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Purple in Canadian press pt. 3

Roger Glover, Kingston, Canada, Feb 9 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Times Colonist from Victoria, BC, has published Roger Glover’s interview/profile:

Now, every night I step on stage I value it immensely. [Performing] is something very few people get to experience, therefore I can’t take it for granted. That’s the only time when there’s no distractions. There’s no phone calls, there’s no computers, there’s no family, there’s no children. There’s nothing except for your music and the audience. . . . It’s a lovely moment in time, and you’re so in the moment. You brain is whizzing along at light speed, because you react to what the others are playing. It’s a moving, liquid thing. You keep it together as possible, and also as expressive as possible.

Read more in Times Colonist.

Another interview with Roger, rather interesting, was done at the beginning of the tour by a Maritimes’ radio station Q104. You can listen to it in their blog or directly: part 1 and part 2 (mp3, 17MB total).

The coveted Blooper Award of the tour goes to Vancouver Sun, whose review of the local gig reads:

It took a few songs for Paice, who was wearing an ankle brace, to find his vocal footing, the rather unforgiving Highway Star proving challenging right off the bat, the rest of the band overpowering him.

And if you thought it’s the only blooper of the article, no. It is illustrated by a photo of Big Ian, whose name is spelled (you’ve guessed it right) Gillian.

Thanks to Monika Schwarz and Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

3 Comments to “Purple in Canadian press pt. 3”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    There is talk of a new studio album from Deep Purple.
    On the phone, Glover jokingly dismissed this “vicious rumour.

    There is truth to it, however.
    Last year the band got together for two weeks at a studio in Spain, jamming and creating rough ideas for a dozen new songs, he said.

    “How it pans out I can’t tell you because I don’t know,” Glover added. “We work in a way that may be baffling to other people. We do things in our time. There’s no use in forcing it.”

    Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/Deep+Purple+faint+heart/6194786/story.html#ixzz1nmW9Ir1i

    He must be joking again?

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Again, the usual negative outings when bringing up their lack of motivation for recording something new.

    “We prefer our private times off the road….”

    He sounds a bit uneasy talking about Ritchie.

    “Purpendicular”is mentioned as one of the happiest albums he experienced.
    What about those 3 after?

    And the interviewer still talking about Steve as “the new guy” : )

  3. 3
    George says:

    From my point of view the Blooper Award of the tour goes [with no doubt] to the Regina Leader Post.

    Here’s a lesson of how NOT to write a concert review.

    ** Lesson #1: Do not mess up the band members. (The reviewer says that Don Airey is the sole member to have never left the band from its beginning.
    Instead, he’s the very newest guy in the band)

    ** Lesson #2: Do not mess up the music genres. (The reviewer says that Ian Paice, Jason Bonham and Travis Baker are Metal drummers.
    Instead, the first two are Hard Rock drummers and the third one plays Punk)

    ** Lesson #3: Do not mess up the historical facts/buildings. If you don’t know the Ancient Greek art, then it’s ok to be quiet. (The reviewer says there’s a image of Roman Colisee on the Purple’s stage backdrop. Instead, it’s not a Roman Colisee, but the very typical Ancient Greek temple)

    **If you wonder to find other “Do Not”s just go read the review!


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