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  1. less than 2 months left til this gig! Any other MFCers coming to this one? Looks like there's less than 25 seats left, I wonder how close the standing area is to selling out. This'll be my first non-east coast Mika gig (I wonder if it will feel different?) and my first time coming to Denver so I'm super anxious and excited.
  2. i ordered a few things from the shop in late December or so, and it said they'd dispatch it in 6 weeks. i haven't heard anything since I wonder what the big hold up is?!
  3. French lyrics: Bouddha me boude bien trop Moi qui prends tout à coeur Je reste sur le carreau Et pique des colères en douceur Etre quelqu'un de bien je promets Toute ma vie, mon samsara Mais n'ai-je pas le temps d'y échapper Avant le Paris-Nirvana [Refrain:] Personne Ne veut de moi au paradis Personne Alors je reste ici Come on ! Comme on est bien par ici Come on ! Et au diable le paradis ! J'pourrais bien sans relâche Eplucher ton livre sacré Et ton coeur blindé d'attaches Tel un ascète discipliné Mon karma est à toi, si tu veux Me suivre en paix, en silence, Mais n'oublie pas que c'est un jeu Et qu'y a pas de voeu d'abstinence [au Refrain] From: http://www.parolesmania.com/paroles_doriand_68025/paroles_au_diable_le_paradis_1165997.html English translation: Buddha pouting at me too much I, who take everything to heart I'm staying out of the way. And gently pricks anger Being a good person, I promise... All my life, my samsara But don't I have time to escape it. Before Paris-Nirvana [Chorus:} Person Doesn't want me in heaven Person So I'm staying here Come on! How nice it is here Come on! And to hell with heaven! I might as well keep on Peel off your sacred book And your heart with its many attachments Like a disciplined ascetic My karma is yours, if you want it. Follow me in peace, in silence, But don't forget it's a game... And that there's no vow of abstinence [To the Refrain] Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
  4. came across this review today, doesn't look like it'd been posted here before https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/10/10/buttery-new-mika-album-assembles-pastiche-of-throwback-pop-polish/ Washington Blade - October 10, 2019 by Joey DiGuglielmo Buttery new Mika album assembles pastiche of throwback pop polish First, I gotta get something off my chest: despite having released a glowingly wonderful new album, Mika has irritated me. First, his current “Tiny Love Tiny Tour,” which kicked off last month and is on hiatus before resuming in November in Europe, featured a pathetically paltry three dates in the continental U.S. (there were two others in Montreal and one in Mexico City). Um, seriously? Your first U.S. tour in six-and-a-half years and you can only give us three dates? Not even a Miami show, where you actually live and recorded the new album? WTF? I toyed with the idea of trekking up to New York for his show there, but am so glad I didn’t — he only played a paltry 70-minute set and completely ignored his last album, the 2015 masterpiece “No Place in Heaven.” He admitted in a recent Rolling Stone interview he used the no-frills U.S. dates to test material to unveil in a full-fledged production for the European dates. Um, gee, thanks. I mean, yeah, he’s a way bigger star in Europe so no surprise he keeps his eggs mostly in that basket, but this was such an egregious “#### you” to his U.S. fanbase, it’s positively insulting. It’s hard to be too upset however as his new album “My Name is Michael Holbrook” (***1/2 out of four), out last week, is almost as good as “Heaven” and its equally solid predecessor “The Origin of Love” (2012). The 36-year-old openly gay pop singer/songwriter has hit an unfair sales slump. All his big hits were from his first two albums (“Life in Cartoon Motion” and “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”). They’re hook-laden ear feasts, too, but the last two albums and the new one feature a leaner, more sophisticated pop craftsman that sadly hasn’t caught on. Sales for “Origin” and “Heaven” paled in comparison to the first two records and yielded no major hit singles either here or abroad. “Popular Song,” an Ariana Grande duet, hit no. 87 on the Hot 100. His biggest hit, “Grace Kelly” was a worldwide smash in 2007 but only made it to no. 57 here. Washed up at 36? What’s going on here? Thankfully, artistically that’s not the case. Written entirely by Mika (in most cases with a bevy of co-writers) and a new production team (Mark Crew and Dan Priddy) “Holbrook” is a lean, glistening pop gem featuring deceptively tight hooks; logical, cascading chord progressions; witty lyrical observations; tons of trademark falsetto vocals; and an overall buttery, easy-on-the-ear sonic shellac that flirts at first with an impression of slightness but ultimately so bombards you with catchy choruses you succumb to its charms even when you try to keep it at bay. Among the standouts are ‘70s-flavored “Paloma,” which starts off as a slightly out-of-tune piano ballad, kicks into a lite bossa nova shuffle, then builds into a finish with strings and choir; the Fleetwood Mac-ish “Sanremo” with its sunny, loungy vibe; and effortlessly breezy and slinky “Dear Jealousy.” First single “Ice Cream” is a sexy, catchy ear worm. The party continues with “Tomorrow” (“who gives a s**t about tomorrow?”), another falsetto-soaked charmer. Opening cut “Tiny Love,” is catchy but feels a little pretentious and Beatles-derivative. Much later in the album, “Stay High” keeps the party going with a watusi groove and Monkees-esque chorus. Only occasionally does the album reveal flaws — “Cry” is a bit lame (but not horrific) and screams “B-side.” “Platform Ballerinas” gives things some unexpected rock crunch but feels jarring; Elton John-ish “I Went to Hell Last Night” is just OK and was “Tiny Love Reprise” really necessary? It’s different enough to be its own full cut but gets too big, overblown and soundtracky. A kids’ choir comes in, another character enters — it ultimately falters under its own pretentiousness. That might sound like a lot of quibbling for a three-and-a-half-star review, but the stuff that thrills works so exceedingly well, you just kind of take it and run with it. It’s the musical equivalent of delicately curated but highly accessible textile exhibit — there’s a sense that a lot of these pieces could have come from thrift store finds, but there’s just too many of them and almost no junk that you know you were falsely lulled into thinking this was easy to assemble. No single element is particularly original but it’s so expertly executed, you sense a master pop excavator is continuing work at his peak powers.
  5. there's a little x in the upper right corner of that box, if you point at it it'll say "disable this block". just click it and the box disappears from your profile. the x only shows up if you're using the blue & gray theme, but even if you use the teal theme it's still there, just invisible
  6. and two of my personal faves....
  7. Got my ticket for this one! Awesome! I thought maybe you weren’t gonna come since he’s doing Boston
  8. the one in NYC or Philly is not, unless you pick a balcony seat. I didn’t think Denver was, but I haven’t tried to buy that one yet. DC is seated but it didn’t have me pick a seat so maybe it’s first come first served seating.
  9. gaaaah i can't get the DC presale to work


    1. kreacher


      nevermind, panicking about it worked

    2. Starlight


      Panick first, that helps. :aah: I'm always like that if something doesn't work immediately. :naughty:

  10. Spread out so far apart, and places he’s never been (Nashville?!) or hasn’t been to in years (Miami!)!!! Being a Mikafan in the USA just got a lot more exciting xD DC, Philly and NYC are a no brainer for me, my sister lives in Philly so i’ll tie a visit in with her. However, I live somewhere between Denver and Chicago and sort of St Paul. All are about a 9-10 bus ride away so I’m debating whether or not I should go to one, two or three of these as well. What’s everybody else planning?
  11. Thank you for pointing this out! I’ll add it to my to do list 👍
  12. hello, I'm Dee from the US. Welcome to MFC!!!
  13. kreacher

    Hi there!

    hello fellow USA-er! Welcome i'm glad you got to experience Mika live, he really is best seen onstage in person
  14. Hello Freja, welcome I’m glad you decided to sign up, just ask if you need anything
  15. Welcome Nina 👋 hopefully Mika will return to Germany again soon!
  16. It's called Testa Spalla i can't watch Eriko's VK video because it wants me to sign in but then blocks me from signing in, but maybe her link will work for you 2016.11.15 Stasera Casa Mika ep-1 Virginia Raffaele 1,2,3
  17. 😍 thank you, thank you this is perfect! i knew the band had switched instruments for some show back then, had no idea it was this show i had to make a gif of him watching Simona awkwardly dance cuz he's so adorbs
  18. i'm trying to watch this 2009 video of Mika singing Rain on Quelli Che Il Calcio but it says it's not supported. Does anyone have it? http://www.rai.it/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-c65322e2-5a17-43ca-bd38-fa90ef30f955.html
  19. I noticed a lot of the XL links to other MFC posts and scans have been lost so i decided to find them and fix them. I also linked to approximately where the MFC comments about that month's column start. Sadly there’s a few scans I can’t find anywhere & the XL site doesn't have several of the columns in Italian. September 2010 TITLE/TOPIC: “Italy I love you.” ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9d/57/fe/9d57feb89ec18b680189e6f550308cda.jpg IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/dettaglio/80340 IN ITALIAN https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/?do=findComment&comment=3124099 ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d5/d3/21/d5d321644d900cd850235311f96f54e9.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/4/#comments October 2010 TITLE/TOPIC: religion ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d5/51/c4/d551c448156aa0456281f22e6d59021c.jpg IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/dettaglio/80382 IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7e/56/15/7e5615203cbdddedfed15686dc7d0f09.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/14/#comments November 2010 TITLE/TOPIC: trends “My mother was a hippy.” ITALIAN SCAN: https://cdn1.umg3.net/78/files/2015/01/MIKA-XL-Italian-Scan-Nov-2010.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2010/10/28/mika-pop-up/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART no art, just photo MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/32/#comments December 2010 TITLE/TOPIC: “News Flash! The British have cracked!” ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a2/f1/1d/a2f11df208f264d1248ff120d28e6da0.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2010/12/06/pop-up/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART no art, just photos MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/45/#comments January 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: new years resolutions ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9f/bc/a4/9fbca4abb1a55ccb7bcf278fa5b6769f.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/01/12/mika-pop-up-2/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9f/bc/a4/9fbca4abb1a55ccb7bcf278fa5b6769f.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/55/#comments February 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: online dating ITALIAN SCAN: ??? IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/02/09/mika-pop-up-3/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d4/01/4f/d4014fe106081ef894aab9fa7956c259.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/69/#comments March 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: Paloma’s accident ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/72/6c/ec/726cecc488dca32c33eaa314d26d3293.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/03/11/mika-pop-up-4/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/4d/27/a1/4d27a17212184b85deec8c9ddb8a7e06.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/86/#comments April 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: Anna Nicole Smith ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/4c/1d/3c/4c1d3c43f29966e2d6f216d96e43c0ef.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.mikasounds.com/mika-xl-column-04-2011/ https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3898795 IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/09/81/3f/09813fee7585cbaddeac0970afa9b677.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/96/#comments May 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: Sendak/art ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d6/5f/9d/d65f9dfe0127a47df9e1416eb1f748e0.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.mikasounds.com/mika-xl-column-05-2011-2/ https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3898795 IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/10/f0/ca/10f0cae5e3a96b2aff2940822d444dc7.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/105/#comments June 2011 TITLE/TOPIC: “How a dancing goat changed the world"/coffee ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fe/92/07/fe9207e5f61ca9e2cc9b0b97c2c1b7de.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/06/07/mika-pop-up-6/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/fe/92/07/fe9207e5f61ca9e2cc9b0b97c2c1b7de.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/114/#comments March 2012 #74 TITLE/TOPIC: twitter ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/5e/8c/1a/5e8c1a4c09a3557778bd5e8ed65f4d3c.jpg IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-3/620/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0a/aa/aa/0aaaaab9380b5a31a5a06bdd0bf4c444.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/125/#comments April 2012 #75 TITLE/TOPIC: “The Return Of Pulcinella” ITALIAN SCAN: ??? IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-2/614/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/il-mondo-e-folle-ma-pulcinella-e-qui-e-ci-puo-ancora-salvare/457/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/27/e1/3f/27e13fc3186fbf56c0fe6e4abb76bd96.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/131/#comments May 2012 #76 TITLE/TOPIC: the creative process & recording TOOL ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/eb/c4/fa/ebc4fa7d631b42d58db20b8c90f6eea4.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.facebook.com/mikasounds/photos/a.10150417790488040/10150739260958040/?type=3 IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/3a/32/ff/3a32ff649f249707320f248e15f2a714.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/132/#comments June 2012 #77 TITLE/TOPIC: cosmetic surgery ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/26/a0/53/26a053f5422d95aed9cae7832860f0b0.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.mikasounds.com/mika-xl-column-06-2012/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/chirurgia-estetica-non-ho-pregiudizi-ma-difendo-le-rughe/559/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/eb/92/c5/eb92c59348b0b008099ff9bfe06743b6.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/137/#comments July/August 2012 #78 TITLE/TOPIC: perfume ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/52/4e/a0/524ea013572372d2f62919e7125feceb.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.mikasounds.com/mika-xl-column-07-2012/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/profumo-il-meraviglioso-odore-di-un-ricordo-che-non-evapora/573/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/21/a4/3521a4d09391366ee3f352c55f628328.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/139/#comments March 2013 #84 TITLE/TOPIC:“The curious incident of the dog in the night-time”/Asia Argento ITALIAN SCAN: ??? IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-english-version/592/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up/583/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/29/be/e6/29bee668bd2a379c2a01401cd4d0b250.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/152/#comments April 2013 #85 TITLE/TOPIC: America ITALIAN SCAN https://i.pinimg.com/564x/72/6e/0f/726e0f7612687b9fc6ac0e44f96cb5ff.jpg IN ENGLISH http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/2013/04/15/mika-pop-up-xl-85-english-version/ IN ITALIAN http://videodrome-xl.blogautore.repubblica.it/category/mika-2/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8e/45/93/8e4593baeee51e90970fae2cd031b358.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/27598-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy/page/159/#comments June 2013 #87 TITLE/TOPIC: "My Sicilian teacher says i speak Italian like a butcher" ITALIAN SCAN: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMYTKQTCUAA6vFl.jpg:large IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-87-english-version-my-sicilian-teacher-says-i-speak-italian-like-a-butcher/3717/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/24/d5/ec/24d5ec6597e6f3c77de472511d13218a.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3841297 July/August 2013 #88 TITLE/TOPIC: "Siamo in guerra, e tu non lo sai (il datagate e tu)”/“This is war, you just don’t know (datagate and you)" ITALIAN SCAN: https://twitter.com/solangeloubnan/status/356062239616290816 IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-88-english-version-this-is-war-you-just-dont-know-datagate-and-you/4678/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-88-siamo-in-guerra-e-tu-non-lo-sai-il-datagate-e-tu/4958/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/83/f9/47/83f9472942289f0d4817d8a682ae3191.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3851057 September 2013 #89 TITLE/TOPIC: “An open letter to my older self (turning thirty)” ITALIAN SCAN: ??? IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-89-english-version-an-open-letter-to-my-older-self-turning-thirty-september-2013/5551/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-89-caro-mika-anche-sei-hai-80-anni-spero-che-tu-sia-ancora-eccentrico/5741 ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/93/5b/d3/935bd30297278d7153b5ae30686b002f.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3865116 October 2013 #90 TITLE/TOPIC: "Let me travel with a whole clan, i'm a real Italian"/“my family and other animals” ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/36/07/c1/3607c14412647f5bde4d14102ab62a4b.jpg IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-90-english-version/6159/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-90-lasciatemi-viaggiare-con-un-clan-intero-sono-un-italiano-vero/6216/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/90/22/c0/9022c0ae1380d4124e8111f21d30b511.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3873821 November 2013 #91 TITLE/TOPIC: magazines ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/df/1d/b3/df1db364caeb94c45b45400f8022093e.jpg IN ENGLISH https://www.mikasounds.com/mika-xl-column-11-2013/ IN ITALIAN ??? ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/9e/e3/45/9ee345e8367483d490ce8520ea49d3a6.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/page/20/#comments December 2013 #92 TITLE/TOPIC: "an ode to culture’s favourite women, just don’t bring them home to your mother"/prostitutes ITALIAN SCAN: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d4/e7/8a/d4e78a45274a42d19958edfec3704694.jpg IN ENGLISH http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-92-an-ode-to-cultures-favourite-women-just-dont-bring-them-home-to-your-mother-december-2013/7943/ IN ITALIAN http://xl.repubblica.it/articoli/mika-pop-up-xl-92-un-inno-alle-donne-preferite-dalla-cultura-ma-non-farlo-leggere-a-tua-mamma-dicembre-2013/7973/ ART https://i.pinimg.com/564x/39/64/ff/3964ff9edcad41751bdad2b9670faab9.jpg MFC POSTS https://www.mikafanclub.com/topic/30549-xl-repubblica-how-mika-keeps-himself-busy-part-2/?do=findComment&comment=3893235
  20. hello there! welcome back whoa that's kinda random, but awesome! i was hoping the album would bring back folks who still ❤️ Mika but just got busy
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