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  • Birthday 10/20/1972


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  1. LOL! I got this page through a google alert for Rufus Wainwright. (and Rufus' records are pop, of course)
  2. I don't think he's perfect and I thank goodness he isn't. I'd be bored out of my mind.
  3. The easy answer is: CHECK BEFORE YOU BUY! Actually, I don't think the Dutch version has Ring Ring on it, but there are plenty of good stores that will get you the UK one. And if you shop around you may find one that does it at little or no extra cost. I have very good experiences with Velvet (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Leiden, Delft). I just call the local branch, they order whatever I'm looking for and call me back when it arrives, which is usually within a few days.
  4. To each their own. There should be plenty of room for all. I for one prefer a discussion like this over a topic with everybody declaring how perfect Mika is, but that's just my personal opinion...
  5. Click on the word "here" in the above quote.
  6. Would that it were that simple, Yoppappop. But somehow nobody ever "accuses" anyone of being heterosexual...
  7. Please stop making these AWFUL accusations! I am being totally NOT serious up there ^^ people. But reading through this thread I had to get up and walk away several times because that's what it sounded like to me... I won't single anyone out in particular, but I can't escape the impression that the underlying thought behind some remarks here is that there should be no discussion because Mika's good name would be sullied if someone suggests his sexuality is anything other than the "norm". I feel they have to protect him from "accusations" of being gay, whereas what whe should be doing - and what Mika is doing to some extent, although I obviously don't know his motives, by not disclosing - is to say "#### the norm!" Why can't we discuss somebody's sexual orientation in the same way we discuss eye colour, with all the options being neutral, and equal. If I say his eyes are brown I'm not saying, like in that experiment that got a lot of publicity a few years ago that suggested blue is the default and that everybody else was somehow inferior. And nobody's going to be offended, are they? Mika chooses to be ambiguous, so why should anyone else feel attacked by proxy when I, or Kevin, or anyone else suggests he might be gay? PS. Kevin, I can definitely see him in Givenchy as Miss Holly Golightly...
  8. And here it is: Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion In Great-Britain you couldn’t keep Mika out of the media with a baseball bat. Even the tabloids have pressed him to their hearts, because the 23-year-old Londoner becoming a star, is such a foregone conclusion that no self respecting bookkeeper would take bets on it. Mika, trained as a classical musician, makes eccentric pop that links Queen’s bombast to Robbie Williams’ personality. The mand listened well to Prince and Scissor Sisters and as a child must have had a poster of the Bee Gees in his bedrooom. Add to that a predilection for theater and musicals and the directions lead you directly to Gay Village. Mika is one of those artists that dare to make themselves look completely ridiculous for their art. Listen to the delicious 'Grace Kelly' or the hilariously ambiguous 'Lollipop' and the carnavalesque kitsch of Debby & Nancy [belgian TV show - G] springs to mind. This is feelgood music, glittery suits and feathers on the ass included. The songs are funny, where necessary heavily orchestrated, and like the cover they bathe in vibrant colours. 'Relax, Take It Easy' starts with a pianotune that seems plucked straight out of a Commodores record and elsewhere a ballad appears that invokes the spirit of a young Elton John. 'Billy Brown', about a man who leaves his wife for another man, will be a hit, and definitely not the only one off this album. Life In Cartoon Motion is a cd that saves the funfactor in pop music from a certain death.
  9. and welcome on board! (I've been away for a couple of days and there are just too many of you to say hi on all the individual threads. EDIT: FOUR pages of new members!)
  10. Hi Jessie, welcome on board. (If this thread seems to have disappeared later, it may have been moved to the Introductions forum)
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