JoAllison

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About JoAllison

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    Jo Henn ( @JoAllisonHenn )
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    U.S.A. , upstate NY
  • Occupation
    Administrative Law Judge
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    Reading, photography (learning to use real camera, not just my phone - I’m on Instagram at henn.jo), genealogy (have an intermittent family history blog at https//:jahcmft.blogspot.com), politics, law, music, just generally curious about everything

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  1. What song are you listening to? (2017)

    Mna Na H Eireann - Nolwenn Leroy
  2. What song are you listening to? (2017)

    It’s My House - Mika (ended as I was typing it) now Diggin in the Dirt - Stefani Heinzmann
  3. What song are you listening to? (2017)

    Standing Stones - Marian Call
  4. What song are you listening to? (2017)

    Les Baisers Perdus (so lovely)
  5. US American Thread Part VI

    Thank you. I just finished watching the subtitled one. It was fun watching it the first time, even though most people talked too fast for me to understand, because I loved the music and watched the reactions/body language when the people I couldn’t understand talked and the emotion still came through a lot, but it was A LOT better with subtitles! I really appreciate that you all do them.
  6. US American Thread Part VI

    Thanks so much @Shanie and @Kumazzz for your help!
  7. Hi, I’m new here

    Thank you for the welcome! Sabine64 asked how I discovered Mika. This might get a bit long. I’ve had issues with depression since my middle brother died, hit by lightning about 7 years ago near DC. One of my ways of dealing has been watching YouTube videos of The Voice and X Factor in other countries in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep (have my favorite judges, Mika was definitely one). [Because of the years of watching I sort of understand French and Italian, and Dutch (plus one of my sister-in-laws is Dutch) and I took Spanish for 8 years a few decades ago & I still sort of understand it too, but have discovered I don’t really need to understand the language to like the music or the show.] Then one year I got the idea to listen to the music of all the coaches of The Voice since they’re the ones considered good enough to be coaches. I googled and found an article that listed all the countries that do The Voice (64!) and all the coaches for all the years. And I’ve been working my way through the coaches ever since via Spotify (and Wikipedia to check if they’re in a group). I’ve tried to give each one 1 hour to half a day, at minimum to see if I like them. If I like them I either add their stuff to one or more of my Spotify shuffle lists (can’t make a real playlist to save my life...I just add songs and hit shuffle), or straight out buy their music (or both). I’ve bought songs or albums for several, but Mika is the only one (so far) where I just had to track down every single song/album I could find and buy them, plus track down all his covers of others’ music I could find on YouTube and make my own private watch list, and have spent hours watching YouTube videos of his concerts. Some of his songs made me cry, most make me happy, and they all feel like a warm hug when I really need it, you know? And, learning more about him, I truly admire his human rights work, and his caring, his intelligence and super creativity & sense of fun, plus he seems really nice, (and yes, is really cute). So now for the first time in my life I joined a fan club. (I’m an introvert and kinda shy in non-computer life.) Sabine, your icon picture is familiar- do you have videos of Mika on YouTube (I probably watched them) ? Maybe Twitter?
  8. Hi, I’m new here

    Hi I’m Jo, from the USA (upstate NY). I’ve been a big fan of Mika’s for a few years but have never seen him live (YouTube feeds my addiction. ) I don’t really know what to say, never joined a fan club before (I did check in on the USA thread, wrote more there because I wrote about what others I saw there write on).
  9. US American Thread Part VI

    Hi! I’m new and I’d like to be added. My screen name is JoAllson, but you can call me Jo. I’m from near Albany NY. I’ve been a fan of Mika’s for a couple years now but am not a big “ joiner” (introvert, yes, and kinda shy) and put off joining MFC until I figured out you all might have the best information and updates on him (and any advice on how to watch Casa Mika from here would be greatly appreciated!), so here I am. I’m 57, work for NY state govt as a lawyer/ALJ. I’m into reading, music, YouTube videos of The Voice/XFactor, genealogy, and am a politics-junkie (will not talk politics here). I saw that people are putting how they discovered Mika in their first posts so I will but it might get a bit long. I’ve had issues with depression since my middle brother died, hit by lightning about 7 years ago near DC. One of my ways of dealing has been watching YouTube videos of The Voice and X Factor in other countries (have my favorite judges, Mika was definitely one). [Because of the years of watching I sort of understand French and Italian, and Dutch (plus one of my s-I-ls is Dutch) and I took Spanish for 8 years several decades ago so I sort of understand it too, but have discovered I don’t really need to understand the language to like the music.] Then one year I got the idea to listen to the music of all the coaches of The Voice since they’re the ones considered good enough to be coaches. I googled and found an article that listed all the countries that do The Voice (64!) and all the coaches for all the years. And I’ve been working my way through the coaches ever since via Spotify (and Wikipedia to check if they’re in a group). I try to give each one 1 hour to half a day, at minimum. If I like them I either (or both) add their stuff to one or more of my Spotify shuffle lists (can’t make a real playlist to save my life...I just add songs and hit shuffle), or straight out buy their music. I’ve bought songs or albums for several, but Mika is the only one (so far) where I’ve tracked down every single song/album I could find and bought them, plus tracked down all his covers of others’ music I could find on YouTube and made my own private watch list, and have spent hours watching YouTube videos of his concerts. Some of his songs made me cry (personal reasons), most make me happy, and they all feel like a warm hug when I really need it, you know? And, learning more about him, I truly admire his human rights work, and his caring, and super creativity and sense of fun, plus he seems really nice, (and yes, is very handsome). So now for the first time in my life I joined a fan club. Anybody have any advice on how to watch Casa Mika from the States?