Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm Back!

Some of the goodies I bagged overseas

Just thought I'd write a quick post to let you know that I'm back from my lightning quick tour of European nightclubs and CD stores. I'll start updating the blog tomorrow but wanted to share this (slightly disturbing) pic of my beautiful souvenirs. I somehow managed to bring back 150+ CDs despite being completely broke and only taking one suitcase. Someone please stage an intervention! My favourites include finally finding a physical copy of Luciana's seminal smash "I Like That" in Germany, unearthing Nelly Furtado's "Lo Bueno Siempre Tiene Un Final" in a Spanish second hand CD store, stocking up on stunning Eurotrash like Inna, Cascada and Edward Maya (don't judge me), discovering that Nikka Costa still has a career and a hit single in Germany, gazing upon the glorious cover of Jennifer Rush's comeback CD, updating my Shakira, Ke$ha and Alicia Keys collections and singlehandedly funding Kylie's next facelift by buying various editions of "All The Lovers" and "Aphrodite" in every country I visited.

Kylie at GAY

Speaking of Kylie, I was lucky enough to catch her showcase at GAY. She lost her voice but that didn't stop her performing a selection of songs from "Aphrodite" and a bunch of old favourites. She sounded rougher than Whitney Houston without her backing vocalists but I don't think anyone gave a shit. The reaction to "Get Outta My Way" was phenomenal and hearing "Cupid Boy" live fulfilled one of my goals for 2010. That song has to be a single. She dusted off the usual suspects like "Head" and "Love At First Sight" but the real showstopper was "All The Lovers". While not quite as fabulous as my friend Tony's drunk rendition of "Los Amores" on the streets of Madrid, it sounded amazing and was beautifully staged - putting her recent performance on 'Hey Hey, It's Saturday' to shame. I loved seeing Kylie in such a tiny venue. I think she should keep it real and do a similar show in Sydney at the Shift with Courtney Act and Maxi Shield as her backing dancers. Her gay credibility would sky rocket! Anyway, back to normal tomorrow. Thanks for all the emails and texts.


My precious - a physical copy of "I Like That"!

13 comments:

the writer said...

Oh Mike, I missed your trashy posts and I think a lot of people did. Welcome back! I hope that my dream to participate in one of your Pop Panels will come true.. .But seriously, why did you buy Miranda's Cosgove debut single?

Tony Tornado said...

Los Amoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! Que vienen y vaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

lol
we had so much fun for such a few hours...

Matt said...

welcome back!

Paul said...

so glad you're back. so sad i missed you while in London!!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a greatb time...I did the same when I went through Europe last year, did you go to the retailer called Saturn in Germany? I freeked when I saw how huge their cd single wall was!!!
Mark

Mariah said...

LOL nice collection!

"I Like" is amazing. Didn't know you liked Miss Keri Baby.

Craig said...

Did you spend the entire trip in cd shops? LOL!

Scarlett said...

Glad you're back! :D I envy your CD souvenirs - there's some great stuff in there! :)

Anonymous said...

jason derulo, taio cruz & bob?

Mariah said...

@Anon you can make fun of Jason and Taio all you want, but BoB is AMAZING

Mike said...

Writer - I'm so ashamed to admit that I actually like Miranda.

Mariah - I usually hate Onion Rings but "I Like" is AMAZING.

And leave Taio alone. Our love can't be denied!

John said...

Glad to have you back. And no shame with the collection. I'm just impressed you got it all back home.

Ant! said...

Thanks for pointing the way to the physical single, Mike! Just ordered mine from a store on Ebay Germany. Nice one! Germany still gets CD singles for everything, it would seem. I recently bought one for Robyn's Dancing On My Own from there as well. As much as I like the Body Talk Part 1 version, I wanted the radio mix, and Germany provided! And now thanks to your news I get Luciana as well - Viva Deutschland! ;-)