Soaring Simpson

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  1. Soaring Simpson

    BBC Radio 2 presents the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Lovely Mika voice. Would have preferred piano as the only instrument though
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    Doctor Who BBC

    I think that’s right. My first was, ahem, John Pertwee (3rd), and I really did hide behind the sofa. He just defines the Doctor for me, though I now know he was very untypical - he stayed in GB cos of BBC budget cuts. But I really liked David Tennant (10th). And not just because he’s hot - he, too, seemed Doctor-like to me
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    Doctor Who BBC

    I thought it was a good end for PC, and liked the Christmas armistice twist. (Thought the last two series were completely different from each other though). The new doctor seemed better than on the pre-publicity - younger and less consciously quirky, so let’s hope.
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    Doctor Who BBC

    Seems to be trying too hard to be quirky
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    Doctor Who BBC

    Incidentally, I fished The Pirate Loop off my shelf - it came out just before I discovered Mika. I did post on here about Russell T's Mika love, and Any Other World, though - in the old Famous Mika Fans thread
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    Doctor Who BBC

    Jodie Whittaker - totally failing to post the link
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    Doctor Who BBC

    No Bill, and a fashionably female Who. Hmmm
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    Mika's English accent?

    I don't think it really exists any more, I have no idea what "class" the people around me are. Few people in the uk know anything about their ancestors, unless they're aristocracy (Ok, the Queen and her family ARE higher class). Unless your Canadian family was very rich or related to George Washington or someone, they probably wouldn't give class a second thought. They'd just be ordinary, like the rest of us. A few people like to designate themselves a class (usually working class), though their reasons seem very nebulous - they just pick whatever makes them feel superior. Having said that, most people, whatever their wealth/ancestry/accent/behaviour would laugh loudly at the idea that money can buy class. Popularity, power, success, your heart's desire - unfortunately yes, often. But class - no.
  9. So when did I last go into raptures over a performance eh? Eh? I thought he was 100% Wow! Mika the musician - voice like chocolate mostly, but varied, Mika playing the piano, Mika singing with expression but not hamming it up, Mika appropriately dressed and coiffed (albeit not curly) in a way more suited to the UK. First time since LICM he's done himself justice on British telly IMO. Disclaimer - this not something I know much about, but... This sort of tv usually wants hits - and here Mika's are all frim LICM, 10 years ago. Which would have screamed, HAS BEEN! Better tactics to do a cover, I M O. Art of Song - everybody on the show has a Radio 2 show, (this was a Christmas special) and the players are some of the top hosts - putting mention of his show among them should help, and R2 listeners are a BIG group that buy Mika's sort of music, and like cover versions - a lot of radio progs, unlike tv, like their guests to do something just for them. But as I said - not my subject And as I also said - Wow (Is there such a thing as a fairly well viewed performance, whoever by, that doesn't get slagged off on Twitter n Fb?)
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    Journal d'un optimiste accidentel

    Thanks, Deb
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    Journal d'un optimiste accidentel

    When I saw the cover I thought "Wow, that's the first time I've seen him looking hot in a suit" Wasn't there going to be a collection of his magazine (Republica?) column in book form?
  12. Soaring Simpson

    The Pet thread

    Well of course she has her own, superior little dogs don't share!
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    My pleasure - seriously, I hope you'll post more in here, and that the thread takes off again, now Silver's revived it
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    Those are fab - I love the trees at sunset looking like the masts of a tall ship. And lovelydeatail on the ladybird
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    The Pet thread

    She's so little! Gorgeous. I like little dogs Adorable. Love the one with the yellow eyes and the phone