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Thanks Maurizia for the scans but I'm having a hard time trying to read them as they're a bit blurry. Any chance to have better ones?

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Can I ask, please, if "Mente & Cervello" is a magazine that comes out alone, or is part of "Le Scienze"?

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Can I ask, please, if "Mente & Cervello" is a magazine that comes out alone, or is part of "Le Scienze"?

 

Usually it's a magazine separated from Le Scienze

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Mika is on the italian magazine OGGI! 

 

You can find here the photoshoot and the scans of the interview :wink2:

 

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another shot from

http://www.wordsinfreedom.com/monica-silva-ritratti-e-anime/

 

Mika è il miele in persona. Un artista coltissimo, intelligente, di rara educazione. Solare, sereno. Quando è venuto al Corriere della Sera per una intervista con Cotroneo ho dovuto seguire tutto l’incontro. Però questo scatto è venuto in maniera del tutto inaspettata, per lui.

Era finalmente rilassato, dopo l’intervista, quando l’ho chiamato a me e ho scattato. Da quest’immagine esce tutta la sua delicatezza, l’aspetto fanciullesco, ma anche la curiosità di uno sguardo intelligente e profondo.

 

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Plus

https://www.facebook.com/martinocrespievents/posts/925524247495785?pnref=story

Una serata speciale a Priceless.

Una meravigliosa cena a 4 mani in onore di Mika e Vanity Fair.

Lo chef Jre Emanuele Scarello invita per l'occasione un altro grandissimo chef friulano: Andrea Berton

Che serata !!!! Photo © Gabriele Basilico

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and

a lucky girl.

https://twitter.com/LidiaLuongo/status/656752011589898240

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Fattore T. L'inafferrabile scintilla del talento

 

 

di Luca Tommassini

http://www.amazon.it/Fattore-Linafferrabile-scintilla-del-talento/dp/880465841X

 

Luca Tommassini shares a page via Facebook

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Could anyone help me translate this page please ?

Just a quick summary, I hope it's good enough.

 

Mika talks about Luca Tommassini (choreographer and set designer for X Factor) and says he's a great artist who can see an enormous potential even in the most simple things and he always works to create the best he can and he's also and unpredictable man who can be very sweet but also very cruel

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Just a quick summary, I hope it's good enough.

 

Mika talks about Luca Tommassini (choreographer and set designer for X Factor) and says he's a great artist who can see an enormous potential even in the most simple things and he always works to create the best he can and he's also and unpredictable man who can be very sweet but also very cruel

 

Thank you very much !

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Mika, esce il nuovo disco deluxe. "Io, normalissimo dandy"

Intervista alla superstar, tra orchestre sinfoniche e impegni tv. Esce oggi la versione deluxe di 'No Place in Heaven': due cd, cinque inediti, un paio di duetti e il live con la Montreal Symphonic Orchestra

 

di MARCO MANGIAROTTI

 

Milano, 13 novembre 2015 - "Vuoi un caffè? Filtrato, perché la macchina dell’espresso fa schifo. Andiamo in cucina". Il filtro se l’è portato da Londra, l’Arabica "è delle Galapagos, la prenoto in un vecchio negozio vicino a dove mi fanno le camicie. Privilegio che divido con la Regina Elisabetta". Siamo nella bella casa milanese di Mika, centro, inizio Novecento, arredamento pastiche di stili, provocazioni, gusto e divertissement. "È arrivato Giulio Cappellini, architetto, imprenditore e guru del mobile, con un camion pieno di cose diverse. E io ho arredato così".

 

Esce oggi la versione deluxe di “No Place in Heaven”, due cd, cinque inediti, due duetti, il live con la Montreal Symphonic Orchestra.

 

"Ho ripreso “Beautiful Disaster”, che non era entrato in un album precedente, l’ho fatto sentire a Fedez, gli ho detto: devi entrare nel cuore della canzone. Mi ha risposto: fra una settimana hai il testo. Pensavo fossimo lontanissimi, ho scoperto una persona senza paure, con un’energia che mi piace. Con Franco Battiato abbiamo registrato la versione inglese di “Centro di gravità permanente”. Lui è l’intellettuale dandy dell’Italia post boom, colto, ironico, orgoglioso di tutto quello che ha fatto. Anche di una hit pop. Non vive la sua popolarità con finta sofferenza, ma con equilibrio e distacco. L’inedito “Feels Like Love” e la nuova versione di “Hurts” completano l’album in studio".

 

La vera sfida è stata registrare con un’orchestra sinfonica.

 

"Ho tormentato il direttore e arrangiatore Simon Leclerc ogni giorno con i miei appunti! Lui compone per il cinema e questo ha fatto la differenza: ogni canzone è diventata la colonna sonora di un piccolo film. Abbiamo deciso di non usare batteria o groove, le ritmiche pop, ma il violoncello e le percussioni classiche. È antologico ma dedicato soprattutto al mio terzo album “The Origin Of Love”, elettronico sinfonico: qui finalmente si capisce tutto".

 

Mi ha colpito una canzone: “Ordinary Man”. Uno che ascolta Nina Simone e ordina i suoi dischi.

 

"È il testo più importante. Lui è totalmente finto normale. Ma tutti noi abbiamo paura di essere normali e cerchiamo chi ci fa sentire speciali. Vogliamo un amore che ci dica: sei diverso, sei stupendo. E quando qualcuno ci lascia siamo così tristi, così profondamente messi in discussione. Non eri speciale. Anch’io avevo paura di essere banale, ma adesso me ne infischio. E Nina Simone è meravigliosamente normale".

 

Il tuo shopping preferito?

 

"Ok, i vestiti, gli oggetti. Ma mi diverto a comprare i prodotti per la casa. Al supermercato sono felice come un maiale nel fango. Detersivi, saponi, ogni cosa. E ho scoperto i Mercati Generali, dove vado con occhiali e barba lunga per non dover fare le foto con saponi e carne per cani insieme ai fan e finire così sulle loro cartoline di Natale. Il massimo è la spesa da qui al telefonino sull’app Ocado, che viene consegnata al mio fidanzato a Londra".

 

La tua parola nuvola è dandy?

 

"Il contrario di snob, l’eleganza interiore. Guardare il prezzo di un detersivo e ogni tanto comprare la cosa più costosa. Essere ossessionato da Cole Porter, ammirare Kurt Weill, imparare da Rufus Wainwright. Ammirare un grande dandy italiano come Giulio Cappellini".

 

La tua vita com’è?

 

"Tre giorni a Milano per “X Factor”, poi due a Parigi per “The Voice” francese. E Londra, a casa ma anche in Bbc per un progetto. Trovo sempre stimolante Milano, ci torno da due anni e mezzo, Francia e Italia sono gli unici paesi che hanno tutto".

 

Hai vissuto a Londra e Parigi, ma sei nato a Beirut.

 

"Ci torno a fine dicembre, per incontrare i giovani profughi siriani con le Nazioni Unite. Ebrei, cristiani, musulmani, drusi. Montagna, mare, deserto, l’acqua e la valle della Bekaa. Una convivenza rotta dall’esterno. Profumo di gelsomino e di pane al sesamo".

 

Il doppio album di un cantautore e musicista che non ha paura di raccontare il suo mondo e mostrare il suo cuore, che canta e scrive come nessuno un songbook, anche francese anni ’70, da musical. Anche sinfonico e diverso.

 

di MARCO MANGIAROTTI

 

Translation  :uk:

 

Mika, comes out the new album deluxe. "I, very normal dandy"

 

Interview with the superstar, between symphony orchestras and TV commitments. Comes out today the deluxe version of 'No Place in Heaven': two CDs, five unpublished/unreleased songs, a couple of duets and the live with the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra

 

Milano, 13 novembre 2015 - "Do you want some coffee? Filtered, because the espresso machine sucks. Let's go in the kitchen".  He has brought the filter from London, the Arabica "is of the Galapagos, I reserve it in an old shop near where they make me shirts. Privilege I share with Queen Elizabeth". We are in the beautiful Milanese home of Mika, (in) center, early twentieth century, furniture in/with pastiche of styles, provocations, taste and entertainment/amusement. " Giulio Cappellini has arrived, architect, entrepreneur and guru of furniture, with a truck full of different things. And I decorated it this way".

 

Comes out today the deluxe version of "No Place in Heaven", two CDs, five unreleased songs, two duets, the live with the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra.

 

"I took up "Beautiful Disaster " again, which wasn’t entered in a previous album, I made listen to Fedez, I said to him: you have to get into the heart of the song. He replied: in a week you’ll have the text/lyrics. I thought we were very different/worlds apart, I found a person without fear, with an energy that I like. With Franco Battiato we recorded the English version of "Center of gravity". He is the intellectual dandy of post boom Italy, cultured, ironic, proud of everything he's done. Even of a pop hit. He doesn’t live his popularity in fake suffering, but with balance and detachment. The new/unreleased song "Feels Like Love" and the new version of "Hurts" complete the studio album".

 

The real challenge was to record with a symphony orchestra.

 

"I tormented musical director and arranger Simon Leclerc every day with my notes! He composes for film and this has made a difference: each song became the soundtrack to a short film. We decided not to use drums or groove, the pop rhythms, but the cello and classical percussion. it's anthological, but especially dedicated to my third album "the Origin of Love", electronic symphony: here finally we understand everything".

 

I was impressed by a song: "Ordinary Man". One who listens to Nina Simone and reorganize his records.

 

"It’s the most important text. He is totally fake normal. But we all have fear of being normal and look for those who makes us feel special. We want a love that tell us: you're different, you're amazing. And when someone leaves us, we are so sad, so deeply called into question (/that so deeply reconsider ourself and our certainties). You weren’t special. I too was afraid to be banal/ordinary but now I don’t care. And Nina Simone is wonderfully normal".

 

Your favorite shopping?

 

"Okay, the clothes, objects. But I like to buy products for the home. At the supermarket I'm happy as a pig in mud. Detergents, soaps, everything. And I found the General Markets, where I go with glasses and long beard, for don't have to make the photos with soaps and meat for dogs together with the fans and to end so on their cards of Christmas.The best is the shopping from here to the phone on the app Ocado, which is delivered to my boyfriend/partner in London".

 

Your "cloud" word is dandy?

 

"The opposite of snob, the internal elegance. To look at the price of a detergent  and sometimes to buy the most expensive thing.To be obsessed by Cole Porter, to admire Kurt Weill, to learn from Rufus Wainwright.To admire a great Italian dandy as Giulio Cappellini".

 

What is your life like?

 

"Three days in Milan for" X Factor", then two in Paris for "The Voice France". And London, at home but also in BBC for a project. I always find stimulating Milan, I return there from two years and a half, France and Italy are the only countries that have everything".

 

You have lived in London and Paris, but you were born in Beirut.

 

"I return there to the end of December, to meet the young Syrian refugees with the United Nations. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druze. Mountains, sea, desert, water and the Bekaa Valley. A cohabitation broken by the outside. Perfume of jasmine and sesamo bread (bread to the sesamo)".

 

The double album of a singer-songwriter and musician who is not afraid to tell his world and to show his heart, who writes and sings like no one a songbook, even French years '70, as musicals. Even/also symphonic and different.

 

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:thumb_yello: Grazie Chy for sharing,  and Charlie20 for translating!  :wub: I wonder what MIKAs BBC project is about!  Anybody knows ? :wink2: 

 

Love,love

me 

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:thumb_yello: Grazie Chy for sharing,  and Charlie20 for translating!  :wub:I wonder what MIKAs BBC project is about!  Anybody knows ? :wink2:

 

Love,love

me 

 

I don't know, but whatever it is I'd love to know as well. :)

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:thumb_yello: Grazie Chy for sharing,  and Charlie20 for translating!  :wub: I wonder what MIKAs BBC project is about!  Anybody knows ? :wink2:

 

Love,love

me 

Please let it be something BIG! Not just a small thing!

I sit up and beg, like Melachi

I pull out my tongue and pant, like Amira!

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This week Mika is on the italian magazine "Chi" for the new video "Beautiful Disaster"

 

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:thumb_yello: Grazie Lucrezia - lovely pics!  :wub:  I'm excited about this vid. BD - must be BEAUTIFUL, and hopefully no disaster!  :teehee:

 

Love,love

me

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