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  1. 11 points
    Is seeing Mika in the city where you live always transformative? Or is that just the city where I live? I moved to San Francisco four years ago, so I obviously haven't seen him since then. But I've also never seen him across the street from a favorite dinner spot, biking distance from my place, a bus ride home after... Somehow that made it even more special. My first Mika gig was also in the bay area, in Oakland in 2009. @sarac, @BangBangLou, Kira (@superstar) and I had a mini reunion in this queue which was amazing! I'll see y'all next time, and hopefully it won't be another 10 years before we're all together again!! Kira and I got a good spot on the left side of the stage. Entering the venue went much more smoothly than in Brooklyn, thank goodness! They even served drinks to people in the front before the show! From the fan experience this venue was nice, not crap like Mika said, haha. The lights also weren't so strong from behind so it was much easier to see him during the show. Kiesza was good, she's gotten more and more comfortable each night I've seen her (NYC x2 + here). She recognized the French fans for being at every show, and was tickled by Kira and I singing along to Giant in my Heart. Lots of eye contact from Chris as always. It's been fun to be a part of her return to the stage! When Mika came on (a couple minutes late...) it was amazinggggggg!!!!!!! He wasn't interacting with the audience much at the beginning, but you could see on his face that he was having a great time. One moment that I really enjoyed was when Max came up to join Mika for Relax, and then they both jumped at the same time, with Max copying Mika's signature jump. Very cute, I hope someone recorded that! I think this was the best version of Dear Jealousy I've heard so far as well. They really nailed the harmonies! Before Big Girl he started talking and told us about his journey to the venue. Apparently he walked 1 hour and 20 minutes to get here, because his phone had no more data so he couldn't call a lyft. While he was explaining this the keyboardist was playing the notes that would lead into Big Girl, and Mika told him to stop because the story wasn't interesting enough to warrant the background track, LOL. Anyway, first he asked someone how to get to The Fillmore, and they told him "that's an area" (which it is!) and then left. Then he was frustrated by a lady who looked like she was going to give him directions but just went back to her friend and had another conversation. Anyway, he finally made it, on foot, before the band (which explains why we didn't see him come in), and described having a sublime moment of dancing in the middle of the floor. All this to set up his entrance into the crowd for Big Girl!! He didn't go in the crowd in NYC, so I was so happy to experience this! The audience was SO into it!! That was when I knew the show was going to be really special. At the piano before Tiny Love he complained about the lady who didn't give him directions again, I think he was really shook by that :P. But the song was awesome of course. Tonight he didn't introduce Tomorrow as a new song at all, he just went right into it, and Kira and I absolutely lost it while everyone else was a bit confused. But over the course of the song, you could feel the crowd go from "what is this song?" to "I love this song!!" which was really amazing. But Kira and I were singing along and jumping the entire time, SO happy to hear it again!! Mika smiled when he caught a glimpse of us singing to the chorus and jumping around. My heart... He sang the end of Happy Ending without the mic, which it took a bit for the crowd to catch on to, but then we were absolutely transfixed. It was so genuine and so beautiful. Absolutely amazing. At the piano for Lollipop, he admitted "I played this gig partially for the poster," because at The Fillmore they make a poster for an artist that sells out and give it out at the exit. He said he imagined putting the posters up in his house and showing his grandchildren someday. But he complained that the first poster he got for his first gig here over a decade ago was a giant lollipop, and this one is a huge banana split with ice cream on it. He was miffed, but also a little tickled, that his career would be summed up with penis symbols. He wore the button-down shirt the entire gig tonight, and only changed into the t-shirt + scarf for the encore. He came back with a glass of water, and had a very genuine moment of disgust after he stuck his finger in and it was dirty. "Cheers," he raised the glass, "even though it's water," and promised that it would be less than four years next time. YES!!! Afterwards, they set up a barricade outside behind which we could wait for Mika. People were generally pretty nice, a woman even gave Nina her poster because they had run out by the time Nina was exiting. I didn't notice what time it was when he came out, but he stayed for a long time, signing posters and chatting with the very long line of people who had gathered. Kira asked him if it was the best show ever (she thinks so) and he said "I loved it." And he said "You two were phenomenal during Tomorrow" which,........ AHHHHH. I'm no more articulate about moments like that than I was when I was 16! Another thing he told another fan was that he's getting a cold, which I could kind of hear. His voice cracked a little bit during Blue and Happy Ending. I hope he can get some good rest before LA. Anyway, to sum it all up, last night was incredible. One of the best shows I've seen, but only made better by the fact that I made the trip to New York to see him there as well. Thank you, Mika. Can't wait to have you back. I took all my pictures of Mika during the show on Kira's phone since it has a better camera, but here's one of the poster: Thank you Lucy for taking these!! Even though they're blurry I think they really captured the moment ❤️
  2. 6 points
    Well...I haven't posted on MFC for a very long time 😊 but these gigs were so special to me that I just had to...When I heard that he was coming back to Canada and that my Canadian friends were going to be there (the Toronto and Calgary gang going over) I figured that -since I've been to most of his Canadian gigs over the years and see it as my second 'local' gig 😋- I simply had to!!! Any excuse to see the gang and get up to some of our usual shenanigans, and also see the Montreal girls who I haven't seen since 2009! 😄 The two shows were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Mika was in great form, and especially during the second night I thought that he was in a great mood and had a fun, playful vibe to him. He seemed happy and relaxed. I've noticed this time round that he has grown a lot as a performer and seems so relaxed and comfortable on the stage, it's like he feels a lot better in his own skin and even though he was always great, I found him even better this time. I don't know how to explain it but for me it was a very real and clear feeling. Like he's matured as an artist and performer. I got a standing ticket for the first gig and a balcony front row seat for the second gig, and loved them both even though they were different. The advantage of the first night was that I had a great spot, 3-4th row in the center depending on how the crowd moved, etc, which -with the lack of barrier- meant that I was very close and had a great view of Mika. He came into the crowd for Big Girl as you know and then he was very close again, about 2 people far or so, which was good fun since he was going all out and so was everyone else around him. It was great to see that everyone was really respectful and nobody (that I saw anyway) tried to grab him, etc, which is what I would have feared if I'd known that he was going to do that! He seemed to enjoy his little stint right there in the middle of it all. The gig was absolutely fantastic, but I was a bit annoyed that he didn't do San Remo, since I've loved all the new songs that he's released (a first for me in a few years!!) and I was really looking forward to hearing them live...but the ones he did, I loved. Dear Jealousy is probably my favourite for now, I love the way his voice sounds in that one, but I also really like how he sounds in the San Remo recording which is why I wanted to hear it live. When he left the stage for the last time I kept saying: " He'll be back in a moment, he hasn't done San Remo" but I stood there like a lemming and Mika did not come back out 😅😅 He didn't come out after the gig which was disappointing, as it's been years now since I saw him last and during the last few London shows it was impossible to talk to him, so I was really hoping that he'd come out, but it was not to be. The second night I didn't want to go through the whole queuing/stress of a standing ticket and wanted to have time to spend with my friends during the day so I got a balcony seat, which was front row center so also great views. Of course this time the view was more distant, but as a trade-off his mood seemed sillier and this gave a good chance to see the full picture and watch everything properly without missing out on the details and things going on in the sidelines...which is also nice. The gig was great, he killed the new songs, and once again I was disappointed at the lack of San Remo...but I guess I'll have to wait until next time! I did wish he'd do all the new ones instead of some old ones which I don't particularly care for such as Popular or Lollipop. On a slightly critical note (sorry Mika, it wouldn't be me if I didn't dish it out 😅) I preferred the way he did Happy Ending in the older/earlier days. I'm not that keen on the way he does it now, especially the end, as I preferred the old tune that he followed then..even if this is one of my favourites live! It was nice that he could do the last bit a capella though and that we could hear it, since the venue was so small. I love small venues and simple stripped back shows, they are definitely always my favourite Mika shows! After the second night he did come out and we had the chance to have a little chat, which was lovely as it had been years!!! He said it himself, that he hadn't seen some of us for so long, but that it was 'heartwarming' to see us again and that really made me feel all warm. I think that I'm in fangurl mode again big time after these gigs, hahaha!!! Unbelievable 😜 It was SO lovely to see the Montreal girls again after so long, although they look exactly the same as 10 years ago!!! All in all it was just an amazing few days which I will be revisiting and remembering for a long time now, as we had so much fun and such a great time as always. Until the next time! 😍 I didn't take any photos, and only took a few videos. but here are the ones that I did take: 15 September Happy Ending TOOL Dear Jealousy Stay High 16 Sept Dear Jealousy TOOL
  3. 6 points
    RIFF Magazine http://www.riffmagazine.com/slideshow/mika-20190918/ PDF fileriffmagazine.com-SLIDESHOW MIKA and Kiesza play new songs new arrangements at the Fillmore.pdf SLIDESHOW: MIKA and Kiesza play new songs, new arrangements at the Fillmore MIKA performs at The Fillmore in San Francisco on Sept. 18, 2019. Photos: Joaquin Cabello SAN FRANCISCO — MIKA brought his Tiny Love Tiny Tour to the Fillmore Wednesday, giving longtime fans a preview of his forthcoming fifth album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook. The show was also a great excuse to put on a happy face with the poppy, cheerful sounds of the Beirut-born, London-based singer-songwriter. MIKA earned widespread acclaim and commercial success with his 2007 debut album, Life In Cartoon Motion, and hit singles like “Grace Kelly,” “Lollipop” and “Love Today.” That record sold 7 million copies worldwide. Its three successors weren’t as successful in the U.S. but were certified platinum elsewhere. The new album promises more of the same, but with a high dosage of earnest storytelling that MIKA has been known to pepper throughout his records. He began the record with a concept to look into his own past. At the San Francisco show, he blended energetic stage presence with baroque pop and his signature eight-octave voice, including an excellent falsetto. The set included new cuts “Ice Cream” and “Tiny Love,” and a healthy helping of the 2007 debut—the aforementioned songs as well as “Relax, Take It Easy.” MIKA even hopped off the stage to sing “Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)” amid a sea of dancing fans. He also included a few choice tunes from 2009’s The Boy Who Knew Too Much, 2012’s The Origin of Love and 2015’s No Place In Heaven. The tour kicked off last week in New York and ends next week in Mexico City. Setlist Ice Cream Jealousy Relax, Take It Easy Origin of Love Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) Tiny Love Blue Underwater Lollipop Popular Tomorrow Happy Ending Love Today We Are Golden Grace Kelly Tiny Love (reprise) Stay High Joaquin Cabello IG story https://www.instagram.com/stories/joaquinxcabello/
  4. 6 points
    OK, fine tuning after hearing this live a few more times and listening to the recording about a million times more! LOL! You're totally right about "I don't need to be the richest, I know enough is enough." And there's an extra "in" in the chorus. ------------------------------------ Jealousy, bring the music back to me Dear Jealousy You know every part of me Hiding where no one can see I want you to leave Dear Jealousy Why you smiling creepily? Your fingertips keep holding on But your tricks won't work on me Oh baby, I'm jealous, I'm jealous, I'm jealous of us I'm jealous of everything that I know we could be, but never really seems enough I'm jealous, I'm jealous of everyone Jealous of the man I used to be, and the man I could become I'm jealous of your face, of your lips, of your eyes Jealous of your house and the car you drive Jealous of your truth and I'm jealous of lies I'm jealous (dear jealousy) Jealous of the ground beneath my feet Jealous of your mouth and the air we breathe Jealous of the way that you look at me I'm jealous It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen The only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy Dear Jealousy When did you move in with me? This bed wasn't made for three It's time for you to leave Oh baby, I'm jealous, I'm jealous, I'm jealous of us I'm jealous of everything that I know we could be, but never really seems enough I'm jealous, I'm jealous of everyone Jealous of the man I used to be, and the man I could become I'm jealous of your face, of your lips, of your eyes Jealous of your house and the car you drive Jealous of your truth and I'm jealous of lies I'm jealous (dear jealousy) Jealous of the ground beneath my feet Jealous of your mouth and the air we breathe Jealous of the way that you look at me I'm jealous It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen Only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy Jealousy Bring the music back to me I can't even write a song If you're standing over me (Dear Jealousy) Jealousy I'll take the good times with the rough I don't need to be the richest I know enough is enough (Dear Jealousy) Jealousy Stop confusing me I am sick of seeing everything In deeper (different?) shades of green (Dear jealousy) Jealousy It took a while for me to see I thought I was the one who's jealous But you're jealous of me (Dear jealousy) It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen Only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy It's coming out to get us, get us We better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy
  5. 6 points
    It was so much fun! I loved when he really got everyone to dance with his "1, 2, 3" countdown. So grateful to be able to see him for the first time tonight. Like many, I've been a big fan ever since Grace Kelly was released. Doesn't it seem like he's always playing in Europe though? *Thanks for posting the setlist! I appreciate it! Hope y'all enjoyed yourselves also. Dreams do come true. I'll have to get together with other Mika fan club members the next time I go to one of his concerts. I need dancing buddies.
  6. 5 points
    Well...I haven't posted on MFC for a very long time 😊 but these gigs were so special to me that I just had to...When I heard that he was coming back to Canada and that my Canadian friends were going to be there (the Toronto and Calgary gang going over) I figured that -since I've been to most of his Canadian gigs over the years and see it as my second 'local' gig 😋- I simply had to!!! Any excuse to see the gang and get up to some of our usual shenanigans, and also see the Montreal girls who I haven't seen since 2009! 😄 The two shows were fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Mika was in great form, and especially during the second night I thought that he was in a great mood and had a fun, playful vibe to him. He seemed happy and relaxed. I've noticed this time round that he has grown a lot as a performer and seems so relaxed and comfortable on the stage, it's like he feels a lot better in his own skin and even though he was always great, I found him even better this time. I don't know how to explain it but for me it was a very real and clear feeling. Like he's matured as an artist and performer. I got a standing ticket for the first gig and a balcony front row seat for the second gig, and loved them both even though they were different. The advantage of the first night was that I had a great spot, 3-4th row in the center depending on how the crowd moved, etc, which -with the lack of barrier- meant that I was very close and had a great view of Mika. He came into the crowd for Big Girl as you know and then he was very close again, about 2 people far or so, which was good fun since he was going all out and so was everyone else around him. It was great to see that everyone was really respectful and nobody (that I saw anyway) tried to grab him, etc, which is what I would have feared if I'd known that he was going to do that! He seemed to enjoy his little stint right there in the middle of it all. The gig was absolutely fantastic, but I was a bit annoyed that he didn't do San Remo, since I've loved all the new songs that he's released (a first for me in a few years!!) and I was really looking forward to hearing them live...but the ones he did, I loved. Dear Jealousy is probably my favourite for now, I love the way his voice sounds in that one, but I also really like how he sounds in the San Remo recording which is why I wanted to hear it live. When he left the stage for the last time I kept saying: " He'll be back in a moment, he hasn't done San Remo" but I stood there like a lemming and Mika did not come back out 😅😅 He didn't come out after the gig which was disappointing, as it's been years now since I saw him last and during the last few London shows it was impossible to talk to him, so I was really hoping that he'd come out, but it was not to be. The second night I didn't want to go through the whole queuing/stress of a standing ticket and wanted to have time to spend with my friends during the day so I got a balcony seat, which was front row center so also great views. Of course this time the view was more distant, but as a trade-off his mood seemed sillier and this gave a good chance to see the full picture and watch everything properly without missing out on the details and things going on in the sidelines...which is also nice. The gig was great, he killed the new songs, and once again I was disappointed at the lack of San Remo...but I guess I'll have to wait until next time! I did wish he'd do all the new ones instead of some old ones which I don't particularly care for such as Popular or Lollipop. On a slightly critical note (sorry Mika, it wouldn't be me if I didn't dish it out 😅) I preferred the way he did Happy Ending in the older/earlier days. I'm not that keen on the way he does it now, especially the end, as I preferred the old tune that he followed then..even if this is one of my favourites live! It was nice that he could do the last bit a capella though and that we could hear it, since the venue was so small. I love small venues and simple stripped back shows, they are definitely always my favourite Mika shows! After the second night he did come out and we had the chance to have a little chat, which was lovely as it had been years!!! He said it himself, that he hadn't seen some of us for so long, but that it was 'heartwarming' to see us again and that really made me feel all warm. I think that I'm in fangurl mode again big time after these gigs, hahaha!!! Unbelievable 😜 It was SO lovely to see the Montreal girls again after so long, although they look exactly the same as 10 years ago!!! All in all it was just an amazing few days which I will be revisiting and remembering for a long time now, as we had so much fun and such a great time as always. Until the next time! 😍 I didn't take any photos, and only took a few videos. but here are the ones that I did take: 15 September Happy Ending TOOL Dear Jealousy Stay High 16 Sept Dear Jealousy TOOL
  7. 5 points
    MIKA The creative crisis The farewell to the TV The weight of family ties «With the new album I start again from me» Vanity Editorial of SIMONE MARCHETTI Flight like this Malpensa airport. I'm waiting for my flight to New York, a short business trip. A hand caresses my shoulder. I turn around and he is there, Mika. He greets me, he's about to leave on my own plane. Last time we met in Hydra, a Greek island, during the holidays. Let's chat, I'll show you the latest version of the cover you see in this issue. He likes it, he is happy. On the flight we talk about projects, ideas. Then everyone in his place. Michael Holbrook, this is Mika's real name, he is 36, he said goodbye to television, he was away from music for four years and now comes back with a new album. After 12 years of success, the crisis has arrived for him. Strong, intense, disorienting. The notes, disappear. Inspiration, gone. The motivation is absent. The future, very nebulous. Clearly, there was only one question: what should I do now? New York, the evening after the flight. Paola Turci is the surprise guest of fashion designer Michael Kors at the party after the show. The public is mostly international, a little distracted and quite noisy. Paola takes the stage and is alone with her guitar. Attack with a cover of Mina, Still again. Then another song. And finally, with one of his most famous pieces, Volo thus. The public suddenly shuts up even if he doesn't understand a single word of Italian. I seem to fly, even though I am still here / And I take my dreams back hopes the illusions all you know about me / And I fly like this, with open arms in the clouds / Flight in the clear air without limits / Flight in the soul of these tender nights / Volo so because that's how I have to live / Volo in the heart of those who want to make a mistake / Flight in the sun because I want to burn / Flight like this Manhattan, Feroce, a club / restaurant above the thousand lights of skyscrapers. After the concert, Paola dances like a child, standing on the sofa next to me. It is free, like water that slides between the hands: in the same way, it caresses everything as if it flew away a moment later, light, weightless. Fragile and powerful. As soon as midnight passes, a small cake arrives with a candle: the singer turns 55 today. He closes his eyes, blows on the flame and then returns to dance and sing at the top of his lungs. This issue of Vanity Fair talks about the weight and lightness of crises. Of that difficult and very important moment in which one says: and now what do I do? In the interview, Mika, indeed Michael, claims to have found the wings of inspiration in a cemetery. On New York night, Paola shows how for her wings are a constant, a little madness to always carry with her, like a lucky charm that hides in a pocket. And you? Where did your wings go? Enjoy the reading PS: keep writing to me thoughts, advice and thoughts at smarchetti@condenast.it MIKA I made peace with myself 36 years old, photographed by Jasper Abels. Dior pinstripe suit with satin band. Grooming Anna Maria Negri @ W-MManagement using Womo / Bullfrog. Hair Geraldine Fougerat Gay using Ever Bio Cosmetics, Huile de graine de figue de barbarie. I HAVE MADE PEACE WITH MIKA The crisis came after 12 years of international success. So, before writing his new album, the pop star wondered: why do I do it? The answer is in a cemetery, in the history of his family and in a project of his mother by VALENTINA COLOSIMO photo JASPER ABELS RAMONA TABITA service THE FIFTH TIME Mika, 36 years old. After 4 years of recording silence, October 4 returns with My Name Is Michael Holbrook, the fifth studio album of his career, 12 years after debut Life in Cartoon Motion. My mother accepted jobs for me even though they didn't pay us for travel and hotel, so we ended up sleeping in the car Two years ago, at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia, in the southern United States, Mika had a revelation. On the graves of the ancestors there was his surname, Penniman, in some cases even his two first names, Michael Holbrook, and so, perhaps a little macabre but "funny, to Tim Burton", as he says, those tombstones reminded him of who he is and where he came from, and they revealed something about his father's family, until then almost ignored. In that cemetery - a bizarre gift of inspiration - the first verses of Tiny Love were born, the song that opens the new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook, four years after No Place in Heaven: «I didn't know where to start, I was in full creative crisis, in the sense that I had nothing to say. So, as always in these situations, I told myself that I had to throw myself into the unknown, and for me the unknown is my father's family. Seeing my name on all those graves has exalted me, it was nice to know that piece of my identity still unexplored. I felt the need to defend my roots and started writing: My Name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983. My name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983 ». Sitting barefoot and cross-legged on a sofa, Mika speaks quickly, there are many things to say and he has already waited too long. He has just turned 36, the last 12 - from the lucky and colorful debut of Life in Cartoon Motion - he has gone on to do the things necessary to be an international pop star: records, concerts, collaborations. To that were added the talent shows - in Italy X Factor, in France The Voice - that gave him the mass popularity typical of TV. Now he has decided to focus only on music and the change of perspective has also coincided with the change in the look, which has gone from a camp style to the less decorated style of today. Why did you put your legal name in the album title? "I wanted to forget the person I had been in the last few years to go back to being that boy who was in front of his white s**tty piano, in the family home, writing songs for Life in Cartoon Motion." Do you want to distance yourself from Mika? "Yes". What made you tired of Mika? "It's a question that requires a complex answer, to answer I have to go back to my family history, the same one I started four years ago when I went into crisis. Using the name of the registry office allowed me to review reports with my family with a different look, more adult and courageous ». Where do you start? "Since I was seven years old. My father, a financial advisor, had been taken hostage in Kuwait at the US embassy. He returned seven months later, completely changed. First it was Dad, then it was Mike: we could no longer call him Dad, that thin man with a beard, who had lived very strong things, we children didn't recognize him anymore ». What do you call him today? "" Pa "is the way I found it, after calling him Mike for 15 years. "Daddy" I can't ". After his father's return, what happened? "An economic collapse, we lost the house, with creditors coming to foreclose on the furniture. So we moved to London where we lived in a bed and breakfast for two years. We had to rebuild our lives from scratch. It is at that moment that all my problems explode, above all dyslexia, and then the violent teacher and expulsion from school ». And then he starts singing. «My mother comes to me and tells me: ok, now you go to work; "You will either be a total failure or a great success; if you fail, someone like you can only end up in prison." In prison? Even? "I don't know why she said it, today it may seem like a funny phrase, but it was the obsession of my life. The bugbear of failure has begun to haunt me since I was a child. " Have you always lived with the fear of failure? "Always". Then what happens? "My mother puts me down with singing: four hours of exercise a day. After five months of this exhausting training, I am already singing at the Royal Opera House in London. And so, everything changes: they treat me well, they pay me, I have responsibilities. Another world compared to the school nightmare ". Was studying singing an obligation? «Yes, I detested the discipline. Every day my mother trained me and twice a week this Russian teacher arrived from Moscow, who dressed like a Russian lady of the Twenties, hardly spoke English and screamed at me in Russian. In the morning, before classes, I cried. " Did his mother want to find him a job as a singer or raise a pop star? "She didn't want the pop star, even today she hates that part of my job: for me she wanted success, which for her means cultivating a creative talent, finding satisfaction in artistic expression, which is like a super power that nobody can take away from you and that gives you true freedom ". Which was the hardest part? "My new life of constant training has pushed me further away from my father. Because at that point I had become a project: my mother's project ». What did the "Mika project" involve? "My mother accepted jobs all over Europe, even when the trip and hotel were not paid for. And so I, she and my sisters Jasmine and Paloma found ourselves sleeping in our old Toyota Previa, outside the theater where I was supposed to perform. The Mika project was a collective effort of the whole family ». Have you ever felt exploited? "No, because I knew that was my future. My mom had recognized the talent in me. " The whole family pointed to her. A heavy responsibility? "Yes, a very strong pressure, which I still feel today, every day of my life". Does it make you feel bad? "Sometimes yes. But then I recognize that having such a complex family is an incredible wealth. This is life, this is love. It is not something that is experienced between two people in a hotel in the Maldives ». How did your four siblings experience the "Mika project"? "Partly well, partly bad. They have never been envious, because our house is a kind of municipality. But my sister Paloma, for example, always wanted to be an actress, but she never could do it because she was born with a semi paralysis on the left side of her body. For her I am a point of pride but also a cause for sadness. Her life has become my own, she's my stylist. My sister Jasmine, on the other hand, does all my graphics ". Family and career are one. «The problem is that when you become an adult, how do you get rid of all this family history to find the lightness necessary to create? You start singing and writing songs as a child, you did it for life, then at a certain point you ask yourself: why? ». What answer did you give? "I went to the Savannah cemetery and saw the part of my life that had nothing to do with my mother, with my career, with the Toyota Previa. A way out at last. In the hotel I started writing Tiny Love, then came the phone call that changed everything ». "It is my father who says: you have to come here to Dubai, your mother is very sick, she has a heart problem, she has to make an operation and risk her life. As a punishment, when I tried to emancipate myself from my mother and my family, that phone call brought me home ». How did the surgery go? "So and so. She has had serious complications for two years, back and forth from the hospital in France. Paloma and I take care of her ». Did you put all these experiences into the new album? "If life throws you such a challenge, I said to myself, raise the temperature, offer your heart, write melodies. It does not mean making tearful songs, as if I were crying on the couch of a s**tty Sunday afternoon TV program. These new songs have strong colors and an intimate message ». Her mother and her sister Paloma also sing in Tiny Love Reprise. "It is a message to the future: we make peace with the past, even with fear. This is life and we have our tiny love, our little little love ». In the midst of these shocks he stopped making TV. "It was my choice." Why did he want to distance himself? «Because the TV does not belong to me. TV is not art in itself, you always have to think about what you will do next, and above all after a while you can't be yourself anymore, you play a character, you're just a mechanism of the show ». Is he repented? "No. I am also happy with so many things - for example, having made certain political speeches in prime time at Rai. But I wouldn't do X Factor or Casa Mika again tonight. It's enough. Enough of having people tell you what you can do and what you can't do. Enough of those who say yes, but then they hinder you by taking away your budget ». Did TV hurt you? "TV can interfere with music, but it depends on what you do next. The proof is the concert tickets: people can love you on TV, but if they don't like your music then they don't buy tickets ». But have you never had the feeling of being identified more as a TV personality than as a musician? «It went well for me, but the risk is there. This is why I decided to focus only on music ». In this album we talk about sex and sensuality, starting with the single Ice Cream, a song full of allusions. "Pop has been de-sexualized, but if you take away sex, what's left? I think of Prince, George Michael, Michael Hutchence, David Bowie. Why not talk about sex when it's always there and it's a lot of fun? " You have been engaged to Andreas for 12 years. Do you believe in monogamy? "I believe it because I'm a jealous bastard. But it is only a personal choice, it is not a moralistic stance ". Six years ago you told Vanity Fair that you wanted so many children. You haven't had a single one. "It would be a selfish gesture, today, to have a child, I could not devote myself to it". How do you think you have them? "All options are good: adoption or surrogate mother. And I say it immediately: I defend the subrogation and it is absurd the idea that it is a dirty practice abused by homosexuals. There are many hetero couples that resort to this method ". It is a controversial issue, there are biological links to be considered, for example. "I know a couple who had a child from a surrogate mother: she is a happy woman who helped them and is part of the child's life. It is necessary to see case by case, it cannot be generalized. Certainly, the market must be fought, it is created in certain countries, where children are trades. Today, I said, I don't feel like becoming a father, I see the commitment that Beau Regard requires, my five-year-old nephew, Paloma's son ». You have dedicated a song from the album to her. "She was shocked when she heard it, but for me it's not emotional porn. It is a way to deal with the trauma ". You never talked about it. "I'm talking about it now. Nine years ago, Paloma smoked at the window, but since she didn't have much balance due to her semi paralysis, she fell down from the fourth floor, and fell onto a railing when she fell. " Were you there? "They called me, I was the only family in London. I go into the ambulance, they tell me: go say hello to your sister, she will die, there is nothing to do. I walk over, it was a terrible scene. I tell her: hi Paloma. And her: can you tell these assholes to leave me alone, since I have to get up? So I look at the doctor: excuse me, but this one does not die. And I returned to the ambulance, while they were starting to saw the gate, since they could not simply remove it, they took it away again with the rods that pierced the body ». What did you think while you were there with her? «Practical things. I had to warn my family around the world. Our parents were in Bahrain, when my father replied - it was his birthday - he thought I went to see him by surprise. " Did the accident bind her and Paloma more? "No, on the contrary: she turned us away. But it's normal, it's a question of survival, you have to put some distance to go through the experience and you have to do it yourself. In time, then we get closer ». You started this album with a research on your identity. Now that the record comes out, at what point is it on the course? «I started with the idea that the character of Mika, my music had been taken from me against my will. Then I realized that it wasn't true, that it wasn't all my mother's construction, I wanted it. I have made peace with the last 12 years. Because the only way I know how to live and express myself is to create music, write, perform. Without this I do not exist " I'm happy with the programs I did, but I realized that TV doesn't belong to me, I don't want to be a cog in the show anymore Reading time: 12 minutes On this page, from left: complete tartan, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. Shirt, COMEFORBREAKFAST. Sneakers, LANVIN. Silk shirt, trousers and shoes, all LOUIS VUITTON. Pages 58-59: pinstriped suit, DIOR. Boots, HERMÈS. Pages 60-61 and 64: blazer and shirt, BERLUTI. Ankle boots, EMPORIO ARMANI. Pants, vintage. Page 63: complete, JACQUEMUS. Page 66: Silk shirt, trousers and shoes, all LOUIS VUITTON. Talent stylist Paloma Penniman. Giada Zappa has collaborated. Grooming Anna Maria Negri @ W-MManagement usingWomo / Bullfrog. Gay Hair Geraldine Fougerat using Ever Bio Cosmetics, Huile de graine de figue de barbarie. Set Designer Charlotte Mello Teggia. Thanks to Pier Bragotto.
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    Here is the audio of the whole show, I think I missed several songs, but most are here... mika corona night 1.mp3
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    He climbed over it in the center! There was a small platform on the other side of it that he used to get over into the crowd. Here's a (blurry, sorry!) video of him jumping back over to return to the stage. VID_28040423_090807_631.mp4
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    8-Octave range? Mika already said back in 2007 when the Media wrote about a 5-octave range that he'd be an alien if that was true. 👽 I love the ice cream poster, would be a fab merch article! From the videos I saw on IG, he went down in the crowd again for BG - the crowd seemed a bit crazier than in NY and Montreal though, he had to struggle to get through. Looks like he enjoyed it though.
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    DEAR JEALOUSY (We're discussing this song here.) Jealousy, bring the music back to me Dear Jealousy You know every part of me Hiding where no one can see I want you to leave Dear Jealousy Why you smiling creepily? Your fingertips keep holding on But your tricks won't work on me Oh baby, I'm jealous, I'm jealous, I'm jealous of us I'm jealous of everything that I know we could be, but never really seems enough I'm jealous, I'm jealous of everyone Jealous of the man I used to be, and the man I could become I'm jealous of your face, of your lips, of your eyes Jealous of your house and the car you drive Jealous of your truth and I'm jealous of lies I'm jealous (dear jealousy) Jealous of the ground beneath my feet Jealous of your mouth and the air we breathe Jealous of the way that you look at me I'm jealous It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen The only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy Dear Jealousy When did you move in with me? This bed wasn't made for three It's time for you to leave Oh baby, I'm jealous, I'm jealous, I'm jealous of us I'm jealous of everything that I know we could be, but never really seems enough I'm jealous, I'm jealous of everyone Jealous of the man I used to be, and the man I could become I'm jealous of your face, of your lips, of your eyes Jealous of your house and the car you drive Jealous of your truth and I'm jealous of lies I'm jealous (dear jealousy) Jealous of the ground beneath my feet Jealous of your mouth and the air we breathe Jealous of the way that you look at me I'm jealous It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen Only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy Jealousy Bring the music back to me I can't even write a song If you're standing over me (Dear Jealousy) Jealousy I'll take the good times with the rough I don't need to be the richest I know enough is enough (Dear Jealousy) Jealousy Stop confusing me I am sick of seeing everything In different shades of green (Dear jealousy) Jealousy It took a while for me to see I thought I was the one who's jealous But you're jealous of me (Dear jealousy) It's coming out to get us, get us You better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy We got one thing in common Amen Only problem is that it's wrong and In every single person, even you, even me Is jealousy It's coming out to get us, get us We better run away while it let us 'Cause like it or not Every day we get a little better at jealousy
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    As for me, yes even better Monday !!!! He went twice in the crowd ! And the first time he walked a little to go and see the other side. It was my first Mika shows ever and I feel so blessed it was in such a tiny venue ! I saw him after the show, and I have autographs for my kids ❤️ . I'm still over there in fact ! ❤️ It's hard to return to "real life" after that...
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    Buckle up, this is going to be a long one. After the New York show I told everyone I'd be happy with just that -- the show was amazing, the songs were fresh and creative, Mika was beautiful. It was lucky that I could see him a couple more times on this tour, but just that one show would have been enough for me. I was so, so wrong. San Francisco (my 12th time seeing Mika) may very well have been the best concert ever. I was jetlagged. We queued for a while—starting at 1:30pm or so. No one saw Mika go into the venue, even though we watched the band trickle in and saw them unloading equipment. A couple jaunts by the open venue door let us hear soundcheck, but we weren’t sure: is it just Max in there, singing Tiny Love? Is that why no one’s singing the ‘my name is Michael Holbrook’ line? Or is Mika inside and somehow escaped notice of the dozen of us who had been there all afternoon? Getting into the venue was smooth. Though the queue line wrapped all the way down the block and around a parking lot, they loaded people in slowly, in an orderly fashion (nothing like New York!). 77red and I found ourselves on the piano side of the stage, at the barrier. Venue had a much smaller stage than Brooklyn Steel, and was overall more compact. They had chandeliers hanging I enjoyed the Kiesza set more tonight. She seemed more at ease than in New York, and noticed some of the front row French fans who had been to all the shows – she called them “the groupies”! We sang along to her songs which she seemed to get a kick out of, and the crowd was enthusiastic about her performance of Hideaway. Listen: it was all great up to this point, but something was different when the band came out and the intro was playing. The venue was electric. And it just exploded when Mika skipped out to Ice Cream. He was smiling very visibly, so happy and energetic. Jealousy was fantastic tonight. He intro’d with the jealous bastard line then launched into it. Something I noticed especially tonight was the harmonizing with the band. Relax was a good way to loosen up the crowd. Max cracked me up—this was the only song where he came to the front of the stage to accompany Mika and he strutted up like he was a little bird. He and Mika synced up for the Relax jump (you can see this in the photo above!) which was awesome. After TOOL, Mika told us about his day which seemed to explain his good mood. It was actually pretty funny, the keyboardist was playing some accompaniment and Mika told him to stop because the story was so incredibly stupid. He said he woke up in an absolutely rotten mood (like his mother and grandmother and great-grandmothers) and tried to use his phone but was out of data! He walked out to get a coffee, and asked the barista how to get to the Fillmore. Barista said “that’s an area” and walked away. Mika tried again – asked someone if he could catch a cab on the street. They said “catch a Lyft?” – obviously, not possible, no data! So finally Mika walked up to someone who looked like a nice lady, and asked her how to get to the Fillmore, the venue. She said she wasn’t sure, then walked over to a friend, ostensibly to ask for directions. Mika said he stood there for about four minutes, fully expecting her to come back and tell him how to get to the venue, only to finally realize…she just went and had another conversation. He was extremely pissed off and ended up walking an hour and twenty minutes to the venue! Here’s our explanation for why no one saw him walk in! Rather than pulling up in a car, he just walked right in, before everyone! He said he arrived before the band, and had one of his “best ever dancing moments” on the empty Fillmore floor. And he had to do it again …. That’s when Big Girl started and Mika with his long legs just stepped over the barrier and into the crowd. He walked all the way to the middle of the floor and the entire place went nuts. He had taken his jacket off but put it back on before Big Girl, and before he told this whole story. Said something along the lines of, “some songs deserve a jacket.” Just cracked me up that the song that deserved a jacket… was Big Girl. Blue is an amazing song. Even tonight, Mika’s voice broke a bit (he mentioned after the show he is getting a cold) but being so close I was in awe of the vocal performance. He is doing things on this song that I’ve never heard him do. Blue absolutely quiets the venue—this happened in Brooklyn too—it’s a short, tender song but everyone shuts up and listens to it in awe. We’re so lucky to see it on this tour. It’s slow, and very challenging. I don’t know how many subsequent tours he will perform it. Feeling blessed. The transition from Blue to Underwater is brilliant—it’s a slow song to a slow song, but the crowd reacted so well to Underwater. I love that song but didn’t expect that it would get such a loud cheer from everyone. Next up was Lollipop. Mika told us a story about how the Fillmore venue creates a poster for any artist that sells the venue out. Back in 2007, they created him a poster for selling out … that was a hand holding a huge lollipop. And for tonight’s show, they created him a poster … that was a huge banana split with dolloped cherries and big ice cream bars. He talked about being a grumpy old man, sitting in his grumpy old chair, looking at these posters hanging on his wall with his grandchildren … and having to say that his crowning achievements were all documented by penis imagery. The whole crowd was in stitches at this point – and Mika added on that society will probably be in a place by then that his grandkid probably wouldn’t care at all. Tonight even more than New York it was fun to watch the band chemistry. Mika had a ton of energy and was playing piano longer, or breaking off a song to monologue, and it was fun to watch the band make eye contact with each other to stay in sync. This was especially apparent in Lollipop – they started off with the piano battle as usual and then Mika just stopped playing and started talking. The band were looking around and trying to guess when to actually start the song. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a performance of Popular Song more than this. The whole crowd was belting out the “la-la’s” even before the first verse, and that blew Mika away. He kept having the crowd take it over because we were so loud. Tomorrow had no intro as he did in New York. He just launched right into it. Indy and I have been looking forward to this song since we heard it Friday. I was trying not to expect that he would play it (since he skipped it in Montreal) but when it started we just went gaga. The verses. The chorus. The crowd was actually tentative at first but by the second verse the spell was cast. This song is one for the ages. Indy and I were jumping and yelling IN THE BACKSET OF MY VINTAGE BENZ at every chorus, it was perfect. Happy Ending. No mic. NO MIC. Nuff said. During Love Today, he laid his whole body down on the stage and as the band started playing, yelled out “Can you hear that?? That’s my big heart beating.” I cannot stress enough how jubilant Mika seemed at this show. He had us all close our eyes and “dance like no one is watching, and,” if I heard right, “scream like it’s your last shower on earth.” And the crowd did, we did we did! This whole venue seemed to know all his songs, up and down the albums. Much more than New York this was noticeable. Also noticeable – Mika never went offstage to change into a T-shirt. Did he forget! Did he not need to? After the encore, he and the band came back on. He had put the tee on at that point, but forgot to tuck it in, so he made a big show of doing it on stage. In the Grace Kelly intro, he did his knock bit, and then identified an audience member who he thought had a sexy voice. He kept trying to get this one guy to answer his knocking, the audience totally didn’t get it, and everyone kept screaming when he knocked. And we screamed even more when he finally gave up and said “I want to talk to you …” Unlike in New York, Mika didn’t cuddle or grind on his band mates during any of the songs, but he did introduce everyone during the bows. He just yelled everyone’s names – they all left the stage, and he stayed out smiling and waving for a while. Just overcome. Such a beautiful moment. After the show, they gave out posters and apples to everyone who was leaving. A big crowd of use congregated, and the venue set up some barricades for folks to wait behind. Mika’s manager came out and said “we’re going to bring Mika out” (so funny – like he’s an animal!) and said no selfies, just autographs. Mika walked out with his dorky backpack and his dimples looking like an absolute doll. He probably spent 30 minutes making sure to speak with every single person, sign every poster, and answer every question. So, so gracious and patient. Indy and I got to thank him for tonight. I tried to ask if he thought it was the best gig ever, and he looked me in the eye and said “I loved it.” He apologized for having been away for so long—I know he doesn’t remember that we saw him in this same city 10 years ago, but it kind of felt like it. He also told us he noticed us going wild during Tomorrow. We said, of course! It’s an amazing song. So thankful for our kind-hearted and infinitely talented pop star. This show left me so empty and so, so full. Mike4life13! I'll upload some photos/videos in a bit.
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    I made a few minor clarifications -- I think we are nearly there, it's just impossible to hear what he says after "leather seat" -- hopefully it will be clearer on the recording! Also, I noticed he says a few things differently depending on which video you're watching... again, I guess we'll get the "official" words soon enough. _____________________ Tomorrow, Tomorrow, (Tomorrow) You and I we're really really not so innocent Consequences won't be easy From here every road leads to regret But if this ain't what you wanted Then why'd you even come here, it's 2 am If this isn't what you wanted Then why'd you put a smiley in your message then Backseat, light off Window open (stereo on?) So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow So kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When you know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow worry about tomorrow Lying here together Stretching every second into more I know you're getting nervous But this is a mess worth fighting for But if this ain't what you wanted Then why'd you even come here, it's 2 am If this isn't what you wanted Then why'd you put a smiley in your message then? T-Shirt off, breeze coming in The leather seat catchin on the (...?) So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh, who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow So kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When you know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow worry about sorrow Say you'll be there tomorrow then I'll love you Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh, who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow So kiss me under the light of a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When you know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow worry about tomorrow
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    Thank you very much for your report!!!!!! And your videos are fantactic I have to wait till the 10th of November for London gig. Small venue as well and I am sure it will be as wonderfull as Montreal
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    Haha. OMG. I like it. 🥰
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    And good to hear from you again. Hope the London gig is as good. Maybe if we pester him enough in the meantime, we can get him to do Sanremo - I like that one too.
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    I haven't yet so in that case it will save me time, thank you Mellody I would simply edit it if I found mistakes.
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    YES - that's what I've always thought - and said! Must be great, and much fun, to be behind the camera, with MIKA as model Love, love me
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    Have you started yet, Anne? Google translate did quite a good job for me, I just can't get the text copied from my mobile but can do it later today from the PC. Then you wouldn't need to translate it all.
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    Page-1 MIKA La crisi creativa L’addio alla tivù Il peso dei legami famigliari «Col nuovo album ricomincio da me» page-23 Vanity Editoriale di SIMONE MARCHETTI Volo così Aeroporto di Malpensa. Sto aspettando il volo per New York, breve viaggio di lavoro. Una mano mi accarezza la spalla. Mi giro e c’è lui, Mika. Mi saluta, sta per partire sul mio stesso aereo. L’ultima volta ci siamo visti a Hydra, un’isola greca, durante le vacanze. Chiacchieriamo, gli mostro l’ultima versione della copertina che vedete in questo numero. Gli piace, è contento. Sul volo parliamo di progetti, di idee. Poi ognuno al suo posto. Michael Holbrook, questo il vero nome di Mika, ha 36 anni, ha detto addio alla televisione, è stato lontano dalla musica per quattro anni e ora torna con un nuovo album. Dopo 12 anni di successi, per lui è arrivata la crisi. Forte, intensa,disorientante. Le note,sparite.L’ispirazione, andata. La motivazione, assente. Il futuro, assai nebuloso. Di chiaro, c’era solo una domanda: e adesso che faccio? New York, la sera dopo il volo. Paola Turci è l’ospite a sorpresa dello stilista Michael Kors al party dopo la sfilata.Il pubblico è per la maggior parte internazionale, un po’ distratto e piuttosto rumoroso. Paola sale sul palco ed è sola con la sua chitarra. Attacca con una cover di Mina, Ancora ancora ancora. Poi un’altra canzone. E infine, con uno dei suoi pezzi più famosi, Volo così.Il pubblico si zittisce all’improvviso anche se non capisce una sola parola d’italiano. Mi sembra di volare, anche se sono ancora qui / E mi riprendo i sogni le speranze le illusioni tutto quel che sai di me / E volo così, a braccia aperte tra le nuvole / Volo così nell’aria tersa senza limiti / Volo nell’anima di queste notti tenere / Volo così perché è così che devo vivere / Volo nel cuore di chi ha voglia di sbagliare / Volo nel sole perché ho voglia di bruciare / Volo così Manhattan, Feroce, un club/ristorante sopra le mille luci dei grattacieli. Dopo il concerto Paola balla come una bambina, in piedi sul divano, di fianco a me. È libera, come acqua che scivola tra le mani: allo stesso modo, accarezza ogni cosa come se un momento dopo volasse via, leggera, senza peso. Fragile e potente. Appena passata la mezzanotte, arriva una piccola torta con una candelina: la cantante oggi compie 55 anni. Chiude gli occhi, soffia sulla fiamma e poi torna a ballare e cantare a squarciagola. Questo numero di Vanity Fair parla del peso e della leggerezza delle crisi. Di quel momento difficile e importantissimo in cui uno dice: e adesso che faccio? Nell’intervista, Mika, anzi Michael, sostiene di aver ritrovato le ali dell’ispirazione in un cimitero. Nella notte di New York, Paola mostra come per lei le ali siano una costante, una piccola follia da portare sempre con sé, come un portafortuna che si nasconde in una tasca. E voi? Dove sono finite le vostre ali? Buona lettura PS: continuate a scrivermi pensieri, consigli e riflessioni a smarchetti@condenast.it page-34 COPERTINA 58 MIKA Ho fatto pace con me stesso 36 anni, fotografato da Jasper Abels. Completo gessato con fascia di satin, Dior. Grooming Anna Maria Negri@ W-MManagement using Womo/ Bullfrog. Hair Geraldine Fougerat Gay using Ever Bio Cosmetics, Huile de graine de figue de barbarie. page-60+61 HO FATTO PACE CON MIKA La crisi è arrivata dopo 12 anni di successo internazionale. Così, prima di scrivere il suo nuovo album, la popstar si è chiesta: perché lo faccio? La risposta è in un cimitero, nella storia della sua famiglia e in un progetto della madre di VALENTINA COLOSIMO foto JASPER ABELS servizio RAMONA TABITA LA QUINTA VOLTA Mika, 36 anni. Dopo 4 anni di silenzio discografico, il 4 ottobre torna con My Name Is Michael Holbrook, quinto album in studio della sua carriera, a 12 anni dall’esordio di Life in Cartoon Motion. page-62 Mia madre accettava lavori per me anche se non ci pagavano viaggio e albergo: così finivamo a dormire in macchina Due anni fa, al cimitero di Bonaventure a Savannah, in Georgia, nel Sud degli Stati Uniti, Mika ha avuto una rivelazione. Sulle tombe degli antenati c’era il suo cognome, Penniman, in alcuni casi anche i suoi due nomi di battesimo, Michael Holbrook, e così, in modo forse un poco macabro ma «divertente, alla Tim Burton», come dice lui, quelle lapidi gli hanno ricordato chi è e da dove viene, e gli hanno rivelato qualcosa della famiglia del padre, fino a quel momento quasi ignorata.In quel cimitero – bizzarro dono dell’ispirazione – sono nati i primi versi di Tiny Love, la canzone che apre il nuovo album,My Name Is Michael Holbrook, a quattro anni da No Place in Heaven: «Non sapevo da che parte cominciare, ero in piena crisi creativa, nel senso che non avevo niente da dire. Così, come sempre in queste situazioni, mi sono detto che dovevo buttarmi verso l’ignoto, e per me l’ignoto è la famiglia di mio padre.Vedere il mio nome su tutte quelle tombe mi ha esaltato, è stato bello conoscere quel pezzo della mia identità ancora inesplorato. Ho sentito il bisogno di difendere le mie radici e ho cominciato a scrivere:My Name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983. Mi chiamo Michael Holbrook,sono nato nel 1983». Seduto a piedi nudi e a gambe incrociate su un divano, Mika parla in fretta, le cose da dire sono tante e ha già aspettato troppo. Ha appena compiuto 36 anni, gli ultimi 12 – dall’esordio fortunato e coloratissimo di Life in Cartoon Motion – li ha passati a fare senza sosta le cose necessarie a essere una popstar internazionale: dischi, concerti, collaborazioni. A quello si sono aggiunti i talent show – in Italia X Factor, in Francia The Voice – che gli hanno dato la popolarità di massa tipica della tv. Ora ha deciso di concentrarsi solo sulla musica e il cambiamento di prospettiva ha coinciso anche con la mutazione del look, passato da uno stile camp a quello meno decorato di oggi. Perché ha messo il suo nome legale nel titolo dell’album? «Volevo dimenticare la persona che ero stata negli ultimi anni pertornare a essere quelragazzo che stava di fronte alsuo pianoforte di merda bianco, nella casa di famiglia, a scrivere canzoni, quelle di Life in Cartoon Motion». Vuole prendere le distanze da Mika? «Sì». Che cosa l’ha stancata di Mika? «È una domanda che richiede una risposta complessa, per rispondere devo tornare alla mia storia familiare, la stessa da cui sono partito quattro anni fa quando sono andato in crisi. Usare il nome dell’anagrafe mi ha permesso di rivedere irapporti con la mia famiglia con uno sguardo diverso,più adulto e coraggioso». Da dove si comincia? «Da quando avevo sette anni. Mio padre, consulente finanziario, era stato preso in ostaggio in Kuwait nell’ambasciata americana. È tornato sette mesi dopo, completamente cambiato. Prima era papà, poi era Mike: non riuscivamo più a chiamarlo papà, quell’uomo magro con la barba, che aveva vissuto cose fortissime, noi figli non lo riconoscevamo più». Oggi come lo chiama? «“Pa”, è il modo che ho trovato, dopo averlo chiamato Mike per 15 anni. “Daddy” non riesco». Dopo il ritorno di suo padre, che cos’è successo? «Un tracollo economico, abbiamo perso la casa, con i creditori che venivano a pignorarci i mobili. Così ci siamo trasferiti a Londra dove abbiamo vissuto in un bed and breakfast per due anni. Dovevamo ricostruire la nostra vita da zero. È in quel momento che tutti i miei problemi esplodono, su tutti la dislessia, e poi l’insegnante violenta e l’espulsione da scuola». E a quel punto comincia a cantare. «Mia madre viene da me e mi dice: ok, adesso tu vai a lavorare; o sarai un fallimento totale o un grande successo;se fallisci, uno come te non può che finire in prigione». In prigione? Addirittura? «Non so perché lo diceva, oggi può sembrare una frase buffa, ma è stata l’ossessione della mia vita. Lo spauracchio del fallimento ha cominciato a perseguitarmi da quando ero bambino». Ha sempre vissuto con la paura di fallire? «Sempre». Poi cosa succede? «Mia madre mi mette sotto con il canto: quattro ore di esercizio al giorno. Dopo cinque mesi di questo training sfiancante, già canto alla Royal Opera House di Londra. E così, cambia tutto: mi trattano bene, mi pagano, ho delle responsabilità. Un altro mondo rispetto all’incubo della scuola». Studiare canto era un obbligo? «Sì, detestavo la disciplina. Tutti i giorni mi allenava mia madre e due volte alla settimana arrivava questa insegnante russa appena atterrata da Mosca, che vestiva come una signora russa degli anni Venti, parlava a stento l’inglese e mi urlava addosso in russo. La mattina, prima delle lezioni, piangevo». Sua madre voleva trovarle un lavoro come cantante o allevare una popstar? «Non voleva la popstar, anche oggi odia quella parte del mio lavoro: per me voleva il successo, che per lei significa coltivare un talento creativo, trovare soddisfazione nell’espressione artistica, che è come un superpotere che nessuno può toglierti e che ti dà la vera libertà». La parte più difficile qual è stata? «La mia nuova vita di allenamento costante mi ha allontanato ancora di più da mio padre. Perché a quel punto ero diventato un progetto: il progetto di mia madre». page-64 Che cosa comportava il «progetto Mika»? «Mia madre accettava lavori in tutta Europa, anche quando non ci venivano pagati il viaggio e l’albergo. E così io, lei e le mie sorelle Jasmine e Paloma ci trovavamo a dormire nella nostra vecchiaToyota Previa,fuori dal teatro in cui avrei dovuto esibirmi.Il progetto Mika è stato uno sforzo collettivo, di tutta la famiglia». Si è mai sentito sfruttato? «No, perché sapevo che era quello il mio futuro. Mia mamma aveva riconosciuto il talento in me». Tutta la famiglia puntava su di lei. Una responsabilità pesante? «Sì, una pressione fortissima, che sento ancora oggi, ogni giorno della mia vita». La fa stare male? «A volte sì. Ma poi riconosco che avere una famiglia così complessa è una ricchezza incredibile. Questa è la vita, questo è l’amore. Non è una cosa che si sperimenta tra due persone in un albergo alle Maldive». I suoi quattro fratelli come hanno vissuto il «progetto Mika»? «In parte bene, in parte male. Non sono mai stati invidiosi, perché casa nostra è una specie di comune. Però mia sorella Paloma, per esempio, avrebbe sempre voluto fare l’attrice, ma non ha mai potuto farlo perché è nata con una semi paralisi alla parte sinistra del corpo. Per lei sono un punto d’orgoglio ma anche motivo di tristezza. La sua vita si è saldata con la mia, è la mia stylist.Mia sorella Jasmine, invece,fa tutte le mie grafiche». Famiglia e carriera sono una cosa sola. «Il problema è che quando diventi adulto, come fai a liberarti di tutta questa storia familiare per ritrovare la leggerezza necessaria a creare? Cominci a cantare e a scrivere canzoni da bambino, lo hai fatto per tutta la vita, poi a un certo punto ti chiedi: perché?». Che risposta si è dato? «Sono andato al cimitero di Savannah e ho visto la parte della mia vita che non aveva niente a che vedere con mia madre, con la mia carriera, con laToyota Previa. Una via d’uscita finalmente. In albergo mi sono messo a scrivere Tiny Love, poi è arrivata la telefonata che ha cambiato tutto». Racconti. page-66 «È mio padre che dice: devi venire qui a Dubai, tua mamma sta molto male, ha un problema al cuore, deve fare un intervento e rischia la vita. Come una punizione, nel momento in cui tentavo di emanciparmi da mia madre e dalla mia famiglia, quella telefonata mi ha riportato a casa». Com’è andato l’intervento? «Così così. Sono due anni che ha gravi complicazioni, fa avanti e indietro dall’ospedale, in Francia. Paloma e io ci occupiamo di lei». Ha messo tutte queste esperienze nel nuovo album? «Se la vita ti lancia una sfida del genere, mi sono detto, alza la temperatura, offri il tuo cuore, scrivi melodie. Non significa fare canzoni lacrimevoli, come se piangessi sul divano di un programma tv di merda della domenica pomeriggio. Queste nuove canzoni hanno colori forti e un messaggio intimo». In Tiny Love Reprise cantano anche sua mamma e sua sorella Paloma. «È un messaggio verso il futuro: facciamo pace con il passato, anche con la paura. Questa è la vita e noi abbiamo il nostro tiny love, il nostro amore piccolo piccolo». In mezzo a questi scossoni ha smesso di fare tv. «È stata una mia scelta». Perché ha voluto prendere le distanze? «Perché la tv non mi appartiene. La tv non è arte in sé, devi sempre pensare a quel che farai dopo, e soprattutto dopo un po’ non puoi essere più te stesso, reciti un personaggio, sei solo un meccanismo dello show». È pentito? «No. Sono anche contento di tante cose – per esempio, aver fatto certi discorsi politici in prime time alla Rai. Ma non rifarei più né X Factor né Stasera Casa Mika.Basta.Basta avere persone che ti dicono cosa puoi fare e cosa non puoi fare. Basta a quelli che ti dicono di sì, ma poi ti ostacolano togliendoti il budget». La tv le ha fatto male? «La tv può interferire con la musica, ma dipende poi da cosa fai dopo. La prova sono i biglietti dei concerti: le persone ti possono amare in tv, ma se poi non gli piace la tua musica non compra i biglietti». Ma non ha mai avuto la sensazione di essere identificato più come personaggio televisivo che come musicista? «A me è andata bene, ma il rischio c’è. Per questo ho deciso di concentrarmi solo sulla musica». In questo album si parla di sesso e sensualità, a partire dal singolo Ice Cream, una canzone piena di allusioni. «Il pop è stato desessualizzato, ma se alla musica togli il sesso che cosa resta? Penso a Prince, George Michael, Michael Hutchence, David Bowie. Perché non parlare di sesso, quando è sempre lì ed è molto divertente?». Lei è fidanzato con Andreas da 12 anni. Crede alla monogamia? «Ci credo perché sono un bastardo geloso. Ma è solo una scelta personale, non è una presa di posizione moralista». Sei anni fa disse a Vanity Fair che volevate tanti figli. Non ne avete avuto neanche uno. «Sarebbe un gesto egoista, oggi, avere un figlio, non potrei dedicarmici al massimo». Come pensa di averli? «Tutte le opzioni sono buone: adozione o madre surrogata. E lo dico subito:difendo la surrogazione ed è assurda l’idea che sia una pratica sporca abusata dagli omosessuali.Cisono tante coppie etero che fanno ricorso a questo metodo». È un tema controverso, ci sono da considerare i legami biologici, per esempio. «Conosco una coppia che ha avuto un figlio da una madre surrogata: è una donna felice di averli aiutati e fa parte della vita del bambino. Bisogna vedere caso per caso, non si può generalizzare. Di certo va combattuto il mercato che si page-68 è creato in certi Paesi, dove i figli sono compravendite. Oggi, dicevo, non me la sento di diventare padre, vedo l’impegno che richiede Beau Regard, mio nipote di cinque anni, il figlio di Paloma». A lei ha dedicato una canzone dell’album. «È rimasta scioccata quando l’ha sentita, ma per me non è pornografia emotiva. È un modo per affrontare il trauma». Non ne ha mai parlato. «Ne parlo adesso. Nove anni fa, Paloma fumava alla finestra, ma siccome non ha molto equilibrio per via della semi paralisi, è caduta giù dal quarto piano, e cadendo è rimasta infilzata in una cancellata». Lei era lì? «Mi hanno chiamato, ero l’unico familiare a Londra. Entro nell’ambulanza, mi dicono: vada a salutare sua sorella, morirà, non c’è niente da fare. Mi avvicino, era una scena terribile. Le dico: ciao Paloma. E lei: puoi dire a questi stronzi di lasciarmi in pace, visto che devo alzarmi? Così guardo la dottoressa: mi scusi, ma questa non muore. E sono tornato nell’ambulanza, mentre cominciavano a segare il cancello, visto che non potevano semplicemente sfilarla,l’hanno portata via ancora con le aste che le trafiggevano il corpo». Che cosa pensava mentre era lì con lei? «Cose pratiche. Dovevo avvertire i miei familiari sparsi per il mondo.I nostri genitori erano in Bahrein, quando mio padre ha risposto – era il giorno del suo compleanno – pensava che fossi andato a trovarlo a sorpresa». L’incidente ha legato di più lei e Paloma? «No, al contrario: ci ha allontanati. Ma è normale, è una questione di sopravvivenza, bisogna mettere un po’ di distanza per attraversare l’esperienza e bisogna farlo da soli. Col tempo poi ci si riavvicina». Ha cominciato questo album con una ricerca sulla sua identità. Ora che il disco esce, a che punto è del percorso? «Ho iniziato con l’idea che il personaggio di Mika,la mia musica erano stati presi da me contro la mia volontà. Poi ho capito che non era vero, che non è stata tutta una costruzione di mia madre, l’ho voluto io. Ho fatto pace con gli ultimi 12 anni. Perché l’unico modo che conosco per vivere ed esprimermi è creare musica, scrivere, esibirmi. Senza questo non esisto» Sono contento dei programmi che ho fatto, ma ho capito che la tv non mi appartiene, non voglio più essere un ingranaggio dello show Tempo di lettura: 12 minuti In questa pagina, da sinistra: completo tartan, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. Camicia, COMEFORBREAKFAST. Sneakers, LANVIN. Camicia di seta, pantaloni e scarpe, tutto LOUIS VUITTON. Pagg. 58-59: abito gessato, DIOR. Stivali, HERMÈS. Pagg. 60-61 e 64: blazer e camicia, BERLUTI. Stivaletti, EMPORIO ARMANI. Pantaloni, vintage. Pag. 63: completo, JACQUEMUS. Pag. 66: Camicia di seta, pantaloni e scarpe, tutto LOUIS VUITTON. Talent stylist Paloma Penniman. Ha collaborato Giada Zappa. Grooming Anna Maria Negri@W-MManagement usingWomo/Bullfrog. Hair Geraldine Fougerat Gay using Ever Bio Cosmetics, Huile de graine de figue de barbarie. Set Designer Charlotte Mello Teggia. Si ringrazia Pier Bragotto.
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    Sanremo is on the Radio 2 C list, so at least it will get a few plays BBC Radio 2 @BBCRadio2 #Newto2 this week! @lizzo @petshopboys ft. @yearsandyears @KeithUrban @Pink ft. @thegreatkhalid @mikasounds @OfficialOMD See the full playlist here: bbc.in/32pd4U4 6:11pm · 18 Sep 2019 · Twitter Web App
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    after the show, Mika and his band ate at Foiegwa across the street. I was there getting post-concert food/drinks with friends, and his band comes in ... then 30 minutes later Mika comes in. There were just a few other people in the restaurant. We got to talk to him for a few minutes and got a quick photo - the other group that was still at the restaurant then (around midnight) also got a quick chat & photo in. What a nice surprise!
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    hi I have very good quality audio recordings. I will compile everything together and post here as mp3 file tonight.
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    Here’s my rambling mess of a report, much of it typed while waiting for the gig on Monday: Sunday morning I didn’t want to get lost after leaving the bus station so I got to the venue by about 6:30am but no one was there yet. I decided to go hunting for places with WiFi and happened upon a grocery store with loose enough barriers that I could access it while sitting in the parking lot. Back to the venue and still no one so I went wandering some more & I accidentally found a pharmacy where I bought a warmer shirt (who knew Montreal was so chilly in September?!) then Atwater Market where I bought a couple things but got scared off by people speaking French at me, then to the canal. I saw a duck and some graffiti that said DEEE so I took that as a sign that I was where I should be. After some photos it was back to the venue and still no one, so it was off to the Starbucks for a wake-me-up drink and some breakfast. Venue check? Still no one there. My phone needed a charge so I went to a library (cuz I def don’t get enough library time back at home!) when it opened at ten and read a book in English for about 45mins. Finally when I checked the venue I found some there! It was Naomi and we had a nice time waiting and soon more fans joined us for a pleasant day milling around and chatting and people watching. Promptly at 7 the security let us in, doing a quick bag check, and it was so smooth and easy and opposite of Brooklyn Steel. I was very impressed! Naomi and I tried to sort of position ourselves on either side of where Mika’s mike stand would be so neither would have the problem of his microphone blocking his face from our view. There was literally 0 barrier between audience and stage. I was unusually relaxed and happy and excited and not sweaty during the wait for this gig. I even enjoyed Kiesza more (not that I disliked her before, but she’s no Mika). Oh yeah Mika... well… where should I even start? I’ve been front row before but never in the centerish of a stage, especially at one as low as as this one. This night I think he was extra extra compared to NYC, but maybe I felt that way cuz of where I was. Random thoughts about the songs, in no particular order: Ice Cream was fun, a good opener. FACT: Dear Jealousy is pretty much the most perfect song ever. Tiny Love was wonderful ofc, I love the style and tempo changes now even though when I first heard they weirded me out. During Big Girl he sat down on the stage’s edge right between Naomi and I. I could’ve so easily touched him but purposely leaned away cuz I didn’t want him to think I was touching him on purpose. I swear he looked at me during Relax, and we def made eye contact during Popular Song…… what’s he trying to tell me? xD Relax was great, it’s a song I don’t usually record or take pics during but I got Mika and Max’s little jump together (sorry Max is barely in frame). Popular Song is always fun to sing along with. I’m so glad he’s been doing the album version with all the lyrics. Elle Me Dit was fun and even it’s the one he did that I can’t sing along with I was happy he played it. Underwater was gorgeous as usual. I especially liked the lights at the beginning, they were coming down in blue green rays and looked like he was indeed underwater. Usually I only take note of the lights when they’re blinding but this effect was quite striking! During Love Today he was on the floor and did some “interesting” “dance” moves, then he stood up. I usually never film that song but he was so close & I knew I may never get the chance like that again so I filmed it. Let’s just say when I showed it to my friend she said, and I quote, “holy sh*t… He was practically in your lap 😂 😂 😂 jesus... he’s such a hoe!!! 😆… holy mother of f*ck”. He didn’t do Tomorrow which I definitely missed hearing. No San Remo either I wasn’t too sure about Blue when I first heard it, but after hearing it more & his explaining it I love the lyrics. Origin of Love is definitely a favorite of mine live, even still. He brought up Max and Wouter (drummer’s name?) and Tim for Lollipop and had them on the ground. While Mika was invisible behind the piano I used the chance to get better pics of Max and Tim then I ever had before. We Are Golden has been great to see, I haven’t checked for sure but I think he had only performed it a couple of the gigs i was at before the tiny tour. Grace Kelly was insanely fun, took no pics or vids during that but I trust others did. He closed with the reprise of Tiny Love and Stay High. Oh I will Mika, you ensured I will for weeks to come! Oh yeah, I was saving talking about Happy Ending for last.... so he started out sitting down on the stage’s edge beside me and I had to film it. Then he got up and sang as usual, then he started trying to get people to be quiet and I knew what was coming. I must’ve muttered ‘oh my god, no no no oh my god he’s gonna do it’ about ten times. He was literally standing right above me when he sang the ending a capella. I’ve seen him sing like this a few times live before, but this was different. I started crying a little bit because the moment was so special and I was overwhelmed. Mika or his songs had never ever made me cry before, maybe tear up a bit but that’s it, but this time I had to take my glasses off and hastily wipe off tears of happiness before he started the next song. Please keep in mind I’m not one to cry easily, like I’ve never cried over a movie and i didn’t even cry after my cat of 16 years died until like 2 years later, so you know this f*cking moved me. I took a bunch of pics of Mika with the band bowing at the end. It made me so happy to get a great group pic of my own for Mikapedia! He had promo in the morning and many many people were waiting so he didn’t make an appearance afterward. I felt especially gutted since I’ve never been more prepared to say something sensible (at least in my mind) to him and to give him a gift I was really proud to have found and to maybe even ask for pic of us or a hug since it was my 13th Mika gig and I never asked for either. But oh well, it was not to be...
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    Talking about the song here SANREMO Light brown skin Lips like Campari And words like soda Can I come over? Just let me in I wanna go where The nights are blinding The sun keeps shining If I could I know where I'd be In a little town in Italy Close your eyes, come away with me Tomorrow we will be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo To feel like this Is one in a million A suspended moment Can we seal it With a tender kiss Out of a movie Made by Fellini Love that you need me Over there you'll shine like a star Doesn't even matter who you are Hold my hand and we'll travel far Close your eyes and we will be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo (Sunset in Sanremo) There you can shine like a star There's a place for you whoever you are I know you're tired of the rain But tomorrow we'll be Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo Sitting by the seaside Drinking up the sunshine You're here so why don't we go Dancing in Sanremo We can be there in a couple of hours To the place with the yellow flowers Somewhere only we know Sunset in Sanremo (Sunset in Sanremo)
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    My friend said this song is just like Touches You lyrically. I guess I can see some similarities if I really think about it, but what do you guys think?
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    Another interview in French for TV channel CSTAR. Questions about school. Q: Were you waiting impatiently for the day to come back to school after holidays? M: No, I was not waiting impatiently to come back to school. The best day it was the last day of school before summer holidays. And the worst day it was the first day of school. It was a deep sadness. It was like the world was going to end. I hated school. Q: Was music your favourite subject? M: Music was not my favourite subject. My favourite subjets were geography and arts. Q: Were you a good student? M: It depends on the phase of my life. During the first phase of my life I was rather a poor student. I was dyslexic. I am dyslexic. And I had a lot of problems to learn things that others were able to do. I was not able to do it. So I was frustrated. People thought I was stupid or lazy. But I was just learing in a dufferent way. Then I changed school and people realized that I had a problem. They started to help me and then... bam! Everything has changed. Before my scores were very low. And after 8 months I started to have scores I have neved had before. It shows that it's not a person, it's a way in which we are educated. It changes everything. Q: Was your school period perfect? M: Oh, I did a lot of stupid things. Even now when I think about it... I feel something in my stomach. But I wouldn't change anything. Because every single thing we do is changing our destiny.... is changing our future. So I don't want to take a risk to find myself in a situation I would not like to be in. I wouldn't change anything. twitter_20190919_201617.mp4
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    Hi guys!!! ready for another song by Mika!!! Tomorrow came Tomorrow i'm ready
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    Yes, it is, although my spoken English is poor and I cannot speak it for a long time. I guess I need to practice.
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    Grazieeeee Gabry per l'informazione🙏🙏😘 Adesso contatto di nuovo e subito il mio amico dell'esselunga Devo avvisarlo così da avvisarmi subito appena arriva! Alla fine bloccherà il mio numero 🙈🙈
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    Nel sito www.mikasounds.com sono già disponibili: magliette e felpe del Tiny Tour acquistando l'album in digitale e prossimamente verrà aggiornato anche con il merchandising del Revelation Tour. Per quanto riguarda la vendita durante i concerti, dipende dalle date. Spesso ci sono bancarelle, ma non del merchandising ufficiale e le riconosci immediatamente, perché è evidente che è merce "tarocca". 🙈 Nel tour passato ho acquistato: tazze, spille, portachiavi, foulard, bandiere, magliette, ecc... originali a Londra (all'Adelphi), a Parigi (all'Arena di Bercy), a Strasburgo (allo Zenith) e in Italia ad a esempio a Piazzola sul Brenta. 😊
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    Si quelqu'un a la vidéo j'aimerais tellement le voir! il était juste à côté de moi au début de la chanson !
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    So, putting together what we have, I think except for the line with the leather seat we're doing pretty well. Good teamwork! Tomorrow, Tomorrow, (Tomorrow) You and I we're really really not so innocent Consequences won't be easy From here every road leads to regret But if this ain't what you wanted Then why'd you even come here, it's 2am If this isn't what you wanted Then why did you put a smiley in your message then Backseat, laid on Window open, staring So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow And then we're lying on a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When you know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow worry about tomorrow Lying here together Stretching every second into more I know you're getting nervous But this is a mess worth fighting for If this isn't what you wanted Why'd you even come here, it's 2am If this isn't what you wanted Why'd you put a smiley in your message then T-Shirt off, breeze coming in The leather seat (...) So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh, who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow And then we're lying on a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow When you know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow we'll worry about sorrow (If?) you'll be there tomorrow then I'll love you Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow So kiss me in the backseat of my vintage Benz Oh, who gives a shit about tomorrow When it comes we can worry then Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow And then we're lying on a thousand stars Oh who gives a shit about tomorrow And we know how lucky we are Oh tomorrow we'll worry about tomorrow
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    These photos are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I wonder but as long as we get the live CD and DVD I am happy
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    Hey guys! I'm also going to the show in LA im SO excited!!!!! I'm from Ecuador, I'm visiting my family in Chatsworth and this is my first MIKA concert ever.. I can't wait !! I hope to meet some of you, it's always great to have new Mika friends
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    Talking about the song here TINY LOVE It's not a sunrise over canyons shaped like hearts It isn't bursting into song in Central Park It's not the outline of your face drawn in the stars It's a still-there-Monday-morning kinda love There's no dramatic declarations in the rain It's not a love that finds its pleasure after pain I couldn't train a bunch of doves to spell your name It's a don't-know-what-they're-missing kind of love Our kind of love, it gets better every day Crazy colors in the grey, our love is a tiny love, it's a tiny love My life was dull, I used to walk in a different way But now I'm dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing Don't care who can see me dancing Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love Aaaaah, Aaaaah, Aaaaah This tiny love has spoken, and bigger hearts get broken Oooooh tiny love So small that you can't find us, the world revolves around us Ooooooh tiny love This kind of love, there can be no other way One kind of love blows the other ones away Sometimes it's tough, others think we're acting strange But it's our kind of love, our kind of love Oooooh, tiny love Oooooh, tiny love My name is Michael Holbrook, I was born in 1983 No I'm not losing my mind it's just this thing that you do to me You get me high on a tiny love You get me high And if it all goes bad, and our love sets like the sun I'd give up a hundred thousand loves for just this one You get me high on our tiny love You get me high on our tiny love It's not a sunrise over canyons shaped like hearts It isn't bursting into song in Central Park We may be tiny to the world but in our hearts We be giants with our tiny tiny love
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    SOUND OF AN ORCHESTRA (We're talking about this song HERE) You lower your hand clarinet will play Raise it back up And it flies away When you smile violins will soar When you move your legs a timpani will roar I can hear it, I can hear it, I can hear it, I swear All the music you’re provoking, filling up the air It's getting louder This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you You don’t even know everything I hear Every move, every note, every time you’re near If I close my eyes I promise I can see A hundred people playing and it’s just for me I can hear it, I can hear it, I can hear it, I swear All the music you’re provoking, filling up the air It's getting louder This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you Before you even say What I know you’re gonna say That all the sounds I hear Are only in my head Come stand really close And hold me like you do Then all the music in my head you’ll hear it too This is the sound of an orchestra I can hear it playin’ everywhere that you are There is a sound for everything you do This is the sound of my love for you Listen to the sound of my love for you