Cautionary Wife Posted January 30, 2007 Share Posted January 30, 2007 MIKA ON DERMOT OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢LEARY SHOW BBC Radio 2 13 January 2007 Transcribed by Cautionary Wife PART 1 ==== DERMOT OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢LEARY: ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s genuinely the one thing you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to hear before youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re about to do an interview when your guest says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, and are we chatting as well, I thinkÃ¢â‚¬Â¦?Ã¢â‚¬Â OÃ¢â‚¬Â¦K. Mika, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice of you to be with us. How are you? MIKA: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m good, thank you. How are you? D: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very very well. The whole gang are here. M: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got about 17 people in the studio. D: This is theÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. M: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very Hip Hop. Actually theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all here for a purpose. EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna clap along for my cover. D: OK. Now hang on a second. I get the reason why MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s here. MartinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on guitar. M: Guitar, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s right. D: Cherisse is behind us on percussion M: Bongo. D: I always like to be surrounded by the percussion. (Mika giggles) It gives me that whole wonderful Dolby surround sound feel to the studio, but the 3 other people are just sitting on the floor!! What are they doing? M: Well itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kind of, you know, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got Jamie[sp?], my tour manager, whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on the shakers. D: Jamie Ã¢â‚¬â€œ look you, firstly youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the best-dressed tour manager I think IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever seen in my life. (laughing) You guys are normally terrifying. M: WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got my sister, Yesmine, whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s on her knees. D: Hello Yesmine. M: SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to do a like aÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ D: How are you? M: Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ clapping thing on her knees. And then weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gotÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. D: I see that music runs in the family. M: Yeah. CharlieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gonna be doing some pigeon noises during the song. D: Wonderful. (Pigeon noises) D: Is that just you onÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ ? (More noises) Oooh, she is. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very impressed by it, and this box of tricks here. What does this do? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got toÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ M: Well really they were for guests, for you. You can have one of them. D: Shut up! Can I? M: SoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ D: (shakes shaker) I haveÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Yeah. M: And you can join in. D: Are youÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ do you really want me to join in because this is a first? I know the song. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worry. (Dermot shakes shaker) M: We stole that from the Primary School down the road. D: Did you? I like the cowbell. Is this.. M: Oh no. I knew he was gonna choose the cowbell. (Dermot strikes cowbell and Mika joins in with piano vamp - giggles) D: I can see that getting quite irritating for you, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll put it back now. So firstly, are you getting a bit freaked out about everything, because suddenly youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re everywhere? M: Ah. I know, I know. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢mÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kind of weird. D: Yeah. M: But it is weird. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very strange. D: So you are gettingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ (laughing) M: Yeah. Basically, yeah. D: And secondly, you just literally just got in from Paris, I certainly appreciate it? M: About an hour ago. D: I certainly appreciate. And how was it? It a great gig last night? M: It was amazing. It was absolutely amazing. They just kind of warmed to it really, really well. D: And are you launching sort of simultaneously around Europe, so is the single out there in Paris at the same time? M: Yes, well yeah, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re kind of Ã¢â‚¬ËœseedingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just kind of starting things going you know, so that people, so we just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come and try and do the bit push at one point. D: Yeah. M: So weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just gonna do little shows everywhere and let it grow a little bit more organically, just like we did here, you know. D: Yeah, yeah. M: Took quite a long while to get it going but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what we wanted. So, no, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really fun. D: Great. Well itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a terrific song and the EP is really enjoyable as well, soÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ M: Thank you. D: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lovely having you with us. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been playing it for quite a while now and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice to findÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ M: You were the first, werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you? D: Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ you hear in the flesh. M: You were. D: Were we? M: You were the first actually. D: Woo Hoo!! M: You were the first person to play Grace Kelly on, you knowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ D: On this show. Officially. M: Proper radio. D: Well, yeah. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nice. Thank you. M: Thank you. D: No, well you did it. We just Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I just pressed the button and went (squeaky voice) Ã¢â‚¬Å“HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s MikaÃ¢â‚¬Â. And so now, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re gonna play for us right now? M: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m gonna play it, yeah, on my own, without the pigeon noise and DONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢T do maracas, wait for the next one. D: YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve just given me the maracas. M: No, no. Wait. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for the next one. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing a cover, right? D: Yeah, yeah. Absolutely. M: We actually figured out this cover on the EurostarÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. D: Okay. M: Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ in carriage number 14. D: This is goingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ M: So apologies to everyone that was on the train. D: The genieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going back in the bottle, alright. M: Okay. D: So hang a second. You worked out the cover on Eurostar? M: On Eurostar, yeah. D: ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brilliant. M: Ah, yeahÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ thought so. D: Any complaints? M: Well actually I wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ No, they really liked it. They kinda got into it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I think. (laughing) M: Yeah - actually Martin got some money thrown at him. D: Nice. M: The people were throwing one p coins at him. D: Everyone got off at Ashford and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t understand why. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a eally empty train to London.Ã¢â‚¬Â So, brilliant. So this is Mika and Grace Kelly Ã¢â‚¬â€œ over to you. Thank you. <Mika plays GRACE KELLY live> TRANSCRIPT - to be continued.... -------- CW. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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