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Friday, February 2, 2007

Mika Live

posted by on February 2 at 13:54 PM

I’ve listened to “Grace Kelly,” UK pop sensation Mika’s #1-in-the-UK single, about ten thousands times since first posting it here on Line Out. I fucking love it. Andy at Towleroad was lucky enough to catch Mika’s recent live show in New York City…

Mika’s bubble gum pop translates flawlessly live. We were sent away from the showcase with a gift bag containing a CD, a huge selection of candy, and a special Mika hacky sack, but bribes weren’t necessary. I think most of the audience was already sold. I am, anyway.

For those of you who become dangerously addicted to songs with catchy, fizzy, narrative lyrics that tell a story, Mika is your man. I drank the Kool-Ade, and now I’m hooked.

It will be interesting to see whether he can catch on in the U.S. The Scissor Sisters have seen chart-topping success in the U.K., while in the U.S. they remain niche artists. I think Mika’s optimistic songs should find a bigger audience here—they’re already playing as MTV promos.

For those of us not lucky enough to live in NYC or LA—the only cities Mika visited on his recent tear through the states—here’s Mika performing “Grace Kelly” live on British television…

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Wow, that's like Elton John rolled up in Freddie Mercury sandwich.

Posted by Mardy Bum | February 2, 2007 2:18 PM

Have you seen his website! It's a technicolor dreamscape! I think you need to be high to look at it! Pretty!

Posted by Nick | February 2, 2007 2:50 PM

This is a joke right? Enough already. He's like Elton John 'cause he plays the piano and Freddie Mercury 'cause he does falsetto? Whatever. I think he'd be better suited perched on a hurdy gurdy man's shoulder with a tin can begging for spare change. Oh, look at the funny little monkey! Eek! Eek!

Dan, why don't you just come out and say you want to fuck this guy...the music ain't that great bro.

Posted by man i'm sorry i'm not lucky enough to live in LA or NYC. | February 2, 2007 3:13 PM

Well, I listen to Grace Kelly on my iPod, so I can't see Mika, so...

And I've been listening to Queen a lot lately, and I didn't want to fuck Freddie when he was alive, so...

I like the song. Yes, I'd like to fuck the living shit out of Mika. But I like the song. And there are plenty of guys in bands I'd like to fuck whose music I can't stand. If "wanna fuck you" was all I had to feel about someone to dig his music, my musical tastes would be a lot broader than they are.

Oh, and I love Sondheim, and I don't want to fuck him, so...

Posted by Dan Savage | February 2, 2007 3:32 PM

pretty gay...

Posted by Paulus | February 2, 2007 9:21 PM

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