Cain/LeDuc fan thread.. the beginning.

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It's nice to see. They may have taken silver at U.S. Nationals with the sp skate they put out at 4CCs. I think coming back so strong at U.S. Nationals in their fp to pull themselves up to 4th and a pewter medal gave them a burst of confidence heading into 4CCs. As Ashley said coming off the ice in Taipei, they've been waiting all year to put out that kind of performance. The throw jump was high and well landed too. Their hard work is paying off. It's interesting to see the arc of athletes' journeys, the ebb and flow. What we see on the ice does not tell us all that they do and what they experience on and off the ice between competitions that helps them turn a corner. Plus, we don't always understand how physical issues impact performance because athletes tend not to complain but to swallow their pain and go out with a positive attitude.

Good luck to C/L in the fp tomorrow! Their programs have improved steadily over the course of the season.
 

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Kudos to Mozer, and such high praise from all the athletes. Was Mozer formerly a skater? If so, it's hard to imagine what she looked like as a young skater sans Elton John vibe. ;) Obviously, Mozer knows her stuff technically. That's so cool she has such an eye for what can help each pair she reviews, and that she knew exactly what to tell Ashley about body positioning, to benefit her execution as a relatively tall skater.
 

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From OutSports in my news feed

Openly gay skater Timothy LeDuc and pairs partner shine in event


https://www.outsports.com/2018/1/24...ashley-cain-pairs-skating-four-continents-gay

Timothy LeDuc and his pairs skating partner Ashley Cain are alternates to the U.S. Winter Olympics team, but they are skating like champions at an event in Asia.

LeDuc, who is openly gay, and Cain lead after the short program at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taiwan. Their long program is Saturday.
 

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They are such a talented team and had such a great competition at Four Continents. Happy for them, looking forward to good things next year hopefully.
 

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^^ Cool! Bringing the conversation over here from U.S. pairs thread.

So here are some of the fan suggestions so far mentioned on Ashley's Twitter:

Romeo & Juliet 1968 -- No, haven't we heard enough of R&J in skating? Plus, it's just not the right theme for C/L

Sheherazade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNymNaTr-Y

Pale Shelter Tears for Fears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kN_DJQJ3U with lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K43stOq-XZc instrumental *

Till Andy Williams *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6roW6obza94

Don't Come Around Here No More Tom Petty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8

Set on Fire Magic Giant **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpVy0I2XpUc

Totentanz Liszt * Wow, interesting but where do you begin to cut?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nVmFlSV1ok

Tristan & Isolde Wagner (I love the Sale/Pelletier fp to this music, but is it right for C/L?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L44Ml8K_mDg

@clairecloutier suggests something from 42nd Street or Hamilton or other modern orchestral music: *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0atAhf0XuPA&list=PLNXSK9RU25sgae0e2Q4sim1loQA55IxEs 42nd Street soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhinPd5RRJw&list=PLjQpKlmn_hsUCFFvkYW2uQDj_cRmS0Tlo Hamilton soundtrack

Alessia Cara mix: *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKp2CrfmVfw&list=RDEMVbnTfaUab2AFoEtXu9yjeQ

Don't Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nin-fiNz50M

Tron soundtrack - Daft Punk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qlPoNKa9sI

Clean Bandit mix *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZs1AHQBz24&list=PLWlTX25IDqIzA_QtNFSdzHJzbysEfV1Sv

Falling Slowly - Once
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LGavEmg6Xs

Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pta-gf6JaHQ

Feel It Still - Portugal *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bra_jlITzmI

Champagne Supernova - Oasis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6cyIG0CRQg

Duke Ellington mix *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez-ljQA2Kn8&list=PLF7B4314F5CB4BE70

Benny Goodman mix *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ4dpNal_k&list=PLCF4227C216CEE04A

Sentimental Journey - Esquivel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2azgxzcSj8 kind of cute

Hometown Glory - Adele (but it's been done before recently, so maybe something else by Adele?)
Adele playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw&list=PL8052044435AA73F9

my random rating guide: one red star * = good; two red stars ** = great
 
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My suggestions:
Modern orchestral music ideas (taking off from Claire's inspiration):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGsqpwt9yg0 Bruno Mars Grenade - Symphony Orchestra Cover **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qetI-4XvRg Epic Aggressive Modern-Hybrid Orchestral Music soundtracks *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ1YH6pXGBg Epic Badass Hybrid Music - Aggressive Modern Orchestral Mix *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-3KPOIK5xk Forcefield - Powerful Futuristic Hybrid Music Mix *

What about a jazz standard?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI9Or8rE_Dc Walk on the Wild Side ** (Best title credit sequence ever for a movie!)

My favorite band back-in-the-day :cheer2:
Earth Wind & Fire mix ** Shining Star
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SocjITU2aPo :encore:

Cat Stevens playlist **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHyzGslkWM&list=PLE583A9883D197959

C/L, since your Wu-tang name aliases are Sarkastik Wizard (Ashley Cain) and Midnight Commander (Tim LeDuc) or Arrogant Wanderer (Timothy LeDuc), maybe something ancient, magical, adventurous and warrior-like?
something from Lord of the Rings *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SBQvd6vY9s
or Chronicles of Narnia *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RslhuYnbj5c

Good luck Ashley & Timothy! Have a great off-season. I hope you find something from fans suggestions that resonates with you both and works choreographically for you guys to continuing growing and rockin' it out on the ice! Have fun! :cool:
 
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So I tweeted to Ashley Cain my choices..... drum roll y'all

SP = Havana, by Camila Cabello thats all over the radio! Riiiiiggghhhhttttt????? (Kinda like how K&O did Take Me To Church, I think this could be a signature program for them.) No need to thank me fellow FSU'ers. Just send me chocolates....LOTS of them...

and Free = Totentanz (modern version of Dance Of The Dead). Im still dieing for ANYONE to serve me some Totentanz!! Why not them
 

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Update
More ideas from me:
Vanessa Mae's Toccato & Fugue *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8Fa_EUQqY

Vanessa Mae's Storm (Vivaldi interpretation) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frtuXA9HUWM

Vanessa Mae's Sabre Dance **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-GLcye8_IY

I love Vanessa Mae. She is such a strong, sexy performer too!

Interesting:
John Saga's cover to Adele's All I Ask
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4kXbBHSA9w

More suggests on Ash's Twitter:
Lindsay Stirling & Piano Guys -- Mission Impossible theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p0BqUcQ7i0

Nina Simone See-Line Woman *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVEbzdN_7n0

Zhu - Good Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CWVgu2Odjg

Sylvan Esso - Coffee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr5AIKRPIHo

Camilla Cabello -
Havana **
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCjNJDNzw8Y

Indecent Proposal theme (John Barry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFOCqZxRDU0

Love Never Dies -- Andrew Lloyd Webber (sung by Sierra Boggess)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_4fo5KSnQk

Greatest Showman soundtrack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsrcCz0Mdg8

I love this tweet by one fan:
"I love Spartacus by Kachaturian. Also, his Masquerade ballet music. But I could be happy watching you skate to anything, even silence." :cheer2: Ditto!
Spartacus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVX0BoXc_Jk
Masquerade Waltz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCoLUMURunQ
 

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Fan Suggests on Ash's Twitter Cont'd:

Beach Boys medley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-r0lUVGRw

MMMBop - Hanson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE

Chumbawamba - Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H5uWRjFsGc

Barcelona Nights - Ottmar Liebert
*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1isv5s0uo

Heart Still Beating - Ottmar Liebert
*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFmYJTmRiPg

My Humps Black-eyed Peas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEe_eraFWWs :lol:

October Eric Whitacre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TuMsn270O4

Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Ralph Vaughn Williams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihx5LCF1yJY

Burn from the musical Hamilton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0k0FJrY4a8

Moment of Glory album Scorpions
*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdnBLfA6g4E

More classical music suggestions on Ash's Twitter:

Beethoven's 7th Symphony 2nd Movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHxmAsINDk

The same person suggests listening to the below composers ** (and avoiding well worn classical & pop music standards)
Beethoven; Mussorgsky; Brahms; Copland; Dvorak; Stravinksy

Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 from 'The New World'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuqyfEyNXQo

Mussorgsky playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RyLq5Pbw8M

Brahms playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKrxesI3ziE

Stravinsky playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4PoC7V0Mk

Copland playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8aJOQTLrKo

And I would add:
Bach playlist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JQm5aSjX6g

It's wonderful that Ash & Timothy have so many loving fans who are providing lots of interesting choices... :)
 
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Ashley tweeted that she and Timothy appeared on the Olympic Zone broadcast on their local NBC affiliate station. I don't know if the segment was aired nationally:
https://twitter.com/icegirlash/status/963964383956209664

Additional program music suggestions for C/L tweeted by fans:

Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack (Henry Mancini): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnqnlVLK8dA

It's Quiet Uptown Kelly Clarkson (The Hamilton Mixtape): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK4QRnBiTPA

Turning Page Sleeping at Last (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQDsKAdHFao
 

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This is my favorite tweet "Something that speaks to your souls. Unless your souls like tango. Then ignore your souls."

I love the suggestion of Burn from Hamilton. Or Alexa Scimeca's suggestion of My Humps
 

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Ashley and Timothy will be skating in Mentor, Ohio at Mentor Ice Rink in the Skate, Dance, Dream show on April 7, 2018. Kimmie Meissner is also headlining the show. Check out Ashley's Twitter for more info, or go to the Skate, Dance, Dream website. Links with details are posted in U.S. pairs thread. :)
 

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