug in their ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missysays View Post
    Really? Why not? That version of the song- with instrumentals and a choir vocalizing was really powerful...... the music itself is really focused and modern sounding. A style that I think would work for them. .
    ITA!!!

    I'm not usually inspired by the possibilities of a Super Bowl ad, but this was pretty amazing.
    The trick would be connecting to the spirit of the song, transforming its structure into something more gentle (which the ad already got a good start on) but leave behind any memory of the vulgarity of the lyrics.
    OK, a tall order but it could be done.
    But it would have to be completely re-recorded beginning-to-end in the studio in a form that works...that means $$$.
    The problem IMHO isn't so much the concept, but the budget.
    Only a huge advertising budget like GM's would allow us to have this fantasy in the first place....

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    Quote Originally Posted by missysays View Post
    Though they're pretty conservative in musical tastes (POTO, tango...) so I don't see this actually happening- just something I would suggest if I could put a creative bug in their ear.
    That's b/c ice dance judges tend to be conservative. For a variety of reasons, Eminem music would not work. It's really not skateable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie S View Post
    That's b/c ice dance judges tend to be conservative. For a variety of reasons, Eminem music would not work. It's really not skateable.
    I can see your perspective but I don't know that I agree. I think ice dance judges will reward programs that are well conceived, packaged and skated. Look at K/P's Bach program winning out over D/D's West Side Story and G/P's rock and roll number winning out over T/D's Let's Face the Music and Dance.

    I don't know about general Eminem music working- but that particular piece of music is edgy and evocative- actually quite similar in feeling to V/M's Pink Floyd number. I agree with geod2 about a stumbling block being money and the ability to really shape a viable cut of program music out of an instrumental version.

    But overall, whether or not an actual Eminem piece would work, I think it would be great if D/W tried a modern, abstract program - especially something that made them feel emotionally invested. It's been awhile since their first try at a modern style program- Eleanor Rigby. I think they'd do a much better job of it now.

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    Maybe the London Philharmonic can do a cover of Eminem…
    For now this is the best I could find
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA25OxqYMrs

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    Please no Eminem. I wish other teams hadn't already discovered Muse because that's the kind of edgy I'd like to see D/W do if they were to go in that direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by literaryfreak View Post
    I recorded my tv screen using my camera, so here's a very low-tech copy of their exhibition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b894_oD3BEg. I apologize for adjusting the sound a few times, I wasn't sure if it would come out too loud or too soft enough.

    I thought I saw a part from Beyond the Sea (the midline?) and even parts of Kalinka in here. I'll have to watch it again, then. I thought it was such a cute little exhibition, a nice step into funny fare for them. Is the top of Meryl's dress the same one from the showcase TheatreGirl went to months ago?

    Also, I love how they run out of the Truth Booth at the end. I remember last year they just looked at each with an "OMG this is so awkward" grin.
    Love Charlie's NERD outfit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJen View Post
    Love Charlie's NERD outfit!!
    Yeah, didn't he look great? He rocks a pair of suspenders and the old school glasses were perfect. That exhibition was completely charming.
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    But it would have to be completely re-recorded beginning-to-end in the studio in a form that works...that means $$$.
    I've often wondered about this. I recall that Torvill & Dean had custom arrangements made and recorded for both Bolero and their 94 free dance. I guess by '94, money was no object for them, but not in 1984. Who footed the bill for this and was it as much as we think? In Meryl & Charlie's case, they go to a big university that surely has a music department and an orchestra and choir/chorus that would probably work for less than the LSO. Might make a good project for an advanced music student.

    I think this especially could be a good approach for the short dance, where finding good music in the right tempo for the CD pattern seems to be 90% of the challenge.

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    I believe Meryl and Charlie had a custom arrangement done for their (Twenties) 09 OD. IIRC, it was the same composer/arranger that did B/A's Chopin FD the season before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    Please no Eminem. I wish other teams hadn't already discovered Muse because that's the kind of edgy I'd like to see D/W do if they were to go in that direction.
    I never thought of Muse for Meryl & Charlie to skate to before. The more I think about it though the more I'm liking it. I want to see them skate to The Dresden Dolls or Amanda Palmer though.

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    I agree with you missysays...I really liked Eleanor Rigsby and got the emotion behind it. Whether they want go in the direction of Eminem is highly unlikely IMO but would be VERY interesting it they did. I don't think they are afraid to try new things i.e. the Bollywood number was refreshingly unique.

    I think this season with the new SD and less time to prepare...then having to re-work their LP etc. there wasn't time to get crazy out of the box. But they constantly talk about wanting to change things up i.e. cool lifts and unique music choices so I'm always looking forward to what they are going to do.

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    LOVE Muse, but Kerrs used it two time. And there 2009 FD was one of the best. Snd Kerrs one of the most interteined teams. So i think it will be greate for M-C use rock music, but maybe not Muse.
    I like Nightwish, for example "Sleeping sun". But dodnt know what do you think about it
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    How about Love the Way you Lie - eminem and Rihanna? Here's a neat cover of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urJqobqFWj8

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    You can find a lot of piano covers here:
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    I hate it when ice dancers use muzak covers.

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