Mika: Life in Cartoon Motion

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Hi vai-braters any you guys into the new guy on the uk scene "Mika". His new album is so amazing, very vai-ish is his own special ways with variations with dynamics,pitch and rythemic pattarns. Very inspiring indeed should give him a listen to.

8)www.mikasounds.com/uk.php
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I haven't heard his album, but I must say I do really like the single 'Grace Kelly'... it's so damn catchy...I'll have to check out that album.
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Yea please do the album is amazing honestly .Tesco for 8.99
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I listened for about 10 secs and it sounded like the scissor sisters :D But maybe it's just me.
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I really like the falsetto stuff he does in 'Grace Kelly', but I'll wait for another single before investing! He was on the Jonathan Ross Radio2 Show last Saturday and did a live number which was a little cacophonous to say the least!
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I really dig him, I think he's very creative and inspired.
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he's really quirky
the good way
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He's good, doesn't have nearly as much stamina as Freddy did live, though. And his video for big girls is just ew

But other than that, great.
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If you guys think Mika is good, check out the act who will be appearing on the UK scene next month - Paul Steel. Amazing songs and a great personality...live band are awesome

http://www.myspace.com/paulsteel

http://www.paulsteelmusic.com

Single out in September I think
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I heard the album a few times a while back having bought a copy for my other half and I have to say I now think it's one of the worst albums I've ever heard! Every song is a complete rip off of another artist. It's not influenced by others, Mika sounds like he's ripping them off! I really hate it. Oh, and if you hear a snippet of one of the songs, that's it, you're singing the damn thing all day.
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Not a fan , but I'm going to see him in November .

My wife needs someone to go with her :roll:
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Oh, you poor chap. Try drinking yourself to the point of unconsciousness before hand, gluing some iPOD earphones into your lug-holes (lest they should fall out) and play Steve's entire catalogue of music for the duration of the concert. You may then escape unscathed.
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At first I though he was all quirky and cool but he's getting a bit annoying. And his jeans are too tight but not in a cool Skid Row kind of way.
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All valid ideas Bill ......... I need to do something to avoid having to listen to him .
When we went to see X - Factor at the M.E.N. Arena , I just kept nipping out to the refreshment stalls , but this is at the Apollo , and the bar is inside the auditorium . :shock:

Funny how I have to accompany her to Mika , Diana Ross , Elton John , X Factor , but she won't come with me to see Steve Vai or Chris Cornell .
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acoates wrote:He's good, doesn't have nearly as much stamina as Freddy did live, though. And his video for big girls is just ew

But other than that, great.
FREDDIE NOT FREDDY... :roll:

I feel insulted as a huge huge Queen fan... :P

But yeah he sounds like Freddie and he does a little like him as well..
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