Welcome to another "Artist of the Minute" with your host Steve

(Hey maybe I should do something like this every once in awhile. Show people music that’s pretty good.)

Today it’s Mika!
A lebanese born, French/English raised singer born in Beirut in 1983 under the name Mica Penniman (Michael Holbrook Penniman). He’s a classically trained pianist/vocalist with a vocal range of 3.5 (his claimed range, supposedly him being modest) to 5 (his rumored “real range”) octaves. Not spectacular, but definitely good on the ears.

Compared commonly to David Bowie, Scissor Sisters, Queen (Freddie Mercury mainly), and Elton John. He writes very catchy but odd songs. The following two are music videos directed by <a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Muller”>Sophie Muller</a>. She’s directed videos for <a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Wants_Revenge”>She Wants Revenge</a>, <a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_5”>Maroon 5</a> (the good songs), <a href=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garbage_(band)”>Garbage</a>, and many others.
<a href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzA0nG_PurQ”>Grace Kelly</a> (Song written to insult a label that wanted him to sound more like x and y than himself.)
<a href=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKDzMyzlGxo”>Love Today</a> (Song written about himself being in a relationship he just couldn’t describe etc)


Did anyone else misread “lebanese” as “lesbian”?

So did I. Also, Steven, don’t push your taste in music onto others. That’s no different than Jehova Witnesses trying to press the religion onto me.


You don’t have to be alive.

Think about it.

You’re a pusher. Just like that After School Special with like every cartoon character in the world in it. Back in like 1989 or so. And you’re that pusher guy. The one that even Garfield that cat and Alf don’t like. And also Michaelangelo tries to save me by bringing me into the sewer. But Marijuana follows all the time. I keep your music in a shoe box under my bed. What do you have to say to that? I’m talking about Huey Duey Louie, Slimer, ALF, Simon Alvin Theodore, Garfield, the SMURFS! WHAT JOO HALF TO SAY TO DAT MUSIK MAN?!

Can I buy some offa you I ran out D:

You’re garbage, human garbage. But I like your taste in music. I changed my mind about you. You’re awsome… is that what you want me to say? Just tell me what you want me to say. And i"ll say it.

Interesting, though some extra originality would be welcome.

Yeah, it sounds a lot like some sort of neo-Queen band. Atleast he has good influences. It’s not the type of thing I would actively listen to, since it’s primarly focused on the singing, but it’s also not bad for what it is.

Freddy Mercury reincarnated