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    Music That Screams "USE ME!"

    now I don't want the usual... "Carmen" or whatever... I'm saying stuff you don't normally see... Mozart's great... but I'm talking more modern.... it seems classical is where the skaters go, but there's so much more they could use!

    I'd like to see someone use "Grissom's Suite" from CSI's soundtrack... it's enough for a Long Program, but could also be edited for a Short Program. Probably more for a men's program, but who knows It reminds me a lot of "Antares" only it's completely different...

    I know there's a lot of us who want to see someone use the Pirates of the Caribean soundtrack... but I think someone will in the next season or two...

    so what do you suggest?

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    Most of you won't know most of the songs, since I'm a HUGE Sixties-Fan. However - here we go:

    - Tonight, tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
    - Exit music ... for a film - Radiohead
    - House of the rising sun - The Animals
    - Nights in white satin - The Moody Blues
    - Nothing else matters - Metallica
    - Sound of silence and/or Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
    - I put a spell on you - Them
    - It's all over know, Baby Blue - Them
    - Summertime - The Zombies
    - You'll never walk alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
    - Almost ANYTHING by The Doors

    And I WANT NOBODY BUT ALEXEI!!! (not Urmanov, not Tikhonov!) skating to this particular kind of music!

    In general I think a BLUES would suit him fine: It's slow (let's consider his hip, hehe!), passionate, ecxiting, melancholical, erotical and sexy ... :o Wouldn't it be very "special" to see that?

    Anke (old fashioned gal)
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    - Sound of silence and/or Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
    Sounds of Silence was used by the Stars On Ice Cast in 1999/2000, I believe... it was the year before Scott retired from the show

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    I love:

    *Respighi's Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, and Roman Festivals
    *Bernstein's "Candide" - Overture and Make Our Garden Grow
    *Glory: Score by James Horner
    *Dances With Wolves - John Barry (Think B&E used part of this in 92). Whole score is brilliant
    *A Walk In The Clouds by Maurice Jarre
    *Anything by Chick Corea that can be skated to

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    Two obvious ones: Jethro Tull's "Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of A New Day)" and Billy Joel's "Running On Ice."

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    Music from:

    'The English patient',
    'Crouching tiger hidden dragon',
    'The Pianist'

    'Remembering Moscow' by Ennio Morricone

    "Can't stop loving that man" from the Broadway musical 'Showboat'

    That's all I can think of right now.

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    Music screaming "use me!"

    Germanice -

    Couldn't agree more about the Smashing Pumpkins and The Doors. I always wanted to see someone use "Touch Me", but then I think I read in a past issue of BOI that someone once did. Can't remember who now. Also agree about Radiohead's "Exit music ... for a film". I'd also like to see someone use "Lucky", and maybe even "Creep".

    I also think Agnesta (sp) Holland's soundtracks for "Olivier Olivier" and to a lesser extent "Europa Europa" would be fabulous to skate to for a competitive program. I'd love to skate to the former!

    I'd also like to see someone use REM's "I've been High"
    And maybe INXS "Never tear us apart"

    Off the top of my head that's all I can think of, but I know I must be far from alone in often hearing music of all sorts that has yet to be utilised (at least in the elite ranks) and designing programs to it!!!

    Best, Lilia

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    music that begs...

    I'd love to see someone skate to Gato Barberi's version of Europa. It's a very passionate piece that uses a great sax riff for the melody line.

    I'd also like to see someone skate to Thomas Dolby's " The Voyage of the Mind's Eye" from a collection of CGI animation shorts by the same name. The song is haunting and beautiful.

    I've always been very fond of the scoring of the music from the TV series STARGATE. The main theme could be interwoven with the incidental music for a complete skating program.

    Though I'm sure it's been used ( or at least some of it) anything by Aaron Copeland would be great. The sycopation and timing would have to be perfect to pull it off and would require skater(s)with true mastery ( Kurt Browning, B&S, Yuka or Michelle)

    Finally, OUT OF AFRICA score is beautiful and lyrical. Selections from this piece would be wonderful skating music.

    I'm still praying that Michelle will pull out Claire de Lune and see what she could do with it. Just a thought.

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    Re: Music screaming "use me!"

    Originally posted by ballerinagrl
    I'd also like to see someone use REM's "I've been High"
    And maybe INXS "Never tear us apart"
    Elvis Stojko used that INXS song (plus another one) in the 96 Worlds exhibitions.

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    "......Finally, OUT OF AFRICA score is beautiful and lyrical. Selections from this piece would be wonderful skating music...."

    Claudia Leistner skated an exhibition to Out of Africa at the 1988/89 Skate America.

    Vash

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    I like the music "Only Time" by Enya, and "Everybody Hurts" by REM.

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    Paul Wylie once did skate to the Door's "Touch Me." It was on one of those "Battle Of The Sexes" television specials in the mid 90s.

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    Originally posted by Vash01
    "......Finally, OUT OF AFRICA score is beautiful and lyrical. Selections from this piece would be wonderful skating music...."

    Claudia Leistner skated an exhibition to Out of Africa at the 1988/89 Skate America.
    Woetzel & Steuer did a pro number to the Out of Africa theme. They only used it a couple times as a technical program at a few competitions. Beautiful music and they used it very well.

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    I'd like to see skaters use just about anything by Booker T & the MGs, but a tune called "Hip Hug Her" in particular. I think that would make a really groovy program.

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    I was in a big tap number to the overture of the musical 42nd Street (my high school's version of it, at least!) and I've often wondered how it could be translated into skating. A lot of people refer to "tap dancing on ice" (Yagudin etc) but I've never been able to find anything in common between the two! But I'd love to see someone use this piece of music, and a lot of other ones from lesser known musicals (Kiss Me Kate, etc).

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