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  1. I hope you enjoyed the Hollies - fantastic! Absolutely, half the fun of any Mika gig is meeting up with old friends - and I love the fact that both you and I were at that gig in Oslo years ago.... but didn't know each other then! Yes, whenever Mika does preform in the UK he is always very well received by the audience and puts on a great show. It's just a shame that he doesn't do it more often. But I think, to be fair to him, he suffers from a lack of confidence regarding performing here.... it's a lot easier for him to perform in France and Italy. If there is a new album next year I don't think we can expect a huge amount of uk gigs but anything would be a bonus.
  2. Mika's image and presence ( or lack of) in the U.K. has always been a contentious issue. I think that the whole XF thing runs deep because it goes against the grain of all Mika's early opinions and values. I think that some of us feel that he has betrayed his roots and ideals. You are absolutely right that he gets no attention here now no matter how successful he is elsewhere. I can not blame him for pursuing his career where he is able to but some of us here in the U.K. do feel let down and abandoned. I realise that there are many other countries that he doesn't do anything in either but he was originally a U.K. artist..... and we were very proud of him. But I remember as we walked to The Palladium ( can't believe that was only last year! ) you were telling us of a negative comment from a member of the public regarding Mika's upcoming performance. Unfortunately there is a lot of that sort of attitude here.
  3. It's the 'Blast from the past' type references that are going to make it even more difficult to bear, plus that fact that in the U.K. even amongst people who used to watch and enjoy XF it's pretty much had its day. Therefore anyone coming into it at this stage appears to be grasping at straws. I'm not trying to be a party pooper- it IS good to see Mika get U.K. exposure but personally I am happier with him airing his expertise on shows like The Art of Song on the radio.
  4. Yes, that just about seals it doesn't it.
  5. It's always a treat to see Mika on U.K. TV but I have lived in dread of the day that he would be on this dreadful programme.
  6. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    Thanks Deb. That's lovely.
  7. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    That was lovely that she called you Deb even if it was brief. I am relieved to hear that Mika has heard the news. The way in which he responds is of course entirely up to him. I, like many of you, am very aware that Mika was fond of David and appreciated his love and dedication.
  8. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    Lovely write up Rose
  9. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    In my opinion I think it would be ok. What do you think Rose? What does anyone else think? It's fairly common here in the U.K. And I think really it's just a case of people feeling that a lot of flowers is maybe a waste when the money could be better spent by the chosen charity. But of course, you may get a reply from the family.
  10. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    What a lovely idea Anne.
  11. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    Thanks for posting this Deb. I googled last night but failed to find anything. I will send you my donation shortly but I am also happy for it to go to charity. Having said that, I feel that many of us feel that we are a family of sorts and I don't think Freddie's family would be upset or offended by a small floral offering from us. But that's just my opinion.
  12. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    Thanks Deb. I was hoping that we could do something. Really pleased. X
  13. In Memoriam: RIP FREDDIESDOUBLE

    Really lovely to read all the messages and see all the brilliant pictures! What a character! For so many of us he was more or less MFC in those early years. In real life I spent many an hour standing next to him in queues. Happy, happy memories of really fun times. He has left a hole in our lives but he certainly brought a lot of fun, joy and happiness to many.
  14. Mika's English accent?

    Whether it's silly or not it happens. I am from Yorkshire, in the north of England. Northern accents are sometimes considered to make people sound 'thick' . When I was growing up, and realised that I wanted to work as a nanny, I made a conscious effort to change my accent to a level which would be more acceptable to possible employees in London. I didn't want to go to interviews and be judged by my accent rather than my ability to do the job. Interestingly, in my first job, my employer said that when I talked to my family or boyfriend on the phone she couldn't understand a word I was saying as my accent changed, but I wasn't aware of that.