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Old 07-28-2012, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Olympic ceremony music!

I thought the opening industrial revolution scene was stunning, & overall, I think the opening ceremony was very well conceived, especially considering the budget difference compared to Beijing. I'm not too sure the global audience would have got some of the content, but certainly some of the modern references such as Bond & Bean.

Originally Posted by Talismanis View Post
I thought Evelyn Glennie was superb, she just sounded so powerful with all the volunteer drummers.
Yes, drummers got a good slice of the public consciousness pie there, & Evelyn was great :)

Originally Posted by Talismanis View Post
Arctic Monkeys were absolutely great imo.
You're joking, right? :) Pitchy vocals, terrible guitar work, benign original material with zero international resonance. Of all the great musicians this country has produced, was that really the best we could put forward? Given the magnitude & global nature of the event, that was a terrible booking decision.

Abe Laboriel Jr. nailed it big time :)
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