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So, what’s new?

Roger Glover, London, Ontario, Feb 11, 2012; photo © Nick Soveiko cc-by-nc-sa

Roger Glover posts an update on his website. Except it’s not an update, really, but one of those semi random collections of musings which are always a fascinating read.

Sometimes I write music. I am excellent at imagining a song in my head and then battling to get some semblance of it down on tape before I forget it. Unfortunately, the simple series of notes plucked out on an acoustic guitar rarely seem to convey the mammoth-sized roar of energy I hear in my head. I promptly forget it! I have literally thousands of these snippets scattered in boxes through all kinds of formats – cassettes, CDs, DATs, cameras, Dictaphones, pieces of paper, and even reel-to-reel tapes. Without being too modest, approximately almost exactly roughly about 97.8% of these ideas are rubbish. Obviously, what I heard in my head could not be replicated, or at least I couldn’t do it. I listen to some and wonder where on earth my head was at when I pressed ‘record’! Of course, there’s the odd one that actually does turn into a song, but I have this notion that photographers take hundreds of shots to get the perfect one, artists paint over their mistakes, and so I have to write enormous amounts of crap to get one decent idea.

And the update part is:

I have the concert with Tolo Marton in Venice next week followed quickly with a writing session with my old band in May.

Read more on RogerGlover.com.

5 Comments to “So, what’s new?”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, this is truly encouraging.

  2. 2
    Martin Johannessen says:

    Ian Gillan talks WhoCares project and new Bob Ezrin produced Deep Purple album: http://heavyrocktheplaylist.blogspot.com/2012/05/deep-purple-ian-gillan-talks-to-classic.html

  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Found this on 1 of the DP related blogspots.

    Knew about it but somehow never picked it up.

    Enjoyable album.

    IMHO espescially if you like “the feel” of The Butterfy Ball.
    Inspiration for said album?

    Notice ex ex DP split group guests like Cozy Powell and Bernie Marsden..


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    Roberto says:

    @2 “To cut out the rubbish, which we always recognise too late” = Bredford…

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    Roberto says:

    “I’ve done three or four albums since the last Purple album” probably I missed something…He talks about albums, not songs…

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