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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 20:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hahaha.... he was burned.

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"Heading into the 9:30 club Tuesday night, there was no reason to believe that the spike-of-uncut-fructose-to-the-brain-stem appeal (if that's a word) of Mika's 'Life in Cartoon Motion' album would translate in any meaningful way to the stage. The Royal College of Music-trained pastiche artist's debut is as hooky and heartless as the chewing-gum jingles he's already been paid to write.
But the almost frightening adoration with which a sold-out crowd welcomed him for his first D.C. appearance made the show feel more like a homecoming than an introduction. Backed by and able-if-indistinct four-piece band, the star bounded onstage to the keyboard vamp of 'Relax (Take It Easy),' as though warning any nonbelievers that resistance was useless, and so it was. Alternating pogo leaps with Christ poses, he put the familiar tune over like a shot of soda bubbles up your nose. By the time a big girl wrapped in a shiny green dress joined him onstage for 'Big Girl (You Are Beautiful),'it felt like the show might climax with its second song.
Mika manned the keyboard for the sequence of mid-tempo numbers that followed, of which 'Stuck in the Middle,' showcasing that acrobatic falsetto of his, was the most fetching. Helping to fill out a 65-minute set were a new song, 'Holy Johnny,' and a pair of covers: The Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams' and the Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back'.
For the Flaming Lips-esque encore of the No.1 UK single 'Grace Kelly,' the band returned clad in giant animal costumes, joining paws and dancing in a circle before relations deteriorated and the bunny rabbit pretended to beat the others unconscious with her drumsticks. After they all stood up-Thanks God they're okay!-and the cow unmasked himself as the evening's headliner, the subsequent balloon launch and confetti spray only deepened the certainty that the entire show had been a hallucination. Guilty pleasure? Yes and yes."

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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 20:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Mika.


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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

7 seas of Whatever wrote:

I love Mika.


So do I. I think he's really cool, talented, and more unique than the other crap they play these days. He's cute, too.


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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley fan86 wrote:

7 seas of Whatever wrote:

I love Mika.


So do I. I think he's really cool, talented, and more unique than the other crap they play these days. He's cute, too.

Yes! I agree! He's verrrrrrrrrrrrrry cute!
I'm going to New York to see him perform on Good Morning America.


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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 21:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unless my English is failing these days, that actually reads as a positive review...


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Posted: 14 Jun 07, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spud wrote:

Unless my English is failing these days, that actually reads as a positive review...

It was actually hard to tell. :/
I thought it seemed more a negative one, but ah well.


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 00:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish I had been there, actually. I want to hear that guy sing LIVE!

I found out about it six days before the performance, and of course by that time it was sold out...

I live about 15 miles away, and going by public transportation would've been so easy! Dang it! So near, and yet so far.



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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spud wrote:

Unless my English is failing these days, that actually reads as a positive review...


Let's call it a "Hey, it was not as horrible as it could've been"-review. Goes to show that the Washington Post is a mighty good paper :)


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gosh, I wish I had known about that concert.

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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spud wrote:

Unless my English is failing these days, that actually reads as a positive review...


snap


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to see Mika on Saturday. I'll let you know whether or not he's any good. ;-)

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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

I'm going to see Mika on Saturday. I'll let you know whether or not he's any good. ;-)


I'm so jealous!! :-(
You suck, Erin! J/K
At this rate, I won't be able to even think about seeing another concert until Christmas Break, and no one tours at that time.


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

I'm going to see Mika on Saturday. I'll let you know whether or not he's any good. ;-)


You do know that once you turn 30, you are supposed to stop having fun.


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pfft....Maz

I'm not even there yet, but I know that once I'm there I'm still going to have fun. Age is nothing but a number, after all ;-)


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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IT'S A DISGRACE.

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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=009966>?Freya? wrote:

IT'S A DISGRACE.


LOL

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Posted: 15 Jun 07, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't care about the other songs but "My Interpretation" is very cool.


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Posted: 16 Jun 07, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maz wrote:

Erin wrote:

I'm going to see Mika on Saturday. I'll let you know whether or not he's any good. ;-)


You do know that once you turn 30, you are supposed to stop having fun.


Aww crap..:-(

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Posted: 17 Jun 07, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

somehow I can't stand him


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Posted: 17 Jun 07, 23:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mika "trying a little Freddie" in Atlanta, and omg....people cheered! :-o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw7aTPsjT8U

I really liked the show. I don't care what all you playah haters say! ;-)