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    Quote Originally Posted by Jun Y View Post
    Good question. Why do I still watch skating? I guess it's a mixture of 1) habit (too old to pick up a new hobby), 2) interest in technical aspects of skating especially skating skills, 3) the feeling of community with friends I have already made, 4) seeing young skaters whose styles are unknown or unfamiliar to me, 5) occasional crumbs of fresh surprises from occasional skaters who stubbornly refuse to accept the encouragement of conformity or settle for familiarity.

    But indeed I am less enthusiastic about watching figure skating lately than I was before.
    I couldn't agree more. These are very sad times for skating.

    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    But ugh, why did they allow vocals?!?
    Because finding music that is suitable for a skating program is hard enough as it is. Having to limit yourself to vocal-free music only makes it even more difficult and restricts skaters' choice severely.

    Quote Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
    Alexander Majorov
    SP: The Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd Choreographed by Catarina Lindgren & Irina Majorova
    FS: Archangel (from "Nero") by Thomas J. Bergersen Choreographed by Catarina Lindgren & Irina Majorova

    Source: http://alexandermajorov.com/about/programs/
    So he's going back to the FS that he scrapped at the beginning of last season? That's slightly bizarre. Perhaps the program was too challenging or needed more mileage and he didn't want to take that risk in the Olympic season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigrid View Post
    From the video in this post http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...=1#post4294550 Adam Rippon new SP is "Tuxedo Junction" by Quincy Jones
    Thanks to TanithandBenFan for sharing her videos in the linked thread. It looks like that California fundraiser show was excellent. I like Rippon's new sp and his cool choice of jazz. Wonder what his ultimate costume will be? Nice suspenders too, but it might be more interesting to change-up from suspenders for this genre of music. Anyway, Adam looks good and very in to the program.

    I love what I saw from Duhamel/ Radford in the brief clip from this show, but is it an exhibition piece or their new sp? It's quite wonderful!


    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    I'd love to see someone skate to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V9ZnPB3InY

    But who would dare and who could do it justice? (Thanks to skatesindreams for bringing it to my attention. )

    Or how about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DpUtM9d_sA Maybe only Kostner or Asada at their very best.
    Oh, these are both exquisite. Perhaps the Marian Anderson Massenet would work better for exhibition. The Bach I believe has been used before by skaters, only not this version of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    I'd love to see someone skate to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V9ZnPB3InY

    But who would dare and who could do it justice? (Thanks to skatesindreams for bringing it to my attention. )

    Or how about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DpUtM9d_sA Maybe only Kostner or Asada at their very best.
    I nominate Jeffrey Buttle, for both pieces.
    He has the required maturity and peerless interpretative skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    Thanks to TanithandBenFan for sharing her videos in the linked thread. It looks like that California fundraiser show was excellent. I like Rippon's new sp and his cool choice of jazz. Wonder what his ultimate costume will be? Nice suspenders too, but it might be more interesting to change-up from suspenders for this genre of music. Anyway, Adam looks good and very in to the program.

    I love what I saw from Duhamel/ Radford in the brief clip from this show, but is it an exhibition piece or their new sp? It's quite wonderful!




    Oh, these are both exquisite. Perhaps the Marian Anderson Massenet would work better for exhibition. The Bach I believe has been used before by skaters, only not this version of it.
    Dear Lord, suspenders. Liked Adam's program, but now with Jason Brown's new SP set to blues, and a costume in which suspenders are promised, I am afraid for the costume choices of American men. No more Carmen, and no more suspenders!

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    ^^

    Well there are other costume inspirations out there. I previously posted the below suggests in the JB thread in Skip (as originally cited by Mrs. P elsewhere):

    http://precisemuzic.files.wordpress....ittleshort.jpg (Columbus Short, the actor who portrayed Little Walter [composer of Juke] in the film, Cadillac Records) Egads, tho' still wearing the dreaded suspenders, but the pencil stripe shirt pattern is cool and different.

    http://www.justjared.com/photo-galle...s-01/fullsize/ (Adrien Brody styling as Leonard Chess in the same film)


    And look at these menswear ideas from the 1940s era:

    http://mens-fashion.lovetoknow.com/M...the_1940&#39;s

    http://electricka.com/etaf/muses/mus...suit_page2.htm (baggy zoot suit is better for exhibition tho')

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/409968372298908745/

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/7041897...-men-zoot-suit

    http://www.thefind.com/apparel/browse-1940s-zoot-suit


    And btw, nobody does the suspenders shtick better than Robin Cousins did!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a7sSuPpmcc
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    So Jeremy Abbott skated this program at THE ICE recently to Barber's Adagio.

    Stunning program (what else is new from Abbott), but could this be his new free skate? The length is about 4.5 minutes and all the marked jumping passes seem to fit...? I'm being tentative because I'm a noob when it comes to show skating, but alot of elements fit a free program model to me...

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    I think you've nailed it. It's structured like a free skate, begins with a 3T (to be a 4T later) and has two Axel passes right after the mid-point.

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    I remember Jeremy saying that he was going to get a program that he could use as an exhibition or as a competitive program should he decide to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lahaa968 View Post
    So Jeremy Abbott skated this program at THE ICE recently to Barber's Adagio.

    Stunning program (what else is new from Abbott), but could this be his new free skate? The length is about 4.5 minutes and all the marked jumping passes seem to fit...? I'm being tentative because I'm a noob when it comes to show skating, but alot of elements fit a free program model to me...
    Quote Originally Posted by acraven View Post
    I think you've nailed it. It's structured like a free skate, begins with a 3T (to be a 4T later) and has two Axel passes right after the mid-point.
    Just in case if you didn't notice the commentator said obviously "(next) season" and "free" in the beginning. Actually the Japanese use the English words/names for short and free programs just like they do for many other figure skating terms.

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    The commentator was Yuka Sato.
    There are more details about what she said in "THE ICE" thread.

    Jeremy is apparently seriously considering competing this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeschke View Post
    Ross Miner
    SP: The Way We Were
    LP: Bonanza by Andrea Boccelli
    at the Bocelli song title typo - it's "Romanza" (composed by Mauro Malavasi). The first minute or so of Miner's FS is an instrumental piece by Nino Rota. Miner debuted this program at the former Liberty Summer Competition, now known as the Philadelphia Summer Championships - highlights/recap article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/07/21/85572800

    Three other Grand Prix competitors were in Philadelphia - 2 article excerpts:

    Veronik Mallet (CAN) is keeping her "Funny Girl" medley FS:
    "[David Wilson] re-did the whole thing two weeks ago," [coach Annie] Barabé said. "She was nervous to do it here, so we kept the jumps more simple. Before, she was mostly worried about the jumps; now, she feels the music more."

    Mallet didn't use any of Barbra Streisand's vocals, but that may change.

    "I didn't think I would like [vocals] so much, but I do," Barabé said. "I would like to add some to [Mallet's] free, maybe not the whole program. I messaged David about it, and he thinks it might be hard to do, because it's a medley. We will see."

    Mallet fell on a triple flip in her new short to music from the ballet Les Sylphides, also choreographed by Wilson.
    Ashley Cain did not compete but received feedback on her programs from officials on Saturday:
    In her short, set to the Mission: Impossible soundtrack, she sports a black unitard and plays up her sultry side.

    "It's a little bit sexy but also sneaky, like I have a secret and I'm keeping it to myself," she said. "I'm playing with the audience and judges."

    She and [choreographer Scott] Brown are still putting finishing touches on her free skate to the Evita soundtrack, using vocals by Madonna.

    "This is the 10th version of it, because we wanted the perfect cut with vocals," she said. "I start with the death announcement of Eva Perón and kind of go into this very intense beginning, with the church choir singing."
    Alexei Bychenko (ISR) debuted a new SP that includes (in second half) the famous drinking song ("Libiamo, ne' lieti calici") from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata.
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    Do we know anything about the programs of Anna and Luca?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Alexei Bychenko (ISR) debuted a new SP that includes (in second half) the famous drinking song ("Libiamo, ne' lieti calici") from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata.
    WHEE for no pryde programs!
    I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Alexei Bychenko (ISR) debuted a new SP that includes (in second half) the famous drinking song ("Libiamo, ne' lieti calici") from Act I of Verdi's La Traviata.
    That sounds oddly entertaining.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amantide View Post
    Do we know anything about the programs of Anna and Luca?
    They could do The Marriage of Figaro as a sequel FD. You know they want to

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    Quote Originally Posted by lahaa968 View Post
    So Jeremy Abbott skated this program at THE ICE recently to Barber's Adagio.

    Stunning program (what else is new from Abbott), but could this be his new free skate? ...
    Great, thanks for posting.

    My idea of Heaven: Matt, Rohene and now Jereamazin' skating to Barber's Adagio... Yum!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFAsNpBJbk0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCwLSuBp9wo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fphd...p5aY7HDiOOrhlQ



    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    The commentator was Yuka Sato.
    There are more details about what she said in "THE ICE" thread.

    Jeremy is apparently seriously considering competing this season.
    Thanks for pointing out that Yuka was commentating! Jeremy looks good with his modest facial hair too, though he will likely shave it off when the new season arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    The commentator was Yuka Sato.
    There are more details about what she said in "THE ICE" thread.
    No, that was a male commentator who said it (unless Yuka Sato sounds like a male ).



    Quote Originally Posted by Zemgirl View Post
    They could do The Marriage of Figaro as a sequel FD. You know they want to
    I hope they will do something more contemporary for a change, like their 'Requiem for A Dream' FD.
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    Sorry, double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauravvv View Post
    No, that was a male commentator who said it (unless Yuka Sato sounds like a male ).
    No, it was Yuka Sato if you're talking about Jeremy. The male commentator from Fuji TV just explained that Jeremy skated the show version of the long program for the coming season, and Yuka Sato who is one of his coaches was commentating on the day. Based on Yuka's comments, I got an impression that Jeremy is seriously considering about continuing but Yuka is not sure whether he'll really compete in the coming season or not at this point. If you're talking about Patrick, the male commentator explained more important information than on Jeremy's video.

    ETA:
    Sorry, I found the male commentator also said that Jeremy will continue competing in the beginning of the video. Anyway I think Yuka's comments are more reliable as long as it is about Jeremy.
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    Any vids available from Liberty summer competition?

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