Take It Easy

The latest DVD I received with the prospect of reviewing was Mika’s “Live Parc Des Princes Paris”. I must admit I like the guy, he’s doing a top-notch job in the pop realm, even though there’s too much falsetto for an operatically-trained singer. This is not the point, though; the point is that this is very indicative of today’s music business when an artist with the only studio album under his belt has two live DVDs, the new one a follow-up to last year’s “Live In Cartoon Motion”. Both shows have been taped in Paris, by the way, the first in a club, the second in a stadium. A measurement of popularity growth, perhaps, and the tendency of squeezing the maximum juice of one product. On the one hand.

On the other hand, how many times did we complain of the lack of some historic footage when nobody was around to tape a performance of our favorite band 30 years ago? Why, then, slag off Mika for whom the Parc Des Princes’ show was the first on such a scale? But now, it’s really down to the guy to seriously deliver on the second album and carry on to gain a status which, in 30-years time, will keep his fans happy there is the document of the concert.

As for the review, watch this space.

DME

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