Some very cool recordings from Barcelona this week. During the Women's All-around, a 15-year-old Shannon Miller performed the most perfect vault I have ever seen. It's no longer the most difficult vault, but I still regard it as perfectly performed. Then there's the judging discussion during the Women's 3 metre qualifying competition in diving. Cynthia Potter and cohorts sat for about an hour and explained the way judging works in diving. It is fabulous. At the time I wished figure skating would adopt this system. The "new" system for judging figure skating has many of these elements, just not enough of the provisions that prevent bias. It's a great conversation - one that could never have happened on network TV.
Two new pages this week. Arts and Entertainment and Trade Only. I love classical music so many of the recordings here are classical performances. The first entry is my favorite concert by Luciano Pavarotti. I have never seen it available in full and I feel lucky to have it. The Trade Only page is recordings I made of events that are available commercially. The commercial recordings are of much better quality, but I am including these as a part of my complete inventory.
Those vaults are why I started gymnastics! No one does it like Shannon.
diana benana (05/28/2009 08:16:56)