Sunday, August 2, 2015

A PERFECT MATCH (365 DAYS, and then some...)

The International des Feux Loto-Quebec de Montreal 
concluded beautifully with an homage to Madonna. 
I think she would have been pleased with this. 
The soundtrack offered a great review of her musical career, 
and the fireworks were simply beautiful. 
A perfect match!!! 
Thanks to all involved in this project.

As far as who won the competition this year, 
my faves were England, Canada and Hong Kong. 
The jury decided: 
England for the gold jupiter; 
France for the silver jupiter, 
and Hong Kong for the bronze jupiter. 

I disagree with their decision about France, 
but I have no say in the matter. 
I'm only entitled to my own opinion....

Friday, July 31, 2015

DÉSOLÉ (365 DAYS, and then some...)

The competition at the 
International des Feux Loto-Quebec de Montreal 
was concluded with the participation of the French team, 
represented by JCO
and their program was called 
Dynamite Circus
Their concept sounded exciting, 
but truth be told, 
it is one thing to come up with a great idea, 
it is another when you lose yourself into said concept. 
As far as their soundtrack is concerned, 
it was burdened by lots of narrative 
and their feeble attempt at humor with it came short, IMHO.... 
The musical selection was a mish-mash that didn`t really create momentum. 
The show had a few good moments 
but too many down times and nothing too impressive. 
I'm sorry, 
but I've seen better presentations from French companies. 
Better luck next time!!

The results of the competition will be known next Saturday. 
My heart goes to Hong Kong, Canada and England.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Last night, 
at the International des Feux Loto-Quebec de Montreal, 
the American team was represented by Rozzi's Famous Fireworks. 
As far as the soundtrack is concerned, 
I felt it was an odd mix, 
some Vivaldi mixed with some contemporary music, 
a mishmash that made no sense. 
But visually, 
nice to watch if a bit restrained, 
for an American fireworks. 
Sorry guys, 
but when we speak of fireworks from the USA, 
we expect some standards to be maintained. 
The finale was typically American if not phenomenal, 
but the previous 25 minutes were just fine. 
The WOW factor just wasn't there, 
even if I liked what they did for the Evanescence's song.

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