Singing Mick

Re: Singing Mick

Postby Tam » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:49 pm

:gasp: I never thought about this. At all! Now I can't stop thinking about it...oooo... :melts:

And I can't get 'My Funny Valentine' out of my head... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFcpHjfB ... re=related
It's hard to find a decent version on t00b though!

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby lynnrxgal » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:12 am

If someone (from the ML fan sites) ever interviewed Alex, this would be a fun question!
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:29 am

I'm starting to lean toward a voice like Tony Bennett's, but singing rock and roll. :melts: :melts: :melts:
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:23 am

I've been asked to post this video of Jim Bianco (who did the wonderful song, "To Hell With the Devil," that was played in 12:04AM). My friend thinks this is a very Mick-like song... a very Mick/Coraline song. What do you think? I'm not entirely convinced... but I've got to say, Mr. Bianco is certainly wearing Mick-like clothes in the video!

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby francis » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:59 am

Mick-like clothes is right, up to the belt, but his voice seems too - I don't know - throaty, and his movements too exalted to be Mick's. Mick would try to blend in and would never move that much, and I think his voice would be much more smooth. Like Sinatra, maybe.
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:28 pm

1. LOVE the song. And I agree -- it's a perfect Mick/Coraline song. *thinks about a video* :chin:

2. This is NOT Mick's voice. :no: It's way too raspy and thin. I really like Jim's voice -- it's just not Mick.

3. His movements were almost painful to watch. :confused2: Completely ruined the effect of the song and the wardrobe.
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby allegrita » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:11 pm

I agree with both of you. Mick's voice would be a rich, velvety baritone with just a hint of gravel when he wanted it--not a throaty, strained-sounding tenor. And the movements were weird. But it's a reeeeally cool song, isn't it?
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby Lilly » Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:19 pm

I just bought it on iTunes. :thumbs: And he's got a remix, too, that sounds less retro -- so less 50's party combo -- but very cool as well.
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby librarian_7 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:45 pm

I really have to wonder about that outfit. It's almost TOO Mick, you know? Maybe Jim B. is an ML fan!

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby LaughtersMelody » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:07 am

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if Alex actually sings?

I ask because I'm a Supernatural fan, and Jensen Ackles actually does sing in real life (much to the delight of fans, lol :happysigh:). He sings with his friend's band occasionally, and has actually sung a few times at cons, since fans keep asking him to.

Ironically, on Supernatural, Dean usually only sings to annoy Sam, so he's very off-key (big brother's prerogative, lol).

It made me wonder about Alex, though, since we only saw Mick walking away from the mic. :blinksmile:

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby francis » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:43 am

In one interview he said that he has a terrible voice and only sings in the shower. He plays guitar though, he said he wishes he was better, and in "August Rush" he sang with Jonathan Rhys-Myers in a band. Or shouted, whatever. I guess he's just modest. :winky:
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby LaughtersMelody » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:52 am

Lol! I'm not surprised about the guitar somehow. He looked very comfortable holding a guitar in that flashback, even if Mick's attention was somewhere else at the time. :teeth:
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Re: Singing Mick

Postby r1015bill » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if Alex actually sings?


Francis is right that Alex downplays any singing he does.

He did, however, sing the theme for Monkey Magic (an Australian kids show) during the July 2007 media thing for Moonlight. Unfortunately, this has never been put online that I know of.

He did play a TV Show Theme Game on his appearance on Rachel Ray promoting TBUP. It's just for fun and unrehearsed but you get an idea. I don't think he sounds like Mick would sound at all. I envision Mick sounding more gravelly and deeper - like Chris Rea.

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby Lucy » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:37 pm

librarian_7 wrote:
wpgrace wrote:Clapton is a great comparison... :hyper2:
... but also was not a singer in 1952 for Mick to fashion his style after...


Fine, grace, be that way. How about the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme?

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Re: Singing Mick

Postby jen » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:50 pm

I'm really surprised to hear that Alex doesn't sing. His voice is so rich, I thought this is one thing that we would have seen bits of in later seasons. Guess not, huh. His voiceovers were one of the jewels of Moonlight. He could play guitar and just talk the words and it would sound fabulous.

I like the smoothness, of Sinatra but the pitch is not quite right. Do you remember a singer named Robert Goulet in the seventies or eighties? May not be right either as Alex's Mickvoice had its own sound.
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