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Life before computers

Roger Glover, Great Wide Open festival, Mühldorf am Inn, June 13, 2009; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

Roger Glover contemplates in his usually eloquent manner in his next installment of Road Life:

Immediately my brain goes into overdrive, the scene of the crime is replayed many times over and analyzed down to the nanosecond. How could this have happened to me, a seasoned traveler with countless airport miles to his credit? Scrambling for plausible explanations as to how I could abandon my beautiful, priceless, irreplaceable computer in such a public place, I go for the first thought whenever I have screwed up –- can I blame someone else? Unfortunately not, this cock-up can be laid at no one else’s door. Or can it?

Read more at RogerGlover.com.

14 Comments to “Life before computers”:

  1. 1
    marcinn says:

    Truth! Another philosophically inclined text from Roger. I spotted he uses a tale which can be interpreted as a parabole and in turn pushes the reader to deep conclusions. Faced a similar situation two times in my life. Once when our apt. was being renovated and I just wasn’t able to do anything on my computer for two weeks or so. Glad the weather was alright so I was taking my bike and was off to the lake where a mermaid was waiting for moi. The other time was this year. I didn’t have the Internet connection for nearly two weeks so without the Internet I found no sense for turning on my laptop. I did it only when I felt an urge to write something down. Then again summer with it’s blessings came as a rescue. Nevertheless, I got irritated easily and was in a bad mood at home. I’d compare it to an addiction. Every time I try to quit smoking I feel very similar.

    It was only because I didn’t have an opportunity to see what was going on.

    Where are we going from here? That’s a disturbing thought.

  2. 2
    Drdp says:

    How about Loading some “PRO-TOOLS” into that sucker and RECORDING A NEW DEEP PURPLE ALBUM? Respectfully,Drdp

  3. 3
    Craig Storey says:

    Another splendid piece, especially when Rog expressed his horror at the thourght of leaving the computer behind!

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    The addictive inclinations I show regarding the Internet and so on is indeed a matter of raising my eye brows.

    I tend to go overboard in many passions anyway.

    I think the addiction I explored 4 years ago was better.
    I did sports for about the whole week.

    I now lost “touch” with that completely, due to an on going back problem and other disheartning factors.

    Btw, I feel sorry for Rogers laptop but……
    What was on it that was so precious?

    It would be hilarious if it contained a new album.
    Finally some inspiration and sweat and then…….

    NO BACK UP??????

  5. 5
    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    Hey Drdp man you nailed it on that one!! I believe it’s time to start the new CD!!!! My goodness, I can even write a song quicker than that, Slow down, write down your thoughts, get to it and let Martin Birch produce it with you Roger!! Now were talking!

  6. 6
    olivier says:

    WellDrdp, frankly I think purple’s career has had enough albums done “in a hurry” (and with great results nonetheless) if they need time to put something really great and fresh together now, I don’t mind as long as they deliver the goods live.

    Think of it : do you want your regular fix (ok, that is a purple fix so compared to many others that’s above average at worst), or do you want a real gem that your kids will still be able to love when they’ll grow up (as is what happens with their best albums like In Rock or Purpendicular…)

  7. 7
    Drdp says:

    Oliver: I never said “in a hurry”…. but November 1 marked the 5th (FIFTH!) anniversary of the release of “Rapture” so I think it’s time that the boys start the recording process however long that takes. We all know as DP fans that they usually book studio time and bash out the ideas and formulate their albums that way BUT they are not even doing that.So, my post was intended to state that I hope RG is at least coming up with some ideas that may be presented to the band in that studio environment only to hasten the recording process. Respectfully,Drdp

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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Well you could be addicted to housework, so much for petty opinions as to what an actual addiction is. Man alive! Whatever happened to adult priveliges? And there is no such thing as passion overload, just as there is no such thing as ‘nothing.’ You just can’t let others be the judge of such things, you’ll wind up repeating that post content again.

  9. 9
    Crimson Ghost says:

    …and perhaps Roger did have a new album factor on there in some capacity, a title to his forthcoming solo album has even been revealed.(or so an angelelic bird has told me)

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 9

    Hi Mister Cranky

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, I freely associated after reading “your pal Marcinns” post in which the word addiction is already brought up.

  12. 12
    TruthHurts says:

    @2 ProTools for recording…eek

  13. 13
    Sami says:

    @ 10 🙂

  14. 14
    Rolf Schnyder says:

    Hello Roger, you wrote on your page:

    What was life like before computers? More complicated and yet somehow simpler. Or is it the other way around?

    It was much more simpler before. Believe me 🙂

    Best wishes Rolf

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