[ExI] Re.: celtic woman
benboc at lineone.net
Sun Nov 23 14:02:02 UTC 2008
Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> explained:
>Fwiw, my comment about transhumanists in action at
>was a shorthand way of pointing to a combination of rapturous song
>with the swooping, soaring, almost supernatural skating that, for me,
>emulated dancing in low gravity, or maybe enhanced, powered >H
>bodies. The actual choreography seems to me fairly banal, even
>coarsely vulgar, but the sheer physical grace of the man and woman
>skating seems almost to transcend ordinary human capacities--the
>apparent *effortlessness* of it.
Oh, I totally agree about the skating.
But I had to watch it with the sound turned down, to avoid the 'disney
affect' (similar to seasickness, but more distressing, because you know
somebody's doing it /on purpose/).
Sorry, but for me it wasn't 'rapturous song', it was more like 'soppy
sentimentality'. If it had been the theme from GITS SAC, now....
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