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    Still Love Jeff's Program Best

    Everytime I see Jeff skate his program Naqoyqatsi it captivates me. Even despite his two flaws tonight, Jeff's choreography and interpretation stood out from the rest. He didn't skate it as perfectly as he did at Canadians, but he did a good job.

    Congratulations Jeff!!!

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    His music did absolutely nothing for me, sorry.

    Yana

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    Start the lovefest for Jeff! I loved both the SP and Naquoyqatsi. I hope he can find two programs that bring out his talent as well those two programs did for Torino.

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    I think Jeff's short was one of the highlights of skating for me so far this year. Beautiful choreography, body line, speed, conviction, performance. It wowed me. I now see what so many have been talking about with his skating. I would have put him second in the short. Even though I don't really like Lambiel's (sp?) skating that much, I'd give him credit for the 4/3 and put him first in the short. Still, Jeff's program was the best. And why wasn't Plushy down in 7th place with Johnny? The rest of the program certainly didn't justify his placement. I like him, but let's judge the actual skating.

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    I absolutly LOVE Jeff's programs this season, and I still get chivers when I watch Jeff's LP program. Just brings me back to that magical night at the JLC in London when he won his first Canadian Championship.

    Jeff has "the full package" He may not have done the quad, however every other detail he does have, that the judges are looking at and rewarding him for.

    This Buddle Buddie is one happy camper !!!

    Congratulations Jeff - Sudbury is really proud of you too !!!

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    Just have to add that I'm with everyone who loves Jeff's LP. Finally! A skater breaks the Phillip Glass barrier and does so magnificently. I mean, Jeff got applause just for the bent-knee slide spread eagle with the body dropping forward. IMO, it's because the choreography and the way Jeff executes it so brilliantly expresses the music, which does everything for me. JMO.

    I'm so glad the judges rewarded him and hope more skaters look to the more unusual, for figure skating competitions, kinds of music some of the men used in both the SP and LP, as well as the unique interpretations of classical pieces.

    Official Fan of Jeff Buttle's '04/05 LP.

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    Joining the chorus. Jeff's programs are fan-tas-tic. Especially I think his LP is a perfect example of a skater enhancing the piece of music instead of a piece of music enhancing the skater. One could give the merit to David Wilson; no doubt that Mr. Wilson deserves some credit, but it takes an incredible talented skater to take such a difficult choreography and be able to pull it off...WOW!

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    Jeff and Johnny are my favorite skaters among the eligible men and I thought Prelude in C Sharp Minor and Naqoyqatsi were masterpieces. His programs are reminicent of '96-'99 era Kwan, unusual music choices jam-packed with choreography and painstaking attention paid to how the choreography relates to the music. I have high hopes for him in the future. He might not always do well, but I am hoping that he will consistently create strong programs. His spins, footwork and MITF can compete with anyone in men's skating.

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    Ogre Mage,
    ITA with your very wiell written post. It perfectly expressed what I feel about both Prelude in C Sharp Minor and Naqoyqatsi.

    BTW, that's a totally radical avatar. Love it!

    Rgirl

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    Thanks, Rgirl, good to see you here again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan
    His music did absolutely nothing for me, sorry.

    Yana

    Hm...you must not appreciate great music. I guess one has to like piano music to get it. Phillip Glass also did the music for the movie "The Hours." Awesome music.

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    Hey everyone is entitled to their taste! Just b/c I didn't like his music, it does not mean I lack appreciation for "great" music, I think that was a bit uncalled for. I, in fact, love piono music. But I like classical, not contemporary. And even amongst classical, I do not always like everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan
    Hey everyone is entitled to their taste! Just b/c I didn't like his music, it does not mean I lack appreciation for "great" music, I think that was a bit uncalled for. I, in fact, love piono music. But I like classical, not contemporary. And even amongst classical, I do not always like everything.

    Yana
    ITA.
    Every one has different musical taste and vision of the way the music should be interpreted. I for one don't quite get his program either and don't understand he can placed so high with mistakes. But was told that his program was very difficult now with the protocol sheet, it is obviousely he can win over Johnny with 2 falls even Johnny skated clean. Jeff's program base Tech mark has 8 poionts over Johnny's. So now with CoP it is a different game now. 6.0 you earn ordial based on the whole quality of your skate of each program (qual,sp,lp). While CoP you earn points with each elements in 3 programs.

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