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If anyone is interested, and is currently (like right now) in the San Diego are, Mikel will be signing autographs at Ritmo Latino in San Ysidro, on San Ysidro Blvd. From 1-3p.m. Just in case anyone wanted to meet him, i just heard it on the radio, and wanted to let you people know.
mozmiths <[email protected]> (spider-wk054.proxy.aol.com)
san diego - Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 10:39:43 (PST)
correction: not Ritmo Latino but Tu Musica
mozmiths <[email protected]> (spider-wa034.proxy.aol.com)
san diego - Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 13:06:48 (PST)
At the signing I was surprised to find quite a few Morrissey/Smiths fans in line. Mikel signed my Smiths singles cd ( I gave him the honor because I think he captures The Smiths 'There Is A Light...." so well) . He seemed so pleased to see it. And he looked up and just smiled. Later, I was listening to the radio, and he was being interviewed. He was asked who he listened to, to which he answered, Morrissey and The Smiths. And named other bands as Radiohead & R.E.M. Today was a good day.
mozmiths <[email protected]> (spider-ta033.proxy.aol.com)
san diego - Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 19:29:31 (PST)
I think that we should not exaggerate the talent of Mr. Erentxun. Well, he did really nice songs in the 80´s, and their albums are correct, but his talent is far to be as magic as the Moz/Smiths one. And in Spain he´s more known now for being the guy who discovered the know famous band "La oreja de Van Gogh" (The ear of Van Gogh), an awful bunch of people who thinks that their songs have, erm, "literature". And he doesn´t pay attention to the spanish independent bands.
Jordiet <[email protected]> (abonado-195-53-37-181.cat.es)
Barcelona - Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 05:42:16 (PDT)
Writing from Spain. Any comparison between Mkel and Morrissey is beyond me. Mikel is known in Spain as a singer just for teenage girls. That's all. He doesn't mean a thing to people. He writes simple love songs for young girls. His There's A Light avoids any reference to a twosome suicide and his Everyday Is Like Sunday has very little to do with the original one.
Spain - Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 05:43:29 (PDT)
I meant his solo albums are correct.. And I was talking about the "now famous band", not "know". "En algun lugar" is, by far, his best song.
Jordiet <[email protected]> (abonado-195-53-37-181.cat.es)
Barcelona - Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 05:47:07 (PDT)
THERE IS A FEW THINGS THAT I WANNA SAY TO THE AUTHOR OF THE ARTICLE, FIRST THE RADIO STATION 97.5 IS NOT A SPANISH ROCK STATION. SECOND I DONT THINK THAT MIKEL IS THE SPANISH MORRISSEY. HIS MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY, AND THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT. HIS MUSIC IS NOT SPANISH ROCK IT IS SPANISH POP. DONT GET ME WRONG I LIKE HIS MUSIC BUT HE DOESNT COMPARE AND WILL NEVER BE THE SPANISH MORRISSEY. AND IT IS TRUE HE SINGS FOR THE TEENAGE GIRLS. I DONT THINK HE IS ANYTHING LIKE MORRISSEY, I BET HE EATS MEAT.
OZZIE <OZ343> (stn-74.csusb.edu)
SOUTHERN CALI - Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 10:23:13 (PDT)
I, personally, would not dare compare Morrissey to Mikel, lyrically. But on the other hand, the songs, I think, do capture some of the essence of the originals. I know, they are not good as the original works, but they are a pleasure to listen to even still.
mozmiths <[email protected]> (188.8.131.52)
- Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 14:48:35 (PDT)
First of all, I want to thank all those who took the time to read my "Mikel Erentxu in concert" article. I always welcome comments and opinions that you might have. I want to go on say that the article consisted on the observations made by me during the events of the night, and that night alone. I did not in any instance made any references to my own opinions as to how I compare Mikel Erentxu to Morrissey. If that was the case, yes i agree with many of you that there is really no comparison with the both of them. Or i should strengthen my statement by saying that there is no comparison at all. However, the events of the concert on March 31st, showed that if people can't have the real 'thing' then they will be content with whoever simulates their idol. Mikel or any other artist for that matter does only what people want them to do. And in that case MIkel realized that there were many Morrissey fans in the public and well he just wanted to please them...If you have seen groups such as The Sweet and Tender Hooligans would agree that they do the same thing....well thanks again and more comments are always welcome...
vibahate <[email protected]> (spider-tm053.proxy.aol.com)
- Mon, Apr 05, 1999 at 17:02:55 (PDT)
i have a few things to say. first of all i like Mikel`s music. but i would never dare compare him to MORRISSEY. i went to the show he did in Rosarito. i live in chula vista, ca. so it wasnt that far away.
personally i enjoyed the concert but was very disturbed by the fact that he did not even make mention to morrissey not once during the show.
he sang the morrissey songs but made them seem as if they were his own. that really ticked me off.
so after the show i got to meet him and told him how much i love and respect Mr. Morrissey and he agreed with me that Morrissey is the best.
i cant say Mikel sucked because he didnt its just that if he going to sing the Moz songs and bust the Morrissey moves he should at least give him credit on stage.
erica <[email protected]> (184.108.40.206)
- Tue, Apr 06, 1999 at 11:42:35 (PDT)
I agree with those of you who think there's no comparison between Morrissey and Mikel. However, I do believe some of you should get to know a little bit more about Mikel's music throughout his carreer before making such harsh judgements.
Mexico City - Mon, Apr 12, 1999 at 13:24:04 (PDT)
Creo que Mikel Erentxun es un chanta.....
...si se las pudiera solo, bastaría un acorde en sus letras....
Augusto Pinochet Ugarte
- Tue, May 04, 1999 at 09:34:55 (PDT)