February 27, 2008

Sarah: Fat Bottomed Girls will be riding today

To: Dave
From: Sarah
Subject: Poser

So you know how we talked about Mika and how he only has the one good song, which is only good because it sounds vaguely like Queen? Did you know that he has a song called "Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)"? Is he just continuing to ride on Queen's coattails? I cannot stand for this. Plus, "Fat Bottomed Girls" is just so much better.

To: Sarah
From: Dave
Subject: Re: Poser

We will not stand for the Queen-apery of this lesser facsimile. Is he so bereft of his own musical ideas that he must traipse on the beloved legacy of dear departed Freddie Mercury, wot? Fie no.

Yours in indignation,

Posted by sarah at February 27, 2008 10:46 AM

Fie! Fie upon you, fie!

Posted by: lisa on February 27, 2008 02:35 PM

Mika actually has several good songs . . . but not so much in the American style. His music tends to run to European tastes.

And while his voice is definitely reminiscent of Freddie Mercury (particularly in "Grace Kelly," where I think the similarity was intentional), a more apt comparison would likely be Robbie Williams. In particular, Mika's "Life in Cartoon Motion" album sounds like it was arranged by Williams' producer.

As far as "Big Girls (You Are Beautiful)" . . . it's peppy, it's happy, and it's life-affirming. We could use more music like that in the world, and I like it. I suggest enjoying both Queen and Mika -- to quote Helen Reddy, "There's room for every one in this world, so everyone make some room."

Don't fight it . . . you know you want to sing along with every song from "Pete's Dragon."

Posted by: Dave on February 28, 2008 09:58 AM

Well, how could you not love "Candle on the Water?"

Posted by: lisa on February 28, 2008 11:59 AM
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