This thread needs a course in manners 101 pronto.
I'll start with the first rule:
1. Don't jump to conclusions!
For example, if someone uses Fraulein, he/she could be mistakenly using the word, but don't jump to the conclusion he's using it purposely in a derogatory manner.
I agree Joubert is not a very musical skater. In fact, I get bored listening to Joubert's music as I find it always the SAME, and nothing more than trivial commercial music meant to hook his little howling fans.
For me Joubert feels like the furthest thing from ART in the skating world.
But still, I can appreciate what he does, and fans with no appreciation for great music need a skater like this to keep their interest in the sport. And of course for those who judge skaters by their looks he is a very good looking guy.
Plushenko on the other hand seems to try very hard to come up with good music for his programs. Unfortunately he fails miserably in this attempt and I might rather be locked in isolation than to be forced to listen to Marton's agonizingly dull, repetitive Tango scores. :boohoo:
I am glad Plushy has returned though. He is afterall the Olympic champion and one of the greatest jumpers in the history of the sport. He also seems to be a nice person too and we should not judge him by his silly mullet
If I had to judge a skater by their music selections, Evan would be at the top.
Maybe Evan just has superior taste in music as he generally skates to aknowledged and beloved masterpieces. If not the most musical of skaters, he does manage to find a way to bring the grandeur of his music to the forefront as in performance after performance his intensity, fueled and led by the majestic scores always brings the crowd to their feet. His style is not for eveyone - but in his own way he is every bit the showman that Joubert and Plushy are.
I think it is shallow to knock Evan so hard for a perceived lack of "musicality" when it is so obvious Joubert and Plushy seem incapable of anything close to superior interpretation the way we see from Jeremy.
If it makes some feel better to "hate" Evan then who am I to question their motives let alone their right to enjoy and even revel in this hatred. Some even note that they hate Evan on a personal level - and expect us to believe they actually know him . Please - to hate on such a personal level I think you actually need to know the person otherwise such statements reveal xenophobic
I like Joubert and Plushy even if I find them somewhat comical at times. I find Evan comical too - I mean those costumes and that ridiculous overdone Hollywood tan crack me up. Thank god I can laugh at all this stuff rather than taking it so seriously.
BTW, I like Tomas even if he looks so ungodly pale (). Maybe Evan shoud reveal some of his tanning secrets to Tomas - it might help boost his pcs if the judges could actually see Tomas out on the ice and not what appears to be a ghost on iceskates
Last edited by janetfan; 11-16-2009 at 09:33 AM.
Judging in the Cold War era was anti Sport, for me. Kat's coca cola ads were sexy and fresh. She was highly hyped in her hayday. Roz made lots of money doing those Sunday Afternoon silly competitions. Thanks to Harding.
Please, I would always rather listen to Evan's music - medusa even shares that feeling, even it she can't stand Evan's skating.
And why not start by adding a little tan to your picture of Tomas here.
Last edited by janetfan; 11-16-2009 at 08:44 AM.
And if choosing overly-used figure skating musical routines equivalent to being the most musical, then I believe the likes of Ponsero, Tomas, Jeffrey etc just go and shoot themselves for trying originality throughout the years. And so should Brian for choosing Matrix and Apocalyptica music (04 and 07), Plushenko for Micheal Jackson medley (02) or various wonderful marton renditions (King of Forest, Magic Stradivarious, Tosca Fantasy) and so on..
From now on I guess the rule should go, olympic year, choose Carmen (06) or scheherazade ('10), do frantic arm flailing and you're the most musical! Silly me..
Joubert fans of no appreciation of great music need safri duo to keep interest to the sport?By the way I like Safri Duo A LOT!.How music illiteral I must be.
Since when there is a need to be so snobbish if the music is not concerto F, and if your skater is not musical a la Abott. Because you think Jeremy is so artistic and Joubert and Plush not. Plush and Joubert are for girl screaming at their seats and X's skate( i really dont want to pick a specific skater, and abott is great) is a piece of art that suits the MoMA. WOW!
When you tell me how many kilos is Art and how you weight it maybe I will laugh on the joke.
Medusa must be in real trouble cause as far as I know she likes Joubert and Jeremmy as much
Last edited by seniorita; 11-16-2009 at 08:54 AM.
I mean Joubert has the pelvic thrust, Plushy has the finger, Evan has the TAN to end all TANS doesn't Tomas need something extra too.??
Maybe Tomas should make a quick trip to Belgium and see if Kevin could lend him one of his more exotic costumes
Last edited by janetfan; 11-16-2009 at 10:04 AM.