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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


The lovely Chig came to stay last night. He kindly invited me to go see Mika's showcase / Life In Cartoon Motion album launch in a marquee in Berkeley Square. It was a mad circus. With free booze. We were greeted by a giant green apparition on stilts. And a giant pink fuchsia too. There were bearded ladies, acrobats, magicians and musicians. Pop corn, candy floss and toffee apples. Great fun. 

We were standing next to The Feeling. Oh and that guy from The Feeling's girlfriend... Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It was Murder on the Dance Floor, I can tell you. As for Mika himself, if you like the Scissor Sisters then you're pretty much guaranteed to like this boy and his impressive vocal range. He's tall, good looking, sports colourful trousers, has big hair and seems to be channelling the voice of Freddie Mercury. Naturally his number one Grace Kelly went down a storm. His other songs are about fat girls, gay affairs, and lollipops. In fact his encore was called Lollipop - which wouldn't seem out of place if sung by Gwen Stefani. His songs are absurdly catchy though - perhaps unsurprisingly he wrote the Orbit chewing gum jingle. For 45 quid. Chig took loads of photos but you can see mine below. Afterwards we popped into Bar Code for one. Or two. The way you do.


  1. Anonymous8:27 pm

    That's such an excellent summary of a brilliant evening, that I don't think I need to bother with a report! I'll just refer people here instead. The camera on your phone is amazing as well. Thanks for your excellent company. I had a great time.

  2. Anonymous5:26 pm

    I did bother with a report - of sorts - after all. Photos will be on flickr in a few days, but I have to clear some things off my PC first - it's full!


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