"I kiss you, I like sex, I invitate you..."
...so went David Bowie's introduction to the audience of his Kit Kat club show in New York almost exactly a year ago (19th November 1999). "You haven't got a clue what I'm talking about..." he continued. Some of us knew what he was referring to, and a year later everybody knows exactly what he was talking about, as Mahir Cagri rockets ever closer toward unintentional world domination.
As Spaceface pointed out yesterday, Mahir enters the pop arena next month with the sublime 'I Kiss You'. The track is released as a 3-track CD single (CDS SNOG 001) and a cassette single on the EMI subsidiary, Liberty, on December 11th, and the smart money is on Mahir's debut being a UK Christmas number one! The song is already a hit in chez Blam Blam, and it is really quite touching to hear my children wandering around signing: "My eyes are green, I have car, I like music, I watch the stars."
The track itself is certainly in keeping with the type of release that populates the top of the UK chart these days, a sort of bizarre hybrid of Yello's 'I Love You' and any recent Madonna offering. And for those of you that consider a single edit nowhere enough of the good looking, not-that-young Turk, don't fret...The CD not only contains a 'banging' seven minute mix of 'I Kiss You', but also Mahir's own heart-wrenching 'Message To The World', which, had Bono done the voice-over instead of Mahir, honestly wouldn't be out of place on the new U2 album.
This time next year? Mahir for President of Earth? At least I'm sure there would be no need for a recount!
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)