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I love M/G and wish OGM for them, but… that FS music is really making me and my Soviet ass upset. The 2nd piece is the music which I used to hear every day for a long time, when the evening news segment “Time” started. Needless to say it had an effect, as if I put this as my morning alarm clock for many years.
For westerners, I imagine it would be as hearing a NBC/CNN breaking news sound as a 2nd part of the music. It doesn’t even sound like music to me anymore, I just perceive it as a “sound”.
Thank you for posting this! I'd seen bits of comments here and there that made me wonder just how familiar that music is to other populations. I can't imagine what Moskvina was thinking by choosing it, especially in view of what you're saying, but also because it just doesn't seem to fit, or to resonate well with a lot of other people. She did say in a recent interview that she had asked people's advice (whose, I don't know) about using it and received affirmative answers.
I also love M/G and wish the OGM for them. They bring something really special to pairs skating; they have heart, and sparkle, and real diva-esque personalities, paired with a down-to-earth feeling that is just lovely. Not to mention brilliant elements. The FS doesn't seem like an Olympic program to me. But, Nastya and Sasha are already making me feel something through the music, and I can imagine that this will continue to improve. I noticed that they (and Moskvina) changed and developed the Queen program all through the season last year, so I imagine that will happen again. In fact, Sasha said in an interview a couple of weeks ago that that process already started, after the test skates.